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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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Apple Maps may soon have a new way to improve: you

Apple Maps may soon have a new way to improve: you

A new job posting via Apple suggests Maps isn’t dead just yet. In fact, Apple may be gearing up to take a run at Google Maps, and in more ways than just offering a topical view or your surroundings or suggesting routes to take. Apple might just be looking to you for help this time, as the job posting asks the new hire to work on ways to get users involved with improving the service. Siri and Passbook might also play a role.

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Apple will host free ‘Hour of Code’ workshops December 11

Apple will host free ‘Hour of Code’ workshops December 11

Hour of Code is an initiative designed to get kids coding. For one hour, code.org wants to get youths across the globe learning a bit about computer languages, which will hopefully keep them involved long after that hour is up. If you’re able to drop into an Apple Store on December 11, you and the kids can get cracking on code live an in person. the free one-hour workshop will take place at every Apple Store across the world.

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Rumor: ‘new’ 4-inch iPhone on the way

Rumor: ‘new’ 4-inch iPhone on the way

In the latest iPhone refresh, a lot changed. In addition to the screen size uptick, the overall design of the phones changed, bringing a more well-rounded (punny!) form factor, and slipping us away form the squared-off design of iPhones past. Still, one thing remained unanswered: how would Apple treat the smaller iPhones moving forward? The iPhone 5C is near its end of cycle, and the iPhone 5S will likely disappear next year. A new rumor suggests Apple is going to come back strong with a new 4-inch phone to replace them.

 

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iPhone 6 Plus grabs almost half of US phablet market

iPhone 6 Plus grabs almost half of US phablet market

In the three months ending in October this year, the iPhone 6 Plus managed to reach 41 percent of the sales of smartphones with screen sizes 5.5 inches and above, commonly regarded as phablets. This is a rather strange victory for Apple because while it does prove that consumers will flock to their devices no matter how novel or unusual it is, like this biggest iPhone ever, it also proves that there is indeed a market for a device category that the company, especially under Jobs' tenure, has been shunning and even ridiculing.

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Apple allegedly deleted iPod content from rival services

Apple allegedly deleted iPod content from rival services

It was a subtle tactic to give users the worst experience should they make the mistake of purchasing music from elsewhere other than iTunes, in effect driving them and locking them into Apple's walled garden. This was the accusation against Apple that attorneys told the US District Court in Oakland, California. Said lawyers are representing consumers in a class-action antitrust lawsuit against the Cupertino-based company that is already a decade in the making. If found guilty, Apple could pay damages close to $350 million at the very least.

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Your next iPhone could employ tiny gas thrusters

Your next iPhone could employ tiny gas thrusters

Apple Patents aren't always a clear indication of where the company is going in the near future. Most patents listed in the public are done so well after the product has hit the market - not before. Keeping that in mind, Apple's latest listing has some very, very strange implications for the next iPhone - or an iPhone in the distant future, including tiny thrusters and gas canisters inside the smartphone's body that shoot out when the device is in danger of hitting the ground after a long drop.

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Beats boss Iovine hints at streaming service for Apple

Beats boss Iovine hints at streaming service for Apple

At Apple, Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has no actual role. The music mogul reportedly works alongside Eddy Cue, who heads up Apple’s iTunes department. In the acquisition, Apple got a lot more than Beats hardware and streaming service; they got talent. In being named one of GQ’s men of the year, Iovine spilled some details on what led Apple to snap up Beats, and what he might be working on. Once again, we’re getting excited for the promise of iTunes streaming to us.

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iPhone 6 allegedly infringes on Chinese OEM design patent

iPhone 6 allegedly infringes on Chinese OEM design patent

In a rather ironic turn of events, it might be Apple who will soon be in trouble for copying someone else's smartphone design, depending on how much weight you put on this claim. Chinese company Digione isn't exactly the most popular in the market, at least when compared to the likes of Xiaomi or OPPO, so it is akin to a David versus Goliath legal battle. And the battle cry is something we've heard before. Supposedly, the iPhone 6 infringes on Digione's patented design for its own 100+ brand.

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Apple denied App Store trademark in Australia

Apple denied App Store trademark in Australia

Apple has been fighting to trademark the App Store name in Australia for a while now. The electronics firm lost the original case to trademark App Store last March and Apple filed an appeal with the court. Apple has now lost that appeal in Australia as the Register of Trade Marks in that country has denied Apple again.

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