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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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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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Microsoft Surface Pro vs MacBook Air: a convenience war

Microsoft Surface Pro vs MacBook Air: a convenience war

This week we've gotten our hands on the Microsoft Surface Pro for an extended review, and one of the first things to strike us was the idea that this device might be another competitor for the MacBook Air. With the Surface Pro running Windows 8 and the MacBook Air (the newest model, that is), running OS X, there's some things that simply cannot be compared - some people simply prefer one over the other. When it comes down to the experience and one-on-one comparisons between these two devices, on the other hand, winning features shine through on both devices.

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Apple Black Friday deals keep you out of harm’s way

Apple Black Friday deals keep you out of harm’s way

If you're reading this having not braved the absolute insanity that is waking up in the middle of the night to purchase a good you don't need, good on you - here's your reward: Apple Black Friday sales. The folks at Apple are keeping it all clean and tidy today with online sales - as well as retail store sales, but still - allowing you to purchase everything from the warmth and safety of your own home. It all begins with the iPad 4 (re-named "iPad with Retina display" here for the foreseeable future) and the iPad 2 - the iPad mini you'll have to purchase for full price, lucky you!

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If Apple can ditch Intel, it will

If Apple can ditch Intel, it will

The Apple rumor-mill is cyclical, and one tale refuses to die: Apple ousting Intel from its MacBooks, and replacing x86 chips with ARM-based alternatives. The story surfaces periodically, just as it has done today, with titters of increasing "confidence" within Apple's engineering teams that Intel will be eventually ditched in favor of the company's own A-series SoCs as currently found within the iPad and iPhone. Not today, so the whispers go, but eventually, and what's most interesting is that we're likely already seeing the signs of the transition in Apple's newest models.

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Scott Forstall and John Browett set to exit Apple as “Collaboration” efforts commence

Scott Forstall and John Browett set to exit Apple as “Collaboration” efforts commence

It would appear that Apple has some relatively major internal changes coming up as both their head of Retail John Browett and SVP of iOS Scott Forstall are announced to be exiting the company in the very near future. Forstall will be leaving in 2013 and will be serving as advisor to CEO Tim Cook until that time, while John Browett will be out without a timeframe - immediately, we must assume. This announcement is joined by assurances that Apple will be making changes that involve Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi adding more responsibility to their plate and that Tim Cook will be in charge of Retail until a new head of Retail can be found.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Review

MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Review

Apple finally gave ambitious road-warriors with excellent vision the Retina MacBook Pro they'd been demanding, a 13-inch model to join the existing 15-inch Pro at the pinnacle of the company's mobile range. Promising the same eye-watering visuals with the sort of processing power the Pro line-up is known for, the 13-inch version also makes some concessions so as to slim down to suit more frequent travelers. Is this the perfect notebook for your bag? Read on for our full review.

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