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Samsung, Apple Continue Global Smartphone Lead – Xiaomi Grabs 3rd

Posted on 30/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Research firm IDG reports the global smartphone market grew 25% in the third quarter of 2014, with Apple hanging in there in second place, Samsung losing marketshare while retaining its lead, and Chinese phone maker Xiaomi grabbing a surprising third place in the rankings.

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Tim Cook’s Open Letter: ‘I’m Proud to be Gay”

Posted on 30/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as a gay man in a letter written for Bloomberg Businessweek. Cook says while it “wasn’t an easy choice,” and that his privacy remains important to him, he has come to realize that his desire for personal privacy has been holding him back from doing something more important.

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iOS 8 Now on 52% of All Active Devices

Posted on 29/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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After five and a half weeks of availability, Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now on 52% of all active iOS devices. Those numbers come from Apple’s own App Store support page for developers.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU Issues

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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MacTrast has reported multiple times this year on reports of graphics issues experienced by owners of 2011 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple has to date ignored the issue, amid claims that it is a manufacturing defect that should be repaired by Apple at no cost.

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Apple Responds to Rite Aid/CVS Apple Pay Embargo

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Following the decision by drugstore chains Rite Aid and CVS to disable Apple Pay support at its checkouts, Apple has finally commented on the situation, telling Business Insider they’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and retailers who have used Apple Pay.

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South Korean iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders Top 100,000 Units

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The WSJ reports Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on pre-order in South Korea on Friday, racking up pre-orders of over 100,000 units. Pre-orders for home grown Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 totaled a third of that, coming in at around 30,000 units for the same time frame when it launched pre-orders back in September.

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