Apple responds to calls for emoji diversity

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Emoji are an adorable way to express your emotions on the iPhone. Unfortunately, they are not the most racially diverse group of symbols.

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30 years ago on TODAY: Apple shows off original Macintosh computer

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Today marks 30 years since Steve Jobs introduced the original Macintosh computer. Bryant Gumbel announced the news on TODAY and got an explanation on why we call it a “mouse”. 

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Apple reveals iPad Air, new Macs and new OS X

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Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage here in San Francisco to talk about “a lot”: New iPads, new Macs and the latest version of OS X — plus a lot of premium apps that are now free.

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Apple launches two new iPhones — and some other surprises

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After Apple CEO Tim Cook hit the stage to open Apple’s media event in Cupertino, Calif., SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller announced two new iPhones: the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. 

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Apple sets Sept. 10 press event — yep, new iPhones likely

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Apple just sent out its invitation to journalists for a Sept. 10 media event at the company headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Unlike most of the company’s invites, this one contains few clues to the event’s purpose. However, new iPhones, and the promised launch of iOS 7, are presumed to be the focus.

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Apple to investigate iPhone-related death

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Apple is investigating an accident in which a Chinese woman was killed by an electric shock when answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging, the U.S. technology company said on Monday.

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In first for Apple, new Mac line to be assembled exclusively in U.S.

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It won’t be out until the fall, but Apple’s reinvented Mac Pro stole the show Monday when it was previewed at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Apple’s iOS 7: The iPhone and iPad are changing everything … again

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On Monday, Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote event and plenty of product announcements — which included iOS 7. This new version of Apple’s popular mobile operating system has a whole new look, making your ol’ iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch feel brand-spanking-new.

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Apple’s about to make old iPhones and iPads feel brand new

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We’re here in San Francisco on the morning of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. While the company has used the opening keynote to launch iPhones and MacBooks, it’s mostly a software showcase, as the name suggests. This year, the software reveal will trump any hardware announcements: iOS 7 — the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system — will bring a whole new experience to iPhone and iPad.

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Sources: US intelligence agencies tap servers of top Internet companies

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U.S. intelligence agencies have a direct tap into the servers of the United States’ largest internet companies where agents can troll for suspicious activity, sources confirmed to NBC News on Thursday.

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iTunes turns 10: How Apple music store killed old music industry

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When Tower Records, a hallowed music store chain with a 46-year history, shuttered its doors at the end of 2006, The Nation called it ”the day the music died.”

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Steve Jobs’ wife speaks out on immigration, Apple founder’s ‘private legacy’

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Laurene Powell Jobs is speaking publicly for the first time since her husband Steve Jobs’ death to advocate for immigration reform.

“I started getting more and more active around immigration reform because this was such a waste of lives, such a waste of potential, such a waste for our country not to have the human capital that we developed – geared towards improving our entire society,” said Powell Jobs in an exclusive interview with Rock Center Anchor Brian Williams airing Friday, April 12 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC. 

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Google Maps for iOS: The best map app … since Google Maps

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As the brouhaha over Apple Maps failures reached fever pitch, rumors spiked about a new app in the works. Made by Google, it would run natively on the iPhone, bringing all of the previous features of the Google-powered Maps together with free navigation, the one thing it had been missing all these years. It seemed like a dream. Today, it is real.

EXCLUSIVE: Apple CEO Tim Cook says an existing Mac line will be made in USA

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In an exclusive interview with Brian Williams airing tonight at 10pm/9c on NBC’s “Rock Center,” Apple CEO Tim Cook announced one of the existing Mac lines will be manufactured exclusively in the United States next year. Mac fans will have to wait to see which Mac line it will be because Apple, widely known for its secrecy, left it vague. Cook’s announcement may or may not confirm recent rumors in the blogosphere sparked by iMacs inscribed in the back with “Assembled in USA.”

Google putting final touches on iOS maps app, says report

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The Wall Street Jounal reports that Google is nearly ready to submit its Maps app to Apple for approval on iOS devices. The new app would compete directly with Apple’s poorly-received Maps. Though you can’t delete Apple native apps, the Google version would likely replace it, at least in use, for millions of iPhone owners.