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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, February 4, 2012


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Tuesday Highlights: Randall Colburn delves into Apple's TV ambitions questioning if the company will finally "figure out the television formula"; probes into iPhone slow-down not letting up as a consumer council in Shanghai demands more information; OpEd at Computerworld asks if the "battery slowdown shenanigans" are a sign Apple is finally paying "a price for keeping secrets"; Bloomberg report of "noxious hazards" in factory of Apple supplier; CIRP's latest data (2-page PDF) notes iOS marketshare improvement in the US, with new iPhones putting a damper on Android's marketshare; Apple's battery replacements seen consuming so much cobalt it would be equivalent to 26% of electric vehicles sold in 2017; Bare Feats adds second Vega GPU to an iMac Pro, benchmarks ahead; The Sweet Setup's photography workflow with an iPad; Bob Cringely discusses his 2017 predictions and offers more for 2018.

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  • "Apple's iPhone Business Alone Is Now Bigger Than All Of Microsoft"  Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Business is Now Larger Than All of Microsoft" Forbes 9:20 AM
  • "Motorola wants 2.25% of Apple's sales in return for license to standard-essential wireless patents"  Foss Patents 8:31 AM
  • "Motorola is suing the official German Apple Stores over three patents in Düsseldorf lawsuits" Foss Patents 8:47 AM
  • "Apple banned in Germany, quickly overturns it" Crave @ CNET 8:42 AM
  • "Apple's week brings new hire, court rulings and iPod spy shots" CNET News 8:32 AM
  • "Week in Apple: post-Macworld|iWorld edition" Ars Technica 3:07 PM
  • "Censored: Apple Content Filtering Needs Work" PCWorld 9:16 AM
  • "Is Apple Going to Sell 40 Million iPhones in China This Year?" AsiaTech 11:30 AM
  • "Apple and Amazon's tablet rivals don't get it" TechRepublic 8:32 AM
  • "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 2/3
  • "Appeals court grants Apple temporary suspension of enforcement of Motorola injunction" Foss Patents 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "Apple to resume full online sales in Germany" Reuters 2/3
  • "Apple overturns Motorola's iPad and iPhone sales bans" BBC 2/3
  • "Apple sales injunction suspended: German iPad/iPhone sales resume" SlashGear 2/3
  • "Apple Overturns German Injunction, Resumes iPhone Sales" The Mac Observer 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "Apple removed products from German online store due to Motorola injunction based on FRAND patent" Foss Patents 2/3
  • "Apple Germany forced to stop online sales of iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G" The Next Web 2/3
  • "Apple On Motorola IP Claims In Germany: 'This Old Pager Patent Is Invalid'" paidContent 2/3
  • "Apple stops selling some devices online in Germany" Reuters 2/3
  • "Apple dealt legal setbacks against Motorola in Germany" CNET News 2/3
  • "iPhones yanked from German shelves in Motorola patent war" The Register 2/3
  • "German Court Rules Against Apple" [Paid Membership Required] 2/3
  • "Motorola wins iCloud injunction; iPhone, iPad pulled from online store" ZDNet 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "Motorola wins German injunction against Apple's iCloud (and MobileMe) push email service and client devices" Foss Patents 2/3
  • "Apple widens patent claims against Samsung" The Australian [Subscription Required for Full Article] 2/3
  • "Apple hits Samsung with 278 patent claims in revised Australian lawsuit" The Next Web 2/3
  • "Apple in China: Should we applaud instead of condemn?"  CIO 2/3
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook donates $100 million to charity" CNET News 2/3
  • "Weekly Wrap: Lion bugs, iBooks Author, Final Cut Pro X" Macworld 3:57 PM
  • "Apple pulls OS X 10.7.3 delta upgrade after crash complaints, redirects to Combo Update" The Verge 2:03 PM
  • "iTunes Match desktop playback bug hits, may clear up" iPodNN 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Releases Snow Leopard Security Update Update to Fix Rosetta Issues" Intego 9:10 AM
  • "Apple answers critics, tweaks iBooks Author EULA" Mac.Blorge 11:31 AM
  • "iBooks Author 1.0.1 EULA: you own the content, we want 30% of .ibooks files" ZDNet 2/3
  • "Apple modifies EULA for iBooks: Lays no claim to content, allows elsewhere distribution" 9 to 5 Mac 2/3
  • "Apple tweaks fine print behind iBooks Author software" CNET News 2/3
  • "iBooks Author 1.01 out with updated EULA" TUAW 2/3
  • "Apple updates Lion, patches 51 bugs in Mac OS X: But some users Report every app crashes after 10.7.3 is installed" Computerworld 2/3
  • "No potty-mouth lyrics for iTunes Match" CNET News 2/3
  • "iTunes Match bug replaces explicit songs with censored, child-friendly versions" VentureBeat 2/3
  • "Apple FileVault cracked in under an hour by forensics biz" The Register 2/3
  • "Security Update 2012-001 Kills Rosetta Apps" TidBITS 2/3
  • "Microsoft releases Communicator for Mac 2011 13.1.3 update" OfficeforMacHelp 2/3
  • "Snow Leopard discussion continues to cover Apple's Security Update 2012-001 fiasco, with people Reporting that last evening's Security Update 2012-001 Version 1.1 update addressed the problem by back-levelling the problematic file to the pre-update level, as people had been doing manually to restore proper operation for Rosetta-dependent applications." MacInTouch 4:42 PM
  • "Fix Rosetta in Mac OS X Snow Leopard After Security Update 2012-001" OS X Daily 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "Bugs & Fixes: When email duplication gets unruly" Macworld 2/3
  • "Time Machine: How to transfer backups from the current backup drive to a new backup drive" Apple Support 2/3
  • "OS X Lion: How to create and deploy a recovery key for FileVault 2" Apple Support 2/3
  • "How to install beta Mac App Store apps and provisioning profiles" iMore 9:09 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Make Hidden Application Dock Icons Transparent" MacTrast 8:59 AM
  • "iBooks Author fashions multimedia books for the iPad" Macworld 2/3
  • "If iBooks Author Is Overkill For Your Simple eBook Project, Try Book Creator For iOS Instead [Review] Cult of Mac 2/3
  • "Silverlight 5.0.61118.0 for OS X" Rixstep 2/3
  • "How to Boot into OS X Lion's Recovery HD Partition" OS X Daily 2/3
  • "Mac Basics: How to set up Time Machine" Macworld 2/3
  • "Installing ScanSnap Not a Snap" TidBITS 2/3
  • "The Last Mac Word Processor You'll Ever Buy Is Free" Mac 360 2/3
  • "Friday Freebie: The Mac Image Editing App With 200 Effects, Filters, Masks, And More" Mac 360 2/3
  • "Turn Any USB Memory Stick Into An Ultra-Secure, Password Protected Filestore [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 2/3
  • "Secure Empty Trash in Mac OS X Lion" OS X Daily 2/3
  • "Mac Tip: Convert Numerical Instances In The Calculator" MacTrast 2/3
  • "10.7: Fixing a stuck application in Mission Control" Mac OS X Hints 2/3
  • "10.7: Auto-copy Photo Stream images to a folder" Mac OS X Hints 2/3
  • "More on Apple and ZFS, speculation on iOS" iMore 3:38 PM
  • "Lion (Mac OS X 10.7): A flea-ridden cat"  Betalogue 8:45 AM
  • "How Apple lulls Mac owners into a false sense of security" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "Bad Apple: iTunes Match censors your music collection. Why?" Computerworld 2/3
Press Releases
  • "Download Firefox 11 Beta For Windows, Mac & Linux" Redmond Pie 9:10 AM
  • "Powerful Mac SWF to MOV Converter Newly Released from Doremisoft" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "24U Software releases FM Bench" prMac 9:00 AM
  • "e-on Software releases LumenRT 2: focus on architects" Architosh 2/3
  • "RAGE: Campaign Edition Blasts Its Way Into The Mac App Store – Download Now" Redmond Pie 2/3
  • "Color Correction for FCP X / Motion / AE" Nattress 2/3
  • "SecureMac Releases PrivacyScan in App Store for Mac OS X" prMac 2/3
  • "Karelia Software Releases Sandvox 2.5" prMac 2/3
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "AT&T Starts Throttling Unlimited Data Users after 2GB of Monthly Usage" MacRumors 4:25 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone outstrips Samsung but not in UK: Almost one in four of the 149 million smartphones shipped during the final three months of 2011 was an iPhone, a new Report reveals." The Scotsman 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Pulls Several Misleading Applications From the App Store" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "iOS developer 'reluctantly' admits to building Internet tethering easter egg into 'iRandomizer Numbers' app" It's All Tech 8:57 AM
  • "First Nigerian 'Steve Job' Spam" TidBITS 12:02 PM
  • "Apple the target of playwright's ire over Chinese worker abuse: World's top tech firm brought to book by minor monologuist over working conditions in factories that make its gadgets" The Guardian 11:33 AM
  • "Cops track iThieves: Crafty police officers used their own iPhones to hunt down two smartphone thieves in separate incidents this week, cops said." New York Post 8:46 AM
  • "Rock band KISS to launch new Angry Birds game" T3 2:10 PM
  • "First: Apple's rank in mobile phone profitability and revenues" asymco 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "Apple's market share rises, but Android still on top" CNET News 2/3
  • "Apple iPad beats Amazon Kindle Fire in satisfaction survey" Register Hardware 2/3
  • "comScore Reports December 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market – iPhone In 4th And Gaining" MacPrices 2/3
  • "Labor Activist: Apple Best at Auditing Factories, Still Not Doing Enough" LAPTOP Magazine 2/3
  • "iPhone 4S sales resume online in China with shipments by March 2" AppleInsider 2/3
  • "College launches course devotde to iPhone photography" BBC 2/3
  • "Tablet History: 14 Devices That Laid the Groundwork for the iPad" [Slideshow] Mashable 2/3
  • "Former Apple product manager recounts how Jobs motivated first iPhone team" AppleInsider 2/3
  • "Want A $65 iPad 2? Check Your Local Goodwill [Image] Cult of Mac 2/3
Non-Apple News
  • "Android takes 50% market share, as smart phones out-ship PCs" Crave @ CNET 8:42 AM
  • "Ericsson, Qualcomm demo 4G-to-3G voice handover" ZDNet UK 2/3
  • "AOL to transform Huffington Post into an Internet TV network" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2/3
  • "HTC patches Wi-Fi vulnerability in its smartphones" V3 2/3
  • "Boffins crack superconducting graphene's melting mystery" The Register 2/3
  • "Samsung Galaxy S II Plus pic spotted" TG Daily 2/3
  • "The Megaupload saga continues (infographic)" ZDNet 2/3
  • "Group seeks to save data on Megaupload servers" Reuters 2/3
  • "Symantec Warns of Android Trojans That Mutate With Every Download" IDG News Service 2/3
  • "More Details Emerge on the Fully Open 'Spark' Tablet" PCWorld 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "RIMM: Jefferies Says Sell on BB10 Strategy; Wells Looks Forward to PlayBook 2.0" Barron's 2/3
  • "NetSuite shares jump on strong outlook: Analyst cites strong demand for on-demand business software" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "Panasonic Forecasts Record Loss on Thailand Floods, Charges" Bloomberg 2/3
  • "Google Wallet app surfaces on unlocked Galaxy Nexus" CNET 2/3
  • "Google finally scans malware-ridden Android Market: The Bouncer service analyzes apps in Android Market for known malware, spyware, and Trojans" InfoWorld 2/3
  • "Google reveals Android malware 'Bouncer,' scans all apps: Claims 40% reduction in malicious app downloads in second half of 2011" Computerworld 2/3
  • "iPhone & iPad Live 278: Macworld 2012, iPad 3, iPhone 5" iMore 9:09 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 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "Final Cut Pro X Update, Buying iMac/MacBook Air, Facebook, + More! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 2/3
  • "Apple TV gets into Video discovery, adds movie and TV show Genius Recommendations" Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III to have Liquipel coating? [Exclusive] Today's iPhone 8:23 AM
  • "Apple CEO hints at no ARM-based MacBook Air as iPad to 'soon satisfy' that niche" AppleInsider 2/3
  • "Apple ads Genius movie, TV recommendations to Apple TV" AppleInsider 2/3
  • "Apple to launch iPad 3 in March - Report" PCWorld 2/3
  • "Get Ready for the Apple ... Treadmill?" Mashable 2/3
  • "Apple Releases Update For iBooks 2" AppleBitch 2/3
  • "Apple Refurbs a Great Deal, iOSificiation a Fundamental Shift for Apple, and More" Low End Mac 2/3
  • "Time to End 13" MacBook Pro?, Refurb MacBook Air from $699, Enable TRIM in OS X, and More" Low End Mac 2/3
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Trial Xtreme 2 HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99) And Also Free For iPhone (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "Planet Buster For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "Battle 3D: Robots Sky For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:00 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3:58 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 3:58 PM
  • "Robokill -Rescue Titan Prime For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 2/3
  • "Happy Hogs For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/3
  • "Kiwi Brown For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/3
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 16 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 2/3
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 2/3
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/3
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/3
  • "Mac desktop lowest price special from MacMall: New Minis start at $551, iMacs at $1086" 9 to 5 Mac 2/3
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2/3
  • "Save up to 20% on StuffIt Deluxe, Anime Studio, Aquazone and more" FairerPlatform 2/3

  • "'Inside Apple' Will Challenge Your View Of The World's Most Valuable Tech Company [Review] Cult of Mac 11:30 AM
  • "Video Review: id America SmartFold for the iPad 2" Run Around Tech 9:10 AM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and July, 2011, 13 Inch MacBook Air 1.7GHz" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 2/3
  • "USB 3.0 Roundup #2: Desktop (3.5 inch) Enclosures" Bare Feats 2/3
  • "iOstand for iPad and Android tablets has a magnetic personality" CNET Reviews 2/3
  • "The Aegis Netdock Is A Near-Perfect MacBook Air Companion" MacNews 2/3
  • "Marshall Bergman Tahlia Clutch Bag" Macworld 2/3
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iMovie vs Avid Studio: iPad Video editing app shootout" iMore 2:02 PM
  • "Hands on with AnyPlay: Live Comcast Video on your iPad" TUAW 3:07 PM
  • "Need a free day counter? Try D-Day for iOS" GigaOM 3:59 PM
  • "Chopsticks is a Nonlinear Read with Peerless Design — iPad App Review" PadGadget 3:06 PM
  • "Review: GraviMaze – An Addicting And Challenging Gravity Puzzler" MacTrast 7:28 PM
  • "Avid Packs a Prosumer Video Editor Into an iPad" MacNewsWorld 2/3
  • "Showyou for iPad: The Most Productive Way to Watch Videos [Review] Stepcase Lifehack 2/3
  • "Numberlys and The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore for iOS: Interactivity, distinctive visuals set apart apps from Moonbot Studios" Macworld 2/3
  • "Winter survival app helps ditched drivers" MSNBC 2/3
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Zombie: The Rescue" AppleTell 2/3
  • "'Monster Wars' Review – Legendary Wars, Remixed" Touch Arcade 2/3
  • "'Tweet Land' Review - A Great Idea, but Flawed Gameplay" Touch Arcade 2/3
  • "OkCupid Review: OkCupid is the official app for accessing the popular free dating service." 148Apps 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review/Use 'Ghost Tricks' to possess objects and solve a murder." 148Apps 2/3
  • "How to charge your iPad faster – with the white plug or your Windows PC!" iTWire 9:07 PM
  • "iPad Tip: 'phantom' keys in the middle of the split keyboard" The Verge 9:19 AM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Can I boot from a RAM disk?" TUAW 2/3
  • "Why Apple's A5 is so big--and iPhone 4 won't get Siri" CNET News 3:57 PM
  • "Apple's Corporate Imitators are Borrowing, Not Stealing" Cult of Mac 3:22 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Email to Google: Stop Recruiting Apple Employees" V3 3:08 PM
  • "Former Apple employee recounts how Jobs motivated iPhone team" TUAW 3:08 PM
  • "Apple's Version of 'The Clone Wars'" PadGadget 3:07 PM
  • "ARM-Based MacBook Air Unlikely Based on Analyst Talk with Tim Cook" MacRumors 9:08 PM
  • "iPad-like MacBook Air now unlikely? Was it even necessary?" CNET News 2:10 PM
  • "Can Apple Save Education? [InfoGraphic] iClarified 2:10 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Patent Wars & Microsoft, Buyer of iPads" The Mac Observer 1:59 PM
  • "Business Insider's Kovach: Everything Apple must change before I buy an iPhone 5: What's annoying is a writer criticizing something he does not understand" MacDailyNews 10:21 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Who to blame?" Macworld 9:36 AM
  • "What I Want From The Next iPad" Redmond Pie 9:10 AM
  • "Can Apple keep up against fake copycat app developers?" DigitalTrends 9:09 AM
  • "This New Study Claims iOS Applications Crash More Often Than Android Applications" App Advice 8:47 AM
  • "This Data Shows Why Samsung's Apple-Bashing Isn't Working"  Business Insider 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "Editorial: In Love With A Vision Of An iPhone" AppleBitch 2/3
  • "Accidental espionage: how iMessage conversations end up in the wrong handsets" The Verge 2/3
  • "Apple Censors Science Magazine's Article About Penises" Gizmodo 2/3
  • "iPad 3: The Story So Far" MacTrast 2/3
  • "iPad 3: Everything We Think We Know" Gizmodo 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "Heavenly Steve Jobs ad spawns hellish flame war" Fortune 2/3
  • "IBM: The biggest Apple deployment outside Apple" FairerPlatform 2/3
  • "The Macalope Daily: Consistency" Macworld [Insider Content] 2/3
  • "Apple, China, and Doing The Right Thing" MacStories 2/3
  • "The sweatshop price of Apple's huge success: Meeting demand in U.S. creates work woes in China" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "Apple's supply chain problem: Tech giant's supply chain will likely undergo changes" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "You bet Apple could build the iPhone here"  The Nation 2/3
  • "The Tablet is the Ultimate Mobile Personal Computer"  Tech.pinions 2/3
  • "Former Apple exec Bob Borchers talks Apple marketing, packaging, and his time at Apple" 9 to 5 Mac 2/3
  • "Is Apple Truly 'Agile'?" Forbes 2/3
  • "Do iOS Apps Crash More Than Android Apps? A Data Dive" Forbes 2/3
  • "How Apple Can Revolutionize Television: An intelligent assistant would be the ideal way to deal with remote-control overload."  Technology Review 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "Apple Pulls All 3G Devices Except iPhone 4S from German Online Store Following Motorola Patent Win" MacRumors 2/3
  • "Apple Stops Online Sales Of iPad 2 3G And iPhone 4 In Germany" AppleBitch 2/3
  • "Tech News: It's All A Joke/IT leaders are funny--even when they don't mean to be." InformationWeek 2/3
  • "It's Browser Version Madness!" BYTE 2/3
  • "How chips, PCs, services companies are faring: A look at how selected chip-makers, computer manufacturers and services providers are faring" Associated Press 2/3
  • "Clever on-off switch for graphene. Transistors next?" ZDNet UK 2/3
  • "Silicon Valley's dirty little secret: The 'Startup Boom' is a disguised jobs fair for big corporations" ZDNet 2/3
  • "Vizio's CinemaWide 58-inch 3D HDTV priced at $3,499, but who's buying?" ZDNet 2/3
  • "Why Are We Only Finding Out About the VeriSign Security Breach Now?" Techland 2/3
  • "Android isn't as fragmented as you think" PCWorld 2/3
  • "The Curse of 'Don't Be Evil': Google is definitely evil! Or is it? The critics weigh in." Technologizer 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You" Forbes 2/3
  • "Motherboard prices to hike by 10% at end of 1Q12" DigiTimes 2/3
  • "9 Security Technologies For Super Bowl And Beyond" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 2/3
  • "Reports of pops, peeling on Samsung plasmas explored (update)" CNET Reviews 2/3
  • "Analysis: A sobering look at Facebook" Reuters 2/3
  • "Why Cisco And Microsoft Are No Longer Technology Companies" Seeking Alpha 2/3
  • "U.S. Is a Puzzle for Sony Chief: Incoming CEO Kazuo Hirai Will Need to Tread Carefully With Music, Movies" [Paid Membership Required] 2/3
  • "Why Desktop Apps Would Be Bad News for Windows 8 Tablets" Wired 2/3
  • "This isn't 'just another' Siri parody, it actually has amazing special effects [Video] The Next Web 3:20 PM
  • "The Latest OS Upgrade Hosed My Computer!" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 2/3
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "College offers course in iPhone photography" ZDNet 6:06 PM
  • "An iPad with Transformer-like keyboard dock? I'm down with that" ZDNet 4:47 PM
  • "Madden 12 for iOS on sale before Super Bowl XLVI" AppleTell 3:22 PM
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: iLove" Macworld 2:03 PM
  • "The Joy of Cooking - iHomeEducator announces iPlanMeals" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "Professional Wedding Planning with My Wedding Organizer" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "Global Feed for the iPhone launched by Sovereign Dynamics" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "Ball Turret Gunner 1.0 for iOS released - World War II Action Game" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "Crossword Game For Kids - iOS Game where Kids Learn New Words Faster" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "Dropbox offering 5 GB of free storage space for testing new photo and Video upload feature" It's All Tech 8:57 AM
  • "Shrink Siri's Interface Window With TinyAssistant" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "Xappr Gun for iPhone is Now Available to Pre-Order" iClarified 8:56 AM
  • "Another Tethering App Hits iOS App Store" AppleBitch 8:08 AM
  • "MacWorld 2012: Seagate Greatly Expands Storage For Your iPad And Mac" Apple'n'Apps 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "Start Improving Eating Habits Today with MealGuru!" PRWeb 2/3
  • "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 2/3
  • "New Apple iOS Game for the iPhone and iPad, Game Fury Balls: Worlds of Chaos is Released by Curvature Studios" PRWeb 2/3
  • "Millicorp Announces the Release of MilliTalk 2.0 Their Evolutionary Calling App for Increasing Call Functionality for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches" PRWeb 2/3
  • "Namba Gear Ships Kucha iPad Messenger Bag" PRWeb 2/3
  • "AnyMP4 Releases iPhone Ringtone Maker - Get Personalized iPhone Ringtones" PRNewswire 2/3
  • "4 New iPhone Apps for 2012" TheStreet 2/3
  • "Original Soundtrack of number-one App Store game released for free: The official album contains 13 original tracks." Prank 2/3
  • "Scosche Releases flipCHARGE Burst & Rogue iPhone/iPod Backup Batteries" Run Around Tech 2/3
  • "Cool apps for watching Super Bowl: There's even an app that wakes you up if you doze off during the action" UTSanDiego 2/3
  • "Super Bowl XLVI Releases Free App for iPhone, Android" PC Magazine 2/3
  • "Become America's 1st Social President with VoteMe for iOS" prMac 2/3
  • "iOS strategy racing game Dash Race 3.5 out now with lots of new features" prMac 2/3
  • "Personalize Your iPhone Ringtones, Text Tones and Alert Tones" prMac 2/3
  • "Super Swap! - Popular Puzzle Game Now Free For iPhone and iPad" prMac 2/3
  • "SimpleSort Counting: A Preschool app that teaches early math skills" prMac 2/3
  • "Besserwisser - An original multiplayer quiz game" prMac 2/3
  • "Fragmented HD 1.0 for iPad - The Easiest Way To Share Your Photos" prMac 2/3
  • "Fish Frizzle for iOS" prMac 2/3
  • "Reality Premedia Services releases Alluring Ajanta App for iOS devices" prMac 2/3
  • "FaceDeFace - Are You Fit Or Ugly? Ask Your iPhone" prMac 2/3
  • "VoteMe app serves as a platform for your 2012 presidential campaign" prMac 2/3
  • "Ring in the Chinese New Year with a New, Fun Maze Game" prMac 2/3
  • "CarbonLook for iPad 2 (Black)" USBfever 2/3
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Windows 8 Unification Plan: Grand, But Risky/Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 appear to look very much alike. That's great news for users, but can Redmond pull off one OS across desktops, mobile and more?" InformationWeek 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's head of Windows Phone developer experience, Brandon Watson, leaves for Amazon" The Verge 9:10 AM
  • "Stepto leaving Microsoft: One last reading from the Xbox Live Book of Enforcement" GeekWire 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft teases Windows 8 'Consumer Preview' with Bing betta fish site" The Verge 11:30 AM
  • "Where now for Microsoft and Windows Phone?" Forbes 9:36 AM
  • "IBM chief will lead postgraduate training review" Telegraph 3:06 PM
  • "H-P to Put Proxy-Access Proposal to Vote: In a major victory for activists, Hewlett-Packard Co. agreed to a step that could give investors more power to oust its board members." [Paid Membership Required] 8:43 AM
  • "Cisco Systems: Dividend Dynamo or the Next Blowup?" The Motley Fool 4:24 PM
  • "Cisco's Rebecca Jacoby -- Superstar CIO" Forbes 2:09 PM
  • "AMD's move could pave the way for ARM in future chips: AMD's CTO said the company will employ other chip architectures if they meet the needs of its customers" IDG News Service 8:35 AM
  • "AMD won't rule out ARM in the future, wants modular design" Electronista 6:06 PM
  • "EU urges Google to delay start of new privacy policy" Associated Press 8:36 AM
  • "Micron Appoints Mark Durcan to CEO Role After Appleton's Death" Bloomberg 6:05 PM
  • "Micron appoints Durcan CEO after Appleton's death" Reuters 8:50 PM
  • "CEO of chip maker Micron dies in plane crash" New York Post 8:46 AM
  • "Global 4Q11 NAND flash market registers 8.6% decline, says DRAMeXchange" DigiTimes 8:50 AM
  • "Hackers claim to have hit Swedish gov't site" CBS News 8:57 AM
  • "Google Chrome loses market share for the first time in two years" It's All Tech 8:57 AM
  • "Google testing mystery device, may be testing 802.11ac" Electronista 8:56 AM
  • "Outside the boy box: Women are embracing – and rethinking – Video games" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:52 AM
  • "At Long Last, Facebook: Facebook's shares could get a pop at the IPO, but as Google's experience shows, it's hard to maintain investor excitement over time, even with strong growth." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:43 AM
  • "Hacker Group Anonymous Intercepted U.S. Call Over Investigation" Bloomberg 8:35 AM
  • "How to Scrub Email Out of a Windows Computer" Computerworld 8:52 AM
  • "Google's Android Market 'Bouncer' - Does it offer enough protection?" ZDNet 9:09 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple feels no need to offer lower cost iPhone, says analyst" CNET News 2/3
  • "AAPL: Gardner Offers 'Key Points' of Cook, Oppenheimer Mtg" Barron's 2/3
  • "Analyst: Apple Comfy With High End Smartphones & Other Notes" The Mac Observer 2/3
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia investors watching for China price data/ Asian investors will be waiting for Chinese consumer price data in the week ahead to gauge the likelihood of more monetary policy easing from Beijing." MarketWatch 9:23 PM
  • "Nasdaq at 11-yr high after jobs Report" Reuters 2/3
  • "Tech Stocks: Micron CEO's death mutes strong day for techs" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "U.S. stocks cheer surprisingly good jobs data: Nasdaq Composite hits highest level since late 2009" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "Bulls Charge on Wall Street as Traders Cheer Data" FOXBusiness 2/3
  • "Dow at 4-year high, Nasdaq hits 11-year high" CNNMoney 2/3
  • "S&P 500 Extends Best Start to Year Since 1987 Amid Jobs Data" Bloomberg 2/3
  • "U.S. Stocks Jump on Upbeat Reports" [Paid Membership Required] 2/3
  • "Stocks: Investors cheer jobs report" CNNMoney 2/3
  • "Mexican stocks up as U.S. jobs data brighten" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "Most Asian Stocks Drop as Europe Crisis, U.S. Drag on Earnings" Bloomberg 2/3
  • "European Stocks Climb" [Paid Membership Required] 2/3
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks rise after upbeat U.S. jobs data/Greek stocks tumble amid reports Papademos threatening to quit" MarketWatch 2/3
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 10:25 AM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 10:26 AM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/3

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