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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Union pushes Apple for better treatment of campus security guards

Union pushes Apple for better treatment of campus security guards

An effort to unionize security guards across Silicon Valley has set its sights on Apple, pushing the tech trendsetter to stand up for contract laborers in hopes of catalyzing interest from other companies in the area.

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Dropbox for iOS integrates Microsoft Office document editing

Dropbox for iOS integrates Microsoft Office document editing

As promised earlier in November, Dropbox on Tuesday activated a new iOS app feature that lets users open and edit Microsoft Office documents through their respective apps, with automatic syncing and saving.

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More secrets could come from GT Advanced bankruptcy as Apple divulges details to creditors

More secrets could come from GT Advanced bankruptcy as Apple divulges details to creditors

Secret documents being shared by Apple with creditors of former sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies could become a matter of public record next month, as part of the ongoing bankruptcy proceedings.

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FeatureAndroid tablets at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Walmart found to include major security flaws, malware

Android tablets at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Walmart found to include major security flaws, malware

Security firm Bluebox Labs tested a dozen Black Friday bargain Android tablets from major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Kmart, Kohl's, Staples, Target and Walmart and reported "shocking" security flaws, malware and active backdoors installed on the new devices.

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IDC: Tablet market suffers massive slowdown in 2014, Apple's iPad not immune

IDC: Tablet market suffers massive slowdown in 2014, Apple's iPad not immune

Year-over-year growth in the tablet market is projected to fall by more than 45 percentage points from its 2013 rate, new data released Tuesday suggests, as Apple is expected to book the first full-year shipment decline in the iPad's history.

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Google's search deal with Apple expires in early 2015, could bring new default to Safari

Google's search deal with Apple expires in early 2015, could bring new default to Safari

The Safari browser for both iOS and Mac could have a new default search partner as soon as next year, as Apple's current deal with Google is reportedly set to expire in early 2015.

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Facebook details upcoming privacy changes with notifications to users on mobile & desktop

Facebook details upcoming privacy changes with notifications to users on mobile & desktop

Facebook pushed a rare service notification to users on Tuesday, reminding millions of the social network's members of updates to its terms, data and cookies policies, advertising systems, and new privacy controls.

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T-Mobile pledges to FCC it will be more transparent about data speed caps

T-Mobile pledges to FCC it will be more transparent about data speed caps

U.S. wireless provider and iPhone carrier T-Mobile this week announced it has reached an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission, in which it will be more upfront and honest with customers about its bandwidth speed.

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Apple reaches record breaking $700 billion market cap as stock surge continues

Apple reaches record breaking $700 billion market cap as stock surge continues

Shares of Apple reached another major financial milestone on Tuesday, crossing the $700 billion market capitalization threshold just after trading began on Wall Street.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Early Black Friday: Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro for $1,699 ($300 off), 27" iMac 5K with AppleCare for $2,299 ($369 off), 13" MacBook Air for $889 ($110 off)

Early Black Friday: Apple's current 15

Though Black Friday remains 3 days away, multiple Apple Authorized Resellers on Monday began releasing aggressive door busters on current, 2014 MacBooks and iMacs, all of which can be paired with exclusive deals for AI readers offering free accessories, discounted or free AppleCare and significant tax-savings.

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Universal Studios takes over Steve Jobs biopic, Michael Fassbender to star

Universal Studios takes over Steve Jobs biopic, Michael Fassbender to star

Following Sony's surprise exit from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's film about Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, Universal Studios has reportedly picked up the project with actor Michael Fassbender tapped to take on the lead role.

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Apple's latest iPhone 6 ads focus on Continuity, gaming prowess

Apple's latest iPhone 6 ads focus on Continuity, gaming prowess

Apple on Monday released a pair of commercials starring iPhone 6 spokesmen Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, one covering iOS and OS X Continuity features and another highlighting the handsets' gaming capabilities.

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iPhone 6, 6 Plus owners complain of easily scratched screens

iPhone 6, 6 Plus owners complain of easily scratched screens

A growing number of iPhone 6 owners are complaining that their recently-purchased handsets are exhibiting slight surface scratching not seen with previous models, with some alleging flaws in material and design.

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Apple shares hit all-time high above $118 as market cap flirts with $700B

Apple shares hit all-time high above $118 as market cap flirts with $700B

Shares of Apple stock reached a new all-time high on Monday, rising to $118.63 at the closing bell with a record market capitalization of nearly $700 billion.

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Lack of centralized cloud infrastructure team hampering Apple's development of iCloud services - report

Lack of centralized cloud infrastructure team hampering Apple's development of iCloud services - report

Apple's work-in-progress iCloud Photo Library still hasn't fully realized the original concept, code-named "Hyperion," that was pushed years ago by late company co-founder Steve Jobs, according to a new report.

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ExclusiveSave $50 on all iMac Retina 5Ks plus get a 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan for free

Save $50 on all iMac Retina 5Ks plus get a 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan for free

It's Back: For a limited time, AppleInsider has re-teamed with one of Apple's Authorized Resellers to again offer an instant $50 savings on roughly 4 dozen different configurations of Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K display, each of which also comes with a free 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan (and no tax in 48 states).

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Monday, November 24, 2014

MythBusters explain the science behind Corning's new shatter-resistant Gorilla Glass 4

MythBusters explain the science behind Corning's new shatter-resistant Gorilla Glass 4

Discovery Channel's Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage walked through some of the advances made by manufacturer Corning in the latest version of its popular Gorilla Glass line used in Apple's iPhone.

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Apple reveals Black Friday partnership with Product (RED) for gift card sale

Apple reveals Black Friday partnership with Product (RED) for gift card sale

Shoppers that purchase some of Apple's most popular products on Friday will also receive a Product (RED) gift card that can be used on the U.S. iTunes Store, Mac App Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.

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Apple's iOS App Store reaches record 7.8M daily downloads

Apple's iOS App Store reaches record 7.8M daily downloads

Propelled by the launches of new iPhones and iPads, Apple's iOS App Store saw daily downloads surge in the month of October, reaching a record 7.8 million downloads per day.

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Samsung considering shakeup of mobile division in response to sagging profits, sales

Samsung considering shakeup of mobile division in response to sagging profits, sales

With Samsung's profits plummeting last quarter and sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 coming well short of expectations, the South Korean electronics giant is said to be considering changes in its executive team, particularly among the mobile division that competes with Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Chase touts Apple Pay partnership with new television ad

Chase touts Apple Pay partnership with new television ad

Major U.S. bank Chase on Monday unveiled a new television advertisement prominently featuring Apple Pay, the latest of Apple's partners to leverage the mobile payment system in a bid to attract consumers.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Apple's World AIDS Day campaign brings exclusive app content for charity, retail sales donations

Apple's World AIDS Day campaign brings exclusive app content for charity, retail sales donations

Apple on Sunday announced its 2014 World AIDS Day campaign that will see the company donate a portion of its holiday retail sales, as well as proceeds from a special section of the App Store called "Apps for (RED)," to the (RED) foundation's Global Fund to fight AIDS.

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Apple's forecast to sell 71.5M iPhones units in Q4, iPhone 6 sales more than double iPhone 6 Plus

Apple's forecast to sell 71.5M iPhones units in Q4, iPhone 6 sales more than double iPhone 6 Plus

On the back of strong seasonal demand, Apple is forecast to ship over 71.5 million iPhones in quarter four, but will see a drop in demand to below 50 million units during the first quarter of 2015, one analyst says.

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Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with exclusive RED Loop Pack, available for limited time

Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with exclusive RED Loop Pack, available for limited time

Apple on Sunday released an update to its GarageBand music authoring app that activates an option to purchase the (GarageBand)RED Loop Pack, an exclusive collections of hundreds of new instrument loops, with all proceeds going to charity.

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ReviewReview: FLIR ONE and Seek bring thermal imaging to iPhone

Review: FLIR ONE and Seek bring thermal imaging to iPhone

After decades spent in development, thermal imaging hardware has finally trickled down to the consumer, bringing with it the ability to "see" and measure infrared radiation using something as small as an iPhone. FLIR was the first to bring an iOS-compatible offering to market, but is now challenged by startup Seek, which stuffed similar tech into a smaller package at a lower price point.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

TipsHow to make the most of Apple's HealthKit in iOS 8 with compatible apps and accessories

How to make the most of Apple's HealthKit in iOS 8 with compatible apps and accessories

After a rocky start, Apple's built-in Health app now integrates with numerous activity tracking services and hardware to bring all your fitness data into one place. Here's a primer on how to best take advantage of the new wellness platform.

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ExclusiveDeals: Free Apple Magic Trackpad and 25-100% off AppleCare with each MacBook, Mac Pro and non-Retina iMac

Deals: Free Apple Magic Trackpad and 25-100% off AppleCare with each MacBook, Mac Pro and non-Retina iMac

As part of its ongoing effort to deliver substantial deals ahead of the Black Friday frenzy, AppleInsider has teamed with one of Apple's Authorized Resellers to give away a free Apple Magic Trackpad with every MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, and non-Retina iMac that also comes bundled with deeply discounted 3-Year AppleCare plans.

ReviewReview: BrydgeAir keyboard makes your iPad Air feel like a 'MacBook mini'

Review: BrydgeAir keyboard makes your iPad Air feel like a 'MacBook mini'

iPad Air 1 & 2 owners looking for a quick and easy way to turn their tablet into a MacBook-style, lap-friendly portable computer need look no further than the new backlit BrydgeAir keyboard — a well-built, well-designed productivity accessory.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Macintosh pirate flag reincarnated as art, for sale by original designer Susan Kare

Macintosh pirate flag reincarnated as art, for sale by original designer Susan Kare

Former Apple designer Susan Kare, who created famously distinct icons for the original Macintosh operating system, is selling through her online shop reproductions of the pirate flag that flew over the Mac team's building in 1983.

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