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Apple Responds to Australian iTunes Price Gouging Accusations

Posted on 22/03/2013 by Chris Hauk


Apple blamed content owners for the huge price gap for digital goods sold in the U.S. and those sold in Australia. The comments were made on Friday during a hearing with Australia’s Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications.


Jony Ive Pushing for ‘Flat,’ Industrial-Style Design for iOS 7

Posted on 21/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


Speculation has suggestedthat future versions of iOS could drop the skeumorphic design elements that Forstall seemed so fond of, in favor of Ive’s preference towards cleaner, flatter designs. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, that is indeed exactly what is now happening.


Apple Finally Adds Two-Step Verification for Apple ID and iCloud Logins

Posted on 21/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple’s iCloud and Apple ID security has been behind for a long time – but today, Apple has finally decided to beef up their security by adding the option for two-step verification for iCloud and Apple ID logins. Two-step verification adds an additional security code on top of your password, which is required to log in and make changes to your account.


New WWDC Ticket Alert Service Launches

Posted on 20/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill


In anticipation of WWDC 2013, developer Oisin Prendiville has set up a service to phone and text people when Apple starts putting tickets on sale


Adobe CTO Jumps Ship to Become Apple’s New VP of Technology

Posted on 19/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple and Adobe haven’t always gotten along well in the past, especially when it comes to Flash Player (Steve Jobs was publicly vocal about his disdain for Flash Player, especially on iOS devices) – but according to CNBC, Adobe’s Chief Technology Office will be abandoning his position at Adobe in favor of a new role on Apple’s executive team.


ARM CEO Warren East Moves On After 12 Years In Charge

Posted on 19/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill


There is some big news coming out of the ARM camp today: Warren East, the CEO for 12 years, is moving on, to be replaced by President Simon Segars. East will officially step down on July 1, and it has been some 12 years under his leadership.


Mac Sales Up for Apple as iMac Supply Constraints Ease

Posted on 19/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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A new report shows that Apple’s U.S. Mac sales grew 14% year-over-year in the January-February timeframe. While this is down from the 31% growth seen in January alone, it still displays solid numbers as Apple’s iMac supply shortages appear to be easing.


What Apple Doesn’t Want You To Know: It Has Extended Its Warranties In Australia

Posted on 18/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill


Apple still tries to pretend like you have to buy AppleCare to get that coverage, when legally, you don’t. It’s a pretty disgusting way to mislead consumers, however in Australia, it has finally changed its policy. You can now get 24 months coverage without AppleCare down under, even though Apple still won’t let you know directly.


BlackBerry CEO: The iPhone is an ‘Outdated’ Relic of the Past

Posted on 18/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


In an interview with The Australian Financial Review, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins took aim at the iPhone, stating that Apple is falling behind in terms of innovation in the smartphone market. He claims that the iPhone user interface is now 5 years old, and has seen no innovation in that time.


New ‘Why iPhone’ Ad Theme Rolls Out on Apple Website

Posted on 18/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has rolled out a new advertising theme on its website. The campaign highlights a number of reasons why people love the iPhone. The ad push includes all-new graphics, a ‘Why iPhone’ page, and an email promotion.


Phil Schiller Still Talkin’ Smack at Android and Samsung

Posted on 14/03/2013 by Chris Hauk


In an interview published mere hours before Apple’s chief rival is expected to reveal its new flagship handset, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller took potshots at Android, and Samsung in particular, saying that the Galaxy S IV will ship with “an OS that is nearly a year old.”


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