Apple

Wed
23
Oct
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Apple Unveils Most Powerful Mac Computer Yet

Apple unveiled a slew of new products on Tuesday, including a lightweight iPad Air and an iPad Mini featuring a high-definition display. But the real star of the show may have been the Mac Pro, which boasts some very impressive hardware. It's been ... rumored for weeks that Apple's October 22 press event would feature a number of new and updated products. And the Cupertino, California-based firm didn't disappoint. Apple Unveils Ultra-Thin, Ultra-Light 'iPad Air' One of the most exciting new products is the iPad Air, which Apple says is 20 per cent thinner and 28 per cent lighter than the fourth- ... (view more)

Tue
15
Oct
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Apple's iPhone 5S Suffers 'Blue Screen of Death'

Thought the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death" (BSoD) only affected Windows computers? Not quite. According to reports, Apple's newest version of the iPhone, the iPhone 5S , can also suffer BSoD. The Blue Screen of Death is an error screen that appears ... after a system crash. On Windows-based computers the BSoD appears when a system encounters an error from which it cannot recover. In most cases, the only way to reclaim control of the system is to initiate a hard reboot. That often results in the loss of any unsaved data and a whole lot of cursing by the user. No Single Explanation for iPhone ... (view more)

Fri
27
Sep
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Apple Maps Directs Users Onto Airport Taxiway

About a year ago Apple launched its very own mapping service for the iPhone 5, which at the time had only recently launched. The service was, in our words, "hilariously awful" , and led users on wild goose chases that often ended horribly for all ... involved. Now, a full year later, we're presented with yet another shocking Apple Maps story. This time the case is based way up in Alaska, where drivers using the service were directed onto an airport taxiway -- yes, that's the area used to move airplanes from their hangars to take-off positions. Apple Maps Users Ignore Warning Signs A recent report ... (view more)

Mon
23
Sep
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Steve Jobs' 1983 Time Capsule Recovered

The National Geographic Channel has unearthed a time capsule buried by late Apple chairman and co-founder Steve Jobs thirty years ago. The time capsule was buried in Aspen, Colorado, in 1983, shortly after Jobs attended the International Design ... Conference being held in that city. Organizers called the device the Aspen Time Tube and contributed items like Rubik's cubes and some iconic music, including a Moody Blues recording. Steve Jobs' Own 'Lisa' Mouse Buried for Thirty Years Jobs added his own items to the capsule, including the 'Lisa' (also known as an 'Apple') mouse he used for his ... (view more)

Tue
20
Aug
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Steve Wozniak Shreds New 'Jobs' Movie

Steve Wozniak, the man who founded Apple along with the late Steve Jobs, is not a fan of the new film 'Jobs'. Wozniak suggested the movie, which stars Ashton Kutcher, is misleading. Wozniak recently took to tech blog Gizmodo to rant about the movie, ... which debuted last week. "I suspect a lot of what was wrong with the film came from Ashton's own image of Jobs," Wozniak said. Wozniak's main concern appears to be that Kutcher -- who made a name for himself on Fox's "That 70s Show" and MTV's "Punk'd" -- failed to capture the essence of Steve Jobs' real-life personality. Wozniak Working On ... (view more)

Wed
17
Jul
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Police Investigating Suspicious iPhone Death

Apple says it will fully cooperate with police investigating the suspicious death of an iPhone 5 user. The Chinese woman is believed to have been electrocuted, with the phone charger at the center of the investigation. Ma Ailun of the northwestern ... Chinese region Xingiang recently died while picking up her iPhone as it was being charged. Reports are split as to whether she was making or answering a call. It's reported the deceased had just got out of the bath before using the phone. If she was still wet, that may have affected the danger of electrocution. For some time experts have debated the ... (view more)

Wed
10
Jul
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Apple Releases Free Stuff on App Store Anniversary

It's been five years since Apple launched its popular App Store. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the Cupertino, California-based firm is giving away free applications and games. Apple's App Store originally launched in 2008 (shortly after the ... release of the iPhone) with roughly five hundred different applications. Today, the App Store is approaching one million apps. Earlier this week Apple unveiled a new section of its App Store displaying five free apps and five free games for the iPhone and the iPad tablet computer. (Source: latimes.com ) Typically each of these apps / games costs a ... (view more)

Fri
07
Jun
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US Federal Agency Bans Apple iPhones, iPads

The long-running patent dispute between Apple and Samsung took a surprise turn this week when a U.S. federal agency banned earlier models of the iPhone and iPad. However, an appeal court or the White House could block the ban. The order doesn't come ... from a court, but rather the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), a semi-independent federal agency with some legal powers. The ITC's job is to advise the government on trade issues. However, it does have some power to make rulings on unfair trade practices, such as alleged violations of trademarks and patents. This week, the ITC ... (view more)

Wed
01
May
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Apple iPad Tops Tablet Customer Satisfaction Survey

A new study by J.D. Power finds that Apple iPad owners are very satisfied with their purchase. In fact, for the second year in a row iPad owners were more satisfied with their buy than purchasers of other tablet devices. J.D. Power's report, which ... is called the "2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study," asked just under 2,000 tablet users to score their devices. Apple iPad Performs Well in Every Category Tablet users rated their devices using five different categories, including: Performance Ease of operation Styling and design Features Cost The Apple iPad , which scored high in every one of ... (view more)

Wed
24
Apr
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Apple Collecting, Storing Customer Data for 18 Months

Apple has admitted to retaining private personal data collected by services Siri and Dictation for a period of 18 months. The disclosure came after one civil liberties group complained that Apple is not doing enough to inform its customers of their ... privacy rights. In response, Apple has revealed the kind of customer information that is collected and stored. In a recent interview, Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller explained how her company performs their data collection. Siri (available on iOS devices) and Dictation (available on both iOS and OS X devices) send speech-to-text messages wirelessly ... (view more)

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