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Macworld 2012 Call for Papers

Macworld 2012 Call for Papers | Macintosh | Scoop.it
It may only be July 2011, but it’s never too soon to get excited about Macworld 2012. The Apple-themed event will turn 27 next January, and the organizers are looking to bring new and innovative content to the table when the show descends on San Francisco’s Moscone Center from January 25 through 28.
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Apple Battery Firmware open to Attack, Researcher finds

Apple Battery Firmware open to Attack, Researcher finds | Macintosh | Scoop.it
The microcontroller used to control the charging of Apple’s laptop batteries could be attacked by malware in a way that might damage the cells, a researcher has reported in advance of a presentation at the forthcoming Black Hat security conference.
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Garmin completes Navigon Acquisition

Garmin Ltd. on Tuesday announced the completion of its acquisition of Navigon AG, the company behind its eponymous turn-by-turn navigation software for the iPhone.
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First Glimpse of Apple’s Plans for Grand Central Terminal

First Glimpse of Apple’s Plans for Grand Central Terminal | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Grand Central Terminal’s iconic main concourse, with its ceiling of glittering stars, will likely welcome another icon later this year: a single, glowing white apple.
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Chinese City orders Two Fake Apple Stores to Close

Chinese City orders Two Fake Apple Stores to Close | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Chinese officials in Kunming have ordered two fake Apple shops to close, not because of piracy or copyright concerns, but because the stores in the southwestern city did not have an official business permit.
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Apple's 'Grand' opening

Apple's 'Grand' opening | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Tech giant Apple has inked a 10-year deal with the MTA to open its largest store in the world in Grand Central Terminal.

The 23,000-square-foot store will take up Grand Central's north and northeast balconies.
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Apple's Lion hits 1 Million Copies sold

Apple's Lion hits 1 Million Copies sold | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Apple today announced that it sold more than 1 million copies of Lion, the latest version of its Mac OS on its first day of availability.
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Bought a Mac Recently? Don’t Forget You can Download Lion for Free!

Bought a Mac Recently? Don’t Forget You can Download Lion for Free! | Macintosh | Scoop.it
If you’ve purchased a Mac between June 6th and July 20th, or you’re buying a new Mac that doesn’t come with Lion preinstalled as of today (July 21st), you can redeem a free copy of Lion from the Apple Online Store!
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A Peek into Probable Fake Apple Stores in China

A Peek into Probable Fake Apple Stores in China | Macintosh | Scoop.it
The stores are modern, the employees enthusiastic, and the Apple iPads look real. But there are subtle things that just seem off in these Apple-branded consumer outlets in China. For one, would Steve Jobs let the sign say "Apple Stoer?
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MacBook Air gains Thunderbolt, Backlit Keyboard, Lion

Apple on Wednesday introduced new MacBook Air models with high-speedThunderbolt I/O technology, a backlit keyboard and Mac OS X Lion pre-installed. It’s available in 11 and 13-inch models starting at $999
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Migration Assistant updated for Snow Leopard to Lion transfers

Migration Assistant updated for Snow Leopard to Lion transfers | Macintosh | Scoop.it
The update fixes an issue that prevents the migration of data from systems running Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard to systems running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
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Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

Apple posted record quarterly revenue of $28.57 billion and record quarterly net profit of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share.Gross margin was 41.7 percent compared to 39.1 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
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Amazon unveils Kindle Textbook Rental | Books | Playlist | Macworld

Amazon unveils Kindle Textbook Rental | Books | Playlist | Macworld | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Amazon announced Kindle Textbook Rental, which will enable students to save up to 80 percent off the retail prices of textbooks, by renting them as ebooks from the Kindle Store, instead of purchasing them outright.
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Twelve South offers BookBook for iPhone

Twelve South offers BookBook for iPhone | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Up to now, Apple peripheral maker Twelve South has offered devices for Macs and iPads, but the company is branching out into iPhone accessories as well with the introduction of BookBook for iPhone, a version of its book-looking case designed specifically for the iPhone 4. It costs $59.99.
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Study: Prices of Top iPhone Games keeps Dropping

Study: Prices of Top iPhone Games keeps Dropping | Macintosh | Scoop.it
In a new report by market research firm Distimo covering activity on various mobile app stores during the month of June, the group found that pricing among the top 300 apps in Apple's App Store has dropped 28 percent from averages taken the same time a year ago.
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Dragon Dictate 2.5 offers support for Microsoft Word 2011

Dragon Dictate 2.5 offers support for Microsoft Word 2011 | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Nuance has announced Dragon Dictate 2.5, a free upgrade to the company's Mac voice control/input app for version 2.0 customers. The new version dramatically improves mouse and keyboard entry in Microsoft Word 2011, among other features.
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iOS eReaders remove Links to comply with Apple Rules

iOS eReaders remove Links to comply with Apple Rules | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Several prominent iOS-based e-reading apps received updates on Monday that removed one small, but important feature: To comply with Apple's latest policies on selling app content outside of the standard in-app purchasing API, the Kindle, Kobo, Google, and Nook apps all dropped in-app links to their Web-based ebook stores. And at least one significant e-reader has disappeared from the store entirely.
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Apple to replace Faulty Seagate 1TB iMac HD

Apple to replace Faulty Seagate 1TB iMac HD | Macintosh | Scoop.it
On Friday, Apple announced that it would replace some Seagate 1TB hard drives included in recent iMacs that could “fail under certain conditions.
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Researcher: Mac notebook batteries can be hacked

Researcher: Mac notebook batteries can be hacked | Macintosh | Scoop.it
New findings from Accuvant security researcher Charlie Miller suggest that Apple's notebook computer batteries are susceptible to digital hackery that could cause permanent damage.
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Adobe notes Products with Lion-related "known issues"

Adobe notes Products with Lion-related "known issues" | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Adobe posted a knowledge base article today showing a few "known issues" that their products have with OS X Lion.
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Apple to sell Lion on USB Thumb Drive starting in August for $69

Apple to sell Lion on USB Thumb Drive starting in August for $69 | Macintosh | Scoop.it
In Apple's press release for OS X Lion, the company revealed that they will be selling OS X Lion on USB Flash Drive as well starting in August
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Apple COO: iPad takes a Bite Out of Mac Sales

Apple COO: iPad takes a Bite Out of Mac Sales | Macintosh | Scoop.it
The iPad is nibbling away Mac sales, as demand continued to exceed supply in the quarter, according to comments made by Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook during the company's third-quarter earnings conference call.
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Apple discontinues the $999 MacBook

Apple discontinues the $999 MacBook | Macintosh | Scoop.it
On Wednesday Apple marked the demise of the MacBook. No, not its entire line of laptops, which made up 70 percent of the Macs sold in the company’s just-completed third quarter. Getting the chop is the $999 white plastic MacBook, which has held down the low-cost end of Apple’s laptop line for years.
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Adobe releases Photoshop Elements 9 in the Mac App Store

Adobe releases Photoshop Elements 9 in the Mac App Store | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Adobe has released a pared down version of Photoshop Elements 9, its consumer-oriented photo editing software, on the Mac App Store.
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