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Mapping iOS 8, loyal Apples, and a Haunted Empire

What's cooking in the pot of Apple news this fine Tuesday morning? I'm glad you asked. Here are some of the stories that caught our interest.

Apple's friends of the court, iTunes U, and App Camp for Girls

Don't worry about diving into the madness that is your RSS feed: We've got you covered. Here are some of the more prominent Apple stories making the rounds this Thursday.

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Apple CFO Oppenheimer to retire in September

The long-serving financial chief will be succeeded by the company's current corporate controller, Luca Maestri, beginning in June.

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Deploying Apple devices in business and schools just got easier

Apple's also published a document that details how several security systems in iOS work, and been deemed the most admired company in the world for a seventh straight time.

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Why 2014 could be the year mobile payments explode on the iPhone

Mobile-payment apps for iOS are growing quickly, positioning Apple for a dominant position in the burgeoning field.

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Apple signals more aggressive move into the enterprise

At Monday's earnings call, Apple execs made it clear in lots of little ways that they have their eyes on the enterprise market for iOS.

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This is Tim: Apple CEO on iPhones, China, and the drive to disrupt

At Monday's earnings call with analysts, Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to a wide range of questions with his usual caution. But he did let drop a few choice morsels. Here's our transcript of his responses.

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Rebounding Mac, plummeting iPod highlight winning Apple quarter

Record-setting sales of iPhones and iPads and more Macs sold fail to boost Apple's bottom line.

iOS devices find a home in businesses

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Despite Apple's historically low sales in the business market, iPhones and iPads have increasingly permeated the corporate world, from utility companies to multinational tech companies.

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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.