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Apple execs ‘seething’ as Google Maps returns to iOS

One of the surprise happenings this week was the return of Google Maps to iOS. It had been rumoured for a while, but kinda dropped off the radar for a bit. A pleasant surprise, for sure.

Indeed, for those who rely on smartphone-based maps, the reappearance of Google Maps is pretty much The Best Thing Ever, and one connected chap suggests Apple execs are “seething”.

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Apple unveils its iTunes 2012 apps of the year

Apple unveils its iTunes 2012 apps of the year

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 15, 2012 at 15:00

As 2012 draws to a close, it’s time for everyone and his dog to publish Best Whatever of the Year lists. In the coming weeks, we’ll be looking at Best Jan Rants of 2012.

In the meantime, some company called “Apple” from California has listed what it considers the best App Store apps of the year.

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Apple shares take another tumble, biggest drop in four years

Things seemed entirely peachy for Apple just a few months ago, with shares hitting a record high in September ahead of the iPhone 5 launch, and a new iPad launch record set by the iPad 4 and iPad mini in November.

Conversely, in the share world, Apple is taking a bit of a punching at the moment, and things went from bad to worse this week.

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Jet Set Radio iOS review

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 6, 2012 at 17:00

Jet Set Radio iOS review

I have incredibly fond memories of the Dreamcast era, and one of its standout games was Jet Set Radio. Indeed, I can quite vividly recall ditching a fair few uni lectures in order to play it.

Jet Set Radio is now available for iOS and Android, and the good news is that remains – in terms of looks, gameplay and sound – utterly fantastic.

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News Corp calls it quits on The Daily

News Corp calls it quits on The Daily

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 3, 2012 at 16:00

If you follow News Corp goings on (I’m looking at Jan, our resident conspiracy theorist), you might recall something call The Daily, essentially a newspaper developed specifically for the iPad.

Once heralded as the saviour of journalism and publishing, Rupert Murdoch and Co have in fact decided to call it quits, announcing that The Daily will be laid to rest on December 15.

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Apple’s Samsung-didn’t-copy-us statement goes live, contains much cheekiness

UK Judge Colin Birss made headlines – and a fair few fans, we imagine – back in July this year, when he ruled not only that Samsung didn’t rip off Apple, but that the Californians should issue a public statement absolving the South Koreans. Absolutely fantastic.

Needless to say Apple appealed the decision, and it looked like they might manage to wriggle out of it at one point, but the statement has now gone live. Hooray!

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Fifth gen iPad rumours already begin

Fifth gen iPad rumours already begin

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 25, 2012 at 18:00

Hey, you! You’ve had enough iPad for one lifetime, with the third generation iPad announced in March followed by the fourth generation iPad and all-new iPad mini just the other night, right?

Well, the rumour mill, for one, is hungry for more, and it’s already looking ahead to the fifth generation iPad.

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Apple: the stats (still the Best Company in the World EVER)

Apple: the stats (still the Best Company in the World EVER)

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 23, 2012 at 22:00

As we’ve pointed out many times before, Apple keynotes invariably start with the CEO taking to the stage and essentially blowing Apple’s trumpet for a good 10 minutes or so. Y’know, just to set the tone.

Tonight was no different, as Tim Cook took great pleasure in detailing to attendees how Apple continues to go from strength to strength.

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Surprise! It’s the fourth generation iPad with A6X processor

Apple has been fairly busy at its “We’ve got a little more to show you” event at the California Theatre in San Jose tonight.

Just one month on from unveiling the iPhone 5 and new iPods, Apple has lifted the lid on the new Mac mini, the 13in Retina MacBook Pro (want), the new iMacs (want), the iPad mini (I’ll get to that shortly), and – as some predicted – a fourth generation iPad.

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Full-sized iPad to join iPad mini next week?

The rumour mill seems fairly convinced that the iPad mini will launch at Apple’s “We’ve got a little more to show you” event this coming Tuesday.

We’re also expecting a 13in Retina MacBook Pro and new Mac Minis, and now we’re being told to brace ourselves for – wait for it – a new new iPad. What the…?

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