Apple updates its iOS Podcasts app with iCloud syncing, custom stations and more

21 March, 2013 - Paul Dixon
Apple's Podcasts App

Apple today rolled out a significant update for its Podcasts app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update, which takes the app to version 1.2, introduces several improvements and new features including: station syncing between devices via iCloud, custom station & playlist creation, and a revamped Now Playing view.

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Apple opens its 36th UK retail store in Leeds

21 March, 2013 - Killian Bell
Apple Store Leeds

The United Kingdom’s 36th Apple Store opened its doors within the Trinity shopping center in Leeds today. Staff greeted the first 1,000 customers with free Apple t-shirts, a tradition that is carried out with the launch of every new Apple Store.

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Bowers & Wilkins introduce two new Lightning-equipped speaker docks

20 March, 2013 - Paul Dixon
Bowers & Wilkins Z2

Bowers & Wilkins has this week introduced a couple of new speaker docks to its existing product lineup. The Zepplin Air and the Z2 both feature Lighting connectors, making them compatible with Apple’s most recent iPhone, iPod touch and iPod nano models, plus AirPlay technology for wireless audio streaming.

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Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 with passcode bug fix

19 March, 2013 - Paul Dixon
iOS 6.1.3 update

Apple has just released iOS 6.1.3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update brings with it a number of fairly minor improvements and bug fixes, including a patch for a security vulnerability which allows an iPhone’s passcode lock to be bypassed through a series of button taps and presses.

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Sapphire launches Radeon HD 7950 for Mac Pro

19 March, 2013 - Paul Dixon
Sapphire HD 7950 Mac Edition

It may no longer be available to purchase in Europe any more, and by all accounts a new model is planned for later this year, but that hasn’t stopped Sapphire Technology launching a version of the Radeon HD 7950 graphics card for Apple’s Mac Pro.

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Apple reminds customers why the iPhone is best

18 March, 2013 - Paul Dixon
Why iPhone?

Apple has launched a new advertising campaign for the iPhone on its US website, highlighting why people love the smartphone so much. In addition to a large promo graphic on the homepage, the company has added a new “Why iPhone?” page which lists a number of reasons why the device is unlike other smartphones.

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John Browett admits he just didn’t fit at Apple

15 March, 2013 - Paul Dixon

Apple’s former senior vice president of retail John Browett, who was ousted after just six months in the job, has been speaking about his time with the company. In an interview at the Retail Week Live conference, he revealed that he loved working at Apple, but “didn’t fit within the way they run the business”.

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Dropbox buys Orchestra, the developers behind the popular iPhone mail app Mailbox

15 March, 2013 - Killian Bell

Dropbox has today announced its acquisition of Orchestra, a software developer famous for its new Mailbox app for iPhone. Mailbox will remain a standalone app, the company says, but it will be used to extend Dropbox’s core file-sharing service.

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Apple releases OS X 10.8.3 update

14 March, 2013 - Paul Dixon

Following the release of numerous beta builds, Apple has finally made OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion available to the public. The update introduces a number of fixes and improvements including: the ability to redeem iTunes gift cards in the Mac App Store using your Mac’s built-in camera, Windows 8 Boot Camp support, and Boot Camp support for Macs with 3TB hard drives.

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