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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
 

 

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Agree/Disagree: MCX merchants will end up allowing Apple Pay, others, alongside CurrentC due to consumer pressure. Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Thursday Highlights: Tim Cook pens essay for Bloomberg Businessweek confirming rumors that he is gay; Cook says his announcement was to help others and was worth trading his personal privacy; Mashable breaks down the importance of both the why and when of the announcement — reports aplenty between our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Gizmodo tracks Yosemite's "worst bugs" and shows how to fix them; if you're a CLI (command line interface) geek, MacIssues shows "how to uninstall App Store apps from the command line"; Ben Taylor has a run down of retailers he believes Apple has to land for Apple Pay to succeed; the CurrentC app on the App Store getting slammed by reviewers over MCX banning Apple Pay at member merchants; but one merchant, Meijer, has chosen to break rank with MCX and continue to accept Apple Pay; IDC stats show Apple's share of tablet market has dropped to 22% thanks to "cheap media consumption options"; and another stat from the firm sees increased competition growth beyond Samsung, Apple; Apple said to be looking at selling iPhones in Iran; Gizmodo reviews the 5k Retina Display iMac; iSource has a tutorial on jailbreaking your iOS 8.x device; meanwhile, over at TechNN, Microsoft announces a new fitness band, the $199 "Microsoft Band" as part of company effort to engage the health industry; TechRepublic has 7 things you want to know about HP's 3D printing strategy.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Bigger Slice of China Pie: Apple is about to take another bite out of the China market. But for China Telecom, taking a bite out of the Apple opportunity will be more challenging."  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Apple just doubled its addressable market in China: China Telecom, the country's No. 3 carrier and No.1 Wi-Fi provider, gets the iPhone" Fortune 7:47 AM
  • "Apple: China Telecom Offers iPhone 4S In 3 Weeks" ["Keith Bachman with BMO Capital, who has an Outperform rating on Apple shares, writes that his 28 million-unit iPhone sales estimate for this quarter may be too low, given that Depressed sales in China in the December quarter may rebound this quarter with the addition of China Telecom"] Barron's 10:18 AM
  • "China Telecom to Become Nation's Second Carrier to Offer Apple's IPhone" Bloomberg 10:45 AM
  • "Firm suing Apple in China open to talks: The company suing Apple over its iPad trademark in China says it's open to talks. But Apple has shown no interest in a settlement with Shenzhen Proview Technology thus far." [Video Report] Associated Press 7:47 AM
  • "Apple threatens to sue Proview for defamation" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Apple vs. Proview: What happened so far, and what next?" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Proview wins new Chinese IPAD ruling as Apple threatens to sue" The Register 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's China trademark battle moves to Shanghai" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Apple: $1 Trillion Market Cap Inevitable Despite Earnings Growth Deceleration"  Seeking Alpha 9:17 AM
  • "First Labor Council Appears at Germany Store" ifoAppleStore 8:03 PM
  • "Apple Confirms Plans for Another Large Data Center in Prineville, Oregon" MacRumors 8:38 PM
  • "Apple confirms plans for 'green' data center in Oregon" AppleInsider 9:12 PM
  • "On Facebook's recommendation, Apple purchases 160 acres in Prineville Oregon for a 'green' data center" 9 to 5 Mac 8:55 PM
OS X
News
  • "What's keeping Mountain Lion off of some 64-bit Macs? Ars investigates" Ars Technica 4:51 PM
  • "Apple Begins Encouraging MobileMe-to-iCloud Migration" The Mac Observer 7:14 PM
  • "Apple rumored to be working on complete iTunes Store and App Store redesign" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Apple iTunes Store to be overhauled this year?" T3 9:19 AM
  • "iTunes Store could be slated for a major overhaul this year" CNET News 10:24 AM
  • "Hackintoshers: Mountain Lion natively supports AMD Radeon HD 6950, 6970, & NVIDIA 5xx cards, no hacks required" 9 to 5 Mac 10:48 AM
  • "Check Out This Nice Video History Of MacPaint [Video] Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Mac Developers Now Have Until June 1 To Sandbox Their Apps" Cult of Mac 4:58 PM
  • "Safari user sues Google over claimed privacy violation" AppleInsider 7:40 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Apple to drop in-house X11 support and more in Mountain Lion" MacFixIt 8:24 PM
  • "Windows 7 install in Boot Camp 4 hangs at last stage" MacWindows 8:09 AM
  • "iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match Availability" Apple Support 9:12 PM
  • "Time Machine: How to transfer Time Machine backups from one Time Capsule to a different one" Apple Support 3:10 PM
  • "OS X Lion: Full-screen apps appear on the display containing the menu bar" Apple Support 3:10 PM
  • "OS X Lion: Compatibility with VMWare Fusion 3" Apple Support 3:10 PM
  • "Troubleshooting Wi-Fi issues in OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6" Apple Support 3:10 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Enhanced Printing & Scanning" AppleInsider 9:07 PM
  • "Online Tax Prep Roundup: TurboTax is still the one to beat" Macworld 4:58 PM
  • "Gatekeeper Security Feature in OS X Mountain Lion (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 11:46 AM
  • "CCleaner for Mac Clears Files, But with Rough Edges" The Mac Observer 9:29 AM
  • "My Favorite Mac Graphic Tool Of All Time" TeraTalks 7:35 AM
  • "A Simple, Easy Way To Backup And Sync Folders Mac To Mac" Mac 360 7:35 AM
  • "The Mac Way To Teach Your Children How To Spell" Mac 360 7:35 AM
  • "Make a Dashboard Full of Widgets Useful Again [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:57 AM
  • "10.7: Find iMessage capable numbers and e-mail addresses" Mac OS X Hints 10:27 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Facebook makes it easier for iOS app integration" SlashGear 9:06 PM
  • "The Curious Case Of The (Cr)apps That Make Money" PandoDaily 7:15 PM
  • "Apple's Gatekeeper: A low cost for partial security" Computerworld 5:40 PM
  • "Ten exciting system changes in Mountain Lion" Macworld 4:57 PM
  • "The iPhone Monoculture Is In Your Mind" Webmonkey 4:54 PM
  • "Apple's new Mountain Lion OS: Where's Siri?" The Week 3:38 PM
  • "Mountain Lion discussion touches on Growl vs. Notification Center; Gatekeeper and enterprise needs; X11 changes and related issues; hardware compatibility and support; plus installation and distribution issues." MacInTouch 10:31 AM
  • "Mac platform changes are prompting discussion about Mac App Store dependence and issues; internal Apple upheaval in the post-PC transition; hardware compatibility; distribution issues; app simplification; printer compatibility; tips on performance problems and more." MacInTouch 10:31 AM
  • "Apple's Gatekeeper: A low cost for partial security" Network World 11:00 AM
  • "The Mountain Lion Report: Some Developers Are Way Behind the Curve" The Tech Night Owl 8:19 AM
  • "Is consumer-focused Mountain Lion too soon for enterprise?" MacWindows 8:10 AM
  • "Acorn Is A Fine Image Editor For Everyone [50 Mac Essentials #46] Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "The iOS app that's sorely missing from Mountain Lion: iBooks" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Apple moves toward digital unity with Mountain Lion: Blending the best of OS X and iOS makes both operating systems better" Computerworld 7:51 AM
  • "Why your computer is becoming more like your phone: Apple released Mountain Lion to developers last week, a new operating system that will make your desktop computer work more like your phone than ever before." CNN 7:46 AM
  • "Some Preliminary Thoughts On Mountain Lion" MacNews 7:35 AM
  • "Three Ways I Want Apple to Improve iTunes" PCWorld 3:14 PM
  • "Finally, an iTunes Store redesign is coming" ZDNet 3:09 PM
  • "When Will Apple Do To iTunes What It Did To OS X?" PixoBebo 7:35 AM
Press Releases
  • "Chronos Announces iClipboard 4.1.0" Chronos 3:33 PM
  • "DAZ 3D Software Give-Away Ends Soon" Architosh 2:51 PM
  • "Lion Cache Cleaner 6.0.9: Activate GateKeeper in OS X 10.7.3" FairerPlatform 10:32 AM
  • "Fluent is a Sparrow-like UI for Gmail making the 'future of email'" 9 to 5 Mac 10:28 AM
  • "SoundBunny Lets You Control Individual Application Volumes on OS X" MacTrast 10:27 AM
  • "Aspyr Announces Company of Heroes for the Mac" Aspyr 9:21 AM
  • "FontGear Inc. announced today the first release of FontPad Server." FontGear 9:19 AM
  • "MovieIcon for Mac - New Update, Improved Search and iTunes Art Support" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "24U Software released Appearance OSAX 4.0" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Typinator 5 converts currencies and other units of measure as you type" prMac 7:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's New Data Center to Have Largest End User-Owned Solar Array in the U.S." Mashable 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Building Mammoth Solar Array in North Carolina, but State's Electricity 'Dirtiest' in Country" Techland 9:04 AM
  • "Apple to build America's largest private solar farm" CBS News 10:44 AM
  • "Solar + fuel cell Project Dolphin energy project gets its fins" FairerPlatform 10:09 AM
  • "Apple's solar-powered datacentre aims to boost its green credentials" V3 3:09 PM
  • "Remains of the Day: Fishy business" Macworld 8:23 PM
  • "Apple extends checks on Chinese suppliers" USA Today 7:51 AM
  • "The Results Are in for RESCUECOM's Annual 2012 Computer Reliability Report; Lenovo/IBM Returns to Dominance While Samsung Grows Significantly" PRNewswire 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Places Fourth In RESCUECOM Computer Reliability Report" MacNews 8:19 AM
  • "Apple settles iPhone 4 class action: $15 or free case for all buyers" Macworld 10:27 AM
  • "Apple Removes Fake Pokemon App From App Store" PC Magazine 11:47 AM
  • "'Babies With iPads' Blog Implodes From Cuteness [Pics] Mashable 3:37 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Apache releases first major new version of popular Web server in six years" ZDNet 12:23 PM
  • "Eyes-free texting could aid visially impaired" TG Daily 12:07 PM
  • "Researchers break video Captcha security using robot vision: NuCaptcha working on revised design" Techworld 12:05 PM
  • "Huddle launches intelligent Sync tool to rival Sharepoint: Huddle CEO claims that the company's new tool is the first to offer enterprise-grade cloud file sync" Techworld 12:05 PM
  • "Virtual shopping moves to train station" Melbourne Age 11:57 AM
  • "Google removes 37 rogue apps from Android Market" V3 12:15 PM
  • "Google files for patent on Siri-like TV user interface" CNET News 12:40 PM
  • "Google gobbles kaput search robot Cuil's patents" The Register 12:09 PM
  • "Android 5.0 Jelly Bean might be coming to 'WebTop' OS" TG Daily 12:07 PM
  • "Ubuntu for Android arrives: In pictures" ZDNet UK 12:25 PM
  • "Ubuntu Linux Unveiled for Android Phones: In a significant step, Canonical has announced an Android version of Ubuntu that runs concurrently on multi-core phones and launches Unity when connected to a desktop monitor and keyboard." PC Magazine 11:39 AM
  • "Business computing in the year 2040" InfoWorld 11:18 AM
  • "To Cash In On Wave Of Web Attacks, Akamai Launches Standalone Security Business" Forbes 11:07 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S II lovefest expanding to U.S. Cellular" CNET News 10:22 AM
  • "RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 adds native email, Android apps" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 11:26 AM
  • "Over-the-Air TV Catches Second Wind, Aided by Web" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble Launches $199 Nook Tablet, Relaxes Storage Restrictions" PCWorld 11:40 AM
  • "Driverless cars are sneaking up on you" CNNMoney 9:32 AM
  • "Sorry, America: Your wireless airwaves are full" CNNMoney 9:31 AM
  • "Over-the-Air TV Catches Second Wind, Aided by Web" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 AM
  • "Social messaging apps 'lost networks $13.9bn in 2011'" BBC 8:01 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Feature Interview: Architosh talks to DAZ 3D" Architosh 2:51 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "How To parse a Microsoft denial" ZDNet 7:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Denies Rumor of Office Software for iPad" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:33 PM
  • "Microsoft Disputes Report of Office for iPad" AllThingsD 3:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Mac Manager Denies Knowledge of Office for iPad" The Mac Observer 2:50 PM
  • "Microsoft pooh-poohs latest Office for iPad Report" CNET News 3:14 PM
  • "Suite anticipation: Microsoft Office for iPad expected in coming weeks"  The Daily 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Office for iPad spotted in the wild, coming soon?" The Verge 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Office app coming to iPad?" CNET News 9:20 AM
  • "Qualcomm releases new Gobi universal mobile chips with LTE support" AppleInsider 7:39 PM
  • "Apple's Mac sales solid ahead of 'possible MacBook Air refresh' as early as March" AppleInsider 7:27 PM
  • "Apple iPad 3 Retina Display rumors intensify, Office for iPad 'imminent" Computerworld 7:36 AM
  • "iPad 3 Front Glass Reveals No Significant Changes: Round Home Button, Camera and Sensor Holes" MacRumors 11:54 AM
  • "Alleged iPad 3 Front Glass Panel Reveals No Significant Changes [Image] Redmond Pie 11:47 AM
  • "Leaked! Here's The iPad 3's Bulky Back Casing" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "More iPad 3 Case Photos Leak: Bigger Camera, Fatter Body [Rumors] Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "[Rumor] Apple's iPad 3 logic board photo reveals more details" AppleTell 8:14 AM
  • "iPad 3 to have a thicker casing, A5X SoC instead of A6?" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "iPad 2 And iPad 3 Pictured Together" AppleBitch 9:30 AM
  • "iPad 2 vs. Kindle Fire: New Report From FixYa Reveals Top Consumer Issues For Each Device" MacPrices 11:46 AM
  • "Is Apple's New MacBook Air Poised to Launch Soon?" PCWorld 11:55 AM
  • "iPhone 5 will Reportedly launch in the fall" CNET News 10:25 AM
  • "iOS's Slide To Unlock Sound Is Actually The Click Of A Vice Grip Opening" Cult of Mac 4:32 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins Patents for a Future Multi-Positional iPad Stand, Core Multi-Touch Technology and the Multi-Touch iPod nano's Design" Patently Apple 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Patents Hint At Touchscreen Macs" MacNews 8:52 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "How To match Mac systems with system requirements" MacFixIt 9:19 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Stylish Sprint For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:02 AM
  • "Samurai Bloodshow (A Trading Card Strategic Defense Game) For iPhone and iPad Is $0.99 Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:02 AM
  • "Gangstar Rio: City of Saints For iPhone and iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $6.99)" Apple Sliced 9:02 AM
  • "Frozenbyte's Gorgeous Mac Fantasy Game Trine Now On Sale For $0.99 [Deals] Cult of Mac 7:16 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:13 AM
  • "New Weekly Specials at TheMacBundles.com are Output Factory and Panorama Maker 5 Pro" TheMacBundles 7:33 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Video Review: Ballistic Shell Gel Series Case for iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 9:04 AM
  • "The Incipio NGP's semi-rigid construction and bright colors make it a stand-out case" Macworld 8:56 AM
  • "iKlenz vs. eScreen: Battle for the best iPhone and iPad cleaning solution!" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Review: MyFitnessPal" YMP Now 7:34 AM
  • "STM Stash review: Pleasingly hard-wearing protection for your iPad" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "Bergame portfolio case review: Professional and functional case for all-round protection" Macworld UK 8:13 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Screens 2.0 review: The best designed, easiest to use VNC app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac" iMore 9:18 AM
  • "Clear Review: App's simplicity may stand in the way of helping you tackle tasks" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "Jazz Up Your Presentations with Templates for Keynote Pro 2.0" PadGadget 8:57 AM
  • "iPad Appidemic: Blues Masters" AppleTell 8:14 AM
  • "Markup Brings Website Coding To The iPad" Best App Site 7:36 AM
  • "Wrestlefest HD for iPad review" AppleTell 8:20 AM
  • "'Puzzle Family VS' Review - All the Madness of 'Puzzle Family' in One Little Multiplayer Game" Touch Arcade 8:13 AM
  • "Proview: 'We are now preparing for negotiations with Apple'" 9 to 5 Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Lyst Ignition Review: Take a slightly more scientific approach to matching games with this entertaining title." 148Apps 9:17 AM
  • "Train Titans Review: Become the big fat controller on the iPhone with this puzzle game all about diverting trains in the right direction." 148Apps 8:12 AM
  • "Wild Defense HD Review: Wild Defense HD is a tower defense that uses tribal villagers as towers and features an item shop. An iPhone version also exists." 148Apps 11:04 AM
  • "Awards Pool 2012 Review: Streamline your Oscar Awards party for free." 148Apps 10:27 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Run Windows On Killer Mac Hardware" Lifehacker 9:07 PM
Tips
  • "10 Tips for Using Evernote Effectively" ReadWriteWeb 7:17 PM
  • "Messages: Why Your Chats Don't Show Across Devices" The Mac Observer 2:50 PM
  • "Ask Jeff Season 02: Episode 01 – Finding the Secret" iDownload Blog 11:04 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "There are a couple of things Apple should steal from webOS for iOS" Macgasm 9:19 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review: The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 9:20 PM
  • "How Many Different Ways Can the Same iPad 3 Rumors Be Reblogged?"  Wired 8:33 PM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: Apple Customers Can Sometimes Just Say No" The Mac Observer 4:32 PM
  • "Google, Microsoft, Apple and the race to a talking TV" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 3:44 PM
  • "Wait -- Did Apple Retaliate, Or Was The New York Times Just Whining?" Business Insider 3:38 PM
  • "Some Apple fans no longer on speaking terms with Siri" USA Today 3:14 PM
  • "The least sexy iPad 3 part emerges...maybe" CNET News 3:08 PM
  • "How Many iPhones Can Apple Sell in China?" TheStreet 9:20 AM
  • "You're a Feature, Not a Product: So said Steve Jobs to Drew Houston, founder and CEO of Dropbox. And Steve wanted that feature badly. But Dropbox did not sell and Apple created iCloud. The iCloud is a feature for Apple. But Dropbox is a product for those that want their cloud content synchronized independent of device, operating system and browser vendor." Yankee Group Blogs 8:57 AM
  • "Should Microsoft release Office for iPad?" BetaNews 10:49 AM
  • "Do We Really Need Office for iPad?" Cult of Mac 10:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Office for iPad sounds a lot like Office for WOA tablets" ZDNet 10:27 AM
  • "It's True! Microsoft Office Is About To Hit The iPad" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Surprise — Proview's Ready to Talk Settlement With Apple" AllThingsD 3:14 PM
  • "Apple needs to improve the lot of overseas workers" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:56 AM
  • "The difference between an Apple TV and an Apple Television" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Proview: 'We are now preparing for negotiations with Apple'" 9 to 5 Mac 8:13 AM
  • "How An iPad Killed My Television" Forbes 8:02 AM
  • "If the expression 'Give me the child aged seven....' applies to the iPad and Keynote, I'd start to worry if I ran the Microsoft Office marketing department: Lessons from a Las Vegas school." Les Posen's Presentation Magic 7:33 AM
  • "With the hype over the next iPad growing, there's going to be a lot of disappointed pundits, Wall Street Analysts and fantasists when they don't get what they want when they want it." Les Posen's Presentation Magic 7:33 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Apple Should Steal All These Awesome Ideas From The PlayStation Vita [Review] Business Insider 3:44 PM
  • "Protecting user data in the post-PC era" ZDNet 12:22 PM
  • "Lord of the Files: How GitHub Tamed Free Software (And More)" Wired Magazine 12:18 PM
  • "What's PlayStation Vita got that my smartphone doesn't?" USA Today 12:12 PM
  • "Here's What's New in the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Update" Techland 12:11 PM
  • "BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0: Too Little, Too Late?" PCWorld 11:41 AM
  • "How to baby-proof your home theater" Techlicious 11:36 AM
  • "One simple step to better network security" InfoWorld 11:18 AM
  • "Why corporate cloud storage doesn't add up" InfoWorld 11:17 AM
  • "January chip sales fell 15% year-on-year, says analyst" EE Times 11:01 AM
  • "Notebook makers to see shipments recover in February" DigiTimes 11:00 AM
  • "Social messaging apps 'lost networks $13.9bn in 2011'" BBC 10:37 AM
  • "Google Instant: More annoying now than ever before" ZDNet 12:23 PM
  • "Could Google Delete Copyrighted MP3s From Gmail? 'Only In Extreme Cases' It Says" TechCrunch 12:03 PM
  • "Top Android tablet apps — early 2012 edition" ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "5 free Android security apps: Keep your smartphone safe" Computerworld 11:43 AM
  • "Unique malware samples broke the 75 million mark in 2011/McAfee threat assessment report: PC-based malware said to be dropping while Android malware rising" Network World 11:43 AM
  • "Android 4: Now you see it, now you don't/Google's unified mobile OS was announced in October but good luck finding it. At this point, can anyone count on it?" InfoWorld 11:18 AM
  • "Solid state storage, a growing trend?" ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "Solid State: From Silver Bullet To Silver Lining/Solid state storage looks to become a standard part of an enterprise IT infrastructure, providing a boost to applications and general IT needs such as tiering and virtualization." InformationWeek 10:29 AM
  • "Why Samsung's Galaxy Note Sings a Happy Tune" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "The opportunity cost of Windows Phone" asymco 8:12 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Twitter for iPhone update brings back swipe shortcut" iMore 8:32 PM
  • "The Agony & Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs Goes Open Source" Cult of Mac 7:16 PM
  • "Sideburn mounts your iPhone via Mac SD card slot" CNET News 4:34 PM
  • "Top 10 iPad/iPhone Gaming Peripherals" Wired 3:09 PM
  • "CloudOn for iPad now available to UK students" ZDNet 3:09 PM
  • "Finally, an iPhone Case with a Built-in Canister of Pepper Spray" Techland 3:09 PM
  • "Pepper Spray iPhone Case Takes Personal Safety a Bit Too Far" Gizmodo 9:17 AM
  • "Skype for iOS updated to deliver improved dialpad and chat UI, iOS 5 stability" The Next Web 9:05 AM
  • "Quicken Loans Unveils Free Mortgage Calculator App" PRWeb 8:18 AM
  • "Bad Monkey and Bad Friends 1.0 for iOS - Catch Items Released Overhead" PRWeb 8:18 AM
  • "MobileLutions Makes Major Improvement of iPhone Distracted Driving Software" PRWeb 8:18 AM
  • "TapGeoHunt - the new iPhone game breaking the Angry Animal mould." PRWeb 8:18 AM
  • "LiveAreaLabs Develops iPhone App for World Vision" PRWeb 8:18 AM
  • "More Than Half Of Kindle Fire Owners Will Buy An iPad 3, According To TechBargains.com Survey" PRWeb 8:18 AM
  • "Perion Releases Photo Email for the Apple iPad" Business Wire 8:17 AM
  • "Nuance's Dragon Go! Now Features Travel Search Powered by Expedia: Revolutionary Natural Language App for iOS and Android Now Gives Consumers Direct Access to Flights, Hotels, Destination Reviews and More – Just by Using Their Voice" Business Wire 8:17 AM
  • "Add Awesome Unlock Animations To Your iOS Device With iUnlock Tweak [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "The Most Insanely Over-Engineered iPad Stand Ever" Gizmodo 7:56 AM
  • "WWE WrestleFest Released on the App Store" GamersHell 7:44 AM
  • "Paris By Metro 2.0 Offers Travelers Easy Route Planner, Maps and Tips" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Happy Chicken Co - Toughest Maze Puzzle Game Ever?" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "i.Business Expo Co-located with the New York Business Expo" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "PANDRA Company Introduces Stone Age 1.0 for iOS - Be Neanderthal" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "New Game: Strategy War for iOS - Build your army and take over the world" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Face-Jack Me Transforms User Photographs into Crazy Faces" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Stitcher Radio app links with Facebook for new sharing features" Insanely Great Mac 7:43 AM
  • "Smappsoft releases Pokertini: Video Poker With A Twist! for iOS" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Gravity Maze for iOS on Sale in celebration of 10k downloads" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Business Idea Manager App Helps Entrepreneurs Track and Qualify Ideas" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "OhSnap for Facebook gains 39 Users at a Record Breaking Pace" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "A virus-invaded game appeared today on iTunes App Store" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Now You Can Create a Budget And Stick To It Using An iPhone App" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Bad Monkey and Bad Friends 1.0 for iOS - Catch Items Released Overhead" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Bams Hunt 1.0 for iOS - Catch and Collect Crazy Creatures" prMac 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell's Reinvention Efforts Hold Promise" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Dell: Old School Tech May Offer A Surprise Or Two For PC Death Watchers" Seeking Alpha 10:11 AM
  • "Dell revenue slightly above Wall Street view" Reuters 3:39 PM
  • "Dell's fourth quarter just misses: For fiscal 2013, the company says that non-GAAP earnings will top the $2.13 a share mark posted in fiscal 2012." CNET News 3:37 PM
  • "Dell revenue forecast falls short of analysts' estimates: Dell expects its first-quarter sales to slip 7% to $14.9 billion. Analysts were expecting $15.1 billion, on average. The PC maker is suffering from competition with Apple, Lenovo and Acer." Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 9:06 PM
  • "Dell FYQ4 Revenue Beats, EPS Off by a Penny; Q1 Rev View Weak" Barron's 3:41 PM
  • "Dell's Earnings Fall 18%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:40 PM
  • "Dell Dips on Earnings and Guidance" Benzinga 3:40 PM
  • "Dell Q4 Profit Drops - Quick Facts" Nasdaq 3:41 PM
  • "Dell Slumps on Earnings Miss" TheStreet 3:40 PM
  • "Dell Shares Fall on Earnings, Miss Outlook" Reuters [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:55 PM
  • "Dell falls short on Q4 earnings: $16 billion in revenue, only $764 million in profit" Engadget 5:00 PM
  • "What to expect from Dell's fourth quarter" CNET News 10:24 AM
  • "Earnings Preview: Dell Inc." Zacks 12:36 PM
  • "Dell's Q4: There's little middle ground on the future" ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "Why Dell Needs Drastic Action" TheStreet 12:32 PM
  • "Dell wants in on ARM server field, says software still has some maturing to do" Engadget 7:16 PM
  • "HP's 4Q to provide snapshot of new CEO's progress: Hewlett-Packard set to report results of 1st full quarter under recently hired CEO Meg Whitman" Associated Press 10:13 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Looking Better Than Dell Going Into Earnings" Forbes 10:12 AM
  • "There's a Storm Ahead for HP's Printer Business" AllThingsD 9:42 AM
  • "IBM: Big Transformation + Big Data = Big Returns" Seeking Alpha 10:14 AM
  • "IBM Criticized Over Austin Energy Contract: Utility says billing system installed and maintained by IBM is overcharging some customers, while other residents aren't getting any bills at all." InformationWeek 4:34 PM
  • "IBM releases update to security analytics product" Computing 9:15 PM
  • "What you can expect from Windows 8: Early insights into Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 Consumer Preview should give IT a lot to chew on when the bits arrive" InfoWorld 11:17 AM
  • "Microsoft: SkyDrive Will Be 'World's Hard Drive'/Microsoft puts itself on a collision course with Apple as SkyDrive and iCloud storage services get deeper integration into the desktop, via Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion." InformationWeek 12:44 PM
  • "Microsoft extends consumer support for Windows 7, Vista" CNET News 10:22 AM
  • "Google's cookie runaround in IE? Not a big deal: While condemnation of Google for bypassing user privacy settings in Safari is justified, Microsoft's blustering over IE is just hot air" InfoWorld 11:18 AM
  • "Google, Microsoft butt heads over IE privacy skirting: 'Plenty of blame to go around' for both companies, says privacy researcher" Computerworld 4:55 PM
  • "Google Says IE Privacy Policy Is Impractical in Modern Web" IDG News Service 11:41 AM
  • "Microsoft claims Google bypassed its browser privacy too: Updated Microsoft has released data showing that Google has been bypassing the user-defined privacy settings in Internet Explorer by using incorrect P3P identification terms." The Register 12:09 PM
  • "Google Tricks Internet Explorer into Accepting Tracking Cookies, Microsoft Claims" Webmonkey 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft accuses Google of more browser privacy foul play" V3 12:15 PM
  • "Ridiculous Drama: Microsoft Internet Explorer vs. Google" Techland 12:11 PM
  • "Google, Microsoft butt heads over IE privacy skirting: 'Plenty of blame to go around' for both companies, says privacy researcher" Computerworld 3:13 PM
  • "Microsoft: Google violates our users' privacy too" CNNMoney 3:13 PM
  • "Microsoft sharpens its advertising sword to jab rivals" Seattle Times 11:51 AM
  • "Oracle's Clouded Future in Cloud Computing: The software giant may need time for its efforts to mature." Barron's 12:34 PM
  • "Avnet Opens Door To Oracle Health-Care Solutions" CRN 10:48 AM
  • "In a Change, Intel Hopes to Matter at Mobile World Congress" AllThingsD 10:15 AM
  • "Intel Reveals More Details of Ivy Bridge Variants at ISSCC" Tom's Hardware 9:16 PM
  • "Intel's (latest) mobile comeback: CEO Paul Otellini thinks he's finally found a way to get Intel into the mobile game. Will phone makers take his call?" Fortune 10:16 AM
  • "Intel moves ahead with wireless integration into mobile chips: Putting wireless capabilities into processors could make mobile devices and PCs smaller, cheaper, and more power-efficient" IDG News Service 11:19 AM
  • "Intel tests foundry waters: Intel explores the foundry business by opening up chip manufacturing facilities to more customers" Computerworld 4:59 PM
  • "Intel confirmed as foundry for second FPGA startup" EE Times 11:01 AM
  • "Tabula's next-gen FPGAs to use Intel's 22nm process featuring 3-D tri-gate transistors" EE Times 11:52 AM
  • "Intel Loses Mobile to Arm; Is PC Market Next?" Minyanville 3:38 PM
  • "AMD, not ARM, first to use startup's low-power clock IP" EE Times 11:01 AM
  • "Cisco: Downplays Rumors It Will Sell Set-Top Box Unit" Forbes 12:36 PM
  • "Cisco stresses set-top boxes to stay: Cisco responds to reports of it shopping Scientific Atlanta unit" Network World 11:44 AM
  • "Parents need more privacy info about kids' apps, feds say" CNN 10:48 AM
  • "The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom: Top-down, international regulation is antithetical to the Net, which has flourished under its current governance model." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Silicon Valley: The rise of the adolescent CEOs" Reuters 10:27 AM
  • "Analysis: Are netbooks dead? The prognosis is grim/Netbook sales are declining precipitously. Is the netbook dead, or will it survive as a niche player?" ARN 4:56 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Believe It: Apple Is A Value Stock And Dividends Are King" Forbes 3:09 PM
  • "Apple Should Lever Up For A Massive Share Repurchase" Seeking Alpha 3:38 PM
  • "Apple Bulls Diverge From Nasdaq-100 Worries" WSJ Blogs 10:48 AM
  • "Apple could pay a special dividend" MarketWatch 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's Best Option Is To Initiate A Share Repurchase Plan" Seeking Alpha 7:47 AM
  • "S&P 500: Apple and the 499" Barron's 10:09 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple lifts techs, but semicaps slide" MarketWatch 12:34 PM
  • "U.S. stocks mostly up after Dow hits 13,000: Relief proves short-lived over long-delayed rescue for Greece" MarketWatch 4:35 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pare Gains After S&P 500 Rises" Bloomberg 4:35 PM
  • "Stocks Close Mixed on Greece Bailout Questions" TheStreet 4:35 PM
  • "Stocks stumble at the close" CNNMoney 4:35 PM
  • "Dow Crosses 13K Line, Falls Back" FOXBusiness 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks Close Flat; Dow Briefly Tops 13,000" CNBC 4:36 PM
  • "Dow Finishes Below 13000: The Dow Jones Industrial Average pierced the 13000 level for the first time in almost four years, but traded largely below the mark and ended the day in positive territory." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks consider Greece deal" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asia Stocks Fall as Oil Seen Crimping Optimism After Greece Deal" Bloomberg 9:47 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks end mixed after Greek deal" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "European Stocks Fall: European stock markets finished lower Tuesday, as investors focused on Greece's underlying debt problems despite euro-zone finance ministers finally approving the terms of a bailout package for the country." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:30 PM
  • "European Stocks Slide From Six-Month High After Greek Debt Deal" Bloomberg 9:47 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks pull back after Greek deal/Oil firms drag markets lower, Italian banks rally" MarketWatch 12:30 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:36 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:37 PM
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