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New Apple partner IBM prepares for largest corporate layoff in history

Tim Cook announcing Apple's partnership with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty last summer. Photo: Apple

Tim Cook with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty last summer. Photo: Apple

Things aren’t going well for IBM. The six-month-old Apple partner is reportedly preparing for the largest corporate layoff in history.

After nearly three years of quarterly revenue decline, IBM is preparing to axe a staggering 111,800 employees. How the layoffs will affect IBM’s business with Apple remains unclear.

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How Apple would have made Google Glass a success

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Could Apple have done any better? We think so. Photo: Google

Now that Google has pulled Glass off the market, for the time being at least, we’re left with a handful of questions that can’t be easily answered — even by a face-mounted computer.

Questions like, “What went wrong?” And, “What didn’t go wrong?” And, perhaps most enlightening of all, “How would Apple have gotten Glass right?”

While Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing, was not a fan of Glass, we’re certain Cupertino could have found success with a head-mounted wearable. Here’s how.

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Apple’s Spaceship Campus looks beautiful in new aerial photo

The Spaceship Campus is progressing nicely. Photo: Apple

The Spaceship Campus is progressing nicely. Photo: Apple

Apple has provided the official City of Cupertino website with a new photo, showing progress on the new, so-called “Spaceship” campus. And it’s starting to look like a thing of a beauty.

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The ‘Steve Jobs’ biopic has started shooting in Los Altos

Steve Jobs tests Apple I motherboards in his Los Altos garage in 1976. Photo: Steve Wozniak

Steve Jobs tests Apple I motherboards in his Los Altos garage in 1976. Photo: Steve Wozniak

After a number of delays in production, and a seemingly endless search for a leading man, Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming biopic about Steve Jobs has finally started shooting, at the garage where Jobs and Wozniak founded Apple back in 1976.

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Apple pulls out of Crimea as part of U.S. sanctions against Russia

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The crisis in the Crimean Peninsula has caused Apple to terminate developer accounts in the region. Photo: Apple

In a curious example of international geopolitics influencing the App Store, developers who have registered iTunes accounts in the Crimea are being told to stop using all Apple software, and destroy any materials related to it. Why? It all has to do with the United States imposing sanctions against Russia.

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Intel CEO says he’s not worried about Apple ditching them for ARM

Intel CEO says he’s not worried about Apple ditching them for ARM

Rumors that Apple might ditch Intel chips in the Mac for ARM-based chips of their own design are nothing new. Back in 2012, we reported that Apple would soon be dropping Intel chips from all their Macs. And earlier this year, ex-Apple-executive Jean-Louis Gassée claimed that he thought Apple would soon ditch Intel too. Heck, even Intel has said in the past it considered Apple switching to ARM on the desktop to be a very real and scary threat. Yet it still hasn’t happened. So far, it’s the rumor equivalent of the Apple HDTV: even though it endlessly comes up in the news cycle, it still hasn’t happened.

Even so, when usually accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities issued a note last week saying that Apple would fully switch from Intel to ARM by 2016, it caused a ruckus. People took the rumor more seriously than most, just based on Kuo’s amazing track record. But according to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, he’s not worried. But he’s also not denying it’s a possibility.

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RIP Apple: Analyst predicts doom after Apple Watch

Apple hell. Like a hot Samsung retail store. Photo: GDS-Productions/Flickr

Up in flames: Is this what Apple will look like by the end of 2015? Photo: GDS-Productions/Flickr

You know that scene in a horror movie where everything seems to be good, but things are just a bit too quiet?

Well, according to analyst Abhey Lamba of Mizuho Securities, Apple is there right now. With the company coming off its most profitable iPhone launch ever, exciting new devices on the horizon and a stock price that recently hit an all-time high, what else is there for the self-respecting analyst to do but predict that doom is right around the corner?

What is the metaphorical monster ready to leap out of a cupboard and savage Apple to bloody death, so soon after it hits its glorious peak? Why, the Apple Watch of course.

And according to Lamba, it could cost Apple big.

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Apple and other tech giants will pay $415m to settle anti-poaching case

Apple agrees to pay out over anti-poaching lawsuit.

Apple agrees to pay out over anti-poaching lawsuit.

It’s been a long hard slog for all involved but the 64,000-person class action anti-poaching lawsuit brought against four major tech companies, including Apple, is finally over.

The companies — which also included Google, Intel, and Adobe — reportedly agreed to pay a total of $415 million for their misdeeds.

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President of Jony Ive’s old company is now in charge of Samsung design

A younger Jony Ive, pre-Apple. One former colleague once told me he looked like "a hairbrush."

A younger Jony Ive, pre-Apple. One former colleague once told me he looked like “a hairbrush.”

It’s not exactly news that Samsung would like be a whole lot more like Apple. And when you compare the sales figures from Samsung’s ailing mobile division to Apple’s thriving iPhone numbers, who can blame it?

But while the South Korea-based tech giant isn’t going to be able to steal away any of the design brains behind Apple’s must-have devices any time soon, it’s trying to do the next best thing: hiring a former boss from the company Jony Ive helped start before he set sale for Apple in the 1990s.

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Apple proposes a new settlement to anti-poaching lawsuit

(Credit: Benjamin Feenstra)

(Credit: Benjamin Feenstra)

After almost four years of fighting a court case, Apple and three other large tech companies have finally reached a deal to end the class action lawsuit against them for the anti-poaching agreements that established with one another.

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