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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Monday Note's Jean-Louis Gasée has recanted some previous criticism of the iPad and now sees its future in the iPhone 6 Plus; CNET and other sites have begun to question whether Apple has gone overboard with 56 possible configurations of iPads; Full video of Jony Ive's Vanity Fair Interview posted online; Business Matters asks whether your Small Business should accept Apple Pay; Dan Frommer thinks the Apple SIM, "buried at the bottom of one of [Apple's] marketing pages" about iPad Air 2, could signal a legitimate disruption of the wireless industry; Forbes' Mark Rogowsky responds to articles lambasting Apple's new iPad offerings, reminding that "Apple doesn't control the universe"; not likely that we'll see touch-based Macs any time in the future according to Apple's own Craig Federighi; Apple reminds Q4 earnings call is on Monday afternoon; Yosemite is, so far, outpacing Mavericks by 67% in adoption; iTunes 12 arrived alongside the new OS sporting new user interface design, and more; Macworld offers a "complete guide" to Yosemite; LAPTOP Magazine has a primer for installing the new OS, MacStories covers changes to "extensibility and automation", Macworld on the new dictation commands and making/receiving iPhone calls on your Mac — plenty more in our OS X section.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apples Are Growing in American Homes: Half of all U.S. households own at least one Apple product, according to CNBC's All-America Economic survey."  CNBC 12:39 PM
  • "Apple CEO Meets Vice Premier Who May Be Next China Leader" ["Cook and Li had a 'great meeting,' Carolyn Wu, a Beijing- based Apple spokeswoman, said in a telephone interview today. ... The meeting with Li gives Cook a chance to build a personal connection with a leading candidate to replace Wen Jiabao as China's premier next March, based on an assessment by Li Cheng, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution."]  Bloomberg News 8:04 AM
  • "Apple CEO Meets With China's Vice Premier" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:21 AM
  • "Li vows IPR protection to Apple CEO" China Daily 9:01 PM
  • "Apple: Cook's Trip Suggests China Mobile Deal, Says Barclays" Barron's 10:01 AM
  • "Did Tim Cook Pay a Call on China Mobile to Talk iPhone?" AllThingsD 3:48 PM
  • "China to Apple's Cook: we will boost intellectual property rights: Xinhua" Reuters 10:09 AM
  • "iPad: Hot Sales, Harsh Spotlight/Tim Cook is spending some time in China, one of Apple's biggest suppliers of labor and potentially a huge market for its products as well. Meanwhile, the company's latest product, the new iPad, is coming under close scrutiny in regard to issues like temperature, battery life and whether it's been falsely advertised in the Australian market." MacNewsWorld 8:55 AM
  • "Apple offers iPad refunds: Computer giant Apple has offered to refund people who bought its new iPad, which it admits is not compatible with Telstra's 4G network." ABC News, Australia 9:47 AM
  • "Apple refunds Australia over fragmented iPad 4G promise"  Computerworld 7:39 AM
  • "Apple to Offer Refund Over Australian 4G iPad Claims: Apple is trying to appease a regulator that is taking the company to court for allegedly misleading advertisements." IDG News Service 7:44 AM
  • "BBC News - Apple offers iPad refunds in Australia over 4G" BBC 7:44 AM
  • "Apple to Offer iPad Disclaimer, Refunds in Australia" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's New iPad Faces Snags Outside U.S.: Apple Inc. faced complaints in several countries that its new iPad was incompatible with fast fourth-generation cellular networks outside North America." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:41 PM
  • "Apple calls Australia's bluff: Offers full refunds rather than stop marketing the new iPad as 'Wi-Fi + 4G'" Fortune 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Offers Refund in Australia" Zacks 12:16 PM
  • "New iPad refunds offered in Aussie 4G furore" Crave @ CNET 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Oz offers refunds for confused 4G iPad owners" The Register 7:39 AM
  • "Sweden May Investigate Apple iPad Marketing: The Swedish Consumer Agency is considering launching an investigation into whether Apple's marketing of its new iPad is misleading." WSJ Blogs 8:41 AM
  • "Lawsuits claim Apple iTunes, Sony PSN copy vending patent" Electronista 4:29 PM
  • "Latest Nokia statement indicates potential for multi-year court battle over nano-SIM patents" Foss Patents 10:07 AM
  • "Samsung won't get to attack the iPhone 4S at trial in California this summer" Foss Patents 9:53 AM
  • "Apple bolstering privacy by ending developer access to UDIDs: With privacy concerns at the forefront of many tech industry blogs, not to mention investigations from Congress, Apple has begun rejecting apps that access UDIDs." CNET News 8:40 PM
OS X
News
  • "Startup Flutter brings Kinect-like gesture controls to your Mac" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Avira becomes latest vendor to offer Mac antivirus software: The company also released free a remote management application for Android phones" IDG News Service 1:11 PM
  • "ESET analyzes the Office-based Trojan threat for OS X: Security company ESET watches the newly found Trojan for OS X establish connections and receive commands to steal information." CNET Reviews 8:41 PM
  • "úll iOS/OS X conference in Dublin, Ireland" The Loop 8:46 AM
  • "Apple rolls out iTunes 10.6.1 update: Apple on Wednesday released iTunes 10.6.1, a minor update that fixes a small number of bugs found in the introduction of version 10.6 which was released earlier in March." AppleInsider 9:00 PM
  • "iTunes 10.6.1 fixes super annoying TV show episode order bug when using Apple TV" The Next Web 9:00 PM
  • "iTunes 10.6.1 squashes several bugs" Macworld 8:59 PM
  • "Apple Releases Logic Pro & Logic Express 9.1.7 Updates" Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Logic Pro 9.1.7, Logic Express 9.1.7 patches posted" FairerPlatform 9:47 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "What to do if There are Coloured Lines on your Mac Screen" Amsys 12:07 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Securely Delete Files on a Mac" PCWorld 8:58 PM
  • "Review: 7 password managers for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android/1Password and KeePass lead the field in features, flexibility, browser integration, and ease of use" InfoWorld 11:43 AM
  • "Hands-on with Aereo: $12 monthly broadcast TV with DVR live-streams in Safari for Mac and iOS" 9 to 5 Mac 12:15 PM
  • "Automator workflow of the month: Convert and mail images/Capture, convert, and send images from your digital camera in a hurry" Macworld 12:18 PM
  • "SoundBunny (sorta) lets you control OS X app volumes independently" MacNews 8:58 AM
  • "MacMost Now 689: Converting Video With Miro" MacMost 9:49 AM
  • "Change the Default Format and Save Location for Screenshots on a Mac" Lifehacker 8:54 AM
  • "How To Customize Your Mac's Folders Using A Secret Drag And Drop App" Mac 360 8:07 AM
  • "A Cheap Mac App That Changes Folder Icons With A Drag And A Drop" McSolo 8:07 AM
  • "6 Reasons To Use The Mac's Ultimate Tweaking Tool (now with more love, new name)" Mac 360 8:08 AM
  • "The Funny Little Problem With The Mac's Menubar (and how you can fix it for free)" BohemianBoomer 8:08 AM
  • "5 Ways To Love The Responsive Web Site Tool To Preview And Edit Mobile Device Web Sites" NoodleMac 8:08 AM
  • "How To Add A Free Dinosaur Video Player To Your Mac (and why)" TeraTalks 8:08 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Microsoft Windows 8 or Apple Mac?" CNN 3:52 PM
  • "They Tell Me Of A Home With An ICloudy Device" MacNews 8:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta Hits 500,000 Downloads" MacRumors 1:12 PM
  • "URL Extractor 3.4.1 to extract url and emails from the web, search engine and local files" Tension Software 10:49 AM
  • "Indeeo today announced the release of iDraw® 1.3, a significant update to the popular iPad design and vector illustration application." iDraw 8:28 AM
  • "No rest for sleepy disks with Disksomnia 3.0 from Digital Heaven" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "iPresentee Launches New RapidWeaver Themes Website" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "ShareMouse 1.0 for OS X: Control Up to 26 Macs and PCs from One Keyboard" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Preview of MoneyWiz for Mac" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Macmanus Enters e-Books Market With iBooks Author Templates" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "iWeb Themes Park Expands Collection to 165 Templates for Upcoming Easter" iWeb Themes Park 7:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Siri faces another class-action lawsuit" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 9:05 PM
  • "Steve Jobs wasn't a fan of the Siri name: Steve Jobs, according to Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus, wasn't particularly fond of the Siri moniker" Network World 8:32 AM
  • "Siri co-founder: Steve Jobs didn't care for the name Siri" VentureBeat 10:06 AM
  • "Steve Jobs didn't like Siri's name, couldn't think of anything better" The Verge 12:16 PM
  • "Is Siri Not Feeling the Love?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:23 AM
  • "Infographic: Users Love Siri's Artificial Intelligence" LAPTOP Magazine 8:56 AM
  • "Two Years with The iPad– Distimo In-Depth Study" PadGadget 12:14 PM
  • "iPad users don't mind paying for news" GigaOM 10:06 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone now the 'digital camera of choice' among consumers" AppleInsider 1:15 PM
  • "Nokia won't license 'essential' patents if Apple's nano-SIM standard is selected" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "Nokia stepping up Sim battle with Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:09 PM
  • "Zuckerberg flies to Shanghai for Apple Store visit" The Register 7:45 AM
  • "This Software Can Extract Your iOS Device's Passcode, Contacts, Call Logs, And Even Keystrokes [Video] Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Oh, That 'Pull To Refresh' Thing In iOS? Yeah, Twitter Has A Patent App On That"  TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "Apple's Newsstand Brings in $70K a Day from Top Titles" Wired 8:57 PM
  • "Users spend $70K daily on iPad mags, newspapers" iPad.Blorge 9:48 AM
  • "How one city used smartphones to fix its streets" CIO 12:18 PM
  • "Apple iPhone/1 of 5 from 5 game-changers: Recent smartphone debuts that stood apart (photos)" CNET News 4:05 PM
  • "Chinese buy paper iPads for dead ancestor: Paper replicas of Apple's iPad and iPhone are selling like hot cakes in China this year as millions prepare to honour their ancestors in an age-old annual festival that has taken on a modern twist." Telegraph 9:53 AM
  • "China Gives Its Ancestors Paper iPhones, iPads To Use In The Afterlife" Cult of Mac 9:53 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Yahoo-Geddon: Leaders to Debate Layoffs, Asset Sales, Search Deals and More Today, as a Major Restructuring Looms" AllThingsD 1:04 PM
  • "Red Hat Becomes Open Source's First $1 Billion Baby" Wired Magazine 12:43 PM
  • "Raspberry Pi to get dedicated online store" V3 12:35 PM
  • "Vita games yanked after Sony discovers exploits" TG Daily 12:28 PM
  • "Meet Hume, a robot that runs like us: A group of researchers wants to build a robot that can run at high speeds over any terrain" PCWorld 12:26 PM
  • "Class-cutters beware: Student tracking chip debuts" [Video Report] MSNBC 11:35 AM
  • "Movement aims to decentralize the Internet" Motherboard 10:21 AM
  • "Flash Player 11.2 fixes critical vulnerabilities, adds silent updates: Adobe hopes the new automatic update option will help the company respond to Flash Player attacks more efficiently" IDG News Service 11:03 AM
  • "Adobe to charge Flash coders to use 'premium' features" CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "110,000 PC-strong Kelihos botnet sidelined" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "A Cloud Operating System Takes Shape: Cloud storage company Box says it can offer a universal data store to unite data spread across different mobile apps." Technology Review 12:24 PM
  • "Rumors Swirl as Mark Zuckerberg Vacations in China" PC Magazine 11:45 AM
  • "Facebook Eyes Big Ad Opportunity From Log-Out Ads" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "RIM's Q1 outlook expected to be weak as BlackBerry 7 devices age rapidly" ZDNet 12:48 PM
  • "New RIM Chief Will Step Into Spotlight: After Just Two Months as CEO, Thorsten Heins to Deliver Progress Report on Turnaround at BlackBerry Maker" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:40 PM
  • "Google's latest brainstorm: Analytics for the common folk/A new monthly dashboard service from Google will let users monitor their 'account activity.'" CNET News 1:08 PM
  • "Google I/O conference sells out in 20 minutes" The Register 12:30 PM
  • "Google+, developers hope to revolutionize video chat with new 'Hangouts' apps" Silicon Valley 12:14 PM
  • "Google Drive cloud storage 'might' be here in April: sources" MSNBC 11:34 AM
  • "Google gets lots of Play: Google is making its recently rebranded music, app and e-book store, Google Play, a top priority." Boston Herald 10:17 AM
  • "Google's $150 handheld device could trigger tablet war" New York Post 11:38 AM
  • "Google Scared This 27-Year-Old Entrepreneur Into Changing His Idea — Now His Company Is Worth More Than $500 Million" Business Insider 9:55 AM
  • "Nokia Pushes Its Emerging Market, Low-Cost Strategy With The 800C, China's First CDMA Windows Phone" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "The Reading Glove engages senses and objects to tell a story: Karen Tanenbaum uses wearable tech and sensors to explore the boundaries of storytelling." O'Reilly Radar 8:57 AM
  • "Firefox: In with the new, out with the compatibility/Endless parade of updates adds no visible benefit to users but breaks common functions like TinyMCE" InfoWorld 8:56 AM
  • "Printer ink: Tired of feeding the cash cow? Inkjet refills typically cost significantly more than the printer itself. Human blood costs about $17.27 an ounce, silver about $34 an ounce. But both are bargains compared to the ink sold to the owners of inkjet printers, which can exceed $80 an ounce." Computerworld 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Reinvents the Keyboard in Imaginative Ways" Patent Bolt 7:53 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iPhone & iPad Live tonight at 9pm ET/6pm PT" iMore 4:32 PM
  • "Rumor Has It, Ep. 26: Last call for iPhone 5 rumors (podcast)" CNET TV 4:05 PM
  • "Macworld Insider: Enjoy our iPad Starter Guide for free" Macworld 3:43 PM
  • "Jumping the Gun, Tim Cook in China and FOYML" Your Mac Life 12:53 PM
  • "Macworld Pundit Showdown XVI: Macworld Podcast #294" Macworld 12:18 PM
  • "Meet The Everyman Mac Owner Crusading To Pull Change.org's Anti-Apple Petition [Interview] Cult of Mac 12:15 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM EDT: Steve and the Doc" TUAW 12:14 PM
  • "New iPad is warm not hot, battery charging concerns. Plus first look at Pure One Flow Internet radio (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 8:58 AM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 130" 148Apps 8:47 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple places more orders for 13.3-inch MacBook Pro than for 15-inch model" DigiTimes 11:02 PM
  • "OH NO: Apple TV Isn't Coming Until 2013, Says Research Group" Business Insider 10:47 PM
  • "Apple seems to have a plan of 5-inch Retina Display device in 2013."  Macotakara 3:53 PM
  • "Apple Working On Totally New 5-Inch Retina Device For 2013 Debut [Rumor] Cult of Mac 3:54 PM
  • "iPad mini to be closer in size to Samsung's Note? Apple is reportedly eyeing 5-inch panels for an upcoming device that would fit in somewhere between the iPhone and the iPad." CNET News 8:43 PM
  • "Apple says 100% iPad recharge 'problem' is by design" ZDNet 9:53 AM
  • "Apple: iPad 3 battery gauge works as expected" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "IPad 3 Wi-Fi 'Issues' Tested: Worst Performance Yet, But Does It Really Matter?" Cult of Mac 9:53 AM
  • "iPhone passcode cracking is easier than you think: A Swedish security firms shows that it can break into a passcode-protected mobile phone in a matter of minutes." CNET News 7:59 AM
  • "iPhone passcode lock defeated in 2 minutes (Video)" ZDNet 10:10 AM
  • "iPhone Password Hacking is Easy (With the Right Software)" PC Magazine 12:17 PM
  • "Apple Marketing The New iPad As 4G, But Only In USA" Apple Bitch 3:39 PM
  • "Apple Finally Gets the Green Light from USPTO for iTunes Logo" Patently Apple 9:14 AM
  • "Is an Apple TV jackpot behind Foxconn's stake in Sharp?" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:53 AM
  • "The Foxconn-Sharp Alliance is all about Apple's Coming HDTV" Patently Apple 2:59 PM
  • "Foxconn To Invest $1.6B In Sharp For Flat Panels, Maybe For The iPad? Maybe For Apple TV?" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Foxconn-Sharp partnership likely targeting Apple orders" DigiTimes 10:43 AM
  • "Supply chain wars: Hon Hai's Sharp investment helps Apple vs. Samsung" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "The next Macs will likely have one of these Intel Ivy Bridge processors, due in a month" 9 to 5 Mac 12:15 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "I noticed my new iPad 3 was draining the battery quickly even when in sleep mode. I turned off the notifications for everything but a few apps. I specifically turned off notifications for Mashable and CNN. However, they keep coming. I have since turned the machine off, restarted it with the new settings, and no difference. Does anyone know how to stop push notifications?" MacInTouch 12:53 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Draco The Dragon: The Fire-Breathing Quest! For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:47 AM
  • "iSupr8 For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:47 AM
  • "Always Up! Pro For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:47 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -Closeout, Refurbished & Used -Prices Start At $800" MacReviewZone 12:54 PM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -6 And 4 Core Models... Up To $380 Off List Price" MacReviewZone 12:54 PM
  • "2011 Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -21.5 Inch -Up To $250 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12:53 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:46 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The Apple iPad Review (2012)"  AnandTech 3:46 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad UK" ZDNet UK 12:54 PM
  • "iHome iW1 Is A Great AirPlay Speaker System, But Lacks Some Polish [Review] Cult of Mac 3:39 PM
  • "Need a slim, protective case for your new iPad? Dress it in a MiniSuit" Houston Chronicle 8:57 AM
  • "Reviews: STM Skinny 3 for iPad (3rd-Gen)" iLounge 3:50 PM
  • "Luna illuminated keyboard for OS X and Windows review" AppleTell 8:46 AM
  • "a-Jays Four review: Flat-cabled earbuds echo the iPhone 4's styling" PC Advisor 12:20 PM
  • "Review: Third Rail Case Offers Extra Battery Power When You Need It" Wired 12:54 PM
  • "Review: Behringer U-Phono UFO202 offers an inexpensive way to digitize LPs" Macworld 8:46 AM
  • "Accuratus iMage Beatz review: Warm-sounding wireless headphones that can be tricky to control" Macworld UK 8:46 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Best Case Scenario: Incipio Slim Kickstand Folio" Mac|Life 9:00 PM
  • "The final frontier is yours to explore on your iPad: Take a trip to the stars with this high-res science and discovery app that's optimized for the new iPad." CNET Reviews 8:41 PM
  • "Taposé: bringing Microsoft's Courier to the iPad (hands-on)" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "iPad meets Microsoft Courier: New app transforms Apple's tablet" Electricpig 8:47 AM
  • "Sleipnir 3.3 Web Browser For OS X and Sleipnir Mobile for iOS 1.8.2 – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 2:59 PM
  • "Hands on: Retina-enabled reading apps for iPad" GigaOM 9:14 AM
  • "Songza App Review: Pandora And Spotify Better Watch Their Backs" TechCrunch 12:15 PM
  • "iPad vs paper: Not all notepad apps are equal" Electricpig 8:47 AM
  • "Urbanspoon releases new restaurant discovery app" Seattle Times 12:21 PM
  • "Alltop For iPad Is Best Avoided" Cult of Mac 9:51 AM
  • "Angry Birds Space: Available on iOS and Android - tested on iPhone 4 and Asus Eee Pad Transformer - and other platforms too." Register Hardware 7:45 AM
  • "Play and Learn with Monster Time — iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:46 AM
  • "Flixel Review: Flixel allows users to create images with moving video elements and share them over social networks." 148Apps 3:42 PM
  • "Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 3 Review" Touch Arcade 8:55 AM
  • "Trakr Review: Trakr is an app that allows users to track data in a creative interface." 148Apps 3:47 PM
  • "CodeRunner Review: A fascinating concept that's unlike all others. It's a great way to make walking exciting." 148Apps 8:47 AM
  • "Madcoaster Review: Madcoaster is everything we like about endless runners ... on a roller coaster!" 148Apps 10:36 AM
  • "Minidragon Review: Minidragon is an arena game where players control a dragon that incinerates waves of monsters." 148Apps 3:50 PM
  • "Tree World Review: An addictive yet simple medley of successful freemium gaming elements. Who thought watching a tree would be so compelling?" 148Apps 4:30 PM
Tips
  • "4G or Not 4G: A Guide to Cut Through All The 'Fast' Talk" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:45 AM
  • "How to Force iMessage to send as Text Message (SMS)" Amsys 12:07 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPad, iPhone Drive Touch-Screen Display Market: IHS iSuppli" eWeek 11:03 PM
  • "Wherefore art thou 'iPad'?" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 9:04 PM
  • "Apple spurs touch-screen technology growth" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 9:03 PM
  • "The Insanity And Confusing Truth Of The iPad's Mobile Specs" Forbes 8:57 PM
  • "Analysis: Nokia Threatens to Take Toys Home in Apple SIM Fight" The Mac Observer 8:11 PM
  • "The Sad Conglomeration Of The App Store" Apple'n'Apps 3:56 PM
  • "CNBC: Half of American Households Have Drunk the Apple Kool-Aid" CNBC 3:44 PM
  • "Editorial: The Case For Apple to Preserve the Mac Pro" The Mac Observer 3:41 PM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: The New iPad's (Too?) Yellow Display" The Mac Observer 2:59 PM
  • "Five Things Siri Still Needs" Techland 12:40 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Assault and battery" Macworld [Insider Content] 12:18 PM
  • "Did Foxconn invest in Sharp to build Apple TVs?" The Verge 12:16 PM
  • "Yes, the iPad 2 is better than the 'New' iPad" TG Daily 12:15 PM
  • "Are iPads And iPhones Too Distracting For Doctors?"  Cult of Mac 12:15 PM
  • "iPad vs. Ultrabook: Picking the Perfect Next-Gen Laptop" PCWorld 12:09 PM
  • "Cook's Tour: CFOs Should Watch the Apple CEO's China Visit" Computerworld 11:42 AM
  • "Bigger Than Agency, Bigger Than E-Books: The Case Against Apple and Publishers"  Wired 10:45 AM
  • "How Wi-Fi Can Save Data-Guzzling Mobile Devices" Tech.pinions 9:49 AM
  • "Mike Daisey's disgrace tops lies" Tech.Blorge 9:47 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Is Whipping Apple in TV" Tech.pinions 9:49 AM
  • "What Exactly Will Be in the Apple TV?" TheStreet 9:47 AM
  • "The iPad mini" iMore 4:29 PM
  • "Why a 7.85" Screen for the Rumored 'iPad Mini' Makes Sense" MacRumors 8:56 AM
  • "The iPad's broken promise: Apple taking refunds over 4G confusion" Electricpig 8:47 AM
  • "Should our taxes pay for politicians' iPads?" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "How to decide: should you buy a new iPad or a Kindle Fire?" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "My Free Mac Gift App For All Apple Critics And Microsoft Apologists (from Enderle to Thurrott)" PixoBebo 8:06 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Streaming beats Blu-ray: It's done. Blu-ray has lost the war for the American living room." ZDNet 12:47 PM
  • "Can an Energy Drink Really Make You a Better Gamer?" Techland 12:32 PM
  • "How Tech Patent Lawsuits Hurt Real People" PCWorld 11:55 AM
  • "Today is Document Freedom Day; Here's Why It Matters." PCWorld 11:48 AM
  • "U.S. flat-panel TV shipments expected to decline for first time" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 11:29 AM
  • "Firefox: In with the new, out with the compatibility/Endless parade of updates adds no visible benefit to users but breaks common functions like TinyMCE" InfoWorld 11:02 AM
  • "Bring your own tech: IT's missed opportunity" InfoWorld 11:00 AM
  • "9 Hollywood celebs invading tech" [Slideshow] Fortune 10:51 AM
  • "Printer ink: Tired of feeding the cash cow?" Computerworld 10:25 AM
  • "Bringing broadband to the boonies, part 3: Fiber's not free" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Searching For Speech Technology's Holy Grail" CNBC 9:56 AM
  • "I'm sick to death of Android" ZDNet 12:46 PM
  • "Google's New Account Activity Feature Shows Your Shocking Addiction To Google Services" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "Google Drive: Gdrive storage tool in April -- Dropbox killer?" Computerworld Blogs 10:24 AM
  • "Google's Remarkable Plan to Dominate the Social Enterprise" Forbes 9:50 AM
  • "The next wave of digital growth is here" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "4G or Not 4G: A Guide to Cut Through All the 'Fast' Talk" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "5 Million Galaxy Note Shipments Proves One Thing" Tech.pinions 12:21 PM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Apple announces 'pre-abused' iSore devices" Scoopertino 8:19 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Ultimate laptop bag for Apple hipsters? Timbuk2's limited-edition Mission MacBook Messenger bags are available exclusively from Apple.com, which tells you who they're designed for." CNET News 8:48 PM
  • "'The Artist' meets the Muzetto Ouback -Video for some WaterField Designs Fun this Wednesday" WaterField Designs 4:06 PM
  • "Ultimate laptop bag for Apple hipsters?" CNET News 4:05 PM
  • "Atari Fosters Indie Spirit with Pong Developer Challenge" Indie Research 3:49 PM
  • "'Baldur's Gate' For iPad Hitting Every iPad And Maybe iPhone, Future DLC Seems Likely" Touch Arcade 3:47 PM
  • "Algoriddim's Djay Enhanced for the New iPad's Retina Display" Wired 12:54 PM
  • "SleepTime Uses Your iPhone To Track Your Snooze [Invites] Mashable 12:16 PM
  • "SwitcherLand For iPhone Allows Multitasking Switcher In iOS To Be Used In Landscape Mode" Redmond Pie 10:25 AM
  • "The Legendary Babylonian Twins Have Gone Universal... And Freemium" App Advice 10:25 AM
  • "A Free-To-Play 'Okabu' Is Coming To iOS" Touch Arcade 10:24 AM
  • "Jeff Gamet Talks Fitness Tech, More on The Tech Lounge" The Mac Observer 9:14 AM
  • "Reader's Digest creative director offers tips for magazine iPad design" TUAW 8:55 AM
  • "New App Teaches How To Cook Everything" 148Apps 8:47 AM
  • "Find My Facebook Friends iOS app finally approved for the App Store" AppleTell 8:46 AM
  • "Top 10 Sales Apps for the New iPad" [Slideshow] Inc. 8:46 AM
  • "LogMeIn Pro Now Allows You To Stream HD Video From Your Mac To Your iOS Devices" Cult of Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Insert Coin: Soundlazer speaker plays music with extreme focus" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Winter Is Coming To Push The Motorbike Action To The Extreme In Trial Xtreme 2" App Advice 8:32 AM
  • "In-Car Audio Playback Just Got A Whole Lot Better, With Car Audio Deck" App Advice 8:32 AM
  • "At GoFISHn, we publish thousands of the best fishing stories, images and videos. And now we're publishing the best of all those posts in an incredible online magazine, The Year in Fishing, which is available now for iPads through Apple's iTunes store." GoFishn 8:27 AM
  • "Cisco updates Jabber IM app, adds iPad version: Videoconferencing features enhanced" Macworld UK 8:25 AM
  • "Box Offers Up Its iCloud Answer for Businesses" AllThingsD 8:37 AM
  • "Box.net Joins Forces With World of iPad Apps" Wired Magazine 8:23 AM
  • "AirParrot adds 1080p support for the Apple TV 3" Apple TV Hacks 8:20 AM
  • "Garmin's Pilot app lands aviation tools on iOS, Android" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "8 Eye-Popping Retina Display Photography Apps for the New iPad" Wired 8:20 AM
  • "CraiglyCam 3.0 adds posting camera and retina graphics for iPads" prMac 9:51 AM
  • "LED Flare 3.0 adds iOS5 torch API and becomes the fastest torch app" prMac 8:55 AM
  • "New game APP featuring Japanese popular Character - Mameshiba" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "With One Way Out, Tension Is High - A Cat And Mouse Game For iPad" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "iTeach All 5.0 announced for iOS - New Educational Series" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "WaterField Unveils the Indy: A Sleek, Leather Bag for the New Apple iPad" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Office to PDF 1.0 Released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "New iPad Retina Graphics for Knight Defense HD" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Mystery Lighthouse - Classic Adventure Game for iPhone Released" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Kc8 Studios releases Star Serum 1.0 for iOS - Epic Space Opera" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "GeoFlight USA for iPad - The fun way to Learn Geography" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Cat Wrangler Released for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Bzya introduces Rain Secrets 1.0 for iOS - Tranquil Puzzle Game" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Appsequence Announces New Update For SalaryBook Timetracker" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Action Block Buster 1.0 for iOS - 360 Degree Ball vs. Block Adventure" prMac 8:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle rebuffs Google settlement offer: Web giant has reportedly offered billions of dollars to settle a lawsuit over patents and technology that appear on the Android mobile operating system." CNET News 8:41 PM
  • "Google prepared to hand Oracle part of Android revenue if lawsuit is successful" Reuters 12:14 PM
  • "Google proposes Android revenue for Oracle: filing" Reuters 1:06 PM
  • "Google to Oracle: If You Win This Patent Suit, We'll Cut You In on Android" AllThingsD 3:48 PM
  • "Government shaves £75m off Oracle spend with new licensing deal" V3 12:36 PM
  • "Road map 2012: Microsoft's big bang of new releases/From desktop to server, almost every major software component is getting revved. Get ready to kick off your upgrade strategy" InfoWorld 11:00 AM
  • "Wanted: Windows 8 developers/Microsoft launches Windows 8 developer camps" Network World 11:58 AM
  • "Feeling Office 365 Squeeze, Microsoft Resellers Lash Out" Wired 12:42 PM
  • "Microsoft testing malware protection for Azure virtual machines" ZDNet 12:46 PM
  • "Microsoft open sources more of its ASP.NET technologies" ZDNet 12:47 PM
  • "Kinect 1.5 Launches in May, Adds '10-Joint Skeletal Tracking'" Techland 12:32 PM
  • "Kinect 1.5 update for Windows incoming" TG Daily 12:27 PM
  • "Comcast on Xbox Live experiences problems" TG Daily 12:27 PM
  • "Golf's Masters Facing Male-Only Dilemma With New IBM CEO" Bloomberg 9:51 AM
  • "IBM's latest supercomputing centre to focus on big data challenge" V3 12:36 PM
  • "HP unloads four multifunction printers for the office" CNET News 8:49 PM
  • "Intel's Valley View Atom Likely Focused On Tablets & Smartphones" Forbes 9:47 AM
  • "What Intel sees in will.i.am: The Black Eyed Peas frontman is more than a pitchman. How (and why) the chip maker forged an alliance with the hip hop impresario." Fortune 10:50 AM
  • "Cisco acquires home network management company: ClearAccess will bring residential service and mobile device management to Cisco Prime" Network World 11:58 AM
  • "Cisco acquires network software maker ClearAccess" Associated Press 12:07 PM
  • "Cisco buys ClearAccess, bolsters network management software" ZDNet 12:46 PM
  • "Cisco snarfs ClearAccess for remote broadband apps: Making service provider play" The Register 3:42 PM
  • "India Lodges Complaint Over H-1B Visa Rejections: U.S. makes it too difficult for foreign tech pros to enter the country on H-1B and L-1 visas, Indian commerce minister says." InformationWeek 10:08 AM
  • "FTC Lays Out Rules To Fight Privacy Invasions From Apple, Google, Facebook" Forbes 10:49 AM
  • "Panel ponders many-core ICs tripping 'the singularity'" EE Times 12:11 PM
  • "IDC: By 2016, Android Devices To Outnumber Traditional Windows PCs" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "The 10 U.S. cities with the highest-paying IT jobs: San Jose and San Francisco beat out New York, Washington, and Boston as companies dangle higher pay for mobile developers" InfoWorld 11:01 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Will Hit $1,650 by the End of 2015: Analyst" CNBC 3:42 PM
  • "The 5 Challenges Now Facing Apple; Is it Time to Take Profits?" IndieResearch 10:02 AM
  • "Apple Insiders Cash In" CNBC 3:52 PM
  • "Should You Buy Apple's New iPhone Carrier In Asia?" Seeking Alpha 10:03 AM
  • "Hon Hai Shares Climb On Hopes Billionaire Boss Can Ride Apple's Next Wave" Forbes 7:52 AM
Industry News
  • "Applied highlights tech retreat; Nvidia gains: Tools maker's full-year forecast disappoints Wall Street" MarketWatch 1:01 PM
  • "U.S. stocks drop as global growth fears percolate: Oil sinks after emergency-reserve talk, rise in inventories" MarketWatch 8:01 PM
  • "Selling Heats up on Wall Street" FOXBusiness 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower as Materials, Energy Slump" TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks slide on economic jitters" CNNMoney 12:57 PM
  • "Materials lead US stocks lower as commodities dip" Associated Press 12:57 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower Again: Stocks fell for the fifth day in seven, as commodities tumbled and investors eyed disappointing U.S. and European economic data." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks: Turnaround in store?" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Telecom Stocks: Verizon, AT&T down on growth concerns/RBC Capital downgrades Verizon and trims targets on both carriers" MarketWatch 12:59 PM
  • "Canada stocks fall; data, weak commodities weigh" MarketWatch 1:01 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Shanghai stocks tumble to lead most of Asia down" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "European Stocks Fall" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:01 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe ends lower after U.S. data; Total falls/Spanish stocks drop ahead of national strike" MarketWatch 12:58 PM
  • "Chinese shares lead global retreat as traders worry of impact of softer US economic recovery" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:02 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:03 PM
  • "Stick with Tops in Tech: Terranova" CNBC 1:02 PM
  • "Get 'On Top Of The Cloud' With These Stocks" [Video Report] TheStreet 9:50 AM

 
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