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Weekend Highlights: Jonathon Trugman of the New York Post chronicles the new Apple, saying it "is in a league of its own", and, "nothing about Apple is normal"; New York Times on how Apple has progressed, now surpassing Microsoft; Kirk McElhearn shares some new info on tutorials in iTunes 12; still use a PowerPC Mac? Low End Mac discusses what to do with videos now that HTML5 is going standard; Ewan Spence at Forbes writes of how Tim Cook has "defused Steve Jobs' thermonuclear war" as well as taking down Android making its ability to compete with Apple difficult; at Quartz, discussion centers on Apple's quarterly success being directly tied to finally offering larger iPhones, but others express concern that this earnings growth can't be sustained; Business Insider shows a chart of Apple's stock ride since Cook became CEO; Apple vs. Samsung taking a turn in Apple's favor as iPhones put "the big hurt" on the South Korean giant, but how will the battle fare in 2015?; Jeff Williams, Apple's SVP of Ops, is being hailed as the true architect "of Apple's record-breaking quarter", and is "CEO material" according to analyst at Above Avalon; proposal not likely to pass in Senate, would give Apple and other companies a tax holiday to repatriate off-shore monies; iTunes 12.1 out, adds widget to Yosemite's Notification Center, here's how to use the new widget; TidBITS reviews new Audio Hijack 3; Tuts+ offers second part to their "introduction to Pixelmator for Mac and iPad"; Android switchers a big part of iPhone growth, CIRP says most coming from outside the US; developer reporting Outlook for iOS not smart with security, reviewer at ReadWrite likes the app, which is formerly known as Acompli; iMore team reports on 3 months use of Apple Pay, positives and negatives; Oliver Haslam at iDownload Blog doesn't see much sense in the rumors of an iPad Pro or 12" MacBook Air.
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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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