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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, February 12, 2012
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Over at The Telegraph, Roy Williams believes Apple should tap into the tremendous R&D talent in the UK; Computerworld's Mike Elgan highlights three groups who can't wait for the Apple Watch, developers, accessory makers, and market analysts; Will Apple play Christmas spoiler for retailers as consumers opt for expensive iPhone 6 models?; you may have noticed Apps in the App Store are no longer "Free" but instead say "Get", Philip Elmer-DeWitt explains; Jonny Evans dives in to the Apple Pay pool and how users of the service spend big; is Apple's thermonuclear war on Android over? It might be suggests Jeff John Roberts at Gigaom, in light of court filings; Apple updates iWork for iCloud with more languages, fonts, easy file renaming — more in our OS X section; Ted Landau discusses bug causing Yosemite to rename shared computers; Dennis Sellers reviews WALTR, an OS X app letting you copy files to your iDevice w/o iTunes; iPhone 6 outselling iPhone 6 Plus was 6:1, now down to 3:1; current "Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much"; Gorilla Glass 4 very tough; more dangers in Masque malware as legit apps have been infiltrated; iPhone 6 Plus shipping times down, in stock in more places ahead of holidays; TechCrunch has a pic of a 24k gold iPad Air 2; John Stewart received a surprising call from Steve Jobs after the comedian skewered Apple on his show; is the future of homework to be found in video games!?; and could games receive new ratings for sexism?; Walt Mossberg's Re/code blog kills comments.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple goes after Motorola and Google with legal guns blazing" Fortune 8:00 AM
  • "Apple files preliminary injunction to block sale of Samsung Galaxy Nexus in US" Digital Trends 3:47 PM
  • "Apple Seeks Injunction Against Samsung's 'Galaxy Nexus' Smartphone" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:09 PM
  • "Google may get 2.25% of all iPhone Sales Revenue" ITProPortal 8:07 AM
  • "iPad 3 Is Coming, but Is It Worth an Upgrade?" eWeek 10:40 AM
  • "iPad 3 to Pave Way for 1080p iTunes Content and a New Apple TV?" MacRumors 1:26 PM
  • "ITV warns Apple not to brand smart television 'iTV': ITV has written to Apple to warn the Silicon Valley technology giant off using its three-letter name for its long-awaited, 'iTV' smart television." Telegraph 8:07 AM
  • "Eddy Cue Accepts Special Grammy Award Honoring Steve Jobs" MacRumors 11:39 AM
  • "Apple appoints Ingram Micro down-under" CRN 6:59 PM
  • "Apple requests U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus based on four high-power patents" Foss Patents 2/11
  • "Apple files another US patent suit against Samsung: This time, Apple takes aim at the Galaxy Nexus smartphone" Computerworld 2/11
  • "Apple sues Motorola over Qualcomm to protect industry standards" Computerworld 2/11
  • "Apple attacks Motorola's efforts to block iPhone 4S using standards patents, asks for huge damages" AppleInsider 2/11
  • "A Riveting Read: Apple Files a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against Motorola" Patently Apple 2/11
  • "Apple's U.S. 'antisuit lawsuit' against Motorola over Qualcomm license could make major difference in Germany" Foss Patents 2/11
  • "How does Apple really work? Well, there's an app (oops) book to explain it" Winnipeg Free Press 2/11
  • "Apple Is Now Suing Samsung Over Autocorrect" Gizmodo UK 2/11
  • "Apple's week filled with iPad 3 rumors, court dates" CNET News 2/11
  • "Who first called Apple at $500?"  Fortune 2/11
OS X
News
  • "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
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers" MacFixIt 2/10
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "KeyboardClean Tool from Andreas Hegenberg: Lock the Keyboard for Cleaning" eXtensions 8:15 AM
  • "Bookle: Hands-on with the new Mac EPUB reader app" TUAW 2/11
  • "Quicken and Alternatives; Eudora" MacInTouch 2/11
  • "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
Op/Ed
  • "Search DuckDuckGo From Safari's Address Bar" Jason Rehmus 4:38 PM
  • "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
  • "Excel Software Adds Win 32/64 and Enhanced: Protect, Activate and License any Mac or Windows Software with QuickLicense 6.0" Excel Software 4:36 PM
  • "Want Special Valentine's Day Card? Check iGreetingCard Lite Now" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Fun Game: A Dark Castle, A Wolf, A Ghost and You" Cult of Mac 2/11
  • "Newly DVD to QuickTime Converter for Mac Released By E-PDF" prMac 2/11
  • "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 2/11
  • "Using apps to help treat autism" Macworld 2/11
  • "US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration drops BlackBerry for iPhone" The Verge 2/11
  • "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." WSJ.com [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" WSJ.com [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
Publications/Podcasts
  • "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
Hardware/Software
  • "Retailer slashes iPad 2 price by $70 ahead of 'iPad 3'" AppleInsider 9:07 PM
  • "Apple TVs are disappearing from shelves, could see an update next month as well"  9 to 5 Mac 8:03 AM
  • "iPad 3 incoming, WiFi + 3G iPad 2 models facing supply constraints and shortages at major retailers" 9 to 5 Mac 2/11
  • "Apple's iPad 3 Could Include Retina Display, Faster Processor, Bigger Battery" eWeek 2/11
  • "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
AppleCare/Helps
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Super KO Boxing 2 For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/11
  • "Companions For iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 2/11
  • "Farm Frenzy 3 HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99) And Also Free For iPhone (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/11
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 2/11
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -Closeout, Refurbished & Used" MacReviewZone 2/11
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -The Best Mac mini Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2/11
  • ""FAQ: WOA vs. x86, which Windows tablet to pick? Much depends on how 'free' Office apps will be on ARM-based tablets" PC Advisor 2/11
  • "Weekend Mac deals: Five refurbished MacBook Airs for under a grand" FairerPlatform 2/11
  • "iPhone, iPad And Android Games On Sale: Sega's Valentine's Day Present/Sega offers discounts on a number of titles" WebProNews 2/11
  • "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

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Performance Comparison: A 2008 and 2011 MacBook Pro Matchup" MacReviewZone 2/11
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Dave's not here" Macworld 2/11
  • "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
  • "Outgrowing Instagram? Alien Skin releases Exposure 4" CNET News 9:18 PM
  • "iOS Apps To Make You The Perfect Catch This Valentine's Day [App Guide] Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Fotopedia Women of the World: Beautiful Photographs, Diluted Message" eXtensions 2/11
  • "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
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Working with Outline Fonts in Illustrator" [Video-based Tutorial] Layers Magazine 2/10
Tips
  • "Buying a tablet on a budget: Android or iPad?" CNET News 2/10
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 9:01 PM
  • "Apple launching sidelong attacks against Google with new lawsuits in US" Ars Technica 5:52 PM
  • "Does Apple really need to launch iPad 3?" CNET News 12:31 PM
  • "How To avoid sounding dumb when you write about Apple" TUAW 2/11
  • "Apple seeks to ban Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, but it's really going after Android 4.0" The Verge 2/11
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: iPad 3 Frenzy, Big-time Apple & Steve Jobs, G-Man" The Mac Observer 2/11
  • "The Real Reasons Apple Will Ship a 7-Inch iPad" Cult of Mac 2/11
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Place your bets!" Macworld 2/11
  • "Following Path's contact fiasco, Instagram silently adds a contact list access prompt" The Next Web 2/11
  • "iMac robot, faux Steve Jobs snapped in Tokyo" CNET News 2/11
  • "Cannibalization of Mac OS X by iOS—does Apple even care?" Ars Technica 2/11
  • "Rumor: Brand New MacBook Pro Design Coming This Year" AppleBitch 2/11
  • "Rumor: Apple to redesign MacBook Pro laptops to resemble MacBook Air" ZDNet 2/11
  • "Apple to refresh MacBook Pros into thin air" Cheap Laptops 2/11
  • "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
Non-Apple
  • "Is The 2010 TV seasons online yet?" TNL 9:14 PM
  • "Twitter, Facebook and Apps Scams" Monday Note 1:27 PM
  • "Which is less expensive: Amazon or self-hosted?" GigaOM 2/11
  • "What to make of AT&T's vanishing spectrum crisis" GigaOM 2/11
  • "Vincent Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' recreated using multitouch, interactive animation" The Verge 2/11
  • "Amazon gets creative with focus on original Video content" AppleInsider 2/11
  • "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
Humor/Cartoons
  • "'Saturday Night Live' pokes fun at Verizon Wireless 4G LTE" Gadgetell 10:11 AM
  • "FoxTrot" [comic] FoxTrot 9:29 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Joins the Fight in Soulcalibur V: Apple's former-CEO and more recreated in Namco Bandai's latest fighter." IGN 2/11
  • "Amazon Kindle commercial -a deleted scene" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 2/10
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Griffin Survivor - one tough cookie of a case" prMac 3:46 PM
  • "Snooze Me: Universal app for iPhone and iPad. Snooze Me collects all calendar alerts that have fired and lists them according to their time of popping up as banner or alert." DevArt 12:30 PM
  • "Get the #1 iPhone and iPad Statistics App Created by RealSimpleEDU" prMac 2/11
  • "Siri's Rival Speaktoit Is Now Available on iOS" Softpedia 2/11
  • "Spotify for iOS gets 320Kbps streams, Foursquare gets NFC" Electronista 2/11
  • "Instagram v2.1: Apple's 2011 'App of the Year' has new UI, notifications, filter, and enhancement feature" 9 to 5 Mac 2/11
  • "Diesel Sweeties turns iBooks Author experiment into successful Kickstarter" TUAW 2/10
  • "iPhone game to benefit Foxconn employee who attempted suicide" MSNBC 2/10
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  • "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
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  • "Now launched: 'Inclusive Britain' iPhone app makes it easier to find accessible places in the UK" PRWeb 2/10
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  • "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
  • "Review: Dell XPS 14z/Dell shrinks the XPS line for portable performance hounds." Electronista 7:53 AM
  • "A Windows 8 tablet offers hope as potent iPad foe" CNET News 7:55 AM
  • "IT risks of a consumer-driven wave: Will the latest Microsoft OS release be something businesses need to consider?" Computerworld UK 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Store in India hacked, username and password database leaked" The Verge 12:28 PM
  • "Microsoft Releases OneNote Mobile for Android" Social Barrel 8:00 AM
  • "Microsoft was running Windows on ARM two years ago" The Verge 10:40 AM
  • "Microsoft role in part-time cloud strategy diploma" The Irish Times 6:56 PM
  • "Intel Haswell Processors To Launch In First Half of 2013" PC Perspective 6:55 PM
  • "HP Pavilion dv6 - low price for a high-end Intel Core i7 equipped allrounder" APC Magazine 6:53 PM
  • "Will Cisco's Ridiculous Gambit Finally Pay Off?" The Motley Fool 6:53 PM
  • "NASA unplugs last mainframe: IBM mainframes no longer a NASA workhorse" Network World 8:12 AM
  • "Litigation lunacy: Silicon Valley's lost its collective mind" CNET News 10:41 AM
  • "Web Giants Revert to Old Forms in Privacy-Related Ad Campaigns" Advertising Age 6:56 PM
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" WSJ.com [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" WSJ.com [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" WSJ.com [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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