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Apple grants widow access to husband's Apple ID after demanding court order

01/19/2016, 08:01 pm

Apple's strict data protection policies sparked debate over so-called "digital legacy" issues this week, as the company refused to supply a recently widowed Canadian woman with her late husband's Apple ID password.

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Verizon joins AT&T in launching sponsored data access, raises net neutrality concerns

01/19/2016, 01:01 pm

Verizon on Tuesday officially announced FreeBee Data, a service that will let businesses sponsor data access so subscribers can load some apps, websites, or downloads without it impacting their monthly limits.

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Amazon Prime Air building drones to cope with different environments, may launch overseas

01/19/2016, 11:01 am

Amazon's drone-based Prime Air delivery service will have an array of craft to deal with different climates and environments, though the company is still devising solutions to other problems and could end up launching outside the U.S. first, according to a new interview.

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Apple chip partner TSMC plans to launch 7nm process in 2018, 5nm in 2020

01/19/2016, 10:01 am

Taiwanese semiconductor foundry TSMC is reportedly preparing to roll out its 7-nanometer process node as soon as 2018, with a jump to 5 nanometers currently penciled in for 2020.

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Apple quietly supporting Silicon Valley's Super Bowl Host Committee with products & equipment

01/19/2016, 09:01 am

Apple is among the Silicon Valley tech giants who have raised millions of dollars to support the upcoming Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in California, though the iPhone maker has apparently requested that its logo and name not be associated with any of the NFL's marketing materials.

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Apple wins US ban of Samsung software features, only affects obsolete products

01/19/2016, 01:01 am

After months of back-and-forth litigation, Apple won a US sales ban against certain Samsung software features found in infringement of three patents, though the ruling has no real bearing on either company's business.

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Apple's 2015 EEO-1 report shows slow progress toward workplace diversity

01/18/2016, 11:01 pm

Over the weekend, Apple quietly released its latest EEO-1 Federal Employer Information Report tallying employment diversity information through Aug. 1, 2015, revealing raw numbers that, while a slight improvement year over year, are incongruent with statements the company made last year.

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Apple battery suppliers use cobalt mined by child laborers, report says

01/18/2016, 07:01 pm

An Amnesty International investigation claims child labor is being used to acquire cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a mineral used in the production of lithium-ion batteries purchased by tech companies like Apple.

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Apple to spend $80M on Campus 2 visitor center

01/18/2016, 05:01 pm

Apple is estimating a $79.9 million financial outlay to build a planned visitor center with store and cafe at the currently under construction Campus 2 site, according to a recent permit filing.

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Tim Cook, Apple employees volunteer at San Jose elementary school for MLK Day

01/18/2016, 05:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook joined hundreds of Apple employees in honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday by volunteering time in a renovation effort at Santee Elementary School in San Jose, Calif.

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Donald Trump promises to make Apple manufacture in US instead of China

01/18/2016, 04:01 pm

In a campaign speech at Virginia's fundamentalist Liberty University on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tangentially promised that he would force Apple to manufacture its hardware in the US instead of looking to overseas labor.

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Apple promises to compensate for iAd layoffs with new job openings

01/18/2016, 02:01 pm

The decision to scale back iAd will see some people lose sales jobs, although new positions should be created to compensate, an Apple spokesman acknowledged on Monday.

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Apple honors Martin Luther King Day with website splash image

01/18/2016, 09:01 am

Apple on Monday acknowledged the Martin Luther King holiday in the U.S. with an image on its website, featuring a photo of the civil rights activist alongside a famous quote.

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False bomb threat at Apple's Ireland facilities leads to evacuation of 4,800 staff

01/18/2016, 08:01 am

A fake bomb threat was issued for Apple's operations in Ireland on Monday, causing officials to evacuate 4,800 employees before giving the all-clear.

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This week on AppleInsider: New betas, iAd flies the white flag, Apple Music hits 10M users & more

01/16/2016, 05:01 am

Apple news was perhaps mercifully quiet this week -- but the company did hit important milestones with Mac sales and Apple Music, while finally giving up the ghost for its long-suffering iAd division.

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Apple to shut down iAd App Network on June 30

01/15/2016, 05:01 pm

Apple on Friday announced plans to cease iAd App Network operations at the end of June, ending one facet of the company's six-year play at the mobile advertising market.

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Apple could owe over $8 billion in European taxes, new estimate indicates

01/15/2016, 11:01 am

Apple could owe in excess of $8 billion in back taxes after the conclusion of a European Commission investigation into its Irish tax dodges, a new estimate suggests.

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AppleInsider podcast talks beta releases, Apple Music, car & 'iPhone 5e' rumors

01/15/2016, 08:01 am

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores this week's deluge of beta releases, Elon Musk's latest comments on Apple and the electric car, a fresh 4-inch iPhone rumor, our readers' favorite Mac email clients, and much more.

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Broadway musical to tell story of epic rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

01/14/2016, 05:01 pm

The famous rivalry between tech titans Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, whose companies Apple and Microsoft together shaped the modern computing world, is the focus of an upcoming Broadway musical comedy called "Nerds," set to open in April.

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Sen. Franken asks Google to address concerns about Chromebooks, Google Apps collecting student data

01/14/2016, 12:01 pm

U.S. Senator Al Franken has sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, asking his company to describe what it's doing with the private data of students who use Chromebooks and/or Google Apps for Education.

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