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Weekend Highlights: AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger analyzes Apple's future in wearable technology and the unlikeliness of low-priced wearable tech when looking at the history of the iPhone; Fortune's Apple 2.0 asks how many Macs did Apple sell last quarter; Business Insider reports on what happened to the first ten Apple employees; Following his summary of iPhone expectations, Philip Elmer-DeWitt breaks down analyst predictions of iPads sold in last quarter, averaging 19.3 million; while Apple and Google argue for exclusion of Steve Jobs in no-hire lawsuit, employees fight for his evidence to be included; CIRP survey [link to 2-Page PDF] of mobile OS market finds Android leading the charge with 53% share, with iOS in second place at 42%; reader sent in article from Albany Times Union indicating renewed hope for iPhone production to land in New York; Rockstar patent consortium wanted to deal with Google in Texas, but has been denied motion; Macworld reviews "top-notch Mac outliner", OmniOutliner 4 Pro; Jonny Evans has 4 speed tips for Mavericks users; Kirk McElhearn answers reader questions on iTunes oddities such as glitchy tracks, and more, and in another article he laments how iCloud has become bloated; John Sculley, former Apple CEO responsible for kicking Steve Jobs out of the company, admits his mistake; a story worthy of the X-Files, a couple Loch Ness Monster trackers have found what appears to be the image of Nessie herself thanks to Apple's mapping satellites; Radio Shack offering iPhone 5s for $99 with contract; HTC lands Samsung's person responsible for "killer ad campaigns"; iPhone 6 mockup based on recent leaks now on web.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple, Inc. and the pursuit of affordable luxury electronics"  AppleInsider 5:09 PM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung, day eight: Pushing the judge's boundaries" Electronista 7:15 AM
  • "Samsung experts say Apple's patented features not valuable in trial" AppleInsider 7:11 AM
  • "Tech Workers Want To Use Steve Jobs Evidence Against Apple In Salaries Lawsuit" Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "How many Macs did Apple sell last quarter?" Fortune 7:48 AM
  • "Could Apple be Eying Smart Clothing as the Next Big Thing?"  Patently Apple 2:31 PM
  • "For Apple Investors, the Waiting Is the Hardest Part: Apple's Results Aren't Likely to Provide Much Fireworks, but There Is Still Reason for Investors to 'Ooh' and 'Aah'"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/18
  • "How many iPads did Apple sell last quarter? The analysts' estimates range from 15 million to nearly 22 million. Average: 19.3 million."  Fortune 4/18
  • "Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware" ["As Nike redirects its wearable efforts toward software, it's avoiding the competition from a bevy of new devices that will further crowd the market, namely the Apple 'iWatch' and devices running Google's recently unveiled Android Wear operating system, designed exclusively for watches and other wrist-oriented wearables. As Apple enters the fray, Nike has a potential partner. Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was seen wearing a FuelBand at the company's launch of the iPad Mini in October 2012, sits on Nike's board, and has for the last nine years."]  CNET 4/18
  • "Samsung running out of time against Apple in court"  The Verge 4/18
  • "Live blog recap: Samsung argues marketing at Apple patent trial" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 4/18
  • "Apple's counsel stresses USPTO's independence -- but the USPTO doubts the autocomplete patent"  Foss Patents 4/18
  • "Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords"  Reuters 4/18
  • "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 4/18
  • "Steve Jobs' character becomes issue in Silicon Valley no-hiring case" Macworld 4/18
  • "Was Steve Jobs a jerk? Hiring case questions his character" PCWorld 4/18
  • "Android Leads in Operating System Share: Android and iOS Capture Windows, Blackberry, and Basic Phone Buyers" [2 Page PDF]  CIRP 4/18
  • "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 4/18
  • "Fab 8's iPhone chances boosted: GlobalFoundries deal with Samsung puts chip plant on microprocessor fast track"  Albany Times Union 4/18
  • "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 4/18
  • "Judge Koh's boss finds Rockstar's scare tactics advance Apple's interests against Android" Foss Patents 4/18
  • "Apple's Rockstar patent consortium denied request to transfer Google suit to Texas" AppleInsider 4/18
  • "Judge Denies Rockstar Consortium's Bid to Move Google Patent Fight to Troll Town" The Mac Observer 4/18
OS X
News
  • "Missed Out On A WWDC Ticket? You Could Still Be In With A Chance" AppAdvice 7:09 AM
  • "Apple reaching out to developers who didn't win WWDC lottery, offering chance to buy unclaimed tickets" 9to5Mac 4/18
  • "Didn't win Apple's WWDC ticket lottery? You might still be in luck" CNET 4/18
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "'Enhanced' dictation in Mavericks is true" MacInTouch 12:06 PM
  • "Is there a way to install Mavericks without using an Apple ID? If you have Lion, for example, then Mavericks is a free upgrade. Most people would get that via the Mac App Store, but that requires an Apple ID. You could get a copy of the installer app from a friend and, since you own a Mac and Mavericks is a free upgrade, it would appear that you have a right to install it (mandatory disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice). You still have to agree to the EULA when you install it, but that doesn't require an Apple ID." MacInTouch 4/18
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How To Download Adobe Photoshop CS2 For Free Legally" Redmond Pie 8:26 PM
  • "A Few More Mac OS X Tips For You To Try This Weekend" AddictiveTips 5:05 PM
  • "OmniOutliner 4 Pro review: Top-notch Mac outliner gets a new interface" Macworld 4/18
  • "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 4/18
  • "How to fix choppy video playback in Safari on OS X" iDownload Blog 4/18
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Glitchy tracks, numbers game, and too-large libraries" Macworld 4/18
  • "iTunes 11: See Aggregate iTunes Radio Listening History" Kirkville 4/18
  • "Use the Terminal to quickly get a Unix path to a file" MacIssues 4/18
  • "How To Block Unwanted Messages in Messages for Mac" MacTrast 4/18
  • "Lightning Strikes: Is This The Fastest Mac Web Browser Money Can Buy?" Mac 360 4/18
  • "Beamer Is The One-Click Way To Stream Movies From Mac To Apple TV" BohemianBoomer 4/18
  • "Missed The 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse? Catch The Next One With This App" Mac 360 4/18
  • "32 Ways to Love This One-Click Calendar For The Mac" TeraTalks 4/18
Op/Ed
  • "How Sometimes You Die Became The Surprise Hit Game Of 2014 [Exclusive] Cult of Mac 10:54 AM
  • "Apple looking to overhaul the iTunes Store? Let's start with iTunes itself" Apple Daily Report 4/18
Press Releases
  • "VLC for iOS 2.3 Adds Folder Org, Passworded Streams, etc" FairerPlatform 4/18
  • "Brotens intros new Lighting CAD software Illuminando for Mac OS X" Architosh 4/18
  • "Demigods hit the Mac Store today" prMac 4/18
  • "Easy Markdown 1.3 lets the user create web pages without using code" Tension Software 4/18
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Expands Its Maps Flyover Coverage To Include Berkeley, East Bay Area" AppAdvice 7:10 AM
  • "Apple Maps adds Flyover 3D modeling of Berkeley, East Bay" AppleInsider 7:10 AM
  • "Forcing Steve Jobs out of Apple was a mistake: John Sculley"  Times of India 4/18
  • "Apple CEO Sculley interview: Ousting Jobs was a mistake" BGR 4/18
  • "Apple Ripped Off This Clock Design For The iPad And Now The Owners Have Given A Huge Contract To Samsung" Business Insider 4/18
  • "Samsung deal with Swiss clock maker portrayed as an affront to Apple" AppleInsider 4/18
  • "Next-Generation Hearing Aids Tune In to the iPhone" Re/code 4/18
  • "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 4/18
  • "Analyst forecasts suggest iPad sales have peaked, expect YOY decline this quarter despite 13% holiday growth" 9to5Mac 4/18
  • "Analysts predict decline in iPad sales: The average analyst estimate puts Apple's iPad sales at 19.3 million units, down 0.7 percent compared with the same period last year." CNET 4/18
  • "Crazy Siri Hack Brings Voice Commands to Google Maps, Spotify" Time 4/18
  • "Have Apple's maps found the Loch Ness Monster? Satellite image reveals mysterious shape lurking in the Scottish Highlands"  Daily Mail (UK) 4/18
  • "RadioShack Is Now Offering The iPhone 5s From $99" AppAdvice 4/18
  • "You can now get the iPhone 5s for just $99 on contract" BGR 4/18
  • "Apple's former UI wizard applies his magic touch to a deck of cards" iDownload Blog 4/18
Non-Apple News
  • "Healthcare.gov Users Urged to Change Passwords Over Heartbleed Fears" Time 8:32 PM
  • "Report: Amidst layoffs, Nike to kill production of FuelBand" Ars Technica 5:05 PM
  • "No activity detected: Nike to abandon wearable hardware" Macworld UK 5:05 PM
  • "Nike Denies FuelBand Shutdown, but Layoffs Could Reveal New Cracks in Wearables Market" Re/code 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Patent Reveals a Highly Advanced Touchless Input System for Future Mobile Devices & Beyond" Patent Bolt 4/18
  • "Microsoft Thanks Players for Reporting Xbox One Issues in Update Preview: Your feedback helped fix Xbox One." IGN 4/18
  • "Tablets are killing consoles in the video streaming market" BGR 4/18
  • "HTC scores a major coup against Samsung, hires the man behind its killer ad campaigns" BGR 4/18
  • "The Heartbleed Bug Is Mostly Fixed, but Not Entirely" Re/code 4/18
  • "Google accused of being selfish and playing favourites over Heartbleed security bug disclosure" Melbourne Age 4/18
Publications/Podcasts
  • "NAB – ReplayXD Delivers High Performance, Small Action Cameras" MacVoices 4:45 PM
  • "NAB -Red Giant Starts A Community Based On Their Video Plugins" MacVoices 10:23 AM
  • "The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 18, 2014" TUAW 4/18
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 151 - Kepa Gets Banned From Everything" Touch Arcade 4/18
  • "Secret Trade: How One Man Got An iPad Air Weeks Before Apple Announced It [CultCast] Cult of Mac 4/18
  • "The Committed Podcast Talks Tips (and More)" Kirkville 4/18
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 6 renders based on recent case leaks show off rumored edge-to-edge screen" 9to5Mac 4/18
  • "Impressive iPhone 6 Concept Based On Recent News Hits The Web" AppAdvice 4/18
  • "Alleged iPad Air 2 Front Panel with Integrated Display Shown in New Photos" MacRumors 4/18
  • "Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad" The Register 4/18
  • "Watch Utility appears on another iOS 8 leak while FaceTime goes down for iOS 6 users" phoneArena 4/18
  • "Leaked pic seemingly shows iOS 8 running on an iPhone 5s" BGR 4/18
  • "Traffic from Apple's unannounced iOS 8, OS X 10.10 remains steady ahead of WWDC 2014" AppleInsider 4/18
  • "FaceTime for iOS 6 not working, some users report" CNET 4/18
  • "FaceTime outage reported by iOS 6 users" SlashGear 4/18
  • "Apple Tries To Patent Android's Gestural Unlocking System" Cult of Android 4/18
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Ski Jumping Pro For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12:46 PM
  • "Tic-Tac-Lock: Hide Pics, Vids, Docs In TicTacToe Game For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 12:47 PM
  • "Delight -Quick Photo Editor For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12:47 PM
  • "Lub vs Dub For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/18
  • "Cops N Robbers -Mine Mini Game With Survival Multiplayer For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/18
  • "Summoner Wars For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/18
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/18
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/18
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/18
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 18 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 4/18

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Why the low end MacBook Pro is the best family computer (and a humiliating blunder)" Gordon's Tech 7:28 PM
  • "Review: Is Google Chromecast worth its low price?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 4/18
  • "Belkin FastFit Keyboard Case for iPad mini: Small Type" Wired 4/18
  • "Pelican ProGear Voyager iPhone 5/5s case: Solid protection at a reasonable price" TUAW 4/18
  • "Review: Booqpad for iPad Air/Is Booq's mix of the paper and tablet worlds worth a try?" MacNN 4/18
  • "Review: Rokform Fuzion+ for iPhone 5/5s" iLounge 4/18
  • "Tavik's Zippered Folio Case for iPad Air is Built for Travel" The Mac Observer 4/18
  • "Review: Harman Kardan GLA-55 speakers look, sound good (but cost a grand)" Apple Daily Report 4/18
  • "Diablo III: Reaper of Souls review: Expansion to popular adventure game checks all of the boxes on your wishlist" Macworld 4/18
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "auki for iPhone review: iOS 7 quick reply the way Apple should do it" iMore 7:21 AM
  • "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 4/18
  • "Cortana vs. Siri: Battle of the Virtual Assistants" Mashable 4/18
  • "Sketch 3 makes a great design tool even better" TUAW 4/18
  • "Hands-on with Flickr 3.0, with new features that make Flickr cool again" TechHive 4/18
  • "Best payment and wallet apps for iPhone: Square Wallet, PayPal, Passbook, and more!" iMore 4/18
  • "Yet Another Notes App, Todo App, Lists App For Mac, iPhone, And iPad" NoodleMac 4/18
  • "Union lets you stack, blend, and superimpose images together for great effects" iDownload Blog 4/18
  • "You Should Play: Monument Valley" TechHive 4/18
  • "'iOOTP Baseball 2014" Review - Root Root Root for the Home Team" Touch Arcade 4/18
  • "Wow Your Friends And Enemies In Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft [Review] Cult of Mac 4/18
  • "Appidemic: Aspects for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad" TechnologyTell 4/18
  • "Best iOS apps this week" BetaNews 4/18
  • "Sparkle Unleashed Review: It's a concept we've seen before, but Sparkle Unleashed is a solidly enjoyable orb shooting game." 148Apps 4/18
  • "Union Review: Create some stylish imagery with this layers focused photography app." 148Apps 4/18
  • "Trials Frontier Review: Trials Frontier finally brings the famed stunt racing franchise to mobile, but how much does its free-to-play nature affect the game?" 148Apps 4/18
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Install New Fonts On iPhone And iPad Without Jailbreaking" Redmond Pie 9:00 AM
  • "How to turn a dead iPod into an upgraded budget music player" TUAW 4/18
  • "How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail" CNET 4/18
  • "iPhone 101: Add a useful message or contact information to your lock screen" TUAW 4/18
Tips
  • "Yet Another 25 Tips for Mastering iPhone Photography" The Mac Observer 6:49 PM
  • "Ask Walt: FaceTime and iMessage vs. Hangouts" Re/code 4/18
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Analysts: Apple sold between 3.7 million and 4.8 million Macs last quarter" AppleDailyReport 7:19 PM
  • "40 Steve Jobs Quotes: Freaky, Fun, Inspiring, Rude Words of Wisdom" Tapscape 6:14 PM
  • "Why Apple Will Thrive With Ive at the Software Design Helm"  The Motley Fool 7:28 AM
  • "A Wearable Device for Meditators" Kirkville 7:07 AM
  • "Artist Captures Spontaneity in Everyday Objects With an iPhone" Mashable 9:54 AM
  • "Nike has reportedly fired most of its FuelBand team and is getting out of the hardware business" Gigaom 4/18
  • "Nike Fires Majority of FuelBand Team, Plans to Stop Making Wearables" MacRumors 4/18
  • "Nike to reportedly exit wearables market, fires bulk of FuelBand team" AppleInsider 4/18
  • "Nike rumored to be axing Fuelband hardware division" iMore 4/18
  • "Six ways Apple can fix what's 'broken' about the iPhone: An iPhone 6 announcement is imminent. Here's what I want from Apple's next handset." CNET 4/18
  • "Online Privacy: Track Which Apps Access Your Personal Information" The Mac Observer 4/18
  • "Employees File Request to Include Steve Jobs Evidence in Anti-Poaching Lawsuit" MacRumors 4/18
  • "Mac Pro shipping delays won't sink Apple profits" Macworld 4/18
  • "The case of the iPhone case I couldn't get off!" iMore 4/18
  • "Commentary: Foxconn relies too heavily on Apple" DigiTimes 4/18
  • "Is Wall Street Wrong About The iPad Stalling?" Cult of Mac 4/18
  • "Cassandra: iBeacon Potential -Kirk Bowe on Dynamic Museum Guides" eXtensions 4/18
  • "What Google Has That Apple Does Not" Mac 360 4/18
Non-Apple
  • "'Hardware is Very Hard': Why Wearables Aren't Working (Yet?)" Re/code 9:56 PM
  • "Here's How Mobile Phones Worked in 1959" Re/code 9:08 AM
  • "Taking e-mail back, part 4: The finale, with webmail & everything after" Ars Technica 8:09 AM
  • "Is Microsoft Locking OneDrive Users Out of Their Accounts?" PC Magazine 4/18
  • "Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone" The Verge 4/18
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Exclusive: Proof that Apple Will Be Releasing an iWatch" Kirkville 7:06 AM
  • "Food fight! New Apple emails reveal root of ad agency problem" Scoopertino 4/18
  • "Comic: IMAP incantations" Macworld 4/18
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Trash Flow - Play With Your Garbage" prMac 9:47 AM
  • "Facebook Paper app updated with event notifications, photo comments" Digital Spy 7:29 AM
  • "Beats Music offers a new way to pay with in-app purchases" iMore 7:26 AM
  • "Time Gap HD 2.0 - New Hidden Object Game Journeys to the Brink of Time" prMac 7:21 AM
  • "Funny Animals App - Learning and Spatial Reasoning Practice For Kids" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Customize Your Music Library and Playlist with Stylish Music+ 2.0" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Seen @ Macworld: Grip&Shoot Bluetooth iPhone Camera Controller" TechnologyTell 4/18
  • "Blizzard's free Hearthstone card game conquers the iPad" BGR 4/18
  • "Hearthstone Is Our iOS Game Of The Week [Editor's Pick] Cult of Mac 4/18
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Unpossible'" Touch Arcade 4/18
  • "Turn your Instagrams into a business: Snapwire, a new mobile stock photo website, opens to public" Gigaom 4/18
  • "8 Solid iOS Superhero Games" Mac|Life 4/18
  • "Top ten games you can only play on iOS right now!" iMore 4/18
  • "Chase Mobile finally gets an update for iOS 7" iMore 4/18
  • "Apple Adds Golf Channel To iTunes" RazorianFly 4/18
  • "NAB – CalDigit Delivers New Two New Thunderbolt RAID 5 Solutions" MacVoices 4/18
  • "NAB – Josh Apter Updates Us on The Padcaster and Padcaster Mini" MacVoices 4/18
  • "Dropbox gets Deeper into Photo Management with Loom Purchase" The Mac Observer 4/18
  • "Kickstarter Watch: iXtreme 2.0 for iPhone" Tapscape 4/18
  • "Gameloft's 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 4/18
  • "Photos+ Gets Acquired And Updated To Add Dropbox Support" AppAdvice 4/18
  • "Casual iOS Platformer 'Kid Tripp' Sheds Price, Now With Widescreen Support On iPhone 5." RazorianFly 4/18
  • "FAUSTarts Releases Flappy Horse Version 2.0" prMac 4/18
  • "Practice Math in Spanish or English with theGames: Kindergarten Math" prMac 4/18
  • "PicoToons Coloring Book for iPad - New Coloring App for Kids Ages 3-9" prMac 4/18
  • "Firstpixel releases Free Soccer Virtual Cup 2.0 for iPhone/iPad" prMac 4/18
  • "Bxtel Releases iPhone Tinnitus App" prMac 4/18
  • "White Siberia 1.0 - The Adventures of Naomi and the Pilot iOS Collection" prMac 4/18
  • "Falling Bird Flapping Downwards" prMac 4/18
  • "Phase4 Mobile Announces Release of SleepSounds HQ 1.0 for Faster Sleep" prMac 4/18
  • "Pic Palette 1.0 - Authentic Pic to Painting app released for iOS" prMac 4/18
  • "Kids Go Medieval With Sticker Play: Knights, Dragons and Castles for iOS" prMac 4/18
  • "Tellini Releases Pathle 1.0 for iPhone and iPad" prMac 4/18
  • "FlatTire for iOS: Get your bike fixed on the spot anywhere in Amsterdam" prMac 4/18
  • "Facebook 9.0 Released for iOS" iClarified 4/18
  • "Facebook for iPhone updated to version 9.0, allows replying to comments on certain pages and more" 9to5Mac 4/18
Computer Industry
  • "Intel launched embedded Haswell processors" CPU World 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft to open $1.1 billion 'Project Alluvion' data center in Iowa" GeekWire 8:27 PM
  • "Microsoft takes Iowa from corn to .com: Fiber, low-cost power has Microsoft building nearly 1.5M square-feet of data center space" Computerworld 7:20 PM
  • "Updated: State approves incentives for $1.1 billion Microsoft data center in West Des Moines" Des Moines Register 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft App Developers Can Respond to Your Reviews" Tom's Hardware 7:47 AM
  • "HP gains against Cisco in Ethernet switch survey, Huawei not in top 6: Infonetics" Infotech Lead 7:42 AM
  • "HP Innovations launch – some stylish business kit" iTWire 7:43 AM
  • "Experience More with the HP 'Easter EggCellent Promotion' | Attend their Mall Activations & Demo Days!" Bella Naija 7:42 AM
  • "Satya Nadella needs more than one trick to fix Microsoft" Fortune 4/18
  • "Microsoft tells small businesses and consumers who love XP: Get lost" Computerworld Blogs 4/18
  • "Windows' new normal shows software-as-a-service ambitions: But the more Microsoft pushes change, the more enterprises will resist" Computerworld 4/18
  • "Quantum-Dot Windows Harvest Solar Energy" EE Times 4/18
  • "Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia handset division will close in April" Neowin 4/18
  • "Investors Are Leaving Apple For Microsoft. Should You?" TheStreet 4/18
  • "IE6: Retired but not dead yet/Microsoft fails to eradicate 2001 browser" Computerworld 4/18
  • "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 4/18
  • "IBM extends mainframe solutions" IT Web 4/18
  • "Stabilizing PC Market And Potential In Mobile Make Intel A Strong Buy" Seeking Alpha 4/18
  • "Intel's Bay Trail NUC is fanless" TG Daily 4/18
  • "This 'Old Guard' Tech Stock Keeps Surprising On The Upside" Nasdaq 4/18
  • "AMD CEO aims to be profitable in 2014 despite an up to 10% drop in PC market" VentureBeat 4/18
  • "AMD's plan to get back into the black? Fix the internal IT culture, and fast" ZDNet 4/18
  • "AMD steers clear of sub-$100 tablet market: AMD says Intel's contra-revenue tablet maker subsidy program is 'foreign' to the company" IDG News Service 4/18
  • "Does AMD have what it takes to make a recovery?" ZDNet 4/18
  • "Advanced Micro Devices' CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" Seeking Alpha 4/18
  • "Cisco's results reveal its struggles in the emerging markets" Market Realist 4/18
  • "OpenStack Icehouse: The cloud just got that much cooler" SiliconANGLE 4/18
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