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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
 

 

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Tuesday Highlights: Apple's earnings being cheered by Wall Street analysts, but Barbara Kollmeyer wonders if "Apple's stock price [is] nearing its peak"; Jay Yarow at Business Insider calls the iPhone "a miracle", MacDailyNews disagrees, says "it's perfectly explainable"; either way you slice it, the latest iPhone 6 models have made a strong debut, while iPad sales have slowed; Tim Cook explains iPad decline, as well as the tablet's bright future; iCloud hack blamed on China, country denies involvement; OS X Yosemite experiences from readers at MacInTouch; Macworld offers a bottom-line suggestion as to whether or not you should upgrade to the new OS X; eXtensions reviews Desktop & Screensaver changes in Yosemite; iMore calculates "price of progress" with Handoff, Continuity in Yosemite; CNET points to new report calling the Apple Watch the "most exciting wearable on the horizon"; Apple Pay officially in the retail wild today, 9to5Mac lists where you can use it, Mashable, the AP, and AppleInsider review the new service; Digital Photography Review takes iPhone 6 Plus camera for an extensive test/review; iFixit has a teardown of the new Mac mini, and rob-ART Morgan, the "Mad Scientist" at Bare Feats posts his preliminary performance analysis of the new Retina iMac; PC Magazine article opines on why the new iMac matters...and why it doesn't.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple to give shareholders another $2.5 billion on Valentine's Day: Apple will pay shareholders its third dividend tomorrow, distributing roughly $2.5 billion at $2.65 per share across the company's 939 million outstanding shares." AppleInsider 10:36 PM
  • "Apple's Cook: We're Not Done Innovating Yet/Tuesday night he was a guest at the State of the Union speech in Washington D.C. Only hours before, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a state of the company presentation before a Wall Street-savvy crowd in San Francisco. With an important shareholder meeting looming, Cook tried to silence doubts about Apple's future while dismissing a shareholder lawsuit as a 'silly sideshow.'"  MacNewsWorld 8:52 AM
  • "Apple: Cook Acquitted Himself Well/Ed Ponsi, Managing Director at Barchetta Capital Management, likes that Apple is sticking to product innovation and not caving to outside pressure." [Video Report] TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Is there a cheaper iPhone in the pipeline? Apple boss Tim Cook gives strongest hint yet in rare interview" ["'We are making moves to make things more affordable,' he said at the Goldman Sachs technology and internet conference in San Francisco."]  Daily Mail (UK) 8:08 AM
  • "Tim Cook's comments on Apple Stores, illustrated"  asymco 8:03 AM
  • "Apple claims Einhorn holding investors hostage" CNN 10:36 PM
  • "Apple bites back, reveals high-level meeting details: David Einhorn tried to dissuade Apple last week from eliminating its ability to issue preferred shares at will, saying the need to first obtain shareholder approval would be an unnecessary roadblock to any such future plans, the iPhone maker said in a court filing." Reuters 8:44 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: Shareholder lawsuit a 'silly sideshow'/Apple boss Tim Cook has called a lawsuit brought by activist shareholder David Einhorn a 'silly sideshow'." BBC 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Says It Will Fight Greenlight's Bid to Block Vote" Bloomberg 4:30 PM
  • "Apple Tells Court It Will Fight Bid to Block Shareholder Vote" The Mac Observer 8:10 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Needs to Answer $137 Billion Question" The Fiscal Times 4:07 PM
  • "Apple pushed to issue preferred stock" Bloomberg 8:19 AM
  • "Another investor sues Apple, taking a page from Einhorn playbook" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "Apple hit with another investor lawsuit: Following a similar move by a hedge fund manager, a Pennsylvania man is suing to stop Apple from eliminating preferred stock and over how the company decides on its executives' pay." CNET News 4:02 PM
  • "Apple loses Brazilian iPhone trademark ruling: Brazilian regulators have ruled that Apple does not have exclusive rights to use the 'iPhone' trademark in the country."  BBC 10:30 AM
  • "Apple loses iPhone trademark in Brazil -- report" CNET News 11:13 AM
  • "Report: Apple loses exclusive iPhone trademark in Brazil" GigaOM 11:44 AM
  • "High stakes if Apple e-books antitrust case goes to trial"  Reuters 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Said to Have Team Developing Wristwatch Computer"  Bloomberg 8:04 AM
  • "Fact from fiction: The rumours surrounding the Apple iWatch/The functions of Apple's new smart watch are the subject of much conjecture, here are some of the more interesting design concepts from the web" The Independent 10:53 AM
  • "Apple Designers Working on Wristwatch Computer" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:04 AM
OS X
News
  • "Adobe Patches Critical Flaws in Flash and Shockwave" Intego 4:08 PM
  • "Old OS X malware used in increased attacks against Uyghur groups: An old vulnerability in Word for OS X is being used in increasing levels of attacks against ethnic groups in China." CNET Reviews 4:11 PM
  • "iMovie iOS App and Stickr Updated" eXtensions 8:12 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Mac troubleshooting: How to handle freezes and crashes" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Airport Extreme update breaks IPv6 tunnels, but here's how to fix it" Ars Technica 10:35 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Review: LibreOffice 4 leaves you wanting more/Modest rev of the open source office suite has welcome new features, but old peeves still linger" InfoWorld 8:35 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Shush gives you a systemwide mic mute" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Making Dropbox your default folder" Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "MacMost Now 826: Creating a Recovery Disk" MacMost 7:54 AM
  • "Sort All Your Passwords By Strength In Mac App, 1Password [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "How to Open a Zip File That Turns Into a CPGZ" OS X Daily 2:03 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Three Ways To Convert Videos on a Mac" Mactuts+ 8:52 AM
  • "3 Simple Ways To Clean Up Your Mac's Cluttered And Messy Desktop (two think very different, one is free)" McSolo 7:45 AM
  • "How To Gain More Control And Functions From Your Mac's iSight Camera With Sight Control" Mac 360 7:44 AM
  • "The 3 Free Ways To Manage Flash On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:45 AM
  • "Our Favorite Mac Photo App Turns Boring, Ho Hum Photos Into Works Of Art With A Click" Mac 360 7:45 AM
  • "How To Add Needed Functionality To Your Mac's Dock With A Single Click" TeraTalks 7:45 AM
  • "A New, Clever, And Free Way To Display And Animate 3D Shapes Into Your Mac Apps" Mac 360 7:45 AM
  • "I Am My Father's Son And My Mac Has A Collection Of Pinups From The PinUpGirls App" BohemianBoomer 7:45 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Why Your Computer is a Target for Identity Theft" Intego 8:52 AM
  • "WebKit is the jQuery of Browser Engines" John Resig 10:24 AM
  • "The WebKit Culture & Web Rendering Engine Diversity" Robert's talk 8:45 AM
  • "Why some apps belong in the menu bar, not the Dock" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "Is There Anything More Annoying Than a Stalled Progress Bar?" Gizmodo 8:33 AM
  • "Why is Opera moving to WebKit? Because it has to." GigaOM 8:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "Opera Is Moving to WebKit" Mashable 4:03 PM
  • "GIMP 2.8.4 Portable debuts for Windows and OS X" BetaNews 3:59 PM
  • "Skype Adds E-Gifting To Its Mac And Windows Applications" TechCrunch 11:42 AM
  • "EA's Origin for Mac" Zacks 10:25 AM
  • "TACTIC TEAM now available for Mac OS X" Architosh 10:18 AM
  • "Opera Confirms 'Gradual' Shift To WebKit — Starting With Smartphones — As It Clocks Up 300M Users" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Deals: Lifehacker Mac Bundle for $49.99 and Borderlands 2 bundle for $41.99" 9 to 5 Mac 10:29 AM
  • "Mac Updates: Flash Security, BBEdit Bugs, evasi0n Jailbreak Tweaked" FairerPlatform 7:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple relaxes 3-device limitation for employee friends and family purchases" iMore 8:42 PM
  • "Apple University Snags Another Top Business Academic" The Mac Observer 8:33 PM
  • "Intel Beats Apple's iTV To The Punch" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Here's How Many Jobs Apple Will Bring To The US To Make Macs" Business Insider 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Gets Special Mention During President Obama's State Of The Union Address" App Advice 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Paid $1 Billion To Developers In Just The Last Month" Business Insider 8:06 AM
  • "Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Declined 1.7 Percent in 2012: Apple and Samsung Increased Share to Control 52 Percent of Worldwide Smartphone Sales" Gartner 10:27 AM
  • "Samsung, Apple, Dominate 2012 Smartphone Sales" TheStreet 11:13 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Take Smartphone Lead Ahead of Huawei" PC Magazine 1:51 PM
  • "Jefferies: 'iPhone 5 Sales Are Decelerating Faster Than Expected'" Business Insider 11:12 AM
  • "Apple is killing it when it comes to mobile video" iDownload Blog 4:07 PM
  • "Apparently, Apple's iPad is king of Valentine's Day gifts, so skip the roses" Computerworld 8:45 AM
  • "Report: Smaller tablets eroding Apple's iPad market share" TG Daily 4:30 PM
  • "Android, Apple iOS flip consumer, corporate market share" ZDNet 10:22 AM
  • "Apple is Japan's top phone maker in 2012, says research firm: Counterpoint says Apple edged past domestic makers Sharp and Fujitsu last year, leading a foreign influx" IDG News Service 8:12 AM
  • "Apple in 2012 topped Japan's mobile phone market" iDownload Blog 9:14 AM
  • "Apple And Samsung Now Control 52 Percent Of Worldwide Smartphone Sales" Cult of Android 10:26 AM
  • "Home Depot pulls out of newly-named RIM, gets in bed with Apple" The Register 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Maps inaccuracies blamed for Australian bush fire troubles" The Inquirer 8:15 AM
  • "Perky smartphone figures can't stop droop of worldwide mobe sales: Total sales shrink 1.7% in 2012" The Register 8:19 AM
  • "Imation to shed Memorex as profits plunge" ["Imation Corp. plans to shed its Memorex and XtremeMac consumer electronics businesses in the first half of the year as the struggling data storage company wages another strategic makeover."] Minneapolis Star-Tribune 11:10 AM
  • "Siri-creator SRI has a new virtual assistant spinoff, this one focusing on the calendar" GigaOM 11:13 AM
  • "PadGadget's DIY Project Spotlight: Edible iPad For Valentine's Day" PadGadget 8:53 AM
  • "Jeff Weiner Just Gave Every LinkedIn Employee An iPad Mini" Houston Chronicle 8:42 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Logitech touts wider angles for video conferencing with new business webcam" ZDNet 11:38 AM
  • "Can You Feel Me Now? The Sensational Rise of Haptic Interfaces" Wired 11:35 AM
  • "White space spectrum chip approved for M2M use" V3 11:33 AM
  • "Opera plans switch to WebKit" TG Daily 11:29 AM
  • "Dropbox woos enterprise IT with new admin and security tools" InfoWorld 10:49 AM
  • "Meet the Chinese smartphones" Fortune 10:44 AM
  • "Google Play privacy slip-up sends app buyers' personal details to developers" ZDNet 11:38 AM
  • "The Google Guys grow up but not apart" Fortune 10:44 AM
  • "Mozilla delivers 'Metro' Firefox browser to testers" PCWorld 11:03 AM
  • "Spanish scientists develop more accurate sat-nav system" BBC 10:30 AM
  • "Adobe Adds Responsive Design Tool Edge Reflow To Creative Cloud, Updates To DreamWeaver, Edge Code And Animate" TechCrunch 11:25 AM
  • "Adobe releases patches for Flash Player and Shockwave Player: The new updates address 19 critical vulnerabilities" IDG News Service 11:05 AM
  • "A keyboard that rises up from flat touch screens" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Yahoo lambasted for using SiteBuilder with outdated Java" CSO 10:49 AM
  • "Yahoo's Mayer says mobile mail is broken" PCWorld 11:03 AM
  • "Bit by bit, Marissa Mayer's Yahoo strategy gets clearer" Fortune 10:45 AM
  • "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to cement Facebook ties while pushing mobile apps" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 9:50 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Macworld 2013 – Global Delight Makes iOS Videos Even More Fun With Game Your Video" MacVoicesTV 10:26 PM
  • "YML Archives for February 13th, 2013'" Your Mac Life 10:26 PM
  • "Interview: Soundfreaq On Apple + The Accessory Market" iLounge 11:14 AM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Mauz Turns Your iPhone Into a Customizable Mouse Device" MacVoicesTV 4:02 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Izik Gives Search A Whole New Look on the iPad" MacVoicesTV 1:39 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 – BusyCal's New Features Make It The Go-To Calendar for the Mac" MacVoicesTV 11:34 AM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba On Fission, Audio Hijack Pro and Mac Software Availability" MacVoicesTV 8:12 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple acknowledges iOS 6.1 Exchange bug and has identified a fix" ZDNet 10:36 PM
  • "Apple says a fix is coming for iOS 6.1 Exchange bug" The Verge 10:37 PM
  • "Apple Updates Processors & Prices of MacBook Pro with Retina Display" Apple 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Updates Processors & Prices of MacBook Pro With Retina Display" Business Wire 8:03 AM
  • "Apple cuts MacBook Pro Retina prices, bumps specs: The starting price of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display drops by $200 to $1,499. The MacBook Air sees a price drop, too." CNET News 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Drops 13-inch Model And SSD Upgrade Prices" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Apple updates and slashes prices of Retina MacBook Pros and MacBook Air" The Next Web 8:22 AM
  • "Apple lowers starting price on 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display laptops" ZDNet 10:22 AM
  • "Apple Planning March Special Event to Introduce Developer Tools for TV?" MacRumors 11:55 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple 'Television Event' In April, iPhone 6 In 2014" Apple Bitch 12:50 PM
  • "Apple TV SDK Coming in March Media Event" ResExcellence 12:50 PM
  • "Apple TV SDK coming out next month?" CNET News 8:23 PM
  • "Apple's 4.8-inch iPhone 6 won't launch till June 2014 due to screen yield issues" AppleInsider 11:45 AM
  • "Deja vu: Apple buyout rumors resurface, juicing shares of luxury TV-maker Loewe by 40%" AppleInsider 10:35 AM
  • "iOS devices hobble Exchange servers when they sync" PCWorld 4:30 PM
  • "Apple files patent for electronic device enclosure using sandwich construction" AppleDailyReport 8:22 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "MacBook Pro Firmware Update Fixes Battery Issues" FairerPlatform 7:53 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Fog of World For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:20 AM
  • "Badly Drawn Movies For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:20 AM
  • "fotogram For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:20 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM
  • "iPod Nano Prices -$47 To $220 ... The Best iPod Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:02 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:53 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "MacBook Pro with Retina Display vs. MacBook Air" Gizmag 10:37 PM
  • "Micron P400m Review (200GB)" AnandTech 8:52 AM
  • "Review: Cygnett WorkMate for iPhone 5 offers sleek, serious protection" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "i-MEGO Walker Junior Noise Canceling Headphones: Travelers Boon" The Mac Observer 1:39 PM
  • "Review: Exogear Exomount 2 Universal Car Mount" Run Around Tech 8:52 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps for Music Lovers" Stabley Times 8:08 PM
  • "Horizon Calendar Review" Mac|Life 1:02 PM
  • "Tempo for iPhone uses AI to fold maps, contacts, and files into your calendar" The Verge 10:36 AM
  • "Review: Tempo for iPhone – How smart does a calendar need to be?" 9 to 5 Mac 10:29 AM
  • "Mailbox App Review: Return to Sender" WirelessWeek 4:30 PM
  • "Happy Valentine's Day: Top Dating Apps For iPhone, iPad And Android – ReadWrite" ReadWrite 8:38 AM
  • "Winston For iPhone Reads Aloud Stories From News Sites & Social Media" AddictiveTips 8:48 AM
  • "Tangled FX Review: Keeping it simple, Tangled FX offers a variety of different filters to make those iOS photos look all the better." 148Apps 10:36 AM
  • "Qwiki Review: Qwiki is a new photography app for those that want to create videos from their still images. It's quick and easy to use, with some fun results." 148Apps 10:36 AM
  • "iPhone App Soups Up Camera" BYTE 10:21 AM
  • "Digs by Zillow Will Drive You Insane With Home Design Envy – iPad App Review" PadGadget 10:35 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To: Use Passbook Tweaks for Concert Tickets, Membership Cards, and Hiding Built-In Apps" 148Apps 8:47 AM
Tips
  • "Mastering The iPhone To Be A Better Lover: Cooking [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 4:01 PM
  • "Fix Auto-Brightness Issues On the iPhone and iPad by Recalibrating the Sensors" Lifehacker 10:36 AM
  • "How to Change Your iPhone's Wallpaper" Macinstruct 9:09 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Battle over Apple's cash hoard could spark shareholder suits across corporate America" Financial Post 8:44 PM
  • "Why Steve Jobs' Big Blunder Is Starting To Cost Apple" Seeking Alpha 8:43 PM
  • "How Apple Stores Beat Disney Parks" Mashable 8:43 PM
  • "Apple Needs to Acquire This Startup Before Google Does" The Motley Fool 8:42 PM
  • "More Evidence Apple Is Working on a Smartwatch Emerges" Wired 8:41 PM
  • "Why an Apple TV SDK Excited the Internet: No, the iTV isn't imminent. But third-party programmers are rightly excited at the prospect." Technology Review 8:41 PM
  • "Apps Coming To Apple TV Alongside iOS 7?" Apple'n'Apps 4:06 PM
  • "No Apple TV SDK event in March. Of course." iMore 4:02 PM
  • "A Patent Troll is Suing the Podcasting Community" Mac|Life 4:01 PM
  • "My Hardware Upgrade Quandary – MacBook, iPad, Or Both? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 11:53 AM
  • "Apple faces opportunity – and risks – with iPhone expansion" MarketWatch 11:44 AM
  • "Retina Macs Are the Future, Here's 'Proof" Tapscape 1:38 PM
  • "Is the Mac Pro still a viable platform for Apple? The Mac Pro (affectionately known as 'the cheese grater') hasn't received a major update in 2.5 years, and Thunderbolt expansion chassis technology could render the tower architecture extinct." ZDNet 11:38 AM
  • "'iPhablet' Delay May Hurt Apple's Plan To Combat Serious Slowdown In iPhone 5 Sales" BGR 11:15 AM
  • "When does a Mac become vintage?" Amsys 11:11 AM
  • "How I Fell Out Of Love With My iPhone And Fell In Love With The Nexus 4" Cult of Android 10:27 AM
  • "From iPhone To Mac, Convertro's Data Matches Where You See It To Where You Buy" Forbes 10:25 AM
  • "Apple TV: What It's Worth to Apple" TheStreet 10:19 AM
  • "Law & Apple: Hey Investor, Tim Cook Says Your Lawsuit is Just Silly" Mac|Life 4:01 PM
  • "The Problem With Tim Cook" Forbes 9:15 AM
  • "Even With A Price Cut, You Should Still Skip The 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro" Business Insider 8:55 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Cheaper iPhone? Maybe..." BYTE 8:48 AM
  • "Using the new 128GB iPad as my main computer – Day 2" iSource 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Could Destroy Microsoft's Xbox Business In The Blink Of An Eye If It Wants, Says Xbox Founder" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "Stupid, Stupid xBox!!" ["These are the 2 fronts Microsoft is going to lose on in the living room battle with Android & iOS. ... Apple is already a games competitor broadly, even if Apple-TV isn't yet a game platform or a console. Mobile generally and iPad specifically have grown the total hours of game play and grown the overall game market. ... Apple, if it chooses to do so, will simply kill Playstation, Wii-U and xBox by introducing an open 30%-cut app/game ecosystem for Apple-TV."]  iLike.code 8:43 AM
  • "The future of Apple product predictions" AppleTell 8:38 AM
  • "Greg's Bite: could Apple disrupt the solar panel market?" AppleDailyReport 8:22 AM
  • "How Many Crazy Profitable Legs Does Apple's Revenue Stool Need To Get Some Respect?" PixoBebo 7:44 AM
  • "'iWatch': Keeping it real" ZDNet 4:30 PM
  • "Apple's iWatch and the smartwatch trend: The iWatch reports ramp up, Under Armour unveils a fitness tracker, and Beats is working on its own music service." [Video Report] CNET News 4:11 PM
  • "Apple iWatch, Google Glass First Shots in New Clash of Tech Giants" Money Morning 3:56 PM
  • "What If An iWatch Replaced Most Of The iPhone's Functions?"  Forbes 11:12 AM
  • "'iWatch' reportedly one of several wearable experiments from Apple" Ars Technica 10:36 AM
  • "Apple iWatch: People are getting excited for all the wrong reasons" BGR 10:29 AM
  • "What Is Next For Apple After It Conquers 'The Mother Of All Markets?' TV? Or Watches?" Mac 360 10:25 AM
  • "Apple 'has team of 100 engineers working on iWatch'" ZDNet 10:22 AM
  • "Is Apple Set To Acquire Pebble To Create Their Own Watch?" App Advice 9:14 AM
  • "Report: Apple May Have Over 100 Staff Working on Smartwatch" PC Magazine 9:14 AM
  • "Apple watch has 100-strong design team, fresh rumour says" Crave @ CNET 8:13 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Smart Watch Development Is Real" AppleBitch 7:44 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The six myths of cloud" ZDNet 11:38 AM
  • "HP Envy 23-060qd TouchSmart" Wired 11:35 AM
  • "Yes, Intel inside your TV could be cool but..." TG Daily 11:27 AM
  • "Ultimate Google toolbox: 20 tips, tricks, and hacks" PCWorld 11:03 AM
  • "Facebook Graph Search: One Group's Early Lessons" InformationWeek 10:47 AM
  • "Valentine's Day Tech Gifts Under $50" PC Magazine 11:01 AM
  • "'Guys Who are Into Gaming are Not Necessarily Watching Television'" Forbes 10:43 AM
  • "London Calling: The best-connected chip executive/Is Young Sohn of Samsung Electronics the best connected executive in semiconductors?" EE Times 10:41 AM
  • "Global mobile phone sales decline for first time since 2009" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:55 AM
  • "Mobile phone sales fell in 2012, suggests study" BBC 10:29 AM
  • "Cell phone sales dip globally, Gartner says" CNET News 10:14 AM
  • "Enterprise Software's Next Generation" Forbes 10:03 AM
  • "Camera megapixels: Why more isn't always better (Smartphones Unlocked)/A 16-megapixel smartphone camera sounds great, but an 8-megapixel shooter could still produce better pics." CNET 8:20 AM
  • "Surface Pro as a gaming rig? It's ready and able" CNET News 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro Teardown Reveals It's Less Repairable Than Apple's iPad" TechCrunch 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro Teardown" iFixit 7:54 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The iPad App That's Changing Fashion Week" Mashable 10:36 PM
  • "Now There's An App That Will Help Get Your Dogs In Shape" Forbes 4:08 PM
  • "Seas0nPass jailbreak tool updated for Apple TV 5.2" iDownload Blog 1:51 PM
  • "Autodesk Releases 123D Creature, A Tool To Design, Paint, And Print Your Own 3D Monsters" TechCrunch 1:50 PM
  • "Turn your iPhone into a Peter Frampton-style talkbox" CNET News 11:53 AM
  • "Slacker Radio releases major UI update for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry 10" ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "i-FlashDrive HD Is An Any-File Thumb-Drive For Your iDevice" Cult of Mac 11:12 AM
  • "Today Weather 1.2 Goes Universal" MacStories 10:36 AM
  • "Real Racing 3 is Now Available on International App Stores" iClarified 10:35 AM
  • "Wacky App Wednesday: Bring Valentine's Day to Any Photo with Cupid Booth" PadGadget 10:35 AM
  • "Lexx Wallet Sticks Cards To The Back Of Your iPhone" Cult of Mac 10:26 AM
  • "Wahoo's new RFLKT is a second screen, iPhone bike computer" GigaOM 10:24 AM
  • "Sonnet's High-Performance 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express® 2.5-Inch SSD Cards Now Support Booting in Mac Pro®" Sonnet Technologies 10:20 AM
  • "A&E brings full-length episodes to iPhone: for free: As with the iPad version, full episodes of some of the network's top shows are available to stream to the iPhone." CNET News 10:19 AM
  • "Cloudier: This simple CloudApp client for iPhone makes mobile file sharing effortless" The Next Web 8:53 AM
  • "It's Not TV, It's Apple TV: HBO Go For iOS Finally Updated With AirPlay Support" App Advice 8:38 AM
  • "Epson Joins EPEAT Rating System: Multifunction and Large Format Printers Included" eXtensions 8:20 AM
  • "EA Announces Tetris Blitz for Apple and Android Devices" Business Wire 8:06 AM
  • "Australian Studio Launches New Online Storytelling Experience for iPad" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Improve your French with Livres Audio for Students and Native Speakers" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Disco Ride-Gangnam Style rejected 3 times, Finally got approved by Apple" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Todzilla - Toys For Toddlers to Experience Realism, Interact and Learn" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "New wine magazine launched for wine lovers, by wine lovers" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "CraveMate Helps iPhone Users Gain Control of Junk Food Cravings" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Byte By Byte LLC Releases Furious Ferglings" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Announcing the Newest Pets+ App for iPhone" prMac 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Pressed to Sweeten LBO as T. Rowe Joins Opposition" Bloomberg 9:57 AM
  • "Dell: Drumbeat Grows For Higher Bid; Topeka Target $16" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Michael Dell Faces Increased Resistance to Buyout" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "What history says about Dell's LBO" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Dell's Future: 3 Wild Cards CIOs Should Understand" InformationWeek 10:19 AM
  • "Oracle contests Google's 'fair use' of Java code in appeal: Oracle contests a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California" IDG News Service 10:37 AM
  • "Oracle: The judge was wrong in our case with Google" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Oracle Appeals Google Verdict, Fights 'Software Exceptionalism'" InformationWeek 4:10 PM
  • "Oracle faces 'dilemma' with its Fusion Applications: Two-thirds of Oracle customers have no plans to implement Fusion Apps, so Oracle's challenge is to spark greater adoption without riling customers of older releases" IDG News Service 10:50 AM
  • "No 'Plan B' for Microsoft's mobile ambitions: CFO" Reuters 8:30 PM
  • "Microsoft closing in on 'write once, run anywhere,' says CFO" CNET News 8:24 PM
  • "Surface Pro knocked for low repairability by iFixit" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "iFixit's Surface Pro teardown shows repairs won't be easy" PCWorld 11:04 AM
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  • "Yahoo's Marissa Mayer: Partnership with Microsoft isn't delivering" ZDNet 11:38 AM
  • "Yahoo boss pans Microsoft search deal" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:46 AM
  • "Microsoft! Bing! must! make! Yahoo! more! money! moans! Mayer!" The Register 11:31 AM
  • "Amid the patent wars, a powerful pact of non-aggression: The expanding reach of the IBM-supported Open Invention Network reflects the pervasiveness of the Linux operating system." Fortune 10:02 AM
  • "HP To Adopt Android For Upcoming Mobile Devices" ReadWrite 4:04 PM
  • "HP is building Android tablets, and maybe a smartphone" The Verge 4:04 PM
  • "HP to make Android tablets, report says" CNET News 8:25 PM
  • "Intel Said to Hire Spencer Stuart to Seek Otellini Successor" Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "Intel Reportedly Hires Spencer Stuart; Next CEO From Outside?" Forbes 10:00 AM
  • "Intel Planning to Offer Internet Television Service" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:00 AM
  • "Intel Beats Apple's iTV To The Punch" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "Intel's new TV box to point creepy spy camera at YOUR FACE" The Register 11:31 AM
  • "Intel serves flashy speed to penguins after eating Nevex's cache: Intel has launched its Cache Acceleration Software (CAS), the renamed Nevex CacheWorks software, integrating it with its DC S3700 SSD and and 910 Series server flash card." The Register 11:30 AM
  • "Cisco Beats Expectations in Second Fiscal Quarter" AllThingsD 4:07 PM
  • "Cisco's Profit Rises 44%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Cisco Profits Rise 44%, Exceeding Expectations" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Cisco's fiscal 2Q earnings rise above Street views" Associated Press 4:27 PM
  • "Cisco revenue and earnings beat Wall Street estimates" Reuters 4:11 PM
  • "Cisco's earnings guidance in line with forecasts" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Cisco report on tap following big run-up: Network giant's shares have surged, despite modest growth views" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Cisco Growth Opportunities Are Challenged: Marshall" [Video Report] Bloomberg 11:45 AM
  • "Obama Announces Plan to Shore Up U.S. Cyber Defenses: President uses State of the Union address to launch effort to protect infrastructure against a 'growing threat.'" Technology Review 11:23 AM
  • "Obama issues cybersecurity order as Congress revives Cispa" BBC 10:29 AM
  • "Obama signs cybersecurity order: The executive order asks agencies to explore whether they can require companies to adopt security standards" IDG News Service 11:05 AM
  • "Obama cybersecurity order calls for sharing of threat data: Additional laws coming" Techworld 11:26 AM
  • "Obama's Cybersecurity Order Aims for a Restart With Congress" AllThingsD 9:49 AM
  • "White House Cybersecurity Executive Order: What It Means" InformationWeek 10:19 AM
  • "Obama cybersecurity order lacks bite, security experts say: Scaled back order a good start, but comprehensive bipartisan legislation is essential to prevent cyberattacks" Computerworld 10:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Is Apple Stock Falling Down?" Forbes 11:39 AM
  • "David Einhorn Has A Point: Show Us The Money, Apple" The Motley Fool 10:24 AM
  • "Why Apple Should Use Debt to Finance a Larger Buyback" The Motley Fool 10:19 AM
  • "Wall Street is betting that Apple's earnings will shrink 4%" Fortune 8:13 AM
  • "Apple at Cheapest Since 2000 Signals Buy to Gamco, Thornburg" Bloomberg 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's Path Back To $600: Tougher, But Still Doable" Seeking Alpha 8:02 AM
  • "You Think Apple's Swoon is Epic?" YCharts 10:30 AM
  • "Tim Cook's Prozac: The Apple Store in three charts" Fortune 8:13 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks notch modest gains/SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Asia stocks edged higher Thursday, as investors grappled with earnings, an unexpectedly weak reading on the Japanese economy, and some deal-making news in Australia." MarketWatch 8:04 PM
  • "Groupon, Amazon, Netflix pace tech gains" MarketWatch 8:03 PM
  • "U.S. stocks finish higher; Dow stalls" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Rise as Investors Weigh Data, Speech" Bloomberg 8:03 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed, Dow Ends Below 14,000; BBY Falls" CNBC 4:28 PM
  • "Stocks Close Mixed as GE, Comcast Shares Jump" TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks lose traction with peak still in sight" CNNMoney 4:14 PM
  • "Wall Street Surrenders its Gains" FOXBusiness 11:40 AM
  • "Big Mac Attack Crimps Investor Risk Appetite" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:04 PM
  • "Dow record in sight: With the Dow near an all-time high, investors head into Wednesday looking at economic data and the latest round of corporate earnings." CNNMoney 9:38 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise after Europe, U.S. data" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "European Shares Closes Higher, FTSE at 5-Year Peak" CNBC 11:41 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:05 PM
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