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Apple Web services suffer sporadic outages due to apparent DNS issues

03/12/2014, 08:03 pm

An apparent problem with DNS services, most noticeably Google DNS and Speakeasy, on Wednesday caused sporadic issues with various Apple-owned domains, including the company's official website and certain services like iTunes.

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Apple files cross-appeal of final judgment in case against Samsung

03/12/2014, 02:03 am

As expected, Apple on Tuesday filed a notice of cross-appeal pertaining to the final judgement in the first Apple vs. Samsung California patent trial.

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Apple, Samsung sued by ZiiLABS over alleged infringement of graphics patents

03/12/2014, 01:03 am

In a lawsuit filed against Apple and Samsung on Monday, ZiiLABS, a subsidiary of A/V solutions giant Creative Technology, claims the companies infringed on ten U.S. patents, many of which deal with graphics processing.

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Apple gets official green light to build San Francisco flagship store

03/11/2014, 08:03 pm

The San Francisco Planning Commission and the city's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to green-light amendments to Apple's revised plans for the company's upcoming San Francisco flagship retail location.

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Apple to open small stores in India, focus on entry-level iOS devices in battle for growing market

03/11/2014, 05:03 pm

According to a report published on Tuesday, Apple is looking to open a series of smaller "neighborhood shops" in India to push the iPhone in a region dominated by cheaper offerings from rival Samsung.

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Apple tech monitors device aging, adjusts operating parameters to ensure optimal performance

03/11/2014, 07:03 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued Apple a patent describing a method of monitoring the aging of a device's electronics, comparing the data with a global average and modifying operating parameters to maximize performance, battery efficiency and user experience over the product's advertised lifetime.

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Apple quietly improves loyalty pricing for businesses, educational institutions

03/10/2014, 10:03 pm

Apple recently made a change to its loyalty program for organizations that spend upwards of $5,000 per year on its products, offering better discounts on Macs, iPads, accessories and, for the first time, unlocked iPhones and Apple TVs.

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Samsung appeals final judgment in first Apple v. Samsung California trial, drops asserted SEPs from second

03/10/2014, 09:03 pm

As expected, Samsung appealed a California district court's final judgment of the original Apple vs. Samsung patent trial, and a day later dropped declared standard-essential patents from a second upcoming case slated to begin at the end of March.

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Rumor: Google pressured Asus to cancel Android/Windows dual-boot devices

03/07/2014, 10:03 am

Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Asus has reportedly shelved plans to release a new Transformer tablet that would allow consumers to run both Microsoft's Windows and Google's Android operating systems on the same device after Google voiced opposition to the move.

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Apple's Tim Cook meets Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at Apple HQ

03/06/2014, 10:03 pm

A short video clip posted to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official YouTube page on Thursday shows the leader meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

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Apple gobbling up retail market share as Radio Shack, Best Buy shrink

03/06/2014, 06:03 pm

Apple's market share among specialty electronics retailers has been steadily growing since the release of iPhone in 2007, having reportedly expanded from 3.8 percent (with $3.5 billion in revenue) to 15 percent ($15.6 billion) six years later in 2013.

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Construction of Apple's new San Francisco flagship store gets final go ahead

03/06/2014, 06:03 pm

Apple has been given final approval to start its San Francisco flagship store project, which will involve the demolition of a standing building, surrounding environment renovations and construction of a building adhering to a new design style.

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Apple exploring device pairing with Touch ID, camera privacy using diffusers

03/06/2014, 10:03 am

A pair of newly released patent applications detail potential future capabilities for Apple devices, with the first detailing a system by which two devices could be paired using biometric information, like a fingerprint, while the second details a method to display camera information using electronic diffusers.

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High-res display processing company Pixelworks reveals Apple as major customer

03/06/2014, 08:03 am

Shares of Pixelworks surged more than 30 percent in premarket trading on Thursday, after the company revealed that Apple represented more than 10 percent of its revenue in 2013.

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Apple's 'attack detection mode' would protect iPhone owners in emergency situations

03/06/2014, 06:03 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent filing describing a unique mobile device feature that can automatically request assistance if it is determined that a user is in distress.

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Apple denied renewed motion for permanent injunction against Samsung

03/06/2014, 05:03 am

A California court on Thursday filed a ruling denying Apple's renewed motion seeking a permanent injunction against Samsung, saying Apple failed to prove a "causal nexus" between the Korean company's patent infringement and irreparable harm.

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In-depth report finds Apple moved $8B in untaxed profits out of Australia over past decade

03/05/2014, 09:03 pm

An investigative report published on Wednesday takes a microscope to Apple's Australian tax dealings since 2002, finding the Cupertino company successfully avoided taxes on profits of $8 billion. The report is the first to assign numbers to Apple's outgoing, untaxed Australian cash flow.

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to meet Apple's Cook as part of Silicon Valley tour

03/05/2014, 06:03 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook and other top tech executives on a tour of Silicon Valley, which is part of a larger initiative to cultivate a partnership with California over economic and research development.

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Class action suit claims Apple Store POS system discriminates against visually impaired

03/05/2014, 05:03 pm

A class action lawsuit filed last week asserts Apple's point of sale system discriminates against visually impaired customers as the specialized iPod touch-based equipment is impossible to operate without help from a staff member.

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Apple to expand iAd options with full-screen video ads this year - report

03/05/2014, 03:03 pm

Advertisers may soon gain a new way to reach users with Apple's iAd service, as the iPhone maker is reportedly poised to make a new full-screen "interstitial" advertising option available later this year.

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