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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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  • "Is Apple Finished Disrupting Markets?"  Tech.pinions 10:10 AM
  • "Apple execs and Turkish president in talks to supply 15 million students with iPads"  Digital Trends 7:58 AM
  • "Gartner Says by 2016, More Than 50 Percent of Mobile Apps Deployed Will be Hybrid" ["By 2014, Apple will be as accepted by enterprise IT as Microsoft is today."] Gartner 9:13 AM
  • "Apple storms Microsoft's castle: Macs will be as accepted in enterprises as Windows PCs by 2014, says Gartner" Computerworld Blogs 9:13 AM
  • "Apple's declining profitability: Structural or seasonal? Morgan Stanley finds evidence that Apple's margins will improve before the end of 2013"  Fortune 8:29 AM
  • "U.S. court says won't expedite Apple appeal versus Samsung" Reuters 6:29 PM
  • "No Fast Lane for Apple's Patent Pursuit of Samsung" AllThingsD 6:29 PM
  • "California court finds for Apple in credit card privacy suit: Apple Inc and other online retailers did not break California law by requiring consumers to provide their address and phone numbers as a condition of accepting credit card payments, the state's high court ruled on Monday." Reuters 1:52 PM
  • "Apple wins California credit card privacy case: Court finds that Apple and online retailers, unlike their brick-and-mortar counterparts, can collect personal information when processing credit card transactions." CNET News 4:07 PM
  • "Apple manufacturer Foxconn to allow union elections: Foxconn, the manufacturer of Apple's iPhone and iPad, will for the first time allow workers to elect union representatives, in the latest sign of reform in its vast Chinese factories."  Telegraph 7:52 AM
  • "Foxconn's China workers to get more union rights" CNNMoney 8:08 AM
  • "Foxconn says to boost China worker participation in union" Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Shows Signs a Major Interface Overhaul Is Coming"  Wired 8:59 AM
  • "Apple allows banned Java back on the Mac after update" Macworld UK 7:48 AM
  • "Java Fixed With Update, Apple Lets It Back On The Mac" Digital Arts 8:04 AM
  • "Oracle pushes out new Java update to patch security holes" CNET News 8:29 AM
  • "Apple updates Java 6 for Snow Leopard" ZDNet 12:45 PM
  • "Traffic From OS X 10.9 Found On Web Logs, Public Announcement Imminent? [Image] Redmond Pie 7:46 PM
  • "Apple OS X 10.9 Lynx looms, patents suggest better iCloud" Computerworld 8:53 AM
  • "January sees OS X 10.9 traffic spike, Apple announcement imminent?" Macworld UK 7:48 AM
  • "OS X 10.9 Activity Ramping Up as Speculation on Developer Preview Release Increases" MacRumors 12:30 PM
  • "Job Postings and Patent Acquisitions Hint at Potential Overhaul of iLife and iWork" MacRumors 10:21 AM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: PDFs saved from the web fail to open" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Troubleshooting Bluetooth devices and their connection strength" Amsys 11:28 AM
  • "How To Fix iMessage If Someone Crashes You With File:///" Gizmodo 10:56 AM
  • "Odd Mountain Lion Crashing Bug Brings Down Nearly Any App" MacRumors 9:49 AM
  • "Tutorial: Archive A Final Cut Pro Project – Remove Unused Media" Video Edit Oz 4:17 PM
  • "GarageBand 101: Using Apple loops to help songwriting" GigaOM 4:04 PM
  • "Hydra Pro 3 HDR image editor (review)" IT.Enquirer 7:37 AM
  • "Stop squinting: Make text bigger in OS X" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "Quicksand For OS X Auto Syncs Recent Files To A Local Folder Or The Cloud" AddictiveTips 8:21 AM
  • "AppleScripting Notification Center > Scheduling Do Not Disturb" TUAW 8:33 AM
  • "Send a File to Multiple Remote Macs or iOS Devices from the Mac OS X Finder" OS X Daily 6:20 PM
  • "Clean My Mac 2 coming in February" TUAW 4:09 PM
  • "MacMost Now 822: Quick Access To Displays Preferences" MacMost 10:20 AM
  • "Mastering Terminal To Hack The Finder [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 10:22 AM
  • "Mac Bartender Keeps your Menubar Clean" MacNews Blog 7:38 AM
  • "This Text String Crashes Almost Any App on a Mac Running Mountain Lion" Gizmodo 7:58 AM
  • "Top 10 Mac OS X Dashboard Widgets for 2013" FairerPlatform 7:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "DCommander 1.0 released - Two-Pane File Manager for Mac" prMac 7:49 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Introduces New Short URLs That Get Super Bowl Debut" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Launches Vanity URLs For Easier App Promotion, Discovery" Fast Company 9:14 AM
  • "Apple Introduces Vanity App Store Links" PC Magazine 9:49 AM
  • "Sunday's Super Bowl sees Apple score two touchdowns" AppleTell 12:31 PM
  • "Super Bowl showcases Apple's AppStore vanity URL" iMore 8:21 AM
  • "Apple's new promotional links debut during Super Bowl" AppleInsider 8:22 AM
  • "Discounting iPhone Apps Increases Revenue by 159%" Mashable 8:19 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung Displace Nokia Worldwide for First Time in Terms of Internet Usage - StatCounter" Business Wire 9:15 AM
  • "StatCounter: Nokia Cedes Global Mobile Internet Usage Top Spot To Apple — But Samsung's Star Is Rising" TechCrunch 9:12 AM
  • "iPhone Continues Worldwide March of Domination, Latest Stats Show" Wired 4:06 PM
  • "Apple Grabs 70% of Global Smartphone Profits in Q4 Despite all the Talk of Samsung being the New Mobile Leader" Patently Apple 9:11 AM
  • "Apple becomes 'most popular mobile vendor' in global internet usage" VentureBeat 10:09 AM
  • "iPhone Finally Beats Nokia for Mobile Internet Usage" The Mac Observer 10:32 AM
  • "Booming Sales of iPhone 5 Drive Apple to #1 in U.S." Forbes 10:32 AM
  • "Apple Becomes Largest U.S. Mobile Phone Vendor in Q4 2012" MacPrices 8:53 AM
  • "Netbooks and iPhones part of 'digital revolution' in Utah classrooms: Three year pilot program in the Davis School District has armed students with netbooks and digital tools." Salt Lake Tribune 12:07 PM
  • "France Won't Get LTE On The iPhone Before The End Of 2013 As The ARCEP Fails To Make A Decision" TechCrunch 1:53 PM
  • "The iPhone moniker is in jeopardy in Brazil" iDownload Blog 10:22 AM
  • "Apple Embraces Its Green Side With An Eco-Friendlier Campus In Austin" Fast Company 9:14 AM
  • "Qihoo's iOS Apps Reportedly Removed For Violating Apple's Rules" TechCrunch 8:20 AM
  • "Expo Notes: Jam monkeys around at Macworld/iWorld" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "Expo Notes: Notable music products from Macworld/iWorld" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "The Best News Blackberry Could Possibly Get: 50% Of Bb10 Pre-Registration In Canada May Have Come From iPhone, Android Users" BGR 10:20 AM
  • "Rare Vintage iPod For Sale On Ebay - For $25,000!" ReadWrite 7:59 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook reportedly developing a friend tracking app" Digital Trends 8:33 PM
  • "If a Samsung Galaxy blows up in Korea, will anybody hear it?" Fortune 5:59 PM
  • "When Will the Rest of Us Get Google Fiber?" Mashable 4:05 PM
  • "Sony's VAIO T14 and T15 touchscreen Ultrabooks are here" TG Daily 1:17 PM
  • "$25 Model A Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Goes On Sale In Europe — Available To Rest Of World 'Very Soon'" TechCrunch 1:13 PM
  • "Nokia CEO Hints At Tablet-Shaped, Windows-Based Hardware In Its Future" TechCrunch 1:12 PM
  • "Meet the Data Brains Behind the Rise of Facebook" Wired Magazine 1:27 PM
  • "Facebook to target core gamers in 2013" TG Daily 1:17 PM
  • "Google Chromebooks now in 2,000 schools" ZDNet 1:32 PM
  • "China is hacking the world, book by Google's Eric Schmidt says" Techworld 1:14 PM
  • "Google Extends Payout Schedule For Developers By 2 Weeks, As 'New Forms Of Payment' Are Added To Google Play" TechCrunch 1:11 PM
  • "Neo Technology execs: How Neo4j beat Oracle Database/In an interview, the company's CEO and senior director of products discuss the mobile possibilities of their offering and defend Java's security" InfoWorld 11:49 AM
  • "Lotus position: IBM kills the name, but software and founders live on" Network World 11:49 AM
  • "MWC Panel Nominates Top Smartphones" PC Magazine 11:44 AM
  • "Tech companies run memorable commercials during Super Bowl XLVII" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:34 AM
  • "Security-as-a-service gaining popularity: Costs are an advantage, but so is flexibility." Computerworld 10:40 AM
  • "Smartphone screens will exceed 5 inches, HTC says" TechHive 11:46 AM
  • "European Snub of 4G Prices Spurs Rate Cuts" Bloomberg 10:23 AM
  • "Hit game Minecraft to stay private" Reuters 10:12 AM
  • "Leaked T-Mobile Calendar Points To March 27 Release Date For The BlackBerry Z10" TechCrunch 1:11 PM
  • "Blackberry Z10 Super Bowl Ad Draws Mixed Reactions" PC Magazine 11:45 AM
  • "'Year of Rock' is the patient guitar tutor for the internet generation" The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "Blue Microphone Nessie at Macworld|iWorld 2013" iMore 7:54 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 – BeLight Software Returns to Macworld/iWorld with a New iPad Game, Rails" MacVoicesTV 7:18 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Inspire Pro from KiwiPixel Makes Painting on Your iPad Easy and Powerful" MacVoicesTV 1:53 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Dreamwalk's Jam Lets Anyone Create A Song and Include Their Own Voice" MacVoicesTV 10:46 AM
  • "Jim Dalrymple on The Loop, Macs, and Jamming" Mactuts+ 8:11 AM
  • "Exclusive Interview: The Re-emergence of Electric Image Animation System" Architosh 7:36 AM
  • "We look at managing the space on your iOS device plus reviews of some cool free apps." The MT Show 7:37 AM
  • "Jailbreaking Is Back! New 'Evasi0n' Software Works On Most iOS 6.0/6.1 Devices, Including iPhone 5" TechCrunch 11:14 AM
  • "iOS 6.1 Untethered Jailbreak Released For All iOS Devices, Including iPhone 5 [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 11:29 AM
  • "iMac shipping times lengthen again in Europe as supply issues remain" AppleInsider 8:22 AM
  • "iMac shipping times continue to slip in EU to 4-6 weeks, as iPad mini shipping estimates improve" 9 to 5 Mac 8:22 AM
  • "iMac Shipping Times Slip Again In Europe, Now Stand At 4-6 Weeks" Cult of Mac 10:58 AM
  • "iPad Mini Shipping Times Begin Falling To 1-3 Days" Cult of Mac 8:03 AM
  • "iOS 6.1 JailBreak To Be Released Today" AppleBitch 8:01 AM
  • "AU Optronics Testing iPad Mini 2 with New Level Retina Display" Patently Apple 9:08 AM
  • "iPad Mini Retina display may surpass iPad 4: The next-gen iPad Mini's screen will have lots and lots of pixels, according to a Chinese-language report." CNET News 4:07 PM
  • "Next iPad Mini Rumored to Get 324ppi High Definition Retina Display" PadGadget 6:18 PM
  • "Toyobo to Produce Low-Cost Optical Film With Better Picture Quality Than OLED; Apple Interested in Technology" BrightWire 9:15 AM
  • "Apple Reviewing New Kind of Optical Film that Outshines OLED" Patently Apple 9:09 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "eBoy FixPix For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:54 AM
  • "Tortilla Soup Surfer For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:54 AM
  • "Cannon Cat For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:54 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide Closeout, Refurbished & Used -Prices From $600 To $1,869" MacReviewZone 1:50 PM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices $490 To $999 -The Best Mac mini Prices, Reviews AndInformation" MacReviewZone 2:01 PM
  • "Apple Time Capsule Buyer's Guide -Up to $139 Off Currently Shipping Models -Best Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 5:59 PM
  • "iPod Shuffle Buyer's Guide... New, Closeout, Refurbished, Used And Discounted... The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 1:54 PM
  • "These Beautiful Speakers Are Your Jony-Ive-Designed-MoMA-Approved Deal of the Day" Gizmodo 4:05 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:22 AM

  • "The Full Intel SSD 525 Review: 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, 180GB & 240GB Tested" AnandTech 8:10 AM
  • "MacWorld 2013: Hands On With Two New Styluses" Apple'n'Apps 7:23 PM
  • "Review: Gomadic SunVolt solar charger" MacNN 7:45 PM
  • "NewerTech Pad Protector for iPad mini: Luxurious Leather" The Mac Observer 3:43 PM
  • "Review: Seidio OBEX™ Combo Waterproof Case for iPhone 5" Run Around Tech 8:22 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Manage Projects with Ease Using Beesy – iPad App Review" PadGadget 10:25 AM
  • "Transcribe takes its audio-transcription tool Pro, with online accounts, iPhone app and more" The Next Web 7:53 AM
  • "Flex Lets You Create Your Own iOS Jailbreak Tweaks Without Any Coding Skills" AddictiveTips 8:21 AM
  • "Appidemic: Blo-Ball Soccer for OS X" AppleTell 8:20 AM
  • "Review: Sprinkfield - A Fun and Quirky Puzzle Game for iOS" MacTrast 8:23 AM
  • "Table Top Racing Review: Blast away the competition in this fun-sized kart racer." 148Apps 8:32 AM
  • "Table Top Racing Review" Mac|Life 6:28 PM
  • "Learn To Jailbreak Your iOS 6.1 Device Using Evasi0n With This Step-By-Step Video Guide" Cult of Mac 4:05 PM
  • "How to Choose Between a Surge Protector and a UPS for Your Mac" The Mac Observer 10:53 AM
  • "How To Get Started with Adobe Illustrator CS6 – 10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do" Terry White's Tech Blog 7:38 AM
  • "PadGadget's iPad Tips: How To Use Multi Touch Gestures" PadGadget 8:32 AM
  • "It's Official: Apple Is Losing Its Tablet Dominance" The Motley Fool 7:55 PM
  • "Cool Products from Macworld/iWorld 2013: Part 1" TidBITS 7:46 PM
  • "Why The Next iPhone Could Help Apple Recover Its Margins" BGR 6:30 PM
  • "How Microsoft May Counter Apple's Secret Weapon/Whether you love your iPad or cannot live without your iPhone, one of the keys to Apple's ability to win customers: and keep them: is the power of the iOS ecosystem." The Motley Fool 4:21 PM
  • "Barclays Expects 5" iPhablet Late 2013, Early 2014" The Mac Observer 4:05 PM
  • "Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow" Business Insider 4:05 PM
  • "Alt Text: Bobbing for Anything But Apple Products" Wired 2:00 PM
  • "How Facebook Can Totally Undermine Apple and Google in the Platform Games" Wired 1:54 PM
  • "How Church of Scientology channels Apple at Super Bowl" CNET News 12:31 PM
  • "A prediction regarding Apple, innovation and idiots in the press" Revert to Saved 10:21 AM
  • "Native Windows 8 on a Mac mini: first impressions" ZDNet 10:21 AM
  • "The curious case of Tim Cook, operations genius, and the missing iMacs" MacDailyNews 9:41 AM
  • "Editorial: Is that Kevin Spacey behind all those Apple products?" Engadget 9:07 AM
  • "Apple Forces Foxconn's Hand in Supporting Expanded Union" Patently Apple 9:10 AM
  • "Apple's Foxconn To Have Independent Union Elections: Not That It Will Make Much Difference" Forbes 8:26 AM
  • "How the Tablet Came to Disrupt the PC Industry" Techland 8:10 AM
  • "For those who complain about the Apple App approval process" Macs in Chemistry 7:38 AM
  • "5 Apps I Wish Existed" Inc. 10:52 AM
  • "What's the future for the keyboard and mouse? We investigate motion tracking, voice recognition and even mind control gadgets" PC Advisor 9:18 AM
  • "Samsung ATIV Tab review: the Windows RT tablet you'll never find in the US" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Windows Phone 7.8 Update: A Nice Little Bump" Tapscape 8:26 AM
  • "Surprisingly, Samsung Doesn't Go After Apple In Super Bowl Ad, But It Still Worked" App Advice 8:06 AM
  • "Office 2013: Where Are All The Apps?" ReadWrite 8:00 AM
  • "Why I Decided To Leave Facebook" ReadWrite 7:59 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "You can now add money to your account directly in Skype for iPad" iDownload Blog 7:45 PM
  • "MacWorld 2013: Seasonality Breathes New Life Into Weather Apps" Apple'n'Apps 7:44 PM
  • "Feds Update Flu Apps: Centers for Disease Control have updated their two flu apps: FluView and CDC Influenza: for the busy flu season." InformationWeek 7:20 PM
  • "Tweetbot for iOS Gets Chrome, Vine, Flickr, 1Password Support" PC Magazine 4:10 PM
  • "iPhone 5, iOS 6.1 jailbreak tool released" ZDNet 12:45 PM
  • "iOS 6.1 JailBreak Is Released" AppleBitch 12:43 PM
  • "New untethered jailbreak works for iDevices running iOS 6.x" Ars Technica 11:58 AM
  • "Pwned: The iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak Has Arrived" App Advice 11:29 AM
  • "How some of our favorite jailbreak apps look like on the iPhone 5 [Video] iDownload Blog 11:29 AM
  • "Star Trek App: Get 'Into Darkness' Onto Your iPhone" FairerPlatform 11:28 AM
  • "Audiobox All-In-One Music Streaming Service Arrives On iOS" App Advice 10:28 AM
  • "Rain Design launches iSlider at Macworld/iWorld 2013" TUAW 10:21 AM
  • "You will be able to convert an iOS 6.1 tethered jailbreak into an untethered jailbreak" iDownload Blog 10:21 AM
  • "Tweetbot for iOS updated with Chrome and 1Password link support, inline image previews for Flickr and Vine" The Next Web 9:49 AM
  • "IDG Announces GISSAR for Global iBrands TOP 20 Award in Apple Chain Industry" PRNewswire 9:19 AM
  • "Manulife launches easy-to-use InsureRight app for BlackBerry 10 and iPad" PRNewswire 9:19 AM
  • "Massive Dynamics Launches E-Commerce Website; Accepts Pre-Orders for Sleek New iPhone 5 Battery Pack" Business Wire 9:16 AM
  • "'Awesome Calendar' Updates With Support For iTunes File Sharing, In-App Purchases" RazorianFly 8:21 AM
  • "Cloud-Music Player AudioBox Lands On iPhone" TechCrunch 8:20 AM
  • "9 Apps Every Baby Boomer Should Know" Mashable 8:20 AM
  • "Not So Bold With Your Valentine's Day Declarations? Shatoetry Is Here To Help" App Advice 8:06 AM
  • "Expo Notes: Hyper launches CameraMator DSLR device at Macworld/iWorld" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "Facebook adds voice and video to iOS app" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "ZenAwake for iPhone Wakes You Up Gently, Offers a Better Start to Your Day" Lifehacker 8:04 AM
  • "Fruux's cross-platform iCloud rival gets team-friendly" GigaOM 7:53 AM
  • "Art App Best Of Raphael is Released For iOS" prMac 6:18 PM
  • "SchwanSongs Announces Whirlwind WordSearch, New Word-Search App for Mac" prMac 10:28 AM
  • "Get on the next photo editing level with JunglePhoto on iOS" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Toy Defense: Relaxed Mode Hits the App Store" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Monster Morning: having a morning struggle with your Little Monsters?" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Optical Illusions 100+ for iOS: Psychedelic Patterns, Eye Tricks & More" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Indie Developer Launches Action-Packed Online Robot Battle App for iOS" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Planet Patrol Game released for iOS and Android" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "The Unlikely Substitute, a kids interactive soccer book, comes to iOS" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Pixel Game 1.0 released for iOS - Picture Guessing Game" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of February 4: Christopher Breen, Ben Waldie, Gary Rosenzweig, Prosoft Engineering and Other World Computing" The MUG Center 7:47 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle To Buy Acme Packet For $29.25/Shr In $2.1B Deal" Forbes 10:06 AM
  • "Oracle Snares Network Gear Maker Acme Packet in $2B Acquisition" FOXBusiness 10:06 AM
  • "Oracle to buy network gear maker Acme Packet for $2.1 billion" Reuters 9:53 AM
  • "Oracle to buy Acme Packet for $1.98 bln in cash" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Oracle Picks Off Acme Packet for $2.1B" TheStreet 9:36 AM
  • "Oracle expands cloud operations: Oracle is buying Acme Packet, a provider of secure communications technology, for $2.1bn in cash as it boosts its offering to businesses in the internet cloud." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:19 AM
  • "Oracle Issues Emergency Java Security Update: Oracle's Java update addresses 50 bugs, including flaws that can be used to remotely compromise a desktop or server." InformationWeek 11:24 AM
  • "Oracle Issues Massive Java Update Early" CRN 10:38 AM
  • "Another Critical Java Update, You Know What To Do" PC Magazine 11:45 AM
  • "Michael Dell's Path: PC King to Apple Envy" [Paid Membership Required] 6:15 PM
  • "Dell Nears $23 Billion Deal to Go Private" [Paid Membership Required] 1:23 PM
  • "Dell Nears Deal to Go Private" [Video Report] CNBC 9:56 AM
  • "Dell closer to buyout as price talks narrow: source" Reuters 1:52 PM
  • "Dell LBO Group To Offer $13-$14 A Share, WSJ Reports" Forbes 9:55 AM
  • "What will be Dell's price?" Fortune 11:21 AM
  • "How Dell might use its 'private' time: It will try to be a different company away from public scrutiny" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "Pavilion 14 Chromebook shows HP's 'multi-OS approach'" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard to Sell Chromebook Laptop With Google Software" Bloomberg 9:57 AM
  • "And Then There Were Four: HP Intros Pavillion 14 Chromebook" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Not Surprisingly, HP's New Chromebook Is The Biggest, Heaviest, And Most Expensive New Chromebook Available" TechCrunch 1:12 PM
  • "HP Enters Chromebook Market With Pavilion 14" AllThingsD 4:06 PM
  • "Microsoft, HP: Time To Make It Right For Channel Partners" CRN 10:38 AM
  • "Microsoft needs to start worrying about Chromebooks" ZDNet 1:31 PM
  • "Windows 8: Microsoft executives say it's off to a 'solid start'" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:34 AM
  • "Windows CFO Tami Reller talks Windows 8, Surface and marketing" Seattle Times 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's Reller Talks Windows 8 Sales" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:50 PM
  • "Is Windows 8 heading to a smaller screen? Tami Reller, one of the pair of Microsoft execs running Windows, provides a few new insights into what's happening -- and coming -- with Windows 8 and Windows RT." CNET News 1:49 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8 and Xbox: Best friends forever" TechHive 11:46 AM
  • "Microsoft issues tools to block IE10 upgrades on Windows 7: Move signals that the new browser won't ship for several weeks" Computerworld 10:40 AM
  • "Should you rent or buy Microsoft's Office software? Microsoft's Office subscription offers a combination of software and online services." Seattle Times 11:56 AM
  • "IBM Judge Won't Drop Demand for Reports in Bribe Case" Bloomberg 1:47 PM
  • "Intel Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow" TheStreet 10:02 AM
  • "AMD launches new low-cost APU-based Gizmo boards" ZDNet 1:33 PM
  • "Cisco revs up Nexus switches to 40GE with fresh ASICs" The Register 1:20 PM
  • "Cisco packs ASICs at 40G, embraces OpenFlow" EE Times 10:44 AM
  • "Cisco fills out SDN family with 40G switch, controller, cloud gear for data center" Network World 11:49 AM
  • "Government Wants More Privacy For Your Smartphone: The Federal Trade Commission wants the rapidly growing mobile industry to beef up its privacy controls and allow consumers to opt out of being tracked by ad networks on their smartphones." [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 10:01 AM
  • "FTC issues mobile privacy policy guidelines" ZDNet 1:33 PM
  • "Obama can 'order pre-emptive cyber-attack' if U.S. faces threat" ZDNet 1:32 PM
  • "U.S. proposal for free Wi-Fi shakes telecom industry: Tech, telecom giants take sides as FCC suggests public system" Washington Post 11:47 AM
  • "FCC Spectrum Plan is Telco Carrier Nightmare" BYTE 1:53 PM
  • "US tech groups criticised for EU lobbying" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:17 AM
  • "Privacy groups call on U.S. government to stop lobbying against EU data law changes" ZDNet 1:34 PM
  • "Entering the quantum Internet at the speed of light: A team of Innsbruck University physicists have managed to directly transfer the quantum information stored in an atom onto a particle of light - theoretically allowing data to be sent over optical fiber to a distant atom." TG Daily 1:17 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Will anything make Apple go up again?" MarketWatch 6:28 PM
  • "Apple Passes Exxon As The World's Most Valuable Company. Again." Macgasm 10:22 AM
  • "Apple Stock Could Pop Monday: Tom DeMark" CNBC 9:02 AM
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