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Tuesday Highlights: As the US vs. China trade war amps up, CNBC sees Apple as "most at risk" given almost 20% revenue flows from China; Michael Simon thinks "Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale" with new release from Beyonce, Jay-Z; Jonny Evans interviews two leaders at Deloitte on Apple's healthcare records initiative; in Australia, Apple sees US $6.7 million fine for misleading customers—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Tim Cook in Ireland to open Cork expansion; Market Realist takes a look inside Apple's declaration of war on cryptocurrency world; T-Mobile, Sprint put forth case to FCC for merger; Facebook decides autoplay video ads need to be inside your private Messenger chats; rumors of iPhone X Plus surface; PCWorld reviews new TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh router setup; iDownload Blog goes hands-on with Animoji in iOS 12.

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  • "Will Apple's game plan beat the trustbusters? The challenge for Apple's attorneys is presenting a different picture of the e-book market than the one offered by the Department of Justice, experts say."  CNET News 7:44 AM
  • "Apple, Publishers Pushing Back Against DOJ Ebook Charges" eWeek 11:31 AM
  • "Apple denies alleged price fixing on e-books" Bloomberg News 8:04 AM
  • "Deficiencies of US$280,000 bond may require Apple to restart a German Samsung lawsuit" Foss Patents 11:24 AM
  • "Why Apple CEO Tim Cook Met With Valve [Exclusive] Cult of Mac 2:21 PM
  • "Apple CEO Time Cook Visits Video Game Maker & Distributor Valve" Apple'n'Apps 2:19 PM
  • "Apple must heed past tech-giants' failures" CNBC 11:56 AM
  • "Apple Confirms 10th Retail Store in Italy" MacStories 11:24 AM
  • "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 4/13
  • "German Court Upholds Ban On Push Email In Apple's iCloud, MobileMe" [Paid Membership Required] 4/13
  • "Apple loses bid to restore push email to iCloud users in Germany" The Next Web 4/13
  • "German federal court upholds ban on night flights at Frankfurt airport" Associated Press 4/13
  • "Late Steve Jobs at center of Apple e-book price-fixing suit" MarketWatch 4/13
  • "German court might ban iPhone and iPad again within a few months -- same Moto patent as last time" Foss Patents 4/13
  • "Court orders push e-mail ban on iCloud, MobileMe to continue" CNET News 4/13
  • "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] 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Apple Rebuffs Federal Charges About Ebook Price Fixing" Mashable 4/13
  • "Apple keeps it simple: The DOJ's case is 'simply not true'" Fortune 4/13
  • "Apple denies Justice charges, says they're 'not true'" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 4/13
  • "Apple: We didn't stifle e-book rivals" CNNMoney 4/13
  • "Despite Denial, Apple Dictated E-Book Pricing at iBookstore" PCWorld 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Apple and RIM Hit With Patent Suit for 'Drag,' 'Tap' and 'Scroll'" Time 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Apple needs to respond faster because malware will return: Apple needs to patch its own and third-party included software faster, or the recent Flashback infection will be the harbinger of much worse malware to come."  Seattle Times 8:35 PM
  • "New Mac OS X Trojan discovered: Sabpab exploits same Java vulnerability as Flashback" Macworld UK 7:55 AM
  • "New targeted Mac OS X Trojan requires no user interaction" ZDNet 5:21 PM
  • "Apple's Flashback fixes: Three belts and a pair of suspenders/After a series of Java security updates, Apple quietly releases an (invisible) removal tool" Fortune 11:58 AM
  • "Flashback malware removal tool arrives for Java-less Mac users" Ars Technica 5:21 PM
  • "About the security content of Flashback malware removal tool" Apple Support 7:48 AM
  • "Flashback removal tool for no-Java 10.7 Lion now available" TUAW 7:46 AM
  • "Apple ships stand-alone Flashback Malware Removal Tool" FairerPlatform 7:39 AM
  • "Get Your Software Update to fix Flashback Malware on Mac" Run Around Tech 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Releases Standalone Flashback Removal Tool" Intego 7:46 AM
  • "Apple seeds third OS X 10.7.4 beta to developers" AppleInsider 4/13
  • "Apple seeds OS X 10.7.4 build 11E46 to developers (release note included)" 9 to 5 Mac 4/13
  • "Apple Institutes Security Questionsfor iTunes & App Store" The Mac Observer 4/13
  • "iCloud's First Six Months: The Developers Weigh In"  MacStories 4/13
  • "Apple finally deploys Mac Flashback Trojan terminator: Zombie OS X bot army drops to 270,000 strong" The Register 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Apple delivers Flashback malware hunter-killer: Third Java update in 9 days arrives as Apple scrambles to protect Mac users" Computerworld 4/13
  • "Apple's Java patch removes Flashback, but not all variants" FairerPlatform 4/13
  • "Apple lays Mac App Store double authentication groundwork" FairerPlatform 4/13
  • "Apple rolls out new security measures for iTunes, App Store" AppleInsider 4/13
  • "App developers ask Apple to fix Radar bug Reporting tool" AppleInsider 4/13
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Opening (very) old AppleWorks and Word documents" Macworld 4/13
  • "Create a photo greeting card in Pages '09" Macworld 4/13
  • "When Good Software Gets Great -NIK Color Efex Pro 4" XtremeCamera 4/13
  • "Airtoggle saves menu-bar space, toggles Wi-Fi from the keyboard" Macworld 4/13
  • "How to Share a Single Keyboard & Mouse Between Multiple Macs & Computers" OS X Daily 4/13
  • "Display System Info On The Login Screen Again [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 4/13
  • "A Quick Tip to Troubleshoot Mac Display or Network Issues" Amsys 4/13
  • "How To Control All The Startup Apps On Your Mac" NoodleMac 4/13
  • "What Price Privacy? Managing Cookies Is Cheap Or Expensive" TeraTalks 4/13
  • "How To Get Your Mac To Listen To Your Voice (and turn voice into text)" BohemianBoomer 4/13
  • "5 Drop Dead Easy Mac Drawing Tools To Make You An Artist (good for kids, too)" Mac 360 4/13
  • "An Easy Way To Use Your Mac To Protect Your Videos" PixoBebo 4/13
  • "3 Fun App Tools Every Mac User Needs" McSolo 4/13
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: Apple's Flashback & Ebook Conspiracy Battles" The Mac Observer 9:33 PM
  • "Why we hate iTunes and how we could love it" AppleTell 11:25 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 4/13
  • "Believe Most of Tumult's HTML5 Hype" TidBITS 4/13
  • "Symantec: Flashback Malware Infections Decreasing, But Valuable Lessons Can Be Learned" vernonchan 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "The Top 7 Most Popular Mac Productivity Apps And Why You Need Them (or, at least one)" Mac 360 4/13
  • "Fighting Flashback Malware, 11 Reasons to Skip OS X Lion, Why Lion Calls for an SSD, and More" Low End Mac 4/13
Press Releases
  • "Get 200+ Free Retro Screen Savers with XScreenSaver for Mac OS X" OS X Daily 5:21 PM
  • "Ace Slots Machine Casino Turns Mac App Store into a Gambler's Paradise" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Service Pack 2 (SP2) 14.2.0 Warnings for Outlook users" OfficeforMacHelp 7:40 AM
  • "Tidbits: Vectorworks in China, Dashwood & Lightworks news" Architosh 4/13
  • "Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 now available" FairerPlatform 4/13
  • "RocketDocs 1.0 for Mac OS X - Lightweight Google Docs Client" prMac 4/13
  • "GMX-PhotoPainter 2.0 - Free Update for Mac OS X and Windows" prMac 4/13
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Week in Apple: Flashback eviction edition" Ars Technica 11:29 AM
  • "Apple's Wild Week: Tech Weekly Recap" TheStreet 11:31 AM
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending April 13: iPhone 5 prototypes are popping up like Spring daffodils" Network World 7:55 AM
  • "Designer Philippe Starck hints at 'revolutionary' project with Apple's Steve Jobs" San Jose Mercury News 11:34 AM
  • "Potential Goldmine: Branded Artist Apps Could Make Money and Please Fans" Wired 8:03 AM
  • "Reseller Moving Out Of Apple Store's Shadow" ifoAppleStore 5:19 PM
  • "Apple Quietly Updates Carrier Settings on Verizon LTE iPad, May Requires iTunes to Update" PhoneNews 8:43 PM
  • "Groupon's App Has Disappeared From Apple's App Store" Business Insider 5:20 PM
  • "TSA baggage inspector accused of stealing iPads from luggage in Dallas" NewsCore 9:23 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook spotted at Video game designer Valve's headquarters" AppleInsider 4/13
  • "Apple's CEO Tim Cook Seen Hanging Around Valve's Headquarters" App Advice 4/13
  • "Apple Says It's Not Working on Anything With Philippe Starck" AllThingsD 4/13
  • "Apple nixes Starck claim of work on 'revolutionary' project" CNET News 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Starck and Apple: Revolutionay Project Ahead"  HardMac 4/13
  • "Apple to unveil 'revolutionary' product this year, says designer" CNET News 4/13
  • "French designer Phillippe Starck working on revolutinary product for Apple that will launch in 8 months" Network World 4/13
  • "Designer Phillippe Starck Says He's Working On 'Revolutionary' Product With Apple" Forbes 4/13
  • "Apple Aces Brand Loyalty Survey" MacPrices 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Enterprise Adoption Of The IPad Going Strong" MacNews 4/13
  • "Video: Mike Daisey Buster Rob Schmitz Shows How iPads Are Really Made" Forbes 4/13
  • "We've come a long way, baby: the iPhone 4 vs. the IBM PC (Infographic)" ZDNet 4/13
  • "The Original Apple iPhone... from 1983" OS X Daily 4/13
  • "Leak: RIM ex-CEO would have let Android, iPhone use BIS" Electronista 4/13
  • "Apple Forced To Pay Tokyo Couple $7,400 After iPod Nano Bursts Into Flames" Cult of Mac 4/13
  • "The Lightest and Cheapest Fake iPhone in the World" M.I.C. Gadget 4/13
Non-Apple News
  • "LoJack Comes To Android Tablets" BYTE 4/13
  • "Researchers devise video-to-text translation tool" V3 4/13
  • "Facebook Now Lets You Download More of Your Account History" Techland 4/13
  • "Nintendo registers Super Mario 4 website" TG Daily 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Raspberry Pi set to begin shipping over weekend" V3 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Oops! Impending Google Drive tipped off by Lucidchart slipup" CNET News 4/13
  • "Google Will Be The Official Social Platform & Livestream Provider For The 2012 Republican Convention" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "Google CEO: Android ecosystem is about more than just tablets" ZDNet 4/13
  • "Google's Larry Page: We're Focused On Cheap Android Tablets" Techland 4/13
  • "Report: Ex-CEO sought to broaden BlackBerry's reach" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 4/13
  • "RIM's Balsillie had radical plan to save company, report says" CNET News 4/13
  • "The New York Audio & AV Show starts today" CNET News 4/13
  • "Fate of Megaupload data up in the air, users of indicted file sharing site may lose data" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 4/13
  • "SAP confirms guidance despite Q1 expectation miss" MarketWatch 4/13
  • "Warning: There's A Fake Version Of Angry Birds For Android That Takes Control Of Your Phone" Business Insider 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Will this tantalizing tech make it into the new MacBook? It's part no-brainer, part wishful thinking when speculating about the upcoming MacBook." CNET News 8:35 PM
  • "Apple Store Genius Bars told to replace select white iPhone 4 models with 4S due to constraints" 9 to 5 Mac 2:21 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 4/13
  • "Apple: Piper Looks to FYQ3 Forecast for iPhone 5 Clues" Barron's 4/13
  • "Why the iPhone 5 headset could iPod" Computerworld 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Apple Wins Patent On Bluetooth Headset With Built-In MP3 Player" Wired 4/13
  • "Apple Wants to Make Unibody-ish Earbuds (That Will Probably Still Suck)" Gizmodo 4/13
  • "Japan's Sharp Begins Mass Production of IGZO Displays Amid Rumors of Apple Use" IDG News Service 4/13
  • "Sharp Begins Production of IGZO Displays Suitable for Apple Television" The Mac Observer 4/13
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Jetrats Defense For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:30 AM
  • "Hipstamatic For iPhone Is $0.99 Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:30 AM
  • "Crazy Play For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Time Capsule Buyer's Guide -Up to $59 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 5:03 PM
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... Up to $64 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 5:03 PM
  • "Adobe: Get Photoshop Elements, Premier Elements for 50% off" FairerPlatform 11:16 AM
  • "Kiko: The Last Totem [HD] For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 4/13
  • "iAssociate 2 HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 4/13
  • "Lomo Pro For Mac Is Free Today (Was $9.99)" Apple Sliced 4/13
  • "Apple TV Buyer's Guide -Apple TV Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 4/13
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $270" MacReviewZone 4/13
  • "Weekend Apple deals: iPad 2, $349; MacBook Air, $699; MB Pro, $1,019" FairerPlatform 4/13
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/13
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/13
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 4/13
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 4/13

  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and July, 2011, MacBook Air 1.6GHz Dual i5 11" 64GB" [PDF Download] MacReviewZone 5:03 PM
  • "GelaSkins custom HardCase for iPhone 4/4S review AppleTell" AppleTell 5:15 PM
  • "Heavily Armored iPhone Case Can Stop A .50 Caliber Round" Gizmodo 11:30 AM
  • "Hauppauge myTV 2Go Review: iPad TV tuner review - The ideal gift for telly addicts" Macworld UK 7:51 AM
  • "Souping Up the Mac Pro: MCE 12X Blu-ray Recordable Drive" Bare Feats 4/13
  • "WorkForce Pro WP-4540 is a fast, high-capacity business inkjet printer" Macworld 4/13
  • "Review: iHome iP4 boombox (Verdict: retro chic)" ZDNet 4/13
  • "Henge Docks Docking Station: A docking station for your MacBook with some DIY required" Macworld UK 4/13
  • "Element Case Vapor Dock for iPhone Review" SlashGear 4/13
  • "LikeMyCase iPhone Cases Are Easy to Love (With a GeekDad Coupon Code)" Wired 4/13
  • "Video Review: Spigen SGP Leather Diary Series Case for the New iPad" Run Around Tech 4/13
  • "Review: Lynktec's TrueGlide Capacitive Stylus" iSource 4/13
  • "Pad & Quill Contega for the new iPad review" iMore 4/13
  • "I've Finally Found The Perfect iPhone Case: The Cygnett Icon" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "Versatile AluPen Pro For The IPad A Bit Too Chunky" MacNews 4/13
  • "Urbanears Plattan review: Stylish, high-quality and well-priced headphones" Macworld UK 4/13
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iPhone 4S six months later" iMore 8:36 PM
  • "6 Ways To Run Windows On An iPad: Want full access to Windows-based business productivity tools, without giving up your iPad? Check out these six options." InformationWeek 11:32 AM
  • "Create a photographic timeline of your life with iPhone app WeHeartPics" The Next Web 11:25 AM
  • "Oldify, Fatify, and Baldify: iPhone Apps Show You Your Old, Fat, Bald Future" The Huffington Post 5:21 PM
  • "Tracking the Sun and the Moon: LightTrac -an iOS App for Photographers" eXtensions 7:40 AM
  • "CarrierCompare: A new app hit the iTunes store Friday morning that your carrier probably isn't too thrilled about." CNNMoney 4/13
  • "How to Try Windows 8 on Your iPad" Techland 4/13
  • "Favorite Four: Tax Season Apps" 148Apps 4/13
  • "TubeWalker for iPad review: Take a walk around the tube lines" Macworld UK 4/13
  • "Organize Your Life The Easy Way With Pocket Lists For iPhone" Redmond Pie 4/13
  • "Circadia Review: Minimalist puzzler tests your patience" Macworld 4/13
  • "You Don't Know Jack for iPad review: 90's trivia-quiz game gets high-definition update" Macworld UK 4/13
  • "Froggies Review: This puzzle-based board game sees the player try and remove all frogs from the screen." 148Apps 4/13
  • "'Max Payne Mobile' Review - Beautiful Bullet Time, Aged Like a Fine Wine" Touch Arcade 4/13
  • "'Gunman Clive' Review - A Playful Sketch of the Wild West" Touch Arcade 4/13
  • "'On The Wind' Review - Breezy Yet Solid Auto-Runner" Touch Arcade 4/13
  • "'Ion Racer' Review – A Futuristic Tunnel Runner" Touch Arcade 4/13
  • "Spaceward Ho! for iPad Review: Rediscover the classic Mac-gaming goodness that is Spaceward Ho!" 148Apps 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Burnout CRASH! Review: Rack up the most costly destruction possible in this over the top game of motorized mayhem." 148Apps 4/13
  • "Ski Solitaire Review: Golf solitaire with a skiing based twist." 148Apps 4/13
  • "How to Enable OmniFocus Siri Reminders on iPhone 4" iDownload Blog 7:51 AM
  • "Ask Andru: How can I make my iPad louder?" GeekWire 4/13
  • "Handling Albums with Featured Artists Article" iLounge 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "MacMost Now 696: Arranging Apps In iOS" MacMost 4/13
  • "Why I'm moving away from Apple, and specifically, the iPhone and going to the store" CodeBetter 8:54 PM
  • "New iPhone to have changes to chip, body, screen?" GMA News 8:37 PM
  • "Saying goodbye to my iPhone, the data hog: After flirting with an iPhone for a month, here's why I switched back to a BlackBerry." CNET News 8:37 PM
  • "Is a Yacht Philippe Starck's 'Revolutionary' Apple Project? [Rumor] Mashable 2:21 PM
  • "Is Steve Jobs the right kind of role model to emulate?" Western Mail 11:54 AM
  • "Do Apple Need To Buy A Streaming Company?" World TV PC 11:32 AM
  • "Who's lying? Apple denies 'revolutionary' project with Philippe Starck" Neowin 11:33 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook seen at Valve HQ, sending rumor mill spinning: The Apple head is rumored to have had a meeting at the gaming company, which recently posted a job opening for some hardware people. Hmm..." CNET News 9:03 PM
  • "Are Apple And Valve Cooperating on an Answer to Google Glasses?" Forbes 2:22 PM
  • "Apple's 'Revolutionary' Project: 7 Possibilities/Famed French designer Philippe Starck says he's been working on an Apple product to be released in late 2012. What's the mystery project?" InformationWeek 11:32 AM
  • "uh oh, broken iPhone? Welcome to The Global Brain." Forbes 11:30 AM
  • "Top three things Tim Cook was most likely doing at Valve's headquarters this week" The Verge 11:59 AM
  • "What was Apple CEO Tim Cook doing at game designer Valve's headquarters?" Appolicious 11:25 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Are you crazy?" Macworld 11:24 AM
  • "Friday the 13th and the cracked iPad: Busted your iOS device? Here's what to do once the sobbing stops" Macworld 4/13
  • "Apple slams Amazon for behaving just like Apple" GigaOM 4/13
  • "Inside the new iPad's 4G LTE mobile data: AT&T vs Verizon" AppleInsider 4/13
  • "Particle Debris: Apple Falls Behind in Home Networking" The Mac Observer 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "iPad memory: bigger is better" Examiner 4/13
  • "Apple Loses iCloud Appeal in Germany" AllThingsD 4/13
  • "Looking Back at the 1.25 GHz eMac" Low End Mac 4/13
  • "When trends collide: Pricey LTE mobile broadband vs. Video streaming" Houston Chronicle 4/13
  • "The Macalope Daily: The Redmond waaaaaambulance" Macworld [Insider Content] 4/13
  • "Wii U: Most Wanted iPhone And iPad Games - Business Insider" Business Insider 4/13
  • "Finally: The Truth About Conditions Inside Apple's Foxconn Factories" Forbes 4/13
  • "The Apple Commercial From 2006 That Looks Silly Now" Forbes 4/13
  • "DOJ Alleges Shady Backdoor Dealings In Apple, Publisher Case" redOrbit 4/13
  • "Apple to DOJ: We're the good guys, not the bad guys" BGR 4/13
  • "Apple responds to anti-trust allegations; 'We're breaking Amazon's monopolistic grip" Edible Apple 4/13
  • "Commoditization Of Phones, Tablets To Hurt Apple? Nope" MacNews 4/13
  • "After two days, Apple responds to DOJ: We didn't collude" paidContent 4/13
  • "Apple officially responds to DOJ's antitrust case" TUAW 4/13
  • "Amazon, Netflix drastically inflate streaming library numbers" AppleInsider 4/13
  • "Remembering Jack Tramiel" ZDNet 4/13
  • "Tablets in the enterprise: Pros and cons" ZDNet 4/13
  • "All-in-one desktops driving demand for 2.5-inch hard drives" ZDNet 4/13
  • "Top 10 unluckiest people in IT to fear Friday 13" V3 4/13
  • "Video: The Most Insanely Important, Mind-Blowing Tech News of the Week" Techland 4/13
  • "Are IBM, Cisco and Oracle IT platforms really comparable?" Network World 4/13
  • "The Case for Prepaid Smartphones: How to Cut the Contract and Save" Computerworld 4/13
  • "Would You Rather Share Your Password or Drive Without a Seatbelt?" PCWorld 4/13
  • "Facebook reminder: Pick a username for timeline address and email" MSNBC 4/13
  • "The future of innovation" Fortune 4/13
  • "Sony and Nokia suffer in dystopian sector" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Nokia faces long, painful, uncertain recovery" EE Times 4/13
  • "10 Ways To Get More From Android Devices" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 4/13
  • "Samsung ends Nokia's 14-year reign as king of mobiles" Reuters 4/13
  • "US Game Sales Down 25% from Last Year, but Why?" Forbes 4/13
  • "Google's Paranoid Governance Structure Has Made It Less Innovative, Not More" Forbes 4/13
  • "Samsung Electronics' Problems Are Otherworldly" [Paid Membership Required] 4/13
  • "Google loves Apple? The unlikely romance between 'G-Male' and Siri [Video] The Next Web 11:25 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Paper for iPad hits 1.5 million downloads in first two weeks" The Verge 8:41 PM
  • "The iClarified Menu Bar App for OS X is Now Available on the Mac App Store" iClarified 8:37 PM
  • "Wreak Total Havoc In Burnout Crash" App Advice 5:19 PM
  • "Skylanders Cloud Patrol is in the App Store" AppleTell 11:25 AM
  • "Apple iPad accessories: Essential bits of kit" CNET News 8:04 AM
  • "Dancing Animals Return to Entertain Kids ages 2-6 on iPad/iPhone" prMac 11:24 AM
  • "PDF2Office for iWork v2.0 - Convert PDF-to-iWork formats" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Dad creates iPhone app to capture, store, and share memories" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Candy Eater Arcade Game iOS: Help Andy the Germ Eat his favorite Candies" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Ace Slot Machine Casino II Doubles Down on iPhone and iPad Gaming" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Woods Defense: Fairy's Power 1.0 Free for iOS - Tower Defense Maze Game" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Simple Period 3.0 for iOS: Menstruation + Reproduction Tracking Calendar" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Sneakerology Keeps Users In The know About The Hottest Sneakers" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "tap tap tap ~ Camera+ 3.0.2 is out... bug fixes aplenty!" tap tap tap 4/13
  • "iWatchz iPod® Watch Bands Now Available for Purchase in Best Buy" PRWeb 4/13
  • "New York Designer Putting Together Unofficial Spotify iPad App" App Advice 4/13
  • "An In-Depth Preview of the Upcoming TouchArcade App" Touch Arcade 4/13
  • "Dark Legends Now Available on Google Chrome, Coming Soon on iOS; Find Out How to Win an Exclusive Weapon!" 148Apps 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Cobook is an alternative address book for your Mac" TUAW 4/13
  • "Element Case Brings Skateboarding Legends to the iPhone" Wired 4/13
  • "Cloud Photos Automatically Uploads Photos To Dropbox, Saves Storage Space On Your iPhone" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Make Surprisingly Complex Bobbleheads with Bobbleshop" 148Apps 4/13
  • "Research and Markets: US - Tablet PC Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2016" Business Wire 4/13
  • "This Tweak For iOS Grays Out 'Reset All Settings' Option So You Don't Accidently Reset Your Jailbroken Device" Redmond Pie 4/13
  • "Turn Your iPad Into a Windows 8 Tablet (Almost)" PCWorld 4/13
  • "Car Floor Seat Bolt Mount for iPad 1 / iPad 2 / iPad 3" USBfever 4/13
  • "Copy And Paste Quickly Tool: copycan" prMac 4/13
  • "Fluger Apps releases Speedometer 1.0 for iOS - Liquid Based Speedometer" prMac 4/13
  • "Who's Your Caddy Unveils Revolutionary New Golf Mobile Application" prMac 4/13
  • "Fruit Ninja inspires innovative iPad educational app" prMac 4/13
  • "Helo 1.0 for iOS and OS X - Helicopter Arcade Game with Retro Graphics" prMac 4/13
  • "Ukneeq Solutions releases RatScrew 1.0 for iOS - Egyptian Card Game" prMac 4/13
  • "iBehave 1.0 for iOS: Improved Behavior Wins Kids Marbles Towards a Prize" prMac 4/13
  • "Brain Battle Show Released - The IQ TV Show for Iphone and Ipad" prMac 4/13
  • "Flying start for FileMaker Go 12: 100,000 copies of FileMaker Go 12 were downloaded during the first week of availability." iTWire 4/13
  • "Burn the Ants for iPad & iPhone & iPod Touch" eBattalion 4/13
Computer Industry
  • "A Microsoft-Facebook Swap? An idea is floating about that pictures the search engine Bing being traded for shares in the social-networking service." Barron's 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft vs.Facebook – Who got the better bang for their billion?" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "AOL patents: What's in it for Microsoft? AOL makes a billion dollars and boosts its share price, but the benefits of the patent acquisition deal for Microsoft are less obvious." PCWorld 11:56 AM
  • "Leaked Microsoft roadmap shows 2013 launch for Office 15: Microsoft needs to better communicate plans to developers, enterprises and customers, says analyst" Computerworld 11:56 AM
  • "Leaked roadmap raises questions about Office 15, Windows 8 launch" Ars Technica 11:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Plan To Retire Windows XP" Technorati 11:54 AM
  • "Clock is ticking on XP: time to start OS migration: Windows XP is an awesome operating system that has served businesses well for a decade, but it's time is coming to an end" PCWorld 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft, instead of turning the lights off on XP, make it open source" Network World 11:56 AM
  • "Windows Phone App Hub causing developers to complain, Microsoft working on a fix" WinBeta 11:54 AM
  • "Samsung to introduce Windows Phone 8 based handsets" TechnoBloom 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's China head quits" Bloomberg 11:55 AM
  • "Thunderbolt Might Transfer to Windows by May" Gizmodo 7:55 AM
  • "Facebook Offers: Why you could soon be buying from your favorite brands in your News Feed" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "22 percent of Americans don't use the internet, says report; smartphones driving adoption changes" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Over twenty percent of U.S. adults don't use the Internet" Digital Trends 7:55 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: The Pullback Might Be Worse Next Week" Seeking Alpha 11:23 AM
  • "They Just Don't Get Apple!" [Video Report] TheStreet 7:58 AM
  • "One of the Best Tech Plays Outside Apple: Seagate Technology has a rock-bottom valuation and bright prospects. Here's how the world's largest disk-drive maker may offer investors a byte of the action." Barron's 7:58 AM
  • "Apple: Wedge Again Warns iPad Estimates Out of Control" Barron's 4/13
  • "Covered Call For Protecting Profits In Apple" Seeking Alpha 4/13
  • "6 Tech Stocks That Rate Better Than Apple" Forbes 4/13
  • "Wedge Partners remains cautious on Apple into earnings" Theflyonthewall 4/13
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks stumble as Google leads losses" MarketWatch 4/13
  • "Stocks Finish Week With a Thud" TheStreet 4/13
  • "Markets Slide Amid Weak Data, Euro Worries" FOXBusiness 4/13
  • "Dow Drops Over 1% for Second Straight Week" CNBC 4/13
  • "Stocks: Worst week of the year, S&P 500 sinks 2%" CNNMoney 4/13
  • "Stocks' Weekly Decline Is Worst This Year" [Paid Membership Required] 4/13
  • "Stocks headed lower at open" CNNMoney 4/13
  • "Asia Markets Rise; Infosys Slides" [Paid Membership Required] 4/13
  • "Asia Markets: Asia gains as China economy cools" MarketWatch 4/13
  • "Spanish Stocks Plunge Again" [Paid Membership Required] 4/13
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks tumble on Spain, U.S. data/Slower China growth undercuts risk appetite" MarketWatch 4/13
  • "European markets fall on weaker China data, but Asia upbeat as North Korea rocket launch fails" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 4/13
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4/13
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech Stocks among Top Picks in A Strong Dividend Market" Barron's 4/13
  • "How to spot tech's winners and losers" MarketWatch 4/13

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