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Apple adds another ball to juggle, said to enter feature film business. With hardware updates lagging, OSes to finish, are there too many balls in the air, or is Apple able to juggle 'em all? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Apple's Friday surprise is a "multi-year partnership with Opra Winfrey" to "create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world"; WSJ cites sources claiming Apple will stay with less expensive LCD screens for future iPhones "as consumers balk at iPhone X price tag"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Gene Munster thinks Apple is about 5 years behind Netflix and further ahead with original content than we think; Bare Feats compares Direct X on Win 10 vs Metal 2 on macOS 10.13.5; Lory Gil reviews Airfoil for Mac; Jonny Evans ponders whether or not Apple has a hidden meaning behind naming the next macOS after a desert; GrayKey, a thorn in Apple's side, finds workaround to new security measures; Apple releases four (1, 2, 3, 4) advertisements called "Behind the Mac", some find the sudden focus on Macs "strange"; Apple "most awarded brand" at AICP Awards.

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  • "How Apple is Cornering the Market in Mobile Devices"  Tech.pinions 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Plans Further China Investment as Cook Visits Beijing"  Bloomberg 8:50 AM
  • "Tim Cook is First Apple CEO to Visit China" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "Apple CEO Meets Chinese Officials As Company Expands China Footprint" [Paid Membership Required] 10:10 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Meets With Chinese Officials" [Paid Membership Required] 2:39 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits China" Mashable 8:01 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook in China as business grows" Computerworld 9:55 AM
  • "Apple chief Tim Cook in China: Three things he could be doing" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Apple could up China investment as Tim Cook visits" BBC 9:37 PM
  • "Tim Cook's Visit to Beijing is a Milestone" TMCnet 2:38 PM
  • "Apple's New IPad Clears China's Regulatory Hurdle"  IDG News Service 7:50 AM
  • "China Wireless Trends Boost Qualcomm, Apple: Proliferation of low-end smartphones and iPhone subsidies bode well." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:55 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Adding Baidu Search to iOS in China" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "Apple claims it approached Samsung four times in 2010 to head off patent litigation"  The Verge 2:45 PM
  • "Apple stores may be unique, modern and stylish....but dangerous?" Digital Trends 8:00 AM
  • "International Store Roll-Out Continues: Italy Next" ifoAppleStore 5:17 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Posthumously Honored by Cupertino Chamber: Apple's late CEO received President's Award at Cupertino Chamber of Commerce's STAR Awards Saturday. Apple's Michael Foulkes choked up watching a tribute Video to Jobs before accepting on Jobs' behalf." PaloAltoPatch 7:17 PM
  • "Vectorworks Cloud Services: Architosh has the story!" Architosh 2:26 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari 5.1.5" MacRumors 4:12 PM
  • "Safari 5.1.5 fixes 32-bit usability bug" AppleInsider 5:16 PM
  • "Adobe drops 32-bit Mac support with CS6: Older Intel-based Mac systems are out, even though 32-bit Windows systems will run the software." CNET Reviews 2:45 PM
  • "Mail: Troubleshooting sending & receiving email messages (OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6)" Apple Support 7:06 PM
  • "7toX for Final Cut Pro Review: Moving to Final Cut Pro X may not mean leaving your old projects behind" Mac|Life 10:39 AM
  • "Tame Lion's Resume features: You can decide when windows, documents, and programs open and reopen with these tips" Macworld 8:26 AM
  • "MacMost Now 688: Transparent Video Overlays With Keynote" MacMost 9:35 AM
  • "3D Software Release Maximizes Creativity And Efficiency" Layers Magazine 8:58 AM
  • "Decompress zip archives that expand to .cpgz archives" Mac OS X Hints 10:10 AM
  • "How To Put The Weather On Your Mac For Free (or, better weather for a price)" McSolo 7:45 AM
  • "How To Give Your Mac More Startup Options With A Simple, Cheap App" BohemianBoomer 7:45 AM
  • "How To Record And Capture All The Keystrokes On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:44 AM
  • "Top 8 Mac Tools You've Probably Never Used But Need Now More Than Ever" Mac 360 7:46 AM
  • "The Mac User's Free Power App (and why it's the last of its kind)" TeraTalks 7:44 AM
  • "Apple erases another few galaxies for Mountain Lion wallpaper" The Verge 3:26 PM
  • "What is Mountain Lion's sign? Leo, of course" FairerPlatform 9:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "Airfoil 4.7 Brings Menu Bar Mode and More" Rogue Amoeba 11:40 AM
  • "Adobe: Buy, upgrade to CS5.5, get CS6 free" FairerPlatform 9:15 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Britain Parliament considering iPads for all members" TUAW 7:52 PM
  • "Apple's Siri may soon find ESPN sports scores" Electronista 7:15 PM
  • "iOS apps that access UDIDs 'blocked by Apple': Privacy scrutiny forcing Apple to reject apps outright, developers claim" Macworld UK 8:08 AM
  • "Apple now rejecting iOS apps that access iDevice UDIDs" AppleTell 8:23 AM
  • "Meet the winner of 25 Billionth Apple App Store Download – Fu Chunli" M.I.C. Gadget 4:23 PM
  • "From Farms To The Vatican – Extreme Examples Of The iPad At Work" Cult of Mac 5:15 PM
  • "Why are iPad prices falling in China's gray market?" Fortune 7:55 AM
  • "iPad smugglers fall on hard times" Reuters 4:29 PM
  • "Here's Why iPad Prices Are Falling In China's Reseller Market" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "Smuggling iPads from U.S. to China May Be 'Game Over'" Mac|Life 8:44 AM
  • "Ample new iPad supply drowned scalpers" Tech.Blorge 9:15 AM
  • "Baidu integration coming to iOS, report says" CNET News 9:04 AM
  • "24% of Americans surveyed plan to buy the new iPad: 29% of international respondents hoped to buy it within 3 months" Fortune 10:51 AM
  • "The New iPad Already Accounts For 6.6% Of All Apple Tablets Accessing The Internet" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "When You Search on Your Phone, You Click on More Ads. On Purpose?" AllThingsD 7:56 AM
  • "Former Apple engineer pans TV design" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Former Apple engineer: Jobs rejected new Apple TV UI" iLounge 9:00 AM
  • "Chicago's first Apple reseller to open this week" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 8:22 AM
  • "Best Buy is Apple's best iPhone friend" Econsultancy 11:19 AM
  • "Group seeks recall of Daisey-inspired petition on iPad labor: A petition signed by 255,000 people since January demanded Apple protect Chinese workers, but the document was based on actor's now debunked claims." CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "Apple Offers Royalty-Free Licenses For Nano-SIM Cards" [Paid Membership Required] 2:38 PM
  • "Apple Wants To Offer Free Licenses for its Nano-SIM Standard" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Offers Royalty-free Licensing for nano-SIM Patents" The Mac Observer 8:38 AM
  • "'Angry Birds Space' Downloaded 10M Times in 3 Days" Mashable 8:01 AM
  • "Scare Different and Mac iCar: Apple References in Pixar Films" The Next Web 10:39 AM
  • "Swedish magicians use Apple's new iPads to entertain" UberGizmo 8:19 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "SAP Replaces Some Officials in China" [Paid Membership Required] 12:14 PM
  • "Pinterest policy update smooths out sticky spots" ZDNet Australia 12:07 PM
  • "Morphlabs Rolls Out All-SSD Private Cloud in a Box" Wired 11:59 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi ARM-based Linux device may be hit by further delays" V3 11:56 AM
  • "RIM offering BB Dev Alpha devices to BlackBerry Jam developers" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "RIM pushes BlackBerry 10 kit out to thousands of devs on 1 May" The Register 11:51 AM
  • "Eclipse sets release date for Orion browser IDE: Open source dev tool set for July availability" InfoWorld 11:46 AM
  • "'Fast executioner' Samsung seeks killer design to rival Apple" Reuters 11:40 AM
  • "Phones become electronic wallets: With Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, companies can control building access via NFC-enabled phones" Network World 11:29 AM
  • "A Game Explodes and Changes Life Overnight at a Struggling Start-Up" New York Times 11:28 AM
  • "Sony to Launch PlayStation 3 Photo Suite This Week, to Link With Cloud Service" IDG News Service 11:28 AM
  • "Vidyo Unveils VidyoRouter Virtualized HD Video Conferencing" eWeek 10:41 AM
  • "Mozilla sets end of Firefox for Win2K, early XP: Move to newer dev tools means April's Firefox 12 will be last to work on outdated Windows" Computerworld 10:33 AM
  • "Facebook scammers host Trojan horse extensions on Chrome Web Store" IDG News Service 10:31 AM
  • "Tumblr to ban self-harm and eating disorder blogs" BBC 10:23 AM
  • "Yahoo spurns activist investor, names its own new board directors" Silicon Valley 10:34 AM
  • "Taiwan smartphone maker HTC hopes new model can help reverse falling revenue: HTC Corp. is marketing a new smartphone that can take four digital photos per second, a model the Taiwan maker hopes can help reverse its falling revenue amid keener competition." Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "AT&T To Launch Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone At $99.99" Forbes 10:48 AM
  • "Phone customers ditch their carriers faster than ever" CNNMoney 9:31 AM
  • "Could Google's Deep Shot Project Deliver a Universal Killer App?" Patent Bolt 7:46 AM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 388: Backup Strategies & Cool Stuff Found" The Mac Observer 5:37 PM
  • "So what's wrong with the New iPad? It's too hot, too big and weighs too much. How's that for a sensational headline? We explain why these issues aren't really issues at all." The MT Show 7:46 AM
  • "Siri used by 87% of iPhone 4S owners, study claims" AppleInsider 8:27 PM
  • "Debunkatron: No, the iPad is not destroying its own battery" TUAW 9:26 AM
  • "Testing: Misleading iPad Battery Indicator Cuts Run Time by 1.2 Hours" Mashable 8:44 AM
  • "Batterygate: Apple's dysfunctional iPad 3 battery charger" ZDNet 11:17 AM
  • "New iPad heat output only slightly higher than Android tablets" The Verge 11:54 AM
  • "The iPad 3's battery algorithm is busted, here's why" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "Still More on New iPad Battery, Apple Claims Overcharging May Damage It" Mac|Life 8:46 AM
  • "Apple 'Must Fix' iPad Battery Issue, Study Warns" PCWorld 11:41 AM
  • "Cracks appear in face of Apple's iOS security: The iPhone to date is not a major malware target, but openings are starting to be exposed" SecurityNewsDaily 11:18 AM
  • "Not so hot: New iPad heat levels comparable to Android tablets" PCWorld 10:38 AM
  • "Designing 'iPad WLANs' poses new, renewed challenges: Numbers, use patterns, channels complicate Wi-Fi networks" Network World 9:40 AM
  • "Apple's new Verizon iPad can serve as LTE hotspot for more than 24 hours" AppleInsider 4:13 PM
  • "Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Connecting the cables" Apple Support 3:15 PM
  • "Apple TV (2nd generation): Changing the name of your Apple TV" Apple Support 3:15 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "MagLight+ For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:24 AM
  • "100 Rogues For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:24 AM
  • "Stupid Zombies For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:24 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:16 AM
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $255" MacReviewZone 1:27 PM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information $31 To $350" MacReviewZone 1:27 PM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Headsets -From $2 To $300 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 1:27 PM

  • "Review: OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G 480GB SSD (Verdict: sick!)" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Elgato Thunderbolt SSD: Incredibly fast external drive - but this speed will cost you." Register Hardware 8:26 AM
  • "WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo review: Good but not really a page turner" CNET News 2:38 PM
  • "Hands-on: LifeProof iPhone case" CNET Asia 7:48 AM
  • "Review: BaseOneLabs ImpactBand for iPhone 4/4S" Run Around Tech 2:38 PM
  • "Review - SwitchEasy Canvas iPad case (2012) Review" MacNN 4:13 PM
  • "Review: Four desktop amplifiers/DACs Review" Macworld 8:21 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Turn your photos into beautiful storyboards with PicFrame for iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:16 PM
  • "Better Gmail on the iPhone" AllThingsD 8:27 AM
  • "Angry Birds Space for iOS goes zero gravity (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Stickems review: A fun way to get rid of sticky fingerprints on your screen" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "Black SMS iPhone App Encrypts Your Texts, Lets Playas Play" TechCrunch 11:51 AM
  • "Review: Draw Something – the best way to show bad art" iMore 11:18 AM
  • "iPad Apps That Sync Audio With Notes: A Visual Tour" BYTE 4:06 PM
  • "Disney's Tangled Storybook Deluxe App for iOS" Wired 12:00 PM
  • "Sunday in Kyoto is a Modern Folktale" PadGadget 8:16 AM
  • "Appidemic: Fix-it-Up '80s: Meet Kate's Parents HD for iPad" AppleTell 8:23 AM
  • "Fix-It-Up 80s: Meet Kate's Parents Review/The best Fix-It-Up Time Management game yet." 148Apps 12:13 PM
  • "Beatstream Review: Beatstream is a rhythm game that dynamically generates levels to go along with a player's music library. The graphics are unimpressive, but the game play is fun and the replay value is as big as one's catalog of music." 148Apps 8:26 AM
  • "Canyon Dash Review: Race a runaway mine cart down a narrow canyon by tilting your device and using dynamite to clear the way." 148Apps 11:18 AM
  • "Spinbot Battles Review: Only the toughest Spinbot can be king of the arena." 148Apps 3:15 PM
  • "Blind Tennis Review: A classic game now played using nothing but sound." 148Apps 2:45 PM
  • "Quote Unquote Review: Quote Unquote presents players with clues and a quote with the answers hidden in the words. It's the perfect game for anyone who has grown tired of crossword puzzles." 148Apps 2:45 PM
  • "Bitter Sam Review" 148Apps 9:25 AM
  • "How To move data between Macs: If you need to quickly transfer data between Mac systems, there are a number of available options, each with its pros and cons." MacFixIt 9:51 PM
  • "How to make basic edits in iPhoto for iOS" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Get The Most Out Of iOS Voice Dictation [Video How-To] Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "How to 'Find On Page' on an iPhone with Safari" OS X Daily 10:10 AM
  • "Will fully charging your iPad damage the battery?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:38 AM
  • "CEO's surprise visit shows nation at core of Apple strategy" China Daily 9:37 PM
  • "The new iPad (2012) community Report card" iMore 7:06 PM
  • "Why my new iPad's storage doesn't add up: Is your unit defective? Or is this some kind of Apple scam? Turns out it's neither. Find out why your available gigabytes appear to be less than what you thought you paid for." CNET Reviews 5:18 PM
  • "Nano-SIM war: here's what Apple and Nokia want to put in your next phone" The Verge 5:14 PM
  • "How to Create a Superior Tablet Banking App: As banks race to roll out mobile apps for iPads, Kindle Fires and other increasingly popular tablet devices, they need to do more than just port over their existing smartphone apps. Industry leaders reveal what goes into creating an engaging and rich tablet-specific experience." Bank Systems & Technology 4:07 PM
  • "Apple's Airplay Takes The Boardroom By Storm" BYTE 4:06 PM
  • "Apple Needs Somebody To Say No To Bad Design" Forbes 3:51 PM
  • "Why the honeymoon is over for new iPad" Scripps Media 3:15 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad gains Chinese certification, could head to retail soon" Engadget 2:46 PM
  • "Why The New iPad Could Be Bigger Than You Imagined" TheStreet 2:46 PM
  • "Enderle: New iPad is a 'penis iron' and Meg Whitman is clearly a bigger asset to HP than Cook is to Apple'" MacDailyNews 2:34 PM
  • "Meg Whitman vs. Tim Cook by the Numbers" TechNewsWorld 2:34 PM
  • "Mike Daisey issues first actual apology for his monologue, says he 'violated trust'" The Verge 8:05 PM
  • "Playwright Mike Daisey: 'I would like to apologize'" GeekWire 2:42 PM
  • "Mike Daisey: Finally, the damnable liar apologizes" The Loop 12:43 PM
  • "New iPad: Runs Warm, But Nothing Alarming" PadGadget 4:14 PM
  • "New iPad: 25+ Hours as a LTE hotspot - Only Slightly Hotter Than Some Android Tablets" MacTrast 2:35 PM
  • "Did Apple Tell the New iPad's Battery Meter to Lie on Purpose?" Mashable 4:29 PM
  • "The New iPad: Battle Of The Battery" AppleBitch 2:50 PM
  • "'Busted' iOS battery algorithm behind shorter iPad run time affects all iOS devices?" iDownload Blog 11:18 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Google mash note" Macworld [Insider Content] 11:17 AM
  • "iPad Tablet Huddle Hits The Enterprise: Ready, IT?" InformationWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Is Apple About to Ignite a Profit Center For Wireless Carriers?" The Motley Fool 10:10 AM
  • "Should We Buy Into the 4.6-inch Screen Rumors?" 148Apps 10:10 AM
  • "Would Steve Jobs Have Released The iPad 3?"  Forbes 10:08 AM
  • "Apple's iPad has problems -- so what else is new?" CBS News 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Phlebotomy/The treatment for the blood disease called Polycythemia Vera (the name means 'too many red cells') goes back to the Dark Ages: Lance a vein and relieve the patient of a pint of blood. Phlebotomy treats the symptom but not the condition. There is no known cure; the blood-letting must be repeated indefinitely. This is what comes to mind when I see how Apple intends to treat its Polycashemia Vera, its 'too many greenbacks' problem."  Monday Note 8:20 AM
  • "Logically, You Already Know What To Expect From The Next iPhone" App Advice 8:19 AM
  • "Customer Now Suing Apple For $1,000,000 After Apple Store Door Breaks Her Nose" App Advice 8:45 AM
  • "Customer Sues Apple For $1 Million After Breaking Nose On Glass Door" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Holy Crap: Tim Cook Visits China, And Spotted At Beijing Apple Store" M.I.C. Gadget 9:40 AM
  • "CEOspotting: Apple's Tim Cook Seen in China, but Why?" Techland 8:16 AM
  • "Intel and Microsoft's Secret Weapon Against Apple"  Techland 8:15 AM
  • "All That Cash: On Apple, Twitter And The New Bit Factories" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Why Do Magazines Look So Terrible on the iPad 3?"  Mashable 8:01 AM
  • "It's Microsoft's Xbox 360 vs. Apple's iPhone And iPad (but only in his mind)" PixoBebo 7:46 AM
  • "Walter Isaacson Reveals 14 Leadership Lessons from Steve Jobs" The Mac Observer 7:03 PM
  • "Is Peer Pressure Driving The Use Of Personal Devices In The Workplace?" Cult of Mac 8:27 PM
  • "Spotify Is Not Like iTunes, And Can NEVER Be Profitable" Business Insider 4:14 PM
  • "Google Play's paid app conundrum: It's about the credit cards" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Cloud cost calculators: Helpful or more cloud hype?" InfoWorld 10:58 AM
  • "Your privacy is a sci-fi fantasy: What if our personal information wasn't digital and the collectors weren't machines?" InfoWorld 10:58 AM
  • "Good News On the Women In Tech Debate: Patents-Pending" Forbes 10:49 AM
  • "How to Land a Tech Job in L.A. (or Anywhere)" Forbes 10:48 AM
  • "Motorola Droid 4 offers nice touch: Paired with Lapdock, nearly a multitasker's dream" Boston Herald 10:26 AM
  • "Why 'data breach' isn't a dirty word anymore" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Earnings Preview: Red Hat Inc." Zacks 9:59 AM
  • "Are tablets inevitable as PC replacements?" Computerworld 10:33 AM
  • "Smartphones hike your risk of ID fraud" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "Are You Addicted To The Internet?" MacNews 8:51 AM
  • "Japanese robot pet powered by iPhone" TUAW 9:29 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Camera+ 3.0.1 is out... now with more + than ever!" tap tap tap 7:53 PM
  • "Waterproof your iPhone or Android device with nanocoating (video): Waterproof gadgets without bulky cases. Companies now offer a nanocoating that wraps devices in an invisible armor 1,000 times thinner than a human hair." Christian Science Monitor 4:29 PM
  • "CardSwitcher 2.0 Brings webOS Multitasking To Your iOS 5 Device [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 3:51 PM
  • "Dar-Soft releases updates with iPad Retina display support" Dar-Soft 3:45 PM
  • "'CmdTab' lends an OS X inspired app switcher to the iPhone" iDownload Blog 11:55 AM
  • "Prevent sexual violence with the circle of 6 iOS app" AppleTell 10:10 AM
  • "DOMK: Solawerks Designing Rugged Hard Rubber Version of Hot New Solapad AAPL iPad Accessory" Business Wire 4:25 PM
  • "PadGadget Weekly App Series — Special Diet Cooking Apps" PadGadget 9:25 AM
  • "iZen Bamboo, The iPad Keyboard For Hippies" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Plastic Surgeon Creates Revolutionary Photo Gallery Application for the iPhone®" PRWeb 8:34 AM
  • "Amzer Sells Over 12,000 Cases for the New iPad in Three Days" PRWeb 8:33 AM
  • "New Blog Post from iPhone Tips Blog,, Announces Possible Sneak-Peak Details of Apple's Upcoming iOS6" PRWeb 8:33 AM
  • "ViSalus™ is First Direct Seller to Complete Full Sales Force Mobile-ization" PRNewswire 8:32 AM
  • "The ProCamera Easter Bunny Is Putting Something Special in Easter Baskets - ProCamera for Only $0.99!" PRNewswire 8:31 AM
  • "Accuray Rolls Out PlanTouch for the CyberKnife System: An industry first, PlanTouch enables both review and approval of radiation treatment" PRNewswire 8:31 AM
  • "Conde Nast updates iPad mags with Retina Display support" Electronista 8:24 AM
  • "Revolution Mosaic App: 360,000 Photos to Create One Image" The Next Web 8:22 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Artistic Hero Gets His Very Own Gallery App" App Advice 8:19 AM
  • "Square relaunches mobile payments app as 'Pay with Square'" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Bandai announces Smartpet, a robot dog with an iPhone for a face" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "The Stand iPhone dock looks pretty sleek" UberGizmo 7:53 AM
  • "CookieCoo Dancing Star - iOS Educational Music Game for Kids, Free" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Search and Find with i Find Hotels App - the App from HotelsCombined" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Life Improving iPhone Application launched by Hunka Technologies" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "D3S DSLR 2.0 for iOS - Min-U Guide a Complete Reference to Nikon DSLR" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "iCarbs App and 7 other iNutrient Apps now Universal with New Features" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Learning Nouns doesn't Have to Be a Drag - Just Drag and Tag" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Fjapps announces a new tool for software and hardware developers" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Fiendsoft Release Cipherz Word Game for iOS" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Motlies Easter Island Adventure 1.0 released for iPad" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Equalizer Pro 1.0 for iOS: Audiophile-Quality Equalizer, Unlimited Bands" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Blackjack 21+ 1.0 Free for iOS - Top 25 Casino Game in US" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Life Inventory iPad / Greater Self-Understanding of All Aspects of Life" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Agile project management for iOS" prMac 7:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Deck Chairs On The Titanic? Interpreting HP's Reorg" Forbes 9:53 AM
  • "HP's Dividend Is Nothing to Celebrate" TheStreet 9:52 AM
  • "7 Looming Tasks On HP CEO Meg Whitman's To-Do List" [Slideshow] CRN 10:30 AM
  • "HP taps Microsoft Lync and Polycom for unified communications push: More from this author" V3 11:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Raids Tackle Internet Crime" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft raid targets cyber Mafia intel" CNNMoney 2:35 PM
  • "Microsoft leads seizure of Zeus-related cybercrime servers: The company said it has shutdown several botnets that stole an estimated US$100 million over five years" IDG News Service 10:32 AM
  • "The long arm of Microsoft tries taking down Zeus botnets" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "Microsoft seizes servers in Zeus cyberfraud" Reuters 2:46 PM
  • "Microsoft and Nokia to Invest Up to 18 Million Euros in Mobile Application Development Program at Aalto University" Microsoft 10:00 AM
  • "Nokia, Microsoft Pledge $24 Million to University Program" Bloomberg 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft and Nokia launch $23.9-million AppCampus" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:53 AM
  • "Windows 8 Release Candidate by May? It's Consistent with What We've Heard" PCWorld 11:26 AM
  • "Windows 8 Release Candidate to surface by early June?" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Windows Phone struggles to break catch-22 as app makers hold off" Reuters 10:11 AM
  • "Microsoft releases finalized build of Windows Phone 'Tango' 7.1.1 SDK" The Verge 5:14 PM
  • "Promotional Windows Phone challenge backfires" TG Daily 11:49 AM
  • "Microsoft apologizes over 'Smoked by Windows Phone' controversy, offers winner laptop and phone" The Verge 11:53 AM
  • "Smoked By Windows Phone, Or Smoke And Mirrors? Microsoft's buzzworthy Smoked By Windows Phone campaign took an ugly turn over the weekend after a contestant accused Microsoft of cheating." InformationWeek 12:21 PM
  • "Microsoft's 'Smoked by Windows Phone' Gets...Smoked?" Techland 11:53 AM
  • "Is Windows Phone Nearing An Inflection Point?" Forbes 3:27 PM
  • "Microsoft's Plan for a Faster Web (and Apps)" PC Magazine 11:22 AM
  • "Microsoft: Google's SPDY is nice for a faster Web, but..." CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Inexpensive 'Xbox Lite' reportedly in the works" TG Daily 11:49 AM
  • "Social Phishing Spikes As Spam Declines, IBM Finds" InformationWeek 10:14 AM
  • "Intel Extends Semiconductor Lead Over Samsung: IHS" eWeek 10:41 AM
  • "iSuppli: Intel reached 10-year record market share in 2011 Q4" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Intel etches highest market share in a decade: The chip giant boosted its slice of the semiconductor market to 15.6 percent last year, its highest share since at least 2001." CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Intel's market share surges to 10-year high" BGR 9:43 PM
  • "Intel assists notebook makers to land ultrabook orders from regional vendors" DigiTimes 10:39 AM
  • "AMD wraps up £209m purchase of SeaMicro" ZDNet UK 12:08 PM
  • "AMD completes $334 million SeaMicro acquisition" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Rutgers University, IBM Open Supercomputer Center" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 PM
  • "FTC releases final privacy report, says 'Do Not Track' mechanism may be available by end of year" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:58 AM
  • "FTC Urges Congress to Pass Digital-Privacy Law" [Paid Membership Required] 11:57 AM
  • "Meet 802.11ac: The Next Wi-Fi Standard" Network World 11:27 AM
  • "Internet Society celebrates 20 years of standards, advocacy: Nonprofit group to induct pioneers, innovators to 'Internet Hall of Fame'" Network World 11:30 AM
  • "Intel and Microsoft's Secret Weapon Against Apple" Techland 11:53 AM
  • "How the PC industry killed the ultrabook" CNET 9:43 PM
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Apple News
  • "Apple shares hit new all-time closing high" MacDailyNews 3:33 PM
  • "Apple now worth nineteen times Dell's market value" MacDailyNews 3:33 PM
  • "How to Handle the Coming Dividend Tax Hike/Hough: Will the favorable tax treatment on dividends go away at the end of 2012, even as Apple and other companies roll out new dividends?" SmartMoney 4:01 PM
  • "Apple Should Be Like Berkshire, Put Cash To Real Work" Forbes 3:27 PM
  • "Apple Is Not a Big Positive for Best Buy: Analyst" CNBC 2:37 PM
  • "At $557 billion Apple = 1.4 XOM, 2 MSFT, 2.6 GE, 8.8 GS" MarketWatch 12:13 PM
  • "What's behind unusual trading in Apple" optionMONSTER 8:51 AM
Industry News
  • "Microsoft leads techs higher in broad rally: Bernanke comments lift market; Micron slips on downgrade" MarketWatch 12:14 PM
  • "U.S. stocks wipe out weekly loss on Bernanke: Dollar falls, gold surges; health-care stocks lead S&P 500" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Advance Following Bernanke's Comments" Bloomberg 10:25 AM
  • "Stocks Rally on Bernanke Comments, German Data" FOXBusiness 10:51 AM
  • "Stocks Soar on Fed Stimulus Hopes" TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Dow jumps on dovish Bernanke" CNNMoney 4:08 PM
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  • "Stocks: Bernanke comments to spur gain" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stocks gain on Fed's dovish stance" MarketWatch 12:14 PM
  • "Asia Markets Mostly Slide" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Sydney, Seoul shares fall; Hong Kong ends flat" MarketWatch 9:35 AM
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  • "Europe Markets: European stocks rise after Ifo; Spain stumbles/EasyJet jumps 8% after lifting guidance" MarketWatch 12:11 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:38 PM
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