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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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Authors Guild, Barnes & Noble, others file brief supporting Apple in Supreme Court appeal of e-book antitrust case

12/03/2015, 11:12 am

Several organizations -- the Authors Guild, Authors United, Barnes & Noble, and the American Booksellers Association -- have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, backing Apple in its attempt to appeal a 2013 antitrust case over e-book deals.

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For 14th year in a row, Apple achieves perfect score in Human Rights Campaign's LGBT rankings

12/03/2015, 09:12 am

Apple and 20 other tech companies achieved perfect scores on this year's Corporate Equality Index, a Human Rights Campaign project ranking US companies on their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered workers.

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Apple invents woven fabric displays for Apple Watch bands, iPod loops, more

12/03/2015, 06:12 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application describing a method by which light-transmissive materials like nylon are interwoven into conventional textiles, literally creating a woven display for use with devices like Apple Watch.

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Apple investigating 3D color printer technology

12/03/2015, 05:12 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday reveals research on efficient and cost-effective full color 3D printing which, if marketed by Apple, would take rapid prototyping technology mainstream.

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YouTube reportedly seeks to license TV shows and movies for Red subscription service

12/03/2015, 12:12 am

YouTube is said to be seeking out licensing deals for television shows and movies as it fortifies its position in an online video arms race with competitors Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, a sector Apple could wade into next year with a rumored over-the-top streaming service.

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