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Thursday Highlights: Apple is trimming 200 jobs at Beats following acquisition; subliminal message to Pandora, in the restructure, could be "marketshare is good, but profits are better", more on the subject in our Apple/Macintosh section; does word that "tablet sales are 'crashing'" — at least according to Best Buy's CEO — portend doom for the iPad?; here's a thought about no sapphire for iPhone 6, might Apple be saving it for the iPhone 6S?; Lisa Jackson, Apple SVP of Environmental Initiatives, acknowledges company must do more to encourage use of renewable energy in their suppliers, partners; continuing their reviews of Adobe flagship products, Macworld today covers InDesign CC 2014; Shazam is out for Mac, here's a first look at the music recognition app; Tuts+ has a walkthrough to prepare your Mac for Yosemite; tired of Safari notifications when you visit web sites? Kirk McElhearn shows how to turn off the feature; Dan Rayburn reports that Apple's own Content Delivery Network is now live at a cost of $100 million, though relationships with Akamai, Level 3 are still ongoing; Market Realist on why Apple chose to partner with IBM; feature at Wired explores USB security, and why it "is fundamentally broken"; MacRumors reporting Tuesday, 14 October as iPhone 6 launch day, "part of 'incredibly busy' month"; here are 5 tips to better the battery life of your MacBook; IDC stats on computer sales estimates being called out; Samsung now struggling, and Christian Zibreg says it proves "Apple knows exactly what it's doing with its iPhone business"; HotHardware reviews Nvidia's new Shield tablet for gaming.
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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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