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11 Year-Old Boy Urinates on MacBook Cart, Causes $36,000 in Damage

Posted on 02/05/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Extended AppleCare warranties cover a lot of things, but urine damage isn’t one of them – at least that’s what a Pennsylvania school district discovered after an 11-year old boy unleashed his bladder on $36,000 worth of MacBooks!

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Man Sues Apple for $5 Million Because They Charged Him Twice For Song

Posted on 02/05/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Robert Herskowitz says he was double-charged for a song he downloaded from the iTunes Music Store. Now he wants his money back. Plus he’d like $4,999,997.42 as a little something for his troubles. He claims Apple “double-bills” with “troubling regularity” and is suing the Cupertino company for $5 million.

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iOS Chief Scott Forstall Cashes in 95 Percent of Apple Shares

Posted on 02/05/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Scott Forstall, Apple’s VP of iOS software, and a man considered to be a “CEO-in-waiting” for Apple, sold off 95% of his shares in the company on Friday, raking in a sweet sum of $38.7 million for over 64,000 shares.

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Internal Apple ‘1944’ Video Sees Steve Jobs Play FDR To Inspire Sales Team

Posted on 02/05/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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This is another video taken from the archive. Only recently discovered by Network World, it was meant as an inspirational video for the sales team against IBM. Steve Jobs plays FDR, while some other employees have roles including then vice president of marketing Mike Murray as The General.

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Apple Wants Steve Jobs Testimony Kept Secret

Posted on 02/05/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is battling a request for a deposition given by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The deposition relates to the relationship Apple has with Universal Music Group (UMG). Apple says the deposition reveals trade secrets and could cause damage to the company.

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Amazon Releases Cloud Drive App for Mac & PC

Posted on 02/05/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Amazon has just launched a desktop app for their Cloud Drive service, which was unveiled last year. Those wishing to use the service on their desktop previously had to use a browser or a mobile app to access files.

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iOS Apps With Dropbox Integration Being Banned from App Store

Posted on 02/05/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has begun rejecting apps that use the Dropbox SDK to provide integration with the cloud storage service. Apple’s reason for the rejections; Someone could find a way to get to Dropbox’s website and pay for additional storage without Apple getting their normal 30% cut of the action.

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New iPad Ship Times Improve to Just 3-5 Days

Posted on 02/05/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Availability for Apple’s latest iPad continues to improve, with listed ship times at the Apple Online Store now down to just 3-5 days – down from the 5-7 business day estimate just two weeks ago.

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Could We Be Seeing The End Of Android?

Posted on 02/05/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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This will no doubt not appeal one bit to Android fans, but an article published on Forbes suggests that Android has reached is peak and that the only way it can go is down.

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Grab a Refurbished Amazon Kindle Fire for Just $140!

Posted on 02/05/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire is no iPad, but it can still be useful as a second device to use in situations where you wouldn’t want to take your iPad. And today, Amazon is offering refurbished Kindle Fires for just $140 with free shipping. That’s a slick deal!

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Facebook Messenger to Gain iPad Support and Video Chat

Posted on 02/05/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Facebook has long focused on smartphones over tablets, with Facebook for iPad arriving much, much later than its iPhone counterpart. According to a new report from 9to5Mac, the same is true of Facebook’s recently released Messenger app.

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Spotify Finally Comes to the iPad

Posted on 02/05/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Spotify has finally released their highly anticipated iPad app, bringing their popular music streaming service to the big(ger) screen! The iPad app comes as an update to the existing Spotify iOS app, which is now universal for all iOS devices.

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Mac Tip: Finder, I’m Lost!

Posted on 02/05/2012 by Mark Greentree

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In this Mac tip I take a look at how to locate your current location when navigating endlessly through Finder windows.

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