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Tuesday Highlights: Los Angeles Times explores Tim Cook's forging of "an unusual path as a social activist", seen as "a big departure from predecessor Steve Jobs"; Matt Asay at ReadWrite digs in to Apple's intent to buy "very particular talent" in the data infrastructure field; Marco Tabini counts the ways "the tech behind Apple Pay can change our lives"; the US International Trade Commission now investigating Apple for patent infringement following Ericsson's filing of lawsuit with ITC; Cult of Mac looks at how Joseph Eichler, a real estate developer, was instrumental in the forming of the Apple we know; 9to5Mac reporting of Apple hiring Dolby's Mike Rockwell in effort "to bolster audio and display technologies"; if you are seeing double login prompts, MacIssues has a fix for you to try; Architosh looks at latest AutoCAD and future on Mac; TekRevue looks at Amazon Cloud Drive; Kirk McElhearn's 12th installment of fixing iTunes calls for Apple to fix Home Sharing; global market for wearables seen at 126 million units shipped, Apple will ship 46 million in 2015; interesting stat says about one-half to two-thirds of Apple Pay users have had problems with checkout; here's a 4k video flyover of Apple's spaceship campus; Jay Z's Tidal music service revealed in Billboard interview, Apple's apparently trying to poach artists; soon you can play Pac-Man on Google Maps; 36 patents granted Apple today, more in our Hardware/Software section; Michael deAgonia has a "deep-dive review" of the new Force Touch MacBook Pro 13; The Verge performs camera test between iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S6; Peter Cohen on whether or not Apple's Thunderbolt Display is worth it.
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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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