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Topic: General

With eye on Apple Pay, Apple joins secure chip technology non-profit GlobalPlatform

09/15/2014, 05:09 pm

Ahead of the iPhone 6 debut, Apple's first device to incorporate NFC and Apple Pay, the company has become a full paying member of GlobalPlatform, an association looking to standardize infrastructure relating to secure applications and smart chip technology.

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Square reportedly declined $3B Apple acquisition offer [update: nope]

09/12/2014, 06:09 pm

Following news that payments company Square recently gathered another $100 million in funding, a report on Friday claims the firm declined an offer to join Apple reportedly worth some $3 billion.

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Apple to reportedly net 15 cents for every $100 Apple Pay transaction

09/12/2014, 05:09 pm

Details of Apple's upcoming Apple Pay mobile payments system are starting to emerge, with a report on Friday claiming the company will garner 15 cents on a $100 purchase, more than Google managed for its Google Wallet initiative.

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Cook says Apple working on products that 'haven't been rumored about yet' [u]

09/12/2014, 05:09 pm

In an upcoming PBS interview with Charlie Rose, set to air Friday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the company's current product lineup, Beats, Apple TV, Steve Jobs' legacy and hints at new product categories that "no one knows about."

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Apple exec Greg Joswiak to be interviewed at Code/Mobile conference in October

09/11/2014, 12:09 pm

In a rare public interview, Apple Vice President Greg Joswiak will appear onstage at the Code/Mobile conference in late October, where he will discuss his company's fall 2014 lineup, set to include the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Apple exploring new ways of melting and feeding Liquidmetal for manufacturing

09/11/2014, 09:09 am

Apple is still working to perfect methods of manufacturing Liquidmetal parts, according to a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with the company moving on to processes for melting the unique metal alloy and feeding it to casting and processing equipment.

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Samsung back on Apple-bashing bandwagon with new 'It Doesn't Take a Genius' ads

09/11/2014, 12:09 am

It took Samsung just one day to deliver six new ad spots that take pot shots at the new iPhone 6, Apple Watch and even Apple's handling of the Tuesday keynote's live stream.

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Apple offering existing iCloud storage customers grandfathered capacities, cheaper rates

09/10/2014, 10:09 pm

As part of its new iCloud storage pricing initiative, Apple is allowing existing subscribers to keep "legacy" plans while paying a cheaper annual fee than they would if signed on to the monthly rates introduced on Wednesday.

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Apple adds iCloud Drive and Settings to iCloud.com beta webpage

09/10/2014, 09:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday added two new assets to its iCloud.com beta webpage ahead of its upcoming public debut, bringing iCloud Drive access and a new dedicated Settings page to the Web portal.

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Apple rolls out new iCloud storage pricing plans, tops out at 1TB for $20 per month

09/10/2014, 07:09 pm

Following the unveiling of official pricing tiers for its iCloud storage plans, Apple on Wednesday took the new plans live, offering users up to one terabyte of space for $20 per month.

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Apple reportedly hires Gap executive to fill director of marketing role

09/10/2014, 06:09 pm

One day after announcing its first wearables product in the Apple Watch, Apple has reportedly hired on another executive from the fashion world to bolster its marketing efforts, tapping Gap's global marketing director Marcela Aguilar to take on the same position at Cupertino.

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Analyst who cried sapphire takes another swing, despite whiffing on iPhone 6 predictions

09/10/2014, 04:09 pm

A financial analyst focused almost exclusively on Apple's relationship with sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies was supremely confident that the iPhone 6 would feature a sapphire screen cover. That prediction was dead wrong, but it hasn't stopped him from continuing to stand by his sources, and even strangely still hoping for a sapphire-covered iPhone 6.

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Apple Watch users will need to recharge nightly, company still working to improve uptime before launch

09/10/2014, 11:09 am

Though Apple was mum about battery life for its forthcoming wrist-worn accessory when it was announced on Tuesday, the company has since said that it expects people to charge it nightly, suggesting the battery life will offer about one day of operation.

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Philips announces Fidelo M2L, the first-ever Apple Lightning headphones with 24-bit DAC audio

09/10/2014, 08:09 am

The first-ever Lightning-connected headphones for iOS devices are coming from Philips, offering 24-bit digital to analog conversion thanks to the use of Apple's proprietary connector.

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Rumor: Apple in late-stage talks to buy Path social platform

09/10/2014, 01:09 am

According to a report late Tuesday, Apple is on the verge of announcing an acquisition of social network and corresponding app Path, possibly in a bid to restart a branded platform after the failure of Ping.

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Apple Watch is first device category developed under Tim Cook, took years to complete

09/09/2014, 11:09 pm

In a pair of interviews with ABC News following Tuesday's big hardware debut, Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Design Jony Ive discussed the trials and tribulations of designing the company's first wearable device.

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Apple paid undisclosed sum to release U2's "Songs of Innocence" for free [u]

09/09/2014, 07:09 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, Apple paid rock band U2 an unknown amount of money to distribute the group's latest "Songs of Innocence" LP to iTunes users free of charge, a gift to customers of the digital storefront.

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Watch all nine videos from Apple's iPhone 6, Apple Watch special event

09/09/2014, 05:09 pm

Following its iPhone and Apple Watch unveil on Tuesday, Apple has posted to YouTube all nine videos used in the keynote, including ads for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as U2's free album.

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Apple's redesigned desktop and mobile websites are heavy on images, animations

09/09/2014, 04:09 pm

Coming on the heels of Apple's big iPhone 6 and Apple Watch reveal, the company on Tuesday launched redesigned versions of its official desktop and mobile websites, with a streamlined interface and enhanced animations.

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Apple announces official iCloud price tiers ranging from free to $20 per month

09/09/2014, 04:09 pm

Following a massive announcement regarding new iPhone and Apple Watch hardware, Apple on Tuesday updated its dedicated iCloud webpage to reflect finalized pricing on storage plans, which now go up to 1TB for a $20 monthly fee.

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