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iOS 8 details leaked in WIP screenshots

iOS 8 details leaked in WIP screenshots

A number of screenshots taken with an iPhone have leaked additional verification of several future apps for the platform this morning. These shots were taken by Weibo microblogger TD Beta, a leakster who has (in general) provided well-sourced content in the past. In general, the takeaway here is not that we’re seeing finalized icon delivery, but that these apps exist.

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Toyota backtracks on CarPlay confirmation

Toyota backtracks on CarPlay confirmation

Toyota has backtracked on its own suggestions it would support Apple's CarPlay from 2015, first announcing that - and then pouring cold water on - the idea that it would adopt the iPhone infotainment system. Chatter was prompted by Toyota's UK blog, which revealed this week that the company "is a partner in the [CarPlay] project"; however, that confirmation was subsequently retracted, with Toyota saying it had no new news on whether CarPlay in its cars would be added.

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Transcend launches DDR3 RDIMM for new Mac Pro

Transcend launches DDR3 RDIMM for new Mac Pro

One ways that some people save money when they order a computer from Apple is to buy the machine with the smallest amount of RAM possible. Often RAM upgrades are cheaper on the aftermarket than they are from Apple and other computer makers. Transcend has announced that it has some new RAM modules made specifically for the new Mac Pro.

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Apple iPhone return period cut in half

Apple iPhone return period cut in half

Apple has more than halved the return period for iPhone shoppers in the US, trimming its refund policy for handsets purchased from the Cupertino company itself. Previously, buyers of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 4S had thirty days in which they could reconsider their new toy.

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Apple’s Union Square store approved

Apple’s Union Square store approved

Today San Francisco's Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors finalized Apple's Union Square store plans, giving it a thumbs up on its plan to construct a new store set to trump New York's notable glass cube Apple Store. Word on when construction will kick off has it pegged for summer.

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Flappy Bird developer considers reissue with disclaimer

Flappy Bird developer considers reissue with disclaimer

In his home town of Hanoi, Vietnam, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen has this week suggested that he may - possibly - bring the app back from the dead. While there are tens of (if not a hundred, at this point) Flappy Bird replacement apps out in the wild, this creator of the heavily addicting game hasn’t (until now) suggested he’d be doing anything other than keeping the app off the store for good. It was, after all, a takedown born of angst and woe.

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