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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's counsel stresses USPTO's independence -- but the USPTO doubts the autocomplete patent"  Foss Patents 8:08 AM
  • "How many iPads did Apple sell last quarter? The analysts' estimates range from 15 million to nearly 22 million. Average: 19.3 million."  Fortune 8:13 AM
  • "Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords"  Reuters 8:12 AM
  • "Steve Jobs evidence latest battleground in Silicon Valley's no-hire case: Employees in a class-action lawsuit against Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe say that they should be able to use all Steve Jobs-related evidence to make their case on alleged no-hire agreements between the companies." CNET 8:36 AM
  • "Android Leads in Operating System Share: Android and iOS Capture Windows, Blackberry, and Basic Phone Buyers" [2 Page PDF]  CIRP 7:59 AM
  • "Android nabs 53 percent of US smartphone activations in Q1: Apple's iOS came in second place with 42 percent of activations during the first quarter." CNET 7:58 AM
  • "Fab 8's iPhone chances boosted: GlobalFoundries deal with Samsung puts chip plant on microprocessor fast track"  Albany Times Union 8:02 AM
  • "Patent consortium Rockstar loses bid to move Google case" ["Rockstar, which counts Apple Inc as an investor, outbid Google and paid $4.5 billion for thousands of former Nortel Network Corp patents as the networking products supplier went bankrupt in 2011. Last year, the consortium sued several handset manufacturers whose phones operate on Google's Android operating system, which fiercely competes with Apple mobile products."]  Reuters 8:04 AM
  • "Judge Koh's boss finds Rockstar's scare tactics advance Apple's interests against Android" Foss Patents 8:07 AM
  • "Apple's Rockstar patent consortium denied request to transfer Google suit to Texas" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "OmniOutliner 4 Pro review: Top-notch Mac outliner gets a new interface" Macworld 7:50 AM
  • "Concentrate 1.2.2 review - Focus on the things you need to do: Remove the distractions from your Mac when you need to focus on work with Concentrate; a feature-rich app that is now free." Macworld UK 8:13 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Glitchy tracks, numbers game, and too-large libraries" Macworld 7:50 AM
  • "iTunes Radio: Create a Station from a Song or Artist" The Mac Observer 7:46 AM
  • "iTunes 11: See Aggregate iTunes Radio Listening History" Kirkville 8:58 AM
  • "Lightning Strikes: Is This The Fastest Mac Web Browser Money Can Buy?" Mac 360 7:43 AM
  • "Beamer Is The One-Click Way To Stream Movies From Mac To Apple TV" BohemianBoomer 7:43 AM
  • "Missed The 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse? Catch The Next One With This App" Mac 360 7:44 AM
  • "32 Ways to Love This One-Click Calendar For The Mac" TeraTalks 7:44 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple looking to overhaul the iTunes Store? Let's start with iTunes itself" Apple Daily Report 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Demigods hit the Mac Store today" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Easy Markdown 1.3 lets the user create web pages without using code" Tension Software 7:44 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Forcing Steve Jobs out of Apple was a mistake: John Sculley"  Times of India 7:45 AM
  • "Apple CEO Sculley interview: Ousting Jobs was a mistake" BGR 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Ripped Off This Clock Design For The iPad And Now The Owners Have Given A Huge Contract To Samsung" Business Insider 8:49 AM
  • "Apple iCloud sparks divorce cases: Apple's iCloud is providing a new way for people to learn whether their partners are cheating on them" Telegraph 8:20 AM
  • "Analyst forecasts suggest iPad sales have peaked, expect YOY decline this quarter despite 13% holiday growth" 9to5Mac 7:56 AM
  • "Crazy Siri Hack Brings Voice Commands to Google Maps, Spotify" Time 8:20 AM
  • "Have Apple's maps found the Loch Ness Monster? Satellite image reveals mysterious shape lurking in the Scottish Highlands"  Daily Mail (UK) 8:56 AM
  • "RadioShack Is Now Offering The iPhone 5s From $99" AppAdvice 7:56 AM
  • "You can now get the iPhone 5s for just $99 on contract" BGR 8:03 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "HTC scores a major coup against Samsung, hires the man behind its killer ad campaigns" BGR 8:24 AM
  • "The Heartbleed Bug Is Mostly Fixed, but Not Entirely" Re/code 8:21 AM
  • "Google accused of being selfish and playing favourites over Heartbleed security bug disclosure" Melbourne Age 8:13 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Committed Podcast Talks Tips (and More)" Kirkville 8:59 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 6 renders based on recent case leaks show off rumored edge-to-edge screen" 9to5Mac 7:50 AM
  • "Impressive iPhone 6 Concept Based On Recent News Hits The Web" AppAdvice 7:56 AM
  • "Alleged iPad Air 2 Front Panel with Integrated Display Shown in New Photos" MacRumors 9:49 AM
  • "Traffic from Apple's unannounced iOS 8, OS X 10.10 remains steady ahead of WWDC 2014" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "FaceTime for iOS 6 not working, some users report" CNET 8:33 AM
  • "FaceTime outage reported by iOS 6 users" SlashGear 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Tries To Patent Android's Gestural Unlocking System" Cult of Android 8:33 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Lub vs Dub For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:50 AM
  • "Cops N Robbers -Mine Mini Game With Survival Multiplayer For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:50 AM
  • "Summoner Wars For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:50 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 18 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:20 AM

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  • "Review: Is Google Chromecast worth its low price?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:14 AM
  • "Belkin FastFit Keyboard Case for iPad mini: Small Type" Wired 8:22 AM
  • "Review: Rokform Fuzion+ for iPhone 5/5s" iLounge 9:49 AM
  • "Review: Harman Kardan GLA-55 speakers look, sound good (but cost a grand)" Apple Daily Report 7:46 AM
  • "Review: Verus Thor Case for the iPhone 5 and 5s" Run Around Tech 8:20 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Chrome: the great mobile equalizer: The Chrome browser is available on most every mobile platform. That makes it the obvious choice for multi-platform online work." ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Cortana vs. Siri: Battle of the Virtual Assistants" Mashable 8:16 AM
  • "Hands-on with Flickr 3.0, with new features that make Flickr cool again" TechHive 7:50 AM
  • "Best payment and wallet apps for iPhone: Square Wallet, PayPal, Passbook, and more!" iMore 8:10 AM
  • "Yet Another Notes App, Todo App, Lists App For Mac, iPhone, And iPad" NoodleMac 7:44 AM
  • "You Should Play: Monument Valley" TechHive 7:50 AM
  • "Wow Your Friends And Enemies In Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft [Review] Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Appidemic: Aspects for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad" TechnologyTell 7:57 AM
  • "Best iOS apps this week" BetaNews 8:03 AM
  • "Union Review: Create some stylish imagery with this layers focused photography app." 148Apps 8:34 AM
Tips
  • "Ask Walt: FaceTime and iMessage vs. Hangouts" Re/code 9:04 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The case of the iPhone case I couldn't get off!" iMore 8:11 AM
  • "Commentary: Foxconn relies too heavily on Apple" DigiTimes 8:06 AM
  • "Is Wall Street Wrong About The iPad Stalling?" Cult of Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Cassandra: iBeacon Potential -Kirk Bowe on Dynamic Museum Guides" eXtensions 7:45 AM
  • "What Google Has That Apple Does Not" Mac 360 7:44 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Dropbox gets Deeper into Photo Management with Loom Purchase" The Mac Observer 8:57 AM
  • "Kickstarter Watch: iXtreme 2.0 for iPhone" Tapscape 8:20 AM
  • "Gameloft's 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 8:20 AM
  • "Photos+ Gets Acquired And Updated To Add Dropbox Support" AppAdvice 7:56 AM
  • "Casual iOS Platformer 'Kid Tripp' Sheds Price, Now With Widescreen Support On iPhone 5." RazorianFly 7:51 AM
  • "Practice Math in Spanish or English with theGames: Kindergarten Math" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "PicoToons Coloring Book for iPad - New Coloring App for Kids Ages 3-9" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Firstpixel releases Free Soccer Virtual Cup 2.0 for iPhone/iPad" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Bxtel Releases iPhone Tinnitus App" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "White Siberia 1.0 - The Adventures of Naomi and the Pilot iOS Collection" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Falling Bird Flapping Downwards" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Phase4 Mobile Announces Release of SleepSounds HQ 1.0 for Faster Sleep" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Pic Palette 1.0 - Authentic Pic to Painting app released for iOS" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Kids Go Medieval With Sticker Play: Knights, Dragons and Castles for iOS" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Tellini Releases Pathle 1.0 for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "FlatTire for iOS: Get your bike fixed on the spot anywhere in Amsterdam" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Facebook 9.0 Released for iOS" iClarified 8:11 AM
  • "Facebook for iPhone updated to version 9.0, allows replying to comments on certain pages and more" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Satya Nadella needs more than one trick to fix Microsoft" Fortune 6:44 AM
  • "Quantum-Dot Windows Harvest Solar Energy" EE Times 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia handset division will close in April" Neowin 8:42 AM
  • "Investors Are Leaving Apple For Microsoft. Should You?" TheStreet 7:05 AM
  • "IE6: Retired but not dead yet/Microsoft fails to eradicate 2001 browser" Computerworld 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft tends to enterprise Windows users: but kicks consumers to the curb: Microsoft made strides to heal the wounds inflicted on corporate customer by XP and Windows 8.1 Update, but consumers are still fuming over their update woes" InfoWorld 7:01 AM
  • "IBM extends mainframe solutions" IT Web 7:28 AM
  • "Intel's Bay Trail NUC is fanless" TG Daily 7:36 AM
  • "This 'Old Guard' Tech Stock Keeps Surprising On The Upside" Nasdaq 7:36 AM
  • "AMD CEO aims to be profitable in 2014 despite an up to 10% drop in PC market" VentureBeat 7:37 AM
  • "AMD's plan to get back into the black? Fix the internal IT culture, and fast" ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Does AMD have what it takes to make a recovery?" ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices' CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" Seeking Alpha 6:45 AM
  • "OpenStack Icehouse: The cloud just got that much cooler" SiliconANGLE 7:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Investors Are Leaving Apple For Microsoft. Should You?" TheStreet 8:24 AM
  • "Apple: The Case Against A Dividend Increase" Seeking Alpha 8:49 AM
  • "The Power of Dividend Investing: Procter & Gamble, Apple, and Lowe's" The Motley Fool 8:23 AM
  • "TSMC Rises to Record After Forecasting Sales Growth" Bloomberg 8:22 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asian shares rise; Nikkei rebound continues/Stock markets in Japan and South Korea in thin trade Friday, while many Asian markets were closed for the Good Friday holiday." MarketWatch 6:42 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks turn higher, but Rémy, Diageo lag/European stocks settled higher Thursday, with Barclays PLC pacing a rise in banking shares as the firm planned to outline its growth strategy, but shares of Rémy Cointreau SA struggled following the cognac maker's profit warning." MarketWatch 6:42 AM

 
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