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iWork Mavericks apps reinstating ’09 features in 2014

iWork Mavericks apps reinstating ’09 features in 2014

The updated version of iWork was unveiled back in October. At the time Apple touted how iWork had been completely rewritten and that it was now 64-bit. Apple also mentioned that iWork has "never been faster." But that being the case, it looks like that complete rewrite did not leave enough time to add every feature that was needed.

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Google barge confirmed: tipped as interactive space to learn about new tech

Google barge confirmed: tipped as interactive space to learn about new tech

There have been a few Google barges discovered thus far. The sightings only began about a month earlier, however that doesn't seem to have stopped the rumors and speculation from going into a bit of an overdrive state. The talk has included everything from floating data centers to high-end showrooms with a party deck on the roof.

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AT&T Leap Wireless acquisition gets stockholder approval

AT&T Leap Wireless acquisition gets stockholder approval

AT&T announced back in July they were moving forward to acquire Leap Wireless. This could bring Cricket Wireless under the AT&T wing and the purchase price was said to be more than $1 billion. Specifically, $1.19 billion. But while the plans were spelled out, that didn't mean the deal was finalized.

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Sony PS3 PlayStation Store update adds PayPal support

Sony PS3 PlayStation Store update adds PayPal support

Sony has announced a funding related update for those using the PlayStation Store on a PS3. Moving forward users will be able to add funds to their Sony Entertainment Network wallet using PayPal. Or more specifically, from PayPal and directly through the PlayStation Store. You see, in the past you have been able to use funds using PayPal, however prior to this update -- that was done via the web interface.

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Google Street View visits Arlington National Cemetery

Google Street View visits Arlington National Cemetery

Google has taken the Street View cameras through a wide variety of locations around the world. Last month we saw virtual tours of the Galapagos Islands come available and it looks like the same will soon be available for the Arlington National Cemetery. The tour was created in October with the changing of the seasons, however they will not be publicly available until early next year.

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Fon WiFi hotspots arrive in the US

Fon WiFi hotspots arrive in the US

Fon and AT&T announced a partnership back in September. At the time the talk was about how AT&T users traveling overseas would now have access to additional wireless hotspots, though, there was some chatter about this opening the door for US availability. With that in mind, Fon has announced the US availability beginning today.

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Automatic Link driving assistant arriving for iPhone users today

Automatic Link driving assistant arriving for iPhone users today

This isn't the first time we have seen details of the Automatic Link. In fact, the setup was previously expected to arrive back in May. And after that there was another release delay, but the delays have all been put to the side today. The Automatic Link "Smart Driving Assistant" is now available for those using an iPhone. The system can be found with Apple, both online and in retail stores.

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BlackBerry 10.2 OS update beginning this week

BlackBerry 10.2 OS update beginning this week

BlackBerry has detailed the rollout for the 10.2 OS update. This one will be heading to those with a BlackBerry Z10 or Q10, and coincidentally, will have these handsets going to the same version that we saw the BlackBerry Z30 announced with back in mid-September. The good news here, the BlackBerry 10.2 OS update is set to begin rolling out this week.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini US availability detailed

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini US availability detailed

Coming off some earlier rumors and leaks of a US release, Samsung has officially announced the availability of the Galaxy S4 mini. The handset will be coming to four US carriers and it is set to arrive next month. While Samsung has confirmed the phone will be arriving in November, we do still need specific release dates and prices from the carriers.

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Google Doodle celebrates first-ever parachute jump

Google Doodle celebrates first-ever parachute jump

The latest Google Doodle is celebrating the 216th anniversary of the first parachute jump. This jump was done by Andre-Jacque Garnerin, though his jump was not exactly what many would think of by the current definition of a parachute jump. Of course, given the timeline, it goes without saying that he did not jump out of an airplane.

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iPad mini pricing detailed with late-November ship time

iPad mini pricing detailed with late-November ship time

As had been rumored, Apple introduced the second-generation iPad mini today. This one will be arriving with a Retina display and similar to the iPad Air -- it will be available in two color options. Apple has the iPad mini with Retina display shipping in a Space Gray and also in a Silver option.

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iPad Air pricing replaces iPad 4 aside 2nd gen

iPad Air pricing replaces iPad 4 aside 2nd gen

Apple has officially unveiled the latest iPad. The 5th generation slate has been dubbed the iPad Air and it brings the familiar sized 9.7-inch display. Though, while the display size may be the same -- the tablet has gotten smaller both in terms of overall size and weight. We broke down the specs in an earlier iPad Air post, so this time around the focus will be on the pricing and availability.

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