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Apple now selling iOS-enabled Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar

Apple now selling iOS-enabled Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar

Apple has never actually sold all-out musical instruments directly before, but the company has partnered up with Fender to bring a full-size iOS-enabled Squier Stratocaster guitar to Apple's online store. The guitar is fully playable and includes the traditional 1/4-inch jack so you can still plug into an amplifier to jam, but it also includes the capability to plug directly into an iOS device.

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Windows 8 adoption percentage clobbered by OS X Mountain Lion

Windows 8 adoption percentage clobbered by OS X Mountain Lion

This week Microsoft's own CEO Steve Ballmer stepped on stage at Build 2012 and let it be known that they'd sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in the three days it'd been on the market. Compared to what Apple has asserted with their install base for their own desktop operating system OS X Mountain Lion, this number might not seem quite so impressive - by percentage of installed base, that is. If you consider how many installs of Mac there were compared to how many people upgraded to Mountain Lion against the number of installs of Windows there were compared to how many upgrades there were to Windows 8, the difference is staggering.

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Apple iPad mini event full round-up [UPDATE]

Apple iPad mini event full round-up [UPDATE]

Today Apple had an event that blasted forth with a collection of smaller, thinner, and much more powerful devices including the iPad mini. This event started with the massive sales of the iPod family as well as the iPhone 5, the new fastest selling phone in history. They moved on with iOS 6 adoption with a 200 million iOS devices mark for the ecosystem - that's quick! UPDATE: Check our hands-on with the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, iMac 2012 refresh, and iPad mini now!

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iMac refreshed with 8th generation ultra-thin body

iMac refreshed with 8th generation ultra-thin body

The next generation of iMac has been revealed at the Apple event today that should very well be show the iPad mini - and it's "absolutely beautiful" as Apple says, not least of all because its's extremely thin - 55mm thin, in fact. This update has edge-to-edge glass, an extremely thin body, and a set of ports on the back that keep this device in the all-in-one family for real. The basic design of the device is similar to the previous generations of the iMac, here with a new Chin with Friction Stir welding.

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Mac mini refresh specifications leaked: quad-core, 2TB storage

Mac mini refresh specifications leaked: quad-core, 2TB storage

This morning the flood gates appear to have been opened on Apple before their big event, here with the Mac mini refresh getting a bit of a specifications run-down. This Mac mini update will have several different options in the Apple store online, each of them better than the last. Of course just as the Mac mini had in past iterations, there will be a standard edition and a Server edition, just what you need for your home and/or office environment - and they're big (yet still quite small, as you might imagine.)

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Steve Jobs tribute MacBooks set up for charity auction

Steve Jobs tribute MacBooks set up for charity auction

Three 3rd-party modified MacBook Pro units were put up for sale this week in limited iterations including a customized top lid with Steve Jobs's own visage reflecting deeply in the Apple logo. The proceeds from each of these notebooks, each of them created by the Apple customizers at Uncover, will be sold for 9500,00 Euro, aka right around 12 thousand bucks here in the USA. This set of three units will be sold with all proceeds going to a couple of charities you're just going to love.

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Logitech to announce Wireless Webcam for Mac

Logitech to announce Wireless Webcam for Mac

In the past, Logitech didn't make a lot of effort to support the OS X community. However, in recent months and years, they've been doing a better job at adding OS X support to its various offerings of keyboards and mice, as well as a few webcams. However, the company has never really released a top-of-the-line webcam that was truly made for Mac users, but that day seems to be almost here.

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Jonathan Ive tribute to Steve Jobs video rings true one year later

Jonathan Ive tribute to Steve Jobs video rings true one year later

This Friday is the one-year anniversary of the passing of Steve Jobs, and one of the most moving - and interesting - tributes remains the speech given by Jonathan Ive on the 19th of October, 2011, at a private Apple event. This private ceremony displayed giant images of Jobs with his own Mac computer and smiles abound, while Ive reminisced on not just the way his late associate worked, but how he thought and acted as well. It's in this video that you'll get another taste of Jobs' father's "back of the cabinet" philosophy as well.

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