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Apple's 'Start something new' campaign curates art created on iOS and Mac devices

12/31/2014, 05:12 pm

Apple took its latest "Start something new" Internet ad campaign global on Wednesday, highlighting digital works of art created through a synergy of iOS and Mac hardware and third-party software.

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New York City mulling Apple Pay option for parking ticket payments

12/31/2014, 01:12 am

In an effort to reboot an old and obtuse parking ticket payments system, the city of New York is investigating alternative forms of payment, including mobile transactions powered by services like Apple Pay and PayPal.

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GT Advanced seeks approval for executive bonuses amid bankruptcy

12/30/2014, 06:12 pm

After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October, former Apple sapphire supply partner GT Advanced is now seeking approval to mete out millions of dollars in executive bonuses as part of an employee retention program.

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Judge dismisses Apple Store employee 'bag check' lawsuits following Supreme Court ruling

12/30/2014, 05:12 pm

Citing a recent Supreme Court ruling, a federal court judge last week dismissed a pair of proposed class action lawsuits leveled against Apple by its retail employees, who argued the company's anti-theft policies incurred lost wages.

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Editorial: the world revolved around Apple, Inc in 2014

12/30/2014, 05:12 am

In 2014, the world's journalists, investors and software developers all collectively discovered they'd been disastrously wrong about Apple in 2013. And with good reason.

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Apple patents smart pen for capturing digital copies of handwritten notes

12/30/2014, 03:12 am

Apple was granted yet another stylus design patent on Tuesday, this time coming in the form of a smart pen capable of detecting hand movements for translation into digital line drawings and text.

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Apple to keep century-old historic barn on Campus 2 grounds

12/29/2014, 05:12 pm

In keeping with late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs' Campus 2 land reclamation plan, a nearly 100-year-old barn will be saved from demolition to stand surrounded by trees at one corner of the huge lot.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger recalls close working relationship with Steve Jobs

12/29/2014, 01:12 pm

Late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs found a "true partner" in Bob Iger, according to a new profile of the Disney chief executive, with Jobs going so far as to hand-pick Iger to succeed him on Apple's board of directors.

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Apple Japan announces annual 'Lucky Bag' promotion for Jan. 2

12/26/2014, 05:12 pm

Apple on Friday announced its "Lucky Bags" promotion for Japan, a New Year's retail tradition that consistently nets customers visiting brick-and-mortar Apple Stores hundreds of dollars' worth of savings.

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iCloud Photo Library, Photo Stream & how to make sense of your photos

12/26/2014, 09:12 am

Taking the place of Photo Stream next year, Apple's iCloud Photo Library will consist of a brand new photo app for Mac and a new way to sync photos across all your devices.

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Samsung shutters flagship retail 'Experience Store' in London

12/24/2014, 10:12 am

While Apple continues to expand its highly successful retail presence, Samsung's own retail experiment appears to be floundering, as the South Korean electronics maker has closed its flagship store in one of Europe's largest malls.

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Apple-backed Rockstar Consortium to shed 4,000 patents, end lawsuits in $900M deal

12/23/2014, 11:12 am

Rockstar Consortium --the patent holding firm created by Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony to purchase thousands of foundational telecom patents from now-defunct Nortel -- looks set to wind down operations after the partners agreed to sell much of Rockstar's patent portfolio to IP risk mitigation company RPX.

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Apple's Tim Cook named CEO of the year by CNN

12/23/2014, 09:12 am

For successfully navigating what it called "arguably the toughest CEO job in America," CNN on Tuesday named Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook its 2014 CEO of the year.

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Exclusive Apple Campus 2 December 2014 aerial tour shows progress on 'spaceship' building, theater, more

12/23/2014, 08:12 am

The latest video of Apple's Campus 2 mega-project shows major progress on both the "spaceship" ring and parking garage, with over a dozen massive cranes now at work on the site. A previous prototype segment has also been removed.

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Apple TV patent turns iPads and iPhones into remote displays, supports reverse AirPlay mirroring

12/23/2014, 05:12 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for displaying media streams on portable devices in synchronization with content being played back on a fixed system, suggesting the company is thinking of remote viewing capabilities for its Apple TV line of products.

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Russian Online Apple Store returns with major price hikes as ruble crumbles

12/22/2014, 07:12 pm

After suspending online sales in Russia last week due to an extremely volatile ruble, Apple on Monday reinstated the Online Apple Store with price increases of up to 35 percent for certain products like the iPhone.

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New Microsoft site targets users looking to switch from MacBook to Surface Pro

12/22/2014, 04:12 pm

While it was Apple who for years targeted Windows switchers to the Mac platform, the tables have turned as now Microsoft is now the underdog, focusing its efforts on trying to win over MacBook users with its Surface Pro hybrid computers.

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Apple supplier Pegatron plans changes after BBC report on worker mistreatment

12/22/2014, 02:12 pm

In response to a BBC investigation alleging mistreatment of workers at one of its factories, Apple partner Pegatron has vowed to look into the matter and implement any necessary improvements.

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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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