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iOS 8 Is Now on 56% of Active iOS Devices

Posted on 12/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Seven and a half weeks after its release, iOS 8 is installed on 56% of all active devices. Those numbers come from Apple’s App Store support page for its developers.

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Apple to Face Lawsuit Over iMessages Phone-Switching Issue

Posted on 11/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A federal judge has ruled that Apple will have to face a lawsuit over the iMessage issue where users who left their iPhone in favor of an Android or other device found they could no longer receive messages from their iPhone-using contacts.

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Can’t Afford to Bid on an Apple 1? Build It Yourself!

Posted on 11/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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With working models of the original Apple 1 going for an easy six figures in auctions, not everyone can afford to bid on the computer that started it all for Apple. However, you COULD build your own…

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MacTrast Deals: The Ultimate Cult Comedy Classics Movie Bundle

Posted on 11/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Here’s your chance to get Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Russell Brand and Jason Segel all wrapped up for the holidays! OK, they squirmed a little too much when we tried to do that. So, how about 4 great comedy classics starring them instead?

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MacTrast Deals: The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera

Posted on 11/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Sure, you can terrorize the cat with any flying toy, but this one videos it so you can upload it to Facebook later! Here’s your chance to own the Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 With Aerial Camera, for just $74.99!

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Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.10.1 Beta to Developers

Posted on 11/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple on Monday seeded build 14B23 of OS X 10.10.1 to developers, coming one week after the first OS X 10.10.1 beta seed, build 14B17. OS X Yosemite 10.10.0 was released to the public in October.

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Review: myCharge Energy Shot – A Compact Portable Charger for Your iPhone

Posted on 11/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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There’s not an iPhone user among us that hasn’t found his device running out of power just when you needed it most. Wouldn’t it be great to have a charger you could keep in your pocket, purse, or backpack that wouldn’t take up much room, but would always be available when you needed a quick charge for your device? Enter the myCharge Energy Shot.

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UK Supermarket Chain Sainsbury’s New App Aims to Allow You to Skip The Checkout

Posted on 10/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is taking its best shot at integrating the physical shopping experience with its customers’ mobile devices with a new app that allows you to create a shopping list, will guide you to the items in the store, and then allow you to pay for your groceries via your smartphone, skipping a visit to the checkout line completely.

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Apple Increases Enterprise Market Share in Q3 2014

Posted on 10/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple iOS operating system made a nice turnaround this past quarter, as it reversed a trend of quarterly declines and increased its share of the enterprise market. Android lost ground during the same quarter.

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Nova Bluetooth Flash Now Available in Apple Stores and Online

Posted on 10/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Kickstarter success story Nova – The Bluetooth flash for the iPhone – is now available in the Apple Store, both online and in stores. Nova supplies a wireless flash for your iPhone that helps you capture photos that are more consistent and better lit than those using the iPhone’s built-in flash.

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