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Review: GoPro Hero 4 Black brings high frame rates to high-resolution video

10/27/2014, 01:10 pm

With this year's new Hero 4 Black camera, GoPro introduced a top-notch ruggedized device capable of shooting 1080p at an astounding 120 frames per second and 4K video up to 30 frames per second. But coming in at $499 without remote, is the latest GoPro worth the price of admission?

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Fitbit unveils new Charge, Charge HR & Surge digital fitness trackers

10/27/2014, 12:10 pm

Fitbit on Monday gave fitness buffs three new options for wrist-worn activity trackers, introducing the Charge and Charge HR --spiritual successors to the Fitbit Force -- alongside the Fitbit Surge, which the company is calling a "fitness super watch."

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says privacy talks with Chinese government were 'very open'

10/24/2014, 08:10 am

Tim Cook's tour of China continues with another interview with local media, this time with the Apple CEO telling users in the country that he had "very open" discussions on privacy and security with the Chinese government, following a series of attacks in the country targeting Apple users.

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Former Apple exec Ron Johnson wants to make online shopping personal with new startup 'Enjoy'

10/23/2014, 09:10 pm

Ron Johnson, Apple's former head of retail widely recognized as spearheading the Apple Store initiative, took the wraps off a startup called Enjoy, which seeks to aid shoppers making online purchases.

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Apple says its 'ambitious' sapphire manufacturing process is 'not ready for production'

10/23/2014, 01:10 pm

Following the news that GT Advanced Technologies will spend up to four years paying back Apple's $439 million prepayment, Apple has revealed that the two companies were working on a new method of manufacturing sapphire that never actually went into production.

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GT Advanced to exit sapphire production business, Apple to recover $439M prepayment over 4 years

10/23/2014, 09:10 am

Closing the book on its short-lived supplier agreement with Apple, GT Advanced Technologies announced on Thursday that its finalized settlement will see the company exit the sapphire production business, and spend the next four years paying back -- interest free -- the $439 million prepayment it received from Apple.

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Christian Bale confirmed to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic, to start shooting soon

10/23/2014, 06:10 am

In a Bloomberg Television interview with Emily Chang, Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed Christian Bale will play Apple cofounder Steve Jobs in a forthcoming feature film based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late tech guru.

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Apple to build 25 new Apple Stores in China in two years

10/23/2014, 04:10 am

Speaking to a Chinese media on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is planning to open 25 retail locations over the next two years, putting a number on previous promises to triple Apple's footprint in the country.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Foxconn iPhone factory on China 'road trip'

10/22/2014, 09:10 pm

As part of what he calls a "road trip" to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday tweeted out a photo of himself sitting with a Foxconn worker putting the finishing touches on a new iPhone 6 model.

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Apple to drop SSL 3.0 support for push notifications on Oct. 29 due to POODLE vulnerability

10/22/2014, 09:10 pm

In response to a recently discovered vulnerability with SSL version 3.0, Apple on Wednesday announced through its developer website that it will be removing support for the protocol on its Apple Push Notification server.

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Rare working Apple I goes for record-smashing $905,000 at auction

10/22/2014, 07:10 pm

One of only 50 known surviving Apple 1 computers was sold at an auction on Wednesday, with the nearly 40-year-old machine crushing expectations to fetch a record-breaking $905,000.

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Apple avoids $94M patent infringement suit leveled by patent troll GPNE

10/22/2014, 07:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday came out unscathed from a patent suit leveled by non-practicing entity GPNE, which claimed the Cupertino tech giant infringed on mobile technology properties with its iPhone and iPad products.

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Leak suggests new Fitbit Surge smartwatch will best Apple Watch by integrating GPS

10/22/2014, 02:10 pm

Newly leaked marketing materials suggest Fitbit may be on the verge of releasing a new fitness-focused smartwatch with a heart rate sensor as well as integrated GPS, the latter of which the upcoming Apple Watch will not feature without tethering to an iPhone.

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Hacks targeting Chinese iCloud users prompt Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet China's vice premier

10/22/2014, 09:10 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly traveled to Beijing to meet with the vice premier of China to discuss protecting user data, a meeting prompted by recent hacks targeting iCloud users in the country.

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Apple's Maps Connect portal lets local businesses create, add details to listings

10/21/2014, 08:10 pm

In a continued effort to make Apple Maps more accurate, Apple on Tuesday launched a new Web portal called "Maps Connect" to let local businesses add information directly into the mapping services.

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Apple leadership awarded restricted stock unit bonus currently worth $19M

10/21/2014, 07:10 pm

Eight Apple executives last week were awarded identical bonuses in the form of conditional RSUs worth over $19.6 million at the stock's current price, according to a U.S. SEC filing.

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Apple spent $1M on lobbying US government in Q3, focused on health, data privacy, more

10/21/2014, 06:10 pm

According to a recently filed disclosure, Apple spent a little over $1 million over the third quarter on lobbying issues like consumer health data, safe driving, e-books and data privacy, among others.

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GT Advanced reaches bankruptcy deal with Apple, will sell off more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces to pay debt

10/21/2014, 05:10 pm

As part of its plan to "wind down" sapphire production operations after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GT Advanced Technologies will reportedly sell more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces to pay off an outstanding debt to Apple.

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Hackers targeting Apple iCloud users in mainland China with 'massive' attack

10/21/2014, 12:10 pm

Hackers have reportedly begun targeting iCloud users in mainland China, utilizing a so-called "man-in-the-middle" approach in an attempt to steal user information, with one group accusing the Chinese government itself of perpetrating the attack.

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Apple's patented iPhone-based CarPlay remote starts cars, performs high-level functions

10/21/2014, 04:10 am

An Apple patent published on Tuesday could foreshadow future CarPlay functionality that allows users to unlocks car doors, start the engine and perform other automated tasks based on a user's proximity to their vehicle.

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