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New flash storage tech promises tenfold capacity increase

A new breakthrough promises much better solid state disk (SSD) storage capacity. Could future a MacBook sport multiple terabytes of storage?

Both Intel and Micron have announced the development of 3D NAND, a new form of computer storage that promises dramatically increased density compared to the flash storage found in today's Macs.

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Future Shop in Canada to end, some locations to rebrand under Best Buy

Future Shop parent Best Buy is consolidating, with some stores closing, other rebranding.

Best Buy outlined its plans in a statement released today, saying it had conducted a review of its Canadian operations before making these changes. Roughly half the locations will survive the cuts.

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ifo Apple Store shuts down after 14 years

Back in 2001, Apple's retail store initiative was new, and one web site tracked every move the company made.

Now that web site is winding down. A hearty farewell to Gary Allen, who for almost the last decade and a half has reported on Apple's retail store machinations on his ifo Apple Store blog.

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Snag the CarPlay compatible Pioneer AVH-4100NEX for just $570 from Amazon

Amazon currently has a pretty good deal going on the recently-released CarPlay-sporting Pioneer AVH-4100NEX — dropping the price of the unit to just $569.95.

While the unit carries an MSRP of $700, Amazon's deal marks it down from its previous list price of $849.99. While it's still a tad expensive, the discount makes it a bit easier to get some CarPlay into your vehicle.

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Tim Cook speaks out against controversial bills in Indiana, Arkansas

Tim Cook isn't just Apple's CEO, he's increasingly the company's and the industry's voice for inclusivity and equality.

As such, it should come as no surprise that Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to speak out on the potentially discriminatory new legislation being proposed and passed in Arkansa and Indiana.

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Pebble Time crosses $20 million in Kickstarter funding with just under 24 hours to go

There's no doubt that the Pebble Time's Kickstarter campaign has been a massive success — and now the device has crossed the $20 million funding mark with just under 24 hours left to go.

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Tim Cook speaks about following Steve Jobs in new profile

Tim Cook talks about his time at the helm of Apple and following Steve Jobs in a new interview.

Cook says that he has learned a lot from his time as CEO, a position that he's occupied full-time since August 2011.

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Microsoft rolling out beta invites for Skype on the web

Microsoft is providing yet another way to keep in contact with friends and family by releasing invites for the "Skype for Web" beta.

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Beatport's new app will drop the ultimate bass on your iPhone and iPad

Beatport will dock at the Apple harbour by launching a new app for those who enjoy dance music. The online music resource recently launched a new free streaming service, which these new apps will compliment. It plans to become the number one destination for not only music fans, but also DJs looking to stock up on tracks.

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Reported acquisition of big data analytics firm Acunu highlights Apple's push to improve cloud services

Apple reportedly acquired U.K.-based big data analytics firm Acunu back in 2013, with the company's tools said to bolster back-end data infrastructure for services such as iCloud.

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