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Tuesday Highlights: Apple allowed Steven Levy behind the scenes as the new iMacs (released today) were developed, a fascinating must-read; Jonny Evans' latest article analyzes how "Apple is a company with one foot in the past, another in the future"; is there a pattern to Apple's self-censoring in China?; Apple Pay at Starbucks is going to bring immense benefits to Apple; Glenn Fleishman uncovers something most of us didn't know, that you can get a prorated AppleCare refund; Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at ZDNet warns those who haven't yet upgraded to El Capitan, to think about holding off while Apple irons out "bugs, bugs, and more bugs"; Don Reisinger agrees with Tim Cook and explains "why merging iOS, OS X is a bad idea"; in the land down under, App Store prices are rising; Steve Wozniak reveals he was asked to return to Apple by Steve Jobs back in 2011; in the ad blocking battle, Bild (a German site) recognizes their use and instead of providing you content, reroutes you to a subscription page; Apple upgrades all iMacs to Retina Displays, also releases new Magic-branded keyboards, touch pad, mouse—more in our Hardware/Software section, and we've posted reviews of the products from Macworld, Ars Technica, Engadget, and many others in our Reviews section.
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"Retina iPad Mini later, new Nexus 7 sooner: DisplaySearch: Small tablets are moving to very-high-resolution displays, like larger 10-inch class tablets have done in the last year or so." CNET News 3/15
"Heads up Apple, here comes Samsung's 8-core chip: Samsung is set to begin manufacturing its eight-core phone and tablet processor in the second quarter. That's a problem for Apple because Apple is both competing with Samsung and getting its A6 from the South Korean company." CNET News 3/15
"Apple's 'budget' iPhone expected to have same 4-inch display as iPhone 5" AppleInsider 3/15
"Apple's Low-Cost iPhone Reportedly Getting The Same 4-Inch Display As iPhone 5, 'Super-Thin' Plastic Case" TechCrunch 3/15
"Rumor: New Low Cost iPhone To Have 4 Inch Display" AppleBitch 3/15
"UL warns of counterfeit Apple USB power adapters" CNET News 3/15
"iPad May Run Away From Home a Lot Longer: Apple's newly awarded patent for wireless charging technology suggests the company may be developing a product that would dramatically reduce the iPad's dependence on having an electrical outlet nearby. That may be a boon for frequent flyers, but it may not excite those who use their iPads on a couch, or in bed, or in some other cozy at-home setting where recharging isn't an issue." MacNewsWorld 3/15
"Bio Crisis For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16
"BattleFriends at Sea PREMIUM For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16
"Bouncy Penguin HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16
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