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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, March 18, 2013
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: Apple continues to hover above $100 per share as investors optimistic, "banking on an expected new product launch of larger iPhones, perhaps as soon as next month, and a series of smartwatches before the end of the year, to help juice growth"—reports in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; OS X 10.9.5 testing underway; you can track your iDevice's battery life from your Mac's menubar with iBetterCharge; and another handy app can alert you if your MacBook's MagSafe adapter gets unplugged; if you must use Windows, Jonny Evans has 16 tips for you; MacMost tutorial on cleaning your contacts (addresses book, that is); down in Brazil, a judge issues preliminary injunction calling for Apple to remove (use kill switch) the app, "Secret" from the App Store, reports in our General Interest section; apparently the new Apple Store slated for Dubai's super mall will be the largest in the world; new IDC report finds growing use of holding tablet to face for phone calls - in Asia; a study done on 48,000 Google Chrome extensions has found plenty of "ad fraud, data theft, and other misdeeds"; another iPhone 6 leak shows the rear camera protrudes from the casing a tad less than 1mm; Samsung patents a phone quite similar to the iPhone.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Seen Raising Dividend More Than 50% to $16 Billion"  Bloomberg 8:08 AM
  • "Without its reality distortion field, Apple struggles with its message"  Houston Chronicle 8:53 AM
  • "Why Samsung's Challenge to Apple and Google Is Great For Consumers" Time 8:58 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's approval rating drops: Falls from No. 1 to No. 18, but still thumps Microsoft's Steve Ballmer" Computerworld 8:38 AM
  • "Apple is losing the war – of words: Besides its ads, Apple says very little, confident numbers will do the talking. This no longer works as others have seized the opportunity to drive the narrative"  The Guardian 11:48 AM
  • "Ex-Apple President: Apple Needs To Be More Like Microsoft"  Business Insider 8:52 AM
  • "Does Apple Discriminate Against Chinese Consumers?"  The Atlantic 8:16 AM
  • "China's State-Controlled TV Appears To Coordinate A Smear Of Apple" Business Insider 9:16 AM
  • "CCTV claims discriminatory practices by Apple in China" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "Apple in crosshairs of Chinese government smear campaign?" OSNews 8:40 AM
  • "Apple keeps warranty switch under wraps: Apple's Australian stores will now fix faulty iPhones, iPads and Macs under warranty if they were purchased in the past two years - but don't expect the company's staff to tell you about it." Sydney Morning Herald 8:37 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple issues Safari update for Snow Leopard: Users of OS X 10.6 will find that Apple has unexpectedly updated Safari 5." MacFixIt 7:43 PM
  • "Apple not ready to kill OS X Snow Leopard yet: Patches 10.6, sets record for supporting a two-generations-back OS" Computerworld 12:57 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Get sandboxed applications working again after OS X update: Some programs may not launch completely after you have upgraded to OS X 10.8.3. Here is how to fix the problem." CNET Reviews 9:15 PM
  • "13-inch MacBook Pro cannot boot Windows 8" MacWindows 8:40 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "PhotoZoom 5 review: Tidy up images for print/Rescue small images, clean up artefacts and make them fit to print" Macworld UK 8:44 AM
  • "Black and White Effects 2 review: Add style to your monochrome image conversions/Add some punch or style to your monochrome conversions in Photoshop" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "Sending email to all the addresses a contact has" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "How to arrange your Applications folder by category" Amsys 10:53 AM
  • "Capture Periodic Screenshots Of Multiple Displays On Mac With Click" AddictiveTips 9:17 AM
  • "How To: Use Siri Dictation and a Scroll trick to turn iBooks into audiobooks/Few people know that it's possible to use Siri to speak out the whole text from an iBook." Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "9 Hazel Rules to Increase Your Productivity" Mactuts+ 8:55 AM
  • "Tip: Mountain Lion Autodiscovery blocks Exchange Server connection" MacWindows 8:40 AM
  • "Tip: Fix for Thunderbolt problem with Windows 8 in Boot Camp" MacWindows 8:40 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Checkboxes that kill your product" Alex Limi 9:14 PM
Press Releases
  • "Mac Updates: CUPS 1.6.2, QuarkXPress 9.5.1, Adobe Drive 4.2" FairerPlatform 3:47 PM
  • "Graphisoft upgrades BIMx – new Real-Time Cutaway feature" Architosh 11:49 AM
  • "Ohanaware introduces Shine 1.0 for OS X - Photo Enhancing Software" prMac 8:13 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone Still Ranks Far Above Samsung Galaxy Line In Mobile Ads, Says Velti" TechCrunch 3:59 PM
  • "BlackBerry CEO Says iPhone Is Passé" AllThingsD 8:17 AM
  • "BlackBerry CEO Heins thinks Apple's UI is dated" ZDNet 1:09 PM
  • "BlackBerry chief: Tablet margins too thin to tackle Apple head on" ZDNet 1:09 PM
  • "Apple's new 'Why iPhone' page seeks to reassure buyers" Hexus 8:15 AM
  • "Feeling the heat? Apple responds to Galaxy S4 launch with new 'Why iPhone' webpage" Digital Trends 8:37 AM
  • "Apple creates Why iPhone site after Samsung Galaxy S4 launch" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:02 PM
  • "Where Siri Has Trouble Hearing, a Crowd of Humans Could Help: A program called Scribe harnesses humans on the Internet to generate speech captions in under five seconds." ["Though voice recognition programs like Apple's Siri and Nuance's Dragon are quite good at hearing familiar voices and clearly dictated words, the technology still can't reliably caption events that present new speakers, accents, phrases, and background noises."] Technology Review 8:49 AM
  • "Hackers connect Siri to human brain and Mac 512K: Apple Voice control technology gets plugged into mind control software; and old Mac Computer from 1984" Macworld UK 8:25 AM
  • "Pushing Editorial Into World of Apps" ["For the five apps released so far by 29th Street, Apple's Newsstand service is the sole conduit to readers' iPhones and iPads. That means the technology giant takes a cut of each sale, along with a per-subscriber fee paid to 29th Street that is negotiated with each publisher."] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:11 AM
  • "Former retail boss John Browett on his time at Apple: 'I just didn't fit'/Browett, now CEO of Monsoon Accessorize, said that his brief stint at Apple will make him better at his job in the future" Macworld UK 8:55 AM
  • "Apple loses 'Ifone' appeal case in Mexico" TUAW 8:43 AM
  • "New hotel near Apple's HQ sports Apple TVs in rooms: A new hotel just around the corner from the company's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters is using Apple TV set-top boxes in guest rooms." CNET News 3:05 PM
  • "Andrew 'weev' Auernheimer sentenced to 41 months for exploiting AT&T iPad security flaw" The Verge 11:11 AM
  • "AT&T 'hacker' and Internet troll sentenced to over three years" CNET News 1:02 PM
  • "High Priest of App Design, at Home in Philly" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:28 AM
  • "A 28-Year-Old You've Never Heard Of Is The World's Most Influential App Designer" Business Insider 8:28 AM
  • "RadioShack slashes prices on Galaxy S3, iPhone 5 and 4S" CNET News 8:59 PM
  • "Young penguins find gaming on an iPad easy and lots of fun too" iMore 9:15 AM
  • "Release of Steve Jobs biopic reportedly delayed for more marketing" Ars Technica 9:49 AM
  • "Funny or Die Releasing 'Very Silly' Steve Jobs Movie Starring Justin Long on April 15" MacRumors 2:29 PM
  • "Comedic Steve Jobs film to debut online next month: Adding to the pair of theatrical movies about the late Apple co-founder, Funny or Die has its own Jobs biopic coming soon." CNET News 3:57 PM
  • "Kutcher-Led 'Jobs' Biopic Delayed, Makes Way for Funny or Die Video" PC Magazine 4:59 PM
  • "Funny or Die's full-length Steve Jobs movie written and shot in 8 days, to be released April 15" VentureBeat 6:13 PM
  • "'Funny or Die' to release 'iSteve,' a satirical Steve Jobs biopic starring Justin Long" The Verge 4:59 PM
  • "Better building with iPad.: 'iPad allows innovation to get out of the office and into the field where it belongs.'" Apple 9:14 PM
  • "Snapchat Won't Protect You From Jerks" Forbes 4:54 PM
  • "Who Is The Average iPhone Jailbreaker? [Infographic] Cult of Mac 3:29 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T Launches Larger Shared Data Plans Starting at 30GB" The Mac Observer 7:36 PM
  • "Google Street View adds Kilimanjaro, Everest, & more to let you explore digital peaks" VentureBeat 1:02 PM
  • "Blackberry Explores Alternative Smartphone Form Factor" Patent Bolt 8:56 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Story Of My App: Recently, I created an app called Petting Zoo. It is an interactive app for iPhones and iPads, and creating it was a difficult but interesting process." The New Yorker 9:39 PM
  • "Podcast: OS X Update, Pebble Watch, RSS, iTunes profits, CoD, Galaxy S" Insanely Great Mac 9:15 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "An In-Depth Comparison Between iOS Map Frameworks: Apple MapKit vs. Google Maps SDK"  FastCompany Labs 1:03 PM
  • "iOS devs give in-depth look at advantages of Apple's MapKit vs Google Maps SDK" 9 to 5 Mac 1:00 PM
  • "Apple Still Seeing Strong Mac Sales Growth Amid Easing iMac Constraints" MacRumors 2:29 PM
  • "Apple to get its groove back with new products, says panel: A couple of Apple watchers believe the recent spate of negative news about the iPhone maker is mostly perception, and partly cyclical." CNET News 8:21 AM
  • "A Spring iPad mini With Retina Display Release Looks Increasingly Unlikely" App Advice 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Won't Give Us The Retina iPad Mini This Spring Because The Low-Res Model Is Still Selling Like Crazy" Cult of Mac 11:19 AM
  • "Apple rumored to launch Retina iPad mini in Q3 2013" AppleInsider 8:20 AM
  • "Apple reportedly begins move away from Samsung as A7 production nears" BGR 8:30 AM
  • "Audio pioneers of Star Wars sue Apple over speaker tech: Lawsuit says iPhones, iMacs use tech patented by Lucas-founded THX." Ars Technica 11:09 AM
  • "THX Lawsuit Says iPhone, iPad Infringe on Sound Patent" The Mac Observer 8:34 AM
  • "Apple sued for ghosting on Retina display MacBook Pro: Claim that Retina MacBook with LG screen should be marketed as inferior" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "Low Cost Colorful Polycarbonate iPhone Concept [Images] iClarified 12:24 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Starbloom For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:43 AM
  • "LUMO (Photography) For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:43 AM
  • "New World Colony For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:43 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "Best Buy selling $100 iTunes gift card for $80" CNET News 8:55 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:48 AM
  • "Get an iOttie Sprinkle iPhone 5 case for $14.99 shipped" CNET Reviews 3:57 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Reviews: Incipio Mini Auto Charger + Ultra Compact Auto Charger with Lightning Cable" iLounge 3:59 PM
  • "Odoyo Micro Car Charger with Lightning Connector" iLounge 3:59 PM
  • "Best iPad keyboards (hands on): March 2013" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "Belkin Thunderstorm iPad case review: A case, stand and speaker system that offers an impressive boost to the iPad's audio, but at a price" Macworld UK 1:00 PM
  • "Kensington Folio Trio Review" Mac|Life 11:19 AM
  • "Review: The Musubo Retro's unique two-layer design should keep your iPhone 5 safe" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "Review: MIME Ghost Glass Screen Protector for iPad Mini" Run Around Tech 8:48 AM
  • "Slims by iSkin combines sleekness, durability for the iPhone 5" AppleDailyReport 8:24 AM
  • "ECBC's Poseidon Messenger Bag's Casual Sturdiness Offers Much" The Mac Observer 2:28 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: MoneyWiz - A Brilliant Cross-Platform Financial Planning App for Mac and iOS" MacTrast 4:59 PM
  • "Wood Camera for iPhone, iPad review - chart topping photo app: Solid selection of photo tweaks and enhancements in one value iPhone app from Bright Mango" Macworld UK 9:09 AM
  • "Feedly – A Google Reeder Alternative and Possible Replacement" Best App Site 8:09 AM
  • "Repix Review: Repix makes it simple to add subtle effects and improvements to an image, without turning too garish." 148Apps 12:59 PM
  • "Sketchworthy Review: Create a virtual notebook and store plenty of details and sketches in Sketchworthy. Just don't expect to share the content with your other iOS devices." 148Apps 9:18 AM
  • "Year Walk Is a Creepy Yet Delightful Stroll" MacNewsWorld 8:48 AM
  • "Super Stickman Golf 2 review: This 2D arcade golf sequel is still impressive" CNET Reviews 1:04 PM
  • "'Block Fortress' Review - An Awesome Melding of Genres" Touch Arcade 4:55 PM
  • "Preview: 'Badland' - A Trippy Trip, Man" Touch Arcade 5:15 PM
  • "Danger Boat Review" Mac|Life 12:59 PM
  • "Review: Graviton – A Great New Tetris-Like Puzzle Game for iOS" MacTrast 5:15 PM
  • "New App Information: March Madness -Simple Bracket from Studio Neat" eXtensions 8:09 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Siri and Scroll trick turns iBook into audiobooks: Few people know that it's possible to use Siri Dictation to speak out the whole text from an iBook" Macworld UK 4:55 PM
  • "How to make iOS autocorrect work for you" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "Adobe Creative Cloud – How To Share Files with Clients/Colleagues for Review" Terry White's Tech Blog 8:08 AM
  • "Get 'Remind Me Later' Options For iOS Mail, Messages, Alerts & Safari" AddictiveTips 8:50 AM
  • "Set iOS Spotlight Or Any Home Screen As Default SpringBoard Page" AddictiveTips 8:49 AM
Tips
  • "How To Block iMessage Alerts From An Unknown Contact On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch" Redmond Pie 2:33 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple People Are Not Like Samsung People — Here's The Statistical Proof" Business Insider 8:20 PM
  • "Samsung's New Phone Isn't Just a Shot at Apple" The Motley Fool 5:11 PM
  • "Former Apple Boss: Apple's PR Approach Has Become Laughable -- Time For A New Strategy" Business Insider 2:35 PM
  • "iPhone 5S will bring back 'one more thing,' analyst says: On the heels of a Galaxy S4 release that was solid but not mind-blowing, word is that Apple is planning a killer software feature for the next iPhone." CNET News 2:33 PM
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5S Will Have A 'Killer Feature' To Set It Apart" Apple Bitch 2:31 PM
  • "AAPL Will Offer iPhone 'Killer Feature' Says Morgan Stanley" Barron's 2:31 PM
  • "Is The New Samsung Phone An 'iPhone Killer'?" Seeking Alpha 2:31 PM
  • "Why iPhone campaign: Apple fires 12 shots at rivals after Galaxy S4 launch" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "Waiting for Apple's iWatch: The time might be right for Apple to wind up a head-turning smartwatch to counter surging rivals and a sliding stock price." Los Angeles Times 11:50 AM
  • "Is Apple's 'Why iPhone' campaign a reaction to Samsung's rise?" DNA India 11:19 AM
  • "Former Apple Exec: Apple Is 'Losing The War Of Words'" BGR 11:11 AM
  • "Apple's 'Why iPhone' move hints more aggressive marketing against Android foe" Computerworld 10:37 AM
  • "Did Steve Jobs Actually Intend for Apple to Live Forever?" Tech.pinions 10:37 AM
  • "Google's great, but don't count Apple out" MarketWatch 9:49 AM
  • "David Becomes Goliath, Again: Samsung, Apple, BlackBerry, and Microsoft" Aberdeen Group 9:09 AM
  • "iPhone Out of Touch? Not Exactly" TheStreet 8:58 AM
  • "The iPad's Uncontested Enterprise Run is Over" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "Weighing the iPad mini versus the Nexus 7 is no easy task" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "BlackBerry CEO Heins thinks Apple's UI is dated" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "RIM CEO says iPhone UI is getting stale" Network World 10:54 AM
  • "BlackBerry CEO Says Despite a 'Fantastic Job' With iOS Design, Apple Now Lacks Innovation" MacRumors 9:18 AM
  • "BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins: 'iPhone is outdated'" Digital Spy 8:58 AM
  • "BlackBerry CEO calls Apple's iPhone user interface outdated" AppleInsider 8:44 AM
  • "BlackBerry CEO: Apple Is No Longer Innovating" App Advice 8:37 AM
  • "Infamous iPad Hacker Makes No Apologies As He Faces Jail Time" Business Insider 8:27 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung Explained With a Burger and Fries on Facebook" TheStreet 8:27 AM
  • "3 Things Samsung Needs to Overtake Apple" Wired 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone 6 eye tracking is Galaxy S4 pointless gimmick" Phones Review 8:15 AM
Non-Apple
  • "I, for One, Welcome Our Google Glass-Wearing Cyborg Overlords" Mashable 8:20 PM
  • "How Smart Watches and Phablets Fulfill A 20-Year-Old Prophecy about Ubiquitous Computing: Mark Weiser, who coined the term 'ubiquitous computing,' foresaw current device trends decades ago." Technology Review 2:34 PM
  • "The 5 things you need for the perfect smartphone" ZDNet 1:09 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S4 fails to impress INQUIRER readers" The Inquirer 11:19 AM
  • "Microsoft has sold 1.5 million Surface tablets since launch" Network World 9:49 AM
  • "What We Learned About Technology From Watching Johnny MnemonicWired 8:49 AM
  • "Zero TV' households on the rise — slowly, but they are rising" AppleDailyReport 8:24 AM
  • "Commentary: Samsung investment in Sharp one of many similar investments likely to come" DigiTimes 8:16 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "WhatsApp to shift iOS app to annual subscription model" Electronista 9:05 PM
  • "Facebook Updates iOS App With Cover Photo Control" Mashable 6:13 PM
  • "Facebook for iOS gets ability to update cover photos on the fly, group messaging refinements" The Next Web 3:05 PM
  • "Minecraft Realms - Hosted Worlds Coming To Mobile" 148Apps 1:04 PM
  • "Fighting Walrus Radio turns your iPad or iPhone into a UAV controller (Video)" Engadget 11:40 AM
  • "Fun learning apps for kids for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch" Examiner 11:04 AM
  • "Couch Player Is An iPad Music App That Puts The Playlist Front And Center" TechCrunch 9:49 AM
  • "Create Notes & Reminders From iOS NC & Lock Screen With Tap to Widgets" AddictiveTips 9:28 AM
  • "Penguins play iPad, set new high score (Video)" Pocket-lint 9:09 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of March 18: Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, Cloud Computing and Digital Photography" The MUG Center 8:56 AM
  • "Yahoo Updates Flickr iOS App With Hashtag Support" PC Magazine 8:50 AM
  • "Cellphone Dock Ignition Lock Keeps Your Kid from Texting and Driving and Wrapping the Family Car Around a Tree" Gizmodo 8:37 AM
  • "Home Maintenance Help Is Just A Tap Away With BrightNest's Official iOS App" App Advice 8:37 AM
  • "Awesome Note Finally Gains Built-In iOS Reminders Integration" App Advice 8:37 AM
  • "Fantastical Puzzle Adventure Game Unmechanical Out Now On iOS" App Advice 8:37 AM
  • "Accounting software startup Xero ditches HTML5 in favor of native iOS and Android apps" The Next Web 8:28 AM
  • "USB Fever Waterproof Protective Case Shell for Apple iPad mini" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "Scripture Sword is Live on the App Store!" prMac 9:18 AM
  • "The Twin Horizon - New Game Trailer for upcoming Action RPG Title" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Wronghut announces release date for Mazement" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "OnFast Launches Coupon Builder App" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Schools Discover Answer To Teaching Writing In Middle School" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Introducing Word Wheels for iPhone: A two player, turn-based word game" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Top Metronome App Tempo Receives UI Refresh, Free Version Now Available" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "idev101: Fonts, Colors, & UI Sizes - Quick Reference for iOS Developers" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Vanity Point Launches Mobile Apps Development Services" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Help the islanders find a new home in Island Tribe 2 for Mac" prMac 8:12 AM
Computer Industry
  • "EMC, IBM Reportedly Pursue Cloud Supplier SoftLayer: Dallas-based SoftLayer has become an acquisition target; its cloud technology could help EMC or IBM compete with Amazon Web Services." InformationWeek 1:07 PM
  • "IBM Eyeing A $2 Billion Acquisition?" Forbes 12:59 PM
  • "IBM takes SKA technologies from deep space to the datacentre" ZDNet 1:07 PM
  • "Partners mum on IBM outage: Big Blue said to be discussing business impact with partners" New Zealand Reseller News 1:10 PM
  • "IBM's Palmisano's Payday" [Video Report] CNBC 1:05 PM
  • "AMD upgraded by Macquarie on videogame opportunity" MarketWatch 10:56 AM
  • "Blackstone Said to Mull Outbidding Silver Lake for Dell LBO" Bloomberg 9:05 PM
  • "Dell Ophelia or the impending death of desktop PC and how Windows RT might be the catalyst" ITProPortal 11:22 AM
  • "Dell claims half of BYOD firms have suffered a security breach" V3 9:26 AM
  • "Dell, Cisco looking at vendor-led SDN consortiums, but is it too late?" GigaOM 11:17 AM
  • "HP: Employee morale improving as company executes, says analyst" ZDNet 1:09 PM
  • "Intel's media unit on hiring spree to prep for TV debut" Reuters 8:58 PM
  • "Few IPhones or Intel Chips Banned When Patent Owners Ask" Bloomberg 8:17 AM
  • "With No Buyer For The ST-Ericsson JV, Chipmaker Cuts 1,600 Workers And Prepares For Divorce" TechCrunch 9:14 AM
  • "1,600 laid off as Ericsson and ST agree to split ST-Ericsson" Network World 9:06 AM
  • "STMicroelectronics, Ericsson End Venture After Failed Sale" Bloomberg 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft halts 'Halo 3 on PC' rumours after AMD discovery" VG247 11:24 AM
  • "The new-look Microsoft: More integration needed if 'devices plus services' is to succeed" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Secretly Planning to Open New Stores in the US" Softpedia 11:20 AM
  • "Microsoft: More Evidence That Windows Phone 8 Is A Great Success" Seeking Alpha 8:21 AM
  • "Ballmer Can't Save Microsoft From Death to Blackberry, Google, Apple" TheStreet 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Says Windows Phone 8 Support Ends July 2014, Still No Official Successor Announced" TechCrunch 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft May Lose Friends as it Limits Windows Phone Support" TheStreet 10:58 AM
  • "Microsoft to push Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to users starting March 19" ZDNet 1:08 PM
  • "Cheap US energy sparks datacentre rethink" ZDNet 1:08 PM
  • "How Good Is The Samsung Galaxy S4? Try Amazing" Forbes 9:33 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Don't raise your dividend, Apple! Why the company needs to recklessly squander its cash hoard" Yahoo! News 3:59 PM
  • "Dividend Increase Fuels $AAPL Rally to $455 -Here's Why" The Mac Observer 3:02 PM
  • "Three Apple Rock Stars See Upside Ahead for the Company" Benzinga Insights 8:16 AM
  • "Gamco's Ward Defends Apple on Bloomberg TV, Still Buying the Stock" Bloomberg 2:30 PM
  • "Apple CEO Cook Could Boost Dividend Payout to $16B" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "Apple May Boost Dividend, but Not Einhorn's Way" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Set to Boost Dividend More Than 50% to $16B" FOXBusiness 9:18 AM
  • "Apple Slim Down, Buy When There's Blood In The Streets" Seeking Alpha 2:30 PM
  • "Dumb Idea: Dividends Are Good For You" ["Why else would Apple investors go atwitter over the prospect of a dividend increase? If Steve Jobs were alive he'd do a buyback instead."] Forbes 9:18 AM
  • "Apple Dividend to Rise 50%" Tapscape 8:08 AM
  • "Apple gifts money to shareholders" TG Daily 9:49 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks advance to pare Cyprus losses/Asia stocks moved higher Tuesday to take back some losses made at the start of the week, when investors reacted to news that a bailout for Cyprus would include a tax on bank deposits." MarketWatch 9:07 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: H-P, Apple, AMD shrug off tech slump/Tech sector still weighed down by Cyprus-related selloff" MarketWatch 2:31 PM
  • "Stocks Fall on Cyprus Contagion Fears, J.C. Penney Pops" TheStreet 6:27 PM
  • "Stocks slide as Cyprus revives bad euro memories" CNNMoney 6:27 PM
  • "Blue Chips Slide: Bank shares led stocks lower as investors weighed whether Cyprus's bailout plan would lead to broader weakness in the euro zone's financial system." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:28 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian shares fall amid Cyprus bailout concern/Asian markets and the euro fell sharply Monday, with Japanese stocks plunging the most in 10 months, as a controversial bank bailout in Cyprus brought concerns about Europe's debt crisis back to the fore." MarketWatch 11:32 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Cyprus bank-deposit levy bruises Europe stocks/European stock markets staged broad-based losses on Monday, after a bailout proposal for Cyprus, including a controversial levy on bank deposits, stoked fears that other struggling countries would follow the same path." MarketWatch 9:07 PM
  • "Analysts: Oracle May Jump After Earnings Results and 4 New Opinions Investors Must Know Now" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 10:59 AM
  • "Panasonic Jumps After Report It May Exit Plasma TV: Tokyo Mover" Bloomberg 9:30 AM
  • "The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Advanced Micro Devices and IBM" Zacks 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft: Is Now The Right Time To Buy In?" Seeking Alpha 8:20 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:11 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:10 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:22 PM

 
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