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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Has Apple Finished Disrupting Markets?"  Techland 8:16 AM
  • "Is Apple Testing a Watch/Smartphone Hybrid?" [Video Report]  Bloomberg 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook May Consider an iWatch" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:19 AM
  • "Apple 'Experiments With' Watch-Style Devices" Sky News 8:20 AM
  • "Apple experimenting with an iWatch, secures solar touchscreen patent" ZDNet 9:24 AM
  • "Apple 'testing smart watch designs': Apple is testing designs for a smart wristwatch that would link wirelessly to the iPhone and allow wearers to easily access some of the features of the smartphone, according to reports." Telegraph 8:51 AM
  • "Apple May Not Have A Choice But To Release A Watch – ReadWrite" ReadWrite 1:59 PM
  • "Apple Margin Squeeze Has No Easy Fix Amid 33% Share Drop: Apple Inc.'s profit margins are falling back to levels not seen since sales took off after the 2007 debut of the iPhone, as competition and lack of breakthrough products pressure the company to lower prices."  Bloomberg 7:52 AM
  • "Australia to grill Apple, others on pricing" Reuters 8:21 AM
  • "Tech giants to face IT 'gouging' probe: IT corporations including Apple, Microsoft and Adobe will become the first companies to be forced to appear before a federal parliamentary inquiry after they allegedly frustrated efforts to get to the bottom of high prices paid by Australians for tech products."  Sydney Morning Herald 8:24 AM
  • "Apple And Microsoft Summonsed To Explain Price Disparities In Australia" Kotaku 7:51 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook 'never wanted to sue Samsung': Jobs wanted to go to war, but the court battle hasn't really met his objectives" Macworld UK 8:38 AM
  • "Dead Steve Jobs 'made Tim Cook sue Samsung' from beyond the grave" The Register 8:23 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung, Frenemies for Life" Reuters 11:28 AM
  • "PhillyInc: Apple is buying up Pennsylvania tax credits" ["The Cupertino, Calif.-based technology Goliath may have more cash than investor David Einhorn believes is prudent, but Apple isn't foolish when comes to taxes. Apple apparently is trying to reduce its tax liability in Pennsylvania by buying up tax credits from other companies here. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development's (DCED) annual report on the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credit program lists Apple as having acquired 32 approved tax credits worth $2.33 million in 2012."]  Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's Cash Conundrum: Pay Tax or Borrow?" WSJ Blogs 2:05 PM
  • "Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference: February 12, 2013/Listen to streaming audio from the conference call." Apple Events 12:39 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook to speak six hours earlier Tuesday: His Goldman Sachs keynote, scheduled for 4:15 p.m. ET has been shifted to 10:15 a.m." Fortune 12:39 PM
  • "Apple CEO to speak at financial event tomorrow" CNET News 1:21 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during Tuesday's State of the Union address" Contra Costa Times 3:58 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to attend State of the Union address as Obama seeks to act on cybersecurity" The Next Web 4:01 PM
  • "Apple CEO to sit with Michelle Obama at State of the Union address: Tim Cook is getting VIP treatment at the President's annual speech." CNET News 4:40 PM
  • "Apple TV, imagined by Steve Jobs to be Apple's 'fourth leg,' now becomes its sixth" AppleInsider 8:45 PM
  • "Demographics and analytics of OS X 10.9 Mac testers" 9 to 5 Mac 8:01 PM
  • "Apple's 'new wave' anti-malware patent takes a leaf out of Qubes' book with" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "IPv6 tunneling broken with latest AirPort updates: Apple's recent AirPort and Time Capsule updates may break IPv6 tunneling features in the devices, requiring a downgrade for those who use these features." MacFixIt 3:59 PM
  • "Chris White's iOS Workflows" MacStories 8:46 PM
  • "Use Your Phone to Automatically Lock Your Mac When You Walk Away" Mactuts+ 9:07 AM
  • "How to synchronize email signatures" Macworld 9:26 AM
  • "Mac 101: Use Automator to extract text from PDFs" TUAW 10:18 AM
  • "AppleScripting Dates > Elapsed Time Calculator" TUAW 8:55 AM
  • "Taskboard Adds An iOS-Like App Switcher Tray To Mac OS X" AddictiveTips 8:49 AM
  • "How to stop Adobe Bridge from opening when you plug in an iOS device" ResExcellence 8:10 AM
  • "Make The Invert Display Keyboard Shortcut Work Again In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:05 AM
  • "Triggering tasks remotely with notifyutil and launchd" Brett Terpstra 8:54 PM
  • "The everyday agony of the password" Macworld 8:55 AM
  • "Why I hope Apple never buys Dropbox" Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Petition: Bring OpenGL 4.3, ZFS to OS X 10.9" FairerPlatform 8:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "Tidbits; Luxion, Arcom, Pixologic and more news" Architosh 12:37 PM
  • "MuTools has released MuLab 5 and in parallel the MUX 5 Vst plug-in. The MUX is the modular sound heart of MuLab.With the MUX Vst plug-in its fantastic sound and great flexibility is also available for use in other DAWs." MuTools 8:50 AM
  • "HighPoint Launches the Industry's fastest USB 3.0 RAID HBA's for Mac OS X Mountain Lion" HighPoint Technologies 8:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google spends $1B a year on iOS search default: analyst" ZDNet 9:24 AM
  • "Google paying Apple $1 billion annually in per-device iOS search fees" iDownload Blog 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Gets $1 Billion Per Year For Making Google The Default Search Engine On iOS" App Advice 8:53 AM
  • "Samsung Emerges as a Potent Rival to Apple's Cool" New York Times 8:46 AM
  • "iPhone 5 rated 5th in U.S. user satisfaction in new study: Apple was No. 1 overall for user satisfaction, but the iPhone 5 came in behind four Android devices among U.S. consumers, says a poll from OnDevice Research."  CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "Four Android smartphones beat the iPhone 5 in US user satisfaction, the $0 Motorola Atrix HD takes first place" The Next Web 9:46 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft and Adobe Called to Explain Price Disparities in Australia" Mashable 8:42 AM
  • "Australia Forcing Apple, Microsoft Testimony in Product Price Inquiry" The Mac Observer 8:43 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft called to testify before Australian Parliament in pricing investigation" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft and Adobe summoned by Australian parliament in pricing probe" Digital Trends 8:49 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe forced to face IT pricing inquiry" ZDNet 9:25 AM
  • "Apple Maps blamed for 'dangerous' inaccuracies in bushfire app" Melbourne Age 9:39 PM
  • "A Big Year for Apple's iPhone in India" AllThingsD 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone sales up threefold in India as company turns to payment plans" AppleInsider 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Blocks App Designed To Inform Users About U.S Drone Strikes? – [Video] RazorianFly 9:54 AM
  • "Tablet Shipments Overall To Drop 21.8 Percent In Q1/13; But A 5 Percent Gain For Apple Forecast" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "Has Tim Cook Killed Nike Fuelband's Android Future?" Cult of Android 1:57 PM
  • "Nike Pulled The Plug On Its FuelBand Android Companion App In Favor Of iOS And The Web" TechCrunch 1:55 PM
  • "Nike snubs Google: FuelBand sticks to iOS and Web" CNET News 4:40 PM
  • "Blizzard Fails to Discourage Apple Store Visitors" ifoAppleStore 9:08 AM
  • "Mouse Maker Scurries Away From PCs Toward iPad Future"  Wired 8:26 AM
  • "Home Depot iPhone switch short-circuits BlackBerry stock: Nationwide retailer decides that it's time to make the move to Apple, a decision which will affect 10,000 employees who will have to turn in their BlackBerry devices." CNET News 4:03 PM
  • "Another One Bites The Dust: Home Depot Ditches Blackberry For iPhone" BGR 8:07 AM
  • "Paragon CEO: we want to support our app users, but 'Apple says we can't'" VentureBeat 2:05 PM
  • "iPad with Bible app saves the day at firefighters swearing-in ceremony" TUAW 10:39 AM
  • "BMW taps Apple's Genius model to educate customers: The company says that its dealerships will have young employees on the showroom floor answering questions possible customers might have about cars." CNET News 10:17 AM
  • "iTunes Top 10 Fun Facts: 25 Billion Songs, 119 Countries, 800 million devices, More" FairerPlatform 11:27 AM
  • "Amazon pokes at iPad price, display in Kindle Fire HD ad" GeekWire 10:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Adobe Proposes New Standard for Better Web Typography" Webmonkey 1:30 PM
  • "Pandigital eReader hacks create a $38 tablet" TG Daily 12:26 PM
  • "New HTC One Flagship Phone Gets Pictured, As A Picture Reportedly Taken With Its Camera Leaks" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "DISH's Hopper With Sling Whole-Home DVR Now Available Nationwide, Following CES 2013 Awards Controversy" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "Boy Tries To Win Back Ex-Girlfriend On Valentine's Day By Building Her An App" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "3D printing's next level: economy cars (w/ video)" St. Paul Pioneer Press [Free Registration Required] 12:09 PM
  • "Security firm Bit9 says hackers attacked it and a few clients" IDG News Service 11:36 AM
  • "Flickr Bug Makes Privates Public" PC Magazine 11:34 AM
  • "Alone, Together: Snowed In, In The Age Of Hashtags" Associated Press 10:13 AM
  • "The GoogleReaderpocalypse Is Upon Us – Google's Feed Reading Service Unusable Since Sunday" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Google plugs Nexus 4 and Google Now in Grammys ad" PCWorld 11:36 AM
  • "Google Shows Off Nexus 4, Google Now During Grammys" PC Magazine 11:34 AM
  • "Google execs building $82M airport to house their private jets" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:50 AM
  • "BlackBerry Shares Drop As Home Depot Says Ditching Phone" Bloomberg 10:27 AM
  • "BlackBerry Z10 On Sale ... for $999" PC Magazine 11:34 AM
  • "Solavei Brings BlackBerry Z10 to the U.S. Early — For Nearly a Thousand Bucks" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "You'll Never Squint Again With This Automatically Resizing Font" Gizmodo 10:54 AM
  • "We find out how you set up an Apple TV without the remote and review the Moves fitness app." The MT Show 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone 4S Devices, Fixes 3G Issues" MacRumors 2:19 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 6.1.1 software update to iPhone 4S owners" iDownload Blog 2:19 PM
  • "Apple Rolls Out iOS 6.1.1 to Fix iPhone 4S Bugs" PC Magazine 3:13 PM
  • "Apple Starts Rolling Out iOS 6.1.1" AppleBitch 2:29 PM
  • "Apple Pushes iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone 4S 'Cellular Performance" The Mac Observer 3:15 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone 4S to improve cellular reliability" ResExcellence 3:15 PM
  • "iOS 6.1.1 build 10B145 being rushed to address 3G performance and enterprise concerns, some carrier testing completed" 9 to 5 Mac 1:21 PM
  • "Apple Rushing To Finalize iOS 6.1.1" App Advice 1:21 PM
  • "iPhone users seeing battery life issues after upgrading to iOS 6.1" TUAW 8:15 AM
  • "Hold off updating your iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1, European carriers warn customers" GigaOM 8:18 AM
  • "Avoid latest iOS upgrade, users warned" TG Daily 8:37 AM
  • "UK iPhone 4S Customers Warned to Avoid iOS 6.1 Over 3G Issues" The Mac Observer 10:02 AM
  • "iOS 6.1 KNACKERED our mobile phone networks, claim Vodafone, Three" The Register 12:43 PM
  • "Apple iPhone and iPad iOS 6 network problems linger on" ZDNet 12:42 PM
  • "Alleged iPhone 5S assembly line shots show new internal layout, linear motor (Update: clone)/Update: These are likely an iPhone 5 clone (with better vibrating motor). Note the smaller 1150 mAh battery and the (d'oh) SD card slot." 9 to 5 Mac 9:27 AM
  • "'iPhone 5S' spotted in purported leaked pics of Foxconn factory" NDTV Gadgets 8:35 AM
  • "New photos claims to show Apple's so-called iPhone 5S being assembled at Foxconn" AppleInsider 8:59 AM
  • "Photos of iPhone 5 Clone Circulating as Alleged 'iPhone 5S'" MacRumors 9:45 AM
  • "Alleged iPhone 5S photos leak online" CNET News 8:47 AM
  • "iPhone 5S Pics Swirl Around the Internet" TheStreet 9:48 AM
  • "Insiders 'now confident' Apple will launch lower-priced, lightweight iPhone as early as June" AppleInsider 9:04 AM
  • "Apple's Cheaper iPhone Could Launch As Early As June" Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "Apple hires TV exec, hints at Apple iTV release" TrustedReviews 1:55 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Super Monsters Ate My Condo! For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12:38 PM
  • "Mr. Ball For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12:38 PM
  • "Hamster Craze For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12:38 PM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:31 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:31 AM
  • "Mac Pro Prices -6 And 4 Core Models... $1,150 to $2,999 -Best Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:50 AM
  • "Refurbished & Used iMac Prices -Deals Start From $109 -Closeout, OpenBox, Refurbished And Used" MacReviewZone 7:50 AM
  • "iPod Classic Prices... $101 to $249 -The Best iPod Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:50 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:05 AM

  • "HP Officejet Pro X576dw review: A multifunction printer without the jitters" ["Using AirPrint, you can print out a photo from your iPhoto library by simply choosing the connected printer and hitting Print."] CNET Reviews 8:30 AM
  • "Review: Cygnett Bulldozer silicone case offers iPhone 5 protection" Macworld 10:18 AM
  • "AluPen Pro for the iPad is versatile if a bit chunky" AppleDailyReport 8:31 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "FioWriter Text Editor For iOS Is Great On iPad, Not So Much On iPhone [Review] Cult of Mac 1:20 PM
  • "Over HD for iPhone and iPad review: Add attractive typefaces to your iPhone and iPad photos with Over HD" Macworld UK 1:59 PM
  • "Comparing iPhone Twitter app timeline views" iMore 2:19 PM
  • "Will Mailbox for iPhone transform your email inbox?" iSource 9:08 AM
  • "This Qwiki Keeps the Smiles Coming" MacNewsWorld 9:07 AM
  • "Stream of Consciousness Review: Users can combine different types of media into one 3D environment for endless creative possibilities." 148Apps 9:21 AM
  • "Take Flight With After Burner Climax — iPad App Review" PadGadget 10:02 AM
  • "Appidemic: Underground Kingdom for iPad" AppleTell 8:55 AM
  • "Roar Rampage Review" 148Apps 9:08 AM
  • "Create Ringtones Out Of Songs From iPhone Music Library Using Rinngo" AddictiveTips 8:49 AM
  • "MacMost Now 825: Using Your iPad As a Second Display For Your Mac" MacMost 8:12 AM
  • "Padgadget's iPad Tips: How To Make The Most out of the Native Reminders App" PadGadget 9:27 AM
  • "Show Only Downloaded Music on Your iPhone" Macinstruct 9:04 AM
  • "My son's iTunes spending spree: How do we teach the value of a dollar to kids who never see money?" Yahoo! News 8:06 AM
  • "Macworld/iWorld 2013: Appletell's surprising finds" AppleTell 3:16 PM
  • "Should Apple Make a Larger iPhone?" Tech.pinions 10:14 AM
  • "Does It Make Sense To Build A Mobile App For The iPhone?" Forbes 10:14 AM
  • "Why do iPhone and iPad users jailbreak? Freedom" ZDNet 10:02 AM
  • "$300 budget iPhone due in June, analyst says" iDownload Blog 10:38 AM
  • "Apple: Cheaper iPhone Coming This Year, Topeka Capital Asserts" Forbes 9:54 AM
  • "Analyst says $300 price point is sweet spot for unsubsidized iPhone mini" 9 to 5 Mac 9:54 AM
  • "A new Mac Pro or JBOP, just a bunch of peripherals?" ZDNet 9:25 AM
  • "Jobs wanted Apple car: Late CEO wanted to take on Detroit with iCar" Examiner 9:21 AM
  • "Apple iCar: Not So Crazy?" TheStreet 9:20 AM
  • "What will it take to quit the Apple habit?" AppleTell 8:55 AM
  • "Rumors About The 'iPhone mini' Continue As New Week Begins" App Advice 8:53 AM
  • "Why Apple Is Working on an iWatch and Not iGlasses" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:28 PM
  • "Apple iWatch doesn't scare Pebble" CNNMoney 2:00 PM
  • "The iWatch: What Can Apple Do To Make Us Need One?" Forbes 1:44 PM
  • "Apple's iWatch: What We Know, What We Don't Know, And Why It Really Doesn't Matter" Mac 360 1:19 PM
  • "5 wearable ideas Apple could borrow from sci-fi" Computerworld 11:27 AM
  • "Apple, newfangled watches and becoming a mature company" ZDNet 10:54 AM
  • "Does the world want an Apple 'iWatch'?" BGR 10:39 AM
  • "WSJ says Foxconn involved in development of tech that could power Apple wristwatch" AppleInsider 10:20 AM
  • "Why Apple iOS-Driven Smartwatch Makes Sense: Apple is reportedly developing a wearable product that features its iOS operating system and curved glass. Watch out, Pebble." InformationWeek 10:19 AM
  • "Report: Apple Working on iOS-Based Wristwatch" WirelessWeek 10:17 AM
  • "Apple may be developing a smart watch with Corning's flexible Willow Glass" MobileSyrup 9:26 AM
  • "What Would an Apple Watch Do?" BYTE 9:08 AM
  • "Is There An Apple Smartwatch In Your Future?" TheStreet 8:58 AM
  • "Apple cooking up curved-glass wristwatch, report says" Crave @ CNET 8:28 AM
  • "Calling All Cars! Apple Working On A Dick Tracy Watch?" Forbes 8:21 AM
  • "Features That Would Make iWatch A Killer Product" Forbes 8:17 AM
  • "The Apple Dick Tracy iWatch leaks: Why now?" Fortune 8:17 AM
  • "Should Apple Buy Dell?" Forbes 7:57 AM
  • "Why I love using the iPhone 5" PalmAddict 7:50 AM
  • "Dick Tracy's Watch: The Most Indestructible Meme in Tech Journalism" Techland 9:25 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch" Wired 12:34 PM
  • "Minding your p's and q's when texting: Depends on age" USA Today 12:30 PM
  • "Half of online shoppers may buy via social networks by 2015" Computerworld UK 11:35 AM
  • "A Week With: BlackBerry Z10/The new BlackBerry phone launches with a totally new look and feel, but is it worth the wait?" The Independent 11:18 AM
  • "Review: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart/The Ultrabook that reckons it's meant for bigger things" The Register 12:28 PM
  • "HP EliteBook Folio 9470M review: An ultrasolid Ultrabook" InfoWorld 11:14 AM
  • "ROI calculations done right can help IT projects" Computerworld 10:45 AM
  • "Why Google's Cloud Is a Pandora's Box" Minyanville 10:10 AM
  • "Square scandal highlights growing pains at tech start-ups" Reuters 10:06 AM
  • "The secret to tackling mobile, cloud and big data? Treat them as one." GigaOM [Free Registration Required] 9:50 AM
  • "New Nexus 4 Ad Finally Puts Google Now In The Spotlight [Video] BGR 9:46 AM
  • "This Latest Google Now Ad Has Me Hating Siri" TechCrunch 9:13 AM
  • "Why You Have To Pay A Ridiculous Amount Of Money For Slow Internet" ["'What's happened is that these enormous telecommunications companies, Comcast and Time Warner on the wired side, Verizon and AT&T on wireless side, have divided up markets, put themselves in a position where they're subject ot no competition, and no oversight from any regulatory authority and they're charging us a lot for internet access and giving us second-class access,' Crawford says."]  Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "The Surface Pro's available storage problem" ZDNet 9:24 AM
  • "What Do You Think Of Microsoft's New Surface Pro Commercial?" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Greg's Bite: Surface Pro Tablet a Hot Seller? LOL" AppleDailyReport 10:13 AM
  • "Windows Surface Pro Sells Out [Like Zune HD, Palm Pre, Surface RT, etc] Tapscape 8:08 AM
  • "Pope vs. Jobs: The Resignation-Off of the Century" Wired 5:47 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Hunger Games Adventures for iOS: Playtime in Panem" CNET Reviews 4:39 PM
  • "WordPress For iOS Adds Push Notifications And Comment Moderation" TechCrunch 3:26 PM
  • "Flickr find: GorillaPod plus Apple eMate equals nightmare" TUAW 1:58 PM
  • "Circa overhauls its iOS app with a new sharing interface and technology news section" The Next Web 1:21 PM
  • "New Pages+ Tweak Supercharges Your iOS Home Screen [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 1:21 PM
  • "Smarterflo opens Smarter Stand for iPhone project on Kickstarter" 9 to 5 Mac 10:40 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of February 11: Apple, Bluestacks, CES, Macworld/iWorld Wrap-Ups and More" The MUG Center 10:14 AM
  • "'Real Racing 3' Releasing February 28" Touch Arcade 9:20 AM
  • "Galaxy On Fire Space Sim MMO For iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Coming In Q3 2013" TechCrunch 9:09 AM
  • "This Week's App Store Editor's Choice: Cordy 2" PadGadget 9:05 AM
  • "The Wally iPhone wallet arrives on Kickstarter, a new way to carry your bank cards" iMore 9:04 AM
  • "Belkin teams up with LEGO, will let you brick your iPhone and iPad with new cases coming in Spring" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "PRX Relaunches Its iPhone App, Now Lets You Download All Your Favorite Public Radio Programs" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Swrve Launches Targeted In-App Messaging To Get Games Players Reaching For Their Wallets" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "New iPhone apps worth downloading: update, HugBot, Cypress Inheritance" Appolicious 8:07 AM
  • "We knew that...(Enhanced Edition) book for iPad" prMac 3:16 PM
  • "MacBOOM! - The interactive magazine about Apple technologies for iPad" prMac 9:55 AM
  • "Mind Vacation releases Truth-or-Dare 1.0 for iOS - Now Available" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Cool Mixture - Color your iPhone" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "LinkOptimizer for InDesign at 50% off on BitsDuJour: February 11-12" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Classic Laser Puzzle Game Aargon Finally Arrives on the iPad" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Tangled FX for iOS - Unique New Photo Effect - Currently #35 in Photo" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "First Comparison and Diagnostic Tool released for Apple iOS Devices" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Document Writer Released for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Final Week to win $50 by Valentine's - Essay Editor" prMac 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Buyout: Meet Southeastern, The Quiet Investors Who Might Foil The $24B Deal" Forbes 9:56 AM
  • "Dell defends deal: 'Shifts risk' to buyers/Company says plan offers 'attractive and immediate premium'" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Dell Defends Deal: 'Offers an Attractive and Immediate Premium'" WSJ Blogs 9:42 AM
  • "Dell: $24.4 Billion Buyout Deal in Best Interest of Shareholders" CNBC 9:58 AM
  • "Dell looks to calm shareholder concern over buyout" Associated Press 9:57 AM
  • "Dell on Defense: Special Committee Explored 'Array' of Options" FOXBusiness 9:57 AM
  • "Dell Buyout Price Termed 'Extreme Disappointment'" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft sells out of 128GB Surface Pro: Some customers fume, critics seize shortage as sign that Microsoft fumbled launch" Computerworld 10:45 AM
  • "Surface Pro Out, But You Can't Get It" BYTE 10:18 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface: Wifi updates, pen improvements, more cover colors in pipeline" ZDNet 12:36 PM
  • "Retail Folly: Why Microsoft Surface Losses Will Result In A New Channel Strategy" CRN 10:43 AM
  • "Microsoft evangelists pull page out of BlackBerry handbook: Aggressive marketing for Windows 8 and Windows Phone tries to convince developers and users to look beyond iOS, Android" InfoWorld 11:14 AM
  • "Why Windows 8 Has Been Slow to Capture Consumer Mindshare" PC Magazine 11:32 AM
  • "Microsoft patch Tuesday update promises admin headaches" Computerworld 12:24 PM
  • "Windows Live Mesh users must switch by Wednesday" CNET News 12:49 PM
  • "Watchdog probes £7.1bn Autonomy sale to Hewlett Packard" This is Money 9:35 PM
  • "British authorities to investigate Hewlett-Packard's Autonomy claims" Associated Press 12:10 PM
  • "IBM puts supercomputer to work on cancer" The Sun 9:38 PM
  • "Oracle to re-release Java SE patch with extra helping of fixes" ZDNet 12:36 PM
  • "AMD promises to squash confusion and quickly clarify 2013 Radeon plans" PC World 9:36 PM
  • "U.S. said to be target of massive cyber-espionage campaign" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:15 AM
  • "Top Tech Industry Priorities For Obama's 2nd Term" Forbes 11:03 AM
  • "Java retakes the lead in language popularity: Recent security problems aside, Java moves past C in Tiobe's language popularity index thanks to its ties to Android development" InfoWorld 10:45 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Who's Manipulating Apple Stock With This iWatch Story? – ReadWrite" ReadWrite 1:59 PM
  • "Should Apple CEO Tim Cook Hold An Analyst Day?" Forbes 2:36 PM
  • "The fate of Apple's $137B cash pile could be made more clear this week" GigaOM 1:55 PM
  • "AAPL CEO Tim Cook Shifts Time of Goldman Keynote" Barron's 1:22 PM
  • "Tim Cook Keynote at Goldman Sachs Live Stream" FairerPlatform 1:22 PM
  • "iWatch may help Apple fly through $500" MarketWatch 9:22 AM
  • "Counting stool legs: As Apple introduced a new set of revenue categories, the performance of its 'minor' businesses has become clearer. The changes include re-statement of what used to be called 'Software' revenues as part of iTunes. Apple Software includes sales of OS X, iWork and its pro tools. These products are now sold through the Mac App and since that is a part of iTunes its inclusion makes sense." asymco 9:08 AM
  • "What should Apple do with its $137b cash? Return money to shareholders? Sit on it? Acquire Facebook and co? Invest in research? Foot the UK defence bill and the interest on our national debt?" Macworld UK 9:07 AM
  • "Google 'Structurally Sound,' Apple 'More Attractive': Pro" CNBC 10:38 AM
  • "Apple's New Smartwatch: Why Investors Should Care" Seeking Alpha 8:20 AM
  • "The Falling Apple Knife May Have Hit The Floor; How High Might It Bounce?" Seeking Alpha 7:57 AM
  • "Apple: David Einhorn Responds to Being Labeled a 'Hustler'" TheStreet 10:14 AM
  • "Would an Apple Dividend Hike Fend Off Einhorn?" 24/7 Wall St. 8:37 AM
  • "Apple low-cost iPhone would generate limited profits, says Pacific Crest" Theflyonthewall 8:21 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, AOL rise, but Google drags on tech stocks" MarketWatch 4:30 PM
  • "Stocks end lower on year's lightest volume" MarketWatch 4:31 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat After S&P 500 Rallies for Six Weeks" Bloomberg 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks Slip From Highs in Thin Trading" TheStreet 4:32 PM
  • "Stocks Pull Back from Multi-Year Highs" FOXBusiness 4:32 PM
  • "Stocks fall in lackluster trading" CNNMoney 4:33 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower in Light Trading, Dragged by Energy; Banks Gain" CNBC 4:33 PM
  • "Wall Street ends flat as investors seek new catalysts" Reuters 4:34 PM
  • "Energy Sector Leads Stocks Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 4:34 PM
  • "Stocks: Pausing near the peak" CNNMoney 9:38 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Australia stocks slip, with most of Asia shut" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Novo Nordisk leads Europe lower after FDA news" MarketWatch 12:39 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:46 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:37 PM

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