Another iTunes Match Reset Scheduled for Tomorrow, Public Launch Draws Near

Another iTunes Match Reset Scheduled for Tomorrow, Public Launch Draws Near

Apple is issuing another reset of iTunes Match for tomorrow, October 27th. The wipe applies to developers that have been beta testing the service for the last couple of months.

Beta testers are asked to disable iTunes Match on their iOS devices and computers for the reset tomorrow. All saved libraries will be erased. Apple is expected to launch iTunes Match to the public very soon.

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Why Steve Jobs’ Mercedes Never Had a License Plate

Why Steve Jobs’ Mercedes Never Had a License Plate

Jobs would regularly park his Mercedes in a handicap spot on Apple's campus

Besides his signature black turtleneck, New Balance sneakers, and blue jeans, Steve Jobs was known for his silver Mercedes SL55 AMG. What was perhaps most interesting about Jobs’ ride was the fact that it never had a license plate.

Jobs’ Mercedes was photographed many times over the last several years, but the car was always plate-free. How did he do it? Did he pay the fine every time he was confronted by the police? Did he obtain a special permit? Did he just get lucky?

The answer is actually very simple.

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Apple Updates Early 2011 iMac EFI Firmware To Enable Lion Internet Recovery

Apple Updates Early 2011 iMac EFI Firmware To Enable Lion Internet Recovery

Apple has released an update to the early 2011 iMac EFI firmware. The new update is labeled version 1.7 and it is available via software update.

The update addresses the following issues:

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Apple Updates iPhoto To Version 9.2.1 Fixes Unexpectedly Quitting Bug

Apple Updates iPhoto To Version 9.2.1 Fixes Unexpectedly Quitting Bug

Apple has released an update to iPhoto bring it to version 9.2.1. This update primarily addresses the complaints about iPhoto quitting unexpectedly that we’ve received from Cult of Mac readers.

The update is available now via Software Update on your Mac. Check out the complete details about iPhoto after the break.

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Apple’s Annual 10-K Form for 2011: Increased Spending and More Employees

Apple’s Annual 10-K Form for 2011: Increased Spending and More Employees

Apple has filed its annual 10-K form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year. The company’s spending has increased and there has been a considerable number of new employees added to the payroll since last year.

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America’s CIO Wants to Harness the Power of Apps

America’s CIO Wants to Harness the Power of Apps

Steven VanRoekel, the Chief Information Technology Officer for the United States.

Steven VanRoekel, the new Chief Information Technology Officer for the United States, says smartphones  and apps have raised the bar for citizen expectations of their government.

The second person to hold the CIO post, after nearly a decade at Microsoft VanRoekel headed to the FCC. There, he launched Apps.gov and ran a public contest for a Mobile Broadband Testing app that earned him a phone call from late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

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Pixelmator 2.0 Launches Tomorrow With New Image Editing Features

Pixelmator 2.0 Launches Tomorrow With New Image Editing Features

Pixelmator is a very popular image editing tool for the Mac that serves as a much cheaper alternative to Photoshop. The app sports a gorgeous interface that looks like it could have been designed by Apple itself.

Version 2.0 of Pixelmator will launch tomorrow in the Mac App Store with a host of new image editing features, including content-aware fill and support for OS X Lion’s Versions and Auto Save features.

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If You Have An iPhone In Prison, It Has Probably Been In Someone’s Butt

If You Have An iPhone In Prison, It Has Probably Been In Someone’s Butt

Most of us are hopefully unfamiliar with the prison scene, so Gizmodo has taken an interesting look at technology in California’s San Quentin State Prison. The series is called “Lockdown,” and the latest installment focuses on how smartphones are used behind bars.

Phones in prison are a hot item, going for $300 to $700 behind bars. Inmates use them to communicate with the outside world and orchestrate nefarious activities like drug drop-offs. Prisoners will do basically anything to keep an iPhone from being confiscated. And we do mean anything.

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Look Up Word Definitions in iOS 5 [iOS Tips]

Look Up Word Definitions in iOS 5 [iOS Tips]

Look Up Word Definitions in iOS 5 [iOS Tips]

Recently I’ve been talking about some of my favorite Mac OS X tips. Now this week I’ve started sharing some of my favorite tips for iOS. Today I’ll show you how to look up word definitions in iOS using the Define command.

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The iPod Revolution Transformed Our Lives and Economy

The iPod Revolution Transformed Our Lives and Economy

The iPod is essentially Apple’s typewriter: a piece of technology that reshaped society completely, then was made redundant by its descendants. However, the iPod’s birth a decade ago launched a legacy that can’t be ignored, no matter how hard you try.

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