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iPhone users rack up the highest carrier bills

iPhone users rack up the highest carrier bills | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
iPhone users pay more to use their devices than Android users, according to a new report.
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Order Up! OpenTable Acquires Food-Sharing Photo App Foodspotting For $10 Million

Order Up! OpenTable Acquires Food-Sharing Photo App Foodspotting For $10 Million | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
OpenTable has just acquired Foodspotting, according to a new report by AllThingsD.
The popular online restaurant reservations company bought the popular food-sharing photo app for approximately $10 million in cash.
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Google Drive for iOS adds Quickoffice support, multiple photo uploads

Google Drive for iOS adds Quickoffice support, multiple photo uploads | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Google has issued an update to its free Google Drive app for iPhone and iPad that adds some welcome new features and tweaks some existing ones.
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I am loving Google's attention to iOS.

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iPhone 5 Review

iPhone 5 Review | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
I bought my iPhone 5 on September 28, 2012, after waiting in line almost 20 hours at the Apple Store in Roma Est. Four months into using the device every day, I think I can safely go ahead and share my thoughts.
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500px returns to the App Store

500px returns to the App Store | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
The embattled photo sharing service 500px has returned to the App Store after being pulled last week due to concerns over adult content.
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Yay!!

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Most Of Us Don’t Need The 128GB iPad, At Least Right Now

Most Of Us Don’t Need The 128GB iPad, At Least Right Now | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Apple’s announcement that they are finally bumping up the storage specs on the iPad is certainly good news. However, before laying down money for the 128GB model, there are some things to consider.
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Honda And Acura Will Offer Siri Eyes Free On 2013 Model Cars

Honda And Acura Will Offer Siri Eyes Free On 2013 Model Cars | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
The number of vehicles that will support Siri’s hand-free integration, called Eyes Free, has grown yet again. Honda has announced that the Accord as well as the Acura RDX and ILX 2013 models will include the feature, according to Engadget.
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My '13 Kia Sportage has Siri installed.
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The Best iPad and iPhone Apps Now on Sale or Free for the Holidays | Groovin' On Apps

The Best iPad and iPhone Apps Now on Sale or Free for the Holidays | Groovin' On Apps | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it

See which App Store Hall of Fame, Best of 2012 and top Apps for Kids you can get at a discount -- or even free -- over the holidays. We're tracking price drops of the best iPad and iPhone apps here through the end of January for friends, family and you.

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Comparing Apple’s Maps and Google Maps

Comparing Apple’s Maps and Google Maps | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Although the new Google Maps for iOS hasn’t been out long enough to get significant use in the wild, a close examination reveals both some pros and cons in comparison with Apple’s new-in-iOS-6 Maps app.
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Google+ 4.0 for iOS adds Communities and more

Google+ 4.0 for iOS adds Communities and more | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Google+ for iOS has received a major update today to version 4.0, with the social network's app adding support for its recently launched Communities feature along with some refreshes to its user interface.
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Show Duplicate Songs with iTunes 11

Show Duplicate Songs with iTunes 11 | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
The ability to quickly find duplicate items in iTunes libraries is back in the latest version of iTunes 11 for both Mac OS X and Windows. First things first, you’ll need to update to iTunes 11.0.1 before attempting to use the feature again.
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Dropbox 2.0 Brings All New Design

Dropbox 2.0 Brings All New Design | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Dropbox has just released version 2.0 of its iOS application. This update brings a whole new design as well as a revamped photo uploading feature and organization page.
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This Week in App and Apple News

This Week in App and Apple News | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
It’s been a busy one this week with app updates and the launch of Apple’s Best of 2012 for the best Mac applications in the store so read on for our full weekly news roundup!
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About the new 'Reset Advertising Identifier' button in iOS 6.1

About the new 'Reset Advertising Identifier' button in iOS 6.1 | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Apple released iOS 6.1 today with enhanced LTE support, but privacy advocates will appreciate its new "Reset Advertising Identifier" button, which gives iPhone and iPad users a new option.
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Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium brings inexpensive Office power to home Macs

Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium brings inexpensive Office power to home Macs | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Like it or hate it, Microsoft Office is the accepted standard office application suite for many companies. Once employees become accustomed to the holy trinity of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, they often decide to use those apps for home use as well.
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Moves: fitness tracking without a pedometer in your pocket

Moves: fitness tracking without a pedometer in your pocket | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Since blogging is a rather sedentary profession, many of us at TUAW try to find another way to stay in shape.
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This is worth a look. I'm using a Fitbit and the Runkeeper app.  What do you use? Is this app something you would find useful?

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Office 2011 update fixes PowerPoint, Outlook issues on Mac

Office 2011 update fixes PowerPoint, Outlook issues on Mac | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
A new update to Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac has rolled live, and it fixes several issues for PowerPoint users, as well as a calendar bug for Outlook.
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I'm still using Office 2008 on my Mac.  It might be time to an upgrade.  What software do you use for creating documents on your Mac?

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Cupertino Hints That The Next Apple TV Could Include A5X Processor, More

Cupertino Hints That The Next Apple TV Could Include A5X Processor, More | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
We’re hearing more about what will likely be the next-generation Apple TV. At the same time that Cupertino pushed out iOS 6.1, they also released an update for the Apple TV 2,1 and 3,1.
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I look forward to the day when I can live stream the Formula 1 race via my Apple TV.  Then I can truly cut the cable.

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Being An iPhone Owner Is Costly Even Before Shopping In The App Store

Being An iPhone Owner Is Costly Even Before Shopping In The App Store | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Being an iPhone owner can be quite expensive, and this isn’t because of App Store purchases.
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Mountain Lion is king of the OS X jungle

Mountain Lion is king of the OS X jungle | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
As noted by Macworld UK, Apple's Mountain Lion has clawed its way to the top of the Mac OS jungle.
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Dr. Drang on a Better iOS Google Maps

Dr. Drang on a Better iOS Google Maps | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
"Sounds to me like playing hardball got Apple most of what it wanted. Reminds me of Flash."Spot on.Permalink
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Google dropping ActiveSync support for Gmail, forcing new connection to go through their shoddy IMAP service

Google dropping ActiveSync support for Gmail, forcing new connection to go through their shoddy IMAP service | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
As part of their "Winter Cleanup", Google announced today that they'll be deprecating support for Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts over Exchange ActiveSync, or GoogleSync as they call it.
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Is The New iMac Too Thin?

Is The New iMac Too Thin? | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
The new iMac certainly has at least one thing going for it, it’s a beautiful thing to look at. The incredibly thin computer has just launched and reviews are starting to come in.
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The short answer "No". 

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Where's my convertible Mac?

Where's my convertible Mac? | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
Here at TUAW, we just received our 5 billionth review request for a new iPad keyboard system. More and more, makeshift solutions attempting to turn iPads into laptops is a "been there done that" for me.
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Foldify lets you craft folded paper art... right from your iPad

Foldify lets you craft folded paper art... right from your iPad | From the Apple Orchard | Scoop.it
If you own a printer, Foldify will make it fun again. If you don't own a printer, Foldify will make you seriously consider rushing out to get one.
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