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Apple wants to buy more land for Oregon data center

Apple is considering purchasing another 96 acres of land in Prineville, Ore., in hopes of expanding its data centers even further, The Oregonian reports. The assistant planning director for Crook County confirmed to the paper that a company...

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Google Play 'iMessage Chat' app lets you send iMessages to Android phones but don't try it

Note: If you read nothing else, read this: Do NOT download this app. Now read why below. An unofficial iMessages app has appeared on the Google Play store that allows iMessages to be sent between Android and iOS devices, reports 9to5Mac. The app...

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A friendly reminder to former MobileMe customers: Free storage upgrade ends September 30

I knew something was up this morning when my wife sent me a message saying that she had received an email from Apple about exceeding 5 GB of storage and functions would stop working after September 30, 2013, if she continued to exceed that amount....

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iOS 7: Activation Lock secures your device in case of theft (Updated)

Find My iPhone in iOS 6 was great for locating your lost or stolen phone and for locking down your data, but it had a major flaw. A tech-savvy thief could restore the phone, remove the SIM card and walk away scot-free with your phone. Thanks to an...

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Apple releases Chrome and Firefox extensions for Windows for iCloud bookmark syncing

Apple has quietly released extensions for the Chrome and Firefox desktop browsers for Windows. The extensions allow Windows users to sync their Safari iOS bookmarks across the two browsers. Prior to the Firefox and Chrome extension release, iOS...

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Apple limiting access to iWork for iCloud beta because it's too popular

Apple appears to now be limiting access to the iWork for iCloud beta for select users. It was just last week that the company opened the beta to everyone, but now an "overwhelming response" is forcing the company to pull back. The message in the...

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iWork for iCloud beta now open to everyone (with an Apple ID)

Apple has opened the iWork for iCloud beta to everyone with an Apple ID. Previously, the beta was only open to developers and select users, but today's release means everyone get access, even those without iWork for iOS or OS X. There are...

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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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Bradley Chambers: 'Regular people have no idea how to manage photos on their iPhone'

Bradley Chambers wrote a poignant article that argues Apple needs to beef up its photos app with an offline storage option because most people don't backup their photos. These shutterbugs just snap photos and assume the pictures will always be there...

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Apple adds movies in the cloud for Japan, others

Apple has continued their global expansion of iTunes in the Cloud for Movies with the addition of eight new markets for the service. Movie fans in Austria, Estonia, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, and Switzerland can now re-download...

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Complimentary iCloud storage upgrades are expiring soon

If you were a former MobileMe user who got a nice 20 GB chunk of free storage last year when iCloud came to life, the happy days are almost over. A number of the TUAW staff members have received an email similar to the one seen above, noting that...

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Reality Absorption Field: Apple's cloud comeback

Look closely at the moves of the three main consumer operating system vendors. Each has become infatuated toward expanding into a new area from its strength among the landscape of hardware, software and service. For Microsoft, which has long been...

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iWork for iCloud beta invites expand the pool of access

As work continues on Apple's newest cloud application suite, iWork for iCloud, the circle of access for non-developers appears to be widening. We reported back on July 3 that some iCloud users were already seeing the beta versions of the web...

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OS X 10.8.5 update will reportedly fix MacBook Air/Photoshop flickering issue

There's a new annoyance bothering current-model MacBook Air owners who use Photoshop. It seems that the MBAs with Haswell processors have issues with Adobe's flagship software. In particular, many MacBook Air owners noticed severe screen flickering...

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Web versions of iWork available on iCloud beta site for some users

Apple launched the developer beta for the new online iCloud-based iWork tools this past June, including Numbers, Pages and Keynote. Today, we've noticed that some users have been able to login to the system and try out the new features. Access...

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RSS Reader Roundup: Feedbin, Feed Wrangler and NewsBlur

Earlier this year, we listed several services and apps that'll potentially replace Google Reader. Now that the Reader shut down is imminent, we are taking a second look at some of these services (and a few new ones) to see which companies have...

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