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Friday Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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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

  • "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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