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Apple granted permission to construct another solar power farm in Claremont

Yesterday it was announced the council of Claremont has entered into a development agreement with Apple, which will see the tech giant build a 100-acre, $55 million power plant, producing 17.5 megawatt of electricity for the company with minimal environmental impact.

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Apple releases Pride video, says 'Inclusion inspires innovation'

Apple has released a new video showcasing the thousands of employees and families that took part in the San Francisco Pride parade on June 29, 2014

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ISIS will rebrand NFC payment service following violence in Middle East

Following the rise of the ISIS militant group, or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, in the Middle East, NFC-based mobile payment service ISIS, which is formed out of a joint venture between AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile, will be re-branding its services. Though the decision was made for a rebranding to distance ISIS from the ongoing violence in the Middle East, the mobile payment venture has not disclosed what its new name will be in the future.

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PC, tablet and mobile phone shipments estimated to go up 4.2 percent in 2014

The research firm Gartner is predicting that the total number of PC, tablet and mobile phone shipments, including those of iPhones and iPads, will go up 4.2 percent worldwide in 2014, with traditional PC shipments starting to recover while tablets slow down.

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Apple releases iOS 8 beta 3, developers, go get it!

Apple has released iOS 8 beta 3. Registered developers can go ahead and grab it through Apple's Developer Center, or through an over-the-air download.

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Foxconn to deploy 10,000 iPhone-building robots

Apple's primary manufacturing partner, Foxconn, announced during a shareholder call that they're going to begin deploying new robots in their factories to aid in iPhone production. 10,000 of the machines are set to hit the assembly lines shortly, each at a cost of $20,000 - $25,000 and be able to churn out 30,000 devices. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou said they're in the final phase of testing these "Foxbots".

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Amazon launches a dedicated storefront for wearable devices

Amazon UK has launched a dedicated store that features various wearable devices across categories like activity trackers, smartwatches, smartglasses, wearable cameras and more. With over a 100 different products already listed, Amazon's wearable technology store currently offers the largest selection of wearable devices.

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Vodafone launches WorldTraveller to eliminate international roaming costs

After slashing roaming costs earlier this year, Vodafone is now rolling out a new deal that allows customers to continue using their plan while abroad for £5 a day.

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TSA will check to see if your device turns on for international, U.S.-bound flights

As part of new security protocol at foreign airports, the United States Transportation Security Administration will require cell phones and select electronic devices to be fully charged with the ability to be powered on when going through security screening. The TSA says that devices that won't power on will not be allowed on flights headed to the U.S.

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Apple makes first distribution deal with Middle Eastern retail outlet

Apple has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabian bookshop Jarir to sell Apple products through the outlet. This deal is the first of its kind between Apple and a retail outlet in the Middle East. The arrangement could lead to better prices on Apple products, according to Al Arabiya News:

In an interview with Al Arabiya News Channel, Jarir's chairman, Mohammad al-Aqeel, said that this agreement will allow the prices of Apple products sold at Jarir branches to be slightly reduced.

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