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DOJ withdraws motion to force Apple to unlock NYC iPhone [u]

04/22/2016, 09:04 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday withdrew an appeal seeking Apple's help in accessing data from a locked iPhone 5s tied to an ongoing New York drug case, saying an unnamed individual furnished the device passcode on Thursday.

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Apple closes WWDC 2016 ticket lottery, sends confirmation to winners

04/22/2016, 07:04 pm

As scheduled, Apple on Friday closed ticket lottery registrations for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference and began sending out email confirmations to the lucky few selected at random to attend the event in June.

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India to waive regulatory hurdle blocking Apple retail launch, report says

04/22/2016, 06:04 pm

Apple fans in India might soon be able to purchase their new iPhone directly from an official Apple Store, as local government officials are reportedly prepared to waive a longstanding regulatory hurdle that prohibited the company from operating its own brick-and-mortar retail shops.

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Google & Microsoft agree to global ceasefire in regulatory battles

04/22/2016, 12:04 pm

Two of Apple's chief rivals, Google and Microsoft, on Friday announced a mutual agreement to drop regulatory complaints against each other around the world, further promising to try and settle any disputes themselves before using governments as a weapon.

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Siri & Liam star in Apple's new Earth Day TV ad

04/22/2016, 11:04 am

Marking Earth Day, Apple on Friday debuted a new TV commercial, using Siri to promote its custom-designed recycling robot -- Liam -- and its branding as an environmentally-responsible company.

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Apple could take over Dublin location for first Irish Apple Store

04/22/2016, 09:04 am

Apple could potentially sign a lease for real estate on Dublin's O'Connell Street, establishing its first-ever outlet in the country of Ireland, a report indicated on Friday.

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Apple touts eco-friendly data centers in new Earth Day ad

04/22/2016, 12:04 am

In commemoration of Earth Day, Apple on Thursday released an advertisement showcasing the company's efforts to reduce carbon emissions, concentrating specifically on its green data centers.

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Time offers glowing profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook in latest '100 Most Influential People' list

04/21/2016, 03:04 pm

Time Magazine on Thursday published the 2016 edition of its annual 100 Most Influential People list, once again including Apple CEO Tim Cook among its chosen politicians, artists, celebrities, and corporate executives.

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Apple's mysterious WWDC 2016 announcement: What does it mean?

04/21/2016, 12:04 pm

For as long as Apple has designed creative invitations to its media events, geeks have treated them as the technical equivalent of a Rorschach test. What secret clues might Apple have hidden in the latest WWDC missive? Probably nothing.

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Much of Apple's recovered e-waste likely legally mandated and not Apple-made

04/21/2016, 11:04 am

Much of the 90 million pounds in e-waste Apple collected during 2015 was legally obligated, handled by outside firms, and probably not from Apple products, an analysis has concluded.

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iCloud team reportedly plagued by infighting as Apple struggles to build new cloud infrastructure

04/21/2016, 10:04 am

Apple is working on a new internal structure for its cloud services, but the teams under the umbrella of iCloud have been involved in a political power struggle that has hampered development, according to a new report.

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Apple invention prevents headphone audio dropouts in hybrid wired/wireless designs

04/21/2016, 04:04 am

An Apple patent application covering a wireless hybrid headphone system was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, suggesting the company is continuing work on a Lightning-equipped audio product some expect will replace wired EarPods if and when iPhone ships without a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Apple, Google workers among top donors to Bernie Sanders campaign

04/20/2016, 12:04 pm

Google and Apple are among the most common employers of people donating to the campaign of Bernie Sanders, who's vying against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

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EU lays antitrust charges against Google over locking in Android apps and features

04/20/2016, 10:04 am

As anticipated, the European Commission on Wednesday pressed a new set of antitrust charges against Google, saying the company is hindering competition by locking in certain Android apps, or even versions of Android, despite it being an open-source operating system.

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Apple-backed coalition opposes Burr-Feinstein encryption bill in open letter

04/20/2016, 09:04 am

A group of four tech industry associations -- representing businesses like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google -- have published an open letter opposing a draft bill by U.S. Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, which would make it possible for courts to order help bypassing encryption.

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Top BMW electric vehicle engineers defect to Chinese rival backed by Tencent

04/20/2016, 09:04 am

An upstart electric car company backed by Chinese internet giant Tencent has reportedly snared at least four high-ranking executives from BMW i, the German marque's impressive but struggling electric mobility unit.

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Dearth of new data from San Bernardino iPhone helpful to FBI investigation, sources say

04/19/2016, 10:04 pm

Law enforcement sources on Tuesday said that while an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings has yielded no actionable intel, the dearth of new information has actually helped the FBI investigation into the terror attack.

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Apple denied Chinese government requests for source code twice in last 2 years

04/19/2016, 04:04 pm

Chinese authorities have asked Apple to turn over source code twice in the past two years, but the company refused in both cases, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell told a hearing of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday.

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US government requested information on nearly 5,200 Apple accounts in past 6 months

04/19/2016, 02:04 am

In its latest report on government requests for user information released Monday, Apple revealed U.S. law enforcement agencies lodged 1,015 requests for customer account information affecting 5,192 users in the second half of 2015.

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Average iPhone user unlocks device 80 times per day, 89% use Touch ID, Apple says

04/19/2016, 12:04 am

While reports covered the broad strokes of Apple's conference call on encryption last Friday, bits of information are still surfacing, including an interesting statistic that reveals an average iPhone user unlocks their device about 80 times a day.

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