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No old iPhone is left behind in this Shenzhen market

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No old iPhone is left behind in this Shenzhen market Some iPhones never die: they go to a four-story electronics mall in Shenzen, where stacks of them are sold every day. The Chinese city is known for its giant factories that pump out millions of shiny new Apple devices. But across town at this wholesale market the gadgets are decidedly ...

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Unlock oodles of text-to-speech voices in Lion

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Unlock oodles of text-to-speech voices in Lion Sure, you’ve known for decades that your Mac can talk. But did you know that it can now have an Indian, Australian, British, Irish, or Scottish accent? And that it can speak French, Japanese, Chinese, and numerous other languages as well? Hints reader nathanator11 discovered that Lion offers access to dozens of new ...

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Broforce fights off an Alien Infestation in new update

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Broforce fights off an Alien Infestation in new update What’s a bro to do once liberty and freedom has been spread across all corners of the planet? Democracy has spread, the bad guys are dead, and there’s nothing left to blow up. So what’s next? It’s time to fight aliens. Duh! The over-the-top 2D action fragfest Broforce has received its ...

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DRM-free higher-quality EMI tracks on iTunes

DRM-free higher-quality EMI tracks on iTunes Apple will begin selling EMI’s entire music catalogue on iTunes at higher quality 256 kbps AAC encoding, without DRM restriction starting in May. However, music fans will have to pay more for the privilege of DRM-free music. The higher-quality music will be sold on iTunes for 99p a track. Customers will still be able ...

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Digital Foundry Confirms PlayStation 4.5's Exists, Here's How Specs Could Be

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Digital Foundry Confirms PlayStation 4.5’s Exists, Here’s How Specs Could Be We have a new confirmation about the existence of PlayStation 4.5: after Kotaku, Digital Foundry pointed out in a recent article that Sony is indeed looking into the hardware upgrade for its latest console and could possibly do it with three options on the table. According to DF, Sony ...

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Advice from an Apple Tech: Three common Mac fixes

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Advice from an Apple Tech: Three common Mac fixes You learn a lot after four months of working at a tech shop window. Between October of 2012 and February of 2013, I was part of the University of California Berkeley’s tech repair window staff. The Apple certifications had been earned, the time had been put in, and it was time ...

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New call for Apple succession plans to be revealed

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New call for Apple succession plans to be revealed Apple’s succession plans for CEO Steve Jobs should be revealed by the company, an influential investment firm has said. Reuters reports that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has backed calls from some Apple shareholders for the plans to be revealed. “ISS believes that shareholders would benefit by having a report on the ...

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Apple-Pepsi deal a winner – analysts

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Apple-Pepsi deal a winner – analysts IDC has released initial analysis pertaining to the US Apple/Pepsi link-up, in which lucky soft drink consumers are winning free tracks from iTunes Music Store. The report – 100 million calories and counting – says: “As the paid music service provider market attempts to garner the attention of a generation bred on free downloading ...

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Magicka Wizard Wars Casts Itself Into Open Beta May 27th 

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Magicka Wizard Wars Casts Itself Into Open Beta May 27th  Aspiring wizards seeking ways to rain down elemental destruction on their enemies can hone their skills in Paradox Interactive’s Magicka Wizard Wars when the competitive caster heads into Open Beta on May 27th. Magicka Wizard Wars is currently available via Steam Early Access and pits two teams of four wizards ...

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