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Full scale segment of Apple's Campus 2 'spaceship' facade revealed in photos

07/18/2014, 08:07 pm

A pair of photos published to the Web on Friday claim to show a full-size segment of the glass and steel facade bound for Apple's Campus 2 "spaceship" building in Cupertino.

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Outgoing Apple board member Bill Campbell offers insight into company, Steve Jobs in interview

07/17/2014, 06:07 pm

Following a Thursday announcement that Bill Campbell would retire as a member of Apple's board of directors, Fortune published an interview in which the Intuit chairman describes his time in Cupertino, relationship with cofounder Steve Jobs and "coach" to silicon valley elite.

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Photos of Apple Campus 2 construction site show 'underground tunnels,' continued progress

07/17/2014, 05:07 pm

As construction of Apple's Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino continues, new aerial photos published Thursday show completed perimeter wall structures and below-grade levels ringing the footprint of the main structure.

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Susan Wagner to replace Bill Campbell on Apple board of directors

07/17/2014, 04:07 pm

Apple on Thursday announced Bill Campbell, the longest-serving member of the company's board, will retire after 17 years of service, to be replaced by BlackRock cofounder Susan L. Wagner.

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Apple expands availability of two-step verification for Apple IDs to 59 countries

07/17/2014, 03:07 pm

Just over a year after first enabling two-step verification for its pervasive Apple ID account system, Apple on Thursday revealed the feature's expansion to nearly 50 additional countries around the world in an updated technical support document.

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Maximum $450M payout in ebook settlement 'immaterial' to Apple's bottom line

07/17/2014, 12:07 pm

Even if Apple were to pay out the highest possible $450 million price in its ebook antitrust litigation settlement, it wouldn't put much of a dent in the company's billions of dollars in cash.

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Microsoft to ax 18,000 jobs this year, laying off more than 14% of total workforce

07/17/2014, 08:07 am

Microsoft, as was expected, announced on Thursday that it will be laying off employees this year, but the total number of cuts are much higher than anticipated, representing by far the largest-ever personnel reduction in the Windows maker's history.

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Future iPhones may use behavior recognition and learning tools to protect against theft

07/17/2014, 05:07 am

An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office on Thursday describes a method by which an iPhone can set off an alert or automatically lock the device based on detected changes in user behavior.

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Samsung brings premium 'Level' headphone and speaker lineup stateside to battle Apple's Beats

07/16/2014, 07:07 pm

Samsung on Wednesday announced the imminent release of its "Level" headphone and portable speaker lineup, which features four premium devices seemingly aimed directly at Apple's Beats hardware.

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Apple agrees to pay $450 million to settle ebook price fixing lawsuit

07/16/2014, 12:07 pm

Apple has agreed to pay up to $450 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from states and consumers accusing the iPad maker of illegally fixing e-book prices and raising costs.

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Apple implements transit encryption for iCloud email to prevent snooping

07/16/2014, 11:07 am

Apple appears to have completed an initiative designed to increase the security of its iCloud email service by adding end-to-end encryption for messages sent from me.com and icloud.com, according to new data from Google's Gmail.

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Apple and IBM join forces in landmark push for iOS in enterprise

07/15/2014, 04:07 pm

Tech giants Apple and IBM on Tuesday announced a new partnership that looks to revolutionize mobile device use in enterprise with customized apps and services for iPhone and iPad.

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Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney not in the running for Apple's vacant PR job

07/15/2014, 11:07 am

Following rumors that Apple might be looking to hire former Obama administration White House Press Secretary Jay Carney for its vacant head of public relations position, the well-connected Jim Dalrymple has squashed those claims definitively.

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Microsoft may announce biggest round of layoffs in company history this week - report

07/15/2014, 11:07 am

Redmond, Wash., software giant Microsoft, which has struggled to find an answer to the success of Apple's iPad and iPhone, is said to be planning major staff reductions that could be the single biggest round of layoffs in the company's history.

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Apple takes iPhone and iPad trade-in program to Australia with credit up to A$250

07/14/2014, 09:07 pm

Apple on Monday announced an expansion of its iPhone and iPad trade-in program to cover customers in Australia, who can now bring older iPhones and iPads to receive up to A$250 to put toward a new device purchase.

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Apple's new PR chief may be former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, report says

07/14/2014, 08:07 pm

A report on Monday revealed former White House press secretary Jay Carney is not only in the running to take on a job for a communications and public relations expert at Uber, but also for a similar role at Apple.

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Email to Tim Cook prompted change of Apple's 'on hold' music quality

07/14/2014, 05:07 pm

In a recent thread on Reddit, one Apple customer describes an experience in which he effected change in Apple's daily operations, specifically as it pertains to "on hold" music, after contacting CEO Tim Cook via email.

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Apple may ditch longtime ad agency TBWA, look to Beats' Jimmy Iovine for marketing

07/14/2014, 05:07 pm

A report on Monday says ad industry executives are speculating that Apple's longtime relationship with agency TBWA\\Media Arts Lab is near its breaking point, with some insiders predicting the tech giant will look to Beats' Jimmy Iovine to revitalize its marketing magic.

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Eddy Cue latest Apple executive to offer up lunch date for charity, throws in MacBook Air

07/14/2014, 02:07 pm

Apple fans have another chance at a sit-down with a member of the company's senior leadership, as internet software and services chief Eddy Cue has put one hour of his time up for auction -- and sweetened the pot with a 13-inch MacBook Air -- in the Fortune 500 equivalent of a charity dunk tank.

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Apple's first iBeacon hardware revealed in FCC application

07/13/2014, 12:07 am

An FCC filing discovered on Saturday reveals in-depth details on Apple's first dedicated iBeacon-compatible beacon hardware, suggesting the company may soon introduce the micro-location technology to consumer spaces like so-called "smart homes."

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