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Friday Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Secrets to Apple success: Displays/While it's common knowledge that Apple is a product trendsetter via the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air, its status as a standard setter is not as widely known."  CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Keeps Its Moat, and Its Future, Firmly Intact"  The Motley Fool 8:15 AM
  • "Living room plan is Apple's to the core" Telegraph 3:09 PM
  • "Why Apple says it can't build an iPhone in the US: It's not just about cheap labor — flexibility in staffing, supply chains and reconfiguring factories matter"  New York Times 1:03 PM
  • "A tale of Apple, the iPhone, and overseas manufacturing" CNET News 8:17 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Was Told Anti-Poaching Idea 'Likely Illegal'" Reuters 1:01 PM
  • "Can Apple still deliver an earnings surprise? The 18% gap between the Street's estimates and independents' suggests that it can" Fortune 2:44 PM
  • "Preview - Apple 2012: Smooth sailing, for the most part" Reuters 12:28 PM
  • "Apple's iBooks Author EULA is more and less evil than you think"  BetaNews 1:20 PM
  • "Examining iBooks Author from the Publisher Perspective" TidBITS 2:58 PM
  • "iBooks Author Requires Selling Original Books Through iBookstore, Says Apple's Controversial Contract" The Huffington Post 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Will Own Your Work With iBooks Author" App Advice 8:25 AM
  • "The App Store Guide – Take Two" ["What's the use of offering more than 500,000 wares if customers can't find their way through the gigantic bazaar? I know, I already harped on about the lack of curation in Apple's App Store, but that was 16 months ago...when the Store contained a 'mere' 250,000 apps."]  Monday Note 12:29 PM
  • "It's not about the numbers, it's about quality: I'll take app curation over raw numbers any day"  Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "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 1/21
  • "Exclusive: Jobs family absent from Disney board despite stake" Reuters 1/21
  • "Jobs' seat on Disney board not to be filled by widow or Trust" CNET News 1/21
  • "Apple schools us on the next wave of textbooks"  CNET News 1/21
  • "How schools are reacting to Apple's entry into education"  VentureBeat 1/21
  • "Apple's new vision of education: Can it do for learning what it did for music and mobile devices?" Computerworld 1/21
  • "Is There a Worm in Apple's E-Textbook Plans?"  WSJ Blogs 1/21
  • "Apple Just Incentivized Every College Kid To Get An iPad. As For High Schoolers..." TechCrunch 1/21
  • "On the Proprietary Nature of the iBooks Author File Format"  Daring Fireball 1/21
  • "Why iBooks Author is a Big Deal" TidBITS 1/21
  • "What Apple Is Wading Into: A Snapshot Of The K-12 Textbook Business" paidContent 1/21
  • "Apple iPad Textbook Initiatives Could Boost Bottom Line: Analyst" eWeek 1/21
  • "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 1/21
  • "Opinion: Apple puts users first in the enterprise" Computerworld 1/21
  • "iPod unit sales estimates for Q1 range from 9 to 18 million" Fortune 1/21
  • "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 1/21
  • "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 1/21
  • "Expanded lawsuit: publishers picked Apple to punish Amazon" Electronista 1/21
  • "Amended class-action lawsuit alleges Apple, publishers engaged in 'price-fixing conspiracy'" AppleInsider 1/21
  • "Apple Goes After The Galaxy Nexus' 'Slide To Unlock'" Redmond Pie 1/21
  • "Microsoft Mocks Apple's iBooks Author policies on Twitter" The Next Web 1/21
  • "Identity crisis: Why won't Outlook for Mac open its own messages!?" OfficeforMacHelp 12:29 PM
  • "RimAlbumArtDaemon is using all of my MacBook Pro resources" Mac Amour 1/21
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Re-running on empty" Macworld 1/20
  • "iTunes U: How to access iTunes U Course Manager" Apple Support 1/20
  • "Bean freeware word processor for OS X review" AppleTell 1:01 PM
  • "Mac Tip: Encode Video Files In Mac OS X Lion Directly In The Finder" MacTrast 8:26 AM
  • "Luca 'Grindhouse' plug-ins for Final Cut and After Effects review" AppleTell 1/21
  • "Break Time reminds you to take five" Macworld 1/21
  • "Mac Tip: Empty Trash Without Confirming" MacTrast 1/21
  • "Can I Read Kindle Ebooks On My Apple MacBook Or Windows PC?" Ask Dave Taylor! 1/21
  • "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 1/21
  • "Lion commentary also revolves around file systems, databases and documents - fundamental issues in computer systems design." MacInTouch 1/21
  • "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(); 1/21
  • "iBook Author's Interesting Terms and Conditions" Forbes 1/21
  • "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
  • "TRIM Enabler 2.0 for OS X Lion Released" AnandTech 5:05 PM
  • "MacForensicsLab 4.0 released" prMac 1/21
  • "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
  • "Tablet Visitors Spent 54% More Than Smartphone Visitors in 2011" Search Engine Watch 8:35 AM
  • "How The Magazine Industry Can Save Itself (Hint: Not iPad Apps)" paidContent 2:52 PM
  • "Selling used iTunes tracks? ReDigi insists it's legal" Ars Technica 5:05 PM
  • "A Foxconn Breakdown: It's Strengths, Strangeness, and Scrutiny" PC Magazine 7:10 PM
  • "iPad factory misery leads to suicides" Toronto Star 5:59 PM
  • "How U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/21
  • "How Santorum gets Apple to move from China to Charleston" Fortune 1/21
  • "Week in Apple: Apple's textbook push, why Video pros are disgruntled, and more" Ars Technica 1/21
  • "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 1/21
  • "Study: Algebra iPad app garners higher math scores over traditional textbooks" DigitalTrends 1/21
  • "Steve Jobs' Figurine that Never Was and His Technology Wits" Technorati 1/21
  • "Windows Phone Predicted to Displace iPhone" Computerworld 1/21
  • "Activity Spotted For Two Future France Stores" ifoAppleStore 1/21
  • "Paper iPads and iPhones help honor the deceased during Chinese New Year" The Next Web 1/21
  • "Georges Clooney is Mac guy. What else?" Mac Amour 1/21
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 1/21
  • "iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Receive First Untethered Jailbreak" PC Magazine 1/21
  • "Apple Patents the Ultra Wide Touchpad for Notebooks" Tom's Hardware 1/21
  • "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
  • " Coupons Can Save $450 on a MacBook Pro Announces" PRWeb 8:43 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:26 AM
  • "SDBALL (Like NES Super Dodgeball) For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/21
  • "Great Little War Game HD For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 1/21
  • "TapDot For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/21
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 29 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 1/21
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models" MacReviewZone 1/21
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models" MacReviewZone 1/21

  • "Review: XtremeMac Zip Folio for iPad 2" MacTrast 1:02 PM
  • "Review: Copper River Bag Co. Voyager Bag for iPad" iMore 1/21
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews:OWC 3G SSD" YMP Now 1/21
  • "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
  • "iTunes U vs. Blackboard – A Look at Apple's New Online System" PadGadget 5:38 PM
  • "Love JRPGs? Try Ash II: Shadows for iPad" PadGadget 9:29 PM
  • "Apple Cards can send real greeting cards from your iPhone for $4.99" Canadian Reviewer 1/21
  • "vokul voice control app for iOS review" AppleTell 1/21
  • "DiabetesPilot for iPhone: Diabetes management in your pocket (review)" ZDNet 1/21
  • "Review: Smash Cops by Hutch" MacTrast 1/21
  • "These fantasy sports iPhone apps are worthy of their own store" Appolicious 1/21
  • "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 1/21
  • "3 Great Siri Tweaks for Your Newly Jailbroken iPhone 4S" iDownload Blog 1/21
  • "Daily Tip: How to set your iPhone or iPad calendar entries for different time zones" iMore 1/20
  • "The Tech Guy: iPad Textbooks" WAAY TV 8:46 PM
  • "Does it make sense for the Apple TV to become a DVR too?" Ars Technica 7:15 PM
  • "Apple Corporatist BS: 'American manufacturers can't compete unless they use cheap foreign labor.'" Daily Kos 7:09 PM
  • "Why Apple doesn't manufacture iPhones in Rhode Island" WPRI 7:08 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 6:20 PM
  • "iBooks Textbooks: Not Exactly Innovation in Education" TidBITS 6:14 PM
  • "Apple And Agglomeration" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:58 PM
  • "What the world needs now: an iOS laptop"  CNET News 2:52 PM
  • "Why the iPhone Isn't Building a New U.S. Middle Class"  The Atlantic Wire 2:53 PM
  • "The poor get poorer and the rich get richer with Apple's iPad-based textbooks" ZDNet 2:47 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Freaked Out A Month Before First iPhone Was Released And Demanded A New Screen" Business Insider 1:01 PM
  • "What If Apple Put America First?" Slate 12:32 PM
  • "Should Apple Make Its Products In The U.S.?" Cult of Mac 12:31 PM
  • "Why Apple's products are 'Designed in California' but 'Assembled in China'" TUAW 9:11 AM
  • "This Article Explains Why Apple Makes iPhones In China And Why The U.S. Is Screwed" Business Insider 8:34 AM
  • "Apple's overseas manufacturing operations offer flexibility, not just savings - Report" AppleInsider 8:25 AM
  • "What Gadgets Can an iPad Replace?" Yahoo! News 8:11 AM
  • "iBooks and eBooks: Comments and Ideas on Apple's iBookstore Advances" eXtensions 8:09 AM
  • "Obama sparred with Steve Jobs over outsourcing" Politico 1/21
  • "Amazon: 'Primed' to disrupt Apple's textbook plans?" ZDNet 1/21
  • "Will Apple Finally Embrace Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability W/ Tim Cook At Helm?" Green Conduct 1/21
  • "A Quick Take on Apple's part in Kodak's history" Applepeels 1/21
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: Apple Schools the Textbook Industry" The Mac Observer 1/21
  • "Apple and Unbridled Capitalism" Daily Kos 1/21
  • "The Macalope Weekly: The unbearable lightness of analyzing Apple" Macworld 1/21
  • "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
  • "How Gamer Parents Should Talk To Their Kids About Games" Forbes 3:53 PM
  • "It's An Outrage We Can't Play These Classic Videogames On Our Phones" Business Insider 1/21
  • "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 1/21
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Flowtation: A Stylized Take on Notification Center" iDownload Blog 8:35 AM
  • "Turn your iPad into a serious music-making machine with these new accessories" The Next Web 8:34 AM
  • "Polarbit and Pixelbite presents Penguin Palooza" prMac 3:51 PM
  • "Kimico Releases BookBuddy 4 - Now Utilizing Advanced Scanning Technology" prMac 8:34 AM
  • "Downshift Announces BroBot: Predicting Your Future One Byte at a Time" prMac 8:34 AM
  • "Transformoid for iPhone, iPad, iPod," prMac 8:34 AM
  • "iPhone app launched to reduce teenage pregnancy in Kent" Kent News, UK 8:17 AM
  • "Sign up for an interview with TUAW at Macworld|iWorld 2012" TUAW 1/21
  • "Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week" Business Insider 1/21
  • "Magnus Is One Beautiful Low-Profile Magnetic iPad Stand" Gizmodo 1/21
  • "Origami stroller charges iPhone, has headlights but no airbags" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 1/21
  • "Time Warner Cable app brings live TV to iPhone: App update brings total package to subscribers" TechRadar UK 1/21
  • "iOS Apps Gone Free: Flick Soccer, Great Little War Game HD, Voicemod, And More" App Advice 1/21
  • "Kinema - The Movie Database" prMac 1/21
  • "Doozy 2.0 - Visual Productivity Gets a Huge Update" prMac 1/21
  • "HTT Studio Releases Hidden Calculator Pro 1.0" prMac 1/21
  • "ArcDNA Releases Major Update For College TA: Rise of The Phoenix" prMac 1/21
  • "dash.up - a Tumblr client for iPhone is available in the App Store" prMac 1/21
  • "Panpipes Ho! Announces New Version of mScribble Music Improvisation App" prMac 1/21
  • "Stay Connected to Facebook, Twitter, Email, SMS with SocialBox for iPad" prMac 1/21
  • "Valentines Card Creator turns iPhones into V-day card creating machines" prMac 1/21
  • "Deep Space Lander HD 1.0 Released for iPad - Physics Based Space Game" prMac 1/21
  • "Touch 2 Report - Mobile survey application" prMac 1/21
  • "Jewel Frenzy an Insanely Addictive Yet Puzzle Game" prMac 1/21
  • "Chewy Balls HD - A New Game in the Town - Free to Download" prMac 1/21
  • "Kaenaa Corp releases next version of Hungry Yogi game for iOS" prMac 1/21
  • "New iPhone/iPad App For Kids To Master Multiplication and Times Tables" prMac 1/21
  • "Scosche's iPad Mount Gives You the In-Car Entertainment Center You Couldn't Afford" Gizmodo 1/21
Computer Industry
  • "A Microsoft Turnaround in the Making: Ballmer gets Religion" Forbes 1:01 PM
  • "2 Things That Should Scare You About Microsoft's Earnings Report" The Motley Fool 2:53 PM
  • "Another Analyst Firm Says That Windows Phone Will Beat The iPhone By 2015" Business Insider 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Phone predicted to overtake iOS by 2015" Recombu 8:45 AM
  • "Is Windows 8 on Intel coming sooner rather than later?" CNET News 8:47 PM
  • "Tech firms score with offline ads: Microsoft, Google have seen their market share moving up rapidly after promotions on television" Business Standard 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Brags About Windows 8 Mobile Broadband Improvements" Brunei News 8:45 AM
  • "Intel names Mooly Eden to lead Israel operations" Reuters 8:13 AM
  • "Intel appoints Mooly Eden as Israel manager: After nine years in the US, Mooly Eden is moving back to Israel to replace Intel Israel general manager Maxine Fassberg." Globes [online] 8:42 AM
  • "Intel posts record results, make management changes" ITP Technology 8:44 AM
  • "'Ultra' in name only: the failures of Intel's Ultrabook rules" Ars Technica 4:16 PM
  • "They Just Don't Get Intel!" [Video Report] TheStreet 8:25 AM
  • "RIM CEOs to Give Up Top Posts in Shuffle" [Paid Membership Required] 8:46 PM
  • "New RIM chief executive admits to challenges" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:55 PM
  • "BlackBerry maker CEOs step down as pressure mounts" Reuters 8:55 PM
  • "Bowing to Critics and Market Forces, RIM's Co-Chiefs Step Aside" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:46 PM
  • "RIM Replaces CEOs as it Struggles to Answer Apple" Bloomberg 8:56 PM
  • "RIM's co-CEOs to step down" CNET News 8:59 PM
  • "Endgame: RIM's Ballisille, Lazaridis To Step Down From CEO Roles" paidContent 8:56 PM
  • "RIM's Co-CEOs stepping down, replaced by COO Thorsten Heins" The Next Web 8:46 PM
  • "FCC chairman Julius Genachowski calls for SOPA compromise" VentureBeat 12:28 PM
  • "Can cloud unravel the data-sharing puzzle?" ZDNet UK 8:24 AM
  • "Be Wary Of Google: A Price Ceiling Is Imminent" Seeking Alpha 8:55 AM
  • "Google Searches for Niche Role in Europe: New Head for Northern and Central Region Aims to Meet E-Commerce Needs of Businesses in Different Markets" [Paid Membership Required] 9:29 PM
  • "The Problem With Google" Forbes 9:11 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple stock worth twice Google's due to tidal shifts" Electronista 1/21
Industry News
  • "With Nasdaq soaring, is 2012 tech's breakout year?" Associated Press 3:18 PM
  • "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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