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MythBusters explain the science behind Corning's new shatter-resistant Gorilla Glass 4

11/24/2014, 03:11 pm

Discovery Channel's Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage walked through some of the advances made by manufacturer Corning in the latest version of its popular Gorilla Glass line used in Apple's iPhone.

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Apple reveals Black Friday partnership with Product (RED) for gift card sale

11/24/2014, 12:11 pm

Shoppers that purchase some of Apple's most popular products on Friday will also receive a Product (RED) gift card that can be used on the U.S. iTunes Store, Mac App Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.

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Samsung considering shakeup of mobile division in response to sagging profits, sales

11/24/2014, 09:11 am

With Samsung's profits plummeting last quarter and sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 coming well short of expectations, the South Korean electronics giant is said to be considering changes in its executive team, particularly among the mobile division that competes with Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Macintosh pirate flag reincarnated as art, for sale by original designer Susan Kare

11/21/2014, 09:11 pm

Former Apple designer Susan Kare, who created famously distinct icons for the original Macintosh operating system, is selling through her online shop reproductions of the pirate flag that flew over the Mac team's building in 1983.

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Judge approves Apple's $450 million e-book settlement

11/21/2014, 04:11 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Friday accepted Apple's $450 million proposal to settle a class action lawsuit regarding e-book price fixing leveled by 33 states and territories.

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Manual iCloud.com photo uploads now available to all Apple users

11/21/2014, 02:11 pm

After spending a few weeks in developer-only beta testing, the new iCloud.com photo uploading feature is now available on the Web to all Apple users with iCloud accounts.

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Apple officially begins selling automated iAds in bid to boost mobile advertising business

11/21/2014, 12:11 pm

Apple and a series of partners officially announced on Friday that the iAd network is now accepting "programmatic" mobile advertisement purchases, in a change that brings Apple in-line with other ad services.

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Square plans to begin accepting Apple Pay with new NFC-compatible hardware in 2015

11/21/2014, 11:11 am

Though many viewed them as competitors, Square and Apple Pay will link up in 2015, as the point-of-sale service is working on a new cash register that will accept Apple's NFC-based payment system.

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Existing Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much, didn't diversify enough

11/21/2014, 09:11 am

In the wake of the collapse of sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies, longtime members of Apple's supply chain have characterized the iPhone maker as a tough but fair partner who offers component makers a chance at success, provided they take proper precautions.

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Apple adds new languages to iWork for iCloud, including Spanish, German, French & Chinese

11/21/2014, 08:11 am

Apple's Web-based iWork suite was updated Friday with new languages for Pages, Numbers and Keynote, expanding international support for the beta iCloud productivity apps.

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Google to settle patent suit leveled by Apple-backed Rockstar consortium

11/20/2014, 07:11 pm

A court filing this week suggests Google has agreed to settle a patent dispute leveled by the Rockstar consortium, of which Apple is a major investor, suggesting the end is in sight for this particular lawsuit.

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Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount on AirPlay speaker

11/20/2014, 01:11 pm

Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apple's iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome AirPlay-compatible speaker.

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Corning launches 2X harder Gorilla Glass 4 with improved drop damage resistance

11/20/2014, 10:11 am

Apple supplier Corning on Thursday took the wraps off of its next-generation Gorilla Glass 4, which the company says is up to two times harder than competing glasses used in existing smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

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Foxconn investing $2.6B into new display factory that will exclusively supply Apple

11/20/2014, 08:11 am

Foxconn's Innolux will build a new $2.6 billion sixth-generation plant in Southern Taiwan to supply displays exclusively to Apple, after the iPhone maker made an "urgent" request, it was announced on Thursday.

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Sony drops out of Steve Jobs movie, Universal rumored to take over

11/19/2014, 10:11 pm

In a surprising turn of events, Sony is reportedly no longer attached to the upcoming Steve Jobs movie penned by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin and based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the tech guru.

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Apple continues to enhance Maps app with new business listings providers

11/19/2014, 09:11 pm

After Apple's Maps app launched to negative reviews in 2012, the company has actively taken steps to enhance the fledgling navigation service, the latest effort being the addition of listings data from at least ten new companies.

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Details of GT Advanced implosion emerge in Apple letter to creditors

11/19/2014, 07:11 pm

Following bankruptcy court filings that seek to postpone Apple's settlement agreement with GT Advanced, a report on Wednesday reveals inside details on why the ambitious sapphire production project went south.

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GT Advanced creditors investigating Apple settlement, call for approval extension

11/19/2014, 06:11 pm

Creditors backing GT Advanced Technologies have successfully pushed back an approval date for the company's settlement with Apple, saying an investigation will determine whether the sapphire maker was given short shrift in the agreement.

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Walmart to start Black Friday sales a week early with special offers on Apple's iPad Air 2, iPhone 6

11/19/2014, 03:11 pm

Walmart plans to get the jump on Black Friday this year with a sales event one week early featuring gift-card-based sales and discounts on a wide range of items, including Apple's new iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6.

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Apple earns 100% score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for 13th year in a row

11/19/2014, 12:11 pm

The Human Rights Campaign this week published its annual Corporate Equality Index rankings rating American workplaces on LGBT equality, and Apple once again earned a score of 100 percent, achieving a perfect ranking for the 13th straight year.

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