MacTrast News Digest for February 4, 2014

MacTrast News Digest for February 4, 2014

Welcome to the MacTrast News Digest for February 4, 2014. we’ve got another lawsuit coming Apple’s way, a behind the scenes video of the making of a video, Tim Cook talks (to) Turkey, Apple makes a $100 million pledge to the government’s ConnectED initiative, there’s a new iOS 7.1 Beta, and free downloads of U2’s latest single add up to $3 million for AIDS research.

Apple Posts Behind the Scenes Video of The Making of ’1-24-14′ Mac 30th Anniversary Video
As a followup to Monday’s “1-24-14″ Mac 30th anniversary video that was filmed exclusively iPhones and then edited on Macs, Apple has released a behind the scene’s video detailing just how the ad was made.
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Turkish Government Confirms Tim Cook’s Meeting Re: iPad Deal
We reported back in December that Apple CEO Tim Cook would be meeting with Turkey’s President Abdullah Gül to personally discuss a possible iPad deal worth over $4 billion. That meeting was scheduled to take place this morning.
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WSJ: Apple Purchasing More Internet Infrastructure – Possibly Prepping for Television
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has quietly been making moves to beef up its Internet infrastructure. While the move may be to simply boost the performance of its existing online services, the publication speculates that it could also be preparing for the release of its long-rumored Apple television set.
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Apple Pledges $100M in iPads and Other Tools to ConnectED Education Program
President Barack Obama has announced commitments from U.S. companies totaling around $750 million to the government’s ConnectEd initiative.
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Free Downloads of U2′s ‘Invisible’ Net $3M to Support Product (RED)
Over 3 million iTunes users took advantage of the free download of U2′s newest single “Invisible,” in the short period it was available, pushing Bank of America’s donation to the Global Fund past $3 million.
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Apple Drops iOS 7.1 Beta 5, Build 11D5145e to Developers – Includes New Siri Voices
Two weeks after the previous beta, Apple has released iOS 7.1 Beta 5 to developers. No word on what the new beta addresses, but we’ll keep our eyes open and let you know what info comes to light.
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Adobe Releases ‘Critical’ Update for Flash to Address Security Vulnerability
Adobe has released a critical update for Adobe Flash Player on the Mac, Linux, and Windows platforms. The update addresses a zero-day exploit that gives hackers complete control over a compromised system. The vulnerability has been documented in the wild.
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Apple Faces New Patent Suit Over 64-Bit A7 Processor Used in iPhone and iPad
Apple is being accused of infringing a patent held by The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The lawsuit, filed in the Wisconsin Western District Court, alleges that Apple is infringing a patent that covers technology the company has used in the A7 64-bit mobile processor.
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