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LA Unified School District's defunct 'iPad-for-all' plan botched from start, federal report says

01/13/2015, 01:01 am

According to a federal study, the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1.3 billion push to bring tech into the classroom was crippled early on by inadequate planning and over-reliance on Apple's iPad.

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Shuttle bus drivers serving Apple, other Silicon Valley tech companies look to unionize

01/12/2015, 06:01 pm

A Teamsters representative last week notified the CEOs of Apple, Amtrak, eBay, Genentech, Yahoo and Zynga that shuttle bus drivers contracted to service their employees are seeking to unionize.

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Apple earned 13% more patents in 2014, ranking No. 11 among all companies

01/12/2015, 11:01 am

Apple was awarded 2,003 patents in 2014 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, making "impressive gains" and inching closer to the top 10 companies receiving credit for intellectual property inventions.

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Apple suppliers TSMC, Foxconn announce record December revenues as iPhone sales soar

01/12/2015, 10:01 am

The iPhone's strong holiday sales helped two of Apple's biggest supply chain partners --Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Hon Hai Precision Industry --post record monthly revenues in December, according to the companies' regulatory filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

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Wrap-up: CES 2015 shows off weird and wonderful variety of wearables, but home automation steals the show

01/10/2015, 03:01 pm

CES is a weird and wonderful collection of products made by major manufacturers to the smallest of companies and even crowdfunded startups. The things you see might never come to market, but the tech presented serves as a good barometer for the year to come.

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Roundup: The best Apple-friendly gadgets seen at day three of CES

01/09/2015, 09:01 am

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is now in the books, and AppleInsider offers a summary of some of the best Apple-compatible accessories we spied on the show floor on the third and final day in Las Vegas, including Lightning-connected headphones, more home automation accessories, and even a smart plant sensor.

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First look: Lucis' NuBryte cloud-connected smart home console

01/09/2015, 12:01 am

After unveiling its upcoming NuBryte cloud-connected smart home console last year, Lucis Technologies brought a working model to the showroom floor at CES, demoing the console's automated lighting and security features.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over allegedly faulty Apple MacBook logic boards

01/08/2015, 08:01 pm

A California judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit claiming Apple sold MacBooks to customers knowing the laptops contained defective logic boards and would fail within two years.

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Apple updates French website to show support for Charlie Hebdo after deadly terrorist attack

01/08/2015, 05:01 pm

Following a horrific attack on satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead, Apple on Thursday added to its official regional website a full-width black banner reading "Je suis Charlie."

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Apple hires former HP executive to boost corporate & government sales

01/08/2015, 03:01 pm

Apple is pushing harder to sell hardware to enterprise and government markets, and has bolstered those efforts with the hire of a longtime executive at PC maker Hewlett-Packard, it was revealed on Thursday.

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Pella unveils iOS-compatible home automation adapters for connected windows & doors

01/08/2015, 02:01 pm

Pella Windows and Doors is at CES this week, showing off its new Insynctive family of smart home products, bringing iOS connectivity to sensors for doors, shades, blinds, garages and more.

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Lightning-connected headphones proliferate with new models from Philips and JBL

01/08/2015, 02:01 pm

Six months after Apple first announced a program that would allow headphone manufacturers to connect their cans directly to an iOS device's Lightning port, the first models to take full advantage of the Lightning port's capabilities are being shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Roundup: The best Apple ecosystem electronics spotted at day two of CES

01/08/2015, 09:01 am

The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing in Las Vegas, Nev., and AppleInsider offers a roundup of some of the best Apple-compatible devices we've spied at the event, including a unique car heads-up display, reversible USB plug Lightning cables, an iOS-connected asthma monitor, and more.

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Griffin shows off $30 Lightning cable with reversible USB plug, coming in March

01/07/2015, 04:01 pm

At CES this week, Griffin Technology took the wraps off a new USB-to-Lightning cable with a twist -- the USB Type A plug can be inserted in either orientation, just like Apple's own Lightning connector.

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Hands-on: Inside Henge Docks' motorized horizontal MacBook Pro docking station

01/07/2015, 02:01 pm

At its stand at CES, Apple-centric accessory maker Henge Docks offered AppleInsider an inside look at its upcoming Horizontal MacBook Pro Dock, revealing a motorized interface and circuit boards feeding a plethora of ports.

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iOS-connected robotic printers and Thunderbolt storage highlight second day of CES

01/07/2015, 11:01 am

The second day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas brought a fresh round of announcements sure to intrigue Apple fans, including an update on the world's first iOS-connected robotic printer and a selection of new data storage devices.

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Apple unwraps second retail store in China with cylindrical glass entrance

01/07/2015, 10:01 am

In the midst of a major retail expansion across China, Apple continues to make progress on its latest flagship outlet in the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing, recently breaking down the scaffolding surrounding the new store's dramatic cylindrical entrance.

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Roundup: The best Apple-compatible accessories seen at CES day one

01/07/2015, 08:01 am

With the first official day of CES in the books, AppleInsider offers a roundup of the best new products we spotted at the annual consumer electronics event that tap into the Apple ecosystem.

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ShowStoppers @ CES highlights industry focus on home automation

01/07/2015, 06:01 am

This year's ShowStoppers @ CES event was chock-full of new and novel products marketed across a range of tech segments, but the main theme centered around smart home products, with startups showing off everything from LED light bulbs to ambitious "Internet of Things" solutions.

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Hands-on: IK Multimedia's iRig 2 guitar interface, iRig MIC Field, more

01/07/2015, 03:01 am

IK Multimedia, a leader in iOS-enabled audio production hardware and software, hit the CES show floor with an all-new lineup of products for 2015, including the new iRig 2 mobile guitar interface, iRig microphones and more.

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