Apple Online Store Opens in Turkey With Full Product Lineup

Apple opened its online store to customers in Turkey today, bringing direct ordering of its full lineup of products to the the country’s 74 million residents.

Apple is set to open its first Turkish retail store in Instanbul at the beginning of 2014, with several other stores in the country in the pipeline. Earlier this year, Apple launched its online store in Russia as international sales make up an increasing portion of Apple’s revenue.

Turkey is not part of the first round of countries selling the iPad Air.

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Keep Track Of Your Kids On Halloween With Two New Amazing Apps [Daily Freebie]

Keeping tabs on your brood this Halloween? Sure, you could use Apple’s Find My Friends. But it doesn’t have as many cool features as these two new apps, and it also can’t track Android phones — while these two apps…Read more ›

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App Store Promo Suggests Redesigned ‘Remote’ App Coming Soon

A promotion occasionally visible on the Colombian App Store suggests Apple will soon be releasing an updated version of the Remote app that allows control of Apple TV and Mac/PC iTunes installations from iOS devices, complete with an iOS 7 redesign.

It’s not the first hint that Apple has a redesign in the works – some users have noticed that the most recent release of iTunes has a new Remote icon as well.

The last major update to Remote occurred nearly a year ago with support for iTunes 11, with a bug fix release coming this past January. Last week, Apple released updates for Podcasts, iTunes Movie Trailers, and Find My iPhone apps with iOS 7 redesigns, along with redesigned versions of the iWork and iLife suites.

Aside from Remote, iTunes U and Find My Friends are also awaiting iOS 7 redesigns.

Remote is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Apple Discontinues Original Smart Cases and Covers Despite Continued Sales of iPad 2 [iOS Blog]

Apple appears to have discontinued the iPad Smart Cases and Smart Covers designed to fit the second, third, and fourth-generation iPads.

As noted by iLounge, Apple’s Online Store is no longer offering the products online for shipping, but there are a limited number of cases and covers (in dark gray) that can be ordered for in store pickup. It is possible that retail stores may also have other colors as well, but the covers and cases for the older iPads can no longer be obtained online and will have a limited lifespan in stores too.

While it makes sense to discontinue the older varieties of Smart Cases and Covers to prevent customers from confusing them with the newer options developed for the iPad mini and the iPad Air, it is an odd move considering Apple still sells the iPad 2 to customers. The iPad 2 can only be used with a traditional Smart Cover or Smart Case, and is incompatible with the newly released iPad Air accessories.

Though Apple is no longer selling Smart Covers and Cases for the iPad 2 and other now-discontinued iPads, it does still list a number of third party options on its website. Currently, the remaining in-store Smart Cases are selling for $49, while the Smart Covers are available for $39.




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Samsung Tops Apple In J.D. Power’s Latest Tablet Satisfaction Survey

Apple was bested by Samsung in the results of J.D. Power’s latest tablet customer satisfaction survey, marking the first time that Apple hasn’t come out ontop in the rankings in over two years. Samsung was the only tablet manufacturer to…Read more ›

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Apple Bans App Devs From Using Gold iPhone 5s In Promotional Materials

In what little advertising attention the iPhone 5s has received from Apple, the device’s new gold color option has been the main focal point. There are both TV and print ads in circulation that tout the gold, and the gold…Read more ›

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Clear Those Annoying Notifications Without Leaving The Lock Screen In iOS 7 [iOS Tips]

I like some notifications. I try to keep it down to a dull roar, of course, but I enjoy knowing when I get a phone call, text message, and email from specific clients or friends. It’s just that when I…Read more ›

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How To Survive Tomorrow’s Crazy Launch Lines And Get The iPad Air You Want

So Apple won’t let you pre-order the iPad Air and the very thought of waiting in front of an Apple Store for eight hours send spasms of dread from your eye sockets all the way down to nether regions you…Read more ›

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Western Digital Warns External Hard Drive Customers Over Mavericks Data Loss

Western Digital has emailed customers warning them about possible data loss when connecting external hard drives to Macs with OS X Mavericks installed.

The MacRumors Forums, Western Digital’s forums, and Apple’s Support Communities all have threads about lost data after connecting Western Digital external hard drives to computers after updating to Mavericks.

In an email to customers, Western Digital warned about using its WD Drive Manager, WD Raid Manager, and WD SmartWare software products with Mavericks and suggests customers uninstall those applications before upgrading to Mavericks, or, if they already have upgraded, to uninstall those applications immediately.

Dear WD Registered Customer,

As a valued WD customer we want to make you aware of new reports of Western Digital and other external HDD products experiencing data loss when updating to Apple’s OS X Mavericks (10.9). WD is urgently investigating these reports and the possible connection to the WD Drive Manager, WD Raid Manager and WD SmartWare software applications. Until the issue is understood and the cause identified, WD strongly urges our customers to uninstall these software applications before updating to OS X Mavericks (10.9), or delay upgrading. If you have already upgraded to Mavericks, WD recommends that you remove these applications and restart your computer.

The WD Drive Manager, WD Raid Manager, and WD SmartWare software applications are not new and have been available from WD for many years, however solely as a precaution WD has removed these applications from our website as we investigate this issue.

Sincerely,
Western Digital

Most of the complaints seem to center around Western Digital drives, but the company does say other drives could have issues as well.

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251.4 Million Smartphones Were Sold Last Quarter, And 81.3% Were Running Android

Worldwide smartphones shipments reached a whopping 251.4 million units during the third quarter of 2013, up 45% from the 172.8 million units sold during the same quarter last year, and 81.3% of them were running Android. The iPhone’s share fell…Read more ›

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