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Retailers begin distributing credits from e-book price fixing settlements

03/25/2014, 12:03 pm

Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo have begun the process of handing out $166 million in account credits to consumers affected by the e-books price fixing scandal as notification emails began going out on Tuesday.

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NYT pulls iPad Air underwater ad after 'unfortunate' juxtaposition with Flight 370 story

03/25/2014, 10:03 am

A digital version of Apple's 'Your Verse' ad for the iPad Air, which ends in an underwater scene, was removed from the New York Times's website Tuesday after the newspaper mistakenly allowed it to run alongside a story about the possible ocean crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

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Japanese court says Apple's iPhones, iPads don't infringe on Samsung patents

03/25/2014, 08:03 am

Apple has once again defeated rival Samsung in the courtroom, this time in Japan, where it was ruled that the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 do not infringe on data communication patents owned by the South Korean electronics giant.

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New video footage shows initial demolition at Apple's Campus 2 site

03/25/2014, 12:03 am

High quality video footage of the demolition currently underway at Apple's Campus 2 build site in Cupertino, Calif., was posted to the Web on Monday, with the short clip showing what appears to be the complete teardown process of an entire building.

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Apple taps veteran Senate finance staffer as new top lobbyist

03/24/2014, 09:03 pm

A report on Monday claims Apple has hired former Senate staffer Amber Cottle, who served as staff director on one of the most influential committees on Capitol Hill, to be its new lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

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Apple's new privacy counsel hire hints at unannounced health program

03/24/2014, 07:03 pm

A new Apple hire discovered on Monday may offer insight into the company's rumored push into health monitoring, which could integrate data from the much-rumored "iWatch" with the company's iCloud service.

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Steve Jobs threatened 'war' as Google tried to poach Safari engineers for nascent browser team

03/24/2014, 04:03 pm

Google may have sparked the Silicon Valley anti-poaching scandal when the company infuriated Steve Jobs by attempting to lure members of Apple's Safari team to work on Google's then-nascent browser effort, according to internal emails revealed in new court filings.

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iPhone 5c & iPad mini assembler Pegatron sees earnings rise 22%

03/24/2014, 09:03 am

Pegatron, the main assembler for both the iPhone 5c and iPad mini, saw its earnings grow 22 percent in the first quarter, potentially signaling strong sales of Apple's low-end iOS devices.

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Review: Sharp's 32" 4K display is a high-performance workhorse made for Apple's Mac Pro

03/23/2014, 03:03 am

Apple has made clear its intent to support ultra high-resolution displays with the latest Mac and OS X products, but without a 4K display of its own (yet) the company sells only one UHD monitor as a go-along with its flagship Mac Pro: Sharp's PN-K321.

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Director wants Christian Bale to play role of Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic

03/20/2014, 03:03 pm

Acclaimed director David Fincher is considering taking the reins of Sony's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, but will reportedly do so only if the studio allows Christian Bale to fill the lead role.

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Apple's Tim Cook leads Silicon Valley delegation in new leadership rankings

03/20/2014, 02:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook checked in at number 33 on a new list of the world's 50 greatest leaders, one of only two Silicon Valley executives included in the rankings alongside luminaries like Pope Francis, Bill Clinton, and Derek Jeter.

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Apple investigating stylus with extendable 'multitouch' nib, onboard light and motion sensors

03/20/2014, 05:03 am

Apple has shown interest in building a new intelligent, sensor-laden stylus that could draw lines of varying widths and shapes by extending a long, extendable "nib" that interacts with a multitouch display.

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World's first Apple computer retailer to shutter operations on Mar. 30

03/20/2014, 02:03 am

Employees at Minneapolis-based FirstTech, the world's first Apple reseller, learned on Wednesday that the store will be closing its doors at the end of March after 73 years in business.

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Apple IDs targeted in phishing scam through hacked Electronic Arts servers

03/19/2014, 01:03 pm

The servers of video game publisher Electronic Arts have apparently been compromised, with a new phishing page set up with the intend of stealing Apple ID usernames, passwords, and credit card information.

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General Electric and Quirky unveil iPhone-connected smart A/C unit

03/19/2014, 12:03 pm

Window-mounted air conditioners are the latest appliance to receive a connected home makeover, as crowdsourced invention company Quirky and appliance giant GE have unveiled the new iPhone-compatible Aros smart air conditioning unit.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson targets Apple, Google, HP, others in tech racial diversity campaign

03/19/2014, 09:03 am

American political activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday launched a new campaign aimed at drawing awareness to the lack of racial diversity in the executive ranks of top-tier Silicon Valley firms, including Apple.

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Sony gets into virtual reality game with PS4-compatible 'Project Morpheus' headset

03/19/2014, 12:03 am

At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Sony revealed Project Morpheus, the Japanese electronics giant's highly-anticipated entry into virtual reality hardware that is expected to become part of the PlayStation gaming empire.

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Apple named most valuable 'billion dollar brand' in US

03/18/2014, 11:03 pm

According to a report released on Tuesday, Apple is the most valuable billion-dollar U.S. brand name, topping a list of 500 firms including branding heavyweights like Google, Microsoft, Coca-Cola and McDonalds.

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Apple to shut down higher education Authorized Campus Stores in Canada this June

03/18/2014, 06:03 pm

Canadian post-secondary students with access to an Apple Authorized Campus Store will soon have to look elsewhere for Macs and iPads, as the company has decided not to re-up contracts with higher education outlets due to declining sales.

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Tim Cook slams new anti-Apple book as 'nonsense' [update: author responds]

03/18/2014, 04:03 pm

A new book about Apple after Steve Jobs paints the company in a largely negative light, leading CEO Tim Cook to publicly take issue with the new title, saying it "fails to capture" the essence of the company.

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