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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, March 21, 2013
 

 

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Friday Highlights: MasterCard does not foresee total replacement for credit cards, but hails Apple Pay as a step closer to mobile payment acceptance; Apple fears losing tax breaks, facing higher tax rate plus back taxes in Ireland while Euro regulators investigate; Tim Cook announces he is gay, reactions were varied, not all pleased, but Wired thinks it has so much meaning to the workplace—more down in our Op/Ed section; major court ruling by Circuit Court judge in Virginia Beach grants police right to require your fingerprint to unlock your mobile phone but cannot require your pass code; Microsoft releases new version of Outlook for Mac but only for Office 365 users, more updates coming in 2015; AppleInsider tracking growing reports of WiFi drops following upgrades to Yosemite; former Apple employee, Dave Sobotta, gives kudos to Apple for new iCloud drive; Jony Ive reveals design challenge presented by the Apple Watch; J.D. Power gives Amazon title of best tablet maker?; Seth Rogen to play Woz in Sony's biopic of Steve Jobs; will your next washing machine charge your mobile phone?; The Register reviews the 5K iMac; The Inquirer and Macworld UK review the iPhone 6 Plus; Macworld reviews their 10 days of using Apple Pay; Business Insider says "Apple has forced a huge change at Samsung"; BGR posts some of the best App Store reviews of MCX's CurrentC Apple Pay alternative.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Who Could Be Apple's Next Visionary Leader?"  TheStreet 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Design Teams Get Cozier" ["Some suggested that in Apple's next mobile operating system, Ive is pushing a more 'flat design' that is starker and simpler, according to developers who have spoken to Apple employees but didn't have further details. Overall, they expect any changes to be pretty conservative. For the past few years, Apple has unveiled versions of its mobile operating system in the summer."]  WSJ Blogs 4:24 PM
  • "Apple's Painful Cry in the Wilderness: When it comes to the iPhone, Apple seems to be hearing footsteps echoing all the way from Korea and Samsung. How else to explain a new iPhone landing page on its website that touts the device in geektastic terms that the company hasn't needed before? It's okay for Apple to come out swinging as the Galaxy S4 jumps in the smartphone ring, but it's not using its knockout marketing punch: the emotional connection to its devices."  MacNewsWorld 9:06 AM
  • "Apple Wants a Hearing Before Judge in Samsung Case to Talk Damages" AllThingsD 4:25 PM
  • "Apple's streaming music problem" Fortune [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's hire of Adobe CTO foretells move toward iOS-OS X hybrids: 'Sending a signal,' says analyst, by pairing Kevin Lynch with Bob Mansfield, Apple's top engineer now working on processors"  Computerworld 3:13 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' death clears way for Adobe CTO defection"  The Register 8:32 AM
  • "Adobe meets Apple in a muddy business" TG Daily 8:57 AM
  • "Rihanna Costing 49% More as Australia Probes Apple Music" Bloomberg 10:02 AM
  • "Apple iPhones among products in Intertrust patent claim" BBC 8:52 AM
  • "Intertrust Targets Nearly Everything Apple in Security Patent Lawsuit" The Mac Observer 9:52 AM
  • "Orchestrated attack on Apple through Weibo gets uncovered" CNET Asia 8:21 AM
  • "Apple's Environmental Goal: 'Green the Grid' Where It Operates" AllThingsD 12:23 PM
  • "Apple renews green push" Reuters 4:20 PM
  • "Apple data centers now 100 percent renewable-powered, but emissions rise 34 percent" AppleInsider 6:30 PM
  • "Inside 'Apple Anonymous': The Secret Society of Apple's Retail Army" 9 to 5 Mac 9:07 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Gets More Secure With Two-Step Verification" Mashable 4:20 PM
  • "Apple Finally Adds Two-Step Verification to iCloud and Apple ID" Wired 4:15 PM
  • "Apple does the two-step: new layer of security added to Apple ID, iCloud" GigaOM 4:15 PM
  • "New adware Trojan circulating that targets Mac OS X systems: Trojan.Yontoo.1 is the most prominent of adware Trojans making the rounds that install a plug-in that renders fraudulent ads on Web pages." CNET News 8:35 AM
  • "Is the new Mac 'trojan' hitting OS X browsers really a trojan?" ZDNet 10:19 AM
  • "New OS X trojan injects ads into pages browsed by Chrome, Firefox, and Safari; even targets Apple's website" The Next Web 8:33 AM
  • "New adware trojan targets OS X users" TUAW 9:05 AM
  • "New Trojan Hits Mac Web Browsers" AppleBitch 9:52 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: iCloud, Dropbox and Amazon top cloud media in the US" Engadget 11:07 AM
  • "Apple's iCloud is most-used cloud service in the US, beating Dropbox & Amazon" AppleInsider 11:05 AM
  • "OS X 10.8.3 fixes Pixelmator 'restarting' bug" TUAW 10:33 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Tackle IMAP e-mail not being stored on server: If OS X Mail will not store drafts, junk mail, or trashed messages on the server for an IMAP account, you likely just need to re-establish Mail's link to the designated account folder." MacFixIt 8:32 PM
  • "Reader verifies OS X 10.8.3 update fixes AD lockout" MacWindows 8:58 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Our favorite Mac cleanup tips" Macworld 7:51 AM
  • "The anatomy of the Mail window" Macworld 9:08 AM
  • "How to Calibrate Your Mac's Display" Mactuts+ 9:05 AM
  • "How to Find Your Mac's MAC Address" Macinstruct 8:58 AM
  • "Tip: USB devices can prevent Windows installing on Macs" MacWindows 8:59 AM
  • "Tip: Black screen for Win 7 or 8 on 13-inch MB Pro, some iMacs" MacWindows 8:59 AM
  • "Yes, There Is An Easier, Better, Faster Way To Edit PDFs On Your Mac" TeraTalks 8:11 AM
  • "Use Outlines Much? Hail To The Cloud! This Is The Way A Mac Outline App Should Work." NoodleMac 7:49 AM
  • "The Coolest Mac Stress Busting App Is Cheap, Simple, And Totally Different" BohemianBoomer 7:49 AM
  • "With Google Shutting Down Reader, The Search Is On For Mac RSS Readers So Try Cream First" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "What Can You Do When Google Begins To Kill Free Services? Backup With CloudPull On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "The Plastic Bullet On Your Mac Turns High Resolution Photos Into Photos From A Plastic Toy Camera" McSolo 7:49 AM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Introducing OX Text Web-Based Word Processor" MacPrices 1:40 PM
  • "Aquafadas Shows Off Its Digital Publishing Skills at the Bologna Children's Book Fair" Aquafadas 1:40 PM
  • "MathMagic Personal 8.5 supports various Frames and faster LaTeX typing" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "Google Reader Alternative NetNewsWire Set To Make Its Comeback On Mac And iOS" App Advice 8:41 AM
  • "NetNewsWire update to bring RSS feed syncing to iPhone, iPad and Mac" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "Transloader 1.5 for OS X and iOS now easier to use, supports magnet URLs and sharing websites" Eternal Storms 7:55 AM
  • "Mac Updates: Skype for Mac 6.3 [Again], DVDRipper Pro 4.0.5, Flying Toasters 1.1" FairerPlatform 7:50 AM
  • "We have released a new SketchUp plug-in that converts our latest pattern design app, Artlandia SymmetryMill, into a SketchUp texture editor." Artlandia 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Smartphone Manufacturers, While LG Ranks Highest Among Traditional Mobile Phone Manufacturers" J.D. Power and Associates 10:08 AM
  • "The iPhone tops J.D. Power satisfaction rankings -- again" CNET News 10:33 AM
  • "Apple Tops Smartphone Satisfaction Survey (Again)" PC Magazine 1:43 PM
  • "Apple No 1 for 9th consecutive time for smartphone customer satisfaction" SlashGear 10:17 AM
  • "J.D. Power: average smartphone satisfaction is up, fights are fierce for second place" Engadget 5:20 PM
  • "DoD Denies Plans to Ditch BlackBerry for Apple"  PC Magazine 3:49 PM
  • "Exclusive: US DoD to purchase 650,000 iOS devices" Electronista 7:51 AM
  • "Department of Defense dumps Blackberry for iPhone: report" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "US Department Of Defense Planning To Purchase 650,000 iOS Devices [Report] Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "US DoD rumored to b dumping BlackBerry and purchasing 650,000 Apple devices" iMore 8:12 AM
  • "US Department of Defense said to be ordering 650,000 iOS devices" iDownload Blog 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's App Store reportedly gets 10x speed boost in China" The Next Web 4:25 PM
  • "iPhone trade-ins doubled in month leading up to Samsung Galaxy S IV launch" VentureBeat 4:47 PM
  • "Chart of the day: Amazon beats Samsung in U.S. tablet sales" ["Apple (AAPL) maintained its position as the No. 1 tablet manufacturer, but in battle for dominance among the Android tablet makers in the U.S. market -- which is what ComScore is measuring here -- Amazon is crushing Samsung."] Fortune 8:37 AM
  • "Apple: Google Now hasn't been submitted to our App Store/The company has confirmed to CNET that the app was never brought to the App Store's submission service, despite Eric Schmidt indicating it might have been." CNET News 1:43 PM
  • "Eric Schmidt calls Apple a 'tremendous technology innovator,' but still wants you to buy a Nexus 10" The Verge 9:18 AM
  • "Google's Eric Schmidt Says The Ball Is In Apple's Court For Google Now On iPhone And iPad" TechCrunch 9:18 AM
  • "Eric Schmidt hints Google Now for iOS stuck in App Store approval process" The Verge 10:17 AM
  • "Schmidt: Google Now for iOS waiting on Apple for approval" CNET News 12:24 PM
  • "Check Out What It's Like To Pilot A Jet With An iPad In The Cockpit [Video] Cult of Mac 11:08 AM
  • "Gadling goes hands-on with the iPad flight bag" TUAW 9:05 AM
  • "Council offers free iPads: It's a library loan, so you'll have to return it" The Register 8:35 AM
  • "Young model ruthlessly fingers upskirt iPad petshop pervert" The Register 8:32 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "How 'dongle' jokes got two people fired—and led to DDoS attacks: 'Developer evangelist' offended by developer, tweets outrage, both are fire" Ars Technica 6:20 PM
  • "Google Glass: It's all about the Eyepiece Stupid" Patent Bolt 6:00 PM
  • "Google applies for another Glass patent, thinks about controlling your garage door and fridge" Engadget 3:13 PM
  • "Google Glass Advances with Superimposed Controls & More" Patent Bolt 11:48 AM
  • "More People Now Watch TV And Movies On Tablets In Bedrooms Than On TVs!" Business Insider 11:05 AM
  • "Site search called proof: GlobalFoundries says 'Project Azalea' shows region's desirability" Albany Times Union 9:53 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Live @ 10 PM ET - Apple ID security upgrade, Adobe CTO to Apple, iPhone camera, plus iOS update" Insanely Great Mac 3:48 PM
  • "The Ihnatko Almanac" 5by5 10:30 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple to deny apps using UDID data, lacking iPhone 5 display support starting May 1" AppleInsider 6:31 PM
  • "Jony Ive Pushing for 'Flat Design' in iOS 7 Amid Greater Hardware-Software Design Collaboration" MacRumors 4:25 PM
  • "Apple's Design Guru Jony Ive Is Reportedly Pushing For A Cleaner, Flatter Design To iPhone Software" Business Insider 4:25 PM
  • "Apple's Ive brings software, hardware teams together in push for 'flat design'" AppleInsider 6:31 PM
  • "Supply chain to deliver next-generation iPhone components in May" DigiTimes 7:46 AM
  • "iPhone 5S to Get Upgraded Camera and Processor, Could Ship to Retailers in the 3rd Quarter" MacRumors 7:51 AM
  • "iPhone 5S to use faster chip and higher-end camera, says report" CNET News 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone 5S with improved camera and faster processor could launch in Q3, report says" Digital Trends 8:53 AM
  • "iOS Update Locks the Gate on Evasi0n Jailbreak" MacNewsWorld 9:06 AM
  • "Crack-proof sapphire crystal to replace Gorilla Glass in iPhone 6?" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "No Samsung Displays On Apple's Next Generation iOS Devices" App Advice 8:41 AM
  • "Rumor: Upgraded Components For iPhone 5S Will Ship In May" AppleBitch 9:18 AM
  • "Apple iOS 6.1.3 Closes One Security Hole, Apparently Opens Another" Huffington Post UK 10:17 AM
  • "Return of the Passcode Flaw in iOS 6.1.3" Intego 12:24 PM
  • "A Great Visualization Of Apple And Google'S Smartphone Market Dominance" BGR 11:05 AM
  • "Apple leads computer manufacturers in customer satisfaction" AppleDailyReport 10:54 AM
  • "Apple TV update brings improved Hulu Plus support, stability improvements" AppleTell 9:07 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Invents Unique Protective Mechanisms for Future Devices" Patently Apple 7:47 AM
  • "Apple looks to protect dropped iPhones by shifting their orientation mid-flight" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "Apple patent watch: The iPhone that lands like a cat" Fortune 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Patents iPhone Drop Protection Mechanisms That Are Built Right Into The Device" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Apple aims to save a falling iPhone via new patent filing" CNET News 8:38 AM
  • "Apple's patent for a cat-like tech could one day save your iPhone" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:48 AM
  • "Apple Improves Auto Exposure Camera Feature for FaceTime" Patently Apple 8:57 AM
  • "Apple to Bring Messages Alerts to the iPad with Vibrator Mode" Patently Apple 7:47 AM
  • "Apple eyes means of secure relocation of encrypted files" AppleDailyReport 8:47 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves auto-configuring audio output" AppleDailyReport 8:53 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:19 AM
  • "Reckless Getaway For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:19 AM
  • "Super Sushi Ninja For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:19 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 21 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:05 AM
  • "Fairer Deals: Cheap iTunes Cards, Free App Bundle, GameStop Coupons, More" FairerPlatform 8:11 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hard Candy Hard Shell Case for 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina" PC Magazine 4:25 PM
  • "Camera shootout: HTC One vs. iPhone 5, Lumia 920 and S3" CNET Asia 8:20 AM
  • "Turn a Thunderbolt display into an all-in-one Mac with Just Mobile's AluRack - review" Macworld UK 9:02 AM
  • "PadGadget's Sound Stage: iLine Cables Let You Connect Anywhere With Any Device – Hands-on Review" PadGadget 9:56 AM
  • "Review: RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum for Mac" Macworld 1:44 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: Public Radio Player 3.0 for iOS is good, but not great" Macworld 9:05 AM
  • "Repix: An Unusual Editing App with Sophisticated Brushes, for iOS Devices" eXtensions 8:26 AM
  • "Ultimate iPad Guide: Conceptual Drawing Apps for Architects" Architosh 8:10 AM
  • "Ultimate iPad Guide: Modeling & Rendering Apps for Architects" Architosh 8:10 AM
  • "Ultimate iPad Guide: Mobile CAD Authoring for Architects" Architosh 7:56 AM
  • "Ultimate iPad Guide: BIM Apps for Architects" Architosh 7:56 AM
  • "Ultimate iPad Guide: Mobile CAD Viewers and Collaboration for Architects" Architosh 7:56 AM
  • "Astronomy Picture of the Day (for iPad)" PC Magazine 9:17 AM
  • "Welcome Spring With These Top Birding Apps for iPad" PadGadget 9:06 AM
  • "The Best QR Code Reader And Generator App For iPhone Is Also The Easiest To Use" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "WePay – Accept Credit Cards and Send Invoices" Best App Site 11:09 AM
  • "Simple Mind Games for iPhone review" iMore 12:24 PM
  • "iCueda for iPad and iPhone review: 3D game that can develop and increase visual memory skills" Macworld UK 9:02 AM
  • "Rock Bandits – Adventure Time Review: Rock Bandits has a lot of good ideas to its credit and a funny storyline, but the actual game winds up being extremely frustrating to play." 148Apps 12:24 PM
  • "Unmechanical Review: There might be no words within Unmechanical but it still tells quite the story about a little, lost robot. It's a highly imaginative puzzle game, too." 148Apps 10:33 AM
  • "Tabletop Defense Review" 148Apps 11:48 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How-to Enable Two Step Authentication for iTunes/iCloud" The Mac Observer 8:21 PM
  • "How To disconnect an Apple TV remote from a MacBook: If you find your Apple TV remote was paired out of the box with your MacBook, there is a way to sever that connection." CNET 6:41 PM
Tips
  • "Should I take that sweet deal on the iPhone 4 or not? In this Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why getting an iPhone 4 for free with a 2-year service contract isn't such a good idea. And she advises another reader on the best options for getting Web access while on vacation." CNET News 1:43 PM
  • "Setting up Mail Notifications for individual accounts" iLounge 9:09 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 9:02 PM
  • "Eric Schmidt & Apple Trade Tweaks on Google Now for iOS" The Mac Observer 6:04 PM
  • "Does Apple's hiring of Adobe's former CTO hint at iOS-OS X hybrids?" AppleDailyReport 5:30 PM
  • "Why App Store Optimization is key for building an audience"  VentureBeat 4:13 PM
  • "The Macalope: Executive statements" Macworld 3:15 PM
  • "Android's Penetration vs. Apple's Skimming Marketing Strategies" Tech.pinions 10:18 AM
  • "Survey declares Apple brand 'less inspiring'" CNET News 11:56 AM
  • "Why the iPad's 3-year enterprise tablet dominance is on the bubble"  AppleTell 9:07 AM
  • "The Conundrum of iTunes' Recognition of Revenues" asymco 9:07 AM
  • "Apple fan releases iOS 7 concept video" Electronista 8:57 AM
  • "Now There's Another Bug That Lets People Hack Into Your iPhone" Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "Apple: iPhone Does Not Need to Be Revolutionary" TheStreet 8:47 AM
  • "The Apple iWatch Is a Stunning, Beautiful, and Revolutionary Figment of Your Imagination"  Minyanville 8:47 AM
  • "Nike vs. Apple vs. Samsung in a Race for the Wrist" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:46 AM
  • "iWatch could bring $2.3bn a year to Apple, but may be a 'grave mistake'"  Macworld UK 8:44 AM
  • "Samsung Is On A Roll, But Can It Beat Apple?" NPR 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone 5S Camera, Chip, Release Date Roundup" Tapscape 8:11 AM
  • "iWatch? iTelevision? Apple's Next Great Billion Dollar Business May Not Be A 'Product' At All" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "A Few Thoughts On Google, Android, And Making Money" PixoBebo 7:50 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Your favorite Thursday sandwich" ["In this business, you can't count on anything having longevity. To avoid new services that are likely to get shut down within a few years, you'd have to avoid every new tech product. Products and services lasting more than a few years are the exception, not the rule."] Marco Arment 8:46 PM
  • "7 Things That Could Have Killed Twitter, But Didn't: Looking back on Twitter's seventh birthday." SplatF 7:39 PM
  • "'Donglegate' is classic overreaction—and everyone pays: Or, how not to deal with difficult social issues." Ars Technica 6:27 PM
  • "Adobe's Creative Cloud shows the incredible potential of pay-as-you-go" CITEworld 5:17 PM
  • "Is Google Keep Better Than a Post-It? Keep's paper-like qualities might just beat its computery ones." Technology Review 4:20 PM
  • "A majority of people think their phone is the first thing people notice about them" Digital Trends 4:09 PM
  • "Everything Wrong with Digital Copyright" Gizmodo 11:09 AM
  • "Microsoft's baffling 'multiple personality disorder'" ZDNet 10:19 AM
  • "Why It's Time for Our Devices to Understand What We Mean, Not Just What We Say" Wired 10:17 AM
  • "What Makes Samsung Tick?" Forbes 12:25 PM
  • "New Samsung smart watch will be company's third stab at wrist accessory" AppleInsider 9:14 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Can I Get Extra Pepperoni on That?" CheezBurger 6:01 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Drops Skeumorphism Reel-to-Reel in Podcast App Update" The Mac Observer 7:45 PM
  • "Proporta Announces Arrival of Ted Baker Spring/Summer 2013 Collection for iPhone 5, iPad and iPad mini." Run Around Tech 4:20 PM
  • "Apple updates Podcasts app to version 1.2" iLounge 4:26 PM
  • "Apple Updates Podcasts App, Adds Custom Stations With iCloud Sync And Fixes Playback Resume Bug" TechCrunch 4:22 PM
  • "Apple Updates Podcasts iOS App With Custom Stations, Playlists, and iCloud Syncing" MacRumors 4:22 PM
  • "Apple Updates Podcasts App With Less Skeumorphic UI And Custom Stations" Cult of Mac 4:20 PM
  • "MorningTunes For iOS Is A Slick Music Player Which Enhances The Experience Of Waking Up With AirPlay Support" Redmond Pie 4:18 PM
  • "Pocket Change Brings Its Rewards-Focused Virtual Currency To iOS" TechCrunch 1:44 PM
  • "Thermodo: Tiny iOS Temperature Sensor, Runaway Kickstarter Success" PadGadget 11:48 AM
  • "New Reminder+ iOS App to Delight Productivity Addicts and Absentminded Alike" Reminder+ 11:38 AM
  • "Gameloft Debuts 'Order & Chaos Duels' On iOS, (Coming Soon To Android)" RazorianFly 11:06 AM
  • "FirmTek Ships Screaming Fast USB 3.0 Trayless Enclosure for 2.5" SSD and HDD drives" FirmTek 10:16 AM
  • "Sonnet Expands xMac™ mini Server Lineup; New Model Supports Two Half-Length, Full-Height PCI Express® Cards" Sonnet Technologies 10:14 AM
  • "Bosses Blocked March Madness? There's an App for That" Mashable 8:53 AM
  • "Dial A For Armadillo In Armaroller" App Advice 8:41 AM
  • "He-Man: The Most Powerful Game In The Universe Is Now Free" App Advice 8:41 AM
  • "Mobile eCMS Available on the App Store" Business Wire 8:38 AM
  • "Bebebe Co. releases the third app in Baby Learns series - Simple Shapes" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "A3 Thinker 1.0 brings Lean Problem Solving to iPhones and iPads" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Introducing Bugs on Bugs - A completely unique and addicting iOS game" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Tickle Critters is donating a portion of proceeds to the RSPCA" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Funky Visions releases Buttermilk - The Bouncing Baby Goat for iOS" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Cats in Black 1.0 for iOS: Fiendishly Clever Sliding Puzzle Appears Easy" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Tag, you're it! Nicholas Stratigopoulos launches fourth app, Tag Games" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Suitcases 1.0 for iOS - Suitcase Packing Checklist with 70+ Items" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Statgeek Changes the Game with New Basketball Stat App" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Penguin vs. Yeti Gold Edition/iOS - Snowboard Platformer and Racing Game" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Air Login lets you access any file on your Mac from your iOS device" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "CalendApp - The New and Revolutionary Social Event Discovery App" prMac 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Blackstone Exploring Various Scenarios for Dell Counterbid" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:29 AM
  • "Dell Walks Fine Line in Pitch for Buyout" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:42 AM
  • "Blackstone Asks Oracle's Hurd If He Wants to Run Dell" CNBC 6:52 AM
  • "Possible Dell Bidder Eyeing Oracle President/Blackstone would prefer that Michael Dell remain the CEO if it purchases the company but has to consider alternatives if Dell remains committed to Silver Lake" CRN 6:53 AM
  • "Imagine Michael Dell Replaced by Mark Hurd: The Blackstone Group is supposedly thinking about replacing Dell as CEO if it bids and wins" Sys-Con Media 6:52 AM
  • "Reports: Blackstone Competing To Take Dell Private/Investment firm Blackstone Group is now Reportedly making a rival bid acquire Dell, with the company's efforts to go private already under fire from shareholders" TechWeekEurope 6:52 AM
  • "H.P.'s Board Wins Re-election, but Change May Be Coming Anyway" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:39 AM
  • "H-P's Chairman Isn't Out of the Woods Yet" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:10 PM
  • "Some H-P Directors Narrowly Survive Shareholder Challenge" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:41 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Shareholders Deliver Sharp Rebuke To Directors" Here Is The City 6:54 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard board members survive challenge" MarketWatch 6:55 AM
  • "HP Labs builds a glasses-free, portable 3D display with wide viewing angles (Video)" Engadget 6:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Report on Law Enforcement Requests" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft fills in more details of rumored Windows Blue upgrade with Fresh Paint (Video)" Engadget 6:45 AM
  • "Microsoft looking to 'extend touch' in 'dramatic' ways for Windows Blue, leaked Video reveals" The Verge 6:41 AM
  • "Blue clues: Microsoft's Windows Server Blue mentions materialize/We've heard about Windows Blue and Windows Phone Blue. Now we're getting a few tidbits about Windows Server Blue, the next release of Windows Server expected this summer." ZDNet 1:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Store Now Offering Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X for Free" Gadgetell 1:37 PM
  • "Is There Any Reason To Like Microsoft Besides Its Dividend?" Seeking Alpha 12:27 PM
  • "Bing adds social networks and more answers to Snapshot information sidebar" The Verge 1:36 PM
  • "Bing tries to get its social on, again: The search engine adds social media shortcuts to its people search results." CNET News 5:00 PM
  • "Intel vs. Microsoft: how Atom processors could kill Windows RT" The Verge 1:18 PM
  • "Brit becomes head of Intel Canada" TG Daily 6:49 AM
  • "Intel carries on taking the tablets" TG Daily 6:40 AM
  • "10 inch tablets will die: Intel" CRN 6:58 AM
  • "Intel testing TV service with employees in three markets: Eric Free, vice president and general manager for content and services at Intel Media, also tells CNET he believes 2013 is the year that over-the-top Video service really takes off." CNET News 12:34 PM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) Plans To Cut Off the APU Prices in April 2013" Crazy Joys 6:56 AM
  • "Oracle's Sales Stall; Stock Tumbles 8%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:43 AM
  • "Oracle server revenue slides (again)" GigaOM 7:14 AM
  • "Oracle shares dive after severe third-quarter miss; analysts cut views" Reuters 12:30 PM
  • "Oracle woes add up to more than a slacker salesforce" GigaOM 7:35 PM
  • "Cisco inadvertently weakens password encryption in its IOS operating system: The password encryption scheme used in newer Cisco IOS versions is weak, researchers find" Techworld 6:57 AM
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Apple News
  • "Hating Apple as a Consumer - Loving Apple as an Investor" The Motley Fool 4:15 PM
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  • "When David Einhorn Talks, Markets Listen—Usually" ["Unlike the other stocks he had mentioned, shares of Apple barely budged—King Midas had touched a table, and it stubbornly remained wood. Partly this was a function of Apple being one of the largest and most actively traded companies in the world. And partly it was because markets obey David Einhorn more when he is bashing a stock than when he is boosting one."] Bloomberg Businessweek 9:01 AM
  • "Apple Vs. Intel - Which Is The Better Investment?" The Motley Fool 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Holds Its Bounce, First Solar Fires Up Again" Forbes 11:48 AM
Industry News
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  • "Euro Falls Toward Four-Month Low as Output Contracts; Yen Rises" Bloomberg 7:48 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks jump to lead Asia; Hong Kong down/Japanese stocks jumped Thursday ahead of a closely-watched press briefing by the new central bank governor, while mainland Chinese shares advanced after a preliminary reading on manufacturing activity showed an improvement." MarketWatch 7:04 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks fall after weak PMI, Cyprus/European stock markets posted broad losses on Thursday, as German manufacturing data showed a surprise drop, while investors kept their eyes on Cyprus, where lawmakers struggled to save the country from bankruptcy." MarketWatch 7:05 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:30 PM
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