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Tuesday Highlights: As the US vs. China trade war amps up, CNBC sees Apple as "most at risk" given almost 20% revenue flows from China; Michael Simon thinks "Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale" with new release from Beyonce, Jay-Z; Jonny Evans interviews two leaders at Deloitte on Apple's healthcare records initiative; in Australia, Apple sees US $6.7 million fine for misleading customers—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Tim Cook in Ireland to open Cork expansion; Market Realist takes a look inside Apple's declaration of war on cryptocurrency world; T-Mobile, Sprint put forth case to FCC for merger; Facebook decides autoplay video ads need to be inside your private Messenger chats; rumors of iPhone X Plus surface; PCWorld reviews new TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh router setup; iDownload Blog goes hands-on with Animoji in iOS 12.

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  • "Moving Apple's Moolah Mountain: Apple's wallet is stuffed with nearly $100 billion in cash. It's smart to have a rainy day fund, but too much idle money can be troubling to investors. What, then, should Apple spend it on? It is known to buy companies, though it doesn't have a history of gaudy purchases. Investment in its supply chain is one option on the table, as is a stock buyback."  MacNewsWorld 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's Enterprise Invasion: Why Winning in Consumer Means Winning in Enterprise"  Tech.pinions 8:58 AM
  • "Apple not turning 'blind eye' to supply chain problems: CEO" Reuters 2:57 PM
  • "Tim Cook blasts the New York Times' Report on Apple's Chinese iPad factories" Fortune 11:25 AM
  • "Apple and Labor: Following a scathing Report, Apple CEO Tim Cook gets defensive." Technology Review 1:24 PM
  • "Apple's Cook Won't Turn 'Blind Eye' to Problems With Suppliers' Conditions" Bloomberg 10:12 AM
  • "Apple's Cook Steamed Over Labor Practices Report" MacNewsWorld 6:42 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Responds to Reports of Worker Abuse" PC Magazine 8:33 AM
  • "Apple CEO calls Times supplier Report 'patently false and offensive'" Ars Technica 9:47 AM
  • "Apple customers reaction mixed to Reports of poor working conditions" IDG News Service 3:00 PM
  • "Apple's bittersweet week" CNET News 2:55 PM
  • "Apple-Foxconn tale goes well beyond Apple, and tech" CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "Steve Jobs told Google to stop poaching workers: Apple's Steve Jobs directly asked former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt to stop trying to recruit an Apple engineer, a transgression that threatened one junior Google employee's job, according to a court filing." Reuters 6:40 PM
  • "Apple is the No. 1 smartphone vendor again, say research firms: Samsung had overtaken Apple in Q3, as customers waited for the iPhone 4S"  IDG News Service 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Claimed Smartphone Lead in Fourth Quarter" [Paid Membership Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Smartphone wars: Apple won the quarter, Samsung the year" Fortune 7:52 AM
  • "Apple overtakes Samsung in Q4 smartphone sales" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Overtakes Samsung As World's Largest Smartphone Vendor In Q4" TechCrunch 10:43 AM
  • "Apple Rules Q4 but Samsung Takes 2011 Smartphone Sales Crown" eWeek 2:57 PM
  • "Analysis: Asia may not be such easy pickings for Apple" Reuters 7:37 AM
  • "Samsung loses second German 3G patent lawsuit against Apple" Foss Patents 8:02 AM
  • "German court tosses second Samsung suit against Apple" CNET News 9:04 AM
  • "Intel Looks to Challenge Apple's iTunes on Future Ultrabooks" Patently Apple 9:06 AM
  • "Apple Could Dramatically Improve Performance of its Graphic Card Drivers" HardMac 7:56 AM
  • "Macworld 2012: Autodesk Inventor Fusion for Mac Coming" MacRumors 3:00 PM
  • "Expo Notes: Sandvox 2.5 Web design package boosts slideshow support" Macworld 2:58 PM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers" MacFixIt 4:26 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Short URLs render Safari's history useless" Macworld 11:54 AM
  • "Dig deep into Lion: The best overlooked, underrated features/17 useful features every OS X Lion user should know about" Computerworld 6:41 PM
  • "Snapseed brings its iOS photo-editing tools to the Mac" Macworld 10:09 AM
  • "KeepRecipes creates an iTunes for cookbooks" GigaOM 8:57 AM
  • "The Easy Way To Sync Your Mac's Keychain To Another Mac Or iOS Device" Mac 360 8:33 AM
  • "Travel Much? Keep Track Of Your Trip's Details With A Cheap Mac App" Mac 360 8:32 AM
  • "Search For Carriage Returns/Tabs In Documents [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Friday Freebie: Need Color? Pick It Off Your Mac's Screen With Pick, The Color Picker Loupe" Mac 360 8:33 AM
  • "10.7 : Enable Recovery HD after restore from Time Capsule/File Vault 2." Mac OS X Hints 9:51 AM
  • "Exclude Folders from Time Machine Backups" OS X Daily 8:41 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Terminal – Star Wars: A New Hope" MacTrast 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's New iBooks Won't School College Bookstores Any Time Soon"  Wired 5:14 PM
  • "Lion - Canon compatibility issues; collaboration, autosave and Dropbox" MacInTouch 4:54 PM
  • "Is iOS the Future of the Mac?" AppStorm 2:38 PM
  • "Editorial: The Limits Of 'iTunes" AppleBitch 12:42 PM
Press Releases
  • "Feral ports Tropico 3: Gold Edition to Mac" MacNN 9:37 PM
  • "Aspyr Offers $5 Mac App Games This Weekend Only" Aspyr 6:23 PM
  • "Intuit Releases Quicken Essentials on Mac App Store" MacRumors 5:14 PM
  • "Macworld 2012: OmniGroup Announces OmniPlan For iPad" App Advice 2:59 PM
  • "Nova Development Launches the Mac SuperBundle Winter 2012" prMac 2:59 PM
  • "AnyMP4 iPod Transfer for Mac - Unique and Professional Mac iPod Transfer Software" PRNewswire-Asia 10:01 AM
  • "AuthenTec Launches Fingerprint Security Solution for Apple Mac OS X Lion Platforms" Business Wire 10:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "A Quick Spin Around Mini Macworld (Video)" AllThingsD 7:41 AM
  • "Expo Notes: Creators panel highlights use of Macs, iOS in music, movies" Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "Macworld | iWorld 2012 highlights for developers" GigaOM 9:38 AM
  • "Macworld | iWorld goes on down to South Park, has itself a time" Macworld 2:58 PM
  • "Welcome to the New MacWorld: The venerable expo doesn't have Apple leading the charge anymore, but it's embracing the rise of the mobile lifestyle by adding iWorld to its name. swings by." PC Magazine 10:43 AM
  • "Welcome to the New MacWorld" [Slideshow] PC Magazine 10:42 AM
  • "Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg on Greatest Innovators List" Mashable 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Estimated to Retake Title of World's Largest Smartphone Vendor" MacRumors 7:56 AM
  • "Apple is #1 Smartphone Vendor for Q4 2011" Vernon Chan 3:04 PM
  • "iPads save parliament cash, says IT chief" ZDNet UK 8:42 AM
  • "Ex-VP Using Apple Experience To Remake Penney" ifoAppleStore 8:01 AM
  • "'Steve Jobs Would Have Called This Insanity.' Ron Johnson's Transformation Of JC Penney Begins" Cult of Mac 9:38 AM
  • "Stolen iPhone Saved By iCloud: New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police follow Find My iPhone directions to nab a suspect and recover an iPhone in the space of four hours." InformationWeek 4:52 PM
  • "T-Mobile to offer unlocked iPhone users additional support starting Jan. 30" 9 to 5 Mac 2:59 PM
  • "AT&T posts huge loss on charges, iPhone subsidy: AT&T lost $6.7 billion in the fourth quarter, its first lost in three years. AT&T remains heavily dependent on iPhone for subscribers." Associated Press 7:37 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Former Palm Head Jon Rubinstein Leaves Hewlett-Packard" AllThingsD 11:09 AM
  • "The World's First Computer Password? It Was Useless Too" Wired Magazine 11:16 AM
  • "New Vizio HDTV breaks widescreen barrier for movies, apps" USA Today 11:07 AM
  • "Ubuntu creator warns businesses to be wary of cloud lock-in: Canonical and Citrix highlight the pitfalls of proprietary cloud computing" Techworld 10:57 AM
  • "First 'Super Wi-Fi' Network Goes Live in North Carolina" Network World 10:43 AM
  • "One-on-One With Sean Parker: Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker talks with Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster, former president of Facebook Inc. and investor in Spotify Ltd." [Video Report] Bloomberg Businessweek 10:12 AM
  • "LG Display's Fourth-Quarter Loss Narrows on 3-D Television, Mobile Demand" Bloomberg 10:11 AM
  • "Google+ opened up to teens to compete with Facebook" Bloomberg 10:54 AM
  • "Google Music Manager Update Lets You Download All Songs" PC Magazine 10:40 AM
  • "Schmidt: We Are Happy to Talk to the Government/Google CEO Eric Schmidt on the government's investigation into its privacy policies and push for legislation on intellectual property on the Internet." [Video Report] FOXBusiness 10:27 AM
  • "Google Tells Android Developers to Stop Using the Menu Button" eWeek 10:21 AM
  • "Google Earth 6.2 seamlessly stitches over mismatched patchwork" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "RIM slashes BlackBerry PlayBook tablet prices: Up to 58 per cent off launch cost" Register Hardware 11:01 AM
  • "RIM CEO: We're Not Baking Cookies/Research In Motion's new CEO says his earlier comments regarding change at the BlackBerry maker were a bit misunderstood. Instead of taking the easy way out, RIM hopes the more difficult path leads to success." InformationWeek 10:29 AM
  • "Marvell Lowers Guidance on Hard-Drive Shortage" Minyanville 9:50 AM
  • "Cisco Fellow Bruce Davie Joins Stealth Start-Up Nicira" AllThingsD 9:45 AM
  • "Smartphones drive record Samsung profit" Reuters 10:01 AM
  • "Penultimate talks iPad stylus" iMore 8:59 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets The Mac Observer's John Martellaro, The NPD Group's Ross Rubin, and Laptop magazine's Avram Piltch this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 2:50 PM
  • "Macworld|iWorld Interview with Johan-Till Broer of Garmin" Your Mac Life 2:37 PM
  • "Engadget Podcast 278 - 01.26.2012" Engadget 9:07 AM
  • "Spotlight on Game Your Video: Macworld Video #167" Macworld 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Makes Money, MW3, Macworld Expo, Evil Apple (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Q&A: Lytro's Charles Chi talks light field, battery life, and licensing" PCWorld 7:58 AM
  • "Apple publishes anti-trust decision over AppleCare from Italian authorities, must alter warranties by March"  9 to 5 Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Italy throws up ruling on its store site: We accept that they think we were wrong" The Register 8:46 AM
  • "New Siri Patent Paves Way For Apple Stock To Run To $1,000"  Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "Apple eyeing move to 'programmable magnets'?" CNET News 6:46 PM
  • "MacIT: IT groups grapple with managing fast-growing iOS devices" Network World 9:22 AM
  • "EFF working to keep iPhone, iPad 'jailbreaking' legal in US" AppleInsider 10:17 AM
  • "Jailbreaking is Not a Crime! Don't Forget to Sign the Petition" iDownload Blog 11:30 AM
  • "Spring launch for Apple OLED TV with Siri, says retail mole: Can it really make money when Sony et al can't?" Register Hardware 11:08 AM
  • "Apple's Siri Can't Understand Chinese [Video] Asia Tech 10:38 AM
  • "Apple's iPad turns 2: A look back and ahead" CNET News 6:41 PM
  • "Happy 2nd Birthday, iPad. What Will This Toddler Be When it Grows up?" Mashable 6:41 PM
  • "Happy birthday, iPad! RIP, pretenders: Two years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad. And computing has never been the same, despite all the 'iPad killers'" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:31 AM
  • "Future iPhone and iPad may feature MagSafe ports, wireless charging" BGR 11:12 AM
  • "Retina Macs Soon a Reality?, Does the World Need an iOS Laptop?, Fixing Keyboard Backlight, and More" Low End Mac 2:59 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Zombie Samurai HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "Drop The Chicken For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "Mini Motor Racing HD For iPad Is $1.99 Today (Was $3.99) And $0.99 For iPhone (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:41 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:33 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:33 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Offers Discount On Refurbished iPod Nano" AppleBitch 8:33 AM

  • "Video Review: SGP GLASt Screen Shield for the iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 9:23 AM
  • "Review: Antec Advance Screen Cleaners" Macenstein 8:00 AM
  • "Hands-On With the Everything-Proof Pelican iPad Case" Wired 11:16 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "OmniPlan for iPad to put project management at your fingertips in 2012" Ars Technica 11:12 AM
  • "Hands on: Pocket Informant 2 for iPad" MacNN 9:36 PM
  • "Valve Releases Steam Mobile App for iOS and Android Devices" PCWorld 8:56 AM
  • "GymPact Review: Exercise app uses money as motivator" Macworld 8:59 AM
  • "Fingle your friends: the iPad just got too intimate" CNET Reviews 1:25 PM
  • "Stickman games that shine on iOS" Download 7:36 PM
  • "Add Old Photos Directly to Facebook Timeline with Shoebox for iPhone" Techland 8:47 AM
  • "Reflections in a Photograph: WaterMyPhoto for the iPhone -Now at Version 1.5" eXtensions 8:49 AM
  • "Back in Time for iPad Makes Scientific History Fresh and Accessible — iPad App Review" PadGadget 2:59 PM
  • "Review: Paper Monsters – A Gorgeous Monster-Size Platformer for iOS" MacTrast 1:24 PM
  • "Hero Academy Review" Mac|Life 9:47 AM
  • "'RoboHero' Review – A Challenging Turn Based Puzzler" Touch Arcade 10:07 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Crystal War: BloodField" AppleTell 8:42 AM
  • "Crystal War Blood Field Review: Digitalfrog gives the castle defense genre something slightly different." 148Apps 8:42 AM
  • "Spirit Of Wandering: The Legend Review/Hidden Object gaming from the experts of the genre." 148Apps 11:13 AM
  • "Glitch Tank Review: Blast opponents into pixelated oblivion in this frantic strategy board game." 148Apps 9:00 AM
  • "Blocks Hurt! Review: Drop blocks and destroy advancing waves of monsters in several different game modes." 148Apps 10:17 AM
  • "The Passenger Review: A noir adventure game that shines too briefly." 148Apps 2:58 PM
  • "How to hack an iPad: Prevent access with a four-digit PIN code or beware" Macworld UK 8:57 AM
  • "How Siri is ruining your cellphone service" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:42 PM
  • "Macworld Is Weird Now" Gizmodo 6:40 PM
  • "The State Of iCloud Enabled Apps" MacStories 4:50 PM
  • "How Steve Jobs Steamrolled Cisco On The Name 'iPhone'"  Cult of Mac 4:41 PM
  • "Touchscreen vs. Keyboard, the Sequel" AllThingsD 2:59 PM
  • "Apps May Kill Golf As We Know It" Forbes 2:58 PM
  • "Jobs: Steve vs. the Stimulus" Forbes 2:57 PM
  • "Sony's New ISP Builds In More Cost To Android Devices – More Advantages for iPhone" Three Guys And A Podcast 12:20 PM
  • "While Apple Breaks Records, Other Smartphone Makers Limp Along" Wired 11:17 AM
  • "Apple to buy Hollywood? Not a chance." GigaOM 6:40 PM
  • "What Apple Should Do With Its $100 Billion In Cash: Buy Hollywood" TechCrunch 10:43 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' alleged threat to Push Pop Press" Edible Apple 10:20 AM
  • "Enterprise Mobility: Apple iPhone 4S: 10 Alternatives to Consider Before You Buy One" [Slideshow] eWeek 10:12 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Learning lessons" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:09 AM
  • "Why The iPhone's Average Selling Price Increased Despite The 'Free' iPhone 3GS" MacStories 9:23 AM
  • "Apple TV Is Almost Ready For Prime Time" Seeking Alpha 9:23 AM
  • "Samsung Loses Patent Complaint; Apple Complies With Italian Court Ruling" The Mac Observer 11:07 AM
  • "Apple iPhone is top dog --and Samsung's Google problem"  Computerworld 8:48 AM
  • "Apple's 7 most stubborn decisions: Apple's legendary strong will has led to some puzzling product designs and choices: some of which ultimately became trends, and others that decidedly didn't." CNNMoney 8:42 AM
  • "Why Apple shouldn't be reining in its legal team" memeburn 8:03 AM
  • "More About the Apple Cult (Even Though I Said It Was Time to Stop Talking About It)"  Technologizer 8:02 AM
  • "The Problem With The iOS Home Screen"  MacStories 8:00 AM
  • "4 Tech Companies Apple Should Consider Buying Now"  Seeking Alpha 7:52 AM
  • "Bill Gates: 'I wrote Steve Jobs a letter as he was dying. He kept it by his bed'" Telegraph 7:49 AM
  • "Real Chinese talk about Apple, manufacturing and labor" Mac.Blorge 6:43 PM
  • "Apple's an easy target, but you can't blame them for Foxconn" The Loop 6:43 PM
  • "Dear Apple: Do something about Chinese working conditions" CNET News 2:57 PM
  • "The 'punishing' iPhone factories: Will Apple customers care?" The Week 11:29 AM
  • "Why Apple is held accountable for supply chain mistreatment"  ZDNet 11:29 AM
  • "Apple's supply chain flap: It's really about us" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Will the World Ever See Fair Trade iPads?"  Techland 8:47 AM
  • "Apple: Is Tim Cook Insane (Or Just One Heck Of A Guy)?" Seeking Alpha 3:03 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Responds to Factory Condition Mistreatment, Promises to 'Dig Deeper'" Mashable 10:18 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Fires Back on Worker Abuse Allegations" TheStreet 9:34 AM
  • "Apple: Yes there are horrendous accidents, but we CARE/Tim Cook sends letter after Chinese factory horror exposé" The Register 8:46 AM
  • "Tim Cook Responds to Allegations That Apple Has Known About Factory Labor Abuses" iClarified 8:01 AM
  • "Tim Cook Responds to NYT Article Over Apple Supplier Working Conditions" iPhoneinCanada 7:45 AM
  • "Report: Apple's Suppliers Continuously Violate Code of Conduct, Apple Does Nothing to Change It/According to Apple executives and Foxconn management, safety is the last thing on Apple's mind"  DailyTech 7:42 AM
  • "Confessions of an iPhone Data Hog: AT&T Wags Finger at 'Unlimited' Data Users; A Letter Warns 'You May See Reduced Speeds'" [Paid Membership Required] 7:37 AM
  • "Ways for parents to ease tussle with teens over tech use" Seattle Times 7:28 PM
  • "Will 2012 be the year of the cloud?" ZDNet UK 11:20 AM
  • "How Wi-Fi could squeeze wireless carriers" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "Privacy vs. digital age: Where's the balance?" ZDNet 11:18 AM
  • "Top 10 challenges facing RIM's new chief executive" V3 11:09 AM
  • "Two Minute Video: Getting Started with Facebook Timeline" Techland 11:05 AM
  • "Super Bowl TV sales aren't that super" TG Daily 10:58 AM
  • "Why 3D Printing Isn't Like Virtual Reality: Before you dismiss it as a fad, consider the evolution of 2D printing." Technology Review 10:56 AM
  • "10 ridiculous Super Bowl party gadgets" MSNBC 10:37 AM
  • "Why big data means a big year for Hadoop: Companies from IBM to Amazon are turning to Hadoop to manage the surge in data that needs storing. IDGE's Michael Friedenberg says the buzz around Hadoop is no joke" CIO 10:32 AM
  • "Gamification: The buzzword that can ruin your apps and business" InfoWorld 10:31 AM
  • "Can Nintendo evolve from a pure-play game hardware company in time?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:29 AM
  • "Feature Phones Now More Profitable Than Mid-tier Smartphones" Forbes 10:25 AM
  • "Be Prepared To Sell Your Soul If You Use Google" Forbes 10:25 AM
  • "Mobile Payment Technology Gotchas" Dark Reading 10:02 AM
  • "Flickr Pro tweaked, but bigger changes needed" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "'You will download your sneakers within 20 years. Yarr'" The Register 11:03 AM
  • "Today in Tech: Twitter's new censorship ability" Fortune 10:26 AM
  • "The Circuit: Google+ now 13+, Twitter's censorship tool, AT&T supports House spectrum bill" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Online Movie Purchases In 2011 Accounted For Only 1% Of The Market" MacNews 8:51 AM
  • "What Apple could do with their $100 billion." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 9:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TMO's Editors Choice Awards for Macworld|iWorld 2012" The Mac Observer 8:08 PM
  • "iBling for your iThing: Headsets for iPods, iPhones, and iPads" Bare Feats 6:42 PM
  • "Watershed & Dry Case Offerings Keep Your iDevices High & Dry" The Mac Observer 4:54 PM
  • "Western Digital Demonstrates Its First Thunderbolt Drive" The Mac Observer 4:48 PM
  • "Doxie's new DoxieGo + Wi-Fi: Demo Video at Macworld iWorld 2012" TUAW 4:42 PM
  • "Expo Notes: Schneider Optics announces new iPhone telephoto lens" Macworld 4:42 PM
  • "Macworld | iWorld: iKeyboard for iPads" PCWorld 4:26 PM
  • "Expo Notes: Abvio plans interface update for iOS fitness apps" Macworld 4:25 PM
  • "Genius wireless mouse does away with batteries" ZDNet 3:02 PM
  • "MacWorld 2012: Doxie Go Scanner Now With Wi-Fi" App Advice 2:59 PM
  • "Magnus iPad Stand Marries Minimalism With Magnets" Wired 11:16 AM
  • " Launches KLIK, A Real-Time, Facial Recognition Camera App For iPhone" TechCrunch 11:12 AM
  • "VPNHQ service offers Android and iOS users secure public Wi-Fi access" V3 11:08 AM
  • "Man, 'The Other Brothers' Looks Good" Touch Arcade 10:45 AM
  • "Dominion Unofficially Comes To iOS" App Advice 10:17 AM
  • "Best jailbreak apps for new iPhone users" iMore 10:07 AM
  • "Tipard Newly Upgraded Mac iPhone & iPhone 4 Ringtone Maker" PRNewswire-Asia 11:28 AM
  • "Attention iPad™ II Users: Jill-e® Designs Has Created a Bag for You" PRNewswire 10:01 AM
  • "Successful Jailbreak and Unlock for iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S/4/3GS" PRWeb 10:01 AM
  • "Chocolapps Releases First ebook of 2012, The Adventures of Robin Hood" PRWeb 10:01 AM
  • "Talk Fusion Announces Arrival of First App For iPad" PRWeb 10:01 AM
  • "Fotobounce Functionality Expands to Include Apple Mobile Devices and Chinese Language" PRWeb 10:01 AM
  • "Caricature Maker Pro: Whimsical iOS and Android App Users' Captures Likeness" PRWeb 10:01 AM
  • "DONKEY.BAS For iOS Revives DOS Game Co-Created by Bill Gates" The Mac Observer 9:14 AM
  • "Snaptotes: Get Personalized Photos on Your Bag, Device or Case [Macworld / iWorld 2012] Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Dar-Soft releases German version for its popular PDF converting iOS apps" Dar-Soft 8:50 AM
  • "Updated Apps: iSomtow; and Panorama 360 Camera" eXtensions 8:47 AM
  • "What is this App? 2 - Crazy iOS puzzle action is the answer" prMac 11:10 AM
  • "Orbalus 1.0 for iOS - Magic Orbs Create Implosive/Explosive Shock Waves" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "2WayResume iPhone App Leverages Career Expertise to Optimize Job Search" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Addicting arcade Marble action for iOS has arrived with The MarbleZ" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "A music app that plays out your mood" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "Game Over? Chewy Balls for iPhone" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "Inside The World Of Dinosaurs - iPad App Narrated By Stephen Fry" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "The Joy of Cooking - iHomeEducator announces iPlanMeals" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "Professional Wedding Planning with My Wedding Organizer" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "Global Feed for the iPhone launched by Sovereign Dynamics" prMac 8:35 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Former Palm Head Jon Rubinstein Leaves Hewlett-Packard" AllThingsD 11:29 AM
  • "Former Palm CEO Rubinstein out at HP, report says" CNET News 11:35 AM
  • "webOS daddy Jon Rubinstein exits HP/Enough is enough: 'I'm gonna go for a swim, have a little lunch...'" The Register 7:28 PM
  • "HP's Discontinued TouchPad Sells Out ... Again" AllThingsD 11:29 AM
  • "HP-Microsoft Alliance Renewed In The Cloud" Seeking Alpha 3:03 PM
  • "PC Sales Have 'Not Been the Best,' Microsoft Says: Jean-Philippe Courtois, president of Microsoft International, talks about computer sales and innovation." [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft exec says Safe Harbor framework is 'alive and well'" The Register 11:01 AM
  • "Will Silverlight live or die? Microsoft won't say: The company has given little indication of what it plans to do with the plug-in technology, leaving developers in a lurch" InfoWorld 10:31 AM
  • "Is your phone faster than a Windows Phone? We've heard claims by Microsoft that Windows Phone is far more efficient at everyday tasks than other phones on the market. Well, the Windows Phone team issued a $100 challenge to anyone whose phone could beat the Windows Phone." [Video Report] ZDNet 11:18 AM
  • "10 things we love and hate about Windows Server 8: The high and low points after spending some time with the Windows Server 8 developer preview release" [Slideshow] Network World 10:31 AM
  • "Microsoft schtum on Dropbox snags with IE: Microsoft has so far declined to explain why Internet Explorer this week flagged Dropbox as a phishing threat, in an apparent clash with Amazon's S3 cloud storage." The Register 11:01 AM
  • "Dell launches pre-packaged private cloud for your datacenter" ZDNet 11:18 AM
  • "IBM And Cisco - Good Value, Above-Average Growth And A Dividend Kicker" Seeking Alpha 8:42 PM
  • "Jacques Maisonrouge, Who Steered IBM's Global Growth, Dies at 87" Bloomberg 11:32 AM
  • "Conversation about UCS with Todd Brannon of Cisco" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "Most EU states sign away internet rights, ratify ACTA treaty: European Parliament observer resigns in protest" The Register 11:04 AM
  • "European Parliament rapporteur quits in Acta protest: Negotiations over a controversial anti-piracy agreement have been described as a 'masquerade' by a key EU official." BBC 10:09 AM
  • "European Parliament website taken offline in retaliation of ACTA: The denial-of-service attacks follow new signatures to ACTA, an intellectual property treaty" Techworld 10:57 AM
  • "Aneesh Chopra leaving the White House: The nation's first chief technology officer plans to step down from his White House job, according to administration officials." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:12 AM
  • "US Cybersecurity Efforts Trigger Privacy Concerns: The federal government's plan to expand computer security protections into critical parts of private industry is raising concerns that the move will threaten Americans' civil liberties." Associated Press 9:54 AM
  • "How consumer-electronics makers are faring: A look at how selected makers of phones and other consumer electronics are faring" Associated Press 11:32 AM
  • "Thai flooding impact on tech companies, suppliers: What tech manufacturers and suppliers say about the impact from heavy flooding in Thailand" Associated Press 11:31 AM
  • "How chips, PCs, services companies are faring: A look at how selected chip-makers, computer manufacturers and services providers are faring" Associated Press 11:31 AM
  • "A look at recent tech-industry earnings: What recent tech industry earnings reveal about the state of spending and the economy" Associated Press 11:30 AM
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Apple News
  • "Breaking Down Apple's Billions [Infographic] Mashable 8:41 PM
  • "Facebook Vs Apple - Who'd You Rather" CNBC 4:43 PM
  • "Investors want 'a gusher'; Apple weighs options" Bloomberg News 11:08 AM
  • "Apple's Fourth quarter 2011 Growth Scorecard" asymco 9:04 AM
  • "Best Use Of Apple's Cash: An Apple Credit Card" Seeking Alpha 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Should Dive Back Into Dividends: Poll" TheStreet 11:13 AM
  • "Apple Shows No Signs of Slowing" RealMoney [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:12 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks end day with broad, mild gains: But KLA-Tencor leads chip equipment makers cap sector rally" MarketWatch 4:34 PM
  • "U.S. stocks mostly down; S&P streak holds: Chevron pulls Dow lower; Ford weighs on S&P 500" MarketWatch 4:34 PM
  • "Dow breaks 3-week winning streak" CNNMoney 4:34 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat as American Economy Grew Less Than Forecast in Quarter" Bloomberg 4:35 PM
  • "Disappointing GDP Data, Chevron Pressure Dow" FOXBusiness 10:27 AM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed After GDP Data Disappoints" TheStreet 4:36 PM
  • "Blue Chips Close Down 74 Points" [Paid Membership Required] 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors unimpressed by U.S. growth" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canada stocks rise marginally on RIM, gold miners" MarketWatch 11:29 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Edge Up on Commodities; Yen's Rise Hits Exporters" Bloomberg 11:12 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Sydney, Hong Kong stocks rise; Tokyo retreats" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "European Stocks Extend Losses: Jittery European stock markets extended losses on Friday afternoon after U.S. growth data fell short of expectations." [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "European Stocks Retreat as U.S. GDP Misses Estimates; BP Falls" Bloomberg 11:12 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks end week in red after U.S. GDP/Resources, banks drive downward direction" MarketWatch 11:26 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:34 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:33 PM
  • "3 Tech Stocks To Buy And 2 To Take Note Of In 2012''s First Half" Seeking Alpha 11:33 AM

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