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Apple's iPad expands lead in tablet use at the expense of Amazon, Android, Microsoft Surface

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 22:54
The release of the iPad three years ago has had a brutal impact on conventional PC sales, but new data on tablet use shows that Apple is not just fending off tablet competitors, it's advancing on them.




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Twitter's #music app for iOS leverages massive user base to recommend new tunes

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 22:53
Twitter on Thursday opened up public access the new "Twitter #music" service and corresponding iOS app to its 200 million users, effectively creating an instant social network for music lovers to listen to trending hits, discover new artists and get crowd-sourced recommendations.




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Google's Android has flatlined in the U.S. as Apple's iPhone steals all growth

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:43
Smartphone sales at AT&T and Verizon Wireless over the past two years show that Android isn't growing in the U.S. and that all new growth is coming from Apple's iPhone.




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Apple sought iBooks recommendation deal with Goodreads, was blocked by Amazon purchase

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:13
Apple was reportedly interested in integrating book recommendations from the service Goodreads into the iBookstore, but those plans were tossed after Amazon bought the social networking site.




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Apple design chief Jony Ive makes Time's 100 Most Influential list

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:03
Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive is the recipient of yet another accolade, having been named to Time Magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.




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Apple's iOS beating Google's Android in mobile ads with 75% spend share

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 17:00
While Android devices continue to sell in large quantities, the advertising dollars that support the platform are increasing going to Apple's iOS, which now claims a 75 percent ad spend share of the leading ad server marketplace.




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Verizon's 4M iPhone activations in line with expectations, showing Apple's 'stability'

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 16:49
While iPhone growth may be slowing, Apple's hugely profitable smartphone franchise isn't going anywhere, as evidenced by the latest on-target activation numbers at Verizon, the largest carrier in the U.S.




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Former Xbox & Kinect teams allegedly working on Microsoft smart watch

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 15:48
Microsoft's anticipated wrist-worn accessory originally began as a health rate monitor, but is now a full-fledged smart watch under development, according to a new report.




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New pics show off supposed low-cost iPhone's plastic rear shell

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 15:00
Supposed images of a polycarbonate-backed, low-cost iPhone have hit the Internet, along with predictions that the cheaper Apple handset will see release in the fall of this year.




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Rumor: Apple halts Mac component orders, is less 'aggressive' looking forward

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 14:41
Apple has reportedly stopped placing component orders for its Mac line of desktops and notebooks, leaving suppliers in the lurch and observers wondering what the impact will be on the company's bottom line.




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Apple's iPhone accounted for 4M of Verizon's 7.2M total Q1 smartphones

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 13:54
With 7.2 million total smartphones activated in Verizon's first fiscal quarter, the iPhone accounted for more than half, with 4 million total Apple handsets activated in the three-month span.




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Apple could foster ties with Taiwan's tech industry in manufacture of rumored fingerprint sensor

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:07
Production of a rumored fingerprint sensor said by some to be bound for the next-generation iPhone could rely heavily on Taiwan's semiconductor industry, strengthening Apple's ties in the region as it drifts farther away from Samsung.




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LinkedIn revamps mobile app with updates stream, focus on content

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:51
Business networking site LinkedIn continues its push toward an encompassing connected product tailored to professionals with its newest mobile offerings, which brings a news stream and redesigned look that directs users to content-driven features.




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Apple's next-gen 9.7" iPad expected to be 25% lighter, 15% thinner, debut in Q3

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 07:51
Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities expects Apple's fifth-generation iPad to be substantially smaller than the current model, while still managing to carry a GF2 touch panel, A7X processor and other improvements over its predecessor.




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Apple's iPhone sales in India seen as driving $1B in revenue this year

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 06:29
According to a recent report, Apple's iPhone helped triple the company's year-to-year revenues in India for fiscal 2012 to roughly $370 million, and the adoption of new aggressive smartphone sales tactics are likely to see that number balloon to over $1 billion for 2013.




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Apple extends MacBook bottom case replacement program by two years

Apple Insider - Thu, 04/18/2013 - 00:31
Apple last week quietly made a change to its program regarding defective MacBook bottom cases, extending the coverage period from two years after purchase to four years.




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Pocket updated with expanded sharing functionality one year after rebranding

Apple Insider - Wed, 04/17/2013 - 22:55
Digital content storage, reader and syncing service Pocket, formerly known as "Read It Later," released a substantial iOS app update on Wednesday, expanding its social networking functionality to in-app sharing with friends who also use the app.




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Apple seeds OS X 10.8.4 beta build 12E53a to developers

Apple Insider - Wed, 04/17/2013 - 22:47
Apple on Wednesday seeded build 12E53a of OS X 10.8.4 maintenance update to developers, with the latest beta coming a little over one week after the build 12E30 went out for testing in early April.




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Taiwanese authorities probing Samsung over 'dirty tricks' against HTC

Apple Insider - Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:02
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into Samsung's business practices following allegations that the South Korean conglomerate hired people to post negative comments about HTC online.




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