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Tuesday Highlights: As the US vs. China trade war amps up, CNBC sees Apple as "most at risk" given almost 20% revenue flows from China; Michael Simon thinks "Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale" with new release from Beyonce, Jay-Z; Jonny Evans interviews two leaders at Deloitte on Apple's healthcare records initiative; in Australia, Apple sees US $6.7 million fine for misleading customers—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Tim Cook in Ireland to open Cork expansion; Market Realist takes a look inside Apple's declaration of war on cryptocurrency world; T-Mobile, Sprint put forth case to FCC for merger; Facebook decides autoplay video ads need to be inside your private Messenger chats; rumors of iPhone X Plus surface; PCWorld reviews new TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh router setup; iDownload Blog goes hands-on with Animoji in iOS 12.

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  • "Apple's $40 rise and fall: Was Goldman Sachs behind it? Something jammed its blood funnel into Apple's share price last week"  Fortune 6:59 AM
  • "Tim Cook Shines at Goldman's Tech Confab" ["The CEO indicated that the board of directors has always discussed the possibility of returning cash to shareholders, but 'it is being discussed more and in greater detail' lately, he said. 'We have more cash than we need to run the business on a daily basis.'"]  Barron's 7:12 AM
  • "Apple's 2011 iOS Sales Larger Than Mac Sales in Last 28 Years" PC Magazine 10:46 AM
  • "Apple Could Destroy Tablet Rivals with iPad Price Cuts" PCWorld 10:46 AM
  • "Apple Wanders Into Mountain Lion Territory" TechNewsWorld 10:44 AM
  • "Settlement reached in iPhone 4 antennagate suit: Original iPhone 4 buyers can get either $15 or a new bumper case from Apple as part of a newly settled class-action lawsuit." CNET News 6:56 AM
  • "Congressmen Query Google Over Apple Safari Cookie Tracking" eWeek 10:44 AM
  • "Apple brought formal EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility over FRAND abuse" Foss Patents 7:09 AM
  • "Motorola Mobility says Apple files EU patent complaint" Reuters 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Keeps Selling iPad in China As Trademark Dispute Escalates" Forbes 7:06 PM
  • "China Tech Co Prepares Major Lawsuit Against Apple" Forbes 10:45 AM
  • "Apple Partner Foxconn Has 'Tons of Issues,' Labor Auditor Says" Bloomberg 8:45 PM
  • "Apple supplier auditors send mixed messages about Foxconn" GigaOM 7:18 AM
  • "ABC granted exclusive access to Apple's Chinese factories, will air Report Feb 1st." The Next Web 6:57 AM
  • "Foxconn Plans to Sharply Lift Workers' Pay" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:16 PM
  • "Apple faces iPad trademark issue: China may intervene in dispute" Associated Press 7:55 AM
  • "Week in Apple: Mountain Lion surprise attack" Ars Technica 4:34 PM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion: A big cat for business? Apple's new OS offers some intriguing features—and risks—for the enterprise" Computerworld 7:06 PM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion vs. Windows 8: Apple and Microsoft mobilize" PCWorld 8:04 AM
  • "Mountain Lion focuses on Cocoa, drops X11 and deprecates Carbon Core" AppleInsider 9:14 PM
  • "Mountain Lion kills OS X support for a lot of (not so) old Macs" AppleTell 10:45 AM
  • "Growl creator responds to Mountain Lion's Notification Center" The Verge 7:04 AM
  • "Evidence of extended Microsoft SkyDrive plans, apps for Mac and Windows" The Next Web 10:56 AM
  • "Apple OS X 'Mountain Lion': Five Features for Small Businesses" eWeek 2:24 PM
  • "Mountain Lion may be able to scan a barcode, install an app" TUAW 2:18 PM
  • "VLC 2.0 Released: What's New, And An Interview With VideoLAN Developers" MacStories 2:29 PM
  • "Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper feature is present but hidden in OS X 10.7.3" AppleTell 2:29 PM
  • "Weekly Wrap: Mountain Lion, Mountain Lion, other stuff, and Mountain Lion" Macworld 2:28 PM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers" MacFixIt 2/17
  • "iAd Producer: Simulator may not open when Xcode 4.3 is installed" Apple Support 2/17
  • "Mountain Lion: Hands on with Mail/Subtle changes to email client promise nice improvements" Macworld 10:56 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: Hands on with Safari/Revamped toolbar leads the changes in OS X's built-in browser" Macworld 10:46 AM
  • "Hands on with Apple's New Mac Messages App – How iPad-Like is it?" PadGadget 10:57 AM
  • "VLC 2.0 first look: Video player app features new single-window UI and robust media support" TUAW 7:11 PM
  • "Mac Tip: How Many Items Do I Have In A Specific Folder" MacTrast 7:07 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: What you need to know/We provide answers to your questions about Apple's next OS X update" Macworld 2/17
  • "How to Uninstall Messages and Restore iChat to Mac OS X" OS X Daily 2/17
  • "Hands-On With AirPlay In OS X Mountain Lion [Video] Cult of Mac 2/17
  • "AirPlay on OS X Mountain Lion to Apple TV, wirelessly (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 2/17
  • "How to Use AirPlay Mirroring on a Mac with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" OS X Daily 2/17
  • "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 2/17
  • "Bookle Is The Type Of Software That Should Come With The Mac" MacNews 2/17
  • "MacMost Now 672: Using Image Capture With Scanners" MacMost 2/17
  • "How To Give Your Mac Multiple Sound Volume Controls For Each App" BohemianBoomer 2/17
  • "The On Screen Magnifier You Wish Your Mac Had (now available)" McSolo 2/17
  • "10.7: Spelling correction using only the keyboard" Mac OS X Hints 2/17
  • "Mac Tip: Change The Open Folder When Going To A New Finder Window" MacTrast 2/17
  • "Mountain Lion discussion continues at full steam today with more about the differences between traditional Mac systems and Apple's iPad-inspired OS X systems, including product volume and market share; various features (pro and con); compatibility and Rosetta; Gatekeeper security/control issues; Mac malware; Windows/Linux upgrade/adoption rates; the Mac Pro; Notification Center; Lion experiences and more." MacInTouch 9:12 PM
  • "Is Microsoft Making Google and Apple Nervous with Windows 8?" Decrypted Tech 10:05 AM
  • "Brown crayon and other Mountain Lion observations" MacSponge 8:55 AM
  • "Back to the iPad: What Apple should take from OS X Mountain Lion and give to iOS 6" iMore 7:08 AM
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is damage control" I, Cringely 2/17
  • "Gatekeeper, Sandboxing and the Evolution of OS X Apps" Gizmodo 2/17
  • "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 2/17
  • "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 2/17
  • "Steve Jobs is gone, Windows 8 is coming and Apple panics" BetaNews 2/17
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Preview, Apple the Most Reputable Brand, FBI's Steve Jobs File, and More" Low End Mac 2/17
  • "With Apple's Mountain Lion OS, Twitter is a winner" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2/17
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Mountain Lion Does iOS-ification Right" The Mac Observer 2/17
  • "Why Mountain Lion's AirPlay Mirroring Is Hollywood's Worst Nightmare" Cult of Mac 2/17
  • "Mountain Lion vs. Windows 8: Oh, So Very Different" Techland 2/17
  • "Apple and Microsoft - Different approaches to developing the next-generation desktop OS" ZDNet 2/17
  • "Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Stealing Someone's Design: HipChat vs Messages" TechCrunch 2/17
  • "Too Many Macs Left Behind by OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" Low End Mac 2/17
  • "Apple's Mountain Lion Developer Preview Bricked My MacBook" Techland 2/17
  • "Gatekeeper in OS X Mountain Lion—why it has me worried" AppleTell 2/17
  • "Mac developers: Gatekeeper is a concern, but still gives power users control"  Ars Technica 2/17
  • "Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper Is Not a Slippery Slope"  Tech.pinions 2/17
  • "18 New Features In OS X Mountain Lion" PixoBebo 2/17
  • "Mac Reminders And Notifications Ad Nauseam" TeraTalks 2/17
  • "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of OS X Mountain Lion (what's fun, what's not)" Mac 360 2/17
  • "Mountain Lion: The Mac App Store will become indispensable" HardMac 2/17
  • "Why iCloud integration on Apple's Mountain Lion OS fails"  VentureBeat 2/17
  • "Did Google trick Apple's Safari into tracking users?" ZDNet 2/17
  • "Opinion: OS X Mountain Lion vs Windows 8" PCWorld 2/17
  • "OS X Mountain Lion: iPad Inspired" PadGadget 2/17
Press Releases
  • "Sending Any Audio to Android Devices via AirPlay, With Airfoil" Rogue Amoeba 10:57 AM
  • "Top 10 Downloads That Enhance Mac OS X's Built-In Tools" Lifehacker 10:47 AM
  • "PixelEspresso releases BadPlastic 1.0 for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "How to Keep Your Mac's SSD Trim and Healthy" Gizmodo 7:07 AM
  • "Apple Removes X11 in OS X Mountain Lion, Shifts Support to Open Source XQuartz" MacRumors 2/17
  • "Apple posts guide for iOS development newcomers" AppleInsider 2/17
  • "Posterino -- Poster-creating Application -- Updated (v. 2.5.4)" eXtensions 2/17
  • "Mac OS X and iOS 5 Summer Camp 2012" prMac 2/17
  • "Default Folder X 4.4.9 Streamlines Favorites, Fixes Issues" prMac 2/17
  • "Clips FX for iMovie - A helper app for iMovie, in The Mac App Store" prMac 2/17
  • "MathMagic v8.0 for Mac - Equation Editor Adds Support for iBooks Author" prMac 2/17
  • "New Paragon's Camptune X for Mac® is The Easiest and Fastest Way to Redistribute Free Space" Paragon Software 2/17
  • "Graph SDK For iPhone, iPad and Mac" VVI 2/17
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple on the antennae-gate lawsuit settlement" The Loop 2:29 PM
  • "Apple Has To Pay iPhone 4 Owners $15 Following The Antennagate Fiasco" Business Insider 10:45 AM
  • "Antennagate: iPhone 4 Customers Win Class Action Lawsuit" Mashable 2:25 PM
  • "Apple's Busy Week: Tech Weekly" TheStreet 10:45 AM
  • "Google sneaked tracking files onto iPhones, privacy researcher says: A researcher at Stanford says Google made an end run around a privacy feature in Apple's Safari browser, adding outside advertisers' cookies. Google says it did not intentionally do so." Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 7:55 AM
  • "In Argentina, iPhone Drought Continues" [Paid Membership Required] 7:05 AM
  • "Apple fans in Argentina face an uncertain wait for the iPhone" The Next Web 7:05 AM
  • "Apple's App Store Closes in on 25 Billion Downloads" PC Magazine 7:06 PM
  • "Digital tools 'to save languages'" BBC 10:02 AM
  • "Final Construction Underway At Amsterdam Store" ifoAppleStore 7:10 AM
  • "Brash analyst charged in insider case" ["Between 2008 and 2010, investigators said, Kinnucan paid insiders with cash, trips and other benefits to get secret information, including sales trends for Apple Inc's iPhone."] Reuters 10:43 AM
  • "Petition Drive Readies Second Visit to Stores" ifoAppleStore 2/17
  • "Privacy invasion: There's an app for that" CNET News 2/17
  • "Google's iPhone Tracking: Web Giant, Others Bypassed Apple Browser Settings for Guarding Privacy" [Paid Membership Required] 2/17
  • "Google and Facebook accused of bypassing iPhone's privacy settings to spy on owners to build advertising profiles" Daily Mail (UK) 2/17
  • "Google Dodged IPhone Users' Privacy With DoubleClick, Stanford Study Finds" Bloomberg 2/17
  • "Google Accused of Tracking Safari Usage Without Permission" PC Magazine 2/17
  • "Google on defense on iPhone privacy" [Audio Report] MarketWatch 2/17
  • "Google allegedly outsmarted mobile Safari to force ad cookies upon iOS users" 9 to 5 Google 2/17
  • "WSJ: Safari loophole lets Google track Apple users through web ads" Engadget 2/17
  • "The Cookie Monster returns! Google caught tracking Safari users on Apple's iOS" VentureBeat 2/17
  • "Apple Announces Countdown to 25 Billion App Store Downloads with $10,000 Gift Card Prize" MacRumors 2/17
  • "Apple celebrates App Store countdown to 25B downloads with $10,000 prize" The Next Web 2/17
  • "Apple Launches $10K Promotion for 25 Billion App Store Downloads" The Mac Observer 2/17
  • "US Federal Contractor Registration: U.S. Air Force May Buy 18,000 Apple iPads for Flight Crews" PRWeb 2/17
  • "Buyology: Apple One Of The Most Desired Brands Among Men" MacNews 2/17
  • "The Most Desired Brands In America/No. 6 Most Desired Brand Among Men: Apple" Forbes 2/17
  • "3G access pricing madness: The iPad example" ZDNet 2/17
  • "Ex-Pixar Geeks Building Siri-Style Line of Toys" ReadWriteWeb 2/17
Non-Apple News
  • "Major retailers pulling Facebook stores" TG Daily 2/17
  • "Robot artist sketches portraits" TG Daily 2/17
  • "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 2/17
  • "Nomophobia -- fear of being without your phone -- is on the rise" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 2/17
  • "RSA brushes off crypto research findings that RSA algorithm is flawed" Network World 2/17
  • "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 2/17
  • "Google Drive spotted in the wild, still looks exactly like Google Docs" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2/17
  • "YouTube Google+ Integration Makes Video Sharing More Social" eWeek 2/17
  • "Google swings new mobile unlock patent punch at Apple: Android overlord designs two-icon widget" The Register 2/17
  • "Google's New 'Dart' Language to Get a Starring Role in Chrome" Webmonkey 2/17
  • "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 2/17
  • "Faster Chromebooks to leapfrog today's slowpokes" CNET News 2/17
  • "Fate of Silicon Valley icon hangs in limbo" MarketWatch 2/17
  • "Engadget Mobile Podcast 126 - 12.18.2012" ["01:08:43 - OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) in-depth preview"] Engadget 7:10 PM
  • "GeekWire Radio: Microsoft's Windows Phone vs. our iPhones in an on-air speed test" GeekWire 10:46 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 2/17
  • "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 2/17
  • "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 2/17
  • "iPad 3 Latest Reports Say Screen Sharpness is Nearly as Good as Billed" PCWorld 10:44 AM
  • "iPad 3 Screen Confirmed As Retina Display" AppleBitch 6:58 AM
  • "Confirmed: iPad 3 Has a 2048x1536 Retina Display"  MacRumors 2/17
  • "New microscope photos point to Retina Display iPad" AppleInsider 2/17
  • "Is this the iPad 3's Retina Display?" CNET News 2/17
  • "Apple 'working on' ARM laptop; bad news for Intel, says analyst" CNET News 2/17
  • "Toughest competition for Apple in 4Q11 tablet market was Apple, says IHS iSuppli" DigiTimes 2/17
  • "Apple's Toughest Competition in the Fourth-Quarter Tablet Market Was..... Apple" MacPrices 2/17
  • "LED maker Genesis likely to enter Apple TV supply chain, say sources" DigiTimes 2/17
  • "Apple TV taken off store shelves; refresh coming soon?" CNET News 2/17
  • "New iTV news gives manufacturing rumors, Best Buy secrecy" TG Daily 2/17
  • "Apple TV disappears from Best Buy inventory ahead of expected refresh" iDownload Blog 2/17
  • "Amazon Not Selling New Apple TV Any More?" AppleBitch 2/17
  • "Apple Leads the Tablet Onslaught" Zacks 2/17
  • "Apple posts gorgeous new 'how to get started as an iOS developer' guide" The Next Web 2/17
  • "Rumor: iOS 5.1 Leaked, New 'Fast' Camera Access" AppleBitch 2/17
  • "Stripped 13" Education MacBook Air, SSD in First Gen MacBook Air, 15" MacBook Air?, and More" Low End Mac 2/17
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Poor Rich Text Format (RTF) support in iOS" Macworld 2/17
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Zombie Gunship For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:35 AM
  • "BigBot Smash For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:35 AM
  • "Ball Towers HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:35 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 22 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:10 AM
  • "2011 Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -21.5 Inch -Up To $250 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 2:40 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -Up to $380 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 2:40 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $330 Off Current Machines" MacReviewZone 2:40 PM
  • "iPod Shuffle Buyer's Guide... The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:40 PM
  • "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $9.99)" Apple Sliced 2/17
  • "Dinosaur Slayer For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/17
  • "iSpellWord Game For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/17
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 28 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 2/17
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 2/17
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/17
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/17
  • "iPad Buyer's Guide -Prices Up To $100 Off Original Price -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 2/17
  • "Apple Friendly Product Guide -Best Selling iPod Accessories -From $1 To $79 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2/17

  • "GuitarJack Model 2 review" Engadget 11:38 AM
  • "Logitech's Bluetooth-enabled Wireless Boombox is slim and portable" Macworld 2/17
  • "inAir 5000 review: Attractive, bassy AirPlay speakers" Macworld UK 2/17
  • "Matt & Nat's Fujiya is stylish, practical, and eco-friendly" Macworld 2/17
  • "Acme Made's Clutch Is The Best Bag For The Best Laptop I've Ever Owned [Review] Cult of Mac 2/17
  • "Favorite iPhone 4S case: iSkin aura Year of the Dragon (Review)" ZDNet 2/17
  • "X-Plane 10 on four of the latest Macs" Bare Feats 2/17
  • "How To Improve Your Brain And Your Personal Life With A Stupid Mac Game" Mac 360 2/17
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "An iPad App from The British Journal of Photography: Professional Content" eXtensions 9:35 AM
  • "League of Evil 2 for iPhone review: this is why evil scientists don't like cyborgs" iMore 10:47 AM
  • "Customize Twitter with Tweetbot for iPad — iPad App Review" PadGadget 2/17
  • "P90X review: Best bootcamp-style home fitness app for iPhone" iMore 2/17
  • "Pinterest for iPhone Review" SlashGear 2/17
  • "Smartr Contacts Review: Calling this only Smartr Contacts is understatement. It's the smartest contact manager on the App Store" 148Apps 2/17
  • "Osfoora Makes The Jump From iOS To Mac" App Advice 2/17
  • "Create and Manage File Archives with WinZip on Your iPad" PadGadget 2/17
  • "First Look: NPR Music for iPad" Macworld 2/17
  • "AntiCrop Review: Image editor expands the limits of your photos" Macworld 2/17
  • "'Pizza Vs. Skeletons' Review - Absurdly Large Pizza? That's Just How You Roll" Touch Arcade 2/17
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Equalizer" AppleTell 2/17
  • "Tiny Heroes Review: Tower defense game keeps the challenges coming" Macworld 2/17
  • "Reiner Knizia's City of Secrets Skyline Review: It's Sudoku-meets-urban planning in this bizarre amalgamation of App Store talent." 148Apps 2/17
  • "Bubble in Paradise Review: Clickgamer doesn't reinvent the word game, but it adds polish and lots of replay value." 148Apps 2/17
  • "Wave Crasher Review: Ride the waves (sound and otherwise) in an unexpectedly entertaining fashion." 148Apps 2/17
  • "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 2/17
  • "Blockolicious HD Review: Use special moves to pop juice boxes and score points." 148Apps 2/17
  • "Track Lapse Review: Track Lapse is a level-based runner game that is full of quirky environments." 148Apps 2/17
  • "Tiny Toots Review: Shallow yet undeniably fun, Tiny Toots is a hoot." 148Apps 2/17
  • "Remove All Music from iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad" OS X Daily 2:28 PM
  • "Messages Beta App Lets You Transfer Files of Any Type to iOS Devices [Video] iClarified 11:39 AM
  • "You can bypass Clear's 30 character limit using Siri Dictation" iDownload Blog 10:46 AM
  • "Help! When's the best time to sell my old iPad?" CNET News 2/17
  • "Take Panoramic Photos On Your iOS Device With 360 Panorama [iOS Tip] Cult of Mac 2/17
  • "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 2/17
  • "Two Android tablets take on Apple: One is up to the task/Can Android tablets match the iPad in usability? Yes, if they apply an important lesson from Apple's approach." CNET News 7:17 PM
  • "Too Much Cash in the Corner Office: It's proxy season, high time to figure out the right way to pay the country's chief executives" ["In his first year on the job, Apple's Tim Cook received a pay package that could be worth $378 million over the next 10 years"] Bloomberg Businessweek 7:09 PM
  • "Apple asks EU to formally investigate Motorola for FRAND abuses" The Verge 4:34 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Can't we all get along?" Macworld 10:46 AM
  • "Google and Apple Make Mobile Privacy an Oxymoron" PCWorld 10:06 AM
  • "iOS, Android and developers not doing enough to protect kid's privacy" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "Proview's iPAD: Was it an iMac? Or an iPAQ?" Forbes 7:14 AM
  • "The iOS Permission Dialog Dilemma" MacStories 7:07 AM
  • "Remains of the Day: Mountain of trouble" Macworld 2/17
  • "Enterprise Applications: Windows 8 Threatens Apple, Mac OS X, iOS: 10 Reasons Why" eWeek 2/17
  • "ITC hands Apple another patent win against HTC" Ars Technica 2/17
  • "Ultrabooks are underpricing Apple at retail--and they'd better" CNET News 2/17
  • "iPad Makes Kindergarteners Smarter" PadGadget 2/17
  • "Apple Kicks Google Where It Hurts" Forbes 2/17
  • "The Scale of Apple's Risk" WSJ Blogs 2/17
  • "Google version of 'slide-to-unlock' patent published by USPTO" AppleInsider 2/17
  • "Apple vs. Google: Who Owns Slide-to-Unlock on Phones?" Mashable 2/17
  • "Google's Safari Privacy Snafu: Just Not Feeling the Outrage"  Techland 2/17
  • "Revealed: Inside Apple-bothering Proview's crumbling factory" The Register 2/17
  • "For All The Phones In China, Apple Actually Lost Market Share In Q4" TechCrunch 2/17
  • "Will Apple use new MacBook Air patent to hurt ultrabook makers?"  CNET News 2/17
  • "The Macalope Daily: Drive-by shooting" Macworld [Insider Content] 2/17
  • "Microsoft Office On The iPad? Don't Hold Your Breath" Forbes 2/17
  • "We should worry about Apple's reputation: Contrarians' wary of firms with high reputations" MarketWatch 2/17
  • "iPad 3 Is Coming: Reviewing Apple Price Changes Before Significant Events" Seeking Alpha 2/17
  • "Big Question (Answered): 'Should Apple Build Its Own Social Network?'" ReadWriteWeb 2/17
  • "Changes Are Underway In The TV Viewing World" MacNews 2/17
  • "Two Become One: How Magazines Will Ape Their Apps" mocoNews 2/17
  • "Apple Sibling Rivalry: iPad's Toughest Competition in Q4 Was the iPhone [Video] Mashable 2/17
  • "Apple wins slide-to-unlock patent case against Motorola in Germany" V3 2/17
  • "Android now paying the price for iOS similarities" ZDNet 2/17
  • "Will Apple win the iPad trademark battle? New evidence obtained" CBS News 2/17
  • "Proview Has Manufactured 20,000 'iPad' Devices, And This Is What It Looks Like" M.I.C. Gadget 2/17
  • "ProView Is Suing Apple Over The Rights To An iMac Clone" TechCrunch 2/17
  • "Apple and the New York Times not meshing" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2/17
  • "New York Times gets Gizmodo treatment from Apple after negative Reports" AppleInsider 2/17
  • "Apple spanks New York Times over China Reporting" Tech.Blorge 2/17
  • "Tim Cook: Right CEO at the right time" TUAW 2/17
  • "Stop justifying your lack of ethics" bynkii 2/17
  • "Ultrabooks are underpricing Apple at retail--and they'd better" CNET News 2/17
  • "Brits top internet addicts league in Europe" ZDNet UK 2/17
  • "IDAPT i4 universal charger: Lose the cables (review)" ZDNet 2/17
  • "Report: third party programs rather than Microsoft programs responsible for most vulnerabilities" ZDNet 2/17
  • "Must-Complete Projects for Every Hardcore Tech Geek" Wired 2/17
  • "Is texting dumbing us down?" TG Daily 2/17
  • "Motorola Droid 4 Review: This Keyboard Rocks, But That's About It" TechCrunch 2/17
  • "Big data and the cloud: A far from perfect fit" InfoWorld 2/17
  • "6 cool uses of near-field communication" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 2/17
  • "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 2/17
  • "What You Need to Know About NoSQL Databases" Forbes 2/17
  • "Is the Playstation Vita a Dinosaur Already?" Forbes 2/17
  • "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 2/17
  • "Hands on: Samsung's Galaxy Note engages, perplexes" Computerworld 2/17
  • "Slow smartphone? It's not the network, it's NAND flash: Phase change memory could be key to better smartphone performance, researchers say" Computerworld 2/17
  • "Google's Safari Tracking Dilemma: Reality Check" PCWorld 2/17
  • "Google: Unlocking The Door For More Android Originality?" TechCrunch 2/17
  • "Why 'Android fragmentation' isn't so bad" CNN 2/17
  • "Special Report: Google's New Ventures in America's Heartland" Indie Research 2/17
  • "What's Coming Soon to a Smartphone Near You (Video)" AllThingsD 2/17
  • "Why LTE sucks (your battery, that is)" GigaOM 2/17
  • "The OS X Mountain Lion Images Apple Rejected" iPhone Savior 2/17
  • "Mac OS X Mountain Lion vs. Real Mountain Lion" DealMac 2/17
  • "True Stories from Comic Conventions: The Final Chapter!" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 2/17
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "WonderCraft: Multiplayer Naval Combat Game For iOS" App Advice 7:51 PM
  • "Ridiculous Fur Case Adds Brushing To Your iPhone Cleaning Ritual" Gizmodo 7:51 PM
  • "Transform Your iPhone Into Windows Phone With These Amazing Themes" Redmond Pie 7:12 PM
  • "Paper Toss 2.0 Gets Updated With Three New Power-Ups" iClarified 2:28 PM
  • "Furry Little Creatures Abound In The Drop Out" App Advice 2:18 PM
  • "Ultimate A-League announce their premium app for iOS and Android" prMac 7:12 PM
  • "SlingIt for iOS" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "A Verse A Day 1.0 for iOS - Daily Bible Verses + Special Verses by Topic" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "X-Ray Effect 1.0 for iOS - Live Video X-Ray Effect on Any iDevice Camera" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Twitch for iOS - Instantly Animate Your Twitter Profile Picture" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Lightwood Games makes Sudoku a Party with unique online gameplay for iOS" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "iPad version of a popular Facebook game Go Fishing! released" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Emoji Card App for iOS Makes Smilies Readable on Any Platform" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Brainium Studios creates the best Spider Solitaire App for iPhone" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "ArtGenius Italian Renaissance 1.0 Brings Fine Art To The Masses" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Rovio Teases Angry Birds Space, Launching March 22" MacStories 7:07 AM
  • "External Graphic Card on a MacBook Pro Express Card" HardMac 7:07 AM
  • "Meet WallaBee, a nifty location-based item collecting iPhone game" The Next Web 7:06 AM
  • " At Bat 12 coming Feb. 29th; free for MLB.TV Premium subscribers" iPodDailyNews 2/17
  • "New iPhone Pepper Spray Case Makes Us Say 'Huh?'" App Advice 2/17
  • "Silicone Speaker Tube Clamps Onto Your iPad, MacBook" Cult of Mac 2/17
  • "Google+ iOS update brings instant upload for photo and Video" Appolicious 2/17
  • "The Team Released New Jailbreak and Unlock For iPhone 4S/4 and iPad 1/2 iOS 5.0.1" PRWeb 2/17
  • " Coupons Featured on Can Save Up to $650 OFF the Apple MacBook Air" PRWeb 2/17
  • "YUYAO Software to Release Major Update with iCloud, SugarSync and Faster Rendering Speed for PDF Reader Pro" PRWeb 2/17
  • "iAlert - The Bluetooth Anti-Lost Device" USBfever 2/17
  • "How To Sync Your iOS Device With Multiple iTunes Libraries [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 2/17
  • "Learning About Animals Is Simple & Fun With Animals For Tots For iOS" prMac 2/17
  • "The Whoot Goes Live" prMac 2/17
  • "TimeStream Software Releases New Maui Vacation Guide for iOS" prMac 2/17
  • "Location Contact - the fastest way to create a location based contact" prMac 2/17
  • "Listen to the Web with Read It Aloud" prMac 2/17
  • "Lemon Minder 1.0 for the iPhone" prMac 2/17
  • "Transforming Apple Magic Trackpad, Voila - Magic FrogPad Keyboard/Mouse" prMac 2/17
  • "The Tiny Bang Story for iPad is here" prMac 2/17
  • "Audio Convolution Filter That Belongs On Every Musician's iPhone" prMac 2/17
  • "MasterKey 1.0 for iOS - Simple-to-Use Password Generator just done right" prMac 2/17
  • "D33P 3D Social Albums 1.0, Free for iPad - View Any Photo in 3D" prMac 2/17
Computer Industry
  • "Game Plan for HP: Hewlett-Packard has been whipsawed by three CEOs, each with a different strategy, in ten years. Can Meg Whitman coach the company back to health?" Barron's [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 AM
  • "WebOS gets a brand-new browser: Based on QtWebKit, the new, open source Isis browser has proven 'extremely responsive' in benchmark tests, HP says." PCWorld 8:03 AM
  • "HP Unveils Initiatives For Channel-Only, SMB Storage Sales" CRN 8:03 AM
  • "Rackspace, Dell & HP play in cloud computing sandbox" ComputerWeekly 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft's Android Licensing Tactics are 'Hard Bargaining' Says Judge" ITProPortal 10:05 AM
  • "What problem does Windows 8 solve?" ZDNet 10:57 AM
  • "Windows 8 logo revealed -- it's a window" Crave @ CNET 10:06 AM
  • "Microsoft redesigns Windows logo" TheWeek 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils New Windows Logo" TopNews 10:05 AM
  • "Windows 8 Logo Leaves Much To Be Desired" Forbes 10:06 AM
  • "Evolution of the Microsoft Windows logo" [Slideshow] IBN 10:04 AM
  • "What should Microsoft do to become a success in the tablet industry? – Part 1" News Pakistan 10:06 AM
  • "Microsoft to create a 'Spotify-style music service'" Crave @ CNET 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Aims to Speed up Internet Explorer, Taking 5.7 Million Measurements a Day" ITProPortal 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft to cut SQL Azure prices: Aiming to catch wider base of customers" Computerworld UK 10:04 AM
  • "Cisco's Mobile VNI Forecast: What Does it All Mean?" Cisco 8:00 AM
  • "Vmware/Mitel Compete With Cisco For Contact-Center Desktop Virtualization" DABCC 8:00 AM
  • "The search engine for love: In the winter of 1959, two Stanford University students used the institution's room-size IBM 650 to build a computer program that paired 49 young men, mainly classmates, with 49 local women." Sydney Morning Herald 8:04 AM
  • "Rise of the 'phablet': Why giant phones will rule. (But not yet.)" Computerworld 8:02 AM
  • "Foursquare Tries a Bicoastal Approach to Engineering" AllThingsD 6:55 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Does anyone care what Ed Zabitsky says about Apple? An analyst with a $270 target and 'sell short' rating may have a credibility problem" Fortune 11:39 AM
  • "The Right Way To Evaluate Apple: Divide By 10" Seeking Alpha 10:45 AM
  • "Eat More Than an Apple: The iPad maker's success has made it hard to avoid in ETFs. Here are some ways to diversify your diet." Barron's [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 AM
  • "Can Apple Investors Sue For a Dividend?"  TheStreet 2/17
  • "Apple: Oppenheimer Boosts Target To $570; Raises Estimates" Forbes 2/17
  • "Not everyone loves Apple's stock" CNNMoney 2/17
  • "When will workers share in Apple's wealth?" CNN 2/17
  • "Microsoft: Ready To Take On Apple And Wall Street Critics" Seeking Alpha 2/17
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 2/17
  • "U.S. stock indexes end with weekly rise: Dow industrials within reach of 13,000, level not seen since May 2008" MarketWatch 2/17
  • "Stocks End Mixed as Investors Eye Greek Rescue Hopes With Caution" TheStreet 2/17
  • "Greek Hopes Boost Dow, Nasdaq Lags Behind" FOXBusiness 2/17
  • "Dow at highest point since 2008" CNNMoney 2/17
  • "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] 2/17
  • "Investors on edge awaiting Greek bailout" CNNMoney 2/17
  • "15 Hot, Highly Rated Technology Stocks of 2012" TheStreet 2/17
  • "Asia Markets Finish Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 2/17
  • "Asian Stocks Rise, Set for Ninth Weekly Rally, on U.S., Greece" Bloomberg 2/17
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks rise, with Japan rallying" MarketWatch 2/17
  • "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] 2/17
  • "European Stocks Climb to Six-Month High; SocGen, Lafarge Rally" Bloomberg 2/17
  • "Europe stocks rise on Greek deal hopes: Banks lead gains; advance pared after U.S. LEI data" MarketWatch 2/17
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/17
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/17
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/17
  • "Revenge of the tech geezers!" CNNMoney 2/17

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