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Apple TV is required for the ideal Apple smart home experience

CES doesn't typically yield much info on Apple products, but the impending smart home push led some device manufacturers to bring their not-entirely-working HomeKit devices to the year's biggest consumer electronics show and a few tidbits of reliable info have emerged. As The Verge reports, Apple'...

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How many jobs has Apple helped create in the United States?

Apple currently has 66,000 employees working directly for them in the United States, but beyond that direct employment how much impact has the company from Cupertino had on American job growth? Thanks to a report from Apple we now have an idea, and the number is big. Apple takes credit for ove...

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Apple updates French website in show of solidarity with Charlie Hebdo

Following the terrorist attack against the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo Apple has updated its French homepage with a black banner is a sign of solidarity. The banner reads "Je Suis Charlie" which translated in English means "I am Charlie." On January 7 three gunmen opened fire on the Pa...

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2015 ushers in new App Store records

The lights are wound and tossed in the garage, the tree is headed for the landfill, and it's time to get down to business for the year... but not before Apple raves about how much money it made during the holidays! The company is celebrating a massive accomplishment today with the news that Januar...

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Is Apple's quality slipping?

Over the weekend, amidst the noise of CES news seeping from Vegas, founding Tumblr CTO and Overcast developer Marco Arment voiced a concern I have been stressing over for some time. Titled "Apple has lost the functional high ground," it cuts straight to the heart of the matter: Apple's longtime ...

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Happy New Year! Now let's sue Apple...

Apple is no stranger to storage complaints over its mobile devices, and while the company successfully dodged a 2007 lawsuit over the advertised storage size of its iPod line, that's not stopping a new group of plaintiffs from attempting to spawn a class action lawsuit (PDF) over the amount of unu...

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Apple updates return policy in several EU countries

Apple has adjusted its return policy in several European countries, including the UK, Germany and France. The change lets customers essentially "return" digital purchases within fourteen days of purchase. Qualifying purchases include apps, music and books from the iBookstore. According to App...

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A long ride on Apple's coattails scores Xiaomi a $45 billion valuation

There are plenty of tech companies out there that wish they were in Apple's position as one of the world's most valuable companies. Xiaomi -- the maker of the MiPad and MiPhone -- seems to have figured out how to quickly climb the value ladder, and it's actually easier than anyone could have imagi...

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NYT reports that Apple declined Sony offer to host "The Interview" on iTunes

Photo Credit: Korean Central News Agency The New York Times reported yesterday that the Sony Pictures comedy film "The Interview" would be released in a limited run at theaters throughout the country. Locked away in a single paragraph of a much-too-lengthy article about the movie, the controversy ...

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NTP bug fix was Apple's first ever automated security update

On Monday December 22, Apple released a new security update fixing security issues affecting NTP (network time protocol) in OS X. While updates are a common occurrence for any computer user, Monday's update was a first for Apple -- it was the first time the company pushed out an automated securit...

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Tim Cook is CNN Money's CEO of the Year for 2014

CNN Money has named Apple's Tim Cook as the best CEO of 2014. Citing a rise in the value of the company's stock by 40 percent during the year, a share price near an all-time high, and very successful launches of both the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and Apple Pay, Cook beat out BlackBerry's John Chen, ...

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Apple bought back $56 billion of its own stock in 2014

Apple is no stranger to stock buybacks so its no surprise that the trend continued in the 2014 fiscal year. And how much stock did Apple buy back this year? According to a new report for FactSet, Apple spent over $56 billion buying back stock this year. That's $36.8 billon more than IBM who took ...

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BBC alleges Apple failing to improve working conditions, Tim Cook disagrees

Last night a BBC news program called Panorama aired hidden camera footage from inside one of Apple's supply chain factories in China that showed poor working conditions -- an issue that Apple has been dealing with accusations of for quite some time. Showing breaches of protocol that are designed t...

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Gene Munster predicts! This time, Apple television coming in 2016

For all the fun we Apple bloggers have with Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster's insistence that Apple's going to come out with some sort of amazing smart TV, you have to hand it to the man for two things. First, his persistence in believing that dream and second, his ability to go public yet ag...

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Apple closes Russian online store due to ruble fluctuations

Apple has stopped selling iPads, iPhones and other products on its Russian website due to the extreme fluctuations in the ruble, reports Bloomberg. Since the start of the week, the Russian currency has lost up to 20 percent of its value, kicking off a deluge of orders on imported electronics and o...

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