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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, February 2, 2012


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  • "Another games vet heads to Apple: Xbox Live marketing boss Robin Burrowes is the latest games exec to join Apple."  MCV 8:27 AM
  • "Apple grabs another gaming executive with appointment of Xbox Live marketing chief" The Next Web 8:27 AM
  • "Apple nabs Xbox marketing manager for App Store" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Apple Xbox hire hints new games war --with Sony" Computerworld 8:34 AM
  • "Apple's Enterprise Coup d'Etat: If you're getting the impression that the use of Apple products in big businesses is growing, then you've come to the same conclusion as a recent Forrester study. Apple didn't do it by first getting IT leaders on its side. It did it by applying pressure from both above and below." MacNewsWorld 8:28 AM
  • "Tim Cook stresses Apple's charitable contributions in all-hands meeting" The Verge 11:37 AM
  • "Tim Cook expresses pride over Apple's philanthropy" VentureBeat 6:55 PM
  • "Judge Posner wants Apple and Motorola to 'winnow' more patents out of Chicago litigation"  Foss Patents 8:40 AM
  • "Samsung: German court rejects Apple's ban request" MarketWatch 10:08 AM
  • "Samsung: German Court Rejects Apple Bid to Ban Samsung Devices" [Paid Membership Required] 10:08 AM
  • "Court Snubs Apple, Okays Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Nexus Smartphone Sales" PCWorld 12:44 PM
  • "Apple tips chip spending scales in favor of wireless" CNET News 9:07 AM
  • "Apple updates Lion, patches 51 bugs in Mac OS X: But some users Report every app crashes after 10.7.3 is installed" Computerworld 12:43 PM
  • "Mac OS X 10.7.3 update causing severe app crashes for some users" The Verge 9:03 AM
  • "Some 10.7.3 users encounter nasty bug; fix available" Macworld 12:41 PM
  • "Mac OS X 10.7.3 supports new crop of compact cameras" CNET News 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Releases 10.7.3 Update For Mac OS X Lion" AppleBitch 8:32 AM
  • "Apple releases 10.7.3 update for Lion and 10.6.8 for Snow Leopard" ZDNet 2:53 PM
  • "Apple Investigating Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update Bug" AppleBitch 2:59 PM
  • "Security Update 2012-001 (Snow Leopard)" TidBITS 9:29 PM
  • "Apple Pushes Safari 5.1.4 to Developers: JavaScript , More" The Mac Observer 1:42 PM
  • "Apple FileVault 2 encryption cracked by forensic software: Users warned to deactivate automatic login" Techworld 11:35 AM
  • "Security concerns on Apple's FileVault decryption via FireWire" MacFixIt 3:09 PM
  • "Apple Working on Fix for iTunes Match 'Explicit Song Matching' Bug" iDownload Blog 6:56 PM
  • "Seven Hot Business Apps For Mac OS X" [Slideshow] CRN 10:30 AM
  • "Fix Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update Problems, CUI Errors, Stuck Installs, and Crashes" OS X Daily 8:56 AM
  • "How To Fix CUI Errors After Installing OS X Lion 10.7.3 Update" Redmond Pie 4:33 PM
  • "OS X 10.7.3 update causing CUI interface artifacts" MacFixIt 2:49 PM
  • "Problems with the OS X 10.7.3 update? Combo updater to the rescue" Ars Technica 10:31 AM
  • "Lion Reports [updated] describe experiences updating to OS X 10.7.3, as well as an updated Canon camera utility." MacInTouch 9:39 PM
  • "Updated Snow Leopard Reports describe serious problems with Rosetta-supported applications after installing Apple's Security Update 2012-001." MacInTouch 9:38 PM
  • "Disk Expert Helps You Find and Delete or Archive Your Biggest Files" Low End Mac 6:57 PM
  • "Software Review: MacJournal 6.0" ATPM 1:44 PM
  • "Review: CameraBag 2 Photo editing" IT.Enquirer 10:49 AM
  • "Photo Apps Move to the Desktop" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:02 PM
  • "SousChef Cooking Software Review" Mac|Life 8:51 AM
  • "How To Type Like A Hacker On Your iPad [Review] Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Terminal – Clear All Clutter On Your Desktop" MacTrast 8:56 AM
  • "How To Control The Brightness Of Your Mac's Screen With A Screen Shade" Mac 360 8:30 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac As A Camera Bag Of Photo Tricks, Styles, Filters, And Effects" Mac 360 8:30 AM
  • "10.7: HTML5 Video Display Sleep Workaround" Mac OS X Hints 10:18 AM
  • "25 Years of AppleShare Networking" Low End Mac 9:39 PM
Press Releases
  • "JNSoftware LLC is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Dialectic v1.8.4, a significant update to the popular telephony tool for Mac OS X." JNSoftware 2:54 PM
  • "XEffects Tech Transitions Released Exclusively for FCP X" noise industries 2:48 PM
  • " Announces Version 7.5 Of Their Data Recovery Products" SubRosaSoft 12:41 PM
  • "TechTool Pro, Lion Cache Cleaner get refreshed" FairerPlatform 8:57 AM
  • "RAGE: Campaign Edition Now Available Worldwide on the Mac" Aspyr 11:51 AM
  • "Pringgle Media Releases First Relationship Bank Account App for iPhone" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "GroupLogic Furthers Support for Mac OS X Lion with ExtremeZ-IP 7.3" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "A Better Finder Attributes 5.11 adds support for Lion full screen mode" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Roads of Rome 3 - A new game in a hit series is coming out on Mac" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Nattress Releases First FxFactory Based Filters for FCP and AE" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "PluralEyes for Final Cut Pro X Now Available" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "A New Way to Organize your Photos with Photo Transformer" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Book Palette: First Templates for iBooks Author on the Mac App Store" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Evernote 3.0.6: Redesigned note editor, multi-window Lion fullscreen" FairerPlatform 8:33 AM
  • "Mac Kung Fu: Over 300 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for OS X Lion" Help Net Security 8:32 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "comScore Reports December 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share: Smartphone Penetration Climbs Over 40 Percent during December Holiday Shopping Season" ["Apple maintained its #2 position, growing 2.2 percentage points to 29.6 percent of the smartphone market."] comScore 6:56 PM
  • "Apple Has 12.4% Of Mobile Subscribers, 29.6% Of Smartphone Market" MacNews 6:56 PM
  • "Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Maintains Its Growth Trajectory in the Fourth Quarter Despite Soft Demand for Feature Phones, According to IDC" ["Apple jumped into the third spot globally from the fifth spot last quarter thanks to a record-breaking quarter of shipments. That represents the Cupertino-based company's highest-ever ranking on IDC's Top 5 global mobile phone leaderboard."] IDC 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone 4S pushes Apple into No. 3 spot for global phone sales" CNET News 8:19 AM
  • "IDC: iPhone is No. 3 worldwide" Fortune 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Now the World's Third Largest Cellphone Maker, IDC Says" Wired 7:50 PM
  • "Apple Is Now the World's Third Biggest Phone Manufacturer [Report] Mashable 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Jumps Into Third Spot Globally From Fifth In Mobile Phone Sales – IDC" MacPrices 12:26 PM
  • "Third: Apple reached the third place rank in total units shipped during last quarter. The following chart shows the ascent in rank." asymco 10:19 AM
  • "iPhone users grabbed 6 million free apps a day in December" CNET News 8:19 AM
  • "162,000 sign petition on Apple's Chinese factory conditions: The petition asks Apple to take steps to protect workers at factories that make iPhones and iPads" IDG News Service 2:53 PM
  • "Making Batteries and Components For Apple Is Better then Auto production" M.I.C. Gadget 8:44 PM
  • "iPad, therefore I am, and keeping a wired open mind" Melbourne Age 8:26 AM
  • "Macworld thriving without Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:43 PM
  • "iPhone 3GS Seems To Be The Most Likely Model To Explode (Videos)" M.I.C. Gadget 12:41 PM
  • "The Daily Hits 1st Birthday, Reaches 100,000 Paid Subscribers on iPad. What's Next?" Mashable 8:55 AM
  • "Art Show of Snatched Apple Store Photos" ifoAppleStore 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Employee's iPhone Messages Accidentally Broadcast to Bloggers [Video] Mashable 2:49 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Impersonator With Angel Wings And Halo Used To Hawk A Worthless Android Tab" TechCrunch 11:01 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Next-gen Nokia phones may pack NFC, wireless charging" TG Daily 11:48 AM
  • "Vizio Shipping 58-Inch, 21:9 Widescreen HDTV in March" PC Magazine 11:07 AM
  • "Megaupload Hosting Provider Seeks Out Data Owners" InformationWeek 10:50 AM
  • "New HTC Sensation will have Ice Cream Sandwich" TG Daily 11:24 AM
  • "HTC Vows to Fix Android Flaw Revealing Wi-Fi Credentials" PCWorld 11:08 AM
  • "Google introduces country domains on Blogger to aid content removal: The decision by Google appears to precede a move by Twitter to selectively delete messages in some countries" IDG News Service 10:31 AM
  • "Google Docs for Android gets offline access: But users still can't edit documents when they don't have an Internet connection" IDG News Service 10:31 AM
  • "Play video games for a living? TwitchTV is making it happen" CBS News 10:23 AM
  • "Japan Inc. Suppliers Bleed Jobs as Yen Batters TV, Chip Profits" Bloomberg 10:17 AM
  • "Key Internet operator VeriSign hit by hackers" Reuters 9:54 AM
  • "Elpida's Q3 loss widens as debt troubles remain" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Facebook Names Google, Twitter, Microsoft as Major Rivals" PC Magazine 11:07 AM
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg to keep iron grip after IPO" Reuters 9:52 AM
  • "Zuckerberg's Facebook stake is worth at least $16 billion" CNNMoney 10:27 AM
  • "For Zuckerberg, Riches up to $28 Billion" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Outgoing Sony CEO Howard Stringer Says Much of Big Losses out of His Control" IDG News Service 11:08 AM
  • "New Sony Chief Executive Reveals Fast-Forward Plans" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "EA's Outlook Falls Short of Hopes: Videogame Maker Posts a Smaller Loss, but Sales, Profit Projections Fall Short" [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "Disjointed Sony had four different groups developing iPad-killing tablets" The Next Web 8:52 AM
  • "18.02 / February 2012: Volume 18, Number 2" ATPM 1:42 PM
  • "The future of children's books arrives on the iPad: Everything Butt Art" The Next Web 9:08 AM
  • "All The Rage: Aspyr Brings id's Latest Shooter To Macs" [Interview] Inside Mac Games 8:46 AM
  • "Apple's Lead in Tech Support Quality Continues to Slip in Consumer Survey: Vocalabs' Study Also Shows Fewer Complaints about Language Skills and Support Cost at Apple"  Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "Apple's Lead in Tech Support Quality Continues to Slip in Consumer Survey" Vocalabs 7:40 PM
  • "Apple's PC Phone Support Satisfaction Leads Dell, HP" The Mac Observer 7:41 PM
  • "iPad 3 Event in March, An 'Unusual' Apple Event in February?"  MacRumors 8:36 AM
  • "Rumor: Strange Apple Event Taking Place In February" AppleBitch 8:56 AM
  • "Apple to unveil iPhone 5 at WWDC in June, says paper" DigiTimes 10:48 AM
  • "Analyst Expects iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC 2012 in June" MacRumors 9:42 AM
  • "Apple unlikely to launch iTV in 2Q12, say sources" DigiTimes 9:31 PM
  • "Apple iTV Coming Late This Year: Munster" CNBC 9:30 PM
  • "Analyst: Apple-branded TV will be here this year" TG Daily 10:31 AM
  • "Reported iMessage bug is not a bug says Apple" The Loop 12:28 PM
  • "Apple clarifies iMessage 'bug' as a simple employee mistake" iMore 6:56 PM
  • "Apple iOS bug may expose your iMessage texts, pictures and Video" Houston Chronicle 8:14 AM
  • "Snaps confirm new CPU for Apple iPad 3: But maybe not a quad-core chip, after all" Register Hardware 9:07 AM
  • "Avid Brings Its 'Pro-sumer' Video Editing App to iPad" AllThingsD 8:18 AM
  • "Avid Takes on Apple's iMovie with Avid Studio for iPad" MacRumors 8:53 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "New Virtual Controls from Apple Point to a Future iMac Touch" Patently Apple 9:32 AM
  • "Apple Patent Involves Programmable Magnets And Assembly" MacNews 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Patents Involve Audio Playback, Notifications, More" MacNews 8:57 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Tiny Journey HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99) And Also Free For iPhone (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "Guitar Hero For iPhone Is $0.99 Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "Red Devil For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 18 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:56 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:58 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:58 AM
  • "Heads Up: Best Buy Offering iTunes Gift Cards on the Cheap Until 7:00 PM ET Today" Touch Arcade 8:59 AM

  • "Inside Apple: Can It Thrive Without Steve?" Forbes 1:45 PM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple 2011 Top-Level Mac Laptops Compared" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 3:09 PM
  • "Seagate GoFlex Cinema review: The Seagate GoFlex Cinema is small despite its huge capacity, but there are some failings with the drive" Macworld UK 8:52 AM
  • "Canon Pixma MG8220 wireless inkjet photo all-in-one review: Pricey photo printer with perks" Macworld 8:53 AM
  • "Review: Bluelounge Shell for iPad 2" MacTrast 7:49 PM
  • "Griffin Crayola Trace & Draw for iPad 2 review [Giveaway] iMore 9:07 AM
  • "iPhone Case Review: Speck CandyShell" Kirkville 12:42 PM
  • "Review: Eton Mobius iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 solar power battery case" Beatweek Magazine 8:30 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "I switched to Bing on my iPhone and I kind of liked it" The Next Web 7:02 PM
  • "Reader X for iPad Is A Different Take on Google Reader" MacStories 9:12 AM
  • "Netflix iPhone and iPad app review: The Netflix app is a great option for subscribers - but only if you've got access to Wi-Fi." Telegraph 8:28 AM
  • "CNN: A well designed news app that adapts well to the different screen sizes of the iPhone and iPad." Register Hardware 11:34 AM
  • "Inside the World of Dinosaurs: Dino Fights on Your iPad" Gizmodo 6:57 PM
  • "Hands on with Cyclemeter for iPhone" iMore 11:03 AM
  • "Super Bowl 2012: Top 5 Apps to Follow Big Game Online" ABCNews 10:14 AM
  • "Weathermob Review: Elegantly designed weather app shines" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "Reckless Racing 2 power-slides into the iTunes App Store" Download 9:35 PM
  • "Mega Multilingual Word Find – iPad App Review" PadGadget 10:31 AM
  • "Fit Review: An awesome new personal fitness trainer for iPhone." 148Apps 11:03 AM
  • "Panorama 360 Camera Review: Creating a panoramic image just got a whole lot simpler." 148Apps 2:52 PM
  • "Nature Treks – Healing with Color Review: Bask in the glory of nature through this interactive experience." 148Apps 8:28 AM
  • "Windosill Review: Explore and solve puzzles in a dream-like world." 148Apps 12:43 PM
  • "'Shogun' Review - A Short but Solid Shooter with Plenty of Eye Candy" Touch Arcade 8:14 AM
  • "How To: Create Your Own iPhone Ringtones" ATPM 1:43 PM
  • "20 iPhone tips and tricks everyone should know: With hundreds of iPhone features and 500,000 iOS apps, it's easy to miss some of Apple's best tricks. Here are 20 of our favorite." Christian Science Monitor 10:30 AM
  • "Digital audio-in passthrough with AppleTV2" Mac OS X Hints 10:18 AM
  • "Physicians: iPad Not Ready For Clinical Use/Most doctors still use desktops because iPads lack speech processing capabilities. One expert, however, says iPad EHRs are coming."  InformationWeek 9:34 PM
  • "Steve Jobs lives on in endless Apple stories, marketing schemes" Network World 7:11 PM
  • "Do You Still Need An iPod?" SlashGear 6:56 PM
  • "Apple's 'Connected TV' Solution Set For Fall 2012 Launch, Says Report" Redmond Pie 6:56 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 6:38 PM
  • "Siri to Scots: What the heck did you just say?" CBS News 4:34 PM
  • "iTunes Match Is Ruining The Lives Of Customers And Rappers By Censoring Explicit Tracks" Cult of Mac 3:12 PM
  • "Apple's New SVP of Retail Went Undercover as Regular Salesperson" MacRumors 3:07 PM
  • "Happy Chinese workers spell the end of affordable tech" ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "Former iPhone engineer Bob Borchers recounts time at Apple" MacNN 3:02 PM
  • "When It Comes To iOS Apps, IT Needs to Rethink Volume Purchasing"  Cult of Mac 2:52 PM
  • "Fear factor: iPhone gains underpin Apple's growing market power" Tech.Blorge 2:47 PM
  • "Smart Move?" ATPM 1:43 PM
  • "An Achievable Dream" ATPM 1:43 PM
  • "The Normals' View of Apple and the iPhone" ATPM 1:43 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg and all of Facebook, it seems, are Mac users" Edible Apple 12:44 PM
  • "After 1984: The Super Bowl Ad That Almost Killed Apple" Forbes 12:43 PM
  • "The iPad: The Perfect Learning Companion"  Tech.pinions 11:50 AM
  • "The iOS Manifesto: How And Why Apple Is Revolutionizing The Workplace"  Cult of Mac 11:37 AM
  • "iPad 3 rumors: What, when and how?" MSNBC 11:04 AM
  • "Health Care Lacks Software Innovation for Apple iPad: Report/Doctors have embraced the Apple iPad, but more software innovation is needed for clinical computing on the tablet, Spyglass Consulting Group reveals in a new study."  eWeek 10:47 AM
  • "Apple Getting Serious about iPad and iPhone Gaming, Hires Xbox Live Executive" PadGadget 10:31 AM
  • "The 8 Types Of Customers Apple Store Employees Have To Deal With" [Slideshow] Business Insider 10:21 AM
  • "Amazon Goes Head To Head With Apple In A War Of Love" Apple Bitch 10:20 AM
  • "Do iPads Belong At Sporting Events? You can bring your iPad to the Super Bowl. Should you be allowed to?" InformationWeek 10:08 AM
  • "One More Reason to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S: Tweaking Siri" ReadWriteWeb 9:45 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: The squeeze" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:37 AM
  • "The Living in the Past Department: So Ultrabooks Are Something New?" The Tech Night Owl 8:57 AM
  • "THIS Is Why I'd Love To Ditch Satellite/Cable TV" MacNews 8:35 AM
  • "Is Apple The Next Polaroid?" Forbes 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Versus Samsung: Win Some, Lose Some" AllThingsD 8:18 AM
  • "Digital > Analog > Digital" ATPM 1:43 PM
  • "Why Sprint's New $99 ZTE Optik Tablet is More Expensive Than the iPad" LAPTOP Magazine 12:42 PM
  • "4G phones mean more customer service calls, says J.D. Power" ZDNet 11:35 AM
  • "Sony's Highly Personal, Surprisingly Decent 3D Viewer: It's not cheap, and it looks and feels a tad peculiar. But its 3D blows away the blurry stuff on TVs and in theaters." Techland 11:28 AM
  • "8 Essential Gadgets for Hosting a Killer Super Bowl Party" Wired 11:33 AM
  • "Why Viewers Could Soon Control Super Bowl Ads: Tweets and other social media comments are about to drive real-time changes in programming." Technology Review 11:21 AM
  • "Is the cloud really cheaper? If your company is thinking of saving money by migrating to the cloud, don't forget to look to the long-term return, a Gartner study suggests" CFOworld 10:52 AM
  • "Amazon Web Services: The new Microsoft Windows" InfoWorld 10:51 AM
  • "12 essential programming tools for the mobile Web: HTML5 and a vibrant ecosystem of libraries are making the mobile Web a compelling alternative to developing native code" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:51 AM
  • "New CEO Won't Stop RIM's Bleeding: Exclusive Research" InformationWeek 10:50 AM
  • "Platform as a Service Entering Pivotal Year: Gartner" eWeek 10:40 AM
  • "Notebook shipments expected to rise significantly in 2H12" DigiTimes 10:38 AM
  • "Married to your desk? 5 tips for a better relationship: Optimize your work area for better productivity -- no 'standing desk' required" Computerworld 10:34 AM
  • "The New IT Rulebook: Not For The Faint Of Heart/Smaller, lighter, and more agile are more than just industry buzzwords. IT organizations that fail to lead those charges will get relegated to cost centers." InformationWeek 10:07 AM
  • "Could Facebook IPO help it dominate Google?" Computerworld 10:34 AM
  • "Why Is Facebook's Growth Slowing So Much?" Forbes 10:44 AM
  • "Does Facebook have a mobile problem?" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "'The Hacker Way' versus 'Don't Be Evil' - Facebook and Google cultures square-off" ZDNet 11:35 AM
  • "Zuckerberg's challenge: Sticking with 'Hacker Way'" CNET News 10:00 AM
  • "But Seriously, Where is Half-Life 3?" Forbes 9:55 AM
  • "5 Lessons from Using Google Around Globe" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "My Horrific Experiences With Sony Customer Support" Business Insider 9:03 AM
  • "Trashy Android settlers more likely to have sex on first date" MacDailyNews 9:29 AM
  • "The Spinning Beachball" ATPM [cartoon] 1:44 PM
  • "Apple iNett: Back To Work!" Team Coco 8:52 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "MyAssistant app teaches Siri some new tricks" CNET News 8:14 PM
  • "Cheers: The world's happiest iPhone app" CNET News 6:57 PM
  • "UNIEA's Vision for the Next iPad + Last Chance iPad 2 Samples" UNIEA 6:38 PM
  • "Weird Steve Jobs Comic On Amazon" Apple Bitch 6:38 PM
  • "Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective now haunting iPhone, iPad" AppleTell 12:42 PM
  • "MacWorld 2012: Crestron Makes Whole Home Automation Controlled By iOS" Apple'n'Apps 12:42 PM
  • "Numark's iDJ Pro for AirPlay-lovin' disc jockeys" CNET News 11:46 AM
  • "Free iPhone App Puts Prescription Savings Card on Your Phone" PRWeb 12:45 PM
  • "How To Walk Through The Back Door Into Apple iTunes By The Digital Marketer Pro Ryan Deiss" PRWeb 11:43 AM
  • "Tweet Land - The Before and After of Videogames: Tweet Land is the first gaming platform in the world that plays with reality and is now available for download on the Apple AppStore starting January 31st. Everything said in Twitter could affect the game scenes. It creates a universe powered by experiences of people around the world turning tweets into reality. The game costs $1.99." PRWeb 11:43 AM
  • "New Barnyard Bluegrass App Brings Timeless Tunes to Tots" PRWeb 11:43 AM
  • "Shunra Announces Open Integration and Development of a Mobile App Performance Platform" PRWeb 11:43 AM
  • "Adorama Camera Opens Online Shop for Innovative iPhone Photo Accessories" PRWeb 11:43 AM
  • "Docstoc Releases New iPad Apps Focused On Helping SMBs Streamline Their Businesses" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "LeVar Burton Snags @ReadingRainbow Twitter Handle To Push New Reading App" TechCrunch 11:02 AM
  • "New Everpix iPhone App Automatically Uploads Your Photos To The Cloud" TechCrunch 11:02 AM
  • "Mobile TV Apps Shazam, IntoNow Reveal Super Bowl Plans" TechCrunch 11:01 AM
  • "As Apple Explodes In The Workplace, Introducing Our New Business Reporter" Cult of Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Flash Comes To The Classroom iPad Thanks To iSwifter's Rover: The iPad just became an even more vital classroom tool for educators." 148Apps 8:41 AM
  • "Bally Technologies Expands Mobile App Games Library with Four New Titles: Casino Favorites Cash Wizard™, Golden Pharaoh™, Fireball™, and Betty Boop's Love Meter™ Now Available" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • " Launches New 'Hotels by Orbitz' App for iPhone®: Free 'Must Have' Travel App Lets Consumers Search and Book Hotels Effortlessly" PRNewswire 8:40 AM
  • "Never miss a homework deadline again with Homework Plan 1.0 for iOS" prMac 10:18 AM
  • "Barking Ant Software, LLC releases Budget-Bal for iPhone" prMac 10:18 AM
  • "Pringgle Media Releases First Relationship Bank Account App for iPhone" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "ABC MAGIC 5 v1.0 Free for iOS - Sound Matching Pictures to Letters" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Piggy Woogy for iOS Debuts - Jewel Matching Game Plus Action Overload" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Dungeon of the Damned - High Definition iPad version released" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "The Amazing Hunt For iPhone And iPad Makes Google Maps The Playing Field" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "The Best iPad Photo Presentation App" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Vinyl Wolf - The New Record Collectors App for iPhone" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Combat Commando for iOS" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "10- and 14-yr Old Girls Create iPad Ebook - Fuzzy Wuzzy and Other Tails" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Serves Two for iPad - Valentine's Day Special" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Tweet Land - The Before and After of Videogames" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Nevercenter Release CameraBag Version 2" eXtensions 8:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Hires Former CA CEO To Run New Software Group" CRN 10:29 AM
  • "Dell taps former CA chief to head new software group" CNET News 10:00 AM
  • "Dell names ex-CA CEO as software chief" The Register 11:26 AM
  • "Dell Names John Swainson President of New Software Group" Bloomberg 11:43 AM
  • "Dell announces new software group" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Dell Seeks To Become An Enterprise Software Leader" Seeking Alpha 9:51 AM
  • "Dell: Time To Get Bullish? J.P. Morgan Turns Positive" Forbes 9:51 AM
  • "Dell eyes South Bay expansion that means hundreds of new jobs" Oakland Tribune 10:35 AM
  • "Oracle Drags Microsoft, Red Hat Into Itanium Lawsuit Swamp" Wired Magazine 11:33 AM
  • "Five ways Microsoft can rescue Windows Phone" The Register 11:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Touts Plugin-Free Web, Offers Desktop Fallback for Flash: Microsoft's new version of Internet Explorer has barred browser plugins in the Metro environment." Webmonkey 11:33 AM
  • "Windows 8 Consumer Preview nears — what we know about Metro apps" ZDNet 11:35 AM
  • "How Microsoft Could Lose Its Grip on 'Rugged' Devices" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:03 AM
  • "Microsoft lays off 200 workers; most of them in Seattle area" Seattle Times 11:15 AM
  • "Clues about HP's Gen8 servers leaked: Proliant Gen8 servers will be based on Intel's upcoming Xeon E5 chips, according to Hewlett-Packard's website" IDG News Service 10:52 AM
  • "U.S. consumer watchdog recalls HP fax machines" Reuters 11:43 AM
  • "HP recalls fire-prone fax machines after at least seven go up in flames" The Verge 12:45 PM
  • "Intel CFO faces fewer worried investors" Reuters 9:53 AM
  • "Intel will prove Steve Jobs wrong in the mobile market" V3 11:30 AM
  • "Intel quietly introduces several new Sandy Bridge processors" ZDNet 11:36 AM
  • "AMD's CEO prepares chipmaker for a fight" Reuters 1:45 PM
  • "Cisco launches 'BIG Awards' for UK tech startups: New innovation competition lets technology entrepreneurs showcase their ideas" Techworld 11:22 AM
  • "Nine trends that will change the tech landscape" Entrepreneur [Free Registration Required] 10:49 AM
  • "5 hot specialties for software developers: Want to escape the outsourcing axe? Today's IT trends are creating lucrative niches for ambitious developers" InfoWorld 10:51 AM
  • "The IT certs that no longer pay extra -- and the new skills that do: Overall employment in tech is improving, but the certs you could once count on for a job or extra pay are losing their special value" InfoWorld 10:51 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple to issue a dividend and split its stock?"  MarketWatch 2/1
  • "Why Apple's Valuation Is On The Decline" Forbes 2/1
Industry News
  • "Zynga, Qualcomm, EA, lead tech gains" MarketWatch 4:34 PM
  • "U.S. stocks tepidly up ahead of jobs report: Dow slides, following IBM; Nasdaq, S&P 500 edge higher" MarketWatch 4:34 PM
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Advance Ahead of Jobs Report" Bloomberg 4:34 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed as Bernanke Touts Stability of U.S. Economy" TheStreet 4:35 PM
  • "Stocks stall ahead of jobs Report" CNNMoney 4:35 PM
  • "Stocks Seesaw; Data, Corporate Reports in Focus" FOXBusiness 10:48 AM
  • "Blue Chips Slump: The Dow industrials finished in the red for the fifth time in six sessions, as mixed earnings curbed sentiment ahead of Friday's reading on unemployment." [Paid Membership Required] 4:35 PM
  • "Stocks set for timid open ahead of Bernanke" CNNMoney 9:32 AM
  • "Australian stocks snap three-day losing run" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Commodity stocks power Asia after global data" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Europe Stocks Tread Water" [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "European Stocks Climb as U.S. Jobless Claims Fall; Xstrata Jumps" Bloomberg 11:31 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks flat; Glencore, Xstrata rally/Xstrata surges on merger talks; AstraZeneca, Unilever slip" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:57 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:57 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:43 PM

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