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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
 

 

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Thursday Highlights: Tim Cook pens essay for Bloomberg Businessweek confirming rumors that he is gay; Cook says his announcement was to help others and was worth trading his personal privacy; Mashable breaks down the importance of both the why and when of the announcement — reports aplenty between our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Gizmodo tracks Yosemite's "worst bugs" and shows how to fix them; if you're a CLI (command line interface) geek, MacIssues shows "how to uninstall App Store apps from the command line"; Ben Taylor has a run down of retailers he believes Apple has to land for Apple Pay to succeed; the CurrentC app on the App Store getting slammed by reviewers over MCX banning Apple Pay at member merchants; but one merchant, Meijer, has chosen to break rank with MCX and continue to accept Apple Pay; IDC stats show Apple's share of tablet market has dropped to 22% thanks to "cheap media consumption options"; and another stat from the firm sees increased competition growth beyond Samsung, Apple; Apple said to be looking at selling iPhones in Iran; Gizmodo reviews the 5k Retina Display iMac; iSource has a tutorial on jailbreaking your iOS 8.x device; meanwhile, over at TechNN, Microsoft announces a new fitness band, the $199 "Microsoft Band" as part of company effort to engage the health industry; TechRepublic has 7 things you want to know about HP's 3D printing strategy.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple re-elects board, mum about stock split: Apple CEO addressed shareholders at the company's headquarters: a time when things are lot less upbeat than a year ago." CNET News 12:11 PM
  • "Tim Cook doesn't like Apple's falling share price, either: During Apple's annual shareholder meeting, CEO Cook says the company is focused on the long term and making the best products it can." CNET News 12:13 PM
  • "Apple CEO Sheds Little Light on Cash or Product Plans" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:43 PM
  • "Apple CEO: 'I Don't Like' Falling Stock Either" [Video Report] CNBC 12:13 PM
  • "Apple CEO says he feels shareholders' pain, urges long view" Reuters 1:40 PM
  • "Apple board in 'active' talks on cash-pile options: Protest against security contractor the biggest fireworks at annual meeting" MarketWatch 1:42 PM
  • "Apple CEO promises investors 'great stuff' to come" Associated Press 1:42 PM
  • "CEO admits Apple is 'looking at new categories' for potential products" AppleInsider 1:40 PM
  • "Cook: Forget About Our Share Price, Apple Has Some Great Stuff Coming" AllThingsD 2:06 PM
  • "Tim Cook On Competition With Samsung And Android: 'We Don't Have Our Heads Stuck In The Sand'" Business Insider 1:42 PM
  • "What not to expect at Apple's shareholders meeting today: Will Tim Cook say anything newsworthy or material? Don't hold your breath."  Fortune 8:01 AM
  • "What Apple May Say At Its 2013 Shareholder Meeting" Forbes 9:20 AM
  • "Apple's Shareholder Meeting: 3 Things to Expect" TheStreet 10:14 AM
  • "Apple CEO to Face Investors Seeking More of Cash Hoard" Bloomberg 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Stock Split Rumors Fly as Shareholder Meeting Looms" MacNewsWorld 8:42 AM
  • "Apple's Shareholders to Quiz CEO Tim Cook" [Video Report] CNBC 9:52 AM
  • "Apple's Shareholder Meeting Likely a Snoozer" AllThingsD 8:26 AM
  • "Apple posts article explaining stock splits, is one planned after all? Has Apple just posted this article about stock splits, and what should we read into this?" Macworld UK 8:36 AM
  • "Don't believe Apple: The company got great PR when its Chinese supplier unveiled a new worker policy. The full story's more complicated"  Salon 8:03 AM
  • "Judge Upholds VirnetX Jury Verdict Against Apple For $368M"  Seeking Alpha 8:06 AM
  • "Apple denied retrial in $368.2 million VirnetX patent case, has 45 days to reach a settlement" The Next Web 8:06 AM
  • "VirnetX v. Apple judge upholds $368M patent suit verdict: But the devil is in the details as Apple is told to fork out $330,000 per day until the case is settled, forcing the two battling companies to sit down and talk." CNET News 8:28 AM
  • "Court denies Apple's motion to reduce damages against VirnetX" Reuters 8:32 AM
  • "Apple's Chinese suppliers still exploiting workers, says report: A report from a Hong-Kong watchdog group accuses suppliers of 'military-style management of workers,' despite Apple's code of conduct." CNET News 9:21 AM
OS X
News
  • "The Future Of Desktop Computing Will Only Cost You $80" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "$80 Leap Motion Controller hits shelves in May" TG Daily 1:44 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Recovering a lost Outlook message" Macworld 9:18 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How To quickly save Pages files in Word format: Apple's Pages word processing program supports several ways to export documents for use in Microsoft Word." MacFixIt 8:29 PM
  • "Intego's New Mac Security Package is Important for Newbies" The Mac Observer 5:25 PM
  • "Prizmo OCR's skewed scans (review)" IT.Enquirer 7:51 AM
  • "Mac Gems Promising Prospect: Notifi extends Notification Center" Macworld 9:30 AM
  • "Moonfruit Standard review: Polished, slick, web-design application with nearly all the features you could need." Macworld UK 8:47 AM
  • "Jimdo Pro review: Practical website design package that offers all the basics" Macworld UK 8:47 AM
  • "MacMost Now 832: Organizing Your iOS Apps With iTunes 11" MacMost 7:52 AM
  • "How to Password Protect an AirPort's Settings" Macinstruct 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Word keyboard shortcut to close the sidebar" Mac OS X Hints 9:47 AM
  • "How To Sync Android With Mac Wireless" Review Rays 11:42 AM
  • "Ric's tip for checking changes in a dynamic IP for a remote support recipient won't help with Gmail because it doesn't forward the originating IP in the email headers. But Gmail has a better trick. In the lower right corner is a 'Details' button for Recent Account Activity that displays the 'logged in from' IP. So if you have the account login you can track any changes, or it is simple enough to ask just about any user for this information directly if you loose contact." MacInTouch 11:57 AM
  • "Quick Tip: How to Use iCloud Tabs in Safari" Mactuts+ 8:45 AM
  • "What Every Mac User Wants And Needs: More Holidays! Add These Holidays To Calendar Or iCal" McSolo 7:52 AM
  • "Does Your Mac Have Incriminating Or Valuable Files You Don't Want Others To Find? Erase Them All!" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "Deleted Or Trashed Files On Your Mac Really Need To Be Shredded. Here's How To Do It" BohemianBoomer 7:52 AM
  • "Try Something Crazy On Your Mac. Organize Your Documents With A Document Organizer" TeraTalks 7:52 AM
  • "Got Bills To Pay? Use Your Mac To Track Which Bills Are Due And When With Bills To Pay" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "An Easy Way To Bring File Encryption To Your Mac And How It Can Be A Scary Exercise" NoodleMac 7:52 AM
  • "Can You Handle A Cleverly Designed Mac Outliner App That Dares To Think Different?" PixoBebo 7:52 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Word 2011: A mind of its own?" Betalogue 9:20 AM
  • "What is a PC now? Changes in mobile technology and touchscreens are scrambling the old definition of the personal computer." ["Apple's Mac OS, meanwhile, has adopted some features of iOS, the operating system powering millions of iPads, iPods, and iPhones, though the company doesn't currently sell any touchscreen enabled desktops or laptops."] Fortune 8:29 AM
Press Releases
  • "Leap Motion Controller now up for pre-order, demo with Clear app" Insanely Great Mac 10:16 AM
  • "Inpaint 5.0: One-Button Photo Retouching Tool is Released" Teorex 10:01 AM
  • "Jungle Vs. Droids, The Battle Begins At Mac Game Store" Inside Mac Games 9:27 AM
  • "PickaBundle: Any 10 Mac Apps out of 25 for $50" 9 to 5 Mac 8:41 AM
  • "xCloud Syncs Files Between PC, Mac, Android & iOS Over Cloud & WiFi" AddictiveTips 8:41 AM
  • "Zevrix Updates LinkOptimizer for InDesign: Improves Image Previews" prMac 11:01 AM
  • "Zevrix Releases BatchOutput PDF 2.0: Adds Hot Folder Processing" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "SecuritySpy 3.0: Major Update to Video Surveillance Software" prMac 7:50 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Cook: We'll move into new 'spaceship' campus site by 2016" AppleInsider 1:41 PM
  • "Tim Cook talks new Apple campus, new products and more at shareholder meeting" iDownload Blog 1:54 PM
  • "Report Suggests That Eight Out of Ten Corporate Device Activations Belong To Apple" UberGizmo 8:07 AM
  • "iOS Devices Continue To Dominate With 8 Of The Top 10 Enterprise Devices [Report] Cult of Mac 8:41 AM
  • "Apple floats global music downloads to the tune of $3.4 billion" AppleInsider 10:10 AM
  • "Samsung Takes Note Of Apple's Passbook And Fires Back With Its Own Wallet App" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "Designer Imagines What An iPhone Phablet And iPhone Mini Might Look Like"  TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "Doctors Supercharge Their iPads With Box.net" Wired Magazine 9:20 AM
  • "Apple rolls out iTunes in the Cloud support for movies to 12 European countries [update: Confirmed] The Next Web 8:39 AM
  • "Apple expands iTunes in the Cloud support in France, Holland and Sweden" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
  • "Movies Via iTunes In The Cloud Launches In New European Countries" AppleBitch 1:16 PM
  • "Music piracy 'down' as revenues rise for first time since 1999" BBC 8:25 AM
  • "Flexible Classroom Cameras Work With iPad: Expanding from 'document cameras' that project printed materials or desktop experiments, AVer introduces cameras that stream to an iPad as a presentation or recording device." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "iPhones, 'droids go to WAR: US soldiers invade TOP-SECRET cloud" The Register 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Backs Gay Marriage Filing with Supreme Court" The Mac Observer 10:36 AM
  • "Apple, Facebook Tell Supreme Court That Marriage Equality Is A 'Business Imperative'" TechCrunch 11:11 AM
  • "Facebook, Apple, Google Back Same-Sex Marriage in Supreme Court Filing" Mashable 11:15 AM
  • "TED 2013: Uchek app tests urine for medical issues" BBC 8:25 AM
  • "Former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki accepts an advisory role at Google-owned Motorola" iDownload Blog 1:54 PM
  • "Slideshow: 11 fun facts about Apple" Macworld 8:44 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung may Possess Pico-Projector Breakthrough for Phones" Patent Bolt 5:26 PM
  • "Get Your Wrists Ready for Smartwatches" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:25 PM
  • "Buying stuff with your phone: Not coming soon to a store near you" CNNMoney 2:14 PM
  • "Sony releases Firefox OS software for developers: But the company still hasn't decided if it will do a commercial phone or not" IDG News Service 12:05 PM
  • "Third time's the charm? Adobe patches even more critical Flash vulnerabilities" PCWorld 12:03 PM
  • "Wolfson and Sensory demonstrate world's lowest-power speech recognition solution for mobile" EE Times 10:47 AM
  • "Qualcomm: we will solve 4G roaming problem this year" CNET Reviews 10:10 AM
  • "Google Expands Search Field Trial To Include Results From Your Calendar On Its Search Results Pages" TechCrunch 1:33 PM
  • "Google launches Facebook-like sign-in button" TG Daily 1:44 PM
  • "Google squishes login-bypass bug that opened door to hijackers: Two-step account authentication sidestepped" The Register 1:48 PM
  • "Google Glass Will Make You Manly, Says Sergey Brin" Wired 1:57 PM
  • "Dubious Google Glass eBay auction hammered: An auction for alleged Google Glass glasses attracts bids beyond $15,000. Then it disappears." CNET News 2:23 PM
  • "We don't need retail stores, says Google's Rubin" ZDNet 2:00 PM
  • "Cyber security firm says freed thousands of enslaved PCs in demo" Reuters 9:53 AM
  • "Leap Motion Controller Ships Pre-Orders May 13, Hits Best Buy Store Shelves May 19 For $79.99" TechCrunch 1:30 PM
  • "China's Huawei Speedily Ascends To Take On Apple And Samsung" Forbes 9:46 AM
  • "Huawei Joins Alcatel Reshaping Wireless Equipment Battle" Bloomberg 9:46 AM
  • "Huawei Plans Firefox OS Phone, but CEO Says Unclear How Consumers Will Take to It" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "Yahoo defends no-work-at-home policy" CNNMoney 9:29 AM
  • "New Samsung Patent Focuses on Solar Cells for Phones & TV" Patent Bolt 1:43 PM
  • "Google Wallet's 'SingleTap' is now a Registered Trademark" Patent Bolt 12:12 PM
  • "New hovering touchscreen tech gives you control without contact (Video)" CNET Reviews 10:25 AM
  • "Take a look inside Samsung's new $300 million Silicon Valley campus" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "Samsung unveils 'Wallet', an Android alternative to Apple's Passbook" The Next Web 8:06 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "I Am Interviewed About the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast & Apple Pop-Up Museum/Recently, I was interviewed by a fairly large online media source and though their final article was pretty good, it left a lot out! They sent me some questions and I spent a good deal of time thinking about and answering them." The Classic Computing Blog 9:29 PM
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of Your Passwords" MacVoicesTV 3:39 PM
  • "Apple's Stockholder Meeting and 'Wearable' Computers!" Your Mac Life 1:27 PM
  • "An interview with Charles Edge – Part 1/Author of Using Mac OS X Lion Server: Managing Mac Services at Home and Office and the recently released Instant Apple iOS Configuration Utility How-to, as well a speaker on the conference circuit including, DefCon, BlackHat, LinuxWorld, Macworld and the WorldWide Developers Conference, Charles Edge has built a well deserved, solid, reputation within the Mac community over the last decade." Amsys 10:11 AM
  • "MacBreak Weekly 339: Big Finger Friendly" iMore 9:25 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple gives iTunes-in-the-cloud features to more of Europe: Eleven more European countries now have the option to re-download movies they already purchased through iTunes." CNET News 9:17 PM
  • "Intel Won't Build Apple's iPhone Chips" Seeking Alpha 7:59 AM
  • "With Intel grabbing Altera orders, can we now begin speculating about future Apple hookup?" DigiTimes 7:56 AM
  • "Foxconn reportedly to move production lines out of China" DigiTimes 9:25 AM
  • "Foxconn's Freezing Hires In China To Hire More Workers In Other Countries" Cult of Mac 9:30 AM
  • "Apple patent filing is for mobile computing device with adaptive response" AppleDailyReport 8:37 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves communication between an accessory and a media player" AppleDailyReport 8:16 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Ever since upgrading my iPhone 4S from iOS 6.1.1 to 6.1.2 a few days ago I have noticed I have to charge my phone more often. It seems I can barely make it through the day now without having to recharge, and that's with the phone just on standby (i.e. little activity or use). It could have started with 6.1.1, but I doubt it. The fact that it is so noticeable now and I'm actually writing MacInTouch means something is not right and it seems related to 6.1.2 and at the very least the iPhone 4S. I remember this happening to me with the 3GS and iOS 4. History repeats. Anyone else having similar experiences out there with this configuration?" MacInTouch 11:57 AM
  • "Got a failure updating my Airport Extreme, too. Did the update using my iPhone. Got the error at the end. Airport now reports the update firmware and is working fine. Probably has something to do with losing connection to the Airport when it reboots." MacInTouch 11:56 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Quiet, Please! For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:04 AM
  • "War of Eclipse For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:04 AM
  • "Donkey Jump For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:04 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:45 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Shootout: Is the flash storage in the 2013 Retina MacBook Pro faster than the storage in the 2012 version?" Bare Feats 9:16 AM
  • "Smartphone Screen Real Estate: How Big Is Big Enough?" HotHardware 7:55 AM
  • "Best iPhone 5 cases: Looking for a new case for your iPhone 5? Here are some of the top iPhone 5 cases that are available now." CNET Reviews 4:45 PM
  • "Flight Jacket by MacCase: Perfect MacBook / Ultrabook bag" ZDNet 1:37 PM
  • "Review: Pure.Gear Car Charger with USB port for iPhone 5" Run Around Tech 8:45 AM
  • "Strotter's Platforma iPad Messenger Bag Is Like No Other" The Mac Observer 11:48 AM
  • "The Book of GIMP A 'Labor Of Love' – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "F1 2012 for the Mac puts you in the driver's seat with aplomb" AppleDailyReport 8:17 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Adobe brings Photoshop Touch to the iPhone" TUAW 8:03 AM
  • "All Things Appy: 5 Best Apple Lifestyle Apps" TechNewsWorld 8:42 AM
  • "Shotgun! Sunny Side for iOS shows passengers which side of the car to sit on to avoid the sun" The Next Web 8:06 AM
  • "If You Hate Reading, Winston's iPhone App Is The Perfect Way To Stay On Top Of The News" Business Insider 8:02 AM
  • "How Your iPhone Can Automatically Let Friends And Family Know When You'll Arrive" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "'Cyto' Review - An Engrossing Addition to the Puzzle-Platform Gene Pool" Touch Arcade 11:01 AM
  • "Revew: 7 Little Words – a word game that's entertaining and challenging" iSource 3:43 PM
  • "Crosswords Pro Review: Pretty much what any crossword puzzle fan could want from a crosswords iOS game." 148Apps 9:29 AM
Tips
  • "How To Get Nexus Live Wallpaper On iPhone" Redmond Pie 12:14 PM
  • "Q&A: Moving iTunes Libraries/How do I transfer my iTunes library from a desktop PC to a laptop, neither of which are Apple computers?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:25 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Tim Cook: 'Winning for Apple Is Not about Making the Most'" The Mac Observer 8:36 PM
  • "eport outlines '5 biggest problems facing Apple'" BGR 4:35 PM
  • "Apple boss Tim Cook accepts share price disappointment" BBC 8:54 PM
  • "Can Apple Ignore China Mobile's 4G Rollout?" Forbes 1:42 PM
  • "The Tim Cook Effect: After Apple's Maps Fiasco, Waze's Users Get a Bump" WSJ Blogs 12:13 PM
  • "Apple's Biggest But Hidden App Store Problem: Orphaned And Zombie Apps Abound" Mac 360 10:23 AM
  • "Microsoft urged to make the iPad useful" TechEye 10:14 AM
  • "Does Apple owe you $5?" Geek 10:14 AM
  • "Google's 'Sneak Attack' Could Devastate 'Software Companies' Apple and Microsoft"  TheStreet 10:14 AM
  • "Apple - Better As A Villager Than A Chief" Seeking Alpha 10:07 AM
  • "How Apple Can Fix The Pain-In-The-Rear Multitasking On The iPad" Business Insider 9:27 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini, One Smart Shopping Tool: Leave it to Apple to, once again, fill a need we didn't even know we had." ["So consider us converted – the iPad Mini is one smart shopping tool. Right size, right time, right place. Not just another pretty face."] Forbes 9:20 AM
  • "When All You Have Is an 'Apple Is Doomed Without Steve Jobs' Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail" Daring Fireball 8:46 AM
  • "Apple MacBooks and cellular connectivity" Edible Apple 11:59 AM
  • "Why don't MacBooks come with cellular networking? – Marco.org" Chuqui 3.0+ 8:43 AM
  • "Why don't MacBooks come with cellular networking?" Marco Arment 8:43 AM
  • "Kanye West: I am Steve Jobs/While chatting with his audience during a concert in Paris, the famed rapper explains that he is, in fact, the embodiment of Apple's co-founder. Oh, he's also Walt Disney and Pablo Picasso." CNET News 8:28 AM
  • "5 features we want in an Apple iWatch" Fortune 8:26 AM
  • "Samsung announces Wallet app; Looks eerily similar to Apple's Passbook" Edible Apple 11:48 AM
  • "Samsung's latest Apple-inspired 'innovation': Samsung Wallet" Computerworld 9:44 AM
  • "Oh no, Samsung has a Passbook wallet app, too" GigaOM 9:29 AM
  • "Your iPhone or Your Toilet: Which Would You Pick?" Wired 8:02 AM
  • "Like Apple, Should Google Be Worried About Samsung?" The Motley Fool 7:59 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Hardware Comes Last/Google's Chromebook Pixel is aspirational in nearly every way." Gizmodo 5:35 PM
  • "Server Sales Declined a Smidge in Late 2012, but Will Grow a Bit This Year" AllThingsD 2:18 PM
  • "Disrupt Finalist Maluuba Expands Past Android, Launches Its Siri Alternative On Windows Phone 8" TechCrunch 2:04 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on at MWC 2013" ZDNet 2:01 PM
  • "The Strange Beauty of Historic Computers Brought Back From the Dead" Wired Magazine 1:57 PM
  • "How Computers Can Learn: For Starters, Chuck the Silicon" Time 1:49 PM
  • "How much data can police swipe from suspects' phones without a warrant? (Hint: A lot)" ZDNet 1:37 PM
  • "Mobile World Congress: Top 10 Hottest Gadgets, Tech" Tapscape 1:36 PM
  • "Elecom Japan Design has some fun with phone accessories" TechHive 12:03 PM
  • "RSA: We Are Living in a 'Cyber Warm War'" PC Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "Hands On With Samsung's Tizen Phone" PC Magazine 11:57 AM
  • "Hands On With the Sparkliest Phone at MWC" PC Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "Don't believe the drumbeat against IT" InfoWorld 11:27 AM
  • "Telework or teamwork? Yahoo and the evolution of the office" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:22 AM
  • "Google's streaming music service welcomed with open arms by music industry" BGR 11:15 AM
  • "Google or Microsoft? That is the Question" Tech.pinions 9:13 AM
  • "Ten smartphones with tablet ambitions..." The Register 8:45 AM
  • "Mayer v Branson: The Work From Home War" Forbes 10:10 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Zen Pinball Update Brings Three New Star Wars Themed Tables" App Advice 2:17 PM
  • "This Bluetooth Smart Trigger Turns Your iPhone Into A Canon DSLR Remote And Intervalometer" TechCrunch 1:36 PM
  • "Twelve South presents BookBook for 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display" Run Around Tech 11:40 AM
  • "Smoovie for iPad: A stop-motion app for kids (and adults young at heart)" TUAW 11:15 AM
  • "Newer Technology's Guardian MAXimus mini portable storage bumps up to 7200 RPMs" Insanely Great Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Henry Schein Dental Marketing Group Arms 800 Sales Reps with iPad Solution Created with the FileMaker Platform" Business Wire 10:12 AM
  • "TA Plays: 'The Gods: Rebellion' - An Unreal Character Action Game" Touch Arcade 10:02 AM
  • "Fix for Kindle iOS Bug Now Live in the App Store" AllThingsD 1:40 PM
  • "Kindle iOS App Update Erasing Book Libraries" PC Magazine 10:07 AM
  • "Amazon tells iOS users not to download latest Kindle app update" GigaOM 9:52 AM
  • "Amazon Working on Fix For Kindle For iOS Bug" AllThingsD 9:31 AM
  • "Amazon warns iOS users to not update Kindle app due to glitch" CNET News 9:30 AM
  • "Cogitools Unveils 'Doctor Steve vs The Phoneleks' Strategy Game for iOS Devices" Phoneleks 9:27 AM
  • "MYO controller lets you use your arm, fingers for gestures" Insanely Great Mac 9:26 AM
  • "Amazon Cloud Player App Lands on iPad" PC Magazine 11:58 AM
  • "Amazon Cloud Player App Now Optimized for iPad" Business Wire 10:12 AM
  • "Amazon Cloud Player now available for iPad, but Kindle is erasing your entire book library" VentureBeat 10:11 AM
  • "Amazon rolls out iPad-optimized version of its iOS Cloud Player app" The Next Web 9:14 AM
  • "Quixey, An App Search Engine That Actually Works [MWC 2013] Cult of Mac 8:41 AM
  • "It's Always A Good Time When You're Playing Good Weather's Mini-Games" App Advice 8:37 AM
  • "Race Against Time With Your Crazy Contraption In Bad Piggies' Road Hogs Update" App Advice 8:37 AM
  • "Target Field will get Apple Passbook-friendly this summer" St. Paul Pioneer Press [Free Registration Required] 12:12 PM
  • "Apple's Passbook ticketing app will expand to 13 MLB ballparks this year" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "No Wi-Fi, No Problem – Restaurant Waitlisting App For iPad NoshList Comes To Smartphones" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "Brightcove Introduces Native Video Players For iOS And Android, Will Discontinue HTML5-Based Hybrid Approach" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "Spotify Updates iOS App With Revamped Interface, New Navigation Tools" TechCrunch 9:29 AM
  • "Spotify for iPhone updated with new interface" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "Spotify iPhone app updated, adds Now Playing bar" Crave @ CNET 8:25 AM
  • "Adobe Photoshop Touch finally comes the iPhone and Android smartphones, priced at $4.99" The Next Web 8:06 AM
  • "Spotify's iOS app gets a more fluid, swipeable interface with new sidebar and 'Now Playing' bar" The Next Web 8:05 AM
  • "Adobe Brings the Power of Photoshop to Mobile Phones: Brand New App Adobe Photoshop Touch for Phone Optimized for iPhone and Android Devices" Business Wire 10:12 AM
  • "Adobe Photoshop Touch hits iOS and Android phones, not WP8" Crave @ CNET 8:25 AM
  • "DataMan Pro is back. And it's on 50% sale for a limited time." XVision 7:50 AM
  • "New iPhone apps worth downloading: Fleksy - Happy Typing and Audiobooks for Audible updates, Yet Another Zombie Defense" Appolicious 7:50 AM
  • "Water Habit Helps Easily Increase Daily Water Intake and Boost Health" prMac 9:26 AM
  • "Your Ultimate Free Guide To The Cayman Islands Is SpotCayman" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp - Interactive Book for iPad" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "Bit of Exercise - Free Lite Version Now Available" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Meeting Box ReDesigned: All-in-One iPhone App for Business and School" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Write for iPhone - The Most Beautiful Markdown Text Editor and Notes App" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Staying Alive - 3D Experience Helps Save Lives" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "ShowScoop Mobile App for Tour Reviews - Never go to a bad concert again" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Perfect English e-mails and job applications in a few clicks" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "New Sing-Along App From Little Bahalia Teaches Kids Animal Group Names" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Let Your Album Cover Shine with Cover Lights and Your Philips Hue Bulbs" prMac 7:49 AM
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Computer Industry
  • "HP shareholder revolt targets two directors, auditor over Autonomy purchase: Investment group seeks removal of two long-standing directors and the independent auditor" IDG News Service 10:36 AM
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  • "HP: We are shifting resources from PCs to tablets" ZDNet 2:00 PM
  • "H-P's Whitman changes stand, supports gay marriage" MarketWatch 2:19 PM
  • "Reconsidering the Break Up of Microsoft: The company has its fingers in far too many pies, but there's a solution that goes beyond a break up—one that benefits everyone, from customers to investors to employees in Redmond." PC Magazine 11:55 AM
  • "Microsoft joins Open Data Center Alliance: User-led alliance, with more than 300 members, promotes cloud, data center standards" IDG News Service 10:37 AM
  • "Microsoft joins Open Data Center Alliance to promote cloud standards, interoperability" ZDNet 1:59 PM
  • "Microsoft, Google Eye Emerging Mobile Markets as Firefox Looms" Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft releases major update for Office 365 for businesses" Seattle Times 12:16 PM
  • "Microsoft aims Office 365 updates at business users" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 365 Open Lets VARs Control Billing, Revenue" CRN 10:32 AM
  • "Office 365 for businesses gets upgraded, new bundles added" IDG News Service 10:35 AM
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  • "Decoded: Microsoft's puzzling Office 365 roll-out" PCWorld 12:02 PM
  • "Firefox OS adds to pressure on Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 OS: Newcomers like Firefox OS, and big competitors like Android, iPhone push Microsoft to refine Windows Phone marketing plan" Computerworld 10:35 AM
  • "Microsoft: Windows Phone 8 Will Be Upgradeable" PC Magazine 11:59 AM
  • "$15 Windows 8 upgrade ends Feb. 28: New PC buyers have just two days to apply for discount and download upgrade" Computerworld 10:35 AM
  • "IBM Systems And Technology Group Puts Call Out To Partners" CRN 10:33 AM
  • "Dell teams with VMware on pre-configured virtual desktop pool" ZDNet 1:59 PM
  • "Intel takes on ARM in low-cost Android tablet market" IDG News Service 10:36 AM
  • "Intel releases Hadoop software tuned for its own chips: Hadoop optimised to run on Xeon processors" Techworld 1:39 PM
  • "Intel sees Hadoop opportunity for APAC govt, telcos" ZDNet 2:01 PM
  • "Immigration Reform: Find The Middle Ground/A 'virtual march' on Washington aims to bring more highly skilled technical workers into the U.S. It's time for a constructive debate rather than more vitriol." InformationWeek 11:23 AM
  • "Hackers could use 'The Internet of Things' to turn everyday devices into paths of attack" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Networking creates devices buzz at mobile fair" Reuters 10:13 AM
  • "The Best Tablets of MWC 2013: Mobile World Congress may be mostly about phones, but tablets managed to snag a slice of the show spotlight too. Take a look at the top tablets we saw in Barcelona this week." PC Magazine 11:58 AM
  • "The giant smartphones of Mobile World Congress 2013" [Slideshow] TechHive 12:00 PM
  • "10 Notable Phones and Tablets from Mobile World Congress 2013: The phones get bigger and the tablets get smaller at the world's premiere trade show for all things mobile. Here are the highlights" Techland 1:49 PM
  • "Stanford Researchers Build Complex Circuits Made of Carbon Nanotubes: A simple sensor circuit made of hard-to-handle but promising carbon nanotubes is a first step in making the materials practical for computing." Technology Review 1:37 PM
  • "What is a PC now? Changes in mobile technology and touchscreens are scrambling the old definition of the personal computer." Fortune 11:21 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "AirDock: Activate Siri with the power of air pressure/How would you like to squeeze Siri to turn her on? The AirDock on Kickstarter uses a rubber bulb and a tube to activate Siri while you drive." CNET News 4:45 PM
  • "Apple Stock Rumors: Stop the Madness" Zacks 2:06 PM
  • "Apple Shareholder Meeting 2013 Live" Reuters 11:41 AM
  • "Live Blog: Apple Shareholder Meeting" CNBC 10:23 AM
  • "Doug Kass shows how easy it is to manipulate Apple stock" Network World 11:11 AM
  • "Apple: Mr. Cook, Can We Please Have Some More Cash?" Seeking Alpha 1:53 PM
  • "Apple is billionaire David Shaw's top stock pick" MarketWatch 11:39 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook still thinks David Einhorn is silly" Quartz 4:33 PM
  • "Forget Einhorn, Apple Needs To Lay Out Its Plan For Growth Markets" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "Apple May Be Deadweight Now, But Just Wait Until The Next Great Innovation Is Released" Seeking Alpha 2:17 PM
  • "About that Apple stock split rumor: A day in the Twitter life of hedge fund manager Doug Kass" Fortune 8:24 AM
  • "After Doug Kass Tweeted Apple Might Do A Stock Split, He Started Selling His Shares" Business Insider 9:20 AM
  • "Apple investors hope for dividend boost at Wednesday's annual meeting in Cupertino" Financial Times 10:59 AM
  • "Investors to Target Cash at AAPL Shareholder Meeting" The Mac Observer 9:13 AM
  • "Apple: What a Difference a Year Makes" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:51 AM
  • "Einhorn and Tepper's Top Holding Apple Near Year Low and Less Than Their Purchase Price" Forbes 9:19 AM
  • "Jefferies' Peter Misek: Apple could face a rough two years" Fortune 11:00 AM
  • "'Apple Is Potentially Facing A Very Rough Two-Year Period,' Says Jefferies" Business Insider 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Analyst Predicts CAPEX Doubling and 4 Investor-Focused Insights Making Rounds" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 11:01 AM
  • "Pursche: Apple $800? What Was I Thinking?" TheStreet 9:52 AM
  • "Apple: Here's Why Holders Should Be Rooting For Buybacks" Forbes 8:12 AM
  • "Apple: Why Not All Stock Splits Are Created Equal" Seeking Alpha 8:08 AM
  • "Why Apple's P/E Multiple Is An Anomaly" Seeking Alpha 10:07 AM
Industry News
  • "Groupon's Loss Widens; Stock Dives" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:09 PM
  • "LinkedIn: The Ugly Duckling of Social Media" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:10 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Priceline, Groupon stand out among tech gains" MarketWatch 4:40 PM
  • "U.S. stocks surge in best day since Jan. 2/RW Baird analyst: Sequestration won't be 'Armageddon' for economy" MarketWatch 4:41 PM
  • "Dow Average Rises to Five-Year High Amid Housing Report" Bloomberg 4:41 PM
  • "Dow Hits Five-Year High on Bernanke Comments, Data" TheStreet 4:42 PM
  • "Dow rallies to new 5-year high" CNNMoney 4:42 PM
  • "Markets Soar as Euro Worries Ease" FOXBusiness 2:10 PM
  • "Two Days From Sequester, Stocks Are Calm" CNBC 9:48 AM
  • "Dow Soars to Five-Year High: Stocks soared to a five-year high, putting the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the cusp of its record close, as a solid Italian bond auction and central-bank reassurances offset worries about Europe's debt crisis." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:43 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly advance on U.S. cues" MarketWatch 9:34 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks jump after upbeat U.S. housing data" MarketWatch 2:11 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:18 PM
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