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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, January 31, 2012


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  • "John Browett Joins Apple as Senior Vice President of Retail" ["Browett comes to Apple from European technology retailer Dixons Retail, where he has been CEO since 2007. Beginning in April, he will be responsible for Apple's retail strategy and the continued expansion of Apple retail stores around the world."]  Apple 7:48 AM
  • "John Browett Joins Apple as Senior Vice President of Retail" Business Wire 8:47 AM
  • "Dixons boss John Browett swaps Hemel Hempstead for Apple's California HQ: Since he joined Dixons from Tesco in 2007, John Browett has made a good stab at repairing the chain's reputation for shoddy customer service, and improving its financial position" The Guardian 8:29 AM
  • "Apple turns to Dixons for new retail chief" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Meet John Browett, Apple's New Retail King" FOXBusiness 4:15 PM
  • "Apple signs Dixons Retail chief John Browett" BBC 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Reaches To UK For New Retail Chief" ["Dixons sales techniques vary greatly from Apple's, according to several Web postings that describe 'The Fives' method. "] ifoAppleStore 6:08 PM
  • "Cook hires first exec since taking Apple's reins from Jobs: Makes CEO of struggling European chain Dixons head of Apple's retail" Computerworld 11:55 AM
  • "Apple's Surprising New Appointment: John Browett, the CEO of the troubled European electronics retailer, Dixons has been appointed head of retail by Apple in a move that certainly surprised the industry. WSJ's Ben Rooney analyzes the move." [Video Report]  MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Hires Dixons Chief to Run Retail Stores" [Paid Membership Required] 7:57 AM
  • "Dixons getting ready for big switchover as Browett leaves company" Daily Mail (UK) 6:05 PM
  • "Apple retail grabs Brit Dixons chief John Browett" Computerworld 8:08 AM
  • "What Lies in Store for Apple Stores? It would be safe to say that eyebrows were raised at news that Apple is hiring John Browett, the chief executive of British technology retailer Dixons, to head Apple Inc.'s global retail division." WSJ Blogs 2:31 PM
  • "A new boss at the Apple Store: Tim Cook taps John Browett, CEO of Dixons, to head his retail empire" Fortune 7:57 AM
  • "Apple names John Browett new retail chief" CNET News 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Names Browett to Lead Retail Business Amid Global Push" Bloomberg 7:55 AM
  • "Apple names Dixons CEO to head retail unit" Reuters 8:05 AM
  • "Apple faces possible boycott over Foxconn investigation: Consumers are being urged to boycott the iPhone and iPad over poor working conditions at Chinese factories" Techworld 7:55 AM
  • "Samsung Fails to Overturn Apple's German Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban" Bloomberg 7:55 AM
  • "German appeals court upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction -- but on different legal basis than Apple's design right"  Foss Patents 8:03 AM
  • "Samsung Probed by EU Antitrust Regulator Over Mobile Patents" ["Alan Hely, a spokesman for Apple in London, declined to comment. Cupertino, California-based Apple said in a U.S. court filing in October that Samsung faced an EU probe into its 'egregious' misuse of patents."] Bloomberg 7:55 AM
  • "EU launches full-blown investigation of Samsung's suspected abuse of FRAND-pledged patents -- Motorola must watch out" Foss Patents 8:04 AM
  • "EU Opens Antitrust Probe Against Samsung Over Patents" [Paid Membership Required] 8:57 AM
  • "Europe investigates Samsung for anti-competitive call in Apple iPhone war" Computerworld 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X" ["Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 includes a collection of groundbreaking new tools for editing multicam projects. Final Cut Pro X automatically syncs clips from your shoot using audio waveforms, time and date, or timecode to create a Multicam Clip with up to 64 angles of video, which can include mixed formats, frame sizes and frame rates. The powerful Angle Editor allows you to dive into your Multicam Clip to make precise adjustments, and the Angle Viewer lets you play back multiple angles at the same time and seamlessly cut between them."] Apple 7:59 AM
  • "Storyline: Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3/Final Cut Pro X gets a new angle--64 of them, in fact" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's 'significant' Final Cut Pro X update adds new editing tools, Thunderbolt support" The Next Web 8:37 AM
  • "Multicam Editing, Broadcast Monitoring Return to Final Cut Pro X" Mac|Life 9:11 AM
  • "Apple Releases Final Cut Pro X (10.0.3), Motion 5.0.2, Compressor 4.0.2, '7toX'" RazorianFly 10:12 AM
  • "Apple Final Cut Pro X Update Adds Enhanced XML" eWeek 6:57 PM
  • "Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor" IT.Enquirer 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Launches New AirPort Utility Software" AppleBitch 8:07 AM
  • "Airport Utility 6: Base station management gets a fresh face" FairerPlatform 9:46 AM
  • "Motion Update Improves Animation Keyframing, More" The Mac Observer 10:26 AM
  • "ZFS Comes to OS X Courtesy of Apple's Former Chief ZFS Architect" MacRumors 3:31 PM
  • "Tested: Firefox 10 Can't Catch Up to Internet Explorer, Chrome" LAPTOP Magazine 3:29 PM
  • "Multicam editing tips and tricks" Apple Helps 12:05 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X: Apple ProRes Media recorded with a PIX Video Recorder imports with incorrect field order setting" Apple Support 12:05 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: HTTP Live Streaming segments are not replaced" Apple Support 12:05 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3: Accessing the new advanced controls in the Keyer or Luma Keyer effect" Apple Support 12:05 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3, Motion 5.0.2, and Compressor 4.0.2: Require Mac OS X 10.6.8 or OS X 10.7.2" Apple Support 12:05 PM
  • "Review: Apple Final Cut Pro fights on" USA Today 8:29 AM
  • "First look: Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 restores professional features; adds notable new ones" Macworld 8:26 AM
  • "Yoink: Efficient Swatch Snatcher Makes Full-Screen Feel Less Bloated" MacNewsWorld 8:13 AM
  • "WriteRoom 3 Review" Mac|Life 9:48 AM
  • "Browse Your Movies On OS X With This VideoBuffet" MacNews 8:39 AM
  • "How to trigger OS X system events with Griffin Proxi" MacFixIt 8:13 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Quick Look Preview In Stacks For Mac OS X Lion" MacTrast 8:20 AM
  • "Troubleshooting Final Cut Pro X: January 31st, 2012" FCPXtv 8:08 AM
  • "Convert AIFF to M4A Directly in Mac OS X Easily & For Free" OS X Daily 3:29 PM
  • "Enhance Your Login Picture With Visual Effects [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Customize OS X system preferences (Tip)" MacFixIt 4:06 PM
  • "10.7: StartNinja turns off the system start up chime" Mac OS X Hints 10:12 AM
  • "10.7: Viewing Email when Organized by Conversation" Mac OS X Hints 10:11 AM
  • "See All Previously Used Defaults Commands in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 1:13 PM
  • "Remove Unnecessary System Preferences Icons in OS X to Simplify Your Settings" Lifehacker 8:58 AM
  • "Tiger or Leopard for PowerPC Macs? Does It Matter Anymore?" Low End Mac 4:14 PM
  • "PowerList: Top 12 Free, Classy, Useful Apps Every Mac User Must Have" Mac 360 8:06 AM
Press Releases
  • "CCleaner for Mac 1.01 released, but Windows users get more" BetaNews 2:33 PM
  • "Firefox 10 For Mac OS X Is Unleashed" AppleBitch 12:59 PM
  • "Firefox 10: A very incremental whole-number release" FairerPlatform 12:59 PM
  • "7toX for Final Cut Pro converts legacy FCP projects" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "SQLabs announces SQLiteSync" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Art Files 2, SneakPeek Pro to Support Adobe Creative Suite CS6" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Doodle Fit 1.0 for Mac OS X: Tiling Puzzle Game with 3 Million Downloads" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Witness 2 - Watch your home from your iPhone or iPad" prMac 8:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iRead, iWrite, iLearn: With its iPad and new suite of applications, Apple aims to put its stamp on education and publishing in the same manner it did in music with the iPod and iTunes." Minneapolis Star-Tribune 6:05 PM
  • "Petition tells Apple: We want an 'ethical' iPhone 5" CNET News 12:06 PM
  • "Petitions Demand Apple Improve Foxconn Conditions" Mashable 6:57 PM
  • "iOS App Downloads & Marketing Costs Hit Record High In December" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "Apple fights scalpers with iPhone 4S lottery system in Hong Kong" CBS News 11:54 AM
  • "Beijing Telecom may launch CDMA iPhone 4S" China Daily 8:42 AM
  • "China Telecom confirms Apple deal, will sell iPhone 4S as early as February" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "China Telecom Confirms It Will Offer iPhone 4S From Late Feb" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "iPhone 4S To Be Launched On China Telecom Soon" Apple Bitch 8:44 AM
  • "Thousands Of Hopefuls Line Up For Foxconn Jobs In China As Factory Ramps Up iPhone 5 Production" Cult of Mac 1:09 PM
  • "iPhone doc will detect cancer, diabetes - boffins: Touch screen literally meets bleeding-edge science" The Register 8:32 AM
  • "Macworld | iWorld 2012: Interesting audio finds" AppleTell 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Nixes Walk-In iPhone Sales At HK Store" ifoAppleStore 8:17 AM
  • "The Apple of J.C. Penny's Brand" Forbes 7:54 AM
  • " iPhoner are office romantics, Androiders are loose" CNET News 4:06 PM
  • "ESPN's John Skipper Loves Every Platform — As Long As He Gets Paid (Video)" AllThingsD 8:49 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Sky promises its broadband will reach 90pc of Brits" ZDNet UK 2:13 PM
  • "Nintendo's Wii U might not be called the Wii U" TG Daily 1:51 PM
  • "The man who said 'no' to co-founding Facebook with Zuckerberg, costing him millions" Fairfax Media 12:57 PM
  • "Firefox 10 Arrives Today with Extended Support for Businesses" PCWorld 12:41 PM
  • "Hackers infect WordPress 3.2.1 blogs to distribute TDSS rootkit" IDG News Service 12:29 PM
  • "RIM criticized for 'Be Bold' superhero blog and graphic: Apparent try to better appeal to youth causes renewed concern about RIM's future among analysts" Computerworld 12:45 PM
  • "RIM backs away from 'lame' BlackBerry superheroes" The Canadian Press [Free Registration Required] 12:24 PM
  • "Google Professor appointed in Paris: Google has created a sponsored academic post in France, the Google@HEC chair at the HEC Paris business school." The Register 1:55 PM
  • "Google previews new privacy policy: Google's new consolidated Privacy Policy goes into effect March 1, 2012" Network World 12:46 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet on Sale at ATandT Feb. 19, Preorders Feb. 5" eWeek 12:12 PM
  • "Smartphone vendors to wait for 2Q launch to avert hot iPhone demand, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 12:00 PM
  • "Facebook users wary of new feature as social network gears up to go public" Boston Herald 10:35 AM
  • "Bang & Olufsen to debut (slightly) more affordable gadgets" CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "Megaupload data to get two-week extension" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Renesas Electronics' Q3 net loss narrows" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "Toshiba, Fujitsu Join Japanese Tech Peers in Booking Massive 3Q Losses" IDG News Service 12:43 PM
  • "ARM Chief Aims to Place Chips in 40 Percent of Mobile Computers" Bloomberg 9:55 AM
  • "Arm's profits jump on Apple success" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:17 PM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 378: Tips, Cool Stuff Found, & Your Questions Answered" The Mac Observer 4:16 PM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 122" 148Apps 1:12 PM
  • "YML Interview with Photographer Clark Little" Your Mac Life 12:09 PM
  • "Foxconn will have five more plants in Brazil, says secretary: Taiwan's Foxconn, which manufactures the Apple iPad, will set up five factories in Brazil, besides the already announced plant to produce liquid crystal displays." Google Brazilian-to-English: Folha 6:06 PM
  • "Foxconn Rumored to be Building 5 New Factories in Brazil" The Mac Observer 6:54 PM
  • "A Rush Of 'iPad 3 For Dummies' Books Appear On Amazon" Apple Bitch 8:40 AM
  • "Amazon France leaks iPad 3 release date?" The Register 2:30 PM
  • "Apple chip designer Arm Holdings beats forecasts: Computer chip maker raises profits by 45% in the fourth quarter to £69m" The Guardian 2:46 PM
  • "Apple Storms Past HP To Lead Global PC Market, Thanks To iPad – Canalys" MacPrices 8:37 AM
  • "iPad Helped Apple Claim HP's Spot as Top Global PC Maker: Canalys" eWeek 12:06 PM
  • "Apple Wins, HP Loses In The PC Market" Apple Bitch 8:40 AM
  • "Bigger than big. Apple breaks free of pack" Mac.Blorge 9:45 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Could Be Game-Changer For Mobile Payments: Some developers are betting the next Apple iPhone will have NFC capability and pave the way for mobile payment technology to finally take off." InformationWeek 2:34 PM
  • "iPhone 5 rumoured to be packed with pay-by-bonk tech" The Register 2:30 PM
  • "Samsung loses Galaxy Tab German Apple ban appeal" SlashGear 7:55 AM
  • "MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro, Looking for a Vertical MacBook Stand, and SE/30 Internet Tips" Low End Mac 2:46 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins iPhone Patents for Location Tracking, Hybrid Antenna & More" Patently Apple 11:20 AM
  • "Apple Patents Involve IOS, Macs, Retail Stores, More" MacNews 8:40 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Protoxide: Death Race For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:39 AM
  • "FunTom Of The Opera (Voice Activated Game) For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:39 AM
  • "Super Mega Worm Vs Santa For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:39 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:21 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:37 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:37 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:37 AM
  • "Apple refurbs: 21.5-inch iMac, now $929" MacNN 7:47 PM

  • "Apple TV review: The Apple TV may be small and perfectly formed, but Apple's 'hobby' product has some shortcomings" Macworld UK 8:28 AM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple 2011 Mid-Level Mac Laptops Compared" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 3:22 PM
  • "Tick Tock Alarm Clock iPod Dock" Wired 2:31 PM
  • "CandyShell Flip iPhone case lets you use dock-cradle accessories" Macworld 8:44 AM
  • "Review: SOL REPUBLIC Tracks three button $99 headphones" Beatweek Magazine 8:08 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "App Showdown: Tappable Keyboard Alternatives" Mac|Life 1:11 PM
  • "Dr. Seuss Band Review: Seuss-inspired game makes fine instrument, lousy game" Macworld 9:14 AM
  • "Workout Trainer Review: Get in shape with 2-6 week programs." 148Apps 8:26 AM
  • "Quick Review: RankIt Checks On iOS & Mac App Store Charts" MacStories 6:58 PM
  • "Likes! Review: Consolidating together Facebook friends' likes in order to find the best places to eat, drink and stay plus more!" 148Apps 1:12 PM
  • "Hank Hazard Review: The tale of one fearless hamster as he leaps his way around many, many levels of the finest physics based puzzling around." 148Apps 9:01 AM
  • "Caverns of Minos Review: Caverns of Minos is a hybrid shoot 'em up and lunar lander game from Jeff Minter's Llamasoft." 148Apps 12:06 PM
  • "Web research on the iPad using Evernote and Skitch (how-to)" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "Why Microsoft will beat Apple's iTV in the living room" Digital Trends 8:48 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review: The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 7:52 PM
  • "Tablets are PCs, Get Over It" OSNews 6:04 PM
  • "Reassessing IOS, Android and Android-compatible Market Share" OSNews 6:04 PM
  • "iPad Success Helps to Maintain Developer Interest in iOS" PadGadget 4:41 PM
  • "Apple's Iconic '1984' Superbowl Commercial Was Almost Canceled" Mental_Floss 4:15 PM
  • "Will Apple Kill the Macintosh? Rumors are circulating that Apple might kill the Macintosh, and here's why and how it might do it."  PC Magazine 4:15 PM
  • "Apple Is Totally Serious About That Stuff They Put At The End Of Their Emails" TechCrunch 4:06 PM
  • "Apple Is Totally Serious About That Stuff They Put At The End Of Their Emails" TechCrunch 4:06 PM
  • "2012: The Year Google Fixes Android or Loses the War"  Tech.pinions 2:58 PM
  • "Analysis: Macworld|iWorld 2012 Claims 25,000 Attendees, Announces 2013 Schedule" The Mac Observer 5:41 PM
  • "Macworld 2012: The Island of Misfit Toys" ZDNet 2:31 PM
  • "Some Ideas to Benefit From The Disruption of TV" ["Many analysts think Apple wouldn't like to get deeply involved in the TV business because it's an industry with low profit margins , but that proposition will be tested in due time. After all, you can have low or high profit margins in the smartphones and tablets industries too; but Apple chooses the high price and high margins strategy."] The Motley Fool 2:29 PM
  • "Analysis: Apple forcing IT shops to adapt or die" Network World 1:13 PM
  • "App's behind-the-scenes look at Oscars" Reuters 1:00 PM
  • "Apple in China and Where We Get Our News" MacMost 12:57 PM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Macworld | iWorld Reinvents Itself" The Mac Observer 12:30 PM
  • "Does the MacPro have more of a future than the iMac?" MacSponge 11:31 AM
  • "iPad vs. Fire = Apples vs. Oranges" TheStreet 11:20 AM
  • "Pricing Paradox: As Apple's extraordinarily low valuation is being more widely noted, explanatory hypotheses are proliferating." asymco 11:20 AM
  • "An Apple chart for Mr. Market: Something is amiss when Apple's price per earnings per trailing growth approaches zero" Fortune 2:37 PM
  • "Where the iPad needs to go from here: Apple's hugely successful iPad could rest on its laurels -- but shouldn't" InfoWorld 12:28 PM
  • "RIM's New Strategy – Hope iOS and Android Screw Up!" PadGadget 10:23 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Not a fair fight" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:48 AM
  • "Did Apple Really Best HP as Top PC Maker?" PC Magazine 9:48 AM
  • "What I Want From The Next iPhone" Redmond Pie 8:56 AM
  • "Why the PC Industry Cannot Ignore Smartphones" Tech.pinions 8:54 AM
  • "Should The Government Help Apple Move Jobs Back To The U.S.?" MacNews 8:38 AM
  • "Why I'd pay Apple more to give iPad factory workers a break" The Register 2:30 PM
  • "How Much Of The iPhone Is 'Made In China'?" Forbes 10:52 AM
  • "Why Aren't More Customers Angry at Apple?"  TheStreet 11:55 AM
  • "For New Store Chief, Apple Looks Outside" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:11 PM
  • "Browett seen as bad for Apple thanks to Dixons' poor reputation" Ars Technica 9:44 PM
  • "A New Retail Chief at Apple. Another Model for Retailers to Emulate" Forbes 10:07 AM
  • "Apple takes gamble on retail chief Browett" MarketWatch 9:50 AM
  • "Who is Apple's new retail boss, and what will he do?" GigaOM 8:26 AM
  • "Is the iPad the Best Sales Tool Ever?" PadGadget 8:21 AM
  • "Are Google and Apple really monopolies? Everybody's dropping the M-word about Google in the search market and Apple in tablets. But is it true?" Computerworld 8:17 AM
  • "Windows Phone Switchers Tell All: Giving Up iOS, Android and BlackBerry" ["Bottom Line: As more and more people are dazzled by the Windows Phone UI's slickness, Microsoft could start to close the app gap with Android and iOS. Nokia's scale will certainly help attract more developers to the platform. But at this stage Windows Phone's offerings can't plug the app-shaped hole in my heart."] LAPTOP Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "Class Dismissed: Even good students don't always want to learn" I, Cringely 8:03 AM
  • "Will this be the year of Apple in the enterprise? In some ways, with the iPhone and iPad, it's already gotten a toehold in the workplace" Computerworld 8:00 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung: Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban upheld in Germany" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 4:15 PM
  • "Patent Wars: New Setback for Samsung" PadGadget 3:31 PM
  • "Samsung Takes Another Cue From Apple: Device Engraving" GottaBeMobile 7:50 AM
  • "Top 5 iPhone Accessories That Fix Apple's Design" Wired 7:50 AM
  • "Neil Young is right — piracy is the new radio" GigaOM 6:04 PM
  • "Five unexpected nitpicks from a new Kindle Touch owner" CNET News 2:28 PM
  • "Google Chrome, I love ya but..." ZDNet 2:09 PM
  • "The Basics Behind Google's New Privacy Policies" Techland 1:58 PM
  • "I Can Die Now: 'Dash' Converts Your Phone into a Complete Car Stereo" Techland 1:58 PM
  • "Cloud appliances: The cloud that isn't the cloud/Amazon Storage Gateway is a prime example of using an old-fashioned data center approach in the cloud -- which seems to miss the point" InfoWorld 12:29 PM
  • "RIM's Silly Superheroes Won't Save Anything" PC Magazine 12:38 PM
  • "RIM's Cartoon Campaign More Preschool Than Bold: RIM turns to the 'Bold' team of superheroes in its latest marketing push. But the Saturday-morning-style characters probably won't appeal to anyone other than Disney Junior fans." InformationWeek 12:26 PM
  • "Could You Go Three Months Without A Mobile Phone, Email, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter?" Forbes 12:20 PM
  • "There's No App For That, And That's Good: Developing custom apps for tablets and smartphones has become the cool thing to do. Just make sure you aren't opening a can of budget-busting worms long term." InformationWeek 10:17 AM
  • "AT&T gives heavy data users a not-so-subtle hint to ditch the unlimited plan" CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "Consumers: Robots should clean my windows" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Megaupload Users Reportedly Have More Time to Claim Files, But How?" PC Magazine 12:38 PM
  • "The best Super Bowl seat? In front of a new TV" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "Facebook's Yahoo! Patent Problem" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "iQuit: Apple stops making everything it makes" Scoopertino 8:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "mpengo Quotes Available Now from mpengo Ltd., Creator of Apps for the Mobile Professional" Business Wire 9:29 PM
  • "Boxee pulls desktop apps for Mac, PC" Electronista 9:23 PM
  • "Just Show Me: 3 great football apps for your iPhone" Yahoo! News 8:48 PM
  • "iPhone running on empty? Recharge with an old book" CNET News 6:57 PM
  • "Steam for iOS has been released" AppleTell 6:57 PM
  • "Animated Glowing iPhone & iPad Charger is the Coolest USB Cable Ever" OS X Daily 6:57 PM
  • "Computing with Bifocals: The iPhone Cases of Macworld|iWorld 2012" The Mac Observer 3:54 PM
  • "To the Delight of iPad Owners, Band of the Day Goes Universal" PadGadget 3:30 PM
  • "Apple posts ordering deadlines for Valentine's Day delivery" Macworld 3:30 PM
  • "An iPhone case with a little something extra: insurance" GigaOM 2:39 PM
  • "Word Trick Coming to iOS" 148Apps 2:33 PM
  • "Glass Protector Protects Glass iPhone Screen" Wired 1:09 PM
  • "Watch Your Home From Your iPhone Or iPad" iClarified 11:29 AM
  • "GreenCharge App for Electric Vehicle Enthusiasts Launches Today in the iOS App Store" PRNewswire 8:50 AM
  • "Parmesan Productions Publishes Children's Multi-Touch iBooks: Animals And More Can Now Come To Life In Vivid Video At Your Finger Tips" PRNewswire 8:50 AM
  • "Key Air Appoints Greg Kinsella to its Aircraft Management Team as VP of Business Development and Launches iPad's EFB App Further Enhancing its Foundation" PRWeb 8:49 AM
  • "Mishu The Dragon Brings Multi Player Mode To Running Game Platform" PRWeb 8:49 AM
  • "Analytiks – A Unique Approach to Google Analytics for the iPhone with Infographics" PRWeb 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Factory Abuses Spark Viral Online Campaign: 140,000 join Apple user Mark Shields' campaign on asking Apple to stop ongoing abuse of workers at iPod and iPad factories in China." PRWeb 8:49 AM
  • "Fiberlink Provides Webinar on App Development for iPhone and iPad" PRWeb 8:49 AM
  • "Citi Launches First Account Analysis Tools for Credit Card Users on the iPad" Business Wire 8:48 AM
  • "CyberLink Unveils PowerDVD 12 Ultra, Extends the World's Leading Blu-Ray & Media Player to the iPhone, iPad and Android Devices" Business Wire 8:47 AM
  • "MiX Telematics Launches Its Latest Mobile App, MiX Fleet, For Premium Fleet Customers" Business Wire 8:47 AM
  • "Appafolio Lets You Make Native Multimedia Presentations On iOS" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "TikTak Games announces New Monster Game: Terapets" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "First Self-Adapting Keyboard - TypeWay For iPad" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "Championship Squares for iPad released by Badger Studios" prMac 9:02 AM
  • "MegaReader 2.5 for iOS - Ebook Reader Offers Replacement for Stanza App" prMac 9:02 AM
  • "Immersive Book - 12 Chefs" prMac 9:02 AM
  • "Life and works of Leonardo Da Vinci 1.0 released for the iPad" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Speeding Hippo announces Squash My Car - fun car photo app for iphone" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "MegaCubic Announces Puggy the Monster - the Fun Bite for iPhone" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Happy Ring Ring rolls out Couple Musix on the App Store" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "PuzzlePlus: Art 1.0 Free for iPad - Jigsaw Puzzles of Art Masterpieces" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Blocks Hurt! 1.0 for iOS - Drop, Explode, Aim, Match, and Stack Blocks" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Dress up Fred and Friends - New children's app from Alcids Entertainment" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "TasteOfWind 1.0 for iPad - ebook of Traveling and Fishing in Mongolia" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "iTerminal - Remote command line utility" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Majestyk Apps releases iTraxs an iOS App" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "An amazing retro alarm clock for our lovely Apple devices" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "2WayResume iPhone /iPad App Streamlines Resume Creation, Distribution" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Recommends Fliks for Netflix 2.0 for Movie Lovers" prMac 8:11 AM
Computer Industry
  • "H-P's Payments to Intel for Chip Detailed in Oracle Suit" [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 AM
  • "Filing: Without Itanium Chip, HP Is 'Strategically Screwed'" AllThingsD 9:45 AM
  • "Oracle handed setback in HP Itanium case: Oracle had cited fraud by HP to defend its decision not to support Itanium in its software" IDG News Service 11:48 AM
  • "Oracle Fraud Claim vs. HP in Itanium Case Rejected by Judge" eWeek 12:03 PM
  • "HP Extends Asset Mapping Into Amazon, VMware Clouds" IDG News Service 12:42 PM
  • "IBM to Acquire Worklight to Advance Mobile Strategy: IBM announced plans to acquire Worklight, a maker of development and management software for tablets and smartphones, in a move aimed at bolstering Big Blue's enterprise mobile strategy." eWeek 12:12 PM
  • "IBM Agrees to Acquire Worklight to Enhance Its Mobile-Application Software" Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "IBM to buy Worklight in mobile-software tech push" MarketWatch 2:19 PM
  • "IBM Buys HTML5 App Development Company WorkLight For $70M To Expand Mobile Enterprise Services" TechCrunch 1:48 PM
  • "Microsoft fine-tunes Windows 8 Beta with input from users: Microsoft listens to users of Windows 8 Developer Preview" Network World 12:45 PM
  • "Windows 8 is ready for ARM" TG Daily 1:51 PM
  • "13 Windows 8 features worth knowing about: Windows 8 will introduce a slew of interesting features, but will they benefit you?" Computerworld 11:49 AM
  • "What to expect from Explorer for upcoming Windows 8 public beta in February" The Verge [Free Registration Required] 2:04 PM
  • "Windows 8 File Management Changes Include Minimized Ribbon" PCWorld 12:41 PM
  • "Microsoft gives some testers an early look at Office 15; beta coming this summer" Houston Chronicle 12:25 PM
  • "Dell plans to expand Silicon Valley staff for R&D" MarketWatch 2:19 PM
  • "Cisco unveils Wi-Fi boost for smartphones and tablets" V3 2:00 PM
  • "Cisco Addresses BYOD, Network Traffic With Aironet 3600 Series AP" Associated Press 12:03 PM
  • "Cisco launches new Aironet wireless access points; Eyes more spatial streams" ZDNet 2:12 PM
  • "Cisco denies culpability for RIM's embarrassing network outage" V3 2:00 PM
  • "Obama confronted on H-1B use during Google+ hangout: President is questioned by wife of laid-off Texas semiconductor engineer (See video below)" Computerworld 11:48 AM
  • "IHS forecasts 3.3% chip growth in 2012" EE Times 12:51 PM
  • "PC sales up by 11 percent in Asia Pacific, says IDC" ZDNet UK 2:13 PM
  • "IT Salaries: Growth Reflects Positive Changes in the IT Job Market" CIO 12:45 PM
  • "IT Growth Outlook Hits Record High Led by Surge in Expected Investments: CDW" eWeek 12:02 PM
  • "Mobile, cloud, and big data pros in high demand for 2012: According to reports, Global 1000 companies are investing in IT this year to expand their reach globally while keeping agile" InfoWorld 12:29 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Sets New High, Lengthens Lead as Most Valuable Co." The Mac Observer 6:00 PM
  • "Apple shares hit new all-time intraday, closing highs" MacDailyNews 3:55 PM
  • "Say No to Dividends -- Apple Needs Its Cash for These Bruising Battles"  Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Stock Closes at New High, Most Valuable Company Again" The Mac Observer 8:42 AM
  • "Apple's cash could be key to unlocking value" Reuters 8:04 AM
  • "Where Would We Be Without Apple & CAT?" WSJ Blogs 4:20 PM
  • "Foxconn Stock Reaches Record High on the Back of iPhone 5 Rumors" iDownload Blog 11:05 AM
  • "Zacks Earnings Trends Highlights: Apple and Caterpillar" PRNewswire 8:50 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple rises as techs close January up 8%: New retail head gives Apple shares a lift; Amazon results on deck" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "U.S. stocks post best January in decade-plus: Dow, S&P 500 tally biggest January point jump ever" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks Fall as Disappointing Data Overshadow Euro Developments" FOXBusiness 12:22 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed; S&P Has Best January Since '97" TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "S&P, Dow wrap up best January in 21st century" CNNMoney 4:07 PM
  • "Hot start: Dow and S&P have best January since '97" Associated Press 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks Fall at Close of Banner Month" [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asia markets rise; Taipei, Hong Kong gain" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Advance on Greek Debt Deal Talks, Japan Output Data" Bloomberg 2:03 PM
  • "European Stocks Post Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 2:16 PM
  • "European Stocks Climb, Posting Best Start to a Year Since 1998" Bloomberg 2:03 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks end higher on EU fiscal pact/Bourses pare gains on weak batch of U.S. data; banks and oils gain" MarketWatch 12:15 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:05 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:05 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:21 PM
  • "5 Tech Stocks Investors Don't Know About" TheStreet 2:17 PM

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