Archive | April, 2013

iPad Mini 2 may be delayed until October due to Retina Display yield issues

30. April 2013

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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is at it again, this time with news regarding Apple’s upcoming iPad Mini. Only thing is, it may not be upcoming for a while. It’s long been assumed that the iPad Mini will get the Retina Display treatment, but now comes word that poor yields during the manufacturing process [...]

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Apple looking to make big push into cars with iOS 7

30. April 2013

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9to5Mac reports that Apple is aggressively looking to get its iOS products integrated into cars in a serious way. Apple plans to move aggressively into the in-car integration space later this year, according to multiple people familiar with the initiative. Apple is working with car makers to deeply embed iOS’s Maps and Siri services into [...]

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Apple to update its entire Macbook line at WWDC – Rumor

30. April 2013

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WWDC this year will largely focus on software, though Apple my have a few hardware surprises up its sleeve. No, don’t expect an iPhone announcement, but there may be a slew of Macbook upgrades on the horizon. The typically reliable Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities  writes that Apple this June may revamp its entire Macbook [...]

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OS X 10.9 to add a number of new power-user features

29. April 2013

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With all the attention on iOS 7 these days, you may have forgotten that Apple is still working on the next iteration of OS X. We haven’t heard much regarding the details of OS X 10.9, until now. 9to5Mac writes that the update is internally codenamed “Cabernet” and will have a number of integrated power-user [...]

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Google Now hits the iOS App Store

29. April 2013

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The Verge reports: After a promo video let the cat out of the bag last month, Google is making it official: with an update to the Google Search application, Google Now is available on iOS. Compatible with both the iPhone and iPad, the update brings almost all of Google’s information cards across from Android. The [...]

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The iTunes Store turns 10 years old

29. April 2013

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The Verge has a nice retrospective worth checking out: Ten years ago this month, a music sector ravaged by Napster and largely ignorant of digital distribution found a savior of sorts in what was then called the iTunes Music Store. With its 99-cent unbundled songs, the service quickly became the only significant source for acquiring [...]

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Onion riffs on Tim Cook and Apple’s sinking stock

19. April 2013

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The Onion is up to its old tricks again, this time with a headline titled, “Weeping Tim Cook spotted screaming for help at Steve Jobs’ Tombstone.” The blurb reads: PALO ALTO, CA—Eighteen months after the death of his mentor, Apple CEO Tim Cook was seen Wednesday pounding the tombstone of company founder Steve Jobs and [...]

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Woz talks Apple’s plummeting share price

19. April 2013

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Apple at the end of the trading day on Friday was trading at about $390 a share, representing a drastic fall in market cap value over the past few weeks. Addressing Apple’s stock price, which appears to be in free fall, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said that folks are worrying over nothing. [Apple's]stock price is [...]

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Apple to release Pandora competitor this Summer

1. April 2013

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Citing music industry insiders, The Verge relays that Apple’s rumored iRadio service will be launching this Summer. Much has been written about Apple’s plan to launch a Pandora-esque service this year. Now multiple music industry insiders have told The Verge that significant progress has been made in the talks with two of the top labels: Universal and [...]

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Google introduces Gmail Blue

1. April 2013

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Man, Google really captures the vibe of those intro to tech videos. Good stuff for sure.

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Scott Forstall to replace Steve Ballmer

1. April 2013

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Yep, it’s April Fools Day ya’ll. This just in. According to Digitimes, some well placed informants within the upstream supply chain also have a close ear to some heated discussions happening within the executive suite at Microsoft. Ever since Scott Forstall was ousted by Tim Cook at Apple, Microsoft’s leadership have been keen to enlist Forstall’s services [...]

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