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Apple to routinely inform users of government data requests

05/01/2014, 09:05 pm

It was reported on Thursday that Apple will be joining a growing cadre of big-name tech companies that are revising privacy policies regarding "secret" requests for user data, a move opposing the U.S. government's recommendations.

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Google slapped with antitrust suit, accused of stagnating competition with Android MADA contracts

05/01/2014, 07:05 pm

A class-action lawsuit filed against Google on Thursday claims the company used Android's Mobile Application Distribution Agreements (MADA) to extend an alleged monopoly over Internet and mobile search.

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Apple's email service reportedly auto-deleting messages from bulk 'mail mergers'

05/01/2014, 05:05 pm

A report on Thursday claims Apple's email service, which includes @icloud.com, @me.com and @mac.com addresses, contains a "glitch" that prevents users from receiving correspondence sent through so-called "mail merge" services.

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Angela Ahrendts joins Apple, Inc., tasked with polishing flat retail operations

05/01/2014, 04:05 pm

Angela Ahrendts has been removed from the corporate listings of Burberry, signaling her move to Apple where she will take over the company's retail and online sales.

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Future MacBook keyboards may come loaded with in-key displays, capacitive touch sensors

05/01/2014, 05:05 am

While Apple's most recent innovations have come from portables like the iPad Air and iPhone 5s, a document uncovered on Thursday reveals a feature-laden keyboard with multi-function "keystacks" that integrate miniature displays, touch sensors and haptic feedback mechanisms.

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Sprint prepping cash for T-Mobile buy, CEO John Legere frontrunner to lead company

04/30/2014, 09:04 pm

Sprint is reportedly making behind the scenes moves toward the purchase of T-Mobile, with current "uncarrier" CEO John Legere said to be a top candidate to run the new company if and when a deal is reached.

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Apple v. Samsung jury looking into Steve Jobs' decision to sue, Samsung patent purchases

04/30/2014, 07:04 pm

In its first full day of deliberations, the jury deciding Apple and Samsung's patent trial in California sent five notes to Judge Lucy Koh asking for further clarification on key case points including Steve Jobs' thinking behind the suit.

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Apple hires new director of renewable energy in green initiative push

04/30/2014, 06:04 pm

As part of a more concerted -- and public -- effort to go "green," Apple has named former vice president of NV Energy Bobby Hollis as the company's Senior Renewable Energy Manager.

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Apple and Samsung throw final punches as patent trial winds down

04/29/2014, 07:04 pm

In their second major California court case, Apple and Samsung on Tuesday presented closing arguments before a jury of eight will decide how much of the companies' respective $2.2 billion and $6.2 million damages claims will be meted out, if at all.

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Steve Jobs tops CNBC's list of 25 most influential people in the last 25 years

04/29/2014, 09:04 am

Saying that the late Apple CEO "seized his chance to change the world," financial news network CNBC on Tuesday chose Steve Jobs to cap their list of 25 business leaders and cultural icons that have most profoundly influenced the world over the last quarter century.

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Future iPhone may use MEMS actuator for fast, efficient autofocus

04/29/2014, 06:04 am

While current iOS devices employ traditional voice coil motors for camera autofocusing duties, Apple is looking into a unique MEMS solution that could lead to much slimmer and more power-efficient handset designs.

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Samsung's 'prepped' witness angers judge in final day of patent trial testimony

04/29/2014, 01:04 am

On the last day of testimony in the Apple v. Samsung patent trial, Samsung counsel and its final expert witness were berated by presiding Judge Lucy Koh over possible coaching on what to say regarding claim construction of a contentious Apple patent.

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Apple executives Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue to appear at Code Conference next month

04/28/2014, 03:04 pm

Apple software chief Craig Federighi and services czar Eddy Cue are set to headline the second night of the upcoming Code Conference, spiritual successor to an event at which late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was an annual fixture.

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New Flash flaw could let attackers control Macs, Adobe urges users to update

04/28/2014, 12:04 pm

Adobe on Monday disclosed a new vulnerability in its Flash platform that may allow attackers to remotely take over and control Macs, PCs, and Linux machines and advised users to update their system as quickly as possible.

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Touch panel makers face falling revenue thanks to faltering touchscreen PC sales

04/28/2014, 12:04 pm

Despite rising overall sales, manufacturers of touchscreen components are set to feel the squeeze in their bottom line as more players enter the market and shipments shift toward lower-margin parts for tablets and smartphones.

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Jury to hear extended testimony due to federal appeals court ruling

04/26/2014, 08:04 pm

Jurors in the second Apple v. Samsung patent trial in California, who were scheduled to begin deliberations early next week, will now hear an additional two hours of testimony clarifying a key phrase used in one of Apple's patents-in-suit.

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Nike to focus on 'digital sport' software, excited about future Apple collaborations

04/25/2014, 09:04 pm

In an interview on Friday, Nike CEO Mark Parker said his company is not giving up on its "digital sport" initiative with the apparent demise of FuelBand and will instead pursue expansion of the NikeFuel ecosystem through high-profile partners like Apple.

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Apple wins temporary reprieve in e-books damages trial as U.S. appeals court to consider stay

04/25/2014, 06:04 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday issued a brief order agreeing to consider Apple's motion for a stay of the upcoming e-books damages class action suit leveled by 33 states and a group of consumers.

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Apple, Samsung dispute tentative juror verdict form in California patent trial

04/25/2014, 12:04 am

Apple and Samsung continue to be at loggerheads over seemingly every action in their second California patent trial, the latest issue being a tentative juror verdict form issued by presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday.

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NBC's 'Today' offers rare look inside Apple's iCloud data center in feature on environment

04/24/2014, 09:04 pm

During Thursday's edition of NBC News' Today, Apple's push for environmental friendliness was highlighted in a special segment called "A new kind of Apple farm," with a special focus on the company's Maiden, N.C. data center and accompanying solar array.

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