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Pandora For iOS Gets Better With Alarm To Wake You Up


Pandora
Pandora has today released a significant update to its iOS app with some additional functionality to set it apart from some of the other free streaming music service apps. The app, with full compatibility for iOS 7, now offers the ability to use personalized stations for alarm clocks with the latest update. This means that, unlike the iOS Clock app which allows you to set a specific song, you can wake to a different track every day with the Pandora app.
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Apple Posts Christmas Ordering Deadlines For UK


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Apple has today made some updates to its UK website to provide more detail on ordering deadlines for the Christmas season. The site shows latest ordering times for a variety of Apple devices, giving customers the opportunity to place an order that will be guaranteed to be delivered in time for Christmas.  The company has a similar page for US customers. For example, to order a new MacBook Air in standard configuration in the UK, the deadline is midnight on December 20, whereas a custom configured MacBook Air has to be ordered by midnight on December 11.  In the US it is December 18 for standard configuration, December 16 for custom configuration, and December 22 for standard configuration with next day shipping.

In addition to the MacBook Air, the company provides order deadlines for the MacBook Pro, the iMac and the Mac mini in standard and custom configurations. The company also provides deadlines for both engraved and non-engraved models of the iPad Air, the iPad mini with Retina Display, the original iPad mini and the iPad 2. The iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S can also be ordered in a variety of size configurations (all with the same order deadlines between sizes), and the iPod line up of devices. The company also offers order deadlines for Apple Store gift cards, for iTunes gift cards, for the Apple TV and for iPhone print products.
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Apple Offering Gift Cards Instead Of Discounts On Black Friday


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Apple has today launched its Black Friday discounts in a number of international online stores, revealing that the company will be offering Apple gift cards in place of discounts on devices this year. Consumers purchasing Apple devices will pay pull price for their items but will receive an Apple gift card in place of money off, effectively ensuring increased profits for the company.

As shown in the Australian Apple Store, shoppers will receive a a gift card worth $150 with the purchase of a MacBook Pro or Air, a $75 gift card with the purchase of an iPad Air, a $50 card for a first generation iPad mini purchase, and $150 for an iMac. Other accessories such as the Apple TV or AirPort Extreme offer $25 and $50 gift cards respectively.
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Apple Increasing Retina Display iPad Mini Production For Holiday Season


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Apple has reportedly increased production of the new iPad mini 2 with Retina Display in time for the holiday season, according to a new article from Digitimes. Claiming knowledge of Apple’s production line through Taiwan based supply chain sources, it is suggested that supplier orders for assembly of the iPad mini 2 have been increased in November to around four million units to ensure that there are adequate supplies for the high demand in the holiday season.

The publication also states that Apple’s orders to manufacturers for the iPad mini 2 have already surpassed those of the first generation device, despite it being on sale for only a fraction of the time.
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Dropbox Unleashes ‘Version 3′ iOS App


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Popular cloud-storage company Dropbox has today released the third major version of Dropbox for iOS devices on to the App Store. The app has undergone a complete iOS 7-style redesign with a significantly cleaner look and trimmed down icons. The app also contains a substantial number of improvements and new features such as AirDrop support and enhanced PDF-viewing support, as well as making better usage of the screen size of the iPad.

In addition to the new features, the app has been significantly optimized to have substantial speed increases and now allows easy full screen photo view toggling. There are also a number of bug fixes and stability improvements.
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Apple Releases iOS 7.0.4, iTunes U And iBooks Updates


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Apple has today released a bunch of software updates for iOS devices which are available for download now. The company has today issued an update to iOS 7 in the form of iOS 7.0.4, a small update which includes a number of bug fixes and improvements for the latest operating system for mobile device. The update includes a fix for an issue that can cause FaceTime calls to fail, and comes around two months after the initial release of iOS 7.

Apple has also released an updated version of its iBooks app, bringing the dated wooden look of the app into line with the rest of the revamped iOS 7 apps. The app has a new cleaner and simpler user interface, but does not appear to have gained any additional functionality. The version is 3.2 and the update is available now through the iOS App Store update mechanism.
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Rumor: Massive 13 Inch iPad Coming In March 2014


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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: Retina Display iPad Mini To Be Released November 21


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A new website listing is suggesting that the second generation iPad mini with Retina Display could be released by Apple as soon as November 21. The listing comes from Target.com who have a product page for the Retina Display iPad mini that gives the technical specs for the device and is accompanied by a Release Date of November 21 (via MacRumors). It is unclear where this information comes from however, as Apple has not offered up any public release date for the device. It could be speculated however, that the company has given some of its high profile third party retailers a heads up of when the new iPad mini will be available.
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Rumor: Retina iPad Mini Will Be In ‘Severely’ Short Supply At Launch


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The new second generation Retina Display iPad mini will apparently be in very short supply at launch, according to a new analyst report. The new device will be ‘severely constrained’ according to iSuppli analyst Rhoda Alexander (via CNET). Consumers will apparently not be able to see significant improvements in availability of the device until the first quarter of 2014, indicating that demand over the holiday period is going to play a significant role.
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Live Apple Event Coverage – October 22, 2013


Apple Event Invite Sep 10 2013

Apple is today holding a media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Key outcomes and launches from the event will be posted live here.

OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Apple has today announced the public release of the next generation Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks, a new OS that gives a substantial number of enhancements and improvements to the existing Mac OS, but gives more focus to efficiency and power/memory usage. The new OS also offers a new Maps app and iBooks app, document tagging, as well as supporting website notifications. A new Keychain feature also syncs data across all devices. In an incredibly surprising move for Apple, OS X Mavericks will be made available to all users free of charge today.
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