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Classless/Shrewd: Samsung's decision to attack Apple with TV ads following Steve Jobs' death. Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Wednesday Highlights: AppleInsider delves into email documents from Samsung showing how the company decided to attack Apple after Steve Jobs' death; and Samsung is calling computer scientists to the stand in attempt to refute Apple's patent claims proving that "you can't infringe an invalid patent"; meanwhile, the no-hire pact between Apple and Google also has Steve Jobs' prompting the two companies to argue for his character evidence to be excluded from testimony; OS X 10.9.3 said to be ready soon, and also in our OS X section is an article from Macworld explaining when to recognize that iPhoto may not be the best tool for the job; eXtensions analyzes possible risks with "energy management inconsistencies" in Mavericks; Apple among group of tech companies and carriers backing proposed smartphone kill switches to thwart theft; iAd executives said to have met UK media agency over iTunes Radio; Apple denied request to stop states from pursuing ebook antitrust; Typo stops sale of iPhone keyboard as court injunction goes into effect; Hyundai announces CarPlay integration in 2015 Sonata; former Apple evangelist, Guy Kawasaki, taking similar role in Australia with design startup, Canva; leaked images of iPhone 6 case confirms phone redesign with power button moved to side of phone, among other changes; looking for an iPad manual, then check out Cult of Mac's comparison review; Macworld reviews Adobe's mobile Lightroom finding it "a strong start, but still a work in progress"; another comparison of Cortana vs Siri vs Google Now over at ReadWrite.

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  • "Samsung email targeted Steve Jobs' death as 'our best opportunity to attack iPhone'"  AppleInsider 7:55 AM
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  • "We're Edging Closer To The Release Of OS X 10.9.3" AppAdvice 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Beta – Build 13D43 – to Developers" MacTrast 9:29 AM
  • "When iPhoto isn't enough: Four reasons to upgrade your software" Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "Stuff? Try The Mac App That Tracks Your Stuff Item By Item" BohemianBoomer 7:00 AM
  • "The Mac App You're Not Going To Use, Might Need It, And If You Had It You Would Love It" NoodleMac 7:00 AM
  • "This Mac App Helps You To Think" Mac 360 7:00 AM
  • "ScreenFloat Is The Mac Screenshot App Like You've Never Seen" TeraTalks 7:00 AM
  • "A Simple Solution To The Problem Apple Does Not Want To Fix" Mac 360 7:00 AM
  • "Energy Management Inconsistencies in OS X 10.9, Mavericks -Potential Risks for Some Users" eXtensions 9:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "Kidalang Announces Award-Winning Sage Fusion 2 Now Available For OS X" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Limitless Computing announces new SightSpace View plugin for SketchUp" Architosh 6:59 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Carriers Back Anti-Theft Measures for Smartphones" Re/code 7:56 AM
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft Embrace the Fight Against Smartphone Theft" Mashable 8:21 AM
  • "Smartphone Kill Switches Coming, But Critics Cry Foul: Smartphone makers and carriers agree to add optional kill switches to smartphones, but law enforcement officials say the anti-theft effort doesn't go far enough." InformationWeek 9:04 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Sign on for CTIA's Smartphone Kill Switch" The Mac Observer 10:01 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung, Google & others back universal anti-theft tools agreement" VentureBeat 10:24 AM
  • "Apple iAd Execs Meet With UK-Based Media Agency Over iTunes Radio" RazorianFly 9:31 AM
  • "Judge Cote Denies Apple Request to Stop State Ebook Antitrust Cases" The Mac Observer 8:51 AM
  • "Apple fails to ditch class action suit over ebook price-fix fiasco" The Register 10:24 AM
  • "8 GB iPhone 5c now available in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Ireland and others" 9to5Mac 7:31 AM
  • "Apple rolls out 8GB iPhone 5C in six more countries" CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Typo halts sales of iPhone keyboard as injunction takes effect" IDG News Service 7:55 AM
  • "Hyundai Brings Apple CarPlay Into The New 2015 Sonata" PRNewswire 10:21 AM
  • "Hyundai announces CarPlay available this summer in its 2015 Sonata" 9to5Mac 10:20 AM
  • "Pioneer To Add CarPlay To Five Of Their Existing Aftermarket Consoles" MacStories 8:55 AM
  • "The UK's first Mac walk-in Service Desk at a University!" Amsys 7:30 AM
  • "Watch This Lego Robot Play Freemium Games On An iPad [Video] Cult of Mac 7:55 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Is Keeping Its Options Open With Android Wear And Tizen" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Can Apple's former top evangelist 'democratize' design Down Under?" CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Guy Kawasaki Joins Australian Design Startup Canva As Chief Evangelist" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Podcast: Comic relief" Macworld 8:54 AM
  • "Alleged iPhone 6 cases reflect rumored design changes, repositioned power button" 9to5Mac 7:31 AM
  • "Another Alleged iPhone 6 Case Surfaces with Cutouts for Moved Power Button, New Volume Controls" MacRumors 7:57 AM
  • "Video: This metal iPhone 6 mold is supposedly an exact replica of the real thing" BGR 8:55 AM
  • "Purported iPhone 6 cases suggest design changes afoot" CNET 9:04 AM
  • "iPad Pro 2014 release date, rumours and leaked images - amazing concept illustrations of iPad 6/MacBook hybrid" Macworld UK 9:29 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "RealmConquestHD For iPad And RealmConquest For iPhone Are Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:33 AM
  • "Word Mess For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:33 AM
  • "Toad Rider For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:33 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM

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  • "Which iPad Manual Rules The Roost?" Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router review: Faster than anything we've tested" PCWorld 7:51 AM
  • "Review: Linksys EA6900 AC Router" MacNN 8:55 AM
  • "Review: Favi Swivel Screen Portfolio Case with Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad Air" iLounge 9:30 AM
  • "Review: Speck Products DuraFolio for iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display" Run Around Tech 8:18 AM
  • "Review: ditch the man purse, go with the Travel Vest for Men" Apple Daily Report 7:31 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Adobe Lightroom mobile review: A strong start, but still a work-in-progress" Macworld 9:29 AM
  • "How Microsoft's Cortana Stacks Up Against Siri And Google Now: Microsoft learned from both Apple and Google and then made its own mobile personal assistant unique." ReadWrite 8:00 AM
  • "Superb For iPhone Aims To Take Social Networking To The Offline World" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The Official Game Review" 148Apps 9:30 AM
  • "RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile Review: The RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise finally comes to iOS, but it's a rather disappointing affair." 148Apps 8:58 AM
  • "Cosmic Mechanic Review: Creatives folks love the opportunity to have their wits tested, but there isn't enough variety to make the mind quake." 148Apps 10:24 AM
  • "PadGadget's DIY Project Spotlight: Felt iPad Case with Snaps (and a Pocket)" PadGadget 9:28 AM
  • "Skip the Back Button: A Secret Swipe for Navigating Safari in iOS 7" Wired 8:25 AM
  • "What Fruit Is Left Hanging For iOS In Education?" Chambers Daily 9:30 AM
  • "Internal Samsung document: We need to beat Apple to survive" BGR 8:56 AM
  • "Samsung okayed Apple attack ads 2 days after Steve Jobs died" Fortune 8:52 AM
  • "For Samsung, Steve Jobs's death was 'the best opportunity' to unleash anti-iPhone ad blitz" iDownload Blog 8:52 AM
  • "10 ways Apple could make iOS's Notification Center great"  Macworld 7:50 AM
  • "The 3D printer market set to boom; should Apple enter the arena?" Apple Daily Report 7:31 AM
  • "Apple's Gold Brand And The 21st Century Version Of Bait And Switch" Mac 360 7:00 AM
  • "Apple Does Not Know What To Do About Its Own Frankenstein-like Monster" Mac 360 7:00 AM
  • "Review: Samsung Galaxy S5/Samsung's flagship phone is long on features, but short on follow-through." Fortune 8:33 AM
  • "YouTube Find: Robin Williams' side-splitting Siri impression" TUAW 9:28 AM
  • "Five NSA suggestions for dealing with Heartbleed." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The App Will See You Now: Better Puts Health Care in Your Pocket" Re/code 10:44 AM
  • "PNC Bank Launches New iPad App" PRNewswire 10:21 AM
  • "LiveDeal Inc. Announces Completion of Apple iOS Mobile Application Submittal to the Apple's App Store for Approval" Business Wire 10:21 AM
  • "Hello Doctor Is An Easy Way To Save Medical Files" TechCrunch 9:31 AM
  • "iPhone app Superb wants to match users with new places" Gigaom 9:30 AM
  • "Amazon combines Cloud Drive and Kindle documents, giving you 10GB combined free storage" iDownload Blog 9:30 AM
  • "Third Eye Crime offers a unique twist to the stealth puzzle game" TechnologyTell 9:15 AM
  • "Speed through Rome in the latest Subway Surfers update" iMore 8:53 AM
  • "Skullcandy introduces Women's headphones and earbuds collection" Coolest Gadgets 8:53 AM
  • "Fandango app updated with new design, new rating system and more" iDownload Blog 8:52 AM
  • "Fandango Movie Tickets App Gets New Look, New Rating System, More" iClarified 8:48 AM
  • "Oscar The Cat: Zuma Adventure – new mobile arcade based on classic Zuma." N-Joy Initiative 8:14 AM
  • "Introducing Ainigma, the Logic Puzzle that Limits Players' Movements" prMac 10:21 AM
  • "KWEST - The Mind's Personal Coach Launches" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Hidden Objects - World Traveler 1.0 for iPad: Retro Hidden Object Fun" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Experiments for Kids on iPad - Learn Science on iOS - App for Kids" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Symbol - Blow It! The First Multi-Sensory Mobile Game - Available Now" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Art Illustration Wallpapers HD Free for iOS 7" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "yummico Unveils New Ebook, ScreenTime, To Help Manage Digital Activity" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "P22 Type Foundry Announces Wedge - A Font by Architect Bruce Rotherham" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Picquest for iOS finds photographers around you" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Macally Keyboard Pairs With Five Bluetooth Devices, Plus One USB" Cult of Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Twelve South launches wooden Macbook stand in BookArc möd" Insanely Great Mac 7:31 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel looks to Android, not Microsoft, to boost tablet business: Intel projects Android will be in 80% to 90% of the tablets it expects to ship with its chips this year" IDG News Service 8:37 AM
  • "Intel's Mobile-Chip Progress Falters as PC Market Stabilizes" Bloomberg 9:05 AM
  • "As PC market stabilizes, Intel focuses on smartphones" PCWorld 8:56 AM
  • "Intel's Profit Slides as PC Market Shrinks: Chip Maker Posts Higher Revenue" [Paid Membership Required] 9:05 AM
  • "Intel tablet chips grow, but Q1 profits fall: Chip maker reports a 1% revenue hike in first fiscal quarter" Computerworld 8:37 AM
  • "Intel's mobile chip revenue slips by $900m in first quarter" The Inquirer 8:40 AM
  • "Intel reports 1Q14 results with income of US$1.9 billion" DigiTimes 7:56 AM
  • "Intel's Mobile Group Loses Over $3 Billion in 2013" The Motley Fool 9:05 AM
  • "Four Reasons Intel Is Dead Money" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has his Trustworthy Computing moment" ComputerWeekly 10:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy: Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users: not just data scientists: extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things." InformationWeek 10:38 AM
  • "Microsoft launches toolset for capturing 'ambient intelligence': Microsoft has a new service for capturing machine data and has updated its data warehouse software for Hadoop" IDG News Service 8:37 AM
  • "Windows tablets go big in Japan?" Hexus 10:38 AM
  • "Microsoft details Azure service for Internet of Things growth and big data push" V3 9:15 AM
  • "They May Have Lost The CIA, But IBM Can Still Pick Up Some Lucrative Cloud Contracts" Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "IBM's 1Q Earnings: What to Watch" WSJ Blogs 8:39 AM
  • "Dell updates security line to ease BYOD headaches" V3 8:18 AM
  • "Fine print: Dell bod tells us the details of Fluid Cache for SAN" The Register 8:45 AM
  • "AMD demos 'Berlin' Opteron, world's first heterogeneous system architecture server chip" The Register 8:46 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Market Hustle: Stocks Climb as China GDP Beats Estimates; Yahoo! Soars" TheStreet 10:36 AM
  • "Stocks: Off to a good start/Earnings, economic data, and China seemed to be the special sauce for a good market start on Wednesday." CNNMoney 9:29 AM
  • "Stock Futures Climb on China Data" FOXBusiness 9:01 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Gain Broadly: Rising Hopes of China Stimulus Boost Sentiment" [Paid Membership Required] 10:36 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan, China data push Asian shares higher/Asian markets moved higher on Wednesday as China posted slightly better-than-expected growth data. Japan also helped lead the region higher after Tokyo picked up from a recent spate of heavy selling." MarketWatch 9:01 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks stay strong after weak inflation data/Tesco adds 2.2% on profit beat" MarketWatch 9:00 AM

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