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AppleInsider 2.0 for iPhone and iPad now available as free downloads from Apple's App Store
AppleInsider today is pleased to announce the release of a major update to its universal iOS application on the App Store, delivering a fresh new look, unified subscription features across the iPhone and iPad, favorites, advance font preferences, offline reading, Instapaper support and more.

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AppleInsider 2.0 for iPhone and iPad now available as free downloads from Apple's App Store

AppleInsider 2.0 for iPhone and iPad now available as free downloads from Apple's App Store
AppleInsider today is pleased to announce the release of a major update to its universal iOS application on the App Store, delivering a fresh new look, unified subscription features across the iPhone and iPad, favorites, advance font preferences, offline reading, Instapaper support and more.

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Saturday, October 04, 2014

FeatureSamsung Galaxy Note 4 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus
While boasting an "Octa Core" Application Processor option and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games—particularly in comparison to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

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Deals: 25% off Otterbox iPhone 6 cases, $799 & $899 MacBook Airs, $100-$400 off 2014 MacBook Pros

Deals: 25% off Otterbox iPhone 6 cases, $799 & $899 MacBook Airs, $100-$400 off 2014 MacBook Pros
Discount coupons for an extra 3% off all MacBooks are joined for a few days by $25% off coupons on Otterbox iPhone 6 cases. Meanwhile, the $799 (11-inch) and $899 (13-inch) MacBook Airs have returned in a price match sale that students can use to their advantage to snag the same models for $699 & $799 at Best Buy.

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Friday, October 03, 2014

Apple faces trial for allegedly 'locking in' iPod owners with iTunes Music Store DRM

Apple faces trial for allegedly 'locking in' iPod owners with iTunes Music Store DRM
A U.S. district court judge recently denied Apple's motion for summary judgment in a long-running case involving the use of digital rights management for content sold through the iTunes Store, opening the suit to move to the trial phase.

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'iWorm' malware controls Macs via Reddit, more than 17K affected

'iWorm' malware controls Macs via Reddit, more than 17K affected
Security researchers recently discovered that more than 17,000 Macs around the world have been infected by a new OS X malware threat called "iWorm," which at one point used Reddit.com as a go-between to cull user data, perform various system actions and execute Lua scripts.

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Tim Cook sends letter to employees on third anniversary of Steve Jobs' death

Tim Cook sends letter to employees on third anniversary of Steve Jobs' death
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday sent an email to Apple employees to honor the third anniversary of the passing of co-founder Steve Jobs, saying the late tech guru's legacy lives on through their work.

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Flic uses Tinder-like swipes to whittle down your iPhone's photo library

Flic uses Tinder-like swipes to whittle down your iPhone's photo library
iPhone users with an oversized collection of pictures looking for help to shrink their photo library can turn to Flic, a new app that borrows from the popular dating service Tinder by allowing users to swipe right to save, and left for deletion.

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Apple expected to hold iPad & Retina iMac event on Oct. 16

Apple expected to hold iPad & Retina iMac event on Oct. 16
Apple is reportedly planning to hold an event on Thursday, Oct. 16, to showcase the rest of its fall 2014 product lineup, which is expected to include new iPads with Touch ID fingerprint sensors, as well as a 27-inch iMac with Retina display.

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Apple's iOS 8 update breaks Bluetooth car connections, fix may be coming with iOS 8.1

Apple's iOS 8 update breaks Bluetooth car connections, fix may be coming with iOS 8.1
Apple's iOS 8 update released last month has created major problems for users who connect their iPhone to their car's stereo system via Bluetooth, but there are indications that a fix may be on the way with the upcoming iOS 8.1 update.

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TipsiOS 8 lets you easily hide photos and App Store purchases

Users have can greater control over their privacy with Apple's iOS 8 update, thanks to newly added options to hide individual photos, and to hide App Store purchases directly from an iPhone or iPad.

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U.S. stock volatility blamed on Apple bears in options market

U.S. stock volatility blamed on Apple bears in options market
Increasing volatility in the U.S. stock market is being attributed in part to Apple bears on the options market, who have helped to keep America's largest publicly traded company at around the $100-per-share level.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Eric Schmidt says Google 'far more secure' than Apple, denies allegations of harvesting data

Eric Schmidt says Google 'far more secure' than Apple, denies allegations of harvesting data
Google Executive Chairman Eric Shmidt on Thursday responded to comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook referring to the Internet search giant's privacy policies, saying Cook is misinformed and that Google's systems are "far more secure" than anything Apple has.

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Samsung riffs on iPhone 6 'Bendgate' woes in new Galaxy Note 4 ad

Samsung riffs on iPhone 6 'Bendgate' woes in new Galaxy Note 4 ad
True to form, Samsung on Thursday released a commercial touting the new Galaxy Note 4 phablet by capitalizing on negative reports criticizing Apple's latest iPhone 6 models for being too "bendy."

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Apple in talks with music labels to reduce Beats Music streaming fees, report says

Apple in talks with music labels to reduce Beats Music streaming fees, report says
According to a report on Thursday, Apple is in talks with major music labels over content licensing price cuts to be applied to Beats Music, which could result in subscription fee drops some time next year.

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Leonardo DiCaprio no longer in talks to play Steve Jobs in Sony-backed biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio no longer in talks to play Steve Jobs in Sony-backed biopic
Leonardo DiCaprio, who was previously in talks to play the lead role in director Danny Boyle's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, has reportedly turned down the offer and will instead take an extended hiatus from acting.

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Apple seeds iTunes 12 beta 3 to developers ahead of OS X Yosemite launch

Apple seeds iTunes 12 beta 3 to developers ahead of OS X Yosemite launch
Apple on Thursday issued the third beta build of iTunes 12 to developers and members of its Apple Seed program, bringing minor tweaks and backend enhancements to the stalwart media app.

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Apple overhauls employee benefits with longer parental leave, improved education reimbursements

Apple overhauls employee benefits with longer parental leave, improved education reimbursements
Apple on Thursday announced to employees in a company-wide memo that it is expanding workers' benefits, including longer parental leave, an expanded donation matching program, subsidized student loan refinancing, and education reimbursement for all classes.

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Apple PR veteran Steve Dowling named interim communications chief

Apple PR veteran Steve Dowling named interim communications chief
Though the company was said to be looking outside of its ranks to find a new head of public relations, Apple's longtime corporate communications employee Steve Dowling was reportedly named interim PR chief last week by CEO Tim Cook.

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TipsApple caters to minimalists by offering blank home screen option in iOS 8

Users looking for fewer distractions on their iPhone, or those who simply want to provide a better look at their wallpaper, can choose to have a blank first home screen in Apple's newly released iOS 8 update.

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Pioneer aftermarket car stereos & Spotify both add support for Apple's CarPlay

Pioneer aftermarket car stereos & Spotify both add support for Apple's CarPlay
Though it arrived later than expected, Pioneer on Thursday supplied updates for its existing NEX lineup of car stereos to support Apple's CarPlay. In addition, popular streaming music service Spotify also saw an update to its iOS application to add support for Apple's new car infotainment platform.

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Snap by Groupon for iOS pays users cash back on grocery purchases

Snap by Groupon for iOS pays users cash back on grocery purchases
Deal seeking site Groupon on Thursday launched a new application dubbed Snap, which pays users cash back for purchasing specific items when at the grocery store.

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Samsung wins contract to build 14-nanometer Apple 'A9' chips - report

Samsung wins contract to build 14-nanometer Apple 'A9' chips - report
Though the A8 chip was recently unveiled in the iPhone 6, Apple is said to already be lining up deals for next year's presumed "A9" processor, which will reportedly be manufactured with a 14-nanometer process by longtime partner Samsung.

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Apple's next-gen iOS Remote app solution could boast full Apple TV GUIs, interactive content

Apple's next-gen iOS Remote app solution could boast full Apple TV GUIs, interactive content
An Apple patent application published Thursday describes a next-generation iOS Remote app system capable of translating the Apple TV's UI to smaller format iPhone and iPad screens, while streaming back external content like movie trivia from those same devices.

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Reservations for Apple's iPhone 6, 6 Plus in China reportedly hit 2 million in first 6 hours

Reservations for Apple's iPhone 6, 6 Plus in China reportedly hit 2 million in first 6 hours
News outlets in mainland China are reporting that initial reservations for Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models across retailers and the nation's three mobile carriers have reached the two million mark.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Apple releases iCloud tool to check device Activation Lock status

Apple releases iCloud tool to check device Activation Lock status
Adding to its collection of Web-based security tools, Apple on Wednesday published a webpage that allows users to check a device's Activation Lock status, ensuring safe and smooth transfer of ownership for used iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models.

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Marc Newson confirms only working at Apple part time on secret projects

Marc Newson confirms only working at Apple part time on secret projects
In an interview on Wednesday, Superstar designer and new Apple hire Marc Newson confirmed his role at the tech giant is strictly part time, saying that he will continue to lead his own company out of the UK while working on special projects in Cupertino.

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Verizon will not throttle unlimited 4G LTE data users, to double data plans in promotion

Verizon will not throttle unlimited 4G LTE data users, to double data plans in promotion
In a statement released on Wednesday, America's largest cellular provider Verizon said it will not be throttling 4G LTE data speeds for users grandfathered in to unlimited data plans, while at the same time announcing a buffed data plan promotion.

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Patent holdings firm WiLAN loses second suit against Apple

Patent holdings firm WiLAN loses second suit against Apple
A Southern California court on Wednesday granted Apple a summary judgment absolving the company of infringing two LTE patents asserted by Canadian patent holdings company WiLAN.

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