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Apple opens applications for 400 spots at 2018 Developer Academy in Italy

05/03/2018, 11:05 am

Apple on Thursday announced that it's taking applications for its 2018 Developer Academy in Naples, Italy, accepting people not just from Italy but around the world.

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Cambridge Analytica shuts down in wake of Facebook data scandal [u]

05/03/2018, 09:05 am

With mounting legal fees and vanishing clients in the wake of revelations about its use of Facebook data, political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and its British parent company, SCL Elections, are shutting down -- though another company may be taking its place. [Updated with Emerdata info]

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Apple, other tech companies continue to resist encryption backdoor proposals by FBI, U.S. DOJ

05/02/2018, 02:05 pm

A group made up of Apple and other major technology companies is increasing its efforts to fight attempts by government agencies to force the addition of encryption backdoors, following reports US law enforcement bodies are forming new proposals to gain access to protected data.

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Nokia to sell off failed health division to Withings co-founder

05/02/2018, 09:05 am

Finland's Nokia is abandoning its foray into health hardware and services, selling off that unit to Eric Carreel -- one of the founders of Withings, which was acquired just two years ago to form the core of the division.

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Architect of Apple's successful renewable energy program lands at electric motor firm

05/01/2018, 11:05 pm

Mike Petouhoff, who helped Apple reach a lofty 100 percent renewable energy goal as the company's Global Energy Team Leader, has joined Software Motor Company to help build a new breed of highly efficient electric motor.

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Apple meets with California DMV officials to discuss autonomous vehicles

05/01/2018, 08:05 pm

A handful of high-ranking California Department of Motor Vehicles officials met with Apple employees in April to discuss facets of the company's ongoing autonomous car program, according to a report on Tuesday.

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Apple's rumored Conde Nast purchase bid would further amplify Apple News

05/01/2018, 03:05 pm

Rumors suggest that Apple may be looking to boost Apple News content with a purchase of magazine publisher Conde Nast, the owner of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Wired.

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Oculus Go virtual reality headset starts shipping for $199 in 23 countries

05/01/2018, 02:05 pm

The FaceBook-owned Oculus has started shipping the Go, a low-cost virtual reality headset that works without needing to be connected to a smartphone, Mac, or Windows PC, with the entry-level head-mounted display available to purchase in North America today.

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Tim Cook meets with Congressional Black Caucus members as part of diversity push

05/01/2018, 11:05 am

Apple took part Monday in the Congressional Black Caucus' visit to Silicon Valley, as Tim Cook hosted the CBC members at Apple Park.

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Linksys debuts cheaper dual-band Velop Wi-Fi mesh system

05/01/2018, 12:05 am

On the heels of Apple's official discontinuation of AirPort Wi-Fi hardware, Linksys on Tuesday announced a new dual-band version of its Velop Wi-Fi mesh system that packs many of the same features as its bigger tri-band sibling into a smaller, more affordable package.

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Apple hit with patent suits over iPhone X camera, iOS 11 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature

04/30/2018, 10:04 pm

A pair of lawsuits filed in two federal courts on Monday allege Apple's latest products are in infringement of multiple patents related to dual camera arrays in smartphones and smart device alerts.

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Apple Q2 earnings expected to fall 'in line,' analysts cautious about June quarter

04/30/2018, 12:04 pm

As they do every year at this time, analysts are looking past the concluded quarter and are expressing concern about how Apple may perform later this year mostly due to guesses at iPhone demand. Here's what to expect from Tuesday's earnings release.

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Music Modernization Act will alter how old recordings are reimbursed by Apple Music and Spotify

04/30/2018, 09:04 am

The new Music Modernization Act bill has passed the House of Representatives that aims to bring laws for music licensing and royalty payments into alignment with modern technologies, like streaming through Apple Music and Spotify.

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Apple-focused analyst Ming-Chi Kuo leaves KGI

04/30/2018, 09:04 am

Known for often having an inside track on Apple's product plans, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reportedly left Taiwan's KGI Securities, and is expected to drop his focus on Apple.

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Apple to take over two storefronts with expanded Lehigh Valley outlet

04/29/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple's Lehigh Valley Mall store in Whitehall, Pa. is relocating to a bigger space, with plans to throw open the new doors in September.

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Fake U.S. Marshal steals an iPhone, Thailand 'iPhone killers,' and more from the Apple crime blotter

04/29/2018, 08:04 am

A change in sentence for Thailand's "iPad killers," a court decision about Facebook logins, iPhone theft by ice cream vendors and more in this roundup of Apple-related crime reports

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App Roundup: Duet Display for iOS and macOS, YouTube Kids, Masterclass for iOS, more!

04/28/2018, 11:04 am

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

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Editorial: Will Apple's 1990's "Golden Age" collapse repeat itself?

04/28/2018, 06:04 am

Once, long ago in a previous epoch of technology, Apple Computer, Inc. commissioned a new headquarters in Northern California just as it began losing its position as a leader in personal computing tech in the early 90s. Could history repeat itself in our modern era?

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This week on AI: Apple axes AirPort, an 8K AR headset, 'iPhone SE 2' pics & more

04/28/2018, 01:04 am

Apple finally admitted its lack of interest in Wi-Fi routers this week, killing off the AirPort line. Rumors meanwhile pointed to its interest in AR and VR, and the possibility of an "iPhone SE 2" being right around the corner.

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Samsung, Micron, Hynix sued for alleged DRAM price fixing

04/27/2018, 05:04 pm

Another class action lawsuit has been filed, alleging that Samsung, Hynix, and Micron conspired to limit the supply of memory, keeping consumer prices artificially high as a result.

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