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Topic: General

Apple expands renewable energy to retail stores, 120 US outlets get green power

04/21/2014, 11:04 am

Nearly half of Apple's 254 retail stores in the U.S. -- including flagship locations in Palo Alto, Chicago, and New York -- are said to be powered entirely by energy from renewable sources, part of the company's plan to cast a wider net with its environmental initiatives.

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Samsung experts say Apple's patented features not valuable in trial

04/19/2014, 02:04 am

During the Apple v. Samsung trial on Friday, Samsung continued its defense by calling on a number of expert witnesses who asserted Apple has grossly exaggerated the value assigned to each of its patents-in-suit.

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Nike to reportedly exit wearables market, fires bulk of FuelBand team [u]

04/18/2014, 09:04 pm

A rumor on Friday claims Nike is planning to shut down the division responsible for creating wearable fitness trackers, starting with the axing of as many as 55 people from the FuelBand team.

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Apple offers unclaimed WWDC tickets to select developers

04/18/2014, 06:04 pm

Apple on Friday began sending out emails asking developers who were not selected in this year's WWDC 2014 ticket lottery if they would like to purchase passes that have gone unclaimed by those originally selected to attend.

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Briefly: Online Apple Store delays 24-hour ship times in Europe for Easter

04/18/2014, 04:04 pm

In a change to certain European Online Apple Stores, the company is no longer offering 24-hour delivery turnarounds, while the option remains active in the U.S. and Canada.

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Samsung deal with Swiss clock maker portrayed as an affront to Apple

04/18/2014, 12:04 pm

Samsung recently inked a deal with Swiss Federal Railways, the same organization that accused Apple of copying one of its iconic clock designs, leading some to speculate that Samsung may have sought the contract solely to make a dig at Apple.

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Traffic from Apple's unannounced iOS 8, OS X 10.10 remains steady ahead of WWDC 2014

04/18/2014, 08:04 am

Testing of Apple's anticipated next-generation operating systems -- iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 -- continues along at a steady clip, new traffic data shows, ahead of the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, where both products are expected to be unveiled.

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Apple's Rockstar patent consortium denied request to transfer Google suit to Texas

04/18/2014, 01:04 am

A U.S. district judge on Thursday issued an order denying Rockstar's motion to transfer a patent invalidation suit leveled by Google from California to the more patent holder-friendly Eastern District of Texas.

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Speculation increases over Angela Ahrendts's start date as head of Apple Retail

04/17/2014, 09:04 am

With the exact date that incoming Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts will leave her position at Burberry still unannounced, some have speculated that the fashion executive may be delaying her departure in order to collect on Burberry share bonuses worth as much as 8 million.

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Apple's gesture-based unlocking tech channels Android's pattern lock screen

04/17/2014, 06:04 am

New documents unearthed on Wednesday show Apple was toying with a gesture-based unlock function for its mobile devices some four years after the idea was introduced in the Android operating system. Cupertino's version, however, is arguably far more advanced than even the latest designs from Google.

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G-Technology to ship Thunderbolt 2 'Studio Series' RAID arrays in mid-May, up to 24TB

04/16/2014, 08:04 pm

The latest entry in a growing selection of Thunderbolt 2 capable storage solutions, G-Technology's G-SPEED Studio and G-RAID Studio RAID arrays incorporate high-capacity 6TB HDDs and ultra-fast I/O into small chassis designs.

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LaCie reveals year-long security breach at online store

04/16/2014, 02:04 pm

Storage vendor LaCie , maker of a number of accessories compatible with Apple's Thunderbolt, announced on Wednesday that data from transactions made through the company's first-party online store may have been compromised as a result of a security breach that went undiscovered for nearly a year.

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Samsung calls on computer scientists to refute Apple patent claims

04/16/2014, 02:04 am

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Tuesday, Samsung continued its defense against by calling on a cavalcade of computer science experts who testified that Apple's patents were not novel, should not have been granted or did not apply to alleged infringing products.

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Judge denies Apple motion to dismiss states' e-books suit

04/15/2014, 10:04 pm

A federal judge on Tuesday denied Apple's motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by state attorneys general over e-book price fixing, allowing a trial that could cost the company up to $840 million to move forward.

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Revenue from mobile device displays to surpass televisions for first time in 2014

04/15/2014, 09:04 am

Display manufacturers will make more money in 2014 from the screens found in mobile phones, tablets, and laptop computers than those in television sets for the first time as consumers increasingly demand higher-quality displays in mobile devices, according to new data.

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Apple tech uses Wi-Fi access points for indoor navigation, 3D positioning

04/15/2014, 05:04 am

While most mobile devices rely on GPS for mapping and navigation, the system only works outdoors and in range of satellite timing signals. However, new technology from Apple could extend accurate positioning indoors without need for additional hardware aside from existing Wi-Fi infrastructure.

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Samsung execs deny copying Apple design, attribute smartphone success to marketing

04/15/2014, 12:04 am

Continuing to grind through its long list of expert witnesses on Monday, Samsung brought up two company executives, as well as three Google engineers, to further its case of non-infringement of five Apple patents.

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Apple now cooperating says external compliance monitor Bromwich in first report

04/14/2014, 08:04 pm

Apple's court-appointed external compliance monitor Michael Bromwich on Monday issued his first report to U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote, noting a marked improvement in relations between himself and the Cupertino, Calif. company.

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David Fincher pulls out of talks to direct Steve Jobs biopic

04/14/2014, 05:04 pm

According to a report on Monday, director David Fincher will not reteam with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin for Sony's upcoming big-budget Steve Jobs biopic. The duo, along with producer Scott Rudin, worked together on the Academy Award winning film "The Social Network," which focused on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.

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Facebook said to be readying electronic payment system, could preempt Apple entry

04/14/2014, 02:04 pm

Social media behemoth Facebook is reportedly nearing a deal with Irish authorities that would allow the company to offer its European users electronic payment and remittance services ahead of Apple's hotly-anticipated entry into the market.

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