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2014: Does Apple still look doomed?
Don't be fooled by the company's rocky 2013. There are strong signs that it has turned the corner.

All about Prism, Internet privacy and -- wait! -- squirrel!
Some people are deeply upset about the latest incursions into our privacy. But as a society, we don't seem to care all that much.

Apple will blink to strike deals in time to unveil 'iRadio' at WWDC
Apple has made progress in cutting deals with music labels for an Internet radio service but time is running out, several reports said today.

Even saying nothing, Apple CEO reveals something
Apple CEO Tim Cook spent more than an hour answering questions at the AllThingsD conference yesterday, but said little that was newsworthy

Apple's WWDC sells out in under 3 minutes
Apple set a record today by selling out its annual developer conference in under three minutes.

Microsoft to host BUILD dev conference on Apple's home ground
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its BUILD 2013 developers conference will be held June 26-28 on Apple's home turf, San Francisco's Moscone Center.

Five things to look forward to in Apple's iOS 6
Apple says there are some 200 or so new features in iOS 6, most of which are smaller tweaks and changes. But there are plenty of updates that will change, for the better, how mobile users will use their iOS devices.

FAQ: Apple reveals more about OS X Mountain Lion
Even though Apple fleshed out more details about OS X Mountain Lion at WWDC, it's obvious that questions about the enhancements and improvements remain. So we've got the answers.

MacBook Pro with Retina Display redefines 'pro' laptop
Apple isn't afraid to stir things up, making people to rethink how they use technology. In recent years, most of that kind of innovation has focused on the iPhone, iPad, and iOS. But the MacBook Pro with Retina display now directs attention back to the Mac.

Apple's new laptop heralds 'Air-izing' of all MacBook Pros
Apple's new Retina MacBook Pro is a harbinger of future changes to the company's laptop line, analysts said today. And those changes could come as soon as October.

Retina MacBook Pro 'least-repairable' notebook ever, says iFixit
iFixit, a popular electronics do-it-yourself website, today gave the new MacBook Pro with Retina display its worst-possible repair score of just 1 out of a possible 10.

Apple runs out of Retina MacBook Pros
Apple has exhausted supplies of its new $2,200 MacBook Pro that sports a high-resolution "Retina" screen, with the company's online store reporting a wait of three to four weeks by Tuesday's end.

Apple discontinues 17-inch MacBook Pro
Like many of us, the 17-inch MacBook Pro has learned that it can be dangerous to one's health to carry around too much bulk. Apple has discontinued the largest member of its laptop line in the wake of its WWDC announcements.

Apple's Facebook integration a boon for both, analysts say
Apple announcement that it's integrating Facebook into its operating system software should be welcome news for a social network that's taken a lot of hits in recent weeks.

Apple adds iPad to back-to-school promo
Amid the hurly-burly of Apple's sweeping announcements Monday, the company also quietly launched its annual back-to-school promotion, offering $100 gift cards to customers who buy a qualifying Mac and $50 to those who purchase a third-generation iPad.

Hands on with the Retina MacBook Pro
The new, Retina-display-bearing MacBook Pro was in our offices Monday afternoon. While we'll start lab testing it and getting our review going, I got a chance to poke and prod it for a few hours. Here are some quick initial impressions.

Apple's MacBook Air price cuts make it tougher on Windows ultrabook makers
Apple did something very unusual at WWDC on Monday: It dropped the price of three of the four models in its signature MacBook Air line by $100.

Apple signs global agreement with TomTom for maps
Digital maps provider TomTom said on Tuesday it has signed a global agreement with Apple for maps and related information.

Apple sets OS X Mountain Lion release for July, cuts upgrade price 33%
Apple said today that it would ship OS X 10.8, or Mountain Lion, next month, for $19.99, a 33% price cut from last year's upgrade to Lion.

FaceTime via cellular: Will it work, and can you afford it?
Apple's next-generation iOS will allow FaceTime video chats over cellular connections, but analysts question whether 3G networks offer enough bandwidth for quality chats and say 4G network use could be pricey.

WWDC: Cook unveils iOS 6, new OS X, Retina display MacBook Pro
Apple CEO Tim Cook and a trio of top executives today outlined the new iOS 6, talked up this year's Mountain Lion upgrade for OS X and unveiled a new MacBook Pro laptop with a high-resolution "Retina" display.

Apple's all-flash MacBook Pro, iCloud drive industry changes
The announcement by Apple that it is selling a flash-only MacBook, combined with native iCloud support, will likely lead to a drop in SSD prices and move other laptop manufacturers in a similar direction.

WWDC: Live updates
Computerworld tweets will keep you updated on the latest from WWDC as Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives unveil the company's plans for iOS 6, OS X Mountain Lion and, presumably, new hardware.

WWDC 2012: What to expect
This year's Worldwide Developers Conference looks to be unlike any of its predecessors in scope and scale, with Apple CEO Tim Cook likely to talk about everything from iOS 6 to OS X Mountain Lion to new hardware.

How Facebook could integrate with iOS, OS X
Speaking at the All Things D conference on Tuesday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook essentially sent Facebook a friend request. "I think the [Apple-Facebook] relationship is very solid," Cook said. "We have great respect for them. I think we can do more with them."

Apple confirms WWDC keynote for June 11
Apple today laid out the schedule for its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), and confirmed that it will, as usual, kick off the annual meeting with a keynote address, likely hosted by CEO Tim Cook.

Is Apple's OS X Mountain Lion on early-release track?
Apple may release OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion earlier than expected, according to a report by a popular blog and clues found within the release dates of the three developer previews of the new operating system.

Update: Apple's WWDC sells out in 2 hours
Apple today announced that its annual developers conference would run June 11-15 in San Francisco -- and inside of two hours, the event had sold out.

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Will iPhone 5 boast removeable lenses? No, but it might fix Apple Maps

A recent Apple [AAPL] patent filing for replaceable lenses on the iPhone shows the company continues to focus on photography as part of its smartphone offering. This suggests the iPhone 5 will quickly become the most used camera on social services, including Facebook, Flickr and Twitter -- and hints on future developments for Apple Maps.

WWDC 2012: Apple's iPhone and the iRobot supply chain

"It's hard for me to get emotional as you can see my emotion sensors haven't been programmed yet," said Siri at the beginning of Apple's [AAPL] WWDC event this week. But Siri isn't the only robot inside Cupertino: in future, Apple and its manufacturers will be where the robots live. We're way beyond The Jetsons, here.

WWDC 2012: Apple iPhone 5 details, Retina Display Macs

Apple didn't mention the iPhone 5 during WWDC this week (though see the image below for current speculation) and only introduced a single Mac model equipped with a Retina Display, but let a few hints slip, including this image of whatsome suggest might be an iPhone 5...

WWDC 2012: Four insights into Apple's future platform plans

It's the morning after the great big Apple [AAPL] WWDC keynote platform-love-fest and while things seem pretty interesting in the fruit-flavored garden, I can't help but feel a little emptiness in its wake. What's new in Apple's platform strategy as it sets out its stall for the year ahead? Here's four signals from yesterday's announcements:

2012 MacBook Pro with Retina; Air-alike; release date: end-June

MacBook Pro with Retina has a more Air-like body and an iPad-like display. Its release date is in "2-3 weeks," according to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). In IT Blogwatch, bloggers blog WWDC 2012.

WWDC 2012: Facebook integration, Apple Maps for Fall's iOS 6

The biggest news from the Apple WWDC 2012 shindig is, of course, all about iOS 6, the future of almost every iPhone when the software ships -- and the company's kicking the walls with the release, which includes much improvement within Siri and that oft-requested feature, turn-by-turn navigation.

WWDC 2012: With Facebook integration OS X Mountain Lion -- $19.99, ships July

No, it's not going to be made available for free. Apple [AAPL]'s new Mountain Lion OS ships in July and will cost $19.99. The company has also introduced new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, including a Retina Display model.

WWDC 2012: Retina Display reaches MacBook Pro

Apple [AAPL] CEO Tim Cook and marketing head honcho, Phil Schiller, have introduced new Macs at WWDC 2012 this morning, including a top-of-the-range MacBook Air-style super-thin model featuring a Retina Display.

WWDC: The Apple Maps spy plane, iOS 6, new Macs, no iPhone

Breaking news this morning claims Apple has hired a fleet of aircraft to travel above the planet taking accurate images of the streets and houses, meaning you can forget the Google cars, the Apple maps future features planes taking snapshots across the planet in an attempt to build a huge 3D database capable of capturing the smallest objects. And, in other news, what else to expect from WWDC later today.

It's Apple WWDC 2012 Cook-keynote date: Best rumors collected

It's the date for the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) WWDC 2012 keynote by CEO Tim Cook. What will he announce? iOS 6? New Macs? iPhone 5? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers monger the rumors.

iPhone 5 release: Apple's September launch, what to expect

Today we see the latest claimed iPhone video hit the Web, this time from parts reseller, ETradeSupply. This shows what appears to be a metal back case for the iPhone 5.

New Google Maps features to spoil Apple's WWDC 2012?

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is reassuring us that it has a load of cool new features upcoming in Google Earth and Google Maps. But in IT Blogwatch, bloggers say the company is running scared of what Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will announce at WWDC 2012.

Apple and Facebook: A place for friends?

Surely Google must be fearful as Apple prepares for WWDC? Surely the search giant must be anxious as it waits to see just how deeply-connected Apple and Facebook plan to become? Is Apple already putting together an executive team for the 21st Century? Do these plans include Mark Zuckerberg?

Apple iPhone 5: Smaller and bigger

Apple will eventually introduce the iPhone 5 and this seems set to be smaller and bigger, or thinner and bigger at any rate -- and the device may even use the new and smaller nano-SIM standard which today won approval from the ETSI standard-setting board. Things seem set to get even more interesting...

WWDC: iPhone in the wings, expect software surprises

WWDC 2012 seems set for software surprises as Apple [AAPL] steps into the limelight with Tim Cook's appearance at D: All Things Digital and arrays of claims and counterclaims as eyes turn to San Francisco. What should we expect? Siri, iOS 6, new Apple TV software and -- in future -- those 4-inch iPhone rumors have showed their face again.