MacTrast News Digest for January 9, 2014

MacTrast News Digest for January 9, 2014

Mac sales got a nice bump in the United States during the holiday quarter, a rumor causes an iPhone component supplier to take a hit in their stock price, a new iPhone case can both charge your phone and put a charge through any attacker, it’s the 7th anniversary of the announcement of the iPhone, and it’s almost the Macintosh’s 30th birthday. (What do you get for the computer that has everything?)


Apple and Samsung CEOs Will Attempt Mediation Before Next Round of Patent Court Fight
CEOs Tim Cook of Apple and Oh-Hyun Kwon of Samsung will take one more shot at mediation before the two companies are scheduled to return to court for the next round in their continuing patent battle. Let’s just hope Kwon isn’t an FSU fan…
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Macintosh 30th Anniversary Celebration Set for January 25
Where were you on January 24, 1984? That was the day the world of computing was changed forever, as the Apple Macintosh debuted. I was in a diner in Fargo, ND. I still have the receipts to prove it.
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CES 2014: The Yellow Jacket Stun Gun iPhone Case is Back – Improved for the iPhone 5/5s
We covered the original Yellow Jacket stun gun/iPhone 4 case back in July of 2012. Now at CES, the company is showing off a new and improved version of the self-defense capable case that will protect both you and your iPhone 5/5s. I just know I’m going to be assigned to review this. GULP!
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Apple Releases OS X Server 3.0.2 Update
Apple has released an update for OS X Server, bringing it up to version 3.0.2. Server v3.0.2 improves the general stability of OS X Server, and fixes issues with upgrade and migration, profile manager, and Xcode services.
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iPhone Camera Module Supplier Sees Stock Drop After Rumor that iPhone 6 Shooter to Remain at 8 Megapixels
Rumors that Apple will not be upgrading the resolution of its rear camera on the next version of their flagship iPhone caused camera module supplier Largan Precision’s stock take a significant dip yesterday. Didn’t anyone learn a lesson from Fleetwood Mac?
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Today Marks the 7th Anniversary of the Debut of the iPhone
Seven years ago today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage during the keynote of the Macworld Expo 2007 in San Francisco, and introduced a device that would revolutionize the mobile device industry. That moment when the Android developers said, “Oh crap!”
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Apple Gives You a Free ’7 Minute Workout Challenge’ to Kick Off the New Year
Apple continues to give away freebies via its Apple Store app, and this time they want to help you keep that New Year’s resolution you made about getting in better shape. (Yeah, you remember that one…)
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U.S. Mac Sales Jump 28.5% in Face of PC Market Shrinkage of 7.5%
The latest figures from Gartner for the fourth quarter of 2013 show Mac sales in the U.S. jumped 28.5% year-over-year, giving Apple a 13.7% share of the market, while the overall PC market shrank 7.5% in the same time frame.
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