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Apple preps for WWDC 2014 with June 2 keynote announcement, new app for iPhone & iPad

05/21/2014, 10:05 am

With only a few weeks to go before the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple on Wednesday released the official schedule for its annual developer event, confirming that it will hold a keynote presentation on Monday, June 2.

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Google admits it may place ads on thermostats, glasses, car dashboards & refrigerators

05/21/2014, 09:05 am

Almost any display, from the wrist to the wall, could be fair game for Google to send advertisements, the company has admitted in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, going as far as to say that even refrigerators could one day serve Google AdSense to their users.

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Design history book reveals Apple's first stab at a connected wrist watch

05/21/2014, 09:05 am

If Apple does unveil an "iWatch" later this year, it won't be the first time the company considered a wrist-worn communicator, according to a recently-published retrospective of Apple's design history by legendary industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger.

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Google usurps Apple as world's most valuable brand name, report says

05/20/2014, 10:05 pm

After sitting in the top spot for three years, Apple has been overthrown thanks to Google's innovation over the past year, says one market research firm that compiles an annual list of top worldwide brands.

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Scattershot legal blast from Beats 'cofounder' Steven Lamar reveals Apple is common thread in firm's history

05/20/2014, 09:05 pm

In leveling claims against Beats, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and others over royalties, contract issues and similar breaches, former hedge-fund manager and founder of Jibe Audio Steven Lamar reveals a number of ways in which Apple was involved in the beginnings of the headphone maker.

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iWork for iCloud gains collaboration with up to 100 people, support for docs up to 1GB

05/20/2014, 03:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday improved the browser-based versions of its Pages, Numbers and Keynote applications, also known as iWork for iCloud, with support for larger files and more collaborating users.

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Google Glass found to cause eye pain in some new users

05/20/2014, 01:05 pm

The somewhat awkward positioning of the display in Google's head-worn mobile device dubbed Glass has been shown to cause eye muscle fatigue and headaches in some early adopters, leading at least one evangelist to suggest that the product should come with a warning label.

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Microsoft unveils $799 Surface Pro 3, calls it 'the tablet that can replace your laptop'

05/20/2014, 12:05 pm

In a presentation that frequently mentioned the iPad and MacBook Air, Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled the Surface Pro 3, a device it hopes will contend with both Apple's popular tablets and thin-and-light notebooks with one converged device that will start at $799.

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Apple says it's willing to settle, but inflammatory comments from Samsung suggest it isn't

05/20/2014, 09:05 am

While Apple and Samsung are said to once again be in talks to settle their ongoing patent disputes, Apple has said that comments from Samsung's lawyers portraying the iPhone maker as "jihadist" suggest that such talks might just be a waste of time.

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Apple updates solar patent to include multitouch, flexible displays

05/20/2014, 06:05 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a modified version of a property covering solar panel integration in portable devices, widening the invention's reach to cover electronics with transparent multitouch screens like the iPhone.

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Jobs' biographer says Apple-Beats deal could be future of Apple television

05/19/2014, 05:05 pm

Speaking with Dan Lyons of "Fake Steve Jobs" blog fame, late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson said he thinks the alleged tie up with Beats Electronics could be more about content -- and Jimmy Iovine -- than software and hardware.

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Apple enlists architectural A-team for new Madison Avenue store in NYC

05/19/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple looks to be plotting another architectural marvel with its new Madison Avenue store in Manhattan, as the iPhone maker has turned to the same team of architects and engineers responsible for many of its most iconic outlets.

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Apple, Samsung reignite patent lawsuit settlement talks - report

05/19/2014, 07:05 am

Following Apple's most recent legal victory in California, and the news that both it and Google have agreed to end litigation with each other, Apple is said to have renewed settlement talks with Samsung, in an effort to end all ongoing lawsuits between the two rivals.

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Dual Review: Libratone's Lounge and Zipp speakers cover both ends of the spectrum

05/18/2014, 06:05 pm

Libratone has made a name for itself by baking high-tech components, innovative design and consistent sound quality into its systems, features usually seen only in much more expensive systems. AppleInsider was able to take a look at how the Lounge, one of the company's first models, stands up to its recently released portable, the Zipp.

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Behind the scenes of Bentley's iPhone-filmed, iPad Air-edited ad

05/17/2014, 07:05 am

When luxury auto marque Bentley released a short documentary highlighting the new Mulsanne sedan earlier this week, it chose to shoot and edit the entire sequence on Apple's iPhone 5s and iPad Air -- with a little help from third-party gear. AppleInsider has the details of what equipment Bentley used to create the visually stunning piece.

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Italian antitrust body investigating Apple, others over 'freemium' app sales

05/17/2014, 01:05 am

Italy's Antitrust and Competition Authority on Friday said it is investigating whether Apple, Google, Amazon and Gameloft mislead the public into spending money on so-called "freemium" apps that offer in-app purchases.

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Apple and Google agree to drop all ongoing lawsuits, will work toward patent reform

05/16/2014, 08:05 pm

After years of being embroiled in lawsuits, Apple and Google on Friday announced they would be dropping all actions related to smartphone technology. The peace treaty is mainly applicable to Google's Motorola subsidiary, with which Apple has been fighting in court since 2010.

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Apple sued over text messaging issues related to switching away from iPhone

05/16/2014, 04:05 pm

Apple is being sued yet again, this time from a former iPhone user who claims the company's iMessage service is causing texts coming to her new Android smartphone to vanish.

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Google buys developer of featured iPhone app 'Word Lens'

05/16/2014, 03:05 pm

Shortly after the iOS translation app "Word Lens" was featured in a prominent iPhone commercial from Apple, the developer behind the app has been snapped up by rival Google.

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Google taps former fashion executive to head Glass team

05/16/2014, 09:05 am

Apple isn't the only company hiring from the fashion industry in anticipation of the growth of wearable electronics, as Google has hired a former executive from Calvin Klein, Coach and Gap to head up its head-mounted Glass project.

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