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Activists stage 'die-ins' at French Apple stores to protest impact of tax avoidance on social services

04/08/2018, 05:04 pm

The Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- or Attac for short -- staged "die-in" protests at two French Apple stores on Saturday, once again charging the company with exploiting loopholes to avoid paying its fair share of taxes.

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Saudi Prince meets Tim Cook at Apple Park to talk app development, education

04/07/2018, 10:04 pm

At the tail end of his whistle stop tour of the U.S., Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday met with Tim Cook and other top Apple executives at the company's Cupertino headquarters to discuss new partnerships and education opportunities.

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This week on AI: No Mac Pro until 2019, Apple to ditch Intel CPUs, 2018 iPad reviewed & more

04/07/2018, 12:04 am

News on future products kicked back into fifth gear, with word that a modular Mac Pro won't arrive until 2019, and that Apple may ditch Intel processors in 2020. We also reviewed the 2018 "budget" iPad, and caught a glimpse of the possible futures for Siri and the iPhone.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses education, job creation, more in interview

04/06/2018, 08:04 pm

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with MSNBC and Recode to answer some hard-hitting questions about education, social issues, trade and more. The interview airs today, but AppleInsider was at the filming to provide highlights from the event.

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Lawsuit claims Apple cribbed Apple Watch heart rate sensor tech, hints at work on glucose monitoring

04/06/2018, 07:04 pm

Health technology startup Omni MedSci, in a patent lawsuit filed on Friday, alleges Apple incorporated infringing technology in its Apple Watch heart rate sensor after reviewing patent-pending specifications with Omni's founder and CTO Dr. Mohammed N. Islam.

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Apple poaches ex-Amazon, HP executive for growing software team

04/06/2018, 06:04 pm

Apple has made a second big hire in a week, with the latest being an HP executive who was previously the chief technology officer of the "Lab126" devices group at Amazon and a vice president of software for the Kindle ecosystem.

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Apple opposes EPA repeal of Clean Power Plan, citing impact to investments

04/06/2018, 12:04 pm

Apple on Friday decided to formally oppose the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which sets standards for reduced greenhouse emissions from power plants.

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Apple's heads-up display tech for self-driving cars uses AR to enhance driver safety

04/05/2018, 03:04 pm

Apple's work on augmented reality could find a place in its ongoing automotive initiative, with the company considering ways to use AR to show information about the road ahead, including things that are out of the driver's vision.

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Apple in talks with PlayNitride to secure MicroLED supply for Apple Watch

04/05/2018, 10:04 am

Apple may be preparing to add Taiwanese firm PlayNitride to its partners on what appears to be a growing MicroLED initiative for future devices, according to a recent report.

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Apple reveals new Shinjuku store ahead of grand opening

04/05/2018, 12:04 am

Apple on Wednesday announced the grand opening of a retail outlet in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, the first in a series of new stores, renovations and other investments planned for Japan.

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AirPort Express popping up in some Home apps, raising possibility of AirPlay 2 compatibility

04/04/2018, 05:04 pm

Reports are circulating that the third generation AirPort Express is popping up for users trying to add a HomeKit accessory in the iOS 11.4 beta, but the appearance is not universal, nor does the networking peripheral actually get added when selected.

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Apple's Tim Cook visits Birmingham to receive SCLC's Human Rights Award [u]

04/04/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Birmingham, Ala. on Wednesday, marking both the 50th anniversary of the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and the rollout of Apple's Swift programming curriculum across all Alabama Community College (ACCS) branches. He was also in town to receive the Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

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Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have collected data on up to 87M people

04/04/2018, 04:04 pm

Cambridge Analytica may have harvested the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users, Facebook's CTO said on Wednesday, a number far higher than original media estimates.

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Apple's morning show drama switches showrunners after creator leaves project

04/03/2018, 10:04 pm

Apple's upcoming morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon is expected to get a new showrunner after creator Jay Carson left the project due to "creative differences."

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Apple nabs Google's chief of AI and search John Giannandrea to broaden Siri, self-driving car programs

04/03/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple has hired John Giannandrea away from Google to head up Apple's machine learning and AI strategy, and will report directly to CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple says male UK staff earn average of 5 percent more than women

04/03/2018, 05:04 pm

On average, men at Apple's U.K. operations earn 5 percent more than women, the company revealed on Tuesday, a day ahead of a deadline for British companies over 250 people to disclose their gender gaps.

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Apple preps second Macau store as White Plains, NY store shutters for renovations

04/02/2018, 11:04 am

Apple is reportedly planning a second shop in China's Macau, while closer to home the company is preparing to renovate a store on the outskirts of New York City.

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Mark Zuckerberg calls Tim Cook's anti-Facebook retort 'glib,' defends ad-based model

04/02/2018, 09:04 am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his company's ad-based revenue model in an interview published on Monday, seemingly also challenging the spin adopted by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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April Fools: get ready for the worst jokes in the tech industry

04/01/2018, 09:04 am

Every year, several companies--most notoriously Google--float various unfunny, excessively long dad jokes on April Fools Day. But rather than waste your time detailing these latest flat attempts at humor in tech, why not take a moment on April 1 to take a look at the really foolish stuff the tech media serves up virtually every day?

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This week on AI: Apple's budget iPad gets the Pencil, Apple Watch rumors, iOS 11.3 & more

03/31/2018, 12:03 am

Apple launched its latest education offensive at a Tuesday press event, led by a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad. The week also saw key updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, and some of the first detailed rumors about the Apple Watch Series 4.

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