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Apple CEO Tim Cook 'outed' as gay by CNBC co-anchor

06/28/2014, 12:06 am

In a live TV segment of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Friday, co-anchor Simon Hobbs caused a kerfuffle when he inadvertently "outed" Apple CEO Tim Cook as being openly gay.

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Amazon said to be 'increasingly ruthless' in negotiations with UK publishers

06/27/2014, 09:06 am

Hachette is not the only imprint to find itself under Amazon's thumb as the online retailing giant has begun turning the heat up on smaller publishers in the U.K., demanding terms that one publishing executive likened to a "form of assisted suicide for the industry."

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Wall Street doesn't see Google's I/O announcements posing a threat to Apple's ecosystem

06/26/2014, 01:06 pm

Google this week announced a number of new products and services for phones, tablets, cars, TVs and more, all of which will compete with Apple. But after seeing Google's latest, Apple-watchers on Wall Street aren't concerned.

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Review: ioSafe 214 disaster-proof NAS packs in high-end features, unparalleled protection

06/26/2014, 03:06 am

Many companies are in the business of keeping data safe from digital threats like hackers and viruses, but few focus on the physical dangers of storing it on-site. ioSafe built its brand on so-called "disaster-proof" servers and the latest two-bay 214 model strikes the perfect balance of protection and price.

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Apple products return to Costco with deep discounts for iPhone and iPad

06/25/2014, 07:06 pm

A year and a half after Costco stopped selling Apple products through its brick-and-mortar and online stores, the discount wholesaler is now carrying current iPhone and iPad models at discounts up to $120 off retail pricing.

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(RED) explains away Bono's 'criticism' of Apple as 'faux outrage,' thanks company for support

06/25/2014, 05:06 pm

After singer Bono supposedly criticized Apple of overt modesty on Monday, the U2 frontman's (RED) AIDS relief foundation issued an explanation of the comments and thanked the Cupertino company for being its biggest supporter.

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Google announces Android Auto platform for cars, Android Wear devices for wrists

06/25/2014, 02:06 pm

Google is pushing for its Android platform to be omnipresent, with the unveiling of a the new voice-enabled Android Auto operating system, and new wrist-worn, fitness-tracking devices running the upcoming Android Wear platform.

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Supreme Court side with networks, rules that Aereo flouts copyright

06/25/2014, 11:06 am

Streaming video startup Aereo -- which sells "antenna subscriptions" that allow consumers to stream over-the-air television content to any Mac, iOS device or PC via their Internet connection -- is likely to shut down following a Supreme Court ruling that the company's business model violated federal copyright laws.

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European Commission to rule on Apple's Beats acquisition by July 30

06/25/2014, 09:06 am

Apple will know whether European antitrust authorities will clear its $3 billion deal for headphone maker Beats by the end of next month, paving the way for the acquisition to close before the end of Apple's 2014 fiscal year.

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Review: Henge Docks' Vertical Docking Station for Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display

06/25/2014, 03:06 am

Henge Docks on Tuesday finally announced availability of its Vertical Docking Station for Apple's 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, introducing a new metal alloy chassis, tweaked cable installation and more.

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Apple updates iWork for iCloud with persistent document settings, keyboard shortcut tips, more

06/24/2014, 05:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork for iCloud productivity suite with new functions that make switching between OS X, iOS and the cloud a less jarring experience.

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Google's Nest to open smart home platform, share data with developers including Google

06/24/2014, 02:06 am

Nest Labs, makers of the Nest Learning Thermostat and Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector, announced on Tuesday that it will be opening its smart home platform to third-party developers and partners, which includes parent company Google.

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Microsoft offers MacBook Air owners up to $650 in store credit to 'trade up' to Surface Pro 3

06/23/2014, 11:06 pm

In a trade-in program launched on Monday, Microsoft is again luring Apple device owners to make the switch to Windows by offering Surface Pro 3 buyers up to $650 in store credit for certain MacBook Air models.

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Apple joins NCWIT in push for gender balance in U.S. tech industry

06/23/2014, 07:06 pm

At the White House Summit on Working Families on Monday, the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), with which Apple is an alliance partner, announced an ambitious program to fast track 3,500 women into the U.S. tech industry by 2016.

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Apple's Ahrendts offers tips on transitioning to a new job in LinkedIn post

06/23/2014, 07:06 pm

Apple's newly hired SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts posted an article to LinkedIn on Monday, offering advice to those transitioning to new jobs, just as she did recently in joining Apple.

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Microsoft follows Apple's lead, slashes pricing for OneDrive cloud storage

06/23/2014, 03:06 pm

The latest shot in the cloud storage wars came on Monday from Microsoft, which announced a restructuring of its OneDrive offering that will more than double users' base storage allowance, as the software giant reacts to recent price cuts from rivals Apple and Google.

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Bono criticizes Apple for being 'annoyingly quiet' about raising $75M for fight against AIDS

06/23/2014, 03:06 pm

U2 frontman Bono appeared onstage for an interview this weekend at the Cannes Lions festival with Apple designer Jony Ive, and while the two spoke of their successful history together in raising money for The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Bono did take the opportunity to criticize the company for downplaying its role.

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Prague to host Apple's first retail presence in former Eastern Bloc - report

06/23/2014, 11:06 am

Apple will open a new store-within-a-store branch in the Czech capital later this week, according to a Monday report, marking Apple's first brick and mortar foray into Eastern European retail.

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Google focuses on fashion with new Glass frames from designer Diane von Furstenberg

06/23/2014, 09:06 am

Fashion-conscious early adopters of Google's Glass hardware now have more stylish options for sporting the augmented reality headgear, as a series of frames designed in collaboration with fashion legend Diane von Furstenberg have been released by the search giant.

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Microsoft to retire older Skype for Mac versions, force mandatory upgrades

06/21/2014, 04:06 am

Microsoft on Friday announced it will be "retiring" older desktop versions of Skype for both Windows and Mac, forcing existing users to upgrade to the latest edition of the popular voice over IP service.

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