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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "Apple Acquires Indoor Location Company WifiSLAM" WSJ Blogs 6:57 PM
  • "Apple buys indoor smartphone locating company WiFiSLAM" 9 to 5 Mac 7:00 PM
  • "Apple buys 'indoor GPS' company WifiSLAM for $20M" AppleInsider 9:09 PM
  • "Security Flaws Could Undermine Trust In Apple's Mobile Payment Ambitions" Forbes 7:41 AM
  • "EU to 'probe' Apple's deal with network operators" ANI 7:41 AM
  • "The fruits of success – will stagnation follow innovation for Apple and Samsung?" Stuff Magazine 7:42 AM
  • "8 myths about the smartwatch revolution: New Reports, rumors and predictions about smartwatches are packed with misconceptions" Computerworld 7:26 AM
  • "Apple, In a Rough World, Looks to Patent Some Protection" eWeek 12:40 PM
  • "How To Unlock That Stashed Foreign Cash" ["Robert A. Olstein, a forensic accountant turned money manager based in Purchase, N.Y., has an elegantly simple solution for Apple, as well as for Cisco Systems and Microsoft, which also keep billions of dollars abroad: he says they should repatriate the wealth — which would require them to pay billions in fresh United States taxes."] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:40 PM
  • "Australian parliament to probe Apple over iTunes pricing" Digital Spy 9:18 PM
  • "Dodging the question on the great Aussie rip-off: IT should be an easy question to answer. You ask an Australian for more than $3000 for one product. You ask an American for less than $US2000 for the same product. Why do you charge Australians so much more? Don't you like us very much?" ["Apple also appeared at the pricing committee today, and its answers were expected but, to its credit, much clearer. It charges more for music, movies and TV shows in Australia because the record labels, movie and TV houses charge greater wholesale prices here. It's not fair, of course, for Australians to pay 70 per cent more for AC/DC's Back in Black than Americans pay, but Apple is not behind the extra fee."]  Melbourne Herald Sun 3/22
  • "Apple blames rights holders for big mark-ups" Melbourne Age 3/22
  • "Apple, Microsoft defend Australian pricing at inquiry" AFP 3/22
  • "Apple blames Big Content" TG Daily 3/22
  • "Apple, Microsoft and Adobe give reasons for higher prices in Australia, can't guarantee you'll like them" Engadget 3/22
  • "A Slightly Improved iPhone May Not Mute Apple's Critics: Does the next iPhone have to be a home run, or will a solid double be enough to woo back critics and investors? The latest speculation involves what is being called the iPhone 5S, which may have a better processor and camera but nothing else in the way of groundbreaking design or functions. Then again, a predicted third quarter launch gives Apple enough time to pull a rabbit out of the innovation hat." MacNewsWorld 3/22
  • "EU antitrust regulators monitoring distribution of Apple's iPad, iPhone" ["'The Commission has been made aware of Apple's distribution practices for iPhone and iPad. There have been no formal complaints though,' Antoine Colombani told a daily briefing."] Reuters 3/22
  • "European regulators scrutinize iPhone contracts with carriers: The informal antitrust probe comes after carriers complain that Apple's strict terms squelch competition." CNET News 3/22
  • "iPhone, iPad come under EU antitrust scrutiny" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 3/22
  • "Europe Weighs iPhone Sale Deals With Carriers for Antitrust Abuse" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/22
  • "EU regulator monitors Apple iPad and iPhone distribution" Reuters 3/22
  • "EU Probes iPhone Contracts" [Paid Membership Required] 3/22
  • "Apple's IPad, IPhone Distribution Faces EU Antitrust Scrutiny" Bloomberg 3/22
  • "EU mulls Apple antitrust probe over contracts: Telcos claim that Apple contracts with operators are too strict" IDG News Service 3/22
  • "Apple put under Europe's microscope after iPhone antitrust complaints" ZDNet 3/22
  • "What Apple did to trigger a European antitrust inquiry" Fortune 3/22
  • "EU antitrust unit said to eye Apple iPhone accords" MarketWatch 3/22
  • "Ex Apple CEO Sculley thinks Jony Ive will notice 'next big thing': Sculley has elaborated on what he meant when he said Apple is experiencing a 'lull in innovation'" Macworld UK 3/22
  • "Anatomy of the Apple ID password reset exploit" iMore 2:52 PM
  • "Apple Plugs Password Security Hole" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:09 PM
  • "Security experts applaud Apple's new two-factor authentication: Option locks Apple IDs, stymies account hijacking"  Computerworld 9:49 AM
  • "Apple rolls out two-factor authentication, iForgot service is back up" SiliconRepublic 7:42 AM
  • "Apple rolls out fix for password reset security hole, iForgot site back up" iMore 7:34 AM
  • "Apple brings password page back online after fixing security exploit" The Verge 9:13 AM
  • "Apple pulls iForgot password recovery system over security bug" The Register 3/22
  • "Apple Updates XProtect to Detect Yontoo Adware" Intego 3/22
  • "Apple fights Yontoo Trojan with XProtect update: New XProtect definitions identify Yontoo as 'OSX.AdPlugin.i' and block all but the latest versions of Java." MacFixIt 3/22
  • "Apple blocks OS X 'Yontoo' malware that injected ads into websites" 9 to 5 Mac 3/22
  • "Apple updates XProtect.plist to block Yontoo" AppleInsider 3/22
  • "Mac Users Getting Slammed By Yontoo Trojan" CRN 3/22
  • "Apple leads, Dropbox gains in cloud storage wars: Your digital entertainment habits help propel Apple to quite the lead over other cloud storage services in the U.S., according to a new survey." CNET News 3/22
  • "Apple increases iCloud hacking defences: Apple has introduced two-step authentication for iCloud and other services to beef up security against possibly hacking attacks." Telegraph 3/22
  • "Security loophole leaves Apple IDs, passwords vulnerable to easy attack" Digital Trends 3/22
  • "Apple Enables Two-Step Verification to Thwart Account Hijacking" eWeek 3/22
  • "Two-step verification added to Apple IDs" USA Today 3/22
  • "Apple confirms password vulnerability, says it's 'working on a fix'" The Verge 3/22
  • "Apple Offers Advanced Security Tool" Zacks 3/22
  • "Apple security flaw discovered; two-step verification recommended" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3/22
  • "Apple beefs up customer security" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3/22
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/Readers ask about the feasibility of fixing a broken MacBook trackpad, and other Mac-related questions." MacFixIt 3/22
  • "Riffstation, an app to help you learn guitar parts by ear" GigaOM 1:05 PM
  • "User+Interface+Issues: Commentary..." MacInTouch 11:58 AM
  • "Get An Overview Of Mac Folder Sizes & Drive Space Usage With DiskSpace" AddictiveTips 8:24 AM
  • "Review: Yandex 1.5 browser offers a lot of Cyrillic, but not much else" Macworld 7:34 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Type2Phone pairs your Mac keyboard with your iOS devices" Macworld 3/22
  • "Wish lists, upcoming-track alerts, adding comments to multiple tracks, and more" Macworld 3/22
  • "How to Build a Multilingual Site via Wordpress Plugins" Foliovision 3/22
  • "How to Create Fillable PDF Forms on Your Mac" Mactuts+ 3/22
  • "Setting DHCP Reservations on Your AirPort" Macinstruct 3/22
  • "MacMost Now 842: Using the Secondary Click" MacMost 3/22
  • "Mastering Evernote: Version Control Your Notes With History Feature [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 3/22
  • "Show the total number of messages in Mail mailboxes" Mac OS X Hints 3/22
  • "Small Is Beautiful. Less Is More. And 'Done' Is The Mac Todo List App You Can Actually Use" NoodleMac 3/22
  • "A Few Words About The #2 Most Useful, Usable, Necessary Mac Utility You Can Buy (it's free, too)" Mac 360 3/22
  • "A New And Juicy Way To Manage Color Palettes And Schemes On A Mac" TeraTalks 3/22
  • "PassLocker Is The Inexpensive, Easy Way To Secure Logins And Passwords, Mac To iPhone" Mac 360 3/22
  • "Just What Every Mac Coder Developer Needs: Yet Another Free Text Editor" BohemianBoomer 3/22
  • "A Few Words About The #1 Most Useful, Usable, And Necessary Mac Utility You Can Buy" Mac 360 3/22
  • "The Easiest Way Ever For Mac Users To Connect To Remote Servers Right From The Finder" McSolo 3/22
  • "How To Fall In Love With A Money Management App That Syncs Up iPhone To Mac" Mac 360 3/22
Press Releases
  • "Ace Slots Machine Casino 2 Brings More Las Vegas Style Slots to the Mac" prMac 9:18 PM
  • "Mac Games: Bioshock Infinite, WarCraft Hearthstone Coming This Summer" FairerPlatform 1:28 PM
  • "Blizzard's New Gig is a 'Freemium' Card Trading Game" Tom's Hardware 9:17 PM
  • "Remo Software Launches PSD Repair Tool for Mac" prMac 3/22
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's iPhone 5S could jump-start mobile payments" MacDailyNews 12:45 PM
  • "Apple Wants Happy Landings For Fallen Phones: A falling iPhone may no longer result in a cracked screen if one or more of Apple's ideas to protect the device bear fruit." Sky News 7:42 AM
  • "The cash register rings its last sale: Stores ditch cash registers, allow sales staff and shoppers to checkout on phones and tablets" ["J.C. Penney, a mid-price department-store chain, said the response by customers has been great since it started rolling out iPod Touch devices late last year in its 1,100 stores. The goal is to have one in the hands of every salesperson by May. The company said that about a quarter of purchases at its stores nationwide now come from an iPod Touch. ... Urban Outfitters had given iPod Touch devices to its sales staff two years ago and the move has been very well received by shoppers, said Calvin Hollinger, the company's chief information officer in his address to investors."] Associated Press 3/22
  • "Apple Grabs Top Spot In J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Study ... Again" App Advice 3/22
  • "Apple tops smartphone satisfaction survey for ninth consecutive time" T3 3/22
  • "Customer Satisfaction With Smartphones Increases, Apple Ranks Highest For 9th Consecutive Time" MacPrices 3/22
  • "Apple and HP top customer experience ratings for computer companies" Digital Trends 3/22
  • "Apple & HP Rated Best For Customer Experience [Report] Cult of Mac 3/22
  • "Apple adds 'Offers In-App Purchases' App Store warning to freemium apps: iOS store's tweak makes it clearer which apps offer IAP, which may be a boon for parents" The Guardian 3/22
  • "Google To Compete With Apple and Samsung On Smart Watch" Forbes 3/22
  • "NYT: Apple allegedly squeezing EU operators on iPhone contracts, regulators looking into it" The Verge 3/22
  • "Apple under fire from governments in both hemispheres over alleged anti-competitive practices" 9 to 5 Mac 3/22
  • "15 of the App Store's most bizarre offerings" [Slideshow] Macworld 3/22
  • "Apple Agrees to Accept Syria Wargame if It Doesn't Include Syria" Forbes 3/22
  • "Apple Yanks 'Sweatshop' Game From The App Store. Oh, The Irony" ReadWrite 3/22
  • "Apple bans sweatshop iPad game" CNET News 3/22
  • "Chinese Students Are Signing Up For Horrific Loans To Buy Apple Products" Cult of Mac 3/22
  • "iPad Hacker Appeals With Cyber Law Expert as New Lawyer" Mashable 3/22
  • "Steve Wozniak Talks About Early Apple in Newly Found 1984 Videos" The Mac Observer 3/22
  • "iPad-Playing Penguins Try to Nip at Virtual Mouse" ABCNews 3/22
  • "Watch Nokia's Stephen Elop Lob Someone Else's iPhone On The Floor, Promise To Replace It" TechCrunch 3/22
  • "Elop throws an iPhone on Finnish TV, refuses to answer Lumia 928 questions" The Verge 3/22
  • "Kid Fakes Kidnapping to Con an iPad" PadGadget 3/22
Non-Apple News
  • "Senate embraces Internet taxes: Senators vote 75 to 24 to glue an endorsement of Internet sales taxes onto a Democratic budget bill, despite opponents predicting the idea is antibusiness and a 'bureaucratic nightmare.'" CNET News 3/22
  • "ARM's new CEO: You'll get no 'glorious new strategy' from me" The Register 3/22
  • "Twitter Archive Now Supports 12 More Languages" PC Magazine 3/22
  • "Forget Passwords! EyeVerify Knows You by Your Eyes" PC Magazine 3/22
  • "Temporary fixes released for Samsung Android lock-screen glitch" IDG News Service 3/22
  • "Researchers uncover vSkimmer malware targeting point-of-sale systems: Malware is sold on cybercriminal forums, McAfee researchers say" IDG News Service 3/22
  • "Tech hub working on 'Nigeria's next big idea'" CNN 3/22
  • "China to create home-grown operating system: China is working with software firm Canonical on an open-source operating system customised for Chinese users." BBC 3/22
  • "Female coder is sacked for tweeting picture of men who made 'sexist' dongle jokes at PyCon developer conference" The Independent 3/22
  • "At AT&T Stores, No Welcome Mat for BlackBerry" [Paid Membership Required] 3/22
  • "BlackBerry CEO Talks Testing Smartphone-Powered Notebooks and Tablets, Will Share More Info In May" TechCrunch 3/22
  • "Blackberry boss Thorsten Heins takes bite out of 'outdated' Apple iPhone: Lack of innovation has left iPhone user interface outdated, he says" The Independent 3/22
  • "BlackBerry's U.S. Debut Marks Biggest Test of Comeback" Bloomberg 3/22
  • "Micron's Revenue Beats Estimates on Higher Chip Shipments" Bloomberg 3/22
  • "Vietnamese high school kids can pass Google interview" The Register 3/22
  • "Google Opens Universal Analytics Beta To All, Creates A Single Analytics Platform For Tracking Online And Offline Interactions" TechCrunch 3/22
  • "Watch Google's Sergey Brin Talk About The Emasculating Smartphone And Google Glass" TechCrunch 3/22
  • "Google Drive hit by three outages this week: One of the incidents affected more than 30 percent of user requests to connect to the cloud storage suite" IDG News Service 3/22
  • "Google is also working on a smartwatch, following Apple, Samsung" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3/22
  • "Google's Schmidt nixes Android-Chrome merger talk" V3 3/22
  • "Kansas City Hosts Hackathon To Develop Apps For Google Fiber" Forbes 3/22
  • "LG developing own iWatch and Google Glass-like wearable gizmo" iDownload Blog 3/22
  • "Adobe to Australia: Higher pricing is your 'personalised experience'" ZDNet 3/22
  • "iMore show 342: Mobile accomplishments" iMore 8:43 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets The Loop's Jim Dalrymple, Laptop magazine's Michael Prospero, and Kirk McElhearn, Macworld's 'iTunes Guy,' this week on the Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3/22
  • "Interview with Janice Stillman of The Old Farmer's Almanac" Your Mac Life 3/22
  • "Apple logs patent for 'anti-drop' iPhone technology" The Scotsman 11:44 AM
  • "Rumor: First iPhone 5S Components Appear" Apple Bitch 7:44 AM
  • "Apple to launch 'low-end iPhone' without Retina in 2013: report: That's the claim from Amit Daryanani of RBC Capital Markets, who says the device will have a 4-inch display, but come with plastic casing."  CNET News 3/22
  • "Rumor: Apple to launch cheaper iPhone with plastic casing, non-Retina display this summer" AppleInsider 3/22
  • "iPhone 5S, Low-End iPhone With No Retina Display Reportedly Launching This Summer" BGR 3/22
  • "When Apple's new iPhones are due" Fortune 3/22
  • "Jony Ive Leaves His Mark As Skeuomorphism Concept Vanishes From One App" App Advice 3/22
  • "With Apple's Jony Ive leading effort, iOS 7 could have simpler look" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3/22
  • "Apple Management Shake-Up Results in Better Collaboration Between Apple Design Teams, New 'Flat' Design for iOS 7" PadGadget 3/22
  • "iOS 7 to be flatter, starker, and simpler" T3 3/22
  • "Apple's iOS 7 Could Come With Simpler, 'Flat' Design Jony Ive Says" LAPTOP Magazine 3/22
  • "Apple iOS Platform Preferred by Enterprises Worldwide: Citrix/The report, which also details trends in dealing with apps and security policies, found iOS is the preferred platform in many vertical industries." eWeek 3/22
  • "iPhone 6 Concept: Waterproof iPhone with New Home Button" GottaBeMobile 3/22
  • "Photos show alleged Home button, vibrator for iPhone 5S" Electronista 3/22
  • "iPhone 5S Update -Everything You Need to Know" Tapscape 3/22
  • "Apple warns 'we will reject apps that aren't iPhone 5, Retina ready, use UDID'" Macworld UK 3/22
  • "Apple places kill date on apps that use 'UDID' device identifiers" ZDNet 3/22
  • "Apple granted four design patents, files for vibrating iPad 5, iBooks Author" Macworld UK 3/22
  • "Apple plans iPhone that always falls on its feet" Telegraph 3/22
  • "Apple's Next iPhone Could Come With Built-In Drop Protection, Patent Hints" LAPTOP Magazine 3/22
  • "Apple patent filing involves electronic device keyboard illumination" AppleDailyReport 3/22
  • "Yet more problems said to plague Retina MacBooks: Problems with fans and ghosting on the Retina display, and now claims that users are experiencing 'other significant performance issues'." Macworld UK 3/22
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "WarCom: Genesis For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:46 AM
  • "Centrifeud For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 10:46 AM
  • "Fire Escapes For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:46 AM
  • "Fractal Combat For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 3/22
  • "Super Goalkeeper For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 3/22
  • "Save The Pencil For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 3/22
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/22
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/22
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/22
  • "MacBook Pro Prices -13 Inch Models -$1,019 To $2,194 -Best Deals, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 3/22
  • "MacBook Pro Prices -15 Inch Models -$1,100 to $3,049 -Best Deals, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 3/22
  • "MacBook Air Prices -$640 To $1,599 -Best Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3/22
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 17 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 3/22

  • "WHICH IS FASTER? Thunderbolt Bus Powered 2.5' or USB 3.0 Bus Powered 2.5' Storage?" Bare Feats 11:37 AM
  • "How the Galaxy S 4 stacks up against iPhone, S III" Associated Press 9:04 AM
  • "Roku 3 Review: The New Best Streaming Box" Gizmodo 3/22
  • "Review: GOAL ZERO's Switch 8 Solar Kit juices your iPhone with sunbeams" AppleInsider 3/22
  • "Part Deux: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 versus other Mac Pro GPUs" Bare Feats 3/22
  • "Profectus's iPhone Wallet/Case Is Well Made and Butter Soft" The Mac Observer 3/22
  • "iKit NuCharge Battery Case for iPhone 5 Review" 148Apps 3/22
  • "Review: BodyGuardz ScreenGuardz Pure for iPad Mini" iSource 3/22
  • "Review: Moshi Luna keyboard for Mac offers backlit keys, stylish design" Macworld 3/22
  • "Video Review DBA CASES Thin Grip Case for iPhone 5" Run Around Tech 3/22
  • "Dual-jack Heist may not be Wicked good, but they're pretty good earbuds" AppleDailyReport 3/22
  • "Aztaka: These days it seems like the return of the sidescroller. There have been action sidescrollers, stealth sidescrollers, underwater puzzle sidescrollers, and now even an action-RPG sidescroller, Aztaka. Given the large quantity of games to compare it against, does Aztaka bring something new to the table? Does it bring in a new gameplay mechanic, a compelling story, expansive environments, or none of the above? Well, there's only one way to find out. Let's get playing." Inside Mac Games 3/22
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Ultimate iPad Guide: Note Taking & Idea Apps for Architects" Architosh 2:48 PM
  • "Hands on: Apple's Podcasts app loses reel animation, gains playlists/Apple's Podcasts 1.2 for iOS replaces skeuomorphism with iCloud and playlists." Ars Technica 2:41 PM
  • "PaperDesk For iPad Is A Powerful, Versatile Note-Taking App We've Come Across In A Long Time" Redmond Pie 12:08 PM
  • "10 Great Apps That Are Still Exclusive To The iPhone" Business Insider 9:11 AM
  • "Get A Gesture-Based, Predictive Keyboard On Your iPad With Path Input" AddictiveTips 8:44 AM
  • "Little Things Forever for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 7:35 AM
  • "GarageBand for iOS review: The music creation app that continues to amaze" CNET Reviews 3/22
  • "Apple's Podcasts review: New features close the gap, but it's not perfect" CNET Reviews 3/22
  • "Review: Apple's Podcasts app catches up with the competition" GigaOM 3/22
  • "Hands on: Podcasts 1.2 is the one Apple should have shipped" Macworld 3/22
  • "Apple's Podcasts iOS App Gets Playlists, Custom Stations & More" AddictiveTips 3/22
  • "Create & Send Doodles From The iPhone Messages App" AddictiveTips 3/22
  • "Thoughts On Mailbox App" Forbes 3/22
  • "Over for iOS review: Adding text to your photos is fun with Over" CNET Reviews 3/22
  • "Now TV 2.0 for iPad and iPhone review: Movies and Sports on your iOS device" Macworld UK 3/22
  • "Addappt opens its contact sync app for iOS to the public with new group and messaging features" The Next Web 3/22
  • "Build beautiful slide decks on your iPad with Haiku Deck" PCWorld 3/22
  • "Sorry, DNG iPhone app won't let you shoot true raw photos: A new iOS camera app called Digital Negative uses Adobe's DNG format to store uncompressed photos, but it's not the original raw sensor data. Developer Cypress Innovations hopes Apple will open up." CNET News 3/22
  • "Moment Camera For iPhone Is A Charming Alternative Snapper With A Beautiful And Clean User Interface" Redmond Pie 3/22
  • "Abalone Swims To The App Store, But This Game Is No Wet Fish" App Advice 3/22
  • "Review: Karateka for iOS is a beautiful fighting game for the casual player" Macworld 3/22
  • "'Le Vamp' Review - This Endless Runner Bites, but That's a Good Thing" Touch Arcade 3/22
  • "Plasma-Sky Review: Plasma-Sky is another one of those addictive arcade shooters that is available in the App Store and has the appeal to attract almost anyone to its vibrant and enjoyable gameplay." 148Apps 3/22
  • "Solitaire Blitz Review" 148Apps 3/22
  • "Review: Heist and Run – A Fast-Paced 'Beat The Cops' Racing Game for iOS" MacTrast 3/22
  • "How To accept Game Center friend requests on iPhone and iPad" iMore 5:38 PM
  • "How to remove a friend from Game Center on iPhone and iPad" iMore 3/22
  • "Apply Live Wallpapers & Scrolling Backgrounds To iPhone Home Screen" AddictiveTips 3/22
  • "Charge Your Phone Faster by Switching to Airplane Mode Before Plugging In" Lifehacker 3/22
  • "How Apple invites facile analysis: Conjecture and misunderstanding can trump actual knowledge when it comes to evaluating a company; the hubbub surrounding Apple is a case study." Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 6:08 PM
  • "The smartest column about Apple that I've read all week" Fortune 6:09 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: That's one opinion" Macworld 10:09 AM
  • "Apple Anonymous: Tales from behind the Genius Bar" Fortune 7:45 AM
  • "For iOS 7, Apple May Dispense with the Leather and Felt" Techland 3/22
  • "Why I won't be going back to BlackBerry from iPhone: After using BlackBerry phones for years before switching to an iPhone, I was intrigued to see whether the Z10 could tempt me back. But glitches and a lack of apps left me cold." CNET Reviews 3/22
  • "Apple's Wrongheaded, Dangerous Censorship of Satirical Sweatshop for iPad" Techland 3/22
  • "Here's One Way Apple Continues to Dominate" TheStreet 3/22
  • "Scaling on a Shoestring, Lessons from NewsBlur" Webmonkey 3/22
  • "Will Obamacare Tax Your iPhone as a Medical Device?" CIO 3/22
  • "The Challenge for Smartphone Makers in 2013" Tech.pinions 3/22
  • "Will There Be More Than One New iPhone This Summer?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3/22
  • "Managers: Those iPads coming to work, it's not what you think" ZDNet 3/22
  • "Apple: On the art of entering a (corporate) corner/Apple's reconstituted design organization is beginning to work together again." ZDNet 3/22
  • "Analyst predicts iPhone 5S, low-cost iPhone this summer (but I'm dubious)" AppleDailyReport 3/22
  • "Eric Schmidt: Apple is a 'tremendous technology innovator'" TUAW 3/22
  • "So long, break-even" asymco 3/22
  • "Apple Fixes Its Podcast App, One Of Its Biggest Embarrassments" Business Insider 3/22
  • "6 Ways The iPhone 5 Still Outshines Samsung's Galaxy S4" Business Insider 3/22
  • "Is The iPhone Outdated? [Poll] ReadWrite 3/22
  • "Poll: Six weeks on, are you still using Mailbox?" The Next Web 3/22
  • "Friday Poll: What killer feature do you want in the next iPhone?" CNET News 3/22
  • "Galaxy S III, iPhone Users Not So Different After All" AllThingsD 3/22
  • "The Pressure is on Apple to update the iPhone's Aging Interface" Patently Apple 3/22
  • "Apple's iOS Is Looking Seriously Stale, But It's Still the Platform to Beat"  Wired 3/22
  • "BlackBerry CEO Says iPhone Is 'Passe'" ABCNews 3/22
  • "If You Can't Beat 'Em, Lie About 'Em: How Samsung Marginalizes All Competition Except Apple" PixoBebo 3/22
  • "Apple vs. Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, And Android: Proof You Get What You Pay For" Mac 360 3/22
  • "The Evolution Of Google Reader Started With A Crash" TechCrunch 9:10 PM
  • "Do we need another Windows OS? Microsoft made a case this week for Windows RT. Is it necessary?" CNET News 5:59 PM
  • "(Web) Sandcastles Made Of Sand" TechCrunch 3:30 PM
  • "How To get rid of massive waitlists for college courses and turn professors into rock stars" GigaOM 1:55 PM
  • "The real breakthrough of Google Glass: controlling the internet of things" GigaOM 11:34 AM
  • "The Economics of Evil Google" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:50 AM
  • "The door starts to open: HBO mulling the first step toward a la carte programming" AppleDailyReport 3/22
  • "Facebook's social status can't cement its future" MarketWatch 3/22
  • "Swapping Windows 8 for Linux Mint, openSuSE and Fedora on my new netbook" ZDNet 3/22
  • "Five Opportunities for Mobile Computing: Thousands of startup companies see mobile computing as their chance to strike it big. We picked five." Technology Review 3/22
  • "Facebook's Sandberg and Yahoo's Mayer don't pass muster as tech role models for UK young women" V3 3/22
  • "Women aren't even safe in the Twittersphere: When women, like Adria Richard, speak up, they risk the misogynist wrath of those who try to shut them down" Salon 3/22
  • "Unboxing the Razer Edge Gaming Tablet" PC Magazine 3/22
  • "The top 8 cloud skills employers now demand" [Slideshow] CIO 3/22
  • "Worried your cloud service will die? Get open source insurance" InfoWorld 3/22
  • "Google, LinkedIn, and Microsoft prove no cloud is too big to fail: Crashes are inevitable in the cloud. The trick to a successful cloud strategy is to design for the impending failure" InfoWorld 3/22
  • "Email forever! Why social apps can't replace it" InfoWorld 3/22
  • "'Freemium' model makes video-game marketing tough slog" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 3/22
  • "PC monitor demand to continue declining in 2013, but large display segment set to grow, says IDC" DigiTimes 3/22
  • "Google Driverless Car: Hands-On Account Of Driverless Car Ride" BGR 3/22
  • "Could drive vendors end transient drive failures?" ZDNet 3/22
  • "Don't Fear Your Kids' Technology Use; Embrace it" Mashable 3/22
  • "US Department Of Defense Comes To The Defense Of ... BlackBerry?" App Advice 3/22
  • "Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Blackberry Q10 specs comparison" The Inquirer 3/22
  • "Commentary: Foxconn does not need Sharp Mexico plant" DigiTimes 3/22
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: A case for every season" Macworld 10:58 AM
  • "Not Even Apple's Own Camera App Has Mobli 3's New Video Feature" App Advice 9:37 AM
  • "Word Up! Dictionary & Thesaurus App Updated With New Features" App Advice 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Adds Warning Label In App Store For Apps That Offer In-App Purchases" App Advice 7:23 AM
  • "Cadalog, Inc. releases Viso3D for SketchUp and the iPad" Architosh 3/22
  • "Tidbits: Vectorworks webinar, ICS offerings and more" Architosh 3/22
  • "A Rackmount Thunderbolt Chassis for Your Mac Mini" FairerPlatform 3/22
  • "Plex for iOS 3.1 brings a mobile media server, deep content filters" Engadget 3/22
  • "Mobli Update to iOS App Lets You Switch Between Your Smartphone's Cameras While Recording Video" TechCrunch 3/22
  • "SaferCar iOS App Provides Real-Time Vehicle Safety Info" PC Magazine 3/22
  • "Pinterest iOS, Android Apps Updated" PC Magazine 3/22
  • " For iOS Brings You Up To Speed With New UI And iPhone 5 Support" App Advice 3/22
  • "Junk Reporter for iCloud - The easiest way to fight spam in iCloud for iOS" jeTap 3/22
  • "Get a ChilBox Bluetooth speaker for $49.99" CNET News 3/22
  • "More customers want the same OS across all their devices" AppleDailyReport 3/22
  • "Streamweaver's updated iOS app makes recording live, multi-angle videos crazy easy (exclusive)" VentureBeat 3/22
  • "Dropbox-owned Mailbox hits 1M users, debuts v1.1 of iOS app" MacNN 3/22
  • "Google Now is not coming to iOS... yet" Memeburn 3/22
  • "Pinterest For iOS' New UI Enhancements Are Quite Interesting" App Advice 3/22
  • "Apple Fixes Its Busted Podcasts App (But I Still Won't Switch)" ReadWrite 3/22
  • "Apple updates Podcasts app with new features and design changes" Digital Trends 3/22
  • "Honda's new smartphone app can reduce traffic jams and improve fuel efficiency" The Verge 3/22
  • "Voltissimo can juice your iPhone in 15 minutes" CNET News 3/22
  • "New iPhone apps worth downloading: Reuters, Order & Chaos Duels, Fetch" Reuters 3/22
  • "New Disney World Mobile Guide iPhone App Released" prMac 3/22
  • "Made with AppEasy - Murder Detective 2 Corruption is Now Available" prMac 3/22
  • "MixIT - Combine Your Photos for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" prMac 3/22
  • "MYStuff home and business inventory program upgraded to 2.0 Pro" prMac 3/22
  • "Announcing Elixr for iPhone: Great Drinks with Friends" prMac 3/22
  • "Byte By Byte LLC Releases Buster Balloon for iOS" prMac 3/22
  • "Deedil Launches Letters Flash Cards ABC App for iPhone and iPad" prMac 3/22
  • "Math Mathews - Innovative Serious Game for iPad Released!" prMac 3/22
  • "Paleo Diet? Zone Diet? Crossfit? You need Food RX" prMac 3/22
  • "PrestoBingo Shapes Adds New Illustrated Puzzles!" prMac 3/22
  • "Remo Software Launches PSD Repair Tool for Mac" prMac 3/22
  • "Funny Socks 1.0 Free for iOS - Match Pairs of Socks in Memory Game" prMac 3/22
  • "Tell A Friend for iOS - Recommend Apps On Your iDevice" prMac 3/22
  • "Gartu in the Kindergarten - Fun and Education for the little ones" prMac 3/22
  • "JMS Apps Releases Kondrian for iOS" prMac 3/22
Computer Industry
  • "Bidding War for Dell Appears Likely/A bidding war for Dell Inc. looks likely, with Blackstone Group LP and Carl Icahn expressing interest in the company before a key deadline for offers expired Friday." [Paid Membership Required] 11:54 AM
  • "Michael Dell's buyout plans Reportedly challenged by two rival bids" The Verge 12:58 PM
  • "Blackstone, Icahn to make offers to buy Dell: Reports: Asset-management firm submitted preliminary deal proposal last night, to rival Michael Dell and Silver Lake's $24.4 billion offer, Reports say. Additional Report says activist investor Carl Icahn has also told Dell's board he'll make an offer." CNET News 1:10 PM
  • "Potential Dell bidding war afoot as Blackstone Group and Carl Icahn Reportedly making offers" Engadget 1:55 PM
  • "Blackstone Is Said to Make a Preliminary Bid for Dell" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:17 PM
  • "Dell expects takeover offers" Bloomberg 11:54 AM
  • "Blackstone submits preliminary offer to Dell special committee" Reuters 11:40 AM
  • "Dell may face Mark Hurd as deal deadline looms: Use of 'duelling CEOs' in buyout battle is unusual, experts say" MarketWatch 7:49 AM
  • "Google loses another one to Microsoft: ITC judge says Xbox doesn't infringe sensor UI patent" Foss Patents 7:27 AM
  • "As Windows RT doubts mount, Microsoft exec claims 'bright future' for OS" Computerworld 7:56 AM
  • "The Windows Store Crosses 50,000 Available Apps For Windows 8 And Windows RT" TechCrunch 12:58 PM
  • "HP's Shares Have Soared, but a Real Turnaround Looks Iffy/HP's shares have nearly doubled from their 10-year low in November, amid scattered signs of improvement. But plenty of thorny issues remain. Why the stock could continue to climb—for now." Barron's 7:50 AM
  • "Intel Pentium has turned 20" Neowin 7:53 AM
  • "Intel Is the Underdog on the Mobile Market, AMD Former CEO Says" Softpedia 7:52 AM
  • "Report: AMD to Drop Trinity APU Prices in April" Tom's Hardware 7:51 AM
  • "IBM Delivers the Industry's Most Advanced Social Experience for the Enterprise" The Financial 7:54 AM
  • "Jury rules Cisco owes $70 million for patent fraud: XpertUniverse Inc says the networking company used its patented tech illegally." Ars Technica 5:38 PM
  • "Cisco ordered to pay $70mln in damages to XpertUniverse" 7:51 AM
  • "Deal to sell Dell may be about to face competition: Deadline looms for bidders looking to top $24.4 billion deal to sell Dell to CEO, Silver Lake" Associated Press 3/22
  • "Dell may face Mark Hurd as deal deadline looms: Use of 'duelling CEOs' in buyout battle is unusual, experts say" MarketWatch 3/22
  • "Is Mark Hurd the Man for Dell?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3/22
  • "Will Michael Dell Be Outbid?" [Video Report] CNBC 3/22
  • "Dell Deal Unlikely at Proposed Price: Moore" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3/22
  • "Dell's 'Go-Shop' Period Ends With No Word On Competing LBO Offers" CRN 3/22
  • "Reliant on Dell for PCs? Start looking around, says Gartner ball-gazer" Channel Register 3/22
  • "IBM makes atomic chip breakthrough: Scientists at IBM claimed today that it has cracked a materials conundrum that may well create a new class of memory and logic chips." TG Daily 3/22
  • "IBM moves toward post-silicon transistor: IBM's new work shows that flexible low-power circuitry could be built with strongly correlated materials" Techworld 3/22
  • "IBM: We need scientists to take part in 'world's biggest Big Data challenge'" Computerworld UK 3/22
  • "HP Taps Former Top Accountant, Jim Murrin, To Head M&A" Business Insider 3/22
  • "HP Raises Dividend by 10%" Forbes 3/22
  • "Oracle's Cloudier Future" Barron's 3/22
  • "Microsoft details global police data requests" BBC 3/22
  • "Microsoft, Adobe, wilt during Australian price gouge grilling" The Register 3/22
  • "Microsoft: Australians think our pricing is fair" ZDNet 3/22
  • "What to Expect (And What We Want) From Windows Blue" Wired 3/22
  • "Microsoft expected to update its full suite of built-in Windows 8 apps" ZDNet 3/22
  • "Bing weaves more Facebook, Twitter data into search results: The Microsoft search engine is doing more and more to distinguish itself as a social search tool" Techworld 3/22
  • "Would Microsoft Spring a Trap Card on Sony by Blocking Used Game Sales?" Forbes 3/22
  • "Intel's Pentium launched 20 years ago today" V3 3/22
  • "Intel Pentium turns 20 today, reminds us they don't build 'em like they used to (Video)" Engadget 3/22
  • "Intel exec: No future in 10-inch tablets" ZDNet 3/22
  • "AMD Releases Radeon HD 7790 Midrange Enthusiast Graphics Card" PC Magazine 3/22
  • "Cisco Must Pay $70 Million in XpertUniverse Patent Case" Bloomberg 3/22
  • "Cisco ordered to pay $70 million in civil fraud patent case" Reuters 3/22
  • "Cash prizes for start-ups and SMEs in Cisco BIG Awards" Techworld 3/22
  • "Cisco names new Aussie head" ZDNet 3/22
  • "Plan to hike H-1B cap to 300,000 seen dead; 130,000 cap still possible: Senate bill could impose large fees for big H-1B visa users, sources say" Computerworld 3/22
  • "NATO's Tallinn Manual outlines rules for cyber-warfare" TG Daily 3/22
  • "Silicon Valley faces tough use and piracy issues" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3/22
  • "Big Tech tests the waters of the music stream" Reuters 3/22
  • "The carbon nanotubes of quantum computing" TG Daily 3/22
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: BlackBerry tumbles; Micron, H-P keep techs up/Smartphone maker slides as Z10 hits U.S.; Marin Software jumps in IPO" MarketWatch 3/22
  • "U.S. stocks close higher on Cyprus deal hopes: Can app help you invest like a billionaire?" MarketWatch 3/22
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Earnings Amid Cyprus Bailout Debate" Bloomberg 3/22
  • "Wall Street rises on hopes for Cyprus deal, but dips for week" Reuters 3/22
  • "Stocks Gain as Nike Outweighs Cyprus" TheStreet 3/22
  • "Stocks rise on Cyprus hopes: U.S. stocks rose Friday on optimism that officials in Cyprus will reach a deal this weekend to rescue the nation's troubled banks." CNNMoney 3/22
  • "Dow Bounces Back to Nearly Erase Week's Losses" [Paid Membership Required] 3/22
  • "Stocks: Waiting for Cyprus" CNNMoney 3/22
  • "U.K. stocks break losing streak; BP, AZN rise" MarketWatch 3/22
  • "Asia Markets: Tokyo stocks tumble on yen; results hit Hong Kong/Most regional markets suffer weekly losses, but Shanghai gains" MarketWatch 3/22
  • "Asian Shares Fall Amid Ongoing Cyprus Concerns" [Paid Membership Required] 3/22
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks off 1.1% on week amid Cyprus woes" MarketWatch 3/22
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 3/22
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 3/22
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3/22
  • "2 Tech Stocks to Buy, 1 to Avoid as Sell-off Risks Rise" The Motley Fool 3/22

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