Refurbished 2014 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Now Available in Apple’s Online Store [Mac Blog]

By Juli Clover

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Apple today added several new models of the current 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro to its online store for refurbished products, marking their first availability at a lower cost since their July 2014 launch date.

There are six different models available, which are currently mistakenly listed under the 13-inch Retina …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

Apple’s Lead in Tablet Market Share Shrinks as Consumer Satisfaction Slips Slightly

By Kelly Hodgkins

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Apple continues to rank among the world’s top tablet manufacturers both in customer satisfaction and shipments, according to reports released today by J.D Power and IDC, although the company is showing some signs of weakness as lower-cost competitors gain momentum and consumers look for more innovation in Apple’s …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

Flipboard for iOS Updated with New ‘Topics’ Feature and Redesigned Look [iOS Blog]

By Richard Padilla

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Flipboard today updated its iOS app to version 3.0, bringing a refreshed design along with a number of new features for gathering and consuming content. The app now allows users to choose from over 30,000 topics to follow, with each topic containing stories from publishers, websites, and magazines curated …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

‘Microsoft Health’ App for Upcoming Wearable Leaks as Google Launches HealthKit Rival

By Husain Sumra

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As Apple completes the launch of HealthKit and the Health app for iOS, its competitors Microsoft and Google have been preparing their own entrances into the health sector. Today, Microsoft apps for an upcoming fitness wearable have leaked in app stores as Google launched a new HealthKit-like initiative.

In …read more

Source: MacRumors.com