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Cyber Monday – iOS and Mac App Deals

Posted on 02/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Today is Cyber Monday, the day you can find all sorts of deals online! Why should the App Store be any different? So, while you’re online looking for deals on gifts for others, why not treat yourself to some cheap, or even free, apps. Most of these deals end at midnight tonight, Cyber Monday.

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Cyber Monday and Cyber Week: The Complete Deal Roundup

Posted on 02/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

It’s that time of the year again! Black Friday may be over, marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season – but Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals are still in full force! We’ve rounded up a few of the best deals available online today (and through the week in many cases) – we hope you’ll enjoy, and save some money!

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Half of iPhone 5C Buyers are Moving Over From Android

Posted on 02/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

The iPhone 5c has been attracting large numbers of first-time Apple buyers who are switching over from Android devices. It has also proven popular among buyers with below-median incomes.

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Apple Has Posted Christmas Ordering Deadlines on Its Website

Posted on 02/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Attention holiday shoppers! If you’re planning on ordering Christmas gifts via the online Apple Store, you’ve got a decent amount of time left. Well, unless you’re planning on ordering a personally engraved Retina iPad mini, for that you only have until December 5th to place your order.

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iPhone and iPad Used to Place 82% of Mobile Black Friday Orders

Posted on 02/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple’s iOS products were used to place the majority of online mobile device-based Black Friday sales in the U.S. Buyer’s usage of mobile devices was up 9% over last year, with mobile devices accounting for 37% of all shopping traffic and 21% of online sales.

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Happy Thanksgiving, U.S. MacTrast Readers!

Posted on 28/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

In observance of Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., our posting will be very limited today as our editors join in the festivities. We’ll be back tomorrow with limited coverage, and will be back in full swing on Monday!

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6 Must Have Holiday Cooking Apps for iOS

Posted on 27/11/2013 by Chris Hauk

Wow, the holidays are here. Time for food! But what will you cook? Should you go traditional, healthy, vegetarian? How about dessert? And if you’re like me, you have no idea what type of wine to serve with any of this. Well just relax, MacTrast has you covered this holiday season.

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Stay Classy With The Anchorman 2 Scotchy Scotch Toss Game

Posted on 27/11/2013 by Chris Hauk

It’s a game that Anchorman Ron Burgundy himself describes as, “A game of deception, intrigue and ice.” Welcome to “Anchorman 2 Scotchy Scotch Toss .” And I don’t know how to put this, but it’s kind of a big deal.

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iOS Developers See 5X More Revenue Than Android Developers

Posted on 27/11/2013 by Chris Hauk

iOS developers have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. While Android has a significantly larger installed user base, iOS continues to hold a massive lead in monetization, with a five-time-greater return on investment for developers.

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iPhone 5s and 5c Grabbed 76% of Japanese Smartphone Sales in October

Posted on 27/11/2013 by Chris Hauk

Research firm Kantar Worldpanel reports the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c accounted for 76% of new smartphones sold in Japan in the month of October. That includes a whopping 61% of phones sold by the country’s largest wireless provider, NTT DoCoMo.

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Foxconn Now Building 500K iPhone 5s Units Per Day

Posted on 27/11/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

In the wake of reports of improved supplies of the iPhone 5s at Apple retail stores comes news on the reason for the improvement. Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has reportedly dedicated 100 assembly lines to the popular handset, and is now operating 24-hours a day.

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