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Topic: General

Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac launches with OS X 10.10 Yosemite support, speed boosts, more

08/20/2014, 01:08 am

Parallels on Wednesday announced the release of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac with built-in support for Apple's upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite, faster Windows app performance, better battery life and immediate availability for existing users.

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Apple exec Eddy Cue puts Los Altos, Calif., home on the market for nearly $4M

08/19/2014, 09:08 am

Eddy Cue, who oversees Apple's Internet Software and Services division, has listed his four-bedroom, 3,721-square-foot Los Altos, Calif., home for sale with an asking price of $3.895 million.

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Questionable leaks raise hopes that Apple will release new Lightning cable with reversible USB connector

08/19/2014, 09:08 am

Reversible male "Type-A" USB plugs are not new, but they also aren't compliant with the cable's official specifications, which means that newly leaked Lightning cables showing reversible USB connectors probably were not made by Apple.

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Dr. Dre accepts ALS ice bucket challenge, nominates fellow rappers

08/19/2014, 12:08 am

The ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association continued at Apple on Monday, with Dr. Dre accepting CEO Tim Cook's dare on the set of his upcoming movie "Straight Outta Compton."

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Apple's holiday-themed 'Misunderstood' iPhone ad wins Emmy for 'Most Outstanding Commercial'

08/18/2014, 10:08 am

Another prestigious trophy can be added to Apple's long list of award winning advertisements, as the company's iPhone ad "Misunderstood" has been honored with a Creative Arts Emmy for 2014's most "Outstanding Commercial."

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Apple reportedly expanding global data center presence with new facility in Curacao

08/16/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple's latest data center project may be on the small southern Caribbean island of Curacao, as local media suggests the iCloud operator may be taking over a facility where construction is nearly complete.

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Apple highlights corporate diversity with new showcase of company vice presidents

08/15/2014, 03:08 pm

Apple on Friday added a new tier to its official leadership page, listing five corporate vice presidents and spotlighting some of its diversity beyond the more well-known CEO and senior vice presidents.

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Fair Labor Association supplier audit reveals excessive overtime, Apple pledges to continue improvement

08/15/2014, 02:08 pm

As part of its partnership with Apple, the Fair Labor Association has conducted an independent audit of supplier Quanta, and discovered that the company's factories were responsible for some labor violations, including excessive overtime and hiring fees.

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Apple now storing local China iCloud data in China Telecom datacenters

08/15/2014, 07:08 am

The official website of the city of Fuzhou, in the People's Republic of China, on Thursday posted a now-retracted statement saying that Apple had completed the transfer of iCloud data to a Jiangxi Province datacenter owned by China Telecom. Apple on Friday then confirmed that it is in fact using China Telecom data centers to store iCloud user data locally.

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Lawsuit claims Steve Jobs, senior Apple directors hurt company with anti-poaching row

08/15/2014, 12:08 am

Piling onto Apple's anti-poaching courtroom saga, a new lawsuit seeks damages on behalf of shareholders for financial losses related to alleged misconduct by senior directors, including late cofounder Steve Jobs and current CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook latest Silicon Valley bigwig to get ice bath for ALS charity

08/14/2014, 09:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook accepted marketing chief Phil Schiller's call to undertake the "ice bucket challenge" to raise awareness and money for the ALS Association, an activity that quickly gained steam in the U.S. thanks to social media.

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Apple's Beats makes documentary celebrating 25th anniversary of film 'Do the Right Thing'

08/14/2014, 07:08 pm

Beats Music on Thursday published a short 22-minute documentary on Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," a landmark film dealing with race in America celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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Samsung buys smart home startup SmartThings for $200M, expands 'internet of things' offerings

08/14/2014, 07:08 pm

Apple rival Samsung on Thursday confirmed the purchase of SmartThings, extending the Korean company's reach into the world of connected, app-controllable devices like lights, motion sensors, switches and locks.

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Apple's Phil Schiller challenges CEO Tim Cook in 'ice bucket challenge' to raise money for ALS research

08/14/2014, 09:08 am

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller this week joined in on the popular "ice bucket challenge," which helps to raise money for the ALS Association, and even challenged CEO Tim Cook and a celebrity friend to get in on the act.

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Apple reimagines the mouse with force sensors, haptic feedback

08/14/2014, 07:08 am

An Apple patent filing uncovered on Thursday describes an advanced mouse that employs sensors to measure the level and location of force exerted on its main button, as well as haptics systems for providing feedback.

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Apple makes supply chain substance regulations public, to create advisory board for safe chemical use

08/14/2014, 01:08 am

Following a decision to ban benzene and n-hexane from use in supplier factories, Apple for the first time made its Regulated Substances Specifications -- supply chain restrictions for hazardous/toxic materials -- available for public viewing for the first time.

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Apple posts Robin Williams tribute page to company website

08/13/2014, 01:08 am

Following the addition of a special iTunes section featuring selected works of the late Robin Williams, Apple late Wednesday published a page to its website in memory of the late actor/comedian, who passed away on Monday at age 63.

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Apple, Inc. Diversity video narrated by new VP of Human Resources Denise Young-Smith

08/12/2014, 05:08 pm

A new Diversity film Apple published as part of its report on employee demographics is narrated by Denise Young-Smith, who the company internally promoted to lead human resources in February.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson & Rainbow PUSH Coalition praise Apple for releasing detailed workforce diversity data

08/12/2014, 02:08 pm

Following Apple's publication of workforce diversity data, as well as comments from the company admitting that improvements are needed, the iPhone maker received praise from activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his nonprofit Rainbow PUSH Coalition, which advocates on behalf of minorities.

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Apple reveals most employees are white men, says diversity needs to be improved

08/12/2014, 12:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday delivered on a promise to give more details on the diversity of its workforce, revealing that its U.S.-based employees are overwhelmingly male and white --a breakdown that Chief Executive Tim Cook said must be improved.

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