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Apple execs met with head of FDA to discuss 'mobile medical applications'

01/31/2014, 05:01 pm

A report on Friday reveals high-ranking Apple executives met with FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg and others in December over "mobile medical applications," strongly hinting that a so-called iWatch with health-centric features is well into development.

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Apple's Cook meets with Irish PM to discuss taxes, future growth at European HQ

01/31/2014, 05:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday addressed employees at the company's European headquarters in Cork, Ireland before meeting with Prime Minister Enda Kenny to discuss EU tax regulations and ongoing operations in the country.

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Apple's Super Bowl past, present, and future

01/31/2014, 03:01 pm

With the 2014 edition of football's biggest game --and advertising's biggest stage --approaching, AppleInsider looks back at what Apple and the Super Bowl have meant to each other.

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Apple Stores combat dangerous CO, unpleasant BO with odor 'sniffers'

01/31/2014, 10:01 am

With hundreds of thousands of people streaming through the doors of Apple's retail outlets around the world each day, the company has reportedly turned to high-tech "sniffers" in an effort to keep the stores' air fresh and odors at bay.

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Apple joins list of US companies pledging to end hiring discrimination against long-term unemployed

01/31/2014, 09:01 am

Apple is among some of the largest companies in America who have agreed to a new program from President Barack Obama pledging to avoid discrimination against job candidates who have been out of the workforce for an extended period.

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With Nest in & Motorola out, Google now looking to acquire wearable tech companies

01/31/2014, 08:01 am

Google's evolving hardware portfolio could change once again with the acquisition of a wearable technology company, as the search giant is said to be contemplating potential purchases, according to a new report.

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MLB to reportedly have thousands of iBeacons ready for game day

01/30/2014, 08:01 pm

According to a report on Thursday, Major League Baseball will start rolling out thousands of iBeacons in 20 ballparks across the U.S. next week, the goal being system readiness by opening day in March.

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Samsung argues Apple injunction bid meant to 'create fear and uncertainty' for carriers, retailers

01/30/2014, 07:01 pm

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent skirmish, Samsung on Thursday argued against an Apple-sought permanent injunction, saying such an order could have long-lasting repercussions for the Korean tech giant.

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Apple makes yet another medical field hire for unknown project

01/30/2014, 07:01 pm

Continuing the expansion of an ever growing medical devices research team, Apple recently took on Michael O'Reilly, former chief medical officer and executive vice president of medical affairs at pulse oximeter firm Masimo Corporation.

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Microsoft reportedly ready to name new CEO, may replace Bill Gates as chairman

01/30/2014, 05:01 pm

After months of searching, Microsoft is reportedly on the verge of naming Satya Nadella as CEO, while the company's board mulls replacing Bill Gates as chairman.

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Apple's spending on acquisitions surged to $525 million last quarter

01/30/2014, 09:01 am

While investors continue to fret over what Apple plans to do with its $159 billion in cash and investments, the company is quietly spending far more than previously on its secretive acquisitions, exceeding a half-billion dollars last quarter alone.

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Apple reveals sapphire covered iPhone display, vehicle location in patent filings

01/30/2014, 05:01 am

Among Apple's 41 patent applications published on Thursday were properties covering sapphire window manufacturing for iPhone displays and camera covers, as well as a method to automatically save the location of a parked car.

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Apple details pressure-sensitive iPhone touchscreen in patent filing

01/30/2014, 05:01 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent describing a device with built-in pressure sensors that work in concert with touchscreen input to provide enhanced UI navigation.

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Samsung avoids sanctions in accidental Apple-Nokia patent licensing disclosure

01/30/2014, 02:01 am

A U.S. district court on Wednesday ordered Samsung will not be sanctioned for the disclosure of confidential Apple-Nokia patent licensing, and will instead place blame on the Korean tech giant's counsel Quinn Emmanuel.

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Apple looking to ramp production of new 'critical' sapphire component in U.S. by Feb.

01/30/2014, 12:01 am

Documents made public on Wednesday reveal Apple and manufacturing partner GT Advanced Technologies are pushing to open an advanced sapphire production facility in Arizona by the end of February, which will handle a new "critical subcomponent" to be incorporated in a future Apple product.

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Lenovo to reportedly buy Google's Motorola Mobility for $2.9 billion [update: confirmed]

01/29/2014, 04:01 pm

According to multiple reports on Wednesday, Google is nearing a deal to unload Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for some $2.91 billion less than two years after the Internet giant bought the handset maker for $12.5 billion in 2012.

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Incoming Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to be named Dame of the British Empire

01/29/2014, 09:01 am

As she prepares for her new role as head of retail operations at Apple, outgoing Burberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts will be honored with another distinction: She's set to be named a Dame of the British Empire.

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President Obama lauds FCC partnership with Apple, other tech firms in ConnectED education program [u]

01/28/2014, 10:01 pm

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama mentioned Apple as one of the companies participating in the ConnectED initiative to connect 99 percent of students to advanced high-speed internet.

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Apple granted two patents for interchangeable iPhone camera lenses

01/28/2014, 05:01 am

Apple on Tuesday was issued two patents covering different methods of attaching lenses and camera modules to a portable electronic device, including a magnetic solution that incorporates a motor for physical optics adjustments.

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Apple updates online store, Apple Store app for Valentine's Day

01/28/2014, 04:01 am

Apple on Tuesday rolled out a revamped Online Apple Store with flourishes of red and a new "Top Valentine's Gifts" section catering to shoppers looking to buy something special for their significant other this Feb. 14.

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