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Monday Highlights: New iOS 12 feature Apple announces today will share you location securely and automatically when you call 911, for users in the US—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Reuters reports Apple's commissions for App Store apps to be considered by US Supreme Court in antitrust case; Quick Look bug in macOS could leak your encrypted data; Total War: Warhammer 2 definintely coming to Mac; LG seems to be desperate trying to convince iPhone loyalists to switch; Alexa under fire from US Senators concerned over privacy; iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak progress here, and iOS 12 jailbroken on iPhone X; iMore reviews HomePod, now for sale in Canada.

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  • "Apple CEO Cook Ordered to Give Deposition in Antitrust Case: Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook was ordered to give a deposition in a lawsuit claiming the iPhone maker and other technology companies violated antitrust laws by entering into agreements to not recruit each other's employees. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, issued the order at a hearing today over the objections of a lawyer representing Apple."  Bloomberg 7:33 PM
  • "Execs' e-mails key in employee no-poaching lawsuit, judge says: E-mails between executives at Apple and Google reveal a shared belief that there was substantial financial benefit in agreements not to recruit each other's employees, the judge in the case says." CNET News 9:17 PM
  • "Apple's challenges require leaving Steve Jobs behind"  I, Cringely 4:14 PM
  • "Why Apple needs a new hit product: Will a cheaper iPhone or Apple TV be next big thing?"  MarketWatch 7:47 AM
  • "Apple bruised by iPhone's boom-bust cycle: More sales are packed into debut quarters, with less upside to follow" MarketWatch 7:48 AM
  • "Investors Grapple With Core Reality of Apple" [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Company emails are key in Apple, Google hiring case, judge says" Reuters 7:14 PM
  • "Apple asks full U.S. appeals court for exceptional attention to Samsung injunction case"  Foss Patents 8:31 AM
  • "Korean iPhone owners drop location tracking suit against Apple to focus on larger $25m case" The Next Web 10:21 PM
  • "Court lets Apple, Samsung add products to patent suit" IDG News Service 7:50 AM
  • "Apple loses yet another Samsung patent case: Apple has suffered a further blow in its patent battle against tablets made by rival Samsung." Telegraph 8:01 AM
  • "ABI Research: Apple iPhone market share to peak at 22% in 2013, but will remain flat through 2018" The Next Web 9:23 AM
  • "Apple's Smartphone Marketshare Expected To Peak At 22% In 2013, Says ABI Research" TechCrunch 9:22 AM
  • "Another Beta Build Of OS X 10.8.3 Pops Out" AppleBitch 7:32 AM
  • "Happy birthday Safari! Thanks for changing everything" Digital Trends 8:00 AM
  • "Troubleshooting a freezing or hanging OS X menu bar: If your menu bar in OS X is unresponsive, the system's menu-extra handling services may be to blame." MacFixIt 1:08 PM
  • "Mountain Lion and NetExtender VPN problem and possible solution" MacWindows 7:54 AM
  • "Are you getting the most out of Apple's free OS X word processor?" AppleTell 9:23 PM
  • "BenVista PhotoZoom Pro 5 review: A powerful tool for enlarging and enhancing digital photos" Macworld UK 7:57 AM
  • "Pocket review: When you don't have the time to read a page online, put it in your Pocket for later. We look at the next step in bookmarking." Macworld UK 7:57 AM
  • "How to Set Up and Use FileVault 2" Mactuts+ 8:13 AM
  • "How to Make an OS X Recovery USB Drive" Macinstruct 8:37 AM
  • "4 Ways to Quickly Access the Root Directory in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 5:15 PM
  • "Tip: Suggestion for Mountain Lion access to Win shares" MacWindows 7:54 AM
  • "See The Number Of Completed Tasks In Reminders [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Enable Quick Look for Markdown Files" TidBITS 11:20 AM
  • "4 Better Ways To Manage Your MacBook's Battery Health And All Are Free" BohemianBoomer 7:33 AM
  • "How And What To Clean On All Those Disk Drive Storage Units Connected To Your Mac" Mac 360 7:33 AM
  • "What's The Free App That Every Mac User Needs? Here's A Big Hint: It's A CheatSheet" McSolo 7:32 AM
  • "I Found A One-Click Way To Navigate To Nearly Every App, File, Or Folder On My Mac" TeraTalks 7:33 AM
  • "What Every Mac User Needs To Help Empty The Mac's Trash: A Digital Garbage Truck" Mac 360 7:33 AM
  • "The Clever Way To Cleanup The Clutter Of Loose And Messy Files And Folders On A Mac" NoodleMac 7:33 AM
  • "The Very Coolest, Easiest, Fastest Way To Track What You Do On Your Mac Each Day" Mac 360 7:33 AM
  • "Why Windows Crapware Still Exists; Or Why You Should Just Buy a Mac" Stabley Times 7:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "darktable Powerful Open Source Virtual Lighttable And Darkroom For Photographers" MacPrices 12:21 PM
  • "Enjoy Dream Builder: Amusement Park At Mac Game Store" Inside Mac Games 9:00 AM
  • "GoBank, TurboTax in Mac App Store, Drobo 5N Now Shipping" Mac|Life 8:50 AM
  • "Black Pixel releases Kaleidoscope 2" Macworld 7:57 AM
  • " updates its Windows, Mac and Linux desktop Scrobbler apps with new look and more social features" The Next Web 7:46 AM
  • "MacTracker for iOS 2.3: Gains iPhone 5 Support, Adds Apple's New Toys" FairerPlatform 8:37 AM
  • "Free Mac Software: Eight Awesome Apps for Free" FairerPlatform 7:34 AM
  • "Coladia Announces The Fall Trilogy Chapter 3: Revelation for Mac OS X" prMac 8:31 AM
  • "SmartDay 2 Delivers On Technology's Promise to Make Life Easier" prMac 7:30 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Fortune's top 100 employers for 2013: Google first, Microsoft #75, Apple and Facebook don't make it" The Next Web 4:10 PM
  • "Amazon MP3 Store Now Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch: Amazon's 22-Million Song Catalog Available to iPhone and iPod touch Users for the First Time" Business Wire 8:39 AM
  • "Amazon Optimizes MP3 Store For iPhone And iPod Touch As It Looks To Chip Away At iTunes Lead" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Amazon rolls out iOS-optimized MP3 store" Macworld 9:17 AM
  • "iPhone, iPod Touch users can now buy music from Amazon" CNET News 9:17 AM
  • "Amazon MP3 Store, Cloud Player for iOS Get Stronger Legs" Tapscape 10:21 AM
  • "Screw you, Apple! Amazon launches MP3 web store for iPhone & iPod Touch" VentureBeat 10:56 AM
  • "Apple's Japan Tablet Sales: A Precursor of Things to Come?" The Motley Fool 7:14 PM
  • "Nexus 7 surpasses iPad's market share in Japan" Digital Trends 8:00 AM
  • "Nexus 7 believed to have outsold iPad in Japan over the holidays" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
  • "The iPad is becoming ad industry's darling" iDownload Blog 4:14 PM
  • "Apple Introduces China Installment Payments Until January 23" Forbes 7:58 AM
  • "Apple raises age limit for 'violent' NRA target practice game: The revised App Store rating seems appropriate, but critics want it banned." Ars Technica 4:06 PM
  • "NRA's iPhone shooting app triggers petition for its removal: An online petition calls the app an 'insult to the victims of gun violence' and is asking Apple to get rid of it." CNET News 8:59 AM
  • "Apple sued by Russian Railways for trademark infringment" TUAW 8:40 AM
  • "Facebook adds free calling feature for US iPhones" BBC 7:52 AM
  • "Apple on way to becoming TV broadcaster? Gets premiere of last three episodes of Downton Abbey" Macworld UK 8:11 AM
  • "Unlimited iPhone 5 data plan at Walmart actually has a cap" SlashGear 9:56 AM
  • "You May Want To Think Twice Before Switching To Walmart'S Straight Talk For Unlimited iPhone 5 Service" BGR 10:00 AM
  • "'Apple should make cheaper iPhone' says former CEO John Sculley" Macworld UK 9:01 AM
  • "Sprint to start offering TEP insurance on iPhones this month" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
  • "Sprint To Offer iPhone Customers Total Protection From Loss Beginning Jan. 25" App Advice 8:05 AM
  • "Just Apple SVP Jony Ive eating pizza with CEOs of Yahoo, Yelp, Path, Dropbox, Twitter and execs from Facebook and Google" 9 to 5 Mac 6:39 PM
  • "World's Thinnest Phone Side By Side Comparing With Apple's iPhone 5" M.I.C. Gadget 10:26 AM
  • "New photos from 'jOBS' set show Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak" The Verge 10:24 AM
  • "Who Wore It Best: Ashton Or Steve? [Image] Cult of Mac 1:25 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Why Red October malware is the Swiss Army knife of espionage: With more than 1,000 separate components, attack seals the age of super malware." Ars Technica 4:07 PM
  • "iPhone-Like Hype Builds for Samsung" [Paid Membership Required] 1:26 PM
  • "Watch: Can iPhone 5 Competes in China Smartphone Market" M.I.C. Gadget 1:26 PM
  • "Samsung Prepares To Take On iPad Mini With Galaxy Note 8.0 [Rumor] Cult of Android 12:35 PM
  • "Samsung Is Going To Announce A Smaller, Cheaper Tablet Next Month To Take On The iPad Mini" Business Insider 10:59 AM
  • "Sony focuses on high-end smartphones to take on iPhone" Telegraph 10:27 AM
  • "How we use GPS to track you is none of your business, says Department of Justice" The Verge 9:56 AM
  • "AT&T Has An Acquisitive Eye On European Carriers — Mulling A Big Buy Or Merger, Says WSJ" TechCrunch 8:13 AM
  • "Google dreams up tiny laser projection system to control Project Glass" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Sprint Adds 28 More Markets To Its LTE Footprint" BGR 7:57 AM
  • "Large-size smartphone shipments set to more than double in 2013, says IHS" DigiTimes 7:32 AM
  • "CES – Anders Nicklasson Explains What Make Motorheadphones Different From Other Lifestyle Brands" MacVoicesTV 4:03 PM
  • "CES – Bill Harding of Kogeto Takes 360-Degree iPhone Movies With The Dot" MacVoicesTV 7:44 AM
  • "iPad sales may be lower than expected, says analyst: The tablet's fourth-quarter sales may have been hampered by supply contraints, says a J.P. Morgan analyst." CNET News 8:31 AM
  • "New iPad, iPhone could require less power if 16nm process from TSMC is adopted" Macworld UK 8:29 AM
  • "Apple job description outlines goal to evolve Siri as a distinct, recognizable character" 9 to 5 Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Job Posting Seeks Creative Individual To Breathe More Life Into Siri" TechCrunch 9:22 AM
  • "Thunderbolt Display Supplies Start Getting Low In Some Apple Stores" AppleBitch 8:51 AM
  • "Apple TV launches in South Africa on Friday, Jan.18th" 9 to 5 Mac 9:29 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Invents a Removable Device Clip with Glass Touchpad" Patently Apple 7:32 AM
  • "Apple patent is for a removable clip with an user interface" AppleDailyReport 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Invents a Protective Connector Port Cover using Magnets" Patently Apple 8:54 AM
  • "Apple working on ways to link pre-installed software to an user account on an online store" AppleDailyReport 8:36 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Angry Birds Rio HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Currently Free" Apple Sliced 9:03 AM
  • "Ghost Patrol For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:03 AM
  • "Listar -Share & Sync Lists For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:03 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "Refurbished 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Models Appear in Apple's Online Store" MacRumors 6:40 PM
  • "13-inch Retina MacBooks now available in Apple's refurbished store" SlashGear 6:39 PM
  • "The First Online Price Cut We've Seen On The iPad 4 Is Your Deal of the Day" Gizmodo 4:11 PM
  • "Swift Publisher for just $17.97 or Swift Publisher + Extras Pack for $23.97, both at a 40% savings." Belight Software 10:01 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:57 AM
  • "Top Selling Mac Accessories -$13 to $1,000... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 1:03 PM
  • "A Holiday Gift Guide: Top Selling Mac Accessories -$13 to $1,000... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 1:02 PM

  • "Does It Run Hot And Noisy? The 2012 iMac Core i7 Stress Testing" Bare Feats 1:24 PM
  • "My Book Studio review: We take a look at Western Digital's My Book Studio - a USB 3.0 drive that works well with the Mac" Macworld UK 7:57 AM
  • "SSDs vs. hard drives vs. hybrids: Which storage tech is right for you?" PCWorld 7:53 AM
  • "Reviews: Moshi VersaCover for iPad (3rd/4th-Gen)" iLounge 10:27 AM
  • "Keep The Small Stuff In Your Bag Organized Neatly With Cocoon's Grid-It [Review] Cult of Mac 2:03 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Mr. Reader And The Services Menu for iOS" MacStories 1:26 PM
  • "Review: Write 2 HD for iOS keeps your notes secure" Macworld 10:00 AM
  • "Keycard: Passive Security Using iPhone or iPad Proximity" eXtensions 7:32 AM
  • "OS Mapfinder app review: Ordnance Survey has made its maps available in high resolution for iPhone and iPad. Shane Richmond explores." Telegraph 8:01 AM
  • "PureShot Review: PureShot is a filter-free camera app with a beautiful and elegant interface that focuses on taking photos that are unfiltered and unprocessed." 148Apps 9:18 AM
  • "Temple Run 2 review: Temple Run 2 is a handsome sequel that follows the path of the original a little too closely, writes Chris Schilling." Telegraph 10:27 AM
  • "Temple Run 2 Review" 148Apps 11:20 AM
  • "Appidemic: Appsfire for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:29 AM
  • "New iPhone apps worth downloading: Digisocial, Skimn, Growtopia" Appolicious 7:48 AM
  • "Upwords Review: A board game that sticks to what it made it a success, but may fall victim to a lack of audience." 148Apps 1:08 PM
  • "Sofia the First: Story Theater Brings Popular Disney Jr. Princess to the iPad — iPad App Review" PadGadget 5:17 PM
  • "How to use your iPad as a shortcut keyboard for Mac OS X" iDownload Blog 5:16 PM
  • "How To Search Through Your Email With Siri" App Advice 9:16 AM
  • "How to make free voice calls over Wi-Fi with Facebook Messenger for iPhone" iMore 7:59 AM
  • "Add & Remove Contacts to VIP Mail Lists in iOS" OS X Daily 1:51 PM
  • "How to temporarily mute notifications on iOS" Macworld 12:50 PM
  • "The printer primer" Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "Apple pricing for spring 2013: iPhone 5 for $0 and $99, iPhone 5S for $199" Stabley Times 7:10 PM
  • "Nexus 7 vs iPad: Market Share vs Profit Share" Tapscape 6:40 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone Share To Peak In 2013? Apple's share of the global smartphone market will reach its zenith at 22% in 2013, says ABI Research. Thereafter, Apple will only be chasing Samsung's coattails." InformationWeek 5:20 PM
  • "iPhone market share to peak at 22 percent?" CNET News 5:15 PM
  • "I'm thankful to Apple for making the world smaller." PalmAddict 12:48 PM
  • "The 'Apple Needs a New Hit Product Now' Argument"  Daring Fireball 12:37 PM
  • "Google CEO Page On Apple's 'Thermonuclear' Android War: 'How Well Is That Working?'" BGR 4:13 PM
  • "Google's Larry Page: How well is your 'thermonuclear war' working, Apple?" MacDailyNews 4:03 PM
  • "Google CEO: our work on Maps is 'clearly more appreciated now'" iDownload Blog 12:21 PM
  • "Henry Blodget shouldn't be so quick to dismiss theory of Apple Stock manipulation" Edible Apple 4:05 PM
  • "Henry Blodget: Apple May Be Facing Yahoo-Like Decline" ReadWrite 11:00 AM
  • "Does Apple really need to make a cheaper iPhone for China and India? Is it really necessary for Apple to produce a budget iPhone to grab market share in these territories" Macworld UK 10:55 AM
  • "Apple risks repeating the 1980s: Rigid adherence to its rules and a secretive and closed culture is beginning to threaten Apple's dominance."  Fortune 10:25 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Swallowed whole" Macworld 10:00 AM
  • "If John Sculley Says Apple Must Do This Then Apple Probably Shouldn't Do It" Forbes 9:28 AM
  • "Perception: Is everything. It's more important than reality." The Lefsetz Letter 9:23 AM
  • "Lefsetz: Tim Cook Is A 'Charisma-Challenged' And His Silence Is Killing Apple Right Now" Business Insider 9:23 AM
  • "iPod Father Tony Fadell Offers Up Secret to Apple Designs" The Mac Observer 8:39 PM
  • "Tony Fadell on the unique nature of Apple's design process" Network World 11:17 AM
  • "iPod Godfather explains Apple's secret design sauce" iDownload Blog 9:34 AM
  • "The secret behind inspiring designers to make beloved gadgets" GigaOM 9:20 AM
  • "Think different on Apple iPhone supply chain rumors" Computerworld 9:00 AM
  • "The iPhone MOQ" asymco 8:31 AM
  • "Time for Apple to offer some collaboration services" AppleDailyReport 8:23 AM
  • "Apple's low-cost iPhone mini could look like this: Mockup of Apple's rumoured cheaper iPhone revealed" Macworld UK 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Is No Longer Easy: A Mac Mini Tale Of Woe" ReadWrite 8:01 AM
  • "Brave new network: Why I hope Apple never releases a smart watch"  Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "The Bad Penny Returns" YMP Now 7:33 AM
  • "Crazy Competition Just Got Crazier" PixoBebo 7:32 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 may have a secret weapon against iPad mini" GigaOM 8:50 PM
  • "Cable Industry Finally Admits Caps Not About Congestion: After Insisting For Years Caps Were About Congestion" DSLreports 5:15 PM
  • "CES 2013: Plenty of Innovation--You Just Needed to Know Where to Look" Tech.pinions 10:52 AM
  • "Putting Together The Pieces of the Personal Computing Puzzle" Tech.pinions 10:13 AM
  • "Despite All the Hype" MacMost [cartoon] 8:31 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Yamaha intros mini audio systems with iOS remote control, explosion of colors" Engadget 9:21 PM
  • "Google+ iOS apps arrive in 48 new countries and territories" The Next Web 8:14 PM
  • "Apple & Hearst Give iPad Early Access to 20 Magazines" The Mac Observer 6:37 PM
  • "Hearst gives iPad owners early dibs on magazines" CNET News 5:20 PM
  • "Apple's iOS Newsstand Now Offers Hearst Magazines Days Before Print And Other Digital Stores" TechCrunch 4:16 PM
  • "SEGA's Kingdom Conquest II Unleashed on iPad" PadGadget 4:15 PM
  • "Circa updates its iOS app with a refreshed design, share by email functionality and more" The Next Web 4:10 PM
  • "Angry Birds Rio For iPhone And iPad Is Now Free For A Limited Time [Deals] Cult of Mac 2:03 PM
  • "Rolling Stone Arrives on iPad" Macworld 5:17 PM
  • "Rolling Stone magazine hits Apple Newstand" TUAW 1:08 PM
  • "Hell Freezes Over as Rolling Stone Finally Releases iPad App" Mashable 12:44 PM
  • "iOS App Discovery Tool AppGratis Raises $13.5M To Grow Its 7M-Strong User Base Even Faster" TechCrunch 11:00 AM
  • "Satechi Aluminum External Hard Disk Enclosure + Multifunction Card Reader + Mac" iLounge 9:28 AM
  • "Brewster Rolls Out The First Major Update Of Its Smart Contacts App, Now Syncs With Your Native iPhone Contacts" TechCrunch 9:17 AM
  • "Documents by Readdle for iPad Gives You Access to All Your Cloud Services In One Place" Lifehacker 8:50 AM
  • "IK Multimedia's iRig HD adapter for iOS, Mac lets guitars ride the Lightning port" Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "Popular Safari Alternative Dolphin Browser Gains A Whale Of An Update" App Advice 8:05 AM
  • "Riven Has Just Been Released for the iPad" iClarified 7:59 AM
  • "Innovative Project Lets Users Drive Miniature Audis on Giant Track via the iPad" PadGadget 7:57 AM
  • "Out Now: 'Temple Run 2' and 'Final Fantasy: All The Bravest'" Touch Arcade 8:32 AM
  • "Temple Run 2 out now for iOS, Android fans must wait a week" Crave @ CNET 7:54 AM
  • "Temple Run 2 sprints into the App Store, Android version coming next week" The Next Web 7:45 AM
  • "Favors App Lets Anybody Issue Coupons for Apple's Passbook" prMac 8:50 AM
  • "Simple FX - The Simplest Foreign Exchange App for Travel" prMac 7:30 AM
  • " v6 features Beat Matching controls and Network IO for VJs" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Pinball Kid drops into the App Store" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Peter Vlachodimitris and Forge Vault Launch Mauv - Debut iOS Game App" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Mayfield Releases New Photo Filter Application with a Twist for iOS" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "MailTok: ultimate messaging app to get you connected" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Location-Based Social App Redefines the Way People Share Information" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Innovative Essay Editing App Now on Sale with Grading Feat- Essay Editor" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "iMobie Released PhoneClean 2 - The Fire-New iPhone iPad Cleanup Freeware" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "App helps people succeed - by tracking goals and uncovering weaknesses" prMac 7:29 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel profit sinks 27% on dreadful PC sales" CNNMoney 3:54 PM
  • "Intel Hurt by PC Shift: Chip Maker's Profit Drops 27% as Consumers Switch to Tablets, Smartphones" [Paid Membership Required] 7:01 PM
  • "Intel revenue forecast short of expectations" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "Intel sales and profits fall in the fourth quarter" BBC 5:21 PM
  • "Intel's weak outlook, spending hikes unnerve Wall Street" Reuters 5:20 PM
  • "Intel Wrestles With Personal-Computer Slump, CEO Transition" [Paid Membership Required] 9:06 AM
  • "Intel's weak outlook, spending hikes unnerve Wall Street" Reuters 7:01 PM
  • "Intel Brings Mixed Earnings, A Tad Early" 24/7 Wall St. 4:15 PM
  • "Intel offers silicon photonics technology to Facebook's Open Compute Platform" The Inquirer 9:07 AM
  • "Intel preparing lasers and light to shuffle data between computers: Intel is readying silicon photonics for use at the motherboard level" Techworld 9:07 AM
  • "Intel to feel heat from PC slump, transition: Chip giant expected to report sales decline; new CEO still unknown" MarketWatch 9:07 AM
  • "Report: Cisco's aboard Intel's foundry effort" GigaOM 3:11 PM
  • "Temasek would not join Silver Lake for Dell buyout: source" Reuters 8:50 AM
  • "Report: Silver Lake close to $15bn funding for Dell buyout/CRN - Essential information for VARs, integrators and converged resellers. Claim your free subscription today." CRN 8:50 AM
  • "Dell going private, a good thing for all" ZDNet 10:54 AM
  • "Q&A: Meg Whitman on fixing HP and Autonomy's accounting troubles" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 8:52 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.13" Jags Report 8:51 AM
  • "WSJ says Hewlett-Packard has suitors for Autonomy, EDS divisions" TechTrade 8:51 AM
  • "Cheap PCs are the present and future of Windows" ZDNet 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft to Windows 8 downgraders: The bits stop here/Microsoft says Windows 8 Pro machines can be downgraded legally to Win7 Professional, but its restrictions on getting 'genuine' Win7 bits are just plain silly" InfoWorld 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Security Essentials fails anti-virus security test" Electronista 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Security Essentials fails anti-virus certification test, Redmond challenges results" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft challenges poor grade for Security Essentials: The antivirus program didn't do so hot in a recent test, which isn't sitting well with the folks at Redmond." CNET News 11:54 AM
  • "5+1 Reasons Microsoft Will Offer Great Returns" Seeking Alpha 12:35 PM
  • "Microsoft may look to Skype to power voice chat on the next Xbox" Digital Trends 9:12 AM
  • "PC maker Asus Reportedly eyeing Windows Phone 8: Microsoft-powered phones could join manufacturer's Windows PCs and tablets." Ars Technica 11:40 AM
  • "Asus Threatens to Launch a Windows Phone 8 Padfone" Gizmodo 8:24 AM
  • "Asus Reportedly In Talks With Microsoft To Create Windows 8-Based Padfone Smartphone-Tablet Hybrid" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "HP, Lenovo Notebook Shipments Expected To Plummet By 20% In Q1 2013" BGR 7:32 AM
  • "AMD debuts first Open Compute Project Open 3.0 motherboard" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "AMD unveils Open 3.0: an Opteron 6300 platform for the Open Compute Project" Engadget 7:42 AM
  • "Cisco acquires minority stake in Russia's Parallels" Reuters 10:42 AM
  • "Cisco invests in virtualisation specialist Parallels to boost its cloud and datacenter solutions" The Next Web 9:03 AM
  • "Cisco probes Reported Linksys router flaw: Security vendor DefenseCode Reports flaw that could let hacker gain full control of wireless router" Computerworld 7:34 AM
  • "IBM And Oracle Go Head-to-Head For Splunk Buyout" DABCC 9:10 AM
  • "Lenovo announces ThinkPad Chromebook for schools" ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "Lenovo enters the Chromebook market with the ThinkPad X131e" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Why NVidia's Shield will succeed" ExtremeTech 9:42 AM
  • "Rise of the Chromebook: Lenovo is the latest to challenge Windows laptops/With aggressive pricing and growing support for Chrome OS, Microsoft has its work cut out" The Verge 12:03 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Analyst Sees $760 Ahead and 4 Investor Insights Making Rounds" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 10:22 AM
  • "Apple's Sharp Drop: One ETF Strategy Can Provide Some Protection" Minyanville 1:01 PM
  • "Apple: Where Do Shareholders Go From Here?" Seeking Alpha 11:24 AM
  • "Another Doom And Gloom Forecast Ahead Of Apple's Release Of Financial Numbers" App Advice 8:59 AM
  • "Apple: Just Like a Stinking Penny Stock" TheStreet 7:48 AM
Industry News
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