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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses rumored Paris retail store, EU tax ruling, AI, AR in interview

02/06/2017, 06:02 pm

As part of his tour through France, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday sat down to discuss a few hot topics including the company's EU tax bill, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and a Parisian retail store rumored to take root along the storied Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

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Apple may open second Dubai store in March, shutters Danbury, Conn. outlet for likely in-place expansion

02/06/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple's second outlet in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai could open in March, a report claimed on Monday. Meanwhile, the company's Danbury Fair Mall outlet in Connecticut has temporarily shut down, presumably to grow into an adjoining space.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 to developers

02/06/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple on Monday supplied registered developers with the second pre-release beta builds of forthcoming updates to three of its four major software platforms: iOS, watchOS and tvOS.

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Apple rolls out Maps transit directions in New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras

02/06/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple has once again expanded the availability ot public transit directions in its Maps apps for iOS and macOS, this time brining them to New Orleans a few weeks ahead the city's annual Mardi Gras festival.

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Apple, Google, 95 other U.S. companies file in opposition to Trump's immigration ban

02/06/2017, 03:02 am

Apple, Google and Microsoft joined a list of nearly 100 technology companies in signing an amicus brief on Sunday opposing President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, saying the temporary ban "inflicts significant harm on American business."

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Apple's Tim Cook makes surprise stops at stores in Paris, Marseilles

02/05/2017, 09:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday made unexpected visits to two French Apple stores on Sunday, namely the Terrasses du Port outlet in the southern city of Marseilles, and the Carrousel du Louvre location in Paris.

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This week on AI: Apple's blockbuster Q1, Cook battles Trump, a new Apple chip design and more

02/04/2017, 02:02 am

Apple revealed the results of a very successful holiday quarter on Tuesday, setting a record with $78.4 billion in revenue. Politics also took a prominent spot in the news however, and rumors came out about the development of a custom ARM chip for Mac.

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Jawbone confirmed to make switch from consumer wearables to clinical health products, report says

02/03/2017, 09:02 pm

A report on Friday claims Jawbone is officially exiting the consumer wearables space, seemingly confirming rumors that the audio accessory maker turned fitness tracking firm will instead focus on high-margin health products sold to clinicians.

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South Korean policy forces smartphone makers to report battery fires after Samsung Note 7

02/03/2017, 04:02 pm

Smartphone producers will have to advise the South Korean government of incidents where devices explode or catch fire as immediately as possible, according to new safety regulations expected to be announced in the country next week.

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Google sells off Terra Bella satellite unit to Planet Labs

02/03/2017, 04:02 pm

Alphabet's Google on Friday confirmed a deal to sell off its satellite mapping business, Terra Bella, to Planet Labs -- which despite earlier speculation is unlikely to affect Google Maps or by extension its main competition, Apple Maps.

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Apple display supplier Sharp turns first profits in years under Foxconn control

02/03/2017, 01:02 pm

Japan's beleaguered Sharp, a regular Apple LCD supplier, generated its first quarterly net profits in two years during the December quarter -- its first under the management of Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn.

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Apple refuses Irish finance committee meeting for second time

02/03/2017, 11:02 am

Apple has declined a second invitation to a meeting with a finance committee in Ireland over the European Commission's $14 billion tax ruling, while Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has accused the regulator of making a politically motivated decision.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive honorary degree, give 'fireside chat' at University of Glasgow

02/03/2017, 11:02 am

The University of Glasgow will award Apple CEO Tim Cook next Wednesday with an honorary doctorate of science, as well as host a "fireside chat" open to students, staff, and alumni, the Scottish institution announced on Friday.

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Lawsuit claims Apple forced users to iOS 7 by breaking FaceTime

02/02/2017, 09:02 pm

A class-action lawsuit filed in California on Thursday alleges Apple schemed to force iPhone users to upgrade to iOS 7 in a bid to save money on a data services deal with Akamai, a move that rendered older hardware like iPhone 4 and 4S unusable.

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Indian IT minister welcomes Apple proposal to build iPhone in Bengaluru, suggests production starts soon

02/02/2017, 07:02 pm

Continuing the political shell game that is Apple manufacturing in India, a local IT minister issued a statement on Thursday welcoming the company's proposal to manufacture iPhone hardware in Bengaluru.

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Launch of Apple's delayed BeatsX earbuds 'imminent,' stock check site claims

02/02/2017, 04:02 pm

Apple's long-delayed BeatsX earbuds, one of the first to feature the company's new W1 wireless chip, may finally be on the verge of shipping, according to a website monitoring activity at online stores worldwide.

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Irish government recalculation of Apple's EU tax bill close to $14 billion estimate

02/02/2017, 04:02 pm

The 13 billion euros ($14 billion) Apple is requested to pay Ireland as part a European Commission ruling over tax is likely to be an accurate figure, with the Irish finance minister advising the amount calculated by government officials is in a similar ballpark to the Commission's number.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook wins Newseum's Free Expression Award for tech & social contributions

02/02/2017, 02:02 pm

On Thursday the Newseum -- a museum and advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. -- named Apple CEO Tim Cook the winner of its 2017 Free Expression Award in the Free Speech category, praising the executive for his company's communications technology as well as his stances on social and political issues.

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Inside Tim Cook's Apple HomeKit-equipped smart home

02/02/2017, 12:02 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook gave a rare glimpse into his personal life this week, when he spelled out how he uses HomeKit-connected smart accessories in his own home. AppleInsider offers a guide to how you, too, can live like a millionaire tech CEO.

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Apple investigating portable Apple Watch charger with band integration

02/02/2017, 04:02 am

While third-party companies have promised -- but not delivered -- an Apple Watch band capable of charging the device while it's being worn, Apple in a patent application on Thursday details a wearable battery module that juices Watch up via inductive power transmission.

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