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Samsung tells Olympians to cover their Apple logos during opening ceremony [Update]

As part of giving free devices to athletes, Samsung is insisting that no Apple logos appear during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics. A sponsor for the games, Samsung gave athletes Galaxy Note 3 smartphones in their gift bags, with the condition that, even if they used an Apple device, the logo could not be displayed during the opening ceremonies.

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There's something familiar about North Korea's Red Star OS

North Korea has its own operating system, known as Red Star, and the latest version might look quite familiar to Mac users. While the OS had previously been patterned after Windows, it seems that the latest version of Red Star takes after OS X, with many UI elements from Apple's software, including the menubar and dock.

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First Brazilian Apple Store to open in Rio de Janeiro on Feb.15

After months of speculation, Apple has confirmed that its very first retail store in Brazil will be opening soon. The Rio de Janeiro store is set to open on February 15, and will be located in the city's luxurious VillageMall shopping center.

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How did the iPhone 5s film a Burberry fashion show? Apple shows us!

Apple has just posted a video showing how the iPhone 5s was used to shoot the 2014 Burberry Spring/Summer fashion show.

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President's plan to bring high-speed internet to classrooms gets $100 million in equipment and tools from Apple

Apple is joining in with President Obama's initiative to get students connected to high-speed internet, called ConnectED, donating $100 million in iPads, computers, and other equiptment. Apple joins a group of compnaies that include Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and Microsoft in donating $750 million towards improving the internet in public schools.

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Steve Jobs wanted you to have a Sony VAIO running OS X

OS X has always been a Mac only product – despite the Hackintosh scene – but it now comes to light that at one point in its life that might have changed. With Sony the beneficiary. In a tale of VAIO, Golf and Steve Jobs, Apple's former CEO was apparently keen to expand OS X to Sony's laptop brand. From Nobi:

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Apple really doesn't like their antitrust monitor; attempts to put his work on hold

Apple is once again asking a federal appeals court to grant a stay on the work of court-appointed antitrust monitor, Michael Bromwich. While a temporary reprieve was granted two weeks ago, Apple hopes that the court will put Bromwich's work on hold until its decided whether or not he should have been placed at Apple to begin with

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Satya Nadella is Microsoft's new CEO, and Microsoft's new CEO is Satya Nadella!

Satya Nadella has officially been named as Microsoft's third CEO, following the short line of Bill Gates and, until today, Steve Ballmer. Those are some enormous shoes to fill, both figuratively and literally. He inherits an enormous task as well — to steer one of the world's largest and most important companies into the future. That Microsoft chose Nadella, a cloud and enterprise veteran, gives us our first hint at their course. But just a hint.

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Worst kept secret in sports entertainment? WWE Channel is coming to Apple TV, of course!

It looks like the World Wrestling Entertainment Network will soon be a channel on the Apple TV. The WWE Network was announced back at CES, and at the time, WWE officials said it would be available on iOS, Android and Kindle, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox, Roku, as well as a connected media player that they weren't able to mention at the time, which now appears to be the Apple TV.

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Google Chromecast SDK is open for business

The day many a Chromecast owner has been waiting on has finally arrived. Google has officially opened the doors on the SDK making it available to Android and iOS developers to add support for the $35 HDMI dongle. It has previously been available as a preview, but with strict restrictions attached. Thus far, only apps officially signed off by Google like Netflix and Hulu Plus have been allowed access.

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