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Apple CEO Tim Cook revs rumor engine with talk of big plans

Apple CEO Tim Cook revs rumor engine with talk of big plans

Apple CEO Tim Cook has piqued fan interest and rumors once again with a characteristically vague but enticing mention of "big plans" for 2014. The mention came by way of an employee newsletter he sent to the entire Apple workforce. It was nestled near the end of a long list of accomplishments both from a product standpoint and from a corporate citizenship perspective.

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Remote webcam activation without warning light confirmed: Johns Hopkins

Remote webcam activation without warning light confirmed: Johns Hopkins

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have positively confirmed the long-discussed ability of government entities and private parties to remotely activate a webcam without the warning light turning on. While this privacy vulnerability has already been anecdotally admitted by a variety of sources, this research is the first time it has been proven by an established public-facing organization. The results were published last week in a paper entitled "iSeeYou: Disabling the MacBook Webcam Indicator LED".

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Retina MacBook Pros graphics bug and trackpad problem fix now available

Retina MacBook Pros graphics bug and trackpad problem fix now available

The newest 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros have a lot going for them, but many users discovered some problems upon frequent usage. Over time, threads on these problems grew to substantial size on Apple's product forums, and Apple had acknowledged that a problem existed with a temporary solution. Though that solution helped affected users, a permanent fix has now been released.

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MacBook Pro 13 and 15-inch refreshed with Haswell

MacBook Pro 13 and 15-inch refreshed with Haswell

This week with the incoming wave of OS X Mavericks announcements came the official unveiling of the 2013 Intel Core (Haswell)-packing MacBook Pro lineup. This new push for the 4th generation of Intel Core technology also has the MacBook Pro readied to be the highest-end solution for users looking for notebooks from the OS X universe, Apple also having released Haswell-readied MacBook Air units earlier this year for the lightest side of things and a brand new iMac most recently.

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Apple iPad 5 event predictions: iPad mini 2, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro 2013

Apple iPad 5 event predictions: iPad mini 2, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro 2013

Tomorrow morning an Apple event is set to take off bringing on a set of new devices starting, first and foremost, in the iPad arena. The 5th generation iPad is tipped to appear alongside the 2nd generation iPad mini, both of them ready to work with iOS 7 right out of the box. The desktop and mobile laptop environments are also tipped to be getting an update with the MacBook Pro lineup receiving 4th generation Intel Core technology (Haswell) alongside a final push for the Mac Pro 2013 to stores.

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Apple releases gold iPhone 5s ad in advance of Oct. 22 iPad event

Apple releases gold iPhone 5s ad in advance of Oct. 22 iPad event

Apple has released a TV advertisement for the iPhone 5s that celebrates the gold-colored version of its newest flagship phone. The 30-second spot shows the sides and back of a white iPhone being slowly coated in liquid gold. The ad comes in response to the positive reception of and high demand for the gold iPhone 5s despite widespread skepticism earlier on.

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Apple Campus approved in unanimously in Cupertino

Apple Campus approved in unanimously in Cupertino

It's official: the "spaceship campus" is ready to roll as the Cupertino City Council lends their unanimous approval of the Apple project at their October meeting. This month has already shown off a couple of views of the upcoming beast of an architectural project - now Apple can celebrate the initiation of the building itself. One move remains, of course, that being the second public reading of the formal agreement between Apple and the City of Cupertino, this scheduled for November 19th, with the full set of Apple's permits ready to hit the books the day after.

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Apple 12-inch Retina MacBook, less pricey iMac, higher-res iPad forecast for 2014

Apple 12-inch Retina MacBook, less pricey iMac, higher-res iPad forecast for 2014

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has forecast that Apple will release three major changes to products sometime in 2014. These include a new MacBook, a cheaper iMac, and a sharper iPad. Kuo's analysis is based on past patterns by Apple, statements by Tim Cook, and other information.

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Barclays: Larger iPad with 64-bit A7 could be a laptop killer in the works

Barclays: Larger iPad with 64-bit A7 could be a laptop killer in the works

The folks at Barclays Equity Research have proposed an intriguing idea, stating today that it believes Apple to be working on a 13-inch iPad running the new 64-bit architecture -- which was recently called a "gimmick" -- that could be a laptop killer (for certain types of laptops, that is). The theory is just that -- a theory -- but Barclays backs it up with some seemingly valid assertions.

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Apple leads ACSI customer satisfaction list for a decade

Apple leads ACSI customer satisfaction list for a decade

The 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index report for Household Appliance and Electronics has been issued this week, showing Apple to continue to lead the pack in Personal Computers as has for a decade. This honor appears to be running above the industry average, with a total score of 79 shown for satisfaction in Personal Computers while Apple earns a cool 87 on its own.

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OWC Data Doubler adds 3 TB of storage to your MacBook

OWC Data Doubler adds 3 TB of storage to your MacBook

One thing that most notebook users have in common no matter the brand of machine they use is the need for more storage space. When your typical Windows-powered notebook runs out of space adding a larger hard drive is relatively straightforward but things can get tricky if you use a MacBook. A company called OWC has announced a new Data Doubler option for MacBook users that adds 3 TB of storage space.

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Apple fused glass patent application aims at iPhones, iPads, TVs, displays

Apple fused glass patent application aims at iPhones, iPads, TVs, displays

This week a patent application has been discovered to have been filed by Apple one week ago, this patent application seeking rights to a method for fusing glass. This glass fusion process is described by Apple to be working with several different kinds of products, this ranging from iPhones to iPad, iPods to televisions, and displays in general. While it's unlikely that this process would affect launches in the coming months, it's certainly feasible that Apple would have fused glass bits within the next year.

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