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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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Apple buys social media analytics firm Topsy for over $200M

12/02/2013, 05:12 pm

According to a report on Monday, Apple recently spent more than $200 million to acquire Topsy Labs Inc., a social media analysis firm specializing in tracking Twitter trends.

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Google's plan for floating retail stores runs into legal quandary

12/02/2013, 02:12 pm

Google has tried to keep its construction plans for giant retail showroom barges under wraps, but with new details leaking that the "temporary technology exhibit spaces" are actually floating stores, legal permits may be hard to obtain.

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Apple had ample supply of iPad Air, iPhone 5s over holiday weekend, Retina iPad mini was constrained

12/02/2013, 07:12 am

Apple's most popular products were met with strong demand over the Black Friday shopping weekend, and the company responded with plenty of iPhone 5s and iPad Air units available at its stores, though the new iPad mini with Retina display remains in short supply.

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Review: Fitbit Force fitness monitor

12/01/2013, 07:12 pm

Fitbit's latest activity tracking device looks to improve on the company's earlier offerings by incorporating a host of sensors, onboard screen and wireless connectivity into a wearable package.

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Tim Cook tweets support for World AIDS Day, tints Apple Store logos red

12/01/2013, 12:12 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook called attention to World AIDS Day via Twitter, noting that the company would be "turning Appe's logo red" in support of achieving an AIDS-free generation.

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Check out AppleInsider's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

12/01/2013, 10:12 pm

Welcome to AppleInsider's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Inside you'll find a collection of our favorite and most promising products of the year, along with quick links to in-depth reviews and price-saving links for all.

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Review: Dropcam Pro Internet-connected monitoring system

11/30/2013, 08:11 pm

Amid a sea of Internet-connected cameras, startup Dropcam has managed to accumulate a healthy following with its eponymous device, the latest version of which ups the ante with markedly better picture quality, intelligent alerts and Bluetooth LE connectivity.

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Review: Friends of Hue Bloom Lamp and LightStrips

11/30/2013, 12:11 am

Philips has expanded its wireless light product line with the Friends of Hue series, the first offerings being a lights strip and accent lamp that, like the original Hue bulbs, can be controlled remotely, change color and are expensive.

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Apple at odds with e-book antitrust monitor over $70K per week fee, 'unreasonable' demands

11/29/2013, 06:11 pm

Apple this week filed an official complaint with a U.S. district court, saying the antitrust compliance monitor tasked with keeping tabs on the company's dealings is requiring excessive pay, over $138,000 for the past two weeks, and is making unreasonable requests outside of his mandated jurisdiction.

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Apple's Black Friday deals deliver gift cards in US and Canada

11/29/2013, 05:11 am

For its Black Friday deals in the U.S. and Canada, Apple will be handing out Apple Store gift cards instead of discounts on qualifying purchases, which include everything from Macs and iPads to accessories.

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Apple's European Black Friday deals offer discounts instead of gift cards

11/28/2013, 07:11 pm

Unlike its Australian Black Friday deals, Apple is discounting products instead of handing out gift cards, suggesting the company is tailoring this years sales based on the demands of each geographic location to which it caters.

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Apple's Black Friday sale to bring gift cards, not discounts

11/28/2013, 10:11 am

Customers awaiting word of what Apple would do for Black Friday need wait no longer, as the company's Australian online store has been updated with news that shoppers can collect gift cards, rather than discounts, with their new Mac, iPad, or iPod purchases this year.

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Court tosses mobile data tracking suit against Apple

11/27/2013, 11:11 pm

A U.S. district court judge on Monday dismissed a consumer protection lawsuit leveled against Apple that claimed the company inadvertently allowed ad networks to track iOS devices, thus breaching their privacy.

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MacMall launches Black Friday sale, prices may hint at Apple's official discounts; $699 MB Air

11/27/2013, 08:11 pm

Authorized Apple resellers begun unveiling their Black Friday deals on Wednesday, with discounts of roughly $101 off Macs and as much as $70 off new iPad Air models-- but none on Retina iPad minis -- potentially hinting at the kinds of discounts Apple will or will not provide at its own stores. Meanwhile, more AppleInsider exclusives and a $699.99 MacBook Air doorbuster are also up for grabs.

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Steve Jobs biopic 'Jobs' now available to purchase and rent on iTunes

11/26/2013, 08:11 pm

Ashton Kutcher vehicle "Jobs" has landed in virtual and brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S., including options to buy or rent the movie on Apple's iTunes.

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