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Tuesday Highlights: As the US vs. China trade war amps up, CNBC sees Apple as "most at risk" given almost 20% revenue flows from China; Michael Simon thinks "Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale" with new release from Beyonce, Jay-Z; Jonny Evans interviews two leaders at Deloitte on Apple's healthcare records initiative; in Australia, Apple sees US $6.7 million fine for misleading customers—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Tim Cook in Ireland to open Cork expansion; Market Realist takes a look inside Apple's declaration of war on cryptocurrency world; T-Mobile, Sprint put forth case to FCC for merger; Facebook decides autoplay video ads need to be inside your private Messenger chats; rumors of iPhone X Plus surface; PCWorld reviews new TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh router setup; iDownload Blog goes hands-on with Animoji in iOS 12.

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  • "Hon Hai to raise Taiwan wages 'significantly' from July: Apple supplier aiming to attract, retain talent for its expanding business." Dow Jones Newswires 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Supplier to Raise Taiwan Wages" [Paid Membership Required] 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Replacing and Investigating New iPads with Wi-Fi Problems" MacRumors 8:21 AM
  • "Apple tells staff to 'capture' iPad 3s with Wi-Fi troubles" Register Hardware 8:26 AM
  • "New iPad Wi-Fi issues looked into by Apple, leaked doc hints" Crave @ CNET 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Investigating New iPad Wi-Fi Problem: Apple has instructed AppleCare employees to replace iPads that have faulty Wi-Fi radios, according to leaked info." InformationWeek 10:43 AM
  • "Apple and publisher pals hold up US and EU watchdogs: Firms wriggle over ebook price-fixing probe settlement" The Register 8:35 AM
  • "Qualcomm, Intel proVide Apple with source code in patent battle with Samsung" AppleInsider 9:12 PM
  • "California judge hauls in Samsung CEO, bigwigs for Apple to grill: Koh Choi blow joy for Cupertino in patent tussle" The Register 8:42 AM
  • "Steve Jobs biographer: 'Apple will settle Google Android dispute'"  Digital Spy 8:41 AM
  • "Steve Jobs really wanted to destroy Android" Mashable 9:11 PM
  • "What's Apple up to now in Maiden, North Carolina? A giant solar array? An huge fuel cell facility? A second 500,000 sq. ft. data center?" Fortune 10:56 AM
  • "Apple's iTV: Will it be called iPanel? Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says the expected television from the iPad maker will be 'far more than a TV' -- and Apple will ship a lot in the fourth quarter." CNET News 10:57 AM
  • "Forget 'iTV,' Apple May Unveil 'iPanel' This Year, Jefferies Analyst Says"  Forbes 12:09 PM
  • "Apple's 'iPanel' called 'far more than a TV,' expected to launch in 2012" AppleInsider 12:10 PM
  • "Apple's iPanel is far more than a TV" TG Daily 3:05 PM
  • "iPad, iPhone Use Is Helping Apple to Win the Education Market: Apple is winning over younger students with both its iPad and iPhone, according to a new report. With schools considering BYOD policies, Apple is at the head of the class." eWeek 11:25 AM
  • "Russian Security Experts Analyze Backdoor.Flashback.39" Softpedia 8:26 AM
  • "Doctor Web exposes Macintosh botnet" Neowin 8:40 AM
  • "Mac botnet grows to 600,000, 274 of them in Cupertino" ExtremeTech 8:36 AM
  • "Canadian machines hit by massive Mac botnet: Nearly 20 per cent of the 600,000 infected computers are in Canada, according to security experts." ITBusiness Canada 2:35 PM
  • "Yandex.Disk Wants To Give iCloud, Skydrive and Dropbox A Run For Their Money In Russia" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "Mac Flashback malware: What it is, and how to get rid of it (FAQ)" CNET News 3:27 PM
  • "Mac Flashback Trojan: Find Out If You're One of the 600,000 Infected" Gizmodo 8:50 AM
  • "Mac Flashback Trojan: Find Out If You're Infected and What to Do About It" Mashable 12:06 PM
  • "How To remove the Flashback malware from OS X: An estimated 600,000 Mac systems are suspected to be infected with the Flashback malware. Here's how it works and How To remove it." MacFixIt 6:47 PM
  • "Mac Flashback trojan manual clean-up detailed" SlashGear 12:10 PM
  • "My experience with wrong artwork in iTunes is a little different, but maybe related to the problems described." MacInTouch 11:02 AM
  • "I can confirm that adding artwork can corrupt music files. This is on mp3 files, the music files are on an external disc. It happens at random and usually adds an arbitrary piece of music to the end of the file and the song length is longer, which allows me to spot this." MacInTouch 11:03 AM
  • "I found this in Canon's Support section about Canon drivers for the CanoScan N670U usingOS X v10.6 Snow Leopard" MacInTouch 11:05 AM
  • "How to Create a 3D Chart in Pages" Mac|Life 2:45 PM
  • "Macworld Secrets: Is there life after iWeb? The state of web design for the Mac" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "Paranoid? Here's How To Hide Your Mac's Tracks With A Digital Shredder" Mac 360 8:03 AM
  • "How Many Ways Can You Scan Web Sites Using Your Mac?" BohemianBoomer 8:03 AM
  • "How To Convert Digital Photos Into Digital Art On Your Mac" McSolo 8:03 AM
  • "How To Bring A Little iPhone And iPad Magic To Your Mac's Screen" TeraTalks 8:03 AM
  • "3 Ways This Free Mac Browser Thinks Different (think swipe and pinch)" Mac 360 8:02 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Get Free Typing Lessons" NoodleMac 8:02 AM
  • "Trine 2 Review: One of the most beautiful Mac games just got even prettier" Mac|Life 10:48 AM
  • "Use MacBook Air SuperDrive with Most Macs, New Ivy Bridge CPUs and MacBooks Soon, and More" Low End Mac 4:18 PM
  • "Chrome: Fastest on Macs, Favorite on Weekends?" PCWorld 2:40 PM
  • "Just How Much Faster is a Mac Pro with Intel's Ivy Bridge?" Mac|Life 2:37 PM
  • "The Mac OS X Lion IQ test: Chances are greater there's a Mac in your home or business, but are you really OS X-savvy?" InfoWorld 11:34 AM
  • "What with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie 11, plus these above-mentioned flavours of QT, not to even start with iOS versions, I think Apple, the traditional masterminds of all things media, has confused the situation terribly in recent years. We need an overall codec savvy (like VLC) 'Apple Media Player/Converter' (with a decent name!) that works on OS and iOS, and shouldn't have to rely on free third-party open source type apps like VLC and Handbrake to handle all our future video requirements." MacInTouch 11:04 AM
  • "This morning I got a call from my credit card company saying someone tried to make several purchases at the iTunes (or Mac App?) Store using my VISA credit card. Fortunately VISA declined the charges and called to verify. Wonder what made them suspicious? Is the iTunes Store notoriously hackable?" MacInTouch 11:03 AM
  • "Folks asking about disadvantages of disabling Java on their Mac may find that they made the best choice. I have never installed Java on my Macs over the years and never missed it." MacInTouch 11:07 AM
  • "Half a million Macs infected (a dream, dashed)" ZDNet 3:21 PM
  • "The scariest thing about the Flashback trojan: I have no idea how to fight it" ZDNet 2:45 PM
  • "Is Apple to Blame for Size of Mac Botnet?" PCWorld 2:41 PM
  • "600,000 Mac Users Afflicted with Flashback Trojan -- Are You One of Them?" Mac|Life 8:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple releases iAd Producer 2.1 with third-gen iPad support" iLounge 6:07 PM
  • "Ticket to Ride Now Available for the Mac" Wired 3:16 PM
  • "LaCie Hub Now Shipping, Connects eSATA Drives via Thunderbolt" MacRumors 4:20 PM
  • "LaCie shipping eSATA hub for Thunderbolt glory" SlashGear 2:47 PM
  • "HackStore to deliver Cydia experience on Macs" UberGizmo 2:36 PM
  • "Highest Charge Density External MacBook Air Battery Available" prMac 11:07 AM
  • "Dangerous for Mac now available on the Apple Mac App Store" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Goya Updates BaseElements for FileMaker Pro 12 compatibility" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "GMX-PhotoPainter 2.0 - Free Update for Mac OS X and Windows" prMac 8:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Is Ready To Demolish HP's Old HQ To Make Room For Its Brand New Spaceship HQ" Business Insider 6:06 PM
  • "Apple may get 80% tax break to build new Texas campus" AppleInsider 6:07 PM
  • "Apple Apparently Reached Settlement over Search for Lost Prototype iPhone 4S" MacRumors 12:09 PM
  • "Lawsuit over missing iPhone magically disappears" Network World 4:25 PM
  • "Apple Updates iPad Billboard Atop West 14th Street Store" MacRumors 3:58 PM
  • "Apple Wins The Business Journals' Top 2012 American Brand Excellence Award for the 2nd Consecutive Year" MacPrices 11:45 AM
  • "Larry Ellison: Hardware-Software Integration Key, Apple is Best Example" CIO 8:22 AM
  • "Larry Ellison: Apple is best example of hardware-software integration key" Macworld UK 8:19 AM
  • "Steve Jobs anger at Google was real, says biographer" Macworld UK 8:32 AM
  • "Biographer says Steve Jobs was legitimately infuriated by Android" AppleInsider 10:43 AM
  • "Steve Jobs's biographer says 'thermonuclear' anger at Google was real" BGR 12:06 PM
  • "Isaacson: new Steve Jobs Apple revelations" PC Advisor 8:26 AM
  • "Walter Isaacson discusses Apple and Steve Jobs" Macworld UK 8:19 AM
  • "Biographer summarises Steve Jobs' leadership lessons: Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson is offering 10 leadership tips based on the lessons of Steve Jobs" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Google's Page: Dying Jobs called ME, I didn't call him" The Register 3:08 PM
  • "Inside Apple Interview with Adam Lashinsky" eCoustics 4:24 PM
  • "How Citi learned to love the iPad" Fortune 10:43 AM
  • "Flybe puts flight crew safety manuals on iPads" ComputerWeekly 10:44 AM
  • "Mobile Sales Kit For iPad To Provide Help For Salesmen In The Field" redOrbit 10:50 AM
  • "Microsoft, Apple, Sony Participate in N.Y. Online Game Safety Initiative" eWeek 2:47 PM
  • "New York, Apple, Microsoft, And Sony Ban 3,580 Online Gamers/Sex Offenders" G4tv 2:46 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "After Jobs Act, Case turns focus to immigration" Reuters 3:38 PM
  • "Cyborg houseplants can wave back at you" CNET News 3:36 PM
  • "Watch: Autonomous Robot Band Plays the Beatles' 'Come Together'" Techland 3:10 PM
  • "Video: Curvy touchscreens becoming a reality" TG Daily 3:04 PM
  • "Canonical offers 'Metal-as-a-Service' for scale-out provisioning: Canonical claims MaaS will allows cloud services to be deployed on top of physical servers" Techworld 3:03 PM
  • "Amazon Goes Bilingual In The U.S. Kindle Store With Launch Of Spanish Tienda Kindle" TechCrunch 3:01 PM
  • "Woman finds disturbing nude photos on 'new' smartphone" MSNBC 2:39 PM
  • "Asus Padfone Pre-Orders Begin in Taiwan" PCWorld 11:46 AM
  • "Yahoo's UK workers wait for job axe to fall" ZDNet UK 3:25 PM
  • "Yahoo!'s staff cuts lambasted by Loeb" New York Post 11:41 AM
  • "Yes, Google needed Motorola for the patents: In an interview with CNET, Google's new patent law chief says he has no intention of striking first in the courtroom, but that he's ready to fight back...hard." CNET News 3:36 PM
  • "Larry Page: Google wants to be deserving of great love/As he marks one year running the show, Google's CEO sends out long missive reaffirming that it's still 'possible to make money without being evil'" CNET News 3:35 PM
  • "Google's Project Glass engineers: Who are they?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:15 PM
  • "Google wants a faster Chromebook" TG Daily 3:04 PM
  • "Google Winding Down E-Book Reselling Program To Focus On Play" TechCrunch 2:59 PM
  • "Google Restarts M&A Plan, Gets Ready To Buy" Forbes 11:29 AM
  • "How A Geek Dad And His 3D Printer Aim To Liberate Legos" Forbes 11:29 AM
  • "'Jetsons' car wings way into auto show spotlight" Boston Herald 11:15 AM
  • "SAP North America Chief Courteau Steps Down After 15 Months" Bloomberg 11:11 AM
  • "Yandex cloud service offers 10GB of storage for free: The new and free Yandex.Disk service is providing users with 10GB of online storage accessible from any PC and various mobile devices." CNET News 9:24 AM
  • "Samsung's new microSD cards to offer fast speeds for LTE devices" CNET News 9:24 AM
  • "Interview with Jake Harms, iMac Aquariums" Your Mac Life 9:16 PM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Premium Podcast: MGG 390: Tweaking Address Book, Auto-Mounting Disks, QuickTime & More" The Mac Observer 5:03 PM
  • "iPad & iPhone User issue 61: Spotlight on iPad 2013" Macworld UK 12:08 PM
  • "Macworld May issue: Apple's new iPad and Apple TV reviewed/We also share 12 quick fixes to speed up your Mac and show you how to successfully run Windows on your Mac" Macworld UK 8:49 AM
  • "Mac shipments slow on absence of new hardware" AppleInsider 8:33 PM
  • "Apple granted 17 new patents for iPod, iPhone, iPad: The patents describe technologies we are already familiar with, but some hint at potential developments in iCloud and audio" Macworld UK 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Reveals Surround Sound System for Future MacBook Pro" Patently Apple 9:15 AM
  • "Apple Reveals Powerful Pattern Detection Coming to iOS Cameras" Patently Apple 2:30 PM
  • "The Perfect Timing of Apple's New Micro SIM Connector Patent" Patently Apple 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Applies For Patent For Mini-SIM Connector" MacNews 8:10 AM
  • "Apple patent application hints at SIM card focus" CNET News 10:43 AM
  • "iPanel might be new Apple HDTV, costs $1,250 (Rumor)" UberGizmo 2:40 PM
  • "Apple exploring face detection to unlock, customize & interact with iOS devices" AppleInsider 10:49 AM
  • "Apple Eyeing Ways To Launch Apps In Conjunction With An Accessory" MacNews 8:10 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at wireless charging for boxed gadgets: A new patent application from Apple paints a picture of a future filled with gadgets that can be charged wirelessly, and be updated before you even open them up." CNET News 3:35 PM
  • "Apple interested in wireless power for charging devices on store shelves: Apple has shown interest in wirelessly powering and charging its portable devices, allowing products like the iPhone and iPad to be powered up while sealed in packaging and on display at a retail store." AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Future Apple Packaging May Charge The Devices Inside" MacNews 8:11 AM
  • "Apple patent app details 'active packaging,' a new level of window shopping" Engadget 12:08 PM
  • "Apple has a 7.85-inch iPad prototype in its labs, according to John Gruber" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Apple has 7.85in 'iPad Mini' in its labs: Multiple sources say so, claims blogger" Register Hardware 10:48 AM
  • "Apple Does Have a 7.85' iPad in their Labs" MacRumors 8:39 AM
  • "7.85-inch iPad mini on Apple testbench tips insider" SlashGear 8:26 AM
  • "Smaller iPad To Come Without Retina Display?" ITProPortal 12:07 PM
  • "A little hint about a smaller iPad" GigaOM 12:09 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple Playing With A Smaller iPad" AppleBitch 8:09 AM
  • "Environmentally-friendly battery for iPhone 6?" MacUser 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Gains Certification to Sell Brazilian-Assembled iPad 2, New iPad Certification Pending" MacRumors 10:49 AM
  • "Apple may soon begin selling iPad 2 units built in Brazil" AppleInsider 2:47 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Oldify For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:12 AM
  • "Hero of Might and Magic For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:12 AM
  • "Pipe Attack! HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:12 AM
  • "The Week's Best Deals for Your Mac and iOS Device, Refurbs and New Machines" Mac|Life 3:27 PM
  • "15'' MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM

  • "HTC EVO 4G LTE vs. Apple iPhone 4S: Specs Compared/HTC looks to take on Apple with its EVO 4G LTE, but will it be enough to topple the iPhone 4S for Sprint customers? Check out our side-by-side spec comparison to find out." PC Magazine 11:44 AM
  • "iChic Gear Phantomus stylus review" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "Incipio Inscribe Stylus review" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "MediaDevil Magicwand review" PC Advisor 8:34 AM
  • "[Review] Mass Effect 3: The Mass Effect" vernonchan 8:00 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "App Of The Day: Khan Academy review (iPad)" Pocket-lint 2:38 PM
  • "DataMan for iPhone lifts the lid on your data-hungry apps and tells you when you hit your monthly limit" The Next Web 10:47 AM
  • "7 Best Cricket Apps for iPhone" TechShout 10:46 AM
  • "6 iPhone Adventure Games" TechShout 10:46 AM
  • "Enterprise Mobility: 10 iPhone, iPad Apps for Data Storage, Security and Remote Access" [Slideshow] eWeek 10:42 AM
  • "New Camera+ Packs Great Features but Still No Video" MacNewsWorld 8:42 AM
  • "Propellerhead Figure for iPhone pares ReBirth for the mainstream" SlashGear 8:32 AM
  • "Zanther Taposé: Ill-fated MS tablet tech comes to iPad" Register Hardware 8:27 AM
  • "Blood and Glory (iPad)" Tech2 8:23 AM
  • "Masters golf tournament gets into the swing of things on iOS" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Flixel: Make Your Photographs Move with This Easy iPhone App" Mashable 8:16 AM
  • "Macworld Secrets: Converting PDFs to Word (and other formats)/Two ways to get text out of a PDF and into your word processing program" Macworld UK 12:10 PM
  • "Make your own Retina wallpaper for the iPad" PC Advisor 12:05 PM
  • "How to use Brushes in iPhoto for iOS" Macworld 9:05 AM
  • "Macworld Secrets: Where to find photo feedback" Macworld UK 8:22 AM
  • "Lawsuit over missing iPhone magically disappears" Computerworld 6:17 PM
  • "Why Apple Should NOT 'Dump' the iPod touch" MacTrast 6:16 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 9:16 PM
  • "Just Why Are Those 'Stupid' iPhone Games So Addictive?" Minyanville 4:12 PM
  • "The one question Apple needs an answer to before it will release a smaller iPad" The Next Web 3:26 PM
  • "Why Apple wants to 'capture' defective 3rd-gen iPads" ZDNet 3:20 PM
  • "Your Money: What it costs to fix iPhones and iPads" Reuters 2:45 PM
  • "New video offers 100 reasons to jailbreak your iPhone" CNET Reviews 2:41 PM
  • "How Will Apple Respond To Google's Project Glass?" Forbes 2:38 PM
  • "Is Apple Squeezing Suppliers, Or Is SanDisk Simply Missing Out?" Seeking Alpha 12:10 PM
  • "Apple And Foxconn Just Crippled Apple's Biggest Competitors" Seeking Alpha 12:09 PM
  • "Ashton Kutcher Poor Choice For Steve Jobs"  TheStreet 12:08 PM
  • "Make Purchases From Our iPhones? We'd Rather Not, Say the Wealthy" FOXBusiness 11:30 AM
  • "Data-Chugging iPads vs. Stingy Carriers: Something's Gotta Give" E-Commerce Times 11:23 AM
  • "There is obviously an agreement between Apple and carriers regarding sale of devices, locking, etc etc. So let's ask Apple to renegotiate its contract, or insist on new terms when it's next up for renewal." MacInTouch 11:01 AM
  • "Suppose Justice Settles With Apple and Publishers. Then What?" Wired 10:49 AM
  • "Think Apple's Got Your Back? 600K Trojan Virus Attacks Say Otherwise"  Forbes 10:49 AM
  • "iPad 3 vs New iPad : Has Apple Renaming Strategy Backfired?" ITProPortal 10:48 AM
  • "Smartadserver combat's Apple's UDID ban" GoMo News 10:47 AM
  • "Understanding the Differences between Macs and PCs" THISDAY 10:45 AM
  • "Would You Pay A Massive Premium For An Apple Television?" SlashGear 4:20 PM
  • "Apple TV System Will Change Your Living Room: Analyst" CNBC 12:08 PM
  • "Why Apple TV Could be Bigger Than You Think" TheStreet 10:44 AM
  • "Wi-Fi complaints prompt Apple to replace some 3rd-gen iPads: Users cite flakey connectivity, low range, low bandwidth" Network World 10:44 AM
  • "Is the iPhone fragmented? iOS adoption measured against Android" BGR 10:44 AM
  • "The Challenge Of Managing Apple Profits" Seeking Alpha 9:05 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Release Update: Top Reasons Why You Could Pick Apple's Sixth Gen Phone Over Other Android Releases" International Business Times 9:04 AM
  • "A PC is a Truck and Sometimes You Need a Truck" Tech.pinions 8:51 AM
  • "Why the iPad Will Not Reform Higher Education Anytime Soon" Tech.pinions 8:51 AM
  • "Wi-Fi Issues with a New iPad? Apple May Quietly Replace Yours" Mac|Life 8:50 AM
  • "The Future of the U.S. Economy: Apple, Exxon, and Robots" The Atlantic 8:49 AM
  • "New iPad complicates life for HTML5 developers: The new iPad offers no expanded HTML5 support, and iOS 5.1 complicates HTML5 data storage" InfoWorld 8:41 AM
  • "Apple and the perils of LTE"  TelecomTV 8:41 AM
  • "Apple iTV will be too pricey? Cupertino could price itself out of the market with a high-end set"  TechWatch UK 8:36 AM
  • "Apple beware, Samsung is on a streak" [Video Report] Reuters 8:33 AM
  • "Apple tells the DoJ where to get off: It is our right to rip off ebook buyers" TechEye 8:31 AM
  • "Why iOS makes more money for Google than Android does" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "Google v. Apple: Larry Page in denial at Jobs anti-Android crusade" Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "A Hybrid IPad/MacBook Air? A Dockable 'IPad Pro'?" MacNews 8:09 AM
  • "TWC: Android 4.0 'only version' of Android secure enough for Video streaming, developing for iOS 'much easier'" The Verge 8:58 PM
  • "Etsy wants to solve Silicon Valley's women problem" GigaOM 5:53 PM
  • "Windows Phone seen as driving a wedge between iPhone, Android" Computerworld 3:28 PM
  • "Layoffs vs. New Hires: How Yahoo! Could Learn From Apple's Focus" PixoBebo 8:03 AM
  • "BYOD: Are businesses prepared?" ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "Last call for client-side Java: As browser makers move to block vulnerable plug-ins, Java's future as a client-side platform is uncertain" InfoWorld 11:34 AM
  • "EA Shrugs Off Worst Company in America Title" Forbes 11:29 AM
  • "Why tech vendors fund patent 'trolls': Experts say it's about protection from lawsuits and access to a large pool of patents" Computerworld 11:19 AM
  • "Hands on with HTC One X, now in the UK" ZDNet UK 3:24 PM
  • "Review: Nokia Lumia 900 is best Windows phone ever" Mashable 11:17 AM
  • "Nokia makes bright move with Lumia: IPhone rival's price is right, overall quality tough to beat" Boston Herald 11:12 AM
  • "Nokia U.S. Future at Risk as AT&T Sales Seen Below Million" Bloomberg 11:11 AM
  • "Analysis: Facebook e-commerce: the next big thing?" Reuters 9:26 AM
  • "A month to go on Cookie Law: Will Google Analytics get a free pass?" The Register 3:07 PM
  • "Google's Project Glass: Pondering business use cases" ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "Google's Project Glass: Gimmick or great idea?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:15 PM
  • "Here's A More Realistic Look At Google's Project Glass [Video] TechCrunch 3:01 PM
  • "Next-gen Chromebooks built on faster Ivy Bridge chips?" CNET News 9:24 AM
  • "More people using TV and tablets at same time" CNET News 9:24 AM
  • "Where in the World Is HP's Prith Banerjee Going? Answer: Zurich." AllThingsD 9:19 AM
  • "Taking Note: Is Samsung's phablet the shape of things to come?" Reuters 9:18 AM
  • "Canon EOS 5D Mark III Vs. Nikon D800: Which Is Better for Filming Strippers?" Gizmodo 8:42 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "CitiRacing zooms to the AppStore" prMac 4:07 PM
  • " makes social profiles mobile with iOS app and 'Who's Nearby' feature" The Next Web 3:27 PM
  • "Skylanders Releases New Cloud Patrol for iOS" Wired 3:17 PM
  • "facetrainer from Ravensburger Digital Launches for the iPhone and iPad" prMac 3:05 PM
  • "16M Users Strong, TwitchTV Takes Live-Streamed Gaming Portal Mobile With iPad And Android Apps" TechCrunch 3:02 PM
  • "Logitec's new Bluetooth 4.0 accessory helps you find missing keys (or iPhone 4S)" VR-Zone 2:48 PM
  • "Evernote updates its iPhone app for foodies with new graphics, improved syncing" MobileBurn 2:46 PM
  • "Shufflr Brings Its Social Video App To the iPad" TechCrunch 2:40 PM
  • "Shufflr comes to the iPad, has big plans to make money" GigaOM 2:37 PM
  • "Galileo robotic iPhone stand shipping in June" SlashGear 2:41 PM
  • "Galileo stand turns iPhone into remotely steerable camera" MSNBC 2:36 PM
  • "Hipmunk Update Integrates Calendar for Easier Trip Planning" PC Magazine 11:44 AM
  • "IBM Delivers Free Math App for iPad: Celebrating math, IBM has produced a new math app for the iPad called Minds of Modern Mathematics." eWeek 11:25 AM
  • "Propel Man new game for iPhone, iPad with Retina Display Support (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 10:52 AM
  • "Free iPad App from IBM and Eames Office Reinvents Iconic '60s-Era Infographic on History of Math: Vintage Timeline Designed by Charles and Ray Eames Continues to Inspire Interest in Math and Science" PRNewswire 9:20 AM
  • "Solar technology could soon power iPhones" V3 8:34 AM
  • "CoPilot Live now on sale for iOS and Android" Tracy and Matt 8:32 AM
  • "Wikipedia Mobile for iOS gets a 'full re-write'" The H 8:27 AM
  • "Hacker News app news:yc is now available for the iPad and iPod Touch" The Next Web 8:20 AM
  • "iPhone app tells if building is safe as a tsunami shelter" UberGizmo 8:16 AM
  • "Fishing Deluxe - Discover Best Fishing Times" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Medal of Gunner - The Best FPS Dogfight Experience is now on Sale" prMac 8:08 AM
  • "Macmanus Presents Mail Stationery Including Easter Cards on App Store" prMac 8:08 AM
  • "Easter Egg Invaders for iOS - You Won't Look at Eggs The Same Way Again" prMac 8:08 AM
  • "Maya's Dress Up and the new iPad is a match made in Fashion Heaven" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Old School Felt Board Receives a Digital Makeover For the iPad" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Sprightly Software Updates Business Vehicle Mileage Tracking App for iOS" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Brain Battle Show Released - The IQ TV Show for Iphone and Ipad" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Nitro1 Adds a Fun Twist to the 3D Maze Game for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Ukneeq Solutions releases RatScrew 1.0 for iOS - Egyptian Card Game" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "iBehave 1.0 for iOS: Improved Behavior Wins Kids Marbles Towards a Prize" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Buy, build and decorate houses with Jane's Realty HD" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Know Your Math Facts App Makes Addition And Subtraction Fun" prMac 8:04 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell to Acquire Modernization Specialist Make Technologies" IDG News Service 11:47 AM
  • "Dell to buy software firm Make Technologies" MarketWatch 9:13 AM
  • "Dell to Buy Make Technologies: Dell Inc. agreed to acquire Make Technologies, a legacy-software modernizer, as the computer maker continues its efforts to focus on business customers." [Paid Membership Required] 9:10 AM
  • "Gorging Dell crams Canadian legacy-app rebore outfit into cakehole" The Register 3:07 PM
  • "Dell Buying Binge Continues For Third Day in a Row" WSJ Blogs 9:16 AM
  • "Dell Makes Third Software Buy In Four Days" Wired Magazine 4:57 PM
  • "Microsoft's gains hang on Windows potential: Shares have made strong run this year ahead of launches" MarketWatch 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Woos App Developers" [Paid Membership Required] 3:13 PM
  • "Windows Phone faces test with Lumia launch: Nokia, Microsoft and AT&T betting big on new smartphone" MarketWatch 9:13 AM
  • "Sexy Lumia has Microsoft and Nokia gunning for iPhone" CNNMoney 9:07 AM
  • "Nokia, Microsoft's Lumia 900 gets it right" [Video Report] Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 11:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Writing Checks to Fill Out Its App Store" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:50 PM
  • "Microsoft Banks on Mobile Apps" [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 PM
  • "Windows 8 forces other browsers out of the Metro playground/Firefox and Google have a compelling reason to develop for Metro: Microsoft has stacked the deck in the way Windows 8 handles default browsers" InfoWorld 11:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 8 to show pinned sites as live tiles" V3 3:10 PM
  • "Microsoft readies patch for gaping IE browser security holes" ZDNet 3:20 PM
  • "Microsoft UE-V Tool Saves App Settings Across PCs, Tablets: Microsoft says virtualization tool should help organizations give users a consistent experience across multiple devices, has also updated App-V to version 5.0." InformationWeek 11:32 AM
  • "Microsoft adds two new U.S. Windows Azure datacenters" ZDNet 7:32 PM
  • "Masters Prestige Seen as Reason IBM Stays While CEO Excluded" Bloomberg 9:20 AM
  • "Whitman: Political Campaign Gave Her 'thick Skin'" IDG News Service 11:47 AM
  • "HP Pushes Cloud Printing, Eyes Service Dollars" TheStreet 4:10 PM
  • "HP Labs chief Prith Banerjee departs: Prith Banerjee, the head of HP Laboratories, has resigned for undisclosed reasons and is joining Zurich-based power and automation tech outfit ABB." The Register 3:07 PM
  • "IBM Grabs 2011 Middleware Title: Gartner" eWeek 11:24 AM
  • "IBM ramps up to catch up with undisclosed Netezza demand" The Register 3:07 PM
  • "IBM Expands in Brazil" Zacks 9:19 AM
  • "Masters Flap Won't Deter IBM Chief" [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 PM
  • "Intel goes back to school with StudyBook tablet" The Register 3:08 PM
  • "Intel chips to power Nissan vehicle 'infotainment'" MarketWatch 4:06 PM
  • "Intel and Nissan collaborate on Infiniti's 2013 infotainment system, Atom inside" Engadget 9:10 PM
  • "Intel lands Atom infotainment deal with Nissan" CNET News 3:36 PM
  • "Netronome to use Intel 22-nm process in foundry deal" EE Times 11:23 AM
  • "Intel sinks 'hundreds of millions' of dollars into Ultrabook ad campaign" AppleInsider 8:30 PM
  • "Obama's online privacy plan gets mixed reaction: Advocacy groups want stronger rules; industry prefers to retain current self-regulation" Computerworld 11:18 AM
  • "How The JOBS Act Will Change The Tech World (And Beyond) [TCTV] TechCrunch 3:00 PM
  • "Divide between tech-savvy countries widens" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:26 AM
  • "IT skills gap forces CIOs to get creative: Some firms offer training in new skill sets; and some embed IT workers in business departments" Computerworld 11:19 AM
  • "IT Spending to Improve in 2012 as Economic Outlook Brightens: Gartner" eWeek 11:24 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Jefferies Raises Apple Target to $800, 'iPanel' TV to Ship in Q4" The Mac Observer 5:16 PM
  • "Bragging rights go to Apple as per-share price now tops Google: For the first time, it now costs more to buy a share of Apple than to buy a share of Google." CNET News 2:46 PM
  • "AAPL: Gabelli Raises FYQ2 Mac, iPad Estimates, Trims iPhone View" Barron's 10:57 AM
  • "Apple: Jefferies Ups Target to $800 on the 'iPanel'" Barron's 9:05 AM
  • "Apple Shares Too Expensive? Try Apple Lite" WSJ Blogs 10:44 AM
  • "Why Apple Could - And Should - Start A DRIP" Seeking Alpha 10:48 AM
  • "Polycom, Apple: Premarket Movers" TheStreet 8:48 AM
  • "Reader Discussion: When will Apple's Stock Pass Google?" The Mac Observer 10:33 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple, Microsoft lead mild tech gains: Facebook picks Nasdaq; Google CEO says Android to stay open" MarketWatch 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed; March Jobs Report Looms" TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Markets on Track for Worst Week of 2012" FOXBusiness 2:54 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat as Europe Overshadow Jobless Claims" Bloomberg 2:54 PM
  • "Stocks Post Biggest Weekly Decline in 2012" CNBC 3:30 PM
  • "Stocks end mixed as euro debt fears return" CNNMoney 3:30 PM
  • "Dow Tacks Lower: Stocks mostly edged lower, capping the biggest weekly drop of the year, as investors weighed steady domestic labor data against concerns about Europe's economy and looked ahead to a reading on the jobs market." [Paid Membership Required] 4:26 PM
  • "Stocks: Worries about Europe resurface" CNNMoney 9:07 AM
  • "Canadian stocks fall for third session: Euro debt concerns outweigh positive jobs data from Canada, U.S." MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong leads most Asia markets lower" MarketWatch 9:10 AM
  • "Europe Stocks End Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 2:55 PM
  • "Spain's Economic Woes Rattle Investors; Europe Markets Slide" Bloomberg 11:10 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks end week 1.6% lower/Spanish 10-year bond yield climbs above pre-LTRO level" MarketWatch 12:00 PM
  • "Spanish debt concerns weigh on European markets heading into long Easter break" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 12:00 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:08 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:09 PM
  • "4 Tech Stocks To Buy After A Market Correction" Seeking Alpha 4:11 PM
  • "3 Tech Stocks To Go Long For Gains Through 2012" Seeking Alpha 4:12 PM
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