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Chris Rawson

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Chris Rawson has been using Apple's products on and off since 1982. He was a mostly a Windows user during Apple's "wilderness years" in the mid- to late-90s, but he came back to the Mac in 2003.

From 1995 to 1999, Chris served in the US Navy as a nuclear-rated electrician's mate and performed maintenance duties on an aircraft carrier's twin nuclear power plants. After leaving the Navy, he spent two years working as a Radiation Health Physics Technician in the private sector until a contamination accident convinced him to pursue a different career. He was thoroughly disappointed when the accidental radiation exposure failed to give him any superpowers whatsoever.

From 2007 to 2008, Chris worked as an editor for PR Newswire in Cleveland. While at PR Newswire, he gained inside knowledge of the workings of the US media and an amazing repertoire of anti-Cleveland jokes.

Chris moved to New Zealand in 2008. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Kent State University and has earned a Master of Arts in English from Massey University with upper second-class honours.

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Rumor Roundup: Another unannounced Apple product 'delayed'

Apple trademark update suggests company may enter jewelry business, hinting at rumored 'iWatch' (AppleInsider) Apple first applied for the iWatch trademark last year. Then, as now, this trademark application is not proof that Apple intends to launch a device with that name. It could just as...

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Rumor Roundup: Validity not confirmed

New report says iWatch will be significantly cheaper than expected (BGR) BGR once again plays fast and loose with the definition of "report" by citing some analyst's evidence-free predictions of how much the nonexistent iWatch will cost. The good news that comes with this "report" is analysts...

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Rumor Roundup: Fourth-power stupid

iWatch cost could be subsidized by health insurers, analyst suggests (9to5 Mac) According to some analyst: "We continue to believe it is possible the product (iWatch) is backstopped by some sort of insurance subsidization model similar to the carrier subsidization model for iPhone." Meanwhile,...

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Rumor Roundup: Pod people

Here we go again: Report claims Apple is testing a 65-inch iTV (BGR) From the article: "If rumors and reports from Apple analysts are to be believed" - I'll stop you right there at the first sentence, BGR. They're not. They most certainly are not to be believed. You know this. Everyone knows...

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Rumor Roundup: Unreleased Apple product 'delayed' (again)

IPHONE 6 LEAK: This could be our first look at the completely redesigned iPhone 6 (BGR) BGR wants us to believe that some guy's 3D rendering, based on "leaked" blueprints of dubious provenance, counts as a "first look" at the iPhone 6. While the renderings are pretty slick, and I'd gladly buy an...

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Rumor Roundup: Bigger isn't necessarily better

There's not much happening with Apple rumors at the moment; only two worth mentioning came out in the past few days. iPhone 6 Reportedly Launching 'As Early As September' in 4.7- and 5.5-Inch Sizes (MacRumors) Writers for Japanese business newspaper Nikkei apparently read the same rumors as...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Multiple sources saying pretty much the same thing'

Apple to Move Production of iPhone Batteries to Automated Lines (MacRumors) "[...] according to a report from DigiTimes." BZZZZT! Next! New leak may finally reveal Apple's iPhone 6 design (BGR) From the article: "A user on 9to5Mac's discussion forums points us to images of a purported case mold...

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Rumor Roundup: "Flop"

Here's a riddle: when is a flop not a flop? Easy: when it sells a metric load of units and makes tons of money. Don't try telling that to some people, though. Their skulls are far too thick, and the contents of those skulls... the less said about that, the better. Apple expected to sit out on...

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Rumor Roundup: ALL CAPS EMPHASIS

MAKE YOUR HEADLINES STAND OUT with words RANDOMLY capitalized in your HEADLINES. All of the MOST SUCCESSFUL BLOGS are doing it. YOU CAN TOO. This is Healthbook, Apple's major first step into health & fitness tracking (9to5 Mac) Buried deep in the bedrock of this very detailed piece:...

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Rumor Roundup: No TV for you

Digitimes makes its "triumphant" return to the rumor scene this week and manages to make itself look even more ridiculous than usual. No, I didn't think that was possible either. Digitimes likely way off the mark with sapphire production estimates (9to5 Mac) What? Digitimes got something wrong?...

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