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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, February 3, 2012


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "Apple: All iPad and iPhone Models Will be Back on Sale Online in Germany Shortly" ["In a statement given to AllThingsD, Apple confirmed that the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and 3G/UMTS-based iPads should be returning to the shelves of its German online store in a matter of hours."]  AllThingsD 10:11 AM
  • "Appeals court grants Apple temporary suspension of enforcement of Motorola injunction" Foss Patents 10:30 AM
  • "Explained: Apple's not-so-secret favorite patent argument/With patent lawsuits all the rage nowadays, one term is popping up more frequently: 'frand.'"  CNET News 4:17 PM
  • "Apple to resume full online sales in Germany" Reuters 11:27 AM
  • "Apple overturns Motorola's iPad and iPhone sales bans" BBC 10:36 AM
  • "Apple sales injunction suspended: German iPad/iPhone sales resume" SlashGear 10:40 AM
  • "Apple Overturns German Injunction, Resumes iPhone Sales" The Mac Observer 10:39 AM
  • "Motorola makes Apple pull iPads and iPhones in Germany: Apple has pulled several iPad and iPhone models from its German online store after Motorola Mobility enforced a patent injunction against its rival."  BBC 8:04 AM
  • "Apple removed products from German online store due to Motorola injunction based on FRAND patent" Foss Patents 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Germany forced to stop online sales of iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G" The Next Web 8:24 AM
  • "Apple On Motorola IP Claims In Germany: 'This Old Pager Patent Is Invalid'" paidContent 8:41 AM
  • "Apple stops selling some devices online in Germany" Reuters 9:09 AM
  • "Apple dealt legal setbacks against Motorola in Germany" CNET News 8:37 AM
  • "iPhones yanked from German shelves in Motorola patent war" The Register 8:51 AM
  • "German Court Rules Against Apple" [Paid Membership Required] 9:09 AM
  • "Motorola wins iCloud injunction; iPhone, iPad pulled from online store" ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "Motorola Mobility Wins Second German Ruling Against Apple: Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. won a second German patent ruling against Apple Inc. over its iCloud service allowing the company to block sales of devices including iPhone and iPad if they use the software that accesses it." ["'Apple believes this old pager patent is invalid and we're appealing the court's decision,' company spokesman Alan Hely said. ICloud is a new service that automatically stores photos, songs and other files on servers at Apple's data centers for use on all of a customer's gadgets."] Bloomberg 8:11 AM
  • "Motorola wins German injunction against Apple's iCloud (and MobileMe) push email service and client devices" Foss Patents 8:18 AM
  • "Apple widens patent claims against Samsung" The Australian [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:12 AM
  • "Apple hits Samsung with 278 patent claims in revised Australian lawsuit" The Next Web 9:50 AM
  • "Apple in China: Should we applaud instead of condemn?"  CIO 8:08 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook donates $100 million to charity" CNET News 8:37 AM
  • "iBooks Author 1.0.1 EULA: you own the content, we want 30% of .ibooks files" ZDNet 3:26 PM
  • "Apple modifies EULA for iBooks: Lays no claim to content, allows elsewhere distribution" 9 to 5 Mac 3:22 PM
  • "Apple tweaks fine print behind iBooks Author software" CNET News 3:27 PM
  • "iBooks Author 1.01 out with updated EULA" TUAW 1:38 PM
  • "Apple updates Lion, patches 51 bugs in Mac OS X: But some users Report every app crashes after 10.7.3 is installed" Computerworld 8:17 AM
  • "No potty-mouth lyrics for iTunes Match" CNET News 8:08 AM
  • "iTunes Match bug replaces explicit songs with censored, child-friendly versions" VentureBeat 10:24 AM
  • "Apple FileVault cracked in under an hour by forensics biz" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "Security Update 2012-001 Kills Rosetta Apps" TidBITS 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Communicator for Mac 2011 13.1.3 update" OfficeforMacHelp 9:14 AM
  • "Fix Rosetta in Mac OS X Snow Leopard After Security Update 2012-001" OS X Daily 3:31 PM
  • "Security Update 2012-001 is the hot topic in reader Reports, after Apple's update broke applications that rely on the Rosetta compatibility layer; discussion includes fixes/workarounds." MacInTouch 2:17 PM
  • "Lion discussion covers a different serious problem in Apple's 10.7.3 update ('CUI' issue), again with tips for fixing the bug (by installing/reinstalling the 'combo' update), plus other update notes." MacInTouch 2:17 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: When email duplication gets unruly" Macworld 12:18 PM
  • "Time Machine: How to transfer backups from the current backup drive to a new backup drive" Apple Support 2:18 PM
  • "OS X Lion: How to create and deploy a recovery key for FileVault 2" Apple Support 2:18 PM
  • "iBooks Author fashions multimedia books for the iPad" Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "If iBooks Author Is Overkill For Your Simple eBook Project, Try Book Creator For iOS Instead [Review] Cult of Mac 10:34 AM
  • "Silverlight 5.0.61118.0 for OS X" Rixstep 11:46 AM
  • "How to Boot into OS X Lion's Recovery HD Partition" OS X Daily 3:21 PM
  • "Mac Basics: How to set up Time Machine" Macworld 10:58 AM
  • "Installing ScanSnap Not a Snap" TidBITS 10:07 AM
  • "The Last Mac Word Processor You'll Ever Buy Is Free" Mac 360 8:02 AM
  • "Friday Freebie: The Mac Image Editing App With 200 Effects, Filters, Masks, And More" Mac 360 8:02 AM
  • "Turn Any USB Memory Stick Into An Ultra-Secure, Password Protected Filestore [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:46 AM
  • "Secure Empty Trash in Mac OS X Lion" OS X Daily 8:51 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Convert Numerical Instances In The Calculator" MacTrast 8:14 AM
  • "10.7: Fixing a stuck application in Mission Control" Mac OS X Hints 9:56 AM
  • "10.7: Auto-copy Photo Stream images to a folder" Mac OS X Hints 9:56 AM
  • "How Apple lulls Mac owners into a false sense of security" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 5:46 PM
  • "Virtualization no silver bullet for Macs or mobile: As employees bring non-Windows devices into the business, vendors tell IT to impose Windows via virtualization: and miss the point" InfoWorld 10:27 AM
  • "Bad Apple: iTunes Match censors your music collection. Why?" Computerworld 9:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "e-on Software releases LumenRT 2: focus on architects" Architosh 12:55 PM
  • "RAGE: Campaign Edition Blasts Its Way Into The Mac App Store – Download Now" Redmond Pie 11:38 AM
  • "Color Correction for FCP X / Motion / AE" Nattress 9:07 AM
  • "SecureMac Releases PrivacyScan in App Store for Mac OS X" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Karelia Software Releases Sandvox 2.5" prMac 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "First: Apple's rank in mobile phone profitability and revenues" asymco 8:42 AM
  • "With 8.7% market share, Apple has 75% of cell phone profits: Between them, Samsung and Apple are sucking up 91% of the winnings" Fortune 8:39 AM
  • "Apple now third largest phonemaker, pushing feature phones aside: New data shows the worldwide breakdown of mobile phone sales in 2011. Feature phones are increasingly being replaced by smart phones, with top-tier models from Apple and Samsung leading the pack." Christian Science Monitor 9:47 AM
  • "Apple's market share rises, but Android still on top" CNET News 8:46 AM
  • "Apple iPad beats Amazon Kindle Fire in satisfaction survey" Register Hardware 11:28 AM
  • "comScore Reports December 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market – iPhone In 4th And Gaining" MacPrices 11:44 AM
  • "Labor Activist: Apple Best at Auditing Factories, Still Not Doing Enough" LAPTOP Magazine 8:42 AM
  • "iPhone 4S sales resume online in China with shipments by March 2" AppleInsider 7:22 PM
  • "College launches course devotde to iPhone photography" BBC 8:09 AM
  • "Tablet History: 14 Devices That Laid the Groundwork for the iPad" [Slideshow] Mashable 8:41 AM
  • "Former Apple product manager recounts how Jobs motivated first iPhone team" AppleInsider 1:39 PM
  • "Want A $65 iPad 2? Check Your Local Goodwill [Image] Cult of Mac 9:19 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ericsson, Qualcomm demo 4G-to-3G voice handover" ZDNet UK 11:27 AM
  • "AOL to transform Huffington Post into an Internet TV network" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 11:19 AM
  • "HTC patches Wi-Fi vulnerability in its smartphones" V3 11:16 AM
  • "Boffins crack superconducting graphene's melting mystery" The Register 11:12 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S II Plus pic spotted" TG Daily 11:07 AM
  • "The Megaupload saga continues (infographic)" ZDNet 11:24 AM
  • "Group seeks to save data on Megaupload servers" Reuters 11:00 AM
  • "Symantec Warns of Android Trojans That Mutate With Every Download" IDG News Service 10:46 AM
  • "More Details Emerge on the Fully Open 'Spark' Tablet" PCWorld 10:45 AM
  • "RIM Sees Continued BlackBerry Growth From Government Users: RIM hopes new government security certifications and a device management platform will bolster the platform's position against iOS, Android." InformationWeek 11:46 AM
  • "RIM offers free PlayBook to attract Android developers: Developers have until Feb. 13 to port their Android application to get in on the offer" IDG News Service 10:11 AM
  • "RIMM: Jefferies Says Sell on BB10 Strategy; Wells Looks Forward to PlayBook 2.0" Barron's 9:43 AM
  • "NetSuite shares jump on strong outlook: Analyst cites strong demand for on-demand business software" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "Panasonic Forecasts Record Loss on Thailand Floods, Charges" Bloomberg 10:03 AM
  • "Google Wallet app surfaces on unlocked Galaxy Nexus" CNET 11:43 AM
  • "Google finally scans malware-ridden Android Market: The Bouncer service analyzes apps in Android Market for known malware, spyware, and Trojans" InfoWorld 10:27 AM
  • "Google reveals Android malware 'Bouncer,' scans all apps: Claims 40% reduction in malicious app downloads in second half of 2011" Computerworld 10:11 AM
  • "YML Interview with Sacramento County Coroner Greg Wyatt" ["YML was lucky enough to talk to Sacramento County Coroner Greg Wyatt, fresh off his session at the 2012 Macworld. Greg talked about what a coroner does, the technology they have available and how he uses Macs and iPads in his his job."] Your Mac Life 12:54 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Jim Dalrymple and Peter Cohen from The Loop, Daniel Eran Dilger from AppleInsider, and StartUp Nation's Rich Sloan this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 10:56 AM
  • "Taking a bite out of Apple/Fortune Magazine's Adam Lashinsky discusses his new book, 'Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired – and Secretive Company – Really Works,' and shares his thoughts on one of the biggest tech companies in the world." [Video Report] MSNBC 10:37 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X Update, Buying iMac/MacBook Air, Facebook, + More! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 9:58 AM
  • "Apple CEO hints at no ARM-based MacBook Air as iPad to 'soon satisfy' that niche" AppleInsider 7:46 PM
  • "Apple ads Genius movie, TV recommendations to Apple TV" AppleInsider 5:44 PM
  • "Apple to launch iPad 3 in March - Report" PCWorld 8:39 AM
  • "Get Ready for the Apple ... Treadmill?" Mashable 10:46 AM
  • "Apple Releases Update For iBooks 2" AppleBitch 1:37 PM
  • "Apple Refurbs a Great Deal, iOSificiation a Fundamental Shift for Apple, and More" Low End Mac 1:37 PM
  • "Time to End 13" MacBook Pro?, Refurb MacBook Air from $699, Enable TRIM in OS X, and More" Low End Mac 3:26 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Robokill -Rescue Titan Prime For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:06 AM
  • "Happy Hogs For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:06 AM
  • "Kiwi Brown For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:06 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 16 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:09 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "Mac desktop lowest price special from MacMall: New Minis start at $551, iMacs at $1086" 9 to 5 Mac 9:38 AM
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:15 PM
  • "Save up to 20% on StuffIt Deluxe, Anime Studio, Aquazone and more" FairerPlatform 1:07 PM

  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and July, 2011, 13 Inch MacBook Air 1.7GHz" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 9:25 PM
  • "USB 3.0 Roundup #2: Desktop (3.5 inch) Enclosures" Bare Feats 1:06 PM
  • "iOstand for iPad and Android tablets has a magnetic personality" CNET Reviews 3:21 PM
  • "The Aegis Netdock Is A Near-Perfect MacBook Air Companion" MacNews 9:12 AM
  • "Marshall Bergman Tahlia Clutch Bag" Macworld 3:32 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Avid Packs a Prosumer Video Editor Into an iPad" MacNewsWorld 8:12 AM
  • "Showyou for iPad: The Most Productive Way to Watch Videos [Review] Stepcase Lifehack 3:36 PM
  • "Numberlys and The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore for iOS: Interactivity, distinctive visuals set apart apps from Moonbot Studios" Macworld 8:46 AM
  • "Winter survival app helps ditched drivers" MSNBC 10:39 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Zombie: The Rescue" AppleTell 8:42 AM
  • "'Monster Wars' Review – Legendary Wars, Remixed" Touch Arcade 9:13 AM
  • "'Tweet Land' Review - A Great Idea, but Flawed Gameplay" Touch Arcade 9:13 AM
  • "OkCupid Review: OkCupid is the official app for accessing the popular free dating service." 148Apps 10:10 AM
  • "Reckless Racing 2 Review: The original Reckless Racing game set the bar for down and dirty iOS racing. Reckless Racing 2 has raised the bar even higher." 148Apps 9:09 AM
  • "Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review/Use 'Ghost Tricks' to possess objects and solve a murder." 148Apps 8:42 AM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Can I boot from a RAM disk?" TUAW 11:27 AM
  • "This Data Shows Why Samsung's Apple-Bashing Isn't Working"  Business Insider 3:33 PM
  • "Should Apple take more action against march of the iOS clones? Plants vs. Zombie and Angry Ninja Birds removed, but other misleading apps remain" The Guardian 2:16 PM
  • "Editorial: In Love With A Vision Of An iPhone" AppleBitch 1:44 PM
  • "Accidental espionage: how iMessage conversations end up in the wrong handsets" The Verge 11:49 AM
  • "Apple Censors Science Magazine's Article About Penises" Gizmodo 11:38 AM
  • "iPad 3: The Story So Far" MacTrast 3:22 PM
  • "iPad 3: Everything We Think We Know" Gizmodo 11:28 AM
  • "Are high-tech classrooms better classrooms? Despite the hype over Apple's new iPad textbooks, there's little proof that gadgets do much to improve education" Salon 10:57 AM
  • "Heavenly Steve Jobs ad spawns hellish flame war" Fortune 10:23 AM
  • "IBM: The biggest Apple deployment outside Apple" FairerPlatform 9:55 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Consistency" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:52 AM
  • "Apple, China, and Doing The Right Thing" MacStories 10:36 AM
  • "The sweatshop price of Apple's huge success: Meeting demand in U.S. creates work woes in China" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Apple's supply chain problem: Tech giant's supply chain will likely undergo changes" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "You bet Apple could build the iPhone here"  The Nation 9:22 AM
  • "The Tablet is the Ultimate Mobile Personal Computer"  Tech.pinions 9:17 AM
  • "Former Apple exec Bob Borchers talks Apple marketing, packaging, and his time at Apple" 9 to 5 Mac 9:14 AM
  • "Is Apple Truly 'Agile'?" Forbes 9:09 AM
  • "IWant An IDesk" MacNews 9:06 AM
  • "Do iOS Apps Crash More Than Android Apps? A Data Dive" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "How Apple Can Revolutionize Television: An intelligent assistant would be the ideal way to deal with remote-control overload."  Technology Review 8:46 AM
  • "iPhone patent wars: What's going on in Germany? Apple forced to pull older iPhones off its online store, faces an injunction on push e-mail" Fortune 10:23 AM
  • "Apple Pulls All 3G Devices Except iPhone 4S from German Online Store Following Motorola Patent Win" MacRumors 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Stops Online Sales Of iPad 2 3G And iPhone 4 In Germany" AppleBitch 8:25 AM
  • "Tech News: It's All A Joke/IT leaders are funny--even when they don't mean to be." InformationWeek 11:46 AM
  • "It's Browser Version Madness!" BYTE 11:45 AM
  • "How chips, PCs, services companies are faring: A look at how selected chip-makers, computer manufacturers and services providers are faring" Associated Press 11:39 AM
  • "Clever on-off switch for graphene. Transistors next?" ZDNet UK 11:27 AM
  • "Silicon Valley's dirty little secret: The 'Startup Boom' is a disguised jobs fair for big corporations" ZDNet 11:25 AM
  • "Vizio's CinemaWide 58-inch 3D HDTV priced at $3,499, but who's buying?" ZDNet 11:25 AM
  • "Why Are We Only Finding Out About the VeriSign Security Breach Now?" Techland 11:14 AM
  • "Sysadmins: Don't get in your own way" The Register 11:10 AM
  • "Android isn't as fragmented as you think" PCWorld 11:04 AM
  • "The Curse of 'Don't Be Evil': Google is definitely evil! Or is it? The critics weigh in." Technologizer 10:46 AM
  • "The cloud goes Hollywood: The major film studios think they've found a way to sell and deliver movies online. Will consumers buy it?" Fortune 10:22 AM
  • "You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You" Forbes 10:21 AM
  • "Motherboard prices to hike by 10% at end of 1Q12" DigiTimes 10:14 AM
  • "9 Security Technologies For Super Bowl And Beyond" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 9:54 AM
  • "Reports of pops, peeling on Samsung plasmas explored (update)" CNET Reviews 9:47 AM
  • "Analysis: A sobering look at Facebook" Reuters 9:43 AM
  • "Why Cisco And Microsoft Are No Longer Technology Companies" Seeking Alpha 9:38 AM
  • "U.S. Is a Puzzle for Sony Chief: Incoming CEO Kazuo Hirai Will Need to Tread Carefully With Music, Movies" [Paid Membership Required] 9:29 AM
  • "Why Desktop Apps Would Be Bad News for Windows 8 Tablets" Wired 8:41 AM
  • "The Latest OS Upgrade Hosed My Computer!" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 8:02 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "MacWorld 2012: Seagate Greatly Expands Storage For Your iPad And Mac" Apple'n'Apps 1:44 PM
  • "iPad PowerPoint App Swims Into The Enterprise: Brainshark rolls out SlideShark Team Edition, bringing PowerPoint compatibility to the Apple tablet on an enterprise scale." InformationWeek 9:55 AM
  • "Start Improving Eating Habits Today with MealGuru!" PRWeb 9:50 AM
  • "Sunstorm Takes the iTunes App Store By Storm: 75 Million Downloads and 250 Monthly Impressions Later CEO Anthony Campiti Announces the Creation of a New Mobile Ad Network" PRWeb 9:50 AM
  • "New Apple iOS Game for the iPhone and iPad, Game Fury Balls: Worlds of Chaos is Released by Curvature Studios" PRWeb 9:50 AM
  • "Millicorp Announces the Release of MilliTalk 2.0 Their Evolutionary Calling App for Increasing Call Functionality for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches" PRWeb 9:50 AM
  • "Namba Gear Ships Kucha iPad Messenger Bag" PRWeb 9:49 AM
  • "AnyMP4 Releases iPhone Ringtone Maker - Get Personalized iPhone Ringtones" PRNewswire 9:49 AM
  • "4 New iPhone Apps for 2012" TheStreet 9:25 AM
  • "Original Soundtrack of number-one App Store game released for free: The official album contains 13 original tracks." Prank 9:19 AM
  • "Scosche Releases flipCHARGE Burst & Rogue iPhone/iPod Backup Batteries" Run Around Tech 8:51 AM
  • "Cool apps for watching Super Bowl: There's even an app that wakes you up if you doze off during the action" UTSanDiego 10:55 AM
  • "Super Bowl XLVI Releases Free App for iPhone, Android" PC Magazine 8:40 AM
  • "Become America's 1st Social President with VoteMe for iOS" prMac 8:08 AM
  • "iOS strategy racing game Dash Race 3.5 out now with lots of new features" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Personalize Your iPhone Ringtones, Text Tones and Alert Tones" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Super Swap! - Popular Puzzle Game Now Free For iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "SimpleSort Counting: A Preschool app that teaches early math skills" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Besserwisser - An original multiplayer quiz game" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Fragmented HD 1.0 for iPad - The Easiest Way To Share Your Photos" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Fish Frizzle for iOS" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Reality Premedia Services releases Alluring Ajanta App for iOS devices" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "FaceDeFace - Are You Fit Or Ugly? Ask Your iPhone" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "VoteMe app serves as a platform for your 2012 presidential campaign" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Ring in the Chinese New Year with a New, Fun Maze Game" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "CarbonLook for iPad 2 (Black)" USBfever 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP CEO Whitman Earned One Dollar Plus $16 Million in 2011" AllThingsD 9:39 AM
  • "Whitman's HP Compensation Reaches $16.5 Million With Stock-Option Awards" Bloomberg 9:40 AM
  • "HP blows nearly $47 million on its CEO follies" ZDNet 11:23 AM
  • "HP brings emerging OpenFlow networking to switches" ZDNet UK 11:27 AM
  • "Microsoft, RIM and Nokia continue to lose out to Apple and Android rivals" V3 11:16 AM
  • "Kinect For Windows Adds Gesture Recognition To PCs, Laptops: Microsoft cosponsors algorithm contest with $200,000 pot to spur development of gesture-based games and other apps." InformationWeek 9:54 AM
  • "Leaked Windows Phone 'Apollo' details: Security at last? Microsoft's smartphone platform may finally fill in the long-missing basics by Christmas" InfoWorld 10:27 AM
  • "Microsoft to add multi-core processor, micro SD and NFC support to Windows Phone 8" V3 11:16 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 Details Leak" PCWorld 10:46 AM
  • "Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 DNA splice is on - report" The Register 11:13 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8: Great, But Still Too Late?" PC Magazine 10:44 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8: Microsoft's 4 Big Challenges" Techland 11:15 AM
  • "Why Desktop Apps Would Be Bad News for Windows 8 Tablets" Wired 11:21 AM
  • "Skype 5.8 For Windows Brings Facebook Video Calling" PCWorld 10:46 AM
  • "Microsoft testing Skype Windows Phone client, expected at MWC" The Verge 10:53 AM
  • "Microsoft researchers say anonymized data isn't so anonymous: Seemingly innocuous Web log data can identify the activity on individual machines and threaten online privacy" Network World 10:28 AM
  • "Microsoft researchers discover malicious cookie scheme: Scheme could forward stolen cookies to zombie botnets" Network World 11:05 AM
  • "IBM bit-twiddlers want point releases for big iron: Software gurus to 'refactor' Big Blue's systems" Channel Register 11:11 AM
  • "IBM seeks out startups for Smarter Planet push" V3 11:17 AM
  • "IBM's Watson is changing careers: The Jeopardy-playing supercomputer is interesting in doing more than sparring with Alex Trebek. So it's going into business." Fortune 11:40 AM
  • "IBM, USC use Twitter to pick favorite quarterback in Super Bowl" ZDNet 11:24 AM
  • "Multiplan Sells Sao Paulo Building to Oracle for $95.8 Million" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "AMD CEO battle plan lacks details: analysts" Reuters 9:38 AM
  • "AMD Will Incorporate Others' Technology in Its Chips" [Paid Membership Required] 9:29 AM
  • "AMD looks to ARM itself for low-power tablets" ZDNet UK 11:27 AM
  • "AMD spells out Windows 8 tablet strategy" CNET News 9:48 AM
  • "AMD doubles down on existing Opteron server sockets" The Register 11:13 AM
  • "Intel Fights Self to Prove Whose 'Badass' Crane Is Biggest" Wired Magazine 11:21 AM
  • "Cisco launches enhanced network switches to support rapid move to cloud computing" ZDNet 11:25 AM
  • "Why the House spectrum bill should be ditched: Q&A with Reed Hundt/The former FCC chair outlines his objections to House spectrum auction proposals" Network World 10:48 AM
  • "PHP 5.3.10 fixes critical remote code execution vulnerability: The vulnerability was introduced by the fix for a hash collision denial-of-service flaw" IDG News Service 10:28 AM
  • "Smartphone Sales in 2011 Surpass PCs, Says Canalys" Barron's 11:40 AM
  • "Canalys: Smartphone shipments surpassed PCs in 2011" ZDNet 11:24 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple feels no need to offer lower cost iPhone, says analyst" CNET News 9:46 AM
  • "AAPL: Gardner Offers 'Key Points' of Cook, Oppenheimer Mtg" Barron's 9:31 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple Comfy With High End Smartphones & Other Notes" The Mac Observer 3:28 PM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq at 11-yr high after jobs Report" Reuters 2:18 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Micron CEO's death mutes strong day for techs" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "U.S. stocks cheer surprisingly good jobs data: Nasdaq Composite hits highest level since late 2009" MarketWatch 11:31 AM
  • "Bulls Charge on Wall Street as Traders Cheer Data" FOXBusiness 10:23 AM
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