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Former iTunes engineer says Apple wanted to block '100% of non-iTunes clients'

12/12/2014, 07:12 pm

A former Apple engineer appeared in court on Friday as the final witness of an antitrust case involving the iPod and iTunes ecosystem, saying he worked on an internal project meant to box out competing digital stores and media players.

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Online Apple Store now accepts PayPal payments in US and UK

12/11/2014, 09:12 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its digital storefront to include PayPal as a valid method of making purchases, expanding customer options beyond credit and debit cards for the first time.

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Contract workers invade Apple campus demanding better pay and working conditions

12/11/2014, 07:12 pm

A group of more than 100 protestors, including civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, convened at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., campus on Thursday to protest treatment of Silicon Valley contract labor and deliver a petition calling on the tech giant to set a trend toward reform.

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Leaked Sony emails reveal possible shooting locations for Steve Jobs biopic, hint at storyline

12/11/2014, 07:12 pm

Fallout from a massive Sony Pictures hack continues to provide nuggets of information about an upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, the latest being emails from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher, who was previously slated to direct the movie.

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Rare working Apple-1 originally sold by Steve Jobs auctioned off for $365K

12/11/2014, 06:12 pm

A vintage Apple-1 computer with documentation proving it was sold directly by late tech guru Steve Jobs for $600 in 1976 brought in $365,000 when the hammer fell at a New York auction on Thursday, falling short of estimates.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook wins 'Person of the Year' honor from London's Financial Times

12/11/2014, 12:12 pm

For leading Apple to continued financial success, introducing buzzworthy new product categories, and putting morals over profits, Tim Cook has been named "Person of the Year" by economic-focused newspaper the Financial Times.

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How to manage your iCloud storage and backups

12/11/2014, 09:12 am

Apple understands that device backups are only useful when the process is automatic and done regularly, which is why the feature is baked into iOS and handled by iCloud.

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Square merchants in the US post sales of $100M in a single day

12/10/2014, 01:12 pm

Small businesses using Square's popular iPhone- and iPad-connected credit card readers combined to sell more than $100 million worth of goods and services in a single day, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Nokia confirms Here maps will return to iOS next year

12/10/2014, 12:12 pm

Finnish telecommunications company Nokia on Wednesday announced that it would bring its Here mapping service --which has not appeared in native form on Apple devices in nearly a year --back to iOS with a new standalone app in early 2015.

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Time's Person of the Year honor goes to 'the Ebola fighters,' not Apple CEO Tim Cook

12/10/2014, 11:12 am

Apple's chief executive was among those spurned by Time Magazine on Wednesday as the publication announced that the 2014 Person of the Year edition will not feature a single person, but instead pay homage to the healthcare workers fighting Ebola in Africa.

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PC makers may beat Apple to the punch with new 'fingerprint ID' sensors built into notebook touchpads

12/10/2014, 10:12 am

While Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensors remain limited to the latest iPhone and iPad models and have yet to appear in any Mac hardware, Synaptics announced on Wednesday that its new SecurePad fingerprint scanning hardware is now available to notebook PC makers.

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Bose products return to Online Apple Store in time for holiday shopping

12/10/2014, 01:12 am

Two months after Apple abruptly removed Bose products from its online and brick-and-mortar stores, the devices are slowly showing up as in stock and ready to ship, just in time for the holidays.

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Apple lawyers say media only wants to show a 'dead man' in request for Steve Jobs deposition

12/09/2014, 09:12 pm

Attorneys representing Apple in the company's fight against an iPod iTunes antitrust class-action lawsuit suggested in court on Tuesday that media requests to unseal Steve Jobs' videotaped testimony are petty at best.

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'iPod iTunes' antitrust case to continue on back of new lead plaintiff

12/09/2014, 06:12 pm

After veering toward dismissal with eliminations of the two named plaintiffs, an iPod-iTunes antitrust lawsuit gained new life of Tuesday as a new plaintiff emerged to represent a class of 8 million iPod buyers.

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Tim Cook meets with Rev. Jesse Jackson to discuss corporate diversity

12/09/2014, 04:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson on Monday to talk about a range of topics, including the company's ongoing initiative to create a more diverse tech industry.

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Jeff Daniels linked to troubled Steve Jobs biopic, Sony leak shows Sorkin wanted Tom Cruise for lead role [u]

12/09/2014, 02:12 pm

"Newsroom" star Jeff Daniels looks likely to play former Apple CEO John Sculley in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic, a Tuesday report said, as director Danny Boyle is said to have Daniels at the top of his list for the role.

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Apple to add 7th NYC store next year with new Brooklyn location

12/09/2014, 09:12 am

Brooklyn will reportedly become the third of New York City's five boroughs to house an Apple retail store, with the Cupertino company expected to open a 20,000 square foot outlet there in April of next year.

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Major news outlets seek permission to broadcast Steve Jobs deposition in iTunes antitrust suit

12/09/2014, 08:12 am

Three major news organizations have filed a motion to release footage of a deposition from Steve Jobs shown in court last week, citing "substantial public interest" in rare footage of the late Apple co-founder.

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Apple to build major new R&D facility in Japan, prime minister reveals

12/09/2014, 07:12 am

Apple is on the verge of announcing a 'cutting-edge' new research and development center located in Japan, the nation's prime minister revealed on Tuesday.

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Apple's first patent reassignment from PrimeSense buy hints at 3D mapping on Apple TV, iPhone

12/09/2014, 06:12 am

Apple on Tuesday was assigned patent rights to a projection-based 3D mapping solution won from its acquisition of Israeli company PrimeSense, suggesting the company is moving forward on development of advanced body gesture control for Mac, Apple TV and possibly iOS.

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