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December 6, 2012 | 8:31 am

A.M. Splash: Apple Plans US Manufacturing; Oyster Co. Lawyers Linked to Koch Bros; Calif No-Drill Zone Planned; McAfee Arrested

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Apple CEO Tim Cook announces plans to manufacture Mac computers in USA (NBC News) Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that one of the existing Mac lines will be manufactured exclusively in the United States next year, making the comments during an exclusive interview with Brian Williams airing tonight at 10pm/9c on NBC’s “Rock Center.” Mac […]

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December 3, 2012 | 8:50 am

A.M. Splash: Calif. Dems Supermajority May Not Last Long; Apple, Samsung Back to Court; Arrests Drop in Oakland; SF N. Beach Subway Proposed

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California Democrats’ supermajority powers will be short-lived (Bay Area News Group) When Democrats last month achieved broad taxing powers by capturing supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature, Democratic leaders immediately ruled out new taxes, saying they didn’t want to be seen as overreaching just after voters approved Gov. Jerry Brown’s $6 billion annual tax […]

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October 25, 2012 | 8:33 am

A.M. Splash: Support Drops for Brown’s Tax Plan; Occupy Plans Return in Oakland; Formaldehyde Found in Day Cares; S. Mateo Bans Plastic Bags

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Brown’s tax plan falls below 50% in poll (SF Chronicle) Support for the ballot measure Gov. Jerry Brown is touting as crucial to averting huge cuts in public schools and universities has fallen below the 50 percent majority needed for passage, according to a poll released Wednesday night by the Public Policy Institute of California. […]

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Apple Launches 7.9-Inch iPad Mini for $329

October 23, 2012 | 9:49 am

Apple Launches 7.9-Inch iPad Mini for $329

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by Michael Liedtke and Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writers SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc. on Tuesday revealed a smaller version of its hit iPad tablet computer that will start at $329 and comes with a screen that’s about two-thirds the size of the full-size model. Apple starts taking orders for the new model […]

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October 18, 2012 | 8:23 am

A.M. Splash: Google Engineers Start at $128,336; SF Gets Earthquake Czar; San Mateo’s Lehman Lawsuit Proceeds; Yelp Stings Review Buyers

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Google, Facebook, Apple top list of highest-paid software engineers (Los Angeles Times) It pays to work for Google. The tech firm topped a list of the highest-paid software engineers, with an average base salary of $128,336. Facebook was second with an average base salary of $123,626, followed by Apple in the No. 3 spot at […]

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Apple CEO Apologizes for Maps, Suggests Other Companies’ Apps

September 28, 2012 | 8:31 am

Apple CEO Apologizes for Maps, Suggests Other Companies’ Apps

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NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company is “extremely sorry” for the frustration its Maps application has caused and it’s doing everything it can to make it better. In the meantime, he recommended that people use competing map applications to get around. Cook said in a letter posted online Friday that […]

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What Do You Think of Apple Maps?

September 24, 2012 | 4:52 pm

What Do You Think of Apple Maps?

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First, the good news: despite all the hullabaloo about the new Apple Maps providing incorrect directions, we can still use it to get from KQED to a local watering hole (in this case, the Irish Bank on Bush Street near Kearney Street. We’re not sure about the wisdom of taking I-80, though): Although it seems to […]

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iPhone Maker Foxconn Shuts Factory After Brawl

September 24, 2012 | 8:56 am

iPhone Maker Foxconn Shuts Factory After Brawl

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BEIJING (AP) — The company that makes Apple’s iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. The fight, the cause of which was under investigation, erupted Sunday night at a privately managed dormitory near a Foxconn Technology Group […]

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Apple Announces iPhone 5

September 12, 2012 | 1:00 pm

Apple Announces iPhone 5

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple on Wednesday revealed that the new iPhone 5 will be in stores in the U.S. and several other countries on Sept. 21. The other launch countries are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK. A week later, the phone will be available in 22 more countries, […]

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7 Things to Know About the Hacker Release of Apple Device Data

September 5, 2012 | 12:07 pm

7 Things to Know About the Hacker Release of Apple Device Data

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Hackers! FBI! iPhones! Oh my… Media outlets have been breathlessly reporting during the last day or so about hackers who have published data from iPhones and iPads that are owned by consumers.  So it’s understandable if you’re a bit freaked. After all, a new study states that Americans are showing concern about the amount of […]

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