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Apple looks to curb Web browser UI spoofing using real-time camera images

12/12/2013, 06:12 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent filing for an anti-spoofing method in which camera output, as well as data from other on-board sensors, are used to change a browser's GUI in real-time.

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Apple scores court win in South Korea as judge tosses Samsung patent suit

12/11/2013, 09:12 pm

A South Korean court on Thursday local Korea time dismissed a Samsung patent suit against Apple that sought monetary damages and a sales ban against the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

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Apple's 'Hour of Code' workshops take kids hands-on with coding

12/11/2013, 08:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday held its "Hour of Code" youth workshops as part of Code.org's worldwide campaign to introduce computer science to children and teenagers. AppleInsider was able to attend a session at a North Carolina Apple Store.

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'Father of the iPod' Tony Fadell revealed as buyer of Product (RED) Mac Pro, gold EarPods

12/11/2013, 02:12 pm

A series of tweets from noted photographer Kevin Abosch seems to have outed iPod inventor and former Apple executive Tony Fadell as the buyer of a one-of-a-kind Mac Pro and a set of solid gold Apple EarPods at last month's Product (RED) charity auction.

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Steve Ballmer boasts profitability, reveals personal living room push in Microsoft exit interview

12/11/2013, 10:12 am

With Steve Ballmer's days left at Microsoft dwindling down, the outgoing CEO has participated in a new interview reflecting on his legacy, in which he boasts how profitable he made the company's business, and takes credit for the company's buzz-generating, but not particularly profitable, Xbox division.

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Apple supplier Pegatron under fire after 'several' more employee deaths, including alleged child worker

12/11/2013, 09:12 am

The recent unexplained deaths of 'at least five' workers -- including a 15-year-old-boy -- employed at mainland Chinese factories owned by contract manufacturer Pegatron have once again shone a spotlight on labor practices at the OEM.

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Apple falls to 35th spot in annual 'Best Places to Work' employee survey

12/11/2013, 12:12 am

In job listing website Glassdoor.com's annual "Best Places to Work 2014" list, reviews from Apple employees put the Cupertino company at No. 35, down one spot from last year's finish.

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Apple to open larger San Francisco Stonestown store, new Duesseldorf location on Dec. 14

12/10/2013, 08:12 pm

On Dec. 14, a newly expanded San Francisco Apple Store in Stonestown will reopen to the public, while on the other side of the world, a new location will have its grand opening in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Apple patents tech for making curved touch surfaces, displays

12/10/2013, 04:12 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple a patent that describes a method for efficiently manufacturing curved touch surfaces, suggesting the company may be experimenting with curved iOS device displays.

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Ousted Apple exec Scott Forstall reportedly advising startups, focusing on philanthropy

12/09/2013, 06:12 pm

Not much has been heard of former iOS head Scott Forstall since he was fired from Apple in 2012, but a report published on Monday claims to shed some light on the ousted executive's activities over the past year.

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Apple Stores offering free 'Hour of Code' development classes this Wednesday

12/09/2013, 11:12 am

Apple this week will participate in a worldwide campaign from Code.org, offering children and teenagers a one-hour introduction to computer science class at its retail locations throughout the U.S.

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Apple joins Google, Microsoft, others in support of government surveillance reform

12/09/2013, 10:12 am

Apple and a consortium of other tech industry giants have signed their names to an open letter addressed to President Obama and members of Congress, calling for substantial reforms to the regulation and oversight of surveillance performed by agencies like the NSA.

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Apple honors Nelson Mandela on company homepage

12/06/2013, 11:12 pm

Apple late Friday updated its website landing page with a tribute to late South African President and anti-apartheid advocate Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 95.

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In lieu of a Retina Thunderbolt Display, Apple now selling 4K IGZO Sharp LED monitor

12/06/2013, 04:12 pm

Ahead of this month's debut of the revamped Mac Pro desktop, which can drive up to three 4K displays, Apple is selling a new 4K "Ultra HD" 32-inch LED IGZO monitor from manufacturer Sharp in its online store.

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First look: Using iBeacon location awareness at an Apple Store

12/06/2013, 03:12 pm

Apple on Friday enabled iBeacon location-aware transmitters at all of its U.S. retail stores, giving the company the ability to easily provide product information and allow shoppers to quickly check out via their iPhone. But initial tests by AppleInsider show the use of iBeacons remains limited at launch, suggesting bigger things are yet to come.

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Apple spent $60 million on Samsung suit, attempts to recoup $15.7 million

12/06/2013, 02:12 pm

Apple on Friday filed a motion in U.S. District Court seeking to recover nearly $16 million of its $60 million in attorneys' fees related to the company's long-running patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung.

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WSJ blasts Apple e-books antitrust judge in scathing editorial

12/06/2013, 09:12 am

A new opinion piece lambasts Judge Denise Cote, the federal judge in charge of the Justice Department's antitrust suit against Apple, for being "abusive" and "shredding the separation of constitutional powers" by appointing and granting broad authority to antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich.

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Apple begins using iBeacons at all its 254 US retail stores

12/06/2013, 08:12 am

Apple on Friday will launch its iBeacon wireless short-range technology at all 254 retail stores the company owns across the U.S., helping customers to shop for new items, or pick up an order they've already placed.

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Apple's 'smart dock' would give Siri a permanent place in the home

12/05/2013, 06:12 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application detailing a full-function "smart dock" that continually listens for cues to activate and communicate with the voice recognition functions of docked devices, like the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple usurps Dell as most wanted desktop brand for holiday season

12/04/2013, 07:12 pm

For the first time ever, more people have Mac desktops on their holiday wish lists than those made by Dell, according to one analytics firm that also has Apple leading in tablets and streaming set-top boxes.

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