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For a limited time, we've teamed up with one of Apple's authorized resellers to give away $200 in accessories — a free LG portable CD/DVD drive and free pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones — with the purchase of any build-to-order 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro. Readers can also pair this offer with an AppleCare rebate, which delivers the lowest price anywhere for these models with Apple's extended protection.

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Monday, February 09, 2015

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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Insider advises Apple investors to brace for 50% plunge in iPad sales this quarter

Insider advises Apple investors to brace for 50% plunge in iPad sales this quarter

Apple's shrinking iPad sales are expected to continue their downward trend this year, led by a particularly drastic year over year drop this quarter, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who does not expect a new 12.9-inch model to turn things around in the immediate future.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses OS X Photos, Apple Watch news & net neutrality

AppleInsider podcast discusses OS X Photos, Apple Watch news & net neutrality

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including the beta release of Photos for OS X, an inside look at the Apple Watch companion app, and discussion of Apple's mysterious camera-equipped vehicles.

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FeatureApple's mysterious vans are almost certainly for 3D mapping, not autonomous driving

Apple's mysterious vans are almost certainly for 3D mapping, not autonomous driving

Apple inadvertently made waves earlier this week with the revelation that the company was behind a fleet of camera-equipped minivans found roaming streets throughout the country. Initial rumors suggested that they may be a step towards a self-driving "iCar," but digging done by AppleInsider suggests that the vehicles are not actually early indications of an autonomous Apple automobile.

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Twitter blames issues with Apple's iOS 8 for loss of 4M new users [u]

Twitter blames issues with Apple's iOS 8 for loss of 4M new users [u]

Character-limited social network Twitter on Thursday announced a lower-than-expected number of monthly active users for its just-completed fourth quarter, a figure that the company blamed in part on problems in Apple's rollout of iOS 8.

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Apple trying 'very hard' with $250K bonuses to nab Tesla engineers as van sightings proliferate

Apple trying 'very hard' with $250K bonuses to nab Tesla engineers as van sightings proliferate

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple has made a major push to recruit talent from the electric carmaker, offering massive bonuses and significant salary bumps for those willing to come to work in Cupertino.

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Swatch prepping Apple Watch, Apple Pay competitors, CEO says

Swatch prepping Apple Watch, Apple Pay competitors, CEO says

Swiss timekeeping giant Swatch is planning a new smartwatch and mobile payment system to compete with the forthcoming Apple Watch and the already-established Apple Pay, the company's CEO has said.

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FeatureFirst look: Apple's all-new Photos for OS X brings the best of iPhone, iPad & iCloud to the Mac

First look: Apple's all-new Photos for OS X brings the best of iPhone, iPad & iCloud to the Mac

Apple's first beta of the new Photos application for OS X showcases a sleek, uncluttered interface that will instantly feel natural to anyone who has used the modern Photos app for iPhone and iPad, bringing welcome features and strong iCloud integration to the desktop.

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Apple releases first beta of OS X 10.10.3 with debut of Yosemite's new Photos app

Apple releases first beta of OS X 10.10.3 with debut of Yosemite's new Photos app

Developers can be among the first to get their hands on the new Photos for OS X application, thanks to the release of a preview build of of OS X 10.10.3 on Thursday.

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Apple shows continued interest in embedding Touch ID fingerprint sensors into touchscreen displays

Apple shows continued interest in embedding Touch ID fingerprint sensors into touchscreen displays

Future iPhones and iPads could move Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor from the device's home button to the display itself, allowing a more seamless and potentially dynamic way for a device to securely authenticate a user.

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Under Armour buys MyFitnessPal for $475M, SwiftKey update adds predictive emojis to iOS 8 keyboard

Under Armour buys MyFitnessPal for $475M, SwiftKey update adds predictive emojis to iOS 8 keyboard

Popular health tracking service and iOS app MyFitnessPal has been acquired by clothing maker Under Armour for nearly a half-billion dollars, while iOS 8 custom keyboard SwiftKey has added predictive emoji entry, and WhatsApp Messenger has been updated with a new quick camera button.

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ExclusiveKiller Deal: Free LG optical drive, Free Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones, and up to $350 off all BTO MacBook Pros with AppleCare

For a limited time, we've teamed up with one of Apple's authorized resellers to give away $200 in accessories — a free LG portable CD/DVD drive and free pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Pro headphones — with the purchase of any build-to-order 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro. Readers can also pair this offer with an AppleCare rebate, which delivers the lowest price anywhere for these models with Apple's extended protection.

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

ExclusiveHow to get the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pros with coupons

How to get the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pros with coupons

Back for a limited time: AI readers can use exclusive coupons at one of Apple's top authorized resellers to get the lowest prices anywhere on all 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display configurations by instantly knocking an additional $55-90 off already reduced pricing, with total savings of up to $827.

Apple's 'indoor traffic' concept would estimate wait times at the airport, grocery store, DMV, more

Apple's 'indoor traffic' concept would estimate wait times at the airport, grocery store, DMV, more

Apple's interest in indoor positioning technology could go well beyond just identifying a user's location, by offering estimated wait times at a variety of businesses, allowing iPhone users to adjust their schedules and save time by avoiding high-traffic periods of the day.

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FeatureAfter whipping Intel, Nvidia & AMD in mobile chips, sky's the limit for Apple Inc's silicon design team

After whipping Intel, Nvidia & AMD in mobile chips, sky's the limit for Apple Inc's silicon design team

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple's history of beating Intel in mobile chips and in building mobile GPUs without the help of Nvidia or AMD.

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Apple Inc iOS 8 HealthKit already in testing at 60 percent of top 23 U.S. hospitals

Apple Inc iOS 8 HealthKit already in testing at 60 percent of top 23 U.S. hospitals

An exclusive report by Reuters noted that 14 of the top 23 hospitals in the U.S. have already rolled out a pilot program using Apple's iOS 8 Health app, or "are in talks to do so."

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Federal court levies near-$1M fine against Ryan Seacrest's 'Typo' iPhone keyboard

Federal court levies near-$1M fine against Ryan Seacrest's 'Typo' iPhone keyboard

Typo, makers of a BlackBerry-like keyboard accessory for the iPhone, were ordered Wednesday to pay the Canadian smartphone maker $860,000 plus attorneys' fees and costs after failing to heed a sales injunction handed down last March.

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Apple restarts talks with content owners for over-the-top, web-based TV service

Apple restarts talks with content owners for over-the-top, web-based TV service

Apple has turned its back on cable companies and is once again courting television programmers in a bid to bring live television content to the Apple TV, a Wednesday report suggests, with talks reportedly in the "early stages."

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New iOS spyware targets non-jailbroken devices but requires user intervention to install

New iOS spyware targets non-jailbroken devices but requires user intervention to install

A malware campaign known in the security industry as "Operation Pawn Storm" has begun to target Apple's iOS devices with a new malicious application that can steal photos, text messages, contacts, and other data from non-jailbroken iPhones, but which cannot be installed without users' consent.

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Microsoft acquires iOS calendar app Sunrise for $100M - report

Microsoft acquires iOS calendar app Sunrise for $100M - report

Microsoft has reportedly closed a deal to acquire popular iOS calendar app Sunrise for "at least" $100 million as the software giant continues to invest in rival mobile platforms under CEO Satya Nadella.

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Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film, starring Michael Fassbender, will hit theaters Oct. 9

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film, starring Michael Fassbender, will hit theaters Oct. 9

The long-awaited film based on the authorized biography of Steve Jobs, penned by Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, will hit theaters this fall, on Oct. 9.

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Apple affirmed to return to Samsung for 14nm 'A9' chips for next iPhones, iPads

Apple affirmed to return to Samsung for 14nm 'A9' chips for next iPhones, iPads

Yet another publication has reported that Apple will once again rely on Samsung for its next generation of A-series processors, returning to a fierce rival rather than expanding its relationship with TSMC.

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Rumor: Apple to hold event this month to unveil Retina MacBook Air & finalize Apple Watch specs

Rumor: Apple to hold event this month to unveil Retina MacBook Air & finalize Apple Watch specs

Apple may be planning to hold a media event in late February to showcase the final version of its upcoming Apple Watch, and also debut a newly redesigned MacBook Air, potentially with a Retina display, according to a new report.

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