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Apple adds another ball to juggle, said to enter feature film business. With hardware updates lagging, OSes to finish, are there too many balls in the air, or is Apple able to juggle 'em all? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Apple's Friday surprise is a "multi-year partnership with Opra Winfrey" to "create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world"; WSJ cites sources claiming Apple will stay with less expensive LCD screens for future iPhones "as consumers balk at iPhone X price tag"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Gene Munster thinks Apple is about 5 years behind Netflix and further ahead with original content than we think; Bare Feats compares Direct X on Win 10 vs Metal 2 on macOS 10.13.5; Lory Gil reviews Airfoil for Mac; Jonny Evans ponders whether or not Apple has a hidden meaning behind naming the next macOS after a desert; GrayKey, a thorn in Apple's side, finds workaround to new security measures; Apple releases four (1, 2, 3, 4) advertisements called "Behind the Mac", some find the sudden focus on Macs "strange"; Apple "most awarded brand" at AICP Awards.

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Apple Press Releases
  • "Apple Special Event: January 19, 2012/Watch streaming Video from the special event." [Video Report] Apple Events 2:06 PM
  • "The textbook. Reinvented for iPad. With Video, audio, and interactivity, the textbook on iPad goes way beyond the printed page. iBooks Textbooks will capture students' imaginations and take learning to a whole new level. Learn more" [Video Report] Apple 10:18 AM
  • "iBooks Textbooks for iPad. There's nothing textbook about them. Introducing an entirely new kind of textbook that's dynamic, current, engrossing, and truly interactive. A textbook created by publishers using a new authoring tool from Apple. A textbook brought to life by iPad." Apple 10:18 AM
  • "iBooks Author. Create and publish amazing Multi-Touch books for iPad. Available free on the Mac App store, iBooks Author is an amazing new app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad. With galleries, Video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could." Apple 10:19 AM
  • "The all-new iTunes U. Everything you need to create and share complete courses — all in one place. If you're an educator at a university, college, or K-12 school, now you have an easy way to design and distribute complete courses featuring audio, Video, books, and other content. And students and lifelong learners can experience your courses for free through a powerful new app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch." Apple 10:19 AM
  • "Apple Unveils All-New iTunes U App for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch: Entire Courses from Top Universities Now Available in One App" Apple 10:11 AM
  • "Apple Reinvents Textbooks with iBooks 2 for iPad: New iBooks Author Lets Anyone Create Stunning iBooks Textbooks" Apple 10:11 AM
  • "Apple Unveils All-New iTunes U App for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch" Business Wire 10:02 AM
  • "Apple Reinvents Textbooks with iBooks 2 for iPad" Business Wire 10:01 AM
  • "McGraw-Hill to Deliver High School Curricula with Apple's iBooks Textbooks" PRNewswire 2:13 PM
  • "Pearson Releases New Wave of Interactive Textbooks for Apple's iPad: Innovative iBooks textbooks feature Pearson's respected learning content enhanced with Video, audio, assessment, interactive images and 3D" Business Wire 6:59 PM
Apple News
  • "Apple digital textbooks: Can Apple reinvent another industry? Apple digital textbooks promise to revolutionize education, just as the company revolutionized music. But is the model for Apple digital textbooks too costly to work?"  Christian Science Monitor 6:55 PM
  • "Apple Education: The Largest Moat Of All"  Seeking Alpha 8:05 AM
  • "Apple: School should center on the iPad" CNN 6:56 PM
  • "Why the iPad is an Investment in Your Child's Future"  Tech.pinions 10:33 AM
  • "Apple Targets Educators Via iBooks 2, iBooks Author, iTunes U App" PC Magazine 11:02 AM
  • "Apple's New iPad Play: Remake Textbook Market/iBooks textbooks offer interactive learning for $15 or less, but hardware costs could hamper Apple's success." InformationWeek 2:49 PM
  • "Engage: Apple's New Tools For Interactive Books on iPad" Wired 11:10 AM
  • "Apple Unveils App and Tools for Digital Textbooks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:50 PM
  • "Apple Announces iBooks 2, iBooks Author; Textbook Partnerships" Barron's 9:52 AM
  • "Apple rolls out digital textbook service iBooks 2" Reuters 9:52 AM
  • "Apple releases iBooks 2 with support for interactive textbooks" Macworld 10:08 AM
  • "Apple's e-textbook gambit just 'a 70% solution,' says analyst: iBooks 2, iBooks Author have 'enormous' potential, but it's very long term" Computerworld 2:00 PM
  • "Apple iBooks Author and textbook store a significant publishing step" Chicago Sun-Times 5:37 PM
  • "Apple: We want to reinvent the textbook" ZDNet 9:58 AM
  • "Viewpoint: Pearson on the rise of 'engaging' e-textbooks" BBC 1:56 PM
  • "Apple to help 'reinvent the curriculum' with new iTunes U" GigaOM 9:59 AM
  • "Apple partners with DK, Pearson, McGraw Hill and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for textbooks" The Next Web 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Reveals A Three Pronged Plan To 'Reinvent' Education" Business Insider 10:58 AM
  • "Apple: 20,000 Education iPad Apps Developed; 1.5 Million Devices In Use At Schools" TechCrunch 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Expected to Unveil Digital Textbook Service" [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Apple to bolster iPad's educational content" Bloomberg News 8:15 AM
  • "Textbook Makers: We're Not Afraid of Apple's Education Announcement" Yahoo! News 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Will Profit From Doing the Right Thing: For the first time, Apple will allow independent observers into its suppliers' factories around the world to monitor working conditions. Why now, and what does it mean for the company?" The Motley Fool 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Files Design Suit Against Samsung Smartphones in Germany" Bloomberg 1:58 PM
  • "Apple-Motorola Patents in Dispute Limited by Judge, Says Trial Needed on 5" Bloomberg 8:35 PM
  • "China's challenge to the iPad raises a red flag" Reuters 8:15 AM
  • "Apple unveils iBooks Author, a Mac app for easy interactive e-book authoring" GigaOM 9:36 AM
  • "iTunes 10.5.3 adds iBooks syncing to your iPad" The Verge 10:50 AM
  • "Apple releases iTunes 10.5.3 to allow syncing of interactive iBooks to iPad" The Next Web 10:58 AM
  • "Apple Releases iTunes 10.5.3 with Textbook Sync Support" The Mac Observer 11:00 AM
  • "Pages '12 could be Apple's secret textbook weapon"  ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "5 reasons Macs are gaining ground in business: Forrester Research predicts that Apple will sell $19 billion in Macs and iPads to enterprises in 2012, up 58 percent from 2011. Here are some of the reasons why" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 11:02 AM
  • "iBooks Author accounts are free, but existing developers must make a new account" AppleInsider 11:03 AM
  • "F-Secure outlines the 2011 Mac malware scene" CNET Reviews 9:17 PM
  • "Apple Mac-based security threats jumped in 2011: Trojan-downloaders, backdoors were the most common Mac security ailments" Network World 11:01 AM
  • "iTunes hacked! Apple ignores it" BetaNews 9:50 AM
  • "Apple releases a new OS X 10.7.3 beta to developers" AppleTell 7:54 AM
  • "iBooks Author: Use iPad-safe fonts when authoring books" Apple Support 1:54 PM
  • "Hands on: iBooks Author effortless to use, but iPad-only" Macworld 3:50 PM
  • "First Look: Apple's new iBooks Author" AppleInsider 11:03 AM
  • "iBooks Author hands-on: making textbooks in the 21st century" The Verge 10:50 AM
  • "iBooks Author for Mac OS X Makes Creating Interactive iPad Books Easy" OS X Daily 2:15 PM
  • "McAfee Internet Security for Mac review: McAfee protects your Mac without affecting performance" Macworld UK 8:06 AM
  • "ACDSee review: Images can be tagged or labelled for categories to help manage, sort and search for them later" Macworld UK 8:06 AM
  • "Review: xScope 3, the designer tool" IT.Enquirer 10:09 AM
  • "Chronicle helps you track your bills, and looks great doing so" Macworld 2:15 PM
  • "Keeping Mac OS and data on separate drives" Macworld 2:16 PM
  • "Diagnosing Mac Software Memory Leaks Can Be Difficult [Ask MacRx] Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "How To Bring Back 'Save As' In OS X 10.7 Lion (Almost)" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Let Your Mac Speak To You Via The Terminal" MacTrast 8:04 AM
  • "How To Download Just About Anything [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 2:10 PM
  • "How To Make Easy To Remember Shortcuts To Launch Apps In Your Mac's Dock" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "4 Simple Reasons Why You Need A 'Lite' Bulb On Your Mac (5 if you count 'free')" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "Change Stacks Icon Size in Grid View" OS X Daily 8:09 AM
  • "iLife 11 - problem reverting iPhoto version" MacInTouch 8:41 PM
  • "Lion - files vs. documents vs. databases; backward compatibility; user interface and operational changes" MacInTouch 8:41 PM
Press Releases
  • "The Iconfactory and ARTIS Announce xScope 3.0: Powerful Design and Development Tool Now Available in the Mac App Store" Business Wire 6:59 PM
  • "New Take Control Book Unveils the Magic of Screen Sharing" TidBITS 9:36 AM
  • "Apple updates Brother Printer drivers for Lion, Snow Leopard" FairerPlatform 9:26 AM
  • "VMware Press Launches Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager™ 5.0: Book/eBook is First in Suite of Products for New VMware Imprint" Business Wire 8:26 AM
  • "djay 4.0.3 for Mac released with support for Pioneer DDJ-ERGO DJ controller" algoriddim 8:24 AM
  • "QuarkXPress 9.2" TidBITS 7:55 AM
  • "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Coming To Macs February 16" Inside Mac Games 7:54 AM
  • "Yummy FTP is now on the Mac App Store" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Ambiera releases WebsitePainter 2 - Award Winning Web Editor" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Graphic Node Launches a Set of Video Clips for iMovie and Other Programs" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Sprightly Software Releases Trip Journal for Business on Mac" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Typinator 5 = Text expansion + scripts + includes + calculator + More" prMac 7:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Can Anyone Beat Apple at Its Own Game? Apple keeps tight control over all aspects of its hardware, software, and cloud services, giving users an easy, enjoyable experience. Can any of Cupertino's rivals build a working ecosystem to compete?" PCWorld 8:31 AM
  • "iPhone Users See a Brighter Future Than BlackBerry Users, Says Study" Minyanville 10:04 AM
  • "Windows Phone to bump iPhone for second place in '15, IHS predicts: Lumia 900 by Nokia is first sign of Windows Phone's promise" Computerworld 10:59 AM
  • "Apple sued by Toronto lawyer over stolen MacBook Pro" ehMac 8:43 AM
  • "After Suing Apple, Samsung and HTC, Kodak files for bankruptcy" Daily Disruption 8:28 AM
  • "Foxconn Chief Equates Employees To Animals" TechCrunch 9:31 AM
  • "Enter RedPad Number One – China's Challenge to the iPad" MacTrast 9:35 AM
  • "And we're live on BBC Test Match Special – thanks to an iPad: TMS team, led by tech-savvy Jonathan Agnew, broadcast England-Pakistan cricket match over Skype after technical glitch" The Guardian 10:17 AM
  • "David Hockney to Exhibit iPad Art in UK's Royal Academy of the Arts" PadGadget 8:08 AM
  • "Sheriff's Officials Investigate Separate iPhone Robberies" Patch 8:41 AM
  • "iPad, iPad, iPad, scammers made one out of clay" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 2:07 PM
  • "Refurbished UK hotel features a Mac in every room" TUAW 2:23 PM
Apple Education Event Live Coverage
  • "Live Blog: Apple Talks Textbooks" WSJ Blogs 9:44 AM
  • "Live from Apple's education event at the Guggenheim" Fortune 9:28 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Textbooks: Everything You Need to Know (Updating Live)" Gizmodo 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Education Event NYC live (updating)" 9 to 5 Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Live Coverage of Apple's Education-Focused Media Event" MacRumors 8:44 AM
  • "Live From Apple's Education Event In NYC" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "Coverage of Apple's education event begins at 10AM ET" iLounge 8:33 AM
  • "Apple's Education Announcement, Live From New York" AllThingsD 8:33 AM
  • "Live Update: Apple's January 19 education event" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Live From the Apple Education Announcement [Live Blog] Mashable 8:19 AM
  • "iPhone & iPad Live special edition: Apple education event" iMore 8:11 AM
  • "Join Us for Live Coverage of Apple's Education Event" Technologizer 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's education event: What to expect (live blog 7 a.m. PT)" CNET News 8:05 AM
  • "Apple education event – live coverage" The Loop 8:04 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Teen net addicts pee in bottles to stay glued to WoW" The Register 11:14 AM
  • "Second Nokia Lumia update inbound: Nokia has announced its second Lumia 800 battery update will hit its WinPho handsets in two weeks' time." Register Hardware 11:14 AM
  • "Downloadable Nintendo 3DS demos arrive" TG Daily 11:12 AM
  • "Red Hat takes on VMware with Enterprise Virtualisation 3.0" V3 11:16 AM
  • "Red Hat releases 3rd version of RHEV virtualisation software" Techworld 11:11 AM
  • "RSA, unapologetic, looks to move beyond The Breach" Network World 10:58 AM
  • "Livescribe pens new strategy" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:34 AM
  • "Nanya reports larger loss for 2011" DigiTimes 10:30 AM
  • "Symantec Has More To Say About Norton Hacking" Forbes 10:36 AM
  • "McAfee promises to patch SaaS for Total Protection flaws" V3 11:16 AM
  • "Android camp's troubles show in Sony Ericsson's struggles" IDG News Service 10:27 AM
  • "Sony Ericsson loss heralds tough start for sole owner" Reuters 10:13 AM
  • "Sony Ericsson hit by £173m loss in final quarter" ZDNet UK 11:27 AM
  • "Facebook registers mysterious fBoriGin domain names: Is Zuck's network about to get in online family tree game?" The Register 11:14 AM
  • "Facebook adds over 60 new apps with auto-share" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:55 AM
  • "Google+ Adds Support for Webcam Video Sharing" PC Magazine 10:54 AM
  • "Google's U.S. Data Centers Earn Environmental Certification" PC Magazine 10:54 AM
  • "Ahead of the Bell: Google 4Q earnings may top $3B" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 10:21 AM
  • "A Google search: 'dessert'/Larry Page appears to be as big a nanny as his fellow billionaire Mayor Mike Bloomberg." New York Post 10:51 AM
  • "Larry Page: Google should be like a family" Fortune 10:37 AM
  • "Google Investors' Web Search for Direction" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Premium Podcast: MGG 376: Managing iCloud Backups, Graphics Cards, Batteries, & LaunchAgents" The Mac Observer 4:40 PM
  • "The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!" Engadget 3:53 PM
  • "iBooks 2 code reveals HD images, possibly for iPad 3 Retina Display" CNET Reviews 9:18 PM
  • "Apple Takes Aim at Textbooks, Launches iBooks 2 and DIY Publishing Tools" ReadWriteWeb 10:00 AM
  • "iTunes U for iPad Retools the Learning Experience" MacRumors 10:59 AM
  • "Apple's new textbooks are live and you can get them right now" The Next Web 9:49 AM
  • "Apple Goes Back to School with iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U" TidBITS 1:55 PM
  • "Apple's new iBook textbooks start at $14.99 or less from partners Pearson, McGraw Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt" 9 to 5 Mac 9:50 AM
  • "Apple iBooks Author. Sell your eBook only through Apple" IT.Enquirer 11:00 AM
  • "Apple revamps iTunes U, makes it class portal" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Apple eyes authors with new iBooks Author app" CNET News 10:00 AM
  • "Apple launches iBooks 2 digital textbooks" CNET News 9:37 AM
  • "Apple announces iBooks 2, a 'new textbook experience for the iPad'" The Verge 9:32 AM
  • "iBooks 2: Re-inventing the textbook" App Advice 9:32 AM
  • "Apple sets sights on students with iTunes U, iBooks 2" CNET News 1:59 PM
  • "Apple Unveils iBooks 2 with Interactive Textbook Support" The Mac Observer 9:33 AM
  • "iTunes University update announced by Apple" ZDNet 10:26 AM
  • "Details on iBooks Textbook Pricing and Distribution" The Mac Observer 1:55 PM
  • "Apple unveils iBooks 2, textbook creation software, and iTunes U app" iTWire 3:55 PM
  • "Apple announces all new dedicated iTunes U app, with streaming lectures" The Next Web 9:58 AM
  • "Most iBooks Author E-Textbook Download Sizes Are Between One And Three Gigabytes" Cult of Mac 2:10 PM
  • "Phil Schiller: 'Education Is In Apple's DNA.' [Apple Education Event] Cult of Mac 9:32 AM
  • "Apple becomes largest consumer of MEMS microphones in 2011, says IHS" DigiTimes 8:04 AM
  • "Here Come The iPad 2S/3 Cases!" TechCrunch 8:45 AM
  • "Rumor: Cases Start Appearing For iPad 2S /iPad 3" AppleBitch 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's Next iPad Could Get 4G LTE Before iPhone" Forbes 3:52 PM
  • "Retail Stores Have Many Construction Suppliers" ifoAppleStore 7:57 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple's Siri Trademark Filing Lists Some Interesting Applications" Patently Apple 3:47 PM
  • "Apple to Redesign Battery Shapes for Future, Thinner Devices" Patently Apple 1:55 PM
  • "Apple introduces us to Siri, the Killer Patent" Patently Apple 8:59 AM
  • "Apple working on version of Siri to help you purchase products online" AppleInsider 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Enhanced Image Capture Sharpening" MacNews 9:36 AM
  • "Apple Patents Involve Manufacturing Processes" MacNews 9:26 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mortal Skies -Modern War Air Combat Shooter For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:51 AM
  • "Albert HD For iPad Is $0.99 Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:51 AM
  • "Trenches II For iPhone Is $0.99 Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:51 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 18 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:08 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:23 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:23 AM

  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and October, 2011, 17 Inch Macbook Pro 2.4GHz" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 2:07 PM
  • "AirPrint to Almost Any Printer" PCWorld 6:52 PM
  • "iSkin Aura for iPhone 4/4S" Macworld 10:59 AM
  • "Fretlight FG-421 Traditional Electric Guitar Review" Mac|Life 9:50 AM
  • "Review: Moshi Vortex Earbuds" MacTrast 5:47 PM
  • "Review + giveaway: Spiderarm articulated stand for iPad" iMore 8:11 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple iTunes U hands-on (Video)" Engadget 2:40 PM
  • "Hands on with Apple's iTunes U: An education" GigaOM 2:22 PM
  • "Hands on with iTunes U for iPad" iMore 6:55 PM
  • "Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iBooks 2.0" iLounge 2:10 PM
  • "iBooks 2 brings textbooks to life (hands-on)" Download 5:47 PM
  • "Hands-on with iBooks 2 and iTunes U: The Future of Education?" LAPTOP Magazine 2:11 PM
  • "Hands on with iBooks 2's textbooks" GigaOM 2:10 PM
  • "iBooks 2 first hands-on photos" The Verge 9:58 AM
  • "OnLive Desktop: Full MS Office on iPad 2, no Windows required (review)" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Mattebox Review: There's plenty of potential in this photography app but also a few rough edges." 148Apps 8:06 AM
  • "Wonders of Geology An Aerial View of America's Mountains – iPad App Review" PadGadget 2:15 PM
  • "Business Secrets Review: A truly impressive resource for anyone interested in business." 148Apps 11:03 AM
  • "Watermarking of Images on iOS Devices: iWatermark -Review and Updates" eXtensions 7:52 AM
  • "Pet Shop Story™ Review: Cute game is burdened by slow pace, flawed business model" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "'SoulCalibur' Review - A Solid Port of a Classic, If You Don't Mind Playing Solo" Touch Arcade 8:20 AM
  • "Manage Teams And Negotiations In Pocket League Story" App Advice 6:54 PM
  • "Fitday Mobile Review: A diet and fitness app that I have continued to use since it first launched. It's not perfect but offers a very wide range of nutrional info, custom menu/items, and overall - it gets the job done." 148Apps 5:05 PM
  • "RayForce Review: RayForce is a true port, in the best and worse sense, but is the quasi-classic SHMUP worth the asking price?" 148Apps 3:49 PM
  • "Legion of the Damned Review: Legion of the Damned is a fully-featured turn-based strategy game. But a finite number of turns and repetitive storyline may turn a nice chunk of potential players away." 148Apps 2:23 PM
  • "Urban Crime Review: Survive a gang war and take control of the city." 148Apps 9:32 AM
  • "ImageClick Application in iPhone: In this application we will see how to image capture in iPhone without using camera. So let see how it will worked." The iPhone Developer Resource 8:11 AM
  • "iBooks Author Won't Let You Preview An E-Book Without Tethering An iPad" Cult of Mac 2:24 PM
  • "Access Your Mac On The Go With LogMeIn On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip] Cult of Mac 2:23 PM
  • "Install iOS 5 on iPhone 3G & 2G or iPod Touch 1G/2G with Whited00r 5" OS X Daily 8:09 AM
Apple Education Event
  • "Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow – Today" 512 Pixels 9:25 PM
  • "$500 iPads In The Classroom: Good Idea? Apple says it wants to put textbooks on a pricey tablet to deliver a richer learning experience. But critics say the device cost is what's rich." InformationWeek 9:16 PM
  • "Why the iPad Won't Transform Education — Yet" Mashable 8:38 PM
  • "Mr. University President, please don't adopt Apple's iBooks 2 platform" BetaNews 8:36 PM
  • "Can Cheaper iPads and iBooks 2 Help Apple Bridge the Digital Divide?" PadGadget 8:36 PM
  • "This is How Apple Changes Education, Forever"  Mashable 7:49 PM
  • "Apple's mind-bogglingly greedy and evil license agreement"  ZDNet 7:21 PM
  • "What Apple Needs to do to Get iPads into Every School" iSource 7:21 PM
  • "iBooks Author: Under the hood" TUAW 6:55 PM
  • "Everything You Need to Know About the Apple for Education Talk" Mashable 5:48 PM
  • "Apple's Education Event: On the Road to Vendor Lock-in" OSNews 5:48 PM
  • "Why McGraw-Hill is selling iBooks for $15" TUAW 5:48 PM
  • "Vook: iBooks Author has limited appeal for writers, readers" GigaOM 5:47 PM
  • "My First Few Questions About Apple's Education News" Technologizer 5:47 PM
  • "You Can't Afford Apple's Education Revolution" Gizmodo 4:51 PM
  • "Editorial: First Thoughts: Apple's Attempts to Revolutionize Education" The Mac Observer 4:40 PM
  • "Educators hope Apple's textbook foray will begin a 'learning revolution'" Ars Technica 4:08 PM
  • "eBook Players Dump on iBooks 2: Not Open Enough" LAPTOP Magazine 3:58 PM
  • "Warning: Apple Can Hold Your Work Hostage If You Sell Through iBooks" Business Insider 3:50 PM
  • "Analysis: The Fatal Flaw with iPad Textbooks for K-12 Education" The Mac Observer 3:47 PM
  • "Apple revamps the textbook" [Video Report] CNET News 2:50 PM
  • "Apple's internal iContest for interns may have helped create iPad textbooks" The Next Web 2:46 PM
  • "Apple sets out to disrupt the education textbook business" Houston Chronicle 2:24 PM
  • "Of Course iPads Belong In Classrooms — It's All About Balance"  TechCrunch 9:06 PM
  • "iPads And Digital Textbooks Do Not Belong In Classrooms Yet"  TechCrunch 2:24 PM
  • "My First Few Questions About Apple's Education News" Technologizer 2:24 PM
  • "How does Steve Jobs' vision for textbooks match up with Apple's reality?" The Next Web 2:24 PM
  • "Apple rocks the e-publishing boat: Three key questions" ZDNet 2:20 PM
  • "iBooks Textbooks Commentary" MacStories 2:15 PM
  • "Why Apple Won't Disrupt the Textbook Industry Anytime Soon"  ReadWriteWeb 2:14 PM
  • "Apple's education announcement: what you need to know" Engadget 2:10 PM
  • "Why Today's Education Announcements Means The Sub-$299 iPad Is Coming Soon [Opinion]"  Cult of Mac 2:10 PM
  • "Apple's iTunes education gamble is about building loyal consumers early"  BetaNews 2:10 PM
  • "iBooks, Author, iTunes U: Time to change the world again" Mac.Blorge 1:55 PM
  • "Sea Change: Apple Guts Textbook Publishing" TechCrunch 11:11 AM
  • "The Apple Education Event: iBooks, iBooks Author and iTunes U" eXtensions 11:00 AM
  • "Apple iBooks and the consumerization of textbooks"  SplatF 11:00 AM
  • "Hey Apple: It's time to bring subsidized hardware back to the classroom"  The Next Web 10:58 AM
  • "Apple education event: Winners and losers" ZDNet 10:26 AM
  • "Apple iBooks 2 with Textbooks may reduce back pain and improve student health" ZDNet 9:58 AM
  • "What Will Be Announced At Apple's Education Event Today?" MacNews 8:58 AM
  • "Cliff Notes for Apple's Education Event"  AllThingsD 8:16 AM
Apple Op/Ed
  • "How iOS Can Lose: The Independent Developer As A Canary In The Coal Mine" The Grain 8:37 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 7:22 PM
  • "Apple is Disrupting Mobile Gaming. Are Consoles Next?"  The Motley Fool 6:55 PM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Year One A.J. (After Steve Jobs)" The Mac Observer 3:47 PM
  • "Should You Put All Of Your Eggs In Apple's Basket?" Seeking Alpha 2:22 PM
  • "iPhone owners living in the past finally get a peek at the present" BGR 1:58 PM
  • "How the Apple iTV is Accelerated by Samsung" Forbes 10:03 AM
  • "The crazy Apple rumor guide to iPhone 5"  Computerworld 9:51 AM
  • "Apple Isn't The Only Disruptor: How Amazon Is Killing Publishers" TechCrunch 9:49 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Creative interpretation" Macworld [Insider Content] 8:41 AM
  • "Apple: privacy-obsessed, secretive and not much fun to work at" Toronto Star 8:27 AM
  • "Apple and Amazon top mCommerce satisfaction survey" JamNittyGritty 8:24 AM
  • "My IPad's Ringing, Plus More New-Tablet Tips" Bloomberg 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Should Stop Trying To Wage A Patent War"  Seeking Alpha 8:14 AM
  • "What If Cook Really Isn't a Product Guy?"  MacNewsWorld 8:04 AM
  • "Will the iPhone 5 Be an Epic Fail? Why the iPhone 5 might be the phone that finally fails to impress."  Inc. 7:57 AM
  • "Fluorescent tube replacement has apps, LED, Wi-Fi" CNET News 11:37 AM
  • "How to hide your datacenter in plain sight" ZDNet 11:23 AM
  • "World's Smallest Gaming Desktop! Wait, Do We Still Need Desktops?" Techland 11:15 AM
  • "Did It Work? 'Day After' Results of the SOPA, PIPA Blackout" Techland 11:15 AM
  • "For this editor, SOPA web protest left an impression" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "This green wireless mouse has no batteries" TG Daily 11:12 AM
  • "Top 7 truths about consumerization of IT" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Mobile UIs: It's developers vs. users" InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Facebook's app explosion will take annoying to a whole new level" Houston Chronicle 10:40 AM
  • "Linux should be like a window" ZDNet UK 11:27 AM
  • "How 'Post-PC' could be good for Linux" ZDNet 11:24 AM
  • "Linux Adoption Grows on Big Data, Cloud, Virtualization: Survey" eWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Amazon Dynamo DB: Big Data's Big Cloud Moment/Amazon's DynamoDB promises a database service fit even for Internet-scale companies with huge data sets. Whether big data players will give up servers comes down to economics and flexibility." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Google's Growth Path: 6 Challenges/As Google prepares to report its fourth-quarter 2011 earnings, some industry-watchers see obstacles ahead. Consider these six hurdles." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Radvision Helps Lync Videoconferencing Do More" InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Nokia Lumia 710 review roundup: Nokia has launched a new budget Windows phone. So how does the Lumia 710 fare against its competitors? " Christian Science Monitor 10:24 AM
  • "Talk Is Cheap and Reliable on Nokia's $50 Phone" [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "Acer Ultrabook: What Took So Long?" TheStreet 9:40 AM
  • "Kodak Chapter 11: Don't take our KodaChrome away" Tech.Blorge 9:57 AM
  • "Absence makes the heart grow fonder and other weird thoughts" I, Cringely 7:57 AM
  • "10 Quick Hits From 2012 International CES – John Mulhern III" Mac Edition Radio 7:51 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Akai intros MPC Fly pad controller for iPad 2" Electronista 9:27 PM
  • "Unstoppable Gorg™ - Release Date, Price and a New Platform Announced For Orbital Tower Defense Game" Business Wire 6:58 PM
  • "OtterBox Launches Special Edition LIVESTRONG Product" Business Wire 6:58 PM
  • "Nike+ Fuelband gives iPhone users 24-hour workout and exercise data" iMore 2:24 PM
  • "Are You All Ears For These iPhone Cases?" App Advice 2:07 PM
  • "Chuck La Tournous Previews Macworld | iWorld Session: 'The Geek Outdoors" The Mac Observer 1:54 PM
  • "No More Swiping: Launches New Consumer App, Developer Tools Which 'See' Your Credit Card" TechCrunch 11:10 AM
  • "CounterPath,Vidtel Extend Cloud Video Conferencing to iPhone" eWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Orkut App Finally Arrives for iPhone, iPad" Mashable 9:38 AM
  • "Scanner Dock for iPad Wins Ugly Contest" Wired 8:47 AM
  • "New iPhone App Helps Minnesota Fans Go 'Wild': With New Minnesota Wild App from AT&T Advanced Mobility Solutions, Fans at Xcel Energy Center Can Order Food, Watch Exclusive Instant Replays and More: All from their Seats" PRNewswire 8:41 AM
  • "Line 6 Extends The Acclaimed Dream Rig with Free James Tyler Variax® v1.8 and POD® HD v2.0 Updates" PRWeb 8:19 AM
  • "Line 6 Launches StageScape™ M20d, the World's First Smart Mixer for Live Sound" ["Remote control capability via one or more iPad® or iPad® 2 devices via an optional USB WiFi adapter"] PRWeb 8:18 AM
  • "Line 6 Mobile Keys™ Premium Keyboard Controllers Move Seamlessly Between iPad®, iPhone®, Mac® and PC" PRWeb 8:18 AM
  • "Freebie Alert - Strategy Defense Title 'Tiny Heroes' Free Today" Touch Arcade 8:11 AM
  • "Be the keeper of a royal dragon in Feed That Dragon HD for iPad" iMore 8:11 AM
  • "iOS Apps Help With Home Improvement Projects" MacTrast 8:05 AM
  • "iRig Pre gets official, connects XLR mic to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch" Insanely Great Mac 8:21 AM
  • "iRig PRE connects your XLR mic to your iOS device" AppleTell 7:54 AM
  • "Round up of new Games/Apps for your iPhone/iPad based devices" Gamers Hell 7:54 AM
  • "Experience the thrill of High Speed Racing with MotoSikeO" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Trip Money 1.0 for iOS: Helps Travelers Track Money Balance and Spending" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Prepare for Battle - Paper Glider vs. Gnomes for iPhone/iPad and Android" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Unmatched iPhone Gold and Silver App includes Key Industry Calculators" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "GraviMaze Gravity-Based Puzzle Game Announced for iPhone/iPod Touch" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "New eBook stops users getting hacked via their smartphones" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "2WayResume iPhone App Leverages Career Expertise to Optimize Job Search" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Orbalus 1.0 for iOS - Magic Orbs Create Implosive/Explosive Shock Waves" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Presidential Election 2012 Provides Election Coverage and Candidate Bios" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Mindshapes Hires Publishing Industry Veterans Gaffin and Michaels" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "A music app that plays out your mood" prMac 7:52 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Reports Record Revenue of $20.9 Billion in Second Quarter: Strong business demand and holiday sales drive record revenue and EPS." Microsoft 3:52 PM
  • "Microsoft Shares Get A Small Boost After Earnings" WSJ Blogs 3:51 PM
  • "Microsoft beats the Street with record Q2 revenues of $20.9B" VentureBeat 3:53 PM
  • "Weak Sales of PCs Over the Holidays Hurt Microsoft's Income" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:17 PM
  • "Slower Windows Sales Dent Microsoft Earnings" AllThingsD 3:57 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows battles slack PC sales" Reuters 8:34 PM
  • "A Sneak Peek of What to Expect From Microsoft Earnings Tonight" The Motley Fool 10:03 AM
  • "Flooding in Thailand will dampen Microsoft's results" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "IE URI Encoding Behavior Facilitates XSS Attacks, Researchers Say" IDG News Service 10:55 AM
  • "Handset maker: Windows Phone OS costs $23-plus per copy?" ZDNet 11:24 AM
  • "Microsoft tech exec shifts focus to Xbox" TG Daily 11:12 AM
  • "Dave Cutler moves to the Xbox: What he brings to the job" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "IBM Misses on Revenue, But Stock Rises After Good Guidance" WSJ Blogs 3:51 PM
  • "IBM Profit Rises on Software Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "IBM Shares Rise Despite Revenue Miss" TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "IBM: Q4 Profits Edge Ests Despite Light Revs; Shrs Gain" Forbes 4:06 PM
  • "IBM brims with confidence for 2012 after solid quarter" Reuters 6:59 PM
  • "Tech Earnings From Four Horsemen" Minyanville 3:51 PM
  • "IBM quarterly EPS up 11 percent, sees 2012 growth" Reuters 3:51 PM
  • "I.B.M.'s Profit Beats Forecast" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:16 PM
  • "IBM Misses on Revenue, But Stock Rises After Good Guidance" WSJ Blogs 3:56 PM
  • "IBM Stock Fairly Valued At $187 Going Into Earnings" Forbes 9:58 AM
  • "Polycom Rolls Out Product Updates, IBM Partnership" eWeek 10:32 AM
  • "HP Board Declares Regular Dividend" Marketwire 7:48 PM
  • "Google's Android Activations Worth $3.65B a Year: Oracle" eWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Oracle Scorned For Paltry Database Patches: With only two of many reported vulnerabilities fixed in Oracle's latest update, the database security community questions Oracle's patch bottleneck." InformationWeek 10:14 AM
  • "Intel Reports Record Year: $54 Billion in Annual Revenue Up 24 Percent, $2.39 in Annual EPS Up 19 Percent" Intel 3:55 PM
  • "Intel Reports Record Year: $54 Billion in Annual Revenue Up 24 Percent, $2.39 in Annual EPS Up 19 Percent/$18 Billion in Dividends, Buybacks Returned to Stockholders" Business Wire 3:50 PM
  • "Intel 4Q Earnings And Revenue Come In Well Above Expectations" Business Insider 3:50 PM
  • "IBM Q4 Revenue Misses, EPS Beats" Barron's 3:52 PM
  • "Profit Increases 6% at Intel" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:16 PM
  • "Intel's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" Seeking Alpha 9:25 PM
  • "Intel Beats on Earnings, Revenue, Stock Edges Higher" WSJ Blogs 3:56 PM
  • "Somehow, Intel Beats the Street" AllThingsD 3:56 PM
  • "Who Says Intel Is Weak? Just Look At Those Crazy Numbers!" AllThingsD 8:35 PM
  • "Despite Hard Drive Shortage, Expect Few Surprises From Intel" AllThingsD 9:56 AM
  • "Intel's Mobile Push: The Jury's Still Out" TheStreet 10:02 AM
  • "Intel to offer optional protection plan for overclocked Core processors" ZDNet 11:24 AM
  • "Internet Blackout Causes 18 Senators to Flee from PIPA" Forbes 10:36 AM
  • "Lawmakers withdraw support of anti-piracy bills after online protest" CNN 10:17 AM
  • "Obama wants less offshoring, vendors see shift back to U.S.: There are signs of a turn from outsourcing back toward domestic providers, and U.S. IT services vendors are working to make the most of this shift" Computerworld 10:44 AM
  • "UN Sets Stage For Blazing Fast New Mobile Devices: A United Nations telecom meeting has approved the next generation of mobile technology, which experts say will make devices 500 times faster than 3G smartphones and eliminate the wait time between the tap of a finger and the appearance of a Web page." Associated Press 10:07 AM
  • "Smartphone prices slashed after CES" Wired 10:25 AM
  • "PC sales drop in Europe as consumers lose interest" Techworld 11:10 AM
  • "The End of the PC Era" Forbes 11:34 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Steve Jobs' School House Dream Comes To Fruition But Not Big News For Stock" Forbes 2:22 PM
  • "Apple's Market Cap Tickles $400 Billion" AllThingsD 4:07 PM
  • "At $400 billion, Apple is worth more than Greece" CNNMoney 2:00 PM
  • "Forbes Earnings Preview: Apple" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Apple Tops $400 Billion In Market Cap" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "Apple up ahead of event; eBay leads tech gains" MarketWatch 9:04 AM
  • "Apple, Exxon, AT&T likely to be most profitable US companies this year" MSNBC 8:29 AM
  • "Chart of the Day: Apple's industry-defying growth curve"  Fortune 8:25 AM
  • "Asymco graphs Apple's distinctive growth curve and longevity" TUAW 7:21 PM
Industry News
  • "EBay, F5 Networks lead tech gains on results: Google, Intel, Microsoft and IBM to report earnings after the close" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. stocks draw buyers on earnings, jobs data: B. of. A, Morgan Stanley, F5 Networks results support gains" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Gain on Bank Profits, U.S. Economy as Euro Climbs on Bond Auctions" Bloomberg 11:30 AM
  • "Dow Climbs as Traders Parse Data, Earnings" FOXBusiness 11:30 AM
  • "Stocks Log 3-Day Rally; Vix Tumbles Near 20" CNBC 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Rise on Bank Earnings, Strong Jobs Data" TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Big banks boost stocks" CNNMoney 3:59 PM
  • "Financials lift Wall Street after bank earnings" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Finish at 6-Month High: Stocks gained, pushing major indexes to a six-month high, as jobs data and bank earnings kept the rally moving." [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks: All about bank earnings, economic reports" CNNMoney 9:33 AM
  • "Asia Stocks in Best Start on Record as China Signals Credit Ease" Bloomberg 11:18 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly up on IMF plan, China easing" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise" [Paid Membership Required] 9:51 AM
  • "European Stocks Gain as Banks Rally on France, Spain Bond Sales" Bloomberg 11:18 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks extend gain on U.S. data/Fewer Americans filed requests for jobless claims last week" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:48 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:10 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:00 PM

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