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Rumor: Apple taps rival Samsung to build majority of A-series chips starting next year

11/17/2014, 10:11 am

A new rumor suggests that Apple has struck a major new agreement with its chief rival, Samsung, in which the South Korean electronics maker will produce most of Apple's custom A-series processors for iPhone and iPad starting in 2015.

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Apple now accepting China UnionPay as payment option for Chinese App Store users

11/16/2014, 08:11 pm

As of Sunday, Apple's Chinese App Store -- now the second largest in the world -- accepts payments from China UnionPay, the country's only bank card organization and issuers of the most popular cards in China.

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Trade groups representing Apple, Google, others lobby Senate to limit NSA spying

11/14/2014, 06:11 pm

Members of various Internet and technology trade groups are pushing the U.S. Senate to impose limitations on spying programs instituted by the National Security Agency, citing privacy concerns and lost business.

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Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo grocery stores to begin accepting Apple Pay - report

11/14/2014, 03:11 pm

Two major southeastern grocery store chains, Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo, are said to begin accepting Apple Pay tap-to-pay transactions at the start of next week, according to a new report.

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FTC seeks assurances from Apple on health data privacy

11/13/2014, 04:11 pm

According to a report on Thursday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is asking Apple about its handling of sensitive health data gathered and stored by the company's new iOS 8 HealthKit framework, especially as it applies to possible dissemination to third parties like advertisers.

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Samsung responds to Apple's Continuity with its own cross-device 'Flow' feature

11/13/2014, 02:11 pm

Samsung this week announced its answer to Apple's Continuity: a new cross-device sharing feature called "Flow," intended to allow users to move activities and content between Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, PCs, and more.

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Apple patent reveals method of attaching sapphire cover glass to iPhone

11/13/2014, 05:11 am

While rumors that Apple would incorporate sapphire into its latest iPhone 6 flagship handset failed to materialize, the company is continuing work on such a solution, according to a patent application uncovered on Thursday.

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DJI announces Inspire prosumer drone with 4K video recording, releases SDK for Phantom 2 Vision

11/12/2014, 08:11 pm

At a press event on San Francisco's Treasure Island, drone vendor DJI unveiled its new prosumer-class Inspire drone with 4K video capabilities and announced a new Software Development Kit to allow third party developers to write apps that work with its flagship Phantom 2 Vision flying cameras.

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Full video of Apple exec Greg Joswiak's Code/Mobile interview posted online

11/12/2014, 06:11 pm

The full version of Greg "Joz" Joswiak's October interview with Re/code has been posted online, with the Apple VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product marketing discussing the iOS 8.0.1 snafu and Apple Pay, among other topics.

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Samsung unveils 'Project Beyond,' a new 360-degree camera for recording virtual reality content

11/12/2014, 03:11 pm

Samsung surprised on Wednesday with the unveiling of a new device dubbed "Project Beyond," a unique 360-degree camera that captures the world around it in three dimensions, allowing content to be created for its forthcoming Gear VR virtual reality headset.

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Square begins taking preorders for new chip card readers for iPhone, iPad

11/12/2014, 01:11 pm

As the U.S. credit card industry prepares for an upcoming switch to new cards with secure EMV chips, popular transaction provider Square is preparing to help retailers through the change, and is now accepting preorders for its new chip card-compatible readers.

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Walmart's Black Friday deals bundle $30 gift card with $200 iPad mini, $75 gift card with $179 iPhone 6

11/12/2014, 11:11 am

Walmart has revealed its sales for Black Friday, and a number of Apple products will see price cuts paired with free gift cards, including iPads and iPhones, while steep discounts will be offered on some Beats products.

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Apple rumored to turn huge downtown LA building into flagship store, office space

11/12/2014, 01:11 am

A new rumor claims Apple has leased a large part of the Broadway Trade Center, a five-story, 1.1 million-square-foot building located in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., and is looking to convert the space into a mini campus complete with Apple Store.

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Judge allows lawsuit over missing text messages to proceed against Apple

11/11/2014, 03:11 pm

Days after Apple provided a Web tool to allow ex-iPhone users to deregister their cell phone number from its iMessage service, a California judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Apple for "hijacking" users' ability to receive text messages can proceed.

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Apple continues exploring location-based security settings, looks at new adaptive brightness controls

11/11/2014, 02:11 pm

A pair of patents granted to Apple on Tuesday could hint at the company's plans for future user-facing features for its Macs and iOS devices, including a more granular control system for display brightness based on ambient light and security features that shift based on the device's location.

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Best Buy's Black Friday sales include $100 discount for iPad Air 2, up to $200 off Macs

11/11/2014, 10:11 am

Best Buy on Tuesday published the "doorbuster" deals it will offer for Black Friday 2014, with significant discounts on a range of Apple products including Macs, iPads, iPods, iTunes gift cards, and Beats headphones.

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Apple tech uses geofences, crowdsourced data to pinpoint cell network dead spots

11/11/2014, 04:11 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a mobile device monitoring system that uses anonymized crowdsourced data to map out cellular network dead spots.

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Apple's plan to penetrate enterprise involves dedicated sales team, partnerships with software developers

11/10/2014, 07:11 pm

Apple is looking to grab a bigger portion of the corporate software and solutions business with dedicated sales teams tasked with wooing big-name corporations, while at the same time working with software developers already entrenched in the enterprise sector.

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Full video of Tim Cook's WSJD Live conference panel posted online

11/10/2014, 06:11 pm

The Wall Street Journal has released the full version of its interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook filmed at the inaugural WSJD Live conference in October, where topics discussed ranged from Apple Pay to Apple Watch and more.

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Apple hires five employees from defunct mapping app Pin Drop in possible UK build out

11/10/2014, 05:11 pm

In what appears to be a build out of its UK operations, Apple recently hired five employees of defunct mapping app Pin Drop, who could be part of the first team to take residence at a rumored R&D office in Cambridge.

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