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Oscar winner Alex Gibney bringing new Steve Jobs documentary to SXSW Film

02/03/2015, 10:02 pm

Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney will premier his latest project, a feature entitled "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine" that chronicles the late Apple CEO's influence on the modern world's relationship with computers, at the annual South by Southwest film festival next month.

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HTC disses Apple, Samsung in new rap video

02/03/2015, 08:02 pm

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC recently released a bizarre music video starring rapper Don G alongside backup dancers dressed as smartphones, dubbed "Hold the Crown," in which the former waxes lyrical about the relative superiority of HTC's handsets and executive team.

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Major physical changes could be coming to Apple stores as Angela Ahrendts era is in full swing

02/03/2015, 01:02 pm

Under the leadership of retail chief Angela Ahrendts, Apple is said to be considering major changes to the layout of its retail locations, which may be implemented at some locations in time for the debut of the Apple Watch.

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Amazon looking to buy some RadioShack stores to establish retail presence - report

02/03/2015, 08:02 am

Following the news that tech retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy, a new report claims that online megastore Amazon has expressed interest in buying some of the company's brick-and-mortar locations.

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Google poised for an Apple-like feud with Uber over ridesharing and self-driving cars

02/02/2015, 08:02 pm

The once-tight relationship between Google and ridesharing service Uber has reportedly frayed as the two companies make moves into each others' territory, a split reminiscent of the tension between Google and Apple over Android.

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Apple could face huge tax bill as Obama calls for new taxes on offshore profits in FY2016 budget

02/02/2015, 06:02 pm

President Obama on Monday put forward a new budget that includes a one-time 14 percent levy on earnings held by U.S. companies overseas --funds which would be allocated to a $478 billion public works plan --followed by an ongoing 19 percent tax on foreign profits, whether the money is repatriated or not.

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FCC to propose regulating the Internet as a utility - report

02/02/2015, 05:02 pm

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to issue a proposal this week that would see the agency classify Internet access as a telecommunications utility, a move that may also include reclassification for data services from wireless carriers.

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Apple to build $2 billion green data center at failed GTAT sapphire plant

02/02/2015, 03:02 pm

The Arizona facilities associated with Apple's failed partnership with GT Advanced Technologies will be transformed into a new "global command" data center for the company employing 150 people full-time, thanks to a major $2 billion investment from the iPhone maker.

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Photos show Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak in upcoming film

02/02/2015, 01:02 pm

Filming of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is underway, and newly published photos from the film's set show critically acclaimed actor Michael Fassbender in the lead role, alongside Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak.

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Apple releases TV ad for China's Lunar New Year, to open new store in Tianjin this week

02/02/2015, 08:02 am

In preparation for the upcoming Chinese New Year, Apple has released a new China-specific version of its ad "The Song," and the company has also revealed that its new store in Tianjin will open this Saturday.

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Review: Bose's SoundLink Mini is an exceptional Bluetooth speaker

02/01/2015, 11:02 am

Bluetooth speakers are one of the most popular accessories for mobile devices, helping pump up the volume from audio-limited smartphones and tablets. AppleInsider took a look at Bose's SoundLink Mini to see how it fares in this crowded space.

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First look: Fitbit Charge HR fitness band with real-time heart rate sensor

01/31/2015, 12:01 am

Fitbit's new Charge HR fitness band puts an emphasis on wearability with a slim and light form factor, but maintains a wealth of health tracking features including a real-time heart rate sensor and onboard display.

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Google announces 40 new third-party integrations for Siri competitor Google Now

01/30/2015, 06:01 pm

Search giant Google on Friday revealed that it will allow select Android apps to integrate with Google Now --the company's answer to Apple's Siri digital assistant -- allowing users of services like AirBnB, Pandora, and Lyft to pull that data into Now.

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Apple's new Chongqing store shown off in photos ahead of Saturday opening

01/30/2015, 04:01 pm

Local media have been given access to Apple's new retail outlet in Chongqing, Southwest China, a day before its official opening and photos of the new store depict an expansive underground space not unlike the company's flagship location on Fifth Avenue.

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AppleInsider's official podcast kicks off with analysis of the week's top Apple stories

01/30/2015, 12:01 pm

AppleInsider's inaugural podcast is now available to download, offering readers a new way to receive detailed analysis and opinion on the week's biggest Apple-related news.

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Apple, Google & Amazon settle with Italian government over 'misleading' free apps with in-app purchases

01/30/2015, 10:01 am

Apple, along with Google and Amazon, will avoid fines from the Italian government after agreeing to revise policies regarding so-called "freemium" mobile games and applications.

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As Apple nears $200B in cash, U.S. Senators once again propose a repatriation tax break

01/29/2015, 09:01 pm

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Rand Paul on Thursday announced the "Invest in Transportation Act of 2015," a proposal that would allow companies such as Apple to bring foreign cash reserves back to the U.S. at a significantly lower tax rate while using the proceeds to replenish the Highway Trust Fund.

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Apple tops Louis Vuitton, Gucci as the gift of choice among China's wealthy

01/29/2015, 05:01 pm

Many wealthy Chinese consumers chose to forego designer handbags or expensive liquor when choosing gifts in 2014, a new report indicates, instead opting for Apple's iPhone, iPad, or Mac computers.

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FCC says broadband-class connections must offer at least 25Mbps download speeds

01/29/2015, 02:01 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday took a step toward improving Internet speeds in America, requiring providers to offer download speeds of at least 25 megabits per second to classify as "broadband."

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iTunes Connect bug logs developers into random Apple account, displays wrong apps

01/29/2015, 12:01 pm

Many developers logging into Apple's iTunes Connect portal on Thursday found themselves presented with a a peculiar and potentially crucial error: The site is displaying the username, company, and apps of someone who is not them.

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