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T-Mobile's new plan accommodates larger families

T-Mobile already has a special promotional 4-line family plan with unlimited text and talk along with 10 GB of data total, and now it seems that the un-carrier network is launching an even larger family plan to accommodate groups of up to 6. The 6-line plan is similar to the 4-line plan and will cost $120 per month.

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Todo for Mac updated with new UI, customization options and bug fixes

While the folks from Appigo have been busy updating their fantastic Todo app for iOS, it was time for the Mac version to get some love as well and as such, v3.1.0 is now available on the Mac App Store.

This release covers quite a few things such as a new UI, new customization options and of course, the usual bug fixes and improvements. We've got he full change log for everyone to look through.

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Verizon now offering $60 single line plan with unlimited talk and text, 2GB of data

If you happen to be looking for a new smartphone plan and don't need a lot of data and only have one line to worry about, Verizon has now dropped a new plan that might be of interest to you.

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Fair Labor Association reports on Apple partner facilities, Apple responds

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has just released the report on its audit of two Chinese facilities run by Apple manufacturing partner Quanta, where they found a number of issues. The audit found that the facilities, located in Changshu and Shanghai, had a number of compliance issues. These include 62% of employees at Changshu not receiving the mandatory rest day at least once every three months. Apple says that improvements have been made to Quanta's facilities in the year since the FLA's visit in a statement to TechCrunch:

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Apple profiles the Vice Presidents that report directly to Tim Cook

Apple has started highlighting a new tier of their executive team, adding five vice presidents to their Executive Profiles page. The five VPs are Paul Deneve, Lisa Jackson, Joe Podolny, Johny Srouji, and Denise Young Smith. All five report directly to CEO Tim Cook.

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iPhone 6 anticipation so high even tabloids want to 'leak' it

You know the iPhone 6 is hotly anticipated when even outlets like TMZ are trying to get in on the attention. If going from stalking celebrities to posting blurry pictures that were supposedly "smuggled out of a Foxconn factory in China" is any indicator, the hype that's going to come when the real deal is actually launched will be unprecedented even by previous iPhone standards.

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EE in hot water over 'priority answer' customer service

UK carrier EE is being criticized for its new customer service system that allows some customers to pay to jump to the front of the call line. If you agree to a 50p fee, you will be able to speak to the next available representative rather than wait in line like everyone else. The move has sparked outrage, with many customers taking to social media, lambasting the carrier. EE still promises take calls as rapidly as possible:

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Apple partners with China Telecom for iCloud data storage

Apple has partnered with China Telecom to store the iCloud data of customers in China. This is part of Apple's efforts to asuage the concerns raised by China over data security. The company is Apple's sole partner for iCloud data storage in China for now. Apple says that China Telecom won't have access to its data, according to the Wall Street Journal:

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Apple CEO Tim Cook gets iced to raise money ALS charity

After our own Rene Ritchie took the ice bucket challenge to raise and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ASL), Apple CEO Tim Cook did the same with a bucket of ice pouring down him at a company event. In addition to Cook, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller also participated in the challenge at a separate beach location.

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Apple's Beats Music produces Spike Lee documentary

After having created a short film surrounding the World Cup, Beats Music is back in the film arena again marching to the beats of its own Beats with Spike Lee. In its latest video venture, Beats has created a 25th anniversary documentary of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing aptly titled Do the Right Thing 25 Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience.

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