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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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Sling TV adding live and on-demand HBO in new $15 add-on tier

04/01/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple is not the only cord-cutting option for those who can't live without HBO content, as Dish Network on Wednesday announced that its Sling TV over-the-top web television service would add HBO as a $15-per-month add-on within the next two weeks.

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UK enacts new tax to cope with companies like Apple, Google diverting profits overseas

04/01/2015, 01:04 pm

A new tax in the U.K. directly targets companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Google, which have been accused of shifting profits overseas to avoid paying taxes in countries where they nevertheless do business.

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Apple announces Chinese iPhone and iPad trade-in program

04/01/2015, 04:04 am

Apple iPhone and iPad owners living in Greater China are now able visit one of the country's 18 Apple Store locations to trade in their old hardware for store credit, which can subsequently be applied to a new device purchase.

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Amazon Dash Buttons bring consumerism to Internet of Things

03/31/2015, 05:03 pm

Amazon on Tuesday announced a new single-purpose Internet-connected device that lets customers quickly reorder commonly depleted goods like coffee pods and razor blades at the push of a button.

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Google unveils new $149 Chromebooks, Asus-made Chromebit stick computer

03/31/2015, 03:03 pm

Devices running Google's budding Chrome OS cloud-based operating system continue to fall in price, as the company announced two new laptop models from Chinese manufacturers Haier and Hisense, alongside a convertible Chromebook and thumb drive-sized "Chromebit" from Asus.

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Apple's Lisa Jackson talks environmental regulations, global carbon footprint at WSJ conference

03/31/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple's head of environmental efforts, Lisa Jackson, addressed a variety of issues, including the company's relationship with federal regulators and its global carbon footprint, in a new interview.

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Continuity tips: How to enable or disable iPhone cellular calls on Mac & iPad

03/31/2015, 09:03 am

Made available with iOS 8, Continuity and Handoff on iOS and the Mac enable users to receive SMS messages, phone calls, and more across devices. First in our series of tips, here's how to turn on (or off) phone call forwarding to your Mac and iPad.

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China reportedly defers banking technology regulations, relieves pressure on foreign firms

03/31/2015, 02:03 am

China has reportedly agreed to delay a rollout of regulations that would restrict state-operated banks from purchasing or employing foreign equipment and technology.

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