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Friday 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".

Today's MacUpdate Promo offers its MacUpdate Desktop for $20.00. "MacUpdate Desktop brings seamless 1-click app installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on with a single click, including thousands of titles not available in the Mac App Store."

  • "Fair Labor Association Begins Inspections of Foxconn: Apple® today announced that the Fair Labor Association will conduct special voluntary audits of Apple's final assembly suppliers, including Foxconn factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China, at Apple's request. A team of labor rights experts led by FLA president Auret van Heerden began the first inspections Monday morning at the facility in Shenzhen known as Foxconn City."  Apple 8:20 AM
  • "Apple subjects Foxconn, partners to labor scrutiny" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "Apple launches Fair Labor inspections of Foxconn" CNET News 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Asks Outside Group to Inspect Factories" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Critics Question Record of Monitor Selected by Apple" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:22 PM
  • "Apple Invites Labor Inspectors To Foxconn, Other Suppliers: Fair Labor Association will review conditions at Chinese factories that make Apple products." InformationWeek 3:56 PM
  • "Apple's Foxconn Auditing Group 'Surrounded With Controversy,' Critics Say" Wired 5:07 PM
  • "Apple asks the Fair Labor Association to inspect working conditions at Foxconn" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Chinese Authorities Starts to Pull iPads From Shelves in China (Updated): Apple fans in China, we have a very bad news this morning. Some Reports emerged from the China today are suggesting that Chinese authorities are starting to pull Apple iPads from retail stores in the country, as the iPad trademark in China does not belong to Apple."  M.I.C. Gadget 7:42 AM
  • "Chinese City Confiscates iPads As Trademark Fight Continues" WSJ Blogs 7:50 AM
  • "iPads seized in China over trademark row" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 2:34 PM
  • "One Chinese City Raids An Apple Reseller In Growing iPad Trademark Row" mocoNews 7:51 AM
  • "As Apple Toils in China, Others Make it in America: There's a reason Apple is willing to take years of heat over the working conditions inside the Chinese plants building all those iPhones, iPads, and Macs. China is cheaper."  Wired Magazine 8:17 AM
  • "Apple launches new legal attack on Samsung phones: Apple Inc raised the stake in an intensifying global patent battle with Samsung Electronics by targeting the latest model using Google's fast growing Android software, a move which may affect other Android phone makers."  Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "Apple Hits Samsung Phone: Apple Inc. has launched a new legal attack on Samsung Electronics Co.'s flagship smartphone, escalating the sprawling legal battle between the two top sellers of the popular devices." [Paid Membership Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Apple files another US patent suit against Samsung" IDG News Service 7:33 AM
  • "Apple files patent claims v. Samsung to ban the Nexus 'iPhone-killer" Computerworld 7:43 AM
  • "Apple demands US ban on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus" The Register 8:44 AM
  • "DOJ greenlights bid by Apple, Microsoft and RIM to buy Nortel patents" Engadget 5:32 PM
  • "Justice Department approves Apple's purchases of Nortel, Novell patents" AppleInsider 8:55 PM
  • "Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference: Apple CEO Tim Cook will speak on February 14, 2012 at approximately 12:30 p.m. PT." The Loop 3:53 PM
  • "Analysis: One area where Apple lags: Its low returns on cash" Reuters 5:15 PM
  • "Reader sees Parallels/Lion wake from sleep issue" MacWindows 7:33 AM
  • "Lion Server: Server app unable to display Profile Manager settings after updating to Lion Server v10.7.3" Apple Support 7:29 AM
  • "Spotify Premium vs iTunes Match" T3 11:42 AM
  • "iBooks Author Lets You Build Astounding Texts" MacNewsWorld 8:50 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 preview: Apple restores pro features; adds notable new ones to its Video editing package" Macworld UK 8:51 AM
  • "QuarkXPress 9.2 review: Free update with interactive focus, adding new ePub and App Studio options" Macworld UK 8:51 AM
  • "Cloudflare vs. Minify: WordPress Performance Test" Foliovision 4:20 PM
  • "Remove Finder from the Command+Tab Application Switcher in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 7:39 AM
  • "Create a bootable Lion install drive for newer Macs" Macworld 11:13 AM
  • "Got An iPhoto Library Of Photos? Here's How To Get More Libraries" Mac 360 7:41 AM
  • "Delete Default Mac OS X Apps [Video How-To] Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "MacMost Now 670: Changing Your Short User Name" [Video-based Tutorial] MacMost 10:30 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Empty Trash With Keystrokes" MacTrast 7:34 AM
  • "Make Your Mac Boot Up Silently [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Mount and unmount external drives easily via AppleScript" Mac OS X Hints 9:55 AM
  • "Tip: workaround for Lion Server 10.7.3 Profile Manager bug" MacWindows 7:32 AM
  • "Is Apple losing interest in AppleScript?"  AppleTell 10:29 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mac version of iRise Studio prototyping software arrives" Electronista 9:29 PM
  • "Event: Upcoming Vectorworks Training" Architosh 2:02 PM
  • "Event: What's new in Vectorworks Landmark 2012" Architosh 2:02 PM
  • "Alien Skin Software Ships Exposure 4 Plug-In for Photoshop and Lightroom" PRNewswire 10:34 AM
  • "MuTools has released MuLab 4, a top-quality sound and music production system for Mac OSX and Windows, transforming a computer into an inspiring modular studio. MuLab 4 brings many new features while it's even more easy to use than ever before!" MuTools 9:35 AM
  • "VLC 2.0 for OS X and Windows arriving this week" AppleTell 9:12 AM
  • "VLC Player 2: UI rewrite, Blu-ray support, more" FairerPlatform 7:44 AM
  • "Speak & Learn French on the Mac App Store: Learn French With Fun Games" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "MemoTrainer 1.0 for Mac OS X - Memory training and development" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "iTube Studio - Best YouTube Video Downloader and Converter for Mac OS X" prMac 7:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google Slips into Second as Apple Soars to Coveted Top Spot with Highest Reputation Score in History, According to 13th Annual Harris Poll RQ® Study" PRNewswire 10:34 AM
  • "Apple Beats Out Google, Amazon For Highest Corporate Reputation Score"  TechCrunch 8:59 AM
  • "Apple dethrones Google as most reputable company" CNET News 3:57 PM
  • "NPD: U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales Reach $144 Billion in 2011: Apple Tops 2011 as the #1 Brand, and Best Buy is the #1 Retailer" PRWeb 10:33 AM
  • "Apple tops 2011 as the #1 Brand and Best Buy is the #1 Retailer" NPD Group 11:01 AM
  • "Where would U.S. consumer electronics be without Apple? Down 6% in 2011, that's where, according to the NPD Group" Fortune 11:01 AM
  • "Apple earned $1 out of every $5 US consumers spent on electronics this holiday" AppleInsider 4:33 PM
  • "Would Target and Sam's Club be drag on Apple's upscale image? Oh no, Apple. If you start to sell out of big-box stores again, you'll cheapen your brand. Don't let the iPad suffer the same fate as Calvin Klein jeans."  CNET News 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's China factories to be investigated" Irish Examiner 7:01 PM
  • "Fair Labor Association Begins Its Inspections Of Apple's Suppliers" MacStories 8:51 AM
  • "About those 4,400 MacBooks in Mooresville, N.C.'s schools: For once, an educational success story that's not really about the computers" Fortune 8:45 AM
  • "Air Force Could Buy Up to 18,000 iPad 2s" PadGadget 8:51 AM
  • "Steve Jobs awarded posthumous Grammy: Award received by Apple's Eddy Cue" Macworld UK 7:36 AM
  • "Apple to quadruple investment in India with new software outsourcing contracts" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Apple's secret outsource: 'Even more software to be made in India'/Is Cupertino getting internal software from Bangalore?" The Register 9:47 AM
  • "A Great 3-Minute Video Look at Macworld|iWorld 2012" The Mac Observer 2:01 PM
  • "Whitney Houston album price hike sparks controversy: Sony Music under fire after cost of greatest hits set on iTunes rises by more than 60% after singer's death" The Guardian 7:35 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Asus apologises for ICS Transformer update delay" ZDNet UK 11:59 AM
  • "NoSQL databases not just for the 'cool kids': Relational DBMSes 'too rigid'" The Register 11:41 AM
  • "Sony hints that Vita OS might head to smartphones" TG Daily 11:38 AM
  • "Blizzard Releasing Diablo 3 By End Of June" PCWorld 11:15 AM
  • "New TI Chip Could Spread NFC in Smartphones" PC Magazine 11:13 AM
  • "Acer to launch CloudMobile smartphone in 3Q12" DigiTimes 10:43 AM
  • "Mozilla patches critical Firefox bug: Firefox 10 is third straight release needing follow-on patch" Computerworld 10:34 AM
  • "Galaxy Tab 2's Big Leap is Android 4.0" PCWorld 11:15 AM
  • "AT&T Customers Surprised By 'Unlimited Data' Limit" Associated Press 10:04 AM
  • "Google Apps Backup Service Spanning Gets Sexy: Launches All-New Look & Admin Dashboard" TechCrunch 11:34 AM
  • "Google planning massive 'Experience Center' and secret test labs at Googleplex" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 11:50 AM
  • "Adobe poised for Microsoft's shift away from Flash" MarketWatch 9:50 AM
  • "Elop: Nokia no longer in the danger zone" MarketWatch 9:50 AM
  • "Steam Hack Worse than Thought...Three Months Later" Techland 9:12 AM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 381: Mac Internet Recovery, HTML on iPad, iDevice Syncing, More!" The Mac Observer 4:33 PM
  • "46: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - Feb. 13, 2012" HotHardware 9:50 AM
  • "A week of sitting through some pretty pitiful PowerPoint presentations gives you a greater appreciation for Keynote and Steve Jobs' presentations." The MT Show 7:40 AM
  • "Report: Apple forcing contract manufacturer Pegatron to choose sides, give up Asustek Zenbook orders" 9 to 5 Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Pegatron Forced to Drop Zenbook Due to MacBook Air Similarities" The Mac Observer 11:01 AM
  • "Target Worker 'Confirms' iPad 3 Will Launch In Early March [Rumor] Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Leaked iPad 3 parts match, suggest Sharp-made Retina Display" 9 to 5 Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Apple may Breathe New Life into their Video Headset Project While Sharp Ramps-Up IGZO Displays for Tablets this Month" Patently Apple 8:52 AM
  • "Future iPhone user interface could detect eye movement: Apple granted 3D patent using motion sensors and facial recognition" Macworld UK 7:36 AM
  • "iPad 3 announcement March 7, quad-core, possible 4G LTE: According to sources who have been reliable in the past, Apple currently plans to hold their iPad 3 announcement on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Along with the 20481536 Retina display, the iPad 3 will feature a quad-core Apple 6 system-on-a-chip, and possibly 4G LTE networking."  iMore 3:58 PM
  • "Three alleged 'iPad 3' parts assembled, including possible Retina Display" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "iPad 3 Release Date Expected in March; iPad Mini May Come Later" ABCNews 10:23 AM
  • "Meijer Discounts iPad 2 to $429, New iPad 3 Coming Soon?" PadGadget 10:15 AM
  • "Apple's iPad outselling Samsung's own tablets in Korea" CNET News 2:03 PM
  • "Apple TV update may come soon as retailers run out of stock" CNET News 9:51 AM
  • "Apple TV stock shortage sparks new gadget rumour fever" The Register 8:44 AM
  • "Low Apple TV Stock Suggests Refresh Scheduled For Next Month" App Advice 8:24 AM
  • "Apple begins offering 13.3-inch MacBook Air notebook to education buyers for $999" O'Grady's PowerPage 10:01 AM
  • "State of Thunderbolt? Expensive, hard to find" Mac.Blorge 2:02 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iCruciPuzzle For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:16 AM
  • "Brain Challenge For iPhone Is $0.99 Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:16 AM
  • "Earthworm Jim For iPhone Is $0.99 Today (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:16 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 9:06 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:06 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:06 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Price Tracker -Prices From $77 -Best Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:01 PM
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $4 To $200 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:01 PM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information $43 To $350" MacReviewZone 2:01 PM
  • "20% off iSuper Helicopter – control the skies with your iPhone [Daily Deal] iMore 11:13 AM
  • "New Bundle Launched By" TheMacBundles 7:42 AM

  • "Motorola Droid 4 vs. Apple iPhone 4S: Verizon Smartphone Showdown" PC Magazine 11:14 AM
  • "Motorola Droid 4 Review: Head-To-Head" TechCrunch 10:03 AM
  • "Shure SE315 earphones shine, headset adapter is convenient" Macworld 3:58 PM
  • "Kodak Hero 9.1 review: Kodak's high-end printer, scanner and copier is stylish and powerful" PC Advisor 8:51 AM
  • "iPad for the Older and Wiser book review" AppleTell 8:13 AM
  • "iCade 8-Bitty hands-on (Video)" Engadget 9:14 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Sketch Club app supplies social art for iOS" Appolicious 5:50 PM
  • "Noteshelf Review: iPad app offers a lot of note-taking functionality" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: VIPorbit mobile contact manager" AppleTell 8:12 AM
  • "Twittelator Neue: The most beautiful Twitter client for iOS" ZDNet 2:03 PM
  • "HQ: To Do Review/An attractive and useful way of keeping track of projects and things that need doing." 148Apps 9:14 AM
  • "PadGadget Weekly App Series — Apps For Valentine's Day" PadGadget 9:37 AM
  • "Kayak Pro for All Your Travel Booking Needs" Best App Site 7:41 AM
  • "Want a Challenge? Try Defense Zone HD for iPad" PadGadget 8:51 AM
  • "The Tiny Bang Story HD Review: Put Tiny Planet back together again by solving puzzles in a beautiful hand-drawn world." 148Apps 11:12 AM
  • "Dwarfs vs Orcs HD Review: A tower defense/RTS hybrid that's high on style and low on fun." 148Apps 8:25 AM
  • "Enter The SandBox Preview: Pixowl is working on the next big thing since... well, I'll just come out and say it... since Minecraft. There, I said it." 148Apps 11:48 AM
  • "The Most Complicated Way to Ruin Your MacBook" Gizmodo UK 5:34 PM
  • "Upgrading a First Gen MacBook Air With a SSD" Wired 11:48 AM
  • "Invisible iPad Keys Make Split-Screen Typing Easier [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 2:33 PM
  • "Take Advantage Of iOS 5's Shortcut Feature" MacNews Blog 7:41 AM
  • "Apple admits it has a human rights problem: After years of complaints and workers' suicides in China the technology giant faces up to the human cost of its gadgets" The Independent 6:18 PM
  • "Did Engineering Blind RIM to iPhone's Assault?" Tech.pinions 6:06 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Tab outsold by iPad on home turf" AppleInsider 5:17 PM
  • "Samsung doesn't think Apple can compete in the TV market. That sounds vaguely familiar..." Newsvine 4:44 PM
  • "Apple's Hottest New 'Thing' May Be Dividend, Not iPad3" CNBC 2:34 PM
  • "Here's What iOS Would Have Looked Like In The 80's [Gallery] Cult of Mac 2:33 PM
  • "Why Are Apple Fans so Annoying?" Yahoo! News 2:15 PM
  • "Fondle my slab, baby: Inside the tactile world of Apple-fan iDating/Even in the hearts of Apple fanbois, there's room to love another human being as well as machinery. But it's better if the human receiving that love also has an iPad, say those who are presumably experts in the matter." The Register 11:44 AM
  • "Going After Google, Apple Fires Shot To Android's Heart" Forbes 11:02 AM
  • "A Crazy Experience: Buying An iPhone 4S In Hong Kong" AppleBitch 11:00 AM
  • "AT&T And Sprint: First Move Towards Cutting Smartphone Subsidies" Seeking Alpha 3:53 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Order is restored" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:47 AM
  • "The world's biggest startup: Last year we began offering revenue and operating income comparisons between Apple and Microsoft. It was becoming evident that the iOS franchise was beginning to overtake both in revenue and profitability the Windows franchise. To offer more dimensions of comparison this time I am adding Google's top and bottom lines for comparison" asymco 9:15 AM
  • "Apple vs ITV? You're all missing the point" Electricpig 10:39 AM
  • "How Apple Could Reinvent TV"  Techland 8:59 AM
  • "The iPhone security model is broken ... can it be fixed?" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Files Motion to Stop Galaxy Nexus Sales in U.S." The Mac Observer 8:52 AM
  • "False Alarm: Why The Apple/Foxconn Debacle Clouds The Real Manufacturing Mess" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "Apple's new Foxconn inspections could start chain reaction" CNET News 9:51 AM
  • "Apple's external inspections of Foxconn a good first step" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Apple DO Something: Foxconn, Workers and the Fair Labor Association" eXtensions 8:52 AM
  • "iPad 3: What the Rumor Round Says About Apple's Tablet" eWeek 11:02 AM
  • "iPad 3: 9 Things We Really Want/Apple, as usual, is keeping the tablet's specs under wraps. But here's what we want to see." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "iPad 3: Voice will be the next big thing" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Apps for iPad 3: What Apple Should Demo at the Grand Unveiling" Wired 8:43 AM
  • "Thoughts on the Future of Voice: When there's something you need to do, just ask Siri..." CIOL 7:51 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple will never unseat Microsoft in the enterprise" Computerworld 7:36 AM
  • "Intel's Ultrabook campaign: Focusing on things you'll never do with your computer" The Next Web 6:50 PM
  • "Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool" Real Dan Lyons Website 4:50 PM
  • "RIM director likens ex-CEOs to Steve Jobs in odd defense" Electronista 3:16 PM
  • "A love letter to my smartphone" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "Google's 'big announcement' amounts to improved YouTube app" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "Google and the hardware dream: Can it capture the wow factor?" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Hardware 2.0 'Very Best Kit List' for February 2012" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Installing Debian Linux on Oracle VirtualBox" Wired 11:52 AM
  • "PS Vita In-Depth Family Review" Wired 11:52 AM
  • "The Lesson of the Laptop-Shooting Dad" Time 11:46 AM
  • "Steam Hack Worse than Thought...Three Months Later" Techland 11:45 AM
  • "The God Box: Searching for the holy grail array" The Register 11:44 AM
  • "Most social network users behave 'generously', says Pew survey" Computerworld 11:37 AM
  • "Latest Droid features 'best keyboard yet,' iFixit finds: Phone is much more difficult to repair, however" Network World 11:18 AM
  • "How to Save the IT Industry in 4 (Not So Easy) Steps" CIO 11:18 AM
  • "RIM Still as Clueless and Arrogant as Ever" Minyanville 12:13 PM
  • "IT's worst addictions (and how to cure them): Jargon, data, power -- the first step to IT recovery is recognizing the monkey on your back" InfoWorld 10:58 AM
  • "The Rise of the International Cybervillain" [Podcast] E-Commerce Times 10:43 AM
  • "Multiple Cloud Formations Require New Security Approaches" eWeek 10:45 AM
  • "Get Ready for 1 Billion Smartphones by 2016, Forrester Says" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:11 AM
  • "Mozilla's plan for 2012: Break the ecosystem lock" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "'Saturday Night Live' Has Verizon's Number in 4G LTE Spoof (Video)" AllThingsD 9:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Stores Are Very Sad Places" Forbes 11:45 AM
  • "The Lesson of the Laptop-Shooting Dad" Time 11:36 AM
  • "Why Amazon Will Create Brick and Mortar Retail Stores" Tech.pinions 10:13 AM
  • "Best Buy: With Lots of Unbiased Advice" Tech.pinions 10:13 AM
  • "Motorola Droid 4 Teardown" iFixit 8:17 AM
  • "Tales from a Comic Book Convention Part 1..." The PC Weenies [cartoon] 7:42 AM
  • "Ballmer quits as CEO, takes comedy act on the road" Scoopertino 7:40 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Mattel's Apptivity iPad toys enhance Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, and Angry Birds gameplay (hands-on)" The Verge 6:49 PM
  • "Champions League Appzine Offers Inside Look at Upcoming Matches" 148Apps 3:53 PM
  • "Dream Runner Is An Innovative Running Game For iOS" App Advice 3:16 PM
  • "Zynga launches iPhone game Dream Heights: let the copycat wars begin" VentureBeat 2:15 PM
  • "Bodydock Cellphone Amor Sweet Spot Combo Kit for iPhone 4/4S" iLounge 11:36 AM
  • "Sexy apps for Valentine's Day" Techlicious 11:11 AM
  • "DRX iPad App Aids Medicare Enrollment Process" eWeek 11:02 AM
  • "Rokform® Introduces the Rokbed™ Fuzion: CNC Machined Aluminum iPhone 4/4S Case That's Made in the USA" PRNewswire 11:45 AM
  • "BookRix to Offer eBook Distribution Services" PRNewswire 10:34 AM
  • "Discovery Bay Games Partners With Gameprom to Create Tablet Gaming Accessory for Pinball Apps" PRNewswire 10:34 AM
  • "MushABellies Come to Life With 3D Augmented-Reality Game" PRNewswire 10:34 AM
  • "iRise Finalizes New Mobile Prototyping Capabilities on Apple Platforms" PRNewswire 10:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Project Plans on iPhone & iPad - Showcasing Gantt Lite app at MPC 2012" PRWeb 10:33 AM
  • "appMobi's New playMobi – An In-App Purchasing, Analytics and Social Game Triple Play for iOS, Android, Facebook" Business Wire 10:31 AM
  • "Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Engaging New Video Tutorial Series in the App Store" Business Wire 10:31 AM
  • "PBS gives iOS users first dibs on Bill Clinton documentary" CNET News 2:03 PM
  • "PBS Debuts First Hour of 'Clinton' on PBS Free Apps for iPad and iPhone" Business Wire 10:31 AM
  • "Check Out Multi-Grammy Award Winner Adele's Official iPhone App" App Advice 10:29 AM
  • "The Origami Stroller: It Charges Your iPhone And Much More" App Advice 10:01 AM
  • "Jailbreak Only: NCControl - Control Your iPhone While Viewing Notification Center" App Advice 9:12 AM
  • "Apple joins forces with art college to provide student iPads" ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "Flypad App Turns iPhone And iPod touch Into A Motion Sensing Steering Wheel For Playing Games On PC" Redmond Pie 8:54 AM
  • "Skinit etched metal plate for iPhone 4S and Jobs gets posthumous Grammy" iPhone Buzz 8:51 AM
  • "Avoid water damage and more with LifeProof iPhone case" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "TV Anytime now lets you take DVDs on the go with your iPad" GigaOM 8:19 AM
  • "Spotify On iPhone Now Offers 'Extreme' Music Streaming At 320kbps" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "iCelsius Pro - Thermometer for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch" USBfever 7:42 AM
  • "Wendr Makes It Easy To Find Out What Your Friends Are Doing Tonight" prMac 11:21 AM
  • "Save Greece - New iPhone Game about the Greek debt crisis" prMac 11:21 AM
  • "Just in Time for Valentine's Day - New App Analyzes Sweetie's Signature" prMac 10:30 AM
  • "myPill 2.0 - Contraceptive Reminder App Made Even Better" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Kush 1.0 - A Romantic Social Network for Two" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Face-Jack Me Transforms User Photographs into Crazy Faces" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Torah Notebook manages Torah study on the go" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Hunka Technologies Launches a Brand New Corporate Portfolio" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "New Game: Strategy War for iOS - Build your army and take over the world" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Life Inventory Now Available To Help Improve Your Life - 5 Star Rating" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Meowch! from Nah-Meen Studios is a fresh adventure game for all" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "iPad Cases Are Necessary to Keep Your New Investment Safe" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "PANDRA Company Introduces Stone Age 1.0 for iOS - Be Neanderthal" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Appsiedaisies announces Ants Vs. Zombees 1.0 for iPad" prMac 7:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "H-P Banks on Digital Printing Presses" [Paid Membership Required] 8:56 PM
  • "HP boss Whitman urged to get touchy-feely with resellers: HP CEO Meg Whitman, who will step out in front of a VIP audience at the invitation-only global partner knees-up in Las Vegas this week for the first since taking over at the vendor, should take a leaf out of Michael Dell's channel management notes." Channel Register 11:43 AM
  • "Meg Whitman Makes HP Execs Give Up Cushy Offices To Work In Cubicles" Business Insider 4:26 PM
  • "HP launches new generation of 'self-sufficienct' servers" Ars Technica 6:16 PM
  • "Microsoft Stock Going To $32 As Windows 8 Arrives This Month" Forbes 10:53 AM
  • "Windows 8 On ARM Won't Run Old Apps: Microsoft wants to create a closed Metro ecosystem for ARM tablets, which means no legacy support for existing Windows software." InformationWeek 10:57 AM
  • "Will WOA Fragment The Windows 8 Ecosystem?" BYTE 12:19 PM
  • "Windows 8 on ARM: Microsoft bets on Office 15 and IE10" The Register 11:41 AM
  • "Windows 8 logo is redesigned" TG Daily 11:38 AM
  • "Office 15 Public Beta Due This Summer" Computerworld 11:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Resets India Store User Passwords Following Attack, Says Credit Card Info Not Affected" TechCrunch 11:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Makes Twitter Take Down Fake Steven Sinofsky Account" Business Insider 12:13 PM
  • "One year later, IBM Watson goes to work (and the cloud)" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Intel-powered Motorola Android 4.0 phone possibly spotted" Electronista 7:40 PM
  • "AMD's shares rise on Bernstein upgrade: Analyst sees chipmaker as having cleared supply hurdle" MarketWatch 12:09 PM
  • "Cisco's John Stewart on the latest security threats ... and what enterprises can do to fight back: Cisco's vice president and CSO delivers advice for mobile security, identity management, and the need for companies to begin planning for IPv6" Network World 10:59 AM
  • "Consumers seek 'do-not-text' registry protections" Denver Post 10:42 AM
  • "EP president condemns ACTA treaty as citizens protest across the globe" V3 11:48 AM
  • "Acta: European Parliament's Schulz criticises treaty" BBC 10:24 AM
  • "The Case Against Letting the United Nations Govern the Internet" Techland 11:46 AM
  • "Obama Budget Shrinks U.S. Technology Spending With Defense to Seek Savings" Bloomberg 12:12 PM
  • "Canonical Targets Business Desktops with a New Ubuntu Linux Remix" PCWorld 11:15 AM
  • "Thai floods continue to impact HDD manufacturing, says IHS" DigiTimes 10:43 AM
  • "Hadoop wins over enterprise IT, spurs talent crunch" Network World 10:33 AM
  • "The Killer App for Tablets in Enterprise: With custom business apps to access corporate data from anywhere, ultra-portable tablets can make enterprise more efficient." PC Magazine 11:14 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple tops $500 per-share mark, reigns as most valuable firm" Associated Press 4:33 PM
  • "Apple stock breaks $500 level, continuing rally: Apple stock breaks $500 level, continuing two-week rally; worth 17 percent more than Exxon" Associated Press 10:15 AM
  • "Apple Shares Climb Above $500 as Earnings Ignite Advance" Bloomberg 10:02 AM
  • "Apple Share Price Breaches $500, Hits All-Time High" MacRumors 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Shares Break $500 For First Time Ever" WSJ Blogs 8:50 AM
  • "Apple's Stock Surges to $500; Market Value Near $500 Billion" CNBC 8:50 AM
  • "Apple's Rapid Rally to $500" [Video Report] CNBC 10:15 AM
  • "Apple crosses $500-a-share mark, leads tech gains" MarketWatch 8:49 AM
  • "Apple's stock hits $500" CNNMoney 8:36 AM
  • "A single share of Apple stock now costs more than an iPad" BGR 8:58 AM
  • "Apple pops, Wall St firms drop in brand study" Reuters 7:33 AM
  • "Apple: Can a $500 Stock With a $467 Billion Market Cap Actually Be Cheap?" Minyanville 11:12 AM
  • "Who first called Apple at $500? Technically, it was Hudson Square's Daniel Ernst. But we have a few caveats." Fortune 9:37 AM
  • "Apple's Worth Surpasses Exxon Mobil By $100 Billion (Approx.)" RazorianFly 9:50 AM
  • "Has Apple Gone 'Parabolic' Or Just A Bit Overextended?" Seeking Alpha 10:37 AM
  • "When Should Investors Buy Apple? (Update 2)" TheStreet 2:03 PM
Industry News
  • "Sprint Adjusts Bonus: Executives Pay Won't Be Hurt by Costly Apple iPhone Deal" [Paid Membership Required] 6:59 PM
  • "Greece-Inspired Rally Fades; Apple Hits $500" FOXBusiness 10:56 AM
  • "Stocks Rise on Greek Vote; Apple Crests $500" TheStreet 12:04 PM
  • "Stocks gain after Greece OKs austerity" CNNMoney 9:37 AM
  • "Stocks Hold Gains, Led by Banks; Vix Slumps" CNBC 12:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Greek Austerity Vote" Bloomberg 10:25 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Hold Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 11:49 AM
  • "Stocks head for gains after Greece OKs austerity" CNNMoney 9:36 AM
  • "Canada equities edge up after Greek move: RIM shares weaken, bucking mildly bullish trend in Toronto" MarketWatch 12:09 PM
  • "U.K. stocks climb as Greece approves austerity" MarketWatch 9:49 AM
  • "Asian Shares Up Modestly on Greek Vote" [Paid Membership Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Advance as Greek Parliament Approves Budget Cuts" Bloomberg 11:49 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks advance after Greek austerity vote" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise" [Paid Membership Required] 9:49 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise After Greek Austerity Approval; C&W Rallies" Bloomberg 11:50 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Greek optimism pushes Europe stocks higher/C&W Worldwide surges 45% on potential merger; French banks drop" MarketWatch 12:05 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" Yahoo! News 9:33 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:35 PM
  • "Joel Greenblatt's 5 Undervalued Tech Picks: Why You Should Invest In These" Seeking Alpha 9:56 AM
  • "Price Targets For 5 Major Tech Picks From Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors" Seeking Alpha 12:13 PM

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