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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "The Fall TV Lineup May Include Apple Dominating Gaming"  TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Where does Apple's future lie?" Neowin 9:13 AM
  • "Apple responds to Greenlight's 'Attempt to interfere': Filed a 21-page document with the courts outlining why it thinks that the Greenlight Capital lawsuit shouldn't be given the time of day" Macworld UK 8:02 AM
  • "Apple-Samsung Judge Says She May Put Patent Case on Hold" Bloomberg 8:58 AM
  • "Apple thinks your naked wrist needs an iWatch: A voice-activated command-and-control center for the quantified self? Get in line now for your iWatch" Salon 8:13 AM
  • "Supply chain visualization shows how Apple spans — and impacts — the globe" AppleInsider 6:25 PM
  • "Photoshop 1.0 source code now a museum artifact" CNET News 7:51 AM
  • "Is the Chinese Government exploiting a hole in Office for Mac? Chinese authorities may be exploiting a security hole in Microsoft Office for Mac to target the Uyghur people" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Apple seeds eleventh OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 beta to developers" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Happy Eleventh Seed: OS X 10.8.3 12D68 Arrives" FairerPlatform 7:47 AM
  • "I need to retrieve data (mostly legacy-format Word documents) from a 16-year-old Power Macintosh. I am having trouble coming up with a strategy to do this." MacInTouch 11:39 AM
  • "Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery" PC Magazine 10:44 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Email Pro for Gmail brings email seamlessly to your desktop" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "How to Give Your Mac a Performance Boost" Mactuts+ 8:29 AM
  • "MacMost Now 827: Using TinkerTool To Customize Your Mac" MacMost 7:44 AM
  • "What the hell is WebKit anyway? An all-purpose guide" memeburn 8:09 AM
  • "What's Old Is New Again: How To Get The Yellow Pages To Work On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 7:45 AM
  • "4 Reasons To Love The Free Mac App That Brings The Stock Market To Your Menubar Or Desktop" Mac 360 7:45 AM
  • "Because You Can Never Have Enough Wi-Fi, There's A Free WiFi Signal Troubleshoot App" NoodleMac 7:45 AM
  • "Just In Time For Tax Season Is The One Stop App To Manage All Your Receipts In A Digital Box" Mac 360 7:45 AM
  • "Try The Free Mac App That Finds Files Faster And Is More Fun Than Spotlight" TeraTalks 7:45 AM
  • "Here's A 99-cent Mac App You Don't Need, Won't Use, It's Still Fun To Use, And Is Very Special Where I Live" McSolo 7:45 AM
  • "Why Mozilla Matters And Won't Switch To WebKit" TechCrunch 1:41 PM
Press Releases
  • "Photo Sense Lite For Mac – Easy Photo Enhancement Software Now Free" MacPrices 12:04 PM
  • "Opera acquires Skyfire Labs for its speedy mobile technology" IDG News Service 9:35 AM
  • "Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Coming To Macs February 22" Inside Mac Games 9:34 AM
  • "Knights And Merchants: Shattered Kingdom Now At MGS" Inside Mac Games 9:34 AM
  • "Kerbal Space Program Mac OS X demo and trailer released" Macworld UK 9:14 AM
  • "Stalin Kay releases Sounds 1.0 for Mac OS X" prMac 7:59 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Jonathan Ive gets gold Blue Peter badge: The BBC's Blue Peter programme has honoured Apple's design chief Sir Jonathan Ive with its highest accolade - the gold Blue Peter badge."  BBC 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive gets gold Blue Peter badge" Telegraph 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive receives the greatest accolade in UK children's TV: A golden Blue Peter badge" The Next Web 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's Sir Ive honored with BBC kids TV's greatest honor, the gold Blue Peter badge (Video)" Engadget 9:49 AM
  • "Microsoft: Office On iOS Could Offer $2.5B In Revenue"  Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Could Make Billions From Office for iPad"  AllThingsD 7:49 AM
  • "Samsung starting to catch up to Apple on the mobile web as iPhone traffic share drops" VentureBeat 12:29 PM
  • "Android and iOS have a duopoly in the smartphone marketplace." Digital Trends 2:19 PM
  • "Apple tech Found On Android: Passbook gets pay-by-bonk/While Apple and its Android rivals fight like cat and dog over smartphones, one piece of mobile technology from the iPhone maker has wound up on Google-powered devices." The Register 7:50 AM
  • "Kiwi cops to buy 6,500 iPhones, 3,900 iPads: Smartphones and fondleslabs will do the work of 345 officers" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Staples Likely To Begin Selling Apple Products In Canada And US Soon" App Advice 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Products May Finally Go On Sale at Staples Stores in US" Mashable 9:35 AM
  • "Cider store The Apple Shop forced to change name after numerous calls from disgruntled iPhone and iPad owners" Digital Trends 8:20 AM
  • "Apple store forced to change its name" CNET News 12:42 PM
  • "Apple Customers Push Cider-Selling 'Apple Shop' to Change Name" The Mac Observer 2:07 PM
  • "Australia Is Killing 1,300 iMac G4s After They Lasted A Full Decade" Cult of Mac 12:55 PM
  • "Ousted Apple retail boss John Browett becomes chief executive at Monsoon Accessorize" Macworld UK 8:02 AM
  • "Former Apple Executive Browett Joins Fashion Chain Monsoon" Bloomberg 8:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Preparing for War, Valve Launches Steam for Linux" Wired 12:20 PM
  • "Archos unveils 116 Platinum Android tablet with 11.6-inch IPS display for $349" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Control your office door lock from cloud, smartphone" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Finally, a Trash Can on Wheels That Automatically Catches Your Trash" Techland 11:39 AM
  • "Firm moves to trademark 'Python' name out from under the language: Open-sourcers struggle against hostile snake snatch" The Register 11:38 AM
  • "Two Linux tablet projects take a step forward: As the PengPod line begins shipping, the KDE-powered 'Vivaldi' tablet sets a May target." PCWorld 11:15 AM
  • "Take your smartphone to lunch and let it pay for you" TechHive 11:10 AM
  • "Google CFO: We want to fix 'broken' world" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Google Play shares too much personal info, app developer says" CSO 11:13 AM
  • "Google careless with Android app users' privacy, critics charge" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:48 AM
  • "Buffalo sets Feb. launch date for 'world's fastest' external PC hard drive" IDG News Service 10:38 AM
  • "Steam lands on Linux, revving up for a living room battle" PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Valve opens Linux video game store" BBC 10:29 AM
  • "Amazon Takes Redshift, Its Cloud-Based Data Warehouse Killer, Global" TechCrunch 11:31 AM
  • "Amazon's cloud-based data warehouse Redshift becomes generally available: The data warehouse service costs from US$0.85 per hour on-demand" IDG News Service 11:14 AM
  • "HTC Flagship Smartphone Details, Images Leaked" InformationWeek 10:21 AM
  • "Facebook highlights privacy protection for minors on Graph Search" CNN 10:35 AM
  • "Facebook lets users promote friends' posts" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 10:00 AM
  • "How Nest's Control Freaks Reinvented the Thermostat: Two men who created the iPod and iPhone founded Nest and injected new technology into the humble thermostat. Now they have their sights on the rest of your house."  Technology Review 7:55 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Adam Engst, of TidBITS and Take Control Books, and Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted and AppleInsider, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 12:31 PM
  • "iWatch Fever: Why This Round Of Rumors Might Actually Be True On The CultCast" Cult of Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Macworld 2013 – BigDay Helps You Give and Get The Gifts You Really Want On Special Occasions" MacVoicesTV 4:02 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Dolly Drive Expands Into Dolly Space, on MacVoices" MacVoicesTV 8:56 AM
  • "Macworld 2013 – EuroSmartz' WritePDF Merges Multiple Document Formats Into PDF" MacVoicesTV 7:44 AM
  • "Piper Jaffray says Apple media event still likely by April, sees 'new iPad body styles'" AppleInsider 8:16 AM
  • "Apple may update iPad design this spring, Munster says: Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple will redesign the larger iPad to make its body similar to the iPad Mini. But he doesn't expect any major products this spring." CNET News 11:31 AM
  • "New Apple updates likely in spring: Piper Jaffray" MarketWatch 8:15 AM
  • "Apple event 'likely' in March or April for iPad, analyst says" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:05 AM
  • "Apple to release iOS 6.1.2 to address passcode vulnerability by February 20 -report" AppleInsider 9:13 AM
  • "iOS 6.1.2 to Address Exchange and Passcode Bugs Reportedly Coming Early Next Week" MacRumors 12:06 PM
  • "iOS 6.1.2: Will Fix Exchange, Lockscreen Issues" Tapscape 12:05 PM
  • "Apple To Reportedly Fix Lockscreen Exploit Next Week With iOS 6.1.2" Macgasm 7:29 PM
  • "iOS 6 bug lets institutional users bypass 'Don't Allow Changes' account restriction, install unapproved apps" 9 to 5 Mac 9:16 AM
  • "iOS 6.x hack allows personal data export, free calls" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "iOS 6.1.1 causes battery drain, say some iPhone 4S users" CNET News 7:51 AM
  • "Beware: Apple's iOS 6.1 lockscreen is pretty easy to bypass." Digital Trends 9:49 AM
  • "It's easy to bypass Apple's iOS 6.1 passcode" The Inquirer 7:53 AM
  • "Apple looking for managers to lead 'high-priority' next-generation Apple TV feature development" 9 to 5 Mac 12:54 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple Looking To Bring Full USB 3.0 Support To iOS Devices" AppleBitch 8:16 AM
  • "How Fixable Is That New Gadget? [Chart] ReadWrite 8:29 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves categorizing digital media based on media characteristics" AppleDailyReport 8:45 AM
  • "Apple eyeing a mouse with improved input mechanisms using touch sensors" AppleDailyReport 8:40 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "ShaqDown For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:18 AM
  • "Nitro Chimp For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:18 AM
  • "Air Jump For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:18 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:12 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:12 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:12 AM
  • "Exclusive: Lowest prices anywhere on over a dozen MacBook Pro Retina configurations" AppleInsider 11:27 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices -$680 To $1,599 -Best Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:56 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices -15 Inch Models -$1,229 to $3,049 -Best Deals, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 11:26 AM

  • "Tiny Steve Jobs: The Review" Gizmodo 12:43 PM
  • "Review: LaCie's Latest, Faster Thunderbolt and USB3 Notebook Storage Devices" Bare Feats 10:20 AM
  • "DODOcase HARDcover classic for iPad Mini - Blue" Run Around Tech 12:29 PM
  • "You may Rocksteady all night long with this wireless speaker" AppleDailyReport 8:40 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "TuneIn Radio for iOS review: TuneIn isn't perfect, but it's pretty close" CNET Reviews 3:26 PM
  • "Fooducate review: Best food rating app for iPhone" iMore 3:25 PM
  • "Kindle App Vs. iBooks. (Spoiler: They're Virtually Identical Now!) [Feature] Cult of Mac 11:28 AM
  • "Haze for iOS launches, clears the visual clutter of weather apps (hands-on) Mobile" Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "Haze for iPhone is a fun and attractive way to check the weather: Another entrant tries its hand at replacing the age-old Weather app on your iPhone" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "This Is Just What The World Needs. Yet Another Free Photo App For The iPhone (get it anyway)" Mac 360 7:45 AM
  • "Tech Minute: Apps to reduce paper waste" [Video Report] CNET News 3:57 PM
  • "Appidemic: Cordy 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:23 AM
  • "Appidemic: Pixel People for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:23 AM
  • "Review: 'Dragon' Up for iPhone is disgustingly good" Digital Trends 9:34 AM
  • "'QuestLord' Review - A Newbie Friendly First-person Adventure" Touch Arcade 8:31 AM
  • "How to Connect an iPad to a Wi-Fi Network" Macinstruct 10:20 AM
  • "Know Who is Calling Even if iPhone is Silent with Custom Vibration Alerts" OS X Daily 12:57 PM
  • "Low Latency No. 51: Smartwatch epiphany" CNET News [cartoon] 10:48 AM
  • "More than five family devices sharing a single iTunes account Article" iLounge 10:42 AM
  • "Added features when using Stocks app in landscape mode" Mac OS X Hints 9:49 AM
  • "Now we know why Apple was leaking stupid iWatch rumors: Samsung's releasing one" VentureBeat 8:10 PM
  • "Institutional Selling Demonstrates Depth of $AAPL Ignorance" The Mac Observer 7:07 PM
  • "Rumored HTC handset looks even more like an iPhone 5 in leaked photo" AppleInsider 6:25 PM
  • "Always Beaten: In thinking about the latest round of rumors of another company supposedly 'beating' Apple to a market in which Apple hasn't entered yet, I remembered how this sort of scenario happened many times in the past. I wanted to understand if 'beating to the punch' is really the parameter we should be looking at." MacStories 4:22 PM
  • "Apple Analysts: An Unfortunate Rumor Mill Love Story" MacTrast 3:27 PM
  • "How a Fake Story About Apple's Fake Jobs Turned into the Truth" The Atlantic Wire 3:25 PM
  • "Does Apple Pay Enough Attention To Security? Maybe Not" Forbes 2:19 PM
  • "Apple Stores are prospering, but the SVP of Retail slot seems to be a tough sell" GigaOM 1:41 PM
  • "Flaws in iOS 6.1 May Bruise Apple's Business Appeal" MacNewsWorld 10:49 AM
  • "Apple iWatch Vs. Smartwatches Past And Present" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 10:57 AM
  • "Apple's Next Great Thing(s) Will Revolutionize TV And Watches (but it won't happen overnight)" Mac 360 10:40 AM
  • "Rumor: Samsung plans Apple 'iWatch' competition" Computerworld 9:28 AM
  • "Opinion: Focusing On Daily Apple Rumors Is A Dangerous Game, But A Popular One" App Advice 9:13 AM
  • "TLDR: iMac vs MacBook?" [Video Report] blip 8:30 AM
  • "Forget Skeuomorphism: The (Digital) World Is Geting Flatter" ReadWrite 8:29 AM
  • "How Lightning Tightens Apple's Control Over Accessories" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:26 AM
  • "Does Apple really assign engineers to 'fake' projects as a loyalty test? How an Apple rumor became instant 'fact.'"  Ars Technica 8:18 AM
  • "Apple TV and the future of gaming" iMore 8:26 AM
  • "Third party apps may finally land on the Apple TV this fall" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple TV To Spearhead A Major Push Into Television Apps And Games" AppleBitch 8:12 AM
  • "If This New iPhone Report Is True, Apple May Be Hosed"  Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "Apple: At Least Tim Cook Doesn't React Like Hysterical Media Members" TheStreet 8:30 AM
  • "CEO Tim Cook: Apple retail stores are 'like Prozac' to me" The Register 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's Rumored IWatch: Potential Disruption Or High Priced Accessory?" Tech-Thoughts 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft doesn't want to take billions from Office for iPad?" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "From Mac To iPhone To iPad To Apps: How Apple Is Crushing Microsoft To Oblivion" PixoBebo 7:45 AM
  • "WebOS Dies Again" OStatic 4:22 PM
  • "Contracts? We don't need no stinking contracts!" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Linux trailed Windows in patching zero-days in 2012, report says" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Top 10 security tips to protect your firm from cyber woes" V3 11:42 AM
  • "Q&A: How safe is private browsing?" USA Today 11:40 AM
  • "The 5 biggest tech myths" USA Today 11:40 AM
  • "What is Samsung's Galaxy Altius?" TG Daily 11:36 AM
  • "Peak Gmail: Too Many Messages, Not Enough Space, And, Finally, A Way Out" TechCrunch 11:32 AM
  • "Google Rated The Best Place To Intern In 2013, Followed By Qualcomm, Microsoft, Intel And Cisco" TechCrunch 11:32 AM
  • "DIY Cloud: Choosing your own virtual machine image sizes/Why settle for off-the-shelf virtual machine image sizes when you can customize them?" Network World 11:15 AM
  • "14 Tips for Selling Software and Services Online" CIO 11:13 AM
  • "Why You Shouldn't Care About Android 4.2.2" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "10 Samsung Galaxy S III Tips and Tricks" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "Facebook's latest revenue trick: Pay to promote friends' posts" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:02 AM
  • "What you can learn from the monster LibreOffice project" InfoWorld 10:51 AM
  • "The top 15 cities for tech startups: If you're considering working for a tech startup or launching one of your own and need to know where the venture capital is flowing, one of these cities may soon be the place you call home" CIO 10:51 AM
  • "B is for browser: An homage to 12 Web greats/In honor of Mosaic's 20th birthday, join us for an alphabetical appreciation of 12 of history's great windows on the Web." [Slideshow] Computerworld 10:37 AM
  • "Did screenshots of a Samsung Altius smartwatch leak?" CNET News 10:18 AM
  • "Common afflictions of kitchen appliances." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:45 AM
  • "Adobe Comeuppance: Game, Set, Match!" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 7:44 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Spin2 Is The World's First MIDI DJ Controller Designed For Djay In The App Store" Cult of Mac 3:53 PM
  • "Opera Eyes Speedier Mobile Web With Skyfire Acquisition" PC Magazine 12:55 PM
  • "Go paperless or die trying! 15 tablet apps for ditching dead trees" [Slideshow] PCWorld 11:26 AM
  • "Friday Poll: Would you buy an Apple iWatch?" CNET News 8:31 AM
  • "Official Android & iOS Apps Of Cloud Storage Service Klink Released" AddictiveTips 8:30 AM
  • "Scosche launches new Lighting chargers, New Zealand police get iPhones, Apple launches shorter Lighting cable" iPhone Buzz 8:29 AM
  • "Love Mac Games? Get Up To 75% Off A Ton Of Them This Valentine's Day Weekend" Cult of Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Haze Is a Gesture Friendly, Visually Rich Weather App for iPhone that Doesn't Skimp on Features" Lifehacker 8:25 AM
  • "It's A Good Day to Die Hard with your iPhone" AppleTell 8:22 AM
  • "Dropbox for iOS gets better support for PDFs and push notifications for shared folders" The Next Web 8:08 AM
  • "Bump app now allows transfers of any file between phone and computer" Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "[oOo] brings physics fun to iOS" prMac 3:25 PM
  • "AstralPad launches new iPad app for multitasking on Office Documents" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Hidden Creek Software Releases Graycode iPhone/iPad App" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "RV AppStudios Releases New Game Bloody Monsters For iPhone and Android" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Mobile Igromatic Offers Innovative Child Protection Option in New App" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Kitten Calculator HD - The kitten with the highest IQ is Free" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "I AM FASHION for iOS - Mesmerize the Fashion World with your Style" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Horizon Calendar for iOS integrates the weather with your calendar" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Dingtone Disrupts Telco Industry with New iOS App" prMac 7:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Can Dell Quell Shareholder Deal Dissent?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:04 AM
  • "Cramer: The Year of the Deal Marches Forth" TheStreet 9:49 AM
  • "Chubby Checker Sues HP" TheStreet 9:49 AM
  • "Chubby Checker sues HP over penis app" BBC 10:29 AM
  • "With Microsoft as tablet rival, will HP go Android? Hewlett-Packard has a lot of reasons to go Android. Microsoft is one of them." CNET News 10:44 PM
  • "A new kerfuffle behind Microsoft's anti-Google campaign" Fortune 10:09 AM
  • "Office 2013 retail licensing change ties suite to specific PC forever: 'If your computer dies, so does your Office license,' says licensing guru; move seen as prod to adopt subscription-based Office 365" Computerworld 10:37 AM
  • "Office 365 subscription price needs relook" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "Windows 8 book authors dish on Windows 8: 14 top-selling writers who dug deep into Windows offer a range of perspectives that show how controversial the new OS is" InfoWorld 10:51 AM
  • "Support deadline looms for original Windows 7 release" V3 11:42 AM
  • "Ready or not: Microsoft preps early delivery of IE10 for Windows 7" The Register 11:38 AM
  • "Microsoft fine-tunes shift from Messenger to Skype: The company is forging ahead in moving its Messenger user base to Skype. Here's the updated timeline for its aggressive plan." CNET News 10:18 AM
  • "Windows Live Messenger Will Be 'Upgraded' To Skype Starting On April 8" TechCrunch 11:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Messenger users to be moved to Skype from April" V3 11:42 AM
  • "Skype Begins Testing Video Messaging Feature" AllThingsD 10:11 AM
  • "Skype rolls out video messaging beta" CNET 10:18 AM
  • "Xbox 360 again the most popular console among U.S. gamers" CNET News 10:17 AM
  • "Intel research improves moisture-tracking in PCBs" EE Times 10:42 AM
  • "May Itanium Rest in Peace, Almost: Intel won't be using its newer manufacturing process for the next—and possibly the last—iteration of the Itanium, and it's really a shame." PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "AMD appoints new Asia-Pacific head" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "AMD to release new Radeon HD 8000 graphics cards in 2013" Computerworld 10:48 PM
  • "Cisco Won't Spend Money In The US Until The Tax Code Is Changed" Business Insider 11:57 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Price Target Increased to $25.00 by Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus (CSCO)" Jags Report 10:47 PM
  • "Oracle Slams Forrester 'Fusion Dilemma' Report" InformationWeek 3:58 PM
  • "Broadband Speed as Promised: American Internet users generally receive the download speeds that companies advertise, with fiber and satellite connections frequently outperforming expectations, according to a new report from the Federal Communications Commission." [Paid Membership Required] 9:52 AM
  • "Internet providers maintain speeds as users upgrade: Internet service providers are doing a good job of matching advertised broadband speeds. Consumers are responding by upping their service, an FCC report says." USA Today 11:40 AM
  • "Businesses Weigh In as Congress Reboots Cybersecurity Issue" E-Commerce Times 10:42 AM
  • "Why Obama's Cyber Defense Order Won't Amount to Much: The president's executive order falls short of meeting the severity of the cyberattack threat." Technology Review 11:34 AM
  • "Certificate authorities band together to boost security" CSO 11:14 AM
  • "Scientists invent a self-repairing computer that will never crash" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 10:01 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple bruised as Dan Loeb dumps $375m stake" The Telegraph 12:18 PM
  • "Look who dumped Apple in Q4: SEC filings show institutions selling Apple shares by the millions" Fortune 7:53 AM
  • "Apple stock drop blamed on huge hedge funds" CNET News 8:29 AM
  • "Einhorn, Soros increase stakes in Apple" MarketWatch 10:16 AM
  • "Mass AAPL sell off by four hedge funds caused Apple stock price to plummet: Four of the biggest hedge funds dumped Apple 796,000 shares in fourth quarter of 2012, wiping" Macworld UK 8:02 AM
  • "Einhorn raised Apple stake by nearly 50%" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:57 AM
  • "Apple Stock Sold by Mindich, Rosenstein in Fourth Quarter" Bloomberg 10:43 AM
  • "Apple Is Almost Certainly Undervalued At Current Levels" Seeking Alpha 7:49 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple turns lower; Facebook, Agilent fall: Einhorn, Soros add to Apple holdings; LogMeIn crashes on forecast" MarketWatch 11:53 AM
  • "S&P 500 up for 7th week; Dow down for 2nd: S&P 500 is up over 6% this year; some fear a correction is coming" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Wal-Mart Tumbles Amid Economic Data" Bloomberg 3:22 PM
  • "Wal-Mart Worries Hit Wall Street" FOXBusiness 3:22 PM
  • "Stocks Mixed; Wal-Mart Tumbles, Burger King Jumps" TheStreet 4:23 PM
  • "S&P 500 rises for 7th week in a row" CNNMoney 4:23 PM
  • "Most Stocks Decline: Stocks edged mostly lower as declines in Wal-Mart Stores WMT -2.15% and the energy sector offset firm readings on consumer confidence and New York manufacturing." [Paid Membership Required] 4:23 PM
  • "Stocks subdued after recent gains: A handful of new economic reports are on tap Friday, along with corporate results from the tail end of earnings season." CNNMoney 9:44 AM
  • "U.K. stocks waver; retail sales show surprise drop" MarketWatch 9:57 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks tumble on yen strength before G-20" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks slip with G-20 meeting in focus" MarketWatch 11:54 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:30 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 10:43 PM
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