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Former Apple VP of Retail Browett Takes Job at UK Fashion Retailer

Posted on 15/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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RetailWeek reports that filed former Apple Senior Vice President of Retail John Browett is taking a job as the chief executive of United Kingdom fashion and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize. Browett is set to start on March 4, almost 5 months after leaving his position at Apple.

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Staples Executives Tweet: ‘We’ll be Selling Apple Products in the U.S.’

Posted on 15/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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We reported late last month that it looked as if Staples might be getting ready to start selling Apple products in their U.S. stores and on their website. Now, it looks like that deal has come to fruition, as Staples executives are blathering about it all over the Twitter-sphere.

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Sir Jony Ive Awarded Gold Blue Peter Badge

Posted on 15/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Sir Jony Ive has been honored with the Gold Blue Peter Badge, an exclusive award that’s only been given out several times in the past. I can already see Americans with a perplexed look on their face. What the hell is Blue Peter?

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Review: Pop Rocks World HD – Your Ticket to Virtual Stardom

Posted on 15/02/2013 by Ian Fuchs

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The world of iOS apps and games has now become so expansive, that it can allow us to experience the life of our dreams, and if your dream is to be like Justin Bieber, then Pop Rocks World HD may be the perfect opening to your life as the next big thing.

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Big Hedge Funds Fueled Apple’s Late 2012 Stock Plunge

Posted on 15/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Some of the big hedge funds that made Apple a superstar in the market lost their infatuation with the company, and dumped the stock in the fourth quarter of 2012, fueling the huge drop in the iOS device maker’s share price.

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How to Create a Hidden Folder in OS X

Posted on 15/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Have you ever wished you could just hide an entire folder on your Mac to guard it from prying eyes or accidental discovery? There are many reasons why you might want to secure or hide a folder on your Mac – especially if you use a shared computer. The good news is that Apple has built a way to to just that right into OS X, and all it requires is some quick work in Terminal!

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Review: Interview Recorder – A Great Job Interview Recording App for iOS

Posted on 15/02/2013 by John Manners

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With so many candidates and job openings to go over, it can take a while to sort through a great deal of interviews and resumes. Thankfully, there’s a new app for iOS that makes interviewing and hiring new candidates a lot easier for recruiters and business owners. Interview Recorder takes all aspects of an interview and gives you viable tools such as questions, options, live recording, and input and attachments of resume for contacts and new hires.

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Apple Acknowledges iOS 6.1 Passcode Security Issue, Working on a Fix

Posted on 15/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Earlier today, we told you about a massive security hole in iOS 6.1, allowing anyone to bypass the security code on an iPhone, and potentially access private information, including your Address Book. Apple has officially acknowledged the issue in a statement provided to AllThingsD.

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Google Apparently Planning New ‘Retina’ Display ‘Chromebook Pixel’ (Video)

Posted on 15/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Ever since Apple released the iPhone 4 and brought the “Retina” display into the consumer world, Apple and others have been hard at work boosting the resolutions of smartphones, tablets, and even notebooks to ultra-high resolutions. Apple was the first to bring a Retina display to a notebook with the Retina MacBook Pro – and now it looks like Google wants to play the game as well.

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Review: Mashed Up Monkeys – A Fun New Physics Puzzler for iOS!

Posted on 14/02/2013 by Jim Gresham

Mashed Up Monkeys hits the iTunes store today promising to take you swinging through the jungle in search of stars and fruit. Add to the simple mission some burping jokes, farting propulsion, and annoying sound effects and you have the gist of Mashed Up Monkeys.

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Microsoft to Take On iPad mini With New, Smaller Surface Tablet

Posted on 14/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Microsoft has only recently released their Surface and Surface Pro tablets to consumers – but according to Microsoft CFO Peter Klein, they may already be planning a smaller version of the Windows-based tablet to compete with the iPad mini.

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Google Play Sends Users’ Personal Information to App Developers Without Permission

Posted on 14/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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As if the horrifying wave of malware affecting Android devices (which can now even infect your PC!) wasn’t bad enough, ZDNet reports that Google is also sending users’ personal information to Google Play developers (including names and addresses) without permission – a massive privacy violation if there ever was one.

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