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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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Apple patents solar-powered MacBook with two-sided display and rear touch inputs

01/28/2014, 04:01 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a laptop with a unique display unit that not only serves as a solar power supply, but also an external screen and secondary means of touch input.

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Apple issues update on U.S. government surveillance requests

01/27/2014, 06:01 pm

Apple on Monday released an updated report regarding the company's cooperation in U.S. government surveillance initiatives, noting both national security orders and more detailed data for account information requests from law enforcement agencies.

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Apple's China revenue hit over $8.4B in Q1, up 29% from 2013

01/27/2014, 05:01 pm

As part of its earnings report on Monday, Apple announced revenue generated in the burgeoning greater China region at $8.84 billion, the company's fastest-growing market.

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Video of Steve Jobs's first public demo of the Mac resurfaces after 30 years

01/27/2014, 07:01 am

A video of late Apple chief Steve Jobs demonstrating the then-new Macintosh to a gathering of the Boston Computer Society in 1984 has been digitized and made available online, providing a unique insight into the machine's early life.

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Samsung, Google reach worldwide patent cross-licensing pact

01/27/2014, 12:01 am

Two of Apple's fiercest rivals --Android maker Google and electronics titan Samsung --have inked a decade-long, global cross-licensing agreement granting each company access to the other's intellectual property troves.

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Review: Nomad ChargeKey, a keychain-sized Lightning cable

01/25/2014, 09:01 am

The quest to have a Lightning cable on you at all times, ensuring the latest Apple iOS devices can be charged in a pinch, just got easier with the launch of the new Nomad ChargeKey -- an affordable, super-portable Lightning-to-USB cable that performs exactly as advertised.

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Apple celebrates 30 years of Mac with live concert at company HQ

01/25/2014, 12:01 am

Capping off a day of festivities celebrating the Mac's 30th anniversary, Apple on Friday held a party at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., where employees and guests were treated to a live concert performed by OneRepublic.

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WSJ: Apple 'laying groundwork' for mobile payments system

01/24/2014, 07:01 pm

A report on Friday claims Apple has expressed interest in handling payments for physical goods and services on its iDevices, suggesting a branded mobile payment solution is in the offing.

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US DOJ argues against Apple motion to remove e-book antitrust monitor

01/24/2014, 07:01 pm

In an opposition filing on Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice argues that Judge Denise Cote acted within her power when she assigned an external antitrust monitor to Apple, recommending the company's appeal have the monitor removed be denied.

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Tim Cook will 'absolutely' press Congress for more transparency over surveillance

01/24/2014, 07:01 pm

In a one-on-one interview with ABC News' David Muir, Apple CEO Tim Cook called for the U.S. government to be more open about its surveillance efforts after revealing his company is under a gag order regarding such matters.

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Nest's Tony Fadell says it's 'up to Apple' if company wants to keep ties following Google buyout

01/24/2014, 04:01 pm

While Nest Labs has had a close relationship with Apple in the past, all that could change after the company was purchased by rival Google. But Nest CEO and former Apple executive Tony Fadell has said in a new interview that it's entirely "up to Apple" how things proceed from here.

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iFixit goes back to the future, tears down original 128k Mac

01/24/2014, 03:01 pm

While Apple celebrates the Mac's 30th anniversary, repair specialists iFixit waxed nostalgic as they took their screwdrivers to a 1984-vintage Macintosh 128k.

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Apple's Tim Cook jokes about secrecy, sapphire glass, and a mythical 'iRing'

01/24/2014, 09:01 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook sat down for an interview with ABC News about the 30th anniversary of the Mac, but the conversation naturally delved into other subjects like future products, on which the CEO was unsurprisingly tight-lipped.

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Samsung whiffs on earnings thanks to iPhone and Asian rivals

01/23/2014, 11:01 pm

Samsung announced earnings on Thursday well below analyst expectations, prompting speculation that Apple's iOS device lineup, along with increased competition from smaller Asian manufacturers, are slowing the Korean tech giant's growth.

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ABC to interview Tim Cook for 30th anniversary of Mac

01/23/2014, 07:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will make a rare television appearance in an interview with David Muir of ABC World News, with one of main topics likely to be the Mac's 30th anniversary.

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iWork for iCloud gets iOS7-inspired look, new document and security features

01/23/2014, 03:01 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out another update to its nascent iWork for iCloud web productivity suite that brought a new flat user interface and added key features like password protection and keyboard shortcuts.

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Photos show painstaking building restorations completed at Apple's new Brisbane, Australia store

01/23/2014, 09:01 am

Apple's two-year-long effort to restore Brisbane's historic MacArthur Chambers building has borne fruit with the opening of the company's newest Australian flagship store, and new pictures offer a closer look at the efforts made to restore the building.

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Apple patent filing offers peek at future sapphire applications

01/23/2014, 04:01 am

An Apple patent application describing a method of mounting sapphire to an electronic device was discovered on Thursday, with example implementations possibly revealing how the company plans to employ the exotic material in future products.

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