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Childhood home of Steve Jobs may become historical landmark

CNN reported earlier today that Steve Jobs' childhood home in Palo Alto, Calif., may soon become a historical site. Jobs' childhood home, if you recall, houses the garage where he and Woz worked to put together the first Apple I computers. The family home where a young Steve Jobs built the first...

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Siri finally says goodbye to the 'Beta' tag

When Siri first launched alongside the iPhone 4S back in October of 2011, the software came draped with an unusual characteristic -- a "Beta" tag. For a company that avoids discussing pre-release hardware and software like the plague, it was highly unusual for Apple to release a piece of software t...

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Conspicuously absent from Apple's media event -- new iPods

Apple's media event on Tuesday was chock-full of important announcements; new iPhone designs, enhanced camera functionality, a fingerprint-authorization sensor and more. What we didn't hear was any mention of Apple's revered iPod. Indeed, this marks just the second time in eight years that Apple ...

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Apple designers discuss their iconic work in web series and e-book

Much has been said about Apple's attention to design. Now has packaged an exhaustive oral history of Apple design in a series of six articles, four of which have been published as of today. The full oral history is also available in a book by Max Chafkin titled Design Crazy, availab...

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Judge prevents Apple from setting prices with e-book partners (Update: Apple to appeal)

Well Apple's ongoing saga with the DOJ has finally come to an end*. Judge Denise Cote today laid out her punishment for Apple after finding that the company had indeed colluded with a number of publishing companies to collectively raise the price of e-books. Specifically, Cote issued an injunctio...

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Former Levi Strauss & Co. executive Enrique Atienza joins Apple's retail team

9to5Mac is reporting that Apple recently poached former Levi Strauss executive Enrique Atienza to join its retail team. Atienza will reportedly join Apple as a director for the company's US retail operations. A source says that Atienza will be the director of all retail matters for many regions ...

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How Steve Jobs was able to negotiate a revenue-sharing agreement with AT&T

Forbes has an extremely interesting article detailing how the negotiating prowess of Steve Jobs helped Apple secure, for a short time, a revenue-sharing agreement with AT&T along with a host of other perks that carriers had previously been staunchly opposed to. The following Steve Jobs anecdo...

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Norwegian government bans Apple from capturing 3D Flyover Maps data in Oslo

The Norwegian government has banned Apple from capturing 3D Flyover Maps imagry of Oslo, reports Aftenposten (via 9to5Mac). Apparently the Norwegian National Security Authority has instituted the ban because it is concerned that the small aircraft Apple uses, which has advanced 3D photography syst...

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Behind the music: the backstory of Marimba 158, the iPhone text tone

In a fascinating post from Kelly Jacklin, the long time Apple software engineer details how he helped create the default text alert sound on the iPhone -- now known as the "Tri-tone" alert. The history of the the pleasant chime we've all come to know and love stretches all the way back to 1998, nea...

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A gallery of Apple's tower computers

The new Mac Pro has an innovative design by many standards. Though it may push the envelope with its tube-shaped design, it's not the only Mac tower that has a striking appearance. Previous Mac desktop towers had a look of their own that set them apart from the boring beige plastic of most compara...

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Siskel and Ebert review vintage Apple ads

This weekend we reported on an eclectic and extensive collection of vintage 1980s Apple commercials that were uploaded to the ever growing YouTube channel EveryAppleAds. Apple's older commercials are rather amusing to watch. They're cheesy, fun, and clearly represent a time when manufacturers real...

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Jobs was interested in the phone industry as early as the 80's

Former Apple CEO John Sculley spoke recently during Young Turks Conclave 2013 and shared his thoughts on Steve Jobs, Apple's future and India's entrepreneurs. His conversation was reprinted by, a website dedicated to India's startup scene. Speaking about Steve Jobs, Sculley shared th...

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Bob Mansfield leaves Apple's executive team, will assist Tim Cook

The biography for Bob Mansfield, Apple's senior vice president of technologies, unexpectedly disappeared from Apple's executive web page over the weekend. The removal of Mansfield's biography was first reported by MacRumors, and AllThingsD followed with an official statement from Apple that confir...

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Construction begins at Reno iCloud data center

Running a service as complicated as Apple's iCloud takes massive investments in infrastructure to properly support. This past March Apple broke ground on a new Reno, Nev., iCloud data center, a modern facility which will house massive banks of servers and the other guts that keep iCloud running. I...

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Judge finds Apple guilty of fixing e-book prices (Updated)

According to Reuters, US District Judge Denise Cote has ruled against Apple in its big e-book price-fixing trial. The judge found that Apple conspired to raise the retail price of e-books and will now face a trial to determine damages. Update: Both Apple and the Department of Justice have release...

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