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Apple's Thanksgiving ads focus on Photo Stream, iPhone 5 noise cancellation

A pair of commercials featuring the iPhone 5 was posted to Apple's YouTube channel on Tuesday, with one focusing on the upcoming U.S. Thanksgiving holiday while another showcased the handset's noise-canceling rear microphone.


Rumor: Apple to introduce next-gen iPhone, iPad in mid-2013

A new report from DigiTimes claims that Apple's supply chain expects the company to introduce its next-generation iPhone and iPad "around the middle of 2013."


Apple to seed beta version of OS X 10.8.3 after Thanksgiving weekend

In a note to developers on Friday, Apple revealed that it will be seeding one of the first beta builds of OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion sometime after Nov. 26.


Apple reinstates 'start page' after long absence

The default start page Safari directs users to upon opening appears to have gone live recently after having been absent from the company's servers for months.


Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 and 2011 updated with security fixes, improvements

Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out updates for the 2008 and 2011 versions of Office for Mac, bringing a security patch that protects against malware as well as improvements to Outlook.


Online Apple Store, iOS Apple Store app get decorated for the holidays

Apple on Tuesday updated its online storefront and iOS Apple Store app with festive colors, special holiday-themed product descriptions and the company's yearly gift guide to help customers find that perfect gift.


Want an iPad mini now? MacMall has had full stock since last Monday

Readers without ready access to an Apple retail store can skip the two week wait times for an iPad mini from Apple's online store by placing their order with AppleInsider sponsor MacMall. The Apple authorized reseller tells us it has long had full stock of all new iPad mini and iPad 4 Wi-Fi models, which it's ready to ship out immediately with free shipping.


New iPad mini ads feature iPhoto and iBooks

Apple has released two new commercials for the iPad mini, both of which try to drive home the point that the small 7.9-inch tablet is just as capable as a full-size iPad by showing the devices running the iPhoto and iBooks apps side-by-side.


iTunes Connect winter closure scheduled for Dec. 21-28

In an email to developers on Thursday, Apple confirmed that its developer portal iTunes Connect will be shutting down for the winter holidays from Dec. 21 to Dec. 28.


Apple adds featured apps section to all App Store categories

In a change to the iOS App Store's user interface, Apple on Friday added featured apps to all categories, bringing selected software to the fore while making in-store navigation more accessible for users.


Apple issues MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0

Apple on Thursday supplied an update for all Mac notebooks introduced in June 2012 in the form of "MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0."


Apple alerting users of reserved e-mail addresses

Apple has begun sending out e-mails to existing and e-mail users to notify them that an account has been reserved with their established username.


Apple updates drivers, adds support for Lexmark and Canon printers

Less than a month after it released drivers for Lexmark and Canon printers and all-in-ones, Apple on Tuesday rolled out two incremental updates for both, bringing OS X Mountain Lion compatibility and support for new products.


Microsoft SmartGlass hits iOS as Xbox LIVE app update

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out an update to its existing Xbox iOS app, morphing the title into a form identical to the company's SmartGlass Android and Windows Phone app by bringing a number of functionality and UI improvements to the console-controlling software.


AppleInsider's newly redesigned mobile forums now live

AppleInsider and Huddler have been hard at work updating the mobile forums for our readers, and we are pleased to announce that as of Friday the new redesign is live.


Amazon Game Studios publishes 'Air Patriots' for Apple's iOS

Internet retail giant Amazon on Thursday released its first ever in-house mobile game, Air Patriots, for iOS and Android, as well as a unique Kindle Fire edition.


Apple posts official iPhone 5 launch day video to website

Apple quietly added a compilation video of iPhone 5 launch day events from across the globe to its dedicated iPhone webpage last week, with the short two-minute long film chronicling the handset's nine-country debut.


Apple releases 'Colors' ad for 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

Apple on Wednesday posted a commercial for the recently-announced 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display to the company's YouTube page, with the ad highlighting the laptop's power and accessibility.


Apple issues Xcode 4.5.2 developer preview, updates to Logic and photo apps

Apple on Wednesday released a number of software updates, including a pre-release version Xcode, new versions of Logic Pro and Logic Express, and digital camera compatibility additions for the company's photo editing apps.