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With Apple's annual back to school sale playing hooky, Amazon Prime Day could fill the void

07/13/2015, 02:07 pm

Apple appears to have mothballed its long-running back to school promotion -- which traditionally paired hardware discounts with iTunes or Apple Store gift cards -- but parents and students will have another option for Apple deals this week in Amazon's first-ever Prime Day.

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Comcast joins fray of online-only live TV services with Stream for iPhone, iPad & Web

07/13/2015, 11:07 am

Cable provider Comcast on Monday announced plans to launch Stream, an online subscription TV service offering a mix of live and on-demand content for $15 per month, accessible from both Apple's iPhone and iPad, as well as the Web.

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Apple gives Greek iCloud users 30 days free service in light of financial crisis

07/11/2015, 09:07 pm

To prevent an interruption in services, Apple is offering a free 30-day extension to paying iCloud subscribers in Greece currently unable to pay monthly fees due to capital control measures instituted in the region.

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This week on AppleInsider: Thicker iPhones, new iOS and OS X betas, Office for Mac & more

07/11/2015, 08:07 am

An active news week saw the first public betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, new details about next-generation iPhones, and the release of Office 2016 for Mac.

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Apple rumored to expand San Jose presence with new campus lease

07/10/2015, 05:07 pm

A report on Friday claims Apple recently signed the lease on a nearly 300,000-square-foot office and R&D complex in San Jose, Calif., as part of plans to expand into areas surrounding its home base in Cupertino.

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Apple chooses unexpected location for massive new Hong Kong retail store

07/10/2015, 09:07 am

Apple's latest retail outpost in Hong Kong --thought to be the company's largest in Asia -- went public this week with the unveiling of a huge, three-dimensional Apple logo in a somewhat unexpected place.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses 'iPhone 6s' expectations, iOS gamepads, listener questions & more

07/10/2015, 08:07 am

On this week's latest AppleInsider podcast, we discuss leaked "iPhone 6s" parts, iOS-compatible gaming controllers, and Showtime subscriptions for cable cutters. The team also tackles the new GoPro Session, DJI Phantom 3, and answers your questions.

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Apple's Tim Cook, Eddy Cue meet with high power execs at Sun Valley retreat

07/09/2015, 08:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook returned for his fourth Sun Valley conference in Idaho this week where he, along SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, met with high-power executives from media, tech, politics and beyond.

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First look: Hands on with the new Phantom 3 Professional iOS-connected camera drone

07/09/2015, 12:07 pm

DJI's new Phantom 3 Professional flying camera drone has a distinctly more premium feel when compared to its predecessor, thanks largely to an overhauled hardware controller that's a massive improvement to what was already a great accessory. AppleInsider offers a first look.

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Apple Stores begin selling third-party accessories with co-designed 'premium' packaging

07/09/2015, 09:07 am

Apple Stores are already beginning to sell third-party accessories with packaging co-designed by Apple, giving the company even greater control over the presentation and marketing of products sold in its retail outlets.

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Apple invents continuous handwriting input method, magnetically linkable earphones

07/09/2015, 05:07 am

A pair of Apple patent filings published Thursday reveal ongoing work on perfecting the mobile computing experience, including an intuitive continuous handwriting recognition system and a pair of earphones that snap together magnetically for easy stowage.

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Hacking group that targeted Apple, others reportedly operating independently for profit

07/08/2015, 06:07 pm

A hacking group that previously targeted Apple, Twitter and Facebook appears to be operating independently and for the explicit purpose of turning a profit on corporate secrets, according to a Symantec research paper released on Wednesday.

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Apple pursuing close, 'day-to-day' oversight of Campus 2 construction

07/08/2015, 02:07 pm

Even with well-established plans for contractors, Apple is micromanaging the construction of its Campus 2 complex in Cupertino, a new report revealed on Wednesday.

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Microsoft to axe 7,800 jobs from struggling mobile phone unit in new restructuring plan

07/08/2015, 10:07 am

A strategic shift at Microsoft could see as many as 7,800 former Nokia employees lose their jobs this year while the software behemoth absorbs a $7.6 billion write-down on its troubled handset business, the company announced on Wednesday.

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US law enforcement officials to argue for encryption backdoors before Congress

07/08/2015, 09:07 am

Later on Wednesday, two key U.S. law enforcement officials will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to argue in support of backdoors in various consumer encryption platforms, a report said.

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Judge tosses Smartflash's $533M victory against Apple, damages to be retried

07/08/2015, 08:07 am

Months after a Texas jury ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million to a product-less company that critics have dubbed a "patent troll," a judge has tossed out that decision, declaring that instructions given to the jury may have improperly affected the damage assessment.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook joins roster of new trustees at Duke University

07/07/2015, 10:07 am

North Carolina's Duke University on Tuesday announced the addition of several new members to its Board of Trustees, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, who will help direct the school's educational and fiscal policies.

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Samsung Electronics revenue slides 8.4% after mismanaged Galaxy S6 launch

07/07/2015, 09:07 am

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday released its second-quarter earnings estimates, calling for significant drops in revenue and profits based on what one report claimed was a gross miscalculation of demand for the Galaxy S6 versus the S6 Edge.

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Apple Store at Queens Center in NYC to open on Saturday

07/07/2015, 08:07 am

Apple's highly anticipated retail store at the Queens Center shopping mall in New York City will open this Saturday, July 11, the company has revealed.

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Apple patent adds magnetic drive actuation to UK-style folding pin USB adapter

07/07/2015, 05:07 am

Continuing a seemingly never ending quest for smaller form factor products, Apple engineers dreamed up a compact folding pin USB adapter design with the convenience of push-button magnetic actuation, as detailed in a patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday.

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