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Apple reportedly testing new Maps feature to notify users of fixed problems

Apple has begun testing a new notification feature in its Maps app, according to a recent report from MacRumors. The report relays that some users who have reported erroneous mapping data to Apple are being presented with a notification option...

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2013 MacBook Air WiFi problems continue to plague users

Since its release in June of 2013, the latest version of the MacBook Air has plagued many users with a number of frustrating WiFi issues. Over a 131-page Support Communities thread started within days of the computer's release, 2013 Air owners...

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Infinity Blade is free for Black Friday week

The week of Black Friday is beginning to overshadow the American tradition of Thanksgiving, and while some detest the crass materialism of the shopping madness, at least there are some incredible deals to be had. Take this one, for instance;...

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iOS 7 calendar display bug for end of DST hits USA

As we reported last week when the UK clocks fell back, there's a quirk in the iOS calendar display routines that's evident on the first day after the switch from Daylight Saving Time back to Standard Time. Although alarms and reminders trigger as...

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Get lost! iPhone compass app struggles in tests

Before you start thinking about relying on the iPhone compass app for your next hiking trip, you might want to read the results of tests performed by TechHive. While some believe that the compass issues are limited to the new iPhone 5s and 5c, the...

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SimCity might get an offline option after all

After two fumbled launches -- one for Windows users and one for Mac -- that frustrated gamers with networking issues, SimCity might finally be getting an offline mode. A general manager for developer Maxis confirmed in a blog post that the company...

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Easy fix for pesky iOS 7 Messages bug

It's always "fun" to experience an issue just before a fix for it appears in our TUAW newsroom. In this case, I was receiving iMessages from my wife, but she wasn't seeing mine. Fearing that the worst had happened and I had been run over by a truck...

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Apple issues day-one EFI update for new iMacs to address Boot Camp issue

No sooner had Apple announced the 2013 iMacs than they also issued a day-one EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) update for the speedy new all-in-ones. The update is targeted at an issue that sometimes occurs when installing a Boot Camp partition...

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Parallels responds to Slashdot user concerns over Desktop 9 installing Access without permission

Over the past few weeks, Parallels announced both Parallels Desktop 9 and Parallels Access. While the former is a new version of the venerable virtualization application, Access is a totally new product for Parallels, allowing the "appification" of...

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Apple TV outage: TV shows menu not visible (Updated)

According to a recent tweet, since verified by our staff, there's an issue with Apple TV in the US at the current time. The TV shows menu, which is normally accompanied by the Movies, Music, Computers and Settings menus, is AWOL. The first sign of...

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GoToMeeting issues with MacBook Air camera persist

Since the launch of the latest MacBook Air, Citrix GoToMeeting users on the new machines have not been able to use their onboard webcams. The latest edition of the MacBook Air was released on June 10, 2013. On June 11, Apple put up a support page...

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Find My iPhone app updated, doesn't work for non-devs (Updated)

Apple today released updates to the Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps. While Find My iPhone 2.0.3 features a slightly new (and iOS 7-like) design, there's also one small issue -- users are reporting that the update doesn't provide the desired...

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Some of Apple's online services down this morning

No, it's not your imagination. Some of Apple's online services have been down this morning. A quick look at the Apple System Status page shows that the iTunes Store was down for 16.6 percent of all users between 8:57 and 9:42 AM ET, and that...

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Apple begins graphic card replacement program for mid-2011 27-inch iMac

Apple has begun a graphics card replacement program for the 27-inch mid-2011 iMac, reports 9to5Mac. The news comes from a leaked memo issued to some Apple Support employees. The models in question first went on sale in May 2011 and were sold until...

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New MacBook Air woe: unstable volume settings

The recently updated Haswell-based 2013 MacBook Air is an incredibly popular line of laptops, but has unfortunately had its share of birthing pains. First, users complained of not being able to connect consistently with WiFi networks. Now Apple...

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A small number of Apple TVs eligible for replacement due to Wi-Fi issues

Apple has emailed a note to Apple Store and AppleCare employees as well as authorized resellers stating that a small number of third-generation Apple TVs have an issue with Wi-Fi and are eligible for replacement free of charge up to two years...

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