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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
 

 

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Thursday Highlights: Ed Bott takes an in-depth look at the numbers which explain Apple success in the "premium ultramobiles" market; HealthKit may be the next big thing from Apple, but as Gordon Kelly at Forbes points out, some doctors express concern in how accurate it will be; Apple denied request to recover attorney fees in battle against Samsung; according to new documents uncovered by analyst, Apple is requesting expedited approval to begin sapphire production; Intuit releases a new version of Quicken for Mac, but still not on par with Windows version; MacIssues explains how to check your MacBook for battery-draining apps; tutorial on using filters from Motion 5 without having to leave Final Cut Pro; Walmart promotion sells iPhone 5c for 79 cents, iPhone 5s for $79; another schematic for iPhone 6 seems to confirm 128GB model; iPad Air to get 2GB of RAM; Apple applies for patent to help iPhone user find car, reversible USB patent among others in our Hardware/Software section.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "DOJ may sue Apple over ebooks early as Wednesday: sources" Reuters 7:13 PM
  • "Apple may face e-book price-fixing lawsuit tomorrow: The Justice Department may file an antitrust lawsuit against the company over how publishers price electronic books as early as Wednesday, Reuters reports." CNET News 7:48 PM
  • "DOJ's ebook pricing case against Apple and 5 other publishers could start tomorrow" The Next Web 8:56 PM
  • "Apple iPad to dominate tablet market 'into 2016': Apple's iPad will dominate the tablet computing market for years to come, according to the latest analysis from Gartner."  Telegraph 10:05 AM
  • "Why Not Just Call it The Decade of The iPad And Be Done With It?" AllThingsD 7:13 PM
  • "Apple's New iPad Heats Up Buzz: Apple and its third generation iPad were the talk of March since the tablet became available in the middle of the month. Despite the continuing 'HeatGate' debate, iPad and Apple have seen a rise in the company's and product's Buzz scores since the beginning of March." Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "iPad in the Enterprise: A videoconferencing dream machine?" CIO 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Lures Away Symantec's Phillip Bullock to Head its Tax Dept" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "Apple's Growth Story" [Video Report]  CNBC 8:16 AM
  • "Cramer on Apple: 'The greatest performing stock of our lives'" Fortune 8:18 AM
  • "An (Actual!) Look Inside Foxconn: The journalist who busted Mike Daisey steps inside the factory."  Technology Review 7:14 PM
  • "Woz warns that patent palaver will stifle startups: Still unsure about Tim Cook's reign" The Register 3:29 PM
  • "'The Woz' Defends Apple's Lawsuits, But Bemoans Implications" DailyTech 8:56 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to Appear as Opening Speaker at the D10 Conference" AllThingsD 12:25 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to speak at D10 conference: Apple's CEO Tim Cook will be a lead speaker at All Things Digital's D10 conference next month. It will be the second appearance from Cook at an industry show in recent months." CNET News 12:59 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple To Release iTunes 11 Alongside iOS 6, App Store Revamp Also Coming Soon [Rumor] Cult of Mac 9:38 PM
  • "Apple rumored testing iTunes 11 with iCloud control" iPodNN 9:38 PM
  • "Apple tries to shut Flashback-reporting Dr. Web domain: The domain was being used to monitor the hijacked machines, claims Dr. Web" Macworld UK 8:03 AM
  • "Free Tool Detects Flashback Mac Malware" Computerworld 8:19 AM
  • "Mac users' Invite to the Botnet party" Forbes 11:59 AM
  • "How to Find Out if Your Mac Is in the Infected 1 Percent" AllThingsD 3:32 PM
  • "Apple Fights Back Against Malware Attack" AllThingsD 8:17 PM
  • "Apple working on Flashback removal tool" CNET News 9:03 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to switch to a standard user account in OS X: Doing day-to-day work in an administrator account poses an elevated security risk. Here are some options for how to switch to a standard account." CNET Reviews 8:43 PM
  • "About Flashback malware: A recent version of malicious software called Flashback exploits a security flaw in Java in order to install itself on Macs." ["Apple is developing software that will detect and remove the Flashback malware."] Apple Support 8:14 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "SoundCloud Desktop review: SoundCloud comes to Mac, with an offering that could evolve into the next Spotif" Macworld UK 7:18 PM
  • "Iconfactory Flare review: Once a preset has been applied in Flare parameters can be tweaked or new ones added" Macworld UK 8:39 AM
  • "Meme Generator review: Free, easy way to make those joke images we all love. Y u no download it now?" Macworld UK 8:39 AM
  • "RAGE: Campaign Edition for OS X review" AppleTell 8:40 AM
  • "Fix Firefox to Show Updated Java Plug-In" TidBITS 6:55 PM
  • "Use Dropbox to Check Family Macs for Flashback" TidBITS 1:33 PM
  • "Delete Apps More Completely With App Zapper [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Take Screenshots From Within The Preview Application" MacTrast 8:36 AM
  • "How To Find And Kill The Latest Malware On Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:48 AM
  • "Why Your Mac's Apps Need Their Own Customizable Popup Toolbar, App Switcher, Window Manager" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "How To Take Notes On Your Mac Without A Click" McSolo 7:47 AM
  • "Why You Need To Map Your Mind On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:48 AM
  • "How To Teach Your Mac To Remember Everything You Copy Or Cut" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "How A Free Mac Widget Can Help Your Favorite Baseball Team" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "3 Reasons To Love A One Trick Pony App That's Only Used When Your Mac Sleeps" BohemianBoomer 7:48 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple and the War on Stupidity" Rixstep 3:13 PM
  • "Meet OS XI: iOS And OS X Combined [Gallery] Cult of Mac 1:19 PM
  • "It's Time To Change iTunes" MacStories 1:27 PM
  • "iTunes: Time to right the syncing ship" Macworld 9:28 AM
  • "Top 70+ Requests for Final Cut Pro X 10.0.4: April 10th" FCPXtv 7:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "CloudOn adds Box.net support" Macworld 3:40 PM
  • "Nemetschek teams with CadFaster for Vectorworks" Architosh 12:53 PM
  • "Bare Bones releases TextWrangler 4.0" Macworld 1:27 PM
  • "DB-Text 1.1 to import, edit and manage the universal and most used format for data text (CSV and TSV)" Tension Software 9:32 AM
  • "Mac a Montreal integrates home automation with Apple solutions" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Zevrix Releases Output Factory 1.1.5 for InDesign: Improves Flash Output" prMac 7:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Amazon Adds In-App Purchases to Woo Developers Away From Apple" Bloomberg 8:58 AM
  • "Amazon Matches Apple's Revenue Split for In-App Payments" AllThingsD 8:27 AM
  • "Pilot Uses Old-School Plane to Score Photos of New Apple Data Center" Wired 8:07 AM
  • "New iPad already accounts for 10% of all US iPad traffic" iDownload Blog 11:12 AM
  • "iPad to Dominate Tablet Sales for Years" PC Magazine 11:59 AM
  • "Google beats Apple, Facebook, and Twitter in popularity poll" Digital Trends 7:19 PM
  • "T-Mobile: Bring us your unlocked AT&T iPhones/T-Mobile sees a fresh business opportunity in AT&T's new unlocking policy for qualifying iPhones." CNET Reviews 3:29 PM
  • "T-Mobile will be iPhone ready this year (and not just for AT&T's cast-offs)" GigaOM 7:14 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook to Open D10 Tech Conference" PC Magazine 3:31 PM
  • "Instagram becomes #1 Free App on the App Store for The First Time" The Next Web 7:20 PM
  • "Kid who sold kidney for iPad helps police arrest five in organ trading scam" Yahoo! News 3:31 PM
  • "Forensic snoops: It doesn't take a Genius to break into an iPhone/Cop tools easily bypass 4-digit passcodes" The Register 8:06 AM
  • "Android tops China smartphone market, well ahead of Apple" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 8:15 AM
  • "There Is Now a Steve Jobs Avenue in Brazil" The Next Web 3:34 PM
  • "Steve Jobs talks about Apple in 1980s presentation (video): 22 minute video shows Apple's late co-founder during humourous presentation and Q&A" Macworld UK 8:02 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nokia Lumia 900 pre-orders to open on 27 April" V3 1:02 PM
  • "Flood of video streaming options could confound TV watchers" USA Today 1:00 PM
  • "Sprint LG Viper 4G stakes green smartphone claim" TG Daily 12:54 PM
  • "RIM executive calls Google Play 'chaotic cesspool'" ZDNet 1:33 PM
  • "RIM backpeddles in Playbook side-loading row" TG Daily 12:53 PM
  • "Commodore 64 pioneer Jack Tramiel dies at 83" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 11:25 AM
  • "U.S. wireless carriers to create database to fight phone theft: Carriers to block reactivation of stolen or lost devices" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 11:02 AM
  • "STMicroelectronics Falls After Margin Forecast Cut" Bloomberg 10:21 AM
  • "Sharp Widens Loss Forecast to $4.7 Billion as TV Sales Slump" Bloomberg 10:20 AM
  • "Instagram Users Dismayed By Facebook Purchase" ABCNews 10:16 AM
  • "Toshiba unveils new AMD/Ivy Bridge Satellite C, L, S, P, and Qosmio laptops" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Toshiba Excite 13: 13 Inches of Android 4.0 Tablet" ABCNews 10:17 AM
  • "Content takes center stage in Yahoo overhaul" CNNMoney 1:48 PM
  • "Yahoo Lays Out New Leadership Structure: CEO Thompson Sets Consumer, Regions and Technology Groups; Commerce Is in Focus" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:06 PM
  • "Yahoo CEO outlines reorganization into three main divisions" Silicon Valley 12:08 PM
  • "Sony warns of steeper loss" CNNMoney 1:48 PM
  • "Sony Projects Bigger Loss" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Makeup chain tries Apple retail model: Sephora seeks Pinterest spark, iPads' support" Boston Herald 10:22 AM
  • "Chrome OS borrows a little from Windows and a little from OS X in Aura UI update" The Verge 8:02 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Interview with Inglorious Apps, a webOS to iOS developer switcher" TUAW 3:39 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's New iPad Makes Up 10 Percent Of All iPad Traffic" Geeky Gadgets 8:31 AM
  • "Report: iPhone 5 Release Set For June/Reports from Apple's Chinese manufacturing partners indicate that the next iPhone may be gearing up for release" eWeek 7:49 AM
  • "Collected: Apple's 'unibody' iPhone 5 ships fall, claims" Computerworld 7:57 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Reports Suggest 4-Inch Screen: Next iPhone will see a significant hardware revision, analyst predicts. Meanwhile, T-Mobile seeks to lure in owners of old, unlocked iPhones." InformationWeek 10:22 AM
  • "New iPhone in testing with 1GB of RAM, report says" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:57 AM
  • "Availability of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pros constrained ahead of redesigned models" AppleInsider 9:19 AM
  • "MacBook Pro makeover may be in the works, stores sell out of inventory" VentureBeat 7:14 PM
  • "Rumor: 15 Inch MacBook Pro Update Soon" AppleBitch 4:47 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Some of the Technical Magic behind the iPhone Wins Patents" Patently Apple 4:46 PM
  • "Apple Wins Key Multi-Antenna Patent Covering LTE & More" Patently Apple 11:59 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Flash Control For Electronic Rolling Shutter" MacNews 8:19 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "ESPN Radio For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:17 AM
  • "Connect6 For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:17 AM
  • "Return of the Bots For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:17 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:20 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:20 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 19 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:38 AM
  • "New Weekly Specials at TheMacBundles are LinkOptimizer and Timer Pro" TheMacBundles 7:49 AM
  • "Best iPod prices: Refurbished iPod nano, $99; iPod touch, $169" FairerPlatform 11:58 AM
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $100 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3:13 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The new Apple iPad (2012) Full Review with Video" TweakTown 10:05 AM
  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and October, 2011, 17" MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel i7" [PDF Download] MacReviewZone 3:33 PM
  • "Review: Apogee MiC Is an Indispensable Tool for the Mobile Musician" Wired 8:07 AM
  • "Incase Compact Backpack Review – Let's You Carry Air & iPad | iPhone App/Game Reviews, iPad App/Game Reviews, Apple, Mac, iOS, and App News At AppleNApps" Apple'n'Apps 7:42 PM
  • "The MonCarbone HoverCoat wraps your iPhone 4/4S in sleek carbon fiber" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "Video Review: Seidio Surface and Convert Plus for iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 8:38 AM
  • "Cygnett Lavish Earth and Glam folio cases for the new iPad review" AppleTell 8:43 AM
  • "Product Review: Qmadix Xtreme and Metalix Cases For iPhone 4 And 4S" App Advice 7:19 PM
  • "Review: Rokbed V3 for iPhone 4/4S by Rokform" MacTrast 7:19 PM
  • "Review: Zero 5 PRO Clear Case for iPhone 4/4S" MacTrast 7:19 PM
  • "Reviews: Mophie Powerstand for iPad" iLounge 8:38 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Take a Note: Typing With No Hands/I am writing this paragraph on an iPhone. But I am not typing it on the phone's virtual keyboard. I am dictating it using a little-known feature that allows you to employ your voice instead of your fingers wherever text entry is possible on the device." AllThingsD 8:23 PM
  • "picplz review: An alternative to Instagram" iMore 8:40 AM
  • "Dream:On: This iOS app promises to influence your dreams" The Next Web 8:28 AM
  • "RWW Recommends: The Best Social TV App for iPad" ReadWriteWeb 3:39 PM
  • "Drafts Is Your iPhone's New Inbox [Review] Cult of Mac 3:36 PM
  • "Pop Review: Pop is a very simple app that serves as just a simple digital notepad." 148Apps 9:26 AM
  • "Everyme Review: Currently a pretty simple yet effective personal social networking app but one with a heap of potential." 148Apps 8:43 AM
  • "'Arkham City Lockdown': The Bat Is Broken/As much as I wanted to play 'Batman Arkham City Lockdown,' I couldn't. Ten times out of 10, the app would crash before I could start playing. I was using a first-gen iPad, which should be a supported device, according to iTunes. Is this a case of inadequate testing? Regardless, it's the first time I've asked for a refund for an app." MacNewsWorld 8:36 AM
  • "ZiGGURAT Review: Retro robo-annihilation shooter offers short bursts of fun" Macworld 8:38 AM
  • "Hunters 2 review: Track down aliens on your iPhone one turn at time" iMore 11:12 AM
  • "'Amoebattle' Review – A Great RTS of Minuscule Proportions" Touch Arcade 8:36 AM
  • "Bitter Sam Review" Mac|Life 10:07 AM
  • "Triple Trouble Review: A match-3 puzzle game with a flick-based twist!" 148Apps 12:58 PM
  • "Tiny Monsters Review: Hatch and raise all manner of bizarre creatures in this freemium 'pet shelter' sim." 148Apps 12:28 PM
  • "Super Lemonade Factory Review: Super Lemonade Factory is a retro-themed platformer where character switching must be used in order to advance through the game's 72 levels." 148Apps 10:24 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "TiVo on the iPad: How to Transfer Recordings/Can you move HD programs from your TiVo DVR to an iPad? Yes. Is it easy, fast, and worth the effort? Not really." PCWorld 11:59 AM
  • "How To: Use an external monitor with a Thunderbolt Mac" FairerPlatform 9:01 AM
Tips
  • "Mossberg's Mailbox/Q: in particular a larger screen. What, in your opinion, are the best alternatives to the iPhone? I use mine primarily for email, along with checking stocks and weather." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:56 PM
  • "Deleting apps based on storage requirements Tips" iLounge 7:19 PM
  • "Add The App That Should Have Been On Your iPad In The First Place [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 3:36 PM
  • "iPad tips and tricks for road warriors: It's the little things that can make all the difference in getting what you want from Apple's tablet" InfoWorld 11:59 AM
  • "AT&T's steps for unlocking the iPhone" AppleTell 8:40 AM
  • "iOS Video Tip: Delete Received And Made Phone Calls From Your iPhone" MacTrast 8:36 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The Many Voices Of Siri [Video] Cult of Mac 9:38 PM
  • "Could an Apple iCar Ignite Automotive Enthusiasm for Car-Indifferent Millennials?" Low End Mac 9:04 PM
  • "5 Reasons the iPad Is Not Killing Off PCs" Low End Mac 9:04 PM
  • "Is This Device More Important Than the iPhone?" The Motley Fool 8:43 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 8:01 PM
  • "Dear Founding CEO: Put Down The Steve Jobs Biography" Forbes 7:13 PM
  • "Why Your IT Guy Hates Your iPad - Business Insider" Business Insider 3:36 PM
  • "Apple forced to hire 'economically disadvantaged'" FOXNews 3:31 PM
  • "How the Ritz-Carlton Inspired the Apple Store [video] Forbes 3:31 PM
  • "Tech Needs to Clean House After Apple-Foxconn Fallout" Forbes 1:32 PM
  • "How I Eventually Unlocked My AT&T iPhone" BYTE 12:26 PM
  • "Apple's Foxconn flap may pinch contract manufacturers" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "Apple: Stop Comparing Apples To Oranges" Seeking Alpha 12:25 PM
  • "iPhone 5 rumor roundup: CNET tracks all the iPhone 5 rumors--from the likely to the crazy--that we've heard so far in 2011 and 2012." CNET Reviews 9:02 PM
  • "The latest chatter on iPhone 5" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:30 PM
  • "iPhone 5 -- What We Know, What We Think We Know" Forbes 11:59 AM
  • "Here's a 4-inch iPhone screen case scenario" 9 to 5 Mac 10:24 AM
  • "Microsoft to struggle vs. Apple, Google in tablets" Reuters 10:24 AM
  • "Why Steve Jobs Would Have Admired the Lumia 900: The Lumia 900 matches Jobs' aesthetic sensibility. It's about as pure and seamless-looking a phone as you can find." Computerworld 10:08 AM
  • "Would You Pay $850 for an iPhone if Carrier Subsidies Disappeared?" Techland 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft/AOL Patent Buy: Apple, Google Play?" The Big Picture 10:04 AM
  • "Why Facebook bought Instagram and what it means for Apple and iOS" iMore 8:40 AM
  • "Foxconn Worker Needs to be Immortal to Achieve Tim Cook One Year Salary" M.I.C. Gadget 8:40 AM
  • "Lack of Mac Pro Upgrade: Pro Users in Fear" HardMac 8:39 AM
  • "10 Best iPhone DIY Projects and Crafts" Apple Gazette 8:38 AM
  • "Mac Sales Stagnant; We Need Some Exciting New Hardware" MacNews 7:57 AM
  • "The Mac Of The Future" PixoBebo 7:48 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The promise of VDI: Are we there yet?" CNET News 2:11 PM
  • "The Intel Studybook: What an education tablet should be" ZDNet 1:12 PM
  • "Get A Drink and A Job At NYC Uncubed, The New Silicon Alley Talent Fair" TechCrunch 12:48 PM
  • "Average Monthly TV Bill Could Reach $200 by 2020" PC Magazine 11:51 AM
  • "Pay TV costing a pretty penny, and rising" MSNBC 11:43 AM
  • "It's time to run Java out of town" InfoWorld 11:31 AM
  • "How Malware Gets Backed Up Along With Data: Malware is widely bypassing AV and other controls, getting backed up like any legitimate data, and re-infecting enterprise systems during restore." InformationWeek 11:26 AM
  • "Commodore 64 pioneer Jack Tramiel lived Silicon Valley's story" Silicon Valley 11:06 AM
  • "Who says Silicon Valley forgets you if you're over 40?" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Google gives Chrome OS a less alienating interface: The browser-based OS could show pages only in full-screen mode, but now Google adopts a more familiar resizable, movable windows and a task bar. But are full-screen views the future?" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "AT&T's Lumia Launch Less of a Splash, More of a Plop" AllThingsD 9:57 AM
  • "Yahoo C.E.O. Hints at a Strategy" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:27 AM
  • "Top 10 ways HP is different and better when it comes to cloud computing" ZDNet 1:32 PM
  • "HP pushes its Converged Cloud: A look at the wild cards" ZDNet 1:31 PM
  • "HP Cloud Challenge May Fizzle Terribly" Seeking Alpha 9:52 AM
  • "Hirai Must Stop Sony's Bad News Feed" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's Patent Troll Strategy Isn't Viable In The Long Run" Seeking Alpha 12:25 PM
  • "Why Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn Had To Quit" Forbes 10:08 AM
  • "Narcissism and Facebook" Forbes 12:58 PM
  • "Why is Instagram worth $1 billion to Facebook and Zuckerberg?" Chicago Sun-Times 3:35 PM
  • "Facebook's latest intrusion: Apps that 'tell everyone what I'm reading'" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:26 AM
  • "Facebook to Buy Instagram: 5 Lingering Questions" Techland 12:58 PM
  • "Did Facebook Buy Instagram Just to Keep It Away From Google?" Minyanville 9:57 AM
  • "Does Instagram Owe Kodak a Billion Dollar Thanks?" Mashable 8:31 AM
  • "Facebook's Acquisition Of Instagram Just Another Question Mark For Internet Privacy" App Advice 8:30 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist Invents Apple iPhone App to Connect with His Patients" PRWeb 9:38 PM
  • "Jumptap: Early Days For The New iPad Show A 'Heavy' But Still Marginal Impact On Traffic" TechCrunch 3:14 PM
  • "Jetpac For iPad Lets You Explore The World Through Your Friends' Eyes" TechCrunch 12:28 PM
  • "MS Office App CloudOn Ramps Up Productivity On The iPad With Box And Adobe Reader Support" TechCrunch 12:28 PM
  • "Adobe Reader for iOS Gets Annotation & Signature Support" The Mac Observer 12:24 PM
  • "Panel crowns 5 worst iPhone games: PAX East exercise teaches mobile gamers to never again complain about 'Angry Birds'" Network World 11:59 AM
  • "Latest 'Dark Meadow' Update Is Basically A Reset" Touch Arcade 9:59 AM
  • "LifeProof iPhone 4/4S Case Available at AT&T Stores - LifeProof sleek and protective cases in black and white offered in AT&T stores nationwide" PRNewswire 8:55 AM
  • "Trimble Announces iPad Field Fitting Input App for HVAC Sheet Metal Contractors and Fabricators" PRNewswire 8:53 AM
  • "4Videosoft Updated iPad Transfer Totally Supports the New iPad" PRNewswire 8:53 AM
  • "iPhone External Battery Sale - MiLi Power Angel Throughout April!" PRWeb 8:52 AM
  • "Dolly Drive to Showcase Private Cloud Solution for Mac at NAB show" PRWeb 8:52 AM
  • "Asset Genie Inc. Launches MacBook Air LCD Repair Service" PRWeb 8:52 AM
  • "Laptop Key Replacement is $4.95 or less! Replacement Laptop Keys now offers Apple and Dell laptop keys. Regardless of the Dell or Apple laptop computer model, individual keys can be purchased at a low cost, and installed with minimal effort. Spending $5 is much cheaper than replacing a laptop or notebook computer." PRWeb 8:52 AM
  • "POCKETLABWORKS and David Ellefson, Bassist for Megadeth, Release the ROCK SHOP App for the iRiffport Digital Audio iPad Guitar Interface" Business Wire 8:51 AM
  • "Mocana MAP 2.0 Delivers Fine-Grained Mobile App Protection to iPhone and iPad" Business Wire 8:51 AM
  • "U.S. Bank Introduces Ace Rewards® Visa® Application for iPhone®" Business Wire 8:51 AM
  • "Study Shows HMH Fuse™ iPad® App Can Dramatically Improve Student Achievement" Business Wire 8:51 AM
  • "Padzilla Too Interactive Case delivers the largest ever gesture controlled iPad experience" iMore 8:40 AM
  • "Rob Shoesmith publishes eBook on 10 day Apple queue" Macworld UK 8:38 AM
  • "Megadeth's David Ellefson Rock Shop for iPhone and iPad" The Loop 8:38 AM
  • "Hack 'N Slash Platformer 'Spellsword' Releasing Later This Month" Touch Arcade 8:36 AM
  • "New iPad keyboard case lets you turn your tablet into a MacBook Pro (sort of)" Digital Trends 8:31 AM
  • "Max Payne Mobile release date for iOS and Android revealed" Stuff Magazine 10:04 AM
  • "Max Payne Mobile: Classic bullet-time shooter coming to iOS and Android" Electricpig 8:30 AM
  • "Time Out New York Launches New iPad And iPhone Apps, Embraces E-Commerce" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "Julie Kuehl Facebook & Instagram on The Tech Lounge" The Mac Observer 8:20 AM
  • "Dave Hamilton Shares Networking Tips at Princeton MUG" The Mac Observer 7:57 AM
  • "Location Contact Version 2.0 is now available with new features" prMac 9:59 AM
  • "Leaping Bytes debuts SaveNShow for iOS - Organize your life on the go" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "SCOtutor for iPhoto on iOS - Mac version now available" prMac 8:27 AM
  • "Byte By Byte releases Run And Jump HD" prMac 8:27 AM
  • "The Fish Dies in the End 2.0 for iOS - Now Available" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Talking Hero is Talking Tom Meets The Incredibles!" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Pushing Weight 1.5 released - App Store Essential Fitness Tracker" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "MultiTap Text App Launched with ABCD Keyboard for iPhone" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "MaCai Releases Cheese Crawl: World's First Cheese-Themed Adventure RPG" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Life Inventory / Greater Self-Understanding for All Aspects of Life" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Everlight 2.0 for iOS - The Most Functional Light App, Ever" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "BedroomCode Releases Gramory 1.0 for iPhone" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Creativity Apps on iOS Poised for Explosive Growth" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "The Porter Company, LLC Releases My Very Own ABCs for iPad and iPhone" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "New York Times Best Selling Book Releases Free Mobile App" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Flakey Friends App Publicly Tags Unreliable Friends" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "MaCai Releases Cheese Crawl - The Minigame Bundle" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Boat HUD 1.0 - Simple to use speedometer and weather report for iPhone" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "SYS Activity Manager 3.0 for iOS - Mobile Device Memory Optimization" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "StackTrace app for iPad is the best way to browse Stack Overflow" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Web Design Quotes Instantly with Web Genie" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "Vitamin K App, one of 8 iNutrient Apps, Now Universal with New Features" prMac 7:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP to offer cloud-based computing service" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 9:52 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard: Once More Toward the Cloud" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:52 AM
  • "HP advances public cloud as part of ambitious hybrid cloud strategy: HP announces public beta of select HP Cloud Services, as well as HP Converged Cloud for building public, private, and managed cloud services" InfoWorld 11:31 AM
  • "HP's Converged Cloud Covers Public, Private, Hybrid Services" CRN 10:54 AM
  • "HP's Autonomy: We're Running The World's Largest Private Cloud" CRN 10:54 AM
  • "HP Converged Cloud Plan Uses Hardened OpenStack" InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "HP rolls software for virtual networks" EE Times 11:14 AM
  • "HP opens up public cloud beta in May" The Register 12:56 PM
  • "HP, Dell Create Clouds For The Rest Of Us: Dell's recent moves are about courting IT shops that need help moving legacy applications to a more modern model, while HP says it can build a better public IaaS cloud option." InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "Activist Raises Dark Cloud Over Microsoft Data Center" Wired Magazine 1:09 PM
  • "Microsoft to struggle vs. Apple, Google in tablets: Microsoft will remain a distant third place through 2016, says analyst firm Gartner" Reuters 11:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Starts Windows XP Deathwatch: Microsoft says enterprises still running the decade-old OS should move to Windows 7 and not wait for Windows 8." InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "Microsoft starts XP retirement countdown: 'You are late,' Microsoft tells customers who haven't started XP-to-Windows 7 migration" Computerworld 11:04 AM
  • "Windows XP users reminded of two-year support deadline: No more updates after 8 April 2014" Techworld 12:50 PM
  • "Microsoft Pushes for Demise of Windows XP" PC Magazine 11:49 AM
  • "Microsoft plans to build data center in Cheyenne: Wyoming governor says Microsoft plans to build data center in Cheyenne, creating up to 40 jobs" Associated Press 9:56 AM
  • "Next-generation Xbox Durango could ship with 16-core CPU" ZDNet 1:31 PM
  • "IBM-patented floor could detect a heart attack, call the cops" CNET News 2:05 PM
  • "7 Ways IBM Will Make $7 Billion In Cloud: Can IBM make people believe that it's committed to the cloud in the same manner as an Amazon or Rackspace? IBM's plans include much more than a place for Unix hardware." InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "NEC launches software to quickly find video clips in large archives" IDG News Service 11:01 AM
  • "Oracle attacks tape management with analytics software" IDG News Service 11:32 AM
  • "New Intel China Boss Talks Mobile, Medfield, in Live Chat on Weibo" Tech in Asia 9:53 AM
  • "Intel, Xilinx back EDA startup" EE Times 11:14 AM
  • "Intel's New Studybook Tablet Reignites Rivalry With OLPC" IDG News Service 11:54 AM
  • "Intel introduces 'Ivy Bridge'–ready chipsets" The Register 12:57 PM
  • "Outlook for Chip-Stock AMD: Sterne Agee writes that the semiconductor company should be helped by an improved production of hard-disk drives." Barron's 9:49 AM
  • "Cisco and NetApp introduce entry-level FlexPod architecture for cloud computing" V3 1:02 PM
  • "Fake semiconductors 'could cause tragedy': The number of fake memory chips and processors in use has tripled since 2009, suggests a report." BBC 10:18 AM
  • "Fifth-generation Wi-Fi is coming: Are you ready for 802.11ac? Fifth-generation Wi-Fi technology promises to deliver faster-than-cable speed--without the cables." PCWorld 11:01 AM
  • "Chrome OS gets updated with Aura UI" TG Daily 12:53 PM
  • "Meet the Quantum Computer Inside a Diamond — Does It Run 'Forever'?" Techland 12:59 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Own APPL shares? Apple's market value tops $600B for first time" Associated Press 12:58 PM
  • "Apple's market cap just crossed $600 billion" 9 to 5 Mac 9:19 AM
  • "Apple's Market Capitalization Hits $600 Billion" MacRumors 9:28 AM
  • "Apple Reaches $600 Billion in Market Cap" 24/7 Wall St. 9:28 AM
  • "For Apple to Break All Time Market Cap, Stock Must Hit...$666" The Mac Observer 6:56 PM
  • "Does Apple's Peeling off of Dividends Signify an Uproot of Their Profit Tree?" The Motley Fool 7:13 PM
  • "Apple Gets Rare Downgrade Over iPhone Subsidy Concerns" redOrbit 7:59 AM
  • "Why Analyst Earnings Optimism For Apple Doesn't Carry Over To 2013" Seeking Alpha 7:59 AM
  • "Apple, Competitors Face Rising Scrutiny, Costs from Foxconn Report, Says iSuppli" Barron's 12:25 PM
  • "The unthinkable: Analyst downgrades Apple" MarketWatch 12:26 PM
  • "A Better Way to Play Apple Earnings" TheStreet 8:28 AM
  • "Jim Cramer calls Apple the 'greatest growth stock of our lives" Edible Apple 11:11 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple, AOL join in broad tech decline: Tech stocks put in a roundly negative performance Tuesday, with the majority of the sector closing in the red and adding to the previous day's losses." MarketWatch 6:30 PM
  • "U.S. stocks log worst day of 2012: Alcoa, after close, posts surprise profit" MarketWatch 6:31 PM
  • "S&P 500 Caps Longest Drop Since November on Europe Woes" Bloomberg 6:31 PM
  • "Stocks Tumble; Traders Seek Safe Havens" FOXBusiness 6:31 PM
  • "Stocks Fall for Fifth Straight Session" TheStreet 6:31 PM
  • "Stocks: Worst day since November 2011" CNNMoney 6:31 PM
  • "Stocks Log Worst Day in 2012, Dow Skids 200" CNBC 6:31 PM
  • "Stocks' Drop Is 2012 Worst: Stocks suffered their biggest declines this year, losing ground for the fifth-straight session, as worries over rising borrowing costs for European countries weighed on sentiment." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:32 PM
  • "Canadian stocks fall on China's trade data" MarketWatch 1:52 PM
  • "Asian Markets End Mostly Lower" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong leads broad Asian stock losses/Mainland Chinese shares end higher amid policy easing hopes" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "Italy Leads Slide in European Stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:46 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Italy, Spain stocks tumble as bond yields rise/Italian FTSE MIB index drops 5%; Spain's IBEX closes off 3%" MarketWatch 12:25 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:32 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:32 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:59 PM

 
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