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Analysts flock to advise Apple: Tarry on iPad 3 and buy TiVo

Analysts flock to advise Apple: Tarry on iPad 3 and buy TiVo

A change of CEO has apparently invited a flurry of advice aimed at Apple, suggesting new chief Tim Cook should buy TiVo, create multiple iPhone sizes and be in "no rush" to launch the iPad 3. Although Steve Jobs' replacement hasn't actually asked for suggestions for Apple's strategy, that hasn't stopped J.P. Morgan analysts from pointing out that the Cupertino company can afford to take its time with the third-gen iPad, Benzinga reports, since rivals are still struggling to compete.

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Apple iCloud will be powered by Microsoft and Amazon cloud servers according to reports

Apple iCloud will be powered by Microsoft and Amazon cloud servers according to reports

It takes a seriously robust server network to handle the kind of traffic and load that it takes to run a large and popular cloud service. Both Microsoft and Amazon offer this sort of robust server backend for companies to use. There is a new rumor going around that claims Apple's iCloud service will use the Microsoft and Amazon server networks. Apparently Apple has asked that the two companies not talk about the deal, which is no surprise given they are competitors.

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iTunes Match Beta released to developers

iTunes Match Beta released to developers

As part of Apple's new iCloud service is a feature called iTunes Match, which was first announced back at WWDC 2011. This feature will set Apple's cloud music service apart from competitors and has just been released in the latest iTunes 10.5 Beta 6.1 update to developers. The service should launch alongside iOS 5 and the iPhone 5 and/or 4S, both rumored for a September-October time frame.

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iCloud for OS X Snow Leopard with 10.6.9 update

iCloud for OS X Snow Leopard with 10.6.9 update

If you refuse to update to Mac OS X Lion from Snow Leopard for the time being, you may still be able to take advantage of Apple's iCloud. This news comes from a message that one developer received after he upgraded his MobileMe account to the iCloud but attempted to access it via a machine still running OS X Tiger. The message indicated that the minimum requirement for compatibility with the iCloud is Mac OS X Snow Leopard version 10.6.9.

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