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Topic: General

Ambitious 'Outernet' could bring unfettered Internet access worldwide via mini satellites

02/17/2014, 05:02 pm

A New York-based firm has a bold idea that could bring the Web to regions of the world where Internet access is either too costly to deploy using traditional methods, or is censored at the behest of government regimes.

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Thousands show up for the opening of the first Apple Store in Latin America

02/17/2014, 10:02 am

A crowd of more than 1,700 people descended on the Village Mall in Rio de Janeiro's famous Barra de Tijuca neighborhood on Saturday for the opening of the first official Apple Store in Latin America.

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Apple design chief Jony Ive temporarily disappears from executive leadership directory [u]

02/17/2014, 07:02 am

A Monday morning update to Apple's executive leadership page saw Senior Vice President of Design Jony Ive's profile dropped from the list of Apple's most senior leaders, though it has since been reinstated.

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Fitness smartwatch firm Basis Science reportedly in buyout talks with Apple, others

02/17/2014, 01:02 am

Basis Science, makers of the Basis Health Tracker Watch, is reportedly up for sale and has been discussing buyout deals with big-name tech companies like Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft.

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Review: Corning's Thunderbolt Optical Cable

02/16/2014, 08:02 am

Already in its second generation, the Thunderbolt I/O protocol has been around for three years, but only recently did manufacturers begin production of optical cables to deliver the tentpole feature of long-distance data transfer. AppleInsider was able to test out this highly anticipated addition with Corning's 10m all-optical Thunderbolt cable solution.

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Briefly: Apple takes 30th anniversary Mac homepage, mini-site international

02/14/2014, 08:02 pm

As part of a continued celebration of the Mac's 30th anniversary, Apple is launching localized versions of the "Mac 30" homepage and corresponding mini-site to its international websites, the latest debut being Japan.

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MLB rolls out iBeacons in first two of over 20 parks ahead of 2014 season

02/14/2014, 05:02 pm

Major League Baseball on Friday announced the successful deployment of Apple iBeacon-compatible hardware in Dodger Stadium and Petco Park, with further installations planned for completion at more than 20 ballparks before the 2014 stateside season opener in March.

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Court grants Apple's motion to dismiss Siri misrepresentation lawsuit

02/14/2014, 03:02 pm

After two years of legal maneuvering, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken on Friday dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit alleging that Apple's iPhone 4S advertisements had misrepresented the capabilities of the company's Siri personal digital assistant.

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Apple's Tim Cook met with Samsung CEO in failed attempt to resolve patent dispute

02/14/2014, 09:02 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung mobile chief Shin Jong-Kyun met in the U.S. last week but were unable to hammer out an agreement that would end their long-running intellectual property battle, Korean media reported on Friday.

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Apple's Schiller to retake stand in second Apple v. Samsung trial, Forstall waits in wings

02/13/2014, 06:02 pm

Apple's Phil Schiller is set to reprise his role as a witness in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial, while ousted iOS chief Scott Forstall is on both parties' lists for possible deposition and live testimony.

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Developers experiencing issues with Apple iTunes Connect

02/13/2014, 05:02 pm

Developers around the world have been experiencing issues with Apple's app submission and management tool iTunes Connect, with many unable to upload or modify their products since Wednesday night.

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Greenpeace praises Apple for reducing use of conflict minerals

02/13/2014, 02:02 pm

Following the release of Apple's annual supplier responsibility report on Thursday, environmental organization Greenpeace spoke out with praise, celebrating the iPhone maker's efforts to cut its use of conflict minerals.

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Apple wants to stop, track down spammers with automated disposable email addresses

02/13/2014, 05:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application describing a system that thwarts spam mail by automatically generating and handling "disposable" email addresses, all while being transparent to the end user.

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Apple releases 2014 Supplier Responsibility report, pushes against 'conflict minerals'

02/13/2014, 01:02 am

Apple on Thursday released its latest Supplier Responsibility report covering a wide range of human and environmental issues, noting that it will be cracking down on the use of so-called "conflict minerals."

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Google's strict policies for 'open' Android OS revealed in newly public documents

02/13/2014, 12:02 am

New documents published to the Web on Wednesday reveal Google imposes decidedly strict tit-for-tat terms on device makers looking to use the "open" Android platform.

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Comcast to purchase Time Warner Cable, future Apple TV partnership uncertain

02/12/2014, 10:02 pm

It was reported earlier on Wednesday that Apple is preparing to debut a new Apple TV platform in partnership with Time Warner Cable, but Comcast is now said to be finalizing a purchase of TWC that could affect continued negotiations.

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Microsoft considering allowing Android apps to run on Windows - report

02/12/2014, 03:02 pm

In an effort to bolster its struggling Windows platforms, Microsoft is said to be "seriously considering" allowing Android applications to run in both the traditional Windows environment, as well as on the Windows Phone mobile platform.

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Apple Lisa mouse personally donated by Steve Jobs unearthed in Colorado time capsule

02/12/2014, 09:02 am

A mouse from an Apple Lisa computer used by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been recovered from a time capsule buried by organizers of the 1983 Aspen International Design Conference.

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Apple promotes from within for new company-wide human resources leader

02/11/2014, 02:02 pm

A few key personnel have shifted in Apple's corporate lineup, most notably at the top of the company's human resources department, which has been taken over by the former head of Apple's retail HR.

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Google's collaboration with Foxconn sheds light on robotics ambitions

02/11/2014, 05:02 am

According to a report on Tuesday, Google's Andy Rubin and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou have been discussing cutting edge robotics technology, including an operating system built to run manufacturing machines.

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