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Apple's bankrupt sapphire glass supplier plans to shut down its plant

890 employees will be laid off<p>Apple's sapphire glass supplier has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to shut down two production plants and lay off 890 workers. The supplier, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), says that it's burning through an unsustainable amount of money at the Arizona …

Many Retailers Hesitant About Offering Support for Apple Pay

Though Apple is launching Apple Pay with a number of high-profile retail partners including Macy's, Disney, Whole Foods, Sephora, Walgreens, and Staples, among others, there's a long list of retailers who have decided not to offer Apple Pay in their stores.<p>Walmart and Best Buy, for example, have …

The new Apple Watch will have a scratch-resistant sapphire display that can detect force

Apple just announced that its new Watch will sport a high-quality sapphire Retina display that serves as a touchscreen and can detect force, a new paradigm for interfaces on wearables that pervades the entire UI. Apple touted the capabilities of the new screen during the announcement, saying the …

Apple Announces Apple Pay

The company wants to make the wallet digital.<p><b>Update:</b> The new pay system, which has 500 new banks signed on to support it, will launch Monday, Oct. 20 …

Privacy in spotlight as Apple unveils new products

A week after the nude celebrity photo hack, Apple launched new products focused on mobile payments and health and fitness with an underlying message: Trust us.<p>But serious questions about the privacy and security of such information are bound to crop up for the tech giant. Technology and the …

Everything Apple Announced at Its September 2014 Event

After months of anticipation, the iPhone 6 is finally official… along with a bunch of other stuff! Here’s a recap of the highlights from Apple’s event today in Cupertino in case you were having some technical problems with the livestream. For full details, check out the link(s) below each highlight.<p>…

Apple Offers More

More. We were promised more by Apple and by the blogosphere, and today, we got it. The iPhone 6, a larger version of the iPhone 5, was a given, thanks to the success that Samsung and others have received by filling in that gap. But in addition to that, Apple didn't stop with just "one more thing" …

Apple Shares Spike On Mobile Wallet, Slide On Disappointing Watch

Apple shares went on a wild ride on Tuesday as the company announced new products.<p>The computing giant rose from $98.35 to just over $100 per share before its demonstration began at 1pm EDT. But the new, bigger iPhone 6 (and even bigger iPhone 6 Plus) introduction caused shares to sink again. What …

What Apple's New Products Say About the Future

Along with new software and hardware, the company revealed their vision for an entirely new way of interacting with devices.<p>Apple piled on new product announcements today, unveiling two larger, thinner iPhones, a new payments service, and a long-awaited watch.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook was giddy on stage, …

Tropical storm Norbert weaker, but still lashing Mexico coast

The storm had surged to a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale but by Sunday had lost much of its punch and was downgraded to a tropical storm, packing top sustained winds of 60 miles (95 kilometers) per hour, said the US National Hurricane Center.<p>Norbert was expected to mostly …

Santa Ana to be sprayed with insecticide amid big West Nile outbreak

Combating the worst outbreak of<p>West Nile virusever recorded in Orange County, officials Tuesday will begin spraying targeted neighborhoods with insecticide in an attempt to stop the increasing number of residents infected by the disease.<p>From 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, vector control …

Woman dies in submerged car in record Arizona rain, widespread floods

Record-breaking rainfall deluged parts of Arizona on Monday, prompting Arizona Gov.<p>Jan Brewerto declare a state of emergency as floodwaters led to one death, turned portions of a Phoenix interstate into a deep canal and forced the closure of dozens of schools and theHouse of Representatives.<p>In …

Weather slows Yosemite wildfire that dozens fled

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Cooler weather on Monday slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of …

Home Depot Confirms Credit-Card Data Hack

Hackers infiltrated Home Depot’s payment system and stole an untold amount of shopper information, perhaps including credit-card numbers, the …