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Donald Trump promises to make Apple manufacture in US instead of China

01/18/2016, 04:01 pm

In a campaign speech at Virginia's fundamentalist Liberty University on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tangentially promised that he would force Apple to manufacture its hardware in the US instead of looking to overseas labor.

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Apple promises to compensate for iAd layoffs with new job openings

01/18/2016, 02:01 pm

The decision to scale back iAd will see some people lose sales jobs, although new positions should be created to compensate, an Apple spokesman acknowledged on Monday.

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Apple honors Martin Luther King Day with website splash image

01/18/2016, 09:01 am

Apple on Monday acknowledged the Martin Luther King holiday in the U.S. with an image on its website, featuring a photo of the civil rights activist alongside a famous quote.

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False bomb threat at Apple's Ireland facilities leads to evacuation of 4,800 staff

01/18/2016, 08:01 am

A fake bomb threat was issued for Apple's operations in Ireland on Monday, causing officials to evacuate 4,800 employees before giving the all-clear.

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This week on AppleInsider: New betas, iAd flies the white flag, Apple Music hits 10M users & more

01/16/2016, 05:01 am

Apple news was perhaps mercifully quiet this week -- but the company did hit important milestones with Mac sales and Apple Music, while finally giving up the ghost for its long-suffering iAd division.

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Apple to shut down iAd App Network on June 30

01/15/2016, 05:01 pm

Apple on Friday announced plans to cease iAd App Network operations at the end of June, ending one facet of the company's six-year play at the mobile advertising market.

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Apple could owe over $8 billion in European taxes, new estimate indicates

01/15/2016, 11:01 am

Apple could owe in excess of $8 billion in back taxes after the conclusion of a European Commission investigation into its Irish tax dodges, a new estimate suggests.

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AppleInsider podcast talks beta releases, Apple Music, car & 'iPhone 5e' rumors

01/15/2016, 08:01 am

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores this week's deluge of beta releases, Elon Musk's latest comments on Apple and the electric car, a fresh 4-inch iPhone rumor, our readers' favorite Mac email clients, and much more.

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Broadway musical to tell story of epic rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

01/14/2016, 05:01 pm

The famous rivalry between tech titans Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, whose companies Apple and Microsoft together shaped the modern computing world, is the focus of an upcoming Broadway musical comedy called "Nerds," set to open in April.

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Sen. Franken asks Google to address concerns about Chromebooks, Google Apps collecting student data

01/14/2016, 12:01 pm

U.S. Senator Al Franken has sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, asking his company to describe what it's doing with the private data of students who use Chromebooks and/or Google Apps for Education.

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Fassbender, Winslet earn Oscar nods for roles in Steve Jobs film

01/14/2016, 10:01 am

Awards season continues to be kind to the stars of Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed one nomination apiece on Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet for their roles in the film.

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Software bug shuts down Nest thermostats, turns off heating for unlucky customers

01/14/2016, 09:01 am

A buggy software update has caused many users of Nest's smart thermostat to wake up in the cold in recent days, as the devices have been found to quickly drain their batteries and shut down, leaving heating and cooling systems offline.

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Apple A9 chip fab TSMC reports record earnings, casting further doubt on 'Peak iPhone'

01/14/2016, 06:01 am

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest chip fab and a manufacturer of Apple's A9 chips used in iPhone 6s models, has posted earnings that beat analysts estimates for the quarter and established the company's highest annual earnings in 29 years.

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Apple invents plug insertion guidance system for desktops with hard to see ports

01/14/2016, 05:01 am

Addressing what some would call a drawback of modern computer design, Apple has developed a system that provides users plug alignment assistance for hard to reach ports normally located in the rear of desktop enclosures.

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GoPro to cut 7% of workforce on poor sales as entertainment chief departs

01/13/2016, 08:01 pm

It was a bleak day for action cam maker GoPro, as the company said it planned to axe about 7 percent of its workforce on lower than expected fourth quarter sales, an announcement that sent shares tumbling.

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Apple to reportedly exit ad business, hand over iAd management to publishers

01/13/2016, 04:01 pm

Nearly six years after its debut, Apple is reportedly planning to take a much less active role in its in-house iAd advertising platform, as it intends to hand over ad management duties -- and revenue -- to publishers in the near future.

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Apple takes 11th place in awarded US patents in 2015

01/13/2016, 10:01 am

Apple was awarded 1,938 U.S. patents in 2015, placing it No. 11 overall in newly earned inventions, according to the latest intellectual property rankings published on Wednesday.

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Tim Cook pushes for strong encryption at White House summit

01/12/2016, 11:01 pm

As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook urged White House and government officials to come to terms with strong encryption practices that protect consumer data, at one point saying such intentions should be stated publicly.

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App Analytics data now available for tvOS apps

01/11/2016, 09:01 pm

Overshadowed by Monday's tsunami of iOS, Mac and tvOS beta releases, Apple announced an expansion to its App Analytics tool that lets developers measure user engagement and monetization of tvOS apps.

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Apple to open new Paris flagship store, offices in Champs-Elysees building

01/11/2016, 08:01 pm

Apple has reportedly signed a 12-year lease for an entire building along Paris' historic Avenue des Champs-Élysées, where it plans to open a flagship Apple Store in the next two to three years .

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