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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Apple requests U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus based on four high-power patents" Foss Patents 7:10 AM
  • "Apple files another US patent suit against Samsung: This time, Apple takes aim at the Galaxy Nexus smartphone" Computerworld 7:46 PM
  • "Apple sues Motorola over Qualcomm to protect industry standards" Computerworld 7:54 AM
  • "Apple attacks Motorola's efforts to block iPhone 4S using standards patents, asks for huge damages" AppleInsider 4:36 PM
  • "A Riveting Read: Apple Files a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against Motorola" Patently Apple 10:37 AM
  • "Apple's U.S. 'antisuit lawsuit' against Motorola over Qualcomm license could make major difference in Germany" Foss Patents 4:38 PM
  • "How does Apple really work? Well, there's an app (oops) book to explain it" Winnipeg Free Press 7:01 AM
  • "Apple Is Now Suing Samsung Over Autocorrect" Gizmodo UK 6:59 AM
  • "Apple's week filled with iPad 3 rumors, court dates" CNET News 7:19 AM
  • "Who first called Apple at $500?"  Fortune 7:52 AM
  • "iOS passes Mac OS in Share of Web Traffic Propelled by Sales for Mobile and Tablet Devices"  Chitika 2/10
  • "iOS Web traffic surpasses Mac OS X for first time? Maybe"  CNET News 2/10
  • "Cannibalization of Mac OS X by iOS—does Apple even care?" Ars Technica 2/10
  • "Mystery: Apple Secretive About Ongoing iTunes Store Hacks [Video] Mashable 2/10
  • "Apple to Add Teleprompter Tools to iMovie and Final Cut Pro" Patently Apple 2/10
  • "New tool cracks Apple iWork passwords" MacFixIt 2/10
  • "Apple's Support Lead Shipping, Smartphones Outsell PCs, OS X Ported to ARM by Intern, and More" Low End Mac 2/10
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers" MacFixIt 2/10
  • "Bookle: Hands-on with the new Mac EPUB reader app" TUAW 6:19 PM
  • "Quicken and Alternatives; Eudora" MacInTouch 5:22 PM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes Match confusion" Macworld 2/10
  • "MacMost Now 669: Final Cut Pro Multicam Editing" [Video-based Tutorial] MacMost 2/10
  • "MiJournal 1.1 offers simple tools for daily logs" Macworld 2/10
  • "Review: MacPaw's Gemini shreds duplicate files" FairerPlatform 2/10
  • "OS X Lion: Replacing the 'Show/Hide' Button in Finder" The Mac Observer 2/10
  • "Top 10 Free, Most Useful, Unique, Alternative Mac Apps" Mac 360 2/10
  • "How To Copy All iOS 5 Photo Stream Images Automatically To A Folder On OS X Instead Of iPhoto" Redmond Pie 2/10
  • "OS X Lion: Replacing the 'Show/Hide' Button in Finder" The Mac Observer 2/10
  • "10.6: Make a universal 10.6.7 Snow Leopard installer" Mac OS X Hints 2/10
  • "Mac Tip: Anyone Need A Therapist?" MacTrast 2/10
  • "Particle Debris: The Hidden Gotchas of Browser Security" The Mac Observer 2/10
  • "Mac and iOS Browsers: Options Galore" Low End Mac 2/10
  • "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 2/10
Press Releases
  • "Fun Game: A Dark Castle, A Wolf, A Ghost and You" Cult of Mac 4:49 PM
  • "Newly DVD to QuickTime Converter for Mac Released By E-PDF" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Tension Software announces it's first sandboxed app, NoteList 3.0 to stores data in a free format" Tension Software 2/10
  • "Google releases Chrome 18 Beta -- get it now!" BetaNews 2/10
  • "Empire: Total War Gold Edition coming to Mac" MacNN 2/10
  • "Newly MXF File To FLV Converter for Mac Released By iLifesoft" prMac 2/10
  • "Text Cleaner 3.5 Now Shipping - for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion" prMac 2/10
  • "MacXDVD Software Upgraded Product Lines for the Upcoming iPad 3" prMac 2/10
  • "PixelEspresso releases BadPlastic 1.0 for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion" prMac 2/10
  • "Book Palette: First Templates for iBooks Author on the Mac App Store" prMac 2/10
  • "XEffects Tech Transitions Released Exclusively for FCP X" prMac 2/10
  • "A New Way to Organize your Photos with Photo Transformer" prMac 2/10
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Weekly Wrap: iPad 3, Mission Control tips, and more" Macworld 5:23 PM
  • "Using apps to help treat autism" Macworld 8:45 AM
  • "US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration drops BlackBerry for iPhone" The Verge 7:22 AM
  • "U.S. Air Force planning to purchase up to 18,000 iPads" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 2/10
  • "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 2/10
  • "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] 2/10
  • "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 2/10
  • "Sprint's iPhone Sales Connect With New Customers" WSJ Blogs 2/10
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn hacked" TG Daily 2/10
  • "USA Today's internal app Stats show Amazon's Kindle Fire trouncing other Android tablets"  GeekWire 2/10
  • "Apple Posts a Pair of New iPhone 4S Commercials: 'Road Trip' and 'Rock God'" Mac|Life 2/10
  • "Apple founder Steve Jobs 'took drugs and abandoned his family" Telegraph 2/10
  • "Steve Jobs file reveals frank assessments" CBS News 2/10
  • "Steve Jobs did serve in the first Bush Administration" 9 to 5 Mac 2/10
  • "BlackBerry out at U.S. climate agency, iPhone in" Reuters 2/10
  • "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 2/10
  • "Watch: Apple Wants To Convince You That Siri's Not A Silly Gimmick" Business Insider 2/10
  • "Ngmoco Suffers Staff Lay-Offs As Development Of iOS Title Is Cancelled" RazorianFly 2/10
  • "Like the Apple Store Nearby, but This One Has Windows" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/10
  • "Quick Cuts: Video Showcases Almost Every Apple Product in 30 Seconds" Techland 2/10
  • "South African President, Jacob Zuma, Prepares Nation Address On iPad – [Photo] RazorianFly 2/10
Non-Apple News
  • "The Hidden Tax on Every Smartphone and Tablet You Buy" Yahoo! News 2/10
  • "Amazon readying 9-inch Kindle Fire for 2012, analyst predicts" CNET News 2/10
  • "IT guy answers daughter's Facebook rant by shooting her laptop" [Video Report] The Register 2/10
  • "Logitech Touch Mouse M600 has no buttons" TG Daily 2/10
  • "Hackers target lonely hearts with Valentine's spam and phishing scams" PCWorld 2/10
  • "Murtazin: The Samsung Galaxy S II Will See Ice Cream Sandwich On March 1" TechCrunch 2/10
  • "With HD voice wireless firms dial up call quality" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 2/10
  • "VMware Issues vCloud Integration Manager" eWeek 2/10
  • "NXP swings to loss in Q4, optimistic on Q1" EE Times 2/10
  • "Micron President Adams Says Computer Memory Prices Probably Bottomed Out" Bloomberg 2/10
  • "Alibaba's Ma faces big Yahoo test" Reuters 2/10
  • "275 PSP games will be downloadable on Vita" TG Daily 2/10
  • "Hirai outlines vision for leaner Sony" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/10
  • "Sony Incoming CEO Hirai Vows to Take Painful Decisions to Cut Fixed Costs" Bloomberg 2/10
  • "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 2/10
  • "Alcatel to Rearrange Work Force, Including Bringing Back Outsourced Jobs" [Paid Membership Required] 2/10
  • "Google Paid Out Over $700K For Security Flaw Detections" eWeek 2/10
  • "Google Is Testing Wireless Entertainment Device, Filing Shows" Bloomberg 2/10
  • "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 2/10
  • "Engadget Podcast 280 - 02.10.2012" ["00:34:21 - Apple announcing iPad 3 first week of March? Anonymous sources think so"] Engadget 2/10
  • "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 2/10
  • "iPad 3 rumors, iTunes Match royalties, universal apps, plus more! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 2/10
  • "Macworld interview: Danny Dyer/Film actor, iPad fan, and concerned father of tech-savvy daughters" Macworld UK 2/10
  • "iPad 3 incoming, WiFi + 3G iPad 2 models facing supply constraints and shortages at major retailers" 9 to 5 Mac 4:37 PM
  • "Apple's iPad 3 Could Include Retina Display, Faster Processor, Bigger Battery" eWeek 2:55 PM
  • "Apple to disrupt notebook space with radically redesigned MacBook Pros" AppleInsider 2/10
  • "More murmurs surface about 15-, 17-inch MacBook Airs" CNET News 2/10
  • "Apple Reportedly Bringing MacBook Air Styling to Pro Line" The Mac Observer 2/10
  • "Goodbye white MacBook, Apple takes the MacBook Air into education with new five-pack, mobile lab programs" 9 to 5 Mac 2/10
  • "Apple preps apps for 'truly amazing' iPad 3 (with Siri?)"  Computerworld 2/10
  • "How iPad 3's Retina Display Resolution Would Compare to Other Screens" OS X Daily 2/10
  • "Apple In 'Crunch Mode' With Devs To Get App Demos Ready For iPad 3 Launch [Rumor] Cult of Mac 2/10
  • "Apple in 'crunch mode' preparing apps to demo iPad 3" CNET News 2/10
  • "Report: Apple to Debut iPad 3 During First Week of March" DailyTech 2/10
  • "[Rumor] iOS 5.1 update will be coming next month" AppleTell 2/10
  • "AT&T Introduces LTE Micro-SIMs That You May Need For Your iPad 3" Cult of Mac 2/10
  • "4G LTE Micro-SIMs arrive at AT&T locations; LTE iPad on the horizon?" BGR 2/10
  • "Apple officially kills white MacBook, no longer sold to schools" The Verge 2/10
  • "White MacBook Goes End-of-Life, Logitech Touch Mouse Supports Gestures, Firmware Updates, and More" Low End Mac 2/10
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Super KO Boxing 2 For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:44 AM
  • "Companions For iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 2:51 PM
  • "Farm Frenzy 3 HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99) And Also Free For iPhone (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4:12 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 2:56 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -Closeout, Refurbished & Used" MacReviewZone 2:56 PM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -The Best Mac mini Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:56 PM
  • ""FAQ: WOA vs. x86, which Windows tablet to pick? Much depends on how 'free' Office apps will be on ARM-based tablets" PC Advisor 2:51 PM
  • "Weekend Mac deals: Five refurbished MacBook Airs for under a grand" FairerPlatform 10:38 AM
  • "iPhone, iPad And Android Games On Sale: Sega's Valentine's Day Present/Sega offers discounts on a number of titles" WebProNews 7:36 AM
  • "Car Crusher For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/10
  • "Element Defense For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 2/10
  • "Bag It! HD For iPhone and iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 2/10
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 33 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 2/10
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 2/10
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/10
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/10
  • "Lowest price Mac desktops from MacMall: New Minis start at $551, iMacs at $1086" 9 to 5 Mac 2/10
  • "DealNN roundup: refurb. 2.8GHz Mac Pro, cut to $2119" iPodNN 2/10

  • "Performance Comparison: A 2008 and 2011 MacBook Pro Matchup" MacReviewZone 7:52 AM
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Dave's not here" Macworld 11:30 AM
  • "Video Review: Skech Blueboard iPad 2 Keyboard Case" Run Around Tech 2/10
  • "Hands-on with the snappy Gizmon iCA iPhone case" CNET News 2/10
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Fotopedia Women of the World: Beautiful Photographs, Diluted Message" eXtensions 7:55 AM
  • "Advanced task managers on iOS" Download 2/10
  • "Vonage Mobile – Offers FREE Vonage to Vongage Calls iOS or Android" Best App Site 2/10
  • "Writing Kit Review: Writing Kit is a text editor that focuses on writing and editing text in markdown format." 148Apps 2/10
  • "Doodlecast Pro Review: A simple recording tool with endless possibilities." 148Apps 2/10
  • "Remarks Review: Remarks has the raw ingredients of a great app, but lacks some basic features." 148Apps 2/10
  • "Apps for Cartoon-like Output on the iPhone: Cartoonatic, Cartoon the World and ToonCamera" eXtensions 2/10
  • "Irreverence as Art: Art Jam Paintings Free" eXtensions 2/10
  • "'End Night HD' iPad Review - An Ambitious and Horrifying Shooter" Touch Arcade 2/10
  • "iOS App Review: Football kicking games" Macworld 2/10
  • "Game Your Video Review: Video editing app offers easy-to-apply special effects and more" Macworld 2/10
  • "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 2/10
  • "Protoxide: Death Race Review/Battle and race futuristic craft in an alternate world" 148Apps 2/10
  • "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 2/10
  • "Caylus Review: Caylus has all the trappings of a deep iOS board game, assuming complexity isn't a problem." 148Apps 2/10
  • "Working with Outline Fonts in Illustrator" [Video-based Tutorial] Layers Magazine 2/10
  • "Buying a tablet on a budget: Android or iPad?" CNET News 2/10
  • "How To avoid sounding dumb when you write about Apple" TUAW 5:01 PM
  • "Apple seeks to ban Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, but it's really going after Android 4.0" The Verge 6:21 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: iPad 3 Frenzy, Big-time Apple & Steve Jobs, G-Man" The Mac Observer 4:46 PM
  • "The Real Reasons Apple Will Ship a 7-Inch iPad" Cult of Mac 4:30 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Place your bets!" Macworld 10:54 AM
  • "Following Path's contact fiasco, Instagram silently adds a contact list access prompt" The Next Web 10:54 AM
  • "iMac robot, faux Steve Jobs snapped in Tokyo" CNET News 10:40 AM
  • "Cannibalization of Mac OS X by iOS—does Apple even care?" Ars Technica 5:17 PM
  • "Rumor: Brand New MacBook Pro Design Coming This Year" AppleBitch 8:43 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple to redesign MacBook Pro laptops to resemble MacBook Air" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Apple to refresh MacBook Pros into thin air" Cheap Laptops 6:59 AM
  • "Windows on ARM vs. iPad: the New Mac/PC War?"  PC Magazine 2/10
  • "Thunderbolt: One year later" Macworld 2/10
  • "Rip-off Report: AT&T doubling its device upgrade fee" iDownload Blog 2/10
  • "Why iPad Textbooks Are Still Too Expensive for Schools [Infographic] Mashable 2/10
  • "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 2/10
  • "The 'Apple Should Be Worried If Anyone Else Has Any Success Whatsoever' School of Thought"  Daring Fireball 2/10
  • "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 2/10
  • "Four Reasons Why Google Won't Be Able To Compete With Apple" Forbes 2/10
  • "White MacBook, It Was Good Living With You" AllThingsD 2/10
  • "Enterprise Mobility: iPad 3: 10 Design Ideas Apple Should Borrow" [Slideshow] eWeek 2/10
  • "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 2/10
  • "The Macalope Daily: ZDNuts" Macworld [Insider Content] 2/10
  • "China syndrome redux: Why it really is about Apple" iMore 2/10
  • "'These working conditions are appalling, especially for Apple'" The Register 2/10
  • "Why Does Apple's Manufacturing Bother Us So Much?"  Forbes 2/10
  • "Apple Wins Skirmish With Motorola on the German Front" AllThingsD 2/10
  • "Motorola v. Apple 3G patent suit tossed by German court" GigaOM 2/10
  • "Ways An 'ITV' Could Stand Out From The Competition" MacNews 2/10
  • "Steve Jobs' FBI File Released – Had Top Secret Government Clearance" PadGadget 2/10
  • "Sale Or License? Sister Sledge Sues Over ITunes" Slashdot 2/10
  • "Why Amazon needs a bigger Kindle Fire, as explained by Steve Jobs" GeekWire 2/10
  • "Ron Johnson: Retailing is hard, but Steve told me to trust my intuition and do the right thing" 9 to 5 Mac 2/10
  • "Apple Scrambling to Meet iPad 3 Deadline" Minyanville 2/10
  • "iPad 3 coming first week of March? Yep" Mac.Blorge 2/10
  • "Apple Scrambling to Meet iPad 3 Deadline" Minyanville 2/10
  • "Macca and ATV" YMPNow 2/10
  • "Price Could Be the Next iPad Event's Biggest Surprise" MacNewsWorld 2/10
  • "Which is less expensive: Amazon or self-hosted?" GigaOM 5:10 PM
  • "What to make of AT&T's vanishing spectrum crisis" GigaOM 5:11 PM
  • "Vincent Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' recreated using multitouch, interactive animation" The Verge 7:26 AM
  • "Amazon gets creative with focus on original Video content" AppleInsider 7:02 AM
  • "Best Android alternatives to iPod Touch" CNET News 2/10
  • "Tips for keeping your browsing private" [Video Report] CNET News 2/10
  • "Top 10 Valentine's Day technology matches made in heaven" V3 2/10
  • "Verizon's Latest LTE Smartphone Leaked: Is This The HTC Incredible 3?" TechCrunch 2/10
  • "RIM Blackberry 7.1 and Playbook OS 2.0 video demo" V3 2/10
  • "Coming soon from BlackBerry: 5 things to look forward to" CIO 2/10
  • "Cray courts the big data market: But do we still need supercomputers when we have Hadoop?" IDG News Service 2/10
  • "Google: Will it be vulnerable in mobile search?" ZDNet 2/10
  • "Trying to Be Optimistic About a Google Music-Streaming System" Techland 2/10
  • "After Motorola Deal Approval, Can Google Hardware Be Far Behind?" Time 2/10
  • "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 2/10
  • "Google 'Drive' Could Step on Cloud Partners' Toes" PCWorld 2/10
  • "Chrome on Android: The InfoWorld tour" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 2/10
  • "Thanks to the cloud, integration is back -- with a twist" InfoWorld 2/10
  • "How Vita-PSP Game Compatibility Works, Launch Support List Available Now" Techland 2/10
  • "Video game sales fall ahead of PlayStation Vita launch" BBC 2/10
  • "OMG, Mark Zuckerberg is Controlling the Social Revolution!" The Motley Fool 2/10
  • "Steve Jobs Joins the Fight in Soulcalibur V: Apple's former-CEO and more recreated in Namco Bandai's latest fighter." IGN 11:04 AM
  • "Amazon Kindle commercial -a deleted scene" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 2/10
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Get the #1 iPhone and iPad Statistics App Created by RealSimpleEDU" prMac 11:41 AM
  • "Siri's Rival Speaktoit Is Now Available on iOS" Softpedia 7:36 AM
  • "Spotify for iOS gets 320Kbps streams, Foursquare gets NFC" Electronista 7:07 AM
  • "Instagram v2.1: Apple's 2011 'App of the Year' has new UI, notifications, filter, and enhancement feature" 9 to 5 Mac 7:06 AM
  • "Diesel Sweeties turns iBooks Author experiment into successful Kickstarter" TUAW 2/10
  • "iPhone game to benefit Foxconn employee who attempted suicide" MSNBC 2/10
  • "Instagram 2.1 Released With Improved Design, Sierra Filter, and Lux" iClarified 2/10
  • "File-sharing app Droplr back on iPhone with version 2.0" The Verge 2/10
  • "Top ten iPhone apps: Here's 10 great apps that you should download for your iPhone" PC Advisor 2/10
  • "Say hello to Sara - Siri for jailbroken iOS devices" ZDNet 2/10
  • "Circuit Playground App Caters to Electronics Hobbyists" Wired 2/10
  • "Distillation Becomes Fun In The Tower Of Zarbartz" App Advice 2/10
  • "iBackFlip launches Somersault case for iPad" iLounge 2/10
  • "OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 only $28.95" iMore 2/10
  • "Ashley Clifford Secures Sponsorship with iPhone/Android app Firm Bluefin" PRWeb 2/10
  • "Apple's Unethical App Store Marketing Crackdown Gains ComboApp's Support" PRWeb 2/10
  • "FloorPlanOnline Launches Robust Real Estate Virtual Tour Website for iPad and Other Tablet Devices" PRWeb 2/10
  • "Freed-Hardeman University iKnow Initiative Named Apple Distinguished Program" PRWeb 2/10
  • "Now launched: 'Inclusive Britain' iPhone app makes it easier to find accessible places in the UK" PRWeb 2/10
  • "CustomWeather and EarthBuzz Partner to Offer 'Social Weather' App" Business Wire 2/10
  • "Apps Genius to Raise $1 Million in Registered Direct Offering" Business Wire 2/10
  • "MSN for iPad Finally Washes Ashore in America" Mac|Life 2/10
  • "Brickcase for iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S (Black)" USBfever 2/10
  • "Add Swipe Navigation to the iOS Music App" iClarified 2/10
  • "RecognizeMe 2.0 Unlocks Your iPhone Using Biometric Facial Recognition" iClarified 2/10
  • "Take A Photo And Stop Your Junk Mail With PaperKarma" TechCrunch 2/10
  • "Twitch for iOS - Instantly Animate Your Twitter Profile Picture" prMac 2/10
  • "Massive Success of Aah! Romantic - Dating Advice App for Valentine's Day" prMac 2/10
  • "Emoji Card App for iOS Makes Smilies Readable on Any Platform" prMac 2/10
  • "iPad version of a popular Facebook game Go Fishing! released" prMac 2/10
  • "Brainium Studios creates the best Spider Solitaire App for iPhone" prMac 2/10
  • "X-Ray Effect 1.0 for iOS - Live Video X-Ray Effect on Any iDevice Camera" prMac 2/10
  • "InnoLab announces Bowling Paradise Game - A Paradise For Bowling" prMac 2/10
  • "The Title Race Football Quiz - iOS football trivia game Out Now!" prMac 2/10
  • "ArtGenius Italian Renaissance 1.0 Brings Fine Art To The Masses" prMac 2/10
  • "Lightwood Games makes Sudoku a Party with unique online gameplay for iOS" prMac 2/10
  • "To Make iPhone 4S And iPod Match Valentine's Day 2012 Perfectly" prMac 2/10
  • "Never miss a homework deadline again with Homework Plan 1.0 for iOS" prMac 2/10
  • "Umotion 2D will be released on Friday February 3rd by NuOxygen" prMac 2/10
  • "Innovative Rugby: Six Nations App Better Than TV, Say Fans" prMac 2/10
  • "Track where your money goes with Easy Spending app" prMac 2/10
  • "Tweet Land - The Before and After of Videogames" prMac 2/10
  • "10- and 14-yr Old Girls Create iPad Ebook - Fuzzy Wuzzy and Other Tails" prMac 2/10
Computer Industry
  • "HP teases February 14th 'Think Outside The Box' enterprise event" The Verge 7:20 AM
  • "HP TouchPad kernel released, tinkerers rejoice: HP decided to donate a kernel for its TouchPad, hackers ready to storm the gates." ITworld 7:41 AM
  • "HP creates 150 high-tech jobs in Ireland" ITworld 9:36 PM
  • "Whoa, A Lot Of Words From Microsoft on 'WOA' PCs" WSJ Blogs 7:42 AM
  • "FAQ: WOA vs. x86, which Windows tablet to pick? Which Windows tablet makes sense -- the upcoming ARM-based devices that might include Office apps for free or x86-based Windows 8 tablets? Matt Hamblen walks you through some of the pros and cons." Computerworld New Zealand 4:49 PM
  • "Windows 8 on ARM won't support Adobe Flash, to focus on apps" Pop Herald 9:35 PM
  • "New Xbox may use a touch screen controller" The News Tribe 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Xbox Live User Accounts Fall Victim To Hackers" ITProPortal 7:57 AM
  • "Opinion: Will Windows on ARM challenge the iPad where Android has failed?" DigitalTrends 2:54 PM
  • "FAQ: WOA vs. x86, which Windows tablet to pick? Much depends on how 'free' Office apps will be on ARM-based tablets" PC Advisor 11:42 AM
  • "Microsoft delivers E-Textbooks via the Cloud in Ireland" Good E-Reader 7:57 AM
  • "State drops Intel suit: Case against chip maker, begun while Cuomo was AG, had become awkward politically" Albany Times-Union 7:39 AM
  • "Intel Settles '09 NY Antitrust Case for Only 5 Hours Worth of its Yearly Profit: Jason Mick (Blog) - February 11, 2012 6:50 PM" DailyTech 9:37 PM
  • "Low Expectations Continue to Dog Cisco" Barron's 7:39 AM
  • "Oracle Taleo Buy Targets SAP," eWeek 7:48 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares climb 7% for the week" MarketWatch 2/10
  • "Why did Apple pop Thursday? Investors search for reasons the company's market cap grew by $15 billion in one day" Fortune 2/10
  • "Following up: When will Apple's share price reach $500" asymco 2/10
  • "Apple more valuable than Google and Microsoft combined" T3 2/10
  • "Should Apple Pay A Dividend? In A Word: No" Forbes 2/10
  • "An Apple Dividend Is On Its Way And The Smart Money Knows It" Seeking Alpha 2/10
  • "Apple's sauce could pay dividends" MarketWatch 2/10
  • "Apple's Record Run: $500 Is a Magic Number" CNBC 2/10
  • "Apple Flirts With $500" [Video Report] CNBC 2/10
  • "Mizuho Securities Starts Apple Coverage with $635 Target" The Mac Observer 2/10
  • "Are dividend hopes driving Apple's shares higher?" MarketWatch 2/10
  • "2%-3% dividend suggested as best use of Apple's $100B in cash" AppleInsider 2/10
  • "Let Samsung Illuminate Your Decision To Dump Apple" Forbes 2/10
  • "Apple's Gain Is Nuance's Pain" TheStreet 2/10
Industry News
  • "LinkedIn shines, but techs slip in broad decline" MarketWatch 2/10
  • "U.S. stocks post worst day of the year: CBOE's Volatility Index spikes; S&P 500 quits weekly win streak" MarketWatch 2/10
  • "Dow Takes Worst Fall of 2012 as Greek Deal Unravels" FOXBusiness 2/10
  • "S&P 500 Snaps Five-Week Advance" Bloomberg 2/10
  • "Stocks Slugged by Chaos in Athens" TheStreet 2/10
  • "Stocks close out week with modest declines" CNNMoney 2/10
  • "Dow Falls 89 Points, Its Worst Day of 2012" [Paid Membership Required] 2/10
  • "Stocks set to slide on new Greek worries" CNNMoney 2/10
  • "Canadian stocks end lower on Greece woes: Trade surplus reaches three-year highs" MarketWatch 2/10
  • "U.K. stocks fall amid uncertainty over Greece: Miners, financial firms under pressure" MarketWatch 2/10
  • "Asian Markets Mostly Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 2/10
  • "Asian Stocks Pare Best Run Since '05 as Europe Delays Greek Aid" Bloomberg 2/10
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets fall amid Greek woes; China rises" MarketWatch 2/10
  • "European Stocks Sink" [Paid Membership Required] 2/10
  • "European Stocks Decline on Greek Impasse; Saab, Commerzbank Fall" Bloomberg 2/10
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks slide as Greek worries intensify/Alcatel-Lucent soars, Cable & Wireless sinks after corporate updates" MarketWatch 2/10
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/10
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/10
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/10
  • "Videogame stocks sink on weak sales data" MarketWatch 2/10

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