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Tuesday Highlights: Bobby Owsinski at Forbes sees signs of panic at Apple regarding iTunes, suggesting that Apple needs to bring a true "Spotify-killer...in order to keep its total music market share from drastically falling"; and over at TheStreet, John Martellaro sees "mob psychology at work" when it comes to media feeding frenzies when Apple makes a mistake; Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed monitor of Apple's anti-trust ebook settlement, reporting warmer relations with the company, saying "Apple...has significantly improved over the past six weeks"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; meanwhile, Samsung insisting Apple didn't have anything to do with their smartphone success, chalks everything up to branding; the Korean smartphone maker also says they are not copying Apple, merely benchmarking the competition; Foss Patents suggests a solution to end the battle: Samsung should pay $3 per device to Apple, while Apple should pay $1 per device to Samsung; if you use Mail on OS X, you may want to clean out your Mail downloads to take back precious disk space; Rocco Pendola chimes in with an interesting analysis of how he thinks Apple could kill Android; apparently Apple is pushing carriers to increase prices of iPhone 6; looks like Pioneer will bring CarPlay to your older vehicles via a firmware update for their car multimedia systems this summer; Toshiba announces challenger to the MacBook Pro, sports a 4K display; the leaks keep coming, the latest being a picture of the iPhone 6 front panel, also leaked are photos of iPhone 6 batteries, reports down in our Hardware/Software section where you can find the newest patents granted Apple, including indoor navigation, map printing, and more; Macworld UK reviews the iPhone 5s; Macworld's Rob Griffiths walks through the reasons behind his choosing between a MacBook Pro and Air.
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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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