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6 things to know about the USB-C port in the new MacBook

The new USB 3.1 port in the 12-inch MacBook is backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

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Apple makes progress in cutting use of conflict minerals

Refiners and smelters that don't undergo an audit will be removed from Apple's supply chain.

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With employee help, ID theft ring allegedly stole $700,000 in Apple gift cards

Five people have been indicted in scheme that took advantage of Apple 'instant credit' gift cards.

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Want lithium-ion batteries to last? Slow charging may not be the answer

For the first time, scientists have examined how a battery operates on the particle level

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Stanford 'holy grail' battery breakthrough could triple gadget battery life

A lithium anode battery could mean less frequent recharging for electronics.

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Apple's iPhone and game consoles to prop up chip industry in 2014

The semiconductor industry will see more incoming revenue this year after the new iPhone is released, Gartner says