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AppleInsider 2.0 for iPhone and iPad now available as free downloads from Apple's App Store
AppleInsider today is pleased to announce the release of a major update to its universal iOS application on the App Store, delivering a fresh new look, unified subscription features across the iPhone and iPad, favorites, advance font preferences, offline reading, Instapaper support and more.

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AppleInsider 2.0 for iPhone and iPad now available as free downloads from Apple's App Store

AppleInsider 2.0 for iPhone and iPad now available as free downloads from Apple's App Store
AppleInsider today is pleased to announce the release of a major update to its universal iOS application on the App Store, delivering a fresh new look, unified subscription features across the iPhone and iPad, favorites, advance font preferences, offline reading, Instapaper support and more.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Adobe Lightroom plug-in eases transition from Aperture, streamlines photo library imports

Adobe Lightroom plug-in eases transition from Aperture, streamlines photo library imports
Seemingly timed to coincide with the launch of OS X Yosemite, Adobe on Thursday announced availability of a Lightroom plug-in that streamlines the process of importing Aperture photo libraries.

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Apple updates iLife suite for Mac with app redesigns, OS X Yosemite support

Apple updates iLife suite for Mac with app redesigns, OS X Yosemite support
Apple on Thursday released updated versions of iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand for Mac, bringing refreshed designs, new features and support for the newly released OS X Yosemite operating system.

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Apple's iPad Air 2 eschews physical orientation lock switch in favor of software control

Apple's iPad Air 2 eschews physical orientation lock switch in favor of software control
A lot of attention has been paid to the iPad Air 2's slimmed-down design, but one of the most striking changes — the removal of the orientation lock/mute switch — is a significant evolution in Apple's design philosophy.

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GT Advanced to axe more than 700 jobs at Arizona sapphire plant

GT Advanced to axe more than 700 jobs at Arizona sapphire plant
Embattled sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies on Thursday announced it will be eliminating more than 700 jobs at its plant in Mesa, Arizona, with the mass layoffs scheduled for completion by Dec. 15.

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Apple discontinues Mac mini server, limits storage options with latest hardware refresh

Apple discontinues Mac mini server, limits storage options with latest hardware refresh
With Thursday's Mac mini refresh, the addition of new processors and a lower cost of entry seemingly comes at a price, as Apple no longer offers storage expansion options beyond 1TB and has axed the server model altogether.

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Revamped iWork apps for Mac, iOS roll out with Handoff and iCloud Drive support

Revamped iWork apps for Mac, iOS roll out with Handoff and iCloud Drive support
Continuing the stream of software updates launched on Thursday tied to the launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple released redesigned iWork for Mac and iOS suites with built-in support for iOS Continuity features and iCloud Drive.

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Apple releases iTunes 12.0.1 designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Apple releases iTunes 12.0.1 designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Shortly after releasing the final public version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple on Thursday pushed out iTunes 12.0.1 with various design and performance enhancements in line with the company's new Mac operating system.

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Apple posts iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and 'Evolution of Retina' promo videos online

Apple posts iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and 'Evolution of Retina' promo videos online
Following Thursday's big reveal, Apple posted a trio of promotional videos taken from the product launch event to its YouTube page, touting the new iPad Air 2 and iMac with 5K Retina display.

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Apple's OS X Yosemite now available for free download with Continuity features, iTunes 12, more

Apple's OS X Yosemite now available for free download with Continuity features, iTunes 12, more
As promised, Apple's next-generation OS X Yosemite Mac operating system is now available for download through the Mac App Store, bringing with it a host of enhancements like iOS Continuity, a redesigned UI, iTunes 12 and more.

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ExclusiveFirst look: Hands-on with Apple's new iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3

The iPad Air and iPad mini have both been outfitted by Apple with Touch ID fingerprint sensors, but it's clear that Apple is positioning its flagship iPad Air 2 as the tablet to beat, boasting a beefed-up A8X CPU, improved camera, thinner design, and anti-reflective laminated display.

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Apple's iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and OS X Yosemite event now available for streaming

Apple's iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and OS X Yosemite event now available for streaming
Apple has posted to its website an on-demand version of Thursday's special event that saw the introduction of new iPads, a Retina display iMac, revamped Mac mini and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

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Apple adds Office Depot, others to growing list of retailers who've pledged support for ApplePay

Apple adds Office Depot, others to growing list of retailers who've pledged support for ApplePay
With Apple's announcement that its NFC-based Apple Pay service will launch in the U.S. on Monday, Oct. 20, AppleInsider has rounded up a list of establishments at which consumers will be able to test out the new mobile payment platform.

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ExclusiveFirst look: Eyes-on with the new iMac's super-resolution 5K Retina display

First look: Eyes-on with the new iMac's super-resolution 5K Retina display
Apple's all-in-one desktop received a major upgrade on Thursday with the unveiling of the new iMac, featuring an ultra-high-resolution 5K Retina display that will be a major selling point for professional users working with high-resolution images.

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Apple unveils new multi-carrier 'Apple SIM' bundled with new iPads

Apple unveils new multi-carrier 'Apple SIM' bundled with new iPads
The next-generation iPad Air will ship with a multitude of new features — like the A8X chip, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and a fully-laminated display — but there is one addition that the company did not reveal on stage: a preinstalled "Apple SIM" that will be recognized by wireless providers around the world.

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Apple's Mac mini receives long-awaited update with 4th-gen Intel CPUs, price cut to $499

Apple's Mac mini receives long-awaited update with 4th-gen Intel CPUs, price cut to $499
Apple's tiny, affordable Mac mini desktop received a hardware refresh and an accompanying price cut on Thursday, featuring 4th-generation Intel Core processors and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, starting at $499.

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Apple announces 27-inch iMac with Retina display, 5,120-by-2,880 pixel resolution

Apple announces 27-inch iMac with Retina display, 5,120-by-2,880 pixel resolution
Apple on Thursday revealed the "next step" in Retina display technology by packing what it calls the "world's highest resolution display" into its popular all-in-one desktop.

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Apple announces iPad mini 3 with Touch ID for $399, keeps first-gen iPad mini for $249

Apple announces iPad mini 3 with Touch ID for $399, keeps first-gen iPad mini for $249
Apple's diminutive iPad will also receive an update this week, the company announced Thursday, in the form of the iPad mini 3, which features a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and new gold color option starting at $399.

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Breaking
Apple announces 6.1mm-thin iPad Air 2 with Touch ID, anti-reflective coating, new gold color option

Apple announces 6.1mm-thin iPad Air 2 with Touch ID, anti-reflective coating, new gold color option
Apple's next-generation tablet became official on Thursday with the introduction of the iPad Air 2, featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, new anti-reflective screen coating, and the speedy new A8X chip

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Breaking
OS X Yosemite & new iWork available for free on the Mac App Store today

OS X Yosemite & new iWork available for free on the Mac App Store today
Apple's free next-generation Mac operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, will hit the Mac App Store today, packing in an all-new design, Continuity and Handoff with iOS 8. In addition, a redesigned iWork suite is also set to launch as a free download.

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Apple says WatchKit SDK will let developers begin writing Watch apps in November

Apple says WatchKit SDK will let developers begin writing Watch apps in November
In preparation of the upcoming Apple Watch launch, Apple on Thursday announced a new software developers kit called WatchKit for creating apps tailored for the company's highly anticipated wearable device.

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Apple says iPhone 6 owners can start using ApplePay with release of iOS 8.1 on Monday, Oct. 20

Apple says iPhone 6 owners can start using ApplePay with release of iOS 8.1 on Monday, Oct. 20
The NFC-based e-wallet functionality hidden inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be unlocked starting next Monday, Oct. 20, when the service is set to launch in the U.S.

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Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus off to best start in iPhone history

Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus off to best start in iPhone history
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are off to a record start, having sold more units in the first month than any other iPhones in Apple's history.

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ExclusiveTwo ways to get a $20 cash trade-in bonus on your old iPads (including iPad 2)

Two ways to get a $20 cash trade-in bonus on your old iPads (including iPad 2)
Ahead of Apple's iPad media event on Thursday afternoon, AppleInsider has teamed up with the industry's two leading electronics trade-in & buyback services to offer readers an exclusive $20 cash bonus on the sale of their old iPad when they lock in a price quote today. The services are currently paying up to $405 for old iPads before the bonus.

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CBS All Access offers on-demand & live streaming content for $5.99 per month

CBS All Access offers on-demand & live streaming content for $5.99 per month
CBS, the largest broadcast network in the U.S., announced on Thursday that it has joined in the "over-the-top" trend by offering a subscription service that will give viewers access to current and legacy content, as well as live streaming of local CBS stations in 14 major markets.

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iPhone 6 Plus accounts for one-quarter of new iPhone sales, expected to boost Apple's margins

iPhone 6 Plus accounts for one-quarter of new iPhone sales, expected to boost Apple's margins
A pair of new surveys released this week both affirm that the new 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has achieved about 25 percent of Apple's total iPhone sales, a trend that market watchers think will be a boon for the company's bottom line.

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'Apple Events' channel for Apple TV goes live ahead of iPad event

'Apple Events' channel for Apple TV goes live ahead of iPad event
In preparation of its special media event on Thursday, Apple has activated the "Apple Events" Apple TV channel that will carry a live stream of today's proceedings, expected to include the debut of new hardware and software.

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Live from Apple's 'It's been way too long iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 & Retina iMac event

Live from Apple's 'It's been way too long iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 & Retina iMac event
Join us as we join Apple in Cupertino this Thursday, October 16th, for the anticipated launch of the iPad 2, iPad mini 3 with Retina display, Mac OS X "Yosemite" & ApplePay

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014