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Apple to shutter Ping in next iTunes release

Apple to shutter Ping in next iTunes release

According to AllThingsD, Apple is set to shutter its Ping social network with the next release of iTunes. Ping was first introduced back in September of 2010 but the music-focused social network never gained much traction. Even Apple CEO Tim Cook recently admitted that the platform wasn't something that users "want to put a lot of energy into."

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iOS 6 adds Photo Stream sharing feature

iOS 6 adds Photo Stream sharing feature

Apple first introduced the Photo Stream feature when it debuted the iCloud and now with iOS 6, it's introducing the ability to share Photo Streams. Photo stream synchronizes your photos on all your devices and now you can share those Photo Streams with friends. When your friends see new streams pop up, they can view and comment on them.

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iOS 6 unveiled at WWDC 2012

iOS 6 unveiled at WWDC 2012

Apple just unveiled iOS 6 at WWDC 2012, boasting that it has added more than 200 new features to the next-gen mobile platform. Many of those include new advancements with Siri, the intelligent personal assistant feature. Siri can now launch apps and offers more integrated capabilities.

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Apple unveils AirPlay Mirroring, 1080p streaming to TV

Apple unveils AirPlay Mirroring, 1080p streaming to TV

Apple has just demoed a new AirPlay Mirroring feature that can be used to easily push 1080p content wirelessly to your TV from your Mac running the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion. This means no more fiddling with an HDMI cable to get the same result. Audio can also be mirrored this way to AirPlay-enabled stereo systems and speakers.

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OS X Mountain Lion gets iCloud built-in

OS X Mountain Lion gets iCloud built-in

Apple has announced some of the new features to expect with OS X Mountain Lion, starting off with the iCloud being built-in. This means that when you sign in, all your apps are configured for you and your content is up-to-date across all your devices, be they running Mac OS X or iOS.

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Apple reveals slimmer MagSafe 2 connector

Apple reveals slimmer MagSafe 2 connector

A whole bunch of exciting new developments are coming from Apple's WWDC 2012 event right now, most notably its MacBook Pro refresh. The company's flagship notebook is getting fully revamped with a slimmer body of only 0.7-inches thin. And in order to fit everything on there, you can expect other items to be slimmed down as well, including the MagSafe connector.

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MacBook Air refresh confirmed for Ivy Bridge

MacBook Air refresh confirmed for Ivy Bridge

Apple has just confirmed the specs for its new MacBook Air notebooks and as expected they will be sporting the latest Intel Ivy Bridge chips. The announcements are coming from the Apple's WWDC 2012 event, which is currently underway. We are covering the event live, so be sure to check out our live blog here.

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Samsung denies any interest in buying Nokia

Samsung denies any interest in buying Nokia

Samsung has confirmed that recent rumors suggesting it has any interest in buying Nokia are completely false. The reports surfaced last week, which helped boost Nokia's slipping shares up by 6 percent. However, those shares have dropped 2 percent following Samsung's denial of the claims, calling them "complete speculation" and "not true."

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Microsoft to revamp Hotmail with Metro styling

Microsoft to revamp Hotmail with Metro styling

According to leaked screenshots obtained by LiveSide, Microsoft is getting ready to revamp Hotmail with a new look that will be more in tune with the Metro-styled Windows 8 due out later this year. The screenshots reveal a clean new interface and possibly new branding as "Newmail." However, it's believed that the name is just a placeholder.

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McLaren MP4-12C gets even more powerful

McLaren MP4-12C gets even more powerful

McLaren has announced a host of upgrades to the MP4-12C that will make this supercar even more powerful. Top on the list of enhancements is a 25hp boost that takes the maximum output of the mid-mounted, 3.8-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine to 616hp. This increased power, however, doesn't affect engine efficiency. Fuel economy is rated at 24.2mpg.

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