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China backs off legal push that would force foreign tech companies to hand over encryption keys

03/13/2015, 02:03 pm

China's central government has reportedly halted the advance of proposed antiterror legislation that would have forced technology companies doing business in the country to install government-accessible backdoors in their products, provide keys for any encrypted communications services, and require data for Chinese users to remain in China.

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AppleInsider podcast reviews Apple's 'Spring Forward' event, including new Macbook, Apple Watch and Apple TV

03/13/2015, 03:03 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including a full discussion of Apple's entire 'Spring Forward' event, HBO Now and Apple TV, ResearchKit for iOS, newly redesigned MacBook and Apple Watch.

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Upcoming book reveals Steve Jobs refused liver transplant offer from Tim Cook, didn't want Apple to build TV, mulled Yahoo buy

03/12/2015, 07:03 pm

The forthcoming book "Becoming Steve Jobs" is shaping up to be a revelation on the late Apple cofounder's life, and a recent "leak" reveals Jobs refused a living donor liver transplant from current CEO Tim Cook, was looking into an acquisition of Yahoo! and didn't want Apple to produce another TV product.

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Apple online outage impacts retail outlets in US, Europe

03/12/2015, 10:03 am

The extended outage of Apple's online services on Wednesday appears to have impacted not just its online stores, but also its retail outlets, which suffered problems conducting basic business operations.

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Apple investigating iPhone dock with integrated display, touchpad, sensors, inductive charging, more

03/12/2015, 06:03 am

A patent application published on Thursday reveals Apple's interest in a docking solution for iPhone and iPad that supports multiple accessories and incorporates a display, advanced gesture controls, wireless communications and even inductive charging.

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Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson to appear at Conde Nast luxury conference

03/11/2015, 04:03 pm

Key Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson will be opening up the first ever Conde Nast International Luxury Conference, scheduled for April 22 and 23 in Florence, Italy, according to an announcement made on Wednesday.

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Apple issues apology as iTunes & App Store outage persists for 7+ hours

03/11/2015, 01:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a rare public apology to customers, as the company's high-profile digital storefronts continue to suffer hours-long global outages sparked by what Apple is calling an "internal DNS error."

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Google takes bigger step into retail with branded London store

03/11/2015, 12:03 pm

Google is taking a deeper step into the retail world with a newly-launched "store within a store," located in London, that will give the company a venue to promote products such as Android phones, Chromebooks, and the Chromecast.

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Booming retail sales enable Apple to negotiate low rent prices at malls

03/10/2015, 09:03 pm

The popularity of Apple's retail outlets has enabled the company to negotiate extremely low rent rates at malls, which in turn benefit from the additional foot traffic.

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Apple seeks dismissal of A123 lawsuit over alleged employee poaching

03/10/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by battery maker A123 over alleged poaching activities, saying the complaint failed to meet certain legal requirements.

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Apple finds sympathetic ear in fight to remove antitrust monitor Bromwich

03/10/2015, 05:03 pm

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday heard Apple's arguments to dislodge lawyer Michael Bromwich from his position as external antitrust monitor, with one judge voicing concern over the methods used in his investigation.

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Apple pledges $50M to increase the presence of women, minorities & veterans in tech jobs

03/10/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple has announced it will invest more than $50 million into a number of nonprofit organizations, as part of a multi-year effort to increase the presence of women, minorities and veterans working in the technology industry.

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AppleInsider podcast goes deep inside Apple's 'Spring Forward' event

03/09/2015, 08:03 pm

In a special AppleInsider podcast episode, we get reactions from Daniel Eran Dilger, who was at Monday's event that ushered in a brand new 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, and extensive details regarding Apple Watch specs and pricing.

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Video: Apple's 'Spring Forward' event summarized in 2 minutes

03/09/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple's "Spring Forward" event on Monday was jam-packed full of information about upcoming products, including the Apple Watch and the all-new MacBook with Retina display. AppleInsider offers a quick video summary of all the news.

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First look: Hands-on with Apple Watch and working software

03/09/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple spilled additional details about its hotly anticipated Apple Watch wearable on Monday, and AppleInsider was there to take a first look at the device that could soon dominate a burgeoning smartwatch market.

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Live from Apple's 'Spring Forward' Apple Watch event in San Francisco

03/09/2015, 12:03 pm

Join us as we provide live, up-to-the-second coverage and analysis from San Francisco, where Apple's "Spring Forward" event will give final details on the upcoming Apple Watch.

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Apple to increase shuttle bus driver wages by 25%

03/09/2015, 09:03 am

After boosting the pay of its security guards, Apple will also grant its shuttle bus drivers at its Cupertino headquarters 25 percent raise, it was announced on Monday.

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Opinion: Apple Pay finds frauds reporting

03/09/2015, 04:03 am

When Apple rolls out a rare new product--rather than canceling it internally--you'd have to be naive to think it was rushed to market without much consideration and therefore probably doomed to failure. But you'd be equally naive to think that the incumbents positioned in the path of Apple's next potential juggernaut wouldn't desperately seek to defend their turf, bending the truth to the breaking point if necessary.

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Review: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera offers pro features at a consumer price

03/08/2015, 01:03 am

From iPhone to mid-level DSLR cameras, the video production world has many options for the amateur and prosumer videographer. Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera offers users a next step into the pro video world, along with pro video challenges.

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Review: Outdoor Tech Chips helmet headphones, a Siri-compatible Bluetooth ski accessory

03/07/2015, 02:03 am

Skiers and snowboarders looking to listen to music and stay connected while on the mountain should check out the Chips Bluetooth headphones from Outdoor Tech, a well-designed and simple solution for adding wireless connectivity to your helmet.

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