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Topic: General

Samsung asks New Yorkers to compare Apple's iPad Air to Galaxy Tab S in new ad

08/29/2014, 11:08 am

In a new spot posted to its YouTube account on Friday, Samsung took to the streets of New York City and asked consumers to compare the Galaxy Tab S to the iPad Air, with the results predictably skewed in favor of the Samsung tablet.

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Apple's mysterious 2-story structure at site of Sept. 9 event drives frenzy even further

08/28/2014, 03:08 pm

Following Apple's announcement that it would move its September media event -- at which both the "iPhone 6" and "iWatch" are said to be unveiled -- from the company's typical event stage in San Francisco to much larger space in Cupertino, new photos show that they have also constructed a bespoke two-story building on the grounds likely dedicated to the event.

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Apple announces Sept. 9 event for expected 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' unveiling: 'Wish we could say more'

08/28/2014, 12:08 pm

Apple on Thursday confirmed that it will hold a media event on Sept. 9, with a teaser sent to members of the media showcasing the date and a teasing tagline that reads: "Wish we could say more."

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Apple wins patent for Steve Jobs-designed Fifth Ave glass cube

08/28/2014, 08:08 am

The iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store glass cube, which was designed in part by legendary company co-founder Steve Jobs, is now a patented ornamental building design sanctioned by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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LG and Samsung announce new smartwatches ahead of Apple's anticipated 'iWatch' reveal [u]

08/27/2014, 10:08 pm

In a possible bid to get word out before an expected Apple iWatch announcement sucks the air out of the room, LG on Wednesday took the wraps off a circular display-toting G Watch R, while Samsung touted a new cellular 3G-equipped Gear S smartwatch.

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Judge denies Apple injunction against Samsung devices in second California patent trial

08/27/2014, 05:08 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday handed down an order denying Apple's motion for a sales ban against Samsung products a jury found to have infringed on three patents in May.

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Spotify adds new hardware partners for Apple AirPlay rival Spotify Connect

08/27/2014, 02:08 pm

Swedish streaming music provider Spotify on Wednesday announced the addition of multimedia hardware companies Bose, Panasonic, and Gramofon to its list of partners for Spotify Connect, a wireless media streaming platform similar to Apple's AirPlay.

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LaCie unveils 48TB Thunderbolt 2 drive, Dropbox upgrades Pro plans to 1TB

08/27/2014, 09:08 am

Apple users gained two additional high-capacity storage options on Wednesday, as external drive maker LaCie showed off its new rack-mount Thunderbolt 2 drive in a 48 terabyte configuration and cloud storage firm Dropbox announced that its $9.99-per-month Pro plan will now include 1 terabyte of space.

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iPhone-controlled August Smart Lock finally starts shipping to preorder customers

08/26/2014, 07:08 pm

After nearly a year's wait, Yves Behar-designed August Smart Locks finally started shipping out to preorder customers on Tuesday and the company plans to have supply ready for a wider launch by October.

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Apple patent embeds physical iPhone control, feedback components beneath flexible display

08/26/2014, 05:08 am

In a new patent discovered on Tuesday, Apple details a flexible mobile device screen that deforms to reveal buttons hidden beneath its surface, accepts sound and pressure input and provides haptic feedback.

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Apple to restrict CloudKit services to latest iOS 8, OS X Yosemite betas ahead of launch

08/25/2014, 09:08 pm

In an email sent out on Monday, Apple informed developers that upcoming iCloud-based features like iCloud Drive, Mail Drop and more will require iOS 8 beta 5 or OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 or later to operate.

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Amazon buys Twitch for $970M, pushes into video streaming market

08/25/2014, 05:08 pm

Amazon on Monday grew its digital media presence with the purchase of gaming-centric video streaming service Twitch, which agreed to a $970 million buyout that will take effect later this year.

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Review: Lockitron Internet-connected smart door lock

08/23/2014, 10:08 pm

Dreamed up by a hardware startup called Apigy, Lockitron is an easy-to-install app-connected smart home solution that promises to turn almost any common deadbolt into a smart keyless entry system.

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First Look: SETA stand for iPad with NanoSuction pads

08/21/2014, 09:08 pm

After finding Kickstarter success with an iPhone stand last year, 1.0 Innovations is looking to fund two super-sized models with more NanoSuction stick for iPads and phablets.

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Tim Cook visits veterans and doctors at Palo Alto VA hospital, staff using iPads

08/21/2014, 06:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday tweeted out a photo and brief message highlighting a recent visit to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., saying he was happy to meet with doctors who now use iPads to treat patients.

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Apple updates iMovie for Mac, iWork suite for OS X and iOS with minor bug fixes [u]

08/21/2014, 06:08 pm

In what appears to be a routine maintenance update, Apple on Thursday rolled out minor iWork app point releases for both Mac and iOS, bringing stability improvements and bug fixes to the company's multi-platform productivity suite.

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Intuit releases redesigned Quicken 2015 for Mac, first new version in 7 years

08/21/2014, 09:08 am

Financial software firm Intuit on Thursday released Quicken 2015 for Mac, the first new version of the company's flagship personal finance and accounting suite to make its way to Apple's desktop platform in over seven years.

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Apple invention helps iPhone users find their parked car despite poor cell, GPS reception

08/21/2014, 07:08 am

A pair of Apple patent applications discovered on Thursday describe a system that automatically determines when and where a user parks their car, and later directs them back to the vehicle without requiring a data connection or GPS signal.

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Judge denies Apple bid to recover attorneys' fees from Samsung, releases $2.6M bond related to Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban

08/20/2014, 09:08 pm

U.S. district Judge Lucy Koh handed down two orders on Wednesday dealing with the first Apple v. Samsung California court trial, one denying Apple's motion to recover $16 million in attorney fees from Samsung and another releasing a $2.6 million bond posted to block sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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Apple's largest store yet will be its first in the Middle East - report

08/20/2014, 10:08 am

Apple looks set to launch its first official retail presence in the Middle East with a new store in Dubai's Mall of the Emirates, according to a new report, with the location said to be the largest the Cupertino company has ever built.

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