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Apple sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies files for bankruptcy

10/06/2014, 10:10 am

GT Advanced Technologies Inc., a sapphire manufacturer who won a massive $578 million prepayment from Apple, announced on Monday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection.

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Hewlett-Packard splitting into two companies, one will focus on consumer PCs & printers

10/06/2014, 09:10 am

Personal computing pioneer Hewlett-Packard announced on Monday that it plans to split into two publicly traded Fortune 50 companies: one that will focus on enterprise technology and services, and another that will offer consumer-focused products and printers.

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Apple faces trial for allegedly 'locking in' iPod owners with iTunes Music Store DRM

10/03/2014, 08:10 pm

A U.S. district court judge recently denied Apple's motion for summary judgment in a long-running case involving the use of digital rights management for content sold through the iTunes Store, opening the suit to move to the trial phase.

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Tim Cook sends letter to employees on third anniversary of Steve Jobs' death

10/03/2014, 04:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday sent an email to Apple employees to honor the third anniversary of the passing of co-founder Steve Jobs, saying the late tech guru's legacy lives on through their work.

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Eric Schmidt says Google 'far more secure' than Apple, denies allegations of harvesting data

10/02/2014, 10:10 pm

Google Executive Chairman Eric Shmidt on Thursday responded to comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook referring to the Internet search giant's privacy policies, saying Cook is misinformed and that Google's systems are "far more secure" than anything Apple has.

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Apple in talks with music labels to reduce Beats Music streaming fees, report says

10/02/2014, 07:10 pm

According to a report on Thursday, Apple is in talks with major music labels over content licensing price cuts to be applied to Beats Music, which could result in subscription fee drops some time next year.

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Leonardo DiCaprio no longer in talks to play Steve Jobs in Sony-backed biopic

10/02/2014, 06:10 pm

Leonardo DiCaprio, who was previously in talks to play the lead role in director Danny Boyle's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, has reportedly turned down the offer and will instead take an extended hiatus from acting.

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Apple overhauls employee benefits with longer parental leave, improved education reimbursements

10/02/2014, 02:10 pm

Apple on Thursday announced to employees in a company-wide memo that it is expanding workers' benefits, including longer parental leave, an expanded donation matching program, subsidized student loan refinancing, and education reimbursement for all classes.

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Apple PR veteran Steve Dowling named interim communications chief

10/02/2014, 01:10 pm

Though the company was said to be looking outside of its ranks to find a new head of public relations, Apple's longtime corporate communications employee Steve Dowling was reportedly named interim PR chief last week by CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple's next-gen iOS Remote app solution could boast full Apple TV GUIs, interactive content

10/02/2014, 06:10 am

An Apple patent application published Thursday describes a next-generation iOS Remote app system capable of translating the Apple TV's UI to smaller format iPhone and iPad screens, while streaming back external content like movie trivia from those same devices.

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Marc Newson confirms only working at Apple part time on secret projects

10/01/2014, 08:10 pm

In an interview on Wednesday, Superstar designer and new Apple hire Marc Newson confirmed his role at the tech giant is strictly part time, saying that he will continue to lead his own company out of the UK while working on special projects in Cupertino.

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Patent holdings firm WiLAN loses second suit against Apple

10/01/2014, 05:10 pm

A Southern California court on Wednesday granted Apple a summary judgment absolving the company of infringing two LTE patents asserted by Canadian patent holdings company WiLAN.

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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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