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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, February 24, 2013
 

 

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Friday Highlights: UK's Telegraph reports that Apple's Tim Cook is "deeply offended" by BBC's report "that Apple is failing to protect its Chinese factory workers", also posts an exclusive letter sent by Apple UK SVP Jeff Williams defending Apple's supplier responsibility; Karen Haslam at Macworld UK argues that Apple shouldn't be blamed as there are many Pegatron clients like Google, Microsoft, HP, Dell — reports aplenty in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Foss Patents tells of Apple losing "very important round over its pinch-to-zoom API patent" case versus Samsung; need to uninstall MacKeeper from your Mac? Macworld shows how; MarketWatch looks back at Apple's 2014, covering "the good, bad, and ugly"; Morgan Stanley note reveals expectation of a record 67 million iPhones sold this December quarter; in response to fluctuation of Russia's ruble, Apple raises prices of apps; Woz remains skeptical of wearables like smartwatches, smart glasses; shipping times of iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Retina iMacs drop; is it true that rapidly charging your iPhone can damage it?; iMore staff offer thoughts on iPhone 6, 6 Plus after 3 months use; video comparison of iOS 8.1.3 vs 8.2 running on iPhone 4S.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple loses shareholder vote lawsuit and drops plan/Apple has dropped a planned vote of shareholders after a US judge blocked the move in an ongoing spat over what to do with the tech giant's huge cash pile." BBC 6:33 AM
  • "David Einhorn's Rather Trivial Victory Over Apple" Forbes 1:00 PM
  • "Apple vs. Greenlight: deconstructing the battle over preferred stock/Hedge fund manager DaVid Einhorn makes the case for 'iPrefs' yielding $0.50 a quarter." Ars Technica 6:29 PM
  • "iPad and File Systems: Failure of Empathy/The iPad placed a clear bet on simplicity — and was criticized for it. The bet won. But now, can the iPad evolve toward more business applications without sacrificing its simplicity, without becoming a 'fridge-toaster'?" Monday Note 2:40 PM
  • "Apple's Revenue By Region: There's More To The Company's Story" Seeking Alpha 6:32 AM
  • "iPad mini helping Apple grow its lead in mobile ad impressions to third of market" AppleInsider 5:47 PM
  • "Samsung 'VoiceOver' suit stayed, waiting on patent ruling" Electronista 6:33 AM
  • "We know why Apple makes computers. But why Google?" Fortune 7:04 AM
  • "Is Huawei's New Phone Infringing on Apple's Virtual Clickwheel?" Patently Apple 11:35 AM
  • "Apple signals emerging-market rethink with India push" Reuters 8:10 PM
  • "Einhorn's 'Silly Sideshow' Just Got a Lot Less Silly for Apple" Wall Street Pit 2/23
  • "Ahead of Apple's Annual Shareholder Meeting, Einhorn Claims a Victory" The Motley Fool 2/23
  • "Apple's Sub-$500 Stock Price is Still Undeserved" Forbes 2/23
  • "FixYa: Apple's phones 3 times more reliable than Samsung's"  Fortune 2/23
  • "Apple iWatch to lead 500m wearable computer rush: Wearable computing devices to boom" Macworld UK 2/23
  • "Winners and Losers in the Next Smartphone War" Barron's 2/23
  • "Consultant: Cable Companies Won't Allow That Rumored Apple TV Settop Box" Forbes 2/23
  • "China Grants Apple 14 Design Patents for Smart Case & More" Patently Apple 2/23
  • "Apple Finally Abandons their Iconic 'Newton' Trademark" Patently Apple 2/23
OS X
News
  • "Apple's OS X Server and iCloud Targeted in new Patent Lawsuit" Patently Apple 2/22
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Virtualization Discussion - Questions" MacInTouch 2/23
  • "iTunes 11.0.2 Install" Rixstep 2/23
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/Readers ask questions about how to automate keystroke sequences in OS X, and other topics." MacFixIt 2/22
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "The 7-step edit in Aperture 3.4" Macworld 2/22
  • "The Complete Guide to the Mac App Store" Mactuts+ 2/22
  • "TotalSpaces: How Virtual Desktops on OS X Got Its Groove Back" The Mac Observer 2/22
  • "Exploring the Mac's sharing features" Macworld 2/22
  • "MacMost Now 830: Exporting Contacts Using Numbers" MacMost 2/22
  • "Emergency backups you didn't know you had" Macworld 2/22
  • "How to Enable the New 'Composers View' in iTunes 11.0.2" MacTrast 2/22
  • "iOS device syncing in iTunes 11, audiobook lengths, and listening in mono" Macworld 2/22
  • "You're working too hard – relax and try out these 10 amazing Mac easter eggs" memeburn 2/22
  • "What Can I Actually Upgrade On My Mac?" Lifehacker 2/22
  • "Change The Default Font Size In Notes App On Your Mac [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 2/22
  • "How to Email Pictures from iPhoto Using Mail.app Instead of iPhoto's Built-in Email Feature" Mac OS X Hints 2/22
  • "Use Lynx Browser with Image Support in X11 for Fast Low Bandwidth Web Browsing" OS X Daily 2/22
  • "Have New Camera, Will Take Many Thousands Of Photos, Must Have Bulk Photo Editor For Mac" TeraTalks 2/22
  • "Yet Another App To Control iTunes From The Mac's Menubar (and this one does Spotify, too)" Mac 360 2/22
  • "When It Comes To Getting Things Done On A Mac, What's New Under The Sun? Eisenpower!" NoodleMac 2/22
  • "The Monster Calculator From Yesteryear Is Here Today And Ready For The Mac" BohemianBoomer 2/22
  • "If You're A Mac User Into Drag And Drop Instead Of Point And Click Then You'll Like Dropzone" Mac 360 2/22
  • "Why You'll Like Using A New Mac Database App That's Simple, Fast, Powerful, And Affordable" McSolo 2/22
Op/Ed
  • "Finish app developers discuss their success (Video)" 9 to 5 Mac 5:39 PM
  • "The Touch Screen That's Coming To The Mac And Why That's A Crazy, Brain Dead Idea" PixoBebo 2/22
Press Releases
  • "Fun Game: A Wrathful Scandinavian Goddess Will Send Chills Down Your Spine" Cult of Mac 12:42 PM
  • "Why Are There No True Cross-platform Filesystems?" touch /dev/null 6:36 AM
  • "Mac Apps: MacTracker for Mac, iOS, SeaMonkey, DivX Updated" FairerPlatform 2/23
  • "LiveCode: Funding Open Source via Kickstarter" TidBITS 2/23
  • "TextWrangler 4.5 Now Retina Ready; Gets New Go Menu, Compare Against Previous Versions, and More" MacPrices 2/22
  • "M-SIX introduces VEO for the AEC industry" Architosh 2/22
  • "Essential Mac management tools: If you're trying to add Macs to a fleet of Windows machines, you'll want to check out these offerings" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 2/22
  • "LEGO The Lord Of The Rings For Mac OS X Out Now, But Not On Steam" Cult of Mac 2/22
  • "Weather Tab Pro available on the Mac App Store, already Top 10" prMac 2/22
  • "Mac Apps: iAntivirus, TextWrangler, Chrome, Freeway" FairerPlatform 2/22
  • "These Are the Bacteria Lurking on Your Phone" Gizmodo 2/22
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "NFL turning to Apple's iPad to diagnose concussions during 2013-14 season" AppleInsider 5:41 PM
  • "Apple's App Store, iTunes back online after outages: The company's online services all seem to be back in business now after hit by outages yesterday." CNET News 2/22
  • "Samsung and Apple Slugging It Out in the Smart Connected Devices Market" AllThingsD 2/22
  • "'Post-PC Era' Predicted By Steve Jobs Taking Hold as Samsung Tops Apple in Connected Device Market" MacRumors 2/22
  • "Samsung has overtaken Apple in 'smart connected devices'" Fortune 2/22
  • "Tablets Take Off In 2012 According To Millennial, With Kindle Fire And iPad Mini Seeing Rapid Growth" TechCrunch 2/22
  • "Chart of the day: Apple tops Samsung in mobile ad share" Fortune 2/22
  • "Apple supplier penalized for polluting nearby river in China: Apple is investigating the incident, according to an environmental group" Computerworld 2/22
  • "Apple supplier faces sanctions over pollution" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/22
  • "Microsoft cooler than before, but Apple on top" Reuters 2/22
  • "LG ad riffs on Apple's panorama commercial, and expands on it" AppleInsider 2/22
  • "Google confirms Glass will work with iPhone" TUAW 2/22
  • "Ferrari edges out Apple to become world's most powerful brand" Digital Trends 2/22
  • "NYPD forms dedicated team to catch thieves who steal iPhones and iPads" New York Post 2/22
  • "Apple now working with NYPD to curb iPhone thefts" Network World 2/22
  • "NYPD creates special team to recover stolen Apple devices" CNET News 2/22
  • "How a dedicated team of NYPD cops work with Apple to catch iDevice thieves, even in other countries" 9 to 5 Mac 2/22
  • "NYPD Team Working With Apple to Catch iPhone, iPad Thieves" PC Magazine 2/22
  • "NYPD And Apple Team Up To Stop iThing Theft In NYC" TechCrunch 2/22
  • "Locked iPhone Sales Challenged in Hong Kong" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/22
  • "iPhone Deflects Bullet, Saves Soldier's Life" MacTrast 2/22
  • "Free iOS MLB app update charges users $125.00" ZDNet 2/22
Non-Apple News
  • "Dalek designer Ray Cusick dies at 84" The Verge 6:38 PM
  • "Google's Chrome OS Coming to Tablets with Floating Menus & Touch Sensitive Housing" Patent Bolt 5:36 PM
  • "Samsung takes on Apple TV with the HomeSync media streamer" The Verge 2/23
  • "Google Glass Part Two: Binocular Vision" Patent Bolt 2/23
  • "Sony's PS4 future lies in the cloud" CNNMoney 2/22
  • "New video games mirror debates about data privacy, hacking" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2/22
  • "No touch screen, no keyboard: enter Airwriting" TG Daily 2/22
  • "Facebook engineers identify Graph Search's big data challenges" IDG News Service 2/22
  • "Facebook to put old, rarely viewed photos into 'cold storage'" NBC News 2/22
  • "Austrian research team develop a new flat, flexible, transparent, and potentially disposable polymer sheet for capturing images" DigiTimes 2/22
  • "Taiwan PC industry at a critical moment: An interview with Wistron chairman" DigiTimes 2/22
  • "'Star Trek'-like tricorder available soon" USA Today 2/22
  • "North Korea to offer mobile internet access" BBC 2/22
  • "LivesOn: New Service to Let You Tweet When You're Dead" ABCNews 2/22
  • "Amid Hacking Headaches, Twitter Begins Using Email Authentication" FOXBusiness 2/22
  • "Google buildings exposed to toxic vapors left by chipmakers" CNET News 2/22
  • "Google adds fee-based support services for cloud platform customers: Users of products like App Engine, Compute Engine and Big Query will be able to purchase access to a variety of technical support services" IDG News Service 2/22
  • "Chrome 25 Adds Voice Support, Devs Get App Launcher" PC Magazine 2/22
  • "Google patches Chrome browser, bans stealth add-ons" PCWorld 2/22
  • "Conan can't resist making an ass of Google Glass" CNET News 2/22
  • "Nokia to fight rivals with cheaper models -sources" Reuters 2/22
  • "Samsung Wants to Be a Media Giant. Meet the Guy in Charge of Getting Them There." AllThingsD 2/22
  • "Samsung Copies the BlackBerry Playbook" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/22
  • "Combes Named to Lead Alcatel-Lucent Through Troubled Time" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/22
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Gene Steinberg meets tech writer Kirk McElhearn, and Laptop magazine's Avram Piltch, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 2/22
  • "An Apple watch, PS4, security and bug fixes, cheap iPhone and slippers" Insanely Great Mac 2/22
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple to launch completely redesigned iPad 5 tablet in September?" T3 2/23
  • "Smartwatch with Flexible Display; Apple Scores Patent" DeviceMAG 2/23
  • "Apple patent application hints at flexible touchscreen watch" TG Daily 2/23
  • "New iPad 5 Case Consistent with Rumored Mini-Style Redesign" MacRumors 2/22
  • "Apple Hiring 'Maps Ground Truth Data Specialist' in Australia" MacRumors 2/22
  • "iWatch-y Patent Greases the Gears of Concept Designers: There's been much ado about the possibility that an iWatch is in the works, and the buzz was fueled this week by the publication of a patent application Apple filed back in 2011. More than a few renderings of possible designs have been circulating on the Web as well: and one of them in particular seems more Apple-ish than the rest." MacNewsWorld 2/22
  • "Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 beta with passcode bug fix in tow" CNET News 2/22
  • "Smartphone by Manufacturer - FixYa Report" FixYa 2/22
  • "Apple's iPhone Tops Smartphone Reliability Ratings" ReadWrite 2/22
  • "iPhones are 3X more reliable than Samsung smartphones, Fixya says" VentureBeat 2/22
  • "Apple v. Samsung: What are the most reliable smartphones on the market?" ZDNet 2/22
  • "FixYa Study Finds Apple Smartphones to be the Most Reliable" MacRumors 2/22
  • "Leaked iPad Mini Images Hint at Retina Display" PC Magazine 2/22
  • "AU Optronics reportedly started mass producing iPad mini 2 Retina panels" iDownload Blog 2/22
  • "Supposed 2nd-Gen iPad mini Images Surface with Blue Logo" PadGadget 2/22
  • "GIS expected to bump up touch panel lamination shipments for iPad mini" DigiTimes 2/22
  • "Is A Retina Display Coming To The MacBook Air In Q3 Of 2013?" Apple'n'Apps 2/22
  • "Apple working on techniques for presenting sound effects on a portable device" AppleDailyReport 2/22
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Munch Time HD For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 2/23
  • "Doptrix For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/23
  • "Little Tribes For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/23
  • "Today's Apps Gone Free: ABBYY CardHolder, Blux Camera, Link That Gugl And More" App Advice 2/23
  • "Doors&Rooms[PLUS] For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/22
  • "Nuclien For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/22
  • "FLASHOUT 3D For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 2/22
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/22
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/22
  • "MacBook Pro Prices -15 Inch Models -$1,300 to $3,049 -Best Deals, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 2/22
  • "MacBook Pro Prices -13 Inch Models -$1,019 To $2,194 -Best Deals, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 2/22
  • "MacBook Air Prices -$600 To $1,599 -Best Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2/22
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 11 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 2/22
  • "Mac Games: Assassins Creed, $7.49; Civ V, $7.49; More" FairerPlatform 2/22

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Olloclip For iPhone 5" Macgasm 2/23
  • "Secure your iPad to your desk with the Soft Touch Flex holder (review)" ZDNet 2/23
  • "Chromebook Pixel vs. MacBook Air" Gizmag 2/22
  • "HTC One vs iPhone 5 camera duel: Ultrapixel tech tested" Crave @ CNET 2/22
  • "Which To Choose (Take Two): 27-inch iMac with GTX 675MX GPU? or with GeForce GTX 680MX?" Bare Feats 2/22
  • "Hands-on: Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard, Mac, iOS" Electronista 2/22
  • "Logitech UE Mobile Boombox" iLounge 2/22
  • "Reviews: Apogee Electronics MiC Studio Quality Microphone" iLounge 2/22
  • "Four Speck cases for the iPhone 5" Macworld 2/22
  • "Review: SmartFlex View for iPhone 5" Macworld 2/22
  • "Review: CandyShell Grip for iPhone 5" Macworld 2/22
  • "Review: SmartFlex Card for iPhone 5" Macworld 2/22
  • "Review: Delano Case for iPad Mini, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, Kindle, And Other 7' Tablet" Run Around Tech 2/22
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iPad apps for special needs kids" USA Today 6:47 AM
  • "The Phrasal Verbs Machine: An iPad App with an Unusual Approach to Grammar" eXtensions 2/23
  • "Let's create! Pottery HD for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 2/23
  • "Postcardly Postcards for iOS review: Only a few steps, and your postcard is in the mail" CNET Reviews 2/22
  • "Review: Aerofly FS – A Realistic, Easy-to-Learn Flight Simulator for iOS" MacTrast 2/22
  • "Mailbox for iPhone Eases Email Triage but Lacks Key Features" TidBITS 2/22
  • "Furnish for iOS taps augmented reality to transport IKEA and Crate & Barrel furniture to your home" The Next Web 2/22
  • "Comparing iPad weather apps at a glance" iMore 2/22
  • "Built For Entrepreneurs And Investors, Simplr For iPhone Sorts And Prioritizes Your AngelList Feeds" TechCrunch 2/22
  • "Yahoo updates Flickr iPhone app with tagging, faster uploads, volume shutter and more" Digital Trends 2/22
  • "Vector Graphics Geeks Will Fall for Bézier – iPad App Review" PadGadget 2/22
  • "Met Someone New? Say, 'Hello.' Then, Use iPhone's Evernote Hello To Remember The Details (it's free)" Mac 360 2/22
  • "Appidemic: Worm Run for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 2/22
  • "'Backflip Madness' Review - The Worst Game I Can't Stop Playing" Touch Arcade 2/22
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Take a Screenshot of Your iPad" Macinstruct 2/23
  • "How To Zoom Into Images, Save Captions, And More In Official Instagram App For iPhone" Redmond Pie 2/23
Tips
  • "Having Boot-Up Time Issues With Your Jailbroken Device? Check Out evasi0n 1.5" App Advice 6:32 AM
  • "Study Smarter – Take Notes And Highlight Text Within iBooks [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 2/22
  • "Automatically backing up photos via cellular data Article" iLounge 2/22
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "If Apple had unveiled Google Glasses...: What would the reaction have been if Apple, and not Google, unveiled futuristic glasses?" Network World 11:05 PM
  • "Apple's Oscar Ad Puts iPad Apps in Spotlight" Mashable 11:06 PM
  • "On Steve Jobs' birthday, here are some of his funniest moments" The Next Web 7:06 PM
  • "Today is the 58th anniversary of Steve Jobs' birth" MacDailyNews 11:26 AM
  • "Life, death, calligraphy: The world of Steve Jobs" Fortune 9:14 AM
  • "On Steve Jobs' 58th birthday, a look back at Jobs' greatest Video hits" Network World 5:36 PM
  • "Apple, Fans, Friends Mark Another Weird Steve Jobs Birthday" FairerPlatform 1:29 PM
  • "How Not to Write an 'X Totally Pwned an Apple Product' Article, by Brooke Crothers" TheMacAdvocate 7:08 PM
  • "10 things Apple totally messed up: Apple is perfect, except when it isn't" TechRadar UK 1:02 PM
  • "How could Apple make a cheap iPhone Mini?" ZDNet 2/23
  • "Why the Apple iWatch and Google Glass Don't Matter" Cult of Mac 2/23
  • "Will Apple Scare Pandora and Sirius XM This Week?" Forbes 2/23
  • "The Macalope Weekly: People hate clowns" Macworld 2/23
  • "Rumor: iPad 5 Cases Show New Design" AppleBitch 2/23
  • "Apple Loop: Considering iPrefs, Patenting The iWatch, Living In A 'Weird' Post-Jobs World" Forbes 2/22
  • "iPad problems: What users complain about most" Digital Trends 2/22
  • "Judge tells Apple and Samsung to narrow their new patent case" Ars Technica 2/22
  • "Samsung's outrageous VoiceOver suit against Apple stayed in Germany" iDownload Blog 2/22
  • "The iPad Can Be a True Mac Alternative" Shawn Blanc 2/22
  • "Why the iPad still can't be a true Mac replacement" Macworld 2/22
  • "Why I bought a MacBook Air" ZDNet 2/22
  • "Chromebook Pixel Validates Microsoft's Touch Strategy, Could Force Apple's Hand" Benzinga Insights 2/22
  • "How China Mobile Could Get the iPhone" TheStreet 2/22
  • "How Apple Is Better At 'Planned Obsolescence' Than Any Other Technology Company" Mac 360 2/22
  • "Why Every Analyst Is In Love With The Siren Song Of The Low-Cost iPhone" TechCrunch 2/22
  • "Why An iPhone Mini Is Key For Apple Continuing To Grow" Cult of Mac 2/22
  • "Apple's Innovation Problem" Forbes 2/22
  • "More Support For A Low Cost iPhone" Apple Bitch 2/22
  • "Brazil lawsuit claims iPad 3 made intentionally obsolete" iDownload Blog 2/22
  • "Will Apple Exist 3 Years From Now? How Much Will It Be Worth?" Seeking Alpha 2/22
  • "Steve Job's Financial Planning Advice: You Are Already Naked" Forbes 2/22
  • "Why iOS won't become Apple's 'Windows XP'" ZDNet 2/22
  • "Risk Averse: Will iOS Become Apple's Windows XP?" ReadWrite 2/22
  • "Apple Patent For Solar Watch Could Fire Up Stock Again" Forbes 2/22
  • "Wearable computing devices — like, say, an 'iWatch,' could exceed 485 million annual shipments by 2018" AppleDailyReport 2/22
  • "Apple's iWatch Concept Is Real - And Here's How It Might Work" ReadWrite 2/22
  • "Apple 'slap wrap' patent fuels iWatch rumour" ZDNet 2/22
Non-Apple
  • "HP's Android-Powered Slate 7 Tablet Is Cheap And It Works, But Is That Really Enough?" TechCrunch 6:23 PM
  • "Feeling Blue: Microsoft, You're Releasing it Wrong/Why is Microsoft working on a major update to Windows 8 when so many small things need to be fixed first, and faster?" Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows 12:51 PM
  • "iPad mini vs. Galaxy Note 8.0 hands on!" iMore 2/23
  • "It's Not Email That's Broken, It's You" TidBITS 2/23
  • "Google laptop shows Apple a thing or two: Google's Chromebook Pixel has two killer features that MacBooks don't. Maybe it's time for Apple to rethink the MacBook concept." CNET News 2/23
  • "How Google Stole Apple's Thunder And Became Everyone's Favorite Tech Company Again" San Francisco Chronicle 2/23
  • "Weighing In on Sensor Size" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/23
  • "How Much Interest Is There, Really, in PlayStation 4?" Forbes 2/23
  • "Google Glass Isn't Very Good Yet, And It Gives People Headaches, Says VC Who Played With Them" Business Insider 2/22
  • "I miss removable batteries" ZDNet 2/22
  • "6 ways to speed an old computer" USA Today 2/22
  • "I used Google Glass: the future, with monthly updates" ["But I walked away convinced that this wasn't just one of Google's weird flights of fancy. The more I used Glass the more it made sense to me; the more I wanted it. If the team had told me I could sign up to have my current glasses augmented with Glass technology, I would have put pen to paper (and money in their hands) right then and there. And it's that kind of stuff that will make the difference between this being a niche device for geeks and a product that everyone wants to experience."]  The Verge 2/22
  • "Even Sony isn't sure what PS4 will look like" Mashable 2/22
  • "The Hottest Games Coming to Sony's PS4" PC Magazine 2/22
  • "Review: HP brings sizzle to Windows Storage Server/The HP StoreEasy 5530 puts serious muscle behind Windows file serving, Hyper-V virtualization, and SQL Server workloads" InfoWorld 2/22
  • "Why you should sign the phone-unlocking petition right now" InfoWorld 2/22
  • "Hands-on with the Ubuntu Touch Linux smartphone" InfoWorld 2/22
  • "Where Is The Digital Work Force Growing Fastest?" Forbes 2/22
  • "Slideshow: Technologies that stood out at 60th ISSCC" EE Times 2/22
  • "What smartphone feature would you like to see in the future?" CNN 2/22
  • "Here's what Facebook Graph Search is doing next" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2/22
  • "How to post to Facebook, Twitter after you die" CNN 2/22
  • "You Will Subscribe To, Not Buy Software" BYTE 2/22
  • "Is Republic's $19 cell phone service too good to be true?" CNET News 2/22
  • "Patent Application Reveals Key Factors In Google News Algorithm" Forbes 2/22
  • "Hearing Is Believing: People Don'T Realize How Important Great Sound Is Until They Experience It" BGR 2/22
  • "Sorry, But There'S No Defense For The Chromebook Pixel" BGR 2/22
  • "Chromebook Pixel hands-on (photos)" ZDNet 2/22
  • "Get Real, Google. The Pixel Is Too Pricey" PC Magazine 2/22
  • "Inside Google's ultrabook gambit: With a new laptop, Google is betting that living in the cloud on an ultrabook is not just cheaper, but much better." Fortune 2/22
  • "Chromebook Pixel: Google takes on Apple" Telegraph 2/22
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Google Glasses Remixed with Google Ads" The Loop 6:22 PM
  • "Low Latency No. 52: The waiting game" CNET News [cartoon] 2/22
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Magazine: now with full-article sharing, web subscriptions" Marco Arment 6:45 PM
  • "Mophie adds Juice Pack Air to iPhone 5 battery-case line" Electronista 7:43 PM
  • "Quick Key grading app uses iPhone's camera to skip the Scantron" 9 to 5 Mac 8:42 AM
  • "GoDaddy-Owned Mobile Website Creation App M.dot Gets New Update" App Advice 7:29 AM
  • "Blue Wolf releases A grandfather and village for iPad: Picture storybook" prMac 6:47 AM
  • "You Can Now Sync And Watch Full Episodes Of 'Conan' In The Team Coco iPhone App" App Advice 2/23
  • "Using Tear-off Tabs for iPhone you can create instant awesome quality flyers with tear-off tabs." Addfone 2/23
  • "Caturday: Get a new cat every minute on your iPhone or iPad" TUAW 2/23
  • "Mysia Games introduces Pigs don't fly 1.0 - Game for all Platforms" prMac 2/23
  • "SiriProxy lets you control almost anything in your home from your iPhone" TechHive 2/22
  • "Weekend Poll: Does the budget iPhone have legs?" TUAW 2/22
  • "Facebook for iOS Now Offers Free Voice Calls for Some Users - Mike Isaac - Social - AllThingsD" AllThingsD 2/22
  • "XBMC Comes To Apple TV 2 Running 5.2" Cult of Mac 2/22
  • "Journey to the Amazon Rainforest to Raise Butterflies with Flutter™: Butterfly Sanctuary for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" Business Wire 2/22
  • "Vine Flip: Transform your Vine videos into a pocket-sized flipbook" The Next Web 2/22
  • "MLB.com At Bat ready to play ball for 2013 season" TUAW 2/22
  • "Google Launches Open API to iOS Developers for Maps App" PadGadget 2/22
  • "MetroEarth For iPad: Should We Really Have To Pay For A Five Day Weather Forecast?" App Advice 2/22
  • "Fotopedia Releases new 'Discover France' Photo App" PadGadget 2/22
  • "Life-Spot Charges iPhones For The Whole Family Simultaneously" The Mac Observer 2/22
  • "Capture High Dynamic Range Photos with New, Free HDR App" 148Apps 2/22
  • "Google Maps SDK Updated, Now Available To All iOS Developers" Cult of Mac 2/22
  • "The Auris Adds Bluetooth Connectivity To Any 30-Pin Speaker Dock" Cult of Mac 2/22
  • "BBC updates its iPlayer app -- background streaming via AirPlay now enabled" BetaNews 2/22
  • "The 8MM Vintage Camera App Could Help Film Producers Win An Oscar" App Advice 2/22
  • "Access The No. 1 Drug Guide Right On Your iDevice With The Pill Book All-In-One App" App Advice 2/22
  • "Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars Now Made Universal With Support For iPad" App Advice 2/22
  • "WordPress For iOS Now Equipped With Draft Previews And Autosave Feature" App Advice 2/22
  • "Ludei releases iBasket game on 7 app stores, showcasing cross-platform power of its HTML5 platform" The Next Web 2/22
  • "Twisted Ways – new game for iOS to challenge you in so many ways" Daily Game 2/22
  • "Nickelodeon releases Nick app for iPad" Engadget 2/22
  • "Camera Hoax" prMac 2/22
  • "Very Popular Trivia game Sketchomania Hits Apple App Store" prMac 2/22
  • "Groove! Metronome: Focus on function in a classy design" prMac 2/22
  • "Blue Wolf releases BOOM! - Music Edition for iBook: Graphic Novel" prMac 2/22
  • "Twisted Ways - new game for iOS to challenge you in so many ways" prMac 2/22
  • "Zombie Kittens of the Thirteen Colonies" prMac 2/22
  • "Toughturtle LLC Releases Dive Bonaire An Interactive iOS App For Divers" prMac 2/22
  • "3 Elles: 3 Great Women, 3 Great Apps and now a 4th one!" prMac 2/22
  • "Bass Drop Drum and Bass - The D'n'B Sampler, Keyboard and Loop Station" prMac 2/22
  • "Crochet Decoder HD for iPad released by Sugar Coded Apps" prMac 2/22
  • "Introducing 2 Turntables and a Microphone for iPad" prMac 2/22
  • "Knights Storming the Mac App Store" prMac 2/22
  • "Pictoo's NameGames for iPad Helps Young Children Recognize Family Member" prMac 2/22
  • "Russian Yourself Hard app launched" prMac 2/22
  • "Scramble: Word Puzzle Game for iOS-Slide Letters Offscreen to Flip Order" prMac 2/22
  • "Simplify 2.5 Controls the Whole Music. Literally" prMac 2/22
  • "vitapoly releases iOS Social Framework ANE" prMac 2/22
  • "Mud Snail Maiden 1.0 Free for iOS - Interactive Korean Fable in English" prMac 2/22
  • "State of the Art Coaching with Prosperikit 1.0 for iOS" prMac 2/22
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft preparing Windows Blue public preview with significant search improvements" The Verge 6:40 AM
  • "Windows Blue to be free for Windows 8 users, will RTM at build 9600 and launch in August" WinBeta 7:01 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft Blue Is Coming this Summer with Internet Explorer 11 Baked In" Gizmodo 12:40 PM
  • "Microsoft Discloses It Too Was Hit by Hackers" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:42 AM
  • "Microsoft adds new features to Office Web Apps" Neowin 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft And The Raiders Of The Lost App" Seeking Alpha 10:13 AM
  • "Behind the next-gen Xbox leaks and police raid of hacker SuperDaE" The Verge 9:15 AM
  • "LG has no plans for Windows Phone 8 handsets: The Korean consumer electronics company isn't closing the door on Microsoft's mobile operating system, but it isn't particularly enthusiastic about it either." CNET Reviews 9:28 AM
  • "U.S. court filings show Google refuses to withdraw German injunction requests against Microsoft" Foss Patents 6:36 AM
  • "Surface RT rumored for Japan launch; 128 GB Surface Pro still hard to find" Neowin 7:01 AM
  • "HP's first Android tablet is $169 and will be at Mobile World Congress: And this tablet is Reportedly the first of many." Ars Technica 12:59 PM
  • "HP's Going Android With Its $169 Slate 7 Tablet" Gizmodo 12:45 PM
  • "HP switches to Android for $169 Slate 7, phones planned too: Hewlett-Packard is making a tablet comeback, switching to Android and taking on the Google Nexus 7 with the HP Slate 7." CNET Reviews 2:38 PM
  • "HP to make $169 Android tablet, eschewing Windows" Associated Press 12:53 PM
  • "Here's HP's comeback tablet: the steel-framed, Android-based Slate7" GigaOM 12:47 PM
  • "Can hackers control your HP Printer remotely and set it on fire" VR-Zone 6:56 AM
  • "Lithium air battery gives IBM hope of power without fire" Bloomberg News 7:00 AM
  • "New Lenovo tablets run Android 4.2, quad-core processors: Lenovo's 7-inch A3000 and 10-inch S6000 combine the latest hardware with fast ARM processors" Computerworld 11:42 AM
  • "Mobile Revolution Buffets Taiwan PC Rivals" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:24 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple cash pile fight ends with a win for Greenlight Capital, judge rules" VentureBeat 2/22
  • "Apple says it is 'disappointed' in court ruling, Greenlight calls its win 'significant' for shareholders" 9 to 5 Mac 2/22
  • "Court Grants Einhorn Injunction Blocking Apple Shareholder Vote" The Mac Observer 2/22
  • "Greenlight Wins Bid to Block Apple Shareholder Vote" Bloomberg 2/22
  • "Morgan Stanley Meets with $AAPL CFO, Predicts Higher Dividend" The Mac Observer 2/22
  • "Einhorn Says Apple Should Issue Preferred Stock: Bloomberg's Adam Satariano reports on Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn's call for Apple to return more cash to shareholders." [Video Report] Bloomberg 2/22
  • "Apple Out of Favor on the Street" [Video Report] CNBC 2/22
  • "Analyst meets with Apple CFO; expects 6% cash return-update" Fortune 2/22
  • "Apple on Joel Greenblatt's 'Magic Formula' Screen" The Motley Fool 2/22
  • "Apple Shareholders Need to 'Think Different' and Back Einhorn" Breakout 2/22
  • "Apple Called A 'Bubble' That Will Likely Follow Microsoft" BGR 2/22
  • "Apple Faces Real Competition, and It's Not Microsoft" TheStreet 2/22
  • "Bits v. Bytes: Follow the money" asymco 2/22
Industry News
  • "Hewlett-Packard rises to lead tech rally: TI, Marvell also advance; but Netflix, BlackBerry retreat" MarketWatch 2/22
  • "U.S. stocks rally; H-P boosts Dow index: S&P 500 drops for the week, breaking seven-week winning streak" MarketWatch 2/22
  • "U.S. Stocks Rebound on German Confidence, Earnings Data" Bloomberg 2/22
  • "Wall Street Rebounds from Two-Day Selloff" FOXBusiness 2/22
  • "Wall Street rebounds on HP results, Fed officials' views" Reuters 2/22
  • "Stocks Rally, Reversing a Slump, as Earnings Give a Jolt" TheStreet 2/22
  • "S&P, Nasdaq wrap up worst week of 2013" CNNMoney 2/22
  • "H-P, AIG Lead Stocks Higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/22
  • "Stocks: A Friday end to the slide?" CNNMoney 2/22
  • "Asia Markets: Tokyo, Sydney stocks rise; Shanghai extends fall" MarketWatch 2/22
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks jump after German Ifo data" MarketWatch 2/22
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/22
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/22
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/22

 
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