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OS X Mavericks ‘Official’ Pre-Review Roundup: Faster, Stronger, and Downright Impressive!

Posted on 26/06/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Aside from unveiling OS X Mavericks during their WWDC keynote, Apple also sneakily handed out preview copies of the upcoming version of OS X running on a MacBook Air to a number of prominent journalists. The first Apple-sanctioned hands-on previews have begun hitting the web in force – and pundits all seem to agree, this is one OS X update you won’t want to miss.

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Apple Publicly Applauds Supreme Court for Overturning DOMA Homosexual Marriage Ban

Posted on 26/06/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

As many of you have likely heard, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier today, overturning a proposed ban against benefits for homosexual couples, and strongly implying that banning homosexual marriage is unconstitutional. A number of companies have stood up to applaud the decision – including Apple, who provided a strong statement in support of the decision to AllThingsD.

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Sprint Shareholders Give OK to SoftBank Deal

Posted on 26/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

Sprint Nextel Corp shareholders gave the OK to a sweetened takeover offer from SoftBank Corp on Tuesday, bringing the takeover battle for Sprint to a close. Satellite TV provider Dish had also made a bid for the number 3 U.S. wireless carrier, but dropped out in the face of SoftBank’s higher bid.

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It’s RIP Facebook Phone as AT&T Sells Last of Stock

Posted on 26/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

The grand and glorious “Facebook Phone” experiment seems to be at an end, as CNET reports that AT&T has sold the last of its HTC First handsets and has no plans to order any more.

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Apple Updates iTunes U iOS App With Improved Language Support, Pull-To-Refresh, and More

Posted on 26/06/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple released a nice little update for their iTunes U app – used to take advantage of a host of free online high school and university courses from Stanford and other educational institutions. The update adds significantly improved support for several languages, as well as the addition of a handy pull-to-update feature.

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Listen to Siri’s New Human-Like Voice from iOS 7 (Video)

Posted on 25/06/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Among the many changes Apple has made in iOS 7 are a pair of all-new voices for Siri – and as YouTube user Alex Mackenzie demonstrates in a new video, Apple’s “personal digital assistant” now sounds even more human than ever before – almost eerily so.

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Leaked Photo Appears to Show Apple’s iPhone 5S Display on Production Line

Posted on 25/06/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

A new image floating around on Chinese micro-blogging service Sina Weibo claims to show Apple’s next-gen iPhone display on an active production line, suggesting that mass production of the device is already well underway at Apple’s Chinese manufacturing partners.

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Apple Halting Thunderbolt Display Shipments to Resellers Ahead of New Mac Pro Release

Posted on 25/06/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple’s repeated mentions of 4K support for the new Mac Pro are more than a little interesting, and the Thunderbolt display is, in fact, overdue for an update – so I decided to do a bit of checking around on retail stock levels. What I found was that Apple is apparently restricting new shipments of their Thunderbolt Display until further notice.

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Microsoft Planning to Port ‘Age of the Empires’ and Other PC and Xbox Games to iOS

Posted on 25/06/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Microsoft may not be the most friendly group of folks out there when it comes to working with other companies – particularly Apple. But according to a report from Nikkei (via Reuters), the company is nevertheless planning to bring one if its most popular PC and console games to Apple’s mobile platform – Age of Empires!

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