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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Best Buy slashes $100 off all iPad Air 2 models in early Black Friday sale

Best Buy slashes $100 off all iPad Air 2 models in early Black Friday sale

Following up on its "Get a Jump on Black Friday" sale launched, U.S. electronics retail chain Best Buy on Thursday added Apple's latest iPad Air 2 to the list with deep $100 discounts on all models, putting the starting price at only $399.99 for a 16GB Wi-Fi only version.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Apple touts iOS 8 voice messaging in new iPhone 6 ad

Apple touts iOS 8 voice messaging in new iPhone 6 ad

One day after delivering two iPhone 6 ads highlighting Continuity and gaming performance, Apple on Wednesday continued with a spot demonstrating voice messages, a new-for-iOS 8 feature that lets users send audio via Messages.

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Twitter to track installed third-party apps on iOS with new app graph system

Twitter to track installed third-party apps on iOS with new app graph system

Ubiquitous microblogging platform Twitter on Wednesday announced a new initiative called app graph, which looks to track the apps users have installed on their devices to suggest promoted content and potentially allow for enhanced timeline personalization.

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Apple Watch website revamped with new UI and UX details

Apple Watch website revamped with new UI and UX details

Apple on Wednesday updated its dedicated Apple Watch website to include additional information on operating system features unique to the wearable device, including break-out categories covering health and fitness, timekeeping and messaging.

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Apple's iTunes to air Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer on Friday

Apple's iTunes to air Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer on Friday

Following rumors that an anticipated trailer for Disney's upcoming Star Wars movie would be available for viewing online, the official Star Wars Twitter account confirmed availability through Apple's iTunes for Black Friday.

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Apple's iOS 8 distribution back on track, now on 60% of devices

Apple's iOS 8 distribution back on track, now on 60% of devices

Earlier this week, Apple revealed fresh statistics on iOS 8 distribution as seen through the iOS App Store, saying its latest mobile operating system is now running on 60 percent of iPhones and iPads.

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ExclusiveLowest Prices Ever: Apple's mid-2014 2.5Ghz 15-inch MacBook Pro (16GB, 512GB, 750M) for $2199, tax-free outside NY (save $500 instantly)

Lowest Prices Ever: Apple's mid-2014 2.5Ghz 15-inch MacBook Pro (16GB, 512GB, 750M) for $2199, tax-free outside NY (save $500 instantly)

EXCLUSIVE: B&H Photo is the latest Apple Authorized Reseller to begin rolling out some of its Black Friday sales early this year, including an unbeatable deal on Apple's most professional 15" MacBook Pro that offers rock bottom pricing exclusively for AppleInsider readers, with no tax collected for most.

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Black Friday at MacMall kicks off with up to $300 off Retina MacBook Pros, $200 off Retina iMac, up to $600 off Mac Pros

Black Friday at MacMall kicks off with up to $300 off Retina MacBook Pros, $200 off Retina iMac, up to $600 off Mac Pros

MacMall's Black Friday sales are now in effect for Mac hardware, offering up to $300 off MacBook Pros with Retina display, $201 off the new iMac with Retina 5K display, and a $601 discount on the new Mac Pro.

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Apple, Inc. Beats promotes Solo2 headphones with new celebrity-packed #SoloSelfie campaign

Apple, Inc. Beats promotes Solo2 headphones with new celebrity-packed #SoloSelfie campaign

Apple subsidiary Beats Electronics has launched a new #SoloSelfie advertising and social media campaign promoting its Solo2 headphones, featuring a wide range of popular celebrities.

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MacMall's Black Friday iPad sale now live: up to $75 off iPad Air 2, $30 off iPad mini 3

MacMall's Black Friday iPad sale now live: up to $75 off iPad Air 2, $30 off iPad mini 3

Shoppers looking for a discount on Apple's newly released iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 with Touch ID can act now to take advantage of MacMall's Black Friday sale, which is available tax-free to most U.S. customers, resulting in even more savings.

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Natalie Portman rumored for troubled Steve Jobs biopic

Natalie Portman rumored for troubled Steve Jobs biopic

A second major Hollywood star could soon join the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic, according to a Wednesday report, with actress Natalie Portman said to be in discussions with Universal over a role in the film.

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Speculators drive up Asian sapphire stocks amid questionable rumors about Apple's 2015 iPhone

Speculators drive up Asian sapphire stocks amid questionable rumors about Apple's 2015 iPhone

Several Taiwanese sapphire manufacturers have seen their stock price increase sharply in recent days as Chinese media continues to push reports of the material making its way to a next-generation Apple handset.

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Best Buy jumpstarts Black Friday sales with early $75 discount on all iPad mini 3 models, up to $200 off iPad mini 2

Best Buy jumpstarts Black Friday sales with early $75 discount on all iPad mini 3 models, up to $200 off iPad mini 2

U.S. retailer Best Buy on Wednesday flipped the switch early on some of its Black Friday gifts, including at $75 off all iPad mini 3 with Touch ID models, bringing the latest-generation tablet down to a starting price of just $324.99.

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Judge rules Apple entitled to potential ongoing royalties from patent-infringing Samsung products

Judge rules Apple entitled to potential ongoing royalties from patent-infringing Samsung products

In an order filed late Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh granted in part Apple's motion requesting ongoing royalties from Samsung, though there is only a slight chance that Apple will find reason to collect.

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FeatureUS DOJ fines StealthGenie for selling Android, iOS spyware, demands source code

US DOJ fines StealthGenie for selling Android, iOS spyware, demands source code

The United States Department of Justice has fined the CEO of spyware vendor StealthGenie $500,000 and demanded the firm turn over the source code for software designed to remotely monitor calls, texts and other activity on Android and jailbroken iOS devices.

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ExclusiveSave $50 on all iMac Retina 5Ks plus get a 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan for free

Save $50 on all iMac Retina 5Ks plus get a 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan for free

It's Back: For a limited time, AppleInsider has re-teamed with one of Apple's Authorized Resellers to again offer an instant $50 savings on roughly 4 dozen different configurations of Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K display, each of which also comes with a free 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan (and no tax in 48 states).

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Union pushes Apple for better treatment of campus security guards

Union pushes Apple for better treatment of campus security guards

An effort to unionize security guards across Silicon Valley has set its sights on Apple, pushing the tech trendsetter to stand up for contract laborers in hopes of catalyzing interest from other companies in the area.

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Dropbox for iOS integrates Microsoft Office document editing

Dropbox for iOS integrates Microsoft Office document editing

As promised earlier in November, Dropbox on Tuesday activated a new iOS app feature that lets users open and edit Microsoft Office documents through their respective apps, with automatic syncing and saving.

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More secrets could come from GT Advanced bankruptcy as Apple divulges details to creditors

More secrets could come from GT Advanced bankruptcy as Apple divulges details to creditors

Secret documents being shared by Apple with creditors of former sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies could become a matter of public record next month, as part of the ongoing bankruptcy proceedings.

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FeatureAndroid tablets at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Walmart found to include major security flaws, malware

Android tablets at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Walmart found to include major security flaws, malware

Security firm Bluebox Labs tested a dozen Black Friday bargain Android tablets from major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Kmart, Kohl's, Staples, Target and Walmart and reported "shocking" security flaws, malware and active backdoors installed on the new devices.

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IDC: Tablet market suffers massive slowdown in 2014, Apple's iPad not immune

IDC: Tablet market suffers massive slowdown in 2014, Apple's iPad not immune

Year-over-year growth in the tablet market is projected to fall by more than 45 percentage points from its 2013 rate, new data released Tuesday suggests, as Apple is expected to book the first full-year shipment decline in the iPad's history.

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Google's search deal with Apple expires in early 2015, could bring new default to Safari

Google's search deal with Apple expires in early 2015, could bring new default to Safari

The Safari browser for both iOS and Mac could have a new default search partner as soon as next year, as Apple's current deal with Google is reportedly set to expire in early 2015.

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Facebook details upcoming privacy changes with notifications to users on mobile & desktop

Facebook details upcoming privacy changes with notifications to users on mobile & desktop

Facebook pushed a rare service notification to users on Tuesday, reminding millions of the social network's members of updates to its terms, data and cookies policies, advertising systems, and new privacy controls.

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T-Mobile pledges to FCC it will be more transparent about data speed caps

T-Mobile pledges to FCC it will be more transparent about data speed caps

U.S. wireless provider and iPhone carrier T-Mobile this week announced it has reached an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission, in which it will be more upfront and honest with customers about its bandwidth speed.

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Breaking
Apple reaches record breaking $700 billion market cap as stock surge continues

Apple reaches record breaking $700 billion market cap as stock surge continues

Shares of Apple reached another major financial milestone on Tuesday, crossing the $700 billion market capitalization threshold just after trading began on Wall Street.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Early Black Friday: Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro for $1,699 ($300 off), 27" iMac 5K with AppleCare for $2,299 ($369 off), 13" MacBook Air for $889 ($110 off)

Though Black Friday remains 3 days away, multiple Apple Authorized Resellers on Monday began releasing aggressive door busters on current, 2014 MacBooks and iMacs, all of which can be paired with exclusive deals for AI readers offering free accessories, discounted or free AppleCare and significant tax-savings.

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Universal Studios takes over Steve Jobs biopic, Michael Fassbender to star

Universal Studios takes over Steve Jobs biopic, Michael Fassbender to star

Following Sony's surprise exit from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's film about Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, Universal Studios has reportedly picked up the project with actor Michael Fassbender tapped to take on the lead role.

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Apple's latest iPhone 6 ads focus on Continuity, gaming prowess

Apple's latest iPhone 6 ads focus on Continuity, gaming prowess

Apple on Monday released a pair of commercials starring iPhone 6 spokesmen Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, one covering iOS and OS X Continuity features and another highlighting the handsets' gaming capabilities.

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iPhone 6, 6 Plus owners complain of easily scratched screens

iPhone 6, 6 Plus owners complain of easily scratched screens

A growing number of iPhone 6 owners are complaining that their recently-purchased handsets are exhibiting slight surface scratching not seen with previous models, with some alleging flaws in material and design.

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