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How to Cut Your iPhone Bill in Half

Posted on 18/02/2013 by Kathryn Denton

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Your cell phone doesn’t seem like one of your biggest expenses, but it is! On average having an iPhone costs you about $3,000 over a two-year plan. This is assuming your actual phone is $199 plus tax, taking your activation fee into account, and spending about $110 a month on talk, text and your data plan…with no overage charges! (because those will cost you a lot more).

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Illinois School District OKs Expansion of iPad Program for Students

Posted on 18/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 in Illinois has approved the expansion of their iPad program for students. Between 6,000 and 7,000 students in the district will receive their own fourth-generation iPad to use next school year.

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An Interactive Map of Apple’s Global Supply Chain

Posted on 18/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Gizmodo has highlighted this awesome interactive map, which features every Apple part manufacturer worldwide. Based off Apple’s suppliers list, it also tells you where most of them are located (surprise, surprise, China).

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Apple Scaled Back Its Federal Lobbying in 2012

Posted on 18/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Apple scaled its lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. back 13% in 2012. The company spent a mere $2 million, a fraction compared to rivals Google and Microsoft.

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Chitika: iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III Near 50/50 Split in N.A. Web Share

Posted on 18/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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A new report from the Chitika ad network says there is close to a 50/50 split when comparing the North American web traffic share of Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III, with iOS devices still accounting for the majority of the market.

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Wallpaper Weekends: Crisp Water Droplet Walls for iPhone 5

Posted on 16/02/2013 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. This weekend as the snow melts, we present two water droplet wallpapers. A crisp and clean look for your Home screen in either blue or black.

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Report: Google Will Open Its Own Branded Stores by Year End

Posted on 16/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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9to5Google on Friday quoted “an extremely reliable source” in reporting that Google is taking steps to build it’s own stand-alone retail stores in the U.S. The company hopes to have their first flagship “Google Stores” open by the holidays in major cities.

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