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Apple bringing back personal shopping for controversial new Madison Avenue store in NYC

05/01/2015, 10:05 am

Customers at Apple's forthcoming Madison Avenue store on Manhattan's Upper East Side will be privy to a special Apple Store experience, as the company will reinstate its dormant personal shopping service and observe shorter-than-normal hours in order to fit in with the tony neighborhood.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses our Apple Watch review, Apple's record Q2 and more

05/01/2015, 09:05 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news. We discuss the full Apple watch review and what it's like after a week of day to day use. Apple's record Q2 earnings call, CurrentC ousts its CEO, Microsoft bring Objective-C support to Windows 10, and more.

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Amid rumors of an Apple buyout, Nokia's maps business shines in otherwise disappointing quarter

04/30/2015, 03:04 pm

Shares of Nokia fell more than 12 percent on Thursday after the company's networking division reported disappointing results. But a bright spot was its "Here" mapping division, which is rumored to be a potential acquisition target for Apple.

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Apple spending on research and development swells again to $1.9 billion

04/30/2015, 10:04 am

Apple's spending on research and development surged year over year by another $500 million last quarter, reaching $1.9 billion and growing to 3.3 percent of the company's total net sales.

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Samsung profit dips as feature phone, tablet sales slide

04/30/2015, 09:04 am

South Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung has taken a sizable year-over-year profitability hit in its mobile phone division, with declining sales of high-volume, low-cost feature phones and tablets dragging down its bottom line.

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Future iPhones may sport both telephoto and wide angle cameras, patent application suggests

04/30/2015, 04:04 am

Coming amid rumors of a next-generation iPhone with dual lenses, an Apple patent application published Thursday reveals a setup that features both wide angle and telephoto cameras.

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Apple already plans to expand R&D center in Israel, just weeks after opening

04/29/2015, 03:04 pm

Apple is said to be looking to provide employees at its research and development center in Herzliya with more space, only a matter of weeks after the the new facility officially opened.

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Fashion industry gets its revenge as Donna Karan hires away Apple creative director

04/29/2015, 01:04 pm

After years of poaching top fashion industry executives, Apple has found itself on the losing end as Donna Karan has reportedly hired Hector Muelas -- who served as creative director of worldwide marketing communications at Apple -- to fill a similar role at the fashion conglomerate.

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Consortium behind Apple Pay competitor CurrentC replaces CEO

04/28/2015, 07:04 pm

The Merchant Customer Exchange, better known by its acronym MCX, announced on Tuesday that it has named payments expert Brian V. Mooney as interim CEO, replacing former chief executive Dekkers Davidson.

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UberEATS now delivering food to New Yorkers in 10 minutes

04/28/2015, 06:04 pm

After seeing initial success in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Uber on Tuesday launched its UberEATS service in New York and Chicago, promising customers direct delivery of fresh food in ten minutes or less.

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Apple wins patent on Kinect-like depth mapping technology for 3D gesture interfaces

04/28/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple has been awarded a patent for a depth-mapping technology for a Kinect-like 3D gesture interface, adding to the intellectual property inherited from its acquisition of Israeli firm PrimeSense in 2013.

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Apple's Tim Cook pans supply chain cost 'guesstimators'

04/27/2015, 06:04 pm

During the company's quarterly earnings call on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed third-party firms that routinely provide estimated bill of materials breakdowns for new Apple products, saying they are usually far off base.

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iPhone and Mac to shine in Apple's Q2 2015 earnings, analyst says

04/25/2015, 09:04 pm

After a gangbusters fiscal quarter one, Apple could see moderate gains highlighted by strong performances from iPhone and Mac over the three-month period ending March, according to noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Google Maps Easter egg shows Android mascot urinating on Apple logo [updated]

04/24/2015, 11:04 am

An unknown person has inserted an Easter egg image into Google Maps, depicting the mascot for the Android operating system urinating on an Apple logo, and is now gaining attention across the Internet.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch shipments, 12" MacBook review, more

04/24/2015, 09:04 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Apple Watch shipment notifications, our review of the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, new iPod touch rumors, leaked video of Angela Ahrendts explaining the Watch retail strategy, and more.

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Final Cut creator Randy Ubillos leaves Apple after 20 years

04/23/2015, 11:04 am

Randy Ubillos, the creator of both Apple's Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier, announced on Thursday that he is leaving Apple after more than two decades with the Mac maker.

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Apple beefing up Siri, speech and language teams with wave of new openings

04/23/2015, 11:04 am

Apple on Wednesday and Thursday opened up several job listings related to speech technology, Siri, and language recognition, suggesting intensified work on natural input for future products, AppleInsider has discovered.

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US tech companies not disproportionately targeted for regulation, EU says

04/23/2015, 10:04 am

Despite a recent proliferation of high-profile antitrust allegations brought against American technology companies by the European Commission, the Old Continent's top legislative body has sought to reassure U.S. firms that they are not being singled out.

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Apple invention uses vibrations and temperature to simulate different materials on touchscreens, trackpads

04/23/2015, 05:04 am

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details an advanced haptic feedback system that simulates the feeling of different textures on a device display, such as wood and metal, using localized vibrations and temperature changes.

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Apple being wooed by Nokia for $3.2B HERE mapping acquisition, report says

04/23/2015, 12:04 am

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is among a number of high-profile tech companies being courted by Nokia in the Finnish firm's attempt to sell off its HERE mapping service and related assets.

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