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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
 

 

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Thursday Highlights: Charles Nicholls of SeeWhy believes Apple Pay is going to change commerce; Apple and U2 aren't done with surprises, apparently, as the two are said to be changing the way music is done in the digital age; Apple granted one license for iPhone 6 in China, needs one more for sales to begin; Tim Cook pens a letter revealing Apple's commitment to our privacy, says iOS 8 will keep your data safe, not even Apple will be able to unlock phones even with search warrants—more in our General Interest section; Woz reveals his Android phones will be replaced by the iPhone 6; hey fans of Commander Keen!! Source code for the lost episode game is available for tinkering - maybe someone can make an iOS verion?!; apparently iOS 8 is not being adopted as fast as previous versions; patent application reveals Apple inventing bone-conducting EarPods; Jason Snell on the iPhone 6 Plus; reviews aplenty of iOS 8 from AddictiveTips, The Inquirer, the Associated Press, and we also have a plethora of iOS 8 tips and tricks in our Reviews section.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Presentation by Tim Cook, Apple CEO: Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference/Welcome to the audio webcast of Tim Cook's presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. To listen to the presentation, click on the button below."  Apple 8:40 AM
  • "Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs/Forty five minutes with the man who took over when Steve Jobs stepped down"  Fortune 8:11 AM
  • "Tim Cook and a more likeable Apple: Tim Cook is the right person at the right time for Apple. Why? He's better suited to fending off the hand grenades that come with being the most successful tech company on the planet."  ZDNet 8:57 AM
  • "Tim Cook gives superb performance, incredibly bullish outlook at Goldman Tech Conference" iMore 10:37 AM
  • "Apple CEO: 'We Care About Every Worker'/Tim Cook reiterates Apple's commitment to fair labor practices and highlights his company's focus on cloud services." InformationWeek 4:55 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook on working conditions" [Video Report] CNNMoney 10:26 AM
  • "Apple CEO Reaffirms Commitment to Upholding Labor Conditions" Bloomberg 8:12 AM
  • "Apple iPad plant conditions better than the norm: agency" Reuters 10:27 AM
  • "Apple CEO Cook Says iPad, Tablets Will Outsell PCs" PCWorld 10:29 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: iPad Cannibalization Good for PC Industry" eWeek 10:40 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook hints broad iPhone attack" Computerworld 8:25 AM
  • "iCloud Fever: Apple Cloud Surges Past 100 Million Users" Forbes 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Dividend More Likely Than $100 Billion Toga Party" AllThingsD 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's Size Clouds Market: To Get a Picture of Corporate Health, Analysts Cut Tech Giant Out of the Frame" Wall Street Journal 12:03 PM
  • "Andoid, China Woes Can't Keep Apple Down: AAPL shares broke new ground this week, blowing past the $500 mark on the energy of a record-setting sales quarter and hotly anticipated products expected soon in its iPad and MacBook lines. Its life in the courtroom, however, is still a slog, and the China side of its business is quickly developing a two-pronged problem."  MacNewsWorld 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Pushes to Open Kodak Patent Suit: Apple Inc. wants to move forward with patent-infringement litigation that Eastman Kodak Co.'s Chapter 11 bankruptcy halted, fearing that a disputed patent may be put up for sale as part of Kodak's restructuring." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:11 AM
  • "Apple Asks for Court Approval to Sue Bankrupt Kodak Over Patents" Bloomberg 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Requests Approval to Sue Kodak Into Oblivion" AllThingsD 11:09 AM
  • "Congress sends letter to Apple questioning the Path debacle, developer data access" The Next Web 11:50 AM
  • "Lawmakers ask Apple to explain iPhone app privacy policies" CNET News 8:08 PM
  • "Last week's Apple-Samsung lawsuit involves eight patents, 17 products -- bid for Nexus ban is based on only a subset" Foss Patents 11:48 AM
  • "Apple's US Samsung lawsuit expands to 8 patents and names 17 products" AppleInsider 8:26 PM
  • "Apple bitten as builder goes titsup: Apple's plans to open its first mega retail store in Brisbane have been derailed by the collapse of building and construction firm Kell & Rigby." The Register 8:28 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple releases slew of new printer drivers for OS X" CNET Reviews 8:25 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Lion - Alesis FireWire driver update compatibility issues and migration from MobileMe" ["My iMac (purchased in the middle of 2011) used to be able to reconnect to my Time Capsule (after a delay) when waking from sleep almost 100% of time. After updating to 10.7.3 it almost never re-connects."] MacInTouch 4:46 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Discover the DigitalColor Meter tool on your Mac" TechRepublic 11:20 PM
  • "DocMoto review: File manager brings Mac simplicity and features to complex document sharing" Macworld UK 8:45 AM
  • "Helios UB2 review: High performance, cross-platform server suite aimed at graphics market" Macworld UK 8:45 AM
  • "Home Accountz 2012 review: Managing your personal finances has never been so Eazy" Macworld UK 8:45 AM
  • "Gazelle Makes It Easy To Manage Bookmarks, Multiple Browsers" MacNews 9:05 AM
  • "iMovie 11 Backgrounds and Placeholders" [Video-based Tutorial] MacMost 8:38 AM
  • "Eight tips for OS X's Quick Look: View files quickly and easily with this OS X time-saver" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "The Problem With To Do Lists And The Mac, iPhone, iPad To Do Solution" Mac 360 7:58 AM
  • "A Free Mac App That's Drop Dead Easy To Use Will Improve Your Typing Speed And Accurac" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Remove Authorized Computers From Your iTunes Account" MacTrast 8:46 AM
  • "10.7: Adjust Mail's delay for marking items read in conversation view" Mac OS X Hints 9:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "VLC 2.0 hits RC, brings new UI and Blu-ray support for OS X" Reuters 8:27 PM
  • "Double Fine Adventure To Be Released For PC, Mac, Linux, iOS And Android; Will Be DRM Free To Backers" G4tv 8:26 PM
  • "Musicality 2.0: AirPlay, Airfoil, Lion fullscreen support added" FairerPlatform 10:36 AM
  • "The Pillar New Testament Commentaries: The Pillar NT Commentary is designed for those who want to study the New Testament at a deeper level. Although written by biblical scholars, great effort has been made to present a clear meaning of the text, assuming a varied audience of students, pastors and scholars. The text is very readable but does not dismiss critical issues. It's an ideal blend of rigorous exegesis, exposition, scholarship and pastoral sensitivity." Accordance 10:28 AM
  • "PluralEyes refocused for Final Cut Pro X's multicam" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Photoshop CS6 Can Magically Move Around Any Object In Your Photos" Gizmodo 9:45 AM
  • "Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman Announce Playing Dead & New Website/Screenshots for their Game Based on The Walking Dead" PRNewswire 9:12 AM
  • "xType Is a Simple, Free Text Expansion Tool for the Mac" Lifehacker 8:40 AM
  • "Viewfinder Effect for FCP X, Motion and AE Released by SUGARfx" prMac 9:07 AM
  • "Zevrix Releases Output Factory for InDesign: Output Automation Solution" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Pages Templates App Released 133 Renewed Pages Themes on Mac App Store" prMac 8:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Under lawmakers' pressure, Apple tweaks address-book privacy policy" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 8:28 PM
  • "Apple to Ban Stealthy IPhone Contact Data Harvesting" Computerworld 8:28 PM
  • "Apple: Apps using address data are in violation, fix to come" CNET News 8:07 PM
  • "Apple: Apps need 'explicit approval' before collecting user contacts" CNN 8:27 PM
  • "Apple slashes iAd pricing again as AdMob onslaught continues?" CNET News 8:16 AM
  • "Apple #1 in Product Placement – Products Like iPad Appear in 42.5% of Top US Movies" PadGadget 8:50 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone is more popular than ever" TG Daily 1:21 PM
  • "Gartner: iPhone market share set to slip from Q1" ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Apple crowned top smartphone vendor of 2011 by Gartner" CNET News 8:46 AM
  • "Apple overtakes Samsung on smartphone sales" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Apple overtakes Samsung as top smartphone vendor" New York Post 9:14 AM
  • "Apple tops 2011 As The #1 Brand And Best Buy Is The #1 Retailer – NPD" MacPrices 12:34 PM
  • "Apple claims firm broke trademark agreement" China Daily 11:19 PM
  • "Proview says any ban of iPad exports hard to impose" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "As Proview seeks iPad China ban, government says no chance" CNET News 8:32 AM
  • "Chinese Customs Tells Proview That Ban of iPad Exports Would be Difficult" MacRumors 8:44 AM
  • "WSJ: Apple Asked Amazon.com To Remove IPads From Chinese Storefront -Sources" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:21 PM
  • "Amazon Suspends iPad Sales in China" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:02 PM
  • "More Chinese cities halt Apple iPad orders -reports" Reuters 11:20 PM
  • "Apple voluntarily pulls iPads from online Chinese stores" Electronista 8:44 AM
  • "Ordinary Chinese Divided on IPad Trademark Dispute" IDG News Service 11:13 AM
  • "Apple most trusted brand in America according to Harris RQ survey" AppleTell 8:33 AM
  • "Some iOS developers used 'well-known' download bots to manipulate App Store top 25" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "Apple iOS developers: We'll adjust to privacy change" CNET News 8:04 PM
  • "iPad market share hit by deep PlayBook price cut in Canada" AppleInsider 4:50 PM
  • "FLA chief calls Foxconn facilities 'first class'" CNET News 8:06 PM
  • "AT&T data throttling and the great customer ripoff: AT&T is slowing unlimited data customers to a crawl when they hit a mysterious unspecified monthly data usage level. Doesn't sound so unlimited, does it?"  ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "British Airways Cabin Crews Tap Into Apple IPads for Lowdown on VIP Flyers" Bloomberg 8:29 PM
  • "Logan City Council relieves SOE stress with iPads" iTNews Australia 11:19 PM
  • "Photography Exhibit Augments Reality With iPhone App" App Advice 8:34 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "iPhone competition hurts Clearwire's growth as loss widens" CNET News 4:55 PM
  • "Handwriting recognition comes to Kindle Touch, thanks to Puzzazz" CNET News 12:29 PM
  • "Yahoo CEO's new hurdle: board challenge/Company, analysts call Third Point bid potentially disruptive" MarketWatch 12:23 PM
  • "Hockey-playing robot can stick it to you" CNET News 12:29 PM
  • "This Amazing Coffee-Filled Robot Can Beat You at Darts" Techland 11:50 AM
  • "Call of Duty prank leads to real-life SWAT raid" TG Daily 11:40 AM
  • "Start-up company Aereo will stream local TV channels, provide online DVR" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "New Processor to Cut Cost of LTE Smartphones, Says Renesas" IDG News Service 11:12 AM
  • "Motorola 'Intel inside' Android 4.0 phone spied on web" Register Hardware 11:43 AM
  • "RIM: PlayBook 2.0 Likely Coming During MWC" PC Magazine 11:08 AM
  • "Double trouble for Phil Falcone's LightSquared" New York Post 11:05 AM
  • "Norton gets personal with One" Download 10:07 AM
  • "HTC reportedly working on streaming music service" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Google tightens its Wallet after PIN reset goof" The Register 11:42 AM
  • "Urgent Tweet In Kenya Village: Help, Sheep Missing" Associated Press 10:01 AM
  • "Thousands of public encryption keys found to offer no security" V3 11:52 AM
  • "For Hackers, Attacking Phones and Tablets Is the New Hotness" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "WolframAlpha's Stephen Wolfram Talks About New Paid Knowledge Engine (Video)" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "SEC Tells Telecoms to Include Net Neutrality in Shareholder Voting" The Mac Observer 9:06 AM
  • "IRS Refund Email is a Scam" Forbes 8:34 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "YML Archives for February 15th, 2012'" Your Mac Life 11:02 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live: Exploring the Applesphere" TUAW 4:51 PM
  • "Video: Inventing on Principle" ["Victor has worked on experimental UI concepts at Apple and also created the interactive data graphics for Al Gore's book, Our Choice"] Webmonkey 12:37 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "iOS to require explicit permission for contact data in 'future software release'"  The Verge 1:05 PM
  • "Apple: App Access to Contact Data Will Require Explicit User Permission" AllThingsD 1:22 PM
  • "Apple Tightens Rules on Apps That Access Users' Addresses" Bloomberg 4:49 PM
  • "Worried About Your Apps Accessing Your Contacts Data? An iOS Update Is In The Works To Fix That" Redmond Pie 4:51 PM
  • "Twitter: Yes, We Keep Your iPhone Contacts Too"  Mashable 1:12 PM
  • "Apple Will Require Permission for Apps to Access Address Book" The Mac Observer 2:12 PM
  • "iBookstore adds new features for publishers" AppleInsider 4:51 PM
  • "Apple's Chinese labourers get 1.6 per cent of iPad loot - Report: Foxconn staff get only $8 of tablet's $499 price tag" Channel Register 8:27 AM
  • "Chinese Workers Get Only $8 From Each Apple iPad 2" Forbes 10:35 AM
  • "Smaller iPad talk resurfaces, but Apple won't be tempted, say experts: CEO Tim Cook doesn't address rumors, intimates 7-in. Kindle Fire is a 'limited function...product'" Computerworld 2:13 PM
  • "Don't discount Apple's interest in a smaller iPad, says analyst" CNET News 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's iPad driving accelerated enterprise transition away from printing" AppleInsider 8:33 AM
  • "Looming Apple upgrade sparks rush to recycle iPads" Boston Herald 8:11 AM
  • "Apple iPad to Run on Verizon, ATandT 4G Networks: Report" eWeek 8:27 AM
  • "2 TB Time Capsule: Worldwide Stocks Extremely Low" HardMac 8:39 AM
  • "Siri leaks own forthcoming Japanese support" iLounge 8:45 AM
  • "Rumor: Intel to push back Mac-bound Ivy Bridge chip shipments until June" AppleInsider 11:21 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Pirate Gunner HD For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:16 AM
  • "Numbers Addict For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:16 AM
  • "BattleLand: Warrior vs Monster HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:16 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:49 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 9:05 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:05 AM
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -New 27 Inch Models -Up To $340 Off List Price" MacReviewZone 12:34 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $124 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 12:34 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Up to $230 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12:33 PM
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:34 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "'Inside Apple': Why 'Everyone Inside Wants Out'" The Wrap 8:27 AM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and October, 2011, 15 Inch Macbook Pro 2.2GHz" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 2:12 PM
  • "The iCade and Atari Arcade bring old-school gaming to the iPad" Macworld 4:50 PM
  • "Cygnett WorkMate Pro Shock-Resistant Case for iPhone 4/4S" iLounge 12:40 PM
  • "RAZORIA Vinyl Skin For iPhone 4S And iPad 2 [Review] Redmond Pie 8:51 AM
  • "iSesamo steel repair tool review" AppleTell 2:52 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Clear for iOS: unique gesture-based task management (hands-on Video)" The Verge 8:58 AM
  • "Clear review: bright, bold task management for iPhone" iMore 8:58 AM
  • "Clear: An iPhone App That Lets You Simply And Elegantly Get The Little Things Done [Review] Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "TouchDocs Review: TouchDocs adds a cleaner interface to the Google Docs experience on iOS, but not much more." 148Apps 1:08 PM
  • "Wunderkit Review: A great idea for those in need of a collaborative productivity tool, but the execution lets it down slightly." 148Apps 2:51 PM
  • "The Best Address Book App for iPhone" ["Smartr Contacts"] Lifehacker 12:41 PM
  • "Product Review: SAP's Recalls App - The Crossover From Enterprise To Consumer Begins" Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "WatchDox Secures the Corporate iPad" Forbes 9:26 AM
  • "NPR Music iOS app updated with iPad support, will stream exclusive concert by The Shins on March 7th" The Verge 11:08 AM
  • "Habits Pro (Tasks, Goals, Habit Tracker) Review: Habits tracker bogs you down in details" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "Review: Money Story Book – An Infinitely Customizable Personal Finance App" MacTrast 8:44 AM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Ten Apps to Show Off the iPhone" The Mac Observer 2:50 PM
  • "Browse YouTube Videos in a New, Innovative Way with Elicity" PadGadget 10:03 AM
  • "Game Your Video Review: Game Your Video is an app that allows user to apply effects to Videos in real time." 148Apps 8:34 AM
  • "Movie Awards Trivia Review: A more historical approach to film trivia that will hook big movie buffs. Shame it lacks a few features." 148Apps 9:07 AM
  • "Teaching with the iPad in a Real Classroom Environment: Scribble Press" eXtensions 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Hardwood Solitaire IV" AppleTell 8:33 AM
  • "Makego For iOS Makes Your Toy Models Actually Go! [Review] Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Catball Eats It All Review" Mac|Life 8:13 AM
  • "'Dodonpachi Blissful Death' Review - Another Day, Another Fantastic Cave Shooter" Touch Arcade 8:58 AM
  • "Dojo Madness Review: This ninja raccoon has to stay on his toes if he wants to survive the 360 degree onslaught of enemies." 148Apps 10:23 AM
  • "War in a Box: Paper Tanks Review/Battle it out with waves of cardboard invaders in this tower defense game with a unique graphic style." 148Apps 12:36 PM
  • "Panda vs. Ninjas Review: A puzzle game that proves pitting a panda against an army of ninjas is more entertaining on paper than on iOS." 148Apps 11:11 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to tether your iPhone" Geek 12:04 PM
Tips
  • "Which Apple TV Is Right for You?" Low End Mac 4:47 PM
  • "iOS: Temporarily hide a mail/calendar account at will" Mac OS X Hints 9:47 AM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Should I buy AppleCare+?" TUAW 8:58 AM
  • "Disable Installation of Apps on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" OS X Daily 8:49 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's $100 Billion War Chest: 10 Ways It Can Spend It" eWeek 11:20 PM
  • "Apple Lesson of the Day: Design Matters. A Lot." The Motley Fool 11:19 PM
  • "Apple PR's dirty little secret" ZDNet 11:18 PM
  • "Apple IPad 3: Should It Support LTE?" CIO 11:17 PM
  • "What I'd like to see in a new Apple TV: Apple's streaming Video box could get a lot better with a few improvements." CNET Reviews 4:50 PM
  • "Samsung's Anti-Apple Ad Wins Twitter's First Ad Scrimmage" Mashable 2:51 PM
  • "Is Intel attacking Apple with Ultrabook subsidies from behind a veil?" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "Could the iPad 3 start to cannibalize TVs sales?" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Is Apple over a Chinese iBarrel?"  MSNBC 11:51 AM
  • "Is anyone surprised? Apple workers treated better" Tech.Blorge 11:37 AM
  • "Independent Inspector Says Foxconn's Facilities Are 'First-Class'" Business Insider 11:37 AM
  • "Apple Sues Kodak in Manhattan District Court, Takes Advantage of Film Giant's Poor Position" DailyTech 11:54 AM
  • "Apple patent bullying reaches new low"  BetaNews 11:23 AM
  • "Apple planning to pile lawsuits on Kodak—if bankruptcy court approves" Ars Technica 11:09 AM
  • "Apple Management Lessons Every Company Should Steal" Business Insider 11:08 AM
  • "Apple Yanks The iPad Off Of Amazon's Chinese Shelves, But Why?" TechCrunch 10:35 AM
  • "What the Hell Happened to Apple's Attention to Detail?" Gizmodo 10:32 AM
  • "Apple's Third-Party Siri Crackdown (And How to Get Around It)" Gizmodo 9:47 AM
  • "iPhone/iOS discussion has more about silent address book harvesting by apps, plus ATT unlocking issues and also Apple disabling Siri for non-4S iPhones." MacInTouch 4:46 PM
  • "Apple Issues Statement On User Data Access" AppleBitch 3:57 PM
  • "Apple's iOS problem: Contacts uploading is just the tip of the iceberg. Apps can upload all your photos, calendars or record conversations" 9 to 5 Mac 2:52 PM
  • "Time For Apple To Fix How iOS Handles Contact Data As More Apps Follow Path"  mocoNews 11:57 AM
  • "Apps uploading address books is a privacy side-show compared to DPI"  TechCrunch 10:35 AM
  • "Any iPhone App Can Steal Your Contacts Now—Against Steve Jobs' Will" Gizmodo 9:45 AM
  • "Why Apple won't give the iPhone or iPad an LTE radio. Yet." iDownload Blog 9:26 AM
  • "Apple Rumors: Separating the Probable from the Impossible"  Tech.pinions 9:18 AM
  • "Keep Clear: When An App Goes Viral" Apple Bitch 9:06 AM
  • "Apple's Secret Gameplan?" TheStreet 8:58 AM
  • "Why You Should Wait to Buy the Next iPad" PC Magazine 11:10 AM
  • "Proview Isn't To Blame For Pulled iPads: Amazon Is Not An Authorized Reseller, Even In China" TechCrunch 4:51 PM
  • "Apple Pulled iPads from Amazon China, But Won't Face Total Ban (Yet)" Gizmodo 9:17 AM
  • "The iPad is too big to ban in China, authorities tell Proview" VentureBeat 9:14 AM
  • "Proview vs. Apple: Exports ban hard to impose" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Dear Apple, Address Book-Gate Is Sort Of Your Fault" TechCrunch 8:51 AM
  • "Should the Competition be More Worried About an Apple TV?" PadGadget 8:50 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Savvy users, the final frontier" ZDNet 4:50 PM
  • "Aereo outsources the TV antenna to the cloud: Is this the future of TV?" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "AT&T data throttling and the great customer ripoff" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "Hands On: Motorola Droid 4 Pushes Most of the Right Buttons" Wired 11:59 AM
  • "Forget the Vita, I Want a Real PlayStation Tablet" Techland 11:50 AM
  • "Pics of Tegra 3 LG phone spotted in the wild" TG Daily 11:40 AM
  • "AT&T Is a Bunch of Lying Crack Dealers, Says Fox News" Minyanville 11:37 AM
  • "Review: Getting Stuck on Pinterest/A social curation startup makes collecting, and sharing, Web images surprisingly addictive." Technology Review 11:37 AM
  • "Evidence Of A Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Sprouts Up All Over The Place" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "Ben Bajarin: The second coming of the real-time enterprise, powered by tablets" TabTimes 11:21 AM
  • "First look: Norton's 2012 desktop, smartphone security push" Network World 11:16 AM
  • "Path Isn't Only App to Upload, Store Address Book Data" PCWorld 11:12 AM
  • "AOL may never be able to patch up Patch" Fortune 10:45 AM
  • "Two in three Google+ users are men: Unlike Facebook where the most users are women, a new survey shows an overwhelming majority of Google+ users are male" Network World 11:38 AM
  • "Google Public DNS Handles 70B Requests Daily" eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "Making the Cloud Conventional" CRM Buyer 10:36 AM
  • "Researchers crack online encryption system: Many of the public keys don't fully protect sensitive online transactions, study concludes" Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Good News, Google And Apple TV: Studies Find Internet-TV Trends 'Irreversible'" Forbes 9:58 AM
  • "Taiwanese OEMs Foreshadow PC, Smartphone Growth" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "For Backup, You've Got a Friend, Family or Cloud" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense" Wired Magazine 9:53 AM
  • "Android's App Development Enthusiasm Falling Behind OS Market Share" The Mac Observer 8:16 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "True Tales from a Comic Convention: Part 2" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 7:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Bryan Chaffin & Jeff Gamet Interviewed on MacVoices TV" The Mac Observer 3:57 PM
  • "'Tebit Time' Celebrates Tim Tebow In The Most Awesome Way Possible, Probably" Touch Arcade 12:44 PM
  • "Google+ iPhone App Gets Instant Photo Upload Feature" PCWorld 12:04 PM
  • "Roadside Presidents iPhone App Directs You to Landmarks and Laughs Along America's Highways" PRNewswire 12:03 PM
  • "50 Best iPhone Apps 2012: Whether you're looking to load up a new iPhone or simply expand your collection, here's our 2012 list of download-deserving apps." [Slideshow] Techland 11:49 AM
  • "MTV Takes The Beta Label Off Its Music Meter App For Finding New Artists" TechCrunch 10:35 AM
  • "Clear is Here! After much excitement, we're absolutely stoked to announce that Clear for iPhone - our collaboration with Milen and Impending - is finally available!" Realmac Software 9:44 AM
  • "iPhone Speaker Reviews Launches iPad Speaker Review Section" PRWeb 9:10 AM
  • "xkzero Announces New iPad Sales App for Sage MAS 90 / 200" PRWeb 9:10 AM
  • "Avoiding the Bike Graveyard: New iPhone App Prevents 'Garaging' of Expensive Gear" PRWeb 9:10 AM
  • "New Study: Consumers are Poised for a Radical Shift in TV Consumption/New study from Chadwick Martin Bailey finds 63% of consumers who watch TV or Video on a tablet did so even when there was a TV available" PRWeb 9:10 AM
  • "IntelliChief Version 3.3 Released: Ability to connect to IntelliChief and manage documents using an Apple®, Android™, or Windows® Mobile device via IntelliChief Mobile™ now available" PRWeb 9:10 AM
  • "Next-generation Fuze Meeting Brings Cloud-based Telepresence to iPads" Business Wire 9:09 AM
  • "Fairway Solitaire™ By Big Fish Games Now Available on the App Store" Business Wire 9:09 AM
  • "Free Finale Notepad Allows Anyone to Create Music" Business Wire 9:09 AM
  • "WatchDox Secures the Corporate iPad" Forbes 8:58 AM
  • "iPod nano watchbands: The teeny tiny iPod nano can be more than just a great music player. With the right accessory, you've got a hip and high-tech wristwatch. Here's a look at the options." [Slideshow] Macworld 8:51 AM
  • "Time Warner Cable brings streaming Video to PCs, Macs" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "Anticipated 'Clear' to-do list application arrives on the App Store" 9 to 5 Mac 8:34 AM
  • "LaCie's Thunderbolt Drives Turn MacBooks Into Mac Pros" Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
  • "Cheeky Monkey: Rocket Run - Simple and Addicting iPhone Game" prMac 2:14 PM
  • "Wizard runner - Fight the Hordes of Dreadful Enemies" prMac 2:14 PM
  • "Real-time arrival times for more than 2050 bus stops in Staten Island" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "SkyRecorder 1.0 for iOS - Record Skype or Other VoIP Conversations" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "TikTak Games announces Bubble Planets 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Make Shopping trips easy with Shopping List 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Gameatra for iPad - New, Always Provides Latest Gaming Data and News" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "TouchDocs brings Google Docs to the iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Syncrohearts Love Game 1.0 Is A Fun Way To Enhance Relationships" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Sleep Tracker Version 2.0.0 Released for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Dr. Tingleton releases his new Miracle Correspondence Stimulator app" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "A Fact Every Day - the educational app that will last a whole year" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Fun Shooting Stars - Improve Your Child's Fine Motor Skills" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Small ad studio makes Big Leap into App Development" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Bird Song Alarm Clock Wakes iPhone Users Naturally" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Introducing muser - A Beautiful Inspiration App for Writers" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Irresistible New Action-Puzzler released on iOS - Fuzzy Cubes" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "ABBYY Expands Lingvo for iOS with Collins Italian Dictionary" prMac 8:04 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell: Sterne Agee Cuts Rating; Sees Them Still Too Tied To PCs" Forbes 9:53 AM
  • "Dell: Sterne Agee Cuts to Sell; Rocky Transformation" Barron's 9:53 AM
  • "Dell Shares Have Downside Risk to $14-$16: The PC maker doesn't have a compelling risk-reward at this valuation." Barron's 12:22 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Is A Buy Ahead Of Earnings" Seeking Alpha 9:55 AM
  • "HP gives developers more parts of Open WebOS puzzle" ZDNet UK 12:10 PM
  • "HP plans to take the fight to Apple and Android with WebOS: CEO Meg Whitman also plans to double HP's R&D spend" The Inquirer 8:25 PM
  • "HP, Intel rethink processor upgrades in servers: HP, Intel have put a clamp on a motherboard as an error-free way to slot processors in sockets" IDG News Service 10:53 AM
  • "HP Z1 Redesigns the Workstation" PC Magazine 11:10 AM
  • "HP Finally Explains Its Big Plans For Its $10 Billion Purchase, Autonomy" Business Insider 2:52 PM
  • "Windows 8: What you need to know/Windows 8 represents a major step in bringing all of Microsoft's OSes -- from smartphone to tablet to desktop client to server -- under one code base" Network World 10:53 AM
  • "Windows 8 will be more accessible to those with disabilities" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Bing-Yahoo Lose Net U.S. Search Market Share in January" Forbes 9:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's Android tactics are 'hard bargaining' but not patent misuse" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft's not so happy Valentine's Day: Spectacular Security Essentials false positives, an extensive Hotmail outage, and errors when installing a Black Tuesday patch made for a bad day in Redmond" InfoWorld 10:52 AM
  • "Microsoft code not the security sieve sysadmins should be worried about" The Register 11:46 AM
  • "Microsoft security update flags Google.com for malware" ZDNet UK 12:10 PM
  • "The cloud over Microsoft is lifting: Microsoft isn't likely to dominate the post-PC world. But with its server, business and entertainment divisions growing, that may not matter." Fortune 1:12 PM
  • "Microsoft reduces SQL Azure pricing" ZDNet UK 12:10 PM
  • "I.B.M.: Big Data, Bigger Patterns" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:14 PM
  • "IBM eyes new systems with 'integrated expertise' built in" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "IBM SVP discusses success behind integrated systems trend" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Oracle preps MySQL Cluster for Web use: The newly released version, MySQL Cluster 7.2, comes with a Memcached interface" IDG News Service 10:30 AM
  • "Oracle: Caris Downgrades" Forbes 10:45 AM
  • "Intel next-generation communications platform to accelerated network services" DigiTimes 9:57 AM
  • "Overpriced? AMD's New HD 7770 and HD 7750 Graphics Cards in Reviews" Techland 11:50 AM
  • "AMD Radeon HD 7770 and 7750 GPU Reviews" HotHardware 11:28 AM
  • "Cisco challenges Microsoft, Skype merger in EU: Cisco challenges Microsoft's takeover of Skype in EU court, fears video conferencing monopoly" Associated Press 12:25 PM
  • "Cisco appeals EU's approval of Microsoft/Skype deal" Reuters 12:25 PM
  • "Cisco Appeals Europe's Approval of Microsoft-Skype Deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Cisco Appeals Europe's Approval of Microsoft's $8.5 Billion Skype Acquisition" AllThingsD 12:25 PM
  • "Cisco Asks EU Court to Overturn Approval of Microsoft-Skype Deal" Bloomberg 12:25 PM
  • "Cisco Appeals EU Approval Of Microsoft/Skype Deal" Forbes 1:05 PM
  • "Cisco to challenge Microsoft Skype deal at EU: Cisco has said it will challenge Microsoft's $8.5bn (£5.4m) takeover of Skype at the EU's top court." BBC 12:46 PM
  • "Cisco loses its smart grid head: Cisco's Ipsen leaves for government position at Microsoft" Network World 11:16 AM
  • "Oracle Surfing Big Data Wave To $37" Forbes 2:14 PM
  • "Senators Unveil Cybersecurity Bill to Empower Homeland Security" CIO 11:16 AM
  • "Security Systems Professionals in Demand: Report" eWeek 10:39 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple falls, drags Wall Street lower" Reuters 4:50 PM
  • "What Caused Apple to Drop Today" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 8:26 PM
  • "Apple Stock Continues Skyrocketing: Apple shares are continuing their face-ripping rally in an otherwise ho-hum day for the broader market. Shares of Apple, which cracked above $500 for the first time on Monday, are up nearly 3% to $523.76 today."  WSJ Blogs 10:34 AM
  • "Apple now worth fifteen times Dell's market value"  MacDailyNews 10:09 AM
  • "Apple Has One 'Sell' Rating as Stock Climbs" Bloomberg 4:50 PM
  • "Lone Apple Bear Resolute, Says Bloomberg" Barron's 2:52 PM
  • "Apple Rising on Dividend, TV Chatter Post Goldman Talk" Barron's 11:08 AM
  • "Apple's share price overtakes Wall Street's 12-month targets" Fortune 10:47 AM
  • "Apple Has Hedge Fund Managers Scrambling to Buy" TheStreet 9:40 AM
  • "Apple Stock Can Easily Fall $100" Forbes 12:38 PM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Japan shares up, Australian shares down" MarketWatch 8:21 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, Zynga among decliners in tech swoon/Social-game maker downgraded following big run-up" MarketWatch 4:52 PM
  • "U.S. stocks hit by Fed minutes, Greece: Breakdown in Apple stock may also have weighed, analyst says" MarketWatch 4:52 PM
  • "Mixed Feelings on Wall Street Despite Upbeat Data" FOXBusiness 10:48 AM
  • "Stocks in U.S. Fall Amid Concern Greece May Be Closer to Default on Debt" Bloomberg 8:20 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower on More Greek Bailout Woes" TheStreet 4:52 PM
  • "Stocks drop as Greece worries persist" CNNMoney 4:52 PM
  • "U.S. stocks mixed as Greek bailout talks inch along" Associated Press 10:25 AM
  • "Dow's Tumble Is Worst in 2012: The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its steepest fall of the year as questions about the latest Greek bailout added to concerns about industrial stocks." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:53 PM
  • "Eurozone optimism to boost stocks" CNNMoney 9:38 AM
  • "Asian Markets Finish Higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Asia Stocks Rise to 6-Month High on China Pledge to Help Europe" Bloomberg 9:51 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise on China Help; BNP, Heineken Gain on Profit" Bloomberg 12:15 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise, but Greek worries cast shadow/Shares in BNP Paribas, Heineken rise after earnings" MarketWatch 12:16 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:21 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:26 PM

 
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