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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, February 17, 2013


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple releases peppy new 'Alive' and 'Together' TV ad spots for iPad and iPad mini" The Next Web 9:06 PM
  • "Apple airs new 'Alive' and 'Together' iPad TV ads to showcase reading, gaming, various App Store apps" 9 to 5 Mac 8:56 PM
  • "Apple Posts Two New iPad Television Ads, 'Alive' and 'Together'" MacRumors 9:27 PM
  • "Two New iPad Ads: 'Alive' and 'Together'" MacStories 9:27 PM
  • "Apple Airs New Ads With Beating Hearts, Sharks and All That Jazz" AllThingsD 9:27 PM
  • "Staples to start carrying Apple products in the U.S.?" ZDNet 4:14 PM
  • "New Stats Show Apple's iPhone Dominance in Web Traffic due to Savvier users" Patently Apple 11:35 AM
  • "Norfolk Apple Shop changes name: We sell cider, not iPads!" Crave @ CNET 8:30 AM
  • "New Apple ad focuses on the 300,000 apps available for the iPad" SlashGear 4:22 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad ad campaign promotes 300,000 apps 'for everything you love'" AppleInsider 2/16
  • "How Apple got serious about style: 'Design Forward,' a book debuting in the U.S. today, reveals Frog Design founder Hartmut Esslinger's challenges helping to transform Apple product design in the 1980s and beyond. Here, a look inside." CNET News 2/16
  • "A look at Apple's reseller program circa 2007 [Video] 9 to 5 Mac 2/16
  • "Apple's Jony Ive Picks Up The Ultimate Accolade... A Gold Blue Peter Badge" Forbes 2/16
  • "The Best Apple Reporter In The World Is A 19-Year-Old College Freshman At Michigan" Business Insider 2/16
  • "In Terms Of Web Traffic, iPhone 5 Leads Samsung Galaxy S III ... But Just Barely" App Advice 2/16
  • "Staples to begin carrying Apple devices" SlashGear 2/16
  • "Apple Wouldn't Give Its Blessing, So Two Guys Built An Apple Museum On Their Own" Business Insider 2/16
  • "China New Year Retail Sales Growth Slows on Austerity" ["Sales of 'high end' electronics, including Apple Inc.'s iPad and iPhone, jumped 36 percent in shops monitored by the ministry in the eastern city of Nanjing, according to the statement."] Bloomberg 2/16
  • "Portland's 'financial technology' cluster aims to simplify online commerce" ["Taking design cues from Apple and inspiration from social media, a Portland startup called Simple Finance Technology Corp. hopes to create a more straightforward, low-fee form of banking designed for a generation accustomed to continuous connectivity, their gadgets always within arm's reach."] The Oregonian 2/16
  • "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 2/15
  • "Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive gets gold Blue Peter badge" Telegraph 2/15
  • "Apple's Jony Ive receives the greatest accolade in UK children's TV: A golden Blue Peter badge" The Next Web 2/15
  • "Apple's Sir Ive honored with BBC kids TV's greatest honor, the gold Blue Peter badge (Video)" Engadget 2/15
  • "Microsoft: Office On iOS Could Offer $2.5B In Revenue"  Forbes 2/15
  • "Microsoft Could Make Billions From Office for iPad"  AllThingsD 2/15
  • "Samsung starting to catch up to Apple on the mobile web as iPhone traffic share drops" VentureBeat 2/15
  • "Android and iOS have a duopoly in the smartphone marketplace." Digital Trends 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Kiwi cops to buy 6,500 iPhones, 3,900 iPads: Smartphones and fondleslabs will do the work of 345 officers" The Register 2/15
  • "Staples Likely To Begin Selling Apple Products In Canada And US Soon" App Advice 2/15
  • "Apple Products May Finally Go On Sale at Staples Stores in US" Mashable 2/15
  • "Cider store The Apple Shop forced to change name after numerous calls from disgruntled iPhone and iPad owners" Digital Trends 2/15
  • "Apple store forced to change its name" CNET News 2/15
  • "Apple Customers Push Cider-Selling 'Apple Shop' to Change Name" The Mac Observer 2/15
  • "Australia Is Killing 1,300 iMac G4s After They Lasted A Full Decade" Cult of Mac 2/15
  • "Ousted Apple retail boss John Browett becomes chief executive at Monsoon Accessorize" Macworld UK 2/15
  • "Former Apple Executive Browett Joins Fashion Chain Monsoon" Bloomberg 2/15
Non-Apple News
  • "Bungie's 'Destiny' Is A Shared-World Shooter, With Journey-Style Multiplayer For Xbox 360 And PS3" Forbes 4:14 PM
  • "Report: Google Will Open Its Own Branded Stores by Year End" MacTrast 2/16
  • "The iPod of ThermoStats: The iPod is a tough act to follow. But Tony Fadell, one of its creators, and a team of other Apple vets have used a holistic software and hardware approach to design—of all things—the iPod of home thermoStats." Barron's 2/16
  • "Preparing for War, Valve Launches Steam for Linux" Wired 2/15
  • "Archos unveils 116 Platinum Android tablet with 11.6-inch IPS display for $349" ZDNet 2/15
  • "Control your office door lock from cloud, smartphone" ZDNet 2/15
  • "Finally, a Trash Can on Wheels That Automatically Catches Your Trash" Techland 2/15
  • "Firm moves to trademark 'Python' name out from under the language: Open-sourcers struggle against hostile snake snatch" The Register 2/15
  • "Two Linux tablet projects take a step forward: As the PengPod line begins shipping, the KDE-powered 'Vivaldi' tablet sets a May target." PCWorld 2/15
  • "Take your smartphone to lunch and let it pay for you" TechHive 2/15
  • "Google CFO: We want to fix 'broken' world" ZDNet 2/15
  • "Google Play shares too much personal info, app developer says" CSO 2/15
  • "Google careless with Android app users' privacy, critics charge" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 2/15
  • "Buffalo sets Feb. launch date for 'world's fastest' external PC hard drive" IDG News Service 2/15
  • "Steam lands on Linux, revving up for a living room battle" PCWorld 2/15
  • "Valve opens Linux video game store" BBC 2/15
  • "Amazon Takes Redshift, Its Cloud-Based Data Warehouse Killer, Global" TechCrunch 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "Facebook highlights privacy protection for minors on Graph Search" CNN 2/15
  • "Facebook lets users promote friends' posts" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 2/15
  • "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 2/15
  • "iMore show. Tonight. 6pm PT. 9pm ET. Be here!" iMore 4:21 PM
  • "Macworld 2013 – Ted Landau Picks His Show Favorites and Discusses the Event's Success" MacVoicesTV 12:47 PM
  • "Readdle talks Documents at Macworld|iWorld 2013" iMore 11:48 AM
  • "Kashoo shows off simple online accounting at Macworld|iWorld 2013" iMore 11:48 AM
  • "Podcast: Inside the world of a prolific iPhone app maker" GeekWire 2/16
  • "Macworld 2013 – Kanex' mySpot Gives You A Simple, Private WiFi Network In Your Hotel Room" MacVoicesTV 2/16
  • "Projectbook Organizes and Integrates Your Project Documents and Assets" MacVoicesTV 2/16
  • "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 2/15
  • "iWatch Fever: Why This Round Of Rumors Might Actually Be True On The CultCast" Cult of Mac 2/15
  • "Macworld 2013 – BigDay Helps You Give and Get The Gifts You Really Want On Special Occasions" MacVoicesTV 2/15
  • "Macworld 2013 – Dolly Drive Expands Into Dolly Space, on MacVoices" MacVoicesTV 2/15
  • "Macworld 2013 – EuroSmartz' WritePDF Merges Multiple Document Formats Into PDF" MacVoicesTV 2/15