MacTrast News Digest – February 17, 2014

MacTrast News Digest – February 17, 2014

Mavericks Install ThumbApple Drops Build 13C62 of OS X 10.9.2 to Devs
Apple seeded build 13C62 of OS X 10.9.2 to developers today, marking the seventh beta of OS X 10.9.2. The release comes five days after the sixth beta of the OS. The update is available for registered Mac developers.

tsmc_logo_thumbLow Yield Numbers Reportedly Causes Samsung to Drop Out of A8 Chip Production
If this morning’s report from TechNews Taiwan, is correct, Apple may be relying on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) for all of its A8 processor production in 2014.

tetris_iconApple Offers Official Tetris App Free Via Apple Store App
Apple is offering the official Tetris game from Electronic Arts for free via its Apple Store iOS app. Apple periodically offers free apps, books, music, and other content to promote usage of its Apple Store app.

tesla-logo_thumbReport: Apple May Have Considered Purchase of Electric Car Maker Tesla
A new report from the San Francisco Chronicle claims Apple may have explored a possible purchase of electric car maker Tesla last year.

brazil-flag-thumbHigh Prices Don’t Deter Huge Crowds Attending Opening of New Brazil Apple Store
Approximately 1,700 people attended the opening of Brazil’s first retail store in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. The huge crowd showed up at the Village Mall store, in spite of steep import tariffs which mean prices are 80% higher than those in the U.S.

basis_thumbFitness Smartwatch Firm Basis Science Reportedly Up For Grabs – Talking to Apple, Others
Basis Science, makers of the Basis Health Tracker Watch, is reportedly up for grabs, and has been talking to tech companies, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung.

presidents_britannica_kidsCelebrate President’s Day With Britannica Kids: U.S. Presidents
Encyclopaedia Britannica has announced an update to their mobile app,“Britannica Kids: U.S. Presidents,” just in time for Presidents’ Day.

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Kuo: 12.9-inch iPad Unlikely This Year – iPad Air Possibly Only Refreshed Tablet
If you’re waiting for the much-rumored 12.9-inch “iPad Pro,” don’t hold your breath, because blue isn’t your color…