Asked for iTunes gift cards to pay IRS bill? Yep, that’s a scam

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Crazily enough, you can't pay your taxes in iTunes gift cards.
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Florida police in Port St. Lucie are warning people of a new scam that asks for iTunes vouchers as payment for money apparently owed to the Internal Revenue Service.

While such a thing sounds like something no-one would fall for, it has already apparently duped one unfortunate man into buying an iTunes card worth $2,300 at his local Target store.

iPhone 6 prototype pops up on eBay with crazy price tag

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The iPhone 6 prototype runs Apple's in-house debugging software.
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If you’re an Apple fan, eBay is a great place to pick up rare bits of Cupertino paraphernalia — whether it’s a vintage Apple jacket of the kind Drake wore at last year’s WWDC, or Steve Jobs’ high school yearbook.

Well, if you’re on the lookout for an even rarer Apple collector’s item — and have more than $4,999 to spend — you may want to check out an auction for an apparent iPhone 6 prototype, running Apple’s in-house debugging software called SwitchBoard, and boasting a red lightning dock port.

MacBook Pro to get Touch ID in biggest ever refresh

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Sadly you'll have to wait until the end of the year to get one!
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Apple is set to give its MacBook Pro lineup their “most significant upgrade ever,” according to respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

Kuo claims that Apple’s new high-end laptops will boast a thinner and lighter form factor (just as you’d expect), but will also include Touch ID and an OLED display touch bar to replace physical function keys on the keyboard, as well as employing the same metal injection molded hinges and butterfly mechanism keyboard seen on the 12-inch MacBook.

How to save webpages to iBooks on iOS

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Save your favourite FNF articles as a PDF.
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A few weeks ago, I showed you how to turn text into a spoken iTunes track to allow you to read your favourite Cult of Mac articles on the move, whilst being offline.

But what if you just want to read your articles yourself, instead of having them read to you? Or how about printing out a webpage from your iPhone or iPad?

Well in my latest Quick Tips video, I’m going to show  you how to save webpages to iBooks, to read at a later time.

Check the video out below.

Stay splashy: Ultimate summer speaker gets an upgrade

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The UE Roll 2 is ready to rock you through your splashy summer.
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The UE Roll, a UFO-shaped Bluetooth speaker that’s built to withstand the rigors of your super-splashy summer, is getting a welcome upgrade. Much like this year’s refreshed MacBook line, the UE Roll 2 packs performance enhancements (and a new paint job) into a product we already know and love.

With its “lifeproof” design, and a beefy bungee cord built right in, it’s the ultimate “take your tunes anywhere” speaker. Only now it’s a wee bit better.

Prepare to break into the booming business of iOS coding [Deals]

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iOS is a wide open field for developers, and building apps is one of the most lucrative skills you can have. This bundle of more than 100 hours of top-level lessons from Bitfountain give you those skills. It’s a soup-to-nuts set of comprehensive lessons that make a perfect introduction for the beginner, and will hone the skills of even seasoned coders. Right now you can sign up for just $40 at Cult of Mac Deals.