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Apple’s Texting Fiasco Is Now a Lawsuit

Suit claims company violated an unfair competition law and blocked messages

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If you thought Apple’s text-eating iMessage bug was over, think again.
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Twitter Reactions To Apple CEO Tim Cook Coming Out As Gay

How did Tim Cook's decision affect others?!

If you haven’t read our story documenting Apple CEO Tim Cook coming out and being…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay”

The 53-year-old business exec reveals all in an essay

In a revealing and very powerful essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook…

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Fertility Faux Pas or Innovation? Should Companies Pay for Female Workers to Freeze Their Eggs?

Facebook and Apple agree to cover cost up to $20,000

Facebook and Apple have agreed to cover up to $20,000 of the cost for female…

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What To Expect From Apple’s Thursday Event

New iPads, new iMacs, but no new notebooks

With Apple’s October event set to kick off Thursday, many expect to see a refresh…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Witnesses Monster’s Evolution

Evolve bridges the gap between influencers and 'Monsters'

Black Enterprise was on hand at New York’s The Standard NYC hotel to talk about…

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Apple’s New iPhone 6 Comes In Two Sizes

For Apple, big phones will live on while your wallet goes extinct.

Apple announced latest smartphones, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which feature better cameras, a built-in…

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Board Diversity: Top Tech Companies Without Black Corporate Directors

These household names owe a significant portion of revenue growth to African American consumers

In our research for the BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors, we discovered that 74…

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

The Latest iPhone Could Debut Next Month

Also, a new smartwatch and Retina MacBook Air could be in the pipeline

Apple’s newest iPhone (or iPhones) could debut September 9 with a slew of new features…

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Apple Starts Taking Social Seriously With Latest Hire

Musa Tariq, former social media head of Nike, will head Apple's newest initiative

Musa Tariq has worked with Apple's head of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts, when…

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10 Most Controversially Banned iPhone Apps

These apps were not bettering humanity at all

Apple contains the largest store for digital applications in the world, yet these 10 banned…

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Apple’s Wearable Device Could Be Called iTime

Now that the company has smartwatch patents, is it ready to launch?

Patents granted to Apple on Tuesday could provide details about the company’s upcoming iTime smartwatch.

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Apple’s Newest Board Member Breaks the Mold

Sue Wagner, formerly of BlackRock, has joined Apple's board of directors

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Apple’s newest board member is adding a little diversity to its group…

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Apple and IBM Announce Groundbreaking Enterprise Partnership

Most unlikely of companies team up for what could become total domination

IBM and Apple have announced a partnership that could give Apple an unprecedented presence in…

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Apple Has a Secret iPhone Store

The location is not quite what you think

A new eBay store popped up that sells what seems to be refurbished products from…

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Millennials Choose Smartphones Over Deodorant

Report also finds older adults ranked phones and deodorant as equal in importance

The Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility report finds millennials reveal they believe a…

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Get Paid: Swap Your MacBook Air For A Surface Pro 3

Make the trade and you’ll receive up to $650 off your purchase of a Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is slashing up to $650 off its brand new Surface Pro 3 tablet, as…

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Is Apple Preparing Multiple iWatch Models?

With sensors everywhere, it's hard to say what the wearable device won't track

Apple’s iWatch could debut with multiple sizes or styles and hit the market as soon…

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AT&T Customers’ Social Security Numbers Stolen In Hack

The company wouldn't disclose how many users were affected by the hack.
If you’ve received mail…

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Did Amazon Just Tease A New Smartphone Device?

Believed to be a holographic 3D smartphone, Amazon is building anticipation for its next event.

In a cagey bit of Internet promotion, Amazon let loose a snippet clip to hype…

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Apple’s Master Plan With Beats: Headphone Lockdown

Apple's proprietary connector could provide more features for headphones, but also damage consumer options thanks to its exclusivity

With Apple buying Beats for $3 billion, the company no doubt wants a return on…

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Google Overtakes Apple As No. 1 Most Valuable Brand

More consumers appreciate Google than Apple. Do you agree?

In 2013, Google knocked Apple out of the top spot as the most valued brand…

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Was Apple’s WWDC Announcement Compelling Enough To Switch?

iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are feature-packed, but how does Android or Windows stack up?

Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the company's Worldwide Developers Conference by announced upcoming software…

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Apple Will Let You Use Third-Party Keyboards in iOS 8

The company’s upcoming update will let you choose your own keyboard for your iOS device

Previously, getting a third-party keyboard onto your iPhone involved jailbreaking your device and dealing with…

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Apple Announces iOS 8 At WWDC

The upgrade brings Health, Apple's health management software, among many other new products

Apple's iOS 8 does a lot to address long-held complaints while providing new features for…

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Apple Announces OS X Yosemite At WWDC

A new look, a new notification center, and a new cloud storage system all give OS X Yosemite a forward-looking future

Apple’s WWDC revealed OS X Yosemite, which packs features like iCloud Drive, a new look,…

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Entrepreneurs Are More Optimistic About U.S. Economy and Investing in Their Business in 2014

Entrepreneurial Myth or Real Talk- Is Entrepreneurship Best When Young?

What age group is really responsible for starting the most new businesses?

Entrepreneurship is a young man’s hustle. This is a notion that’s been held by many…

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Stand Up and Be Counted for True Diversity

Diversity, amongst the worst practitioners, is nothing more than a diversion from effective corporate governance.

For American industry to be globally competitive, it must offer unfettered access to those who…

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CONFIRMED: Apple Buys Beats Electronics for $3 Billion

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join Apple and the Beats Music team, while the Beats Electronics team is being

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will both remain at Apple, with Beats Music and Beats…

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

Apple Preparing For The Connected Home?

Patents and Apple-sold connected devices could be signs the company is ready to control your home through its iDevices.

Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much…

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iPhone Switchers Are Losing Texts Thanks To Apple

Your new Android phone could be missing some important texts thanks to a known bug from Apple, but you can fix it

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If you’ve recently switched from an Apple iPhone to an Android phone, you may want…

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The Chronic Apple Buying Spree Continues With Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics

Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine could net more than $3 Billion in reported deal with Apple

Dr Dre, Jimmy Iovine could net more than $3 Billion in reported deal with Apple

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Highest-Paid Female Exec Now Works For Apple

Angela Ahrendts could be the highest paid female executive at a public company, topping Yahoo's Marrisa Mayer

Before joining Apple, Ahrendts was the CEO of Burberry for 8 years, and was successful…

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Could Apple’s Latest Acquisition Herald the iWatch?

Apple's acquisition of micro-LED company LuxVue could mean more energy efficient iPhones, and even the long-rumored iWatch

Various designers have come up with concepts for Apple's iWatch, ranging from high-tech to high-fashion.
Another…

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Apple Wins Samsung Patent Lawsuit, $119 Million

While Apple won the lion's share of damages, it still owes Samsung $158 thousand dollars for violating one patent

Apple's win in this lawsuit makes it the second occurrence wherein Samsung has been forced…

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Apple's MacBook Air retains the same slim design, but has slightly updated internals, as well as a lower price.

Apple’s New Macbook Air is Faster and Cheaper

$100 off doesn't seem like much, but now you can buy Apple's thinnest laptop starting at $899

Apple’s MacBook Air retains the same slim design, but has slightly updated internals, as well…

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Have Lunch With Apple’s CEO (If You Can Afford It)

If you've got $67,500 to spend, you could have lunch with Tim Cook and support human rights

You can’t buy love, and you can’t buy friends.
But you can buy lunch with Apple…

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Apple’s Quarterly Earnings Reach $10.2 Billion In Profits

iPhone sales are continuing to increase, but a slump in iPad sales has investors worried

Apple’s second quarter earnings report is in, and the iPhone maker has once again achieved…

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Apple's Maiden, North Carolina, solar array is the nation’s largest privately owned onsite solar array.

Apple’s Environmental Ads Target Copycat Samsung

The company's new environmentalism ads take shots at rival smartphone manufacturer Samsung in the middle of their patent lawsuit

Apple’s Maiden, North Carolina, solar array is the nation’s largest privately owned onsite solar array.
On…

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Apple's rumored Healthbook app tracks everything from your respiratory rate to your blood sugar, and is expected to be released with the next-generation iPhone.

Apple’s Rumored Healthbook Will Track Nearly Everything Down to Your Blood

Apple's Healthbook app could bring in data from wearable devices, but is it a sign that Apple's making its own "iWatch" device?

Apple’s rumored Healthbook app tracks everything from your respiratory rate to your blood sugar, and…

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Microsoft Office May Finally Hit the iPad Next Week

Microsoft's stock shot up 4% after the announcement of a San Francisco event next Monday, rumored to be for Office for iPad.

If Microsoft brings its Office suite to iPad, it could lose the exclusivity of Office…

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

Is Apple Planning Two New iPhones This Year?

Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

Apple’s reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and they will have pretty big…

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Apple's latest software update for its iOS devices brings bug fixes, UI tweaks, and CarPlay, an in-car integration app.

Apple Releases Major iOS 7.1 Update With CarPlay

Apple's latest update issues myriad UI fixes and adds CarPlay support.

Apple’s latest software update for its iOS devices brings bug fixes, UI tweaks, and CarPlay,…

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Apple's TV accessory lets you stream music, movies, and podcasts from the iTunes store.

Apple Sells Over 10 Million Apple TV’s in 2013

“It’s a little more difficult to call it a hobby these days,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in Friday's shareholder's meeting

How many more will they sell?

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The security hole allowed hackers to spy on your unencrypted data ranging from bank information to personal emails.

Update Your iPhone Before Hackers Steal Your Data

Apple's security patch fixes a major bug affecting millions of iOS devices and Macs

iPhone hackers are stealing data so you better update it soon

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If Amazon releases its own TV box, competitors like Apple and Roku may have to play catch-up.

Amazon’s TV Box Rumored to Arrive in March

The rumored 'Amazon Box' could threaten sales of both Apple TV and Roku's offerings

The box will likely be powered by Google’s Android OS

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Apple Inc. to Pay More Than $32 Million in Refunds

Billing practices to change

Parents were unaware of charges

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5 Ways to Improve iOS 7’s Battery Life

Tips to help iOS 7 users preserve their battery life

Here are a few tips to help extend the battery life on your iOS 7…

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How to Follow Apple’s Big Reveal

Here’s how you can get the scoop on Tuesday’s announcement

Apple has yet to confirm whether or not the big product reveal, which starts at…

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Apple iPhone 4 (16GB, $199; 32GB, $299, with apple.com)  Thin build: check. HD video recording: check. And nearly 40% longer talk  time: double-check. A personal favorite, this phone is one you can tote  with you poolside (or to the beach) to shoot a few summertime flicks, enjoy a good read via the iBooks app or show off your new tan with  FaceTime, a video calling option signature to the iPhone4.Carrier: AT&T or Verizon Wireless

Next iPhone May Come in Gold

Gold will be the first new color since iPhone debut

Apple’s popular smartphone will reportedly come in gold.

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Apple iPhone 4 (16GB, $199; 32GB, $299, with apple.com)     The lecture hall isn’t the time to be on your phone, but after class, why not? This thin-build smartphone is a fan (and personal) favorite. It's easy-to-maneuver design, extensive app options, and camera and HD video capabilities outshine that of its competitors.  With 40% longer talk time, students have no excuse not to call home. It’s carried in black and white; through AT&T or Verizon Wireless.

iPhone 5S: 5 Things to Expect From the New iPhone

Given what we know from the rumors and iOS 7, here’s what you can expect

Five features you can expect from the next gen iPhone.

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Apple to Announce Next Gen iPhone on September 10

Mark your calendar, the tech giant is expected to unveil the next iPhone early next month

Apple is slated to unveil its next iPhone at a special event on September 10.

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Apple Ends LCD Display Purchases From Samsung

Apple to fully employ LG for its iPad LCD panels.

The drama between the two continues

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Are We Tiring of Apple?

According to Wall Street, possibly

Are we seeing the beginning of the end of Apple’s reign?

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Will the Next Generation iPad Mini Have Better Screen Resolution?

Do you think the iPad Mini needs a better screen?

Sources in Taiwan say they know what the next generation of iPad mini will look…

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Are You Buying into the Madness of Apple’s iPhone 5?

Apple's newest shiny new toy starts at $199

Apple’s newest shiny new toy starts at $199

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Past iPhone Design Revealed in Court

Samsung vs. Apple case reveals new facts about iPhone

Samsung vs. Apple case reveals new facts about iPhone

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Amazon Is Reportedly Developing a Smartphone

With the success of the Kindle Fire, the electronic retailing company is venturing into new territory with its smartphone project

While the cards haven’t all been laid out on the table, word surfaced late yesterday…

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I love the current Siri TV ads by Apple, and, quite frankly, it is the only place the personal assistant software seems to work.  All jokes aside, it will be interesting to see Siri on new iPad. Here are some of its enhanced functions:
--Users will be able to post Facebook updates and send tweets with their voice.

--Siri has partnered with Yelp, OpenTable, Rotten Tomatoes, and sports score updates ranging from the latest scores to stats and schedules.

--The software assistant will continue expanding globally with its new language support, which will now feature Spanish, Italian, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese, and optimize languages in 15 countries. 

Apple is working with automotive manufactures to launch “Eyes Free,” a new feature that will allow a car to bring up Siri voice control. Nine auto manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Jaguar and Toyota are working on this implementation with plans to incorporate the technology in the next 12 months.

WWDC 2012: Apple’s iOS 6 Boasts Over 200 New Features & Enhancements

At the 2012 World Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote on Monday the technology company unveiled the…

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A rash of thefts is causing commuters to think twice about wearing expensive headphones such as Monster’s Beats by Dr. Dre on trains and buses. So what can you do to stay safe? You can go cold turkey and leave your audio gear at home, but if you can’t bear to be away from your tunes that long, there’s a partial alternative: Go small.  

Instead of donning a large, glitzy headset that can be spotted from the other end of a crowded subway platform, use a small, in-ear headset that’s not as obvious but still offers high-quality deep bass and clear high notes. Many of these units incorporate Apple iPod-, iPad- and iPhone-friendly inline remote controls and microphones. If you’re looking to swap your big headphones for small beats, check out these portable and trendy earphones.--Robert S. Anthony

6 Small Headsets That Pack Big Sound

Instead of donning a large, glitzy headset that can be spotted from the other end…

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5 Tech Moves to Watch This Week

With talks of Facebook setting up shop to create a smartphone and Google Glass resurfacing…

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OnLive Desktop Brings Microsoft Office to Your iPad

Forget your high-performance PC! OnLive lets users access essential documents straight from their mobile device

The OnLive Desktop mobile app has recently launched in Apple’s iTunes Store and the Google…

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Apple Gives Cash Back to Shareholders

The tech conglomerate’s success has prompted a $10 billion stock buyback and a dividend for shareholders

Apple announced it will begin giving shareholders a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share in…

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Apple Announces iPad 3 Details

The tech giant’s third-gen iPad boasts a sharper display screen, higher wireless speed and crisp new camera

Apple CEO Tim Cook set the record straight about the iPad 3 during today’s announcement,…

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6 Things Your Small Business Can Learn from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

In the age of the platform, there is much entrepreneurs can learn from these innovative businesses

In the age of the platform, there is much entrepreneurs can learn from these innovative…

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Reveal of iPad 3 Expected March 7

Fans are eager to get a faster processor, wireless network, and a larger camera on Apple's iPad 3

Apple sent out email invitations for an event on March 7, which blogosphere rumors predict…

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Overall Satisfaction among Small Business Banking Customers Drops

IRS2Go 2.0 Places Tax Help at Your Fingertips

The Internal Revenue Service app now offers a YouTube feature, news feed and tax transcript service for Android and iPhone (iOS) users

The latest version of the Internal Revenue Service’s tax app IRS2Go 2.0 is available…

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Apple iPads Seized Over Trademark Dispute

The tech giant is battling over the rights to use the name “iPad”

Chinese authorities are pulling dozens of iPads from shelves in Northern China because Shenzhen…

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Amazon Reportedly Plans to Open Retail Store in Seattle

Amazon.com is looking to expand by opening a brick-and-mortar retail store, according to sources

Online retailer Amazon is planning to open a physical store located in the Seattle area…

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Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U?

The computer giant'slatest re-imagines how educators work in the classroom

The introduction of Apple’s iTunes U opens the door for a teachers and students to…

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Apple iCloud: Will It Change Wireless Computing for the Better?

The computer giant reveals its wireless hard drive in the cloud

With the introduction of Apple’s latest product, iCloud, the technology giant adds a seamless way…

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Steve Jobs Warned Obama of Becoming a One-Term President, Offered Education Ideas

The two icons met up to discuss politics and education before Jobs' death

Jobs had a few choice words of advice for the president leading a country in…

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What I Learned From Steve Jobs About Perseverance

The Apple founder’s legacy is far more personal than iThought

Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Standford University resonates to this day because of his…

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Average annual cash growth was more than 20% : The company's cash increased from $4 billion in 2000 to $28.4 billion at the end of June 2011.

Steve Jobs by the Numbers

A snapshot into the building of a multi-billion-dollar empire

With the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, here’s a quick look at the numbers…

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Message to All: Steve Jobs Personified Living Your Passion, Striving with Innovation

Going beyond social standards and living by purpose in your career

Author highlights how Steve Jobs’ advances in innovation and efforts to follow his passion can…

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No iPhone 5 But Apple Unveils Revolutionary Intelligent Assistant App

Apple makes major announcements during press conference

The iPhone 5 may be on everyone’s wish list but Apple keeps users waiting, while…

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In the News: Oprah’s Magazine in Financial Trouble; Saxophonist Frank Foster Dies and More

Headlines around the web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

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With the unbeatable heat comes even hotter gadgets to add to your weekend getaway bags. This year, we’ve witnessed the birth of one-of-a kind devices, such as Nikon’s new camera series, and added tricks to long-time favorites like the iPhone 4. Just in time for your summer travel, BlackEnterprise.com aggregated a list of must-have tech tools that will make for a bon voyage.—Janel Martinez

Top 6 Gadgets for Summer Travel

When venturing out on your next summer getaway, be sure to pack one of these 6 must-have devices

When venturing out on your next summer getaway, be sure to pack one of these…

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Apple Announces the iPad 2 at the Same Price

With just over a week before the iPad 2 hits stores, Steve Jobs unveils a sneak peak

With just over a week before the iPad 2 hits stores, Steve Jobs unveils a…

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In the News: Tavis Smiley & Cornel West Launch Weekly Radio Show; Verizon’s iPhone Debut Close

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

Nearly a week after Egyptians reported a country-wide Internet outage, service has been restored, according…

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In the News: Turmoil in Egypt Continues; Martin Luther King III Addresses Mets Rumors; Vick’s New Deal

Noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

The Egyptian president’s “out with the old, in with the new” cabinet strategy failed as…

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4 Things You Need to Know About the New MacBook Air

The new notebook is cheaper, thinner, and the battery lasts longer

The New MacBook Air models provide an on-the-go notebook for people who want to produce…

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Kids & Money: Dollar Savvy Apps for Kids

Money lessons we need to teach to our kids from K-12

Whether you’re on an Apple, Droid or RIM operating system, more and more companies are…

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Tech Insider: 4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Smartphone

Technology news, reviews, tips, and advice for professionals and small businesses

Need help choosing the right smart phone for you? Here are four things to consider…

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DISCUSS: Will You Buy the iPhone 4?

It's the most anticipated smartphone to hit the market yet. But are you buying?

Will you be among the throngs of people clamoring for the latest in Apple-dom?

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Review: Apple’s IPad Not Just A Bigger IPod Touch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After just an hour with an iPad, I came away with…

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iPhone 2.0 Unveiled

New Apple device comes with more features and lower price tag than original

Just a little more than a year since the introduction of the first generation iPhone,…

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