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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, March 17, 2013


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CEO of Chinese tech firm LeTV, preparing to enter smartphone market, compares Apple to Hitler. Fair game, out of bounds? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Friday Highlights: Following his features on Apple's Tim Cook, Angela Ahrendts, Fortune's Adam Lashinsky "reflects on more than six years of covering one company–and its current CEO"; one revelation from his interview with Cook is that the CEO intends to give his wealth to charity some day, "after paying his nephew's college fees"; Cook also awarded Fortune's crown of "World's Greatest Leaders"; Wired talks with developer who's company used FoundationDB but faced with dilemma when Apple acquired the database company; across the pond, thanks to court handing defeat to Google, iPhone users can now sue the search giant over bypassing Safari security settings and tracking users—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; TidBITS reviews OS X calendar app, Fantastical 2; The Mac Observer shows how to make use of Numbers' quick calculations bar; CNNMoney article reporting that doctors hoping our iPhones can save both time, money, thereby lowering medical bills at the doctor's office; it's official, Apple Watch to be sold in department stores in London, Paris, Tokyo in mini-stores; from the Facepalm Department comes this gem out of China: CEO of tech firm prepping entrance into smartphone market, decides to compare Apple to Hitler; you've seen the long-haired Steve Jobs of late high school years, but how about his freshman photo?; new tech via Intel and Micron will allow for SSD's up to 10 terabytes!; IT Pro, Macworld UK review the new 13" MacBook Pro Retina, battery life and trackpad impressive; Tim Bajarin discusses "Becoming Steve Jobs", and offers his "unique perspective on Steve Jobs"; AP reviews new Samsung Galaxy S6, says it is "Samsung's best yet".

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  • "Apple is Losing The War – Of Words" Monday Note 5:17 PM
  • "Tim Cook Might Be a Better CEO Than Steve Jobs for Apple Right Now" The Motley Fool 11:48 AM
  • "Apple's Next iPhone Might Be Unlockable By The Owner's Fingerprint" Business Insider 12:36 PM
  • "Analyst Jeff Kagan Says Samsung Galaxy S4 Not iPhone Killer" PRWeb 4:49 PM
  • "Backstabbing, Copycatting Traits are in Samsung's DNA" Patently Apple 12:31 PM
  • "Previewing OS X 10.9: What can we expect from Apple's next operating system?" Digital Trends 3/16
  • "New 'Why iPhone' section of Apple's web site touts smartphone superiority" AppleInsider 3/16
  • "Apple adds new webpage, sends out emails telling us why people love iPhones... more than other phones" iMore 3/16
  • "Apple Marketing Boss Goes on the Offensive Against Android, Samsung" iPhone Connection 3/16
  • "Apple Hint At Cheap Plastic iPhone Alternative" World TV PC 3/16
  • "Apple sued by THX for allegedly misusing patented speaker tech in iPhone, iPad and iMac" AppleInsider 3/16
  • "Apple sued by THX over iMac, iPad, and iPhone speaker design" The Verge 3/16
  • "Apple: A Canary In The Stock Market Coal Mine" Seeking Alpha 3/16
  • "Links 16 March: Apple's Mexican Troubles Over iPhone and iFone Trademarks" Forbes 3/16
  • "Battery Draining Applications on Macbook Pro" Jacken's Blog 4:41 PM
  • "How To Install PSP Emulator On iPhone And iPad [Tutorial] Redmond Pie 10:04 AM
  • "How To Add 'Remind Me Later' Functionality On iPhone In Mail, Safari, Messages, Lock Screen Notifications" Redmond Pie 10:01 AM
  • "Repix for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 3/16
  • "How to easily turn a Photo Stream into a public website" iDownload Blog 3/16
  • "How To Generate Wi-Fi QR Codes And Share It With iPhone And Android Users" Redmond Pie 3/16
  • "How To Enable Landscape Mode In Settings App On iPhone" Redmond Pie 3/16
  • "How to Create a Secure, Encrypted File Container in OS X" The Mac Observer 3/16
  • "How to disable access to Siri and Passbook from the iPhone lock screen" iMore 3/16
  • "Did Apple just endorse the Samsung Galaxy S4?" CNET News 12:35 PM
  • "Why You Shouldn't Expect Too Much From Apple's Next iPhone Software Release" Business Insider 10:06 AM
  • "Someone Tell Apple There Are Plenty Of Phones With Screens Just As Good As The iPhone's" Business Insider 9:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "New Lego robotics kit talks to iPhones" The Province 5:15 PM
  • "Talking Arbeez: An IOS App Like No Other" PRWeb 4:49 PM
  • "'What Do You Want To Be?' An Educational Mobile Application for iPad Launched by Dev IT Solutions for Kids of All Ages" PRWeb 12:39 PM
  • "Quick Note-Taking App Scratch Updated With Custom Email Export Feature" App Advice 10:01 AM
  • "SOSCharger arrives on Kickstarter, delivers self generated power to your iPhone" iMore 10:00 AM
  • "Introducing Birthdays Calendar 1.0 - A powerful birthday utility for iOS" prMac 3/16
  • "Perdrix Apps Releases New E-Book Reader App for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch" prMac 3/16
  • "Cryptocat for Mac Creates a Private, Disposable Chatroom on Your Desktop" Lifehacker 3/15
  • "Mac Updates: MLCC's OS X 10.8.3 Ready, rMBP SMC Update 1.1, AirRadar 2.3" FairerPlatform 3/15
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Study finds iOS apps to be riskier than Android" SC Magazine 9:26 PM
  • "Apple Budget iPhone To Use Retina Display" The Inquisitr 9:24 PM
  • "Samsung vs Apple, When Design Thinking Came to Town" Forbes 11:46 AM
  • "Smartphone wars: Samsung & Apple launch media campaigns" Fortune 9:22 AM
  • "Apple's Samsung Problem Can't Be Solved" Seeking Alpha 9:23 AM
  • "Chinese TV caught asking celebrities to bash Apple" Fortune 3/16
  • "Supply chain chatter points to Retina iPad mini debut in second half of 2013" iDownload Blog 3/16
  • "TSMC Speculated to Work on Apple A7 Processors" DeviceMAG 3/16
  • "Why I stopped wearing my iPod nano as a watch" GigaOM 3/16
  • "Samsung Unloads on Apple: Tech Weekly" TheStreet 3/16
  • "Apple's former retail chief: 'I didn't fit in at Apple'" Crave @ CNET 3/16
Non-Apple News
  • "3D printing iPhone dock adapters" TUAW 9:17 PM
  • "Flickr App is Updated With Hashtag Support" iClarified 3/16
  • "Penguins Allowed To Enjoy 'Obsolete iPad'" Gizmodo 3/16
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S4: What the Koreans are saying" Fortune 3/16
  • "Nest founder: 'We don't expect people to buy a new one of these every year'" AppleInsider 3/16
  • "How To Get More Listeners For Your Podcast" MakeUseOf 5:14 PM
  • "Retina iPad Mini later, new Nexus 7 sooner: DisplaySearch: Small tablets are moving to very-high-resolution displays, like larger 10-inch class tablets have done in the last year or so." CNET News 3/15
  • "Heads up Apple, here comes Samsung's 8-core chip: Samsung is set to begin manufacturing its eight-core phone and tablet processor in the second quarter. That's a problem for Apple because Apple is both competing with Samsung and getting its A6 from the South Korean company." CNET News 3/15
  • "Apple's 'budget' iPhone expected to have same 4-inch display as iPhone 5" AppleInsider 3/15
  • "Apple's Low-Cost iPhone Reportedly Getting The Same 4-Inch Display As iPhone 5, 'Super-Thin' Plastic Case" TechCrunch 3/15
  • "Rumor: New Low Cost iPhone To Have 4 Inch Display" AppleBitch 3/15
  • "UL warns of counterfeit Apple USB power adapters" CNET News 3/15
  • "iPad May Run Away From Home a Lot Longer: Apple's newly awarded patent for wireless charging technology suggests the company may be developing a product that would dramatically reduce the iPad's dependence on having an electrical outlet nearby. That may be a boon for frequent flyers, but it may not excite those who use their iPads on a couch, or in bed, or in some other cozy at-home setting where recharging isn't an issue." MacNewsWorld 3/15
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Bio Crisis For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16
  • "BattleFriends at Sea PREMIUM For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16
  • "Bouncy Penguin HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16

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  • "4 Essential Menu Bar Utilities for Mac OS X" OS X Daily 9:13 PM
  • "Create Geometrically Complex Works Of Art With Deco Sketch Pro" App Advice 3/16
  • "Review: BenQ VW2430 and HP Pavilion 27xi displays" Macworld 3/16
  • "Review: Heart of the Swarm a big step in StarCraft II's evolution" Macworld 3/16
  • "Pioneer BDR-XU02JM Super Slim Blu-ray Burner for Mac: Read more at" iTech News 3/16
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Typic Pro for iPhone, iPod touch review" AppleTell 9:57 PM
  • "Your iPad: The Best Way To Enjoy Manga" MakeUseOf 9:22 PM
  • "Review: NuCharge iPhone 5 interchangeable battery & case cover" iSource 5:18 PM
  • "Hushed app now available on iOS devices" T3 4:46 PM
  • "Community spotlight: Thinking about leaving the iPhone for the Galaxy S4?" iMore 4:45 PM
  • "These 6 Apps Will Make Driving Easier And More Fun" Business Insider 10:02 AM
  • "Review: Is the Ampjacket for iPhone anything to get amped about?" 9 to 5 Mac 3/16
  • "Best iPhone 5 External Battery Cases Review Released by Ironclad Integrity Ltd" PRWeb 3/16
  • "10 Apps We're In Love With Right Now/Read more:" Business Insider 3/16
  • "Diet Diary - Calories iPhone App Review: Keep Tabs on Your Weight" Tapscape 3/16
  • "Review: 'Smart' LED bulbs color, brightness controlled by iPhones" USA Today 3/16
  • "Repix for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 3/16
  • "Hands-on: iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S4" iMore 3/16
  • "i18-USB iPowerStation Smartphone/Tablet Charger review" The Gadgeteer 3/16
  • "Top apps for turn-by-turn navigation" WAtoday 3/16
  • "How to disable iMessage alerts for people that aren't in your contacts" iMore 3/15
  • "Buying Guide: Find the best iPad keyboard" Macworld 3/15
  • "Munster, Siegler discuss Apple's future, iWatch, iTV" MacNN 9:40 PM
  • "iPad 5 features that are coming your way" ZDNet 4:43 PM
  • "From Apple, expect a new blockbuster, not just tweaks" Hindustan Times 12:38 PM
  • "Apple's New Ad Campaign Will Subtly Combat The Galaxy S4" Business Insider 10:06 AM
  • "Gadgets: Bushels of new products for Apple lovers" Star-Telegram [Free Registration Required] 3/16
  • "Hey, Remember How Awesome The iPhone Is?" AllThingsD 3/16
  • "Flashlight apps, location and why consumers still don't understand privacy" The Next Web 3/16
  • "Here is how Apple should respond to the Samsung Galaxy S4" IBN Live 3/16
  • "Reality Absorption Field: Apple's best product revision" TUAW 3/16
Apple News
  • "Apple's iPhone Holds 61% of North America's Web Traffic" Patently Apple 3/16
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Mythperceptions" Macworld 3/16
  • "Google Glass vs. Apple's iWatch" Mashable 5:16 PM
  • "YouTube Is the Ultimate Social Media Time Suck" Mashable 11:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iDailyPlan - 1000 users reached - Price Drop Gift!" prMac 10:04 AM
  • "Free Money: Get an $100 iTunes gift card for $80" 9 to 5 Mac 10:02 AM
  • "Ending Soon: The High-Flying Micro Drone" Cult of Mac 3/16
  • "14 Old School Games You Can Play On Your iPhone Right Now" Business Insider 3/16
  • "Dropbox buys email startup app Mailbox" T3 3/16
Computer Industry
  • "Dump Google Reader for Feedly, All the Cool Kids Are Doing It" Geekosystem 5:13 PM
  • "Google Reader's Death & The Monetization Creep" Seeking Alpha 9:24 PM
  • "Focusing On The Google Reader Shutdown" TechCrunch 5:19 PM
  • "Good Riddance, Google Reader" TechCrunch 5:19 PM
  • "Why Intel Isn't Building The Apple 'A' Chips... Yet" Seeking Alpha 8:41 AM
  • "Report: Google's Nexus 7 is going high-res and so is Apple's iPad Mini" TG Daily 9:11 AM
  • "Galaxy S4: The Inescapable Economics (And Ergonomics) Of The $579 Phablet" Forbes 12:32 PM
  • "How an unknown Taiwanese server maker is eating the big guys' lunch" GigaOM 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft still barely scratching 'Surface' with tablet sales" ZDNet 3/16
  • "Live from Expand: 3D Printing Goes Mainstream" Engadget 3/16
  • "Google Reader petition hits 100,000 signatures" Telegraph 3/16
  • "Google Reader replacement may come from Digg" Tapscape 3/16
  • "Microsoft Research pushes mobile payments to the creepy edge with Zero Effort Payment" Neowin 3/16
  • "Samsung design head: We're about building an experience" Electronista 3/16
  • "Why you should still consider the Galaxy S3 over the Galaxy S4" CNET News 3/16
  • "Are Tablets Mobile? The Samsung Galaxy S4 Could Finally End The Debate" TechCrunch 3/16
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S4: What the Koreans are saying" Fortune 3/16
  • "Samsung bids for Apple's crown" Telegraph 3/16
  • "Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: Specs Compared" PC Magazine 3/16
  • "The Samsung Galaxy S4's Camera: What You Need to Know" PC Magazine 3/16
  • "S Teach? Samsung Galaxy S4 Has Countless Features, But Will You Find Them?" ABCNews 3/16
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S IV: The Buzz Is Positive, But Will It Last?" CIO Today 3/16
  • "SXSW: Use big data tools to chart your own data" ZDNet 3/16
  • "T-Mobile's LTE network spotted in New York City" iDownload Blog 3/16
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "As Apple Faces Stiffer Competition, Can the Stock Recover?" CNBC 9:23 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Holds 61% of North America's Web Traffic" Patently Apple 3/16
  • "Apple Sued for Disparity in MacBook Pro Displays" CIO Today 3/16
  • "Apple's Shares Have Outperformed Samsung's For a Decade" AllThingsD 3/16
Industry News
  • "Samsung Unloads on Apple: Tech Weekly" TheStreet 3/16
Apple News
  • "Apple's Shares Have Outperformed Samsung's For a Decade" AllThingsD 3/16
  • "Apple (AAPL) About to Make Major Capital Allocation Shift: Pro" Wall Street Pit 3/16
Industry News
  • "Stocks risk harder drop if Fed hints at tapering" MarketWatch 4:55 PM
  • "4 Reasons To Buy 'Old Tech' Stocks Like Microsoft Right Now" Seeking Alpha 11:47 AM
  • "Stocks to Watch: Apple, BlackBerry, Boeing" MarketWatch 8:36 AM
  • "Readers Share Top Picks for an Uninspiring Market" Morningstar 8:38 AM
  • "The Death of a Multibillion-Dollar Tech Industry?" The Motley Fool 3/16
  • "Foursquare Aims At A Moving Target As It Tries To Close Another Round Of Funding" TechCrunch 3/16
  • "One Person's Trash Is Another Person's Treasure Portfolio" The Motley Fool 3/16
  • "Samsung Unloads on Apple: Tech Weekly" TheStreet 3/16
  • "Oracle's Going Down: How to Trade Earnings" TheStreet 3/16

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