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Wednesday Highlights: Jesus Diaz at Fast Company Design looks back at how Apple's "Advanced Technology Group developed some of the most influential technology of the century"; Tim Cook falls 43 spots to #96 in Glassdoor's CEO rankings, due in large part to "Apple's culture of secrecy and high stress"; Jason Snell ponders what Apple's new TV service will look like, and how it can compete with Hulu, Netflix; "the enterprise is Apple's space today" says Fleetsmith CEO Zack Blum; Dieter Bohn explains the how/why in his Mac customization; at, a video on building a hackintosh; interview with Angela Ahrendts on Apple's focus to enrich peoples' lives—reports in our General Interest section; Axios reporting of online privacy plan in works at White House; Siri a bit wishy washy in latest OS betas; Cult of Mac, 9to5Mac go hands-on with the Walkie-Talkie feature in watchOS 5.

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  • "Apple looks to TV as profits set to hit $9.5bn: Apple is expected to deliver record profits this week as Wall Street analysts increasingly turn their focus to a television product as the company's next engine of growth."  Telegraph 4:38 PM
  • "Exclusive: Jobs family absent from Disney board despite stake" Reuters 5:14 PM
  • "Jobs' seat on Disney board not to be filled by widow or Trust" CNET News 8:49 PM
  • "Apple schools us on the next wave of textbooks"  CNET News 7:59 AM
  • "How schools are reacting to Apple's entry into education"  VentureBeat 10:45 AM
  • "Apple's new vision of education: Can it do for learning what it did for music and mobile devices?" Computerworld 7:59 AM
  • "Is There a Worm in Apple's E-Textbook Plans?"  WSJ Blogs 2:42 PM
  • "Apple Just Incentivized Every College Kid To Get An iPad. As For High Schoolers..." TechCrunch 7:49 PM
  • "On the Proprietary Nature of the iBooks Author File Format"  Daring Fireball 8:09 AM
  • "Why iBooks Author is a Big Deal" TidBITS 3:42 PM
  • "What Apple Is Wading Into: A Snapshot Of The K-12 Textbook Business" paidContent 9:15 AM
  • "Apple iPad Textbook Initiatives Could Boost Bottom Line: Analyst" eWeek 10:37 AM
  • "Is This Apple's Next Nightmare?" ["In the wake of Intel's latest earnings, the guys analyze the company's Ultrabook and its effect on the tablet competitive landscape. Will the Ultrabook replace's Kindle Fire tablet as the primary competitor to Apple's iPad? And what will it mean for other tech giants?"] [Video Report]  DailyFinance 7:59 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple puts users first in the enterprise" Computerworld 9:07 AM
  • "iPod unit sales estimates for Q1 range from 9 to 18 million" Fortune 2:49 PM
  • "Apple Tries To Stop Sales Of Nexus Smartphone Court Battle Looms: Is a new round of Apple Vs Samsung set to kick off in the Australian Federal Court after Apple claimed that the new Nexus smartphones which comes with Android 4.0 device is guilty of copying the iOS slide to unlock functionality patented by Apple?" Smart House Magazine 9:19 PM
  • "New Allegations in E-books Price-fixing Lawsuit: Attorneys representing e-book purchasers in a case that claims five major publishers conspired with Apple to fix the price of e-books today filed an updated complaint including new information and allegations." ["In the class-action lawsuit, consumers claim that the publishers feared Amazon's $9.99 pricing model to such a degree that they conspired with Apple to force Amazon to adopt a new agency model in which publishers set prices directly, effectively ending Amazon's ability to provide consumer-friendly pricing for e-books."] Hagens Berman 8:16 AM
  • "Expanded lawsuit: publishers picked Apple to punish Amazon" Electronista 8:16 AM
  • "Amended class-action lawsuit alleges Apple, publishers engaged in 'price-fixing conspiracy'" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Goes After The Galaxy Nexus' 'Slide To Unlock'" Redmond Pie 8:21 AM
  • "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 1/20
  • "Can Apple's new textbook initiative save U.S. education? (infographic)"  VentureBeat 1/20
  • "Apple Unveils IBooks 2 to Help Boost IPad Usage in Schools" Bloomberg 1/20
  • "New Apple Offerings Could Retool Education" MacNewsWorld 1/20
  • "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] 1/20
  • "Damning Evidence Emerges In Google-Apple 'No Poach' Antitrust Lawsuit" TechCrunch 1/20
  • "New Evidence That Google, Apple, Intel, And Other Tech Giants Conspired To Keep Wages Low" Business Insider 1/20
  • "Apple, consumers must urge worker justice"  CNN 1/20
  • "Apple's Sweatshop Problem: 16 Hour Days, ~70 Cents An Hour" Daily Ticker 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "Mannheim court rejects the first one of Samsung's German lawsuits against Apple" Foss Patents 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "Samsung patent lawsuit against Apple struck down in German court" CNET News 1/20
  • "Judge narrows Apple and Motorola patent battle to five points" Digital Trends 1/20
  • "German court rules against Samsung in Apple patent suit" ZDNet 1/20
  • "German Court Rules Against Samsung in Apple Suit" [Paid Membership Required] 1/20
  • "Apple, Microsoft Patent Lawyers Spend Fridays in Mannheim" Bloomberg 1/20
  • "FY 12 First Quarter Results Conference Call" ["Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m. PST/5:00 p.m. EST"] Apple Press Info 1/20
  • "Apple claims ownership of digital photography patents asserted by Kodak" AppleInsider 1/20
  • "Microsoft Mocks Apple's iBooks Author policies on Twitter" The Next Web 8:45 AM
  • "RimAlbumArtDaemon is using all of my MacBook Pro resources" Mac Amour 8:14 AM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Re-running on empty" Macworld 1/20
  • "iTunes U: How to access iTunes U Course Manager" Apple Support 1/20
  • "Luca 'Grindhouse' plug-ins for Final Cut and After Effects review" AppleTell 2:49 PM
  • "Break Time reminds you to take five" Macworld 8:46 PM
  • "Mac Tip: Empty Trash Without Confirming" MacTrast 7:49 PM
  • "Can I Read Kindle Ebooks On My Apple MacBook Or Windows PC?" Ask Dave Taylor! 10:38 AM
  • "A Closer Look at iBooks Author, Textbooks and Exclusivity" MacRumors 1/20
  • "Hands on with iBooks Author for Mac" iMore 1/20
  • "Pixelmator 2.0 provides powerful image editing in a sleek package" Macworld 1/20
  • "Google Picasa 3.8 review: Adding a location to a photo is easy thanks to integration with Google Maps" Macworld UK 1/20
  • "DiskLibrary review: Catalogue images on external media – useful for image CDs and DVDs" Macworld UK 1/20
  • "How to adjust OS X's Software Update" Macworld 1/20
  • "Monitor Disk Activity in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 1/20
  • "Mac Tip: Show All Hidden Files In The Finder" MacTrast 1/20
  • "Install recent versions of Adobe Creative Suite on case-sensitive volumes" Mac OS X Hints 1/20
  • "Apple discussions continues on this week's electronic publishing announcements, including iBooks Author capabilities and compatibility, licensing/distribution issues, Knowledge Base updates, file formats, and more, while other notes talk about file systems vs. databases and a Windows iTunes update." MacInTouch 8:51 PM
  • "Lion commentary also revolves around file systems, databases and documents - fundamental issues in computer systems design." MacInTouch 8:51 PM
  • "iBooks Author Kerfuffle: I don't understand the kerfuffle over the iBooks Author EULA. Apple is not claiming rights to your text or illustrations."  NSLog(); 8:45 PM
  • "iBook Author's Interesting Terms and Conditions" Forbes 2:46 PM
  • "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 1/20
  • "Computing with Bifocals: When Force Quit Doesn't Work & Other Tales of Horror" The Mac Observer 1/20
  • "iBooks Author: You Work For Apple Now" PC Magazine 1/20
  • "EPub On Mac; A Weird Issue For Apple?" AppleBitch 1/20
  • "Four open questions about iBooks Author"  Macworld 1/20
  • "Enthusiasm for iBooks Author marred by licensing, format issues" Ars Technica 1/20
  • "iBooks Author Rules: Audacious, No Big Deal Or Sign Of Wars To Come?" paidContent 1/20
  • "Developer Week in Review: Early thoughts on iBooks Author" O'Reilly Radar 1/20
  • "Use iBooks Author, only Apple can ever publish your work: Cupertino grants itself exclusive rights via EULA" The Register 1/20
  • "Why iBooks will never come to Mac OS" ZDNet 1/20
  • "An Examination of Apple's iBooks Author" eXtensions 1/20
  • "iBooks Author: You Can Sell Your 'Work' Elsewhere, Just Not In The Format Created By iBooks Author [Opinion] Cult of Mac 1/20
  • "My thoughts on iBook Author" asymco 1/20
  • "Why iBooks Author is a big deal for publishers: Now creators can make interactive books without becoming app developers"  Macworld 1/20
Press Releases
  • "MacForensicsLab 4.0 released" prMac 11:11 AM
  • "Softhing is proud to announce a new version of his software for Mac OS X: Entourage Email Archive X 6.1.0" Softhing 1/20
  • "Figment releases WeatherAlert for Mac OS X" prMac 1/20
  • "SintraWorks releases PDF Nomad 1.0 for Mac OS X - PDF Editor" prMac 1/20
  • "iPresentee Offers to Start the New Year with New Themes for iWeb" prMac 1/20
  • "Tutorial for You about Using 2D Video to 3D Converter for Mac" prMac 1/20
  • "FmPro Migrator 6.46 Builds Scalable Servoy 6 Apps From Legacy Databases" prMac 1/20
  • "SixtyFour App - Reduce memory overhead by opening apps in 32-bit mode" prMac 1/20
  • "Doremisoft PDF Converter Pro for Mac Free Upgrade to 2.0" prMac 1/20
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:47 PM
  • "How Santorum gets Apple to move from China to Charleston" Fortune 8:20 AM
  • "Week in Apple: Apple's textbook push, why Video pros are disgruntled, and more" Ars Technica 3:42 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Action Figure Designer Apologizes to Fans of Apple Founder: Pressure from the Apple founder's family: and Apple attorneys: led to the toy being pulled off the market." The Hollywood Reporter 5:17 PM
  • "Study: Algebra iPad app garners higher math scores over traditional textbooks" DigitalTrends 8:34 AM
  • "iPad-based Algebra boosts scores" iPad.Blorge 2:41 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' Figurine that Never Was and His Technology Wits" Technorati 9:43 AM
  • "Windows Phone Predicted to Displace iPhone" Computerworld 2:46 PM
  • "Activity Spotted For Two Future France Stores" ifoAppleStore 8:15 AM
  • "Paper iPads and iPhones help honor the deceased during Chinese New Year" The Next Web 11:55 AM
  • "Georges Clooney is Mac guy. What else?" Mac Amour 8:14 AM
  • "How much of the school tablet market belongs to Apple? 100% according to a survey of educational technology directors conducted in October" Fortune 1/20
  • "Textbooks e-volve with Apple: Harvard biologist, Hub publisher preview iPad app for schools" Boston Herald 1/20
  • "Foxconn Responds To CEO's 'Employees Are Animals' Comment" TechCrunch 1/20
  • "Google Tops Fortune's List of Best Companies to Work For" The Mac Observer 1/20
  • "Apple, Intel Cherry-Picking Talent From HP's WebOS Team" CRN 1/20
  • "Samsung Gears Up for Super Bowl Spot With Another Anti-Apple Ad" AllThingsD 1/20
  • "'We just got Samsunged'" BetaNews 1/20
  • "China Telecom-Compatible iPhone Gets Regulatory Nod" WSJ Blogs 1/20
  • "Apple clears another regulatory hurdle to bring iPhone to China Telecom" IDG News Service 1/20
  • "China Telecom launch imminent as iPhone gets crucial CDMA-2000 network access license?" 9 to 5 Mac 1/20
  • "Is Apple Helping its Rivals to Sell More Phones During Lunar New Year?" M.I.C. Gadget 1/20
  • "Apple's Lunar New Year Snub of China Could Benefit Samsung" eWeek 1/20
  • "Out-of-stock Apple set to lose out during China's $64bn New Year sales" The Next Web 1/20
  • "IPhone Scarcity During Chinese New Year May Benefit Samsung" Bloomberg 1/20
  • "Microsoft Joins Apple in Public Support of Same-Sex Marriage" The Mac Observer 1/20
  • "Apple Reportedly looking to open Apple Stores in India" The Next Web 1/20
  • "Apple Set To Open Retail Store Within London's World Famous Harrods Department Store [Rumor] Cult of Mac 1/20
  • "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 1/20
Non-Apple News
  • "Disney Keeps 10-Person Board After Jobs's Death, Departures" Bloomberg 1/20
  • "Street stays bullish on Google despite miss: Shares fall on results, but analysts say core business is strong" MarketWatch 1/20
  • "Google Maps gets UK train travel info" ZDNet UK 1/20
  • "New Google accounts automatically register users for Gmail, Google+" ZDNet 1/20
  • "Google Abandons Anonymous Accounts With New Signup Form" Webmonkey 1/20
  • "Tech the star at NAMM musical instrument show" USA Today 1/20
  • "Nokia Launching Windows Phone 7 Handsets for China in First Half of 2012" IDG News Service 1/20
  • "Tinseltown offensive: Studios strike back with $3M SOPA ad blitz" New York Post 1/20
  • "OpenSSL fixes DoS flaw introduced by critical DTLS patch" IDG News Service 1/20
  • "LG Spectrum Android Smartphone Coming to Verizon" eWeek 1/20
  • "ARM not worried about Intel foray into handheld device platforms, says ARM executive" DigiTimes 1/20
  • "Acer, Asustek, Lenovo to offer Thunderbolt ultrabook PCs in 2Q12" DigiTimes 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "Wipro's Third-Quarter Profit Beats Estimates as Orders, Rupee Boost Sales" Bloomberg 1/20
  • "10 Sites Skewered by Anonymous, Including FBI, DOJ, U.S. Copyright Office" Techland 1/20
  • "Anonymous in revenge attack for MegaUpload shutdown" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1/20
  • "Hackers retaliate over Megaupload website shutdown" BBC 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "Publisher Terry McGraw on Steve Jobs and Digital Textbooks: 'This Was His Vision'" [Interview] AllThingsD 1/20
  • "Apple working to adopt 802.11ac 5G Gigabit WiFi this year" AppleInsider 2:45 PM
  • "iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Receive First Untethered Jailbreak" PC Magazine 5:19 PM
  • "Apple Patents the Ultra Wide Touchpad for Notebooks" Tom's Hardware 7:50 PM
  • "Apple patent outlines Siri plans for 2012" 1/20
  • "Dev Team Releases Important A5 Jailbreak Details" iDownload Blog 1/20
  • "Battery Patent Application Hints at Thinner Apple Devices" The Mac Observer 1/20
  • "Thunderbolt gains support from Acer, Asus, Lenovo, but can it topple USB 3.0?" DigitalTrends 1/20
  • "Acer, Asustek, Lenovo expected to begin adopting Thunderbolt this spring" AppleInsider 1/20
  • "Year of the MacBook Air?, Can Ultrabooks Compete with MacBook Air?, IDrive Online Backup, and More" Low End Mac 1/20
  • "Apple World's #1 PC Vendor, 40+ Secret Lion Features, Matias Mac/iPhone Keyboards, and More" Low End Mac 1/20
  • "Is the iPad a PC?, Business Professionals Embrace iPad, TurboTax Goes Fully Mobile, and More" Low End Mac 1/20
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "SDBALL (Like NES Super Dodgeball) For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:29 AM
  • "Great Little War Game HD For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 10:29 AM
  • "TapDot For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:29 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 29 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:20 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models" MacReviewZone 4:37 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models" MacReviewZone 4:37 PM
  • "Friend Battle For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 1/20
  • "DJ Pauly D -Beat That Boardwalk For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/20
  • "Bubble Birds For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/20
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 18 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 1/20
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 1/20
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/20
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/20
  • "iPad Buyer's Guide -Prices Up To $100 Off Original Price -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 1/20
  • "Refurbished Macs: Return of the $519 Mac mini; $929 iMac" FairerPlatform 1/20

  • "Review: Olloclip Quick Connect Lens for iPhone 4 and 4S" Canadian Reviewer 11:11 AM
  • "Review: Copper River Bag Co. Voyager Bag for iPad" iMore 8:25 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews:OWC 3G SSD" YMP Now 7:55 AM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and July, 2011, 13 Inch Macbook Air 1.8GHz" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 1/20
  • "Inkling Digital Pen Review" Mac|Life 1/20
  • "Just Mobile's AluPen Pro stylus is a beauty for businesses" Macworld 1/20
  • "Fidelio DS3800W review: SoundRing technology creates decent audio in a compact wireless speaker" Macworld UK 1/20
  • "Review + giveaway: Choiix Wake Up Folio for iPad 2" iMore 1/20
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple Cards can send real greeting cards from your iPhone for $4.99" Canadian Reviewer 2:49 PM
  • "vokul voice control app for iOS review" AppleTell 8:59 AM
  • "DiabetesPilot for iPhone: Diabetes management in your pocket (review)" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "Review: Smash Cops by Hutch" MacTrast 7:49 PM
  • "These fantasy sports iPhone apps are worthy of their own store" Appolicious 8:34 AM
  • "Hands-on: iBooks 2 introduces interface changes, pop quizzes" Ars Technica 1/20
  • "Smarten up for free with Apple's iTunes U app" ITworld 1/20
  • "The Most Awesomest, Coolest, Usable Note Taking App Isn't On The Mac" Mac 360 1/20
  • "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] 1/20
  • "Codosaurus Review: On-the-go Web page editor is useful, but limited" Macworld 1/20
  • "The Adventures of Peter Pan Flies Onto the iPad" Wired 1/20
  • "Savvy Review: Consumers get a new weapon in shopping." 148Apps 1/20
  • "'Jazz: Trump's Journey' Review - Perdido Street Platformer Blues" Touch Arcade 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "'Time of Heroes' Review – Time to Sharpen Your Tactical Skills" Touch Arcade 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "Feed 'Em Up Review: Cute and loveable looking but beneath this predictable surface is a challenging puzzle game." 148Apps 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "How To Fix 'Error Establishing Database Connection' While Jailbreaking With Absinthe" Cult of Mac 1/20
  • "Daily Tip: How to set a triple-click action for your iPhone Home button" iMore 10:37 AM
  • "3 Great Siri Tweaks for Your Newly Jailbroken iPhone 4S" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Daily Tip: How to set your iPhone or iPad calendar entries for different time zones" iMore 1/20
  • "Obama sparred with Steve Jobs over outsourcing" Politico 5:18 PM
  • "Amazon: 'Primed' to disrupt Apple's textbook plans?" ZDNet 2:47 PM
  • "Will Apple Finally Embrace Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability W/ Tim Cook At Helm?" Green Conduct 2:47 PM
  • "A Quick Take on Apple's part in Kodak's history" Applepeels 2:45 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: Apple Schools the Textbook Industry" The Mac Observer 2:42 PM
  • "Apple and Unbridled Capitalism" Daily Kos 11:57 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: The unbearable lightness of analyzing Apple" Macworld 9:24 AM
  • "Steve Jobs rumored to have shot down Push Pop Press for iBooks Author" AppleInsider 1/20
  • "Apple: School should center on the iPad"  CNN 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "Apple textbook domination? Not so fast.: A look at the math behind yesterday's iBooks announcement."  Fortune 1/20
  • "Will Apple's Textbook Initiative Help Grow the Market?" PadGadget 1/20
  • "Stock Talk: Why Apple's textbook announcement matters" iMore 1/20
  • "Studying up on Apple's new education apps" Appolicious 1/20
  • "Looking Forward to the Next Round of Innovation" Tech.pinions 1/20
  • "Apple Embroiled in iBook Publishing Controversy" Minyanville 1/20
  • "Opinion: The Apple Education Announcement Falls Short" Wired 1/20
  • "Apple's iBooks Textbooks initiative is a welcome and natural progression" ZDNet 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "Apple's iBooks 2 was Steve Jobs' 'vision,' textbook publisher says" CNET News 1/20
  • "Hey Apple: Here's A Company That's Already Disrupting Education" Business Insider 1/20
  • "Teacher: We're Not Going To Buy A Bunch Of iPads At My School" Business Insider 1/20
  • "Apple's iBooks Textbooks: 4 Reasons to Be Skeptical" Techland 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "Video: Will the iPad kill off paper text books?" [Video Report] The Globe and Mail 1/20
Apple Op/Ed
  • "Apple claims to own patents Kodak is using to get loans" Electronista 1/20
  • "Apple iOS, Google Android feared to be hitting middle age as five year old platforms" AppleInsider 1/20
  • "Enterprise Networking: Apple iOS Is Gaining On Google Android: Eight Reasons Why" [Slideshow] eWeek 1/20
  • "Inside Apple: The 'Cult Of Secrecy' Is So Pervasive They Paint Over Windows And Change Locks On Doors" Business Insider 1/20
  • "Republican Presidential candidates ponder on Apple outsourcing gadget-making to China" 9 to 5 Mac 1/20
  • "Apple's compelling enterprise strategy" Mac.Blorge 1/20
  • "Dell XPS 13 Takes on the MacBook Air" Low End Mac 1/20
  • "How Apple could disrupt the Enterprise"  ZDNet 1/20
  • "Will Apple put Siri in everything?" GigaOM 1/20
  • "Windows Phone Will Be More Popular Than iOS In Just Three Years... What? [Report] Cult of Mac 1/20
  • "German Court Shoots Down Samsung Patent in Fight with Apple" The Mac Observer 1/20
  • "It's An Outrage We Can't Play These Classic Videogames On Our Phones" Business Insider 10:37 AM
  • "Megaupload case proves we don't need SOPA or PIPA" GigaOM 1/20
  • "After a rough six months, Netflix marketing chief steps down" GigaOM 1/20
  • "Apple And Google Seek To Defy 10-Year Smartphone OS Life Cycle"  Forbes 1/20
  • "Foxconn chairman compares his workforce to 'animals'" ZDNet 1/20
  • "5 TV-buying tips for watching the big game" CNET Reviews 1/20
  • "Plugwise wards off vampire energy consumption" ZDNet 1/20
  • "Dear Congress, guess what? We already have copyright laws." ZDNet 1/20
  • "SOPA, PIPA postponed: Nice work, everyone" ZDNet 1/20
  • "The 6 Facebook Timeline Apps to Check Out First" Wired 1/20
  • "Why IT managers should look east in 2012" V3 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "Asus Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich Update" HotHardware 1/20
  • "The best new Android tablets: Do they stand a chance?" MSNBC 1/20
  • "AT&T rate hike unnecessary given typical data use?" MSNBC 1/20
  • "4 cloud myths that won't go away" InfoWorld 1/20
  • "Despite whacking Windows, Linux gets too little respect" InfoWorld 1/20
  • "Tips for Facebook Timeline Apps: Beware What You Share" CIO 1/20
  • "What Megaupload's Demise Teaches about Cloud Storage" PCWorld 1/20
  • "Did Anonymous Undo The Goodwill Built Up By 'The Internet' This Week?" Forbes 1/20
  • "Anonymous Retaliates For Megaupload Raids: 10 Key Facts" InformationWeek 1/20
  • "In Defense of Jerry Yang" Forbes 1/20
  • "What if RIM Farmed Out the BlackBerry Device Business?" AllThingsD 1/20
  • "Kindle Fire: Normal is as normal does" Tech.Blorge 1/20
  • "Android Market Not Fragmented? Perhaps A New Naming Structure?" MacNews 1/20
  • "Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The MegaUpload Closure Leaves Users Unable To Access Their Files" TechCrunch 1/20
  • "Cupertino Is Becoming Cappuccino" PCWorld 7:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sign up for an interview with TUAW at Macworld|iWorld 2012" TUAW 8:45 PM
  • "Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week" Business Insider 5:12 PM
  • "Magnus Is One Beautiful Low-Profile Magnetic iPad Stand" Gizmodo 2:49 PM
  • "Origami stroller charges iPhone, has headlights but no airbags" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 2:47 PM
  • "Time Warner Cable app brings live TV to iPhone: App update brings total package to subscribers" TechRadar UK 2:47 PM
  • "iOS Apps Gone Free: Flick Soccer, Great Little War Game HD, Voicemod, And More" App Advice 10:34 AM
  • "Kinema - The Movie Database" prMac 5:12 PM
  • "Doozy 2.0 - Visual Productivity Gets a Huge Update" prMac 11:11 AM
  • "HTT Studio Releases Hidden Calculator Pro 1.0" prMac 9:47 AM
  • "ArcDNA Releases Major Update For College TA: Rise of The Phoenix" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "dash.up - a Tumblr client for iPhone is available in the App Store" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Panpipes Ho! Announces New Version of mScribble Music Improvisation App" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Stay Connected to Facebook, Twitter, Email, SMS with SocialBox for iPad" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Valentines Card Creator turns iPhones into V-day card creating machines" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Deep Space Lander HD 1.0 Released for iPad - Physics Based Space Game" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Touch 2 Report - Mobile survey application" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Jewel Frenzy an Insanely Addictive Yet Puzzle Game" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Chewy Balls HD - A New Game in the Town - Free to Download" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Kaenaa Corp releases next version of Hungry Yogi game for iOS" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "New iPhone/iPad App For Kids To Master Multiplication and Times Tables" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Scosche's iPad Mount Gives You the In-Car Entertainment Center You Couldn't Afford" Gizmodo 8:15 AM
  • "TouchTV: A Simple App for Snack-Size TV on the iPad" Techland 1/20
  • "iPad 2 And iPhone 4S Jailbreak Is Unleashed" AppleBitch 1/20
  • "The untethered Absinthe jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is now available" The Next Web 1/20
  • "MacIT conference puts enterprise shine on Apple platforms: iOS, Mac mobility a major theme for Macworld spinoff" Network World 1/20
  • "Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 now available" BGR 1/20
  • "Magic Feet Charges Keyboards, Mice Wirelessly" Wired 1/20
  • "Bleacher Report Arrives On iPad With New Team Stream App" TechCrunch 1/20
  • "UpNext Releases Amazingly Fluid 3D Mapping App On iPad And Android" TechCrunch 1/20
  • "Research and Markets: Smartphones: New User Paradigms and Behaviors" Business Wire 1/20
  • "Countdown to SolidWorks World 2012: 'Father of the iPod' to Keynote" Business Wire 1/20
  • "Student Math Scores Jump 20 Percent with HMH Algebra Curriculum for Apple® iPad®; App Transforms Classroom Education" Business Wire 1/20
  • "Numark and Akai Release New iPad Accessories for Musicians and DJs" PadGadget 1/20
  • "Empower Apple iPad-Carrying Students With WaterField's Protective, Stylish Cases" WaterField Designs 1/20
  • "TUNEMAX Energy Jacket for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4" USBfever 1/20
  • "USB OTG cable for iPad / iPad2 (Camera Connecter Kit, Dock to USB Female host)" USBfever 1/20
  • "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 1/20
  • "New PAD Tags Customize your iPad 2 Smart Cover" prMac 1/20
  • "Wallpapers - Inspiration Dormant for iPhone and iPad Adds Color to Life" prMac 1/20
  • "Fast Food Revenge App Launches Free Version" prMac 1/20
  • "Plannr School Puts a Day Planner in a Student's Pocket" prMac 1/20
  • "Award-winning educational developer releases the sequel Trunky Puzzles" prMac 1/20
  • "Sync Videos From Camera Roll Between iOS Devices Via iCloud" prMac 1/20
  • "Rapstar: Face Edition for iPhone - New, Portable Rap Video Studio" prMac 1/20
  • "AntiCrop for iPhone - First Photo Uncropping App in Existence" prMac 1/20
  • "Evil Square 1.0 for iOS - Fit Irregular Cubes and Pyramids Into a Square" prMac 1/20
  • "DoodleDesk - The Whiteboard for your Desktop" prMac 1/20
  • "Tharle Games introduces Jelly Links 1.0 for iOS - Puzzle Game" prMac 1/20
  • "Wordo 1.0 for iOS released - Brand New Word Puzzle Game" prMac 1/20
  • "Now Shipping: C.E.O. Hybrid iPad 2 Case now available in Four New Colors" prMac 1/20
  • "Discover the best password security solution on iOS with Alphapass" prMac 1/20
Computer Industry
  • "A Big Texan Breakthrough for the Internet of Things" The Motley Fool 8:52 PM
  • "Microsoft's Mixed Q2 and Its 'Philosophy Problem': Microsoft's latest quarterly Report shows one particularly worrying trend for the company: declining sales of its Windows OS: but that may not be as big a problem for Microsoft as the challenges it faces in refining its strategy and restoring its image as a tech powerhouse. 'This is a company with a lot of strengths,' said tech analyst Laura DiDio." E-Commerce Times 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel: Riding the Highs of Low Expectations/The tech titans offered cautionary views of the latest quarterly results amid a clouded personal-computer outlook. But Microsoft kept costs under control and gained in server software for corporations. And Intel forecast a big 2012 sales climb." Barron's 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 8 on Tablets a Necessity: Analyst" eWeek 5:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Mocks Apple's iBooks Author policies on Twitter" The Next Web 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Shares Reach Highest Level Since Spring 2010" [Paid Membership Required] 8:43 AM
  • "Former Microsoft Exec Declares Google Has Lost Control of the 'Fragmented' Android" PadGadget 8:53 AM
  • "Windows 8 Mobile Tablets & Broadband, Microsoft Looks Ahead" TechieInsider 8:53 AM
  • "IBM Releases Google Docs Competitor" eMoney Daily 8:53 AM
  • "IBM responsible for rise in illegal mining operation: Odisha FM Ghadei" Orissa Diary, India 9:01 AM
  • "Intel promotes Andy Bryant as executive chairman" CIOL 8:56 AM
  • "Intel shakes up management, appoints COO" MyBroadband 8:55 AM
  • "Intel Vows to Integrate 4G Tech into Chips." X-bit labs 8:55 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple stock worth twice Google's due to tidal shifts" Electronista 8:17 AM
Industry News
  • "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 1/20
  • "U.S. stocks gain for third week, near 6-month high: Microsoft, IBM lift Dow on Friday; Google drags on Nasdaq" MarketWatch 1/20
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed as GE, Google Earnings Rattle Confidence" TheStreet 1/20
  • "Stocks gain 2% for the week, despite slow Friday" CNNMoney 1/20
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Rise on Technology Shares" Bloomberg 1/20
  • "IBM Drives Dow Industrials Higher" FOXBusiness 1/20
  • "Dow Logs 4-Day Rally, Stocks Post Weekly Gain" CNBC 1/20
  • "Wall St slips on GE, Google results" Reuters 1/20
  • "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] 1/20
  • "Stocks: Cautious trading day ahead" CNNMoney 1/20
  • "Canadian stocks slip on unimpressive U.S. earnings" MarketWatch 1/20
  • "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] 1/20
  • "Asian Stocks Advance on U.S. Jobless Claims, Europe Debt Sales" Bloomberg 1/20
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks get lift from banks, exporters" MarketWatch 1/20
  • "European Stocks Snap 4-Day Winning Streak" [Paid Membership Required] 1/20
  • "European Stocks Drop From Five-Month High; Saint-Gobain, BP Fall" Bloomberg 1/20
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks snap four-day winning streak/Oils and miners pull shares back from week high; banks trade up" MarketWatch 1/20
  • "World stocks and euro rally fizzle; focus on US earnings" Reuters 1/20
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1/20
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1/20
  • "Intel plan draws yawn from chip-tools stocks: Chip maker's spending will be mostly for buildings, not equipment" MarketWatch 1/20

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