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Topic: General

Apple opens iTunes donations for 'City of Hope' cancer charity, moves beyond natural disaster relief

10/01/2014, 12:10 am

For the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Apple will be accepting donations through iTunes to go to the City of Hope charity, a research and treatment center for life-threatening diseases.

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PayPal purportedly cut out of Apple Pay due to partnership with Samsung

09/30/2014, 05:09 pm

A report on Tuesday claims PayPal was in the running to be a prominent partner in Apple's rollout of Apple Pay, but talks went south earlier this year after the payments company struck a similar partnership with Samsung.

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Pebble smartwatch gets $50 price cut, background tracking for fitness & sleep

09/30/2014, 02:09 pm

In the wake of the Apple Watch announcement, startup smartwatch maker Pebble has countered with a $50 price cut for its entry-level and high-end Steel model, while also adding new background tracking capabilities for exercise and sleep.

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Microsoft looks to distance itself from Windows 8, jumps to Windows 10

09/30/2014, 01:09 pm

Software behemoth Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its next-generation desktop operating system would not follow the numerical progression of its two predecessors -- which would have made it Windows 9 -- but will instead be called Windows 10.

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European Commission finds Ireland's tax deal with Apple amounts to illegal state aid

09/30/2014, 06:09 am

In an official preliminary finding published on Tuesday, the European Union's antitrust watchdog said it believes Apple is receiving special treatment from Ireland in the form of tax agreements, a situation that constitutes state aid and could therefore be viewed as illegal.

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Apple patents glasses-free interactive holographic touchscreen display

09/30/2014, 05:09 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an advanced device display that uses lasers, micro lenses and sensors to not only output a three-dimensional holographic image, but detect how a user interacts with it in real time.

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Apple's Beats sues Steven Lamar for claiming 'cofounder' status to sell new headphones

09/29/2014, 09:09 pm

In a recent court filing, Apple-owned Beats brought suit against Steven Lamar for false advertisements and unfair competition after the audio equipment entrepreneur allegedly misreported his affiliation with the Beats brand in order to boost a new audio enterprise.

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Apple reports all iCloud services down for some users worldwide [ux2]

09/29/2014, 07:09 pm

In an update to Apple's online systems status webpage, the company announced ongoing outages of all iCloud services, including account sign-ins, mail, storage and more.

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GoPro's new iPhone-connected Hero4 wearable camera captures 4K video at 30fps

09/29/2014, 08:09 am

GoPro on Monday announced its new 2014 lineup of wearable action cameras, including the flagship Hero4 Black, which is capable of recording not only 4K-resolution video at 30 frames per second, but also high-definition 1080p footage at 120 frames per second.

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Apple quality control manager responsible for iOS 8.0.1 also tied to Maps app debacle

09/25/2014, 08:09 pm

According to a new report, the quality assurance manager in charge of Apple's buggy iOS 8.0.1 update was also leading a team accountable for the much maligned Maps app launched with iOS 6 two years ago.

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FBI director says iOS and Android privacy features put users 'above the law'

09/25/2014, 05:09 pm

FBI Director James Comey on Thursday responded to the latest attempts from Apple and Google to lock down their respective mobile operating systems, saying he is "very concerned" that the new systems limit or prohibit deemed lawful government access.

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Researcher accuses Apple of ignoring iCloud brute-force attack for 6 months

09/25/2014, 09:09 am

A security researcher who discovered a brute-force attack against Apple's iCloud service in March -- similar to the "iBrute" vulnerability that surfaced in conjunction with the celebrity photo hacking scandal earlier this month -- says that the company refused to address the flaw for months after he reported it.

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Google's Schmidt says Samsung had iPhone 6-like product last year, calls Apple competition 'brutal'

09/24/2014, 09:09 pm

During an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt was grilled on the launch of Apple's iPhone 6, but played off the record debut by saying Samsung got there first.

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Apple acquires e-magazine publishing firm Prss to bolster Newsstand [update: confirmed]

09/23/2014, 05:09 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Apple has purchased erstwhile magazine app authoring firm Prss in what appears to be an "acquihire" for talent and resources.

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Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson to launch gadget delivery service, report says

09/23/2014, 04:09 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, former Apple SVP of Retail Ron Johnson is looking to open an on-demand delivery service for electronic devices, a sector currently being explored by the likes of Amazon, Google and others.

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Apple customer service hit by massive traffic spike one day after iPhone 6 launch

09/22/2014, 06:09 pm

While Apple's customer service team was able to cope with expectedly high traffic on iPhone 6 launch day, the company was apparently overwhelmed by callers a day later, causing wait times to increase to over 20 minutes.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook shares 'optimistic' views on reversing climate change & selling green products to consumers

09/22/2014, 03:09 pm

Taking part in the Climate Week NYC kickoff on Monday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook expressed a self-described "optimistic" outlook on his company's ability to affect climate change, saying that he believes that consumers, when given the choice, will do the right thing and buy green products.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear at WSJDLive conference in October

09/19/2014, 03:09 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook will take top billing in appearing for an interview at the first-ever WSJDLive technology conference, to be held in California in late October.

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Apple chose to handle iOS 8 rollout with own content delivery network

09/18/2014, 06:09 pm

With its rollout of iOS 8 on Wednesday, Apple opted to handle a majority of traffic through its in-house content delivery network (CDN) instead of meting out traffic to third-party systems.

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Apple invents bone conducting EarPods for better iPhone noise cancellation

09/18/2014, 06:09 am

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of iPhone voice calls, Apple is investigating a unique take on bone conduction technology that uses sensor-laden EarPods and multiple microphones to cancel out unwanted noise.

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