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iCloud.com Photos section gets email sharing, image zoom features

The Photos section of the iCloud website has nabbed a couple of new features today. Users now enjoy new email sharing options, as well as a manual zoom slider.

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Apple's Maps Connect tool for small businesses expands to more countries

Apple has expanded its Maps Connect web tool beyond the United States. The tool, which helps small business manage their listing on Apple Maps, is now available in the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

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Tweetbot for Mac returns to the Mac App Store

Yesterday Tweetbot for Mac experienced authentication issues with Twitter and was temporarily pulled from the Mac App Store until those issues could be resolved. Well, they've been resolved and Tweetbot is now back for the Mac. It might take a while to propagate through the servers, but if you haven't grabbed it already, you'll soon be able to do so through the usual link.

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Apple Pay coming to PGA Tour courtesy of MasterCard

MasterCard has announced that they will be bringing Apple Pay to the PGA Tour. Golf fans will be able to use Apple's contactless payment feature later this week during the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Phoenix Open will be the first PGA Tour stop to accept Apple Pay, and customers using it with their MasterCards will be eligible for MasterCard's Priceless Surprise rewards

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Original version of TestFlight app testing service shutting down in February

TestFlight has announced that the original, web-based version of their app testing service will close in February. Developers are receiving emails from the service, encouraging them to switch over to Apple's new version of TestFlight. Apple purchased Burstly, the company behind the testing service, almost a year ago, and the new version of TestFlight is now the official method for testing apps on iOS 8.

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200 of Apple's US retail employees may be relocating to China

A new report claims Apple's retail store head Angela Ahrendts is trying to get some of her US employees to move to China. It adds that about 200 US Apple retail workers have indicated they will indeed relocate to that part of the world in an effort to beef up Apple's stores in China.

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Apple foiled Motorola's plans of including a fingerprint sensor in the Nexus 6

Motorola's Nexus 6 was originally scheduled to feature a fingerprint sensor where the dimple is located at the back, but the idea was ultimately foiled by Apple. Motorola was working on fingerprint recognition with a company called AuthenTec, with devices from as far back as 2011 featuring the technology. However, Apple acquired AuthenTec in 2012 for $356 million to use the technology in the Touch ID sensor, which meant that Motorola had to look elsewhere.

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AT&T to acquire Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion

AT&T plans to acquire Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion in an effort to create a massive North American Mobile Service area that will be able to offer wireless access to 400 million people. The news comes a few months after AT&T announced plans to buy another Mexico-based wireless carrier, Iusacell, for $2.5 billion.

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Samsung will reportedly supply most of the processors for Apple's next iPhone

It has been reported that Samsung will be behind the next-generation iPhone. Samsung is said to provide up to 75 percent of processors used by Apple in the production of the company's next smartphone. According to the Korean Maeil Business Newspaper:

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Tesco sells its Blinkbox music streaming service, closing books platform in February

Tesco has already sold its Blinkbox Movies and broadband services to UK operator TalkTalk, and now the supermarket chain has finally washed its hands of both the book and music streaming services. An official announcement was made on the Blinkbox website today, confirming that Guvera has made the purchase for the music streaming platform, swooping in to save current subscribers in a bid to keep Blinkbox music afloat.

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