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AT&T drops Reburb iPhone 3GS to $(

AT&T drops Reburb iPhone 3GS to $( | Macintosh | Scoop.it
AT&T has made getting an iPhone more affordable by dropping the price of the refurbished 8GB iPhone 3GS down to US$9 with a two-year contract.
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Kootol sends Notice to Apple and Others, claiming Patent Infringement

Kootol sends Notice to Apple and Others, claiming Patent Infringement | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Patent-holding company Kootol alleges that many big companies, along with iOS and Mac software developers like The Iconfactory, are infringing on its U.S. Patent Application.
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Apple releases iOS Updates to fix PDF Vulnerabilities

Apple releases iOS Updates to fix PDF Vulnerabilities | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Apple on Friday released updates for all its iOS devices to eliminate a PDF vulnerability first brought to its attention by the German government.
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Apple taking Massive Bite of Retail Sales

Apple taking Massive Bite of Retail Sales | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Booming demand for the technology giant's iPhone, iPad and Macintosh personal computers has made Apple the fastest-growing major retailer in terms of sales growth in the U.S. In the first three months of 2011, Apple's U.S. sales rose by $4.6 billion, an 80% increase from a year ago.
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Microsoft plans 75 More Retail Stores

Microsoft plans 75 More Retail Stores | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Microsoft wants to expand its chain of eleven retail stores by opening 75 more stores during the next 2-3 years. The company is planning the bulk of its expansion on the coasts, Texas, and Florida.
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Netflix separates DVD, Streaming Plans

Netflix Inc. said Tuesday that it would no longer offer unlimited plans that include both streaming and DVDs by mail. Users must now either subscribe to a stream-only plan, a DVD-only plan, or a combined plan.
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W3C chastises Apple on HTML5 Patenting

The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is seeking to invalidate a pair of Apple patents so the underlying technologies can be used as part of a royalty-free HTML5 stack.
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Google+ Invitations no longer so Scarce

Google+ Invitations no longer so Scarce | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Apparently Google is feeling more confident about expanding the population of its social network, because the "invite people to Google+" button has been visible for well over a day.
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Apple denied Preliminary Injunction against Amazon's "Appstore"

Apple denied Preliminary Injunction against Amazon's "Appstore" | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Amazon can continue to use the term "app store" while Apple's trademark infringement suit continues, and Apple may have a hard time convincing the judge that infringement is even taking place.
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Hackers expose Flaw in iOS Software

Hackers expose Flaw in iOS Software | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Hackers have disclosed a bug in software from Apple Inc that security experts said could be exploited by criminals looking to gain remote control over iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices.

Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller said "We are developing a fix that will be available to customers in an upcoming software update."
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AT&T to offer Standard Insurance for iPhone starting July 17th

AT&T to offer Standard Insurance for iPhone starting July 17th | Macintosh | Scoop.it
AT&T has informed customers that the iPhone (all models) will be eligible for their Mobile Insurance program starting on July 17th.
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Facebook intros Group Chats, New Chat Tool Design

Facebook intros Group Chats, New Chat Tool Design | Macintosh | Scoop.it
The company says that users can add multiple people to a chat. In addition, there's a new design for the company's chat tool.
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Follow Final Space Shuttle Mission from Your iOS Device

Follow Final Space Shuttle Mission from Your iOS Device | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Space shuttle Atlantis’s upcoming STS-135 mission marks the end of the space shuttle program.
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Apple Q3 2011 Financial Call is July 19

Apple Q3 2011 Financial Call is July 19 | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Apple's third quarter 2011 fiscal year conference call will happen next week, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 2:00 p.m. PDT/5:00 p.m. EDT.
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Apple Soars to 3rd Place in U.S.

Apple Soars to 3rd Place in U.S. | Macintosh | Scoop.it
According to Gartner's report, Apple surged into third place in the U.S. market, up from fifth place a year ago and even as recently as last quarter, grabbing a 10.7% share, up significantly from an 8.5% share in the prior-year quarter.
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Spotify: Tomorrow's the Day for U.S. Launch

Spotify: Tomorrow's the Day for U.S. Launch | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Following up on last week's announcement that it would soon be launching in the U.S., popular European streaming service Spotify today said that launch is going down tomorrow morning.
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Amazon plans Tablet Computer by October

Amazon.com plans to introduce a tablet computer before October, said people familiar with the matter, in a move that will heighten the online retailer's rivalry with Apple.
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HOW TO: Upload iPhone Photos to Google+

HOW TO: Upload iPhone Photos to Google+ | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Who says Android phone users get to have all the fun uploading photos to Google+? Here's how to do that with an iPhone, too.
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Bare Feats finds iMacs compare to Mac Pros running Final Cut Pro X

Bare Feats finds iMacs compare to Mac Pros running Final Cut Pro X | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Final Cut Pro X users might want consider an iMac instead of a Mac Pro, according to some recent benchmarks run by Bare Feats.
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Apple updates iLife ’11 Apps

Apple updates iLife ’11 Apps | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Apple has updated three of the applications it includes in its iLife ’11 suite of applications – iMovie, Garageband, and iPhoto. The new versions, 9.0.4, 6.0.4 and 9.1.5 respectively, are available for download through the Software Update system preference.
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Apple App Store hits 15 Billion Downloads

Apple App Store hits 15 Billion Downloads | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Over 15 billion applications have been downloaded from Apple's App Store, the company announced today.
"Thank you to all of our amazing developers who have filled [the App Store] with over 425,000 of the coolest apps and to our over 200 million iOS users for surpassing 15 billion downloads," Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, Phil Schiller, said in a statement.
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Guinness World Record for iPad Typing broken

Guinness World Record for iPad Typing broken | Macintosh | Scoop.it
His time? 5.26 seconds, which beats out former record-holder Charlie Joseph McDonnell's 6.31 seconds set in late June of last year.

Compared with typing the alphabet on a normal computer keyboard, Saakashvili's record doesn't quite hold up. Current record holder Sudhakar Raju did that in 3.52 seconds.
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Griffin, Crayola introduce Software and Stylus for iPad

Griffin, Crayola introduce Software and Stylus for iPad | Macintosh | Scoop.it
Griffin Technology and Crayola on Wednesday announced the release of Crayola ColorStudio HD for iPad. It’s software that combines with an “iMarker,” a marker-shaped stylus which lets kids draw and create on their iPad.
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Steve Jobs Bio gets New Title

Steve Jobs Bio gets New Title | Macintosh | Scoop.it
"iSteve: The Book of Jobs," the first authorized biography of the Apple co-founder and chief executive, has been rechristened simply "Steve Jobs." The book, which was announced in April and is due to be published next year by Simon & Schuster, is being penned by biographer Walter Isaacson from interviews with Jobs, family members, and colleagues.
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