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iPod Shuffle Stock Dwindles at Apple Retail and Online Stores

8:54 AM, Jan. 8th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · iPod

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Those looking to spend Christmas money on a new iPod shuffle may have to wait a few days to pick one up. Apple’s diminutive iPod is out of stock at many Apple Retail Stores, and shows a 7-10 business day shipping delay at Apple’s online store, with no word on when supply will improve.

Don’t Download this OS X Themed North Korean Operating System

8:23 AM, Jan. 8th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · News

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North Korea has its own operating system, a custom version of Linux called 'Red Star' that's been skinned to look just like OS X. Thanks to a recent leak, you can now download and install Red Star yourself, although we wouldn't recommend it. Instead, why not check out these screenshots?

iOS 8 Adoption Nears 70 Percent, Still Trails iOS 7’s Pace

11:00 AM, Jan. 7th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · iPhone

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Apple this week updated its App Store Distribution report, revealing that iOS 8 adoption among current Apple devices has continued to grow, reaching 68 percent as of January 5. That’s an 8 percent increase from the last update, but still well behind the pace set by iOS 7 during its first three months in 2013.

Apple’s Share of New Smartphone Sales Grew Worldwide Through November 2014

9:55 AM, Jan. 7th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · iPhone

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Apple’s worldwide share of smartphone sales surged in most countries for the three months ending November 2014, compared to a year earlier, according to data released Wednesday from research firm Kantar Worldpanel. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus helped Apple grow its share of smartphone sales in every country measured except for Japan.