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Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet & Aaron Sorkin pick up Golden Globe nominations for 'Steve Jobs'

12/10/2015, 03:12 pm

Three of the key players in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic -- actors Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, along with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin -- were officially selected as nominees for this year's Golden Globes on Thursday.

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GoPro brings camera controls to Apple Watch, teases 'Karma' drone for 2016

12/10/2015, 10:12 am

Action-cam maker GoPro will now let Apple Watch owners control their cameras from their wrist. Meanwhile, the company is teasing its first-ever drone -- officially called the Karma -- due to ship in 2016.

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Apple invention uses self-healing elastomers to weatherproof iPhone connectors, audio jack

12/10/2015, 05:12 am

An Apple patent application on Thursday suggests a method of portable device weatherproofing that buries sensitive electrical device contacts beneath a layer of self-healing elastomer, allowing connectors to penetrate without leaving lasting aesthetic or structural damage.

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Walmart launches QR code mobile payment system to rival Apple Pay

12/10/2015, 02:12 am

Walmart on Wednesday announced it will be entering the mobile payments business with a branded system called Walmart Pay, a direct competitor to existing solutions from the likes of Apple, Alphabet and Samsung.

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Cook says Apple won't race Google to bottom of education market, calls Chromebooks 'test machines'

12/09/2015, 07:12 pm

At an Hour of Code educational coding session in New York on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is interested in building powerful, meaningful products for students and teachers, not inexpensive "test machines" like Google's Chromebook.

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Apple's Tim Cook talks LGBT rights, Syrian refugees in accepting 'Ripple of Hope' award

12/09/2015, 03:12 pm

On Tuesday night, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook formally accepted his "Ripple of Hope" award from the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization, speaking for almost 12 minutes on a variety of hot-button issues.

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Amazon announces integrated add-on subscriptions for Prime Video viewers

12/08/2015, 05:12 pm

Amazon on Tuesday unveiled the Streaming Partners Program, which -- at extra cost -- will allow Prime Video subscribers to add streaming services that are normally hosted separately.

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Apple to open its 28th store in China on Dec. 12 in Nanning

12/08/2015, 11:12 am

Apple is set to launch a new Chinese Apple Store on Saturday, Dec. 12 in the southern city of Nanning, situated in Guangxi province.

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Apple Stores expand high-end audio offering with Devialet Phantom 'implosive' speakers

12/08/2015, 09:12 am

High-end French audio firm Devialet on Tuesday announced immediate availability of its highly acclaimed, just-under-$2,000 Phantom Implosive Sound Center at select U.S. Apple Stores, with wide availability to follow in 2016.

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Apple to invest $13M in Sacramento campus expansion, generate thousands of jobs

12/07/2015, 10:12 pm

Apple is making preparations to transform a large warehouse at its Elk Grove campus in Sacramento, Calif., into a logistics center, a move that city officials estimate could generate several thousand new jobs.

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Apple to end One to One Group Training on Dec. 17, launch streamlined reservation page

12/07/2015, 06:12 pm

After phasing out One to One personal training memberships earlier this year, Apple is slowly winding down services for existing members, recently announcing an end to Group Training and reservation page tweaks.

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Apple supplier TSMC to set up $3B independent factory in mainland China

12/07/2015, 12:12 pm

Taiwan-based Apple supplier TSMC on Monday announced plans to launch a $3 billion chip production factory in Nanjing, China, forgoing the help of any local corporate partners.

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Apple's Craig Federighi talks Hour of Code, dismisses findings on value of educational tech spending

12/07/2015, 10:12 am

Apple's senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, promoted the company's participation in Code.org's annual Hour of Code events in a Monday interview, while downplaying suggestions that school spending on technology hasn't provided any meaningful advantages over regular education.

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Ginza Apple Store calls off promotional event in wake of bomb threat

12/07/2015, 08:12 am

The Ginza Apple Store in Tokyo was forced to cancel an event on Sunday following the delivery of an anonymous letter, which threatened a bombing unless the event was called off.

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This week on AppleInsider: Samsung pays out, 4-inch iPhone rumors, World AIDS Day & more

12/05/2015, 04:12 am

The aftermath of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday kept news relatively quiet, but rumors of a new 4-inch iPhone persisted, and Samsung finally agreed to pay out $548 million to Apple -- with conditions.

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IBM Swift Sandbox lets you test Apple's newly open-source programming language in your browser

12/04/2015, 01:12 pm

Just hours after Apple made its Swift programming language open source, IBM has introduced a new, simple, and free browser-based way for developers to get started writing code.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 2016 iPhone & MacBook rumors, Apple Watch gripes, open source Swift, more

12/04/2015, 08:12 am

A flurry of hardware rumors was at the core of this week's AppleInsider podcast, which discussed Apple's potential axing of iPhone's 3.5mm headphone jack, an oft-speculated return to the 4-inch smartphone format and hearsay about a 15-inch MacBook Air.

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Samsung agrees to pay Apple $548M in patent row

12/04/2015, 03:12 am

After years of trials, retrials and appeals galore, Samsung on Thursday said it has agreed to pay Apple $548 million for infringing on the Cupertino, Calif., company's patents.

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Apple promotion offers $60 iTunes gift card with Beats headphones purchase

12/04/2015, 03:12 am

Apple on Thursday kicked off a Beats hardware promotion to entice users to sign up for Apple Music subscriptions, giving away $60 iTunes gift cards with the purchase of most headphone and speaker models.

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Apple's Federighi positions open-sourced Swift as 'primary,' scalable programming language

12/03/2015, 05:12 pm

Apple has grand ambitions for its newly open-sourced Swift programming language, senior Software VP Craig Federighi suggested in a Thursday interview, including making it a "front to back" development option.

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