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Apple's WWDC 2014 keynote video now streaming as OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8 betas seeded

06/02/2014, 05:06 pm

Following one of the most jam packed WWDC keynotes in recent memory, Apple has made the two-hour long presentation available on its website and issued developer preview versions of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8.

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Apple announces cheaper iCloud storage plans, Photos for Mac coming in early 2015

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

Apple's dedicated Photos application will be making the leap from iPhone and iPad to the Mac early next year, giving users the ability to view all of their pictures synced with iCloud, which will also see a price cut with new, cheaper cloud storage plans.

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Dr. Dre makes Apple debut at WWDC, helps showcase iPhone calling support in OS X Yosemite

06/02/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple's latest high-profile hire, rapper and entrepreneur Dr. Dre, made his grand debut at the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday on the receiving end a phone call from Apple software chief Craig Federighi.

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Last minute leaks suggest Apple will discuss CarPlay, WebKit at WWDC keynote

06/02/2014, 11:06 am

With just hours to go before Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, two of the company's talking points may have been revealed after new Apple code appeared in the open-source WebKit project and cars were spotted on display in the Moscone Center.

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Apple Events channel now available on Apple TV for WWDC keynote stream

06/02/2014, 08:06 am

With only a few hours to go before Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote, where the company is expected to unveil iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, the "Apple Events" channel for streaming the presentation is now available on Apple TV.

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WWDC 2014 preview: Apple's interest in home, health & headphones

05/31/2014, 02:05 pm

Apple has been relatively quiet since late last year, and the company is expected to break the silence with a bang by unveiling a slew of new initiatives at this year's edition of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. AppleInsider takes a look at what could be in the cards when Tim Cook takes the stage on Monday.

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Apple officially appoints new CFO Luca Maestri as Peter Oppenheimer transitions out

05/30/2014, 11:05 pm

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Apple announced it officially appointed Luca Maestri as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on May 29. Maestri succeeds longtime finance chief Peter Oppenheimer.

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Longtime Apple PR head Katie Cotton officially retires

05/30/2014, 08:05 pm

Friday marks the last day of work for Apple's longtime PR chief Katie Cotton. After spending 18 years in Cupertino, much of it as a handler for late cofounder Steve Jobs, the company's vice president of worldwide corporate communications will step down to spend more time with her family.

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Steve Ballmer outbids group including Laurene Powell Jobs for ownership of LA Clippers

05/30/2014, 09:05 am

Team Microsoft bested Team Apple on a different kind of financial battlefield this week, as former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer is said to have outbid a group including Laurene Powell Jobs -- the widow of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs -- for the rights to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA.

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Microsoft's smartwatch to be compatible with iOS and Android, may launch this summer

05/29/2014, 11:05 pm

Over one year after word of a Microsoft-built smartwatch first surfaced, a report on Thursday says the Redmond, Wash. company's offering will be compatible not only with its own Windows Phone, but also Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

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Japan Apple Store to feature eco-friendly 'green curtain' for heat control

05/29/2014, 08:05 pm

When Apple's latest store opens in Tokyo, Japan, it will feature a style of eco-friendly architecture the company has never before used at a retail outlet: foliage.

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Apple's paid less than $500M for Beats Music, $2.5B for Beats Electronics

05/29/2014, 07:05 pm

As part of its $3 billion acquisition of Beats, Apple is paying less than $500 million for the Beats Music streaming service and more than $2.5 billion for the firm's hardware arm, one report says.

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Apple touts progress in sourcing conflict-free minerals

05/29/2014, 05:05 pm

In a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Apple details its conflict free minerals program that looks to push human rights on smelters and refiners by removing unaudited firms from its massive supply chain.

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Apple's massive $3B bet on Beats a sure thing compared to all-in gamble on NeXT in 1996

05/29/2014, 02:05 pm

Apple's recently-confirmed $3 billion purchase of headphone maker and streaming music provider Beats may be the largest cash outlay in its history, but it's far from the Cupertino company's biggest bet on an acquisition.

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Future EarPods may use sensors to detect users' ears, control noise cancellation and music playback

05/29/2014, 06:05 am

In the shadow of Apple's recent acquisition of Beats Electronics, known for its aftermarket headphone hardware, a pair of Apple patent filings published on Thursday show an earbud design that can detect user's presence based on data from onboard sensors.

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Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine go in-depth on Apple's Beats acquisition and future plans

05/29/2014, 12:05 am

Speaking at the Code Conference on Wednesday, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue and Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine offered a peek behind the curtain of Apple's $3 billion deal covering everything from subscription music services to future hardware.

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Apple rumored to debut cheaper iMac and 8GB iPhone 5s at WWDC [update: nope]

05/28/2014, 08:05 pm

With Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference coming up next week, pundits are speculating on hardware the company may introduce in its first major media gathering of the year. One well-informed analyst believes the stars of the show will be a cheaper iMac and maybe an 8GB iPhone 5s.

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Beats parts ways with design firm after Apple acquisition

05/28/2014, 08:05 pm

Ammunition, the design studio responsible for Beats Electronics' iconic hardware styling, announced on Wednesday that it will transition away from the company in the coming months as new owner Apple takes over.

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Apple's Cook says Beats buy provides head start in subscription-based music streaming

05/28/2014, 06:05 pm

In an interview explaining Apple's purchase of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, CEO Tim Cook looks toward expanding the iTunes business model and building future products co-designed by the two companies.

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Apple's Eddy Cue to join Beats' Jimmy Iovine on stage at Code Conference panel

05/28/2014, 05:05 pm

After Apple announced its purchase of Beats Electronics and Beats Music on Wednesday, iTunes chief Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine have been scheduled to talk at Re/code's Code Conference later today.

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