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Father of four, James Edward Navarro Jr., killed in San Jose crash — Posted: 10/19/2014 05:46:50 PM PDT Updated: 10/19/2014 06:01:21 PM PDT SAN JOSE -- James Edward Navarro Jr., who died late Friday night in a car accident in San Jose, was a boisterous father of four, according to his family, working the night shift at Whole Foods while dreaming of a career in music.

Q&A: John Sculley, ex-Apple CEO, on his smartphone venture — Posted: 10/17/2014 12:01:00 PM PDT More than two decades after handing over the reins at Apple, John Sculley has yet to slow down. The former Apple CEO has spent the latter part of his career as a prolific investor, helping launch scores of companies in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Apple fights sliding tablet sales with new iPads — Posted: 10/16/2014 02:49:53 PM PDT Updated: 10/16/2014 03:01:04 PM PDT CUPERTINO -- As sales of tablets slide, Apple pushed back Thursday, rolling out new iPads that include a few of customers' favorite features from the ever-popular iPhone.

Apple event: iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMac with Retina display announced — Posted: 10/16/2014 09:42:17 AM PDT Updated: 10/16/2014 11:19:45 AM PDT CUPERTINO -- Apple showed off new iPads on Thursday morning, confirming the release of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 at an event on the company's campus, while adding new iMacs and a Mac Mini.

Apple event: Crowds gather for expected iPad, Mac debut — Posted: 10/16/2014 09:42:17 AM PDT Updated: 10/16/2014 09:42:21 AM PDT CUPERTINO -- Journalists and analysts swarmed Apple's corporate headquarters Thursday morning for an event roundly predicted to include new iPads and Mac computers.

What to expect at Apple's event: iPads, Macs and a surprise? — Posted: 10/15/2014 03:19:05 PM PDT Updated: 10/15/2014 03:28:00 PM PDT CUPERTINO -- Although Apple has revealed little about what it has in store at an event on its campus Thursday, analysts are roundly predicting that the company will roll out new iPads and Mac computers.

Apple, Facebook spring for egg freezing for employees — Posted: 10/14/2014 06:41:31 PM PDT Updated: 10/14/2014 06:41:32 PM PDT Facing calls to diversify their largely white and male ranks, Facebook and Apple are offering their female employees a new perk: freezing their eggs.

Is Apple close to cracking the code for TV? — Posted: 10/12/2014 04:02:25 PM PDT Updated: 10/12/2014 04:08:03 PM PDT CUPERTINO -- Ever curious about what the next chapter holds for Apple, some in the tech world are predicting a plot twist: a breakthrough with Apple TV.

Apple expected to unveil new iPads at event this month — Posted: 10/08/2014 02:40:55 PM PDT Updated: 10/08/2014 02:47:25 PM PDT CUPERTINO -- Just a month after unveiling a smartwatch and supersize iPhones, Apple is beckoning guests to its headquarters for an event in which it is likely to finish sprucing up its portfolio of gadgets for the holiday season.

Exclusive: Apple, employees raise $50 million for charity, program to expand globally — Three years after Apple began matching employee donations, the program has yielded more than $50 million for charity. And on Thursday, Apple will begin expanding the program to all the countries in which it has a presence, up from just the U.S. and a handful of other nations.
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Oct 20, 2014

Having a beer with @martyn_williams at what is reportedly the world's first Apple Pay-enabled bar.

Oct 20, 2014

RT @greengart: The Mac is outselling the iPad. Does that mean the post-PC era is over?

Oct 20, 2014

Tim Cook breaks hearts worldwide. "I’m not gonna give any hints or anything" about upcoming products, he says. #appleearnings

Oct 20, 2014

Cook says he is not anxious to give up data on watch because he knows competitors are watching. #appleearnings

Oct 20, 2014

Analysts questioning why Apple will lump watch sales together with Apple TV, iPod -- Does it signal diminished ambition? #appleearnings

Oct 20, 2014

Cook says it is still unclear what the iPad upgrade cycle will be, noting people seem to hang onto tablets longer than phones #appleearnings

Oct 20, 2014

Tim Cook tries to beat back the notion that the tablet market is over-saturated (at least when it comes to iPads). #appleearnings

Oct 20, 2014

RT @jguynn: Apple doesn't plan to say how many watches it sells, instead will lump devices Apple TV and iPods into one category…

Oct 20, 2014

On earning call, Apple CEO Tim Cook says users' preference for iPhone 6 or 6 Plus depends on geography.

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