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Apple to near 50% market share in Japan in 2014

Apple to near 50% market share in Japan in 2014

Apple has seen a large boost in adoption in Japan over the last couple years, and as the trend holds, it is expected the company will near 50-percent market share in the nation some time next year. Current estimates have iPhone sales more than doubling over 2012's sales, and growth for the company has officially eclipsed that of Greater China and other areas, both domestic and abroad.

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Pebble update brings full iOS 7 notifications; SDK 2.0 ready to roll

Pebble update brings full iOS 7 notifications; SDK 2.0 ready to roll

The smartwatch known as Pebble is seeing a software update today that brings on full iOS 7 integration - across iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - for full notifications support, just as on Android. This update, which will be pushed out OTA to all users, adds in support for notifications that don’t just include calls, emails, and texts as Pebble launched with, but also with calendar, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and more - in fact, anything that shows up in Notification Center will be pushed to the smartwatch. Meanwhile, there are collaborations with some big names like GoPro and Foursquare to integrate with Pebble through the new SDK 2.0.

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First-generation iPad trade in plan offered by Target

First-generation iPad trade in plan offered by Target

The original iPad is getting rather long in the tooth these days having been on the market for three years. The first-generation iPad has been around long enough that most trade-in programs giving owners money to apply towards a newer tablet or other device offer very little cash for the first-generation iPad. Presumably, this is because there is very little value in the original iPad to be had for resellers.

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Google Now for iOS adds KitKat voice control and new notifications

Google Now for iOS adds KitKat voice control and new notifications

Google has updated its Google Search app for iOS, boosting Google Now functionality including the "OK Google" voice search from Android 4.4 KitKat, new notifications that show up outside of the app, and a more streamlined UI. The app, for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, now delivers reminders for when to leave in time to make it for an upcoming appointment (or if your flight is running later, or you're about to miss the last train home) without needing to be opened first, making it far more useful for iPhone owners on the go.

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AT&T iPad Air activations pummel last year’s launch

AT&T iPad Air activations pummel last year’s launch

With the launch of the carrier-specific iPad Air comes word that Apple does not appear to be slowing with popularity of the singular iPad franchise. Today AT&T suggests that activations were "more than 200% over the past three days" when compared to "last year's launch weekend." To be specific, this launch weekend taking place last year was for the iPad mini and the slyly launched iPad generation 4, the first with a lightning connector (so both machines had the same).

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Is 2014 Shaping Up to Be Apple’s Year?

Is 2014 Shaping Up to Be Apple’s Year?

We hear it annually: this is going to be Apple’s year. The company’s fans from around the globe predict that Apple will come up with something new or groundbreaking and dramatically change how we interact with technology.

Over the last few years, however, those folks have been wrong. Apple has not unveiled anything in the last few years that could be considered groundbreaking in any way. In fact, save for the Mac Pro, its latest product launches have been awfully boring.

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iPad Air tracking tool finds available models at local Apple Stores

iPad Air tracking tool finds available models at local Apple Stores

Many have clamored to get their iPad Air today, and whilst you might not have too much trouble finding your preferred model at a nearby store, that process could become increasingly difficult as early buyers nab up available inventory. This isn't a new problem, and one that spurred the creation of the iPhone 5s tracking tool upon the handset's release. Now the tool's developer has released a new version, this one for the Apple slate.

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