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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Judge orders Google, Motorola to hand over Android data to Apple: U.S. Circuit Court Judge Richard A. Posner yesterday ordered Motorola Mobility and its soon-to-be parent company Google to hand over development information about Android to Apple, according to Bloomberg, which obtained court documents. In addition, the judge said that Google must provide Apple with information about the company's $12.5 billion deal to acquire Motorola Mobility."  CNET News 8:09 AM
  • "Google, Motorola Ordered to Give Android Data to Apple" Bloomberg 8:31 AM
  • "Google, Motorola Ordered to Give Data to Apple" [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Apple Scores in Patent Fight Against Google and Motorola" Time 3:58 PM
  • "Apple Offered Licensing Deals to Patent Foes: Apple Inc. is fighting a multi-front patent war against competing makers of mobile devices, demanding injunctions that would block sales of their products. But the company has also indicated a willingness to cut deals with competitors, according to people familiar with the matter." [Paid Membership Required] 3:49 PM
  • "Apple Offered Licensing Deals To Some Patent Foes -Sources" Dow Jones 4:20 PM
  • "Apple offered to license its patents to Android handset makers at $15 a pop" Ars Technica 5:54 PM
  • "Apple sued by patent firm linked to Microsoft" ZDNet UK 8:11 AM
  • "Apple looks to stay ahead of tablet race: IPad 3 expected to debut on as market heats up with 'Fire'" MarketWatch 7:54 AM
  • "How Many U.S. Jobs Does Apple Really Create?" NPR 5:52 PM
  • "The complete Apple iPad 3/iPad HD pre-launch guide"  Computerworld 8:10 AM
  • "In China, Apple faces its 'Nike moment'?" Reuters 7:54 AM
  • "Samsung emerges as Apple's chief rival in innovation: South Korean electronics giant is surprising source of breakthroughs in the me-too mobile market" InfoWorld 8:00 AM
  • "iPad dispute signals new era in trademark troubles" Associated Press 8:11 AM
  • "Kodak Opposes Apple's Bid to Restart Patent Litigation" IDG News Service 8:14 AM
  • "Exclusive: San Jose's SunPower to provide solar panels for Apple's massive new data center in North Carolina" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 4:21 PM
  • "Number of iPads sold by Apple by quarter: Apple has sold more than 55 million iPads since its debut in 2010. Here's the breakdown by quarter" Associated Press 4:36 PM
  • "Apple pushes out Mac OS X update to fix Time Machine fail" The Register 8:08 AM
  • "Apple releases OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update" FairerPlatform 7:34 AM
  • "Hacker From 'Anonymous' Boasts Cracking iCloud Account Of National Police Cybercrime Unit Head" App Advice 4:22 PM
  • "Parallels update brings Windows 8 and Mountain Lion support" MacFixIt 5:36 PM
  • "Tackle font problems using OS X Lion's Font list" MacFixIt 3:53 PM
  • "How to convert a POP email account to IMAP: Take these steps to see the same email messages on your Mac, iPhone, and more" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "Ripping and playing high-fidelity CDs on Mac OS X" IT.Enquirer 7:51 AM
  • "Correct spelling from the keyboard" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "2 Free Apps For Safari That I Don't Want You To Use" BohemianBoomer 7:40 AM
Press Releases
  • "Skype 5.6 delivers Lion fullscreen, automatic updates, bug fixes" FairerPlatform 3:44 PM
  • "Sol Robots products are now OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) Ready" Sol Robots [PDF Download, 2 pages] 12:15 PM
  • "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Now Available: Innovative Shadow and Highlight Recovery and Enhanced Digital Photography Workflows Mark A Milestone Release" Business Wire 9:00 AM
  • "Adobe Patches Two Critical Bugs in Flash Player" Intego 8:42 AM
  • "Adobe Releases Lightroom 4" MacStories 8:41 AM
  • "Lightroom 4 Ships with New Album & Video Editing Features" The Mac Observer 7:59 AM
  • "Zevrix Updates BatchOutput for Microsoft Excel: Improves Output Controls" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "ThinkTime Creations introduces Instant 1.0 for Mac OS X" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Sorenson Media launches Squeeze 8 Pro with support for Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, Dolby Pro audio and more" IT.Enquirer 7:52 AM
  • "Got Out Of Focus Photos? There's A Mac App To Put The Focus Back In" TeraTalks 7:49 AM
  • "How To Turn A Free Word Processor Into A Gaudy, Expensive Hot Rod Word Tool" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "Try The Free Mac App That Lets You Read Later, But Share Now, While It Lasts" McSolo 7:48 AM
  • "How To Do Perfect Photos On A Mac Even When The Photo Isn't Perfect" Mac 360 7:39 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is revamping the iPad App Store ahead of tomorrow's event with optimized Top Charts and new 'catalogs' category" 9 to 5 Mac 9:19 PM
  • "Apple Creates a New App Store Category Called 'Catalogs' on Eve of Media Event" MacRumors 8:59 PM
Live Coverage iPad Event
  • "Live Blog: Apple iPad 3 Event" Mac|Life 4:36 PM
  • "March 7th iPad Event Coverage" MacTrast 4:20 PM
  • "Join TUAW tomorrow for day-long Apple event coverage" TUAW 4:19 PM
  • "Apple iPad live blog (Wednesday, March 7)" CNET News 11:15 AM
  • "Live coverage of Apple's product announcement" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 9:07 AM
  • "Our liveblog of Apple's iPad 3 event starts at 10AM PST, March 7th" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Fans Hot-Wired For Latest iPad News" Sky News 7:54 AM
  • "Jumptap: Android, iOS Now 91% Of All Mobile Ad Traffic, Kindle Fire 33% Of All Tablet Use" TechCrunch 10:33 AM
  • "Need to run the country from your iPad? There's a £20,000 taxpayer-funded app for that, Prime Minister" Daily Mail (UK) 10:11 AM
  • "Apple iPad Usage Explodes Among Small Businesses: The Report identified iPad users in the SMB community - 34 percent - are tech-savvy and financially successful." eWeek 8:28 AM
  • "Air Force Unit Chooses iPad For Flight Manuals: Air Force Mobility Command awards $9.36 million contract to Executive Technology to procure up to 18,000 iPads to serve as electronic flight manuals." InformationWeek 10:33 AM
  • "Air Force set to replace paper manuals with iPads" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 11:13 AM
  • "China Mobile hits 15 million iPhone user milestone" ZDNet 8:01 AM
  • "China Mobile Claims 15 Million iPhones without Apple Deal" The Mac Observer 5:37 PM
  • "Russia exempts Apple's iPad from 5% import duty, leaves its rivals fuming" The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "Russia Scraps 5% Import Duty on Apple's iPad, Vedomosti Reports" Bloomberg 8:19 AM
  • "Android and iPhone Now Hog 91% of Mobile OS Market Share: Jumptap February MobileSTAT Report Shows Uphill Battle for Android and iOS Competitors" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "iOS three times faster than Android for HTML5" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "This Is the 25 Billionth App Downloaded From Apple" Gizmodo 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone con man knifed to death in knock-off mobile brawl" The Register 8:01 AM
  • "One stolen iPad nets $35 million in drugs" Tech.Blorge 7:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google takes on iTunes store with Google Play" Macworld 4:21 PM
  • "Eye-controlled arcade games move closer" [Slideshow] ZDNet UK 12:12 PM
  • "Samsung announces tiny, budget-minded Galaxy Pocket" ZDNet 12:09 PM
  • "Approxy Teases Instant Gaming Gratification With 'Cloudpaging'" Ars Technica 12:04 PM
  • "Colleagues, Competitors Recall Intel's Jim Jarrett" WSJ Blogs 12:02 PM
  • "AOL pulls the plug on Brizzly: Users' pictures to disappear on March 31st" The Register 11:55 AM
  • "LG pioneers 3D streaming: LG has become the launch platform for a new 3D streaming standard." TG Daily 11:29 AM
  • "Spider silk is superb conductor of heat" TG Daily 11:29 AM
  • "Eric the jammer silences mobile phones on buses" Mashable 11:24 AM
  • "Motorola to offer phones with VMware hypervisor, too" IDG News Service 11:09 AM
  • "Adobe Lightroom 4 Gets Maps, Video, and Books at Half the Price" PC Magazine 11:06 AM
  • "Mass Effect 3 Hits Retail, Sci-Fi Gamers Squeal" PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "New Game Controller Stretches Thumbs to Mimic Action On Screen" PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "Amazon Web Services enacts 'significant' price cut: Reserved Instances of EC2 will cost up to 42 percent less" IDG News Service 10:52 AM
  • "Co-chiefs likely to run future TSMC, says Chang" DigiTimes 10:43 AM
  • "Verwaayen Says Alcatel-Lucent Not 'on a Cliff'" Bloomberg 10:27 AM
  • "Robotic cheetah 'breaks speed record for legged robots'" BBC 10:23 AM
  • "Eric Schmidt leaves privacy out of his vision of the future: Meanwhile other speakers at the Cebit opening ceremony emphasised personal data protection" Techworld 11:28 AM
  • "'Think back to Star Trek': Google boss lays out future vision at world's top tech fair" Agence France-Presse 11:24 AM
  • "Google recasts Android Market with new name" Reuters 12:29 PM
  • "Google saves searches across devices with 'recent' icon" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "Nokia: No U.S. release for 41-megapixel PureView 808 smartphone" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Acer shows off new ultrabooks and laptops at CeBIT" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Rumor Has It, Ep. 23: The iPad is so close, we can taste it (podcast)" CNET TV 3:48 PM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 127" 148Apps 4:20 PM
  • "With iPad, Apple masters the art of the pricey upgrade: Although their current tablets work fine, many owners are eager to buy the latest iPad, which is expected to have an improved display, a faster processor and 4G cellular capability." Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 7:53 PM
  • "Sources: Apple TV update, iPad 3 for Verizon and AT&T LTE launching tomorrow, no quad-core SoC"  The Verge 3:47 PM
  • "New iPads, Apple TV boxes to share 'A5X' chip (report)" CNET News 3:47 PM
  • "Apple's next iPad will be available on March 16th, additional launch event planned" 9 to 5 Mac 3:55 PM
  • "Apple iPad Shipments Suddenly Rise: Next Tablet in Stores by Weekend? [REPORT] Mashable 4:22 PM
  • "Apple's next iPad may be a 4G game changer" Reuters 10:00 AM
  • "Apple: New Tablet Reportedly To Be Called iPad HD" Forbes 8:08 AM
  • "iPad 3 improved camera is most wished-for feature" Crave @ CNET 8:14 AM
  • "Oh Verizon, you tease...!" iMore 8:13 AM
  • "Verizon Wireless: 'Something is coming'" MacDailyNews 8:56 AM
  • "Apple's rumored iTV 'the biggest thing since the smartphone,' says analyst"  Digital Trends 8:30 AM
  • "Apple TV refresh may be on the agenda at this week's Apple event" Ars Technica 9:40 AM
  • "98% of U.S. Apple Retail Stores Out of Stock of Apple TV [Updated] MacRumors 8:35 AM
  • "Stocks Of Existing Apple TV Seriously Low; Updated Apple TV Announcement Imminent?" AppleBitch 9:46 AM
  • "Apple TV stock nearly evaporated ahead of refresh" Electronista 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Rolls Out New iPad App Store Interface" Apple Bitch 3:44 PM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn now using X-ray machines to catch defective products" Digital Trends 8:30 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Android OEM's won't like Apple's Latest iOS Patent Win" Patently Apple 6:17 PM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for iWallet: The one that will rule the World"  Patently Apple 10:40 AM
  • "New Apple patent outlines rules for iTunes-based 'iWallet' transactions" AppleInsider 8:08 PM
  • "Apple's Winning Streak for Multi-Touch Patents Continues"  Patently Apple 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Patents Involve Media Gifts, Managing Data, More" MacNews 8:42 AM
  • "Patent Shows Apple Working On Smaller Optical Disc Drives" MacNews 8:50 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Reflekt For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:35 AM
  • "Dark Fury Pro For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $5.99)" Apple Sliced 7:35 AM
  • "Tactical Warrior For iPhone Is $0.99 Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 7:35 AM
  • "Future Shop Canada price drops all iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G by $150" iMore 6:03 PM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "Closeout, Refurbished & Used Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide --Prices Start From $719" MacReviewZone 10:19 AM
  • "Bible Dictionaries on Sale Until March 20, 2012" Accordance 12:17 PM

  • "Belkin LiveAction Camera Grip for iPhone review" AppleTell 3:49 PM
  • "The IHaven iPad case looks good but doesn't justify its high price" Macworld 3:59 PM
  • "Samsung SSD Provides a Speedy Upgrade -for a Price" The Mac Observer 3:44 PM
  • "The Scosche Kickback g4 for the iPhone 4/4S is a shell case with a flip-out kickstand" Macworld 8:40 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Photoshop Touch Proves iPad Is Every Bit A Real Computer [Reviews] Cult of Mac 6:56 PM
  • "Adobe Photoshop Touch Review: Adobe Photoshop Touch is the best photo editing app for iOS. By only including a subset of features, the interface is uncluttered and easy to use." 148Apps 4:21 PM
  • "Twittelator Neue - Twitter Client for iOS 5 Review: Trend-bucking stylistic choices characterize Twitter client" Macworld 8:42 AM
  • "Will eNotebook for iPad Replace the Three-ring Binder? iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:42 AM
  • "Another Simple Photography app for iOS Devices: Image Straightener" eXtensions 7:35 AM
  • "Python's Hunt For Holy Grail Continues On iPad – One For True Fans Only [Review] Cult of Mac 4:22 PM
  • "WWE WrestleFest HD Review" Mac|Life 9:39 AM
  • "Mass Effect Infiltrator Review: It's certainly no mini Mass Effect, but Infiltrator just might be the best cover shooter on the App Store." 148Apps 4:20 PM
  • "Circadia Review: Circadia is a fun puzzle game that forgoes flashy graphics for clean visuals and a simple objective." 148Apps 4:21 PM
  • "Live Score Addicts Review: An essential app for soccer fans in need of a way to quickly check the latest scores." 148Apps 8:39 AM
  • "How do I securely wipe my iPad for resale?" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me de-install Pogoplug" TUAW 4:19 PM
  • "Track Shipments Quickly from iOS" OS X Daily 8:41 AM
  • "Easy Typing With a Little-Used iPhone Feature" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:39 AM
  • "iPad 4G LTE: if it happens, which carrier should you choose?" TUAW 9:19 PM
  • "The iPad HD: Is This How Apple Will Own the Living Room?" Mashable 9:09 PM
  • "Walter Isaacson Held Back Apple TV Details from Jobs Bio" The Mac Observer 8:21 PM
  • "Apple to push interactive catalogs as part of 'iPad 3' rollout on Wednesday" AppleInsider 8:08 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 8:36 PM
  • "Over 40% Of iPad Owners Plan To Buy iPad 3, But They Want It To Be Cheaper [Report] Cult of Mac 7:52 PM
  • "Will the iPad HD battery be able to handle 4G LTE?" CNET Reviews 7:52 PM
  • "How a Quad-Core Chip Would Supercharge iPad Performance" Wired 7:24 PM
  • "iPad 3 may lack magic, analyst cautions" Toronto Star 6:24 PM
  • "Editorial: Apple TV: Growing from Appliance to Television" The Mac Observer 6:06 PM
  • "Intel's new Xeon chips and the future of the Mac Pro" Macworld 5:56 PM
  • "The iPad 3 and the Future of the Web" Webmonkey 5:30 PM
  • "Hey Apple: please give us a cheap(er) iPad" Appolicious 4:24 PM
  • "iPad 3 last minute rumor roundup: iPad HD, release date, 4G LTE" Digital Trends 4:20 PM
  • "Why does iPad need a HD display?" BetaNews 3:59 PM
  • "What to Expect at Apple's Event Tomorrow" Gizmodo 3:53 PM
  • "Siri Responded to A Chinese Man Asking Her About iPad 3" M.I.C. Gadget 3:53 PM
  • "Isaacson left details of the 'next Apple TV' out of Steve Jobs biography"  The Next Web 3:51 PM
  • "Admiration for Apple: What Goes Up Must Come Down?" PCWorld 11:14 AM
  • "Will Apple's continued success be followed with another failure?" PCWorld 10:41 AM
  • "Note to Apple: Buttons aren't bad in moderation" Boston Herald 10:32 AM
  • "iPad mini to be 7.1-inches claims insider" SlashGear 10:33 AM
  • "iPad 3: 5 Things You Won't See/As Apple prepares to launch a new tablet on Wednesday, the rumor mill churns on the iPad 3. But here's what not to believe." InformationWeek 10:33 AM
  • "Apple iPad 3: 10 Must-Have Features/The iPad 3, whatever its real name may be, debuts Wednesday. Here's what we most hope to see." InformationWeek 10:33 AM
  • "iPad 'HD' Or Something Else? – What Will Apple Call Its Next-Generation iPad?" RazorianFly 9:48 AM
  • "Will the new iPad drive massive upgrades?" iMore 9:48 AM
  • "Apple's next iPad won't be pressure-sensitive, but your next stylus might be" Macworld 9:07 AM
  • "United Students Against Sweatshops: In China, Apple is facing its 'Nike moment'" MacDailyNews 8:55 AM
  • "What new devices will Apple announce tomorrow?" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "Apple could lose $9 billion in one day if aliens descended from the skies to steal it" The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Could Lose $100 Million Per Day If The iPad 3 Doesn't Ship Tomorrow" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "iOS Ebb and Flow" Pxldot 8:18 AM
  • "The Apple Smart TV Report: A Serious Problem the Media Ignores" The Tech Night Owl 8:05 AM
  • "Just Call It An iPad And Call It A Day" App Advice 8:31 AM
  • "Can Apple Ship the New iPad to the US Fast Enough?" Gizmodo 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's iPad row reflects worries of hyper-competitive China market" Associated Press 8:02 AM
  • "R.I.P BlackBerry, Nokia Gets A Sugar Daddy, Android Fragments, iDevices Rule, Apple TV" PixoBebo 7:35 AM
  • "Windows 8's desktop mode: Microsoft's 'Classic'" OSNews 7:38 PM
  • "So THAT'S What Google+ Is Really About: Advertising" Business Insider 4:29 PM
  • "Is it really Zeus vs. Anonymous?" CSO 11:11 AM
  • "Mass Effect 3 Review Roundup: Pleasing Even the Usual Critics" Techland 11:56 AM
  • "Review: 'Mass Effect 3' a beautiful, fitting finale" CNN 10:34 AM
  • "Search ninja part 4: How to search FTPs with Google" ZDNet 12:11 PM
  • "Google Can Expect Apple Battle If It Launches Own 'Siri'" Forbes 10:47 AM
  • "You'd Need 76 Work Days to Read All Your Privacy Policies Each Year" Techland 11:56 AM
  • "Google's privacy policy: Incoherent and confusing" The Register 11:54 AM
  • "Lost your Android phone? Didn't install a phone-finder? Have a Plan B." Houston Chronicle 10:50 AM
  • "Which Android Security Tools Are Worth Your Time?" PCWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Android Anti-Malware Tests Show Big Detection Differences" BYTE 10:18 AM
  • "Don't get faked by Android antivirus apps" Download 10:10 AM
  • "How to get a job at Facebook" Fortune 10:04 AM
  • "The Cloud Introduces Changes to Traditional Delivery" Wired 12:04 PM
  • "E-discovery in the cloud? Not so easy: Don't wait till the lawyers come calling to figure out if you can find your cloud-based data." Computerworld 10:36 AM
  • "It's not pie in the sky. The cloud is making jobs" [Audio Report] MarketWatch 10:04 AM
  • "Today in Tech: Massive Yahoo layoffs coming" Fortune 10:00 AM
  • "Roku is in a sweet spot in shifting TV land" MarketWatch 9:47 AM
  • "Everybody but the users wrong about Galaxy Note?" Tech.Blorge 8:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Epson Ultimicron: Electronic Viewfinders for Cameras" eXtensions 9:19 PM
  • "Square details NYC's iPhone-based taxi system" Electronista 7:15 PM
  • "Elgato offers Thunderbolt SSD" Macworld 3:59 PM
  • "'Mass Effect Infiltrator' Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 3:55 PM
  • "BadgeVille rolls out gamification SDK for iOS, Android" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "Jeff Gamet on MacJury: Macworld | iWorld & Exhibitors Tips" The Mac Observer 11:07 AM
  • "Compendium App For Fans Of Vampire Academy Author Richelle Mead Arrives" 148Apps 10:41 AM
  • "Study: Apple, Intel, Cisco Offer Best Product, Relationship Experience" MacNews 10:34 AM
  • "Ten One Design shows off pressure sensitive iPad Blue Tiger Stylus" SlashGear 10:33 AM
  • "Write on Virtual Walls with Your iPhone Using the Wallit App" PRNewswire 9:20 AM
  • "SimplePons Adds Four Geo-territories in Florida and South Carolina" PRNewswire 9:20 AM
  • "Synology Announces the Official Release of DiskStation Manager 4.0" PRNewswire 9:20 AM
  • "Ireland's eircom Group Deploys Aptilo's Mobile Data Offloading Solution" PRNewswire 9:20 AM
  • "First Collaborize Classroom™ Mobile App Released: Students Can Now Participate via iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch" PRNewswire 9:20 AM
  • "Aiseesoft Provides Apple Fans the Best Accessories for iPod, iPhone!" PRNewswire-Asia 9:20 AM
  • "DIY Weddings(R) Magazine Introduces their Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Apps" PRWeb 9:01 AM
  • "PDF Reader Pro by YUYAO Updated to Further Enhance Mobile Reading Experience" PRWeb 9:01 AM
  • "SignNow Launches iPad App and Raises $2m From Khosla Ventures" PRWeb 9:01 AM
  • "Sorenson Media Launches New Sorenson Squeeze 8 Pro with Support for Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, Dolby Pro Audio and Other Professional Features" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "Accellion, Inc. with Quickoffice Offers Integrated, Secure, File Editing, Saving, and Sharing Environment for Mobile Devices" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "Canon U.S.A. Announces New PIXMA Printer Supports Airprint for Wireless Printing from ipad, iphone & ipod Touch" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "U.S. Bank Rolls Out In-Store Credit Card App for iPad®" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "Cloud-Based Microsoft Office from OnLive is Available on the iPad" Apple Gazette 8:41 AM
  • "Nancy Gravley Talks Mac at Austin Computer Club Tonight" The Mac Observer 8:35 AM
  • "Now You Can Save The Galaxy On The Go! Mass Effect Infiltrator Available On iOS" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "iMac 21.5" And 27" Dual Hard Drive Kits!" iFixit 8:04 AM
  • "New iFixIt kits offer expansion to new iMacs" MacFixIt 6:02 PM
  • "The Gambler - sports Betting, simulation lottery, stock and slot machine" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Action Sticker HD-YooHoo&Friends Lite - Free Stuffed Toy Animals on iPad" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "LandMarked for iPhone - View and Share Places You Love" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "MegaCubic Launches Puggy the Monster - Trail of Shadow on iPhone" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Mitchlehan Media LLC Releases AR Flashcards for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Shot MeMo: Capture Memos and Memories with New iOS App" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Catch the Airplanes HD" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Crime - The Motion Comic 1.0 for iOS: Gripping, Stylized Motion Graphics" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "DocAS 4.0 - Annotate PDF, Take Notes and Handwriting for iPad" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "iStandard Clock 3.0 for iOS - iPad World Clock, Alarm, Timer and More" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Marketing Inception hits the streets" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "SSA Mobile introduces Animated Color Messages 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "AP launches redesigned news app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Templates for Pages Pro for iPhone and iPad - 222 Customizable Templates" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Virtual Frog Dissection App donated by PETA to save frogs" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Fast paced iOS arcade action ramps up with Stuntman Sam" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Windy Press International Publishing House, LLC released 'Who Stole the Moon?', an interactive iPad book for children. This truly creative book opens a line of e-musicals books we'll be publishing in next months." Windy Press 7:51 AM
Computer Industry
  • "CeBIT: Microsoft COO Kevin Turner Demos Windows 8" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "Workers can't escape Windows 8 Metro - Microsoft COO" The Register 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Says Windows 8 May Be Its Most Important System So Far" Bloomberg 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Touts Windows 8 Management Power: COO Kevin Turner tells CeBIT audience that Windows 8 can deliver a consumer-style experience without compromising enterprise-class security and manageability." InformationWeek 10:51 AM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 8 bridges work and home" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "Windows 8: Something old, something awkward/Microsoft's old Windows desktop and tablet-friendly Metro UI make strange bedfellows" InfoWorld 10:52 AM
  • "Windows 8 Metro UI: A Bold New Face for Windows/Microsoft's Metro interface for Windows 8 takes some getting used to, but it delivers a better experience overall." PCWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Windows 8: No touch, no fun/The downside of running Windows 8 Consumer Preview with a mouse and keyboard" Network World 11:10 AM
  • "Microsoft outlines roadmap for Windows Embedded 8" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "Exclusive: Microsoft Office 15 features and improvements" The Verge 8:19 PM
  • "Microsoft Azure Leap Day Outage Questions Persist: Is defective security certificate from a third party to blame for Azure outage? Microsoft won't say yet." InformationWeek 10:18 AM
  • "Nokia confirms PureView camera technology to land on Windows Phone" V3 12:00 PM
  • "No joke: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 debuts on April Fools' Day" The Register 11:53 AM
  • "Microsoft releases to manufacturing SQL Server 2012" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "IBM streams Linux and Windows desktop through USB stick: Cloud service offers secure remote apps and data" Techworld 11:28 AM
  • "IBM's Watson Gets Wall Street Job After 'Jeopardy' Win" Bloomberg 10:27 AM
  • "IBM Takes Watson to the Bank" eWeek 10:45 AM
  • "IBM's Watson to advise Citigroup on financial risks and customer needs" V3 12:00 PM
  • "IBM Building Smarter System for Louvre Museum" eWeek 10:45 AM
  • ", IBM Partner On Microsoft Outlook Integration" InformationWeek 12:33 PM
  • "HP Preps Laser-Powered Chip of the Future" Wired Magazine 12:05 PM
  • "HP continues server overhaul with ProLiant updates" V3 12:00 PM
  • "New Intel Architecture is Built to Scale—At Many Levels: In the IT world, multiple trends are driving a whole new set of requirements for the data center." InformationWeek 12:32 PM
  • "Intel rolls first processor optimized for datacenters" EE Times 11:20 AM
  • "Intel targets data center with new Xeon E5-2600 chips: The Xeon E5-2600 chips are 80 percent faster and 50 percent more power-efficient than predecessors" Computerworld 5:54 PM
  • "Intel Xeon E5 processor hits the streets: New chips promise more power and efficiency and easier management" Techworld 11:27 AM
  • "Intel unveils Xeon E5 server chips for cloud computing and big data demands" V3 11:59 AM
  • "Intel intros E5 Xeon processors designed for cloud connectivity" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "Intel launches high-end server chip for the cloud" Reuters 12:21 PM
  • "Intel plugs both your sockets with 'Jaketown' Xeon E5-2600s" The Register 11:53 AM
  • "Intel sees more than 10 percent sales boost in Germany" Reuters 10:14 AM
  • "Server catfight! Intel disses AMD's SeaMicro buy" GigaOM 5:35 PM
  • "AMD owns up to CPU bug" ZDNet 12:09 PM
  • "Cisco's Digital Signage Portfolio Gets Cloudy" CRN 10:35 AM
  • "Q&A: HP VP Says 'We Are Not Pulling Back On Anything'" CRN 9:10 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook: A Quick Overview" Tablet News 5:55 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 review: Round Rock's first ultrabook is a chip off the old block" The Verge 6:57 PM
  • "Acer: $799 ultrabooks make no profit, aiming for $499 price nonetheless" The Verge 8:16 PM
  • "U.S. senators: No time to lose on strengthening cybersecurity" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "As Congress Debates Critical Infrastructure Security, Danger Grows: Security experts warn that new tools make it easier than ever to attack critical infrastructure control systems, as Congress debates legislative action." InformationWeek 12:34 PM
  • "Uncle Sam: If It Ends in .Com, It's .Seizable" Wired 12:05 PM
  • "Deutsche Telekom claims record data transfer record" BBC 10:23 AM
  • "Linux patent defense group expands open-source protection" ZDNet 12:09 PM
  • "The open source movement enlarges its shield: A consortium of powerful technology companies is expanding its patent shield to deter lawsuits." Fortune 9:58 AM
  • "'Big data' creating big career opportunities for IT pros" Network World 11:10 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why I'm Buying Apple Before Tomorrow's Announcement" The Motley Fool 9:11 PM
  • "Apple Stock Down Ahead of iPad3 Unveiling" WSJ Blogs 4:24 PM
  • "Sell Apple?! iPad3 May Provide the Chance: It may be time to buy the iRumor and sell the iFact." [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Speculating on the iPad event: Not for the faint of heart/Trying to make a quick buck on Apple in a market this uncertain may be a fool's game" Fortune 8:14 AM
  • "Investors roll the dice as Apple's value booms" Reuters 7:53 AM
  • "Apple price target raised to $710-share at BarCap" MarketWatch 9:55 AM
  • "How Big Is Apple?" [Slideshow] CNBC 9:59 AM
  • "Baird raises OmniVision on iPad contract, shares up" Reuters 10:33 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks slammed by global selloff: Hardware makers H-P, Dell and Apple feel heat of sector-wide slump" MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "U.S. stocks down most this year on Greek fears: Apple shares weigh on Nasdaq; Alcoa, Caterpillar drag Dow lower" MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "S&P 500 Caps Biggest Decline in 2012" Bloomberg 4:25 PM
  • "US stocks lower amid Greek worries" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:00 AM
  • "Dow Falls 204 Points in First Triple-Digit Loss of 2012" TheStreet 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks: Worst day of 2012" CNNMoney 4:25 PM
  • "Dow Loses 200 Points: Stocks fell sharply, punctuating a three-session skid with the biggest declines this year, weighed down by soft readings on global economic growth and concern over a looming deadline for Greece's debt swap with private bondholders." [Paid Membership Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks headed for pullback" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stocks dive on growth fear, China demand" MarketWatch 12:20 PM
  • "U.K. stocks fall; miners pull back on China: Hargreaves Lansdown, BSkyB resist broad decline" MarketWatch 12:20 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks move solidly lower" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "Asia Stocks Set for Two-Day Drop as Metals Slide on China Growth" Bloomberg 9:55 AM
  • "European Stocks Decline the Most Since November; Banks Retreat" Bloomberg 12:17 PM
  • "European Stocks Fall: European stocks slid Tuesday as market participants expressed worries about euro-zone and Chinese growth prospects, and amid caution ahead of further developments on the Greek debt-swap deal." [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop amid global growth concerns/Stoxx 600 posting biggest drop since November" MarketWatch 12:17 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:45 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:22 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 6:39 PM
  • "Chips slip. Dip or blip?" CNNMoney 12:18 PM

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