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Apple exploring light field image editing software, patent application shows

04/16/2015, 04:04 am

A patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals Apple is continuing to explore light field camera applications, in this case imagining how users would manipulate image data to change focus or depth of field in a photo editing app.

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LAUSD seeks multimillion-dollar refund from Apple for scrapped iPad in education program

04/15/2015, 09:04 pm

After officially scrapping a $1.3 billion educational technology initiative based on Apple's iPad, the Los Angeles Unified School District is reportedly demanding the company either return millions of dollars or face a lawsuit.

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Tim Cook offers keynote invite, Cupertino lunch in latest Charitybuzz auction

04/15/2015, 12:04 pm

Charitybuzz today announced that for the third year in a row, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is auctioning off some of his time in order to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, which backs human rights causes around the globe.

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European Commission charges Google with multiple antitrust violations

04/15/2015, 11:04 am

Search giant Google has run once again into the welcoming embrace of European regulators, finding itself in the European Commission's crosshairs over allegations that it favors its own services unfairly with Android and web search products.

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WWDC 2015 scholarships increased to 350 as Apple works to boost gender, racial diversity

04/15/2015, 09:04 am

Apple this year is offering 350 scholarships to WWDC 2015, a substantial increase over last year that will pull in students 13 and older, as well as members and alumni from a number of groups including women, blacks, and Latinos.

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Samsung dedicates 200 employees to display team focused solely on Apple products

04/15/2015, 06:04 am

A report on Wednesday reveals Samsung recently formed an internal team to make displays expressly for Apple, highlighting the curious position the Korean tech giant currently finds itself as supplier to one of its most bitter rivals.

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Vendors at 2015 NAB Show brings debut Thunderbolt drives, camera remote accessories, more

04/14/2015, 07:04 pm

With the National Association of Broadcasters' annual trade show under way in Las Vegas, accessory makers have announced a number of new products designed to serve the needs of media professionals wielding Macs and iOS devices.

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Rare functional Apple I computer up for auction on eBay, 10% of sale price goes to charity

04/14/2015, 06:04 pm

A fully functional Apple I computer built in 1976 with add-ons like an original Apple I cassette interface board is currently being auctioned off on eBay, with a portion of the final sale price earmarked for charity.

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Apple buys multi-lens, DSLR-quality camera tech with $20M purchase of LinX Imaging

04/14/2015, 03:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday confirmed that it has purchased Israel-based camera technology company LinX Imaging, which specializes in "multi-aperture imaging technology" for DSLR-quality images, for a price of about $20 million.

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Republican legislators, cellular industry launch attack on FCC net neutrality provisions

04/14/2015, 02:04 pm

Net neutrality has once again come under fire from a number of groups, including 14 Republican representatives who introduced a bill Tuesday to let Congress review net neutrality rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission -- and potentially halt them.

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iOS-connected wearables, smart home devices take center stage at Hong Kong Spring Electronics Fair

04/14/2015, 11:04 am

Apple's ultra-popular mobile devices play a starring role in Asia's largest electronics sourcing show, as a plethora of companies attempt to strike gold with app-enabled accessories like a wearable metronome, a smart cup that monitors your water intake, and a miniature in-home air quality sensor.

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Apple bans selfie sticks, monopods from WWDC 2015

04/14/2015, 11:04 am

In an update to the rules for Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple is banning 2015 attendees from using selfie sticks or any other kind of photo monopod within the bounds of either Moscone West or Yerba Buena Gardens.

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Apple to show 'the future of iOS and OS X' at WWDC June 8-12

04/14/2015, 08:04 am

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where it historically has unveiled the next-generation versions of iOS and OS X, will kick off on June 8 this year, the company announced on Monday.

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Apple partners with IBM Watson Health Cloud to bring secure cloud, data analytics to HealthKit and ResearchKit

04/13/2015, 05:04 pm

IBM on Monday announced a new cognitive computing platform called Watson Health Cloud that will, in cooperation with partners Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, offer custom tailored data analytics services to healthcare professionals.

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Artist sues Apple over alleged copycat work in 'Start Something New' marketing

04/13/2015, 04:04 pm

Artist Romero Britto earlier this month filed a lawsuit against Apple and an artistic duo, Craig & Karl, claiming they violated trade dress through artwork featured in Apple's "Start Something New" marketing campaign.

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Garmin takes another swipe at GoPro with revamped, iOS-connected Virb action cameras

04/13/2015, 03:04 pm

Electronics maker Garmin, best known for its handheld GPS units, continued to expand its product line this week with the launch of the Virb X and Virb XE, miniature action cameras designed to challenge market leader GoPro.

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Google at work on major battery improvements with help from former Apple expert

04/13/2015, 03:04 pm

A small Google team is at work on developing batteries to overcome some of the obstacles of modern devices, under the leadership of a former Apple expert, according to a recent report.

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Foxconn angers Brazilian officials with slow manufacturing ramp-up

04/13/2015, 10:04 am

Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn, one of Apple's closest partners, is under fire in Brazil as officials in the South American nation are displeased with the company's slow rate of progress on what was initially sold as a major investment to modernize the Brazilian manufacturing industry.

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USPTO invalidates podcasting patent, kneecaps 'patent troll'

04/10/2015, 08:04 pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Friday handed down a final decision invalidating key claims of a so-called "podcasting patent" assigned to Personal Audio, LLC, which was in the midst of leveraging the IP against multiple podcasters.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Watch reviews, 12" MacBook, Photos for Mac, DJI Phantom 3 & more

04/10/2015, 08:04 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 Apple Watch reviews and comb through the initial impressions. Reviews of the new 12" MacBook are also discussed, OS X 10.10.3, Photos for Mac, DJI's new Phantom 3 drone, and more.

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