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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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  • "Talk about Timing: Apple's Wristwatch Patent Arrives"  Patently Apple 7:52 AM
  • "Apple patent filing points directly to 'iWatch' concept with flexible touchscreen display"  AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "How Will Apple Stay at the Top? It Must Disrupt Itself"  Forbes 11:13 AM
  • "Why does everyone hate Apple right now? Is there a media conspiracy against Apple and has Apple changed its media relations focus as a result?" Macworld UK 11:53 AM
  • "Apple Insights on the Post-Jobs Era From Jony Ive, Woz, and Art Levinson" Wired 8:46 AM
  • "Apple sued for release of the iPad 4: Processed by question mark by Gradient now IBDI accuses U.S. firm of malpractice to replace the tablet" Google Portuguese-to-English: O Hoje 11:29 AM
  • "Apple Hit with 'Planned Obsolescence' Lawsuit in Brazil over Fourth-Generation iPad" MacRumors 11:28 AM
  • "Brazilian lawsuit accuses Apple of 'planned obsolescence' with fourth-gen iPad" AppleInsider 11:40 AM
  • "Apple may be sued in Brazil for updating the iPad too fast: Local reports in Brazil say that Apple is being sued for updating the iPad too fast, releasing new models just five months apart." CNET News 1:03 PM
  • "Einhorn takes aim at Apple's cash hoard: David Einhorn went back on the offensive against Apple Thursday, reiterating his call for the tech giant to stop hoarding its cash." CNNMoney 3:31 PM
  • "Apple: Einhorn Refuses To Stop, Estimates Preferred Stock Plan Could Add $150 A Share" Forbes 4:14 PM
  • "Einhorn to Apple: Show Me the Money" FOXBusiness 4:24 PM
  • "In Apple Fight, Einhorn Unveils 'iPrefs'" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Would you buy an Apple iPref from this man? David Einhorn takes his case for perpetual preferred stock to Apple shareholders" Fortune 4:23 PM
  • "PCCW Seeks Judicial Review Into Apple IPhone 5 Network Blocking: PCCW Ltd. (8), which controls Hong Kong's biggest telecommunications operator, applied to the city's High Court for a judicial review to challenge the regulator's handling of phone unlocking." Bloomberg 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Falls After IPhone Builder Foxconn Halts Hiring" Bloomberg News 8:23 AM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn freezes hiring at largest plant" Reuters 10:02 AM
  • "Foxconn: Our hiring freeze has nothing to do with iPhone 5" The Register 9:11 AM
  • "Judge orders Apple, Samsung to trim 2014 patent spat: A California judge tells both companies that they need to narrow down their upcoming 2014 court battle." CNET News 7:34 PM
  • "Apple-Samsung Judge Says Companies Must Narrow Lawsuit" Bloomberg 7:34 PM
  • "Mac malware: New Gatekeeper bypassing Mac OS X virus discovered" Macworld UK 8:21 AM
  • "Many companies likely affected by hack of popular iOS developer forum: iPhoneDevSDK confirms the site was compromised and hosted a zero-day exploit that was likely used to launch attacks against Twitter, Facebook, and Apple" IDG News Service 8:16 AM
  • "Stainless lends innovation to PowerPC Macs too" ["PowerPC users are able to remain relevant and have a voice, so long as modern browsers like Stainless are being released for both the Intel and PowerPC platforms."] hittingthesweetspot by Bob Skelley 7:44 PM
  • "How to disable Java on your Mac" Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "Review: Doo for Mac Ü the incredible new cloud-based file manager (plus iOS app preview)" 9 to 5 Mac 12:56 PM
  • "How to Set Up an SMB Server in OS X and Windows 8" Mactuts+ 8:05 AM
  • "Schedule Do Not Disturb On Your Mac To Stay Focused [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:15 AM
  • "How to make a FaceTime call from your Mac" iMore 11:41 AM
  • "PixelPumper Is An OS X Live Writer Alternative For WordPress Blogging" AddictiveTips 9:24 AM
  • "Automatically Stream Photos from iPhone to a Mac Screen Saver with Photo Stream" OS X Daily 1:12 PM
  • "Archive your pasteboard using Flycut" TUAW 8:40 AM
  • "Here's An Even Easier, Faster, Better, Not Cheaper Way To Manage App Windows On A Mac" TeraTalks 7:54 AM
  • "Forget All Those Apps That Sync This Or That From Mac To iPhone: You Need AirStickies!" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "How Many Ways Can You Grab A Mac Screenshot? Here's Another. It's Fast, Easy, And Cheap" NoodleMac 7:54 AM
  • "How Much Disk Space Is Left On Your Mac? Here's How To Get Your Mac To Tell You" BohemianBoomer 7:54 AM
  • "The Mac Utility That Every Graphic Designer Needs Is Nothing But A Bunch Of Lines" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "2 Reasons You Need This Utility That Probably Is Not On Your Mac Right Now" McSolo 7:54 AM
  • "Bug Reports & Core Rot" Rixstep 7:56 AM
  • "Apple & The Grey" Rixstep 7:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "Introducing Office for Mac Accreditation by Microsoft." MacTech Magazine 7:01 PM
  • "Google releases Chrome 25: Voice support, new tab page, disabled silent extension installs, and more" The Next Web 4:23 PM
  • "TidBITS: Transmit 4.3.2" TidBITS 3:04 PM
  • "Spiderweb Software Announces Avadon 2: The Corruption, A Fantasy Role-Playing Game for Windows, Macintosh, and iPad." Spiderweb Software 12:57 PM
  • "TextWrangler 4.5 adds Retina support, interface improvements, and more" Macworld 5:14 PM
  • "WinOnX Optimizes Performance to Run More Windows Apps on OS X" Business Wire 8:43 AM
  • "ExactScan: Support for Your Document Scanner Under Mac OS X" [v.2.24] ExactScan 7:58 AM
  • ""Civilization V Gold Edition Arrives, Discount Abound" FairerPlatform 12:59 PM
  • "Office for Mac 2011 Home & Student Family Pack, $109.99" FairerPlatform 7:56 AM
  • "Mac Apps: Flip4Mac, Tweetbot, Acrobat, Java SDK" FairerPlatform 7:56 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple board members look at new products 6-18 months prior to release" Network World 10:03 AM
  • "Gaming spending on iOS and Android surpassed dedicated gaming handhelds in Q4 2012: Report" The Next Web 8:20 AM
  • "Are rumours of Apple's decline premature? iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S BOTH outsold Galaxy SIII in the last three months of 2012" Daily Mail (UK) 9:17 AM
  • "Mobility Reigns as the Smart Connected Device Market Rises 29.1% in 2012 Driven By Tablet and Smartphone Growth, According to IDC" Business Wire 8:45 AM
  • "New Developers Have it Hard – Report Finds Only 2% of Top 250 iOS Publishers are New to the App Store" PadGadget 9:23 AM
  • "iWatch-Like Wearable Tech to Hit 485 Million Shipments by 2018" LAPTOP Magazine 11:40 AM
  • "WTF is... Miracast? The AirPlay alternative for streaming video, games from your Android to your telly" The Register 9:11 AM
  • "Teen iOS app developers hit download lottery: Apple helps promote the app Finish, which was created by two high school students to help people deal with procrastination." CNET News 8:22 AM
  • "Stolen IPad Tracked Across London by Police" cellular-news 8:07 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google unveils 12.85' touch-screen Chromebook Pixel with a 2560×1700 display, starting today at $1,299" The Next Web 3:31 PM
  • "100,000+ Americans Want The White House To Make Smartphone Unlocking Legal" Cult of Android 1:05 PM
  • "New Google Glass Patent Is The Most Comprehensive Yet For Google's Face-Based Wearable Computer" TechCrunch 9:15 AM
  • "iPad Mini 2 Shell Photos Leaked! Are they Real?" MobilesPie 1:05 PM
  • "Possible Photos of Second-Generation iPad Mini Rear Shell Surface" MacRumors 3:31 PM
  • "iPad Mini 2 Rear Shell Leaked Photos Hint At Retina Display Addition [Rumor] UberGizmo 3:31 PM
  • ""Rumor: iPad Mini 2 Images" AppleBitch 3:31 PM
  • "Google Maps SDK for iOS updated with support for polylines and ground overlays" AppleInsider 6:20 PM
  • "iOS passcode bug slated to be fixed in iOS 6.1.3Üfor real this time" Ars Technica 12:58 PM
  • "Apple Seeds iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 to Developers with Fix for Passcode Lock Bug" MacRumors 1:10 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 to Developers" iClarified 1:10 PM
  • "Apple may be to blame for Foxconn's hiring freeze after all" Fortune 8:12 AM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn freezes hiring at largest plant" Reuters 8:11 AM
  • ""iPad mini Production Still Growing" Tapscape 11:26 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Integrated Touch Display Technology Comes to Light and it loudly Screams it's Coming to all Macs Eventually" Patently Apple 8:58 AM
  • "Apple patent filing is for consistent backup of electronic information" AppleDailyReport 9:03 AM
  • "Apple wants to simplify creating, viewing digital note cards" AppleDailyReport 9:03 AM
  • ""Apple Reveals New Floating Toolbar Options for Quick Searches, Taking Notes & Highlighting in the Works for iOS" Patently Apple 1:26 PM
  • "Apple may be working on new e-book features for iOS" CNET News 4:14 PM
  • "Apple wants to make it more efficient to terminate applications" AppleDailyReport 9:03 AM
  • "iWatch for iPhone stars in latest Apple patent" Computerworld 8:40 AM
  • "The iWatch As Snap Bracelet? Apple Just Got The Patent." Forbes 9:04 AM
  • "This New Apple Patent Could Be The Design For A Radical iWatch With A Wraparound Display" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Apple 'iWatch' Patent Tips Wearable Touch-Screen Device" PC Magazine 1:04 PM
  • "Is Apple's iWatch a slap wrist band with a flexible display?" 9 to 5 Mac 8:40 AM
  • "New Apple Patent Application Describes Flexible iWatch" Mashable 9:09 AM
  • "Apple 'iWatch wristband' revealed in patent filing" Telegraph 8:16 AM
  • "Apple patent application hints at iWatch" CNET News 8:50 AM
  • "Apple —iWatch wristband— in patent filing" Telegraph 1:11 PM
  • "Apple files 'iWatch' patent application" The Register 1:11 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Plants vs. Zombies HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $6.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "Monsters, Inc. Run For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "Tin Man Can For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:04 AM

  • "Review: Upgrades make Retina MacBook Pro a better bargain" Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) review" Pocket-lint 8:17 AM
  • "HTC One vs. iPhone 5" Gizmag 8:22 AM
  • "Review: Mophie's Juice Pack Helium is a solid battery case for iPhone 5" Macworld 9:23 AM
  • "Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini" iLounge 1:27 PM
  • "iPad mini, paper seamlessly coexist with the Booqpad mini" AppleDailyReport 8:26 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Mailbox: Swipe Your Way to a Clutter-Free Inbox" AllThingsD 8:14 AM
  • "iMessage: The Ultimate Messaging Service?" Low End Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Kickstarter iPhone App" [Video Review] MacNews Blog 7:55 AM
  • "MeteoEarth is a high end weather app for iPad with a catch" TUAW 3:13 PM
  • "5 Top iPad Photo-Editing Apps" ReadWrite 8:16 AM
  • "The Coolest Looking iPhone Conversion App Is One You Can't Figure Out How To Use" Mac 360 7:53 AM
  • "It's Craigslist, Only on a Phone — and Beautiful" Techland 8:05 AM
  • "Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes for iPad and iPhone review/Anime-style spin off of the long-running Might & Magic strategy/RPG series" Macworld UK 8:04 AM
  • "The Walking Dead: Assault for iPad and iPhone review/Navigate a poorly-armed and fragile troupe around zombie infested streets" Macworld UK 8:03 AM
  • "Space Discovery Review: Space Discovery combines a mildly entertaining spaceship shooter with an educational app about the solar system." 148Apps 10:46 AM
  • "Die Hard Review" 148Apps 9:28 AM
  • "Wanderer: War Song Review/Pretty and as enticing though Wanderer might be, it's still got a long way to go on the inside." 148Apps 1:27 PM
  • "How To Sync Photo Albums Across Multiple iOS Devices Without iTunes" App Advice 9:23 AM
  • "Questions from Indonesia on a Dying iMac Hard Disk" eXtensions 7:57 AM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 6:08 PM
  • "Did Foxconn Freeze Hiring New Workers Because Apple Made Them Treat Existing Workers Better?" Cult of Mac 1:05 PM
  • ""What Would It Take To Make The iPad Professional Grade? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:56 PM
  • ""Post PC Vacationing: kids, cameras, iPads but no laptops" Gravitational Pull 11:40 AM
  • "Is Google ripping off Apple by opening its own retail stores?" Slate 11:24 AM
  • "Is Apple losing its coolness edge to Microsoft and Android?" iDownload Blog 10:46 AM
  • ""Does the Rise of Android's Market Share Mean the End of Apple's Profits?" Tech.pinions 10:45 AM
  • "Apple's iWatch and the Future of Wearable Computers" The Motley Fool 11:41 AM
  • "Apple patent application describes iWatch... slap bracelets? Time to combine wearable devices with technology from the '80s and '90s." Ars Technica 10:29 AM
  • ""Does Apple Really Need To Put These Features Into iOS 7? Or, Is Someone Just Pulling My Eyeball?" Mac 360 10:28 AM
  • "Apple, Google, Facebook, and OpenStreetMap: The top 5 changes to expect from maps in 2013" VentureBeat 9:24 AM
  • "iPad mini impressions, four months on" TUAW 9:22 AM
  • "Apple Absolutely Crushed Samsung, and Why It Does/Doesn't Matter" TheStreet 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Reaches The Outer Limits" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "5 Reasons Apple Can't Disrupt TV--And One Crazy Way It Could" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Even Anonymous Gets Hacked" redOrbit 9:18 PM
  • "Google Releases Chromebook Pixel, Will Set You Back $1,299" Macgasm 8:13 PM
  • "Behind the Internet: The Rise and Fall of Keyboard Cat" Gizmodo 6:33 PM
  • "Cyberwar Imperative: We Need A Next-Generation Internet" ReadWrite 11:41 AM
  • "An iPad Veteran Evaluates an Amazon Kindle Fire HD" The Mac Observer 8:16 AM
  • "Google Will Sell Tablets Powered By Chrome This Year" Business Insider 7:59 AM
  • "May This Crazy Guy Run Microsoft Forever" PixoBebo 7:54 AM
  • "Against Letting Us Get Macs" MacMost 8:04 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Native Instruments announces Traktor DJ for iPad, brings the mix to iOS (Video)" Engadget 9:00 PM
  • "IBM, AT&T Team to Empower Mobile App Developers: IBM and AT&T announced a partnership to deliver tools and other resources to developers building apps for iOS, Android and Windows platforms." eWeek 4:24 PM
  • ""Add a Leslie Model to Reason with Rotar Rack Extension" The Mac Observer 2:58 PM
  • "Olloclip Three-In-One Photo Lens Now Works On Fifth-Generation iPod touch" App Advice 1:26 PM
  • "Live blog of David Einhorn's call on Apple" MarketWatch 1:08 PM
  • "Die For Metal App Continues Tale Of Black Metal Man" HypeBot 1:06 PM
  • "Street View: New app brings Street View back to Maps app!" FutureTap 12:56 PM
  • "—Haptic Keyboard— tries to make your typing experience more engaging" iDownload Blog 11:52 AM
  • "MLB updates At Bat 13 app for Spring Training" 9 to 5 Mac 11:41 AM
  • "'Civilization Revolution' Adds New Armies, Units, Wonders, And Multiplayer Via IAP" Touch Arcade 11:30 AM
  • "PadGadget—s Sound Stage: iLectric Piano Turns Your iRig KEYS Into A Wurlitzer" PadGadget 11:23 AM
  • "Fanhattan Movie And TV Show Discovery Service For iOS Jumps To Web" App Advice 11:23 AM
  • "Traktor DJ for iPad Is Better Than Turntables" Gizmodo 10:46 AM
  • "FaceSaver For Facebook Offers An 'Inoffensive' Timeline" Apple Bitch 10:04 AM
  • "Amazon brings Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps to Canada in English and French" The Next Web 9:24 AM
  • "Audible For iOS Updated With iPad Support, Better Design & Navigation" AddictiveTips 9:24 AM
  • "Gekko Stand for iPad — A Successful Kickstarter Project" PadGadget 9:23 AM
  • "nCircle Debuts nCircle Remote, Free Application for Apple iDevices" Business Wire 4:22 PM
  • "Rostelecom Launches Free Investor Relations App For iPhone And iPad" Business Wire 8:46 AM
  • "New QUAN iPad Prototype Could Be the Missing Link in Mobile Technology's Evolution" Business Wire 8:46 AM
  • "FileMaker Unveils iOS Demo Solutions: Free demos inspire businesses to create custom solutions for iPad and iPhone" Business Wire 8:45 AM
  • "This iPhone Skin Lets You Stick It to Any Surface" Mashable 8:23 AM
  • "Flickr for iOS gets faster uploading, new social and backup features in app update" The Next Web 8:20 AM
  • "BBC iPlayer for iOS gets AirPlay background support and playback improvements" The Next Web 8:20 AM
  • "Sony announces PlayStation App for iOS and Android" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "Twitterrific Gets Mute Filters, A New Font & A Stack Of Improvements" Cult of Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Netflix 3.0 For iOS Delivers Enhanced Player UI, Zoom Control & More" Cult of Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Plants vs. Zombies Now Free!" 148Apps 8:06 AM
  • " Launches the 'auris,' an Elegant Bluetooth Receiver That Turns Your 30-Pin Dock into a Wireless Speaker System" Run Around Tech 8:06 AM
  • "Announcing Conditions for iOS - Beautiful Weather Info on the Go" prMac 9:15 AM
  • "HDR 1.0 - Fast and Full Featured HDR Camera for iOS - Free for Few Days" prMac 9:15 AM
  • "Glassic - Match-3 game with emphasis on gameplay, graphics and sound" prMac 9:15 AM
  • "Magnet Monkey for iPhone Invites You on a Magnetic Adventure" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Rock Slots 1.0 hits the App Store - Rock Themed Slots" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "GKB Smart Applications release 2Comedize 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Wire Storm 1.5 for iOS - Fun Electronics Themed Puzzle Game for All Ages" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Padgram 3.5 for iPad: Free Instagram Viewer in Top 3 of U.S. Photo Apps" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Dog Monster 1.0 for iOS! Smash that Fruit!" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Canfield Solitaire for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch from Sprightly" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Kids Puzzlingo is now available on iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Kinder Quizz is now available on iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Sleevenote - The Music Player with Sleeves - for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Group Meetups Go Mobile with the Nationwide Release of Martini on iOS" prMac 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Profits Fall As They Go Private" AMOG 8:43 AM
  • "Dell insists it can beat Cisco in enterprise and cloud security: Dell security strategy calls for optimising identity management capabilities gained in Quest acquisition" CIO 8:44 AM
  • "CIO interview: Carol Fawcett CIO of Dell software" ComputerWeekly 11:54 AM
  • "H.P. Reports Decline in Revenue and Profit" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:06 PM
  • "HP beats expectations, raises outlook: CEO Meg Whitman notes that HP 'still has a lot of work to do to generate the kind of growth we want to see,' but 'we expect the benefits from our restructuring will accelerate through fiscal 2013.'" CNET News 5:09 PM
  • "HP forecast beats Street, CEO says overhaul taking hold" Reuters 5:08 PM
  • "HP revenue falls 6 percent, beats Wall Street view" Reuters 3:40 PM
  • "HP's Whitman says 'no plans to break up the company': HP's CEO has again dismissed rumors that HP may be broken up into smaller businesses" Computerworld 8:50 PM
  • "How The Enterprise May Help Save Hewlett-Packard" AllThingsD 11:45 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) Option Players Predict an Earnings Pop: HPQ bulls are hungry for soon-to-expire call options" Schaeffer's Research 8:45 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard earnings expected to slide: Cost cuts may not fully offset PC declines as turnaround continues" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "H-P's (HPQ) FQ1 earnings are due out after the bell, with analysts predicting that EPS tumbled..." Seeking Alpha 8:46 AM
  • "HP's first 'Project Moonshot' server due next quarter: HP claims the server consumes up to 89 percent less energy than a traditional x86 server" Computerworld 8:29 PM
  • "HP Shows Its Next Generation Blade And Converged Infrastructure – No Revolution, But Strong Evolution" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Nikon signs patent deal with Microsoft for Android-based cameras/ Microsoft has convinced another device maker using Android as an embedded OS to pay it patent royalties." ZDNet 4:08 PM
  • "Microsoft foresees chaos if Google v. Oracle result stands: Microsoft, EMC, and Netapp want expansive copyright, support Oracle on appeal." Ars Technica 12:12 PM
  • "If Bill Gates Wouldn't Invest In Microsoft, Why Should You?" Seeking Alpha 7:11 AM
  • "Microsoft enlists Dell to push Office 365 on new PCs: Dell is only one of top three OEMs to bundle Office 365 Home Premium with new consumer computers" Computerworld 8:00 AM
  • "NYPD, Microsoft Create Crime-Fighting Tech System" RYOT 9:05 AM
  • "Intel says faster processors need faster I/O: Develops a low power dense I/O channel" The Inquirer 11:53 AM
  • "Intel chooses Dialog PMIC for 'Bay Trail' processor" EE Times 8:51 AM
  • "Intel pushes Atom-based MinnowBoard developer hardware" Heise Online 8:52 AM
  • "Intel Buys Into Tartu Micro Payment Company" ERR News 9:00 AM
  • "AMD Could Make Billions on Sony's PlayStation 4" Benzinga 11:50 AM
  • "Meet the PS4's Blazing AMD Guts" Gizmodo 12:05 PM
  • "AMD unveils Turbo Dock for convertibles" bit-tech 8:51 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices Won't Go Bust - Here Are 4 Reasons Why" Seeking Alpha 8:50 AM
  • "IBM makes big mobile push with ThinkMobile: The company has marshalled its mobile products and services under a new brand" Computerworld 8:01 AM
  • "IBM's mobile first plan is really about cloud first. That's all you need to know" GigaOM 12:06 PM
  • "Oracle moves manufacturing jobs from Mexico to the US" PCWorld 9:02 AM
  • "Cisco wins significant STB business in India" EE Times Asia 11:51 AM
  • "More evidence of tablets slowly killing the PC market" GigaOM 12:13 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple investor David Einhorn tries to rally Street" CBS News 4:24 PM
  • "Apple's Cash Isn't As Big a Deal As You Think" WSJ Blogs 3:13 PM
  • "LIVE: David Einhorn Is Hosting A Call To Talk About Apple" Business Insider 12:59 PM
  • "Dealpolitik: Why Apple Should Fold Its Cards for Now on Proxy Issue" WSJ Blogs 9:17 AM
  • "Apple being offered a 'win-win' on cash hoard, Einhorn tells AllThingsD" MarketWatch 9:17 AM
  • "Hedge fund manager Einhorn takes Apple campaign to shareholders" Reuters 9:58 AM
  • "Greenlight Capital talking to investors today, says every Apple shareholder should get preferred shares 'for free" VentureBeat 10:03 AM
  • "Worse Than Finding a Worm in Apple: Half a Worm" TheStreet 8:59 AM
  • "Greenlight Takes Aim at Apple ... Again" TheStreet 8:59 AM
  • "Einhorn wants AAPL investors to join his 'why you want preferred stock' conference call today" Macworld UK 8:21 AM
  • "Apple displaced by AIG as top hedge fund pick, falls to No. 3 spot" AppleInsider 8:16 AM
  • "Apple: 'Buy It Again or Buy It,' Says Gamco's Ward" CNBC 1:11 PM
Industry News
  • "Apple, H-P shares slip, Google rises" MarketWatch 11:55 AM
  • "Stocks open in the red" CNNMoney 9:07 AM
  • "Stocks Add to Losses" [Paid Membership Required] 12:19 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:28 PM
  • "Wall Street Extends Slide as Energy Futures Tumble" FOXBusiness 9:09 AM
  • "Mortgage And Deposit Rates Go Their Separate Ways" TheStreet 9:08 AM
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks lead Asia slump after Fed minutes/Asian stocks tumbled Thursday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting stoked concerns that central-bank policy-tightening moves will reduce global liquidity, which has supported stocks in recent months." MarketWatch 9:07 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks fall on FOMC minutes, PMIs/European stocks saw steep losses on Thursday, as euro-zone data disappointed a day after minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting illustrated a split over the central bank's monetary-easing program." MarketWatch 9:07 AM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:27 PM

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