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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, February 26, 2012


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Thursday Highlights: Peter Wells from the Sydney Morning Herald sat down with Tim Cook for a brief interview, of note is Cook's insistence that there is no user desire to merge iOS and macOS; Jonny Evans points to the International Monetary Fund's latest data which weighs iPhone as critical to global tech cycle; TSMC, chip partner to Apple, Nvidia, provides weak guidance citing "'softening' high-end smartphone demand", news gives Apple investors the jitters; 9to5Mac notes jump in iOS 12, macOS 10.14 testing as WWDC nears; Google removes fake ad block extensions from Chrome Store; in our OS X section you will find Macworld's macOS Anti-virus software reviews including offerings from Intego, Norton among others; new rumor from Ming-Chi Kuo that we'll see two new 6.1" iPhones this year starting at only $550; Michael Gartenberg compares Apple's new iPad and Google's Chromebook from an education perspective.

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  • "iPhone sine qua non" asymco 2:41 PM
  • "When Will Apple Hit $1,000 a Share? Hough: It's already America's largest company by market value, but there are several reasons to believe that Apple can grow much bigger." [Paid Membership Required] 9:15 PM
  • "Apple Riding High, but for How Long?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Apple as the new GM or IBM" Fortune 7:35 AM
  • "Apple media event whispers: iPad 3 shipments already en route to U.S., possible pre-orders, two new products?" 9 to 5 Mac 7:25 AM
  • "Apple's Foxconn transparency - A brilliant or bad PR move? Has this new PR openness hurt or helped Apple's overall image with its customers?" Computerworld UK 7:26 AM
  • "Reviewing Apple Price Changes After Product Release" Seeking Alpha 7:49 AM
  • "Mountain Lion threatens Facebook and Microsoft" GigaOM 11:40 AM
  • "Apple working on enhanced A5 chip (A5X) AND completely new chip (A6)" 9 to 5 Mac 6:30 PM
  • "Why Apple chose Twitter over Facebook" iMore 7:14 PM
  • "IPhone's Crutch of Subsidies" [Paid Membership Required] 9:05 PM
  • "Trojan virus tricks Apple Mac users to steal passwords" Telegraph 7:26 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 2/24
  • "New Mac OS X trojan spotted in the wild" ZDNet 2/24
  • "Flashback.G Trojan Hits the Mac, Exploits Old Java Vulnerabilities" MacTrast 2/24
  • "Flashback Mac Trojan aims to steal users' online banking details" V3 2/24
  • "iTunes Store features new Mastered for iTunes section" AppleTell 2/24
  • "Aspyr works to fix Civilization V upgrade issue" PC Advisor 2/25
  • "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 2/24
  • "Fix HandBrake DVD ripping if you've installed VLC 2.0" Macworld 2/24
  • "OS X Lion: iMac may not automatically reconnect to Wi-Fi network after waking from sleep" Apple Support 2/24
  • "Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: a Preview of how Apple plans to revamp the toolbar" AppleInsider 2/24
  • "Scrawl lets you store text notes and sync them between your Macs" Macworld 2/24
  • "Review: Skip Tunes – Control iTunes From Your Mac's Menu Bar" MacTrast 2/24
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Work with iTunes libraries" Macworld 2/24
  • "How to enable iCal's debug menu" TUAW 2/24
  • "Clean Up Your Mac The Windows Way" PixoBebo 2/24
  • "How To Customize Your Mac's Folders With A Click" McSolo 2/24
  • "Who's Tracking You? How To Manage The Browser Cookies On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 2/24
  • "How To Track 100 Web Sites With A Click On Your Mac" Mac 360 2/24
  • "The Perfect Mac Utility For The Paranoid Geek Wannabe Newbie" NoodleMac 2/24
  • "2 Mac Apps You Can Use And A Single Trick That Does The Same Thing" Mac 360 2/24
  • "IR_Black Theme Add Colors Easily to the Terminal in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 2/24
  • "On the Macintosh File System" 512 Pixels 7:25 AM
  • "Thoughts on Messages, FaceTime and an open standard" TUAW 2/25
  • "Snow Leopard Experiences: Changing languages" MacInTouch 2/25
  • "How to Get Mountain Lion on Unsupported Macs, Messages Beta Available for OS X Lion, and More" Low End Mac 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "Mountain Lion notes cover the Mac Pro 64-bit hardware/firmware compatibility issue and offer a link to details about Gatekeeper." MacInTouch 2/24
  • "Mountain Lion Obsoletes the MacBook I Just Bought" Low End Mac 2/24
  • "What Game Center For Mac Means To You" App Advice 2/24
Press Releases
  • "Typinator 5 converts currencies and other units as you type" IT.Enquirer 8:04 AM
  • "SoftRAID LLC announces SoftRAID version 4.3 for Mac OS X - Ready for Mountain Lion!" SoftRAID 2/24
  • "Final Effects Complete 6 AVX Released for Avid Media Composer 6" prMac 2/24
  • "Maintain releases Cocktail 5.1.3 (Lion Edition)" prMac 2/24
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone User Takes AT&T To Court For Throttling And Wins $850" Social Barrel 7:39 AM
  • "New from Apple! The iStove!" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:34 AM
  • "iPhone users accounted for 45% of all new Sprint subscribers last quarter" Edible Apple 2/25
  • "Week in Apple: mastering music for iTunes, Mountain Lion on old Macs, and more" Ars Technica 2/25
  • "Weekly Wrap: Apple's busy week, Mountain Lion wishes, and more" Macworld 2/25
  • "Apple's FairPlay DRM for iBooks cracked by Requiem app" The Verge 2/25
  • "Fake iPhone sales are becoming a common site on the streets of New York" iMore 2/25
  • "Mac Fonts Originally Named For Main Line Towns: The typography designers named the fonts after stops on the Paoli Local commuter train line." Malvern, PA Patch 2/25
  • "Throttled iPhone user takes AT&T to court, wins $850" CNET News 2/24
  • "InMobi Mobile Insights Report January 2012: iOS regains market lead from Android with 35% impressions share in North America" InMobi 2/24
  • "InMobi: iOS regains lead over Android with 35% share in North American mobile ad impressions"  The Next Web 2/24
  • "iOS Served 35% of N.A. Mobile Ads in January, Regains Lead From Android" iClarified 2/24
  • "Apple Maintains Top Mobile PC Share Position for Q411 and Full Year – Now #5 Laptop Maker" MacPrices 2/24
  • "Android, iPhone users get new privacy protection" Reuters 2/24
  • "Foxconn Denies Employing Underage Workers" PC Magazine 2/24
  • "Apple Reportedly Buys App Search Platform Chomp" Forbes 2/24
  • "iPhone-branded stove seized in China" UberGizmo 2/24
  • "Dumb Buyer Beware: Chinese State Police Seize Hundreds Of Fake Apple iPhone... Gas Stoves" TechCrunch 2/24
  • "An iPhone That's Cheaper, and Fake" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/24
  • "No iPhone leads 700,000 customers to flee T-Mobile" CNNMoney 2/24
  • "14 Important Arcade Games Not Available for iPhone or iPad" [Slideshow] Techland 2/24
  • "Steve Jobs' Birthday: 10 Funny, Inspirational Quotes in Honor of Legendary Apple Innovator's 57th Birthday" International Business Times 2/24
  • "Today is the 57th anniversary of Steve Jobs' birth" MacDailyNews 2/24
  • "Happy Birthday, Steve Jobs! The Whole World Misses You." Cult of Mac 2/24
  • "Fans commemorate 57th birthday of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs" AppleInsider 2/24
Non-Apple News
  • "Telcos squeezed as consumers go mad for mobile Web" Reuters 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "Imation relaunches Windows on USB stick system" Techworld 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "Netflix: No plan to support BlackBerry, PlayBook" Reuters 2/24
  • "Google working on its own 7-inch tablet" TG Daily 2/24
  • "Google integrates Google+ and Google Voice" TG Daily 2/24
  • "Google Adds Concert Listings to Search Results" PC Magazine 2/24
  • "Acer Liquid Glow With Ice Cream Sandwich, NFC Expected at MWC" PC Magazine 2/24
  • "Quad-core smartphones and tablets will soon get LTE: Nvidia promises faster browsing, application downloads and improved gaming" IDG News Service 2/24
  • "Jargon-busting mobile industry's buzzwords" CNN 2/24
  • "Plug-in offers Web privacy: Hub co. ahead of prez" Boston Herald 2/24
  • "Dropbox heats up cloud battle with photo upload feature" Reuters 2/24
  • "Mobiles becoming smarter, batteries not" MarketWatch 2/24
  • "Phones Become Smarter, Batteries Lag, But Changes Are Afoot" [Paid Membership Required] 2/24
  • "A $100 solar-powered tablet is coming soon" CNNMoney 2/24
  • "Microsoft Invents New Kinect Feature Called the 'Seekbar" Patently Apple 2/24
  • "Google Invents an Original Search Gesture for Future Devices" Patently Apple 2/24
  • "Researchers Create Fabric That Converts Body Heat Into Electricity [Video] Mashable 2/24
  • "Phones Become Smarter, Batteries Lag, But Changes Are Afoot" [Paid Membership Required] 2/24
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 40 - Day One Purch'" Touch Arcade 2/24
  • "iPhone & iPad Live 281: iFactories, iPad 3, Screens, Fitness apps and gear" iMore 2/24
  • "Engadget Podcast 282 - 02.24.2012" Engadget 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "The CultCast Is Cult Of Mac's New Podcast, Download Episode One Right Now On iTunes" Cult of Mac 2/24
  • "Apple rumored to be secretly shipping 'iPad 3' as Best Buy cuts iPad 2 by $50" AppleInsider 7:13 PM
  • "Apple seen working on both A5X and A6 chips" Electronista 6:49 PM
  • "Apple TV 3 rumored to be readying for March launch" iMore 7:41 AM
  • "Rumor: Smaller Dock Connector For iPhone, iPod And iPad" Apple Bitch 2/25
  • "Is Apple preparing to revamp the iPad 3/iPhone 5 dock connector?" ZDNet 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "Apple eyes the axe for traditional dock connector" SlashGear 2/24
  • "Rumor: Apple's iOS dock ports headed for a diet" CNET News 2/24
  • "Apple Now Selling Brazilian-Made iPhone 4, But Pricing Remains High" MacRumors 2/24
  • "iPad 3 Display: A Possible Peek" PCWorld 2/24
  • "Apple releases updated EFI firmware for 2011 Macs" ZDNet 2/24
  • "Apple releases EFI Firmware Updates for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac mini" MacDailyNews 2/24
  • "MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini EFI updates boost net boot" FairerPlatform 2/24
  • "Ivy Bridge Delay Could Postpone New MacBooks, Apple Rumored to Be Working on ARM Laptop, and More" Low End Mac 2/24
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 2/25
  • "Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization For Mac Is $4.99 Right Now (Previously $24.99)" Apple Sliced 2/25
  • "Burning Bridges For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/25
  • "Fly With Me For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/24
  • "Victory March HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/24
  • "Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99), iPhone Version Also Free" Apple Sliced 2/24
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 2/24
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/24
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/24

  • "$150 Bluetooth speaker showdown: Jawbone Jambox vs. Logitech Wireless Boombox" 9 to 5 Mac 7:16 AM
  • "Performance Comparison: 2011 Mac mini Server Quad Core vs Mac mini Dual Core" MacReviewZone 2/25
  • "Walking the walk — the great Post-PC experiment" ZDNet 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "Plantronics Backbeat 903+ review: Despite the low price these are still a decent set of headphones" Macworld UK 2/24
  • "Philips SHB9100 review: The bass is nicely balanced and the higher frequencies have a nice zing" Macworld UK 2/24
  • "Jaybird Freedom review: These lightweight headphones are perfect for the gym" Macworld UK 2/24
  • "Hampton Flip Is Sexy, Sleek IPhone Flip Case" MacNews 2/24
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Best iPhone apps and accessories for running and jogging" iMore 2/25
  • "The Trials And Tribulations Of Running Windows And Office On Your iPad" TeraTalks 2/24
  • "Record, Annotate and be More Productive with Audiolio – iPad App Review" PadGadget 2/24
  • "Denso Is Like Flipboard For Video [Review] Cult of Mac 2/24
  • "Review, Annotate, Collaborate With GoodReader For iPad" BYTE 2/24
  • "Percolator Review: This fun app creates unique photo mosaics" Macworld 2/24
  • "Create beautiful timeline covers with Cover Photo Maker for Facebook Pro+ for iPhone and iPad" iMore 2/24
  • "Do more than add photo effects on iOS" Download 2/24
  • "Computing with Bifocals: Three Cool Apps I Took from Macworld | iWorld" The Mac Observer 2/24
  • "Review: Snap2PDF – Scan Documents and Share Searchable PDFs" Best App Site 2/24
  • "If These Zombies Keep Invading, Someone Is Just Going To Have To Blow Everything To Smithereens" App Advice 2/24
  • "The best Dr. Seuss books and apps" Techlicious 2/24
  • "'Brave Beak' Review – I've Been Flying All Day and Boy, Is My Tapping Finger Tired" Touch Arcade 2/24
  • "Puzzle Family VS Review: Keep the crazy art of the original Puzzle Family but take away everything that made it fun." 148Apps 2/24
  • "Lume Review: A gorgeous to look at, cute and charming adventure game, yet far too short." 148Apps 2/24
  • "Printing and the iPad: An exercise in frustration/Own a computer? Ready, set, print. No computer? You may be out of luck." Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 10:03 AM
  • "How To take amazing macro photos with your iPhone" TiPb 2/25
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Will the iPad 3 double its memory options?" TUAW 2/24
  • "Mac Address Book synchronization with Android device - iCloud problem" Mac OS X Hints 2/24
  • "iOS Tip: Taking Screenshots" MacTrast 2/24
  • "MacMost Now 675: Email and Forum Etiquette" MacMost 2/24
  • "The Apple Monopoly" TNL 9:33 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 9:28 PM
  • "iPad 3: Who Will Buy One, and Why? [INFOGRAPHIC] Mashable 2:40 PM
  • "Editorial: Finding The Best Apps For Your iPad, iPhone And iPod Touch" AppleBitch 9:54 AM
  • "JP Morgan: Apple is a sector unto itself" TUAW 2/25
  • "Apple and those LOL numbers"  Fortune 2/25
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Occam's electric razor"  Macworld 2/25
  • "Time for low-cost educational iPad is now" iPad.Blorge 2/25
  • "Why iTunes Match is a big step for content ownership" TechRadar UK 2/25
  • "Steve Jobs' 10 Greatest Apple moments" T3 2/25
  • "Why did Apple close Friday at record high $522.41 a share ..." Fortune 2/25
  • "Analysis: Apple Will Be Worth $3 Trillion By 2022" i2Mag 2/25
  • "Will Apple dump the iPhone's aging 30-pin connector?" GigaOM 2/24
  • "Has Apple's iBooks Fair Play DRM been cracked?" CNET Reviews 2/24
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Google's Browser Snooping & Tim Cook's Shareholder Party" The Mac Observer 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "Dr. Says Apple's FaceTime Encourages Facelifts (Video)" Forbes 2/24
  • "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] 2/24
  • "Apple Distributing The Fruits Of Legend: The size of Steve Jobs' legend hit me with full force last night." Seeking Alpha 2/24
  • "Particle Debris: Apple Could Accidentally Disrupt the Entire TV Industry" The Mac Observer 2/24
  • "Apple Had To Pull This Video-Sharing App For Having Too Much Porn" Business Insider 2/24
  • "Who wins if Android and iPhone lose the smartphone wars?" BetaNews 2/24
  • "AdWeek: All 84 Apple iPhone TV Spots" CPGBuzz 2/24
  • "Apple and HDCP: A DRM success story" Mac.Blorge 2/24
  • "Top 10 features Apple should bring to the iPad 3" V3 2/24
  • "Is Apple slipping? The details Steve would never have missed"  Electricpig 2/24
  • "Mike Daisey: David Pogue's Defense Of Apple And Foxconn's Workplace Standards Is Ridiculous" Business Insider 2/24
  • "Can one man change Apple? Mike Daisey's one-man show has galvanized public opinion against the electronic giant's labor practices" Salon 2/24
  • "iPhone 5 Concept: We Wish Apple Would Make It Like This (Picture)" The Huffington Post 2/24
  • "Apple looks to improve app search and discovery with Chomp acquisition" Ars Technica 2/24
  • "The iEconomy: How Much Do Foxconn Workers Make?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/24
  • "The Macalope Daily: Easy answers" Macworld [Insider Content] 2/24
  • "Why Apple's China Woes Are Major" [Video Report]  TheStreet 2/24
  • "Apple's cash creates dangerous temptation: Firms with too much cash can easily lose their way" MarketWatch 2/24
  • "Die Hölle? Apple switches off MobileMe & iCloud e-mail push in Germany" VentureBeat 2/24
  • "Remember The View-Master? Imagine If Apple Made It [Images] Redmond Pie 2/24
  • "Tim Cook says Apple's working on new products that 'will blow our minds'" iDownload Blog 2/24
  • "Apple Halts iCloud Push Email in Germany due to Motorola Lawsuit" Mashable 2/24
  • "This Is Not the iPhone 5" Gizmodo 2/24
  • "Report: iPhone 'Micro Dock' to Make Your Old Apple Cables Worthless" Techland 2/24
  • "Is Apple preparing to ditch the dock connector as we know it?" The Verge 2/24
  • "Amazon, Apple And The Case Of Converging Tablets" Forbes 2/24
  • "ViewSonic announces the 'ViewPhone 4s'" The Loop 6:24 PM
  • "What is Post-PC? I'm thinking mobile OS vs. desktop OS" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Is linking just polite, or is it a core value of journalism?" GigaOM 2/25
  • "Apple's Siri has a new British rival – meet Evi: Cambridge firm True Knowledge outsmarts tech giant with phone assistant that copes with variety of UK accents" The Guardian 2/25
  • "Android Market vs. App Store Prices: Why Android Users Pay Double [Study] Search Engine Watch 2/25
  • "UltraViolet passes million download mark: Hollywood's movies-in-the-cloud service sprockets up" Register Hardware 2/24
  • "Data throttling just a ploy, study finds" TG Daily 2/24
  • "Gaming damages kids' attention span" TG Daily 2/24
  • "Samsung Toiling Away On Bezel-less Galaxy B Smartphone?" TechCrunch 2/24
  • "Bad News for Blackberry: Netflix Not Interested" PCWorld 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "7 ways SMBs can make cloud storage and backup safer" ZDNet 2/24
  • "Cloud computing in 2012: An InfoWorld special report" InfoWorld 2/24
  • "The top 13 security myths: Security experts hammer on security ideas they say are both widely believed and false" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "Continental Divide: The Forces Shaping Broadband in Western and Eastern Europe" E-Commerce Times 2/24
  • "Global HDD capacity expected to be restored to 80% in 1Q12" DigiTimes 2/24
  • "How Mobile, BYOD and younger workers are reinventing IT: Changes are coming to IT, so you'd better be ready" Computerworld 2/24
  • "White House's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights is misleading, doesn't solve the real problem" ZDNet 2/24
  • "Why Google and Others Are On Board with Obama's Privacy Bill of Rights" Techland 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "An Exclusive Look Inside Nokia's Smartphone Torture Chamber" AllThingsD 2/24
  • "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 2/24
  • "4 ways to stave off the cell phone apocalypse" CNNMoney 2/24
  • "PlayBook 2.0: Is This the Best RIM Can Do?" Tech.pinions 2/24
  • "Is The Future Of Cloud-Based Systems Cloudy Or Bright?" MacNews 2/24
  • "An Internet hipster has needs." Joy of Tech [cartoon] 2/24
  • "The Worst Siri Ad Just Got Way More Accurate" Gizmodo 2/24
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple airs incredible new TV ad all about iCloud" 9 to 5 Mac 9:16 PM
  • "Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 Accidentally Launched, Officially Coming Monday" MacRumors 7:35 AM
  • "Adobe briefly posts Photoshop Touch for iPad" Electronista 7:24 AM
  • "Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad briefly available in app store before being pulled" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Adobe Photoshop Touch hits iPad 2 for US$9.99" 9 to 5 Mac 2/25
  • "NuForce Air DAC wireless audio streamer on sale: $199 for iDevices, $179 for everything else" Engadget 2/25
  • "When's the Bus Due In? An App Can Tell You" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/25
  • "iPhone compatible Nike+ Basketball and Training shoes coming in June" 2/25
  • "Roku iOS app gets updated with additional controls" The Verge 2/25
  • "Griffin's iPad StudioConnect Connects All Your Instruments In One Place" PadGadget 2/24
  • "Sparrow Mail for iPhone Coming Very Soon" iSource 2/24
  • "Ryan Petrich teases us with CydiaBulletin for iPad" iDownload Blog 2/24
  • "Tweeticide For iPhone And iPad Allows You To Delete All Your Tweets Right From Your iOS Device" Redmond Pie 2/24
  • "Hide Photos, Videos And Documents On iOS" iClarified 2/24
  • "Sony's Troubles to Worsen with Apple's iTV; Special Technology Report by Profit Confidential" PRWeb 2/24
  • "Catholics Now Have a Great Reason to bring their Smartphones and Tablets to Church" PRWeb 2/24
  • "Ndili Technologies Releases First-of-its-Kind App Framework for iDevices" PRWeb 2/24
  • "Play Along with the 2012 Vikersund Ski Flying Championships on iOS & Android" PRWeb 2/24
  • "ZipWhip Builds A Robotic Flag To Add Fun To The Disheartening, Slow Rise Of The Average Start-Up" TechCrunch 2/24
  • "This Free App Can Crack Apple's iBooks DRM" Cult of Mac 2/24
  • "Cult Of Mac Is Going To Mobile World Congress 2012! Here's What To Expect [Preview] Cult of Mac 2/24
  • "Readability for iOS to arrive on March 1st" iPodNN 2/24
  • "BeatBlaster app turns your iPad into a jaw-dropping Hi-Fi sound system" 9 to 5 Mac 2/24
  • "EA Pulls Battlefield 3: Aftershock from App Store" 148Apps 2/24
  • "OnLive Desktop Plus out now, $4.99 a month for extra software and features" TUAW 2/24
  • "WeeToolbox For iPhone Lets You Tweet, Access Camera, Flashlight, Make Phone Calls And More Directly From iOS 5 Notification Center" Redmond Pie 2/24
  • "This iPhone case opens your beers and tracks your alcohol consumption" iDownload Blog 2/24
  • "Bluetooth Video-Conferencing Dock for iPad 2" USBfever 2/24
  • "DreamZApps releases PikiShooter & PikiShooter HD: 1.0 for iOS" prMac 2/24
  • "Play retro-style text adventures on your iOS devices with Narratavius" prMac 2/24
  • "Fruit Bowls Around The World Are Fighting Back In Fruit Rumble for iOS" prMac 2/24
  • "Remember When Virtual Pets Were All The Rage?" prMac 2/24
  • "New myGuardianAngel App - Never Face Trouble Alone Again" prMac 2/24
  • "Navy Psalm Daily Quotes ESV 1.0 for iOS: Faith Quotes, Photos Honor Navy" prMac 2/24
  • "Give A New Life To Your iPhone Photo Library" prMac 2/24
  • "Stamp Art Fever Updated With New March Themed Collections" prMac 2/24
  • "Man Flu app released" prMac 2/24
  • "TapPoll app can help educators in classroom, students at home" prMac 2/24
  • "Quake Escape - a Mayan Calendar Phenomenon gaming app, launches on iTune" prMac 2/24
  • "Onepoint Releases Multi-Project Dashboard for Apple's iPad" prMac 2/24
  • "New HTML 5 Tutorial Offers Guide to iOS-Friendly Web Design" prMac 2/24
  • "Keep your Gas Budget under control with Gas Logs 1.0 for iOS" prMac 2/24
  • "Jobs and Career App Helps you Plan a Career Change or Find a New Job" prMac 2/24
  • "Dragons Rage 2 Delivers New Gameplay and Features" prMac 2/24
  • "Daily Lama - Your Motivational buddy disguised as an iPhone app" prMac 2/24
  • "CulinartMedia releases Quick & Healthy iPad app" prMac 2/24
  • "Britton Mobile Development Releases Portfolio for iPad 2.0" prMac 2/24
  • "Applaud Releases iPhone Puzzle Game - Bugly" prMac 2/24
  • "A Clockwork Brain Brings Steampunk Brain Puzzles to iOS" prMac 2/24
Computer Industry
  • "Lava to launch Intel-powered Android phone in India" Electronista 7:24 AM
  • "Intel and Lava to launch Medfield-based Android phone in India this spring?" The Verge 7:32 AM
  • "Intel's Atom chip debuts in Orange smartphone" GigaOM 7:11 PM
  • "Intel, Orange unveil Atom-based Santa Clara smartphone" Electronista 7:11 PM
  • "Orange announces first Intel-powered Android phone for Europe, codenamed Santa Clara" Engadget 6:49 PM
  • "Review: Intel RTS2011LC" PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "HP working on Windows 8 tablets using Intel, ARM chips: Sources" CNET News 7:33 AM
  • "Covered Call With Protection For Hewlett-Packard" Seeking Alpha 7:51 AM
  • "HP's Whitman Warns of a Long, Tough Turnaround Path" Barron's 7:51 AM
  • "Will investors wait for HP turnaround? CEO acknowledges that the company needs to fix its internal operations." Associated Press 7:52 AM
  • "Nokia, Microsoft to expand battle vs. Android and iPhone" GeekWire 10:40 AM
  • "Microsoft's Office 15 Coming With Touch Mode: Report" eWeek 10:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Never Stopped Innovating: Still A Good Value Stock" Seeking Alpha 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Likely to Limit Windows 8 Edition Selections" PCWorld 2:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Says Goodbye To Live Branding In Windows 8" Windows 8 News 7:55 AM
  • "IBM Takes Big Step in Making Things Tiny: For the first time, it creates molecular images that can minimize circuitry to the nanometer scale." CFO World 9:15 PM
  • "Analyst: Microsoft won't copy Apple's online-only sales for Windows 8/But may trim upgrade edition count by dropping Ultimate from retail" ITworld 2/25
  • "Potential Windows 8 SKUs discovered in HP documents, have since been pulled" The Verge 2/25
  • "Nokia Windows Phone Market Share Lackluster, Symbian OS Flunks" Social Barrel 2/25
  • "Microsoft Photosynth for Windows Phone being tested" UberGizmo 2/25
  • "Microsoft Files Complaint on EC Approval of Google-Motorola Mobility Buyout" Social Barrel 2/25
  • "HP Reportedly planning Windows 8 tablets using Intel and Qualcomm processors" The Verge 2/25
  • "Rumor: Windows 8 x86 and ARM tablets coming from HP" Neowin 2/25
  • "Whitman: HP's Windows 8 Tablet Slated for 2012" Gizmodo 2/25
  • "AMD was interested in acquiring NVidIA before ATI?" UberGizmo 2/25
  • "AMD said to be proViding GPU for the PlayStation 4" VR-Zone 2/25
  • "AMD Radeon HD 78x0 To Be Launched At CEBIT" CPU World 2/25
  • "AMD Will Push 'Piledriver' Beyond 4GHz Using Resonant Clock Mesh Technology" HotHardware 2/25
  • "Cisco buys optical company for $271 million" ITworld 2/25
  • "Cisco Q4 Ethernet switch revenue up, HP's down" ITworld 2/25
  • "Buffett Explains Key Math in IBM, Wells Fargo Investments" TheStreet 2/25
  • "Five mobile technologies that didn't change the world: Last year we all got excited about mobile-computing products that failed to deliver" ARN 2/25
  • "NVidIA gets big names to embrace DirectTouch tech in Tegra 3 devices (Video)" Engadget 2/25
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] 2/24
  • "Funds' love of Apple pays, but many managers lag" Reuters 2/24
  • "Apple: Right Stock Wrong Emotions" Forbes 2/24
  • "Apple Investors Vent on Dividends, but What's Next?" TheStreet 2/24
  • "Apple: A Sector Unto Itself, Says JP Morgan"  Barron's 2/24
  • "Video: Cash rules at Apple" [Video Report] Reuters 2/24
  • "A three year view of Apple's fourth quarter" asymco 2/24
  • "Apple draws bullish comment at J.P. Morgan" MarketWatch 2/24
  • "5 Reasons Why J.P. Morgan Still Likes Apple" TheStreet 2/24
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 2/24
  • "S&P 500 Rises to Highest Level Since 2008" Bloomberg 2/24
  • "Dow Misses 13,000 Amid Weak Volume" TheStreet 2/24
  • "Stocks end mixed near 2008 highs" CNNMoney 2/24
  • "S&P Posts Best Close Since June 2008" CNBC 2/24
  • "S&P 500 Caps Week at Highest Level Since 2008" FOXBusiness 2/24
  • "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] 2/24
  • "Stocks: Eyes on the economy" CNNMoney 2/24
  • "U.K. stocks fall; Lloyds slips on earnings: Losses widen at Lloyds Banking Group PLC, stock drops" MarketWatch 2/24
  • "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] 2/24
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets edge higher in choppy session" MarketWatch 2/24
  • "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] 2/24
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks gain, key off U.S. data, earnings/Frankfurt and Paris move higher at week's end as London lags" MarketWatch 2/24
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/24
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/24
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/24
  • "Tech Spending Is Up: Skip Dell, HPQ, Buy These Stocks Instead" Forbes 2/24

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