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iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Now Available Via Personal Pickup

Posted on 22/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple’s new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 have hit Apple retail stores with a whimper, not a bang. The new tablets are now available for in-store pickup at a limited number of Apple stores that have received shipments.

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MacTrast Deals: Two Great Deals for Photography Enthusiasts!

Posted on 22/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Today’s MacTrast Deals post offers TWO great deals for photography enthusiasts. First, get 200 photography skills lectures, including 27 hours of content from Adobe KnowHow, then check out the 24-105mm Camera Lens Lens Mug that keeps your hot beverage handy for refreshment!

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First iPad mini 3 Reviews: “MEH!”

Posted on 22/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Now that the review embargo has been lifted, reviews of Apple new iPad mini 3 are pouring in. While most reviews of the new iPad Air 2 were favorable, the iPad mini 3 has been met with a resounding, “MEH!”

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Amazon Will Offer Apple Pay Support For Its Visa Rewards Card

Posted on 22/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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If you’re a user of Amazon’s Chase Visa Rewards card, you were likely disappointed to find that it was not supported in Apple’s new Apple Pay mobile payments system. Well, chin up Bucko, as Amazon has confirmed it does plan to support the new payments initiative in the near future.

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MasterCard Airs World Series Themed ‘Priceless’ Ads Featuring Apple Pay

Posted on 22/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Major League Baseball and MasterCard announced earlier this week that baseball fans attending the World Series between Kansas City and San Francisco would be able to pay for their concession stand goodies via Apple Pay. MasterCard debuted a pair of World Series themed ads featuring Apple Pay during game 1 of the fall classic last night.

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Apple May Launch Apple Pay Loyalty Program in Time For The Holidays

Posted on 22/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple may have its rumored Apple Pay loyalty rewards program ready to go for the holiday shopping season. Many had expected the program to debut as part of “Apple Pay 2.0″ in October 2015, however the report indicates Apple may have rushed the program due to merchant demand.

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Apple and GT Advanced Reach Accord to End Partnership

Posted on 22/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have reached a deal to dissolve their partnership. Under the terms of the deal, GT Advanced will sell more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces, with some of the proceeds going to Apple to pay off the $440 million the company loaned GT to purchase the sapphire making equipment.

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Apple Says it is Aware of Chinese iCloud Attacks

Posted on 21/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple confirms that it knows about the “intermittent organized network attacks” on Chinese iCloud users, but assures users that its own servers have not been compromised.

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