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Former iTunes engineer subpoenaed to describe Apple's war against hackers

Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the class-action iPod lawsuit against Apple subpoenaed a former iTunes engineer to testify Friday, hoping that his statement will help their side of the suit. In his testimony, Rod Schultz told the court that during his tenure at Apple, he worked on a project intended to block 100 percent of non-iTunes clients and third-party players that competed against Apple's iPod.

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Iowa to create digital driver's license app for your phone

Iowa is leading the charge to become the first state in the nation to issue a digital ID. The state wants to create a smartphone-based driver's license via an app that could be installed on the iPhone or on devices using Google's Android operating system. The digital driver's license would co-exist with a traditional plastic license issued today.

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Vodafone to launch wireless services for US-based enterprise customers in 2015

Vodafone Americas has announced its intent to introduce wireless services for its multinational enterprise customers in the United States in 2015. The services will be offered under an mobile virtual network operator deal with T-Mobile US.

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Samsung reportedly begins manufacturing 14nm Apple A9 processors

Samsung has started manufacturing the Apple A9 system-on-a-chip, which is widely expected to power everything from the next generation iPhone 6s (or iPhone 7) to the hotly rumored iPad Pro. What's more, it's expected to run on the new 14 nanometer process, making it even more power-efficient.

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EE to scrap Orange Wednesday 2-for-1 cinema ticket deal after a decade

EE will be scrapping the Orange Wednesday 2-for-1 cinema ticket deal after being available for a decade. Customers of Orange (and subsequently EE) have enjoyed a weekly deal that allowed them to head down to their local cinema to check out the latest blockbusters at a reduced price. This offer will no longer be available after February 2015, but the carrier stresses they are working on a worthy successor. According to Marketing Magazine:

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Apple online store adds PayPal payment option

Shopping online at Apple's online store has gotten a little bit easier if you're a PayPal user. Apple's web store now allows shoppers to check out with a PayPal account in the U.S. and the U.K., an option that was previously only available on iTunes, App Store, and iBookstore.

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Protestors march on Apple campus over labor dispute for contract workers

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson and union leaders led a group of 100 demonstrators onto Apple's Cupertino, California campus in an effort to urge the Mac-maker to implement better conditions for contract workers. In addition to marching at Apple's headquarters, protesters delivered a petition signed by 20,000 people asking for better working conditions for service workers in Silicon Valley.

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MLB.com Ballpark and Priceline gain in-app Apple Pay

Apple Pay has now been added to both the official MLB Ballpark app and Priceline app, with full support for in-app transactions. For MLB Ballpark, you can now purchases single-game tickets for select clubs using Apple Pay. Similarly, Priceline will now allow you to use Apple Pay to quickly and easily buy Express Deals.

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Hacked Sony email reveals David Fincher's excitement for Jobs biopic script

The drama just keeps coming as documents continue to leak in the Sony Pictures hack. After learning earlier this week that Tom Cruise was considered for the lead in Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic, a leaked email has provided a glimpse at David Fincher's excitement around potentially directing the project.

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Original Apple-1 computer fetches $365,000 at auction

Shy of auction house Christie's estimate of $600,000, one of the few original Apple computers that was assembled and sold out of late co-founder Steve Jobs' Los Altos garage fetched $365,000 at auction. The Apple-1 computer computer was named the Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer after original owner Charles Rickets who had acquired the system for $600 in 1976.

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