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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, February 15, 2013


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Jonathan Ive gets gold Blue Peter badge: The BBC's Blue Peter programme has honoured Apple's design chief Sir Jonathan Ive with its highest accolade - the gold Blue Peter badge."  BBC 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive gets gold Blue Peter badge" Telegraph 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive receives the greatest accolade in UK children's TV: A golden Blue Peter badge" The Next Web 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's Sir Ive honored with BBC kids TV's greatest honor, the gold Blue Peter badge (Video)" Engadget 9:49 AM
  • "Microsoft: Office On iOS Could Offer $2.5B In Revenue"  Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Could Make Billions From Office for iPad"  AllThingsD 7:49 AM
  • "Samsung starting to catch up to Apple on the mobile web as iPhone traffic share drops" VentureBeat 12:29 PM
  • "Android and iOS have a duopoly in the smartphone marketplace." Digital Trends 2:19 PM
  • "Apple tech Found On Android: Passbook gets pay-by-bonk/While Apple and its Android rivals fight like cat and dog over smartphones, one piece of mobile technology from the iPhone maker has wound up on Google-powered devices." The Register 7:50 AM
  • "Kiwi cops to buy 6,500 iPhones, 3,900 iPads: Smartphones and fondleslabs will do the work of 345 officers" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Staples Likely To Begin Selling Apple Products In Canada And US Soon" App Advice 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Products May Finally Go On Sale at Staples Stores in US" Mashable 9:35 AM
  • "Cider store The Apple Shop forced to change name after numerous calls from disgruntled iPhone and iPad owners" Digital Trends 8:20 AM
  • "Apple store forced to change its name" CNET News 12:42 PM
  • "Apple Customers Push Cider-Selling 'Apple Shop' to Change Name" The Mac Observer 2:07 PM
  • "Australia Is Killing 1,300 iMac G4s After They Lasted A Full Decade" Cult of Mac 12:55 PM
  • "Ousted Apple retail boss John Browett becomes chief executive at Monsoon Accessorize" Macworld UK 8:02 AM
  • "Former Apple Executive Browett Joins Fashion Chain Monsoon" Bloomberg 8:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Preparing for War, Valve Launches Steam for Linux" Wired 12:20 PM
  • "Archos unveils 116 Platinum Android tablet with 11.6-inch IPS display for $349" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Control your office door lock from cloud, smartphone" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Finally, a Trash Can on Wheels That Automatically Catches Your Trash" Techland 11:39 AM
  • "Firm moves to trademark 'Python' name out from under the language: Open-sourcers struggle against hostile snake snatch" The Register 11:38 AM
  • "Two Linux tablet projects take a step forward: As the PengPod line begins shipping, the KDE-powered 'Vivaldi' tablet sets a May target." PCWorld 11:15 AM
  • "Take your smartphone to lunch and let it pay for you" TechHive 11:10 AM
  • "Google CFO: We want to fix 'broken' world" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Google Play shares too much personal info, app developer says" CSO 11:13 AM
  • "Google careless with Android app users' privacy, critics charge" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:48 AM
  • "Buffalo sets Feb. launch date for 'world's fastest' external PC hard drive" IDG News Service 10:38 AM
  • "Steam lands on Linux, revving up for a living room battle" PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Valve opens Linux video game store" BBC 10:29 AM
  • "Amazon Takes Redshift, Its Cloud-Based Data Warehouse Killer, Global" TechCrunch 11:31 AM
  • "Amazon's cloud-based data warehouse Redshift becomes generally available: The data warehouse service costs from US$0.85 per hour on-demand" IDG News Service 11:14 AM
  • "HTC Flagship Smartphone Details, Images Leaked" InformationWeek 10:21 AM
  • "Facebook highlights privacy protection for minors on Graph Search" CNN 10:35 AM
  • "Facebook lets users promote friends' posts" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 10:00 AM
  • "How Nest's Control Freaks Reinvented the Thermostat: Two men who created the iPod and iPhone founded Nest and injected new technology into the humble thermostat. Now they have their sights on the rest of your house."  Technology Review 7:55 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Adam Engst, of TidBITS and Take Control Books, and Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted and AppleInsider, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 12:31 PM
  • "iWatch Fever: Why This Round Of Rumors Might Actually Be True On The CultCast" Cult of Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Macworld 2013 – BigDay Helps You Give and Get The Gifts You Really Want On Special Occasions" MacVoicesTV 4:02 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Dolly Drive Expands Into Dolly Space, on MacVoices" MacVoicesTV 8:56 AM
  • "Macworld 2013 – EuroSmartz' WritePDF Merges Multiple Document Formats Into PDF" MacVoicesTV 7:44 AM