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Apple Teases Microsoft with Leopard Easter Egg (Wired.com)

If this picture is real (and we have no reason to think otherwise) then it looks like Apple has taken a little dig at Microsoft. Posted by Guillaume Carbonneau, the screenshot is taken on a developer friend’s Mac, running the beta build of OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Before the bell 6-25-07: CVX, GE, JNY, WAG … (Blogging Stocks)

Filed under: Before the bell , Earnings reports , Analyst upgrades and downgrades , Google (GOOG) , Apple Inc (AAPL) , General Electric (GE) , Wal-Mart (WMT) , Walgreen Co (WAG) , Target Corp. (TGT) , Chevron Corp (CVX) , Honeywell Intl (HON) , United Technologies (UTX) , Jones Apparel Group (JNY) Main market news here . Jones Apparel Group Inc. (NYSE: JNY ) announced at the close on Friday that it is selling its it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Barneys New York to an affiliate of Dubai-based investment firm Istithmar for $825 million, double what it paid for the chain in December 2004. JNY already closed up 1.5% on Friday in anticipation of the announcement. Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX ) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Banc of America Securities, on its deepwater growth strategy. The broker also said Chevron is the prime beneficiary of the favorable crude pricing. As of 7:34 am, the stock ticked up 0.1%. That’s it, we’re in the final stretch. Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL ) iPhone will be released Friday, in five days. Consumers and the industry await the “revolutionary” phone , and every shareholder hopes it doesn’t disappoint. TheStreet.com’s Scott Moritz did the math: With 1,962 Apple and AT&T (NYSE: T ) stores and the rumored 200 phones per store, Apple could potentially sell 392,000 iPhones, which at $550 (averaging the more expensive $599 and the less expensive $499), Apple might take in $216 million in revenue on the evening of June 29 . Not including online sales. Following the Paris AirShow where the aerospace industry showed strength , Deutsche Bank raised the price targets of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE ) to $44 from $43, United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX ) to $79 from $77 and Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON ) $59 from $57. Meanwhile, GE’s Universal “Evan Almighty,” had what some called a solid debut with $32.1 million ticket sales over the weekend, while others called it a disappointing one, especially since it was less than half the $68 million opening of its “Bruce Almighty,” not to mention being the most expensive comedy ever made at a cost of $175 million. Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG ) reported fiscal third-quarter results this morning. The company reported earnings of 56 cents per share, beating Wall Street estimate, which according to Thomson Financial were 54 cents per share. Sales growth also matched expectations. This despite Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) offering drugs at deep discount. Same-store sales grew 7.8%. Shares are up 1.2% in pre-market trading (8:10 am). JMP Securities upped Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOG ) target price from $580 to $625. Permalink | Email this | Comments

THE NEXT GENERATION / Apple’s iPhone will change the very nature of mobile communications with its dazzling design and interface (San Fransisco Chronicle)

Call it the iPhone effect. That’s what you get when you throw a potentially game-changing device from an innovative pioneer into an established but still evolving industry. Apple’s uber-phone, a media and Internet device that goes on sale Friday, has…

iPhone Recipes (101 Cookbooks)

Over the past few years I’ve just-said-no to the Blackberry. Shirked the Sidekick, and resisted the Treo, all in patient anticipation that Apple might eventually release something like this – the iPhone. The day when I can actually browse this website from my cellphone is finally near. I’ll be able to load ingredient lists while strolling the aisles of my favorite markets. I’ll be able to tap the 101 Cookbooks recipe archives for inspiration from my car (parked, of course) on the fly. Apple Computer is releasing the long-anticipated iPhone later this week, and while I’m going to draw the line at camping out overnight at the store – somehow I’m going to get my hands on one. I’m an Apple loyalist. My dad bought me my first Apple when I was a freshman in college, it was a IIcx with 8MB RAM and an 80MB hard drive. I loved it and spent endless hours with it learning how to produce graphics, telnet chatting with friends, writing HTML, and building web pages. Bless that machine, I couldn’t open more than one or two aps at once, but it sure helped me learn many of the skills I still use every day. I’ve had many a Macintosh, (and even a Newton!) since then. I asked Wayne if he would help me produce an iPhone-friendly version of 101 Cookbooks. Primarily because I wanted (and will use) it – he was nice enough to oblige. I suspect some of you might eventually find it useful as well, hope so. So, voila! All the recipes you’ve seen over the years on 101 Cookbooks are now formatted to be searched, browsed and viewed on the iPhone. I’ll build a little iPhone icon into the nav bar sometime this week, but for now you can get the iPhone recipes here , it’s the best starting point. Think of it as an iPhone recipe startpage. The ten most recent iPhone recipes are listed here. And you can navigate your favorite recipe categories here . Enjoy~ (Click through to site to see recipe)

Plaxo turns address books into Web social networks (Reuters)

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Plaxo, which makes software for PC users to keep address books up-to-date, said on Sunday it is helping millions of members open up their online datebooks to build social networks like MySpace or Facebook.