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Apple Reopens Russian Online Store With 35 Percent iPhone Price Increase

Apple yesterday re-opened its Russian online store front with significant price hikes to compensate for changes in the value of the ruble. Apple last week closed the store to review its pricing after a dramatic drop in the ruble, which lost as much as 30 percent of its value.<p>According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, …

Apple introduces 14-day return on iTunes, scaring coders and musicians

Apple’s iTunes will now offer a refund, no questions asked, for 14 days after purchase, leading to worries that unscrupulous users might scam the store<p>European users of Apple’s iTunes stores can now “return” goods without giving a reason for up to 14 days after purchase, bringing the company in …

Apple eyes way to leave fingerprints in the cloud

Apple has envisioned a technology that would sync your Touch ID data with other mobile devices, as well as point-of-sale systems, via iCloud.<p>Published on Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, a patent filing called "Finger biometric sensor data synchronization via a cloud computing device …

Information Systems

Apple Just Released A New iPhone Update That May Solve One Of The Biggest Annoyances With iOS 8

The new update reduces the amount of storage required to install software updates on the iPhone. Apple previously required that users have 5GB of free storage on their iPhone or iPad to successfully download and install iOS 8.<p>Now, Apple seems to have addressed that concern shortly after it was hit …

100 Years of Earthquake Data Becomes an 8-Day-Long Orchestral Arrangement

David Johnson created a program that built an orchestra composition from a century of seismic waves.<p>If the Earth's tremors were performed by a full orchestra, it might sound like creative technologist David Johnson’s “data auralizations.” Using 100 years of global earthquake data—a set that …

Apple Watch goes on sale in April “on schedule,” says Tim Cook

There isn’t much more time to wait for the Apple Watch, which up until today was expected in “early 2015.” Apple will start shipping its watch on an …

Apple Watch

Apple's China iPhone Coup Shows Angela Ahrendts Is Worth Every Penny

On Tuesday, Apple posted its highest quarterly profit in history: $18 billion, on a staggering $74.6 billion of revenue, much of it from holiday sales of iPhones and Mac laptops.<p>The Cupertino, Calif. tech giant reported that sales in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were up 70% on the same period a year …