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Topic: General

Los Angeles school district to shift away from Apple's iPad to Windows, Chromebook

07/01/2014, 02:07 am

A report over the weekend confirmed the Los Angeles Unified School District is planning to switch up a $1 billion technology in education project, allowing certain high schools in its jurisdiction to choose from six different Windows and Chromebook laptops instead of Apple's iPad.

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Apple's in-house ad makers fall short of TBWA\Media Arts Lab, report says

06/30/2014, 09:06 pm

According to data from research firm Ace Metrix, Apple's recent string of in-house advertisements don't stack up to those created by longtime go-to agency TBWA\\Media Arts Lab, which dreamed up iconic campaigns like the "Think Different" series.

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Apple rolls out two-step verification for iCloud.com Web apps

06/30/2014, 05:06 pm

Apple on Monday appears to have rolled out a new implementation of its two-factor Apple ID authentication system with iCloud.com, requiring users who have the additional layer of security enabled to enter a special code before accessing the Web apps.

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Apple to reportedly kick off 'Back to School' promo on Tuesday with iTunes gift cards

06/30/2014, 04:06 pm

According to a report on Monday, Apple will be launching its annual summertime "Back to School" sale campaign tomorrow, with this year's promotion again bringing iTunes gift cards to students buying Macs, iPads and iPhones.

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Apple's Tim Cook, Eddy Cue invited to Allen & Co.'s 2014 Sun Valley conference

06/30/2014, 03:06 pm

Investment bank Allen & Co. has once again extended an invitation for Apple CEO Tim Cook and services honcho Eddy Cue to attend the bank's annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho alongside a number of other technology and business luminaries.

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Sharp LCD plant revelation casts doubt on Apple's use of IGZO displays

06/30/2014, 02:06 pm

Despite numerous reports that Apple is employing next-generation IGZO display panels in its iPad lineup, a weekend revelation that the iPhone maker has monopolized the output of a Sharp facility not known to produce IGZO components throws those assertions into question.

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Apple updating its Maps with user corrections every day at 3 am Eastern

06/30/2014, 11:06 am

Apple is now routinely updating its mapping database on a daily basis with user corrections submitted through the native Maps applications for iOS and OS X, it has been discovered.

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Apple job postings confirm six new Chinese retail outlets

06/30/2014, 10:06 am

The first phase of Apple's ambitious retail expansion in China appears to be nearing completion, with the company now advertising for available in-store positions in a number of mainland Chinese cities that do not currently boast a first-party outlet.

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Apple's 'Parenthood' ad features iOS-connected smart home hardware, parenting apps

06/29/2014, 09:06 pm

Apple on Sunday aired a new iPhone commercial focusing on the handset's ability to help parents teach, interact and connect with their children through various apps, some of which include connected smart home solutions.

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Apple, Inc. employees pass out free iTunes song cards at San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade

06/29/2014, 06:06 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook joined Lisa Jackson, the company's new head of environmental issues, in leading a large group of Apple employes in San Francisco's annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride parade today, handing out certificates good for a free iTunes song to onlookers.

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For Apple fans dreaming of sapphire iPhones, Liquidmetal could be a cautionary tale

06/28/2014, 08:06 am

Apple certainly likes to keep its competition -- and fans --guessing about its next moves, and one of the company's best head-fakes in recent years was an exclusive arrangement for a unique metal alloy dubbed Liquidmetal. News of that deal sparked fantasies of mythical Liquidmetal products built by Apple -- wishful thinking that may now be repeating once again with the company's latest investment in sapphire.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook 'outed' as gay by CNBC co-anchor

06/28/2014, 12:06 am

In a live TV segment of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Friday, co-anchor Simon Hobbs caused a kerfuffle when he inadvertently "outed" Apple CEO Tim Cook as being openly gay.

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Amazon said to be 'increasingly ruthless' in negotiations with UK publishers

06/27/2014, 09:06 am

Hachette is not the only imprint to find itself under Amazon's thumb as the online retailing giant has begun turning the heat up on smaller publishers in the U.K., demanding terms that one publishing executive likened to a "form of assisted suicide for the industry."

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Wall Street doesn't see Google's I/O announcements posing a threat to Apple's ecosystem

06/26/2014, 01:06 pm

Google this week announced a number of new products and services for phones, tablets, cars, TVs and more, all of which will compete with Apple. But after seeing Google's latest, Apple-watchers on Wall Street aren't concerned.

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Review: ioSafe 214 disaster-proof NAS packs in high-end features, unparalleled protection

06/26/2014, 03:06 am

Many companies are in the business of keeping data safe from digital threats like hackers and viruses, but few focus on the physical dangers of storing it on-site. ioSafe built its brand on so-called "disaster-proof" servers and the latest two-bay 214 model strikes the perfect balance of protection and price.

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Apple products return to Costco with deep discounts for iPhone and iPad

06/25/2014, 07:06 pm

A year and a half after Costco stopped selling Apple products through its brick-and-mortar and online stores, the discount wholesaler is now carrying current iPhone and iPad models at discounts up to $120 off retail pricing.

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(RED) explains away Bono's 'criticism' of Apple as 'faux outrage,' thanks company for support

06/25/2014, 05:06 pm

After singer Bono supposedly criticized Apple of overt modesty on Monday, the U2 frontman's (RED) AIDS relief foundation issued an explanation of the comments and thanked the Cupertino company for being its biggest supporter.

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Google announces Android Auto platform for cars, Android Wear devices for wrists

06/25/2014, 02:06 pm

Google is pushing for its Android platform to be omnipresent, with the unveiling of a the new voice-enabled Android Auto operating system, and new wrist-worn, fitness-tracking devices running the upcoming Android Wear platform.

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Supreme Court side with networks, rules that Aereo flouts copyright

06/25/2014, 11:06 am

Streaming video startup Aereo -- which sells "antenna subscriptions" that allow consumers to stream over-the-air television content to any Mac, iOS device or PC via their Internet connection -- is likely to shut down following a Supreme Court ruling that the company's business model violated federal copyright laws.

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European Commission to rule on Apple's Beats acquisition by July 30

06/25/2014, 09:06 am

Apple will know whether European antitrust authorities will clear its $3 billion deal for headphone maker Beats by the end of next month, paving the way for the acquisition to close before the end of Apple's 2014 fiscal year.

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