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The iPod Isn’t Dead As Apple Recruits For New iPod Product Launch Managers

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With the relatively recent¬†announcement in January that Apple shipped only 6 million iPods in the October-December timeframe of 2013, many reports started to suggest that the end was nigh for Apple’s iconic product. However, the company is clearly still planning to launch brand new models of the iPod in the future as the company continues to recruit for New Product Introduction Operations Program Managers (NPI OPM) for the iPod line-up.

According to the advertisements which have been posted three times over the past two months, the most recent appearing yesterday, the NPI is ‘pivotal to the fast-paced development and launch of Apple’s products’, ensuring that new product launches are made on time and with maximum availability. Given that Apple is specifically recruiting for Managers to deal specifically with new products in the iPod line, it’s therefore likely that new models are in the pipeline.
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Apple ’12 Days Of Gifts’ iOS App Offers Up Surprise Bonus Gift

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The ’12 Days Of Gifts’ iOS app, released by Apple last week, has today delivered a surprising bonus offering before the first of the scheduled gifts was due to appear. In a surprising giveaway occuring before the December 26 kick off, the app today gives access to the latest single from Lorde called ‘No Better’. Users are given both the single itself and a video for another song called ‘Royals’.
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Pandora For iOS Gets Better With Alarm To Wake You Up

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 Is Working On Improving iMessage Performance In iOS 7

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Following on from the public release of iOS 7, a number of users have reported issues with the iMessage service, reporting an inability to send or receive messages in a timely manner. Apple has now made a statement to the WSJ saying that they are aware of the the issues and that they only affect a fraction of a percent of iMessage users. As such, the company is working on a fix that will be released as part of a future iOS software update, although it is not clear if the fix will be included in iOS 7.0.3.
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Apple Releases iOS 7.0.2 With Fix For Security Flaw

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Apple has today released the first universal update for iOS 7 in the form of iOS 7.0.2. The update fixes a a major bug that would allow a malicious user to bypass the Lock Screen passcode option in several devices. In addition the update also ‘reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry’. The update itself is relatively small, weighing in at just under 20MB in size, and is available now as an over the air update by using the Software Update function in Settings.
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Apple Releases iOS 7 And iTunes 11.1

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Apple has today released the next major iteration of the iOS operating system to the public in the form of iOS 7. The software, available free of charge as a software update through an iOS device directly or through iTunes, can be downloaded now, although it is likely that servers will be under heavy load for some time. The software itself has over 200 new features and changes from iOS 6, including a completely new user interface. The new iOS 7 operating system can be installed on the iPhone 4 and later models, the iPad mini, the iPad 2 and later models and the fifth generation iPod touch.

The company has also released a small update for iOS 7 in the form of iOS 7.0.1 which are designed singularly for the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S prior to their public release on Friday. The update is not applicable to other devices at this time.
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IMDb App Gets Massive Update; In App Movie Ticket Purchases

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The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) app for iOS devices received a significant update today in the form of new version which enables in-app movie purchases for customers in the United States. The app, available free on the iOS App Store, was updated to version 3.3 today and the new version also enables users to purchase movies or TV shows in DVD or Blu-Ray formats via Amazon’s mobile app.
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Developers Behind Any.DO Release New iOS Calendar App ‘Cal’


The development team behind the popular to-do manager Any.DO have launched a new calendar app called Cal, which is designed to offer a clean and simple user interface overlying powerful calendar functionality. Cal is designed to work with Any.DO so that tasks that are listed in the Any.DO app can be seen in the Cal app so that the to-do list can be fully integrated with the calendar.

The Cal app is driven by a gorgeous user interface underpinned by photo themes so that users can personalize their home screen in Cal. The interface itself reflects the clean interface that has made Any.DO such a popular app on iOS devices. While the integration with Any.DO could be developed further, the app is obviously in its first iteration so a number of improvements on the integration between Cal and Any.DO will likely be forthcoming in the months ahead.
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Apple Releases iOS 7 Beta 3

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Apple has today released the third beta of the next generation operating system for its mobile devices, iOS 7. The beta is the third release in the Developer testing schedule and is available only to registered members of the Apple Developer program. The update, f0r iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, is available as a downloadable update for iOS 7 beta 2 users and can also be downloaded through the Apple Developer center on the web.
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Apple Releases New Version Of The 16GB iPod Touch

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Apple has today released a modified version of the iPod touch which, instead of including a new feature, actually removes one in favor of a significant reduction in price. The company has released an update to the iPod touch in the form of a fifth generation 16 GB model with a 4 inch screen that lacks a rear iSight camera. The price of the new model is $229 and is available in black only, with a silver rear panel.
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