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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "Apple's Faculty: Colleges excited as their iTunes classes go live" ["'From my viewpoint,' he said, 'we see a group of people who no longer see boundaries to education. It's no longer students just in our service area. For our college to have faculty who are reaching worldwide, that enriches the experience here for everyone. Inside Higher Ed"]  Inside Higher Ed 7:52 AM
  • "Can Apple's new textbook initiative save U.S. education? (infographic)"  VentureBeat 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Unveils IBooks 2 to Help Boost IPad Usage in Schools" Bloomberg 7:59 AM
  • "New Apple Offerings Could Retool Education" MacNewsWorld 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's New Math On Textbook Pricing: McGraw-Hill Cos. normally sells high-school textbooks for $75 a pop. Now it says it will sell electronic versions of the same books, via Apple, for $15 each. How can the publisher make that work?" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Damning Evidence Emerges In Google-Apple 'No Poach' Antitrust Lawsuit" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "New Evidence That Google, Apple, Intel, And Other Tech Giants Conspired To Keep Wages Low" Business Insider 11:17 AM
  • "Apple, consumers must urge worker justice"  CNN 8:26 AM
  • "Apple's Sweatshop Problem: 16 Hour Days, ~70 Cents An Hour" Daily Ticker 11:40 AM
  • "Apple says Galaxy Nexus infringes slide-to-unlock utility model in Germany: A few hours after pronouncing a ruling on one of Samsung's numerous lawsuits against Apple, the Mannheim Regional Court held a hearing on one of Apple's many infringement lawsuits against Samsung."  Foss Patents 1:24 PM
  • "Mannheim court rejects the first one of Samsung's German lawsuits against Apple" Foss Patents 8:28 AM
  • "Apple scores small patent victory against Samsung in Germany: Samsung will wait for the written grounds of the verdict and then make up its mind about a possible appeal" IDG News Service 8:14 AM
  • "Samsung patent lawsuit against Apple struck down in German court" CNET News 8:17 AM
  • "Judge narrows Apple and Motorola patent battle to five points" Digital Trends 1:40 PM
  • "German court rules against Samsung in Apple patent suit" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "German Court Rules Against Samsung in Apple Suit" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft Patent Lawyers Spend Fridays in Mannheim" Bloomberg 10:33 AM
  • "FY 12 First Quarter Results Conference Call" ["Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m. PST/5:00 p.m. EST"] Apple Press Info 7:58 AM
  • "Apple claims ownership of digital photography patents asserted by Kodak" AppleInsider 5:44 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Re-running on empty" Macworld 1:24 PM
  • "iTunes U: How to access iTunes U Course Manager" Apple Support 7:49 AM
  • "A Closer Look at iBooks Author, Textbooks and Exclusivity" MacRumors 8:11 AM
  • "Hands on with iBooks Author for Mac" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "Pixelmator 2.0 provides powerful image editing in a sleek package" Macworld 8:12 AM
  • "Google Picasa 3.8 review: Adding a location to a photo is easy thanks to integration with Google Maps" Macworld UK 8:33 AM
  • "DiskLibrary review: Catalogue images on external media – useful for image CDs and DVDs" Macworld UK 8:34 AM
  • "How to adjust OS X's Software Update" Macworld 9:53 AM
  • "Monitor Disk Activity in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 8:32 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Show All Hidden Files In The Finder" MacTrast 8:23 AM
  • "Install recent versions of Adobe Creative Suite on case-sensitive volumes" Mac OS X Hints 9:41 AM
  • "Lion discussion continues on files vs. documents vs. databases vs. bundles; printer compatibility issues; and iOS-like systems vs. professional needs." ["Some observations and suggestions regarding the dumbing down (or iOS-ification) of Mac Lion: I've read most of the comments posted over the past few months on MacInTouch. What bothers me to the most are [those] Mac users who simply can't imagine what working on a computer is like for the pro-users -- especially those with thousands of files."] MacInTouch 2:01 PM
  • "Computing with Bifocals: When Force Quit Doesn't Work & Other Tales of Horror" The Mac Observer 9:15 AM
  • "iBooks Author: You Work For Apple Now" PC Magazine 3:05 PM
  • "EPub On Mac; A Weird Issue For Apple?" AppleBitch 3:04 PM
  • "Four open questions about iBooks Author"  Macworld 2:26 PM
  • "Enthusiasm for iBooks Author marred by licensing, format issues" Ars Technica 1:57 PM
  • "iBooks Author Rules: Audacious, No Big Deal Or Sign Of Wars To Come?" paidContent 10:08 AM
  • "Developer Week in Review: Early thoughts on iBooks Author" O'Reilly Radar 9:37 AM
  • "Use iBooks Author, only Apple can ever publish your work: Cupertino grants itself exclusive rights via EULA" The Register 9:06 AM
  • "Why iBooks will never come to Mac OS" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "An Examination of Apple's iBooks Author" eXtensions 8:20 AM
  • "iBooks Author: You Can Sell Your 'Work' Elsewhere, Just Not In The Format Created By iBooks Author [Opinion] Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "My thoughts on iBook Author" asymco 8:17 AM
  • "Why iBooks Author is a big deal for publishers: Now creators can make interactive books without becoming app developers"  Macworld 8:12 AM
Press Releases
  • "Softhing is proud to announce a new version of his software for Mac OS X: Entourage Email Archive X 6.1.0" Softhing 9:27 AM
  • "Figment releases WeatherAlert for Mac OS X" prMac 9:30 AM
  • "SintraWorks releases PDF Nomad 1.0 for Mac OS X - PDF Editor" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "iPresentee Offers to Start the New Year with New Themes for iWeb" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "Tutorial for You about Using 2D Video to 3D Converter for Mac" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "FmPro Migrator 6.46 Builds Scalable Servoy 6 Apps From Legacy Databases" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "SixtyFour App - Reduce memory overhead by opening apps in 32-bit mode" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Doremisoft PDF Converter Pro for Mac Free Upgrade to 2.0" prMac 8:25 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How much of the school tablet market belongs to Apple? 100% according to a survey of educational technology directors conducted in October" Fortune 8:00 AM
  • "Textbooks e-volve with Apple: Harvard biologist, Hub publisher preview iPad app for schools" Boston Herald 8:00 AM
  • "Foxconn Responds To CEO's 'Employees Are Animals' Comment" TechCrunch 8:42 AM
  • "Google Tops Fortune's List of Best Companies to Work For" The Mac Observer 10:33 AM
  • "Apple, Intel Cherry-Picking Talent From HP's WebOS Team" CRN 10:50 AM
  • "Samsung Gears Up for Super Bowl Spot With Another Anti-Apple Ad" AllThingsD 1:18 PM
  • "'We just got Samsunged'" BetaNews 2:21 PM
  • "Apple Fanboys Will Get 'Samsunged' During Super Bowl" The Mac Observer 4:23 PM
  • "China Telecom-Compatible iPhone Gets Regulatory Nod" WSJ Blogs 8:14 AM
  • "Apple clears another regulatory hurdle to bring iPhone to China Telecom" IDG News Service 7:55 AM
  • "China Telecom launch imminent as iPhone gets crucial CDMA-2000 network access license?" 9 to 5 Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Is Apple Helping its Rivals to Sell More Phones During Lunar New Year?" M.I.C. Gadget 8:13 AM
  • "Apple's Lunar New Year Snub of China Could Benefit Samsung" eWeek 1:25 PM
  • "Out-of-stock Apple set to lose out during China's $64bn New Year sales" The Next Web 8:31 AM
  • "IPhone Scarcity During Chinese New Year May Benefit Samsung" Bloomberg 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Joins Apple in Public Support of Same-Sex Marriage" The Mac Observer 3:03 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly looking to open Apple Stores in India" The Next Web 9:30 AM
  • "Apple to take sales space in posh people's shop Harrods" Register Hardware 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Set To Open Retail Store Within London's World Famous Harrods Department Store [Rumor] Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Non-camera iPhone from M1 is now official: Singapore operator M1 has made its non-camera iPhone official. This comes a week after we first discovered the product pages for the devices on the company's Web site, which were most likely put online prematurely and subsequently pulled." CNET Asia 7:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Disney Keeps 10-Person Board After Jobs's Death, Departures" Bloomberg 6:08 PM
  • "Street stays bullish on Google despite miss: Shares fall on results, but analysts say core business is strong" MarketWatch 12:43 PM
  • "Google Maps gets UK train travel info" ZDNet UK 12:34 PM
  • "New Google accounts automatically register users for Gmail, Google+" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "Google Abandons Anonymous Accounts With New Signup Form" Webmonkey 12:25 PM
  • "Tech the star at NAMM musical instrument show" USA Today 12:15 PM
  • "Nokia Launching Windows Phone 7 Handsets for China in First Half of 2012" IDG News Service 11:29 AM
  • "Tinseltown offensive: Studios strike back with $3M SOPA ad blitz" New York Post 11:24 AM
  • "OpenSSL fixes DoS flaw introduced by critical DTLS patch" IDG News Service 11:10 AM
  • "LG Spectrum Android Smartphone Coming to Verizon" eWeek 10:57 AM
  • "ARM not worried about Intel foray into handheld device platforms, says ARM executive" DigiTimes 10:54 AM
  • "Acer, Asustek, Lenovo to offer Thunderbolt ultrabook PCs in 2Q12" DigiTimes 10:54 AM
  • "Facebook turns Like into Want, Cook, Read, and many others: Making good on its promise of 'frictionless sharing,' Facebook introduced 60 Timeline apps on Wednesday evening. The apps create real-time Facebook status updates on what you're listening to, reading, cooking ... the list goes on." Christian Science Monitor 10:42 AM
  • "Wipro's Third-Quarter Profit Beats Estimates as Orders, Rupee Boost Sales" Bloomberg 10:23 AM
  • "10 Sites Skewered by Anonymous, Including FBI, DOJ, U.S. Copyright Office" Techland 12:14 PM
  • "Anonymous in revenge attack for MegaUpload shutdown" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:59 AM
  • "Hackers retaliate over Megaupload website shutdown" BBC 10:21 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets author Kirk McElhearn, commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, and tech writer Rob Pegoraro this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 4:23 PM
  • "Publisher Terry McGraw on Steve Jobs and Digital Textbooks: 'This Was His Vision'" [Interview] AllThingsD 8:00 AM
  • "Acer, Asustek, Lenovo expected to begin adopting Thunderbolt this spring" AppleInsider 8:36 PM
  • "Apple patent outlines Siri plans for 2012" 7:55 AM
  • "Dev Team Releases Important A5 Jailbreak Details" iDownload Blog 8:14 AM
  • "Battery Patent Application Hints at Thinner Apple Devices" The Mac Observer 8:21 AM
  • "Thunderbolt gains support from Acer, Asus, Lenovo, but can it topple USB 3.0?" DigitalTrends 1:41 PM
  • "Year of the MacBook Air?, Can Ultrabooks Compete with MacBook Air?, IDrive Online Backup, and More" Low End Mac 3:05 PM
  • "Apple World's #1 PC Vendor, 40+ Secret Lion Features, Matias Mac/iPhone Keyboards, and More" Low End Mac 1:58 PM
  • "Is the iPad a PC?, Business Professionals Embrace iPad, TurboTax Goes Fully Mobile, and More" Low End Mac 4:28 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Friend Battle For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:59 AM
  • "DJ Pauly D -Beat That Boardwalk For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:59 AM
  • "Bubble Birds For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:59 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 18 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:33 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "iPad Buyer's Guide -Prices Up To $100 Off Original Price -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 1:11 PM
  • "Refurbished Macs: Return of the $519 Mac mini; $929 iMac" FairerPlatform 1:11 PM

  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and July, 2011, 13 Inch Macbook Air 1.8GHz" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 1:50 PM
  • "iPad your car with the Backstage Pro" CNET Reviews 1:18 PM
  • "Inkling Digital Pen Review" Mac|Life 1:24 PM
  • "Just Mobile's AluPen Pro stylus is a beauty for businesses" Macworld 11:15 AM
  • "Fidelio DS3800W review: SoundRing technology creates decent audio in a compact wireless speaker" Macworld UK 8:33 AM
  • "Review + giveaway: Choiix Wake Up Folio for iPad 2" iMore 8:31 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on: iBooks 2 introduces interface changes, pop quizzes" Ars Technica 10:49 AM
  • "Smarten up for free with Apple's iTunes U app" ITworld 7:55 AM
  • "The Most Awesomest, Coolest, Usable Note Taking App Isn't On The Mac" Mac 360 8:19 AM
  • "Blowing Up the Book: A new crop of digital books comes loaded with Videos, songs, animated shorts and pop-up graphics. Is this the future of publishing?" [Paid Membership Required] 1:19 PM
  • "Codosaurus Review: On-the-go Web page editor is useful, but limited" Macworld 8:12 AM
  • "The Adventures of Peter Pan Flies Onto the iPad" Wired 10:48 AM
  • "Savvy Review: Consumers get a new weapon in shopping." 148Apps 9:30 AM
  • "'Jazz: Trump's Journey' Review - Perdido Street Platformer Blues" Touch Arcade 9:30 AM
  • "Jazz: Trump's Journey Review/Egg Ball and BulkyPix have made what might very well be the first-ever Video game (loosely) based on Luis Armstrong's life. And it's GOOD." 148Apps 8:14 AM
  • "'Time of Heroes' Review – Time to Sharpen Your Tactical Skills" Touch Arcade 2:45 PM
  • "Order Up!! To Go Review: Order Up! To Go is a solid time-management game for those looking to become the next 'Top Chef.' Despite the freemium version's ad-stricken gameplay, there's a lot of addictive potential to be unlocked." 148Apps 4:33 PM
  • "Stop Those Fish Review: Three redneck bears, three boats, and a load of dynamite to fight off the attacks of overly aggressive aquatic life." 148Apps 4:33 PM
  • "Feed 'Em Up Review: Cute and loveable looking but beneath this predictable surface is a challenging puzzle game." 148Apps 2:20 PM
  • "Updraft Jack Review: Jump, run, glide and dodge through lush forest environments and keep Jack the sugar glider alive for as long as possible." 148Apps 10:04 AM
  • "How To Fix 'Error Establishing Database Connection' While Jailbreaking With Absinthe" Cult of Mac 1:38 PM
  • "Daily Tip: How to set your iPhone or iPad calendar entries for different time zones" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "Steve Jobs rumored to have shot down Push Pop Press for iBooks Author" AppleInsider 6:59 PM
  • "Apple: School should center on the iPad"  CNN 4:33 PM
  • "Apple's iBooks Author Software: Just Say No/Buried in the iBooks Author software license agreement is a contractual requirement that gives Apple considerable power over content that you create using the software."  InformationWeek 4:27 PM
  • "Apple textbook domination? Not so fast.: A look at the math behind yesterday's iBooks announcement."  Fortune 2:43 PM
  • "Will Apple's Textbook Initiative Help Grow the Market?" PadGadget 2:42 PM
  • "Stock Talk: Why Apple's textbook announcement matters" iMore 2:29 PM
  • "Studying up on Apple's new education apps" Appolicious 1:41 PM
  • "Looking Forward to the Next Round of Innovation" Tech.pinions 11:29 AM
  • "Apple Embroiled in iBook Publishing Controversy" Minyanville 11:16 AM
  • "Opinion: The Apple Education Announcement Falls Short" Wired 10:48 AM
  • "Apple's iBooks Textbooks initiative is a welcome and natural progression" ZDNet 10:41 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Farewell to the Half-Blood Prince/Apple didn't so much 'digitally destroy' the textbook publishing industry on Thursday as it offered it a ride to the future in its aluminum time machine." Macworld 9:53 AM
  • "Apple's iBooks 2 was Steve Jobs' 'vision,' textbook publisher says" CNET News 9:52 AM
  • "Hey Apple: Here's A Company That's Already Disrupting Education" Business Insider 9:29 AM
  • "Teacher: We're Not Going To Buy A Bunch Of iPads At My School" Business Insider 9:05 AM
  • "Apple's iBooks Textbooks: 4 Reasons to Be Skeptical" Techland 8:32 AM
  • "Two thoughts on the Apple's Education Event in NYC: Its presentation software, Keynote is alive and well and expected to prosper, and Android-based tablets are dead in the water in the K-12 education domain." Les Posen's Presentation Magic 8:22 AM
  • "Video: Will the iPad kill off paper text books?" [Video Report] The Globe and Mail 8:15 AM
Apple Op/Ed
  • "Apple claims to own patents Kodak is using to get loans" Electronista 9:34 PM
  • "Apple iOS, Google Android feared to be hitting middle age as five year old platforms" AppleInsider 5:42 PM
  • "Enterprise Networking: Apple iOS Is Gaining On Google Android: Eight Reasons Why" [Slideshow] eWeek 4:32 PM
  • "Inside Apple: The 'Cult Of Secrecy' Is So Pervasive They Paint Over Windows And Change Locks On Doors" Business Insider 3:05 PM
  • "Particle Debris: The 23rd Century Has Arrived Early" The Mac Observer 3:03 PM
  • "Republican Presidential candidates ponder on Apple outsourcing gadget-making to China" 9 to 5 Mac 1:51 PM
  • "Apple's compelling enterprise strategy" Mac.Blorge 1:18 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 Takes on the MacBook Air" Low End Mac 9:52 AM
  • "How Apple could disrupt the Enterprise"  ZDNet 9:41 AM
  • "Will Apple put Siri in everything?" GigaOM 9:37 AM
  • "Windows Phone Will Be More Popular Than iOS In Just Three Years... What? [Report] Cult of Mac 9:32 AM
  • "German Court Shoots Down Samsung Patent in Fight with Apple" The Mac Observer 8:56 AM
  • "Megaupload case proves we don't need SOPA or PIPA" GigaOM 6:07 PM
  • "After a rough six months, Netflix marketing chief steps down" GigaOM 6:08 PM
  • "Apple And Google Seek To Defy 10-Year Smartphone OS Life Cycle"  Forbes 1:25 PM
  • "Foxconn chairman compares his workforce to 'animals'" ZDNet 1:20 PM
  • "5 TV-buying tips for watching the big game" CNET Reviews 12:52 PM
  • "Plugwise wards off vampire energy consumption" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "Dear Congress, guess what? We already have copyright laws." ZDNet 12:31 PM
  • "SOPA, PIPA postponed: Nice work, everyone" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "The 6 Facebook Timeline Apps to Check Out First" Wired 12:26 PM
  • "Why IT managers should look east in 2012" V3 12:16 PM
  • "Poll: Linux's big data guzzling worries melt away/Concerns about using Linux on servers to crunch huge data workloads are evaporating, according a survey." Channel Register 12:13 PM
  • "Asus Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich Update" HotHardware 11:52 AM
  • "The best new Android tablets: Do they stand a chance?" MSNBC 11:21 AM
  • "AT&T rate hike unnecessary given typical data use?" MSNBC 11:21 AM
  • "4 cloud myths that won't go away" InfoWorld 11:09 AM
  • "Despite whacking Windows, Linux gets too little respect" InfoWorld 11:09 AM
  • "Tips for Facebook Timeline Apps: Beware What You Share" CIO 11:28 AM
  • "What Megaupload's Demise Teaches about Cloud Storage" PCWorld 11:27 AM
  • "Did Anonymous Undo The Goodwill Built Up By 'The Internet' This Week?" Forbes 11:03 AM
  • "Anonymous Retaliates For Megaupload Raids: 10 Key Facts" InformationWeek 10:17 AM
  • "In Defense of Jerry Yang" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "What if RIM Farmed Out the BlackBerry Device Business?" AllThingsD 9:41 AM
  • "Kindle Fire: Normal is as normal does" Tech.Blorge 9:00 AM
  • "Android Market Not Fragmented? Perhaps A New Naming Structure?" MacNews 8:55 AM
  • "Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The MegaUpload Closure Leaves Users Unable To Access Their Files" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TouchTV: A Simple App for Snack-Size TV on the iPad" Techland 1:22 PM
  • "iPad 2 And iPhone 4S Jailbreak Is Unleashed" AppleBitch 2:33 PM
  • "The untethered Absinthe jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is now available" The Next Web 11:40 AM
  • "MacIT conference puts enterprise shine on Apple platforms: iOS, Mac mobility a major theme for Macworld spinoff" Network World 11:30 AM
  • "Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 now available" BGR 11:32 AM
  • "Magic Feet Charges Keyboards, Mice Wirelessly" Wired 10:48 AM
  • "Bleacher Report Arrives On iPad With New Team Stream App" TechCrunch 10:47 AM
  • "UpNext Releases Amazingly Fluid 3D Mapping App On iPad And Android" TechCrunch 10:47 AM
  • "Research and Markets: Smartphones: New User Paradigms and Behaviors" Business Wire 10:42 AM
  • "Countdown to SolidWorks World 2012: 'Father of the iPod' to Keynote" Business Wire 10:42 AM
  • "Student Math Scores Jump 20 Percent with HMH Algebra Curriculum for Apple® iPad®; App Transforms Classroom Education" Business Wire 10:42 AM
  • "Numark and Akai Release New iPad Accessories for Musicians and DJs" PadGadget 10:08 AM
  • "Empower Apple iPad-Carrying Students With WaterField's Protective, Stylish Cases" WaterField Designs 8:27 AM
  • "TUNEMAX Energy Jacket for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4" USBfever 8:27 AM
  • "USB OTG cable for iPad / iPad2 (Camera Connecter Kit, Dock to USB Female host)" USBfever 8:27 AM
  • "Empower Apple iPad-Carrying Students With WaterField's Protective, Stylish Cases: Lightweight & Protective, All-in-One Cases for the iPad, Wireless Keyboard, and Accessories" Marketwire 8:27 AM
  • "New PAD Tags Customize your iPad 2 Smart Cover" prMac 9:30 AM
  • "Wallpapers - Inspiration Dormant for iPhone and iPad Adds Color to Life" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "Fast Food Revenge App Launches Free Version" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "Plannr School Puts a Day Planner in a Student's Pocket" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "Award-winning educational developer releases the sequel Trunky Puzzles" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "Sync Videos From Camera Roll Between iOS Devices Via iCloud" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "Rapstar: Face Edition for iPhone - New, Portable Rap Video Studio" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "AntiCrop for iPhone - First Photo Uncropping App in Existence" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "Evil Square 1.0 for iOS - Fit Irregular Cubes and Pyramids Into a Square" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "DoodleDesk - The Whiteboard for your Desktop" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Tharle Games introduces Jelly Links 1.0 for iOS - Puzzle Game" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Wordo 1.0 for iOS released - Brand New Word Puzzle Game" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Now Shipping: C.E.O. Hybrid iPad 2 Case now available in Four New Colors" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Discover the best password security solution on iOS with Alphapass" prMac 8:25 AM
Computer Industry
  • "A year of transition for Microsoft and Intel" Fortune 9:52 AM
  • "Wintel's great China divide: Intel's gain, Microsoft's pain" ZDNet 12:30 PM
  • "The Decline in Netbooks Put a Big Dent in the Windows Business" AllThingsD 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft gets a lift in wake of earnings report" MarketWatch 12:42 PM
  • "Microsoft Girds Itself For Windows 8 Battle And Beyond" Seeking Alpha 10:01 AM
  • "In New Ads for Bing, 'Doing' Is the Thing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:57 AM
  • "There's a Problem with Xbox 360 1080p Playback? Yep, and a Fix Incoming" PCWorld 11:28 AM
  • "Xbox update causes video problems" TG Daily 12:03 PM
  • "Rumor: Xbox 720 chip in production" TG Daily 12:05 PM
  • "Google doesn't dignify Oracle's proposed priority on copyright with much of a response" Foss Patents 9:40 AM
  • "Seven Questions for Bill Veghte, Hewlett-Packard's New Chief Strategy Officer" AllThingsD 9:41 AM
  • "HP responds to memristor debate" EE Times 10:55 AM
  • "Intel shuffles execs, names COO" EE Times 11:46 AM
  • "Intel Shuffles Executive Ranks" [Paid Membership Required] 12:17 PM
  • "Intel Shakes Up Management, Names Brian Krzanich COO" AllThingsD 12:45 PM
  • "Intel Names Kraznich COO; Perlmutter Chief Product Officer" Forbes 11:02 AM
  • "Intel Switches PC Group Leader, Names New COO" Barron's 12:48 PM
  • "Intel's Plans for Growth" [Video Report] CNBC 9:54 AM
  • "Intel Doubling Down on Ultrabooks" TheStreet 12:39 PM
  • "Intel's Xeon E5 to (finally) launch in Q1" The Register 12:08 PM
  • "Intel Dragged Into Oracle-HP Heavyweight Brawl" Wired Magazine 12:25 PM
  • "AMD Earnings Could Push Stock Above $8" Forbes 12:44 PM
  • "Sen. Leahy criticizes 'knee-jerk' reaction to PIPA, SOPA protests: Vows he's still committed to anti-piracy legislation" Computerworld 10:48 AM
  • "Senate Vote on Hollywood-Backed Piracy Bill Canceled by Reid" Bloomberg 10:01 AM
  • "Reid Postpones Vote on Antipiracy Bill: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday postponed a previously scheduled Tuesday vote on an online antipiracy bill, following a storm of opposition by Internet companies." [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
  • "Senate vote on PIPA is postponed" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "PIPA Vote And SOPA Hearing Pushed Off As Copyright Bills' Congressional Support Collapses" Forbes 11:03 AM
  • "VGA, DVI display interfaces will be phased out in five years: HDMI and DisplayPort will take over in laptops, tablets and consumer electronics" Techworld 12:02 PM
  • "Bullish Penn sees chip market growth of 8% in 2012" EE Times 10:55 AM
  • "Floodwaters Are Gone, but Supply Chain Issues Linger" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:15 AM
  • "The PC industry is heading for collapse" ZDNet 12:31 PM
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  • "Microsoft, IBM gains offset Google loss: Tech stocks put in a largely upbeat trading session Friday, led by gains in shares of Microsoft Corp. and IBM Corp., and helping overcome losses from Google Inc." MarketWatch 4:28 PM
  • "U.S. stocks gain for third week, near 6-month high: Microsoft, IBM lift Dow on Friday; Google drags on Nasdaq" MarketWatch 4:29 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed as GE, Google Earnings Rattle Confidence" TheStreet 4:29 PM
  • "Stocks gain 2% for the week, despite slow Friday" CNNMoney 4:29 PM
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Rise on Technology Shares" Bloomberg 4:29 PM
  • "IBM Drives Dow Industrials Higher" FOXBusiness 11:06 AM
  • "Dow Logs 4-Day Rally, Stocks Post Weekly Gain" CNBC 4:29 PM
  • "Wall St slips on GE, Google results" Reuters 9:50 AM
  • "Blue Chips Push Higher: Blue-chip U.S. stocks rose on pace for a fourth-straight session gain after strong earnings reports from International Business Machines and Microsoft, but discouraging reports from other bellwethers kept a lid on gains." [Paid Membership Required] 12:17 PM
  • "Stocks: Cautious trading day ahead" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stocks slip on unimpressive U.S. earnings" MarketWatch 12:43 PM
  • "Hang Seng Ends Above 20000 for First Time in 10 Weeks: Asian stocks climbed Friday, with financial stocks and exporters again leading the charge, on eased worries about the euro-zone debt crisis and Thursday's higher finish on Wall Street." [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Advance on U.S. Jobless Claims, Europe Debt Sales" Bloomberg 12:18 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks get lift from banks, exporters" MarketWatch 9:35 AM
  • "European Stocks Snap 4-Day Winning Streak" [Paid Membership Required] 12:37 PM
  • "European Stocks Drop From Five-Month High; Saint-Gobain, BP Fall" Bloomberg 12:18 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks snap four-day winning streak/Oils and miners pull shares back from week high; banks trade up" MarketWatch 12:37 PM
  • "World stocks and euro rally fizzle; focus on US earnings" Reuters 12:47 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:45 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:46 PM
  • "Intel plan draws yawn from chip-tools stocks: Chip maker's spending will be mostly for buildings, not equipment" MarketWatch 12:49 PM

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