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Future iPhones may sport both telephoto and wide angle cameras, patent application suggests

04/30/2015, 04:04 am

Coming amid rumors of a next-generation iPhone with dual lenses, an Apple patent application published Thursday reveals a setup that features both wide angle and telephoto cameras.

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Apple already plans to expand R&D center in Israel, just weeks after opening

04/29/2015, 03:04 pm

Apple is said to be looking to provide employees at its research and development center in Herzliya with more space, only a matter of weeks after the the new facility officially opened.

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Fashion industry gets its revenge as Donna Karan hires away Apple creative director

04/29/2015, 01:04 pm

After years of poaching top fashion industry executives, Apple has found itself on the losing end as Donna Karan has reportedly hired Hector Muelas -- who served as creative director of worldwide marketing communications at Apple -- to fill a similar role at the fashion conglomerate.

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Consortium behind Apple Pay competitor CurrentC replaces CEO

04/28/2015, 07:04 pm

The Merchant Customer Exchange, better known by its acronym MCX, announced on Tuesday that it has named payments expert Brian V. Mooney as interim CEO, replacing former chief executive Dekkers Davidson.

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UberEATS now delivering food to New Yorkers in 10 minutes

04/28/2015, 06:04 pm

After seeing initial success in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Uber on Tuesday launched its UberEATS service in New York and Chicago, promising customers direct delivery of fresh food in ten minutes or less.

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Apple wins patent on Kinect-like depth mapping technology for 3D gesture interfaces

04/28/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple has been awarded a patent for a depth-mapping technology for a Kinect-like 3D gesture interface, adding to the intellectual property inherited from its acquisition of Israeli firm PrimeSense in 2013.

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Apple's Tim Cook pans supply chain cost 'guesstimators'

04/27/2015, 06:04 pm

During the company's quarterly earnings call on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed third-party firms that routinely provide estimated bill of materials breakdowns for new Apple products, saying they are usually far off base.

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iPhone and Mac to shine in Apple's Q2 2015 earnings, analyst says

04/25/2015, 09:04 pm

After a gangbusters fiscal quarter one, Apple could see moderate gains highlighted by strong performances from iPhone and Mac over the three-month period ending March, according to noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Google Maps Easter egg shows Android mascot urinating on Apple logo [updated]

04/24/2015, 11:04 am

An unknown person has inserted an Easter egg image into Google Maps, depicting the mascot for the Android operating system urinating on an Apple logo, and is now gaining attention across the Internet.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch shipments, 12" MacBook review, more

04/24/2015, 09:04 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Apple Watch shipment notifications, our review of the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, new iPod touch rumors, leaked video of Angela Ahrendts explaining the Watch retail strategy, and more.

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Final Cut creator Randy Ubillos leaves Apple after 20 years

04/23/2015, 11:04 am

Randy Ubillos, the creator of both Apple's Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier, announced on Thursday that he is leaving Apple after more than two decades with the Mac maker.

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Apple beefing up Siri, speech and language teams with wave of new openings

04/23/2015, 11:04 am

Apple on Wednesday and Thursday opened up several job listings related to speech technology, Siri, and language recognition, suggesting intensified work on natural input for future products, AppleInsider has discovered.

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US tech companies not disproportionately targeted for regulation, EU says

04/23/2015, 10:04 am

Despite a recent proliferation of high-profile antitrust allegations brought against American technology companies by the European Commission, the Old Continent's top legislative body has sought to reassure U.S. firms that they are not being singled out.

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Apple invention uses vibrations and temperature to simulate different materials on touchscreens, trackpads

04/23/2015, 05:04 am

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details an advanced haptic feedback system that simulates the feeling of different textures on a device display, such as wood and metal, using localized vibrations and temperature changes.

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Apple being wooed by Nokia for $3.2B HERE mapping acquisition, report says

04/23/2015, 12:04 am

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is among a number of high-profile tech companies being courted by Nokia in the Finnish firm's attempt to sell off its HERE mapping service and related assets.

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Pharrell performs at Apple campus in celebration of Earth Day, dons Apple Watch onstage

04/22/2015, 09:04 pm

Continuing Apple's Earth Day festivities, the company on Wednesday held a concert at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., where musician -- and early Apple Watch recipient -- Pharrell performed.

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Longtime Apple PR director Natalie Kerris announces retirement

04/22/2015, 04:04 pm

Apple's senior director of Worldwide Corporate Communications, Natalie Kerris, officially announced her retirement from the company via a Twitter post on Wednesday, bringing to an end a 14-year stint.

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Apple ranks among top 50 'green' brands in 2015 survey of US shoppers

04/22/2015, 04:04 pm

Apple is among the 50 most environmentally-friendly brands, according to a U.S. survey of 36,000 men and women, which among other topics asked shoppers which brands they perceived to be the most "green."

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Google announces 'Project Fi' mobile phone network for Nexus 6 owners

04/22/2015, 02:04 pm

Owners of Google's Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone now have a new option for wireless service, as the company officially announced its long-awaited mobile service, dubbed Project Fi, on Wednesday.

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Apple celebrates Earth Day with green retail store logos, App Store promos

04/22/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple Stores across the globe have once again turned their leaves green in celebration of Earth Day, while a special iTunes Store section highlights environmentally-friendly apps.

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