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Megan Lavey-Heaton

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Megan Lavey is a newspaper designer with the Patriot-News just outside Harrisburg, Pa. She is a bibliophile, and can't pass a bookstore without somehow making her way inside. Her journalism career has taken her from Alabama to the Tennessee/Virginia border, Maine, Arizona and finally Pennsylvania. She is also the co-creator of the webcomic Namesake. She currently resides just outside Enola, Pa. with her cats and is married lifelong to a lifelong Linux user who happens to be British, an astrophysicist and who constantly teases her about her deep love for Apple products. But, she's still madly in love with him anyhow. If you need to contact her for review purposes, please do so through this email.

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WWDC 2014: Apple announces iOS 8

Tim Cook announced iOS 8 at WWDC 2014, and Craig Federighi demonstrated some of the features. Those include: Refined notification center with interactive notifications, including the ability to respond from the app you're in without hopping out. Quick access to favorite and recent contacts via...

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WWDC 2014: Apple announces OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Craig Federighi introduced OS X 10.10 Yosemite at WWDC 2014 today, saying that it included a concept that Apple developers label as continuity. Like iOS 7 in 2013, OS X Yosemite received a major design overhaul, including redesigned icons and translucent backgrounds. Key features of OS X Yosemite ...

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WWDC 2014: OS X by the numbers

Here's some quick numbers that Tim Cook shared at WWDC 2014 this morning regarding OS X Mavericks and its adoption. 12% Mac growth in the past year versus a negative growth for the industry overall. More than 40 million copies of Mavericks installed since October, most in Apple's history. Mor...

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WWDC 2014: TUAW staff predicts keynote announcements

We're just a couple hours away from the WWDC 2014 keynote, where we will get our first official look at what Apple's been working on for the past year, especially in regards to iOS and OS X. Here's what TUAW staffers believe will (and won't) be discussed. What's your wacky predictions? Let us know...

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Jury finds that Samsung infringed 2 of Apple's patents, awards $119.6M in damages

In the second infringement battle in California court in as many years, a federal jury has found that Samsung violated two of Apple's patents, but did not violate two others. The jury awarded Apple $119.6 million in damages from the violations. The breakdown is as follows from Re/code: The jury...

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The jury deliberates in the Apple vs. Samsung case and other news from April 30, 2014

The second Apple vs. Samsung trial is now in the hands of the jury, and in addition to asking for supplies, they also have asked for additional information regarding the first jury trial but was denied. As Electronista reports: The second jury question asked how Apple chose the five patents pres...

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Microsoft Office apps for iPad gain printing abilities and other news from April 29, 2014

Microsoft's Office for iPad apps have received an update that adds the ability to print to an AirPrint printer, PowerPoint smart guides, auto fitting in Excel and more. It's a funny thing, going more into debt in order to raise cash. But that's what Apple is planning to do to prevent having t...

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Better battery life for your iPhone under iOS 7.1.1 and other news from April 24, 2014

Have you updated your iPhone to iOS 7.1.1 yet? If you're concerned about your battery life, go ahead and hit the update button. ZDNet noticed that the newest update is bringing a drastic increase in battery life, based on internal usage. Have you noticed a difference? Let us know in the comments. ...

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Tidbits you might have missed from Apple's earnings call

While the big focus of Apple's Q2 earnings call was the stock split and dividend increase, a number of other interesting tidbits were announced during the call. A few of them, culled from our liveblog of the call, include: More than 20 million Apple TVs have been sold, netting a business that's...

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Apple expands its recycling program and other news from April 21, 2014

On this Earth Day, Apple has expanded its free recycling program to include any Apple product, no matter the age. While not all products will be eligible for a gift card when traded in, Apple will take any item produced in its 30-year history in an effort to avert more electronic waste from reachi...

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