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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, January 24, 2012


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Jury to decide Apple's $1 billion patent suit vs Samsung. Does Apple keep most of the money, a fraction of it, or none at all? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Monday Highlights: Lawsuits, legal issues abound today, jurists deliberate Apple vs. Samsung award; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple will, and should, lose the patent trial vs. Samsung; Powerbeats headphone lawsuit vs Apple given go ahead by judge; Cupertino looking to "squeeze extra taxes out of Apple"; Apple removing CallKit apps from China App Store; meanwhile, in the UK, Google faces possible $4.3 billion lawsuit over iPhone privacy; Apple drops a spot in Fortune 500, from 3 to 4; TeenSafe app compromised, thousands of Apple IDs exposed; former Siri speech scientist at Apple now working for Microsoft; and "Don't be evil" no longer part of Google's code of conduct; Apple Gazette opines on MacBook Pro keyboard lawsuit.

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Apple Q1 Results
  • "Apple Reports First Quarter Results: Highest Quarterly Revenue and Earnings Ever" ["The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $26.74 billion and net quarterly profit of $6 billion, or $6.43 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 44.7 percent compared to 38.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter's revenue."]  Apple 3:45 PM
  • "Apple Shines In First Quarter Without Steve Jobs: Apple Inc. proved it could manage just fine in its first quarter without co-founder Steve Jobs, recording its highest quarterly profit and revenue on the strength of iPhone and iPad sales." [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Apple returns to form, blows Wall Street targets away" Reuters 9:30 PM
  • "Apple's $46 billion sales set new tech record" CNNMoney 4:11 PM
  • "Apple: FY Q1 Crushes Street Ests; Revs $46.33B; EPS $13.87; 37M iPhones; 15.4M iPads; Cash Now $97.6B" Forbes 4:08 PM
  • "Apple Q1 2012: $46.33B revenue, record $13.06B profit with $13.87EPS, 37.04M iPhones, 15.43M iPads sold" The Next Web 4:08 PM
  • "Apple's staggering Q1 earnings by the numbers" VentureBeat 4:33 PM
  • "iPhone 4S propels Apple to massive earnings: Any doubts that Apple's iPhone 4S was a lame duck were erased with Apple's quarterly earnings." CNET News 4:11 PM
  • "Apple Kills Earnings Critics... Almost $100 Billion in Cash & Liquidity" 24/7 Wall St. 4:07 PM
  • "Apple: 315 million cumulative iOS device sales; more than 85 million iCloud users as of today" The Next Web 4:28 PM
  • "Apple's Profit Doubles on Holiday iPhone 4S Sales" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:32 PM
  • "Apple's revenue surges, blows away targets" Reuters 4:32 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone Outsells All Android Phones Combined at Verizon" DailyTech 4:08 PM
  • "iPhone Accounted for 55% of Verizon's Q4 2011 Sales" MacTrast 4:08 PM
  • "Apple now largest computer maker, sold more iPads alone than HP sold PCs" AppleInsider 8:21 PM
Apple News
  • "Apple to Hold Company Town Hall Discussing 'Exciting New Things' at Apple" MacRumors 7:27 PM
  • "Apple and the American economy" ["Here we have a company that's been phenomenally successful, making products people love and directly creating nearly 50,000 American jobs in doing so, criticised for not locating its manufacturing operations in America, even as Americans complain to Apple about the working conditions of those doing the manufacture abroad ... It isn't enough for Apple to have changed the world with its innovative consumer electronics. It must also rebuild American manufacturing, and not just any manufacturing: the manufacturing of decades ago when reasonable hours and high wages were the norm."]  The Economist 10:03 AM
  • "Apple Inc.: 10 Astonishing Facts/While Apple added 8,000 people to its American workforce last year, some people contend that wasn't enough. And although Apple's overall U.S. employement is at an all-time high, there are those who believe Apple bears an obligation to push those numbers even higher." Forbes 7:41 AM
  • "Apple's Q1: The iPhone 4S will carry the day: Wall Street is expecting fiscal first quarter earnings of $10.08 a share on revenue of $38.85 billion." ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "All Eyes on Apple Earnings" [Video Report] MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "A guide to Apple's guidance: What to make of those pesky forward-looking statements in today's earnings Report" Fortune 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's results hinge on the iPhone question" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "Dutch appeals court says Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn't infringe Apple's design right"  Foss Patents 8:05 AM
  • "Apple again loses Dutch bid for Samsung tablet ban"  Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Loses Dutch Appeal to Block Samsung Tablets" [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Samsung wins against Apple in the Netherlands on tablet design: Apple's products do not warrant the intellectual property protections that it claims, Samsung said" IDG News Service 12:12 PM
  • "Apple loses appeal over Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Dutch court" BBC 11:45 AM
  • "Apple denied Samsung Galaxy sales ban in Dutch court" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "The iBooks Profitability Puzzle: Apple's new iBooks textbook market saw lots of activity over the weekend as users downloaded 350,000 copies of books, according to Global Equities Research. If iBooks catches on in a big way, it'll certainly be profitable to Apple. But whether it will be a good deal for authors and publishers has yet to be determined." MacNewsWorld 8:07 AM
  • "Apple: 3 million iTunes U, 600,000 iBooks Author app downloads in 5 days" The Next Web 4:30 PM
  • "Apple: iCloud Now Has 85 Million Users" TechCrunch 4:28 PM
  • "iBooks Author EULA restrictions invite antitrust concerns" Ars Technica 9:44 AM
  • "EFI Firmware Update Brings Lion Internet Recovery to Mid-2010 13-Inch MacBook Pro" MacRumors 8:05 AM
  • "Mac OS X Lion Recreated With CSS3" iClarified 2:12 PM
  • "Why Doesn't My Mac Wake From Sleep? [Ask MacRx] Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "iCloud bug creates thousands of duplicate bookmarks" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Moving your home folder in OS X" MacFixIt 8:49 PM
  • "The Pros And Cons Of Google Music vs. Amazon Music vs. iTunes On A Mac" Mac 360 7:34 AM
  • "Tired Of The iTunes Mess? Try A Free Alternative Music Player On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:33 AM
  • "10.7: Unlock screens using any admin password" Mac OS X Hints 10:05 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Adding New Voices For Text To Speech In Mac OS X Lion" MacTrast 8:13 AM
  • "Quickly create new Sticky notes" Macworld 8:07 AM
  • "Editorial: iCloud Integration With Finder" AppleBitch 11:00 AM
  • "7 days living with....the other computer (Apple Mac OS X): I'm a PC...." Pocket-lint 9:08 AM
  • "Why Apple's Restrictive iBooks Author Rules May Not Be Legally Enforceable" ReadWriteWeb 3:27 PM
  • "IBooks Author Looks Good -- Now How About IBooks On The Mac?" MacNews 8:36 AM
  • "Top 70 Requests for Final Cut Pro X: January 24th, 2012 (early 2012)." 7:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "At MacIT Conference, Austin Convention Center To Present FileMaker-based iPad App That Earned 200% ROI: City of Austin IT staff will cover their use of FileMaker Go, the top-selling business database app for iPad and iPhone" Business Wire 3:03 PM
  • "Artlantis 4 Plugins available, plus update" Architosh 1:07 PM
  • "Opera 11.61 is released -- get it now!" BetaNews 12:09 PM
  • "RipIt 1.6.2 adds popular titles, tweaks features" FairerPlatform 10:18 AM
  • "Bare Bones Software Releases Yojimbo 3.0.3 and Yojimbo: for iPad 1.0.4" Bare Bones Software 10:05 AM
  • "Read Intego's Year in Mac Security 2011 Report" Intego 8:13 AM
  • "Cultures: Northland discovers the Mac App Store" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "MBS FileMaker Plugin 2.5 for OS X/Windows - 765 Functions In One Plugin" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Mindwrap Releases FiledRight Document Management System" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "ContaxCRM Version 3 - Premium Small Business CRM for Mac OSX and Windows" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Vitamin-R 1.77 refines the visual notifications" prMac 7:54 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Q1 2012 conference call live chat" iMore 4:29 PM
  • "Live: Apple's fiscal Q1 2012 results call" iPodNN 4:28 PM
  • "Apple's Q1 2012: $46.3B In Revenue, 37M iPhones And 15.4M iPads Sold" [Live blog] TechCrunch 4:08 PM
  • "Live Event: Apple First Quarter Earnings (2012)" Macworld 4:08 PM
  • "MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple's Q112 Conference Call" MacDailyNews 4:05 PM
  • "Apple fiscal Q1 2012 call" MacNN 2:22 PM
  • "Liveblog: Apple's FY2012 Q1 earnings call this afternoon" Ars Technica 10:36 AM
  • "An Apple store is worth as much as the White House" CNNMoney 7:46 AM
  • "Book details Apple's 'packaging room,' Steve Jobs's interest in advanced cameras" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "'Inside Apple' offers a glimpse into Apple's secret unboxing room" 9 to 5 Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Has an Unboxing Room to Test Hundreds of Variants of their Product Packaging" MacRumors 8:07 AM
  • "Steve Jobs rumored to have explored Lytro light-field camera company as part of his plan to re-invent photography" iMore 8:14 AM
  • "Apple expects its new employees to be their own IT department" The Next Web 12:08 PM
  • "iPads in class energize kids as teachers test how to use them/Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content:" Denver Post 11:08 AM
  • "'Apple University' Trains Future Apple Executives with Focus on Missteps of Apple and Others" MacRumors 9:22 AM
  • "Verizon Posts Loss on Pension Costs as IPhone Boosts Expenses" Bloomberg 8:12 AM
  • "Verizon rides iPhone 4S, LTE in Q4 at expense of profit margins" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "Verizon's 4.2 million new iPhones came at a steep cost" CNNMoney 10:43 AM
  • "Obama to honor wife of late Apple visionary's, Jobs" AFP 2:14 PM
  • "President Obama has invited Steve Jobs wife Laurene to State of the Union address" The Next Web 2:14 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' widow to attend State of Union speech" MarketWatch 2:06 PM
  • "Android, Windows Phone Creep Up on iOS" Techworld 12:17 PM
  • "iPhone 4S survey shows many choose 64GB version" SlashGear 7:45 AM
  • "Study shows iPhone 4S customers' buying habits" TUAW 11:05 AM
  • "Virgin America Honors Steve Jobs With Jet Plane Name" Mashable 8:59 AM
  • "I Didn't Think Samsung Could Top Its Anti-Apple Ads... Until I Saw These" TechCrunch 2:23 PM
  • "iPhone, PS3 hacker Geohot no longer works for Facebook" ZDNet 3:08 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "RIM lineup leaked: More Curves, BlackBerry 10, and new PlayBook" CNET News 2:15 PM
  • "Full Circle: Boxee Brings OTA HDTV And Basic Cable To The Boxee Box" TechCrunch 1:23 PM
  • "HUD's up! Ubuntu creates menu-free GUI" The Register 1:28 PM
  • "Facebook Timeline Now Pushed To Everyone, Users Get A Week To Clean Up Profiles" TechCrunch 1:23 PM
  • "ST-Ericsson outlook bleak as large customer cuts orders" EE Times 11:11 AM
  • "European startup attempts many-core revolution" EE Times 11:11 AM
  • "'Metal Gear Rising' game to emerge from ashes" CNN 10:42 AM
  • "Online Tool Converts JavaScript Bookmarklets into Chrome Extensions" PCWorld 11:46 AM
  • "Google looks to speed up the Internet: The search giant proposes enhancements for the Web's TCP transport layer to reduce latency" InfoWorld 11:24 AM
  • "Rivals try to shame Google with 'don't be evil' search tool" Financial Times [Free Registration Required] 11:22 AM
  • "Rivals spar over Google+ traffic" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:16 AM
  • "Google+ Supports Most Nicknames, Only Some Pseudonyms" eWeek 11:14 AM
  • "Sony tablets, smartphones to get Android 4.0 upgrades" MSNBC 11:40 AM
  • "Sony and Panasonic brace for grim earnings season" Reuters 10:29 AM
  • "STMicroelectronics Posts Fourth-Quarter Loss as Demand for Chips Declines" Bloomberg 10:34 AM
  • "RIM's New Chair Stymiest Defends Résumé" [Paid Membership Required] 9:59 AM
  • "EMC earnings surge on strong storage demand" MarketWatch 10:02 AM
  • "TI Chief Calls Chip 'Bottom'" [Paid Membership Required] 9:49 AM
  • "Portland Makes Bid To Become Budding Techlandia" WSJ Blogs 9:48 AM
  • "Pulling Back Apple's Magic Curtain: Fortune's Lashinsky Talks About New Book (Video)" AllThingsD 12:06 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' biographer reflects on innovator" CBS News 9:45 AM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 121: On this episode of The Portable Podcast, host Carter Dotson talks to Lumi developer Foundation Games about bringing the title from Xbox to iOS, and with Life is Crime developer Red Robot Labs about bringing their location-based MMORPG to iOS from Android." 148Apps 8:18 AM
  • "Apple is likely the number one smartphone manufacturer, retaking spot from Samsung with 37 million iPhones sold" 9 to 5 Mac 4:28 PM
  • "Apple Reports monster quarter, ships 37M iPhones and 5.2M Macs" ZDNet 4:29 PM
  • "Apple: 37.04 million iPhones sold in Q1" ZDNet 4:29 PM
  • "Apple is biggest buyer of semiconductors, Gartner says: Rising sales of smartphones, tablets, and laptops pushed up Apple's semiconductor spending last year" IDG News Service 7:45 AM
  • "Apple takes the semiconductor spending crown as mobiles trump PCs" GigaOM 9:45 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Are Top Semiconductor Customers in 2011: Gartner" eWeek 11:34 AM
  • "Apple Worldwide Leader of Semiconductor Purchases in 2011" The Mac Observer 2:16 PM
  • "Happy 28th Birthday, Apple Macintosh!" MacDailyNews 10:19 AM
  • "The Macintosh 128k Turns 28" 512 Pixels 11:35 AM
  • "Happy 28th Birthday, Macintosh!" Low End Mac 2:13 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple woos top Sony Ericsson exec to head Latin America division" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Multi-Touch iPad E-Book Lets You Flip Pages Like a Deck of Cards" Wired 8:37 AM
  • "New iOS Hack Lets You Natively Tweet By Talking To Siri" TechCrunch 9:02 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Files Nine Trademark Applications for Siri in the US" Patently Apple 4:06 PM
  • "Apple Wins another Piece of the Telephonic MacBook Puzzle While new 2011 US Patent Statistics Prove the loonies Wrong Again" Patently Apple 10:37 AM
  • "Apple Patents Involve LED Backlight, Antenna, More" MacNews 10:14 AM
  • "Bug? Some Apple TVs Unable to Connect to Ad-Hoc Networks" The Mac Observer 8:01 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Death Rally For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:14 AM
  • "Super Powers For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $3.99)" Apple Sliced 10:14 AM
  • "Smack A Seal For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:14 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 6 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:13 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "Volumify 1.0 - Location Aware Sound Settings - Now 50% Off" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Purchase One License of PitStop Pro 10 and Receive Second At 50% Off" prMac 7:55 AM

  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and July, 2010, Mac Pro 2.8GHz Quad Core Xeon" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 10:22 AM
  • "Benchmarking the 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 Hard Drive" The Mac Observer 9:41 AM
  • "Otterbox's Defender offers impressive iPhone protection, ease of use" Macworld 12:09 PM
  • "Review + giveaway: iCooly PhoneStand for iPhone" iMore 8:14 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iBooks Review: New browsing experience impresses, though there are flaws" Macworld 8:12 AM
  • "CloudOn for iPad mini-review" BetaNews 11:38 AM
  • "Make your contact lists smarter on iPhone" Download 9:01 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Roads of Rome" AppleTell 8:00 AM
  • "Limbo review: Darkly delicious, Limbo is a platform puzzler that's cute and cruel in equal measure" Macworld UK 8:13 AM
  • "Jurassic Park: The Game, Episode 2 for iPad 2 review" AppleTell 8:00 AM
  • "'Order Up!! To Go' Review - Flipping Burgers Doesn't Seem So Bad" Touch Arcade 10:19 AM
  • "'Fantasy Chronicle' Review – An Old-school JRPG That's Light On Variety" Touch Arcade 8:15 AM
  • "Greedy Penguins See Food and Eat Seafood! – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 4:29 PM
  • "Super Meat Boy Review" Mac|Life 12:25 PM
  • "All Yoga Review: All Yoga is a full-featured mobile yoga experience that features a range of poses along with prebuilt or customizable sequences." 148Apps 12:12 PM
  • "Frederic Resurrection of Music HD Review: Chopin gets a contemporary and hilarious gaming makeover." 148Apps 11:05 AM
  • "Day One Review: Day One is a journal app that has some neat ideas such as syncing with a Mac app of the same name, but it needs a few more pertinent iOS features to be essential." 148Apps 9:02 AM
  • "Puzzlejuice Review: A challenging combination of word games and block busting." 148Apps 8:05 AM
  • "Breakout Boost+ Review: Breakout Boost+ is not a new game but a premium paid re-release of the app Atari released last year - with new levels, bonuses, and a new price." 148Apps 2:12 PM
  • "Monster Shooter Features Monsters Both Shooting and Being Shot At" 148Apps 8:39 AM
  • "Mac 101: Breathe new life into your Mac with a memory upgrade" GigaOM 2:12 PM
  • "Should I upgrade to the iPhone 4S for Siri?" CNET News 10:26 AM
  • "iOS 5: Automatic Recognition of UPS Tracking Code in Mail" Mac OS X Hints 10:05 AM
  • "Using an iOS device as an Apple TV remote camera" iLounge 9:22 AM
  • "Access Photos by Swiping Left from iPhone Camera App" OS X Daily 8:13 AM
  • "Will Apple's success kill the Mac as we know it?" ZDNet 9:26 PM
  • "Steve Jobs on Apple execs as outside directors: 'I don't even let Forstall out of the office'" 9 to 5 Mac 9:21 PM
  • "Even With a Huge Quarter, Apple is just getting Started" Tech.pinions 7:11 PM
  • "Claim Chowder: 'The iPad: In the Middle (of Nowhere)'" Daring Fireball 7:02 PM
  • "Why my iPad can't replace my laptop: It's the trackpad" CNET Reviews 2:15 PM
  • "iBooks textbook downloads roar" iPad.Blorge 12:38 PM
  • "iPad has become a big factor in African business" TUAW 12:38 PM
  • "iBooks Textbooks: Apple's New Billion Dollar Business" eWeek 11:45 AM
  • "Apple's 'Killer' iPhones, Killing Phone Company Margins" Forbes 11:38 AM
  • "Finally A Victory For PCs: HP, Dell Spend Millions More Than Apple On Google Adwords" Cult of Mac 10:56 AM
  • "Eddy Cue – Apple's wheeling and dealing negotiator" Edible Apple 10:56 AM
  • "Take that, Apple. Dutch court cool with Samsung Tab design" CNET News 10:26 AM
  • "The Dell XPS 13: An Ultrabook that Could Steal Customers From Apple"  Tech.pinions 10:06 AM
  • "Apple needs to learn from Android for iPad 3/Opinion: It's time to mix in the open sauce" TechRadar UK 10:04 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: The numbers game" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:47 AM
  • "I purchased a $50 iPad app. Seriously." ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Will Apple Redefine The Meaning of 'Earnings Blowout'?" AllThingsD 8:06 AM
  • "Apple blew $100 million on its HTC lawsuit, and all it got was this lousy post" Android Community 8:06 AM
  • "Apple's 'thermonuclear war' against Android is an expensive dud" VentureBeat 7:56 AM
  • "Can Apple Earnings Still Surprise Wall Street?" Cult of Mac 11:55 AM
  • "Apple's Prospects: Not Necessarily About Apple's Financials" The Tech Night Owl 7:40 AM
  • "Commentary: iBooks Author Elicits Mixed Reactions" MacMost 7:06 PM
  • "iPhone 5 is sixth generation, but likely to retain '5' moniker" Beatweek Magazine 2:07 PM
  • "Will Apple's iPhone 5 be the only camera you'll ever need?"  Computerworld 7:40 AM
  • "A Quirky Set of Technology Predictions for 2012" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:15 PM
  • "A free Microsoft Office alternative that's actually good" CNET News 2:14 PM
  • "The Disneyfication of Tech" Webmonkey 1:44 PM
  • "Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition review" V3 1:33 PM
  • "Video sums up every tech support call ever made" MSNBC 11:40 AM
  • "Ten technologies that will shake the CE World" EE Times 11:10 AM
  • "Private Cloud Adoption Growth Continues to Accelerate" eWeek 11:14 AM
  • "Cloud computing: Can start-up trump Amazon in the cloud? Cloud computing start-up Joyent has $85 million in venture funding and a new deal with Telefónica to compete with Amazon in cloud computing services." VentureBeat 10:41 AM
  • "Alienware x51 review: A proper, affordable gaming slim tower" CNET News 10:25 AM
  • "Ultrabooks: The Next Big Thing In Notebooks/Aren't notebooks and PCs in general on the way out as we adopt tablet and touch interfaces and everything else moves to the cloud? Not so fast." InformationWeek 10:30 AM
  • "Keen On... Brad Noble: Why Google's 'Search Plus Your World' Is Creepy (TCTV)" [Video Report] TechCrunch 1:22 PM
  • "Google's push for Google+ risks user ire -- and worse" InfoWorld 11:24 AM
  • "'Don't Be Evil' Gives Google Possible Antitrust Cover" Forbes 11:18 AM
  • "What's next for RIM's Jim Balsillie?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:22 AM
  • "No sale: Why a new owner can't save the BlackBerry" InfoWorld 11:24 AM
  • "New RIM CEO Staying the Course--Time to Jump Ship?" PCWorld 11:46 AM
  • "Thorsten Heins: Not the right CEO for RIM" Fortune 11:20 AM
  • "RIM RIP? How Heins can help save the company" TG Daily 1:26 PM
  • "Kodak Needed A Turnaround Lesson From Steve Jobs" Forbes 12:10 PM
  • "The Disneyfication of Tech" Webmonkey 11:01 AM
  • "Opinion: Why you should be angrier about NDAA than you were about SOPA" Gamasutra 8:36 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pogo Sketch Plus helps blur iPad's user-interface boundaries" CNET News 4:10 PM
  • "Hal Leonard and Pervasent Team to Reinvent Sheet Music on the iPad" PRWeb 3:26 PM
  • "Ultimate iPad 2 case roundup" CNET News 2:36 PM
  • "The Official KarenNet Macworld Party List V. 1.9: January 26-28, 2012 – San Francisco" Thomas PR 2:17 PM
  • "Siri capabilities expanded thanks to jailbreak apps" BGR 2:12 PM
  • "This Jailbreak Tweak Could Fix All Of Your iPhone 4S & iOS 5 Battery Life Problems" Cult of Mac 2:12 PM
  • "Novell pushes out GroupWise 2012 update with iPad support" V3 2:07 PM
  • "Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, now available on the app market" Oceanhouse Media 12:02 PM
  • "Digitize Film Movies With Your iPhone Using the LomoKino Adapter" Wired 10:33 AM
  • "Avaya Flare Communicator iPad App Launches: Flare, originally introduced as a desktop Video device for executives, now brings its UC capabilities to the Apple iPad." InformationWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Xobni Brings Contact Manager Smartr To The iPhone" TechCrunch 10:31 AM
  • "New iOS Hack Lets You Natively Tweet By Talking To Siri" TechCrunch 10:31 AM
  • "Stanford Athletics to pilot instant replay to fan's mobile devices" Insanely Great Mac 10:30 AM
  • "Speed Blazers Racing Onto The App Store Soon: Action and racing go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Speed Blazers already sounds delicious!" 148Apps 10:30 AM
  • "Perion Releases New PhotoJoy App for iPad and iPhone" Business Wire 10:19 AM
  • "Meridian Compensation Partners Unveils Exclusive, New iPad Application for Board Compensation Committee Members" Business Wire 10:18 AM
  • "New RetailMeNot Mobile Website Innovates the Online Coupon Experience on iOS and Android Handheld Devices" Business Wire 10:18 AM
  • "New Free Avery® App for the iPad® Mobile Digital Device Offers Easy, On-the-Go Avery® Label Printing" Business Wire 10:18 AM
  • "Acrobits' Video VoIP-SIP iPhone Application Challenges Skype™ and Apple's Facetime™" Business Wire 10:18 AM
  • "Naturespace 3-D Audio App Delivers a 'Wow' Moment Like No Other!" Business Wire 10:17 AM
  • "Xylem's Bell & Gossett ESP-System Syzer® Now Available as a Mobile App" Business Wire 10:17 AM
  • "macProVideo Launches MPVHub Audio Magazine" PRNewswire 10:16 AM
  • " iPhone App Serves Up Dining Deals On the Go" PRNewswire 10:16 AM
  • "Crimson (USA) LLC Announces New Colors and Finishes Have Been Added to Its Hugely Popular Aluminum Frame Case (AFC) for iPhone 4/4S Product Line" PRNewswire 10:15 AM
  • "Brother™ Color Inkjet All-in-One Units Now Support AirPrint™" PRNewswire 10:15 AM
  • "MSN iPad app launched with offline content access" T3 9:45 AM
  • "Dar-Soft releases PDF Forms 1.5.0 for iPad for comprehensive signing and filling of PDF documents" Dar-Soft Solutions 9:41 AM
  • "Crayon Stylus Makes Using the iPad Fun" PadGadget 8:59 AM
  • "Best Buy Launches Remote Control iOS App for Rocketboost Devices" PadGadget 8:59 AM
  • "Monty Python and the Holy Grail comes to Blu-ray March 6th, brings an iPad app" Engadget 8:59 AM
  • "How to Help the People Who Make Jailbreaking Possible" iDownload Blog 8:37 AM
  • "Mobile MORE Field Guide to Life App Keeps Addict On Road to Recovery" LAPTOP Magazine 8:07 AM
  • "VoiceUtils makes your iPhone 4S wish into a Siri command (Video)" Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "'Lets Draw Lines'- Time To Have Some Fun On The Board" prMac 9:23 AM
  • "View Weather Forecasts on your Travels with Weather Router 2.0 for iOS" prMac 9:23 AM
  • "Sheet Music Reader for iPad Charms Musicians around the World" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "123 Color, International Edition, Talking Coloring Book for iOS Released" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Nynix LLC releases Knots 3D v2.0 for iOS" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "FingerMusic Player for iOS-Music Player Features Full Screen Play Button" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Tristis 1.0 for iOS - Cosmic, Magic Squares, Logic Game with 4 Levels" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "AirForShare Free/Share Files by Wi-Fi Across All iOS and Windows Devices" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "VideoGrade - Color Grading for iOS - Made Easy" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "VersaTimer - Timer/Stopwatch App with Speech and unique Rule System" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "iTerminal HD - Remote command line utility - Your ultimate admin tool" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "New App turns your iPhone/iPad into a Scanner, Doc Manager and Printer" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Quote Seeker 1.0 For iOS Out Now - Quote Finding Done Right" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Live the Simple Life in this innovative new iPhone title" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "MovieLog - An App That Tracks the Movies You've Watched" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Heroes of Pelegrin for iPhone and iPad - New Multiplayer RPG Game App" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "iOmoney for iPhone - Easy Expense Sharing - With Apple Integration" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Writing Kit 2.5 with custom theme now available" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "GeoLogTag 4.0 geotags iPad and Google+ photos" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Get Stellar Preparation For College Writing With High School Writing 3.0" prMac 7:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Add Another Log to the Fire: HP Employees Grumble About Loss of Stock Grants" AllThingsD 10:13 AM
  • "HP doesn't get memo that netbooks are dead, releases $399 Mini 1104" ZDNet 1:47 PM
  • "HP Mini 1104 With Intel Atom Starts at $399: HP is offering college students a new lightweight, low-cost option, the Mini 1104, which runs a low-power, dual-core Intel Atom processor and starts at $399." eWeek 11:14 AM
  • "HP palms £316m in DWP desktop deal: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has awarded a significant desktop management contract to HP under the Desktop 21 framework agreement." The Register 1:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Pulls The Plug On Its Annual Developer Event In Vegas" Business Insider 2:11 PM
  • "Microsoft to replace Mix with a new developer conference" ZDNet 1:46 PM
  • "Microsoft names alleged Kelihos botnet creator: Microsoft says the man lives in St. Petersburg and used for work for a computer security software company" IDG News Service 10:44 AM
  • "Microsoft names ex-antivirus employee as botnet 'suspect'" BBC 10:33 AM
  • "Microsoft: 'Kelihos' botnet master worked for AV vendor" ZDNet 1:47 PM
  • "Microsoft reveals launch date for SQL Server 2012: Microsoft will introduce the next generation of its database product March 7, but it's not clear when the release will be generally available" IDG News Service 11:25 AM
  • "Microsoft names SQL Server 2012 launch date: Price increases likely" Channel Register 1:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Crossbreeds Programming Kit With Fantasy Game" Wired Magazine 1:43 PM
  • "Rumor: Microsoft ready to ditch virtual points" TG Daily 1:26 PM
  • "Microsoft May Be Ditching Their Points System on Xbox Live" Forbes 10:19 AM
  • "IBM urges firms to undertake data purge" V3 1:34 PM
  • "IBM, NEC team on OpenFlow: Offer integrated system for Big Data, financial trading and e-commerce" Network World 11:48 AM
  • "IBM and NEC tag team on OpenFlow networking: Control freaking network configs from servers" The Register 1:28 PM
  • "S&P puts Oracle ratings on watch for possible hike" MarketWatch 1:57 PM
  • "With Patent Cases Inconclusive, Oracle Switches To Copyright" Seeking Alpha 2:12 PM
  • "Intel's shake-up muddies path to CEO office" MarketWatch 9:59 AM
  • "Intel Reports Q4 Results, Expects Solid Sales Expansion In 2012" Seeking Alpha 10:16 AM
  • "Intel's Medfield is a 'credible' SoC for smartphones" TG Daily 1:27 PM
  • "Intel Sees Exabucks in Supercomputing's Future" Wired Magazine 1:44 PM
  • "AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results" Marketwire 3:25 PM
  • "AMD Q4 Revenue Misses; Q1 View Weak" Barron's 3:24 PM
  • "AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano Quad-Core APU Review" HotHardware 11:42 AM
  • "Cisco: Nearly half of IT managers still against BYOD trend" ZDNet 1:47 PM
  • "Cisco finds firms slow to issue tablets due to security concerns" V3 1:34 PM
  • "Next Frontier in Piracy: Downloading Physical Objects to Your 3D Printer" Techland 1:31 PM
  • "Has the patent lottery gone cold?" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:17 AM
  • "Average Silicon Valley tech salaries now top six figures" TG Daily 1:26 PM
  • "Average Silicon Valley Tech Salary Passes $100,000" [Paid Membership Required] 9:49 AM
  • "Average Silicon Valley Salary Tops $100,000" PC Magazine 11:43 AM
  • "IT Workers Unlikely to Face Layoffs: Report/Technology job cuts did surge in the second half of 2011, raising concerns about whether the upward trend will continue into 2012." eWeek 11:12 AM
  • "The Web's Growing Muscle: Tech Industry Rises in Washington by Combining Cash, User Clout" [Paid Membership Required] 9:51 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple stock surges nine percent on record earnings" Electronista 8:34 PM
  • "Apple's after-hours stock surge makes it most valuable U.S. company" GigaOM 7:28 PM
  • "AAPL blows by 450 in after hours trading. Market cap at $420B, passing Exxon" 9 to 5 Mac 4:28 PM
  • "After Blow-Out Earnings, Apple Stock Up $30 In After-Hours Trading" TechCrunch 4:28 PM
  • "Apple Shares Explode To An All-Time High After Killer Earnings" Business Insider 4:27 PM
  • "No pressure, Mr. Cook.: Wall Street is used to Apple Inc. publishing results that blow through earnings estimates and sales forecasts. And shares have popped accordingly." MarketWatch 3:00 PM
  • "What could go wrong with Apple's earnings: Analysts are expecting Apple to soar in this quarter's earnings Report, with estimates for record-breaking figures for iPhone, iPad and Mac sales." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:07 PM
  • "With Apple on Deck, Tech Takes Star Billing" TheStreet 12:54 PM
  • "Apple, Yahoo, AMD results on deck after hours" MarketWatch 12:38 PM
  • "Apple: Don't Let the Cheap Valuation Fool You, It Has to Smash Estimates Today" Minyanville 11:58 AM
  • "Why An Apple Breakout Is Likely After Earnings" Seeking Alpha 11:01 AM
  • "Apple Ripe for a Correction?" [Video Report] CNBC 9:44 AM
  • "Will This Be Apple's First $40 Billion Quarter?" TechCrunch 10:31 AM
  • "ETFs Look for Boost From Apple's Earnings" TheStreet 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Keeps Its Shine: Morning Business Memo" ABCNews 7:45 AM
  • "Buy -- or sell -- Apple at your peril ahead of today's Report" Fortune 7:50 AM
  • "Sterne Agee makes last-minute estimate raise for Apple Q1" MacNN 8:39 AM
  • "Apple: iPad's The Key, Says JP Morgan; BGC Reiterates Hold" Barron's 10:21 AM
  • "Reminder: Apple 2012 Q1 Earnings Report This Afternoon" The Mac Observer 8:36 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks deflated by Europe; Nasdaq up: Equities recover some as Richmond Fed survey better than expected" MarketWatch 4:34 PM
  • "S&P 500 Ends Five-Day Rally" Bloomberg 4:34 PM
  • "Stocks Slump Amid Greek Worries, Mixed Earnings" FOXBusiness 11:21 AM
  • "Stocks End Mixed as Greek Debt Talks Stall" TheStreet 4:34 PM
  • "Stocks stumble on Greek debt fears, earnings" CNNMoney 12:05 PM
  • "Stocks Ends Mixed, S&P Snaps 5-Day Rally" CNBC 4:34 PM
  • "Greek Standoff Sinks S&P: Europe's Debt-Reduction Talks Stumble, and So Do the Dow Industrials" [Paid Membership Required] 4:35 PM
  • "Stocks: Eyes on Greek debt and earnings" CNNMoney 9:42 AM
  • "Canada stocks fall on industrials, materials" MarketWatch 1:56 PM
  • "U.K. stocks driven down by bank sector: Investors await resolution of Greek debt negotiations" MarketWatch 12:06 PM
  • "Asian Shares Higher on Greek Optimism" [Paid Membership Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Maintain Gains Amid Stalemate Over Greek Bonds" Bloomberg 1:42 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan advances, Sydney flat in muted Asia" MarketWatch 9:52 AM
  • "European Stocks Slide: Disappointing earnings, particularly in the European tech sector, and a worrying delay in debt negotiations between Greece and its private creditors resulted in a fall in Europe's main stock markets Tuesday." [Paid Membership Required] 1:52 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Greek debt talks keep Europe stocks under pressure/Blue-chip heavyweights' quarterly results weigh on stocks" MarketWatch 1:52 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:09 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:09 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech Stocks Shining Brighter Than the Rest" WSJ Blogs 2:11 PM
  • "Robotics Stocks Can Expect A Struggle In 2012" Forbes 11:18 AM

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