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Apple Halts Online Sales in Russia Due to Seesawing Rouble

Apple Halts Online Sales in Russia Due to Seesawing Rouble

The wildly fluctuating worth of the Russian rouble currency has lead iPhone makers Apple to halt online sales in the country, as the tech giant cannot set stable prices for its wares.

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Don't Spend $30,000 On This Stupid Diamond-Covered Apple Watch

Don't Spend $30,000 On This Stupid Diamond-Covered Apple Watch

Hey, rich people: you know that $5,000 Apple Watch you already had your eye on? Forget it. This one is better, in every quantifiable way. More diamonds. Bigger price tag. An extra side order of diamonds to go with your diamonds. Oh, and you can even pay for it right now.

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The Apple Store will now let you buy stuff online with PayPal in the US and the UK.

The Apple Store will now let you buy stuff online with PayPal in the US and the UK. Along with the new payment option, Apple is also promoting PayPal Credit, which lets you pay for that shiny new MacBook in interest-free monthly instalments, rather than having to sell a kidney upfront. [re/code]

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Apple Considered This Video Game Image 'Pornographic' [UPDATED]

Apple Considered This Video Game Image 'Pornographic' [UPDATED]

Apple's history of prudishness in the face of nudity is hardly anything new, but it really sucks to see overreaching policies de-fang provocative games like massively acclaimed indie hit Papers, Please . The emotionally exhausting immigration sim's nudity made players uncomfortable. I thought it was important.

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Apple Is Pulling a Bunch of the Neatest iOS 8 Apps

Apple Is Pulling a Bunch of the Neatest iOS 8 Apps

Remember when Apple went after that handy note-taking widget , a popular app that's one the first truly useful widgets for iOS 8? Turns out, Apple's been pulling all kinds of apps that take advantage of new features in iOS 8—even after they've been approved to be in the App Store. And developers are starting to get pretty upset.

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Report: Bose Is Going To Return To The Apple Store

Report: Bose Is Going To Return To The Apple Store

Less than two months after Bose saw its products ignominiously booted from Apple's physical and online stores, rumors are suggesting a triumphant return for Bose's high-end audio equipment, now the two firms have finished squabbling.

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Report: Apple's Hiring Fashionistas To Help Flog Its Watch

Report: Apple's Hiring Fashionistas To Help Flog Its Watch

With the impending launch of the Apple Watch, many people have been wondering how a company geared towards selling gadgets to techies will flog $5,000 fashion accessories to Vogue editors. According to documents seen by 9to5Mac, the solution lies in hiring fashion-concious staff.

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Trust Us, Change Your Yosemite Font From Helvetica to San Francisco

Trust Us, Change Your Yosemite Font From Helvetica to San Francisco

Brittle, anemic Helvetica is simply not a good choice as a default display font for Apple's operating system. That's why I'm pretty excited about this little trick to replace Helvetica Neue (the standard font that comes with Yosemite) with San Francisco, Apple's new typeface designed in-house for the Apple Watch.

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Apple's first computer wasn't designed in a garage at all 

Apple's first computer wasn't designed in a garage at all 

Though the legend of Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs developing the first Apple computer in a garage at 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos is certainly romantic, it didn't exactly happen that way.

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This Tweak Puts CarPlay On Your iPhone Without An External Screen

This Tweak Puts CarPlay On Your iPhone Without An External Screen

The CarPlay interface is undoubtedly better for using while driving than the regular 'ole screen. But unless you've got a shiny new car (or one of the expensive aftermarket dashes), chances are you don't have anything to pair your iPhone with. But this tweak gives you an idea of what CarPlay would look like running on just your handset.

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The Discontinued iPod Classic Is Currently The Most Expensive iPod

The Discontinued iPod Classic Is Currently The Most Expensive iPod

When Apple quietly killed off the iPod Classic earlier this year, there was a small outcry from Apple loyalists with sizeable music collections. And if current prices are anything to go by, it looks like some people haven't given up on the dream of owning one.

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Apple Deleted Competitors' Songs From Your iPod

Apple Deleted Competitors' Songs From Your iPod

During a court hearing in Oakland, California, it's come to light that, between 2007 and 2009, Apple deleted tracks downloaded from rival music services off of iPods.

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Apple Patents Method to Make iPhones Fall Like a Cat

Apple Patents Method to Make iPhones Fall Like a Cat

Apple can't stop dreaming up with ways to keep its glass screens from cracking. The latest attempt comes in the form of a pretty bombastic patent which was just approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Basically, it would make your iPhone fall like a cat.

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Steve Jobs Will Testify from Beyond the Grave via a 2011 Recording

Steve Jobs Will Testify from Beyond the Grave via a 2011 Recording

The long-running case against Apple for allegedly forcing iTunes users to use iPods is about to come to a head only nearly a decade too late, with a deposition from Jobs recorded six months before his death in 2011 the cornerstone of the case.

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The Fucking Mac Calendar 1 Is Now Off Fucking Center Too!

The Fucking Mac Calendar 1 Is Now Off Fucking Center Too!

JESUSASFDG&$HGDRT%EGHJKN/!)YBDMGÑCHRIST! They did it again. Look at it! Look at that freaking haters-gonna-hate number 1 proudly walking through OS X's dock! Some (asshole) reader made me notice this today and now I want to punch my MacBook Pro Retina screen like Joe Pesci.

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Feds Use 18th Century Law to Force Apple to Unlock Encrypted Phones

Feds Use 18th Century Law to Force Apple to Unlock Encrypted Phones

The Department of Justice is going to absurd lengths in order to unlock encrypted smartphones. It's using a law from the 1700s to force Apple and at least one other company to cooperate with law enforcement officials in investigations dealing with locked, encrypted phones. And the courts, so far, are letting it happen.

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​Apple's Homemade Fonts, Ranked

​Apple's Homemade Fonts, Ranked

Apple recently debuted one of its first in-house fonts in nearly 20 years. The tech company's most frequently-used typefaces now are Myriad, Lucida Grande, Avenir, and Helvetica Neu, all brought in from third parties. But in its early days, graphic designers like Susan Kare helped Apple stand apart from competitors by designing original fonts.

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"iPad Air Plus" Leak Supposedly Details Apple's Upcoming Mega Tab

This weekend, a leak from Japanese magazine Mac Fan (subsequently picked up by Macotakara) reveals what they believe to be schematics and specs surrounding Apple's rumored 12.2-inch tablet, the same mega tablet that Bloomberg reported was coming back in August.

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Dim Your iPhone Screen with a Home Button Shortcut

Dim Your iPhone Screen with a Home Button Shortcut

The accessibility features built into iOS make iPhones and iPads easier to use for people whose sight or hearing is impaired, but they can come in handy for the rest of us too. One trick you can try is to set up a shortcut to dim the screen on your iOS device with three taps of the Home button.

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Report: Foxconn Is Building a Display Plant to Make Sapphire Glass

Report: Foxconn Is Building a Display Plant to Make Sapphire Glass

Foxconn is said to be gearing up to produce sapphire glass—the tough screen covering many were expecting to see in the iPhone 6—in a newly purchased plant.

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iPad Black Friday Deals Are Live

iPad Black Friday Deals Are Live

It's time to save on that iPad you've been waiting for, and you've got options.

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A Sneak Peek at 2015's Smartest Smart Cars

A Sneak Peek at 2015's Smartest Smart Cars

Here's the driver's dream: A vehicle that sends us where we want to go, plays the music we want to hear, and allows us to communicate (within reason) with the outside world, all with minimal distraction. It's the vision of the connected car, and it's a promise many automakers hope to deliver for 2015.

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Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back and Michael Fassbender Is Jobs

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back and Michael Fassbender Is Jobs

Just last week, Sony abandoned the Steve Jobs film that we've been waiting (and waiting) for . Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has picked up the project. There's also a new actor connected to the lead role, Michael Fassbender.

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Apple Gets Serious About Virtual Reality With a New Job Posting

Apple Gets Serious About Virtual Reality With a New Job Posting

It's not exactly a secret that Apple is interested in augmented and virtual reality, as ambitious patent filings like the one above from last year would show. But where patent ideas are much more likely to die on the vine than anything else, a new Apple job listing provides more solid evidence of the company's VR ambitions.

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Apple is launching a set of 25 apps created by names--like Angry Birds, FarmVille and djay--to raise

Apple is launching a set of 25 apps created by names—like Angry Birds, FarmVille and djay—to raise funds for (RED) and World AIDS day on December 1st. You can buy them now.

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