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Jimmy Iovine details Beats pitch to Apple, more in new interview

12/03/2014, 05:12 pm

In a wide-ranging interview for GQ's "Men of the Year" segment for 2014, music mogul Jimmy Iovine recounts new behind-the-scenes details on Apple's buyout of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, a process he said took years.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch in Washington

12/03/2014, 02:12 pm

Two of the most powerful leaders in technology and politics got together in the nation's capital earlier this week, as Apple chief Tim Cook met with incoming Senate President pro tempore Orrin Hatch -- a major Silicon Valley supporter --on Tuesday.

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Steve Jobs' video testimony and emails revealed in 'iPod iTunes' antitrust lawsuit

12/03/2014, 12:12 am

A video deposition from Steve Jobs recorded as evidence in a long-running iPod/iTunes antitrust lawsuit was shown for the first time in court on Tuesday, revealing not only Jobs' thoughts on the case, but also a rare glimpse behind the scenes of a former Apple run by its cofounder.

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Apple loses appeal for 'App Store' trademark in Australia

12/02/2014, 07:12 pm

An Australian court on Wednesday local time tossed Apple's appeal of a prior ruling that found the "app store" moniker not available for trademark because the term is too descriptive.

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LAUSD officially ends 'iPads-for-all' contract with Apple

12/02/2014, 06:12 pm

Ramon Cortines, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, on Tuesday announced the official termination of a plan to equip local schools with $1.3 billion worth of Apple iPads, a project fostered by his predecessor last year.

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Apple's Eddy Cue speaks out on iBooks price fixing ruling: 'It's just not right'

12/02/2014, 11:12 am

Days before an appeals court will revisit Apple's iBooks price fixing case, the head of the company's digital content business has spoken out on why Apple continues to fight the government's antitrust allegations, calling it a "fight for the truth."

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Apple patents active fall protection system that shifts iPhones in midair

12/02/2014, 03:12 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent covering a futuristic iPhone protection system that can recognize when a phone is dropped, calculate an estimated point of impact and shift its center of gravity to avoid striking sensitive components.

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Tim Cook makes surprise visit to D.C. Apple Store in support of World AIDS Day

12/01/2014, 11:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and (RED) chief Deborah Dugan visited a Washington, D.C. Apple Store in Georgetown on Monday to show support for World AIDS Day, a global event created to foster awareness about HIV/AIDS.

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Apple Store logos tinted red worldwide in support of World AIDS Day

12/01/2014, 01:12 am

Apple brick-and-mortar retail outlets around the world on Monday changed their iconic Apple logos red in recognition of World AIDS Day, which in 2014 is commemorating its 26th year of supporting those affected by the disease.

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How to manage your iCloud security and Apple Pay settings from the Web

11/29/2014, 01:11 pm

Ever since Apple transitioned from its legacy MobileMe service to iCloud, it has sought to add more cloud features to match those of Google and Dropbox. With iOS 8 and Yosemite Apple has also opened iCloud Drive for file storage and Family Sharing of purchases, but managing your iCloud account can be challenging and confusing, especially when it comes to security.

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Roundup: Holiday app deals bring deep discounts on Infinity Blade Trilogy, Fantastical, more

11/29/2014, 07:11 am

As brick-and-mortar shops welcome an onslaught of holiday shoppers looking for the year's best savings, purveyors of digital goods are also offering deep discounts and promotions for their wares.

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Best Buy slashes $100 off iPad Air 2 (from $399), $200 off MacBook Pro with CD/DVD ($899), $150 off iMacs (from $899)

11/27/2014, 01:11 am

Following up on its "Get a Jump on Black Friday" sale launched, U.S. electronics retail chain Best Buy on Thursday added Apple's latest iPad Air 2 to the list with deep $100 discounts on all models, putting the starting price at only $399.99 for a 16GB Wi-Fi only version.

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Natalie Portman rumored for troubled Steve Jobs biopic

11/26/2014, 01:11 pm

A second major Hollywood star could soon join the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic, according to a Wednesday report, with actress Natalie Portman said to be in discussions with Universal over a role in the film.

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Judge rules Apple entitled to potential ongoing royalties from patent-infringing Samsung products

11/26/2014, 01:11 am

In an order filed late Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh granted in part Apple's motion requesting ongoing royalties from Samsung, though there is only a slight chance that Apple will find reason to collect.

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Union pushes Apple for better treatment of campus security guards

11/25/2014, 08:11 pm

An effort to unionize security guards across Silicon Valley has set its sights on Apple, pushing the tech trendsetter to stand up for contract laborers in hopes of catalyzing interest from other companies in the area.

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More secrets could come from GT Advanced bankruptcy as Apple divulges details to creditors

11/25/2014, 05:11 pm

Secret documents being shared by Apple with creditors of former sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies could become a matter of public record next month, as part of the ongoing bankruptcy proceedings.

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Google's search deal with Apple expires in early 2015, could bring new default to Safari

11/25/2014, 01:11 pm

The Safari browser for both iOS and Mac could have a new default search partner as soon as next year, as Apple's current deal with Google is reportedly set to expire in early 2015.

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Facebook details upcoming privacy changes with notifications to users on mobile & desktop

11/25/2014, 11:11 am

Facebook pushed a rare service notification to users on Tuesday, reminding millions of the social network's members of updates to its terms, data and cookies policies, advertising systems, and new privacy controls.

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Universal Studios takes over Steve Jobs biopic, Michael Fassbender to star

11/24/2014, 11:11 pm

Following Sony's surprise exit from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's film about Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, Universal Studios has reportedly picked up the project with actor Michael Fassbender tapped to take on the lead role.

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Lack of centralized cloud infrastructure team hampering Apple's development of iCloud services - report

11/24/2014, 03:11 pm

Apple's work-in-progress iCloud Photo Library still hasn't fully realized the original concept, code-named "Hyperion," that was pushed years ago by late company co-founder Steve Jobs, according to a new report.

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