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Tech journalist Chris Breen leaves Macworld for job at Apple

02/17/2015, 06:02 pm

Five months after Macworld shipped its last print magazine in September, senior editor and Mac guru Chris Breen on Tuesday announced he will soon leave the publication to take on an unannounced role at Apple.

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Report alleges iBooks antitrust monitor has committed 'major abuse' against Apple

02/17/2015, 02:02 pm

A scathing critique of Michael Bromwich, the lawyer overseeing Apple after it lost an iBooks antitrust lawsuit, alleges that he has unfairly billed the company some $2.65 million for investigative practices that have gone well beyond the initial intent of his role.

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BlackBerry fires another legal salvo at Ryan Seacrest's Typo keyboard for iPhone

02/17/2015, 02:02 pm

Redesigning its flagship product has not been enough to keep Typo out of BlackBerry's line of fire, as the Canadian smartphone maker has once again filed suit alleging that the second-generation Typo "slavishly copied" BlackBerry's own keyboard designs.

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Apple awarded PrimeSense patent for 3D virtual keyboard that would allow typing on air

02/17/2015, 01:02 pm

While the reason behind Apple's acquisition of PrimeSense remains unknown, the Cupertino company was awarded a PrimeSense patent on Tuesday describing 3D camera system allowing for an entirely new type of virtual keyboard.

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Apple Inc Campus 2, Phase 2 plans R&D facilities big enough to design a car

02/17/2015, 11:02 am

Apple is moving forward with advanced plans for Phase 2 of its ambitious Campus 2 project, including testing workshops and research and development facilities with enough room to develop and test new products the size of an automobile.

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SoHo Apple Store holds workshops with fashionistas and artists as New York Fashion Week wraps up

02/16/2015, 08:02 pm

Starting Monday, the SoHo Apple Store will play host to fashion industry insiders as an unofficial extension of New York's Fashion Week, with special in-store discussions on creativity, style and digital media running through Thursday.

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Video reveals close-up look of Apple's mysterious minivan project

02/16/2015, 05:02 pm

A new video obtained by AppleInsider on Monday reveals more detail on Apple's camera-equipped minivans, with views of the interior showing at least two people man the vehicles during testing operations.

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Proposed FAA rules would restrict private drone use, potentially nix Amazon drone deliveries

02/16/2015, 03:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a set of rules that would restrict the use of drones in the sky, placing new qualifications on private enthusiasts and seemingly striking a serious blow to Amazon's airborne delivery plans.

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Apple making Campus 2 components in its own factory, initially considered 'trilobal' design

02/16/2015, 12:02 pm

When Apple's now-famous new campus opens next year, it will feature numerous parts created by the company's in-house design group and manufactured in a California factory built specifically for the project.

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Jony Ive & his design team esteemed as Apple's heart & soul in sweeping profile

02/16/2015, 10:02 am

Apple design chief Jony Ive's transformation into the new face of the company continued this week with a flattering, far-reaching profile that considers him "one of the two most powerful people" at Apple and a reluctant standard bearer for Steve Jobs's legacy.

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Jony Ive & Angela Ahrendts collaborating on an Apple Store redesign to better showcase Apple Watch

02/16/2015, 09:02 am

Apple design chief Jony Ive and retail head Angela Ahrendts are working together on a redesign of Apple's retail stores --a different approach that will make them better suited for selling the fashionable Apple Watch, according to a new report.

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Apple signs on to Obama's cybersecurity framework as Tim Cook calls privacy 'life and death' issue

02/13/2015, 05:02 pm

Apple is among more than a half-dozen major U.S. corporations that have agreed to integrate the White House's Cybersecurity Framework into their operations, but the iPhone maker will not share security information with the federal government.

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US government to accept Apple Pay for 'many' transactions starting in September

02/13/2015, 02:02 pm

Speaking at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection on Friday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed that the U.S. government plans to begin accepting Apple Pay for a number of transactions, starting with admission to U.S. national parks.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's $700B market cap, Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs, MacBook Air refresh & Apple TV

02/13/2015, 08:02 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Apple's record $700 billion market cap, $850 million investment in solar energy, MacBook Air refresh, Apple TV and the new Phorm iPad accessory.

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iWork for iCloud now available to users who don't own Apple hardware

02/13/2015, 07:02 am

Apple has made it so that anyone, on any type of system, can create an Apple ID, allowing them to access the browser-based iWork productivity suite on iCloud.com.

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Apple's iMessage, FaceTime now protected by two-step verification

02/12/2015, 05:02 pm

Apple continues to expand the range of offerings covered by its two-step verification scheme, with security-conscious users now able to count iMessage and FaceTime among those features protected by the service.

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Intel to sell remaining stake in Apple partner & mobile GPU maker Imagination Technologies

02/12/2015, 01:02 pm

The Intel Foundation will sell its 4.9 percent stake in Imagination Technologies, the company whose PowerVR graphics processors are a key component of Apple's iPhone and iPad, it was announced on Thursday.

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Apple offers closer look at Campus 2 as the City of Cupertino ponders diversification

02/11/2015, 10:02 pm

Apple's spaceship-like Campus 2 project was shown from a new angle Wednesday as the company allowed members of the media on-site, while Cupertino leaders have begun to reconsider ways to diversify the city's Apple-dominated tax base.

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Apple releases 2015 Supplier Responsibility Report, targets the end of 'bonded servitude' practices

02/11/2015, 06:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued its annual Supplier Responsibility Report, covering a range of issues from factory overtime to the environment, including new rules for factories wishing to be a part of its global supply chain that prohibit those firms from charging "recruitment fees" to employees.

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Android Wear stumbles out of the gate with just 720K units shipped in 2014

02/11/2015, 01:02 pm

Though Google and its manufacturing partners hoped to get the jump on the Apple Watch with the debut of its own wearable platform last year, it didn't translate into blockbuster sales to consumers, according to a new study.

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