Apple patent points to in-air 3D gesture UI for Apple TV, Mac and beyond

One month after receiving a patent reassignment from Israel-based 3D mapping R&D firm PrimeSense, Apple on Tuesday was granted another property detailing possible software implementations to go along with previously outlined motion-sensing hardware.



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Signs point to iPhone 6 driving record sales for Apple in China, India

During its quarterly earnings call later this month, Apple is expected to announce record-breaking holiday iPhone sales bolstered by unprecedented demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in major emerging markets China and India, new evidence suggests.



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Salesforce.com Unleashes Cloud Analytics Tidal Wave


Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff last month tweeted about the tentative agenda for this week’s Dreamforce and caused a tizzy by revealing a keynote session entitled “Analytics Cloud.” Although the company immediately denied that it was planning to unveil such a thing or that Benioff intentionally spilled the beans about the new offering, Salesforce.com did indeed launch its analytics cloud, called “Wave,” when Dreamforce kicked off on Monday. This launch represents a milestone moment for the cloud marketplace.

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Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus heading to 36 more countries in October

Apple is set to expand the availability of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus later this month, as the company announced on Monday that the handsets would begin rolling out in three dozen new countries — including rising key markets India and China — on Oct. 17.



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Apple's iOS 8 update breaks Bluetooth car connections, fix may be coming with iOS 8.1

Apple’s iOS 8 update released last month has created major problems for users who connect their iPhone to their car’s stereo system via Bluetooth, but there are indications that a fix may be on the way with the upcoming iOS 8.1 update.



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Apple opens iTunes donations for 'City of Hope' cancer charity, moves beyond natural disaster relief

For the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Apple will be accepting donations through iTunes to go to the City of Hope charity, a research and treatment center for life-threatening diseases.



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Rumor: Apple Watch to feature 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage

Apple was light on technical specifications in announcing its forthcoming Watch earlier this month, but one analyst has checked with the company’s supply chain to find component makers expect the final shipping product to include 512 megabytes of RAM, and a “mainstream version” with 4 gigabytes of internal storage.



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Everything you need to know about preordering your new iPhone 6 & selecting a model

With two new iPhone models at two different screen sizes launching later this month, preordering the iPhone 6 may be the most difficult decision yet for Apple fans. AppleInsider is here to help with a breakdown of options before preorders begin on Friday, Sept. 12.



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Americans Mad as Hell Over Proposed Net Neutrality Rules


More than 99 percent of the 800,000 or so comments on Net neutrality the FCC released last month were in favor of an open Internet, according to the Sunlight Foundation’s analysis of the comments. At least 60 percent of the comments, or more than 484,000, were form letters written by organized campaigns, although that is a lower percentage than is common for high-volume regulatory issues. At least 200 comments came from law firms, on their own behalf or for their clients.

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If Apple's 'iPhone 6' uses sapphire display, it will be limited to new, more expensive premium models, WSJ claims

Less than a month before its expected debut, Apple is apparently “considering” the use of synthetic sapphire displays on its next-generation iPhone, but the costs and difficulties associated with the material would limit it solely to a new range of higher-end and more expensive models that the company might make available, a new rumor claims.



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China bans government agencies from purchasing Apple products – report

New procurement regulations handed down last month by the Chinese central government will prevent both national and local agencies from considering future purchases of some Apple products with public funds, a Wednesday report said.



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App Store revenue, number of customers both reached new records for Apple in July

Apple on Tuesday revealed that the month of July was the best ever for its digital software downloads, as the App Store generated more revenue and had more customers make purchases than ever before.



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Amazon bends in Hachette dispute, floats deal with authors to resume book sales

More than a month after interrupting sales of books from major publisher Hachette in a dispute over e-book pricing, Amazon has proposed a temporary arrangement in which it would return sales to normal and funnel 100 percent of the revenue directly to authors until the two parties reach an agreement.



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DoD's Electronic Parts Counterfeit Rules Draw Mixed Reviews


The U.S. Defense Department last month adopted a set of final rules covering the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts in the federal supply chain. The rules affect a wide swath of information technology firms that supply electronic components to the department, including software in some cases. In general, the final rules require that covered federal contractors establish and maintain acceptable systems to detect and avoid counterfeit parts. These systems will be reviewed as part of a federal auditing process.

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Gazelle paying an additional $20 cash bonus on all iPhone 4, iPhone 4S trade-ins thru June 6th

In an effort to increase its supply of certain iPhone models during the month of June, electronics buy-back service Gazelle is offering to pay an additional $20 on all working iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s trade-ins for the next 7 days.



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Apple, others officially agree to $325M settlement in Silicon Valley wage fixing case

Nearly one month after reaching a preliminary agreement, attorneys representing thousands of Silicon Valley workers on Thursday officially asked that the federal court overseeing the case approve a settlement that will cost Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe some $324.5 million for conspiring to suppress salary inflation.



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Supply chain sales data suggests Apple had strong month of April

Apple suppliers had a particularly strong month of April, suggesting that shipments to the iPhone maker may have been stronger than their traditional seasonal average as the company ramps up for new product introductions, new data shows.



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