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Weekend Highlights: 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; FCC voted in favor of Net Neutrality this week, PC Magazine's Michael Miller has cautionary words on the matter; and Jason Abbruzzese says the debate is far from settled; Re/code on what changes with the ruling; RIP, Leonard Nimoy/Spock.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's New Job: Selling a Smartwatch to an Uninterested Public"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:56 AM
  • "The Apple Watch Mystery Won't Be Solved March 9" TechNewsWorld 7:14 AM
  • "Sources: Apple's 2015 'iPhone 6s' models to gain Force Touch but no dual-camera system"  AppleInsider 11:08 AM
  • "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 7:08 AM
  • "Apple-IBM partnership is more than a simple hardware distribution deal" SiliconANGLE 7:48 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook takes hardline stance against consumer data sharing, government snooping and terrorism" AppleInsider 7:01 AM
  • "Tim Cook says terrorism should not scare people into giving up their privacy" 9to5Mac 7:46 AM
  • "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 1:43 PM
  • "Tim Cook says data privacy is a basic human right" iMore 9:04 AM
  • "Tim Cook Thinks Apple Watch Will Make Car Keys Obsolete" HotHardware 7:19 PM
  • "Mega Patent Dump! Ericsson, Smartflash blitz Apple: iPhone, iPad menaced by sales block/We present all the contested patents" The Register 4:58 PM
  • "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 7:03 AM
  • "Terrorists should be 'eliminated', says Apple's Tim Cook/Exclusive interview: Apple's chief executive Tim Cook explains to Allister Heath why the threat of terrorism should not scaremonger citizens into giving up their privacy" Telegraph 2/27
  • "Apple's Tim Cook takes hardline stance against consumer data sharing, government snooping and terrorism" AppleInsider 2/27
  • "Apple alone is worth half the dot-com bubble: Apple is a one-stock mania that's reaching proportions approaching the entire dot-com bubble – at its peak."  USA Today 2/27
  • "Ericsson Sues Apple for Patent Infringement: Swedish company says patents relate to critical features in Apple devices"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/27
  • "Ericsson Sues to Block Apple IPhone in U.S. Amid Patent Spat"  Bloomberg 2/27
  • "Ericsson steps up patent dispute with Apple, seeks to block U.S. sales: In a barrage of nine lawsuits filed Thursday, Ericsson alleges that Apple's iPhone and iPad infringe a total of 41 of its patents" IDG News Service 2/27
  • "Apple iPhone import ban sought by suit: Networking giant Ericsson is trying to stop Apple from importing iPhones and iPads to the United States. It's part of a prolonged patent dispute between the two companies that has recently landed in several courts." CNNMoney 2/27
  • "Ericsson sues Apple for telecom patent infringement" Reuters 2/27
  • "Ericsson seeks US iPad, iPhone ban as it sues Apple over patents" Gigaom 2/27
  • "Ericsson Sues Apple Over Patent Licensing, Seeks To Block iPhone And iPad Sales" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "Ericsson joins the queue to sue Apple for patent infringement" ZDNet 2/27
  • "Ericsson sues Apple over patents: Apple just lost a $533 million patent case to Smartflash this week, and now Ericsson is likewise suing the company in a patent dispute." CNET 2/27
  • "Ericsson Sues Apple after Failing to Reach Patent License Agreement" The Mac Observer 2/27
  • "Apple faces second suit from victorious patent firm" ["Smartflash LLC aims to make Apple pay for using the patent licensing firm's technology without permission in devices not be included in the previous case, such as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2. The trial covered older Apple devices."]  Reuters 2/27
  • "Fresh from $532.9M patent win, Smartflash sues Apple again" IDG News Service 2/27
  • "Apple faces second suit from patent owner: Apple is being sued by a company two days after it was told to pay the same firm $533m (£344m) for infringing patents." BBC 2/27
  • "$533 million not enough? Smartflash files new patent lawsuit against Apple" ZDNet 2/27
OS X
News
  • "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 11:15 AM
  • "Apple introduces free, web-only version of iWork for the public" Apple World Today 2/27
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Numbers 3.5 (iWork): Hijacks cursor keys when editing cells" Betalogue 7:13 AM
  • "Yosemite - Spotlight performance problem and other performance issues; ghost network glitch; other notes" MacInTouch 2/27
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Parallels Desktop 10 Review: Parallels 10 makes OS X and Windows play nice, for a price" Digital Trends 9:04 AM
  • "Hands On: Airy (OS X, Windows)" MacNN 9:04 AM
  • "How to quickly find your Mac's Wi-Fi IP address from the menu bar" iDownload Blog 7:30 PM
  • "How To Set Custom Lock / Login Screen Wallpaper On OS X Yosemite" Redmond Pie 5:56 PM
  • "Instantly Add Item to the Mac Dock with a Keyboard Shortcut" OS X Daily 5:41 PM
  • "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
Op/Ed
  • "I miss the future OS X never had" Applepeels 4:39 PM
  • "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 9:13 AM
  • "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 constructing outdoor building next to Yerba Buena, likely demo area for Watch event on March 9th" 9to5Mac 9:13 PM
  • "Apple's White-Shrouded Building Is Back. This Time, Outside Yerba Buena. [Photo] RazorianFly 9:13 PM
  • "Apple shares new Campus 2 aerial shot of construction progress" 9to5Mac 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Posts 'Remembering' Section for Leonard Nimoy" RazorianFly 4:38 PM
  • "Tim Cook Pledges to Continue Growing Operations in Israel This Past Week" Modmyi 7:13 AM
  • "The fabulous life of Sir Jony Ive, the genius behind Apple's design" Business Insider 7:38 AM
  • "Here comes Swatch's defense against the Apple Watch" Quartz 6:07 PM
  • "Shuttle drivers at Apple, other Silicon Valley tech companies vote for Teamsters representation" AppleInsider 7:00 AM
  • "Sprint Plan Offers Unlimited Talk, Text, Data and an iPhone 6 Lease for $65/Month" iClarified 7:10 AM
  • "iPhone Explodes In Man's Pocket Causing Third-Degree Burns [Video] Redmond Pie 9:03 AM
  • "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
  • "Huawei ad mistakenly reveals new Android Wear smartwatch" The Verge 9:41 AM
  • "Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?" BGR 7:06 AM
  • "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
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Podcasting basics part V: mixing, editing and finalizing" iDownload Blog 12:33 PM
  • "Backerjack Podcast Episode 8 covers an Apple Watch competitor: Pebble Time" Apple World Today 11:16 AM
  • "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 8:03 AM
  • "iMore show 446: Spring Forward event expectations!" iMore 7:00 AM
  • "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
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple reportedly planning Force Touch for 2015 'iPhone 6s' lineup" iDownload Blog 11:09 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 6s to Get 'Force Touch' Feature?" iClarified 11:09 AM
  • "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 9:39 AM
  • "ORBB -A Casual, Relaxing, And Challenging Ethereal Space Experience Game For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:39 AM
  • "Crazy Bikers 2 For iPhone/iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:39 AM
  • "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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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The latest Mac mini is low-priced, but doesn't skimp on power" Mashable 6:56 PM
  • "Logitech Keys to Go Review: The ultimate portable bluetooth keyboard" AppleInsider 6:56 PM
  • "Supercharge Your iPhone: Seven More Of The Best iPhone Cases" Forbes 6:54 AM
  • "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
  • "Hands On: VLC 2.4.1 (iOS)" MacNN 12:34 PM
  • "Hands On: Hero Keyboard (iOS)" MacNN 11:08 AM
  • "Hands On: RemindMeAt (iOS)" MacNN 9:45 AM
  • "Hands On: Apples vs Robots (iOS)" MacNN 7:09 AM
  • "Overkill 3 - Is A Third Person Shooter The Charm?" Apple'n'Apps 7:12 AM
  • "Under the Sun - Does The Challenging Puzzler Shine?" Apple'n'Apps 7:12 AM
  • "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
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to fix a broken headphone jack in your iPhone 5c" iMore 11:52 AM
  • "iOS 8 How-to: Set up and Use Find My iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" 9to5Mac 11:07 AM
  • "How to avoid long waits at the Genius Bar before you get there" Gigaom 11:07 AM
  • "How to turn off predictive text in iOS 8" Mashable 7:15 AM
  • "How to Turn Off Sounds in the Facebook iPhone App" GottaBeMobile 6:57 AM
  • "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
Tips
  • "Secret iMessage shortcuts: Ten gestures to speed up your iPhone chat!" iMore 2:13 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "How would you change Siri?" iMore 10:25 AM
  • "I ditched my 16GB iPhone 6 for the 64GB version and I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner" Business Insider 10:13 AM
  • "Dear Devs – Not All Apps Need To Be On The Apple Watch [Opinion] Redmond Pie 9:44 AM
  • "Apple Loop: iOS 9 Available In May, Battery Life Sells Smartphones, iPhone Fights Chinese Clone" Forbes 7:49 AM
  • "6 things to know about Apple Watch ahead of March 9" MarketWatch 7:07 AM
  • "You should buy the iPhone 6 Plus instead of the iPhone 6" Business Insider 7:04 AM
  • "Don't Buy A Smartphone or Smartwatch Right Now" Digital Trends 7:02 AM
  • "Take my advice: Do not take this guy's advice" Macworld 7:01 AM
  • "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 6:54 AM
  • "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
Non-Apple
  • "A Quantum Computer Isn't Nearly As Glamorous As It Sounds" Gizmodo 5:26 PM
  • "Does resolution really matter? Nielsen polling data says it does, but Digital Foundry isn't totally convinced." Eurogamer 7:38 AM
  • "Is Car Tech Causing 'Upgrade Envy'?" PC Magazine 7:30 AM
  • "How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict" The Next Web 7:12 AM
  • "Wireless charging: everything you need to know" Telegraph 7:09 AM
  • "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 7:09 AM
  • "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
Humor/Cartoons
  • "The Best Laid Plans of Cable Retention Specialists..." The PC Weenies [cartoon] 2/27
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "New Ebook! A Practical Guide to Networking and Security in iOS 8" Glenn Fleishman 5:13 PM
  • "Control demons or humans in Hell: Fight for Gilrand" TechnologyTell 1:54 PM
  • "The Swiss Army knife of video apps is back on iPhone" Business Insider 11:08 AM
  • "VPN Unlimited 3.0 Offers Faster and More Secure Internet Surfing" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Drag Race: RUSH - #1 Racing Game In USA Now Available for iOS" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Play Mahjong Around The World and visit exciting Chinatowns" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Disney wants to help developers make games more interactive" Engadget 6:49 AM
  • "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, MLB.com 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
  • "Microsoft's Project Spartan is being armed for assult in the browser wars" ZDNet 1:52 PM
  • "Microsoft Ireland shows $1.4b profit, pays $203 million in corporation tax" Customs Today 7:36 AM
  • "He's baaack: Microsoft's axeman Nadella to give Chinese staff the chop/Two more ex-Nokia factories to close next month" The Register 7:37 AM
  • "Windows 10 for Phones is apparently being tested by 60,000 users" WMPowerUser 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft welcomes weak Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" BetaNews 4:38 PM
  • "5 Acquisitions Microsoft Would Be Crazy Not To Consider" NewsHub 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds New Features With Latest Updates To Its Band Wearable Device" Forbes 5:26 PM
  • "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 11:15 AM
  • "Oracle sues Oregon officials in healthcare website dispute" Tech2 7:45 AM
  • "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 7:46 AM
  • "International Business Machines Corp. Explores Multiple Business Options" WallStreet 7:49 AM
  • "IBM summarizes intend to revamp company for investors" Associated Press 7:49 AM
  • "IBM WebSphere server offers 31% best performance against Oracle WebLogic" InfotechLead 7:45 AM
  • "IBM MobileFirst Gives Organizations Better App Security, Engagement" PaymentWeek 7:49 AM
  • "Lenovo to offer free McAfee LiveSafe security software to users whose laptops were shipped with ..." Bharat Press 7:37 AM
  • "HP CEO Meg Whitman makes the whole company follow the advice in this book" Business Insider 9:03 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest" The Legacy 7:44 AM
  • "AMD's CTO Says Chromebooks Aren't A Good Fit For Its Chips" Digital Trends 7:50 AM
  • "World Telecom Meeting to Focus on Regulation: FCC Chairman Wheeler to deliver keynote address in Barcelona" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:50 AM
  • "Google shows off plans for its futuristic new headquarters" Digital Trends 7:02 AM
  • "5 reasons the FCC might be wrong about net neutrality" Gigaom 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Server 2003 Ends Support in 2015 Bringing Opportunity For Technology Transformation To Companies" WebWire 2/27
  • "How Microsoft Is Changing Apple's New Product Philosophy" Softpedia 2/27
  • "Microsoft to cut 9,000 jobs at Nokia plants in China" ComputerWeekly 2/27
  • "Microsoft To Shed More Jobs In China" UberGizmo 2/27
  • "Microsoft's OneDrive platform can sync settings across multiple devices" The Economic Times 2/27
  • "Windows 10 Set To Offer USB 3.1 Type-C" UberGizmo 2/27
  • "Windows 10 to Offer Native Support for USB 3.1 Type-C" Softpedia 2/27
  • "Microsoft Decided to Kill Internet Explorer Due to the Huge Number of Bugs" Softpedia 2/27
  • "IBM's Strategy Is 'Right,' Wells Fargo Says; Others Less Sure" Benzinga 2/27
  • "Want those IBM iOS apps? You'll need to spend big bucks" InfoWorld 2/27
  • "Whitepaper: Wuxi Lake Cloud – IBM Cloud solution reduces e-commerce service deployment times by as much as 85%" ITProPortal 2/27
  • "IBM InterConnect: New Cloud Tech, Celebs Take the Stage" eWeek 2/27
  • "IBM sets $40bn target for cloud and software sales by 2018" Computing 2/27
  • "IBM Announces Unrealistic Plans as Stock Suffers" 24/7 Wall St. 2/27
  • "IBM Pumps $4 Billion Into Cloud and Mobile Initiatives" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/27
  • "Lenovo to ship Windows 10 PCs without bloatware; offers 6-month free security to Superfish-affected users" BetaNews 2/27
  • "After Superfish scandal, Lenovo vows less bloatware and to be 'leader in cleaner, safer PCs'" VentureBeat 2/27
  • "Lenovo Promises Free McAfee, Clean PCs in Wake of Superfish" eWeek 2/27
  • "Lenovo vows to stop shipping PCs with third-party bloatware after Superfish fiasco" PCWorld 2/27
  • "Lenovo promises less bloatware on its new computers" The Verge 2/27
  • "Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows: Write on the screen with any pen or pencil (hands on)" ZDNet 2/27
  • "Aruba tight-lipped on HP takeover rumours" Chanel Web 2/27
  • "Up and Atom! Intel rebranding its low-cost mobile processors with x3, x5 and x7" BetaNews 2/27
  • "Intel leads the semiconductor market – good news for investors" Market Realist 2/27
  • "What to expect from Intel at MWC 2015" V3 2/27
  • "Intel rebrands Atom line, early 14nm Cherry Trail benchmarks leak" ExtremeTech 2/27
  • "Intel unveils upcoming Atom x3 x5 and x7 processors ahead of MWC" The Inquirer 2/27
  • "Why Intel will benefit from improved NAND Flash Memory space" Maket Realistr 2/27
  • "DirectX 12 will allows the use of Nvidia and AMD GPUs at the same time, rumours claim" MCV 2/27
  • "AMD does not think Chromebooks are worth it" Channel Eye 2/27
  • "Cisco partners are 'puppets', says Juniper channel boss" Channel Web 2/27
  • "Cisco Application Control Engine 4710 Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks" Security Tracker 2/27
  • "Cisco IOS/IOS-XE IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service" Security Tracker 2/27
  • "Cisco Security Manager Input Validation Flaw in Help Page System Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks" Security Tracker 2/27
  • "Cisco IOS Bug in Authentication Proxy May Let Remote Users Bypass Authentication" Security Tracker 2/27
  • "China drops Apple, Cisco from approved state-purchase lists" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 2/27
  • "Oracle sues Oregon officials in healthcare website dispute" Reuters 2/27
  • "Cloud computing busts silos to help the CIO" ZDNet 2/27
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" WSJ.com [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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