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Apple's Steve Jobs To Be Featured On U.S. Postage Stamp

Apple founder Steve Jobs, a man who probably did as much as anyone to set in motion the slow but steady demise of snail mail, will be featured on a U.S. postage stamp, according to a document from the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee.<p>The Jobs collectible stamp is slated for release in 2015 and is …

Steve Jobs Featured In New Exhibition At National Portrait Gallery

Last week we revealed that Steve Jobs was set to feature in a forthcoming exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, titled “American Cool.”<p>With the exhibition having now opened, this is the portrait of the Apple co-founder that curators Joel Dinerstein and Frank H. Goodyear III chose to use: an …

New Apple TV hardware references already appearing in iOS 7 builds

We reported last fall that a revamped Apple TV set-top-box is in the works, and then we learned earlier this year that the new box would likely be introduced in the first half of 2014. Sources said at the time that the new model would be redesigned (at least on the inside) and would sport new …

The New Gold Standard In Currency? iPhones!

Everyone knows that there’s a lucrative black market in iPhones, particularly in Asia, but did you know that iPhones are increasingly being used as currency? That’s the case in Rome, at least, where at least one journalist is using iPhones as a way to pay his bills.<p>Over at Businessweek, Vernon …

Apple TV: Meet the Beatles. New channel celebrates 50 years since US debut

Apple has created a dedicated channel for <i>The Beatles</i> in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. appearance of the 60s pop group on <i>The Ed Sullivan Show</i>. The show footage is available “for a limited time,” and you can listen to the U.S. albums which are also available on iTunes for the …

Carl Icahn withdraws $50B buyback proposal as institutional advisory firms side with Apple [Updated]

<i>Update: Carl Icahn has now withdrawn his proposal in the light of the ISS recommendation against it.</i><p>Prominent institutional advisors Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and smaller firm Egan-Jones have both advised shareholders to vote against billionaire investor Carl Icahn’s resolution …

What If The iPhone 6 Was Inspired By Back To The Future?

iMessage, Facetime, Siri… what will Apple’s next innovation be? This video humorously speculates that for the iPhone 6, Apple might take a page from Emmett Brown’s book with the iFlux Capacitor, an app that will allow any car to travel back in time, take photos in another century, as well as let …

Wall Street not thinking positively about Apple’s upcoming earnings

Apple(s AAPL) earnings are over a week away, but anticipation of the results are dribbling out. So far, they’re showing some dampened expectations …

AirPort Utility for Mac and iOS Updated with Bug Fix

Both the Mac and iOS versions of AirPort Utility have received an update today, fixing an issue that caused some AirPort Base Stations not to be recognized by the apps.<p>The bug fix follows last month's AirPort Utility update that added support for Apple's new AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time …

Sony Music Unlimited for iOS adds high-quality streams and offline mode

Just a few weeks ago, we learned that Sony Music Unlimited for iOS would be introducing offline mode and high-quality streaming, and today that update has gone live in the app store. Music Unlimited subscribers can now save songs, albums and playlists for easy listening even when short an internet …

Want a cheaper MacBook or iPad? Head to Malaysia

Earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked why Apple products weren’t less expensive. His response: Apple doesn’t want to sacrifice quality for price.<p>Curious then that Apple products in Malaysia are the cheapest in Asia, and cheaper than those in the US or Europe. According to this breakdown …

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Apple continues to grow as top smartphone vendor in US during May

Research firm comScore is out today with its usual report covering U.S. smartphone subscriber market share for the three month period ending in May. Over the last three months Apple has gained in both categories including ‘top smartphone OEMs’ and ‘OS usage’, continuing its lead as the top …

OS X Mavericks, iCloud and the rise of the populist file system

Tags wasn’t an enormous part of Apple’s WWDC keynote, but the more I think about it, the more implications that it has for the future of the file system on OS X.<p>In fact, it’s something I’ve been thinking about since a panel I was on at Macworld expo earlier this year. The topic was iCloud, App …

Apple Saw Over One-Third Of Mobile Ad Requests In Q1, Adfonic Says, But Samsung Surges In Engagement

Apple continues to rule the roost when it comes to mobile ad share, according to UK-based ad firm Adfonic, but Samsung is winning a small victory in terms of seeing higher engagement for ads displayed on its smartphones, with better click-through-rates (CTR) and higher earned cost-per-mille (eCPM). …

Apple May Dominate Market, but Samsung Users Engage More With Ads

While advertisers have a far greater reach on iOS, Samsung users are more likely to engage with ads.<p>An analysis of mobile ad trends from U.K.-based …

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Want a free iPhone 5? Try Best Buy's limited trade-in program

Got an old iPhone lying around? For one day only, you can trade that for a free iPhone 5 at Best Buy.<p>Best Buy on Saturday will give customers a $150 trade-in credit for any working iPhone 4 or 4S, making the iPhone 5 free. The only out-of-pocket costs for the customer will be any applicable sales …

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What Happens When You Wear Your Computer? D11 Speakers Sound Off.

Your smartphone is an incredibly powerful computer that fits inside your pocket.<p>So, what happens when you put that technology on even smaller …

Camino browser ends development after ten years

The open source web browser Camino is no longer in development, after landing on Macs about a decade ago. Camino's developers felt that it had fallen behind modern browsers like Chrome and Firefox, and that continuing to slowly develop the browser would lead to serious security issues for its …

iPads Still Completely Dominate U.S. Tablet Usage

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.</i><p><b>BII iPads Account For More Than 80 Percent Of Tablet Use (Chitika)</b><br>The iPad family accounted for 81% of tablet …

Apple Updates Service Tech Training and Certification Program

Apple has updated its Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) Certification, making it easier for individuals to get their initial certifications and for existing techs to keep theirs without yearly recertification exams.<p>The company is making its AppleCare technician certifications permanent as …

Wearables and Sensors Big Topics at All Things D

There were very few product announcement at the Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital Conference that wrapped up on Thursday, but there was plenty of talk — and a couple of products — focusing on the trends of wearable technology and ubiquitous sensors.<p><b>Profound area for technology</b><p>It started on …

Apple Ends OS X 10.8.4 Beta Testing Program, Suggesting Imminent Release

Apple may be planning to release the final version of OS X 10.8.4 in the near future, as it today sent out notices to AppleSeed members announcing the closure of the OS X 10.8.4 software update project.<p>As noted by <i>AppleInsider</i>, participants received a notification stating that weekend infrastructure …