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Proposed California rules would require self-driving Apple car to have human backup during testing

12/16/2015, 06:12 pm

Draft rules proposed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles would mandate that all self-driving vehicles -- including Apple's -- have a human driver at the helm at all times, among other stipulations.

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Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic set for Feb. 2 digital release, later on Blu-ray & DVD

12/16/2015, 03:12 pm

Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic will first come to home screens via a digital release from Universal Pictures on Feb. 2, with Blu-ray and DVD versions shipping on Feb. 16.

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Expansion to new third floor nearly complete at Apple Store in Hong Kong's IFC Mall

12/16/2015, 08:12 am

Apple's first retail store in Hong Kong will soon offer three floors of shopping space, once renovations are completed at the IFC Mall location.

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Apple shuts down Topsy two years after acquisition, forwards webpage to iOS 9 search support

12/15/2015, 09:12 pm

Tuesday marked an end of services for social media analytics firm Topsy Labs, a Twitter data specialist that was purchased by Apple in 2013 for more than $200 million.

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Apple has taken over Qualcomm's IMOD Mirasol display lab in Taiwan

12/15/2015, 01:12 am

Apple is now operating a top secret production laboratory in Longtan, Taiwan, formerly run by Qualcomm to develop a unique, low-power display technology known as IMOD, or Interferometric Modulator Display.

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Apple buys former Maxim chip fab in North San Jose, neighboring Samsung Semiconductor

12/14/2015, 08:12 pm

Apple just paid $18.2 million for a small 70,000 square foot silicon chip fab, formerly owned by Samsung, located in North San Jose, California, about a 20 minute drive from its current Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino.

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Apple gives retail employees 9 month free Apple Music subscriptions

12/14/2015, 07:12 pm

Later this month, Apple will be giving its retail employees a 9 month free subscription to Apple Music, in addition to the urBeats headphones the company earlier gave to its retail staff as a holiday gift.

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EU probe of Apple's Irish tax deal extended to 2016

12/14/2015, 02:12 pm

A European Union investigation into whether Apple's bespoke tax arrangement with the Irish government amounts to illegal state aid has been delayed again, as officials in Brussels continue to gather more information.

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FAA sets out official drone regulations with Feb. 19 registration deadline

12/14/2015, 02:12 pm

All drones between 0.55 and 50 pounds must be registered by Feb. 19, 2016, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday.

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Contest: We're giving away 64GB Apple TVs & Apple Watches, click to enter

12/14/2015, 12:12 am

We've got a handful of brand new 64GB Apple TVs and Apple Watch Sport models that we want to give away to readers who help spread the word about about the AppleInsider community and its Price Guides. And everyone has 5 chances to win with just a few clicks.

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The search for Apple's next big thing

12/13/2015, 08:12 pm

For years, Apple's detractors have predicted that the company's industry-leading profits from Macs, iPods, iPhones and iPads would erode away as cheaper products from high volume competitors--and more innovative disruptors--emerged to knock it from its profitable perch, forcing the company to constantly invent new product categories just to stay alive. But that hasn't happened. Instead, Apple keeps increasing its profitability while also expanding into new market segments.

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Review: Devialet Phantom is a high-end speaker worth its weight in Kevlar

12/13/2015, 10:12 am

Developed by niche French audio firm Devialet, the Phantom has achieved wide acclaim from industry acolytes for impossibly low-distortion sound reproduction rivaling that of speakers ten times the cost and many times the size. It's also the latest chic accessory to be featured in Apple's retail stores.

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This week on AppleInsider: March event rumors, streaming TV on 'hold,' Smart Battery Case hoopla & more

12/12/2015, 05:12 am

Even with the Christmas break rapidly approaching, news actually picked up this week thanks to new releases, a possible Apple Watch event in March, and the company giving up on launching a streaming TV service -- at least for the time being.

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Mark Cuban says Apple should remove Twitter from iOS App Store for objectionable content

12/11/2015, 06:12 pm

Serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban on Thursday called on Apple to banish Twitter -- ironically through Twitter itself -- from its iOS App Store for violating the company's app review policies, specifically those concerning objectionable user generated content.

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Banksy mural in France uses Apple's Steve Jobs to make statement about Syrian refugees

12/11/2015, 11:12 am

International street artist Banksy has been credited with a new mural at the "Jungle" refugee camp in the coastal city of Calais, France, drawing attention to the fact that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had Syrian roots.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple in education, OTT Apple TV service plans, Smart Battery Case, more

12/11/2015, 08:12 am

This week's AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's battle with Google over the education market, a rumored suspension of negotiations toward an over-the-top TV service and the next-generation Apple Watch, among other topics.

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Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet & Aaron Sorkin pick up Golden Globe nominations for 'Steve Jobs'

12/10/2015, 03:12 pm

Three of the key players in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic -- actors Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, along with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin -- were officially selected as nominees for this year's Golden Globes on Thursday.

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GoPro brings camera controls to Apple Watch, teases 'Karma' drone for 2016

12/10/2015, 10:12 am

Action-cam maker GoPro will now let Apple Watch owners control their cameras from their wrist. Meanwhile, the company is teasing its first-ever drone -- officially called the Karma -- due to ship in 2016.

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Apple invention uses self-healing elastomers to weatherproof iPhone connectors, audio jack

12/10/2015, 05:12 am

An Apple patent application on Thursday suggests a method of portable device weatherproofing that buries sensitive electrical device contacts beneath a layer of self-healing elastomer, allowing connectors to penetrate without leaving lasting aesthetic or structural damage.

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Walmart launches QR code mobile payment system to rival Apple Pay

12/10/2015, 02:12 am

Walmart on Wednesday announced it will be entering the mobile payments business with a branded system called Walmart Pay, a direct competitor to existing solutions from the likes of Apple, Alphabet and Samsung.

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