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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rare working Apple I goes for record-smashing $905,000 at auction

Rare working Apple I goes for record-smashing $905,000 at auction
One of only 50 known surviving Apple 1 computers was sold at an auction on Wednesday, with the nearly 40-year-old machine crushing expectations to fetch a record-breaking $905,000.

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AppleInsider 2.0 for iPhone and iPad now available as free downloads from Apple's App Store

AppleInsider 2.0 for iPhone and iPad now available as free downloads from Apple's App Store
AppleInsider today is pleased to announce the release of a major update to its universal iOS application on the App Store, delivering a fresh new look, unified subscription features across the iPhone and iPad, favorites, advance font preferences, offline reading, Instapaper support and more.

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Apple avoids $94M patent infringement suit leveled by patent troll GPNE

Apple avoids $94M patent infringement suit leveled by patent troll GPNE
Apple on Wednesday came out unscathed from a patent suit leveled by non-practicing entity GPNE, which claimed the Cupertino tech giant infringed on mobile technology properties with its iPhone and iPad products.

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Apple's iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 now available for pickup at select US Apple Stores

Apple's iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 now available for pickup at select US Apple Stores
Apple on Wednesday initiated in-store sales of its new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets, though the rollout appears to be limited to the UK and select U.S. locations, notably brick-and-mortar outlets on the East Coast.

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iPad Air 2 teardown reveals lower capacity battery, internal layout tweaks

iPad Air 2 teardown reveals lower capacity battery, internal layout tweaks
A teardown of the recently released iPad Air 2 on Wednesday revealed a slew of iterative changes made to Apple's flagship tablet model, including sized-down components and a smaller battery.

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Hands-OnUnboxing Apple's new iPad Air 2, with Smart Case & Smart Cover

Unboxing Apple's new iPad Air 2, with Smart Case & Smart Cover
Apple's latest iPad Air 2 is super fast, super slim and incorporates the same Touch ID and Secure Element as iPhone 6, enabling secure Apple Pay transactions within apps. Here's what it looks like naked, and in Apple's custom Smart Case and Smart Cover.

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Bank of America glitch charges some Apple Pay customers twice, error will be fixed & users reimbursed

Bank of America glitch charges some Apple Pay customers twice, error will be fixed & users reimbursed
A small number of Bank of America customers were hit with a double-charge when using Apple Pay this week, but the problem resulting from a glitch between the bank and a payment network is expected to be quickly resolved.

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Leak suggests new Fitbit Surge smartwatch will best Apple Watch by integrating GPS

Leak suggests new Fitbit Surge smartwatch will best Apple Watch by integrating GPS
Newly leaked marketing materials suggest Fitbit may be on the verge of releasing a new fitness-focused smartwatch with a heart rate sensor as well as integrated GPS, the latter of which the upcoming Apple Watch will not feature without tethering to an iPhone.

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MasterCard pushes Apple Pay with new 'Priceless Surprises' TV ads

MasterCard pushes Apple Pay with new 'Priceless Surprises' TV ads
The first television commercials spotlighting Apple Pay did not come from Apple itself, but from launch partner MasterCard, which is running baseball-themed ads hyping the launch of the new iPhone 6-based tap-to-pay system.

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Hacks targeting Chinese iCloud users prompt Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet China's vice premier

Hacks targeting Chinese iCloud users prompt Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet China's vice premier
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly traveled to Beijing to meet with the vice premier of China to discuss protecting user data, a meeting prompted by recent hacks targeting iCloud users in the country.

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TipsGet your Mac online anywhere easily with OS X Yosemite's new Instant Hotspot iPhone tethering feature

One of the new Continuity features between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is Instant Hotspot, giving users the ability to automatically connect to the Internet through their iPhone's cellular data connection without the need to touch their phone.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review roundup: iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 deemed best in class, but changes mostly iterative [u]

Review roundup: iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 deemed best in class, but changes mostly iterative [u]
The reviews are in for this year's iPad product refreshes and the results are expectedly positive for the new iPad Air 2, though some question whether Apple did enough to warrant the iPad mini 3's price tag.

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Apple's Maps Connect portal lets local businesses create, add details to listings

Apple's Maps Connect portal lets local businesses create, add details to listings
In a continued effort to make Apple Maps more accurate, Apple on Tuesday launched a new Web portal called "Maps Connect" to let local businesses add information directly into the mapping services.

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FeatureApple's new A8X powered iPad Air 2 smokes new Android tablets, including Nvidia's Tegra K1 Shield Tablet [u]

Apple's new A8X powered iPad Air 2 smokes new Android tablets, including Nvidia's Tegra K1 Shield Tablet [u]
New Geekbench processor benchmarks show Apple's triple core, 64-bit A8X Application Processor is dramatically faster than the latest Android tablets, despite their additional cores and faster clock rates.

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Apple leadership awarded restricted stock unit bonus currently worth $19M

Apple leadership awarded restricted stock unit bonus currently worth $19M
Eight Apple executives last week were awarded identical bonuses in the form of conditional RSUs worth over $19.6 million at the stock's current price, according to a U.S. SEC filing.

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Apple spent $1M on lobbying US government in Q3, focused on health, data privacy, more

Apple spent $1M on lobbying US government in Q3, focused on health, data privacy, more
According to a recently filed disclosure, Apple spent a little over $1 million over the third quarter on lobbying issues like consumer health data, safe driving, e-books and data privacy, among others.

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GT Advanced reaches bankruptcy deal with Apple, will sell off more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces to pay debt

GT Advanced reaches bankruptcy deal with Apple, will sell off more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces to pay debt
As part of its plan to "wind down" sapphire production operations after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GT Advanced Technologies will reportedly sell more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces to pay off an outstanding debt to Apple.

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FeatureApple Inc. surprises with massive $17 billion Q4 stock buyback

Apple Inc. surprises with massive $17 billion Q4 stock buyback
During its fiscal Q4 ending in September, Apple spent an incredible $17 billion to buy up its own stock, increasingly doing so on its own without outside bankers' assistance. Since the beginning of fiscal 2014, Apple has spent an astounding $45 billion to repurchase its stock from fleeing investors at incredible discounts.

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Rumor: Apple Pay loyalty program could launch in time for Christmas

Rumor: Apple Pay loyalty program could launch in time for Christmas
With the Apple Pay launch complete in the U.S., Apple may now turn its sights toward launching a new store loyalty rewards program in time for the lucrative holiday shopping season.

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Apple Pay already works internationally, but only with US credit cards

Apple Pay already works internationally, but only with US credit cards
Though Apple Pay is only advertised to work in the U.S. at the moment, users have found that the tap-to-pay functionality found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is in fact operational with compatible terminals internationally, as long as the device is set up properly with American credit cards.

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Alleged iPad Air 2 benchmark shows A8X CPU has three cores, 2GB of RAM

Alleged iPad Air 2 benchmark shows A8X CPU has three cores, 2GB of RAM
Though Apple hasn't revealed the exact specifications of the beefed-up A8X processor that powers the iPad Air 2, a new benchmark purports to show the horsepower of the CPU, revealing a triple-core processor with 2 gigabytes of RAM.

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Hackers targeting Apple iCloud users in mainland China with 'massive' attack

Hackers targeting Apple iCloud users in mainland China with 'massive' attack
Hackers have reportedly begun targeting iCloud users in mainland China, utilizing a so-called "man-in-the-middle" approach in an attempt to steal user information, with one group accusing the Chinese government itself of perpetrating the attack.

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FeatureWall Street blown away by Apple's 'remarkable' record September quarter

Wall Street blown away by Apple's 'remarkable' record September quarter
Apple exceeded market expectations this week with the results of its record breaking September quarter, leading analysts to heap praise on the company and raise their price targets as it heads into what is expected to be a blockbuster holiday season.

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FeatureVideo: Using Apple Pay in-store on an iPhone 6 is quick, convenient, and dead simple

With this week's launch of iOS 8.1 and Apple Pay, shoppers can now use Apple's tap-to-pay functionality in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in a variety of in-store locations. AppleInsider offers a closer look at just how quick and easy it is to use the new digital payment system.

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Apple's patented iPhone-based CarPlay remote starts cars, performs high-level functions

Apple's patented iPhone-based CarPlay remote starts cars, performs high-level functions
An Apple patent published on Tuesday could foreshadow future CarPlay functionality that allows users to unlocks car doors, start the engine and perform other automated tasks based on a user's proximity to their vehicle.

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IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet share in U.S education

IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet share in U.S education
Apple isn't just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBM's Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while separately noting that iPad now accounted for 90 percent of U.S. tablets used in education.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Apple responds to Spotlight Suggestions 'backlash,' says personal data collection limited

Apple responds to Spotlight Suggestions 'backlash,' says personal data collection limited
In response to a Monday report alleging Apple has started to automatically collect user search and location data through Spotlight Suggestions, the company has issued a statement clarifying the extent to which customer information is gathered and how it is used.

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MLB World Series stadiums first pro sports venues to accept Apple Pay

MLB World Series stadiums first pro sports venues to accept Apple Pay
When the Kansas City Royals take on the San Francisco Giants at this year's MLB World Series, fans attending the games at the two teams' respective stadiums will be able to buy concession items using Apple Pay.

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iPad sales narrowly beat expectations as Tim Cook targets "negative commentary," says market isn't saturated

iPad sales narrowly beat expectations as Tim Cook targets
In today's earnings conference call with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook explained why he remains "very bullish" about iPads despite the tablet's sales not maintaining the growth rates of iPhones or Macs in every region.

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