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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, April 7, 2012


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "New aerial images of Apple's planned NC fuel cell, solar farms emerge" AppleInsider 7:12 AM
  • "Aerial shots show Apple datacenter's fuel cell, solar power" Electronista 7:15 AM
  • "What it costs to fix gadgets like iPhones and iPads" Reuters 8:10 AM
  • "Here's Where All That Talent Leaving Apple Ends Up" Business Insider 8:54 AM
  • "'You come for the product, you stay for the ecosystem'" Fortune 11:43 AM
  • "iTunes Movies From Universal Studios Now Available On iCloud" Cult of Mac 6:14 PM
  • "How the Tax Man Followed Amazon and Apple to the Cloud Computing Party" Forbes 8:37 PM
  • "US court wary of Apple request to block Samsung" Reuters 4/6
  • "Apple Argues That U.S. Court Block Samsung Galaxy Devices Over Patent Violations" The Huffington Post 4/6
  • "Apple's Trademark Problem In China Is Self-Inflicted"  Forbes 4/6
  • "Wired Scores Exclusive Aerial Photos of Apple's 'Area i51'" Wired 4/6
  • "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" Dayton Business Journal 4/6
  • "Users report 3G connection issues with Apple's new iPad" AppleInsider 4/6
  • "Apple's new iPad facing 3G connectivity issues" UberGizmo 4/6
  • "Apple flooded with iPad 3 wireless connection complaints" The Register 4/6
  • "Apple faces UK iPad scrutiny" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/6
  • "UK ad authority moves closer to '4G' iPad investigation" AppleInsider 4/6
  • "Travis County considers terms for Apple to receive up to $7.4 million in incentives" Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 4/6
  • "County Considering More Tax Incentives for Apple's Austin Expansion" The Mac Observer 4/6
  • "Half-million Mac infection estimate backed by new analysis" Ars Technica 7:55 AM
  • "Hackers Begin Targeting Macs: Recent Flashback attacks show Apple's surging popularity has gained the attention of hackers." Agence France-Presse 4/6
  • "Researchers Confirm Flashback Trojan Infects 600,000 Macs, Used For Click Fraud" Forbes 4/6
  • "New Yorkers Dumbfounded As Computer Virus Affects At Least 600,000 Macs" CBS New York 4/6
  • "Second source confirms: 1 in 100 Macs are infected by Flashback" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Apple issues second OS X Java update this week" AppleInsider 4/6
  • "Apple makes second attempt at Trojan Java block" SlashGear 4/6
  • "Fighting Flashback, Apple issues second Mac update" CNET News 4/6
  • "Do-Over: Apple Takes Second Stab at Blocking Mac Trojan" Techland 4/6
  • "Java for OS X Lion 2012-002, Apple has another go" FairerPlatform 4/6
  • "Java 2012-002 Update Includes Security Fixes, Few Details" The Mac Observer 4/6
  • "Interview with Rich Mogull discussing the Flashback Trojan" Your Mac Life 4/6
  • "Apple update supports Canon 5D Mark III raw files" CNET News 4/6
  • "Web tool checks if your Mac is Flashback-free" CNET News 4/6
  • "Quick Applescript to check your Mac for the Flashback infection" Mac Stuff 4/6
  • "How to check for—and get rid of—a Mac Flashback infection" Ars Technica 4/6
  • "Secure your Mac from Flashback infection" USA Today 4/6
  • "Virus hits half a million Macs: How to protect yourself against malware" TechMediaNetwork 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "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 alone, so Java-based desktop apps should still work as before." MacInTouch 4/6
  • "There are multiple options for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on any computer, including Macs." MacInTouch 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "Apple has two support articles listing media formats QuickTime can playback in OS X 10.6 & 10.7." MacInTouch 4/6
  • "How to reinstall OS X after malware infection" CNET Reviews 4/6
  • "So what can you do to protect your iTunes account?" MacInTouch 4/6
  • "On Killing A Mac Trojan Horse And Stopping Malicious Apps From Phoning Home" Mac 360 4/6
  • "How To Get Stuff Done On Your Mac (prioritize, organize, utilize, free, not so free)" McSolo 4/6
  • "Need An Office On Your Mac? Here's How To Install Office For Free" BohemianBoomer 4/6
  • "4 Ways This Mac Clipboard App Is The Tool Of The Year" TeraTalks 4/6
  • "How To Stop Clicking And Start Reading More On Your Mac" Mac 360 4/6
  • "Apple gaining in corporation use due to 'time machine' effect" SlashGear 4/6
  • "Friday Poll: Are you adding anti-malware to your Mac?" CNET News 4/6
  • "Four Reasons to Consider FileMaker 12" PCWorld 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "Hacintosh benchmarks of Xeon E5 CPUs foretells next Mac Pro speeds?" Insanely Great Mac 4/6
  • "Widespread Virus Proves Macs Are No Longer Safe From Hackers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/6
  • "What's This? A Mac Virus? No Actually It's A Weakness in Java" AllThingsD 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "Apple Pushes Out Second Java Update This Week, But What Does It Do?" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "Apple's security code of silence: A big problem" CNET News 4/6
  • "Mac OS X Security Must Become a Priority: 10 Reasons Why"  eWeek 4/6
  • "A Dozen Reasons To Dump Mail On Your Mac And Try A New Email App" NoodleMac 4/6
Press Releases
  • "Windows Phone Connector (for the Mac) has been updated" GadgeTell 4/6
  • "Google patches Chrome for second time in eight days" Computerworld 4/6
  • "Ticket to Ride debuts in Mac App Store" Macworld 4/6
  • "Ace Slots Machine Casino Turns Mac App Store into a Gambler's Paradise" prMac 4/6
  • "Reggie Ashworth releases AppDelete 3.2.6 - Uninstall Anything" prMac 4/6
  • "PDF2Office for iWork v2.0 - Convert PDF-to-iWork formats" prMac 4/6
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Universal Studios' Movies Now Available on iCloud" MacRumors 6:45 PM
  • "A Collection of Photographs From Inside Apple HQ" MacRumors 4/6
  • "Apple appears to have paid up over 'warrantless search': But no one is talking" TechEye 4/6
  • "AT&T to begin unlocking off-contract iPhones this Sunday, April 8th" Engadget 4/6
  • "AT&T Will Unlock Your Off-Contract iPhone Starting On April 8" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "AT&T will allow out-of-contract customers to unlock their iPhone" AppleInsider 4/6
  • "AT&T gives H2O, FreedomPop the gift of unlocked iPhones" GigaOM 4/6
  • "Worker at Apple-supplier Foxconn in China: 'We're humans, we're not machines'" Reuters 4/6
  • "Five charged after Chinese teen sells kidney to buy iPhone" Reuters 4/6
  • "Chinese Kid Sells His Kidney for an iPad and iPhone, Suffers Renal Failure" Gizmodo 4/6
  • "Dropbox says it will update its iOS app to fix profile security hole, Android not affected" The Next Web 4/6
  • "Facebook and Dropbox Apps for iOS Vulnerable to Credential Theft" MacRumors 4/6
  • "Facebook ID theft threat impacts all iPhones, Dropbox" CNET News 4/6
  • "Security issue in Facebook, Dropbox iOS apps requires physical access" AppleInsider 4/6
  • "Plangrid brings iPad to construction sites" Macworld 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "After A Bump From SXSW, Banjo Tries To Bolster Its Position As The All-In-One Location App" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "A 'very different' Joe Danger headed to iOS" Gamasutra 4/6
  • "Hawaii boy, 10, steps up hobby by marketing Apple app" KHON2 4/6
Non-Apple News
  • "Women in Tech: Susan Buck empowers women in tech" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Want Sprint's New 4G? Go to Kankakee" [Paid Membership Required] 4/6
  • "Playstation Vita firmware pulled, re-released" TG Daily 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "PAX East Gaming Expo Opens in Boston" PC Magazine 4/6
  • "Sophos takes down partner portal after signs of hacking" IDG News Service 4/6
  • "Sprint set to offer cure for poor wireless voice quality" Computerworld 4/6
  • "Yahoo Says Chief Product Officer Blake Irving Leaving" Bloomberg 4/6
  • "Chocolate printer to go on sale after Easter" BBC 4/6
  • "Samsung Profit Exceeds Estimates on Smartphone, TV Demand" Bloomberg 4/6
  • "Samsung hits a high Note, posts record quarterly profit" Reuters 4/6
  • "No 3D technology for Samsung smartphones: Manufacturer has no plans to follow the crowd" Pocket-lint 4/6
  • "LG Mobile: Our 'thinking' phone will outsmart the competition" CNET News 4/6
  • "YouTube kicks off huge 3D overhaul" TG Daily 4/6
  • "Google Chrome update fixes 12 security bugs: Second update in a week; Google paid researchers $6,000 for reporting the bugs" SecurityNewsDaily 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "Google's Project Glass: You ain't seen nothin' yet" CNET News 4/6
  • "Expect More Companies to Serve Up Forked Android Devices" AllThingsD 4/6
  • "HTC's Rough Q1: Profits Down 70% Over Last Year, Revenue Dips 35%" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Flaw in Facebook and Dropbox Mobile Apps Allows Data Theft" Softpedia 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "Draw Something, iPad WiFi Issues, In app purchases, buying a new monitor (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 4/6
  • "iPad & iPhone User issue 61: Spotlight on iPad 2013" Macworld UK 4/6
  • "Apple patent could lead to face-based user switching in iOS and beyond" Ars Technica 6:15 PM
  • "New Intel Processors Set Off Rumors Of New Macs" AppleBitch 3:40 PM
  • "New iMacs to have 'anti-reflective displays': Apple will launch the redesigned iMac family later this year" ITworld 7:21 AM
  • "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 4/6
  • "Rumors of June Launch for Updated iMacs Begin to Build" MacRumors 4/6
  • "Apple's Ivy Bridge-powered iMacs rumored to debut in June" AppleInsider 4/6
  • "Apple testing Nexus Tablet competitor in iPad mini" SlashGear 4/6
  • "Toshiba says NAND chip output partially halted due to power problem" Reuters 4/6
  • "Toshiba tipped to rejoin the race for bankrupt Apple supplier Elpida with joint bid" The Next Web 4/6
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending April 6/Latest Apple iPhone scuttlebutt: June dreams, big screen hopes, gauche Apple, OLED" Network World 4/6
  • "Next iPhone's Camera To Have Augmented Reality Features?" ITProPortal 4/6
  • "Could face unlock and a whole lot more be coming to iOS?" Know Your Mobile 4/6
  • "iPads go black in portrait mode with polarized sunglasses" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer Mac-related questions about Java and Flashback vulnerabilities, and more." CNET Reviews 7:53 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Cradle of Rome 2 HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:18 AM
  • "Kick the Boss For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "FireWorks Ninja HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "Plenty Of Great Apps On Sale For Easter Weekend" Apple'n'Apps 4:17 PM
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $270" MacReviewZone 6:02 PM
  • "Apple TV Buyer's Guide -Apple TV Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 4:18 PM
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, one decreased price price, seven were restocked , 93 were unchanged, and six were Sold Out." While Supplies Last 7:29 AM
  • "Gardenscapes HD (Premium) For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 4/6
  • "Endless War For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/6
  • "Blot For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/6
  • "Price Drop: The Weekend's Best iOS App Deals, April 6" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "You can get a discount on an iPhone -- but you have to relocate" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/6
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/6
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/6
  • "13'' MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 4/6
  • "Super Ball Escape HD (for the iPad) can now be downloaded for free" GadgeTell 4/6

  • "Western Digital My Passport Studio Review (2TB)" Storage Review 6:03 PM
  • "The iPad 3 would make me so horny...: ...if it wasn't so sucky" Register Hardware 4/6
  • "Souping Up Mac Pro: RocketCache 3240X8" Bare Feats 4/6
  • "HTC One S vs iPhone 4S Hands-on Part 1" SlashGear 4/6
  • "Maxell AirStash review: A useful extension to your iPad's storage capacity" Macworld UK 4/6
  • "Stabile Coil Pro Stand Flexes for iPads" Wired 4/6
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: April showers and May flowers" Macworld 4/6
  • "Defense For The IPhone Is A Great Idea --If It Worked" MacNews 4/6
  • "Review: Layer Cake; no more 'Save for Web/Devices'?" IT.Enquirer 4/6
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Drafts: Capture and Share" 512 Pixels 11:16 AM
  • "Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe iPad App Is Just Heavenly [Review] Cult of Mac 9:01 AM
  • "Bloomberg for iPad review: The best casual stock app for the iPad" iMore 7:30 AM
  • "Is the newest model of Apple's iPad right for you?" [Video Report] 41 Action News 4/6
  • "iPad Apps Of The Week: Mad Magazine, The Masters, and More" Gizmodo 4/6
  • "Keep your iPad Media on a Wi-Fi Hard Drive to Save Room for Retina Apps" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "Enterprise Mobility: Inside IBM's Math App for the iPad" [Slideshow] eWeek 4/6
  • "7 Best Yoga Apps For iPhone" TechShout 4/6
  • "Game Your Video for iOS review: Fun and entertaining video editing for small and big kids alike" Macworld UK 4/6
  • "Paper, Figure, and the New Casual Creativity of iOS" Techland 4/6
  • "Dorna Sports -MotoGP Full Experience: Snatching a Defeat from the Jaws of Victory" eXtensions 4/6
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: A feast for the senses" Macworld 4/6
  • "Groove 2: An iOS music player and your own personal DJ" The Next Web 4/6
  • "New iPhone App Rewards Sports Fans For Watching Games" Forbes 4/6
  • "iStopMotion for iPad Review" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "Easter Eggs: The best iOS apps for Easter" Macworld UK 4/6
  • "Transfer iTunes music to your Kindle Fire" [Video Report] USA Today 4/6
  • "iOS Video Tip: Basic Photo Editing In iOS 5" MacTrast 7:28 AM
  • "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 4/6
  • "Cloak app automatically secures your browsing on open Wi-Fi networks" The Hartford Courant [Free Registration Required] 4/6
  • "Why Apple Won't Turn You Into a Cyborg" Cult of Mac 6:46 PM
  • "Weekend Ar(t)s: Longing for another Machinarium iPad experience" Ars Technica 6:11 PM
  • "Why Apple Should Look Back, Though Steve Jobs Never Did [Opinion] Cult of Mac 1:41 PM
  • "Notes, Quotes, and iBooks" TidBITS 11:16 AM
  • "The culture change that might come back to haunt Apple"  Applepeels 9:59 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Living in denial"  Macworld 9:37 AM
  • "iPad Mini: 6 Reasons Apple Must Do It/Apple has good reasons to think smaller with its next iPad, as a Google Android tablet waits in the wings." InformationWeek 8:17 AM
  • "Screen Burn-in and Apple's Billions" The Carton 7:54 AM
  • "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 4/6
  • "The Danger in Quashing Apple's Anticompetitive Publishing Deal" The Mac Observer 4/6
  • "Remains of the Day: Behind the looking glass" Macworld 4/6
  • "Friday Recap: iCloud from the Clouds, AT&T Unlock Victory Dance, June iMacs" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "Why My iPad Will Never Replace My Xbox" Forbes 4/6
  • "Bridging Gaps with New Macs, Old Macs, and iDevices" Low End Mac 4/6
  • "Anyone Can Play Steve Jobs—Even Ashton Kutcher" Gizmodo 4/6
  • "iCan Act: 5 Actors We'd Rather See Play Steve Jobs" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "Google Tablet Delays: What They Mean for Apple's iPad" PCWorld 4/6
  • "AT&T iPhone Owners Can Unlock their Phones, After That 2-Year Contract Anyway" AllThingsD 4/6
  • "AT&T's iPhones: Free at last" CNET 4/6
  • "Girls Around Me shows consequences of sharing data" TechNewsDaily 4/6
  • "Enterprise Networking: New iPad Takes Big Steps Into Corporate Networks, Complicating BYOD" [Slideshow] eWeek 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "We Have Personal Clouds, Now We Need Family Clouds" Tech.pinions 4/6
  • "Reader Discussion: Apple's Market Capitalization Crown" The Mac Observer 4/6
  • "The IPad May Actually Be Helping Laptop Sales" MacNews 4/6
  • "600,000 apps in Apple's App Store, yet I can't find anything I want"  ZDNet 4/6
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Compression and lossless encoding" Computerworld 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "Chinese workers seek end to 'eating bitterness'" Reuters 4/6
  • "iPad Wi-Fi problems: Anatomy of a released defect" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Why Cook should 'Think Different' on Apple Museum"  ZDNet 4/6
  • "Security hole in Facebook iOS app doesn't require jailbreak or theft, and Dropbox has it too" The Next Web 4/6
  • "3 things you never knew the Apple iPhone can do" Computerworld 4/6
  • "Dissecting The Hype About Apple's TV (and what we really want from Apple)" PixoBebo 4/6
  • "Basic Economics: Are We Really Not Willing To Pay For Quality, Pricey Apps?" Cult of Android 6:45 PM
  • "Why Gamification Can't Be Stopped" Mashable 3:51 PM
  • "How many iPhone app developers can Microsoft buy?" Fortune 4/6
  • "Get MailWasher Pro 2012 anti-spam software for free" CNET News 4/6
  • "Top-secret AT&T HTC One X surfaces, sold on eBay" CNET News 4/6
  • "What the HTC EVO 4G LTE means for Sprint and its future" ZDNet 4/6
  • "4 ways your Website can be better" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Most Wired Cars of the New York Auto Show" [Slideshow] Wired 4/6
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 4/6
  • "Video: The Most Insanely Important, Mind-Blowing Tech News of the Week" Techland 4/6
  • "Now You Know: Hotels Inject Banner Ads Into The Wi-Fi They Charge You For" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "On Semi, Qualcomm, Infineon shine in chip rankings" EE Times 4/6
  • "Pinterest vaults into third place for social networks, ahead of LinkedIn and Google+" Silicon Valley 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "A new reason to stay off the Web at work" CNN 4/6
  • "11 awesome Android tablet widgets" [Slideshow] PCWorld 4/6
  • "Meet Android's patron saint: The IBM PC" ZDNet UK 4/6
  • "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 4/6
  • "Your cell phone is telling your secrets: Take steps to protect your private data" MarketWatch 4/6
  • "Researchers Show How Easy A New Stuxnet-Like Attack Can Be" AllThingsD 4/6
  • "'Ignorify' Lampoons Your iPhone Addiction, Should Probably Be Real" Techland 4/6
  • "Configure your MacBook Pro to cost more than a house" [Video Report] YouTube 4/6
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'If Alarm Clock' For iPhone Wakes You Up Based On Real World Conditions, Records Sleeping Habits And Creates Reports" Redmond Pie 7:10 PM
  • "Tweetbot 2.2 for iOS syncs timeline, DM, and mute settings to iCloud" The Verge 4:14 PM
  • "App aims to spare whales from ships in Atlantic" CBS News 3:51 PM
  • "WebileApps Releases Slide Ur Buddy Puzzle Game App with a New Design" MacMegasite 7:27 AM
  • "App Of The Day: Watch The Masters Tee Off Through Sunday" ["The Official Masters Tournament (Free, iPhone / Free, iPad) just may be the best event app, and the interface and live video can't be beat."] Apple'n'Apps 4:17 PM
  • "Tweetbot updated with iCloud sync for Timelines and DMs, YouTube previews and more" The Next Web 4/6
  • "New Case Turns iPad into a Mini MacBook Pro" UberGizmo 4/6
  • "MyWi gets friendlier with iOS 5, brings faster connection speeds and improved reliability" Engadget 4/6
  • "Ms. Splosion Man Coming To iOS, Steam And More" G4tv 4/6
  • "Wikipedia iOS App Debuts, as OpenStreetMap Replaces Google Maps" Softpedia 4/6
  • "Free App Friday: NOVA Elements" Mac|Life 4/6
  • "Science and History Apps for iPhone/iPad" prMac 4/6
  • "Max Payne Arrives On iOS April 12th" MacRumors 4/6
  • "Max Payne Coming to iOS, Android This Month" PC Magazine 4/6
  • "Evernote Food (the iOS app) gets an update, jumps to v1.1 and brings some new features" GadgeTell 4/6
  • "Just Say It! - Taboo like party game" prMac 4/6
  • "Stress Ninja - Rag doll physics based iOS game - Universal" prMac 4/6
  • "Hunt for Easter Eggs on the iPhone with Eggster" prMac 4/6
  • "Soundpulse App measures the Heart Rate using the iPhone's Microphone" prMac 4/6
  • "Let off some of that steam with Ball Crushers: Extreme Dodgeball for iOS" prMac 4/6
  • "'Skylanders: Cloud Patrol' launches on iOS devices" Digital Spy 4/6
  • "Ubisoft wacky Rabbids hop onto Apple gadgets" Agence France-Presse [Free Registration Required] 4/6
  • "Where's My Water? update brings new levels, iCloud level game support" Pocket-lint 4/6
  • "Learning math is fun and on sale this weekend with The Math Mage" prMac 4/6
  • "Easter Discounts For Top Educational Science Apps" prMac 4/6
  • "Sneakerology Keeps Users In The know About The Hottest Sneakers" prMac 4/6
  • "iShutdown 2.3 released for iOS - More Languages, More Satisfaction" prMac 4/6
  • "Ace Slot Machine Casino II Doubles Down on iPhone and iPad Gaming" prMac 4/6
  • "Itzy3d updated with 3 new game modes, upgraded visuals, tweaked gameplay" prMac 4/6
  • "Elf Defense - Fan Favorite Tower Defense Sensation Free" prMac 4/6
  • "Simple Period 3.0 for iOS: Menstruation + Reproduction Tracking Calendar" prMac 4/6
  • "PIMP Tycoon: Slot Machine 1.1 Free for iOS: Pimp-Themed Slot Machine" prMac 4/6
  • "Dad creates iPhone app to capture, store, and share memories" prMac 4/6
  • "MileBug Video Reviews from the Daily App Show" prMac 4/6
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  • "iPhone Life Magazine Now Available in Apple Newsstand" prMac 4/6
  • "How much will this Easter weekend cost you? Go easy on the eggs" prMac 4/6
Computer Industry
  • "Motorola doesn't want to be barred by a U.S. court from enforcing an injunction it might win in Germany" FOSS Patents 7:11 AM
  • "Samsung To Launch Three Windows Phones This Year: Will The Company's Next Hybrid Devices Outshine Nokia's & HTC's Biggest Bets?" International Business Times 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft store coming to an Apple Store near you? Microsoft and Apple Stores cheek by jowl? The more the merrier for consumers, and better for Microsoft, which needs to demonstrate it has competitive offerings too." CNET News 8:34 PM
  • "Dell set to diversify into an enterprise hardware company" Zawya 8:16 AM
  • "Ex-Intel worker pleads guilty to stealing hundreds of millions" Reuters 8:15 AM
  • "MacBook Air, Pro rivals getting Intel's helping hand" PopHerald 7:12 AM
  • "Evolution: Intel Haswell high end offerings to up the QPI speed and use it to join with MIC multi-teraflop chip" VR-Zone 8:14 AM
  • "Reports: Intel, AMD Set To Launch Next-Generation Chips" TechWeekEurope UK 8:28 PM
  • "Intel and Nissan partner for new generation of cars" The Daily Caller 8:32 PM
  • "California warns of lost parent-child data" Yahoo! News 6:05 PM
  • "Cisco CEO says Huawei doesn't 'always play by the rules' of IP and security" The Verge 10:32 AM
  • "TSMC 28nm Capacity Issues Causing NVidia Kepler GPU Launch Delays" WCCF Tech 8:13 AM
  • "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 4/6
  • "Dell says AppAssure now its premier backup product: Dell will also continue to sell Symantec and CommVault software, exec says" Computerworld 4/6
  • "Internet Explorer Fightback: Q&A With IE Lead of Microsoft Asia Jonathan Wong" Forbes 4/6
  • "Microsoft still handing out checks for Windows Phone apps: The Windows Phone OS, which lags well behind Apple's iOS and Google's Android, has not proved particularly popular with app developers. That could soon change. " Christian Science Monitor 4/6
  • "Microsoft still paying developers to create Windows Phone apps" CNET News 4/6
  • "Microsoft Still Fighting For Windows Phone Developer Love (And Buying It When Needed)" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Can Microsoft change the Windows Phone app conversation?" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Microsoft Aims To Grow Windows Phone App Count As Lumia 900 Launch Looms" CRN 4/6
  • "Why Does Windows Phone 7 Have Such A Crappy App Selection?" Business Insider 4/6
  • "Microsoft April Patch Tuesday to Address IE, Windows Vulnerabilities: Four of the six bulletins issues by Microsoft are labeled as 'critical,' while two more are tagged as 'important.'" eWeek 4/6
  • "Windows 8 Tour, Part 2: Metro Apps" BYTE 4/6
  • "Intel SSD to boost Windows 8 boot, wake times" CNET News 4/6
  • "Microsoft Azure security features revealed on STAR registry: MS one of the few companies that has joined the Cloud Security Alliance's registry" Network World 4/6
  • "HP Snares $249-Million Private Cloud Contract With U.S. Army" CRN 4/6
  • "Rometty's Epic #FAIL to Lead at Augusta" Forbes 4/6
  • "At Masters, Anticipating New I.B.M. Chief's Arrival" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 4/6
  • "Masters Flap Won't Deter IBM Chief" [Paid Membership Required] 4/6
  • "IBM chief hits glass ceiling in Augusta" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/6
  • "For IBM CEO, is golf's sexism on par with the tech world's?" CNET News 4/6
  • "IBM: Puzzles provide clues to better analysis/A series of informal puzzle experiments gave an IBM fellow insight into how to get the most out of data analysis" IDG News Service 4/6
  • "Lenovo to take pre-orders for smart TV product in China: The company wants to bridge PCs, smartphones, tablets and televisions through its cloud computing services" IDG News Service 4/6
  • "If Oracle wins its Android suit, everyone loses" InfoWorld 4/6
  • "Oracle Trumpets Analytics Bona Fides" CRM Buyer 4/6
  • "Ex-Intel Worker Pleads Guilty to Stealing Design Documents" Bloomberg 4/6
  • "Ex-Intel employee pleads guilty to theft charges" Reuters 4/6
  • "Intel completes $120M RealNetworks patent buy" EE Times 4/6
  • "RealNetworks completes patent sales to Intel" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Cisco CEO: 'Where we buy is where we grow'" MarketWatch 4/6
  • "Cisco CEO Sees China's Huawei as Toughest Rival" [Paid Membership Required] 4/6
  • "Cisco Introduces Linksys EA Series Smart Wi-Fi Routers" eWeek 4/6
  • "Silicon Valley is desperate for designers" CNNMoney 4/6
  • "Software to lead tech spending in 2012: report" MarketWatch 4/6
  • "The Tech Companies Hiring The Most Right Now" Forbes 4/6
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's share price overtakes Google as it is forecast to be first $1tn company: Apple shares could soon hit $1,000, analysts predict, with China and television market key to growth" The Guardian 4/6
  • "Why did Apple drift sideways in 2011 and take off in 2012?" Fortune 4/6
Industry News
  • "Stock futures, dollar sink after jobs data: Most markets closed Friday; job growth below expectations" MarketWatch 4/6
  • "Stock Futures Sell Off After Weak Jobs Report" FOXBusiness 4/6
  • "U.S. Stock Futures, Dollar Fall While Treasuries Rise on Jobs" Bloomberg 4/6
  • "Asian stocks muted in holiday-thinned trading ahead of US hiring report" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 4/6
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  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks drop, as China shares extend gains" MarketWatch 4/6

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