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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
 

 

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Tuesday Highlights: Robin Lewis at Forbes writes an interesting article on the neurological connection Apple makes with customers; Jonathan Fishman believes Apple's payment ecosystem will bring huge benefits to the company, something shareholders should prepare for; Apple and the FBI investigating weekend hack of A-list celebrity iCloud accounts; if you are a little spooked over the incident, Business Insider and Macworld show how you can protect yourself; Apple appealing denial of Samsung sales ban, vows to keep pushing on; Macworld's "Automate your Mac" feature today focuses on simpler management of email; expectation of super-strong sales of iPhone 6 predicted to boost China exports 1% per month; and chart shows many current iPhone owners intend to upgrade; Microsoft releases new Cortana commercial bashing Siri again; DigiTimes reporting iWatch in the EVT (Engineering Verification Test) stage, more in our Hardware/Software section where we also have new Apple patents including a radial menu style, and waterproofing iDevices; Telegraph posts brief history of Apple's iOS; BGR hands-on with iOS 8 widgets; CITEworld on "the 4 biggest opportunities (and challenges)" iOS 8 presents to developers.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Schools Wall Street: 37 million iPhones flew off the shelves in the last three months of 2011, which represents Apple's first fiscal sales quarter. Burgeoning iPhone, iPad and Mac sales sent Apple revenues to new heights. But the question of where those products and other electronic gadgets are made put Apple under the New York Times' spotlight as the paper pondered the U.S.'s waning manufacturing abilities."  MacNewsWorld 7:54 AM
  • "Why Apple Just Pulled Off The Company's First True Post-PC Quarter"  mocoNews 1:54 PM
  • "Apple 'Didn't Bet High Enough' on China IPhone Demand, Cook Says"  Bloomberg 8:22 AM
  • "Apple's Massive Numbers And Some Context"  TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's Record Revenue: By The Numbers/As Apple Reports its highest quarterly revenue and earnings ever, a few numbers pop. One example: Apple has $97.6 billion in cash on hand, enough to buy Sony five times, or about half of Google." InformationWeek 8:27 AM
  • "Stellar Apple results point to a good year ahead" Reuters 9:30 AM
  • "iPhone generates more revenue than all Microsoft"  BetaNews 8:28 AM
  • "Apple looks to China's 'staggering potential'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:18 PM
  • "Apple CEO: 'Amazon Fire didn't dent our sales'/'Year of the tablet? Nope. Year of the iPad'" The Register 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Sets New Bar for Industry: Apple Inc., Reporting results for the first quarter ending after the death of co-founder Steve Jobs, hit new sales and profit records based on runaway holiday demand for its iPhone and iPad tablet devices." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:51 AM
  • "Where Have All The Profits Gone? Gone to Apple, Every One"  Tech.pinions 9:28 AM
  • "Apple's blow-out quarter: Once again, the Street blew it/Humiliated by a bunch of bloggers, amateur analysts and assorted day traders" Fortune 8:22 AM
  • "Apple CEO faces first test with cash mountain" Reuters 7:45 PM
  • "Apple's $90 billion cash pile" ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "Apple's Cook: iCloud more than mere product" CNET News 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Stores rake in $6.1 billion in record quarter" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Surges in Corporate Market with iPhone, iPad, and Mac" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "Google authorized Motorola to seek an injunction against the iPhone 4S and iCloud"  Foss Patents 11:29 AM
  • "New Motorola Lawsuit Claims iPhone 4S & iCloud Infringe on their Patents" Patently Apple 1:42 PM
  • "Motorola sues Apple for patent infringement" Reuters 2:07 PM
  • "Motorola sues Apple over iPhone 4S, iCloud" CNET News 1:57 PM
  • "Apple appeals ITC decision on complaint against HTC to Federal Circuit, seeks to expand import ban" Foss Patents 7:57 AM
  • "Apple appeals HTC ITC case, seeks to revive '263 patent against Android" AppleInsider 4:18 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple malware became more sophisticated in 2011: Rogue antivirus targets macs for first time" Techworld 11:07 AM
  • "Apple releases seventh 10.7.3 beta with no known issues" MacNN 8:30 AM
  • "Developers Get A New OS X 10.7.3 Build To Play With" AppleBitch 8:16 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "5 music-focused iTunes alternatives for Mac" GigaOM 3:44 PM
  • "Lion's FileVault 2 and disk restore: caveat encryptor" Ars Technica 10:46 AM
  • "Gradient review: This CSS3 powered background creation tool is a one trick pony. But it's a very good trick" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Crunch: Extract & Preview Resources of iOS Apps" MacStories 11:29 AM
  • "Yoink offers a shelf for temporarily stashing files and content" Macworld 11:30 AM
  • "Zebra Label printers on Mac OS X 'Lion" IT.Enquirer 9:00 AM
  • "How To Drag And Drop To Play And Collect Web Videos To Keep Safari Lean And Clean" Mac 360 8:15 AM
  • "Password Protect an External Drive in Mac OS X with Encrypted Partitions" OS X Daily 10:50 AM
  • "Get Free Weather Conditions, Forecasts, And Radar With A Click On Your Mac" Mac 360 8:15 AM
  • "Safari 5: Managing Files with the Downloads Popover" The Mac Observer 9:00 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Make The Dashboard Translucent Again In Mac OS X Lion" MacTrast 8:36 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple's iCloud: Really a 'strategy for next decade'?" ZDNet 11:25 AM
Press Releases
  • "Opera Update Fixes Cross-Scripting Vulnerability" Intego 8:43 AM
  • "Macworld iWorld - 50% off Prizmo for iPhone & Mac" Creaceed 8:16 AM
  • "Nattress Releases First FxFactory Based Filters for FCP and AE" Nattress 8:58 AM
  • "Firetask for Mac 2.0 to Include New Calendar and Organize Views" prMac 11:24 AM
  • "Unmarked Software Releases TextSoap Express 1.0" prMac 11:24 AM
  • "Save 80% on a Mac font" prMac 9:22 AM
  • "Nattress Releases First FxFactory Based Filters for FCP and AE" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "IconBox 2.5.4 - Now available on the Mac App Store" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Sprightly Software Releases Screen Ruler 2 for Mac" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Appnotix announce Modern Grunge for Mac - Grunge is not dead" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Flying Pig releases Edouard 1.0 - Mac-based Enterprise Resource Planning" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Educational bestseller, Lola's Alphabet Train available now for Mac OS" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Connected Accounting & ERP Solves Daily Challenges For Mac Businesses" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Eye Scream Factory Releases 74 DVE Transitions by Kevin P. McAuliffe" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "A Better Finder Attributes 5.11 adds support for Lion full screen mode" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Roads of Rome 3 - A new game in a hit series is coming out on Mac" prMac 8:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple CEO: Three Horses In Smartphone Race/Tim Cook says Microsoft's Windows Phone can't be counted out, but that Apple ignores rivals and focuses on innovation." InformationWeek 11:49 AM
  • "Apple iPad outselling HP PCs: Apple's iPad outsold Hewlett-Packard's PCs in the final quarter of last year." Telegraph 12:46 PM
  • "In business mobile, the data shows it's an Apple world: Good Technology's enterprise Stats show iPads and iPhones lead despite consumers' Android smartphone passion" InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Boom: Apple Passes Android To Take The Market Share Lead In The US, Says Kantar" Business Insider 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Q1 results show why the iPhone doesn't have LTE—yet" Ars Technica 2:59 PM
  • "Android May Have Consumer Market Share, But iOS Is Tops In Enterprise" TechCrunch 10:52 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 4S helps iOS stay ahead in the enterprise" GigaOM 11:04 AM
  • "Apple Net Doubles as IPhone Demand Boosts Pressure on Google" Bloomberg 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Sells More Phones in a Day Than People Make Babies" Gizmodo 7:59 AM
  • "Apple CEO Cook to hold employee event to discuss 'exciting new things'"  iLounge 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone Outsells All Verizon Android Phones Combined" Wired 10:54 AM
  • "Apple growing faster than Android" The Loop 11:49 AM
  • "Apple fans consumer flames in China" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:34 AM
  • "Apple's Packaging Is So Good Because It Employs a Dedicated Box Opener" Gizmodo 7:58 AM
  • "President Obama: We Should Support Those Who Aspire to be The Next Steve Jobs" iClarified 8:11 AM
  • "Obama created more jobs than Steve Jobs' Apple" CNNMoney 2:20 PM
  • "Gates reflects on his relationship with Steve Jobs" CNET News 7:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Xbox Live Coming To Droids And iPads" Forbes 1:57 PM
  • "David vs. Goliath: Indie Dev NimbleBit Calls Out Zynga" The Mac Observer 8:59 AM
  • "iPad users 'risk shoulder pain', say US gov, Microsoft boffins" The Register 8:21 AM
  • "Study Finds iPad Usage Can be a Real Pain in the Neck" PadGadget 8:31 AM
  • "With Apple Now in the Fray, A Well-Funded Startup Seeks to Disrupt the Textbook Industry" Forbes 11:05 AM
  • "Order your pad thai on iPad: Digital dining is expected to cut cost of serving customers" Raleigh News and Observer 10:30 AM
  • "U.S., Singapore Apple Stores Offer Overall Best Deals" MacNews 9:04 AM
  • "Taiwan Pineapple Cake Copy iPhone's Packaging" M.I.C. Gadget 8:06 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Acer bids to raise prices after levelling inventory mountain" Channel Register 11:10 AM
  • "Samsung hints next Galaxy Tabs may use pens, 3D gestures" Electronista 11:05 AM
  • "Sprint Plans To Kill The BlackBerry PlayBook... Again" TechCrunch 11:04 AM
  • "Teleconferencing Vendors Defend Product Security Features" IDG News Service 10:53 AM
  • "Board Your Plane with Your Smartphone" Forbes 10:36 AM
  • "Appliances not that smart yet: Consumers, market haven't bought into all thinking devices" New York Times 10:31 AM
  • "Node.js inventor extends JavaScript programming beyond browsers/Interview: Ryan Dahl discusses why his invention is catching fire with developers" InfoWorld 10:26 AM
  • "The Pirate Bay Offers Downloads of Physical Objects" PC Magazine 10:50 AM
  • "Strong Lumia Shipments Hints at Nokia Turnaround" Forbes 10:35 AM
  • "Nokia exec praises Brazilian...: ...for purchase of 1.5 millionth S40 handset" Register Hardware 11:11 AM
  • "Motorola Droid Razr Maxx on sale Jan. 26" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 11:32 AM
  • "Motorola Solutions Slides; Q1 EPS Outlook Falls Short Of Estimates" Forbes 10:35 AM
  • "SAP predicts double-digit growth in 2012" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:33 AM
  • "SAP sets sights on fresh profit record" Reuters 10:07 AM
  • "At Yahoo, the Ad Decline Continues" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:49 AM
  • "Google: 'Hundreds' Of Schools In 41 States Use Chromebooks" TechCrunch 11:04 AM
  • "Google Works on Internet Standards with TCP Proposals, SPDY Standardization" Webmonkey 11:17 AM
  • "Google's $500M Drug Sales Settlement Brought on by Con Artist" PCWorld 10:53 AM
  • "Google now posting emergency alerts via Google Maps" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "Backlash over Google move to change privacy settings" BBC 10:18 AM
  • "Chip Maker Nvidia Lowers Revenue Outlook" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TUAW TV Live: The pre-Macworld | iWorld 2012 Episode" TUAW 3:19 PM
  • "Macworld|iWorld Interview with Christa Taylor about Sort Shots and Photo Folder" Your Mac Life 12:48 PM
  • "An Interview With HackintoshUK --Which Offers PCs That Run Lion" MacNews 9:31 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Foxconn employee tells us that the next iPhone is ready for production, indicates likely summer launch" 9 to 5 Mac 10:50 AM
  • "iPhone 5: Apple Probably Won't Rush for a Summer Launch" PCWorld 4:28 PM
  • "Report: Apple starts hiring chip experts in Haifa, Israel" 9 to 5 Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Apple begins recruiting for new research center in Israel, may open in February" The Next Web 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Ramping Up Operations in Israel with Anobit Acquisition and New Research Center" MacRumors 10:10 AM
  • "Anobit to be fully integrated into Apple" EE Times 11:37 PM
  • "Apple profit doubles, thanks largely to 37 million iPhone sales in three months" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Apple suppliers share in boffo earnings feast" Reuters 8:45 AM
  • "Apple gets tax incentives in Brazil to begin iPad production" CNET Reviews 11:34 PM
  • "Apple releases MacBook Pro, MacBook, Mac mini firmware updates" FairerPlatform 10:38 AM
  • "Apple TV - audio quality issues, hearing loss, digital converters" MacInTouch 10:58 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "For many, issues watching YouTube on Apple TV" 9 to 5 Mac 3:15 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "EPOCH For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:19 AM
  • "Jelly Wars For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:19 AM
  • "Infinity War For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:19 AM
  • "Get a 10-app Mac software bundle for $49" CNET Reviews 4:13 PM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:15 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:15 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 8:15 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "MediaDevil Magicscreen screen protector for iPhone 4/4S review" AppleTell 2:01 PM
  • "Cygnett CarGo mounts iPads in car backseats (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 1:46 PM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple Low-End 2011 Mac Laptops Compared" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 2:06 PM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and July, 2011, Mac mini 2.3GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 12:45 PM
  • "ecodock Brings a High-Tech Megaphone to the iPhone 4 & 4S" The Mac Observer 7:50 PM
  • "Review: Powerbag Backpack by Ful" MacTrast 4:08 PM
  • "Review: Just Mobile Gum Max external battery for iPad, iPhone, iPod" Beatweek Magazine 11:27 PM
  • "Power2U Can Eliminate Cable, Power Adapter Clutter" MacTech Magazine 9:19 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Scramble with Friends a worthy hit in the iTunes App Store" Download 8:01 PM
  • "Review: The futuristic OnLive Desktop runs Windows apps on the iPad" VentureBeat 9:21 AM
  • "Evi Siri-Alike Tries Hard To Please [Review] Cult of Mac 7:59 AM
  • "GroupShot Review: Powerful app makes it easy to shoot a good group photo" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "App Makes Readers' Thoughts an Open Book" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Fotopedia Heritage: Another Excellent Collection of Images" eXtensions 9:04 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Sea Wolf" AppleTell 7:57 AM
  • "Protect Very Precious Doughnuts in Porkchop & Mouse – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:31 AM
  • "'Star Warfare: Alien Invasion' Review - A Competent Shooter Hampered By Its Upgrade System" Touch Arcade 8:46 AM
  • "GAIN Fitness Review: A free personal trainer in your pocket." 148Apps 1:58 PM
  • "Hatchi Review: Any gamer who remembers Tamagotchis from back in the day owes it to themselves to at least give Hatchi a whirl." 148Apps 10:06 AM
  • "Ash II: Shadows Chapter 1 Review/A retro RPG sequel with potential, but sadly far too unbalanced." 148Apps 12:46 PM
  • "Life is Crime Review: Life is Crime puts an interesting twist into the RPG genre by adding in location-based gameplay and allowing players to rule over their favorite coffeehouse or even Taco Bell." 148Apps 9:01 AM
  • "Triple Town Review: This Facebook port combines match puzzling, city building and bear wrangling (bear wrangling?) into an offering that will please both the casual and the committed." 148Apps 8:09 AM
  • "Top Chef Judges' Table Review: Critique restaurant food like the Top Chef Judges. Pity that it's not more enjoyable." 148Apps 4:08 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Photos Application in iPhone: In this application we will see how to multiple photos select from the photo gallery and we can display, rotate and swipe this photo in the view." The iPhone Developer Resource 8:43 AM
Tips
  • "Logitech Solar Keyboard and the Scroll Lock/Num Lock keys" Mac OS X Hints 10:05 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's Rotten Side Has a Familiar Look" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:37 PM
  • "Macworld Enters 3rd Year Post-Apple; Is it Still Relevant?" Mashable 11:37 PM
  • "The Day Apple Left The Tech World's Collective Mouth Agape" TechCrunch 11:35 PM
  • "Motorola sues Apple over patents, probably with Google's blessing" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 11:34 PM
  • "Facebook and Apple join forces to give away an iPad 3 (no, not really): With the hype machine for the iPad 3 already beginning to whir into life, it will come as no surprise to anyone that Symantec has uncovered a scam email doing the rounds purporting to give the non-existant devices away." PC World Magazine New Zealand 8:02 PM
  • "Harvard study finds the iPad can be a pain in the neck" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 8:02 PM
  • "Poll Finds Consumer Confusion on Where Apple Devices Are Made" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:01 PM
  • "Former executives accuse Apple of ignoring supplier labor abuses" AppleInsider 11:36 PM
  • "Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:01 PM
  • "Yes, Apple's iMessage is killing the text message, and I love it" The Next Web 11:33 PM
  • "Is iMessage Starting to Take a Bite Out of Standard Texting?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:39 PM
  • "Apple Is An Extraordinary Company, But ..." Seeking Alpha 4:10 PM
  • "Apple Is Peaking" ["Hi. My name is Anders and I'm an Apple skeptic. I made that clear two years ago, and the stock has more than doubled since then. So far, I've been very, very wrong."] The Motley Fool 3:04 PM
  • "IPhone thieves find Apple support helpful to them, too" Reuters-UK Focus 1:59 PM
  • "Watching Apple win the world" 37signals 1:58 PM
  • "As Mobile Ads Surge, Google's Hot, Apple's Not" Forbes 12:47 PM
  • "Are Apple TV (2011) Sales Results a Sign for Things to Come?" PadGadget 1:59 PM
  • "Apple TV is an Embarrassment" SlashGear 12:47 PM
  • "The Apple shareholder economy/Commentary: Now that's how you create wealth"  MarketWatch 12:47 PM
  • "Isaacson on Jobs: Should He Have Been a Nicer CEO?" ["If he didn't quite offer an answer, Isaacson did point to the company's unusually high retention rate, and suggested that, contrary to conventional wisdom, it was Apple's culture – not its products – that ultimately set it apart. 'Creating a great product isn't the hard part,' Isaacson said. 'The hard part is creating a great company that will continue to create a great product that will be at the intersection of creativity and technology.'"] Time 11:25 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: Tablets will be bigger than PCs and why Kindle Fire isn't making a dent in iPad sales" GeekWire 11:50 AM
  • "Tablets invade big business as employees bring their iPads to work" Houston Chronicle 10:39 AM
  • "6 Things Apple Can Do With Its Cash Hoard" PC Magazine 10:51 AM
  • "8 Mind-Blowing Facts from Apple's Q1 Earnings" Techland 10:45 AM
  • "3 Reasons Why Apple Shouldn't Pay a Dividend" TheStreet 9:47 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Off-topic" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:35 AM
  • "Jailbreaking May Soon Become Illegal Again, Act Now To Help Keep It Legal"  Redmond Pie 8:43 AM
  • "What Were 15.4 Million Apple Fans Thinking?" ["However, then we get to the 15.4 million iPad 2 units that Apple cleared during the holiday quarter. This is the figure that is really stunning the market. That's a sucker punch to the gut of every Apple cynic. The flying fist came out of nowhere."]  The Motley Fool 9:21 AM
  • "Opinion: President Obama, Apple's record results, and you" Computerworld 9:04 AM
  • "Apple holiday results underscore end of PC era" Mac.Blorge 8:59 AM
  • "Stay Stoked Apple Fans: This Should Be One Heck Of A Year!" Business Insider 8:36 AM
  • "Bill Gates Recalls Final Talks With Steve Jobs" Mashable 7:55 AM
  • "Gates on Jobs' Death: 'You Only Have a Limited Time'" The Mac Observer 9:05 AM
  • "Hello, Mr. Chips: I received an e-mail last week from someone who is sure to become one of my heroes — an electrical engineer turned high school math teacher. He was concerned about the proper use of technology, especially iPads, in the classroom, and had quite specific suggestions for what to do. We'll probably get to that in my next column but here I'd like to consider his more fundamental idea, which is that technology in schools can be, in many ways, more a distraction than a solution."  I, Cringely 7:54 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Is This RIM's Macintosh Moment?" Low End Mac 4:14 PM
  • "Kodak: An Affectionate Reminiscence And Eulogy – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 2:02 PM
  • "Videoconferencing Systems Vulnerable To Hackers: Take these steps to secure your videoconferencing system and prevent outsiders from spying on your company." Dark Reading 11:38 AM
  • "Accommodating personal devices at work and other IT 'myths'" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "How to live with the Facebook Timeline (because you have no choice)" MSNBC 10:46 AM
  • "The strange case of the missing servers" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "Guess what? IT isn't afraid of consumerization after all: Two surveys of IT and business execs shows that most are embracing the consumerization trend, not resisting it" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "RIM's marketing challenge: Revive the 'CrackBerry' addiction" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:38 AM
  • "50 new tech tools you should know about" CNN 10:16 AM
  • "Apple's soaraway growth is Google's pain - and here's why" The Register 11:09 AM
  • "Confessions of a Google junkie (or, Privacy? What privacy?)" ZDNet 11:21 AM
  • "Google's New Privacy Policy: Why You Should Care" PCWorld 10:52 AM
  • "6 Google Chrome remixes worth trying" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "Can New Android Software Unify Android Devices?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:12 AM
  • "Every moment counts in Mozilla's bid for mobile relevance" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "Pre-caffeine tech: Dotcom craziness, best friend memes!" MSNBC 10:46 AM
  • "The Circuit: European privacy rules, Google's privacy changes, Facebook Timeline" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:57 AM
  • "Megaupload's Ripple Effect" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Apple introduces Siri Pro: for serious Apple lovers" Scoopertino 8:15 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Datamation Power Pad 16 USB Charger powers 16 iPads at the same time" iTech News Net 11:38 PM
  • "Mackie Designs DL1608 iPad-powered mixer revealed" SlashGear 11:34 PM
  • "Beat The Traffic to debut new iPhone and iPad app at Macworld" CNET Reviews 8:00 PM
  • "Join the Mac|Life Editors for a Bite to Eat at Macworld 2012" Mac|Life 4:10 PM
  • "Show Your Love With These New iPad/Kindle Fire Cases From DODOcase" TechCrunch 4:10 PM
  • "iPhone 4S Battery Improvement Tweak Proven Fake" iDownload Blog 4:05 PM
  • "'Tiny Invaders' Update Packs In New Levels" Touch Arcade 1:56 PM
  • "iPad Rock Prodigy, Like Guitar Hero With Real Guitars" Wired 10:54 AM
  • "Mozy Launches Stash Syncing Service" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "JNSQ, An Independent Style Mag For iPad, Makes Its Public Debut" TechCrunch 10:52 AM
  • "Popular Barcode Scanning App ShopSavvy Launches Mobile Marketplace" TechCrunch 10:52 AM
  • "SpoofTexting For iPhone Lets You Send A Message To Any Number, From Any Number – Download Now" Redmond Pie 10:38 AM
  • "Siri, Meet Evi" Forbes 10:37 AM
  • "Smile Adds iCloud to PDFpen, Which is Also Now Available for iPad" The Mac Observer 9:57 AM
  • "About.com Accepting Mac Nominations In Annual Readers' Choice" MacNews 9:37 AM
  • "Cool and fun accessories for the iPad" ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "See Who Has Deleted You On Facebook With This iOS App – Download Now" Redmond Pie 8:37 AM
  • "THQ's Margaritaville Online Now Available on Facebook and iPad" 148Apps 8:29 AM
  • "Where to buy Adam Lashinsky's 'Inside Apple" FairerPlatform 9:56 AM
  • "Inside Apple Is A Must-Read Book Which Covers How Apple Really Works – Available Now On iBooks" Redmond Pie 9:45 AM
  • "Inside Apple' Book Now Available" AppleBitch 8:15 AM
  • "Belfry Lets You Install Stock iPhone Apps on Your iPad" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "Tap Tap Tap Wants You To Relax With Serenity" App Advice 8:07 AM
  • "Yarnaby for iOS - String + Mazes = Whole load of addictive gameplay" prMac 9:22 AM
  • "Relive your own tennis dream as Australian Open hots up" prMac 9:22 AM
  • "Pocket Informant showing it off at the MacWorld/iWorld Expo" prMac 9:22 AM
  • "lunaform {software} releases USCode 1.0 for iOS - Reference Guide" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "1080p Time Lapse on iPhone 4S - rivals Galaxy Nexus" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Easy Spending keeps track of where your money goes" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Choose a coloring page with your kids and let their imagination run" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "PhatWare Releases WritePad 6.0 for iPad" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "The wait is over and Roads of Rome is finally available for iPhone" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Defen-G Astro App Releases Special POP Edition" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Ralf Chille In Part with PLAYwRRM Releases RubberBalls v1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Pringgle Media Releases First Relationship Bank Account App for iPhone" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "ABC MAGIC 5 v1.0 Free for iOS - Sound Matching Pictures to Letters" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "'In 37 seconds' is simple, but an Insanely Addictive Action Puzzle Game" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Piggy Woogy for iOS Debuts - Jewel Matching Game Plus Action Overload" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Roads of Rome 3 - A new game in a hit series is coming out on Mac" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Dungeon of the Damned - High Definition iPad version released" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "The Amazing Hunt For iPhone And iPad Makes Google Maps The Playing Field" prMac 8:04 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Sees 'Healthy Signs' of Demand in European Business Sector" Bloomberg 10:00 AM
  • "Dell fluffs up fatter Microsoft private clouds" The Register 11:09 AM
  • "IBM Netezza Appliance: Speed Lane To Retail Insights/Combining data warehousing essentials with prepackaged analytics for retailers, IBM optimizes cross-channel analysis from point-of-sale to social networks." InformationWeek 10:14 AM
  • "IBM Brings Higher-Tech Crime Fighting to Las Vegas, Minnesota" Bloomberg 10:03 AM
  • "Overview of Microsoft's and Motorola's petitions for review of preliminary ITC ruling" Foss Patents 10:49 AM
  • "Microsoft ups the battle with VMware for the private cloud: The new Hyper-V and the new System Center could compete with ESX and vSphere on both capability and price" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "As Internet Explorer Wanes, MSN Tries iPad Route For Its Content" paidContent:UK 10:06 AM
  • "Microsoft keynoter to DesignCon attendees: 'Believe!'" EE Times 10:58 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out Hotmail for the Kindle Fire" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "Hotmail hops onto Kindle Fire" CNET News 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft to cash in chips on virtual currency: Microsoft will call time on its virtual currency, Microsoft Points, with a switch to real money on the cards later this year, it has been claimed." Register Hardware 11:10 AM
  • "HP Recallls Laptops Over Faulty Batteries" PCWorld 10:52 AM
  • "HP to Commit webOS to Open Source by Fall 2012: New Version of Acclaimed Enyo Developer Tool and Source Code Available Now" Marketwire 2:20 PM
  • "HP Still Has Big Dreams For WebOS, But Can't Quite Explain What They Are" Business Insider 2:20 PM
  • "HP adds virtual desktops to turnkey VirtualSystem portfolio" V3 11:14 AM
  • "Oracle: Macquarie Cuts Rating; See Cyclical Risk In Hardware" Forbes 10:07 AM
  • "Intel Beefs Up Spending To Stiff-ARM Chip Competitors" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "AMD's Joe Macri challenges designers to embrace the future" EE Times 10:31 AM
  • "Few Bright Spots in AMD's Q4" Zacks 3:45 PM
  • "How the new European data law will affect U.S. companies" ZDNet 11:20 AM
  • "Internet Users to Get New Rights Under EU Data Protection Proposals" IDG News Service 10:52 AM
  • "Feds Issue Comprehensive Cloud Security Guidance: National Institute of Standards and Technology urges government and private sector users not to leave cloud security to providers or service arrangements." InformationWeek 7:48 PM
  • "Obama attacks offshoring, seeks visa reform: Touts tech innovation, jobs in State of the Union speech against a mixed record so far" Computerworld 10:26 AM
  • "Are CIOs Championing Consumer Tech?" CIO 10:55 AM
  • "Wireless bandwidth: Are we running out of room? As mobile devices proliferate, wireless networks are edging near capacity -- a potential threat to price, performance, and innovation." Computerworld 10:27 AM
  • "Thai flooding impact on tech companies, suppliers: What tech manufacturers and suppliers say about the impact from heavy flooding in Thailand" Associated Press 11:33 AM
  • "Hard drive shortages continue to bite tech industry: Nvidia, Advanced Micro Devices, and Intel all said HDD shortages caused by the floods in Thailand have impacted their business" IDG News Service 10:41 AM
  • "Tech job cuts at lowest level since 1997: report" ZDNet 11:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares close on a high following earnings bump" CNET News 4:13 PM
  • "Apple Is Most Valuable Company by Market Cap: With a market cap of $419 billion, Apple has surpassed Exxon's $415 billion market valuation, Jessica Vascellaro reports on digits." [Video Report] MarketWatch 1:55 PM
  • "Apple Again Becomes Most Valuable Company, So What's Next?"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:03 AM
  • "With $97.6 billion, Apple has more cash than ..." CNNMoney 12:47 PM
  • "Apple tops Exxon as most valuable U.S. company" CNNMoney 9:21 AM
  • "Apple Overtakes Exxon As Most Valuable Traded Company In The World... Again" TechCrunch 12:47 PM
  • "Apple shares hit new all-time intraday high; Apple passes Exxon as world's most valuable company" MacDailyNews 9:03 AM
  • "Apple shares hit high on blow-out results: Brokers raise estimates, price targets following strong report" MarketWatch 9:56 AM
  • "Apple Tops Exxon In Market Cap After Stunning Quarter" Forbes 10:05 AM
  • "Will Apple Shares Go to $500? Why Not? Following Apple's earnings report, shares edged up, closing in the gap on a possible $500 share price, Tomi Kilgore reports on digits." [Video Report] MarketWatch 1:55 PM
  • "Apple's 44.7% gross margins are highest in at least 15 years" AppleInsider 9:26 AM
  • "The anti-contrarian on Apple's high" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 8:03 PM
  • "The analysts weigh in on Apple's $46 billion quarter: Nothing but praise—after the ship had sailed—from folks who totally missed the boat" Fortune 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Investor: 'We Haven't Seen Anything Like This Before'" TheStreet 2:07 PM
  • "What Wall Street is saying about Apple's record quarter" GigaOM 10:06 AM
  • "Apple's 'blow out' results: analyst reaction" Telegraph 8:46 AM
  • "Easy Money Has Already Been Made In Apple" Forbes 10:08 AM
  • "Apple Topping Exxon as Price Targets Zoom" Barron's 8:37 AM
  • "Insatiable Hunger for Apple" [Video Report] TheStreet 11:35 AM
  • "Why Apple Stays on Top: Cramer" [Video Report] TheStreet 11:04 AM
  • "Factbox: Apple by the numbers" Reuters 8:47 AM
  • "Is It Buying Time In Apple?" Forbes 8:24 AM
  • "Is Apple still the cheapest growth stock?" MarketWatch 7:55 AM
  • "Apple: Follow the money to the chips" Tech.Blorge 9:00 AM
  • "Most European Stocks Advance After Apple Earnings; Yen Weakens" Bloomberg 7:55 AM
  • "The 'Strong Buy' Apple Euphoria Or Why Nothing Gold Can Stay" Seeking Alpha 1:57 PM
  • "Apple Financial Results: Conference Call" [Audio Report] Apple 7:34 AM
  • "The Worst Apple Options Trade You Can Make" Seeking Alpha 2:08 PM
  • "Why I Sold Apple Ahead of Earnings" RealMoney [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:37 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple at new high as techs rise on upswing: AMD shares climb on results; Corning, Molex, Nvidia retreat" MarketWatch 7:25 PM
  • "U.S. stocks cheer Fed's rate pledge: S&P 500 has closed up 13 out of 16 sessions so far this year" MarketWatch 4:06 PM
  • "Dow Average Rallies to Highest Level Since May" Bloomberg 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks Rally as Fed Extends Low-Rate Pledge" FOXBusiness 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher on Fed Rate Decision" TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks jump after Fed's low-rate pledge" CNNMoney 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks End Sharply Higher After Fed News" CNBC 4:07 PM
  • "Fed Lifts Markets on Rate Outlook" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:25 PM
  • "Stocks set for quiet open" CNNMoney 9:42 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Rise as Yen's Drop, Apple Profit Brighten Outlook" Bloomberg 11:15 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Tokyo shares up on weaker yen; banks lift Sydney" MarketWatch 9:50 AM
  • "Poor Earnings Drag on European Stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:55 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Pharma, telecom push Europe stocks south/Ericsson and Novartis fall after reporting sharp profit decreases" MarketWatch 11:29 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:26 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:18 PM
  • "14 Large Cap Tech Stocks Undervalued By Levered Free Cash Flows" Seeking Alpha 10:00 AM

 
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