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Atlanta's Susan Bennett has announced that hers is the original voice of Siri (though Apple won't confirm it). She has been doing voice work since the '70s and can be heard on GPS devices, automated phone systems and even the Delta airport terminals. But it was her gig as Siri's female voice that's...

October 4th 2013 at 9:40am 0 Comments
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The countdown has started and the new Apple "spaceship" campus in Cupertino, Calif., is one step closer to launch. Last night, the Cupertino Planning Commission approved Apple's plans for the campus. Tuesday evening, the company provided a slick video presentation to the commission and the public...

October 3rd 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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The fact that Apple is on the receiving end of more lawsuits than any other company in tech is hardly surprising. In contrast, the fact that patent disputes pertaining to the iPod are still being litigated is somewhat surprising. Kyodo News is reporting that Apple recently found itself on the losin...

September 26th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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CNN reported earlier today that Steve Jobs' childhood home in Palo Alto, Calif., may soon become a historical site. Jobs' childhood home, if you recall, houses the garage where he and Woz worked to put together the first Apple I computers. The family home where a young Steve Jobs built the first...

September 23rd 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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When Siri first launched alongside the iPhone 4S back in October of 2011, the software came draped with an unusual characteristic -- a "Beta" tag. For a company that avoids discussing pre-release hardware and software like the plague, it was highly unusual for Apple to release a piece of software t...

September 16th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Apple's media event on Tuesday was chock-full of important announcements; new iPhone designs, enhanced camera functionality, a fingerprint-authorization sensor and more. What we didn't hear was any mention of Apple's revered iPod. Indeed, this marks just the second time in eight years that Apple...

September 11th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Much has been said about Apple's attention to design. Now FastCoDesign.com has packaged an exhaustive oral history of Apple design in a series of six articles, four of which have been published as of today. The full oral history is also available in a book by Max Chafkin titled Design Crazy, availab...

September 6th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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In a fascinating post from Kelly Jacklin, the long time Apple software engineer details how he helped create the default text alert sound on the iPhone -- now known as the "Tri-tone" alert. The history of the the pleasant chime we've all come to know and love stretches all the way back to 1998, nea...

August 11th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments