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Just in time for SXSW, Apple Maps transit directions launch in Austin

03/08/2016, 12:03 pm

Days before the South by Southwest festival is set to kick off, Apple Maps has added public transit information to the host town of Austin, Tex., benefitting the tens of thousands who will descend upon the city.

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Apple activates weekly App Analytics emails for devs, admits screen color management app onto iOS App Store [u]

03/07/2016, 10:03 pm

Apple on Monday announced a new iTunes Connect feature that lets developers opt in to weekly App Analytics updates via email, while approving screen temperature and brightness management app FlexBright for iOS App Store sale.

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The best Apple-approved HomeKit smart home accessories you can buy right now

03/07/2016, 11:03 am

Apple's HomeKit framework provides developers with a platform to build hardware and software solutions that make controlling your home easy and secure - and these must-have HomeKit-enabled accessories do just that.

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Craig Federighi: Security is an endless race, but the FBI wants to roll it back to 2013

03/06/2016, 09:03 pm

Apple's head of software engineering Craig Federighi published an opinion in the Washington Post today that clarified the company's reasoning behind refusing to weaken its products to appease a very public demand from the FBI.

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Apple files formal objection in San Bernardino case, submits New York decision as backup

03/02/2016, 10:03 am

Apple this week made a pair of moves designed to shore up its legal footing in the ongoing battle with the FBI, formally objecting to the Central District of California's order to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone and bringing that court's attention to the pro-Apple decision handed down in New York on Monday.

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First look: DJI's Phantom 4 drone leverages Apple devices for new advanced autopilot modes

03/01/2016, 03:03 pm

DJI's new Phantom 4 flying camera offers the ability to take human piloting out of the equation entirely, allowing users to select a person, object, animal or otherwise on their iPhone or iPad, and have the drone automatically follow and film while avoiding obstacles.

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Apple seeds fifth public & developer betas of iOS 9.3, new developer betas of tvOS 9.2 and watchOS 2.2

03/01/2016, 02:03 pm

In tandem with a new beta of OS X 10.11.4, Apple on Tuesday released fifth betas of iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, and watchOS 2.2, with the iOS 9.3 code including a version for public beta testers.

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iOS 9.3 will let IT managers define home screen layout, hide and blacklist apps

03/01/2016, 12:03 pm

For businesses and other organizations, Apple's forthcoming iOS 9.3 update will let them lock the layout of a device's home screen -- and exert more control over apps in general.

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MasterCard to roll out Apple Pay support in Canada, Brazil and Asia in 2016, report says

02/29/2016, 05:02 pm

A report on Monday suggests Apple Pay is on track to integrate wider availability in Canada, Brazil and parts of Asia with help from MasterCard, which will expand credit card support into those regions later this year.

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Apple's Photos apps for iOS 10 & OS X 10.12 to restore iPhoto editing features - report

02/25/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple is said to be planning big changes in its Photos applications for both iOS 10 and OS X 10.12, more closely aligning the capabilities of the iPhone and Mac apps, and also restoring some absent functionality that was previously found in iPhoto.

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FBI Director James Comey seeks to reassure Congress that Apple fight is not about precedent

02/25/2016, 11:02 am

The Federal Bureau of Investigation does not believe its battle with Apple will result in a legal precedent that could weaken encryption protections across the board if the bureau prevails, director James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

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Maricopa County Attorney bans employees from getting new iPhones, says Apple is 'on the side of terrorists'

02/25/2016, 09:02 am

As a result of Apple's refusal to help the FBI unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook's iPhone, the Maricopa County, Ariz. Attorney's Office has announced that it will not allow workers to choose Apple's handsets as upgrades or replacements.

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Facing challenges from FBI, Apple vows to strengthen encryption even further

02/24/2016, 03:02 pm

Should it successfully refuse a court order to help the FBI unlock Syed Farook's iPhone, Apple will continue to strengthen its encryption, a report said on Wednesday, citing an anonymous Apple executive.

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China Mobile reports strong 4G user growth in January, following Apple's iPhone 6s chart topping launch

02/23/2016, 03:02 pm

China Mobile, the world's largest carrier, added 23.3 million new 4G users last month, reaching 335.6 million 4G subscribers in total. That's a 214 percent increase over the previous year, and suggests that predictions of collapse in iPhone growth due to economic troubles in China are far fetched.

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In new court filing, Apple cites 9 other cases in which FBI asserted the All Writs Act

02/23/2016, 02:02 pm

In a letter filed last week and unsealed Tuesday, Apple told a New York judge that the federal government had asserted the All Writs Act -- the 18th-century law at the center of Apple's fight with the FBI -- in at least nine pending court cases beyond the San Bernardino, Calif., shooting.

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Mother of San Bernardino victim backs Apple, says right to privacy 'makes America great'

02/22/2016, 09:02 am

Carole Adams -- whose son Robert was killed in the San Bernardino attack last year -- has spoken out in support of Apple's position on encryption, saying the company "is definitely within their rights to protect the privacy of all Americans."

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Apple's opposition to backdoors in FBI case gains global, animated attention

02/18/2016, 03:02 pm

Digital animators in Taiwan have turned the legal case between Apple and the FBI into an animated movie short that clearly depicts key details and potential ramifications of the issue that even many industry pundits have had trouble grasping.

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Apple issues new version of iOS 9.2.1 to fix iPhones bricked by 'Error 53'

02/18/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday released an updated version of iOS 9.2.1 -- the current edition of its mobile operating system -- that will allow users whose iPhones were bricked by third-party home button repairs to bring their devices back to life.

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Inside iOS 9.3: Apple will allow third-party apps to add music to your iCloud Music Library [u]

02/18/2016, 11:02 am

With its forthcoming iOS 9.3 update, Apple plans to allow third-party apps to add songs to a user's iCloud Music Library, eliminating the need to use iTunes on a Mac or PC to upload songs to the cloud or add them to the iOS Music app.

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User security, privacy issues draw sharp contrast between Apple iOS, Google Android in FBI encryption case [u]

02/17/2016, 06:02 pm

The resolute position of Apple's chief executive Tim Cook to defend the security of iOS encryption has drawn a sharp contrast with the deafening silence from Google, Microsoft and their hardware partners in Korea and China, where individuals' security and privacy are commonly overlooked as being a critical feature.

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