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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, February 17, 2013


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Tuesday Highlights: Apple, Ireland reach agreement on back taxes, appeal with EU to be heard in Fall—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Deutsche Bank sends "brutal" analysis of Apple's HomePod, believes mistakes "will cost it a huge new market"; ex VP of Samsung now with Apple as company hopes to gain traction in Samsung's home market; early adopters of iPhone X seem to love all aspects of the phone save Siri; a couple new advertisements from Apple highlight iPad support for Apple Pencil; now you can allow Amazon to deliver packages right to your car; DigiTimes reporting Apple seeks OLED price cuts for iPhones, and Rosenblatt Securities analysis predict a $200 price drop in 2018 Fall LCD iPhones; iMore takes an Apple Watch and Suunto GPS watch for a backcountry run; Aaron Ho compares 8 Qi chargers for new iPhones.


  • "Meet Apple's Most Important Internet Executive, Eddy Cue"  Business Insider 8:25 AM
  • "The Next Apple TV: iWatch/Rumors don't actual Apple products make, see the perennial Apple TV — and the latest iWatch rumors. This is an opportunity to step back, look at Apple's one and only love –personal computers — and use this thought to sift through rumors."  Monday Note 4:21 PM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: Justice delayed is justice denied/Judge Koh wants a 2014 trial frozen until appeals from a 2011 complaint are exhausted"  Fortune 4:20 PM
  • "Dist. 211 OKs iPad program expansion" ["Between 6,000 and 7,000 Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 students will get their own fourth-generation Apple iPad to use next school year, paid for by the district at a cost of between $1.25 and $1.43 million for a three-year lease."] Chicago Daily Herald 8:26 AM
  • "At UCI, iPad has helped turn the page on med-school teaching: The first medical-school class to be given textbook-loaded tablets has posted significant test-score improvements; applications have surged." Orange County Register [Free Registration Required] 9:09 PM
  • "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 2/16
  • "Apple Accused by Greenlight of Breaking Law by Bundling"  Bloomberg 2/16
  • "Apple, Samsung Identify Allegedly Infringing Products" Bloomberg 2/16
  • "Apple and Samsung identify all infringing devices in Galaxy Nexus patent case"  AppleInsider 2/16
  • "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 2/16
  • "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 2/16
  • "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 2/16
  • "Apple's Not a Hardware Company" TheStreet 2/16
  • "Apple seeking new blood to lead 'High Priority' next gen Apple TV development" iMore 2/16
  • "Apple Hires Engineers to Bring 'Next-Generation Features' to Apple TV." X-bit labs 2/16
  • "Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.3.1 Update" OfficeforMacHelp 12:49 PM
  • "Skype Video Messages absent from Windows platforms until end of April: iOS, Android and Mac apps given priority" TechRadar UK 2/16
  • "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
  • "Wi-Fi Sync Not Working? Here's How to Fix it for All iOS Devices" OS X Daily 5:35 PM
  • "iTunes Library Locations & How To Quickly Find iTunes Songs on a Computer" OS X Daily 2/16
  • "How To Make An OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion' Bootable USB Drive" Forbes 2/16
  • "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
  • "The Pros And Cons Of A WebKit Monoculture"  TechCrunch 5:04 PM
  • "OS X's Most Underestimated Feature" Egg Freckles 11:47 AM
  • "Safari's history and URL shorteners: Pretty useless" Betalogue 2/16
  • "Why Mozilla Matters And Won't Switch To WebKit" TechCrunch 2/15
Press Releases
  • "Jumsoft releases five new iBooks Author templates" TeleRead 4:13 PM
  • "Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Makes Its Way To The Mac February 22" Cult of Mac 2/16
  • "Excel Software Integrates Safe Activation with: Provide Instant Serial Numbers for Protected Apps, Documents, Plugins and Other Digital Products" Excel Software 2/16
  • "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 releases peppy new 'Alive' and 'Together' TV ad spots for iPad and iPad mini" The Next Web 9:06 PM
  • "Apple airs new 'Alive' and 'Together' iPad TV ads to showcase reading, gaming, various App Store apps" 9 to 5 Mac 8:56 PM
  • "Apple Posts Two New iPad Television Ads, 'Alive' and 'Together'" MacRumors 9:27 PM
  • "Two New iPad Ads: 'Alive' and 'Together'" MacStories 9:27 PM
  • "Apple Airs New Ads With Beating Hearts, Sharks and All That Jazz" AllThingsD 9:27 PM
  • "Staples to start carrying Apple products in the U.S.?" ZDNet 4:14 PM
  • "New Stats Show Apple's iPhone Dominance in Web Traffic due to Savvier users" Patently Apple 11:35 AM
  • "Norfolk Apple Shop changes name: We sell cider, not iPads!" Crave @ CNET 8:30 AM
  • "New Apple ad focuses on the 300,000 apps available for the iPad" SlashGear 4:22 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad ad campaign promotes 300,000 apps 'for everything you love'" AppleInsider 2/16
  • "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 2/16
  • "A look at Apple's reseller program circa 2007 [Video] 9 to 5 Mac 2/16
  • "Apple's Jony Ive Picks Up The Ultimate Accolade... A Gold Blue Peter Badge" Forbes 2/16
  • "The Best Apple Reporter In The World Is A 19-Year-Old College Freshman At Michigan" Business Insider 2/16
  • "In Terms Of Web Traffic, iPhone 5 Leads Samsung Galaxy S III ... But Just Barely" App Advice 2/16
  • "Staples to begin carrying Apple devices" SlashGear 2/16
  • "Apple Wouldn't Give Its Blessing, So Two Guys Built An Apple Museum On Their Own" Business Insider 2/16
  • "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 2/16
  • "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 2/16
  • "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
  • "Bungie's 'Destiny' Is A Shared-World Shooter, With Journey-Style Multiplayer For Xbox 360 And PS3" Forbes 4:14 PM
  • "Report: Google Will Open Its Own Branded Stores by Year End" MacTrast 2/16
  • "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 2/16
  • "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
  • "iMore show. Tonight. 6pm PT. 9pm ET. Be here!" iMore 4:21 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Ted Landau Picks His Show Favorites and Discusses the Event's Success" MacVoicesTV 12:47 PM
  • "Readdle talks Documents at Macworld|iWorld 2013" iMore 11:48 AM
  • "Kashoo shows off simple online accounting at Macworld|iWorld 2013" iMore 11:48 AM
  • "Podcast: Inside the world of a prolific iPhone app maker" GeekWire 2/16
  • "Macworld 2013 – Kanex' mySpot Gives You A Simple, Private WiFi Network In Your Hotel Room" MacVoicesTV 2/16
  • "Projectbook Organizes and Integrates Your Project Documents and Assets" MacVoicesTV 2/16
  • "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
  • "Apple's iOS 6.11 networking failures continue" ZDNet 5:03 PM
  • "iOS 6.1.2 to launch next week and fix bugs, report says" Crave @ CNET 8:31 AM
  • "Map of the day: Apple Inc.'s Asian supply chain" Fortune 2/16
  • "New Model (Early 2013) Retina MacBook Pros use some upgraded internal parts" 9 to 5 Mac 2/16
  • "Analyst sees new iPad design in April 2013" TG Daily 2/16
  • "Full-size iPad redesign coming this spring?" T3 2/16
  • "Apple Software Update Could Disable Counterfeit Lightning Connectors" iPhone Alley 2/16
  • "New iMac Now Being Offered In Apple Refurbished Program" AppleBitch 2/16
  • "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
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:21 AM
  • "Coign of Vantage For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/16
  • "Sky Aces For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 2/16
  • "Node.Hack For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/16
  • "MacBook Pro Prices -13 Inch Models -$750 To $2,549 -Best Deals, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 2/16
  • "Refurbished Mac: Current 21-inch iMacs from $1,099" FairerPlatform 2/16
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 2/16
  • "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

  • "Review: CE Supply Store Portino iPad Black Leather Business Case" Run Around Tech 4:14 PM
  • "Mophie Outride review: action-cam case for iPhone can't replace dedicated shooters" Engadget 11:48 AM
  • "Just Mobile UpStand – Gear Review" PadGadget 11:48 AM
  • "Review: Marware Axis and MicroShell Folio iPad mini cases" 9 to 5 Mac 8:23 AM
  • "X-Doria Dash Folio for iPad mini: review and giveaway" TUAW 8:21 AM
  • "Just Mobile Encore Stand – Gear Review" PadGadget 2/16
  • "Review: PowerSkin PoP'n iPhone 5 battery pack" TUAW 2/16
  • "Review: Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard for iPad mini is like a Smart Cover with a built-in keyboard" 9 to 5 Mac 2/16
  • "Microsoft Windows RT 7-inch tablet vs iPad Mini 2, Google Nexus 7: Great prospects" Northern Voices Online 2/16
  • "BookBook For iPhone 5 Review: A Classic Wallet Case for iPhones" GottaBeMobile 2/16
  • "Review: iOttie Macaron Protective Case Cover for iPhone 5" Run Around Tech 2/16
  • "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
  • "Finish is a straightforward and effective iOS app for managing tasks with deadlines" The Next Web 4:13 PM
  • "Kickstarter Project Micro-Financing with an iPhone App" eXtensions 8:02 AM
  • "Epic iPad RPG Infinity Blade Goes Free, Grab It While You Can – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 8:34 AM
  • "Calendar: The ultimate guide" iMore 2/16
  • "NaturalReader Converts Documents & Web Page Text To Natural-Sounding Speech On iPhone" AddictiveTips 2/16
  • "Useful Photography App for the iPhone: Wood Camera" eXtensions 2/16
  • "Haze: a gorgeous gesture-controlled weather app for minimalists" iDownload Blog 2/16
  • "Save battery life at night with AirplaneScheduler" iDownload Blog 2/16
  • "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 2/16
  • "How to create, edit, and delete Calendar events on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 2/16
  • "How To Use Mailbox, The New Email App For iPhone Everyone Is Talking About" Business Insider 2/16
  • "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 2/16
  • "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
  • "India bears fruit for Apple: iPhone jumps to No 2 position in value in smartphones, pips BlackBerry" The Economic Times 9:11 PM
  • "Is that Apple you're wearing?" Telegraph 9:09 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 6:35 PM
  • "A new app switching concept from the designer of Auxo" iDownload Blog 6:11 PM
  • "iOS Quick-App-Switching Concept [Video] iClarified 6:04 PM
  • "Why Google's stores shouldn't look so much like Apple stores: The problem that Microsoft and Google have as they go into retail is that their stores can look too similar to Apple stores. For Google to be successful, maybe it needs to embrace 'The Big Bang Theory.'" CNET News 4:24 PM
  • "Does Anyone Actually Want a Transparent Phone?" Gizmodo 4:22 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: 'Shareholder Lawsuit A Silly Sideshow' (And Other Quotes Of The Week)" Forbes 4:21 PM
  • "The Incredible Evolution Of App Design" [Slideshow] Business Insider 11:45 AM
  • "There's Already An Apple In The Games Industry: The Games Industry"  TechCrunch 11:45 AM
  • "How to Unparalyze Us: I was struck by one particular moment during President Obama's State of the Union address. The president proposed a $1 billion investment to build a new National Network for Manufacturing Innovation to spur high-tech manufacturing in America. ... Yet sitting up there in the balcony listening to the president's speech was the chief executive of Apple, Tim Cook. Apple is currently sitting on $137 billion of cash in the bank. There are many reasons Apple has not spent its cash horde, but I'll bet anything that one of them is the uncertain economic and tax environment in this country." New York Times 9:08 AM
  • "Terms & Conditions: Mailbox app is worth the wait" Digital Trends 8:21 AM
  • "New Apple Television Concept [Video] iClarified 2/16
  • "Apple iOS: The Best and Worst of" YugaTech 2/16
  • "Why An Apple iCar Is Actually a Great Idea" Cult of Mac 2/16
  • "The Macalope Weekly: It could've been worse" Macworld 2/16
  • "Investing in the Future of Television and Entertainment" The Motley Fool 2/16
  • "Tick tock: why timing your Mac hardware upgrades makes good sense" GigaOM 2/16
  • "Why would Apple make an iPhone mini? The Ars OpenForum discusses" Ars Technica 2/16
  • "The Coming Smartphone Slowdown" Barron's [Paid Membership Required] 2/16
  • "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 2/16
  • "Why Gmail is awesome (and how to get the most out of it)" Digital Trends 2/16
  • "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
  • "Seen @ Macworld/iWorld 2013: Square Jellyfish" AppleTell 9:27 PM
  • "15-Year-Old Designs Unique iPhone Wallet Case" Mashable 5:34 PM
  • "Top 5 Apps For Kids This Week" [Slideshow] Mashable 4:20 PM
  • "Official Service to Unlock iPhone 5/4/4s -Factory Unlocked IMEI Solution." JavaWorld 4:14 PM
  • "Craving a Samoa? Download the Girl Scout Cookie App and Find the One Nearest to You." AllThingsD 4:14 PM
  • "TED leads iOS Apps of the Week" Appolicious 12:13 PM
  • "DropBox updates iPhone and iPad app with new features" AppleTell 11:48 AM
  • "PowerSkin Battery Case Gets it PoP'n" TechnaBob 11:39 AM
  • "Smarter Stand hits Kickstarter, a kickstand and ear bud untangling solution for iPhone" iMore 8:21 AM
  • "Black Operations v2 for iPhone and iPad - Now Free for a Limited Time" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Ultra Toolbox All in 1 Breaks the Myth of Bundle Apps-More Is Not Better" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "ASO Professional Launches First App Store Optimization Podcast" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "iPod/iPhone 5 Security Display: Apple store LOOK & Security" newPCgadgets 2/16
  • "What If You Had? (Celeb Edition) remakes you with celebrity attributes" TUAW 2/16
  • "Wallpaper Weekends: Crisp Water Droplet Walls for iPhone 5" MacTrast 2/16
  • "Public Radio, Basecamp, Kickstarter, Tempo: iOS apps to try this weekend" Ars Technica 2/16
  • "In A World Of Colorful Plastic iPhone Fashion Accessories, A Black Leather Case That Protects" Cult of Mac 2/16
  • "IK Multimedia launches iLectric Piano app for iPad" AppleTell 2/16
  • "Don't Mess With The Corleone Family And Download The Godfather Slots Game Today" App Advice 2/16
  • "FAUSTarts announces the release of 'Who Said This?' for iOS" prMac 2/16
  • "New indie developer pairs goats with gadgets in clever puzzle/platformer" prMac 2/16
  • "Blue Wolf releases A grandfather and village for iPad: Picture storybook" prMac 2/16
  • "Fun Park - Kids Preschool and Kindergarten Games - Now Free on App Store" prMac 2/16
  • "Crossword Maker For Cruciverbalists Upgraded To Support All iOS Devices" prMac 2/16
  • "Let Your iDevice Be Your Wedding Planner" App Advice 2/16
  • "Innovative iPad-Optimized Code Editor Codea Gains Tons Of New Features In 1.5 Update" App Advice 2/16
  • "Fleksy predictive keyboard is free for iOS now and forever" Engadget 2/16
  • "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
  • "PC epicenter shifts to Asia as Dell, HP and others regroup" PCWorld 4:14 PM
  • "Australia cuts Microsoft bill by $100m: Chief Technology Officer John Sheridan wonders why anyone would upgrade Office again" The Register 4:27 PM
  • "Why Microsoft's new Office 2013 license may send users to Google Docs: When your PC dies, so does your Office 2013 license." Ars Technica 4:11 PM
  • "Microsoft reopens 128GB Surface Pro online orders: Supplies still tight as company tells consumers to expect 2-to-3-week shipping delay" Computerworld 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft could expand Fargo campus by 2015: Microsoft is going through some growing pains in south Fargo, which could be alleviated with an expansion as early as 2015." Grand Forks Herald 8:32 AM
  • "Job ad confirms Windows Blue, cheap annual updates ahoy" Crave @ CNET 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft France ordered to pay $70 million in tax readjustments following a tax audit" WinBeta 8:33 AM
  • "Xbox founder: If Apple entered the gaming market, it would destroy Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo" WinBeta 5:03 PM
  • "Dell faces pressure to raise its offer in buyout" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:02 AM
  • "Intel Israel more than doubles exports, mulls new investment" Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "Intel - Outspending And Outgunning Rivals" Seeking Alpha 8:26 AM
  • "Oracle's appeal brief clears up misconceptions about software patents-copyright relationship" Foss Patents 8:22 AM
  • "Cisco Acquired its 11th Israeli Company: Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer said that Israel is a start-up center, and there is always something to challenge us there." The Jewish Press 8:31 AM
  • "Google to Follow in Apple's and Microsoft Path By Opening Retail Stores in Big Cities" Cleveland Leader 8:33 AM
  • "Google May Open A String Of Retail Stores, But What Does It Hope To Gain?" TechCrunch 4:22 PM
  • "Happy Valentine's, Google — see you in court" GigaOM 11:37 AM
  • "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 2/16
  • "Microsoft Is Losing $2.5 Billion a Year by NOT Being on iPad" CNBC 2/16
  • "How Microsoft Scroogled Itself" Techland 2/16
  • "Despite 'Scroogled,' Google Quietly Touches New Highs" The Motley Fool 2/16
  • "Microsoft's Business Troubles Concentrated in 10 Prominent Products" eWeek 2/16
  • "Microsoft job postings confirm more about Windows and Windows Phone Blue" ZDNet 2/16
  • "Microsoft Adds 100,000 Office 365 Users In Texas" redOrbit 2/16
  • "Microsoft confirms Office 2013 licenses can't be transferred to other computers" Engadget 2/16
  • "Microsoft job post gives more info about 'Windows Blue'" CNET News 2/16
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Holds The Top Spot For 25 Months In A Row" RTTNews 2/16
  • "Microsoft job postings confirm forthcoming Windows Blue upgrade for desktop and phone" The Verge 2/16
  • "HP Debuts AutoFlow Business Process Outsourcing Platform" eWeek 2/16
  • "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 2/16
  • "Cisco's Big Debut and Ford's Record-Breaking Performance" The Motley Fool 2/16
  • "Report: Google considering retail store push, but where's Amazon?" GeekWire 2/16
  • "Facebook defends Graph Search's privacy controls for teens" TechHive 2/16
  • "Facebook targeted in 'sophisticated attack'" TG Daily 2/16
  • "Facebook says it was a target of sophisticated hacking" Reuters 2/16
  • "Facebook was targeted by 'sophisticated' hackers" [Video Report] BBC 2/16
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "The best and worst Apple analysts: Nine-quarter edition"  Fortune 11:39 AM
  • "Tracking David Einhorn's Portfolio - Q4 2012 Update" Seeking Alpha 2/16
  • "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
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly higher after G-20 meet/Asia stocks traded mostly higher Monday, with the yen's move lower boosting Japan but weighing on South Korea after the weekend's Group of 20 meeting remained silent on the Japanese currency's recent depreciation." MarketWatch 9:28 PM
  • "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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