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Google follows Apple's lead, introduces human app review team for the Play Store

03/17/2015, 11:03 am

After years of depending solely on automated processes to weed out malicious or otherwise undesirable apps from Google Play, the search giant announced on Tuesday that it has added human reviewers to the mix in a move that more closely aligns its practices with Apple's.

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Apple's secretive industrial design lab shown off in redesigned jobs site

03/17/2015, 10:03 am

Jony Ive's design team has begun to emerge from the shadows, with some of Apple's elite cadre of designers featured on the company's revamped jobs microsite -- in a photo apparently taken within its top-secret industrial design lab.

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Adobe reveals Document Cloud, Acrobat DC with e-signing, photo PDF conversion, more

03/17/2015, 01:03 am

Adobe on Tuesday unveiled Document Cloud, an all-encompassing digital document management solution that includes a new touch-enabled version of Acrobat and two iOS-specific apps.

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Apple dodges $100M lawsuit over alleged infringement of wireless tech patents

03/16/2015, 11:03 pm

A U.S. federal court jury on Monday found Apple not to have infringed on wireless technology patents asserted by Canadian licensing firm Conversant Technologies, which sought damages totaling $100 million for the alleged misuse.

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Apple among big tech companies reportedly in talks to buy Boeing communications satellite

03/16/2015, 09:03 pm

Boeing is marketing advanced high-throughput communications satellites to large technology firms, such as Apple and Google, and could reach a deal to build a unit for a major industry player this year.

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Eddy Cue blasts Alex Gibney's 'mean-spirited' Steve Jobs documentary at SXSW

03/16/2015, 12:03 pm

A fresh cinematic look at the life of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, has been met with scorn from Apple employees following its debut at the annual South by Southwest film festival.

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Apple puts up in-store graphics for Apple Watch, new 12" MacBook ahead of April debut

03/13/2015, 09:03 pm

Apple Stores around the world installed new backlit displays Thursday night, showing off the company's latest and greatest products, including the Apple Watch and an all new ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook with Retina display.

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China backs off legal push that would force foreign tech companies to hand over encryption keys

03/13/2015, 02:03 pm

China's central government has reportedly halted the advance of proposed antiterror legislation that would have forced technology companies doing business in the country to install government-accessible backdoors in their products, provide keys for any encrypted communications services, and require data for Chinese users to remain in China.

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AppleInsider podcast reviews Apple's 'Spring Forward' event, including new Macbook, Apple Watch and Apple TV

03/13/2015, 03:03 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including a full discussion of Apple's entire 'Spring Forward' event, HBO Now and Apple TV, ResearchKit for iOS, newly redesigned MacBook and Apple Watch.

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Upcoming book reveals Steve Jobs refused liver transplant offer from Tim Cook, didn't want Apple to build TV, mulled Yahoo buy

03/12/2015, 07:03 pm

The forthcoming book "Becoming Steve Jobs" is shaping up to be a revelation on the late Apple cofounder's life, and a recent "leak" reveals Jobs refused a living donor liver transplant from current CEO Tim Cook, was looking into an acquisition of Yahoo! and didn't want Apple to produce another TV product.

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Apple online outage impacts retail outlets in US, Europe

03/12/2015, 10:03 am

The extended outage of Apple's online services on Wednesday appears to have impacted not just its online stores, but also its retail outlets, which suffered problems conducting basic business operations.

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Apple investigating iPhone dock with integrated display, touchpad, sensors, inductive charging, more

03/12/2015, 06:03 am

A patent application published on Thursday reveals Apple's interest in a docking solution for iPhone and iPad that supports multiple accessories and incorporates a display, advanced gesture controls, wireless communications and even inductive charging.

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Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson to appear at Conde Nast luxury conference

03/11/2015, 04:03 pm

Key Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson will be opening up the first ever Conde Nast International Luxury Conference, scheduled for April 22 and 23 in Florence, Italy, according to an announcement made on Wednesday.

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Apple issues apology as iTunes & App Store outage persists for 7+ hours

03/11/2015, 01:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a rare public apology to customers, as the company's high-profile digital storefronts continue to suffer hours-long global outages sparked by what Apple is calling an "internal DNS error."

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Google takes bigger step into retail with branded London store

03/11/2015, 12:03 pm

Google is taking a deeper step into the retail world with a newly-launched "store within a store," located in London, that will give the company a venue to promote products such as Android phones, Chromebooks, and the Chromecast.

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Booming retail sales enable Apple to negotiate low rent prices at malls

03/10/2015, 09:03 pm

The popularity of Apple's retail outlets has enabled the company to negotiate extremely low rent rates at malls, which in turn benefit from the additional foot traffic.

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Apple seeks dismissal of A123 lawsuit over alleged employee poaching

03/10/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by battery maker A123 over alleged poaching activities, saying the complaint failed to meet certain legal requirements.

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Apple finds sympathetic ear in fight to remove antitrust monitor Bromwich

03/10/2015, 05:03 pm

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday heard Apple's arguments to dislodge lawyer Michael Bromwich from his position as external antitrust monitor, with one judge voicing concern over the methods used in his investigation.

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Apple pledges $50M to increase the presence of women, minorities & veterans in tech jobs

03/10/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple has announced it will invest more than $50 million into a number of nonprofit organizations, as part of a multi-year effort to increase the presence of women, minorities and veterans working in the technology industry.

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AppleInsider podcast goes deep inside Apple's 'Spring Forward' event

03/09/2015, 08:03 pm

In a special AppleInsider podcast episode, we get reactions from Daniel Eran Dilger, who was at Monday's event that ushered in a brand new 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, and extensive details regarding Apple Watch specs and pricing.

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