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IPhones dial in larger Apple profit in fourth quarter

But iPad shipments continue to decline

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Why Apple Pay is Apple’s most important product in years

Good timing, solid security, and major partnerships will make Apple Pay the most disruptive product of 2014.

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Apple’s interim PR chief pick signals a more open Apple

Steve Dowling is already an Apple communications exec, but he might shift the company in a new direction.

Tim Cook and Jony Ive open up about Steve Jobs and the future of Apple

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek interviews Apple's top execs about new iPhones and the company's culture.

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This is Tim: Cook talks to Charlie Rose about Apple Watch, Samsung, and the future

Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn't speak publicly often outside of events and the company's quarterly earnings calls, so it was a special treat to watch his interview with Charlie Rose this weekend. Here's edited transcript highlights from his first hour.

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Apple attacked over 'worsening' factory conditions in China

An investigation has revealed health and safety violations at a factory that supplies Apple and other brands.

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Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

Apple will appeal an order from this week that denied the ban

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$25 iTunes freebies, iPad rumors, and the robot apocalypse

Apple's got two new commercials, the former Siri team is building an AI that might take over your world, and you can get some free iTunes credit when you buy an Apple TV.

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Apple celebrates diversity on its website while admitting it needs to do more

Apple debuted a new section of its website centered around the company's diversity and inclusion policy. It contains a new video, a letter from CEO Tim Cook, and the company's U.S. employee demographic data.

Inside Apple’s internal training program, Apple University

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The New York Times peers into Apple University, the technology company's internal training resource. A fascinating read, especially if you're curious as to how Picasso relates to Apple products.

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Record App Store sales, European job creation, and... WWDC 2015 rumors?

Some may joke that the dog days of summer make for slow news days, but we're here to fill you in on the top stories of August 6th, all the same.

Reading List: Will we see the next iPhone on September 9? Reply hazy, ask again later

Knock knock. Who's there? Oh, just some Apple news for Tuesday, August 5th.