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Friday 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".

Today's MacUpdate Promo offers its MacUpdate Desktop for $20.00. "MacUpdate Desktop brings seamless 1-click app installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on with a single click, including thousands of titles not available in the Mac App Store."

  • "The secrets Apple keeps: Undercover meetings! Stealth product developments! The world's most successful company is obsessed with privacy. In his new book, Fortune senior editor-at-large Adam Lashinsky finds out what it's really like to work at Apple and how its secretive behavior pays off."  Fortune 7:49 AM
  • "Shedding Light on Apple's Supply Chain: Apple's big reveal last week had nothing to do with its latest products. Instead, it told the world who most of its suppliers are. It also announced its membership in the Fair Labor Association. This week it will have more news to spread: the company's planned a big announcement in New York Thursday, and it's indicated it will relate to education."  MacNewsWorld 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Said to Plan Digital-Textbook Push to Bolster IPad Use in Schools" Bloomberg 8:56 AM
  • "Apple's Textbook Push Spotlights Executive/As Apple Inc. prepares to unveil a new digital-textbook service on Thursday, the spotlight is falling on its vice president who is leading core aspects of the new service: Roger Rosner." [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Apple's 'Bliss' e-textbook project inspired by Al Gore's 'Our Choice'" AppleInsider 2:33 PM
  • "Apple Macs Land on More Corporate Desks: Inside General Electric, Employees Can Now Choose Apple Over Windows PCs; One Hitch—Most Don't Know They Can" [Paid Membership Required] 8:22 AM
  • "A 'Conservative' Estimate: Apple Will Sell 48 Million iPads in Calendar 2012" AllThingsD 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Shareholders Urged to Vote for Conflict of Interest Shareholder Proposal to Determine if Al Gore Violated Apple's Business Conduct Policy: Shareholders Have a Right to Know if Gore's Personal Financial Interests are Conflicting with His Board Responsibilities, says National Center for Public Policy Research"  The National Center for Public Policy Research 10:19 AM
  • "'CalPERS' Pressures Apple on Director Elections: A California pension fund is putting pressure on Apple to institute a widely used rule that directors face majority votes in uncontested elections. Neal Lipschutz makes a stop on Mean Street to explain the rationale." [Video Report] MarketWatch 2:36 PM
  • "Mac platform faced 58 malware threats from Q2 to Q4 2011 - report" AppleInsider 11:05 PM
  • "Strategies for Switching from Word to Pages" TidBITS 8:23 AM
  • "Apple releases OS X Lion 10.7.3 build 11D46 to developers" 9 to 5 Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Seeds OS X 10.7.3 Build 11D46 to Developers" MacRumors 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Releases Another Build Of OSX 10.7.3 For Developer Testing" AppleBitch 8:49 AM
  • "Apple seeds new Mac OS X 10.7.3 Build 11D46 to developers" AppleInsider 8:01 PM
  • "Adding artwork corrupts some Lossless iTunes files" MacFixIt 2:34 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Sharing jobs may stop responding" Apple Support 2:11 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X: May stop responding at 'Restoring the window layout' or open to a gray window" Apple Support 7:43 AM
  • "Lion Server: Installing profiles that require user interaction" Apple Support 7:43 AM
  • "Yoink 2.0 Brings Smarter Drag & Drop To Lion" MacStories 2:34 PM
  • "Ingestamatic review: Images retain metadata and can be backed up or have location tags added" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "Finally: A Free Mac App For All Your Meme-Making Needs [Review] Cult of Mac 4:25 PM
  • "6 Cheap Mac Apps You Don't Need, Don't Want, And Won't Use (but will try anyway)" Mac 360 8:31 AM
  • "The Calculating Mac App You Will Love To Use But Don't Know About" Mac 360 8:31 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Look Up A Dictionary Meaning In The Terminal Application" MacTrast 7:59 AM
  • "See Only Files Created Today Or Yesterday [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:08 AM
  • "10.7: Adjusting display brightness with multiple displays" Mac OS X Hints 9:43 AM
  • "Seven months later, Final Cut Pro X is still driving Video pros away" The Verge 2:34 PM
  • "Perens: Linux could learn from Apple" ZDNet UK 2:20 PM
  • "Word 2011: Split bar in background window" Betalogue 2:17 PM
Press Releases
  • "Yanobox Moods - Next Generation Color Correction For Final Cut Pro X" Yanobox 3:31 PM
  • "Flip4Mac WMV Player adds progress indicator" FairerPlatform 2:19 PM
  • "Discover the new formZ 7" Architosh 11:19 AM
  • "ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2012 released" Architosh 11:19 AM
  • "fScanX Update for Mac OS X - Software for Hi-Speed Fujitsu Scanners" prMac 2:33 PM
  • "Stellar Drive ToolBox 2.0 - Personal Genie for Your Mac" prMac 10:43 AM
  • "Eternal Storms releases Yoink 2.0, a drag'n'drop helper for OS X Lion" prMac 10:43 AM
  • "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 coming to the Mac on February 16th" AppleTell 8:26 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "More US Consumers Choosing Smartphones as Apple Closes the Gap on Android: According to the latest research from Nielsen, the high-profile launch of Apple's iPhone 4S in the Fall had an enormous impact on the proportion of smartphone owners who chose an Apple iPhone. Among recent acquirers, meaning those who said they got a new device within the past three months, 44.5 percent of those surveyed in December said they chose an iPhone, compared to just 25.1 percent in October. Furthermore, 57 percent of new iPhone owners surveyed in December said they got an iPhone 4S." Nielsen 8:00 AM
  • "It's no fluke – iPhone closes the gap on Android in U.S." GigaOM 8:02 AM
  • "Nielsen: Apple chasing Android in the U.S. as iPhone 4S had 'enormous impact' on recent acquirers in December" 9 to 5 Mac 8:10 AM
  • "iPhone 4S helps iOS close the gap on Android" CNET News 8:38 AM
  • "Apple's 'enormous' iPhone 4S launch closes gap with Android in U.S, says Report" The Next Web 8:23 AM
  • "Impact of the iPhone 4S launch was 'enormous,' says Nielsen" Fortune 8:25 AM
  • "iPad As Work Tool: 91 Percent Of Professional Users Say 'Yes,' But Can It Replace Laptops? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 2:04 PM
  • "Enterprise Mobility: Apple 2012: 10 Major Challenges to the Company's Product Strategy" [Slideshow] eWeek 2:11 PM
  • "AT&T introducing new data plans for phones and tablets Sunday, January 22nd" 9 to 5 Mac 4:24 PM
  • "AT&T hikes data prices for smartphones" CNET News 4:28 PM
  • "Buyer Beware: Check that new iPad 2 in store before you leave!" Canadian Reviewer 8:08 AM
  • "Pro Tip: Do Not Buy An iPad Made Of Clay" TechCrunch 10:42 AM
  • "Broker Contacted By Apple Real Estate Scouts" ifoAppleStore 8:04 AM
  • "NYC might be getting its 7th Apple Store" Macgasm 8:59 AM
  • "Apple to Open Retail Store in Cool Springs, Tennessee" The Mac Observer 6:18 PM
  • "Apple Recycling Programme Extended to UK, France, Germany" Tom's Hardware 8:00 PM
  • "Teen with iPhone app helps cops nab burglary suspect" USA Today 8:24 AM
  • "Magician Simon Pierro shows off some of the more incredible features of iOS 5" Edible Apple 2:18 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Rescue Dog Deploys Robot Snake by Barking: Scientists develop a clever new way to help disaster victims by pairing a dog with a camera-equipped robot that moves like a snake." Techland 12:06 PM
  • "Amazon Web Services Launches DynamoDB, a New NoSQL Database Service" eWeek 10:45 AM
  • "802.11ac to become mainstream WLAN standard in 2013-2014, says Broadcom vice president" DigiTimes 10:42 AM
  • "Secunia sets six-month deadline for vulnerability disclosures" IDG News Service 10:38 AM
  • "Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee slams SOPA and PIPA legislation" V3 12:08 PM
  • "Neuromancer author slams SOPA" TG Daily 12:00 PM
  • "Mozilla, Firefox join anti-SOPA strike" Computerworld 10:38 AM
  • "Dark day for Wikipedia, other sites" CNNMoney 10:36 AM
  • "Google, Mozilla, Wikipedia Fight SOPA Piracy Bill" InformationWeek 10:57 AM
  • "Websites flexing muscle in push against online piracy bills: The temporary shutdown by thousands of Internet sites is the latest salvo fired in a battle against Hollywood's efforts that has Washington lawmakers caught in the middle." Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 11:52 AM
  • "Techies Plan to Take Protest Against Online Antipiracy Bills to the Streets" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:15 AM
  • "Scientist's $40 microwave zaps better heat-to-power chips" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Google Maps Getting Gamified on Google+ Next Month" PC Magazine 11:15 AM
  • "Google Protests SOPA, PIPA by Censoring Homepage" eWeek 10:45 AM
  • "Wal-mart offers Nokia Lumia 710 free with pact" MarketWatch 9:54 AM
  • "ASML beats forecasts with record profits" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:48 AM
  • "TSMC Sales, Margin Forecasts Exceed Estimates on Mobile Demand" Bloomberg 10:32 AM
  • "Jerry Yang Makes $26 Million From Quitting" WSJ Blogs 10:06 AM
  • "Founder Severs Ties to Yahoo" [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Jerry Goes Out With a Yang at Yahoo" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Kenny Wayne Shepherd: guitarist talks talks music, iPad, tour at NAMM" Beatweek Magazine 4:31 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM ET: The pre-show show of shows" TUAW 2:29 PM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 120" 148Apps 8:28 AM
  • "iPad Is The Least Problematic Tablet Says FixYa, The Tech Q&A Site"  TechCrunch 3:32 PM
  • "Mac sales growing faster for Apple in China than US: Apple's growth story in China now extends beyond the iPhone and iPad, with Mac sales there also continuing to outpace the U.S. in terms of year over year growth, according to a new Report." AppleInsider 4:25 PM
  • "The first 5-million Mac quarter? 33 of 46 analysts expect Apple to meet or beat that mark in its quarterly Report next week" Fortune 2:18 PM
  • "'Conservative' estimate predicts 48 million iPad sales in 2012" GigaOM 9:17 AM
  • "Apple's Macs Are Growing, Everyone Else Is Tanking" Business Insider 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's iOS cited as the most popular mobile OS for enterprise" ZDNet 8:23 AM
  • "iPad 3 media event rumored for early February" ZDNet 2:20 PM
  • "Apple granted 22 new patents, including one for 'smart' clothing" BGR 7:58 PM
  • "Apple wants to own your very sole: Patented location-garb, shoes points out nearest bogs" The Register 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Wants to Turn Your Clothing Into a Total Body Monitor" Gizmodo 8:05 AM
  • "iPod Touch Gets Siri From iPhone 4S Backup" iDownload Blog 8:25 AM
  • "Apple trades in your gadgets in Reuse and Recycling scheme" Crave @ CNET 8:25 AM
  • "Kids Who Read Digitally Comprehend As Well As Those Who Read" MacNews 8:49 AM
  • "When new apps and old iOS devices don't mix" Macworld 7:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Word Boom For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:40 AM
  • "Birdy Nam Nam HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:40 AM
  • "Quick Snap (Fastest Camera In App Store) For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:40 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 16 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:09 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "2011 Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -New 27 Inch Models -Up To $340 Off List Price" MacReviewZone 8:27 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $151 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 8:27 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Up to $124 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 8:26 AM
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... Up to $20 Off Current Models -The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:27 AM

  • "DiskStation DS2411+ review: 12-bay NAS server offers SMEs power and scalability in a compact package" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "LaCie d2 Quadra USB 3.0 offers impressive speed" Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "Withings Blood Pressure Monitor Review" Mac|Life 2:18 PM
  • "Hands-on with ION Audio's Guitar Apprentice and new iCade models" TUAW 10:20 AM
  • "Architect Stylus builds something great" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "This IPad 2 Accessory Is Cushi, If A Bit Too Funky Looking" MacNews 8:51 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Ness, The Restaurant Discovery App, Adds Crucial Mapping Feature" TechCrunch 8:01 PM
  • "Hands-on with OnLive Desktop: A Windows 7 Cloud Desktop on Your iPad" LAPTOP Magazine 2:32 PM
  • "Stonehenge Experience App Takes You On A Pocket Sized Guided Tour [Review] Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
  • "DataVault Password Manager Review: Password manager handles the job well enough" Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "Ask the Cheesemonger iPhone app provides an overpriced cheese education" Appolicious 2:34 PM
  • "Create Hollywood Special Effects on your iPhone with Action Movie FX" Best App Site 10:47 AM
  • "Top Chef University Review" Mac|Life 4:25 PM
  • "FoodSwitch app helps healthier choices while doing the groceryshopping" iTWire 8:31 AM
  • "'Cytus' Review – Beauty In Simplicity" Touch Arcade 10:20 AM
  • "'Caylus' Review - Play Tom Builder, But Prepare to Play Alone" Touch Arcade 8:23 AM
  • "GroupShot Review: Taking family pictures can be a terrible experience. For some reason someone always forgets to smile or blinks in every picture. GroupShot makes it easy to edit the best elements from a group of pictures together to create that perfect shot." 148Apps 2:16 PM
  • "RunKeeper Review" 148Apps 10:19 AM
  • "Sketch Up Review: Here's a geometry puzzle game that involves combining shapes together to create more complex shapes. Working quickly and strategically is key to completing each level." 148Apps 8:23 AM
  • "BlinkMaster Review: Say what you see in this visual clue based trivia game." 148Apps 9:08 AM
  • "Numberlys Review: Moonbots Studios' second digibook blurs the line between book, app and movie." 148Apps 2:17 PM
  • "Bit-1 Review: Classic platforming, and responsive controls make this title a great one." 148Apps 2:17 PM
  • "Will Verizon unlock my iPhone 4S?" CNET News 2:32 PM
  • "Keen On.... Adam Lashinsky: How Apple Really Works (TCTV)" TechCrunch 2:21 PM
  • "iPhone 4S Owners Hoping to Eventually Unlock Should NOT Update to iOS 5.0.1" iClarified 10:44 AM
  • "Can Anyone Beat Apple at Its Own Game?" PCWorld 11:06 PM
  • "Last year Apple commissioned 229 audits to assess its troublesome operations in China" The Next Web 11:06 PM
  • "Apple iPad 3: 10 Reasons You Shouldn't Buy It at Launch" eWeek 11:05 PM
  • "Five Hopes for Apple's Rumored E-Publishing Software" Macworld 8:03 PM
  • "Will T-Mobile Finally Get the iPhone?" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 8:02 PM
  • "Don't be fooled: iPhone 4S, iPad 2 jailbreak STILL NOT AVAILABLE" iTWire 8:02 PM
  • "Will Verizon unlock my iPhone 4S?" CNET News 7:47 PM
  • "A Comparison of US iPhone Data Plans" MacRumors 7:59 PM
  • "AT&T Introduces New Data Plans, Throttles Legacy Users" The Mac Observer 6:18 PM
  • "AT&T Raises Data Plan Prices for New Customers" TidBITS 6:17 PM
  • "The iPhone's comeback and the power of carrier distribution"  SplatF 3:12 PM
  • "The Case of the Missing iPad 2s" PadGadget 2:34 PM
  • "Does Apple owe anything to customers whose goods are stolen?" GigaOM 2:26 PM
  • "In Attempting to Preempt it, Competitors are Creating the Ideal Market for an Apple Television" the technology geek 4:21 PM
  • "Editorial: How Steve Jobs May Have Snookered the TV Industry" The Mac Observer 2:19 PM
  • "'At Apple Everything Is A Secret'" TechCrunch 2:21 PM
  • "Apple's secrecy: It's baked into the walls" CNET News 2:19 PM
  • "iPad invades the enterprise" BetaNews 2:18 PM
  • "It's not because of iPhone 4S: That's again my reaction to startling US mobile numbers that Nielsen released today. Like comScore, Nielsen shows dramatic: and I mean absolutely stunning: changes in Android and iPhone adoption since the 4S shipped." BetaNews 2:17 PM
  • "Analysis: CES 2012 and the invisible 800 pound Gorilla" Bare Feats 2:03 PM
  • "Should I buy an iPad?" iMore 10:20 AM
  • "iPhone 4S Puts Apple Neck-and-Neck With Android" PC Magazine 10:18 AM
  • "Maybe Apple Can Fix Television; Someone Has To" Tech.pinions 9:52 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Fun with headlines" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:43 AM
  • "Intel should fear the iPad's hold on the PC market? Not so fast..." The Next Web 9:16 AM
  • "The Reason Why Android Smartphones Are Bigger Than The iPhone" Redmond Pie 8:42 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple and the app future changes everything" Computerworld 8:27 AM
  • "Will Apple Stick to the Steve Jobs Plan for Textbooks?" Mashable 3:32 PM
  • "Regarding the Scope of Apple's Education Initiative" Daring Fireball 3:32 PM
  • "How Apple Plans to Revolutionize the Classroom" iDownload Blog 2:32 PM
  • "Can Apple's Garage Band For Textbooks Boost Earnings?" Seeking Alpha 2:31 PM
  • "Joshi: Education Evolution or Revolution?" CNBC 2:31 PM
  • "Apple rumored to announce 'GarageBand for e-books', e-textbooks for iPad at event tomorrow" TeleRead 8:55 AM
  • "Modernisation of Teaching Delivery: Apple's Ebook Event" eXtensions 8:34 AM
  • "What to expect at Apple's education event Thursday" CNET News 8:25 AM
  • "Apple event preview: Tools to bolster in-school iPad use" GigaOM 8:25 AM
  • "It's an Apple-Google-Microsoft World — CES Just Lives In It" Techland 8:24 AM
  • "Apple aims to update, not upend, the textbook industry" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "Book Reveals New Details on Eddy Cue's Role at Apple" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
  • "What About the Samsung RIM Takeover Buzz?" CFOworld 3:24 PM
  • "Saying Good-bye to Inkjet Printers" Low End Mac 2:31 PM
  • "Wi-Fi has become 'must-have' feature on entertainment devices" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "BlackBerry Bold 9790 review" V3 12:08 PM
  • "Music to die for: More fatalities among headphone wearers" New York Post 11:13 AM
  • "The Robots of CES: Meet a cycling android, a remote-controlled orb, and other robotic curiosities from last week's Consumer Electronics Show." [Slideshow] Technology Review 11:59 AM
  • "CES 2012 in a nutshell: Ultrabooks and mobile devices play big roles in annual Consumer Electronics Show" Network World 11:35 AM
  • "Why CES 2012 should have been called the Cloud Electronics Show" InfoWorld 10:59 AM
  • "Earn more: Today's top IT certs/The right certifications and training not only help you be more effective, they can net you a bigger paycheck" InfoWorld 10:59 AM
  • "Internet blackout! Why did Wikipedia go dark? Because the Stop Online Piracy Act goes way too far" Salon 11:44 AM
  • "How to use Google or Google Chrome to view Wikipedia articles during the SOPA blackout" ZDNet 12:20 PM
  • "Solid-State Disk Storage Costs to Fall in 2012: Nexsan" eWeek 10:45 AM
  • "Trash or save? Dealing with your outdated Web pages" CNN 10:36 AM
  • "Paint It Black: 7 Ways You Can Protest SOPA and PIPA" Techland 12:06 PM
  • "Please censor the Web America, the rest of us can't wait" TechCrunch 11:58 AM
  • "Top 5 Objections to SOPA, PIPA" PC Magazine 11:16 AM
  • "SOPA and PIPA: The pros and cons/Here are the facts about Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), the controversial legislation that has been making headlines" PCWorld 10:59 AM
  • "SOPA, Meet The Player Piano Copyright Threat" Forbes 10:52 AM
  • "No, President Obama Did Not Kill SOPA" Forbes 10:50 AM
  • "Samples of SOPA blackout sites" [Slideshow] Computerworld 10:38 AM
  • "Cellphone makers can expect poor reception in 2012" Reuters 10:17 AM
  • "Guard Against Cyber-Attacks In 2012" [Video Report] TheStreet 10:04 AM
  • "The Android sloppy interface: When guidelines are not enough" ZDNet 12:21 PM
  • "Why Google's new search might be illegal" CNNMoney 9:34 AM
  • "Why 'post-PC' is a far bigger threat to Microsoft than Mac or Linux ever was" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "What goes on when the 'Net goes dark?" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 8:27 AM
  • "Apple woos Amish with 'Apple Store in a Barn'" Scoopertino 7:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Wolfram unveils interactive education portal on eve of Apple NYC event" AppleInsider 11:06 PM
  • "Behringer outs three iPad-housing USB mixers" Engadget 11:05 PM
  • "Whited00r Looks Like iOS5 But Runs on Apple Legacy Hardware" Gizmodo 8:01 PM
  • "Sherman and Hemstreet commercial real estate firm releases iPhone, iPad app" The Augusta Chronicle 7:59 PM
  • "AmpKit LiNK HD guitar interface for iPhone, iPad and Mac" The Loop 5:17 PM
  • "iConvert turns your iPad into a sheet-fed scanner" CNET Reviews 4:28 PM
  • "iRig Maker Expands iPad Music Making Accessories" PadGadget 3:33 PM
  • "Cloud-based iPresent tool shows presentations on iPad" V3 2:20 PM
  • "Padintosh turns iPad 2 into classic Mac" CNET News 2:18 PM
  • "Too little, too late: Google launches Orkut for iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 2:17 PM
  • "AppBlaster is a fun and cheap gun accessory for iOS with augmented reality" The Next Web 10:45 AM
  • "iConvert Scanner Dock Lets Your iPad Wrangle Receipts" Gizmodo 9:42 AM
  • "Tic Tac® mints Launches New Campaign Challenging Millennials to Shake Things Up" PRNewswire 8:52 AM
  • "IDrive® Announces Universal Online Backup for an Unlimited Number of PCs, Macs, Smartphones and Tablets on One Plan" PRNewswire 8:52 AM
  • "TurboTax brings new iPhone, iPad offerings for tax season" Appolicious 8:42 AM
  • "MyFlare for iPhone and Android -- The App That Redefines Personal Safety and Emergency Response" PRWeb 9:17 AM
  • "Noyo Debuts 'Picture Perfect Spanish Learning' App for the iPad" PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "ASTRALCOM Develops iPhone and Android App For Homebuilder Client" PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "DigitalMR Web Listening Report on Tablet PCs -- Apple iPad Accounts for Nearly Half of Negative Customer Comments Online with 46% Share" PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "Visual Steps Publishes the All-new iPad for Seniors - Comprehensive Information On How To Get The Most Out of the iPad 1 or iPad 2 with this Easy-to-Use Book" PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "Free iPad® Application for Schools from Brainchild: Content available for grades 1-8 for math, language arts, and science." PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "AntiCrop for iOS – First Photo Uncropping App in Existence" PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "Fantasy Defense: Deeper Discount Makes Top Game a Freebie" PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "Alpari Launches iPhone and iPad Applications for Pro Accounts on Alpari JForex and Alpari Direct" PRWeb 8:40 AM
  • "MakeMusic, Inc. Unveils iPad Music Viewer" Business Wire 10:44 AM
  • "IEEE Standards Power & Energy Dictionary Application Available On iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad®" Business Wire 8:39 AM
  • "Snapkeys: New App Showcases Invisible Keyboard Technology" Business Wire 8:39 AM
  • "David Ellefson and POCKETLABWORKS Bring the ROCK SHOP to iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch With iRiffPort" Business Wire 8:39 AM
  • "Tower Defense with Defense Zone 1.1: More than War Strategy for iOS" Defense Zone 8:35 AM
  • "Blackmagic adds Thunderbolt interface to Video product lineup" iTWire 8:31 AM
  • "PCI-Express SSD Compatible with Mac Pro" HardMac 8:09 AM
  • "AntiCrop for iOS - First Photo Uncropping App in Existence" PRWeb 7:59 AM
  • "New iPhone App Aids Janitorial Companies To Go Green Doing Inspections" prMac 4:24 PM
  • "Middle School Writing 1.0 Takes Writing Preparation Skills to New Levels" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "How to Get to App Store's What's Hot list for Lifestyle in one month" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Charades 1.0 for iOS - Game Center Enabled Version of Classic Party Game" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Half Breed 1.0 released for iOS and Android - New Action Game" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "AntiCrop for iOS - First Photo Uncropping App in Existence" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Spy Pirates for iPhone and iPad, Sneaky New Game, Lots of Fun, Adventure" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Sculpt My Pregnancy for iPhone and iPad - Safe Uniquely Tailored Fitness" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Kalenday introduces first calendar app for iOS where times are optional" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "The Ultimate iPhone/iPad App For Justin Bieber Fans" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Joe Monkey Escapes - Can be found in App Store" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "MEA Mobile Launches Engineering Apps Suite for iPad" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Old Masters in 3D for iPhone and iPad - An interactive 3D Book" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Zipbuds Launches Its First-Ever Headphones & Enhanced Earbuds Lines @CES" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Blast into Jewish coloring book fun with Davka Coloring Blast" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Amazing Mind-Reading Card Tricks goes Free and HD" prMac 7:54 AM
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  • "Harlem Travel Guide 1.0 for iOS - In the Top 3 of 325 Interactive Guides" prMac 7:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Alcatel-Lucent settle long-running patent fight" CNET News 7:47 PM
  • "Microsoft opposes SOPA 'as currently drafted'" ZDNet 12:21 PM
  • "Windows 8 Tablets Overpriced Thanks To Intel? Report suggests that Windows 8 tablets with Intel chips could cost significantly more than Android-based devices. This could push tablet makers to favor Intel rival ARM." InformationWeek 12:42 PM
  • "Windows on ARM: Not for the end-user" ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Windows 8 tablet requirements - The good, the bad and the ugly" ZDNet 12:20 PM
  • "Microsoft lays out Window 8 tablet hardware requirements" CNET News 10:13 AM
  • "Windows 8 hardware rules 'derail user-friendly Linux': Installing OS will be a pain for newbies, says Red Hat bloke" The Register 12:05 PM
  • "Peeking up the skirt of Microsoft's hardy ReFS: Getting under the skin of Windows 8's new server filesystem" Channel Register 12:03 PM
  • "Microsoft kills System Center single-module licence" ZDNet UK 12:25 PM
  • "Earnings Preview: IBM" Zacks 9:59 AM
  • "IBM Lotusphere: Tim Berners-Lee keynote" V3 12:09 PM
  • "IBM readies answer to Google Docs and Office 365" ZDNet UK 12:25 PM
  • "Oracle moves to speed up Java lawsuit as it zeros in on Android injunction" V3 12:08 PM
  • "Oracle squashes 78 software bugs in latest patch" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Oracle Figures 700,000 Android Activations a Day Are Worth $3.65 Billion a Year to Google" AllThingsD 4:25 PM
  • "U.S. charges 7 in $62 million Dell insider-trading case" Reuters 7:49 PM
  • "Dell announces fast compact Alienware X51" ZDNet UK 12:23 PM
  • "Earnings Preview: Intel to report 4Q results/Intel to report 4Q results Thursday, on heels of announcing first chip to go into smartphone" Associated Press 12:36 PM
  • "Overclockers, Intel has your back" CNET News 7:46 PM
  • "Cisco Exit: Global Marketing Director Takes CMO Post At Virtustream" CRN 10:36 AM
  • "Senator co-sponsor of PIPA officially abandons bill. Why?" ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Two SOPA Co-Sponsors Drop Support for Bill" PCWorld 11:30 AM
  • "Web Protests Piracy Bills, and 4 Senators Change Course" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:35 PM
  • "In Face Of Protests, Congressmen Begin To Abandon SOPA Ship" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "Backers of SOPA and PIPA Hopeful Revised Bills Can Move" CIO 11:34 AM
  • "SOPA hearing to resume even in the face of opposition: Chief sponsor Lamar Smith says he'll push forward with the controversial copyright enforcement legislation in February" IDG News Service 11:00 AM
  • "House to take up anti-piracy bill in February: The legislation faces criticism from many, including White House cyber-security czar" Reuters 11:09 AM
  • "Silicon Valley flexing muscle in push against Web piracy bills" Los Angeles Times 10:31 AM
  • "Cloud activity to explode in 2012: Key areas include asset management, security monitoring, cloud service brokering and service stacks" Network World 11:34 AM
  • "The Open Group releases SOA and cloud computing standards, updates OSIMM" ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "IPv6 big switch-on set for 6 June" V3 12:09 PM
  • "U.S. Loses High-Tech Jobs as R&D Shifts Toward Asia" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "U.S. Losing Competitive Edge in Technology, Science: National Science Board" eWeek 10:45 AM
  • "CIO IT budgets flat in 2012 say Gartner but..." ZDNet 12:21 PM
  • "The top 10 tech priorities of CIOs: Annual Gartner survey shows IT budgets are flat globally, declining in North America" Computerworld 10:38 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "On the Cusp of $400B Market Cap, Apple Hits Fresh All-time High" FOXBusiness 10:56 AM
  • "Apple Milestone: $400B Market Cap – Sign of Top?" CNBC 7:59 PM
  • "'Fast Money' Recap: Apple Too Big?" TheStreet 8:02 PM
  • "Apple sets a new intraday high" Fortune 9:17 AM
  • "Apple: RBC, Baird See Q1 Beat on iPhone Numbers" Barron's 10:06 AM
  • "Apple: RBC Pounds The Table, Ups Target To $525" Forbes 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Q1 Earnings Preview: Strong iPhone Sales, But iPad Sales Could Be Weak" Seeking Alpha 8:22 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks rise, with techs outperforming" MarketWatch 7:40 PM
  • "Chip stocks, Yahoo lead tech gains: Tech stocks rose Wednesday in a session highlighted by gains from semiconductor stocks and Yahoo Inc. after co-founder Jerry Yang resigned from the Internet company's board of directors." MarketWatch 4:28 PM
  • "U.S. stocks rise with builder sentiment: Goldman Sachs earnings less dreary than anticipated" MarketWatch 4:28 PM
  • "Wall Street Climbs on IMF Hopes, Goldman Earnings" FOXBusiness 11:46 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Gain as S&P 500 Index Posts Best Start Since 1987; Euro Rises" Bloomberg 7:39 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher on European Debt Funding, Goldman Earnings" TheStreet 4:29 PM
  • "Stocks boosted by Europe, Goldman" CNNMoney 4:29 PM
  • "Dow Finishes Up 96 Points: Stocks rose to multimonth highs and the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index finished above 1300 for the first time since July as home-builder sentiment hit its highest level since 2007." [Paid Membership Required] 4:29 PM
  • "Asian Stocks Advance as U.S., German Reports Beat Estimates" Bloomberg 12:15 PM
  • "Most European Stocks Advance as IMF Seeks Boost to Resources" Bloomberg 12:15 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Greek stocks pull Europe higher in choppy action/Latest effort to write down Greek debt helps boost regional equities" MarketWatch 11:47 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:41 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:35 PM
  • "10 Tech Stocks With Buy Ratings From Canaccord Genuity" Seeking Alpha 9:57 AM
  • "11 Semiconductor Stocks With Encouraging Inventory Trends" Seeking Alpha 9:58 AM

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