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June 10, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Apple will bring iBooks to laptops and desktops, it announced in the keynote of its Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday in San Francisco. Since the launch of the iBookstore in 2010, iBooks has only been available as an app. The complete iBooks marketplace, 1.8-million titles, will be available to users on Apple laptops and desktops using its OS X operating system. Any books that you have previously purchased will be available on your laptop or desktop, reports the Next Web. With the move, Apple makes a direct appeal to student users.
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BUSINESS
April 29, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
This post has been updated. Back in December, while I was writing a story about the extraordinary volatility of Apple's stock, one trader used the term "Apple slingshot" to describe the ups and downs of its shares.  Basically, the idea is that the stock experiences such wild fluctuations for such a huge stock. Each time it dipped to a new low over the past several years, it then rocketed back even further to a new all-time high. Like pulling back on a slingshot and then releasing it.  PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 It just takes a strong stomach to hold on.  With the stock on a strong run the past week, I wonder: Are we seeing the latest Apple slingshot?
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September 30, 2013 | By Dianne de Guzman
The saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" holds true for lots of things, but sometimes an explanation is still helpful. In today's photo, Sergey Sus captured this amazingly colorful, light-filled photo of ... just what, exactly? As it turns out, the photo is of a recent Apple store display, according to an email from Sus: "This photo was taken at the Apple store in the Americana at Brand. This display is in the main window, and I like the way all these color balls lined up, especially when looking at them straight on. " If you look closely, the background shows the line for the new iPhone.
BUSINESS
September 12, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
As expected for months, Apple has just announced the iPhone 5 . But somehow, there are always those people who buy an iPhone just before the new one comes out. If you're one of those unlucky people, here's a guide containing the iPhone return policies for all major companies that carry the iPhone 4S. Good luck. PHOTOS: Apple iPhone 5 Apple If you purchased your iPhone directly from the tech giant itself, you get 30 days to change your mind and return it. Apple says the phone should be "undamaged," repackaged and include all of its accessories.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
After spending about a day with the new iPad, it's clear that Apple's third-generation tablet is an improvement over its two stellar predecessors.  Apps launch faster, websites load quicker and the camera actually takes good-looking pictures this time around thanks to a 5-megapixel rear shooter. But there is no question that the best feature found in the new iPad is its display. With a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, and 3.1 million pixels in total spread across the screen, the new iPad's screen has a higher resolution screen than today's 1080p high definition TVs. The device offers the sharpest, most impressive screen I've seen on any tablet, ever.
BUSINESS
October 8, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple has addressed the purple flares and streaks that show up on some iPhone 5 pictures, but its solution for the problem is quite disappointing. On a support page on the Apple website, the Cupertino tech company said this is an issue that affects most small cameras, including past iPhones. "This can happen when a light source is positioned at an angle (usually just outside the field of view) so that it causes a reflection off the surfaces inside the camera module and onto the camera sensor," Apple said .  The purple streaks are not something that users have complained about on past iPhones and when The Times tested the iPhone 5 compared with an iPhone 4 camera, the issue only seemed to occur with the newer model.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Sometimes Apple becomes so wrapped up in its secrecy that it declines to release accessories that its products obviously could use. But that's what third parties are for, and right now a bunch of start-up third parties are on Kickstarter trying to get seed money for some pretty cool Apple-related projects. They range from iPhone cases and gadgets to a stand built to improve Apple's iPad Smart Cover and Smart Case. That project is the Smarter Stand , and it's a pair of clips that help you get more stand positions for your iPad out of your Smart Cover by holding together two of the cover's folds at the same time.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2013 | Michael Hiltzik
For those of us not directly invested in Apple, the stock's trajectory over the last six months has been a thrill ride to rival anything you'll find at Magic Mountain. Since hitting an all-time peak of $705 in mid-September, the shares have been on a long slide, reaching $419 before recovering a bit to almost $462 last week. At the peak, learned Wall Street analysts were speculating about how high Apple could go and whether the sky really was the limit; at the current trough, they're all but proclaiming the end of the Apple era. Here are the questions on everyone's lips: Who's right?
BUSINESS
January 17, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Amazon.com has launched a mobile version of its MP3 store for the iPhone and iPod Touch, giving users a way to buy songs from the online retailer with their devices. The new store is a Web app, meaning Apple device users can access it using the Safari browser. By building a Web app rather than an app users have to download from the Apple App Store, Amazon doesn't have to give Apple the typical 30% cut developers pay the Cupertino company when someone buys their app or something within their app. Now iPhone and iPod Touch users "can access Amazon's huge catalog of music, features like personalized recommendations, deals like albums for $5, songs for $0.69, and they can buy their music once and use it everywhere,” said Steve Boom, vice president of Amazon Music, in a statement . PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 The store, at amazon.com/mp3 , has a catalog of 22 million songs, the company says.
OPINION
September 4, 2012 | By Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman
Does anyone own the rectangle? Should anyone own the rectangle? These questions may sound absurd, but they're at the heart of U.S. patent law's Battle of the Titans: Apple vs. Samsung. On Aug. 24, a San Jose jury awarded Apple Inc. a whopping $1.05 billion in damages. Apple had accused Samsung of copying its intellectual property, including its very broad design patents for rectangular "electronic devices. " And Apple wants to use those patents to stop its competitor from selling items like the new (rectangular)
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