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Killer Deals: Apple's 64GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE for $399; $400 off MacBook Pro; $319 off iMac 5K

Killer Deals: Apple's 64GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE  for $399; $400 off MacBook Pro; $319 off iMac 5K

Today only, until supplies run out, readers can grab Apple's 64GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) in Space Grey for $399 shipped, while a sister offer slashes the company's top-of-the-line MacBook Pro by $400 — both of which are the lowest prices we've ever seen for these models.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Apple's Activation Lock drives iPhone thefts down 40% in San Francisco, 25% in New York

Apple's Activation Lock drives iPhone thefts down 40% in San Francisco, 25% in New York

Once a hot item for thieves and pickpockets, Apple's iPhone is becoming a significantly less attractive target as the company's Activation Lock prevents the devices from being easily wiped and re-sold, a new report indicates.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Smartphones apps equal to fitness wearables for step tracking, study says

Smartphones apps equal to fitness wearables for step tracking, study says

Consumers searching for the best way to automatically log their daily activity may need to look no farther than the App Store, as a new study from the University of Pennsylvania shows that data collected by dedicated fitness wearables is generally no more accurate than that from a smartphone kept in a pocket.

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Tim Cook talks Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and IBM partnership at Goldman Sachs conference

Tim Cook talks Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and IBM partnership at Goldman Sachs conference

Apple CEO Tim Cook was among the guests of honor at Tuesday's annual Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, where he discussed a range of topics including the Apple Watch's role in life, Apple Pay's growth, and the symbiotic partnership with enterprise giant IBM.

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ExclusiveApple gearing up for early-2015 MacBook Air refresh, begins pruning inventory & halting shipments

Apple gearing up for early-2015 MacBook Air refresh, begins pruning inventory & halting shipments

With the launch of new MacBook Air models featuring Intel's latest-generation Broadwell processors just around the corner, Apple has begun taking steps to prepare its international distribution partners for the updates, and to sell off remaining inventory of existing Air models, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple becomes first U.S. company in history with $700B market cap after shares close at record high

Apple becomes first U.S. company in history with $700B market cap after shares close at record high

Shares of Apple reached a new all-time high on Tuesday, closing at $122.02 per share, with a record breaking market capitalization level of $710.74 billion — the largest closing value ever for any U.S. company.

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Apple to buy $850M worth of energy from solar farm in Monterey County, Calif. in 'ambitious' deal [u]

Apple to buy $850M worth of energy from solar farm in Monterey County, Calif. in 'ambitious' deal [u]

Calling it his company's "biggest, boldest and most ambitious project ever," Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed a massive new $850 million investment in a California solar farm — one that will generate enough electricity to power virtually all of its operations in the Golden State.

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VESA's new DisplayPort standard will enable ultra-res 8K displays, improve battery life

VESA's new DisplayPort standard will enable ultra-res 8K displays, improve battery life

The latest Embedded DisplayPort standard will help pave the way for future ultra-high resolution displays and better battery life when it adds support for 8K screens starting in 2016.

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Apple's next iPhone to include updated Touch ID sensor for safer, superior Apple Pay experience

Apple's next iPhone to include updated Touch ID sensor for safer, superior Apple Pay experience

The Touch ID fingerprint sensor will get an upgrade this year with Apple's next-generation iPhone, according to well-connected insider Ming-Chi Kuo, who said on Tuesday that the new model will improve the Apple Pay experience with fewer reading errors.

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Apple to raise at least $1.08 billion from two-part Swiss bond sale

Apple to raise at least $1.08 billion from two-part Swiss bond sale

Apple today is expected to complete a two-part sale of Swiss-franc bonds, raising at least $1.08 billion U.S. to help fund its massive ongoing capital reinvestment program.

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JetBlue to begin accepting Apple Pay for in-flight payments next week

JetBlue to begin accepting Apple Pay for in-flight payments next week

Some frequent flyers will soon be able to use Apple Pay to order drinks or upgrade their seat for extra legroom, as U.S. airline JetBlue announced on Tuesday that it would start accepting Apple's mobile payment service on select flights next week.

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Monday, February 09, 2015

White House cybersecurity summit to feature address from Apple CEO Tim Cook

White House cybersecurity summit to feature address from Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple's chief executive will reportedly be among those speaking to participants at Friday's White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, an event designed to bring together representatives from all sides of the cybersecurity and privacy debate.

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Dish makes Sling TV available to all, adds AMC and WatchESPN access

Dish makes Sling TV available to all, adds AMC and WatchESPN access

Dish Network announced on Monday that its new over-the-top web television service, Sling TV, is now open for business and will include content from AMC —the television home of Breaking Bad and Mad Men —as well as access to WatchESPN apps for all customers.

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Killer Deals: Apple's 64GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE for $399; $400 off MacBook Pro; $319 off iMac 5K

Killer Deals: Apple's 64GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE  for $399; $400 off MacBook Pro; $319 off iMac 5K

Today only, until supplies run out, readers can grab Apple's 64GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) in Space Grey for $399 shipped, while a sister offer slashes the company's top-of-the-line MacBook Pro by $400 — both of which are the lowest prices we've ever seen for these models.

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Monday, February 09, 2015

Apple planning new Swiss franc-denominated bond issue at historically low interest rates

Apple planning new Swiss franc-denominated bond issue at historically low interest rates

Apple looks set to continue expanding its debt offering program, with the company reportedly planning a new sale of bonds denominated in Swiss francs designed to take advantage of the extremely low yields available in the market.

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Rumor: Apple preparing to 'give Tesla a run for its money' with new automotive project

Rumor: Apple preparing to 'give Tesla a run for its money' with new automotive project

Apple is supposedly working on a vehicle-related project that is "too exciting to pass up" for potential hires, according to a new report, and is said to have employees from electric carmaker Tesla "jumping ship" in order to take part.

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iOS 8.3 beta introduces wireless support for Apple's CarPlay, improves emoji keyboard

iOS 8.3 beta introduces wireless support for Apple's CarPlay, improves emoji keyboard

The forthcoming release of iOS 8.3 will enable wireless CarPlay support, removing the requirement for iPhones to be connected to head units through a Lightning cable. It also includes a revised emoji keyboard that allows users to scroll and browse more easily.

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Apple supplies first beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, issues 'noteworthy' update to Swift

Apple supplies first beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, issues 'noteworthy' update to Swift

Before the public release of iOS 8.2, Apple on Monday already provided its development community with a beta build of iOS 8.3, along with a new version of its Swift programming language with "noteworthy" changes.

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Canon announces highest-resolution, full-frame DSLR cameras on the market alongside new Rebels

Canon announces highest-resolution, full-frame DSLR cameras on the market alongside new Rebels

Canon this month is gearing up to release its latest wave of DSLR cameras, including a pair of prosumer-focused T6 Rebels and its all-new professional series EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R — both of which are capable of shooting 50.6-megapixel images and 1080p video.

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Apple controls presentation in IBM partnership as salespeople use Macs, Keynote to push iOS in enterprise

Apple controls presentation in IBM partnership as salespeople use Macs, Keynote to push iOS in enterprise

While Apple and IBM's enterprise partnership is specifically about iOS devices, Apple has also insisted that IBM's salespeople use Mac hardware when making their pitches to customers, ensuring that the company's tightly integrated ecosystem remains in focus.

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Rumor: Apple to again stay out of megapixel race with 8MP camera in 'iPhone 6s'

Rumor: Apple to again stay out of megapixel race with 8MP camera in 'iPhone 6s'

Apple has historically downplayed the significance of megapixels in measuring image quality, and the company may stick to that approach once again later this year with another 8-megapixel camera in its next-generation iPhone, according to a new rumor.

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Canaccord raises Apple price target to $145, estimates iPhone captured 93% of smartphone profits

Canaccord raises Apple price target to $145, estimates iPhone captured 93% of smartphone profits

Apple's domination in the smartphone market compelled Canaccord Genuity to raise its price target on Apple stock to $145 on Monday, advising investors to buy in on the continued strength of the new iPhone 6, which decimated profits for competitors last quarter.

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Rumor: Apple to launch MacBook Air refresh with Intel Broadwell chips Feb. 24

Rumor: Apple to launch MacBook Air refresh with Intel Broadwell chips Feb. 24

Apple may be planning to debut a relatively minor update for its existing MacBook Air lineup in a matter of days, though won't be the anticipated 12-inch redesign with a high-resolution Retina display, according to a new rumor.

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ExclusiveExclusive February aerial tour of Apple Inc's Campus 2 shows 'Spaceship' Ring rising, theater progress, more

Exclusive February aerial tour of Apple Inc's Campus 2 shows 'Spaceship' Ring rising, theater progress, more

Apple's Campus 2 mega-project is showing major progress in its "Spaceship" Ring, where interlocking concrete slabs are building a foundation for a steel structure that is already beginning to reach upward by four stories. The first massive parking garage is nearly finished and existing buildings have been demolished to make room for a second stage R&D site.

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Sunday, February 08, 2015

Apple touts iPad as music creation tool in new ad featuring Elliphant

Apple touts iPad as music creation tool in new ad featuring Elliphant

Apple dropped a new iPad TV spot featuring music creation apps just in time for the Grammy Awards, featuring Swedish recording artist Elliphant, UK producer Riton, DJ The Gaslamp Killer and Parisian film director So Me.

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First look: Dish's Sling TV Web-based television service

First look: Dish's Sling TV Web-based television service

Even as Apple is reportedly struggling to put together its own long-rumored web television initiative, satellite provider Dish Network has begun to roll out its competing Sling TV over-the-top offering to a select group of early adopters. AppleInsider was given access to the invite-only beta and brings some first impressions of the impressive service.

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Saturday, February 07, 2015

FeatureApple's new Swift programming language takes flight with Getty Images, American Airlines, LinkedIn, and Duolingo

Apple's new Swift programming language takes flight with Getty Images, American Airlines, LinkedIn, and Duolingo

Apple's new Swift programming language has only been available for a few months, but iOS and OS X developers from American Airlines, Getty Images, LinkedIn and Duolingo are reporting favorable impressions—ranging from increased productivity to fewer bugs in their shipping apps—as interest in the new language rapidly accelerates.

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Friday, February 06, 2015

Corning takes shot at sapphire with 'Project Phire' ultra scratch-resistant glass

Corning takes shot at sapphire with 'Project Phire' ultra scratch-resistant glass

Glassmaker Corning on Friday unveiled "Project Phire," a glass composite that the company says is just as strong and drop-resistant as its latest Gorilla Glass but nearly as scratch-resistant as sapphire.

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Job listing offers glimpse at advanced medical research being conducted by Apple

Job listing offers glimpse at advanced medical research being conducted by Apple

With the launch of the health- and fitness-focused Apple Watch fast approaching, Apple continues to bolster its internal research teams focused on analyzing the human body, representing a new and different direction for the tech giant.

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