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Apple adds another ball to juggle, said to enter feature film business. With hardware updates lagging, OSes to finish, are there too many balls in the air, or is Apple able to juggle 'em all? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Apple's Friday surprise is a "multi-year partnership with Opra Winfrey" to "create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world"; WSJ cites sources claiming Apple will stay with less expensive LCD screens for future iPhones "as consumers balk at iPhone X price tag"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Gene Munster thinks Apple is about 5 years behind Netflix and further ahead with original content than we think; Bare Feats compares Direct X on Win 10 vs Metal 2 on macOS 10.13.5; Lory Gil reviews Airfoil for Mac; Jonny Evans ponders whether or not Apple has a hidden meaning behind naming the next macOS after a desert; GrayKey, a thorn in Apple's side, finds workaround to new security measures; Apple releases four (1, 2, 3, 4) advertisements called "Behind the Mac", some find the sudden focus on Macs "strange"; Apple "most awarded brand" at AICP Awards.

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  • "Apple extends MobileMe subscribers' free 20GB of iCloud storage until September"  AppleInsider 6:00 AM
  • "Why the father of disruption theory is worried about Apple" Fortune 5:58 AM
  • "Apple Brilliantly Invents Display-Integrated Cellular Antennas" Patently Apple 7:54 AM
  • "Samsung penalised for withholding source code in court case" Crave @ CNET 6:33 AM
  • "Trouble On The Apple Horizon?" Forexpros 6:33 AM
  • "Apple (AAPL) Lands Second Place in Barron's 500 List" Wall Street Pit 6:33 AM
  • "Apple wins ruling, sanctions in patent infringement suit" Bloomberg 7:34 AM
  • "Foxconn workers talk about jobs, work with Apple" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Amtrak Enlists iPhones as a Service Tool" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:13 PM
  • "Apple Wins Ruling, Sanctions in Samsung Infringement Suit" Bloomberg 5/5
  • "U.S. court penalizes Samsung for withholding 'design-around' source code from Apple" Foss Patents 5/5
  • "Judge penalizes Samsung for failing to produce source code in Apple infringement trial" AppleInsider 5/5
  • "Our View: Foxconn workers talk about jobs, work with Apple" The Mumbai Times 5/5
  • "AT&T CEO: Unlimited data was a mistake, iMessage a threat" Electronista 5/5
  • "iPad Mini Survey Shows Consumers Want Retina Display, Low Price" eWeek 5/5
  • "Apple security blunder exposes Lion login passwords in clear text"  ZDNet 2:52 PM
  • "OS X Lion update accidentally outs user passwords in plain text, stumbles over FileVault" Engadget 2:50 PM
  • "Mac OS X login passwords put at risk: An apparent programming mistake in an update to the Apple operating system could expose passwords in clear text." CNET News 7:02 PM
  • "Apple testing Remote Desktop 3.6 with IPv6, new Reporting attributes" AppleInsider 5/5
  • "Apple readies final in-house Java updates ahead of Oracle handoff" AppleInsider 5/5
  • "Adobe issues emergency update to fix cross-platform Flash exploit" AppleInsider 5/5
  • "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
  • "Mirroring Multiple iOS Devices To A Mac: Comparing AirServer and Reflection" MacStories 9:25 PM
  • "MacRuby on iOS – RubyMotion review" Merbist 5/5
  • "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
  • "Verizon Sales Reps May Be Pointing People Away From The iPhone" Social Barrel 11:32 AM
  • "Apple Seeks to Gain Control of Domain" MacRumors 8:39 AM
  • "For Hard of Hearing, Clarity Out of the Din" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:49 PM
  • "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 5/5
  • "After backlash, Sprint CEO to return $3.25M in salary tied to iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 5/5
  • "For This Kind of Money, a Used iPad Proves to Be a Steal" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/5
  • "The iPad Is Dangerous In Bed" Gizmodo 5/5
  • "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
  • "Fresh speculation about 2012 iPhone" iTWire 6:35 AM
  • "Apple quietly upgrades the iPad 2, improves battery life significantly" Digital Trends 7:40 AM
  • "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
  • "Simply Find It For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 11:13 AM
  • "Five-O For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 11:14 AM
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, one was restocked , 102 were unchanged, and three were Sold Out. - Refurbished Apple products while they last." While Supplies Last 7:36 AM
  • "Word Stack For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 5/5
  • "UnWord For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 5/5
  • "Jelly Lander HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Currently Free" Apple Sliced 5/5
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $330 Off Current Machines" MacReviewZone 5/5
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Up to $230 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 5/5
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... Up To $50 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 5/5
  • "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

  • "Not-Horrible iPad Cases: a round-up of the best" Ars Technica 7:05 PM
  • "Wireless speakers from Bose, Jawbone good, not perfect" USA Today 6:34 AM
  • "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
  • "LinkedIn has Three-Quarters of a Great iPad App, and 95% HTML5" Forbes 3:08 PM
  • "Review of Spotify app for the iPad" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6:34 AM
  • "Polamatic: Made in Polaroid -An iOS App That may not Live up to the Name" eXtensions 5/5
  • "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 5/5
  • "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
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It Will Soon be Friday" eXtensions 9:26 PM
  • "Apple Saving Liquidmetal for 'Breakthrough Product'" PCWorld 9:14 PM
  • "1947 Book Outlines Why Apple Will Decline Without Steve Jobs" TechnoBuffalo 7:46 PM
  • "Apple Looking To Acquire The Domain ''" Apple Bitch 2:53 PM
  • "You're Our Editor: iBooks Author or ePub for the iBooks store?" TUAW 2:51 PM
  • "Review – Got an iPhone? Then don't listen to this/Review: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, The Cut, Halesworth" The Guardian 11:31 AM
  • "Apple and Liquidmetal: Don't go by co-inventor's word, he hasn't worked for Liquidmetal since 2007: We wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Apple themselves suggested that Peker do a little interview to muddy the waters a bit" MacDailyNews 11:27 AM
  • "7 Features We'd Like To See In iOS 6" Redmond Pie 9:39 AM
  • "Please, Apple, Make the iPad Keyboard Work Like This" Gizmodo 7:39 AM
  • "Has the Mac crested? The OpenForum's haikus tackle the issue"  Ars Technica 6:00 AM
  • "Why 'EVidence' Won't Help You Predict Apple Products" Cult of Mac 5/5
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: Apple's Taxes & RIM's Publicity Stunts" The Mac Observer 5/5
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Credulity incarnate"  Macworld 5/5
  • "iTunes Match Almost A Year Later, A Cautionary Tale" Macgasm 5/5
  • "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
  • "How To get ahead in business without really lying" TNL 9:26 PM
  • "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 5/5
  • "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 5/5
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Read this: 'Frankenstein' for iOS is an interactive take on a literary classic" The Verge 7:14 PM
  • "Codespot Mobile launches Battleship: Alien Invaders on Apple App Store" MacMegasite 5/5
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Greener pastures" Macworld 5/5
  • "This Week's Must-Have iOS Apps: Spotify, Jolicloud, Bluetooth Manager & More [Roundup] Cult of Mac 5/5
  • "Using an iPad to Stress-Test Earnings" Barron's 5/5
  • "Fun Game: A Different Kind of Trip to Thailand" Cult of Mac 5/5
  • "Jailbreakers: SwipeSelection adds awesome gestures to the iPad keyboard" 9 to 5 Mac 5/5
  • "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
  • "Nokia's woes might call for Microsoft aid" Yahoo! News 7:35 AM
  • "Nokia may need Microsoft aid" Reuters 8:12 PM
  • "Microsoft cuts Media Center from Windows 8, courts users' ire" CNET 8:11 PM
  • "Like Windows Media Center? Don't upgrade to Windows 8: Microsoft once again drops the ball on Windows Media Center and gives devoted users a kick in the teeth." ITworld 7:57 AM
  • "PC makers mum on Windows 8 upgrades: Microsoft says it will share details on upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 8 at a later date" CIO 8:10 PM
  • "HP enters public cloud services arena" The Hindu 7:48 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13: Gray With MacBook Air Envy" PCWorld 2:59 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13: Dell's 13-inch ultraportable offers quality design and construction at an affordable price, with very few downsides." PCWorld 8:09 PM
  • "Dell is Moving Towards Cloud Computing" Cloud Times 7:47 AM
  • "Chief security officers becoming more strategic, says IBM" Computing 7:55 AM
  • "Google v. Oracle judge reads part of sealed financial docs" Electronista 7:16 PM
  • "AMD: No, Modern Video Cards Won't Muck Up Diablo 3" PC Magazine 8:07 PM
  • "USA: Warren Buffett prefers IBM to Google and Apple" 7:56 AM
  • "Foxconn introduces compact passively cooled Nano PC" 7:49 AM
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
  • "Nasdaq to Launch New Stock-Options Trading Venue" [Paid Membership Required] 5/4

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