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Apple's acquisition of speech recognition company speaks to Siri improvements

Apple confirmed to TechCrunch that it bought U.K.-based speech-recognition firm Novauris last year, suggesting the company is focusing on improving its virtual assistant, Siri.

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Office for iPad apps top 12 million downloads in one week

One week later and Office for iPad is still on top of the iTunes charts with more than 12 million downloads.

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Reading List: Inactivation lock, iAds for the masses, a penny earned

An iOS 7 bug could interfere with Activation Lock, iAds are now open to all and sundry, and Apple announces its next quarterly conference call.

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Apple's 2014 WWDC is June 2-6, tickets available by lottery

Apple has announced the dates for its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, and said that tickets for this year's event will be available via lottery.

Steve Jobs called for 'holy war' against Google

The former Apple CEO planned to speak of a holy war during a 2010 management retreat, according to court exhibits

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Latest iWork update is another win for AppleScript

This week's updates to iWork significantly bolster the suite's AppleScript capabilities, which automation expert Ben Waldie says is a great thing for users.

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Apple's Schiller takes jury back to 2007 and the dawn of the iPhone

The Apple marketing chief is first to give testimony as the company clashes with Samsung

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Apple demands over $2B from Samsung for patent infringement

Apple lawyers spoke of 'massive' infringement by Samsung as a jury trial began in Califronia

April Fools: iFixit and Apple, BFFs

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In case the Macalope's Fools of the Year list didn't fulfill your April joke quota, iFixit has a very important announcement they'd like to share...

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In praise of Apple's horrible mice

From buttons to shape and materials, Apple's history with mice is a perfect metaphor for the company's nearly maniacal attention to every design detail.