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Thursday Highlights: Tim Cook spent time in Israel this week, where Apple is pursuing chip design showing "that the company is becoming more and more independent on the chip level, where it once had to rely on external suppliers" according to sources; patent troll wins $533 million verdict against Apple for patent infringement, appeal forthcoming; Strategy Analytics latest stats show Apple with solid command, almost 3/4, of global smartphone profit while Android at 25%, and Windows Phone at 1%; Jonny Evans says the fight is now between Google and Microsoft for the rest of enterprise market share; at Macworld, Lesa Snider shows how to make a cool typographic logo with the simple TextEdit in OS X; here's part 3 of Amsys' hidden features in Yosemite series; Kirk McElhearn says multiple windows in iTunes would be a step in the right direction to fix the interface; IDC says Android and iOS have a combined 96% of smartphone OS market, more in our General Interest section; Apple Watch featured in 12-page advertisement in Vogue; in effort to stem profit decline, Samsung freezing employee salaries; Tim Cook says you'll be able to shower with your Apple Watch on; if money is no object for you, perhaps you'll be interested in Brikk's custom Apple Watches that'll cost you up to $75,000, they'll be either gold or platinum and studded with diamonds; ZDNet reviews Air Display 3 that lets you use your iPad as secondary monitor via USB connection.
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"Android, iOS combine for 91.1% of worldwide smartphone OS market in 4Q12, says IDC" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
"GPS fitness watch market to grow 50% in 2013 regardless of Apple rumors, says ABI Research" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
"Apple's new iPad TV ads put apps at the heart of the tablet wars" Computerworld 9:58 AM
"Apple airs new iPad ads, 'Alive' and 'Together'" Digital Trends 7:54 AM
"Apple Highlights iPad's Massive App Catalog With Two New TV Ads [Video] Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
"Who's the guy in the new Apple ad? Meet Mathieu Lehanneur" TED Blog 11:55 AM
"Hundreds of thousands line up for new mail app: More than 800,000 people are waiting to access a new iPhone app that aims to transform their email experience by helping them achieve the elusive 'inbox zero' -- a fully processed and empty inbox." Reuters 2:56 PM
"Apple design bloke Ive finally honoured properly - with Blue Peter badge" The Register 8:00 AM
"At Apple, Everybody's Working For (And On) The Weekend" Business Insider 2:53 PM
"New quick app switching & other concepts show options on the table for iOS 7 [Videos] 9 to 5 Mac 12:58 PM
"As Irrational Exuberance Fades, Apple Skeptics Make A Comeback" BGR 12:57 PM
"How switching to Android helped me deal with my addiction to connectedness/There are many things I like better about my Android phone compared to my old iPhone, but one of the big ones is something that is missing: namely, all those irritating real-time notifications" GigaOM 11:51 AM
"Even Apple Gets Stung by Bureaucracy" Forbes 11:05 AM
"The Post Post-PC Era: Will Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon Or Microsoft Win?" TechCrunch 10:51 AM
"EU regulators threaten privacy crackdown against Google: Web giant may face 'repressive action' before summer if it does not respond to a dozen recommendations related to how it manages user data." CNET News 4:47 PM
"Asia Markets: China, Japan stocks fall, though others gain/Chinese stocks slipped Tuesday, with casino operators skidding in Hong Kong and property stocks falling on the mainland, while Japanese blue chips also lost ground." MarketWatch 9:09 PM
"Europe Markets: Carlsberg drops in weak Europe trade" MarketWatch 9:33 AM
"European Stocks Fall as Metals Slide; Yen Drops on G-20 Meeting" Bloomberg 10:04 AM
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