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Apple Now Limits Certain Characters In App Descriptions

Posted on 23/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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In what is seemingly a very recent change, Apple is now limiting the types of characters developers can include in their app descriptions on the App Store. Banned characters include emojis, checkmarks and speech bubbles.

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No, Forbes, Apple is NOT Planning to “Replace” Tim Cook

Posted on 22/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Forbes has written a lot of ill-fated anti Apple posts over the years – but in my three years as managing editor of MacTrast, Forbes’ latest anti-Apple tirade is perhaps the most absurd I have ever seen, not just from Forbes itself, but from any site. This time around, Forbes claims that Apple is searching for a replacement for Tim Cook as Apple’s CEO.

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RadioShack Now Selling Mac Accessories, Apple TV

Posted on 22/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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RadioShack has expanded its existing Apple product lineup, previously consisting of iOS devices and accessories, by adding Mac related peripherals and accessories, and the Apple TV.

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Yahoo News App Updated With Summly Integration

Posted on 22/04/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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You might have seen that Yahoo spent millions to buy the app of English teenager Nick D’Aloisio, Summly. The two have now been combined in the latest Yahoo News app update, which also includes redesigned article pages and personalized stories.

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Volkswagen Announces the ‘iBeetle’: An All-New Vehicle Designed With the iPhone in Mind!

Posted on 22/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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European car manufacturer Volkswagen has introduced an all-new version of the Beetle, designed specifically with Apple users in mind. Dubbed the iBeetle, the car offers an integrated iPhone dock. It also features a specialized app used to control certain functions of the vehicle, deliver oil and coolant temperatures, provide diagnostic information, and more.

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iTunes Store Adds ‘Buy Now, Download Later’ Option for Large Downloads

Posted on 22/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has added a “download later” prompt to large media purchases made in iTunes or in the mobile iTunes Store. The new prompt gives users the option to download the content later when purchasing movies, TV shows, TV Season Passes, full TV seasons, movie bundles, and music box sets.

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AMD Poaches Key Graphics Chip Designer from Apple

Posted on 22/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following AMD’s hire of Jim Keller last year, who had been Apple’s chief chip design lead working on the A4, A5, and A6 chips for iOS devices for 4 years, the company has now poached Raja Koduri as well. Koduri has been Apple’s director of graphics chip architecture for the past four years, after Apple hired him from AMD.

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New Reports of iPhone 5S Delays Due to Fingerprint Sensor Issues

Posted on 22/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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It was reported earlier this month that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that various production issues will cause a delay in the debuts of Apple’s iPhone 5S, lower-cost iPhone, and second-generation iPad mini. A report from Reuters today backs up that claim.

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Go Green: 6 Environmentally Responsible iOS Apps for Earth Day

Posted on 22/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Earth Day is observed on April 22 each year and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year. These apps will help you live a more environmentally responsible way of life, and you just may learn something too.

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