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Apple Confirms Black Friday 2013 Event
Apple has confirmed that it will be offering Black Friday deals in the online store as well as in retail stores on the 29th of November. The special pricing will be available from midnight to midnight in the online Apple Store. Shipping will be free without a minimum purchase price.
There is no word from Apple as to what savings will be offered. The last Black Friday event offered by Apple, they savings included $100 off MacBooks and several smaller discounts off products including iPods, iPads, etc.
Apple's Plan To Integrate iBeacon In Retail Stores
Apple has a new "iBeacons" feature present in iOS 7′s software development kit (SDK), and according to a recent report, the Cupertino, Calif. company is planning on integrating the technology within its Apple Retail Stores in the near future.
The feature uses Bluetooth low energy (LE) to provide a detailed "indoor GPS" system, and it’s thought that Apple's technology, referred to as iBeacons, will particularly help with customer sales and other services in the retail industry.
Now, however, 9to5mac is claiming that Apple Retail Stores will be the first to take advantage of iBeacons, and that customers will be able to access the technology using a compatible iDevice running an updated version of the Apple Store app. Read more @ Appadvice
Apple's iPad Mini w/ Retina Display Now Available
Apple announced that its new iPad Mini with a Retina Display will be available starting today at Apple's online store. The tablet, which was announced last month, still has a smaller 7.9-inch display than the full-size iPad, but now that display has significantly better resolution.
The 2048 x 1536 resolution screen is much crisper, making photos, videos and text appear sharper. The tablet starts now at $399, rather than the $329 the original Mini cost. However, Apple is still keeping that original, lower-resolution Mini on shelves for $299.
Of course, the two smaller tablet siblings are also joined by the iPad Air, which has a larger 9.7-inch display and a higher $499 starting price. The Air and the new iPad Mini with Retina really only differ in size. They both have Apple's new A7 processor, a similar design and Retina Displays. Apple will also still offer the iPad 2 for $399. Read more @ ABC News
Adobe Hacked: 38m Users Affected
Adobe launched Creative Cloud in April 2012. More than 38 million customers' details are now known to have been accessed in recent hack.
The recent data breach at Adobe that exposed user account information and prompted a flurry of password reset emails impacted at least 38 million users, the company now says.
It also appears the already massive source code heist included the company's Photoshop family of graphical design software in addition to Reader and Acrobat.
In a breach first revealed on October 3, Adobe said hackers had stolen nearly 3 million encrypted customer credit card records, as well as login data for an undetermined number of user accounts.
At the time, a massive trove of stolen Adobe account data viewed by KrebsOnSecurity indicated that – in addition to the credit card records – tens of millions of user accounts across various Adobe online properties may have been compromised in the break-in. It was difficult to fully examine many of the files on the hackers' server housing the stolen source because many of the directories were password protected, and Adobe was reluctant to speculate on the total number of users potentially impacted. Read more @ the Sydney Morning Herald
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