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Take Care of Your Taxes with TurboTax 2012

Take Care of Your Taxes with TurboTax 2012 | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
For people like me that hate paperwork, tax season can be a terrifying time of year. The tediousness of entering a slew of financial information and the fear of a potential audit makes the whole process one that I dread.
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TurboTax is free in the Mac App Store.  You pay for filing your taxes.

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Deal: Get Your Very Own Remote Controlled Helicopter For Only $29

Deal: Get Your Very Own Remote Controlled Helicopter For Only $29 | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
With our latest deal, you can take a trip back to your childhood with your very own remote controlled helicopter. The Sub-Zero Chopper zips around effortlessly at your slightest command.
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Attach a small remove video camera and this makes for a nice way to do some neighbourhood surveilance.  Oh .. wait ... 

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25 Stories From The Week That You Probably Missed

25 Stories From The Week That You Probably Missed | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
It’s odd that the biggest story this week had less to do with Macworld, but more to do with a prominent iOS developer cribbing John Gruber’s “math post” to predict that there will be an iPhone math or whatever the Galaxy-esque iPhone might be called.
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The iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak Is Almost Here

The iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak Is Almost Here | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
If you haven’t been keeping up on our jailbreak updates, an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is on the horizon. The Evad3rs have been hard at work getting the jailbreak tool ready for the public and extensive beta testing is almost complete.
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X-Plane creator fights patent troll

X-Plane creator fights patent troll | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Austin Meyer, maker of the X-Plane flight sim, is engaged in a fight with a patent troll over a basic copy protection mechanism used in Android.
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Apple, HBO reportedly in talks to bring HBO Go to Apple TV

Apple, HBO reportedly in talks to bring HBO Go to Apple TV | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
The companies are working on a deal to bring HBO's streaming app to the Apple TV set-top box by mid-2013, according to Bloomberg sources.
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Cut the cable.

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Get a USB 3 hub plus Gigabit Ethernet with Kanex's DualRole

Get a USB 3 hub plus Gigabit Ethernet with Kanex's DualRole | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Even though shipping Macs have sported USB 3 ports for more than half a year, compatible USB 3 hubs have been thin on the ground. Expanding those 4.8 Gbps ports would make better use of all that bandwidth, and the increased bus power (900mA vs.
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You can never have too many USB ports.

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The One iPad 5 Rumor We Haven’t Heard Much About But Really Should

The One iPad 5 Rumor We Haven’t Heard Much About But Really Should | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
One of the things that has bugged me about Apple’s flagship tablet since the first iPad arrived in 2010 has been the device’s lack of stereo speakers. While this was okay many iPad versions ago, it has become increasingly unacceptable.
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Apple cuts ties with supplier after audit reveals 74 cases of underage labor

Apple cuts ties with supplier after audit reveals 74 cases of underage labor | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Apple has just released its seventh annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, which shows that the company is prepared to cut off suppliers for being lax on underage labor.
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Remembering Just One Password is Easier and Safer

Remembering Just One Password is Easier and Safer | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
In an earlier Mactuts+ article, “Picking Passwords: Pitfalls, Practicalities and Protection”, we examined the requirements and problems of modern passwords and why they are hard for humans to remember but easy for computers to crack.
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Fantastical 1.3.6

Enables you to specify a calendar using natural language. ($19.99 new, free update, 11.2 MB) 
Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet.
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I use Fantastical on my iPhone and iMac. I love how easy it is to create a calendar entry.

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Apple's Tim Cook seeks the 'mother of all opportunities'

Apple's Tim Cook seeks the 'mother of all opportunities' | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
If Apple is to maintain its momentum, Cook and team need to do what they did with the iPhone and iPad -- spawn entirely new markets.
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Apple R&D spending spiked at the end of 2012

Apple R&D spending spiked at the end of 2012 | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Apple may be on the top of its game lately, but that doesn't mean the company isn't still looking forward.
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The Path To Being A Great Social Networking App Is Paved With Privacy Issues

The Path To Being A Great Social Networking App Is Paved With Privacy Issues | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Hot on the heels of its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over the privacy charges it received last year, Path has found itself in yet another privacy issue.
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FREE software/service = No Privacy.  Unless you are paying to access a social network you have no privacy.

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Twitter hacked, 250,000 passwords compromised

Twitter hacked, 250,000 passwords compromised | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Twitter has informed users that their service had been hacked and that 250,000 usernames, email addresses, session tokens, and encrypted/salted passwords had been compromised.
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Looks like it's time to change your Twitter password. Again.

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Gmail for iOS URL Scheme

Gmail for iOS URL Scheme | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Gmail for iOS URL Scheme
Tom Scogland figured out the complete URL scheme for Gmail 2.0, Google’s official Gmail app for the iPhone and iPad.
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Obscure OS X Mountain Lion bug makes many apps crash

Obscure OS X Mountain Lion bug makes many apps crash | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
TUAW reader Don McC pointed us to this Next Web write-up about an obscure Mountain Lion crash. If you type File: followed by /// in many apps, they will crash. There are 8 characters in total and the F must be capitalized.
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Twelve South's SurfacePad for iPhone: sleek, slim and sleather

Twelve South's SurfacePad for iPhone: sleek, slim and sleather | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Yeah, sleather's not a word, but I'm going to use it anyway because I love alliteration. Twelve South, that wonderful company that has brought a gaggle of gorgeous Apple-only products to life, has just announced the SurfacePad for iPhone (US$34.99).
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Vintage Mac is beautiful in LEGO

Vintage Mac is beautiful in LEGO | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Canadian graphics and web designer Chris McVeigh has built and lovingly photographed this gorgeous LEGO Mac. It looks fantastic and we'd love to have it on our desks.
McVeigh told CNET that he works out ideas in LEGO Digital Designer.
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Vintage Mac.

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Apple overtakes Samsung as top U.S. mobile phone maker

Apple overtakes Samsung as top U.S. mobile phone maker | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
The iPhone maker outdid archrival Samsung last quarter with more mobile phone shipments and a higher market share, says Strategy Analytics.
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Are you an iPhone or a Droid?

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Why Forbes is wrong about Tim Cook, Apple and Jony Ive

Why Forbes is wrong about Tim Cook, Apple and Jony Ive | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Somebody's let the dogs out, with pundits pointing to Apple CEO, Tim Cook, saying he's got to go because a media-created storm of speculation has wiped a few million off of the company's current stock price.
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Steve Wozniak turned down offer to work on 'Jobs' after reading early script: 'I felt it was crap'

Steve Wozniak turned down offer to work on 'Jobs' after reading early script: 'I felt it was crap' | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak hasn't been mincing words with the new JOBS biopic, which debuted at Sundance Film Festival last night.
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Evernote 5.0.5

Sync shortcuts across multiple Macs. (Free, 29.1 MB) 
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Eevrnote is my organised "junk" drawer.

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More on DIY Fusion Drives

More on DIY Fusion Drives | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Understanding of the ins and outs of OS X's CoreStorage will come into play with the making of a home-brew Fusion Drive.
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Apple makes it easier to find Passbook apps in iOS 6.1 update

Apple makes it easier to find Passbook apps in iOS 6.1 update | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
While the promise of Passbook was intriguing, the first release of Apple’s mobile ticket, gift card, coupon and loyalty card repository in September was an underwhelming user experience.
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