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Apple to open larger San Francisco Stonestown store, new Duesseldorf location on Dec. 14

12/10/2013, 08:12 pm

On Dec. 14, a newly expanded San Francisco Apple Store in Stonestown will reopen to the public, while on the other side of the world, a new location will have its grand opening in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Apple patents tech for making curved touch surfaces, displays

12/10/2013, 04:12 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple a patent that describes a method for efficiently manufacturing curved touch surfaces, suggesting the company may be experimenting with curved iOS device displays.

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Ousted Apple exec Scott Forstall reportedly advising startups, focusing on philanthropy

12/09/2013, 06:12 pm

Not much has been heard of former iOS head Scott Forstall since he was fired from Apple in 2012, but a report published on Monday claims to shed some light on the ousted executive's activities over the past year.

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Apple Stores offering free 'Hour of Code' development classes this Wednesday

12/09/2013, 11:12 am

Apple this week will participate in a worldwide campaign from Code.org, offering children and teenagers a one-hour introduction to computer science class at its retail locations throughout the U.S.

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Apple joins Google, Microsoft, others in support of government surveillance reform

12/09/2013, 10:12 am

Apple and a consortium of other tech industry giants have signed their names to an open letter addressed to President Obama and members of Congress, calling for substantial reforms to the regulation and oversight of surveillance performed by agencies like the NSA.

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Apple honors Nelson Mandela on company homepage

12/06/2013, 11:12 pm

Apple late Friday updated its website landing page with a tribute to late South African President and anti-apartheid advocate Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 95.

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In lieu of a Retina Thunderbolt Display, Apple now selling 4K IGZO Sharp LED monitor

12/06/2013, 04:12 pm

Ahead of this month's debut of the revamped Mac Pro desktop, which can drive up to three 4K displays, Apple is selling a new 4K "Ultra HD" 32-inch LED IGZO monitor from manufacturer Sharp in its online store.

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First look: Using iBeacon location awareness at an Apple Store

12/06/2013, 03:12 pm

Apple on Friday enabled iBeacon location-aware transmitters at all of its U.S. retail stores, giving the company the ability to easily provide product information and allow shoppers to quickly check out via their iPhone. But initial tests by AppleInsider show the use of iBeacons remains limited at launch, suggesting bigger things are yet to come.

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Apple spent $60 million on Samsung suit, attempts to recoup $15.7 million

12/06/2013, 02:12 pm

Apple on Friday filed a motion in U.S. District Court seeking to recover nearly $16 million of its $60 million in attorneys' fees related to the company's long-running patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung.

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WSJ blasts Apple e-books antitrust judge in scathing editorial

12/06/2013, 09:12 am

A new opinion piece lambasts Judge Denise Cote, the federal judge in charge of the Justice Department's antitrust suit against Apple, for being "abusive" and "shredding the separation of constitutional powers" by appointing and granting broad authority to antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich.

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Apple begins using iBeacons at all its 254 US retail stores

12/06/2013, 08:12 am

Apple on Friday will launch its iBeacon wireless short-range technology at all 254 retail stores the company owns across the U.S., helping customers to shop for new items, or pick up an order they've already placed.

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Apple's 'smart dock' would give Siri a permanent place in the home

12/05/2013, 06:12 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application detailing a full-function "smart dock" that continually listens for cues to activate and communicate with the voice recognition functions of docked devices, like the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple usurps Dell as most wanted desktop brand for holiday season

12/04/2013, 07:12 pm

For the first time ever, more people have Mac desktops on their holiday wish lists than those made by Dell, according to one analytics firm that also has Apple leading in tablets and streaming set-top boxes.

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New Union Square Apple Store renderings add water feature to plaza

12/04/2013, 03:12 pm

Apple's latest plans for its new Union Square retail store in San Francisco involve a redesigned plaza lined with trees and a waterfall.

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Next-gen USB connector a reversible challenge to Apple's Thunderbolt & Lightning

12/04/2013, 01:12 pm

The USB Implementers Forum on Wednesday announced that the USB 3.1 specification will bring with it a new style of connector that can be plugged in in any orientation and will support future USB technologies like USB Power Delivery, high-speed data transfer, and video-over-USB.

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Apple investigating ways to add depth to iPhone photos

12/03/2013, 10:12 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark office on Tuesday revealed a newly-granted Apple patent that details a method for capturing stereoscopic image data in software, a possible precursor to a depth-enabled photography mode for the company's mobile devices.

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Topsy purchase gives Apple access to Twitter data Google doesn't have

12/03/2013, 08:12 am

While the exact purpose behind Apple's newly announced acquisition of social media data firm Topsy remains unknown, the acquired company is one of a handful of firms with access to exclusive data from Twitter the likes of which Google does not have.

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Police arrest copper burglar suspect at Apple's Campus 2 construction site

12/03/2013, 06:12 am

A man who snuck into Apple's spaceship Campus 2 construction site this weekend was accused of burglary after being found with copper pipes and wiring removed from the buildings.

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Future iPhones may unlock, hide messages based on a user's face

12/03/2013, 05:12 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent that uses facial recognition technology to control a computing device, like an iPhone, iPad or Mac, allowing for a more secure and productive operating environment.

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Apple announces free shipping for holiday purchases, order deadlines for Dec. 24 delivery

12/02/2013, 07:12 pm

Apple on Monday posted to its Online Apple Store a list of deadline dates by which buyers must get in their orders to guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve, while also announcing free shipping on all orders during the holiday shopping season.

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