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Apple Releases New ‘Remote’ App For iOS 7


Remote App
Apple has today released a new Remote app for iOS 7 on to the iOS App Store with a new design that takes hints from the iOS design structure. The new app includes a brand new user interface and allows users to control their Apple TV direct from their iOS device. The app also facilitates control of iTunes running on a Mac, and allows users to browse the iTunes library.
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Best Buy Now Offering iPhone 5C For $49.99 In-Store


iPhone 5C
In an effort to entice customers into shopping for new iOS devices in their stores, Best Buy has knocked $50 off the standard retail price of the iPhone 5C just two weeks after it was launched by Apple. ABC News has noted that the iPhone 5C 16GB model is now available for $49.99 instead of the normal $99.99 on a two year contract. Best Buy is also offering the 32GB model for $149.99. The purchase price is maintained through the award of a $50 gift card that can be applied to the regular store price.
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Rumor: New Hands-On Video Of Assembled iPad 5 Components Shows Off Device


iPad 5 Assembled
A new video has has been posted which appears to show a hands-on demonstration of some components for the the iPad 5. The video comes from Japanese site Macotakara (via MacRumors) and has been posted to YouTube. The short clip shows off what appears to be an iPad 5 without the internal components and gives a really good idea of what the device will actually look like when it is released. The site has also posted a hands-on video with components that are apparently destined for the iPhone 5C.
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Rumor: Haswell MacBook Pro Shipping In October


New MacBook Pro

A new report is suggesting that a new model of MacBook Pro equipped with the latest generation Intel Haswell processors will be shipping in October of this year. The report comes from the China Commercial Times (via Macotakara) who are apparently basing their claims upon sources in the Taiwanese component supply chain. No detail is offered in the report aside from the October launch predictions but the new claims offer a slightly different timescale than has been suggested before.
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Rumor: New Mac Model Numbers Leaked


MacBook Air

A new report from 9to5Mac is apparently detailing the model numbers of some of the new Macs that are set to be released next week at the WWDC conference. According to the site the following model numbers refer to configurations of new Macs set to be released by Apple but unfortunately don’t provide information on exactly what models they are; MD711LL/A (Better), MD712LL/A (Best), MD760LL/A (Better), MD761LL/A (Best). The MacBook Air and the Retina Display MacBook Pro are expected to be updated next week so it is likely that the new model numbers could correlate with new versions of these devices.
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Refurbished 7th Generation iPod Nano Now Available At Discount


iPod nano
The newest version of the iPod nano has today been made available in the refurbished Apple Store offering a significant saving of almost 15% on the price of the device. The 7th generation model, which features a new design, Bluetooth connectivity and a 2.5 inch display, is being offered in the refurbished store for $129 for the 16GB model. This represents a saving of $20 on the price for a brand new version which currently retails for $149 on Apple, although some colors are available on Amazon for $140.
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iMessage Is Highly Secure


iMessage
The encryption technology that Apple uses for its iMessage messaging system is highly secure, according to a leaked memo from US law enforcement agencies noting that it is very difficult to intercept messages sent using the service. The memo came into the possession of CNET who have noted that, even when mandated by a court order for message tapping, it is likely impossible to intercept iMessages sent between two or more Apple devices.
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Movies Via iTunes In The Cloud Launches In New European Countries


itunes 11
Apple has today rolled out additional offerings for their iTunes in the Cloud service to 11 new European countries. The company has made available new movie support for iTunes in the Cloud meaning that users are able to re-download content that they have already purchased and downloaded from iTunes (via MacRumors). The addition of this new functionality joins the existing ability to re-download music from iTunes in the Cloud.
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FaceSaver For Facebook Offers An ‘Inoffensive’ Timeline


Facesaver
A new app has been launched today which claims to be able to ‘clean’ inappropriate content from the timeline of a Facebook page. The app, called FaceSaver, apparently is able to discover around 2-3 times more inappropriate content than other Facebook cleaning apps because it is able to recognize some common rude and slang terms that others do not.

The app, published by Belfast developer group System Ready, scans a user’s entire timeline for inappropriate text, which includes wall posts, status updates and comments. The database to which it is compared against contains over 1000 ‘inappropriate’ terms and will allow easy deletion of any offending text. The typical scan takes around 30 seconds and allows users to delete comments individually.
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iOS 6.1 JailBreak To Be Released Today


iOS 6

The jailbreak for iOS 6.1 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch will apparently be released at some point today, according to tweets from the Evad3rs team responsible for the Evasi0n jailbreak. The website for the jailbreak is currently listing the progress to release at 98% and according to a tweet yesterday from the official Evad3rs Twitter accounts, the jailbreak will be released to the public at some point today.
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