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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 1, 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's Dynamic Tension: As torrents of cash flow into Apple's pockets, new attention is being drawn to how Apple makes the products it sells. The overseas manufacturers that Apple uses to make iThings are being put under the microscope yet again in regard to labor conditions. Meanwhile, other labor issues surface at home and Apple overtakes HP as the world's biggest PC maker ... depending on how you slice it."  MacNewsWorld 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Invades $3.8T Workplace Market With IPad: Apple Inc., without much effort on its part, is making rapid headway in selling to corporations."  Bloomberg 7:27 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Didn't Believe in Macs for Business. But Here They Are: When Dale Fuller was trying to resuscitate Apple's PowerBook division in the late 1990s, he didn't see eye-to-eye with Steve Jobs."  Wired Magazine 7:56 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook allegedly defends new SVP of Retail amid criticisms" AppleInsider 9:06 PM
  • "Apple Hires Dixons Official: U.K. Electronics Store Chief Is Named Head of Tech Company's Retail Operations" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:27 AM
  • "Hand-picked! Dixons boss poached to run £12.6bn Apple empire" Daily Mail (UK) 7:28 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's First Full Year at the Helm: 10 Mistakes He Must Avoid" eWeek 7:27 AM
  • "Why I Love Apple - An Email from Tim Cook" ["Yesterday I saw the news that Apple were replacing Ron Johnson as Senior VP of Retail with former Dixons Retail CEO John Browett. As a UK consumer this appointment surprised me as Dixons have far from a healthy reputation in the UK. ... I thought it might be worth writing an email to new Apple CEO Tim Cook to ask for reassurance! Steve Jobs used to be famous for writing brief, terse replies to personal communications and his email address was far from a secret. I'd never tried when Steve was CEO, but I figured the same approach might work with Tim. I duly fired off an email and was excited to receive a short, polite and reassuring reply some hours later. Impressed? You bet."]  Tony Hart Photo 8:23 AM
  • "The Next Industry Apple Is Disrupting" ["In today's edition, Eric and Jeremy look at how iMessage is disrupting text messaging. Globally, there were 8 trillion text messages sent last year! While that's an incredible volume of texts, they take up almost no data and are a huge cash cow for wireless carriers."] [Video Report] The Motley Fool 10:00 AM
  • "Munich court denies Apple an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1N and Galaxy Nexus" Foss Patents 6:07 PM
  • "German Court Thwarts Apple, Refuses To Ban Altered Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N" Forbes 12:38 PM
  • "Apple Fights Back On iPad Trademark Rejection in China" M.I.C. Gadget 8:05 AM
OS X
News
  • "About the security content of OS X Lion v10.7.3 and Security Update 2012-001" Apple Support 8:41 PM
  • "Apple Releases OS X 10.7.3 with New Language Support and Bug Fixes" MacRumors 3:22 PM
  • "Apple Releases 10.7.3 Update to OS X, Lion: Thai Support Added" eXtensions 8:32 PM
  • "Apple releases OS X 10.7.3 and Safari 5.1.3, extending languages supported and fixing bugs" The Next Web 3:59 PM
  • "Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7.3" Macworld 3:59 PM
  • "OS X Lion 10.7.3 released with Safari 5.1.3, Wi-Fi bug fix" TUAW 3:59 PM
  • "Mac OS X 10.7.3 Fixes Bugs, Improves Lion Server" TidBITS 6:08 PM
  • "OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 (Client Combo)" Apple Support 8:40 PM
  • "OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 (Server) Combo" Apple Support 8:41 PM
  • "Security Update 2012-001 (Snow Leopard)" Apple Support 8:40 PM
  • "Updates for Snow Leopard security, Remote Desktop now available" Macworld 4:27 PM
  • "Apple Improves Security in Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.2" The Mac Observer 4:12 PM
  • "Desktop Operating System Market Share" [Apple rises slightly to 6.39%] NetMarketshare 9:52 AM
  • "Desktop Browser Market Share" [Safari continues fall (though slight) to 4.90%, Chrome also drops, but IE rises] NetMarketshare 9:53 AM
  • "NetMarketShare: Mac OS X Shares Up, Safari, IOS Down Slightly" MacNews 9:57 AM
  • "Google kills Chrome usage growth" BetaNews 9:55 AM
  • "HTML5: Firefox, Chrome surge as Safari sags" FairerPlatform 9:58 AM
  • "Mac OS X gets ZFS after all--but not from Apple" CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "Ex-Apple engineer emits Zevo ZFS for Mac OS: Ten's Complement for Mac OS X" The Register 1:47 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Apple Reinvents Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 Update: FCPX's Multicam Features Auto Sync and Support for Mixed Formats, Frame Rates, and Up to 64 Camera Angles" StudioDaily 7:20 AM
  • "7toX - Final Cut Pro X Project Import Utility (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 12:14 PM
  • "AirPort Utility 6.0 Adds iCloud Support but Removes Many Features" TidBITS 1:35 PM
  • "Five keyboard shortcuts you should set up now: Access menu commands across apps with these time-saving tips" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Use A Screensaver As Your Desktop Wallpaper [Video How-To] Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "ControlPlane Helps You And Your Mac To Know Where You Are And It Knows What To Do" Mac 360 8:33 AM
  • "How Much Is This Handy Calculator Worth To Mac Users?" Mac 360 8:33 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Terminal – Highlight Items In Stack Grid View From The Dock" MacTrast 8:01 AM
  • "10.7: Set default workspaces for applications" Mac OS X Hints 9:41 AM
  • "Make Your Mouse Cursor Bigger [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:34 AM
Op/Ed
  • "iOS the Future of the Mac? – Say It Isn't So! – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:41 PM
  • "Mac and iOS sounds used in music Video composition" UberGizmo 9:33 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3: Up to speed" Mac.Blorge 8:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "Canon EOS utility updated to work in OS X Lion" CNET Reviews 8:50 PM
  • "Photo Transformer provides fast, easy and automatic categorization of images by type, date, size, and many other parameters." Prosoft Engineering 6:10 PM
  • "Spiderweb Software brings you Avadon: The Black Fortress, the first chapter in a new, epic fantasy saga. You will serve the keep of Avadon, working as a spy and warrior to fight the enemies of your homeland." Spiderweb Software 6:08 PM
  • "CCleaner for Mac Comes Out of Beta, Adds New Browser and Disk Cleaning Features" Lifehacker 3:22 PM
  • "Mac Server Shutdown Announced As EverQuest Goes Free To Play" Inside Mac Games 8:45 AM
  • "SG Project Pro for Mac - Practical Project Management Across OS X + iOS" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "MBS FileMaker Plugin 2.5 for OS X/Windows - 765 Functions In One Plugin" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Speed Download 5.3 major update with a Safari Extension" prMac 8:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Trump to Apple: Make it here/Donald Trump jumped into the Apple-China manufacturing debate Tuesday, calling for Apple CEO Tim Cook to make Apple products in the U.S."  CNET News 7:55 AM
  • "40,000 Apple fanbois demand ethical iPhone 5" The Register 7:26 AM
  • "Apple petitioners tell firm to protect Chinese workers" BBC 9:55 AM
  • "Petition calls for 'ethical' iPhone 5" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7:45 AM
  • "Report: China Telecom Will Finally Get The iPhone 4S In February" paidContent 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Introduces iPhone 4S Lottery System to Prevent Profiteering" ITProPortal 7:28 AM
  • "Ebizcuss vs. Apple: David vs. Goliath Fight of APRs in Europe" HardMac 8:04 AM
  • "Apple tops in smartphone sales, but Samsung hot on its heels" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "Apple Loses German Court Bid to Ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Nexus Phone" Bloomberg 10:15 AM
  • "Apple iPad Lifting PC Market" TheStreet 2:35 PM
  • "Samsung Loses First German Case Against Apple in Mannheim Court" Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "Apple Store Photos Lifted, Now Subject of New Art Exhibit" Wired 7:57 AM
  • "Bieber No Steve Jobs as Best Buy Remakes Ads/Until Steve Jobs died, Best Buy Co. was plotting a familiar course for its Super Bowl ad: hiring a celebrity spokesman. Then all the tributes poured in after the Apple Inc. (AAPL) founder's Oct. 5 death, and Best Buy's U.S. marketing chief, Drew Panayiotou, realized Silicon Valley inventors are today's stars." Bloomberg 8:13 AM
  • "Steve Jobs inspires Best Buy's Super Bowl ad" TUAW 10:14 AM
  • "Neil Young: Jobs's Death Slowed Apple's High-Def Music Efforts" The Mac Observer 8:31 AM
  • "Apple was working on higher quality music and hardware, says rocker" Ars Technica 1:37 PM
  • "Expo Notes: The business of making apps for your business" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "Expo Notes: TeenAgree keeps tabs on teenaged drivers" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "Macworld | iWorld 2012 Wrapup -Show Floor Gallery 3" The Mac Observer 2:50 PM
  • "iPhone's Siri can't handle surly Scottish man" CNET News 9:06 PM
  • "Steve Jobs imitator promotes a tablet in Taiwanese ad: An actor impersonates Steve Jobs to promote a new tablet from a Taiwanese company" Macworld UK 8:09 AM
  • "Taiwan tablet ad misplays Steve Jobs halo effect" CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Imitation With Angel Wings Promotes a Tablet in Taiwanese Ad" IDG News Service 11:46 AM
  • "Latest 'Fake Steve Jobs' is lame, tasteless" FairerPlatform 8:53 AM
  • "'iFeng 4S' Hair Dryer Tribute to Steve Jobs ?" M.I.C. Gadget 10:48 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "It's time to kiss that removable smartphone battery goodbye" CNET Reviews 1:50 PM
  • "Carpathia: No 'immediate plans' to delete Megaupload data" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1:58 PM
  • "Super Bowl Tech Ads: Survivors and Casualties over the Years" Techland 1:53 PM
  • "How to properly celebrate Change Your Password Day" MSNBC 11:32 AM
  • "Seagate: Shortage of disk drives to continue through 2012" IDG News Service 11:13 AM
  • "Kelihos botnet, once crippled, now regaining strength" IDG News Service 11:13 AM
  • "Logitech Videoconferencing Adds Flexibility: Logitech Universal Video Collaboration Platform virtualizes entire videoconferencing system so customers can add only the video features they need and easily expand as necessary." InformationWeek 11:11 AM
  • "London calling with BlackBerry 10 smartphone: First model (London) will be available in UK, followed by Laguna and Lisbon devices in the U.S., analysts say" Computerworld 11:50 AM
  • "RIM BlackBerry 10 Image Leaks: RIM 'London' BlackBerry 10 picture shows no keyboard; BlackBerry 7 platform wins security certification for U.S. and Canadian government employees." InformationWeek 2:45 PM
  • "RIM's Stymiest Vows More Forceful Board to Claw Back BlackBerry's Market" Bloomberg 10:17 AM
  • "Deadpool Alert: Google Wave Goes Read-Only" TechCrunch 1:41 PM
  • "Google Chrome Growth Levels Off as IE Rebounds" eWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Google 2.0 prepares to come out of the shade" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Sony names Hirai president and CEO, replacing Stringer" Reuters 10:09 AM
  • "AOL's sales still sliding, but declines are slowing" CNNMoney 9:59 AM
  • "LG reports handset profit after six-quarter losing" Reuters 10:09 AM
  • "Sharp Forecasts Record $3.8 Billion Loss on Slumping TV Prices, Write-Off" Bloomberg 10:17 AM
  • "Infineon sees more confidence and stability in Q2" Reuters 9:57 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM ET: The best of Macworld | iWorld 2012" TUAW 12:40 PM
  • "Macworld|iWorld and Johnson vs Browett" Your Mac Life 12:35 PM
  • "Wrapping Up Macworld | iWorld: Macworld Podcast #286" Macworld 10:14 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple tips chip spending scales in favor of wireless" CNET News 11:25 PM
  • "U.S. Government: IPhone Jailbreaking is Fair Use/The United States Government, at the request of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has announced what amounts to a blanket exemption to the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) for activities that all under the Fair Use doctrine of U.S. Copyright law."  PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "iPhone jailbreaking 'is fair use' - US government: Blanket exemption to the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act" PCWorld 8:18 AM
  • "The next iPod nano is going to have a camera if these new spyshots are real"  9 to 5 Mac 9:58 AM
  • "This Camera-Equipped iPod Nano Is A Prototype That Takes Overexposed Photos" M.I.C. Gadget 2:26 PM
  • "Sources: Apple is Building New ARM SoC In-House, Possibly for iPad 3" DailyTech 9:03 PM
  • "Photos show quad-core iPad 3 processor, Wi-Fi and global LTE options"  BGR 10:16 AM
  • "Leak shows iPad 3 with quad-core A6 chip and LTE" iMore 11:24 AM
  • "iBoot screenshots leak the iPad 3's A6 processor (Rumor)" ZDNet 11:31 PM
  • "Rumor: iPad 3 Specifications Surface" Apple Bitch 11:22 AM
  • "Sign of the Times: Wireless Displaces Computers as Top Semiconductor Spending Area for OEMs in 2011" ["In the fast-growing tablet space, Apple in 2011 spent more than any other OEM on semiconductors, to the tune of $4.6 billion. The iPad continues to be unmatched in its class despite earnest efforts from rival products to loosen its hold on the market. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. was a very distant second after Apple with $603.2 million, followed by HTC Corp. from Taiwan with $199.2 million."] iSuppli 1:50 PM
  • "Foxconn ready to start production of smartphones, tablet PCs in Brazil" DigiTimes 8:08 AM
  • "Apple TV Set: What We Know So Far" PCWorld 9:02 PM
  • "An Apple TV set in 2012? The hardware is the easy part. The trick is to get Hollywood on board" Fortune 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly scouting TV display components" CNET News 7:28 AM
  • "2012: Apple shops for iOS iTunes television component supplies" Computerworld 8:35 AM
  • "IPad helps Apple succeed in business world" Bloomberg News 8:30 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Operating System Market Share" [iOS maintaining lead with 53.65% share, Android in third] NetMarketshare 9:51 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Browser Market Share" [Safari holds 54.85% share] NetMarketshare 9:51 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 To Support NFC?" 3G UK 9:34 AM
  • "iPhone 5: Production Pending As Chinese Line Up For Jobs" ChannelPartners 1:36 PM
  • "ARM revenue jumps thanks to Apple, Samsung" TUAW 8:30 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Mac Pro discussion offers troubleshooting tips for several problems that manifest as spontaneous shutdowns/restarts." MacInTouch 3:39 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Cash Catcher For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:46 AM
  • "Reiner Knizia's Medici For iPhone Is $0.99 Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:46 AM
  • "Zombie BBQ HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:46 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 19 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:33 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:33 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:33 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Models, Prices And Information" MacReviewZone 11:41 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 11:38 AM
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 11:41 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Iomega TV with Boxee review: The Iomega TV with Boxee is a great-looking device, but it is quite pricey" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Emtec Movie Cube K220H review: Simple yet effective, the Emtec Movie Cube does exactly what you want it to without any fuss" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Monster Clarity HD Model One iDevice compatible speaker monitor review" AppleTell 8:13 AM
  • "CradleSlate iPad Bag – Carries Your iPad and a Whole Lot More" PadGadget 11:21 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "I Get by (and a Lift) with a Little Help from Find My Friends" TidBITS 1:35 PM
  • "iPhoneography 101: Get great photos, and great control in iOS" Macgasm 3:27 PM
  • "BiteSMS vs Messages+ for iOS 5: which should you use?" iMore 1:52 PM
  • "Launch Center 1.2 Gets All-New App Detection" MacStories 3:59 PM
  • "Rumgr is the iPhone app Craigslist should have built" CNET News 11:17 AM
  • "Longform iPad app brings the web's best reads into one place (hands-on)" The Verge 10:26 AM
  • "Soulcalibur Review" Mac|Life 1:40 PM
  • "Fat Jump Pro Will Have You Hopping In Your Seat For More Fruit – iPad App Review" PadGadget 4:27 PM
  • "'Frederic - Resurrection of Music' Review - Bold, But Muddled At Times" Touch Arcade 10:16 AM
  • "Hands-On With 'Eufloria,' A Lean-Back RTS" Touch Arcade 9:41 AM
  • "'My Little Monster' Review - Let's Roar Down Memory Lane Together" Touch Arcade 8:30 AM
  • "'The Lighthouse HD' iPad Review – Skirting The Shoals of Ship Management" Touch Arcade 8:30 AM
  • "DailyBurn Tracker Review: A comprehensive one stop app for tracking nutrition, fitness levels and weight, but one that encourages in-app purchases quite readily." 148Apps 9:33 AM
  • "Totally Amp'd! Review: Teenage fan of Glee or parent of one? Come on in, otherwise this really isn't for you." 148Apps 10:14 AM
  • "Angry Bikes Review: Angry Bikes is an endless runner on a motorbike that challenges players to collect coins and fuel canisters while trying to stick their landings." 148Apps 11:16 AM
  • "Greedy Penguins Review: Make sure each penguin gets its favorite fish as quickly as possible in this clever physics puzzler." 148Apps 8:12 AM
Tips
  • "Send Contacts from iPhone to Another iPhone" OS X Daily 8:00 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Steve Jobs' stance on cookies" ZDNet 11:30 PM
  • "Maybe It's an Apple Cable Box Instead" Forbes 9:06 PM
  • "Apple scores with digital textbooks and app" USA Today 9:05 PM
  • "In IPO Filing, Facebook Shares Its Own Secrets: The world's largest social network is profitable but fears Google and Apple." Technology Review 9:05 PM
  • "In Defense of Apple's China Plants: With the death of Steve Jobs, fawning fans have become moralizing critics."  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:04 PM
  • "Why China cannot develop its own iPhone" Forbes 9:04 PM
  • "Apple's Gravity Field and Qualcomm" Forbes 9:03 PM
  • "TypeWay iPad Keyboard Adapts To Fit Your Hands Perfectly" Gizmodo 9:02 PM
  • "iPhone Data Debunks Recording Industry's Report On How French Three Strikes Law Increased Sales" Techdirt 9:01 PM
  • "Why it's time for the 13-inch MacBook Pro to go away" CNET News 4:09 PM
  • "iPhone and Mac Make Beautiful Music Together (Video)" MacTrast 2:36 PM
  • "Samsung Finally Wins Patent Battle Against Apple" Forbes 2:35 PM
  • "Law & Apple: Pyrrhic Victory in Germany, Storm Clouds in California"  Mac|Life 2:34 PM
  • "Textbook of the Future: The hardware" ZDNet 2:33 PM
  • "Straddling the tablet/ laptop divide; Time for Android and iOS laptops" ZDNet 2:31 PM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: Superpower Apple Makes us Worry Too Much" The Mac Observer 2:24 PM
  • "Commuting: A few more thoughts on hands-free texting with the iPhone's Siri on U.S. 26" The Oregonian 1:51 PM
  • "Apple Dominates PC Market By Destroying It" Forbes 1:40 PM
  • "Illegal Anti-Poaching Policy: Google, Apple, and other Tech Giants Face Lawsuit" Search Engine Journal 1:39 PM
  • "The Apple Bug That Let Us Spy on a Total Stranger's iPhone" Gizmodo 11:40 AM
  • "Trump to Tim Cook: Make Apple products in the United States" MacDailyNews 10:55 AM
  • "Biggest Gripes About the Apple Store" SmartMoney 9:57 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: I once bought a phone thiiis biiig!" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:42 AM
  • "MacWorld Review: Where Were the iPrinters and iBatteries?" Minyanville 11:39 AM
  • "Macworld Expo is dead, long live Macworld | iWorld: New iteration of annual Mac show is as much about doing as having" Macworld 9:34 AM
  • "Macworld | iWorld in review: More than a name change/Revamped show celebrates all aspects of the Apple culture" Macworld 8:53 AM
  • "Making The Case For - And Against - An Apple iTV Television" iLounge 4:00 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly speaking to TV component suppliers ahead of HDTV launch" Edible Apple 3:17 PM
  • "Don't Expect an Apple Television Anytime Soon" Techland 1:52 PM
  • "More Apple TV lunacy" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "Apple seeking 'higher level customer service and satisfaction' with Browett hire" The Next Web 8:45 AM
  • "Tim Cook on New Retail Chief John Browett: 'The Best by Far'" MacRumors 8:40 AM
  • "Apple and iPad: The Spreadsheet Warriors" CFOWorld 8:35 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple On The Hunt For Television Components" AppleBitch 8:33 AM
  • "2012 Looks To Be A Great Year For Apple In The Enterprise" MacNews 8:31 AM
  • "Will the iPhone 5 Have NFC? MasterCard Exec Hints at an Answer [Video] Mashable 8:30 AM
  • "iPad 3 will be 'turning point in history of Apple' and other hyperbole: iPad 3 rumour roundup for the past week" Network World 8:08 AM
  • "Workers should not have to die so Apple can build the iPhone 5, petition says" BGR 11:39 AM
  • "Most of Your iPhone is Actually Made in the US" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "Three reasons PlayStation Vita is no match for iPod touch" Crave @ CNET 7:44 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Why small businesses should care about the Megaupload debacle" ZDNet 2:03 PM
  • "Building a budget PC for under $500" ZDNet 2:02 PM
  • "Putting the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx's Battery Life to the Test" Techland 1:51 PM
  • "9 'university researcher approved' tips for awesome Tweeting: Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Georgia Tech researchers lend their Twitter expertise" Network World 11:50 AM
  • "Super Bowl Tips: Last-Minute HDTV Tweaks" PC Magazine 11:37 AM
  • "Google's new privacy policy: Washington's misguided interrogation" ZDNet 2:03 PM
  • "Android's funny-numbers problem" InfoWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Programming Opa: Web development, reimagined" InfoWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Beware cloud computing's trapdoors" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:10 AM
  • "Dell Alienware X51, SFF PC Gaming Refined" HotHardware 10:52 AM
  • "Sanitize your hard drives with Drive eRazer Ultra: If you want to make sure that your hard drive has been completely wiped, this small device can ensure that your data is gone." Computerworld 10:26 AM
  • "2012 TVs: Every new HDTV compared" CNET Reviews 10:05 AM
  • "Zuckerberg-Page: Behold the next tech CEO duel" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Why Sony needed to swap out its CEO" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "For Sony's new CEO, a big challenge is in your living room" IDG News Service 10:26 AM
  • "[Study] Android Fragmentation Not as Bad as You Think" ReadWriteWeb 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft woos disgruntled Google users in full-page newspaper ads — here's the first one" GeekWire 8:08 AM
  • "KILL THE CAPS LOCK: And four other modest proposals for improving the contemporary computer keyboard." Slate 7:55 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "EasySignMobile enters the Facebook fray for iPhone and iPad" Engadget 11:30 PM
  • "New Everpix iPhone App Automatically Uploads Your Photos To The Cloud" TechCrunch 9:08 PM
  • "Path soups up photo features with iPhone app update" GigaOM 9:05 PM
  • "Keep your gadgets charged on the go with Powerbag" CNET 4:09 PM
  • "Accessorize your Apple" ArabNews 2:42 PM
  • "Awesome Wunderkit App Launches On App Store" AppleBitch 2:25 PM
  • "MolPrime added to mobile science page: MolPrime is a chemical structure drawing tool based on the unique sketcher from the Mobile Molecular DataSheet" Macs in Chemistry 2:25 PM
  • "Downloading Empowerment: Application Gives Citizens Control Over Crime" ["A new company says yes. CrimePush, available on iTunes today, is the latest in mobile technology to provide urban populations with fast, discrete, and intelligent safety assistance."] Forbes 1:54 PM
  • "Garage Sale App Rumgr Raises $500K From Zappos CEO (And Others)" TechCrunch 1:48 PM
  • "With Redesign, Foodspotting Aims To Be The Pandora For Food" TechCrunch 1:48 PM
  • "New Best Friends Mobile Phone App Makes it Possible for People to See Invisible Dogs, Reveal Canine Clone" PRWeb 10:58 AM
  • "New iPad Storybook Supports Families of Children with Cancer" PRWeb 10:58 AM
  • "Indie iOS Music App 'Loopy HD' More Popular than Software Giant Apple's GarageBand in Best App Ever Awards" PRWeb 10:58 AM
  • "Action Doesn't Need Violence, say Catch the Monkey Creators; Exciting Non-violent Action iPhone Game can be Enjoyed by the Whole Family" PRWeb 10:58 AM
  • "New RIM CEO Thorsten Heins Faces Uphill Battle as Consumer Surveys Forecast an Exodus from Blackberry to iPhones and Androids" PRWeb 10:58 AM
  • "Miles & Stockbridge Chooses IntApp Time Builder to Enhance Firm Time Recording" PRWeb 10:58 AM
  • "OMVS Eyes Multi-Billion Dollar Chinese App Market as iPhone Use Explodes" Business Wire 10:57 AM
  • "Enhanced Safari To Go App Brings 3G iPad Support to Safari Books Online Subscribers" Business Wire 10:57 AM
  • "Brainshark Launches SlideShark Team Edition" Business Wire 10:56 AM
  • "BodyShopBids Expands to Offer Car Repair Estimates Online and via Smartphone App in Seattle, Portland, Spokane Metro Areas" Business Wire 10:56 AM
  • "About.com Launches Free Cooking App with Thousands of Recipes, Expert Tutorials and Kitchen Tools" About 10:56 AM
  • "MyScript Memo Lets You Take And Send Handwritten Notes" App Advice 9:56 AM
  • "QuickTweet For iPhone Lets You Send Out Tweets Directly From iOS 5 Notification Center" Redmond Pie 8:25 AM
  • "MediaDevil Adds New Product Line with Typeguards for Macbook and Macbook Pro" Run Around Tech 8:24 AM
  • "Jaja Stylus Uses Sound to Achieve Pressure Sensitivity [Video] iClarified 8:21 AM
  • "Bedside iPhone Speaker Dock Completely Replaces Your Nightstand" Gizmodo 8:21 AM
  • "NASA Gets into Games – Releases Free Air Traffic Control for iPad and iPhone" PadGadget 8:03 AM
  • "Jailbreak Only: MySiri - Deep Siri Customization, Coming Soon" App Advice 8:01 AM
  • "Spur Design Releases Illustrated iPad App That Explores Geometry" prMac 9:55 AM
  • "Mike Vick Can't Stop Playing iPhone Football Game T-Bone Jackson" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "PhatWare Releases PhatPad 2.0 for iPad" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Last Target for iPhone and iPad: 16-Year-Old Published New Tilting Game" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "The Lost City - Classic Adventure Game for iOS and Android released" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "ConsuList for iPhone Speeds up Consumer Complaint Resolution" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Custom Alarm Clock Lite for iOS - Wonderful Awakenings at Your Call" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "View Weather Forecasts on your Travels with Weather Router 2.0 for iOS" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "ERTV Announces Operation R.U.M for iPad, iPhone, and iPod" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Heroes of Pelegrin for iPhone and iPad - New Multiplayer RPG Game App" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Get Stellar Preparation For College Writing With High School Writing 3.0" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Writing Kit 2.5 with custom theme now available" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "GeoLogTag 4.0 geotags iPad and Google+ photos" prMac 8:00 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM Could Trim 8,000 German Jobs, According to Labor Union" Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "IBM extends mobile security operation with Endpoint Manager update" V3 1:55 PM
  • "Microsoft layoffs being announced today: About 200 Microsoft employees are being notified today that they're being laid off as part of a marketing restructuring within the company, sources close to the company are saying." Seattle Times 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Reportedly Cutting 200 Marketing Jobs" Forbes 2:37 PM
  • "Microsoft marketing layoffs said to begin February 1" ZDNet 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Cuts 200 Marketing Jobs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "Windows XP still hanging on as dominant OS" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Cagefight! Microsoft and Google trade jabs over privacy policies, ads" Seattle Times 4:27 PM
  • "IE fends off rivals, but absent from mobile battlefield" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "A tour of Microsoft System Center 2012: Microsoft's client and server management tool finally looks worthwhile, thanks to its client-to-cloud integration" InfoWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Ads Attempt to Capitalize on Google Privacy Backlash" Bloomberg 10:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Targets Concerned Google Users With New Ad Campaign" PC Magazine 11:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Turns the Tables on Google with Ad Campaign" PCWorld 11:45 AM
  • "Microsoft eyes Kinect for Windows 8 mobile devices" TG Daily 1:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches Kinect for Windows SDK" PC Magazine 11:37 AM
  • "Kinect for Windows Available Now for $250" PCWorld 11:44 AM
  • "What's new in Microsoft's Kinect for Windows final bits" ZDNet 2:02 PM
  • "Streaming service Crackle brings voice control to Xbox" TG Daily 1:43 PM
  • "Meg Whitman Shuffles H-P's Deck: The Hewlett-Packard chief executive has overseen a series of high-profile personnel and board departures this month. Joseph Walker has details on Digits." [Video Report] MarketWatch 2:30 PM
  • "Oracle reels off one exabyte in tape storage: Oracle has been boasting about its dominance in tape, saying it has now shipped more than an exabyte's worth of media for StorageTek T10000C tape drives in the nine months after its release – a faster ramp than for any other StorageTek product." The Register 1:48 PM
  • "Net neutrality holding back European fibre investment - Cisco: Cisco's EMEA chief says Europe is lagging in broadband because of net neutrality" Techworld 1:43 PM
  • "Cisco unveils 40GbE and 100GbE switch upgrades" ZDNet UK 2:05 PM
  • "Cisco Nexus ports stretched to take 40GE and 100GE loads" The Register 1:49 PM
  • "Cisco Ethernet switches make big leap to 40/100G" Network World 11:49 AM
  • "White House office studies benefits of video games" USA Today 1:55 PM
  • "Linux Foundation Names New Fellow" eWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Kernel guru Greg Kroah-Hartman joins Linux Foundation: Former Suse fellow Greg Kroah-Hartman will continue to work on Linux in his new role" IDG News Service 11:50 AM
  • "New versions of Wi-Fi expected to boost tablets" EE Times 11:58 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple to issue a dividend and split its stock?"  MarketWatch 11:18 AM
  • "Why Apple's Valuation Is On The Decline" Forbes 10:50 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia shares jump after global data: Asian share markets jumped Thursday, after surveys signaled that global manufacturing improved in January and Facebook filed for what's likely to be the biggest-ever market debut for an Internet stock." MarketWatch 8:46 PM
  • "Seagate, Broadcom, AOL fuel tech gains: Sector boosted by results while awaiting Facebook IPO filing" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Broadcom leads chip rally on strong results: Chip maker also better-than-expected outlook" MarketWatch 9:52 AM
  • "U.S. stocks rise on global manufacturing data/Stifel Nicolaus analyst: market due for a correction or pullback" MarketWatch 2:24 PM
  • "Economic Data Send Stocks Rallying" FOXBusiness 11:09 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Advance Amid Optimism About Global Manufacturing" Bloomberg 8:45 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher as Global Manufacturing Improves" TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Wall Street extends rally into February" CNNMoney 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher, All S&P Sectors Post Gains" CNBC 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks Continue Surprising Rally" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:45 PM
  • "Stocks poised for manufacturing boost" CNNMoney 9:38 AM
  • "Canada stocks up as investors cheer global data" MarketWatch 2:30 PM
  • "U.K. stocks rally as financials gain: ICAP makes gains on trading update; miners and oils move higher" MarketWatch 2:30 PM
  • "Most Asian Stocks Advance as China, India Manufacturing Expand" Bloomberg 1:57 PM
  • "Europe Stocks Rise" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:51 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise to a Six-Month High; Bank Shares Lead Gains" Bloomberg 1:57 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise after manufacturing data/Banks, oil companies lift markets after German, UK, euro zone data" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:46 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:34 PM
  • "Semiconductor Stock Outlook - Feb. 2012" Zacks 2:37 PM
  • "4 Tech Companies That Show You The Money And One That Does Not" Seeking Alpha 9:55 AM

 
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