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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, March 9, 2012


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Friday 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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  • "Apple reaches for singularity in the post-PC world" ["While Apple has cornered the cool factor and continues to print money, the challenge will be in keeping the hits coming and not giving potential customers any reason to look beyond the 'i' products. A 'hit' isn't necessarily a 5-inch iPhone or 7-inch iPad, but just enough new cool and good timing to maintain momentum."]  CNET News 8:59 AM
  • "We Are Entering the True Era of Personal Computing" ["I would also like to preface this by saying that I agree with how Tim Cook illustrated what Post PC meant. He explained how Post PC means the PC is no longer the center. That is true. However, we are using this term 'post pc' only because a desktop or notebook form factor is what has been associated with 'PC.' We should not forget that the term PC literally means personal computer. So my overarching point is that we are actually in what is truly the PC (personal computing) era. My logic is as follows."]  Tech.pinions 9:02 AM
  • "Opinion: Why Apple's new iPad will lead through 2015 --and beyond"  Computerworld 8:44 AM
  • "What the New iPad Tells Us About the Next iPhone" MacNewsWorld 9:09 AM
  • "Apple's 2012 Fiscal Year Rides on New iPad" Mashable 9:12 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Gets Just Enough of Tune-Up to Pack a Punch" Reuters 1:05 PM
  • "Apple admits to two key allegations in ebook price fixing case" BetaNews 4:15 PM
  • "Apple wants ebook price class action suit thrown out" The Register 10:47 AM
  • "Authors Guild: DOJ Investigation Is 'Grim,' 'Tragic' News For Book Lovers/The Authors Guild weighs in on the news that the Department of Justice is investigating Apple and five of the big-six publishers for allegedly colluding on e-book pricing" paidContent 4:26 PM
  • "Apple Doubling Presence in Texas: Apple Inc. plans to build a $304 million campus in Austin, Texas, doubling its presence there over the next decade." [Paid Membership Required] 2:56 PM
  • "China Telecom Starts Selling iPhone 4S, Receives Over 200,000 Pre-orders" M.I.C. Gadget 8:31 AM
  • "China's Verizon gets the iPhone: Sales of the CDMA version began Friday at China Telecom's 2,850 retail outlets" Fortune 8:31 AM
  • "Why Apple's iCloud isn't ready for business"  Entrepreneur 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Claims Samsung Violated Judge's Order in Patent Infringement Case"  Bloomberg 9:54 PM
  • "Apple brings in 73 Korean-American contract attorneys and 20 reviewers to sift through tons of Samsung documents" Foss Patents 4:15 PM
  • "Apple denied bankruptcy court permission to sue Kodak" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 11:04 AM
  • "Judge to Apple: Leave Kodak Alone" DailyTech 9:45 AM
  • "Apple denied bid to sue Kodak over patents" CNET News 8:42 AM
  • "Security firm goes public with Apple Safari flaws: Secunia publishes information on two yet-to-be-patched vulnerabilities in the company's browser after Apple reportedly fails to provide informative status updates" InfoWorld 9:16 AM
  • "Danish firm outlines two unpatched Safari vulnerabilities" MacFixIt 4:48 PM
  • "Apple's new weapon for enterprise adoption of the iPad: Configurator tool" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Shutting Down on July 31 Amid Transition to iCloud" MacRumors 4:12 PM
  • "iPhoto for OS X update lets you delete pictures from the cloud" The Verge 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Configurator offers easy iOS deployment from OS X" MacFixIt 4:13 PM
  • "Apple Configurator Sets A Free Baseline For MDM" BYTE 5:52 PM
  • "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 breaks ground with new core features" Macworld 11:04 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Work with playlists" Macworld 9:03 AM
  • "Mac Video Tip: Turn Off Restore Windows For Apps In OS X Lion" MacTrast 9:48 PM
  • "MacMost Now 681: Sync Multiple iOS Devices To the Same Mac" MacMost 9:29 AM
  • "Mac Video Tip: Show Connected Drives On Your Desktop In Mac OS X" MacTrast 9:09 AM
  • "Apple Mail: Finding, Sorting, & Removing Previous Recipients" The Mac Observer 8:04 AM
  • "iTunes Match recognizes some digital copies of movies" Mac OS X Hints 10:13 AM
  • "The Easiest Mac Money And Budget App To Replace Quicken" Mac 360 8:19 AM
  • "When A Free Mac App Really Isn't Free And What To Do About It" PixoBebo 8:16 AM
  • "The Strange World Of Clock Apps For Mac Users" NoodleMac 8:11 AM
  • "Where Do You Find Great Mac Desktop Wallpaper Photos? (there's an app for that)" McSolo 8:10 AM
  • "What's New In Mac Todo List And Task Manager Apps? Same Old, Same Old" BohemianBoomer 8:08 AM
  • "The Best Free Word Processor The World Has Ever Seen" TeraTalks 8:06 AM
  • "A Free And Easy Way To Manage Passwords And Serial Numbers On A Mac" Mac 360 8:05 AM
  • "Windows 8 Earning Raves While Mountain Lion Hears Rants, Julie Bort Hates Her New Mac, and More" Low End Mac 1:03 PM
  • "Safari 5.1: Hidden SPAN element adds extraneous carriage return" Betalogue 12:28 PM
  • "Apple's Lion is a resource and security nightmare for IT" CIO 10:12 AM
  • "Post-PC' Isn't A Death Knell For The Mac" MacNews 8:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "Luxology ships CAD Loaders for modo 601" Architosh 12:23 PM
  • "Tipard iPad Transfer Pro for Mac Gets Update: Supports latest iTunes and iOS 5.1" PRNewswire 10:41 AM
  • "Astoria Software Opens Enterprise-Level XML Content Management To Mac OS X" PRWeb 10:40 AM
  • "SecureMac is Hiring Developers" prMac 9:45 AM
  • "Verto Studio 3D 1.0 for OS X - Popular 3D Design App for iPad Now on Mac" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "iSticky for iOS and OS X - Reborn as Real-time Sticky Note Sharing App" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Zevrix Releases Output Factory Light for Adobe InDesign" prMac 8:01 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Microsoft: OnLive's Windows-for-iPad tool breaks rules" ZDNet UK 8:43 AM
  • "Verizon Wireless Seen Getting More Benefit Than AT&T From Apple's New IPad" Bloomberg 10:11 AM
  • "Verizon offers free tethering on iPad 4G plans" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "Exclusive: Sprint iPad shows up in Best Buy's database" Engadget 9:18 PM
  • "Sprint-flavored iPad coming sooner rather than later?" CNET News 9:47 PM
  • "Best Buy's $50 off iPad 'deal': Not so sweet anymore" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 8:40 AM
  • "Netflix's Apple TV Deal Could Signal New Business Model" Yahoo! News 1:15 PM
  • "Virgin Mobile to launch LTE network, 'just in time for new iPad'" MobileSyrup 11:18 AM
  • "Virgin Mobile Introducing LTE in Canada for iPad Launch" The Mac Observer 11:17 AM
  • "Nielsen: 66% of homes with Nintendo, Sony handhelds have iOS" Electronista 4:20 PM
  • "Apple hiring for London, Ontario store to open in summer" MacNN 9:15 AM
  • "Report: BBC Working on an iTunes Competitor" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "For tablet computer visionary Roger Fidler, a lot of what-ifs: COLUMBIA, Mo. — Roger Fidler, in jeans and a black turtleneck, is watching Steve Jobs, in jeans and a black turtleneck, introduce the iPad." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:58 PM
  • "New iPad owners get ready to feel the LTE data cap" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Has iOS 5.1 turned the iPhone 4S into a 4G device overnight?" CNET News 8:47 AM
  • "Lying iPhone 4S mobes claim 4G connection on 3G network: Updated Apple's iOS 5.1 upgrade has left iPhone 4S-owning Americans baffled after their shiny smartphones claimed to have 4G connections, er, when they don't." The Register 8:29 AM
  • "Google Now Playing At Apple's Game For In-App Payments? No, Just Business As Usual, Says Google" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "RIM: UBS Sees FYQ4 'Tough,' But 'Mobile Fusion' is Intriguing" Barron's 12:03 PM
  • "StopTheHacker automatically removes malicious code from web pages: Security startup's latest features may be good for small businesses who want hands-off web page security management" Techworld 11:33 AM
  • "'We are in a post-PC world': former Microsoft visionary writes off home computer" Reuters 11:25 AM
  • "Technology designed for the disabled: Mobile devices, Web access were hot topics at a San Diego tech conference" UTSanDiego 11:23 AM
  • "HTC and Archos start rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich" ZDNet UK 11:51 AM
  • "Samsung delays Galaxy S II Android update" TG Daily 11:35 AM
  • "Anonymous defaces police equipment supplier site, releases Symantec code" Computerworld 11:12 AM
  • "Skyrim Named Game of the Year at GDC" PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "Torvalds disses overzealous OpenSuse security: In a rant to Google+, Linux creator Linus Torvalds hammers developers of OpenSuse for 'mentally diseased' security measures that trump usability" Network World 10:51 AM
  • "Japan's virtual pop idol: Crowd-sourced, computer generated" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:46 AM
  • "Dropbox Overhauls User Interface: The first name in file-syncing has rolled out a completely new look and feel for its service." PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "SXSWi welcomes innovators, inventors to Austin" USA Today 11:41 AM
  • "SXSW 2012: 'Spring Break For Geeks' Kicks Off in Austin" ABCNews 10:17 AM
  • "Quick fix: Pwnium exploit of Chrome patched within 24 hours" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Google Now Playing At Apple's Game For In-App Payments? No, Just Business As Usual, Says Google" TechCrunch 11:30 AM
  • "Exclusive: Google leans on developers to use payment service" Reuters 10:12 AM
  • "Google, Asustek co-brand 7-inch tablet PC to debut earliest in May" DigiTimes 10:38 AM
  • "TI profit warning sparks concern about Kindle Fire demand" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Ericsson plans job cuts in North America" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Sprint Announces Family Friendly ZTE Fury" PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "Samsung Patent Intros a Wild Concept for Smart Device-Skins" Patent Bolt 12:12 PM
  • "Google pressures Android developers to use Google Wallet payment service" MacDailyNews 8:56 AM
  • "Google, Asustek co-brand 7-inch tablet PC to debut earliest in May" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Apple's New iPad and Apple TV" Wired 9:47 PM
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 42 - Live From GDC!" Touch Arcade 4:47 PM
  • "Ted Landau Examines the New iPad, iPhoto for iPad and Where We Are Going" MacNotables 12:46 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg discusses 'The new iPad' with Avram Piltch of Laptop magazine, Adam Engst of TidBITS, and industry analyst Ross Rubin on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 12:00 PM
  • "New iPad, Apple TV, iOS 5.1, iPhoto app plus more! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 8:44 AM
  • "Third-generation iPad costs lowers Apple margin slightly" Electronista 9:49 PM
  • "3rd generation iPads begin to ship from Chengdu, China" 9 to 5 Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Apple informs customers new iPads now shipping en masse" MacDailyNews 10:23 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook confirms Italian language support coming to Siri in 2012" The Next Web 4:48 PM
  • "Apple IPad Shipments Pushed Back for New Pre-Orders" [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 PM
  • "Apple runs out of launch-day new iPads in US" Electronista 4:20 PM
  • "New iPad arriving later than scheduled for some Europeans" The Verge 10:15 AM
  • "New iPad orders could take up to three weeks to ship" Crave @ CNET 8:40 AM
  • "If You Pre-Order a New iPad Now, You Won't Get It on Launch Day" Gizmodo 4:27 PM
  • "Apple Retail Stores 'Likely' To Have Special Arrangements For Launch Of New iPad" AppleBitch 10:27 AM
  • "Apple retail stores mistakingly discounting iPad 2 by $200?" 9 to 5 Mac 9:03 AM
  • "New iPad: Retina display is biggest improvement" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Apple may risk iPad 3 display shortage" TG Daily 11:49 AM
  • "Tim Cook responds to customer email, confirms Siri Italian language support coming this year" 9 to 5 Mac 4:47 PM
  • "Does iOS 5.1 fix battery drain? Some say yes, some say no" CNET News 12:12 PM
  • "iOS 5.1 adds geofencing indicator" Macworld 4:21 PM
  • "Apple TV Software Update; New iPad Data Pricing; iPhoto Nixes Google Maps" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "'Regrouping' Android tablet makers extend Apple reign: The iPad 3 will prevent Apple's share of the tablet market from eroding as quickly as once thought, market watcher IHS iSuppli has admitted." Register Hardware 9:17 AM
  • "Apple's New iWallet Patent Hints At New Killer App" Forbes 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Borrows NVIDIA's Tegra Vision with the new iPad" Forbes 4:00 PM
  • "IPad chip designer ARM wants to crush Intel" CNNMoney 12:02 PM
  • "New iPad first tablet with Bluetooth 4.0: Should you care?" CNET News 9:47 PM
  • "New iPad Gets Bluetooth Tune-up for Health Care: The third-generation Apple iPad features Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Ready technology to allow patients to connect to interoperable medical monitoring devices." eWeek 10:41 AM
  • "Xeon E5: Next Step in Future Mac Pro" HardMac 10:48 AM
  • "Intel To Make Thunderbolt Faster Using PCI Express 3.0" Digital Arts 8:59 AM
  • "Apple has finally fixed a long-standing problem that they had not acknowledged. For some time now Keynote under iOS 5 did not work with Apple's Keynote Remote app with bluetooth. After updating to iOS 5.1 and updating the Keynote app, bluetooth and Remote work again! Long time coming and I am *very* glad to see this fixed." MacInTouch 1:03 PM
  • "Retina Display iPad, 1080p Apple TV, iOS 5.1, and iPhoto for iOS Announced; Small iPad Rumors; and More" Low End Mac 5:52 PM
  • "Can't Download iOS 5.1? Try These Fixes" OS X Daily 4:15 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "SwipeTapTap Pro For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:23 AM
  • "Tower Defense: Lost Earth For iPhone Is $0.99 Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:23 AM
  • "Peggle HD For iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $2.99), Also Marked Down To $0.99 For iPhone" Apple Sliced 8:23 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "Weekend Mac deals: Mac mini, $519; MacBook Pro, $929" FairerPlatform 5:29 PM

  • "Touching The New iPad – [Hands-On, Videos] RazorianFly 4:15 PM
  • "iPads Vs. Android: 3-Way Tablet Shootout/Is Apple's new iPad, the iPad 2, or Asus' best Android tablet right for you? We do a detailed comparison of cost, features, design, and other key criteria." InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "The New iPad Vs. Other Leading Tablets In The Market [Comparison] Redmond Pie 11:04 AM
  • "Analysis: Spec Comparison: New iPad vs. Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. Kindle Fire" The Mac Observer 5:05 PM
  • "Samsung: The new iPad is no work of art" CNET News 12:12 PM
  • "New iPad vs. iPad 2: How Apple's Old A New Tablets Compare (Infographic)" The Huffington Post 10:12 AM
  • "Roku 2 vs. the new Apple TV, what's the best streaming solution?" Digital Trends 8:59 AM
  • "Review: Elgato Thunderbolt SSD bus-powered accessory for MacBook Air, etc." Bare Feats 11:48 AM
  • "Sketching Out a Future for the Stylus" [Paid Membership Required] 8:41 AM
  • "Why I Love The Skech Porter Case For iPad [Review] Cult of Mac 4:26 PM
  • "SGP Linear Blitz Case for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 review" iMore 9:04 AM
  • "The Pad Pivot Is Extremely Versatile IPad Accessory" MacNews 8:43 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple TV Update: Hands On/Software Update 5.0 accompanies the 3G Apple TV media player and brings a new interface and numerous features to the device." PCWorld 9:00 PM
  • "Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 5.1" iLounge 12:05 PM
  • "GarageBand Review: Note editing, Jam Session help great app take another step forward" Macworld 9:19 PM
  • "'Hack' allows first-gen iPad owners to install iPhoto (hands-on Video)" The Verge 9:48 PM
  • "iPhoto for iOS: A Curate's Egg (excellent in parts)" eXtensions 7:29 AM
  • "Send Large Photos From iPhone To Anyone With Kicksend" The Mac Observer 12:46 PM
  • "Beautiful, Free, Informative: Smithsonian Channel App for iPad" The Mac Observer 4:48 PM
  • "Beat Sneak Bandit Review" Mac|Life 8:59 AM
  • "Follow the Story of a Princess in Tangled: Storybook Deluxe – iPad App Review" PadGadget 9:20 PM
  • "Fancy Pants Review: Fancy Pants is platformer with a a lot of content and fun bonus features. Anyone who has enjoyed the flash version should definitely download it." 148Apps 9:45 AM
  • "TwinGo! Review: Help the weather twins recover lost stars!" 148Apps 9:07 AM
  • "StreamGlider+ Review: StreamGlider+ is a news reader with tons of interface options that don't quite make up for a lack of features." 148Apps 1:14 PM
  • "Coco Loco Review: A sweet new take on a familiar theme." 148Apps 11:16 AM
  • "The Lost Shapes Review: Tile-based puzzling fun that's reminiscent of classic title Pipe Mania." 148Apps 3:59 PM
  • "Save Her Review: Twitch gaming that's simple fun yet lacks the competitive edge." 148Apps 4:16 PM
  • "How-to: Beam your photos with iPhoto for iOS" TUAW 9:17 AM
  • "Install Siri On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, And iPod touch With Free i4Siri Proxy Server For Spire" Redmond Pie 4:11 PM
  • "Use An iPad As A Second Display" BYTE 4:16 PM
  • "2012 iPad buyers guide" iMore 9:18 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Should I upgrade to the 3rd Gen iPad?" TUAW 1:14 PM
  • "NextWorth's Latest iPad Trade-In Values" MacPrices 12:47 PM
  • "Access camera without unlocking iOS devices" Mac OS X Hints 10:13 AM
  • "FAQ: Apple's new iPad" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:16 AM
  • "The science behind the new iPad's display" GigaOM 9:19 PM
  • "What the New iPad means for Apple rivals: 'No Air.'"  OriginalSpin 8:56 PM
  • "Isaacson intentionally left out iTV details" TG Daily 4:47 PM
  • "Here's How Apple Put a Retina Display in the iPad" Mashable 4:27 PM
  • "Why Apple Should Pair the iPod Nano with the iPhone"  PCWorld 4:27 PM
  • "Apple's The Only Tech Company Allowing Independent Audits Of Factory Conditions" Cult of Mac 4:26 PM
  • "Retina display-ready apps and the coming iPad storage crunch" Macworld 4:21 PM
  • "Game over? Apple world domination nears" Mac.Blorge 4:16 PM
  • "Particle Debris: New iPad & Apple TV: Precognition Palooza" The Mac Observer 4:13 PM
  • "Next Up: New iPad vs. Windows 8" Techland 4:11 PM
  • "Analysis: New iPad on Verizon Offers Best Mobile Hotspot Value" The Mac Observer 2:50 PM
  • "Why The New iPad Doesn't Have Siri" Cult of Mac 1:15 PM
  • "iPad, The Final Nail in the Newspaper Coffin?" iPadCTO 12:23 PM
  • "Apple begins defense against possible ebook antitrust case" TUAW 11:50 AM
  • "The iPad is L.A.'s Hot Accessory, But Critics of Apple Factory Conditions Are Tainting its Hipness" LA Weekly 10:47 AM
  • "Why Apple Didn't Release a $299 iPad" MainStreet 10:42 AM
  • "New iPad runs faster, cripser images, but don't call it iPad3" Reuters 10:28 AM
  • "The PC Is Dead ... Again" Forbes 10:15 AM
  • "Apple's new iPhone lock screen is terrible" BGR 10:14 AM
  • "Apple to Google Maps: 'Get lost'/Thanks heavens it's only for photo-tagging: Apple has tossed yet another gauntlet onto the ground in its ongoing spat with Google, dropping Google Maps out of iPhoto for iOS and opting for OpenStreetMap instead." The Register 11:49 AM
  • "Here's How Much Google Is Paying Apple To Be The Search Engine On iPhone, iPad, And Elsewhere" Business Insider 9:15 AM
  • "Will Apple's continued success be followed with another failure?" PCWorld 9:09 AM
  • "Something's Unraveling, Alright" Matt Thomas 9:08 AM
  • "Apple's new iPad making waves in Video game market" Reuters 9:20 PM
  • "Apple Is Destroying the Gaming Industry" ["I'm a cynic when it comes to the video game industry, but even I wouldn't go as far as Cook did to proclaim that gamers actually prefer the iPad."]  The Motley Fool 9:05 AM
  • "Nvidia wants Apple to put its benchmarks where its mouth is" TG Daily 11:49 AM
  • "Don't Believe How Fast Apple Says the New iPad Is" Gizmodo 8:58 AM
  • "iPad pipe dreams: What? No haptic feedback or holograms? Apple didn't deliver many surprises Wednesday, but it left room to dream" Fortune 8:39 AM
  • "Why the new 'iPad' has the perfect name" iMore 9:18 PM
  • "The iPad and The Simplicity of the Name: What Apple did by eliminating the numeric moniker was the right thing to do, in fact it may even be brilliant." Tech.pinions 10:48 AM
  • "Dell To Take On Apple iPad With Business-Friendly Tablet" Forbes 2:55 PM
  • "Want Your Personal Device Controlled By IT? Your lips say 'no' but your behavior says 'yes'. In the end, most employees will give up some privacy in return for convenience if their employers level with them." InformationWeek 12:11 PM
  • "The sights of CeBIT 2012" CNET News 12:08 PM
  • "Nielsen: Women make up the majority of bloggers" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "'Fear is in the ranks': Anonymous hurt by arrests but hard to kill" Reuters 11:26 AM
  • "Dropbox Website Gets Big Facelift: Hands-On First Look" PCWorld 11:08 AM
  • "Are you willing to pay the true cost of a smartphone?" Houston Chronicle 10:46 AM
  • "Data Breach Risk Higher Among Small Businesses: Ponemon" eWeek 10:40 AM
  • "Two Windows 7 tablets: HP Slate 2 vs. Samsung Series 7 Slate" Computerworld 10:29 AM
  • "No Cloud Apps at Your Company? Don't Just Blame IT" E-Commerce Times 10:38 AM
  • "IT Jobs: 6 Essential Skills For The Cloud Era/Want to stay relevant in the cloud era's rapidly changing IT job market? Take this expert advice." InformationWeek 10:14 AM
  • "Go feds! E-books are way overpriced" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "7 office suites for Android devices: If you need to work on the go with an Android smartphone or tablet, try one of these software suites on for size" [Slideshow] Network World 10:50 AM
  • "Apple's New iPad Should Be Google's Wake-Up Call" Techland 11:39 AM
  • "Why Google's Plan To Make Maps Pay For Itself Could Backfire" TechCrunch 11:29 AM
  • "Google Ekes Out U.S. Mkt Share Gain In Search In Feb." Forbes 10:03 AM
  • "Google and the privacy Richter scale: Google's consolidation of its many privacy policies hasn't shaken the foundations of individuals' privacy rights enough to bring them tumbling down." Computerworld 10:50 AM
  • "The PC Is Dead ... Again" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Why Google's Plan To Make Maps Pay For Itself Could Backfire" TechCrunch 11:12 AM
  • "Conan checks out the new iPad's Retina display" 9 to 5 Mac 4:21 PM
  • "A Truly Inspiring TED Talk About the Spinning Beach Ball of Death" MacRumors 4:10 PM
  • "The 24-Hour Apple TV Network: Apple News at 8, followed by back-to-back episodes of Dunk Tank. Don't touch that dial!" PC Magazine 9:03 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "NewBlue Launches Vibop to Make Twitter Videos for iPhone and iPod Touch Users" Business Wire 9:57 PM
  • "Coco Loco: Finally Swim In That Chocolate Pool You Had Always Dreamt Of" App Advice 4:27 PM
  • "Get uRexsoft iPad DVD Ripper for free" CNET Reviews 4:27 PM
  • "Smart Cover Alternatives for the New iPad" PadGadget 4:22 PM
  • "Pulse News for iOS adds local content for many cities" TUAW 4:20 PM
  • "March Madness NCAA Live Basketball App hits App Store. Free audio for every game, $4 for Video" 9 to 5 Mac 1:05 PM
  • "ArchiCAD OpenBIM Live Webinar" Architosh 12:23 PM
  • "Ted Landau Discusses Apple's New iPad on MacNotables" The Mac Observer 10:44 AM
  • "WaterField Designs Introduces the Muzetto Outback™ for the New Apple iPad" PRNewswire-iReach 10:41 AM
  • "HEX Expands iPad Offering With Code Folio" PRNewswire 10:41 AM
  • "Apple's New iPad to be Raffled Among Users of DBSophic's Qure Analyzer" PRNewswire 10:41 AM
  • "SquareTrade Announces $89 Accident Protection Plan for the New iPad" PRNewswire 10:41 AM
  • "Party Rocking at SXSW: Glomper Events Mobile App Launches to Help Find the Hottest Party, Event or Meet-up Nearby" PRNewswire 10:40 AM
  • "Equilibrium Announces EQ Network Public Beta and iOS App Availability at SXSW™ 2012" PRNewswire 10:40 AM
  • "CompanionLink Announces CRM Functionality for the New Apple iPad (3rd Generation)" Business Wire 10:40 AM
  • "Scatterpic Launches New App to Discover the Best Photography on Flickr – on Your iPhone" PRWeb 10:40 AM
  • "CTCStore Introduces the New Acase(TM) Crystal Capacitive Stylus for Touchscreen Devices Including Kindle Fire, Apple iPad 2 and all Tablets" PRWeb 10:40 AM
  • "Beezid Releases The New iPad for Auction Today!" PRWeb 10:40 AM
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Heeeere's Johnny!" Macworld 10:13 AM
  • "Warning: This App Has A Lot Of Issues - It Causes Vertigo Too" App Advice 9:45 AM
  • "New Ebook for Text Mavens: 'Take Control of BBEdit" TidBITS 9:43 AM
  • "Scholastic releases iPad e-reader app for kids" TUAW 9:17 AM
  • "This iPad Bag Is The One Indiana Jones Would Use" Cult of Mac 9:01 AM
  • "Mass Effect Infiltrator to benefit from new iPad Retina Display" Pocket-lint 8:56 AM
  • "Politix Wants To Be The Center of Your Political Identity" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "3-in-1 Magnetic / Detachable for iPhone 4 / iPhone 4s / Kodak Zi8 / Samsung Galaxy Sii / i9100 / Nexus" USBfever 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone Movie App Connects Film Fanatics Around The Globe" prMac 9:45 AM
  • "iCook2day releases Cook Italian iPad app with Chef Daniella Malfitano" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Streamline your iOS contact list in a few taps with Contacts Duster Pro" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "SMEStorage and Eucalyptus Provides Hybrid Cloud File Server Appliance" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Skullcracker 1.0 released for iOS - Breakout-Based Arcade Action Game" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Quake Escape releases How to Survive the Mayan Calendar Apocalypse" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Photography Learning App - PhoozL IQ - Now for iPad" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Mercury Learning releases second speed learning children's game for iPad" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Kids Crosswords from Learning Touch Includes Thousands of Puzzles" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Instamory - play with Instagram photos: now available for iPhone" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "iLightningCam 2.0 - Real-Time Lightning Photography for iPhone" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Furries and Boo arrive on Earth with The Drop Out" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Duck Duck Moose Launches Draw and Tell Drawing App for iPad and iPhone" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "DirectTree - Multiple Custom Compasses in an App" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Studying How to Write Chinese - There's an App for You" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Amazing Spain Showcases The Innovative Artwork of Torkil Storli" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Angry Planes - NYC Accountant turns Developer - Launches App" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "App Launch of The Lost Gorilla - Mom, It's Me! for iPad and iPhone" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Mercury Learning releases third speed learning children's game for iPad" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Tiny Mobile bets on Ace Slot Casino to win Apple's App Store" prMac 8:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "H.P. Attempts to Take On Amazon's Cloud Service" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:59 AM
  • "H-P? What Went Wrong This Week and Why?" [Video Report] TheStreet 9:57 AM
  • "Windows 8 Devices Could Miss Back-To-School, Analyst Says" Forbes 12:04 PM
  • "Windows 8 Power Struggle: Metro vs Desktop" HotHardware 10:41 AM
  • "The Windows 8 tragedy: How Microsoft can avoid disaster/Microsoft's Windows 8 adaptation to 'consumerization' world assures it will stay in the past -- unless it makes these changes" InfoWorld 10:50 AM
  • "Just one critical fix planned for Patch Tuesday: Microsoft is planning to release six bulletins during next week's monthly security update." V3 11:42 AM
  • "Internet Explorer 9 cracked during annual hacking contest: The hack was performed on a fully-patched Windows 7 Service Pack 1 machine" SecurityNewsDaily 11:00 AM
  • "IE9 hacked by VUPEN researchers at Pwn2Own: Previously unknown vulnerabilities exploited in Internet Explorer 9 at the CanSecWest conference" Techworld 11:32 AM
  • "Windows Mobile 6.x Hits the End of the Road: Microsoft sets shutdown of Windows Marketplace for Mobile 6 and pushes its customers to Windows Phone products." PCWorld 11:08 AM
  • "Microsoft to shut down app store for old phone platform: In May, Windows Mobile users will no longer be able to download apps from the Marketplace" IDG News Service 11:11 AM
  • "Software Translates Your Voice into Another Language: Research software from Microsoft synthesizes speech in a foreign language, but in a voice that sounds like yours." Technology Review 11:31 AM
  • "Microsoft to add government cloud offering to its Office 365 line-up" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Xbox 360 continues to heat up gaming sales" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "EXCLUSIVE: No disc drive for Next Xbox" MCV 11:40 AM
  • "Microsoft 'yanked optical drive from Xbox 720'': Microsoft's next Xbox - whatever it's called - will not feature an optical disc drive, moles have claimed." Register Hardware 11:38 AM
  • "Watson clones could be delivered through the cloud: IBM, whose Watson computer system last year famously beat two of the 'Jeopardy!' game show's top contestants, is now looking to deliver the AI-powered computer framework through the cloud." Network World 11:12 AM
  • "73% Oracle customers upgrade to stay supported, no reported ROI" ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "Could Intel Be the Surprise Windows 8 Winner?" Indie Research 9:52 AM
  • "Intel aims for faster Thunderbolt with PCI-Express 3.0: Intel will support the PCI-Express 3.0 protocol to shuttle data faster between host devices and peripherals, though it couldn't provide a time frame" IDG News Service 10:51 AM
  • "Cisco Sees Big Opportunity in New Apple iPad" TheStreet 9:55 AM
  • "More solar storms on the way: Solar activity approaching peak of 11-year cycle; electrical systems could face severe disruption" Sydney Morning Herald 11:26 AM
  • "Breakthrough could make smartphones and laptops 1,000 times faster" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Linux gets a bigger shield against patent attacks: Long-needed change by industry association formed to protect Linux from software patents finally arrives -- but beware the exceptions" InfoWorld 10:49 AM
  • "Linux Foundation Welcomes NVIDIA, Others as New Members" eWeek 10:40 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "$5,000 Bullish Options Plays For Apple, Sirus" Seeking Alpha 2:55 PM
  • "Graphic: How to use Apple shares to pay for your new iPad/Apple's share price tends to rise soon after the release of new Apple gadgets. If you bought 50 AAPL shares the day before the most recent iPad and iPhone product launches, how soon would the profits pay for the device?" Telegraph 12:26 PM
  • "Apple brings value and momentum together" MarketWatch 12:02 PM
  • "Apple to Play 'Fall Guy' for Massive Market Sell-Off, Say Elliot Wave Folks" Barron's 10:42 AM
  • "Why Apple Stock Is Better Investment Than a House" CNBC 9:44 AM
  • "They Just Don't Get Apple!" [Video Report] TheStreet 8:26 AM
Industry News
  • "Techs up even as Texas Instruments slips: But sector gets lift from other chipmakers led by Intel and AMD" MarketWatch 9:49 AM
  • "U.S. stocks rise after upbeat jobs report: Equities erase bulk of weekly loss on 3rd anniversary of bull market" MarketWatch 12:00 PM
  • "Major Averages End Turbulent Week Little Changed; Small Caps Jump" FOXBusiness 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks Gain Slightly as Greece Technically Defaults" TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "S&P 500 Caps Fourth Weekly Advance on Jobs Growth Report" Bloomberg 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks end higher for third straight day" CNNMoney 4:03 PM
  • "Dow Holds On to Finish in Black: Stocks hung on to book modest gains, though a financial industry group's ruling that Greece's debt restructuring constituted a de facto default undercut a stronger rise earlier in the day on upbeat jobs data." [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks head for jobs bounce" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Tokyo Leads Asia Markets Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Rise as Greece Seals Debt Deal, China CPI Slows" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan leads Asia; Nikkei briefly tops 10,000" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise as U.S. Jobs Beat Estimates; Linde Climbs" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise after jobs data, Greek debt deal/Upbeat news as U.S. adds 227,000 jobs in February" MarketWatch 11:57 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:43 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:43 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:30 PM
  • "Tech behemoths gobble up big part of Nasdaq 100" Reuters 9:58 AM
  • "3 Tech And Communications Stocks To Consider, 1 To Avoid" Seeking Alpha 12:04 PM

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