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OCDesk hands-on for iPhone 5 and your new iMac

OCDesk hands-on for iPhone 5 and your new iMac

It's time to get serious about integrating all the Apple products you own, and what better way to do that than with a simple iPhone dock that sits rather nicely in front of your brand new iMac? What we're taking a peek at today is the OCDesk Display Stand - that standing for Obsessively Clean Desk Display (OCD), this part of a Kickstarter campaign that's looking to bring this "missing" piece of hardware to the real world. It's missing simply because Apple hasn't made anything like it yet - the creators of OCDesk want to alleviate that problem.

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Soundfreaq brings lightning to CES 2013 in massive audio preview

Soundfreaq brings lightning to CES 2013 in massive audio preview

It's less than a couple of months away from CES 2013 now and brands large and small have already begun war on the media with releases - today's big news from Soundfreaq contains one heck of a rundown of future sound products. This rundown includes the first lightning speaker docks for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini as well as a set of Dual System Streaming products for futuristic audio action.

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Apple had to go through Harley-Davidson for Lightning trademark

Apple had to go through Harley-Davidson for Lightning trademark

In today's installment of "words you didn't know could be trademarked," we'll focus in on Apple and its relationship with a motorcycle manufacturer by the name of Harley-Davidson. Apple's "Lightning" branding for its new dock connector certainly plays nice with the company's "Thunderbolt" branding, but in new EU Trademark filings discovered by Patently Apple, we're finding out that the iPod maker had to talk to Harley-Davidson before it could use the word lightning for its products. That's because Harley-Davidson owns the trademark for lightning in a lot of different areas, including motorcycle parts, video games, and even glasses.

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Belkin unveils first third-party Lightning accessories

Belkin unveils first third-party Lightning accessories

Ever since Apple unveiled their new Lightning connector with the release of the iPhone 5, users have been waiting patiently (some more than others) for third-party Lightning accessories to make the rounds. However, after almost a month and a half since the Lightning connector's public debut, they're finally here. Belkin is the first official company to be signed off by Apple to make third-party Lightning accessories.

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Leaked photos reveal iPad Lightning connector refresh

Leaked photos reveal iPad Lightning connector refresh

We're just a day away from Apple's event tomorrow where it's rumored the company will announce the iPad mini. Anticipation is obviously building, but the rumors haven't yet ceased. Over the weekend, photos of supposed Lightning connectors for the iPad mini and for the 10-inch iPad leaked out, revealing that not only will the iPad mini receive Lightning, but a possible iPad 3 refresh with Lightning may be in the cards as well.

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iPad mini and refreshed Retina iPad pricing details leaked

iPad mini and refreshed Retina iPad pricing details leaked

The Apple event taking place this week on the 23rd of October has had several of its supposed presentations spilled here in advance of the date with the iPad mini and a refreshed iPad with Retina display pricing included. It's no surprise that the event will indeed be showing off the new iPad mini, but a refreshed iPad full-sized device has not been entirely clear on the radar up until now - though no confirmations have been made. The iPad mini's price scale has been tipped by a leak to 9 to 5 Mac as starting in at $329 USD in the United States.

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