MacTrast News Digest for January 23, 2014

MacTrast News Digest for January 23, 2014

It’s Thursday, and we’re just one day short of the Macintosh’s 30th birthday. Be sure to visit MacTrast for some great celebratory articles on Friday! But now, for today we have: iPhone 5s users gobbling up cellular data, while the iPhone 5c has more memory to offer its users. Graphics editing app Pixelmator gets a real nice upgrade, and Carl Icahn writes a love letter to his fans. All this and more, in the MacTrast News Digest for January 23, 2014.

Apple Has a Fix in The Works for iOS 7 Home Screen and App Crashes
Raise your hand if your iPhone has been randomly rebooting at least once a week since you updated to iOS 7. (Yup! Right here…) Well, there’s good news for users like us, as Apple reportedly has a fix in the works.
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iPhone 5s Owners Use 20% More Data Than iPhone 5 Owners Did Last Year
Owners of Apple’s flagship iPhone 5s handset use significantly more data than iPhone 5 users gobbled last year – 20% more, says a new report from JDSU. The writer of the study calls it an “unprecedented increase” in uplink and downlink data demands.
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Apple’s 16GB iPhone 5c Has The Most Available Memory Straight Out of The Box
You see a smartphone advertised as having 16GB of storage capacity, but when you check available space, right out of the box, you find that no smartphone actually delivers that much capacity.
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Apple Looking at Ways to Deliver Ads Based on Behavior and Mood
Perhaps the next bit of wearable tech might be a mood ring? While we’re pretty sure Apple isn’t working on a Bluetooth connected mood ring, they are looking at ways to target ads to users based on such metrics as behavior and mood.
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SteelSeries Stratus Wireless iOS 7 Gaming Controller Debuts With a $20 Lower Price Tag
SteelSeries began accepting pre-orders for its MFi-certified Stratus gaming controller earlier this month for $99.99. The controllers are available as of today, and they come with a welcome new feature, a lowered price of $79.99.
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Pixelmator 3.1 ‘Marble’ Released – Brings Dual GPU Support, 16-Bit Support for Mac Pro, More
The Pixelmator Team has released a very nice update for their popular image editing app for the Mac. Pixelmator 3.1 “Marble” brings Dual GPU and 16-bit support for the new Mac Pro, improved RAW images support, re-enabling of various effects, and more!
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Rumor: March Will Bring Update for Apple TV – Games, Bluetooth Controller Support
iLounge says a “reliable source” has informed them that the Apple TV will be getting gaming and Bluetooth controller support in March, or maybe even earlier.
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Carl Icahn Reveals Another $500M Investment In Apple, Promotes Buyback Proposal in Letter to Investors
Carl Icahn – he of the activist investor bent – revealed on Thursday that he has invested another $500 million in Apple, which brings his piece of the company to $3.6 billion. He also issued a new 7-page opus to investors, in an attempt to encourage them to vote in favor of his stock buyback proposal.
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That’s all for today, be sure to join us tomorrow for the 30th birthday celebration of the Macintosh!

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