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Despite being doomed, Apple once again rockets towards its highest stock price ever

The iPhone 6 is going to suck, nobody wants an iPad, and the iWatch is going to cost US$3,000, so it's really quite surprising that despite all this on its plate, Apple is still managing to creep near to its highest stock price in history today. At the time of this writing, AAPL is sitting at...

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Security breach may be reason for Gatekeeper app signing changes (Updated)

A discussion has been brewing on Twitter today regarding the recent app signing changes that could leave some apps blocked by Gatekeeper if developers don't re-sign the apps. Apple had let developers know that "With the release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, the way that OS X recognizes signed apps...

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Apple's "Misunderstood" holiday ad captures Emmy for "Most Outstanding Commercial"

A holiday-themed ad Apple released in late 2013 -- titled "Misunderstood" -- was the recent recipient of an Emmy award for "Most Outstanding Commercial." Put together by Apple's longtime ad agency TBWA, the ad depicts teenage boy who seemingly prefers to spend time alone on his phone than he does...

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Apple updates executive profiles page with more execs and diversity

Apple today added a number of new executive profiles to the Press Info part of its website, featuring a number of execs who haven't been in the limelight before. Among the additions to the profiles are the smiling group of happy Apple execs seen above, including Paul Deneve (previously CEO of...

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Tim Cook takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, challenges Dr. Dre

Yesterday we talked about Apple marketing VP Phil Schiller challenging CEO Tim Cook to take the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge. Well, at an Apple beer bash yesterday, Cook took his icy shower. Cook then challenged Disney CEO and Apple board member Bob Iger, recording artist Michael Franti...

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Apple #88 on Fortune's 100 fastest-growing companies

As big as Apple is -- 98,000 employees worldwide, with 2013 revenues of about US$171 billion -- it's still growing like a much smaller, nimbler company. Fortune's 2014 list of the 100 fastest-growing companies is out, and Apple is in the #88 spot. The ranking is a bit lower than last year's #38,...

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Apple bans the use of two potentially harmful chemicals in final device assembly

Apple has banned the use of two potentially harmful chemicals in the final assembly of its devices. This ban was confirmed by vice president of environmental initiatives Lisa Jackson in a statement posted on Apple's Environmental Responsibility website. Recently, we received some questions...

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Apple releases diversity data; 70% of employees are male and 55% are white

Following in the footsteps of other high-tech companies, Apple today released a report detailing employee diversity across the company. Some of the more noteworthy data includes the following information compiled from Apple's 98,000-strong employee base. Overall, 55% of Apple employees are...

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Relive the BBS dream (nightmare?) with Level 29

Do you hate the current Internet and wish you could go back to the days of boring text on a blank background? Of course you don't, but if you want to be reminded of just how great things are these days you can take a temporary trip down memory lane with Level 29, an electronic bulletin board being...

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Apple's Reno data center prepares for update

Apple's data center near Reno, Nevada is getting an update according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. The paper is reporting that Apple has applied for new building permits for its Reno Technology Park campus. Apple submitted permit applications for two additional data cluster buildings as it ramps...

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Welcome to Slices of Apple, an inside look at what makes Apple great

Fridays on TUAW just got more interesting. Every Friday over the next three months we'll run an episode from Slices of Apple, a documentary about some of the people, tools and processes inside Apple, Inc. We've got some great stories to tell that are not only interesting, but can actually help...

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Apple iPhone event scheduled for September 9

Apple has announced scheduled a special event for September 9, 2014, Re/Code reports. That date happens to be exactly 364 days since the iPhone 5s and 5c were revealed, so chances are fantastic that this one will be all about a new smartphone. The inevitable successor to the iPhone 5s (or...

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Apple news bites for Tuesday, August 5, 2014

It's been very, very quiet in the world of Apple the past few weeks, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing happening out there. Here are a few little snack-sized bits of news that we've picked up this morning: Did you break the screen on your iPhone 5s? Just walk into your local Apple...

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Introducing Slices of Apple, an inside look at what makes Apple great

Ever wonder what makes Apple tick? The company is notoriously secretive about its products, but perhaps has been even more secretive about how it operates on the inside. Relatively few resources are available if you want to know the inside scoop on how Apple keeps making great products. While Tim...

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Kids React to a Typewriter: 'Thank God we have iPads now"

The "Kids React" video series by The Fine Bros on YouTube is always great for a laugh or two, and whenever a piece of retro technology pops up on the show, it inevitably gets compared to an Apple product. Today's "Kids React to Typewriters" episode is no different, and the youngsters interviews...

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