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2011 MacBook Pro graphics class-action suit expands, accuses Apple of concealing defects

01/15/2015, 11:01 am

Members of the 2011 MacBook Pro graphics failure class-action lawsuit were updated this week on the latest developments in the case, which has expanded to include multiple states and lodges new complaints against Apple, accusing the company of deliberately concealing problems.

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How Apple Inc. managed to upstage the tech industry at CES for fifteen years

01/15/2015, 05:01 am

Within three years of Steve Jobs' return to Apple in 1996, he transformed the then-struggling company into an innovation machine capable of consistently stealing attention from the rest of the industry. This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas suffered at least its fifteenth year of being upstaged by Apple.

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Apple patent points to iCloud-based Touch ID syncing, fingerprint-protected Apple Pay terminals

01/15/2015, 04:01 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for an iCloud-based fingerprint storage and cross-device syncing solution, a system that could do away with manual Touch ID setup and power next-generation Apple Pay-enabled POS terminals.

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Apple sues Ericsson to trim wireless patent royalty rates

01/14/2015, 02:01 am

Apple has filed suit against Ericsson for charging excessive royalty rates on certain wireless Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, and argues that the Swedish company's patents are not essential to overarching industry standards.

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Apple, Google agree to new settlement in anti-poaching class action suit

01/13/2015, 08:01 pm

According to a court filing on Tuesday, both Apple and Google have agreed to new terms to settle a class action lawsuit alleging artificial suppression of wages through cross-company anti-poaching measures.

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Misreported Apple patent reassignment supposedly induces GoPro stock price decline

01/13/2015, 06:01 pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday reassigned to Apple a Kodak patent covering a mobile remote control camera system, reports of which supposedly catalyzed a 12-percent drop in shares of action cam maker GoPro.

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Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with all-metal 5.5" Galaxy A7

01/13/2015, 10:01 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A7, the latest entry in the company's premium all-metal Galaxy A series that brings a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 2 gigabytes of RAM and an 8-core application processor.

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Apple patent points to in-air 3D gesture UI for Apple TV, Mac and beyond

01/13/2015, 03:01 am

One month after receiving a patent reassignment from Israel-based 3D mapping R&D firm PrimeSense, Apple on Tuesday was granted another property detailing possible software implementations to go along with previously outlined motion-sensing hardware.

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LA Unified School District's defunct 'iPad-for-all' plan botched from start, federal report says

01/13/2015, 01:01 am

According to a federal study, the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1.3 billion push to bring tech into the classroom was crippled early on by inadequate planning and over-reliance on Apple's iPad.

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Shuttle bus drivers serving Apple, other Silicon Valley tech companies look to unionize

01/12/2015, 06:01 pm

A Teamsters representative last week notified the CEOs of Apple, Amtrak, eBay, Genentech, Yahoo and Zynga that shuttle bus drivers contracted to service their employees are seeking to unionize.

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Apple earned 13% more patents in 2014, ranking No. 11 among all companies

01/12/2015, 11:01 am

Apple was awarded 2,003 patents in 2014 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, making "impressive gains" and inching closer to the top 10 companies receiving credit for intellectual property inventions.

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Apple suppliers TSMC, Foxconn announce record December revenues as iPhone sales soar

01/12/2015, 10:01 am

The iPhone's strong holiday sales helped two of Apple's biggest supply chain partners --Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Hon Hai Precision Industry --post record monthly revenues in December, according to the companies' regulatory filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

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Wrap-up: CES 2015 shows off weird and wonderful variety of wearables, but home automation steals the show

01/10/2015, 03:01 pm

CES is a weird and wonderful collection of products made by major manufacturers to the smallest of companies and even crowdfunded startups. The things you see might never come to market, but the tech presented serves as a good barometer for the year to come.

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Roundup: The best Apple-friendly gadgets seen at day three of CES

01/09/2015, 09:01 am

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is now in the books, and AppleInsider offers a summary of some of the best Apple-compatible accessories we spied on the show floor on the third and final day in Las Vegas, including Lightning-connected headphones, more home automation accessories, and even a smart plant sensor.

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First look: Lucis' NuBryte cloud-connected smart home console

01/09/2015, 12:01 am

After unveiling its upcoming NuBryte cloud-connected smart home console last year, Lucis Technologies brought a working model to the showroom floor at CES, demoing the console's automated lighting and security features.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over allegedly faulty Apple MacBook logic boards

01/08/2015, 08:01 pm

A California judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit claiming Apple sold MacBooks to customers knowing the laptops contained defective logic boards and would fail within two years.

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Apple updates French website to show support for Charlie Hebdo after deadly terrorist attack

01/08/2015, 05:01 pm

Following a horrific attack on satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead, Apple on Thursday added to its official regional website a full-width black banner reading "Je suis Charlie."

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Apple hires former HP executive to boost corporate & government sales

01/08/2015, 03:01 pm

Apple is pushing harder to sell hardware to enterprise and government markets, and has bolstered those efforts with the hire of a longtime executive at PC maker Hewlett-Packard, it was revealed on Thursday.

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Pella unveils iOS-compatible home automation adapters for connected windows & doors

01/08/2015, 02:01 pm

Pella Windows and Doors is at CES this week, showing off its new Insynctive family of smart home products, bringing iOS connectivity to sensors for doors, shades, blinds, garages and more.

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Lightning-connected headphones proliferate with new models from Philips and JBL

01/08/2015, 02:01 pm

Six months after Apple first announced a program that would allow headphone manufacturers to connect their cans directly to an iOS device's Lightning port, the first models to take full advantage of the Lightning port's capabilities are being shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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