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iPhone 5: Taller, Faster, and More Pixels

You knew it was coming. You saw the rumors and the speculation. Now find out what Apple really has coming out on September 21st. OK, we’ll spill the beans — it’s the iPhone 5.

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Apple Previews iOS 6 for Fall Release

iOS 6 provides maps with turn-by-turn directions, encourages Siri to provide more results, lets a lost phone’s finder call you, and gives you the option to sleep through annoying 2 AM calls. It’s due out in the third quarter of 2012, likely at the same time as the next iPhone model.

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The Sandbox Conundrum: Security vs. Innovation

For a second time, Apple has extended the deadline for requiring App Store developers to sandbox their apps. Unfortunately, this delay does little to ease the problems that surround the sale of apps that do not fit Apple’s distribution model.

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TidBITS Events at Macworld | iWorld 2012

As always, TidBITS staffers will be wandering the corridors of the Macworld | iWorld conference and exhibition in San Francisco, taking place January 26–28, 2012. Come enjoy stimulating discussions and sessions, or just flag us down to say hello or become a member in person! Here’s where you can find us.

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Got iTunes Questions? Get Answers, from Take Control

A new edition of Kirk McElhearn’s “Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ” addresses iTunes Match, along with a plethora of other frequently asked questions about Apple’s sprawling media player.

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Tim Cook Shares Apple’s Latest Numbers

Apple is on top of the world, and is happy to share the sales and download figures that prove it. Tune in for Apple’s latest stats.

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iOS 5 and iCloud Set to Arrive October 12th

Both iOS 5 and iCloud will launch 12 October 2011. Apple added one significant feature to what had previously been promised for iOS 5. It also showed its latest attempt at greeting cards.

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iPod touch and iPod nano Receive Minor Updates

With Apple’s recent focus on the iPhone 4S, iOS 5, and iCloud, the iPod touch and iPod nano garnered only brief attention, both in last week’s media event and in Apple’s development efforts. However a few changes are worth noting.

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Tim Cook Shares Apple’s Latest Numbers

Apple is on top of the world, and is happy to share the sales and download figures that prove it. Tune in for Apple’s latest stats.

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New iPhone 4S Adds Voice Recognition and Goes Global

The iPhone 4S isn’t a revolutionary phone, but it combines several bits of advanced technology into what looks like a compelling upgrade.

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Steve Jobs Resigns: Reactions and Remembrances

The day after an era ended with the resignation of Steve Jobs, the Web is awash in remembrances of his career and speculations about the future of Apple.

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Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

The surprise news that Steve Jobs had resigned as CEO of Apple doesn’t change the company’s approach or future. But it’s still the end of a remarkable era guided by a singular vision.

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Subtle Irritations in Lion

Immensely popular as Lion has been, Apple’s latest version of Mac OS X offers not just new and exciting features, but also some subtle annoyances, shortcomings, and, yes, real bugs that are slowing us down and making us less productive.

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Our Favorite Hidden Features in Mac OS X Lion

You’ve seen Apple’s Web pages about what’s new in Mac OS X Lion, but much more lurks within the Lion’s den. Here are a few of our favorite features that you might not stumble across on your own.

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Apple Details Transition from MobileMe to iCloud

Apple has clarified which MobileMe services will be lifted to iCloud, and which are simply disappearing into the ether.