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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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Apple Q2 Results
  • "Apple Reports Second Quarter Results: Record March Quarter Sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs/Net Profit Increases 94% Year-over-Year" ["The Company sold 35.1 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 88 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 11.8 million iPads during the quarter, a 151 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4 million Macs during the quarter, a 7 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 7.7 million iPods, a 15 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter."]  Apple 3:46 PM
  • "Apple Reports Second Quarter Results: Record March Quarter Sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs/Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended March 31, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $39.2 billion and quarterly net profit of $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $24.7 billion and net profit of $6.0 billion, or $6.40 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 47.4 percent compared to 41.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter's revenue." Business Wire 3:35 PM
  • "Apple's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript"  Seeking Alpha 8:28 PM
  • "Apple executives speak: On toaster-fridges, financial guidance, and lawsuits"  Macworld 8:26 PM
  • "Apple Rides iPhone Frenzy: Quarterly Profit Nearly Doubles as Tech Giant Taps China, New Markets" [Paid Membership Required] 7:48 PM
  • "And the Beats Go On: Apple Crushes Estimates Again" AllThingsD 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Profit Surges 94% on Strong iPhone, iPad Sales" [Paid Membership Required] 4:17 PM
  • "Apple's profit nearly doubles: offset recent drops in U.S. orders. The earnings report sent Apple shares up 7.31% to $601, erasing part of a weeks-long decline." Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:17 PM
  • "Strong iPhone sales overshadow new iPad in Apple earnings: Apple turned in better than expected earnings today, posting record sales of the iPhone and iPad." CNET News 4:30 PM
  • "Apple Earnings: That's a Blowout" WSJ Blogs 3:55 PM
  • "Apple Second-Quarter Profit Beats Estimates" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3:55 PM
  • "Apple Crushes Estimates With $12.30 EPS, $39.2B Revenue (Video)" Forbes 4:25 PM
  • "Apple Reports $11.6 Billion Q2 2012 Profit" TidBITS 7:55 PM
  • "Apple crushes Street targets, dispels iPhone fears" Reuters 4:29 PM
  • "Apple Trumps Expectations, Sells 35M IPhones In 2Q" Associated Press 4:30 PM
  • "Apple Profit Rises on Higher iPhone and iPad Sales" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:29 PM
  • "Apple profit nearly doubles on solid iPhone sales" CNNMoney 3:54 PM
  • "Apple Earnings Blow Past Expectations; Shares Rise" CNBC 3:54 PM
  • "Apple Results Top Estimates as iPhone Sales Soar" Forbes 3:55 PM
  • "Apple soars on back of iPhone sales" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:14 PM
  • "AAPL Rises 7%: FYQ2 Beats, Q3 View Weak; 35M iPhones Sold" Barron's 3:54 PM
  • "Apple Sells 35.1M iPhones, 11.8M iPads in Quarter" Mashable 4:00 PM
  • "Apple doubles quarterly profits to $11.6bn (£7.2bn)" BBC 4:57 PM
  • "Apple: we could settle patent fights if others would 'invent their own stuff'" Ars Technica 8:26 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone Sales In China Are Up By Fivefold From A Year Ago" TechCrunch 4:23 PM
  • "Apple Stores Continue To Be A Juggernaut, With $4.4B In Revenue, 85M Visitors To Stores In Q2" TechCrunch 4:38 PM
  • "Apple's $8 Billion Media Business" AllThingsD 8:14 PM
  • "Apple 2nd quarter earnings: By the numbers/Strong iPhone and iPad sales boosted Apple's results, which are likely to revise the recent selloff of the stock." CNET News 5:00 PM
  • "Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer: 'The New iPad Is On Fire'" TechCrunch 5:28 PM
  • "Apple iPhone Crushes Doubts ... For Now" Barron's 7:47 PM
  • "Apple Earnings: Blowing The Door Off The Hinges" 24/7 Wall St. 4:25 PM
  • "Apple's iTunes Stores Generates $1.9B In Revenue in Q2, Has 600,000 Apps" TechCrunch 5:28 PM
  • "Tim Cook Spells Out the Rapid Growth of Apple's iPad" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:45 PM
  • "Apple CEO on legal spats: I prefer to settle/Tim Cook adds, however, that he doesn't want Apple to 'become the developer for the world.'" CNET News 7:59 PM
  • "Tim Cook on ongoing Android litigation: 'We'd prefer to settle, not battle'" 9 to 5 Mac 5:00 PM
  • "Unlike 'Thermonuclear' Steve Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook Says He'd Rather 'Settle' Litigation" TechCrunch 5:28 PM
  • "Cook: Apple Hates Litigation But Others Need to 'Invent Their Own Stuff'" The Mac Observer 5:27 PM
  • "Apple's Q2 2012: $11.6B In Profit, $39.2B In Revenue, 35.1M iPhones Sold" TechCrunch 4:00 PM
  • "New iPad's First Quarter Not a Blowout with 11.8 Million Tablets Sold" AllThingsD 3:57 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Trashes Convertible Computers Touted By Microsoft, Intel" Forbes 7:46 PM
  • "Apple continues to face supply constraints with new iPad" AppleInsider 8:29 PM
  • "Apple's US K12 customers snapped up two iPads for every Mac this quarter" AppleInsider 8:29 PM
Apple News
  • "Apple Wins Discovery Ruling in Samsung Infringement Suit: Apple Inc. won a court determination that Samsung Electronics Co. violated court orders in a patent-infringement case by failing to produce documents referencing Apple features and designs."  Bloomberg Businessweek 9:47 PM
  • "The Two-Horse Smartphone Race: Apple, Samsung Use Different Playbooks in Battle for Supremacy; For Rivals, It's Specialty vs. Scale" [Paid Membership Required] 9:09 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Tangle in Smartphone Race: Apple and Samsung have emerged as runaway leaders in the smartphone industry. But they have climbed to the top using very different playbooks. Jessica Vascellaro reports on digits." [Video Report] MarketWatch 1:23 PM
  • "Contracts With Apple Should Blunt Any Carrier Push-Back on iPhone Subsidies"  AllThingsD 7:54 AM
  • "Relax Everyone, Apple's Doing Fine" Mashable 12:28 PM
  • "A guide to Apple's guidance: Over the past 8 quarters, it beat its EPS estimate by 42%, revenue by 18%" Fortune 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Financial Results: Conference Call Q2 2012/April 24, 2012 2pm PT/5pm ET" Apple Events 9:06 AM
  • "Apple: Don't Believe the Negative Hype" [Video Report]  TheStreet 12:08 PM
  • "Apple's Core: The iPhone" TheStreet 12:29 PM
  • "Apple infringes on Motorola Mobility patent: Apple Inc infringed on a Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc patent in making its popular iPhones, iPads and other products, a judge for the International Trade Commission ruled on Tuesday."  Reuters 1:24 PM
  • "Apple settles ebook case in Europe: Here in Europe, ebook price fixing investigations have resulted in Apple offering to settle" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "Samsung filed its defenses against Apple's second U.S. preliminary injunction motion" Foss Patents 8:36 AM
  • "Chinese official sides with Proview in iPad trademark dispute" Reuters 8:18 AM
  • "Chinese Court Mediates iPad Trademark Fight" [Paid Membership Required] 10:15 AM
  • "Court Is Mediating iPad Trademark Fight" [Paid Membership Required] 8:15 AM
  • "Chinese Official Says Proview Owns iPad Trademark, Not Apple" AllThingsD 12:29 PM
  • "Apple Can Afford to Make iPhone in U.S., Researchers Claim"  PC Magazine 12:03 PM
  • "Here's How Much Money Apple Would Lose by Manufacturing the iPhone in the U.S." Business Insider 12:18 PM
  • "China's rare earth policy backs Apple into a corner: Report says fondleslabs factories are located near source" The Register 12:02 PM
  • "One in five Mac computers carry Windows malware but only 2.7% harbor Mac OS X malware: Sophos" The Next Web 8:24 AM
  • "Macs More Likely to Carry Windows Malware Than Mac Malware, Study Finds" IDG News Service 12:07 PM
  • "Infosec: One In Five Macs Is Infected With Windows Malware/One in thirty-six Macs harbours OS X-specific malware while one in five features at least one Windows virus or Trojan" TechWeekEurope 8:45 AM
  • "1 in 5 Macs Has Malware [Study] Mashable 9:00 AM
  • "A fifth of Macs 'contain malware'" TG Daily 8:22 AM
  • "New version of Flashback eludes Apple's XProtect: No password required for new variant which bypasses Apple's detection tools" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "Another Mac Flashback variant out, but still uses same (patched) vulnerability" TUAW 3:53 PM
  • "Fourth Beta Version of Mac OS X 10.7.4 Seeded" HardMac 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.7.4 Build, Lists No Known Issues" The Mac Observer 12:00 PM
  • "How to manage file-in-use errors for OS X applications upgrades: While there are several approaches to managing 'in-use' errors in OS X, you can often make use of the Trash to temporarily store these files so as not to disturb your workflow." MacFixIt 12:27 PM
  • "Lion Server: Pointing clients to a Software Update Server" Apple Support 8:25 PM
  • "Google Drive: It's slick, integrated...and not exactly free/The online file storage and sync service is more than just a Dropbox and SkyDrive competitor. Because it can cost users real money, it makes us into customers, not just eyeballs for advertisers." CNET News 12:07 PM
  • "Google Drive Goes for a Spin [Hands-On] Mashable 2:33 PM
  • "Google Drive preview: an in-depth look at features and functionality" Engadget 8:18 PM
  • "Hands on with Google Drive (Review)" ZDNet 8:25 PM
  • "Automatically encrypt files for your Google Drive" Macworld 1:21 PM
  • "SkyDrive vs iCloud vs Dropbox: Which Is The Best Cloud Storage / Backup Service That You Should Use?" Redmond Pie 8:41 AM
  • "Review: MacScan - Protect Your Mac from Malware and Privacy Threats" MacTrast 8:29 PM
  • "Nevercenter CameraBag 2 Review" Mac|Life 12:28 PM
  • "Automator workflow of the month: Convert PowerPoint to Keynote" Macworld 8:35 AM
  • "Send text, files from Mac to iOS via Messages" Macworld 8:35 AM
  • "Get Rid Of The Annoying File Extension Change Warning [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Disable warning when changing file extensions in Finder" Mac OS X Hints 9:43 AM
  • "If MacPaint Were Still Around It Would Look Like This New Mac App" McSolo 7:56 AM
  • "Get The Mac App That Knows When Your Mac's Hard Disk Drive Is Dying" Mac 360 7:56 AM
  • "An Easy, Automated Way To Backup And Secure Your Mac's Files With Encryption" BohemianBoomer 7:56 AM
  • "A Better, Cheaper, Simpler, Easier Checkbook Manager To Replace Quicken On A Mac" NoodleMac 7:56 AM
  • "3 Reasons To Love The Mac App That Will Have You Cursing In Delight" TeraTalks 7:56 AM
  • "A Cheap, Fun, Easy Way To Drag And Drop To Password Protect And Encrypt Mac Files" Mac 360 7:56 AM
  • "2 Ways This Simple, Cheap Clock App Is Better Than The Clock On Your Mac" PixoBebo 7:56 AM
  • "What we want to WWD-see" TUAW 1:21 PM
  • "Mac Security After Flashback: 5 Key Points/Where does the Apple security situation stand in the wake of the Flashback Trojan outbreak? Consider these important data points." InformationWeek 12:26 PM
  • "Apple's IPv6 misstep is a sign of the times: Many network vendors lack 'feature parity' between IPv4 and IPv6 offerings" Network World 12:03 PM
Press Releases
  • "Amazon introduces Send to Kindle for Mac" TUAW 4:24 PM
  • "Pixelmator 2.0.3 trims RAM use by half, quashes bugs" FairerPlatform 3:46 PM
  • "Service Pack 2 released for Poser 9" Architosh 12:00 PM
  • "Adobe: CS6 ships May 7, CS5.5 upgrade deal ends May 6" FairerPlatform 9:34 AM
  • "Norton releases Identity Safe, its password manager app for OS X" AppleTell 8:40 AM
  • "Langwitch for Mac OS: switch languages faster with specified hotkeys" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Yodot Software Releases Mac File Recovery Software" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "EditShare Ark Designed to Protect and Serve" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "EditShare Storage Goes Into Overdrive With Support for Adobe CS6" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Elsewhere: ambient nature sounds - new app by Eltima Software" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Chemkit is an open-source C++ library for molecular modelling" Macs in Chemistry 7:56 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "New tracker tool reveals Apple's iOS dominates mobile traffic: Real-time Mobile Dominance Tracker shows majority of US mobile traffic originates from iOS devices" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak Speaks About Apple's Early Days" Macworld UK 7:52 AM
  • "'Think Different' creator: Apple has right values" [Audio Report] MarketWatch 8:18 AM
  • "Former Apple Executive Blends Genres with iPad" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:14 AM
  • "Report: iPads Account for 66% of Mobile Shopping, 90% of Revenue" The Mac Observer 12:57 PM
  • "iPhone Sales Crush The Competition At AT&T: Apple's iPhone outsold other smartphones nearly 4-to-1 during AT&T's first quarter. The company activated a total of 5.5 million smartphones, boosting smartphone subscribership to nearly 60%." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "AT&T activates 4.3 million iPhones in Q1 as churn hits its lowest level in five quarters" The Next Web 8:31 AM
  • "AT&T and Verizon iPhone activations disappoint" CNNMoney 12:11 PM
  • "At AT&T, iPhone continues to boom" GigaOM 8:20 AM
  • "AT&T's Q1: iPhone still carries the team" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "AT&T is Winning an iPhone Battle It Doesn't Even Want to Win" The Atlantic Wire 12:28 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone accounted for 78% of AT&T smartphone activations in Q1 2012" AppleInsider 8:44 AM
  • "HTC blames iPhone 4S for recent profit drop" TUAW 3:53 PM
  • "The Chinese are Excited about the Pineapple Smell from iPhone Headphone Jack (Video)" M.I.C. Gadget 12:02 PM
  • "The M Machine Builds iPad-Controlled Light Show From Scratch" Wired 7:53 AM
  • "Passengers blast updated app for public transport" Melbourne Age 7:56 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Firefox 12 release brings easier updates as it bypasses Microsoft's UAC system" V3 11:56 AM
  • "New Technology Could Let You Unlock Doors with Your Bones" Techland 11:55 AM
  • "Watch Dutch girl age 12 years in 2 minutes, 45 seconds" Los Angeles Times 11:39 AM
  • "Skype Lands on the PlayStation Vita With Video Calls" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "Better for the wear: Next wave of technology could be coming very soon" Boston Herald 10:27 AM
  • "New Dolby Technology to Make Horror Movies Scarier" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:11 AM
  • "Samsung Heirs Stage a Korean Soap Opera" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:11 AM
  • "Google's Galaxy Nexus: Unlocked and Contract-Free for $399" Techland 11:55 AM
  • "Google Drive kicks off with DocuSign integration" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Google Stores, Syncs, Edits in the Cloud" [Paid Membership Required] 11:57 AM
  • "Nokia Lumia 900 white and cyan models out of stock at AT&T" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Swiss Scientists Demonstrate Mind Controlled Robot" Associated Press 10:05 AM
  • "Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz brings new startup Asana into the marketplace" Silicon Valley 10:37 AM
  • "Facebook flops: Zuck has bad quarter at worst time" New York Post 11:16 AM
  • "Lexmark profit falls 27% on weak legacy sales" MarketWatch 9:49 AM
  • "HTC plans to develop customized processors" DigiTimes 10:49 AM
  • "HTC sees lower outlook as Apple, Samsung dominate" MarketWatch 9:49 AM
  • "HTC: 'Difficult' to Recover in U.S." [Paid Membership Required] 9:49 AM
  • "AT&T profit rises 5.2% as fewer people cancel" MarketWatch 9:49 AM
  • "Arm warns of slowing royalty sales growth" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:01 AM
  • "LG Display Optimistic Despite Loss" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Firefox deems favicons risky, banishes them from address bar" Engadget 9:35 AM
  • "The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success" [Interview with Ken Segall] Forbes 8:51 AM
  • "New iPad plagued by connectivity issues: The new model hasn't been without issues from WiFi and 3G connectivity problems to screen manufacturing issues holding up supply" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Apple to scrap 17-inch MacBook Pro models?" T3 9:16 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 2012 could feature Liquidmetal technology" ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "Intel aims for 100 Thunderbolt devices by year end" IDG News Service 12:24 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins Patents for iPad Smart Cover, iTunes Store & More" Patently Apple 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patents For Time Machine, GarageBand, The IMac" MacNews 7:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Hatchi For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:53 AM
  • "Ion Racer For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:53 AM
  • "Pocket Ninjas For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:53 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:14 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:14 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 9:14 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 18 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:40 AM

  • "Nike+ FuelBand: The wearable fitness computer" ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo Review" Macworld 8:35 AM
  • "Sony MDR-AS50G review: Sony's headphones don't have the very best sound quality, but it's certainly tolerable – and they're pleasingly affordable" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "Pioneer SE-CL331-H review: They look and sound pretty basic, but they are among the cheapest of the test. There's no on-cable remote either" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "Philips ActionFit Neckband review: The Philips ActionFit gets maximum marks for security of fit, and has the best audio quality of the group" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "Sena's Creativo iPhone pouch has a handy cutout for answering calls" Macworld 8:52 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Photogene for iPad review" iMore 8:43 AM
  • "'Soulcaliber:' A Beautiful Mashy-Slashy Mess" MacNewsWorld 8:43 AM
  • "Triple Town Review: In-app purchase scheme hampers the fun in otherwise clever game" Macworld 8:35 AM
  • "'Lock 'n' Load' Review – An Enjoyable Dual Stick Adventure" Touch Arcade 8:42 AM
  • "'Tentacle Wars HD' for iPad Review - A Fast-paced Strategy Game Reminiscent of 'Galcon'" Touch Arcade 8:42 AM
  • "Peepometer – Swackett In High Style On iPad | iPhone App/Game Reviews, iPad App/Game Reviews, Apple, Mac, iOS, and App News At AppleNApps" Apple'n'Apps 8:26 PM
  • "Pholium Review: Pholium is a photo book creator for iPad that shows some promise, but is besieged by baffling errors." 148Apps 12:28 PM
  • "TumbleOn HD Review: An attractive way of browsing through the many images on Tumblr blogs." 148Apps 12:20 PM
  • "Ourcast Review: Ourcast is a weather app with rain updates every ten minutes and interesting social features." 148Apps 9:08 AM
  • "NightCap Review: Ideal for night time photography, providing you have a steady hand." 148Apps 2:25 PM
  • "100 Greatest Hits Review: A huge bundle of retro gaming delights at a very respectable price." 148Apps 1:25 PM
  • "Space Retro Review: This sci-fi shooter feels like something straight out of a 1980s arcade cabinet." 148Apps 12:28 PM
  • "Planet Pete Review: Planet Pete is a gravity-based game with a space exploring turtle." 148Apps 8:42 AM
  • "How to get AirPlay working when Apple TV is hooked up via Ethernet" TUAW 8:37 AM
  • "Video Demonstrates How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Watch] iClarified 8:36 AM
  • "Are You Always Running Out Of Space On Your Favorite iDevice?" App Advice 8:28 PM
  • "Q&A: Linking iPhoto to Multiple Accounts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:03 AM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 9:53 PM
  • "Sales of iPhones defy the sceptics" iTV News 9:17 PM
  • "What Apple's Spectacular Earnings Mean For Phone Carriers" ReadWriteWeb 8:26 PM
  • "Apple Could Buy T-Mobile With Its Q1 Earnings" ReadWriteWeb 8:26 PM
  • "Best Quotes Of Apple's Q2 2012 Earnings Call" Cult of Mac 8:24 PM
  • "Greenpeace Shames Apple With, Um, Fake Window-Washing" Wired Magazine 7:59 PM
  • "Hey, Tim Cook: Remember When People Said The iPhone Would Fail Because It Did Too Many Things?" Business Insider 7:47 PM
  • "AAPL's Cook: Not Looking to 'Compromise' Like Hybrid PCs" Barron's 4:58 PM
  • "Tim Cook: Here's Why Microsoft's Plan For Windows 8 To Work On PCs And Tablets Is Insane" Business Insider 8:16 PM
  • "Tim Cook on Windows 8 laptop / tablet hybrids: 'anything can be forced to converge'" The Verge 4:58 PM
  • "What Can you Buy With Apple's $98 Billion" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3:47 PM
  • "To Push Windows Tablets, Microsoft Makes Supporting iPads More Expensive" Cult of Mac 12:24 PM
  • "Wall Street's failure to contextualize Apple's iPhone sales" Network World 10:57 AM
  • "Phil Schiller clarifies reason for deleting his Instagram account" Edible Apple 9:19 AM
  • "Apple May Actually Lose iPad Trademark Case in China" Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Apple iPad to dominate tablet market through 2016" BGR 8:48 AM
  • "Why An 'iPhone nano' Just Won't Fly" App Advice 9:33 AM
  • "A Brief, Inaccurate History of the Mythical 'iPhone Nano,' 2007-Present: Let us examine a legendary Apple product that has never arrived: and yet just won't go away."  Techland 8:42 AM
  • "U. S. carriers to cut iPhone subsidy? Why it won't happen"  ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "Why sue the publishers and Apple instead of Amazon? The DoJ may not have had much choice" TeleRead 8:33 AM
  • "Rumor Roundup, Episode 1: 'iPhone 5' Home button and more nonsense" TUAW 8:28 PM
  • "Apple's Q2 results: Are Qualcomm, iPhone 5 worries overblown?" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "3 reasons Apple won't reveal iPhone 5 in June" Computerworld 7:58 AM
  • "Who owns your files on Google Drive? Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive allow you to retain your copyright and IP rights to the work you upload to the service, but Google Drive takes everything you own." CNET News 9:02 PM
  • "Google Drive is not for everyone, so try these alternatives" CNET News 12:22 PM
  • "Diablo III Beta Impressions" PCWorld 11:23 AM
  • "Shedding light on the new Nook: Barnes & Noble is adding a brilliant light to its e-reader. Does it work? And, is it enough to goose sales?" Fortune 11:07 AM
  • "How to use Hadoop to overcome storage limitations" CIO 11:04 AM
  • "Which browser is the most popular? That depends on where you are" Houston Chronicle 11:02 AM
  • "ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Review" HotHardware 11:00 AM
  • "Silicon Valley CEOs see solid job growth this year" Oakland Tribune 10:36 AM
  • "Which electronic devices can't be protected from identity thieves? Find out" Los Angeles Times 10:48 AM
  • "Cyber crime not a big deal? Get real" InfoWorld 11:04 AM
  • "Russian Cyber Criminals Rake in Billions" ABCNews 10:23 AM
  • "Why AT&T and Verizon Are Rooting for Windows Phones" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:11 AM
  • "Why Facebook-Microsoft Patent News Isn't a 'Disaster' for Yahoo!" TheStreet 10:01 AM
  • "Don't Look Now, But Vidyo Is Messing Up the Videoconferencing Business" AllThingsD 9:54 AM
  • "A nail in Oracle's Java coffin - aka, 'That's why Google hired Timothy Bray'" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Google Drive: It's slick, integrated...and not exactly free" CNET News 12:22 PM
  • "Time running out for Nokia turnaround: Improvement needed soon, analysts and ratings firm say" MarketWatch 9:49 AM
  • "Nokia: Is Treasure Hidden in its Pile of Junk?" TheStreet 9:34 AM
  • "The Curious Case of Microsoft Marketing" Tech.pinions 10:48 AM
  • "Yahoo!: Tactics Masquerading as Strategy" Tech.pinions 10:48 AM
  • "Are today's students truly 'tech savvy'?" ZDNet 9:08 AM
  • "DVD, Blu-Ray Sales Continue To Decline" MacNews 7:59 AM
  • "The Rise and Fall of RIM -iPhone marked beginning of end (infographic)" Ness Blog 7:59 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Hello iPhoto features 'Tap to Learn.' Just tap anything you're interested in and Hello iPhoto will teach it to you. There are 220+ screenshots that capture every detail of iPhoto. Each lesson is very detailed and once you're done, you just tap the home button on the screen and you're back to the iPhoto screen. You can 'Tap to Learn' again. Hello iPhoto also teaches users how to use parts of iTunes and iPhoto for your computer. This is the beginning of our new "Hello" series. Hello iPhoto is $1.99." It's About Time 9:54 PM
  • "20 'Edible' iPhone Covers" Mashable 9:23 PM
  • "Lifedge case waterproofs and ruggedizes the iPad" Gizmag 9:17 PM
  • "Apps for Parents of Toddlers" MacTrast 8:29 PM
  • "Google Drive iOS app is '98 percent done' – launching soon | 9to5Google | Beyond Good and Evil" 9 to 5 Google 8:28 PM
  • "'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' Hits the App Store Tonight" Touch Arcade 4:58 PM
  • "Sony's magnetic fluid speaker dock makes speakers interesting again" iDownload Blog 2:46 PM
  • "Put your iPhone in a pellucid purse pocket" CNET News 12:27 PM
  • "Minecraft for iOS Gets New Crafting UI" iClarified 12:18 PM
  • "Now there's an iPhone app to pick your iPhone carrier" GigaOM 12:10 PM
  • "Julie Kuehl Discusses Social Media on The Tech Lounge" The Mac Observer 10:48 AM
  • "Apple iPhone remains in 4th place behind Android smartphones according to latest social media monitoring report from DigitalMR" PRWeb 9:04 AM
  • "Curved Design, LLC Releases Second Major Release of its Mechanical Clock App 'Little Ben' for iPhone / iPad and also Debuts New Free Version 'Little Ben Lite'" PRWeb 9:04 AM
  • "Securely Erase Hard Drives with ProtectStar Data Shredder 3.0" PRWeb 9:04 AM
  • "Hyperkani Announces iOS Release of Fast-Paced Vertical Action Game, Worm Jump; More than 1.5 Million Downloads on Android and Symbian, Now Available on iOS" PRWeb 9:04 AM
  • "EasyAsk Introduces Quiri – A Revolutionary Voice-Enabled Natural Language Interface – for SugarCRM" PRWeb 9:04 AM
  • "Is Apple Running out of Juice?" PRNewswire 8:36 AM
  • "Onavo opens its data compression app to iPhone 4S on CDMA and 4G LTE iPads" The Next Web 8:31 AM
  • "Line2 for iOS now offers MMS support within its network, adds location sharing" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Apps Genius Signs Strategic Partnership with Weekend Game Studio" Business Wire 8:10 AM
  • "Nuance Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Apps Now Available in Egypt" Business Wire 8:09 AM
  • "Onavo Extend Data Compression App for Apple iOS Released for Tens of Millions More Mobile Consumers" Business Wire 8:09 AM
  • "Aranez Announce the Swivel New iPad Leather Case" prMac 2:25 PM
  • "Whakami launched Haikimmi 1.0 - Never be undecided again" prMac 12:27 PM
  • "Planet Pete - New gaming concept for iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Manhattan Introduces Stealth - A Touch Mouse for the Tablet Generation" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Updated SHADOWGUN is Rolling on the New iPad" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Podbay for iPhone is the fastest and simplest app for podcasts" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Roman Backgammon - Go Back In Time - New App by eoz games" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Shiny HD - Edit your photos in real time on your iPad - Video included" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "techBASIC 2.0 Brings Interactive App Programming to the iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "FavesDial 1.0 for iOS - Call, Text, Email, FaceTime with a Single Tap" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "iLuv Drawing People - Learn the basics of drawing people step by step" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "LexiMobile App Gives Users The Power Of Words in the Palm of Your Hand" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Meeting Gold iOS App Makes Meetings Painless And Productive" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Noteboom Productions Introduces Tutor for iPhoto for iOS" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Limit Point LLC releases Panorama 1.0" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "photoAround - Plan your next trip through flickr photos" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Combining a SmartPhone with a DSLR Camera" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Distal Industries introduces CurfewAlert 1.0 - Teenagers Smart Alarm" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "eWeather HD 2.5 - Weather alerts and reports for iOS Notification Center" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "ezRecorder 1.0 released for iOS - Mobile Recording And Mixing" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Greater Self-Understanding for All Aspects of Life w/Life Inventory iPad" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "iCarbs 3.0 - Universal App: Lookup + Record Carbs Based on USDA Database" prMac 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM raises dividend, approves stock buyback: IBM raises quarterly dividend 13 percent, increases stock buyback program by $7 billion" Associated Press 9:57 AM
  • "IBM hikes dividend 14%, adds to buyback plan" MarketWatch 9:50 AM
  • "IBM Increases Dividend 13%" [Paid Membership Required] 9:57 AM
  • "IBM Boosts Stock Buyback by $7 Billion, Raises Dividend" Bloomberg 9:57 AM
  • "IBM Boosts Buyback, Dividend as Sales Flatten" TheStreet 9:34 AM
  • "IBM Uses Openness To Drive Own Solutions" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "IBM Boosts Dividend 13%" Forbes 2:33 PM
  • "Microsoft loses round in Xbox patent fight" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:57 AM
  • "Xbox patent ruling favours Motorola over Microsoft" BBC 10:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Xbox Infringes on Motorola Patents, ITC Says" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "Initial Patent Rulings Favor Motorola Over Microsoft" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Motorola said Seattle FRAND case could affect ITC Xbox case, initial determination is no import ban" Foss Patents 9:35 AM
  • "The Slow Decay Of The Microsoft Consumer" Seeking Alpha 10:01 AM
  • "Windows 8 Release Preview Set For June: Microsoft announcement sparks speculation that final version of Windows 8 may ship as early as October." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Microsoft offers summer sneak preview of Windows 8: Microsoft has announced that a second preview version of its new operating system will be available in June." BBC 10:23 AM
  • "Microsoft slates Windows 8 'release preview' for early June: June 5 the most likely date if company follows Windows 7's timeline" Computerworld 10:33 AM
  • "Microsoft System Center 2012 Focuses On Private Cloud: Microsoft expands its role in the data center with private cloud management tools, new cross-hypervisor management capabilities." InformationWeek 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft SkyDrive upgrade takes aim at Dropbox: Cloud storage service SkyDrive has a new app that syncs with Windows PCs, Macs, Windows phones, and iPhones" Network World 11:05 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils paid SkyDrive options: 7GB of storage should be enough for nearly everyone" The Register 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Takes on Dropbox with Major SkyDrive Update" Ars Technica 11:59 AM
  • "Oracle confronts Google's Schmidt about Java" Reuters 12:19 PM
  • "Eric Schmidt talks Android, search revenue in Oracle-Google IP trial" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Google's Schmidt set to testify in smartphone trial" Reuters 10:03 AM
  • "Andy Rubin spars with Oracle attorney over old emails: Oracle says the emails to and from Rubin show that Google knew it needed a license for Java to build Android" IDG News Service 11:26 AM
  • "Google's Rubin spars with Oracle over definition of fragmentation" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Google wanted Java 'partnership' with Sun: Oracle shows Google emails suggesting partnership or licence" The Register 11:52 AM
  • "Oracle May Win Software License Resale Case, Court Aide Says" Bloomberg 12:19 PM
  • "Oracle Overhauls JD Edwards ERP Applications: Oracle adds productivity, reporting, and compliance updates to a portfolio that has already seen sweeping changes during the past year." InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "HP, Dell and Asustek said to plan launch of 15-inch ultrabooks without an ODD" DigiTimes 10:49 AM
  • "Dell brings 40-Gigabit Ethernet to PowerEdge blades: The company will also demonstrate its data-center network gear working with OpenFlow at Interop" IDG News Service 10:32 AM
  • "Intel Makes $140 Million Deal With Cray" [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 PM
  • "Moore's Law Lives Another Day: The three-dimensional transistors of Intel's new generation of chips continue the 50-year trend of faster, more tightly packed chips." Technology Review 8:00 PM
  • "AMD adds new mobile graphics chips: Radeon 7700, 7800, 7900" CNET Reviews 10:08 AM
  • "Channel Consensus: Cisco Has Turned The Corner" CRN 10:31 AM
  • "Internet Hall of Fame Opens... On the Web" Network World 11:24 AM
  • "Ubuntu Linux 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' is born: As the final release of 'Precise Pangolin' draws near, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth kicks off work on its successor" PCWorld 11:49 AM
  • "iPad demand sends Taiwanese laptop makers looking for new strategy" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 9:51 AM
  • "Forrester: 760M Tablets In Use By 2016, Apple 'Clear Leader', Frames Also Enter The Frame" TechCrunch 11:48 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Join us for Apple's quarterly earnings call: At 2 p.m. Pacific today, we'll be live-blogging Apple's fiscal second-quarter earnings call." CNET News 4:30 PM
  • "Live Blog: Apple's Q2 Earnings Call" TechCrunch 4:24 PM
  • "TMO Live Coverage: Apple's Q2 2012 Earnings Report" The Mac Observer 4:06 PM
  • "Apple Soars on Blowout Earnings: Live Blog" TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Live Update: Apple Q2 financials" Macworld 4:00 PM
  • "Live Blog: Apple's 2Q Earnings Call" WSJ Blogs 3:57 PM
  • "Join TUAW for a liveblog of the Apple FY 2012 second quarter financial results" TUAW 1:52 PM
  • "Liveblog: Apple's FY2012 Q2 earnings call today at 5pm EDT" Ars Technica 9:33 AM
  • "Apple Is Getting Crushed Right Now, And The Chart Looks Awful" Business Insider 1:53 PM
  • "Apple Shares May Be Setting Up For Mother Of All Bounces" Forbes 12:04 PM
  • "Thesis On Apple Remains Firmly Intact Post Fiscal Second Quarter Earnings" Seeking Alpha 5:28 PM
  • "Why Markets Are So Nervous About Apple's Earnings" CNBC 2:33 PM
  • "Can Apple shine once again?" Reuters 1:24 PM
  • "Apple's Weak iPhone Sales an Ominous Sign for Earnings" CNBC 12:08 PM
  • "All eyes on the iPhone sales: Why is the market so freaked by the activation numbers from Verizon and AT&T?" Fortune 12:04 PM
  • "Apple slides as Wall Street panics over potential iPhone sales miss" BGR 9:33 AM
  • "Apple results to face intense scrutiny after 10pc drop" The Telegraph 8:15 AM
  • "How Apple's Report Can Start March to $1,000" TheStreet 8:14 AM
  • "Apple: Highest Returning Protected Covered Call" Seeking Alpha 9:00 AM
  • "Apple Earnings Estimates: Keeping It Real" Seeking Alpha 8:10 AM
  • "Apple ripe to lose some sway over S&P 500" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Boasts History of Reversing Earnings-Driven After-Hours Gains" Seeking Alpha 8:16 AM
  • "Apple tends to fall the day after earnings" MarketWatch 8:18 AM
  • "Stock futures edge higher, Apple to report results" Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Why I Will Not Be Listening To Apple's Earnings Call Live" Seeking Alpha 2:27 PM
Industry News
  • "Japan stocks rally on weaker yen, Apple results" MarketWatch 9:21 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks cheer Apple results/Asian stocks climbed solidly in early Wednesday trading, with many regional techs getting a lift from strong Apple Inc. results in the U.S., while a weaker yen helped buoy shares in Tokyo." MarketWatch 9:15 PM
  • "Apple, Netflix lead tech-sector losses: Tech stocks put in a mostly negative performance Tuesday, with Apple Inc. in the red in advance of its latest earnings report and Netflix Inc. slumping following negative reaction to its latest new-subscriber forecast." MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. stocks up on earnings, down on tech: Apple Inc. shares slip ahead of earnings after the closing bell" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise Amid Better-Than-Forecast Earnings" Bloomberg 10:26 AM
  • "Blue Chips Boosted by Strong Earnings, IBM Dividend Hike" FOXBusiness 11:01 AM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed; Apple Casts Shadow" TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks: Blue chips take cue from earnings" CNNMoney 4:05 PM
  • "Dow Closes Higher on Earnings: A handful of blue chips pushed the Dow industrials higher, but weakness in Apple's shares were a drag on the Nasdaq again." [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Investors eye housing data" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stocks led higher by industrials" MarketWatch 12:15 PM
  • "Asian Shares End Mixed" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Fall for Fourth Day Amid European Debt Concerns" Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "European Stocks Rebound From Three-Month Low; Nordea, Kone Jump" Bloomberg 12:10 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Banks boost Europe stocks after mixed U.S. data/Grifols surges 12% after doubling first-quarter profit" MarketWatch 12:10 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:29 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:29 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:52 PM

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