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Writer of all things app related, traveler of the space-time continuum, baker of really great cookies. Follow me @appaholik

Rumor Rundown: What People Are Saying About Today’s Media Event

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In just a few hours, Apple will hold a media event that may be the company’s largest product launch in history. Rumor has it that Apple will launch a new, larger iPhone, an iPad refresh, and unveil the much-anticipated iWatch. This morning, the tech world is a-buzz with all sorts of speculation on what we can expect. We’ve got a rundown of what is being talked about.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: How to Watch Today’s Apple Media Event Like a Boss

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Tomorrow might be the biggest product launch in Apple history. Any Apple fan worth his or her salt should be glued to the computer screen in order to digest every tidbit of information and set their reminders for the very moment the next big thing will be available for preorder.

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Apple’s iWatch Specs and Pictures Leaked on Reddit

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The evidence is mounting that Apple will be unveiling a watch-like wearable computing device at tomorrow’s media event in Cupertino, CA. This morning, Reddit poster Owen Carlyle submitted eight pictures that he claims are technical images of the so-called iWatch.

According to Carlyle, the iWatch will include a microphone, speaker, and support for Siri. The screen will be flexible and multi-touch with a “new dimension to the UI.” It will not charge via cable. There are no ports. It will supposedly be waterproof to eight-meter depths. The battery will last “over a day.” Apparently, there will be eight different models, four colors in two sizes.

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Apple Will Now Send Notification Email when iCloud Account is Accessed Via the Web

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Apple has recently come under fire thanks to some criminal hackers who have exposed celebrity nude photos stolen from user’s iCloud storage. While the iPad maker maintains that the photos were stolen using a brute force attack and not by hacking into servers, it has done little to quell fears from users that online storage is safe.

This comes just ahead of Apple’s launch of the new iPhone, iOS 8, and iWatch. Much of Apple’s iCloud connectedness is what makes owning multiple devices so convenient. All of your data is stored in the cloud so you can pull it down from any device at any time.

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New Report Suggests iPad 2 and iPhone 5 Still Most Popular Apple Devices

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Apple may be able to brag that 90 percent of all devices run on the most current operating system, but that can’t brag that the majority of iOS device owners have the newest model device. In fact, the two-year-old iPhone 5 is the most popular model of smartphone and the three-and-a-half-year-old iPad 2 is the most popular tablet of Apple’s mobile devices.

That may not be for much longer, though.

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Rumor: Apple and Disney Rolling Out NFC Stations in Preparation for iWatch

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Tomorrow is likely to be one of the biggest days in Apple history in regards to product launches. It is rumored that the company is going to unveil a larger sized iPhone, a wearable computer and an iPad Air refresh. To further support the possibility that Apple is making big moves across technology, rumors have surfaced that the iPad maker, as well as Disney retail stores, are rolling out a massive implementation of upgraded iBeacon sensors and near-field communication (NFC) readers.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Star Walk Kids – Astronomy for Children

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Only a few weeks ago, Vito Technology launched the beautiful sequel to the popular Star Walk app for iOS. I’ve used it many times since then to see what stars I’m looking at and find out a little more about those deep sky nebulas. Last week, the company launched a new version of the stargazing app that is specifically designed to inspire your little ones.

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Apple Store App Goes Universal, Gets Redesign and a Few New Features

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Only a few days before Apple’s big media event, where the company is expected to launch the next-generation iPhone and possibly iPad Air, as well as unveil the purported iWatch, the official retail app has received a major update with a redesigned user interface, better navigation, and cross-platform shopping. Plus, the iPhone app is now universal. Interestingly, the Apple Store app for iPad is still available and active in the App Store.

Until yesterday, there were separate Apple Store apps for the iPhone and iPad. The two looked alike for the most part with minor differences based on layout for the varying screen size. Today, you can download the app on either iPad or iPhone and updates will trigger on both devices.

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Tim Cook Promises Stronger iCloud Security, Adding Two-Step Authentication

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The unfortunate celebrity nude photo hacking and subsequent online leak of said photos over the weekend has spurred outrage from iCloud users and messages of reassurance from Apple. No matter how many times the iPad maker states and restates that the invasion was not due to a security breach in the company’s servers, but a brute force attack on specific accounts, it does nothing to quell the fire that has erupted in its wake.

iOS users just don’t feel safe using iCloud anymore.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Alone in the Dark

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In 1992, PC games were making serious waves in the industry. They were more complex than console games and offered a level of depth that had not yet been established in the world of pixels. Horror games were also starting to creep into the mainstream. Sure, there weren’t a bunch of zombie dogs ready to attack as you walked through a dark hallway, but they had the kinds of elements that would send a chill down your spine.

Alone in the Dark is a horror video game that first launched on DOS and quickly became a popular title for being the first survival horror game in 3-D. Players find themselves trapped in a haunted mansion, trying to find a way out.

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