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Thanks to @TMOBryan, i'm now dumber just for reading this USA Today article.

Titled, "Is Apple wasting its time with the iWatch?", it should have been called "Diane Bullock is a moron who can't even spell logic". Her reasoning, and I use that term loosely with regards to ...
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The Complete Guide to Apple TV Channels

The Complete Guide to Apple TV Channels | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Since it was originally released in 2007, the Apple TV has had roughly 50 “channels” — or apps, if you prefer that word — ranging from single-station broadcast networks to aggregations of nearly 20 Korean TV networks within a single channel.…
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Dear App Store game developers, knock it off with the useless push notifications

Dear App Store game developers, knock it off with the useless push notifications | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Out of all the gaming device in my house -- and there are dozens -- my iPhone and iPad are the most frequently played simply because they are the easiest
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Bizarre, middle of the night rollout of Apple's new "CarPlay".

Apple claims CarPlay is "designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car." Remember those rumours about Apple buying Tesla and I said ...
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Good Rule of Thumb: If you see a headline that is basically, "APPLE = PANIC!" - ignore for 24 hrs.

I'Ve been doing this for a long time so I can tell you with confidence that 99% of the time you read a headline along the lines of "APPLE DOES THIS THING THAT IS OMG SO BAD FOR YOU!", you can ...
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The Guardian: "Smartphone explosion in 2014 will see ownership in India pass US".

Loathe as I am to quote the UK's Guardian, one stat, if true, jumped out at me: "The ten largest countries for sales will be China (283m), India (225m), the US (89m), Brazil (47m), Indonesia ...
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"Former Senior iPhone Director "Apologizes" to Owners of the Original iPhone".

In fairness, he was saying it tongue in cheek but he was also telling the truth. The article quotes Bob Borchers, ex-Apple Senior Director of Product Marketing for the original iPhone, as saying, ...
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"FCC's Speed Test app" Anyone a little gun shy about installing governmental monitoring software?

"FCC's Speed Test app" Anyone a little gun shy about installing governmental monitoring software? | Macintosh | Scoop.it
iMore reports "The United States Federal Communications Commission has re-released their FCC Speed Test app for iPhone and iPad and iPad. It lets you directly measure upload, download, latency, ...
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Get a one year subscription (12 issues) to Macworld magazine for just $8.

Get a one year subscription (12 issues) to Macworld magazine for just $8. | Macintosh | Scoop.it
DealMac has this offer: "DiscountMags again offers a Macworld Magazine 1-Year Subscription (12 issues) for $21.97. Coupon code "DEALNEWS" cuts it to $7.99. Deal ends today. Of note, you can ...
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Apple: About the OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 Update.

Apple says the OS X Update 10.9.2 “contains improvements to the security of your Mac”. But it doesn't look like it fixes the SSL security bug. Apple does say "The OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 Update is ...
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Apple steps into "local" politics, urges AZ governor to veto anti-gay bill.

Apple steps into "local" politics, urges AZ governor to veto anti-gay bill. | Macintosh | Scoop.it
According to the Arizona Capitol Times, "Apple joins 83 other anti-SB1062 business groups that have asked Brewer to veto the controversial bill." Supporters say the bill will protect "religious ...
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"Why people were wrong about the "Apple Netbook" and what it tells us about punditry".

Ian Betteridge does a great job of dissecting David Carnoy's ridiculous 2009 post - "Why Apple must do a Netbook now" - that, even then, was laughed at by those of us who, quite simply, were ...
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"Selfies, Frontbacks and More: The New Wave of Mobile Photo Apps" "New wave"? Hardly.

"Selfies, Frontbacks and More: The New Wave of Mobile Photo Apps" "New wave"? Hardly. | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Re/Code calls these three apps "next level selfies" and that somehow, they are the "new wave" of photo apps. Well, none of these apps are new - all having come out in 2013 or earlier and are ...
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'Haunted Empire' sticks to its Apple-is-doomed narrative

'Haunted Empire' sticks to its Apple-is-doomed narrative | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Yukari Iwatani Kane's 'Haunted Empire' is a book that is so committed to its doomsaying about Apple that it misses a chance to properly analyze the post-Jobs era at the company.
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Apple adds selfie section to iTunes App Store

Apple adds selfie section to iTunes App Store | Macintosh | Scoop.it
New 'Sharing Selfies' section caters to the broad needs of people who feel the urge take photos of themselves and share them with others. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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Ugh. Is this a good thing? I appreciate anything Apple can do to make the App Store easier to find but should we really be making it easier to be narcisstic?

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Tim Cook tells the National Center for Public Policy Research to go pound sand.

The Mac Observer says, "In an emotional response to the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR), Apple CEO Tim Cook soundly rejected the politics of the group and suggested it stop ...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook at the annual shareholders meeting.

As expected, all shareholder proposals were voted down, all Apple proposals were approved, and the board of directors was retained as is. Cook also talked about Apple TV, acquisitions, new ...
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RealMac's Clear is now iOS universal and free for the next 24 hours.

RealMac's Clear is now iOS universal and free for the next 24 hours. | Macintosh | Scoop.it
RealMac says that Clear is "designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind and works great with any list you throw at it!" I'm not much of a list maker but good, free software is always ...
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Sony: "Apple ‘missing out' by updating the iPhone only once a year". Sure they are...

Sony Mobile chief and president of NW Europe, Pierre Perron, told The Inquirer this in an interview. It would be easier to take this "advice" if Sony was doing better in the smartphone market. ...
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"iOS App CamMe Wins 'Most Innovative App' at Mobile World Congress".

"iOS App CamMe Wins 'Most Innovative App' at Mobile World Congress". | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Generally, I'm not a fan of the selfie but many are. Most selfies are limited to the length of your arm but what if you could "use gesture controls to take selfies from up to 16 feet away — ...
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Macworld: "Is iTunes Match right for you?"

Macworld: "Is iTunes Match right for you?" | Macintosh | Scoop.it
For me it's not but Macworld has a good article weighing the pros and cons of iTunes Match to help you figure out if the online music storage locker is worth $25 a year. They say, "for the most ...
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Jeff Reifman: "How to Secure Your Mac From Potential Theft".

Jeff Reifman: "How to Secure Your Mac From Potential Theft". | Macintosh | Scoop.it
It sucks this happened to him but it sounds like the author was as well prepared as possible. He offers some great advice on how to protect yourself from any number of disasters - theft, loss, ...
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Butt ugly statue "honoring" Steve Jobs unveiled. Is it really "destined" for Apple headquarters?

Butt ugly statue "honoring" Steve Jobs unveiled. Is it really "destined" for Apple headquarters? | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Granted, I'm a Philistine when it comes to art but I can't be the only one to think this statue is awful. Has anyone seen confirmation from Apple that this mishappen lump will adorn 1 Infinite ...
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NYT: "For Hints at Apple’s Plans, Read Its Shopping List".

NYT: "For Hints at Apple’s Plans, Read Its Shopping List". | Macintosh | Scoop.it
It's one of the most frustrating things when reading punditry about Apple - writers who just don't seem to understand that Apple's future plans are not in buying Tesla or some big, multibillion ...
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