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Krisette is a technology writer who loves to cover disruptive technologies, trends, and a myriad of rumors and news updates. To satiate the inconsolable longing to feed her gadget addiction, she simply writes and tinker her gadgets for reviews. You may follow her blurbs, too! @krisettecapati

Groupon app updated for U.S. and U.K. users

The Groupon app has been updated to feature new Nearby and Freebies tabs, an improved user experience in mailbox, new categories, and more. With hundreds of deals and a daily dose of updates from different local merchants, users can find the best travel, shopping, and activities tagged at their lowest prices.

Apple reduces iPhone 5 trade-in value

Users who want to trade in their iPhone 5 for credit towards a newer model will find less value for their legacy devices, as Apple has slashed the trade-in-value by $45. Once as high as $270 at Apple Stores, the iPhone 5 trade-in value is now listed at $225. This offer is available to U.S. and Canada Apple stores only.

Pangu untethered jailbreak supports iOS 7.1.2

Have you updated your firmware already? If you’re having second thoughts and would like to try the Pangu untethered jailbreak solution that was released last week, it’s your lucky day; the developers have already rolled out an updated version, compatible with the latest iOS 7.1.2.

Apple launches back to school promotion for Mac, iDevice purchases

Apple has launched its Back to School Promotion as the school year shopping season kicks-off. Students who purchase Mac models (except the Mac mini) are eligible to receive a $100 gift card, while iPad and iPhone buyers are entitled to a $50 gift card.

Official lease plan shows Apple Store location in Marlborough, Massachusetts

It was just recently that Apple began hiring for the future retail store at Marlborough, Massachusetts, and now an anonymous tipster has revealed its exact location—a leaked document of the Solomon Pond Mall’s official lease plan surfaced, and Apple will occupy a T-shaped space that covers 7,400 square-feet, beside Clark’s store on the lower level.

Waze loaded with new and improved features for on the road escapades

Waze is getting better and smarter with version 3.8.0 rolled out on Wednesday. Stay connected with friends and family, keep safe while on the road, and let your personal GPS voice assistant do the work until to reach your desired location.

Review: Pocomaru iPro Folio Stand Case Type 01

Have you found the right case for your tablet? I’ve always wanted something durable, while at the same time trendy for my iPad 3. I’ve been using the Pocomaru iPro Folio Stand Case Type 01 case for a few months now, and in terms of durability, weight, and functionality, especially when typing I’d give it a thumbs up.

Apple introduces entry-level iMac at $1,099

Apple has officially launched the new entry-level 21.5-inch 1.4GHz iMac with a starting price of $1,099. While the physical and general desktop configurations remain untouched, specifications were modified under the hood. It is powered by 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz with a 8GB memory, 500 GB hard drive, and Intel HD Graphics 5000.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grants Apple 31 new patents

Apple was granted patents for the designs of the iPhone 5 with the new lightning connector released in September 2012, EarPods, U.I. related to Game Center, and the invention of their legacy earphones that come with a remote and microphone.

Facebook Messenger now supports 15-second video clip sharing

The Facebook Messenger app for iPhone now supports 15-second video clip sharing to friends (akin to Instagram’s video clip feature). Users can shoot and share the clip within the app instantly.

Apple to replace some faulty European iPhone USB adapters

Apple has initiated a replacement program of European iPhone USB adapters after the company discovered that some of them sold as a standalone accessory or bundled with the iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4s may overheat and could pose a safety risk. The faulty models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012.

Apple launches new Browse by Category section in App Store

Have you visited the App Store recently? You will see a new section named “Browse by Category” under the Feature section, which can be viewed in the iOS and Mac App Stores. The new section makes it easier for users to discover apps.