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Apple keeps your iCloud data safe

Now that Apple is asking us to entrust our address books, calendars, files, photos, music and more to iCloud, many Mac and iOS users might be asking the question: "Is it safe?" Chris Foresman over at Ars Technica looked into the security of iCloud and concluded that "The simple answer is that you...

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Daily Update for March 2, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires F...

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Ars server logs show iPads using iOS 6, high-res displays

Another piece of interesting evidence of a higher-resolution iPad has been exposed by Ars Technica. Looking at web server logs for February, Ars staffers found that the site had been visited by devices running iOS 6. Additionally, some of the devices had a screen resolution matching the alleged sp...

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Support for quad-core ARM CPU shows up in Apple's Xcode

The default compiler in Apple's Xcode developer tools is the LLVM-based Clang. Ars Technica reports that they received a heads-up from a developer who works on low-level ARM assembly coding that the latest version of Clang in Xcode adds support for a quad-core, ARM-based processor from Marvell ...

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Tim Cook email to Apple employees: "Apple is not going to change"

In an email designed to reassure Apple employees who might be a bit trepidatious after the Steve Jobs announcement yesterday afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook told workers that "Apple is not going to change." The email, leaked to Ars Technica by a reputable source, includes Cook's reassurance that th...

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iPad killing the competition

With the iPad 2 hitting stores across the U.S. today and worldwide within a couple of weeks, Ars Technica published a report today showing that the iPad should remain the market leader for tablet devices through 2011. Citing data from market research firm IDC, Ars blogger Chris Foresman notes...

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Ars Technica awards recognize Mac app distinction

Apple ducked out of awarding Mac design laurels at WWDC this year in favor of iPhone and iPad apps, so the geeks at Ars Technica jumped into the pool with valor and distinction. Ars Technica solicited nominations from readers, then used staff to cull the list to get some well deserved winners. ...

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Ars: Apple A4 CPU is a "feature-stripped ARM Cortex A8"

While much of the speculation over the iPad's Apple A4 CPU has been focused on the fact that it was a system-on-a-chip (SoC) designed by the minds acquired from P.A. Semi, Ars Technica's Jon Stokes has another take on the story. In a Sunday post, Stokes (who claims to have an inside scoop) notes...

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Ars Technica reviews the new AirPort Extreme Base Station

Clint Ecker at Ars Technica has produced a four-page review of Apple's new AirPort Extreme Base Station, digging into every nook and cranny of what's new in both the software and hardware. Ultimately, Clint really likes the revamped base station, giving Apple strong marks for a broad, powerful fea...

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Questioning the security of a closed FairPlay

Ken Fisher at Ars Technica thinks something smells fishy about Steve Jobs's claims that licensing a DRM system will lead to its defeat. By comparing the security track records of iTunes's FairPlay and Microsoft's rival and heavily-licensed PlaysForSure, Ken might also have a good point. As history...

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Rogue Amoeba's Paul Kafasis at Infinite Loop

According to Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba, about the same time as he sat down with our very own David Chartier for TUAW Podcast #18, he also gave an interesting interview to the good folks over at Ars Tehnica's Infinite Loop. They talk about Rogue Amoeba's focus on audio, the controversy our own Lau...

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Ars Technica reviews font managers for OS X

Ars Technica is known for their extensive reviews, and Dave Girard's review of OS X font management programs is no different. He takes a look at FontAgent Pro, Font Explorer, and Suitcase Fusion. Font Book, OS X's builtin font application, is not included in the review because isn't 'industrial stre...

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My Dream App voting round 2

The second round of voting is under way over at My Dream App. Vote and let your voice be heard! Plus, when you vote you get a free copy of Mori, Hog Bay Software's document organizer. This round's judges are the cream of the crop of Mac bloggers including John Siracusa of Ars Technica, John Gruber ...

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WWDC Bingo

John Siracusa is best known for writing in-depth and incredibly geeky pieces about Apple technology. Who knew that in addition to being a hardcore geek John can be a whimsical geek as well (I consider myself to be an uberwhimsical geek. It is a fact that I have never lost my child like wonder)? Cas...

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Ars reviews Parallels Desktop 1.0

The Intel chips really have ushered in a new Era for Mac users. No longer do you need to keep a crappy Windows box around for those tasks that require that other OS. Boot Camp, as you know, is Apple's utility that turns your Intel Mac into a dual booting dream machine. But who wants to reboot their ...

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