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Apple launches iTunes Store in 56 additional countries

Apple is expanding its business on many fronts. The company is broadening its retail store footprint with new stores, increasing its office space with the construction of new buildings and nearly doubling the footprint of iTunes with the rollout of the service in 56 new countries on Tuesday. ...

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iTunes Music Store finally coming to Russia tomorrow?

While the iTunes Music Store has been in many countries for a long time, it hasn't been available in Russia. It's beginning to look as if Russia may finally get its own iTunes Music Store as soon as tomorrow, according to a post on our sister site TechCrunch. TechCrunch's Ingrid Lunden report...

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Apple's 'blasphemous' logo under fire in Russia

And now for your daily dose of overreaction. Extreme Orthodox Christians in Russia have upped their complaints about Apple's iconic logo, according to CNet. This specific group of Orthodox Christians say that Apple's logo represents a "blasphemous" attack on the church since it can be seen as...

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Russian iPhone carrier not happy over price, cites Apple 'dictatorship'

In the Soviet Union, you got a knockoff Motorola brick phone and you were happy. In modern-day Russia, however, you might want an iPhone from OAO Mobile TeleSystems (MTS). You'll pay over US$1,000 for the privilege. The carrier says that makes the iPhone a tough sell in a competitive market. ...

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Daily Update for March 6, 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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Russia reclassifies iPad as a computer, avoids 5% import tax

According to a report in the Russian newspaper Vedomosti, the Russian government has classified the iPad as computer. While this will bring a smile to analysts who love to compare iPad and PC sales, this move has nothing to do with the market category of the device. This change is an administrativ...

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iPhone 4S reportedly launching in Russia on December 16

The nation that launched the first satellite in 1957 and the first cosmonaut in 1961 will now see the launch of the iPhone 4S on December 16. Pre-orders have begun in Russia (Google Translation) for the latest iPhone at White Wind DIGITAL. Although Siri (or shall we call it Yuri?) doesn't speak...

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iPad 2 coming to Russia, Ukraine, Chile, and Brazil on May 27

Earlier today we told you about the iPhone 4 launching in India on May 27th. Now Apple's iPad 2 is set to make a splash in new markets as well. As noted by 9to5 Mac, the iPad 2 is set to go on sale in Russia, Ukraine, Chile and Brazil this Friday. Our Russian readers will be able to pick up A...

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New phishing email pretends to be from Apple's online store

We've received several reports today of an email making the rounds that's very likely a phishing scam. The message content is cleverly designed to look like it's coming from the Apple Store, and clicking on any of the links will take you to a website that's even superficially similar to Apple's onl...

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Apple planning Moscow, Russia Apple Store

Apple may be moving forward with plans to expand its retail arm into Russia. According to ifoAppleStore, Apple Senior Vice President of Retail Ron Johnson and Vice President of Real Estate Bob Bridger visited Moscow recently and toured the newly renovated Hotel Moskva, which is located in the h...

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iPad launched in Russia today with very limited stock

Apple has officially launched the iPad in Russia today (or yesterday, if you happen to be in Russia at the moment). All six models are available from three retail chains including M.Video, Bely Veter and re:Store. There's quite a few strings attached to this launch, however. According to Tatar-in...

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Please don't really turn your TV into an iPad

We've posted a lot of wacky Apple-related products here on the site, but I think this is the wackiest I've ever seen. A Russian firm is reportedly selling a series of plastic decals that will make any flatscreen television of a certain size into something that looks like an iPad. Oh, you say, th...

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WWDC 2010: Vito Technology walks on with Star Walk and Geo Walk

We met up with both Victor Toporkov and Murad Nazaraliev of Vito Technology during WWDC this past week, and while we know the company's name well from their great Star Walk and Solar Walk apps (the first one won an Apple Design Award this week, and the second one is quite popular, too), we learned ...

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Russian President Medvedev pictured with MacBook Pro

The Kremlin has released photos of Russian President Dimitry Medvedev holding a meeting with his aides and what appears to be a new MacBook Pro. The president also recently addressed the nation in a video blog post, where his MacBook Pro was seen in a similar meeting. The logo had been removed from...

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iPhone in 29 new countries; unlocked in Hong Kong

Our sister site Engadget reports that Apple is now offering unlocked iPhones in Hong Kong via its online store. HK$5,500 (≈ US$700) will buy you an 8GB model, HK$6,200 (≈ US$800) gets you 16GB. The Apple Store's terms and conditions limit sales to individuals in Hong Kong only, but who...

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