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February 25, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple has issued an update for Mac users that fixes a security hole identified last week that is known as the "Goto fail" bug. The security issue potentially makes it possible for hackers to intercept and even modify information users send from their Macs, iPads and iPhones to trusted services in what is known as a man-in-the-middle attack.  Apple corrected the gap for its mobile devices with an update over the weekend , but the tech community...
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March 3, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
In what may be the first social media marketing campaign by Apple, the Cupertino, Calif., tech company appears to have turned to Tumblr to advertise the iPhone 5c. A recently launched Tumblr blog called isee5c features five 15-second video clips that each advertises a different color version of the iPhone 5c, Apple's $99 smartphone.  Apple hasn't officially taken credit for the colorful Tumblr page, but isee5c is stylized in a way that...
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January 13, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple devices are still in high demand -- just ask New York City thieves. Products by the Cupertino, Calif., company, such as iPhones and iPads, accounted for more than 18% of New York's grand larcenies in 2013, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal that cites the New York Police Department. In total, more than 8,000 Apple devices were stolen last year, leading to a 13% increase in grand larceny arrests compared with 2012. PHOTOS: Top 10 tech fails of 2013 The NYPD said thieves usually snatch the gadgets while on public transportation -- where users have their devices out and aren't paying close enough attention to their surroundings.
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June 6, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple will kick off its annual developers conference next week with a keynote Monday, and the owners of two companies that make protective cases for portable devices believe the Cupertino, Calif., giant will unveil a new iPad. Tim Hickman and David Adam, co-owners of case makers Hard Candy and Gumdrop, unveiled cases Thursday morning for the rumored Apple device. In the world of third-party Apple accessory makers, it's important to be among the first to release your product. That usually means you get first and most favorable rack placement at retail shops.
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September 23, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
SAN FRANCISCO - Has Apple Inc. regained its cool factor? The company announced in a news release Monday that it sold 9 million new iPhones over the weekend. That number blew past its previous records, trounced nearly all expectations on Wall Street and sent its stock soaring. Apple also confirmed that users were downloading iOS 7, the newer version of its mobile operating system released last week, at a record clip. For legions of Apple loyalists, the extraordinary results provided more evidence that the Cupertino, Calif., company's grip on consumers' imaginations and wallets remained as firm as ever.
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March 1, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
CUPERTINO, Calif. -- At an annual shareholders meeting Friday that was almost completely devoid of drama, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook still managed to stun the audience for a moment and bring the room to complete silence.  Sitting on a chair onstage, holding an iPad and some notes, about halfway through a Q&A session, Cook suddenly said something unthinkable for a company that never says a peep about its future plans: "And now I'm going...
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September 3, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple has sent out invitations for a press event next week at which it will very likely announce new iPhones, so if you want to sell your old device, now is the time to do it. The Cupertino tech giant will hold its event on Sept. 10, and some reports say the new iPhones could go on sale as early as Sept. 20. Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5S, a successor to the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 5C, a low-cost version of the phone that is expected to have a plastic shell and come in numerous color options.
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September 10, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien and Andrea Chang
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Whether the "c" in iPhone 5c stands for color or China, the launch of a plastic cellphone marks one of the biggest strategic shifts for Apple since the company began the smartphone revolution six years ago. Though the announcements made Tuesday at Apple's headquarters were relatively modest in scale, the tech giant seemed to be signaling that it was intent on recapturing lost momentum in China. Although a rumored deal with that nation's largest carrier was not announced at the event, analysts are expecting it to be confirmed soon, possibly at a separate media event being held in Beijing on Wednesday.
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July 23, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Apple Inc. reports its third-quarter financial results after the markets close Tuesday, and expectations for the tech giant aren't high. A prolonged product drought has dampened the fervor that had surrounded the company over the last few years, with consumers and investors alike eager for something new. In the absence of that, and combined with stiff competition from rivals selling newer products often at lower price points, Apple's sales reportedly...
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July 18, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
A patent issued this week may signal that Apple is getting closer to using a super-strong alloy to build its iPhone and other devices. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for "bulk amorphous alloy sheet forming processes" to Crucible Intellectual Property. That company is a subsidiary of Liquidmetal Technologies, which teamed up with Apple a few years back to develop its trademarked Liquidmetal alloy material for the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant's technologies.
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