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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, April 11, 2012


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Wednesday Highlights: Jesus Diaz at Fast Company Design looks back at how Apple's "Advanced Technology Group developed some of the most influential technology of the century"; Tim Cook falls 43 spots to #96 in Glassdoor's CEO rankings, due in large part to "Apple's culture of secrecy and high stress"; Jason Snell ponders what Apple's new TV service will look like, and how it can compete with Hulu, Netflix; "the enterprise is Apple's space today" says Fleetsmith CEO Zack Blum; Dieter Bohn explains the how/why in his Mac customization; at, a video on building a hackintosh; interview with Angela Ahrendts on Apple's focus to enrich peoples' lives—reports in our General Interest section; Axios reporting of online privacy plan in works at White House; Siri a bit wishy washy in latest OS betas; Cult of Mac, 9to5Mac go hands-on with the Walkie-Talkie feature in watchOS 5.

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  • "Apple, Amazon, Google Agree to Royalties on Cloud Service" Bloomberg 10:03 PM
  • "U.S. Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple, Hachette: The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Corp., Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York district court, claiming collusion over eBook pricing." Bloomberg 9:20 AM
  • "U.S., Texas sue Apple, publishers over e-book pricing; industry says changes help Amazon" Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 10:02 PM
  • "U.S. Sues Apple, Publishers Over E-Book Pricing" [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Inside the DOJ's ebook price-fixing case against Apple: an analysis"  The Verge 4:22 PM
  • "US sues Apple and publishers over e-book prices: Technology giant Apple and major publishers are being sued by the US Department of Justice over pricing of e-books." BBC 9:39 AM
  • "Apple vs. DOJ: Does Tim Cook really want this fight? A confrontation over e-books could lead to an ugly and protracted rumble with the trustbusters, as happened with Microsoft and IBM years ago."  CNET News 9:05 AM
  • "DOJ Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple and 5 Publishers Over E-Book Pricing" Wired 11:27 AM
  • "Apple's Steve Jobs conspired on e-book price-fixing, lawsuits say" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:53 PM
  • "U.S. sues Apple, publishers in e-book price scheme" Reuters 4:30 PM
  • "Feds Slam Apple and Publishers With E-Book Price-Fixing Charges" MacNewsWorld 3:43 PM
  • "DOJ sues Apple over price-fixing scheme" CNNMoney 10:35 AM
  • "It's on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices" paidContent 10:38 AM
  • "How Steve Jobs Got Apple Into Trouble Over Ebooks" Mashable 4:01 PM
  • "Why Apple is telling the DOJ: 'We'll see you in court'"  Fortune 8:45 AM
  • "Despite iPad production issues, analyst sees Apple soaring: Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu says that Apple is facing some iPad production problems, but they should be quickly addressed and help the company's shares soar."  CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "iPhone Lucre and iPad Cash Form Raging River of Revenue: Apple's market cap topped $600 billion recently, and the level of profit it's reeling in have made it a big target. 'Like the political system, there's a real effort of revenge taking place,' said ACI Research's Edward Zabitsky. 'Facebook and Microsoft are collaborating to an unprecedented extent with carriers in the battle for the future of the Internet, and these companies are acting in their own best interest.'"  MacNewsWorld 8:55 AM
  • "In China, iPad fever is cooling" ZDNet 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's Next Major Mac Catalyst Is Closer Than You Might Think" The Motley Fool 11:21 PM
  • "Apple works on Mac malware fix but takes heat" Reuters 9:30 PM
  • "Symantec cuts Flashback infection estimates in half: The malware threat that once pushed past 600,000 infected computers worldwide is now on fewer than half that number of machines, according to Symantec." CNET News 4:30 PM
  • "Symantec Reports Mac Flashback Infections Falls to 270,000" The Mac Observer 9:17 PM
  • "Apple taking technical, legal action against Flashback malware"  Macworld 10:38 AM
  • "New virus 'wake-up call for Mac users': Apples vulnerable, bug proves" The Canadian Press 9:07 AM
  • "The Flashback attack: it's time Mac users got security aware" Computerworld 8:23 AM
  • "Apple develops tool to 'detect and remove' Flashback Trojan" BBC 8:46 AM
  • "Apple developing tool to detect and remove Flashback Trojan" ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Plotting Flashback Botnet Murder: Apple looks to dismantle the C&C infrastructure of Flashback with the help of ISPs" TechWeekEurope 8:24 AM
  • "OpenDNS Is Blocking The Flashback Trojan" Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Samba Security Patch Fixes Critical Remote Code Execution Hole" IDG News Service 12:04 PM
  • "Antivirus Firms Release Free Tools for Cleaning Macs Infected by Flashback" MacRumors 3:50 PM
  • "Five-year-old remote code execution hole patched in Macs, Linux" ZDNet 3:25 PM
  • "iTunes 11 may include iOS 6 support, iCloud integration: The next major upgrade will include a dedicated iTunes settings panel, allowing users to control iCloud features within iTunes, 9to5Mac reports." CNET News 8:33 AM
  • "iTunes 11 rumored to include under-the-hood changes, iCloud support" Ars Technica 11:23 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro update addresses PCI-e performance: The update addresses compatibility, but may breaks some plug-in features." MacFixIt 3:43 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro, Motion updates now available" FairerPlatform 8:46 AM
  • "Intel reportedly shipping next-gen Thunderbolt controllers expected in new Macs" AppleInsider 11:22 PM
  • "How to disable the Java web plug-in in Safari" Apple Support 8:54 AM
  • "Nuance PDF Converter for Mac Version 3 – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "Software Makes It Easy To Sweep Out That Photo Library" MacNews 8:41 AM
  • "How to Configure Window Group Policies for Macs (Using a Dual Directory Solution)" Amsys 9:48 AM
  • "MacMost Now 695: Spring-Loaded Folders" MacMost 8:02 AM
  • "Promising Prospect: ReSpaceApp brings Spaces to Lion" Macworld 3:52 PM
  • "Disable the File Extension Change Warning in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 3:50 PM
  • "How To Find All The Keyboard Shortcuts On Your Mac's Apps" NoodleMac 8:00 AM
  • "This Is The Easier Way To Add Addresses To Your Mac's Address Book" TeraTalks 8:00 AM
  • "10 Easy, Point And Click Ways To Secure Your Mac With A Single App" Mac 360 8:00 AM
  • "A Cheap And Simple Way To Add Movie Art To The Video Files On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 8:00 AM
  • "4 Ways To Love A Cheap And Fun Mac Painting App" McSolo 8:00 AM
  • "This Free Mac Text Editor, The Best Value On The Planet, Just Got Better" Mac 360 8:01 AM
  • "The One Apple App I Hate: iPhoto" iSource 3:50 PM
  • "OpenDNS does not prevent infection of Flashback" brunerd 3:46 PM
  • "I went through the entire 'upgrade' process two weeks ago on a MacBook Pro using Snow Leopard. Everything went flawlessly. I was so pleased that my email continued to work and that my address book synched without a problem from MacBook to iPhone and back. Then a couple of days ago on the MacBook, Mail kept popping up a box that the server rejected my password. Two hours and two online support chats later the problem was solved: I needed to change my password to something that contained at least one upper case letter, one numeric digit, and have at least eight characters. I wish Apple had sent an email TELLING me that this would happen. So, yes, you can upgrade without having Lion. Just be sure your password qualifies under Apple's 'new' rules." MacInTouch 3:26 PM
  • "Five things Apple needs to fix now" ZDNet 3:25 PM
  • "Re-envisioning iTunes: How Mountain Lion portends the future" TUAW 11:20 AM
  • "iMessage and instant messages deserve different apps" Macworld 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Mail: Folders Verses Labels" MacNews 8:41 AM
  • "I was online and the iSight camera photo sound occurred, without any green light. I gave no permission. The only people with access to my laptop are the network people at work. Question: could they be hacking my iSight? I didn't approve its use and the sound was unmistakeable (I took a photo in photo booth just to compare--same thing). Or am I simply being silly & must have hit some button that makes the same sound, triggers the same audio file?" MacInTouch 3:22 PM
Press Releases
  • "F-secure releases free Flashback removal script for OS X" CNET Reviews 9:39 PM
  • "Geekbench 2.3: Adds Ivy Bridge support, removes PPC" FairerPlatform 10:25 AM
  • "PrivacyScan Seek & Destroy Privacy Threats For Mac OS X to Cover Your Tracks and Secure Delete Threats" SecureMac 8:01 AM
  • "Thursby releases ADmitMac PKI v4.0 for enterprise Mac CAC and PIV cards" prMac 3:50 PM
  • "Zepheer - brand new Mac application for photography enthusiasts" prMac 9:07 AM
  • "iCurrency Lite for OSX: View Currency Rates in OSX menu/status bar" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "iPresentee tested iWeb on OS X Mountain Lion and revealed new themes" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Log Leech for iPhone and iPad Announced; Mac version updated to 1.5" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Winclone 3.0 for OS X - Image, Move, Resize Boot Camp Partition" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Shade 13 3D Pro Suite Announced; Pre-Release Available through Shade X" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Alice Dev Team Reinvents the Mac Accelerator - FastComputer Application" prMac 7:51 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Trade Group Backs Proposed Battery Transport Regulations" The Mac Observer 9:19 PM
  • "ClickFox Survey Reveals Apple Reigns in Customer Loyalty" Marketwire 12:06 PM
  • "ChangeWave: Demand for iPhone 4S still rising/Six months after its release, 56% of future smartphone buyers say they're getting Apple's" Fortune 12:06 PM
  • "Android spanking iOS in world's BIGGEST mobile market: Google OS wins up to 70 per cent of China's mobile market" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "Velti Report: iOS Regains The Mobile Ad Lead, New iPad Growing Fast" TechCrunch 3:39 PM
  • "Gartner Projects Apple iPad to Dominate Tablets Through 2016" The Mac Observer 8:22 AM
  • "Apple and BlackBerry devices safest choices for consumerisation policies" V3 1:26 PM
  • "Students Using iPad iBooks Textbooks Score Nearly 10% Better on Test than Peers" PadGadget 9:08 AM
  • "Apple, Foxconn Controversy Gives Tech Industry Its 'Nike Moment': Apple's relationship with Foxconn is bringing about an industry overhaul, says a new report, to protect companies' images and the billions they spend on manufacturing." eWeek 11:20 AM
  • "Apple hires Symantec's Phillip Bullock: Bullock, formerly Chief Accounting Officer at Symantec, will lead Apple's tax department" Macworld UK 9:09 AM
  • "Top of the charts: Instagram may have lost a few iOS users, but it's gained a whole lot more new ones" Digital Trends 8:31 AM
  • "AT&T Extends Unlocking to Deployed Military Personnel" The Mac Observer 10:24 AM
  • "Opera Tracks App Installations Within Apple's Rules" BYTE 11:28 AM
  • "Warning: Do Not Install Syn From the iTunes App Store" Run Around Tech 8:57 AM
  • "Dissatisfied Smart Cover Owner Gets Clever With A D.I.Y. Modification" App Advice 4:01 PM
  • "New Apple Store Link Highlights Statutory Seller Warranty In EU" Apple Bitch 2:19 PM
  • "Apple could be sued for ebook price fixing today: Lawsuit accuses Apple, HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Group and Simon & Schuster of working together to raise ebook prices"  Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Faces Imminent Lawsuit Over e-Book Price Fixing: The US DoJ is reportedly preparing to hit Apple with a lawsuit over alleged price fixing for electronic books" TechWeekEurope 8:22 AM
  • "iPhone-Friendly Watch Gets $500,000 Kickstarter Funding in a Day" Mashable 10:03 PM
  • "iPhone-compatible 'smart watch' raises $100K in two hours" CNET Reviews 9:40 PM
  • "Apple Macintosh 128k prototype with 5.25-inch Twiggy floppy drive for sale on eBay" Engadget 10:01 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Researchers build invisible passwords with vibrations, sounds, flashing lights" ZDNet 1:35 PM
  • "SurfEasy vows 'plug-in privacy'" USA Today 1:23 PM
  • "After Years Of Holding Out, Verizon Wireless Will Start Charging $30 Upgrade Fee On April 22" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "Spotify expands beyond Facebook, adds new widget for the rest of the web" CBS News 10:57 AM
  • "RIM's Updating Spree Adds BBM Support To Their Facebook, Twitter, Travel And Music Apps" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "Google+ gets massive overhaul" USA Today 1:22 PM
  • "Google+ Gets A Big Refresh With New Navigation, A Redesigned Stream, A Dedicated Hangouts Page & More" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "Google Chromebook update offers stability improvements but irks early adopters" V3 1:26 PM
  • "Vmware shakes up management; shares drop" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Nokia offers new Lumia 900 for free: Nokia's offering a $100 credit to customers who bought the new Lumia 900 through AT&T - effectively making the phone free - and is extending the offer to anyone buying it in the next ten days." TG Daily 12:33 PM
  • "Nokia Launches Its First Windows-Based NFC Phone, the 610, With Orange" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "Nokia Warns on Q1, Q2 Earnings Amid Rough Transition" AllThingsD 9:47 AM
  • "iPhone & iPad Live tonight at 9pm ET/6pm PT" iMore 4:17 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM EDT: A spring harvest of accessories" TUAW 3:53 PM
  • "The pass-along iPad: Download Episode #296" Macworld 9:39 AM
  • "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Grew 1.9 Percent in First Quarter of 2012" ["HP experienced the strongest growth among the top five vendors in the U.S., as its shipments grew 6.6 percent, and its market share reached 29 percent in the quarter. Apple was the only other vendor among the top five to show growth in the quarter, as its shipments increased 3.8 percent."] Gartner 4:12 PM
  • "Apple Holds Third-Place Ranking Among U.S. PC Manufacturers in 1Q 2012" MacRumors 4:23 PM
  • "Apple opposes stricter regulations for lithium-batteries: Apple is reported to have opposed stricter regulations restricting lithium-battery transportation" Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "Report: New Apple iMacs with Ivy Bridge Chips Coming in June" PC Magazine 12:04 PM
  • "Apple prepping London stores for 2012 Olympics" TUAW 8:47 AM
  • "New iPad: Potential Shortages Due to Low Yield of Retina Displays" PadGadget 10:06 AM
  • "Update – 32-nm Apple A5 in the Apple TV 3 – and an iPad 2!" Chipworks 3:54 PM
  • "Apple TV's A5 Chip Includes Surprise Die Shrink to 32nm" MacRumors 3:49 PM
  • "Apple's new Apple TV A5 chip is 41% smaller than previous A5" SlashGear 11:21 PM
  • "The 1080p Apple TV Is Dual-Core After All... Technically." Cult of Mac 4:02 PM
  • "New iPhone in testing with 1GB of RAM, report says" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Report: Apple Testing 1GB iPhone--New iPod, Too?" BYTE 3:45 PM
  • "Cures for an uncooperative CD/DVD drive" Macworld 3:52 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "BATTLESHIP For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "Slow Shutter Cam For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "The Hacker For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -6 And 4 Core Models... Up To $380 Off List Price" MacReviewZone 12:02 PM
  • "Closeout, Refurbished & Used Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $525" MacReviewZone 12:02 PM
  • "2011 Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -21.5 Inch -Up To $250 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12:02 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Friendly Product Guide -Best Selling iPod Accessories -From $15 To $350" MacReviewZone 11:18 AM

  • "Photosmart 5510 e-All-in-One: Nice prints, stunted driver" PCWorld 8:53 AM
  • "Best Case Scenario - XtremeMac Vintage Sleeve for iPad" Mac|Life 3:50 PM
  • "The CASELLET Case Keeps Your Credit Cards Safe But Doubles The Size Of Your iPhone [Review] Cult of Mac 4:02 PM
  • "Video Review: HornetTek L'etoile Case for the New iPad" Run Around Tech 8:57 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "CloudOn Puts Office on Your iPad for Free--For Now" PCWorld 10:02 PM
  • "E-reader wars: does the iPad's retina display measure up to e-ink?" Ars Technica 12:32 PM
  • "Flipboard vs Zite vs Pulse: iPad personalized magazine app shootout!" iMore 11:20 AM
  • "SlideShark: PowerPoint Presentations on the iPad Review/Present PowerPoint slides with ease, with this app's help" Macworld 3:43 PM
  • "To Pivot Or Not To Pivot: Instagram vs. Pinterest" ReadWriteWeb 8:58 AM
  • "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 8:45 AM
  • "Word-2-Text – iPad App Review" PadGadget 12:07 PM
  • "Readdle's Scanner Pro jumps to iPad with improved camera" GigaOM 8:55 AM
  • "The iPad As A GPS Speedometer with Speed" MacStories 4:22 PM
  • "Instacast HD Review" Mac|Life 10:07 AM
  • "Adobe Reader for iOS Gets a Major Update" Best App Site 8:23 AM
  • "'Monster Takedown' Review - It Just Doesn't Make You Feel Like a Badass" Touch Arcade 8:54 AM
  • "As Time Goes By HD for iPad is half-baked" TUAW 3:52 PM
  • "Say What You See: This Rebus Puzzle App Looks Like Fun [Review] Cult of Mac 4:03 PM
  • "Stereolizer: Stereolizer is a vintage radio that lets users record their favorite radio stations, songs and personal audio messages." 148Apps 4:03 PM
  • "Pushing Weight Review: Track workouts simply and cleanly." 148Apps 12:11 PM
  • "7HE CODE Review: A room-escape puzzle game that you won't want to escape too quickly" 148Apps 4:03 PM
  • "On The Wind Review: What if Flower bloomed into a 2D game with an emphasis on challenge?" 148Apps 4:03 PM
  • "Retro Games Review: A walk down nostalgia lane with this collection of 8-bit wonders." 148Apps 9:39 AM
  • "Skylanders Cloud Patrol Review: Skylanders Cloud Patrol is a shoot 'em up based on the popular Skylanders game and toy series." 148Apps 9:10 AM
  • "Spin Up Review: Use 'DJ-like' gameplay to spin the scenery and defeat aliens!" 148Apps 10:37 AM
  • "Unleash The Power Of The Keyboard Comma Swipe On Your iPad [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 4:02 PM
  • "How to Unlock an AT&T iPhone in 5 Easy Steps (If You're Lucky)" Techland 3:25 PM
  • "The Greatest Threat to Apple Since the Kindle Fire" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 11:21 PM
  • "Is This Green Conflict of Interest a Red Flag at Apple?" The Motley Fool 10:04 PM
  • "The Apple e-book antitrust lawsuit: What it means" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:01 PM
  • "That $399 budget iPad 2 has precious silicon inside" CNET News 9:40 PM
  • "iPad cases for Apple Keyboard, removable keyboards Article" iLounge 4:03 PM
  • "How Instagram's Acquisition Helps Apple Sell More iPhones" Forbes 4:00 PM
  • "Four reasons why the Verizon iPad 3 beats the AT&T model" ZDNet 3:25 PM
  • "Analyst who downgraded Apple has his 'facts' all wrong" Network World 2:19 PM
  • "Where in the App Store is Carmen Sandiego?" Tech.pinions 12:15 PM
  • "Analyst Says End of Subsidized Phones is End of Apple" CPGBuzz 12:03 PM
  • "Apple gets iPad dictation instructions wrong" TUAW 11:20 AM
  • "Could Foxconn's factory in Brazil be a model for Apple production? A Brazilian labor leader says that Foxconn's record in Brazil shows that it can make Apple products safely, and provide decent wages for workers when labor laws and legitimate union representation require it." CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Troublesome portents" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:06 AM
  • "Zite's Acquisition By CNN Proves Not All Takeovers Are Bad" App Advice 9:58 AM
  • "Why Siri Won't Go Beyond the iPhone For Now--For Now" Tech.pinions 9:57 AM
  • "Inside the DOJ's E-Book Price-Fixing Case Against Apple" Daring Fireball 4:23 PM
  • "Ebook Antitrust: Is Apple or in the Wrong?"  Low End Mac 3:42 PM
  • "DoJ files antitrust suit against Apple, publishers over e-book prices (Updated)" Ars Technica 12:11 PM
  • "The Feds Are Going To Have To Prove An Apple E-Books Conspiracy" Forbes 11:23 AM
  • "The Apple/Amazon Conspiracy That Never Happened" AllThingsD 11:22 AM
  • "Apple hit with antitrust lawsuit over e-book pricing" iMore 10:35 AM
  • "U.S. Department of Justice Names Apple In Giant Antitrust Suit" Cult of Mac 9:58 AM
  • "DOJ Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple and Five Publishers: Report" Wired 9:58 AM
  • "When will smartphones reach saturation in the US?" asymco 8:54 AM
  • "Apple could learn from Nokia as they take immediate action with Lumia 900 connectivity issues"  ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "Why Mac Users Should Avoid Facebook" PixoBebo 8:01 AM
  • "Opinion: Is the Razer Blade gaming laptop worth the risk?" CNET News 1:58 PM
  • "Move Over 1024×768: The Most Popular Screen Resolution On The Web Is Now 1366×768" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "What should cloud providers know about their customers? Vetting processes are limited by practical considerations, experts say" Network World 11:59 AM
  • "Java loses top spot in language index: C takes the top ranking in Tiobe's monthly assessment on the popularity of programming languages" InfoWorld 11:28 AM
  • "Why Facebook bought Instagram: It's all about the photos and user engagement" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 1:30 PM
  • "Wavii: New Kind Of News Gatherer/Wavii, a new breed of aggregator, gives you news feeds culled from across the Web, from sources far beyond Google News. It also understands your interests and summarizes results." InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "Google Debates Fate Of Motorola Smartphone Business/Google is giving mixed signals about its plans for Motorola's hardware once acquisition is complete. The safest best: Stick with the patents and forget about making the phones." InformationWeek 2:05 PM
  • "Can Google get its groove back?" CNNMoney 1:50 PM
  • "170m people 'upgrade' to Google+, but how many stick around?" The Register 12:42 PM
  • "Jon Stewart on Google's glasses: Like people peeing in your eye" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Hey, Toshiba: There's such a thing as too big" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Making SAP appealing again" Fortune 10:04 AM
  • "Teardown Shows Nokia's Lumia 900 Costs $209 to Build" AllThingsD 9:47 AM
  • "Is RIM's Hardware Division in the Red?" AllThingsD 9:47 AM
  • "Lumia Could Be A Lifesaver For Nokia But Little Worry For Apple" Forbes 11:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Has Only Sold 3.5 Million Windows Phones To Date -- Report" Business Insider 10:07 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "PressReader, Zinio get dazzling Retina makeovers" CNET Reviews 9:41 PM
  • "Google Currents 1.1 goes international: Google Currents, Google's magazine-style news reader app for Android and iOS, just got a significant update." CNET News 9:39 PM
  • "Are You a Phone Dropper? Try Giving Yourself the Feinger" Techland 3:50 PM
  • "SurfEasy vows 'plug-in privacy'"["A USB by SurfEasy, a venture-backed start-up in Toronto, promises 'plug-in privacy' when you browse the Internet from any public or third-party PC or Mac "] USA Today 1:23 PM
  • "Mocana joins iOS app management party" InfoWorld 11:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Blesses OnLive Windows-On-iPad: One Catch/Upstart service that brings virtual Windows desktop to iPad gets approval from Microsoft, at a price. It has swapped Windows 7 for Windows Server 2008, a change users say stinks." InformationWeek 11:28 AM
  • "Oceanhouse Media Releases New Dr. Seuss and Berenstain Bears Books" 148Apps 10:38 AM
  • "Sound Sofa is a sofa with an iPod dock" TUAW 10:36 AM
  • "Tipard Newly Updated iPad Products: Totally Support the New iPad" PRNewswire 10:11 AM
  • "'Linux Tycoon' is Coming to iOS - Get Your Gentoo Stage 1 Installs Ready" Touch Arcade 10:08 AM
  • "Airborne Media Group, Inc. Releases Audioair App for iPhone" PRWeb 9:17 AM
  • "iOS 5.1 Untethered jailbreak and unlock released for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs, iPad 2 and new iPad 3 Cydia" PRWeb 9:17 AM
  • "New App For Worship Leaders Makes Worship Music Accessible and Affordable." PRWeb 9:17 AM
  • "Filamente, SharePoint Mobile App by Aircreek, Delivers Major Updates for iPhone and iPad Users" PRWeb 9:17 AM
  • "Technology Innovator Amanda Crawford Designs Creates an iPad Holder to Eliminate the Threat of Skin Burn from Extensive use of Apple's iPad 3" PRWeb 9:17 AM
  • "Wilton Cake Ideas & More iPhone App Makes it Easy to Delight with Abundant Inspiration for Cake Decorators" PRWeb 9:17 AM
  • "Digital 1 Audio, Creators of the PCDJ Professional Line of DJ and Entertainment Software, Releases DJ DEX – The DJ Mixing App, for the iPad" PRWeb 9:17 AM
  • "Entrada Partners with NextGen Healthcare to Offer Integrated Workflow Solution" PRWeb 9:17 AM
  • "Brandnew Boy: Unreal 3 Engine based 3D iOS Beat 'Em Up Launches" PRWeb 9:17 AM
  • "MapMuse Announces Release of Couture Companion App for the iPhone" PRWeb 9:17 AM
  • "U.S. Bank Introduces Augmented Reality iPhone® Application to Find Branches and ATMs" Business Wire 9:16 AM
  • "XLR8™ (Accelerate) App for Apple and Android Devices Turns Your Economy Car into an Exotic for Just .99¢" Business Wire 9:16 AM
  • "Freebie Alert: Immersive Hacking Adventure 'The Hacker' Now Free for a Limited Time" Touch Arcade 9:09 AM
  • "Swipe Browse Presents Just An Address Bar, Swipe Navigation" App Advice 8:55 AM
  • "Jailbreak Only: Stride - A Great Way To Unlock An iPhone Handset" App Advice 8:55 AM
  • "Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II with Metal Lock-On revealed" AppleTell 8:55 AM
  • "Bonus Content Revealed in 'Sonic 4: Episode II' for Owners of Original Game" Touch Arcade 8:54 AM
  • "Other World Computing details DYI SSD upgrade kit for 27-inch iMacs" Insanely Great Mac 8:41 AM
  • "Dream:ON iPhone app-maker seeks sleepy fanbois for testing" The Register 8:31 AM
  • "Adidas miCoach team tracking system bringing 'smart soccer' to MLS this July" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Julie Kuehl Discusses Flashback Trojan, More on IMP" The Mac Observer 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone Shutter Grip by PhotoJojo" John Virata 8:00 AM
  • "Scanner Pro 4 turns the new iPad into a portable scanner" prMac 3:50 PM
  • "Erasing stress is easier than ever w/ Stress Shifter Lite & Pro for iOS" prMac 11:20 AM
  • "Zippity: the easiest way to manage zip files on your iPhone" prMac 10:06 AM
  • "Learn to Speak with 5 Billion People" prMac 10:06 AM
  • "Smart Voice Control Expense Tracker for iOS Device" prMac 9:07 AM
  • "Enso - Your personal home trainer in meditation and pranayama" prMac 9:07 AM
  • "Bump Record: Indoor and Beach Volleyball Game for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "coign of vantage for iOS is out - Pixel-pirouetting perspective puzzle" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Color Test for iOS: Learn About Yourself Through Color Psychology" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Does Your Book Need an iPhone App?" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "eMedia Guitar Method for iPad" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Galactic Ninja - A New Addicting iPhone/iPad Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Game" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "New KYMS 1.5 - The best App to hide Photos, Videos and Documents on iOS" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Seasonality Go 2.0 Innovates with new Forecast Views and Retina Graphics" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Star Jar: Award and Reward Star-worthy behaviour" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "eSignDashboard App Makes Going Paperless Easy" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Major Update Brings Full iCloud Auto-sync Support to Packing Pro" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Helical Software Releases AudioGopher for iPhone/iPod touch" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "iOS App my facecard Creatively Streamlines Connecting with Contacts" prMac 7:54 AM
  • ".Sched 3 released for iOS - Major update now available in App Store" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "AirBeam 1.5 enables HD video surveillance on new iPad's retina display" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "App Launch of Chick-Tac-Toe for iPhone, a great spin on a classic game" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "ArtStudio for iPad fully enhanced for the new iPad" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Auditweaver App Released for Material Tracking and Quality Management" prMac 7:51 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's AOL Deal: A Billion-Dollar Assault on Google" Computerworld 11:54 AM
  • "What Microsoft's AOL/Netscape patent purchases mean" ZDNet 1:35 PM
  • "Microsoft-Motorola case in Seattle: claim construction order and list of issues for today's hearing" Foss Patents 9:49 AM
  • "Judge: Motorola can't bar Microsoft sales in Germany" CNET News 9:40 PM
  • "U.S. judge backs Microsoft in Motorola patent dispute" Reuters 9:45 PM
  • "Xbox Grows, With Users, Beyond Videogames: Apps for the Microsoft System Aim to Keep Up With Gamers' Hunger for Other Forms of Entertainment" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Oracle, Google Prepare For 'World Series' of IP Trials" Bloomberg 10:54 AM
  • "Oracle and Google are still $700 million apart on claims based on past infringement" Foss Patents 9:49 AM
  • "IBM Unveils PureSystems Private Cloud Packages: IBM has long pitched systems that configure, manage, and heal themselves, but its new PureSystems integrated hardware and software offerings update that strategy for the cloud model." InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "IBM Launches New Expert Integrated PureSystems in Major IT Shift" eWeek 11:14 AM
  • "IBM Enters Converged Infrastructure Fray With PureSystems" CRN 11:00 AM
  • "IBM targets rivals with info tech maintenance product" Reuters 9:54 AM
  • "IBM Fires Back At Cisco With $2 Billion Smart Server Project" Business Insider 9:54 AM
  • "IBM gets flexible with converged Power, x86 system: Cloudy server, storage, networking, and software mashup" The Register 12:43 PM
  • "IBM, universities launch supercomputing scheme" ZDNet 1:36 PM
  • "IBM brings smart charging to Honda Fit EVs" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "H-P, Lenovo tighten hold on PC market: Gartner says H-P has bounced back from internal issues" MarketWatch 9:27 PM
  • "H-P is highlight of lackluster PC data" MarketWatch 9:28 PM
  • "Dell to Compete With Cisco, IBM, Others in Content Delivery" eWeek 11:15 AM
  • "Dell, EdgeCast Shake Up Content Delivery Networks: With network operators preparing to enter the CDN field, Dell and EdgeCast team up to offer a faster, more efficient service." InformationWeek 11:24 AM
  • "Intel: 75 ultrabook designs on the way, prices to reach $699/Intel has also launched an advertisement campaign to help promote ultrabooks" IDG News Service 11:58 AM
  • "Intel sees Uultrabook prices dropping to $699 this year" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "Intel working with 10 vendors to release Windows 8 tablets by year-end" IDG News Service 11:30 AM
  • "Intel's 'Centerton' is first Atom chip for servers" CNET News 9:38 PM
  • "Intel Hopes Its New Tablet Will Go to the Head of the Class" AllThingsD 9:47 AM
  • "Intel launches Small Business Advantage support suite" Techworld 12:15 PM
  • "Intel Small Business Advantage Platform Boosts Productivity, Security" eWeek 11:14 AM
  • "House to take up cybersecurity bill with revisions" Reuters 10:15 AM
  • "Business continuity emerges as latest IPv6 killer app: Proponents of next-gen Internet protocol say upgrades needed to keep Web services accessible to all users" Network World 11:59 AM
  • "Software engineer role world's best profession due to high demand and good pay" V3 1:25 PM
  • "Personal-Computer Shipments Unexpectedly Rise Last Quarter" Bloomberg 9:27 PM
  • "Q1 PC Unit Shipments Rose 1.9%, Gartner Says, Edging Ests" Forbes 9:27 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple, E-Books And The DOJ: Even If You're Right You're Wrong" Seeking Alpha 11:23 AM
  • "Why the market shrugged off the Apple antitrust suit" Fortune 11:23 AM
  • "Why Apple May Miss Upcoming Earning Estimates" Seeking Alpha 10:36 AM
  • "Sterne Agee Bumps iPad Estimates & Apple Price Target" The Mac Observer 9:16 PM
  • "AAPL: FYQ2 iPhone Units to Surprise to Upside, Q3 May Be 'Soft,', Says Barclays" Barron's 3:33 PM
  • "Four Long-Term Risks Facing Apple" Minyanville 10:03 AM
  • "Why I Really Like My 'No Apple' Tech ETF" Seeking Alpha 10:01 AM
  • "Good Time To Re-ARM With Stock In iPhone Chipmaker" Forbes 12:07 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks get back on winning track: Tech stocks closed with broad gains Wednesday, with much of the sector putting in a strong performance and bringing an end to the previous two-day's worth of losses." MarketWatch 4:23 PM
  • "U.S. stocks snap losing run on Alcoa surprise: Equities bounce back after 4% retreat" MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Halt Five-Day Decline After Alcoa's Results" Bloomberg 1:42 PM
  • "Rebound Rally: Stocks Soar Amid Earnings, Euro Optimism" FOXBusiness 11:22 AM
  • "Stocks Snap Five-Day Losing Streak" TheStreet 4:24 PM
  • "Stocks snap five-day losing streak" CNNMoney 4:24 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks End Five-Day Slide: U.S. stocks bounced back Wednesday after a five-day slide, bolstered by a strong start to the corporate-earnings seasons and a drop in Spanish and Italian government borrowing rates." [Paid Membership Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks aim for rebound after ugly Tuesday" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stocks snap losing streak on Alcoa" MarketWatch 9:25 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Tokyo stocks edge higher, but Seoul slides" MarketWatch 9:25 PM
  • "European Stocks Catch a Bounce" [Paid Membership Required] 1:43 PM
  • "European Stocks Rebound From Two-Month Low; Banks Lead Advance" Bloomberg 1:29 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rally as banks rise, yields ease/Nokia plunges 14.5% after profit warning; FTSE MIB surges 1.6%" MarketWatch 1:43 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:26 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:27 PM

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