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Apple Related Crime

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It seems the big apple is not very apple friendly.

According to a New York City daily web-blog; the city’s police department is reporting a spike in Apple product related crime. Police say over the last year crimes involving Apple have increased by more than 40%. A rate that is ten times larger than the overall crime increase which stands at just 4%.

New York police attribute the spree to the soaring popularity of Apple products and the recent release of the iPhone 5. Sneaking up behind someone and stealing their new phone is more appealing to law breaking citizens then standing in line and paying full price.  read more »

An Apple Shortage

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The iPhone 5 is launching all over the world and demand is taking a huge bite of supply.

Since hitting store shelves Apple has sold more than five million iPhone 5 smartphones. But while that’s good news for the company’s bottom line it could be bad news for consumers anxiously awaiting their latest gadget.  read more »

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The iPhone 5

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It’s official; the iPhone 5 has arrived.

Earlier this week Apple introduced what it’s calling its smartest, lightest smart-phone ever. After weeks of hinting at the big reveal Apple is delivering a phone they say is everything consumers want it to be.

The phone will run on a higher speed network and is made entirely from glass and aluminum. It features a large four inch screen that displays five rows of icons on the sharpest resolution ever. The phone’s network is called the A6 and is twice as fast as the previous generation. Topping off the latest gadget is three microphones and an eight megapixel camera.

Tim Cook; Apple’s new CEO calls the new iPhone an absolute jewel. Cook says it is the most beautiful product the company has ever made.  read more »

Facebook's New Friend

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Facebook is losing friends on the stock market; now it’s hoping a slice of Apple will change that.

Since it went public Facebook’s stock has dropped to under $30 a share. This is down almost 25% from its initial public offering. So to help give the social site a boost apple is building Facebook into its iPhone and iPad software. The announcement was made earlier this week at the Apple developer’s conference in San Francisco.

With the next version of this software users will be able to update their Facebook friends on their every move by talking directly to their phones. The new operating system will also allow people to “like” various movies and apps in the iTunes store.  read more »

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A Piece of Apple

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Everyone wants a piece of Apple and the perks are rolling in.

These days it’s not just customers that are willing to spend time and money for everything Apple has to offer. Now cities are jumping on the fruit flavored bandwagon. In order to convince the company to move into a neighborhood cities are offering Apple sweet heart deals that range from free rent to prime locations.  read more »

A Low Altitude Connections

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Flying the friendly skies could get a little more entertaining.

Earlier this week the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was going to explore ways for passengers to use electronic devices during take-offs and landings. The FAA says the first step is to gather all the key players; this includes airlines, aircraft manufacturers, electronics makers and flight attendant unions. Then the group will discuss how to test gadgets such as phones and laptops to see if they are safe for use during critical in-flight moments.  read more »

Apple's New Flavor

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The new iPad is here and you’re probably going to want one.

Earlier this week in San Francisco, Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPad. Yes it’s simply being called the iPad and despite the same name as the first version the tablet has evolved. As expected the new model has a bigger and brighter display with double the amount of pixels. The new iPad also has more muscle with a processor four times more powerful than the iPad two.  read more »

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Apps for Apes

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Apple has a new fan base and it’s a little primitive.

The conservation group Orangutan Outreach is launching a new program called “Apps for Apes.” It will provide orangutans with iPads so they can communicate with each other all over the world using the tablet’s video chat technology.  read more »

Clay iPads

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Apple customers in Canada are being duped; by a tablet made of clay.

Two Canadian electronic stores; Best Buy and Future Shop are now investigating a scandal involving iPad 2’s. So far as many as ten of the hand held devices recently sold at the stores were discovered to be made out of modeling clay.

A spokesman for Future Shop says thieves are buying the iPad 2, taking out the device and replacing it with clay. And the fake tablets are the same size and shape as the real deal. Then thieves are re-sealing the original Apple package and returning the box to stores for cash. And like most items the returned iPads are returned to shelves only to be purchased by an unsuspecting consumer.  read more »

Steve Jobs Immortalized

Since his death in October Steve Jobs has been immortalized in many ways; and now he’s being cased it’s in plastic.

If you’re looking to hold on to the Apple CEO forever you just might get your chance. Chinese company “In Icons” is selling a life like action figure of the tech powerhouse. The twelve inch tall figure is set to ship next month and retails for just under one hundred dollars. And you get all the Steve Jobs likeness money can buy.

The figure is wearing Jobs standard uniform of new balance shoes, blue jeans, a black mock turtleneck and silver framed glasses. Then there are the accessories; buyers will also receive extras such as two apples, a belt, and another set of glasses.  read more »