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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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Examining iBooks Author from the Publisher Perspective

With all the fuss over the iBooks Author license agreement, what has been missed is that Apple is focusing the entire initiative on the education market, which is rather different from the publishing world in general.

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RIM collapsing as Apple iPhone wins the enterprise

RIM collapsing as Apple iPhone wins the enterprise | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Recall when RIM devices seemed to exude rubber-clad cool: if you didn't have a BlackBerry you wanted one, and business users loved them so much they'd work in bed with them, creating armies of BlackBerry widows.
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External Link: New York Times Explains Chinese Advantage for Apple

The New York Times has a clever and long feature article explaining why Apple (and other firms) manufacture in China for a host of reasons of which low wages may be a relatively small portion.
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Why Aren’t Apple Products Made in America?

As recently as 2002, most of Apple’s products were manufactured in the USA. What happened? Why is nearly everything, from Macs to iPhones, made in China now?
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MacinCloud - Rent a Mac in the Cloud! - Mac in Cloud

MacinCloud - Rent a Mac in the Cloud! - Mac in Cloud | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
MacinCloud is a Mac rental service that provides PC and Mobile users remote access to our Mac servers through the Cloud.
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Blue launching a range of high quality digital iPhone and iPad microphones | The iPaddict

Blue launching a range of high quality digital iPhone and iPad microphones | The iPaddict | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Well respected microphone manufacturer Blue is launching a new range of microphones aimed squarely at users of the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
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Podcast Using Built-In Tools On Your Mac [OS X Tips]

Podcast Using Built-In Tools On Your Mac [OS X Tips] | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Is your New Years’ Resolution to start video or audio podcasting? Mac OS X Lion includes all the tools you need to produce professional results. Here’s how.
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Apple Mac and iPhone Owners watch out – New Scam - iPad repair

Apple Mac and iPhone Owners watch out – New Scam - iPad repair | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Apple fans have become the target of a new phishing scam that attempts to extract billing data with a fake email that looks to originate from the fruity firm.
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Apple iPad 3: 10 Features it Needs - Channel Insider

Apple iPad 3: 10 Features it Needs - Channel Insider | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Channel InsiderApple iPad 3: 10 Features it NeedsChannel InsiderApple should offer a Retina Display in the iPad 3. Although not many mainstream consumers understand the value of it, the Retina Display is central to the appeal of Apple's iPhone.
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Snapseed, Apple’s top iPad app of 2011, currently free on the App Store

Snapseed, Apple’s top iPad app of 2011, currently free on the App Store | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Featured in Apple’s Rewind 2011 listing as the iPad App of the Year, Snapseed has been a huge hit with iPad fans. The app, which normally costs $4.99, is currently free on the App Store.
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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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How Kodak squandered every digital opportunity it had

How Kodak squandered every digital opportunity it had | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Mashable:
Kodak has finally formalized what had been expected for years — it’s gone bankrupt. In the past 15 years, digital technology changed photography dramatically, and Kodak, a former heavyweight in the analog film business, got left behind.
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Opinion: Apple puts users first in the enterprise

Opinion: Apple puts users first in the enterprise | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
With luck, we won’t see a one-size-fits-all PC culture in future, but a heterogeneous, multi-platform environment in which Apple -- and, to be fair, other systems -- play a major part. Why?
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Why iBooks Author is a Big Deal

Although there are some issues in regard to licensing and open standards, the introduction of Apple’s iBooks Author is a good thing. Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.
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Apple Will Own Your Work With iBooks Author

Apple Will Own Your Work With iBooks Author | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Apple’s recent special event revealed the changes they plan to make in the world of publishing. Not only was iBooks 2 meant to open the door for textbook sales, but the Mac companion app, iBooks Author, could also make the textbooks.
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Survey suggests 50% growth in enterprise spending on Apple products in 2012

Survey suggests 50% growth in enterprise spending on Apple products in 2012 | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Apple could see as much as 50 percent growth in global corporate IT spending on its devices this year, according to a recent survey from a market research firm.
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Microsoft exec admits Windows Phone was response to Apple's iPhone

Microsoft exec admits Windows Phone was response to Apple's iPhone | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Microsoft's head of software design for Windows Phone has admitted that the company completely redesigned its mobile operating system platform as a response to Apple's iPhone and the "sea change" it created in the industry.
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Apple iOS 5 trounces Windows Phone browser in speed tests

Apple iOS 5 trounces Windows Phone browser in speed tests | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
An unofficial benchmarking video shows Microsoft's native Windows Phone 7.5 Mango browser lags behind Apple's Safari for iOS in various speed tests, with the Nokia Lumia 800 testbed even being outperformed by an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.
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Podcast: App obsession with Instacast HD and Path

Podcast: App obsession with Instacast HD and Path | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
We’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple of episodes talking about some peripherals and camera gear. Just so you know, we’re pretty obsessed with applications too.
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Microsoft vs. Apple: 2012 and Beyond - Investment U

Microsoft vs. Apple: 2012 and Beyond - Investment U | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
The Mac ObserverMicrosoft vs. Apple: 2012 and BeyondInvestment UJobs made a point of demanding products that customers didn't know they wanted–the Mac, the iPhone, the iPad.
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