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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 Announces Plans to Initiate Dividend and Share Repurchase Program: Expects to Spend $45 Billion Over Three Years" ["Subject to declaration by the Board of Directors, the Company plans to initiate a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share sometime in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2012, which begins on July 1, 2012."]  Apple 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Announces Plans to Initiate Dividend and Share Repurchase Program" Business Wire 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Conference Call: March 19, 2012/Listen to streaming audio from the conference call." Apple Events 8:40 AM
  • "This is Tim: Cook and Oppenheimer on dividend and buyback" Macworld 10:29 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: Innovation is the Future/WSJ's Spencer Ante and Jennifer Valentino discuss Apple CEO Tim Cook's emphasis on innovation and future products as part of the company's announcement of a stock dividend and buyback." [Video Report] MarketWatch 10:30 AM
  • "Apple cracks open its war chest" [Video Report] CNNMoney 10:55 AM
  • "Cook breaks with Jobs' Apple legacy" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:48 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Wouldn't Have Paid a Dividend" Forbes 10:30 AM
  • "Yoshikami: Two Wins for Apple's CEO Tim Cook" CNBC 10:30 AM
  • "Apple to Pay Dividend, Plans $10 Billion Buyback" [Paid Membership Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Shopping Spree: What Could Tim Cook Buy/Apple says it is buying back $10 billion in stock and launching a dividend payment to spend just under half of its cash pile on shareholders in the next three years."  WSJ Blogs 8:17 AM
  • "Apple downloads $45bn to shareholders" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:49 PM
  • "Apple taps $100B cash pile to pay dividend, buy back stock"  CNET News 8:27 AM
  • "Apple To Pay Dividend, Start $10 Billion Share Buyback Program" Forbes 8:18 AM
  • "Apple to initiate dividend, share buyback" Reuters 8:17 AM
  • "Apple to pay dividend and buy back shares" BBC 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's cash plans: Pay dividend, $10 billion share buyback" ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Apple to Pay Stock Dividends and Repurchase Stock" TidBITS 9:23 AM
  • "Apple announces dividend, share buyback" Macworld 8:47 AM
  • "The day Apple became normal" Fortune 10:09 AM
  • "Good News, but It Could Have Been Better: Apple's dividend and stock buyout falls short of what some had expected, although investors' initial reaction is positive" Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:07 AM
  • "Apple CEO says product innovation remains priority" Reuters 10:05 AM
  • "Chinese author group sues Apple in piracy row: A group of 22 Chinese authors are suing Apple over claims their work is being sold without a licence in the App Store." BBC 8:24 AM
  • "Chinese Writers' Apple Book Piracy Claims Grow Louder" mocoNews 8:45 AM
  • "First beta of OS X Lion 10.7.4 seeded: Developers invited to test Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 build 11E27" Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "OS X 10.8 Beta 2 Forces Third-Party Apps To Ask For Permission When Accessing Contacts" Cult of Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2's new features detailed" Engadget 11:07 AM
  • "Apple Releases Software Installer Update 1.0 for 10.6 Snow Leopard" The Mac Observer 9:44 PM
  • "Firefox gobbles H.264 to serve up vids to mobes, slabs" ["H.264 was created by Microsoft, Apple and others and dominates video compression and playback on the web and in devices."] The Register 8:22 AM
  • "OS X Disk Utility missing options to erase free disk space: If you have purchased a new Mac or have upgraded your hard drive on an older Mac, you may find when accessing the option to erase free disk space using Apple's Disk Utility that the controls for doing so are grayed out." CNET Reviews 7:54 PM
  • "Troubleshooting your Apple TV" Macworld 8:47 AM
  • "Restoring Lion Server from a Time Machine backup" Apple Support 7:47 PM
  • "OS X Lion: Upgrading from Mac OS X v10.6 does not work with software RAID; "An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running this application again." appears" Apple Support 7:47 PM
  • "Xsan: Advanced options for mounting Xsan volumes" Apple Support 7:47 PM
  • "Xsan: Inconsistent or missing name server records could result in unexpected Xsan Admin behavior" Apple Support 7:47 PM
  • "Review: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.3.2" IT.Enquirer 7:44 AM
  • "PhotoZoom Pro 4 review: The artefact reduction system is ideally suited to enlarging low-res portraits" Macworld UK 8:46 AM
  • "8 Simple Tips to Speed Up an Old Mac" OS X Daily 11:25 AM
  • "How to view contents of a zip file without expanding" Amsys 7:58 AM
  • "Save Mac OS X Screenshots As Something Besides PNG [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Use OS X linen pattern for desktop background" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "Why You Need And Will Love This Mac Safari Extension" NoodleMac 7:53 AM
  • "4 Reasons To Use The Magical MenuBar ReArranger On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:53 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Splash Color On Black And White Photos" TeraTalks 7:53 AM
  • "How Many Ways Can You Backup Your Mac? Here's Another One" McSolo 7:53 AM
  • "Is MacPaint Alive And Well On The Mac? Almost. Maybe. Yes. No." Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's next big buy: Adobe or Corel? Apple needs to increase its in-house software portfolio in order for developers to produce more compelling content for iOS and Mac."  ZDNet 8:29 PM
  • "Should I Run the Latest Version of Mac OS X or Not?" Low End Mac 4:43 PM
  • "Hey, you, get off my personal cloud: In dumping Windows as my primary work environment and adopting OS X instead, I'm just choosing a new cloud access point" InfoWorld 11:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "We are pleased to inform you that Cocktail 5.1.4 (Lion Edition) has been released." Maintain 11:37 AM
  • "VLC Media Player 2.0.1 adds MxPEG supports, tweaks features, brings fixes" FairerPlatform 10:11 AM
  • "Graphic Node's Pages Templates Pack Reaches 900 Pieces" prMac 9:22 AM
  • "Time Limited Sale for iGreetingCard with 75% off" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "SideFolders 1.6.0 for Mac - Instant access to your files" prMac 7:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple touts 'record weekend' of iPad sales: AT&T also claims record for single-day sales and data plan activations" Computerworld 2:07 PM
  • "Apple Silent On iPad Sales Numbers: Both Apple and AT&T said they 'set records' over the weekend but didn't share any details on the new iPad's initial burst of sales." InformationWeek 2:10 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook says Apple had a 'record weekend' of iPad sales, doesn't give numbers" The Next Web 8:44 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple's growth speaks for itself, 'pipeline full of stuff'" The Verge 8:42 AM
  • "Cook: 'We had a record [iPad] weekend, and we're thrilled with it.'" 9 to 5 Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Tim Cook On The New iPad's First Weekend Sales 'We Had A Record Weekend'" TechCrunch 10:51 AM
  • "Apple Has A 'Record' Weekend" AppleBitch 12:53 PM
  • "Apple surges to top of global luxury brand league table: Company's brand rated AAA+" The Inquirer 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Ranks Highest in Smartphone Customer Satisfaction – J.D. Power and Associates Study" MacPrices 8:32 AM
  • "Woz supports Mike Daisey's message and says you should too: Apple co-founder says he loved Daisey's show and believes media misunderstands actor and Apple critic. He credits Daisey with helping to prod Apple into improving working conditions in China."  CNET News 3:59 PM
  • "Foxconn not off hook after radio retraction, critics say" Reuters 8:45 AM
  • "Foxconn still a harsh workplace, regardless of This American Life retraction, critics say" Reuters 8:24 AM
  • "Foxconn not to take legal action after retraction" Reuters 8:24 AM
  • "Apple acquires Chomp, co-founded by woman in tech Cathy Edwards" ZDNet 2:09 PM
  • "Less Excitement for Hong Kong New iPad Launch (Video)" M.I.C. Gadget 4:34 PM
  • "Verizon Makes 3rd Generation iPad a HotSpot, AT&T Does Not" BYTE 10:12 AM
  • "iPad bludgeons to death two UK Apple reseller shops: Trams Group management confirmed it has entered a 30-day consultation with former Cancom UK staff over the closure of several retail outlets." Channel Register 8:22 AM
  • "Apple And AT&T Announce Record Sales And Activations For The New iPad" TechCrunch 10:51 AM
  • "LTE iPhone Could Bring Sprint 'To Its Knees'" AllThingsD 7:56 PM
  • "Sprint Falls as Bernstein Cuts Rating on Apple IPhone Risk" Bloomberg 10:23 AM
  • "This Picture Of Steve Jobs Gives Me The Creeps" Cult of Mac 2:06 PM
  • "Republican candidate Mitt Romney confirmed Apple iPad user (with Video)" MacDailyNews 11:17 AM
  • "Scribd Has 100M Users And A Mobile App It Needs To Rethink (After Yahoo Walked Away From A Deal)" TechCrunch 10:51 AM
  • "Apple Cash Announcement: Live Blog" TheStreet 8:16 AM
  • "MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple's 'cash balance' Conference Call" MacDailyNews 7:49 AM
  • "TMO Live Coverage: Apple Cash Balance Conference Call" The Mac Observer 7:48 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "How Sharp Has Lost Its Edge/Japanese Firm's Next President: 'We Haven't Had a Good Understanding of the Market'" [Paid Membership Required] 12:12 PM
  • "Pirate Bay plans to put its servers on drones" ZDNet UK 12:06 PM
  • "VMware's WSX Does Virtual Desktops With HTML5" Wired 11:59 AM
  • "Google pays Android developers more than a week late" ZDNet UK 12:06 PM
  • "Google pays out to angry Android developers and apologises for delay" V3 11:53 AM
  • "SXSW Watch: Wolfram on Wolfram Alpha" Techland 11:51 AM
  • "Computer program places 141st in national tournament: It's not quite IBM's Watson, but Dr. Fill performed decently at a national crossword tournament." TG Daily 11:46 AM
  • "Skyrim 1.5 update goes beta" TG Daily 11:45 AM
  • "Duqu Trojan mystery programming language identified as 'old school' C" Techworld 11:43 AM
  • "Startups Aim to Make Coding Fun: The companies use video-game tricks to make people forget that they're learning." Technology Review 11:42 AM
  • "Out with passwords, in with cognitive fingerprints" New York Times 11:36 AM
  • "Java-based Web Attack Installs Hard-to-detect Malware in RAM" IDG News Service 11:20 AM
  • "New, High-End Laptop Offers Linux Preinstalled" PCWorld 11:20 AM
  • "MegaUpload: Kim Dotcom May Regain Possessions, Life-Sized Predator Statue, Modern Warfare Crown" Forbes 10:55 AM
  • "Adobe Adds Cross-Visit Analytics to Digital Marketing Suite" eWeek 10:51 AM
  • "Mozilla loses Web technology guru Chris Blizzard" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Free ISP NetZero Goes Wireless" PCWorld 11:20 AM
  • "NetZero to launch free wireless broadband service; no advertising, but there are catches" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Invents Projector Eyewear for Xbox & Beyond" Patent Bolt 7:48 AM
  • "New iPad and Galaxy S Blaze 4G (MobileTechRoundup show #263)" ZDNet 8:54 AM
  • "Our New iPad review. We like the new Retina Display but is it that much different than the previous version?" The MT Show 7:49 AM
  • "New iPad Tops Three Million" Apple 4:04 PM
  • "Apple: 3 million iPads sold since launch" CNET News 4:23 PM
  • "Apple: More Than 3 Million New iPads Sold So Far" WSJ Blogs 4:05 PM
  • "Apple has sold 3 mln of its new iPad since launch" Reuters 4:05 PM
  • "Apple Warranty Practices Criticized by European Consumer Groups" Bloomberg 11:41 AM
  • "Apple's new iPad display is better than most HDTVs" ZDNet 12:28 PM
  • "Apple apparently making less profit on newest iPad" Associated Press 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's Most Expensive iPad? New Tablet Pulled to Pieces" Techland 8:18 AM
  • "Is Your New iPad Overheating?" App Advice 9:56 AM
  • "Is your New iPad Overheating?" PadGadget 2:09 PM
  • "Does the new iPad suffer with heat issues?" ZDNet 12:28 PM
  • "The new iPad sucks batteries" Examiner 8:20 AM
  • "New iPad's iSight camera uses the same image sensor as the iPhone 4" The Verge 2:12 PM
  • "Sharp Aims to Ship iPad Panels After Delay" [Paid Membership Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Taiwan market: Prices for iPad 2 lowered" DigiTimes 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Wins Eleven Design Patents in China for Retail Stands" Patently Apple 9:02 PM
  • "Online Apple Store adds 'Answers from the Community' to product pages" AppleInsider 5:45 PM
  • "New iPad Has 1 GB RAM and Is Mostly Battery, iPad 2 Breakage Statistics, New iPad Cases, and More" Low End Mac 2:10 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Jet Ball For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:25 AM
  • "Empire Defender For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:25 AM
  • "Freezing Birds For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:25 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "New iPad too rich for you? Try a refurbished iPad for $299" FairerPlatform 11:17 AM
  • "Apple Display Buyer's Guide -Up To $150 Off Apple 27 ' Thunderbolt Display" MacReviewZone 12:00 PM
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $100 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:00 PM
  • "Top Selling Mac Accessories -$11 to $500... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:00 PM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Accessories -From $25 To $400 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:12 PM
  • "Today Only: Amazon offers the Transcend 32GB 400x Compact Flash Card for $51.99" Terry White's Tech Blog 8:43 AM

  • "Pixel-pumping prowess: Ars reviews the third-generation iPad" Ars Technica 8:27 PM
  • "New iPad is the 'epitome' of what a tablet should be: With a high-resolution 'Retina' display, it leaps ahead of rivals" Computerworld 8:19 AM
  • "Review: Why the new iPad doesn't merit a '3'/Hard to distinguish at first glance from an iPad 2, the new iPad's changes are welcome but subtle for business users" InfoWorld 11:08 AM
  • "Apple iPad (Third-Generation) With Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi + 4G (16GB/32GB/64GB)" iLounge 8:43 AM
  • "A new iPad..." BGR 10:08 AM
  • "Apple New iPad Wi-Fi only tablet: Apple's Retina display makes it to the iPad at last." Register Hardware 8:54 AM
  • "New iPad Review" ABCNews 10:18 AM
  • "New iPad 4G real-world speed test: You're the winner" CNET News 9:49 PM
  • "Apple new Ipad review: Great display and fast performance" The Inquirer 8:29 AM
  • "Review: Apple iPad (Third-Generation)" SchwarzTech 8:33 AM
  • "The New IPad Is A Game Changer" MacNews 7:49 AM
  • "New iPad LTE performance is amazing, plus makes a better hotspot than a MiFi" [Video Report] Insanely Great Mac 8:12 AM
  • "New iPad Benchmarks: Processor and Graphics Performance" [Video Report] Insanely Great Mac 8:12 AM
  • "New iPad LTE and HSPA+ radio tests" iMore 8:53 AM
  • "Getting Into (Data-Tracking) Gear With Nike+ FuelBand" AllThingsD 5:43 PM
  • "Hands-on: NetZero to offer no-contract 4G mobile hotspot service" Ars Technica 8:42 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Sparrow Mail - How I Manage Email on My iPhone" PC Magazine 2:04 PM
  • "NCAA March Madness Live Review: NCAA March Madness Live grants live access to all the games in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament." 148Apps 8:54 AM
  • "ADL Fisheye Lens Review: Adding a fisheye effect to images. Shame it's not a very effective app to do so." 148Apps 11:07 AM
  • "App for leaving your virtual mark at physical places" Reuters 4:23 PM
  • "'Mass Effect 3 Datapad' for iPad space captains" [Video Review] MSNBC 11:27 AM
  • "Catan vs The Settlers: which game will colonize your iPhone?" iMore 9:22 AM
  • "Pokertini and Fairway Solitaire for iPhone and iPad: Apps looks to teach old card games new tricks, with varying levels of success" Macworld 3:57 PM
  • "Flight Control Rocket Review" Mac|Life 2:04 PM
  • "'MotoHeroz' Review – A Successful Melding of Platforming and Racing" Touch Arcade 8:42 AM
  • "'Azkend 2: The World Beneath' Review - No Moves Available, Shuffle This Sequel" Touch Arcade 8:42 AM
  • "'Monster Flip' Review - A Flippin' Good Matching Game" Touch Arcade 10:29 AM
  • "Mission Sirius Review: Calling it a first-person shooter is a little unrealistic, but Mission Sirius is good at what it does." 148Apps 3:58 PM
  • "Sky Defenders Review: The best part about Sky Defenders is its foray into offering gamers a unique style of top-down gaming with power-ups fit for a superhero." 148Apps 9:22 AM
  • "SteamPilot Review: Guide a steam-powered blimp over a city skyline, keeping the lights aflame." 148Apps 2:10 PM
  • "Apple TV 3rd Generation Teardown" iFixit 2:17 PM
  • "How to Repair an iMac: The Tools You Need" Amsys 7:58 AM
  • "MacMost Now 685: Surviving Without a DVD Drive" MacMost 11:11 AM
  • "Unhide Purchases from the App Store in iOS" OS X Daily 8:53 AM
  • "iFixit's Kyle Wiens on How to Dismantle the War on DIY Electronics" Motherboard 9:45 PM
  • "Who Apple Hasn't Bought" Forbes 8:29 PM
  • "New iPad Takes 5% of All iPad Traffic. Is That Good or Bad?" Forbes 8:00 PM
  • "New iPad Confuses Daughter With 'Silly' Name" Wired 12:03 PM
  • "Alt Text: Apple App Apparently Apocalyptic" Wired 12:03 PM
  • "What Happens When You Drop the New iPad on the Ground? (Spoiler Alert: It Breaks.)" Gizmodo 11:40 AM
  • "How An iPhone Can Save Your Trip To Europe (And Your Marriage)" Business Insider 11:07 AM
  • "Yes, tablet screen size really does matter" TG Daily 10:29 AM
  • "Microsoft's Metro: Does it need iTunes to thrive? Apple is unlikely to make a version of iTunes for Microsoft's new Windows interface, and that could make some of the upcoming Windows tablets less appealing to consumers." CNET News 10:29 AM
  • "Lying Apple Gadfly Mike Daisey Still Doesn't Get It" AllThingsD 7:54 PM
  • "Mike Daisey's lies cheapen the whole issue of working conditions in China" BetaNews 2:10 PM
  • "What Else Has Mike Daisey Lied About?" Gawker 1:13 PM
  • "How I Was Duped By Mike Daisey's Lies" Gawker 10:09 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Come at me, bro!" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:07 AM
  • "Intel and Microsoft's Secret Weapon Against Apple: Intel and their partners are about to launch the biggest promotion in a decade for a new product category called UltraBooks. Microsoft is also about to launch a major update to Windows called Windows 8 that introduces a new user interface based on touch with their new Metro UI. Together they are critical products for the future of each company individually."  Tech.pinions 9:03 AM
  • "6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Reinvest Your Apple Dividends" Forbes 2:11 PM
  • "Apple's iDivi signals maturity: What is Apple doing with its cash pile? Here's the first shot analysis." ZDNet 12:28 PM
  • "Can't Apple Do Better?" Forbes 12:29 PM
  • "Apple could shift perception of dividends: Move by red-hot company could make payouts cool" MarketWatch 12:26 PM
  • "What Apple's dividend and buybacks mean to you" Ars Technica 11:03 AM
  • "Apple sets new iPad records, gives investors cash" Computerworld 10:50 AM
  • "Disappointed By Apple's Yield? Think Again" Seeking Alpha 10:28 AM
  • "What if Apple Bought Us?" Forbes 9:21 AM
  • "Helping Apple Spend Its Dough: Fun While It Lasted" Techland 8:54 AM
  • "Tim Cook's first 208 days" The Loop 8:44 AM
  • "2 Big Reasons Apple Investors Should Be Thrilled About The Dividend Announcement" Business Insider 8:32 AM
  • "The Whining About Apple's Dividend Has Officially Begun" Business Insider 8:32 AM
  • "Main complaints about the new iPad" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:03 PM
  • "New iPad and the iPad 2: Can you really tell the difference?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:04 AM
  • "Is This the Last iPad That Really Matters?"  Wired 10:11 AM
  • "New iPad feature 'Dictation' sends/stores private data to Apple servers"  ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "The Case for Buying iPads for Your Kids" Wired 8:24 AM
  • "Schizophrenia And The New Generation Of iPad Lovers" PixoBebo 7:52 AM
  • "From Gmail to FastMail: Moving Away from Google" ReadWriteWeb 5:44 PM
  • "Windows 8 tablet freezes in Microsoft keynote demo" The Register 5:42 PM
  • "Silicon Valley's new conversation on diversity" CNNMoney 12:10 PM
  • "IT Priorities: 2012 budgets solid; Mobility, price haggling rule" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "That MYSTERY Duqu Trojan language: Plain old C" The Register 11:48 AM
  • "Yes, tablet screen size really does matter" TG Daily 11:46 AM
  • "Motorola Handset With 4.6-Inch 720p Display Leaks, Possibly Droid Fighter?" TechCrunch 11:42 AM
  • "Malicious Web Apps: How to Spot Them, How to Beat Them" PCWorld 11:23 AM
  • "Which Smartphone Apps are the Biggest Data Hogs? Which classes of apps eat the most data? Which single apps in each category are the least data-efficient?" PCWorld 11:22 AM
  • "Tablet Users Struggle With Many Websites, Survey Says" Computerworld UK 11:20 AM
  • "Is Google facing the beginning of the end? The annals of tech history are littered with one-time high-fliers that have fallen mightily. Google's loss of focus could have it joining that list of fallen companies" CIO 11:07 AM
  • "Emotion Vs. Logic: The Modern Role Of Tape/People love to hate tape. But tape today provides highly cost-effective and reliable answers to certain data storage challenges." InformationWeek 11:05 AM
  • "Yahoo's risk-taking may be its best chance" Fortune 11:00 AM
  • "Pre-caffeine tech: Mobile news, weird 2012!" MSNBC 11:25 AM
  • "New iPad Cost Breakdown; FAA Reviewing Gadget Rules; No New Xbox at E3" PC Magazine 11:19 AM
  • "Today in Tech: The 'partially fabricated' iPad factory interview" Fortune 10:59 AM
  • "Sharp: slip sliding away" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:54 AM
  • "The Software Distribution Generation Gap" [Podcast] E-Commerce Times 10:50 AM
  • "What Would You Pay for Privacy?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:07 AM
  • "NetZero teams up with Clear to offer free mobile broadband, kind of" CNET 10:04 AM
  • "Sony SmartWatch review: The successor to the LiveView adds a few more features, but is it as smart as it claims?" The Verge 9:21 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "AOL Prepping New Weekly iPad Magazine Called 'Huffington'" Forbes 4:08 PM
  • "Fingerspoo: Fake Filth Wallpaper For Your Retina Display iPad" Cult of Mac 11:07 AM
  • "Holy Retina Comics Batman!" App Advice 10:29 AM
  • "Bungie's Marathon Franchise Lovingly Recreated for iOS" 148Apps 9:56 AM
  • "Jeff Gamet Discusses 3rd Gen iPad on Mac OS Ken Day 6" The Mac Observer 9:07 AM
  • "DOMK Lauds Soaring Demand for AAPL iPad as New Product Engineering is Completed" Business Wire 7:56 AM
  • "iTake Supplements and Pills Tracker - iPhone application" prMac 2:11 PM
  • "Kiwis Spread their Wings to No.1 with iPad Children's Books" prMac 11:07 AM
  • "AppScraft Announces Einstein's Puzzle 1.0 for iOS" prMac 9:22 AM
  • "Area Aid Design Project - JDP 1.0 released for iPad" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Mercury Learning releases forth flash card children's game for iPad" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Panda Game 1.0 for iOS: Think 10+ Moves Ahead in Simple Puzzle Grid Game" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Rock-a-Tac 1.0 Free for iOS - Rock-Paper-Scissors/Tic-Tac-Toe Logic Game" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Shinobi ZIN for iOS - Employ Skill + Strategy to Become Ninja Warrior" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "StagePage 1.0 Free for iOS - Templates for Saving Concert Pics + Videos" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Free-to-Play Greedy Bankers out now" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Bible Word Search! Released for iPad: Expand Your Bible Vocabulary" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Word Ninja Deluxe - This Ain't Yo Mamma's Word Game" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Overlapps - Discover the best apps in an amazing and simple way" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Star Walk and Solar Walk Astronomy Apps Updated for the New iPad" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "FT Apps releases 'Save the Balloon' for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch" FT Apps 7:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Who Should Replace Steve Ballmer?" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Delhi court dismisses case against Microsoft India" BBC 10:20 AM
  • "Indian Court Dismisses Case Against Microsoft" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "New Windows 8 marks impending death of the desktop as we know it" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Said to Finish Windows 8 in Summer, With October Debut" Bloomberg 5:44 PM
  • "Microsoft's Metro: Does it need iTunes to thrive?" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft shows off Windows 8 business app 'concepts'" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Office Web Apps refresh likely on Microsoft's menu" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft pitches IE9 as the browser for reaching 'a few sites': Touting IE9 to Firefox, Chrome users, IE marketing chief says, 'You don't need to ditch your current browser'" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Slams Windows Exploit Code Disclosure: Leaked proof-of-concept exploit code would give attackers remote-control access to an unpatched Windows PC." InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "Patch Now: Microsoft RDP Exploit Code Is in the Wild" PCWorld 11:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Inches Closer To Delivering Cloud-Based ERP: Microsoft says Dynamics NAV and GP enterprise resource planning systems will run on Windows Azure by year end. But iPad and iPhone support is a question in some customers' minds." InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "Microsoft plans Q4 debut for Dynamics ERP on the Azure cloud: But the company is still ironing out pricing and subscription details, which won't be discussed at Convergence" IDG News Service 10:30 AM
  • "HP unveils hamper of Ivy Bridge notebooks: Pavilions pack punches" Register Hardware 11:49 AM
  • "H-P, unloved and underappreciated?" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Oracle Earnings Preview: What We're Watching" Forbes 9:54 AM
  • "Intel reworking facilities to build tablet chips" Computerworld 11:44 AM
  • "Intel A Player In TV? History Says No" Forbes 12:14 PM
  • "For Intel, More Than Marketing in Art Alliance" WSJ Blogs 9:35 AM
  • "Cisco considering incubating software-defined network internal startup" Network World 11:44 AM
  • "ICANN prez calls out own board over conflicts of interest" The Register 11:48 AM
  • "JOBS Act to rewrite rules of Silicon Valley investing" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "JOBS Act Would Revive Dot-Com Abuses, Official Claims" PCWorld 11:23 AM
  • "Linux 3.3 released with integrated Android code: Android can once again boot from the Linux kernel, which also integrates Open vSwitch" IDG News Service 11:08 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's stock closes above $600 for first time: Apple's stock closed above $600 for the first time Monday, the same day the company announced plans to reward shareholders with a dividend and a share buyback program." Associated Press 5:17 PM
  • "Apple Dividend Gooses Stock to Record $601 Closing High" The Mac Observer 3:54 PM
  • "Apple Cuts Off A Slice, Still Full Of Juice" Forbes 7:57 PM
  • "Apple Dividend: So What, Treasury Yield Now Above Stocks" WSJ Blogs 4:06 PM
  • "Apple shedding depression era mentality on cash hoarding"  ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "How to Play It: A dividend strategy with Apple in mind" Reuters 7:45 PM
  • "Apple: Good Start; And What About The Overseas Cash?" Forbes 11:03 AM
  • "Apple's dividend and buyback: What the analysts are saying" Fortune 11:03 AM
  • "Apple: Here Comes the Cash!" WSJ Blogs 8:47 AM
  • "Thinking Different About Apple's Buyback: Apple's share repurchase plan offers the opportunity to sell puts." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 2:09 PM
  • "Apple to spend $45B of cash on dividend, share buyback" GigaOM 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Plans for Dividends and a Share Repurchase Program" eXtensions 9:11 AM
  • "Apple's plans for its $100 billion cash pile: dividends and share buyback (Updated)" Ars Technica 8:42 AM
  • "Execs: At $2.65 Per Share, Apple To Become One Of Largest Dividend Payers In The U.S." TechCrunch 10:51 AM
  • "Apple Unleashing $45 Billion for Dividends & Buybacks" 24/7 Wall St. 8:30 AM
  • "Apple: CEO Cook Sees No Reason To Split Stock" Forbes 9:56 AM
  • "Apple Slips: Plans $2.65/Sh Dividend by Q4, $10B Buybacks" Barron's 8:17 AM
  • "Apple dividend tops all but AT&T (how ironic)" MarketWatch 10:37 AM
  • "iYawn? Apple Announces a Dividend and Share Repurchase Program" Minyanville 8:51 AM
  • "Apple's Dividend Risk (Why some fund managers might have to sell Apple)" Forbes 10:36 AM
  • "Apple's Next Step A Stock Split?" Forbes 11:03 AM
  • "Say Hello to 'iDividend'" ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "Nasdaq-100 ETF Rises on Apple Dividend" ETF Trends 9:58 AM
  • "Apple to Spend $45 Billion on Dividend and Share Buyback" Mashable 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Squeezes Out A Dividend, Buying Back Stock" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "Giving it all away: Apple announces dividend, buyback" Mac.Blorge 9:49 AM
  • "Apple plans to spend $45 billion of its domestic cash holdings" Insanely Great Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Kirkpatrick Says Apple Symbolizes New Internet Economy (Audio)" Bloomberg 7:54 AM
  • "Worms in Apple stock?" CNNMoney 10:55 AM
  • "March Stock Mania: Apple trounces Exxon" CNNMoney 12:28 PM
  • "Apple is dividend funds' new darling" MarketWatch 2:09 PM
  • "Apple now worth eighteen times Dell's market value" MacDailyNews 10:50 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple's dividend, buyback head up tech activity" MarketWatch 12:13 PM
  • "U.S. stocks edge up; Apple supports Nasdaq" MarketWatch 12:08 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises to Four-Year High as Apple Plans Dividend" Bloomberg 10:22 AM
  • "Financial, Energy Shares Lift Dow" FOXBusiness 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks Post Gains, Helped By Apple" TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks juiced by Apple" CNNMoney 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks Notch Another Win: The Dow industrials eked out a small gain, helped by a steady reading from home builders, news of Apple's plan to return cash to shareholders, and tech-sector buying." [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks: Choppy trading ahead" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stock market edges higher on industrials" MarketWatch 12:13 PM
  • "Asia Markets Finish Mixed" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asia markets rise; Japan extends gains" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "European Stocks Slip" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Banks pull Europe stocks into negative territory/TNT Express rises after UPS takeover agreement" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "World stocks pull back after banner week fueled by US recovery, easing of Europe debt concerns" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:07 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:07 PM

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