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Bug report hints that a mature build of OS X 10.9 may be ready for WWDC

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From the initial preview to its final release, Mountain Lion took a journey that lasted over five months and saw 269 builds of the update before finally going gold in July of 2012. In fact, it was more than a month after its big WWDC keynote that Apple finally...
Bug report hints that a mature build of OS X 10.9 may be ready for WWDC
MOBILE INSIGHTS: Android Is Beating iOS In U.S. Smartphone Sales

Booting Up: Tax Man Cometh Edition

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Anonymous hacktivists deface Chinese government websites with instructions to get around the firewall [ZDNet] 21 percent of Americans have read an ebook [Pew Internet] Apple is launching a new online store [Apple Insider] Yahoo sued Facebook for ten patents, so Facebook sued Yahoo for ten patents [TechCrunch] HTC wins patent...
Booting Up: Tax Man Cometh Edition

RUMOR: Intel's New Ivy Bridge Processors Will Be Announced April 23 (INTC, AAPL)

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A rumor indicates that Intel's next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will be announced on April 23, reports Apple Insider. This lines up with previous speculation that the processors would be released in late April to begin appearing in computers by April 29. It's going to be very interesting to see if...
RUMOR: Intel's New Ivy Bridge Processors Will Be Announced April 23 (INTC, AAPL)

Apple reaches smartphone patent licensing deal, agrees to pay Japanese company $10 million for rights

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You can't normally read about IP and the mobile industry without coming across two endlessly warring tech companies -- especially when Apple is involved. But today marks a different sort of patent exchange for Cupertino: a cooperative one. Japan-based Access Corporation, a mobile software provider, has agreed to license...
Apple reaches smartphone patent licensing deal, agrees to pay Japanese company $10 million for rights

Don't Hold Your Breath For An Apple TV This Year Or Even Next Year, Says Analyst

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Anyone hoping to get one of Apple's long-awaited new televisions in their home by the end of the year may be out of luck, at least according to one analyst. In an investor note obtained by Apple Insider, JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz says his research "does not indicate any...
Don't Hold Your Breath For An Apple TV This Year Or Even Next Year, Says Analyst

Users Screwed As Google & Apple Spar Over Mobile Maps

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Boy, am I glad I didn't upgrade my iPhone to iOS 6 last week. Apple's new mobile operating system became available just as I was boarding a plane from Philadelphia to San Francisco to attend a conference and explore the city. I figured it would be better to wait on...
Users Screwed As Google & Apple Spar Over Mobile Maps

Cold water poured on report of Apple TV-related media event next month

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A proven Apple insider has just shot down Wednesday morning's report from Jefferies Equity Research suggesting Apple was preparing for a television-related media event next month....
Cold water poured on report of Apple TV-related media event next month

PSA: Passbook supported apps now listed in iOS 6 App Store

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Now that iOS 6 has officially landed, Apple has pulled back the veil revealing the first wave of apps to support its new Passbook feature. The initial group of companies to jump on the bandwagon include: Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Lufthansa, MLB.com At Bat, Sephora to Go, Walgreens and Fandango...
PSA: Passbook supported apps now listed in iOS 6 App Store

Foxconn expanding by 5 factories to bump Apple production

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The folks at Foxconn have announced plans to expand their production of Apple products by five factories soon, each of them in Brazil. These extra factories will allow them to cater to demand for both iPhones and iPads, but mostly the latter, and will be combining to up their annual...
Foxconn expanding by 5 factories to bump Apple production

A Foxconn Recruiter Reveals The iPhone 5 Release Date (AAPL)

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While being Interviewed for a Japanese TV program, a Foxconn recruiter let it slip that the iPhone 5 comes out in June, reports Apple Insider. A woman asked the recruiter recruiter how many new employees the company is aims to hire. "We're looking for 18,000 employees…for the fifth-generation phone,"...
A Foxconn Recruiter Reveals The iPhone 5 Release Date (AAPL)

Size does matter: Apple reportedly working on ‘mini’ connector for next iPhone

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In a “move that will surely send shocks through the iPhone accessory ecosystem,” TechCrunch reported today that Apple plans to switch things up with the next incarnation of the iPhone by using a smaller 19-pin port instead of the existing 30-pin port for connecting accessories and cables. Any way you slice...
Size does matter: Apple reportedly working on ‘mini’ connector for next iPhone

Mobile app news roundup: Nexus 7 sales, iOS Maps patents and games for Windows Phone 8

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Nexus 7 sales near 1 million a month – Asus has revealed that it is selling nearly 1 million Nexus 7 Android tablets a month. Reported first by the Wall Street Journal, Asus revealed the information in its third quarter earnings call, reporting sales have grown steadily, climbing from...
Mobile app news roundup: Nexus 7 sales, iOS Maps patents and games for Windows Phone 8

Apple could sell as many as 40 million iPhones in China next year

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Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty believes Apple will partner up with both China Telecom and China Mobile over the next year, and will eventually make the iPhone available on all three Chinese carriers, reports Apple Insider. The move could bring sales of the popular handset to as many as...
Apple could sell as many as 40 million iPhones in China next year

Marvel Unlimited for iOS appears, brings comics subscriptions to iPhones and iPads for $60 a year

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Fans who follow the goings on in the Marvel universe just got a better way to do so... assuming they own an iOS device. With the debut of the Marvel Unlimited app, iPhone and iPad owners can now access Marvel's full 13,000 issue back catalog for a mere $60...
Marvel Unlimited for iOS appears, brings comics subscriptions to iPhones and iPads for $60 a year

REPORT: Apple Wants To Break The Thinness Barrier With The Next iPhone (AAPL)

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Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for KGI Securities, has issued a report stating that Apple will introduce in-cell touch panels on its next iPhone, reports Apple Insider. This could make the new phone 0.44 millimeters thinner by embedding the touch sensor inside of the display. While the iPhone 4S is 9.3...
REPORT: Apple Wants To Break The Thinness Barrier With The Next iPhone (AAPL)
Apple's Q1 iPhone sales may hit 50 million as iPad sales climb to 24 million

★ Mobile Multitasking

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Daniel Eran Dilger at Apple Insider: Other platforms have enabled multitasking by simply allowing any number of apps to run. This results in a mess for users because it’s up to them to manage which apps are running out of control or needlessly chewing up resources in the background. Android...
★ Mobile Multitasking

Apple's Latest Patent Will Make Your iPhone Less Annoying (AAPL)

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We presumably put our phones in vibrate mode to keep them quiet. But a vibrating phone on a table is pretty much the most disruptive sound there is. Enter Apple's latest patent, which comes to us via Apple Insider. The company has come up with a system that uses the...
Apple's Latest Patent Will Make Your iPhone Less Annoying (AAPL)

That 'Revolutionary' Apple Product That Comes Out In 8 Months Isn't What You Think It Is (AAPL)

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French designer Philippe Starck is working on a yacht for the family of the late Steve Jobs, reports Apple Insider. Starck was quoted as working on a "revolutionary project" with Apple, setting off endless speculation about the long-rumored Apple television. Apple was quick to deny any professional relationship with Starck....
That 'Revolutionary' Apple Product That Comes Out In 8 Months Isn't What You Think It Is (AAPL)
Apple could crush quarterly iPad sales record with projected 20 million in Q2
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Apple's WWDC Conference Sold Out Before West Coast Developers Even Woke Up (AAPL)

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Developers on the West Coast woke up to some lousy news this morning. Apple finally announced the dates of its Worldwide Developer's Conference at 8:30 a.m. E.T. only to announce two hours later that tickets had sold out. That's the quickest the event has ever sold out, according to Apple...
Apple's WWDC Conference Sold Out Before West Coast Developers Even Woke Up (AAPL)

Former AT&T staffer found guilty of Apple insider trading

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A former employee of AT&T admitted to helping insider traders by surreptitiously passing iPhone sales figure and other company secrets. Alnoor Ebrahim, originally from Tanzania, pleaded guilty in a court in Manhattan for his part in an expert-network ring, where secret information was transferred from large companies to hedge funds,...
Former AT&T staffer found guilty of Apple insider trading

Steve Jobs Won A Grammy Award Last Night (AAPL)

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Last night Steve Jobs received a Grammy Trustees Award, given each year to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording," reports Apple Insider. Jobs' contributions to music obviously include the iPod and iTunes, which changed the face...
Steve Jobs Won A Grammy Award Last Night (AAPL)
Apple's Tim Cook never met with Valve, according to co-founder Gabe Newell and 7DCD

Google Faked An Address In Its Ad Slamming Apple Maps (AAPL)

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Last week, Motorola, which is now owned by Google, ran an ad criticizing the new Apple Maps for the latest operating system on iPhones and iPads. Thanks to some sleuthing by a reader on Apple Insider, it appears the address used in the ad doesn't exist. The location, 315 E...
Google Faked An Address In Its Ad Slamming Apple Maps (AAPL)
Revamped OS X icons point to Retina display for MacBooks

Hackers Have Been Robbing iTunes Customers Since 2010 (AAPL)

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Lots of iTunes users are receiving refunds after hackers stole their ITunes Store balance with no explanation from Apple on how it happened, reports CNET. Apple's iTunes customers have taken to the company's support forums to complain about having their accounts compromised since late 2010. The stories go roughly the same...
Hackers Have Been Robbing iTunes Customers Since 2010 (AAPL)

Apple’s Siri is struggling to master Japanese as DoCoMo’s clone puts it to shame

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Apple added Japanese support for Siri with the release of iOS 5.1 last week, but the virtual personal assistant is reportedly having some issues coming to grips with its first Asian language. Apple’s much heralded service — which has inspired similar product announcements from rivals — isn’t measuring up to Japanese carrier DoCoMo’s...
Apple’s Siri is struggling to master Japanese as DoCoMo’s clone puts it to shame
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