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FBI reportedly paid less than $1M for San Bernardino iPhone exploit

04/28/2016, 10:04 pm

A report on Thursday claims the U.S. Federal Bureau of investigation spent less than $1 million on an exploit used to access an iPhone tied to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, far below a previously estimated sum of more than $1.3 million.

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Dead Apple employee identified as 25-year-old software engineer, report says [u]

04/28/2016, 07:04 pm

An Apple employee found dead at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Wednesday has reportedly been identified as a 25-year-old software engineer.

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Alphabet, Fiat Chrysler working toward self-driving car tie-up - report

04/28/2016, 12:04 pm

Google parent Alphabet may soon have a major ally in its push toward autonomous vehicles, as the company is said to be "in the late stage of talks" with London-based Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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Apple-supported US Email Privacy Act passes unanimous House vote, with compromises

04/28/2016, 12:04 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted unanimously to pass the Email Privacy Act, a bill that has the backing of a coalition of major technology businesses including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo.

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Volkswagen says it's not in talks with Apple or Google about new 'digital mobility' businesses

04/28/2016, 10:04 am

Volkswagen is talking with external partners about launching so-called digital mobility businesses, but is not in any negotiations with either Apple or Google, the carmaker's CEO said on Thursday, pointing to a different direction for its self-driving car efforts.

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Second-gen August Smart Lock with Apple HomeKit support now shipping

04/28/2016, 09:04 am

The newly launched August Smart Lock includes support for Apple's HomeKit, allowing users to lock, unlock and check the status of their door lock with voice commands using Siri.

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Indian government approves Apple bid to open stores free of 30% sourcing policy

04/28/2016, 01:04 am

An Indian government committee this week recommended Apple be exempted from local sourcing regulations that previously kept the company from opening its own brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the country.

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Was Mike Daisey right about Apple being doomed?

04/27/2016, 08:04 pm

Back in November, theatrical performer Mike Daisey was given the opportunity to write about Apple in the Technology section of the The Guardian. He's now claiming "reverse claim chowder," insisting that some of what he wrote about actually turned out to be true, given Apple's recent earnings report showing the first decrease in year-over-year, quarterly iPhone revenues.

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New videos offer first-person view of Apple's Campus 2 'spaceship'

04/27/2016, 07:04 pm

A pair of videos posted to YouTube are some of the first to show an up-close look at the main "spaceship" building on Apple's Campus 2 headquarters, including views of the structure's inner courtyard and underground access tunnels.

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Dead body found at Apple's Infinite Loop headquarters [ux3]

04/27/2016, 01:04 pm

An investigation is underway after a body was reportedly discovered at Apple's Infinite Loop corporate headquarters in Cupertino.

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FBI's first vulnerability tip to Apple came on April 14 for already-patched flaw

04/26/2016, 09:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday said the FBI divulged its first vulnerability tip under a White House process for sharing digital security flaws with private corporations on April 14, but the information was useless as Apple had already patched the issue nine months earlier.

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Dropbox's 'Project Infinite' will let users browse cloud files without syncing locally

04/26/2016, 01:04 pm

Cloud storage service Dropbox on Tuesday announced "Project Infinite," a new feature that will let people browse cloud files on their desktop without having to have the content synced locally.

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Google joins Uber, Ford, others to advocate self-driving car adoption

04/26/2016, 12:04 pm

Several high-profile companies -- Google, Ford, Uber, Lyft, and Volvo -- have joined together in a new coalition, looking to persuade both the public and the U.S. government about the benefits of self-driving cars, with the particular goal of knocking down any legal barriers that might interfere.

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Nokia buys health & fitness gear maker Withings in deal worth $192 million

04/26/2016, 11:04 am

Nokia Technologies on Tuesday announced a planned takeover of health and fitness accessory maker Withings, in a deal valued at 170 million, or about $192 million.

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Apple 'seems willing' to help repair, access iPhone of teen lost at sea

04/25/2016, 11:04 pm

Eight months after two Florida teenagers disappeared on a fishing trip in 2015, an iPhone recovered from the pair's recently discovered boat might yield answers as to their fate. And Apple is reportedly willing to help.

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Apple reportedly winding down recruiting efforts, lays off all contract recruiters

04/25/2016, 09:04 pm

Ahead of Apple's earnings call, a report on Monday claims the company is reevaluating its recruiting program, a move that could potentially affect more than 100 current employees.

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Charity auction for lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook hits $110K

04/25/2016, 05:04 pm

For the fourth year in a row, Apple CEO Tim Cook is auctioning off a private lunch at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., with proceeds going to Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.

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Study: Apple Watch price drop goosed sales 250%, iPhone SE popular among switchers

04/25/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple's decision to slash Apple Watch pricing paid off in a big way, as average daily sales over the last month jumped 250 percent sequentially, according to new metrics from Slice Intelligence. The firm also looked at iPhone SE and iPad Pro ahead of Apple's earnings call on Tuesday.

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Box executive Karen Appleton joins Apple to bolster enterprise team

04/25/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple's latest attempt at boosting its enterprise credentials is reportedly a new hire, Karen Appleton, formerly a long-time executive with cloud storage and collaboration service Box.

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Review: Polar Balance is a great smartscale for Polar fans

04/24/2016, 12:04 am

Polar's first smartscale is a polished and perfectly serviceable product, but a few peculiar design decisions keep it from maximizing its potential, making it mostly of interest to people already in the Polar ecosystem.

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