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Apple CEO Tim Cook gives speech at Auburn University


Apple CEO and Alabama native Tim Cook recently gave a speech at Auburn University where he received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Cook told stories of his childhood, including one where he witnessed a hate crime. Cook graduated from Auburn University in 1982 with a degree in industrial engineering. Check out the video above.

Apple takes down fake ratings on the App Store

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Apple knows that many developers pay to have fake positive reviews written about their apps. The advantage of having positive reviews is that more people will likely download the app and it has an influence on search algorithms on the App Store. Having a five-star review is considered suspicious.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) is recalling certain iPhone USB adapters

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is recalling certain models of its iPhone USB adapter due to a risk of potentially overheating, according to an advisory that was reported by 9to5Mac. Apple is advising people that purchased the 5W European USB power adapter for the iPhone between October 2009 and September 2012 to trade it in at an Apple retail store. The adapter came bundled with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4s models.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) patents iPad Smart Cover that could display push notifications

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a new patent that could show notifications on a Smart Cover, even if the iPad screen is covered up. The Smart Cover notifications would use built-in LEDs or electroluminescent displays. Passive versions of the Smart Cover could support pass-through transmission of light from the iPad display itself through translucent or transparent panels.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL): Beats releases Powerbeats2 wireless headphones

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Beats by Dre, the popular headphones company that is getting acquired by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for $3 billion, has released a new set of wireless earphones called Powerbeats2 Wireless. You can use the headphones to hook up your iPhone or another source via Bluetooth. The headphones have six hours of solid playback, which is intended athletes.
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Four years later, Skype updates iOS app

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Skype has finally updated its iOS app. This is the first time in four years that the Skype app was updated. The previous version of Skype was design for iOS 4. However, the new version has reduced clutter. The bottom menu bar has only two major features, which are phone calls and messaging. Pulling up contacts, favorites, recent calls, or chats uses the swipe function. Skype now has a proper release cycle plan in place with less gaps for updates.
[Source: TNW]

Google Wallet for iOS now has 2-click instant checkout

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Around a year ago, Google Wallet launch the Instant Buy API for Android apps. Now this feature is available on iOS apps. Developers can now integrate Google Wallet’s checkout into their apps with Instant Buy and have users check out with two clicks.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) is reportedly launching new line of iMacs next week

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may be updating its iMac line next week with faster processors and lower prices, according to MacGeneration. MacGeneration correctly predicted the MacBook Air refresh this past April so the rumor sounds likely based on the track record.

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