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Topic: General

Leak suggests new Fitbit Surge smartwatch will best Apple Watch by integrating GPS

10/22/2014, 02:10 pm

Newly leaked marketing materials suggest Fitbit may be on the verge of releasing a new fitness-focused smartwatch with a heart rate sensor as well as integrated GPS, the latter of which the upcoming Apple Watch will not feature without tethering to an iPhone.

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Hacks targeting Chinese iCloud users prompt Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet China's vice premier

10/22/2014, 09:10 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly traveled to Beijing to meet with the vice premier of China to discuss protecting user data, a meeting prompted by recent hacks targeting iCloud users in the country.

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Apple's Maps Connect portal lets local businesses create, add details to listings

10/21/2014, 08:10 pm

In a continued effort to make Apple Maps more accurate, Apple on Tuesday launched a new Web portal called "Maps Connect" to let local businesses add information directly into the mapping services.

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Apple leadership awarded restricted stock unit bonus currently worth $19M

10/21/2014, 07:10 pm

Eight Apple executives last week were awarded identical bonuses in the form of conditional RSUs worth over $19.6 million at the stock's current price, according to a U.S. SEC filing.

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Apple spent $1M on lobbying US government in Q3, focused on health, data privacy, more

10/21/2014, 06:10 pm

According to a recently filed disclosure, Apple spent a little over $1 million over the third quarter on lobbying issues like consumer health data, safe driving, e-books and data privacy, among others.

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GT Advanced reaches bankruptcy deal with Apple, will sell off more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces to pay debt

10/21/2014, 05:10 pm

As part of its plan to "wind down" sapphire production operations after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GT Advanced Technologies will reportedly sell more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces to pay off an outstanding debt to Apple.

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Hackers targeting Apple iCloud users in mainland China with 'massive' attack

10/21/2014, 12:10 pm

Hackers have reportedly begun targeting iCloud users in mainland China, utilizing a so-called "man-in-the-middle" approach in an attempt to steal user information, with one group accusing the Chinese government itself of perpetrating the attack.

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Apple's patented iPhone-based CarPlay remote starts cars, performs high-level functions

10/21/2014, 04:10 am

An Apple patent published on Tuesday could foreshadow future CarPlay functionality that allows users to unlocks car doors, start the engine and perform other automated tasks based on a user's proximity to their vehicle.

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Apple responds to Spotlight Suggestions 'backlash,' says personal data collection limited

10/20/2014, 10:10 pm

In response to a Monday report alleging Apple has started to automatically collect user search and location data through Spotlight Suggestions, the company has issued a statement clarifying the extent to which customer information is gathered and how it is used.

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Tour Apple Inc's spaceship Campus 2 in extended aerial video

10/20/2014, 03:10 pm

See the rapid progress being made at Apple's "spaceship" Campus 2 project site in Cupertino, California in our exclusive aerial tour of the site and the company's nearby existing Infinite Loop campus headquarters.

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Editorial: A friendlier Apple Inc now invites media through its Infinite Loop front door

10/18/2014, 07:10 pm

At this week's Apple Event showing off the company's newest iPads and Macs, invited members of the media weren't directed around the back of Apple's Infinite Loop campus to the Town Hall door, as usual. They were greeted at the front door and led through the private campus courtyard.

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Apple launches iCloud Photos beta Web client ahead of iOS 8.1 rollout

10/18/2014, 06:10 pm

Apple on Saturday launched a beta version of iCloud Photos for iCloud.com users, activating the photo and video storage and syncing service planned to officially roll out on Monday with the debut of iOS 8.1.

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Full video of Jony Ive's Vanity Fair interview posted online

10/18/2014, 04:10 am

Vanity Fair on Friday posted to YouTube the full 25-minute video of an interview with Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive, who discussed a range of topics at the publication's New Establishment Summit, including his beginnings at Apple and "copycat" devices.

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Exclusive video: Apple's new "spaceship" Campus 2 is figuratively taking off

10/17/2014, 08:10 pm

In yesterday's keynote, Apple's software chief Craig Federighi joked about rumors of the new Apple Campus 2 being an actual spaceship capable of literally taking off. The project is, however, figuratively taking off, with incredible progress visible over just the last month, evident particularly in the parking structures now under construction.

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American Express prepares customers for Apple Pay launch, details setup procedure

10/17/2014, 05:10 pm

In an email sent out to credit card holders on Friday, American Express announced integration with Apple Pay and outlined steps users need to take in order to get the payment system up and running on their mobile device.

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GT Advanced to axe more than 700 jobs at Arizona sapphire plant

10/16/2014, 08:10 pm

Embattled sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies on Thursday announced it will be eliminating more than 700 jobs at its plant in Mesa, Arizona, with the mass layoffs scheduled for completion by Dec. 15.

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Apple posts iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and 'Evolution of Retina' promo videos online

10/16/2014, 05:10 pm

Following Thursday's big reveal, Apple posted a trio of promotional videos taken from the product launch event to its YouTube page, touting the new iPad Air 2 and iMac with 5K Retina display.

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Apple's iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and OS X Yosemite event now available for streaming

10/16/2014, 04:10 pm

Apple has posted to its website an on-demand version of Thursday's special event that saw the introduction of new iPads, a Retina display iMac, revamped Mac mini and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

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'Apple Events' channel for Apple TV goes live ahead of iPad event

10/16/2014, 06:10 am

In preparation of its special media event on Thursday, Apple has activated the "Apple Events" Apple TV channel that will carry a live stream of today's proceedings, expected to include the debut of new hardware and software.

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Beats' Jimmy Iovine on NFL headphone ban: 'I can't believe I'm this lucky'

10/15/2014, 07:10 pm

Beats cofounder and current Apple executive Jimmy Iovine responded to the National Football League's decision to ban Beats by Dre headphones from interviews, suggesting the pressure from Bose is resulting in cheap publicity.

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