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This week on AI: Apple puts $1B into Didi Chuxing, 'iPhone 7' and '7s' rumors, Apple Pay in Canada & more

05/14/2016, 05:05 pm

The biggest news was clearly Apple's $1 billion investment into Didi Chuxing, but the rest of the week was chock full of stories, including plenty of rumors about future iPhones, and Apple Pay finally making its "real" Canadian debut.

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Billion-dollar Didi deal seen as sign Apple's automotive interests go beyond just Maps

05/13/2016, 01:05 pm

As rumors of an "Apple Car" continue to grow, the company's $1 billion investment in Chinese ride hailing company Didi Chuxing has further driven speculation that Apple's interest in the automotive market goes far beyond improving its Maps service.

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Apple invites WWDC 2016 scholarship winners to June 12 orientation

05/13/2016, 12:05 pm

People who won a scholarship to attend Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June are now being invited to attend a special orientation session on the Sunday before the conference, June 12.

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Apple's iCloud Mail & Notes services hit by sudden outage [u]

05/13/2016, 10:05 am

Two iCloud services, Mail and Notes, suffered server-side problems on Friday morning, leaving some people unable to send or receive email, or create and sync any notes online. [Updated]

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AppleInsider podcast talks HGTV Smart Home 2016 and the latest 'iPhone 7' rumors

05/13/2016, 09:05 am

Carley Knobloch, HGTV's SmartHome 2016 consultant speaks with AppleInsider about the products in the HGTV SmartHome, what products are in her home, and what goes into making the choice to buy a smarthome accessory. And Mikey Campbell joins the call to talk about the latest in 'iPhone 7' and 'iPhone 2017' rumors.

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Didi Chuxing president says Apple deal closed in 22 days, talks in progress in several areas

05/13/2016, 09:05 am

Apple's surprise $1 billion investment in Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing was forged in just 22 days, and the two companies are now in talks in several fields, a report said on Friday.

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Oklahoma City Apple Store to get 'next generation' design makeover

05/13/2016, 01:05 am

As part of an international effort to refresh the look and feel of its retail outlets, Apple recently shut down the Penn Square Mall Apple Store in Oklahoma City, Okla., in preparation of a "next generation" renovation.

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Apple invests $1B in Chinese ride sharing service Didi Chuxing

05/12/2016, 10:05 pm

Chinese Uber competitor Didi Chuxing, formerly Didi Kuaiti, on Thursday announced that Apple recently invested $1 billion to become the transportation network's latest big-name strategic partner.

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Manhattan DA calls on US Congress to support bill requiring mandatory decryption

05/12/2016, 04:05 pm

The District Attorney of New York County is reportedly lobbying members of U.S. Congress in the hope they'll back legislation requiring companies like Apple to decrypt data on-demand following court orders.

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As Apple display partner Sharp continues to bleed, new owner Foxconn shakes up management

05/12/2016, 02:05 pm

While display panel maker Sharp continues to lose money, the Japanese company faces a sweeping management reorganization under the thumb of its new owner, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn.

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Google delays support for Android tech mimicking Apple's 3D Touch

05/12/2016, 11:05 am

Google has reportedly interally delayed its own equivalent of 3D Touch, the pressure-sensitive Apple technology that allows iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners to take shortcuts through iOS apps.

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Google at work on Amazon Echo-like voice device codenamed 'Chirp'

05/12/2016, 09:05 am

A special Google team is reportedly developing a device that would integrate its search and voice assistant technology, much like the Amazon Echo.

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Apple smart home invention uses pattern recognition to solve multi-user dwelling issues

05/12/2016, 06:05 am

An Apple patent application revealed Thursday outlines plans for an automated smart home system that tracks individual users through their connected devices, detects common patterns and compiles events for triggering thermostats, lights, door locks and more.

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Apple unable to repair iPhone of teen lost at sea

05/12/2016, 01:05 am

A team of Apple engineers worked "around the clock" to return missing Florida teen Austin Stephanos' iPhone back to working order after it was submerged in sea water for some eight months, but on Wednesday the device was deemed unrepairable.

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FBI director says legal war on encryption far from over

05/11/2016, 09:05 pm

FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday said the U.S. government will continue to wage legal war with tech companies to gain access to encrypted devices, intimating that such measures are weakening terror organizations like ISIL.

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Apple again rumored to turn LA landmark into retail store

05/11/2016, 06:05 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple looking to build a new Apple Store at the Tower Theater site in Los Angeles, a designated historic-cultural monument in the city's famed Broadway Theater District.

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Apple is the Teflon tech company as Wall Street troubles can't topple world's most valuable brand

05/11/2016, 11:05 am

No matter what the suits in New York think, Apple is still the king of the hill when it comes to consumers -- the company's brand is now worth some $154 billion, according to one calculation, nearly double its closest competitor.

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Google and Oracle face off - again - over Android, with billions on the line

05/11/2016, 10:05 am

Two of Silicon Valley's most accomplished heavyweights stepped back into the legal squared circle this week, as the search giant defends its use of Oracle's Java APIs in Android for the second time.

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Apple fan tells Tim Cook that iPad helped grandfather cope with cancer, gets reply

05/10/2016, 08:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook this week responded to an email sent by a customer who explained how iPad and iPhone helped their grandfather recover from cancer surgery -- like an Apple commercial come to life.

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Apple's iWork suites for iOS, Mac get minor updates for stability, bug fixes

05/10/2016, 02:05 pm

Apple's trio of iWork apps for both iOS and Mac were given simultaneous updates on Tuesday, squashing bugs and improving stability for the productivity suites.

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