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Saturday, May 09, 2015

ExclusiveKiller Deal: Get a Free Apple TV and up to $469 off all 21- & 27-inch iMacs with Apple Care

Killer Deal: Get a Free Apple TV and up to $469 off all 21- & 27-inch iMacs with Apple Care

AppleInsider and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama have teamed up this week to give away a Free Apple TV and instant discounts of $119 to $469 on nearly 90 different 21- and 27-inch iMac configurations with AppleCare extended protection, all of which also ship free with no sales tax collected in 48 states.

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FeatureInside Apple Inc in Switzerland: No Watch yet, but Apple Pay unofficially working, strong demand for products

Inside Apple Inc in Switzerland: No Watch yet, but Apple Pay unofficially working, strong demand for products

Switzerland is an affluent country with lots of people who value high quality products and new technology, making it a potential hotspot for Apple Watch—at least once the new product is officially launched in the country, known for its breathtaking mountains and equally breathtaking consumer prices.

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This week in AppleInsider: 12.9" iPad Pro details, Beats Music woes, AppleBot & more

This week in AppleInsider: 12.9

This week saw a number of details emerge about Apple's plans for a 12.9-inch iPad, a new Apple TV, and Web search. The company's efforts to relaunch Beats Music appeared to be running into roadblocks however, with word of incomplete deals, and even probes by two U.S. government agencies.

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Friday, May 08, 2015

SEGA to withdraw older, substandard iOS games in spring cleaning

SEGA to withdraw older, substandard iOS games in spring cleaning

Japanese games maker SEGA on Friday said it will soon cull a number of back catalog titles from Apple's iOS App Store in an effort to maintain a level of consistency across its software lineup.

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Apple seeds Xcode 6.3.2 gold master to developers

Apple seeds Xcode 6.3.2 gold master to developers

Apple on Friday released a golden master candidate for Xcode 6.3.2, brings a number of bug fixes and backend improvements to its coding tool for Mac and iOS developers.

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As Swiss watchmakers dismiss Apple Watch threat, Swiss National Bank increased its Apple holdings by 60%

As Swiss watchmakers dismiss Apple Watch threat, Swiss National Bank increased its Apple holdings by 60%

Over the first calendar quarter of 2015, the Swiss National Bank increased its holding of Apple stock by 60 percent to 8.90 million shares, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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Apple sends out notifications to WWDC 2015 scholarship winners

Apple sends out notifications to WWDC 2015 scholarship winners

Apple on Friday began sending out scholarship notifications for the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference, giving lucky winners a chance to get into the event without paying the standard $1,599 ticket price.

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Bidding intensifies for Nokia's Here maps as Uber offers $3B

Bidding intensifies for Nokia's Here maps as Uber offers $3B

Whether or not Apple is still in the running to buy Nokia's Here, the digital mapping service will likely sell for more than $3 billion thanks to a bid made by transportation service Uber.

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Apple Inc. shares approach ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $2.7 billion to shareholders

Apple Inc. shares approach ex-dividend as it gears up to distribute $2.7 billion to shareholders

On May 14, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.52 per share, but investors must have settled ownership of the company's stock by Monday, May 11, in order to qualify.

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Apple to give the first hit free with its new streaming service - report

Apple to give the first hit free with its new streaming service - report

Apple is reportedly planning to entice consumers to sign up for its new streaming music service by offering a number of try-before-you-buy options, including a lengthy trial period and revamped iTunes Radio stations.

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Nike CEO 'excited about the potential' of Apple tie-up, promises more to come

Nike CEO 'excited about the potential' of Apple tie-up, promises more to come

The long-standing partnership between Nike and Apple has been beneficial for both companies, and Nike's chief executive hinted on Friday that additional projects were in the works even as Apple encroaches on Nike's territory.

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Nintendo plans to release 5 smartphone games within next two years

Nintendo plans to release 5 smartphone games within next two years

Legendary video game maker Nintendo plans to take a "less is more" approach with its entrance into the smartphone gaming market, revealing this week that it only plans to release a handful of games within the next few years.

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iPhone share of US market grows to 42.6% in March quarter

iPhone share of US market grows to 42.6% in March quarter

Apple slightly increased its lead as the most popular smartphone maker in the U.S. during the March quarter, while Samsung and Motorola lost ground, according to new data published on Friday.

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Ericsson turns patent royalty spat with Apple into an international incident

Ericsson turns patent royalty spat with Apple into an international incident

Months after taking Apple to court in the U.S., Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has filed separate but related lawsuits in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands accusing Apple of using Ericsson patents without a legitimate license.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch sales in Europe, 'iPad Pro,' plus special guests

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch sales in Europe, 'iPad Pro,' plus special guests

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Daniel Eran Dilger sharing his experiences from Colette, one of the few fashion boutiques selling Apple Watches. We also discuss the latest 'iPad Pro' rumors, and special guests tech journalist Georgia Dow and Dell UX designer Jim Young join us for a talk on the Apple Watch.

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

LifeMap Solutions reports success in post to Apple's ResearchKit blog

LifeMap Solutions reports success in post to Apple's ResearchKit blog

In the first third-party post to Apple's ResearchKit blog, mobile health provider LifeMap Solutions reports seeing high rates of consent and participation due in large part to iOS and iPhone app "stickiness."

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Fitbit files for $100 million IPO, warns of Apple Watch competition

Fitbit files for $100 million IPO, warns of Apple Watch competition

San Francisco-based fitness tracking device maker Fitbit on Thursday announced it is preparing for an initial public offering that it hopes will raise at least $100 million.

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Apple Watch's heart rate sensor on par with Mio's dedicated Alpha monitor

Apple Watch's heart rate sensor on par with Mio's dedicated Alpha monitor

The heart rate sensor in the Apple Watch is nearly on par with Mio's Alpha, a popular dedicated heart rate tracker also worn on the wrist, a new comparison of the two devices has found.

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Apple cash reserves greater than those held by most US industries combined

Apple cash reserves greater than those held by most US industries combined

The $178 billion in cash reserves Apple held at the end of 2014 was more than aggregate of every other non-financial U.S. industry sector, excluding the technology and medical industries, according to a Moody's Investors Service study released on Thursday.

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Worst-case scenario from Irish tax changes could reduce Apple's annual earnings by 10%

Worst-case scenario from Irish tax changes could reduce Apple's annual earnings by 10%

If the European Commission were to levy a 12.5 percent tax on all of Apple's earnings that run through Ireland, it would reduce the company's annual earnings by just under 10 percent, a new "worst-case scenario" analysis has found.

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Analysis of Apple Watch's S1 chip reveals 30 individual components in 'very unique' package

Analysis of Apple Watch's S1 chip reveals 30 individual components in 'very unique' package

A deeper inspection of the S1 system-in-package that powers Apple's new wearable reveals a plethora of parts packed into an impressively compact space, including a new Apple-designed application processor alongside components from Broadcom, Skyworks, and NXP.

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AT&T eases up on throttling of grandfathered unlimited data plans for smartphones

AT&T eases up on throttling of grandfathered unlimited data plans for smartphones

AT&T has relaxed its policy of throttling users of its grandfathered unlimited data plans, and will now only impose slower speeds only at times or in places with high network congestion, a small update to the carrier's website revealed on Thursday.

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TestFlight beta-testing platform down since Wednesday, developers say

TestFlight beta-testing platform down since Wednesday, developers say

Apple's TestFlight beta-testing platform for iOS has been inaccessible to developers since late Wednesday, with no indication thus far of when the service might be restored.

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Appeals court deals blow to NSA bulk data program, but collection continues

Appeals court deals blow to NSA bulk data program, but collection continues

The National Security Agency's controversial metadata collection program —which indiscriminately siphons up billions of phone records — was not authorized by the Patriot Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, though the court stopped short of ordering the program to be suspended.

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Apple's invisible display concept would show more than the human eye can see

Apple's invisible display concept would show more than the human eye can see

Future iPhone displays could transmit invisible but valuable information, such as barcodes for coupons or even advanced facial recognition, according to a proposed Apple invention.

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Apple operations head Jeff Williams to speak at 2015 Code Conference

Apple operations head Jeff Williams to speak at 2015 Code Conference

Apple's senior vice president of Operations, Jeff Williams, will be interviewed later this month at the second annual Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, the event's organizers announced on Thursday.

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TipsHow to add and remove Apple Watch clock faces

How to add and remove Apple Watch clock faces

One of the most customizable Apple Watch features is its clock face, with multiple "styles" like Modular, Chronograph and Solar each having individual options for complications, or sub-displays containing glanceable information.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Elon Musk welcomes rumored 'Apple Car,' reveals Tesla-to-Apple poaching at about 5:1

Elon Musk welcomes rumored 'Apple Car,' reveals Tesla-to-Apple poaching at about 5:1

During electric car maker Tesla's quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, company founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk said it would be great to see Apple enter the automotive industry, while allaying concerns that the Cupertino tech giant's poaching operations posed a threat to his company.

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Spotify, other music services allege Apple App Store policies anti-competitive

Spotify, other music services allege Apple App Store policies anti-competitive

Spotify and other streaming music services are upset with Apple's App Store policies, which they say effectively prevent them from competing with iTunes or Beats Music, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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ExclusiveSteals: $300 off Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare; Free AppleCare with each 3.3GHz iMac 5K; Unlocked iPhone 5s from $256

Steals: $300 off Apple's new 15

Exclusives: AppleInsider this week is proud to offer the lowest price anywhere on Apple's brand new 15" MacBook Pro with AppleCare at $2,043.00 ($300 off) and its new 3.3GHz iMac 5K with AppleCare at $1,999 ($169). Plus, certified unlocked, contract-free iPhone 5s units from $256 and iPhone 6 units from $468.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Apple releases Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6 to fix WebKit vulnerabilities

Apple releases Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6 to fix WebKit vulnerabilities

Apple on Wednesday released Safari 8.0.6, a minor update of the Mac browser, concentrating primarily on fixing security holes discovered in the software.

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Apple demonstrates how iPad can change your life in 'Change Everything' mini-site

Apple demonstrates how iPad can change your life in 'Change Everything' mini-site

In a bid to reinvigorate waning iPad sales, Apple on Wednesday launched "Everything changes with iPad," a new ad campaign that offers a comprehensive look at how the tablet fits into and enriches the life of its user.

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Lunch & keynote with Apple CEO Tim Cook raises $200K for charity

Lunch & keynote with Apple CEO Tim Cook raises $200K for charity

The chance to have lunch and attend an Apple keynote with CEO Tim Cook was enough to raise more than $200,000 for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

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Apple Watch, HealthKit star in Louisiana hypertension treatment program

Apple Watch, HealthKit star in Louisiana hypertension treatment program

Patients at one Louisiana healthcare provider are combining two of Apple's newest technologies, HealthKit and the pulse-sensing Apple Watch, to enhance monitoring and treatment of hypertension.

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Apple VoiceOver accessibility receives award from American Foundation for the Blind

Apple VoiceOver accessibility receives award from American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind announced Apple among its four honorees to receive a Helen Keller Achievement Award later this June, recognizing the company's contribution to accessibility with VoiceOver.

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In-store Apple Watch pickup 'available soon,' Apple Store iOS app says

In-store Apple Watch pickup 'available soon,' Apple Store iOS app says

Apple is on the verge of offering in-store pickup for people buying the Apple Watch, although no exact timeframe is being quoted, checks of the Apple Store iOS app revealed on Wednesday.

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ExclusiveApple challenges Google with growing Web search program, fueled by Topsy acquisition

Apple challenges Google with growing Web search program, fueled by Topsy acquisition

Apple's rapidly-expanding internal search group —aimed at making Spotlight a legitimate Web search engine —is being led by the team acquired in 2013 with social search firm Topsy, AppleInsider has learned.

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iPhone marketshare surges for Apple in Europe, China during March quarter

iPhone marketshare surges for Apple in Europe, China during March quarter

Adoption of the iPhone was up globally during the March quarter, and in Europe was particularly influenced by people switching from Android devices, according to new smartphone market data published on Wednesday by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

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Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson launches Enjoy, a sales and setup service

Former Apple retail head Ron Johnson launches Enjoy, a sales and setup service

Former JC Penney CEO and one-time Apple retail head Ron Johnson on Wednesday launched a new company, Enjoy Technology, that will not only sell products like smartphones, drones, notebooks, and tablets, but also offer free personal delivery and setup for orders.

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