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Rare Working Apple-1 Sold by Steve Jobs Auctioned for $365K

Posted on 12/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A rare working Apple-1 computer has been sold for the “bargain” price of $365,000 at auction in New York. The computer, sold on Thursday, was expected to bring more, with initial estimates placing its value as high as $600,000.

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Rumor: Samsung Begins Building Next-Generation A9 Chips for Apple

Posted on 12/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Although Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) reportedly built the lion’s share of Apple’s A8 chips for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple is now reported to have returned to frenemy Samsung for the A9 chips expected to power the next-generation of Apple’s devices.

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Zorlu Apple Store Wins 2 Awards at Structural Awards 2014

Posted on 12/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple Zorlu store in Istanbul, Turkey racked up more accolades this week, as the store won both the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence and the award for best Commercial or Retail Structures at the Structural Awards 2014.

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Apple Online Store Now Accepts PayPal

Posted on 12/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Re/code reports that Apple’s United States and United Kingdom online stores now accept PayPal as payment for items purchased in the store.

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Apple Releases Safari 8.0.2 for OS X Yosemite

Posted on 11/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has released Safari 8.0.2 for OS X Yosemite. Apple released Safari 8.0.1 right days ago, and then quickly pulling it back due to issues where some users couldn’t access Safari after installing the 8.0.1 update.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Named Financial Times ‘Person of the Year’

Posted on 11/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has been named the Financial Times “Person of the Year.” The economic-centric newspaper honored Cook for Apple’s financial success and dazzling new technology, in addition to his “brave exposition of his values.”

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Iowa Hopes to be First State to Allow Drivers Licenses on Smartphones

Posted on 11/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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While Iowa might not be the first state to come to mind when you think of tech-savvy states, it appears the state is looking to take the lead in one area of mobile computing. Iowa residents may be the first in the U.S. to be able to use a smartphone app as their driver’s license.

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MacTrast Deals: The Name Your Own Price iOS Designer Bundle

Posted on 11/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Maybe you have a great idea for an app, and your programming skills are top-notch, but your interface designing skills could use some help. Today’s MacTrast Deals bundle has just what you need to get started!

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Microsoft Releases Five New MSN Branded Apps for iOS

Posted on 11/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Microsoft has released five new apps for iOS devices under their MSN branding. The new apps bring news, health, sports, financial, and food related apps to the iPhone and iPad that were previously Windows Phone-only.

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United Airlines to Distribute iPhone 6 Plus to Flight Attendants

Posted on 11/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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United Airlines has announced that it will be distributing the iPhone 6 Plus to over 23,000 of its flight attendants to handle in-flight retail transactions such as food and drink purchases. The airline plans to distribute them during the second quarter of 2015.

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MacTrast Deals: Striiv Fusion Smartwatch & Fitness Tracker

Posted on 10/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Today’s MacTrast Deal offers you a great way to track your daily fitness activities, all the while it lets you stay notified about your personal and business activities! The Striiv Fusion Smartwatch & Fitness Tracker – It’s two, two, two wearable devices in one!

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