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Seven days of Apple action in my latest Forbes column

Users flocking to iOS 7, teenagers ready to spend $350 on an iWatch, US market share continues to rise, paperwork from the patent case, product predictions, Lightroom Mobile, Sir Jony Ive’s collection of workers, and Facebook is pushing their Messenger app.  Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many things that happened around Apple over the last seven days. Apple Loop continues on Forbes. This week’s round up is ready to read….

My Apple highlights from the last seven days

I;ve been keeping an eye on Forbes’ weekly Apple column, ‘Apple Loop‘,  over the last few weeks. This week’s column covers a number of areas, including the ‘honestly we don’t know if it’s an Apple Store or not’ on Princes Street here in Edinburgh. The iPhone 6 screen size is debated online, Microsoft Office arrives on the iPad, staff are being sought for the iWatch, Mavericks reaches 40%, what is happening with the sapphire production, diversity in emojis, iBeacons at MLB parks, and the secret Scottish Apple store plans are a little less secret.Apple Loop is here to remind you of

Announcing the 7th SXSW Baby Social Breakfast

Okay, so a little bit last minute, but hey, isn’t that the Southby way? Now that I’ve made it to Austin and caught up with the rest of the  SXSW Baby! team, everyone has been asking if we’re organising our regular breakfast on the Saturday morning of Interactive at Magnolia Cafe (South Congress), I guess it’s time to make it official. This year’s ‘SXSW Social Breakfast‘ will be on Saturday March 8th, starting at 8am at Magnolia Cafe on South Congress. Everyone is welcome, and the SXSW Baby! team will be there so make sure to say hi! A big thank you as always to the staff

The SXSW Music Sampler for 2014 is now available

Over on SXSW Baby!, the annual 80 track sampler of the SXSW Music Festival has just been posted. Covering a wide range of musical styles, sounds, genres, and performers all playing in Austin this week and next, it brings together YouTube videos, Soundcloud clips, and other media in one handy file for you to unzip and pop on your current ‘device with an MP3 player’. DOWNLOAD the SXSW Baby! “Best of SXSW 2014″ sampler link (314 Mb) I wanted to create some great moments when listening to the songs, to have the music flow into each other, to have

Flappy Bird disappears, but Google’s mobile advertising inventory will grow

Now that everyone on the planet knows that Flappy Bird was earning the author $50,000 a day (that’s set in stone, no matter what the numbers say), every developer is going to try and replicate that success. Not the big boys, but the bedroom coders and the hobbyists will think that ‘the next title’ will be the one to make it big. And they’ll carry on churning out countless ad-supported games that bring in maybe $100 in total for a ridiculously low per hour rate for the developer. In the meantime , Google slices a significant percentage off the top