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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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  • "Will Apple's plans for an iWatch herald a new era of wearable tech? Apple and Google are just two of the giants working on gadgets that were once the realm of sci-fi – but that also push the frontiers of the privacy debate" The Observer 7:17 PM
  • "Apple Accused by Greenlight of Breaking Law by Bundling"  Bloomberg 8:55 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Identify Allegedly Infringing Products" Bloomberg 8:29 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung identify all infringing devices in Galaxy Nexus patent case"  AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Will Apple envy wreck Samsung? Samsung wants to be like Apple. But to do that, it needs to dump Android: and that's not a good idea."  Computerworld 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Beware, Samsung Plans Smartwatch Too: Mere days after reports surface about an Apple-made smartwatch, leaked screenshots purport to reveal what Samsung's smartwatch will look like." InformationWeek 9:12 AM
  • "Future PCs threat to Apple? Yes, says Citibank analyst: New hybrid laptop-tablet devices based on Intel's fast but power efficient Haswell chip may threaten Apple's tablet dominance, says a Citibank analyst." CNET News 2:10 PM
  • "Apple's Not a Hardware Company" TheStreet 8:20 AM
  • "Apple seeking new blood to lead 'High Priority' next gen Apple TV development" iMore 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Hires Engineers to Bring 'Next-Generation Features' to Apple TV." X-bit labs 8:20 AM
  • "The Fall TV Lineup May Include Apple Dominating Gaming"  TechCrunch 2/15
  • "Where does Apple's future lie?" Neowin 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Apple-Samsung Judge Says She May Put Patent Case on Hold" Bloomberg 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Supply chain visualization shows how Apple spans — and impacts — the globe" AppleInsider 2/15
  • "Skype Video Messages absent from Windows platforms until end of April: iOS, Android and Mac apps given priority" TechRadar UK 12:02 PM
  • "Photoshop 1.0 source code now a museum artifact" CNET News 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Apple seeds eleventh OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 beta to developers" Macworld UK 2/15
  • "Happy Eleventh Seed: OS X 10.8.3 12D68 Arrives" FairerPlatform 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "iTunes Library Locations & How To Quickly Find iTunes Songs on a Computer" OS X Daily 4:42 PM
  • "How To Make An OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion' Bootable USB Drive" Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery" PC Magazine 2/15
  • "Mac Gems: Email Pro for Gmail brings email seamlessly to your desktop" Macworld 2/15
  • "How to Give Your Mac a Performance Boost" Mactuts+ 2/15
  • "MacMost Now 827: Using TinkerTool To Customize Your Mac" MacMost 2/15
  • "What the hell is WebKit anyway? An all-purpose guide" memeburn 2/15
  • "What's Old Is New Again: How To Get The Yellow Pages To Work On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 2/15
  • "4 Reasons To Love The Free Mac App That Brings The Stock Market To Your Menubar Or Desktop" Mac 360 2/15
  • "Because You Can Never Have Enough Wi-Fi, There's A Free WiFi Signal Troubleshoot App" NoodleMac 2/15
  • "Just In Time For Tax Season Is The One Stop App To Manage All Your Receipts In A Digital Box" Mac 360 2/15
  • "Try The Free Mac App That Finds Files Faster And Is More Fun Than Spotlight" TeraTalks 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Safari's history and URL shorteners: Pretty useless" Betalogue 7:26 PM
  • "Why Mozilla Matters And Won't Switch To WebKit" TechCrunch 2/15
Press Releases
  • "Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Makes Its Way To The Mac February 22" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Excel Software Integrates Safe Activation with: Provide Instant Serial Numbers for Protected Apps, Documents, Plugins and Other Digital Products" Excel Software 8:00 AM
  • "Photo Sense Lite For Mac – Easy Photo Enhancement Software Now Free" MacPrices 2/15
  • "Opera acquires Skyfire Labs for its speedy mobile technology" IDG News Service 2/15
  • "Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Coming To Macs February 22" Inside Mac Games 2/15
  • "Kerbal Space Program Mac OS X demo and trailer released" Macworld UK 2/15
  • "Stalin Kay releases Sounds 1.0 for Mac OS X" prMac 2/15
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's new iPad ad campaign promotes 300,000 apps 'for everything you love'" AppleInsider 9:42 PM
  • "How Apple got serious about style: 'Design Forward,' a book debuting in the U.S. today, reveals Frog Design founder Hartmut Esslinger's challenges helping to transform Apple product design in the 1980s and beyond. Here, a look inside." CNET News 8:20 AM
  • "A look at Apple's reseller program circa 2007 [Video] 9 to 5 Mac 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive Picks Up The Ultimate Accolade... A Gold Blue Peter Badge" Forbes 8:52 AM
  • "The Best Apple Reporter In The World Is A 19-Year-Old College Freshman At Michigan" Business Insider 9:10 AM
  • "In Terms Of Web Traffic, iPhone 5 Leads Samsung Galaxy S III ... But Just Barely" App Advice 8:25 AM
  • "Staples to begin carrying Apple devices" SlashGear 4:41 PM
  • "Apple Wouldn't Give Its Blessing, So Two Guys Built An Apple Museum On Their Own" Business Insider 8:46 AM
  • "China New Year Retail Sales Growth Slows on Austerity" ["Sales of 'high end' electronics, including Apple Inc.'s iPad and iPhone, jumped 36 percent in shops monitored by the ministry in the eastern city of Nanjing, according to the statement."] Bloomberg 8:30 AM
  • "Portland's 'financial technology' cluster aims to simplify online commerce" ["Taking design cues from Apple and inspiration from social media, a Portland startup called Simple Finance Technology Corp. hopes to create a more straightforward, low-fee form of banking designed for a generation accustomed to continuous connectivity, their gadgets always within arm's reach."] The Oregonian 8:27 AM
  • "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 2/15
  • "Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive gets gold Blue Peter badge" Telegraph 2/15
  • "Apple's Jony Ive receives the greatest accolade in UK children's TV: A golden Blue Peter badge" The Next Web 2/15
  • "Apple's Sir Ive honored with BBC kids TV's greatest honor, the gold Blue Peter badge (Video)" Engadget 2/15
  • "Microsoft: Office On iOS Could Offer $2.5B In Revenue"  Forbes 2/15
  • "Microsoft Could Make Billions From Office for iPad"  AllThingsD 2/15
  • "Samsung starting to catch up to Apple on the mobile web as iPhone traffic share drops" VentureBeat 2/15
  • "Android and iOS have a duopoly in the smartphone marketplace." Digital Trends 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Kiwi cops to buy 6,500 iPhones, 3,900 iPads: Smartphones and fondleslabs will do the work of 345 officers" The Register 2/15
  • "Staples Likely To Begin Selling Apple Products In Canada And US Soon" App Advice 2/15
  • "Apple Products May Finally Go On Sale at Staples Stores in US" Mashable 2/15
  • "Cider store The Apple Shop forced to change name after numerous calls from disgruntled iPhone and iPad owners" Digital Trends 2/15
  • "Apple store forced to change its name" CNET News 2/15
  • "Apple Customers Push Cider-Selling 'Apple Shop' to Change Name" The Mac Observer 2/15
  • "Australia Is Killing 1,300 iMac G4s After They Lasted A Full Decade" Cult of Mac 2/15
  • "Ousted Apple retail boss John Browett becomes chief executive at Monsoon Accessorize" Macworld UK 2/15
  • "Former Apple Executive Browett Joins Fashion Chain Monsoon" Bloomberg 2/15
Non-Apple News
  • "Report: Google Will Open Its Own Branded Stores by Year End" MacTrast 11:52 AM
  • "The iPod of ThermoStats: The iPod is a tough act to follow. But Tony Fadell, one of its creators, and a team of other Apple vets have used a holistic software and hardware approach to design—of all things—the iPod of home thermoStats." Barron's 8:22 AM
  • "Preparing for War, Valve Launches Steam for Linux" Wired 2/15
  • "Archos unveils 116 Platinum Android tablet with 11.6-inch IPS display for $349" ZDNet 2/15
  • "Control your office door lock from cloud, smartphone" ZDNet 2/15
  • "Finally, a Trash Can on Wheels That Automatically Catches Your Trash" Techland 2/15
  • "Firm moves to trademark 'Python' name out from under the language: Open-sourcers struggle against hostile snake snatch" The Register 2/15
  • "Two Linux tablet projects take a step forward: As the PengPod line begins shipping, the KDE-powered 'Vivaldi' tablet sets a May target." PCWorld 2/15
  • "Take your smartphone to lunch and let it pay for you" TechHive 2/15
  • "Google CFO: We want to fix 'broken' world" ZDNet 2/15
  • "Google Play shares too much personal info, app developer says" CSO 2/15
  • "Google careless with Android app users' privacy, critics charge" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 2/15
  • "Buffalo sets Feb. launch date for 'world's fastest' external PC hard drive" IDG News Service 2/15
  • "Steam lands on Linux, revving up for a living room battle" PCWorld 2/15
  • "Valve opens Linux video game store" BBC 2/15
  • "Amazon Takes Redshift, Its Cloud-Based Data Warehouse Killer, Global" TechCrunch 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Facebook highlights privacy protection for minors on Graph Search" CNN 2/15
  • "Facebook lets users promote friends' posts" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Podcast: Inside the world of a prolific iPhone app maker" GeekWire 11:56 AM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Kanex' mySpot Gives You A Simple, Private WiFi Network In Your Hotel Room" MacVoicesTV 7:41 PM
  • "Projectbook Organizes and Integrates Your Project Documents and Assets" MacVoicesTV 9:03 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 2/15
  • "iWatch Fever: Why This Round Of Rumors Might Actually Be True On The CultCast" Cult of Mac 2/15
  • "Macworld 2013 – BigDay Helps You Give and Get The Gifts You Really Want On Special Occasions" MacVoicesTV 2/15
  • "Macworld 2013 – Dolly Drive Expands Into Dolly Space, on MacVoices" MacVoicesTV 2/15
  • "Macworld 2013 – EuroSmartz' WritePDF Merges Multiple Document Formats Into PDF" MacVoicesTV 2/15
  • "Map of the day: Apple Inc.'s Asian supply chain" Fortune 2:23 PM
  • "New Model (Early 2013) Retina MacBook Pros use some upgraded internal parts" 9 to 5 Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Analyst sees new iPad design in April 2013" TG Daily 11:58 AM
  • "Full-size iPad redesign coming this spring?" T3 11:55 AM
  • "Apple Software Update Could Disable Counterfeit Lightning Connectors" iPhone Alley 8:16 AM
  • "New iMac Now Being Offered In Apple Refurbished Program" AppleBitch 8:01 AM
  • "Piper Jaffray says Apple media event still likely by April, sees 'new iPad body styles'" AppleInsider 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "New Apple updates likely in spring: Piper Jaffray" MarketWatch 2/15
  • "Apple event 'likely' in March or April for iPad, analyst says" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/15
  • "Apple to release iOS 6.1.2 to address passcode vulnerability by February 20 -report" AppleInsider 2/15
  • "iOS 6.1.2 to Address Exchange and Passcode Bugs Reportedly Coming Early Next Week" MacRumors 2/15
  • "iOS 6.1.2: Will Fix Exchange, Lockscreen Issues" Tapscape 2/15
  • "Apple To Reportedly Fix Lockscreen Exploit Next Week With iOS 6.1.2" Macgasm 2/15
  • "iOS 6 bug lets institutional users bypass 'Don't Allow Changes' account restriction, install unapproved apps" 9 to 5 Mac 2/15
  • "iOS 6.x hack allows personal data export, free calls" The Register 2/15
  • "iOS 6.1.1 causes battery drain, say some iPhone 4S users" CNET News 2/15
  • "Beware: Apple's iOS 6.1 lockscreen is pretty easy to bypass." Digital Trends 2/15
  • "It's easy to bypass Apple's iOS 6.1 passcode" The Inquirer 2/15
  • "Apple looking for managers to lead 'high-priority' next-generation Apple TV feature development" 9 to 5 Mac 2/15
  • "Rumor: Apple Looking To Bring Full USB 3.0 Support To iOS Devices" AppleBitch 2/15
  • "How Fixable Is That New Gadget? [Chart] ReadWrite 2/15
  • "Apple patent filing involves categorizing digital media based on media characteristics" AppleDailyReport 2/15
  • "Apple eyeing a mouse with improved input mechanisms using touch sensors" AppleDailyReport 2/15
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Coign of Vantage For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:02 AM
  • "Sky Aces For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:02 AM
  • "Node.Hack For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:02 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices -13 Inch Models -$750 To $2,549 -Best Deals, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 8:00 AM
  • "Refurbished Mac: Current 21-inch iMacs from $1,099" FairerPlatform 8:00 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:07 AM
  • "ShaqDown For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/15
  • "Nitro Chimp For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/15
  • "Air Jump For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/15
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/15
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/15
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/15
  • "Exclusive: Lowest prices anywhere on over a dozen MacBook Pro Retina configurations" AppleInsider 2/15
  • "MacBook Air Prices -$680 To $1,599 -Best Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2/15
  • "MacBook Pro Prices -15 Inch Models -$1,229 to $3,049 -Best Deals, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 2/15

  • "Just Mobile Encore Stand – Gear Review" PadGadget 7:26 PM
  • "Review: PowerSkin PoP'n iPhone 5 battery pack" TUAW 4:41 PM
  • "Review: Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard for iPad mini is like a Smart Cover with a built-in keyboard" 9 to 5 Mac 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Bluetooth Keyboard Review: Apple and Zaggfolio" Ask Dave Taylor! 2:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows RT 7-inch tablet vs iPad Mini 2, Google Nexus 7: Great prospects" Northern Voices Online 12:01 PM
  • "BookBook For iPhone 5 Review: A Classic Wallet Case for iPhones" GottaBeMobile 11:58 AM
  • "Review: iOttie Macaron Protective Case Cover for iPhone 5" Run Around Tech 8:07 AM
  • "Tiny Steve Jobs: The Review" Gizmodo 2/15
  • "Review: LaCie's Latest, Faster Thunderbolt and USB3 Notebook Storage Devices" Bare Feats 2/15
  • "You may Rocksteady all night long with this wireless speaker" AppleDailyReport 2/15
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Calendar: The ultimate guide" iMore 8:16 AM
  • "NaturalReader Converts Documents & Web Page Text To Natural-Sounding Speech On iPhone" AddictiveTips 8:18 AM
  • "Useful Photography App for the iPhone: Wood Camera" eXtensions 8:00 AM
  • "Haze: a gorgeous gesture-controlled weather app for minimalists" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
  • "Save battery life at night with AirplaneScheduler" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
  • "TuneIn Radio for iOS review: TuneIn isn't perfect, but it's pretty close" CNET Reviews 2/15
  • "Fooducate review: Best food rating app for iPhone" iMore 2/15
  • "Kindle App Vs. iBooks. (Spoiler: They're Virtually Identical Now!) [Feature] Cult of Mac 2/15
  • "Haze for iOS launches, clears the visual clutter of weather apps (hands-on) Mobile" Engadget 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "This Is Just What The World Needs. Yet Another Free Photo App For The iPhone (get it anyway)" Mac 360 2/15
  • "Tech Minute: Apps to reduce paper waste" [Video Report] CNET News 2/15
  • "Appidemic: Cordy 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 2/15
  • "Appidemic: Pixel People for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" AppleTell 2/15
  • "Review: 'Dragon' Up for iPhone is disgustingly good" Digital Trends 2/15
  • "'QuestLord' Review - A Newbie Friendly First-person Adventure" Touch Arcade 2/15
  • "Conceptualize your compositions to improve your iPhone photography" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
  • "How to create, edit, and delete Calendar events on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "How To Use Mailbox, The New Email App For iPhone Everyone Is Talking About" Business Insider 8:28 AM
  • "How to Connect an iPad to a Wi-Fi Network" Macinstruct 2/15
  • "Ask Rick: how can I get emails on my iPad? A reader is having trouble picking up Virgin emails on his iPad." Telegraph 8:25 AM
  • "Know Who is Calling Even if iPhone is Silent with Custom Vibration Alerts" OS X Daily 2/15
  • "Low Latency No. 51: Smartwatch epiphany" CNET News [cartoon] 2/15
  • "More than five family devices sharing a single iTunes account Article" iLounge 2/15
  • "Added features when using Stocks app in landscape mode" Mac OS X Hints 2/15
  • "New Apple Television Concept [Video] iClarified 9:01 PM
  • "Apple iOS: The Best and Worst of" YugaTech 8:15 PM
  • "Why An Apple iCar Is Actually a Great Idea" Cult of Mac 2:35 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: It could've been worse" Macworld 11:58 AM
  • "Investing in the Future of Television and Entertainment" The Motley Fool 11:56 AM
  • "Tick tock: why timing your Mac hardware upgrades makes good sense" GigaOM 11:52 AM
  • "Why would Apple make an iPhone mini? The Ars OpenForum discusses" Ars Technica 9:19 AM
  • "The Coming Smartphone Slowdown" Barron's [Paid Membership Required] 8:51 AM
  • "Now we know why Apple was leaking stupid iWatch rumors: Samsung's releasing one" VentureBeat 2/15
  • "Institutional Selling Demonstrates Depth of $AAPL Ignorance" The Mac Observer 2/15
  • "Rumored HTC handset looks even more like an iPhone 5 in leaked photo" AppleInsider 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Apple Analysts: An Unfortunate Rumor Mill Love Story" MacTrast 2/15
  • "How a Fake Story About Apple's Fake Jobs Turned into the Truth" The Atlantic Wire 2/15
  • "Does Apple Pay Enough Attention To Security? Maybe Not" Forbes 2/15
  • "Apple Stores are prospering, but the SVP of Retail slot seems to be a tough sell" GigaOM 2/15
  • "Flaws in iOS 6.1 May Bruise Apple's Business Appeal" MacNewsWorld 2/15
  • "Apple iWatch Vs. Smartwatches Past And Present" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 2/15
  • "Apple's Next Great Thing(s) Will Revolutionize TV And Watches (but it won't happen overnight)" Mac 360 2/15
  • "Rumor: Samsung plans Apple 'iWatch' competition" Computerworld 2/15
  • "Opinion: Focusing On Daily Apple Rumors Is A Dangerous Game, But A Popular One" App Advice 2/15
  • "TLDR: iMac vs MacBook?" [Video Report] blip 2/15
  • "Forget Skeuomorphism: The (Digital) World Is Geting Flatter" ReadWrite 2/15
  • "How Lightning Tightens Apple's Control Over Accessories" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/15
  • "Does Apple really assign engineers to 'fake' projects as a loyalty test? How an Apple rumor became instant 'fact.'"  Ars Technica 2/15
  • "Apple TV and the future of gaming" iMore 2/15
  • "Third party apps may finally land on the Apple TV this fall" iDownload Blog 2/15
  • "Rumor: Apple TV To Spearhead A Major Push Into Television Apps And Games" AppleBitch 2/15
  • "If This New iPhone Report Is True, Apple May Be Hosed"  Business Insider 2/15
  • "Apple: At Least Tim Cook Doesn't React Like Hysterical Media Members" TheStreet 2/15
  • "CEO Tim Cook: Apple retail stores are 'like Prozac' to me" The Register 2/15
  • "Apple's Rumored IWatch: Potential Disruption Or High Priced Accessory?" Tech-Thoughts 2/15
  • "Microsoft doesn't want to take billions from Office for iPad?" iDownload Blog 2/15
  • "From Mac To iPhone To iPad To Apps: How Apple Is Crushing Microsoft To Oblivion" PixoBebo 2/15
  • "Half of Parents Join Facebook to Creep on Their Kids" Mashable 7:53 PM
  • "Why Gmail is awesome (and how to get the most out of it)" Digital Trends 4:38 PM
  • "Contracts? We don't need no stinking contracts!" ZDNet 2/15
  • "Linux trailed Windows in patching zero-days in 2012, report says" ZDNet 2/15
  • "Top 10 security tips to protect your firm from cyber woes" V3 2/15
  • "Q&A: How safe is private browsing?" USA Today 2/15
  • "What is Samsung's Galaxy Altius?" TG Daily 2/15
  • "Peak Gmail: Too Many Messages, Not Enough Space, And, Finally, A Way Out" TechCrunch 2/15
  • "Google Rated The Best Place To Intern In 2013, Followed By Qualcomm, Microsoft, Intel And Cisco" TechCrunch 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "14 Tips for Selling Software and Services Online" CIO 2/15
  • "Why You Shouldn't Care About Android 4.2.2" PC Magazine 2/15
  • "10 Samsung Galaxy S III Tips and Tricks" PC Magazine 2/15
  • "Facebook's latest revenue trick: Pay to promote friends' posts" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/15
  • "What you can learn from the monster LibreOffice project" InfoWorld 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Did screenshots of a Samsung Altius smartwatch leak?" CNET News 2/15
  • "Common afflictions of kitchen appliances." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 2/15
  • "Adobe Comeuppance: Game, Set, Match!" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 2/15
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iPod/iPhone 5 Security Display: Apple store LOOK & Security" newPCgadgets 7:16 PM
  • "What If You Had? (Celeb Edition) remakes you with celebrity attributes" TUAW 4:41 PM
  • "Wallpaper Weekends: Crisp Water Droplet Walls for iPhone 5" MacTrast 2:35 PM
  • "Public Radio, Basecamp, Kickstarter, Tempo: iOS apps to try this weekend" Ars Technica 2:34 PM
  • "In A World Of Colorful Plastic iPhone Fashion Accessories, A Black Leather Case That Protects" Cult of Mac 2:34 PM
  • "IK Multimedia launches iLectric Piano app for iPad" AppleTell 11:55 AM
  • "Don't Mess With The Corleone Family And Download The Godfather Slots Game Today" App Advice 11:53 AM
  • "FAUSTarts announces the release of 'Who Said This?' for iOS" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "New indie developer pairs goats with gadgets in clever puzzle/platformer" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Blue Wolf releases A grandfather and village for iPad: Picture storybook" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Fun Park - Kids Preschool and Kindergarten Games - Now Free on App Store" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Crossword Maker For Cruciverbalists Upgraded To Support All iOS Devices" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Let Your iDevice Be Your Wedding Planner" App Advice 8:26 AM
  • "Innovative iPad-Optimized Code Editor Codea Gains Tons Of New Features In 1.5 Update" App Advice 8:26 AM
  • "Fleksy predictive keyboard is free for iOS now and forever" Engadget 8:23 AM
  • "Spin2 Is The World's First MIDI DJ Controller Designed For Djay In The App Store" Cult of Mac 2/15
  • "Opera Eyes Speedier Mobile Web With Skyfire Acquisition" PC Magazine 2/15
  • "Go paperless or die trying! 15 tablet apps for ditching dead trees" [Slideshow] PCWorld 2/15
  • "Friday Poll: Would you buy an Apple iWatch?" CNET News 2/15
  • "Official Android & iOS Apps Of Cloud Storage Service Klink Released" AddictiveTips 2/15
  • "Scosche launches new Lighting chargers, New Zealand police get iPhones, Apple launches shorter Lighting cable" iPhone Buzz 2/15
  • "Love Mac Games? Get Up To 75% Off A Ton Of Them This Valentine's Day Weekend" Cult of Mac 2/15
  • "Haze Is a Gesture Friendly, Visually Rich Weather App for iPhone that Doesn't Skimp on Features" Lifehacker 2/15
  • "It's A Good Day to Die Hard with your iPhone" AppleTell 2/15
  • "Dropbox for iOS gets better support for PDFs and push notifications for shared folders" The Next Web 2/15
  • "Bump app now allows transfers of any file between phone and computer" Engadget 2/15
  • "[oOo] brings physics fun to iOS" prMac 2/15
  • "AstralPad launches new iPad app for multitasking on Office Documents" prMac 2/15
  • "Hidden Creek Software Releases Graycode iPhone/iPad App" prMac 2/15
  • "RV AppStudios Releases New Game Bloody Monsters For iPhone and Android" prMac 2/15
  • "Mobile Igromatic Offers Innovative Child Protection Option in New App" prMac 2/15
  • "Kitten Calculator HD - The kitten with the highest IQ is Free" prMac 2/15
  • "I AM FASHION for iOS - Mesmerize the Fashion World with your Style" prMac 2/15
  • "Horizon Calendar for iOS integrates the weather with your calendar" prMac 2/15
  • "Dingtone Disrupts Telco Industry with New iOS App" prMac 2/15
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Deal: The Same as Insider Trading/By its nature, a leveraged buyout by corporate insiders is a betrayal of their fiduciary duty to other shareholders." Barron's 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Losing $2.5 Billion a Year by NOT Being on iPad" CNBC 11:55 AM
  • "How Microsoft Scroogled Itself" Techland 8:06 AM
  • "Despite 'Scroogled,' Google Quietly Touches New Highs" The Motley Fool 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's Business Troubles Concentrated in 10 Prominent Products" eWeek 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft job postings confirm more about Windows and Windows Phone Blue" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Microsoft Adds 100,000 Office 365 Users In Texas" redOrbit 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms Office 2013 licenses can't be transferred to other computers" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft job post gives more info about 'Windows Blue'" CNET News 2:25 PM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Holds The Top Spot For 25 Months In A Row" RTTNews 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft job postings confirm forthcoming Windows Blue upgrade for desktop and phone" The Verge 12:01 PM
  • "HP Debuts AutoFlow Business Process Outsourcing Platform" eWeek 12:03 PM
  • "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 8:54 AM
  • "Cisco's Big Debut and Ford's Record-Breaking Performance" The Motley Fool 8:48 AM
  • "Facebook defends Graph Search's privacy controls for teens" TechHive 11:54 AM
  • "Facebook targeted in 'sophisticated attack'" TG Daily 11:58 AM
  • "Facebook says it was a target of sophisticated hacking" Reuters 9:13 AM
  • "Facebook was targeted by 'sophisticated' hackers" [Video Report] BBC 8:54 AM
  • "Can Dell Quell Shareholder Deal Dissent?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 2/15
  • "Cramer: The Year of the Deal Marches Forth" TheStreet 2/15
  • "Chubby Checker sues HP over penis app" BBC 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "A new kerfuffle behind Microsoft's anti-Google campaign" Fortune 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Office 365 subscription price needs relook" ZDNet 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Support deadline looms for original Windows 7 release" V3 2/15
  • "Ready or not: Microsoft preps early delivery of IE10 for Windows 7" The Register 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Windows Live Messenger Will Be 'Upgraded' To Skype Starting On April 8" TechCrunch 2/15
  • "Microsoft Messenger users to be moved to Skype from April" V3 2/15
  • "Skype Begins Testing Video Messaging Feature" AllThingsD 2/15
  • "Skype rolls out video messaging beta" CNET 2/15
  • "Xbox 360 again the most popular console among U.S. gamers" CNET News 2/15
  • "Intel research improves moisture-tracking in PCBs" EE Times 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "AMD appoints new Asia-Pacific head" ZDNet 2/15
  • "AMD to release new Radeon HD 8000 graphics cards in 2013" Computerworld 2/15
  • "Cisco Won't Spend Money In The US Until The Tax Code Is Changed" Business Insider 2/15
  • "Cisco Systems Price Target Increased to $25.00 by Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus (CSCO)" Jags Report 2/15
  • "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] 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Businesses Weigh In as Congress Reboots Cybersecurity Issue" E-Commerce Times 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Certificate authorities band together to boost security" CSO 2/15
  • "Scientists invent a self-repairing computer that will never crash" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2/15
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Tracking David Einhorn's Portfolio - Q4 2012 Update" Seeking Alpha 8:52 AM
  • "Apple bruised as Dan Loeb dumps $375m stake" The Telegraph 2/15
  • "Look who dumped Apple in Q4: SEC filings show institutions selling Apple shares by the millions" Fortune 2/15
  • "Apple stock drop blamed on huge hedge funds" CNET News 2/15
  • "Einhorn, Soros increase stakes in Apple" MarketWatch 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Einhorn raised Apple stake by nearly 50%" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/15
  • "Apple Stock Sold by Mindich, Rosenstein in Fourth Quarter" Bloomberg 2/15
  • "Apple Is Almost Certainly Undervalued At Current Levels" Seeking Alpha 2/15
Industry News
  • "Apple turns lower; Facebook, Agilent fall: Einhorn, Soros add to Apple holdings; LogMeIn crashes on forecast" MarketWatch 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Wal-Mart Tumbles Amid Economic Data" Bloomberg 2/15
  • "Stocks Mixed; Wal-Mart Tumbles, Burger King Jumps" TheStreet 2/15
  • "S&P 500 rises for 7th week in a row" CNNMoney 2/15
  • "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] 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "U.K. stocks waver; retail sales show surprise drop" MarketWatch 2/15
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks tumble on yen strength before G-20" MarketWatch 2/15
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks slip with G-20 meeting in focus" MarketWatch 2/15
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/15
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/15
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/15
  • "5 Stocks Pushing The Technology Sector Higher" TheStreet 2/15

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