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Apple releases WatchKit developer tools for creating Apple Watch apps & more

11/18/2014, 01:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced the availability of WatchKit, allowing developers to begin creating custom third-party applications, Glances and actionable notifications for the upcoming Apple Watch, before the wrist-worn accessory hits the market in early 2015.

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Apple awarded patent for augmented reality devices with transparent displays

11/18/2014, 01:11 pm

Apple this week was awarded ownership of a patent that describes future electronics with transparent displays, allowing users to view real-world events simultaneously with on-screen generated images.

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Apple's scanner mouse patent dynamically adjusts resolution, displays images on housing

11/18/2014, 05:11 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple an invention covering a mouse peripheral with built-in chromatic sensor, a device designed to deal with tracking issues inherent in conventional designs while acting as a handheld scanner.

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Apple exec Eddy Cue goes on 'holiday shopping spree' to showcase Apple Pay

11/17/2014, 11:11 pm

In a segment that aired Monday night on local Los Angeles, Calif., news station KTLA, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue went on a "shopping spree" to show off Apple Pay at a number of retailers, including the Apple Store.

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Apple Store now selling ecobee3 smart thermostat, stokes 'smarthome' competition

11/17/2014, 05:11 pm

Smarthome device maker ecobee scored coveted Apple Store shelf space as online and brick-and-mortar outlets on Monday started sales of the ecobee3 Internet-connected thermostat, one of the first products selected by Apple's retail arm to challenge Google-owned Nest.

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NYC plans to replace phone booths with pylons providing free gigabit Wi-Fi

11/17/2014, 05:11 pm

Visitors and residents of New York City may soon have a vastly improved internet experience thanks to the new LinkNYC program, an initiative to replace the city's aging pay phones with modern "Link structures" that will broadcast access to free, gigabit Wi-Fi.

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Apple's MacBook Air continues to bear the brunt of Microsoft's Surface ad budget

11/17/2014, 12:11 pm

As Microsoft begins ramping up the holiday ad blitz for its Surface tablets, the software giant has kept Apple's MacBook Air squarely in the crosshairs, continuing its string of television spots that pit the two devices against each other.

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Rumor: Apple taps rival Samsung to build majority of A-series chips starting next year

11/17/2014, 10:11 am

A new rumor suggests that Apple has struck a major new agreement with its chief rival, Samsung, in which the South Korean electronics maker will produce most of Apple's custom A-series processors for iPhone and iPad starting in 2015.

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Apple now accepting China UnionPay as payment option for Chinese App Store users

11/16/2014, 08:11 pm

As of Sunday, Apple's Chinese App Store -- now the second largest in the world -- accepts payments from China UnionPay, the country's only bank card organization and issuers of the most popular cards in China.

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Trade groups representing Apple, Google, others lobby Senate to limit NSA spying

11/14/2014, 06:11 pm

Members of various Internet and technology trade groups are pushing the U.S. Senate to impose limitations on spying programs instituted by the National Security Agency, citing privacy concerns and lost business.

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Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo grocery stores to begin accepting Apple Pay - report

11/14/2014, 03:11 pm

Two major southeastern grocery store chains, Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo, are said to begin accepting Apple Pay tap-to-pay transactions at the start of next week, according to a new report.

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FTC seeks assurances from Apple on health data privacy

11/13/2014, 04:11 pm

According to a report on Thursday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is asking Apple about its handling of sensitive health data gathered and stored by the company's new iOS 8 HealthKit framework, especially as it applies to possible dissemination to third parties like advertisers.

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Samsung responds to Apple's Continuity with its own cross-device 'Flow' feature

11/13/2014, 02:11 pm

Samsung this week announced its answer to Apple's Continuity: a new cross-device sharing feature called "Flow," intended to allow users to move activities and content between Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, PCs, and more.

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Apple patent reveals method of attaching sapphire cover glass to iPhone

11/13/2014, 05:11 am

While rumors that Apple would incorporate sapphire into its latest iPhone 6 flagship handset failed to materialize, the company is continuing work on such a solution, according to a patent application uncovered on Thursday.

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DJI announces Inspire prosumer drone with 4K video recording, releases SDK for Phantom 2 Vision

11/12/2014, 08:11 pm

At a press event on San Francisco's Treasure Island, drone vendor DJI unveiled its new prosumer-class Inspire drone with 4K video capabilities and announced a new Software Development Kit to allow third party developers to write apps that work with its flagship Phantom 2 Vision flying cameras.

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Full video of Apple exec Greg Joswiak's Code/Mobile interview posted online

11/12/2014, 06:11 pm

The full version of Greg "Joz" Joswiak's October interview with Re/code has been posted online, with the Apple VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product marketing discussing the iOS 8.0.1 snafu and Apple Pay, among other topics.

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Samsung unveils 'Project Beyond,' a new 360-degree camera for recording virtual reality content

11/12/2014, 03:11 pm

Samsung surprised on Wednesday with the unveiling of a new device dubbed "Project Beyond," a unique 360-degree camera that captures the world around it in three dimensions, allowing content to be created for its forthcoming Gear VR virtual reality headset.

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Square begins taking preorders for new chip card readers for iPhone, iPad

11/12/2014, 01:11 pm

As the U.S. credit card industry prepares for an upcoming switch to new cards with secure EMV chips, popular transaction provider Square is preparing to help retailers through the change, and is now accepting preorders for its new chip card-compatible readers.

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Walmart's Black Friday deals bundle $30 gift card with $200 iPad mini, $75 gift card with $179 iPhone 6

11/12/2014, 11:11 am

Walmart has revealed its sales for Black Friday, and a number of Apple products will see price cuts paired with free gift cards, including iPads and iPhones, while steep discounts will be offered on some Beats products.

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Apple rumored to turn huge downtown LA building into flagship store, office space

11/12/2014, 01:11 am

A new rumor claims Apple has leased a large part of the Broadway Trade Center, a five-story, 1.1 million-square-foot building located in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., and is looking to convert the space into a mini campus complete with Apple Store.

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