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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Interesting article from Jeff Sommer at New York Times looks at the impact iPhone has on the US economy, citing JP Morgan economist who believes Apple's phone contributes "[1/4] to [1/3] of a percentage point to the annualized growth rate of the [GDP]"; with iTunes seeing drop in music sales, will Apple's Beats acquisition and integration be the thing that resuscitates the platform?; Barron's looks at Apple Pay and Apple's locking in of Mastercard and Visa; CVS joins Rite Aid in rejecting Apple Pay; Mashable says new iMac Retina screen so good it could stop traffic; China's official news agency, Xinhuanet, interviews Tim Cook who tells of China's importance to Apple, and that "Apple wants everything it develops to enter China market" — more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple Pay continues to be in the news as the service gets off the ground to a few glitches, Jan Dawson examines the service as it stands today, and where it is heading; Benzinga looks into whether Apple Pay is safe or not; Macworld has a primer on what to do if you experienced a post-Yosemite install disaster; The Mac Observer explains "handing off calls to your iPhone"; a couple features from Macworld on iTunes 12; more Yosemite system prefs reviewed at eXtensions, Mission Control and Displays; Kraig Becker thinks Apple's productivity suite "should replace Microsoft Office for Mac users"; apparently knock-offs in China responsible for spam deluge impacting iMessage; Sprint ups the ante with a new plan to rent iPhone and upgrade every year; iPhone 6 Plus seeing app crashing issue?; Six Colors reviews the new Retina iMac, and Kirk McElhearn has one word on his first impressions: "Wow!"

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "The iPad May Kill Laptops and Save the Desktop"  Tech.pinions 9:16 AM
  • "How the Blind Are Reinventing the iPhone"  The Atlantic 11:30 AM
  • "Liquidmetal Inventor: Apple Will Use It In A 'Breakthrough Product'"  Business Insider 3:36 PM
  • "Samsung Rising: Apple's iPhone is still a profit machine, but Samsung's smartphone business is quickly growing. It leads Apple in smartphone sales, according to various estimates, though the iPhone maker is hot on its heels. Elsewhere, the two continue to battle IP litigation wars, with a top-level settlement meeting scheduled for this month." MacNewsWorld 8:59 AM
  • "An Apple CEO-in-waiting sells 95% of his company shares: The head of iPhone and iPad software sold 64,151 shares Friday worth $38.7 million"  Fortune 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Exec Who Sold 95 Percent of His Shares Isn't Abandoning Ship" The Atlantic Wire 2:20 PM
  • "Can Your Preschooler Learn Anything From an iPad App? Educational apps for very young children are a booming business. But the research hasn't caught up yet."  Slate 8:31 AM
  • "New Wireless Carrier? Apple Could Face Grueling Uphill Climb" MacNewsWorld 1:18 PM
  • "Apple's tax avoidance: Sour grapes" CBS News 8:58 AM
  • "Sen. Tom Coburn is 'livid' over Apple's tax loopholes" Fortune 11:31 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 release date will be..." Computerworld 8:57 AM
OS X
News
  • "Microsoft detects new malware targeting Apple computers: Apple users should be sure their Mac version of Office has up-to-date patches" IDG News Service 9:36 AM
  • "Apple adds 'Do Not Disturb' switch to Mountain Lion's Notification Center" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "Apple updates OS X Mountain Lion and Lion 10.74" Macworld UK 8:36 AM
  • "Mountain Lion to have 'do not disturb' feature for notifications" Ars Technica 11:30 AM
  • "Apple Gives Mac Developers A Mountain Lion Update To Play With" AppleBitch 8:12 AM
  • "Oxford University hit hard by Mac Flashback infections: Biggest outbreak since since Windows Sasser worm" Techworld 1:51 PM
  • "Mac virus hits Google pocket" AFP 1:19 PM
  • "iPhoto for iOS Update Fixes Duplicate Photo Problem, More" The Mac Observer 8:13 AM
  • "Apple updates iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand for iOS" FairerPlatform 11:24 AM
  • "iPhoto: What's New in Version 1.0.1" iTunes 9:09 PM
  • "iMovie: What's New in Version 1.3.1" iTunes 9:08 PM
  • "GarageBand: What's New in Version 1.2.1" iTunes 9:08 PM
  • "Cards: What's New in Version 1.1.2" iTunes 9:09 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "OS X Mail checking for new messages even when set to manual: Account-specific settings may override Mail's automatic message retrieval preferences." CNET Reviews 10:00 PM
  • "'RAM is cheap. Look at upgrading the amount of memory in the machines in order to minimize SPODs.' Excellent advice, which I usually put at #2 when searching for causes of SPODs. SU is free for a demo period, so this step costs nothing and rules out a serious hardware error, allowing further investigations to proceed unencumbered." MacInTouch 1:40 PM
  • "[Reader] asked how to install Lion without the recovery partition. The only way I found was to first let Lion install the way it wants with the recovery partition created. Once you are up and running and configured, clone the drive to another HD (maybe two, for added peace of mind,) then partition the original drive to the partition scheme you desire, and clone back to the original from the clone." MacInTouch 1:41 PM
  • "[Reader] asked about alternatives to iDisk for musicians sharing GarageBand files. You mentioned that you tried DropBox and it didn't meet your needs, but this puzzles me; maybe you could identify the specific features that aren't working for you. I don't see any functional differences between DropBox and iDisk; you can work with GarageBand files directly from a shared DropBox folder without importing or exporting, just as you can with iDisk. I'm working on a CD project with another musician and we share all our music files via DropBox; it has worked flawlessly for me. The only program I'm aware of that doesn't seem to play well with DropBox is Quicken for Mac (and possibly Quicken Essentials)." MacInTouch 1:42 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Switch your iWeb site to a Mac-friendly Web host: How to choose a new Web host when MobileMe fades away" Macworld 8:51 AM
  • "Asking the iTunes Guy" Macworld 9:25 AM
  • "Restarting a remote Mac" Macworld 2:18 PM
  • "Mac Tip: Finder, I'm Lost!" MacTrast 8:59 AM
  • "Drop Monitor Brightness To Zero, Reduce Energy Costs [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Option-up arrow and Option-down arrow cycle through sent messages in iChat" Mac OS X Hints 9:48 AM
  • "How To Bring Google Maps To Your Mac With A Free Maps App" BohemianBoomer 8:12 AM
  • "The Most Useful Mac Browser On Planet Earth Is Free" TeraTalks 8:12 AM
  • "How Do You Make Final Cut Pro X Better? Add Some Sugar FX To Your Mac" Mac 360 8:11 AM
  • "A One Click Way To Check Apple's Support Articles From Your Mac's Dashboard" NoodleMac 8:12 AM
  • "How To Use A Cheap Mac App To Diagram Work Processes, Flow Charts, Org Charts, Drag And Drop" Mac 360 8:12 AM
  • "A Few Words About The Mac's Best File Transfer Tool" McSolo 8:12 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple ID Horror Story" TidBITS 3:23 PM
  • "Apple is wrong to try and cage its Lion: What's the best way to keep a Lion safe? Put it in a cage? It's a quandary that gets many conservationists in a lather, as they try to balance the majestic creature's need for wide open spaces with a desire to protect it from those with malicious aims. It's a dilemma that may have relevance for that titan of the tech scene, Apple." V3 1:59 PM
  • "Mountain Lion Needs Better Keychain Syncing" MacNews 8:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "Sonora Is a Beautiful Music Player for OS X that Puts Your Artwork Front and Center" Lifehacker 3:38 PM
  • "Adobe Camera Raw Adds Support for New Cameras, More" The Mac Observer 1:33 PM
  • "Amazon Releases Cloud Drive App" TidBITS 3:23 PM
  • "Amazon Cloud Drive arrives on the desktop with new apps for Mac and Windows" The Next Web 11:30 AM
  • "Graphisoft introduces ArchiCAD 16 – Latest BIM software for architects" Architosh 10:28 AM
  • "AccuProcess Releases Business Process Modeling Software for Apple Mac OS X" PRWeb 9:49 AM
  • "Ripple Training Callouts Released for Final Cut Pro X" prMac 9:48 AM
  • "PopChar X 5.4 is now a universal 32/64-bit application" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Langwitch for Mac OS: switch languages faster with specified hotkeys" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Mac App Mahjongg Staxx Is Mahjongg Fun To The Max" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Limit Point LLC releases Panorama 1.0" prMac 8:15 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Smithsonian to showcase Steve Jobs' patents, trademarks in exhibit on National Mall" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:14 PM
  • "Exclusive: Watch Steve Jobs play FDR in Apple's long-lost takeoff on famous '1984' Macintosh TV commercial"  Network World 3:22 PM
  • "HP elbows Apple off global PC throne: Just 40,000 sales separate tech titans in Q1" Channel Register 9:25 AM
  • "Opinion: why Apple forced Target to boot Kindle over 'conflict of interest'" iDownload Blog 1:12 PM
  • "Target Will Stop Selling Amazon's Kindle -- Is Apple To Blame?" Business Insider 11:33 AM
  • "Angry Birds theme park confirms the Apple iPhone effect" Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "iPhones Cost Workers Time and Money" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:21 AM
  • "Apple snags 14% mobile market share in U.S., behind Samsung and LG" iMore 10:30 AM
  • "Disney to deploy iPads to 'cast members' in parks?" MacNN 8:48 AM
  • "Rumor: Walt Disney World testing iPads with RFID-based Fast Pass ticket system" iDownload Blog 3:40 PM
  • "Retail Chief Shoulders Into Executive Line-Up" ifoAppleStore 8:59 AM
  • "John Browett added to Apple's 'Leadership' page" MacNN 8:48 AM
  • "Spotify (Finally) Shows Up on the iPad" AllThingsD 8:23 AM
  • "Spotify Issues Specialized App for Apple iPad Users" Bloomberg 8:23 AM
  • "It's Finally Here: Spotify Launches Its Long-Awaited iPad App" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "15-Year-Old's App Turns iPad Into A Windows-like OS" BYTE 3:28 PM
  • "ScrollMotion, maker of nifty iPad apps, lands $5 million in debt funding" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "RIM owns up to anti-Apple 'protest' stunt in Australia" The Canadian Press [Free Registration Required] 11:32 AM
  • "Here's How An Old iPhone Is Assembled With New Parts, Packed Again And Sold As New One" How To Arena 8:46 AM
  • "More iPhones subject to search warrants, iPads too" GigaOM 3:39 PM
  • "Watch: Playing Chinese Zither with Two iPads" M.I.C. Gadget 3:39 PM
  • "How This Actor Used an iPhone to Land a Role in the 'Star Trek' Sequel [Video] Mashable 8:39 AM
  • "Howard Stern helps push Ugly Meter up the App Store charts" Appolicious 1:14 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "New Firefox Design Will Offer Uniform Look Across Desktop and Mobile" Webmonkey 2:07 PM
  • "New Advances in Robotics Help the Disabled See the World Around Them" Techland 1:55 PM
  • "Rockstar dishes on Max Payne 3 multiplayer DLC" TG Daily 1:50 PM
  • "'Vivaldi' Linux tablet could have Spring release" PCWorld 1:48 PM
  • "Sega begins selling Toylet urine-powered video games" Mashable 12:13 PM
  • "Fujitsu Releases Platform to Let Standard Mobile Cameras Take 3D Pictures, Video" IDG News Service 11:56 AM
  • "Nokia Shipping 41-Megapixel Camera Phone in May, Hints at More to Come" IDG News Service 11:56 AM
  • "Verizon Promoting LTE as Home Broadband Alternative" Network World 11:55 AM
  • "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Arrives Nov. 13 With Futuristic and Retro Combat" PC Magazine 11:52 AM
  • "Mother's Day: Tech She Wants, Tech She Needs" PC Magazine 11:52 AM
  • "Target to Stop Selling Amazon's Kindle Devices" Reuters 11:31 AM
  • "Sony Vaio T series ultrabooks set for June release" V3 1:59 PM
  • "Google fixes five flaws in Chrome 18" ZDNet 2:14 PM
  • "Google Play carrier billing extends to movies, music, and books" ZDNet 2:11 PM
  • "Doodle 4 Google: Kids draw for Google home page spot; voting open" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:39 AM
  • "Google Launches BigQuery Analytics Service: Google's cloud-based analytics service lets advertisers and other external users store, query, and explore big data in a hurry." InformationWeek 11:33 AM
  • "Google Introducing Automatic Translation in Gmail to All Users" IDG News Service 11:57 AM
  • "File-sharers look to VPNs to overcome Pirate Bay ban" BBC 10:35 AM
  • "RIM close to hiring marketing chief, stock slumps" Reuters 2:43 PM
  • "RIM CEO: We Won't Abandon Physical Keyboards in BlackBerrys" WSJ Blogs 2:03 PM
  • "VMware's New Bid To Simplify Desktop Virtualization: VMware Wednesday launched VMware View 5.1, desktop virtualization technology designed to ease storage requirements and management chores; new vCenter management tools speed desktop provisioning." InformationWeek 10:29 AM
  • "Kindle gone from Target.com, retail phase out underway" FairerPlatform 11:31 AM
  • "Target to no Longer Sell Amazon's Kindle but Will Continue to Carry iPads" PadGadget 11:29 AM
  • "Physicist says Moore's Law is 'collapsing': How would computing's evolution be affected if Gordon Moore's theory dies in 10 years?" Computerworld 8:47 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "MacStories Interviews: Manton Reece" MacStories 1:14 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM EDT" TUAW 1:12 PM
  • "Ted Landau Discusses WWDC Registration and Preparing for MobileMe's Closure" MacNotables 8:31 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "New iPad online wait time dips to less than a week: U.S. buyers eyeing the new iPad can now get the tablet in under a week after placing an order through Apple's online store." CNET News 8:28 AM
  • "The wait for Apple's new iPad is now down to between 3-5 days in the US" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Apple rejecting iOS apps that use Dropbox SDK: Dropbox says the problem involves how users purchase extra storage space" Computerworld 1:44 PM
  • "Apple Is Rejecting Apps That Use Dropbox Functionality" Gizmodo 8:37 AM
  • "Apple reportedly working with Dropbox on rejected apps" CNET News 10:26 AM
  • "Jailbroken iPads can now multitask apps" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "iPad Surpasses iPhone in Web Browsing" PadGadget 8:50 AM
  • "TSMC eyeing advanced process chip orders from Apple" DigiTimes 8:35 AM
  • "Future iPhone May Let You Gift Tunes by Tapping Devices [VIDEO] Mashable 10:01 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Galaxy Dash For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:11 AM
  • "Silly Owls For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:11 AM
  • "Noogra Nuts For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:11 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -New 27 Inch Models -Up To $340 Off List Price" MacReviewZone 3:24 PM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -12 & 8 Core Models... Save Up To $280 On Current Machines" MacReviewZone 3:24 PM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Up to $50 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 3:24 PM
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... Up to $64 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 3:24 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Traktor Kontrol S2 - The Best Portable DJ controller for Mac?" MacTrast 3:36 PM
  • "STM Skinny 3 case for iPad (3rd Gen) features sleep/wake cover (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 3:26 PM
  • "The Muzetto Outback A Handsome, Retro, Functional IPad Bag" MacNews 8:26 AM
  • "Review: Speck FabShell case for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4" Beatweek Magazine 3:23 PM
  • "£1 Signalex USB Notebook Cooler Review" Low End Mac 9:26 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The Ultimate iPhone User Guide: Multimedia apps" APC Magazine 10:02 PM
  • "This app turns 'slide to unlock' into an addictive game for Apple fans" The Next Web 10:00 PM
  • "Spotify for iPad Review" SlashGear 3:37 PM
  • "Spotify For iPad: Pay Premium, And It's Perfect [Review] Cult of Mac 10:39 AM
  • "Spotify for iPad: A UI Analysis with A Rdio Perspective" MacStories 9:25 AM
  • "Spotify for iPad review" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "Spotify For iPad is Music to Our Ears [Review] Mashable 8:41 AM
  • "Spotify releases iPad app: Hands-on/Spotify aims to make your listening experience more enjoyable on a tablet with the music-streaming service's first iPad app, which includes enhanced social functions and a view in Cover Flow style." CNET Reviews 8:28 AM
  • "Which music subscription service should you use?" TechHive 8:50 AM
  • "Pandora vs. Slacker vs. Spotify: iPhone music streaming app shootout!" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "FileMaker Go 12 review: Seamlessly access your FileMaker Pro database from your iOS devices" Macworld UK 8:59 AM
  • "Create Multiple Mail Signatures On Your iPhone with Signatures" MacStories 11:29 AM
  • "TraxItAll – A Goal Setting, Motivational, Habits Building, and All-in-One Daily Log / Tracking System Review" Macworld 8:51 AM
  • "Appidemic: Pholium for iPad" AppleTell 8:51 AM
  • "'MacGuffin's Curse' Review - Silly, Bloodless, Crate-Pushing Fun" Touch Arcade 9:37 AM
  • "'Cannon Cat' Review - This Flying Feline Knocks it Out of the Park" Touch Arcade 8:51 AM
  • "Move the Wood Review: Move the Wood has players moving a metal ball around holes while solving puzzles to clear the path. The two separate game types don't blend together perfectly, but the levels are well designed and challenging." 148Apps 3:38 PM
  • "Realikety Review: Realikety is an augmented reality social networking app that allows iOS users to 'Like' virtually anything in the real world." 148Apps 10:29 AM
  • "Dumbleweed Review: Appealing idea but a little too simplistic for any extended sessions." 148Apps 9:26 AM
  • "Crazy Kangaroo Review: Keep away from a group of hungry, hungry hunters while nabbing cash in this near-endless hopper." 148Apps 2:21 PM
  • "Sky Gnomes Review: Sky Gnomes is a freefall racing game where players pilot falling gnomes through the skies." 148Apps 8:58 AM
  • "Tower of Fortune Review: Tower of Fortune marries a slot machine with RPG mechanics to surprisingly great effect." 148Apps 8:58 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Password Protect Your iPad" Macinstruct 8:13 AM
Tips
  • "Use Speak It! To Reclaim Your Voice [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 3:39 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: I'm going to WWDC. What should I pack?" TUAW 1:12 PM
  • "iPad for Academics: setup, workflow, and accessories" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple, Samsung Dominate the Smartphone Market: 10 Reasons Why" eWeek 11:22 PM
  • "iPhone 5: 15 most-wanted features" [Slideshow] CNET Reviews 9:24 PM
  • "Liquidmetal in an Apple product? Don't hold your breath" CNET News 9:24 PM
  • "Yes, it's mad - but Apple could become a mobile operator" Neowin 3:40 PM
  • "Will Apple ever make another camera?" CNET Reviews 3:28 PM
  • "What To Do With Apple?" Forbes 2:21 PM
  • "New York Times: Apple should save California by paying higher taxes" Flopping Aces 1:18 PM
  • "iPhone 5: 15 most-wanted features/Still waiting for an iPhone 5? So are we. Here's an updated look at some of the feature and design upgrades we'd most like to see, including the odds of their implementation." CNET Reviews 4:27 PM
  • "Forget A Thinner iPhone 5 – What About Power?" AppleBitch 3:27 PM
  • "Will Apple Merge The Macbook Pro And Air Lines? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 11:44 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: More winning" Macworld [Insider Content] 11:30 AM
  • "Blackberry Kills Keyboard - Apple Kills Dropbox" [Video Report] TheStreet 10:29 AM
  • "A Recent Apple Rant Weaved a Humorous Patent Conspiracy"  Patently Apple 8:57 AM
  • "Best Tools for an iPad Presentation" Inc. 8:38 AM
  • "IBM Impact confab has a Steve Jobs vibe" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "R.I.M. vs. Apple: Canadians Can't Skate To Where The Puck Will Be" PixoBebo 8:12 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Turn an old MagicJack into a Google Voice accessory" CNET Reviews 2:41 PM
  • "Pinterest's gender trouble" Salon 12:11 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S III Event: What To Expect" PCWorld 11:54 AM
  • "Tablets rule the home-tech roost; ta-ta TV remotes: survey" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:40 AM
  • "Why did Target boot Amazon's Kindle?" Fortune 11:27 AM
  • "Asustek aims at becoming top vendor of Android tablet PCs in 2H12" DigiTimes 11:17 AM
  • "Protocol wars: Can Fibre Channel survive Ethernet's assault?" Computerworld 10:47 AM
  • "Does Facebook have designs on its own chip?" CNET News 10:24 AM
  • "What's behind RIM's 'dyslexic' marketing missteps?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:33 AM
  • "BlackBerry 10: Best feature nobody's talking about" ZDNet 2:15 PM
  • "BlackBerry 10's bold new features explained" CNET 10:23 AM
  • "The Biggest Risk In Nokia's Turnaround" Seeking Alpha 10:16 AM
  • "Is Black Ops 2's Future War the Reinvention Call of Duty Needs?" Forbes 10:16 AM
  • "'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2': What to expect" The Verge [Free Registration Required] 10:07 AM
  • "HTC One X: AT&T's newest phone is stylish and speedy" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:07 AM
  • "5 ways to adapt to the information age" MarketWatch 10:06 AM
  • "Samsung Aims to Get in Touch With Media Players" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:04 AM
  • "Cheap Android 4.0 tablet: Buy two for the price of one iPad" Electricpig 11:30 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Mac OS X Sings Queen's 'Another One Bites The Dust' [Video] Cult of Mac 4:22 PM
  • "7 Apps for Mastering Your Mobile Data Usage" Wired 2:14 PM
  • "Video Spoofs Tim Cook's Convergence Putdown: Froaster" The Mac Observer 1:06 PM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 8:20 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Kanex ATV Pro HDMI to VGA Adapter brings AirPlay Mirroring to VGA Projector" iTech News Net 11:23 PM
  • "EA isn't closing Rock Band for iOS, claims shut down message was 'sent in error'" The Next Web 11:22 PM
  • "EA not killing Rock Band for iOS after all" CNET News 9:22 PM
  • "New RSS feeds aggregator app to be released by MyClickApps LLC" prMac 9:16 PM
  • "$99 Pop Video accessory turns iPhone into pico projector" CNET News 3:28 PM
  • "'The Journey Down' Set To Hit iOS 'Soon'" Touch Arcade 2:22 PM
  • "Pump-Up Your iPad's Volume with this Easy DIY Project" PadGadget 2:20 PM
  • "Ordering a Cheeseburger? There's an iPad for That" CNBC 2:19 PM
  • "Best earphones for your iPhone and iPad" [Slideshow] ZDNet 2:15 PM
  • "Berlin-based Orderbird Gets $3.5M For Its iOS-Based Restaurant Ordering Solution" TechCrunch 1:51 PM
  • "Weebly Adds Slick iOS App To Its Quietly Huge Web Site Creation Business" TechCrunch 1:51 PM
  • "RunKeeper Announces Partnership With Pebble Watch" iClarified 1:15 PM
  • "'Feel Me' is an app concept that brings warmth to the ways we communicate" The Next Web 1:15 PM
  • "Parallels for iPad Adds Retina Support And Other Great Features" Cult of Mac 1:13 PM
  • "EA Selling Rock Band iOS Game for $5, Despite Looming Expiration Date" PCWorld 1:06 PM
  • "Pix and Stix lets you widdle and wallop your iPad" Coolest Gadgets 11:29 AM
  • "The Ritz-Carlton releases official iPhone app" iLounge 10:39 AM
  • "Watch the Replay of my Adobe CS6 & Creative Cloud for Designers Seminar in My App" Terry White's Tech Blog 10:07 AM
  • "HELIOS Presents New iPad Document Publishing Platform at drupa" Business Wire 9:50 AM
  • "Digital Showcase LLC Releases 'My Craps Game' iPad Retina Version App" Business Wire 9:50 AM
  • "An App with a Cause: Rebel Magazine Launches iPad App Focused on Men and Social Causes" Business Wire 9:50 AM
  • "Refulgent Software LLC, makers of the iPad POS Ambur, Heading to the NRA Show" PRWeb 9:49 AM
  • "OnTrion to Feature Apple® Approved iAutoKit™ at Its International CTIA Wireless 2012 Booth" PRWeb 9:49 AM
  • "Saint Mary's University Hosts Event to Unveil New iPad App for Online Learning" PRWeb 9:49 AM
  • "MedConnections and X Factor Advertising Launched The World's First App Based Patient Recruitment Campaign" PRWeb 9:49 AM
  • "GymPush: The iPhone App Gyms Don't Want You to Have" PRWeb 9:49 AM
  • "AltaVitas Releases a New Version of its Child Health iPhone App Baby Zoe, Further Empowering Parents to Improve Their Children's Health" PRWeb 9:49 AM
  • "Altego™ Launches Laptop Bag Lines Designed for Apple MacBook; The Coated Canvas Cyan Series and Channel Stitched Ruby Series offer updated style and ultimate protection." PRWeb 9:49 AM
  • "B&O A3: The craziest iPad speaker dock in the world?" Electricpig 8:50 AM
  • "Facebook testing Messenger for iPad with Skype video calling" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
  • "Early iOS free-to-play title Eliminate shutting down this month" TUAW 8:44 AM
  • "LifeProof iPhone 4/4S Case Available at J&R Electronics" PRNewswire 8:32 AM
  • "Set a custom color for iPhone tab bar icons" prMac 9:48 AM
  • "Electronic Toolbox Pro for iPhone, iPod and iPad just released" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Screen Sharing Made Easy With The New Imajao App for iOS" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Steampunk Holmes New Sherlock Holmes Book App Project Hits Kickstarter" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Planet Pete - New gaming concept for iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "photoAround - Plan your next trip through flickr photos" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Noteboom Productions Introduces Tutor for iPhoto for iOS" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Meeting Gold iOS App Makes Meetings Painless And Productive" prMac 8:19 AM
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Computer Industry
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  • "German court: halt sale of Microsoft products" MarketWatch 10:06 AM
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  • "Judge Says No to HP and Oracle in Itanium Trial" Wired Magazine 2:07 PM
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  • "HP, Quanta Computer Joining Facebook-Backed Open Compute Project" Bloomberg 2:32 PM
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  • "IBM Acquires Tealeaf To Add Customer Buying Analytics To Smarter Commerce Products" TechCrunch 1:44 PM
  • "IBM to buy analytics-software maker Tealeaf" MarketWatch 2:29 PM
  • "IBM Impact: IBM closes doors on new Watson pilot projects" V3 1:58 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Notebooks Sport Intel Small Business Advantage" eWeek 11:23 AM
  • "Dell sneaks quad-core Ivy Bridge CPUs into a couple of Vostro, XPS, and Inspiron systems" CNET Reviews 9:23 PM
  • "Intel chums up with Huawei for Oriental style flexible 4G push" The Register 1:53 PM
  • "Programming languages not copyrightable rules top EU court: The European Court of Justice has left the door open to reverse engineering of programs" IDG News Service 11:34 AM
  • "EU Court Says Computer Functions Not Copyrightable: Ruling reaffirms the right to reverse engineer software and could enhance a Google appeal if Oracle prevails in its Java copyright claim." InformationWeek 9:28 PM
  • "'Hyperspeed signalling' could prevent cyber attacks, claim researchers: A new system of splitting network traffic could provide advance warning of cyber attacks" Techworld 11:58 AM
  • "Consumerization trend driving IT shops 'crazy,' Gartner analyst says" Computerworld 10:47 AM
  • "Google proves mobile web can be SPDY: Google's new experimental protocol that theoretically transports web content faster than HTTP has attracted interest from users and developers — but the web giant has now come up with proof, not theories, that it will work for mobile devices." ZDNet Australia 2:18 PM
  • "Physicist says Moore's Law is 'collapsing'" Computerworld 10:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "How Much Is Apple Worth? [INFOGRAPHIC] Mashable 11:22 PM
  • "Now's Not the Time to Sell Apple Stock" SmartMoney 10:02 PM
  • "Wrong time to cool on Apple stock: Investors shouldn't be scared out at current valuations" MarketWatch 3:28 PM
  • "An Apple Exec Unloads Shares: A Red Flag in Cupertino?" The Motley Fool 10:02 PM
  • "Apple exec Scott Forstall sells off 95 percent of his shares" CNET News 10:26 AM
  • "Is It Time To Sell Microsoft, Netflix Or Apple?" Seeking Alpha 4:23 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Online travel stocks lead techs back up/TripAdvisor surges on strong earnings results, boosting Expedia" MarketWatch 2:30 PM
  • "Dow Average Retreats From Four-Year High on Jobs Data" Bloomberg 2:20 PM
  • "Stocks Tread Water With Mixed Finish" TheStreet 4:29 PM
  • "Stocks mixed on earnings, jobs data" CNNMoney 2:21 PM
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  • "Asia Markets Finish Higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:04 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Rise as U.S., China Manufacturing Boosts Exporters" Bloomberg 10:08 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks rise, with China up after data" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "European Stocks Decline as U.S. Payrolls Report Misses Estimates" Bloomberg 10:08 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop on downbeat jobs data/UBS bucks bank-sector weakness, up following well-received results" MarketWatch 2:24 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:12 PM
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