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Microsoft secretly increases the price of Mac Office

Microsoft secretly increases the price of Mac Office

Microsoft recently increased the price of its Office Product for the Mac OS. Office for Mac Home and Students now costs $140, which is about a 17% increase from its original $120 price. Office for Mac Home and Business now costs $220, which is a 10% hike from its original $200 price-tag. Microsoft didn't release a statement about why it increased the prices, but at the same time not a lot of people noticed.

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Apple’s Jony Ive nabs legendary gold Blue Peter badge

Apple’s Jony Ive nabs legendary gold Blue Peter badge

The CBBC's Blue Peter program is the world's longest running television program made specifically for children, run after 54 years as a magazine / entertainment show for learning and engaging with kids. This show has this week prepared an award for none other than Apple's Sir Johnathan Ive, here sending the designer off with the show's "highest accolade." Though those of you outside the UK may never have heard of this show (thumbs down to you), this award has stricken Ive (born in Chingford, London) as "absolutely incredible."

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Skype Video Messaging for Mac, Android, iOS, limited to 20

Skype Video Messaging for Mac, Android, iOS, limited to 20

This week the video chat program Skype has begun to roll out updates to Mac, Android, and iOS devices that will allow video messaging in addition to live-talk. This update is, incidentally, not ready for Microsoft products today even though Skype is owned by Microsoft. This means Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 will have to wait a bit longer to be able to leave short video recordings for their Skype buddies.

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The Apple Shop name change: computer giant it isn’t

The Apple Shop name change: computer giant it isn’t

Today an announcement has been made that the cider and apple-related food and goods store "The Apple Shop", located in Norwich, England, will be changing its name after several years of calls by Apple computers users looking for technical support. And yes, today is indeed a slow news day, if you were wondering. The owner of this institution Geoff Fisher has spoken with the BBC saying that he's making the name change after 20 years with the same name of his own accord - and he's not mad about it. On the contrary, he's actually been quite amused, for the most part.

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State of the Union includes “making Macs in America” mention

State of the Union includes “making Macs in America” mention

This year's State of the Union address included no less than a shout out by President Obama to Apple for bringing manufacturing jobs back to the USA. In addition to speaking about several other big companies that will be doing similar things in the near future, Obama noted the positive influence Apple's move will have on the United States. Apple CEO Tim Cook sat in the First Lady's box for the speech, a traditional area in which guests mentioned in the address are invited to sit.

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Cook assures Apple wont “spin cycles” on proxy fight

Cook assures Apple wont “spin cycles” on proxy fight

This week we're hearing quite a bit about a stockholder issue with Apple surrounding a lawsuit headed by David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital - and today Tim Cook has fired back. In a talk at this year's Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Tim Cook spoke about how Apple's biggest shareholder Greenlight Capital is suing the company, saying Apple should be dishing out more money to investors than they already do, saying that Preferred Stocks would be a good idea for the company. Cook spoke up today saying that the issue is being "considered" by Apple, but that in the end, it's all a bit of a waste of time.

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Gartner: Apple just as Enterprise friendly as Microsoft by 2014

Gartner: Apple just as Enterprise friendly as Microsoft by 2014

This week Gartner has released a report in which they predict Apple to be as accepted by Enterprise IT by the year 2014 as Microsoft is here in 2013. That's may appear to be a mighty large feat for those unaware of the inroads Apple's taken over the past few years into this space that's traditionally be dominated by Microsoft, but the truth of the matter is as Gartner says - it's certainly looking like Apple's presence in the business world is about to get much more visible if (and perhaps when) it reaches past Microsoft.

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Apple OS X 10.9 sees boost in secret beta testing

Apple OS X 10.9 sees boost in secret beta testing

Back in November when we heard that OS X 10.9 was being secretly tested by a select number of users (most likely various Apple employees), we remained curious to see what kind of progress the new rumored version would make after a few months. Apple has been releasing updates to OS X every year or so, which means that 10.9 will most likely release sometime this summer based on the operating system's updating cycle.

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Apple says no to Java 7, blocks browser plug-in

Apple says no to Java 7, blocks browser plug-in

You've likely already heard of the Java security scandal, which was something Oracle looked to fix quickly with an update to the software. Even though Oracle says it has patched the issue, some entities disagree. The latest to add its name to the list of dissenters seems to be Apple, as it has decided to block the Java 7 browser plug-in, even after the update was delivered by Oracle.

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