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Inside Apple's secret confidentiality agreements: Code names, security requirements, fines & more

11/07/2014, 04:11 pm

Apple's legendary efforts to keep upcoming products a secret are widely known, but the terms of the agreements that bind suppliers and workers were revealed in part on Friday, thanks to newly unsealed court filings.

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Court unseals documents in GT Advanced case, Apple says it 'bent over backwards' to help sapphire supplier

11/07/2014, 02:11 pm

Though bankrupt sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies has accused Apple of crafting a "classic bait-and-switch" deal, newly unsealed court documents reveal Apple's side of the story, with the iPhone maker claiming it did everything it could to help the struggling supplier.

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HealthKit-incompatible Fitbit accessories disappear from Apple's stores

11/07/2014, 12:11 pm

Proving an earlier rumor accurate, Apple on Friday removed Fitbit hardware accessories from its online store, narrowing the fitness-related devices offered by the company ahead of the Apple Watch launch.

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Aaron Sorkin reveals details of Steve Jobs biopic, says he helped 'fix typos' in famous Stanford commencement speech

11/06/2014, 07:11 pm

In a Bloomberg Televesion interview with host Emily Chang, Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin revealed a few plot details on the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, which is slowly making its way toward production.

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Apple activates iCloud Photos image uploads for iCloud.com beta users

11/06/2014, 06:11 pm

As part of Apple's continued effort to roll out next-generation cloud services, the company on Thursday updated the iCloud.com beta website with support for browser-based image uploads to iCloud Photos.

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Amazon's 'Echo' is a standalone Siri-like virtual assistant for the home

11/06/2014, 05:11 pm

In a surprise announcement on Thursday, Amazon revealed a new first-party hardware product class in "Echo," an Internet-connected virtual assistant stuffed into a tubular standalone speaker.

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SEC investigating GT Advanced sapphire business, securities trading

11/06/2014, 04:11 pm

In an attachment to its quarterly 8-K filing, GT Advanced Technologies said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an inquiry into the company's security trading practices and sapphire business.

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Evidence shows Apple operating a mysterious Web crawling bot

11/06/2014, 03:11 pm

A developer has discovered that Apple appears to be crawling HTML websites with its own automated bot, but the exact purpose of the mysterious homegrown software remains unknown.

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New AppleCare for Enterprise website features IBM IT support, suggests imminent rollout

11/05/2014, 08:11 pm

More than three months after Apple and IBM announced a partnership for business solutions, Apple has posted to its website a new AppleCare for Enterprise page touting onsite hardware repairs from IBM Global Technology Services, now a worldwide Apple Authorized Service Provider.

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MCX CEO compares CurrentC rollout to original iPhone, reiterates exclusivity to end in 'months'

11/05/2014, 05:11 pm

In a short interview published on Wednesday, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson likened CurrentC exclusivity agreements to Apple's original iPhone rollout on AT&T, saying consortium members have their best interests in mind in not supporting Apple Pay.

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Jawbone launches new 'UP3' fitness band and entry-level 'UP Move' activity tracker

11/05/2014, 12:11 am

Coming in just before the holiday shopping season, Jawbone on Wednesday announced two new fitness trackers with the basic $50 UP Move and advanced $180 UP3 band.

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Apple, GT Advanced agree to unseal secret documents as part of bankruptcy settlement

11/04/2014, 07:11 pm

In a ruling on Tuesday, a federal court judge handling bankruptcy proceedings for sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies ordered to unseal sensitive documents detailing the company's doomed partnership with Apple.

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Michael Fassbender next high-profile actor eyed for role of Steve Jobs

11/04/2014, 03:11 pm

Following Christian Bale's exit from the hotly anticipated film about Apple's late co-founder, Michael Fassbender is now said to be in talks to take on the role of Steve Jobs.

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Apple reportedly acquires cloud startup Union Bay Networks, to open engineering office in Seattle

11/03/2014, 10:11 pm

Following the discovery that Apple is hiring in the Seattle area, the company on Monday confirmed that it will be opening an engineering office in the state, with reports pointing to the acquisition of local cloud computing startup Union Bay Networks.

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Gazelle launches certified preowned store specializing in quality used Apple iPhones & iPads

11/03/2014, 04:11 pm

Trade-in service Gazelle on Monday launched a new resale service backed by a quality guarantee, allowing shoppers to buy used iPhones and iPads at heavily discounted prices, without having to worry about the condition of their purchase when it arrives.

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Christian Bale passes on role of Steve Jobs, actor reportedly felt he wasn't right for part

11/03/2014, 02:11 pm

Though Christian Bale was in final talks to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic, the actor has reportedly decided to pass on the part, as he allegedly did not feel he was the right person to play the iconic figure on film.

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Microsoft continues ad assault on Apple's MacBook Air, features Lenovo in latest spot

11/03/2014, 09:11 am

Apple's wildly popular MacBook Air remains in Microsoft's crosshairs as the Windows maker seeks to break Apple's stranglehold on the premium laptop market, this time compared to Lenovo's Yoga 3 convertible PC in Microsoft's latest television advertisement.

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Another functioning Apple I expected to command at least $600K in Christie's auction

11/03/2014, 09:11 am

A fully functioning Apple I, personally sold by company co-founder Steve Jobs, is expected to earn $600,000 when it goes on sale at legendary auction house Christie's this December.

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Google CEO Larry Page invokes Steve Jobs in interview, defends ambitious Google X projects

10/31/2014, 06:10 pm

In a wide-ranging interview published Friday, Google CEO Larry Page briefly touched on late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs to highlight the differences between the two companies, one being hyper-focused on a small set of products and another with fingers in seemingly everything.

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'Historical implications' made Apple Watch more difficult to design than original iPhone, Jony Ive says

10/31/2014, 10:10 am

Speaking at a live event this week, Apple's chief designer Jony Ive said creating the forthcoming Apple Watch was a "humbling" experience that presented an even greater challenge than designing the iPhone, due to the legacy of traditional wrist watches.

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