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  • MacTrast Deals: The Icon Bluetooth Speaker

    1 August 2014, 9:25 am by: Chris Hauk

    Thursday's MacTrast Deal is especially for those music lovers out there - You know who you are.
  • Apple Set to Phase Out Approximately 200 Beats Employees

    31 July 2014, 4:03 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Apple has begun making offers to Beats employees that will see the phasing out of roughly 200 of the 700 positions that are moving to Apple as part of its Beats Electronics and Beats Music acquisitions.
  • T-Mobile Tops 50 Million Subscribers, Shows Profit for Q2

    31 July 2014, 1:54 pm by: Chris Hauk

    T-Mobile's moves to reinvent itself, and in someways reinvent the cellular phone industry, look as if they may finally be paying off, as the company reported its second quarter earnings today, showing a surprising $391 million profit for the quarter.
  • Apple Store to Begin In-Store iPhone 5s Screen Replacements August 4th

    31 July 2014, 1:28 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Apple is set to begin replacements of damaged iPhone 5s screens in its U.S. and Canada retail stores beginning August 4th.
  • Developer Readdle Celebrates Its 7th Birthday By Cutting up to 70% Off App Prices

    31 July 2014, 12:04 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Readdle, developer of such popular iOS apps as PDF Expert 5, PDF Converter, and Scanner Pro is celebrating its 7th birthday by slashing the price of its apps by as much as 70%.
  • Popular Music Identification App Shazam Comes to The Mac

    31 July 2014, 10:40 am by: Chris Hauk

    Popular music identification app Shazam has finally made it to the Mac. The app sits quietly in your menu bar, listening for music it can identify. When it recognizes a piece of music, it alerts you with a notification, informing you as to the name of the song…
  • Rumor: iPhone 6 to Launch Tuesday, October 14 as Part of ‘Busy Month’

    31 July 2014, 9:35 am by: Chris Hauk

    A new report cites a source with knowledge of an internal Apple Retail Store meeting in saying that Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, October 14. The source also added that the whole month of October would be very busy for stores and the…
  • Apple Releases EFI Firmware 2.9.1 Update For 2011 MacBook Air Models

    31 July 2014, 9:06 am by: Chris Hauk

    Apple has released its EFI Firmware Update, version 2.9 for 2011 MacBook Air models, after the original update caused trouble for various MacBook Air users.
  • Apple Seeds First Beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to Developers

    30 July 2014, 4:58 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Apple seeded the first build of OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks to developers on Wednesday. The build is labeled as 13F7. The company released OS X 10.9.4 to the public one month ago.
  • Matt Walsh Visits The Conan O’Brien Show to ‘Demonstrate’ How To Make Your Own iPad

    30 July 2014, 4:47 pm by: Chris Hauk

    We're not afraid to admit that we're fans of Conan O'Brien. (A little embarrassed, but not afraid.) And we'll also admit that he has presented some great Apple-related videos. This is not one of them. Matt Walsh shows how to make your own iPad by using…
  • Report: New Apple TV Delayed Due to Stalled Content Deals

    30 July 2014, 4:07 pm by: Chris Hauk

    The much-rumored new Apple TV has yet to show its face on the shelves of your local Apple Store, and a new report from The Information claims you won't be seeing it there until 2015.
  • Free Mobile Carrier FreedomPop Now Selling iPad minis With Free Data, Text, and Voice Service

    30 July 2014, 2:01 pm by: Chris Hauk

    FreedomPop, the free mobile service company that offers free voice, text and data to customers, has announced that it is now offering discounted LTE tablets with free data, as well as expanding the tablet's functionality to allow phone capabilities. FreedomPop…
  • Russia Asks Apple to Share Its iOS and Mac Source Code

    30 July 2014, 12:43 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Russia has asked Apple to give the Russian government access to the company's source code to ensure that its iOS devices and Mac computers aren't being used for spying.
  • MacTrast Deals: The Productive Design Mac Bundle – Just $39!

    30 July 2014, 11:50 am by: Chris Hauk

    If you're the creative type, you already know your Mac is an excellent machine to create your work on. Today's MacTrast Deal makes it even easier to be more productive when it comes to your design projects.
  • New iPhone App Allows Users to Make Secure Calls at no Cost

    30 July 2014, 10:48 am by: Chris Hauk

    Tuesday saw the release of a new encrypted phone app for the iPhone. Signal, released by open source software group Open Whisper Systems, allows users to make secure calls on the iPhone at no cost.
  • Apple Reminds Customers About Their No-Tax Holidays

    30 July 2014, 9:46 am by: Chris Hauk

    Apple has sent out an email to customers about their state's upcoming no-tax holiday. The emails, sent to customers in the nine U.S. states with a no-tax holiday, reminds customers that they can buy Apple products, including computers and software - either in…
  • Unreleased ‘Mid 2014′ Mac mini and 27-in iMac Briefly Referenced on Apple Support Page

    30 July 2014, 9:26 am by: Chris Hauk

    Apple's support page for Boot Camp was recently update, and included references to both a "Mid 2014" Mac mini, and a "Mid 2014" 27-inch iMac." Both references have reportedly been removed from the page, but a cached version of the page shows both models.
  • Ford Dropping BlackBerry Devices in Favor of Apple’s iPhone

    29 July 2014, 4:17 pm by: Chris Hauk

    It appears Ford does truly have "a better idea" when it comes to mobile devices for use by its employees, as the car maker is planning to transition away from the use of BlackBerry devices, providing approximately 3,300 workers with iPhones by the end of the…
  • Smash and Grab Thieves Make Off With MacBooks From Durham, NC Apple Store

    29 July 2014, 1:59 pm by: Chris Hauk

    An unknown number of MacBooks were stolen last night in a smash-and-grab theft at the Southpoint Mall Apple Store location in Durham, North Carolina. The MacBook units were on display in the front section of the store.
  • Popcorn Time’s Torrents Streamer to Get AirPlay Support

    29 July 2014, 12:57 pm by: Chris Hauk

    Popcorn Time, the somewhat questionable service that allows you to stream movie torrents just like they were Netflix content, is adding another great feature to their Mac and PC clients. The service will soon add AirPlay ability to both clients, allowing…

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