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Apple names Steve Dowling as Vice President of Communications

In an update to its executive profiles page today, Apple has named Steve Dowling as its new Vice President of Communications.

Dowling was previously a broadcast journalist at CNBC before joining Apple in 2003 where he would come to led the company's corporate communications team for ten years.

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Boost Mobile's new prepaid plan connects Miami customers with Cuba for $50 per month

Boost Mobile today announced a new prepaid plan for customers in Miami making calls to Cuba.

For $50 per month, Cuba Monthly Connect plan from Boost Mobile gives customers unlimited texts and 15 minutes of talk time to Cuba at 33 cents per minute. After the first 15 minutes of talk time to Cuba, the rate bumps up to the standard 99 cents per minute.

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CarPlay hits the road in five new countries

Apple has updated its iOS 8 feature page today to note that CarPlay is now available to use in Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, and Sweden—bringing the total number of supported countries to 25.

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Kickstarter project 'Glide' brings drag-and-drop development to iOS apps

If you've been kicking around an idea for killer iOS app, but you lack the coding skills necessary to build it, you may want to check out a new Kickstarter campaign for a service called "Glide."

Glide is a cloud-based service that works by taking pictures, text, and videos that you upload and building them out into an app.

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JJ Abrams wore an Apple Watch to the Star Wars Celebration kickoff

The new Star Wars Episode VII trailer is out today. And hey, JJ Abrams introduced it while wearing an Apple Watch!

Yes, iMore — we're using JJ Abrams's choice of Apple fashion accessory to shamelessly embed the latest trailer for Star Wars Episode VII. We're not sorry.

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Here's what the Apple Watch Edition try-on process looks like

Trying on the Edition is like trying on any other Apple Watch — just with $17,000 more rose gold.

Though we at iMore haven't yet been feeling fancy enough to go try on an Apple Watch Edition, Leah Yamhshon and Caitlin McGarry at Macworld each visited an Apple flagship store for an appointment, then chatted about their experiences.

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L.A. school district seeking refund from Apple over failed iPad program

The Los Angeles Unified School District is asking Apple to refund millions of dollars that the district spent on the now-defunct program that would have given iPads to students all around the district.

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John Siracusa concludes his reign of epic OS X reviews

After 15 years and 11 Mac OS X reviews, Hypercritical author and Accidental Tech Podcast anchor John Siracusa has announced an end to his epic operating system coverage on Ars Technica.

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Apple will help preserve over 36,000 acres of forest in Maine and North Carolina

Apple will partner with the Conservation Fund to help preserve over 36,000 acres of forestland located in Maine and North Carolina.

The agreement will specifically target 32,400 acres of the Reed Forest in Aroostook County, Maine, along with 3,600 acres of forest in Brunswick County, North Carolina.

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Tim Cook named one of TIME's 100 most influential people

Tim Cook has been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People

In TIME's entry on Cook, written by Congressman John Lewis, Apple's CEO is praised not only for his ability to keep the company profitable, but doing so while looking at the larger picture of the world in which the company exists.

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