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Revel Grocery POS

A barista inputing your coffee preference via an iPad isn’t new. But the simplicity of touch-screen and cloud-based checkout could be a revelation for grocery owners used to paying tens of thousands of dollars for point of sale systems and the required training for them. Read more »

Apple Event 10/4 Apple Store

The in-person customer service offered to customers by Apple Store retail staff is key in winning Apple new customers and keeping old ones around. The quick backtrack on staffing changes shows Apple knows the perception of cutbacks in this area is risky to its brand. Read more »

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Hopper’s multiyear mission to use big data tools to bring structure to the web’s travel-related information continues with a fresh infusion of cash. CEO Frederic Lalonde talked about how his company is taking advantage of acquisition-happy Google’s interest in travel information. Read more »

T-Mo

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Deutsche Telekom readies for a new iPhone, Apple retail store layoff rumors, Apple’s looming e-waste problem, Apple TV’s cable plans and a history of iOS compatibility. Read more »

Rumors

A Swedish production company explains how it created an Apple rumor last week and watched it propagate on Apple blogs. As cynical as the exercise was, it demonstrates how fast a totally unsourced image from an internet forum can be repackaged and given credibility. Read more »

Apple Genius ad

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: A theory that Apple was appealing to a new demographic with Genius ads, tensions in the Apple-Samsung courtroom, kid-sized iPads, and how Hollywood does free advertising for Apple. Read more »

Both Apple and Amazon have quickly moved to close security loopholes. But Wired writer Mat Honan’s experience has rightfully freaked people out. Apple has to make long-term security-policy changes, both practical and symbolic, that communicate to users that they can and should trust iCloud security. Read more »

Apple Genius ad

Apple’s stopped running the polarizing Genius ad campaign just a week after its debut at the Olympics. The company’s agency says that was the plan all along. The reasoning has echoes of Microsoft’s excuse for why it ended its own much-maligned Jerry Seinfeld-Bill Gates ads. Read more »

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Thanks to the testimony of top Apple executives this week, we know more about how the iPhone came to be. However, the revelation of these details means that even if Apple ends up winning this case, it’s still lost something: a little bit of mystery. Read more »

Apple's Eyes Free in a BMW

Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: More company secrets leak out at the Samsung trial, why an iPod nano smartwatch is “a dumb idea,” CBS’s apathy toward Apple TV, and Mountain Lion battery concerns. Read more »

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Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Sharp’s president hints at coming iPhone, why annoyance at Apple’s new round of ads isn’t new, the Mac’s growth trajectory, and pics of Apple mysterious new NC facility. Read more »

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Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss: a look at early iPhone and iPad prototypes, an Apple chip designer checks out, details on the AuthenTec deal, what a stock split would mean, and more Apple-Samsung legal squabbling. Read more »

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