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Apple developer conference ticket lottery opens today

Apple announced today that it is opening a lottery for developers interested in purchasing tickets to the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). The lottery will run from today until April 7, in a stark contrast to previous years, when tickets have sold out in under two minutes. The Microsoft Build conference, taking place this week… Read More

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Apple vs. Microsoft, Google and Amazon: Why the future of ‘computing’ is a free-for-all

Talking about Apple’s new Mac lineup yesterday, CEO Tim Cook had this to say about the unnamed “competition.” “They’re confused,” Cook said, showing the slide above to represent Apple’s view of the competition’s direction. “They chased after netbooks. Now they’re trying to make PCs into tablets and tablets into PCs. Who knows what they will… Read More

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Apple’s next Mac OS X update is free, available today

Apple just took traditional pricing for operating system updates, and turned it on its head. During Apple’s special event this morning in San Francisco, the company announced that OS 10.9 “Mavericks,” its latest update to the Mac OS, will be available for a free download from the Mac App Store today, on compatible systems dating… Read More

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Apple to preview ‘the future of iOS and Mac OS X’

Apple this morning posted the splash page promoting its WorldWide Developer Conference, promising a “preview of the future of iOS and Mac OS X” at the June event — and prompting the usual flurry of speculation about what the company might have up its sleeve. This may be reading too much into the language, but… Read More