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Google Launches iOS ‘MyGlass’ App For Google Glass

MyGlass iOS
Google has today launched a new companion app for Google Glass wearers who want to integrate the new wearable technology with their iOS device. The app, available free of charge now on the iOS App Store, allows the mirroring or ‘screencasting’ of the Glass display to the iPhone. The app also contains functionality to allow users to set up their Glass device, to get directions, and to add contacts and extra Glassware apps to their device.
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iTunes Store Experiencing Temporary Issues

iTunes 11
A small number of customers are experiencing a small temporary glitch when trying to make purchases through the iTunes Store, according to reports on the Apple online Support Forums. According to the Forums, the problem is quite widespread and indicates that the problem only affects a proportion of customers who have iTunes accounts. The customers affected with the issue encounter an error that says ‘FATAL:: Unable to process your request. Please try again’.
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Apple Releases New Find My Friends App

Find My Friends
Apple has today released a new Find My Friends app for iOS devices with a brand new design for iOS 7. The company issued the new version of the app to bring it into line with the recent iOS 7 design revamp that has been adopted across the entire Apple app line-up. The app itself gains no detectable new features but does have a spiffy new iOS 7 user interface.
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Rumor: Massive 13 Inch iPad Coming In March 2014

iPad Air
A new report is suggesting that Apple has been working on a brand new iPad device that has a screen measurement of 12.9 inches diagonally. The new device, a significant increase in size over the current 9.7 inch iPad Air, will apparently be released in March of next year (via PadNews). According to the site, the device is already being tested by Apple supplier Foxconn. The site also suggests that the name of the new iPad will be the ‘iPad maxi’, a highly unlikely speculation.
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Rumor: Pictures Of iPad Mini 2 In Gray

iPad Mini 2 Gray
A new series of pictures of what is being claimed to be the rear casing of the iPad mini 2 has appeared online, with the device being shown in a new ‘Space Gray’ color. The pictures come from and showcase the new color, which has recently been debuted by Apple in the form of the iPhone 5S. According to the site, the iPad mini 2 will be available both in this color and a white version, but it’s unclear if the new gold/champagne color which also appeared first on the iPhone 5S will also be used in the iPad mini 2.
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Rumor: Another iPhone 5S Color Option Appears…’Graphite’

iPhone 5S colors
A new set of images has today been posted showing what appears to be an iPhone 5S in black and graphite color. The image comes from Sonny Dickson who has spent the past few weeks posting various images of what is purported to be a champagne/gold colored iPhone 5S, with the black/graphite option now added alongside a black/slate and white/silver iPhone.

The source of the images is not clear and, in fact, the device displayed looks not unlike the current black color iPhone when viewed in a well-lit room. The only differentiating factor seems to be the chamfered trim which shows the new graphite color well, when compared to a black iPhone.
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Apple Releases Another OS X Mavericks Preview

OS X Mavericks
Apple has released the sixth version of the OS X Mavericks beta to Developers for testing, moving the next generation operating system for Mac closer to release. The sixth beta, released two weeks after the fifth beta version, is available only to registered members of the OS X Developer Program and can be downloaded directly from the Apple Developer Portal or through software update for those already running the fifth beta.
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Google Maps App For iPad Released

Google Maps
Google has released a long-awaited update to their Maps app for iOS devices, bringing full iPad support for the application. In addition to this, the new app, version 2.0, also has support for the highly touted Explore feature which Google highlighted at the Google I/O conference this year. The Explore feature enables easier discovery of nearby places such as shops, restaurants and bars, but is supported by Zagat reviews and crowd sourced reviews as well.
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Spotify iOS App Gets A Significant Update

The iOS app for Spotify has today received a significant update, showcased by a polished new icon for the streaming music service. The update, available on the iOS App Store now, also brings with it a new ‘Discover Experience’ which facilitates the discovery of new music across the massive library that Spotify offers. The user interface has also changed somewhat, with a new Now Playing view, which offers a great ‘Up Next’ option on the iPhone.

Some other really useful tweaks have also been included in the new version of the app, with the ability to edit playlists on the iPhone and a more useful search interface. In addition, a number of bug fixes and stability improvements have also been included.
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Apple Adds A Bunch Of New Channels For Apple TV

Apple TV
Apple has today announced a number of new channels for the Apple TV which are being made available via a software update for the device. The new channels include HBO GO and WatchESPN and icons for the new services are added as part of the software update. The Apple TV now offers over 230,000 TV episodes to choose from as part of the downloadable content. Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, has commented on the new channels in a press release on the Apple website.

HBO GO and WatchESPN are some of the most popular iOS apps and are sure to be huge hits on Apple TV…We continue to offer Apple TV users great new programming options, combined with access to all of the incredible content they can purchase from the iTunes Store
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