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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, March 31, 2013


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  • "Apple and Samsung battle for hearts and wallets of smartphone customers"  San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 11:40 AM
  • "China vs. Apple: The iPad is now in the Party's crosshairs/A watchdog agency demands Apple classify iPads as computers with 2-year warranties" Fortune 8:09 AM
  • "Apple. China. Cyberwar.: Are China's hacker attacks and its anti-Apple campaign both preludes to a trade war?" Fortune 8:33 PM
  • "In-app purchases now account for a staggering 76% of App Store revenue according to report" iMore 7:57 AM
  • "Goodbye Apple iPhone? Wearable Tech Is Coming" CNBC 7:59 AM
  • "Apple's Rumored iWatch And Why It Matters" Forbes 4:29 PM
  • "Apple denied iPad Mini US trademark: Apple has been denied a trademark for the popular iPad Mini by the US Patent and Trademark Office." BBC 7:59 AM
  • "Apple application to trademark iPad Mini denied" CNET News 11:56 AM
  • "Apple Loses The iPad Mini Trademark" Forbes 12:13 PM
  • "USPTO denies Apple's trademark application for iPad mini" AppleInsider 3:43 PM
  • "Apple's Nevada core steadily grows; project turns into reality at Reno Technology Park" Reno Gazette-Journal 8:09 AM
  • "Telcos hit with iPhone gripes: Telecommunications companies are understood to have been inundated with complaints by Apple iPhone customers keen to find out if a software glitch was behind their escalating mobile phone bills." Melbourne Age 8:24 AM
  • "Samsung filing confirms 'Apple can seek even more damages [than $1.05 billion] in the new trial'"  Foss Patents 3/30
  • "When will Apple kill the iPod? Apple wants to move all of your 'content' to the iCloud, so the Touch is probably safe, but the rumors about the Classic's demise have been churning for years."  CNET News 3/30
  • "Editorial: Where does Apple take iOS next?"  AppleInsider 3/30
  • "USPTO Oddly Refuses Apple's 'iPad mini' Trademark Filing"  Patently Apple 3/30
  • "A 4K Apple TV: Does anyone still care? Recent research found that there's plenty of interest in an Apple TV, but is it enough to justify the hype?" CNET News 3/30
  • "How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success" Forbes 3/30
  • "Why Apple's China Disaster Is Worse Than You Think"  Cult of Mac 3/30
  • "Chinese consumers demand Apple's apology" Xinhua 3/30
  • "How Apple's return policy in China differs from the U.S.: It doesn't, as near as I can tell. So what's all the fuss about?" Fortune 3/30
  • "Why Apple's Big Win Over Samsung Might Be Great News for Google" The Motley Fool 3/30
  • "China's animation studio sues Apple for selling movies through iTunes without permission" ANI 3/30
  • "NASA JPL controls rover with Leap Motion, shows faith in consumer hardware (Video)" Engadget 3/30
  • "Apple's iCloud disparaged over Core Data sync problems" AppleInsider 3/29
  • "I am stumped. I have a late 2009 [MacBook] with an OWC SSD running 10.8.3. In the old DVD bay I have the original hard drive running Snow Leopard. This has been working fine for months and I updated to 10.8.3 a week ago with no problems. Starting this morning I can no longer access the internet with Safari or Firefox (running Mountain Lion), and Mac Mail does not work. My wifi network is working. In fact I am writing this using a VNC connection to my desktop. Also FileMaker can see the office server and runs fine. Booting into Snow Leopard, Safari connects fine, so it does not seem to be a hardware problem. I have reset PRAM, and the SMC. I have cleaned caches and run other maintenance scripts with Onyx. I have repaired the disk with Disk Utility and DiskWarrior. Any advice?" MacInTouch 3/30
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/Readers ask about the feasibility of fixing a broken MacBook trackpad, and other Mac-related questions." CNET Reviews 3/29
  • "Bugs & Fixes: OS X Recent Items glitch" Macworld 3/29
  • "Image Optimizer for JPEG photos – Smallest File Size" Jacken's Blog 3:31 PM
  • "Mac 101: Easter eggs" TUAW 11:58 AM
  • "World Backup Day 2013: Don't be an April Fool!" TUAW 7:56 AM
  • "Mac OS X Tips & Tricks That You Might Not Know About" AddictiveTips 3/30
  • "Beamer Is Better Than Mountain Lion At AirPlay Video... On Any Mac!" Cult of Mac 3/29
  • "Pling is a lightweight voice messaging app for iPhone and Mac" The Next Web 3/29
  • "Automator workflow of the month: April Fools' Day pranks" Macworld 3/29
  • "Before you update to Final Cut Pro X 10.0.8" FCPXtv 3/29
  • "Tip: Generate preview images for a collection of documents" CNET Reviews 3/29
  • "MacMost Now 845: Using Categories In Numbers" MacMost 3/29
  • "Delete App Data from iCloud via Mac OS X" OS X Daily 3/29
  • "What Was Old Is New Again: Friday Fun With Apple's New Final Cut Pro X And FX Factory" Mac 360 3/29
  • "The Easiest, Fastest Way Ever To Extract Freeze Frame Images From A Video Clip On Your Mac" McSolo 3/29
  • "Got Dropbox? Got Files To Share? Use DropClip To Exchange Direct Links To Shared Folders" Mac 360 3/29
  • "How To Find Out How Much Time You Spend On Each App While Using Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 3/29
  • "Forget Aperture Settings, Shutter Speed, And Focus. Add It To Your Photos Later With This App" Mac 360 3/29
  • "Use Your Mac To Create A Little Magic For Your iPhone With A Personal iTunes Ringtone Library" TeraTalks 3/29
  • "If Your Mac Is Running Out Of Disk Space, Use Disk Inspector To Find Out Where The Files Are" NoodleMac 3/29
  • "Password denied: when will Apple get serious about security?"  The Verge 3/29
  • "Search and ye shall find (maybe): Apple's Spotlight needs an overhaul" Macworld 3/29
  • "Something Wicked Stupid This Way Comes In The Mac App Store (and Apple doesn't seem to care)" PixoBebo 3/29
  • "NAB: Apple's Final Cut push hints imminent new Mac Pro launch" Computerworld 3/29
Press Releases
  • "DevJuice: Preview of Fasten dev utility" TUAW 5:15 PM
  • "Microsoft Office Promo Code - Save Upto 80% on Office Mac Home and Stdnt" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Ace Slots Machine Casino 2 Brings More Las Vegas Style Slots to the Mac" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Ondesoft Announced the Giveaway of ClipBuddy for Mac" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Merlin 2 Network Bundle combines 5 x Merlin licences + Merlin Server" prMac 3/30
  • "MYStuff home and business inventory program upgraded to 2.0 Pro" prMac 3/30
  • "Shattered Haven launches for Mac/PC" AppleTell 3/29
  • "1Password's Safari Browser Extension Now Animates Filled Forms" Mac|Life 3/29
  • "HDHomeRun Prime firmware featuring DLNA streaming comes out of beta" Engadget 3/29
  • "New version of OCRKit 2.0 with ultra-high document conversion speed" prMac 3/29
  • "QUBYX Launches a New Version of DICOM Calibration Software for Mac" prMac 3/29
  • "DollyDrive for Mac supports World Backup Day with 20% off Cloud Storage" prMac 3/29
  • "MathMagic Personal 8.5 supports various Frames and faster LaTeX typing" prMac 3/29
  • "Bubble Browser 2.0 premieres for OS X - Dedicated Browser for Evernote" prMac 3/29
  • "Apple updates Final Cut Pro, begins new campaign to bring editors back" iMore 3/29
  • "Apple Pro Video: FCP X, Maya, Motion, QT Codec Updates Ship" FairerPlatform 3/29
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "San Francisco Mall Store Set for Expansion" ifoAppleStore 8:33 PM
  • "Sound quality suffers as MP3s take over: Phones and tablets are now the most popular way to listen to music. Shame MP3s can sound so rubbish, says Universal Music's Paul Smernicki in our latest Digital Beats column" Telegraph 7:58 AM
  • "Leaked Roadmap Reveals BlackBerry's Second Attempt At An iPad-Killer" Business Insider 7:59 AM
  • "Your iPhone's Long Journey Home [Infographic] iClarified 3/30
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's High School Photos" AllThingsD 3/30
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook in high school: Most studious, plaid pants, War Eagle [Gallery] 9 to 5 Mac 3/30
  • "Rare Apple photos: Cook in high school, Jobs back on the job" CNET News 3/30
  • "Apple fanboys mercilessly tweaked in cider ad: Britain's Somersby Cider decides that it should attempt to tickle the ribs of Apple's faithful in a new ad. The difference between this cider and an Apple product? It works in direct sunlight. Ho. Ho." CNET News 3/30
  • "Hidden messages: An Apple Easter egg hunt" Macworld 3/30
  • "What 12 Now-Famous Tech Executives Looked Like When They Were Young" [Slideshow, includes Steve Jobs] Business Insider 3/30
  • "iOS ups lead over Android among business users, report says: Apple's iOS accounted for 58 percent of all mobile devices found among the enterprise crowd in a new report from Citrix." CNET News 3/29
  • "Google Overtakes Apple As Most Popular Publisher in iOS App Store" PadGadget 3/29
  • "A Visual Guide to the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile" AnandTech 3/29
  • "Apple Launches New 'Why You'll Love An iPad' Promotional Webpage" App Advice 3/29
  • "Apple sings praises of iPad in second part of iDevice Web campaign" Digital Trends 3/29
  • "Report: Apple pushing to get 'iRadio' going this summer" MacNN 3/29
  • "Apple once again rumored to be readying an iRadio subscription music service" iMore 3/29
  • "Omnicom's Paul Wright to run iAds Eurpoe" TUAW 3/29
  • "Cassidy on Nolan Bushnell: 'Steve was difficult,' says man who first hired Steve Jobs" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 3/29
  • "1985 TV show discusses the Apple Macintosh" TUAW 3/29
  • "1985: Computer Chronicles Looks at the Original Mac" FairerPlatform 3/29
  • "Private collector builds Apple Pop-Up Museum to 'tell the story of Apple': Apple's averse to building its own museum, so collectors are filling the gaps." Ars Technica 3/29
  • "Brand New Photo Confirms That Kim Jong-un Is A Mac User" Business Insider 3/29
  • "Kim Jong Un Uses An iMac" MacTrast 3/29
Non-Apple News
  • "Youth flock to mobile messaging apps, may be threat to Facebook" Reuters 9:40 PM
  • "The 'Prince of Spam' linked to the biggest DDoS attack in history" The Verge 3/30
  • "Amazon shares statistics on growing Appstore and Kindle Fire" T3 3/30
  • "Why Did This Smartphone Explode?" Mashable 3/30
  • "HTC One Lands in Taiwan, Unboxing and Hands-on, Flaws Spotted" M.I.C. Gadget 3/30
  • "Sony May have Invented a Killer eBook Design" Patent Bolt 3/29
  • "Best Buy to give Samsung Apple-style store-in-store facilities" 9 to 5 Google 3/29
  • "Talkcast tonight, 10pm ET/7pm PT: Holiday potpourri" TUAW 6:47 PM
  • "Engadget Podcast 337 - 03.28.13" Engadget 8:23 AM
  • "056 - I'm Delicate Like a Flower: Stephen and Myke discuss Apple's iPad marketing, the Retina MacBook Pro, Stephen's impressions of his Pebble smartwatch and the rumored Facebook phone." 70 Decibels 3/29
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 97 - GDC Special Edition" Touch Arcade 3/29
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Bryan Chaffin from The Mac Observer and Joe Wilcox from Beta News, this week on the Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3/29
  • "Ars Technicast, Episode 23–Ghosts of online services we abandoned: Forgotten and dead accounts tell us a lot about where the Internet was back then." Ars Technica 3/29
  • "iPhone 6 could tote Retina Plus HD display & two sizes" Phones Review 5:15 PM
  • "Report: US Patent And Trademark Office Denies Apple's iPad Mini Trademark Application, Deemed 'Merely Descriptive'" TechCrunch 3/30
  • "Apple's iRadio Is On The Way And They Seem To Be Getting The Songs Cheap" Forbes 3/30
  • "Apple Reportedly 'Pushing Hard' for an iRadio Summertime Launch" Wall Street Pit 3/30
  • "Apple may build an iOS game controller" Neowin 3/30
  • "A flood of prank iMessage texts shows the app can be crashed easily" Ars Technica 3/30
  • "Industrious Users Performing iMessage Denial-of-Service Attacks" PC Magazine 3/30
  • "iMessage Security Flaw Allows For DoS-Like Attacks On iOS Users" Redmond Pie 3/30
  • "P0sixninja Will Hold Back His Jailbreak Exploits for iOS 7" iClarified 3/30
  • "Exclusive: Apple will launch an official gaming joypad soon/Secret revealed as it opens up to devs at GDC"  PocketGamer 3/29
  • "Apple again said to be planning game hardware: A new report says Apple is shopping around the idea of a physical game controller to developers, with plans to launch it next month." CNET News 3/29
  • "Apple Working on Dedicated iOS Game Controller?" MacRumors 3/29
  • "An Apple Game Controller Could Be Coming Soon For An Unidentified Device" App Advice 3/29
  • "iMessage denial of service 'prank' spams users rapidly with messages, crashes iOS Messages app" The Next Web 3/29
  • "Newfound iMessage security issue spams, crashes app: A reported attack method can target Apple's iMessage service and flood it with messages. So far it remains highly isolated." CNET News 3/29
  • "iMessage 'denial-of-service' attack crashes devs' iOS Messages apps" AppleInsider 3/29
  • "iPhone 5S to launch June 20, go on sale July, claims report: A report from Japanese Web Site MacFan seems the first to suggest a specific date for the launch of the next iPhone." CNET News 3/29
  • "iPhone 5S Announcement Rumored For June 20Th, Launch In July" BGR 3/29
  • "Chatter hints June 20 iPhone 5S, budget iPhone launch" iDownload Blog 3/29
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5S Launch Date Proposed To Be June 20" AppleBitch 3/29
  • "iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Mar. 29/Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 scuttlebutt: The June boon, chopped fingers, AppleBerry, stormy iClouds" Network World 3/29
  • "Apple Has Designs on a Curvy, All-Screen iPhone" MacNewsWorld 3/29
  • "Apple's new iPhone? Wraparound display, no buttons" ZDNet 3/29
  • "That Apple Flexible Display For a Future iPhone, Cool And Cute" Forbes 3/29
  • "Maps: Apple hiring 'ground truth managers' around the world to fix app" Digital Trends 3/29
  • "Apple's 'Maps Ground Truth Specialists' fix Map app flubs" NBC News 3/29
  • "Apple Hiring 7 'Maps Ground Truth Managers' Around the World" The Mac Observer 3/29
  • "AUO unable to land orders for new iPad mini, say sources" DigiTimes 3/29
  • "The iOS 7 Jailbreak Might Already Be In The Chamber" Cult of Mac 3/29
  • "Ceramic device body patent hints at budget iPhone" iDownload Blog 3/29
  • "Apple files for 'wrap around' iPhone screen patent" V3 3/29
  • "Apple files patent for high strength, cosmetic logo construction" AppleDailyReport 3/29
  • "Custom Hackintosh Case Mod - Project: iCon" Reactor-Core 3/29
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 16 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:57 AM
  • "Roads of Rome 2 For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 3/30
  • "N.Y.Zombies 2 For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 3/30
  • "Rocket Fly For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 3/30
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 3/30
  • "Fairer Deal: BioShock 2, $11.99; Mac mini, $509; Free Da Vince Code, More" FairerPlatform 3/30
  • "Sonic Dash For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 3/29
  • "Folder Tidy For Mac Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 3/29
  • "Worm Run For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 3/29
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/29
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/29
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/29
  • "MacBook Pro Prices -15 Inch Models -$1,201 to $3,049 -Best Deals, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 3/29
  • "MacBook Pro Prices -13 Inch Models -$1,019 To $2,194 -Best Deals, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 3/29
  • "MacBook Air Prices -$650 To $1,599 -Best Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3/29
  • "Pad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Prices $218 To $779 -Best iPad Deals Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 3/29
  • "How low can the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro go? $1,299: The price of 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro has been slashed $200 by one retailer." CNET News 3/29
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 11 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 3/29

  • "Protect your Mac's data with a backup drive" Macworld 8:23 AM
  • "Review: TwelveSouth's BookBook case for the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro" 9 to 5 Mac 6:47 PM
  • "Review: Polk Audio's UltraFocus 8000 Active Noise Canceling Headphones" AppleInsider 12:00 PM
  • "Dust Buster: Keeping the Mac Pro clean with the iSchmutz" Bare Feats 3/29
  • "Review: Belkin Wemo Switch & Motion – home automation for the rest of us" 9 to 5 Mac 3/29
  • "Braven's 570 Speaker: Music, Speakerohone & Charger for iPhone" The Mac Observer 3/29
  • "Just Mobile Gum Plus review: Smart little battery unit for your iPhone" Macworld UK 3/29
  • "Review: Ninja Standing Desk is perfect for the traveling office ninja in your life" TechHive 3/29
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops marches onto the App Store" iDownload Blog 11:55 AM
  • "Celebrate Easter and springtime with your kids with Pat the Bunny for iPhone and iPad" iMore 11:55 AM
  • "Quirky App Of The Day: Insane Sketch War Brings Doodles To Life" App Advice 3:43 PM
  • "You Can Smell What The Rock Is Cooking In WWE Presents: Rockpocalypse" App Advice 3:45 PM
  • "Navigating Bangkok by Bus: Web and Apps -Good, Fair and Not so Good" eXtensions 7:45 AM
  • "Best iPhone Voice Memo App: iPhone Voice Memos v. Evernote v. DropVox" GottaBeMobile 3/30
  • "scriptus text and audio note taking app for iPad review" AppleTell 3/30
  • "Badge Clearer gets rid of icon badges without disabling them" iDownload Blog 3/30
  • "Flipboard 2.0 heralds magazines for 'an audience of one': Everyone can be an editor in a new world of content aggregation. Faisal Galaria says quality will win the day." Telegraph 3/30
  • "Abbyy FineReader Touch (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 3/29
  • "Tempo Smart Calendar for iPhone review" iMore 3/29
  • "Review: For a different way to type on the iPhone, try Fleksy" Macworld 3/29
  • "MeteoEarth for iPad review: The weather on your iOS device" Macworld UK 3/29
  • "Mobli Review: With some rather cool video features in particular, Mobli is a photo and video social networking app that deserves to be noticed." 148Apps 3/29
  • "Free: The Ultimate Ancient Timer For The iPhone Customizes The Past For The Present" Mac 360 3/29
  • "The Room for iOS review: An excellent all-around puzzle game" CNET Reviews 3/29
  • "Daily iPhone App: Nimble Quest arrives on the App Store" TUAW 3/29
  • "It's Time To Lead Your Tiny Troopers To Victory" App Advice 3/29
  • "Ms. Splosion Man Review: A few concessions had to be made, naturally, but Ms. Splosion Man is just as chaotic and hilarious on iOS as she is on Xbox and PC." 148Apps 3/29
  • "Snoopy Coaster Review: It's a little too safe in its interpretation of Chillingo's Madcoaster, but kids and Peanut fans will still enjoy what's here." 148Apps 3/29
  • "Stone Age: The Board Game Review/An impressive port of the original award-winning board game that requires players to lead their tribe and build a village in order to become the most powerful chief." 148Apps 3/29
  • "Pirrrates! HD Review: It's an action-packed freemium strategy game that puts pirates against confederates, but its level of difficulty may cause some gamers to swear like a sailor." 148Apps 3/29
  • "Garfield's Trivia Party Review" 148Apps 3/29
  • "How To Enable Low Light iPhone 5 Photography Mode On Stock Camera App When Capturing Panoramic Images" Redmond Pie 8:34 PM
  • "Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone [Feature] Cult of Mac 11:58 AM
  • "Customize your Lock screen with widgets and more with LockHTML 2" iDownload Blog 7:57 AM
  • "How To Use CalDAV On iPhone To Sync Google Calendar Without Exchange" Redmond Pie 3/30
  • "How to re-enable background audio playback for Safari videos in iOS 6" iDownload Blog 3/30
  • "Securing your iOS device for your children, Part 3: removing apps, limiting social features and other safety options" TUAW 3/29
  • "Securing your iOS device for your children, Part 2: Lock down your device to prevent in-app purchases and more" TUAW 3/29
  • "Securing your iOS device for your children, Part 1: Setting up a kid-friendly iTunes account" TUAW 3/29
  • "How to Set Up an External Microphone on Your Mac" Mactuts+ 3/29
  • "Configure iOS AssistiveTouch Button To Quickly Perform A Specific Task" AddictiveTips 3/29
  • "Pondering an iPhone 5 with T-Mobile? Consider service" Standard-Examiner 11:55 AM
  • "Did you know you could delete digits in the Calculator app by swiping?" iDownload Blog 3/30
  • "When the Sahara is not an option: The best ways to dry out a cell phone/Video evidence that we will try pretty much anything to save a wet phone." Ars Technica 3/30
  • "iPad apps for education – a student's tale" AppleTell 8:34 PM
  • "Facebook's Android Homescreen Could Expose Apple's Inflexibility"  TechCrunch 5:15 PM
  • "Anyone Who Thinks Apple Will Rule The World Forever Should Look At This Picture" Business Insider 3:45 PM
  • "Iterations: Calendar Frenzy, Google Now, and Apple's 'Anticipatory Computing' Problem" TechCrunch 3:45 PM
  • "iPhone 5S Release And A Possible (Not Possible) Launch Date: This Week In Apple Rumors" The Huffington Post 3:43 PM
  • "Apple Inc.: Why Microsoft Corporation's Tablet Is Officially a Flop" The Motley Fool 3:37 PM
  • "Apple Game Console May Debut Soon: Do Xbox 720 And PS4 Have A New Rival?" iTech Post 8:28 AM
  • "Beware. The 'Smart Watch' Apocalypse Is Coming" It's All Tech 7:57 AM
  • "Can Apple Really Get Worse Before It Gets Better?" The Motley Fool 3/30
  • "Tension rises as Samsung complains about not receiving iPhone 6 chip orders" iDownload Blog 3/30
  • "Seeing Apple through rose-colored blasters" iMore 3/30
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Low expectations" Macworld 3/30
  • "iPhone 6 release date & specs: what we know so far" Expert Reviews 3/30
  • "Is Apple Going to Debut an iOS Game Controller in April?" PadGadget 3/30
  • "If Jim Dalrymple is right about the rumored Apple Game Controller, then something is wrong" iSource 3/30
  • "Rumor: Big Progress Has Been Made On iRadio And It's Coming This Summer" AppleBitch 3/30
  • "2 Letters from Steve: During the 12+ years I worked at Apple I never met with Steve Jobs for work purposes. Of course like all Apple employees I saw Steve in Caffé Macs or walking with Jony Ive around the courtyard inside the Infinite Loop campus. And of course there were Comm meetings that he would run. But I didn't have any direct contact. Until..." David Gelphman 3/29
  • "Realistic iOS 7 Concept Shows Redesigned Multitasking (Video)" MacTrast 3/29
  • "Will Apple's iRadio Service Finally Appear This Summer?" App Advice 3/29
  • "China vs Apple, round 5: State-owned movie studio sues for copyright infringement" VentureBeat 3/29
  • "The iPhone Killed My Creativity" ReadWrite 3/29
  • "Which of These Apple Patents Will Ever See the Light of Day?" Wired 3/29
  • "The iPhone could be the brains behind your car's 'intelligent cockpit" AppleDailyReport 3/29
  • "I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working: Everybody needs good technology loving neighbours" The Register 3/29
  • "Steve Jobs was very hard to work with" TG Daily 3/29
  • "Apple accused of appalling arrogance. By China" TG Daily 3/29
  • "China Bites The Hand That Feeds It And Attacks Apple In The Media. What's Going On?" Mac 360 3/29
  • "Is using Chrome OS like going to prison?" BetaNews 11:58 AM
  • "Bitcoins: Could virtual cash replace money?" [Video Report] BBC 11:41 AM
  • "Why I Don't Care 'If I Had Glass'" Forbes 3/30
  • "A bit of a rant on how the internet is killing newspapers..." Chuq Von Rospach 3/30
  • "Tracking the rumor that just won't die: The Facebook phone/This urban legend is alive and well, despite regular denials. Here, we've rounded up the rumors from the past two-and-a-half years." CNET News 3/30
  • "Where Have All The Physical QWERTYs Gone?" TechCrunch 3/30
  • "Microsoft May Be Developing Smaller Surface Tablets, E-Readers" Forbes 3/29
  • "Does Anyone Actually Want a 'Facebook Phone'?" AllThingsD 3/29
  • "Is Microsoft Building a Smaller Sized Surface to Compete with iPad mini?" PadGadget 3/29
  • "Ihnatko: New Blackberry Functional, Not Fantastic/For managing contacts, calendar and inbox, Z10 works beautifully. Keyboard rocks. But for everything else, it badly trails Apple, Android." Chicago Grid 3/29
  • "Netbooks 2.0 and the Era of Good Enough Computing" Tech.pinions 3/29
  • "Does Firefox OS Have A Chance? Maybe" ReadWrite 3/29
  • "Microsoft's changes to Windows 8 certification rules hint at potential iPad mini competitor" AppleInsider 3/29
  • "Did Andy Rubin Leave Android, Google For Facebook?" Forbes 3/29
  • "Peering into the sci-fi future of PC displays"  PCWorld 3/29
  • "If Google is going to be a defacto monopoly, it needs to start acting like one" Digital Trends 3/29
  • "Blackberry Z10: 55% of Buyers Are Switchers" Tapscape 3/29
  • "Pearls Before Swine Comic Strip" GoComics 3/29
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Playboy unveils, but doesn't bare, new iPhone app: Playboy's app officially launches on iPhone. Subscription delivers exclusive non-nude pictorials and choice cuts from monthly magazine." USA Today 8:33 PM
  • "Brew Control Turns Your iPhone into a Mobile Barista" Lifehacker 3:28 PM
  • "iBatteryInfo provides useful battery data when unplugging your device" iDownload Blog 3:28 PM
  • "iRoll: Rickrolling with iPhone Web Apps" iRoll 2:53 PM
  • "Behold The Omnibar And Marvel At The Touch Glow In Skyfire Web Browser For iPad" App Advice 11:58 AM
  • "Griffin announces SeeSaw and No. 2 Pencil Stylus" Coolest Gadgets 11:55 AM
  • "Eyespot - A New Interactive Kids And Family Scavenger Hunt Game" prMac 4:57 PM
  • "Art App Best Of Kirchner is Released For iOS" prMac 11:58 AM
  • "Muhe Network Announces April Fool's Day Events on Tap Three Kingdoms" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Zombie Blaster! - Blast the Undead Back to Grave in New Action Game" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Easter Greeting Cards, Frames For Ecard Express iPhone/iPad Apps" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Haunted Hollow makes spooking competitive" iMore 3/30
  • "Defend The Land And Grow Your Kingdom In Knight Storm" App Advice 3/30
  • "Meet Mittens, Disney's new physics-based puzzler" iDownload Blog 3/30
  • "How To Get iPod Music Controls In Notification Center On iPhone With Social Sharing Features [Video] Redmond Pie 3/30
  • "Connect Words, Pictures And Places To Create Stories With Backspaces" App Advice 3/30
  • "Vine App Now Allows Video Embedding in iOS" redOrbit 3/30
  • "Keep your apps up-to-date with Auto App Updater" iDownload Blog 3/30
  • "The Dash Car Dongle Wants To Make You A Better Driver By Syncing With Your iPhone" TechCrunch 3/30
  • "Fryza App Development Launches Anticipated Easter Maker on App Store" prMac 3/30
  • "Cutest Africa baby animals ever in jigsaw puzzle for iPad/iPhone" prMac 3/30
  • "Tell A Friend for iOS - Recommend Apps On Your iDevice" prMac 3/30
  • "Makalu Interactive Launches Rego - The New App for All Your Places" prMac 3/30
  • "Made with AppEasy - Murder Detective 2 Corruption is Now Available" prMac 3/30
  • "JMS Apps Releases Kondrian for iOS" prMac 3/30
  • "Gartu in the Kindergarten - Fun and Education for the little ones" prMac 3/30
  • "Funny Socks 1.0 Free for iOS - Match Pairs of Socks in Memory Game" prMac 3/30
  • "Animals Bomb Zombies Now Free on the App Store" prMac 3/30
  • "AlarmDisplay Pro For iPhone Supercharges The Stock iOS Clock App" Redmond Pie 3/29
  • "Flipboard version 2.0 is a hit, 100,000 magazines created in 24 hours" Digital Trends 3/29
  • "IMSI/Design Releases TurboSite 1.2" Architosh 3/29
  • "You Need a Budget's Mobile Apps Are Now Free" Lifehacker 3/29
  • "MacDock is a minimalist dock for your MacBook Pro" TechHive 3/29
  • "The Vaavud wind meter arrives on Kickstarter, take accurate wind speed measurements with your iPhone" iMore 3/29
  • "Apple tweaks Find My Friends, improves location-based alerts" MacNN 3/29
  • "Sleekon announces photochromic iPhone cases" AppleTell 3/29
  • "New Major Update To 30/30 Brings Redesigned iCloud Integration And Lots More" App Advice 3/29
  • "Little Inferno HD Proves It's A Pleasure To Burn" App Advice 3/29
  • "Shopster Remembers Where You Buy Things So You Don't Have To" App Advice 3/29
  • "Get Mouthwatering Dish Recommendations On Your iPad With" App Advice 3/29
  • "Bible Word Scramble Mini special price cut March 30 and 31" prMac 3/29
  • "Three Little Pigs: Learn While Playing for iPad - free" prMac 3/29
  • "Hide virtual eggs in real world. Enjoy Easter 2013 with a unique app" prMac 3/29
  • "New iPhone/iPad App For Kids To Master Spellings of 2000 words" prMac 3/29
  • "TrafficVille 3D 1.0 for iOS - New Traffic Control Game by Fan Studio" prMac 3/29
  • "Buyback, Trade-In, Private Sale Prices for Apple Products at" prMac 3/29
  • "Easter App Special: 50% off the Popular AtoB Distance Calculator PRO" prMac 3/29
  • "Noddler 1.0 - The first iPhone App that Really Kicks Ass" prMac 3/29
  • "Link Your Ideas To Your Actions with SmartPad 3 - Special Intro Price" prMac 3/29
  • "Introducing Bugs on Bugs - A completely unique and addicting iOS game" prMac 3/29
  • "Hear My Facebook iPhone App Reads Facebook Out Loud" prMac 3/29
  • "Funky Visions releases Buttermilk - The Bouncing Baby Goat for iOS" prMac 3/29
  • "Cats in Black 1.0 for iOS: Fiendishly Clever Sliding Puzzle Appears Easy" prMac 3/29
  • "Brain Power - Test Your Memory in Gangnam Style" prMac 3/29
  • "Bebebe Co. releases the third app in Baby Learns series - Simple Shapes" prMac 3/29
  • "A3 Thinker 1.0 brings Lean Problem Solving to iPhones and iPads" prMac 3/29
Computer Industry
  • "What's Dell's Bidding Process Really About? (Clue: It's Not About Fixing Dell)" AllThingsD 3:33 PM
  • "The Battle for Dell: Solution Providers Hang in the Balance" The VAR Guy 8:26 AM
  • "Dell's stagnant sales raise pressure for buyout: Planned turnaround remains elusive as suitors haggle over deal with struggling PC maker" Bloomberg 3:33 PM
  • "Dell opens window on efforts to sell beleaguered company" Associated Press 8:26 AM
  • "Dell warns of risks of remaining a public company" Reuters 8:27 AM
  • "Dell and Clearwire, Two of a Kind, With Inside Takeovers at Half What They Are Worth" Forbes 11:56 AM
  • "Lower screen specs hint smaller Windows 8 tablets incoming" Crave @ CNET 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Corporation Collaborates with Vendors to Produce Smaller Windows 8 Devices" Cogo News 3:36 PM
  • "Surface Pro battery replacement will cost you nearly $470, other components just as pricey" WinBeta 3:37 PM
  • "Consumers give Microsoft Surface Pro almost perfect rating (Photos)" Examiner 3:37 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro: Revolutionary?" Seeking Alpha 4:57 PM
  • "Microsoft and BlackBerry Look to Step Up the Tablet Battle" CMS Wire 3:38 PM
  • "Microsoft currently in talks with Vringo to settle search advertising patent lawsuit" WinBeta 3:37 PM
  • "Former supercomputer king Roadrunner to shut down today: Created to monitor the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, the IBM supercomputer was the first to break the petaflop barrier." CNET News 3:32 PM
  • "World's top supercomputer from '09 is now obsolete, will be dismantled: IBM Roadrunner, the first petaflop machine, goes offline today." Ars Technica 3:43 PM
  • "Game group gets word on Intel's new extensions for rendering" PhysOrg 3:35 PM
  • "Intel HD 4000 GPU driver update to give 10 percent boost" Electronista 7:58 AM
  • "Fourth Generation Intel Core Designed For Gaming" Empowered News 8:31 AM
  • "GDC 2013: AMD Reveals Radeon Sky Specifications" PC Perspective 8:29 AM
  • "Buy Cisco; It's Intel Without The Drama" Seeking Alpha 4:57 PM
  • "Print in another dimension: 3-D gadgets leave paper behind" Boston Herald 8:23 AM
  • "Two unlikely PC makers emerge: Google, Microsoft/The tech giants are certainly big enough to make waves in the market for personal computers." CNET News 3/30
  • "How Microsoft lost the future of gesture control: Microsoft's Kinect was miles ahead. Here's how they're snatching defeat from the jaws of victory." Computerworld 3/30
  • "Microsoft to gain strength in mobile enterprise race, survey says" CIO 3/30
  • "Windows Blue: What We Know/Will Windows Blue, Windows 8's successor, be a nail in the coffin of traditional PCs? Here are 5 key facts that have emerged." InformationWeek 3/30
  • "Microsoft May Merge Windows RT into Windows Blue" Tom's Hardware 3/30
  • "Microsoft Worldwide Telescope brings the universe to your computer" Geek 3/30
  • "Microsoft reportedly bringing WebGL support to Internet Explorer 11" The Verge 3/30
  • "Real Mastermind Behind Dell Buyout? Perhaps Not Billionaire Michael Dell" Forbes 3/30
  • "Dell warns of risks of remaining a public company" Reuters 3/30
  • "Dell outlines the death of the PC" Forbes 3/30
  • "Don't Panic! HP admits website error, Slate 7 still coming in April: HP ain't no April fools" TechRadar UK 3/30
  • "Intel eyeing Israeli gesture recognition start-up: The multinational chip giant is reportedly in negotiations to acquire Omek Interactive, a Beit Shemesh-based start-up that develops software that creates an interface for identifying gestures through the use of three-dimensional cameras." Haaretz: Israel 3/30
  • "Intel in talks to buy Omek Interactive - report" Globes: Israel 3/30
  • "Intel Ivy Bridge-E extreme CPUs to launch in Q3 2013" CPU World 3/30
  • "AMD and Nvidia lock horns on a race to the cloud" Digital Trends 3/30
  • "How Technology Will Become The Center Of The New Learning Organization" Forbes 3/30
  • "What we learned at GDC 2013: Consoles and PCs merge, but mobile is king" Digital Trends 3/30
  • "Google and Facebook Are Shaking Up the Server Market" Barron's 3/30
  • "Big Data Could Cripple Facebook" TechCrunch 3/30
  • "In your face, Facebook style: You won't be able to ignore ads on Facebook any longer, and that's going to thrill advertisers and Wall Street: unless users are like me and hate it." CNET News 3/30
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Nearly Single Digit P/E Seems Underserved" Seeking Alpha 8:24 AM
  • "3 Reasons Apple Is One of the Best Buys in Tech Today" The Motley Fool 3/30
  • "BlackBerry Vs. Apple: Which Is A Winning Bet For 2013?" Seeking Alpha 3/30
  • "Chart: When Apple Inc. and the S&P 500 parted company" Fortune 3/29
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks leads Asia losses after tankan/Asian markets were lower in light volume on their first trading day of the new fiscal year." MarketWatch 9:40 PM
  • "Why bond funds and ETFs are breaking" MarketWatch 3/29
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks enjoy good end to great quarter" MarketWatch 3/29
  • "eBay shares soar on back of bullish manifesto" TG Daily 3/29
  • "SAC Insider Trading Probe Deepens With Steinberg Arrest" FOXBusiness 3/29
  • "SAC's Steinberg Arrested as Probe Gets Closer to Cohen" Bloomberg 3/29
  • "SAC Capital portfolio manager Steinberg arrested in NY: FBI" Reuters 3/29

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