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Best Buy giving away free Apple TV with 15" Retina MacBook Pro purchase

08/01/2013, 05:08 pm

Best Buy on Thursday kicked off a promotion that has the company bundling a free third-generation Apple TV with a purchase of select 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display


Report: Apple won't hire internally to replace retail chief

08/01/2013, 05:08 pm

Apple will not be hiring from within its own organization in order to choose a head of its retail division, according to a new report.


Google to become official Starbucks ISP as critics claim net neutrality backpedal

08/01/2013, 02:08 pm

Starbucks is switching away from AT&T and instead going with Google for the provision of free Wi-Fi service throughout its popular chain of coffeeshops, but the search giant's latest move into Internet service provision comes as critics are crying foul and saying it is abandoning net neutrality principles.


Apple's OLED display patent uses embedded sensors to adjust for shadows, diode age

08/01/2013, 05:08 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for an OLED display that uses built-in detectors to dynamically adjust output at select areas of the screen, compensating for ambient light fluctuations or aged diodes.


Apple patent filing details iPhone-controlled car and home environments

08/01/2013, 05:08 am

In a patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Apple describes a system that can automatically customize a car's seat, steering wheel, and mirror positioning, as well as home climate control, based on information from a single device like an iPhone.


Apple board members exercise options, sell off AAPL stock worth combined $19M

07/31/2013, 07:07 pm

Two members of Apple's Board of Directors, Millard Drexler and William Campbell, sold company stock worth over $19 million this week, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Apple touts tax holiday savings for customers in 10 states

07/31/2013, 05:07 pm

Ten states in the Union will soon let their residents buy various products with no tax added for a limited time, and Apple is taking advantage of the tax holidays by informing customers in those areas how to save hundreds on their next Apple Store purchase.


Senators allude support for Presidential veto of imminent ITC iPhone and iPad ban

07/31/2013, 05:07 pm

Ahead of a U.S. International Trade Commission ban of older Apple iPhone and iPad models, a bipartisan cadre of senators has sent a cautionary letter to Trade Representative Michael Froman, who is responsible for the Presidential review of the ITC order.


Adobe announces Lightroom 5.2, Camera Raw 8.2 release candidates

07/31/2013, 03:07 pm

Adobe on Wednesday announced the availability of release candidates for both Lightroom 5.2 and for Camera Raw 8.1, with the former featuring refinements to its feature set while the latter has added support for camera types.


'Jobs' featurette offers closer glimpse at the upcoming movie

07/31/2013, 02:07 pm

A newly released featurette offers a quick look at the upcoming film "Jobs," including new footage and interviews with the movie's stars.


Apple outlines iMessage spam reporting in new support document

07/31/2013, 12:07 am

A new support document recently added to Apple's website shows users how to deal with unwanted messages, also known as spam, sent via the company's iCloud-based iMessage service.


Microsoft Surface revenue at $853M, less than write-down and associated ad-spend

07/30/2013, 07:07 pm

It was revealed on Tuesday that Microsoft has made only $853 million on its Surface tablet since the product line was introduce eight months ago, a number less than the company's write-down to adjust for unsold inventory, as well as an ad campaign pushing the device and Windows 8.


Briefly: Apple set to open 13th Apple Store in Italy on Aug. 3

07/30/2013, 06:07 pm

Apple is preparing to open the doors to its latest retail outlet in Italy, the 13th Apple Store in the country and the first in the city of Remini, which is scheduled welcome in customers this Saturday.


Apple patents three-sensor, three-lens iPhone camera for enhanced color photos

07/30/2013, 05:07 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a camera system that uses three separate sensors, one for luminance and two for chrominance, to generate images with both higher resolution and color accuracy.


Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly visited China to meet with China Telecom

07/30/2013, 04:07 am

A report early Tuesday claims Apple chief Tim Cook was recently in China to meet with partner carrier China Telecom, possibly to discuss the upcoming debut of a rumored low-cost iPhone and declining sales growth in the region.


Apple and Motorola dismiss 14 patents from upcoming Florida suit

07/30/2013, 01:07 am

In a filing on Monday, Apple and Google's Motorola agreed to drop a combined 14 patents from a Florida case slated to go to trial in 2014, narrowing claims to a total of 8 patents-in-suit.


Latest Apple TV beta brings iTunes music purchasing to the living room

07/29/2013, 08:07 pm

A closer look at the Apple TV beta software released on Monday shows Apple is looking to bring iTunes music purchasing functionality back to its set-top streamer, allowing iTunes users yet another place to preview and buy songs.


Apple retail workers file class action suit claiming lost wages over bag searches

07/29/2013, 04:07 pm

Former retail employees from Apple Stores in New York and Los Angeles have formed a class action suit against the iPhone maker, claiming that the company's anti-theft policies amounted to unpaid work to the tune of $1,500 per employee per year.


Apple vows to investigate labor violations alleged in China Labor Watch report

07/29/2013, 12:07 pm

Apple on Monday issued a statement promising to look into claims that its supplier Pegatron has been requiring employees to work excessive hours without adequate compensation.


Samsung gets a boost with USPTO's 'final' rejection of Apple's pinch-to-zoom patent

07/29/2013, 12:07 pm

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a "final" rejection of Apple's pinch-to-zoom patent, opening the door for chief rival Samsung to push back even more against its loss in last summer's $1.05 billion patent infringement verdict.