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Keep Your Eye on Refurbished Apple Device Deals at RefurbMe

Posted on 23/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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One great way to save money when buy Apple gear is to go the refurbished route. Unlike some companies refurb items, Apple refurbs are as good as new. But short of checking the Apple website every 10 minutes, how do you know when a refurbished model that you’ve been looking for is on sale? Meet RefurbMe.

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Academy Awards Weekend Quick Look: The Official Oscars App

Posted on 23/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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The 85th Academy Awards will be televised this Sunday, February 24th on ABC. Do you want to stay up-to-date on all things Oscar leading up to the big telecast at 7PM Eastern and 4PM Pacific? Then be sure to check out the Official Oscars app.

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Wallpaper Weekends: Messy Paint Splattered Walls for iPhone 5

Posted on 23/02/2013 by Jim Gresham

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Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch. I enjoy a crisp and clean looking Lock screen and Home screen, but there is something really awesome about a wallpaper with…

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iPhone Deflects Bullet, Saves Soldier’s Life

Posted on 23/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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We know the iPhone has changed the world, but it has also saved a life. Alaska based soldier Joel Stubleski had his iPhone to thank when he was shot in the thigh on duty in Afghanistan.

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Facebook for iOS Updated With Free Voice Calling Throughout the U.S. and Canada

Posted on 22/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Facebook released a nice update to their iOS app today, bringing free user-to-user voice calling throughout the U.S. and Canada. The feature was introduced about a month ago in the Facebook Messenger app, and has only now been added to the primary app (which is used by far, far more people). Calls can be made over either a WiFi or cellular connection.

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How to Enable the New “Composers View” in iTunes 11.0.2

Posted on 22/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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With the recent release of iTunes 11.0.2, Apple introduced a new Composers View to iTunes. There have been many misconceptions about the feature, however. In reality, it’s a new pane within iTunes, which lists all of the composers of your iTunes library music in a row, and can show all the music from any individual composer. Here’s how to enable it!

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Einhorn Wins Injunction, Blocks Apple Proxy Vote

Posted on 22/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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A U.S. Federal Court Judge has rued in favor of David Einhohorn’s lawsuit against Apple. The ruling effectively blocks an upcoming proxy vote that was slated to take place on February 27th.

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Google Glass Confirmed to be iPhone Compatible – But to What Extent?

Posted on 22/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Google’s futuristic Project Glass heads-up display has caught the attention of many consumers and pundits alike, but many iPhone users have wondered whether the device will work with the iPhone. According to an extensive hands-on report from Joshua Topolsky of The Verge, Google Glass will, in fact, be compatible with Android and iOS devices alike.

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Apple iPad Casing Supplier Under Fire for ‘Milky River’ Water Pollution

Posted on 22/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Local Chinese call the Railway River tributary near where they live the “milky river,” due to its milky white color. Fish die in the water, it isn’t suitable for irrigating crops, and it’s being alleged that it’s the fault of a company that manufactures casings for Apple’s iPad.

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MacTrast Is At MWC 2013! Our Coverage And What To Expect

Posted on 22/02/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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Mobile World Congress is alongside CES and Macworld, the ultimate show for Apple enthusiasts. I will be covering the event for MacTrast, and will be there for the last two days, bringing you all the latest tech, hands on videos and photos from Barcelona. Read on for what you can expect in terms of tech and how you can keep up with the latest.

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iPhone Found to Be 3 Times More Reliable Than Samsung Smartphones

Posted on 22/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following a report earlier this week stating that the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 are the world’s top 2 best-selling smartphones, FixYa presents some findings to add extra icing to the iPhone cake. Not only is the iPhone the most popular smartphone in the world – it’s also the most reliable. In fact, it is three times more reliable than Samsung smartphones!

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Patent Trolls Hit Apple With Lawsuit Over iTunes, iCloud, More

Posted on 22/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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A firm named Elia Data has filed a lawsuit in every patent troll’s favorite venue, Federal Court in the Eastern District in Texas, against Apple alleging that the company’s iTunes, iCloud, the App Store, OS X Server, and Remote Desktop all infringe on a patent it holds.

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NYPD Dedicates Team to iPhone and iPad Thefts

Posted on 22/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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The theft of Apple devices is on the rise in New York City, and its running so rampant that the New York Police Department has assigned a team of officers to work with the Cupertino tech giant to get the stolen devices back.

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New LG Phone Ad Takes Apple’s Panorama Ad and Expands on It

Posted on 22/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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A new ad from LG plays well off of Apple’s iPhone 5 ad that showed off the device’s Panorama skills. The LG ad, for their Optimus G Pro handset, does a nice pat on the back to the iPhone 5 ad, then gives it a straight uppercut as it shows off the expanded panoramic abilities of the LG device.

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