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Wednesday Highlights: Jesus Diaz at Fast Company Design looks back at how Apple's "Advanced Technology Group developed some of the most influential technology of the century"; Tim Cook falls 43 spots to #96 in Glassdoor's CEO rankings, due in large part to "Apple's culture of secrecy and high stress"; Jason Snell ponders what Apple's new TV service will look like, and how it can compete with Hulu, Netflix; "the enterprise is Apple's space today" says Fleetsmith CEO Zack Blum; Dieter Bohn explains the how/why in his Mac customization; at, a video on building a hackintosh; interview with Angela Ahrendts on Apple's focus to enrich peoples' lives—reports in our General Interest section; Axios reporting of online privacy plan in works at White House; Siri a bit wishy washy in latest OS betas; Cult of Mac, 9to5Mac go hands-on with the Walkie-Talkie feature in watchOS 5.

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  • "Apple Signals New Era in Heeding Shareholders: Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, who yesterday told investors they would get more say in picking board members, signaled greater willingness than his predecessor to heed the concerns of his company's shareholders."  Bloomberg 8:36 AM
  • "Cash Question Lingers Over Apple: Shareholders Show Support at First Annual Meeting Without Steve Jobs" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Apple investors win greater say over board of directors" BBC 9:53 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: 6 months running the iPhone empire"  Computerworld 8:42 AM
  • "A Law Apple Would Like to Break" ["Here is the rub: Apple is so big, it's running up against the law of large numbers. Also known as the golden theorem, with a proof attributed to the 17th century Swiss mathematician Jacob Bernoulli, the law states that a variable will revert to a mean over a large sample of results. In the case of the largest companies, it suggests that high earnings growth and a rapid rise in share price will slow as those companies grow ever larger."]  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:25 AM
  • "Apple Said to Pay About $50 Million for Application-Search Startup Chomp"  Bloomberg 8:36 AM
  • "Apple has stepped up its efforts to tackle a significant problem for both users and developers of the 550,000 apps available for iPhone and iPad that will be familiar to customers of satellite TV: too much choice." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:10 AM
  • "Apple looks to Chomp to improve App Store discovery" GigaOM 8:49 AM
  • "Apple acquires app search company Chomp: Chomp offers an application for Android, iPad, and iPhone for apps search" IDG News Service 8:36 AM
  • "Apple tactics in China iPad deal unusual: experts"  Reuters 9:21 PM
  • "Apple's China legal battle over iPad spreads to U.S." Reuters 8:10 AM
  • "Fight Over iPad Name Spills Into U.S. Court: Proview Electronics Co. has taken its legal battles with Apple Inc. to a U.S. court, claiming the iPhone maker used deception in buying the iPad trademark and shouldn't be allowed to keep it." [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "Proview Takes a Shot at Apple in California Court" AllThingsD 8:44 AM
  • "Apple iPad Now Under Fire in U.S" Techland 8:31 AM
  • "Apple sued in U.S. in iPad trademark dispute" ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "Motorola forces Apple to deactivate iCloud and MobileMe push notifications for German customers"  Foss Patents 8:10 AM
  • "Apple forced to shut off push e-mail service in Germany: Motorola Mobility (and Google) give Cupertino a taste of its own patent medicine" Fortune 8:10 AM
  • "Apple pulls plug on iCloud push email in Motorola patent dispute" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "The post-PC future: Where Microsoft and Apple are driving us/With Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion in wide beta, it's time to compare their consumerization strategies, and their effects"  InfoWorld 8:09 AM
  • "New Mac OS X trojan spotted in the wild" ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "Flashback.G Trojan Hits the Mac, Exploits Old Java Vulnerabilities" MacTrast 9:53 AM
  • "Flashback Mac Trojan aims to steal users' online banking details" V3 11:45 AM
  • "iTunes Store features new Mastered for iTunes section" AppleTell 8:53 AM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/How do you deal with a Mac that's constantly booting to Safe mode? This and other Mac-related questions answered." MacFixIt 6:04 PM
  • "Fix HandBrake DVD ripping if you've installed VLC 2.0" Macworld 10:38 AM
  • "OS X Lion: iMac may not automatically reconnect to Wi-Fi network after waking from sleep" Apple Support 9:26 PM
  • "Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: a Preview of how Apple plans to revamp the toolbar" AppleInsider 3:24 PM
  • "Scrawl lets you store text notes and sync them between your Macs" Macworld 3:23 PM
  • "Review: Skip Tunes – Control iTunes From Your Mac's Menu Bar" MacTrast 3:30 PM
  • "Clarify: Create & Send Instructions, Quick as a Wink" The Mac Observer 8:40 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Work with iTunes libraries" Macworld 8:53 AM
  • "Murasaki: an EPUB Ebook Reader for Mac Disappoints" The Mac Observer 10:13 AM
  • "How to enable iCal's debug menu" TUAW 3:30 PM
  • "Clean Up Your Mac The Windows Way" PixoBebo 8:40 AM
  • "How To Customize Your Mac's Folders With A Click" McSolo 8:40 AM
  • "Who's Tracking You? How To Manage The Browser Cookies On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 8:41 AM
  • "How To Track 100 Web Sites With A Click On Your Mac" Mac 360 8:42 AM
  • "The Perfect Mac Utility For The Paranoid Geek Wannabe Newbie" NoodleMac 8:40 AM
  • "2 Mac Apps You Can Use And A Single Trick That Does The Same Thing" Mac 360 8:45 AM
  • "IR_Black Theme Add Colors Easily to the Terminal in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 3:23 PM
  • "How to Get Mountain Lion on Unsupported Macs, Messages Beta Available for OS X Lion, and More" Low End Mac 10:36 AM
  • "Mac platform change discussion continues on support, security and compatibility issues, plus hardware features and futures; agile development processes; user interface color; electronic distribution vs. bandwidth; cloud computing; tablets vs. desktop vs. laptops; and more." MacInTouch 10:36 AM
  • "Mountain Lion notes cover the Mac Pro 64-bit hardware/firmware compatibility issue and offer a link to details about Gatekeeper." MacInTouch 10:36 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Obsoletes the MacBook I Just Bought" Low End Mac 9:53 AM
  • "What Game Center For Mac Means To You" App Advice 9:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "Delicious - Emily's True Love Comes To Macgamestore" Inside Mac Games 8:59 AM
  • "SoftRAID LLC announces SoftRAID version 4.3 for Mac OS X - Ready for Mountain Lion!" SoftRAID 8:43 AM
  • "Final Effects Complete 6 AVX Released for Avid Media Composer 6" prMac 3:26 PM
  • "Maintain releases Cocktail 5.1.3 (Lion Edition)" prMac 8:14 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Throttled iPhone user takes AT&T to court, wins $850" CNET News 9:21 PM
  • "InMobi Mobile Insights Report January 2012: iOS regains market lead from Android with 35% impressions share in North America" InMobi 10:31 AM
  • "InMobi: iOS regains lead over Android with 35% share in North American mobile ad impressions"  The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "iOS Served 35% of N.A. Mobile Ads in January, Regains Lead From Android" iClarified 10:30 AM
  • "Apple is the top mobile PC shipper" The Inquirer 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Maintains Top Mobile PC Share Position for Q411 and Full Year – Now #5 Laptop Maker" MacPrices 2:49 PM
  • "Android, iPhone users get new privacy protection" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "Foxconn Denies Employing Underage Workers" PC Magazine 11:04 AM
  • "Future Store Spotted In Vancouver Subur" ifoAppleStore 5:42 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Buys App Search Platform Chomp" Forbes 9:29 AM
  • "iPhone-branded stove seized in China" UberGizmo 8:06 AM
  • "Dumb Buyer Beware: Chinese State Police Seize Hundreds Of Fake Apple iPhone... Gas Stoves" TechCrunch 8:35 AM
  • "An iPhone That's Cheaper, and Fake" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:19 PM
  • "No iPhone leads 700,000 customers to flee T-Mobile" CNNMoney 8:11 AM
  • "14 Important Arcade Games Not Available for iPhone or iPad" [Slideshow] Techland 8:31 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Birthday: 10 Funny, Inspirational Quotes in Honor of Legendary Apple Innovator's 57th Birthday" International Business Times 11:10 AM
  • "Today is the 57th anniversary of Steve Jobs' birth" MacDailyNews 8:38 AM
  • "Happy Birthday, Steve Jobs! The Whole World Misses You." Cult of Mac 9:53 AM
  • "Fans commemorate 57th birthday of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs" AppleInsider 11:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Telcos squeezed as consumers go mad for mobile Web" Reuters 12:03 PM
  • "Tiniest ever 128Gbit NAND flash chip flaunted: SanDisk and Toshiba have jointly developed the smallest 128Gbit NAND flash chip in the world by using a 3-bit multi-level cell design (TLC) and a 19nm process." The Register 11:27 AM
  • "Imation relaunches Windows on USB stick system" Techworld 11:19 AM
  • "BitTorrent for Live Video: The inventor of the world's most popular file-sharing protocol now wants to stream live video or TV over the Internet." Technology Review 11:18 AM
  • "Netflix: No plan to support BlackBerry, PlayBook" Reuters 10:57 AM
  • "Google working on its own 7-inch tablet" TG Daily 11:24 AM
  • "Google integrates Google+ and Google Voice" TG Daily 11:23 AM
  • "Google Adds Concert Listings to Search Results" PC Magazine 11:00 AM
  • "Acer Liquid Glow With Ice Cream Sandwich, NFC Expected at MWC" PC Magazine 11:00 AM
  • "Quad-core smartphones and tablets will soon get LTE: Nvidia promises faster browsing, application downloads and improved gaming" IDG News Service 10:25 AM
  • "Jargon-busting mobile industry's buzzwords" CNN 10:23 AM
  • "Plug-in offers Web privacy: Hub co. ahead of prez" Boston Herald 10:18 AM
  • "Dropbox heats up cloud battle with photo upload feature" Reuters 9:56 AM
  • "Mobiles becoming smarter, batteries not" MarketWatch 9:47 AM
  • "Phones Become Smarter, Batteries Lag, But Changes Are Afoot" [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "A $100 solar-powered tablet is coming soon" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Invents New Kinect Feature Called the 'Seekbar" Patently Apple 11:56 AM
  • "Google Invents an Original Search Gesture for Future Devices" Patently Apple 11:04 AM
  • "Researchers Create Fabric That Converts Body Heat Into Electricity [Video] Mashable 8:53 AM
  • "Phones Become Smarter, Batteries Lag, But Changes Are Afoot" [Paid Membership Required] 8:11 AM
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 40 - Day One Purch'" Touch Arcade 5:43 PM
  • "iPhone & iPad Live 281: iFactories, iPad 3, Screens, Fitness apps and gear" iMore 3:30 PM
  • "Engadget Podcast 282 - 02.24.2012" Engadget 3:30 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg talks OS X Mountain Lion with The Loop's Jim Dalrymple, commentator Kirk McElhearn, and TechNewsDaily's Seán Captain this weekend on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 11:56 AM
  • "Mac OS turning into iOS? Mountain Lion, Message (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 11:04 AM
  • "The CultCast Is Cult Of Mac's New Podcast, Download Episode One Right Now On iTunes" Cult of Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Is Apple preparing to revamp the iPad 3/iPhone 5 dock connector?" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Dumping 30-pin Connector? How About Dumping Cords Altogether? Can Apple cut the 30-pin connector cord used for synching and charging iOS devices? Let's hope it can." PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Apple eyes the axe for traditional dock connector" SlashGear 8:09 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple's iOS dock ports headed for a diet" CNET News 11:25 AM
  • "Apple Now Selling Brazilian-Made iPhone 4, But Pricing Remains High" MacRumors 3:24 PM
  • "iPad 3 Display: A Possible Peek" PCWorld 11:04 AM
  • "Apple releases updated EFI firmware for 2011 Macs" ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "Apple releases EFI Firmware Updates for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac mini" MacDailyNews 8:39 AM
  • "MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini EFI updates boost net boot" FairerPlatform 8:39 AM
  • "Ivy Bridge Delay Could Postpone New MacBooks, Apple Rumored to Be Working on ARM Laptop, and More" Low End Mac 4:20 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Fly With Me For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Victory March HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99), iPhone Version Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:39 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:39 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:39 AM

  • "Walking the walk — the great Post-PC experiment" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Belkin Keyboard Folio case for iPad: Fed-up trying to type on the iPad's on-screen keyboard? This add-on is just the job." Register Hardware 8:37 AM
  • "Plantronics Backbeat 903+ review: Despite the low price these are still a decent set of headphones" Macworld UK 8:32 AM
  • "Philips SHB9100 review: The bass is nicely balanced and the higher frequencies have a nice zing" Macworld UK 8:32 AM
  • "Jaybird Freedom review: These lightweight headphones are perfect for the gym" Macworld UK 8:32 AM
  • "Hampton Flip Is Sexy, Sleek IPhone Flip Case" MacNews 8:44 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The Trials And Tribulations Of Running Windows And Office On Your iPad" TeraTalks 8:41 AM
  • "Record, Annotate and be More Productive with Audiolio – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:53 AM
  • "Denso Is Like Flipboard For Video [Review] Cult of Mac 10:30 AM
  • "Review, Annotate, Collaborate With GoodReader For iPad" BYTE 10:29 AM
  • "Percolator Review: This fun app creates unique photo mosaics" Macworld 8:54 AM
  • "iPhone App Video Review: Clear" Appolicious 8:35 AM
  • "Create beautiful timeline covers with Cover Photo Maker for Facebook Pro+ for iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:27 PM
  • "Do more than add photo effects on iOS" Download 9:21 PM
  • "Computing with Bifocals: Three Cool Apps I Took from Macworld | iWorld" The Mac Observer 2:49 PM
  • "Review: Snap2PDF – Scan Documents and Share Searchable PDFs" Best App Site 9:26 AM
  • "If These Zombies Keep Invading, Someone Is Just Going To Have To Blow Everything To Smithereens" App Advice 3:29 PM
  • "The best Dr. Seuss books and apps" Techlicious 10:57 AM
  • "Run Roo Run Review" Mac|Life 10:07 AM
  • "'Brave Beak' Review – I've Been Flying All Day and Boy, Is My Tapping Finger Tired" Touch Arcade 10:07 AM
  • "Puzzle Family VS Review: Keep the crazy art of the original Puzzle Family but take away everything that made it fun." 148Apps 9:42 AM
  • "Lume Review: A gorgeous to look at, cute and charming adventure game, yet far too short." 148Apps 8:54 AM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Will the iPad 3 double its memory options?" TUAW 10:07 AM
  • "Mac Address Book synchronization with Android device - iCloud problem" Mac OS X Hints 10:06 AM
  • "iOS Tip: Taking Screenshots" MacTrast 8:53 AM
  • "MacMost Now 675: Email and Forum Etiquette" MacMost 8:53 AM
  • "Will Apple dump the iPhone's aging 30-pin connector?" GigaOM 9:27 PM
  • "Has Apple's iBooks Fair Play DRM been cracked?" CNET Reviews 9:26 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Google's Browser Snooping & Tim Cook's Shareholder Party" The Mac Observer 7:03 PM
  • "How Bad Reporting Is Ruining The Washington Post: John Gruber dissects The Washington Post's dumb article claiming that Siri, specifically, is dramatically increasing data usage based on a study..." Marco Arment 5:32 PM
  • "Dr. Says Apple's FaceTime Encourages Facelifts (Video)" Forbes 4:25 PM
  • "After a Year, Tablet Daily Is a Struggle: One year ago Rupert Murdoch took the stage at the Guggenheim Museum and with much fanfare introduced a News Corporation publication that, in the words of the Apple executive Eddy Cue, would 'redefine the news.'" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 4:24 PM
  • "Apple Distributing The Fruits Of Legend: The size of Steve Jobs' legend hit me with full force last night." Seeking Alpha 4:24 PM
  • "Particle Debris: Apple Could Accidentally Disrupt the Entire TV Industry" The Mac Observer 4:17 PM
  • "Apple Had To Pull This Video-Sharing App For Having Too Much Porn" Business Insider 3:25 PM
  • "Who wins if Android and iPhone lose the smartphone wars?" BetaNews 3:24 PM
  • "AdWeek: All 84 Apple iPhone TV Spots" CPGBuzz 3:16 PM
  • "Apple and HDCP: A DRM success story" Mac.Blorge 12:12 PM
  • "Analysis: That Thing You'll do With Apple's iPad 3" The Mac Observer 2:49 PM
  • "Top 10 features Apple should bring to the iPad 3" V3 11:45 AM
  • "Is Apple slipping? The details Steve would never have missed"  Electricpig 11:45 AM
  • "Mike Daisey: David Pogue's Defense Of Apple And Foxconn's Workplace Standards Is Ridiculous" Business Insider 4:27 PM
  • "Can one man change Apple? Mike Daisey's one-man show has galvanized public opinion against the electronic giant's labor practices" Salon 11:13 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Concept: We Wish Apple Would Make It Like This (Picture)" The Huffington Post 11:10 AM
  • "Apple looks to improve app search and discovery with Chomp acquisition" Ars Technica 10:26 AM
  • "The iEconomy: How Much Do Foxconn Workers Make?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:07 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Easy answers" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:06 AM
  • "Why Apple's China Woes Are Major" [Video Report]  TheStreet 10:06 AM
  • "Apple's cash creates dangerous temptation: Firms with too much cash can easily lose their way" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Die Hölle? Apple switches off MobileMe & iCloud e-mail push in Germany" VentureBeat 9:41 AM
  • "Remember The View-Master? Imagine If Apple Made It [Images] Redmond Pie 8:50 AM
  • "Tim Cook says Apple's working on new products that 'will blow our minds'" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Halts iCloud Push Email in Germany due to Motorola Lawsuit" Mashable 8:37 AM
  • "This Is Not the iPhone 5" Gizmodo 8:35 AM
  • "Report: iPhone 'Micro Dock' to Make Your Old Apple Cables Worthless" Techland 8:58 AM
  • "Is Apple preparing to ditch the dock connector as we know it?" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "Amazon, Apple And The Case Of Converging Tablets" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "UltraViolet passes million download mark: Hollywood's movies-in-the-cloud service sprockets up" Register Hardware 11:27 AM
  • "Data throttling just a ploy, study finds" TG Daily 11:23 AM
  • "Gaming damages kids' attention span" TG Daily 11:22 AM
  • "Samsung Toiling Away On Bezel-less Galaxy B Smartphone?" TechCrunch 11:17 AM
  • "Bad News for Blackberry: Netflix Not Interested" PCWorld 11:02 AM
  • "3G vs. 4G: What's the Difference? If you're buying a new smartphone, you'll need to choose a type of data network. We explain 3G and 4G in simple terms." PC Magazine 11:00 AM
  • "7 ways SMBs can make cloud storage and backup safer" ZDNet 11:41 AM
  • "Cloud computing in 2012: An InfoWorld special report" InfoWorld 10:46 AM
  • "The top 13 security myths: Security experts hammer on security ideas they say are both widely believed and false" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:46 AM
  • "Free Anti-Virus Software Fails To Charm Enterprises: As free AV gains popularity with consumers, could Symantec and McAfee ever be chased from their top spots in the enterprise?" InformationWeek 10:44 AM
  • "Inside Google's recruiting machine: Silicon Valley's most venerable recruiting setup is operating in one of the most competitive hiring climates ever. It just brought on a record number of new employees. Here's how." Fortune 10:41 AM
  • "Continental Divide: The Forces Shaping Broadband in Western and Eastern Europe" E-Commerce Times 10:30 AM
  • "Global HDD capacity expected to be restored to 80% in 1Q12" DigiTimes 10:30 AM
  • "How Mobile, BYOD and younger workers are reinventing IT: Changes are coming to IT, so you'd better be ready" Computerworld 10:26 AM
  • "White House's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights is misleading, doesn't solve the real problem" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Why Google and Others Are On Board with Obama's Privacy Bill of Rights" Techland 11:31 AM
  • "Your Internet privacy is in Congress's hands now: The White House plan for a consumer privacy bill of rights sounds good on paper, but real action is still pending" InfoWorld 10:46 AM
  • "The problem with Obama's privacy 'bill of rights': Privacy advocates generally like the White House's framework on privacy policy. Except for the fact that G-men can still peek at your private data without a warrant." Fortune 10:40 AM
  • "An Exclusive Look Inside Nokia's Smartphone Torture Chamber" AllThingsD 9:45 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note: Big Smartphone Or Small Tablet? Contributor Gary Krakow gets to put the new AT&T moneter phone, with a 5.3-inch screen, through its paces - and finds it's a terrific device." [Video Report] TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "4 ways to stave off the cell phone apocalypse" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "PlayBook 2.0: Is This the Best RIM Can Do?" Tech.pinions 10:09 AM
  • "Is The Future Of Cloud-Based Systems Cloudy Or Bright?" MacNews 8:45 AM
  • "An Internet hipster has needs." Joy of Tech [cartoon] 8:56 AM
  • "The Worst Siri Ad Just Got Way More Accurate" Gizmodo 8:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Griffin's iPad StudioConnect Connects All Your Instruments In One Place" PadGadget 5:42 PM
  • "Sparrow Mail for iPhone Coming Very Soon" iSource 5:33 PM
  • "Ryan Petrich teases us with CydiaBulletin for iPad" iDownload Blog 3:30 PM
  • "Tweeticide For iPhone And iPad Allows You To Delete All Your Tweets Right From Your iOS Device" Redmond Pie 3:23 PM
  • "Hide Photos, Videos And Documents On iOS" iClarified 3:21 PM
  • "Sony's Troubles to Worsen with Apple's iTV; Special Technology Report by Profit Confidential" PRWeb 11:58 AM
  • "Catholics Now Have a Great Reason to bring their Smartphones and Tablets to Church" PRWeb 11:58 AM
  • "Ndili Technologies Releases First-of-its-Kind App Framework for iDevices" PRWeb 11:58 AM
  • "Play Along with the 2012 Vikersund Ski Flying Championships on iOS & Android" PRWeb 11:58 AM
  • "ZipWhip Builds A Robotic Flag To Add Fun To The Disheartening, Slow Rise Of The Average Start-Up" TechCrunch 11:24 AM
  • "This Free App Can Crack Apple's iBooks DRM" Cult of Mac 11:06 AM
  • "Cult Of Mac Is Going To Mobile World Congress 2012! Here's What To Expect [Preview] Cult of Mac 10:29 AM
  • "Readability for iOS to arrive on March 1st" iPodNN 10:25 AM
  • "BeatBlaster app turns your iPad into a jaw-dropping Hi-Fi sound system" 9 to 5 Mac 8:54 AM
  • "EA Pulls Battlefield 3: Aftershock from App Store" 148Apps 8:54 AM
  • "OnLive Desktop Plus out now, $4.99 a month for extra software and features" TUAW 8:50 AM
  • "WeeToolbox For iPhone Lets You Tweet, Access Camera, Flashlight, Make Phone Calls And More Directly From iOS 5 Notification Center" Redmond Pie 8:50 AM
  • "This iPhone case opens your beers and tracks your alcohol consumption" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Bluetooth Video-Conferencing Dock for iPad 2" USBfever 8:39 AM
  • "DreamZApps releases PikiShooter & PikiShooter HD: 1.0 for iOS" prMac 9:53 AM
  • "Play retro-style text adventures on your iOS devices with Narratavius" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Fruit Bowls Around The World Are Fighting Back In Fruit Rumble for iOS" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Remember When Virtual Pets Were All The Rage?" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "New myGuardianAngel App - Never Face Trouble Alone Again" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Navy Psalm Daily Quotes ESV 1.0 for iOS: Faith Quotes, Photos Honor Navy" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Give A New Life To Your iPhone Photo Library" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Stamp Art Fever Updated With New March Themed Collections" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Man Flu app released" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "TapPoll app can help educators in classroom, students at home" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Quake Escape - a Mayan Calendar Phenomenon gaming app, launches on iTune" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Onepoint Releases Multi-Project Dashboard for Apple's iPad" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "New HTML 5 Tutorial Offers Guide to iOS-Friendly Web Design" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Keep your Gas Budget under control with Gas Logs 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Jobs and Career App Helps you Plan a Career Change or Find a New Job" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Dragons Rage 2 Delivers New Gameplay and Features" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Daily Lama - Your Motivational buddy disguised as an iPhone app" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "CulinartMedia releases Quick & Healthy iPad app" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Britton Mobile Development Releases Portfolio for iPad 2.0" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Applaud Releases iPhone Puzzle Game - Bugly" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "A Clockwork Brain Brings Steampunk Brain Puzzles to iOS" prMac 8:14 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell president expects IT spending to gather pace" MarketWatch 9:47 AM
  • "Dell Gets Serious About Backup & Recovery For SMBs" ZDNet 11:40 AM
  • "Dell buys AppAssure for software backup: It's the first software acquisition by Dell since the appointment of software chief John Swainson" IDG News Service 10:47 AM
  • "Dell Buys AppAssure" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 ultrabook to ship in US next week: But European users shouldn't have to wait long" Techworld 11:20 AM
  • "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 11:55 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard: Time to rebuild" Financial Times [Free Registration Required] 10:42 AM
  • "HP's Facebook Challenge" [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "HP caught with SIX Windows 8 PC packages up its sleeve: Windows 8 is being re-packaged into six versions in a move that looks like it might kill off four editions of the desktop client currently sold." The Register 11:26 AM
  • "Windows 8 SKUs mentioned on" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "HP IT training scheme aims to produce business-ready students: HP is launching an education programme aimed at teaching IT skills to 20,000 UK students." V3 11:35 AM
  • "Spamvertised 'Scan from a HP OfficeJet' emails lead to exploits and malware" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "IBM Migration Factory Brings Competitors' Customers to Big Blue: IBM announced enhancements to its Migration Factory program that helps customers on competing platforms migrate to IBM systems. IBM says it had 2,400 competitive displacements in 2011." eWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Nokia Biggest Windows Phone Vendor in Q4, Strategy Analytics Says" IDG News Service 11:02 AM
  • "Nokia becomes top Windows Phone vendor" TG Daily 11:24 AM
  • "Nokia Top Windows Phone 7 Vendor, But There's Still Plenty Of Catching Up To Do" TechCrunch 11:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 15 apps to include 'touch mode'" ZDNet 11:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 8, Server 8 Near Beta Test: Microsoft's OS and server OS at the core of its mobile and cloud-era architecture approach a big milestone, along with Visual Studio 11." InformationWeek 12:03 PM
  • "How Microsoft is killing off the Zune and Windows Live brands in Windows 8" The Verge 11:08 AM
  • "Will the death of two MS brands accompany Windows 8 birth?" Morningstar 9:21 PM
  • "Microsoft To Replace 'Live' Branding With 'Microsoft Account' In Windows 8" TechCrunch 9:26 PM
  • "Oracle talks up Taleo" ZDNet 11:40 AM
  • "Oracle: 'US Navy tricked by illegal Solaris touts'/Oracle has launched legal action against channel firms in the US, accusing them of a 'gray market conspiracy' to nick its software and flog Sun Solaris OS support." Channel Register 11:26 AM
  • "Intel quietly strikes 22nm deals with niche chipmakers" ZDNet UK 11:45 AM
  • "Intel to launch new-generation server platforms" DigiTimes 10:30 AM
  • "Intel becomes a LibreOffice distributor" ZDNet UK 11:45 AM
  • "Cisco Agrees to Buy Lightwire for $271 Million to Gain Optical Technology" Bloomberg 9:51 AM
  • "Cisco Back In The Hunt: To Buy Lightwire For $271 Million" Forbes 9:51 AM
  • "Cisco To Buy Optical Transceivers Developer Lightwire For $271M" [Paid Membership Required] 9:51 AM
  • "No Optical Illusion: Cisco M&A Continues With Lightwire Buy" CRN 10:24 AM
  • "Cisco's Chambers: We Took A Pass On Skype" CRN 10:24 AM
  • "Network operators get serious about Wi-Fi: New technologies, standards tame 802.11 links" Network World 11:04 AM
  • "Big mobile show kicking off in Barcelona" USA Today 11:32 AM
  • "What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2012: Operators, handset makers and Internet players on convergence course" MarketWatch 9:47 AM
  • "What to Expect at Mobile World Congress 2012: MWC starts Sunday, bringing plenty of juicy mobile news including scores of new phones and tablets. Here's what could come out of this year's show." PC Magazine 11:00 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple at $500: Is It Time to Double Down—or Walk Away?" [Paid Membership Required] 5:33 PM
  • "Funds' love of Apple pays, but many managers lag" Reuters 3:15 PM
  • "Apple: Right Stock Wrong Emotions" Forbes 10:07 AM
  • "Apple Investors Vent on Dividends, but What's Next?" TheStreet 11:57 AM
  • "Apple: A Sector Unto Itself, Says JP Morgan"  Barron's 9:42 AM
  • "Video: Cash rules at Apple" [Video Report] Reuters 9:28 AM
  • "A three year view of Apple's fourth quarter" asymco 8:53 AM
  • "Apple draws bullish comment at J.P. Morgan" MarketWatch 8:11 AM
  • "5 Reasons Why J.P. Morgan Still Likes Apple" TheStreet 11:57 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks ride economic data to weekly gains: S&P 500 closes at highest since June 2008; oil tops $109 a barrel" MarketWatch 4:20 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises to Highest Level Since 2008" Bloomberg 10:15 AM
  • "Dow Misses 13,000 Amid Weak Volume" TheStreet 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks end mixed near 2008 highs" CNNMoney 4:21 PM
  • "S&P Posts Best Close Since June 2008" CNBC 4:21 PM
  • "S&P 500 Caps Week at Highest Level Since 2008" FOXBusiness 4:22 PM
  • "S&P Notches Highest Close Since June 2008: The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index squeaked out its highest close since 2008, as most stocks traded higher after better-than-expected Reports on home sales and consumer sentiment." [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "Stocks: Eyes on the economy" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "U.K. stocks fall; Lloyds slips on earnings: Losses widen at Lloyds Banking Group PLC, stock drops" MarketWatch 11:56 AM
  • "Asian Markets Mostly Higher: Recent strength limiting sharper gains, Asian stock markets ended modestly higher after a choppy session on Friday, with some energy shares getting a boost from a continued rise in oil prices." [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets edge higher in choppy session" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise: Most European stock markets ended higher, led by banks and oil firms, as upbeat earnings boosted investor optimism and U.S. consumer-sentiment and housing data surprised on the upside." [Paid Membership Required] 11:51 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks gain, key off U.S. data, earnings/Frankfurt and Paris move higher at week's end as London lags" MarketWatch 11:51 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:59 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:59 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:21 PM
  • "Tech Spending Is Up: Skip Dell, HPQ, Buy These Stocks Instead" Forbes 11:58 AM

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