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Encryption at the Heart of New Apple File System (APFS)

Yesterday’s Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) announced a range of enhancements to its software development platforms, including a completely new filesystem, Apple File System (APFS), to succeed HFS+ which has been in use since 1998. Embed from Getty Images Times have changed since the days of spinning hard drives and floppy disks, and APFS is designed to reflect that. The […]

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Apple ‘Juice’! Will New Apple Energy Subsidiary Sell to Consumers?

Apple has set up a new subsidiary company called Apple Energy LLC to manage the sale of surplus energy from its new headquarters in Cupertino, California. Apple Campus 2, dubbed the ‘Spaceship’ for its futuristic architecture, is currently under construction (as we showed last week), and apparently on schedule to meet Tim Cooke’s promise that the […]

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Apple Announces a Wave of New Products

Yesterday Apple announced a wave of new products, not just new iPhones, but a new iPad as well and a major upgrade to Apple TV. iPhone 6s and 6s Plus introduce a new dimension, literally, with the new 3D Touch. These devices sense not just where you place your fingers on the display, but also how hard […]

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Plenty for Developers to Play With at WWDC 2015

Apple’s Wordwide Developers Conference, WWDC, kicked off yesterday in San Francisco with a raft of announcements about products and platforms we’re likely to see in the months ahead. As well as new versions of OSX (El Capitan) and iOS (9.0), and split-screen multitasking on the iPad, there’s also an SDK for developing native apps on which run […]

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Irish Customers Overcome Hiccups to Order Apple Watch using Parcel Motel

There’s still no official release date for the Apple Watch in Ireland, but some eager Irish gadget-fans have already pre-ordered from Apple UK, thanks to Parcel Motel’s UK Delivery Address service. Orla Shiels, General Manager at Parcel Motel, explained how it works: “Here at Parcel Motel we offer our customers a ‘UK Delivery Address’ service which allows our users […]

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Apple Watch Widens the Class Gap for Trendy Tech

So the Apple Watch has arrived, and with it a new class distinction in technology. Traditionally, owning an Apple product has been something of a status symbol, marking the owner as a person of discernment, taste and means. Now you can really show off your means with the Watch Edition in Apple-patented 18-karat gold costing up to $17,000! While that […]

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Irish CEO Pitches Cool Baking Gadget in Scoble’s Kitchen [Video]

Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers – and to the many people in Ireland and elsewhere who celebrate it too! Here’s a seasonable tummy-themed video from Robert Scoble’s Facebook, featuring an Irish CEO making muffins in Robert’s kitchen. Post by Robert Scoble.   “Cooking is an art, but baking is a science” explains Ben Harris, CEO […]

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Tim Cook Comes Out: “I’m Proud to be Gay”

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has publicly declared that he is gay, in an editorial published today in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. #455048252 / gettyimages.com He writes that he has been “open with many people” about his sexuality for many years, but that coming from “humble roots”, he doesn’t seek to draw attention to himself. However, he says that he […]

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Irish Company owns iWatch Trademark in Europe

#455056638 / gettyimages.com Why didn’t Apple call their new wearable device the iWatch? One possible reason is that the trademark iWatch was already registered and owned by an Irish company. When Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the Apple Watch last month, he broke with long-standing convention in Apple product naming which dates back to the introduction of the iMac […]

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