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Topic: General

With IBM partnership, Box thinks beyond cloud collaboration for iOS

06/25/2015, 12:06 am

After announcing its landmark partnership with IBM on Tuesday, cloud-based content management firm Box elaborated on what iOS users -- and developers building on Box's platform -- can expect when the first jointly developed products hit market later this year, and intra-office file sharing is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook invited to attend Sun Valley conference in July

06/24/2015, 06:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly on the list to make a return appearance at this year's Sun Valley conference in Idaho next month, where media and tech moguls meet to take in lectures, participate in roundtables and broker deals.

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Apple now labeling map data collection vehicles in the US, UK

06/24/2015, 09:06 am

Weeks after officially confirming the existence of a real-world data collection effort designed to bolster its mapping service, Apple has updated its fleet of sensor-loaded minivans with branding that makes them more clearly identifiable.

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IBM's 'MobileFirst for iOS' apps to get cloud services boost with new Box partnership

06/24/2015, 01:06 am

International Business Machines and cloud collaboration firm Box on Tuesday announced a new partnership that will see an integration of resources and technology lead to intuitive enterprise class products, including IBM's MobileFirst for iOS apps for Apple devices.

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Apple's Lisa Jackson expands leadership role to government, education policy

06/23/2015, 08:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday quietly announced Lisa Jackson will taken on additional duties beyond company related environmental issues, and is to be responsible for all policy initiatives including worldwide government affairs, education, accessibility and social concerns.

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Apple's 'World Gallery' billboard ad campaign wins Cannes Lions Grand Prix

06/23/2015, 07:06 pm

Apple's World Gallery, part of the "Shot on iPhone 6" media blitz, was honored at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival for Creativity with five Gold Lions and a Grand Prix award in the outdoor category.

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Apple renews Liquidmetal exclusivity license into 2016

06/23/2015, 05:06 pm

Apple renewed its license for exclusive use of Liquidmetal's bulk amorphous alloy technology in consumer products for another year, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing disclosed on Tuesday.

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Apple gains more influence over Bluetooth standard with Promoter Member status

06/23/2015, 12:06 pm

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group on Tuesday announced Apple's advancement to Promoter Member status, giving the company even more say over the future of the Bluetooth wireless standard.

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Amazon Echo now available for all US customers to purchase, ships July 14

06/23/2015, 09:06 am

Amazon on Tuesday officially opened up orders to the general public for its Echo accessory, a Siri-like, always-on virtual assistant that exists in a standalone tubular speaker.

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Apple seeks over $15M in fees from patent holdings firm for 'frivolous' lawsuit

06/23/2015, 06:06 am

A federal court motion filed last Friday reveals Apple is looking to garnish more than $15 million in attorneys' fees and costs from non-practicing patent holdings firm Unwired Planet, which engaged in a series "kitchen-sink" lawsuits targeting iOS device connectivity features.

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Apple mapping patent provides seamless outdoor/indoor location determination

06/23/2015, 04:06 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for harnessing onboard iOS device sensors to automatically switch from one location subsystem, such as GPS and indoor wireless gateway proximation, to another seamlessly and without user interaction.

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Documents show NSA, GCHQ launched attacks against anti-virus software makers

06/22/2015, 06:06 pm

The U.S. National Security Agency and its British equivalent, the Government Communications Headquarters, have both been launching attacks against security software in order to track individuals and break into networks, a report said on Monday.

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E3 2015: iOS games and virtual reality hint at the future of fun

06/22/2015, 04:06 pm

The annual Electronics Entertainment Expo was held last week, and AppleInsider was there to see the latest iOS games and controllers. We also also went hands-on with some of the next-generation virtual reality technology that has become a major focus for the industry, including a product that relies on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

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Tim Cook says Apple now factors Chinese tastes when designing products

06/22/2015, 09:06 am

Apple now heavily factors in the tastes of Chinese consumers when designing its products, including tailoring colors, CEO Tim Cook revealed in a new interview.

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This week on AppleInsider: iPad Pro features, Apple Music deals, Apple Watch hits retail & more

06/20/2015, 12:06 am

With the end of WWDC the news cycle subsided a little, but was still active with news about Apple's 12.9-inch iPad, behind-the-scenes deals for Apple Music, and the Apple Watch making a long-awaited debut at brick-and-mortar stores.

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AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 9, security and very large phones

06/19/2015, 08:06 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Daniel Eran Dilger as we talk about the features we're looking forward to most from iOS 9, security vulnerabilities, and some of the problems of having a very large phone. Plus, Daniel discusses Apple Music, how it affects iTunes, and what it means to consumers.

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Apple, IBM to take partnership into education with app for teachers

06/19/2015, 01:06 am

It appears that Apple and IBM have plans to stretch their mobile solutions partnership beyond enterprise and into the classroom, as the companies are co-developing an experimental app that provides teachers with real-time student data analytics.

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Apple takes App Analytics service out of beta, adds features

06/18/2015, 10:06 pm

Apple on Thursday sent out an email blast to developers notifying them of new features added to App Analytics, including data for crashes, number of paying users and a ratios tool for comparing statistics.

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FCC votes in favor of allowing Lifeline low-income subsidies for Internet plans

06/18/2015, 02:06 pm

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3 to 2 in favor of extending the U.S. government's Lifeline program to offer subsidies for broadband Internet, and not just basic phone service.

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Fitbit makes stock market debut, share price jumps by more than 50%

06/18/2015, 02:06 pm

Wearable fitness tracker firm Fitbit, which competes with the Apple Watch with its own hardware, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, and investors promptly drove the company's share price up by more than 50 percent in the opening hours.

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