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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, February 25, 2013


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Thursday Highlights: New York Times broke the story of Apple joining forces with Volkswagen to build fleet of driverless vehicles for shuttling employees; Bloomberg notes Apple only testing a couple dozen vehicles while Google buys 20,000 SUVs for their efforts; Business Insider posts a few details from Apple's now-scrapped future-car ideas—more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Silicon Valley ponders more taxes on big employers like Apple due to "impact of rapid growth on housing and traffic"; iDownload Blog details how you can remove "mshelper" cryptominer malware from your Mac; on Wednesday, Jason Snell let us all know that OS X became as old as the Classic Mac OS; branded credit cards part of Apple, IKEA strategy to lure Millenials according to report; Adam Engst warns of phone scam purporting you have an iCloud breach; while an Android phone wins Tom's Guide's toughest smartphone test, iPhone X was "the toughest non-ruggedized phone".

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  • "Apple's Real Opportunity In Television: Everything But The TV Itself"  Forbes 8:09 AM
  • "Legal twist in Apple, Samsung case: A two-year legal battle between smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung has taken an unprecedented twist in Australia, with two Federal Court judges now hearing the case together." Australian Financial Review 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Wobbles as Mobile World's Walls Come Down: Openness. Choice. Balance. These are the early buzzwords at Mobile World Congress, the industry's massive annual confab ... More than anything, this year's conference seems to mark the end of Apple's mobile world dominance and the rise of rival devices that run on more open, developer- and network-friendly operating systems."  CNBC 9:16 AM
  • "Apple to FTC: Samsung and Google lose most of their cases over declared-essential patents" Foss Patents 4:42 PM
  • "Apple signals emerging-market rethink with India push" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Is Apple finally re-thinking its position on India?"  Reuters 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's International Retail Strategy" asymco 9:08 AM
  • "Apple settles lawsuit over apps aimed at kids — will pay $5 iTunes credit or cash" GigaOM 7:02 PM
  • "Apple settles in-app purchasing class action, agrees to pay $5 iTunes credit or cash refund" 9 to 5 Mac 7:02 PM
  • "Apple settles lawsuit over in-app purchases by kids: Apple has settled a lawsuit over the unauthorized use of in-app purchases within games, a practice that could rack up big bills." CNET News 9:07 PM
  • "Apple 'more flexible' under Tim Cook, says telecom chief: CEO of France Telecom-Orange tells Reporters that Apple is 'a little less arrogant than they used to be,' according to an All Things D Report." CNET News 9:12 PM
  • "Apple Now a Bit Easier to Deal With, and Other Observations From France Telecom's Straight-Talking CEO" AllThingsD 9:13 PM
  • "Microsoft introduces new Mac Office accreditation program" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "MYO Armband to Bring Gesture and Muscle-Recognition Control to Macs" MacRumors 9:37 AM
  • "$149 MYO armband brings wearable gesture control to Macs and iDevices" iDownload Blog 10:53 AM
  • "Myo gesture-control armband uses muscle power" CNET News 4:50 PM
  • "Microsoft latest to 'fess up to Java-based Mac attack: Redmond experiences 'similar intrusion' to Facebook and Apple" The Register 8:06 AM
  • "Mac troubleshooting: What to do when you can't connect to the Internet" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "Master TextExpander With These Helpful Tips & Tricks" Mactuts+ 8:27 AM
  • "MacMost Now 831: Widow and Orphan Lines In Pages" MacMost 7:42 AM
  • "Terminal 101: Using Man Pages" Mac|Life 4:48 PM
  • "AppleScript Productivity > Create OmniFocus Followups from Contacts" TUAW 8:28 AM
  • "When HandBrake won't rip your DVDs" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "How to Take a Screenshot on Your Mac" Macinstruct 9:07 AM
  • "Save Information From Email Messages And Be More Productive With Mail Clips [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:57 AM
  • "It's Time To Get Your Mac Geek On With The Most Customizable App Window Manager" Mac 360 7:42 AM
  • "How Your Mac Can Give You The News Every Hour, Or At Anytime With Just A Click" NoodleMac 7:42 AM
  • "Try This Clever, Cheap Mac App That Makes Your Desktop Wallpaper Smarter And Useful" Mac 360 7:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "Prana Studios chooses PipelineFX's Qube for Render Farming" Architosh 10:30 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Good Technology's Q4 2012 Device Activation Report Shows Apple Continues to Dominate the Enterprise: iOS Activations Capture 77 Percent of all Activations while Android Makes Notable Gains in Tablet Activations"  PRNewswire 8:58 AM
  • "Banks rebuilding reputations as Apple claims superbrand title" ["The survey, which claims Apple is the number one business brand in Britain, also shows an improvement in the reputation of BP following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP is ranked at 11 in the league table despite not featuring in the top 500 companies last year."] Telegraph 10:26 AM
  • "Android steals U.S. smartphone lead from iOS, says report" CNET News 9:08 AM
  • "Android's back, baby: Google's mobile operating system regains U.S. smartphone lead" VentureBeat 10:24 AM
  • "The iPhone is the most reliable handset, study says" Crave @ CNET 7:59 AM
  • "Chinese iPad builder 'turned river milk-white with pollutants': Apple supplier penalised for dumping waste water during Spring Festival" Macworld UK 7:53 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung go head-to-head at the Oscars" Fortune 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Showed Up, But It Was Samsung Who Took Home The Prize At The Oscars" App Advice 8:56 AM
  • "More Judges: Apple, Samsung Patent Fight is too Complicated" The Mac Observer 10:54 AM
  • "The Apple Vs. Samsung Case In Australia Is So Big It Needs Two Judges" Cult of Android 10:54 AM
  • "Apple Rejecting Apps Using Cookie-Tracking Methods, Signaling Push To Its Own Ad Identifier Technology Is Now Underway" TechCrunch 4:45 PM
  • "BB10 launches in India as Apple makes aggressive push" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 8:00 AM
  • "360 turnaround: Qihoo apps dropped by Apple" WantChinaTimes 8:37 AM
  • "Meet AppMachine, perhaps the most powerful 'create your own mobile app' product we've seen" The Next Web 9:09 AM
  • "Former Apple Chief Still Struggling At JC Penney" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 8:54 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung's Heft in Android Worries Google" [Paid Membership Required] 4:42 PM
  • "Marissa Mayer: Yahoos can no longer work from home" CNNMoney 1:42 PM
  • "Fujitsu unveils rugged Stylistic M702 tablet that can 'roll with the punches'" ZDNet 1:11 PM
  • "CAVE2: Not a Star Trek Holodeck Yet, but Getting Closer" Techland 12:57 PM
  • "Toshiba boffins claim battery life boost with SRAM tweaks" The Register 12:56 PM
  • "ZTE Launches 5.7IDG News Service 720p Grand Memo Smartphone With Quad-Core CPU And Android 4.1" TechCrunch 12:46 PM
  • "One step closer to holograms in the home" Mashable 11:56 AM
  • "i-mate's eye-catching phone to debut at Barcelona show: One of the most intriguing new phones being unveiled at this week's big wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, may be a sleek new Windows model developed in Redmond — and it's not coming from Microsoft." Seattle Times 11:52 AM
  • "Asus debuts PadFone Infinity and FonePad in Barcelona" TG Daily 12:53 PM
  • "Sony's $499 Xperia Tablet Z arrives in second quarter" TechHive 11:44 AM
  • "Ford, Spotify bring on-demand streaming music to cars" TechHive 11:43 AM
  • "AT&T to wirelessly connect most GM vehicles over LTE in 2014" Computerworld 10:44 AM
  • "Firefox to auto-block third-party ad cookies by summer" Computerworld 10:43 AM
  • "MasterCard to expand digital wallet service beyond NFC" Computerworld 10:43 AM
  • "Facebook blocks Vintage Camera app" BBC 10:26 AM
  • "LG Promises Better Batteries, Sharper Screens" PC Magazine 11:41 AM
  • "LG Acquiring WebOS Software, Engineers From Hewlett-Packard" Bloomberg 1:45 PM
  • "MWC: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 video demo" V3 1:01 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S IV to be unveiled March 14, company confirms" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:30 AM
  • "TC Interview: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Talks Windows Phone Alternatives, Low-End Devices And Email" TechCrunch 12:47 PM
  • "Qualcomm's decidedly different plan to connect your devices to the internet of things" GigaOM 9:31 AM
  • "DoubleTwist Teams Up With Qualcomm On Open Source AirPlay Alternative, 'MagicPlay'" TechCrunch 9:09 AM
  • "Google's plan to eat Amazon's lunch and dominate retailing" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1:05 PM
  • " Provides $4.4M In Grants To The Internet Society And NSRC To Improve Internet Access In Sub-Saharan Africa" TechCrunch 12:48 PM
  • "New Google campus planned, turning the Googleplex into a megaplex" Los Angeles Times 11:56 AM
  • "Google Just Described Its Incredibly Simple Plan To Kill Print Advertising" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Your Move, Apple As Samsung Is Set To Announce Galaxy S IV On March 14" App Advice 8:20 AM
  • "Neil Ticktin on Virtualization Benchmarks, Microsoft Office Certification and MacTech BootCamp II" MacVoicesTV 12:57 PM
  • "iMore show 338: Pre-post-PC" iMore 11:13 AM
  • "How Broken Sword Beat Dan Brown To The Da Vinci Code" Red Bull UK 9:19 AM
  • "iWatch could start wearable technology boom, say analysts" T3 7:52 AM
  • "iPad 5 Case Leak Hints At A Major Redesign [Photo] Redmond Pie 8:22 AM
  • "More New iPad 5 Case Designs Appear" AppleBitch 9:37 AM
  • "Apple will give popular jailbreak tool the banhammer with next iOS update: The evasi0n jailbreak uses exploits that will disappear in iOS 6.1.3." Ars Technica 6:25 PM
  • "Apple patches exploits in iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 that break evasi0n jailbreak" 9 to 5 Mac 1:29 PM
  • "Apple Is Beta-Testing A Fix For Evasi0n Jailbreak" Forbes 10:06 AM
  • "Upcoming iOS update likely to kneecap Evasi0n jailbreak" CNET News 4:50 PM
  • "Apple Patches Evasi0n Jailbreak With iOS 6.1.3 Beta" AppleBitch 2:36 PM
  • "Another iPhone Passcode Bypass Vulnerability Discovered" ThreatPost 4:45 PM
  • "Researchers find yet another way to get around iOS 6.1 passcode: It turns out there are two versions of this vulnerability in iOS 6.1." Ars Technica 4:45 PM
  • "Firefox handset OS to challenge Google, Apple" AFP-JiJi 9:59 AM
  • "Primate Labs testing shows 3-5% performance bump for updated Retina Display MacBook Pro notebooks" O'Grady's PowerPage 10:30 AM
  • "An Alarming new Device is in the Works for Android and iOS" Patent Bolt 1:46 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Stupid Game HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 7:55 AM
  • "Impossible Pixel For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:55 AM
  • "Dragons Jump For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 7:55 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:28 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:28 AM
  • "Apple iMac Prices -27 Inch Models -$1,599 To $2,199 -Best Deals, Reviews, And Information" MacReviewZone 12:53 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Prices -17 Inch Models -$1,050 To $2,160 -Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:53 PM
  • "iPod Nano Prices -$53 To $258 ... The Best iPod Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 11:45 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:27 AM

  • "Review: The iMac Gets Thinner and Faster/The new 21.5-inch Apple iMac is almost as thin as an iPhone 5 and it lives up to its promise on speed--but you're going to pay for it." Inc. 12:58 PM
  • "MacBook Pro (Retina Display) vs. Chromebook Pixel on video" ZDNet 9:15 AM
  • "Brydge+ keyboard with Bluetooth speakers for Apple iPad (review)" ZDNet 9:14 AM
  • "Review: Logitech's Ultrathin mini keyboard cover makes the wrong tradeoffs" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "Review: Pebble smartwatch is a few software updates short of greatness" TechHive 4:40 PM
  • "Sena Creativo case for iPhone review" PC Advisor 4:40 PM
  • "A Look at the Multifunction RokShield Mountable Case for iPhone 5" Wired 8:14 AM
  • "Review: New Trent Chargepak NT600C 6000mAh External Battery Pack" Run Around Tech 4:47 PM
  • "Review: The Battery Charging Case For The iPhone 5 That You've Been Waiting For" Business Insider 4:43 PM
  • "Review & Giveaway: Graft Concepts Leverage Case for iPhone 5" Run Around Tech 8:27 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars (for iPad)" PC Magazine 4:47 PM
  • "Shelf Control: Collect Your Favorite Sentences From Real Books With ClipBook" App Advice 8:34 AM
  • "Mokriya Turns Ugly Craigslist Into the Very Picture of Beauty" MacNewsWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Sun: iPhone Weather Web App" MacStories 4:42 PM
  • "Appidemic: Bird Jumper for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:25 AM
  • "Help a Little Blue Amoeba Retrieve His Lost Memories in Cyto – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 8:33 AM
  • "Yushino Review: Yushino turns turn-based multiplayer word games into a numbers game, and it works brilliantly." 148Apps 1:55 PM
  • "Hiding Purchased iBooks" iLounge 1:56 PM
  • "How To: Display Your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on a TV" 148Apps 1:56 PM
  • "How to Back Up Your Cydia Downloads Before Upgrading iOS" Lifehacker 8:34 AM
  • "Trade iPhone for Android (or Vice Versa) Without Losing Your Data" Popular Mechanics 2:35 PM
  • "PadGadget's iPad Tips: Using iBooks" PadGadget 10:54 AM
  • "An Easy Way To Detect Fraudulent/Phishing Emails" MacNews Blog 7:41 AM
  • "Apple takes a giant step backward in advertising strategy" Examiner 9:17 PM
  • "Will Apple Hold Its Ground Against Hong Kong Legal Challenge Over the iPhone 5?" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 4:42 PM
  • "Will Android out cool Apple?" Embedded 12:54 PM
  • "What David Einhorn Is Doing Foreshadows the Beginning of the End at Apple"  TheStreet 11:13 AM
  • "Apple isn't building retail stores as fast as its sales are growing" GigaOM 11:12 AM
  • "Samsung turning up the heat on Apple" MarketWatch 11:13 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S4 and Knox: iPhone versus Android just got exciting again" ZDNet 11:04 AM
  • "MWC: Balance --why Apple should welcome the Firefox OS" Computerworld 10:54 AM
  • "The Problem With Apps Is Smartphones" 10:53 AM
  • "15 Apps The Tech World Is Obsessed With Right Now" [Slideshow] Business Insider 10:17 AM
  • "If Apple had unveiled Google Glasses..."  Network World 10:10 AM
  • "HP's New $169 Tablet Is A Missile Fired Right At Apple"  Business Insider 9:07 AM
  • "Apple Jacked Up My Podcasts. What's Next?" Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "Apple: Why bad news just keeps on coming/Analysts fail to accept changing sentiment, reality"  MarketWatch 8:53 AM
  • "What's the Fuss About Home Automation and iOS?"  Apple Gazette 8:28 AM
  • "There's One Very Good Reason The Next iPhone Might Be Bigger AND Cheaper" Business Insider 8:19 AM
  • "Is the iPad saving lads' mags?" Telegraph 8:16 AM
  • "Is Samsung About To Hand The Initiative Back To Apple in Smartphones?" Forbes 8:09 AM
  • "When It Comes To Retail Stores, Apple Has A Secret Weapon That Google Does Not Have" Mac 360 7:42 AM
  • "Apple's Steve Wozniak Will Always Tell You What He Thinks (and that's the problem)" BohemianBoomer 7:42 AM
  • "iOS plus inspired design equals awesome 'iWatch'" PCWorld 1:14 PM
  • "Durability Will Be Apple's Biggest Challenge to Making a Curved iWatch" Wired 1:13 PM
  • "A Few Thoughts On Apple's iWatch, Why I Want One, And Why You'll Buy One, Too" TeraTalks 7:42 AM
  • "Google Looks Like A Pre-Surge Apple With Less Risk" Seeking Alpha 9:19 PM
  • "Samsung's Heft in Android Worries Google" [Paid Membership Required] 5:42 PM
  • "URLs for Google search results: now cruft-free?" Betalogue 5:38 PM
  • "Will The New 'Copyright Alert System' Actually Stop People From Downloading Music and Movies Illegally?" Forbes 5:22 PM
  • "Loaded terms: How a Pittsburgh artist beat the most bogus trademark in drinking game history" Boing Boing 6:06 PM
  • "Are You A Data Hoarder? Big data craze inspires some IT managers to save every possible bit of data. Bad idea, says an industry practitioner's group." InformationWeek 1:30 PM
  • "FirefoxOS #Fail: The Web is Not the Platform" BYTE 1:30 PM
  • "Hands On: Alcatel One Touch Fire Firefox OS Phone" PC Magazine 12:56 PM
  • "The PC of 2023 is your smartphone and cloud" ZDNet 1:13 PM
  • "A decade of Tablet PCs: What have I learned?" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2: Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" Wired 1:07 PM
  • "Inside the Tomb Raider reboot" TG Daily 12:52 PM
  • "Stop Trying To Make WebOS Happen. It's Not Going To Happen" TechCrunch 12:48 PM
  • "This Is What It'll Be Like Using The New Firefox Phones" [Slideshow] Business Insider 10:53 AM
  • "Final Review: Microsoft Surface Pro" Forbes 8:34 AM
  • "Big data is dead, long live big data: Thoughts heading to Strata/The biggest problems will almost always be those for which the size of the data is part of the problem." O'Reilly Radar 8:33 AM
  • "Unwearable tech: Five ways IT garb's gone Horribly Wrong/Yeah, um, good luck with those glasses, Google" The Register 8:20 AM
  • "Surface Pro vs. PC gaming: We torture test the tablet's gaming prowess" PCWorld 8:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "2-in-1 iPhone Lightning cable inspired by Transformers: The Orobis Transform 2-in-1 Lightning and Micro-USB cable takes an Autobot approach to cable design with a foldable connector tip." CNET News 1:50 PM
  • "This Solid Gold iPhone 5 Case Is The Most Expensive Way To Protect Your iPhone" Cult of Mac 12:59 PM
  • "Israeli cooking app at core of Apple ad campaign" Haaretz 11:12 AM
  • "Logitech's Tiny iPad Mini Keyboard Case Is Just Too Small [MWC2013] Cult of Mac 10:53 AM
  • "Events: LearnVirtual events on Adaptive Reuse and Renovation" Architosh 10:39 AM
  • "This Awesome Weather App Has The Best Anti-Piracy Protection You'll Ever See" Cult of Mac 9:17 AM
  • "Bizarre Brikk cases for the iPhone 5 are made from solid gold or platinum" SlashGear 9:17 AM
  • "$1.99 iPhone app helps filmmaker win Oscar" Digital Trends 9:16 AM
  • "Big Idea Games Releases 5-Star Rated Clamor, a Highly Addictive and Genre-Bending Word Game" PRNewswire 8:58 AM
  • "Daily iPad App: Thirst aggregates the news so you don't have to" TUAW 8:33 AM
  • "Facebook to offer free or discounted data for Messenger iOS app in international push" AppleInsider 8:29 AM
  • "Polycom Releases RealPresence® Mobile 2.2 App to Bring the Power and Productivity of Secure HD Video Collaboration, Content Sharing and SmartPairing™ Technology to More Smartphones and Tablets" Business Wire 8:26 AM
  • "Aetna Launches Smartphone App That Lets Global Customers File Claims on the Go" Business Wire 8:26 AM
  • "Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks Launches Free Android Hunting and Fishing Application" Business Wire 8:26 AM
  • "Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5 announced" AppleTell 8:25 AM
  • "LivePapers: Customizable Live Wallpapers For iPhone Home & Lock Screen" AddictiveTips 8:23 AM
  • "Mophie Juice Pack Air Case For iPhone 5 Announced, Comes Packed With A Monstrous Battery [Video] Redmond Pie 8:22 AM
  • "SketchBook Pro For iPad Updated With Time-Lapse Recording Feature And More" App Advice 8:19 AM
  • "This Could Be The Google Talk iOS App We've Been Waiting For" App Advice 8:19 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of February 25: iPhoto, Protecting Your Data and Gadgets" The MUG Center 8:19 AM
  • "New Features for SaxoTrader iPhone® and iPad®" PRNewswire 8:14 AM
  • "Shazam conjures iPad and Android tablet versions, zips past 300 million users" Engadget 9:59 AM
  • "Shazam hits 300 million global users, celebrates with an overhaul of its iPad and Android tablet apps" The Next Web 8:12 AM
  • "Mark Cuban And 500 Startups-Backed Switchcam Launches iPhone App And Director Dashboard In Public Beta" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Hard Crystal Back Cover for iPhone 5 (Australian Flag)" USBfever 7:45 AM
  • "Hard Crystal Back Cover for iPhone 5 (Canadian Flag)" USBfever 7:45 AM
  • "Announcing Back and Forth 2 a Free Version of the Popular iOS Word Game" prMac 10:54 AM
  • "Trucks and Shadows kids app of the most amazing vehicles in the world" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "MapItAll makes everyday travel much easier and efficient" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Snapalicious for iPhone Updated to 1.5" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Life Inventory - iPhone and iPad Apps that Can Change Quality of Life" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Black Operations v2 for iPhone and iPad - Now Free for a Limited Time" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Black Operations v2 for iPhone and iPad - Now Free for a Limited Time" prMac 7:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP chairman to meet with top investors over board spat" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "H-P's Board Signals Closer Oversight of CEO: Directors Hire Outside Lawyers to Probe $11 Billion Purchase" [Paid Membership Required] 9:06 PM
  • "Union pension group to meet with HP officials, seeks new auditor" Reuters 10:14 AM
  • "HP takes cautious step into Android waters with new tablet" CNNMoney 10:41 AM
  • "HP's $170 Android Tablet Is Devastating News For Microsoft" Business Insider 9:58 AM
  • "HP Touts Slate7 Tablet" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "Hands On With the HP Slate 7, a Tablet That Prints" PC Magazine 11:40 AM
  • "HP's ElitePad 900 now so elite, you've probably not heard of it" Channel Register 12:56 PM
  • "HP To Sell WebOS To LG" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "HP sells webOS rights to LG for smart TVs: LG agrees to buy the HP mobile operating system's source code and engineering team for undisclosed sum" Computerworld 5:21 PM
  • "HP finally parts with webOS in LG Electronics deal" Associated Press 5:22 PM
  • "HP unveils big data security strategy: HP's approach calls for combining Autonomy's search and knowledge management capabilities with ArcSight security-event and information management" Network World 11:28 AM
  • "HP joins Hadoop party with security plug-in for ArcSight" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "With Windows 'Blue' rumored, the Windows 8 fire sale begins: Rumors say the next version of Windows will arrive soon. Windows 8 sales are bound to fall, and prices can't be far behind" InfoWorld 11:27 AM
  • "Nokia Says Windows 8 Can Become Biggest OS" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Says Windows Phone Store Now Features More Than 130K Apps, 40K New Developers Registered Since WP8 Launch" TechCrunch 12:49 PM
  • " outage leaves users locked out of accounts" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • " suffers downtime, but status page says otherwise" CNET News 1:48 PM
  • "Talking Numbers: Microsoft vs. Google" [Video Report] CNBC 4:40 PM
  • "IBM skips BladeCenter chassis with Power7+ rollout" The Register 12:56 PM
  • "A trio of Lenovo tablets at MWC 2013" TG Daily 12:53 PM
  • "Dell takes aim at iPad, uncloaks enterprise-level Win8 tablet" The Register 12:56 PM
  • "Intel debuts new smartphone chip as mobile market consolidates" Reuters 9:59 AM
  • "Intel smartphone chip with 3D transistors to ship this year: Intel's smartphone chip code-named Merrifield will ship to smartphone makers this year, and phones could appear next year" IDG News Service 10:45 AM
  • "Intel upgrades 32-nm SoC for smartphones" EE Times 11:03 AM
  • "Intel's Dual-Core CloverTrail+ Atom Z2580 Impresses, But Likely Won't Be Intel's Smartphone Savior" TechCrunch 12:48 PM
  • "Intel Mobile Moves Include Refocus on Android Tablets" WSJ Blogs 10:00 AM
  • "Intel steps up its Atom mobile push" ZDNet 1:13 PM
  • "Intel's new offerings focus on tablets" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:15 AM
  • "Intel takes big step in chip foundry business" Reuters 9:15 PM
  • "Intel Adds Altera as Foundry Customer" [Paid Membership Required] 9:07 PM
  • "AMD updates remote graphics for VDI with FirePro R5000 adapter" V3 1:00 PM
  • "West Virginia auditor blasts Cisco, state for 'oversized' router buy/West Virginia wasted millions in federal grant money when it purchased 1,164 Cisco routers for $24 million in 2010, a state audit concluded." Computerworld New Zealand 5:28 PM
  • "Why a one-room West Virginia library runs a $20,000 Cisco router: Cisco, West Virginia wasted $5M on enterprise-class routers." Ars Technica 8:58 PM
  • "Cisco Completes Intucell Buy, Bolsters Mobility Group" CRN 10:42 AM
  • "Telecom chiefs attack US internet groups: In unusually aggressive comments, European telecoms operators have attacked US technology and internet groups over monopolistic practices, as well as the industry regulators for ignoring their call for consolidation." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:16 AM
  • "Tech leaders plan virtual push on immigration" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 11:47 AM
  • "Bloomberg, Top Tech Investors Plan Virtual March For Immigration" TechCrunch 12:46 PM
  • "Mobile World Congress: Barcelona's phone fest" BBC 10:26 AM
  • "Brave new world: First look at the Mobile World Congress' new venue/David Phelan explores the biggest mobile phone trade show in the world and checks out Samsung's latest offerings" The Independent 11:26 AM
  • "BYOD gets attention at Mobile World Congress" PCWorld 11:44 AM
  • "MWC day one round up: Huawei and Firefox kick off Barcelona bash" V3 1:02 PM
  • "On Day 1 of Mobile World Congress, here's what mattered" CNET Reviews 1:49 PM
  • "Security Pros Say Lack Of Skilled Workers Is The Biggest Threat" CRN 10:42 AM
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  • "Why Charlie Wolf lowered his Apple price target to $710" Fortune 12:55 PM
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  • "Worries Over Apple Q2 Will Pressure Shares" Seeking Alpha 8:08 AM
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Industry News
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  • "U.S. Stocks Fall Most Since November on Italian Elections" Bloomberg 4:52 PM
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  • "Monday Selloff: Dow Tumbles 200, S&P Breaks Below 1500 on Italy Election Worries; Vix Soars 35%" CNBC 4:52 PM
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  • "Stocks: It's all international/U.S. stock futures were higher Monday, following gains overseas." CNNMoney 9:32 AM
  • "U.K. stocks shake off Moody's, Italy poll" MarketWatch 1:41 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks stand out in mostly upbeat Asia" MarketWatch 9:35 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rally after Italy election polls" MarketWatch 9:35 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:44 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:09 PM
  • "Tech Sector Bargains: Morning Movers/Portfolio Manager David Peltier looks for value in the technology sector, which has lagged year-to-date." [Video Report] TheStreet 9:56 AM

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