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Apple’s ‘Best of 2014′ list includes old favs, new artists, fun apps

Apple’s ‘Best of 2014′ list includes old favs, new artists, fun apps

With so much media floating around their platform, Apple has once again rolled out their year-end, best-of awards list. They’ve announced their favorites from 2014, along with a few fun surprises for us. Frozen dominated, with its album being iTunes’ best seller in 2014. Theme song Let It Go was the eighth most downloaded song all year, and two Frozen-themed apps were among the most downloaded of 2014. For the rest of apple’s favorites in 2014, keep reading!

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Apple Watch’s premium fashion price ok with consumers, says survey

Apple Watch’s premium fashion price ok with consumers, says survey

In 2007, Apple kicked the smartphone industry into high gear and really got consumers interested in touchscreen devices with the original iPhone. A similar situation could be said for the Apple Watch and how the adoption rate of wearables may start to take off after its release early next year. A new survey from First Insight, a retail research company, seems to indicate that people are very interested in the Apple Watch, but much more as a fashion item than other smartwatches.

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iPod Classic selling online secondhand for up to $1,000

iPod Classic selling online secondhand for up to $1,000

This was the year that Apple finally discontinued the iPod Classic, its traditional mp3 player that featured the iconic click-wheel we were all familiar with before touchscreens. It looks like some people are desperate enough to get one to spend over double the $249 selling price they were available at before September. Did these people forget that the Classic was available for four years in its last form, having not been updated since late 2010?

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iPhone 6 Plus used by White House Christmas photographer

iPhone 6 Plus used by White House Christmas photographer

This year, a professional photographer opted to forgo using a big DSLR camera and fancy lens to capture the White House's Christmas decorations, and instead used an iPhone 6 Plus. As Apple loves to mention at each year's unveiling of a new iPhone, the company's smartphone has become the most popular camera in use today, even finding use in situations where professionals previously would never consider using a mobile device.

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Apple’s 5th Ave NYC store taken over by Eric Garner protestors

Apple’s 5th Ave NYC store taken over by Eric Garner protestors

Amid the third day of public protests in New York City following a controversial grand jury decision not to indict a local police officer for killing unarmed black resident Eric Garner, Apple's iconic Fifth Avenue glass cube store was overrun with nonviolent demonstrators on Friday night. Dozens of images quickly spread on Twitter, showing activists participating in a "die in" by lying on the floor, subsequently preventing store operations from continuing.

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FCC: Apple’s Activation Lock works really well

FCC: Apple’s Activation Lock works really well

Smartphone theft is getting worse, according to a new report from the FCC. In 2012, about 1.6 million phones were stolen. 2013 brought 3.1 million devices being stolen. San Francisco, a forward-facing tech haven, had the worst smartphone theft statistics, where 59% of all robberies included perpetrators taking their victim’s smartphone. Things don’t get much better on the other side of the country, where 46% of thefts in New York involved smartphones. Things do get better if you’ve got an iPhone, which the FCC says helps to thwart theft.

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Apple DRM trial now hinges on mystery iPod as plaintiff dismissed

Apple DRM trial now hinges on mystery iPod as plaintiff dismissed

Outrage by proxy, maybe? A plaintiff in the Apple DRM lawsuit was withdrawn by their attorney today after it was discovered neither of the two plaintiffs named in the suit actually had an iPod that deleted music. As we noted previously, the Judge in the case, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, was “concerned” about the lack of a true plaintiff. In one of the two plaintiffs being pulled, the other — who is in a similar circumstance — is also likely to pull out.

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg takes swipe at Apple, overpriced products

Facebook’s Zuckerberg takes swipe at Apple, overpriced products

In the wake of Apple’s iCloud security issues, CEO Tim Cook released a statement that said, in part, “when an online service is free, you're not the customer. You're the product.” In an interview with Time magazine, Facebook’s boss, Mark Zuckerberg, has a retort for that. With Facebook ramping up their own ad network, Zuck has taken offense to Cook’s comments, and challenges that Apple is who’s really out of touch with consumers. His proof? Your expensive iPhone.

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iPod court case may be tossed due to lack of device

iPod court case may be tossed due to lack of device

When you launch a lawsuit against a device manufacturer like Apple, it's important that you actually own the device you're complaining about. Attorneys for Apple have contended this week that the two women named as plaintiffs in the iPod court case this week did not own iPods in the time frame the case is covering. This case concerns iPods purchased between September of 2006 and March of 2009, while the iPods these plaintiffs owned were purchased after that time - July of 2009, in one case.

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Woz: Garage was a myth, Jobs wasn’t an early computer believer

Woz: Garage was a myth, Jobs wasn’t an early computer believer

It's been three years since Steve Jobs passed away, but his legacy continues, and so does his origin story. Celebrating the legacy of Apple, and particularly the Apple I and II, Jobs' first partner in crime, Steve Wozniak, gives a bit of insight into the young Steve Jobs back in the 1970's, showing how human the man in the turtleneck was. And apparently, he wasn't as enthusiastic about computers back then before he made a quick U-turn to become the passionate Jobs we all know.

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