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Apple Considered Making A Major Investment Into Twitter





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The New York Times reported that “in recent months” Twitter and Apple were talking about a strategic investment in the amount of hundreds of millions dollars.

“There is no guarantee that the two companies, which are not in negotiations at the moment, will come to an agreement. But the earlier talks are a sign that they may form a stronger partnership amid intensifying competition from the likes of Google and Facebook”.


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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012. 10:52

Downloads of Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion top 3 million in 4 days



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Mountain Lion launched on the Mac App Store last Wednesday as a $19.99 upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard has been downloaded more than 3 million times in its first four days, the company announced on Monday.


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Apple Is Woking On Major Overhaul Of iTunes



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Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter, that Apple is prepping major changes to iTunes that will be released by the end of 2012. The changes are intended to improve how people find content and how they access materials that they already own on their Apple devices. Bloomberg said that music sharing and iCloud file integration will be heavily featured in the revamped iTunes. Music sharing is most likely to happen through Facebook and Twitter, with which Apple has partnered for sharing content within Mountain Lion and iOS 6.


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Thursday, June 28th, 2012. 12:22

Apple released iOS 6.0 Beta 2 for developers



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Apple recently released new iOS 6 beta 2 for developers. It is available as an OTA update or as a download here. Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well.

When you download and install iOS 6.0 Beta 2 OTA the Settings icon animates. Take a look:


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Apple to kill Ping with next major iTunes release



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According to sources close to the matter Apple will reportedly kill off the Ping iTunes service when the next iteration of iTunes rolls out alongside iOS 6 this fall, reports All Things D. The social music network has suffered waning participation since its introduction in 2010.

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed these rumors partly when he said at the D10 conference in May that the company might kill off Ping but vowed to add more social integration into its products. Ping is still active, but sources say that the social network will be redacted this fall and replaced by deeper Twitter and Facebook integration.


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Thursday, June 14th, 2012. 13:14

Tim Cook confirms updated Mac Pro coming in 2013



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Apple confirmed that its CEO Tim Cook sent an e-mail to a Facebook group page dedicated to the Mac Pro on Monday and said that the company is indeed "working on something really great" for 2013, allaying current Mac Pro owners' fears that the desktop has reached its end of life.

The slightly updated Mac Pro presented by Apple at WWDC on Monday wasn't the significant revamp. The machines received 12-core Xeon chips, but CPUs are based on Intel's two-year-old Westmere-EP architecture and not newer Xeon E5 silicon. Professional users were hoping for something more significant and impressive.


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Wednesday, June 13th, 2012. 23:17

WWDC 2012 live blog



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Thanks again! You guys are the best.

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Reliable source says no chance Apple will ax Mac Pro



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Jim Dalrymple of The Loop has a proven track record with Apple predictions. This time he has given Mac users hope that Apple won’t discontinue Mac Pro line and even release new machines.

This Friday he asked Dan Benjamin if there is "any chance" that Apple will get rid of the Mac Pro, Dalrymple simply replied, "No." After a few seconds of silence, Benjamin followed up by asking "You're really confident in that? You feel good about that?" Dalrymple responded by laughing. "Good, that's what I want to hear," Benjamin said before moving on.


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Thursday, May 31st, 2012. 23:16

Facebook reportedly hiring former Apple iPhone engineers for phone project



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The New York Times claims that Facebook is drawing upon former Apple engineers and has hired "more than half a dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who worked on the iPhone" to develop its own phone. The New York Times’ report also said that Facebook is interested in buying a smartphone company. It raised $16 billion during its recent IPO, enough to purchase either Research in Motion or HTC.

One tipster suggested that the current effort is the company's third attempt to build a smartphone. People who reportedly worked on the first attempt told the Times that the project fell apart because it proved to be more difficult than expected. As a result, Facebook is believed to have realized that it needs industry-experienced veterans to develop hardware, specifically Apple alumni.


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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012. 16:34

Facebook Launches New iPhone App For Uploading And Sharing Photos



Just after Facebook acquired photo sharing service Instagram for 1$ billion, the company announced Facebook Camera app for iPhone in a blog post today. The app allows uploading a batch of photos at a time and features filters and other photo editing tools. The standard Facebook app allows you to upload only one picture at a time. When first opening Camera app, it detects all Facebook accounts associated with the iPhone, so that you can upload pictures immediately.


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Friday, May 25th, 2012. 1:06

Aaron Sorkin Shares His Thoughts On Steve Jobs Biopic



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Aaron Sorkin, who created the Oscar-winning scenario for “The Social Network”, was recently confirmed by Sony Pictures as a screenwriter for upcoming film based on the biography of Steve Jobs.

Reuters reported that in an interview with reporters Sorkin said that he was still looking for some event in Jobs’ life to hang the film on.


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Friday, May 18th, 2012. 12:50

Face.com Released Updated Version Of Facial Recognition App KLIK



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Face.com just released version1.0 of its facial recognition app for iPhone KLIK with a new learning mode and filters. The previous “testing” version of the app launched in January. However the latest version features face-friendly filters similar to Instagram and improved face-recognition capabilities allowing to Facebook-tag people.


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Thursday, May 10th, 2012. 23:07

Facebook Unveils App Center For All Devices And Platforms



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Facebook announced the launch of a new App Center that will offer Facebook users Android, iOS, desktop, web and mobile web apps. Facebook said that it is not directly competing with Google and Apple as the App Center will forward users to both the Android and iOS platforms. So, for example, if you are visiting the App Center from an iPhone, and enter Words with Friends, or other Facebook-compatible games, you will be sent to the corresponding app’s page on the App Store for installation.


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Thursday, May 10th, 2012. 12:53

Steve Jobs' liver transplant helped inspire Facebook organ donor program



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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in an interview with ABC News that his friendship with Steve Jobs and his liver transplant that extended his life came to mind as he worked on a plan to increase the number of organ donors.

"That definitely, I think, was something that we all had in mind as we were building this out," Zuckerberg said. "His story is just one of many, of people who both were able to have an organ transplant that made his life longer, and he was extremely thankful for that."


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Friday, May 4th, 2012. 14:50

Spotify iPad App Lands In The App Store



Last month there were leaks showing how might look the Spotify app for iPad, and today the company launched its long awaited app with the video above and a blog post. The app has landed in the App Store as a free universal download (an update for iPhone users). The service offers a free trial period of 48 hours for non-Premium users that can be increased to 30 days.


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