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Teacher, writer, composer, and family man. Maker of delicious Halušky. Contact me via Twitter: @Sam_Denver

Mark Zuckerberg Tells Time Magazine that Apple Products are Overpriced

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In an interview with Time, Mark Zuckerberg discussed the future of Facebook, his big plans for what’s next, and even made a jab at Apple for being over priced. He also disagreed with comments Tim Cook made about free services making consumers the product.

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Pegatron to Become Largest iPhone Manufacturer in 2015

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According to Focus Taiwan, Pegatron Corp. is positioned to become the largest recipient of iPhone orders in 2015, a move which is clearly part of a continued effort to diversify its supply chain. Hopefully these efforts will continue to keep future products such as the rumored iPad Pro and the upcoming iWatch on track for successful development and delivery.

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Sapphire Displays Reportedly Being Produced by Foxconn

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Now that GT Technologies is out of the picture, Apple is undoubtedly exploring new options for mass production of sapphire glass. It is an unlikely coincidence that Foxconn recently asked for permission to build a new plant in Zhengzhou, China immediately next to one of their iPhone plants. Rumors suggest that the new plant will produce sapphire glass displays for a future version of the iPhone and hopefully for future iPads as well.

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iPad Sales Drop Contributes to Sluggish Worldwide Tablet Sales

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The iPad revolutionized the tablet industry but for the first time it has seen a decline in yearly sales. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) tablet sales rates are declining and are projected to continue their decline through 2018. The reasons for this are a lengthening product cycle and perhaps a lack of innovation, which has brought down iPad sales and subsequently the entire tablet market.

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Chase Dangles David Guetta Album to Cardholders Who Adopt Apple Pay

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Chase is encouraging iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to adopt Apple Pay by giving away David Guetta’s newest album Listen. This is exactly the type of promotion that is important for Apple Pay to inevitably conquer the mobile pay industry but there is a little bad news. If you plan on using a Chase card with Apple Pay on your iPad Air 2, you wont be able to take advantage of the free album.

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iOS to Add Beats Music to Bundled Apps in 2015

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After spending an extremely large sum buying Beats Music, Apple has been running its new streaming business without making any substantial changes. The Financial Times is reporting that Apple is finally going to up its efforts to grow subscriptions by including the service in the default iOS bundle of included apps in 2015. We’ll also be able to find out if Apple will be keeping the Beats Music brand active or moving it under the iTune brand, which has been the source of speculation in recent months.

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Apple Pay is a “rising tide that has lifted all boats.”

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It has only been a few weeks since Apple Pay went live, but it appears that it is making waves in the mobile payment arena on a scale that no other company has been able to accomplish. The very early numbers seem to suggest that Apple is doing well with Apple Pay, but also that other services have seen an increase in usage. Sure, Apple Pay seems to work well, but it is Apple’s success in driving a marketing engine that is perhaps the most important element to creating a new payment infrastructure.

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Microsoft Updates Visual Studio – Now Allows Developers to Build iOS Apps

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.NET and Visual Studio have been exclusive Windows development tools for many years, but everything is about to change. In an announcement by S. Somasegar on his blog, the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft laid out a plan to expand the developer tools across various platforms, including an expansion to mobile systems. The tech world continues to change and mobile technology is clearly here to stay.

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Tim Cook Discusses Apple Watch, Apple TV and iPhone in Latest Interview

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We all know that Apple has changed in the Tim Cook era with greater press accessibility, increased openness with customers, and the release of products which Steve Jobs had openly criticized. In a new conversation with Cook, The Wall Street Journal discussed many of the recent hot topics with Apple and he displayed a sensitivity to the appetites of consumers that is something Apple users aren’t always accustomed to.

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iPad Still Dominant Tablet When it Comes to Web Surfing

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Sales numbers rise and fall depending on product releases and price schemes, but after all is said and done the iPad is clearly the most used device when it comes to tablet web traffic. Online advertising giant Chitika tracks millions of visits from tablet users and no other tablet comes even remotely close to the traffic generated by iPad users.

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