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Apple shakes up retail workforce with new and renamed job titles, other changes

08/21/2016, 09:08 pm

In an "all-hands" meeting for retail staff this weekend, Apple reportedly introduced a slew of significant changes including three new job titles, renamed existing positions, and even an updated corporate credo it wants workers to follow.

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Apple Annapolis latest to get 'next generation' retail treatment

08/20/2016, 07:08 pm

Apple opened its relocated Annapolis Mall store in Maryland on Saturday with "next-generation" renovations developed under retail chief Angela Ahrendts, including a large custom TV display, interactive wooden cabinetry and a massive sales floor.

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This week on AI: Future iPads, no LTE on Apple Watch 2, 'iPhone 7' street date & more

08/20/2016, 04:08 am

Though "iPhone 7" rumors continued to pour in ahead of next month's expected launch, the stars of the show this week may have been stories about what future iPads will bring, and what the second-generation Apple Watch might not.

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Lyft attempted sale to Apple, Didi Chuxing, Uber, GM, others

08/19/2016, 05:08 pm

Lyft, the second-largest ride-hailing firm in the U.S., in recent months made overtures to sell itself to tech companies, automotive manufacturers and competitors, but failed to hook a buyer.

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Apple-1 'celebration' auction bids hit $270K

08/19/2016, 04:08 pm

A motherboard that appears to be one of the first ever produced for the Apple-1 is up for auction on CharityBuzz, and has been valued at nearly $1 million.

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Apple prepares imminent reopenings of stores in Kansas City & Glasgow

08/19/2016, 11:08 am

On top of an outlet in Annapolis, Md., two more Apple stores are scheduled to reopen by the end of the month -- namely ones in Kansas City, Mo. and Glasgow, Scotland.

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AppleInsider podcast talks iPad upgrade cycle, watchOS 3 simplicity, 'iPhone 7' rumors

08/19/2016, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk iPad upgrade cycles, compare simplicity of iPods and Apple Watch, and catch you up on all the latest 'iPhone 7' news.

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Relocated Annapolis Apple store to open on Saturday, Montgomery Mall shop closed until fall

08/18/2016, 03:08 pm

Although two of Apple's Maryland retail locations are currently out of commission, one of them will reopen this Saturday, Aug. 20, according to the company's website.

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'Store' no more in rebranding of Apple retail outlets

08/18/2016, 01:08 pm

Although the public might continue to use the old phrasing, officially Apple has dropped the term "Store" from its worldwide retail locations, visitors to the company's website have noticed.

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Uber to begin real-world use of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh this month

08/18/2016, 12:08 pm

Marking a small but significant step towards bringing self-driving technology to the public, Uber will later this month begin offering some Pittsburgh customers rides in specially-modified Volvo XC90s, a report revealed on Thursday.

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Sprint joins chorus of carrier updates, reveals its own unlimited data plan

08/18/2016, 11:08 am

On the heels of other carrier updates, Sprint has also revised its wireless plans, giving two phones unlimited data for $100 per month.

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T-Mobile One resurrects unlimited wireless data for iPhone, starting in Sept.

08/18/2016, 09:08 am

T-Mobile has unveiled a new data plan called T-Mobile One, featuring no data caps, but subscribers will experience streaming video restricted to DVD-quality and 2G tethered data without additional fees.

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Apple rumored to open first Austrian store in Vienna

08/17/2016, 01:08 pm

Apple may be preparing to launch its first Austrian store on Vienna's Kärntnerstrasse, home to a high-traffic shopping district, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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Retailer Target pins missed financial goals on lackluster Apple device sales

08/17/2016, 12:08 pm

Target's executives revealed in an earnings conference call that Apple sales at their stores dropped 20 percent, calling it one of the major reasons for missing earnings guidance, and forcing a revision for the next quarter as well.

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Apple touts environmental progress in China, says all final assembly sites zero waste compliant

08/17/2016, 12:08 am

Apple on Tuesday announced ongoing advances in an effort to make its Chinese supply chain environmentally friendly, throwing a spotlight on Lens Technology, the first Chinese supplier to commit to a clean energy process for components manufactured for Apple products.

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Intel foundries to manufacture ARM-based smartphone chips

08/16/2016, 09:08 pm

Intel on Tuesday announced it has reached an agreement with rival ARM Holdings to produce 10-nanometer ARM chip designs at its advanced fabrication facilities, a strategy targeting smartphone chipmakers.

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Video of Apple's Black Hat 2016 presentation now available

08/16/2016, 08:08 pm

The full video of Apple's presentation at this year's Black Hat security conference was posted to YouTube on Tuesday, offering viewers a deep dive into iOS security mechanisms, from backbone synchronization service iCloud to new systems like HomeKit.

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Ford targeting 2021 launch for self-driving car, potentially going head to head with Apple

08/16/2016, 03:08 pm

At a special event on Tuesday, Ford revealed plans to have a fully self-driving car on the roads in 2021, the same year as Apple's own "Project Titan" is expected to debut.

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Apple awarded pair of 3D user interface patents related to computer vision

08/16/2016, 02:08 pm

A pair of newly awarded patents could hint at new ways of interacting with Apple devices, potentially using 3D motion and space to interact with a Mac or iOS device.

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Angela Ahrendts attends Apple Store grand opening at World Trade Center in New York City

08/16/2016, 12:08 pm

Just a few weeks after opening its first retail store in Brooklyn, Apple debuted its ninth store in New York City on Tuesday, with the new World Trade Center location opening its doors ahead of the anticipated launch of the "iPhone 7."

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