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Apple Pay decals begin arriving with supporting merchants

03/26/2015, 02:03 pm

Vendors who accept Apple Pay can advertise their support with new decal stickers supplied by Apple itself, which began arriving in the mail for merchants on Thursday.

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Apple's new spaceship campus might be named after Steve Jobs, Tim Cook says

03/26/2015, 12:03 pm

While late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs's office remains in situ at the company's Infinite Loop headquarters, a more impressive memorial may be in the works as current chief executive Tim Cook has indicated his desire to name all or part of the new spaceship campus after Jobs.

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Angela Ahrendts was swayed to Apple retail by instant personal connection with Tim Cook

03/26/2015, 10:03 am

Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts chose to leave the British fashion house for Apple largely because of the opportunity to work with Tim Cook, she hinted in a recent interview, choosing to serve alongside the Apple chief executive as he reshapes the company.

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Apple acquires big data analytics firm Acunu

03/25/2015, 11:03 pm

Apple appears to have acquired London-based big data analytics firm Acunu, which previously marketed an eponymous real-time analytics platform that boasted high-velocity ingests and compatibility with Cassandra databases.

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Apple, U.S. tech giants call for government spying reform in open letter to Congress

03/25/2015, 07:03 pm

A number of powerful tech companies sent an open letter to Congress, President Barack Obama and other government agencies on Wednesday, arguing for drastic change in the nation's surveillance laws that currently allow for bulk consumer data collection.

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Facebook announces Messenger API, spherical videos & more at F8 conference

03/25/2015, 03:03 pm

Facebook on Wednesday made a series of announcements at its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco, revealing plans to make Messenger a platform, and improve other aspects of its social network with functions like Share Sheets, spherical videos, and an embeddable video player.

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Apple's Japanese R&D facility confirmed for Yokohama with 2016 completion date

03/25/2015, 09:03 am

An Apple research and development facility promised by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been formally announced by the mayor of Yokohama, and is due to be completed sometime in 2016.

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Apple Campus 2 recycled water project set for final approval [u]

03/24/2015, 10:03 pm

Apple, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the city of Sunnyvale and the California Water Service Company may soon break ground on a joint $17.5 million project that will pipe recycled water into Cupertino and Apple's sprawling Campus 2 headquarters.

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Apple buys flexible, fast database software firm FoundationDB with eye on the cloud

03/24/2015, 06:03 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Apple recently purchased FoundationDB, a database software company that touts fast speeds via a durable and scalable NoSQL, ACID-compliant architecture.

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Site cleared for Apple's new flagship retail store at San Francisco's Union Square

03/24/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple's efforts to build a large new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco have nearly completed the demolition of the existing building on the site, where little remains apart from a concrete foundation, steps and a folk art fountain that will be relocated as part of the construction project.

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Magzet aims to bring MagSafe-like functionality to 3.5mm audio jacks

03/24/2015, 10:03 am

Anyone who has ever had their headphones yanked off their head after getting the cord caught on a doorknob or dealt with a loose plug from from too many insertion cycles will appreciate the idea behind Magzet, a new adapter that adds MagSafe-like functionality to the audio jack.

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Highly anticipated 'Becoming Steve Jobs' biography now available

03/24/2015, 07:03 am

The hotly anticipated biography "Becoming Steve Jobs" debuted on Tuesday to set the record straight on Apple's cofounder and upon launch rocketed to the No. 1 spot on Amazon's Rich & Famous Biographies list.

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Apple location sharing patent could bring path tracking to Find My Friends

03/24/2015, 05:03 am

Apple's current Find My Friends app lets iPhone and iPad users spot acquaintances on a map, but an invention detailed on Tuesday takes things to a whole new level with path tracking and route following.

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Italian prosecutors complete probe into Apple over $964M in unpaid taxes, could pave way for trial

03/23/2015, 09:03 pm

Apple could potentially face trial in Italy after prosecutors there recently finished a probe into claims that the company's crafty accounting led to more than 879 million euros ($964 million) in unpaid corporate taxes.

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Apple's mystery vans are so popular, people are making fake ones

03/23/2015, 01:03 pm

While Apple's radar- and camera-equipped minivans are being spotted with increasing frequency around the U.S., a new sighting this week in Germany served up an interesting twist: a Dodge Caravan that looks like one of Apple's vehicles, except it's a fake.

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Apple opens up for new Steve Jobs biography to shape co-founder's public image

03/23/2015, 09:03 am

Apple executives like CEO Tim Cook were willing to participate in interviews for the new biography Becoming Steve Jobs because of the main author's connections to Jobs, and because the company wants to influence its co-founder's public image, according to an official spokesman.

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Google News buries news of Google's FTC investigation under Daniel Lyons fluff [updated with response]

03/22/2015, 11:03 pm

After the embarrassing leak of a U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigation that described how Google shifted around its search results to harm competition, Google News has shifted its search results to harm journalism, promoting instead a fluff piece glorifying Google, written by Daniel Lyons [updated with response from Lyons].

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple's ambitious TV plans, Campus 2 by drone, AAPL joins DJIA, more

03/22/2015, 04:03 pm

Last week began with AppleInsider taking a fresh aerial tour of Apple's Campus 2, and later saw important news emerging on the company's TV plans, including harbingers of a streaming service and a redesigned Apple TV set-top. We also reviewied the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch, and took a look at the cars owned by Apple's executives.

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Apple Inc Campus 2 Spaceship Ring tops out cafeteria segment (video)

03/21/2015, 05:03 am

The grand, expansive dining area portal of the center "Spaceship" Ring in Apple's Campus 2 mega-project has reached its ceiling, with a steel structure now only barely visible over the construction barrier from the street, but clearly discernible from the air.

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Steve Jobs told Disney's Bob Iger about cancer recurrence 30 minutes before Pixar deal

03/20/2015, 08:03 pm

An upcoming book reveals Steve Jobs informed Disney boss Bob Iger in 2006 that his cancer had returned, a secret Iger kept for three years until the information went public.

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