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Apple investigating solar-powered wireless mice and trackpads

07/16/2015, 06:07 am

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals continued research into alternative energy solutions, specifically as it applies to a lineup of wireless computer peripherals with embedded solar cells.

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Apple's new Hong Kong store to open on July 30

07/16/2015, 12:07 am

Apple will open its fourth Apple Store location in Hong Kong on Thursday, July 30, the company announced through its retail website, with the three-story Canton Road outlet expected to be one of the largest in Asia.

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Google, US government launch plan to bring Fiber service to public housing

07/15/2015, 12:07 pm

Google is partnering with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to bring its Fiber Internet service to public and affordable housing projects, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Amazon Prime Day kicks off with $49 Kindle, $79 Kindle Fire HD 7, $24 Fire TV Stick

07/15/2015, 09:07 am

As a part of Prime Day, an attempt to spur Black Friday-level sales from Prime subscribers, Amazon on Wednesday discounted a number of electronics, including several Kindle readers and Kindle Fire touchscreen tablets.

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Apple, other big businesses eye Iranian market after nuclear deal, report says

07/14/2015, 11:07 pm

Just hours after the U.S. and five world powers entered into an agreement with Iran to remove sanctions in return for a reduction in nuclear weapons capability, companies like Apple are actively looking for inroads into the starved market.

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Apple's Japanese R&D center to tap into local materials, vehicle and health talent

07/14/2015, 07:07 pm

Alongside an expanding retail presence, Apple is building out research and development operations around the globe, including a facility in Yokohama, Japan that will reportedly focus on materials, vehicle and health segments.

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Apple says recruitment of women & minorities improving, company will be more transparent

07/14/2015, 04:07 pm

Efforts by Apple to improve recruitment of women and minorities in its workforce are slowly paying off, the company has revealed, as it hopes other corporations will follow its lead in diversity and transparency.

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Google unveils platform-independent alternative to Apple's iBeacon, dubbed Eddystone

07/14/2015, 03:07 pm

Google on Tuesday announced Eddystone, an open-source beacon platform that may provide competition for Apple's iBeacon standard used by some businesses and attractions, including Apple Stores.

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Apple issues first betas of iOS 8.4.1, OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 to developers

07/14/2015, 01:07 pm

While iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan aren't set to launch to the public until this fall, there will be interim updates in the forms of iOS 8.4.1 and OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 to address bugs and security issues.

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Future Apple devices might boast personalized Maps imagery, turn audio into haptic vibrations

07/14/2015, 04:07 am

A pair of patents awarded to Apple on Tuesday illustrates research running the gamut of mobile tech, with one invention detailing an advanced mapping system with customizable and shareable image data, and another covering ways to convert audio data into haptic vibrations for the hearing impaired.

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Facebook researching human-powered personal assistant service to rival Apple's Siri, report says

07/13/2015, 11:07 pm

With good number of major tech companies fielding their own brand of virtual assistant technology, Facebook is reportedly eyeing its own entry with "Moneypenny," a hybrid feature that helps users complete tasks like buying products and services online.

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Ad business startup Drawbridge snags iAd Marketplace exec to bolster user tracking services

07/13/2015, 05:07 pm

Former head of Apple's iAd Marketplaces Winston Crawford left the company earlier in July to take on the role of COO at Drawbridge, a startup that provides advertisers with granular cross-platform user engagement statistics.

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With Apple's annual back to school sale playing hooky, Amazon Prime Day could fill the void

07/13/2015, 02:07 pm

Apple appears to have mothballed its long-running back to school promotion -- which traditionally paired hardware discounts with iTunes or Apple Store gift cards -- but parents and students will have another option for Apple deals this week in Amazon's first-ever Prime Day.

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Comcast joins fray of online-only live TV services with Stream for iPhone, iPad & Web

07/13/2015, 11:07 am

Cable provider Comcast on Monday announced plans to launch Stream, an online subscription TV service offering a mix of live and on-demand content for $15 per month, accessible from both Apple's iPhone and iPad, as well as the Web.

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Apple gives Greek iCloud users 30 days free service in light of financial crisis

07/11/2015, 09:07 pm

To prevent an interruption in services, Apple is offering a free 30-day extension to paying iCloud subscribers in Greece currently unable to pay monthly fees due to capital control measures instituted in the region.

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This week on AppleInsider: Thicker iPhones, new iOS and OS X betas, Office for Mac & more

07/11/2015, 08:07 am

An active news week saw the first public betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, new details about next-generation iPhones, and the release of Office 2016 for Mac.

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Apple rumored to expand San Jose presence with new campus lease

07/10/2015, 05:07 pm

A report on Friday claims Apple recently signed the lease on a nearly 300,000-square-foot office and R&D complex in San Jose, Calif., as part of plans to expand into areas surrounding its home base in Cupertino.

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Apple chooses unexpected location for massive new Hong Kong retail store

07/10/2015, 09:07 am

Apple's latest retail outpost in Hong Kong --thought to be the company's largest in Asia -- went public this week with the unveiling of a huge, three-dimensional Apple logo in a somewhat unexpected place.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses 'iPhone 6s' expectations, iOS gamepads, listener questions & more

07/10/2015, 08:07 am

On this week's latest AppleInsider podcast, we discuss leaked "iPhone 6s" parts, iOS-compatible gaming controllers, and Showtime subscriptions for cable cutters. The team also tackles the new GoPro Session, DJI Phantom 3, and answers your questions.

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Apple's Tim Cook, Eddy Cue meet with high power execs at Sun Valley retreat

07/09/2015, 08:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook returned for his fourth Sun Valley conference in Idaho this week where he, along SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, met with high-power executives from media, tech, politics and beyond.

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