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Apple has another schmaltzy Christmas ad that will make you tear up

- December 16th, 2014

Last year, Apple released a Christmas ad that showed a kid playing with his iPhone during a family gathering, seemingly ignoring everybody around him. But it’s then revealed that he has been filming and editing the affair and shows the finished product to everyone on the TV. His family applauds him and cries at the supposedly “touching” video.

This year, the company’s Christmas ad, called The Song, features a young woman finding a poor old vinyl recording from Dec. 4, 1952 of a woman named Valarie singing a holiday song to someone named Raymond, presumably her husband, who couldn’t make it home for Christmas.  The quality of the recording is poor, crackling and distorted, but heartfelt.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus differ beyond size

- September 9th, 2014

 iPhone 6

While the much-anticipated iPhone 6 models officially announced today, it seems that this time around the rumour mills more or less got it right. At today’s Apple Event, Apple unveiled the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. So besides size, what are the differences between the two models?

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Skype 5.2 for iPhone adds Voice Messaging Support

- July 8th, 2014

Skype 5 pic

It seems that since the release of Skype 5.0 for iPhone less than a month ago the good folks at Skype have been really listening and taking user feedback to heart.  According to their blog, Skype 5.1 for iPhone added some additional capabilities including the ability to edit a message, delete a conversation and add a contact filter that selects Skype contacts only. And now, the newly minted Skype 5.2 for iPhone adds a few more features and returns old ones that people have been asking for.

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Is Apple dumping the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

- June 5th, 2014

Apple has introduced a new hardware spec for its headphone manufacturers, according to a report by 9to5Mac.

Instead of making headphones or earphones that connect through the standard 3.5 mm stereo/mono (TRS) connector, its partners, through the Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) Program, can create headphones that connect to iOS devices via the Lightning connector instead (which is Apple’s proprietary alternative to USB).

Apple's iPhone 5s

Apple’s iPhone 5s. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/Files

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