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The worm has turned, or: this week's rundown of Apple-related stories


It's the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and that means stories from all parts of tech, from currved televisions to wireless connections for your toothbrush of the future -- except from Apple of course. They don't attend CES. However, they always manage to slip into the news cycle either by luck, chance or just plain shrewd countermarketing. Here are just some of the stories that involved the company this week.

It seems only fitting to start a new column about Apple thingies on the 8th anniversary of the first iPhone Keynote. Relive that magical time by watching it. ">watching it.

And whether Apple was happy to have made the news in this respect or not, here are two articles on security concerns. From Ars Technica: Spotlight search in OS X Yosemite exposes private user details to spammers, and from PC World: Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords ">Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords

New year's day may be a blur to some. But to Apple it was a boom for the App Store with more than 500 million dollars made on that one special day set aside for college football and hangovers. Outside the United States though, app store prices see changes in 2015, as reported by Apple Iisider. ">app store prices see changes in 2015, as reported by Apple Iisider.

In other software news, iWork apps for Apple updated with the all-encompassing "bug fixes" tag in release notes. Via IMore. ">iWork apps for Apple updated with the all-encompassing "bug fixes" tag in release notes. Via IMore.

From Engadget, Evernote adds scanning to its apps for iPhone and iPad.

Next, rumors and reality in hardware news: Two articles from 9to5Mac, Appleā€™s next major Mac revealed: the radically new 12-inch MacBook Air and Apple to start selling SIM-free iPhone 6 & 6 Plus in the US. ">Apple to start selling SIM-free iPhone 6 & 6 Plus in the US.

And when it comes to pairing your iDevice with accessories to make it even better, here's an article from Apple Vis on the VarioUltra 20. by Baum from Scott Davert. ">VarioUltra 20. by Baum from Scott Davert.

And now for the more outlandish ... iPhone Separation Anxiety Is Real, Study Says. The Huffington Post brings us that gem. ">iPhone Separation Anxiety Is Real, Study Says. The Huffington Post brings us that gem.

So there's a short summary of recent Apple news. Be sure to check back in next week for more. And if we missed something big, let us know in the comments section.

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.


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