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Plug In All Of Your Gadgets With This USB Power Strip

Plug In All Of Your Gadgets With This USB Power Strip | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
If you’re even the slightest bit nerdy, you probably have way more USB-powered baubles than there are USB ports on your computer. Harddrives, iPhone cables, scanners, or overexcited dogs are hogging all of your USB ports.
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Apple Now Approving Apps Using Dropbox SDK

Apple Now Approving Apps Using Dropbox SDK | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Dropbox has modified its SDK so any apps using the technology are now being approved by Apple.
According to AppleInsider, the developer of Cambox, a Dropbbox-powered camera uploader, contacted the site to say that Apple had recently accepted the app.
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Pocket gets update and a whole lotta downloads

Pocket gets update and a whole lotta downloads | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
The app that began life as Read It Later and that's now known as Pocket (Free) has received a significant update to version 4.1, and the developer took the opportunity to report just how successful the app has become.
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This is what Android fragmentation looks like

This is what Android fragmentation looks like | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Kim-Mai Cutler:
Animoca, a Hong Kong mobile app developer that has seen more than 70 million downloads, says it does quality assurance testing with about 400 Android devices.
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Adobe Releases Two New Apps To Help You Create On Your iPad

Adobe Releases Two New Apps To Help You Create On Your iPad | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
In addition to the update for Adobe Photoshop Touch released earlier today, Adobe has just launched two new apps: Adobe Collage and Adobe Proto. Both apps are for iPad only and aimed to help you create.
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CarTunes Music Player v5.1 Returns Appearance Customization Options

CarTunes Music Player v5.1 Returns Appearance Customization Options | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
A few days ago, we reported on the CarTunes Music Player v5.0 release. The update provided some great enhancements, but also took away a few features.
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Google launches Google Drive

Google launches Google Drive | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Google launched Google Drive, an online service that lets you create, share and store your documents online. You can use the desktop client to upload videos, photographs, Google docs and more to Google's cloud.
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Sophos claims 20 percent of Macs have malware – counting Windows e-mails

Sophos claims 20 percent of Macs have malware – counting Windows e-mails | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Sophos claims 1 in 5 Macs has malware on it. But how are they counting?
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Are You Always Running Out Of Space On Your Favorite iDevice?

Are You Always Running Out Of Space On Your Favorite iDevice? | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Year in and year out, one of the main gripes against Apple’s line of iDevices is that they never seem to get any bigger. And I’m not talking screen size here, folks — I’m talking storage.
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Eugene Kaspersky: ‘Apple ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security’

Eugene Kaspersky: ‘Apple ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security’ | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Eugene Kaspersky, the man behind Kaspersky Lab, which is also the company responsible for one of the more successful malware, antivirus, and security bundles on the Internet, has taken a moment out of his schedule to appear at the Info Security...
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Apple Increases iTunes Store, App Store Security – New Measures Rolling Out

Apple Increases iTunes Store, App Store Security – New Measures Rolling Out | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
In an attempt to improve its iTunes Store and App Store, Apple has started asking customers to answer three security questions which will be associated with their account.
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Flashback removal tool for no-Java 10.7 Lion now available

Flashback removal tool for no-Java 10.7 Lion now available | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
The security risks of having a Java virtual machine/runtime environment on your Mac have been highlighted over the past two weeks, as the Flashback trojan spread widely by taking advantage of a vulnerability that Oracle had patched months ago --...
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Friday Poll: Are you adding anti-malware to your Mac?

Friday Poll: Are you adding anti-malware to your Mac? | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
That resounding "Atchoo!" sound you just heard is a collective sneeze coming from thousands of infected Macs. Will you install anti-malware software now that Mac malware is said to be on the rise?
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Apple To Drop Google, Provide Own Map Data In iOS 6

Apple To Drop Google, Provide Own Map Data In iOS 6 | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
It looks like the built-in Maps app will be getting a much-needed upgrade when iOS 6 is introduced at WWDC in June.
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New iOS 6 Maps App To “Blow Your Head Off”

New iOS 6 Maps App To “Blow Your Head Off” | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
New iOS 6 Maps App To “Blow Your Head Off” John Paczkowski at All Things Digital confirms a rumor published this morning by Mark Gurman at 9to5mac: Apple’s forthcoming iOS 6, set to be announced at WWDC, will feature a new Maps application based...
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New Maps for iOS? It's not exactly a surprise

New Maps for iOS? It's not exactly a surprise | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
The latest rumor to get everyone talking is that Apple will drop Google Maps for their own proprietary software.
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‘A giant middle finger’

In English: Photoshop CS5 will not be patched for this vulnerability. The only way to remain secure is to upgrade to Photoshop CS6 for $200.
This could get ugly.
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Paperless

Paperless | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Paperless
For the past year, I have been getting rid of paper to archive everything — from receipts to medical bills or business cards, everything — digitally, securely, online.
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Everest Climbing Gear—Then and Now - National Geographic

Everest Climbing Gear—Then and Now - National Geographic | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
A "then and now" peek at the climbing gear it takes, respectively in 1953 and 2012, to climb the world's tallest peak.
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Why Google Drive matters but APIs matter more

Why Google Drive matters but APIs matter more | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Today, Google Drive finally made its debut, offering what has become the industry-standard 5GB of free space. Its purchase model is similar to Apple's, Amazon's, and other leaders in this field. We posted earlier about its introduction.
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Tablets expected to become preferred computing device

Tablets expected to become preferred computing device | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Forrester Research expects sales to hit 375 million by 2016, with 760 million in use by that year.
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Apple sold 645,000 devices per day in the 2nd quarter

Apple sold 645,000 devices per day in the 2nd quarter | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Blogger Adrian Kingsley-Hughes over at ZDNet did the math and came up with some staggering statistics about Apple's hardware sales during the last quarter.
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Comparing Five Of The Top Web-Based Storage Solutions

Comparing Five Of The Top Web-Based Storage Solutions | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Following yesterday’s Google Drive announcement, you may be wondering how Google’s solution stacks up next to other Web-based storage services.  Here’s our take on five of the best.
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Apple Releases Standalone Flashback Malware Removal Tool

Apple Releases Standalone Flashback Malware Removal Tool | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Apple released an update to Java on OS X to include a removal tool for common variants of the Flashback malware.
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Soon To Launch OS X “HackStore” Could Bring Cydia Experience To Mac

Soon To Launch OS X “HackStore” Could Bring Cydia Experience To Mac | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Back in 2010, we heard Jay Freeman (a.k.a.
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