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Knock knock. Who's there? Oh, just some Apple news for Tuesday, August 5th.

Will Apple drop Intel chips anytime soon?

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Will Apple ever abandon Intel and use its own ARM processors to power the Mac instead? When the company first released its A7 chip for iOS devices, former Apple exec Jean Louis Gassee rejected such speculation. But now he's having second thoughts.

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Judge approves Apple e-books price-fixing settlement

Apple's agreement to pay $400 million to consumers depends on the outcome of its appeal

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Tim Cook welcomes Beats to the Apple family

Apple's CEO took to Twitter to greet the new acquisition, and both companies have posted messages on their websites.

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Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

Microsoft issues updates to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for the Apple iPad, with some handy new features.

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Modbook launches Kickstarter campaign for Modbook Pro X Mac tablet

For only $2,000 or so, you can convert the upgraded MacBook Pro to a 15.4-inch Mac tablet.

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Two Apple acquisitions aim to help improve book, radio recommendations

The company acquired services BookLamp and Swell, both of which focus on analyzing and recommending different kinds of content for readers and listeners.

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Why sapphire iPhone screens could be Apple's next big thing

Rumors have it that the next iPhone will be equipped with a sapphire screen. That's a far cry from the original iPod, in which plastic reigned supreme.

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Why you should care about CloudKit

Coming with iOS and Yosemite, CloudKit will make massive-scale data synchronization easy and inexpensive, opening the door for a whole new class of apps.