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Apple’s Newly Revamped 16GB iPod touch Rolls Out in More Countries

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple iPod fans throughout Europe, Asia, and South America now have the opportunity to grab Apple’s new 16GB iPod touch, as the revamped model has launched in a number of new countries just five short days after its debut in the United States. The new model offers feature parity with its larger touch siblings, including a 5MP iSight rear-facing camera.

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1Password Beta for iOS 8: App Extensions, 3rd Party Touch ID Access

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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AgileBits recently released an iOS 8 beta version of their popular password manager app, 1Password, that takes advantage of two new features of iOS 8’s new APIs allowing developers to use the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and Extensions, which allow developers to integrate their own software into share sheets with other apps.

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Apple Reportedly Building Its Own In-House Speech Recognition Team for Siri

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Mid-June saw a report from The Wall Street Journal claiming that Nuance, the company behind the speech recognition technology that powers Apple’s virtual assistant Siri, was in talks to be acquired by Samsung Electronics. A new report, this time from Wired, says Apple is putting together its own in-house speech recognition team to power future versions of Siri.

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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.4 Update – Includes Wi-Fi Fixes, Safari 7.0.5, More

Posted on 30/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Right on the heels of an update to iOS 7.1.2, Apple has also released an OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 update for Mac users. The update contains numerous fixes, including stability and security fixes, a fix for a Wi-Fi issue that prevented some Mac from automatically connecting to known networks, and Safari 7.0.5.

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Happy 7th Birthday iPhone!

Posted on 29/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s only been 7 years ago today that the first iPhone was released to the public. We’ve seen a total of eight iPhones released in those seven years, (don’t forget the iPhone 5c), and more are on their way this fall.

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Apple Updates Final Cut, Motion and Compressor Pro Apps

Posted on 27/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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As if to reassure their pro users that they aren’t completely abandoning them, immediately following the news that Apple would no longer be updating their Aperture professional photography software, they released updates for their other “pro” apps.

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Apple Adds Zion National Park, Tokyo to Apple Maps Flyover Feature

Posted on 27/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has added two new locales to the Flyover feature in its iOS and OS X Mavericks Maps app. Tokyo, Japan and Zion National Park in Utah are the new additions. Flyover allows users to take a 3D look at various areas around the globe, zooming in to view buildings and other landmarks.

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Audi to Integrate Both iOS Carplay and Android Auto Support Into Its 2015 Models

Posted on 27/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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German automaker Audi has announced that it has been conducting “intensive dialog” with Apple to integrate the iPhone maker’s CarPlay infotainment system into its new vehicles beginning in 2015. Audi was a founding member of Google’s “Open Automotive Alliance,” based on the search giant’s Android mobile operating system.

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