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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, January 26, 2012


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  • "Apple reserves ripe for spending: As Apple reaches $100bn in cash reserves, there is no shortage of suggestions about what the maker of the iPhone and iPad should do with its vast hoard."  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:53 AM
  • "Apple CEO Faces First Test With Massive Cash Mountain" Reuters 1:07 PM
  • "Apple's Blowout Validates Siri, iPad's Corporate Appeal" Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "Interactive graphic: Why Apple dominates" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:58 AM
  • "Today Apple, Google, 5 Others Battle 'No Poach' Conspiracy Case"  TechCrunch 3:32 PM
  • "Was Steve Jobs the greatest innovator of all time? A recent survey found that one out of four teenagers and young adults consider Steve Jobs the greatest innovator of all time. Yet even with the present-day icon's influence and popularity among the so-called 'Apple generation,' he still ranks below another historical figure as the majority of them named Thomas Edison as top innovator."  SmartPlanet 2:41 PM
  • "Putting a human cost on the iPad: A day after Apple announced record profits, a new Report provides a detailed look at the conditions that workers at its suppliers in China have had to endure."  CNET News 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Employee Meeting Reveals More Corporate Kindness From Tim Cook" Wired 8:29 PM
  • "A kindler, gentler Apple? Don't bet on it." CNET Reviews 2:56 PM
  • "Love Triangulation: Chinese Workers and the True Cost of Apple Products" Forbes 2:56 PM
  • "Apple: made in China, untaxed profits kept offshore" ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Google approved new Motorola lawsuit against Apple iPhone and iCloud: New front in legal battles would require written permission from search giant, as patent battles continue to ramp up over Android" The Guardian 7:46 AM
  • "Autodesk Is All Smiles With Its Mac Software Business" AllThingsD 8:31 AM
  • "Tackling problems with custom shortcut assignments in OS X" MacFixIt 7:18 PM
  • "Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player review" PC Advisor 8:51 AM
  • "Inpaint review: Inpaint offers a simple alternative to Photoshop for removing objects from photos" Macworld UK 7:45 AM
  • "3 Drop Dead Easy Ways To Rip DVD Movies To Your Mac" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "Making Address Book sync properly to iCloud" iLounge 10:38 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Terminal – afplay MP3 Player" MacTrast 8:58 AM
  • "Dump A Snapshot Of What Your Mac Is Doing [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Lion discussions look at autosave and collaboration procedures, plus mouse/trackball drivers and Canon camera software." MacInTouch 4:43 PM
  • "About Apple's iBooks Author EULA" The Loop 3:31 PM
  • "Why the fuss about iBooks Author? Apple's intent has never been to improve the book publishing industry."  O'Reilly Radar 9:18 AM
  • "iOS and OS X: Time for Some Real Convergence"  MacNewsWorld 7:57 AM
Press Releases
  • "PluralEyes audio sync utility released for Final Cut Pro X" Insanely Great Mac 10:19 AM
  • "WD® Previews Its Revolutionary Thunderbolt™ Dual-Drive Storage System Delivering Ultra-Fast Data Transfer Rates at Macworld/iWorld" PRNewswire 10:12 AM
  • "The Neat® Company Will Showcase Market-Leading Digital Filing System at Macworld 2012" PRNewswire 10:12 AM
  • "Dolly Drive to Take Macworld Live Stage Friday to Unveil All-in-one Consumer & Business Cloud Solution for Mac." PRWeb 10:10 AM
  • "Abvio Reveals a First Look at Features to Come in Cyclemeter, Runmeter and Walkmeter 7.0 at Macworld | iWorld 2012" PRWeb 10:10 AM
  • "Mark/Space's GoGadget Syncs Music, Photos, Videos and Other Files Between Devices and Mac and PC Computers" PRWeb 10:10 AM
  • "DriveSavers Data File Recoveries for Apple Users Tops Six Billion" Business Wire 9:23 AM
  • "Announcing Read&Write 5 GOLD for Mac! Powerful new features and enhancements enhance both the teacher and student experience with Read&Write GOLD for Mac" Business Wire 9:22 AM
  • "SecureMac Releases PrivacyScan for Mac App Store at Macworld | iWorld" PRWeb 10:10 AM
  • "MacScan 2.9.2 Released Protecting Mac OS X from Malware and Privacy Threats" SecureMac 9:11 AM
  • "Kindle for Mac 1.8.3 adds Print Replica, PDF support" FairerPlatform 8:49 AM
  • "Mute the Mac Boot Chime with StartNinja for OS X Lion" OS X Daily 8:02 AM
  • "DB-Text 1.0 to import, edit and manage the universal and most used format for data text (CSV and TSV)" Tension Software 7:51 AM
  • "Fantastical 1.2" TidBITS 7:49 AM
  • "Karelia Software Releases Sandvox 2.5" prMac 10:00 AM
  • "Connected Accounting & ERP Delivers Collaboration For Mac Businesses" prMac 10:00 AM
  • "Eternal Storms releases Yoink 2.0, a drag'n'drop helper for OS X Lion" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Education App Bubbling Math for Mac - Free Till Friday" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Stellar Drive ToolBox 2.0 - Personal Genie for Your Mac" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "SecureMac Releases PrivacyScan in App Store for Mac OS X" prMac 7:44 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Forrester: Nearly 50% of businesses now issuing Macs, 27% support the iPad" VentureBeat 10:46 AM
  • "Forrester: 1 in 5 information workers tote Apple products" ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "21% of information workers use Apple products: Report" iTWire 5:19 PM
  • "iPads For All: One Sales Team's Story/Level 3 just gave iPads to its entire North American sales team, and IT packed them with apps customized to their jobs." InformationWeek 10:58 AM
  • "Company uses iPads instead of laptops in loaner program" Network World 11:28 AM
  • "Nine Out of 10 iPhone Buyers Are Picking the 4S" AllThingsD 8:09 AM
  • "Apple and General Motors Ads Dominate NFL Playoff Games According to Ace Metrix" Business Wire 9:22 AM
  • "The Mac Comeback: Analysis Reveals 46% of Companies Issue Macs" ReadWriteWeb 3:02 PM
  • "The Impact Of App Discounts And The Impact Of Being A Featured App" Distimo 10:36 AM
  • "What Happens When Apps Go On Sale? Revenue Up 22% On iPhone, 29% On Android" TechCrunch 10:36 AM
  • "Distimo: Being Featured In The Android Market Can Boost Apps' Rank By 172% While Featured, 828% After" TechCrunch 11:00 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Android Captures Record 39 Percent Share of Global Tablet Shipments in Q4 2011/According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments reached 27 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011. Android jumped to a record 39 percent global share, while Apple iOS maintained its strong leadership at 58 percent." Business Wire 7:43 AM
  • "Apple doesn't fear Android tablet gains, but PC makers should" GigaOM 10:09 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple still owns tablet market, but Android narrows the gap" Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "iPad Still King: Maintains Majority Marketshare of Tablet Shipments in Q4 2011" PadGadget 3:24 PM
  • "Android to Topple iOS as Developer Platform of Choice" PadGadget 8:58 AM
  • "Who Has Apples at Work? In Many Cases, It's the Bosses" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:13 AM
  • "Apple's grip on tablet market said to be loosening as Android shipments tripled in Q4" BGR 8:59 AM
  • "Macworld Conference Carries On Without Apple" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:14 PM
  • "Macworld Expo Kicks Off Today At Moscone Center" Bay City News 3:53 PM
  • "Macworld | iWorld: It's about business, too" Macworld 10:52 AM
  • "What's new at Macworld: The 28-year-old expo has new brand, a new focus and hundreds of fizzy new products" Fortune 9:59 AM
  • "AT&T outduels Verizon in iPhone" CNNMoney 10:28 AM
  • "AT&T Sets Record With 7.6 Million iPhone Activations in 4Q11" The Mac Observer 10:19 AM
  • "Apple's Gain Is ATT's Pain" Forbes 11:40 AM
  • "Source: Apple's Mobile Ad Business Was Held Back By Steve Jobs' Illness" Business Insider 2:46 PM
  • "Everything is Relative - Nokia Bounces as much as Apple" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Part-Time Apple Employees Now Eligible to Participate in Charitable Matching Program" MacRumors 3:24 PM
  • "Ron Johnson Reveals How He's Going To Make JC Penney Look More Like Apple" Business Insider 11:39 AM
  • "JC Penney Gets Apple-Like Bounce" Barron's 3:25 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Logica says cloud is 'railway of 21st century'" Techworld 11:38 AM
  • "Kim Dotcom 'email' to neighbours: Don't forget the cocaine" Stuff: New Zealand 11:32 AM
  • "Toshiba considers global launch of BookPlace e-reader: Japanese manufacturer said it will have 100,000 titles by March for its online bookstore" Techworld 11:39 AM
  • "Startup Nivio Offers Virtual Windows Desktop to Tablets, Phones" PC Magazine 11:18 AM
  • "Zynga Accused of Ripping Off Idea for Dream Heights Game" PC Magazine 11:17 AM
  • "Verizon Razr Maxx, With 21 Hours of Go Time, Now Available" eWeek 10:48 AM
  • "New HTML5 Site Gives Coding Advice to Developers" eWeek 10:47 AM
  • "Chrome lets Web pages use smarter autofill technology" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "Google Reincarnates Dead Paper Mill as Data Center of Future" Wired Magazine 11:55 AM
  • "Google thinks this lady browses like a dude" MSNBC 11:09 AM
  • "What JavaScript's inventor really thinks about Google Dart" InfoWorld 10:59 AM
  • "Google Experimenting With TCP For a Faster Web" eWeek 10:48 AM
  • "Google Public Alerts Tips Users to Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods" eWeek 10:47 AM
  • "Google stirs up privacy hornet's nest: With no opt-out option, Google plans to combine users' data across services" Computerworld 10:39 AM
  • "AT&T chief bashes FCC, pleads for more spectrum: Accuses FCC of 'picking winners and losers'" Network World 11:24 AM
  • "AT&T loses whopping $6.7B on pensions, T-Mobile breakup" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "Nokia Names Risto Siilasmaa as Chairman to Replace Retiring Jorma Ollila" Bloomberg 10:03 AM
  • "1 Billion Euro Loss and a Silver Lining for Nokia" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:14 AM
  • "Real Bonding With Family Around the TV Via Skype" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Nintendo says Wii U to launch before 2012 holiday season" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Nintendo Slashes Annual Targets for 3DS Despite Price Cuts, Software Bonanza" IDG News Service 11:20 AM
  • "Exclusive | Gavin Rossdale: Front & Center" ["'Yeah, I'm pure Mac'"] MacDirectory 11:01 AM
  • "Macworld|iWorld Interview with Patrick O'Neill, CEO of olloclip" Your Mac Life 12:56 PM
  • "Macworld|iWorld Interview with Jason Palmer of Epson" Your Mac Life 11:47 AM
  • "Macworld|iWorld Interview with Paul Scandariato, Doxie Go + Wi-Fi" Your Mac Life 10:58 AM
  • "Tim Cook at today's Town Hall: Starting in June, Apple employees get $500 off Macs, $250 off iPads" 9 to 5 Mac 7:53 AM
  • "Apple to reward employees with hefty product discounts" CNET News 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly gives big discounts to employees" TG Daily 7:36 AM
  • "Apple Employees to Get $500 Off Macs, $250 Off iPads" PCWorld 8:49 AM
  • "Apple dishes out cheap, tasty Macs 'n slabs to staff: Employees sink teeth into hefty $500 Macbook discounts" The Register 9:14 AM
  • "iPhone 5 to feature larger display, Reports hint" Crave @ CNET 8:10 AM
  • "Firmware Updates for Mac mini, MacBook, and 13-Inch MacBook Pro" TidBITS 7:49 AM
  • "$4.99 iOS 5 Battery Fix Available From Cydia Is A Complete Scam" Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "KDDI Lifts Revenue Outlook on iPhone Demand" [Paid Membership Required] 10:52 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple's Second Siri Patent Discusses All Things Hands-Free" Patently Apple 3:26 PM
  • "Apple introduces us to the Wild World of Coded Magnets" Patently Apple 10:44 AM
  • "Apple's universal remote concept hints at future television set" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at possible touchscreen TV remote" Electronista 9:15 AM
  • "Apple Eyeing SDK For IAP Accessories" MacNews 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Patents Reflect Work On Even Better Displays" MacNews 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Magnetically Implemented Security Devices" MacNews 9:12 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Name Appears On Interface-Related Patent" MacNews 9:17 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Kingdom Rush For iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 12:30 PM
  • "Kingdom Rush For iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 12:30 PM
  • "Kingdom Rush For iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 12:30 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 18 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:45 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 12:39 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Models, Prices And Information" MacReviewZone 12:39 PM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... The Best iPod Touch Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:43 PM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:43 PM

  • "Apple's 'Secret' Recipe for Success: Tech Giant Is Like the CIA, Lashinsky Says" [Video Report]  Daily Ticker 8:31 AM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and October, 2011, 13 Inch Macbook Pro 2.4GHz" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 1:39 PM
  • "Cygnett UrbanShield for iPhone 4/4S" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "MEElectronics A151 Earphones: Where'd The Sound Go? [Review] Cult of Mac 7:58 AM
  • "Mediadevil's Easyscreen Screen Protector Is Unusual" The Mac Observer 9:23 AM
  • "An iPad sleeve that fits to a T" MSNBC 11:11 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Mattebox: The Closest Thing the iPhone Has to Manual Focus" Gizmodo 6:14 PM
  • "NewsFlash For iOS Proves That An Anti-UX Can Be A Great UX" TechCrunch 11:01 AM
  • "Infinity Blade II Review: Sequel lives up to the convention-defying original" Macworld 9:15 AM
  • "iPhone App Video Review: JAZZ: Trump's journey" Appolicious 3:31 PM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: The Adventures of Tintin – The Game" AppleTell 8:05 AM
  • "'One Epic Game' Review - Stick a fork in 'Epic,' folks. It's done." Touch Arcade 3:32 PM
  • "'Paper Monsters' Review - A Straightforward and Visually Stunning Platformer" Touch Arcade 9:02 AM
  • "Pyramid ? Solitaire Review" 148Apps 11:13 AM
  • "Mailboxing Review: Tilt-based game of destruction where players seek to destroy all mailboxes that have been spammed by a maniacal mailman." 148Apps 8:49 AM
  • "Steamscope Review: Navigate dangerously crowded tunnels, pipes and hallways. Think skinny and squeeze into some tight spaces to reach the goal." 148Apps 8:00 AM
  • "How to Create Your Own Custom Siri Conversations" iDownload Blog 10:54 AM
  • "Learn About an iPhone From the Serial Number" OS X Daily 3:25 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 9:31 PM
  • "Apple and Google as Creative Archetypes: In the hunt for innovation, that elusive elixir of economic growth and corporate prosperity, try a little jazz as an inspirational metaphor." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 5:00 PM
  • "Five Ways to Improve Gmail for iOS" Ken Yarmosh 4:59 PM
  • "iPad Loses Ground to Android Tablets? I Don't Think So: Android tablet shipments are catching up with Apple's iPad. Should Apple be worried? Nah!"  PCWorld 4:47 PM
  • "These charts will make the Fandroids want to puke" MacDailyNews 4:15 PM
  • "Analysis: Apple & China's Laborers: The Heat is On" The Mac Observer 4:48 PM
  • "It's An Apple iPhone World, We All Just Live In It" Forbes 3:26 PM
  • "Apple Management: Falling Down on the Job?" WSJ Blogs 3:26 PM
  • "Is Apple's New Patent Proof of an iTV Set?" Minyanville 1:13 PM
  • "Why Apple's Trumping Android in Enterprises" Forbes 12:42 PM
  • "Are These Idiotic iPad Thieves Uploading Their Pics to Photo Stream?" Gizmodo 12:42 PM
  • "'Figuring Out' Apple Feels Like A Sisyphean Task" Investopedia 12:42 PM
  • "It's Time to Stop Talking About the Apple Cult: Why a decades-old stereotype is less relevant than ever."  Techland 11:48 AM
  • "Recycled iPhone 5 Rumors Miss the Point"  PC Magazine 11:13 AM
  • "Apple, Electronics and Environmental Ills" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:23 PM
  • "Former Apple Executives Address Working Conditions in Suppliers' Factories" MacRumors 11:39 AM
  • "Science Project + Daughter + Dad = iTunes Hit?" Wired 10:38 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Better safe than right" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:12 AM
  • "Apple's stingy employee discount" ZDNet 9:59 AM
  • "Media spotlight shines bright on Macworld|iWorld Day One" The Mac Observer 9:12 AM
  • "Fancy A Prototype Apple Laptop?" AppleBitch 9:11 AM
  • "A Different Take On Apple's Cash Stash" Seeking Alpha 9:03 AM
  • "For carriers, the bittersweet drug that is the iPhone" CNET News 9:02 AM
  • "On Apple's Efforts to Improve Supply Chain Conditions" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Don't Expect Apple's Digital Textbook Innovation To Come From The Top Down"  Forbes 8:31 AM
  • "iWant: Automatic Sync for iPods, iPhones and iPads" Kirkville 8:10 AM
  • "Apple in China: The New York Times goes for the Pulitzer" Fortune 8:10 AM
  • "Should Apple Do More To Help The US Economy?" MacNews 8:09 AM
  • "The PC is dying. The iPad and Mac are not"  Computerworld 8:09 AM
  • "Apple and Google ramp up proxy war" The Register 8:05 AM
  • "2012, The Next iPhone, And LTE" MacStories 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's Rotten Side Has a Familiar Look" [Paid Membership Required] 9:56 AM
  • "How iPad Demand Led to Last Year's Deadly Foxconn Explosion" Gizmodo 9:23 AM
  • "Former executives accuse Apple of ignoring supplier labor abuses" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Pricing in Apple Online Stores in Thailand and the rest of the World" eXtensions 7:50 AM
  • "CFOs Ponder M&A as Apple's Billions Hint at Future Deals" CFOWorld 7:49 AM
  • "Google's New Unified Privacy Policy: Much Ado About Nothing?" The Mac Observer 12:33 PM
  • "Behind Ubuntu's shift into mobile" ZDNet UK 12:00 PM
  • "We need to talk about ITIL" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "Saying goodbye to a legendary robot" TG Daily 11:41 AM
  • "LTE-Advanced gets the go-ahead, but don't expect faster 4G as a result" IDG News Service 11:01 AM
  • "How Not To Destroy Your Professional Reputation On Facebook" Forbes 10:52 AM
  • "The Cloud Will Transform Every Company in Every Sector" E-Commerce Times 10:45 AM
  • "Reuters Magazine: The Hashtag Revolution" Reuters 10:15 AM
  • "Can you snag a tech job with training alone?" Fortune 10:03 AM
  • "Nokia Sells 1 Million Windows Phones, But Symbian Dropping Faster than Expected" AllThingsD 9:51 AM
  • "Android's tablet share at 39 percent as shipments triple, says study" IDG News Service 11:00 AM
  • "Google, Look Out Behind You!" TechCrunch 11:37 AM
  • "Are analysts missing the big picture on Google?" MarketWatch 10:04 AM
  • "Google's new cross-service info sharing: Why the hubbub?" Network World 11:23 AM
  • "How to choose what you share with Google" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:53 AM
  • "How Google keeps your secrets private" CNNMoney 9:49 AM
  • "Buying a Super-Bowl-Worthy TV" SmartMoney 9:41 AM
  • "Inside SAP's Skunkworks as It Takes Aim at Oracle" [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Logical Step: Samsung Shifts Its Focus for Chips" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Netflix Doesn't Want to Compete With Cable, Hulu, iTunes or Gamefly. But HBO..." AllThingsD 10:39 AM
  • "Google passes Facebook as the most global-friendly website, Apple doesn't make the top 10" The Next Web 8:59 AM
  • "7 Things I Learned From Building My First Desktop PC" PCWorld 8:32 AM
  • "When Metadata Comes to Twitter" PCWorld 7:46 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 7:51 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Mackie's iPad Controlled Mixer Lets Sound Techs Escape the Booth" Gizmodo 7:18 PM
  • "Blue Announces New Microphones for Mac, iPad, iPhone" The Mac Observer 7:18 PM
  • "Expo Notes: iSupport debuts three iPhone mounts for shooting steady Video" Macworld 7:01 PM
  • "iWorld 2012: Bottle Opener Cases, Wave Cradle, Nomad Brush, Wallet Case" MacRumors 5:00 PM
  • "ATARI's 'Breakout®: Boost+' Hits The App Store" RazorianFly 3:54 PM
  • "'Junk Jack' for iPad Might Be Closer than You Think" Touch Arcade 3:02 PM
  • "Steam hits iOS and Android for buying, but not playing games" Electronista 2:46 PM
  • "Lantronix xPrintServer Allows iOS Devices to Use Network Printers" The Mac Observer 2:41 PM
  • "QuickShot Automatically Syncs Photos Taken With Your iOS Device to Dropbox" iClarified 12:43 PM
  • "Jailbreaking is Not a Crime, Sign the Petition" iClarified 12:43 PM
  • "Launch Center Automates iPhone Apps Using Notification Center" Wired 12:34 PM
  • "Kidz Gear Launches Headphones for Kids Made Especially for Apple Devices" Thomas PR 12:32 PM
  • "Corporate PowerPoint files now play on iPad/Macworld|iWorld: Enterprise version of Brainshark's PowerPoint translator debuts" Network World 11:28 AM
  • "ShoeBox App Now Integrates With Facebook Timeline, Lets You Add Photos To Years Past" TechCrunch 11:01 AM
  • "Drchrono Raises $2.8M From Yuri Milner And Others To Help Bring Medical Records To The iPad" TechCrunch 11:01 AM
  • "'RAGE HD' Updated With New Levels, Better Models" Touch Arcade 10:46 AM
  • " Universal Video Platform Reveals Android Gaining on iOS in Mobile Video Wars" PRNewswire 10:11 AM
  • "Sogeti Launches Free iOS and Android Software Testing Life Cycle App: TMap® Life Cycle" PRNewswire 10:11 AM
  • "Headquake Absolute 3D Sound iPhone App Launch @ CES" PRWeb 10:11 AM
  • "MoPho, an App That Allows iPhone Users to Purchase Photo Gifts and Products Directly From Their Device, Hits Top 20 Photography Apps in the US Within 2 Week of Release." PRWeb 10:11 AM
  • "Zombie: the Rescue--Recipe for App Store Success Launches" PRWeb 10:10 AM
  • "Ntractive Announces Elements CRM for iPad: Ntractive has taken their desktop cloud application and moved it to the iPad platform. Elements CRM for iPad is the first of its kind iPad app that looks, works and feels just like a desktop app." PRWeb 10:10 AM
  • "IntelliChief Document Management Goes Mobile: IntelliChief Extends IBM i Series, and Other Documents by Taking Them Mobile via Apple®, Android®, and Windows® Mobile Devices" PRWeb 10:10 AM
  • "One Touch iPad and iPhone Uploader for Apple iOS 5" Business Wire 9:23 AM
  • "SRS Labs Showcases Award-Winning Audio Accessories and Apps at 2012 Macworld | iWorld" Business Wire 9:23 AM
  • "Viggle? Loyalty Program for TV Now Available in iTunes App Store: Free app enables users to check into TV shows and get real rewards such as gift cards, movie tickets, music and much more; innovative brands and networks onboard for launch" Business Wire 9:23 AM
  • "Intuit's Free Mobile App Helps Low-income Taxpayers Find, Claim Overlooked Credit: Earned Income Tax Credit Finder Can Put Up To $5,700 in People's Pockets" Business Wire 9:23 AM
  • "Shazam to Make ESPN's Winter X Games Aspen 2012 More Interactive: Winter X Games to serve as first Live Telecast for Shazam for TV™ - gives fans convenient mobile access to music, highlights and related social media" Business Wire 9:22 AM
  • "WD demos its first Thunderbolt drive at Macworld" CNET News 4:46 PM
  • "Western Digital MyBook Thunderbolt Duo eyes-on at Macworld 2012 (Video)" Engadget 3:53 PM
  • "WD's MyBook takes a Thunderbolt to the chest: 2-drive external storage system for mega-fast read/writes" The Register 9:15 AM
  • "Siri voice translation comes to the iPhone 4S via Lingual" The Verge 8:59 AM
  • "SpotON Radio app brings more Spotify to iOS" iPodNN 7:52 AM
  • "PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.7" TidBITS 7:49 AM
  • "Top 10 iPad game of the year now available for iPhone and iPod touch" Prank Ltd 7:49 AM
  • "Miss Pivot releases interactive book via mobile app- Fire Cupid" prMac 3:02 PM
  • "Hygiene-O-Meter - an iPhone app to test your hygiene score released" prMac 10:46 AM
  • "Fragmented HD 1.0 for iPad - The Easiest Way To Share Your Photos" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Sculpt My Pregnancy for iPhone and iPad - Safe Uniquely Tailored Fitness" prMac 7:45 AM
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Computer Industry
  • "NEC to cut 10,000 workers, forecasts $1.3 billion loss in year through March: NEC will slash 3,000 jobs outside Japan as it copes with the effects of the Thai floods and problems in its mobile business" IDG News Service 10:29 AM
  • "NEC to Eliminate 10,000 Jobs After Forecasting $1.3 Billion Full-Year Loss" Bloomberg 10:20 AM
  • "NEC slashes 10,000 jobs – blames Thai floods, smartphone slump" The Register 11:44 AM
  • "NEC Posts Loss, Cuts Jobs" [Paid Membership Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Ready To Wage War Against Apple, Google With Nokia Lumia" Forbes 10:03 AM
  • "Microsoft paid Nokia $250 million in fourth quarter to adopt Windows Phone 7; billions more to follow" Computerworld Blogs 10:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Paid Nokia $250 Million To Switch To Windows Phone, And That's Only The First Payment" Business Insider 10:03 AM
  • "Challenges Ahead for Windows 8 on ARM" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's magic bullet for Azure: Red Hat Linux" The Register 11:45 AM
  • "Microsoft seeking open-source expert to help put Linux on Azure" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "15 essential open source tools for Windows admins: Microsoft offers great tools for enhancing your server-side experience, but open source has impressive options as well" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:59 AM
  • "Rumors Aside, XBox 720 Needs To Keep Its Eyes On The Prize" Forbes 10:53 AM
  • "New Xbox may block used games" TG Daily 11:40 AM
  • "Dell Confident In Long-Term Prospects, Will Continue Buying Back Shares" Barron's 10:02 AM
  • "Dell teams with Microsoft on private cloud starter system" V3 11:50 AM
  • "IBM Mixes Scientists, Social Media, And Supercomputers -- Here's What They Get" Business Insider 9:57 AM
  • "A Hidden Reason That IBM's Earnings Are Outstanding" The Motley Fool 9:57 AM
  • "HP WebOS Open Source Timeline Revealed: HP will release Open WebOS 1.0 in pieces during the next eight months, disappointing some developers who'd hoped to get the entire platform at once." InformationWeek 10:57 AM
  • "WebOS Open Source Launch Set for September" Techland 11:48 AM
  • "HP Hopes to Lure Mobile App Developers to Open webOS" PCWorld 11:20 AM
  • "HP webOS open source begins — what next?" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "HP updates small-business color printer line" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "Intel pays $120M for RealNetworks video patents, software" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "RealNetwork To Sell Patents, Video Codec To Intel For $120M" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "RealNetworks to Sell Patents to Intel" [Paid Membership Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Cisco CEO Chambers on Strategy, Outlook" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:55 AM
  • "Cisco's Chambers: Business is easier in Russia" CNNMoney 9:49 AM
  • "Cisco takes a bite out of the datacenter server market" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "Say goodbye to Fast Ethernet: 10G Ethernet is expected to make up the majority of revenue in Ethernet switching by 2016 due to data center requirements for the higher-speed ports" Network World 11:00 AM
  • "What EU Data Privacy Proposal Means For Business: Proposed new rules, including a 'right to be forgotten' clause, could create compliance mess for multinational businesses." Dark Reading 12:13 PM
  • "Companies worry about SEC's advice to disclose cyberthreats" Silicon Valley 10:41 AM
  • "Here's how to solve America's developer shortage" InfoWorld 10:59 AM
  • "Scientists shift electron orbits for atomic storage and quantum computing" The Register 11:46 AM
  • "Smallest-Ever Nanotube Transistors Outperform Silicon" Technology Review 11:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Forget The Value Angle, Apple Is A Pure Growth Play" Seeking Alpha 6:15 PM
  • "Apple the World's Largest Company? Yes. Maybe. Sort of." The Motley Fool 3:25 PM
  • "The Fed's not helping anybody but Apple" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "Apple stock hits record after boost from earnings" Bloomberg News 8:05 AM
  • "2012: The Year of the Apple Dividend?" [Video Report] MarketWatch 9:02 AM
  • "KDDI Lifts Revenue Outlook on iPhone Demand" [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Foxconn Rises After Apple's Record Results: Hong Kong Mover" Bloomberg 8:09 AM
  • "Hardest Decision of All: When to Sell Apple" CNBC 9:00 AM
  • "How to trade Apple's volatility levels" optionMONSTER 8:59 AM
  • "Get a Slice of Apple Through Suppliers: Credit Suisse says Lam Research, KLA-Tencor, ASML and Teradyne are exposed." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:45 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks slide in late trades: SanDisk leads sector drop; Netflix keeps strong gains" MarketWatch 5:20 PM
  • "U.S. stocks lose traction on home sales" MarketWatch 12:03 PM
  • "Stocks Stumble Amid Mixed Earnings, Data" FOXBusiness 5:20 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower as Housing, Jobs Data Disappoint" TheStreet 5:20 PM
  • "Stocks end in red on earnings, economic data" CNNMoney 5:20 PM
  • "Poor Data Sink Stocks: Stocks fell, surrendering early gains, after a wave of disappointing economic data offset strong earnings from blue chips and the Federal Reserve's pledge to hold down interest rates." [Paid Membership Required] 5:21 PM
  • "Stocks: Bracing for a busy day" CNNMoney 9:49 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Advance as U.S. Fed Considers More Asset Purchases" Bloomberg 11:53 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks rally, but Tokyo retreats" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise" [Paid Membership Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Europe Stocks Climb to Five-Month High; Stoxx 600 in Bull Market" Bloomberg 11:53 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rally on Fed's rate pledge/Banks, miners rally; Nokia boosted by phone shipments" MarketWatch 12:04 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:21 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:21 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:42 PM
  • "Top Tech Stocks With The Best Upside Potential" Seeking Alpha 12:08 PM

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