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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, April 6, 2012
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: iAd platform expanding in 70 more countries, Business Insider's Lara O'Reilly says the news reveals "Apple is becoming an e-commerce beast"; stats from Kantar Worldpanel good news for Apple's bottom line as iPhone 6 sales big world-wide; iOS sees share growth in Europe, more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Alibaba and Apple being seen as heaven-made marriage, pitting "both companies against Beijing"; GT Advanced called relationship with Apple "unsustainable"; class action lawsuit filed against Apple over faulty 2011 MacBook Pro graphics; Yosemite adoption impacting Windows; Macworld explains how to downgrade to iTunes 11 from iTunes 12; if you're getting annoyed with call-forwarding from your iPhone to Mac, Wired shows how to turn it off; MCX issues explanation to deflect criticism of their merchants disabling NFC over Apple Pay; group says any merchant can choose Apple Pay support, but if choose to go with CurrentC they must do so exclusively — reports aplenty in our General Interest, and Op/Ed sections; exec says Apple SIM not likely to be used in iPhones any time soon; the Federal Communications Commission has placed a proposal on the table that will open up a la carte TV channels streamed over the internet; Apple reveals iOS 8 is now on 52% of iDevices; iPad Air 2 reviews from Business Insider, Cult of Mac; iPad mini 3 reviews at Macworld UK and Cult of Mac; Fast Company, Engadget take Apple Pay for a one week spin.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "US court wary of Apple request to block Samsung" Reuters 4:17 PM
  • "Apple Argues That U.S. Court Block Samsung Galaxy Devices Over Patent Violations" The Huffington Post 4:18 PM
  • "Apple's Trademark Problem In China Is Self-Inflicted"  Forbes 8:52 AM
  • "Wired Scores Exclusive Aerial Photos of Apple's 'Area i51'" Wired 8:35 AM
  • "Group names highest-rated CEOs: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc. is filling the shows of Steve Jobs nicely. Cook has been named the highest-rated CEO, according to glassdoor.com." Dayton Business Journal 8:40 AM
  • "Users report 3G connection issues with Apple's new iPad" AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "Apple's new iPad facing 3G connectivity issues" UberGizmo 8:52 AM
  • "Apple flooded with iPad 3 wireless connection complaints" The Register 4:19 PM
  • "Apple faces UK iPad scrutiny" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "UK ad authority moves closer to '4G' iPad investigation" AppleInsider 11:08 PM
  • "Travis County considers terms for Apple to receive up to $7.4 million in incentives" Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 4:22 PM
  • "County Considering More Tax Incentives for Apple's Austin Expansion" The Mac Observer 4:21 PM
OS X
News
  • "Hackers Begin Targeting Macs: Recent Flashback attacks show Apple's surging popularity has gained the attention of hackers." Agence France-Presse 12:51 PM
  • "Researchers Confirm Flashback Trojan Infects 600,000 Macs, Used For Click Fraud" Forbes 1:40 PM
  • "New Yorkers Dumbfounded As Computer Virus Affects At Least 600,000 Macs" CBS New York 1:41 PM
  • "Second source confirms: 1 in 100 Macs are infected by Flashback" ZDNet 5:42 PM
  • "Apple issues second OS X Java update this week" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "Apple makes second attempt at Trojan Java block" SlashGear 8:43 AM
  • "Fighting Flashback, Apple issues second Mac update" CNET News 8:54 AM
  • "Do-Over: Apple Takes Second Stab at Blocking Mac Trojan" Techland 8:53 AM
  • "Java for OS X Lion 2012-002, Apple has another go" FairerPlatform 9:45 AM
  • "Java 2012-002 Update Includes Security Fixes, Few Details" The Mac Observer 10:38 AM
  • "Interview with Rich Mogull discussing the Flashback Trojan" Your Mac Life 5:12 PM
  • "Apple Camera Raw Update Adds New Canon Camera Support" The Mac Observer 10:47 AM
  • "Apple update supports Canon 5D Mark III raw files" CNET News 11:10 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Web tool checks if your Mac is Flashback-free" CNET News 4:13 PM
  • "Quick Applescript to check your Mac for the Flashback infection" Mac Stuff 11:01 PM
  • "How to check for—and get rid of—a Mac Flashback infection" Ars Technica 1:42 PM
  • "Secure your Mac from Flashback infection" USA Today 11:08 PM
  • "Virus hits half a million Macs: How to protect yourself against malware" TechMediaNetwork 1:42 PM
  • "I am supporting a small all-Mac company, and the instructions in the various links you provided were great but added a lot of confusion to the question, 'how do I just turn Java off?'" MacInTouch 11:00 AM
  • "In addition to disabling Java in each browser's preferences UI, I've disabled the Java plugins in /Library/Internet Plug-ins/ as a second line of defense. I've left JavaPreferences.app alone, so Java-based desktop apps should still work as before." MacInTouch 11:01 AM
  • "There are multiple options for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on any computer, including Macs." MacInTouch 11:02 AM
  • "A second-line, post-Java defense against the Flashback malware appears to be to create a folder called 'Little Snitch' in the root-level (not user's) Library folder." MacInTouch 11:02 AM
  • "Apple has two support articles listing media formats QuickTime can playback in OS X 10.6 & 10.7." MacInTouch 11:07 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to reinstall OS X after malware infection" CNET Reviews 4:17 PM
  • "So what can you do to protect your iTunes account?" MacInTouch 11:06 AM
  • "Mac OS X: Automating Startup, Shutdown & Sleep Times" The Mac Observer 8:15 AM
  • "On Killing A Mac Trojan Horse And Stopping Malicious Apps From Phoning Home" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "How To Get Stuff Done On Your Mac (prioritize, organize, utilize, free, not so free)" McSolo 8:08 AM
  • "Need An Office On Your Mac? Here's How To Install Office For Free" BohemianBoomer 8:08 AM
  • "4 Ways This Mac Clipboard App Is The Tool Of The Year" TeraTalks 8:08 AM
  • "How To Stop Clicking And Start Reading More On Your Mac" Mac 360 8:09 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple gaining in corporation use due to 'time machine' effect" SlashGear 5:10 PM
  • "Tim Cook Challenge: Fix Apple's Security Mentality" The Mac Observer 2:26 PM
  • "Friday Poll: Are you adding anti-malware to your Mac?" CNET News 1:34 PM
  • "Four Reasons to Consider FileMaker 12" PCWorld 11:59 AM
  • "If you don't like the iTunes defaults (no art, genres that are as broad as an elephant, artists sorted by first name, etc.) the app is a nightmare to use. Sure I can bulk-change an album or group of albums genre from the generic 'rock' or 'pop' to something specific like 'new wave', 'post punk', or 'blue-eyed soul', but not the other fields I want handled differently." MacInTouch 11:06 AM
  • "Even though MacInTouch might not be the proper place to discuss HiRez audio issues, I think there are a few wrong statements in the discussion" MacInTouch 11:03 AM
  • "Hacintosh benchmarks of Xeon E5 CPUs foretells next Mac Pro speeds?" Insanely Great Mac 10:47 AM
  • "ProMAX foresees end of the Mac Pro with new Xeon workstation" Insanely Great Mac 9:24 AM
  • "Widespread Virus Proves Macs Are No Longer Safe From Hackers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:19 PM
  • "What's This? A Mac Virus? No Actually It's A Weakness in Java" AllThingsD 4:55 PM
  • "Does FlashBack really have 600k Macs? Yup and its existence now puts Mac threats on par with Windows,says F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen." PC Advisor 12:06 PM
  • "Apple Pushes Out Second Java Update This Week, But What Does It Do?" Mac|Life 8:41 AM
  • "Apple's security code of silence: A big problem" CNET News 11:10 AM
  • "Mac OS X Security Must Become a Priority: 10 Reasons Why"  eWeek 8:36 AM
  • "A Dozen Reasons To Dump Mail On Your Mac And Try A New Email App" NoodleMac 8:09 AM
Press Releases
  • "Windows Phone Connector (for the Mac) has been updated" GadgeTell 4:16 PM
  • "Google patches Chrome for second time in eight days" Computerworld 11:30 AM
  • "Ticket to Ride debuts in Mac App Store" Macworld 11:11 AM
  • "Ace Slots Machine Casino Turns Mac App Store into a Gambler's Paradise" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "Reggie Ashworth releases AppDelete 3.2.6 - Uninstall Anything" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "PDF2Office for iWork v2.0 - Convert PDF-to-iWork formats" prMac 8:13 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "A Collection of Photographs From Inside Apple HQ" MacRumors 4:17 PM
  • "Apple appears to have paid up over 'warrantless search': But no one is talking" TechEye 8:32 AM
  • "AT&T to begin unlocking off-contract iPhones this Sunday, April 8th" Engadget 12:51 PM
  • "AT&T Will Unlock Your Off-Contract iPhone Starting On April 8" TechCrunch 1:40 PM
  • "AT&T will allow out-of-contract customers to unlock their iPhone" AppleInsider 1:41 PM
  • "AT&T gives H2O, FreedomPop the gift of unlocked iPhones" GigaOM 5:43 PM
  • "Worker at Apple-supplier Foxconn in China: 'We're humans, we're not machines'" Reuters 8:53 AM
  • "Five charged after Chinese teen sells kidney to buy iPhone" Reuters 9:05 AM
  • "Chinese Kid Sells His Kidney for an iPad and iPhone, Suffers Renal Failure" Gizmodo 11:10 AM
  • "Dropbox says it will update its iOS app to fix profile security hole, Android not affected" The Next Web 10:53 AM
  • "Facebook and Dropbox Apps for iOS Vulnerable to Credential Theft" MacRumors 9:38 AM
  • "Facebook ID theft threat impacts all iPhones, Dropbox" CNET News 11:12 AM
  • "Security issue in Facebook, Dropbox iOS apps requires physical access" AppleInsider 11:11 AM
  • "Plangrid brings iPad to construction sites" Macworld 10:53 AM
  • "Saracens use iPads and statistics in order to make themselves the best: The only English club left in the Heineken Cup have totally rejected the old playbook orthodoxy" The Guardian 8:53 AM
  • "After A Bump From SXSW, Banjo Tries To Bolster Its Position As The All-In-One Location App" TechCrunch 5:12 PM
  • "A 'very different' Joe Danger headed to iOS" Gamasutra 8:48 AM
  • "Hawaii boy, 10, steps up hobby by marketing Apple app" KHON2 11:07 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Women in Tech: Susan Buck empowers women in tech" ZDNet 12:47 PM
  • "Want Sprint's New 4G? Go to Kankakee" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:35 PM
  • "Playstation Vita firmware pulled, re-released" TG Daily 12:30 PM
  • "Meet the Linux Tycoon tycoon: Linux Tycoon creator Bryan Lunduke may have an unlikely gaming hit on his hands as the buzz begins to spread" Network World 12:01 PM
  • "PAX East Gaming Expo Opens in Boston" PC Magazine 11:57 AM
  • "Sophos takes down partner portal after signs of hacking" IDG News Service 11:45 AM
  • "Sprint set to offer cure for poor wireless voice quality" Computerworld 11:31 AM
  • "Yahoo Says Chief Product Officer Blake Irving Leaving" Bloomberg 11:20 AM
  • "Chocolate printer to go on sale after Easter" BBC 11:18 AM
  • "Samsung Profit Exceeds Estimates on Smartphone, TV Demand" Bloomberg 11:19 AM
  • "Samsung hits a high Note, posts record quarterly profit" Reuters 9:34 AM
  • "No 3D technology for Samsung smartphones: Manufacturer has no plans to follow the crowd" Pocket-lint 10:54 AM
  • "LG Mobile: Our 'thinking' phone will outsmart the competition" CNET News 9:32 AM
  • "YouTube kicks off huge 3D overhaul" TG Daily 12:31 PM
  • "Google Chrome update fixes 12 security bugs: Second update in a week; Google paid researchers $6,000 for reporting the bugs" SecurityNewsDaily 11:54 AM
  • "Google Rethinks Price, Specs On Android Tablet: Google may drop price of Google-branded tablet and pursue a lower-cost approach to win tablet market share." InformationWeek 11:41 AM
  • "Google's Project Glass: You ain't seen nothin' yet" CNET News 1:34 PM
  • "Expect More Companies to Serve Up Forked Android Devices" AllThingsD 9:21 AM
  • "HTC's Rough Q1: Profits Down 70% Over Last Year, Revenue Dips 35%" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Flaw in Facebook and Dropbox Mobile Apps Allows Data Theft" Softpedia 8:46 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Gene Steinberg meets author Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, TechnoBuffalo's Jonathan Rettinger, and Computer America's Craig Crossman this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 2:17 PM
  • "Draw Something, iPad WiFi Issues, In app purchases, buying a new monitor (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 8:56 AM
  • "iPad & iPhone User issue 61: Spotlight on iPad 2013" Macworld UK 8:32 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Quanta, Foxconn Tech to benefit from June launch of new iMac, says paper" ["new iMac is rumored to feature an anti-glare display with Intel's latest Ivy Bridge-based i5 and i7 processors"] DigiTimes 11:33 AM
  • "Rumors of June Launch for Updated iMacs Begin to Build" MacRumors 4:13 PM
  • "Apple's Ivy Bridge-powered iMacs rumored to debut in June" AppleInsider 4:18 PM
  • "Apple testing Nexus Tablet competitor in iPad mini" SlashGear 12:52 PM
  • "Toshiba says NAND chip output partially halted due to power problem" Reuters 8:46 AM
  • "Toshiba tipped to rejoin the race for bankrupt Apple supplier Elpida with joint bid" The Next Web 8:34 AM
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending April 6/Latest Apple iPhone scuttlebutt: June dreams, big screen hopes, gauche Apple, OLED" Network World 1:44 PM
  • "Next iPhone's Camera To Have Augmented Reality Features?" ITProPortal 12:06 PM
  • "Could face unlock and a whole lot more be coming to iOS?" Know Your Mobile 8:51 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Gardenscapes HD (Premium) For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:18 AM
  • "Endless War For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:17 AM
  • "Blot For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:17 AM
  • "Price Drop: The Weekend's Best iOS App Deals, April 6" Mac|Life 8:25 PM
  • "Free on iTunes: 3 Free Apps To Show Off Your New iPad" The Mac Observer 8:10 PM
  • "You can get a discount on an iPhone -- but you have to relocate" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:20 PM
  • "Last chance to get $50 iTunes card for $40" FairerPlatform 12:28 PM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:58 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:58 AM
  • "13'' MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:57 AM
  • "Super Ball Escape HD (for the iPad) can now be downloaded for free" GadgeTell 5:09 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The iPad 3 would make me so horny...: ...if it wasn't so sucky" Register Hardware 8:42 AM
  • "Souping Up Mac Pro: RocketCache 3240X8" Bare Feats 5:47 PM
  • "HTC One S vs iPhone 4S Hands-on Part 1" SlashGear 4:20 PM
  • "Maxell AirStash review: A useful extension to your iPad's storage capacity" Macworld UK 8:54 AM
  • "Stabile Coil Pro Stand Flexes for iPads" Wired 8:43 AM
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: April showers and May flowers" Macworld 10:53 AM
  • "Defense For The IPhone Is A Great Idea --If It Worked" MacNews 9:02 AM
  • "Review: Layer Cake; no more 'Save for Web/Devices'?" IT.Enquirer 8:14 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Is the newest model of Apple's iPad right for you?" [Video Report] 41 Action News 8:24 PM
  • "iPad Apps Of The Week: Mad Magazine, The Masters, and More" Gizmodo 5:43 PM
  • "Keep your iPad Media on a Wi-Fi Hard Drive to Save Room for Retina Apps" Mac|Life 5:42 PM
  • "Going for distance games on iOS: This week's collection of perpetual running games includes a couple of classics alongside a couple of new titles that are perfect for getting into the genre." CNET Reviews 4:19 PM
  • "Enterprise Mobility: Inside IBM's Math App for the iPad" [Slideshow] eWeek 4:13 PM
  • "7 Best Yoga Apps For iPhone" TechShout 1:43 PM
  • "Index Card for iPad" Macworld 1:42 PM
  • "Game Your Video for iOS review: Fun and entertaining video editing for small and big kids alike" Macworld UK 1:40 PM
  • "Paper, Figure, and the New Casual Creativity of iOS" Techland 12:33 PM
  • "Dorna Sports -MotoGP Full Experience: Snatching a Defeat from the Jaws of Victory" eXtensions 12:11 PM
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: A feast for the senses" Macworld 12:07 PM
  • "Groove 2: An iOS music player and your own personal DJ" The Next Web 12:06 PM
  • "New iPhone App Rewards Sports Fans For Watching Games" Forbes 10:56 AM
  • "iStopMotion for iPad Review" Mac|Life 9:37 AM
  • "Easter Eggs: The best iOS apps for Easter" Macworld UK 8:34 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Transfer iTunes music to your Kindle Fire" [Video Report] USA Today 1:44 PM
Tips
  • "One can still buy an unlocked iPhone 4S from Apple, for a $450 premium over the otherwise similar carrier-locked version. That's a lot more money, but may well be a good deal for a frequent international traveller." MacInTouch 11:04 AM
  • "Cloak app automatically secures your browsing on open Wi-Fi networks" The Hartford Courant [Free Registration Required] 10:55 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple must learn from Nike and get tough on causes of supply chain abuse: The biggest lesson from Nike is that all this monitoring has its limitations" The Independent 8:27 PM
  • "The Danger in Quashing Apple's Anticompetitive Publishing Deal" The Mac Observer 8:10 PM
  • "Remains of the Day: Behind the looking glass" Macworld 8:25 PM
  • "Friday Recap: iCloud from the Clouds, AT&T Unlock Victory Dance, June iMacs" Mac|Life 5:42 PM
  • "Why My iPad Will Never Replace My Xbox" Forbes 4:58 PM
  • "Bridging Gaps with New Macs, Old Macs, and iDevices" Low End Mac 4:41 PM
  • "Anyone Can Play Steve Jobs—Even Ashton Kutcher" Gizmodo 4:18 PM
  • "iCan Act: 5 Actors We'd Rather See Play Steve Jobs" Mac|Life 4:18 PM
  • "Google Tablet Delays: What They Mean for Apple's iPad" PCWorld 4:12 PM
  • "AT&T iPhone Owners Can Unlock their Phones, After That 2-Year Contract Anyway" AllThingsD 4:55 PM
  • "AT&T's iPhones: Free at last" CNET 1:45 PM
  • "Girls Around Me shows consequences of sharing data" TechNewsDaily 1:39 PM
  • "Enterprise Networking: New iPad Takes Big Steps Into Corporate Networks, Complicating BYOD" [Slideshow] eWeek 12:08 PM
  • "Free apps kill smartphone battery life: Purdue research finds popular free smartphone apps spend up to 75% of their energy on advertising-related functions" Network World 12:01 PM
  • "Concerning the discussion about carriers and unlocking customers' iPhones, I would propose a simple law that would provide a more level playing field than what we have now." MacInTouch 11:05 AM
  • "Wikipedia follows Apple's OpenStreetMap lead" FairerPlatform 9:45 AM
  • "We Have Personal Clouds, Now We Need Family Clouds" Tech.pinions 9:29 AM
  • "Reader Discussion: Apple's Market Capitalization Crown" The Mac Observer 9:14 AM
  • "The IPad May Actually Be Helping Laptop Sales" MacNews 9:03 AM
  • "600,000 apps in Apple's App Store, yet I can't find anything I want"  ZDNet 8:55 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Compression and lossless encoding" Computerworld 8:51 AM
  • "The lessons IT must learn from Apple: Apple has wormed its way into the broad population, creating new expectations -- and a model -- for IT"  InfoWorld 8:45 AM
  • "Chinese workers seek end to 'eating bitterness'" Reuters 8:45 AM
  • "iPad Wi-Fi problems: Anatomy of a released defect" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Why Cook should 'Think Different' on Apple Museum"  ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "Security hole in Facebook iOS app doesn't require jailbreak or theft, and Dropbox has it too" The Next Web 8:29 AM
  • "3 things you never knew the Apple iPhone can do" Computerworld 8:14 AM
  • "Dissecting The Hype About Apple's TV (and what we really want from Apple)" PixoBebo 8:10 AM
Non-Apple
  • "How many iPhone app developers can Microsoft buy?" Fortune 8:39 AM
  • "Get MailWasher Pro 2012 anti-spam software for free" CNET News 1:34 PM
  • "What are the threats to Facebook?" MarketWatch 12:56 PM
  • "Top-secret AT&T HTC One X surfaces, sold on eBay" CNET News 1:33 PM
  • "What the HTC EVO 4G LTE means for Sprint and its future" ZDNet 12:47 PM
  • "4 ways your Website can be better" ZDNet 12:46 PM
  • "Most Wired Cars of the New York Auto Show" [Slideshow] Wired 12:40 PM
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 12:34 PM
  • "Video: The Most Insanely Important, Mind-Blowing Tech News of the Week" Techland 12:33 PM
  • "Now You Know: Hotels Inject Banner Ads Into The Wi-Fi They Charge You For" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "On Semi, Qualcomm, Infineon shine in chip rankings" EE Times 11:35 AM
  • "Pinterest vaults into third place for social networks, ahead of LinkedIn and Google+" Silicon Valley 11:32 AM
  • "Review: Nokia Lumia 900 puts Windows Phone back in the race/Although its specs may not be impressive, AT&T's new smartphone is fast, bright and stylish." Computerworld 11:31 AM
  • "A new reason to stay off the Web at work" CNN 11:26 AM
  • "11 awesome Android tablet widgets" [Slideshow] PCWorld 11:43 AM
  • "Meet Android's patron saint: The IBM PC" ZDNet UK 12:48 PM
  • "10 ways your smartphone knows where you are: Location tools go well beyond GPS and Wi-Fi and increasingly can deliver high accuracy even indoors" IDG News Service 11:44 AM
  • "Your cell phone is telling your secrets: Take steps to protect your private data" MarketWatch 9:22 AM
  • "Researchers Show How Easy A New Stuxnet-Like Attack Can Be" AllThingsD 9:21 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "'Ignorify' Lampoons Your iPhone Addiction, Should Probably Be Real" Techland 12:08 PM
  • "Configure your MacBook Pro to cost more than a house" [Video Report] YouTube 8:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Tweetbot updated with iCloud sync for Timelines and DMs, YouTube previews and more" The Next Web 5:42 PM
  • "New Case Turns iPad into a Mini MacBook Pro" UberGizmo 5:10 PM
  • "MyWi gets friendlier with iOS 5, brings faster connection speeds and improved reliability" Engadget 4:19 PM
  • "Ms. Splosion Man Coming To iOS, Steam And More" G4tv 2:09 PM
  • "Wikipedia iOS App Debuts, as OpenStreetMap Replaces Google Maps" Softpedia 1:40 PM
  • "Free App Friday: NOVA Elements" Mac|Life 1:40 PM
  • "Science and History Apps for iPhone/iPad" prMac 12:03 PM
  • "Max Payne Arrives On iOS April 12th" MacRumors 12:51 PM
  • "Max Payne Coming to iOS, Android This Month" PC Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "Evernote Food (the iOS app) gets an update, jumps to v1.1 and brings some new features" GadgeTell 11:11 AM
  • "Just Say It! - Taboo like party game" prMac 10:47 AM
  • "Stress Ninja - Rag doll physics based iOS game - Universal" prMac 10:39 AM
  • "Hunt for Easter Eggs on the iPhone with Eggster" prMac 9:46 AM
  • "Soundpulse App measures the Heart Rate using the iPhone's Microphone" prMac 9:36 AM
  • "Let off some of that steam with Ball Crushers: Extreme Dodgeball for iOS" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "'Skylanders: Cloud Patrol' launches on iOS devices" Digital Spy 8:54 AM
  • "Ubisoft wacky Rabbids hop onto Apple gadgets" Agence France-Presse [Free Registration Required] 8:35 AM
  • "Where's My Water? update brings new levels, iCloud level game support" Pocket-lint 8:29 AM
  • "Learning math is fun and on sale this weekend with The Math Mage" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Easter Discounts For Top Educational Science Apps" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Sneakerology Keeps Users In The know About The Hottest Sneakers" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "iShutdown 2.3 released for iOS - More Languages, More Satisfaction" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Ace Slot Machine Casino II Doubles Down on iPhone and iPad Gaming" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Itzy3d updated with 3 new game modes, upgraded visuals, tweaked gameplay" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Elf Defense - Fan Favorite Tower Defense Sensation Free" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Simple Period 3.0 for iOS: Menstruation + Reproduction Tracking Calendar" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "PIMP Tycoon: Slot Machine 1.1 Free for iOS: Pimp-Themed Slot Machine" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Dad creates iPhone app to capture, store, and share memories" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "MileBug Video Reviews from the Daily App Show" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Woods Defense: Fairy's Power 1.0 Free for iOS - Tower Defense Maze Game" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Astrowings2 - Space Odyssey for iOS: Scrolling Shooter with Skill Tree" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Candy Eater Arcade Game iOS: Help Andy the Germ Eat his favorite Candies" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "iPhone Life Magazine Now Available in Apple Newsstand" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "How much will this Easter weekend cost you? Go easy on the eggs" prMac 8:10 AM
Computer Industry
  • "The Dell dilemma: Five years after Michael Dell returned to lead the PC maker he founded, Dell may actually be ready for a second act. The next several months will be dicey. Here's what to watch for." Fortune 9:25 AM
  • "Dell says AppAssure now its premier backup product: Dell will also continue to sell Symantec and CommVault software, exec says" Computerworld 11:29 AM
  • "Internet Explorer Fightback: Q&A With IE Lead of Microsoft Asia Jonathan Wong" Forbes 9:27 AM
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  • "If Oracle wins its Android suit, everyone loses" InfoWorld 11:43 AM
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