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Monday Highlights: Lawsuits, legal issues abound today, jurists deliberate Apple vs. Samsung award; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple will, and should, lose the patent trial vs. Samsung; Powerbeats headphone lawsuit vs Apple given go ahead by judge; Cupertino looking to "squeeze extra taxes out of Apple"; Apple removing CallKit apps from China App Store; meanwhile, in the UK, Google faces possible $4.3 billion lawsuit over iPhone privacy; Apple drops a spot in Fortune 500, from 3 to 4; TeenSafe app compromised, thousands of Apple IDs exposed; former Siri speech scientist at Apple now working for Microsoft; and "Don't be evil" no longer part of Google's code of conduct; Apple Gazette opines on MacBook Pro keyboard lawsuit.

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  • "Apple wakes up to India's potential; iPhone witnesses four-fold rise in sales in 3 months"  The Economic Times 8:06 AM
  • "Apple gets aggressive in India, sales rise 400% in 3 months"  The Times of India 8:31 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Sales Grow By As Much As 400% In 3 Months In India, But There's A Huge Gap To Close" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Apple May Have Figured Out How To Sell iPhones In India" Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "While Apple focuses on China, everyone forgot about India: Apple's iPhone sales has grown by as much as 400 percent in just three months in India, but the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has already made clear that it won't make any compromises on a 'low-cost' smartphone." ZDNet 10:44 AM
  • "Exactly How The Apple TV Will Transform The Industry"  The Motley Fool 8:43 AM
  • "Solving Apple's Innovation Problem"  Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Apple With $137 Billion in Cash Considers Preferred Stock"  Bloomberg 8:15 AM
  • "Hedge Fund Magnate Takes Apple to Court" MacNewsWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Apple's Charity Begins at Home: Asking if a company holding $137 billion can afford to pay a few billion more to shareholders might seem like a ridiculous question. But it's worth asking with regards to Apple." [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 PM
  • "Apple Cash Pile Sets Off a Battle" [Paid Membership Required] 10:27 AM
  • "Apple's Cash Pile Gets Its Own Moment In The Limelight: After some saber-rattling by investors, Apple says it's still considering sharing out its billions in cash." Fast Company 8:47 AM
  • "Apple weighs dividend boost, stock buyback to appease investors" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's Cash Is 'Shareholders' Cash,' Haverty Says: Lawrence Haverty, a portfolio manager at Gamco Investors Inc., talks about Apple Inc.'s consideration of ways to disburse some of its $137.1 billion in cash to shareholders." [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:29 AM
  • "Einhorn case against Apple rests on unusual legal tactic" Reuters 7:59 PM
  • "Doomed' Apple sued by investors over cash hoard" Computerworld 8:23 AM
  • "Greenlight Capital's Lawsuit against Apple Comes to Light" Patently Apple 10:10 AM
  • "Adobe Flash Player updates available for OS X on February 7, 2013" Apple Support 8:03 AM
  • "Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems" PCWorld 8:36 AM
  • "Adobe Releases Flash Player Update to Patch Security Holes as Apple Blocks Earlier Versions" MacRumors 8:44 AM
  • "Mac Security: Adobe Patches Zero Day Flash Exploit" FairerPlatform 8:10 AM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/This week, readers sent in questions on topics including inability to boot and how to test a nonfunctional external DVD player." CNET Reviews 8:13 PM
  • "Smart playlists, buggy play counts, and iTunes Match" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "Using Dropbox for Version Control" Macinstruct 11:13 AM
  • "MacMost Now 824: Handling Multiple Layers Of Audio In iMovie 11" MacMost 8:00 AM
  • "Mac 101: Temporarily disabling Notification Center" TUAW 8:37 AM
  • "Access Recently Closed Mac Apps From Above The Menu Bar With AppsBar" AddictiveTips 8:22 AM
  • "Transfer Photos from Android to Mac OS X" OS X Daily 9:27 PM
  • "3 Quick Tips to Make Print and Save Dialogs Bigger and Better" The Mac Observer 1:45 PM
  • "A Free Way To Check How Much Wi-Fi Hotspot Bandwidth Your Mac Uses Each Month" BohemianBoomer 8:01 AM
  • "How To Get An Alert On Your Mac Whenever A Connected Audio Device Or Sample Rate Changes" McSolo 8:01 AM
  • "It's Time For Mac Users With Multiple Displays To Rejoice. Here's A Free Way To Find The Cursor" NoodleMac 8:01 AM
  • "Which Files Have You Been Using Recently And Where Are They? Have A Blast To Find Out" Mac 360 8:01 AM
  • "Small Is Beautiful. Less Is More. And This Cheap Mac Timer Rocks More With Less" TeraTalks 8:01 AM
  • "The Slow, Agonizing Death Of Microsoft Office For Mac And PC: Why Buy When Free Is Good?" Mac 360 8:01 AM
  • "Retention" iMore 7:58 PM
  • "Apple could be a private cloud leader if they would release an iCloud server" AppleDailyReport 8:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "Entourage Address Extractor 3.2.0" Softhing 8:42 AM
  • "Origin Now Available for Mac: EA Digital Download Platform Expands To Reach Millions of Mac Gamers Worldwide" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "EA Brings Origin To The Mac With Dual-Platform Play, Cloud Syncing & More" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "EA's Origin game service launches for Mac" TUAW 8:23 AM
  • "Shiny Groove is a Tiny, Good-Looking Grooveshark Player for Mac" Lifehacker 8:22 AM
  • "Web Servers In A Can: Now In Stock At Mac App Store" ReadWrite 8:11 AM
  • "Apple releases raw support for Nikon D5200, Sony RX1" CNET News 8:32 AM
  • "Apple releases Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.04" TUAW 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Delivers AirPort Utility 6.2, AirPort Firmware, Camera RAW Updates" FairerPlatform 8:10 AM
  • "Updates to Digital Camera RAW Compatibility (V. 4.04) and AirPort Utility for Mac (V. 6.2)" eXtensions 8:10 AM
  • "Print Selection for OS X - Saves Ink, Paper, and Time" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "SCSC Releases a Major Update of Scannerz Lite for Mac OS X" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Special Offer: Merlin 2 Websharing Bundle" prMac 8:09 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple IPads Neutered for U.S. Government in CACI Mobile Push: CACI International Inc. has altered 'thousands' of Apple Inc. iPads so they can be used securely by the U.S. government, according to Dan Allen, CACI's chief executive officer." Bloomberg 8:02 PM
  • "Home Depot abandoning BlackBerry platform in favor of Apple's iPhone and iOS" AppleInsider 9:26 PM
  • "iPhone 5 fails to boost Apple's market share in China: Lenovo became one of the world's top five smartphone vendors because of high shipments in China" Macworld UK 8:04 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung devices displace Nokia worldwide for first time in terms of Internet usage, says StatCounter" DigiTimes 8:12 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to suffer 20% drop in 1Q13" DigiTimes 8:11 AM
  • "Foxconn January revenues down over 8% on year" DigiTimes 8:12 AM
  • "Apple To Fight US Alone Over Alleged E-Book Price Fixing As Final Publisher Settles" App Advice 10:58 AM
  • "Apple's the Last Defendant After Last Publisher Settles E-Book Antitrust Suit" The Atlantic Wire 10:34 AM
  • "Apple Alone Fighting DOJ E-Book Suit After Macmillan Settlement" AllThingsD 10:34 AM
  • "Macmillan, sole e-book publishing holdout, settles with Justice" Ars Technica 11:16 AM
  • "Ebook price-fixing: Macmillan settles with DoJ, Apple fights on" The Register 2:09 PM
  • "iPhone is 'behind' in smart phone race, Apple co-founder says" Crave @ CNET 8:36 AM
  • "Woz says Apple is falling behind, iPhone 5S and 6 at Chinese suppliers says source, Skype app updated" iPhone Buzz 8:17 AM
  • "Your smartphone knows which side of the brain you're using: The iDichotic iPhone app appears to be as reliable as traditional lab tests in determining which side of the brain is most involved in language processing." CNET News 4:59 PM
  • "Wrapping up Macworld/iWorld 2013, and looking ahead to 2014" AppleTell 8:22 AM
  • "Which apps will drain your battery and data plan? Verizon's got a list" GigaOM 7:22 PM
  • "Why Some AT&T Customers Aren't Getting Those Wireless Alerts About Nemo" AllThingsD 1:11 PM
  • "How Apple looked before it was fashionable" ZDNet 10:45 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Is this 12-year-old the next Mark Zuckerberg?" [Video Report] CBS News 12:16 PM
  • "BlackBerry sees red in Japan, ends sales" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "Facebook Hires Chef to Juggle 150,000 Machines" Wired Magazine 12:03 PM
  • "Damaged Delivery? DropTag Tattles When Your Package Tumbles" Techland 11:55 AM
  • "LibreOffice 4.0 ships with new features, better looks" The Register 11:53 AM
  • "AVG finds 11 year-old creating malware to steal game passwords: Kid Canadian pwned gamers" Techworld 11:49 AM
  • "Report: Brett Ratner to Produce Farmville Animated Series" PC Magazine 11:04 AM
  • "Blast from the past: Twitter search now finds old tweets" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Activision Blizzard warns over consoles" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:32 AM
  • "Toshiba ships first NAND flash chips with faster transfer standard" IDG News Service 10:26 AM
  • "Adobe Issues Emergency Patch For Flash Player Zero-Day Flaws" CRN 10:23 AM
  • "Renesas Widens Loss Forecast on Job Cuts, Chip-Demand Slump" Bloomberg 10:17 AM
  • "Intel-based phablet on the way from Asus" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Google Drives into web hosting: Google Drive has turned on a feature that lets the cloud storage service become a limited web host." The Register 11:54 AM
  • "Google Pushes Marketing Talk-Back Button" Forbes 10:34 AM
  • "Google faces demand to spread cash-for-links deals across Europe" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:37 AM
  • "Google touts benefits of WebP image format" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Sony's Hirai Sells Property Instead of TVs as Revival Stalls" Bloomberg 10:17 AM
  • "Sony sprinkles Android 4.1 onto Xperia smartphones" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "YouTube Faces Return of Pirated-Content" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 9:58 AM
  • "AOL's Hyperlocal Effort Patch Misses $40M-50M Sales Target, Partly Because Of Sandy, Still Aiming For Profitability In 2013" TechCrunch 11:46 AM
  • "Android powers a third of all mobile phones shipped in 4Q12, says Canalys" DigiTimes 8:11 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets veteran Mac developer Lloyd L. Chambers, The Loop's Jim Dalrymple, and Laptop magazine's Avram Piltch, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 4:52 PM
  • "Ditch Your Mac And Roll iPad Only—We'll Tell You How On Our All-New CultCast" Cult of Mac 10:31 AM
  • "Moshi shows off Versacover for iPad mini at Macworld|iWorld 2013" iMore 11:17 AM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Other World Computing's Super-Protective iPhone Case and Newest SSD" MacVoicesTV 8:11 AM
  • "Some iPhone Users Complaining Of iOS 6.1 Battery Drain Problem" Forbes 8:01 PM
  • "iPhone users, U.K. carrier report bugs after iOS 6.1 upgrade: Battery drain and problems with Microsoft Exchange, plus 3G service on one European carrier, are causing headaches for iPhone users." CNET News 8:49 PM
  • "iPad 5 rumour rollup for the week ending 8 February: The most recent iPad 5 rumors draw fresh hope from newly announced Apple patents, from unnamed industry sources, and from pure wishful thinking" Network World 8:11 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple to Release iPhone 5S and 5-Inch iPhone 6 in 2013" BrightWire 8:12 AM
  • "Chinese Source Claims iPhone 5S and 5-Inch iPhone 6 to Launch in 2013" MacRumors 8:19 AM
  • "iPhone 5S and 5-inch iPhone 6 reportedly spotted at Apple supplier" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple planning 'iPhone 5S' and new 5-inch 'iPhone 6' for 2013" AppleInsider 8:22 AM
  • "iPhone 5S, 5-inch iPhone 6 allegedly spotted at supplier" CNET News 8:32 AM
  • "Chinese source claims iPhone 5S as well as a 5-inch iPhone 6 to launch this year" iMore 8:22 AM
  • "iPhone 6, iPhone 5S Spotted, 802.11AC Coming, Too?" Tapscape 12:14 PM
  • "Apple Recruits Former Senior Researcher at LG Display" BrightWire 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Hires Senior OLED Expert From LG Display" Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Hires High Powered Leader in AMOLEDs" Patently Apple 10:08 AM
  • "Apple hires AMOLED TV Application Expert James (Jueng-Gil) Lee from LG" 9 to 5 Mac 11:17 AM
  • "Apple hires ex-LG OLED display expert" Electronista 10:32 AM
  • "Apple reportedly hires LG's former OLED TV expert" CNET News 12:17 PM
  • "iOS 6.1 banned from corporate servers due to Exchange snafu" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "evasi0n jailbreaks record 7 million iOS devices in four days" 9 to 5 Mac 12:16 PM
  • "Evasi0n Is The Most Popular Jailbreak Ever: Nearly Seven Million iOS Devices Hacked In Four Days"  Forbes 8:33 AM
  • "Latest iOS jailbreak: Nearly 7 million served" Ars Technica 1:10 PM
  • "iOS 6.1.1 doesn't break evasi0n jailbreak, at least not yet: The first beta of iOS 6.1.1 doesn't block the popular new jailbreak, though Apple could be saving that feature for the final version." CNET News 8:32 AM
  • "Apple patent filing is for securely recovering a computing device" AppleDailyReport 8:23 AM
  • "Everything You Need to Know About Your Mac's Hard Drive" Mactuts+ 8:17 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Pawn'd For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:07 AM
  • "Blockado Mountain For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:07 AM
  • "Fishdom 2 HD (Premium) For iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 10:07 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:33 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:33 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:33 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices -15 Inch Models -$1,150 to $3,049" MacReviewZone 10:10 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices -13 Inch Models -$750 To $2,549" MacReviewZone 10:09 AM
  • "iPad mini Prices -Best iPad Deals Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 10:27 AM
  • "Apple deals: Mac mini, MacBook Pro and iMac" MacNN 12:17 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 13 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:22 AM

  • "Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt SSD review: High-speed SSD drive with both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "Review: Magma's ExpressBox 3T Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Adapter Chassis" Bare Feats 12:05 PM
  • "Mobee Magic Feet review: Universal charging station for all your Apple input devices from Mobee" Macworld UK 10:30 AM
  • "Review: Cygnett Action Armband Sports Armband iPhone 5 & iPod 5th Gen" Run Around Tech 8:17 AM
  • "Review: Arcam rPAC is a quality headphone amp and USB DAC at a nice price" Macworld 8:49 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: PassLocker helps iOS remember your passwords" Macworld 4:54 PM
  • "Mailbox (iOS) review: What mobile e-mail should always be" CNET Reviews 8:02 PM
  • "Forget Using A Notes App On Your iPhone or iPad. Create A Bunch Of Notepads With NOTE'd" Mac 360 8:01 AM
  • "The Best Weather App for iPhone" Lifehacker 10:30 AM
  • "Yoga Studio for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 8:53 PM
  • "Download Torrents On iOS 6 With BitTorrent Client iTransmission 3" AddictiveTips 8:22 AM
  • "Senkai Puzzle Review" 148Apps 8:37 AM
  • "Jetpack Jinx Review" 148Apps 4:53 PM
  • "Apple Builds a Spaceship, Google Gets an Airport" Gizmodo 9:27 PM
  • "Using your iPad mini as a phone" TUAW 3:21 PM
  • "Why Apple's 'Next Big Thing' Might Be Many Little Ones" The Motley Fool 3:20 PM
  • "Apple Takes On Microsoft With 128GB iPad, As Tablets Munch On PC Sales" Seeking Alpha 12:27 PM
  • "Forget the iPhone 5 – Here's the New BlackBerry's Real Competition" WSJ Blogs 12:08 PM
  • "Which iPhone app may get you into Stanford? The one you make" GigaOM 12:07 PM
  • "Tim Cook is Not Steve Jobs, But He's Also Not Jeff Bezos (Yet)" Forbes 10:46 AM
  • "Why toys and apps have failed" 52 Tiger 10:33 AM
  • "Einhorn's a Hustler and He Doesn't Understand Or Care About Apple" TheStreet 10:27 AM
  • "What Should Apple Do With Billions In Cash? Give The Money Back Or Buy Something Stupid?" Mac 360 10:09 AM
  • "Apple and the iWatch conundrum: Here's why Apple needs an iWatch badly, but likely won't make one." CNET 9:32 PM
  • "Ex-Apple designer explains why it's just a matter of time for the iWatch" GigaOM 4:53 PM
  • "Apple's iWatch Could Make Sure You Never Lose Your iPhone Again" Business Insider 12:17 PM
  • "Founder of Apple's Human Interface Group talks potential for an iWatch" 9 to 5 Mac 10:46 AM
  • "Apple, Facebook and Google need to come clean on security breaches" The Inquirer 8:35 AM
  • "Has Apple Fallen Out of Favor in the World of Product Placements?"  Minyanville 8:35 AM
  • "iPhone sales quadruple in India, but gap remains" iDownload Blog 12:17 PM
  • "Report: Apple is ringing up iPhone sales in India" Fortune 8:32 AM
  • "12 Really Good Reasons To Jailbreak iOS 6 Right Now" ReadWrite 8:23 AM
  • "Apple lawsuits wrap-up for January 2013" AppleTell 8:22 AM
  • "iPad 5 Conceptualized Again, Gets Compared To iPad mini, iPad 4 And iPhone 5 [Images] Redmond Pie 8:17 AM
  • "iPad 5 Secrets [a.k.a. Informed Speculation] Revealed" Tapscape 4:52 PM
  • "Three wishes for a better App Store" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "Curating? Aggregating? Or, Theft?" PixoBebo 8:01 AM
  • "Freebie Friday: Get a 50GB Box cloud account for free/This is quite possibly the best cloud-storage giveaway ever. What's the catch? I'll let you know when I find one." CNET Reviews 2:08 PM
  • "Goodbye Surface RT, hello Surface Pro: I won't miss getting work done again" ZDNet 2:06 PM
  • "BYOD--the trojan horse to make you work more" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "E-ink at your fingertips: The future keyboard?" ZDNet 12:09 PM
  • "Forrester's top 15 emerging technologies to watch" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "Beware the Big Errors of 'Big Data'" Wired 12:02 PM
  • "5 things every computer user needs to know how to do" USA Today 11:56 AM
  • "Seagate Wireless Plus Review: A Terabyte for Your Tablet" Techland 11:55 AM
  • "Ubuntu Invites Phone Makers to Cheat on Google: A mobile version of the world's most widely used Linux operating system shows promise, but it will face stiff competition." Technology Review 11:48 AM
  • "The Galaxy Note 2: A Giant Step for Android Phones" Tech.pinions 11:46 AM
  • "Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern GPUs?" HotHardware 11:30 AM
  • "Six good reasons to download LibreOffice 4.0: Want to control your presentation from your Android phone? Then this is the (free) suite for you." PCWorld 11:08 AM
  • "Windows 8 tablet alternatives to Microsoft's Surface Pro" PCWorld 11:06 AM
  • "Facebook redirection bug is now fixed but troubling" IDG News Service 11:05 AM
  • "Always-On DRM, Used Game Restrictions Will Destroy Next Xbox, PlayStation" PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "3 Great Instagram Tips from Model Coco Rocha" PC Magazine 11:04 AM
  • "Instagram's new Feed feature is easy to use and ad-free for now" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Get used to it: The post-PC employee has arrived" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "Inside the shadowy underground of 'anything, anywhere' cloud-based printing" Macworld 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft's attacks on Google are sad and embarrassing" BetaNews 8:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Big iPad game 'Infinity Blade: Dungeons' delayed again/Epic Games has shut down the in-house studio put in charge of the upcoming iPad title that Apple showed off as a tech demo last year." CNET News 4:59 PM
  • "Mophie juices iPhone 5 batteries as new Belkin keyboard turns iPad mini into notebook" AppleInsider 1:46 PM
  • "MacWorld 2013: An iPad Powered Telepresence Robot" Apple'n'Apps 1:10 PM
  • "Evasi0n 1.2 is out, disables OTA updates and fixes timezone bug" iDownload Blog 4:55 PM
  • "If You've Jailbroken Your iPhone/iPad/iPad Mini Using Evasi0n, You Need This Fix" Forbes 12:17 PM
  • "MacWorld 2013: BigDay – A Gift Registry For All Occasions" Apple'n'Apps 12:16 PM
  • "Moot's New iPad App, DrawQuest Challenges Users Of All Ages To Create And Share Drawings" TechCrunch 11:16 AM
  • "BBC to stream shows on iPlayer ahead of scheduled broadcasts" Electronista 11:16 AM
  • "Mailbox for iOS now available; grab a reservation soon" ZDNet 10:44 AM
  • "14 great gadgets for iPhones and iPads: These add-ons have you covered for everything from protection against water to more efficient charging" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Skitch For iOS Update Adds New Text Editor, Better Performance" Macgasm 10:33 AM
  • "At long last, TI releases graphing calculator for the iPad: TI-Nspire for iPad folds an antiquated device into a modern one." Ars Technica 10:28 AM
  • "Bring your favourite playsets to life anywhere you go with the magic of AppVentures play cases!" PRNewswire 8:48 AM
  • "Mattel® Unveils the Future of Play with Hot New Properties and Must-Have Toys at the 2013 New York International Toy Fair" ["the BarbieŽ Digital Makeover Mirror uses facial tracking technology to transform an iPadŽ into a digital mirror ... The new Fisher-Price Create & Learn Case for iPad® protects an iPad while children draw and play."] Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "CarStory™ iPad App Uses Big Data to Uncover the Unique Story Behind Every Used Car" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "ShinesRooms' Review on Apple and Dell: Tech Stocks Offer Value to Investors" Marketwire 8:33 AM
  • "Don't Be An Angry Bird, Download Any Rovio iPad Title For Just $0.99 Each" App Advice 8:28 AM
  • "Zite 2.1 Adds Various Improvements, Discards Creepy Staring Owl Icon" App Advice 8:28 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Security Base: Security with Apple store look" newPCgadgets 8:11 AM
  • "5 incredible art generator apps for iPhone and iPad" Creative Bloq 8:10 AM
  • "New iPhone apps worth downloading: Mr. T (Official App), Sendgine, After Burner Climax" Appolicious 8:09 AM
  • "Friend (iPad iBooks) - New Children's Fiction" prMac 8:49 PM
  • "5 Free Valentine's Apps to help you be more creative" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "Eys-Apps introduces Chil'd B-Day 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Mapping the USA with Roxy the Star 1.0 for iOS - All 50 States Animated" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Chess Trainer named Best Training App for Beginners and Professionals" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Ski Jumping Pro Soars onto the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Mohawk Language Mobile App" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Fun Park - Kids Preschool and Kindergarten Games - Now Free on App Store" prMac 8:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Nuts and bolts of 'pretty unusual' Dell deal: CEO and family have lots at stake, and opposition is expected" MarketWatch 12:17 PM
  • "Two Options for Michael Dell" WSJ Blogs 12:18 PM
  • "Dell seeks to reassure customers after $24bn private deal" V3 11:59 AM
  • "Dell investors continue to spread dissent" ZDNet 12:09 PM
  • "Exclusive: Dell shareholder Southeastern unhappy with buyout" Reuters 9:52 AM
  • "Dell's largest investor opposes buyout as too low" Reuters 4:59 PM
  • "Big Dell Holder to Vote Against Buyout" [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 PM
  • "Dell's top shareholders don't want it to go private" CNET News 9:31 PM
  • "'Disturbed' Dell investors could tank private buyout" The Register 11:52 AM
  • "How Dell Tried to Avoid Potential Buyout Pitfalls" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:52 AM
  • "Dell Deal: Is a Fight Brewing?" TheStreet 9:52 AM
  • "Dell goes copper for high-performance datacenter, cloud, and storage networking" ZDNet 12:09 PM
  • "Motorola complaint against Microsoft narrowed: Judge invalidates chunks of patents" The Register 11:53 AM
  • "Judge Invalidates 13 Motorola Patent Claims Against Microsoft" PC Magazine 11:04 AM
  • "Judge Pares Google's Patent Claims in Microsoft Suit" AllThingsD 9:47 AM
  • "Windows 8 PCs languish in a world of hurt" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "Microsoft touts Windows 8 enterprise credentials over iOS and Android" V3 11:59 AM
  • "Is 'Windows Blue' a set of coordinated updates for all Microsoft products?" PCWorld 11:06 AM
  • "Internet Explorer flaws fixed by Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates: IE vulnerabilities offered hackers a one-two punch, expert says." Network World 11:08 AM
  • "Every single Internet Explorer at risk of drive-by hacks until Patch Tuesday: FIFTY-SEVEN gaping holes closed this month" The Register 11:53 AM
  • "SkyDrive users can now share Office documents with anyone" CNET News 12:21 PM
  • "Edit Away, No Sign-In Needed With Microsoft SkyDrive And Office Web Apps" TechCrunch 11:45 AM
  • "Bing falls to 5th global search engine, surpassed by Yandex" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Nemo cancels Microsoft's Surface Pro launch: No launch like a snow launch" The Register 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro launch cancelled, but devices still go on sale at midnight" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "HP, Following Apple, Sets New Rules for Student Labor in China" TheStreet 9:36 AM
  • "HP tightens guidelines on China labour" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:33 AM
  • "HP Tightens Employment Rules for Suppliers in China" Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "HP to limit student labor in China" CNNMoney 9:33 AM
  • "H-P Steps Up Supplier Oversight in China" [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "IBM eyes mobile, social workloads for mainframe platform" IDG News Service 10:44 AM
  • "IBM gives cloud storage controls to corporate users" Computerworld 11:07 AM
  • "Lenovo Boosts Latin America Focus in Reorganization" Bloomberg 10:17 AM
  • "Meet the Detective Who Handcuffed Intel's Packet of Death" Wired Magazine 12:03 PM
  • "Intel invests in SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks: Chip maker hopes to use SDN tech to find new uses for its chipsets" IDG News Service 10:25 AM
  • "Big Switch gains $20M in venture funding from Intel Capital" GigaOM 9:34 AM
  • "Big Switch Raises $6.5M From Intel Capital, Gains Attention For Next Generation Networking, Challenges Cisco" TechCrunch 11:47 AM
  • "Cisco loses round in fight against patent troll: Federal judge finds Innovatio's patent enforcement tactics protected by Constitution" Network World 11:08 AM
  • "5 Social Best Practices From Cisco: Cisco social chief shares advice on listening, engagement and more." InformationWeek 10:08 AM
  • "Federal hearing today marks turning point in war on software patents: A seemingly unassuming court hearing today could be the beginning of the end of software patents as we know them" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "President Obama looks to mimic EC cyber strategy" V3 11:59 AM
  • "EU to force organisations to report major security breaches: NIS Directive set to become law" Techworld 11:08 AM
  • "A Declaration of the Interdependence of Cyberspace" Computerworld 10:25 AM
  • "Team creates building block for quantum networks" TG Daily 11:50 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple Is Still A Buy Despite Its New Industry Classification" Seeking Alpha 3:21 PM
  • "Following a Herd of Bulls on Apple/Last September, Apple shares hit a record $705. And to the overwhelming majority of Wall Street analysts, that meant one thing: buy." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 1:10 PM
  • "Overseas cash restricts Apple's options for reallocating capital" AppleInsider 10:42 AM
  • "Why I'm Still Long Apple: Grasso" [Video Report] CNBC 1:47 PM
  • "Apple says nothing, shares inexplicably rise" Edible Apple 10:10 AM
  • "Apple's cash give-back plans: What the analysts are saying" Fortune 10:41 AM
  • "So David Einhorn is the Dumb Money on Apple" Zero Hedge 8:47 AM
  • "Tech Stocks: Einhorn speaks out on Apple lawsuit" USA Today 8:44 AM
  • "'Depression-era grandma' Apple responds to bolshy investor" The Register 8:36 AM
  • "How would Steve Jobs return cash to his shareholders? Simply and transparently? Or through a complex scheme designed by a hedge fund?" Fortune 8:30 AM
  • "A Bull Market First: Apple Underperforms" Seeking Alpha 12:27 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, LinkedIn push tech stocks to late gains/AOL jumps on results; Coinstar sinks as Redbox gets fewer hits" MarketWatch 5:00 PM
  • "Dow posts weekly loss; S&P, Nasdaq extend streak: Stocks on Wall Street gain on Friday after strong trade data" MarketWatch 5:00 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise to Highest Level Since 2007 on Earnings" Bloomberg 5:00 PM
  • "Stocks Gain as Economy, Earnings Strengthen" TheStreet 5:00 PM
  • "Stocks Up as Strong Trade Data Boost Sentiment" FOXBusiness 10:36 AM
  • "S&P, Nasdaq log sixth straight weekly gain" CNNMoney 5:00 PM
  • "Blizzard Fears Muffle the Dow" [Paid Membership Required] 5:01 PM
  • "Stocks: Looking for direction/Earnings are back in focus Friday." CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Banks, miners lift U.K. stocks after China data" MarketWatch 12:17 PM
  • "Asia Markets: China data helps lift most Asia stocks; Japan down" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "Europe Markets: China, U.S. trade data spur Europe stock rally" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:21 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:21 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 5:01 PM

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