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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, February 6, 2012
 

 

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Thursday Highlights: Ed Bott takes an in-depth look at the numbers which explain Apple success in the "premium ultramobiles" market; HealthKit may be the next big thing from Apple, but as Gordon Kelly at Forbes points out, some doctors express concern in how accurate it will be; Apple denied request to recover attorney fees in battle against Samsung; according to new documents uncovered by analyst, Apple is requesting expedited approval to begin sapphire production; Intuit releases a new version of Quicken for Mac, but still not on par with Windows version; MacIssues explains how to check your MacBook for battery-draining apps; tutorial on using filters from Motion 5 without having to leave Final Cut Pro; Walmart promotion sells iPhone 5c for 79 cents, iPhone 5s for $79; another schematic for iPhone 6 seems to confirm 128GB model; iPad Air to get 2GB of RAM; Apple applies for patent to help iPhone user find car, reversible USB patent among others in our Hardware/Software section.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple in early discussions to open stores inside of Sam's Club locations"  9 to 5 Mac 8:07 PM
  • "iPhone soaks up 75 percent of all mobile phone profits: Apple may not be the world's leading mobile phone maker but its cut of both profits and sales puts it firmly at the top."  CNET News 9:20 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone: Sliver of the Market, Lion's Share of the Profits" Forbes 12:24 PM
  • "Apple snares top smartphone sales spot: iPhone beats Samsung's multiple models in 4Q 2011, say research firms" Computerworld 2:22 PM
  • "Secretive Apple keeps Wall Street guessing: Company underestimates own profit forecasts and keeps iron grip on employees to guard information" Reuters 9:24 AM
  • "How Apple cuts costs in building its gadgets" CNN 7:54 PM
  • "Apple manufacturing plant workers complain of long hours, militant culture"  CNN 9:11 AM
  • "Apple moves again to protect its iBrand over driPhone case trademark" The Next Web 9:48 AM
  • "Apple wins suspension of Motorola ban on iPad and iPhone sales" ComputerWeekly 9:23 AM
  • "Apple's Macroscalar Architecture: Will it Take iOS to the Next Level?"  Patently Apple 9:36 AM
  • "Motorola Seeks Slice of iPhone, iPad Sales: Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. asked Apple Inc. to pay a potential royalty of 2.25% of sales for some iPhones and iPads last year, representing possibly billions of dollars in licensing fees." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 PM
  • "Apple accused of patent infringement" ChinaDaily 9:26 AM
  • "Apple fined in Xicheng: Apple may face a 2.4 billion yuan fine for selling iPads in Xicheng district, the Beijing Evening News Reported." Global Times 9:27 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple pulls Mac OS X Lion and Snow Leopard updates" The Inquirer 12:02 PM
  • "Apple releases Snow Leopard Rosetta fix security update 2012-001 v1.1" AppleTell 9:42 AM
  • "Apple tells authors: All your iBook files are belong to us" The Register 9:24 AM
  • "Apple offers tweaked OS X 10.7.3, Snow Leopard security updates" FairerPlatform 9:14 AM
  • "Apple Adds High-DPI Versions of Pointers in OS X 10.7.3" MacRumors 8:23 PM
  • "Tiny Resolution Changes In OS X 10.7.3 May Signify Bigger Things" AppleBitch 9:28 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Skip Tunes is an elegant, graphical alternative for skipping between music tracks" The Next Web 8:25 PM
  • "The Best Keyboard Remapper for Mac OS X" Lifehacker 9:30 PM
  • "Introducing Bookle, an EPUB Reader for Mac OS X" TidBITS 3:01 PM
  • "MokaFive offers Mac in minutes" ZDNet 12:04 PM
  • "Time Machine's Hidden Local Backup!" MacNews Blog 9:08 AM
  • "How To Replace Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac With Apple's iWork" Mac 360 9:05 AM
  • "Switch Background Styles of Launchpad in OS X 10.7.3" OS X Daily 9:34 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Quick Dictionary Meanings When Typing" MacTrast 9:30 AM
Op/Ed
  • "I installed v1.1 of the security update on top of a 10.6.8 system that had the original version of the update installed and had problems because of it. Superficial result is that Rosetta-dependent programs seem ok now, including printing in Quicken 2007. Haven't tested it extensively though." MacInTouch 12:17 PM
  • "'Anyone else having trouble getting Mail's search in Lion to work correctly? For me it's not finding subjects and only some people, maybe those who are in my Address Book, but I'm not sure.'" MacInTouch 12:16 PM
Press Releases
  • "Bookle brings ePub reading to the Mac" Macworld 8:23 PM
  • "Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.1" TidBITS 7:51 PM
  • "Tropical Software releases TopXNotes 1.7.2" prMac 9:28 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Davis Names Top-25 Companies with Most Brand Capital in 2011: Top-performing Brand Capital Managers Best S&P 500 in 2011; Apple Takes #1 Spot on List Dominated by Tech Leaders; Toyota Reappears at #20 After Precipitous Fall" Business Wire 7:56 PM
  • "Apple knocks IBM off top of Davis brands list" CNET News 7:56 PM
  • "NPD: iPhone dominated in Q4, Android popularity grows among first-time buyers" BGR 9:24 AM
  • "iPhone 4S Ranks #1 In Q4, But More First-Time Buyers Choose Android" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
  • "Apple iPhone Tops in U.S., Global Smartphones for Q4" The Mac Observer 9:30 PM
  • "Smartphone Sales Overtake Client PCs in 2011, iOS on the rise" MacPrices 9:13 AM
  • "iPhone iOS Apps Crash More than Android: Report" eWeek 12:24 PM
  • "iMessage bug, Google hires Apple worker, switching between the iPhone 4S and Android" iPhone Buzz 9:25 AM
  • "Halliburton to ditch BlackBerrys in corporate transition to Apple's iOS platform" AppleInsider 3:40 PM
  • "Samsung Tweaks Apple, Takes Galaxy Note Orders" PCWorld 2:33 PM
  • "Google moves to match Apple iPhone with Android" Computerworld 9:09 AM
  • "China Telecom iPhone 4S Calling Plans Leaked" M.I.C. Gadget 2:55 PM
  • "iPhone 4 incapable of handling Siri, says chip chap: Cough up for 4$ or somehow stagger on without blabberware" The Register 12:05 PM
  • "Apple vs Amazon in ereader format smackdown: iBooks enlists kiddies on the EPUB3 front" The Register 12:05 PM
  • "Android's original standard bearer -- HTC -- falls from grace" Fortune 9:25 AM
  • "HTC cites competition from Apple's iPhone as profits drop 26%" AppleInsider 9:25 AM
  • "HTC Admits Apple Was Right, LTE Android Phones Are A Total Joke" Cult of Mac 3:31 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Honeywell Files Patent Lawsuit Against Smart Thermostat Developer Nest" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
  • "Virgin Media beats 100Mbps schedule, hikes prices" ZDNet UK 11:54 AM
  • "Satellite phone encryption cracked by German researchers: Hacks GMR-1 and GMR-2 from DSP firmware" Techworld 11:29 AM
  • "White Galaxy Nexus Gets An Official Launch Date" TechCrunch 11:27 AM
  • "Latest Samsung Galaxy S III Rumors: Ultrathin Design, May Release Date" Techland 11:40 AM
  • "Skyrim Creation Kit Coming To PC" PCWorld 11:09 AM
  • "Micron grabs almost-retired COO for chief" The Register 11:38 AM
  • "Amazon Reportedly Plans To Open Retail Store In Seattle" Forbes 10:42 AM
  • "Swany's g.cell gloves keep skiers' calls in hand" Denver Post 10:36 AM
  • "Symantec releases faster next-gen NetBackup, Backup Exec software" Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Twitter snaps up Google Asia exec" The Register 11:38 AM
  • "Google 'ready to lay fiber' in Kansas City: Company still sets no date for when network will be running" Network World 11:12 AM
  • "Google piques curiosity with Solve for X website, video" Network World 11:11 AM
  • "Japan Electronics Makers Warn of $17 Billion Loss as Samsung Tightens Grip" Bloomberg 10:04 AM
  • "A New Net: A startup called Nicira is launching a product today with the audacious goal of making all Internet services smarter, faster, and cheaper." Technology Review 11:27 AM
  • "Nicira OpenFlow: Networking's Next Big Thing? $40-million startup emerges with OpenFlow platform for virtualizating the network as effectively as servers." InformationWeek 9:57 AM
  • "HTC Aims to Improve on Its Past Smartphones With Better 4G Products This Year" IDG News Service 11:09 AM
  • "Yahoo Starts Making Wish List, as Asian Deal Huffs to Finish Line and Board Changes Readied" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "Fast Phones, Dead Batteries" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
  • "The Tester: Sony's secret reality TV hit" GigaOM 9:30 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 379: Trackpads, RAM Upgrades, AirPort Utility & More!" The Mac Observer 4:47 PM
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #24: Spidey Sense/We talk about Apple's fourth quarter, Horace's trip to California and his visit to The Colbert Report. It's all leading up to a fusion of entertainment and technology to create something never seen before. Something wonderful." asymco 11:03 AM
  • "Video: Mac Roundtable Live at Macworld | iWorld 2012" The Mac Observer 10:30 AM
  • "Preview: Autodesk talks to Architosh about Inventor Fusion" Architosh 9:39 AM
  • "iOS apps to play with your friends, even if you don't know them. Also, is AT&T throttling your data usage?" The MT Show 9:10 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple May Introduce Television Called ITV, Jefferies Says" Bloomberg 2:16 PM
  • "Best Buy leaks possible Apple iTV details; 42-inch display, $1,499 price tag" BGR 12:02 PM
  • "Apple HDTV to cost $1,499?" CNET News 12:19 PM
  • "Apple TV shows up in Best Buy survey" Crave @ CNET 9:21 AM
  • "Apple HDTV Showcased in Curious Survey" Minyanville 12:14 PM
  • "Apple to sell 60m iPads in 2012 - analyst: But Jeffries' Peter Misek reduces overall tablet market projections" Macworld UK 2:33 PM
  • "Noise-reduction technology built into Apple's A5 processor" ZDNet 12:04 PM
  • "Apple could redesign iPad to offer users MacBook Air hybrid" V3 12:05 PM
  • "Apple Confirms AirPort Utility 6 Manages Only 'n' AirPort Devices" The Mac Observer 4:47 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Aurum Blade For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:15 AM
  • "Galaxy on Fire 2 HD For iPhone and iPad Is $4.99 Right Now (Previously $9.99)" Apple Sliced 9:15 AM
  • "Word Tumble For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:15 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 6 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 9:10 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:10 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:10 AM
  • "Refurbished iMacs from $929, free shipping" FairerPlatform 9:16 AM
  • "iPad Buyer's Guide -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 11:59 AM
  • "Apple Time Capsule Buyer's Guide -Best Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 11:59 AM
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 11:59 AM
  • "Best Selling iPod Accessories -From $1 To $79 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 11:59 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The iPad at work, Day 1: Getting it all set up" Macworld 8:23 PM
  • "Hands on with Intel's new Cherryville 520 SSD" Computerworld 2:34 PM
  • "Intel SSD 520 Series Solid State Drive Review" HotHardware 11:04 AM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and October, 2011, 15 Inch Macbook Pro 2.4GHz" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 1:55 PM
  • "Philips SoundSphere review: Enjoy the music of the spheres with this powerful speaker dock" Macworld UK 9:39 AM
  • "Audeo Perfect Fit review: A comfortable set of earphones, but are they worth the price?" Macworld UK 9:39 AM
  • "Review: BodyGuardz MyKase for the iPhone 4/4S" iSource 9:32 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple iBooks 2 hands on review" V3 9:23 AM
  • "Evi – Can It Be An Alternative To Siri On Older iPhones?" Apple'n'Apps 2:21 PM
  • "Nag: Timer Alarm Review/Alarms and timers help keep you on task" Macworld 9:31 AM
  • "iPad, Take A Note: PaperPort Notes Adds Speech Recognition" BYTE 9:47 AM
  • "Game Your Video for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch review" AppleTell 9:42 AM
  • "Learn About Eighth Notes With GarageBand Music Theory" Wired 12:05 PM
  • "Dinosaurs Roar to Life on the iPad with Stephen Fry" The Mac Observer 3:41 PM
  • "'Inside the World of Dinosaurs' Feeds the Dino Lover in All of Us" MacNewsWorld 9:30 AM
  • "Inside the World of Dinosaurs has Everything you've ever Wanted to Know about Dinosaurs, and more" PadGadget 9:34 AM
  • "iPhone App Video Review: Reckless Racing 2" Appolicious 3:39 PM
  • "'Gorilla Gondola' Review - It's King Kong on a Bouncy Gondola" Touch Arcade 9:44 AM
  • "'Spice Invaders' Review – Thar Be Freemium In Me Tower Defense" Touch Arcade 9:44 AM
  • "'The Hacker' Review - Shall We Play a Game?" Touch Arcade 9:43 AM
  • "One Epic Game Review: A perpetual motion platformer that is unique and funny. No, really." 148Apps 9:47 AM
  • "Blot Review: Guide Blot across a sketchbook, avoiding giant pencils and thumbtacks!" 148Apps 9:47 AM
Tips
  • "From the Tips Box: Siri Pronunciation, Facebook Likes, and Speaker Cables" Lifehacker 8:22 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Raise iPhone 4S To Ear To Dictate" iSource 8:22 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Why does Siri read smilies as colons?" TUAW 2:15 PM
  • "iPad power user tips for writers" ZDNet 12:04 PM
  • "Warning: WD-40 will not fix your Home button, may damage your iPhone or iPad" iMore 12:03 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "15 Years Ago Motorola Unveiled the PowerPC G3" Low End Mac 9:28 PM
  • "How Google Can Kick Siri's Rear With 'Majel'" Redmond Pie 8:24 PM
  • "Bill Maher Piles On the Foxconn Shame-Fest" Gizmodo 8:22 PM
  • "Apple TV for $1,499? Would you buy it?" CNET News 3:40 PM
  • "You're the Pundit: iPad 3" TUAW 3:07 PM
  • "7 signs that Android is faltering as iOS strengthens" GigaOM 2:55 PM
  • "When Will The Post-PC Era Arrive? It Just Did." TechCrunch 2:55 PM
  • "Apple Moves to Block New Zealand 'driPhone' Trademark" The Mac Observer 2:52 PM
  • "Don't Kill Caps Lock, Learning to Love the iOS Keyboard, and an Adaptive iPad Keyboard" Low End Mac 2:34 PM
  • "Microsoft's $21B in quarterly revenue is nice, but it's no iPhone" TUAW 2:34 PM
  • "For watching the Super Bowl, my TV beat my iPad" CNET News 2:34 PM
  • "MacBook Air: The ultra Ultrabook and business Windows, too" ZDNet 2:33 PM
  • "Siri may be iPhone 4S-only because of noise reduction tech" TUAW 3:40 PM
  • "Another reason why Apple may be limiting Siri to iPhone 4S" Ars Technica 2:22 PM
  • "iPad 3 Expected to be Game Changer" PadGadget 8:24 PM
  • "The iPad 3 And iPhone 5 May Feature Secret 'Macroscalar' Architecture. Here's What It Means." Cult of Mac 2:18 PM
  • "CNN's Ashleigh Banfield: Would Steve Jobs Have Allowed Apple Sweatshops To Go On? 'Did He Not Care?'" Mediaite 2:15 PM
  • "Is Apple 'Agile'? Part 2: The Critics Weigh In" Forbes 11:04 AM
  • "'Psycho Siri': Scariest Siri parody yet?" CNET News 10:31 AM
  • "One Way Apple Makes Sure It Gets Favorable Reviews From David Pogue" Business Insider 9:47 AM
  • "iPad invasion of the Super Bowl" ZDNet 9:47 AM
  • "The iPad at work: Can it get the job done?" Macworld 9:39 AM
  • "Tim Cook hints at no ARM-based processor for future generations of MacBook Air" O'Grady's PowerPage 9:38 AM
  • "Why Didn't Apple Advertise During the Super Bowl?" Mashable 9:37 AM
  • "Apple Sued, May Face Fine for Selling iPads in China" iSmashPhone 9:35 AM
  • "Samsung Super Bowl ad mocks Apple iPhone users" iPodDailyNews 9:33 AM
  • "Another Theory on Why Siri is Limited to the iPhone 4S" iDownload Blog 9:32 AM
  • "Samsung's $10 million Super Bowl ad" The Loop 10:31 AM
  • "'If You See A Stylus, They Blew It.'" Macenstein 9:31 AM
  • "Apple's Walled Garden: Sledgehammer Needed/Friday's revelation of an iOS app with a 'hidden' tethering capability shows that walled garden restrictions don't necessarily keep us safer. They do create a monopoly and planned obsolescence. It's time to break down those walls."  InformationWeek 9:24 AM
  • "Why Siri Will Never Officially Appear on the iPhone 4" Gizmodo 9:23 AM
  • "Should Apple heed Chrysler's, GE's Super Bowl make-it-here message?" CNET News 9:20 AM
  • "Why Tablets are Important to eCommerce"  Tech.pinions 9:12 AM
  • "No Siri On iPhone 4; What About iPad?" AppleBitch 9:10 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Can Amazon replicate Apple's brick-and-mortar success?" CNET News 9:29 PM
  • "Should HTC blow up Sense?" CNET News 12:13 PM
  • "Over 3 Years Later, 'Deleted' Facebook Photos Are Still Online" Ars Technica 11:48 AM
  • "'Unlimited' data has limits at AT&T" USA Today 11:41 AM
  • "Why Technology and Innovation Are Critical to America's Future" Techland 11:40 AM
  • "Samsung Series 7 Chonos 15.6in Core i7 notebook: NOT a MacBook clone" Register Hardware 11:35 AM
  • "Nokia Lumia 710 is worth the value, but is it enough?" TG Daily 11:31 AM
  • "Hey, Neelie Kroes, maybe you could return our calls about this EU cookie law?" TechCrunch 11:27 AM
  • "How to protect online transactions: Smartphones emerge as key to out-of-band authentication methods for online finance" Network World 11:11 AM
  • "Valentine's Day tech for your sweetie" Techlicious 10:52 AM
  • "Programmer personality types: 13 profiles in code" InfoWorld 10:46 AM
  • "Steve Appleton, Survivor: The man who led the improbable little startup called Micron Technology leaves a big legacy." InformationWeek 10:45 AM
  • "Wi-Fi in flight has yet to soar: Service not profitable for airlines; users unaware Wi-Fi is available and want it free" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "5 online backup services keep your data safe: We review five of the best-known cloud-based backup services." Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Cloud Computing Is Still A Leap Of Faith: IT's jumping into cloud services with way too much custom code and way too little planning, our annual State of Cloud Computing Survey finds." InformationWeek 9:58 AM
  • "Facebook Turns Eight; Micron CEO Dies; Apple Amends iBooks Agreement" PC Magazine 11:07 AM
  • "Today in Tech: How Facebook is using you" Fortune 10:43 AM
  • "The Circuit: Facebook's mobile problem, tech companies remove content in India, bit torrent site closes'voluntarily'" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:43 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "50%-Off Sale on All Take Control Ebooks" TidBITS 3:40 PM
  • "Steampunk your iPad with phonograph speaker" CNET News 2:56 PM
  • "TidBITS Virtual Server Move: Check Your Spam Filters" TidBITS 2:49 PM
  • "Microsoft Bringing Its CRM App to iPhone, iPad and Android" AllThingsD 2:33 PM
  • "Remotely start your car using an Arduino" HITBSecNews 2:26 PM
  • "Turn an iPhone into an in-dash stereo" GigaOM 2:21 PM
  • "Jailbreak Only: ZeppelinLogoPack - Adds Even More Carrier Logos To The iPhone" App Advice 12:17 PM
  • "LeVar Burton to Bring Reading Rainbow Back ... in an App" Mashable 12:17 PM
  • "JVC nightstand pulls double duty as iPhone dock" CNET Reviews 12:13 PM
  • "Buick Builds A Smartphone Game For Hypermilers" Wired 12:04 PM
  • "Springtomize 2 Is The Ultimate Customization Tool For Your iPad [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 12:02 PM
  • "Where To? supports 5 more Navigation Apps" FutureTap 10:31 AM
  • "PadGadget Weekly App Series – Apps for Bloggers" PadGadget 9:34 AM
  • "Microsoft to deliver CRM apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone in Q2" ZDNet 9:29 AM
  • "Animal Zoo Match 1.0 by Minimax Games just released on the App Store" prMac 9:34 AM
  • "iPhone App for Music Theory Students" prMac 9:29 AM
  • "AlarmMate reads your weather, email, calendar events and more with TTS" prMac 9:29 AM
  • "Jumper Buggy - An Original Action/Simulation Game With A Unique Gameplay" prMac 9:29 AM
  • "CulinartMedia releases iPad app of bestselling The Drinking Man's Diet" prMac 9:29 AM
  • "SG Project OnePage 1.0 for iPad - Plan + Track Projects on a Single Page" prMac 9:29 AM
  • "Save your login names, passwords and much more with PIN Locker 2.0" prMac 9:29 AM
  • "Combat Commando: New game released by Appsea" prMac 9:29 AM
  • "Fish Frizzle - New game released by Appsea" prMac 9:28 AM
  • "Dossier - note organizer integrated with Contacts" prMac 9:28 AM
  • "Remove noise from photos, convert to sketch in Top Camera 4.0" prMac 9:28 AM
  • "Paint FX: Photo Effects Editor for iOS is finally available on the iPad" prMac 9:28 AM
Computer Industry
  • "H-P Activist Investors Make Proxy Progress: In a major victory for activists, Hewlett-Packard Co. agreed to a step that could give investors more power to oust its board members." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:33 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xerox Problem of Undervaluing Innovation" Minyanville 9:49 AM
  • "ITC attorney says Barnes & Noble shouldn't be found in violation of Microsoft patents: Report" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Microsoft removes 'Start' button from latest Windows 8 build" ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "Windows 8 won't have a Start button" TG Daily 11:32 AM
  • "Microsoft removes start button in Windows 8" CNET News 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Bing page tips off new Windows 8 Consumer Preview" CNET News 12:13 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8 to get NFC, HD and Skype: Rumours confirmed, details emerge" The Register 11:36 AM
  • "Five Reasons why Windows 8 will be dead on arrival: Microsoft's Windows 8 and Vista will have several things in common: Both are unwanted operating system updates that will flop in the marketplace." ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "Office 365 Lync Online tool to work with consumer IM networks: Interoperability 'is on the road map', according to a Microsoft official" Techworld 11:29 AM
  • "Microsoft to roll out wave of native mobile apps for its CRM software: Windows Phone 7, iOS, Android and BlackBerry will all be represented" IDG News Service 10:30 AM
  • "Microsoft expected to bring Windows Phone retail incentives to Europe" The Next Web 2:25 PM
  • "Lenovo Ordered to Pay €1920 for Making French Laptop Buyer Pay for Windows Too" PCWorld 11:09 AM
  • "Oracle seeks new trial against SAP over downloads" Reuters 8:03 PM
  • "Oracle Seeks New Trial Against SAP After Verdict Dismissed" Bloomberg 8:02 PM
  • "Oracle wins round in Java patent lawsuit against Google" The Register 8:04 PM
  • "Why AMD Remains in Intel's Shadow: AMD is held back by its low market share and relatively inferior products." Barron's 9:45 AM
  • "AMD execs tout firm's tablet plans: Analysts say 'Hondo' tablet chips provide strong opportunity for an AMD rebound" Computerworld 8:05 PM
  • "Intel SSD 520 Series Solid State Drive Review" HotHardware 10:12 AM
  • "Review: Intel's new 'Cherryville' SSD 520 drive" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Shrunken Intel process boosts SSD performance" The Register 2:26 PM
  • "Cisco expected to show stability, strength: Sales, earnings expected to rise despite wobbly IT market" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Netscape Founder Battles Cisco With Stealth Startup" Wired 8:04 PM
  • "Boffins embed electronics into fibres: University of Southampton and Penn State researchers have demonstrated a technique to embed electronics into optical fibres, which if commercialised would enable simpler and cheaper telecommuniations kit." The Register 11:39 AM
  • "Scientists weave battery into clothing: Scientists charged into the fashion industry this week, unveiling a flexible battery that can be woven into fabric and used to boost the juice of everyday gadgets." Register Hardware 11:36 AM
  • "New material gives boost to optical fibers: British and American scientists say they've found a way to embed electronics into optical fibers, simplifying and speeding up telecommunications." TG Daily 11:31 AM
  • "FBI Hacked While Congress Ponders Cybersecurity Legislation" Techland 11:40 AM
  • "Disagreements on cyber risk East-West 'Cold War'" Reuters 9:55 AM
  • "Big Year for Tech Mergers: Companies are scrambling to handle a torrent of data, pushing them into bigger M&A frenzy since 2007" Bloomberg Businessweek 10:07 AM
  • "IT budgets plunge in North America, Europe" The Register 11:38 AM
  • "IT spending to gain 5 percent in 2012, says IDC" ZDNet 11:53 AM
  • "Tech Spending Remains Strong, Despite Economic Volatility: IDC/Businesses continued to invest in infrastructure upgrades, along with new software applications and mobile devices, including tablets." eWeek 10:39 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Stock Continues Record Streak with $464 Close" The Mac Observer 3:41 PM
  • "Why Apple will pay a dividend: CEO Tim Cook as signalled a willingness to break with the past. Paying out some of its massive cash hoard could be his next big move."  Fortune 2:39 PM
  • "Is Apple ready to issue a dividend?" GigaOM 8:21 PM
  • "Apple Trades at new all-times Highs" Forbes 11:04 AM
  • "Grading the Apple analysts: A visualization of how well (or badly) the pros and amateurs predict Apple's earnings" Fortune 11:04 AM
  • "Apple's headed to $1500 and other stock picks for the tech bubble" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Apple Will Follow Schumpeter's Innovation To $1,000" Seeking Alpha 12:13 PM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks drop as Greece struggles for accord: S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite break winning streaks" MarketWatch 4:45 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower on Greek Default Jitters" TheStreet 4:45 PM
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