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Apple announces Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program

04/01/2015, 04:04 am

Apple iPhone and iPad owners living in Greater China are now able visit one of the country's 18 Apple Store locations to trade in their old hardware for store credit, which can subsequently be applied to a new device purchase.

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Amazon Dash Buttons bring consumerism to Internet of Things

03/31/2015, 05:03 pm

Amazon on Tuesday announced a new single-purpose Internet-connected device that lets customers quickly reorder commonly depleted goods like coffee pods and razor blades at the push of a button.

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Google unveils new $149 Chromebooks, Asus-made Chromebit stick computer

03/31/2015, 03:03 pm

Devices running Google's budding Chrome OS cloud-based operating system continue to fall in price, as the company announced two new laptop models from Chinese manufacturers Haier and Hisense, alongside a convertible Chromebook and thumb drive-sized "Chromebit" from Asus.

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Apple's Lisa Jackson talks environmental regulations, global carbon footprint at WSJ conference

03/31/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple's head of environmental efforts, Lisa Jackson, addressed a variety of issues, including the company's relationship with federal regulators and its global carbon footprint, in a new interview.

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Continuity tips: How to enable or disable iPhone cellular calls on Mac & iPad

03/31/2015, 09:03 am

Made available with iOS 8, Continuity and Handoff on iOS and the Mac enable users to receive SMS messages, phone calls, and more across devices. First in our series of tips, here's how to turn on (or off) phone call forwarding to your Mac and iPad.

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China reportedly defers banking technology regulations, relieves pressure on foreign firms

03/31/2015, 02:03 am

China has reportedly agreed to delay a rollout of regulations that would restrict state-operated banks from purchasing or employing foreign equipment and technology.

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Apple Maps Connect services branch out to Italy, Mexico, Switzerland

03/30/2015, 09:03 pm

Apple on Monday expanded the reach of its Maps Connect service for small businesses to three more countries, namely Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland.

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ITC to investigate Apple on allegations of Ericsson patent infringement

03/30/2015, 07:03 pm

Following formal complaints by Ericsson, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday showed intent to launch an investigation into Apple's potentially illegal use of patented LTE technology.

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Steve Jobs biopic shoots scenes from unveiling of first iMac in 1998

03/30/2015, 08:03 am

The upcoming film about the life of Steve Jobs, starring Michael Fassbender, will feature scenes reliving his return to the company and the unveiling of the very first iMac.

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Cook says discriminatory 'religious freedom' laws are dangerous, calls for action

03/29/2015, 11:03 pm

In an editorial published by The Washington Post on Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook comes down hard on a spate of U.S. legislation he believes enables discrimination under the guise of religious freedom.

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Review: 'Becoming Steve Jobs' looks to dispel accepted Jobs myth

03/28/2015, 10:03 pm

With "Becoming Steve Jobs," coauthors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli seek to dismantle perceptions of Jobs the egomaniacal, callous autocrat, replacing accepted opinion with a retelling of the life of a man who they describe -- for better or worse -- as being "half genius, half asshole."

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Google, Johnson & Johnson to partner on surgical robot technology

03/27/2015, 06:03 pm

Google has formed a partnership with medical and consumer goods firm Johnson & Johnson that will see the development of robots to help surgeons in the operating room, according to an announcement made on Friday.

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Apple's Tim Cook plans to give away all of his money

03/27/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has revealed plans to donate the vast majority of his wealth to charity before he dies, saying that he wants to develop a "systematic approach" to philanthropy.

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Tim Cook 'deeply disappointed' by new Indiana anti-gay law

03/27/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday stood in opposition to a new Indiana law that allows businesses in the state to legally discriminate against gays and lesbians, while calling on Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson to veto a similar measure that is set to hit his desk.

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Apple's $848M solar power deal better on back end, says environmental VP Lisa Jackson

03/27/2015, 11:03 am

The $848 million solar power deal Apple signed with First Solar last month is a better value than some have suggested, according to vice president of Environmental Initiatives Lisa Jackson, who on Thursday pointed to a surge in the amount of power Apple will receive towards the end of the contract.

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Google loses UK appeal in Safari cookie tracking case, could face trial

03/27/2015, 09:03 am

The U.K.'s Court of Appeal has denied Google's request to block lawsuits from British consumers over the search giant's disregard for Safari privacy restrictions designed to prevent advertisers from tracking users.

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Intel & Micron's new 3D flash memory could mean cheaper, larger storage for Apple's Macs, iOS devices

03/27/2015, 09:03 am

Intel and Micron have announced the launch of a new 3D NAND flash technology, one which could substantially improve the amount of data storage possible in Macs, iPhones, iPads, and numerous other devices.

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SoHo Apple Store hosts 'Becoming Steve Jobs' book reading, Q&A session with authors

03/26/2015, 09:03 pm

Authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli visited the Apple Store SoHo in New York on Thursday to read selections from their hotly anticipated biography "Becoming Steve Jobs" and field questions from what quickly became a packed house.

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Apple moves to dismiss lawsuit over 'misleading' iOS device capacity claims

03/26/2015, 08:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that claims the company misrepresented to consumers the amount of storage space iOS 8 uses in newly shipped iPhone and iPad devices, noting plaintiffs failed to provide evidence of fraud.

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Apple Pay decals begin arriving with supporting merchants

03/26/2015, 02:03 pm

Vendors who accept Apple Pay can advertise their support with new decal stickers supplied by Apple itself, which began arriving in the mail for merchants on Thursday.

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