'Macsimum Recommended Reading' for Feb. 19
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"Apple drops 20-inch Cinema display, 30-inch may follow: Apple on Thursday discontinued its legacy 20-inch Cinema Display, reducing its external display offerings to just two options: it's new LED-lit 24-inch model for notebooks and its legacy 30-inch display for desktops." -- AppleInsider

"Apple Stumbles on Price Pressure: As Consumers Spend Cautiously, Monthly Unit Sales Are Dealt Setback: The data suggest that Apple's premium pricing, which helped boost revenue when demand was strong, may be hurting the company now that consumers are being more careful about their spending amid the recession." -- Wall Street Journal

"Apple still tops for customer satisfaction: Once again, Apple has come out on top in a customer satisfaction survey, leaving other big brands in the dust. The same research company also has some interesting findings about consumer purchasing plans." -- ITWire

"iPhone can't take all the credit for mobile data boom: The boom in mobile data consumption is not just down to the likes of high-end devices like the iPhone - "state of the art" mobile browsers should get credit too, according to Google." -- Silicon

"Phone Giants Succumb to Apple Envy: Suffering a crisis of confidence, the industry's leaders rush to mimic features popularized by one of the space's smallest new entrants." -- Reuters

"How Japanese Newspapers are Trying to Save Themselves/Hint: They're Using iPhone Apps" -- ReadWriteWeb

"iPhone internal Bluetooth adapter communicates with Mac: A team at ETH Zurich has established a duplex connection between the iPhone and a Mac mini using Bluetooth. This shows incredible progress and could create a new way for desktop applications to communicate with iPhone-based applications for data sync, for remote control, and more." -- Ars Technica

"Apple Airs 'More Fun' iPod touch Ad: "Apple added yet another iPod touch commercial to its arsenal this week when it began airing More Fun. Like other recent iPod touch ads, it touts the touch-interface iPod as a gaming platform. The commercial is also available at the Apple Web site in QuickTime format." -- MacObserver

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