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App Prices Are on the Rise, But Is That a Bad Thing?

App Prices Are on the Rise, But Is That a Bad Thing? | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
We go through a lot of apps here at Mac.Appstorm. We review a ton of applications and we research and test even more. A fair amount of time is spent on trolling the App Store as well as the web searching for applications worth a review.
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The cost of being social; which apps upload your contacts | ZDNet

The cost of being social; which apps upload your contacts | ZDNet | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
A list of who’s naughty and who’s nice when it comes to uploading your iOS address book.
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Developers unsurprised, but cautious about Gatekeeper | Macworld

Developers unsurprised, but cautious about Gatekeeper | Macworld | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
One of the new features in Mountain Lion is Gatekeeper, which can restrict users to running Mac apps from the Mac App Store and trusted developers. Developers had both positive and cautious things to say about the idea.
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A ban on iPads in China? Not a chance, Beijing says

A ban on iPads in China? Not a chance, Beijing says | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Chinese tech firm Proview, suing over the iPad name, says China's customs authorities have informed it they won't ban the iPad--because consumers love Apple products.
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Apple Mac OS X 'Mountain Lion' takes more bites out of iOS

Apple Mac OS X 'Mountain Lion' takes more bites out of iOS | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Apple's giving developers a preview of the next version of Mac OS X today called Mountain Lion. The software, due out this summer, once again brings over features from Apple's iOS.
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Apple asked Amazon to remove iPad from its Chinese retail site

Apple asked Amazon to remove iPad from its Chinese retail site | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Amazon has pulled the tablet from its online Chinese Web site following a request by Apple, claiming that Amazon is not an authorized reseller.
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Cleaning House, Earning Respect and Getting The Girl Is All In A Day’s Work At The Frat House

Cleaning House, Earning Respect and Getting The Girl Is All In A Day’s Work At The Frat House | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Frat House: The Perfect Score HD (Free) by Big Fish Games, Inc is an iPad-only time management game with a “frat boy” theme. Impress the ladies and earn your right to party with the Alpha Sigma Sigma house.
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Apple Will Issue Software Update To Quell Address Book Controversy

Apple Will Issue Software Update To Quell Address Book Controversy | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Just like that, with one statement and an upcoming software update, Apple has apparently ended the controversy regarding apps accessing and capturing users’ address books without permission.
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FLA chief calls Foxconn facilities 'first class'

FLA chief calls Foxconn facilities 'first class' | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Head of organization inspecting Apple's supplier plants tells Reuters that an uptick in worker suicides may be related to boredom.
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Apple CEO Drops Huge Hint About Upcoming “iTV” Initiative

Apple CEO Drops Huge Hint About Upcoming “iTV” Initiative | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Tim Cook gave an illuminating talk at today’s Goldman Sachs Technology Conference, hinting during his keynote that Apple’s living room dreams are well on their way to market.
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Daily iPhone App: Clear uses iPhone's intuitive interface to its advantage

Daily iPhone App: Clear uses iPhone's intuitive interface to its advantage | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
We got a sneak peek at Clear last month, and fellow TUAW editor Steve Sande and I have been happily playing with the beta ever since. The collaboration between Realmac Software, Milen and Impending, Inc.
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Instagram Gets A New Interface, New Filter, And “Lux”

Instagram Gets A New Interface, New Filter, And “Lux” | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Everyone’s favorite social photography network, Instagram, just got a big update to 2.1. What’s new? A lot, actually!
The app just gets a major refresh in the interface. Now much cleaner, more elegant.
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What the world needs now: an iOS laptop

What the world needs now: an iOS laptop | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
An iPad-like device with a physical keyboard would be really cool. And despite Apple's willingness to dump old technologies, I don't think it's a pipe dream.
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System requirements for OS X Mountain Lion | iPad Help

System requirements for OS X Mountain Lion | iPad Help | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
You may be wondering if your Mac will be compatible with the new operating system.
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Mountain Lion: Hands on with Gatekeeper | Macworld

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Gatekeeper | Macworld | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Apple rolls out new way to improve Mac security...
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Mountain Lion: Hands on with Contacts and Calendar | Macworld

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Contacts and Calendar | Macworld | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Many Mac users will welcome the updated versions of iCal and Address Book--renamed Calendar and Contacts, respectively--offered in Mountain Lion.
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Apple crowned top smartphone vendor of 2011 by Gartner

Apple crowned top smartphone vendor of 2011 by Gartner | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
In the neck-and-neck race for top spot between Apple and Samsung, Gartner has given the iPhone maker the nod, with its global market share of 19 percent last year.
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With Mountain Lion, Apple brings iOS and OS X a big step closer

With Mountain Lion, Apple brings iOS and OS X a big step closer | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
In addition to bringing many iOS features to the Mac, the latest version of OS X--Mountain Lion--further unifies the user experience while adding new security protection.
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MacTech Boot Camp

MacTech Boot Camp | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
"MacTech Boot Camp is specifically designed for those techs and consultants supporting home users, small office/home office, and small-to-medium sized businesses.
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Today’s Groupon Deals Features A Great Sale On An App-Controlled Helicopter

Today’s Groupon Deals Features A Great Sale On An App-Controlled Helicopter | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
We’ve covered the release of a few iOS app-controlled helicopters, such as the Griffin Helo TC, but today’s RC helicopter news is special.
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Surprising Research Looks At Privacy Protection Of Jailbroken Apps

Surprising Research Looks At Privacy Protection Of Jailbroken Apps | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Today, Apple apparently ended a brewing controversy on how a user’s contact list data is accessed. Surprisingly, recent research indicates that unauthorized, jailbroken apps are better at respecting private information than Apple-approved apps.
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Cook: iCloud's got more than 100 million users now

Cook: iCloud's got more than 100 million users now | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that there are now more than 100 million people using iCloud, a service the company launched in October.
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Daily iPhone App: Cherish Kids saves your children's memories for a lifetime

Daily iPhone App: Cherish Kids saves your children's memories for a lifetime | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Did you ever look at one your own baby photos and wonder how old you were when that photo was taken? Or perhaps, it's a grade school picture and you can't remember when you parents took you to Plimouth Plantation.
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Dear Aunt TUAW: Should I buy AppleCare+?

Dear Aunt TUAW: Should I buy AppleCare+? | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Dear Aunt TUAW, I was wondering how you felt about AppleCare+ vs Best Buy's extended warranty. My wife and I just bought 2 iPhone 4S's and would like to protect our investments. The Best Buy option would cost us US$15/mo.
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How to avoid sounding dumb when you write about Apple

How to avoid sounding dumb when you write about Apple | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
So, you want to write about Apple? Lots of people do these days. The company is a household name, its financial performance is virtually unparalleled, and it makes products that millions upon millions of users enjoy every single day.
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