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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "The iPad mini: 2013's next big business tool?" ["Analysts say that they expect the iPad mini to follow the iPhone's trail into the workplace, arriving initially as a BYO device before institutions grasp how to use the small tablet to their advantage."]  Macworld 8:58 AM
  • "Insight: Apple's grip on carriers, suppliers loosens" Reuters 4:08 PM
  • "Apple's extra week and other anomalies in last week's report: Stuff that went right over most analysts' -- and nearly every reporter's -- head"  Fortune 9:01 AM
  • "Does Apple have an innovation problem? Analysts blamed flat profits for the steep slide in Apple's stock price last week. But what's ailing the iconic tech company is not a profitability problem. It's an innovation problem. And, perhaps, an expectations problem." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:47 AM
  • "iPhone Global Growth May Be Slowing" AllThingsD 8:39 AM
  • "Can Asia's tech-loving areas spell widespread iPhone woes?" CNET News 9:04 AM
  • "Haverty: Apple Board Can Be Sued Over Cash Use/Larry Haverty, portfolio manager at Gamco Investors, discusses possible lawsuits against Apple's board if they don't act on accumulation of cash. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's 'Bloomberg Surveillance.'" Bloomberg Television 8:33 AM
  • "Apple now collecting twice as much from iTunes, software & services as from iPod sales" AppleInsider 5:14 PM
  • "Apple iPhone users target Google over Safari privacy attacks"  Computerworld 9:51 AM
  • "Apple users launch privacy campaign against Google: A group of Apple's Safari web browser users has launched a campaign against Google over privacy concerns."  BBC 9:05 AM
  • "Apple Users Allege in Lawsuit That Google Secretly Tracks Their Web Browsing" Telegraph 8:44 AM
  • "Apple users launch U.K. legal case against Google tracking" ZDNet 9:49 AM
  • "Google faces UK action over Safari tracking" TG Daily 8:48 AM
  • "Google faces UK legal action over Apple Safari tracking claims" V3 11:27 AM
  • "12 Apple users in UK sue Google over Safari tracking" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "Google Faces UK Lawsuit for Sidestepping Safari Privacy" The Mac Observer 10:35 AM
  • "Apple updates Xcode with iOS 6.1, OS X 10.8 SDKs, improved code completion, more" 9 to 5 Mac 12:57 PM
  • "iWeb replacement to be introduced at Macworld/iWorld?" AppleDailyReport 8:37 AM
  • "How To create a hot key to switch users in OS X: While OS X supports fast user switching, it does not have a built-in hot key to do so. Here is How To set one up." MacFixIt 9:29 PM
  • "Xcode 4.6 Update Adds New OS X and iOS SDKs, Performance Fixes" The Mac Observer 4:20 PM
  • "Review: ACDSee Pro 2 for Mac photo manager plays catch-up but isn't there yet" Macworld 9:58 AM
  • "Easily Create and Customize iPhone Ringtones With iToner 3" The Mac Observer 8:30 AM
  • "4 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Mac" Mashable 11:14 AM
  • "How to create redundant Time Machine backups" Macworld 9:14 AM
  • "Best free antivirus software for Mac OS X" Digital Trends 12:16 PM
  • "MacMost Now 819: Running Multiple Instances Of the Same App On Mac" MacMost 10:04 AM
  • "15 Tweaks to Make When Moving to Lion or Mountain Lion" Mactuts+ 8:59 AM
  • "The return of the Control-Strip!" Amsys 8:31 AM
  • "How to Locate iOS (iPhone) Simulator in Xcode" ResExcellence 8:37 AM
  • "Master The Option Key In OS X Finder [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:06 AM
  • "Mac Tips: Duplicate, Move And Rename Files" FairerPlatform 8:28 AM
  • "Got A Messy Desktop On Your Mac? Try These 2 Ways To Clean It Up (one free, and one not)" NoodleMac 8:29 AM
  • "Try The Mac App Launcher That Dares To Think Different And Make App Launching Easier" Mac 360 8:29 AM
  • "Got Questions About Apple's Time Machine? Here's The App With A Few Good Answers" BohemianBoomer 8:29 AM
  • "Yet Another Free And Simple Way To Change Your Mac's Display Settings With A Click" TeraTalks 8:29 AM
  • "If You Could Only Have One Free Dashboard Widget On Your Mac This Would Be The One" Mac 360 8:28 AM
  • "The Two-step Process To Create Icons From Images On Your Mac (hint: one is drag and drop)" McSolo 8:28 AM
  • "Viewpoint: The evolution of CAD on the Macintosh"  Architosh 11:48 AM
  • "Apple Users: Only Apple can track us! Not Google/Brit Safari users fire off lawsuit against sneaky cookie" The Register 11:39 AM
  • "More on DYI Fusion Drives: Understanding of the ins and outs of OS X's CoreStorage will come into play with the making of a home-brew Fusion Drive." ZDNet 11:37 AM
  • "Why is it so hard for Apple to respect pro users' needs and priorities?"  AppleTell 9:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "Riot: League of Legends Mac client ready 'within a month,' and why it's so late" TUAW 8:26 PM
  • "Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition Coming This Spring" Inside Mac Games 5:49 PM
  • "Eisenpower for Mac on Sale for 2 Dollars at Tuesday" prMac 8:46 AM
  • "Adobe Updates: Illustrator 16.0.4 Plus InDesign Tweaks" FairerPlatform 8:36 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Vine No Longer Listed In 'Editor's Choice' Section In App Store On iPhone" Business Insider 3:00 PM
  • "Apple stops promoting Vine in wake of porn controversy" The Verge 3:00 PM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Android and Apple iOS Capture a Record 92 Percent Share of Global Smartphone Shipments in Q4 2012" Business Wire 11:04 AM
  • "Android + iOS Grabbed 92% Of Global Smartphone Shipments In Q4 2012 — Android 'Undisputed Volume Leader', Says Analyst" TechCrunch 8:47 AM
  • "Apple, Android grab 92 percent of all smartphone shipments: Together, the two shipped just under 200 million smartphones around the world last quarter to grab a record market share, says Strategy Analytics." CNET News 8:46 AM
  • "92% Of All Smartphones Shipments in Q4 2012 Were iOS & Android" ReadWrite 9:07 AM
  • "International Sales Of iPhones Said To Be Slowing" App Advice 8:51 AM
  • "LEAKED: Here's What Tim Cook Told Employees In A Secret Meeting About Apple's Tanking Stock" Business Insider 9:29 AM
  • "Pirates target iOS enterprise loophole to spread fake iPhone apps" V3 8:54 AM
  • "Brotherly Love Prompts Young Entrepreneur's Autism App" AllThingsD 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Set To Open New R&D Center In Shanghai" App Advice 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Shanghai R&D center confirmed for summer 2013" AppleInsider 9:14 AM
  • "Apple R&D Center Reportedly Confirmed for Shanghai" MacRumors 10:27 AM
  • "Unlocking your phone could cost you up to $500,000" iDownload Blog 8:54 AM
  • "Unlocking phones without carrier permission illegal in US" Electronista 8:53 AM
  • "Straight Talk Responds to 'Unlimited' Complaints" ["Most customers who experience throttling of their data service are engaged (knowingly or unknowingly) in one or more unauthorized uses that are described in greater detail in our terms and conditions of service. Two examples of the most common unauthorized uses are tethering the phone to other devices to access the internet or continuous, uninterrupted live video streaming (such as live webcams)."] PC Magazine 10:45 AM
  • "Apple's Wozniak questions accuracy as Jobs film opens" AFP 8:50 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak Refused To Work On Kutcher's 'JOBS' Movie After Reading Early 'Crap' Script" Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "The Much-Hyped Steve Jobs Movie Sounds Mediocre At Best" Business Insider 8:48 AM
  • "jOBS Steve Jobs biopic premieres to mixed reviews, blasted by Steve Wozniak" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "Ashton Kutcher 'terrified' to play Steve Jobs." BBC 9:05 AM
  • "Dead Steve Jobs tried to KILL Ashton Kutcher from beyond the grave" The Register 9:00 AM
  • "Following Steve Jobs' Insane Fruit Diet Put Ashton Kutcher in the Hospital" Gizmodo 10:23 AM
  • "Ashton Kutcher went to the hospital while mimicking Jobs' fruitarian diet" Edible Apple 11:22 AM
  • "Steve Jobs replica doll is eerily accurate, also quite illegal" Canadian Reviewer 8:58 AM
  • "You Must Check Out This Incredibly Detailed Minecraft Recreation Of Apple HQ" Cult of Mac 9:06 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "With 1M contributors, OpenStreetMap claims most detailed maps in some countries" GigaOM 11:33 AM
  • "Canonical invites input on core Ubuntu Phone apps: Dedicated website now available for collaborating on this key component of the Linux-based mobile platform" PCWorld 11:08 AM
  • "Japan promised Ultra HD TV broadcasts two years early: Brazil World Cup in glorious 4K x 2K, anyone?" The Register 11:15 AM
  • "Nokia adds premium music streaming to Lumia phones" TechHive 10:46 AM
  • "Acer reports brisk Chromebook sales while Windows 8 still lags" PCWorld 10:45 AM
  • "Samsung Selling Red 7-Inch Galaxy Tab 2" PC Magazine 10:44 AM
  • "Google reveals TAPE-TASTIC data centre in saucy vid" The Register 11:15 AM
  • "Google+ outranks Twitter as no. 2 social network after Facebook" PCWorld 10:46 AM
  • "Google vows to push legal reforms to protect user privacy" PCWorld 10:46 AM
  • "Silicon Valley's architectural wasteland shows signs of life" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:34 AM
  • "MySQL and Cinnamon questions surround Fedora Linux 18" PCWorld 10:27 AM
  • "Lotus 1-2-3 hits the big 3-0: Happy birthday to the world-changing spreadsheet program, which debuted 30 years ago this weekend" InfoWorld 10:27 AM
  • "New bug makes moot Java's latest anti-exploit defenses, claims researcher" Computerworld 10:14 AM
  • "Anger over Twitter porn gaffe on Vine video service" BBC 10:02 AM
  • "RIM's BlackBerry World Movie Downloads Landing In U.S., U.K., Canada First, DRM-Free Music Downloads Heading To 18 Markets" TechCrunch 11:05 AM
  • "Meet the man who would make BlackBerry apps cool" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "RIM cuts prices in European BlackBerry World store" IDG News Service 10:46 AM
  • "Yahoo CEO Risks Losing Investor Faith Absent Growth Plan" Bloomberg 10:07 AM
  • "Yahoo report to be scanned for turnaround evidence: Internet portal expected to post sales gain, shed more light on strategy" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "Hardcore porn briefly climbs to the top of Vine's 'Editor's Picks'" The Verge 9:16 AM
  • "China may axe 13-year console ban, games OK for kids after all: Easter, Christmas and birthday come early for Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo" The Register 9:01 AM
  • "iMore show 334: Elegant aluminium iOS" iMore 9:12 AM
  • "Macworld interview: England cricketer James Anderson/England and Lancashire's Appled-up wicket machine" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "Create notes on paper and easily transfer them to your Mac or iPad with aPen. Also, it's the end of January, time to talk about making calendars." The MT Show 8:30 AM
  • "Is this the back, side, and inside of Apple's redesigned fifth-generation iPad?" 9 to 5 Mac 7:30 PM
  • "Apple Updates iOS to 6.1: New Version Adds LTE Support For 36 Additional iPhone Carriers Worldwide" Apple 12:26 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 6.1 with more LTE carrier support, Fandango movie ticket purchasing via Siri, iTunes Match individual song downloading" 9 to 5 Mac 12:15 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 6.1 with New LTE Carriers and Fandango Siri Integration" MacRumors 12:24 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 6.1 with expanded LTE support, Fandango movie ticket purchasing for Siri and more" The Next Web 12:24 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 6.1 with additional LTE support" CNET News 1:28 PM
  • "Apple makes it easier to find Passbook apps in iOS 6.1 update" GigaOM 1:45 PM
  • "Apple's iOS 6.1 Brings Siri-Enabled Movie Ticket Purchases, iTunes Match Update" AllThingsD 12:57 PM
  • "Apple Releases Ios 6.1 To iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch Users" BGR 12:24 PM
  • "iPad 4th-gen, mini add LTE carriers, 3rd-gen ignored" iLounge 2:22 PM
  • "Apple TV software update brings Bluetooth keyboard support, music from iTunes in the Cloud" Engadget 12:57 PM
  • "Apple TV updated: use Bluetooth keyboards, queue up songs, access purchased music" iDownload Blog 12:58 PM
  • "Apple TV software update adds Bluetooth keyboard support" CNET News 1:28 PM
  • "Apple quietly releases firmware for a new Apple TV 3,2" 9 to 5 Mac 1:28 PM
  • "New Details On Apple's Budget iPhone 5"  iLounge 11:39 AM
  • "Apple's Low-Cost iPhone Design Said to Be Mix of iPhone 5 and iPod Touch with iPod Classic Curves" MacRumors 11:42 AM
  • "New iPad 4 reportedly in the works: perhaps a 128GB model: Apple is readying for release an additional new fourth-generation iPad: with maybe as much as 128GB of storage, sources tell 9to5Mac." CNET News 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Planning New Fourth-Generation iPad Model, Possibly With 128GB Of Storage Onboard" TechCrunch 8:47 AM
  • "128GB Retina iPad en route, sources and code-crackers tip" Crave @ CNET 9:06 AM
  • "Would You Buy $800, 128 GB iPad? Hints from iOS 6.1 beta, iTunes suggest a higher-capacity iPad on deck for later this year." InformationWeek 11:43 AM
  • "Apple looks set to launch a 128GB iPad 4, report claims" Digital Trends 8:53 AM
  • "Apple rumored to be releasing 128GB iPad" VentureBeat 8:59 AM
  • "iPad mini supply improves, shipment times now 3-5 days from online Apple Store" O'Grady's PowerPage 9:44 AM
  • "Strong demand from non-iPad tablet sector to boost short-term performance of IC vendors" DigiTimes 8:41 AM
  • "Shipments of iMac products expected to climb in 1Q13" DigiTimes 8:41 AM
  • "Constraints on iMac Shipments Soon to End, Claim Parts Suppliers" MacRumors 9:17 AM
  • "New iMac Stock Constraints Should Disappear Soon" AppleBitch 9:40 AM
  • "Apple seeds fifth iOS 6.1 beta to developer community, adds new features" O'Grady's PowerPage 11:14 AM
  • "Apple Should Make a Phablet, Surface Sells Barely a Million, New PadPillow Lite, and More iOS News" Low End Mac 9:21 AM
  • "Users experiencing issues updating 5th-gen iPod touch to iOS 6.1" AppleInsider 2:59 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The Great Fusion For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:35 AM
  • "The Creeps! HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:35 AM
  • "Lost Mummy For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:35 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:35 AM
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -27 Inch Models -$1,450 To $2,199 -Best Prices, Reviews, And Information" MacReviewZone 8:30 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -$1,199 To $2,700 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:30 AM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Prices From $50 To $240 ... The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:30 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:11 AM

  • "Pebble smartwatch review" The Verge 12:57 PM
  • "Review: Logitech UE Smart Radio a solid music-streaming radio hampered by software" TechHive 9:12 AM
  • "Review: LaCie RuggedKey 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive" ResExcellence 8:37 AM
  • "Review: Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition" Macworld 1:47 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "If a Photo Is Worth 1,000 Words, Vine Gives Tweeters at Least 6,000" MacNewsWorld 8:58 AM
  • "Tonido App launches, bringing your personal cloud to your iPhone/iPad" AppleTell 9:12 AM
  • "Review: Kumo Lumo is a delightful iOS game" Macworld 9:19 AM
  • "Anne Frank for iPad and Nook reimagines The Diary of a Young Girl for the digital age" The Next Web 8:44 AM
  • "Undead Soccer iPhone and iPad game review: Defeat a pick-and-mix collection of ghoulish creatures with football skills (and a gun)" Macworld UK 9:33 AM
  • "How to Replace Your MacBook Pro's Hard Drive with an SSD" LAPTOP Magazine 12:57 PM
  • "iForm Reporting With Google Docs (A Practical Guide)" iPadCTO 12:49 PM
  • "Find My Friends and Passcodes Article" iLounge 4:05 PM
  • "Skype and iPhone battery life" ["So, if you use Skype, and see bad battery life on your iPhone, try quitting the app and see if this improves things. I haven't done any scientific testing, but there seem to be enough people who have this problem to suggest that Skype may be the culprit."] Mac OS X Hints 10:23 AM
  • "How to take photos while recording video on your iPhone 5" iDownload Blog 8:55 AM
  • "Remains of the Day: The question beast" Macworld 8:37 PM
  • "How Should Apple React To Porn On Twitter's Vine App?" Cult of Mac 5:49 PM
  • "Nearly 60% of all iOS devices ever sold are running iOS 6" Edible Apple 2:08 PM
  • "12" PowerBook G4 to the Rescue Once Again" Low End Mac 2:05 PM
  • "Rumor: New Design Details Emerge About Cheaper iPhone" Apple Bitch 1:36 PM
  • "The Story Of An iPhone So Nice It Was Stolen Twice" Cult of Mac 12:16 PM
  • "What might an Apple landline phone look like?" Macworld 11:43 AM
  • "How Tim Cook Should Really Be Running Apple" Forbes 10:19 AM
  • "Are iPads really cannibalizing Mac sales?" ZDNet 9:48 AM
  • "All of a Sudden, Apple 'Sucks': By the time you read this, it's quite possible I will have already appeared on CNBC to discuss Apple and the crazy notion that it's finished as an innovative and dominant company." TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "Can Apps Break Your Bad Habits?" Mashable 9:23 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple Should Let Their Selective Censorship Policies Die On The Vine" App Advice 11:08 AM
  • "Sex and NSFW clips flood new Vine app from Twitter. Will Apple respond?" Network World 10:34 AM
  • "Vine's Microporn Highlights Flaw In App Store Model" ReadWrite 9:23 AM
  • "'Uncool' Apple iPhone Loses Ground in Asia" DailyTech 9:23 AM
  • "StatCounter's iOS Web Traffic Measurement Shows Apple's Asia Appeal May Be Waning" TechCrunch 11:08 AM
  • "Leaked 'Iphone 5S' And 'Iphone 6' Parts Appear In New Photos" BGR 9:18 AM
  • "A Brilliant iOS 7 Concept And Video" App Advice 9:18 AM
  • "Can Siri Make Up For With Outright Personality What She Lacks In Data?" Forbes 9:17 AM
  • "Appletell's predictions for Apple in 2013" AppleTell 9:11 AM
  • "Apple & Lenovo: A Tale of Two Companies" ReadWrite 9:07 AM
  • "Has Google Finance's news feed got it in for Apple?" Fortune 9:04 AM
  • "Why to buy Apple now: Consider the company's true value" MarketWatch 8:50 AM
  • "Who Is To Blame For Apple's Ridiculously Crazy Stock Drop? Hint: It's Not Apple" Mac 360 8:29 AM
  • "Historically, This Is Apple's Biggest Problem And It's Haunting The Company Yet Again" PixoBebo 8:29 AM
  • "Why the imminent release of a 128GB iPad is unlikely"  ZDNet 9:48 AM
  • "Does Apple Have a Fancier iPad 4 Up Its Sleeve?" Gizmodo 8:40 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Preparing To Launch 128GB iPad" AppleBitch 8:31 AM
  • "128GB iPad 4: Apple Going Ultimate" Tapscape 8:28 AM
  • "Perspective on Apple amid the clamour: It is hard to think of a company whose influence has been so profound, says Michael Moritz" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:39 PM
  • "20 essential, time-saving Chrome extensions" ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "Facebook Graph Search: The Emperor Needs New Digital Clothes" Techland 11:17 AM
  • "Helium: Can it prevent the onset of Shingles? Filling disk drives with helium gas delays the time when shingled magnetic recording has to be adopted." The Register 11:16 AM
  • "Grammar undermines password security: The grammar you use - good or bad - when constructing a password can be enough to help someone crack it, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University." TG Daily 11:13 AM
  • "Technology should make us optimistic" Salon 10:58 AM
  • "What IT needs to know about near-field communications" Network World 10:48 AM
  • "Could Your Smartphone Be Your Next PC?" PC Magazine 10:44 AM
  • "All IT pros need to understand TCP windowing" InfoWorld 10:27 AM
  • "Perl isn't going anywhere -- for better or worse" InfoWorld 10:27 AM
  • "Patch often: Cyber-crim toolkits love stinky old gaping holes" The Register 11:17 AM
  • "It's time for Samsung's next act" Fortune 10:23 AM
  • "Is it finally prime time for TiVo?" Fortune 10:23 AM
  • "Watch Out Nokia And Blackberry, Here Comes Huawei" Forbes 10:21 AM
  • "Server's down: How do I find out what's wrong? Track down Linux server problems with this step-by-step troubleshooting guide" Computerworld 10:15 AM
  • "9 Bandwidth Hogs: Reality Vs. Myth" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 9:59 AM
  • "Q4: Will Marissa Mayer's 'Back to Its Roots' Strategy Get Yahoo Back to the Future?" AllThingsD 9:43 AM
  • "Yahoo? 'A Show Me State'" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "Want To See a $22,000 TV? Ultra HD is the new thing for television sets, showing off incredible picture. But it comes at a price." TheStreet 9:34 AM
  • "The Importance of Being Earnest!" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 8:30 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Macworld contest winners: iPhone panoramic photos" Macworld 5:26 PM
  • "Kickfolio lets you embed iOS apps on any webpage, adds iPad support, slashes pricing" 9 to 5 Mac 5:26 PM
  • "Google updates Drive for iOS with multiple photo/video uploading, QuickOffice integration, and more" The Next Web 3:41 PM
  • "Facebook updates iOS app with in-app video recording, voice messages, improved Nearby tab" 9 to 5 Mac 3:02 PM
  • "Google+ Tops Twitter as World's No. 2 Social Network" PC Magazine 3:01 PM
  • "iDeas for Writing - Creative prompts, tips and exercises to beat writer's block and find inspiration" Literautas 1:34 PM
  • "Apple'N'Apps Will Be Live At MacWorld This Week" Apple'n'Apps 12:16 PM
  • "NAMM Highlight: Agile Partners' GuitarToolkit for iOS" ZDNet 11:37 AM
  • "iOS 6.1 Jailbreak to Support All 22 Device Variations" iClarified 11:08 AM
  • "LEGO® Education Evolves STEM Learning with the Next Generation LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Platform" Business Wire 11:04 AM
  • "Massive Dynamics to Double Initial Shipment of Cutting Edge iPhone 5 Battery Pack" Business Wire 11:04 AM
  • "Orion Announces Release of iOrion® iOS Mobile Application for the Apple iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone" Business Wire 11:04 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of January 28: Macworld/iWorld, Creative Pro SuperMeet, and Mac Basics" The MUG Center 10:51 AM
  • "High Efficiency Video Coding Approved by ITU Improves Quality of Mobile Video Streaming" PadGadget 10:37 AM
  • "Today's Apps Gone Free: Dungelot, Journals, InFocus Pro And More" App Advice 10:37 AM
  • "Rolling Stone Debuts iPad App with Support From MEI, Nervous Pixel" Managing Editor Inc. 10:35 AM
  • "Top grossing iPad app ComiXology pushes its digital comics service into Europe (scoop)" VentureBeat 9:16 AM
  • "Great iOS and Android apps for bargain hunters" TechHive 9:12 AM
  • "Mushroom Wars brings real-time strategy to the iPad" AppleTell 9:12 AM
  • "iOS 6 Jailbreak Untethered Device Compatibility And Expected Release Date" Redmond Pie 8:59 AM
  • "Designer celeb iPhone cases support charity" iDownload Blog 8:55 AM
  • "Photo Editor By Aviary Introduces New Playful Effects And Stellar Stickers" App Advice 8:51 AM
  • "App reveals chefs' favorite hot spots" Reuters 8:46 AM
  • "Drum Clinic Hd Light, Free iOS Trailer-App For Drum Clinic HD Out Now!" prMac 8:46 AM
  • "RF Toolbox Pro for iPhone, iPod and iPad Just Released" prMac 8:46 AM
  • "Getting fit the old school way - paleo + crossfit app" prMac 8:46 AM
  • "Mobile Phone Call App to Be Released in North America" prMac 8:46 AM
  • "123 Kids Fun GAMES 1.0 for Mac - 7 Different Learning Games in 1 App" prMac 8:46 AM
  • "Midemlab's 2013 Winners are Revealed" The Next Web 8:44 AM
  • "The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to GIMP, the Open Source Image Editor – 40% Off Till Jan. 30'" MacPrices 8:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft earnings shed no new light on Windows 8 sales" Computerworld 9:51 AM
  • "Over The Past Decade, Microsoft's Stock Has Usually Tanked After New Windows Launches" BGR 5:36 PM
  • "Smartphones: Microsoft and RIM battle for No. 3" Fortune 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft to launch the new Office commercially on January 29" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Office 2013 to debut tomorrow: Finally, an official confirmation. Microsoft is launching the new Office, aka Office 2013, on January 29." CNET News 11:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 2013 Set For January 29th Debut" BGR 8:25 PM
  • "Dell's Cloud, Services Businesses May Interest Microsoft More Than PCs" eWeek 9:21 PM
  • "HP offering data-breach response and remediation services: 'It's not if, it's when a breach occurs,' says HP's exec" Network World 10:49 AM
  • "IBM execs discuss software acquisition plans, targeting C-level gaps" ZDNet 11:25 AM
  • "IBM relying on more cloud services, software to accelerate social business" ZDNet 11:29 AM
  • "BM Makes a Social Software Push for Marketing, HR" CIO Today 9:26 PM
  • "IBM makes aggressive push for social business as future of work" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "IBM Makes A Play For The CMO And HR Pros" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
  • "IBM to beef up content management, analytics in Connections enterprise social product" IDG News Service 10:14 AM
  • "IBM fuels up more Power7+ servers for impending launch" The Register 11:16 AM
  • "After silence on Java flaws, Oracle now says it cares" InfoWorld 10:27 AM
  • "Java update 'doesn't prevent silent exploits at all': Holes still exist in Oracle's Java software that could potentially leave machines open to remote execution of malicious code, according to a researcher." ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Latest Java Flaw Bypasses Security Control, Security Researchers Say" eWeek 9:27 PM
  • "Did Oracle Just Raise Its Stake In Mellanox?" Seeking Alpha 9:54 AM
  • "Oracle's cloud: Top marks for effort, but no straight A's" ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "Intel Promotes Five Corporate Officers, Elects Three New Corporate Vice Presidents" HPC Wire 9:27 PM
  • "Intel Will Take the Lead in Mobile Chip Design, but Still Faces Challenges" Technology Review 9:50 AM
  • "Cisco's stake in Parallels ramps up rivalry with VMware" InfoWorld 10:27 AM
  • "HEVC video standard finished; high-end improvements coming: A standards group completes its work on a compression technology called HEVC, or H.265, which promises to improve resolution, image quality, and color. Google's VP9 is waiting in the wings." CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "ITU group OKs H.265 video standard to cut bandwidth use in half: The standard, also known as HEVC, can send HD video at half the bit rate of H.264" IDG News Service 10:28 AM
  • "Europe Bets €1BN And 10 Years On 'Wonder Material' Graphene As A Silicon Replacement" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
  • "Graphene gets €1bn boost as EU ploughs funds into research" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "2D electronics come a step closer: Scientists say they've taken a big step toward the creation of two-dimensional electronics by combining a conductor and an insulator in layers just an atom thick." TG Daily 11:13 AM
  • "Stanford scientists shatter million-core supercomputer barrier" TG Daily 11:13 AM
  • "In Big Tech, Bet on Companies That Seek a 'Better Way'" Wired 11:22 AM
  • "PC vendors bet on convertibles but still room for others" ZDNet 11:28 AM
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Apple News
  • "Lessons From Microsoft: An Outlook On Apple" Seeking Alpha 5:11 PM
  • "One Apple analyst, 7 different price targets in 12 months" Fortune 3:03 PM
  • "The Post-PC Era: Why Apple Is Losing Market Share" Minyanville 3:01 PM
  • "The Answer to Apple's Massive Market-Cap Conundrum" The Motley Fool 12:16 PM
  • "Don't Panic, the Apple Never Falls Far From the Tree" The Motley Fool 9:44 AM
  • "Apple Bulls: Stop Rationalizing, Be Disciplined" TheStreet 8:57 AM
  • "Why I Downgraded Apple: Analyst" CNBC 12:16 PM
  • "Reasons to buy Apple now: Consider the company's true value" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "'Premeditated Flash Dump' of Apple Shares Behind Friday's Last-Second Slump, Says Trader" MacRumors 9:23 AM
  • "More AAPL stock manipulation? 800,000 shares dumped in last second of trading: $350 million worth of AAPL dumped in last second of trading on Friday" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "No-Growth Apple Is Worth $600 Per Share" Seeking Alpha 8:57 AM
  • "What Lessons Could Investors Learn from Apple?" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 10:24 AM
  • "Microsoft And Apple: Market Sentiment Can Be A Fickle Beast" Seeking Alpha 9:23 AM
  • "Is Apple The 2000 Cisco/Microsoft Of Today?" Seeking Alpha 8:40 AM
  • "The Valuation Expert Who Dumped Apple Near The Top Now Says It's Almost Definitely Undervalued" Business Insider 9:17 AM
  • "What Is The Fair Value For Apple In The Newtonian World?" Seeking Alpha 9:17 AM
  • "Apple at $270?" Forbes 8:35 AM
  • "SanDisk revived by Apple juice after first half bloodbath: SanDisk is continuing its climb back to health after the first half horror show, with revenues and profits both recovering well." The Register 9:01 AM
Industry News
  • "Facebook, Netflix head up mild tech gains" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "S&P 500 snaps 8-session winning streak: Apple's rise keeps Nasdaq Composite in the green" MarketWatch 4:10 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Housing Data Overshadow Durable Good" Bloomberg 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks Settle Mixed as Investors Take Breather" TheStreet 4:11 PM
  • "Wall Street Slips Amid Mixed Data" FOXBusiness 10:23 AM
  • "Stocks pause after recent run" CNNMoney 11:31 AM
  • "Blue Chips Snap Win Streak" [Paid Membership Required] 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks: Caterpillar, durable goods give early lift" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets led by China surge; Japan pulls back" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Narrow moves mark Europe stocks after U.S. data" MarketWatch 11:32 AM
  • "Global Markets Stall at Multi-Year Highs" Reuters 10:24 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:58 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Yahoo! News 9:28 PM

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