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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
 

 

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Monday Highlights: Apple announces record setting iPhone pre-orders topping 4+ million units in first 24 hours, reports in our Apple/Macintosh, and General Interest sections; Christina Farr of Reuters reporting Stanford University Hospital and Duke University are on the cutting edge readying a major trial of Apple's HealthKit for tracking blood sugar levels, blood pressure; Robert McMillan thinks it will "take a social revolution for Americans to embrace the Apple Watch"; and Tim Hornyak is not sure whether Apple's got a breakthrough product in the Apple Watch; Daily Mail reporting of lawsuit from model arising out of the iCloud photo leak, celeb claims she warned Apple twice about breach; Microsoft purchases Minecraft creator Mojang for a cool $2.5 billion, what does it mean for Mac and iOS? More on the huge acquisition in our Computer Industry section and on our sister site, TechNN; Tim Cook interviewed on Charlie Rose; Steve Jobs' life summed up in an infographic; Forbes interviews watch maven Jean-Claude Biver who has interesting things to say about Apple's Watch; AppleInsider on new features in Apple's A8 chip; SMS continuity between iOS 8 and Yosemite delayed until October; Macworld reviews SlingTV, offers tips on making your laptop spill-proof; AppAdvice primer on iPhones/iPads compatible with iOS 8; iCloud security called "awful" by Wired, three solutions offered.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "iTV Looms Large: Rumors regarding Apple's next stab at the television market are flaring up again, this time centering on an analyst research note referring to iTV and possible telecom partnerships. Retailer Best Buy also stirred the pot with a curiously detailed consumer survey. Meanwhile, Apple become the top smartphone vendor in the the last quarter of 2011, and its legal battles rage on."  MacNewsWorld 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Asked Standards Body to Set Rules for Essential Patents" ["In a letter to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, Apple said the telecommunications industry lacks consistent licensing schemes for the many patents necessary to make mobile devices, and offered suggestions for setting appropriate royalty rates that all members would follow."]  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:11 AM
  • "Apple asks for rules to govern patent licensing on mobile devices" CNET News 9:04 AM
  • "Google to commit to offering some Motorola patents on fair terms: The patents to be offered under FRAND licenses will be those that are standards essential" IDG News Service 7:13 AM
  • "Revealed: Apple's plea for fairness in mobile patent war/In November Apple wrote to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute suggesting an overhaul of the whole FRAND system of licensing patents fairly and reasonably." The Register 9:33 AM
  • "Newly-discovered Apple letter to wireless standards body proposed solution to rampant FRAND abuse" Foss Patents 7:11 AM
  • "Apple seeks industry-wide principles for patent licensing in Europe" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "Apple's UK, European growth continues as PC sales decline" ZDNet 11:41 PM
  • "Apple Gets the Credit (And the Cash) for Growth of Mobile Computing Revenue" AllThingsD 8:36 AM
  • "The iPhone is a nightmare for carriers: The iPhone may be great for consumers, but takes a nasty toll on wireless carriers' bottom line."  CNNMoney 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's Quiet, Brutal War on Wireless Carriers"  Tech.pinions 10:07 AM
  • "Chinese Firm Seeking $38M, Apology From Apple" redOrbit 7:46 AM
  • "Ethical iPhone 5 petitions to be delivered to Apple stores" CNET News 12:22 PM
  • "Apple Supplier Working Conditions to Be Targeted in Protest" Bloomberg 4:11 PM
  • "Apple moving 400 to Sunnyvale Town Center: Apple Inc. is moving into a new 156,000-square-foot office building in the Sunnyvale Town Center, an embattled property that has been at the center of litigation for nearly three years." Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal 1:35 PM
  • "Apple leases big office building in downtown Sunnyvale" Contra Costa Times [Free Registration Required] 8:33 PM
  • "Apple store protests planned for Thursday" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:33 PM
OS X
News
  • "TuneCore: first iTunes Match royalties are 'magic money' out of 'thin air'" Ars Technica 12:33 PM
  • "Apple Releases EFI Updates That Bring Lion Recovery to 2010 Macs" iClarified 7:15 AM
  • "Apple releases 2010 MacBook Air, iMac, MacBook Pro EFI Firmware updates" FairerPlatform 8:59 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Repair Boot Disk in Mac OS X Lion with Disk Utility & Recovery HD" OS X Daily 1:35 PM
  • "10.7: Update to a workaround for a Boot Camp x64 installation issue" Mac OS X Hints 9:50 AM
  • "I'm wondering if anyone has gotten the Back to My Mac feature to work with iCloud and Time Capsule since the Time Capsule firmware update. As I read it, once the Time Capsule firmware has been updated and you add your iCloud account to the Time Capsule, one should be able to access files on the Time Capsule's hard drive remotely. I've done that, am running Lion on my work computer remotely, iCloud is enabled and I am signed in, but I can't figure out how to connect to the Time Capsule at home." MacInTouch 10:36 AM
  • "Is there a way to sync e-books to an iPad without having to sync everything? That depends on what you mean by 'sync'. I move ebooks on and off my iPad all the time without going thru the iTunes 'sync' process. I use Dropbox, or I use drag-and-drop in the app documents viewer in iTunes. So I am in complete control of what ebooks are on my device, but only by a very strange stretching of the language would you call that a 'sync'; I am not synchronizing with anything, I'm just copying files around. And that's plenty good enough for me." MacInTouch 10:36 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Corel AfterShot Pro photo manager plays well in the big leagues" Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "PadSync's IWork Moving Solution Better Than Apple's" MacNews 8:40 AM
  • "WeatherMin elegantly displays the weather" Macworld 12:19 PM
  • "Organize, Tile, & Resize Windows Without a Mouse Using Spectacle for Mac OS X" OS X Daily 2:06 PM
  • "An Old Mac Text Editor I Don't Need But Can't Throw Away" Mac 360 8:03 AM
  • "8 Ways to Love Digital Proof Sheets For The Mac Photographer" Mac 360 8:03 AM
  • "MacMost New 668: Combining RSS Feeds In Safari" MacMost 10:44 AM
  • "Keep That Spinning Beach Ball Deflated With FreeMemory [Daily Freebie] Cult of Mac 7:17 AM
  • "How to Enable or Disable Javascript in Web Browsers" OS X Daily 7:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "Google Updates Chrome For Mac OS X" AppleBitch 7:59 PM
  • "SubRosaSoft.com Inc. Releases CopyCatX Version 5.1" SubRosaSoft 12:21 PM
  • "VideoBox 3.9 offer bug fixes, Leopard to be retired" FairerPlatform 9:00 AM
  • "Luca Visual FX Brings Grunge Collection To Final Cut Pro X, Motion And After Effects" Noise Industries 8:34 AM
  • "Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.4" TidBITS 8:03 AM
  • "ChronoSync 4.3 and ChronoAgent 1.3" TidBITS 8:03 AM
  • "Maintain releases Cocktail 5.1.2 (Lion Edition)" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Doodle Fit 1.0 for Mac OS X: Tiling Puzzle Game with 3 Million Downloads" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "FmPro Migrator 6.57 Adds Navigation Toolbar to PHP Web Applications" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "beaTunes 3.5 delivers significantly improved performance" prMac 7:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google praised by Greenpeace for energy record: Apple, not so much" TG Daily 11:48 AM
  • "Apple and Facebook flunk Greenpeace environmental IT report" V3 11:49 AM
  • "Sprint sells 1.8m iPhones in Q4, sees the US account for 37% of Apple's handset sales" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "Sprint loss widens on iPhone costs" Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Sprint Posts Net Loss but Revenue Gain on iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:56 AM
  • "Sprint Loss Smaller Than Estimated on IPhone: Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), the third- largest U.S. wireless carrier, posted a narrower loss than analysts projected after Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPhone boosted sales." Bloomberg 8:12 AM
  • "Sprint announces Q4 2011 results: the iPhone brings in new customers" Engadget 7:19 AM
  • "Sprint Q4 2011 Results: 1.8 Million iPhones Sold, 45% Of New Customers Bought iPhone" MacStories 7:44 AM
  • "Sprint Nextel loss widens on iPhone costs" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:02 AM
  • "Sprint Activates 1.8M iPhones, 40% are New Customers" The Mac Observer 10:39 AM
  • "Apple Supplier Conditions to Be Targeted by Protesters" Bloomberg 2:15 PM
  • "Protesters target Apple stores in 'ethical iPhone' campaign" CNNMoney 8:31 PM
  • "Apple Stores getting petitions on ethical conduct for breakfast: 250,000 signatures for fair treatment of iWorkers" The Register 11:39 PM
  • "Apple, Google move to tackle app store issues: Apple has warned that any developers found to be artificially inflating the rankings of apps will be kicked off the App Store." BBC 10:28 AM
  • "Apple Tightens Up on Apps: Regime for Mobile Devices Will Be Replicated in the World of Desktop Software" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:32 PM
  • "US Air Force Looking to Buy 18,000 iPads For Cargo Aircraft" iDownload Blog 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's new TV allegedly spotted... in Canadian office: Will be controlled by Siri, waving, unicorns" The Register 7:59 AM
  • "Apple warns developers about manipulating App Store chart rankings" UberGizmo 7:43 AM
  • "Author Solutions' dances into the DIY e-book market with Booktango" CNET Reviews 3:50 PM
  • "Apple won't rule out all singing, all dancing iBooks on Kindle" The Register 7:56 AM
  • "Exclusive: Vonage CEO on His Company's New iPhone and Android Apps" AllThingsD 8:01 AM
  • "Vonage's iOS and Android apps undercut Skype's international rates by 30%" VentureBeat 10:02 AM
  • "Apple's Hong Kong store rolls out iPhone 'reservation' system" The Register 11:47 AM
  • "Yep, People Research Movies On Their Phones — Especially On Apps" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
  • "Apple to Stream Live Paul McCartney Concert to iTunes and Apple TV" MacRumors 7:15 AM
  • "An iPhone Used as a Hockey Puck at 82 MPH" Gizmodo 3:37 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nest Labs Responds To Honeywell Lawsuit, Says It Has The Resources To Defend Itself" TechCrunch 4:11 PM
  • "Hackers release source code for Symantec's PCAnywhere" CNET News 12:22 PM
  • "PS3 firmware pushed to version 4.10" TG Daily 11:41 AM
  • "New Facebook Photo Viewer Mimics Google+ Counterpart" PCWorld 11:16 AM
  • "'French' keyboards frustrate computer buyers" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:50 AM
  • "CSC Names Mike Lawrie CEO, Ending Four-month Search" IDG News Service 11:17 AM
  • "Kindle Fire Absence in the U.K. Spurs Protest" eWeek 10:38 AM
  • "Google to pledge not to favor Motorola over rivals" Reuters 12:24 PM
  • "Google to commit to offering some Motorola patents on fair terms: The patents to be offered under FRAND licenses will be those that are standards essential" IDG News Service 10:55 AM
  • "Google Screenwise: New Program Pays You To Give Up Privacy & Surf The Web With Chrome" Search Engine Land 10:53 AM
  • "Google Chrome Screenwise Program Seeks Web Testers" eWeek 10:37 AM
  • "Google Launches Google+ Developers Page" eWeek 10:37 AM
  • "Retro Duo NES/SNES system will play your old dusty Nintendo games" CBS News 10:27 AM
  • "Samsung: No Press Conference at MWC" PC Magazine 11:12 AM
  • "Samsung says TV sales stronger; plans to launch low-end TVs" Reuters 10:14 AM
  • "AU Optronics Q4 net loss worse than forecasts" Reuters 9:57 AM
  • "Computer Sciences Delays New Forecast on $1.5 Billion Writedown" Bloomberg 10:23 AM
  • "Yahoo! chairman! falls! on! his! sword! Bostock and three directors quit ailing web biz to save it" The Register 11:45 AM
  • "Nokia ends phone assembly in Europe, cuts jobs: Nokia ends phone assembly in Europe after 4,000 job cuts in Finland, Mexico, Hungary" Associated Press 10:04 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TUAW TV Live: Looking at what's new in the Appleverse" TUAW 4:12 PM
  • "Super Bowl Commercials and Twitter Clients" Your Mac Life 2:03 PM
  • "Actor Joey Lawrence talks apps and iPhones: The Melissa & Joey star loves tech as much as the rest of us" Tecca 12:20 PM
  • "iBooks 2 and iBooks Author: Macworld Podcast #287" Macworld 8:13 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iOS 5.1 To Drop On March 9th [Rumor]"  Cult of Mac 4:12 PM
  • "Leaked iPad 3 parts suggest larger battery, minor changes" BGR 3:47 PM
  • "Alleged iPad 3 casing photo appears, sources say coming soon with improved GPU but no quad-core, thicker profile" The Verge 4:25 PM
  • "Doubts cast on likelihood of quad-core A6 CPU in third-gen iPad" AppleInsider 8:35 PM
  • "The iPad 3's A6 Processor to be Dual-Core?" MacRumors 8:34 PM
  • "Purported Pictures of iPad 3's Rear Casing Emerge" Wired 8:30 PM
  • "Apple iPad 3 Cases: OtterBox predicts iPad 3 release" T3 8:00 AM
  • "iPhone bug enables FaceTime, shows names on locked phones" CNET News 4:25 PM
  • "Apple Kills Off White MacBook as Educational Institution Distribution Halted" MacRumors 3:46 PM
  • "Ding dong, the white MacBook is dead—for real this time" Ars Technica 8:29 PM
  • "Apple and APR: Marketshare Quotation of the Largest French APR Ebizcuss Suspended" HardMac 7:15 AM
  • "Apple bucks a falling PC trend in UK and France" CNET News 7:52 AM
  • "Siri rumored to gain support for Mandarin, Japanese and Russian in March" AppleInsider 3:57 PM
  • "Rumor: Siri to add Japanese, Mandarin, Russian next month" CNET Reviews 8:11 PM
  • "iPhone app uploads entire address book to its servers: Path promises to make the function opt-in in next version of app" Macworld UK 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Issues Notice Informing Developers 'Retina' Screenshots Are Now Required" RazorianFly 10:28 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Robber Rabbits! HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "Pattern Puzzle For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "Bejeweled 3 For Mac Is $9.99 Today (Was $19.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:38 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:39 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:39 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:39 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -Up to $230 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12:20 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $169 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 12:20 PM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... Up To $60 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 12:21 PM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Up To $34 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12:22 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The iPad at work, Day 3: making adjustments" Macworld 9:33 AM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and July, 2010, Mac Pro 2.66GHz Twelve Core Xeon" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 1:18 PM
  • "iGo keyboard review: A simple and portable way of adding a keyboard to your iPad" Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "SwingHolder iPad Floor Stand – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 1:17 PM
  • "Case Mate TANK review: One of the toughest iPhone cases we've seen" Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "iPhone Case Review: Otterbox Commuter Series" Kirkville 8:35 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Avid Studio Review: A powerful app for editing Videos while on the move." 148Apps 9:12 AM
  • "Tweetbot for iPad review" iMore 2:32 PM
  • "Tweetbot 2.0 for iPhone adds one-tap links, inline images and a huge speed boost" The Next Web 12:20 PM
  • "A Textbook Case of iPad Fun With Studying: As a kid, I was lucky to have a Dad who was a top-notch book-cover maker, wrapping my school textbooks in brown paper bags that he transformed into precisely folded, sharp cornered, blank canvases." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:55 AM
  • "Launch Center makes a 'speed dial' for just about anything" Best App Site 10:27 AM
  • "Repeat Timer Pro Is A Great Thing For Timing Things [Review] Cult of Mac 7:16 AM
  • "Your Kids Will Probably Enjoy This Cute iOS Platformer [Review] Cult of Mac 7:16 AM
  • "Core Dump: Digital Board Games for iOS" Wired 9:58 AM
  • "Grand Theft Auto 3 Review"<"  8:36 AM
  • "'Pizza vs. Skeletons' Hands-On Preview" Touch Arcade 10:07 AM
  • "Hand Over Your iPad - The Cat Is Bored" App Advice 10:01 AM
  • "Space Junk Review: Space Junk is an Asteroids-inspired vector-graphics shooter, where players must thrust around in space, shooting debris and UFOs." 148Apps 10:07 AM
  • "Margaritaville Online Review: Complete with frozen concoctions, paradise adventures and open sea fishing, Margaritaville Online is one place anyone would want to waste away in." 148Apps 8:36 AM
  • "Awesome Land Review: An etherial homage to the 16-bit platformers of days gone by." 148Apps 12:19 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Fix home button delays on iOS devices" CNET Reviews 8:34 PM
  • "How To Change The Color Of Your iOS 5 Notification Center Banners [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 7:17 AM
Tips
  • "Q: How can I burn a slideshow that I made in iPhoto on my MacBook Pro onto a CD?" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:36 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Taking stock / Steve Jobs, for better or worse: Should this extraordinary manager but flawed man be a model for emulation?"  TheMarker 11:40 PM
  • "How Apple Cuts Costs In Building Its Gadgets" CNN Wire 11:38 PM
  • "Pay for play: Are marketers manipulating Apple's App Store rankings?" Yahoo! News 8:33 PM
  • "Top 5 iPhone 5 concept images: Despite all the gossip, the iPhone 5's still a mystery. We hope it's drawn inspiration from at least one of these brilliant concepts" PC & Tech Authority 8:31 PM
  • "iOS apps: Massive invasion of user privacy?" ZDNet 8:29 PM
  • "iOS Social Apps Leak Contact Data: Some apps send iPhone address books in unencrypted format to software vendors' servers--a practice that may not be obvious to all users." InformationWeek 8:17 PM
  • "'iBank Access' Seeking to Remake Personal Finance on the iPad" MacRumors 3:38 PM
  • "Hacksugar: Live AirPlay mirroring to Mac from iOS" TUAW 3:38 PM
  • "Why the iPhone is worse than a BlackBerry"  BGR 3:37 PM
  • "Path apologizes for collecting iPhone address books, deletes them" Neowin 11:39 PM
  • "Path's Apology Will Save Its Reputation" Forbes 3:57 PM
  • "We are sorry.: We made a mistake. Over the last couple of days users brought to light an issue concerning how we handle your personal information on Path, specifically the transmission and storage of your phone contacts." Path Blog 2:32 PM
  • "Tablets and Smartphones Proving to be Disruptive to TV Advertisers – App Usage Spiked During Super Bowl Commercial Breaks" PadGadget 2:08 PM
  • "The anti-Apple Backlash is coming"  MarketWatch 2:05 PM
  • "Apple fleshes out scamware apps from iTunes" Edible Apple 1:36 PM
  • "Sprint Lost A Lot Of Money Selling Lots Of iPhones" TechCrunch 1:35 PM
  • "Latest Apple iTV rumors: Siri and motion controls built in, Best Buy polls consumers on price" ZDNet 12:21 PM
  • "Apple's ITV to Challenge Television Industry" Mobiledia 12:20 PM
  • "Siri accounts for one-quarter of all Wolfram Alpha searches" ZDNet 12:21 PM
  • "Wolfram Alpha: Analytics for the Rest of Us" Tech.pinions 10:07 AM
  • "Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers" mclov.in 10:12 AM
  • "Why Path Pissed People Off" TechCrunch 9:57 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Discipline" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:49 AM
  • "Why CFOs Should Watch Apple, Google... and FRANDs"  CFOworld 9:32 AM
  • "No Keyboard-Equipped IPad Coming; A MacPad, Perhaps?" MacNews 8:38 AM
  • "EA's vision to become more like Apple and Amazon" CNET News 8:13 AM
  • "The vision thing: Are you Steve Jobs or Steve Ballmer? 'Vision' isn't just about bright ideas: it requires compelling stories, as the successes and failures of Microsoft, RIM, and Apple attest" InfoWorld 8:07 AM
  • "iPad 3 rumor rollup for the week of Feb. 7" Network World 11:48 AM
  • "The crazy Apple rumors guide to iPad 3" Computerworld 8:03 AM
  • "Google Releases Chrome Browser for Android, a Solid Mobile Safari Challenger" PadGadget 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's first designer" Kottke 7:43 AM
Non-Apple
  • "BlackBerry Curve 9370 review: A tough sell" CNET 12:22 PM
  • "I'm getting off the Path until they delete ALL the data and start over" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Bummer: Sony Confirms PSP UMD Discs Won't Transfer to Vita" Techland 11:48 AM
  • "Note to Samsung: The Pen Doesn't Sell" Techland 11:47 AM
  • "Antivirus software powerless to stop data breach attacks, study finds: Analysis of 300 incidents spots an elephant in the room" Techworld 11:38 AM
  • "Turing's Enduring Importance: The path computing has taken wasn't inevitable. Even today's machines rely on a seminal insight from the scientist who cracked Nazi Germany's codes." Technology Review 11:37 AM
  • "The Best Microsoft Office Alternative You've Never Heard Of" PCWorld 11:15 AM
  • "Trick out your console using Vault" [Video Report] MSNBC 11:08 AM
  • "Top 8 laptops under $500" Laptop 11:01 AM
  • "Flexing NoSQL: MongoDB in review/MongoDB shines with broad programming language support, SQL-like queries, and out-of-the-box scaling" InfoWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Have Your Users' Passwords Already Been Hacked? If employees use their same password at work and in their personal lives, another company's breach may weaken your security. Five steps to mitigate the risk." InformationWeek 10:51 AM
  • "Nice to Meet You 'Chrome for Android', Our Condolences About Flash" Techland 11:47 AM
  • "Chrome for Android Beta: 3 Drawbacks" PCWorld 11:14 AM
  • "It's time to regulate Facebook: Facebook, Google, Twitter, and every other data-sucking Web giant should be forced to reveal exactly what data they collect about us -- before it's too late" InfoWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Facebook's China problem" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:50 AM
  • "US Gaming Population Has Almost Tripled Since 2008" Forbes 10:46 AM
  • "Smartphone data shake-up: The end of 'unlimited'/Unlimited data is only a memory for most smartphone users. What has the shift toward tiered plans really meant for our wallets?" Computerworld 10:32 AM
  • "Tablets In Business: Hard Lessons From Early Adopters" InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "Putting Google's Search Plus into context" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Should Next-Gen Consoles Be Upgradeable? The Pros and Cons" HotHardware 9:42 AM
  • "Japan's retired gamers: Video arcades have long been the hangout of pre-teens and teens, but not in Japan. CNN's Kyung Lah explains." [Video Report] CNN 9:24 AM
  • "Should Next-Gen Consoles Be Upgradeable? The Pros and Cons" HotHardware 9:17 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Path apologizes for saving iPhone contacts, wipes data, updates app" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 8:34 PM
  • "10 Classy Speakers to Match Your White iPhone" Mashable 2:06 PM
  • "Xamarin Delivers MonoTouch 5.2 for iPhone and iPad App Development" eWeek 10:38 AM
  • "Three weird apps for Valentine's Day" CNN 10:29 AM
  • "G-Form unveils new cases for iPhone 4/4S" iLounge 9:50 AM
  • "11 Of The Most Shameless, Unethical, And Creepy (Yet Oddly Addictive) Apps For Your iPhone" [Slideshow] Business Insider 8:59 AM
  • "The Magic Mouse's Evil Twin Still Yearns For Your Gentle Touch" Gizmodo 8:54 AM
  • "Handmade iPad 2 & iPhone 4 Case Company Introduces the Kindle Fire Case" PRNewswire 9:32 AM
  • "Vonage Mobile for iPhone Offers Free Texting, Calls" The Mac Observer 4:09 PM
  • "Vonage Launches New Mobile App Providing Free Calling and Texting to Other App Users around the World: Savings of more than 70 percent on international calls to those without the app" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
  • "Qihoo 360's Mobile Apps Back on Apple's iTunes App Store" PRNewswire 8:14 AM
  • "'Beat Sneak Bandit' is Sneaking Into the App Store Next Week" Touch Arcade 8:13 AM
  • "Technology Wars: Profit Confidential Investigates RIM vs. Apple" PRWeb 8:12 AM
  • "Woody Durham Inspires Kids to Cheer for the Carolina Tar Heels in New iBook for the Apple iPad" PRWeb 8:11 AM
  • "Exhibition of MacSleeve Series in NY and Paris - Future Tradition WAO" prMac 9:24 AM
  • "Marc Vetri's Osteria Restaurant Introduces Tiare Technology Wireless WineList™ System to Showcase Regional Italian Wine Offerings: Award-winning Philadelphia restaurant selects Tiare Technology innovation allowing guests to experience the wine list on iPad tablets" PRWeb 8:11 AM
  • "Fuel saving app DriveGain launches on iPhone" PRWeb 8:11 AM
  • "Bare Reef Updates Portfolio Mobile for iPhone and iPad" PRWeb 8:11 AM
  • "5 Ways to Reach the Exploding Smartphone Market in Real Estate" PRWeb 8:11 AM
  • "Piggy Woogy: iOS Jewel-Matching Action Fusion On Sale!" PRWeb 8:11 AM
  • "Slidevana.com Launches the Ultimate Presentation Template for Keynote for Mac, iPad, and iPhone" PRWeb 8:11 AM
  • "Research and Markets: iPad at Work. Great Ideas And Advice On Using Your Ipad As A Business Tool" Business Wire 8:10 AM
  • "Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi Releases Her First Facebook Game with Apps Genius Corp" Business Wire 8:10 AM
  • "Virtual Piggy Announces New Mobile E-Commerce Application for Apple iOS Devices and NFC Plans" Business Wire 8:10 AM
  • "Health Discovery Corporation Debuts MelApp 2.0 for iPhone" Business Wire 8:10 AM
  • "The World Bank and Fotopedia Launch New App; 'Women of the World' Now Available on Your iPhone or iPad" Business Wire 8:10 AM
  • "Canon introduces two new AirPrint inkjet printers" TUAW 8:02 AM
  • "Remember To Save Your iOS 5.0.1 SHSH Blobs Using TinyUmbrella Or iFaith" App Advice 7:44 AM
  • "IWGuide for Netflix: Instant Watch Guide for Netflix for iPad" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Digital note taking evolves w/ the iPen compatible Ghostwriter Notes 4.0" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Elicity for iPad - Entirely New Way to Browse YouTube" prMac 10:37 AM
  • "My Gift Cards 1.0 released for iOS with iCloud support" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "iTerminal - Remote command line utility" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "TasteOfWind 1.0 for iPad - ebook of Traveling and Fishing in Mongolia" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "Championship Squares for iPad released by Badger Studios" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Apple Recommends Fliks for Netflix 2.0 for Movie Lovers" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Majestyk Apps releases iTraxs an iOS App" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "First Self-Adapting Keyboard - TypeWay For iPad" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "New myGuardianAngel App - Real Help When You Need It" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "24x7digital launches TeachMe: 2nd Grade educational app for iOS" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Justin Bieber Inspired Game App Takes Stab at Aggressive Paparazzi" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Writing Kit 3.0 now available" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Curatus Technocorp introduces The Candy Monster 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:24 AM
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  • "Piggy Woogy - iOS Jewel-Matching Action Fusion On Sale" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Dualis 1.0 released for iOS - Addictive Time Killer Game" prMac 7:24 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP's NFC-Equipped Ultrabook Comes to Market" AllThingsD 9:57 AM
  • "HP's glass-covered HP Envy 14 Spectre available for pre-order, ships February 17" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "HP may be going the server flash route: Company won't confirm it, but the G8 looks pretty flashy" Channel Register 11:45 AM
  • "Microsoft promises that it 'will not seek an injunction' based on standard-essential patents" Foss Patents 12:22 PM
  • "Why Metro now rules at Microsoft" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "8 Features That Could Make Windows 8 Great: Microsoft's next OS is loaded with features like eight-second boot times and better file management that could make it the best version of Windows since XP--if the company can pull it off." InformationWeek 10:18 AM
  • "Windows 8 on ARM: The Desktop Plot Thickens" PCWorld 11:14 AM
  • "Microsoft to hold Windows 8 Consumer Preview event in Barcelona on February 29th" The Next Web 12:33 PM
  • "The Whole World Will Finally Get To Look At Windows 8 On February 29th" Business Insider 12:32 PM
  • "Microsoft OneNote Now Available for Android" PCWorld 11:16 AM
  • "Microsoft brings OneNote to arch-rival OS Android" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Resellers: Microsoft price hike was 'demanded by Euro country bosses'/Insiders say UK channel exploited weak pound to fuel deals on continent" Channel Register 11:44 AM
  • "Microsoft starts protecting your data" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Innovation + Dividend = IBM" [Video Report] TheStreet 9:59 AM
  • "Watson's New Job: IBM Salesman/The Jeopardy-playing computer pays its way by helping to sell products." Technology Review 11:37 AM
  • "IBM tips into microscopic manufacturing" CNET News 12:22 PM
  • "IBM triples flagship array speeds with SSD caching: New IBM app allows admins to monitor XIV Storage Systems via iPhone interface" Computerworld 11:39 AM
  • "Oracle adds analytics option to 11g database" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "Oracle Analytics Package Expands In-Database Processing Options: New Oracle Advanced Analytics package speeds and scales R-language-based analyses inside the 11g database." InformationWeek 10:17 AM
  • "Oracle stakes claim in R with Advanced Analytics launch: A new software release adds support for the open-source statistical modeling language" IDG News Service 10:32 AM
  • "Intel and AMD low-power processors not price competitive with ARM, say notebook makers" DigiTimes 10:09 AM
  • "2013 will be better for AMD" TG Daily 11:41 AM
  • "Cisco's Profit Climbs 45%, Helped by Restructuring" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:46 PM
  • "Cisco beats estimates with 2Q earnings, sales: Cisco beats estimates with second-quarter earnings rising 44 percent; sales up 11 percent" Associated Press 3:46 PM
  • "Cisco Q2 results beat estimates" Reuters 3:46 PM
  • "Cisco Beats on Earnings, Raises Dividend" TheStreet 3:46 PM
  • "Cisco turns in a winning quarter" CNET News 4:00 PM
  • "Cisco Up 3%: FYQ2 Rev, EPS Beat; Raises Dividend" Barron's 3:46 PM
  • "Cisco Reports: It's Getting Better" AllThingsD 3:46 PM
  • "Cisco Earnings Preview" TheStreet 12:16 PM
  • "Optimism springs eternal in Cisco shares ahead of results" Reuters 10:02 AM
  • "Will the Turnaround at Cisco Systems Stick?" AllThingsD 9:57 AM
  • "What Chambers Needs To Say And Cisco Needs To Do" Forbes 12:17 PM
  • "Greenpeace releases meaningless 'Cool IT' rankings" The Register 11:45 AM
  • "Greenpeace Hates Big Tech, But Wants To Kill Google Least" Wired Magazine 11:54 AM
  • "Greenpeace scorecard documents greener enterprise offerings: Greenpeace's latest 'Cool IT' report highlights technology products that help other industries go green" IDG News Service 11:18 AM
  • "Patent Troll Claims Ownership of Interactive Web – And Might Win" Wired 11:53 AM
  • "Heat promises to speed up hard-disk data storage" ZDNet UK 12:00 PM
  • "Laser boffins blast bits onto hard drive at 200Gb/sec: Superheating drives forego magnetic write heads" The Register 11:43 AM
  • "Researchers claim 100-fold increase in data storage speed: Laser-heated magnetic disks grab bits faster" Network World 11:19 AM
  • "Silicon Valley job growth sizzles in 2011, but new report also issues warnings" Oakland Tribune 10:33 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Vs. Cisco: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda" Seeking Alpha 4:16 PM
  • "Apple: Future Trillion Dollar Company Trading At 46% Discount" Seeking Alpha 10:03 AM
  • "Apple's $90 billion run: The company has gained nearly one Facebook in value since Steve Jobs died" Fortune 7:16 AM
  • "Prince Alwaleed talks up Apple, Twitter and the Murdochs – but hasn't heard of Yuri Milner" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:44 AM
  • "Apple Is Still A Buy, Despite The Odds" Seeking Alpha 10:03 AM
  • "What Is The Best Day Of The Week To Buy Apple?" Seeking Alpha 2:16 PM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks slide after China price data" MarketWatch 8:22 PM
  • "Computer Sciences soars, techs edge up: Rambus also jumps on Nvidia license deal; Oracle, RIM weigh" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. stocks end with slight gains; Caesars jumps/Analyst: Short-term austerity will only make Greek economy worse" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks Close Higher Despite Greek Debt Woes" TheStreet 8:21 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Higher as Traders Eye Greek Developments" FOXBusiness 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks inch higher as Greece remains in focus" CNNMoney 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Investors Monitor Greek Bailout Discussions" Bloomberg 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks Eke Out a Gain Amid Greek Debt Talks" CNBC 4:05 PM
  • "Banks Lift Stocks: Stocks drifted a smidgeon higher, as investors awaited an agreement among Greek politicians on reforms ahead of the country's second international bailout." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks to open higher on hopes for Greece" CNNMoney 9:25 AM
  • "Asian Markets Close Higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Advance on Greek Debt Talks Progress, Toyota Profit" Bloomberg 11:58 AM
  • "Stocks Again Wait for Greek Decision: Most European stock markets erased early gains to close lower, as investors were once again disappointed that an agreement on a second Greek rescue had yet to materialize." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:22 PM
  • "European Stocks Drop for a Third Day; BHP Billiton Shares Slide" Bloomberg 11:59 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks fall on absence of Greek deal/Greek leaders due to meet again to finalize bailout deal" MarketWatch 12:04 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:24 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:00 PM
  • "3 Booming Tech Stocks (Not Apple) to Own for 2012" TheStreet 9:54 AM
  • "2 Technology Stocks To Buy, With 1 Offering Nearly 25% Return" Seeking Alpha 9:53 AM

 
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