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Steve Jobs commemorations begin with Tim Cook letter to Apple

Steve Jobs commemorations begin with Tim Cook letter to Apple

On Sunday, the 5th of October, 2014, it’ll have been three years since Apple cofounder Steve Jobs passed away. Today a letter was sent to Apple employees - and subsequently the whole world - by current Apple CEO Tim Cook. That letter is reproduced here.

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Apple App Store outage – you’re not alone

Apple App Store outage – you’re not alone

Yes, the App Store has been down and out for a bit this morning and you’re not the only one to experience this oddity. Starting in the evening of October 2nd, 2014, the App Store for both of Apple’s main platforms, iOS and OS X, were sporadically out to dinner - then breakfast.

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Twitter for Mac update brings in old mobile features

Twitter for Mac update brings in old mobile features

Hey, remember desktop computing? No? Well, neither does Twitter, apparently. Their Mac app received an update today, giving it a few tricks we’ve already been taking advantage of for mobile. That is, of course, if you’ve not moved onto a third-party app already.

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Apple Bash patches released for OS X

Apple Bash patches released for OS X

Apple has released patches for the bash security exploit, fixing a security flaw in the UNIX shell, though the company maintained that the issue did not affect most of its users. The three patches, released today, follow similar security updates for some of the best-known Linux distributions, after a potentially significant problem was identified earlier this month.

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5K iMac tipped to launch with OS X Yosemite

5K iMac tipped to launch with OS X Yosemite

That’s one whopper of a display panel there, folks, but it’s certainly a possibility in rumors that’ve appeared pre-launch for OS X Yosemite. The OS X Yosemite Beta builds released to testers thus far include references to 4096 × 2304, 5760 × 3240, and 6400 x 3600 pixel displays, and we have heard that Apple could be releasing far more densely-packed desktop machines in the near future.

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Bent, borked, & bashed: Apple had a tough week

Bent, borked, & bashed: Apple had a tough week

It’s been a rough week for Apple. They’ve suffered a rash of bad press, all to do with bendable phones and iOS updates that brick them. Another disruptive bit of news also made its way back to Apple’s OS X. It sounds like the folks at Apple could use a drink right about now.

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Apple on bash bug: OS X users have nothing to fear

Apple on bash bug: OS X users have nothing to fear

By this point you've no doubt heard about the bash vulnerability that has attracted its fair share of attention. The bug, sometimes being referred to as "Shellshock", is a serious threat to certain systems running Linux, Unix, and OS X. For the average OS X user, however, there is nothing to worry about.

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Bash bug affects OS X, Linux: “worse than Heartbleed”

Bash bug affects OS X, Linux: “worse than Heartbleed”

The Bash Bug - also going by the nickname "Shellshock" - has been discovered this week and identified as a serious threat to computers of all kinds around the world. The vulnerability exists inside Bash, an element inside operating systems like Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix.

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12-inch MacBook Air tipped with reversible USB Type-C

12-inch MacBook Air tipped with reversible USB Type-C

Now that every Apple fan in the world has their iPhone 6, it’s time to start speaking about the MacBook Air. It’s time for a refresh, after all, one that includes the newest in new USB technology - reversible ports (USB Type-C) - along with a new MagSafe charging solution.

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iOS 8 hits iPhone: here’s what you get

iOS 8 hits iPhone: here’s what you get

Today’s the big day: iOS 8 is here. Starting today, iFans everywhere will get iOS 8 pushed to their phones. After a download, things change quite a bit. Though not the aesthetic change from iOS 6 to iOS 7, iOS 8 adds a lot more functionality than you may know about. Here’s what you can expect.

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iOS 8 Continuity arrives in October, perhaps with OS X

iOS 8 Continuity arrives in October, perhaps with OS X

If you were excited to get the chance to hand-off MMS and SMS messages in iOS 8, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. Apple has quietly revamped the page on their site discussing the new feature, noting it’s coming — in October. That’s a solid two weeks after iOS 8 officially launches on September 17.

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The iPhone 6: here’s what to expect

The iPhone 6: here’s what to expect

Now that the iPhone 6 has been leaked to oblivion, it’s time to round it all up and offer a look at what your next iPhone just might be. From the visual punches to the specs and software, we take a look at all we’ve heard to this point. With Apple’s mysterious event happening in just over a week, let’s consider what will come of their biggest product announcement since the original iPhone.

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