Get Caught Up On News From Last Week Before You Get Buried This Week

After last week’s downtime of the Apple Developer Portal, Apple debuted a status page for their services In addition to trying to mitigate the PR damage for the hack, Apple tried to mitigate issues with iPhone electrocutions by issuing warning against using non-Apple chargers. It wasn’t all bad news though, Apple’s iPad deal with LA school district was given a launch date of 2014. Haters gonna hate, but Apple was named brand of the year by Harris Interactive. Haters can take solace in the fact that Steve Ballmer admitted that the Surface RT sold less than they had predicted.

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Mac geek? Gamer? Why not both? Mike is a writer from Wisconsin who enjoys wasting immense amounts of time on the Internet. You can follow him on Twitter.