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Apple Purchasing Italian Audio Editing Software Company Redmatica



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TechCrunch points to a post from Italian Fanpage saying that Apple intends to purchase a small Italian software company Redmatica that develops audio editing apps such as AutoSampler and Keymap Pro.

Evidence of the purchase has been revealed in the weekly bulletin of Italy’s antitrust regulatory body AGCM. The most relevant portion of the bulletin published on May 28 said (English translation):


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Thursday, May 31st, 2012. 0:02

Apple updates Apple TV to version 5.0.1 9B206f



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Apple released the new iOS firmware 5.0.1 (9B206f) for both Apple TV 2G and latest Apple TV 3G. The software update is said to bring fixes to AirPlay, Netflix, Home Sharing, and more. New firmware also includes HD previews for movies and TV shows on the iTunes Store.

You can find the download links below, or you can just hit the update version on your Apple TV.




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'iPhone 5' Headphone Jack and Earpiece Component Surfaces



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The website of parts supplier SW-Box posted photos of the parts claimed to be from Apple's sixth-generation iPhone. The components are said to be a headphone jack, earpiece and Wi-Fi cable. The purported iPhone parts suggest the device will have a significantly different internal design, as the headphone jack is attached to the earpiece and Wi-Fi components.

That's a major departure from the current design of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, in which the headphone jack is included on a component with the handset's volume buttons and mute switch, all of which are located in the upper left corner of the device.


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Adobe Releases Collage And Proto Apps For iPad



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Adobe Collage app that was previously available for Android platform today was also released to iPad users. This app allows users to assemble moodboards using content that can be imported from Adobe Creative Suite programs or uploaded to 2GB Adobe Creative Cloud space.
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Saturday, May 12th, 2012. 1:00

Apple accidentally reveals iCloud.com banner notifications



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Users who visited the iCloud.com website on Tuesday could find a test of a new banner notification feature that was mistakenly made public, revealing a forthcoming feature for the service. An iOS-style notification was at the top of a browser and looked like:

"Default Title for English," the title read, followed by "English - This is test message description."

To the right of the notification was an 'X,' allowing users to close the message from their browser. The test message could not be selected and it did not link anywhere.


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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012. 16:08

Apple to launch new iPad in Brazil, 29 other countries this weekend



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Portuguese-language website G1 discovered that Apple announced the May 11 launch on its official Brazilian iPad page. Apple's new iPad will launch in a total of 30 new countries this weekend, with the largest among them Brazil. Most launches will occur this Friday, May 11, but a handful more in the Middle East will have a launch this Saturday, May 12.

Apple's assembly partner Foxconn recently began manufacturing devices in Brazil, and has opened plants intended for iPhone and iPad production there. Apple began selling iPhone 4 units built in Brazil in their home country in February, but thus far, production has been limited to the 8-gigabyte handset model, model number "MD198BR/A," and has not extended to version of the latest-model iPhone 4S.


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Apple Shows Off Use Of iPhone In The Enterprise Sector



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On its website Apple posted a new page that highlights the use of iPhone in the enterprise market. The page shows how the device can be used in the business environment to manage projects, organize days, set calendar appointments, read mail, keep contacts organized, setup meetings, and more. The company also highlighted specific apps like “OmniFocus”, “GoToMeeting”, “TripIt,” “MicroStrategy” for iPhone that are available on the App Store.


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Saturday, April 21st, 2012. 14:07

Greenpeace Criticizes Apple Over Coal-Powered Data Centers



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Today activist group Greenpeace published a new report with the title How Clean Is Your Сloud? targeting large Internet companies including Microsoft, Apple and Amazon over their heavy use of power derived from coal for massive data centers.


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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012. 23:05

Apple releases Flashback removal tool



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Apple on Friday released version 1.0 of its "Flashback malware removal tool" which will scan a user's computer and erase known iterations of the Trojan that some are calling the worst the Mac platform has ever seen.

About Flashback malware removal tool

  • This Flashback malware removal tool that will remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware.
  • If the Flashback malware is found, a dialog will be presented notifying the user that malware was removed.
  • In some cases, the Flashback malware removal tool may need to restart your computer in order to completely remove the Flashback malware.
  • This update is recommended for all OS X Lion users without Java installed.

600,000 Macs were reported to be infected by Flashback and connected in the botnet, which harvested personal information and web browsing logs from affected machines. The Trojan was first discovered last year and installed itself through the guise of an Adobe Flash installer. This version of the malware is able to install itself automatically after visiting an infected website.




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Sunday, April 15th, 2012. 12:38

Apple improving iTunes account security with stricter requirements



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Ars Technica reports that Apple has began asking users of iOS devices to select and answer some question related to their Apple IDs. Such measures were reportedly taken by the company to improve security of iTunes accounts.

After being shown the message, users are asked to select from a number of security questions and provide personal answers. Users are also prompted to provide a backup e-mail address in case the primary address associated with their Apple ID is compromised.


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Friday, April 13th, 2012. 16:02

Apple Facing Lawsuit In Australia Over ‘Misleading’ Advertising of iPad 3



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According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian regulators are taking legal actions to address Apple’s “misleading” advertisements regarding the iPad 3. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that in this case it will pursue fines, injunctions and compensation to users who were misled. The issue was caused by Apple’s use of "4G" in its advertising campaign for the cellular-capable models of the iPad 3, while compatibility with 4G LTE is only offered in Canada and U.S. due to different frequency bands used for LTE networks in different countries.


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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012. 22:54

RIM hiring iOS developers



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Research in Motion has recently posted a job listing on its website that reveals that the BlackBerry maker is looking to hire developers for an undisclosed iOS enterprise app to be distributed through Apple's App Store. A RIM spokesperson confirmed the rumours. As he said, “the company is indeed developing an iPhone app as part of its BlackBerry Mobile Fusion project.”

Along with the usual coding and communication skills, requirements called for a candidate well-versed in creating apps for both the iPhone and the iPad.


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Friday, March 23rd, 2012. 16:12

iPhone 4 allegedly combusts while charging overnight



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A Colorado woman reached out to Mashable alleging that her iPhone 4 caught fire while charging overnight. She wanted the tech website to spread public awareness over the reported issue, claiming that Apple has been reticent to acknowledge the alleged incident.

The unnamed source claims that she awoke in the early morning during a recent trip to the east coast to find her year-old white iPhone 4 making "sizzling" and "popping" noises. After an unspecified amount of time there was “not quite an explosion, but an immense crackling,” and smoke plumed from the device creating "an awful, putrid smell, almost like you were ingesting plastic of some kind.”


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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012. 17:01

Consumer Groups In 11 EU Countries Request Apple To Change AppleCare Policy



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In December last year AFP reported that Italian anti-trust regulators fined Apple $1.2 million for misleading commercial practices relating to AppleCare warranties. According to the decision of Italian competitor regulator, Apple’s AppleCare warranties have failed to inform consumers of a 2-year mandatory warranty required by EU law.


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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012. 0:16