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Breathing new life into old Mac Pros

What kind of boost can you get if you upgrade your old Mac Pro, instead of buying a new one? Macworld Lab ran a series of tests to find out.

Angela Ahrendts could spark a retail revolution

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Looking for some non-CES reading this morning? Check out this fascinating profile on Apple's soon-to-be-head-of-retail, Angela Ahrendts, from Fast Company's Jeff Chu.

Hypercritical's 2013 Apple Scorecard

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Hypercritical's John Siracusa took a look at his 2013 expectations for Apple and how they compared to the company's actual performance. Spoiler: the Apple TV may need to complete some extra credit work in 2014.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Light and sound

This week's roundup of gear for your iOS devices includes a Bluetooth speaker that's also an LED lightbulb for your lamp. We've also got new ways to sync, and ways to bring your iPad into the workplace.

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Apple, China Mobile reportedly close to a deal

China's largest telecom could single-handedly boost iPhone sales by 20 percent.

Apple by the numbers: Mac not dead yet

Sure, sales numbers for Apple's laptops and desktops are down, and the Mac contributes less than ever to the company's bottom line. But the iconic computer remains vital to Apple's future.

Inside Apple’s Spaceship headquarters with 24 new renderings

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Wired uncovers as-yet-unseen images buried in Cupertino's municipal archive of Apple's future campus. Here's a slideshow of more than 20 pretty pictures.

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iPhone 5s props up Apple's market share in China, but Samsung still leads

With the arrival of the iPhone 5s, Apple regained its spot among the top five smartphone makers in China during the third quarter.

Apple CEO Cook urges congressional support for antidiscrimination bill

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Tim Cook presses congress to pass measures protecting against employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Samsung's share grows while Apple's declines in Q3 smartphone market

Samsung Electronics continued to dominate the smartphone market in the third quarter, which also saw quarterly shipments cross 250 million for the first time, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

on techhive.com

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Apple revenues up but net profits down in fourth quarter

Apple announced its financial results for the 2013 fiscal year. Predictably, iPhone sales were up nicely, but once again Mac sales fell.

Linksys to resume building network hardware for small- to medium-size businesses

Cisco reduced the Linksys brand to a home-network player, but Belkin plans to resurrect the brand's status in the SMB market.

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Xero launches QuickBooks conversion service

Web-based small business accounting service promises easy migration from Intuit’s market-leading desktop software.

on pcworld.com