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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, March 11, 2013


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "Google in the Background of Samsung, Apple Battle: Steven Levy, senior writer at Wired Magazine, examines Google's role in the battle for smartphone supremacy between Samsung and Apple and looks at Samsung's latest offering." [Video Report]  Bloomberg 8:26 AM
  • "Can Apple do it again with the iWatch? When looking at the potential for a really smart watch, the idea of an Apple iWatch looks almost sensible. Still, there is a long way between the attractive idea and stuffing the required computer power in a wristwatch"  The Guardian 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Will Announce Plans for Cash Hoard, Gamco Says"  Bloomberg 3:29 PM
  • "Apple may be close to resolving Brazilian iPhone trademark fight" CNET News 8:31 AM
  • "Apple close to deal with Brazilian 'iPhone' name holder" Electronista 8:31 AM
  • "Second Apple-Samsung lawsuit in California to go ahead: The judge had earlier said she might consider putting the case on hold pending resolution of an appeal in another lawsuit" IDG News Service 8:42 AM
  • "Apple's Second Samsung Suit Sails On" AllThingsD 8:45 AM
  • "Apple v Samsung Moves Forward, But Samsung Probably Doesn't Care" The Mac Observer 9:44 AM
  • "Apple Having to Hand Over More Information in Privacy Case" TMCnet 9:43 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft changes licensing for Mac Office" ZDNet 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft changes Office licensing, allows transfer to new systems: After users complained, Microsoft changed its licensing terms for the latest versions of Office." MacFixIt 7:34 PM
  • "Apple in business: The support IT doesn't know about/Apple is no Microsoft, but it has more IT options for supporting Macs and iOS devices than you might think" InfoWorld 1:35 PM
  • "Apple plugs App Store HTTPS omission 6 months later: It took Apple 6 months to plug a hole in the App Store that could have lead to various security issues" Macworld UK 8:29 AM
  • "Lack of HTTPS on iOS App Store left users open to attacks, researcher says" Techworld 1:34 PM
  • "What to do when a Mac won't boot to Safe Mode: If your system hangs when going into Safe Mode, or will not load into Safe Mode at all, there are a couple of things you can do to fix the situation." MacFixIt 7:20 PM
  • "More Tips for Troubleshooting Automator Workflows" TUAW 10:37 AM
  • "Tip: Connecting to older AFP NAS devices with Mountain Lion" MacWindows 8:36 AM
  • "Use the White EarBuds to Control iTunes in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 11:06 AM
  • "How to Find Your Mac's IP Address" Macinstruct 9:37 AM
  • "How to quickly eject single or multiple partitions in OS X" Amsys 9:37 AM
  • "Film Stocks is handy film stock filter with layers, masks, blend modes" Layers Magazine 9:03 AM
  • "Mac Tips: 'You Are Not Connected to the Internet" FairerPlatform 8:16 AM
  • "Control Time Machine from the command line with tmutil" Mac OS X Hints 9:44 AM
  • "What's More Powerful Than The Mac's Finder? A Finder Replacement With Super Powers" Mac 360 8:18 AM
  • "2 Free Mac Tools To Customize OS X, And Enable Secret, Hidden Features You'll Love" BohemianBoomer 8:18 AM
  • "How To Draw, Annotate, And Highlight Right On Your Mac's Screen" Mac 360 8:18 AM
  • "Search The Web's Search Engines For Images And Photos Using This Free Mac App" McSolo 8:18 AM
  • "Try The Simple Calendar App That Does What A Mac Doesn't Do In OS X's Calendar" TeraTalks 8:18 AM
  • "If Your Mac's Menubar Is Cluttered With A Few Dozen Utilities, Then You Need A 'Bartender' App" NoodleMac 8:16 AM
  • "Where to look for the best deals on Mac apps" GigaOM 8:44 AM
  • "How to think like a Mac geek" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "Where's Apple's next OS X? No sign of OS X 10.9 preview means Apple's running later than last two years" Computerworld 8:49 AM
  • "How I ditched the security risks and lived without Java, Reader, and Flash" PCWorld 8:29 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pro Tools 10.3.4" AVid 8:15 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Viral video star sues Apple over sample sold on iTunes: Kimberly Wilkins, who goes by the nickname 'Sweet Brown,' sues Apple and local radio stations over what she says is the unauthorized use of her interview in a song sold on iTunes." CNET News 3:53 PM
  • "Samsung Utterly Dominates Apple In China's Smartphone Market" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Fujifilm Touch Screen Poised to Aid Microsoft Vs. Apple" Bloomberg 8:26 AM
  • "iOS still dominates inflight internet usage" T3 8:44 AM
  • "Kate Spade to use iPads as retail signage: Fashion retailer Kate Spade is rolling out iPads in its stores as signs beginning with Japan, then onto the U.S." CNET News 3:11 PM
  • "Watch a vintage Mac 512K talk to an iMac via Siri" TUAW 8:34 AM
  • "Vauxhall Adam Siri edition, the first Apple iCar?" Pocket-lint 9:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "U.S. Demands China Block Cyberattacks and Agree to Rules" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:12 PM
  • "txtr beagle lands in the US for $69" TG Daily 12:23 PM
  • "An Anti-iPad for India: Suneet Singh Tuli, the man behind the ultracheap Aakash 2 tablet, says the West doesn't understand mobile business in the developing world." Technology Review 12:18 PM
  • "Twitter Opens Tweet Archive Access To Users In 12 More Languages, Including Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Malay and Spanish" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "Rovio's 'Angry Birds Toons' To Be Bundled In Company's Mobile Games, Will Arrive March 17" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
  • "Richard Garriott talks candidly about his next big thing: Shroud of the Avatar" PCWorld 12:00 PM
  • "SXSW show floor: Beam videoconferencing device takes a spin" PCWorld 12:00 PM
  • "Engenius announces new lineup of outdoor Wi-Fi access points and bridges" PCWorld 11:59 AM
  • "Rebooting the dashboard" Fortune 11:39 AM
  • "Facebook app developers frustrated with experience" Reuters 11:19 AM
  • "For A Crazy $5.99 A Month, The $99 TiVo Mini Will Pull Recordings From A TiVo Premiere" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "AT&T to Begin Taking Preorders of BlackBerry Z10 Phone Tomorrow" Bloomberg 11:09 AM
  • "Maxis Head Says SimCity Server Problems 'Almost Behind Us'" Forbes 11:37 AM
  • "EA offers free game to grumpy SimCity players" TG Daily 12:24 PM
  • "Memoto Mini Camera Automatically Captures Your Life Every 30 Seconds" ABCNews 11:06 AM
  • "Samsung Knox Raises Android Security Game" BYTE 10:57 AM
  • "Galaxy S IV Reportedly Leaks, Remains Visually Similar To Galaxy S III" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "Google Glass: Expect widespread usage bans over privacy concerns" ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "Google Glass gets 'fashion fingerprinting' with InSight app" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "Douglas Adams Gets Interactive 'Hitchhiker's' Google Doodle" PC Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "Google's Singhal: Speech, natural language recognition among search's biggest challenges" PCWorld 11:59 AM
  • "New Domain Names Herald Latest Land Grab" Forbes 10:34 AM
  • "Tim Berners-Lee on the making of new worlds" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:05 AM
  • "ST-Ericsson CEO to step down as overhaul looms" Reuters 10:26 AM
  • "Alleged Galaxy S 4 images show Samsung may (smartly) stick with a proven design" GigaOM 10:02 AM
  • "Samsung will try to One-Up the iPhone with a new 3D Camera" Patently Apple 9:24 AM
  • "An Anti-iPad for India: Suneet Singh Tuli, the man behind the ultracheap Aakash 2 tablet, says the West doesn't understand mobile business in the developing world." Technology Review 8:52 AM
  • "Ted Landau Talks About His Tech Writing Process, iWatch Needs and Apple Product Cycles" MacVoices 3:20 PM
  • "We review Filetransporter and Week Cal. One is a cool way to share files without the 'cloud' and the other is a cool way to keep track of what's going on." The MT Show 8:12 AM
  • "Why Apple's secrecy is frustrating Mac Pro customers: Apple's habit of keeping things close to the vest threatens the allure of one of its oldest, and still important, products." CNET News 1:34 PM
  • "Exclusive: super-early iPhone prototype had 5"x7" screen, serial port/What did the iPhone look like before it looked like an iPhone?" Ars Technica 8:28 AM
  • "Early Apple iPhone Developer Prototype Looked More Like An iPad, Had Ethernet And Serial Ports" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Former Apple employee reveals 2005 iPhone dev kit, complete with 8.6-inch screen and serial port" The Verge 8:58 AM
  • "Early iPhone prototype sported 5x7-inch screen" CNET News 9:43 AM
  • "2005 iPhone prototype looks more like an iPad" Edible Apple 9:21 AM
  • "Early iPhone Sported 5x7 Display, Serial Port" PC Magazine 1:34 PM
  • "Early iPhone Prototype Looked Radically Different" Mashable 10:08 AM
  • "Tweaked Apple TV features smaller custom A5 chip" AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "Apple TV's new, smaller A5 processor could be quietly momentous update: Apple's 'hobby' is once again the guinea pig for a new manufacturing process." Ars Technica 10:09 AM
  • "Apple TV Refresh Does Indeed Contain Smaller A5 Processor" Redmond Pie 8:36 AM
  • "Updated Apple TV taken apart, reveals tiny A5 system-on-a-chip" iMore 8:40 AM
  • "New Apple TV may hint at Apple-Samsung divorce" The Register 3:28 PM
  • "MacBooks Ace Laptop Survey Ratings – Again" MacPrices 8:06 AM
  • "Is Apple Already Sourcing Processors Beyond Samsung?" Forbes 3:21 PM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to the Ports on Your Mac" Mactuts+ 8:39 AM
  • "Retina MacBook Pro Beats 18 Windows 8 Laptops in Battery Life Test" MacRumors 10:08 AM
  • "Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display tops over 18 other notebooks in battery life tests" Edible Apple 9:44 AM
  • "MacBook Pro with Retina users report fan issue" TUAW 10:10 AM
  • "Some 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina users report fan issues, SanDisk SSDs could be part of problem" O'Grady's PowerPage 10:41 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "SnapBack (Photography) For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:21 AM
  • "Knights of Pen & Paper For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:21 AM
  • "Stunt Bunnies Circus For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:21 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "Mac Pro Prices -6 And 4 Core Models... $1,150 to $2,999 -Best Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 1:36 PM
  • "Refurbished & Used iMac Prices -Deals Start From $169 -Closeout, OpenBox, Refurbished And Used" MacReviewZone 1:36 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:36 AM

  • "13-Inch Retina-Equipped Macbook Pro Bests Rivals In Battery Life Test" BGR 5:54 PM
  • "MacBook Pro with Retina Display Beats Chromebook, Windows 8 Battery Life" Macgasm 9:29 PM
  • "V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Headphones Look Great & Sound Amazing" The Mac Observer 4:38 PM
  • "Review: Mophie's iPhone 5 Juice Pack Helium and Air battery cases compared" 9 to 5 Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Ampjacket Review – iPhone Case To Amplify Audio" Apple'n'Apps 4:29 PM
  • "Fly Or Die: Skullcandy Crushers" TechCrunch 9:44 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "MapQuest Travel Blogs iOS app: Capture and share your journeys" TUAW 8:33 AM
  • "Enjoy Cooking and Eating Better with Green Kitchen's Healthy Desserts — iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:36 AM
  • "Facetune Photo Editing App Helps Retouch People's Faces" AllThingsD 8:45 AM
  • "How Your iPhone Can Improve Portrait Photos In Ways That Photoshop Cannot" Mac 360 8:17 AM
  • "PredictiveTyper – Text Editor with Smart & Predictive Text Keyboard" Best App Site 8:14 AM
  • "MessageMe: Cross-Platform Mobile Messenger With Great Sharing Options" AddictiveTips 8:39 AM
  • "123D Creature Is an Awesome Exercise in Facing Your Monsters" MacNewsWorld 8:39 AM
  • "Appidemic: Sporos for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:43 AM
  • "'Dungeon Plunder' Review - A Roguelike that Plays the Odds (Review)" Touch Arcade 2:53 PM
  • "'Jones On Fire' Review - Run Through Flames, Rescue Kitties" Touch Arcade 3:14 PM
  • "Roll: Boulder Smash Review/Crushing random objects and critters with a massive rock is a surprising amount of simple fun." 148Apps 3:13 PM
  • "Block Fortress Review: Oh, Foursaken Media, will you ever release something that *isn't* great?" 148Apps 9:25 AM
  • "Please Stay Calm – Zombie Apocalypse Survival MMO RPG Revew" 148Apps 8:39 AM
  • "Melodive Review: Melodive is one fun, crazy fall that's tough to control." 148Apps 3:29 PM
  • "Using GarageBand for iPad Part 2: Bass and Guitar" MacMost 8:38 AM
  • "How to migrate from Android to iPhone" TechHive 8:33 AM
  • "How to protect your iPhone from thieves: The iPhone has become a popular target for thieves, so we've put together a guide to help you locate a lost device and ensure your data is kept away from prying eyes" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "Create, Find, & Modify Notes with Siri in iOS" OS X Daily 11:05 AM
  • "PadGadget's iPad Tips: Mirroring the iPad to Apple TV" PadGadget 10:37 AM
  • "Listen To Audio From YouTube Videos In The Background On Your iPhone or iPad [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Apple's New 'Brilliant' And 'Discover' Ads Show Off iPhone 5 Features [Video] Cult of Mac 9:29 PM
  • "Data suggests cheaper iPhone could help Apple clean up in emerging markets" BGR News 8:45 PM
  • "Bad Apple? Who's To Blame For Kids' In-Game Shopping Sprees?" Forbes 2:53 PM
  • "Fingerprint scanning, NFC rumored for iPhone 5S" iMore 4:29 PM
  • "iPhone 5S to Include Both Fingerprint Sensor and NFC?" MacRumors 3:10 PM
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5S Will Incorporate Fingerprint Sensor" AppleBitch 1:35 PM
  • "Your smartphone's battery is lame. What are you doing about it?" Houston Chronicle 1:35 PM
  • "iPad sales collapse? iPad mini leads to changes in buying behavior" Network World 11:06 AM
  • "Tom Keene Destroys Apple With One Simple Question" Business Insider 10:42 AM
  • "Another impressive lockscreen mod shows how much innovation is possible from Apple in iOS 7" 9 to 5 Mac 9:44 AM
  • "Is Apple Capitulating? Apple has received more than its fair share of criticism from Wall Street in recent days, and Monday is no different. That may be a sign that capitulation is starting to happen though." TheStreet 9:39 AM
  • "Are Apple's famous defectors going to have an impact on the popularity of iPhones?"  ZDNet 9:22 AM
  • "Apple Case Design in 2013, Part 1: On Protection + Priorities" iLounge 9:03 AM
  • "Toshiba's new digital camera technology might show up in an iOS product" AppleDailyReport 8:45 AM
  • "Apple too closed for Mozilla, so no Firefox for iOS" Crave @ CNET 8:57 AM
  • "No Firefox web browser for iPhone or iPad unless Apple relaxes its rules" iMore 8:40 AM
  • "Where are the Android users?" asymco 8:39 AM
  • "How Does iPhone Reliability Compare To Samsung, Nokia, Motorola As Told By Their Customers?" Mac 360 8:17 AM
  • "Tod Machover: composer's social media symphony for Toronto" BBC 9:13 PM
  • "Video of flame-shooting giant robotic octopus" Boing Boing 7:27 PM
  • "Unicorn Apocalypse Is Real And It Sucks" TechCrunch 4:22 PM
  • "Guy Kawasaki, Google Explore the Future of Search" PC Magazine 2:53 PM
  • "Dell Latitude 10 review" ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "Distro deluge: Six imminent Linux releases previewed" ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "Why I Hacked Donkey Kong for My Daughter" Wired 12:31 PM
  • "The Quantified Self Evolves: A South By Southwest (SXSW) Vision of How Gadgets Will Teach Us About Ourselves" Techland 12:28 PM
  • "Someone Calculated How Many Calories A Mouse Click Burns" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "Is buying 'refurbished' electronics a good idea?" Today 11:53 AM
  • "How hackers spy on women through their webcams: Using remote administration tools, 'ratters' are making women the unsuspecting victims to prying eyes" Salon 12:12 PM
  • "Why are there still so few women in science and tech?" Fortune 11:38 AM
  • "Tablet Web Traffic Greater than Smartphones" Forbes 11:37 AM
  • "14 offline-capable Chromebook apps for IT pros" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 11:45 AM
  • "Chromebook Pixel: My First Week Living In Cloud" InformationWeek 11:43 AM
  • "New Layoffs Show Google Still Trying to Connect Motorola to Profitability" E-Commerce Times 11:34 AM
  • "Set-top box battle: Dish's Hopper with Sling Vs. Comcast's Xfinity X1" Denver Post 11:32 AM
  • "On Top Of The World: Which Countries Are Most Ready For The Cloud?" [Slideshow] CRN 11:16 AM
  • "5 Wins Samsung Needs For Galaxy S4 To Succeed" Forbes 11:37 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S4: What to expect and what really matters" Computerworld 11:18 AM
  • "Is Storage Saving Virtual Desktop Infrastructure?" InformationWeek 10:58 AM
  • "The elusive third great mobile OS" CNET News 10:48 AM
  • "Insight: On Facebook, app makers face a treacherous path" Reuters 10:30 AM
  • "Nokia Makes The Right Move With Lumia 520" Seeking Alpha 10:29 AM
  • "Google Glass: Expect widespread usage bans over privacy concerns" ZDNet 9:22 AM
  • "Review: TiVo Mini is a cheaper way to share (most of) the TiVo love around the house" TechHive 9:05 AM
  • "The elusive third great mobile OS" CNET News 8:52 AM
  • "You Knew This Would Happen, Right? The Next Big Craze Is The 'Personal Social Network" PixoBebo 8:17 AM
  • "Ten reasons daylight saving time is EVIL." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 8:17 AM
  • "Vatican Shocker: Cardinals tap Siri as next pope" Scoopertino 8:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Microsoft's Lync 2013 now available for Windows Phone, iOS app due later this week" Engadget 4:22 PM
  • "Facetune for iOS is an intuitive, easy way to touch up portrait photos" The Next Web 4:22 PM
  • "Reebok Fitness shakes up stale exercise routines on Android and iOS (Video)" Engadget 3:30 PM
  • "Seidio's Waterproof OBEX Case Now Available For The iPhone 5" App Advice 3:29 PM
  • "Gmail's Mobile Web And Offline Apps Get The iOS Treatment, Add Improved Search And Calendar Support" TechCrunch 3:12 PM
  • "Snag More Than 700 Marvel First Issue Comics For Free On Your iOS Device" App Advice 2:53 PM
  • "Leading European CAD developer says iPad most exciting platform in AEC industry" Architosh 2:28 PM
  • "10 Must-Have iPhone Apps: Which iPhone apps are so essential that everyone should download them? These 10 are a solid place to start." PC Magazine 1:35 PM
  • "Today's Apps Gone Free: Miko Goes On Vacation, Leaf Notes, Quotes Folder And More" App Advice 11:14 AM
  • "Ask Ziggy's new API allows any app to have its own built-in Siri" The Next Web 11:06 AM
  • "Aerohive Networks' Wi-Fi and Cloud Networking Solutions Now Available on Apple Online Stores Throughout Europe" Business Wire 10:13 AM
  • "Angry Birds Rio Gets Updated With 36 New Levels, New Episode" iClarified 10:01 AM
  • "Dual Power Bank portable charger can charge an iPhone and iPad simultaneously" Shiny Shiny 9:39 AM
  • "Trendr designed to help professionals meet face to face" AppleDailyReport 9:03 AM
  • "OpenTable For iPad Gets A Makeover To Make Restaurant Reservation Easier" App Advice 8:58 AM
  • "Anyglove Turns Any Glove Into A Touch-Screen Glove" Cult of Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Givit gives its video-editing iOS app a social boost, with in-app following, new public feeds and more" The Next Web 8:46 AM
  • "Metal Slug X catapults onto iOS and Android" AppleTell 8:42 AM
  • "Philips Debuts Open APIs And An iOS SDK For Hue Connected Lighting System" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of March 11: Apple's Dave Marra, The Mac Observer's John Martellaro, Genealogy and More" The MUG Center 8:17 AM
  • "Leading European CAD developer says iPad most exciting platform in AEC industry" Architosh 8:12 AM
  • "Flowing - Photos Flowing in Stunning Layouts" prMac 10:09 AM
  • "iPhone and iPad Apps Can Enhance User's Existence with Life Inventory" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "PhotoNova 2 released for iOS - The Ultimate Photo Editing App" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "New iPhone App for Hispanics" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Hidden Creek Software Releases Math Trick iPhone/iPad Application" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Graviton Block 1.0 released for iOS - Not a Tetrinomino, but close" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "iOS App for Knowing, Tracking and Tuning 7 Chakras in Your Body" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Insider Tales: Vanished in Rome - Now Available for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Free App - Cornered! Teaches Kids How to Turn A Bully Around" prMac 8:12 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Lets Icahn Review Books Amid Mounting LBO Opposition" Bloomberg 10:14 AM
  • "Icahn says Dell agrees to confidential look at books" Reuters 10:17 AM
  • "Dell inks hush-hush book pact with investor Icahn" V3 12:29 PM
  • "Dell's Fate Hinges on Icahn" TheStreet 10:22 AM
  • "Dell Pact Lets Icahn Look Into Its Books" [Paid Membership Required] 6:09 PM
  • "Carl Icahn and Dell Enter Confidentiality Agreement Over Buyout Deal" AllThingsD 10:01 AM
  • "Icahn Signs Confidentiality Agreement With Dell" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:15 AM
  • "Icahn, Dell Enter Confidentiality Pact" WSJ Blogs 9:45 AM
  • "Dell's having a fiddle with Violin Memory - but will it flash the cash?" The Register 12:26 PM
  • "Dell, Canonical announce new Ubuntu 12.04 support for servers/Dell's 12th-generation PowerEdge server line now supports the use of Ubuntu 12.04 across the board, thanks to a new agreement between the hardware maker and developer Canonical that provides Ubuntu Advantage services to Dell's customers." Computerworld New Zealand 6:54 PM
  • "Will Microsoft Fire Ballmer When Blackberry Crushes Windows?" TheStreet 10:32 AM
  • "Microsoft enabling Flash by default in Internet Explorer 10 starting March 12th" The Verge 5:35 PM
  • "Windows 8's Flash whitelist goes black, turns on Flash almost everywhere: Microsoft decides that most Flash sites work just fine with touch after all." Ars Technica 5:53 PM
  • "Fujifilm touch screen poised to aid Microsoft versus Apple" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 12:30 PM
  • "Microsoft offers students three months free of Office 365: Qualifying students can get three free months of Office 365 University and an extra 20GB of SkyDrive storage space." CNET News 10:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Wants Students To Give Office A Try, Gives Them Up To 6 Free Months Of Office 365, 20GB Of Extra SkyDrive Storage" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "Microsoft Offering Students 6 Months Free Office 365, 20GB Storage" PC Magazine 11:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Offers Office 365 To Students For Free" Forbes 12:44 PM
  • "Microsoft's Bing Now Can Find Local Businesses That Aren't Too Crowded" Technology Review 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Beats Apple iPad In CRN Reader Poll" CRN 11:15 AM
  • "Why Oracle Playbook Points To Acquisition Of Broadsoft" Seeking Alpha 10:37 AM
  • "Oracle, Montclair State University settle lawsuit over PeopleSoft software project" IDG News Service 12:02 PM
  • "What IBM's embrace of OpenStack really means" InfoWorld 11:45 AM
  • "Latest IBM Watson competition works toward building 'big data' workforce" ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "Students Dream Up New Uses for IBM's Watson" PC Magazine 11:57 AM
  • "HP director defends chairman Lane" Yahoo! News 5:53 PM
  • "HP Printer Flaw Enables Remote Attacks, Data Access" CRN 11:16 AM
  • "More Intel chips coming to ZTE phones" ZDNet 12:36 PM
  • "A Laboratory Grows Young Scientists" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:28 PM
  • "Cisco opens in Myanmar as US tech firms eye fresh territory" The Register 12:26 PM
  • "China denies hacking, seeks truce before cyberwar" PCWorld 12:00 PM
  • "Chip wars could drive mobile customers nuts" CNNMoney 9:38 AM
  • "Invasion of the Low-Cost Tablets" Techland 12:27 PM
  • "IT's rising stars: Next-gen leaders transform the enterprise/Tomorrow's CIOs are already transforming enterprise IT as we know it, bringing their fresh, sometimes radical visions of how technology can enable business now and in the years ahead." Computerworld 11:17 AM
  • "5 Overlooked Dividends In A High-Growth Industry" Seeking Alpha 5:36 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Chart of the day: Apple shares spike suddenly on high volume" Fortune 4:22 PM
  • "Apple Spikes On...What, Exactly?" WSJ Blogs 3:21 PM
  • "Apple Could Be Headed To Tech Dividend ETF" Seeking Alpha 3:12 PM
  • "Howard Ward: Within The Next Month, Apple Will Announce Plans For Its Cash, And Put A New 'Floor' Under The Stock" Business Insider 9:38 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple Is a Great Opportunity Now: Ward" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:26 AM
  • "Sell Google, buy Apple?" Fortune 8:52 AM
  • "Apple to Join Nasdaq Tech Dividend Benchmark" Barron's 8:56 AM
  • "Apple supply chain alarm bells" Fortune 9:38 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Dell, BlackBerry highlight tech gains/Tech stocks kicked off the week with broad gains Monday as the back-and-forth over Dell Inc.'s proposed plans to go private claimed some of the attention of the tech sector following the latest move by activist investor Carl Icahn." MarketWatch 4:26 PM
  • "U.S. stocks rise; S&P 500 nears record: Dow industrials extend longest winning streak in nearly a year" MarketWatch 4:26 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Advance as S&P 500 Approaches Record High" Bloomberg 12:38 PM
  • "After Weak Open, Stocks Continue Push Higher" FOXBusiness 12:38 PM
  • "Dow Sets Another Record as Stocks Rise" TheStreet 4:27 PM
  • "Dow ends at record high for fifth day" CNNMoney 3:24 PM
  • "Stocks Move Higher, Again: Stocks started the week by chugging higher again, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded its seventh straight advance." [Paid Membership Required] 4:27 PM
  • "Stocks set to back off record highs" CNNMoney 9:39 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan, Australia stocks up; China data weigh" MarketWatch 9:49 AM
  • "Nikkei Rises on Weaker Yen" [Paid Membership Required] 10:03 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks lower on Italy downgrade, China data" MarketWatch 9:53 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:41 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Yahoo! News 9:08 PM

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