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Apple iPad, Mac VP retires, Human Resources change-up

Apple iPad, Mac VP retires, Human Resources change-up

Just this morning several change-ups in Apple's higher-up staff ranks have come to light, starting with the retirement of Rita Lane. This retirement moves out the Vice President of operations for Mac desktops, Mac accessories, and the iPad. Meanwhile Apple's Vice President of Global Retail Stores Denise Young Smith is moving to a new position as head of human resources.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks business and Macs of the future

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks business and Macs of the future

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal today, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked extensively on a variety of topics, ranging from business in general to product specifics. Among them he touched on the future of the Mac, saying Apple hasn't given up on it yet despite the downturned PC market.

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Steve Jobs wanted Sony to use Mac OS on Vaio notebooks

Steve Jobs wanted Sony to use Mac OS on Vaio notebooks

One of the things that helped Apple to make Mac computers more attractive to a range of users out there was the move from PowerPC to Intel processors way back in 2005. With that move, it meant that people interested in Mac machines that couldn't give up Windows entirely could run both operating systems on one computer. An interesting potential deal between Apple and Sony has recently come to light.

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Apple goes behind the scenes for “1.24.14” Mac 30th anniversary short

Apple goes behind the scenes for “1.24.14” Mac 30th anniversary short

Apple has released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of its "1.24.14" video to celebrate 30 years of the Mac, showing how director Jake Scott - son of Ridley Scott, who directed the original 1984 Mac commercial - harnessed 100 iPhones to film the short. Filming of the video took place over the course of a day, with Scott supervising and remotely directing each of the fifteen crews spread across the world through FaceTime.

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Apple films Mac 30th celebration in 1 day with 100 iPhones

Apple films Mac 30th celebration in 1 day with 100 iPhones

Apple has released a new video celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Mac, filmed entirely on iPhones by a team of people in locations around the world. The Cupertino company - which was rumored in some quarters to have a big budget Super Bowl commercial, something which obviously failed to transpire - used a total of 100 iPhones in total, operated by fifteen different crews.

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MacBook touch patent filed in 2010 – just as Steve Jobs slammed the idea

MacBook touch patent filed in 2010 – just as Steve Jobs slammed the idea

Supposing you saw the one single appearance of a MacBook with a touchscreen during the Apple keynote "Back to the Mac" in the year 2010, you may be wondering when this device is going to be released. As it was stated then by Steve Jobs - and as the company has maintained since - the touchscreen laptop doesn't work. Today, though, a new sort of MacBook has appeared in a patent application from Apple - one with a touchscreen on it.

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ABI Research says ultraportable PCs were 12% of the notebook market in 2013

ABI Research says ultraportable PCs were 12% of the notebook market in 2013

ABI Research has issued a new research note looking at the ultraportable PC market for 2013. According to the research firm, 12% of the notebook PC market in 2013 was ultraportable units. That percentage works out to an estimated 22.5 million units of ultraportable machines shipped in the overall notebook PC market for the year.

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Mac sales continue to grow: 19% up year-on-year

Mac sales continue to grow: 19% up year-on-year

This afternoon Apple has shared their financial Q1 2014 results with the public, showing that, in the quarter leading up to the 30th anniversary of the Apple/Mac connection, the company continues to increase sales. This quarter's revenue racked up a cool $6.3 million compared to $5.6 million the quarter before and $5.5 million one year ago at this time.

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Steve Jobs original 1984 Mac demo footage unearthed & restored

Steve Jobs original 1984 Mac demo footage unearthed & restored

It's thirty years since the birth of Apple's Mac, and new footage showing Steve Jobs' second, longer demonstration of the new computer has emerged to commemorate the anniversary. Coming only days after Apple co-founder Jobs revealed the Macintosh at the company's shareholder meeting on January 24th, the second appearance was a ninety minute demo at the Boston Computer Society, which has unearthed the full footage that you can watch after the cut.

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Macintosh 128K gets iFixit teardown

Macintosh 128K gets iFixit teardown

The folks over at iFixit have a long history of tearing through the latest and greatest gadgets, but recently they went in a different direction: tearing down a Macintosh 128k on the cusp of its 30th anniversary. The relic -- which was no longer functional, they were sure to note -- was given its due process, and at the end of it all managed to score 7 out of 10 on the repairability scale.

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Apple Celebrates Mac computer’s 30th birthday with interactive timeline

Apple Celebrates Mac computer’s 30th birthday with interactive timeline

Apple is currently celebrating the 30th birthday of the Mac computer. That will probably make some of you feel old. The first Macintosh computer debuted in 1984 with what Apple calls the "computer that changed everything." If you are a child of the 80's you may recall the first time you saw one of those machines.

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Apple updates iWork across iOS, Mac and iCloud

Apple updates iWork across iOS, Mac and iCloud

Apple has pushed out new versions of iWork for iOS, Mac, and the iCloud beta, addressing some of the common requests around its Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps. The updates include the ability to view and edit spreadsheets with an iPad or iPhone in landscape orientation, and being able to control remote Keynote presentations from the iOS version of the app.

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