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Jury orders Apple to pay $533M for infringing gaming patents

02/25/2015, 12:02 am

A U.S. federal jury in Texas ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million in damages on Tuesday after it found the company's iTunes digital media purchasing and distribution system in infringement of three patents held by licensing firm Smartflash.

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'Modern Family' co-creator details episode shot entirely with Apple products

02/24/2015, 10:02 pm

In a behind-the-scenes look at an upcoming "Modern Family" episode shot completely on iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2, co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan said using the iOS devices didn't dramatically change the production process, and revealed that tomorrow's show is not the first time producers turned to Apple's handset for in-show footage.

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Microsoft Band adds MapMyFitness & HealthVault support, but still no Apple HealthKit

02/24/2015, 01:02 pm

The wearable fitness tracking Microsoft Band received an update this week adding support for biking, and integration with MapMyFitness and Microsoft's own HealthVault service, but it still lacks compatibility with Apple's HealthKit tools and Health app for iOS 8.

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Tim Cook commemorates Steve Jobs's birthday on trip to Germany

02/24/2015, 11:02 am

Apple's chief executive was spotted on Tuesday in Germany, where he took the time to tweet a short remembrance of late colleague Steve Jobs before visiting the offices of infamous German tabloid Bild.

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Pebble again turns to crowdfunding to take on Apple Watch with new color display model

02/24/2015, 10:02 am

Best known for being a blockbuster success on Kickstarter, Pebble announced on Tuesday that it is returning to its roots, and will crowdfund its next-generation smartwatch with a color display and voice input, in a bid to take on the upcoming Apple Watch.

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Apple patent outlines mobile app data sharing and collaboration over FaceTime

02/24/2015, 02:02 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a method by which two or more mobile device users can share and interact with app data in real time, including the ability to see each other's screens during a FaceTime call.

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Apple reportedly buys digital instrument effects firm Camel Audio [u]

02/23/2015, 10:02 pm

Apple has seemingly purchased UK-based digital audio effects maker Camel Audio, best known for the popular Alchemy synth plug-in, suggesting the firm's software may be included in a future version of Logic Pro X.

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Apple introduces emoji diversity options with latest iOS 8.3, OS X 10.10.3 betas

02/23/2015, 04:02 pm

Starting with the latest betas of iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3, new alternate skin color options are available when selecting emojis of people and faces. In addition, Siri has added a host of new languages on iPhone and iPad.

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Latest Apple mystery van sightings occur in California, Florida, Hawaii, Arizona [u]

02/23/2015, 10:02 am

Apple's mapping efforts appear to be growing, as AppleInsider readers continue to spot mysterious sensor-laden vans, just like the ones previously confirmed to be registered to Apple, roaming around the United States.

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Apple pouring 1.7 billion euros into new data centers in Ireland and Denmark

02/23/2015, 04:02 am

Apple on Monday announced a multi-billion euro data center project that will add new state-of-the-art facilities in County Galway, Ireland and Denmark's Jutland peninsula to the company's roster in 2017, with both locations powered exclusively by renewable energy.

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Review: Fitbit Surge, an iPhone-connected health & fitness tracker

02/21/2015, 12:02 am

For iPhone users seeking a wrist-worn fitness tracker with GPS, heart rate monitoring, and multiple-day battery life, the Fitbit Surge is a good "tweener" device -- not quite a smartwatch, but much more functional than a basic wearable.

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Apple reportedly in talks to build $1.7B plant in partnership with Japan Display

02/19/2015, 11:02 pm

Apple may soon secure a more stable source for small to medium sized device displays, as the company is said to be in talks with Japan Display on the buildout of a $1.7 billion manufacturing plant.

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Apple eyeing electric car production by 2020, report says

02/19/2015, 07:02 pm

Adding to a firestorm of rumors surrounding Apple's supposed electric car project, a report on Thursday claims the Cupertino tech giant is gunning for a manufacturing start date of 2020.

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Apple Maps Connect service for small businesses extended beyond US borders

02/19/2015, 04:02 pm

Following a brief outage on Thursday, the Apple Maps Connect Web portal returned to service with new German and French language options, suggesting the service is slowly rolling out internationally.

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Lenovo bundled adware on some laptops, leaves users with staggering security vulnerabilities

02/19/2015, 02:02 pm

Chinese PC maker Lenovo has found itself in the middle of a public relations disaster, following revelations that it sold a number of notebook computers with pre-installed software that hijacks users' browser sessions to inject customized advertisements and seriously degrades the security of encrypted connections.

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Apple could receive up to 20 years in tax breaks for solar-powered Arizona data center

02/19/2015, 11:02 am

Apple's forthcoming "global command center" for its online operations in Mesa, Ariz., could be the beneficiary of up to 20 years' worth of tax breaks, thanks to new rules proposed by the state legislature.

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Adobe Photoshop celebrates 25 years of image editing history

02/19/2015, 03:02 am

Adobe's Photoshop notched another milestone when it turned 25 years old on Thursday, marking a quarter century since the venerable software brought digital image editing to the masses as a Mac exclusive.

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Apple poached battery manufacturer employees for own project, lawsuit alleges

02/18/2015, 07:02 pm

A new lawsuit filed in early February claims Apple poached workers with proprietary information vital to battery manufacturer A123 Systems' operations in an attempt to build out its own competing battery division in California.

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High-res photos reveal mysterious Apple van's equipment package

02/18/2015, 07:02 pm

A pair of high-resolution photographs acquired by AppleInsider on Wednesday show close-up views of a van thought to be part of a secret Apple initiative, including a highly detailed look at what are believed to be GPS, camera and other roof-mounted instrumentation.

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Tim Cook rumored to travel to Israel for opening of new Apple R&D office

02/18/2015, 01:02 pm

Rumors continue to circulate that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook may be planning a trip to Israel, to commemorate the opening of a new research and development office in the city of Herzliya Pituach.

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