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Apple doles out gift cards for Black Friday sales event [u]

11/24/2016, 10:11 pm

Marking Apple's return to Black Friday sales bonanza festivities, the company has chosen to dole out gift cards alongside eligible product purchases, offering customers in Australia Apple Gift Cards worth up to A$200.

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Twitter plans crackdown on developers & organizations exploiting data for surveillance

11/23/2016, 11:11 am

Over the next several months, Twitter will embark on a crackdown on developers building surveillance tools to track protesters and activists, the company said this week in announcement.

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Apple partners with Indian ride-hailing firm Ola to offer in-car Apple Music experience

11/22/2016, 05:11 pm

Apple is venturing further into the automotive industry in a deal with Indian ride-hailing firm Ola, which on Tuesday said it will offer Apple Music to passengers as part of a new in-car experience.

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President-elect Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook phoned him after victory

11/22/2016, 03:11 pm

In an interview on Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump noted that Apple CEO Tim Cook had called him, but no mention was made about the topics of the conversation the pair may have had, following Trump's contentious remarks on the campaign trail.

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The best iOS apps to shop for Black Friday deals

11/22/2016, 03:11 pm

The deal-grabbing frenzy known as Black Friday is just a few days away, and shoppers looking to nab the best deals on Apple products and accessories can get ahead of the game with a number of apps that help organize ads and track the best deals.

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Pundits believe Apple's Jony Ive no longer involved in iPhone, Mac product design [u]

11/22/2016, 10:11 am

According to numerous reports said to be out of Apple headquarters, the company's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive hasn't contributing much to Apple's consumer goods design as of late, and has been more interested in architecture and similar projects for the last few years.

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Apple to open third Parisian store on Dec. 3

11/22/2016, 10:11 am

Apple will open a new Parisian store on Dec. 3, the company has announced, marking its third in the heart of the city.

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Apple patents foldable iPhone with flexible display that can clip onto clothing

11/22/2016, 03:11 am

An Apple patent published Tuesday reveals the company has for years been actively investigating a hinged iPhone format, with designs calling for a flexible metal-backed OLED display capable of being folded in half.

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Apple to hold one-day Black Friday sales event after skipping 2015

11/22/2016, 12:11 am

Apple late Monday night posted a webpage teasing an upcoming one-day shopping event set for Black Friday, suggesting the company is reinstating its seasonal sale.

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Apple's top management largely white and male, but overall workforce trending toward diversity

11/21/2016, 11:11 pm

Apple on Monday quietly released employment diversity statistics current as of July 2016, revealing high level executive and management positions are overwhelmingly filled by white males.

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Samsung says US Galaxy S7 phones safe despite scattered incidents

11/21/2016, 03:11 pm

Although the short-lived Galaxy Note 7 was plagued by battery fires, the Galaxy S7 line should be safe -- despite some rare incidents caused by damage, Samsung said in an unusual press release.

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Apple's Austin campus now up to 6,000 workers as company touts 2M US jobs since 2007

11/21/2016, 11:11 am

In a weekend profile of Apple's campus in Austin, Tex., the company claimed that it has created over 2 million jobs in the U.S. since the iPhone first went on sale in 2007.

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Frankenstein's monster serenades with iPhone 7 in Apple's latest holiday ad

11/21/2016, 11:11 am

Apple once again takes aim at viewers' heart strings with its annual holiday TV spot, though the 2016 rendition features a lighthearted twist, as Frankenstein's monster shows his sentimental side.

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Apple's Ive and Newson unveil unadorned fir trees for Claridge's Christmas installation

11/19/2016, 08:11 pm

Apple CDO Jony Ive and part time company collaborator Marc Newson on Saturday unveiled their awaited interpretation of Claridge's Christmas tree in London. The installation, which is quite literally a small grove of completely bare fir trees, once again proves the pair of industrial designers masters of the austere.

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This week on AI: Touch Bar MacBook Pro review, Apple's AR glasses & more

11/19/2016, 07:11 am

Even without the first Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros showing up on doorsteps, it was a busy week in the Apple news sphere, with rumors about augmented reality glasses, OLED iPhones, and Apple possibly crippling Sprint/Verizon models of the iPhone 7.

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Nest introduces camera streaming to Apple TV, 'instaclip' creation and sharing

11/18/2016, 11:11 pm

Alphabet's Nest this week rolled out an update to its app platform that allows owners to stream Nest Cam feeds directly to fourth-generation Apple TV units, while introducing a new video clip creation and sharing feature called "instaclip."

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KB Home unveils first-ever Apple HomeKit-enabled community in San Jose

11/18/2016, 03:11 pm

The Promenade at Communications Hill in San Jose, Calif., will be the first HomeKit-enabled community, featuring built-in Apple-connected smart home connectivity for prospective buyers.

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MacBook Pro integrated GPU misidentified by system profiler, confusing some early buyers

11/18/2016, 11:11 am

Some recipients of the new MacBook Pro with integrated GPU are reporting that the macOS System Profiler is reporting that the chipset is better than it is, but the problem is purely cosmetic and the GPU is being properly utilized by the system.

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Apple hires former Wall Street Journal editor to help Chinese PR team

11/18/2016, 10:11 am

Apple has reportedly hired Wei Gu -- recently an editor with the Wall Street Journal -- as a new director for its Chinese public relations team, operating out of Shanghai.

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Colbert's 'Late Show' skewers cost, content of Apple's new design book

11/18/2016, 08:11 am

On Thursday night's episode of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the show aired a parody of Apple's design videos to make fun of the company's new coffeetable book, Designed by Apple in California.

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