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Thursday Highlights: Dan Gallagher at the Wall Street Journal doesn't see Apple's move to bring back overseas cash as altering their fundamental iPhone business; Tim Cook tells ABCNews Apple wants "to help America" with cash repatriation; a one-time payment of $38 billion on the cash seen as "good deal for Apple"—more in our Apple/Macintosh, Op/Ed, and Finances sections; also in the Tim Cook interview, the CEO reveals a February update to iOS will bring a setting to disable iPhone throttling, also admits Apple should have been clearer on the issue, but then suggests people didn't pay attention to battery fix details; Apple in bidding wars with HBO for original content, acquires office space in LA giving company greater presence in Hollywood; The Register's Alistair Dabbs reviews iPhone X after two weeks of use.

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  • "Apple agrees to China pollution audit"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:48 AM
  • "Apple appeals ITC dismissal of complaint against Motorola to the Federal Circuit" Foss Patents 8:32 AM
  • "The iPad Enables a New Age of Personal Cinema, Welcome to 'The Feelies'"  Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Working On TV With Integrated Voice/Motion Controller"  Forbes 12:25 PM
  • "What Apple CEO Tim Cook's Visit To Valve Means" Forbes 12:28 PM
  • "Apple + Valve = OS X Gaming Push"  SlashGear 12:25 PM
  • "Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin/Exclusive: Threats range from governments trying to control citizens to the rise of Facebook and Apple-style 'walled gardens'" The Guardian 12:28 PM
  • "Apple asks Samsung to stop copying" China Daily 9:32 PM
  • "Apple forced to pay $7,500 over firebug iPod nano" iDownload Blog 10:37 AM
  • "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 4/14
  • "Apple, Publishers Pushing Back Against DOJ Ebook Charges" eWeek 4/14
  • "Deficiencies of US$280,000 bond may require Apple to restart a German Samsung lawsuit" Foss Patents 4/14
  • "Why Apple CEO Tim Cook Met With Valve [Exclusive] Cult of Mac 4/14
  • "Apple CEO Time Cook Visits Video Game Maker & Distributor Valve" Apple'n'Apps 4/14
  • "Apple must heed past tech-giants' failures" CNBC 4/14
  • "Apple Confirms 10th Retail Store in Italy" MacStories 4/14
  • "Future Features in Final Cut Pro X" Larry's Blog 5:39 PM
  • "Apple Reveals 2012 Final Cut Pro X Update with Multichannel Audio Editing, RED Support and More" MacRumors 7:32 PM
  • "Five OS X security threats that fizzled"  Ars Technica 7:34 PM
  • "The malware numbers game: how many viruses are out there?" ZDNet 9:09 PM
  • "A worm in the Apple: A common dig at Apple-desktop users is that they are delusional about its operating system's resistance to viruses, worms and other malware." The Economist 8:54 AM
  • "Yet another OSX/Java Trojan spotted in the wild: Kaspersky Labs tags MS Word as the vector" The Register 7:21 PM
  • "Mac Flashback Attack Shows Apple's Security Weaknesses" eWeek 12:52 PM
  • "Apple releases Flashback malware removal tool, for OS X Lion only" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "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 4/14
  • "New Mac OS X Trojan discovered: Sabpab exploits same Java vulnerability as Flashback" Macworld UK 4/14
  • "New targeted Mac OS X Trojan requires no user interaction" ZDNet 4/14
  • "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 4/14
  • "Flashback malware removal tool arrives for Java-less Mac users" Ars Technica 4/14
  • "About the security content of Flashback malware removal tool" Apple Support 4/14
  • "Flashback removal tool for no-Java 10.7 Lion now available" TUAW 4/14
  • "Apple ships stand-alone Flashback Malware Removal Tool" FairerPlatform 4/14
  • "Get Your Software Update to fix Flashback Malware on Mac" Run Around Tech 4/14
  • "Apple Releases Standalone Flashback Removal Tool" Intego 4/14
  • "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
  • "Here's How To Get iOS Screenshots Onto A Mac Easily" Redmond Pie 9:02 AM
  • "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 4/14
  • "Why we hate iTunes and how we could love it" AppleTell 4/14
  • "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 4/14
  • "Ace Slots Machine Casino Turns Mac App Store into a Gambler's Paradise" prMac 4/14
  • "Service Pack 2 (SP2) 14.2.0 Warnings for Outlook users" OfficeforMacHelp 4/14
  • "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
  • "Awesome: Apple hides Michelangelo's hand of Adam reaching for knowledge in touch patent filing" The Next Web 7:23 PM
  • "New Apple Displays Appear Inside Walmart" ifoAppleStore 7:30 PM
  • "Lawsuit claims AT&T 'aided, abetted, and assisted' iPhone thieves" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Hospitals try voice recognition for health records: If your doctor is talking to an iPad the next time you see her, she may actually be flipping through your file." USA Today 8:17 PM
  • "Badly named toys" ["1 The new iPad 'We're not the first people to note that Apple's genius lies as much in its marketing as in the quality of its products. And that's why its decision to call the iPad 3, the iPad/the new iPad is so baffling."] The Scotsman 7:32 PM
  • "Pebble Watch for iPhone and Android, The Most Successful Kickstarter Project Ever" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher to cover Apple from 1971 - 2000, filming starts next month" The Verge 8:48 AM
  • "Philippe Starck's big Apple project is a Jobs family yacht" Crave @ CNET 9:53 AM
  • "Week in Apple: Flashback eviction edition" Ars Technica 4/14
  • "Apple's Wild Week: Tech Weekly Recap" TheStreet 4/14
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending April 13: iPhone 5 prototypes are popping up like Spring daffodils" Network World 4/14
  • "Designer Philippe Starck hints at 'revolutionary' project with Apple's Steve Jobs" San Jose Mercury News 4/14
  • "Potential Goldmine: Branded Artist Apps Could Make Money and Please Fans" Wired 4/14
  • "Reseller Moving Out Of Apple Store's Shadow" ifoAppleStore 4/14
  • "Apple Quietly Updates Carrier Settings on Verizon LTE iPad, May Requires iTunes to Update" PhoneNews 4/14
  • "TSA baggage inspector accused of stealing iPads from luggage in Dallas" NewsCore 4/14
  • "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
  • "Interview: We chat with the producer of the upcoming Steve Jobs movie"  Neowin 8:39 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 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 4/14
  • "Apple Store Genius Bars told to replace select white iPhone 4 models with 4S due to constraints" 9 to 5 Mac 4/14
  • "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
  • "Call of Mini: Last Stand For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "World War III For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Infect Them All For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Jetrats Defense For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 4/14
  • "Hipstamatic For iPhone Is $0.99 Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 4/14
  • "Crazy Play For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/14
  • "Apple Time Capsule Buyer's Guide -Up to $59 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 4/14
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... Up to $64 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 4/14
  • "Adobe: Get Photoshop Elements, Premier Elements for 50% off" FairerPlatform 4/14

  • "Performance Comparison: All Apple May, 2011 iMacs and July, 2011, MacBook Air 1.6GHz Dual i5 11" 64GB" [PDF Download] MacReviewZone 4/14
  • "GelaSkins custom HardCase for iPhone 4/4S review AppleTell" AppleTell 4/14
  • "Heavily Armored iPhone Case Can Stop A .50 Caliber Round" Gizmodo 4/14
  • "Hauppauge myTV 2Go Review: iPad TV tuner review - The ideal gift for telly addicts" Macworld UK 4/14
  • "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
  • "The Best iOS Apps To Watch On Apple TV" TechCrunch 9:10 PM
  • "Which is the fastest iPhone carrier in your neighborhood?" Fortune 8:47 AM
  • "Remarks for iPad: Note taking on the iPad goes touchy, feely" Macworld UK 8:37 AM
  • "Gorilla Smash A Mix Of Kapow! And Fruit Ninja" App Advice 8:48 AM
  • "Review: Crow-An Immensely Captivating On-Rails Adventure" MacTrast 7:34 PM
  • "iPhone 4S six months later" iMore 4/14
  • "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 4/14
  • "Create a photographic timeline of your life with iPhone app WeHeartPics" The Next Web 4/14
  • "Oldify, Fatify, and Baldify: iPhone Apps Show You Your Old, Fat, Bald Future" The Huffington Post 4/14
  • "Tracking the Sun and the Moon: LightTrac -an iOS App for Photographers" eXtensions 4/14
  • "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 Use Credit Card Processing Apps Without Getting Sued" Credit Card Assist 7:24 PM
  • "How to Enable OmniFocus Siri Reminders on iPhone 4" iDownload Blog 4/14
  • "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
  • "Will Paper for iPad be the Next Instagram? The Paper for iPad design app is creating a lot of buzz since it became available for download a few weeks ago from Apple's App Store" Computerworld New Zealand 9:33 PM
  • "Apple anti-trust ebooks" BigPond 9:25 PM
  • "Apple iTV to feature Kinect-like games console, says report" T3 9:24 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It Will Soon be Friday" eXtensions 8:58 PM
  • "Simplicity Is So Complicated" YMP Now 7:47 PM
  • "Steve Jobs and MTV: Nine Steps to All the Power You'll Ever Need" Forbes 7:30 PM
  • "Why Was Apple Meeting with Game Developer Valve? [Video] Mashable 12:51 PM
  • "Steve Jobs movie starring Kutcher to focus on CEO's early years" CNET News 12:29 PM
  • "Google's Sergey Brin: Facebook and Apple a threat to Internet freedom" CNET News 12:29 PM
  • "You're the Pundit: Are the MacBooks about to merge?" TUAW 11:49 AM
  • "Convergence: First our iPhone, now our furniture!" iMore 11:49 AM
  • "That Ashton Kutcher Steve Jobs Movie Sounds Pretty Awful Already" Gizmodo 11:48 AM
  • "How former Microsoft tech chief Nathan Myhrvold could have created the iPhone" GeekWire 9:00 AM
  • "Why I'm moving away from Apple, and specifically, the iPhone and going to the store" CodeBetter 4/14
  • "New iPhone to have changes to chip, body, screen?" GMA News 4/14
  • "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 4/14
  • "Is a Yacht Philippe Starck's 'Revolutionary' Apple Project? [Rumor] Mashable 4/14
  • "Is Steve Jobs the right kind of role model to emulate?" Western Mail 4/14
  • "Do Apple Need To Buy A Streaming Company?" World TV PC 4/14
  • "Who's lying? Apple denies 'revolutionary' project with Philippe Starck" Neowin 4/14
  • "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 4/14
  • "Are Apple And Valve Cooperating on an Answer to Google Glasses?" Forbes 4/14
  • "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 4/14
  • "uh oh, broken iPhone? Welcome to The Global Brain." Forbes 4/14
  • "Top three things Tim Cook was most likely doing at Valve's headquarters this week" The Verge 4/14
  • "What was Apple CEO Tim Cook doing at game designer Valve's headquarters?" Appolicious 4/14
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Are you crazy?" Macworld 4/14
  • "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
  • "Nokia Lumia 900 Review: This One's A No-Brainer" TechCrunch 12:30 PM
  • "Hands on with Galaxy Player 3.6, Samsung's answer to the iPod Touch" Ars Technica 12:52 PM
  • "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 4/14
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "11 Adorable Kid-Proof Device Cases" Mashable 8:15 PM
  • "Anuman offers 3 in 1 Adventure Pack and Crime Pack for iPhone, iPad AppleTell" AppleTell 7:27 PM
  • "This week's must have: The bullet-proof iPhone" CNET News 10:38 AM
  • "CloudOn gives iPad users MS Office access" Israel 21 10:03 AM
  • "Earth Dog Returns To Save The Environment" prMac 8:43 AM
  • "QUBYX Releases PerfectLum Suite With QA Features And Remote Control" prMac 8:43 AM
  • "Convert AVCHD Videos for iPhone iPad More Easily" prMac 8:43 AM
  • "Reality releases Birbal Cooks, an Interactive children story for iOS" prMac 8:43 AM
  • "Speed PRO+ 1.0 Universal app released with retina graphics" prMac 8:43 AM
  • "Multilingual Family Releases New Language Learning Sight Words App" prMac 8:43 AM
  • "Music-making apps for iOS: Macworld takes a look at some of the other newest and best apps for making music on iOS" Macworld UK 8:37 AM
  • "Paper for iPad hits 1.5 million downloads in first two weeks" The Verge 4/14
  • "The iClarified Menu Bar App for OS X is Now Available on the Mac App Store" iClarified 4/14
  • "Wreak Total Havoc In Burnout Crash" App Advice 4/14
  • "Skylanders Cloud Patrol is in the App Store" AppleTell 4/14
  • "Apple iPad accessories: Essential bits of kit" CNET News 4/14
  • "Dancing Animals Return to Entertain Kids ages 2-6 on iPad/iPhone" prMac 4/14
  • "PDF2Office for iWork v2.0 - Convert PDF-to-iWork formats" prMac 4/14
  • "Dad creates iPhone app to capture, store, and share memories" prMac 4/14
  • "Candy Eater Arcade Game iOS: Help Andy the Germ Eat his favorite Candies" prMac 4/14
  • "Ace Slot Machine Casino II Doubles Down on iPhone and iPad Gaming" prMac 4/14
  • "Woods Defense: Fairy's Power 1.0 Free for iOS - Tower Defense Maze Game" prMac 4/14
  • "Simple Period 3.0 for iOS: Menstruation + Reproduction Tracking Calendar" prMac 4/14
  • "Sneakerology Keeps Users In The know About The Hottest Sneakers" prMac 4/14
  • "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
  • "Hewlett Packard: Whitman Has To Move Fast" Seeking Alpha 8:45 AM
  • "Elementary, my dear Watson: IBM sees future in supercomputer/Technology to tackle law, medicine" Lansing State Journal 9:59 AM
  • "IBM Reaches Into The App Layer For Varicent" Seeking Alpha 8:45 AM
  • "Motorola calls $4 billion royalty figure 'misleading' but doesn't dispute the number per se: Late on Friday, Motorola Mobility filed its opposition brief to a Microsoft motion for partial summary judgment that asks a federal court in Seattle to find that Motorola breached contractual obligations by making excessive royalty demands that are nowhere near a FRAND royalty level." Foss Patents 10:37 AM
  • "Legislators Weigh-In On Microsoft Data Center" Sheridan Media 10:03 AM
  • "Oracle and Google's Android copyright row trial begins" BBC 7:21 PM
  • "Game time: Oracle, Google set to face off over Android" GigaOM 8:38 AM
  • "FCC Proposes $25,000 Fine on Google" [Paid Membership Required] 8:37 AM
  • "FCC aims to fine Google $25,000 for impeding data-collection probe" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:28 PM
  • "Google fined $25,000 for impeding FCC investigation" Reuters 9:04 PM
  • "Cisco expands technology array for SMBs: Vendor enables customers to get the most out of mobility and cloud solutions" ITP Technology 9:58 AM
  • "Expecting Cisco To Surge On New NDS Acquisition" Seeking Alpha 8:45 AM
  • "Cisco: A Strong And Healthy Stock To Own" Seeking Alpha 8:50 AM
  • "SAP And Databases: No Longer An Oxymoron" Seeking Alpha 8:45 AM
  • "Oz parliament may investigate tech price discrimination: Gouging to go under microscope?" The Register 7:21 PM
  • "Man uses Google Earth to find long-lost mother" CNET News 9:06 PM
  • "Web freedom facing greatest threat: Google founder" Reuters 9:04 PM
  • "New Net Name System Mired in Controversy: If you want to own your own top-level domain you have until Friday to submit your application (along with the $180,000 fee). Once the deadline passes, that is it for the foreseeable future." [Paid Membership Required] 7:55 PM
  • "14 Tech-Forward Concepts Reshaping Our Future" Mashable 7:53 PM
  • "Daring to Cut Off Amazon" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:24 PM
  • "Netflix CEO criticizes Comcast on Net neutrality, data caps" CNET News 9:06 PM
  • "Netflix CEO calls out Comcast on net neutrality" paidContent 7:20 PM
  • "Reed Hastings Goes After Comcast, Again, on Facebook. Again." AllThingsD 7:20 PM
  • "Doubt over Sony plans" AFP 9:00 AM
  • "Best Buy names the 50 stores to close — includes 19 in 3 states" Digital Trends 8:37 AM
  • "Yahoo! enters! last! chance! saloon! ... through the revolving door" The Register 9:01 AM
  • "New Yahoo Chief of Staff Comes In, While Previous One Goes to Facebook" AllThingsD 8:37 AM
  • "Google Finally Gets Right To Gmail Trademark In Germany" TechCrunch 8:35 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "How Good Business Can Lift Apple's Share Price" Bloomberg 9:18 PM
  • "Apple: The Pullback Might Be Worse Next Week" Seeking Alpha 4/14
  • "They Just Don't Get Apple!" [Video Report] TheStreet 4/14
  • "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 4/14
  • "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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