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Apple Sets Fiscal Q3 Earnings Call for July 22nd – First Call for New CFO Maesrti

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has announced on its Investor Relations webpage that it has set July 22nd as the date for its Fiscal Q3 2014 earnings call. It will be the first such event for the company’s new CFO, Luca Maestri, since he officially took over the role of CFO. The call will take place at 2:00PM Pacific / 5:00 PM Eastern time.

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AppleCare+ Purchase Window Extended to 60 Days – Standard AppleCare Discontinued

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is making some significant changes in its AppleCare support offerings. It will be extending the purchase window for buying AppleCare+ to 60 days, and will be discontinuing the standard AppleCare offering in order to concentrate on sales of AppleCare+, which provides support for up to two incidents of accidental damage, in addition to two years of premium support.

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Apple’s Newly Revamped 16GB iPod touch Rolls Out in More Countries

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple iPod fans throughout Europe, Asia, and South America now have the opportunity to grab Apple’s new 16GB iPod touch, as the revamped model has launched in a number of new countries just five short days after its debut in the United States. The new model offers feature parity with its larger touch siblings, including a 5MP iSight rear-facing camera.

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1Password Beta for iOS 8: App Extensions, 3rd Party Touch ID Access

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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AgileBits recently released an iOS 8 beta version of their popular password manager app, 1Password, that takes advantage of two new features of iOS 8′s new APIs allowing developers to use the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and Extensions, which allow developers to integrate their own software into share sheets with other apps.

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Apple Reportedly Building Its Own In-House Speech Recognition Team for Siri

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Mid-June saw a report from The Wall Street Journal claiming that Nuance, the company behind the speech recognition technology that powers Apple’s virtual assistant Siri, was in talks to be acquired by Samsung Electronics. A new report, this time from Wired, says Apple is putting together its own in-house speech recognition team to power future versions of Siri.

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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.4 Update – Includes Wi-Fi Fixes, Safari 7.0.5, More

Posted on 30/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Right on the heels of an update to iOS 7.1.2, Apple has also released an OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 update for Mac users. The update contains numerous fixes, including stability and security fixes, a fix for a Wi-Fi issue that prevented some Mac from automatically connecting to known networks, and Safari 7.0.5.

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Apple Releases iOS 7.1.2 – iBeacon Improvements, Mail Fixes, More

Posted on 30/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has just released iOS 7.1.2 to the public. The minor update, coming over two months after the release of iOS 7.1.1, includes bug fixes and security improvements, an email attachment security fix, and improved iBeacon connectivity and stability.

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Apple Expands iPhone Trade-In Program to Italy – Coming Soon to Australia

Posted on 30/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has expanded its Apple Store iPhone “reuse and recycle” trade-in program to a new market: Italy. The Italy Apple Store listings in the official Apple Store app indicate that Apple is offering up to €220, (roughly $300 USD), for the trade-in of older model iPhones.

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