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Apple sure loves the three Rs. One prominent Apple Store’s glass panels are being reduced, a rival company’s employees are being reused, and Macs, monitors, and iOS devices can now be recycled. But don’t forget the most important R: the remainders for Tuesday, August 9, 2011.

Apple simplifying Fifth Ave glass cube with larger, seamless panes (AppleInsider)

Apple’s iconic glass cube flagship store is once again disappearing behind black and white construction panels—this time to simplify the glass panel structure. Instead of 90 glass panes, the revised cube will instead incorporate a mere 15, thanks to the implementation of larger, seamless glass pieces. Unfortunately, they left out the part where the pieces shift and change color as part of Steve Jobs’s secret ambition to build the largest Rubik's Cube in the world.

Apple hires 20 to 25 laid off Cisco engineers (AppleInsider)

One company’s loss is another one’s gain. After a large round of layoffs at technology company (and Flip killer) Cisco, several of those laid-off engineers have found themselves a new workplace in Cupertino. Hmm... wonder if any of them ever worked on the Cisco iPhone?

Apple Expands Recycling Options for Old Computers and Mobile Devices (MacRumors)

Ease your guilt over sending your poor MacBook to the recycling cornfield with some cold, hard cash: Apple’s recycling program is now offering gift cards to those individuals who wish to recycle their old Mac, iPhone, or iPad, thanks to a partnership with PowerOn. Gift cards will be issued for the “fair market value” of the item in question at the time of recycling.

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