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Apple Releases New Retina Display MacBook Pro Models


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Several new models of the Retina Display MacBook Pro have today been released by Apple on the online Apple Store and in physical retail stores. In a press release that announced the new Macs, the company has launched new 13 inch and 15 inch models with updated Intel Haswell processors that are faster than the previous generation models. In addition, the company is now offering 8GB of RAM on all 13 inch models, and 16GB of RAM on all 15 inch models.

Interestingly, Apple has also dropped the price of the top of the range 15 inch model (equipped with a 2.5 GHz quad core i7, and 512GB flash storage) from $2599 to $2499. In addition, the company is also offering upgrades in storage of up to 1TB on both models and users can also opt to bump their processors to up to 3GHz dual core on the 13 inch models, and 2.8GHz quad core in the 15 inch models.
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Apple Unleashes Public Beta Of OS X Yosemite


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Apple has today released the eagerly anticipated public beta edition of the next generation operating system for the Mac, in the form of OS X Yosemite. Users who have previously signed up for the Mac OS X public beta program will be able to now access redemption codes that will allow access to the beta of OS X Yosemite through the Mac App Store. The OS itself is obviously only a beta, so generally should not be installed on a primary device, as it may still be subject to instability and data loss.
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Rumor: Apple Forming Fuel Cell Partnership


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Apple has apparently been looking to partner with fuel cell firms with a view to using fuel cells in future MacBook devices, according to a new report from The Daily Mail. The report suggests that the company is looking into forming a possible partnership with Intelligent Energy, a fuel cell technology firm that has apparently ‘bought a bundle of patents in tandem with a major international electronics company’, infomation that was revealed through financial filings.
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New Macs With Intel Broadwell Processors Won’t Arrive Until 2015


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A new report has shed some light on the availability of next generation chips set to be released by Intel, codenamed Broadwell. According to Chinese VR Zone, production of the new 14nm chips will not start until much later this year and thus the chips themselves will not be made available for Mac devices until early-2015 at the very earliest. According to the leak, the mobile chips used in MacBook devices will be among the first available, followed by the Broadwell H chips which would be used in the iMac and 15 inch Retina MacBook Pro later in the year.

The reason for the delay in the release is apparently issues with the 14 nanometer process that is used in the chips. It is not clear, however, if Apple would continue to go ahead with their release of brand new Mac devices with inferior processors, or whether they would delay release of the new devices while waiting for the chips to be made available.
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Apple Unleashes ‘Back To School’ Promotion With Loads Of Gift Cards


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Apple has today unleashed their 2014 ‘Back To School’ promotion, offering free Apple Store gift cards with purchases of new hardware. The offer, which is available only for educational users i.e. students or Faculty, gives a free gift card worth $100 with the purchase of certain new Mac devices (excluding the Mac mini). In addition, a $50 gift card is offered with the purchase of either an iPhone or an iPad. Given that the program is running in several different countries, gift cards of equivalent value will be offered depending on where the device purchased.
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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.4 and iOS 7.1.2 Updates


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Apple has today released significant updates for both the Mavericks operating system for the Mac, and iOS for Apple mobile devices in the form of OS X 10.9.4 and iOS 7.1.2. The update for OS X, which comes around six weeks of the release of 10.9.3 contains a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. Apple has incorporated fixes for Macs that were having trouble connecting to known Wi-Fi networks, and also improves the reliability of Wake from Sleep. In addition, the update also contains a new version of Safari in the form of Safari 7.0.5.

The update, which is recommended for all Mavericks users is available through the Mac App Store software update mechanism or can be downloaded directly from the Apple website. It weighs in at around 280MB and is available now.
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How To Migrate Photos From Aperture To Lightroom


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Following on from the revelation that Apple would be discontinuing development on their professional photo management software, Aperture, many users will be looking to turn to the major alternative Lightroom. Adobe’s Lightroom, which is a pricier offering than Aperture, offers much of the same library management and editing functionality of Aperture and can be used to manage photo workflow for both professionals and enthusiasts alike.
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Apple Launches New Lower Cost iMac


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Apple has today released a new lower cost iMac with 21.5 inch screen with a price starting at $1099. Hours after the Apple online store went down for updates, the store is now back open with the new iMac available. In addition to the new lower price, the new base iMac model comes with a 1.4GHz dual core Intel i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) with 8GB RAM, a 500GB hard drive and Intel HD 5000 graphics. The new model is also available in other countries such as the UK, where it is priced at £899.
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Rumor: Apple Starting ‘Back To School’ Program Very Soon


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Apple is likely to be launching its ‘Back To School’ promotion at the end of this month, suggests a new report from 9to5Mac. According to the report, employee sources have suggested that Apple retail stores will be changing their front glass displays on the evening of 30th June once the stores close. This normally indicates a promotion of some kind, and falls within the expected timeframe of the Back To School program when it launched last year.
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Rumor: New iMacs Ready To Be Launched Next Week


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A new report is suggesting that the next generation of iMac is on the verge of being launched next week, with improvements in processors, and also at a lower price point. The report comes from French site MacGeneration, who suggest that the new models will feature processor bumps of 100MHz. An example given means that the current model 21.5 inch iMac with a 2.9GHz processor (3.6GHz with Turbo Boost), will be boosted to 3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost).

In addition the new models will also drop in price by 100 Euros, which is equivalent to $135 or £80. Howebver, it is not clear yet if these price drops would extend across the entire line, and whether they would be applicable in every country.
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