'CBS Sports' & 'USA Now' channels come to Apple TV

Apple continues to gradually expand the channel options available on its Apple TV set-top box, with both “CBS Sports” and “USA Now” automatically arriving on second- and third-generation devices on Tuesday.



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Apple partners with SunPower to build twin 20-megawatt solar plants in China

Apple is set to expand its global investment in alternative energy sources with the construction of two new solar energy sites in mainland China, which when combined will provide up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of power each year.



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Garmin takes another swipe at GoPro with revamped, iOS-connected Virb action cameras

Electronics maker Garmin, best known for its handheld GPS units, continued to expand its product line this week with the launch of the Virb X and Virb XE, miniature action cameras designed to challenge market leader GoPro.



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Sony to spend $376M on expanded camera sensor production for iPhone, other devices

For the second time this year, Sony has announced plans to expand its capacity to produce CMOS camera sensor chips, particularly to deal with component orders for products like Apple’s iPhone.



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PGA Tour & MasterCard expand Apple Pay use to merch, concessions at Arnold Palmer Invitational

The PGA Tour’s support of Apple Pay will expand with the upcoming Arnold Palmer Invitational event, where fans will be able to purchase both merchandise and concessions with their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.



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Apple targeting independent merchants for Apple Pay, adds new FAQ and telephone support

As Apple seeks to expand the network of businesses that accept Apple Pay, recent updates to the company’s marketing collateral for the mobile payment system have begun to focus on recruiting independent merchants, answering a number of frequently-asked questions and offering a telephone support hotline.



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Google reportedly looking to bring Android Wear support to iOS

Google is allegedly developing an Android Wear app for iOS, a move that would expand support for the wearables platform beyond Android handsets and enable iPhone and iPad owners to use products like the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch.



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Apple Pay reportedly faces uphill battle in China as talks with UnionPay stall

According to a report late Monday, Apple is looking to expand Apple Pay operations into China, but the company may face an uphill battle as partnership talks with state-owned credit card operator UnionPay have stalled.



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Apple's iMessage, FaceTime now protected by two-step verification

Apple continues to expand the range of offerings covered by its two-step verification scheme, with security-conscious users now able to count iMessage and FaceTime among those features protected by the service.



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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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Amazon to open first retail store in Manhattan, offering same-day delivery to New Yorkers

Amazon’s growing competition with Apple will soon expand to the retail space, as the online storefront reportedly plans to go brick-and-mortar this fall with its first-ever physical store, set to be built in across from the Empire State Building in time for the holiday shopping season.



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Rumor: Apple's jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad in the works for early 2015 debut

Apple will expand the iPad lineup in early 2015 with a new, larger 12.9-inch model flanking the existing 9.7-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini, a new report claims.



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Creative Cloud and Photoshop 2014: Adobe piles on the goodies for photographers

Photoshop Creative Cloud 2014 logo
With Creative Cloud 2014 Adobe is moving quickly to expand into mobile applications for creative professionals and amateurs alike. iPad-centric for now, Adobe will be looking to gauge customer enthusiasm before expanding to other platforms.

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AT&T Gambles on DirecTV


AT&T has agreed to acquire DirecTV in order to expand its consumer offerings across additional platforms and better compete in the ever-evolving telecom industry. The merger of the U.S.’ second-largest wireless provider and second-largest pay-TV company would be worth about $48.5 billion. With the inclusion of DirecTV’s net debt, the total transaction value would rise to $67.1 billion. AT&T will pay $95 — $28.50 in cash and $66.50 in stock — for each share of DirecTV, about 10 percent above DirecTV’s closing price last week.

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