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Apple tweaks iOS to better detect accidental touches due to iPad mini's thinner bezel

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Apple’s brand new iPad mini features a 7.9″ screen that Apple says can use all of the standard apps that work on its full-size iPad. Looking at the front of the device, though, you can see that it has a much thinner bezel on the long edges of the device....
Apple tweaks iOS to better detect accidental touches due to iPad mini's thinner bezel
Superstar Apple Blogger John Gruber Has A New $5 Notes Taking App (AAPL)

Apple posts iPad mini Christmas ad spot highlighting device's features and benefits of FaceTime

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Apple has published its Christmas-themed iPad TV commercial which emphasizes the use of FaceTime for keeping in touch with family and loved ones over the festive period and the smaller device’s features. The ad itself — spotted by MacStories — features a young girl who uses FaceTime to play the...
Apple posts iPad mini Christmas ad spot highlighting device's features and benefits of FaceTime

Apple ups the base price on the App Store in several European countries to €0.89, new currencies added

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MacStories notes that Apple has begun changing the tiers at which apps are priced on the iTunes App Store for several countries in Europe. The lowest price on the App Store for many of the countries (listed below) was once €0.79, but it has been bumped up to €0.89...
Apple ups the base price on the App Store in several European countries to €0.89, new currencies added

Is This a Preview of the iPad App Store? [MediaMemo]

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Those of you who pre-ordered iPads should be getting them in less than a week. And this is purportedly what you’ll see when you visit the iPad App store. From MacStories: Browsing the iPad App Store: A Video [By @viticci] from Federico Viticci on Vimeo. If you’re impatient, here’s the...
Is This a Preview of the iPad App Store? [MediaMemo]
iTunes Match reportedly going live in new European countries including Italy, Austria, and Greece
Movie Purchasing And Renting Come To 42 New iTunes Country Stores As Apple Presses Its Media Advantage

Information management app Evernote finally adds reminders

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Evernote, the highly popular cross-platform information management app, has at last added what the company described as one of its most-requested features: reminders … Reminders can be added to notes on Mac, iOS and web versions of the app by clicking/tapping the clock icon, and then appear in the...
Information management app Evernote finally adds reminders

VLC 2.0 Released: What’s New, And An Interview With VideoLAN Developers

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Back in February 2010, I wrote a post for MacStories about Lunettes, a codename of a new interface for VideoLAN’s popular media player VLC. Back then, I used to spend a good portion of my days fiddling with media players and skins for VLC, which I used to access a...
VLC 2.0 Released: What’s New, And An Interview With VideoLAN Developers
Apple announces 2012 Apple Design Award winners
Apple adding Food and Drink category to App Store
Poll Technica: are you buying an iPhone 5? And why?
Apple Begins Decorating Moscone Center for WWDC 2013

After 25 billion downloads, Apple unveils the App Store's greatest hits

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We doubt you've wasted much time contemplating which iOS apps are the most popular, but Apple wants to tell you anyway. Over the past year Cupertino's been keeping its greatest hits up to date in the App Store, and it's made another adjustment to the page in celebration of...
After 25 billion downloads, Apple unveils the App Store's greatest hits
Effective technology is the complex disguised as the simple

Apple appears to be close to bringing Notes and Reminders to the web via iCloud

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Apple’s cloud offering, dubbed iCloud, gives you the handy ability to check your calendar, email, contacts, and iWork documents from the web. According to Macstories, it’s set to add reminders and notes into the mix. With the addition of being able to send your notes and reminders to iCloud in...
Apple appears to be close to bringing Notes and Reminders to the web via iCloud

Apple gives App Store categories their own highlights, lets niche apps have 15 minutes of fame

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It's tough to find truly stellar mobile apps, no matter what platform you're running, and that's even truer when delving into categories. Apple has made a gesture towards giving more titles their moment in the sun through a low-key update to the App Store in iTunes and on iOS...
Apple gives App Store categories their own highlights, lets niche apps have 15 minutes of fame

chartier: MacStories: iOS 7 Confirmed: New Banners Up at...

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chartier: MacStories: iOS 7 Confirmed: New Banners Up at Moscone West Not like you didn't know it was coming, but still. That's a mighty fine lookin' 7. I give it a 9. (Also, what's the grill-like pattern on the bottom? Mac Pro?)...
chartier: MacStories: iOS 7 Confirmed: New Banners Up at...
You just aren't my type: Improving the iOS keyboard
Lots of Macs get EFI Firmware updates
Evernote reports security breach and resets passwords, releases Mac app update with 'QuickNote' feature

The one question Apple needs an answer to before it will release a smaller iPad

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Recent rumors of Apple releasing a 7.85″ iPad have been compounded by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, stating yesterday that he knew Apple had a working prototype of such a device in its labs. We found this to be relatively unsurprising, but it does raise some interesting questions about when we...
The one question Apple needs an answer to before it will release a smaller iPad

'Air Display' Updated to Support HiDPI OS X Mode on New iPad

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Last month, we noted that Avatron had announced forthcoming support for the new iPad in its Air Display software that allows users to add an iOS device as a wireless external monitor for their Mac. With the new iPad's Retina display running at 2048x1536, Air Display would be able to...
'Air Display' Updated to Support HiDPI OS X Mode on New iPad

Apps and updates: Found, Sparrow, Napster, Yelp, productivity bundle, and more

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A few notable app updates and deals crossed our path today, and we will continue to update as the day goes on, but first a bit of news. New to-do list app Any.DO launched this weekend and hit 100,000 total downloads in only 24 hours, reported TechCrunch. The app first became popular on Android,...
Apps and updates: Found, Sparrow, Napster, Yelp, productivity bundle, and more

First Person In The UK To Buy The New iPad In Store Is A Startup Guy

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A startup entrepreneur has become the first person in the UK to buy the new iPad in store, two of them in fact. Chris Leydon, of Chartbeat competitor GoSquared (realtime web site analytics), stood in line outside PC World on Tottenham Court Road which opened at midnight. Down the road...
First Person In The UK To Buy The New iPad In Store Is A Startup Guy

Apple Increases European App Store Pricing, Changes Some Countries to Local Currencies

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Apple has increased the amount of money charged for App Store pricing tiers for a number of countries across the European Union. The lowest tier is now €0.89, up from $0.89. It is equivalent to the $0.99 tier in the U.S. MacStories has confirmed the following countries have seen a...
Apple Increases European App Store Pricing, Changes Some Countries to Local Currencies

Apple Cracking Down on Sites Selling Access to iOS 6 Developer Betas

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Late last month, Wired covered the emergence of a cottage industry of businesses selling access to iOS developer betas prior to their official launch. Apple offers these developer betas to registered iOS developers. The fee for such a registration is $99/year. Some enterprising individuals have turned around and started selling...
Apple Cracking Down on Sites Selling Access to iOS 6 Developer Betas

Screens 2.0: The best VNC app for Mac and iOS

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Click to view slideshow. The App Store is the home to many VNC apps that let you run your desktop using your iOS device. Some quite good, but most too clunky, slow and cumbersome. Edovia’s Screens app for the Mac and iOS, first released more than two years ago, has...
Screens 2.0: The best VNC app for Mac and iOS

Apple reportedly shutting down unauthorized third-party beta sales, restricts iOS 6 to licensed devs

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Apple has been arguably more generous when it comes to software sneak peeks than it has been with hardware, but while dues-paying developers are given the go-ahead to download operating systems ahead of their release, consumers have had to sit tight until after each iteration hits GM status. Some...
Apple reportedly shutting down unauthorized third-party beta sales, restricts iOS 6 to licensed devs

Project Amy merges Apple's Messages app with App.net

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Project Amy allows you to use Messages to add an App.net account and then send/receive private messages. App.net may not quite be the New Twitter™ just yet, but its popularity continues to grow at a slow and steady pace. For us Mac users, there are some third-party clients available...
Project Amy merges Apple's Messages app with App.net
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