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Did WWDC Really Sell Out In 2 Minutes, Or Is Apple Covering Up?

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WWDC tickets sold out unbelievably quickly this year. We knew it was highly unlikely they’d be available for as long as the two hours it took them to sell out last year, but we also weren’t expecting them all to disappear in under two minutes.

But did Apple really sell out of WWDC tickets that fast?

The Cupertino company has since been calling developers to offer them a place at its event this June, and that’s led some to question whether all tickets were really sold or whether Apple’s too embarrassed to admit that its servers couldn’t cope with the demand they received when tickets went on sale.

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Use Messages To Schedule Events In Mountain Lion’s Calendar App [OS X Tips]

Use Messages To Schedule Events In Mountain Lion’s Calendar App [OS X Tips]

Mac OS X has had the ability to recognize data like dates, times, and phone numbers for a while now. If you’re using the Mail app, you can right click on a recognized date and add it to the Calendar app. If you right click on a phone number, you can add it to the Contacts app. Pretty neat, right?

But what you may not have known, however, is that the app you can see iMessages in from anyone on an iOS or OS X device, Messages, is also able to recognize this data, making adding Calendar events from within Messages super easy. Here’s how to do it.

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Apple’s iPad Mini Event Will Be Live Streamed To Your Apple TV [Update: And Your Mac & iOS Device, Too]

Apple’s iPad Mini Event Will Be Live Streamed To Your Apple TV [Update: And Your Mac & iOS Device, Too]

Hooray!

When Apple holds a press event to announce its latest gadget, the vast majority of us are frantically refreshing our favorite websites in an effort to keep up with the news as it’s breaking. It’s not often we get to watch the event live.

But sometimes, Apple treats us to a live video feed. And it’s doing that today for the much-anticipated iPad mini event.

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Apple Announces September 19th Release Date For iOS 6 [iPhone 5 Event]

Apple Announces September 19th Release Date For iOS 6 [iPhone 5 Event]

Apple just announced when iOS 6 is coming out, and it’s sooner than the iPhone 5: it’ll show up on September 19th.

It will support the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod touch.

If September 19th’s launch day, the GM has to be coming out today. Stay tuned to Cult of Mac: when it’s here, we’ll let you know.

Sprint Reduces iPhone 4S To Just $149, Waives Activation Fee For Online Orders

Sprint Reduces iPhone 4S To Just $149, Waives Activation Fee For Online Orders

But is it a good time to buy?

Sprint has a warehouse full of iPhone 4S units it needs to shift before Apple announces the new iPhone in September, which is great news for consumers. If you don’t plan on picking up the sixth-generation device later this year, you can now grab its predecessor for just $149 with a two-year contract. And if you buy online, Sprint will waive the $36 activation fee, too.

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98% Of Apple Retail Stores In U.S. Have No Apple TV Stock Left Ahead Of Rumored Refresh

98% Of Apple Retail Stores In U.S. Have No Apple TV Stock Left Ahead Of Rumored Refresh

Stock of the Apple TV has been quickly dwindling across Apple retail stores in the U.S. in recent months, fueling speculation that the device will soon be replaced by a new model with the “J33’ codename that recently popped up in the company’s iOS 5.1 beta software.

One report claims that 98% of Apple retail stores in the U.S. now have no Apple TV stock at all.

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How To Stream The Grammy Awards Live Tonight On Your iPhone And iPad

How To Stream The Grammy Awards Live Tonight On Your iPhone And iPad

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held tonight at 8:00 PM at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. You can stream the event live, including the pre-show this afternoon, for free on your mobile devices.

Thanks to the free GRAMMY Live app in the App Store, you can stream today’s festivities to your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

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Apple Will Hold ‘Unusual’ Event In February, But It Won’t Be To Unveil The iPad 3

Apple Will Hold ‘Unusual’ Event In February, But It Won’t Be To Unveil The iPad 3

Dreams of an iPad 3 announcement this month have been shattered by the same publication that initially claimed when the device would get its grand unveiling. It is now reporting the much-anticipated third-generation device won’t be uncovered until March — as we had always expected — but that Apple still has plans for an “unusual” event this month.

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Apple Posts Full Video Of Today’s Incredible Education Event In NYC

Apple Posts Full Video Of Today’s Incredible Education Event In NYC

If you missed this morning’s Education Event at the Guggenheim in New York City and our live blog coverage wasn’t good enough for you, Apple has posted up the full footage of the event over on their site. You can stream it here or download through iTunes here.

It was a fantastic event, but man, do I wish Steve could have been there.

Apple To Announce “GarageBand For eBooks” During Thursday’s Education Event [Rumor]

Apple To Announce “GarageBand For eBooks” During Thursday’s Education Event [Rumor]

Not much is known about Apple’s upcoming event on Thursday, January 19th. The entire industry seems to agree that Apple is ready to lead the way into a new frontier of digital textbooks through the iBookstore. Others suggest that the announcement will focus on making the world of digital publishing more attractive to authors — think “GarageBand for eBooks.”

Apple has reportedly been working with multiple publishers for months in preparation for its top secret event this week. Publishing house McGraw-Hill is expected to be one of the publishing houses present at the announcement at the Guggenheim museum in New York City.

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