iPod touch prices down as Apple refreshes 16GB model

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While all the Apple talk seems to be focused on the rumoured big screened iPhone 6, there was good news out today for many iPod touch fans as Apple introduced slight changes to the iPod touch lineup. This is a good thing, as the iPod touch in essence gives you a number of features of the iPhone, like the ability to use apps, but without the phone.

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Apple rolls out new budget 21.5-inch iMac

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21.5-inch iMac (left) 27-inch iMac (right)

Much to everyone’s surprise, there were no new hardware announcements at WWDC 2014 earlier this month, despite the rumour mill being flooded with them. Now today, two weeks later, although this one was probably already in the works, Apple unveils a new entry-level budget 21.5 inch iMac.

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Apple WWDC Keynote highlight recap

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Another Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) keynote has come and gone. While most of the rumour mills were shut down (i.e. there were absolutely no new hardware announcements), there was certainly enough fuel coming out of the Mac OS and the Apple iOS updates to fill up the two-hour live stream and then some.

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Watch Apple WWDC 14 keynote streamed live

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This coming Monday, June 2nd, will mark the start of yet another Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference). Like previous years it kicks off with an opening keynote and, as per usual, no prior information is revealed.  All we know is that it’s being billed as an Apple Special Event “with exciting announcements” and it will be streamed live starting at 10AM PDT (1PM EDT).

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Apple beefs up MacBook Air processors and battery life

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The MacBook Air still looks the same but under the hood they now have a little more zip, being updated with the latest power efficient fourth generation Intel Core processors.

All MacBook Air models now come standard with the fourth generation dual-core 1.4Ghz Intel Core i5 processors with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 2.7GHz and Intel Graphics HD 5000 video. They still feature 802.11ac Wi-Fi as well as either 128GB or 256GB of flash storage. iLife and iWork are still included.

For even more power, the configure-to-order options can give you an even faster 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, up to 8GB of memory and up to 512GB of solid state flash storage.

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Apple CarPlay for the vehicle you already have

PioneerCar PlayWere you excited about Apple’s CarPlay that brings Siri’s voice control and other iPhone 5 functionality to your car, but saddened by the fact that it’s only available on new cars? If a brand new car is not in the cards in 2014, you might still be able to get Apple CarPlay in the vehicle you currently own as Pioneer Electronics will introduce a firmware update to their five 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receiver systems later this year.

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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 kicks off June 2

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Apple’s has once again announced their highly anticipated annual  Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. This year it will run June 2-6 and will be held at San Francisco’s Moscone West. It’s an annual five-day pilgrimage for developers to help them learn about the future of iOS and OS X and give them the latest tools and technologies to create apps and more, which each year is oversubscribed in a heartbeat.

You can’t just buy tickets; you need to apply for them. Entries are drawn from a random selection, which starts now through Monday, April 7 at 10:00pm PDT, and you’ll know at the latest by 5:00pm PDT (8pm EDT) April 7th.

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iPad 4 given a new lease on life

Greg-Gazin-Senior-EditorEDMONTON, AB, Mar 18, 2014/ Troy Media/ – When Apple introduced the iPad Air in November 2013 it discontinued the fourth generation iPad but retained the iPad 2 which was originally introduced three years earlier as their entry level full sized tablet. Well it seems that the iPad 4 or appropriately called iPad with Retina display has been given a new lease on life as the iPad 2 is put out to pasture.

While not as sleek, light and powerful as the new iPad Air, the iPad with Retina display is still a decent and reasonably current product, especially now that it is priced the same as the affordable iPad 2 it replaces.  READ FULL STORY at TROY MEDIA

CanoeTech: Hello EarPods it’s time for SPRNG

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Do you love your Apple EarPods, but get annoyed when they pop out of your ear -usually at the most inopportune time? I’m sure that Apple tried to make them so they fit most ears, but not all ears are made the same, even on the same head. The good news is that someone had the ingenuity to design a pair of snap on clips, that when attached to your Apple EarPods, create a nice comfortable and solid custom fit.

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Steve Jobs to be immortalized on 2015 U.S. stamp

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Photo by Greg Gazin; Stamp Template by PictureItPostage, real U.S. postage created by Endicia

But will the design guru behind the iMac, iPhone and iPad be consulted in the design process of the “iStamp”?

EDMONTON, AB, Feb 22, 2014/ Troy Media/ – If you head to a United Stated Postal Service (USPS) outlet some time next year, you should be able to pick up a commemorative postage stamp featuring the late former CEO and co-founder of Apple Computer Steve Jobs.

Jobs’ name was included amongst a list in a document of approved subjects for future stamps posted on-line by The Washington Post in January and issued by the U.S. Postmaster General Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee.

The list covers the years 2014 to 2016. Some of the stamps are designated as approved for Reprint, Rate Change or as Collectible stamps. Jobs is listed under “collectibles” for 2015.

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