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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "What the new iPad means for design: The new iPad's display is so good that businesses need to change the way they design. Here's how." CNET News 8:40 AM
  • "German Court Upholds Ban On Push Email In Apple's iCloud, MobileMe" [Paid Membership Required] 8:45 AM
  • "Apple loses bid to restore push email to iCloud users in Germany" The Next Web 8:39 AM
  • "German federal court upholds ban on night flights at Frankfurt airport" Associated Press 8:45 AM
  • "Late Steve Jobs at center of Apple e-book price-fixing suit" MarketWatch 3:01 PM
  • "German court might ban iPhone and iPad again within a few months -- same Moto patent as last time" Foss Patents 8:49 AM
  • "Court orders push e-mail ban on iCloud, MobileMe to continue" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Lawsuit against Apple: Writers wary of action by Dept. of Justice/Michael Connelly and Sherman Alexie are among authors who view the Justice Department's suit against Apple and five publishers as acting against writers' interests."  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:57 AM
  • "Apple May Slip the DoJ's Noose: The Department of Justice has already settled with a few publishers in regard to a suit the DoJ filed against book publishers and Apple over price-fixing allegations. Cupertino and some publishers are still holding out, though, and it seems Apple may be at a relative advantage. If the DoJ can prove it was the hub for an e-book price-fixing racket, it's in trouble: but not as much trouble as the publishers." MacNewsWorld 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Rebuffs Federal Charges About Ebook Price Fixing" Mashable 8:57 AM
  • "Apple keeps it simple: The DOJ's case is 'simply not true'" Fortune 9:22 AM
  • "Apple denies Justice charges, says they're 'not true'" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Apple: We didn't stifle e-book rivals" CNNMoney 8:56 AM
  • "Despite Denial, Apple Dictated E-Book Pricing at iBookstore" PCWorld 11:53 AM
  • "Plot thickens in Apple 'bait apps' case: Apple came under fire last year from parents whose children had racked up credit card charges on apps that were supposed to be 'free.' Apple tried to throw out a law suit over the apps but has come up short after a judge found the parents suffered sufficient harm to pursue the case." paidContent 11:21 AM
  • "Apple and RIM Hit With Patent Suit for 'Drag,' 'Tap' and 'Scroll'" Time 8:52 AM
  • "Texas judge lets Apple duel patent sabre-rattler Lodsys: A Texas judge has decided Apple will be allowed into the trenches to fight patent-holding firm Lodsys, on behalf of iOS developers, almost a year after Cupertino made the request." The Register 11:58 AM
  • "Apple rolls out new security measures for iTunes, App Store" AppleInsider 10:12 PM
  • "Apple seeds third OS X 10.7.4 beta to developers" AppleInsider 10:12 PM
  • "Apple seeds OS X 10.7.4 build 11E46 to developers (release note included)" 9 to 5 Mac 7:00 PM
  • "Apple Institutes Security Questionsfor iTunes & App Store" The Mac Observer 6:48 PM
  • "iCloud's First Six Months: The Developers Weigh In"  MacStories 9:28 AM
  • "Apple finally deploys Mac Flashback Trojan terminator: Zombie OS X bot army drops to 270,000 strong" The Register 10:11 AM
  • "Apple releases tool to combat Flashback malware: Apple has released a fresh Java update that it says removes the Flashback Trojan on infected Macintosh computers." BBC 10:27 AM
  • "Apple delivers Flashback malware hunter-killer: Third Java update in 9 days arrives as Apple scrambles to protect Mac users" Computerworld 8:39 AM
  • "Apple's Java patch removes Flashback, but not all variants" FairerPlatform 8:38 AM
  • "Apple lays Mac App Store double authentication groundwork" FairerPlatform 10:27 AM
  • "App developers ask Apple to fix Radar bug Reporting tool" AppleInsider 7:01 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Opening (very) old AppleWorks and Word documents" Macworld 3:04 PM
  • "Create a photo greeting card in Pages '09" Macworld 8:47 AM
  • "When Good Software Gets Great -NIK Color Efex Pro 4" XtremeCamera 1:47 PM
  • "Airtoggle saves menu-bar space, toggles Wi-Fi from the keyboard" Macworld 3:51 PM
  • "How to Share a Single Keyboard & Mouse Between Multiple Macs & Computers" OS X Daily 3:05 PM
  • "Display System Info On The Login Screen Again [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:56 AM
  • "A Quick Tip to Troubleshoot Mac Display or Network Issues" Amsys 10:08 AM
  • "How To Control All The Startup Apps On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:57 AM
  • "What Price Privacy? Managing Cookies Is Cheap Or Expensive" TeraTalks 8:14 AM
  • "How To Get Your Mac To Listen To Your Voice (and turn voice into text)" BohemianBoomer 8:36 AM
  • "5 Drop Dead Easy Mac Drawing Tools To Make You An Artist (good for kids, too)" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "An Easy Way To Use Your Mac To Protect Your Videos" PixoBebo 8:36 AM
  • "3 Fun App Tools Every Mac User Needs" McSolo 8:37 AM
  • "Why Switching OS Platforms Is Not a Security Fix: The Mac platform now finds itself in the crosshairs of malware developers along with Windows, but that isn't a reason to switch to Linux." Computerworld 7:28 PM
  • "Believe Most of Tumult's HTML5 Hype" TidBITS 3:46 PM
  • "Symantec: Flashback Malware Infections Decreasing, But Valuable Lessons Can Be Learned" vernonchan 12:53 PM
  • "Malware wake-up call for Mac users: The Flashback threat represents new phase in Mac malware: one that follows the surging popularity of the Mac platform" InfoWorld 11:07 AM
  • "The Top 7 Most Popular Mac Productivity Apps And Why You Need Them (or, at least one)" Mac 360 8:36 AM
  • "Fighting Flashback Malware, 11 Reasons to Skip OS X Lion, Why Lion Calls for an SSD, and More" Low End Mac 4:16 PM
Press Releases
  • "Tidbits: Vectorworks in China, Dashwood & Lightworks news" Architosh 1:12 PM
  • "Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 now available" FairerPlatform 8:38 AM
  • "RocketDocs 1.0 for Mac OS X - Lightweight Google Docs Client" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "GMX-PhotoPainter 2.0 - Free Update for Mac OS X and Windows" prMac 8:36 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook spotted at Video game designer Valve's headquarters" AppleInsider 3:51 PM
  • "Apple's CEO Tim Cook Seen Hanging Around Valve's Headquarters" App Advice 2:30 PM
  • "Apple Says It's Not Working on Anything With Philippe Starck" AllThingsD 2:56 PM
  • "Apple nixes Starck claim of work on 'revolutionary' project" CNET News 4:20 PM
  • "Philippe Starck on a project with Apple" ["Philippe Starck, who has revamped hotels, restaurants, toothbrushes or even the last Parisian Navigo travel card, has revealed that he regularly met in California Steve Jobs, Apple's legendary founder who died last October. 'For seven years I came to see him once a month in Palo Alto and elsewhere I go Monday, because even though he is dead, now I will see his wife. We liked to talk all things interesting, 'he said. The designer has also announced currently designing a restaurant in the Paris flea market in Saint Ouen (northern suburbs)."]  Google French-to-English: Le Figaro 8:49 AM
  • "Starck and Apple: Revolutionay Project Ahead"  HardMac 8:48 AM
  • "Apple to unveil 'revolutionary' product this year, says designer" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "French designer Phillippe Starck working on revolutinary product for Apple that will launch in 8 months" Network World 11:07 AM
  • "Designer Phillippe Starck Says He's Working On 'Revolutionary' Product With Apple" Forbes 11:07 AM
  • "Apple Aces Brand Loyalty Survey" MacPrices 11:52 AM
  • "BlackBerry still the most enterprise-ready mobile OS, says Trend Micro: Research carried out by and for security vendor Trend Micro concludes BlackBerry is the most enterprise-ready mobile operating system, with iOS a distant second." iTWire 7:55 AM
  • "Enterprise Adoption Of The IPad Going Strong" MacNews 9:40 AM
  • "Video: Mike Daisey Buster Rob Schmitz Shows How iPads Are Really Made" Forbes 9:20 AM
  • "We've come a long way, baby: the iPhone 4 vs. the IBM PC (Infographic)" ZDNet 8:57 AM
  • "The Original Apple iPhone... from 1983" OS X Daily 11:59 AM
  • "Leak: RIM ex-CEO would have let Android, iPhone use BIS" Electronista 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Forced To Pay Tokyo Couple $7,400 After iPod Nano Bursts Into Flames" Cult of Mac 8:56 AM
  • "The Lightest and Cheapest Fake iPhone in the World" M.I.C. Gadget 8:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "LoJack Comes To Android Tablets" BYTE 12:24 PM
  • "Researchers devise video-to-text translation tool" V3 12:02 PM
  • "Facebook Now Lets You Download More of Your Account History" Techland 12:00 PM
  • "Nintendo registers Super Mario 4 website" TG Daily 11:54 AM
  • "The 'Archive Team' Rescues User Content From Doomed Sites: Jason Scott and his merry band of hacker-archivists are trying to preserve our 'digital history.'" PCWorld 11:34 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi set to begin shipping over weekend" V3 12:02 PM
  • "Nook e-reader 'glows in the dark': The first e-ink-based reader that can be read in the dark without the need for a separate light has been unveiled." BBC 10:24 AM
  • "Oops! Impending Google Drive tipped off by Lucidchart slipup" CNET News 12:23 PM
  • "Google Will Be The Official Social Platform & Livestream Provider For The 2012 Republican Convention" TechCrunch 11:52 AM
  • "Google CEO: Android ecosystem is about more than just tablets" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "Google's Larry Page: We're Focused On Cheap Android Tablets" Techland 12:00 PM
  • "Report: Ex-CEO sought to broaden BlackBerry's reach" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 10:36 AM
  • "RIM's Balsillie had radical plan to save company, report says" CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "The New York Audio & AV Show starts today" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "Fate of Megaupload data up in the air, users of indicted file sharing site may lose data" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:36 AM
  • "SAP confirms guidance despite Q1 expectation miss" MarketWatch 9:34 AM
  • "Warning: There's A Fake Version Of Angry Birds For Android That Takes Control Of Your Phone" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Engadget Podcast 289 - 04.13.2012" ["00:20:45 - Justice Department formally charges Apple, big five publishers in e-book price fixing case (update)"] Engadget 3:05 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets the 'iTunes Guy,' Kirk McElhearn, TidBITS and Take Control Books Contributor Michael E. Cohen, and Macworld's Dan Frakes this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 2:04 PM
  • "Analyst: Apple sold 33 million iPhones last quarter/Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says that Apple likely sold about 12 million iPads during the period, as well." CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "Apple: Piper Looks to FYQ3 Forecast for iPhone 5 Clues" Barron's 12:21 PM
  • "Why the iPhone 5 headset could iPod" Computerworld 8:37 AM
  • "Apple under fire for backing off IPv6 support: IPv6 proponents slam AirPort Utility v6.0 for removing support for next-gen Internet protocol" Network World 11:53 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent On Bluetooth Headset With Built-In MP3 Player" Wired 9:20 AM
  • "Apple Wants to Make Unibody-ish Earbuds (That Will Probably Still Suck)" Gizmodo 9:27 AM
  • "Japan's Sharp Begins Mass Production of IGZO Displays Amid Rumors of Apple Use" IDG News Service 11:43 AM
  • "Sharp starts punching out IGZO LCDs for retina screens" Register Hardware 11:58 AM
  • "Sharp Begins Production of IGZO Displays Suitable for Apple Television" The Mac Observer 12:13 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Kiko: The Last Totem [HD] For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:23 AM
  • "iAssociate 2 HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:23 AM
  • "Lomo Pro For Mac Is Free Today (Was $9.99)" Apple Sliced 9:23 AM
  • "Apple TV Buyer's Guide -Apple TV Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 6:07 PM
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $270" MacReviewZone 6:08 PM
  • "Weekend Apple deals: iPad 2, $349; MacBook Air, $699; MB Pro, $1,019" FairerPlatform 6:08 PM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:37 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:37 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:37 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:50 AM

  • "Souping Up the Mac Pro: MCE 12X Blu-ray Recordable Drive" Bare Feats 10:17 AM
  • "WorkForce Pro WP-4540 is a fast, high-capacity business inkjet printer" Macworld 1:09 PM
  • "Review: iHome iP4 boombox (Verdict: retro chic)" ZDNet 8:57 AM
  • "Henge Docks Docking Station: A docking station for your MacBook with some DIY required" Macworld UK 11:09 AM
  • "Element Case Vapor Dock for iPhone Review" SlashGear 3:01 PM
  • "LikeMyCase iPhone Cases Are Easy to Love (With a GeekDad Coupon Code)" Wired 9:19 AM
  • "Video Review: Spigen SGP Leather Diary Series Case for the New iPad" Run Around Tech 8:50 AM
  • "Review: Lynktec's TrueGlide Capacitive Stylus" iSource 8:49 AM
  • "Pad & Quill Contega for the new iPad review" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "I've Finally Found The Perfect iPhone Case: The Cygnett Icon" TechCrunch 3:29 PM
  • "Versatile AluPen Pro For The IPad A Bit Too Chunky" MacNews 8:38 AM
  • "Urbanears Plattan review: Stylish, high-quality and well-priced headphones" Macworld UK 8:47 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "CarrierCompare: A new app hit the iTunes store Friday morning that your carrier probably isn't too thrilled about." CNNMoney 9:23 AM
  • "How to Try Windows 8 on Your iPad" Techland 8:52 AM
  • "Favorite Four: Tax Season Apps" 148Apps 8:52 AM
  • "TubeWalker for iPad review: Take a walk around the tube lines" Macworld UK 8:48 AM
  • "Organize Your Life The Easy Way With Pocket Lists For iPhone" Redmond Pie 8:50 AM
  • "Circadia Review: Minimalist puzzler tests your patience" Macworld 1:08 PM
  • "You Don't Know Jack for iPad review: 90's trivia-quiz game gets high-definition update" Macworld UK 8:48 AM
  • "Froggies Review: This puzzle-based board game sees the player try and remove all frogs from the screen." 148Apps 3:05 PM
  • "'Max Payne Mobile' Review - Beautiful Bullet Time, Aged Like a Fine Wine" Touch Arcade 3:06 PM
  • "'Gunman Clive' Review - A Playful Sketch of the Wild West" Touch Arcade 10:28 AM
  • "'On The Wind' Review - Breezy Yet Solid Auto-Runner" Touch Arcade 8:48 AM
  • "'Ion Racer' Review – A Futuristic Tunnel Runner" Touch Arcade 8:48 AM
  • "Spaceward Ho! for iPad Review: Rediscover the classic Mac-gaming goodness that is Spaceward Ho!" 148Apps 3:06 PM
  • "Imperium Galactica 2 Review: Packed with an almost limitless amount of game time, Imperium Galctica 2 ports its popular MS-DOS RTS to the iPad." 148Apps 1:09 PM
  • "Red Bull Kart Fighter World Tour Review: Red Bull Kart Fighter World Tour is a very addictive app with a lot of gaming time and is definitely recommended at its low price of free." 148Apps 11:08 AM
  • "Burnout CRASH! Review: Rack up the most costly destruction possible in this over the top game of motorized mayhem." 148Apps 11:21 AM
  • "Ski Solitaire Review: Golf solitaire with a skiing based twist." 148Apps 9:28 AM
  • "Ask Andru: How can I make my iPad louder?" GeekWire 4:21 PM
  • "Handling Albums with Featured Artists Article" iLounge 3:06 PM
  • "AT&T or Verizon: Which offers the best deal on 4G iPad data? In this Ask Maggie, I help a reader determine which LTE-enabled iPad to buy. I also offer some guidance to a Sprint customer wondering about the future of Sprint's WiMax network." CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "MacMost Now 696: Arranging Apps In iOS" MacMost 7:51 AM
  • "Friday the 13th and the cracked iPad: Busted your iOS device? Here's what to do once the sobbing stops" Macworld 10:13 PM
  • "Apple slams Amazon for behaving just like Apple" GigaOM 8:17 PM
  • "Inside the new iPad's 4G LTE mobile data: AT&T vs Verizon" AppleInsider 6:37 PM
  • "Particle Debris: Apple Falls Behind in Home Networking" The Mac Observer 4:20 PM
  • "What is your dream Apple product? Apple denies designer Philippe Starck's claims about a 'revolutionary' new product, but we can still dream, right? Tell Crave about your ultimate Apple device for a chance to win some cool prizes." CNET News 4:06 PM
  • "iPad memory: bigger is better" Examiner 12:20 PM
  • "Apple Loses iCloud Appeal in Germany" AllThingsD 11:21 AM
  • "Looking Back at the 1.25 GHz eMac" Low End Mac 11:19 AM
  • "When trends collide: Pricey LTE mobile broadband vs. Video streaming" Houston Chronicle 11:06 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: The Redmond waaaaaambulance" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:12 AM
  • "Wii U: Most Wanted iPhone And iPad Games - Business Insider" Business Insider 10:12 AM
  • "Finally: The Truth About Conditions Inside Apple's Foxconn Factories" Forbes 9:26 AM
  • "The Apple Commercial From 2006 That Looks Silly Now" Forbes 9:01 AM
  • "DOJ Alleges Shady Backdoor Dealings In Apple, Publisher Case" redOrbit 3:53 PM
  • "Apple to DOJ: We're the good guys, not the bad guys" BGR 11:21 AM
  • "Apple responds to anti-trust allegations; 'We're breaking Amazon's monopolistic grip" Edible Apple 11:07 AM
  • "The eBook Antitrust Lawsuit: From an Author's Point of View" The Tech Night Owl 8:38 AM
  • "Commoditization Of Phones, Tablets To Hurt Apple? Nope" MacNews 8:38 AM
  • "After two days, Apple responds to DOJ: We didn't collude" paidContent 8:58 AM
  • "Apple officially responds to DOJ's antitrust case" TUAW 8:52 AM
  • "Amazon, Netflix drastically inflate streaming library numbers" AppleInsider 6:59 PM
  • "Remembering Jack Tramiel" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "Tablets in the enterprise: Pros and cons" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "All-in-one desktops driving demand for 2.5-inch hard drives" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "Top 10 unluckiest people in IT to fear Friday 13" V3 12:02 PM
  • "Video: The Most Insanely Important, Mind-Blowing Tech News of the Week" Techland 12:00 PM
  • "Are IBM, Cisco and Oracle IT platforms really comparable?" Network World 11:34 AM
  • "The Case for Prepaid Smartphones: How to Cut the Contract and Save" Computerworld 11:32 AM
  • "Would You Rather Share Your Password or Drive Without a Seatbelt?" PCWorld 11:31 AM
  • "Facebook reminder: Pick a username for timeline address and email" MSNBC 11:22 AM
  • "The future of innovation" Fortune 10:59 AM
  • "Sony and Nokia suffer in dystopian sector" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:54 AM
  • "Nokia's Time Running Out, Analysts Say: Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone sales have exceeded expectations, AT&T says. But two analysts give Nokia only six months to turn itself around." InformationWeek 12:25 PM
  • "Nokia faces long, painful, uncertain recovery" EE Times 10:49 AM
  • "10 Ways To Get More From Android Devices" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 10:07 AM
  • "Samsung ends Nokia's 14-year reign as king of mobiles" Reuters 11:47 AM
  • "US Game Sales Down 25% from Last Year, but Why?" Forbes 9:51 AM
  • "Google's Paranoid Governance Structure Has Made It Less Innovative, Not More" Forbes 9:44 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics' Problems Are Otherworldly" [Paid Membership Required] 9:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "tap tap tap ~ Camera+ 3.0.2 is out... bug fixes aplenty!" tap tap tap 4:21 PM
  • "iWatchz iPod® Watch Bands Now Available for Purchase in Best Buy" PRWeb 4:08 PM
  • "New York Designer Putting Together Unofficial Spotify iPad App" App Advice 3:20 PM
  • "An In-Depth Preview of the Upcoming TouchArcade App" Touch Arcade 3:06 PM
  • "Dark Legends Now Available on Google Chrome, Coming Soon on iOS; Find Out How to Win an Exclusive Weapon!" 148Apps 3:06 PM
  • "Ten Retina display-friendly iPad apps: The third-generation iPad sports a eye-catching display. These App Store downloads use that improved screen to full effect." [Slideshow] Macworld 3:05 PM
  • "Cobook is an alternative address book for your Mac" TUAW 3:05 PM
  • "Element Case Brings Skateboarding Legends to the iPhone" Wired 12:13 PM
  • "Cloud Photos Automatically Uploads Photos To Dropbox, Saves Storage Space On Your iPhone" TechCrunch 11:59 AM
  • "Splashtop's new app brings Windows 8 UI to iPad: Splashtop allows developers to test Windows 8 functionality on the iPad, though a PC is needed as well" IDG News Service 11:07 AM
  • "Make Surprisingly Complex Bobbleheads with Bobbleshop" 148Apps 10:12 AM
  • "Research and Markets: US - Tablet PC Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2016" Business Wire 9:40 AM
  • "This Tweak For iOS Grays Out 'Reset All Settings' Option So You Don't Accidently Reset Your Jailbroken Device" Redmond Pie 9:28 AM
  • "Turn Your iPad Into a Windows 8 Tablet (Almost)" PCWorld 9:22 AM
  • "Car Floor Seat Bolt Mount for iPad 1 / iPad 2 / iPad 3" USBfever 8:36 AM
  • "Copy And Paste Quickly Tool: copycan" prMac 3:05 PM
  • "Fluger Apps releases Speedometer 1.0 for iOS - Liquid Based Speedometer" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Who's Your Caddy Unveils Revolutionary New Golf Mobile Application" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Fruit Ninja inspires innovative iPad educational app" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Helo 1.0 for iOS and OS X - Helicopter Arcade Game with Retro Graphics" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Ukneeq Solutions releases RatScrew 1.0 for iOS - Egyptian Card Game" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "iBehave 1.0 for iOS: Improved Behavior Wins Kids Marbles Towards a Prize" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Brain Battle Show Released - The IQ TV Show for Iphone and Ipad" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "Flying start for FileMaker Go 12: 100,000 copies of FileMaker Go 12 were downloaded during the first week of availability." iTWire 7:54 AM
  • "Burn the Ants for iPad & iPhone & iPod Touch" eBattalion 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM's Analytics Shopping Spree Continues With Varicent Acquisition" eWeek 10:50 AM
  • "IBM Agrees to Acquire Analytics Company Varicent Software" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "IBM Adds Canada's Varicent to its Analytics Lineup" AllThingsD 9:33 AM
  • "IBM Buys Varicent Software" Forbes 9:43 AM
  • "Lenovo becomes best partner for Intel, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 10:48 AM
  • "Windows 8 Store: with 99 Metro Apps, is it Behind Schedule?" Forbes 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft battles delays in Windows Phone app approvals: The company is working on a new version of its Marketplace app store, which will arrive later this year" IDG News Service 10:39 AM
  • "Intel's Windows 8 tablet: Checklist goes public" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "First Windows Tablets Will Come In Two Sizes And Have 9 Hours Battery Life" Business Insider 12:19 PM
  • "CIOs See Windows 8 as Possible iPad Alternative" WSJ Blogs 12:20 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches A Whole New Company To Deal With Open Source" Business Insider 12:21 PM
  • "Microsoft to start charging for Bing search API: Microsoft will stop offering its API for free, bringing it in line with Google's practice of charging for access" IDG News Service 11:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Hampered Zeus Botnet Investigations, Researchers Say" InformationWeek 10:06 AM
  • "Microsoft's Leung Quits as Head of China, Prompting Reshuffle" Bloomberg 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Shakes up Management After China Exec's Sudden Departure" IDG News Service 11:33 AM
  • "Microsoft leader in China departs: Microsoft reshuffles international management for growth in China" Associated Press 3:00 PM
  • "Microsoft UK boss Frazer takes slow boat to China HQ: Microsoft UK boss Gordon Frazier is heading east to the COO office in the Greater China Region (GCR), swapping roles with Michel van der Bel." Channel Register 11:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Names New China Managers" [Paid Membership Required] 9:33 AM
  • "Microsoft names new managers for Greater China" MarketWatch 9:34 AM
  • "Xbox continues to reign amidst weak video game market" CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft asks ITC to delay decision on Motorola's claims against Xbox due to FRAND issues" FOSS Patents 6:13 PM
  • "Oracle kicks off busy trial season against Google" Reuters 9:52 AM
  • "Oracle's year of trials: First up, fight with Google" Associated Press 10:40 AM
  • "Oracle to issue 88 security patches: The latest patch batch is even larger than the last one" IDG News Service 11:06 AM
  • "Intel says to expect Retina Display quality laptops, all-in-one desktops in 2013" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "In Silicon Valley, designers emerge as rock stars" Reuters 10:05 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Ready To Rocket Higher From New Products" The Motley Fool 10:10 AM
  • "Apple: Wedge Again Warns iPad Estimates Out of Control" Barron's 10:10 AM
  • "Covered Call For Protecting Profits In Apple" Seeking Alpha 10:12 AM
  • "6 Tech Stocks That Rate Better Than Apple" Forbes 9:01 AM
  • "Wedge Partners remains cautious on Apple into earnings" Theflyonthewall 9:26 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks stumble as Google leads losses" MarketWatch 3:53 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Week With a Thud" TheStreet 3:53 PM
  • "Markets Slide Amid Weak Data, Euro Worries" FOXBusiness 3:54 PM
  • "Dow Drops Over 1% for Second Straight Week" CNBC 3:54 PM
  • "Stocks: Worst week of the year, S&P 500 sinks 2%" CNNMoney 3:54 PM
  • "Stocks' Weekly Decline Is Worst This Year" [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Stocks headed lower at open" CNNMoney 9:22 AM
  • "Asia Markets Rise; Infosys Slides" [Paid Membership Required] 12:14 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia gains as China economy cools" MarketWatch 9:28 AM
  • "Spanish Stocks Plunge Again" [Paid Membership Required] 12:17 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks tumble on Spain, U.S. data/Slower China growth undercuts risk appetite" MarketWatch 12:11 PM
  • "European markets fall on weaker China data, but Asia upbeat as North Korea rocket launch fails" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:46 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech Stocks among Top Picks in A Strong Dividend Market" Barron's 12:19 PM
  • "How to spot tech's winners and losers" MarketWatch 9:33 AM

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