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Apple, Imagine Dragons partner for charity single to help European refugee relief efforts

Apple has collaborated with the band Imagine Dragons for a new charity single, the proceeds of which will go to aid the relief efforts surrounding the current refugee crisis in Europe.

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Help aid Nepal with American Red Cross donations via iTunes

Apple has set up a donation page to help facilitate donations to the American Red Cross, flagged to help the victims of the recent Nepal earthquake.

The nation of Nepal has suffered a devastating earthquake that has killed thousands. Apple has set up a donation page on iTunes to help raise money for American Red Cross relief efforts in the region.

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Apple's new program encourages employees to volunteer in their communities

Apple has started a new volunteer program to encourage employees to give back to their communities.

The Apple Global Volunteer Program is meant to help employees organize and spread the word about volunteer events. The program will also extend Apple's charitable matching initiative, and employees will be able to volunteer their time for matching gifts from Apple.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook gets iced to raise money ALS charity

After our own Rene Ritchie took the ice bucket challenge to raise and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ASL), Apple CEO Tim Cook did the same with a bucket of ice pouring down him at a company event. In addition to Cook, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller also participated in the challenge at a separate beach location.

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Up for auction: Lunch with Eddy Cue and MacBook Air Package

Apple Senior VP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue is donating a one-hour lunch along with a MacBook Air at Apple's Cupertino headquarters as part of an auction that benefits the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation. The value of the MacBook Air itself is $1,1999 and at the time of writing, the auction has a current $16,000 bid.

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Race for charity in Sidekick Cycle on iOS

Want to do a little racing and maybe help make a difference in someone’s life? Then look no further than Sidekick Cycle from Global Gaming Initiative. Sidekick Cycle is a 2D racing game in which players bike through obstacle courses filled with ramps and crazy loops. The iOS game has just received a major update that doubles its content, adding lots more levels and riders.

Now comes the part where gamers can do some good. Sidekick Cycle is free to play with in-app purchases. Fifty percent of in-app purchases go towards the “Free Bikes 4 Kidz” charity based out of Minneapolis, MN. As you can probably tell, the charity buys bicycles for children in order to help them lead healthy lifestyles.

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Unique Ive/Newsom-designed red Mac Pro goes to auction, benefits Product(RED)

Apple design VP Jony Ive and industrial design maven Marc Newsom have collaborated for charity on the design of a number of products on auction next month through Sotheby's, including solid gold Earpods, a table, a piano and a Leica camera. Now there's a one-off red-clad Mac Pro as well. It's expected to fetch between $40,000 - $60,000.

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Seven awesome games: name your price and give to charity

Humble Bundle Inc. is back with The Humble Indie Bundle 8, a collection of seven excellent independently developed and published games that run on OS X, Windows and Linux. The Humble Indie Bundle lets you set the price you're willing to pay, with all proceeds going to charity.

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Tim Cook auctions off coffee with himself for charity

Tim Cook is holding an auction for coffee and conversation with himself on Apple's campus for charity. The terms of the deal state that the meeting will last between thirty minutes and an hour, and will cover two people. The auction is being run through Charitybuzz.

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Apple donates $2.5 million to the American Red Cross, Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

On behalf of its employees, Apple has donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross to aid in their Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane in modern memory, devastating the eastern seaboard from the Caribbean to the northeastern United States between October 22 and October 31, 2012, causing damages estimated to be in excess of $20 billion, and incalculable human impact. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, informed employees of the donation yesterday via email.

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