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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' influence which is 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 claims; 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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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Samsung email targeted Steve Jobs' death as 'our best opportunity to attack iPhone'"  AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Death of Steve Jobs prompted Samsung's U-turn on Apple attack ads" 9to5Mac 7:02 AM
  • "Samsung Decided To Start Attacking Apple After Steve Jobs Died" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "Samsung calls on computer scientists to refute Apple patent claims" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Apple vs Samsung, Day Seven: You can't infringe an invalid patent/String of Samsung witnesses find that Apple's patents are all invalid" Electronista 7:54 AM
  • "Don't let no-hire pact suit witnesses call Steve Jobs a bullyboy, plead Apple and Google: 'Irrelevent' character evidence should be excluded – lawyers"  The Register 8:45 AM
  • "Ghost of Steve Jobs is not welcome in 'no hire' court case"  The Inquirer 8:40 AM
OS X
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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
  • "OS X 10.9.3: Faster Beta Releases, Fewer Visible Changes" FairerPlatform 11:37 AM
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General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Marissa Mayer's Secret Plan to Get Apple to Dump Google and Default to Yahoo Mobile Search" Re/code 5:21 PM
  • "Marissa Mayer wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo! as default iOS search engine" AppleInsider 5:22 PM
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Carriers Back Anti-Theft Measures for Smartphones" Re/code 7:56 AM
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Hardware/Software
  • "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
  • "Is The iPhone 6 Getting A Different Power/Lock Button?" AppleBitch 3:45 PM
  • "Google's 'Project Tango' Smartphone Uses Apple's PrimeSense Technology" MacRumors 2:30 PM
  • "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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Reviews
  • "iPhone 5s Vs Galaxy S5 Vs HTC One M8 Vs Nexus 5: The Ultimate Durability Test! [Video] Redmond Pie 7:08 PM
  • "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
  • "Pelican Voyager Provides Rugged Style With Less Added Bulk [Review] Cult of Mac 2:31 PM
  • "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 And iPhone Kung Fu – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 12:48 PM
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  • "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
  • "All.Notes review: the Notes app that iOS should have been" iDownload Blog 12:55 PM
  • "Superb For iPhone Aims To Take Social Networking To The Offline World" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Shatter Alley Hates Bricks And You Equally [Review] Cult of Mac 11:39 AM
  • "Grammar Pop HD Review: Learning the different parts of speech isn't always fun, but Grammar Pop HD makes it much more entertaining than it has any right to be." 148Apps 2:29 PM
  • "Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The Official Game Review" 148Apps 9:30 AM
  • "R.B.I. Baseball 14 Review: What was old is new again, as the MLB attempts to taking baseball gaming back to its retro roots. Too bad nothing has changed since 1986." 148Apps 11:32 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
  • "Groundskeeper2 Review: Putting aside some minor control issues, Groundskeeper2 is a fun and furious action/shooting game that keeps players coming back." 148Apps 1:33 PM
  • "Snupps Review: Got a huge collection that you need to organize, or just want to share with others? Snupps has it covered." 148Apps 12:58 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "PadGadget's DIY Project Spotlight: Felt iPad Case with Snaps (and a Pocket)" PadGadget 9:28 AM
Tips
  • "Skip the Back Button: A Secret Swipe for Navigating Safari in iOS 7" Wired 8:25 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "What could Apple possibly want with a dam in Oregon?" Gizmodo 2:59 PM
  • "Texting might make Apple's wallet app Passbook worth a damn"  VentureBeat 2:30 PM
  • "What Fruit Is Left Hanging For iOS In Education?" Chambers Daily 9:30 AM
  • "Samsung Email: Steve's Dead, Let's Attack iPhone" Cult of Mac 1:33 PM
  • "Samsung email: Steve Jobs' death 'best opportunity to attack iPhone'" CNET 11:48 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
Non-Apple
  • "Google I/O To Elevate Focus On Design" Marco Arment 6:13 PM
  • "The Pinnacle of Fitness Failure: Samsung's Gear Fit Activity Tracker" DC Rainmaker 3:00 PM
  • "How To Protect Your Android Phone From Harmful Apps" Business Insider 11:41 AM
  • "Review: Samsung Galaxy S5/Samsung's flagship phone is long on features, but short on follow-through." Fortune 8:33 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "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
  • "ChemCrafter Is Like Playing In Mr. White's Chemistry Lab On Your iPad" Cult of Mac 4:06 PM
  • "Apple-endorsed racing game Anki Drive revs up with new cars, tracks" Fortune 3:02 PM
  • "Anki Adds New Cars and Upgraded App for iOS Controlled Toy Racers" PadGadget 3:02 PM
  • "Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft Is Now Available Worldwide For The iPad" AppAdvice 3:02 PM
  • "Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft now available worldwide" iMore 2:59 PM
  • "Chrome Remote Desktop for Android browses a PC or Mac from your phone" Engadget 2:59 PM
  • "David. brings minimalist platformer gaming to iOS" iDownload Blog 2:29 PM
  • "Corel launches new Pinnacle Studio video editing app for iPhone" iDownload Blog 1:33 PM
  • "Best hotel apps for iPhone: Hotel Tonight, Airbnb, Jetsetter, and more!" iMore 12:55 PM
  • "TFTLabs offers free 3D Viewer TFTPad 3D model viewer for Apple's popular iPad and iPhone devices" Architosh 12:48 PM
  • "NAB – SOLOSHOT's Robotic Camera Tracks Your Every Move" MacVoices 12:48 PM
  • "Knights of Pen & Paper is Free for a Limited Time - Don't Wait for a Natural 20, Get it Now!" 148Apps 11:31 AM
  • "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 livedeal.com 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
  • "Product Manager 2.0 to manage company products on Macintosh" prMac 2:29 PM
  • "FitPRO: Workout Automator iPhone App" prMac 11:31 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" WSJ.com [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
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Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple May Pour on the Juice" WSJ Blogs 2:59 PM
  • "Apple seen boosting buyback plan by $30 billion" MarketWatch 11:41 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Yahoo rallies; 'Holy Alibaba,' says analyst/Core business improves, but focus is on Chinese Internet company" MarketWatch 12:03 PM
  • "Stocks Jump After Beige Book Report, Dovish Yellen Remarks" TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Feel good Wednesday: Markets up 1%/Investors did a happy dance on Wednesday as earnings, economic data and Janet Yellen brought good news." CNNMoney 4:13 PM
  • "Stock Futures Climb on China Data" FOXBusiness 9:01 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Gain Broadly: Rising Hopes of China Stimulus Boost Sentiment" WSJ.com [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
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:34 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:34 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:51 PM

 
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