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Apple releases full video of iPhone 5 special event

As per usual, Apple has released a recording of Wednesday's special event at which the company unveiled the iPhone 5, two iPod models and a redesigned iTunes app.

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Last-minute rumor claims Apple will include NFC chip in 'iPhone 5'

A prominent developer continues to believe that Apple will include a near-field communications chip in its next iPhone, though it may not be used for mobile payments.

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Apple confirms 1.1% of iCloud users affected by mail outage

Apple on Tuesday announced through its iCloud System Status Page that a small portion of users may be unable to access mail through the service.

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Rumor: Apple interested in Philips 'Smart LED Flash' technology

Apple is rumored to have shown interest in a new camera flash technology from Philips that could appear in the new "iPhone 5."

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Apple design chief Jony Ive buys $17M San Francisco home

It was reported on Monday that Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial Design Jony Ive purchased a posh $17 million home on San Francisco's "Gold Coast," an upscale section of the city's hilly Pacific Heights neighborhood.

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Sony releases Sound Forge Pro audio editor for Mac

Sony Creative Software on Friday announced the release of Sound Forge Pro Mac 1.0, the newest addition to its line of award-winning audio and video production software products.

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Laurene Powell Jobs joining Stanford governing board

Stanford University announced this week that Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, will be joining its governing board as of Oct. 1.

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Apple fixes third-party Quicktime bug in iMovie update

Apple released an update to its consumer video editing software iMovie on Wednesday, bringing a fix to a bug related to third-party components in Quicktime.

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15" MacBook Pros with Retina display fully in stock at Apple's store

New orders the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display are now advertised as "in stock," indicating they will ship soon after they are ordered with little wait time.

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Hon Hai chairman demands management role at Sharp to finalize deal

Terry Gou, the chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., has demanded a management role at Sharp before his company will agree to invest in the struggling LCD maker.

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Apple working on hot unpluggable iPods

Apple is looking to make it possible for iPod users to plug and then unplug their players from their PCs on the fly.

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Stanford posts transcript and video of Jobs' speech

Several readers have pointed out that Stanford University has now posted both a text transcript and video excerpt (right sidebar) from Apple chief executive Steve Jobs' commencement address on June 12, 2005. During the speech, Jobs said: "When I was 17 I read a quote that went something like, "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "no" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."

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New photos show progress at Midtown Apple store site

Following a series of Macklowe Properties file photos that appeared on internet last month, tipsters have passed along a more recent set of images taken from the construction site of Apple's forthcoming Midtown, Manhattan Apple retail store. The photos reveal the basic structure of the space in the underground concourse of the General Motors building at 767 Fifth Avenue. A sub-basement also appears to be present in the photos, with two adjacent stairwells leading further underground.

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iPod vending machine

Apple Computer claims to have over 21,000 distribution points for its iPod digital music player and growing. Here's the 21,001st: a vending machine located at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport in Georgia.

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Apple slips, posts Tiger launch graphics on Apple.com two days early

Things just aren't going Apple's way this week. The latest company blunder took place around 2:30 eastern time today, when an employee inadvertently updated the main Apple.com web page with graphics planned for Friday's launch of Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger."

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Photo shows new Power Mac G5 palette shipments

Following an earlier report that new Apple Power Macs have begun making their way to company retail stores, a source provided the below photo (edited) showing how Apple is shipping the units.

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First copies of Mac OS X Tiger ship (Updated)

Apple on Friday began shipping Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, the next version of its Mac OS X operating system. Although Tiger will not officially launched until April 29th, one MacNN.com reader provided the publication with a shipment confirmation from the Apple Store. The document showed a delivery date of April 25 via Fedex Ground--well ahead of the official release date next week. MacNN says orders with expedited shipping may have earlier delivery dates.

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Apple releases Mac OS X 10.3.9

Apple on Friday evening released Mac OS X 10.3.9, likely the final update to its Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" operating system. According to Apple, the 10.3.9 Update, recommended for all users, delivers overall improved compatibility and reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther", including improvements to file sharing and directory services reliability for mixed Mac and PC networks; Mail, Safari and Stickies application reliability; compatibility for third-party applications and devices; and previous standalone security updates. It is available via the Software Update Control Panel.

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Photos show Midtown Manhattan Apple store construction site

A series of recent Macklowe Properties file photos show the ground-breaking and construction efforts outside 767 Fifth Ave, the site of the General Motors building that will eventually host a massive Apple retail store in its underground concourse.

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Apple Japan launches Apple Store Mobile

It's happening. Before you can use your mobile phone to purchase and download CD-quality audio tracks, you can use it to log on to the Apple online store and purchase an iPod for yourself or a friend...if you're in Japan.

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