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In addition to honoring the best of the Web in 2012, Monday night’s Webby Awards included a tribute to Steve Jobs. The segment honoring Apple’s co-founder included appearances from President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Buzz Aldrin, George Lucas, Vint Cerf and more. Here’s the video. Read more »

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Like last month, California and Hawaii lead in new iPad activations, accounting for nearly 18 and 16 percent, respectively. But Nebraska is a surprise No. 3. A big part of that isn’t due to your regular gadget consumers, but one of the state’s public education initiatives. Read more »

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Adding smartphones to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s review of cell phone makers this year revealed that customers who buy plain old feature phones for calling and texting are generally happier with the product than their smartphone-owning counterparts. Apple is an exception. Read more »

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A new report indicates Apple is on the verge of replacing the Google Maps app altogether in the next version of iOS. Considering Apple’s history of buying up mapping technologies and its preference of using its own technology rather than third-party solutions, the report makes sense. Read more »

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A Reuters report says Apple will be using some of its billions to help improve working conditions at some Foxconn plants. It’s an unexpected move for Apple, but one that’s starting to indicate a pattern in CEO Tim Cook’s short time at the company’s helm. Read more »

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Politico has a great post Wednesday that details how folks in Washington are astonished Apple isn’t blanketing Capitol Hill with lobbyists and money. It goes against standard procedure in our nation’s capital, but as is well known in tech, Apple doesn’t tend to follow standard procedures Read more »

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Apple’s controversial nano-SIM card design is on display at CTIA in New Orleans this week. Reports indicate that the European telecom standards group that Apple has offered its design to royalty free, is currently voting on whether to choose it or a competing design from Nokia. 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: Apple’s “teflon” corporate image, more rural carriers get the iPhone, Samsung and Apple both blame and cooperate with each other, and a brilliant new iPhone app marketing strategy. Read more »

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We know device makers are making money off of this trend. But how do mobile app makers cash in on this ballooning market of upwardly mobile consumers? The short answer is: make iOS apps. The longer answer: Make really well-designed free, ad-based Android apps. 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: new report of an Apple television prototype, an OS X Lion security snafu, Apple’s iPad “Plan B,” and a glimpse into life as a new Apple employee. Read more »

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Our nation’s rail system is about to take a big step forward: by placing less emphasis on paper tickets and introducing the iPhone as an important tool for conductors. This will streamline boarding for Amtrak, but it will also make life easier for smartphone-toting rail commuters. 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: iPhone with haptic feedback, where Apple gets its map data from, making money in the App Store, and Apple’s retail magic. 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: Apple still vacuuming up mobile phone industry profits; what Apple could be up to with Liquidmetal; a possible iPay payment system; and stubborn iPhone users. 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: The truth about Tim Cook’s visit to Valve, myths about Mac security, Apple’s definition of 3G versus 4G, and Phil Schiller gets called out for being a hipster. Read more »

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We’re likely months removed from the introduction of the next-generation iPhone, yet predictably rumors about the device, its components, its appearance and when it will arrive are already flying fast and furious. Here’s our quick rundown of the scuttlebutt surrounding Apple’s highly anticipated next phone. 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: Greenpeace v. Apple, how Oracle is furthering Steve Jobs’ wishes, Apple’s decision to offer free Snow Leopard upgrades, and more. Read more »

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Despite having agreed to send their CEOs for an in-person talks for a possible settlement in their long-running, multi-country mobile patent dispute, Samsung and Apple aren’t quite done flinging patent-related accusations at each other. Late Wednesday, Samsung filed eight more claims of infringement against Apple. Read more »

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