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2016

Apple pondered Time Warner buyout in 2015 - report

Thursday May 26, 2016

Eddy Cue, Apple's head of internet software and services, raised the idea of his company buying Time Warner in talks with the media giant late last year, a report said on Thursday.

Apple invention turns Lightning headphones into smart walkie-talkies

Thursday May 26, 2016

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a somewhat unusual Apple invention detailing a communications platform that ditches cellular in favor of direct, point-to-point network technology.

Energy consumption concerns loom over Apple's proposed Irish data center

Wednesday May 25, 2016

In a hearing in Galway, Ireland on Tuesday, Apple fielded concerns from locals regarding a planned data center that is shaping up to be the country's largest consumer of electricity, with some estimates placing usage rates surpassing Dublin's entire daily supply.

Google preps self-driving car facility near Detroit as Chrysler partnership ramps up

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Google on Wednesday announced plans to launch a "self-driving technology development center" in Novi, Mich., just outside the home of the American auto industry in Detroit.

China's Xiaomi shows off new $460 4K camera drone

Wednesday May 25, 2016

The race to the bottom has reached the drone market, as infamous copycat Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed a pair of new camera-equipped drones that work with the company's smartphones.

Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 workers with robots

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Apple's primary manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has replaced 60,000 people with robots at a single factory in Kunshan, China, a report said on Wednesday.

Apple working on charging infrastructure for electric cars - report

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Apple is talking with firms which provide vehicle charging stations and hiring engineers with experience in the field as it works on a means of charging its rumored electric car, a report claimed on Wednesday.

Microsoft set to axe nearly 2,000 jobs in bid to 'streamline' smartphone biz

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a restructuring of its mobile hardware group that will see as many as 1,850 employees -- most of them former Nokia staffers -- lose their jobs as the company looks to right the listing smartphone ship.

Indian finance minister shoots down prospect of local Apple Stores - report

Wednesday May 25, 2016

India's finance minister has reportedly ratified a ruling that Apple must follow local sourcing rules, potentially halting the company's near-term attemps to launch its first stores in the country.

24 Hour Deal: Apple's 128GB iPad Air 2 (WiFi, Silver) for $499.00 with free case

Wednesday May 25, 2016

For the next 24 hours, Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo's Deal Zone Deal of the Day offers the lowest price we've seen on Apple's 128GB iPad Air 2 (WiFi Only) in Silver, Space Gray, or Gold at $499.00 with free shipping, a free case, and no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY.

Winners of the WaterField Designs MacBook bag giveaway announced [Carl J. and Tyler D.]

Tuesday May 24, 2016

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Carl J. and Tyler D., who scored a handcrafted laptop bag from WaterField Designs in the color of their choosing.

Plaintiffs try to keep 'Error 53' lawsuit against Apple alive, say reimbursement not enough

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Apple's motion to dismiss a pending class action lawsuit related to the infamous "Error 53" Touch ID issue was countered in a recent court filing claiming the company's remedial actions, which include an iOS software update and reimbursement efforts, are inadequate.

Hyundai adds Apple CarPlay support to six models, report says

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Korean carmaker Hyundai plans to integrate CarPlay compatibility into a total of eight 2015 and 2016 vehicles, bringing the firm closer to offering Apple's infotainment system across its entire lineup.

Apple brings iOS 9 Spotlight Suggestions to 7 more markets, adds NBC to Apple TV's universal search

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Apple on Tuesday made a pair of improvements to its search services by bringing iOS 9's Spotlight Suggestions to seven more markets and adding NBC as an item in the fourth-generation Apple TV's universal search results.

Apple Pay nets five major banks in Singapore to cover over 80% of Visa and MasterCard holders

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Just over one month after Apple Pay rolled out to iPhone and Apple Watch users in Singapore through American Express integration, Apple on Tuesday announced new partnerships with five local banks that bring with them support for credit and debit cards issued by Visa and MasterCard.

Apple seeks lawyer with HIPAA expertise for health initiative

Tuesday May 24, 2016

An Apple job listing on Monday reveals the company is looking to hire a seasoned attorney with health privacy expertise to take on the role of Privacy Counsel , suggesting a health and medical systems expansion could be in the works.

Adonit ships new Pixel stylus to compete with Apple Pencil

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Stylus maker Adonit on Tuesday launched its latest model, the Pixel, advancing its own technology and responding to new competition provided by Apple Pencil.

Apple releases first iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 public betas with minor bug fixes [u]

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Apple on Tuesday released the first public beta versions of iOS 9.3.3 and OS X 10.11.6, both maintenance updates that bring minor bug fixes and performance improvements to iOS and Mac devices.

Apple looks to debut Siri SDK at WWDC, developing Amazon Echo competitor

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Five years after Siri launched with iPhone 4S, Apple is reportedly preparing to open its virtual assistant platform up to third-party developers through a dedicated SDK, and might dive deeper into AI services by embedding the technology into a speaker type device similar to Amazon's Echo.

Apple brings back crypto whiz Jon Callas as encryption battles heat up

Tuesday May 24, 2016

Apple has re-hired Jon Callas, a cryptography expert responsible for much of Apple's security technology over the years, the company confirmed on Tuesday.