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Apple Online Store back online, revamped Mac Pro now available, shipping Dec. 30th

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During this year’s WWDC keynote address, Apple surprised pro users with a look at a completely redesigned version of the Mac Pro, a machine many thought had long been abandoned by the company. At the time, the only availability information that was available was an ambiguous “shipping by December,” though Apple recently gave a more specific release date: today.

After about an hour of downtime, the Apple Online Store has come back up with the option to order the latest-generation Mac Pro. The quad-core model starts at $2,999, with a 6-core model available starting at $3,999.

Both models ship with Intel Xeon E5 processors that can be clocked up to 3.9GHz. The quad-core model comes with 12 GB of RAM, compared to the 16 GB available in the 6-core model. The cheaper version is outfitted with a AMD FirePro D300 graphics processor, while the more expensive configuration sports a beefier FirePro D500. Both models can drive three separate displays at 4k resolution or up to six Thunderbolt displays.

Both models can be upgraded to chips with 8 or 12 cores, a D700 graphics card, and 64 GB of RAM.

The default storage option is 256 GB of flash storage, though both machines can be customized with up to 1 TB of space. While the built-in storage isn’t user-upgradable, a Thunderbolt drive can supplement the existing storage options if you find yourself needing more room.

All configurations also ship with a variety of I/O ports, including four USB 3.0 ports, dual gigabit Ethernet, six Thunderbolt ports (configured to the improved Thunderbolt 2 spec) and an HDMI port. The Mac Pro also supports the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard and low-power Bluetooth 4.0.

In terms of software, the new Mac Pro ships with all the customary OS X applications, and a new version of Final Cut Pro X is confirmed to be coming with enhanced support for the new machines.

You can grab your own Mac Pro right now on Apple’s Online Store with the option to pick it up at your local Apple Retail Store.


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December 19th

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Apple Online Store back online, revamped Mac Pro now available, shipping Dec. 30th

Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 08.19.50

During this year’s WWDC keynote address, Apple surprised pro users with a look at a completely redesigned version of the Mac Pro, a machine many thought had long been abandoned by the company. At the time, the only availability information that was available was an ambiguous “shipping by December,” though Apple recently gave a more specific release date: today.

After about an hour of downtime, the Apple Online Store has come back up with the option to order the latest-generation Mac Pro. The quad-core model starts at $2,999, with a 6-core model available starting at $3,999.

Both models ship with Intel Xeon E5 processors that can be clocked up to 3.9GHz. The quad-core model comes with 12 GB of RAM, compared to the 16 GB available in the 6-core model. The cheaper version is outfitted with a AMD FirePro D300 graphics processor, while the more expensive configuration sports a beefier FirePro D500. Both models can drive three separate displays at 4k resolution or up to six Thunderbolt displays.

Both models can be upgraded to chips with 8 or 12 cores, a D700 graphics card, and 64 GB of RAM.

The default storage option is 256 GB of flash storage, though both machines can be customized with up to 1 TB of space. While the built-in storage isn’t user-upgradable, a Thunderbolt drive can supplement the existing storage options if you find yourself needing more room.

All configurations also ship with a variety of I/O ports, including four USB 3.0 ports, dual gigabit Ethernet, six Thunderbolt ports (configured to the improved Thunderbolt 2 spec) and an HDMI port. The Mac Pro also supports the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard and low-power Bluetooth 4.0.

In terms of software, the new Mac Pro ships with all the customary OS X applications, and a new version of Final Cut Pro X is confirmed to be coming with enhanced support for the new machines.

You can grab your own Mac Pro right now on Apple’s Online Store with the option to pick it up at your local Apple Retail Store.


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December 19th

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Apple completes buyout of PrimeSense, the 3D body sensor company responsible for Microsoft’s Kinect

Globes reports that Apple has completed its purchase of PrimeSense, the Israel-based firm behind the technology in Microsoft’s Kinect sensor, and Apple confirmed the acquisition to AllThingsD. As noted earlier this year, the deal will cost Apple somewhere between $300-350 million. PrimeSense previously denied any talks with Apple.

On Friday, the acquisition of Israeli gesture recognition company PrimeSense Ltd. by Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) was closed. The deal, which has not been formally announced, was made at a company value of $300-350 million, and follows lengthy negotiations by PrimeSense with several potential buyers.

The sensor firm is no longer working with Microsoft, as the Xbox manufacturer has moved to all in-house work for its latest Kinect-based technology. With Apple reportedly working on a gesture-controlled 3D interface, possibly for some sort of television-related product (or a media hub to rival the Xbox One, perhaps?), the PrimeSense purchase makes perfect sense.

 


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Mike Beasley

November 24th

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Jamie Condliffe

October 1st

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Apple patent allows you to buy music even when offline

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An Apple patent granted on Tuesday would allow you to buy some music and other iTunes content even when offline.

It appears that iTunes would proactively download locked versions of new recommendations (and perhaps more generally new releases) which you could later unlock by using credit stored on the device. So if you are both very impatient and without wireless data access, Apple may one day have you covered.


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April 9th

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Analyst: Apple could purchase partner TomTom to accelerate improvements to Maps app

TomTom iOS 6TomTom, one of Apple’s main partners providing data in its new Maps app, could be acquired by Apple, according to report from Netherlands-based Rabobank analyst Hans Slob. Bloomberg covered the analyst’s research report released early today, noting that Slob said there is a 30 percent chance Apple seeks to takeover TomTom in trying to make quicker improvements to its controversial new Maps app:

TomTom NV (TOM2), the Dutch supplier of navigation applications for Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone 5, rose the most in almost eight weeks after an analyst at Rabobank International said the U.S. company may make a takeover bid.

“TomTom needs the cash from Apple, and Apple needs the know-how of TomTom,” said Slob, who estimated Apple would pay a price of as much as 10 euros per share for the supplier. A takeover is also a “royal way out” for the Dutch company’s founders, said Slob, who has a buy recommendation on TomTom and raised his share-price estimate by 38 percent to 5 euros.

TomTom climbed 7.2-percent, an eight-week high, to 4.12 euros today, and it currently sits at a value of approximately 906 million euros ($1.18 billion USD). 


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Jordan Kahn

December 12th

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Analyst: Apple could purchase partner TomTom to accelerate improvements to Maps app

TomTom iOS 6TomTom, one of Apple’s main partners providing data in its new Maps app, could be acquired by Apple, according to report from Netherlands-based Rabobank analyst Hans Slob. Bloomberg covered the analyst’s research report released early today, noting that Slob said there is a 30 percent chance Apple seeks to takeover TomTom in trying to make quicker improvements to its controversial new Maps app:

TomTom NV (TOM2), the Dutch supplier of navigation applications for Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone 5, rose the most in almost eight weeks after an analyst at Rabobank International said the U.S. company may make a takeover bid.

“TomTom needs the cash from Apple, and Apple needs the know-how of TomTom,” said Slob, who estimated Apple would pay a price of as much as 10 euros per share for the supplier. A takeover is also a “royal way out” for the Dutch company’s founders, said Slob, who has a buy recommendation on TomTom and raised his share-price estimate by 38 percent to 5 euros.

TomTom climbed 7.2-percent, an eight-week high, to 4.12 euros today, and it currently sits at a value of approximately 906 million euros ($1.18 billion USD). 


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Jordan Kahn

December 12th

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That In-App Purchase Hack Now Works For OS X Apps Too [Apple]

Earlier in the week a Russian hacker—Alexy Borodin—revealed a fairly easy way to make in-app purchases in iOS without actually paying for them. Apple has of course since been working on a fix to the gaping hole, but adding insult to injury, Alexy has now revealed that a very similar hack also works with desktop apps downloaded from the Mac App Store. More »


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Andrew Liszewski

July 21st

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That In-App Purchase Hack Now Works For OS X Apps Too [Apple]

Earlier in the week a Russian hacker—Alexy Borodin—revealed a fairly easy way to make in-app purchases in iOS without actually paying for them. Apple has of course since been working on a fix to the gaping hole, but adding insult to injury, Alexy has now revealed that a very similar hack also works with desktop apps downloaded from the Mac App Store. More »


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Andrew Liszewski

July 21st

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Hacker Discovers Surprisingly Easy Method to Get iPhone and iPad In-App Purchases for Free [Video]

The App Store's security has been breached for in-app purchases. A Russian hacker has found a method to fool iPhone and iPad apps so you can get in-app purchases for free. It's surprisingly easy to set up, requiring no jailbreaking or hacking magic at all. You just need to follow some steps in your stock iOS device and it will work: More »


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Jesus Diaz

July 13th

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