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Topic: General

Rumor: Apple UI chief Greg Christie set to leave after clashes with Jony Ive [update: confirmed]

04/09/2014, 03:04 pm

Longtime Apple human interface director Greg Christie, who has been with the iPhone maker since 1996, is said to be planning an exit after his relationship with recently-elevated senior vice president of design Jony Ive allegedly turned sour.

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NAB 2014 roundup: Thunderbolt 2 accessories, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, 4K video

04/09/2014, 12:04 pm

This week is the annual National Association of Broadcasters show, where a number of Mac and iOS compatible products geared toward professionals have been unveiled, including new Thunderbolt 2 accessories, an upgraded DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ flying camera drone, and a plethora of 4K video recording and playing devices.

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Apple 'considered' buying mobile payment firm Square, but Google deal seen as more likely

04/09/2014, 09:04 am

Both Apple and Google have reportedly had internal discussions about making respective offers to buy mobile payment company Square, though Google is seen as the more likely of the two to actually go through with a purchase.

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Apple's iBeacon tech to be featured at Coachella music and arts festival

04/09/2014, 03:04 am

According to an app update for the upcoming Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the gathering will have on-site iBeacons that push notifications and other information to users as they walk the grounds at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. this weekend next.

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Apple moves to renew FRAND licensing suit against Motorola

04/09/2014, 12:04 am

With a court battle against Samsung raging on the West Coast, Apple on Tuesday asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. to renew a lawsuit against Motorola's alleged unreasonable licensing fees for declared-essential cellphone technology.

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Apple explains $2.2B damages claim against Samsung from lost profits, royalties

04/08/2014, 07:04 pm

During testimony in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Tuesday, an Apple damages expert revealed the full damages claim stands at $2.19 billion for lost profits and reasonable royalty fees on five alleged infringed patents.

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Teen interest in 'iWatch' growing as iPhone dominates field, study says

04/08/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple's iPhone continues to lead all competing devices in the important U.S. teen demographic, but the future spenders of America are exhibiting fast-growing interest in new product categories like the iWatch.

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Mobile malware authors 'almost exclusively' focused on Android in 2013, says Symantec

04/08/2014, 12:04 pm

Attackers continue to target Android more than any other mobile operating system, according to a new report released Tuesday, as Google's platform played host to all but one of the new mobile malware families discovered last year.

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Microsoft hopes to counter Apple with AI-driven 'invisible user interfaces' on future devices

04/08/2014, 09:04 am

Just days after officially announcing Cortana, a Siri-like personal digital assistant for Windows Phone, Microsoft has revealed a substantial and wide-ranging artificial intelligence program it hopes will leapfrog similar offerings from Apple and Google.

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Apple, Google & others could pay 'blindingly high' $9B in anti-poaching class-action suit

04/08/2014, 09:04 am

A class-action lawsuit from tech sector employees against employers including Apple and Google seeks some $9 billion in lost wages --an astronomical sum that the complainants could ultimately receive, some believe, thanks to a mountain of evidence appearing to implicate Silicon Valley employers in an alleged no-hire cartel.

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Apple sends out WWDC 2014 ticket purchase invitations to randomly selected developers

04/07/2014, 08:04 pm

Apple on Monday sent out emails to developers who participated in this year's WWDC 2014 ticket lottery, notifying those accepted that tickets will be saved until Apr. 14.

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Apple's Schiller was 'shocked' at ad agency's suggestions for branding turnaround, documents show

04/07/2014, 07:04 pm

Email correspondence made public as part of the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial illustrates Apple marketing guru Phil Schiller's displeasure at the company's high-profile ad agency, which in 2013 was under the gun to churn out quality material in light of Samsung's own media blitz.

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Microsoft shows off new 'Windows in the car' concept to take on Apple's CarPlay

04/07/2014, 09:04 am

Software giant Microsoft is planning to revamp its in-car offerings after suffering setbacks with the existing Sync platform, unveiling a new "Windows in the car" initiative at the company's annual Build conference in San Francisco.

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Email from Steve Jobs reveals Apple TV 'magic wand,' other future product ideas

04/04/2014, 09:04 pm

An email Apple cofounder Steve Jobs sent to his top executives outlines the vision he had for the company in 2010, including future iPhone iterations, "Apple TV 2" and changes to MobileMe that hoped would leapfrog Google's cloud services.

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Apple initially wanted original iPhone to be 'always on' device but opted for 'slide-to-unlock'

04/04/2014, 07:04 pm

During the Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Friday, Apple software engineer and head of the company's human interface team Greg Christie took the stand to offer background on the original iPhone, specifically the "slide-to-unlock" feature.

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After outing business dealings with Apple, Pixelworks appoints ex-Apple exec to board

04/04/2014, 06:04 pm

High-resolution display processing company Pixelworks on Friday announced the appointment of ex-iPod and iPhone hardware executive David J. Tupman to its board of directors, with the news coming one month after the firm revealed Apple orders accounted for ten percent of its business in 2013.

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Apple's (RED) contributions in fight against AIDS reach $70 million

04/04/2014, 01:04 pm

Apple's contributions to (RED), which aims to eliminate HIV and AIDS, have now reached $70 million to date, the charity officially announced on Friday.

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Pixar president recalls a 'transformation' undergone by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

04/04/2014, 12:04 pm

While Steve Jobs is famous for helping to turn Pixar into a legendary award winning animation studio, the experience of running Pixar also helped to change Jobs himself for the better, the studio's president reveals in a new book excerpt.

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Judge shuts down Apple motion regarding Samsung's 'misleading' opening statements

04/04/2014, 04:04 am

Just hours after Apple filed a motion asking to show evidence of alleged misleading and false statements delivered by Samsung counsel in the companies' second California patent trial, a district court judge late Thursday largely denied the request in a way that could narrow Apple's case moving forward.

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Nest suspends sales of Protect smoke & carbon monoxide alarm over safety concerns

04/03/2014, 06:04 pm

Google-owned smart home firm Nest announced on Thursday that it has suspended sales of the Protect Smoke + CO Alarm after discovering one of the product's built-in convenience features poses a potential safety risk.

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