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Dear Apple: Android-loving hacking developer hordes await you

Dear Apple: Android-loving hacking developer hordes await you

Today it's come to our attention that a collection of iPhone users out there believe that Apple might, in their next iteration of iOS, decide to give the average smartphone user Android-level customization options. I couldn't disagree more. Though it's clear that Apple should - in an early adopter's dream universe - need by now to bring some major changes to their mobile operating system iOS, it's just not going to happen. With Apple, change comes only when change is needed, and if you've seen the cash this company makes with each new iteration of its iPhone line and think they're in dire need of any sort of radical change, you're out of your mind.

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iWatch concept is what the iWatch should be

iWatch concept is what the iWatch should be

A new concept has been released for Apple's pending iWatch accessory, and we've got to say, it looks pretty acceptable. The concept was created by MacUser Magazine, and it shows a mini iPad mini plastered onto a leather band. The design is supposed to emphasize a conventional iWatch that's also stylish. While I do like the look of the iPad mini-esque display, I would much prefer a black band to a brown band.

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SlashGear 101: this week’s Facebook News Feed redesign

SlashGear 101: this week’s Facebook News Feed redesign

The changes that are coming to your Facebook News Feed are numerous - but they're not going to interrupt the way you do business on a daily basis. Instead you're going to find the features added this week by the Facebook crew to be just that - Features: helpful and (hopefully) rather intuitive to use. For those of you working with the mobile app version of Facebook on either iOS or Android, this change-over will be extra simple: it is, at its core, a bridge between the mobile and desktop experience.

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Dell XPS 10 and Kindle Fire are the most repairable tablets, Surface Pro and iPads come in last

Dell XPS 10 and Kindle Fire are the most repairable tablets, Surface Pro and iPads come in last

Warranties have their place, but there's no shortage of techies who prefer to do their own device repair when something goes awry. Unfortunately, no matter how technically inclined you are, some devices seem built specifically to make the task as difficult as possible. The folks over at iFixit have released their Repairability Guide, which shows Dell's XPS 10 as the easiest to repair, and Microsoft's Surface Pro as the worst of the bunch.

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iPad mini 2nd-generation rear shell leaks

iPad mini 2nd-generation rear shell leaks

We haven't been hearing much hearsay on the second-generation iPad mini. Of course, we know it's coming at some point, but today's leak seems to be the first out of many that we'll see in the coming months. Unconfirmed photos of what appear to be the rear shell of the second-gen iPad mini have leaked out onto the interwebs.

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Jony Ive Blue Peter video up now: chatting on gold and aluminium

Jony Ive Blue Peter video up now: chatting on gold and aluminium

If you live outside the UK or haven't got access to the Britain-based Blue Peter television program for whatever reason, you'll be glad to see that the full chat they've had this past week with Jony Ive is now available in full. The Blue Peter program hosts a variety of engineers, inventors, and famous people of all kinds and has done so over its record-holding span of years actively broadcast on television. Apple's own Jony Ive's appearance included chats about three different designs created by children who rose to the challenge provided the week before, and showed Ive receiving a special badge in his honor.

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iPad Mini now back in stock in many countries

iPad Mini now back in stock in many countries

Apple has finally restocked its supply of iPad Minis in its online store. The device is listed as “in stock” in many countries including the United States, Canada, and many others. Customers in Europe are still being waitlisted, with the Apple’s website telling them that there is still a 1-3 day wait time. Due to supply constraints, Apple was only able to ship out 60% of its 10 million iPad Mini orders in Q4 2012.

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