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Weekend Highlights: Carl Icahn explains to CNBC why he pulled out of Apple entirely highlighting concern that the Chinese goverment is meddling too much, reference the recent shutdown of iTunes movies and iBooks—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Jason Snell imagines Apple without the iPhone, and Jonny Evans argues there more than six reasons the iPhone no longer matters, but what you do with it does; Racked looks at the relationship between Apple and Vogue; Glenn Fleishman answers reader question as to using Keychain rather than a third part password app; TMO tip says you can change the channel of your Wi-Fi router to see improved speed; iDownload Blog says speed can be increased by changing router DNS settings; TrendForce on fall of global tablet sales; US Supreme Court approves change in Rule 41 which woudl allow judges "to issue warrants for remote electronic searches outside of their district"; TiVo gobbled up for $1.1 billion by Rovi.
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"Android, iOS combine for 91.1% of worldwide smartphone OS market in 4Q12, says IDC" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
"GPS fitness watch market to grow 50% in 2013 regardless of Apple rumors, says ABI Research" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
"Apple's new iPad TV ads put apps at the heart of the tablet wars" Computerworld 9:58 AM
"Apple airs new iPad ads, 'Alive' and 'Together'" Digital Trends 7:54 AM
"Apple Highlights iPad's Massive App Catalog With Two New TV Ads [Video] Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
"Who's the guy in the new Apple ad? Meet Mathieu Lehanneur" TED Blog 11:55 AM
"Hundreds of thousands line up for new mail app: More than 800,000 people are waiting to access a new iPhone app that aims to transform their email experience by helping them achieve the elusive 'inbox zero' -- a fully processed and empty inbox." Reuters 2:56 PM
"Apple design bloke Ive finally honoured properly - with Blue Peter badge" The Register 8:00 AM
"At Apple, Everybody's Working For (And On) The Weekend" Business Insider 2:53 PM
"New quick app switching & other concepts show options on the table for iOS 7 [Videos] 9 to 5 Mac 12:58 PM
"As Irrational Exuberance Fades, Apple Skeptics Make A Comeback" BGR 12:57 PM
"How switching to Android helped me deal with my addiction to connectedness/There are many things I like better about my Android phone compared to my old iPhone, but one of the big ones is something that is missing: namely, all those irritating real-time notifications" GigaOM 11:51 AM
"Even Apple Gets Stung by Bureaucracy" Forbes 11:05 AM
"The Post Post-PC Era: Will Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon Or Microsoft Win?" TechCrunch 10:51 AM
"EU regulators threaten privacy crackdown against Google: Web giant may face 'repressive action' before summer if it does not respond to a dozen recommendations related to how it manages user data." CNET News 4:47 PM
"Asia Markets: China, Japan stocks fall, though others gain/Chinese stocks slipped Tuesday, with casino operators skidding in Hong Kong and property stocks falling on the mainland, while Japanese blue chips also lost ground." MarketWatch 9:09 PM
"Europe Markets: Carlsberg drops in weak Europe trade" MarketWatch 9:33 AM
"European Stocks Fall as Metals Slide; Yen Drops on G-20 Meeting" Bloomberg 10:04 AM
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