Google’s Pixel Chromebook forces Apple to change the way it markets Retina MacBook Pro

25 March, 2013 - Paul Dixon
Google Pixel Chromebook

With its limited capabilities and premium price tag, it seems unlikely that Google’s recently introduced Pixel Chromebook will have much of an effect on the sales of Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display, but it has forced the Cupertino company to alter the way it markets its high-resolution notebook.

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Major security hole allows Apple passwords to be reset

22 March, 2013 - Paul Dixon

According to The Verge, a major security hole in Apple’s ID login system allows anybody with your email address and date of birth to reset your password and gain access to your account. Apparently the exploit, which has been posted online, involves pasting a modified URL into the iForgot page of Apple’s website.

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Apple emails customers to announce its 9th straight J.D. Power and Associates award

22 March, 2013 - Killian Bell
iPhone J.D. Power and Associates Award

Earlier this week, Apple updated its website to remind fans why it’s so easy to love the iPhone 5. One of the reasons it gave was the fact that the device had been awarded eight J.D. Power and Associates awards for customer satisfaction, but that’s already outdated. The Cupertino company is now emailing customers to tell them that the ninth award just came in.

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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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