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Adobe announces next generation Creative Cloud 2015 with Adobe Stock images platform

06/16/2015, 12:06 am

Adobe on Tuesday announced the 2015 release of Creative Cloud, the company's comprehensive graphic design offering, with 15 new desktop app versions, integrated sync technology and a stock image monetization platform called Adobe Stock.

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Apple discussed same-day delivery deal with Uber prior to Postmates partnership

06/15/2015, 11:06 pm

As part of a push into logistics, on-demand transportation provider Uber was reportedly in talks with Apple to provide same-day product deliveries, but the iPhone maker ultimately went with startup Postmates.

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Apple posts entire WWDC 2015 keynote to YouTube

06/15/2015, 08:06 pm

After hosting this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on its own website for one week, Apple on Monday made a video of the event available to a wider audience by posting a full-length version to its official YouTube channel.

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Microsoft demos 'mixed reality gaming' capabilities of HoloLens with Minecraft

06/15/2015, 02:06 pm

Microsoft's upcoming HoloLens virtual reality accessory took the stage at E3 on Monday, with the company showing how "mixed reality gaming" will work on the future hardware, via its popular Minecraft universe.

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At WWDC, Apple profiles efforts to invite girls into male-dominated tech, engineering jobs

06/13/2015, 06:06 pm

The overwhelming majority of WWDC attendees continues to be male, but Apple its stepping up its own efforts to encourage more women--starting with young girls--to take prominent roles in tech. That included prominent stage time for female executives in leadership roles, and the featuring of GoldieBlox, an effort to interest girls in engineering careers, starting early on in the toy isle.

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Apple opens Upper East Side NYC store with unique design elements, including VIP bank vault

06/13/2015, 03:06 pm

Apple's somewhat controversial new store on Manhattan's tony Upper East Side opened for business this weekend, and photos of the remodeled bank reveal a number of one-off design flourishes including a dedicated Beats display wall and a bank vault-turned-VIP room.

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This week on AppleInsider: WWDC blowout, antitrust investigations, mystery vans & more

06/13/2015, 08:06 am

The lion's share of the week's Apple news occurred during Monday's WWDC 2015 keynote, when the company unveiled OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, watchOS 2, and Apple Music. The rest of the week was not uneventful however, with word of antitrust investigations and the real story behind Apple's mapping vans.

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Apple releases 'San Francisco' system fonts for iOS, OS X and watchOS 2 to developers

06/12/2015, 07:06 pm

Apple on Friday made downloads of its San Francisco system font available to developers working on next-generation apps for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2.

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AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, privacy, Metal, Swift and more

06/12/2015, 08:06 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Daniel Eran Dilger as we discuss Apple's WWDC keynote, Apple Music, Apple News, Wallet, privacy and Apple's apps for Android phones. Daniel gives us a view into what's important to Apple, how it changes the industry, and what matters for consumers.

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Apple posts 'Backstage' parody sketch from WWDC 2015

06/11/2015, 07:06 pm

With WWDC 2015, Apple chose to kick things off with a humorous sketch video lampooning the lengths to which companies go to produce gala keynote presentations. The video is now up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to resign, 140-character limit lifted for direct messages

06/11/2015, 07:06 pm

Twitter announced two major, albeit unrelated, developments on Thursday, noting the departure of Dick Costolo as CEO and a crucial service change that raises direct messaging limits from 140 characters to 10,000.

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European Commission probes Amazon over e-book publishing contracts

06/11/2015, 05:06 pm

The European Commission on Thursday began an antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business, addressing concerns the company is unfairly using publisher deals to undercut competition -- mirroring earlier cases brought against Apple.

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Apple leases 26K-square-foot space in Pittsburgh for unknown project

06/11/2015, 04:06 pm

Apple has leased one and a half floors, or about 26,000 square feet of floor space, of a mixed use development currently under construction in Pittsburgh, though the company's plans for the facility are unknown, a report said Thursday.

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Apple to renovate flagship Fifth Ave. glass cube store, set up temporary outlet at FAO Schwarz

06/11/2015, 02:06 pm

Apple is planning to renovate its iconic Fifth Avenue store in New York City, and during construction will reportedly direct shoppers to a temporary outlet in a space currently occupied by FAO Schwarz.

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Apple Store employees complained directly to Tim Cook over bag search policy

06/10/2015, 11:06 pm

According to court documents unsealed on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook received personal emails from Apple Store employees regarding bag check policies instituted for security purposes, calling the searches "embarrassing," "demeaning" and "disturbing."

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Pop band Walk the Moon to play 2015 WWDC Bash

06/10/2015, 06:06 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced that pop rock band Walk the Moon will be playing at its annual WWDC Bash, this year scheduled for 6 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, June 11.

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Spotify climbs to 20M paid subscribers, picks up $526M in funding ahead of Apple Music launch

06/10/2015, 10:06 am

With the debut of the competing Apple Music service only weeks away, Spotify on Wednesday announced that its total subscriber base has climbed to 75 million people, 20 million of whom are subscribers to its more profitable Premium tier.

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Apple fires Campus 2 contractors as 'spaceship' faces delays, spiraling costs

06/10/2015, 09:06 am

Apple has reportedly severed its relationship with general contractors Skanska and DPR -- the two firms responsible for overseeing construction of its new "spaceship" headquarters -- with near-immediate effect, a rare mid-stream shakeup that follows a string of delays and increasing costs.

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Apple confirms vans are for mapping data, reveals future locations they will be driving

06/10/2015, 07:06 am

Apple has officially brought to an end the speculation surrounding its formerly secretive mapping vans, revealing that the vehicles are collecting data for future Apple Maps updates, and also emphasizing both privacy and transparency with a list of upcoming driving locations.

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Apple's Schiller talks iPhone storage, thin design tradeoffs, single-port MacBook and more

06/10/2015, 02:06 am

During a panel session with Daring Fireball's John Gruber on Tuesday, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller offered his take on 16GB iPhones, the tradeoffs between battery life and device thinness, single-port MacBooks and more.

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