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Apple Maps Connect expands to Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland

Apple's Maps Connect service for small businesses has expanded to Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland.

Maps Connect allows small business owners to edit data about their business for Apple Maps, such as address and hours of operation.

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Some users experiencing issues using Gmail over IMAP, Google working to fix

A large set of Gmail users are experiencing a service disruption when using the service with an IMAP mail client.

Google is aware of the problem and is working on a fix. The issues seem to only be affecting those using Gmail with an IMAP mail client, and results in error messages and other problems.

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Steve Jobs biopic shoots scenes for recreation of original iMac launch

The upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender has been filming scenes recreating the unveiling of the first iMac.

Steve Jobs revealed the first iMac on May 6, 1998 while still the interim CEO of Apple.

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Apple expands trade-in program to include select Android devices

Apple will begin accepting Android devices as part of their in-store trade-in program, which encourages users to leave their current smartphone for an iPhone.

Previously Apple only allowed customers to trade-in their old iPhone towards a new one, but starting today they will begin accepting Android devices as well.

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Foxconn profits rise thanks to popularity of iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Foxconn had a successful year, with a net profit increase of 22% over 2013, its highest earnings growth in five years, in part due to the popularity of Apple's new iPhones.

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T-Mobile uses 'real-time customer experience' for its new coverage map

T-Mobile has launched a revamped version of its coverage map that is based on what it calls "real-time customer experience" to offer a more accurate look at its footprint in the US.

T-Mobile says the map on its website is based on "200 million actual customer usage data points every day" rather than just best estimates of its coverage.

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Tim Cook: 'Religious Freedom' laws are pro-discrimination

Tim Cook has taken a public stand against legislation like Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Cook penned an editorial that appeared on the Washington Post Web site in which he called such legislation "something very dangerous" happening in states across the country.

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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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