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Apple offers closer look at Campus 2 as the City of Cupertino ponders diversification

02/11/2015, 10:02 pm

Apple's spaceship-like Campus 2 project was shown from a new angle Wednesday as the company allowed members of the media on-site, while Cupertino leaders have begun to reconsider ways to diversify the city's Apple-dominated tax base.

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Apple releases 2015 Supplier Responsibility Report, targets the end of 'bonded servitude' practices

02/11/2015, 06:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued its annual Supplier Responsibility Report, covering a range of issues from factory overtime to the environment, including new rules for factories wishing to be a part of its global supply chain that prohibit those firms from charging "recruitment fees" to employees.

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Android Wear stumbles out of the gate with just 720K units shipped in 2014

02/11/2015, 01:02 pm

Though Google and its manufacturing partners hoped to get the jump on the Apple Watch with the debut of its own wearable platform last year, it didn't translate into blockbuster sales to consumers, according to a new study.

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Apple's $848M, 25-year solar agreement is the largest of its kind, will provide 130MW of clean energy

02/11/2015, 11:02 am

Apple's landmark solar power deal, announced by CEO Tim Cook this week, is a long-term sustainable energy solution that should generate enough to power essentially all of the company's California operations, including the upcoming "spaceship" Campus 2, by the end of 2016.

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Smartphones apps equal to fitness wearables for step tracking, study says

02/10/2015, 11:02 pm

Consumers searching for the best way to automatically log their daily activity may need to look no farther than the App Store, as a new study from the University of Pennsylvania shows that data collected by dedicated fitness wearables is generally no more accurate than that from a smartphone kept in a pocket.

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Apple to buy $850M worth of energy from solar farm in Monterey County, Calif. in 'ambitious' deal [u]

02/10/2015, 03:02 pm

Calling it his company's "biggest, boldest and most ambitious project ever," Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed a massive new $850 million investment in a California solar farm -- one that will generate enough electricity to power virtually all of its operations in the Golden State.

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White House cybersecurity summit to feature address from Apple CEO Tim Cook

02/09/2015, 09:02 pm

Apple's chief executive will reportedly be among those speaking to participants at Friday's White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, an event designed to bring together representatives from all sides of the cybersecurity and privacy debate.

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Dish makes Sling TV available to all, adds AMC and WatchESPN access

02/09/2015, 07:02 pm

Dish Network announced on Monday that its new over-the-top web television service, Sling TV, is now open for business and will include content from AMC --the television home of Breaking Bad and Mad Men --as well as access to WatchESPN apps for all customers.

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Canon announces highest-resolution, full-frame DSLR cameras on the market alongside new Rebels

02/09/2015, 01:02 pm

Canon this month is gearing up to release its latest wave of DSLR cameras, including a pair of prosumer-focused T6 Rebels and its all-new professional series EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R -- both of which are capable of shooting 50.6-megapixel images and 1080p video.

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Apple controls presentation in IBM partnership as salespeople use Macs, Keynote to push iOS in enterprise

02/09/2015, 11:02 am

While Apple and IBM's enterprise partnership is specifically about iOS devices, Apple has also insisted that IBM's salespeople use Mac hardware when making their pitches to customers, ensuring that the company's tightly integrated ecosystem remains in focus.

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Exclusive February aerial tour of Apple Inc's Campus 2 shows 'Spaceship' Ring rising, theater progress, more

02/09/2015, 12:02 am

Apple's Campus 2 mega-project is showing major progress in its "Spaceship" Ring, where interlocking concrete slabs are building a foundation for a steel structure that is already beginning to reach upward by four stories. The first massive parking garage is nearly finished and existing buildings have been demolished to make room for a second stage R&D site.

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First look: Dish's Sling TV Web-based television service

02/08/2015, 12:02 am

Even as Apple is reportedly struggling to put together its own long-rumored web television initiative, satellite provider Dish Network has begun to roll out its competing Sling TV over-the-top offering to a select group of early adopters. AppleInsider was given access to the invite-only beta and brings some first impressions of the impressive service.

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Corning takes shot at sapphire with 'Project Phire' ultra scratch-resistant glass

02/06/2015, 05:02 pm

Glassmaker Corning on Friday unveiled "Project Phire," a glass composite that the company says is just as strong and drop-resistant as its latest Gorilla Glass but nearly as scratch-resistant as sapphire.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses OS X Photos, Apple Watch news & net neutrality

02/06/2015, 09:02 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including the beta release of Photos for OS X, an inside look at the Apple Watch companion app, and discussion of Apple's mysterious camera-equipped vehicles.

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Apple's mysterious vans are almost certainly for 3D mapping, not autonomous driving

02/06/2015, 08:02 am

Apple inadvertently made waves earlier this week with the revelation that the company was behind a fleet of camera-equipped minivans found roaming streets throughout the country. Initial rumors suggested that they may be a step towards a self-driving "iCar," but digging done by AppleInsider suggests that the vehicles are not actually early indications of an autonomous Apple automobile.

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Apple trying 'very hard' with $250K bonuses to nab Tesla engineers as van sightings proliferate

02/05/2015, 06:02 pm

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple has made a major push to recruit talent from the electric carmaker, offering massive bonuses and significant salary bumps for those willing to come to work in Cupertino.

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Swatch prepping Apple Watch, Apple Pay competitors, CEO says

02/05/2015, 05:02 pm

Swiss timekeeping giant Swatch is planning a new smartwatch and mobile payment system to compete with the forthcoming Apple Watch and the already-established Apple Pay, the company's CEO has said.

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Apple's 'indoor traffic' concept would estimate wait times at the airport, grocery store, DMV, more

02/05/2015, 09:02 am

Apple's interest in indoor positioning technology could go well beyond just identifying a user's location, by offering estimated wait times at a variety of businesses, allowing iPhone users to adjust their schedules and save time by avoiding high-traffic periods of the day.

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Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film, starring Michael Fassbender, will hit theaters Oct. 9

02/04/2015, 03:02 pm

The long-awaited film based on the authorized biography of Steve Jobs, penned by Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, will hit theaters this fall, on Oct. 9.

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Oscar winner Alex Gibney bringing new Steve Jobs documentary to SXSW Film

02/03/2015, 10:02 pm

Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney will premier his latest project, a feature entitled "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine" that chronicles the late Apple CEO's influence on the modern world's relationship with computers, at the annual South by Southwest film festival next month.

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