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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
 

 

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Tuesday Highlights: As the world ponders what the next big thing from Apple might be, it could be staring us in the face on the next iPhone, the sapphire glass; EU approves Apple's purchase of Beats; Market Realist examines the App Store, Apple's continual growth engine; CNNMoney's Contessa Gayles looks at Apple's purchases of BookLamp and Swell as the company seeks to enhance their radio service; Macworld reviews Folder Tidy for OS X, which provides custom rules for cleaning up folder chaos on your Mac; Spotify fans head over to Tuts+ for a how-to on getting most out of the streaming service; remember Quicken for OS X?; Jonny Evans covers the 9 industries that are using iBeacon; warning on Instagram for iOS when used on public WiFi, can expose you to hacking risk; AppleCare+ service expanding to Mexico and Sweden; Apple updates the MacBook Pro lineup (Retina models) with faster processors, double memory, lower pricing, more in our Hardware/Software section where we've posted some of Apple's 33 granted patents, including a smart navigation routing service; and the latest iPhone 6 housing is shown in video; word from Asia that iWatch delayed, glum outlook.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple and Samsung CEOs and chief lawyers agree to meet in San Francisco court for settlement talks moderated by magistrate judge"  Foss Patents 3:52 PM
  • "US judge sends Apple, Samsung to settlement talks" Reuters 5:40 PM
  • "Samsung, Apple Seek Settlement" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:22 PM
  • "Apple & Samsung Agree with Court-Suggested Settlement Talks" The Mac Observer 5:40 PM
  • "Apple's Secret Plan For Its Cash Stash" ["How about buying up its own supply chain? A lot of high-tech manufacturers on The Global 2000 dream about controlling what they pay for components and gaining the assurance that crucial parts will flow as needed. Apple is one of very few firms with the financial wherewithal to make that come true, specifically by buying production equipment to outfit new and existing factories in Asia that other people will run."]  Forbes 12:17 PM
  • "Why Apple Stock Has Been Taking a Beating"  Time 9:12 AM
  • "Apple at $580: Christmas in April/Apple has dipped down almost 10% over the past several trading days. Investors should view this as an opportunity to buy a strong growth stock at a discount, and not consider day-to-day unexplained stock movements as a sign of weakness in the underlying company."  Forbes 8:04 AM
  • "Let the Apple correction play out" MarketWatch 9:04 AM
  • "2012: Apple market widens on 7-inch iPad claims/2012 is a year that matters. Some say it's a year of change. For CEO Tim Cook it should be the year he leads Apple to consolidate its leadership with this year's crop: the iPhone 5, new Macs, iTunes and, of course, this fabled new 7-inch iPad the company may, or may not, have planned." Computerworld Blogs 7:56 AM
  • "Apple and Valve: Could frenemies really team up? A rumored paring up between Apple and Valve has gamers salivating, but there would be many hurdles to such a partnership." CNET News 8:06 AM
  • "March Quarter Mac Sales Could Miss (Not That It Really Matters)" AllThingsD 8:43 AM
  • "Apple 2Q12 Earnings Preview: Expect Strong iPhone And iPad Results" Seeking Alpha 8:18 AM
  • "AAPL: Cowen Ups FYQ2 iPhone Estimate" Barron's 9:57 AM
  • "Apple keeps up pressure on Motorola Mobility with multilingual alphabet patent" Foss Patents 11:20 AM
  • "German Apple lawsuit against HTC over multilingual alphabet stayed until next year" Foss Patents 8:29 AM
  • "Chinese environmental group praises Apple: Chinese environmental group that will be auditing Apple's Chinese factories has praised Apple for arranging the audit" Macworld UK 8:41 AM
  • "U.S. Sues Apple For eBook Pricing as Three Firms Settle" Bloomberg 8:08 AM
  • "Should Apple's CFO fear for his job after new hire? Apple has hired a well qualified new vice president of sales, Zane Rowe" Macworld UK 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Pressures Beijing With iPad Snub" Forbes 11:24 AM
OS X
News
  • "Symantec: Flashback malware now down to 140K machines/The Flashback malware is still on the decline, but the security firm says its latest estimate of infected machines is higher than expected." CNET News 6:48 PM
  • "Google target of new federal privacy probe" ["The Federal Trade Commission is deep into an investigation of Google's actions in bypassing the default privacy settings of Apple's Safari browser for Google users, according to sources familiar with ongoing negotiations between the company and the government."] San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 11:45 AM
  • "Google faces WHOPPING FTC fine for Safari privacy gaffe: Google is reportedly going to be slapped with a bigger regulatory fine than the meagre one handed down to it from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) late last week." The Register 11:46 AM
  • "Google faces fine for bypassing Apple's Safari privacy settings" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Java update is no protection against new SabPub Mac Trojan: SabPub Mac Trojan is spreading via Word documents, using an ancient vulnerability" Macworld UK 8:41 AM
  • "New SabPab Variant Uses Word Files to Infect Macs" Intego 8:30 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Apple Configurator: Using Volume Purchase Program (VPP) Redemption Codes" Apple Support 9:28 PM
  • "Monitor OS X LaunchAgents folders to help prevent malware attacks: While malware scanners can detect threats once definitions for them are available, you can monitor or lock your systems' launch agents folders to more proactively prevent attacks on your system." CNET Reviews 3:59 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "FileMaker 12 review: Everything is new again, and some of it is free" Macworld UK 8:28 AM
  • "MacJournal 6 is an ideal personal writing organizer" Macworld 1:06 PM
  • "DragonDrop Simplifies OS X Drag & Drop" MacStories 12:17 PM
  • "Inside Mac Games Review: Richie The Gnome: Treasure Hunter" Inside Mac Games 9:15 AM
  • "How to Enable Half Star Rating in iTunes" Amsys 7:52 AM
  • "Have iTunes Tell You What's Playing In The Dock [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Find Large Files in Mac OS X with Search" OS X Daily 12:14 PM
  • "Unzip almost any archive file" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Automatically restart network on lost connection" Mac OS X Hints 10:04 AM
  • "20 Ways This Mac Super Finder Is Better Than The Mac's Built-in Finder" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "A Free, Pure, One Trick Pony App Takes Your Mac Back To The Past" TeraTalks 7:54 AM
  • "Try A Cheap Mac App That Brings Google Music To Your Ears (without browser or Flash)" NoodleMac 7:54 AM
  • "Add 125 Photo Styles, Filters, Effects, And Tools To Your Mac With CameraBag" McSolo 7:55 AM
  • "One Free Mac App Can Turn You Into A Mac Power User" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "10 Ways To Use The Free Mac Notes App That Doesn't Really Growl" BohemianBoomer 7:54 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Interview: Nate Weiner Talks Pocket Launch, Read It Later Evolution" MacStories 6:54 PM
  • "iTunes' Windows Problem" Slashdot 11:21 AM
  • "What The Hell Is A UDID And Why Is Apple Killing Apps That Track Them? [Feature] Cult of Mac 10:25 AM
  • "Latest Mac Malware Attack Is a Wake-Up Call for OS X Users" Wired 8:48 AM
  • "Avoiding Lion, Apple Refurb Value, Why Millennials Might Be Avoiding Cars, and More" Low End Mac 4:00 PM
Press Releases
  • "Gemini Duplicate File Finder for OS X Gets Finder Integration" iClarified 2:14 PM
  • "Zevrix Deliver Express at 50% off on TheMacBundles This Week" prMac 9:12 AM
  • "konsonant - A Unique Suite of Language Toys for Mac" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "iPhix 1.0 for Mac OS - Filter/Adjust/Share - Create Art with Every Snap" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "FileMaker Starting Point 3 Released" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "AppActions releases matchTag for Mac OS X" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "SabPub: Find Out if Your Mac is Infected and Remove it." Amsys 7:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Jony Ive nominated as British Visionary Innovator: Apple's British born designer is up against Banksy, Dyson, and Tim Berners-Lee" Macworld UK 10:37 AM
  • "Sir Tim Berners-Lee makes 'British Innovator' shortlist" Computerworld UK 10:36 AM
  • "This Former Apple Manager Wants To Fix A Major Headache With The iPad" Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "MokaFive's new iOS app serves enterprise BYOD market with access to secure corporate files" The Next Web 8:30 AM
  • "MokaFive launches app to secure iPads and iPhones for work" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Apple hires United Continental CFO as VP of Sales (after airline replaces paper manuals with iPads)" TUAW 8:32 AM
  • "Greenpeace's Hazy iCloud Numbers" AllThingsD 3:56 PM
  • "Greenpeace Says Apple, Amazon Clouds Are Dirty, But They Disagree" Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "Greenpeace slams Apple despite its clean power data center plans" GigaOM 10:33 AM
  • "Greenpeace: Apple Fuels iCloud with Dirty, Dirty Coal" Wired Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "Samuel L. Jackson, Zooey Deschanel Star in New Apple Ads [Videos] Mashable 8:13 AM
  • "Zooey Deschanel oozes nerdy allure for Sprint's iPhone: Having earlier seen Samuel L. Jackson shill with Siri for Verizon, now Zooey Deschanel brings out her beautiful nerdiness to help sell the Sprint iPhone 4S. It seems, though, that both stars will be used for both carriers." CNET News 8:48 AM
  • "Apple airing new Siri commercials with various celebrities" SlashGear 8:04 AM
  • "New iPhone 4S Siri commercials cool like Fonzi" Appolicious 8:11 AM
  • "Zooey Deschanel and Samuel L. Jackson need Siri's help too" Digital Trends 8:44 AM
  • "Siri takes a star turn" Fortune 8:18 AM
  • "Jumptap: iPad 3 Sales Robust but Web Traffic Small for Now" MacPrices 12:39 PM
  • "Ziggy leaves Siri speechless: New app challenges Apple for future of voice recognition" Boston Herald 8:53 AM
  • "NYC Apple Stores Holding Special Events During Tribeca Festival" The Mac Observer 8:44 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Start-up rekindles holographic storage dream" SmartPlanet 12:03 PM
  • "Yahoo poaches PayPal executives for new commerce unit" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Nordic region, Ireland adopt new 'connected telly' standard" The Register 11:47 AM
  • "Samsung boss vows siblings won't see a penny of inheritance" The Register 11:46 AM
  • "Citrix releases NetScaler 10: 'Cloud-like' functionality is added to application delivery controller from Citrix" Network World 11:22 AM
  • "HTC prepares to launch lower-end 'Kewang' smartphones for China" IDG News Service 11:21 AM
  • "Sony teases free Playstation Vita apps" TG Daily 11:42 AM
  • "Sony announces 'nasne' digital media hub for its PlayStation, PC, tablet and phone lines" Techworld 11:41 AM
  • "Next-Gen Ford Sync Could Include Netflix, Hulu" PC Magazine 11:17 AM
  • "Ikea Integrates HDTV, Blu-ray Player and Speakers into Furniture Line" Techland 11:50 AM
  • "Sprint selling Lenovo IdeaPad with built-in 4G for $200" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Hacker's Tiny Spy Computer Cracks Corporate Networks, Fits In An Altoid Tin" Forbes 9:48 AM
  • "GMail outages reported" CNET News 12:15 PM
  • "Google Earth maps Queen's Diamond Jubilee route" ZDNet UK 12:03 PM
  • "Google revamps network via OpenFlow" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Google Drive Revealed: Watch Out Dropbox/Scheduled to arrive next week, Google Drive storage service comes with 5GB of free disk space." InformationWeek 10:07 AM
  • "Oakley preparing to compete with Google's Project Glass" Electronista 10:35 AM
  • "Nokia can't compete with Apple, Android, say European carriers: Nokia's Lumia lineup can't match the appeal of the iPhone and Android, say European carrriers trying to sell the new Windows Phone handsets." CNET News 8:48 AM
  • "YouMail axes BlackBerry app support after 'steady exodus' - Apr. 17, 2012" CNNMoney 8:10 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Interview: Megadeth's David Ellefson Talks Shop About Rock Shop (Video)/David Ellefson Rock Shop is a solid and simple guitar/bass amp-modeling app that runs on iOS. It is made by PocketLabWorks and works in conjunction with the company's iRiff Port cable/interface." TechCrunch 9:14 AM
  • "Interview questions from Bruno Ferrari" asymco 8:29 AM
  • "How a pilot uses the iPad" GigaOM 8:27 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple screws UK disties, punts just 13,000 iPads to channel: Apple neglected the channel when divvying up stocks of the latest iPad, but disties that laid hands on the device found the margins were slightly more generous than on previous generations." Channel Register 8:49 AM
  • "Scent designed to smell like Macbook Pro" TG Daily 8:42 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins a Major Patent Victory for the iTunes Store" Patently Apple 9:27 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patents for Motion Tracking User Interface, Future Magic Mouse Advancements & More" Patently Apple 12:25 PM
  • "Apple Wins Tenth Telephonic MacBook Patent with a few Twists" Patently Apple 9:27 AM
  • "Apple granted iTunes user interface patent" AppleInsider 5:50 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Flying Defense For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "Goop For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "New Weekly Specials at TheMacBundles are Deliver Express and Brush Pilot" TheMacBundles 8:02 AM
  • "Best iPad prices: $299 refurbished iPad returns" FairerPlatform 1:19 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "A month with the new iPad" BGR 9:29 AM
  • "Brookstone's Pocket Projector, Big Blue speakers perfect for movie night | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog" TUAW 7:23 PM
  • "Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter Review" Mac|Life 12:15 PM
  • "The Ultimate All-in-One Card Reader for The New iPad (Video)" M.I.C. Gadget 8:28 AM
  • "Blackmagic Ultrastudio 3D review: Thunderbolt and 3D capabilities bring Video I/O bang up to date" Macworld UK 8:28 AM
  • "Review: Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540 All-in-One Printer" TechCrunch 9:55 AM
  • "Video Review: Waterfield Designs iPad Travel Express" Run Around Tech 8:29 AM
  • "Speck's CandyShell Grip has finger pads to aid in gaming on your iPhone 4/4S" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "You'll Want To Drive This Highway Car Charger" MacNews 8:19 AM
  • "SkinIt skins for the new iPad review AppleTell" AppleTell 8:27 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Make & Sell Your Own iOS Games with Sketch Nation Studio" Apple Gazette 9:06 PM
  • "iPad Diagramming Tool Is A Good Desktop Companion: OmniGraffle by The Omni Group is a Microsoft Visio competitor that offers professional diagramming for OS X and the iPad." BYTE 10:20 AM
  • "Pocket review: Read It Later reinvents itself" The Verge 9:15 AM
  • "Harmony Link Makes the iPad a Less-Than-Ideal Remote" MacNewsWorld 8:29 AM
  • "Dolphin Browser with Sonar Review" Mac|Life 10:25 AM
  • "Ban.jo Review: App knows where to find your friends—as well as strangers" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Appidemic: Lightup for iPhone, iPod touch" AppleTell 8:27 AM
  • "The Avengers assemble on iPhone and iPad!" iMore 8:27 AM
  • "SpellTower for iPhone and iPad offers a fun twist to classic word search" iMore 8:26 AM
  • "Simpl Review: Simpl is a website builder that creates a site directly from the iPad." 148Apps 10:35 AM
  • "DevilDark: The Fallen Kingdom Review/DevilDark: The Fallen Kingdom is an action-RPG that makes the mistake of being too monotonous." 148Apps 8:28 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 9:29 PM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: Apple's Dream of Appliance Computing is Unobtainable" The Mac Observer 4:22 PM
  • "Tell me again. Why we think Apple will make a TV set? After four years of speculation there's still not a shred of hard evidence" Fortune 3:58 PM
  • "Apple's Biggest TV Competitor Might Just Be IKEA" PadGadget 3:56 PM
  • "Apple TV in High Demand, Threatens Leading Brands: A new study from KAE says 25 percent of US respondents are ready to buy an Apple-branded TV." CE Pro 4:49 PM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Stop the Apple Game Center Cheaters!" The Mac Observer 2:09 PM
  • "What Steve Jobs said about an iPad 'mini'" Fortune 1:25 PM
  • "5 Reasons That I Hate My iPhone" Forbes 1:19 PM
  • "Postmortem: How iOS Game Waking Mars Came to Life" Wired 1:06 PM
  • "Opinion: Bluetooth Toggle App For iOS Devices Hits An Apple Miss" AppleBitch 12:50 PM
  • "No Analyst Consensus on 2Q 2012 iPhone Unit Sales" The Mac Observer 10:47 AM
  • "The 'Kindled' iPad: Why We Don't Need Apple's Restitution" Forbes 10:05 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Mini rumors, mini credibility" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:04 AM
  • "Will T-Mobile get the iPhone 5? T-Mobile offers great value on its service, but customers are frustrated by the lack of handset choices, especially those lusting to buy an iPhone." CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Analyst: iPad mini a Nightmare for Tablet Competitors" The Mac Observer 9:33 AM
  • "'An iPad Mini Would Be The Competition's Worst Nightmare'" Business Insider 9:15 AM
  • "Microsoft's master plan to beat Apple and Google" CNNMoney 8:09 AM
  • "No Retina Displays Mac Until Next Year? Noooo...." MacNews 8:09 AM
  • "Is Apple REALLY family-friendly or does it just want you to think it is?" ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "What Could Go Wrong When You Add Siri To The Human Brain Supercomputer?" PixoBebo 7:54 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Why Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition won't be coming to Wii U, or any other consoles" Ars Technica 5:36 PM
  • "Analysis: 3 Versions of Windows 8 to Compete with OS X 10.8 & iOS 6" The Mac Observer 3:50 PM
  • "Two Sides of the Consumer Coin to Windows RT" Tech.pinions 1:16 PM
  • "Who's accountable for IT failure? (part two)" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "67 Books Every Geek Should Read to Their Kids: A Printable List" Wired 11:58 AM
  • "Watch Out, Best Buy, Ikea Will Soon Sell Their Own HDTV System And It's Awesome" TechCrunch 11:40 AM
  • "How Google Drive will compare to Dropbox" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "A 5GB Google Drive Next Week? Almost Time to Leave Dropbox?" Techland 11:51 AM
  • "Google G-drive app leak sparks 5GB file vault riddle: Will Gmail giant enlarge docs package?" The Register 11:46 AM
  • "Google Drive: 5 Things Needed to Succeed" PCWorld 11:19 AM
  • "Spoiler alert: Your TV will be hacked" InfoWorld 11:02 AM
  • "Steer clear of these BYOD boondoggles" InfoWorld 11:01 AM
  • "New Star Trek Video Game Trailer Shows Why 2013 Is Going To Be An Epic Year For Trekkers" Forbes 10:56 AM
  • "Reading Between the Linux Contributor List's Lines" LinuxInsider 10:42 AM
  • "T-Mobile's Spokeswoman Gets an Edgy Makeover" ABCNews 10:17 AM
  • "3 issues the cloud can't solve for you" InfoWorld 11:02 AM
  • "Despite All the Sturm und Drang, Yahoo Will Likely Beat This Quarter (It's the Next Step That's a Doozy)" AllThingsD 9:42 AM
  • "Anyone Want to License RIM's BlackBerry Platform? Anyone? Bueller?" AllThingsD 12:10 PM
  • "How a super feature phone could save RIM" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "3 best headphones and earbuds" CNNMoney 9:34 AM
  • "How Google Drive will compare to Dropbox" ZDNet 11:24 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 9:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Knitting Ideas From Creative Knitting" 148Apps 12:14 PM
  • "Finally, an iPhone Case with a Built-in Magna Doodle" Techland 12:13 PM
  • "FoxTrot author creates 'Pad Packs' with iBooks Author" TUAW 11:47 AM
  • "Happly For iPad Helps Curious Kids Discover The Web...Safely" TechCrunch 11:40 AM
  • "Buoy Tags: A simple and effective way to organize cables" TUAW 11:18 AM
  • "Facetrainer: Guess The Friend From The Distorted Facebook Photo" 148Apps 10:39 AM
  • "New iPhone case protects it from those wackos who shoot 50 caliber bullets at it" 9 to 5 Mac 10:24 AM
  • "iOS 5.1 Untethered Jailbreak and Unlock Released for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs, iPad 2 and New iPad 3 Cydia" PRWeb 9:30 AM
  • "FreshGames Works its Magic Again with Cubis(R) Creatures Launch on iOS" PRWeb 9:30 AM
  • "Learning Ally Audio App for iPhone and iPad Enables Direct Downloading of Accessible Audiobooks" PRWeb 9:30 AM
  • "SongFreaks Revolutionizes the iPhone and Android Music Player with new LyricStream Technology" PRWeb 9:30 AM
  • "Read It Later becomes Pocket, goes free for all" TUAW 9:12 AM
  • "Read It Later Rebrands To Pocket, Gets New Apps, Looks Amazing" Macgasm 6:49 PM
  • "Tours4Fun's New Mobile Travel App Hits the Apple Marketplace" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "Rogue No More: MokaFive Lets Employees Use iPads and iPhones Securely on the Job" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "Message Transformer For iPhone Lets You Transform Text Into Different Styles To Be Used In Other Apps" Redmond Pie 8:55 AM
  • "Sensopia Announces the Release of MagicPlan 2.0 - An Augmented Reality Technology Break-Through Using MagicAR" Sensopia 8:01 AM
  • "New Taekwondo app and quiz game released for iOS and Android" prMac 12:13 PM
  • "From Russia with Love is something the AppleStore has not seen yet" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "SongFreaks LyricStream Revolutionizes iPhone and Android Music Players" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Hunting Aid 1.0 for iOS - Discover Best Hunting Times" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Wisekopf introduces iBeThere for iPhone: Where Will You Be?" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Debt Snowball+ Released for iPhone" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Logical Thought releases Routinely, a visual schedule app for iOS" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "AppCurry releases Talking Car Zippy Free for iOS" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "The Escapers release Flux 4" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "techBASIC: 5 Star STEM Education iPad/iPhone App Gets New Capabilities" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "MagicFrogPad 2Plus Released: Using the Apple MagicTrackpad as a keyboard" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Valuing the Sunny Side of Life" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Chimani to Give Away 1 Million Mobile Apps for National Park Week" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Life Inventory iPad / Greater Self-Understanding for All Aspects of Life" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Introducing Proximity App - Text your location when you are nearby" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Agile Tortoise releases Drafts, an iPhone app to capture and share ideas" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "3D Molecules Edit&Drill is a special Chemistry resource for iPad" prMac 7:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft results may get lift from PC sales: Analysts expecting moderate quarter, with Windows 8 still on deck" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Forbes Earnings Preview: Microsoft" Forbes 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft's master plan to beat Apple and Google" CNNMoney 9:35 AM
  • "How Microsoft's 'silent majority' hurts Windows: Anonymized behavior is allegedly driving the changes to Windows' UI hated by users. Are users that conflicted, or is Microsoft getting it wrong?" InfoWorld 11:01 AM
  • "Windows 8 Coming In 4 Editions: Windows 8 will ship in two fewer versions than Windows 7 did, as Microsoft looks to streamline its OS offerings." InformationWeek 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft pares Windows 8 to three editions for Intel: Dumps WOA, names ARM OS 'Windows RT'" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Microsoft To Sell 3 Flavors Of Win 8; ARM Edition Has Office" Forbes 9:54 AM
  • "Three 'flavours' for Microsoft's Windows 8 OS" BBC 10:19 AM
  • "Microsoft sheds some light on the 3 flavors of Windows 8" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Nokia, Microsoft in SD to hear startups' pitches" UTSanDiego 11:25 AM
  • "Larry Page leads as first witness in Oracle, Google IP trial" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "Ellison Takes the Stand Against Google Today in Java Trial" AllThingsD 12:13 PM
  • "Ellison, Page both take the stand as Google argues 'Java language is free and open'" Ars Technica 8:40 PM
  • "Summary Box: Oracle mulled expansion into phones" Yahoo! News 5:51 PM
  • "Google says Oracle should not get piece of Android" Reuters 12:14 PM
  • "Oracle's opening statement vs. Google: 91 slides" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Google: Oracle Wants To Glom Onto Android's Success/Day two of trial featured Oracle CEO Larry Ellison on the stand, plus Google assertions that case boils down to Oracle trying to latch onto Android's accomplishments." InformationWeek 4:03 PM
  • "Oracle says Google's own emails show its guilt" Reuters 10:06 AM
  • "Oracle says Google knowingly 'broke the rules' with Java" IDG News Service 11:02 AM
  • "Google and Oracle battle over the future of Android" CNNMoney 3:53 PM
  • "Google, Oracle Battle in Court" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:35 PM
  • "HP: Oracle executives believed Sun acquisition was a mistake" IDG News Service 10:30 AM
  • "Copyright conundrum in Oracle-Google case: Is a computer language fair game?" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Oracle v Google could clear way for copyright on languages, APIs" The Register 11:46 AM
  • "Oracle releases patch addressing 88 security vulnerabilities" V3 11:53 AM
  • "Despite Flat Sales, I.B.M. Earnings Beat Estimates" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:51 PM
  • "IBM reports sales light, but sees strong earnings outlook" CNET News 4:03 PM
  • "IBM Slips: Q1 Rev Misses, EPS Beats; Raises Year Profit View" Barron's 3:58 PM
  • "IBM Earnings Beat At $2.78, Revenue Below Forecasts" Business Insider 3:56 PM
  • "IBM boosts 2012 outlook after first quarter results" Yahoo! News 3:58 PM
  • "IBM's Mixed Q1 2012: Revenue Flat At $24.7B; Net Income Up 7 Percent To $3.1B" TechCrunch 3:58 PM
  • "Hardware Sales Are Drag for IBM" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:25 PM
  • "Earnings Preview: IBM" Zacks 9:49 AM
  • "IBM awards fellowship for cloud research work" EE Times 10:41 AM
  • "Toshiba to Buy IBM's Point-of-Sale Business for $850 Million" Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "Toshiba, IBM in POS Deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Toshiba said to buy IBM point-of-sale ops for ¥70B" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Seven Questions About Analytics for IBM's Mike Rhodin" AllThingsD 9:43 AM
  • "HP Calls Audit by South Korea's Competition Regulator 'routine'" IDG News Service 11:19 AM
  • "HP India expands 'computer labs in shipping containers' pilot" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "AMD picks up GPU share ahead of Trinity launch" TG Daily 11:42 AM
  • "Intel Reports First-Quarter Revenue of $12.9 Billion" Intel 3:56 PM
  • "Intel Once Again Beats the Street" AllThingsD 3:56 PM
  • "Intel Earnings Come In On Track, But The Stock Is Slipping After Hours" Business Insider 3:56 PM
  • "Intel delivers strong quarter, teases smartphone chips: By business unit, Intel's results are mixed. PC client, data center, and other products all fall compared to a year ago." CNET News 3:58 PM
  • "Intel Reports $12.9 billion revenue for Q1 2012, tells us to expect more hybrid tablets" The Verge 7:01 PM
  • "Intel: Wait 'til next quarter" CNNMoney 4:00 PM
  • "Intel Poised For Mobile Push" TheStreet 12:08 PM
  • "First Intel smartphone lauching 'later this week,' says CEO" The Verge 5:36 PM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices Given New $10.00 Price Target at Sterne Agee (AMD)" Zolmax News 8:44 PM
  • "Cisco CEO Chambers vows channel commitment: Networking veteran insists market is improving for resellers" Techworld 8:45 PM
  • "Greenpeace chides Apple and Microsoft over unclean datacentre energy use" V3 11:52 AM
  • "Amazon, Microsoft low on Greenpeace clean-energy 'cloud' index" Seattle Times 11:24 AM
  • "New semiconductor synthesized from graphene" TG Daily 11:42 AM
  • "Gartner: Worldwide Semiconductor Sales up $5.4 Billion in 2011" IDG News Service 11:18 AM
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Apple News
  • "PREVIEW-Apple investors brace for more turbulence" Reuters 9:16 PM
  • "Apple's Rally Pauses: Don't Panic" [Video Report] Forbes 3:55 PM
  • "Apple: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" [Video Report] CNBC 3:54 PM
  • "Apple shares gain after sharp plunge" CNNMoney 2:14 PM
  • "Worried About Apple? Here's How to Protect Your Portfolio" CNBC 1:06 PM
  • "Five Down-Days Doesn't Make a Bad Apple" TheStreet 11:24 AM
  • "Apple's 'bubble' hasn't burst" CNNMoney 10:34 AM
  • "Apple At $1,650 Looking Like A Pipe Dream" Forbes 10:26 AM
  • "Apple's Losing Streak" [Video Report] CNBC 10:25 AM
  • "Apple shares take a big step back" CNNMoney 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Gains In Early Trade; Buying Opportunity, Say Baird, Mizuho" Barron's 8:08 AM
  • "Funds Rotate Out of Apple and into Microsoft (Why I'm Bearish on Apple)" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "How to Play Apple's Pullback" TheStreet 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Vs. Dell: How Buybacks Can Distort Return On Equity" Seeking Alpha 10:25 AM
  • "It's Just A Flesh Wound: Apple Stocks Down For Fifth Consecutive Day" TechCrunch 8:50 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple surges back, leading big tech gains: Shares of Apple Inc. surged Tuesday, jumping more than 5% by the closing bell to end the stock's best trading session since late January and leading a strong afternoon for the rest of the tech sector." MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "U.S. stocks, Apple jump as global woes ebb: IPhone maker recoups prior day's losses and more" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Biggest Rally in 1 Month as Apple Surges" Bloomberg 4:08 PM
  • "Wall Street Races Higher Amid Earnings, Spain Optimism" FOXBusiness 4:18 PM
  • "Wall Street rallies on earnings, Europe news" Reuters 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks Soar as Global Worries Subside" TheStreet 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks log best gains in a month" CNNMoney 4:18 PM
  • "Spanish bond auction boosts equities" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks Close Above 13,000: Stocks rallied as worries eased about Spain's rising borrowing costs and investors cheered a series of strong quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks: Europe, economy and earnings in focus" CNNMoney 9:34 AM
  • "Europe Drags on Asia Markets" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Drop on China's Foreign Investment, Spanish Yields" Bloomberg 9:46 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks slide on China, Spain worries" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "Spanish Auction Lifts European Markets" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:06 PM
  • "Europe Stocks Jump Most This Year on Spain Debt, German Economy" Bloomberg 12:06 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Spain auction, optimism drive Europe stock rally/Repsol drops after Argentine move to nationalize YPF" MarketWatch 12:06 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:23 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:23 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:42 PM
  • "3 Tech Stocks To Buy On A Pullback" TheStreet 9:53 AM

 
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