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Apple adds another ball to juggle, said to enter feature film business. With hardware updates lagging, OSes to finish, are there too many balls in the air, or is Apple able to juggle 'em all? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Apple's Friday surprise is a "multi-year partnership with Opra Winfrey" to "create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world"; WSJ cites sources claiming Apple will stay with less expensive LCD screens for future iPhones "as consumers balk at iPhone X price tag"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Gene Munster thinks Apple is about 5 years behind Netflix and further ahead with original content than we think; Bare Feats compares Direct X on Win 10 vs Metal 2 on macOS 10.13.5; Lory Gil reviews Airfoil for Mac; Jonny Evans ponders whether or not Apple has a hidden meaning behind naming the next macOS after a desert; GrayKey, a thorn in Apple's side, finds workaround to new security measures; Apple releases four (1, 2, 3, 4) advertisements called "Behind the Mac", some find the sudden focus on Macs "strange"; Apple "most awarded brand" at AICP Awards.

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  • "Apple sues Motorola Mobility over Qualcomm license" Reuters 3:44 PM
  • "Apple Sues Motorola in Latest Legal Spat: Apple Inc. filed a lawsuit against Motorola Mobility Inc. on Friday, saying Apple's iPhone 4S is protected under a license agreement from Qualcomm Inc." [Paid Membership Required] 9:31 PM
  • "New Apple suit targets Motorola over Qualcomm license" CNET News 3:49 PM
  • "Apple Sues Motorola Mobility to Block Claims in Germany" Bloomberg 3:44 PM
  • "Apple Sues Motorola Over Use of Qualcomm Chips in iPhone 4S" PC Magazine 8:46 PM
  • "Here's What Apple and Google Are Fighting Over: Search Goes Mobile by 2016"  AllThingsD 2:06 PM
  • "Apple sues Samsung in Mannheim over patent based on which Munich court denied preliminary injunction last week"  Foss Patents 10:03 AM
  • "Winning streak ends: Motorola Mobility fails to win 3G/UMTS-based injunction against Apple in Germany"  Foss Patents 7:43 AM
  • "Apple snatches a victory in Motorola patent wars" CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "Victory for Apple: German Court Denies Motorola Patent Claim" PCWorld 10:55 AM
  • "German Court Dismisses Motorola Patent Claim Against Apple" PC Magazine 9:38 AM
  • "Apple Files New Patent Lawsuit Against Samsung In California" paidContent 4:50 PM
  • "Apple Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement and gets Sued by SmartData" Patently Apple 8:17 AM
  • "Apple lodges new suit against Samsung over autocorrect, screen unlock" AppleInsider 2:21 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone takes big bites out of wireless carriers' profits: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, which pay hefty subsidies on the iPhones their customers buy, have seen their earnings and stock prices drop since they began offering the Apple handsets." Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 8:45 PM
  • "Apple crushes rivals under its heel in Euro fondleslab sales: iPad domination grew in Q4"  Channel Register 8:11 AM
  • "Apple iPad 3 mini? A 7-inch iPad is coming, analyst says" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 8:27 AM
  • "iOS passes Mac OS in Share of Web Traffic Propelled by Sales for Mobile and Tablet Devices"  Chitika 2:21 PM
  • "iOS Web traffic surpasses Mac OS X for first time? Maybe"  CNET News 2:11 PM
  • "Cannibalization of Mac OS X by iOS—does Apple even care?" Ars Technica 2:22 PM
  • "Mystery: Apple Secretive About Ongoing iTunes Store Hacks [Video] Mashable 4:49 PM
  • "Apple to Add Teleprompter Tools to iMovie and Final Cut Pro" Patently Apple 8:17 AM
  • "New tool cracks Apple iWork passwords" MacFixIt 5:25 PM
  • "Apple's Support Lead Shipping, Smartphones Outsell PCs, OS X Ported to ARM by Intern, and More" Low End Mac 2:27 PM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers" MacFixIt 8:52 PM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes Match confusion" Macworld 8:28 AM
  • "MacMost Now 669: Final Cut Pro Multicam Editing" [Video-based Tutorial] MacMost 8:40 AM
  • "MiJournal 1.1 offers simple tools for daily logs" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "Review: MacPaw's Gemini shreds duplicate files" FairerPlatform 8:52 AM
  • "OS X Lion: Replacing the 'Show/Hide' Button in Finder" The Mac Observer 7:58 AM
  • "Top 10 Free, Most Useful, Unique, Alternative Mac Apps" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "How To Copy All iOS 5 Photo Stream Images Automatically To A Folder On OS X Instead Of iPhoto" Redmond Pie 9:37 AM
  • "OS X Lion: Replacing the 'Show/Hide' Button in Finder" The Mac Observer 8:50 AM
  • "10.6: Make a universal 10.6.7 Snow Leopard installer" Mac OS X Hints 10:02 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Anyone Need A Therapist?" MacTrast 8:10 AM
  • "Particle Debris: The Hidden Gotchas of Browser Security" The Mac Observer 4:43 PM
  • "Analysis: Competitors Size up Apple's iBooks Author" The Mac Observer 10:19 AM
  • "Mac and iOS Browsers: Options Galore" Low End Mac 10:10 AM
  • "Apple OSX Lion & Microsoft Exchange: The End of Fanboy Days" ["I still carry my MacBook Air. For me, it is still the ultimate computer in the galaxy. I don't mind having the crippled Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 running on this computer because I don't do any administrative functions with it. But, if I didn't have an executive admin and an administrative assistant who keep my calendar, I would have to choose between crippled Outlook functions or non-functional appointment compatibility in iCal. Two unacceptable options."]  Shelly Palmer 8:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "WhatRoute gets new icon, loses legacy image" FairerPlatform 10:19 AM
  • "Tension Software announces it's first sandboxed app, NoteList 3.0 to stores data in a free format" Tension Software 9:02 AM
  • "Google releases Chrome 18 Beta -- get it now!" BetaNews 8:50 AM
  • "Empire: Total War Gold Edition coming to Mac" MacNN 8:28 AM
  • "Newly MXF File To FLV Converter for Mac Released By iLifesoft" prMac 8:56 PM
  • "Text Cleaner 3.5 Now Shipping - for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion" prMac 10:02 AM
  • "MacXDVD Software Upgraded Product Lines for the Upcoming iPad 3" prMac 8:28 AM
  • "PixelEspresso releases BadPlastic 1.0 for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Book Palette: First Templates for iBooks Author on the Mac App Store" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "XEffects Tech Transitions Released Exclusively for FCP X" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "A New Way to Organize your Photos with Photo Transformer" prMac 7:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "U.S. Air Force planning to purchase up to 18,000 iPads" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 8:46 PM
  • "Google guns for Apple TV: Google is working on an in-home entertainment gadget able to stream content from the internet - or, at least, it's testing such a device in employees' homes." Register Hardware 8:11 AM
  • "Apple vs. Google: The Stakes Are Rising/Google Inc. is developing a home-entertainment system that streams music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under the company's own brand, according to people briefed on the company's plans." [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "63% of iPhones were activated outside the U.S. last quarter: And that percentage is likely to increase sharply now that China has the iPhone 4S" Fortune 8:13 AM
  • "Sprint's iPhone Sales Connect With New Customers" WSJ Blogs 2:09 PM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn hacked" TG Daily 8:15 AM
  • "USA Today's internal app Stats show Amazon's Kindle Fire trouncing other Android tablets"  GeekWire 3:45 PM
  • "Apple Posts a Pair of New iPhone 4S Commercials: 'Road Trip' and 'Rock God'" Mac|Life 7:48 AM
  • "Apple founder Steve Jobs 'took drugs and abandoned his family" Telegraph 8:29 AM
  • "Steve Jobs file reveals frank assessments" CBS News 8:11 AM
  • "Steve Jobs did serve in the first Bush Administration" 9 to 5 Mac 8:40 AM
  • "BlackBerry out at U.S. climate agency, iPhone in" Reuters 2:30 PM
  • "Apple's new Siri ad: Remind me to do WHAT again? Would that the iPhone's intelligent assistant were as smart as the latest TV ad suggests" Fortune 8:57 AM
  • "Watch: Apple Wants To Convince You That Siri's Not A Silly Gimmick" Business Insider 8:28 AM
  • "Ngmoco Suffers Staff Lay-Offs As Development Of iOS Title Is Cancelled" RazorianFly 9:39 AM
  • "Like the Apple Store Nearby, but This One Has Windows" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Quick Cuts: Video Showcases Almost Every Apple Product in 30 Seconds" Techland 2:06 PM
  • "South African President, Jacob Zuma, Prepares Nation Address On iPad – [Photo] RazorianFly 8:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Hidden Tax on Every Smartphone and Tablet You Buy" Yahoo! News 4:49 PM
  • "Amazon readying 9-inch Kindle Fire for 2012, analyst predicts" CNET News 11:51 AM
  • "IT guy answers daughter's Facebook rant by shooting her laptop" [Video Report] The Register 11:20 AM
  • "Logitech Touch Mouse M600 has no buttons" TG Daily 11:14 AM
  • "Tech! Tech! Teeeeech! Women want gadgets for Valentine's" Register Hardware 11:23 AM
  • "Hackers target lonely hearts with Valentine's spam and phishing scams" PCWorld 11:13 AM
  • "Murtazin: The Samsung Galaxy S II Will See Ice Cream Sandwich On March 1" TechCrunch 11:12 AM
  • "With HD voice wireless firms dial up call quality" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:38 AM
  • "VMware Issues vCloud Integration Manager" eWeek 10:30 AM
  • "NXP swings to loss in Q4, optimistic on Q1" EE Times 10:29 AM
  • "Micron President Adams Says Computer Memory Prices Probably Bottomed Out" Bloomberg 10:09 AM
  • "Alibaba's Ma faces big Yahoo test" Reuters 10:00 AM
  • "275 PSP games will be downloadable on Vita" TG Daily 11:14 AM
  • "Hirai outlines vision for leaner Sony" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:34 AM
  • "Sony Incoming CEO Hirai Vows to Take Painful Decisions to Cut Fixed Costs" Bloomberg 10:09 AM
  • "Cars That Can Tweet Are Hitting the Road: WSJ's Joe White has details of new technologies being piled into vehicles, everything from 17-inch dashboard screens to abilities to check Facebook and purchase movie tickets." [Video Report] MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "Alcatel to Rearrange Work Force, Including Bringing Back Outsourced Jobs" [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Google Paid Out Over $700K For Security Flaw Detections" eWeek 10:30 AM
  • "Google Is Testing Wireless Entertainment Device, Filing Shows" Bloomberg 10:11 AM
  • "The Talk Show #78: Wow, is that a Pen? John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about the rumors of iPad 3, Windows 8 on ARM, LTE hardware, and Google Drive, about the Super Bowl ad Apple didn't run, the Samsung stylus, and Path doing the wrong thing the wrong way." 5by5 8:44 PM
  • "Engadget Podcast 280 - 02.10.2012" ["00:34:21 - Apple announcing iPad 3 first week of March? Anonymous sources think so"] Engadget 7:20 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets commentator Kirk McElhearn, the NDP Group's Stephen Baker, and Laptop magazine's Avram Piltch this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 4:03 PM
  • "iPad 3 rumors, iTunes Match royalties, universal apps, plus more! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 2:06 PM
  • "Macworld interview: Danny Dyer/Film actor, iPad fan, and concerned father of tech-savvy daughters" Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "Apple to disrupt notebook space with radically redesigned MacBook Pros" AppleInsider 2:08 PM
  • "More murmurs surface about 15-, 17-inch MacBook Airs" CNET News 2:08 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Bringing MacBook Air Styling to Pro Line" The Mac Observer 5:24 PM
  • "Goodbye white MacBook, Apple takes the MacBook Air into education with new five-pack, mobile lab programs" 9 to 5 Mac 7:15 PM
  • "Apple preps apps for 'truly amazing' iPad 3 (with Siri?)"  Computerworld 7:58 AM
  • "How iPad 3's Retina Display Resolution Would Compare to Other Screens" OS X Daily 8:01 AM
  • "Apple In 'Crunch Mode' With Devs To Get App Demos Ready For iPad 3 Launch [Rumor] Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Apple in 'crunch mode' preparing apps to demo iPad 3" CNET News 8:14 AM
  • "Report: Apple to Debut iPad 3 During First Week of March" DailyTech 9:00 AM
  • "[Rumor] iOS 5.1 update will be coming next month" AppleTell 8:50 AM
  • "AT&T Introduces LTE Micro-SIMs That You May Need For Your iPad 3" Cult of Mac 9:04 AM
  • "4G LTE Micro-SIMs arrive at AT&T locations; LTE iPad on the horizon?" BGR 10:25 AM
  • "Apple officially kills white MacBook, no longer sold to schools" The Verge 9:39 AM
  • "White MacBook Goes End-of-Life, Logitech Touch Mouse Supports Gestures, Firmware Updates, and More" Low End Mac 2:27 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Car Crusher For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:26 AM
  • "Element Defense For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:26 AM
  • "Bag It! HD For iPhone and iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:26 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 33 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:28 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "Lowest price Mac desktops from MacMall: New Minis start at $551, iMacs at $1086" 9 to 5 Mac 8:10 AM
  • "DealNN roundup: refurb. 2.8GHz Mac Pro, cut to $2119" iPodNN 10:24 AM

  • "Video Review: Skech Blueboard iPad 2 Keyboard Case" Run Around Tech 9:11 AM
  • "Hands-on with the snappy Gizmon iCA iPhone case" CNET News 1:59 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Advanced task managers on iOS" Download 2:11 PM
  • "Vonage Mobile – Offers FREE Vonage to Vongage Calls iOS or Android" Best App Site 7:56 AM
  • "Writing Kit Review: Writing Kit is a text editor that focuses on writing and editing text in markdown format." 148Apps 8:15 AM
  • "Doodlecast Pro Review: A simple recording tool with endless possibilities." 148Apps 10:10 AM
  • "Remarks Review: Remarks has the raw ingredients of a great app, but lacks some basic features." 148Apps 2:21 PM
  • "Apps for Cartoon-like Output on the iPhone: Cartoonatic, Cartoon the World and ToonCamera" eXtensions 7:57 AM
  • "Irreverence as Art: Art Jam Paintings Free" eXtensions 7:58 AM
  • "'End Night HD' iPad Review - An Ambitious and Horrifying Shooter" Touch Arcade 9:12 AM
  • "iOS App Review: Football kicking games" Macworld 3:46 PM
  • "Game Your Video Review: Video editing app offers easy-to-apply special effects and more" Macworld 9:10 AM
  • "Lol-a-Coaster Review: Ride the rails in a roller coaster powered by sweets, but be sure to avoid any obstacles or the outrageous ride will get cut short." 148Apps 2:21 PM
  • "Protoxide: Death Race Review/Battle and race futuristic craft in an alternate world" 148Apps 2:21 PM
  • "Jigsaw Mansion 2 Review: Jigsaw Mansion 2 is bound to make plenty of puzzle fans (as in puzzle-puzzles) happy, so long as they don't mind having their hand held all the time." 148Apps 2:21 PM
  • "Caylus Review: Caylus has all the trappings of a deep iOS board game, assuming complexity isn't a problem." 148Apps 9:06 AM
  • "Working with Outline Fonts in Illustrator" [Video-based Tutorial] Layers Magazine 10:47 AM
  • "Buying a tablet on a budget: Android or iPad?" CNET News 2:11 PM
  • "Windows on ARM vs. iPad: the New Mac/PC War?"  PC Magazine 8:52 PM
  • "Thunderbolt: One year later" Macworld 7:21 PM
  • "Rip-off Report: AT&T doubling its device upgrade fee" iDownload Blog 5:39 PM
  • "Why iPad Textbooks Are Still Too Expensive for Schools [Infographic] Mashable 4:44 PM
  • "9 Powerful Business Uses For Tablet Computers: From the warehouse to the sales floor, see how companies creatively use iPads and other tablets to save time and money, sell more, and delight customers. Tablets may even find a home on garbage trucks." [Slideshow] InformationWeek 2:29 PM
  • "The 'Apple Should Be Worried If Anyone Else Has Any Success Whatsoever' School of Thought"  Daring Fireball 2:24 PM
  • "Before We Extinguish Flash, Let's Get HTML5 Right: Clearly, HTML5's star is rising. But declaring that Flash should be retired in favour of HTML5 is a bit like saying that everyone should adopt electric cars. Because although we can all agree it's a good idea conceptually, the infrastructure is just not there yet, particularly for online advertising." figaro|digital 2:23 PM
  • "Four Reasons Why Google Won't Be Able To Compete With Apple" Forbes 2:18 PM
  • "White MacBook, It Was Good Living With You" AllThingsD 2:11 PM
  • "Enterprise Mobility: iPad 3: 10 Design Ideas Apple Should Borrow" [Slideshow] eWeek 2:08 PM
  • "MacBook Air with Windows 7 review: the ultrabook to rule them all? Does putting Windows 7 on the MacBook Air make it the best ultrabook?" The Verge 10:03 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: ZDNuts" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:02 AM
  • "China syndrome redux: Why it really is about Apple" iMore 9:31 PM
  • "'These working conditions are appalling, especially for Apple'" The Register 9:37 AM
  • "Why Does Apple's Manufacturing Bother Us So Much?"  Forbes 9:37 AM
  • "Apple Wins Skirmish With Motorola on the German Front" AllThingsD 2:11 PM
  • "Motorola v. Apple 3G patent suit tossed by German court" GigaOM 9:10 AM
  • "Ways An 'ITV' Could Stand Out From The Competition" MacNews 8:33 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' FBI File Released – Had Top Secret Government Clearance" PadGadget 8:28 AM
  • "Sale Or License? Sister Sledge Sues Over ITunes" Slashdot 8:27 AM
  • "Why Amazon needs a bigger Kindle Fire, as explained by Steve Jobs" GeekWire 8:12 AM
  • "Ron Johnson: Retailing is hard, but Steve told me to trust my intuition and do the right thing" 9 to 5 Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Scrambling to Meet iPad 3 Deadline" Minyanville 2:07 PM
  • "iPad 3 coming first week of March? Yep" Mac.Blorge 1:59 PM
  • "Apple Scrambling to Meet iPad 3 Deadline" Minyanville 1:59 PM
  • "Macca and ATV" YMPNow 7:55 AM
  • "Price Could Be the Next iPad Event's Biggest Surprise" MacNewsWorld 7:48 AM
  • "Best Android alternatives to iPod Touch" CNET News 9:09 PM
  • "Tips for keeping your browsing private" [Video Report] CNET News 11:50 AM
  • "Top 10 Valentine's Day technology matches made in heaven" V3 11:29 AM
  • "Verizon's Latest LTE Smartphone Leaked: Is This The HTC Incredible 3?" TechCrunch 11:11 AM
  • "Is This Living Room Big Enough for My TV?" New York Times 10:55 AM
  • "RIM Blackberry 7.1 and Playbook OS 2.0 video demo" V3 11:28 AM
  • "Coming soon from BlackBerry: 5 things to look forward to" CIO 10:40 AM
  • "Cray courts the big data market: But do we still need supercomputers when we have Hadoop?" IDG News Service 10:40 AM
  • "Google: Will it be vulnerable in mobile search?" ZDNet 11:35 AM
  • "Trying to Be Optimistic About a Google Music-Streaming System" Techland 11:25 AM
  • "After Motorola Deal Approval, Can Google Hardware Be Far Behind?" Time 11:26 AM
  • "Google pushes your buttons in its top strip bar - AGAIN: Google has once again rejigged its user account navigation bar, making it ever more slavish to the company's strange devotion to all things social within its silo." The Register 11:19 AM
  • "Google 'Drive' Could Step on Cloud Partners' Toes" PCWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Chrome on Android: The InfoWorld tour" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:39 AM
  • "Thanks to the cloud, integration is back -- with a twist" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "How Vita-PSP Game Compatibility Works, Launch Support List Available Now" Techland 11:27 AM
  • "Video game sales fall ahead of PlayStation Vita launch" BBC 10:06 AM
  • "OMG, Mark Zuckerberg is Controlling the Social Revolution!" The Motley Fool 9:46 AM
  • "Amazon Kindle commercial -a deleted scene" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 7:55 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Diesel Sweeties turns iBooks Author experiment into successful Kickstarter" TUAW 7:20 PM
  • "iPhone game to benefit Foxconn employee who attempted suicide" MSNBC 7:20 PM
  • "Instagram 2.1 Released With Improved Design, Sierra Filter, and Lux" iClarified 7:20 PM
  • "File-sharing app Droplr back on iPhone with version 2.0" The Verge 3:46 PM
  • "Top ten iPhone apps: Here's 10 great apps that you should download for your iPhone" PC Advisor 2:09 PM
  • "Say hello to Sara - Siri for jailbroken iOS devices" ZDNet 2:06 PM
  • "Circuit Playground App Caters to Electronics Hobbyists" Wired 10:54 AM
  • "Distillation Becomes Fun In The Tower Of Zarbartz" App Advice 10:18 AM
  • "iBackFlip launches Somersault case for iPad" iLounge 10:04 AM
  • "OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 only $28.95" iMore 9:22 AM
  • "Ashley Clifford Secures Sponsorship with iPhone/Android app Firm Bluefin" PRWeb 9:05 AM
  • "Apple's Unethical App Store Marketing Crackdown Gains ComboApp's Support" PRWeb 9:05 AM
  • "FloorPlanOnline Launches Robust Real Estate Virtual Tour Website for iPad and Other Tablet Devices" PRWeb 9:05 AM
  • "Freed-Hardeman University iKnow Initiative Named Apple Distinguished Program" PRWeb 9:05 AM
  • "Now launched: 'Inclusive Britain' iPhone app makes it easier to find accessible places in the UK" PRWeb 9:05 AM
  • "CustomWeather and EarthBuzz Partner to Offer 'Social Weather' App" Business Wire 9:04 AM
  • "Apps Genius to Raise $1 Million in Registered Direct Offering" Business Wire 9:04 AM
  • "Mac gear: 'The best keyboard Apple ever made" FairerPlatform 8:53 AM
  • "MSN for iPad Finally Washes Ashore in America" Mac|Life 8:18 AM
  • "Brickcase for iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S (Black)" USBfever 8:18 AM
  • "Add Swipe Navigation to the iOS Music App" iClarified 8:01 AM
  • "RecognizeMe 2.0 Unlocks Your iPhone Using Biometric Facial Recognition" iClarified 8:01 AM
  • "Take A Photo And Stop Your Junk Mail With PaperKarma" TechCrunch 8:00 AM
  • "Twitch for iOS - Instantly Animate Your Twitter Profile Picture" prMac 9:03 AM
  • "Massive Success of Aah! Romantic - Dating Advice App for Valentine's Day" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Emoji Card App for iOS Makes Smilies Readable on Any Platform" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "iPad version of a popular Facebook game Go Fishing! released" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Brainium Studios creates the best Spider Solitaire App for iPhone" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "X-Ray Effect 1.0 for iOS - Live Video X-Ray Effect on Any iDevice Camera" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "InnoLab announces Bowling Paradise Game - A Paradise For Bowling" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "The Title Race Football Quiz - iOS football trivia game Out Now!" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "ArtGenius Italian Renaissance 1.0 Brings Fine Art To The Masses" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Lightwood Games makes Sudoku a Party with unique online gameplay for iOS" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "To Make iPhone 4S And iPod Match Valentine's Day 2012 Perfectly" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Never miss a homework deadline again with Homework Plan 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Umotion 2D will be released on Friday February 3rd by NuOxygen" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Innovative Rugby: Six Nations App Better Than TV, Say Fans" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Track where your money goes with Easy Spending app" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Tweet Land - The Before and After of Videogames" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "10- and 14-yr Old Girls Create iPad Ebook - Fuzzy Wuzzy and Other Tails" prMac 7:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Google's Privacy Blowback Helps Microsoft Gain Mindshare" Forbes 9:46 AM
  • "Windows 8 for tablets explained ahead of preview" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Sinofsky shows off Windows 8 on ARM and Office15" The Register 11:24 AM
  • "Microsoft's Sinofsky reveals Windows on ARM ambitions" BBC 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft talks up Windows 8 for ARM hardware" V3 11:28 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 8 on ARM Could Challenge Apple iPad 3" eWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Meet Windows on ARM, Microsoft's New Tablet Platform" Wired 11:33 AM
  • "Windows 8 on ARM: The Big Questions" Tech.pinions 2:07 PM
  • "Windows on ARM is the future" BetaNews 2:23 PM
  • "Microsoft brings the walled garden to Windows on ARM" BetaNews 2:23 PM
  • "Microsoft: No plug-ins allowed on Windows on ARM" ZDNet 11:36 AM
  • "Like the Apple Store Nearby, but This One Has Windows" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft to issue more critical patches next week for Windows 7 than XP: IE update is likely the one users will want to apply ASAP, say researchers" Computerworld 10:40 AM
  • "Microsoft to send users 4 critical patches on Valentine's Day" The Register 11:18 AM
  • "Xbox 360 scores huge sales win in January" CNET News 9:50 AM
  • "Taiwan market: HP opens first all-service center" DigiTimes 10:28 AM
  • "Intel pays peanuts to settle NY antitrust suit" The Register 11:19 AM
  • "Intel, New York Attorney General Settle Antitrust Lawsuit" eWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Intel settles US anti-trust case with US government for $6.5m" V3 11:29 AM
  • "Intel pays $6.5m to end New York lawsuit" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:33 AM
  • "New York Attorney General Settles Case Against Intel" IDG News Service 10:54 AM
  • "Cisco Fuels Tech Rally's Fire" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "Jury strikes down patent troll's claim to own the Web" Wired 10:20 AM
  • "Eolas fails to patent the web" TG Daily 11:14 AM
  • "Eolas loses in Web patents claim against Google and others: The defendants and counterclaimants in the case include top Internet companies like Google and" IDG News Service 10:23 AM
  • "Oracle's Larry Ellison Wants to Buy the Cloud" Forbes 2:18 PM
  • "Java compiler would enable high-quality code, efficient memory use: Advocates of Graal project, including Oracle reps, seek dynamic compiler to be used with multiple JVMs" InfoWorld 10:56 AM
  • "The future of browsing...[video] ZDNet 11:37 AM
  • "IT job spotting: Top 20 metro areas for tech jobs/ reports the top 20 metro areas for tech jobs, based on how much IT pros are getting paid and the number of open positions" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:39 AM
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Apple News
  • "Apple shares climb 7% for the week" MarketWatch 3:44 PM
  • "Why did Apple pop Thursday? Investors search for reasons the company's market cap grew by $15 billion in one day" Fortune 8:12 AM
  • "Following up: When will Apple's share price reach $500" asymco 7:43 AM
  • "Apple more valuable than Google and Microsoft combined" T3 9:22 AM
  • "Should Apple Pay A Dividend? In A Word: No" Forbes 2:18 PM
  • "An Apple Dividend Is On Its Way And The Smart Money Knows It" Seeking Alpha 2:17 PM
  • "Apple's sauce could pay dividends" MarketWatch 2:17 PM
  • "Apple's Record Run: $500 Is a Magic Number" CNBC 2:16 PM
  • "Apple Flirts With $500" [Video Report] CNBC 10:02 AM
  • "Mizuho Securities Starts Apple Coverage with $635 Target" The Mac Observer 12:35 PM
  • "Are dividend hopes driving Apple's shares higher?" MarketWatch 2:08 PM
  • "2%-3% dividend suggested as best use of Apple's $100B in cash" AppleInsider 8:57 AM
  • "iPad 3 rumors bear fruit for Apple stock" Boston Herald 8:13 AM
  • "Let Samsung Illuminate Your Decision To Dump Apple" Forbes 10:38 AM
  • "Apple's Gain Is Nuance's Pain" TheStreet 9:37 AM
Industry News
  • "LinkedIn shines, but techs slip in broad decline" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "U.S. stocks post worst day of the year: CBOE's Volatility Index spikes; S&P 500 quits weekly win streak" MarketWatch 5:40 PM
  • "Dow Takes Worst Fall of 2012 as Greek Deal Unravels" FOXBusiness 5:40 PM
  • "S&P 500 Snaps Five-Week Advance" Bloomberg 5:40 PM
  • "Stocks Slugged by Chaos in Athens" TheStreet 5:40 PM
  • "Stocks close out week with modest declines" CNNMoney 5:40 PM
  • "Dow Falls 89 Points, Its Worst Day of 2012" [Paid Membership Required] 5:40 PM
  • "Stocks set to slide on new Greek worries" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stocks end lower on Greece woes: Trade surplus reaches three-year highs" MarketWatch 5:41 PM
  • "U.K. stocks fall amid uncertainty over Greece: Miners, financial firms under pressure" MarketWatch 5:41 PM
  • "Asian Markets Mostly Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Pare Best Run Since '05 as Europe Delays Greek Aid" Bloomberg 11:31 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets fall amid Greek woes; China rises" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "European Stocks Sink" [Paid Membership Required] 11:43 AM
  • "European Stocks Decline on Greek Impasse; Saab, Commerzbank Fall" Bloomberg 11:32 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks slide as Greek worries intensify/Alcatel-Lucent soars, Cable & Wireless sinks after corporate updates" MarketWatch 11:40 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:25 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:25 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:16 PM
  • "Videogame stocks sink on weak sales data" MarketWatch 11:44 AM

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