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Tablets expected to make up 75% of the mobile computing market by 2017

02/06/2014, 10:02 am

Traditional notebook PCs are expected to be outsold by tablets three-to-one within the next three years, less than a decade after Apple kicked off the post-PC revolution with the iPad.

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Apple, Imagination Technologies extend iPhone, iPad graphics chip license pact

02/06/2014, 07:02 am

British semiconductor design firm Imagination Technologies, whose PowerVR graphics processors are a key component of Apple's iOS devices, on Thursday announced an extension of its multi-year licensing agreement with the Cupertino company.

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Apple invents enhanced autocorrect tool and automated language input selection

02/06/2014, 07:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a pair of Apple patent filings, one describing a unique autocorrect system and another detailing a method in which a message's keyboard language is automatically selected based on contextual cues.

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Apple intensifies research into quantum dot-enhanced displays

02/06/2014, 05:02 am

A trio of patent applications published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveal Apple is conducting in-depth research into quantum dot-enhanced electronic device displays.

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Apple confirms first Brazilian Apple Store to open on Feb. 15

02/06/2014, 05:02 am

Apple on Thursday announced through its website that the first official Brazilian Apple Store will open on Feb. 15 in Rio de Janeiro's famous Barra de Tijuaca neighborhood.

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Apple snips down iPhone 5s footage from Burberry fashion show for new video

02/05/2014, 08:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday posted to its YouTube page a short 30-second clip containing footage from Burberry fashion show, with the video's length suggesting the company will use it as a broadcast ad spot.

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Hit with another $2B damage claim, Apple joins Google in pressing Supreme Court to curb patent abuse

02/05/2014, 09:02 am

As Apple prepares to defend itself against a multi-billion dollar patent infringement claim in Europe, the company has aligned with rival Google in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow stiffer penalties for patent trolls who bring frivolous lawsuits.

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Apple and Samsung furnish list of accused devices, patents for upcoming trial

02/05/2014, 12:02 am

Ahead of Apple and Samsung's two-way California patent trial, the two companies on Tuesday filed final narrowed lists of patents and products both sides are accusing the other of infringing.

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Turkish president wants Apple to invest R&D capital, offers tax incentives

02/04/2014, 10:02 pm

During a high-level meeting on Tuesday, Turkish President Abdullah Gül called for Apple to invest in the state's growing technopark initiative, while CEO Tim Cook confirmed plans for a "unique" flagship Apple Store in Istanbul.

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Rumor: Apple hires 'sleep expert' from Philips Research for iWatch project

02/04/2014, 07:02 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Apple has made another hire for its so-called "iWatch" project, this time a sleep expert from Philips Research who could transform the wearable into proactive monitoring device.

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Apple continues fight to have antitrust monitor reined in, judges appear skeptical

02/04/2014, 05:02 pm

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday heard initial arguments from Apple regarding the stoppage of antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich's duties until while the court decides whether he should be removed altogether.

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Microsoft officially names Satya Nadella CEO, Bill Gates steps down as chairman

02/04/2014, 11:02 am

Veteran Microsoft executive Satya Nadella will immediately replace retiring CEO Steve Ballmer while company founder Bill Gates will relinquish his position as chairman to take on a more active, product-focused role, the company announced on Tuesday.

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Apple contributes $100M to Obama's ConnectED high-speed internet for education [u]

02/04/2014, 08:02 am

Apple has pledged $100 million in the form of iPads, desktop and laptop computers, and other educational tools to President Obama's ConnectED initiative that seeks to connect 99 percent of America's students to high-speed internet.

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Apple patents inductive charging pad with orientation-based device docking functions

02/04/2014, 04:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for switching docking functions, such as data syncing, diagnostics or charging, based on the orientation of a device while laying on an inductive charging pad.

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Apple posts behind the scenes video of '1.24.14' Mac ad

02/03/2014, 09:02 pm

After posting to its website a video celebrating the Mac's 30th anniversary, Apple on Monday put up a behind the scenes mini documentary chronicling the effort taken to coordinate a full day's worth of filmmaking in 15 locations across five continents.

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Tim Cook to visit Turkish president this week, may discuss $4B iPad deal

02/03/2014, 06:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet with Turkish President President Abdullah Gül on Tuesday local time, with rumors claiming the topic of discussion will be a potential iPad in education deal worth somewhere between $3 billion and $4 billion.

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States want Apple to pay at least $280M in e-books antitrust case, push for $840M

02/03/2014, 11:02 am

The state attorneys general suing Apple for price fixing are seeking $280 million in damages and will ask that the court order the award tripled to $840 million in advance of an upcoming damages trial, a new report says.

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Apple skips pricey Super Bowl ad, pays homage to 30 years of Mac via online movie shot using iPhones [u]

02/03/2014, 09:02 am

Despite rumors to the contrary, Apple on Sunday chose not to plunk down millions in order to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Mac during this year's Super Bowl, and instead released a short movie online that it composed entirely with its own consumer products.

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NYT: Apple looking into solar, wireless inductive charging for 'iWatch'

02/02/2014, 11:02 pm

A New York Times report published on Sunday claims inside knowledge of Apple's plans for the so-called "iWatch," saying the wearable device will incorporate inductive wireless charging, a curved display and possibly solar panels.

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Tim Cook meets with UAE prime minister, visits Apple resellers

02/02/2014, 05:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Sunday local time, where the two discussed various topics ranging from the region's burgeoning IT sector to education.

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