GameStop might generate the vast majority of its revenue from gaming, but the company is looking to expand rapidly in tech.
Speaking during a conference call after releasing fourth-quarter earnings last Thursday, GameStop said that its Technology Brands division — which includes all of the company’s Simply Mac, Spring Mobile, and Aio Wireless stores — will expand by 300 to 400 stores in the next 12 months. Some of the stores will be new premises opened as part of the company’s growth strategy, while others will join GameStop’s Technology Brands through acquisitions.
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The return policy for the iPhone just became a little less lenient as Apple has officially dropped the grace period from 30 days to 14 days. 9to5Mac came across the change on Apple’s website on Wednesday after retail sources confirmed that a new policy would be implemented on March 13th. The iPhone was the only device for sale at the Apple Store that offered 30 days for returns, both online and at retail locations, whereas every other product was subject to a 14 day return policy. This change will bring the iPhone in line with the rest of the merchandise. It’s worth noting that even with 30 days to return an iPhone, consumers were still liable for early termination fees and other penalties from their carriers after just 14 days. The new policy should eliminate the confusion altogether.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Silicon Valley yesterday to promote investments in the Israeli technology industry, his communications office said Thursday in a statement.
Netanyahu was briefed Apple’s operations in Israel, where the company has been present for two and a half years, by Apple CEO Tim Cook and other members of management. Netanyahu invited Cook to visit Israel and proposed that Apple begin activity at the national cyber park in Be’er Sheva.
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Users of iOS devices will find themselves with a new software update to install, thanks to a certificate validation flaw in the mobile popular OS. While Apple provides very little information when disclosing security issues, the company said that an attacker with a ‘privileged network position could capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS.
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Although Apple is very close to being done with iOS 7.1, iPhone users may have to wait a little longer to finally get their hands on an update. One of 9to5Mac’s sources says that the final version of iOS 7.1 won’t be available until March and that it won’t include any secret surprises that we weren’t expecting. Instead it will include “some user-interface tweaks in the Phone app, an improved Calendar app, speed improvements, and numerous bug-fixes,” 9to5Mac writes.
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Apple has released a new video celebrating the 30th anniversary of Mac. Apple says the video below was shot entirely with iPhones over the course of a single day. 15 camera crews were sent out across the world on January 24th with the goal of documenting “people doing amazing things with Apple products.”Apple captured over 70 hours of footage during the various shoots.
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Apple released the iOS 7.0.5 update on earlier today, a very minor update for iOS 7 that should fix network issues for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in China.
Apple’s update is about 30MB in size, meaning, those with compatible iPhones should be able to download and install the update in no time at all. Once installed, the update should tackle some of the cellular issues that users have apparently been encountering in Apple’s previous versions of iOS 7.
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Apple today announced earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2014, revealing that it sold 51 million iPhones and 26 million iPads. According to those figures, the company’s iPhone sales were up 6.7 percent year-over-year while its iPad sales were up 13.5 percent year-over-year.
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Foxconn has apparently started producing iPhones with sapphire displays, Taiwanese publication Apple Daily has learned, with the Chinese manufacturer expected to make 100 iPhone units with such display cover glass.
This isn’t the first time Apple is associated with sapphire usage in mobile devices. The current iPhones have cameras with sapphire protection, and the iPhone 5s’ fingerprint scanner is also guarded by sapphire glass. Furthermore, Apple already has at least one patent on sapphire glass use in smartphones, and has confirmed during an interview last week that its Arizona plant will produce sapphire glass, without revealing what devices will use it in the future.
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It’s been 30 years since Apple first launched the Macintosh, and this week has been littered with clever tributes to the computer. Members of the Boston Computer Society, however, have unearthed a big treasure in the history of the machine. A week after a bow tie-sporting Steve Jobs famously pulled the machine out of a bag at the company’s shareholder meeting, the CEO made a second presentation at Boston’s John Hancock Hall.
The video hasn’t been shown off publicly for the better part of 30 years, but has now been archived at the Computer History Museum. While the original remains the first unveiling of the unit, this 96-minute video offers new insight into how users, rather than shareholders, embraced the computer at its launch.
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