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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, May 5, 2012


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Weekend Highlights: Spring 2018 might see a number of new products, including software, from Apple; Dan Moren feels HomePod is starting out like the Apple Watch, "whereas the chief criticism of the latter upon its release was that it tried to do too much, the HomePod follows more of a tried-and-true Apple pattern: it starts small"; Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, likely to see extra tax on revenues in UK; Safari to be friendlier to social media as changes made to "cookie killer"; Glenn Fleishman reiterates warning to *not* convert "Time Machine volume from HFS+ to APFS"; numerous accidental calls to 911 made from California Apple repair center; Land Rover introducing $800 Android smartphone with super rugged features, and more; AirPower wireless charging pad said to be available for purchase sometime in March.

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  • "Apple Wins Ruling, Sanctions in Samsung Infringement Suit" Bloomberg 6:58 AM
  • "U.S. court penalizes Samsung for withholding 'design-around' source code from Apple" Foss Patents 6:31 AM
  • "Judge penalizes Samsung for failing to produce source code in Apple infringement trial" AppleInsider 3:32 PM
  • "Our View: Foxconn workers talk about jobs, work with Apple" The Mumbai Times 7:00 AM
  • "AT&T CEO: Unlimited data was a mistake, iMessage a threat" Electronista 6:30 AM
  • "iPad Mini Survey Shows Consumers Want Retina Display, Low Price" eWeek 1:47 PM
  • "Mannheim stays Apple-Samsung lawsuit over photo gallery patent, postpones decision on pinch-to-zoom" ["Interestingly, this is a patent that Apple successfully enforced in the Netherlands last summer and in Munich (against Motorola) in March. While both Samsung and Motorola have been able to work around those rulings by settling for a less convenient photo gallery page-flipping solution, a win in Germany would still be of some tactical value to Apple (and entitle it to damages for past infringement...)"]  Foss Patents 5/4
  • "Samsung Can Challenge Apple's Photo Gallery Patent Before Ruling on Infringement" IDG News Service 5/4
  • "German Court Adjourns Patent Cases Involving Apple, Samsung: A German court Friday postponed its decisions on alleged infringement by Samsung Electronics Co. (005930.SE) of two Apple Inc. (AAPL) patents, in a global patent litigation battle among several makers of electronic devices." Dow Jones Newswires 5/4
  • "German Court Adjourns Patent Cases Involving Apple, Samsung" [Paid Membership Required] 5/4
  • "Apple Must Face Lawsuit Over IPhone Data Collection Claims" Bloomberg 5/4
  • "Google Said to Face Fine by U.S. Over Apple Safari Breach" Bloomberg 5/4
  • "Waiting for Apple to Charge the Gates of TV Land/JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz isn't holding his breath for the arrival of an Apple TV set. Such a product won't come until at least 2014, according to his forecast. Much of that prediction is based on economic factors, but other industry analysts say another powerful force is in play: the messy, tangled web of agreements between content rights holders that Apple will need to cut through." MacNewsWorld 5/4
  • "Apple, Samsung put hammerlock on smartphone profits: The iPhone maker has captured almost three-quarters of all profits, leaving Samsung with a quarter and little for anyone else, says Asymco analyst Horace Dediu." CNET News 5/4
  • "Does Apple's Growing Dependence on China Make It Vulnerable?" ReadWriteWeb 5/4
  • "Study: Apple iPad Accounts for 94.64% of all Tablet Web Traffic"  Chitika 5/4
  • "Study: iPad Accounts for Nearly 95 Percent of Tablet Web Traffic" AllThingsD 5/4
  • "NPD: Apple will lose quarter of tablet market by 2017" ZDNet 5/4
  • "Tablets Quickly Becoming the Portable PC of Choice"  AllThingsD 5/4
  • "Apple testing Remote Desktop 3.6 with IPv6, new Reporting attributes" AppleInsider 6:24 AM
  • "Apple readies final in-house Java updates ahead of Oracle handoff" AppleInsider 6:22 AM
  • "Adobe issues emergency update to fix cross-platform Flash exploit" AppleInsider 6:23 AM
  • "Apple prepares upcoming Java updates for OS X" CNET Reviews 5/4
  • "Apple preparing Java runtime shift to Oracle" MacNN 5/4
  • "Flash update squashes active exploit: Adobe's latest update addresses a critical flaw that could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code." CNET Reviews 5/4
  • "Microsoft: Macs 'not safe from malware, attacks will increase'" ZDNet 5/4
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/What options are available for an encrypted drive without a key or password, along with other questions answered." MacFixIt 5/4
  • "MacRuby on iOS – RubyMotion review" Merbist 6:41 AM
  • "Under New Management: Final Cut Pro X Makes It Easy To Manage Files" Creative Mac 5/4
  • "DeployStudio: Heavy-duty imaging software for OS X" Ars Technica 5/4
  • "Cloud-based storage options for Mac OS X: Apple offers its iCloud service, but there's a variety of alternatives that might be more appealing to OS X users." MacFixIt 5/4
  • "How to publish your MobileMe iWeb site on Dropbox: Keep your iWeb site up and running as you plan your move away from MobileMe" Macworld 5/4
  • "5 Ways to Prepare for OS X Mountain Lion" Mac|Life 5/4
  • "Moving custom paper sizes from Snow Leopard to Lion" Mac OS X Hints 5/4
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: More iTunes Match questions" Macworld 5/4
  • "MacMost Now 705: Safari Security Settings" MacMost 5/4
  • "Keep Tabs on your MacBook's Power With Battery Health [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 5/4
  • "Automatically Connect to a Network Drive on Mac OS X Start Up & Login" OS X Daily 5/4
  • "iTunes Tip: Gift An Individual Item In iTunes" MacTrast 5/4
  • "How to Copy Only the Email Address from Apple Mail" Amsys 5/4
  • "A New And Better Way To Read PDF Files And Annotate PDF Pages On Your Mac" McSolo 5/4
  • "Feed Your Mac A Video And Let A Magic App Convert It For iTunes Automatically" Mac 360 5/4
  • "Revealed: A Secret App That Makes A Mac More Fun To Use (get more Docks)" TeraTalks 5/4
  • "Got Gmail? Get Gmail Into Your Mac's Menubar For Instant Email Access And Alerts" Mac 360 5/4
  • "Can The TuneupMyMac App Make Your Mac Run Faster?" NoodleMac 5/4
  • "Worried About Mac Security? Add A Free App To Run Your Mac's Firewall" BohemianBoomer 5/4
  • "How to Create Email Signatures with Pictures and Links" Mac|Life 5/4
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Improve Your Typing Skills (or, teach you how to type)" Mac 360 5/4
  • "Hm, Apple okays iPad music player with Windows Phone Metro-style interface" iDownload Blog 5/4
  • "Windows 8 Makes DVD Playback a Paid Option, Could OS X Be Next?" Mac|Life 5/4
Press Releases
  • "3Dconnexion announces modo 601 support" Architosh 5/4
  • "Boost&Memory Increases Mac Performance" prMac 5/4
  • "Time is Worth Tracking, Survey Finds; OfficeTime Updates Mac Version" prMac 5/4
  • "PDF2Office for iWork v2.0 - PDF Converter for iWork Gets Major Upgrade" prMac 5/4
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Mike Daisey on The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs: under the skin of Apple/Mike Daisey's bold monologues have created impassioned debate about exploitation in The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs." Telegraph 7:04 AM
  • "After backlash, Sprint CEO to return $3.25M in salary tied to iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 6:28 AM
  • "For This Kind of Money, a Used iPad Proves to Be a Steal" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:17 AM
  • "The iPad Is Dangerous In Bed" Gizmodo 6:22 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung scoop up 99 percent of handset profits"  The Verge 5/4
  • "AT&T Chief Regrets Offering Unlimited Data for iPhone"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/4
  • "Killing unlimited data plans has helped make U.S. carriers billions: AT&T and Verizon both took in more than $6 billion in the last quarter in mobile-data revenues, but AT&T's CEO is still losing sleep." CNET News 5/4
  • "Apple finally credits OpenStreetMap for use of its mapping data in iPhoto app" The Next Web 5/4
  • "Two months later, Apple acknowledges use of OpenStreetMap in iPhoto" Ars Technica 5/4
  • "Apple Finally Gives Proper Credit To OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iOS" TechCrunch 5/4
  • "What retail is hired to do: Apple vs. IKEA"  asymco 5/4
  • "Government execs ditch BlackBerry for iPhone and Android" TG Daily 5/4
  • "iPhone 4S launch helps China top US to become largest smartphone market" AppleInsider 5/4
  • "iOS app success is a lottery: 60% (or more) of developers don't break even" Ars Technica 5/4
  • "Sprint CEO to take pay cut as iPhone costs pinch" Reuters 5/4
  • "Sprint CEO to Return $3.25 Million in Pay Tied to Iphone" Bloomberg 5/4
  • "Loose screw blamed for smoking iPhone" ZDNet UK 5/4
  • "Author Brian Hurd and Publisher Jim Norwood off and running for an entire iPad library of history: Three-month old iPad publishing software already produced book" Morrison County Record 5/4
  • "Concept Video Suggests Means to Vastly Improve Text Editing in iOS" MacRumors 5/4
  • "Even Steve Jobs's Speech Notes Were Beautiful [Image] Cult of Mac 5/4
  • "Video of Jonathan Ive in Apple's Design Lab" Apple Gazette 5/4
  • "Exclusive: Monty Python stars launch Python Bytes app - video interview" Digital Spy 5/4
  • "Caught on camera: 'iThief' steals 100 iPads across Texas (Video)" 9 to 5 Mac 5/4
  • "BBQ Test: iPad 3 vs. Galaxy Tab 10.1 [Video] iClarified 5/4
Non-Apple News
  • "Apple, Samsung Ordered to Reduce Patent Disputes" Patently Apple 5/4
  • "Samsung's New Galaxy S Phone Raises Heat on Apple Iphone" Bloomberg 5/4
  • "Samsung Galaxy S3 sets up 'two horse race' with Apple" Telegraph 5/4
  • "Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 up for preorder now, in stores May 13" CNET News 5/4
  • "Video: James Cameron Wants to Convert Everyone to '5-D'" Wired 5/4
  • "WiFi coming to NYC subway" TG Daily 5/4
  • "Star Trek 'holodeck' created" TG Daily 5/4
  • "The Other Facebook Founder: Atop $2 Billion Fortune, Eduardo Saverin Gave Up Silicon Valley for Singapore's Tech, Society Scene" [Paid Membership Required] 5/4
  • "Facebook's Mystery Hardware Maker Lands on U.S. Shores" Wired Magazine 5/4
  • "'Smishing' Attacks Are on the Rise: What do you get when you combine SMS text messaging with a phishing attack? Smishing." Network World 5/4
  • "Wilson Electronics Unveils 4G LTE Signal Booster for AT&T Devices" PC Magazine 5/4
  • "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Blows Away Amazon Pre-Order Records" PC Magazine 5/4
  • "'The Elder Scrolls Online' teaser trailer" MSNBC 5/4
  • "Google Doodle Salutes Graffiti Artist Keith Haring" Wired 5/4
  • "Yahoo Confirms Incorrect Academic Information on New CEO's Resume" eWeek 5/4
  • "Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson caught padding his resume" CNNMoney 5/4
  • "LG Says Optimus L7 to Start Shipping This Month, at Least in Europe" AllThingsD 5/4
  • "Arianna Huffington's role at AOL shrinks to include only The Huffington Post" New York Post 5/4
  • "Huffington's Role Shrinks at AOL" [Paid Membership Required] 5/4
  • "Apple'N'Apps & Apptudes Weekly Podcast Episode 2: Working It Out" Apple'n'Apps 5/4
  • "Interview with Ensley Eikenburg of Frommer's Travel Guides" Your Mac Life 5/4
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Kirk McElhearn, the Macworld 'iTunes Guy,' The Loop's Peter Cohen, and CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 5/4
  • "Forget AT&T — We'll Tell You Why Apple May Be Your Next iPhone Carrier On The CultCast" Cult of Mac 5/4
  • "Why you should believe the 4-inch iPhone rumor" CNN 5/4
  • "Who wants an iPad Mini? About one buyer in two: A full 52 percent of consumers surveyed by PriceGrabber said they'd consider buying a miniature iPad this year." CNET News 5/4
  • "TPK, Wintek to see touch panel shipments for iPhones slip 15-20% in 2Q12, say sources" DigiTimes 5/4
  • "Galaxy S3 processing power tested: Officially better than the iPhone 4S" Electricpig 5/4
  • "Confirmed: Apple's revised iPad 2 does enjoy better battery life, which bodes well for an LTE iPhone" The Next Web 5/4
  • "Buying an iPad 2? Here's the rarer, more efficient specimen you need to (somehow) track down" Engadget 5/4
  • "The $399 iPad 2 boasts better battery life, says report" CNET News 5/4
  • "Apple sneaks iPad 2 with 32nm chip into retail: Apple has quietly begun shipping a revamped version of the iPad 2 that delivers better battery life than its predecessor, thanks to the use of 32nm chippery in place of a 45nm part." Register Hardware 5/4
  • "New Version Of The iPad 2 Has Better Battery Life" Apple Bitch 5/4
  • "Apple television may just be a transparent screen, report: One report discusses the idea that Apple will instead sell transparent screens with a glass bezel that you can fix to the wall in every room of your house." Macworld UK 5/4
  • "Report: Apple's new iPhone will sport a 4-inch screen, thinner body, new dock connector" Digital Trends 5/4
  • "Glare-free, self-cleaning glass could be used in next-gen Apple devices" Macworld UK 5/4
  • "HP Overtakes Apple in PC Market, iPad May Save Desktops, New Mac Pro Could Come Soon, and More" Low End Mac 5/4
  • "All Quad-Core MacBook Pros Possible, Apple Tries to Patent MacBook Air's Wedge Design, and More" Low End Mac 5/4
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Word Stack For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:39 AM
  • "UnWord For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:39 AM
  • "Jelly Lander HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Currently Free" Apple Sliced 9:39 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $330 Off Current Machines" MacReviewZone 2:21 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Up to $230 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 2:21 PM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... Up To $50 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 2:21 PM
  • "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic For Mac Is $7.99 Right Now (Normally $19.99), Jedi Knight II And Empire At War Are Also At All-Time Lows" Apple Sliced 5/4
  • "Loud Mouth For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 5/4
  • "Super Ball Escape For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 5/4
  • "iPhone 4S trimmed by $74 at Wal-Mart stores" CNET News 5/4
  • "Updated: Walmart iPhone Prices Too Good To Be True" App Advice 5/4
  • "Apple's iPhone 4S available for $114 at some Walmarts" The Verge 5/4
  • "Ditch the Apple earbuds, iHome headphones now 20% off" FairerPlatform 5/4
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/4
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/4
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/4
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 19 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 5/4
  • "Aspyr's 'May the 4th Be With You' Star Wars game sale" AppleTell 5/4
  • "The Perfect Stand For Your iPad: iRest [Deals] Cult of Mac 5/4

  • "Apple's Old New iPad" Law 5/4
  • "The iPad 2,4 Review: 32nm Brings Better Battery Life"  AnandTech 5/4
  • "The $399 iPad 2 boasts better battery life, says report: Some variants of Apple's lower-priced iPad 2 can deliver improved battery life -- but they're not easy to find." CNET News 5/4
  • "Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 4S comparison review" PC Advisor 5/4
  • "Thule 13-inch MacBook Pro + iPad Attache is a rugged, capable case" Macworld 5/4
  • "The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad Is the Best" Wired 5/4
  • "Video Review: Han Solo in Carbonite Case for the iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 5/4
  • "Han Solo Groovin in Carbonite – Star Wars Parody Case for iPhone" iMore 5/4
  • "Dapp FlightPad Versailles iPad case review" The Verge 5/4
  • "iCade Core Hardware Review: The iCade Core is a redesigned version of the original iCade, eliminating the original arcade cabinet motif in exchange for a more portable design." 148Apps 5/4
  • "iCade Mobile Hardware Review: The iCade Mobile is a handheld version of the classic iCade hardware, repurposed to fit the iPhone and iPod touch." 148Apps 5/4
  • "Review: Kids vs Goblins – An Stunning Role-Playing Adventure For Mac" MacTrast 5/4
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Polamatic: Made in Polaroid -An iOS App That may not Live up to the Name" eXtensions 12:10 PM
  • "Socialcam vs. Viddy on iOS: You may not even know it, but there's a battle being waged right now at the iTunes App Store for the best social Video app. Here's where I weigh in." CNET Reviews 5/4
  • "Turn your iPad into a scanner, copier, and fax with Scanner Pro" ZDNet 5/4
  • "Apps To Save Your Lost or Stolen iPhone" BYTE 5/4
  • "Spotify for iPad review" T3 5/4
  • "Portfolio Pro for iPad: The perfect way to store and display your photo and Video portfolios on the go" The Next Web 5/4
  • "Appidemic: Bloody Western for iPhone, iPod touch" AppleTell 5/4
  • "'Ballistic SE' Review - Radiangames Takes on the Twin-Stick Shooter" Touch Arcade 5/4
  • "'Omegapixel' Review - Tacos, Pixels, Spaceships, and Free; What's Not to Love?" Touch Arcade 5/4
  • "VSCO CAM Review: An aesthetically pleasing and quick to use photography app." 148Apps 5/4
  • "Scarface Review: A great license, poorly used." 148Apps 5/4
  • "AbraWORDabrA Review: A word game that's like nothing else out there." 148Apps 5/4
  • "How To Sync Your Calendar With LinkedIn's New iPad App" Business Insider 5/4
  • "iTunes Tip: Trimming Track Length" MacTrast 7:17 AM
  • "Smart Cover folio cases for iPad 2 Article" iLounge 5/4
  • "Turn Off Dictation on iPad or iPhone 4S" OS X Daily 5/4
  • "8 Tools for the Online Privacy Paranoid" Techland 5/4
  • "Why 'EVidence' Won't Help You Predict Apple Products" Cult of Mac 4:43 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: Apple's Taxes & RIM's Publicity Stunts" The Mac Observer 12:11 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Credulity incarnate"  Macworld 11:16 AM
  • "iTunes Match Almost A Year Later, A Cautionary Tale" Macgasm 6:42 AM
  • "Thoughtful Online Letter: Scrivener on Delays in Development of iOS App" eXtensions 5/4
  • "Apple Loop: The Week in Review" Forbes 5/4
  • "Apple Loves to Release New Notebooks in May" Low End Mac 5/4
  • "Apple TV Isn't Coming Soon, Analyst Says [Video] Mashable 5/4
  • "Particle Debris: Tim Cook's Style is Working, Bloggers Are Not" The Mac Observer 5/4
  • "New iPhone Rumors Are Boring Already" Techland 5/4
  • "Will tablets ever be more popular than notebooks?" TG Daily 5/4
  • "Why you should believe the 4-inch iPhone rumor" Wired 5/4
  • "Smoking iPhone emphasizes importance of authorized repair work" TUAW 5/4
  • "On iOS text editing concepts and the keys to consistency" iMore 5/4
  • "Bought a new Mac Pro? 1-in-100 chance it'll destroy your data" Channel Register 5/4
  • "The Macalope Daily: One month to go!" Macworld [Insider Content] 5/4
  • "Not Getting It: Ben Kunz, writing for Businessweek, wants Apple to make some sort of 'petite glass' small TV screens that aren't computers ... They already make these 'pretty little panels'. They're the displays in iPads and iPhones." Daring Fireball 5/4
  • "iPhone file swapping: How Apple could blow Android beam out of the water"  Electricpig 5/4
  • "Hidden Dimensions: The Mother Eats Her Young: iPad vs. MacBook" The Mac Observer 5/4
  • "Colony: Apple Won't Be A 'Great Company' In Five Years, Cook A 'Mismatch'" Barron's 5/4
  • "Steve Jobs as FDR: The 'impossibly weird' Apple commercial/A bizarre, newly-surfaced short film from 1984 finds the Apple co-founder trying out his acting chops... and not quite succeeding" eWeek 5/4
  • "iPhone touch-panel shipments on the decline as iPhone 5 looms: According to a new report, shipments of touch panels will be down 15 percent to 20 percent compared to the first quarter as Apple prepares to transition to its next handset." CNET News 5/4
  • "This Is What The Elder Scrolls Online Looks Like: 17 Leaked Screens" Techland 5/4
  • "Video: The Most Insanely Important, Mind-Blowing Tech News of the Week" Techland 5/4
  • "Dear Industry: Focus on Profit Share Not Market Share" Tech.pinions 5/4
  • "Pusher Man: Verizon Reps Will Push Android Over iPhone? Not So Fast" TechCrunch 5/4
  • "A better way to type and edit text using iPad's virtual keyboard (with video)" MacDailyNews 5/4
  • "Apple, Samsung put hammerlock on smartphone profits" CNET News 5/4
  • "Desktop/Tablet Combos May Be The Future Of Computing" MacNews 5/4
  • "With An IPhone And Olloclip, Do You Need A Digital Camera?" MacNews 5/4
  • "Apple Not Challenging the Hybrid Ultrabook could be a Big Mistake" Patently Apple 5/4
  • "Is This New Samsung Phone An iPhone Killer?" [Video Report] MarketWatch 5/4
  • "Why Atlassian is to Software as Apple is to Design" Forbes 5/4
  • "NPD quarterly smartphone data questioned" Electronista 5/4
  • "Post iPhone ergo propter iPhone" iMore 5/4
  • "iTunes User Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple After Paying Twice For One Song" Cult of Mac 5/4
  • "Straight Talk: Talk About A Cheap iPhone Plan!" App Advice 5/4
  • "iPad user shows Apple how iOS keyboard gestures could be so much better [Video] The Next Web 5/4
  • "If iPhone Rules, Exactly How Is It That Android Is 'Winning?" PixoBebo 5/4
  • "Ditch the iPhone for an Ice Cream Sandwich phone? In this Ask Maggie I help a reader figure out whether to leave Apple for one of the latest Google Android phones." CNET News 7:17 AM
  • "Chip alchemists 'turn cheap silicon into longer-lasting flash': It's rumoured that Fusion-io has become a NAND alchemist and can turn low-cost MLC flash into faster and longer-lived SLC flash. But why, oh why, would it want to do it?" The Register 5/4
  • "Top 10 questions IT leaders should face under oath" V3 5/4
  • "Nokia Lumia 900 can be purchased for $49: The new, higher-end version of Nokia's Lumia phone is now available for just $49 on Amazon." TG Daily 5/4
  • "Intel SSD 910 PCI Express SSD Performance Review" HotHardware 5/4
  • "Does Faster Internet Access Lure Piracy?" PCWorld 5/4
  • "Samsung Galaxy S III vs. HTC One X: Specs Compared" PC Magazine 5/4
  • "Review: Biscotti makes video chat more family friendly [Video] Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 5/4
  • "Gartner: Half of enterprises are wasting money on social media" Network World 5/4
  • "Don't be so trigger-happy for a remote wipe: IT often feels better knowing it can wipe a user's device at will, but there's usually a more sensible option" InfoWorld 5/4
  • "Could BlackBerry 10 Ignite A Buying Frenzy?" Seeking Alpha 5/4
  • "BlackBerry 10: Up close and personal" [Slideshow] CIO 5/4
  • "Report: Americans still glued to their TVs" Fortune 5/4
  • "Was Amazon's Kindle Fire just a flash in the pan?" Fortune 5/4
  • "Yahoo and its CEO: What's the worst that could happen?" CNET News 5/4
  • "Time's Up for Scott Thompson - and the Rest of Yahoo!'s Board" Forbes 5/4
  • "Taking Google Voice to the extreme with Ooma" ZDNet 5/4
  • "Who owns the cloud? Google claims users retain intellectual property rights, but the terms of service tell a more complex story" Salon 5/4
  • "Ubuntu and Android: A match made in open source" InfoWorld 5/4
  • "Android Lost Money Every Quarter In 2010, Made $97.7M In Q1" TechCrunch 5/4
  • "Taking E-Mail Vacations Can Reduce Stress, Study Says" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/4
  • "How Flickr's overhaul kept me from fleeing" CNET News 5/4
  • "Dear Internet: I am incredibly sorry for overhyping the disappointment that is the Galaxy S III" IntoMobile 5/4
  • "Galaxy S III - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" Redmond Pie 5/4
  • "Siri Says the Darndest Things: Mother's Day, Mortals, and Asteroids!" MacTrast 6:01 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Codespot Mobile launches Battleship: Alien Invaders on Apple App Store" MacMegasite 3:29 PM
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Greener pastures" Macworld 3:29 PM
  • "This Week's Must-Have iOS Apps: Spotify, Jolicloud, Bluetooth Manager & More [Roundup] Cult of Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Grocery shopping – reinvented" MacMegasite 7:17 AM
  • "Using an iPad to Stress-Test Earnings" Barron's 6:34 AM
  • "Fun Game: A Different Kind of Trip to Thailand" Cult of Mac 6:31 AM
  • "Jailbreakers: SwipeSelection adds awesome gestures to the iPad keyboard" 9 to 5 Mac 6:28 AM
  • "Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A3 iPad Speaker: A Pricey Dock for Audiophiles" Wired 5/4
  • "Is The Element Of Action Missing In Action In Gameloft's Men In Black 3?" App Advice 5/4
  • "It's Official: The TouchArcade App is Launching Tuesday" Touch Arcade 5/4
  • "Slide To Unlock Is Now A Crazy App Store Game" Cult of Mac 5/4
  • "Leapin' Leprechaun iTunes Game Leaps to the iPhone" PRWeb 5/4
  • "This App Is So Good It Made Jack Dorsey Ditch Instagram" Business Insider 5/4
  • "Logitech Introduces Light-Powered Keyboard And Protection for New Third-Generation iPad and iPad 2" MacPrices 5/4
  • "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 debuts for iOS/There's something about Harry, who makes a much-anticipated return to iOS in this port of the popular console game." CNET Reviews 5/4
  • "Lego Releases New Harry Potter iPad Game" PadGadget 5/4
  • "Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with These Fun Apps" PadGadget 5/4
  • "Long Awaited Sequel 'Defender Chronicles II: Heroes of Athelia' is On the Horizon" Touch Arcade 5/4
  • "SquareTrade's warranty now covers jailbroken iPhones" CNET News 5/4
  • "SalesVu 2.0 Launches in the US and Canada" prMac 5/4
  • "Parallels Mobile updated to support new iPad's Retina display" AppleTell 5/4
  • "Damaka Xime™ for IBM® Sametime® Now Available in Apple and Google Marketplace" PRWeb 5/4
  • "Apple iPad still the must have gadget of the moment" PRWeb UK 5/4
  • "New Mobile Game for iPhone and iPad Brings Friends and Families Together" PRWeb 5/4
  • "Track 8 is a Metro-style music player for your iPad (hands-on)" The Verge 5/4
  • "Thanks for your support of Steve Jobs — The Lost Interview" I, Cringely 5/4
  • "GoDocs For Google Docs Updated With Retina iPad Graphics, Google Drive Support And More" App Advice 5/4
  • "SalesVu 2.0 Launches in the US and Canada" prMac 5/4
  • "Video Downloader Pro 2.0: Download & Play Almost Any Video On iOS Device" prMac 5/4
  • "Projection Is Approved For The App Store" prMac 5/4
  • "Polamatic - Made in Polaroid for iOS: Create Polaroids From Your iPhone" prMac 5/4
  • "Guzzlebugs New iOS iphone game released" prMac 5/4
  • "Dot Lock Protection PRO Version 2.0 Released for iOS" prMac 5/4
  • "New adventure Spear Of Destiny" prMac 5/4
  • "Vicinno significantly improves its 12C Financial Calculator iPhone app" prMac 5/4
  • "Vicinno BA Financial Calculator Pro 2.8 adds more exciting features" prMac 5/4
  • "Train your brain the Steampunk way with A Clockwork Brain Premium" prMac 5/4
  • "Starmap Pro 3.0 for iOS - Interactive Planetarium Guide to the Sky" prMac 5/4
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle-Google Jury Told to Keep Deliberating May 7 Over Java" Bloomberg 5/4
  • "Oracle vs. Google jury reaches partial verdict" The Verge 5/4
  • "Oracle-Google copyright case has partial verdict" CNET News 5/4
  • "Google-Oracle Saga To Be Continued Monday" Barron's 5/4
  • "Here's What's Holding The Jury Up In The Oracle-Google Case" Business Insider 5/4
  • "US judge urges more deliberations in Android case" Reuters 5/4
  • "Oracle V. Google Jury Deadlocked? If the jury cannot reach a verdict, the judge might weigh in on the question of whether APIs can be copyrighted." InformationWeek 5/4
  • "Oracle Judge May Accept Partial Verdict in Google Java Suit" Bloomberg 5/4
  • "Oracle Judge Tells Jury to Keep Trying Amid 'Possible' Deadlock" Bloomberg 5/4
  • "Jury in Oracle-Google Trial Over Java Appears Stuck" AllThingsD 5/4
  • "Oracle Wants Judge to Bar Ex-Sun CEO Schwartz's Testimony in Google Suit" IDG News Service 5/4
  • "IP Law: Oracle v. Google: Inside the Courtroom: Audio" Bloomberg 5/4
  • "Oracle urges removal of older Java versions due to security risks: Company points users to latest Java update, with most recent features, fixes, and performance improvements" InfoWorld 5/4
  • "A Cloud-Computing Gem in the Making: Dell seems to be making all the right moves." The Motley Fool 5/4
  • "Dell XPS 13: Gray with MacBook Air envy/Using Dell's flagship Ultrabook isn't quite like driving a MacBook Air, but it's still a sweet ride" InfoWorld 5/4
  • "Chair-tossing Steve flings surfer Steve onto Microsoft board: Snowboarder, surfer, documentary filmmaker and sports team investor Steve Luczo has joined Microsoft's board... there are two Steves on it now. He also runs Seagate, by the way." The Register 5/4
  • "Microsoft boots Chinese firm for leaking Windows exploit: Kicks Hangzhou DPTech out of MAPP after tracing proof-of-concept code leak" Computerworld 5/4
  • "Microsoft Drops Chinese Vendor After Windows Exploit Leak: Microsoft cuts Chinese firewall company Hangzhou DPTech Technologies from Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) for its role in disclosure of Windows Remote Desktop (RDP) flaw." InformationWeek 5/4
  • "Microsoft angers users by cutting Media Center out of Windows 8: Microsoft's decision to charge extra for the Windows 8 Media Center and DVD playback is not sitting well with users judging from responses to the company's blog." CNET News 5/4
  • "Microsoft ejects DVD playback from Windows 8: Netflix and licensing killed the video star" The Register 5/4
  • "Windows 8 Dumps Default DVD Playback" PCWorld 5/4
  • "Microsoft ditches DVD playback from Windows 8" V3 5/4
  • "$99 Xbox: Microsoft's killer move/Microsoft won't confirm if it will indeed sell its Xbox for $99 plus a subscription fee. If it did, it could upend the race to dominate the living room." Fortune 5/4
  • "Adobe warns: Flash Player malware hitting IE on Windows users" ZDNet 5/4
  • "Yahoo finally giving its European search advertisers to Microsoft" GigaOM 5/4
  • "Microsoft Inks Patent-Licensing Agreement With Aspen Avionics" eWeek 5/4
  • "Spike TV partners with Microsoft for E3 coverage" TG Daily 5/4
  • "Microsoft manufacturing process points to Xbox 720" TG Daily 5/4
  • "AMD may be able to increase server platform global market share through joining OCP, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 5/4
  • "Critical PHP vulnerability exposes servers to data theft -- or worse: PHP Group releases updates to fix vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to easily pass command-line switches to servers through URLs" InfoWorld 5/4
  • "Slow growth expected for cloud computing storage market as security and performance issues remain" V3 5/4
  • "Tablet Adoption Growing Among Small Businesses" eWeek 5/4
  • "Tablets Quickly Becoming the Portable PC of Choice" AllThingsD 5/4
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Isn't Apple North Of $600? It's The Volume, Stupid"  Seeking Alpha 5/4
  • "Apple's Valuation Isn't At Risk Any Time Soon" Slate 5/4
  • "Keep Your Apple Stock/Jaffe: Investors shouldn't be scared out at current valuations." SmartMoney 5/4
  • "Will Apple's Stock Become Dead Money?" TheStreet 5/4
  • "Apple Is A Want--Global Resources Are Needs" iStockAnalyst 5/4
Industry News
  • "Stocks Could Face More Turbulence in the Week Ahead" CNBC 5/4
  • "The Week Ahead: How Low Will Stocks Go?" Forbes 5/4
  • "Techs sink with market; LinkedIn stays afloat: Nasdaq ends week with loss of more than 3%; Yahoo under the gun" MarketWatch 5/4
  • "As Economic Recovery Falters, Wall Street Sells Off" FOXBusiness 5/4
  • "Stocks, Commodities Retreat as Treasuries Advance on Jobs" Bloomberg 5/4
  • "Dow Drops After Weak Jobs Report" TheStreet 5/4
  • "Stocks: Jobs and oil drag on markets - May. 4, 2012" CNNMoney 5/4
  • "Stocks End Week With a Thud" [Paid Membership Required] 5/4
  • "Jobs report leaves investors flat: A disappointing jobs report appeared to leave investors uncertain about what to do Friday, as U.S. stocks appeared poised for a mixed or flat open." CNNMoney 5/4
  • "Asian Shares End Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 5/4
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks slip ahead of U.S. jobs data" MarketWatch 5/4
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks tumble on weak U.S. jobs data/Rentokil Initial drops after earnings; miners, oil firms off" MarketWatch 5/4
  • "Markets slide after US payrolls figures disappoint, in run-up to crucial European elections" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 5/4
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 5/4
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 5/4
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