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    November 13, 2013
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    September 18, 2013
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    September 17, 2013

    Streaming Music Just Isn't a Good Business

    With recent bad news for several online music services, we are likely seeing the beginning of a major shakeout. The underlying problem is that music streaming is just not a very good business. And it's probably only going to get worse. That might come as a surprise to some, given the amount of hyp ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013
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    June 10, 2013

    10 Highlights From Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference

    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference opened in San Francisco today with as much fanfare as a coronation, or a Rose Day Parade for nerds. Amid sunny sales projections and lighthearted disses on Android, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the Cupertino company's new crown jewels, the OSX Mavericks opera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Apple Saves Billions by Creatively Exploiting Loopholes of International Tax System

    Think different, Apple tells the world. The Cupertino company, whose creations have defined our technological age, apparently applies the same innovative thinking to its tax evasion strategies. Stuffing revenue in some low-tax, high-privacy bank in the Caribbean? 'Bout as forward-thinking as a Bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    This Is Why It's Taking so Damn Long for Apple to Make Your Next iPhone

    This week bloggers were in a tizzy about revelations that Apple has two new iPhones in the hopper, much to the chagrin of San Francisco DA George Gascón who criticized Apple for not including anti-theft technology in the newest phones.  While the DA groused about a recent surge of iPhone burgl ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Next Two Generations of iPhones Already Developed, and DA George Gascón Is Bummed

    Yesterday, Examiner crime reporter Mike Aldax got the gadget news of the day during an interview with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. According to the paper, the Cupertino tech giant Apple Inc. has no intent to implement a "kill-switch" that would disable devices that are report ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2012
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    September 28, 2012

    Apple CEO Tim Cook Says He's Sorry for Creating Such a Crappy Apple Map

    This morning Apple issued an apology to the masses for its unfortunate mapping glitches that have frustrated consumers trying to get from Point A to Point B over the last week.As many of you Apple junkies already know, the Bay Area-based company last week released an update to its iPhone and iPad op ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Apple Returns to Eco-Friendly Registry After San Francisco Boycotts Tech Giant

    Say what you want about how crazy San Franciscans are, but it appears we do have some pull. The recent city boycott of Apple products seems to have worked. After a brief two-week hiatus, Apple announced today that it would go back to adding its products to EPEAT -- the green electronics registry.Alt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    San Francisco City Leaders Boycott Apple Products

    San Francisco has pledged to forgo Apple purchases in effort to show its true colors: green. Last week, the CIO Journal reported that Apple pulled 39 of its products from the registry of green electronics called EPEAT, which requires that electronics be designed so they can be recycled easily. Afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Thinner MacBook Pro, iOS6, and a Smarter Siri Revealed at Apple's WWDC

    Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference kicked off today at the Moscone Center. Here's a brief rundown on some of the highlights from the first day that are sure to get your iHearts pumping. The next generation of Apple notebooks  New versions of the MacBook Air (starting at $1,199), and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Greenpeace Activists Call Apple's iCloud a "Dirty Cloud"

    Giant walking iPhones greeted Apple employees as they entered the company's headquarters in Cupertino this morning where Greenpeace activists criticized Apple's iCloud for using "dirty power."Demonstrators stood outside demanding employees and executives stop powering its iCloud using coal-fired pow ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    San Jose Man Says Apple Is Double-Billing iTunes Customers

    Apparently, Apple isn't just dodging taxes, it's also double-dipping from its customers. At least that's what one San Jose man claims after he says he was charged twice for one song he bought on iTunes.Robert Herskowitz filed a class-action lawsuit this week, claiming Apple's e-store refused to reve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Apple Users to Protest Apple Store ... and Buy the iPad3

    ​They might love Apple products, but they sure hate the way they are made. Apple fans across the nation are planning a protest Friday outside retail stores, including San Francisco's downtown location, demanding better working conditions at oversea factories. Apple consumers have been rather criti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Frustrated New Yorker Sues Apple, Claiming Siri Doesn't Understand S**t

    ​Earlier this week, Apple's latest gadget, the loose-lipped and prudish Siri, was slammed by the Northern California ACLU for knowing a little too much about you -- and then sharing those personal tidbits with Apple. But over on the East Coast where people are arguably less patient, Siri users are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Even Siri Pisses Off the ACLU

    ​As mouthy as the saucy Siri can be, it's no wonder Apple's latest gadget has gotten herself into trouble with the notoriously offended American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU of Northern California penned a very pointed press release today detailing all the ways in which Siri is more nefarious t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Is "i" the New "Mc"? The Rise of the iRestaurant

    ​Two weeks ago, the Weekly reviewed iSkewers, a now three-month-old restaurant serving skewers and dumplings in the Outer Sunset. iSkewers (2407 Judah) opened in the same month as iThai (720 Post) and iCreation (1139 Taraval), and there's also a new iDumpling in Redwood City. This week, a tea-and- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Apple Settles 'Death Grip' Lawsuit over iPhone Service

    ​Apple has settled multiple class-action lawsuits alleging that holding the iPhone 4 in a certain way cut off service to the popular smartphone -- what plaintiffs in the case called a "death grip" causing the loss of the phone's signal.As Courthouse News reports, customers in the 16 separate feder ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Apple CEO, Tim Cook, Defends Company's Working Conditions

    Humane working conditions across seas ... now that's innovative ​Last week, we told readers about the massive protest of Apple products, with hundreds of thousands of consumers turning in petitions to retail shops, including downtown San Francisco, amid reports over inhumane working conditions at ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Apple Consumers Protest Factory Conditions, Demand "Ethical iPhone"

    Concerned Apple customers will be descending on the downtown Apple store today, where they will deliver petitions from local consumers demanding for a more "ethical iPhone." iPhone activists across the nation have been criticizing Apple for its "appalling" working conditions in factories overseas, i ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Four Men Accused of Ripping Off Apple Electronics from FedEx Trucks

    ​Police are saying they have nabbed a ring of serial Apple thieves who allegedly have been swiping massive amounts of high-end electronics as they are being delivered to Apple stores across San Francisco Police arrested 52-year-old Jose Reyes, 45-year-old Victor Morales, 55-year-old Angel Erazo, a ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Apple Products Swiped from San Francisco Delivery Truck

    A bigger prick than Steve Jobs​Some Grinches with hearts two sizes too small came pretty damn close to stealing Christmas when they ripped off a "large quantity" of Apple electronics earlier today.Police tell us that at about 11:30 a.m. an unidentified thief or thieves broke into a FedEx delivery ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    PHOTOS: A Peek Inside Secret Research Facilities at Apple 'Mothership'

    ​Extensive plans detailing the shape of Apple's 'mothership' campus in Cupertino have become public, Gizmodo reports today. Among the enticing details to emerge is that the facility will include what the tech blog calls "mysterious 'research facilities'" separated from the central building.Apple c ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    John Theriault, Apple Security Official, Quits Amid Lost iPhone Prototype Controversy

    John Theriault​The head of Apple Security Operations has reportedly left the tech company following a scandal over a lost iPhone prototype in San Francisco earlier this summer.9to5mac broke the news that John Theriault, vice president of global security, was the latest Apple executive to leave the ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Steve Jobs' Memorial: Apple to Close Retail Stores Today

    iSad​If you were planning to honor Steve Jobs today by purchasing an Apple product or you were hoping to make a stop at the Genius Bar, you might want to hold off. The Wall Street Journal reports that many retail stores are planning to close down for a few hours so that employees can participate i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    What Exactly Is a Tech Company?

    ​Fast Company has published what might be the best, clearest look at the how the contours of the tech landscape are shaping themselves, and how that landscape has come to be dominated by four companies. I was alerted to the article via a tweet by Chronicle tech reporter Casey Newton who characte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Apple Unveils iPhone 5 iPhone 4S Today

    ​Unlike Apple CEO Tim Cook, we're going to cut to the chase and tell you what you really want to know from the Let's Talk iPhone event that kicked off at 10 a.m. today at Apple headquarters in Cupertino. For the tech journalists who sat through the three-hour conference, perhaps a more fitting nam ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Apple Closes Stores, Puts iPhone 5 Rumor Mill in Motion

    Guess we'll have to go buy a PC then​The temporary shutdown of several Apple stores has people wondering whether there's a connection to the highly anticipated iPhone event to be held at Apple headquarters in Cupertino on next Tuesday.Considering that a number of stores have closed and reopened p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Missing iPhone 5: SFPD Wants Surveillance Video from Bar Where Apple Employee Lost Device

    ​San Francisco police have reportedly asked the owners of Cava Bar in the Mission -- the spot where an Apple employee supposedly lost a prototype of the unreleased iPhone 5  -- for surveillance footage as part of an internal investigation regarding the SFPD's questionable search into the miss ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Iconic SF Fashion Brand Esprit de Corp. Pulls out of U.S.

    Goodbye America.​Esprit de Corp., the iconic San Francisco fashion label that pioneered socially and environmentally conscious marketing, has left the United States, so that its current Hong Kong owner can concentrate on other markets. The move marks the final American chapter of a ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011
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    September 7, 2011

    SFPD Launches 'Internal Investigation' into Controversial Search for Missing iPhone 5

    ​It appears that the police officers and Apple security employees who stoked a tech-industry scandal with their controversial search for a lost device rumored to be the unreleased iPhone 5 will themselves be the object of law-enforcement scrutiny.The San Francisco Police Department has launched an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Apple Can't Stop Amazon from Using "App Store"

    Weren't apples famous before Apple?​In another case of the Silicon Valley giants butting heads, a federal judge denied Apple's motion for a preliminary injunction against Amazon and its use of the term "App Store."Lawyers for Apple argued that the "Amazon Appstore for Android" name infringes on it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Apple's Secret Sales Tricks Leaked

    Turns out, not even this is considered unfortunate​Have you ever noticed that you consistently experience positive interactions with Apple employees? Theoretically, you should be able to go to any of the 326 Apple stores and receive the same kind treatment. Here is the reason why: The Silicon Vall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Please, Ban Video at Concerts -- It Will Improve the Experience

    Jane's Addiction at Google I/O: Look familiar?​ So Apple may be developing a technology that automatically turns off an iPhone's video camera when it's shooting a concert. The idea, reporters have surmised, would be to protect copyright holders (artists and show promoters) by limiting the free ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Apple Dumps DUI Checkpoint App

    This is something your iPhone can't help you with ​SF Weekly readers might recall the controversy that ensued after Apple released an iPhone app that would let drivers know exactly where and when they might be crossing a DUI checkpoint. Of course, it wasn't nearly as controversial as the app that ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Apple's iCloud Gonna Make it a Cloudy Kind of Day in S.F.

    SFMusicBlogSun not expected today, figuratively speaking.​ The real reason for all the June gloom: Perhaps our weather system is anticipating today's events at Moscone Center? There, Apple is expected to unveil, among other things, its long-awaited cloud music service, which (all early reports ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Apple, at $153 Billion, Unseats Google as World's Most Valuable Brand

    Secret weapon​A surge in estimated valuation from sales of products such as the iPad has landed Apple at the top of a survey of the world's most valuable brands, displacing fellow Silicon Valley juggernaut Google.Financial-research company Millward Brown set the company's current brand value at $1 ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Apple Bans Immigrant-Smuggling Game (Video)

    There is a big difference between smuggling and snuggling illegal immigrants​With all of the recent ire over controversial smartphone apps, including dogfighting games and apps meant to cure gays, the average iPhone user has probably started to wonder: are there any apps that are too offensive to ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Apple May (Finally) Launch Cloud Music Service Soon -- But Who's Excited?

    ​ Apple, the company that already makes 75 to 99 percent of the stuff you use to listen to, organize, and perhaps even make music, is ready to launch its cloud music service ahead of a similar service by Google, according to a report today from Reuters:  Apple's plans will allow iTunes custo ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Yep, Apple Is Watching You

    What do they know about you?​Is Apple stalking you? The answer is yes. Yes, it is. And that's supercreepy.But hey, this is America: We should be used to Big Brother watching us by now. A new report claims that anyone who owns a iPhone and iPad is being recorded by Apple. Writers Alisdair Allan and ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Will Apple Take Over The World by 2041? Think: iBeer (Video)

    By 2041, Apple might have just taken over the world. That means you might be sharing beers with friends and enjoying a meal out via your iPhone 44G.Hong Kong-based YouTube user Ming shares his vision of an Apple-dominated world 30 years from now. Enjoy.

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    April 12, 2011

    Apple Sued by Pissed-Off Parents

    There is no such thing as a free smurfberry​Parents across the country have banded together to sue Apple, claiming the Cupertino-based company has given kids carte blanche to rack up charges on mom and dad's credit cards by buying online games without authorization. Garen Meguerian, a Pennsylvania ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Apple to Hold World Developers Conference in SF: Will Steve Jobs Reveal Plans for iPhone 5?

    What will the next generation look like?​Apple officials fired off an e-mail on Monday to developers, inviting them to the next conference where they can get a sneak peek at the future of iOS and Mac OS X and --as some analysts speculate  -- view plans for the iPhone 5. The e-mail was also th ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Apple Dumps Controversial 'Gay-Cure' App

    Apple's newest position​Apple on Wednesday quietly removed the controversial "gay-cure" app created by a religious group with the goal of helping people resist their unwanted homosexual desires. Media outlets are reporting that while the company has not made any comments, the iPhone app is no long ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Apple Asked to Scrap Apps That Help Users Evade DUI Checkpoints

    What does your app tell you?​Earlier today, SF Weekly told readers about the controversial gay-cure app that's put Apple at the center of an uncomfortable high-tech debate about religion and gays. Now, U.S. lawmakers are challenging the company to scrap another iPhone app -- one that alerts users ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Dear Apple, Please Don't Make Us Pay More for Better-Sounding Music Downloads

    Okay, but in high-quality audio at no extra cost?​Apparently getting hip to the idea that people who still pay money for music might want it to sound good, Apple is considering offering higher-quality audio files in the iTunes store.This alone would be great news -- we're frustrated that the store ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Apple Sued for Privacy Invasion -- Again

    What does he know about you?​The number of iPad and iPhone users that claim Apple has passed around their private information is growing by the day.In December, two separate groups of iPad and iPhone users sued Apple, Inc., claiming the company had created apps that distributed personal informatio ... More >>

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