Report: Apple talking to Tesla

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The Cupertino company is said to be in high-level discussions with electric-car maker. About what? Acquisition? Partnership? Friendly chat?

Apple's R&D spending from 1995-2013

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Yoni Heisler runs down Apple's research and development spending between 1995 and 2013. Though the amount spend has trended upwards over time, the last few years' worth account for almost half of its R&D spending in that 19-year period.

The iTunes Store: Not just an also-ran

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Asymco's Horace Dediu crunches the numbers and determines that not only does the iTunes Store alone bring in revenue of around half of Google's search business, but it would also come in at rank at 130 on the Fortune 500 list.

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One flap down: 4 other apps we'd like to see join Flappy Bird in oblivion

Flappy Bird has disappeared from online app stores. Why stop there?

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Beatles channel arrives on Apple TV for 50th anniversary of U.S. debut

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When they're not living in a yellow submarine, the Beatles are inside your Apple TV. A new channel features clips from the band's iconic appearances on the Ed Sullivan show and more.

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iOS apps you should check out now

Our job requires us to try a lot of iOS apps. While sometimes that's a slog, it's worth it to find the few that make us smile. Here are the apps we've been smiling about this month.

Apple offers mail retrieval workaround for some providers

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Having trouble with Mail in Mavericks? You're not alone. A new support document from Apple suggests one way you might be able to get the app to retrieve new mail, but your mileage may vary.

Apple's 1.24.14 video shows the promise of technology, delivered

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On January 24, the Mac's 30th birthday, Apple sent out 15 crews, each equipped with an iPhone, to record how technology in the hands of the people has enabled innovation over the last three decades.

Report: next iOS to include built-in fitness-tracking technologies

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According to 9to5mac.com, the next edition of iOS, in conjunction with a yet-to-be-announced wearable device (a.k.a. the iWatch), will be able to track your vital statistics as well as your movements.

Watch Steve Jobs’ first demonstration of the Mac for the public

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Mac enthusiasts all know about the 1984 unveiling of the Mac in Cupertino. But a few days later, Steve Jobs and the Mac team performed a more detailed Mac demo for the Boston Computer Society. Time.com and Harry McCracken have the rarely seen video of that meeting.

Apple celebrates 30 years of the Mac

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In a rare move of looking back, Apple's produced a timeline of 30 years of the Mac, complete with a look at the pioneers who've used the platform to, in the company’s words, "change the world."

Apple promises fix for iOS 7 crashes

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Some iOS 7 users have fallen victim to a "white screen of death," in which the iPhone seems to spontaneously reboot. Now Apple says it's working on a fix for the bug.

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Dropbox hit by outage on Friday, denies that it was hacked

The file-sharing service says the Friday outage was caused by issues with routine internal maintenance, and says the group claiming it hacked into Dropbox is a hoax.

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iOS devices find a home in businesses

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Despite Apple's historically low sales in the business market, iPhones and iPads have increasingly permeated the corporate world, from utility companies to multinational tech companies.

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Best of CES Awards: We name the hottest gear in Las Vegas

We've spent the past week in Las Vegas looking at the products unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. These 10 stand out from the crowd.

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