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US Supreme Court to tackle money owed in Apple v. Samsung patent fight

03/21/2016, 10:03 am

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Samsung appeal in the legal battle over how much it owes Apple for infringing iPhone patents, it was revealed on Monday.

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Apple 'privacy czars' put clamps on products like Siri & iAd - report

03/21/2016, 09:03 am

Three "privacy czars" at Apple must sign off on any product collecting customer data, and have had a major impact on technologies like iAd, Siri, and Spotlight, a report revealed on Monday.

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This week on AI: Apple's March 21 event, 'iPhone 7' rumors, 'GovtOS' resistance & more

03/19/2016, 05:03 am

Media attention naturally gravitated towards Apple's March 21 press event, where the company is expected to show off a new 4-inch iPhone and an updated 9.7-inch iPad. Plenty of other happenings were in the air though, including "iPhone 7" rumors and Apple's ongoing confrontation with the Department of Justice and the FBI over encryption.

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Apple hires away Amazon exec to head up corporate digital security, report says

03/18/2016, 11:03 pm

Days before Apple is set to meet U.S. prosecutors in court over a contentious encryption fight involving an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, a report on Friday claims the company has poached Amazon's vice president of information security George Stathakopoulos.

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Apple, US prosecutors to present and cross-examine witnesses at iPhone encryption hearing

03/18/2016, 06:03 pm

The U.S. government filed, and was subsequently granted, a request to allow prosecutors and Apple attorneys the chance to present and cross examine witnesses at next week's court hearing over unlocking an encrypted iPhone tied to last year's San Bernardino attack.

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FBI issues safety warning to auto makers on vehicle software security

03/18/2016, 01:03 pm

The FBI this week sent out a warning to car makers and owners, alerting them to potential security holes in automotive software, all while still pushing Apple to create a method to break into securely encrypted iPhones.

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Former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced emerges from bankruptcy

03/18/2016, 01:03 pm

GT Advanced Technologies -- at one time tapped to supply sapphire for Apple products -- on Friday announced that it had finally emerged from bankruptcy, thanks to an $80 million investment from an unnamed collection of financiers.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7,' smart bands for Apple Watch, Apple v. the FBI, more

03/18/2016, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Shane and Victor look at the latest relating to Apple's "iPhone 7" and the unusual features it might gain, discuss the latest in Apple retail news, touch on the latest in Apple v. the FBI, and much more.

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Apple's mobile Safari & Apple TV products see increased pressure in 2015, Adobe study says

03/18/2016, 01:03 am

According to the latest statistics gathered by Adobe Digital Index researchers, Apple's mobile Safari product is being outpaced by Google Chrome, Apple TV views slumped over the holidays and the company's brand image took a hit on social media in February.

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Apple plans self-sufficient cloud infrastructure with 'Project McQueen'

03/17/2016, 07:03 pm

A day after reports linked Apple to a massive cloud services deal with Google Cloud Platform, sources have come forward with information of a comprehensive in-house data center initiative dubbed "Project McQueen."

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Apple employees threaten to quit if forced to build GovtOS, report says

03/17/2016, 06:03 pm

According to a report published Thursday, a number of high-level Apple employees would rather quit their jobs than comply with a court order compelling the creation of an intentionally flawed version of iOS, currently being sought by the FBI in its investigation into the San Bernardino shootings.

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In a roadblock for Apple Pay, only 1 in 5 US retailers are using their chip card readers

03/17/2016, 03:03 pm

A new survey has found the vast majority of U.S. retailers with EMV chip-card-compatible credit card readers aren't using that functionality, presenting a major hurdle for acceptance of tap-to-pay services like Apple Pay.

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Google plans to sell Boston Dynamics robotics division - report

03/17/2016, 02:03 pm

Those worried about a future of Google-controlled robots taking over the world need fret no more, as the search engine giant has reportedly decided to sell off its advanced Boston Dynamics robotics research division.

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Apple Pay grows US bank support, adds three new Chinese banks

03/17/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple on Thursday added a number of financial institutions to the official list supporting Apple Pay, including three more in the service's fledgling Chinese market.

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Tim Cook says he's 'offended' by government smears in latest Time cover story

03/17/2016, 11:03 am

In a Time Magazine interview published on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook railed against the U.S. government's approach to the battle over encryption, claiming he was "offended" by statements leveled against the company, as well as the way the government is pursuing data from the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter.

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German court finds Apple in infringement of OpenTV streaming patents

03/16/2016, 07:03 pm

A German court has found Apple in infringement of digital content streaming patents owned by OpenTV, ruling products that currently using the technology must not be sold in the country.

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Apple rumored to lean on Google Cloud Platform for certain iCloud services [u]

03/16/2016, 05:03 pm

Apple could soon ditch Amazon Web Services in favor of Google Cloud Platform to serve a portion of iCloud's data needs, a shift that would be a major notch in Google's belt as the company builds out its cloud product.

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Apple Pay support comes to Ally Bank

03/16/2016, 01:03 pm

Customers of Ally Bank can now use their debit card with Apple Pay, allowing secure contactless payments with iPhone and Apple Watch at compatible points of sale.

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Tidal extends some free trials by 30 days so listeners can hear updated Kanye West album

03/16/2016, 01:03 pm

In an unusual move, streaming music service Tidal is extending the free trials of some listeners by 30 days so they can hear the updated version of Kanye West's rap album The Life of Pablo.

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Apple gives DJI's new Phantom 4 drone prime retail shelf space in unprecedented partnership

03/16/2016, 12:03 pm

Prominent, large displays at Apple retail stores have historically been reserved for Apple's own products. But that changed this week for the launch of DJI's new Phantom 4 drone, which has been given prime real estate at Apple Stores.

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