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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU Issues

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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MacTrast has reported multiple times this year on reports of graphics issues experienced by owners of 2011 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple has to date ignored the issue, amid claims that it is a manufacturing defect that should be repaired by Apple at no cost.

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Order Your Taco Bell Fix Directly From Your iPhone

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Forget all of that Apple Pay news, here’s what our readers have really been waiting for… Taco Bell has released a long-awaited update to its iPhone app to allow customers to order their food ahead of time, and then pick it up via the drive-thru or inside the restaurant.

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Wells Fargo Offers $20 to Card Holders to Try Apple Pay

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Wells Fargo is making it just a little bit more enticing for its customers to give Apple Pay a try. The bank will give a $20 statement credit to customers who register their credit card with Apple Pay and then make a purchase using the card via Apple Pay.

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Apple Responds to Rite Aid/CVS Apple Pay Embargo

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Following the decision by drugstore chains Rite Aid and CVS to disable Apple Pay support at its checkouts, Apple has finally commented on the situation, telling Business Insider they’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and retailers who have used Apple Pay.

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Sprint Offers 12-Month Option to Its ‘iPhone for Life’ Plan

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Sprint continues its aggressive campaign to woo iPhone customers into their wireless fold, as they’ve added a new 12-month plan to their “iPhone for Life” plan. The new option allows customers to trade their old iPhone in for a new one every 12 months.

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MacTrast Deals: Save on 3 Years of Hacker Protection With VPN Unlimited – Just $19

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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When you use unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots, you’re opening yourself up to hackers and identity thieves who want to steal your personal information. You have exactly three days left to grab 3 years of protection from the bad guys with VPN Unlimited Premium. Just $19 for three years worth of peace of mind? Sounds like a good deal to us!

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Apple Looks to Expand iPhone 6 NFC Chip Usage Beyond Apple Pay

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A report today says Apple is actively looking to make partnerships that would increase the utility of the NFC chip found in its flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. At the moment, the chip can only be used by the Apple Pay mobile payments service.

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OS X Yosemite’s 12.8% First Week Adoption Rate Outpaces Mavericks

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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In its first six days of release, OS X Yosemite was installed on 12.8% of Macs in North America. That’s just slightly higher than the 12.4% installation rate that OS X Mavericks had six days after its release. Those numbers come from ad network Chitika.

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NYT: Rite Aid and CVS Officially Disable Apple Pay in Their Stores

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Reports last week indicated that drugstore chains Rite Aid and CVS were disabling Apple Pay as a payment option in their stores. Now, a report from The New York Times reports both chains have officially disabled Apple Pay in their stores nationwide.

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South Korean iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders Top 100,000 Units

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The WSJ reports Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on pre-order in South Korea on Friday, racking up pre-orders of over 100,000 units. Pre-orders for home grown Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 totaled a third of that, coming in at around 30,000 units for the same time frame when it launched pre-orders back in September.

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