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U2 performed at the end of September 9th’s iPhones and Apple Watch announcement.  After their performance, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that U2’s latest album, Songs of Innocence, would be free to all iTunes subscribers. To that end, the album was automatically added to subscribers’ iTunes libraries. Apparently, not every one of the half billion of iTunes Read more

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With the Flint Center in Cupertino, California packed, Apple CEO Tim Cook started off Tuesday’s Apple event. Typically, he would start out talking about how many gazillion iPhones have sold, how the adoption rate of the latest iOS version eclipses that of Android adoption and a myriad of other sales numbers and statistics. When Mr. Read more

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Apple announced a free replacement battery for “a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices.” These phones may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need more frequent charging. These devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013. To determine if your iPhone is eligible, visit Apple’s support page. Since devices within a specific serial number Read more

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook kicked off Apple’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference (WWDC) on June 2nd with the typical ‘Apple by the Numbers’ presentation. This is the 25th year for WWDC.  The first WWDC in 1990 was attended by 1,300 developers, had only one lab and the hot topic was System 7.   Since then, it has Read more

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Run iOS Apps in Android? Meet Cider, an operating system compatibility architecture that allows users to run iOS apps on Android devices. The Cider architecture has been developed by computer science students at Columbia University. The project essentially makes iOS apps compatible with Android, regardless of the fact that apps from the two ecosystems are Read more

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Apple Offers Cheaper, Faster MacBook Airs Apple introduced two new MacBook Airs on April 29th:  an 11-inch laptop and 13-inch laptop, each available with either 128 GB or 256 GB of storage.  These models are similar to previous generations but each costs $100 less than its predecessor.  Both new laptops feature faster, newer processors.  Both Read more

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Microsoft Completes Nokia Acquisition Microsoft has completed its acquisition of the Devices and Services division of longtime Windows Phone advocate, Nokia.  Stephen Elop, who served as Nokia’s president and CEO, will be reporting directly to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella as  executive VP of Microsoft’s Devices Group. In his new role, Mr. Elop will oversee the company’s entire hardware lineup of phones, tablets, Read more

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Michaels Confirms Malware Attack This week, Michaels confirmed that payment card information, including payment card number and expiration date, was obtained through a malware attack.  There is no evidence that other information, such as name, address or PIN, was obtained. At Michaels stores, the attack occurred at various stores between May 8th of last year through Read more