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Monday Highlights: Apple scoring big revenue of $57.60 per visitor to their Apple Stores according to data compiled by Horace Dediu at asymco; social gaming is being revolutionized by the iPad writes Cara Ellison at The Guardian; time for a corporate tax overhaul says Tim Cook in his run-up to appear before the US Senate, reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; finally, Apple devices now approved for use across the US Defense Departments; Vrypan has migrated away from iPhoto, Dropbox being the alternative; David Allison advises you to enable TRIM if you have upgraded your Mac to an SSD; confused over the Mac App Store? Chris Breen to the rescue; and here's a how-to for syncing Android phone to Mac; Mactuts+ shows method for you to move your home folder to a separate drive or volume; and Gary Rosen explains how you can sync Google calendars with iOS, Mac; Sony Music the sole source holding up Apple's iRadio streaming service, dispute over song-skipping; comparing sales: 5 million iPhone 5 units sold in first 3 days, Samsung approaching 10 million Galaxy S4 sales...in first month; CNBC report suggests big trouble in--big China for Apple as local phone favorite Xiaomi gains steam; US AirForce said to save $50 million over ten years thanks to iPad; Apple Store in Dallas, TX robbed, couple grand worth of iPhones taken; Samsung releasing a 13" notebook with a staggering 3200x1800 resolution display; buckle up, iWatch rumors are heating up, the latest being the testing of a 1.5" OLED display, reports in our Hardware/Software section; and word from Taiwanese sources says iPad 5 production to begin soon, tablet will be 33% lighter than current gen; MacBook Air inventory drying up say those in the know, new model seen arriving at WWDC this June; take a trip down memory lane back to when Steve Jobs answered why there are no "Intel Inside" stickers on Macs; Serial+ is an app that helps you manage your hardware/software serial numbers, warranties; recent Google actions, I/O conference, seem to be taunting Apple to "catch us if you can" according to Thomas Claburn; delays and more delays seem to be the story of Apple lately, Jonny Evans opines; Bryan Wolfe at App Advice says all signs point to a fall launch for new iDevices.
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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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