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LAST CHANCE: Keep Your Mac Safe 24/7 With MacKeeper [Deals]

Your Mac is a machine that can do a whole lot for you – but even your Mac needs some fine-tuning every once in a while. What if you could not only have a means to maintain your Mac…but also enhance it?<p>Enter MacKeeper – an award-winning all-in-one system utility that includes 16 powerful maintenance …

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What Will Apple Use Flexible Displays For? Everything!

Apple is working on the use of flexible-glass touch displays. Which products will Apple use flexible displays in?<p>The answer is: all of them.<p>When people think about flexible displays, they think about small-screen gadgets like iWatches and curved-glass iPhones. What most don’t realize is that …

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Barry For iOS Save Screenshots Of Entire Web Pages

Ever wanted to save a picture of an entire webpage? I have. Last time I made a style guide for our Cult of Mac reviews, I wanted to take a picture and scrawl notes on it. Could I find an app to help? Could I hell. In the end I resorted to printing PDF on my Mac and…. I can’t really remember. It was …

Chinese Scammers Fool Apple Into Supplying Genuine Parts For Fake iPhones

Five employees working at an official iPhone distributor in China have been arrested after exploiting Apple’s returns policy by exchanging fake iPhone parts for real ones. The group sent 121 fake iPhone 4S BAND parts to have them exchanged for real ones worth around CN¥400,000 ($64,117), which they …

Mastering Alfred 2.0 On Your Mac: Quickly Launch Apps With A Hotkey [OS X Tips]

If you haven’t been using Alfred, the amazing app launcher (and much more) on your Mac, you’ve been missing out. It started out as an app launcher, a la Quicksilver, but continued to get improvements and additions over time until now, version 2.0 can do a ton of things on your Mac, all with a quick …

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WSJ: Foxconn Now Recruiting In Preparation For The iPhone 5S

Foxconn has begun taking on new workers as it prepares to begin production of Apple’s next iPhone, according to two seperate reports from Bloomberg <i></i>and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>The company has added to its numbers at an iPhone plant in Zhengzhou, eastern China, ending a freeze on recruitment that was …

iPad 5 may be slimmer & lighter thanks to backlighting & touchscreen improvements

Improvements to both backlighting and touchscreen of the iPad 5 display will allow the new model to be both slimmer and lighter, according to a display analyst in an email to <i>CNET …</i><p>“It’s likely that part of the thinner/lighter design will be reducing the size of the LED backlight, partly by making …

Ex-Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch to head former team of iPod engineers on new (iWatch?) projects

French site <i>MacG</i> suggests that Kevin Lynch, the former CTO of Adobe hired by Apple almost a month ago, may now be heading up the iWatch project. Lynch is a VP of Technologies, reporting directly to Senior VP Bob Mansfield.<p>We have learned that Kevin Lynch has a created a new team inside Apple with a …

More reports claim next iPhone to include fingerprint tech, could lead to launch delays

Brian White, Topeka Capital’s Apple analyst that previously gave some quite <i>out there</i> predictions for an Apple TV with “iRing”, today is saying that his recent checks with suppliers in Asia indicate Apple will include fingerprint sensor tech in the next iPhone. For what it’s worth, White says it …

Verizon unveils 1 year “Device Payment Plan” for yearly updaters, moves full subsidies to 24 months

Verizon announced a few notable changes this week, possibly in response to T-Mobile’s new ‘Uncarrier’ pricing structure.<p>The first change enforces 24-month contracts and restricts subsidized upgrades during that period. Customers will no longer enjoy ‘early upgrades’ after 20-months, as was …

Apple board member Bill Campbell points to future with intimate devices like Google Glass and iWatches [Video]

Businessweek covers a talk given by Apple (and former Google) board member Bill Campbell who “held court” on Friday at the Mountain View headquarters of Intuit, where he serves as chairman. Notably, he discussed former Apple execs Tony Fadell who now runs Nest and Ron Johnson who just got fired …

Chinese scammers turn fake parts into real iPhones

In an ironic twist on the controversy over Apple’s return policies in China, five employees at a Chinese electronics store have been arrested for a scam in which they claimed to have carried out iPhone repairs, sending components from fake phones back to Apple and using the ‘replacement’ parts to …

Four out of five highest-paid execs in the USA work at Apple

<i>Bloomerg</i> reports that four out of the five highest-rewarded execs in Standard & Poor’s top 500 companies are Apple execs. In all four cases, their base salaries are a relatively modest $805,400, with the balance paid in stock options.<p>The four Apple employees are Bob Mansfield, Senior VP of …

iPhone-controlled bionic hands allow father to hold daughter’s hand for first time since accident

A new type of prosthetic hand partly controlled by an iPhone app has allowed a father to hold his daughter’s hand for the first time since an accident four years ago in which both hands had to be amputated …<p>Conventional prosthetic hands have a limited range of movements, typically with all four …

Review: ifrogz vs iWood iPhone cases – does wood work?

I’ve never been greatly enamoured of the concept of phone cases. You pay all that money for a beautiful design that Jony Ive and his team sweated over for months, then hide it in some butt-ugly plastic case.<p>I’ve always just used a matte screen-protector (as much to remove reflections as protect the …

Foxconn Sales Down In Q1 2013 Following ‘Disappointing’ iPhone Demand

Foxconn sales declined 19% during the first quarter of 2013, and “disappointing” demand for Apple’s iPhone is getting the blame, Reuters reports. Between January and March, the company’s sales totaled NT$808.97 billion ($26.96 billion), down from NT$988.24 billion ($32.99 billion) in the fourth …

Apple Has Reportedly Fired Samsung From A7 Chip Production

We’ve all heard the rumors that Apple will move away from Samsung and find another fab to make all of their sexy, super-fast A-series processors, but today, <i>The Korea Times</i> is reporting it as a done deal, saying that Apple has shut Samsung out entirely from the design of their A7 processors. Who are …

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Teens Still Greasily Covet iPhone, But Find Android Tablets Increasingly “Fetch”

Piper Jaffray has once again asked the teenage blight upon our fair nation to stop popping pimples and sexting for a second to tell them what gadgets they want to buy next year. And, duh, it’s the iPhone.<p>According to the survey, 91% of 5200 teens surveyed says that they want their next high-tech …

SimCity Coming To Mac On June 11, Those Who Bought It On PC Get It Free

EA and Maxis have today announced that their latest <i>SimCity</i> game is coming to the Mac on June 11, and pre-purchasing will begin tomorrow, April 11. The title will be available to download through Origin for Mac — which launched earlier this year — and those who have already bought the title on PC …

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Former Apple CEO John Sculley: Samsung Should Hire Ex-Apple Retail Chief Ron Johnson

Now that former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson has been fired from his CEO gig at JC Penney, there’s a lot of talk about whether or not the man who created the juggernaut of Apple’s retail experience will return to Cupertino, to fill the very role he vacated back in 2010.<p>In an interview with</i> …

Apple Agrees To Pay $10 Million For Patents Originally Created By Palm

Palm and its line of smartphones might be extinct, but its patents have managed to live on after the company’s death, and Apple’s ready to scoop some of them up.<p>Apple reached an agreement with Japan’s ACCESS Co., Ltd. to license $10 million worth of patents that were originally created by Palm and …

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