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

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Apple Press Releases
  • "Apple Special Event: March 7, 2012/Watch streaming Video from today's special event." Apple Events 3:01 PM
  • "Resolutionary: The new iPad" Apple 1:31 PM
  • "Watch the iPad Video" Apple 1:32 PM
  • "Watch the TV ad" Apple 1:33 PM
  • "Retina display. See everything like never before. Four times more pixels than iPad 2. Razor-sharp text. Richer colors. The Retina display transforms the entire iPad experience. So everything looks and feels incredibly lifelike and perfectly detailed." Apple 1:33 PM
  • "iPad: Technical Specifications" Apple 1:36 PM
  • "Apple Launches New iPad: New iPad Features Retina Display, A5X Chip, 5 Megapixel iSight Camera & Ultrafast 4G LTE" Apple 1:37 PM
  • "Apple Brings 1080p High Definition to New Apple TV: New Apple TV Features iTunes Movies and TV Shows, Netflix, Photos & More in HD" Apple 1:37 PM
  • "Apple Brings 1080p High Definition to New Apple TV" Business Wire 12:39 PM
  • "iPhoto: Give your photos the perfect touch. There's so much power built into iPhoto for iOS, you need to touch it to believe it. Using only your fingers, you can make a blue sky bluer. A landscape greener. Or a smile brighter. From the moment you touch the screen, the way you see things will never be the same." Apple 2:14 PM
  • "iMovie: Very independent filmmaking. iMovie helps you turn the HD Video you shoot on your iOS device into a thrilling trailer or masterpiece worthy of the red carpet (even if it's just the one in your living room). And since iMovie is designed for Multi-Touch, all you have to do is tap, swipe, and drag to make some movie magic." Apple 2:15 PM
  • "GarageBand/Wanted: Rock 'n' roll heroes. No experience required. Whether you're a musical prodigy or just love creating your own walls of sound, GarageBand for iOS gives you all the tools you need to lay down fresh tracks, have a jam session with friends, and record music anywhere you go." Apple 2:15 PM
  • "Apple Completes iLife for iOS With Introduction of iPhoto & Major Updates to iMovie & GarageBand" Apple 1:37 PM
  • "Apple Completes iLife for iOS With Introduction of iPhoto & Major Updates to iMovie & GarageBand" Business Wire 1:19 PM
Apple News
  • "U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers: Justice Department Threatens Lawsuits, Alleging Collusion Over E-Book Pricing" [Paid Membership Required] 9:53 PM
  • "Gene Munster: Apple's Product Pricing a Big Deal" CNBC 3:56 PM
  • "Apple boasts of more power in new iPad: Apple has made a bid to consolidate its huge lead in the fast-growing tablet market by launching a new iPad with improved screen technology and more powerful networking capabilities." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:29 PM
  • "Apple's Cook lifts lid on newest, 4G-powered iPad" Reuters 1:20 PM
  • "A new, high-definition iPad from Apple" CNN 3:56 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad: Thicker and heavier than iPad 2" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Apple Unveils New iPad With 4G LTE" [Paid Membership Required] 1:10 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad: Now the company competes with everyone" CNET News 4:03 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad takes aim at the PC" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 10:17 PM
  • "Apple: 172 million iOS devices sold, making 76% of company revenue" The Next Web 12:20 PM
  • "Apple sold 172 million 'post-PC devices' in 2011" BetaNews 12:41 PM
  • "Tim Cook: Post-PC devices made up 76 percent of our revenues" 9 to 5 Mac 12:21 PM
  • "Clues to Apple's Post-Jobs Direction in iPad Event: Apple Inc. is expected to take the wraps off its latest iPad on Wednesday, which analysts widely expect will help the company maintain its dominant position in the fast-growing tablet market." [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Three iPads later, other tablets still dead on arrival"  CNNMoney 8:32 AM
  • "iPad HD will surpass laptops on key features" CNET News 7:54 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' death clears way for Apple-Android peace talks: Apple is reportedly negotiating with Android manufacturers to license its patent portfolio as it continues to pile up the ammunition such negotiations will need."  The Register 8:20 AM
  • "Apple reportedly offered license deals to Samsung and Motorola -- but differentiation remains key" Foss Patents 9:25 AM
  • "Ahead of iPad debut, Samsung hits Apple with a suit: Samsung files a new lawsuit against Apple in South Korea, alleging that its iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are violating three of its patents."  CNET News 7:54 AM
  • "Ahead Of Today's Apple News, Samsung Files Yet Another Suit In Korea Over iPad 2, iPhone 4S" TechCrunch 8:18 AM
  • "Samsung Files Lawsuit Against Apple In Seoul" [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Proview Creditors Stake Claim on 'IPAD'" [Paid Membership Required] 10:29 AM
  • "Ready for Another Round of iPad Madness? Apple's event Wednesday will most likely focus on a new version of the iPad, which could usher in a high-resolution screen, among other tweaks and improvements. Until then, though, the company's attempted to shine a spotlight on its contributions toward job creation, though the way it's come up with its numbers has caused some skepticism." MacNewsWorld 8:51 AM
  • "Apple's next iPad may be a 4G game changer" Reuters 8:17 AM
  • "Apple faces new fight in China IP dispute" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Files Motion to Quash Samsung Subpoena in Apple v. Samsung Lawsuit" Patently Apple 9:14 AM
  • "iTunes 10.6 lands with 1080P skills" 9 to 5 Mac 3:05 PM
  • "iTunes 10.6 brings 1080p Video, iTunes Match upgrades" iPodNN 4:30 PM
  • "iTunes 10.6 now available to download at, supports 1080p movies from the iTunes Store" The Verge 3:53 PM
  • "Apple updates GarageBand, iBooks Author, iPhoto for Mac and iWorks, iLife, Find, Remote apps for iOS" AppleInsider 9:14 PM
  • "Apple releases Configurator app for Mac" 9 to 5 Mac 3:55 PM
  • "Adobe previews Shadow, a free Web development utility, on Adobe Labs" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "New Flashback Variant Changes Tack to Infect Macs" Intego 8:50 AM
  • "Back Up Your Google Data with CloudPull: Do you trust Google? Let me rephrase that. Assuming that you trust Google sufficiently to use their services — Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, and Google Reader — do you trust Google not to lose your data?" TidBITS 10:20 AM
  • "MacMost Now 680: Filtering Rows and Columns in Numbers" MacMost 8:00 AM
  • "Help Your Mac Remember Wireless Networks [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Mac Video Tip: Open A Website From The Terminal" MacTrast 8:39 AM
  • "Quickly Email Current URL from Mac OS X" OS X Daily 8:51 AM
  • "You can install Lion on top of Snow Leopard (upgrading the OS to Lion), on top of Lion (e.g. to repair a corrupted OS), or on a volume which contains no bootable OS. According to the licence agreement, the App Store and USB thumb drive editions of Lion are only licensed for use on Macs running Snow Leopard. Therefore you must at least own a licensed copy of Snow Leopard for the computer to upgrade it to Lion. You can still buy Snow Leopard from the Apple online store." MacInTouch 9:46 AM
  • "10.7: Keep Silver Aerogel blur effect in Terminal at all times" Mac OS X Hints 10:06 AM
  • "Notes on Apple Updates after The iPad Event" eXtensions 7:58 PM
  • "Mountain Lion Automatically Sets Up Mail, Calendars And Messages When You Log Into Webmail" Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Windows 8 and Mountain Lion: Same Problem, Different Answers" Tech.pinions 8:23 AM
  • "SmackDown: iCloud vs. Dropbox. Who Wins?" PixoBebo 8:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "Speed Up your External Mac Hard Drives with Drive Genius External Defrag, the latest App from Prosoft Engineering" Prosoft Engineering 2:27 PM
  • "Adobe ships Lightroom 4, slashes price to $149" FairerPlatform 10:14 AM
  • "Glu Mobile Brings Blood & Glory to the Mac App Store" PRNewswire 9:17 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 7 update supports OS X Mountain Lion, Windows 8" AppleTell 8:41 AM
  • "Skype for Mac gets mild refresh, adds auto updates and improved UI in group calls" Engadget 10:07 PM
  • "Yet Another 9 Crazy Ways To Control Your Mac's Sound Volume" Mac 360 8:11 AM
  • "Finally, A Mac Menubar Weather App You'll Be Proud To Use" Bohemian Boomer 8:11 AM
  • "The Mac App That Does Something Funny, Stupid, And Cheap" TeraTalks 8:10 AM
  • "How Much Should You Pay For A To Do App That Syncs Between Macs?" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "The Free Mac App That Repairs Photos, Erases Dust And Scratches, And Retouches" McSolo 8:08 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "LTE iPad pricing now live from Verizon and AT&T" 9 to 5 Mac 3:51 PM
  • "Verizon, AT&T Get to Duke It Out Over 4G iPad; Sprint, T-Mobile Stuck on Sidelines" AllThingsD 4:29 PM
  • "Photos: Apple Announces New iPad" Techland 3:07 PM
  • "Two Minute Video: Five New and Noteworthy iPad Features" Techland 10:58 PM
  • "US, European iPad ownership rockets: iPad ownership is rocketing in Europe's five leading economies, with more than 11.4 million people now in possession of an Apple fondleslab, market watcher ComScore said today." Register Hardware 10:39 AM
  • "New 4G iPad marks the beginning of the end for 3G" CNNMoney 11:16 AM
  • "Apple's New iPad a Boon for Verizon?" [Paid Membership Required] 8:19 AM
  • "Verizon installing LTE equipment in Apple stores for iPad 3?" CNET News 7:53 AM
  • "Android outpaces IOS to widen US smartphone lead" The Inquirer 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Dominates BrandFinance Global 500" MacNews 9:19 AM
  • "Class Claims IPhone 4S is a Pricey Come-On: The voice-activated Siri assistant on the Apple iPhone 4S doesn't work as advertised, and is just a ploy to lure customers to buy a more expensive iPhone, a man claims in a federal class action."  Courthouse News Service 8:24 AM
  • "A product Apple won't unveil: Todd Beauchamp was a star engineer at Apple: he helped create the company's ubiquitous white earbuds. Now, with a new startup, he says he's building his own Apple." Fortune 7:47 AM
Live Coverage iPad Event
  • "Apple iPad 3 / iPad HD Media Event Live Blog" Apple Bitch 11:51 AM
  • "Live blog: Crowd in S.F. preparing for Apple's expected iPad announcement" Silicon Valley 11:24 AM
  • "Live From the Apple iPad Event [Live Blog] Mashable 11:06 AM
  • "TIME's Apple iPad Event Live Coverage" Techland 11:06 AM
  • "Apple March 7th iPad event Liveblog" ["Some news: We've just got the name of the B82 adapter: UpdatedApple Digitial AV Adapter."] 9 to 5 Mac 10:38 AM
  • "Apple iPad event live update" The Loop 10:31 AM
  • "Apple Launch Live Blog at Noon ET" TheStreet 10:30 AM
  • "Live from Apple's iPad 3 Media Event" AppleInsider 10:06 AM
  • "MacDailyNews presents live coverage of Apple's 'See and touch' special event" MacDailyNews 10:03 AM
  • "Coming Up: Apple's Event Coverage Live and in HD" AllThingsD 9:30 AM
  • "Live Feed: Apple 7 March press event: iPad 3 (or iPad 2S, iPad HD)" Macworld UK 9:22 AM
  • "Apple iPad event live blog" GigaOM 8:42 AM
  • "Apple iPad 3 event: live" Telegraph 8:23 AM
  • "Upcoming: Apple iPad 3/iPad HD LiveBlog" UberGizmo 7:57 AM
  • "Apple 'See and Touch' Event Live Blog on March 7th, 2012" The Mac Observer 7:56 AM
  • "Apple iPad 3 Event – March 7th 2012" SlashGear 7:56 AM
  • "Live Apple iPad 3 event coverage!" gdgt 7:53 AM
  • "iPad HD Apple Event" Gizmodo 7:53 AM
  • "Apple next-generation iPad liveblog!" Engadget 7:53 AM
  • "Latest Updates From Today's iPad Event" MacTrast 7:53 AM
  • "March 2012 Apple Event Metaliveblog: Welcoming our new iPad overlords" TUAW 7:52 AM
  • "Apple iPad live blog (Wednesday, March 7)" CNET 7:52 AM
  • "Live Update: Apple March 7 press event" Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "Live From Apple's iPad 3 Event In San Francisco" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "Live Blog: Apple iPad 3 Event" Mac|Life 3/6
  • "Live coverage of Apple's product announcement" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 3/6
  • "(Almost) Live Coverage of the iPad Event" SchwarzTech 9:41 AM
  • "Apple March 7th Special Event: Live Blog" iClarified 8:40 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Vendors of 7-inch tablet PCs concerned if Apple launches 7.85-inch iPad" DigiTimes 10:08 PM
  • "Panasonic prices its 2012 Blu-ray players" CNET Reviews 12:02 PM
  • "Acer claims first discrete graphics Ultrabooks: Optical drive squeezed in too" Register Hardware 11:42 AM
  • "Canonical CEO says Ubuntu beats Windows and Mac OS on the desktop: User interface improvements steal a march on commercial rivals, says Shuttleworth" PCWorld 11:37 AM
  • "Cypress Semi cuts Q1 sales target" EE Times 11:22 AM
  • "Fake AV attack targets Wordpress users" Techworld 11:14 AM
  • "Amazon May Join Netflix and Hulu and Produce Original TV Content, Report Says" PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Corel Releases First HTML5-Capable Video-Editing Software" PC Magazine 11:10 AM
  • "Google looking to unload Motorola's TV set-top box business" New York Post 11:06 AM
  • "What's Next For Google Play? Audiobooks And Magazines" TechCrunch 11:32 AM
  • "Google launches Play service combining music, movies, books and apps" New York Post 11:06 AM
  • "Android 4.0 Headed for Verizon 4G LTE Devices" eWeek 10:40 AM
  • "KineticD Cloud Backup Suite Includes Schedule-Based File Backup" eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "Adobe Shadow Sharpens Websites on Any Device" eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "EA to Revive 'SimCity' Franchise in 2013" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "Rise of 'nomophobia': More people fear loss of mobile contact" CNN 10:31 AM
  • "Facebook hit by technical problem across Europe" BBC 10:25 AM
  • "Anonymous Posts Response Letter To Snitch Sabu (On A Hacked Security Firm's Website)" Forbes 10:43 AM
  • "Anonymous takes down security firm's website, vows to fight on after arrests: Panda Security says hack of PandaLabs did not breach company's internal network" Computerworld 10:34 AM
  • "AntiSec hacks security site to protest LulzSec arrests" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Two asteroids named after Unix co-creators" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Ciena sees stronger second half, shares rise" Reuters 9:53 AM
  • "Three iPads later, other tablets still dead on arrival" CNNMoney 9:36 AM
  • "Ron Johnson: Retail's new radical/He's the guy behind the Apple Store and Target's cool cachet. Now he wants to fix J.C. Penney. Who is Ron Johnson, and will his high-stakes makeover really work?" Fortune 7:54 AM
  • "TUAW TV Live: The new iPad (and Apple TV) episode" TUAW 4:29 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' 'Passion for Perfect Products': Exclusive Interview With His Biographer" Daily Ticker 10:32 AM
  • "Maria Langer's Latest Books: iBook Author and Excel Data Sorting" MacVoicesTV 9:55 AM
iPad/Apple TV/iOS Updates
  • "Apple's new iPad: Get all the details here" CNET News 3:10 PM
  • "Apple Announces Third-Generation iPad" TidBITS 2:32 PM
  • "Apple Upgrades iPad With Modest Changes" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:37 PM
  • "Apple's iPad with retina display, quad core graphics ships March 16" Ars Technica 1:09 PM
  • "Meet the new iPad: Here are the specs of the new device Apple (AAPL) unveiled on Wednesday" Fortune 1:09 PM
  • "Apple's 'New iPad' Is Here: What's New?" BYTE 4:05 PM
  • "Lytro Photos of the New iPad" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:24 PM
  • "Apple's new A5X chip may be for iPad only, analysts say" IDG News Service 9:13 PM
  • "Apple offering AppleCare+ for iPad" 9 to 5 Mac 2:38 PM
  • "Apple will continue to sell 16GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 for $399, 3G model for $529" AppleInsider 1:52 PM
  • "The iPad 2 won't die: Will live on for $399" The Next Web 1:52 PM
  • "Apple's older iPad 2 now sells for $399" Reuters 4:05 PM
  • "iOS 5.1 is out: Redesigned Camera app, battery optimizations, delete Photo Stream images" 9 to 5 Mac 3:04 PM
  • "Apple confirms iOS 5.1, with Siri in Japanese, available today" The Next Web 12:21 PM
  • "Long awaited iOS 5.1 will be online today" TUAW 2:38 PM
  • "Apple Reveals LTE iPads For Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, Telus, And Bell" TechCrunch 1:09 PM
  • "A Guide to the iPad's New iSight Camera" Mac|Life 4:29 PM
  • "Shipping Estimates for New Apple TV Slip to 1-2 Weeks" MacRumors 10:08 PM
  • "Meet the New Apple TV, a Lot Like the Old Apple TV" Techland 3:06 PM
  • "Apple Announces New Apple TV" TidBITS 1:43 PM
  • "New Apple TV goes full HD" iTWire 4:24 PM
  • "Apple TV contains custom A5 chip not found in any other Apple product" MacDailyNews 6:13 PM
  • "HBO Deals Keep Fox, Universal Out of New iCloud Movie Service" AllThingsD 3:47 PM
  • "iPhoto Joins iLife for iOS, Apple Updates Other Apps" TidBITS 4:15 PM
  • "Apple Announces iPhoto for iOS" Mashable 1:52 PM
  • "GarageBand for Mac Update Improves iOS Project Support" The Mac Observer 4:13 PM
Apple HW/SW News
  • "We now see International 4G iPads in Apple's inventory system" 9 to 5 Mac 12:12 PM
  • "Senseg hints to Pocket-lint that iPad 3 will feature its Feel technology"  Pocket-lint 8:08 AM
  • "Will the iPad 3's display let you 'feel' what's on-screen?" CNET News 8:16 AM
  • "iPad 3 to Include Haptic Display Technology to Provide On-Screen Textures?" MacRumors 8:48 AM
  • "Rumor mill: Will the new iPad have a tactile display?" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "New iPad to reach consumers on March 16?" CNET News 8:16 AM
  • "New iPad expected with faster chip, sharper screen" Associated Press 7:55 AM
  • "Stunning New Apple Devices that will follow the iPad 3 HD! Sources in the Asian component supply chain and others close to Cupertino have revealed to the Register that Apple intends to follow up its global fondle-slab dominance by introducing new and groundbreaking products intended to eliminate the flaws inherent in the slablet form factor." The Register 11:59 AM
  • "iPad 3 To Get New $99 AppleCare+ Warranty Covering Accidental Damage [Rumor] Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "iOS Hacker Confirms iPad 3 Will Get 1GB Of RAM" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "J33 Apple TV introduced tomorrow will be $99, B82 part will be $39, iPad AppleCare +: $99"  9 to 5 Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Adds App Store Catalog Section Ahead of New iPad" PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's App Store parades surprise new Catalog model" The Register 10:39 AM
  • "The Ivy Bridge Preview: Core i7 3770K Tested" AnandTech 8:36 AM
  • "Apple blocks booze, cigs sales with parental control patent" The Register 9:24 AM
  • "I have an odd problem with my new Linksys E2500 router. My new computers (3 from 2011) all connect just fine, as does the printer and a couple other devices. However, my old iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 running 10.5.8 can't get a DHCP address, even if connected via ethernet. I see (tcpdump) the DHC request and reply, but I don't know how to investigate the packet contents to see if that would help. If I provide a manual IP address, they can use the internet. Both older systems worked fine with the Netgear router I replaced. Any suggestions?" MacInTouch 9:45 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Infinity Blade For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For $2.99 (Normally $5.99)" Apple Sliced 8:11 AM
  • "New York Post iPhone Edition Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:11 AM
  • "FlickPig For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:11 AM
  • "iPad 2 now a steal at $429, shedding $150 in RRP overnight" APC Magazine 9:12 PM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "New Special Offers Are Posted At TheMacBundles" TheMacBundles 8:02 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:39 AM
  • "Namco Bandai Celebrates 30 Years Of Dig Dug By Putting Many Of Their Classics On Sale" App Advice 8:32 AM

  • "We get our hands on the impressive new iPad: From a vivid display to a speedier connection, the new iPad represents a step up from the wildly popular older models." Seattle Times 10:56 PM
  • "The New iPad: It's in the Apps" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:25 PM
  • "Review: New iPad neither dud nor 'revolution'" CNN 6:22 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad: A first hands on [Video] Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 6:16 PM
  • "A Brief Hands-On With Apple's New iPad (Video)" AllThingsD 3:56 PM
  • "Apple TV's new user interface: Hands-on" CNET Reviews 8:15 PM
  • "LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series 6TB RAID array" Macworld 11:11 AM
  • "Jabra Sport A Great Handsfree Accessory For The IPhone" MacNews 8:36 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iPhoto for iPhone and iPad: Hands On" Mashable 10:57 PM
  • "iPhoto arrives on iOS (hands-on)" CNET News 10:48 PM
  • "iMovie 1.3 for iOS Review" SlashGear 9:14 PM
  • "Cleartune - Chromatic Tuner Review: Tuner app goes beyond the basics" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "A Quick Look at Apple's Catalogues Section on the iTunes Store" eXtensions 8:27 AM
  • "Review: aPilotsQuest – A Flying Game With A Difference" MacTrast 8:39 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Help Purple" AppleTell 8:41 AM
  • "Placesaver Review: Placesaver makes marking locations significantly easier and more user-friendly." 148Apps 9:21 AM
  • "Rocket Weasel Review: Rocket Weasel is the perfect game for puzzle junkies. It combines a great look with fun and interesting levels for a really fun game." 148Apps 8:55 AM
  • "Burger Bustle HD Review: Burger Bustle HD is a basic time management diner game with no flavor of its own" 148Apps 11:11 AM
  • "RhythmStar Catch Review: Zany to look at but pretty dull to play." 148Apps 10:07 AM
  • "How to choose the iPad carrier that's right for you" CNET 8:11 PM
  • "Use Siri To Pull Up Awesome And Informative Facts With This Tweak For iPhone" Redmond Pie 9:23 AM
iPad/Apple TV Event & New Products Analysis
  • "Strip away all the Apple showbiz and what's at the core of the latest iPad?" Irish Times 10:58 PM
  • ": The best news about the new iPad's camera? There's an app for that." ZDNet 10:57 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad: What could it mean for gamers?" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 10:36 PM
  • "Why the new Apple iPad and iCloud still aren't green enough" GreenBiz 10:08 PM
  • "Apple ready to tackle television with its new iPad" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:16 PM
  • "Apple teases there is 'a lot to look forward to' in 2012" AppleInsider 9:15 PM
  • "Everything We Think We Know About Apple's Events Is Wrong" Techland 9:14 PM
  • "Why doesn't the 'new iPad' have a name?" CNN 8:56 PM
  • "New iPad: What Apple Left Out/Apple didn't overlook much in the new iPad, but Siri and a few other features are missing." InformationWeek 8:23 PM
  • "Apple's New iPad: 6 Key Features/No, it's not called iPad 3 or iPad HD, just 'iPad,' or 'new iPad,' if you must. We break down Apple's big changes." InformationWeek 8:23 PM
  • "Apple's 'New iPad' Is Here: What's New?" BYTE 8:23 PM
  • "A Boast of the Biggest 4G Network for the iPad Is a Stretch" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:18 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad's iPhoto app and a future for Photoshop" Computerworld 5:24 PM
  • "The New iPad: Setting the Stage for Innovation" Tech.pinions 5:23 PM
  • "The new iPad: Rumor vs. reality" CNET News 4:29 PM
  • "New iPad is still just 'iPad' -but don't let that bother you" iTWire 4:24 PM
  • "Apple's New iPad: 6 Key Features/No, it's not called iPad 3 or iPad HD, just 'iPad,' or 'new iPad,' if you must. We break down Apple's big changes." InformationWeek 4:05 PM
  • "New iPad: What Apple Left Out/Apple didn't overlook much in the new iPad, but Siri and a few other features are missing." InformationWeek 4:05 PM
  • "The new iPad and gaming: What will change?" CNET News 4:03 PM
  • "New iPad: Why quad-core graphics?" CNET News 4:03 PM
  • "Do yourself a favor, get AppleCare+ for the new iPad" CNET Reviews 4:03 PM
  • "New iPad doesn't blow me away, and it doesn't need to" CNET News 4:03 PM
  • "Apple 'does an iPhone 4S' with new iPad: Disappointed?" ZDNet 3:56 PM
  • "What the New iPad Won't Do" Wired 3:56 PM
  • "With the new iPad, Apple yawns" CNET News 3:56 PM
  • "Apple dissing Siri on iPad is a big mistake" CNET News 3:55 PM
  • "The new iPad" ZDNet 3:53 PM
  • "Just Call it the iPad" Mashable 3:53 PM
  • "Apple: Here's Why We Didn't Call It The iPad HD, Or iPad 3" Business Insider 3:53 PM
  • "The New iPad: How A Gut Renovation Masquerades As Incremental Innovation" Forbes 3:46 PM
  • "Why the Retina display is responsible for Apple boosting the 3G app and media download limit to 50MB" The Next Web 3:09 PM
  • "The New York Times continues idiotic vendetta, claims Apple's new iPad only offers 'modest changes" MacDailyNews 2:37 PM
  • "Did Apple Just Preview A New Logo?" Cult of Mac 2:28 PM
  • "iPad 3: What we didn't get" CNET News 1:52 PM
  • "Editorial: Apple's iPad Competitors Should Just Give up" The Mac Observer 1:43 PM
  • "iPhoto for iPad: First take" CNET News 1:30 PM
  • "Apple's iPad Event: No Alarms and No Surprises" Minyanville 1:29 PM
  • "Tim Cook: Samsung's tablet apps the bastard children of smartphone code" The Next Web 1:05 PM
Apple Op/Ed
  • "Meet some people who bought an iPad 2 this week" CNET News 9:14 PM
  • "iPad 3 Rumors: What Did We Get Right?" BYTE 8:22 PM
  • "Resolutionary, really? Great hardware update, less than stellar marketing" Mac.Blorge 6:52 PM
  • "Five Reasons to Buy the 2012 'Retina' iPad" Bare Feats 5:22 PM
  • "Could A 14-inch MacBook Air Be 'Son of Pismo?' – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:10 PM
  • "Tablets as Computers, Tablets as Cable Boxes: Why the iPad Is Different" Wired 11:58 AM
  • "Most-Wanted iPad 3 Feature? Retina Display" PC Magazine 11:11 AM
  • "Steve Jobs vs. Microsoft's Sinofsky: Vision vs. hindsight/There's a fundamental difference between the way the iPad was created and how Windows 8 is unfolding" InfoWorld 11:05 AM
  • "Whoa: iPad 3 might let you 'feel' on-screen objects" GigaOM 11:11 AM
  • "The 'iPad 3' debuts: What to look for/After the initial iPad's jaw-dropping debut and the amazing iPad 2's launch a mere year later, what more can Apple do?" InfoWorld 11:04 AM
  • "Apple iPad 3: AppleCare+ and an iPad HD name?" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 11:04 AM
  • "Haptics, iPads and all that jazz" TUAW 10:38 AM
  • "iPad3: What Does Apple Want Us To Touch? In the invitation for today's iPad event, Apple said that it has something we really need to touch. Could that be a new, haptic-feedback display?" InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "Do Businesses Really Need a Retina Display iPad?" iPadCTO 10:14 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Chum" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:07 AM
  • "The iPad 3 Could Be Made Out Of Liquid Metal" Cult of Mac 10:07 AM
  • "Amazon's the One That Apple Should Worry About" Forbes 10:05 AM
  • "Apple only wants 2.5 percent" Mac.Blorge 10:15 AM
  • "Apple: Bernstein Sees Gradual End to Patent Fights" Barron's 10:05 AM
  • "Special Coverage: Last-Minute iPad Event Predictions" SchwarzTech 8:55 AM
  • "Siri's big brother from Google" I, Cringely 8:55 AM
  • "iPad 'Retina display' image declared fake: Other unverified image shows 'iPad HD' packaging" Macworld UK 9:22 AM
  • "iPad 3 Will Have A 'Retina' Display? – [Photo, Updated X2: iPad HD?] RazorianFly 8:51 AM
  • "The Last Word on iPad Predictions (Yours!)" Techland 8:50 AM
  • "The iPad HD: Is This How Apple Will Own the Living Room?" Mashable 8:41 AM
  • "What I Expect From Today's Apple Media Event" MacNews 8:36 AM
  • "Welcome, iPad HD: Office Equipment Star? Tomorrow's enterprises will be seeing a lot of what some call the iPad 3, making it something CFOs should know all about."  CFOworld 8:35 AM
  • "Why I will buy a new iPad" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "iPad 3 predictions" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "It's Apple iPad Launch Day: 11 Moments To Expect" Mashable 8:31 AM
  • "The Most Likely of All iPad Rumors" Yahoo! News 8:27 AM
  • "Apple iPad 3: Features You Want to See the Most" TheStreet 8:26 AM
  • "iPad 3 rumored to be released soon: Is it true? It's rumored that Apple's new iPad could be on sale as soon as next weekend. John Blackstone reports on the possible release, which would be the first product introduced since Steve Jobs died." [Video Report] CBS News 8:15 AM
  • "Analyzing Apple's All-Time Top Apps Lists"  SplatF 8:01 AM
  • "Five Things That Would Make the iPad 3 a Better Business Tool" PCWorld 7:59 AM
  • "Hey, Apple: If you can stream Paul McCartney over iTunes Live on my AppleTV, when you can start streaming your keynotes live (like the one in a few hours)? Especially if you release an upgraded AppleTV – heck, I'd even pay a few dollars from my iTunes account and get up at 5AM rather than wait for the delayed replay" Les Posen's Presentation Magic 8:12 AM
  • "EPillow: A Lapdesk for Your Tablet" Wired 11:49 AM
  • "January chip sales down 14% on annual basis" EE Times 11:22 AM
  • "TI, Nvidia tied for second in tablet CPUs" EE Times 11:22 AM
  • "The tips and tricks of 'Mass Effect 3': The final war with the Reapers has begun and these are tips and tricks that will help you save the galaxy in 'Mass Effect 3.' In-Game's Todd Kenreck reports." [Video Report] MSNBC 11:03 AM
  • "How to choose the right NAS system for your business" CIO 10:50 AM
  • "Netflix, coming to a cable box near you?" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:46 AM
  • "LulzSec Members Charged; Google Announces Play; Mass Effect 3 Released" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "Today in Tech: Apple revealing iPad 3 today" Fortune 10:45 AM
  • "Study forecasts tech job growth in region: Lofty prospects tied to cloud data trend" Detroit News 10:37 AM
  • "LulzSec Sabu Arrest: Don't Relax Yet, IT" Dark Reading 10:12 AM
  • "IT To RIM: Your Best Days Are Behind You/More than 500 IT pros weighed in on RIM's failings and uncertain future." InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "RIM results will continue to disappoint: BMO" Reuters 10:10 AM
  • "Jumbo smartphones: Is bigger really better?" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "An Exclusive Look At iPad 3's Features (Gimmick)" M.I.C. Gadget 10:31 AM
  • "Bachelor iPad: The Prototypes Tell All." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 8:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Targus already shipping iPad 3 cases" CNET Reviews 8:13 PM
  • "ZAGG Introduces invisibleSHIELD®, ZAGGfolio™, Other Accessories for New Apple® iPad®" Business Wire 1:42 PM
  • "Infinity Blade: Dungeons Gets A First Look At Apple Event" App Advice 1:30 PM
  • "Released by Apimac the new generation of Self Timer for iPhone!" Apimac 1:11 PM
  • "WebMD the Magazine for iPad Arrives, And It's Free" App Advice 9:29 AM
  • "Easy Learning - The Study Helper for iOS - Optimize Brain States" PRWeb 9:18 AM
  • "Inventing an Internet Good for Kids: ZillyDilly's Free Offer Extended to Welcome Apple's Next iPad" PRWeb 9:18 AM
  • "Jailbreak Apple TV: Imminent Release of Third Generation Apple TV Jailbreak Announced Just Days Prior to Highly Anticipated Product Launch" PRWeb 9:18 AM
  • "Watch your favorite ABC Family shows on your iPhone and iPad with ABC Family" iMore 8:41 AM
  • "'Awesomize' your photos and travel through time with Smugmug's Camera Awesome for iPhone" iMore 8:41 AM
  • "Roccat Power-Grid puts controls for your PC games on your iPhone" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "GlobZ Re-Creates 'TwinSpin' for the iPhone With Autodesk Scaleform" Business Wire 8:23 AM
  • "Ave Investments, Inc. announces the $499 Square iRegister for Apple iPad 2 and 3" Business Wire 8:20 AM
  • "Pictures Mania HD 2 v1.0 for iPad - Spot the Difference Game from China" prMac 4:30 PM
  • "The Dating Game iPhone app - The most valuable app on the planet" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Doodle Nuke for iPhone out now" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Match Trek Arcade - Arcade style matching game" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "The Most Anticipated iPhone App for Medical Personnel Just Launched" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "The Lorax Mustache You A Question" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "TapLynx Releases New Version of Mobile App Builder - iAds Now Included" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Super Flash Accelerated Learning Games for Children: Animals - iPad Only" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "TinkR' Labs launches Lakota Toddler for iOS devices" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Introducing RPS Rumble - An Original Take of an Old School Classic" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Hello Pettle 1.0 for iOS- Cute Pet + Rattle = Pettle -18 Toy Animals" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "BattleBog 1.0 Available on the App Store" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "PhatWare Releases WritePad SDK 3.0 for iOS" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Logical Piano - The best way to learn how to play piano" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Write on Virtual Walls with your iPhone Using the Wallit App" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Final Freeway 2R 1.0 - Retro Racer Sequel Hits the Road" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "AP Mobile to showcase new app at SXSW Interactive" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Office for your iPad, The Lorax, and more Bargain Apps" Beatweek Magazine 8:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell: U.S. job growth is in services, not manufacturing/Brookings report details manufacturing losses" Computerworld 10:34 AM
  • "Cloud Business Application Adoption Rises Among Small Businesses: Dell" eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Gains Powerful Windragon Ally" Seeking Alpha 9:57 AM
  • "Windows 8: 8 Benefits For Business/Microsoft pitches more detail on Windows 8's security and manageability improvements for enterprise IT and SMBs, a week after releasing the consumer preview version." InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's business pitch for Windows 8 depends on tablets" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "Will Windows 8 Tablets Have What It Takes to Succeed?" PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Microsoft pushes Windows to Go feature as it woos enterprises to Windows 8" V3 11:45 AM
  • "Internet Explorer losing enterprise traction: Enterprise use of IE dropped 10 percent in 2011, while unpatched browser plug-ins have become a greater security threat" InfoWorld 10:50 AM
  • "Microsoft stumps up titsup Azure cloud compo: Microsoft has confirmed to El Reg that it will cough up service credits for customers walloped by the recent Azure outage."  11:41 AM
  • "Fable Guru Peter Molyneux Leaving Lionhead and Microsoft" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "IBM: Cloud Computing Use to Double by 2015" eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "IBM: Cloud deployment low now but won't stay that way/IBM survey finds that few businesses have substantially deployed cloud services" Network World 11:14 AM
  • "IBM Delivers New Solutions for Enterprise Cloud Shift" eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "IBM puts secure Windows, Linux in the cloud via USB" ZDNet UK 11:52 AM
  • "IBM streams Linux and Windows desktop through USB stick: Cloud service offers secure remote apps and data" Techworld 11:14 AM
  • "IBM Cognos Insight: Data Visualization For Less" InformationWeek 8:23 PM
  • "Fitch rates Hewlett-Packard note offering 'A'" Reuters 9:53 AM
  • "Intel Sets Sights on Ultrabook Adoption" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "McCain pushes Orwellian cyber-security bill" TG Daily 11:39 AM
  • "McCain cybersecurity bill slammed" Reuters 11:26 AM
  • "Senators to hear pitch for tougher cyber security" Reuters 8:20 PM
  • "F.B.I. Director Warns Congress About Terrorist Hacking" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:18 PM
  • "Tiny Transmitters Could Help Avert Data Throttling: A cluster of the devices can replace the transmitters atop a typical cell tower." Technology Review 11:32 AM
  • "IT to Power Future Job Creation" CIO 11:13 AM
  • "As ultrabook makers seek stronger sales, some opt for low cost" CNET News 10:08 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "How Apple Investors Can Profit from the New iPad"  Money Morning 3:44 PM
  • "The $629 Question: iPad 4G or A Slice of the AAPL?" WSJ Blogs 1:29 PM
  • "Microsoft And Apple Both Looking Buyable" Forbes 9:23 AM
  • "The Right Time to Sell Apple's Stock Is ..." TheStreet 8:31 AM
  • "Wall Street set to rise on jobs report, Apple eyed" Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "4 Stocks Poised For Apple iPad 3 Boost" TheStreet 9:37 AM
  • "Asian Apple Suppliers' Stocks React" WSJ Blogs 9:15 PM
  • "McQueen Says Apple to Lose Tablet Market Share in 2012" Bloomberg 10:36 AM
  • "Life Technologies' Beery on IPad Use for Business" Bloomberg 10:36 AM
  • "Apple's New IPad to See 'Strong Demand,' Lamba Says" Bloomberg 10:35 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets gain with exporters advancing/Asia markets rose on Thursday, with exporters gaining in Japan and miners moving higher in Australia, after a rebound for U.S. stocks lifts sentiment." MarketWatch 8:29 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher on Jobs, Greece, Possible Fed Aid" TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks rebound after worst loss of 2012" CNNMoney 4:06 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rebounds on Employment Data" Bloomberg 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks Ride Strong Data Higher: Stocks rebounded from Tuesday's slump after reports Federal Reserve officials are considering new steps to boost the economy and amid optimism Greece will succeed in its debt restructuring." [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks poised to bounce back" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "London stocks rise; Admiral gains on earnings: Index consolidates gains after U.S. private-sector payrolls increase" MarketWatch 11:55 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Fall Third Day on Debt-Swap Concern, Australian GDP" Bloomberg 11:55 AM
  • "Europe Stocks Edge Up" [Paid Membership Required] 9:48 AM
  • "European Stocks Advance on U.S. Hiring Report, Greek Debt Swap" Bloomberg 11:55 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Banks boost Europe stocks ahead of Greek debt swap/ADP jobs report from the U.S. supports markets" MarketWatch 11:55 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:30 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:41 PM
  • "1 Excellent High-Yielding Tech Stock" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 9:58 AM
  • "Dividend Payout Ratio Charts On 5 Tech Stocks" Seeking Alpha 12:00 PM
  • "5 Technology Stocks No Longer Overbought" Seeking Alpha 11:59 AM

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