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Apple details a rewritten 64-bit version of iWork

Apple details a rewritten 64-bit version of iWork

Apple has already talked a bit of software in terms of Mavericks, but they also have the apps that will be available for those using OS X, and iOS. In this case, we have word of an updated version of iWork. The talk of the updated iWork suite began with mention of how it has been completely rewritten and how it is now 64-bit. To that, Apple has said "its never been faster."

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Mac Pro 2013 release set for December

Mac Pro 2013 release set for December

We saw some details in terms of numbers and we saw what appears to be a plan to allow Apple to serve up huge numbers for Mavericks. If you missed that bit, Apple announced that OS X 10.9 Mavericks will be released for free later today. But in addition to talk of Mavericks, Apple then went on to talk about the Mac Pro, which is going to be arriving in December.

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OS X Mavericks made free: release today

OS X Mavericks made free: release today

Coming out of the Apple event, it looks like OS X Mavericks is going to be available beginning today. This latest news comes just a few weeks after the gold master was made available for developers. But there is a bit more to this than simply getting access today. Apple has said they "want to get Mavericks into as many peoples' hands as possible." For that, OS X 10.9 is coming as a free update.

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Apple: iTunes Radio brings 20 million listeners

Apple: iTunes Radio brings 20 million listeners

The latest Apple announcement event has begun and while we are expecting a mix of hardware and software, things are kicking off with some numbers. And this time around we are getting numbers touching on everything from iOS 7 to iTunes Radio. Beginning first with iOS, it looks like Apple users managed to upgrade 200 million devices in five days time.

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Nexus 5 press renders arrive from Canada

Nexus 5 press renders arrive from Canada

We have seen Nexus 5 leaks coming out of countries around the world. Just in recent days there was a sighting in France and Russia and as of today it looks like Canada. One difference with this latest leak though, instead of looking at in-the-wild style images, we are seeing what appears to be the press renders. Specifically, the press renders for Canadian mobile carrier Telus.

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SwiftKey 4.3 beta brings multiple keyboard layouts with custom positioning

SwiftKey 4.3 beta brings multiple keyboard layouts with custom positioning

SwiftKey has rolled out the latest beta app update. This one brings the app up to version 4.3.0.139, but before anyone knocks this as simply being a bug fixing update in the beta process -- there are some worthwhile changes and improvements this time around. The folks at SwiftKey have this listed as bringing "layouts for living" which is another way of saying more options in terms of keyboards.

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Google TOS update details plan to sell users’ endorsements

Google TOS update details plan to sell users’ endorsements

Google has recently announced an update to its terms of service and in short, it looks like they will soon be taking advantage of user ratings and reviews. The details of the terms of service update have been posted on the Google Policies & Principles page and will be going into effect on November 11, 2013. And in addition to simply updating the page and leaving everyone to hunt for the changes, Google has offered a summary for those "allergic to legalese."

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Apple large-screen iPad rumored in development with Quanta

Apple large-screen iPad rumored in development with Quanta

Apple is said to in development on a larger model iPad. This isn't the first time such reports have surfaced, and in this case it looks like the details are calling for a 12-inch iPad. But with that in mind, other reports have suggested Apple was working on a 13-inch model. As with early rumors the details tend to vary, but aside from the specific size, this latest report is coming by way of the Chinese language United Daily News and states that Apple is working with Quanta Computer.

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Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router brings landline voice support

Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router brings landline voice support

Verizon Wireless, along with Novatel Wireless have announced the immediate availability of the 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice. Similar to older model LTE routers, this one will allow the user to share Verizon LTE connectivity throughout their home. This router, as the name implies, brings the additional voice support. And in this case, Verizon and Novatel are referring to landline voice support.

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iPhone 5s and 5c US regional carrier release details emerge

iPhone 5s and 5c US regional carrier release details emerge

C Spire Wireless confirmed the upcoming release of the iPhone 5s and 5c earlier in the week and it looks like they will end up being part of a larger release date. In fact, it looks like C Spire will be releasing the new iPhone models alongside eight other US regional carriers. There are also several others promising the iPhone soon, but for now the October 1st release date has only been confirmed by these nine.

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