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Apple Wins $1B iTunes Case

Trial included testimony from Steve Jobs

(Newser) - After just three hours of deliberation, a federal jury decided yesterday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores. The jury handed Apple a victory by rejecting a claim from... More »

Former Apple Exec Headed to Prison

Paul Devine sentenced last week for selling secrets

(Newser) - While working as an Apple executive, Paul Devine owned a Porsche Cayenne and held $950,000 across several bank accounts. Only problem: He was getting kickbacks by illegally handing out secrets to Apple suppliers that helped them negotiate better deals with Apple, 9to5Mac and Mac Observer report. Devine, a former... More »

Steve Jobs to Testify in Apple Trial

Deposition could be bad news for firm in antitrust suit

(Newser) - Steve Jobs is remarkably busy for a dead man. Not only has the Apple founder received 141 patents since his death in 2011, he will be the star witness in a class-action antitrust lawsuit set to open in California today. The case will feature a videotaped deposition from Jobs, as... More »

Apple CEO Tim Cook: I'm Proud to Be Gay

Colleagues have known, but he announces it publicly for first time

(Newser) - Many of Tim Cook's colleagues already knew he was gay, but the Apple CEO decided to tell the world at large when he realized that "my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more important," he writes in a column in Bloomberg ... More »

Tim Cook: Apple Pay Is 'Already No. 1'

CVS, Rite Aid rejection just a 'skirmish'

(Newser) - CVS and Rite Aid may have dropped Apple Pay , but the tech giant's boss isn't sweating it. "It’s a skirmish," Tim Cook told a tech conference yesterday. Meanwhile, he says, things are going well for the system, Fortune reports. "In the first 72 hours,... More »

2 Major Chains Dump Apple Pay

CVS-Rite Aid consortium reportedly working on own payment system for 2015

(Newser) - While buzz continues to build among consumers about Apple Pay , at least two retailers have already jumped ship: CVS and Rite Aid. But the drugstore chains didn't simply dump Apple Pay on a whim—they're part of MCX (short for Merchant Customer Exchange), a retailer consortium that's... More »

Apple Unveils Thinner iPad Air 2

But no big surprises emerge out of Cupertino

(Newser) - Those who want a shiny new iPad for the holidays will have the option of shelling out $499 for the newly unveiled iPad Air 2, reports the Verge . The device is 6.1mm thick, down 18% from its predecessor, and Apple calls it the "world's thinnest tablet."... More »

Egg Freezing Is Fine, but Make Work Easier for Parenthood

New Silicon Valley benefit is only part of the picture: pundits

(Newser) - Facebook and Apple will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs , which is being hailed in some corners as a progressive step for women in the workplace. But is it really? wonders Jenni Avins at Quark . "Perhaps equally empowering, if not more so, would be the creation of... More »

Apple, Facebook Perk: Egg-Freezing Coverage

May be first major employers to provide this type of coverage

(Newser) - Silicon Valley already leads in tech innovation—why shouldn't it lead in procreation, too? Facebook has expanded employee coverage to include egg freezing, and Apple will start providing similar coverage in January, company reps tell NBC News . Both companies—thought to be the "first major employers to offer... More »

iPhone 6 Users' New Gripe: It's Pulling Out Their Hair

Is it the new #BendGate?

(Newser) - If users weren't already tearing their hair out over bending iPhones , now the device will do it for them. Apparently some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners are frustrated by phones that are pulling out their hair, Business Insider reports. The issue seems to be the tiny space between... More »

Apple: iPhone 6 Is NSA-Proof

Company says data on device can't be easily unscrambled, and FBI isn't happy

(Newser) - Apple says its latest iPhone has an encryption system that will keep users' emails and photos safe from the prying eyes of the NSA or any law-enforcement agency, reports the New York Times . The company says its algorithm is so complex that if it ever had to turn over data... More »

Apple: Only 9 Complaints About Bendy Phones

Company stands by iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as reports continue

(Newser) - Apple is standing by the durability of its iPhones after hearing all the online chatter about how the latest models—particularly the iPhone 6 Plus—are prone to bending . The company tells CNBC that out of millions sold so far, it has received only nine complaints, and it maintains that... More »

Software Update Prevents iPhones From Making Calls

Apple quickly pulls iOS 8.01 amid complaints

(Newser) - Apple had to quickly yank an update to its mobile software today after the upgrade caused more problems than it was supposed to fix, reports the Verge . The company released iOS 8.01 this afternoon, hoping to get rid of widely reported bugs with iOS 8. But about an hour... More »

Unintended iPhone 6 Feature: It Bends

But it's not clear how widespread problem is

(Newser) - Like to keep your iPhone in your pocket? Well, you may not want to do so if you just bought a shiny new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, because the phones can easily get bent. Users are posting pictures and videos of how easily the phones bend in what is... More »

Apple: iPhone 6, 6 Plus Sales Break Record

Company claims 10 million units sold over 3 days

(Newser) - Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million of the then-new iPhone 5C and 5S models. The... More »

Joan Rivers Instagrams From the Grave

Post briefly appears on her Facebook page

(Newser) - Whoops: This morning, Joan Rivers appeared to hawk the iPhone 6 from beyond the grave. An Instagram photo of an older-model iPhone appeared, ever so briefly, on Rivers' Facebook page, along with the caption, "This badass is being replaced by an iPhone 6 (not the fat one). I got... More »

How the Mighty Have Fallen: U2 Is a Punchline

Nico Lang: It joins the ranks of Nickelback as a band 'no one likes'

(Newser) - There was a time when the giveaway of a new U2 album would have been a big deal in a good way, not in the PR-disaster way surrounding this month's Apple stunt . Most people, it seems, responded with a shrug or with annoyance that an album they didn't... More »

Apple Won't Unlock Devices for Police— Because It Can't

New encryption code keeps everyone—even Apple—out of private user info

(Newser) - Even cops with a warrant to pull private user data off of someone's fancy new iPhone or iPad might be out of luck—Apple says that with the release of iOS 8, it's now not physically possible for even the company itself to access that info, reports the... More »

Your Gadgets' Dirty Origin Story: Forced Labor

Apple, Samsung, Sony products made at factories in question

(Newser) - Many factory workers behind Apple, Samsung, and other top electronics products are working in Malaysia—where 28% of electronics workers, and 32% of migrant workers in the industry, are stuck in forced labor, a report commissioned by the US government finds. Some 92% of the country's workers from Bangladesh,... More »

Apple Watch's Potential Weak Spot: Battery Life

As of now, you'd have to charge it every day

(Newser) - The coming Apple Watch is winning mostly positive reviews for being smart, lightweight, and chock full of useful apps. But critics aren't being so kind about its battery life: Users will have to charge it once a day. Officially, Apple says this is no big deal, that people will... More »

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