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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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  • "Justice Department Bites Apple: The 30% revenue-share model is the company's standard practice, not the product of a conspiracy." [Paid Membership Required] 8:35 AM
  • "What caused Apple's rise and fall in run up to financial results? We examine the latest theories about the cause of Apple's share price decline and fall"  Macworld UK 8:41 AM
  • "iPhone Shipments In Focus As Apple Prepares To Report 2Q 2012 Earnings" Seeking Alpha 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's Earnings Should Ease Any Investor Worries" AllThingsD 9:34 AM
  • "Apple Earnings Preview: Don't Expect The Moon" Seeking Alpha 8:50 AM
  • "In Proview 'iPad' case, China court eyes settlement: A Chinese court said it is pushing for settlement talks between Proview and Apple in the ongoing 'IPAD' trademark dispute. But Apple is not likely to bow down to such demands." CNET News 8:41 AM
  • "Apple's Chinese iPad trademark saga could soon be over, as court and Proview both push for settlement" The Next Web 8:52 AM
  • "Apple charged with infringing on touch patent: Apple products using touch technology are alleged to infringe on patents held by FlatWorld Interactive." IDG News Service 9:53 AM
  • "Apple investing $250 million in central Oregon data center" GeekWire 3:57 PM
  • "Apple May Add Secure Password Suggestions to Safari with OS X Mountain Lion" MacRumors 9:13 AM
  • "Mac Flashback Malware Still Going Strong, Security Experts Say" eWeek 10:43 AM
  • "New Flashback variant silently infects Macs" ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "Where did Flashback start? Blame the blogosphere: Keeping hosted blog software up-to-date helps keep everyone secure." CNET Reviews 4:32 PM
  • "Microsoft yanks Office for Mac 2011 upgrade: Halts auto delivery until it figures out why SP2 corrupts Outlook's identity database" Computerworld 8:34 AM
  • "Using iTunes Match with your own song tags Article" iLounge 4:00 PM
  • "Adobe CS6 review: After Effects/We bring you an in-depth preview of Adobe's new After Effects CS6" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "Adobe CS6 review: Illustrator/Illustrator CS6 handles complex artworks much better, and offers pattern and gradient upgrades" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "Adobe CS6 review: InDesign/InDesign CS6 doesn't look as different as Illustrator CS6 or Photoshop CS6, but there's much that's new" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "Adobe CS6 review: Dreamweaver/Revamp boosts web design tool's standards and mobile credentials" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "Adobe CS6 review: Flash Professional/Flash reinvents itself again with new features aimed at app developers" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Review" Mac|Life 3:59 PM
  • "FULL-DISKfighter Isn't the Best Way to Slim Down Your Drive" The Mac Observer 2:44 PM
  • "Schlepping Files Got You Down? Enter the DragonDrop" MacNewsWorld 9:16 AM
  • "Noctua NH-D14 CPU Chiller + Overclocking on Hackintosh Pro (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 9:13 AM
  • "Speed Up Safari: Lose the Previews" Macinstruct 8:57 AM
  • "MacMost Now 700: List Of Things Every Mac User Should Do" MacMost 11:04 AM
  • "How to Remove Annoying 'Pop Up' Warnings & More in Lion" Amsys 9:22 AM
  • "Ways to Make Your Mac's Dashboard More Useful" Lifehacker 8:49 AM
  • "De-Clutter Your Desktop For Better Organization With Desktoday [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "How To Stream 13-million Songs To Your Mac For Free" TeraTalks 8:14 AM
  • "24 Ways This Personal Wiki App Makes Your Mac Work Better Than An iPad" Mac 360 8:13 AM
  • "Yet Another Way To Give Your Mac's Clipboard A Way To Remember What You Copied" NoodleMac 8:13 AM
  • "Got Window Clutter On Your Mac's Screen? Use This App To Control Windows" BohemianBoomer 8:13 AM
  • "Try 13 Mac Photo Enhancement Tools For 15-cents Each" McSolo 8:14 AM
  • "A Tip And A Trick Makes Your Mac's Camera See Better" Mac 360 8:13 AM
Press Releases
  • "Get Ready For A New Multiplayer Sandbox Game Called Yogventures" Macgasm 7:39 PM
  • "Cloud war is on: Microsoft adds SkyDrive apps for Windows and Mac, paid options" VentureBeat 1:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Takes On Dropbox With SkyDrive For Windows, Mac and iOS" TechCrunch 1:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Releases SkyDrive App for OS X, 7 GB Free Storage" The Mac Observer 1:03 PM
  • "Teleprompt+ User Manuals Now Available on the iBookstore" prMac 9:39 AM
  • "Unique New Mac App Shareover Makes Social Sharing a Breeze" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "Webstralia for Tailored iPhone App Development" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "SMARTReporter 3: New UI; improved auto detection, Reporting" FairerPlatform 8:16 AM
  • "Adobe subscriptions massively lower the barrier to entry" Adobe 7:57 PM
  • "Adobe Creative Cloud, Creative Suite 6 Deliver Professional Grade Features for Students and Educators" Adobe 8:13 AM
  • "Adobe Unveils Fast, Feature-Packed Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended" Adobe 8:12 AM
  • "Milestone Adobe CS6 Release Delivers Major: Innovations for Design, Web and Video Pros" Adobe 8:12 AM
  • "Adobe Launches Creative Cloud: Powerful New Adobe CS6 Release at Heart of Transformative Creative Cloud Initiative" Adobe 8:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The App That Zaps Junk Mail - And The Postal Service" ["But now, instead of hauling a pile of paper directly from the mailbox to the recycling bin, I pull out my iPhone and fire up a new app called MailStop. ... The $51 billion direct mail industry and the U.S. Postal Service are about to get disrupted, Silicon Valley-style."]  Forbes 8:36 AM
  • "Broncos transfer traditional playbooks to iPads for 2012 season: Digital playbooks cut costs and prep time"  Denver Post 11:35 AM
  • "Google and Apple get more competition in Korea as search firm Daum launches its smart TV" The Next Web 8:52 AM
  • "Getting rich off iPhone apps is b*llocks, say UK devs: MPs told sales can't cover costs while Apple coins it" The Register 8:34 AM
  • "Canadian Consumers' Mobile Device Buyer Intention Survey Bad News For Hometown BlackBerry" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "Apple highlights benefits of iOS devices in business: New sections on Apple's website aim to get the iPad and iPhone into the workplace" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "iPad users shop different" MacNews 8:29 AM
  • "Woman cuffed for smuggling iPhones in beer bottles" The Register 12:10 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "WordPress 3.3.2 is out" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Next 'Call of Duty' unveiled May 1" USA Today 11:58 AM
  • "Quantum Rainbow Photon Gun Unveiled: A photon gun capable of reliably producing single photons of different colours could become an important building block of a quantum internet" Technology Review 11:46 AM
  • "Oops! Email misfire sacks all 1300 staff" Bloomberg 11:41 AM
  • "New Sony Projector Can Show, Record Notes Scribbled Onto the Screen" IDG News Service 11:27 AM
  • "LawnBott Autonomously Mows Your Lawn, Makes Roomba Jealous" PCWorld 11:25 AM
  • "NimbleTV Plans to Offer Live Broadcast TV Via Internet" PCWorld 11:24 AM
  • "New App Grades Facebook Apps on Privacy" PCWorld 11:24 AM
  • "Dropbox Takes On Rivals With New Sharing Tool" Forbes 10:49 AM
  • "Fujitsu Launches Big Data Software Suite, Targets US$1 Billion in Yearly Sales" IDG News Service 11:27 AM
  • "RIM hires restructuring firm" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:20 AM
  • "Meet the 'Mann' who registered 14,962 domains in 24 hours" CNET News 10:17 AM
  • "Google spends record $5 million on lobbying" CNET News 12:28 PM
  • "Google closes sync service for BlackBerry in latest product cull" V3 11:59 AM
  • "Google romances the app developer" Fortune 10:51 AM
  • "Google Continues Product Purge: Google shutters Patent Search, Flu Vaccine Finder, and Google Related in ongoing trimming of services." InformationWeek 10:00 AM
  • "Galaxy S2 ICS update heading for T-Mobile at long last" Crave @ CNET 12:10 PM
  • "Samsung Takes Another Swipe at Apple in Video Promo for Galaxy S III" PCWorld 11:24 AM
  • "Windows Phone Exec Gavin Kim Has Left Microsoft For Security-Focused NQ Mobile" TechCrunch 11:44 AM
  • "ST-Ericsson passing processors to ST, cutting staff" EE Times 11:37 AM
  • "New Dropbox learns to show and share" Macworld 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Invents Body Tracking System for Video Conferencing" Patent Bolt 8:20 AM
  • "Trying to describe social networks and what they are good for is like trying to describe the Infield Fly Rule to an Englishman. We give it a shot though." The MT Show 8:20 AM
  • "Intel releases Ivy Bridge: New Mac models coming soon?" Macworld 8:05 PM
  • "Apple Predicted to Discontinue 17-Inch MacBook Pro" MacRumors 8:50 AM
  • "Could Apple be discontinuing the 17" MacBook Pro?" UberGizmo 8:50 AM
  • "Rumor: 17 Inch MacBook Pro May Be Discontinued In Revamped MacBook Line-Up" Apple Bitch 9:13 AM
  • "Analyst Predicts Apple Will Discontinue 17-Inch MacBook Pro" PC Magazine 11:23 AM
  • "Is Apple Killing the 17-Inch MacBook Pro? [Video] Mashable 3:55 PM
  • "Apple may unveil new MacBook hybrid this year, says analyst: A new hybrid laptop combining elements of the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro could hit the market this year, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo." CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "More mockups make the case for a 4-inch iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 6:34 PM
  • "Collected: Apple iPhone 5 to be under 8mm thin, ships Fall"  Computerworld 8:29 AM
  • "In-cell touch panels expected to shave 0.4mm off Apple's next iPhone" AppleInsider 8:51 AM
  • "Supply issues with Qualcomm LTE chip points to Fall release for the iPhone 5" Edible Apple 11:04 AM
  • "Intel's Ivy Bridge Processors Launch at Last — How Do They Perform?" Techland 8:59 AM
  • "Intel Launches New Ivy Bridge Processors for Desktop & Laptop Computers" The Mac Observer 8:41 AM
  • "TSMC: Intel Has Goods to Win Apple Foundry Biz, Says Jefferies" Barron's 9:46 AM
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5 Home Buttons Appear for Sale" Apple Bitch 10:23 AM
  • "iPhone 4 vs. first IBM PC, 3 Sizes for Toshiba Excite Tablet, New iPad Books, and More" Low End Mac 4:00 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Ready Steady Bang For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:29 AM
  • "Off the Leash For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:29 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:17 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:17 AM
  • "New Weekly Specials at TheMacBundles are TopXNotes and Secret Folder" TheMacBundles 8:15 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:12 AM

  • "Intel Core i7-3720QM Ivy Bridge Mobile Review" HotHardware 11:10 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Processor Review" HotHardware 11:10 AM
  • "Smartphone camera shootout: iPhone 4S vs. HT One S" MSNBC 11:14 AM
  • "Adidas Sennheiser PMX 680i review: Despite the packaging and the plasticky build, these sports headphones are comfy and boast impressive sound quality" Macworld UK 9:12 AM
  • "Monster iSport Immersion review: They may look peculiar, but this unusual design helps ensure a superb, secure fit" Macworld UK 9:12 AM
  • "Phonak Audeo PFE 112 review: Phonak's headphones are fiddly to put on, but once they're in you'll hear decent sound quality" Macworld UK 9:12 AM
  • "Helium 1TB portable hard drive offers hardware encryption" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "Review: Just Mobile Gum Plus battery for iPad and iPhone" Beatweek Magazine 8:29 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "App Of The Day: VFX Studio – Adding Special Effects To Pictures" Apple'n'Apps 8:29 PM
  • "StockTouch: Monitoring Stock Values With Style" MacStories 11:24 AM
  • "Pop: An iOS Writing App That's Nearly Too Minimal [Review] Cult of Mac 1:18 PM
  • "Smartr Contacts for iPhone Review: Contact manager may be the ultimate address book for your iPhone" Macworld 9:15 AM
  • "Google Docs Parts Hidden In iOS GMail App" BYTE 11:15 AM
  • "TV Premium: Useful Pointer, but Perhaps Short-lived" eXtensions 8:53 AM
  • "Get to Know a Royal Little Pest HD – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:58 AM
  • "SignMyPad Review: SignMyPad allows users to sign, save and send PDF files directly on their iPad." 148Apps 4:00 PM
  • "Piano Professor Review: Piano Professor is a piano lessons app with Videos and a quiz." 148Apps 11:15 AM
  • "Sketchshare Review: Sketchshare is a productivity app that allows up to four iPad users to doodle and brainstorm in real time." 148Apps 9:15 AM
  • "Downhill Xtreme Review: Not quite SSX for iOS, but close enough." 148Apps 8:59 AM
  • "Flexy Frogs Review: Help the Flexies escape to the pond by joining them together!" 148Apps 4:00 PM
  • "Scramblies Review: Scramblies is a fun and easy to play physics puzzler. There are plenty of levels and each one is unique with many different interesting obstacles." 148Apps 1:19 PM
  • "How to unlock an iPhone in 12 easy steps" 9 to 5 Mac 10:31 AM
  • "Unlock Your iPhone 4S Right Now With These 13 Easy Steps" Cult of Mac 10:01 AM
  • "Real time mobile usage data sees iOS dominating Android" AppleInsider 10:24 PM
  • "Analysis: Mac in the Classroom: How a School got into App Development" The Mac Observer 7:02 PM
  • "How Microsoft Will Try To Stop The iPad From Invading Big Companies" Business Insider 3:51 PM
  • "Eddy Cue says Apple can't treat magazines different than FarmVille when it comes to iBooks" iMore 3:54 PM
  • "Ex-WSJ publisher: Apple's 30% profit sharing ebook agency model is not a conspiracy" TUAW 1:19 PM
  • "Did Apple's ebook sales model help lower costs for consumers by attacking Amazon?" The Verge 1:16 PM
  • "Cheap iPhone Rumor Returns" Techland 1:16 PM
  • "4 Reasons Apple Doesn't Need An iPhone Nano: Bringing an iPhone Nano to market now would be a mistake for Apple. Here's why." InformationWeek 1:03 PM
  • "Why I'm Sick of All The Pundits Barking 'Steve Jobs Wouldn't Have Done This'"  Forbes 11:05 AM
  • "Apple's 'iTV' to dominate high-end TV market while other vendors are in 'crisis mode'" BGR 10:43 AM
  • "Apple Faces Sherman's March: Twice in the last few weeks Applehas found itself on the receiving end of government antitrust enforcement." TheStreet 10:40 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: The Apple doomsday cult" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:02 AM
  • "Meet Google's secret weapon for fighting Apple and Microsoft: TechRepublic editor Jason Hiner tells the back story of Motorola's Webtop software, which just may give Google a big advantage in the brave new world of post-PC devices." CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "Apple Fans: Samsung Just Called You A Bunch Of 'Sheep'" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Why we shouldn't get too excited about a 'Liquidmetal' iPhone 5"  ZDNet 8:52 AM
  • "Pixel Qi Boldly Claims Its Next-Generation Displays Will Be Better Than the New iPad's" Gizmodo 8:52 AM
  • "Guy Sues Apple and Wins — but Here's Why His Victory Is a Bummer" Time 8:27 AM
  • "Pebble Smartphone Watch Shows What iPod nano Could Have Been" App Advice 8:49 AM
  • "Would Apple Create a Smartwatch? If So, When?"  Techland 8:27 AM
  • "Why You Will Love Apple's 7-inch iPad" PixoBebo 8:13 AM
  • "Henry Blodget has no idea what he's talking about when it comes to Apple" Edible Apple 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Losing Mobile Subscribers Faster Than It Can Gain Them" Gizmodo 7:36 PM
  • "Think BYOD is an issue? Wait for Stealth IT" GigaOM 5:55 PM
  • "Jay Yarow: 'Android Is Suddenly in a Lot of Trouble'" Daring Fireball 1:18 PM
  • "If my mother-in-law can use Ubuntu Linux, anyone can" ZDNet 12:04 PM
  • "What to Do When Your Website is Hacked" Webmonkey 12:03 PM
  • "Here's what video from a 41-megapixel camera looks like" USA Today 11:58 AM
  • "The death of email has been greatly exaggerated" New York Times 11:40 AM
  • "How to hack your own Wi-Fi network: 15 free (or almost free) Wi-Fi penetration testing tools" Network World 11:29 AM
  • "Could Ultrathin Value Notebooks Threaten the Success of Ultrabooks?" PC Magazine 11:21 AM
  • "Intel's Ivy Bridge: Aggressive launch, but a lot of wild cards" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Intel's Ivy Bridge Processors Launch at Last — How Do They Perform?" Techland 11:56 AM
  • "2012''s superstars of sustainable IT: This year's Green 15 devised innovative ways to slash waste, save energy, and reduce CO2 emissions" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:54 AM
  • "7 programming myths -- busted!" InfoWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Spam: India leads world in junk emails" BBC 10:13 AM
  • "Adobe Illustrator CS6 sizzles more than fizzles" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "Can Motorola Mobility's Webtop bail out Google's Chromebook?" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Survey says: We'll pass on Google Glass" InfoWorld 10:55 AM
  • "Gmail Analytics: Gain Insights, Improve Your Productivity" InformationWeek 10:00 AM
  • "Meet Google's secret weapon for fighting Apple and Microsoft" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "Why Google Will Use Motorola to Become Vertically Integrated" Tech.pinions 9:28 AM
  • "It's baa-aack: The Apple II leads a new revolution" Scoopertino 4:55 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Revolutionary list and to-do app Clear adds highly requested features" Realmac Software 10:21 PM
  • "Ubisoft Announces 'Might & Magic' Card Game" Touch Arcade 1:19 PM
  • "Top accessories for your iPhone and iPad: gallery" ZDNet 12:11 PM
  • "Car Wars – BlablaCar And Carpooling Both Release New iPhone Apps" TechCrunch 11:47 AM
  • "Dabble, A Photo Sharing App from Former Twitter Employee" 148Apps 11:36 AM
  • "The iPad as an IT professional's tool" TUAW 10:43 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 23: Apple's Dave Marra, Joe Kissell, John F. Braun, Adobe and More" The MUG Center 9:13 AM
  • "'Chopper' Developer Majic Jungle Announces 2D 'Minecraft'-inspired iOS Title 'The Blockheads'" Touch Arcade 9:11 AM
  • "MotionX Sleep gets a Bunch of Tweaks in a New Update" 148Apps 8:59 AM
  • "Endomondo Adds Interval Training to Popular iPhone App: As Endomondo ­Users' Most Requested Feature, Interval Training Upgrades Sports Tracker's Ability to Support the Most Demanding Workouts" Endomondo 8:28 AM
  • "Air Aroma and Greatest Hits creates scent of newly opened Apple product" PRWeb 8:28 AM
  • "Night Vision Scope iPhone Adapter Supercharges Emergency First Responders" PRWeb 8:28 AM
  • "App Developer FPO Projects Unveils Its First Game; Star Sloth" PRWeb 8:27 AM
  • "New Web-Based Management App Revolutionizes Auto Repair Software Industry" PRWeb 8:27 AM
  • "Author Breaks New Ground with Radio Show and Hot New Mobile App" PRWeb 8:27 AM
  • "Apps Genius Releases Secure Notepad and Address Book App for iPhone" Business Wire 8:27 AM
  • "DOMK: Countdown Begins For Hottest AAPL iPad Accessory of 2012 to Hit US Consumers" Business Wire 8:27 AM
  • "National Park Week offer: Half-price on Santa Monica Hiking mobile app" prMac 1:19 PM
  • "Little Chaotic Agency introduces iScrumboard project management iPad app" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "Forgotten Colours for iPad at a Reduced Price Today" prMac 8:27 AM
  • "Nosy Crow launches Games App - Pip and Posy: Fun and Games" prMac 8:27 AM
  • "Bombs Juggle 1.0 for iOS - Act Fast and Be Patient" prMac 8:27 AM
  • "24x7digital releases Aw Craps! 2.0 - The Best Casino Craps App" prMac 8:27 AM
  • "Tunes Addictions 1.0 Free for iOS: Music Player and Social Media Sharing" prMac 8:27 AM
  • "iSugars 3.0 for iPhone + iPad: Find Food Sugar Content based on USDA DB" prMac 8:27 AM
  • "Self Anaysis For Everyone: Life Inventory App: 12-Step Moral Inventory" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "Liquid-Photo - Effect Driven Slideshow Picture Frame screen saver" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "New Educational App for iPhone and iPad Uses Entertainment to Help Kids" prMac 8:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle puts another patent in play in Google case: The U.S. Patent Office upholds a Java patent held by Oracle that was previously rejected, giving Oracle further ammunition in its battle against Google." CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "Oracle scores Java patent win: The US Patent and Trademark Office confirms Java patent it had previously rejected" IDG News Service 10:22 AM
  • "In Oracle Trial, Google's Android Boss Confirms Talks With Sun on Java" Wired Magazine 10:27 PM
  • "Oracle Java patent rises like Phoenix from the ashes, can still be asserted at trial" Foss Patents 9:22 AM
  • "Google's Andy Rubin: Java APIs were copyrighted" Electronista 7:23 PM
  • "Oracle counsel quizzes Google's Rubin about Java emails" ZDNet 3:56 PM
  • "Facebook Buys AOL Patents From Microsoft For $550 Million In Cash" TechCrunch 11:44 AM
  • "Facebook to buy AOL patents from Microsoft for $550 million" Seattle Times 11:36 AM
  • "Facebook and Microsoft sign $550m patent deal" V3 11:59 AM
  • "Facebook Buys AOL Patents From Microsoft for $550 Million" [Paid Membership Required] 12:00 PM
  • "Facebook, Microsoft sign $550 million patent deal: Social network pads intellectual-property portfolio" MarketWatch 12:21 PM
  • "How Microsoft Will Try To Stop The iPad From Invading Big Companies" Business Insider 3:51 PM
  • "Microsoft to pull plug on XP in 2 years" Computerworld 10:22 AM
  • "Windows RT tablets to gain some management after all: A new tool accessed via System Center 2012 will allow for policy-based access and software delivery" Network World 10:55 AM
  • "Skype for Windows Phone Omits Key Features" PCWorld 11:24 AM
  • "Skype for Windows Phone is basically useless" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Microsoft takes on Dropbox with major SkyDrive update" Ars Technica 8:30 PM
  • "HP, Microsoft hop into bed for VS3 private cloud kit romp" The Register 11:52 AM
  • "IBM on path to cut internal apps by 85%: IBM CIO says goal is to create common global apps for company" Computerworld 10:23 AM
  • "IBM fires Power-powered Penguins at x86's weak spots" The Register 11:52 AM
  • "New Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops Will Ditch The Classic Keyboard" PCWorld 11:26 AM
  • "New Dell Workstations Focus on Serviceability, New Memory Tech" PC Magazine 11:21 AM
  • "Dell overhauls Precision workstations with Xeon E5" V3 11:59 AM
  • "Dell tunes into customer feedback for new Precision workstations" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Intel Ships Third-Generation Core (Ivy Bridge) Processors" PC Magazine 11:19 AM
  • "Intel Ships Faster, Leaner Ivy Bridge Processors" Wired 4:56 PM
  • "Intel's 'tick plus:' third generation Core 'Ivy Bridge' processors hit the market" Ars Technica 7:03 PM
  • "Intel unveils 'Ivy Bridge' processors: New Core chips are high-end processors, with third-generation Core processors for ultrabooks coming later this year" Computerworld 5:20 PM
  • "13 Quad-Core Intel Ivy Bridge Chips Expected" PCWorld 11:26 AM
  • "Intel launches Ivy Bridge processor" EE Times 10:40 AM
  • "Ivy Bridge CPUs, 28nm graphics cards facing shortages right on launch" DigiTimes 10:39 AM
  • "Ivy Bridge narrows AMD's graphics lead" EE Times 10:39 AM
  • "Intel's Ivy Bridge chips have 3D transistors, more muscle for less power" Houston Chronicle 10:53 AM
  • "Intel aims for 100 Thunderbolt devices by year end: Intel hopes that higher Thunderbolt logic integration on Ivy Bridge motherboards will boost adoption" Computerworld 5:03 PM
  • "AMD Improves but Remains Behind Intel: AMD will be hampered by Intel's superior products, says J.P. Morgan." Barron's 9:42 AM
  • "Cybersecurity bills aim to prevent 'digital Pearl Harbor'" CNNMoney 9:23 AM
  • "DNSChanger victims could lose internet in July" TG Daily 11:48 AM
  • "DNSChanger: FBI Warns Infected Computers Will Lose Web, Email Access in July" Techland 11:54 AM
  • "FBI: Disinfect Your Computer Or Risk Losing Internet Access Come July" Forbes 10:50 AM
  • "Mobility, cloud computing, security issues to dominate Interop" Network World 11:28 AM
  • "Apple's big year outshines mixed result for Silicon Valley" Contra Costa Times 10:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Will Apple's Slide Intensify an Upcoming Correction?" EFTguide 1:20 PM
  • "Will Apple's Earnings Worsen the Stock Selloff?" CNBC 1:09 PM
  • "Five cautions for Apple stock enthusiasts" Reuters 1:09 PM
  • "Apple Rally Stalls on Concern Mobile Growth to Slow" Bloomberg 9:36 AM
  • "Trading Apple before earnings: No shortage of free advice" Fortune 8:41 AM
  • "Five Signs That Apple Is A Bubble" Forbes 1:07 PM
  • "Has Apple hit bottom?" Fortune 10:31 AM
  • "He Predicted the Apple Sell-Off ... Here's What's Next" Money Morning 8:50 AM
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