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Apple wins extensive patent for foldable, flexible iPhone with force gesture controls

01/06/2015, 03:01 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a U.S. patent for a portable device made almost exclusively from flexible components, allowing for force-based gesture input and perhaps larger displays that fold up like a trifold wallet.

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Samsung touts open 'Internet of things' push, says all products to be connected in 5 years

01/05/2015, 11:01 pm

During Samsung's keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, co-CEO B.K. Yoon advocated for an open, industry-wide "Internet of things" push, revealing plans to build in connected device capabilities across its entire product line within five years.

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Elgato announces 'Eve' range of HomeKit-enabled smart home sensors

01/05/2015, 07:01 pm

Elgato, known for its EyeTV line of digital TV video capture hardware, on Monday announced Eve, an expansive range of app-connected smart home sensors that monitor energy and water usage, weather, smoke and more.

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iDevices shows off 'Switch' connected plug for Apple's HomeKit

01/05/2015, 03:01 pm

Apple fans will soon be able to control some lights and appliances with Siri, as Apple accessories partner iDevices has announced its new "Switch" HomeKit-compatible connected plug at the annual Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.

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Dish announces 'Sling TV' $20-per-month Internet TV service with ESPN, CNN, more

01/05/2015, 02:01 pm

Satellite television provider Dish has jumped into the cord-cutting ring with a new over-the-top streaming television service featuring a number of big-name broadcasters, possibly signaling that content owners are becoming more at ease with alternative distribution methods that could bolster Apple's own efforts.

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Wearables, portable hard drives dominate early announcements from CES

01/05/2015, 11:01 am

With the sun yet to rise on the first day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, companies looking to get a jump on the news cycle have provided early looks at wearable devices from new market entrants like Alcatel along with a number of intriguing portable hard drive updates and a plethora of iOS-connected accessories.

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Review: Adobe Ink and Slide

01/03/2015, 12:01 am

A few months ago, digital media monolith Adobe introduced its first foray into hardware with Ink and Slide, a stylish stylus and ruler combo with forward-thinking features and a sleek design. AppleInsider was able to take both for a test drive.

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New Apple Store displays show off art created with Apple products

01/02/2015, 01:01 pm

The intersection of technology and liberal arts has taken on a new approach at Apple's retail stores, where some locations are now doubling as public galleries to showcase art created with Apple hardware and software.

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iCloud.com Photos beta disappears as users continue to await OS X iPhoto replacement

01/02/2015, 09:01 am

Without explanation, the beta iCloud.com Photos application is no longer available to access via the website, as a vague "early 2015" launch date for a new Photos for OS X app also looms.

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Apple hands out MacBook Airs, iPads, Beats headphones in 2015 "Lucky Bag" promotion

01/02/2015, 02:01 am

For its New Year's Fukubukuro "Lucky Bag 2015" promotion in Japan, Apple doled out big-ticket items like 11-inch MacBook Airs, iPads, iPods, Apple TVs, Beats headphones and more to buyers paying an entry fee of about $300.

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Apple's 'Start something new' campaign curates art created on iOS and Mac devices

12/31/2014, 05:12 pm

Apple took its latest "Start something new" Internet ad campaign global on Wednesday, highlighting digital works of art created through a synergy of iOS and Mac hardware and third-party software.

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New York City mulling Apple Pay option for parking ticket payments

12/31/2014, 01:12 am

In an effort to reboot an old and obtuse parking ticket payments system, the city of New York is investigating alternative forms of payment, including mobile transactions powered by services like Apple Pay and PayPal.

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GT Advanced seeks approval for executive bonuses amid bankruptcy

12/30/2014, 06:12 pm

After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October, former Apple sapphire supply partner GT Advanced is now seeking approval to mete out millions of dollars in executive bonuses as part of an employee retention program.

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Judge dismisses Apple Store employee 'bag check' lawsuits following Supreme Court ruling

12/30/2014, 05:12 pm

Citing a recent Supreme Court ruling, a federal court judge last week dismissed a pair of proposed class action lawsuits leveled against Apple by its retail employees, who argued the company's anti-theft policies incurred lost wages.

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Editorial: the world revolved around Apple, Inc in 2014

12/30/2014, 05:12 am

In 2014, the world's journalists, investors and software developers all collectively discovered they'd been disastrously wrong about Apple in 2013. And with good reason.

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Apple patents smart pen for capturing digital copies of handwritten notes

12/30/2014, 03:12 am

Apple was granted yet another stylus design patent on Tuesday, this time coming in the form of a smart pen capable of detecting hand movements for translation into digital line drawings and text.

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Apple to keep century-old historic barn on Campus 2 grounds

12/29/2014, 05:12 pm

In keeping with late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs' Campus 2 land reclamation plan, a nearly 100-year-old barn will be saved from demolition to stand surrounded by trees at one corner of the huge lot.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger recalls close working relationship with Steve Jobs

12/29/2014, 01:12 pm

Late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs found a "true partner" in Bob Iger, according to a new profile of the Disney chief executive, with Jobs going so far as to hand-pick Iger to succeed him on Apple's board of directors.

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Apple Japan announces annual 'Lucky Bag' promotion for Jan. 2

12/26/2014, 05:12 pm

Apple on Friday announced its "Lucky Bags" promotion for Japan, a New Year's retail tradition that consistently nets customers visiting brick-and-mortar Apple Stores hundreds of dollars' worth of savings.

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iCloud Photo Library, Photo Stream & how to make sense of your photos

12/26/2014, 09:12 am

Taking the place of Photo Stream next year, Apple's iCloud Photo Library will consist of a brand new photo app for Mac and a new way to sync photos across all your devices.

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