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PC makers may beat Apple to the punch with new 'fingerprint ID' sensors built into notebook touchpads

12/10/2014, 10:12 am

While Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensors remain limited to the latest iPhone and iPad models and have yet to appear in any Mac hardware, Synaptics announced on Wednesday that its new SecurePad fingerprint scanning hardware is now available to notebook PC makers.

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Bose products return to Online Apple Store in time for holiday shopping

12/10/2014, 01:12 am

Two months after Apple abruptly removed Bose products from its online and brick-and-mortar stores, the devices are slowly showing up as in stock and ready to ship, just in time for the holidays.

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Apple lawyers say media only wants to show a 'dead man' in request for Steve Jobs deposition

12/09/2014, 09:12 pm

Attorneys representing Apple in the company's fight against an iPod iTunes antitrust class-action lawsuit suggested in court on Tuesday that media requests to unseal Steve Jobs' videotaped testimony are petty at best.

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'iPod iTunes' antitrust case to continue on back of new lead plaintiff

12/09/2014, 06:12 pm

After veering toward dismissal with eliminations of the two named plaintiffs, an iPod-iTunes antitrust lawsuit gained new life of Tuesday as a new plaintiff emerged to represent a class of 8 million iPod buyers.

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Tim Cook meets with Rev. Jesse Jackson to discuss corporate diversity

12/09/2014, 04:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson on Monday to talk about a range of topics, including the company's ongoing initiative to create a more diverse tech industry.

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Jeff Daniels linked to troubled Steve Jobs biopic, Sony leak shows Sorkin wanted Tom Cruise for lead role [u]

12/09/2014, 02:12 pm

"Newsroom" star Jeff Daniels looks likely to play former Apple CEO John Sculley in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic, a Tuesday report said, as director Danny Boyle is said to have Daniels at the top of his list for the role.

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Apple to add 7th NYC store next year with new Brooklyn location

12/09/2014, 09:12 am

Brooklyn will reportedly become the third of New York City's five boroughs to house an Apple retail store, with the Cupertino company expected to open a 20,000 square foot outlet there in April of next year.

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Major news outlets seek permission to broadcast Steve Jobs deposition in iTunes antitrust suit

12/09/2014, 08:12 am

Three major news organizations have filed a motion to release footage of a deposition from Steve Jobs shown in court last week, citing "substantial public interest" in rare footage of the late Apple co-founder.

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Apple to build major new R&D facility in Japan, prime minister reveals

12/09/2014, 07:12 am

Apple is on the verge of announcing a 'cutting-edge' new research and development center located in Japan, the nation's prime minister revealed on Tuesday.

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Apple's first patent reassignment from PrimeSense buy hints at 3D mapping on Apple TV, iPhone

12/09/2014, 06:12 am

Apple on Tuesday was assigned patent rights to a projection-based 3D mapping solution won from its acquisition of Israeli company PrimeSense, suggesting the company is moving forward on development of advanced body gesture control for Mac, Apple TV and possibly iOS.

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'iPod iTunes' anti-trust lawsuit loses last standing plaintiff [update: motion to dismiss denied]

12/08/2014, 08:12 pm

During court proceedings in iTunes lawsuit on Monday, new evidence presented by Apple revealed the case's sole remaining plaintiff may not have purchased iPods eligible for action, and the person was subsequently disqualified.

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Natalie Portman declines role in Steve Jobs biopic

12/08/2014, 07:12 pm

It appears another big-name actor has passed on the opportunity to work on Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie, as Natalie Portman is no longer in talks to play the female lead.

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Apple Store to restart Bose product sales after abrupt removal, report says

12/08/2014, 06:12 pm

A fresh rumor on Monday claims Bose products will make a return to Apple's online and brick-and-mortar stores as soon as next week after they were quietly removed from shelves some two months ago.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook among eight finalists for Time's 2014 Person of the Year

12/08/2014, 02:12 pm

Time revealed on Monday that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is once again one of its finalists for the magazine's "Person of the Year" award, joining the likes of Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, Russian President Vladmir Putin, pop star Taylor Swift, Ebola caregivers, and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

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China's cyberspace minister meets Apple CEO Tim Cook during Silicon Valley swing

12/08/2014, 10:12 am

With Silicon Valley still at odds with the Chinese government, executives from Apple, Facebook, and Amazon played host to Lu Wei, the chairman of China's State Internet Information Office, during the Asian politician's recent trip to the U.S.

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Protestors take over Fifth Ave Apple Store in 'die-in' demonstration

12/06/2014, 12:12 am

A group of protestors condemning the controversial police killings of two African Americans took part in a "die-in" at the iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York City Friday night, crowding the site and bringing retail operations to a grinding halt.

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Apple to face labor related class-action suit after court denies motion to dismiss

12/05/2014, 08:12 pm

A three-judge panel in California's Superior Court recently denied Apple's appeal to throw out a class-action lawsuit lodged by current and former employees who claim the company's treatment of workers violate state labor codes.

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Steve Jobs' videotaped testimony aired in iPod iTunes trial as lawyers try to add plaintiff

12/05/2014, 06:12 pm

A videotaped deposition from late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was viewed in court on Friday as part of the ongoing "iPod iTunes" trial, while lawyers for the class attempted to add a new plaintiff after dropping one earlier in the day.

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Mark Zuckerberg calls Apple CEO Tim Cook's view on ad-supported business 'ridiculous'

12/05/2014, 02:12 pm

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg had harsh words for those --including Apple CEO Tim Cook --who have called the social network's ad-supported business model bad for consumers, saying that such comments are "ridiculous."

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Apple partners in India to reportedly expand operations with 500 stores

12/05/2014, 05:12 am

A report on Friday claims Apple has tentatively agreed to a proposed retail expansion in India that will see 500 new reseller storefronts pop up in underserved regions of the country.

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