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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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  • "Tim Cook: 'I've Never Been More Bullish For Innovation At Apple'"  ReadWrite 10:56 AM
  • "This is Tim: Cook at the 2013 Goldman Sachs conference" Macworld 3:48 PM
  • "Cook: The only thing Apple won't do is release a lousy product" Macworld 7:18 PM
  • "Apple 'unrivaled' in innovation, 'elegant experience,' Cook says: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, says he has never been more bullish about the company's ability to innovate." CNET News 11:07 AM
  • "12 points from Apple CEO Tim Cook's innovation and 'side show' talk at Goldman Sachs" Computerworld 11:45 AM
  • "Apple CEO: Specs touted by tech giants 'because they can't have a great experience'" Ars Technica 3:54 PM
  • "Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs Conference: Retail Philosophy, Acquisitions, and the Apple Ecosystem" MacRumors 4:01 PM
  • "Apple CEO calls Einhorn lawsuit a 'sideshow'" Reuters 10:44 AM
  • "Apple CEO on shareholder lawsuit: 'It's a silly sideshow'" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:49 AM
  • "Apple Calls Proxy Fight a 'Silly Sideshow'" [Paid Membership Required] 11:06 AM
  • "Tim Cook Disses Einhorn's 'Silly Lawsuit,' Says Apple Doesn't Have 'Depression-Era Mentality'" Forbes 4:54 PM
  • "Cook: Einhorn Lawsuit a 'Distraction'" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:46 AM
  • "We Are Seeing Apple 'Change Their View': Blair" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:46 AM
  • "Apple CEO Cook: 'We're unrivaled' in innovation" ZDNet 10:54 AM
  • "Tim Cook: 'Limit' not a word in Apple's vocabulary" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:50 AM
  • "Apple Defends Position on Cash" [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple doesn't have a cash hoarding problem" GigaOM 12:08 PM
  • "Tim Cook says Apple's executive team at 'the very top of their game'" AppleInsider 3:53 PM
  • "Apple CEO shoots down idea of cheap new iPhone: Cook says there are other ways to boost revenue, like lowering older model prices and creating new products" IDG News Service 12:11 PM
  • "Will iPhone Sales Eventually Stall? Tim Cook Says No" PC Magazine 12:11 PM
  • "Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference - February 12, 2013" [Tim Cook: Live audio broadcast] Apple Events 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Said to Have Team Developing Wristwatch Computer: Apple Inc. has a team of about 100 product designers working on a wristwatch-like device that may perform some of the computing tasks now handled by the iPhone and iPad, two people familiar with the company's plans said."  Bloomberg 7:41 PM
  • "Will Einhorn And The iWatch Boost Apple Shares?" Seeking Alpha 8:33 AM
  • "Apple's Greenlight suit response to come by tomorrow: The company has already won approval of an expedited hearing."  CNET News 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Board Working on Solving Cash Conundrum" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "Apple's Problem Is America's Problem is Apple's Problem"  Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "Cash Windfall For Apple Inc. Shareholders?" ["Apple has been squirreling much of this money away in overseas tax havens. About 70% of the funds are held offshore, and would incur tax charges if taken back into the US. At some point it would make distributions expensive. That's where Greenlight's clever wheeze comes in. Last year it suggested Apple should distribute $50bn of perpetual preferred shares to existing shareholders, at no cost. The preferred stock would yield 4% a year, in line with Microsoft's 30-year debt, and be separately tradable."] The Motley Fool 8:32 AM
  • "iPad to face greater challenges for market share, says analyst: The iPad will see increasing competition not just from 7-inch tablets but potentially from new touch-screen ultrabooks, forecasts a Citi analyst." CNET News 8:37 AM
  • "Apple and the iWatch: the next frontier? Apple could turn wearable devices into next big thing"  MarketWatch 8:14 AM
  • "Apple's iWatch and Apple TV initiatives could drive an additional $80 billion in yearly revenue" AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "Right on Cue: On February 6th, 2013 Apple reported that a total of 25 billion songs had been downloaded from its iTunes music store. The previous definitive value was in October 2011 though there was mention of 'more than 20 billion' in November. ... Therefore it seems reasonable to estimate that Apple will reach 97% share for iTunes music in 2013. That assumes a 10% growth in the music download business and translates into 5.5 billion downloads or about 15 million songs per day. That's well within the trajectory seen above."  asymco 8:27 AM
  • "Is Apple cursed? Market dominance breeds complacency, arrogance, and reduced innovation. If Apple wants to thrive, it will need to make major changes to its corporate culture."  Fortune 8:42 AM
  • "Review: Napkin a novel image annotation program with an attitude" Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "How To Get Started with Adobe Creative Cloud – 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do" Terry White's Tech Blog 12:25 PM
  • "How to key a shot with Final Cut Pro X" Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "How to Use VPN on Your Mac" Mactuts+ 8:25 AM
  • "Mac 101: Schedule event details in the event title with Calendar" TUAW 7:59 AM
  • "Tip: Use OS X services to reveal or open file paths" CNET Reviews 8:34 PM
  • "Accordance QuickTip: Organizing your Library" Accordance 10:45 AM
  • "Apple ID security: Should I be worried?"  Betalogue 3:48 PM
  • "CriticMarkup: Plain Text Syntax for Editorial Reviews" MacStories 8:26 AM
  • "And What of iTunes?" YMP Now 7:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "LEGO Lord of the Rings brings Middle-Earth to Mac on Feb. 21" TUAW 3:52 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The Real Tomorrowland: Apple Stores Get Almost as Many Visitors as Disney's Theme Parks"  The Atlantic 7:17 PM
  • "How to Put 120 Million Apple Store Visitors in Perspective" The Mac Observer 7:20 PM
  • "'This year, Apple will start making Macs in America again' – Obama" TechCrunch 8:57 PM
  • "President Obama recognizes Apple during State of the Union address" TUAW 8:57 PM
  • "President Obama cites Apple's return to US manufacturing in State of the Union address" The Verge 9:28 PM
  • "CEO Tim Cook Confirms First Store In Turkey Amidst Big International Retail Push" TechCrunch 11:13 AM
  • "Apple Closing 20 Retail Stores In Order Expand Them, Accomodate More Customers" TechCrunch 10:53 AM
  • "Tim Cook Just Gave Apple Retail Employees The Best Compliment Ever" Business Insider 12:12 PM
  • "Report: Apple tops Japan's mobile industry for the first time with 15% market share in 2012" The Next Web 8:57 PM
  • " lands in prime spot atop reputation rankings in 14th Annual Harris Poll RQ® Study: Apple and Google join Amazon in top five as companies that have transcended tech. The Walt Disney Company, Johnson & Johnson, and The Coca-Cola Company complete list of companies with great reputations according to the 2013 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient®." PRNewswire 9:37 AM
  • "Amazon, Apple, and yes, Victoria's Secret dominate the mobile shopping satisfaction ratings" VentureBeat 7:59 AM
  • "Amazon Beats Out Apple As Having The Best Reputation Among U.S. Consumers, Says Harris" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Apple reputation falls behind Amazon's in Harris poll" MarketWatch 10:46 AM
  • "Apple Continues To Dominate Mobile Video Viewing, With 60% Occurring On iOS Vs. 32% On Android, Report Says" TechCrunch 9:18 AM
  • "Tablets giving way to higher conversion, click-through rates than PCs: Report" ZDNet 10:54 AM
  • "Google Could Pay Apple $1 Billion Next Year To Remain Default Search Engine On iOS, Report Says" TechCrunch 8:13 AM
  • "HBO to Finally Let Subscribers Stream HBO Go to TV Over AirPlay" AllThingsD 3:48 PM
  • "HBO Now Allows Subscribers to Stream HBO Go to Apple TV using AirPlay" MacRumors 3:48 PM
  • "Apple CEO Cook Obama's Guest at State of the Union" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:32 AM
  • "N.C. company sues iPhone case maker" ["Universal Mania Inc., of Raeford, is seeking a court declaration that it hasn't violated various symbols and names associated that Colorado's Otter Products LLC uses in connection with Otterbox cases."] Triangle Business Journal 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Maps blamed for 'dangerous' inaccuracies in bushfire app" Melbourne Age 8:37 AM
  • "UC Irvine's iMedEd Initiative is a 2012-13 Apple Distinguished Program" TUAW 9:18 AM
  • "I Love You, iPhone. Happy Valentine's Day!" Forbes 8:14 AM
  • "Alicia Keys' iPhone tweet and the time we helped Steve Jobs show her how to use iTunes" Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "Alicia Keys blames hacker for iPhone tweet, iOS 6.1.1 fixes 4S issues, Home Depot ditches BlackBerry for iPhone" iPhone Buzz 8:25 AM
  • "WD looks to undercut and outperform the Apple TV on price and features with new WD TV Play streamer" The Next Web 8:22 AM
  • "Atlantic City firefighters use iPad Bible app for swearing-in ceremony" Digital Trends 8:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Pertino Offers A Cloud-Based Network, No Hardware Required" TechCrunch 10:59 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi gets hit Minecraft game with code editing" Techworld 11:00 AM
  • "Interview: Raspberry Pi creator wants to bring hardware hacking to everyone" TechHive 10:37 AM
  • "Sonos Releases The Playbar, A Sound Bar With Built-In Streaming Magic" TechCrunch 10:57 AM
  • "Sonos Unveils Playbar, a $700 Home Theater Soundbar" PC Magazine 10:36 AM
  • "Android 4.2.2: A better Jelly Bean rolls into the wild/The upgrade is currently being rolled out to Nexus device owners first and reportedly addresses a Bluetooth bug." CNET News 11:25 AM
  • "Dish Releases Hopper with Sling in U.S., Ergen Talks Shop" PC Magazine 10:35 AM
  • "Dish to Sell Wireless Spectrum If Network Plans Fail" Bloomberg 10:02 AM
  • "Broadcom Eyes Smartphones, Tablets With New 4G LTE Chip" PC Magazine 10:36 AM
  • "Samsung Girds for Life After Apple in Disruption Devotion" Bloomberg 10:01 AM
  • "Mobile phone maker Nokia expands budget Asha line-up" Reuters 9:50 AM
  • "Adobe cuts prices in Australia following price gouging probe" CNET News 9:47 AM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Slope Is A Simple, Effective Stand for Your iPad" MacVoicesTV 8:32 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 -BowBlade Gives A Real-World Feel to Archery-Oriented Games" MacVoicesTV 7:18 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Oliver Breidenbach of Boinx Software on iStopMotion, Software Development and More" MacVoicesTV 4:25 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 – CrashPlan Keeps Growing and Improving" MacVoicesTV 8:48 AM
  • "OLED displays? They're 'awful,' says Apple's CEO: Tim Cook says you can't trust the color accuracy of OLED displays, and he touts the Retina Display as a superior experience." CNET News 10:58 AM
  • "Apple dukes it out with Intel to win over engineers for new Israel R&D facility" ZDNet 10:54 AM
  • "Apple targeting Windows PC market for future iPad growth" V3 11:10 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS update to fix iPhone 4S performance problems: Apple has released an update to iOS, fixing performance problems that led Vodafone to warn iPhone 4S owners against upgrading." Telegraph 8:13 AM
  • "iOS 6.1.1: Now it's OK to update your iPhone 4S, says Vodafone" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 6.1.1 Software Update For iPhone 4S. Fixes Possible Issues With 3G Performance When Running iOS 6.1." RazorianFly 8:26 AM
  • "Mac Updates: iOS 6.1.1, Office for Mac 14.3.1 and More" FairerPlatform 8:02 AM
  • "Could This Be the iPhone 5S?" Mashable 8:13 AM
  • "Rapid growth in transaction logs, CPU use, and memory consumption in Exchange Server 2010 when a user syncs a mailbox by using an iOS 6.1-based device" Microsoft 5:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Offers Advice For Dealing With iOS 6.1 Exchange Issues" Apple Bitch 4:01 PM
  • "Apple's 'Cards' App is targeted in new Patent Lawsuit" Patently Apple 10:43 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted 27 Patents Covering Adaptive Sensors, Cellular MacBook Antennas, Tactile Feedback for iDevices & Much More - Patently Apple" Patently Apple 8:25 AM
  • "Apple secretly developing entire platform for wearable, attachable computing" AppleInsider 9:19 AM
  • "Apple wants patent for sensors to track everything, including you" CNET News 4:00 PM
  • "Apple's 'microslot antennas' are invisible to the naked eye, could see use in future iPhones" AppleInsider 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's Invisible 'Microslot Antennas' Patent Means Your Next iPhone Could Have An All-Aluminum Case" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for microslot antennas for electronic devices" AppleDailyReport 8:57 AM
  • "Apple patents more accurate content download progress bar" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "Apple patent is for tactile feedback in an electronic device" AppleDailyReport 8:56 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves integrating a portable device with a bicycle" AppleDailyReport 8:56 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Big Lens For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:31 AM
  • "Jewel Frenzy For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:31 AM
  • "XnSketch For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:31 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Price Tracker -$89 to $179 -Best Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:28 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:26 AM

  • "Samsung 840 Series SSD: Cost-Efficient Performance" HotHardware 12:30 PM
  • "Only way to stop the iPad: Flash-disk mutant Speed Freaks" The Register 8:36 AM
  • "Logitech Keyboard for Apple Handy, Pricey" BYTE 10:43 AM
  • "Review: stm bags Nomad Medium Laptop Shoulder Bag" Run Around Tech 3:48 PM
  • "Mophie Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5 Review: Wherein Juicing Is A Good Thing" Gizmodo 4:26 PM
  • "ZAGGKeys ProPlus brings my iPad one step closer to being my MacBook Air replacement" AppleDailyReport 8:21 AM
  • "Logitech UE Boombox review: portable speakers that pack a punch" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "Review: Jabra Solemate beats Jambox at its own game" TechHive 8:26 AM
  • "Review: Uspeed 4-Port and 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub" ResExcellence 9:15 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "SugarSync 2.0 Simplifies Syncing" PC Magazine 4:54 PM
  • "Thirst for iOS review: A new standard in news aggregators" CNET Reviews 3:44 PM
  • "MindNode Makes Mind Mapping a Mind-Blower" MacNewsWorld 8:48 AM
  • "Paint A Masterpiece On Your iPad With Sensu's Artist Brush [Review] Cult of Mac 4:54 PM
  • "Exploratorium's new iPad app reveals 'magic of existing phenomena'" VentureBeat 3:56 PM
  • "Sooner Gets Todos Sorted Sooner (And Smarter) [Review] Cult of Mac 11:07 AM
  • "New iOS app Winston is your Siri personal assitant for news" TUAW 8:00 AM
  • "Zeebox Second-Screen TV App Introduces SpotSynch As It Gets Cozier With Advertisers" App Advice 8:20 AM
  • "Appidemic: Boxthebag for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:20 AM
  • "PadGadget Photobooth: Turn Your Photos into Watercolor Works of Art with Popsicolor" PadGadget 8:39 AM
  • "Show Your Love For Swampy and Perry in Where's My Valentine – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:26 AM
  • "Hands-On Impressions and Video from 'Real Racing 3'" Touch Arcade 11:50 AM
  • "Vanquish Evil In QuestLord" App Advice 8:20 AM
  • "Beastie Bay Review" Mac|Life 3:54 PM
  • "How to reorder lists in Reminders on iPhone and iPad" iMore 3:49 PM
  • "How To Make Corrections To Siri Questions Or Commands" App Advice 8:20 AM
  • "Changing the iPad switch function" iLounge 3:54 PM
  • "The Gentleman's Guide To Using Your iPhone On A Date [Feature] Cult of Mac 3:54 PM
  • "Mastering The iPhone To Become A Better Lover: Fashion [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 3:53 PM
  • "Highlight Text and Take Notes in iBooks" OS X Daily 3:49 PM
  • "How to Download an Image to an iPhone" Macinstruct 12:01 PM
  • "Schedule 'Do Not Disturb' for Notification Center" Mac OS X Hints 11:02 AM
  • "Tim Cook Shows Developers The Money, All Eight Billion Dollars Of It" Forbes 8:07 PM
  • "Apple reportedly has 100-person team working on 'iWatch'" CNET News 9:01 PM
  • "Apple reportedly has 100-person team working on unannounced smartwatch" AppleInsider 8:07 PM
  • "Power users vs. empowered users" iMore 7:21 PM
  • "Apple CEO Explains Why Apple's Products Are So Expensive (Sort Of)" The Huffington Post 9:16 PM
  • "Why Did Tim Cook Talk At The Goldman Sachs Conference Anyway?"  TechCrunch 7:21 PM
  • "Tim Cook On Cheaper iPhone: 'People Asked Us For Years For Sub-$500 Mac, So We Created The iPad.'" Cult of Mac 7:19 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review: The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 6:11 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Unleashes Zingers" [Slideshow] WSJ Blogs 6:08 PM
  • "Apple: The Most Absurd Question About the Company Yet" TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Apple Doesn't Care, That's Why It's Winning" TechCrunch 4:02 PM
  • "What if Apple Were to Return to Conferences Like Macworld?" The Mac Observer 3:45 PM
  • "There's No Secret Plan or Platform at Apple based on Old Patents Acquired in a Lawsuit" Patently Apple 3:44 PM
  • "Tim Cook and Apple are Delusional About Innovation" SvenOnTech 3:49 PM
  • "There's Only One Small Problem With Tim Cook's Theory About Why Apple Is The Awesomest..." Business Insider 2:32 PM
  • "Did Apple's CEO Deliver?" [Video Report] CNBC 11:47 AM
  • "Apple's Cannibalization of Products" [Video Report] CNBC 11:46 AM
  • "A cheap Android phone is now a good phone. Your move, Apple..." ZDNet 10:58 AM
  • "Cook Mum On Company's Plans For Cheaper iPhone, Says Apple Won't Release Smartphone That Isn't 'Great'" BGR 10:49 AM
  • "Cook Brushes Off Worries About iPad Cannibalization, Says PC Market Is In Much Bigger Trouble" BGR 10:48 AM
  • "No cheap iPhone? Apple's religion is 'we must do something great" VentureBeat 10:42 AM
  • "Apple Makes More From iTunes and Accessories Than Most Companies Do From Phones" MacRumors 8:50 AM
  • "Apple's Cook vs Einhorn: Just Call Him 'Sideshow Dave" Tapscape 2:29 PM
  • "Inkling Takes Dead Aim At Apple And Amazon With New Google Search-Friendly Digital Publishing Tools" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Dubious User Satisfaction Survey Attacks Apple: Is it really possible that the Motorola Atrix HD outscored Apple's iPhone 5? Doubtful."  PC Magazine 8:38 AM
  • "Why Mailbox Won't Fix Your E-Mail" Wired 8:36 AM
  • "Using the new 128GB iPad as my main computer – Day 1"  iSource 8:26 AM
  • "Samsung exec says Apple battle is damaging innovation" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "Here's all of the public information on Apple's watchmaking activity" 9 to 5 Mac 3:52 PM
  • "How Apple's iWatch And iTV Could Dominate Personal Accessories And Media For Decades" Mac 360 11:47 AM
  • "Don't Get Wound Up Over Apple Smart Watch" Mashable 10:48 AM
  • "Apple iWatch: 7 Reasons It Won't Fly/Squeezing a processor into an iPod Nano form factor mostly means a less-capable computing device, and adding a wristband doesn't change that." InformationWeek 10:43 AM
  • "Opinion: You wear it well/The next big thing? Apple (and Google) products that you wear. Mark Hattersley has mixed feelings" Macworld UK 8:51 AM
  • "What Apple iWatch?" Fortune 8:32 AM
  • "I hope that the Apple watch is more than a dumb terminal" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Cyberwarfare is Putting Ordinary Citizens at Risk" Intego 3:49 PM
  • "LibreOffice 4.0: First Take" ZDNet 11:12 AM
  • "Serious data breaches take months to spot, analysis finds: One in five incidents take years to detect, Trustwave says" Techworld 11:00 AM
  • "Amazon Beats Out Apple For The Best Reputation Among U.S. Consumers, Says Harris; Google Comes Fourth" TechCrunch 10:57 AM
  • "Sex sites out, IT sites in for cybercrooks planting malware" Network World 10:40 AM
  • "How Facebook Connect took down the Web" InfoWorld 10:26 AM
  • "Kindle Fire: The Android tablet that isn't" InfoWorld 10:26 AM
  • "Top 10 Surefire Ways To Lose Your Data In 2013" PC Magazine 10:35 AM
  • "How You Will Be Hacked" Forbes 10:18 AM
  • "State of the Union...for the Tech Biz" Forbes 10:17 AM
  • "Google's Trillion-Dollar Driverless Car -- Part 4: How Google Wins" Forbes 10:18 AM
  • "Google: How They Just Fixed Their Mobile CPC Problem" Forbes 10:17 AM
  • "The Digital Skeptic: Microsoft and Dell: It's the Quality, Stupid" TheStreet 9:41 AM
  • "Nexus 4 wireless charger: The coolest accessory that you probably shouldn't buy" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Why I'm unfriending you on Facebook" Julia Angwin 8:47 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • " A web store for all of those Apple-related Kickstarter projects" TUAW 7:18 PM
  • "How To Turn Your iPhone Into The Coolest Computer Mouse You've Ever Seen" Business Insider 4:54 PM
  • "The Best Cookbooks for Your iPad" Mashable 4:02 PM
  • "Kickstarter: The SIMPLcase Is An iPhone 5 Case For The Globetrotting SIM Switcher" TechCrunch 4:02 PM
  • "HBO Adds AirPlay To Stream HBO GO From iPhones And iPads To The Biggest Screen In The Home" TechCrunch 4:02 PM
  • "Pokémon TV App Brings Popular Episodes to iOS" Mac|Life 3:54 PM
  • "Versu Hopes to Redefine Interactive Storytelling" 148Apps 3:54 PM
  • "This Portrait Of Russian General Steve Jobs Is Now Ready To Grace Your Living Room" Cult of Mac 3:54 PM
  • "Yes, You Can Now Buy A Cutting Board With A Built-In iPad Stand" Cult of Mac 3:53 PM
  • "Inkling Launches Publishing Tool To Compete With Apple and Amazon" PadGadget 3:53 PM
  • "A&E, HISTORY, and Lifetime bring full episodes and movies to iPhone/iPod touch" 9 to 5 Mac 3:53 PM
  • "iWALK Unveils Eclectic Lineup of iPhone 5 Cases" Run Around Tech 3:48 PM
  • "Divoom Unveils ONBEAT-X1 Ultimate Bluetooth Gaming Speaker" Thomas PR 3:44 PM
  • "Kickstarter: The SIMPLcase Is An iPhone 5 Case For The Globetrotting SIM Switcher" TechCrunch 2:31 PM
  • "San Francisco's Exploratorium Teaches iPad Users About Sound With New App" TechCrunch 11:49 AM
  • "Westminster app a mobile user's best friend" USA Today 11:06 AM
  • "Adobe VideoBite – Free Video Editor for iPhone" Best App Site 11:05 AM
  • "Exec Launches A Cleaning-Only App, Expands to Seattle As Housework Makes Up 50% Of Sales" TechCrunch 11:02 AM
  • "50 Apps That Can Make You More Productive: Get the most out of yourself and your time with these apps that will help you work more efficiently and boost your productivity." [Slideshow] PC Magazine 10:45 AM
  • "Livestream releases software version of Studio video switcher, gives producers an even more portable option" Engadget 9:18 AM
  • "Adobe Valentine's Day Deal: Photoshop, Premiere Elements for 50% Off [EU] FairerPlatform 10:42 AM
  • "Buy One, Get One iPhone Accessory; Colored Lightning Cable, $8.99" FairerPlatform 8:56 AM
  • "Caplin Enhances Trading and Data Support for Android and iOS devices" Business Wire 8:52 AM
  • "Your Health Has Met Its AppSM: Cigna Launches Health Plan App for Apple and Android Devices" Business Wire 8:52 AM
  • "Citrix Extends Line of Mobile Apps to Help Users Work More Effectively Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device" Business Wire 8:52 AM
  • "Pages+ Customizes Your iPhone Home Screen Wallpaper on Each Page" Lifehacker 8:42 AM
  • "Public Radio Player 3.0 Brings Remarkably Refreshed Interface And More" App Advice 8:20 AM
  • "Sonos app gets universal favorites, Android widget and iPhone 5 tweaks" Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "Meet Winston, an iOS app that aggregates, curates and then reads you the news" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "Winston, Siri's Little Brother, Launches In App Store To Give You The Morning Scoop" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Critic Markup Brings Markdown-Like Change Tracking To Plain Text" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Scumbag Turned Scholar Creeps into the App Store" prMac 9:18 AM
  • "New Adventure: Chronos Salvation 1.0 for iOS" prMac 9:18 AM
  • "Animated Book for Developers on iOS Storyboards new from The Editors Cut" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "What's new in digital painting on iPad?" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Pideo - From Pictures To Video, Never Be So Easy" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "40 v.2.0 Free for iPad: Turn-Based, 2-4 Hand, Rummy, Card Game" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Pic-A-Boo: A Customized and Personal Peek-A-Boo for Babies and Toddlers" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "iMagine Machine Presents Faces iMake - ABC Preschool App" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Bling it! for Free. Get Free Gems and Be Entered To Win an iPad Mini" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "3 Magic Shots 1.0 Free for iOS - 3 Different App Deals Listed Every Day" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Smoky Cat Software Releases Heart Graph for Kettlebelling app for iOS" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "You're the Next Big Thing in Music with Pop Rocks World for iOS!" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Toy Defense: Relaxed Mode Hits the App Store" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "The Unlikely Substitute, a kids interactive soccer book, comes to iOS" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Planet Patrol Game released for iOS and Android" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Mediakitchen Releases Explore and Learn Shapes App for Preschoolers" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Indie Developer Launches Action-Packed Online Robot Battle App for iOS" prMac 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "T. Rowe Price Opposes Dell Buyout: T. Rowe Price Group Inc., one of Dell Inc.'s largest investors, said Tuesday it won't support Michael Dell's proposal to take the computer maker private at the current offer price." [Paid Membership Required] 12:05 PM
  • "Another major Dell shareholder opposes $24.4B sale" Associated Press 2:32 PM
  • "Southeastern Hires Proxy Solicitor to Help in Dell Fight" WSJ Blogs 9:42 AM
  • "Southeastern Signals Its Determination in Dell Fight" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Dell: Analyst Contends LBO Group Could Up Bid To $15/Shr" Forbes 9:41 AM
  • "Dell Closes Above Offer for First Time Since Proposed LBO" Bloomberg 9:41 AM
  • "Could Dell boost its takeout bid by 10 percent to $15 a share?" CNET News 9:46 AM
  • "Bill Gates reveals views on Windows 8, Surface Pro, and Apple: In a conversation on Reddit, the Microsoft founder and chairman expressed regret that WinFS never shipped -- but said he's bullish about Windows 8" InfoWorld 10:26 AM
  • "Billionaire baron Bill Gates still mourns Vista's stillborn WinFS" The Register 11:04 AM
  • "Bill Gates: Robots Will Be The Next World-Changing Technology" Business Insider 9:44 AM
  • "Microsoft to support Surface Pro tablet until 2017: Hardware gets 4+ years of support, but the Windows 8 Pro OS gets 10" Computerworld 10:10 AM
  • "Microsoft to support Surface Pro tablet until 2017" PCWorld 10:38 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro Shortage Sham: The Surface Pro sold out on launch day, but its shortage was obviously contrived to create buzz." PC Magazine 10:36 AM
  • "BlueStacks Brings Over 750,000 Android Applications To Windows 8 And Surface Pro" TechCrunch 10:58 AM
  • "Run Android apps on your Microsoft Surface Pro with BlueStacks" ZDNet 11:12 AM
  • "Video: Android apps arrive on MS Surface Pro with Bluestacks" Morningstar 11:02 AM
  • "Nokia-Microsoft, two years on: A phoenix rising or smouldering embers?" ZDNet 11:14 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms Kelihos botnet return on its radar" V3 11:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches L.A. Studio for Original Xbox Video Content" PC Magazine 10:35 AM
  • "Slideshow: IBM outlines fab future beyond FinFETs" EE Times 10:13 AM
  • "Oracle Legacy Apps Holding Fusion Back, Says Forrester" InformationWeek 10:23 AM
  • "Not done yet: Oracle to ship revised Java fix on February 19" The Register 11:04 AM
  • "Intel to Launch Web TV Service This Year" [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Intel is building an Internet TV service with a camera-sporting set-top box; platform to launch within a year" The Next Web 4:01 PM
  • "Intel's Streaming TV Box Will Bundle Cable Channels to Cut Your Cable Bill" The Atlantic Wire 4:02 PM
  • "Intel releases SSD cache acceleration software for Linux servers" Computerworld 10:09 AM
  • "AMD promises to squash confusion and quickly clarify 2013 Radeon plans" PCWorld 10:39 AM
  • "Cisco Eases Path To Collaboration Market For Midmarket VARs" CRN 10:08 AM
  • "EU Data Protection proposals taken word for word from US lobbyists: Members of the European Parliament complain about the lobbying pressure" Techworld 11:00 AM
  • "Obama expected to issue cybersecurity executive order" USA Today 11:06 AM
  • "Obama may issue order on defense against cyber attacks on Wednesday : sources" Reuters 9:50 AM
  • "PayPal, Lenovo Launch New Campaign to Kill the Password: A new standard that gives phones and PCs a bigger role in authentication could disarm attacks that rely on stealing passwords." Technology Review 10:59 AM
  • "Linux Foundation releases secure boot loader: The UEFI boot loader can allow independent Linux distributions to run on Windows 8 machines" IDG News Service 10:27 AM
  • "How Frothy Is the Tech Boom?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Exactly How Much Cash Does Apple Have?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:41 PM
  • "Apple sell-off: Who saw it coming? Apple's 30 percent sell-off was predicted by technicians who study price, Brown writes. Price action, he adds, flashed a screaming sell signal way before the turn in the Apple's business prospects had become evident." Christian Science Monitor 2:32 PM
  • "Wall Street says 'meh' to Tim Cook's fireside chat, Apple stock falls another $11 a share" VentureBeat 3:56 PM
  • "Niles: Expect Apple to Act on Cash" CNBC 12:04 PM
  • "Apple shares slip further on CEO comments" MarketWatch 10:50 AM
  • "Live Recap: Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks at Goldman Conference" WSJ Blogs 10:46 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls Shareholder Lawsuit A 'Silly Sideshow,' Says Company Won't Waste Time With On It" TechCrunch 9:48 AM
  • "Apple's Cook: Investor lawsuit a 'silly sideshow'" USA Today 10:50 AM
  • "Tim Cook Talks Up Apple Software And Services: 'We Are Not A Hardware Company'" TechCrunch 10:50 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple Doesn't Have a Depression-Era Mentality" WSJ Blogs 11:02 AM
  • "Are Apple Stores Like Prozac?" Mashable 6:08 PM
  • "Apple stores are 'prozak,' Tim Cook says (and we're adding 30 more this year)" VentureBeat 10:52 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Apple is the center of innovation'" VentureBeat 10:52 AM
  • "Live: Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks at Goldman Conference" WSJ Blogs 9:37 AM
  • "Tim Cook Speaks at Goldman Sachs Conference: Live Blog" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "Fund Managers Slice Apple Holdings Amid Stock's Tumble" WSJ Blogs 10:46 AM
  • "With Tim Cook Set To Speak, Apple's Cash Collection In Focus" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Eyes $500, Netflix Still Looks Good" Forbes 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Have You Baffled? An Investment Tip" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:30 AM
  • "Has Apple been overtaken by a chain of hair salons?" Fortune 8:33 AM
  • "Apple: History Suggests a Tough Slog Rejoining 4% Club" Barron's 9:37 AM
  • "Apple isn't only company with too much cash" CNNMoney 4:00 PM
  • "Apple acquired $2.33 million tax credits from Pennsylvania companies" Macworld UK 9:18 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia mostly higher, earnings help Sydney" MarketWatch 8:06 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, Facebook lead drag on tech stocks/Another big Dell investor opposes PC company's plan to go private" MarketWatch 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks Mixed; Dow Closes Above 14,000" TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Dow: Less than 200 points from all-time high" CNNMoney 4:06 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Earnings as Investors Await Obama" Bloomberg 4:07 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Lead Wall Street Higher" FOXBusiness 4:07 PM
  • "Blue Chips Climb: Financial shares led major stock indexes to five-year highs, putting the Dow industrials 1% away from their record close, amid upbeat earnings reports." [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors stay sidelined" CNNMoney 9:28 AM
  • "Barclays rally leads London stocks higher" MarketWatch 11:19 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan surges in holiday-thinned Asia trade" MarketWatch 9:31 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks gain as Barclays jumps; G-20 eyed/Barclays shares rally on bank's plan to cut 3,700 jobs" MarketWatch 11:17 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:13 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:13 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:54 PM

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