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Work on Apple's new Union Square site begins as existing San Francisco store gets Winter Walk

12/16/2014, 04:12 pm

Apple's plans to build a new Union Square retail store in San Francisco are finally getting started with the demolition of an existing building. Meanwhile, just down the street the company's current store is getting a holiday "Winter Walk" plaza treatment.

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Apple suspends online sales in Russia amid currency turmoil

12/16/2014, 02:12 pm

"Extreme" swings in the value of the Russian Ruble have caused Apple to temporarily shutter its online store in the Eurasian nation, after a midnight interest rate hike sent the currency plunging nearly 20 percent.

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Google's 'Physical Web' answer to Apple's iBeacons gets first hardware partner

12/16/2014, 09:12 am

Google's early-stage "Physical Web" project --an attempt to displace Apple's iBeacons with a similar, open-source framework -- is beginning to take shape,as Turkish hardware firm Blesh is now offering the first Physical Web-compatible Bluetooth beacon hardware.

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Apple backs Microsoft in data privacy fight against U.S. government

12/15/2014, 08:12 pm

Apple was one of more than 50 private companies and trade associations to sign amicus briefs in support of Microsoft on Monday as the Redmond, Wash., company continues an ongoing court battle with the U.S. government over customer data privacy protections.

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Apple avoids threat of legal action with modified GT Advanced bankruptcy settlement

12/15/2014, 07:12 pm

A lawyer representing sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies on Monday said the company has agreed to a new set of terms in its settlement with Apple, with the redrafted arrangement assuaging concerns from jilted creditors seeking to derail proceedings by threatening legal action against Apple.

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Apple 'iPod iTunes' antitrust case sent to jury after closing arguments

12/15/2014, 06:12 pm

Closing arguments in a class-action lawsuit against Apple's iPod iTunes ecosystem were heard on Monday, with each side arguing their case for what could potentially result in a $1 billion penalty for Apple.

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Judge shows opposition to government's case at start of Apple's e-book antitrust appeal

12/15/2014, 01:12 pm

Apple's appeal of the U.S. government's e-book antitrust case got underway Monday, with one judge presiding over the hearing questioning whether the government's original case was legitimate.

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Apple's 2014 holiday ad 'The Song' showcases the human side of its ecosystem

12/14/2014, 05:12 pm

Once again this year, Apple is celebrating the holiday season with a 90-second, unconventional television spot showcasing how its products can be used to create thoughtful gifts that can strengthen relationships with others.

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How to enable and manage iCloud Family Sharing on iOS and OS X

12/13/2014, 04:12 am

Prior to iOS 8, Apple required iTunes customers to purchase content on a per-account basis, but a new Family Sharing feature lets users living in the same household share apps, music, iBooks and more.

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Former iTunes engineer says Apple wanted to block '100% of non-iTunes clients'

12/12/2014, 07:12 pm

A former Apple engineer appeared in court on Friday as the final witness of an antitrust case involving the iPod and iTunes ecosystem, saying he worked on an internal project meant to box out competing digital stores and media players.

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Online Apple Store now accepts PayPal payments in US and UK

12/11/2014, 09:12 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its digital storefront to include PayPal as a valid method of making purchases, expanding customer options beyond credit and debit cards for the first time.

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Contract workers invade Apple campus demanding better pay and working conditions

12/11/2014, 07:12 pm

A group of more than 100 protestors, including civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, convened at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., campus on Thursday to protest treatment of Silicon Valley contract labor and deliver a petition calling on the tech giant to set a trend toward reform.

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Leaked Sony emails reveal possible shooting locations for Steve Jobs biopic, hint at storyline

12/11/2014, 07:12 pm

Fallout from a massive Sony Pictures hack continues to provide nuggets of information about an upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, the latest being emails from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher, who was previously slated to direct the movie.

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Rare working Apple-1 originally sold by Steve Jobs auctioned off for $365K

12/11/2014, 06:12 pm

A vintage Apple-1 computer with documentation proving it was sold directly by late tech guru Steve Jobs for $600 in 1976 brought in $365,000 when the hammer fell at a New York auction on Thursday, falling short of estimates.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook wins 'Person of the Year' honor from London's Financial Times

12/11/2014, 12:12 pm

For leading Apple to continued financial success, introducing buzzworthy new product categories, and putting morals over profits, Tim Cook has been named "Person of the Year" by economic-focused newspaper the Financial Times.

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How to manage your iCloud storage and backups

12/11/2014, 09:12 am

Apple understands that device backups are only useful when the process is automatic and done regularly, which is why the feature is baked into iOS and handled by iCloud.

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Square merchants in the US post sales of $100M in a single day

12/10/2014, 01:12 pm

Small businesses using Square's popular iPhone- and iPad-connected credit card readers combined to sell more than $100 million worth of goods and services in a single day, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Nokia confirms Here maps will return to iOS next year

12/10/2014, 12:12 pm

Finnish telecommunications company Nokia on Wednesday announced that it would bring its Here mapping service --which has not appeared in native form on Apple devices in nearly a year --back to iOS with a new standalone app in early 2015.

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Time's Person of the Year honor goes to 'the Ebola fighters,' not Apple CEO Tim Cook

12/10/2014, 11:12 am

Apple's chief executive was among those spurned by Time Magazine on Wednesday as the publication announced that the 2014 Person of the Year edition will not feature a single person, but instead pay homage to the healthcare workers fighting Ebola in Africa.

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PC makers may beat Apple to the punch with new 'fingerprint ID' sensors built into notebook touchpads

12/10/2014, 10:12 am

While Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensors remain limited to the latest iPhone and iPad models and have yet to appear in any Mac hardware, Synaptics announced on Wednesday that its new SecurePad fingerprint scanning hardware is now available to notebook PC makers.

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