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Tim Cook celebrates return to Beijing, joins China's top social network

Apple CEO Tim Cook has expanded his social media presence outside the United States, landing on China's Weibo microblogging service.

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Apple's environmental initiative for China focuses on clean energy

Apple is partnering with the World Wildlife Fund to increase responsibly managed forests in China, and is bringing renewable energy initiatives to manufacturing facilities in the region.

The new program covers up to 1 million acres of forest, which is used to provide materials for pulp, paper and wood products.

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IDC says China smartphone market growth contracted for the first time in six years

Smartphone growth in China has contracted for the first time in six years, according to latest figures from market research firm IDC.

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Fiat CEO says Apple is 'interested in intervention in the car'

The CEO of Fiat Chrysler talked about visiting both Tesla and Apple during a recent trip to California.

Sergio Marchionne runs Fiat Chrysler, and recently visited a new Maserati dealership in Toronto, Ontario Canada (Fiat owns luxury motor brand Maserati). Marchionne wouldn't elaborate about his meetings with Tim Cook and Elon Musk beyond some cursory comments.

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Macstock Conference & Expo and MacBBQ come to the heartland this June

If you're within range of Woodstock, IL and interested in learning and talking with other Mac users, check out Macstock. And if you have time, come to the MacBBQ too!

Midwesterners don't get too many Mac events to call their own, so it's fortuitous that Macstock is happening. It's a one-day event scheduled for June 20, 2015 from 8:00 to 3:00 PM, taking place at McHenry County College just outside of Woodstock, IL (hence the "Macstock" name).

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Record labels may offer some songs for free in Apple's rumored music service

Apple's long-rumored music service could allow labels to offer a small selection of tracks to users for free, without the need to subscribe to the service.

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MacKeeper has critical security flaw, says researcher

A security researcher has discovered a critical problem with MacKeeper, the controversial software for the Mac.

I've already said my piece about MacKeeper — I don't think Mac users need it, and the developer's aggressive marketing tactics leave a bad taste in my mouth. If you need more evidence that you should stay away from it, MacKeeper is now the target of a new zero-day vulnerability security advisory.

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Ericsson looking to sue Apple over wireless patent licensing dispute (again)

Ericsson has filed lawsuits against Apple over a wireless patent licensing dispute between the two companies. It's alleged Apple is using patented technologies without proper licensing in place.

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New teardown sheds more light on the computer powering the Apple Watch

Chipworks has taken a deep dive into the S1 computer-on-a-chip, revealing a processor built using Samsung's 28 nanometer process.

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Apple holds on to its spot as the top U.S. smartphone manufacturer, according to comScore

Apple kept its spot as the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States in the first three months of 2015. Its share in mobile operating systems has also increased.

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