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Weekend Highlights: If Apple wants more market share of the smartphone market, they should simply cut iPhone prices, right?; exploring how Apple has revolutionized retail, Kaled Ali at AppleTell believes Genius Bars, Product Display Tables, are among key reasons; original Apple 1 signed by Woz sells for a whopping $671,400 at auction; Patent Bolt reports on new Microsoft patent for a completely touch-based interface; Ars Technica goes hands-on with gMusic, an iOS app which works with Google Play Music; GigaOM explains how you can make your own audiobooks; and from Friday's news, citing inside information, 9 to 5 Mac reports of new details on Jony Ive's redesign of iOS 7 which will be "black, white, and flat all over", additional coverage in our Hardware/Software section; in what sounds like bad news for Apple, Judge in e-book antitrust case believes the US Department of Justice has sufficient evidence to show Apple guilty of price-fixing; fellow defendant, Penguin, decides to settle with DoJ; more OS X spyware has been found by researchers; WWDC keynote to land on 10 June; Macworld advises upgrade to 11.0.3 citing app improvements; Macworld UK reviews Acorn 4, powerful, "affordable image editor"; restore your Mac from Time Machine; PopClip is a little app for OS X which presents an iOS-like clipboard aide; Techland lists what could be "the most useful Mac keyboard shortcuts"; should we be upset that Apple is thinking about ditching the folder structure of OS X?; iPhone 5 loses lead in camera tests to Samsung's Galaxy S4; Apple releases new ad for iPhone 5, Jay Yarow says the ad is "great"; reports in our General Interest section; Memorial Day weekend sale at Best Buy offers $50 off iPhone (begins Sunday); the first Apple computer made still works, on sale for $400,000; iPhone 5 repair costs rising; Mashable shows steps to take in order to sync your Facebook contacts to your iPhone; TUAW's Ross Rubin looks at all the companies that attempted to compete with the iPod in what he calls a "trail of tears"; AllThingsD's D11 conference is next week, Tim Cook to be interviewed, and here's a list of four questions Horace Dediu hopes will be asked; John Mello on the news surrounding the mysterious iWatch, now slated for a 2014 release; Ted Landau says the joy of Apple TV is not just having one, but many in the house.
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"New wave of phishing attacks serves malware to PCs and Macs" ZDNet 3/23
"Shopping For Zero-Days: A Price List For Hackers' Secret Software Exploits" ["That iOS exploit price represents just one of the dozens of deals the Grugq has arranged in his year-old side career as a middle man for so-called 'zero-day' exploits, hacking techniques that take advantage of secret vulnerabilities in software. ... Who's paying these prices? Western governments, and specifically the U.S., says the Grugq, who himself is a native of South Africa."] Forbes 3/23
"What the new iPad and Mountain Lion tell us about Apple's upcoming Retina Macs" 9 to 5 Mac 3/23
"Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer questions about moving data to new user accounts, larger virtual memory allotments, and more." MacFixIt 3/23
"Detecting and removing the Flashback malware in OS X: The Flashback Trojan's latest iterations have evolved to infect Macs in different ways, but there are methods to detect and remove them." MacFixIt 3/23
"Lenovo Dreams of Waterproof Notebooks & Acrobatic Displays" Patently Apple 3/23
"Gene Steinberg meets Avram Piltch of Laptop magazine, John Martellaro of The Mac Observer, and veteran columnist Ted Landau, from The Mac Observer and Macworld, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3/23
"MacMall Opening New Chicago Store; We Talk With The President" MacNews 3/23
"New iPad controversies and thoughts on the new iPad after one week (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 3/23
"Apple Feels Heat From Steve Jobs' Display Choices: There are widespread reports of a heat problem with the new iPad. The problem is so ubiquitous that it even prompted Consumer Reports to run a test." Forbes 3/23
"Video: Apple's hot new IPad wins over reviewers" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 3/23
"Hey, what's wrong with a small iPhone? Is Apple an oddball because its phones continue to be relatively small? It's a stance that seems to run counter to Android smartphone design trends." CNET News 8:18 PM
"Will a Dividend-Tax Hike Spoil the Party? Apple's dividend announcement this past week is good news for income investors, but bad news might be lurking around the corner." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/23
"Apple investors sideswiped: briefly: by erroneous trade: A mistaken order causes AAPL shares to briefly plunge 9.4 percent until authorities halt trading. Just another boring day in the life of a high-flying stock." CNET News 3/23
"Apple's Starts Trading Again After A Bizarre Crash Halted The Stock" Business Insider 3/23
"Apple's devoted shareholders get rich, and hang on" Reuters 3/23
"Top 10 more interesting ways Apple could spend its $100bn cash-pile" V3 3/23
"Apple: Oppenheimer Ponders the Downside; Risk Favorable" Barron's 3/23
"Tech stocks eke out late gains: Tech stocks managed to put in a mostly upbeat performance Friday, but it was a glitch in a trading system resulting in confusion and erroneous trades of Apple Inc. and other stocks that stood out during the day's market session." MarketWatch 3/23
"U.S. stocks close tough week on bright note: Energy, resource stocks lead rebound to cap worst week of year" MarketWatch 3/23
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