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NBA star Kobe Bryant discusses day with Apple's Jony Ive set up by simple cold call

07/22/2014, 12:07 pm

Future basketball hall-of-famer Kobe Bryant is planning for life beyond the court, and takes it upon himself to cold-call some of the smartest minds in business for advice. Among those he's spoken with is Apple's famed chief designer Jony Ive.

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Apple granted comprehensive 'iTime' smartwatch patent with in-strap circuitry, arm gesture support

07/22/2014, 03:07 am

In one of the clearest signs that Apple is -- and has been -- working on a smartwatch device, the Cupertino company was on Tuesday granted a patent for a wrist-worn wearable with augmented strap capabilities, support for arm and wrist gestures, advanced proximity-sensing circuitry and much more.

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New Apple ad shows off sticker-clad MacBook Airs, calls it 'the notebook people love'

07/21/2014, 10:07 pm

Apple on Monday published a short 30-second commercial featuring a number of MacBook Airs dressed up in stickers and decals, with each customized thin-and-light reflecting the personality of its owner.

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Apple to again wipe CloudKit database for iOS 8 and Yosemite betas [u]

07/21/2014, 05:07 pm

As Apple heads into the next stage of software testing for its upcoming mobile and desktop operating systems, the company announced a second wipe of the CloudKit database serving iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite betas will take place on July 22.

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Editorial: Google, Microsoft claiming Apple's crown, albeit from 1994

07/20/2014, 10:07 pm

Google and Microsoft have virtually achieved their goal of becoming Apple, albeit twenty years behind today's Apple. Which is sort of a beleaguered achievement.

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Former White House Press Secretary Carney still considering Apple PR role, Bloomberg says

07/20/2014, 02:07 am

A rumor claiming former White House Secretary Jay Carney is in the running to head up public relations at Apple -- thought to have been put to bed last week -- was resurrected on Saturday, with a new report saying he is still considering the position.

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Full scale segment of Apple's Campus 2 'spaceship' facade revealed in photos

07/18/2014, 08:07 pm

A pair of photos published to the Web on Friday claim to show a full-size segment of the glass and steel facade bound for Apple's Campus 2 "spaceship" building in Cupertino.

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Outgoing Apple board member Bill Campbell offers insight into company, Steve Jobs in interview

07/17/2014, 06:07 pm

Following a Thursday announcement that Bill Campbell would retire as a member of Apple's board of directors, Fortune published an interview in which the Intuit chairman describes his time in Cupertino, relationship with cofounder Steve Jobs and "coach" to silicon valley elite.

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Photos of Apple Campus 2 construction site show 'underground tunnels,' continued progress

07/17/2014, 05:07 pm

As construction of Apple's Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino continues, new aerial photos published Thursday show completed perimeter wall structures and below-grade levels ringing the footprint of the main structure.

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Susan Wagner to replace Bill Campbell on Apple board of directors

07/17/2014, 04:07 pm

Apple on Thursday announced Bill Campbell, the longest-serving member of the company's board, will retire after 17 years of service, to be replaced by BlackRock cofounder Susan L. Wagner.

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Apple expands availability of two-step verification for Apple IDs to 59 countries

07/17/2014, 03:07 pm

Just over a year after first enabling two-step verification for its pervasive Apple ID account system, Apple on Thursday revealed the feature's expansion to nearly 50 additional countries around the world in an updated technical support document.

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Maximum $450M payout in ebook settlement 'immaterial' to Apple's bottom line

07/17/2014, 12:07 pm

Even if Apple were to pay out the highest possible $450 million price in its ebook antitrust litigation settlement, it wouldn't put much of a dent in the company's billions of dollars in cash.

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Microsoft to ax 18,000 jobs this year, laying off more than 14% of total workforce

07/17/2014, 08:07 am

Microsoft, as was expected, announced on Thursday that it will be laying off employees this year, but the total number of cuts are much higher than anticipated, representing by far the largest-ever personnel reduction in the Windows maker's history.

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Future iPhones may use behavior recognition and learning tools to protect against theft

07/17/2014, 05:07 am

An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office on Thursday describes a method by which an iPhone can set off an alert or automatically lock the device based on detected changes in user behavior.

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Samsung brings premium 'Level' headphone and speaker lineup stateside to battle Apple's Beats

07/16/2014, 07:07 pm

Samsung on Wednesday announced the imminent release of its "Level" headphone and portable speaker lineup, which features four premium devices seemingly aimed directly at Apple's Beats hardware.

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Apple agrees to pay $450 million to settle ebook price fixing lawsuit

07/16/2014, 12:07 pm

Apple has agreed to pay up to $450 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from states and consumers accusing the iPad maker of illegally fixing e-book prices and raising costs.

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Apple implements transit encryption for iCloud email to prevent snooping

07/16/2014, 11:07 am

Apple appears to have completed an initiative designed to increase the security of its iCloud email service by adding end-to-end encryption for messages sent from me.com and icloud.com, according to new data from Google's Gmail.

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Apple and IBM join forces in landmark push for iOS in enterprise

07/15/2014, 04:07 pm

Tech giants Apple and IBM on Tuesday announced a new partnership that looks to revolutionize mobile device use in enterprise with customized apps and services for iPhone and iPad.

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Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney not in the running for Apple's vacant PR job

07/15/2014, 11:07 am

Following rumors that Apple might be looking to hire former Obama administration White House Press Secretary Jay Carney for its vacant head of public relations position, the well-connected Jim Dalrymple has squashed those claims definitively.

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Microsoft may announce biggest round of layoffs in company history this week - report

07/15/2014, 11:07 am

Redmond, Wash., software giant Microsoft, which has struggled to find an answer to the success of Apple's iPad and iPhone, is said to be planning major staff reductions that could be the single biggest round of layoffs in the company's history.

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