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Kate Winslet, others rumored to join cast of upcoming Steve Jobs movie

12/19/2014, 06:12 pm

The cast of Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film is apparently filling out, as the latest scuttlebutt has Kate Winslet in talks to costar and Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Stuhlbarg to take on a supporting role.

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Led by Whole Foods shoppers, Apple Pay accounted for 1% of digital payment dollars in November

12/19/2014, 05:12 pm

According to a new report from research firm ITG, Apple Pay's first full month of service accounted for one percent of all digital payment dollars, an impressive statistic that suggests Apple's payments solution is being used by general consumers, not just early adopters.

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Apple slams BBC report on suppliers, says provided facts were 'clearly missing' from broadcast

12/19/2014, 08:12 am

A corporate memo sent out by Apple executive Jeff Williams reveals that both he and Chief Executive Tim Cook are "deeply offended" by a report that aired on the BBC, alleging poor treatment of workers by an Apple supplier in the Far East.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook gives 'substantial' sum to gay rights initiative

12/18/2014, 06:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently decided to publicly announce he is "proud to be gay," has made a "substantial" donation to a cause promoting gay rights in the U.S. South, including his home state of Alabama.

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Undercover video shows alleged worker rights violations at Apple supplier

12/18/2014, 05:12 pm

Apple is once again in the crosshairs of a major media outlet over supposed worker rights abuse, this time with supplier Pegatron caught on undercover video questionable treatment of workers at an iPhone 6 factory.

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Canada court orders Apple divulge documents in iPhone anti-competition probe

12/18/2014, 03:12 am

The Federal Court of Canada on Wednesday said it will order Apple to release documents to the country's Competition Bureau as part of an ongoing investigation into possible anticompetitive practices regarding iPhone partner carrier contracts.

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Apple's World AIDS Day campaign raised over $20M for (RED) foundation

12/17/2014, 08:12 pm

In a note to employees sent out on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the company donated more than $20 million to (PRODUCT) RED this quarter, in large part thanks to a World AIDS Day campaign featuring an Apps for (RED) promotion and a direct cut of Apple Store sales.

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Apple Pay job listing hints at upcoming international rollout in EMEIA

12/17/2014, 07:12 pm

According to an Apple corporate job listing discovered on Wednesday, the tech giant is seeking an intern to assist in Apple Pay's EMEIA rollout, suggesting an expansion of the mobile payments solution is coming soon.

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Judge rules videotaped Steve Jobs deposition to remain out of public eye

12/17/2014, 05:12 pm

After successfully defending a long-running antitrust case related to the iPod and iTunes ecosystem, Apple on Wednesday won a separate fight to keep videotaped deposition from late company cofounder Steve Jobs sealed.

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How to use iCloud Drive on the Web, iOS and OS X

12/17/2014, 08:12 am

Since its debut, iCloud has gone from a barebones syncing and backup service to a more full-featured, cross-platform cloud storage solution. Here's a rundown of how to use and get the most out of the modern iCloud Drive on iOS, OS X and the Web.

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TAG Heuer to take on Apple Watch with smartwatch initiative, plans acquisitions

12/16/2014, 05:12 pm

Swiss luxury watch maker TAG Heuer on Tuesday announced plans to bring a branded smartwatch to market with the help of unnamed tech companies, a move spurred on in part by Apple Watch.

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Work on Apple's new Union Square site begins as existing San Francisco store gets Winter Walk

12/16/2014, 04:12 pm

Apple's plans to build a new Union Square retail store in San Francisco are finally getting started with the demolition of an existing building. Meanwhile, just down the street the company's current store is getting a holiday "Winter Walk" plaza treatment.

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Apple suspends online sales in Russia amid currency turmoil

12/16/2014, 02:12 pm

"Extreme" swings in the value of the Russian Ruble have caused Apple to temporarily shutter its online store in the Eurasian nation, after a midnight interest rate hike sent the currency plunging nearly 20 percent.

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Google's 'Physical Web' answer to Apple's iBeacons gets first hardware partner

12/16/2014, 09:12 am

Google's early-stage "Physical Web" project --an attempt to displace Apple's iBeacons with a similar, open-source framework -- is beginning to take shape,as Turkish hardware firm Blesh is now offering the first Physical Web-compatible Bluetooth beacon hardware.

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Apple backs Microsoft in data privacy fight against U.S. government

12/15/2014, 08:12 pm

Apple was one of more than 50 private companies and trade associations to sign amicus briefs in support of Microsoft on Monday as the Redmond, Wash., company continues an ongoing court battle with the U.S. government over customer data privacy protections.

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Apple avoids threat of legal action with modified GT Advanced bankruptcy settlement

12/15/2014, 07:12 pm

A lawyer representing sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies on Monday said the company has agreed to a new set of terms in its settlement with Apple, with the redrafted arrangement assuaging concerns from jilted creditors seeking to derail proceedings by threatening legal action against Apple.

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Apple 'iPod iTunes' antitrust case sent to jury after closing arguments

12/15/2014, 06:12 pm

Closing arguments in a class-action lawsuit against Apple's iPod iTunes ecosystem were heard on Monday, with each side arguing their case for what could potentially result in a $1 billion penalty for Apple.

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Judge shows opposition to government's case at start of Apple's e-book antitrust appeal

12/15/2014, 01:12 pm

Apple's appeal of the U.S. government's e-book antitrust case got underway Monday, with one judge presiding over the hearing questioning whether the government's original case was legitimate.

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Apple's 2014 holiday ad 'The Song' showcases the human side of its ecosystem

12/14/2014, 05:12 pm

Once again this year, Apple is celebrating the holiday season with a 90-second, unconventional television spot showcasing how its products can be used to create thoughtful gifts that can strengthen relationships with others.

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How to enable and manage iCloud Family Sharing on iOS and OS X

12/13/2014, 04:12 am

Prior to iOS 8, Apple required iTunes customers to purchase content on a per-account basis, but a new Family Sharing feature lets users living in the same household share apps, music, iBooks and more.

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