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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Apple not offering '12 Days of Gifts' promotion for first time in six years

Apple not offering '12 Days of Gifts' promotion for first time in six years

Since 2008, Apple has given away songs, apps, movies and other digital goodies as part of a holiday tradition dubbed the "12 Days of Christmas," or "12 Days of Gifts" for U.S. users, but this year the company has apparently opted to call off the promotion.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Apple Japan announces annual 'Lucky Bag' promotion for Jan. 2

Apple Japan announces annual 'Lucky Bag' promotion for Jan. 2

Apple on Friday announced its "Lucky Bags" promotion for Japan, a New Year's retail tradition that consistently nets customers visiting brick-and-mortar Apple Stores hundreds of dollars' worth of savings.

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TipsiCloud Photo Library, Photo Stream & how to make sense of your photos

iCloud Photo Library, Photo Stream & how to make sense of your photos

Taking the place of Photo Stream next year, Apple's iCloud Photo Library will consist of a brand new photo app for Mac and a new way to sync photos across all your devices.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

FeatureHow to listen to your favorite podcasts over the holidays

How to listen to your favorite podcasts over the holidays

Holiday season is coming to a close and those days off will be a great time to catch up on your favorite podcasts. Here are some of the best podcast apps available for Apple's iOS.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sony renting 'The Interview' for $6 on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox & Crackle, but not iTunes

Sony renting 'The Interview' for $6 on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox & Crackle, but not iTunes

Though Sony apparently held talks with Apple about debuting the film "The Interview" on iTunes, the movie is instead now available for rent on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Live and Sony's own Crackle service for $5.99, while viewers can purchase the movie for $14.99.

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Samsung shutters flagship retail 'Experience Store' in London

Samsung shutters flagship retail 'Experience Store' in London

While Apple continues to expand its highly successful retail presence, Samsung's own retail experiment appears to be floundering, as the South Korean electronics maker has closed its flagship store in one of Europe's largest malls.

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Sony wanted 'The Interview' on iTunes for Christmas, but Apple rejected fast timetable

Sony wanted 'The Interview' on iTunes for Christmas, but Apple rejected fast timetable

In attempt to make its controversial film "The Interview" available to view on Christmas Day, Sony Pictures reportedly pursued a deal with Apple that was brokered by the White House itself, but the timetable to place it on iTunes was apparently too aggressive.

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Review: Duet Display makes Apple's iPad even more useful for Mac users

Review: Duet Display makes Apple's iPad even more useful for Mac users

Mac users looking to add a little extra screen real estate without sacrificing portability or display quality can now do so with Duet Display, a new app from a group of former Apple engineers that turns an iPad or iPhone into an external monitor.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Freemium games dominate App Store list of most downloaded, highest grossing apps for 2014

Freemium games dominate App Store list of most downloaded, highest grossing apps for 2014

Apple on Tuesday released its annual "Best of 2014" list for the App Store's most-downloaded and highest-grossing titles, revealing so-called "freemium" games as the year's biggest money-makers.

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Survey shows demand for Apple's iPhone 6 still growing as supply stabilizes

Survey shows demand for Apple's iPhone 6 still growing as supply stabilizes

Apple's new, larger-screened iPhones are even more popular now than they were when they were announced, according to survey data released Tuesday, boding well for the Cupertino company as it continues to chip away at supply shortages.

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Apple-backed Rockstar Consortium to shed 4,000 patents, end lawsuits in $900M deal

Apple-backed Rockstar Consortium to shed 4,000 patents, end lawsuits in $900M deal

Rockstar Consortium —the patent holding firm created by Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony to purchase thousands of foundational telecom patents from now-defunct Nortel — looks set to wind down operations after the partners agreed to sell much of Rockstar's patent portfolio to IP risk mitigation company RPX.

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Rumor: Apple considering return to 4-inch form factor in 2015 with 'iPhone 6s mini'

Rumor: Apple considering return to 4-inch form factor in 2015 with 'iPhone 6s mini'

Though Apple moved on from the 4-inch screen size this year with the launch of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the company may return to that form factor next year with a new low-end handset, a new report claims.

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Apple's Tim Cook named CEO of the year by CNN

Apple's Tim Cook named CEO of the year by CNN

For successfully navigating what it called "arguably the toughest CEO job in America," CNN on Tuesday named Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook its 2014 CEO of the year.

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FeatureExclusive Apple Campus 2 December 2014 aerial tour shows progress on 'spaceship' building, theater, more

Exclusive Apple Campus 2 December 2014 aerial tour shows progress on 'spaceship' building, theater, more

The latest video of Apple's Campus 2 mega-project shows major progress on both the "spaceship" ring and parking garage, with over a dozen massive cranes now at work on the site. A previous prototype segment has also been removed.

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Deepest Discount Ever: $700 off Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 750M)

Deepest Discount Ever: $700 off Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 750M)

Even with the holiday shopping season nearing its final stretch, Apple Authorized Resellers continue to introduce significant savings on some of the company's most popular products, such as a new offer that marks down a 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 750M) by a record $700.