MacTrast News Digest for January 14, 2014

MacTrast News Digest for January 14, 2014

Tuesday just doesn’t seem to rate the fear or love that other days of the week seem to inspire in people. It doesn’t get songs written about it, its not dreaded all weekend long, and god forbid it gets a cute nickname. (“Uphill Day” anyone?) I do however, believe a discount store is named after it, or at least the early part of it… Anyhow, news still happens on Tuesday, so…

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Winamp Lives – iOS App Coming Later This Year
You may remember WinAmp, the music player that it seemed like everyone used back in the late ’90s. Well, it was supposed to shut down on December 21st, but it seems it has gotten a reprieve, as it is now 2014, and the service is still rocking. (And rolling, I assume.)
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Gartner: Fewer Than 1 in 10,000 Apps to be Financially Successful by 2018
Developers that are finding it a tough row to hoe when attempting to profit financially from their mobile apps now are only going to find it even tougher in the years to come, says a Gartner forecast.
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WSJ: Foxconn Has Shipped Over 1.4M iPhone 5s Handsets for China Mobile Launch
The Wall Street Journal reports that China Mobile has stockpiled over 1.4 million iPhone 5s handsets in preparation for the launch of the device on its network this Friday.
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Apple’s Motion to Remove E-Books Antitrust Monitor is Denied
Apple has had its motion to remove a court-appointed e-book antitrust monitor denied on Monday by a Federal District Court Judge.
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Rumor: Apple to Bring Back 8GB iPhone 4 to Shore Up Sagging India Sales
Apple is apparently set to bring back an old favorite from yesteryear to customers in India. The company is reportedly preparing to bring back the 8GB iPhone 4 exclusively in the Indian market.
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Why Did Google Buy Nest? Why Did Nest Go With Google?
The word is out, Google has bought connected thermostat and smoke detector maker Nest for $3.2 billion in cash. But why did Google want Nest? And why did Nest choose to go with Google instead of, say… Apple?
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Aaron Sorkin Turns In First Draft of Steve Jobs Bio Film
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has reportedly turned in the first draft of his script for a feature film biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. The Academy Award-winning screenwriter’s script is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography of Jobs.
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VirnetX Bidding to Add Apple’s Recent Products to FaceTime Lawsuit
Patent holding company VirnetX has announced it will make an attempt to add Apple’s most recent products to an ongoing patent infringement action that accuses Apple of violating VirnetX’s secure networking patents.
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That’s it for Tuesday, have a great evening and we’ll see you tomorrow for “Hump D…” No, I refuse go there.

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