MacTrast News Digest for January 13, 2014

MacTrast News Digest for January 13, 2014

UGH! It’s Monday, and it’s cold and rainy outside the stateside offices of MacTrast. Here’s hoping the weather is better in your neck of the woods, but if it isn’t, maybe these stories will help you stay warm and dry. Well, the Nest Thermostat-related one, anyway…

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iOS 7.1 Beta 3 Allows Users to Delete OTA Installation Files
The third beta of iOS 7.1 includes a feature to allow users to delete unwanted over-the-air files that are automatically downloaded whenever an iPhone is connected to a power source.
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Google Acquires Thermostat Maker Nest for $3.2 Billion Cash
Bloomberg is reporting that Google is acquiring Nest Labs, the smartphone controlled thermostats and fire alarm maker that was founder by the “Father of the iPod,” Tony Fadell.
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Hipjot iOS Swiping Keyboard Allows Users to Type up to 120 WPM
There’s a new “Swype-Style” keyboard available for iOS, but unfortunately, it’s only currently available in one app. Apple developer Yose Widjaja is showing off the operation of the new virtual keyboard in his Hipjot note taking app.
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New ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Trailer Skewers Internet Commentators
Last night’s Golden Globes telecast saw the debut of a new trailer for the upcoming “Muppets Most Wanted” movie. The new ad did an excellent job of skewering both Internet feuds and those Twitter comments that are used in movie ads. Sure, it’s not Apple-related, but come on, it’s the Muppets!
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Apple’s New Mac Pro Goes on Sale in Europe Following Ban of Previous Model
Deliveries of Apple’s all-new Mac Pro have begun in Europe, the first time in almost a year that customers have been able to get their hands on the company’s top of the line pro setup.
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Theft of Apple Devices Fuel Continued Rise in Grand Larcenies in NYC
New data from the New York Police Department shows the rising theft numbers involving devices such as the iPhone and iPad continued to fuel the ever rising numbers of grand larcenies last year in New York City.
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Refurbished Late 2013 15-in Retina MacBook Pros Now Available in the Online Apple Store
If you’ve been holding off buying the latest model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display until there were refurbished models available, your time has arrived.
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Apple Debuts New iPad Ad ‘Your Verse’ – Real Users Stories
Apple has debuted a new television ad for the iPad this weekend, running during the NFL Playoffs. The spot shows the iPad being used in a variety of situations. A new website, entitled “Your Verse,” has also debuted to detail some of the stories told in the spot.
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That’s all for today folks! Stay warm and dry and we’ll see you tomorrow!

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