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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, May 3, 2012


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Tuesday Highlights: The Motley Fool post charts of iPod, iPhone, and iPad eras and their contribution to Apple's rise toward becoming a trillion dollar company; Counterpoint Research data over Q1 2018 show an overall dip in YoY US smartphone sales, exception being Apple which has shown record growth of 16% YoY; Quartz shows how important Apple Watch has become in jobs like "airline attendants, bartenders, waiters, baristas, shop owners"; here's how you can run your old 32-bit macOS apps in the latest OSes; analysts believe the TV experience Google offers with YouTube TV is what "Apple promised us but failed to deliver"; Politico details President Trump's "rogue" iPhone security; creepy story straight from SciFi theater where school in China now using face recogition in-class to identify students not paying attention; Stephen Silver at AppleInsider goes inside Consumer Reports' testing regimen for Apple products; PCWorld take new Razer Core X GPU for a spin, even works with Macs; CNET opinion piece calls for Apple to open a watch face store.

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  • "Apple TV set may not launch until 2014, says analyst: Despite recent buzz over an impending Apple TV set, J.P. Morgan doesn't except a full-blown version of the product to pop up anytime soon."  CNET News 8:34 AM
  • "No Apple TV set until 2014, says analyst: What's next for Apple?" ZDNet 9:16 AM
  • "Android Is Either 'Winning' Because Apple Is Letting It, Or Losing"  TechCrunch 8:00 AM
  • "The phone market in 2012: a tale of two disruptions" ["The new market disruption is evidenced by the shift of fortunes to Apple and Samsung and away from every other device maker."]  asymco 7:58 AM
  • "Apple expected to expand store-within-store presence at Walmart, Target" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
  • "Report: Apple Could Spend $500 Million to Develop Liquidmetal Alloy" PC Magazine 3:50 PM
  • "Flashback malware turns Macs into moola, says Symantec: Investigation of the Flashback trojan reveals a clickfraud scheme scoring its perpetrators as much as $10,000 a day" InfoWorld 3:56 PM
  • "Apple's Success Brings Microsoft's Virus Problems" Forbes 10:02 AM
  • "Building Our MacStories Wiki with VoodooPad 5" MacStories 3:54 PM
  • "Use a Mac as a Security Camera And Watch Live Video Remotely From an iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 3:56 PM
  • "iTunes Tip: Set A Spending Allowance For Your Kids" MacTrast 8:42 AM
  • "AppleScript for selecting local volumes to unmount" Mac OS X Hints 9:38 AM
  • "Get The Free Mac Office Suite That Breaks Your Dependency On Microsoft Office" NoodleMac 7:51 AM
  • "Learn To Draw On Your Mac With A Free Pixel Art Editor And Become A Pixel Pusher" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "Try The Mac Amazon App That Gives You 5 GB Of Free Online Storage" BohemianBoomer 7:51 AM
  • "Add A Free Magical Broomstick App To Your Mac To Control Those Pesky Mac Menubar Icons" TeraTalks 7:52 AM
  • "Here's The Mac Calculator App You Really Need But Don't Have" McSolo 7:52 AM
  • "How Tracking Your Diet With A Mac App Can Be Perfect Fun (or, not so much)" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Should Make Older Mac OS Versions Free" Low End Mac 3:44 PM
  • "Mountain Lion 'Do Not Disturb' feature revealed: Why is this not on iOS?" Electricpig 8:44 AM
  • "iTunes and the temptation of 'good enough'"  Betalogue 8:40 AM
Press Releases
  • "Elder Scrolls MMO Coming to the Mac in 2013" MacRumors 4:14 PM
  • "Event: LearnVirtual – BIM & Visualization" Architosh 12:16 PM
  • "We are pleased to inform you that Cocktail 5.2 (Lion Edition) has been released." Maintain 10:00 AM
  • "uDesktop HD 1.5 - Wonderful Wallpaper" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Folder Factory - New App for Changing Folder Icons on Mac OS X" Appsoft 7:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Rumor: Apple stores preparing for 'big event' soon?"  MacNN 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Shines, But Slumping Android Shipments Lead to Disappointing First Quarter for Media Tablets, According to IDC"  Business Wire 9:08 AM
  • "New lawsuit accuses Apple of double-billing on iTunes" iPodNN 6:01 PM
  • "Apple hit with national class action over iTunes double-billing" GigaOM 7:29 PM
  • "Apple is outgunning Android in U.S., carriers report" Appolicious 3:45 PM
  • "Kindle Fire shipments drop sharply as Apple's iPad takes 68% tablet share" AppleInsider 10:31 AM
  • "iPad Renews Tablet Dominance as Kindle Fire Sales Drop Like a Rock" Mashable 3:59 PM
  • "New iPad extinguishes Kindle Fire" BetaNews 3:58 PM
  • "iPad gulps more than two-thirds of market as Amazon's Fire falls from grace" iDownload Blog 3:58 PM
  • "iPad Floats Tablet Market; Kindle Fire Hosed, IDC Says" CIO Today 4:14 PM
  • "Apple dominates global handset profits as smartphone sales shoot up" Ars Technica 3:59 PM
  • "With 8.8% market share, Apple has 73% of cell phone profits" Fortune 8:57 AM
  • "Apple remains top U.S. smartphone vendor" BGR 8:55 AM
  • "128 Million U.S. Mobile Subscribers Experience More than Five Dropped Calls A Month, According to First Mobile Call Quality Survey from Rebtel" PRWeb 11:09 AM
  • "iPhone owners least likely to switch when service sucks" Fortune 11:09 AM
  • "Samsung No. 1 Raises Pressure on Apple for IPhone Choices" Bloomberg 10:24 AM
  • "Apple executive's dream home touches off battle in Bonny Doon" Santa Cruz Sentinel [Free Registration Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Rock Band iOS Soon No Longer Playable, Still on Sale: EA issues statement in response."  IGN 8:35 AM
  • "EA: Rock Band iOS cancellation prompt made in error, more info soon" Joystiq 10:31 AM
  • "The dark side of IAP: EA shuts down Rock Band for iPhone/Decision to make music game unplayable is controversial, but it's not the only example" The Guardian 8:36 AM
  • "Was Apple protest leader Mark Shields an 'accidental activist'? More than 250,000 people signed Mark Shields' petition demanding better conditions for workers who assemble iPads. Shields said he fell into the cause accidentally. But he also does this sort of thing for a living." CNET News 8:03 AM
  • "Britain prepares for government by iPad: MPs may have had their heavy parliamentary drinking habits curtailed, but the 650 politicos occupying the Palace of Westminster might be cheered by the fact that they will soon be issued with their very own fondleslab."  The Register 8:06 AM
  • "UK parliament to provide 650 iPads to MPs, costing $420,000" The Next Web 8:56 AM
  • "Wayward footballer turns to iPod cure: Australian Rules footballer Sam Reid of the Sydney Swans may turn to technology in an attempt to repair his wayward kicking." The Register 8:06 AM
  • "Rare Steve Jobs interview slated for cinema release" V3 3:55 PM
  • "Apple critic Mike Daisey is as hot as ever" CNET News 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's Long-Lost Sequel to '1984' Surfaces [Video] Mashable 8:51 AM
  • "TomTom Speak & Go puts Siri in your car" Electricpig 8:44 AM
  • "Kim Dotcom: A wannabe Steve Jobs?" paidContent 7:57 AM
  • "Fake Apple Hardware: 9 Knockoffs That Would Make Jony Ive Cringe" Wired 8:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Verizon reps push 4G Android over iPhone" CNNMoney 12:08 PM
  • "Playstation Plus enhancements may be coming" TG Daily 11:48 AM
  • "Connected TVs: A new frontier for developers" InfoWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Voting Now Open for Annual Doodle 4 Google Contest" PC Magazine 11:24 AM
  • "Google Could Have Used C# for Android: Xamarin" eWeek 10:58 AM
  • "Chip executives' conference is off to Armenia" EE Times 10:56 AM
  • "Samsung to launch next Galaxy phone at London event: Samsung will put the rumours and alleged leaks about its next flagship smartphone to rest when it unveils the handset in London later on Thursday." BBC 10:17 AM
  • "Android malware now spreading through hacked Web sites" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Is EA 'destroying' gaming? Minecraft creator thinks so" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "IT shops sifting RIM's bold promises and plans: At annual BlackBerry World, enterprise IT staff reactions span fear, hope, apathy" Network World 11:28 AM
  • "BlackBerry maker promises LTE PlayBook, but needs developers" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Teradata profit beats again on data analytics demand" Reuters 9:54 AM
  • "Infineon lifts expectations as sales rise" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:55 AM
  • "Nokia tells investors new tablets and 'hybrid' smartphones coming soon" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 11:08 AM
  • "Nokia: Tablet Comments Misconstrued, Company Still 'Watching the Space'" eWeek 10:58 AM
  • "Nokia's Incoming Chairman Says Its Current Program Will Succeed" Bloomberg 9:59 AM
  • "New Nokia Chairman Vows Entrepreneurial Spirit" [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Copyright doubts still pinned to Pinterest despite changes" Boston Herald 10:19 AM
  • "Pinterest plans local-language launches" GigaOM 9:32 AM
  • "On The Horizon: Multi-Dimensional Audio" TechHive 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Context Machine Podcast: ACM 193: Microsoft's Nook Move, Tablets, Amazon TV Shows" The Mac Observer 8:45 PM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Premium Podcast: MGG 395: Streaming DVDs, Clearing File Corruption, Better iPad VNC & More" The Mac Observer 5:12 PM
  • "The 'Insanely Simple' Secret To Apple's SuccessKen Segall, author of Insanely Simple, explains how Steve Jobs and Apple succeeded by lowering the complexity of its products and operations." [Video Interview] TheStreet 10:01 AM
  • "Walmart Drops AT&T iPhone 4 And iPhone 4S Prices By $54 And $74" Cult of Mac 8:56 PM
  • "The New iPhone: Size, Screen + New Connector (Plus iPod touch) Backstage"  iLounge 8:36 AM
  • "Report: New iPhone will have longer 4 inch screen, metallic backside and smaller round dock connector" 9 to 5 Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Survey: iPhone users rank highest in terms of carrier and smartphone loyalty" The Next Web 10:32 AM
  • "Apple television not expected to 'break the bundle' from cable" AppleInsider 3:59 PM
  • "Upcoming MacBook Pro to Feature Dedicated SSD, Massive New Battery?" MacTrast 3:56 PM
  • "Apple IPad Increases Tablet Share as Amazon Shipments Slump" Bloomberg 8:51 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Reveals Wildly Intelligent Multi-Tiered Haptics System" Patently Apple 9:51 AM
  • "Apple Files 14 Patent Applications Covering High Speed Cables, a new Camera Feature & More" Patently Apple 3:42 PM
  • "Apple Files Patent For Mac Mini" MacNews 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patent For 'Jelly Roll' Battery" MacNews 8:38 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Lane Splitter For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:45 AM
  • "TanZen (Tangram Puzzles) For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:45 AM
  • "Moverama For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:45 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 18 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:36 AM
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $100 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:42 PM
  • "Top Selling Mac Accessories -$12 to $500... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:42 PM
  • "Mom wants a Roku? Get her one for $10 off, free shipping" FairerPlatform 8:49 AM

  • "Dichotomy: iPhone 4S versus other Smartphones" Bare Feats 11:23 AM
  • "Benchmarking the Sonnet Echo ExpressCard Thunderbolt Adapter" The Mac Observer 2:42 PM
  • "'MacMan' or 'iMac?' The creative director behind Apple's turnaround" Ars Technica 10:52 AM
  • "Yeah, I Rolled Over an iPad With My Truck!" Wired 8:20 AM
  • "The Incipio Stowaway: Another disappointing wallet iPhone case" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "Solo G3 is fire- and water-proof" Macworld 8:34 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Spotify iPad app review: Spotify for iPad is a decent but unspectacular app for subscribers to the online music service." Telegraph 8:49 AM
  • "Spotify review [iPad]: We review the iPad version of Spotify, a music streaming service that's taken the world by storm" Know Your Mobile 9:15 AM
  • "Madcoaster Review: Roller-coaster-themed platform game stays on track" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "'Ski Safari' Review - An Endless Runner With Style" Touch Arcade 3:55 PM
  • "Learning Fun on Wheels with Trucks HD – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:39 AM
  • "Saturday Morning RPG Review" Mac|Life 10:30 AM
  • "Time of Heroes Review: Time of Heroes is a turn-based strategy game in a medieval fantasy world with 3D graphics." 148Apps 9:22 AM
  • "SpongeBob Diner Dash Deluxe Review: Colorful and vibrant, it's an ideal Diner Dash experience for SpongeBob fans." 148Apps 3:54 PM
  • "Beat the Beast HD Review: Beat the Beast is a 360-degree tower defense with spellcasting." 148Apps 3:59 PM
  • "Triangle Draw Review: Triangle Draw is a drawing app for the iPad that lets users create logos, patterns and typography with (you guessed it) triangles." 148Apps 8:34 AM
  • "Rocket Fox Review: We believe you can fly! (Please don't sue us, Mr. R. Kelly)" 148Apps 3:59 PM
  • "Clear Vision (17+) Review: Shooting stick figures in the face from over 1000 meters has never been more awesome." 148Apps 10:32 AM
  • "How to Remove and Clean Up 'Find My iPhone' Devices" The Mac Observer 1:14 PM
  • "How to Transfer Kids' Activity Books to the iPad (GeekDad Wayback Machine)" Wired 8:20 AM
  • "Backing up apps from an iPod touch Article" iLounge 3:59 PM
  • "Add Photo To Facebook Page Via iPad" Applelinks 3:56 PM
  • "Stupid iPad Tricks: Open a Beer Bottle with the iPad Power Adapter" OS X Daily 10:31 AM
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 9:29 PM
  • "The 4-Inch iPhone: Why You Should Take This Rumor Seriously" Wired 8:56 PM
  • "Apple & Samsung Are Taking the Smartphone Money, Running" The Mac Observer 8:45 PM
  • "How the iMac was almost called 'MacMan' | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog" TUAW 7:24 PM
  • "Why is the old 720P AppleTV in more demand than the new 1080P version?" 9 to 5 Mac 7:11 PM
  • "Apple hoards tablet share while market falls off a cliff for first quarter" Ars Technica 5:47 PM
  • "7 Insane Cash Hungry Lawsuits Against Apple" Mac|Life 3:59 PM
  • "Why CIOs Need to Think Before Betting the Enterprise on Apple" WSJ Blogs 3:43 PM
  • "Social Intelligence: Siri may not be the smartest AI in the world, but it's the most socially adept." Technology Review 2:42 PM
  • "Is Apple's Dropbox-Related App Rejection Process Getting Ridiculous?" Techland 12:18 PM
  • "iPad gains marketshare as Kindle Fire sales plummet" Edible Apple 11:08 AM
  • "Why carriers are willing to pay high iPhone subsidies"  Network World 11:03 AM
  • "How Apple Won't Become a Mobile Carrier"  Tech.pinions 10:51 AM
  • "Was anti-Apple petition astroturf?" FairerPlatform 10:46 AM
  • "DeAnza president emerges in debate over Apple's taxes: When The New York Times did a big piece last weekend on Apple's tax strategy, the voice of the public sector was De Anza College President Brian Murphy, whose campus is a stone's throw from Apple." Silicon Valley 10:33 AM
  • "This Nutty iPhone & Mac UI Concept Wants To Replace iCloud With Gorilla Arm Syndrome [Video] Cult of Mac 10:09 AM
  • "Economics 101: Business Insider and Apple Job Creation" eXtensions 9:59 AM
  • "Here's What Apple is Doing Wrong: If everything that Apple touches turns to gold, why is the Mac still aluminum?" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 9:28 AM
  • "What Samsung's Success Means For Apple" Investopedia 9:22 AM
  • "50 resources for iPad use in the classroom" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple developing iPay as the next iPhone becomes your iWallet" iDownload Blog 8:48 AM
  • "Cleanup in aisle sex: How app stores are censoring smut" Digital Trends 8:48 AM
  • "Watch a 3D mini city burst from the screen of an iPhone" DVICE 8:44 AM
  • "The Sad 'Wake Up' Saga Just Gets Sadder: Several days ago, a crowd of people dressed in black and waving signs stood around an Apple Store in Sydney, Australia, and implored shoppers to 'Wake Up.' Who was behind it? Samsung was an initial suspect, and the idea at least made a certain amount of sense. Now it's been confirmed RIM organized the event. Doesn't that company have something better to do with its resources?"  MacNewsWorld 8:37 AM
  • "Something Big And Wicked From Apple This Way Comes (maybe, soon, 'not at liberty to say')" PixoBebo 7:51 AM
  • "iPhone 5 to feature 4-inch screen with new aspect ratio and metallic back" Edible Apple 11:09 AM
  • "Here's What the New iPhone May Feature" TheStreet 10:09 AM
  • "iPhone 5 launching with 4-inch screen, new Dock connector? That's the latest from iLounge, which claims to have a source with knowledge of Apple's iPhone plans." CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Rumor: Next Gen iPhone 5 Has A Metal Back Panel, And Yet A Glass Back Panel" Apple Bitch 8:57 AM
  • "Updated: Could The Next iPhone Arrive In June?" App Advice 8:56 AM
  • "Liquidmetal iPhone 5? Not this year, inventor claims" Computerworld 7:51 AM
  • "Did Samsung just feature-match and beat Apple?" Gadgetell 9:29 PM
  • "Staple iPhone App Flipboard Makes Its Way To Android" Cult of Android 6:02 PM
  • "How to land a cybersecurity job: 5 tips for getting hired in this fast-growing, high-paying segment of the IT industry" Network World 11:28 AM
  • "Most computer users unsure about social media safety, report says" ZDNet 12:04 PM
  • "Consumer Reports: Facebook privacy problems are on the rise" MSNBC 11:21 AM
  • "CIOs: Will you still be relevant in five years?" CIO 11:12 AM
  • "The JavaScript IQ test" InfoWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Graphics card shortages to see improvements in late May" DigiTimes 10:56 AM
  • "Smartphone screens are getting bigger: But buyers still want choices; screen for the iPhone 5 may also be larger" Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Get Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder for free" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "NotCompatible Android Trojan: What You Need to Know" PCWorld 11:26 AM
  • "Here's the first Android Trojan delivered via drive-by download from poisoned sites" Houston Chronicle 11:09 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S III Announcement Today: Will It Come to U.S.?" PC Magazine 11:24 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Tab 2: The First Must-Have Android Tablet" BYTE 10:10 AM
  • "In a Samsung Galaxy far, far away ... will Android still rule?" Reuters 9:59 AM
  • "Black Ops II: How Treyarch created realistic human faces in Call of Duty" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:47 AM
  • "RIM, Ditch the BlackBerry Bold Look" PCWorld 11:26 AM
  • "Is time running out for Nokia and RIM?" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "Star Trek's Wil Wheaton thinks Google+ is becoming an annoying mistake" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Google Drive vs Microsoft SkyDrive head-to-head review" V3 11:56 AM
  • "Become Fluent with Language Immersion for Google Chrome" Techland 11:53 AM
  • "Is it time to stop trusting Google?" Slate 11:37 AM
  • "The Digital Skeptic: Google Isn't Answering on Privacy" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Dual-GK104 GPU Review" HotHardware 9:28 AM
  • "Star Trek's Wesley Crusher blasts Google+ landgrab: Wil Wheaton asks blogosphere to Stand By Him on Choc Factory outrage" The Register 8:05 AM
  • "[Impressions] Casio Exilim EX-ZR20 Compact Camera: Monochrome Mode" vernonchan 7:50 AM
  • "Rumor Has It (For Tech Rumor Sites and With Apologies to Adele)" The Small Wave 1:18 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "NBC Politics Launches Free Elections App for iPad and iPhone" Mashable 9:29 PM
  • "The Daily: Rupert Murdoch's Tablet Experiment Heads to the iPhone" Gizmodo 9:13 PM
  • "BoxTone Offers iOS Management And Enterprise Integration [Mobile Management Month] Cult of Mac 3:59 PM
  • "eBay For iPad Gets A Tasty Update" AppleBitch 3:46 PM
  • "Watch Out Google Voice: Hot Messaging Startup SendHub Debuts iPhone App" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "Video chat feature coming to Facebook iPhone app?" MSNBC 11:20 AM
  • "Clear Channel Media Announces Major Update To iHeartRadio For iPad" App Advice 10:32 AM
  • "OpenText Extends Lead in Mobile Enterprise Solutions with Exceed onDemand for iPad" PRNewswire 9:11 AM
  • "New Comprehensive Cloud-based Photo Editor,, Launched by Everimaging -- SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --" PRNewswire 9:11 AM
  • "Publisher Solves the Problem of Delivering Secured PDF Format Books on Apple's iPAD" PRWeb 9:09 AM
  • "Colligo Unveils Feature-Packed Upgrade to Leading SharePoint iPad App" PRWeb 9:09 AM
  • "New and Noteworthy iPhone App, Puppy Treat, Proves a Smash Hit with Children and Adults" PRWeb 9:09 AM
  • "Clear Channel Announces Major Update to iHeartRadio for iPad App" Business Wire 9:08 AM
  • "WhitePages 2.0 Introduces Location-Based Neighbor, Business Discovery" Mac|Life 8:59 AM
  • "Grab Your Wand: LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 Hits The App Store" App Advice 8:56 AM
  • "Pop Video offers iPhone pico projector capability for $99" iPodNN 8:50 AM
  • "Logitech launches the light powered Solar Keyboard Folio case for iPad" iMore 8:34 AM
  • "2P Games Releases 1st Title Bricks Trouble Origins For iPhone and iPad" prMac 10:52 AM
  • "Appyend releases myLife Calendar for iPhone, already a Swedish topseller" prMac 10:09 AM
  • "Learning Chinese is a blast for kids & parents with 123 Chinese for iPad" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "Piranha Media Launches Millionaire Network Affiliate Marketing App" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Push and Hold! HD iPad release" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Say Nihao to Bella's Chinese New Year" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "The Fleas - Stunning Arcade Game" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "The Gates of Hell Have Opened: G.O.D [God of Defence] Launches for iOS" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Self Help Classics 5.0 edition - the best iOS personal improvement app" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "iDownloader Pro version 2.0 Released" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Silicone Booth for iOS - Make Them Bigger" prMac 7:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle: HP settlement is 'not going to happen'/Lawsuit over Itanium processor to hit trial on 29 May" The Register 11:51 AM
  • "Oracle and HP: Trial Is on Over Itanium Dispute" AllThingsD 9:50 AM
  • "HP, Oracle Dispute Over Itanium Headed to Court" eWeek 10:58 AM
  • "Developers fear they'll be stifled by judgement in Oracle-Google suit: Oracle's argument about copyrighting APIs would be a problem for the entire industry, observers say" InfoWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Oracle Makes Case For Exalytics, Data Discovery: Oracle demonstrates how it optimizes queries, searches mixed data types, and 'engineers' hardware to run its high-demand software." InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "7 Ways Oracle Hurts Database Customers' Security: Oracle's missteps during the TNS Poison disclosure debacle highlight its ongoing failures in helping customers secure their databases." Dark Reading 10:10 AM
  • "Nook deal lets Microsoft integrate e-bookstore with its software, services: New free Nook Metro app will not be bundled with Windows 8, but will instead be delivered from Windows Store" Computerworld 11:12 AM
  • "For Windows 8 tablets, a weak forecast" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Kills 'Confusing' Windows Live Brand: With the arrival of Windows 8, Microsoft will simplify its cloud services nomenclature." InformationWeek 11:10 AM
  • "Microsoft kills Windows Live brand" The Register 11:50 AM
  • "Windows Live's demise creates Windows 8 problems: Unless the Metro apps turn out to be a whole lot more powerful than what's on offer right now, Windows 8's going to turn into an even harder sell" InfoWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Microsoft schedules Windows Phone developer summit for June" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft's New Lab Hunts for Value in User Data: The New York lab will search for patterns in aggregated user data, and suggest new revenue sources for Microsoft's existing products." Technology Review 11:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Taps Yahoo Scientists for New York Research Lab" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft opens New York research lab, hires mainly Yahoo researchers: Most of the initial 15 hires to the lab are researchers from Yahoo Research" IDG News Service 10:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Hires 14 Yahoo Researchers to Kick-Start New NYC Research Lab" AllThingsD 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft snags Yahoo scientists for new research lab" CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Casablanca ties C++ to the cloud: Project is intended to make it easy for coders to implement RESTful services" InfoWorld 11:47 AM
  • "IBM Impact: IBM focuses on deployment patterns to win PureSystems business" V3 11:57 AM
  • "HP: Our 3PAR kit can cram twice as many VMs into your server" The Register 11:52 AM
  • "AMD Adopts HP's Networking Solution & Server Technologies" Forbes 12:12 PM
  • "Cisco to Acquire Real-time Network Analytics Firm Truviso" IDG News Service 11:27 AM
  • "Cisco's Latest Buy Brings Nonstop Data Analysis: Cisco will acquire Truviso, a maker of realtime network data analysis and reporting software, to beef up its network management and analytics portfolio." CRN 10:25 AM
  • "By 2016, more tablets to be shipped than notebook PCs, report says" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:17 AM
  • "iPad, Android Devices Drive Tablet Sales: NPD" eWeek 10:57 AM
  • "Tablet market weakens more than expected: IDC" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "GE Vs Apple: Pro & Con" Forbes 2:44 PM
  • "Just how big is Apple? Check out these eye-popping Stats" MacDailyNews 8:59 AM
  • "How low can Apple go? There are, in fact, limits to how far the stock can fall" Fortune 7:58 AM
  • "An Apple Exec Unloads Shares: A Red Flag in Cupertino?" The Motley Fool 8:00 AM
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