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It’s an unsurprising round-up today, with an Apple partner that won’t say “boo,” a win for everybody’s favorite company, and graphics looking better on a higher resolution displays. The remainders for Thursday, March 1, 2012 have nothing up their sleeves.

ARM strategist: ‘We don’t comment on Apple’ (The Verge)

Someone has finally mastered both the first and second rules of Fight Club.

World’s Most Admired Companies (Fortune)

In a shocking upset, Forbes named News Corp the most admired company of the year…no, I’m just kidding. It’s Apple again, as it has been for the last five years running. The company apparently beat out Google for the top spot, making me wonder about the whole “admired” thing. You keep on using that word, Forbes. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Square Gets Approved for New York City Taxicab Pilot (All Things D)

Next time you jump in a New York City taxi, you might find yourself paying your fare by swiping your credit card through a Square reader. Now if only they’d replace those annoying in-seat televisions with Apple TVs and I might actually ride in cabs.

What would Food Run look like on an iPad 3 Retina Display? (Book of the Dev)

Developer Kevin Ng has posted an example of what his game Food Run might look like on an iPad with a Retina display. Hint: Good enough to eat.

Product News:

iMac Graphic FW Update 3.0 - Apple has released a firmware upgrade for iMacs, fixing a graphics issue that could cause an iMac to hang. Free.

Screenium 2.0 - Version 2.0 of Synium's screencast recording app for the Mac adds editing capabilities with support for adding animations, transitions, audio, and text. Also included is a smart zoom feature that lets you zoom to mouse clicks or windows, chapter marks, and direct YouTube-upload. Improved recording offers better performance, Quick Look support has been added, and there are a handful of bug fixes. $30 for a new license until March 15 ($40 after). Upgrades from previous versions are $15, or free if the app was purchased after January 1, 2011.

Hazel 3 - Noodlesoft has revved its file organization utility for Mac to version 3.0. The highlight of the update is an improved engine with features like scheduled actions, nested rules, and better performance. In addition, a new Sync action lets you mirror folders while a new Import to Aperture feature allows you to automatically bring pictures into the pro-level photo app. $25 for a new license, $10 upgrade for existing registered users or free for those who purchased after November 11, 2011.

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