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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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Apple's $848M, 25-year solar agreement is the largest of its kind, will provide 130MW of clean energy

02/11/2015, 11:02 am

Apple's landmark solar power deal, announced by CEO Tim Cook this week, is a long-term sustainable energy solution that should generate enough to power essentially all of the company's California operations, including the upcoming "spaceship" Campus 2, by the end of 2016.

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Smartphones apps equal to fitness wearables for step tracking, study says

02/10/2015, 11:02 pm

Consumers searching for the best way to automatically log their daily activity may need to look no farther than the App Store, as a new study from the University of Pennsylvania shows that data collected by dedicated fitness wearables is generally no more accurate than that from a smartphone kept in a pocket.

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Apple to buy $850M worth of energy from solar farm in Monterey County, Calif. in 'ambitious' deal [u]

02/10/2015, 03:02 pm

Calling it his company's "biggest, boldest and most ambitious project ever," Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed a massive new $850 million investment in a California solar farm -- one that will generate enough electricity to power virtually all of its operations in the Golden State.

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White House cybersecurity summit to feature address from Apple CEO Tim Cook

02/09/2015, 09:02 pm

Apple's chief executive will reportedly be among those speaking to participants at Friday's White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, an event designed to bring together representatives from all sides of the cybersecurity and privacy debate.

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Dish makes Sling TV available to all, adds AMC and WatchESPN access

02/09/2015, 07:02 pm

Dish Network announced on Monday that its new over-the-top web television service, Sling TV, is now open for business and will include content from AMC --the television home of Breaking Bad and Mad Men --as well as access to WatchESPN apps for all customers.

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Canon announces highest-resolution, full-frame DSLR cameras on the market alongside new Rebels

02/09/2015, 01:02 pm

Canon this month is gearing up to release its latest wave of DSLR cameras, including a pair of prosumer-focused T6 Rebels and its all-new professional series EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R -- both of which are capable of shooting 50.6-megapixel images and 1080p video.

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Apple controls presentation in IBM partnership as salespeople use Macs, Keynote to push iOS in enterprise

02/09/2015, 11:02 am

While Apple and IBM's enterprise partnership is specifically about iOS devices, Apple has also insisted that IBM's salespeople use Mac hardware when making their pitches to customers, ensuring that the company's tightly integrated ecosystem remains in focus.

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Exclusive February aerial tour of Apple Inc's Campus 2 shows 'Spaceship' Ring rising, theater progress, more

02/09/2015, 12:02 am

Apple's Campus 2 mega-project is showing major progress in its "Spaceship" Ring, where interlocking concrete slabs are building a foundation for a steel structure that is already beginning to reach upward by four stories. The first massive parking garage is nearly finished and existing buildings have been demolished to make room for a second stage R&D site.

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