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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, February 19, 2013


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  • "Exclusive: Apple hit by hackers who targeted Facebook last week/Apple Inc computers were attacked by the same hackers who targeted Facebook Inc, but no data appeared to have been stolen, the company said on Tuesday in an unprecedented admission of a widespread cyber-security breach." ["The iPhone and iPad maker said it would release a software tool later on Tuesday to protect customers against the malicious software used in the attacks."]  Reuters 12:25 PM
  • "Apple Says It, Too, Was Attacked by Hackers" AllThingsD 1:14 PM
  • "Apple computers 'hacked' in breach" BBC 1:31 PM
  • "Apple Also Targeted by Hackers, Company Reveals" PC Magazine 1:49 PM
  • "Apple hit by malware attack: The company said it has found no evidence that the attackers stole any data" IDG News Service 3:25 PM
  • "Apple becomes latest company to be hit by a cyber attack" V3 3:25 PM
  • "What You Need To Know About Today's Apple Hack" Cult of Mac 1:31 PM
  • "Apple, Facebook, and Twitter hacks Reportedly originated in Eastern Europe" The Verge 9:00 PM
  • "Apple's search for its next billion-dollar product: A larger iPhone, a smaller iPad, a thinner Mac and a taller iPod are what count for innovation at Apple these days."  CNNMoney 8:16 AM
  • "BYOD Boosts Macs vs. PCs: The emergence of BYOD policies and virtual desktop platforms, plus new integration and management tools, have removed the final barriers to widespread Mac adoption in the enterprise."  Network World 8:07 AM
  • "Apple's Growing Slice Of The Enterprise Market Should Offset Other Concerns"  Seeking Alpha 8:08 AM
  • "For an iWatch to kick butt, Apple must innovate in batteries: If the company is indeed working on a watch-size device with the bells and whistles of a smartphone, battery life could prove a challenge."  CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "Is this the Apple iWatch? Patents say it could be..." Computerworld 10:57 AM
  • "Is Apple losing its cool?" ["There is no reason to think Apple won't thrive financially for years to come, just like Microsoft. But its continued reputation as the chief arbiter of cool is being challenged. Apple may still have the best-selling smartphone in the world, but the many others powered by rival Google's Android operating system -- and especially those made by Samsung -- far exceed the iPhone."]  CNN 9:11 AM
  • "Barclays: Apple Is Getting Smoked By Samsung, And It Needs An Answer Pronto" Business Insider 10:44 AM
  • "Apple's Penchant for Sophisticated Simplicity" Tech.pinions 10:05 AM
  • "Why doesn't anybody copy Apple?" ["Put another way: Why is it that everyone wants to copy Apple's products but nobody wants to copy being Apple?"] asymco 8:07 AM
  • "Greenlight Makes Case to Stop Apple Preferred-Stock Vote" Bloomberg 8:29 AM
  • "Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 13: Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 13 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_41." [Direct download: 69.32 MB] Apple Support 4:02 PM
  • "Java for OS X 2013-001: Java for OS X 2013-001 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_41." [Direct download: 63.84 MB] Apple Support 4:16 PM
  • "After hack, Apple releases Java security update for Mac users" 9 to 5 Mac 4:08 PM
  • "Apple issues Java update after security breach" CNET Reviews 4:18 PM
  • "Apple releases Java update for OS X to protect users against vulnerability used in its hacking" The Next Web 4:07 PM
  • "Oracle Patches Java 7 & Java 6 Following Apple Hack To Close 'Remote Compromise'" Cult of Mac 5:17 PM
  • "Website responsible for Apple and Facebook breaches Reportedly discovered" AppleInsider 5:47 PM
  • "Apple comments on hacker attack" The Loop 1:50 PM
  • "Apple Updates iTunes to Version 11.0.2 with Bug Fixes, Composer View for Music" MacRumors 4:18 PM
  • "Adobe to Patch Zero Day PDF Security Threat this Week" The Mac Observer 8:07 AM
  • "Opera WebKit switch caused loss of 90 jobs in last quarter" Electronista 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Ups the Price of Office for Mac Users by Roughly 17%" DailyTech 8:29 AM
  • "iTunes 11.0.2" [Editor note: Link still reflects 11.0.1] Apple Support 4:15 PM
  • "Review: Detox My Mac - Cleanse Your Mac of Useless Data" MacTrast 8:30 AM
  • "Kindle for Mac: Everything You Need to Know to Read in Sync" Mactuts+ 8:29 AM
  • "Need to convert streaming audio/Video for personal use? Say hi to Jaksta" AppleDailyReport 8:23 AM
  • "KeyCue, the keyboard shortcut cheat sheet finally takes on life in menu bar" IT.Enquirer 7:50 AM
  • "Word Counter: Powerful Free Word Count (And Much More) Utility For OS X" MacPrices 11:59 AM
  • "Here's A Cheap Mac App You Didn't Know You Need, But Once You Get It, You'll Need It" McSolo 7:49 AM
  • "Two Awesome Mac Writing Tools Compared: One Is Free, One Is Not, Which Is Best?" TeraTalks 7:49 AM
  • "Two Tried And True Tools For Mac Users To Visualize And Monitor Network Traffic" BohemianBoomer 7:49 AM
  • "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: A Mac, iPhone, iPad Journal For Evernote That You'll Love To Use" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "Why You'll Love The Mac Screen Padlock Tool That Apple Should Build Into OS X" NoodleMac 7:48 AM
  • "Office for Mac prices jacked up; time for Apple to get serious about iWork" AppleDailyReport 9:39 AM
  • "Dropbox doing a Gmail: drops support for unpaid users" Foliovision 7:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Firefox 19 Integrates PDF Viewer, Boosts HTML 5" FairerPlatform 1:13 PM
  • "Mozilla puts native PDF viewer in Firefox 19" MacFixIt 12:18 PM
  • "In Brief: CadFaster asking users for help in future product through new Survey" Architosh 8:26 AM
  • "Zevrix Releases BatchOutput PDF 2.0: Adds Hot Folder Processing" prMac 9:56 AM
  • "Doremisoft YouTube Converter for Mac Adds support 40-plus new video site" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Let Your Album Cover Shine with Cover Lights and Your Philips Hue Bulbs" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Verdasys to Launch Mac OS X Agent for Digital Guardian Enterprise Information Protection Platform at RSA 2013" Business Wire 8:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Analyst: A $330 iPhone could triple Apple's market in China/But can Apple make a cheap phone that isn't, in Tim Cook's words, 'a crappy product'?" Fortune 8:16 AM
  • "Apple could triple share of Chinese market with $330 'iPhone mini'" AppleInsider 8:16 AM
  • "Industry loses $4 billion since 2010" ["Best Buy, Walmart, Apple, Amazon, and Staples were the top retailers, again, in 2012. Apple, Samsung, HP, Sony, and Dell made up the top five brands for the year and accounted for 45 percent of sales up from 42 percent in 2011. Apple and Samsung accounted for $6.5 billion in increased sales in 2012, while the remainder of the consumer technology industry declined by almost $9.5 billion."] NPD Group 10:42 AM
  • "Apple grabs huge slice of 2012 consumer technology sales: Consumer tech sales fell 2 percent in the U.S. last year, yet Apple had a good year with almost 20 percent of all sales, says NPD." CNET News 11:50 AM
  • "Obama Tries But Fails To Ignite Apple And 3D Printing" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "iPad Helps Man to 'Speak' Again After 20 Years of Silence" PadGadget 10:56 AM
  • "The Beauty Of Broken Macs: Photos Of Abandoned Apple Kit Found By Explorers" Digital Arts 8:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "These Videogame Sites Are for 'Mature' Audiences Only: Geezers Play the Senior Leagues to Avoid Young Guns; Minimum Age for 2old2play Is 25" [Paid Membership Required] 3:25 PM
  • "Office² HD tracks all the changes at Macworld|iWorld 2013" iMore 8:46 AM
  • "Some Sights and Sounds of Macworld/iWorld 2013" MacVoicesTV 8:23 AM
  • "Apple catches up with iPad mini demand, new orders now listed as 'in stock'" AppleInsider 5:57 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 6.1.2 to Address Exchange Calendar Bug" MacRumors 12:06 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 6.1.2 to address Exchange calendar bug" iDownload Blog 12:06 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 6.1.2 with fix for Exchange calendar bug" 9 to 5 Mac 12:06 PM
  • "iOS 6.1.2 hits, fixes Exchange battery drain bug"<"  12:42 PM
  • "Apple fixes Exchange (but not passcode unlock) bug with iOS 6.1.2" Ars Technica 1:26 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 6.1.2 to fix Microsoft Exchange calendar bug that ate batteries and data" The Next Web 12:11 PM
  • "TidBITS: iOS 6.1.2 Fixes Battery-Draining Exchange Bug" TidBITS 3:26 PM
  • "iOS 6.1.2 Released with Fix for Battery Life Bug [IPSW Direct Download Links] OS X Daily 1:27 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 6.1.2 With Exchange Bug Fix" Apple Bitch 1:15 PM
  • "iOS 6.1.2 Update Is Jailbreakable" Forbes 4:10 PM
  • "Apple could unveil iPhone Mini this summer, says analyst" CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "iPad mini now 'in stock' in many countries" MacNN 3:25 PM
  • "Redesigned MacBook Air Reportedly Planned for 3Q 2013 Launch, Possibly with Retina Display" MacRumors 9:05 AM
  • "Report: Apple to launch 11 and 13-inch Retina MacBook Air in Q3" 9 to 5 Mac 9:16 AM
  • "Apple plans Q3 launch for MacBook Air with Retina -- report" CNET News 10:41 AM
  • "Apple Stops Selling The Mac Pro Through European Online Stores" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Mac Pro No Longer Available In European Apple Stores" AppleBitch 7:51 AM
  • "Mac Pro Sales No Longer Possible In EU Ahead Of Possible Refresh" App Advice 8:47 AM
  • "iPad 5 to switch to iPad mini display tech for thinner assembly" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
  • "Apple launches Apple TV in India for Rs 8,295 ($150)" 9 to 5 Mac 8:56 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted 36 Patents Covering a Proximity Detector, Active Apple Store Packaging, a Haptic Feedback System & Much More" Patently Apple 8:13 AM
  • "Apple granted 36 patents, including for proximity detection" CNET News 11:24 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patents for 3D Version of OS X & MacBook Pro" Patently Apple 7:50 AM
  • "Apple wins design rights to MacBook Pro with Retina display" AppleInsider 8:11 AM
  • "Apple awarded patent for more accurate haptic feedback system" AppleInsider 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Patents Extremely Accurate, Localized Haptic Feedback For Multitouch Devices" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Apple filed patent is for adaptive audio feedback system, method" AppleDailyReport 8:52 AM
  • "Apple files patent for a keyboard with increased control of backlit keys" AppleDailyReport 8:51 AM
  • "Apple eyeing ways to support platform independent typesetting for documents" AppleDailyReport 9:02 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Flower Board HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "Noogra Nuts For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "Dangerous Zombie For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Prices -12 & 8 Core Models... $2,649 To $6,199 -Best Deals, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 7:49 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Prices Closeout, Refurbished & Used -$599 To$1,869 -Best Deals, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 7:49 AM
  • "iPod Touch Prices... $70 To $399 -The Best Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:49 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:29 AM
  • "3-Day Sale on Counterpoints Bundles" Accordance 11:23 AM

  • "Pebble Smart Watch: Hands-on Review" Forbes 8:18 AM
  • "Try the 5-Inch iPhone Experience with this Printable Papercraft Model" MacRumors 10:44 AM
  • "Reviews: Mophie Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5" iLounge 10:09 AM
  • "PadGadget Photobooth: Improve Your iPad Mini Photos with Photojojo's Magnetic Lenses" PadGadget 9:11 AM
  • "Review: HighPoint RocketRAID 4522 6Gbps, 8 port, 8 lane host adapter" Bare Feats 3:18 PM
  • "NewerTech NuScribe Stylus: Slim, Elegant & Low Price" The Mac Observer 3:18 PM
  • "WaterField Has Another Winner With HardCase For Laptops" The Mac Observer 12:14 PM
  • "TheCover for iPad – Gear Review" PadGadget 8:56 AM
  • "Quick Review: Spigen SPG HARDBOOK Case for the iPad Mini" Run Around Tech 8:28 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Sunrise Calendar: Interesting idea, deal-breaker implementation" iMore 9:12 PM
  • "Rise Alarm Clock for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 8:45 AM
  • "BizVizz Brand Transparency App: Great Promise, Ho-Hum Delivery" MacNewsWorld 8:30 AM
  • "Retouch Faces In Photos With A Tap Using Beauty Box For iPhone" AddictiveTips 8:29 AM
  • "5 Must Have Productivity Apps for iPad [Review] MethodShop 10:44 AM
  • "Cloze lands on iOS to beat back your inbox by combining your email and social feeds" The Next Web 8:25 AM
  • "Horizon Calendar Review" 148Apps 12:28 PM
  • "Sky Is A Minimal iPhone Weather App That Changes Background Color With Temperature" AddictiveTips 9:18 AM
  • "Why You'll Love The Free iPhone App That Follows Your Every Move (and why that's a good thing)" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "Appidemic: Shadow Snake for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:29 AM
  • "Snappn Is An iOS App Discovery Tool With Ratings Based On Reviews By Professionals" AddictiveTips 11:08 AM
  • "'Year Walk' Preview - A Creepy Adventure Puzzle Game" Touch Arcade 10:45 AM
  • "How to make a FaceTime call from your iPad or iPod touch" iMore 1:30 PM
  • "How to jailbreak your iPhone" Macworld 8:07 AM
  • "Separating family iTunes and iCloud accounts" iLounge 3:25 PM
  • "PadGadget's Ask the Expert – Get All Your iPad Questions Answered" PadGadget 10:09 AM
  • "Make Your iPad Ask to Join Wi-Fi Networks" Macinstruct 8:51 AM
  • "Apple's Ive on how Cupertino looks at product names: In a recent appearance on the BBC children's show 'Blue Peter,' Apple's design guru talked about how sensitive Apple is toward words, as well as products." CNET News 9:07 PM
  • "Director Ran Out of Money, Finished Shooting his Oscar-Nominated Movie on an iPhone" MacRumors 9:29 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review: The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 9:07 PM
  • "iWatch Out: a look at Apple's wearable smart watch timepiece strategy" Stabley Times 7:12 PM
  • "Apple hacked by the same Chinese hackers that breached Facebook" VentureBeat 1:15 PM
  • "Hackers Hit Apple, But No Data Apparently Stolen" App Advice 1:15 PM
  • "Apple HQ also targeted by hackers, will release tool to protect customers" Ars Technica 1:15 PM
  • "PC vs Mac? (aka: Digging Samsung Series 7 Chronos)" Layers Magazine 11:51 AM
  • "The Macalope: Lies, damned lies, and non-sequiturs" Macworld 10:56 AM
  • "Which Company Will Step Up To Take A Bite Out Of Apple's Massive Revenue And Profit Growth?" Mac 360 10:37 AM
  • "Samsung to out-innovate Apple by, um, [SUB: Please Add Reasoning Here] Revert to Saved 9:39 AM
  • "Is Amazon a new bad Apple?" MoneyWatch 8:57 AM
  • "Does A Company Like Apple Need A Genius Like Steve Jobs?" The New Yorker 8:57 AM
  • "Robert Scoble Is Switching To Android" ["'I'm no longer an Apple fanboy,' Scoble wrote in a post on Google+ yesterday. 'I'm getting ready to leave the Apple platform and switch to Android.'"] ReadWrite 8:31 AM
  • "The Office for iPad Myth Lives On" BYTE 8:30 AM
  • "Samsung is more innovative than Apple? Steve Kovach thinks so" iSource 8:30 AM
  • "Apple iWatch Leaks Drip With Desperation" Forbes 3:23 PM
  • "Fitness Watch Market Set To Top $1 Billion In 2013, Even Without Apple's iWatch" BGR 8:25 AM
  • "Can a 'nifty' iWatch from Apple catch on? As a phone, maybe not; but as a health monitor, maybe" Computerworld 8:31 AM
  • "Ex-Apple Exec: An iWatch Is More Likely Than An Apple TV" Business Insider 8:22 AM
  • "How Tablets Will Impact Future TV Viewing: Many people interact with mobile devices while watching TV, and this second screen phenomenon will influence how televisions offer programming."  PC Magazine 8:16 AM
  • "Don't fear the touchscreen MacBook"  Macworld 8:07 AM
  • "When Will Tablet Shipments Overtake PCs?" Tech-Thoughts 7:51 AM
  • "How To Stop Hating Google And Learn To Love Google Drive And Docs With RocketDocs" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "The Problem That Microsoft, Google, Samsung, Amazon, And PC Makers Really Have With Apple" PixoBebo 7:48 AM
  • "The Average American Knows 355 More People Than She Has Facebook Friends" Yahoo! News 7:30 PM
  • "PlayStation 4 should go all-in on cloud-streaming games: The technology for live-streaming gameplay is still imperfect, but the era of physical media is ending." CNET Reviews 6:42 PM
  • "Review: The ultimate Chromebook challenge" The Register 8:29 AM
  • "iPad? Pah. Behold the EYEPAD, patented by Sony for the 'PS4': Totally different from Apple because it glows" The Register 8:29 AM
  • "Entertainment Lawyer Stephen Smith Believes New Legislation Could 'Dumb Down' Video Games" Forbes 8:18 AM
  • "Is Microsoft paying comment spammers to promote Bing?" Foliovision 7:47 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Adobe Camera Raw turns 10 today" Adobe 9:13 PM
  • "Macintosh pen holder holds your writing utensil in a classic way" TUAW 3:25 PM
  • "NASA and TopCoder want you to create an iPad app for the International Space Station" TUAW 1:31 PM
  • "This Hand-Carved Wooden MacBook Stand Is Gorgeous, But Is It Really Worth $400?" Cult of Mac 1:30 PM
  • "With Buzz Lightyear At Command, Disney Is Prepping A New Game For iOS" App Advice 1:26 PM
  • "Sculpt, Paint and 'Print' Monster On Your iPad With 123D Creature" Cult of Mac 8:56 AM
  • "Apple's Game Of The Year The Room Set To Unlock New Secrets In Run Up To Sequel" App Advice 8:47 AM
  • "IMDb Movies and TV app updated, now includes Amazon Instant Video integration" iMore 8:46 AM
  • "ERres: the only emergency medicine app you'll ever need for iPhone/iPad" prMac 3:25 PM
  • "The iMums to Give Away Two iPad Minis to Kick Off Go Mini! Promotion" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "ShowScoop Mobile App for Tour Reviews - Never go to a bad concert again" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "SecuritySpy 3.0: Major Update to Video Surveillance Software" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Arlo's Adventure - Retro Inspired Platformer Released for iOS" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Raptisoft Games Release Four Letter Words!" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Mind Vacation releases Truth-or-Dare 1.0 for iOS - Now Available" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "First Comparison and Diagnostic Tool released for Apple iOS Devices" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Document Writer Released for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Classic Laser Puzzle Game Aargon Finally Arrives on the iPad" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Indonesian Government Honors Epson's Batam Environmental Program" eXtensions 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Profit Slides 31% on Falling PC, Mobility Sales" [Paid Membership Required] 5:40 PM
  • "Dell beats Wall Street estimates: The company's fourth-quarter results top estimates as its enterprise business holds up with slight declines. The consumer business takes a big hit." CNET News 4:42 PM
  • "Dell yearly results posted; profit down 31 percent" Electronista 5:28 PM
  • "Dell (DELL) is scheduled to release its FQ4 earnings after the bell, with the Street forecasting..." Seeking Alpha 7:13 AM
  • "Dell in a tight spot with results on deck" MarketWatch 7:15 AM
  • "Dell's Ubuntu Ultrabook lands in UK" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 7:15 AM
  • "Dell upgrades its developer edition Ubuntu Linux laptop/In addition to upgrading its Sputnik Ubuntu Linux laptop for developers, Dell is also making it available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa." ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "Dell bringing improved Sputnik to Europe" Heise Online 7:27 AM
  • "HP Plans To Make Android-Based Tablet, Smartphone" CRN 7:18 AM
  • "HP Envy x2A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing" Wired 7:19 AM
  • "HP quadruples virtual machines in new blade: New ProLiant WS460c Gen8 blade server adds server efficiency and cuts operational costs, Hewlett-Packard says" Computerworld 1:58 PM
  • " exits preview with 60 million active users, Hotmail UI to be retired this summer" Engadget 6:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Says Gained More Than 1.5M New Users In The 12 Hours After Last Night's Official Launch | TechCrunch" TechCrunch 5:45 PM
  • "Microsoft's comes out of preview phase: Hotmail users will be upgraded to the new email service by summer" Macworld UK 6:49 AM
  • "The Great Transition Begins" Techland 6:56 AM
  • "Microsoft's breaks 60 million user milestone in six months" V3 7:44 AM
  • "Gates admits Microsoft mobile strategy sucked" Tech.Blorge 7:41 AM
  • "Intel plans to grow smartphone market share in MEA: Chip maker targets telecom operators with smartphone strategy" ITP Technology 7:28 AM
  • "AMD chip, touch controllers all head to next PlayStation: Report: The company's next console will also allow for cloud-based gaming and possibly, the ability to play games with people on other platforms." CNET News 8:32 AM
  • "AMD reveals its first 28nm processor: Jaguar is the successor to Bobcat" The Inquirer 7:26 AM
  • "Paging Dr. Watson: IBM Partners with Sloan Kettering and WellPoint to Treat Cancer (w/Video)" Medgadget 7:36 AM
  • "IBM's New PureSystems Promise to Ease Big Data, Cloud Adoption" E-Commerce Times 7:39 AM
  • "Oracle - Sound Acquisition Strategy Continues To Pay Off" Seeking Alpha 7:44 AM
  • "Cisco's small-cell move is focused, but its network aims are ambitious: The company will show off its first licensed small cells along with services software that goes deep into the carrier core" Computerworld 8:10 AM
  • "When Will Tablet Shipments Overtake PCs?" Tech-Thoughts 6:43 AM
  • "Samsung storms into Silicon Valley with plans to build 'massive' semiconductor campus" Yahoo! News 2:06 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple may increase share buyback at shareholder meeting next week: Apple's annual shareholders meeting is scheduled for next week and it's already generating a lot of press" Macworld UK 11:24 AM
  • "What to Expect at Apple's Shareholder Meeting" Forbes 8:29 AM
  • "Outside Of The Box Logic And Why Apple Might Still Not Be A Buy" Seeking Alpha 8:21 AM
  • "Apple spent $1.97m lobbying US government in 2012, Google spent $18.22m" Macworld UK 8:47 AM
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft - Only 1 Winner Here" Seeking Alpha 8:57 AM
  • "The Young And Restless Portfolio: Selling Apple In This Aggressive Growth Portfolio" Seeking Alpha 12:07 PM
  • "Google tops $800. It's the new Apple ... for now" CNNMoney 12:42 PM
  • "AAPL: Ecosystem Matters, Says Raymond James; Pondering BB, Lumia Trends" Barron's 11:50 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks Ride Deal Talks to October 2007 Levels" [Paid Membership Required] 9:16 PM
  • "Dow and S&P close at new 5-year highs" CNNMoney 9:16 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises to Highest in Five Years on Merger Optimism" Bloomberg 1:37 PM
  • "Stock Futures Rise Amid More Deals Activity" TheStreet 8:27 AM
  • "Futures Follow European Shares Higher" FOXBusiness 8:28 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks slide; yen weighs Tokyo/Stocks in Hong Kong and Shanghai got slapped Tuesday after several local Chinese governments imposed further restrictions on home purchases, with the central bank's move to curb liquidity in the money markets also weighing on sentiment." MarketWatch 8:25 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise after German ZEW report/European stock markets posted broad-based gains on Tuesday, boosted by stronger-than-expected German economic-sentiment data, with shares of Danone SA among major advancers after a job-cut announcement." MarketWatch 8:25 AM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:18 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:42 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:18 PM

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