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2017 Consumer Electronics Show Opens with Little Excitement

Despite expectations that the “next big thing” would premiere at the pre-opening for the 50th Anniversary of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it seems the latest tech innovations are struggling to live up to all the hype.

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Apple Scapegoats Trump as Consumers, Investors Grumble

With Apple management failing to deliver any disruptive new products since Steve Jobs left almost 5 years ago, CEO Tim Cook is trying to play politics, shifting blame for Apple’s collapsing business model to some moral deficiency in Republican Donald Trump.

Apple's challenge of a court order to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers opens up a new front in the long-running battle between technology companies and the government over encryption

Apple Takes Bite Out Of Israel’s High Tech Scene

Ynetnews reports:  The conference room where Johny Srouji meets us overlooks the landscape of the hi-tech buildings of Herzliya Pituach. Laid out on the white table, as if in an intricate military ceremony, are the most glittering gadgets Apple released

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Apple & Friends Pay $415M for ‘No-Poaching’ Pact

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has approved a $415 million settlement offer by Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel in a Silicon Valley class-action lawsuit alleging that 64,000 tech workers were defrauded by the tech giants conspiring in secret “no-poaching” agreements to suppress tech workers’ wages in “The Valley.”

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Wall Street’s Love Affair with Apple May Be Over

In its last quarter that will be impacted by innovation on Steve Jobs’ watch, Apple booked strong quarterly revenue and earnings yesterday. But the company had to admit that existing Apple customers were slow to upgrade to new iPhone releases and Apple as a status symbol in China may be coming to an end. The stock plunged by -10 percent, or about $80 billion, before recovering somewhat today. But as Breitbart News warned last month, ‘Apple Products: Without Steve Jobs, the Thrill is Gone.’

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Apple Products: Without Steve Jobs, The Thrill is Gone  

Apple just announced that iPhone and iPad users of its upcoming iOS 9 operating system will get a disruptive new app by the name: “News.” With the Apple Watch slumping fast, Taylor Swift torpedoing Apple Music, and the “News” looking like a “wanna-be” New York Times, the first three post-Steve Jobs era products seem to indicate in the words of the immortal BB King that for Apple, “The Thrill is Gone.”

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New Documentary Depicts ‘Brutal, Ruthless’ Apple, ‘Deceitful and Cruel’ Steve Jobs

A flurry of biographical films were announce shortly after Steve Jobs’ death in 2011, with the first to reach theaters starring Ashton Kutcher as the Apple visionary. Alex Gibney, creator of the upcoming Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine, told Variety that he thought Kutcher looked good in the part, but his movie was “silly,” and its flattering take on Jobs “wasn’t interesting to me.”

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What Steve Jobs Taught Google’s Tony Fadell About Designing Simple Products

At the TED conference in Vancouver this year, one of the main designers of the iPod and co-founder of Nest Labs, Tony Fadell, gave a few simple tips about creating awesome products. While most of us won’t be working on the next worldwide gadget phenomenon, his tips, especially those from the late, great Steve Jobs, seemed delightfully practical for all sorts of projects.

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SXSW Doc Trashes Steve Jobs as ‘The Man in the Machine’

The world premiere of Alex Gibney’s “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” at South-by-Southwest in Austin was expected to be a celebration of the life and times of the departed founder of Apple Inc. Instead, the movie trashes Jobs and ridicules the global outpouring of emotion that greeted the Apple leader’s 2011 death. Gibney slimes Jobs as less than rock star or a writer of fiction, “but merely a man who sold us things.”

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Apple Halts Online Sales in Russia as Ruble Plummets

After a series of “extreme” fluctuations in Russia’s currency–the ruble–California-based Apple Inc. has made the decision to halt the online sales of its products there, the iPhone 6 included, as the company reviews a strategy to deal with Russia’s economic crisis.