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    Published on 10th March 2015 by
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    Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage this morning to reveal further details on the Apple Watch, including shipping dates and pricing, a new MacBook and ResearchKit, to a packed house at the Yerba Buena Centre in San Francisco.

    Cook began the launch event with the Apple TV, dropping the price in the US from US$99 to $69. However, it seems the price drop hasn’t reached Australia with the Apple TV remaining at $109.

    That wasn’t the only news for the Apple TV; Cook also announced an exclusive deal with HBO for a new streaming service called HBO Now. Whether the service comes to Australia is yet to be announced.

    Apple also had a series of numbers to share. Cook says the company has sold its 700 millionth iPhone, ...
    Published on 17th October 2014 by
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    Apple has unveiled the 27in iMac with Retina display, a new Mac mini, the second-generation iPad Air and the iPad mini 3 at its Cupertino campus this morning. Plus it announced OS X Yosemite is ready to go today.

    iMac with Retina 5K display

    Apple showed off the latest in its desktop range with the iMac with Retina display. The new 27in Mac has an incredible 5K display, the highest resolution display in the world, packing in 14.7 million pixels at 5120 x 2880.

    “Thirty years after the first Mac changed the world, the new iMac with Retina 5K display running OS X Yosemite is the most insanely great Mac we have ever made,” said Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing ...
    Published on 10th September 2014 by
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    Apple took to the stage this morning to unveil two much anticipated, new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, a new payment system called Apple Pay and the Apple Watch range.

    iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller introduced the new, thinner iPhone lineup. The phones feature Retina HD displays, curved bezels, a new A8 chip and stainless steel Apple logos.

    The last two iPhone models have featured a 4in display but, as expected, the iPhone 6 model has a larger 1334 x 750, 4.7in display, with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch, while the iPhone 6 Plus comes with a 1920 x 1080, 5.5in display with a pixel density of 401ppi.

    According to Schiller, the iPhone 6 has over one million pixels packed into its display, while the iPhone ...
    Published on 15th May 2014 by
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    Firstly, we wanted to thank everyone who has taken the time to post recently about suggestions for MacTalk. While some of it has been hard to hear, it’s been a necessary process where we get to read the good and bad. It’s also been really heartening to see all the people who want to contribute and add to what is a really passionate community.

    MacTalk is really is an amazing resource, which has helped ...
    Published on 9th May 2014 by
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    Happy Friday MacTalkers!

    So, it has been a busy week on MacTalk. We have started to get a merry band of members together to begin populating this Front Page with great content. We always looking for more people to get involved, so if you want to stick your hand up, say so in the comments below.

    Onto the news:

    Apple’s new beat
    Apple is looking to expand its iTunes Radio service by the looks of it, with speculation overnight about a possible acquisition of Beats ...
    Published on 8th May 2014 by
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    Slightly lower sales of iPads may have been the one negative about Apple’s recent 2nd quarter earnings call, but the tablet is still getting plenty of love elsewhere. Global market research company JD Power has just released its 2014 Tablet Satisfaction Survey and, for the third consecutive time, the iPad comes out on top with a total score of 830 out of 850, which translates to five out of five. The iPad was the only ...
    Published on 8th May 2014 by
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    Throwing some fuel onto the suggestion that the next iPads – dubbed iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 – will gain Touch ID technology is a report from the component website cecb2b.com. The technology debuted on the iPhone 5s last year and was expected by some analysts to feature on the original iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, which ...
    Published on 8th May 2014 by
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    What is happening in the Apple world at the moment? Apple’s public relations VP is retiring; the iPad is still highest ranked tablet for consumer satisfaction and the iPhone 6 is heading our way in September.

    Foxconn iPhone 6 or Pegatron iPhone 6?
    Apple supplier Pegatron has received word from Apple to produce 15 percent of the 4.7in iPhone 6 orders ahead of a September launch according to Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times.

    The company produced a sizeable ...
    Published on 7th May 2014 by
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    Samsung is unhappy with the decision by a Californian jury to award Apple US$119 million in damages; Apple’s latest retail chief receives US$68 million in Apple shares and Google announces a Maps update.

    Challenging the decision
    The decision to grant Apple’s US$119 million in damages has been appealed by Samsung. The Korean giant will ask Judge Lucy Koh to strike the damages, according to Bloomberg, claiming the jury verdict was “unsupported by evidence”. ...
    Published on 6th May 2014 by
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    This morning the news covers Apple’s health platform rumours, the company’s stock price and email encryption issues. Let’s begin with the issues in iOS 7.1.1.

    Encrypted, it is not
    The most recent of iOS releases, including the latest iOS 7.1.1 update feature a bug that does not properly encrypt emails saved on an iOS device. Apple is aware of the flaw after security researcher Andreas Kurtz alerted the Cupertino giant of the issue last month, but is yet to release a fix.
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