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The Mini iPad

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Get ready to line up; another Apple event is just around the corner.

Apple is hosting an event in San Francisco on October 23 and analysts are expecting another big product announcement. Fresh off the heels of the iPhone 5 this big unveil will most likely be the mini iPad.

For months people have been predicting that the tech powerhouse will release a smaller, less costly version of the tablet to take on competing devices. These include Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google’s Nexus 7.

Both of those devices have 7 inch screens and sell for just under $200. One Wall Street analyst says he has already had the chance to test out the mini iPad. He says it is 7.85 inches and offers customers a more mobile experience.  read more »

A Bumpy Road

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Apple is heading in a new direction with their maps app.

Since the iPhone 5 was launched on the eager audience complaints have come rolling in about the maps feature. These included things such as melted bridges, closed restaurants and farms being listed as airports. Even CEO Tim Cook admitted the blunder issuing an apology to loyal Apple fans and promising a quick solution.

And to find that solution the company is looking to its blue shirted hourly employees. According to a new report from Mac Rumors multiple Apple stores are devoting forty staff hours per week to fixing the maps problem. This means teams of employees will be hitting the streets double checking the apps accuracy and making sure the burger restaurant it says is on the corner isn't really a bank.  read more »

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 »