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Apple Maps launch on the web in new Find my iPhone beta, displacing Google

07/08/2014, 11:07 am

Apple's in-house mapping service has made the jump to the web some two years after its debut at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference, supplanting Google Maps in the newest preview of the web-based Find my iPhone application.

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Samsung predicts massive profit decline, blames slumping smartphone sales

07/08/2014, 08:07 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Tuesday warned investors that it is set to announce a quarterly profit decline of as much as 26 percent year-over-year, citing weak smartphone demand and increased competition in China and Europe as the shortfall's primary drivers.

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Apple patents method of building seamless all-glass iOS devices, monitors and TVs

07/08/2014, 06:07 am

Apple on Monday was granted a U.S. patent covering a method of fusing glass structures together to encapsulate the internal circuitry of an iOS device, and that of larger electronics like monitors and televisions.

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Apple buys 100 acres of land for third North Carolina solar farm

07/08/2014, 12:07 am

Apple on Monday reached a deal with the city council of Claremont, N.C. to annex 100 acres of land for a new 17.5 megawatt solar farm, the construction of which is expected to cost some $55 million.

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Apple's video of 2014 San Francisco Pride Parade celebrates company diversity

07/07/2014, 11:07 pm

Apple on Monday published a video showing its side of last week's Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade in San Francisco, where the company showed up in force to celebrate the day and hand out vouchers for free iTunes songs.

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Tim Cook reportedly seeking new blood for Apple's board of directors

07/07/2014, 04:07 pm

According to a report on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook is "actively seeking" new directors for the company's board as he relaxes the tech giant's laser focus in favor of support for existing products and new initiatives.

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Apple to wipe iCloudKit data for iOS 8 and Yosemite betas, new iCloud features affected

07/04/2014, 04:07 pm

Apple on Friday sent out letters to developers testing the iOS 8 beta and OS X 10.10 Yosemite Preview, notifying them of an upcoming server-side wipe of all CloudKit databases scheduled for July 7.

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Apple reaches accord with Saudi Arabian retailer to expand Middle East distribution

07/04/2014, 09:07 am

Consumers in Saudi Arabia will soon have a more direct link to Apple, as the iPhone maker has agreed to a deal with major book and electronics retailer Jarir Bookstore that will see the chain carry Apple's full product lineup and service customers.

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GM and Philips nearly bought Pixar, but deal's collapse allowed Steve Jobs to invest

07/03/2014, 10:07 am

Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull reveals in a new book that the now-legendary animation company was nearly sold to General Motors and Philips for its technology, but the deal fell through just before it could be signed.

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Apple invention changes iPhone user authentication settings based on location

07/03/2014, 05:07 am

A patent application published on Thursday reveals an Apple solution that dynamically changes a mobile device's user interface, security levels and other behaviors based on its location, whether it be at the office or in a user's home.

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Microsoft rumored to debut platform-agnostic 'smart wristband' in Q4 with focus on fitness

07/02/2014, 08:07 pm

According to a rumor, Microsoft's expected foray into the burgeoning wearables market will be an activity-minded wristband-style device that works with all major mobile platforms including Windows Phone, Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

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Apple 'overhauling' the backend for its Maps service, hints at 'big plans' to come

07/01/2014, 11:07 am

The tools that provide access to Apple's Maps service are being rewritten in a major way, with the company now recruiting software engineers to help with a major rewrite of the Maps application programming interface, AppleInsider has discovered.

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Apple's 'Back to School' promotion goes live with $100 gift cards for Mac purchases, $50 for iPhone and iPad

07/01/2014, 09:07 am

Apple on Tuesday revealed its "Back to School" sales promotion for summer 2014, offering $100 Apple Store Gift Cards for new Mac purchases and $50 Apple Store Gift Cards for iPhones and iPads.

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Apple debuts new banners in retail stores, showcases iPhone and iPad through photography

07/01/2014, 03:07 am

Apple Store employees around the world have been installing new light box wall graphics showing a completely different style than the usual product close-ups overlaid atop stark white backgrounds.

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Apple reportedly putting together team of speech recognition experts for neural network-powered Siri

07/01/2014, 02:07 am

A report on Monday claims Apple is putting together a team of A-list speech recognition researchers, including high-ranking employees from Nuance, to create an in-house Siri engine based on neural networking.

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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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