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Friday Highlights: Negotiations with Sony Music over royalties apparently the problem stalling Apple's launch of iRadio streaming service; Sterling Wong at Minyanville is of the belief that "Apple's next trump card is mobile payments" not an Apple TV, or an iWatch; and Megan Willett at Business Insider calls for Apple to abandon the rumored iWatch for the simple reason that "the classic wristwatch will never die"; Bloomberg reporter called on the carpet for putting words in Pegatron CEO's mouth that Apple's iPad mini sales declining; Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple will face lower profit margins by introducing a cheaper iPhone, but stresses word of 30% decline is overblown; Mark Hibben argues that Apple has huge opportunity in 4K TV akin to the successful iPod in which the combo of hardware/software/services made the iPod a success; Microsoft apparently urging Apple to make a compatible version of iTunes for Windows 8, but Jonny Evans suggests a trade: iTunes 8 for Office on iOS; Macworld has suggestions for when OS X's TextEdit app refuses to save your work; Pixelmator 2.2 is a Photoshop replacement, reviews Dennis Sellers; Mactuts+ shows how to create an AppleScript which lets you "switch between multiple iTunes accounts"; IT.Enquirer reviews Pacifist, an app which lets you drill into and extract file info; do you Automator? Macworld thinks you should know at least 5 workflows; Strategy Analytics releases stats that Apple leads the party in Tablet apps processor revenue, shares lead on the smartphone side with Samsung and Qualcomm; meanwhile, ZDNet says Android "crushing Apple and Microsoft in the mobile device market" to the tune of 59.5% of shipments compared to a paltry 19.3% from Apple; law enforcement has apparently deluged Apple with requests to decrypt iPhones, which Apple will do, but the waiting list is long; so the story goes like this: a 14 year old girl "discovered" Apple's smart covers can interfere with defibrillators, but the problem is, Apple already stated the fact; Macworld puts RAM upgrades to the test to show you "ramifications", meaning should you upgrade, or not?; Bare Feats tests out new GPUs on Mac Pros; Terry White reviews Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock; Tim Bajarin breaks down the real threat Samsung poses to Apple.

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"Dear Apple: We Don't Want A Smart Watch Because The Classic Wrist Watch Will Never Die" Business Insider 11:03 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Tablet Apps Processor Revenue Jumped 83 Percent in 2012/Apple Maintains Lead"?PRNewswire?8:13 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Smartphone Apps Processor Revenue Soared 60 Percent in 2012/Apple, Qualcomm and Samsung Dominated"?PRNewswire?8:13 AM
  • "Google's Android on 59.5% of all 'smart mobile devices' shipped in Q1, Apple at 19.3%"?AppleInsider?8:04 AM
  • "Apple reclaims top 5 ranking in China's smartphone market"?ZDNet?7:52 AM
  • "Apple supplier hiring 40,000 'to build new iPhone': Pegatron, an Apple supplier, has said it will boost its 100,000 workforce by 40 per cent later this year, sparking speculation it is preparing to build the next iPhone"?Telegraph?7:53 AM
  • "Messaging App Line's Virtual Currency For Sticker Gifting Falls Foul Of Apple's App Store Rules"?TechCrunch?7:53 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Security Measures Prompt Queue Of Unlock Requests From Law Enforcement"?TechCrunch?8:17 AM
  • "Apple will reportedly unlock your iPhone for police, but there's a wait list"?Ars Technica?11:40 AM
  • "iOS 7 sees usage in San Francisco and Cupertino despite not existing"?Stabley Times?7:36 AM
  • "AT&T's new Aio Wireless offers iPhone 5 with unlimited data ? for $649"?Stabley Times?7:30 AM
  • "PayPal Says It's Time to Ditch Passwords and PINs, and Apple may lead the way with iPhone 6"?CIO?7:46 AM
  • "Apple's two-step verification for Apple IDs rolling out to Canada and additional countries"?9 to 5 Mac?9:00 AM
  • "New bill introduced that legalizes cellphone unlocking and more"?iDownload Blog?8:00 AM
  • "Apple iPads could be bad for your heart"?TG Daily?7:45 AM
  • "Your iPad Smart Cover Could Switch Off a Pacemaker"?Gizmodo?7:43 AM
  • "Magnets are bad for some heart devices, and that includes those on the iPad"?iMore?8:07 AM
  • "Apple I to be sold in auction of historic computers"?ZDNet?7:52 AM
  • "Not now, Apple: We've got the Pi-Phone, the smallest mobe network"?The Register?7:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Heads up: CIOs are growing attached to Google Glass"?InfoWorld?9:08 AM
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  • "What Icahn Sees In Dell"?Forbes?11:08 AM
  • "Icahn and Southeastern try to hamstring Mike Dell's buyout bid: 'It Is Not Too Late To Do The Right Thing, Dell Board'"?The Register?11:16 AM
  • "Battle For Dell Intensifies As Icahn, Southeastern Make Rival Offer"?Forbes?8:30 AM
  • "Icahn, Southeastern's Letter to Dell"?WSJ Blogs?9:30 AM
  • "Icahn, Southeastern, Shift Dell Takeover Goal Posts"?TheStreet?8:55 AM
  • "Icahn, Southeastern propose alternative to Dell buyout"?Reuters?8:51 AM
  • "Reports: Icahn, Southeastern make alternative bid for Dell"?InfoWorld?8:32 AM
  • "Icahn Offer for Dell Increases Investor Risk"?24/7 Wall St.?8:26 AM
  • "Icahn With Southeastern Challenges Silver Lake's Dell Bid"?Bloomberg?9:35 AM
  • "Michael Dell deal faces further obstacles"?TG Daily?11:14 AM
  • "Dell rises slightly on Icahn, Southeastern bid: Group threatens proxy battle if Dell board rejects alternative proposal"?MarketWatch?9:30 AM
  • "HP Hit By Fresh Lawsuit Over Troubled Autonomy Deal"?TechWeekEurope?9:17 AM
  • "HP chief: Cyber security pandemic will only get worse"?V3?9:17 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble in talks with Microsoft to sell Nook unit"?Bloomberg?9:21 AM
  • "Book News: Microsoft Rumored To Be Interested In Buying Nook"?NPR?9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Bidding for Barnes and Noble's Nook?"?ABCNews?9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft, surrounded, wants Nook for the content"?CBS News?9:07 AM
  • "Windows 8 Now Installed on 5% of Computers Worldwide"?Softpedia?9:05 AM
  • "No iTunes for Windows 8 devices anytime soon"?CNET News?9:02 AM
  • "The Windows 'Blue' burden: Saving the PC itself"?InfoWorld?8:32 AM
  • "Don't believe the myths about Windows 8.1 'Blue'"?InfoWorld?11:11 AM
  • "Windows 8: forget 100m licences 'sold', here's how many PCs are running it/Microsoft's announcement that 100m Windows 8 licences have been 'sold' disguises how many PCs are actually running it. The answer: a lot less than that suggests"?The Guardian?8:42 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 / Blue Developer Preview Build 9391 Out for Testing ? Rumor"?Softpedia?9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft issues emergency 'fix-it' for browser flaw"?FOXNews?9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft details Patch Tuesday Internet Explorer fixes"?IT PRO?9:03 AM
  • "It's Larry's world, we only live in it"?GigaOM?11:09 AM
  • "Intel Vs. Intel: Its Atom CPUs Get Better... And Threaten Its Cash Cow"?ReadWrite?9:19 AM
  • "Intel CEO's legacy: PC glory, smartphone grief"?PCWorld?8:35 AM
  • "Israelis want Stephen Hawking to boycott Intel"?The Inquirer?8:38 AM
  • "Intel's New Atom Represents 'Thermonuclear War' On Samsung"?Seeking Alpha?8:48 AM
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