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Weekend Highlights: An example of Apple's immense influence: Geneva car show debate centers around Apple car rumors and what the future car looks like; Ewan Spence at Forbes on Apple's advantage over watch rivals' news at MWC as "Apple can reclaim the news cycle from the top stories at MWC and weaken follow-up coverage of its competitors"; Brian Chen at New York Times believes Apple faces a tough sell for their smartwatch, with "an uninterested public"; and we'll have to wait until March 9th for exactly what the Apple Watch will offer; at MIT's Technology Review, Will Knight is of the opinion that Apple can "reinvent driving" but "doesn't need to build a car" to do so; Tim Cook stands firm on privacy issues, insists "we shouldn't give in to scare-mongering"; Apple can't seem to get a break this week as now Ericsson is suing for patent infringement pertaining "to critical features in Apple devices" covering 41 patents; company additionally seeking to ban iPhone and iPad sales in the US; and Smartflash continues to attack Apple for patent infringement with another patent suit just two days after winning $533 million — more on the legal matters in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; iWork for iCloud now free to public, seen competing with Google, Microsoft's web offices; Apple World Today reviews Air Display 3.0 for Mac; Kirk McElhearn's 4th installment of fixing iTunes suggests Apple increase iTunes Match track limits; Vogue Paris hails Apple Watch as "a small revolution" in article; Tim Cook continues international tour with stop at Covent Garden Apple Store in London; Cook tells The Telegraph he sees Apple Watch replacing your car keys; Swiss watchmakers unveil luxury smartwatches to combat Apple, Google offerings; engineers sought for Apple virtual reality system; is Samsung about to pull another Apple ripoff with new earbuds for Galaxy S6?; Matt Asay wants us to move on from native vs. web app wars; RIP, Leonard Nimoy/Spock.

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  • "What Is Apple Really Doing About Climate Change?" ["It wouldn't be hard for Apple to meet its own rhetoric by building gadgets in less wasteful ways. Here are three steps that could make a big difference."]  Bloomberg View 5:21 PM
  • "Apple car rumors fuel Geneva debate about car of future"  Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "How Apple Will Weaken The Samsung Galaxy S6 At MWC"  Forbes 8:12 AM
  • "Exclusive: Apple Puts Focus on Its Customers in New iPhone Campaign" Time 3:04 PM
  • "Samsung Pay has all the right tools it needs to surpass Apple Pay"  Gigaom 6:05 PM
  • "We asked a bunch of fitness experts about the Apple Watch — here's what they had to say" Business Insider 8:22 AM
  • "Apple, Yahoo bus drivers vote to unionize: Bus drivers for Apple, Yahoo and several other Silicon Valley giants have unionized." CNNMoney 4:07 PM
  • "Apple's New Job: Selling a Smartwatch to an Uninterested Public"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/28
  • "The Apple Watch Mystery Won't Be Solved March 9" TechNewsWorld 2/28
  • "Sources: Apple's 2015 'iPhone 6s' models to gain Force Touch but no dual-camera system"  AppleInsider 2/28
  • "Apple's Real Car Play: The world's most valuable company doesn't need to build a car in order to reinvent driving."  Technology Review 2/28
  • "Apple-IBM partnership is more than a simple hardware distribution deal" SiliconANGLE 2/28
  • "Apple's Tim Cook takes hardline stance against consumer data sharing, government snooping and terrorism" AppleInsider 2/28
  • "Tim Cook says terrorism should not scare people into giving up their privacy" 9to5Mac 2/28
  • "Tim Cook to governments: Lay off our privacy/Technically Incorrect: Apple's CEO says he doesn't believe that people should sacrifice their privacy on the altar of governments' definition of global security." CNET 2/28
  • "Tim Cook says data privacy is a basic human right" iMore 2/28
  • "Tim Cook Thinks Apple Watch Will Make Car Keys Obsolete" HotHardware 2/28
  • "Mega Patent Dump! Ericsson, Smartflash blitz Apple: iPhone, iPad menaced by sales block/We present all the contested patents" The Register 2/28
  • "Why smartphones are the best-selling gadgets in history" ["The dawn of the planet of the smartphones came in January 2007, when Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive, in front of a rapt audience of Apple acolytes, brandished a slab of plastic, metal and silicon not much bigger than a Kit Kat. 'This will change everything,' he promised. For once there was no hyperbole. Just eight years later Apple's iPhone exemplifies the early 21st century's defining technology."]  The Economist 2/28
  • "iCloud Apps Welcome Windows, Not Android: Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are now accessible to Windows users, even if they don't also have an Apple device." InformationWeek 2/28
  • "Apple introduces free, web-only version of iWork for the public" Apple World Today 2/27
  • "Audio & Sound Not Working in OS X Yosemite? It's an Easy Fix" OS X Daily 4:37 PM
  • "Numbers 3.5 (iWork): Hijacks cursor keys when editing cells" Betalogue 2/28
  • "Yosemite - Spotlight performance problem and other performance issues; ghost network glitch; other notes" MacInTouch 2/27
  • "Hands On: Reeder 2.5.3 (OS X, iOS)" MacNN 12:29 PM
  • "Hands On: FilePane 1.8.1 (OS X)" MacNN 9:57 AM
  • "Hands On: OmniGraffle 6 (OS X, iOS)" MacNN 4:22 PM
  • "How to use the OS X Dock as a Command-Tab replacement" MacIssues 3:04 PM
  • "How to find anything on your Mac with Spotlight" iMore 9:19 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 10 Review: Parallels 10 makes OS X and Windows play nice, for a price" Digital Trends 2/28
  • "Hands On: Airy (OS X, Windows)" MacNN 2/28
  • "How to quickly find your Mac's Wi-Fi IP address from the menu bar" iDownload Blog 2/28
  • "How To Set Custom Lock / Login Screen Wallpaper On OS X Yosemite" Redmond Pie 2/28
  • "Instantly Add Item to the Mac Dock with a Keyboard Shortcut" OS X Daily 2/28
  • "QuickTime & Yosemite: Recording Your iPhone or iPad Screen with iOS 8" The Mac Observer 2/27
  • "Simple Tips to Improve Battery Life for Macs with OS X Yosemite" OS X Daily 2/27
  • "Task and message management with MailTags 4 and Mail Act-On 3" IT.Enquirer 2/27
  • "How To: Save Multiple iOS Device Backups in iTunes" Kirkville 2/27
  • "8 Tips to Help Your Mac Run More Efficiently" Apple Gazette 2/27
  • "Ask: Sharing Monitors between Computers" Mac|Life 2/27
  • "Microsoft Office Is Dying Because, You Know, 'Office' Apps Are Free" BohemianBoomer 2/27
  • "Sorry. Scratch That. My Bad. Personal Database Apps Are Not Quite Dead" Mac 360 2/27
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Create A List Of Files From Inside A Folder" NoodleMac 2/27
  • "I miss the future OS X never had" Applepeels 2/28
  • "Apple's Music Streaming Secret Weapon: Genius" Kirkville 2/27
  • "How I Would fix iTunes, Part 4: Increase the iTunes Match Track Limit" Kirkville 2/27
  • "2015"s Best Mac Games (15 new games added!)" Mac Gamer HQ 2/27
Press Releases
  • "New versions of Tweetbot coming to iOS and Mac" TechnologyTell 2/28
  • "VLC update adds in-app extensions, resume playback, Android TV support, more" Macworld 2/27
  • "New versions of Tweetbot for iPhone, iPad, and Mac are on the way" Cult of Mac 2/27
  • "Mac-Chi Announces Wordaux 1.0 - Easy-To-Use Basic Data Mining for OS X" prMac 2/27
  • "Introducing VizMac the Visio Viewer for Mac" prMac 2/27
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple touts iPhone 6 as world's most popular camera in showcase of extraordinary user photos" AppleInsider 3:07 PM
  • "Apple Hits Android Right Where It Hurts: Smartphone Profits" Digital Trends 3:52 PM
  • "Samsung Looks to Outsmart Apple, Google on Mobile Payments: With Galaxy S6, Samsung Pay will work with existing magnetic-stripe payment systems and new NFC card readers, company says" [Paid Membership Required] 12:23 PM
  • "Watch Out, Apple! Samsung Pay Will Add Credit Card Swiping To The Galaxy S6" Digital Trends 12:29 PM
  • "Huawei fires salvo at Apple Watch, unveils its own wearable at MWC" CNBC 12:32 PM
  • "Apple Likely Building Apple Watch Demo Area at Yerba Buena Center" MacRumors 8:18 AM
  • "Apple constructing new building outside Yerba Buena Center ahead of March 9 event" iMore 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Watch Pop-Up Shop Also Planned for London's Selfridges Department Store" MacRumors 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Watch 'pop up' stores prognosticated for Paris, London and SXSW" 9to5Mac 9:19 AM
  • "Apple Watch makes UK fashion magazine debut with three-page feature in Style" 9to5Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Watch event invite, and other top stories from this past week" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone's Camera Is Awesome" TechCrunch 1:11 PM
  • "Apple takes over homepage to promote photos taken by iPhone 6 around the world" 9to5Mac 1:12 PM
  • "BlackBerry commits to software on any device: The next time you use BlackBerry, it might be on your iPhone." CNNMoney 5:37 PM
  • "Apple constructing outdoor building next to Yerba Buena, likely demo area for Watch event on March 9th" 9to5Mac 2/28
  • "Apple's White-Shrouded Building Is Back. This Time, Outside Yerba Buena. [Photo] RazorianFly 2/28
  • "Apple shares new Campus 2 aerial shot of construction progress" 9to5Mac 2/28
  • "Apple Posts 'Remembering' Section for Leonard Nimoy" RazorianFly 2/28
  • "Tim Cook Pledges to Continue Growing Operations in Israel This Past Week" Modmyi 2/28
  • "The fabulous life of Sir Jony Ive, the genius behind Apple's design" Business Insider 2/28
  • "Here comes Swatch's defense against the Apple Watch" Quartz 2/28
  • "Shuttle drivers at Apple, other Silicon Valley tech companies vote for Teamsters representation" AppleInsider 2/28
  • "Sprint Plan Offers Unlimited Talk, Text, Data and an iPhone 6 Lease for $65/Month" iClarified 2/28
  • "iPhone Explodes In Man's Pocket Causing Third-Degree Burns [Video] Redmond Pie 2/28
  • "Vogue Paris calls the Apple Watch 'a small revolution' in new two-page spread" AppleInsider 2/27
  • "Apple Watch Flirts With Fashion, Needs to Focus on Substance/The Apple Watch has a 12-page spread in the March issue of Vogue. But it begs the question: why try so hard?" PC Magazine 2/27
  • "Tim Cook visits Israel to open Apple's new R&D center" ZDNet 2/27
  • "Tim Cook's latest stop in whirlwind international tour: London's Covent Garden Apple Store" 9to5Mac 2/27
  • "Tim Cook Visits London's Covent Garden Apple Store" MacTrast 2/27
  • "Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook" Telegraph 2/27
  • "Tim Cook wants the Apple Watch to replace your car keys" Business Insider 2/27
  • "Billionaire Carl Icahn can't wait to drive an Apple car" CNNMoney 2/27
  • "Apple takes 89 percent of all smartphone profits worldwide" ZDNet 2/27
  • "Apple Takes 89 Percent Share of Global Smartphone Profit in Q4 2014; Android A Tiny 11 Percent" MacPrices 2/27
  • "Good Technology: iOS continues enterprise dominance; growth seen in secure browsing and messaging" ZDNet 2/27
  • "U.S. says absurd Chinese rules on selling technology to banks violate trade agreements" 9to5Mac 2/27
  • "Swiss watchmakers are teaming up to fight Apple and Google" Engadget 2/27
  • "Swiss watchmakers debut first luxury smartwatches ahead of Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 2/27
  • "Swiss Watchmakers to Offer Smarter Watches in June" Digital Trends 2/27
  • "Nerdgasm as Apple announces 'special event': 'Spring Forward' says invitation to March 9th indoctrination session" The Register 2/27
  • "Watch Out Apple, Samsung. The Powerful $75 Smartphone Is Coming." Re/code 2/27
  • "Revealed: The apps that are draining your smartphone battery" ZDNet 2/27
  • "Exclusive: Long Island Man Burned On Leg By iPhone When It Exploded" WABC New York 2/27
  • "Former Apple retail chief joins online retailer Nasty Gal, leads $16 million round of funding" 9to5Mac 2/27
Non-Apple News
  • "China draft counterterror law strikes fear in foreign tech firms" Reuters 4:39 PM
  • "ZTE's Grand S3 smartphone scans eyes for authentication: The biometric technology is used for access to the phone, but will be expanded to include apps" IDG News Service 1:12 PM
  • "Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6 to Answer iPhone 6: Samsung Seeks to Regain Momentum With Curved-Screen Phone, Mobile-Payment Service" [Paid Membership Required] 11:58 AM
  • "HTC goes back to basics with its new flagship, the HTC One M9" Mashable 9:52 AM
  • "This is the HTC One M9" Engadget 9:45 AM
  • "IKEA announces furniture with integrated wireless charging for phones" BetaNews 8:22 AM
  • "Get Your First Look at Huawei's Gorgeous New Android Smartwatch" Time 9:19 AM
  • "China's Huawei enters smartwatch frenzy with round-face models" Reuters 8:18 AM
  • "Huawei ad mistakenly reveals new Android Wear smartwatch" The Verge 2/28
  • "Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?" BGR 2/28
  • "Amazon Echo beta SDK coming for developers, content providers" ZDNet 2/27
  • "Microsoft And Sony Respond To #TheDress" Forbes 2/27
  • "Leonard Nimoy, Spock of 'Star Trek,' Dies at 83" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/27
  • "Interview: Jeff Vogel of Spiderweb Software" TechnologyTell 9:45 AM
  • "Podcasting basics part V: mixing, editing and finalizing" iDownload Blog 2/28
  • "Backerjack Podcast Episode 8 covers an Apple Watch competitor: Pebble Time" Apple World Today 2/28
  • "How GoPro cameras have made nothing unfilmable, by the man who invented them: Nick Woodman, the visionary behind GoPro, tells The Telegraph how what started as a means of capturing his surfing exploits on film is now a $3 billion business" Telegraph 2/28
  • "iMore show 446: Spring Forward event expectations!" iMore 2/28
  • "TC AppleCast 6: Apple Invites Us All To Watch The Watch" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "Bob LeVitus Introduces BobLevitus.TV" MacVoices 2/27
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-27: Apple Watch Media Event Smackdown" The Mac Observer 2/27
  • "iMore show extra! We're talking Apple Watch event expectations right now!" iMore 2/27
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's March 9 event, net neutrality, Pebble Time & more" AppleInsider 2/27
  • "Apple Watch reportedly has time-only 'Power Reserve' mode" iMore 10:19 AM
  • "Apple Watch to Feature Time-Only 'Power Reserve' Mode, Prototypes Disguised as Samsung Watches" MacRumors 12:26 PM
  • "This Feature Could Save the Apple Watch" Time 12:29 PM
  • "Apple reportedly planning Force Touch for 2015 'iPhone 6s' lineup" iDownload Blog 2/28
  • "Apple iPhone 6s to Get 'Force Touch' Feature?" iClarified 2/28
  • "iOS 8.2 release expected next week followed closely by iOS 8.3" BGR 2/27
  • "Apple hiring hardware engineers to work on display & projection systems for virtual reality environments"  9to5Mac 2/27
  • "Apple is definitely working on a Top Secret VR Project" Patently Apple 2/27
  • "What might Apple be cooking up for virtual reality/augmented reality?" AppleDailyReport 2/27
  • "Want those IBM iOS apps? You'll need to spend big bucks" InfoWorld 2/27
  • "And now, it's Apple's turn to copy Samsung" BGR 2/27
  • "Samsung is ripping off Apple's EarPods for the Galaxy S6"  Cult of Android 2/27
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn expects robots to take over more factory work" IDG News Service 2/27
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Velocispider For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 2/28
  • "ORBB -A Casual, Relaxing, And Challenging Ethereal Space Experience Game For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/28
  • "Crazy Bikers 2 For iPhone/iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/28
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" Apple Sliced 2/27
  • "Clash of Kings -Last Empire For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/27
  • "Six Things (Productivity) For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 2/27
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/27
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/27
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/27

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  • "My thoughts on the iPhone 6 Plus, five months later" Gigaom 12:27 PM
  • "Review: Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2/Finally, a foolproof and wrinkle-free screen protector" MacNN 9:00 AM
  • "Master & Dynamic MH40 headphone review" The Gadgeteer 3:55 PM
  • "Review: Inateck BTSP-10 Plus – A Portable Bluetooth Speaker" MacTrast 9:45 AM
  • "The latest Mac mini is low-priced, but doesn't skimp on power" Mashable 2/28
  • "Logitech Keys to Go Review: The ultimate portable bluetooth keyboard" AppleInsider 2/28
  • "Supercharge Your iPhone: Seven More Of The Best iPhone Cases" Forbes 2/28
  • "5K Shootout: iMac 5K versus/Mac Pro tower with Dell 5K display"  Bare Feats 2/27
  • "Review: The Triforce Desktop USB Charger – Charge up to 4 Devices at the Same Time!" MacTrast 2/27
  • "Review: ExoLens Exo 6 camera lenses for iPhone 6" TechnologyTell 2/27
  • "Boostcase For iPhone 6 Review: Modular Power Helps Save Face" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "Go walletless with your iPhone 6 and the CandyShell Card" iMore 2/27
  • "Case Logic Video Review: Hands-On With the Ibira MacBook Backpack" MacRumors 2/27
  • "Review: Mobile Home Siri remote" iLounge 2/27
  • "Review: Sengled's Pulse system combines LED lights and JBL-powered Bluetooth speakers (Video)" 9to5Mac 2/27
  • "Review: RAPOO A3060 Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Mini Smart Handsfree Boombox Speaker" Run Around Tech 2/27
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Upcoming 'iOS Blocks' tweak aims to change the way you interact with apps on iOS" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "Hands On: VLC 2.4.1 (iOS)" MacNN 2/28
  • "Hands On: Hero Keyboard (iOS)" MacNN 2/28
  • "Hands On: RemindMeAt (iOS)" MacNN 2/28
  • "Hands On: Apples vs Robots (iOS)" MacNN 2/28
  • "Overkill 3 - Is A Third Person Shooter The Charm?" Apple'n'Apps 2/28
  • "Under the Sun - Does The Challenging Puzzler Shine?" Apple'n'Apps 2/28
  • "These Are the Best Weather Apps for Your iPhone" Time 2/27
  • "Social discovery app Vurb keeps your favorite apps in one place" Macworld 2/27
  • "You Should Play: Alto's Adventure finds serenity in side-scrolling snow shredding" Macworld 2/27
  • "Hands On: Bricks - Arcade Game (iOS)" MacNN 2/27
  • "Hands On: Frozen Synapse (iOS)" MacNN 2/27
  • "Hands On: Lux DLX (iOS, Android)" MacNN 2/27
  • "Hands On: Magnifico (iOS)" MacNN 2/27
  • "Cool Todo App For Mac, iPhone, iPad" Mac 360 2/27
  • "Sum Idea Review: Sum Idea is a fairly charming but taxing puzzle game." 148Apps 2/27
  • "Mecha Showdown Review: Mecha Showdown replaces traditional buttons with a slot machine mechanic in this robot fighting game, but the thrill of the gamble just isn't there." 148Apps 2/27
  • "Slashing Demons Review: Slashing Demons lacks the depth or scope to take it beyond the point of being just another endless tapper." 148Apps 2/27
  • "iPhone slow? Here's how to speed up iOS 8!" iMore 12:32 PM
  • "How to force your iPhone to landscape mode while watching videos" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "How to fix a broken headphone jack in your iPhone 5c" iMore 2/28
  • "iOS 8 How-to: Set up and Use Find My iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" 9to5Mac 2/28
  • "How to avoid long waits at the Genius Bar before you get there" Gigaom 2/28
  • "How to turn off predictive text in iOS 8" Mashable 2/28
  • "How to Turn Off Sounds in the Facebook iPhone App" GottaBeMobile 2/28
  • "How do I quickly erase all of the contacts on my old iPhone?" iLounge 2/27
  • "How to quickly manage messages on iOS's lock screen" MacIssues 2/27
  • "No-Brainer Repairs for No Brainer Day" iFixit 2/27
  • "How to export Apple Health data as a document to share" Computerworld 2/27
  • "Secret iMessage shortcuts: Ten gestures to speed up your iPhone chat!" iMore 2/28
  • "This is how Apple responds to 'patent troll' who cost themĀ $500million" Metro UK 1:02 PM
  • "Apple once disguised the Apple Watch as a Samsung smartwatch to keep it a secret" Business Insider 12:53 PM
  • "Analysis: How Surface Pro 3 May Help Apple Mac Share Numbers"  Architosh 10:45 AM
  • "How would you change Siri?" iMore 2/28
  • "I ditched my 16GB iPhone 6 for the 64GB version and I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner" Business Insider 2/28
  • "Dear Devs – Not All Apps Need To Be On The Apple Watch [Opinion] Redmond Pie 2/28
  • "Apple Loop: iOS 9 Available In May, Battery Life Sells Smartphones, iPhone Fights Chinese Clone" Forbes 2/28
  • "6 things to know about Apple Watch ahead of March 9" MarketWatch 2/28
  • "You should buy the iPhone 6 Plus instead of the iPhone 6" Business Insider 2/28
  • "Don't Buy A Smartphone or Smartwatch Right Now" Digital Trends 2/28
  • "Take my advice: Do not take this guy's advice" Macworld 2/28
  • "Confessions of a technobiophiliac/I'll admit it: I love tech with natural elements like wood, and I don't think I'm alone." Computerworld 2/28
  • "Apple Death Knell #68: Apple's Stock Will Collapse Because iPhone Is Too Important" The Mac Observer 2/27
  • "Down to business: Apple products consumers don't see/Yes, the consumer market comes first... but not exclusively" SuperSite for Windows 2/27
  • "The Apple Watch, Naked Lunch, and the eMate 300" iMore 2/27
  • "Apple's March 9 'Spring Forward' event steals thunder from rivals at Mobile World Congress" AppleInsider 2/27
  • "Here's what happened when Apple's former retail genius Ron Johnson told Steve Jobs the Apple Store layout was all wrong" Business Insider 2/27
  • "Can We Please Stop Fighting The Native vs. Web App Wars? Most mobile apps are hybrids already. Let's move on." ReadWrite 2/27
  • "Wish List: Contact management on iOS" Six Colors 2/27
  • "iPad Air: My constant companion" iMore 2/27
  • "Why Pebble Time, not Android Wear, is Apple Watch's biggest competition" Macworld 2/27
  • "From Steve Jobs to Eskom: how a former Disney exec solves challenges creatively" Memeburn 2/27
  • "Apple's Going To Talk More About Its Watch On March 9: Time to fill in some blanks on its next major product." ReadWrite 2/27
  • "More about Apple's 'Spring Forward' Watch event on March 9" AppAdvice 2/27
  • "Forget Apple Watch, Apple Car, And Apple TV: Apple Needs 'Apple Air" TeraTalks 2/27
  • "iTunes And Music Services: What Am I Missing About Streaming Music?" Mac 360 2/27
  • "Apple And The Art Of Persistence" Mac 360 2/27
  • "Apple has announced an event for March 9—here's what to expect" Quartz 2/27
  • "Leonard Nimoy: Mr. Spock is my IT hero. How about you?" ZDNet 3:06 PM
  • "Can Samsung resharpen its edge against the competition?" ZDNet 6:06 PM
  • "Samsung didn't convince me I need the Galaxy S6 edge, but I'm totally smitten with the curve" BGR 4:50 PM
  • "Samsung's new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge put design first: Will a refocus on design cure Samsung's woes?" The Verge 3:27 PM
  • "With Samsung Pay Announcement, 2015 Feels Like the Year of the Mobile Wallet" Re/code 3:14 PM
  • "Samsung announces Galaxy S6 (the S is for Shameless)" iMore 1:11 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Hands-on with the new handset" BBC 12:53 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S6 first look: The productivity edition" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Is Awesomely Weird But Weirdly Awesome" Gizmodo 12:29 PM
  • "The Story Behind Samsung's Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Design Departure" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Hands On With The Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "HTC One M9: The evolution of a flagship smartphone" ZDNet 10:24 AM
  • "HTC One M9 first impressions: A solid flagship device with a beautiful build" The Next Web 10:18 AM
  • "Hands-on with the HTC One M9—last year's design with higher specs" Ars Technica 9:58 AM
  • "HTC Launches One M9: Hands-On" AnandTech 9:58 AM
  • "Hands On Video With HTC's New Android Flagship, The One M9" TechCrunch 9:58 AM
  • "This is the main reason video games are so much better today than they were years ago" Business Insider 9:18 AM
  • "HP's Spectre x360 is a powerful new MacBook Air competitor" The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "Is LG's WebOS-based wearable software more than a wacky experiment?" CNET 8:17 AM
  • "Huawei unveils its first Android Wear smartwatch (update: our hands-on!)" Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "Ikea to start making electrified furniture. What could possibly go wrong?" The Register 8:13 AM
  • "A Quantum Computer Isn't Nearly As Glamorous As It Sounds" Gizmodo 2/28
  • "Does resolution really matter? Nielsen polling data says it does, but Digital Foundry isn't totally convinced." Eurogamer 2/28
  • "Is Car Tech Causing 'Upgrade Envy'?" PC Magazine 2/28
  • "How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict" The Next Web 2/28
  • "Wireless charging: everything you need to know" Telegraph 2/28
  • "What is Mobile World Congress? A brief history: Mobile World Congress is the biggest event on the calendar for phone makers, and the launchpad for new devices, but how did it start and who created it?" Telegraph 2/28
  • "This One Clause In The New Net Neutrality Regs Would Be A Fiasco For The Internet" Forbes 2/27
  • "The FCC's net neutrality ruling: 5 things you need to know" TechHive 2/27
  • "The FCC on Net Neutrality: Be Careful What You Wish For" PC Magazine 2/27
  • "Sorry, but net neutrality is far from settled" Mashable 2/27
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 8:08 AM
  • "The Best Laid Plans of Cable Retention Specialists..." The PC Weenies [cartoon] 2/27
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "SanDisk's new iXpand flash drive w/ Lightning connector now comes in 128GB for $149" 9to5Mac 3:17 PM
  • "SanDisk stuffs 200GB into a microSD card for your phone" Engadget 3:07 PM
  • "Apple Watch event wallpapers: Spring Forward" iDownload Blog 12:54 PM
  • "Launch Center Pro is coming to the Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 12:26 PM
  • "Adventure Hero from Virtualinfocom" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "New Ebook! A Practical Guide to Networking and Security in iOS 8" Glenn Fleishman 2/28
  • "Control demons or humans in Hell: Fight for Gilrand" TechnologyTell 2/28
  • "VPN Unlimited 3.0 Offers Faster and More Secure Internet Surfing" prMac 2/28
  • "Drag Race: RUSH - #1 Racing Game In USA Now Available for iOS" prMac 2/28
  • "Play Mahjong Around The World and visit exciting Chinatowns" prMac 2/28
  • "Disney wants to help developers make games more interactive" Engadget 2/28
  • "Accessory maker LunaTik teases water-resistant Epik protective kit for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 2/27
  • "Coming February 28: Gene Steinberg meets Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus and Jeff Gamet, of The Mac Observer, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 2/27
  • "Just in the time for the start of spring training, At Bat receives a big update" AppAdvice 2/27
  • "Military Masters launches its real-time vehicle combat on iPhone and iPad" iMore 2/27
  • "Lightworks announces new partnership agreement with Siemens PLM Software" Architosh 2/27
  • "Google Maps adds quick facts for local points of interest and more in latest update" iMore 2/27
  • "Vesper now lets you collect your thoughts in landscape — and on iPad!" iMore 2/27
  • "Vesper note-taking app adds first iPad version, landscape support for iPhone" 9to5Mac 2/27
  • "Witness an all new puzzle mechanic in BlastBall MAX out now on iOS" 148Apps 2/27
  • "CyClip is an Apple Watch bike handlebar mount arriving April 30th" 9to5Mac 2/27
  • "VLC pushes new iOS & OS X apps as part of massive cross-platform release" 9to5Mac 2/27
  • "One of the Most Useful iOS Apps Is Finally Back" Time 2/27
  • "Vimeo Finally Adds Chromecast Support Via Its iOS App" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "iPocket Cloud Drive & Charger Solves Low Memory and Battery Problems on Mobile Phones and Tablets" PRNewswire 2/27
  • "This 3-in-1 Laptop Stand Will Change the Way You Work" Apple Gazette 2/27
  • "Meerkat for iOS Lets You Live Stream Video on Twitter" The Next Web 2/27
  • "ABC News now available on Apple TV in Germany, no subscription required" 9to5Mac 2/27
  • "UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Goes Interactive with LightWave 3D and Unity" Architosh 2/27
  • "Transport Map App Version 6.0 - New and improved features" prMac 2/27
  • "SnipNotes - A new way to use your notes" prMac 2/27
  • "E-Loyalty & E-Coupons 1.0 for iOS - Keep track of your Loyalty Programs" prMac 2/27
  • "Sweet Revenge - You Can't Handle the Tooth - Now Available for iOS" prMac 2/27
  • "NoteStream Launches 2.0 Update, Creates Unparalleled User Experience" prMac 2/27
Computer Industry
  • "HP teamed up with Microsoft to build its latest flagship laptop" Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "HP Takes Aim At Apple, Lenovo With Spectre x360 Multimode Ultrabook" Tom's Hardware 8:34 AM
  • "HP Announces Its Flagship Windows Laptop To Take On Macbook And Others" Microsoft News 8:28 AM
  • "Who's running Microsoft these days? Satya Nadella's brain trust" Business Insider 8:23 AM
  • "Why Windows Phone might die if Microsoft doesn't release a flagship soon: High profile phones are essential; Redmond needs to get with the times" WinBeta 4:40 PM
  • "Windows 10 news recap: search improvements, server leaks, and USB 3.1 Type C support" WinBeta 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft will announce two Windows Phones tomorrow" Engadget 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft plans to revamp Silicon Valley campus" SiliconBeat 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds New Features With Latest Updates To Its Band Wearable Device" Forbes 8:41 AM
  • "International Business Machines Corp's (IBM) Transformation Will Take Time: Bank of America Merrill Lynch" Bidness Etc 8:37 AM
  • "Gilster: Lenovo gaffe is reminder that PC makers should cull bloatware" News & Observer, NC 8:34 AM
  • "Lenovo's Tab 2 A8 and Tab 2 A10-70 rock Dolby Atmos for 3D sound experience" PCWorld 12:24 PM
  • "New Internet rules set up industry's next battle" Reuters 8:48 AM
  • "Net neutrality could hamper new mobile services, Nokia CEO says" PCWorld 4:56 PM
  • "Microsoft's Project Spartan is being armed for assult in the browser wars" ZDNet 2/28
  • "Microsoft Ireland shows $1.4b profit, pays $203 million in corporation tax" Customs Today 2/28
  • "He's baaack: Microsoft's axeman Nadella to give Chinese staff the chop/Two more ex-Nokia factories to close next month" The Register 2/28
  • "Windows 10 for Phones is apparently being tested by 60,000 users" WMPowerUser 2/28
  • "Despite Limited Device Support, Windows 10 For Phones Has 60,000 Testers" HotHardware 2/28
  • "Microsoft welcomes weak Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" BetaNews 2/28
  • "5 Acquisitions Microsoft Would Be Crazy Not To Consider" NewsHub 2/28
  • "Microsoft Adds New Features With Latest Updates To Its Band Wearable Device" Forbes 2/28
  • "Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, LG Dominating MWC 2015: On March 2, Mobile World Congress will kick off, with announcements from Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, HTC, and LG expected to take center stage." InformationWeek 2/28
  • "Oracle sues Oregon officials in healthcare website dispute" Tech2 2/28
  • "How IBM ideas to win again traders: At the annual IBM investors' meeting, CEO Ginny Rometty and her lieutenants lay out a plan for winning back investors." Bloomberg 2/28
  • "International Business Machines Corp. Explores Multiple Business Options" WallStreet 2/28
  • "IBM summarizes intend to revamp company for investors" Associated Press 2/28
  • "IBM WebSphere server offers 31% best performance against Oracle WebLogic" InfotechLead 2/28
  • "IBM MobileFirst Gives Organizations Better App Security, Engagement" PaymentWeek 2/28
  • "Lenovo to offer free McAfee LiveSafe security software to users whose laptops were shipped with ..." Bharat Press 2/28
  • "HP CEO Meg Whitman makes the whole company follow the advice in this book" Business Insider 2/28
  • "Cisco Systems Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest" The Legacy 2/28
  • "AMD's CTO Says Chromebooks Aren't A Good Fit For Its Chips" Digital Trends 2/28
  • "World Telecom Meeting to Focus on Regulation: FCC Chairman Wheeler to deliver keynote address in Barcelona" [Paid Membership Required] 2/28
  • "Google shows off plans for its futuristic new headquarters" Digital Trends 2/28
  • "5 reasons the FCC might be wrong about net neutrality" Gigaom 2/28
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple vs. Exxon: What's the better buy?" CNBC 2/27
Industry News
  • "Stocks fell Friday but have best month since Oct. 2011" USA Today 2/27
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Have Best Month Since October 2011 Thanks to Rallies in Oil" TheStreet 2/27
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks End Lower, But Manage Solid Monthly Gains" MarketWatch 2/27
  • "Stock market opens lower after weaker-than-expected US growth late last year" Associated Press 2/27
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip But Post Monthly Gains: In February, the Dow jumped 5.64%, its best month since January 2013" [Paid Membership Required] 2/27
  • "Stocks: 5 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 2/27
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks retreat, with property developers weak/Hong Kong stocks erased earlier gains and closed lower on Friday, with local property shares weaker amid concerns about possible tightening measures on Hong Kong's housing markets." MarketWatch 2/27
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks waver, but on track for monthly rise/European stocks were wavering on Friday, retreating from a seven-year high, but managing to remain on course to log a monthly advance." MarketWatch 2/27
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/27
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/27
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/27

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