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iOS 7 gets flat with Apple banner at WWDC [UPDATE: OS X]

iOS 7 gets flat with Apple banner at WWDC [UPDATE: OS X]

Just days away from the start of the multi-day event, Apple has begun to decorate the Moscone Center West in San Francisco for its yearly developers conference WWDC. This year's first banner appears to bring iOS 7 to the mix with a clear and present - and massive - number 7 in rainbow-colored font. Though it's difficult to tell at the moment with so little to go on, this may be indicative of a "flattening" going on in the aesthetic presentation of the mobile software.

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iPhone takes HD moon photos with custom telescope setup

iPhone takes HD moon photos with custom telescope setup

With a custom-made setup connecting an app, the iPhone, and a telescope together to take photos of space, one photographer has shown some surprisingly high-quality pics this week of our own moon. Jared Earle's custom build included the iPhone 4S, a 5-inch lens-toting Celestron spotter scope, a Magnifi accessory, and the app Cortex Camera. With these simple components, surprising results have appeared.

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iPhone 5S “Retina 2″ and iPad maxi the latest Apple rumor-grist

iPhone 5S “Retina 2″ and iPad maxi the latest Apple rumor-grist

Apple is thinking bigger for its next-gen iPhone and iPad models, according to rumors filtering out of Asia, with chatter of an "iPad maxi" alongside a far-higher-resolution iPhone 5S in the coming months. The rumors, which as with any iOS mutterings should be taken with the requisite pinch of salt, suggest Apple is looking to take on more directly not only the digital textbook market, but challenge big-screen Android phones with a jolt in pixel-dense resolution.

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Verizon invites Jennifer Lopez on stage for Viva Movil team-up

Verizon invites Jennifer Lopez on stage for Viva Movil team-up

This week at CTIA 2013, Verizon announced a partnership with Latino-centric mobile carrier brand Viva Movil - and they did it with the company's top shareholder Jennifer Lopez. Speaking about how the Latino population is up at 50 million strong - and growing - Verizon's own chief operating officer Marni Walden made it clear: this company wants to expand through an exclusive partnership with Viva Movil.

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Mophie Juice Pack Plus straps a 2100mAh battery to your iPhone 5

Mophie Juice Pack Plus straps a 2100mAh battery to your iPhone 5

Mophie has been making battery cases for various smartphones for a number of years that extend the runtime between charges. Some of the most popular battery cases that the company offers are designed for Apple's range of iPhones including the new iPhone 5. Mophie has announced a new battery case for the iPhone 5 that promises to significantly increase the runtime of the device.

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RokForm v3 accessories turn smartphones to wall-mounted televisions

RokForm v3 accessories turn smartphones to wall-mounted televisions

The accessory company RokForm has been releasing accessories since 2010, coming up here in 2013 with a family of components that allow a smartphone - one of several models - to be attached to essentially any hard surface you've got near you. Though the group continues to keep the use cases for their accessories wide open, we'd like to suggest one that's proven itself to be pretty neat right here at home: dish washing.

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iOS Amazon Cloud Player hits Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles

iOS Amazon Cloud Player hits Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles

This week Ford and Amazon have attached at the hip, pushing their Amazon MP3 app's connectivity in iOS device to Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles. Now if a user works with an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and has a Ford vehicle with SYNC AppLink abilities, they'll be able to stream music from their Amazon Cloud Player music library automatically. This is a rare moment in which iOS connectivity has come after, not before, a similar feature working with Android devices.

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T-Mobile iPhone unit sales reach 500,000 in less than a month

T-Mobile iPhone unit sales reach 500,000 in less than a month

This week T-Mobile USA has reported earnings for their financial first quarter of 2013, making a special point of recognizing iPhone sales. As this quarter was the first that the company was able to sell any iPhone directly, it had the potential to be a new era for the company with a new operating system amongst their ranks. As it were, 500,000 unit sales of the iPhone 5, this after introducing the device for sale on April 12th.

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