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Apple reportedly purchased keyboard app maker Dryft last year

04/08/2015, 04:04 pm

Apple recently acquired Dryft, a software keyboard developer headed up by one of the cofounders of popular third-party app Swype, according to a report on Wednesday.

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Drone maker DJI announces Phantom 3 quadcopter with 4K video

04/08/2015, 12:04 pm

Chinese drone maker DJI on Wednesday announced an updated version of its popular Phantom quadcopter, packing a new camera system with upgraded controls and a sensor that can capture video at ultra-high resolution 4K.

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Apple preparing for 'major, major' datacenter expansion in Oregon - report

04/08/2015, 11:04 am

Apple is set to follow through on expansion plans for its $250 million datacenter in Prineville, Oregon, a Wednesday report suggests, after the Oregon legislature resolved a tax issue that could have tacked millions of dollars onto Apple's bills in the future.

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Australian government is latest to grill Apple, Google, others over tax loopholes

04/08/2015, 09:04 am

Following in the footsteps of the U.S. and the E.U., the Australian government has declared that American technology giants Apple, Google and Microsoft are all under investigation for their use of multinational corporations to pay lower taxes.

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Sling TV to get HBO live and on-demand content days after HBO Now lands on Apple TV [u]

04/08/2015, 09:04 am

As promised at the start of April, Dish Network's Web-based television service Sling TV will add HBO to its list of partner providers later this week, offering linear and video-on-demand content to paying customers.

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Apple to open second store in Hangzhou, China on April 24

04/07/2015, 11:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced the upcoming opening of a second store in Hangzhou, China, scheduled to start serving customers on April 24, the same day Apple Watch is slated to launch.

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Apple's resistance to hiring felons for Campus 2 construction is unusual, but not unprecedented

04/07/2015, 03:04 pm

Apple has found itself in the midst of an unexpected controversy this week after it was revealed that the iPhone maker bars laborers with recent felony convictions from working on its new corporate campus, a practice that may be unusual among private companies, but is not without precedent.

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LaCie adds $950 1TB Thunderbolt SSD model to rugged external storage range

04/07/2015, 09:04 am

Consumers looking for Thunderbolt-compatible external storage that can keep up with a rough-and-tumble lifestyle now have a new high capacity option, as Seagate's LaCie subsidiary unveiled an updated version of its Rugged Thunderbolt range that ships with 1 terabyte of solid-state storage.

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Samsung expects Q1 profits to drop 30%, but declines are slowing

04/07/2015, 08:04 am

Samsung on Tuesday provided investors with a new forecast for its March quarter sales, indicating that earnings declined yet again, likely falling 30 percent from the same period a year ago.

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Apple tech applies machine learning to 3D mapping for accurate in-air gesture recognition

04/07/2015, 04:04 am

Apple continues to pursue in-air 3D gesture control technology, and on Monday was granted a patent for a machine vision system capable of recognizing human hand gestures with uncanny accuracy.

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Apple environment VP Lisa Jackson to speak at Rainbow PUSH Coalition summit

04/06/2015, 12:04 pm

The head of Apple's Environmental Initiatives division, Lisa Jackson, will be delivering one of the keynote speeches at May's PUSHTech2020 Summit, hosted by the non-profit Rainbow PUSH Coalition founded by the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

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Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn seeks to change villainous public perception

04/06/2015, 10:04 am

Long thought of as a soulless megacorp that treats workers as disposable cogs in its constantly-grinding machinery, Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn -- one of Apple's closest partners -- granted a rare look inside its Shenzhen factory gates as it attempts to alter that perception.

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Plaintiffs drop class-action suit claiming Google Android monopoly

04/03/2015, 10:04 pm

Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google voluntarily dropped allegations that the company illegally created an Internet and mobile search monopoly through Android terms of use agreements.

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Fox Business News apologizes after commentator calls Apple CEO Tim Cook a 'bigot'

04/03/2015, 06:04 pm

On Friday, Fox Business Network apologized for a remark made by a commentator earlier in the week in which a regular guest called Apple CEO Tim Cook a "bigot" for his stance on religious freedom laws in Indiana and Arkansas.

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Samsung patent review may undermine $533M Smartflash verdict against Apple

04/03/2015, 03:04 pm

Samsung has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to review two Smartflash patents, a move that could potentially absolve Apple of paying $532.9 million in damages following a Smartflash court victory in February.

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Ousted HP CEO Carly Fiorina calls Apple's Tim Cook a hypocrite for stance on Indiana law

04/03/2015, 02:04 pm

While many of Silicon Valley's elite are in lockstep opposition to Indiana's new "religious freedom" law, former Hewlett-Packard chief and potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has taken the other side, accusing Apple CEO Tim Cook of acting hypocritically by opposing Indiana's law but continuing to do business in oppressive countries around the world.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses supposed 'iPhone 6c,' Force Touch, 'Becoming Steve Jobs' & more

04/03/2015, 08:04 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud. We discuss the leaked part for supposed upcoming 4-inch "iPhone 6c," Force Touch technology in the iPhone, Mikey reviews 'Becoming Steve Jobs', Tidal streaming music service, Amazon Dash, and Microsoft's Surface 3.

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Apple ranks 8th on list of companies with most granted mobile device patents for 2014

04/02/2015, 04:04 pm

Apple last year placed eighth in a list of companies granted the most mobile patents, above most of the industry but below some of its chief rivals, a new market report revealed on Thursday.

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Apple invention details single-sensor, multi-lens camera system for iPhone

04/02/2015, 06:04 am

An Apple patent filing published Thursday describes a mechanism capable of directing light from two apertures onto a single image sensor, facilitating smaller iPhone form factors while ensuring identical image quality from both front- and rear-facing cameras.

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Philips expands smart lighting lineup with Hue Go portable lamp

04/02/2015, 01:04 am

Announced on Thursday, Philips' new Hue Go lamp introduces portability and autonomy to the company's iOS-connected Hue smart lighting range of products.

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