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

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  • "A smaller version of the iPad? Rumors still swirling about Apple's plans" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 6:49 PM
  • "iOS Users Surf The Internet More On Their Devices As Compared To Android Users, Study Reveals" Redmond Pie 7:35 AM
  • "Jobs boost for Cork as Apple pledges to create 500 jobs" IrishCentral 9:32 AM
  • "Concerns over mobile take shine off Apple" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 7:32 PM
  • "Apple Sued for their Entire Line-up of Touch Related Products"  Patently Apple 4/21
  • "Samsung pushes ahead with Apple patent suits" AsiaOne 4/21
  • "Apple's ebook price-fixing court battle spills into Canada" AppleInsider 4/21
  • "How Apple Can Conquer The Gaming Industry Without Firing A Shot"  Forbes 4/21
  • "Can Tuesday's earnings Report reverse Apple's 2-week slide?" Fortune 4/21
  • "Apple's big year outshines mixed result for Silicon Valley" Silicon Valley 4/21
  • "Caution over Apple despite sweet sales: iPhone maker faces analysts amid souring relations with network providers" The Independent 4/21
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Reflects On His Innovations" Neon Tommy 4/21
  • "Apple iPhone Launches in Five U.S. Regional Carriers" Social Barrel 4/21
  • "Apple Makes a Deal with Local Governments for Oregon Data Center" The Mac Observer 4/21
  • "Flashback infections still in the hundreds of thousands" iTWire 11:48 PM
  • "Office 2011 SP2 AutoUpdate on hold" iTWire 11:48 PM
  • "Adobe Intros Creative Suite 6 with Cloud-based Push" The Mac Observer 11:49 PM
  • "Microsoft pulls Office for Mac 2011 SP2 from AutoUpdate" 9 to 5 Mac 6:03 PM
  • "Flashback bonnet still around 650,000 Macs: Russian AV firm says rivals got the numbers wrong, botnet still controls 650,000 Macs" Macworld UK 4/21
  • "Microsoft pulls Office 2011 SP2 AutoUpdate for Mac" AppleInsider 4/21
  • "Microsoft pulls Office 2011 SP2 from AutoUpdate: Following problems with identity database corruption after installing the latest update, Microsoft has pulled the update from its automatic update service." MacFixIt 4/20
  • "Flashback infections down to 30,000" iTWire 4/20
  • "Flashback Mac Infection Rates Underestimated" Intego 4/20
  • "New report says Flashback infections remain high: Russian security firm contradicts Symantec, warns that infections of Mac OS are not declining." CNET News 4/20
  • "Infected WordPress Blogs Blamed for Mac Flashback Trojan" Techworld 4/20
  • "Apple Mac Attack Began With Infected WordPress Sites: Security researchers watch for a possible Flashback comeback by the botnet operators." Dark Reading 4/20
  • "SabPub Malware Infects Unpatched Word and Java Installations" TidBITS 4/20
  • "Apple eases iCloud migration with free Snow Leopard offer" iTWire 4/20
  • "Luxembourg CIRC develops LaunchAgent monitoring tool for OS X: Following a recent procedure I outlined for monitoring LaunchAgents, the Luxembourg CIRC created an easy-to-use setup utility for implementing this feature." MacFixIt 4/21
  • "Should You Disable Java on Your Computer?" TechNewsDaily 4/21
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/Firmware passwords not resetting on new Mac systems, and more questions answered." CNET Reviews 4/20
  • "DropKey Makes Exchanging Encrypted Files a Snap" TidBITS 4/20
  • "Sharing an iTunes Library around the house" iLounge 4/20
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes tips and tricks" Macworld 4/20
  • "24 Multi-Touch Gestures for Mac OS X" OS X Daily 4/20
  • "Mac Tip: A Simpler Way To Set Up Your Email In Mac OS X Lion" MacTrast 4/20
  • "Set Up Multiple Alarms With Howler Timer [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 4/20
  • "How To Add Cartoon Effects To The Movies On Your Mac" McSolo 4/20
  • "How To Bring Google Voice To Your Mac's Menubar (cheap)" Mac 360 4/20
  • "18 Ways To Use A Simple Timer On Your Mac (it times stuff, it's cheap)" NoodleMac 4/20
  • "Keylogger For Fun And Profit On Your Mac (the app that records all your keystrokes)" BohemianBoomer 4/20
  • "10 New Ways One App Improves The Mac's Finder" TeraTalks 4/20
  • "This Mac App Is The Best On The Planet To Manage Secret Information" Mac 360 4/20
  • "Apple Computers Not As Secure As You Might Think" My Interwebz 7:13 AM
  • "Snow Leopard giveaway: Apple showing a light touch" FairerPlatform 4/20
  • "Watching the Mac Flashback Trojan software die in slow motion" Houston Chronicle 4/20
  • "Cybercrime Game Theory: Why Apple's Malware Grace Period Ended Early" Forbes 4/20
Press Releases
  • "iFunia Video Converter for Mac Adds 1080P Support for New iPad" PRWeb 7:14 AM
  • "Adobe Revel 1.2 adds Retina support & more" Adobe 4/21
  • "VoodooPad 5.0 Released With Full DropBox Syncing" Macgasm 4/21
  • "ClamXav 2.2.5: Tweaks Sentry, fixes auto-update issue" FairerPlatform 4/21
  • "Luxology ships Power SubD-NURBS for modo" Architosh 4/20
  • "Luxology ships Power SubD-NURBS for modo" Architosh 4/20
  • "Play Diablo III On Mac For Free All Weekend Long!" Cult of Mac 4/20
  • "Nocturnal Aviation Software releases Mac Fortran development environment" prMac 4/20
  • "MaBaSoft Releases World Clock Deluxe 4.8" prMac 4/20
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Week in Apple: Mac malware saga continues, Jobs interviews, and more" Ars Technica 4/21
  • "Apple's new iPad and iPhone business sections promote iOS' enterprise capabilities" The Verge 4/21
  • "Apple pushing the iPhone to business with new 'iPhone at Work' webpage" iMore 4/21
  • "How Green Is Your iPad? [Infographic] Mashable 4/20
  • "15 percent of TV viewing takes place on tablets, says Viacom" Digital Trends 4/20
  • "Tim Cook Sighted at Valve? Might As Well Have Been Bigfoot Instead" Mac|Life 4/20
  • "Valve: We never met with Apple, but we'd love to! Reports that Tim Cook visited the game designer were fabricated, but Valve wishes they were true" Macworld UK 4/20
  • "Valve: 'No one here was meeting with Tim Cook'" ZDNet 4/20
  • "Oh My Tech: Setting up the iPad for classrooms/iPad Unfortunately, you can't restrict students from using iMessage on the iPad." Salt Lake Tribune 4/20
  • "Using Empty Beer Bottles to Smuggle iPhone (Video)" M.I.C. Gadget 4/20
  • "Instagram Has 'Jumped the Shark,' Says Top Apple Exec [Updated] Mashable 4/20
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller ditched Instagram when it went Android: Says he liked Instagram when it was a small community of early adopters sharing their photographs, now there's too many people" Macworld UK 4/20
  • "AT&T Watson vs. Apple Siri: Talkin' about a smackdown? AT&T handing over Watson speech recognition technology APIs, SDK to developers in June" Network World 4/20
  • "Commemorative Steve Jobs issue wins award: The D&AD 2012 Yellow Pencil award was given to Bloomberg Businessweek for their issue 'Steve Jobs 1955-2011"." Macworld UK 4/20
  • "Apple Stores Outperforming Other Retailers by a Factor of 17" The Mac Observer 4/20
  • "Apple Highlights Potential For The 'iPhone At Work'" Apple Bitch 4/20
  • "Channel bites Apple's hand off for any old iPads in Q1: Apple sales via independent distributors across Western Europe soared 42 per cent in Q1, figures from channel analyst Context reveal." Channel Register 4/20
  • "Kick the iTunes habit and celebrate Record Store Day" CNET News 4/20
  • "How Pomplamoose Got Lucky With Apple's iTunes" Forbes 4/20
Non-Apple News
  • "John Carter costs Disney CEO his job" TG Daily 12:30 PM
  • "Amazon adds '1-Click' software setup to its cloud" ZDNet UK 4/20
  • "Facebook tweaks terms over censorship fears" ZDNet UK 4/20
  • "Facebook enabling IPv6 on beta site next month" ZDNet 4/20
  • "Amazon brings forward UK shipping date for Kindle Touch" V3 4/20
  • "AT&T's AVP Of Technical Research Explains The New Watson Speech API" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "VLSI confab brings technology, circuits to the fore" EE Times 4/20
  • "Sony to Launch 5GB Online Photo Sharing Service Next Week" IDG News Service 4/20
  • "Freescale's Q1 points to upswing, says CEO" EE Times 4/20
  • "Mozilla smartphone to go on sale in 'late 2012''" BBC 4/20
  • "Tomorrow's Privacy Struggles, On Display Today" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/20
  • "Galaxy S III Reportedly Revealed In Vietnamese Hands-On Video" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "Samsung readying iCloud competitor for May 3? That's the latest report out of Korea, where Maeil Business says the company will be unveiling its S-Cloud service in two weeks." CNET News 4/20
  • "Nokia Plots Cheaper Lumia" [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "SanDisk Drops After Sales Forecast Falls Short of Estimates" Bloomberg 4/20
  • "Microsoft Invents Cool Two Sided Smartphone Display System" Patent Bolt 4/20
  • "Unused e-waste discarded in China raises questions" BBC 4/20
  • "TUAW Talkcast: Rampant speculation and unfounded rumors episode" TUAW 2:19 PM
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 48 - Super Mario 2 Spoiler Alert" Touch Arcade 4/20
  • "Ted Landau Talks AT&T Pricing, Game Center Stats Cheating and aNew Favorite App" MacNotables 4/20
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Tonya Engst, from TidBITS, Avram Piltch from Laptop magazine, and Ian Schray from WellReadApps this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 4/20
  • "Mac Fans Watch for Ivy-Bridge Powered Systems" PCWorld 2:14 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 2012 Rumored Features: How Apple Is Planning To Make It Better Than MacBook Pro Late 2011" International Business Times 4/21
  • "iPhone 5 Release Date: Get Ready for Apple's iPhone 5" Social Barrel 4/21
  • "Digest: The latest on iTunes 11/We've rounded up the rumours about the next version of iTunes" Macworld UK 4/21
  • "Next iPhone said to get new touch panel tech: The so-called iPhone 5 could get 'in-cell touch panels,' making for a slimmer device." CNET News 4/20
  • "Apple next-generation iPhone likely to adopt in-cell touch panels, say sources" DigiTimes 4/20
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Made of Metallic Glass and Arrives in October" Forbes 4/20
  • "iPhone 5 release primed for October: 4G chipset shortage forcing Apple's hand?" Electricpig 4/20
  • "Analyst: 'revolutionary, compelling' iPhone 5 out in October" Register Hardware 4/20
  • "Latest iPhone rumors suggest October release, LiquidMetal case" Appolicious 4/20
  • "Next iPhone may use Sharp, Toshiba in-cell touch technology" Electronista 4/20
  • "How many Macs did Apple sell last quarter? Estimates range from 4.3 to 4.85 million. The best analysts' consensus: 4.64 million" Fortune 4/20
  • "New iPad online wait time drops to just one week: Apple is now estimating five to seven business days before it'll ship a new iPad from its online store." CNET News 4/20
  • "Apple further eases new iPad availability, orders now showing 5-7 day deliveries" The Next Web 4/20
  • "Ivy Bridge Laptops Coming Soon, Are Laptops Crap?, Do Tablets Doom Laptops?, and More" Low End Mac 4/20
  • "Flashback Malware on the Ropes, Ivy Bridge CPUs Coming Monday?, Dropbox 'Good Enough', and More" Low End Mac 4/20
  • "A simple fix for when your iPhone won't charge" Macworld 4/20
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Qvoid For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:54 AM
  • "IKAROS HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:55 AM
  • "My Sketch For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 4/21
  • "Bird's the Word For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/21
  • "Night of the Living Dead Defense For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 4/21
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, 14 were restocked , 95 were unchanged, and four were Sold Out." While Supplies Last 4/21
  • "Panorama 360 Camera For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/20
  • "Joypad Elite -EOL (iPhone Controller For iPad Games) For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $11.99)" Apple Sliced 4/20
  • "Treasure Defense HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 4/20
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/20
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/20
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 4/20
  • "We're Celebrating DNA Day (April 20) with a One-Day Sale: All DNA Apps Only 99¢!" On-Screen Scientist 4/20

  • "Top keyboard/cases for the iPad 3 (gallery)" ZDNet 7:12 AM
  • "iPad Case Review: Speck FitFolio Case for the New iPad 3rd Gen Review" Mobile Tech Review 4/21
  • "Souping Up The Mac Pro: OWC Accelsior PCI Express SSD" Bare Feats 4/20
  • "iLuv RockWall Combo iAD710" iLounge 4/20
  • "Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover makes the right compromises" Macworld 4/20
  • "ZAGGfolio + new iPad? Who needs an ultrabook?" MacNews 4/20
  • "Booq Python Sling holds your laptop and DSLR gear" Macworld 4/20
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iPad Text Editors, Reviewed" Tao of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Try out these iPhone drawing apps before you go Draw Something" Appolicious 9:41 AM
  • "iOS Photo Measuring Apps Enhance Mobile Camera Quality" PCWorld 7:41 AM
  • "Connect by QuickOffice, Wicked Smart Cloud Platform" iPadCTO 4/21
  • "Photo Measures and Measured for iOS: Two apps take different approaches to recording mobile measurements" Macworld 4/20
  • "Storify for iPad Review" Mac|Life 4/20
  • "Space-time for iOS: The simple app that lets you request a person's location regardless of their smartphone" The Next Web 4/20
  • "Appidemic: Smart Alarm for iPhone and iPod touch" AppleTell 4/20
  • "Hit for the fences with these games for your smartphone" CNET Reviews 4/20
  • "Augmented Reality Toys for iPhone and iPad: A Work in Progress" Techland 4/20
  • "SpellTower Will Become Your Next Word-Game Obsession – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 4/20
  • "Fighter City Review: No-holds-barred street fighting hits the App Store, and it's fun!" 148Apps 4/20
  • "Dark Sky Review: Dark Sky is a weather app that provides quick data on rain." 148Apps 4/20
  • "CreaVures Review: CreaVures is a visual treat but falls short as a puzzle platformer." 148Apps 4/20
  • "ILLUSIA 2 Review: GAMEVIL follows up one of their lesser-known titles, but has time (and a bit more effort) allowed the sequel to surpass the original? Not exactly, no." 148Apps 4/20
  • "MacGuffin's Curse Review: Lucas MacGuffin messes up a robbery and in the process receives a nasty curse!" 148Apps 4/20
  • "How To Unlock Any Jailbroken iPhone On Any Baseband And Firmware" Redmond Pie 7:32 AM
  • "How To Make Text-To-Speech On OS X Lion Sound Exactly Like Siri" Redmond Pie 4/21
  • "Report Text Message Spam to AT&T" TidBITS 4/20
  • "MacMost Now 699: Ten iPad Typing Tips" MacMost 4/20
  • "Apple: Friend or Foe for Solutions Providers?" The VAR Guy 6:12 PM
  • "Apple vs. Google: Lessons from Bill Gates' playbook" GigaOM 2:11 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 release: June, October, or neither?" PluggedIn 9:49 AM
  • "'iPad Mini' an Unlikely Apple Strategy" eWeek 4/21
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Beleaguered Microsoft"  Macworld 4/21
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Apple's Malware & Patent Headache-fest" The Mac Observer 4/21
  • "You Think You Love Apple? This Guy Has An Apple Museum In His Garage" Business Insider 4/21
  • "Applesauce: All Thing Apple" redOrbit 4/21
  • "Are the Boy Scouts Prepared for the IPad?" PCWorld 4/21
  • "iPad Domination Explained: And, of course, Microsoft isn't happy about any of it." PC Magazine 4/21
  • "iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3, Liquid Metal a Game Changer?" GameNGuide 4/20
  • "What The Heck is Metallic Glass?" Forbes 4/20
  • "ZAGG's HD iPad protection better than best" It's All Tech 4/20
  • "Bartending: An Enjoyable Book About Being An Apple Store Genius"  The Next Web 4/20
  • "Does Apple Need Help Selling iPhones?" TheStreet 4/20
  • "Particle Debris: Apple & the Black Hole of the Big Business Trajectory" The Mac Observer 4/20
  • "Third party accessories: Big advantage iOS over Android" ZDNet 4/20
  • "The Macalope Daily: Number one fan" Macworld [Insider Content] 4/20
  • "Blogger Shows Us How It's Done – Wins Suit Against Apple Over Defective MacBook Pro" Cult of Mac 4/20
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller: Instagram Snob" Techland 4/20
  • "Can Apple dominate the digital movie/TV market?" MacNews 4/20
  • "The Fallacies of How to Compete with the iPad"  Tech.pinions 4/20
  • "Why It Doesn't Matter If Steve Jobs Said He Hated The Idea Of A Small iPad" Business Insider 4/20
  • "Was Siri on the iPhone hacked? Talk show host Rush Limbaugh described a technical problem with his iPhone and Apple's Siri voice assistant, encountered on his drive to work that morning." Network World 4/20
  • "Would Jobs have been upset if Oracle had bought RIM? Jobs' friend Larry Ellison has admitted that Oracle had considered buying Research In Motion,as well as Palm, as a way to break into the smart phone market." CIO Canada 4/20
  • "The Law Of Big Numbers Looms. Is Apple Ready For A Crash?" PixoBebo 4/20
  • "Google's dilemma" GigaOM 10:28 AM
  • "The innovation we need to see before eBooks can completely replace pBooks" The Next Web 7:41 AM
  • "Sony's fall and Japan's hang-ups: Sony's fall mirrors Japan's tech decline." CNET News 7:35 AM
  • "Valve's 'Handbook for New Employees' leaked, hilarious illustrations included" The Verge 4/21
  • "How mobility is stressing the chip industry" GigaOM 4/21
  • "Don't Be Evil, but Don't Miss the Train" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/21
  • "Six Reasons Why Recorded Music Should Be Free" Gizmodo 4/21
  • "Would you pay for a shared data plan?" CNET News 4/20
  • "Western Digital refreshes VelociRaptor hard drive line, but can it compete against SSDs?" ZDNet 4/20
  • "The Nokia Phones You Loved ... and Hated" WSJ Blogs 4/20
  • "Video: The Most Insanely Important, Mind-Blowing Tech News of the Week" Techland 4/20
  • "Can advanced technologies really help curb highway congestion?" Network World 4/20
  • "Are zombies sucking the life out of your data center?" InfoWorld 4/20
  • "The BYOD era may be ending already" InfoWorld 4/20
  • "The most mortifying moments in IT security history: From Lockheed Martin and HBGary Federal to the U.S. government and Cornell University, no one is immune to humiliating security glitches" [Slideshow] Network World 4/20
  • "Share of Canadians who want a BlackBerry slips dramatically in survey" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 4/20
  • "Diablo 3 Beta Open to Everyone This Weekend Only" Forbes 4/20
  • "Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft: Battle for digital supremacy" Computerworld 4/20
  • "Samsung Outsold Apple In Smartphones In Q1, Analyst Says" Forbes 4/20
  • "A Devastating Blow in the 3-D Printing War?" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 4/20
  • "Why men like social-media site Pinterest" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "Surprise! Walmart's Cloud Movie Service Is Pretty Good!" AllThingsD 4/20
  • "Law Must Be With Google in Java Dispute" TheStreet 4/20
  • "The day my mind became open sourced" opensource 4/20
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Prehistoric Booth – Now Free – Wanna become a caveman? Now you can" MacMegasite 2:06 PM
  • "App allows users to watch premium TV live without a subscription or jailbreak" 9 to 5 Mac 9:49 AM
  • "PixUploader – Upload Multiple Photos to Facebook with as little as 1 tap" MacMegasite 8:24 AM
  • "Hookergate: At Last an App to Make Calculating Your Expenses Easy" MacMegasite 7:21 AM
  • "Super Meat Boy: The Game for iOS is real" Destructoid 7:13 AM
  • "PaperDesk, the Popular iPad Note Taking App, Announced Boxwave Sponsored Stylus Contest that Puts User Designed Screenshots in the App Store" PRWeb 4/21
  • "RedSn0w updated for Mac and Windows: adds Corona A5 jailbreak, other tools" Engadget 4/21
  • "iBamboo is eco-friendly, natural speaker 'dock' for iPhone" Electronista 4/20
  • "Stuff Magazine Now on iPad" 148Apps 4/20
  • "McGraw-Hill introduces free iOS app for Architects" Architosh 4/20
  • "Padcaster — An iPad Add-on for Video Enthusiasts" PadGadget 4/20
  • "Ted Landau Discusses AT&T Pricing, Game Center Cheating on MacNotables" The Mac Observer 4/20
  • "AutisMate: Communication And Therapy Aid For Those On Autistic Spectrum" 148Apps 4/20
  • "Soundtrack: An App for YouTubers" MacTrast 4/20
  • "Sid Meier's Pirates! Finally Sails To The iPhone" App Advice 4/20
  • "Orders - Sales Manager for iOS devices, v.3.0" prMac 4/20
  • "Mach Software Design announces next generation textbooks for iPad" prMac 4/20
  • "Fluger Apps releases Speedometer HD for iPad - Liquid Based Speedometer" prMac 4/20
  • "Lusso Cartella Announces Luxury Artisanal Cases for the New iPad" prMac 4/20
  • "JI Apps releases World of Luck for iPhone/iPod touch" prMac 4/20
  • "iList Apps - Wedding Registry App Makes Registering For Gifts A Snap" prMac 4/20
  • "Contact Sheet Maker for iPhone: The PDF Creator for Your Photo Library" prMac 4/20
  • "BabyGrow 2 Now Available on the App Store" prMac 4/20
  • "Award-winning developer releases Trunky Fish Game for iPad/iPhone" prMac 4/20
  • "Train your multitasking abilities with new Bird Control HD game" prMac 4/20
  • "Sync Your Life with Awesome Calendar for the iOS" prMac 4/20
  • "Talking Anya and her new pet puppies: 3D Interactive Universal iOS App" prMac 4/20
  • "Make the Wildest iPhone Screen Ever" prMac 4/20
  • "Spinlight Studio Releases Free Version of Parents' Choice Award Winner" prMac 4/20
  • "Shared Paper: Easy Powerful Digital Paper, Share Ideas Between 16 iPads" prMac 4/20
  • "OneTapAhead 2.0 for iPhone 4 & 4S - Fast Snap Shot Camera" prMac 4/20
  • "New Mega Tic Tac Toe App requires a mega sized brain" prMac 4/20
  • "Master history teacher Brian Hurd authors Civil War textbook for iPad" prMac 4/20
  • "iList Apps Baby Registry iOS App Makes Baby Shower Gifting A Snap" prMac 4/20
  • "Turn your iPhone into an etch-a-sketch" prMac 4/20
  • "Worzled and Worzled XL for iOS - Addictive word game from Mr Moo" prMac 4/20
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Surprises Business Pundits by Posting Strong Q1 Performance" Social Barrel 4/21
  • "Did Microsoft run out of time with Windows RT? Analyst argues that Windows RT is all Microsoft could create before it fell further behind in tablet race" ITworld 4/21
  • "Microsoft Windows RT tablets will be more security friendly than iPad, Android devices" ITworld 4/21
  • "Microsoft Benefits From a Raft of Products" Barron's 4/21
  • "Microsoft Files Patent for Kinect-Powered 3D Audio" Gizmodo UK 4/21
  • "Windows 8 Consumer Preview usage twice as high as Windows 7 Beta" The Verge 4/21
  • "Motorola told judge its $4 billion royalty demand from Microsoft 'was in fact reasonable RAND'" FOSS Patents 4/21
  • "Xolo X900: India Gets First Intel-Powered Smartphone on April 23" Social Barrel 4/21
  • "Intel Launches Smartphone Xolo X900 in Asia" Technorati 4/21
  • "Intel Shark Bay Platform Roadmap Leaked, Haswell Engineering Samples already out – Mass Production beings in Q4 2012" WCCF Tech 4/21
  • "Hewlett Packard fined for warranty goof-up" DNA 4/21
  • "PeopleSoft: The Cloud Years" Barron's 4/21
  • "IBM's Creek Watch app joins others in letting citizen scientists protect environment, waterways" The Journal News 4/21
  • "Cisco unapologetic on spin-in model: By any means possible is the rationale for plundering morale" Network World 4/21
  • "The Rumor That Won't Die: Facebook To Buy Bing From Microsoft" Business Insider 4/20
  • "Microsoft rises as better PC sales boost profit" Reuters 4/20
  • "Microsoft Over PC Market Blues" Zacks 4/20
  • "Microsoft Looks To Stall iPad With New Windows 8 VDI License" CRN 4/20
  • "Why Windows 8 Is a Huge Gamble for Microsoft" PC Magazine 4/20
  • "Microsoft Exchange 15 to include offline OWA access: Sources" ZDNet 4/20
  • "Microsoft Working On Web Version Of Skype To Expand Its Reach" Forbes 4/20
  • "Microsoft job ad hints at Skype for Xbox" TG Daily 4/20
  • "The real reason behind Microsoft's leap into open source" InfoWorld 4/20
  • "Verizon backs Microsoft in mobile war with Apple, Android" New York Post 4/20
  • "Oracle, Google Struggle To Explain APIs To Jury: Day four of Oracle's copyright and patent lawsuit against Google's Android OS brings a lesson in API design and programming that even the judge declares 'confusing.'" InformationWeek 4/20
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  • "Android, Java, and the tech behind Oracle v. Google (FAQ)" CNET News 4/20
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  • "Three things are clear in Oracle vs. Google/Three things are clear about Oracle's Java patent infringement suit against Google's Android: It will likely drag on for years, it poses a great but remote risk to Android and Java developers and it will make for lots of fascinating reading." EE Times 4/20
  • "No sign of Sun in Oracle conference rooms: Oracle's plan to dump unique room names at former Sun campus draws ire of current and former employees" InfoWorld 4/20
  • "Feds Banish Oracle From Popular Contract Vehicle: Federal government cancels Oracle's services contract on the General Services Administration's IT Schedule 70. Feds spent $388 million on Oracle products and services through Schedule 70 in fiscal 2011." InformationWeek 4/20
  • "IBM speeds push for 500-mile EV battery: Big Blue signs on partners for its Battery 500 Project to design an 'air-breathing' lithium air battery that would create a leap in energy density." CNET News 4/20
  • "IBM electric vehicle battery project adds two materials partners" ZDNet 4/20
  • "HP: Printed images can 'come alive' with Autonomy tech" ZDNet UK 4/20
  • "HP: Fewer security vulnerabilities reported, but risk escalating" ZDNet 4/20
  • "Intel supports China-based makers to promote ultrabooks" DigiTimes 4/20
  • "Why Intel Cove Point Ultrabook Is No iPad Killer" BYTE 4/20
  • "Chambers: 90% of Acquisitions in Hi-Tech Fail" [Video Report] Bloomberg 4/20
  • "Cisco Outlines Insieme Software Networking Venture" eWeek 4/20
  • "Security, privacy ideas emerge at Demo conference: Amid the companies presenting are startups doing two-factor authentication, Facebook profile-cleaning, and clearer terms of service" IDG News Service 4/20
  • "New process promises cheap, flexible electronics: Televisions as thin and flexible as a sheet of paper could be on the way, thanks to a new technique for printing electronics." TG Daily 4/20
  • "IT Administrators Experience High Stress Levels" eWeek 4/20
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Apple News
  • "Apple Keeps Rolling Downhill: Apple Inc. shares continued their descent, extending a decline from an April 10 intraday peak to more than 10%." [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "Selling Off Before Earnings Nothing New For Apple" Forbes 4/20
  • "Stock Market and Investing: Apple Down 10% From All-Time High, Enters Correction Territory" CNBC 4/20
  • "Apple Weighing on the Nasdaq" [Video Report] CNBC 4/20
  • "Time to Cut Back on Apple?" [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "Apple's Stock: Greed, Fear, and Fundamentals" Forbes 4/20
  • "'Apple Fever' Hasn't Broken: 'There's Lots to Look Forward To,' Analyst Says" Daily Ticker 4/20
  • "Apple shares hit correction, off 10% from record" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "Apple: Sterne Agee Ups Ests; Says Street Worries Overblown" Forbes 4/20
  • "AAPL: Bernstein Sees FYQ2 Upside; iPhone Inventory 'Wildcard'" Barron's 4/20
  • "iPhone, iPad momentum may prompt Apple to give less conservative guidance" AppleInsider 4/20
Industry News
  • "Apple, in correction mode, drags techs down: Microsoft rises on strong results, but SanDisk, Riverbed retreat" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "U.S. stocks mostly up for week on earnings: Apple's fall helps propel Nasdaq to third week of losses" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "Dow Climbs, But Apple Weighs on Nasdaq" FOXBusiness 4/20
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Earnings Reports, Europe Optimism" Bloomberg 4/20
  • "Dow Gains During Big Earnings Week" TheStreet 4/20
  • "Dow, S&P 500 finish higher on earnings boost" CNNMoney 4/20
  • "Dow Rises to End Up 1.4% on Week" [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "Stocks: German confidence, earnings lend support" CNNMoney 4/20
  • "Asian Stocks Fall on Europe Debt Concern, U.S. Economic Data" Bloomberg 4/20
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly weak; China rises" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "European Stocks Rise Slightly" [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "European Stocks Advance; Banks, Retailers Gain, Nokia Declines" Bloomberg 4/20
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise as banks rally after German Ifo/BP leads oil firms lower after an oil spill audit" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 4/20
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4/20
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 4/20

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