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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, March 3, 2012
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: It only took three hours for Apple to claim victory over the $1 billion antitrust iPod lawsuit as court found DRM in iTunes as fair, more in our Apple/Macintosh section today; but the legal wars continue, this time in Canada as court there orders Apple to provide records in iPhone probe, and in Tokyo is a "lawsuit against Apple over laptop charger pins"; Macworld offers steps you can take to protect against public WiFi snooping; working on creating your holiday slideshow in iPhoto? Macworld can help; AppleInsider explains ins-and-outs of iCloud Drive; Cult of Mac has a tutorial on reformatting your Mac sans recovery drive/disc; the reason Apple closed online store in Russia was over Ruble fluctuation; Florida's Orlando Magic NBA team partners with Chase to launch Apple Pay for in-arena buying starting Friday; IT.Enquirer reviews iPad Air 2; iMore on three months of iOS 8; BostInno has 10 tips to help you "use your iPhone like a real photographer".

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Claims it Creates 514,000 US Jobs" Forbes 10:38 AM
  • "Apple claims responsibility for Half A Million jobs in the U.S." Daily Mail (UK) 6:15 PM
  • "Apple expected to sell 100 millionth iPad this year" USA Today 10:41 AM
  • "Slide-to-unlock patent case thrown out of court" Crave @ CNET 8:18 AM
  • "Gravity Tank Seeks Protective Order against Apple & Samsung Subpoenas" Patently Apple 4:10 PM
  • "Apple and Foxconn will not feel happy for these 'iKill' Infographic Charts" M.I.C. Gadget 8:11 AM
  • "iPad 3 'to be same same price' as iPad 2" Crave @ CNET 8:18 AM
  • "Elgan: This year's mobile screens will stun and amaze/How phone and tablet makers will dazzle you with displays" ["Rumors and circumstantial evidence suggest that the upcoming iPad, which Apple is expected to announce on Wednesday, will have twice the screen resolution as the current iPad."] Computerworld 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft: Apple Makes Old iPhones 'Unusably Slow' On Purpose" Business Insider 8:12 AM
  • "Creating jobs through innovation. Throughout our history, Apple has created entirely new products — and entirely new industries — by focusing on innovation. As a result, we've created or supported more than 500,000 jobs for U.S. workers: from the engineer who helped invent the iPad to the delivery person who brings it to your door."  Apple 3/2
  • "Apple Claims Credit for 514,000 U.S. Jobs" AllThingsD 3/2
  • "Apple Touts Its US Job Creation: Apple Inc. released a study Friday saying that the ecosystem associated with its devices has created 514,000 U.S. jobs, in the wake of criticism about the company's manufacturing and supply chains." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/2
  • "Putting Apple Into Perspective: Apple—darling of retail investors and hedge funds alike —has been creating buzz in the market for years as it continues its meteoric rise as its market capitalization moved above the $500 billion mark in February." [Slideshow] CNBC 3/2
  • "Apple, Amid China Criticism, Boasts of U.S. Job Creation" TheStreet 3/2
  • "Mannheim court throws out third Samsung 3G lawsuit against Apple and one of two slide-to-unlock lawsuits against Samsung"  Foss Patents 3/2
  • "German Court Dismisses Samsung, Apple Patent Suits: A German court on Friday dismissed patent suits brought by Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. against each other, the latest twist in the battle for supremacy in the rapidly growing and highly lucrative smartphone arena." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/2
  • "German court dismisses 2 Apple-Samsung patent suits" Reuters 3/2
  • "Apple and Samsung patent cases dismissed: Apple and Samsung have both had patent lawsuits - taken out against each other - thrown out by a German court." BBC 3/2
  • "Apple wins an injunction against Motorola in German court" IDG News Service 3/2
  • "Finally! Judge tosses two Apple-Samsung patent cases" CNET News 3/2
  • "Apple wins Motorola injunction over gallery scrolling" ZDNet UK 3/2
  • "Politics on Apple's side as it faces trademark dispute in China: Apple's iPad could be banned in China if the company loses a high stakes appeal in Chinese court"  IDG News Service 3/2
  • "Now Apple opens fire on EPAD trademark in China: Apple has filed an official complaint over an application for the EPAD trademark by Guangzhou-based computer kit maker ebox." The Register 3/2
  • "Euro Company Sues Apple Over 3GPP Standards using 8 Nokia Patents" Patently Apple 3/2
  • "Confidence in Apple's Cash Management" Forbes 3/2
  • "Apple's tough talk backfires in negotiations for new streaming TV service" VentureBeat 3/2
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: War at the store/One generates lines around the block with every product launch. The other one wants to. A by-the-numbers comparison reveals their differences."  Fortune 3/2
OS X
News
  • "Apple goes on hiring spree for next-gen iCloud" Electronista 8:03 AM
  • "Try Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a Mac with VirtualBox" OS X Daily 6:17 PM
  • "Mac OS X posts record gain as Windows XP continues to slide" Computerworld 3/2
  • "Security Expert Warns of Risks in Google's Chrome OS and Apple's iCloud" Forbes 3/2
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "OS X Desktop backgrounds gray after waking from sleep" CNET Reviews 3/2
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshoot Messages Beta on a Mac" Macworld 3/2
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How To Get OS X Mountain Lion Style Notifications On OS X Lion" Redmond Pie 6:18 PM
  • "Image: How to create a vSphere lab on a Mac" Computerworld 7:42 PM
  • "10 Ways to Get OS X Mountain Lion Features on your Mac Right Now" OS X Daily 3/2
  • "How to add additional desktop spaces" Macworld 3/2
  • "Recover deleted photos with EaseUS Mac Photo Recovery Free" BetaNews 3/2
  • "What Is the Gapless Album Tag in iTunes For?" Kirkville 3/2
  • "6 Ways to Force Quit Mac Applications" OS X Daily 3/2
  • "Use Two Obscure Keyboard Shortcuts for Big Results [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 3/2
  • "The Tempting Witch My Mac Needs, But What's Wrong With Command-Tab?" TeraTalks 3/2
  • "How To Rename Files On Your Mac By The Hundreds Or Thousands" NoodleMac 3/2
  • "The Mac Error Code You Don't Want To See (and what it means)" BohemianBoomer 3/2
  • "Which Google Reader App Is The Most Fun To Use To Read RSS Feeds On A Mac?" Mac 360 3/2
  • "How To Bring Your Mac Into Your iPhone Or iPad With One Simple App" Mac 360 3/2
  • "How To Add More Options To Startup, Shutdown, And Sleep On Your Mac" McSolo 3/2
Op/Ed
  • "The Key to Gatekeeper" Rixstep 4:11 PM
  • "OS X @2X: Nicely illustrated post by David Barnard on retina display Macs" Daring Fireball 12:12 PM
  • "Opinion: Windows 8 vs. OS X Mountain Lion -- why Apple Suddenly Sucks"  Digital Trends 10:38 AM
  • "TFT' Still Not 'Effed" Rixstep 3/2
  • "Reading the tea leaves on app sandboxing in OS X" GigaOM 3/2
  • "Can You Hear the Difference Between Lossless and Lossy Audio?" Techland 3/2
  • "Dear Safari Team....: Safari used to be a great browser for my work at MacSurfer. Once upon a time I was able to have a page open, hop up to my bookmark bar, click on a folder, run the mouse over to the contents of that folder, hold down the Apple/Splat key and click 'Open In Tabs' and those bookmarks would open in new tabs without replacing the existing tab(s) I had open." Thoughts and Ramblings 3/2
  • "Lion discussion has some interesting notes about how DNS server choices can create performance problems via misinterpretation by download applications; plus notes on Bluetooth/Magic Mouse problems and some explanation about 'EXC_BAD_ACCESS' errors." MacInTouch 3/2
  • "Microsoft 9, Apple 1: Apple Wins!" MacSponge 3/2
  • "The 9 Flavors Of Windows 8 Show The Key Difference Between Microsoft And Apple" TechCrunch 3/2
  • "OS Showdown: Will 8 Be Great? Will Mountain Lion Roar?" MacNewsWorld 3/2
  • "We have a lot to thank Bill Atkinson for." Mac Floppy 3/2
Press Releases
  • "PLASMA – Proto Language Assembler for Apple" A2Central 9:11 PM
  • "Reflection For Mac 1.1: Password Support, Auto Full-Screen Mode ... (and More!)" RazorianFly 10:45 AM
  • "Swift Publisher 3 gets Lion friendly, gains new UI" FairerPlatform 10:35 AM
  • "Free Mac Tools That Make Writing Easier" Lifehacker 8:19 AM
  • "Shave Video, the Video editor for OS X, releases new major upgrade" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Maintain releases Cocktail 5.1.3 (Lion Edition)" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Verto Studio 3D now for OS X" Architosh 3/2
  • "SEIntelligence 2.5 Adds Support for Google Plus" prMac 3/2
  • "2012: Best LiveCode Dev Add-ons at 89% off for Mac, iOS, Win and Linux" prMac 3/2
  • "The Game Bakers' Undersea RPG, Squids, Swims Onto Mac" prMac 3/2
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's App Store hits 25B downloads right when we predicted, at a current rate of 48.6M a day" The Next Web 8:03 AM
  • "25 Billion Downloads: Apple's App Store Hits Giant Milestone" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Apple's App Store Hits 25 Billion Downloads: How Many Per iPhone?" PC Magazine 7:50 PM
  • "Apple: 25 Billion Apps Have Been Downloaded From The App Store" MacStories 8:07 AM
  • "iOS App Store serves 25 billion downloads" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Apple serves up 25 billion iOS apps to users" iPodNN 8:03 AM
  • "Apple May Face Difficulties On Making A 4G LTE iPhone For China's 4G Network" M.I.C. Gadget 6:16 PM
  • "Apple may have second Ottawa retail store" MacNN 6:17 PM
  • "It's game on for iPads in NYC taxis" ZDNet 6:17 PM
  • "Weekly Wrap: iPad 3? Apple TV? These and more fill us with glee!" Macworld 12:07 PM
  • "Week in Apple: pre-iPad event edition" Ars Technica 12:12 PM
  • "Apple's 'Something You Really Have To See': Tech Weekly" TheStreet 10:42 AM
  • "Google 'Assistant' Reportedly Will Surpass Siri" PCWorld 7:48 PM
  • "Google's Plan To Compete With Apple's Multi-Platform Siri? Google 'Assistant'" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "U.S. Air Force buying up to 18,000 iPads" iMore 10:36 AM
  • "Air Force Gives $9 Million Award for as Many as 18,000 IPads" Bloomberg 3/2
  • "U.S. Air Force to spend $9M on iPads for flight manual reboot" CNET News 3/2
  • "Apple again tops Fortune's list of most admired companies" CNET News 3/2
  • "City beginning to go paperless: If you attend a Vancouver City Council or a City manager meeting, you are likely to see iPads at the desk in lieu of stacks of papers" City of Vancouver: Washington, USA 3/2
  • "Switching to iPads saves Vancouver $336 per device per year on data, decreases printing by 40 percent" The Verge 3/2
  • "Switching to iPads saves Vancouver City Council 50K pages a year" AppleInsider 3/2
  • "Virgin prepares to leave: the Champs Elysees" ["This is simply one of the best commercial brands of Paris. Apple would be in the running, but other signs, without declaring themselves, dream of settling there."] Google French-to-English: Le Figaro 3/2
  • "Apple could move into Champs-élysées Virgin Megastore" MacNN 3/2
  • "Apple: We never said Siri would actually work in the UK/Ad watchdog says punter's expectations too high" The Register 3/2
  • "Apple complaint quashed over 'misleading' Siri advert" ZDNet 3/2
  • "Nearly one-third of mobile users expected to buy iPad 3: Report" ZDNet 3/2
  • "For Robot Maker, the Future Is Getting Closer" ["Now Mr. Angle's company is trying to do Rosey one better — with Ava, a 5-foot-4 assistant with an iPad or an Android tablet for a brain and Xbox motion sensors to help her get around. But no apron, so far."] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/2
  • "Smartphone text autocorrect locks down school" Tech.Blorge 3/2
  • "When will tablets outsell traditional PCs?" asymco 3/2
  • "Apple speeding toward 25 billion app downloads: Guesses vary but milestone could be met as soon as tonight" Network World 3/2
  • "Snubbed by Apple, China's Renren becomes the first social network app for Windows 8" The Next Web 3/2
  • "Charges pare back Apple supplier Laird: More than £130m of exceptional charges have widened the full-year pre-tax loss at Laird, in spite of strong demand for tablets and smartphones driving up revenues at the British electrical components provider." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3/2
  • "AT&T Throttles Unlimited Plan Users at 3 GB" TidBITS 3/2
  • "Customers Howl Over AT&T Data-Use Curbs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/2
  • "AT&T: Use Of Tablets On The Rise Among Small Businesses" MacNews 3/2
  • "Soluto Saucily Sunders Apple's Seriousness With Salacious Squib" TechCrunch 3/2
Non-Apple News
  • "CBS's '60 Minutes' Casts Its Eye on Stuxnet Worm" AllThingsD 9:34 PM
  • "Panasonic powers back to mobile with Elugas" [Slideshow] CNET News 3/2
  • "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 'Precise Pangolin' gets beta release" ZDNet UK 3/2
  • "Ubuntu 12.04 hits beta, brings smooth Unity for marching masses: But bugs still need a-snaffling for biz penguins" The Register 3/2
  • "'Pied piper' robot could lead fish away from harm" TG Daily 3/2
  • "Zynga launches own gaming platform" TG Daily 3/2
  • "Raspberry Pi's $25 PC will be back on sale in a month" Techworld 3/2
  • "NSA Creates Super Secure, Android-Based Smartphone" PC Magazine 3/2
  • "Archos Unveils a $130 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet for Kids" PC Magazine 3/2
  • "Google patent application reveals broadband dreams" CNET News 3/2
  • "Google TV hasn't even hit a million users" TG Daily 3/2
  • "Disabled Google Apps Account Deletion Mechanism Affecting Admins, Users" IDG News Service 3/2
  • "Google responds to reader questions about privacy changes" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 3/2
  • "Nokia To Issue Lumia 800 Battery Fix: Patch also addresses problems with backlighting, diagnostics, and camera." InformationWeek 3/2
  • "Brogrammers Bring Frat-House Ethos to Engineers' Geeky Coding World" Bloomberg 3/2
  • "New potato-spotting AI built with off-the-shelf tech" BBC 3/2
  • "Magnificent Men Of Mobile World Congress: Booth babe pictures are so 2011. So we give you the men of Mobile World Congress, in all their geeked-out glory." InformationWeek 3/2
  • "Mobile-Phone Leaders Boost Battered Barcelona" Bloomberg 3/2
  • "AT&T Adds Speed Caps for Heavy Data Users" Bloomberg 3/2
  • "Retailers Join Payment Chase/Two Words: Digital Wallet—Wal-Mart and Target Join Project Aiming to Make Plastic Obsolete" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/2
  • "Google Introduces New Camera Motion & Timing Gesturing for Android" Patently Apple 3/2
Publications/Podcasts
  • "ATPM 18.03 / March 2012: Volume 18, Number 3" ATPM 3/2
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Neil Ticktin of MacTech magazine, Greg Bell of 'Radio Classics,' and Macworld's Dan Frakes this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3/2
  • "iPad 3, Apple TV, Mastered for iTunes and high quality music (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 3/2
Hardware/Software
  • "Samsung Securities: 7-inch 'iPad Mini' Coming In Q3 2012" Redmond Pie 6:18 PM
  • "Beefier iPad 2 May Accompany iPad 3 Next Week" Macworld UK 7:48 PM
  • "[Rumor] Apple to launch major redesign of 13" and 15" MacBook Pro" AppleTell 10:38 AM
  • "These Intel chips are destined for next-gen MacBooks, ultrabooks" CNET News 7:48 PM
  • "Patent Flash: Apple Thinking of Combining Connector Port with Audio Jack" Patently Apple 9:04 AM
  • "Patent Flash: Will the iPhone ever be Waterproof? Well, Apple's Working on That" Patently Apple 9:04 AM
  • "Apple acknowledges use of Corning Gorilla Glass on iPhone, means Gorilla Glass 2 likely for iPhone 5" 9 to 5 Mac 3/2
  • "Apple name-drops Corning as iPhone glass manufacturer, we feign surprise" Engadget 3/2
  • "iPad 3 prices and likely features revealed" 9 to 5 Mac 3/2
  • "Apple TV Sold Out at Amazon, Best Buy: New Model on the Way?" Mashable 3/2
  • "Viral Video hints iPad 4 as Apple iPad launch looms" Computerworld 3/2
  • "iPad 3 front case leaks, home button intact" Crave @ CNET 3/2
  • "Intel accidentally confirms entire Ivy Bridge launch lineup" Electronista 3/2
  • "Stars finally aligning for Mac Pro update" Mac.Blorge 3/2
  • "How are Apple ID accounts hacked?" HardMac 3/2
  • "Patent Flash: The Tech behind Apple's GarageBand App for iPad" Patently Apple 3/2
  • "Apple Tops in Mobile PCs in 2011, 14" MacBook Air?, Late 2008 MacBook Pro Firmware Update, and More" Low End Mac 3/2
  • "Mac Sales to Business Up 51%, Dual Boot Your Mac, Free CCleaner Drive Cleaning Utility, and More" Low End Mac 3/2
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 10:34 AM
  • "Basketball Toss For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:34 AM
  • "Nuts! For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:34 AM
  • "SummitX Snowboarding For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 3/2
  • "Alpha Combat: Defend Your Country For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 3/2
  • "Great MonkeyKing For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 3/2
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 3/2
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/2
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/2
  • "Apple Display Buyer's Guide -Up To $150 Off Apple 27 ' Thunderbolt Display" MacReviewZone 3/2
  • "Top Selling Mac Accessories -$14 to $500... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3/2

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Ars gear: 2008 triple-headed 'Harpertown' Mac Pro" Ars Technica 6:17 PM
  • "Trine 2 for OS X review" AppleTell 6:16 PM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and July, 2011, Mac Mini Server 2.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7" MacReviewZone 3/2
  • "Practical Mac: Take mobile control of your sound system/Although the $399 Sonos Play:5 sound system offers a $349 remote, the company's free iOS app makes your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch your remote." Seattle Times 3/2
  • "Timbuk2 Crater case: A little air for your Air" CNET News 3/2
  • "Coming Soon To Mac Pro? The Radeon HD 7970 versus existing GPUs" Bare Feats 3/2
  • "Belkin Power Pack 4000: Make sure you never run out of juice in the middle of nowhere again." Register Hardware 3/2
  • "PlayStation Vita (vs iPad) review/With Apple ruling the mobile gaming market, we take a comparative look at what Sony's response is: the PlayStation Vita" Macworld UK 3/2
  • "Sena's Folio IPad Case Is A Classic" MacNews 3/2
  • "Trello review: A to-do list program for teams, Trello makes project management really easy" Macworld UK 3/2
  • "About.me review: Home pages are all about social networks, friends and following, now it's about.me" Macworld UK 3/2
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Highlight, the people discovery app that could change the world" CNET News 8:18 AM
  • "7 new iPhone photography apps that you should download now" The Next Web 8:10 AM
  • "Dr. Seuss and Apple iPad" Examiner 10:45 AM
  • "What's The Best Way To Deal With Office Politics? Backstabbing, Of Course" App Advice 8:03 AM
  • "Camera Awesome for iPhone has some clever features for a mostly free app" TUAW 3/2
  • "Readability Review: It's been a long battle getting Readability's app approved by Apple. Now that it's out, was it worth the wait?" 148Apps 3/2
  • "FiLMiC Pro Review: Video app will please the pros" Macworld 3/2
  • "DocAS Review: DocAS is a powerful, PDF-focused file manager for the iPad" 148Apps 3/2
  • "City of Heroes: Freedom review/City of Heroes celebrates five years online by going free-to-play. We check it out" Macworld UK 3/2
  • "A Limited Russian Oddity in the iTunes App Store: Rambler Maps" eXtensions 3/2
  • "Archive Meetings and Presentations Like Never Before with Audiolio for iPad" PCWorld 3/2
  • "Mustaches not trees are the stars in The Official Lorax App for iPhone" Appolicious 3/2
  • "'Neoteria' Review - A Retro-Inspired Shmup With Charm" Touch Arcade 3/2
  • "'Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape' Review - Say Goodbye to Your Free Time" Touch Arcade 3/2
  • "WrestleFest Pins The App Store For An iOS Takedown" PadGadget 3/2
  • "iPad Appidemic: Team Canada Table Hockey" AppleTell 3/2
  • "Word Monster Review: Word Monster is a Boggle-like game with clues and an element of a word search." 148Apps 3/2
  • "The Simpsons: Tapped Out Review/If there was any soul left in the Simpsons, it's dead now." 148Apps 3/2
  • "Scramble with Friends Review: Scramble with Friends is a multiplayer Boggle-like game from Zynga." 148Apps 3/2
  • "Nose Invaders Review: So the best way to combat the Flu is by flicking mucus at bacteria, eh?" 148Apps 3/2
How-To/Tutorial
  • "MacMost Now 678: Quitting Apps On Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch" MacMost 3/2
Tips
  • "Android vs. iPhone: How to choose" USA Today 8:13 AM
  • "Have An 'Unlimited' Data Plan With AT&T? Tips on Watching Your Data Usage" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/2
  • "iPhone: Enable MMS on an Unsupported Carrier" Low End Mac 3/2
  • "iOS Tip: Quickly Enter Additional Domain Options" MacTrast 3/2
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Frequent, Intense Mature and Suggestive Themes" Marco Arment 8:23 PM
  • "Should You Buy Apple Before the iPad Launches?" The Motley Fool 7:50 PM
  • "10 Ways to Build a Business Culture Like Apple" Forbes 7:49 PM
  • "Okay, Apple, You Can Stop Defending Your Employment Practices Now..." Business Insider 6:16 PM
  • "The challenges of bringing Siri to the iPad" iMore 6:15 PM
  • "It's not the iPad 3, but it would be sweet if it was (Video)" CNET News 12:46 PM
  • "Apple: Stop Ragging On Us For Making iPhones In China -- We've Created 500,000 American Jobs" Business Insider 12:12 PM
  • "Windows 8 Consumer Preview Tablet Vs. iPad 2 Running iOS 5 – Head To Head Feature Comparison [Video] Redmond Pie 10:46 AM
  • "Rumor: 7-inch 'iPad mini' launching in Q3" iDownload Blog 10:45 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Punchlines" Macworld 10:39 AM
  • "Will Apple Release The iPad 3 And Apple TV Reboot Next Week?" Forbes 10:36 AM
  • "Microsoft: Apple makes old iPhones 'unusably slow' on purpose" MacDailyNews 10:34 AM
  • "Should Apple worry? Tablet competition heats up" iPad.Blorge 10:34 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook challenges MacBook Air" PCWorld 8:27 AM
  • "Will Windows tablets offer first real challenge to the Apple iPad?" TechnoBloom 8:24 AM
  • "Siri Says the Darndest Things: The Dogs Run Free, the Length of String, and Self-Cancellation" MacTrast 8:11 AM
  • "Artists Give Siri Physical Form" Gizmodo 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's over-compliant media: Instead of writing breathless press releases for the next iPad, journalists should be asking harder questions of the tech giant" The Guardian 8:03 AM
  • "Will the iPad 3 really cost more? New rumor: Nope" CNET News 3/2
  • "What An iOS Game Looks Like On The iPad 3's Retina Display" Cult of Mac 3/2
  • "MacOS KenDensed: The iPad 3 is Coming & AT&T is Choking Your Data" The Mac Observer 3/2
  • "This is why you should ignore the lot of them" bynkii 3/2
  • "Apple Still Isn't Doing a Very Good Job Creating U.S. Jobs" The Atlantic Wire 3/2
  • "Reading between the lines: Office on iPad, Windows Phone upgrades" ZDNet 3/2
  • "Apple, We Can't Imagine Life Without You" WSJ Blogs 3/2
  • "Particle Debris: The 3rd Generation iPad Will be oh, so Right" The Mac Observer 3/2
  • "iPad 3 Won't Be a Game Changer But People Will Buy it Anyway: Lashinsky" [Video Report] Breakout 3/2
  • "Thoughts From A Game Developer On The iPad 3's Future 'Retina' Display" RazorianFly 3/2
  • "iPads Running iOS 6.0 at Apple's Campus Showing Up in Web Logs" MacRumors 3/2
  • "iPads using iOS 6, high-res displays showing up in Ars server logs" Ars Technica 3/2
  • "Why we're obsessed with Siri" MSNBC 3/2
  • "Wow, Sharp sure is ramping up IGZO tablet display production for some reason" MacDailyNews 3/2
  • "25 Years Ago the Mac II and SE Changed the Face of the Mac" Low End Mac 3/2
  • "Why the iPad 3 Won't Replace Your Laptop: Will the new tablet smack down lightweight laptops, or is it Apple versus oranges? Our lead analyst for laptops delivers his totally unbiased opinion." PC Magazine 3/2
  • "The shame of owning an iPad" ZDNet 3/2
  • "SmallLaw: Law Practice in an Apple-Dominated Future Plus Apple's iCloud Not Yet Ripe" TechnoLawyer Blog 3/2
  • "The Macalope Daily: Zombie iPad rumors" Macworld [Insider Content] 3/2
  • "App-Happy: Why App-Search Apps Are All the Rage" AllThingsD 3/2
  • "Apple Could Force Motorola to Destroy Devices" Gizmodo 3/2
  • "Will the iPad 3's Retina Apps Be Too Big for 3G Downloads?" Gizmodo 3/2
  • "Mindblowing! iPhone 5 concept design Totally Rocks" Rediff 3/2
  • "Apple: Could Next Week's Event Include A Huge Surprise?" Forbes 3/2
  • "IPad accessory names point to 'iPad HD'" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3/2
  • "The case for and against removing the iPad 3 Home button" ZDNet 3/2
  • "The iPad Home Button (Update)" 52 Tiger 3/2
  • "Apple wins 'device destroying' injunction against Motorola" ZDNet 3/2
  • "German Court Tosses Pair of Apple, Samsung Suits" AllThingsD 3/2
  • "German court tosses one Apple, one Samsung lawsuit" Electronista 3/2
  • "Could Apple Be Making An iCar?" App Advice 3/2
  • "Why is Apple hiring automotive engineers in China?" iDownload Blog 3/2
  • "Is Apple Working on Boosting Mac Sales?" HardMac 3/2
  • "Four Reasons Why Enterprises Should Lease, Not Buy, the iPad 3" Forbes 3/2
  • "9 Apple iDevice Concepts (That Will Never Be Made)" Apple Gazette 3/2
  • "I 'Know' Apple Won't Release an iPad Mini Next Week" giz-china 3/2
  • "I dumped my iPhone 4 for the Android Galaxy Nexus: Don't blame the iPhone; it's Apple's closed ecosystem that's trouble" Computerworld 3/2
  • "Apple's plans for Netflix killer turning studios, networks away?" CNET News 3/2
  • "Parsing the latest rumor about Apple's TV plans" GigaOM 3/2
  • "Rumor: Apple Looking To Launch Subscription Based Television By Christmas" Apple Bitch 3/2
  • "Apple's TV Troubles: Same Story Again and Again" PCWorld 3/2
  • "Apple still trying to negotiate more content for Apple TV" Ars Technica 3/2
  • "Eyes on the next Apple TV" Macworld 3/2
  • "Apple Still Pushing Hard for Apple TV Streaming Service" PadGadget 3/2
  • "Apple plans to launch TV streaming service by Christmas, content providers resist" 9 to 5 Mac 3/2
  • "Apple to launch subscription TV service by Christmas, content talks going downhill" BGR 3/2
  • "Apple's TV Dream Revealed: Embarrass Hardware Makers, Stiff Content Providers, Destroy Cable Companies" Business Insider 3/2
  • "Unlimited Means 3-gigabytes? Oh, How We Hate You, AT&T!" PixoBebo 3/2
Non-Apple
  • "How Lytro can save cameras" CNET News 8:18 AM
  • "67 Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids Before Age 10" Wired 3/2
  • "Android and iPhone Photo Snooping: What You Need to Know" Techland 3/2
  • "As Brizzly Enters Its Final Hibernation, AOL Tries To Sharpen Its Social Media Claws" TechCrunch 3/2
  • "Android Apps And Your Photos/Warning: Google Found Another Way To Invade Your Privacy" AskMen 3/2
  • "8 Ways Tech Could Throw You in Jail, Or Worse" PC Magazine 3/2
  • "AT&T's app developer billing scheme: Will app makers buy in?" Network World 3/2
  • "Redefining cloud computing -- again: Hype, misuse, and misplaced aspirations have clouded the term's definition. Here's what it's really about" InfoWorld 3/2
  • "The bright future of LibreOffice" InfoWorld 3/2
  • "Hands-on: Dell's XPS 13, a next-gen ultrabook/Dell's new XPS 13 ultrabook offers a great balance of style and performance at a reasonable price." Computerworld 3/2
  • "Can 'Mass Effect 3' appeal to fans and new players?" CNN 3/2
  • "Mobile World Congress 2012: four companies that stood out" ZDNet 3/2
  • "Mobile World Congress 2012 roundup: All you need to know from Barcelona" Computerworld Blogs 3/2
  • "Did cheap mobiles steal show over sexy gadgets?" CNN 3/2
  • "Galaxy Note a gigantic 'phablet,' but l love it anyway" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 3/2
  • "Hackers Stole $ 1billion in Brazil, The Worst Prepared Nation to Adopt Cloud Technology" Forbes 3/2
  • "'Hyperconnected' young people may suffer fragmented lives" TG Daily 3/2
  • "Why texting might be bad for you" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 3/2
  • "How to, uh, turn Windows 8 off" CNET News 3/2
Humor/Cartoons
  • "How to keep Google from watching your searches." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 3/2
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Valve Rumored To Be Working On Steam-Based Console" TechCrunch 6:18 PM
  • "Learn How To Create iOS Games From Scratch [Deals] Cult of Mac 6:17 PM
  • "'SMSmileys' automatically converts text smiley faces into Emoji icons" iDownload Blog 6:17 PM
  • "Lego Apple Store could become reality with your support" TUAW 6:16 PM
  • "App turns device into a zapper" USA Today 10:42 AM
  • "Poll: Will You Buy the iPad 3? (Plus Cool Concept Video)" AllThingsD 10:39 AM
  • "iOS Simulator hack allows developers to test their apps for Retina iPad display" AppleTell 10:38 AM
  • "Spring into your vacation with these mobile apps" Appolicious 10:38 AM
  • "'Read Later' Instapaper and Read It Later client now free in the Mac App Store" The Verge 10:36 AM
  • "Localscope Continues To Be One Of The Best GPS Apps With The Latest Update" App Advice 8:03 AM
  • "We are pleased to Report the release of new product To do Checklist - Organize task, events and time for iPhone from BrainInStock: To do Checklist provides you with the simpliest yet flexible way to manage your everyday tasks and checklists. It keeps all your planned activities, reminds you carefully through notification center and makes it possible to share your task lists with others even without Internet connection." BrainInStock 7:58 AM
  • "Burst! 4.0 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "DreamZApps releases PikiShooter & PikiShooter HD: 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Fruit Bowls Around The World Are Fighting Back In Fruit Rumble for iOS" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Give A New Life To Your iPhone Photo Library" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Navy Psalm Daily Quotes ESV 1.0 for iOS: Faith Quotes, Photos Honor Navy" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "New myGuardianAngel App - Never Face Trouble Alone Again" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Play retro-style text adventures on your iOS devices with Narratavius" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Remember When Virtual Pets Were All The Rage?" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Stamp Art Fever Updated With New March Themed Collections" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "IfAlarm: Wakeup Alarms Set By Real World Conditions" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "New Picture Puzzles Game For Kids To Learn First Words on iPhone/iPad" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Would you like to know what is currently popular upon Internet, Social Media and Social Network like twitter, youtube, flickr, instagr.am, foursquare Around The World right now with a single touch?!? Well this app is the answer." Geo Socialmedia Trends 7:55 AM
  • "Hipstreet Introduces New iPhone Projector to Boost Users' Entertainment and Business Options" PRWeb 3/2
  • "The top 25 iPhone and iPad apps for business: Here are 25 go-to iOS apps for business users, from travel planning to document editing using Microsoft Office tools to time tracking to getting a good night's sleep" [Slideshow] CIO 3/2
  • "Barry Diller app sued for showing TV broadcasts on iPhone" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 3/2
  • "'Monty Python: The Holy Book of Days' coming to iPad" AppleTell 3/2
  • "Turn Your iDevice Into A Mobile Security System With Smartcam+" iClarified 3/2
  • "Reflection For Mac Brings AirPlay Mirroring From iOS To Mac" Run Around Tech 3/2
  • "Apple Store 2.1 adds iPhone carriers, Netherlands market" FairerPlatform 3/2
  • "iCab Mobile 5.5 adds Reading List, StumbleUpon module and more" FairerPlatform 3/2
  • "iPad App Combines Your Child's Artwork and Voice" Mashable 3/2
  • "Bring Some Magic To Your Photos With HDR FX" App Advice 3/2
  • "Professional CAD Viewer For The iPad" iClarified 3/2
  • "Your Mission: Predict What Apple's Announcing at Its iPad Event" Techland 3/2
  • "Tumult Inc. Releases Hype 1.5 Update" prMac 3/2
  • "TapGeoHunt - iPhone Game breaking the Angry Animal mould" prMac 3/2
  • "Securifi Announces Almond - World's 1st WiFi Router for the rest of us" prMac 3/2
  • "PicShop - The only Photo Editor you will love to use" prMac 3/2
  • "Tumult Inc. Releases Hype 1.5 Update" prMac 3/2
  • "HID Launched iOS 5 Application Development Service" prMac 3/2
  • "Liger Games announce Robot Fish for iOS" prMac 3/2
  • "Linsanity! App Lets You Measure Your Level of Linsanity!" prMac 3/2
  • "New Release - vueCAD v4.0 - Professional CAD viewer for the iPad" prMac 3/2
  • "More iOS 5 Programming Courses from The Pragmatic Studio" prMac 3/2
  • "Right Right Wrong! - Puts New Twist on Trivia for the iPhone/iPad" prMac 3/2
  • "Pocket Resume PRO - Create, Update and Send Stunning Resumes" prMac 3/2
  • "iVigilo Smartcam+ turns iDevice into Mobile Camera Security System" prMac 3/2
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 8 Tablets Could Be Risky Business: Microsoft's admission that Windows on ARM tablets are best for 'unmanaged environments' could lock them out of the enterprise computing market." InformationWeek 8:22 AM
  • "3 Big Challenges to Microsoft's Windows 8: The new operating system is versatile, but could face resistance from those who prefer the familiar over the untested" InvestorPlace 8:26 AM
  • "Metro breakdown! Windows 8 UI is little gain for lots of pain" The Register 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 8 might come in nine different versions" DVICE 8:26 AM
  • "What Different Windows 8 Flavors Will We See?" NotebookReview 8:24 AM
  • "Facebook Promotes Bing Search Even More: Search Bing as you log out of Facebook" WebProNews 8:24 AM
  • "ITC to review its December ruling on patent dispute between Microsoft and Motorola" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft promises biggest year yet for Xbox 360" Gamasutra 8:22 AM
  • "IBM tops Cloud provider Report: Vendor scores highly for support, billing models" Computerworld Australia 8:27 AM
  • "StubHub Fights Fraud Hard" Forbes 10:44 AM
  • "Why the Web Hasn't Hurt TV" AllThingsD 10:39 AM
  • "Anonymous Members Hacked During Their Own DDoS Attacks" Gizmodo 10:36 AM
  • "Android this week: New phones, plus Windows on Android" GigaOM 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft's Visual Studio 11 Beta Leaves Little To The Imagination - Literally" ITProPortal 8:25 AM
  • "Windows 8 offers no management help for ARM devices" Network World 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview software with free apps" PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Free tool silently updates most Windows software" Computerworld 8:25 AM
  • "Tajikistan blocks access to Facebook and news sites" Reuters 10:40 AM
  • "8 Privacy Threats Worse Than Google: Google's privacy policy tweaks this week caused a fresh flurry of outrage. But Google should not be your top privacy worry." InformationWeek 10:40 AM
  • "First look at Mozilla's Web platform for phones: 'Boot to Gecko'" PCWorld 8:24 AM
  • "Authorities decrypt laptop without defendant's help, Fifth Amendment need not apply" Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "Why is Facebook asking you for your password?" ZDNet 8:10 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inc (AAPL) Boosts Investor Sentiment Finishing Week at $545 Per Share" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 9:10 PM
  • "A Dangerous Sign for Apple's Stock" Forbes 3/2
  • "Steve Wozniak: Shoeshine Boy With A Stock Tip" Forbes 3/2
  • "Woz sees Apple shares hitting $1,000 mark; describes how voice-controlled TV will work (with Video)" MacDailyNews 3/2
Industry News
  • "Yelp, Zynga gains fail to keep techs afloat: Nasdaq slips into the red by close, but keeps small weekly gain" MarketWatch 3/2
  • "U.S. stocks retreat along with energy sector: Price of crude-oil drops to close floor session below $107 a barrel" MarketWatch 3/2
  • "Stocks Drift Lower, Oil Remains in Focus" FOXBusiness 3/2
  • "Stocks Retreat Amid Global Growth Concerns" Bloomberg 3/2
  • "Stocks Close Lower as Equities Pause in Choppy Week" TheStreet 3/2
  • "Dow snaps three week streak" CNNMoney 3/2
  • "Stocks Slip; S&P, Nasdaq Log 3rd Weekly Gains" CNBC 3/2
  • "Stocks Finish in the Red" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/2
  • "Stocks: Going for 3 straight up weeks" CNNMoney 3/2
  • "Canada stocks slip as quarterly GDP growth slows" MarketWatch 3/2
  • "Asian Shares End Higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/2
  • "Asia Stocks Gain on U.S. Jobs, Set to Extend Record Win Streak" Bloomberg 3/2
  • "Asia Markets: Asian shares advance as financials climb" MarketWatch 3/2
  • "European Stocks Close Week on Soft Note" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/2
  • "Europe Stocks Rise as Leaders Shift Focus From Crisis to Growth" Bloomberg 3/2
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks end week on positive note/Pharmaceutical and telecom stocks drop after ratings changes" MarketWatch 3/2
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3/2
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3/2
  • "Blue Skies Ahead For These 4 Cloud Computing Plays" Seeking Alpha 3/2
  • "What's the big deal about Nasdaq 3,000?" MarketWatch 3/2

 
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