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Apple's Yokohama, Japan R&D facility opening delayed until early 2017

04/11/2016, 09:04 am

Apple's upcoming research and development facility was originally due to be completed this year, but new details posted at the construction site reveal the facility will now be completed by March of 2017.

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This week on AI: FBI demands NYC iPhone unlock, 9.7" iPad Pro review, iPhone 6s security fix & more

04/09/2016, 05:04 am

The FBI and DoJ's interest in unlocking and decrypting iPhones continued to be a central theme, but Apple meanwhile fixed a security vulnerability in the iPhone 6s, and saw healthy sales of its latest iPhone model: the 4-inch iPhone SE.

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Boston judge orders Apple help FBI access iPhone 6, falls short of forcing decryption

04/08/2016, 07:04 pm

Recently unsealed court documents show Apple in February was ordered to assist the FBI in accessing an iPhone tied to a Boston court case, but the government has seemingly abandoned its pursuit as the ruling fell short of forcing Apple to bypass its own security.

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Leaked Senate encryption bill called 'ludicrous, dangerous' by security experts

04/08/2016, 05:04 pm

A proposed U.S. Senate draft bill that would give courts the authority to compel tech company compliance in law enforcement requests to encrypted data leaked online Thursday night, and by Friday security experts and civil rights advocates were dismantling the policy, calling it ill-informed and potentially dangerous.

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AppleInsider podcast reviews iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, new betas, FBI & more

04/08/2016, 08:04 am

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and Neil's feelings about the iPhone SE. Also, we talk beta software, some of Neil's favorite apps, and the ongoing FBI saga.

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Apple says Mississippi 'religious freedom' bill 'empowers discrimination'

04/07/2016, 11:04 pm

An avid promoter of civil rights, Apple on Thursday voiced concern over Mississippi's "religious freedom" house bill that was signed into law this week by Governor Phil Bryant, a piece of legislation opponents say is a tool for discrimination against LGBT individuals.

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Apple's first court-ordered iPhone unlock likely dates back to 2008 case, report says

04/07/2016, 08:04 pm

A report chronicling Apple's history of handling government data requests says the company received, and willingly complied with, its first court order to help unlock an iPhone in 2008. Apple continued on that path until around 2014, when the wider tech industry began clamping down on product security in light of revelations regarding government snooping operations.

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Apple's developer Web portal gets minimalist redesign, easy access to tools

04/07/2016, 06:04 pm

A redesigned Apple developer portal went live on Thursday, bringing with it a refreshed user interface reminiscent of recent company webpage updates like last year's iTunes Connect revamp.

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Apple issues first iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5 betas to public testers

04/07/2016, 04:04 pm

One day after Apple released the first beta versions of iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 to developers, the company on Thursday issued the same builds to members of the public beta program for testing.

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Google mulling deep Android support for Apple's Swift language - report

04/07/2016, 01:04 pm

Apple's nascent Swift programming language could have a bright future ahead with one of the company's chief competitors, as Google is reportedly considering bring Swift to Android as a "first-class" language.

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GoPro officially reveals six-camera 'Omni' VR rig

04/07/2016, 12:04 pm

Extreme sports aficionados will soon have an official GoPro answer for capturing 360-degree spherical video and still images of their adventures, as the action cam company has finally taken the covers off of its new "Omni" rig.

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White House won't publicly back legislation allowing judges to order decryption - report

04/07/2016, 09:04 am

Despite recent comments by President Obama, the White House won't publicly support upcoming draft legislation that would let judges order companies like Apple to help decrypt their products, a report said on Thursday.

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FAA, corporations & aviation groups draft new safety rules for flying drones near humans

04/06/2016, 04:04 pm

A public/private committee organized by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has suggested preliminary rule changes for how close drones might fly to people, which could open up potential uses of the technology, such as air delivery.

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Apple Maps transit directions expand to include Montreal

04/06/2016, 03:04 pm

This week, the slow and steady roll-out of Apple Maps transit data continued, adding the second-largest city of Canada, Montreal, to its lineup.

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Apple issues first betas of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5, tvOS 9.2.1 & watchOS 2.2.1 to developers

04/06/2016, 01:04 pm

Members of Apple's registered developer program were supplied with the pre-release beta builds of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan, tvOS 9.2.1, and watchOS 2.2.1 on Wednesday.

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Tim Cook added to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights board of directors

04/06/2016, 12:04 pm

Apple's chief executive has taken another public step in his philanthropic journey, joining the board of directors of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

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FBI lawyer refuses to say whether data extracted from San Bernardino iPhone is 'useful'

04/05/2016, 11:04 pm

After engaging Apple in a high-profile court battle to unlock a terror suspect's iPhone, the FBI remains mum as to whether or not data gleaned from the device is "useful" to investigators.

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Bernie Sanders bemoans Apple's overseas supply chain, tax avoidance strategy

04/05/2016, 05:04 pm

In a recent interview, candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Bernie Sanders took issue with Apple's reliance on Chinese manufacturing partners, a position voiced earlier in the campaign cycle by Republican demagogue Donald Trump.

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Apple celebrates 40 years of business with ad-inspired music playlist

04/05/2016, 12:04 pm

Apple continued its 40th anniversary celebration Tuesday with the release of a new Apple Music playlist that collates songs featured in and inspired by the company's colorful advertising history.

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Twitter wins rights to stream NFL's slate of Thursday Night Football games

04/05/2016, 11:04 am

In a major push into the content business, Twitter has won the rights to the National Football League's Thursday Night Football, and will stream 10 games online for free starting next season.

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