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Apple’s new iPad mini has the same screen resolution and chip for faster processing as the iPad Air.
A Seoul court ruled that Apple Inc. didn’t violate some of Samsung Electronics Co.’s patents, dealing a rare blow to the South Korean smartphone maker in its home turf.
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Apple continues to flesh out its Apple TV set-top-box offering, quietly adding handful after handful of new channels to the service. On Wednesday, the company added to its Apple TV “hobby” Bloomberg TV, Crackle and KOR-TV, alongside cable subscriber access to local ABC affiliates via a “Watch ABC” channel. Today’s additions join a number of new entertainment options that have appeared on Apple TV in recent months, including PBS, HBO, The Disney Channel and ESPN.
After receiving final approval from the Cupertino City Council to build its massive new headquarters in the Northern California city, Apple wasted no time in moving ahead with the project. Earlier this week, the company began demolition of the existing site, which formerly belonged to Hewlett-Packard. Once that phase of the project is completed, construction can begin on the 176-acre campus and the vast, spaceship-shaped building that will be its centerpiece.
I’m not allowed for security reasons to have an iPhone.
– U.S. President Barack Obama explains his BlackBerry
News Bytehas acquired Topsy Labs, a social media analysis firm specializing in charting Twitter trends. Price: Somewhere north of $200 million. Topsy, one of handful of companies with access to Twitter’s full “firehose” of tweets, recently unveiled a search engine capable of searching through the 425 billion or so tweets published to Twitter since the company’s debut in 2006. It’s not yet clear how Apple plans to use Topsy.
News Bytedevelop a hearing aid that integrates with the iPhone. Dubbed the ReSound LiNX, the device would stream voice and music from the iPhone over a 2.4 GHz Bluetooth connection. When it arrives at market during the first quarter of 2014, the LiNX will be the first “Made for iPhone” hearing aid.