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Apple will soon encrypt iCloud emails in transit between service providers

06/13/2014, 05:06 pm

Apple on Friday said it is working to implement an in-transit encryption solution for its email domains, offering additional protection for iCloud customers sending and receiving messages from people using other providers like Gmail.

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts, other execs on hand for Omotesando Apple Store opening [u]

06/12/2014, 09:06 pm

Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts made her first official public appearance as an Apple exec at the grand opening of the company's newest retail outlet in Japan on Friday, posing for pictures with Apple fans and customers who made it down for the event.

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New China Apple Store may be second to feature iconic cylindrical glass entryway

06/12/2014, 07:06 pm

As part of Apple's efforts to triple its retail presence in China over the next two years, the company will open a store in Chongqing that appears to feature an architectural flourish familiar to Chinese customers: a giant glass cylinder.

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As EU launches probe into Apple's taxes, Intel slapped with record $1.4B anti-competition fine

06/12/2014, 09:06 am

Apple partner Intel attempted to appeal a $1.44 billion fine from the European Union for unfair business practices, but the chipmaker lost that bid on Thursday when a court determined that the record fine would stand.

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Apple's smarter Smart Cover would keep users up to date with illuminated alerts

06/12/2014, 05:06 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes an advanced iPad Smart Cover containing illumination and communication elements that light up to alert users to incoming messages, low battery warnings and other notifications.

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Amazon launches free 'Prime Music' streaming service for Prime members

06/12/2014, 03:06 am

Amazon on Thursday threw its hat into the streaming music service game with Prime Music, a "free" value-added service that touts access to more than one million songs for paying Amazon Prime members.

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Samsung endorser LeBron James made a reported $30M from Apple's Beats buy

06/12/2014, 12:06 am

According to a report on Wednesday, Basketball superstar LeBron James saw a $30 million windfall on his small stake in Beats Electronics after Apple acquired the headphone maker for $3 billion in May.

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Apple video offers peek inside new Japanese retail store ahead of grand opening

06/11/2014, 11:06 pm

Apple on Wednesday published to its official YouTube channel a video highlighting the design of its latest Apple Store located in Omotesando, Tokyo as final preparations are made for a grand opening on Friday.

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Apple denies dodging EU taxes, receiving special treatment from Irish authorities

06/11/2014, 03:06 pm

As a European Union investigation into the tax arrangements of a number of multinational companies -- including Apple, Starbucks, and Fiat -- gets underway, Apple has issued a statement in which the iPhone maker categorically denied any wrongdoing.

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GoPro to give customers, fans access to IPO stock at Wall Street price

06/11/2014, 01:06 pm

Personal camera manufacturer GoPro, which sells durable action accessories that connect to Apple's iPhone, is taking the relatively unusual step of making an allowance for stock to be sold to individual investors during its initial public offering, allowing customers and fans to purchase shares before trading begins.

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Apple HomeKit partner Honeywell takes on Google's Nest with Lyric smart thermostat

06/11/2014, 09:06 am

Honeywell, a name familiar to hundreds of millions of consumers around the world thanks to its iconic round thermostats, is gearing up to put its own spin on the "internet of things" with a new, Internet-connected thermostat called Lyric.

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European Union announces tax evasion investigations of Apple, Fiat & Starbucks

06/11/2014, 07:06 am

The executive body of the European Union formally announced on Wednesday that it is investigating Apple, Fiat and Starbucks for potential tax evasion by the trio of corporations in the continent it polices.

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Smart home startup Light Sentry uses sensors to automate lighting year-round

06/10/2014, 10:06 pm

A new startup aims to wean automated home lighting users off manual scheduling by deploying light sensors and switch devices in and around a user's home for dynamic control based on localized, accurate measurements.

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New aerial photos of Apple's Campus 2 show foundation work taking shape

06/10/2014, 07:06 pm

As Apple continues construction of its "Spaceship" Campus 2 in Cupertino, Calif., a number of interested onlookers are taking pictures of the site from land and air, revealing ongoing work at the tech giant's future headquarters.

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Apple looks to rein in marketing costs, accelerates internal ad team buildup

06/10/2014, 02:06 pm

The world's wealthiest technology company is in the midst of pulling together the industry's largest in-house advertising agency, a move said to be motivated in part by a desire to reduce costs and in part by a need to be more agile and roll out creative more quickly.

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European Commission to investigate Apple's Ireland tax haven - report

06/10/2014, 01:06 pm

The competition authority of the European Union is reportedly set to launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple's corporate presence in Ireland, a strategy that it and other companies use to avoid paying taxes.

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Apple patent hints at iWatch-enabled weightlifting tracker

06/10/2014, 05:06 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a weightlifting tracking system that uses a standalone sensor to transmit metrics to a remote display, which in some cases include a wristwatch.

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Japan's latest Apple Store features all-glass walls, aluminum roof and spiral staircase

06/09/2014, 07:06 pm

Construction workers have removed the protective barriers fronting the upcoming Apple Store in Omotesando, Japan, revealing three all-glass walls, a hanging Apple logo and central spiral staircase leading to an underground level.

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Tim Cook overseeing search for new Apple PR chief, seeking 'high-profile external candidates'

06/09/2014, 01:06 pm

In its search to replace recently departed public relations chief Katie Cotton, Apple is said to be strongly considering "high profile" candidates from outside the company, with Chief Executive Tim Cook reportedly personally involved in the search.

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Dr. Dre painted as resolute perfectionist, compared to Steve Jobs in WSJ profile

06/06/2014, 10:06 pm

The Wall Street Journal on Friday published an in-depth look at Beats cofounder Dr. Dre, who will be joining Apple after his company was purchased for $3 billion. He is described as a perfectionist, workaholic and someone who relies on their gut -- like late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

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