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OS X Mavericks lets users tag documents

As part of the announcement of OS X Mavericks, Apple introduced tags. Tags allow users to mark documents with different topics when they are saved.

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Apple announces OS X Mavericks

Apple has announced the next major version of OS X, Mavericks. The new release includes tabbed Finder browsing, tagged files, multiple display support, and more.

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U.S. intelligence agencies collecting data from Apple servers, others

The National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are gathering data directly from Apple and eight other tech companies in the United States. Code-named PRISM, the program collects data directly from the servers of companies including Apple, AOL, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype, Yahoo, and YouTube.

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Apple to allow third-party keyboards onto iOS?

Developers are eagerly anticipating Monday, when Apple will debut the next iteration of iOS to the world. According to All Things D, many believe that Apple will open iOS in unprecidented ways, including allowing third-party keyboards like SwiftKey to come to Apple devices.

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Any.Do's Cal smart calendar app understands context, location, and more

Any.Do will soon launch Cal, a calendar app that is supposed to be the first in a series of new apps. Cal asks you to sign in with your Any.Do account, then imports your existing calendar events as well as your contacts. Cal tries to make creating events as easy and useful as possible.

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iTunes updated to v11.0.4, promises fix for syncing issues

Apple has released a small update to iTunes, bumping it to version 11.0.4, and includes a fix for an issue that caused iTunes to quit if the user switched between wired and wireless syncing. The release notes say:

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Square Enix announces Deus Ex: The Fall, coming soon to iPhone and iPad

Square Enix has announced Deus Ex: The Fall for iPhone and iPad. Set in the same time period as their console and PC game Deus Ex: Human Revolution, The Fall combines a first-person shooter with third-person, cover-based mechanics. Players take on the role of Ben Saxon, a man who was betrayed by his employers, trying to find out what happened to him.

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Apple reportedly still the top smartphone seller in the US, and still growing!

How's this for doomed? Apple was once again the top smartphone vendor in the three months ending in April of this year, capturing 39.2% of the market for that period. According to the latest comScore report, Apple's share grew 1.4% in a U.S. smartphone market of 138.5 million people. Samsung grew 0.6% to 22%, while HTC, Motorola, and LG all fell less than 1%.

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Apple releases OS X 10.8.4, claims to fix out-of-order iMessage bug!

Apple has released OS X 10.8.4, with stability, compatibility, and security fixes. Noteably, this update claims to fix an issue with Messages that cause iMessage to display texts out of order, along with Safari 6.0.5.

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Halo: Spartan Assault announced for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, will we see it for iOS?

Microsoft has announced Halo: Spartan Assault, a top-down action game exclusively for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. There has been a lack of exclusive games that would bring users to their mobile platforms, but Microsoft is undoubtedly hoping that the Halo name is big enough to do this. But could we see it on iOS?

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Leaked SKUs point to possible MacBook refresh at WWDC

ew Apple product stock keeping units (SKU) have leaked that indicate that at least one of Apple's MacBook lines is about to receive an update. Though nothing is definitive, 9to5Mac believes that these SKUs point to a refresh for both the MacBook Air or the MacBook Pro with Retina display.

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 launches July 18, will be available for free

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, the follow up to the extremely popular Plants vs. Zombies, will be released worldwide July 18 exclusively for iOS devices. Additionally, Plants vs. Zombies 2 will have an invite-only preview next week at the E3 conference in Los Angeles. Popcap says the new game takes place across time, with new plants to help players defend against the zombie horde.

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Apple says more than 100 million iPod touch units sold since 2007

Apple has sold more than 100 million units of the iPod touch since its introduction in late 2007. Jim Dalrymple of The Loop reported that Apple informed him of the milestone this morning.

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iTunes Movie Trailers app updated with video quality selection and Fandango ticket purchasing

Apple’s iTunes Movie Trailers app for iPhone and iPad has been updated with the ability to switch between standard and high definition video during playback, while also adding the ability to purchase tickets through the Fandango app.

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Tim Cook unsure about Google Glass, but very interested in wearable tech

On stage at the D11 conference this evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about wearable devices such as Google Glass and fitness bands. While he didn’t comment directly about Apple’s explorations into wearable technology, he commented on Google Glass, wondering if perhaps its appeal was limited. People wear glasses because they have to, not because they want to, he said, and he doubted many people under 20 still wore watches.

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Apple drops prices on refurbished iPad mini and iPad 4

Apple has lowered the prices of refurbished versions of the iPad Mini and iPad 4. The discounts hover around 15% off the original price, with the 16GB Wi-Fi-only iPad mini starting at $279, and the 32GB and 64GB models starting at $359 and $439, respectively.

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Jon Stewart pokes fun at Senate, Apple, over tax hearings, highlights bigger problems in tax code

On last night's Daily Show, host Jon Stewart took time to make fun the United States Senate, as well as Apple, over the testimony given by CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday with regard's to Apple's tax practices. Stewart took Senators to task for their positive treatment of Apple and pointed out the flaws in Tim Cook's call to simplify the corporate tax code, while also poking fun at Maps and the infamous iTunes End User License Agreement.

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Evernote updates brings reminders to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Evernote for iPhone, iPad, and Mac have been updated today, adding a feature long requested by many users: reminders. Users can now click or tap the small alarm clock icon to add a reminder to any of their notes, which will pin those notes to the top of their note list in a new Reminders section, which can be manually reordered.

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Apple named world's most valuable brand for third year running

Apple continues its streak as the most valuable brand in the world, outperforming Google, IBM, McDonald’s, and Coca-Cola, with Google surpassing IBM to become the second most valuable brand.

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ABC Player becomes Watch ABC, lets some users stream shows live

ABC has updated its player app with a new name and live streaming capabilities, allowing a limited set of users to watch ABC programming live. While the rest of the app remains largely unchanged, still letting users stream previous episodes of ABC’s shows, a new section called Live has been added to the toolbar.

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