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Apple Mac mini update to bring Intel Haswell processors

Apple Mac mini update to bring Intel Haswell processors

Apple's Mac mini doesn't get a lot of love, at least when it comes to updates. It looks like that will change next month, if a Belgian retailer's website is accurate -- a model update is set to arrive bearing Intel Haswell processors, as well as a couple other changes. Unfortunately, no images of the next iteration are available, but the end of February appears to be its slated launch time frame.

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Google Now cards land in latest Chrome Canary build

Google Now cards land in latest Chrome Canary build

If you are a fan of Google Now cards, you will be glad to hear that they are now available in the latest Chrome Canary build for Windows and Mac computers. To activate the feature you need to type the address "chrome://flags/#enable-google-now" into the browser and then select enabled. Once you enable the feature and restart the browser, Google Now cards will appear.

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Mac Pro iFixit teardown: most repairable Apple product of 2013

Mac Pro iFixit teardown: most repairable Apple product of 2013

This week the folks at iFixit have taken to the Mac Pro for 2013, and under the hood they’ve found some extremely favorable results. In addition to finding what iFixit suggests is "the most repairable Apple products we’ve seen all year." While that’s not exactly the same as the most repairable product they’ve seen all year period, it’s still a real positive marker for the company.

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Japan’s Apple Store “New Years Lucky Bags” include one Mac Pro

Japan’s Apple Store “New Years Lucky Bags” include one Mac Pro

It would appear that the Japanese Apple Store team has upped the ante this year for their New Year Lucky Bag event, bringing on one 2013 Mac Pro for some lucky buyer. Since there’s only a single Mac Pro out there to be had, only a single customer will receive it - otherwise they’ll be getting a set of devices from the Apple Stores in Japan that are otherwise overstocked or for whatever reason an OK thing to give away. There’s also a set of devices that will be added to a limited number of bags.

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FaceTime Audio headed to OS X

FaceTime Audio headed to OS X

This week the folks at Apple have released the first OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta, and with it a glimpse of the future. Not a future in which we're seeing features that break the barriers of newness, nor something we've never seen before. Instead we're moving back a notch, so to speak, with the ability to work with FaceTime Audio - aka the video chat environment without the video.

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