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Apple's Back to School sale goes online, gains new countries

08/06/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple on Thursday extended its annual Back to School sale, which offers students and educators free Beats Solo2 hardware, to cover online purchases, while expanding availability to a clutch of European countries.

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Apple integrates online store with main website in major Apple.com redesign

08/06/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple on Thursday made a huge change to the way it handles online shopping by integrating the Online Apple Store with its main Apple.com website, merging the two Web presences into a unified view, adding a persistent shopping bag link and performing slight design tweaks to product pages.

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Apple invention looks to revive the mixtape, with a digital twist

08/06/2015, 05:08 am

In an era where on-demand streaming puts massive music libraries at your fingertips and sharing playlists takes but a few taps, receiving a personalized mix of tunes doesn't quite mean as much as it used to. But that could change if Apple employs its invention for "digital mixtape" gifting.

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Steve Jobs to be focus of upcoming opera set to debut in 2017

08/05/2015, 05:08 pm

A U.S. opera company in Santa Fe on Wednesday announced plans for an upcoming production centering on Steve Jobs, adding to a growing number of books, movies and documentaries focusing on the life and times of the late Apple cofounder.

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Graava camera edits its own footage using onboard sensors, Apple Watch and cloud processing

08/05/2015, 12:08 pm

Graava, a startup based out of Sunnyvale, Calif., on Tuesday announced a new action cam platform that processes motion sensor, GPS and Apple Watch heart rate data to intelligently edit down hours of footage.

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Congressional Black Caucus asks Apple to release diversity report after meeting with Tim Cook

08/04/2015, 09:08 pm

California state representative Barbara Lee said Apple seems to be on the right track when it comes hiring black employees, but is nonetheless calling on it and other tech companies to release federal data regarding workplace diversity.

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Cellphone, data and landline services down for many in southeastern US [u]

08/04/2015, 06:08 pm

An issue at a local provider appears to have impacted wireless and landline services in a handful of southeastern U.S. states on Tuesday, with customers reporting outages across all four major carriers.

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Apple pays $138 million for 43-acre building plot in San Jose tech corridor

08/03/2015, 03:08 pm

Apple's seemingly insatiable appetite for Silicon Valley office space has reportedly led the company to acquire an undeveloped 43-acre site in San Jose, a deal worth $138 million that could add as much as 2.8 million square feet of space to Apple's inventory.

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Audi, BMW, Daimler officially buy Nokia Here maps in deal valued at $3.07B

08/03/2015, 10:08 am

Nokia has confirmed it will sell its Here maps division to German carmakers Audi, BMW, and Daimler, in a deal valued at 2.8 billion euros, or $3.07 billion.

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Tech shuttle drivers approve Teamsters contract, Apple working with contractors to raise pay

08/01/2015, 09:08 pm

After gaining representation by the Teamsters Union, a group of shuttle bus drivers serving Apple and other high technology companies in Silicon Valley on Saturday voted unanimously to adopt a three-year contract promising better pay and working conditions.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple Watch at Best Buy, Apple Music numbers, Apple TV news & more

08/01/2015, 07:08 am

The lazy days of summer were in full effect this week, but there were some brief glances of plans for the Apple Watch -- as well as a long-rumored Apple TV refresh.

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IBM reportedly plans to purchase up to 200K MacBooks for employees

07/31/2015, 06:07 pm

It was learned in May that IBM plans to deploy some 50,000 MacBooks to employees by the end of 2015, but a newly leaked video suggests the company could see adoption numbers between 150,000 to 200,000 units.

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Facebook completes first full-scale drone for spreading Internet access to remote regions

07/31/2015, 11:07 am

Facebook has finished construction of its first full-scale drone designed to provide Intenet access to remote regions of the planet, part of a larger program called Aquila.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch at Best Buy, rumored iPads, Steve Jobs movies & an Apple car

07/31/2015, 08:07 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Neil Hughes as we talk about Apple Watch sales expanding to Best Buy, all the Steve Jobs movies, and a possible Apple Car. Neil and Victor talk about the security issues with Android, and Mikey discusses what security issues mean as cars become rolling computers.

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Apple could be held liable for supporting terrorism with strong iOS encryption, experts theorize

07/30/2015, 11:07 pm

A legal blog caused a bit of a stir on Thursday when it proposed Apple, along with other tech companies fielding communications services protected by strong encryption methods, might be held liable of providing material support to a suspected terrorist.

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Apple inks deal for first major office space in San Francisco

07/30/2015, 11:07 am

Apple has reportedly signed a deal to lease 76,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood, marking its first real push into the city's office market.

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Suppliers expect widespread adoption of USB Type-C in laptops, smartphones thanks to Apple

07/30/2015, 10:07 am

Taiwan-based integrated circuit manufacturers are said to be betting big on the new reversible USB Type-C connector, thanks in part to Apple's early embrace of the port in its forward thinking 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.

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Apple invents stylus capable of simulating onscreen textures through haptic feedback

07/30/2015, 05:07 am

According to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is investigating an advanced tablet stylus design capable of simulating the texture of onscreen graphics as it moves across a display surface.

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Samsung profits drop as mobile arm suffers 37.6% crash in Q2

07/29/2015, 10:07 pm

Apple competitor and smartphone arch nemesis Samsung on Thursday local Korea time reported quarterly profits for the second quarter dropped 8 percent from the same time last year, a dip largely blamed on abysmal performance from its mobile unit.

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Apple's Campus 2 headquarters to feature visitor center with observation deck, store

07/29/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple has plans to build a dedicated visitor's center at its upcoming Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., that will offer views of the main "spaceship" building at the heart of the development and retail opportunities, planning documents show.

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