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Intel CEO says relationship with Apple remains positive, companies are growing 'closer'

02/19/2014, 03:02 pm

Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich, who has served as head of the chipmaker for less than one year, was asked on Wednesday about his company's relationship with Apple, and responded that the two parties continue to "grow closer" as time progresses.

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Advertisers criticize Apple for holding back customer targeting data in iAd campaigns

02/18/2014, 01:02 pm

Apple's refusal to open its vast trove of purchase data and demographic information to advertisers is said to be the principal factor inhibiting the growth of the company's nascent iAd platform.

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Apple patents sensor-packed health monitoring headphones with 'head gesture' control

02/18/2014, 05:02 am

In one of the earliest pieces of evidence pointing to Apple's push into the fitness and health monitoring field, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted the company a patent for a biometric headphone system that can sense a variety of metrics including temperature, heart rate and perspiration levels.

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Samsung's Galaxy S5 said to ship with swipe-style fingerprint sensor in home button

02/18/2014, 03:02 am

In a bid to counter the popularity of the Touch ID system found in Apple's iPhone 5s, South Korean electronics giant Samsung will reportedly outfit the home button of its upcoming flagship Galaxy S5 handset with a swipe-style fingerprint reader.

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Ambitious 'Outernet' could bring unfettered Internet access worldwide via mini satellites

02/17/2014, 05:02 pm

A New York-based firm has a bold idea that could bring the Web to regions of the world where Internet access is either too costly to deploy using traditional methods, or is censored at the behest of government regimes.

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Thousands show up for the opening of the first Apple Store in Latin America

02/17/2014, 10:02 am

A crowd of more than 1,700 people descended on the Village Mall in Rio de Janeiro's famous Barra de Tijuca neighborhood on Saturday for the opening of the first official Apple Store in Latin America.

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Apple design chief Jony Ive temporarily disappears from executive leadership directory [u]

02/17/2014, 07:02 am

A Monday morning update to Apple's executive leadership page saw Senior Vice President of Design Jony Ive's profile dropped from the list of Apple's most senior leaders, though it has since been reinstated.

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Fitness smartwatch firm Basis Science reportedly in buyout talks with Apple, others

02/17/2014, 01:02 am

Basis Science, makers of the Basis Health Tracker Watch, is reportedly up for sale and has been discussing buyout deals with big-name tech companies like Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft.

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Review: Corning's Thunderbolt Optical Cable

02/16/2014, 08:02 am

Already in its second generation, the Thunderbolt I/O protocol has been around for three years, but only recently did manufacturers begin production of optical cables to deliver the tentpole feature of long-distance data transfer. AppleInsider was able to test out this highly anticipated addition with Corning's 10m all-optical Thunderbolt cable solution.

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Briefly: Apple takes 30th anniversary Mac homepage, mini-site international

02/14/2014, 08:02 pm

As part of a continued celebration of the Mac's 30th anniversary, Apple is launching localized versions of the "Mac 30" homepage and corresponding mini-site to its international websites, the latest debut being Japan.

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MLB rolls out iBeacons in first two of over 20 parks ahead of 2014 season

02/14/2014, 05:02 pm

Major League Baseball on Friday announced the successful deployment of Apple iBeacon-compatible hardware in Dodger Stadium and Petco Park, with further installations planned for completion at more than 20 ballparks before the 2014 stateside season opener in March.

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Court grants Apple's motion to dismiss Siri misrepresentation lawsuit

02/14/2014, 03:02 pm

After two years of legal maneuvering, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken on Friday dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit alleging that Apple's iPhone 4S advertisements had misrepresented the capabilities of the company's Siri personal digital assistant.

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Apple's Tim Cook met with Samsung CEO in failed attempt to resolve patent dispute

02/14/2014, 09:02 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung mobile chief Shin Jong-Kyun met in the U.S. last week but were unable to hammer out an agreement that would end their long-running intellectual property battle, Korean media reported on Friday.

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Apple's Schiller to retake stand in second Apple v. Samsung trial, Forstall waits in wings

02/13/2014, 06:02 pm

Apple's Phil Schiller is set to reprise his role as a witness in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial, while ousted iOS chief Scott Forstall is on both parties' lists for possible deposition and live testimony.

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Developers experiencing issues with Apple iTunes Connect

02/13/2014, 05:02 pm

Developers around the world have been experiencing issues with Apple's app submission and management tool iTunes Connect, with many unable to upload or modify their products since Wednesday night.

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Greenpeace praises Apple for reducing use of conflict minerals

02/13/2014, 02:02 pm

Following the release of Apple's annual supplier responsibility report on Thursday, environmental organization Greenpeace spoke out with praise, celebrating the iPhone maker's efforts to cut its use of conflict minerals.

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Apple wants to stop, track down spammers with automated disposable email addresses

02/13/2014, 05:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application describing a system that thwarts spam mail by automatically generating and handling "disposable" email addresses, all while being transparent to the end user.

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Apple releases 2014 Supplier Responsibility report, pushes against 'conflict minerals'

02/13/2014, 01:02 am

Apple on Thursday released its latest Supplier Responsibility report covering a wide range of human and environmental issues, noting that it will be cracking down on the use of so-called "conflict minerals."

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Google's strict policies for 'open' Android OS revealed in newly public documents

02/13/2014, 12:02 am

New documents published to the Web on Wednesday reveal Google imposes decidedly strict tit-for-tat terms on device makers looking to use the "open" Android platform.

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Comcast to purchase Time Warner Cable, future Apple TV partnership uncertain

02/12/2014, 10:02 pm

It was reported earlier on Wednesday that Apple is preparing to debut a new Apple TV platform in partnership with Time Warner Cable, but Comcast is now said to be finalizing a purchase of TWC that could affect continued negotiations.

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