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Apple Watch will come in two sizes & three collections, with six different strap styles

09/09/2014, 02:09 pm

The new fashion-focused Apple Watch will come in a wide variety of styles and two different sizes, aiming to offer the right device for each wearer's particular style and needs.

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Apple Watch revealed: A wrist-worn, personalized communications & fitness device with 'digital crown' physical controls

09/09/2014, 02:09 pm

Apple's hotly anticipated, highly secretive smart wrist watch was finally unveiled to the public on Tuesday in the form of Apple Watch, a device that the company said will define the emerging wearable devices market.

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Take a quick peek at the media frenzy outside Apple's Sept. 9 event

09/09/2014, 12:09 pm

With less than 30 minutes to go until Apple reveals what secret products it's been working on, the tech news media has congregated in Cupertino, next to a giant mysterious white box, awaiting the big event. AppleInsider offers a quick peek at the scene as we count down to showtime.

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ABC News teases report of 'historic' Apple announcement

09/08/2014, 06:09 pm

On the eve of Apple's big media event, ABC News on Monday posted a teaser spot for an exclusive report covering what the broadcaster calls a "historic announcement."

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Apple now emails users whenever their iCloud account is accessed through a Web browser

09/08/2014, 11:09 am

As part of its efforts to beef up iCloud security and prevent unauthorized access, Apple now by default sends users an email when someone has logged into their iCloud account through a traditional Web browser.

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First look: Metawatch's iPhone-connected Meta M1 smartwatch

09/08/2014, 10:09 am

With Apple expected to announce its entrance into the wearable devices market on Tuesday, established smartwatch maker Metawatch is looking to differentiate itself from the rest of the herd with the new Meta M1.

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Apple hires superstar designer Marc Newson, to work with personal friend Jony Ive

09/05/2014, 05:09 pm

It was reported on Friday that well-known industrial designer Marc Newson will be joining Apple to work as part of close friend Jony Ive's design team in an as-yet-unannounced capacity.

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Review roundup: Motorola's Moto 360 is the best smartwatch yet, but poor battery life is unacceptable

09/05/2014, 09:09 am

Motorola has finally released its Android Wear-powered Moto 360 smartwatch --wisely or not, just days before Apple is expected to debut its "iWatch" -- and early reviews say that the device is a fine standard bearer for Google's wearable operating system, though it could benefit from some more time in the lab.

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Misfit announces developer toolkit, list of more than 30 initial partners

09/05/2014, 05:09 am

Fitness tracking firm Misfit on Thursday announced availability of an expanded developer toolkit for third-party apps and devices, opening the door to interesting partnerships like integration with Walgreens' Balance Rewards points program.

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Apple, Google appeal Judge Koh's rejection of settlement in no-poach lawsuit

09/05/2014, 04:09 am

In a court filing late Thursday, Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel appealed Judge Lucy Koh's rejection of a proposed $324.5 million settlement relating to a class action lawsuit leveled by Silicon Valley employees, calling the jurist's decision "rigid and formulaic."

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Apple's secretive 'early field failure analysis' quality control team profiled in new report

09/04/2014, 11:09 pm

A report on Thursday offers a rare look inside Apple's secretive EFFA quality control division that runs down and fixes launch day hardware issues before they become larger, more costly problems.

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Apple supplier Catcher Technology accused of labor violations in China plant

09/04/2014, 10:09 am

Workers at a Catcher-owned facility in Suqian, China are subjected to discriminatory hiring policies, forced to handle toxic materials without proper protective gear, and made to work excessive overtime to manufacture parts for Apple's next-generation iPad Air, according to a scathing undercover report released Thursday by China Labor Watch and Green America.

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Apple's iPhone-based augmented reality navigation concept has 'X-ray vision' features

09/04/2014, 06:09 am

According to a pair of patent applications published on Thursday, Apple is investigating augmented reality systems for iOS capable of providing users with enhanced virtual overlays of their surroundings, including an "X-ray vision" mode that peels away walls.

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Apple invents method of hardening sapphire screens to reduce cracking

09/04/2014, 05:09 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent describing a method of implanting ions in a sapphire display structure, strengthening the already hard material without using chemical treatments.

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Apple, Google reopen settlement talks in Silicon Valley no-poach lawsuit

09/03/2014, 04:09 pm

In a joint court filing on Wednesday, Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel said settlement talks have resumed in a class action lawsuit over alleged wage-fixing arrangements.

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Samsung's wrap-around smartphone screen concept becomes a reality with Galaxy Note Edge

09/03/2014, 11:09 am

First teased a year and a half ago, Samsung's concept for a smartphone with a slanted screen edge that can be more easily viewed from side angles is set to become a reality later this year, in the form of the company's new Galaxy Note Edge smartphone.

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Samsung officially unveils Galaxy Note 4, Gears S, and new Gear VR partnership with Oculus

09/03/2014, 10:09 am

With Apple's 'iPhone 6' and 'iWatch' announcement looming, Samsung attempted to upstage its rival's showing by revealing its latest Note phablet, a new Gear smartwatch with a built-in 3G modem, and a virtual reality headset accessory -- designed in collaboration with Oculus -- at an event in Berlin on Wednesday.

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Exclusive look at Apple's full-size prototype building 'slice' of Campus 2

09/03/2014, 09:09 am

Apple's massive campus expansion in Cupertino, Calif., has been in active prototype development over the past year, with a full-scale "slice" of the building revealed in new terrestrial and aerial shots captured by an amateur photographer.

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Apple to give $20K in college scholarships as part of diversity initiative

09/02/2014, 06:09 pm

In its push toward a more diverse corporate America, Apple on Tuesday announced two $10,000 scholarships for minority university students looking at future careers in the tech industry.

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With Apple's 'iWatch' around the corner, Wellograph releases sapphire smartwatch

09/02/2014, 03:09 pm

Sapphire is a key component of at least one smartwatch that will make its way into consumers' hands this fall, as startup Wellograph on Tuesday officially announced the availability of its fashion-conscious, fitness-tracking wrist-worn device.

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