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Weekend Highlights: If Apple wants more market share of the smartphone market, they should simply cut iPhone prices, right?; exploring how Apple has revolutionized retail, Kaled Ali at AppleTell believes Genius Bars, Product Display Tables, are among key reasons; original Apple 1 signed by Woz sells for a whopping $671,400 at auction; Patent Bolt reports on new Microsoft patent for a completely touch-based interface; Ars Technica goes hands-on with gMusic, an iOS app which works with Google Play Music; GigaOM explains how you can make your own audiobooks; and from Friday's news, citing inside information, 9 to 5 Mac reports of new details on Jony Ive's redesign of iOS 7 which will be "black, white, and flat all over", additional coverage in our Hardware/Software section; in what sounds like bad news for Apple, Judge in e-book antitrust case believes the US Department of Justice has sufficient evidence to show Apple guilty of price-fixing; fellow defendant, Penguin, decides to settle with DoJ; more OS X spyware has been found by researchers; WWDC keynote to land on 10 June; Macworld advises upgrade to 11.0.3 citing app improvements; Macworld UK reviews Acorn 4, powerful, "affordable image editor"; restore your Mac from Time Machine; PopClip is a little app for OS X which presents an iOS-like clipboard aide; Techland lists what could be "the most useful Mac keyboard shortcuts"; should we be upset that Apple is thinking about ditching the folder structure of OS X?; iPhone 5 loses lead in camera tests to Samsung's Galaxy S4; Apple releases new ad for iPhone 5, Jay Yarow says the ad is "great"; reports in our General Interest section; Memorial Day weekend sale at Best Buy offers $50 off iPhone (begins Sunday); the first Apple computer made still works, on sale for $400,000; iPhone 5 repair costs rising; Mashable shows steps to take in order to sync your Facebook contacts to your iPhone; TUAW's Ross Rubin looks at all the companies that attempted to compete with the iPod in what he calls a "trail of tears"; AllThingsD's D11 conference is next week, Tim Cook to be interviewed, and here's a list of four questions Horace Dediu hopes will be asked; John Mello on the news surrounding the mysterious iWatch, now slated for a 2014 release; Ted Landau says the joy of Apple TV is not just having one, but many in the house.
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"iTunes Store Sets New Record with 25 Billion Songs Sold" ["'Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, the iTunes Store connects music fans with their favorite artists..."] Apple 10:13 AM
"iTunes Store Sets New Record with 25 Billion Songs Sold" Business Wire 10:13 AM
"Apple, Samsung dominate 103 percent of '12 handset profits: Canaccord Genuity believes Samsung lost market share to Apple in Q4 but it should gain share this period amid a possible Galaxy S4 launch by the end of March." CNET News 10:12 AM
"Apple took home 72% of all handset profits last quarter: Samsung had 29%, according to Canaccord Genuity. The rest got nothing." Fortune 3:58 PM
"Gartner: Apple's Macs will be as accepted as Windows PCs by 2015/Although Microsoft will retain its corporate-relationship advantage, users' preference for iOS and OS X will aid Apple" Network World 7:51 AM
"ITC judge schedules final ruling on Apple's complaint against Samsung for August 1, 2013" Foss Patents 7:42 AM
"Who Might Unseat Apple And Samsung As Handset Kings?" Forbes 4:21 PM
"Vine Now Rated 17+" ["I don't understand how Apple is being prudish or giving Vine a 'raw deal' here. If pornographic content is easy to find on Vine — and Isaac and Paczkowski agree that it is — how is 17+ not the appropriate rating?"] Daring Fireball 3:58 PM
"Apple is... Apple's 9 definitions since 1995" Alex4D 7:51 AM
"Opinion: An Apple iOS UI redesign? Nice, but not essential" Electronista 7:49 AM
"If Content Truly Is King Then Why Isn't Apple The Worldwide King Of Content?" PixoBebo 7:28 AM
"On The Vine: One of the reasons I got into the investing side of things was Instagram. Over the years as a writer, I had 'zeroed in' on many companies that would go on to become hot properties from an investment perspective (Twitter, Foursquare, Square, Quora, etc). " ParisLemon 6:03 PM
"The Rise of Bounding Asterisks in Lieu of Italicization for Emphasizing Text" Daring Fireball 5:57 PM
"Next Xbox May Not Play Used Games" Mashable 4:18 PM
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