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Samsung accused of poisoning over 200 workers, then withholding information on toxins it exposed them to

08/10/2016, 09:08 pm

One of Apple's largest component suppliers, Samsung Electronics, is the subject of a new investigative report regarding its withholding of critical information about the toxic chemicals its employees were exposed to while working in the company's factories.

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Judge says 'common sense' not enough to invalidate patent in Arendi v. Apple & Google

08/10/2016, 02:08 pm

Judges cannot invoke "common sense" when considering the validity of a patent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on Wednesday, impacting a case pitting Arendi S.A.R.L. against Apple and Google.

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Apple's Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi discuss failures and resultant victories

08/10/2016, 01:08 pm

Extending an interview series about the past, present and future of Apple, senior vice presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi talk about the company's initial failures, a harsh media spotlight, and how it shapes what consumers end up with.

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Police hunting for suspects in burglary at Apple Cupertino office

08/10/2016, 01:08 pm

Sheriff's deputies are still scouring San Jose for two suspects thought to have burglarized an Apple office in Cupertino, having already chased down and arrested a third suspect near a Starbucks, according to ongoing reports.

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Apple one step closer to Indian stores after latest finance ministry decision

08/10/2016, 11:08 am

India's finance minister has reportedly ratified a proposal that would allow single-brand retailers like Apple to be exempt for local sourcing rules for three years if they provide "cutting-edge" technology.

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Reported Samsung Pay flaw lets thieves remotely collect credit card credentials

08/09/2016, 05:08 pm

Samsung Pay's legacy point-of-sale system compatibility mode may be insecure, as a token theft and remote use vulnerability was demonstrated by a security researcher at the Black Hat conference.

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Apple issues fifth developer betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, macOS Sierra [u]

08/09/2016, 12:08 pm

Just over a week after providing developers with the fourth beta pre-release builds of its major upcoming platforms, Apple followed up with the fifth developer betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra, as well as a new public beta of iOS 10. [Updated]

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Decision on Apple's Irish data center plans expected by end of August

08/09/2016, 11:08 am

An Bord Pleanála -- an independent appeals review body -- said it will likely make its decision on Apple's Irish data center by the end of the month, either greenlighting the company's development plans, or potentially causing delays.

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Apple unveils streamlined iTunes Connect screenshot upload process

08/08/2016, 09:08 pm

Making good on a promise from this year's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple on Monday rolled out a new iTunes Connect feature that streamlines screenshot and app preview uploading for developers marketing software across multiple device types.

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AT&T to pay $7.75M for allowing phone bill 'cramming'

08/08/2016, 06:08 pm

The Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced AT&T will pay $7.75 million in fines and refunds for allowing scammers to operate a "cramming" scheme that saddled thousands of customers with charges for a fraudulent directory service.

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Hulu says it will kill off free tier, push free shows to partners like Yahoo

08/08/2016, 12:08 pm

Hulu on Monday announced that it's discontinuing its free service in favor of its paid tiers, though people will still be able to watch some videos at no cost elsewhere -- including through Yahoo's new streaming TV site, Yahoo View.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says future products will be 'in every part of your life that we can'

08/08/2016, 09:08 am

Although it may only expand into new categories when the time is right, Apple intends to weave its products into virtually every aspect of a person's life, Apple executives Tim Cook and Eddy Cue revealed in an interview published on Monday.

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This week on AI: $200M Turi takeover, wireless 'AirPods,' a working 'iPhone 7' & more

08/06/2016, 05:08 am

A steady stream of news provided yet more glimpses of Apple's "iPhone 7," including possible wireless earbuds. We also heard about plans for the Apple TV, plus the company taking a deeper dive into machine learning with its latest startup takeover.

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Apple reportedly planning $1B database center and R&D facility in Vietnam

08/05/2016, 06:08 pm

As Apple continues to push digital sales and services into international markets, a report on Friday claims the company is mulling an expansion into Vietnam that would see the creation of a $1 billion database center and R&D facility.

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Apple acquires machine learning and AI startup Turi for $200M, report says

08/05/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple has reportedly purchased Turi, a small Seattle-based startup specializing in machine learning and artificial intelligence technology for a purchase price of around $200 million.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7,' beta updates, Mobile Passport, more

08/05/2016, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss the latest updates in public betas, Neil reviews the Brooklyn Apple Store, and Victor reviews the Mobile Passport app for getting through customs. Plus, new iPad Pro keyboards, and the very latest in "iPhone 7" rumors.

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Latest aerial footage of Apple's Campus 2 shows start of work on 'spaceship's' garden & pond

08/05/2016, 08:08 am

The latest drone footage of Apple's new "Spaceship" headquarters under construction shows a much more complete structure, plus the start of work on niceties in the center of the facility and elsewhere.

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Apple announces upcoming bug bounty program, initially invite-only

08/04/2016, 08:08 pm

Apple during a presentation at this year's Black Hat security conference announced plans to institute its first ever bug bounty program, an initiative that pays out cash for previously undiscovered software and hardware vulnerabilities.

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Sling TV to add NFL Network & RedZone to live streaming this fall

08/04/2016, 01:08 pm

Creating another option for sports-addicted cord-cutters, the NFL has confirmed a deal that will bring the NFL Network and NFL RedZone to Dish's Sling TV.

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Apple Energy gets federal approval to sell power into wholesale markets

08/04/2016, 12:08 pm

On Thursday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted Apple Energy LLC -- a recently-created Apple subsidiary -- the right to sell energy generated from its solar facilities into wholesale markets.

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