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John Sculley regrets ousting Steve Jobs and other news for April 18, 2014

It's Friday! Slip on a pair of loafers and browse today's Apple news in a leisurely fashion. Because it's Friday. And you're a boss. In an interview with Times of India, former Apple CEO John Sculley admitted that ousting Steve Jobs was a mistake. "I think there could have been a way, in...

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Several BBC iOS apps acting up, more news for April 17, 2014

There are a couple of nice app updates this morning, plus an automation solution with what will likely be a short-lived name. Several users have noted that the BBC's iPlayer app, Sky Go and Now TV for iOS have stopped streaming video. The BBC is aware of the problem and, while still unaware of...

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Apple confirms after-market CarPlay and other news for April 15, 2014

A new subscription plan from Microsoft, after-market CarPlay and more gorgeous hardware from Twelve South. Here's this morning's news. Apple has confirmed to The Verge that after-market CarPlay solutions will be made available. The company did not offer much more detail than that. It's...

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Free 1Password tutorial video and more news for April 14, 2014

Another Monday is upon us. But don't despair, it brought enough Apple news to share with the entire class. Let's get started. In light of the Heartbleed threat, ScreenCastsOnline has made a tutorial video featuring 1Password available for free. We're big fans of 1Password here at TUAW, as it...

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Apple opts out of patent acquisitions and other news for April 11, 2014

Here's your Apple news for Friday, April 11. Enjoy the weekend, folks. Apple opts out of a recent patent acquisition by Intellectual Ventures. Both Apple and Intel have opted not to participate in the latest buy. Formerly, Apple joined Intel, Microsoft and Sony to form Intellectual Ventures. Apple...

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iBeacon tech at Coachella and other news for April 9, 2014

Here's your AM roundup of Apple news. This time around it's Apple vs. Samsung (again), iBeacon goes to Coachella and improving Apple Maps. Apple has laid out its claim against Samsung, and it's a whopper. The Cupertino company is after US$2.2 billion in damages. The President of Quantitative...

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Judge denies Apple and other news for April 4, 2014

Happy Friday, folks. I've just emerged from my RSS reader with these nuggets to share with you. Judge Lucy Koh denies Apple motion regarding Samsung's opening statements. Apple was not happy with opening statements made by Samsung counsel, which claimed that Apple does not use some of the...

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Spotify's facelift and more news for April 2, 2014

Spotify has updated its iOS app with some keen new features, including a reworked browse function and playlist features. It also sports a "darker theme," which I hoped would mean it's edgy and brooding but no ... they've just used dark colors. Objective Development has teased LaunchBar 6 and is...

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Apple Q2 investor call and other news for April 1, 2014

Sourcing news on April 1 sure is fun, let me tell you. But just to prove that I'm not a total curmudgeon, let me congratulate Think Geek on winning April Fool's Day. As usual. Rosetta Stone for Klingon? Qapla'! Meanwhile... Apple has announced that its Q2 2014 financial conference call will...

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Office Mobile goes free for the iPhone, and other news for March 28, 2014

Amid all the hoopla about Microsoft Office finally coming to the iPad (even Tim Cook tweeted about it) was a little bit of information that was missed by many: Microsoft has made its Office Mobile for iPhone suite free, and home users can edit their documents even without an Office365 subscription....

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A rack mount for the Mac Pro and other news for March 27, 2014

It's been a rather quiet morning, but here are three stories we found for you. Sonnet Tech has announced a 4U rack mount for Apple's cylindrical Mac Pro. The so-called xMac Pro Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Enclosure rolls off the tongue and includes three PCIe single-width expansion slots; Thunderbolt 2...

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Here's what Apple's first hacked-together iPhone looked like, and other news for March 26, 2014

Yesterday we told you the Wall Street Journal posted its interview with one of the original iPhone engineers about the creation of the iPhone. But now Apple has share an image of what the first hacked-together "iPhone" looked like. As you can see above, the first "iPhone" was a PowerMac G3 with an...

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Apple offering refunds for unauthorized in-app purchases, and other news for March 25, 2014

Apple has sent an email to users who have made recent in-app purchases (IAPs) announcing they can receive a refund for any unauthorized IAPs "made by a minor." The refund initiative is part of a consent decree Apple struck with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Users who wish to get IAP...

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UK App Store and iTunes Store pricing may increase 20% in 2015, and other news for March 24, 2014

Last week British Chancellor George Osborne introduced the UK's annual budget for the year ahead. It included, among other things, a change that may affect the price of apps and media in the UK App Store and iTunes Store by up to 20%. As The Guardian reports: George Osborne's latest budget could...

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Apple features new "Indie Game Showcase", and other news for March 21, 2014

Apple has rolled out a new section on the App Store called "Indie Game Showcase." It's dedicated to spotlighting stunning games by independent iOS developers. As Apple describes the new section: Often made up of just a few dedicated members, independent studios prove that what really matters is...

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