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Apple Fined $1.2 Million by Italian Antitrust Authority

Posted on 27/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

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Italy’s ‘antitrust authority’ Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) has fined Apple €900,000 ($1.2 million) after it was found to be misleading consumers on assistance services and warranties.

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Thunderbolt Technology Available in PCs by Spring 2012

Posted on 27/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

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Intel has notified its partners that it will fully release its Thunderbolt technology in April 2012. Several PC makers are preparing to launch Thunderbolt-supported motherboards, notebooks, and desktop PCs.

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Legal iPhone 4 Siri Port in the Works

Posted on 26/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following a report earlier this month that Apple’s recent new iOS 5.0.1 release made porting Siri to older devices legal, JailbreakNation reports that developers are now working on “i4Siri” – a legal Siri port for the iPhone 4.

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Apple Santa Ad Deemed Best of Holiday Season

Posted on 26/12/2011 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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Apple’s Siri advert, featuring Santa, has been named the best ad of this holiday season by analysis firm Ace Metrix, GigaOM reports. The ad depicts Santa using Siri to find out the weather and directions.

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How to Set Up Your New iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Posted on 26/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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If you just got your hands on a shiny new iOS device, you might be wondering how best to set it up. Apple provides two ways to do this – either using iCloud or using iTunes. Here’s what you need to know.

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Apple’s 15 Years of NeXT

Posted on 26/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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AppleInsider has a lengthy article about the 15 years since Apple’s purchase of NeXT, which was the brainchild of Steve Jobs during his time “in the wilderness”.

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Who Owns a Twitter Account? A Lawsuit May Decide

Posted on 26/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

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What is the value of a tweet? How much is a follower worth? Those are the questions that may be answered as an Oakland, CA company brings a lawsuit against a former employee.

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Newsstand in iOS 5 Fueling Growth of New Magazine Subscriptions

Posted on 26/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

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When Apple launched its Newsstand app in iTunes this fall, the idea was to give newspaper and magazine publishers their own dedicated shelf space, and thereby boost sales. If Popular Science’s sales are any indication, it’s worked!

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How to Track Santa on your iOS Device

Posted on 24/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Wanna know how Santa’s coming along with all those gifts tonight? NORAD shares how you can use Google Maps on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad (and other platforms, of course) to keep track of the big guy tonight!

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Mac Tip: Delete Vs Backspace

Posted on 24/12/2011 by Mark Greentree

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In this Mac tip I take a look at the difference between Delete and Backspace on your keyboard for new users to the Mac.

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