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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, February 17, 2012


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Thursday Highlights: More regulation in focus as Euopean Union targets Apple, Google, Amazon, would also demand App Store rankings; Apple device choice soaring over PCs and Android devices among enterprise employees; Larry Kudlow tells CNBC Tim Cook told President Trump he loves tax cuts and reform, praising CEO as "most helpful" regarding suggestions on China dealings; Spotify's free tier may portend trouble for Apple Music; Apple working to protect home Wi-Fi devices from "Skeleton Key" hack; Business Insider reports on struggles of Facebook employee tasked with removing "beheadings, child pornography, and animal abuse"; Jonny Evans interviews Jamf CEO on Apple in the enterprise, while Hodinkee interviews Peter Stas concerning threat that is Apple Watch; new round of photos purport to show iPhone SE 2 with glass back, but rest is similar to current models; did Samsung throw Apple under bus with OLED comments? Dan Dilger debunks Samsung report portraying "iPhone X as weak".

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  • "Why Apple is winning/Apple is on a tear lately: stock price up over $100 in a month, huge product launches on the horizon, and a massive untapped market of tablet and computer buyers. The company keeps on winning--and here's why it won't slow down anytime soon."  CNET News 12:36 PM
  • "Apple Faced Exploitation in IPad Trademark Dispute, Hong Kong Court Ruled"  IDG News Service 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Wins Hong Kong Ruling, Aiding China IPad Trademark Fight"  Bloomberg 10:22 AM
  • "Price of the iPad Name: $55,000 to $2 Billion" [Paid Membership Required] 9:51 AM
  • "Proview to Apple: You Owe Us $2 Billion" AllThingsD 11:22 AM
  • "China's hard choice: iPad jobs, or iPad trademark"  Associated Press 8:14 AM
  • "iPad Rumble in China: Apple Slaps Amazon, Grapples With Proview"  MacNewsWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Stakes rise in Apple patent dispute" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:33 AM
  • "Apple faces $2bn Proview US lawsuit" SlashGear 8:37 AM
  • "Apple threatened with $2 billion U.S. lawsuit in iPad dispute" CNET News 8:36 AM
  • "Might Apple lose the iPad trademark? Welcome to the Twilight Zone" CNET News 8:09 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone loses China market share" Reuters 8:05 AM
  • "Apple complains to EU that Motorola is abusing patents" Electronista 10:00 PM
  • "Apple beats Motorola over iPhone patent in Android" Computerworld 8:45 AM
  • "Apple grants ABC access to its Chinese supply chain, Report to air February 21st" 9 to 5 Mac 9:55 PM
  • "iPad maker Foxconn lifts China workers pay again" Reuters 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Partner Foxconn Raises Workers' Salaries" [Paid Membership Required] 12:36 PM
  • "First of HTC's ITC cases against Apple dismissed" CNET News 5:17 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook on Hardware: As Apple spotlights its software with a developer release of its new Mac operating system, Mountain Lion, Tim Cook mused about other areas of Apple's business. Jessica Vascellaro reports on digits." [Video Report] MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Apple's Mac Makeover: 'Mountain Lion' Software Brings Mobile Features to Mac" [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion pushes iOS integration further" Chicago Sun-Times 10:29 AM
  • "Apple's new OS X tightens screws on some malware: Mountain Lion's default 'Gatekeeper' setting allows only approved Mac software to be installed" Computerworld 8:08 AM
  • "Apple sets Gatekeeper to protect OS X apps" CNET News 8:12 AM
  • "After Beta, Messages Will Be Exclusive to OS X Mountain Lion" MacRumors 8:17 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion brings intergration from iMessage to iChat" AppleTell 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's Messages app will be exclusive to Mountain Lion when the beta expires" The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "Mountain Lion's Messages beta hints at Mac Retina Display?" CNET News 8:39 AM
  • "Will your Mac run OS X Mountain Lion? Support for some older Macs is being dropped in the ninth iteration of OS X" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "Google's tracking of Safari users could lead to FTC investigation: Privacy advocates say Google's circumvention of antitracking controls could violate a privacy settlement with the agency" Computerworld 5:30 PM
  • "Google explains how and why Safari privacy settings were circumvented" TUAW 10:02 PM
  • "Secret ad code allows Google to bypass Safari's 'no tracking' settings" Help Net Security 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Files New iChat Trademark while transitioning to 'Messages" Patently Apple 3:40 PM
  • "Apple's IOS takes five years to double all-time Mac OS sales" The Inquirer 8:05 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion: What's new in iCloud" Mac.Blorge 3:51 PM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers" MacFixIt 6:14 PM
  • "iAd Producer: Simulator may not open when Xcode 4.3 is installed" Apple Support 4:12 PM
  • "Mountain Lion: What you need to know/We provide answers to your questions about Apple's next OS X update" Macworld 4:13 PM
  • "How to Uninstall Messages and Restore iChat to Mac OS X" OS X Daily 8:20 AM
  • "Hands-On With AirPlay In OS X Mountain Lion [Video] Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "AirPlay on OS X Mountain Lion to Apple TV, wirelessly (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 7:57 AM
  • "How to Use AirPlay Mirroring on a Mac with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" OS X Daily 12:37 PM
  • "A sneak peek at Apple's upcoming OS X Mountain Lion: Apple says its latest Mac OS X version will be released this summer; here's a look at what to expect" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:45 AM
  • "Bookle Is The Type Of Software That Should Come With The Mac" MacNews 8:51 AM
  • "MacMost Now 672: Using Image Capture With Scanners" MacMost 7:55 AM
  • "How To Give Your Mac Multiple Sound Volume Controls For Each App" BohemianBoomer 8:43 AM
  • "The On Screen Magnifier You Wish Your Mac Had (now available)" McSolo 8:43 AM
  • "10.7: Move messages to favorite mailboxes" Mac OS X Hints 10:10 AM
  • "10.7: Spelling correction using only the keyboard" Mac OS X Hints 10:10 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Change The Open Folder When Going To A New Finder Window" MacTrast 8:20 AM
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is damage control" I, Cringely 9:59 PM
  • "Gatekeeper, Sandboxing and the Evolution of OS X Apps" Gizmodo 5:13 PM
  • "Five ways Apple should make iCloud ready for business: Apple is integrating iCloud more tightly into iOS & OSX, but the features appeal to indiViduals and not businesses" Computerworld UK 5:11 PM
  • "Mountain Lion discussion [updated 17:17] debates forced obsolescence vs. new features; iOS vs. Mac platforms (including relative sales volumes); security issues and Apple control; hardware compatibility; the new Messages app; hands-on experiences and more." MacInTouch 4:43 PM
  • "Steve Jobs is gone, Windows 8 is coming and Apple panics" BetaNews 4:12 PM
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Preview, Apple the Most Reputable Brand, FBI's Steve Jobs File, and More" Low End Mac 4:12 PM
  • "With Apple's Mountain Lion OS, Twitter is a winner" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Mountain Lion Does iOS-ification Right" The Mac Observer 3:50 PM
  • "Why Mountain Lion's AirPlay Mirroring Is Hollywood's Worst Nightmare" Cult of Mac 3:35 PM
  • "Mountain Lion vs. Windows 8: Oh, So Very Different" Techland 12:36 PM
  • "Apple and Microsoft - Different approaches to developing the next-generation desktop OS" ZDNet 12:36 PM
  • "Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Stealing Someone's Design: HipChat vs Messages" TechCrunch 11:12 AM
  • "Too Many Macs Left Behind by OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" Low End Mac 10:57 AM
  • "Apple's Mountain Lion Developer Preview Bricked My MacBook" Techland 9:27 AM
  • "Gatekeeper in OS X Mountain Lion—why it has me worried" AppleTell 12:37 PM
  • "Mac developers: Gatekeeper is a concern, but still gives power users control"  Ars Technica 11:38 AM
  • "Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper Is Not a Slippery Slope"  Tech.pinions 9:17 AM
  • "Mac OS X: So Much Screen Shot Info, So Little Time" The Mac Observer 8:43 AM
  • "18 New Features In OS X Mountain Lion" PixoBebo 8:43 AM
  • "Mac Reminders And Notifications Ad Nauseam" TeraTalks 8:43 AM
  • "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of OS X Mountain Lion (what's fun, what's not)" Mac 360 8:42 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: The Mac App Store will become indispensable" HardMac 8:40 AM
  • "Why iCloud integration on Apple's Mountain Lion OS fails"  VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Did Google trick Apple's Safari into tracking users?" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Opinion: OS X Mountain Lion vs Windows 8" PCWorld 8:24 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion: iPad Inspired" PadGadget 8:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple Removes X11 in OS X Mountain Lion, Shifts Support to Open Source XQuartz" MacRumors 10:17 PM
  • "Apple posts guide for iOS development newcomers" AppleInsider 9:56 PM
  • "Posterino -- Poster-creating Application -- Updated (v. 2.5.4)" eXtensions 9:15 AM
  • "Mac OS X and iOS 5 Summer Camp 2012" prMac 11:06 AM
  • "Default Folder X 4.4.9 Streamlines Favorites, Fixes Issues" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Clips FX for iMovie - A helper app for iMovie, in The Mac App Store" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "MathMagic v8.0 for Mac - Equation Editor Adds Support for iBooks Author" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "New Paragon's Camptune X for Mac® is The Easiest and Fastest Way to Redistribute Free Space" Paragon Software 7:58 AM
  • "Graph SDK For iPhone, iPad and Mac" VVI 7:58 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Petition Drive Readies Second Visit to Stores" ifoAppleStore 5:33 PM
  • "Privacy invasion: There's an app for that" CNET News 4:36 PM
  • "Google's iPhone Tracking: Web Giant, Others Bypassed Apple Browser Settings for Guarding Privacy" [Paid Membership Required] 7:58 AM
  • "Google and Facebook accused of bypassing iPhone's privacy settings to spy on owners to build advertising profiles" Daily Mail (UK) 8:06 AM
  • "Google Dodged IPhone Users' Privacy With DoubleClick, Stanford Study Finds" Bloomberg 10:23 AM
  • "Google Accused of Tracking Safari Usage Without Permission" PC Magazine 10:58 AM
  • "Google on defense on iPhone privacy" [Audio Report] MarketWatch 9:59 AM
  • "Google allegedly outsmarted mobile Safari to force ad cookies upon iOS users" 9 to 5 Google 8:13 AM
  • "WSJ: Safari loophole lets Google track Apple users through web ads" Engadget 8:00 AM
  • "The Cookie Monster returns! Google caught tracking Safari users on Apple's iOS" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "More iPhones sold per second than babies born" Fairfax NZ News 11:09 AM
  • "Apple Announces Countdown to 25 Billion App Store Downloads with $10,000 Gift Card Prize" MacRumors 11:12 AM
  • "Apple celebrates App Store countdown to 25B downloads with $10,000 prize" The Next Web 11:36 AM
  • "Apple Launches $10K Promotion for 25 Billion App Store Downloads" The Mac Observer 12:47 PM
  • "US Federal Contractor Registration: U.S. Air Force May Buy 18,000 Apple iPads for Flight Crews" PRWeb 9:14 AM
  • "Buyology: Apple One Of The Most Desired Brands Among Men" MacNews 9:52 AM
  • "The Most Desired Brands In America/No. 6 Most Desired Brand Among Men: Apple" Forbes 10:40 AM
  • "3G access pricing madness: The iPad example" ZDNet 11:37 AM
  • "Ex-Pixar Geeks Building Siri-Style Line of Toys" ReadWriteWeb 4:16 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Major retailers pulling Facebook stores" TG Daily 11:18 AM
  • "Robot artist sketches portraits" TG Daily 11:17 AM
  • "ip.access E-100 brings 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi together in small cells: First LTE small cell from ip.access, for use inside buildings, will include a slot for Wi-Fi" Techworld 11:15 AM
  • "Nomophobia -- fear of being without your phone -- is on the rise" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 10:49 AM
  • "RSA brushes off crypto research findings that RSA algorithm is flawed" Network World 10:47 AM
  • "HTC Quad-Core Smartphone Nears MWC Debut: Look for HTC to announce an Android smartphone with a Tegra 3 quad-core processor at the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show." InformationWeek 10:44 AM
  • "Google Drive spotted in the wild, still looks exactly like Google Docs" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 11:30 AM
  • "YouTube Google+ Integration Makes Video Sharing More Social" eWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Google swings new mobile unlock patent punch at Apple: Android overlord designs two-icon widget" The Register 11:20 AM
  • "Google's New 'Dart' Language to Get a Starring Role in Chrome" Webmonkey 11:31 AM
  • "Google looking to reduce Chromebook Wi-Fi connection problems: Some Chromebook users have been complaining for months that their machines get disconnected from Wi-Fi networks" Techworld 11:15 AM
  • "Faster Chromebooks to leapfrog today's slowpokes" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Fate of Silicon Valley icon hangs in limbo" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #25: Only the freshest Mountain Dew/We take a look at Mountain Lion as evidence that Apple is cross-pollinating its product lines. We look at the Apple stores as a service brand and Horace tips his hand ever so slightly about Asymconf." asymco 4:12 PM
  • "The Vergecast 018 - 02.17.2012" ["00:24:30 - Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion preview: Notification Center, iMessage, AirPlay and more"] The Verge 3:36 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Adam Engst from TidBITS, Dan Moren from Macworld, and Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus this week on the Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 1:37 PM
  • "Confirmed: iPad 3 Has a 2048x1536 Retina Display"  MacRumors 4:13 PM
  • "New microscope photos point to Retina Display iPad" AppleInsider 6:13 PM
  • "Is this the iPad 3's Retina Display?" CNET News 5:49 PM
  • "Apple 'working on' ARM laptop; bad news for Intel, says analyst" CNET News 4:36 PM
  • "Toughest competition for Apple in 4Q11 tablet market was Apple, says IHS iSuppli" DigiTimes 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's Toughest Competition in the Fourth-Quarter Tablet Market Was..... Apple" MacPrices 3:47 PM
  • "LED maker Genesis likely to enter Apple TV supply chain, say sources" DigiTimes 8:10 AM
  • "Apple TV taken off store shelves; refresh coming soon?" CNET News 8:39 AM
  • "New iTV news gives manufacturing rumors, Best Buy secrecy" TG Daily 11:20 AM
  • "Apple TV disappears from Best Buy inventory ahead of expected refresh" iDownload Blog 8:24 AM
  • "Amazon Not Selling New Apple TV Any More?" AppleBitch 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Leads the Tablet Onslaught" Zacks 4:05 PM
  • "Apple posts gorgeous new 'how to get started as an iOS developer' guide" The Next Web 4:04 PM
  • "Rumor: iOS 5.1 Leaked, New 'Fast' Camera Access" AppleBitch 7:58 AM
  • "Stripped 13" Education MacBook Air, SSD in First Gen MacBook Air, 15" MacBook Air?, and More" Low End Mac 4:12 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Poor Rich Text Format (RTF) support in iOS" Macworld 5:47 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $9.99)" Apple Sliced 8:40 AM
  • "Dinosaur Slayer For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:40 AM
  • "iSpellWord Game For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:40 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 28 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:20 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "iPad Buyer's Guide -Prices Up To $100 Off Original Price -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 1:37 PM
  • "Apple Friendly Product Guide -Best Selling iPod Accessories -From $1 To $79 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 1:37 PM

  • "Logitech's Bluetooth-enabled Wireless Boombox is slim and portable" Macworld 10:11 AM
  • "inAir 5000 review: Attractive, bassy AirPlay speakers" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "Matt & Nat's Fujiya is stylish, practical, and eco-friendly" Macworld 11:25 AM
  • "Acme Made's Clutch Is The Best Bag For The Best Laptop I've Ever Owned [Review] Cult of Mac 4:07 PM
  • "Favorite iPhone 4S case: iSkin aura Year of the Dragon (Review)" ZDNet 9:18 AM
  • "X-Plane 10 on four of the latest Macs" Bare Feats 3:47 PM
  • "How To Improve Your Brain And Your Personal Life With A Stupid Mac Game" Mac 360 8:42 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Customize Twitter with Tweetbot for iPad — iPad App Review" PadGadget 4:13 PM
  • "P90X review: Best bootcamp-style home fitness app for iPhone" iMore 4:12 PM
  • "Pinterest for iPhone Review" SlashGear 8:06 AM
  • "Smartr Contacts Review: Calling this only Smartr Contacts is understatement. It's the smartest contact manager on the App Store" 148Apps 9:07 AM
  • "Osfoora Makes The Jump From iOS To Mac" App Advice 8:12 AM
  • "Create and Manage File Archives with WinZip on Your iPad" PadGadget 11:08 AM
  • "First Look: NPR Music for iPad" Macworld 1:43 PM
  • "Phraseology Review" Mac|Life 8:05 AM
  • "AntiCrop Review: Image editor expands the limits of your photos" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "'Pizza Vs. Skeletons' Review - Absurdly Large Pizza? That's Just How You Roll" Touch Arcade 4:13 PM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Equalizer" AppleTell 8:11 AM
  • "Tiny Heroes Review: Tower defense game keeps the challenges coming" Macworld 4:14 PM
  • "Reiner Knizia's City of Secrets Skyline Review: It's Sudoku-meets-urban planning in this bizarre amalgamation of App Store talent." 148Apps 8:13 AM
  • "Bubble in Paradise Review: Clickgamer doesn't reinvent the word game, but it adds polish and lots of replay value." 148Apps 11:07 AM
  • "Wave Crasher Review: Ride the waves (sound and otherwise) in an unexpectedly entertaining fashion." 148Apps 8:39 AM
  • "League of Evil 2 Review: League of Evil 2 is a sequel to the iOS trial platformer with a new art style, new levels, and new features." 148Apps 12:36 PM
  • "Blockolicious HD Review: Use special moves to pop juice boxes and score points." 148Apps 3:36 PM
  • "Track Lapse Review: Track Lapse is a level-based runner game that is full of quirky environments." 148Apps 4:14 PM
  • "Tiny Toots Review: Shallow yet undeniably fun, Tiny Toots is a hoot." 148Apps 4:14 PM
  • "Help! When's the best time to sell my old iPad?" CNET News 4:36 PM
  • "Take Panoramic Photos On Your iOS Device With 360 Panorama [iOS Tip] Cult of Mac 4:07 PM
  • "Kindle Fire Vs. iPad 2: Top Tablet Troubles/What are the most common problems users have with Apple's iPad 2 and Amazon's Kindle Fire? Troubleshooting site FixYa shares the scoop." InformationWeek 10:09 AM
  • "Remains of the Day: Mountain of trouble" Macworld 10:16 PM
  • "Enterprise Applications: Windows 8 Threatens Apple, Mac OS X, iOS: 10 Reasons Why" eWeek 9:53 PM
  • "ITC hands Apple another patent win against HTC" Ars Technica 5:48 PM
  • "Ultrabooks are underpricing Apple at retail--and they'd better" CNET News 4:36 PM
  • "iPad Makes Kindergarteners Smarter" PadGadget 4:13 PM
  • "Apple Kicks Google Where It Hurts" Forbes 4:05 PM
  • "The Scale of Apple's Risk" WSJ Blogs 4:05 PM
  • "Google version of 'slide-to-unlock' patent published by USPTO" AppleInsider 5:12 PM
  • "Apple vs. Google: Who Owns Slide-to-Unlock on Phones?" Mashable 12:36 PM
  • "Google's Safari Privacy Snafu: Just Not Feeling the Outrage"  Techland 11:36 AM
  • "Revealed: Inside Apple-bothering Proview's crumbling factory" The Register 11:24 AM
  • "For All The Phones In China, Apple Actually Lost Market Share In Q4" TechCrunch 11:12 AM
  • "Will Apple use new MacBook Air patent to hurt ultrabook makers?"  CNET News 10:30 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Drive-by shooting" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Office On The iPad? Don't Hold Your Breath" Forbes 10:09 AM
  • "We should worry about Apple's reputation: Contrarians' wary of firms with high reputations" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "iPad 3 Is Coming: Reviewing Apple Price Changes Before Significant Events" Seeking Alpha 9:28 AM
  • "Big Question (Answered): 'Should Apple Build Its Own Social Network?'" ReadWriteWeb 9:16 AM
  • "Changes Are Underway In The TV Viewing World" MacNews 8:44 AM
  • "Two Become One: How Magazines Will Ape Their Apps" mocoNews 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Sibling Rivalry: iPad's Toughest Competition in Q4 Was the iPhone [Video] Mashable 8:26 AM
  • "Apple wins slide-to-unlock patent case against Motorola in Germany" V3 11:37 AM
  • "Android now paying the price for iOS similarities" ZDNet 11:37 AM
  • "Will Apple win the iPad trademark battle? New evidence obtained" CBS News 10:23 AM
  • "Proview Has Manufactured 20,000 'iPad' Devices, And This Is What It Looks Like" M.I.C. Gadget 8:24 AM
  • "ProView Is Suing Apple Over The Rights To An iMac Clone" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Apple and the New York Times not meshing" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:23 AM
  • "New York Times gets Gizmodo treatment from Apple after negative Reports" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "Apple spanks New York Times over China Reporting" Tech.Blorge 11:39 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Right CEO at the right time" TUAW 7:57 AM
  • "Stop justifying your lack of ethics" bynkii 5:12 PM
  • "Ultrabooks are underpricing Apple at retail--and they'd better" CNET News 5:36 PM
  • "Brits top internet addicts league in Europe" ZDNet UK 11:36 AM
  • "IDAPT i4 universal charger: Lose the cables (review)" ZDNet 11:35 AM
  • "Report: third party programs rather than Microsoft programs responsible for most vulnerabilities" ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "Must-Complete Projects for Every Hardcore Tech Geek" Wired 11:31 AM
  • "Is texting dumbing us down?" TG Daily 11:18 AM
  • "Motorola Droid 4 Review: This Keyboard Rocks, But That's About It" TechCrunch 11:13 AM
  • "Big data and the cloud: A far from perfect fit" InfoWorld 10:46 AM
  • "6 cool uses of near-field communication" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:45 AM
  • "IT, keep your hands off my cloud storage: Too many IT organizations try to block information workers from information -- imperiling their businesses in the process" InfoWorld 10:45 AM
  • "What You Need to Know About NoSQL Databases" Forbes 10:35 AM
  • "Is the Playstation Vita a Dinosaur Already?" Forbes 10:35 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note: The highs and lows/The hybrid smartphone/tablet has serious size-related interface issues, but it also features a compelling pen-input capability" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:46 AM
  • "Hands on: Samsung's Galaxy Note engages, perplexes" Computerworld 10:25 AM
  • "Slow smartphone? It's not the network, it's NAND flash: Phase change memory could be key to better smartphone performance, researchers say" Computerworld 10:25 AM
  • "Google's Safari Tracking Dilemma: Reality Check" PCWorld 10:59 AM
  • "Google: Unlocking The Door For More Android Originality?" TechCrunch 11:13 AM
  • "Why 'Android fragmentation' isn't so bad" CNN 10:22 AM
  • "Special Report: Google's New Ventures in America's Heartland" Indie Research 9:51 AM
  • "What's Coming Soon to a Smartphone Near You (Video)" AllThingsD 9:42 AM
  • "Why LTE sucks (your battery, that is)" GigaOM 8:26 AM
  • "The OS X Mountain Lion Images Apple Rejected" iPhone Savior 4:07 PM
  • "Mac OS X Mountain Lion vs. Real Mountain Lion" DealMac 10:30 AM
  • "True Stories from Comic Conventions: The Final Chapter!" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 7:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • " At Bat 12 coming Feb. 29th; free for MLB.TV Premium subscribers" iPodDailyNews 9:52 PM
  • "New iPhone Pepper Spray Case Makes Us Say 'Huh?'" App Advice 12:37 PM
  • "Silicone Speaker Tube Clamps Onto Your iPad, MacBook" Cult of Mac 10:30 AM
  • "Google+ iOS update brings instant upload for photo and Video" Appolicious 10:23 AM
  • "The Team Released New Jailbreak and Unlock For iPhone 4S/4 and iPad 1/2 iOS 5.0.1" PRWeb 9:15 AM
  • " Coupons Featured on Can Save Up to $650 OFF the Apple MacBook Air" PRWeb 9:15 AM
  • "YUYAO Software to Release Major Update with iCloud, SugarSync and Faster Rendering Speed for PDF Reader Pro" PRWeb 9:15 AM
  • "iAlert - The Bluetooth Anti-Lost Device" USBfever 8:44 AM
  • "How To Sync Your iOS Device With Multiple iTunes Libraries [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Learning About Animals Is Simple & Fun With Animals For Tots For iOS" prMac 11:06 AM
  • "The Whoot Goes Live" prMac 9:16 AM
  • "TimeStream Software Releases New Maui Vacation Guide for iOS" prMac 9:16 AM
  • "Location Contact - the fastest way to create a location based contact" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Listen to the Web with Read It Aloud" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Lemon Minder 1.0 for the iPhone" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Transforming Apple Magic Trackpad, Voila - Magic FrogPad Keyboard/Mouse" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "The Tiny Bang Story for iPad is here" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Audio Convolution Filter That Belongs On Every Musician's iPhone" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "MasterKey 1.0 for iOS - Simple-to-Use Password Generator just done right" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "D33P 3D Social Albums 1.0, Free for iPad - View Any Photo in 3D" prMac 8:16 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Meg Whitman Brings the Swagger Back to Hewlett-Packard" 11:01 AM
  • "Results From HP and Dell May Be Pretty Good After All" AllThingsD 9:43 AM
  • "Analysts lower Dell stock ratings ahead of earnings Report" Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 10:13 PM
  • "Microsoft: Bernstein Ups Target; Upbeat On Windows On ARM" Forbes 9:58 AM
  • "How Microsoft Made Windows Secure From Ground Up: Microsoft's Steve Lipner, who was a major proponent of the need for a secure development methodology, talks about the successes of Microsoft's push--and the costs." Dark Reading 10:43 AM
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  • "Microsoft slams Google over iPhone, Mac privacy boner: Again touts IE9 as an alternative for Google-fearing users" Computerworld 5:16 PM
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  • "Xbox 720''s 'Durango' codename revealed" TG Daily 11:17 AM
  • "Leaks: Microsoft rebooting music service on Xbox, new phone" Electronista 9:57 PM
  • "Dell Joins Microsoft, Yahoo for Riverside Data Center Party" Wired Magazine 11:31 AM
  • "Suddenly, Dell is a Software Company!" ZDNet 11:33 AM
  • "Oracle drops one Java patent claim against Google: The US Patent and Trademark Office had already rejected the claim" Computerworld 5:16 PM
  • "Google rebuts Oracle damages Report in Java lawsuit: The judge has said he won't set a trial date until Oracle submits an acceptable damages Report." Computerworld 10:16 PM
  • "Oracle extends Java SE 6 end-of-life date by four months: Company wants to give users more time to transition to the JDK 7 upgrade" InfoWorld 10:46 AM
  • "Oracle claims 70X speed-up with MySQL Cluster 7.2: New cluster capable of a billion queries a minute" The Register 11:23 AM
  • "Southwest One gets £10m IBM loan amid 'staggering' losses: Joint venture is failing on several fronts, Somerset council leader says" Channel Register 11:23 AM
  • "Litigation between SCO and IBM to resume" Ars Technica 3:35 PM
  • "Analyst: Intel Phone Agreements Expected at MWC" PC Magazine 10:15 PM
  • "Intel: Piper Sees Mobile Prospects, PC Dangers" Barron's 9:57 AM
  • "Intel's mobile plan: Zero to hero" [Video Report] Fortune 10:40 AM
  • "Intel sneaks out quad-core Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E processor for under $300" ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "AMD releases Catalyst 12.2 'pre-certified' driver" TechSpot 10:12 PM
  • "Here's Why Advanced Micro Devices Is Earning So Much for You" The Motley Fool 9:49 AM
  • "McCain, GOP Vow Alternative Cybersecurity Bill" CIO 11:00 AM
  • "Lieberman: Cybersecurity Act of 2012 will help us protect critical infrastructure" CSO 11:02 AM
  • "Cyber security bill would create costly regulations, say critics: Wide-ranging bill would require operators of critical infrastructure networks to adopt cyber security practices if evaluations by DHS find their security lacking" IDG News Service 10:46 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Can Apple Investors Sue For a Dividend?"  TheStreet 8:14 AM
  • "Apple: Oppenheimer Boosts Target To $570; Raises Estimates" Forbes 8:59 AM
  • "Not everyone loves Apple's stock" CNNMoney 8:08 AM
  • "When will workers share in Apple's wealth?" CNN 3:35 PM
  • "Microsoft: Ready To Take On Apple And Wall Street Critics" Seeking Alpha 10:11 AM
Industry News
  • "Weakness drags on tech stocks at week's end: Tech stocks closed the week out on a largely negative note Friday, yet still saw some decent activity from the likes of Applied Materials Inc. and Netflix Inc., as well as reaction to Brightcove Inc.'s IPO ahead of the President's Day holiday in the U.S." MarketWatch 4:43 PM
  • "U.S. stock indexes end with weekly rise: Dow industrials within reach of 13,000, level not seen since May 2008" MarketWatch 4:43 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed as Investors Eye Greek Rescue Hopes With Caution" TheStreet 4:43 PM
  • "Greek Hopes Boost Dow, Nasdaq Lags Behind" FOXBusiness 4:43 PM
  • "Dow at highest point since 2008" CNNMoney 4:43 PM
  • "Stocks struggle for direction as Greece languishes" Associated Press 11:39 AM
  • "Dow Finishes at 52-Week High: The Dow industrials pushed higher for the second day, closing at a 52-week high, after European leaders signaled progress toward an agreement on a bailout for Greece." [Paid Membership Required] 4:44 PM
  • "Investors on edge awaiting Greek bailout" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "15 Hot, Highly Rated Technology Stocks of 2012" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "Asia Markets Finish Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Rise, Set for Ninth Weekly Rally, on U.S., Greece" Bloomberg 9:49 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks rise, with Japan rallying" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise: European stocks rose Friday, with banking stocks posting strong gains as investors welcomed signs that Greece is edging closer to securing a second bailout." [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "European Stocks Climb to Six-Month High; SocGen, Lafarge Rally" Bloomberg 9:49 AM
  • "Europe stocks rise on Greek deal hopes: Banks lead gains; advance pared after U.S. LEI data" MarketWatch 9:55 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:45 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:45 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 10:10 PM
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