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Microsoft's 'bug chicks' praise Windows 10, diss Macs in new ad campaign

02/29/2016, 10:02 am

Two middle-aged women and a host of insects star in the latest ads for Microsoft's Windows 10, demonstrating some of that operating system's most prominent features while holding spiders and talking trash about the Mac.

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Company, not Cook, will be held responsible if Apple loses fight over FBI case, experts say

02/29/2016, 09:02 am

Although CEO Tim Cook could, theoretically, be put in prison if Apple continues to refuse the order to help the FBI unlock an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, more likely is that the company itself might be held in contempt, according to a pair of experts weighing in on the matter.

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Microsoft now accepting preorders for wearable VR HoloLens development kit, priced at $3,000

02/29/2016, 09:02 am

The Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition is now available to preorder for $3,000 and will start shipping in the U.S. and Canada on March 30, allowing developers to begin creating their own interactive augmented reality experiences.

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This week on AI: FBI debate explodes, Mac & iPhone leaks, Apple patent win overturned

02/27/2016, 05:02 am

A single issue dominated most headlines this week: Apple's defiance of an FBI request to help unlock an iPhone linked to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. More news did emerge, however, on Apple's legal battles with Samsung, and possible plans for OS X and a new 4-inch iPhone.

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FBI contacted Apple, received data related to San Bernardino case 3 days after shooting

02/27/2016, 12:02 am

According to a court filing prepared by Apple, the company first received -- and responded to -- FBI requests for information related to last year's deadly shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., just three days after the attack.

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Apple lawyer warns government on road to 'limitless' power in iPhone encryption fight

02/26/2016, 09:02 pm

Apple lawyer Ted Olson, who some view as one of the most prominent practicing attorneys in the U.S., on Friday said the government appears to be on the path to "limitless" power in its court battle with Apple.

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San Bernardino's top cop says it's likely 'there is nothing of any value' on iPhone the FBI wants Apple to crack

02/26/2016, 03:02 pm

The work-issued iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attack likely has "nothing of any value" saved on it, the police chief of the town has admitted in a new interview, though he still believes Apple should help the FBI crack into the encrypted handset.

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Foxconn & Sharp to delay takeover talk deadline by 1-2 weeks, report says

02/26/2016, 02:02 pm

Sharp and Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, have reportedly agreed to extend the deadline for takeover talks by another one to two weeks, following the latter's discovery of undisclosed Sharp liabilities.

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Amid FBI row, Apple hires developer behind secure messaging app Signal

02/26/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple is hiring Frederic Jacobs -- a developer responsible for the secure chat app Signal -- to work on the CoreOS security team this summer, a report noted on Friday.

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Apple directors reelected, outside proposals rejected at annual shareholder meeting

02/26/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple's board of directors were unanimously reelected to their positions at the company's annual shareholder meeting on Friday, while shareholder proposals on a variety of issues, including a mandate on diversity, were rejected.

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Court overturns Apple's $120M patent win against Samsung

02/26/2016, 11:02 am

Samsung saw a major victory in its ongoing patent infringement litigation with Apple, as a U.S. appeals court overturned a $120 million decision against the South Korean electronics maker.

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Apple-FBI battle will set precedent for future court orders, FBI director acknowledges

02/26/2016, 11:02 am

Speaking in front of a Congressional intelligence panel, FBI Director James Comey admitted that the outcome of an Apple-FBI battle over unlocking an iPhone will likely set a legal precedent, despite recent suggestions to the contrary.

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Watch Republicans Marco Rubio & Ted Cruz side with FBI in Apple encryption debate

02/26/2016, 11:02 am

At the last Republican debate before the "Super Tuesday" primaries, the remaining candidates for U.S. president said they believe Apple should help the FBI unlock the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

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AppleInsider podcast talks iPad Pro as Mac replacement, iPhone capacities, Apple v. the FBI & more

02/26/2016, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor look at the latest relating to Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad and how similar it might be to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. They also discuss the latest in smaller iPhone news, and talk through the Apple v. FBI encryption debate.

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Apple rails against FBI demands for 'GovtOS' in motion to vacate decryption request

02/25/2016, 10:02 pm

As expected, Apple on Thursday filed a motion to vacate a federal court order that would require it to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone linked to San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook, saying law enforcement demands for a "Government OS" set a dangerous precedent for the public at large.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson lauds Tim Cook's stand against FBI demands

02/25/2016, 08:02 pm

Chiming in on the Apple-FBI encryption debate, Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday came out in opposition of the U.S. government's order demanding Apple create an iPhone encryption workaround, while praising CEO Tim Cook's fight for civil liberties.

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Google, Facebook, Microsoft & Twitter expected to file motions backing Apple in unlock debate

02/25/2016, 05:02 pm

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are all expected to file amicus briefs in support of Apple, which is refusing to help the FBI unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook over wider data privacy concerns.

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Apple lead attorney Bruce Sewell to testify before US Congress on encryption debate March 1

02/25/2016, 02:02 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on encryption next Tuesday, and Apple's top attorney, Bruce Sewell, will be in the nation's capital for the discussion.

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Foxconn's Sharp takeover postponed because of undisclosed liabilities, report says

02/25/2016, 12:02 pm

Despite indications that Apple supplier Foxconn had completed a deal to take over Sharp, the company is now reportedly putting the acquisition on hold after discovering undisclosed liabilities.

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Obama administration, FBI must act to restore US government's credibility in Apple's encryption debate

02/25/2016, 12:02 pm

Actions by the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the past month related to the San Bernardino encryption issue demonstrate a shocking level of dishonest and callous disregard for the nation's core principles of democracy. FBI director James B. Comey should issue a formal apology or resign his post, AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger argues.

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