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Apple v. Samsung remanded back to court where legal battle began

02/07/2017, 05:02 pm

After five years and a through America's legal system, including a sojourn to the highest court in the land, Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung is returning to where it began.

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Apple VP of enterprise sales makes unexpected departure

02/07/2017, 04:02 pm

An Apple vice president responsible for government and enterprise sales, John Solomon, has reportedly left the company for reasons unknown.

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Apple Pay now accepted by 36% of US merchants, is most common mobile payment platform

02/07/2017, 04:02 pm

Displacing former leader PayPal, Apple Pay is now the most commonly accepted mobile payment platform among U.S. merchants, according to newly-published survey data.

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Shielding on updated LG UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 displays fixes RF interference, crashes

02/07/2017, 12:02 pm

The shielding applied to LG's UltraFine 5K display is effective in eliminating the radio frequency interference problem induced by Wi-Fi routers, as well as other high-power transmitters like cellular towers "blocking" the same frequency, according to AppleInsider examinations.

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Apple's Tim Cook extends European tour to Germany, third French store & more

02/07/2017, 11:02 am

Apparently embarking on a broader European expedition, Apple CEO Tim Cook made his way to Germany on Tuesday, after having also visited a third retail store in France.

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Apple's W1-equipped wireless BeatsX headphones ship Feb. 10

02/07/2017, 10:02 am

After popping up in assorted stock trackers on Monday, the BeatsX W1-equipped headphones will be available for purchase in the U.S. on Feb. 10, with a pair of new colors arriving at some point in the future.

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Apple's Campus 2 repeatedly delayed by emphasis on perfecting small details, profile says

02/07/2017, 09:02 am

A Tuesday profile of Apple's upcoming Campus 2 headquarters -- said to be lining up for a spring opening -- suggests that much of the reason for the project's delay was Apple managers' insistence on refining small, normally inconsequential details.

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Apple granted patent for 'dual mode' headphone that doubles as a speaker

02/07/2017, 06:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent covering a next-generation headphone design that automatically transforms into a stereo loudspeaker on the fly, potentially laying down a blueprint for future EarPods, AirPods or Beats models.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses rumored Paris retail store, EU tax ruling, AI, AR in interview

02/06/2017, 06:02 pm

As part of his tour through France, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday sat down to discuss a few hot topics including the company's EU tax bill, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and a Parisian retail store rumored to take root along the storied Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

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Apple may open second Dubai store in March, shutters Danbury, Conn. outlet for likely in-place expansion

02/06/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple's second outlet in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai could open in March, a report claimed on Monday. Meanwhile, the company's Danbury Fair Mall outlet in Connecticut has temporarily shut down, presumably to grow into an adjoining space.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 to developers

02/06/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple on Monday supplied registered developers with the second pre-release beta builds of forthcoming updates to three of its four major software platforms: iOS, watchOS and tvOS.

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Apple rolls out Maps transit directions in New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras

02/06/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple has once again expanded the availability ot public transit directions in its Maps apps for iOS and macOS, this time brining them to New Orleans a few weeks ahead the city's annual Mardi Gras festival.

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Apple, Google, 95 other U.S. companies file in opposition to Trump's immigration ban

02/06/2017, 03:02 am

Apple, Google and Microsoft joined a list of nearly 100 technology companies in signing an amicus brief on Sunday opposing President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, saying the temporary ban "inflicts significant harm on American business."

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Apple's Tim Cook makes surprise stops at stores in Paris, Marseilles

02/05/2017, 09:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday made unexpected visits to two French Apple stores on Sunday, namely the Terrasses du Port outlet in the southern city of Marseilles, and the Carrousel du Louvre location in Paris.

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This week on AI: Apple's blockbuster Q1, Cook battles Trump, a new Apple chip design and more

02/04/2017, 02:02 am

Apple revealed the results of a very successful holiday quarter on Tuesday, setting a record with $78.4 billion in revenue. Politics also took a prominent spot in the news however, and rumors came out about the development of a custom ARM chip for Mac.

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Jawbone confirmed to make switch from consumer wearables to clinical health products, report says

02/03/2017, 09:02 pm

A report on Friday claims Jawbone is officially exiting the consumer wearables space, seemingly confirming rumors that the audio accessory maker turned fitness tracking firm will instead focus on high-margin health products sold to clinicians.

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South Korean policy forces smartphone makers to report battery fires after Samsung Note 7

02/03/2017, 04:02 pm

Smartphone producers will have to advise the South Korean government of incidents where devices explode or catch fire as immediately as possible, according to new safety regulations expected to be announced in the country next week.

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Google sells off Terra Bella satellite unit to Planet Labs

02/03/2017, 04:02 pm

Alphabet's Google on Friday confirmed a deal to sell off its satellite mapping business, Terra Bella, to Planet Labs -- which despite earlier speculation is unlikely to affect Google Maps or by extension its main competition, Apple Maps.

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Apple display supplier Sharp turns first profits in years under Foxconn control

02/03/2017, 01:02 pm

Japan's beleaguered Sharp, a regular Apple LCD supplier, generated its first quarterly net profits in two years during the December quarter -- its first under the management of Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn.

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Apple refuses Irish finance committee meeting for second time

02/03/2017, 11:02 am

Apple has declined a second invitation to a meeting with a finance committee in Ireland over the European Commission's $14 billion tax ruling, while Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has accused the regulator of making a politically motivated decision.

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