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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, March 5, 2012


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Thursday Highlights: New York Times broke the story of Apple joining forces with Volkswagen to build fleet of driverless vehicles for shuttling employees; Bloomberg notes Apple only testing a couple dozen vehicles while Google buys 20,000 SUVs for their efforts; Business Insider posts a few details from Apple's now-scrapped future-car ideas—more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Silicon Valley ponders more taxes on big employers like Apple due to "impact of rapid growth on housing and traffic"; iDownload Blog details how you can remove "mshelper" cryptominer malware from your Mac; on Wednesday, Jason Snell let us all know that OS X became as old as the Classic Mac OS; branded credit cards part of Apple, IKEA strategy to lure Millenials according to report; Adam Engst warns of phone scam purporting you have an iCloud breach; while an Android phone wins Tom's Guide's toughest smartphone test, iPhone X was "the toughest non-ruggedized phone".

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  • "Why the TV Industry is Vulnerable To Apple"  Tech.pinions 8:57 AM
  • "Apple TV: the rumours evaluated/Apple has had great success moving into markets that it didn't invent ... can it do something similar with the television?"  The Guardian 7:48 AM
  • "Television Industry Looks Favorable For Apple's Intentions"  Seeking Alpha 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Wants to Upend the TV Business: Will Big Content Play Ball?" Time 7:49 AM
  • "As New iPad Debut Nears, Some See Decline of PCs/The chief executive of Apple, Timothy D. Cook, has a prediction: the day will come when tablet devices like the Apple iPad outsell traditional personal computers." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:22 AM
  • "Kodak Fights Apple Bid to Restart Patent Litigation" [Paid Membership Required] 7:13 PM
  • "Kodak aims to block Apple's renewed patent suit" CNET News 9:23 PM
  • "Apple Sued by Firm in Patent Deal With Microsoft" [Paid Membership Required] 6:08 PM
  • "Bankruptcy threat to iPad trademark challenger: Reports say major creditor seeking liquidation of iPad trademark challenger Shenzhen Proview" Associated Press 7:46 AM
  • "Apple faces wait for iPad trademark decision as Proview fights creditors" The Next Web 7:53 AM
  • "Reports say major creditor seeking liquidation of iPad trademark challenger Shenzhen Proview" Associated Press 9:24 AM
  • "Chinese Electronics Vendor Appeals Court Ruling to Halt iPad Sales" IDG News Service 11:22 AM
  • "Senator Sics FTC on Apple, Google Photo Theft: Senator Charles Schumer called for the Federal Trade Commission to force Apple and Google to crack down on their mobile phone privacy policies, which allows application makers to store phone photos on remote servers." eWeek 10:33 AM
  • "Senator Schumer Asks FTC to Probe Apple and Google" Mashable 8:44 AM
  • "Apple, Google to meet with Schumer over smartphone privacy" CNET News 9:24 PM
  • "Sen. Chuck Schumer to FTC: Investigate Apple and Google" Digital Trends 1:06 PM
  • "Senator Pushes for FTC Investigation into iOS, Android Privacy" The Mac Observer 9:29 AM
  • "Mac OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update" TidBITS 4:34 PM
  • "About Mac OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update: This update resolves an issue when restoring a Mac from a Time Machine backup." Apple Support 4:34 PM
  • "OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update Addresses Time Machine Issues" The Mac Observer 7:54 PM
  • "Flashback Mac Malware Uses Twitter as Command and Control Center" Intego 9:39 AM
  • "Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Your Mac" BetaNews 8:20 PM
  • "Picturesque Review" Mac|Life 11:55 AM
  • "Read Later, An Instapaper Client For OS X" Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Favorite Titles in Final Cut Pro X" FCPX 7:38 AM
  • "Clear iMessage Chat History in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 1:32 PM
  • "MacMost Now 679: Creating Transparent Images With Pixelmator" MacMost 10:49 AM
  • "Optimize Your Mac's Performance with iBoostUp [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Mail: Quick Keyboard Shortcuts for Replying to Messages" The Mac Observer 7:42 AM
  • "How To Add Hundreds Of Fonts To Your Mac With A Click" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "Have Mac, Will Graph Data For Free (with a free app)" BohemianBoomer 7:39 AM
  • "How To Add More Options To Startup, Shutdown, And Sleep On Your Mac" McSolo 7:39 AM
  • "How To Manage All Those Open Windows On Your Mac With A Free Snap App" NoodleMac 8:04 AM
  • "An Easy Way To Find And Replace Text In Multiple Documents At The Same Time" Mac 360 8:04 AM
  • "Growing iCloud: iCloud is a free service that stores and syncs your data. Currently, you get 5 GB for free; this doesn't include iTunes Match (which you pay for separately) and Photo Stream (which is free, but has a hard limit of 1,000 photos). 5 GB is a lot, but it's not the final word on this matter of data storage. Eventually we will need more; jumping between three different iOS devices, I've already blown through 5 GB with backups alone." Neven Mrgan's Tumbl 9:30 PM
  • "Snow Leopard and OS X 10.7 Lion Backlash"  Low End Mac 9:16 PM
  • "Safari 5.2 Beta's Big-Ass Tabs, For and Against" Daring Fireball 3:26 PM
  • "The IT folks are willing to consider opening up iCloud e-mail, but only if they can only open up access to the e-mail servers without going through Does anyone know of a way to do this? It's absolutely possible to do this, but with varying degrees of effort and the competency of your IT folks." MacInTouch 10:42 AM
  • "Apple's new OS has some useful features, but is it worth $30?" Denver Post 7:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "Facebook Messenger coming to Mac, hits Windows boxes" 9 to 5 Mac 3:40 PM
  • "AnyMP4 iPhone Converter for Mac - Rip DVD and Convert Video to iPhone on Mac" PRNewswire-Asia 8:39 AM
  • "iPresentee Offers to Restock Keynote Themes Collection" prMac 9:22 AM
  • "Stellar Phoenix releases Mac Data Recovery V5" prMac 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's App Store Downloads Top 25 Billion" ["The 25 billionth app downloaded, Where's My Water? Free, was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. As the winner of the App Store Countdown to 25 Billion Apps, Chunli Fu will receive a $10,000 iTunes® Gift Card."] Apple 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's App Store Downloads Top 25 Billion" Business Wire 10:08 AM
  • "Apple's Chinese Presence Leads to 25 Billion Apps" TheStreet 1:33 PM
  • "Apple Ahead Of Google With 25B App Downloads: Twenty-five billion applications have been downloaded from the App Store, putting it well ahead of Google's Android Market. But Google is growing at a faster rate." InformationWeek 10:46 AM
  • "Tech Titans Aid Undocumented Students" ["The group includes Jeff Hawkins, inventor of the Palm Pilot, and the family foundations of Andrew Grove, co-founder of Intel Corp., and Mark Leslie, founder of the former Veritas Software Corp. Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, has for years supported undocumented students through her organizations that help low-income high-school students."] [Paid Membership Required] 7:51 PM
  • "Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China Downloads the 25 billionth App from the App Store" eXtensions 8:24 AM
  • "China Mobile reaches 15 million iPhone users, despite not selling the Apple device" The Next Web 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Fixes iPhone 4S To Support China Mobile, Despite No Partnership With Carrier" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Fixes iPhone 4S Signal Issues in China" Mashable 8:44 AM
  • "China Mobile isn't an iPhone partner, but it still has 15 million iPhone users" iDownload Blog 12:54 PM
  • "29% of mobile web users intend to buy Apple iPad 3" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "C Spire drops iPhone 4S price to $150, asks you for two years of commitment" Engadget 7:54 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 4 Drops Down To £22.67 Per Month" ITProPortal 7:55 AM
  • "'iPad 3' event prompting trade-ins of older iPads" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Apple's new retail store in Amsterdam is magnificent [Photos + Video] Edible Apple 10:40 AM
  • "An Apple-branded NASCAR rig? Not likely. But that isn't stopping the famously blue-collar racing league from going after major technology sponsorships." Fortune 11:54 AM
  • "New Square device replaces cash register" ["Today, the company co-founded by Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey unwrapped Square Register, a free Apple iPad app designed to modernize point-of-sale devices for small merchants."] USA Today 8:02 AM
  • "Ka-Ching! Square's New App Turns the iPad into a Cash Register" Techland 8:13 AM
  • "Square iPad app aims to replace cash registers" The Verge 8:02 AM
  • "Square, Now Processing $4 Billion in Payments a Year, Launches Square Register" AllThingsD 8:53 AM
  • "J.C. Penney Hires Another Former Apple Whiz To Help Store Revamp" ["First, the retailer brought in Apple's former retail chief, Ron Johnson, to become CEO. Now it has hired Laurie Beja Miller to lead part of the revamp."] Forbes 10:42 AM
  • "How To Become An App Millionaire: Fire Maple Games owner Joe Kauffman says his secret is great entertainment. But his success story also includes Corona SDK, a programming tool that fuels iOS, Android, and soon OS X apps from one code base." InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "Shock: RIM PlayBook outsells Apple iPad/Canadian gadget emporium Future Shop sold more BlackBerry PlayBooks than iPads last week, indicating the end of Apple's dominance or at least lending some succour to RIM's investors." Register Hardware 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "A Samsung Flexible Display Patent Emerges, Products due in 2013" Patent Bolt 12:53 PM
  • "Researchers demo 512Gbps over single fibre channel" ZDNet UK 11:43 AM
  • "Fujitsu releases Xeon-based Primergy servers" ZDNet UK 11:43 AM
  • "Start-ups Dropbox and Box reach for the cloud" USA Today 11:32 AM
  • "Chrome Shines Bright In Controversial Security Fight: Major browsers have all made solid strides in security in the past few years, but Chrome's sandbox makes Google's browser a harder target, researchers say at RSA." Dark Reading 11:58 AM
  • "Marsh & McLennan CFO to join Google" MarketWatch 11:49 AM
  • "Google aims to speed fibre rollout with bendy strip" CNET News 11:43 AM
  • "Asus reveals Android 5.0 Jelly Bean name" V3 11:34 AM
  • "Jelly Bean confirmed as Android names get sweeter: Asus has confirmed that the next major version of Google's smartphone OS will indeed be called 'Jelly Bean'." Register Hardware 11:29 AM
  • "Rumors of a Steam Box set-top box" TG Daily 11:26 AM
  • "Exploring the World, Note by Note: Pinwheel, a new site created by Flickr cofounder Caterina Fake, lets users post virtual notes anywhere." Technology Review 11:24 AM
  • "Seattle gaming studio gambles on Sony's PlayStation Vita" Seattle Times 11:17 AM
  • "User Hacks GitHub to Showcase Vulnerability After Rails Developers Dismiss His Report" IDG News Service 11:11 AM
  • "Foursquare Co-Founder Checking Out of Company" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "Asustek to launch Cedar Trail-based netbook in March" DigiTimes 10:29 AM
  • "Non-Apple tablet PC vendors sandwiched by Apple and Google" DigiTimes 10:29 AM
  • "AT&T's data caps infuriating users, enriching developers" Bloomberg News 10:28 AM
  • "Video game industry looks for new plan to reach players" Reuters 9:57 AM
  • "Yahoo loses search guru to Google" V3 11:34 AM
  • "Yahoo Labs chief, strategist jumps to Google, report says" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Yahoo to Lay Off Thousands in Massive Restructuring: Report" FOXBusiness 10:44 AM
  • "Yahoo's New CEO Preps Major Restructuring, Including Significant Layoffs" AllThingsD 9:37 AM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 384: Photos, Lion Tips, Speaker Management & More!" The Mac Observer 4:57 PM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 384: Photos, Lion Tips, Speaker Management & More!" The Mac Observer 4:35 PM
  • "We look forward to the iPad 3 event and what new goodies Apple will let us get our hands on." The MT Show 8:07 AM
  • "Apple's iOS runs HTML5 games three times faster than Android"  VentureBeat 11:25 AM
  • "The iPhone and iPad Tops for HTML5, With Google's Galaxy Nexus a Distant Second" AllThingsD 11:54 AM
  • "iOS Smokes Android When It Comes To HTML5 Gaming, Delivers Up To 3 Times More Performance" Redmond Pie 3:40 PM
  • "iPad 3 cases already shipping to Best Buy" PhoneArena 10:48 AM
  • "On Apple's New iPad Case + Next Glass-Bodied iPhone Prototype" iLounge 11:54 AM
  • "This Is The iPad 3 Case Best Buy Is Secretly Stockpiling By The Thousands" Cult of Mac 10:49 AM
  • "Apple's iPad 3 Launch Putting Squeeze on Freight Shipments from China" MacRumors 11:58 AM
  • "Apple's massive 'iPad 3' air freight deal with DHL shaking up shipping rates" AppleInsider 1:06 PM
  • "Apple not expected to raise prices for iPad 3" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 11:22 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple iPhone Extended Market Share Gains in February" The Mac Observer 3:05 PM
  • "Will iPhone 5 Get Gorilla Glass 2? – Corning Initiates Volume Shipments For Next Generation Devices" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "AUO lands panel orders for Apple 7.85-inch iPads, says paper" DigiTimes 8:48 AM
  • "Production of 7.85-Inch iPad Reportedly Moving Closer as More Suppliers Named" MacRumors 8:48 AM
  • "The iPad Mini Is Coming This Summer, Says Samsung" Cult of Mac 9:00 AM
  • "Non-Apple tablet PC vendors sandwiched by Apple and Google" DigiTimes 7:51 AM
  • "The transition to 802.11 ac will not be very expensive" HardMac 8:21 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Jenga For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:42 AM
  • "Cross Fingers For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:42 AM
  • "Fleets War For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 7:42 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 25 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:12 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $30 To $700 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:06 AM
  • "The BundleHunt team has worked hard to create the Ultimate Mac App Collection for this Spring. is offering 7 seriously powerful Mac apps with retail value: $370, now on sale for $49.99. Starting of March 5 to March 23rd the spring bundle will be available on with over 87% discount." Bundle Hunt 3:42 PM
  • "Apple Friendly Product Guide -Best Selling iPod Accessories -From $1 To $79 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:46 AM

  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and October, 2011, 15 Inch Macbook Pro Quad Core 2.5GHz" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 11:18 AM
  • "Nike+ Fuelband review: Hands-on" ["The Nike+ Fuelband works in conjunction with a simple app for Apple iPhone and Apple iPod Touch."] T3 10:22 AM
  • "Wacom's Intuos5 touch interface gives this graphics tablet a distinctive edge" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Review: Q Card Case by CM4 – A Slim, Minimal Wallet Case For Your iPhone" MacTrast 9:39 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Can VMware Put a Virtual Machine On Your iPhone?" Wired Magazine 8:03 AM
  • "In the Field of To-Do Apps, This One's a Clear-Cut Winner" MacNewsWorld 8:44 AM
  • "So You're Going to Disney World: Part I, The Dining With Disney Guide app" The Mac Observer 1:33 PM
  • "NPR Music Review: Great content and lovely designs mark this music app from NPR" Macworld 8:44 AM
  • "Fuzel Does Photo Grid Layouts Just Right [Review] Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Keep Calm And Make Posters [Review] Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "In case of emergency, open these four iPhone apps" CNET News 2:57 PM
  • "Snackr for iOS saves time by reading your news out loud to you" The Next Web 11:57 AM
  • "iOS Appidemic: SpellCraft School of Magic" AppleTell 8:22 AM
  • "Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 9:51 AM
  • "RollingNote Review: A great musical aid for those learning to play the piano." 148Apps 11:24 AM
  • "Robot Fish Review: Trace the fastest route to the goal while collecting items and avoiding mines." 148Apps 8:44 AM
  • "Gravity Project Review: Unresponsive controls mar what otherwise should be a pretty cool gravity-flipping runner." 148Apps 3:40 PM
  • "Mafia Rush Review: Mafia Rush is a fun dual-stick shooter that is different from other games in the category." 148Apps 9:23 AM
  • "Draw Something Review: So as it turns out, combining turn-based social multiplayer with something akin to Pictionary is utterly amazing. No, really. I'm not exaggerating." 148Apps 3:12 PM
  • "Gridrunner Review: Gridrunner is a remake of Jeff Minter's series of arcade-style shooters, a hybrid of Centipede and Galaga." 148Apps 12:20 PM
  • "Mighty Beanz Review: It sports a cool look and a nifty idea, but this game really needs to dial down the cheapness. Like a lot." 148Apps 10:22 AM
  • "Off The Leash Review/Off The Leash is an endless runner from Big Pixel Studios featuring that most under-utilized endless runner protagonist: dogs!" 148Apps 6:10 PM
  • "Remove completed items from Reminders list" Mac OS X Hints 9:50 AM
  • "Q&A: Printing Taxes From the iPad/I used TurboTax's iPad app to do my taxes. It works well, but I need to print out the return for my records. If I don't have a wireless printer, how would I do that? It suggests sending the document to iTunes. Is that safe? Can I print it from there?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "The Barber Of Infinite Loop: How The iPad Could Give Microsoft A Serious Revenue Haircut"  TechCrunch 10:05 PM
  • "How Apple could screw the U.S. wireless industry"  GigaOM 10:05 PM
  • "Metrics Watch: What does Square's $4B in transactions really mean?" CNET News 9:24 PM
  • "Square's Sexy Growth Curve" SplatF 8:21 PM
  • "Why do developers prefer iOS over Android? Try 75% adoption of iOS 5 while ICS is stuck at 1%" The Next Web 7:13 PM
  • "Apple vs. Proview: Creditors Demand Proview Bankruptcy" The Mac Observer 4:34 PM
  • "OMG, Apple and Microsoft Have Traded Places"  TechNewsWorld 11:51 AM
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending March 2" Network World 11:19 AM
  • "Watch an 'iPhone Mule' Get Caught with Dozens of iPhones Strapped to His Body" Gizmodo 10:22 AM
  • "Apple Makes 500k Jobs? Cloud Services Could Help Make 14 Million, With Half In China And India" TechCrunch 12:58 PM
  • "Apple: We made 514,000 jobs" CNNMoney 11:51 AM
  • "Did Apple really create half a million jobs?" CBS News 10:14 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Under pressure" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:51 AM
  • "Why the next iPad will (and won't) be called the iPad HD" The Next Web 7:53 PM
  • "IPad Is Fastest Growing Technology Among Small Business Owners" MacNews 9:30 AM
  • "Why Every Small Business Needs an iPad" MainStreet 9:23 AM
  • "Decoding the Clues of 'See' and 'Touch' in the Apple Rumors" Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "Report: The iPad Will Not Support The Super Fast 4G Wireless Networks" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "Smart Move Is Selling Apple On iPad Announcement" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "Apple's TV Dream Revealed: Embarrass Hardware Makers, Stiff Content Providers, Destroy Cable Companies" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Must-read iPad 3 predictions and rumors" MarketWatch 12:23 PM
  • "Does the iPad 3 really need a redesign?" CNET Reviews 11:58 AM
  • "iPad 3: One more thing: Apple is unveiling the next iPad this week, and there is one app that could be announced that would set the tablet world on its ear." ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "Video: Engadget Fondles iPad 3 Prototype, Few Surprises Found" Mac|Life 9:23 AM
  • "Everything You Need To Know About The iPad 3 Before This Week's Announcement" Business Insider 9:23 AM
  • "iPad 3 Predictions: Wired Handicaps Apple's Grand Hardware Unveiling" Wired 11:26 AM
  • "iPad Mini: The Rumor that Refuses to Die" PCWorld 11:22 AM
  • "iPad 3? iPad 2S? Who cares?" CNNMoney 9:22 AM
  • "iPad 3 To Look Almost Identical To iPad 2 – (Aesthetically)?" RazorianFly 8:24 AM
  • "Without Stylus Support, iBooks Can't 'Reinvent' The Textbook"  App Advice 8:21 AM
  • "What To Expect From The Apple Media Event On March 7th" Redmond Pie 8:21 AM
  • "Frankintosh: Apple II Meets Mac Mini G4" MacTrast 8:12 AM
  • "Segmenting the iPhone opportunity" asymco 8:11 AM
  • "Google 'Assistant' to take on Apple's Siri later this year" Neowin 7:55 AM
  • "3 things any company can learn from Apple: Yes, Apple is special. And no, not every company should emulate it. But here are key elements in its playbook other companies absolutely should adopt." Fortune 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's iPad 3 (HD) launch: 6 things to watch" ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "Why Apple won't be introducing a touchscreen TV" Wired 8:04 AM
  • "The iPad As TV Remote Control? Forgettaboutit!" TeraTalks 7:42 AM
  • "iPad 3 shipments may be backlogged due to slow Retina Display panel production" Edible Apple 7:40 AM
  • "Why You Should Consider Staying Current with Your Mac or iDevice" MacNews Blog 7:40 AM
  • "The Price Of Mac Progress: From Free To Expensive" PixoBebo 7:39 AM
  • "Wouldn't a Valve 'Steam Box' console be nothing more than a PC?" ZDNet 11:41 AM
  • "Books Geeks Should Read to Their Kids: Your Additions to Our List" Wired 11:38 AM
  • "Why I think Google's new unified privacy settings make great business sense" ZDNet 11:40 AM
  • "Android's Now On Top For Mobile Browsing and Search, But Still A Challenger Elsewhere" TechCrunch 11:23 AM
  • "After Jelly Bean, Android will be Key Lime Pie" TG Daily 11:25 AM
  • "Next Android Flavor: Key Lime Pie -- But Where's Chrome?" PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "7 office suites for Android devices: Want to take your work with you? These office suites make it possible to view and edit your documents on an Android device" Network World 10:48 AM
  • "7 new features in Ubuntu 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' beta 1: A quick guide to what you can expect in next month's Ubuntu Linux release" PCWorld 10:48 AM
  • "IT's 6-step guide to adopting consumerization" InfoWorld 10:47 AM
  • "Learning from the cloud's failings" InfoWorld 10:47 AM
  • "How do you build a wall around the cloud?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:44 AM
  • "Anonymous Attacked; 25B App Store Downloads; iPad 3 Pricing" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "Today in Tech: Apple created how many U.S. jobs?" Fortune 10:42 AM
  • "Can a $35 computer teach kids to code?" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 11:02 AM
  • "Why I'm learning to code" CNNMoney 10:39 AM
  • "6 data recovery tools for SD cards, USB drives and more: Have a damaged USB thumb drive or memory card? These applications can help you save your data." Computerworld 10:22 AM
  • "If you're using 'Password1,' change it. Now." CNNMoney 10:20 AM
  • "Strollers going gaga for high-tech gizmos: Oh baby!" Boston Herald 10:16 AM
  • "Windows 8 Proves That The Death Of The PC Is Greatly Exaggerated" Forbes 11:59 AM
  • "Christian Cantrell: 'Windows 8: A Giant Misstep Forward'" Daring Fireball 7:14 PM
  • "That Windows 8 experience? Confusing. Confusing as hell/Trying out Windows 8 on the desktop gives a strange feeling: there's a solid update to Windows 7, and then there's a strange interface which jumps context. Plus you can't join a device to a domain? Whose idea was that?"  The Guardian 8:22 AM
  • "Windows 8 can wipe a PC clean in just six minutes" BGR 8:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Waterproof, solar-charged iPhone case in the works" MSNBC 7:14 PM
  • "Wear your iPad as a wristwatch? Really?" CNET News 3:06 PM
  • "iPhone + iPad = ukulele?" AppleTell 1:08 PM
  • "How to Design Appcessories: Filling in That Missing Bite- Founder of Titoma Design Ltd. Shared His Knowledge About Made for Apple Products" PR 11:58 AM
  • "CMT Insider Comes To iPad" App Advice 11:54 AM
  • "Apps for Apes Seeks iPads for Orangutans" Wired 11:26 AM
  • "With $10 Million In Funding, All-In-One Security App AirCover Launches On Android, iOS" TechCrunch 11:24 AM
  • "John F. Braun Discusses Digital Photography on Typical Shutterbug" The Mac Observer 10:14 AM
  • "SP Controls Previews Doceri iPad Screencasting at SXSW LAUNCHedu" PRWeb 10:11 AM
  • "NewMacgadgets Introduces PAD-Lock to Secure the iPad 2 and the Soon to be Introduced iPad 3" PRWeb 10:11 AM
  • "Apple Coupon Codes Have Arrived at on Their Own Dedicated Web Page" PRWeb 10:11 AM
  • "Syclo Solves The Greatest Mobile Challenge For IBM Maximo Customers With True Cross Platform Support – Now Includes Apple And Android Devices" PRWeb 10:11 AM
  • "Aerohive Demonstrates Industry First Bonjour Gateway to Enable Apple AirPlay and Apple AirPrint across Multi-Subnet Enterprise Networks" Business Wire 10:08 AM
  • "Americans Want To Telecommute" MacNews 8:46 AM
  • "EA Abandoning Battlefield 3: Aftershock, No Future iOS Titles Planned" 148Apps 8:44 AM
  • "The Work Order Network, Powered by Corrigo®, Introduces the CorrigoNet Mobile App for iPhone" PRNewswire 8:39 AM
  • "BBVA Compass Announces Launch of Enhanced iPhone App" PRNewswire 8:39 AM
  • "Apple's iPad: Fastest Growing Technology Among Small Business Owners, According to The Business Journals" PRNewswire 8:39 AM
  • "USA TODAY Unveils New App for iPhone and iPod Touch" PRNewswire 8:38 AM
  • "Studio Neat, Makers of The Glif, Release Their First iOS App, Frames" MacStories 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's March 7th iPad media event live blog" AppleTell 8:22 AM
  • "Fans Of W.E.L.D.E.R. Cry Foul Over Alleged In-App Purchase Ploy" App Advice 8:22 AM
  • "Read Now Becomes Read Later, Adds Fullscreen State" iClarified 8:21 AM
  • "App gives runners a boost with flesh-eating zombies" Baltimore Sun [Free Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Lens for iPhone / iPod / iPad" USBfever 7:49 AM
  • "Magic World 1.5 for iPhone/iPad/iPod - The Modern View of our Universe" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Sticker Shock 1.0 for iOS - A Personal Price Inflation Tracker" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Learn and Master Chess Openings with this New App for iPad" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Cryptic Caverns - Classic Adventure Game for iOS and Android Released" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Magic Alliance - new iOS social game" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "iPad App Helps You Learn More About Yourself Than Ever Thought Possible" prMac 7:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Cloud Will Create 14 Million Jobs, Study Says: Microsoft and IDC study predicts media, banking, and manufacturing sectors will see biggest job gains related to cloud computing." InformationWeek 10:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Partner Network Announces Small Business Competency" eWeek 10:30 AM
  • "Windows 8's top 8 apps (so far): The launch of the Windows 8 beta also means the launch of the Windows 8 App Store beta. Here are our top early picks from Microsoft's store" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:47 AM
  • "Syclo Brings Cross-Platform Mobile Support to IBM Maximo Users" eWeek 10:31 AM
  • "AMD sells stake in GlobalFoundries; restructures supply deal" Reuters 9:49 AM
  • "Abu Dhabi gets full ownership of chip manufacturer: Abu Dhabi-controlled GlobalFoundries breaks ownership ties with AMD" Associated Press 9:53 AM
  • "Globalfoundries: New AMD deal may add customers" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "AMD's acquisition of SeaMicro puts Intel on the defensive: Intel says it is building its own fabric and I/O technology for servers" IDG News Service 10:48 AM
  • "CITE Conference to tackle BYOD issues" Computerworld 10:22 AM
  • "Angry Birds boom, mobile device demand spur tech-job growth" Bloomberg News 10:28 AM
  • "As New iPad Debut Nears, Some See Decline of PCs" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:55 AM
  • "Asustek to launch Cedar Trail-based netbook in March" DigiTimes 10:29 AM
  • "Non-Apple tablet PC vendors sandwiched by Apple and Google" DigiTimes 10:29 AM
  • "AT&T's data caps infuriating users, enriching developers" Bloomberg News 10:28 AM
  • "Video game industry looks for new plan to reach players" Reuters 9:57 AM
  • "Yahoo Labs chief, strategist jumps to Google, report says" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Yahoo to Lay Off Thousands in Massive Restructuring: Report" FOXBusiness 10:44 AM
  • "Yahoo's New CEO Preps Major Restructuring, Including Significant Layoffs" AllThingsD 9:37 AM
  • "AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7800 Series Graphics Sets Pace for Graphics Industry: Bringing to Market Its Third Series of Graphics Cards Based on Its New GCN Architecture" Marketwire 9:49 AM
  • "Swisscom Delivers Unified Communications Services With Private Cloud Solution From HP: Managed Voice and Data Services Provide Maximum Flexibility for Swisscom's Corporate Users" Marketwire 9:51 AM
  • "Citi and IBM Enter Exploratory Agreement on Use of Watson Technologies" PrNewswire 9:52 AM
  • "Korean Air Upgrades to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and Adds New cMRO Functionality to Transform Its Operations" Marketwire 9:58 AM
  • "Microsoft: Cloud Computing to Create Millions of Jobs/Countering conventional wisdom, new commissioned research from IDC predicts the cloud will generate nearly 14 million new jobs worldwide by 2015." PrNewswire 9:57 AM
  • "U.S. senator demands probe of smartphone apps that steal contacts, photos" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:45 AM
  • "Megaupload founder extradition papers filed by US: A formal request for the extradition of Megaupload's founder has been filed in New Zealand by the US government." BBC 10:14 AM
  • "IRS software glitch delays some tax refunds" Reuters 10:08 AM
  • "EU to Decide on Future of Google Antitrust Probe Next Month" Bloomberg 9:57 AM
  • "California Expects to Get $2.5 Billion From Facebook IPO" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "7 office suites for Android devices: Want to take your work with you? These office suites make it possible to view and edit your documents on an Android device" Network World 10:48 AM
  • "7 new features in Ubuntu 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' beta 1: A quick guide to what you can expect in next month's Ubuntu Linux release" PCWorld 10:48 AM
  • "Learning from the cloud's failings" InfoWorld 10:47 AM
  • "How do you build a wall around the cloud?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:44 AM
  • "Why I'm learning to code" CNNMoney 10:39 AM
  • "6 data recovery tools for SD cards, USB drives and more: Have a damaged USB thumb drive or memory card? These applications can help you save your data." Computerworld 10:22 AM
  • "If you're using 'Password1,' change it. Now." CNNMoney 10:20 AM
  • "Strollers going gaga for high-tech gizmos: Oh baby!" Boston Herald 10:16 AM
  • "15 New Rules For IT To Live By: The old IT rulebook is obsolete, but the new one that accounts for the rise of mobile, social, and analytics hasn't been written. Consider this a first draft, so your revisions are welcome." InformationWeek 10:09 AM
  • "Will Tape Replace The Hard Drive? Tape isn't dead. Here's why it might actually grow in importance and eventually replace many hard disk drives." InformationWeek 10:09 AM
  • "Companies Let Workers Bring Their Own Devices, but at What Cost? (Video)" AllThingsD 9:44 AM
  • "Lexmark Buys Data Capture Specialist Brainware In Latest Software Move" CRN 10:21 AM
  • "CVC, ValueAct Work on Joint Cash Offer for British Software Maker Misys" Bloomberg 10:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Sell Apple?! iPad3 May Provide the Chance" [Paid Membership Required] 6:10 PM
  • "Apple Slips But Rebounds; Kass Covers" Barron's 11:24 AM
  • "Apple Gains Share Amid Slowdown" Forbes 10:43 AM
  • "Apple Has More Growth Potential Than You Think" The Motley Fool 11:24 AM
  • "If I'm an Apple Investor, I Want a Dividend" Money Morning 10:15 AM
  • "Yoshikami: What Apple Must Do to Dominate Long Term" CNBC 11:24 AM
  • "Apple Is Hard to Resist: Funds that don't own the tech giant are effectively betting against it" [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "Apple: $1,900 Implied Value per iOS User, Says ISI" Barron's 11:57 AM
  • "Hedging Apple Shares: Trading patterns reveal a rise in bearish option bets on the high-flying consumer-electronics giant." Barron's 12:23 PM
  • "Don't Forget Buffett Missed Apple And Google, State Street's Gold Guy Says" Forbes 11:24 AM
  • "Apple Incorporated or Silver Wheaton Corporation?" IBTimes Gold 8:43 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks move solidly lower/ Asian shares fell Tuesday, with steel makers among the top decliners, following their global peers lower on growth concerns." MarketWatch 9:29 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Techs hurt by chip selloff; IBM breaks $200/SIA report shows decline in semiconductor sales for January" MarketWatch 4:55 PM
  • "S&P 500 Has Biggest Two-Day Decline in '12" Bloomberg 4:55 PM
  • "Stocks End Off Lows, but Global Fears Remain" CNBC 4:55 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower as China's Slower Growth Forecast Dings Sentiment" TheStreet 4:55 PM
  • "Stocks dip on China's lower growth outlook" CNNMoney 11:46 AM
  • "Stocks Slip on Growth Data: Stocks bounced back from morning losses Monday but still ended the day lower amid concerns about slowing global economic growth." [Paid Membership Required] 4:57 PM
  • "Telecom Stocks: MetroPCS, Leap Wireless fall on downgrade/Analysts cites valuation, spectrum issues for prepaid carriers" MarketWatch 11:48 AM
  • "Stocks set to open lower" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canada stocks fall on global economic concerns" MarketWatch 11:49 AM
  • "Asian Shares Fall: Resource and technology shares pulled down Asian markets after China forecast slower economic growth and as tensions surrounding Iran prompted investor caution." [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Fall as China Targets Lowest Growth Rate Since 2004" Bloomberg 9:46 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian markets fall, led by tech, resource stocks" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "Stocks Drop in Europe as China Cuts Forecast for Economic Growth" Bloomberg 11:46 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe ends lower on PMI data, China/Miners decline as China cuts economic growth target" MarketWatch 11:47 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:53 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:53 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:56 PM

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