Apple ditches discounts, goes with gift cards for Black Friday sale

Apple earlier today launched its annual Black Friday sale, but rather than directly discount hardware — as it’s done for years — it offered gift cards of up to $150 with a purchase. And has become habitual, some resellers either slashed prices directly or bundled gift cards of larger amounts than Apple. The sale provided Apple Store gift cards of $150 with the purchase of any new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or iMac. An...

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iPad Air Receiving Glowing Reviews

iPad apps are like no other. Because they’re designed just for iPad, they look amazing and use every pixel of the beautiful display. iPad Air comes with great built-in apps for the everyday things you do, like checking email and surfing the web. To help you be even more creative and productive, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are now available for free. And over 475,000 other incredible iPad apps are just a tap...

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A guide to street photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus

Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we’ll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical wisdom about what engages their eyes, brains and fingers in the moments before they shoot. We learned about manual exposure in the...

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Wikimedia is liable for contents of Wikipedia articles, German court rules

The story, “Wikimedia is liable for contents of Wikipedia articles, German court rules,” posted to the wire Wednesday, incorrectly stated in the ninth paragraph the name of the organization to which standard reporting guidelines apply. See the article here: Wikimedia is liable for contents of Wikipedia articles, German court rules LUMIX GX7...

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Survey Says iPhone, iPad Top Kids’ Wish List

It may well be that they’re fleeing Facebook for sexier climes. But please don’t think that today’s American teens are talking about a revolution. Unless you have in mind a magical one. For a survey of their deepest holiday season needs reveals a certain stasis in their hearts. Performed on behalf of online cash-back shopping site Ebates, the survey probed deeply into the desires of 12- to 17-year-olds. 88 percent of...

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