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Alleged iPhone 6 parts pictured showing larger display [update: or maybe not]

Update: A Reddit post brought to attention by The Verge claims that these are indeed fake. It's claimed the images are actually renders by a chap called Martin Hajek, and not actual part photos. Original story follows.

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Apple doubles up on Sony camera parts; Is a better front facing camera on its way?

It appears that Apple is preparing to double the number of camera components that it orders from Sony. The two companies are said to currently be in talks over the potential order, and Sony recently purchased a factory to boost production.

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Just how big a business is iTunes for Apple?

Apple makes a ton of money, that much is obvious, but iTunes would do pretty well for itself if it were left to stand on its own two feet. Asymco has been crunching some numbers based on recent earnings reports that would see iTunes rank at 130 in the Fortune 500 if it were considered independently of Apple:

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Apple's iBooks court monitor stays in place, but there's a catch

Apple's been trying to stop court-appointed antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich, put in place last summer to oversee the company's efforts to comply with a ruling against it in the e-book price fixing case. Looks like they're going to have to get used to him, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Evidence of new Apple TV unearthed in iOS 7

Rumors of an Apple TV 4 in the works strengthened on Monday following news that a reference to a new Apple TV device appears inside iOS 7. A reference to "AppleTV4,1" appears inside software that drives AirPlay functionality in iOS 7 devices, reports 9to5Mac:

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iTunes Radio hits Australia... still waiting on the rest of the world

Apple has started expanding the availability of iTunes Radio outside of the United States, launching today in Australia. This is the first such expansion of Apple's radio service since its launch with iOS 7 in September, though it briefly appeared in the UK and Canada in October.

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Icahn folds, withdraws sketchy $50 billion AAPL stock buyback grab

Carl Icahn has withdrawn his proposal for a $50 billion share buyback from Apple after a recommendation against the plan from advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services. While disappointed at the recommendation, Icahn said that he did not disagree with ISS's assessment of the situation.

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Meet the Beatles again, for the first time on Apple TV

Apple has launched a new channel dedicated to The Beatles, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary British rock band's debut to American audiences on the Ed Sullivan tv show.

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Security researcher involved in NBC Russia hacking piece disputes report

Recently NBC News ran a hysterical hacking story suggesting that you'll be hacked within minutes when you step off the plane in Russia. Now a security researcher involved in the story, Kyle Wilhoit, is disputing how it was presented. Trend Micro:

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Want to transcode Blu-Ray/DVD to MP4 video using disc images? Now there's a script for that!

Back in November, the legendary Don Melton sat down with me to record Vector 22: transcoding video, all about getting the best-possible results for personal use. Don was kind enough to formalize some scripts to help move media from Blu-Ray/DVD to MP4 format, namely, "transcode video file" and "detect crop". Well, Don's now updated both to version 2.0:

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