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October 23, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
SAN FRANCISCO - If you own a MacBook laptop or a Mac desktop computer, then Apple's decision to make OS X Mavericks available as a free download may have you itching to upgrade. What's not to like about free, right? And there are certainly some nice goodies that would make this a worthwhile update. There's a fresh, new look along with potentially longer battery life. And along with new features such as iBooks, some stalwarts like Safari, Maps and Calendar all get some snazzy improvements.
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March 19, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple CEO Tim Cook has gone out of his way to call a new book, which is focused on the state of his company since the death of Steve Jobs, "nonsense. " Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane released the book this week. It is called "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs. " "Steve Jobs's death raised one of the most pressing questions in the tech and business worlds: Could Apple stay great without its iconic leader?" the book's description reads. VIDEO: Unboxing the Holy Gra i l, a bulletproof smartphone screen Needless to say, Cook is not a fan of Kane's work, and he voiced his displeasure in a statement sent to CNBC . "This nonsense belongs with some of the other books I've read about Apple," Cook said.
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BUSINESS
September 17, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Thanks to an app update for the iPhone and the iPad, Apple TV users can now watch movies and TV shows offered on  Amazon Instant Video. The Seattle-based online retailer has updated the Amazon Instant Video app to support AirPlay, a feature that makes it possible for users to beam content on their devices to their TV sets via the Apple TV digital receiver. It's a way to get around the fact that Amazon Instant Video is still not available as an app on Apple TV the way Netflix and HBO Go are. With the apps, users can simply click on Netflix or HBO Go channels on their Apple TV to watch videos.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
If you're still hoping that Apple will one day release a TV set, you might not want to hold your breath. Former Wall Street Journal reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane is set to release a book titled "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs," this week. In it, she recounts a moment during one of Steve Jobs' final months where the late Apple chief executive directly told his top executives that the company would not be entering the TV business, according to a Business Insider report . At Jobs' last Top 100 meeting, which is an annual summit for Apple's top executives, Jobs told his staff to ask him anything they wanted.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung's Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a powerful tablet with a huge screen rivaling that of laptops. But don't think of it as replacing your laptop anytime soon. The South Korean tech giant has packed the Galaxy Note Pro with an enormous 12.2-inch screen and numerous software features meant to let users perform the same types of tasks that they could on a computer, such as running one app on top of another at the same time. Samsung says it made the tablet so users can be productive and look professional holding it. The tablet features Samsung's stitched faux-leather back cover that the company has begun to use on many of its products.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien and Vincent Bevins
Apple threw open the doors Saturday to its first store in Brazil, one of the world's fastest-growing smartphone markets and a region that is crucially important to the company. Chief Executive Tim Cook announced the opening in a tweet : "'Obrigado' to everyone who visited our new store in Rio de Janeiro today and to our terrific customers across Brazil!" The opening is the company's first in Latin America, and comes in a country that is set to host the World Cup this summer and the Olympics in 2016.  The grand opening drew more than 1,700 people, according to the Brazilian newspaper the Globe.
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December 16, 2010
Apple pie Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes plus chilling time Servings: 8 to 10 Prepared pie crust 3 to 4 pounds of apples, peeled, cored and sliced into large chunks, eighths or tenths. 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 egg, beaten (to use as an egg wash) 1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees.
OPINION
January 27, 2013
Re "Apple's share price falls 12%," Business, Jan. 25 Isn't it interesting that when analysts predict Apple's quarterly earnings and they are wrong, they say that Apple "missed" the target? Apple didn't miss, the analysts did. These so-called experts arrogantly make predictions and then they blame Apple rather than themselves for the "miss. " Ray Uhler Rancho Santa Margarita ALSO: Letters: Framing the gun debate Letters: Women joining men in combat Letters: Cigarettes, unsafe at any number
OPINION
August 28, 2012
Re "High stakes after Apple verdict," Aug. 26 The article closes with a quote from Santa Clara University assistant law professor Brian Love, who said that technology companies should "take all the money they are spending on lawyers and experts and instead invest that money in research and design. " Great in theory, but once you spend all that money and effort and produce a revolutionary product such as Apple's iPhone, and then the guy down the street copies all your best ideas, what are you supposed to do?
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September 12, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
If you plan on buying one of Apple's new iPhones, you may want to head to Wal-Mart. The retail giant has announced it will carry the new devices and sell them at prices lower than Apple and other retailers. Wal-Mart said it will carry 16-gigabyte versions of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5c will be available for $79 ($20 cheaper than its regular price) with a two-year contract from AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. The iPhone 5s will be available for $189 ($10 cheaper than its regular price)
BUSINESS
March 17, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple is reportedly working on a new app called Healthbook for its iOS mobile devices that would help users track and monitor various parts of their health. 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman , who first reported the app in January, provided more details on Healthbook on Monday, citing unnamed sources who are working on the app. Here are the main things readers need to know about Healthbook: It looks like Apple's Passbook app In terms of design, Healthbook is expected to look a lot like Passbook, one of Apple's existing apps that is used to store passes from numerous iOS apps.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Some Apple users in England are bloody upset after the company changed the voice of their version of Siri. When the Cupertino tech giant released the iOS 7.1 update for iPhones and iPads earlier this week, it introduced a new female voice option for British users. However, the male voice was changed, to the displeasure of numerous users. VIDEO: Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 a powerful tablet but isn't a laptop substitute Users who want to hear the difference between old British Siri, new male British Siri and female British Siri, can check out them out in this YouTube video . The change to male British Siri led one user to post a eulogy titled " In Loving Memory of British Siri " for the old version on the Apple sub-reddit.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple likely won't unveil iOS 8 until this summer, but already, details about the upcoming iPhone and iPad operating system are beginning to come out. 9to5Mac, which is known for its impressive track record of Apple scoops, this week released numerous reports explaining Apple's plans for the eighth version of its mobile operating system. For starters, Apple plans to make iOS 8 much faster than iOS 7, a version of the operating system in which the company focused primarily on a mass redesign.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung's Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a powerful tablet with a huge screen rivaling that of laptops. But don't think of it as replacing your laptop anytime soon. The South Korean tech giant has packed the Galaxy Note Pro with an enormous 12.2-inch screen and numerous software features meant to let users perform the same types of tasks that they could on a computer, such as running one app on top of another at the same time. Samsung says it made the tablet so users can be productive and look professional holding it. The tablet features Samsung's stitched faux-leather back cover that the company has begun to use on many of its products.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple appears to be the latest entity to jump on the selfie bandwagon, adding a new section to its App Store dedicated solely to apps that are ideal for taking the self-portrait-style pictures. The Cupertino, Calif., tech company appears to have added a featured section, titled "Sharing Selfies," Thursday afternoon. The section is used to promote various apps, including Snapchat, Frontback, Everyday and Picr. The section can be found in both the mobile and desktop versions of the Apple App Store for iOS devices.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Starting next month, United Airlines will let users watch hundreds of movies and TV shows free on their laptops and Apple iOS mobile devices. The airline said customers with compatible devices will be able to watch more than 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows without having to pay any fees. To watch the free content, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users will have to download the latest version of the United app. The airline said laptop owners will have to download and install a browser plug-in to watch certain types of content.
NEWS
July 24, 2012 | By Jon Healey
Here's one aspect of Steve Jobs' legacy that Tim Cook, his successor at the helm of Apple, must be hating Wednesday: the company's reputation for lowballing its sales and profit estimates. The company found itself in the odd position of reporting better results than it had projected -- and, more objectively, higher quarterly sales and profits than the year before -- yet having its stock hammered in after-hours trading. Why? Because analysts had predicted much higher sales and profits, and thus were surprised and disappointed.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Apple has some explaining to do -- to Congress. On Wednesday, Democratic Reps. Henry A. Waxman of Beverly Hills and G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina penned a letter to Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook, requesting information on Apple's iOS app developer policies and suggesting that perhaps Apple could be doing more to secure iPhone users' private information -- specifically the email addresses and phone numbers they keep in...
BUSINESS
March 12, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Starbucks customers using the company's iPhone app will be able to show some love to their baristas by tipping them through their smartphones starting March 19. The Seattle coffee giant enhanced its mobile app for Apple's iOS system to allow digital tipping at more than 7,000 company-owned stores in the U.S. Customers will be able to tip 50 cents, $1 or a maximum of $2. The company said the service was the upgrade most suggested by its customers...
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March 11, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple will roll out a new and improved version of the Maps navigation app in the next major update for its iPhone and iPad software, a report Tuesday said. The Cupertino tech company is working on major under-the-hood changes for Apple Maps that should improve the apps accuracy, according to 9to5Mac , which cites unnamed sources. Apple is also working on implementing public transportation data -- perhaps the most important feature still absent -- into its navigation app. Apple plans to announce and release the improved version of Maps alongside the release of iOS 8, the next version of the iPhone and iPad operating system.
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