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Microsoft offers Apple users $650 off to trade a MacBook for a Surface | TechCrunch

The new Surface Book got lost in the shuffle this week. Understandably so. It did, after all, get third billing at Microsoft’s own event in New York this..

Source: Microsoft offers Apple users $650 off to trade a MacBook for a Surface | TechCrunch

Apple ratchets up App Store security | Apple – CNET News

Apple battens down the security hatches by requiring users to create security questions and identify a backup e-mail address.

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iOS and iTunes users have been bumping into new and stricter security measures as they use their accounts.

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Apple working to adopt 802.11ac 5G Gigabit WiFi this year

Apple is expected to rapidly deploy support for the new 802.11ac specification this year, adding so called “Gigibit WiFi” to new AirPort base stations, Time Capsule, Apple TV, notebooks and potentially its mobile devices.

The new 802.11ac standard achieves much faster wireless networking speeds than the existing 802.11n specification (in use on the latest Mac, AirPort and iOS devices) by using 2 to 4 times the frequency bandwidth (from 80 to 160MHz), more efficient data transfers through sophisticated modulation, and more antennas (up to 8; existing standards support up to 4, while Apple’s Macs currently use up to 3).

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