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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple manufacturing, 'iPhone 6c' expectations, streaming TV

01/22/2016, 08:01 am

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores Donald Trump's dictate that Apple build it's "computers and things" in America, "iPhone 6c" rumors, ESPN in an Apple streaming service, GarageBand and Music Memos, and more.

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Google paid Apple $1B to be default iOS search bar provider in 2014

01/21/2016, 09:01 pm

Court documents from Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google show the Internet search giant paid some $1 billion to Apple in 2014 in return for making its search bar the default option on iOS.

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New Apple hire suggests increased interest in immersive virtual reality

01/21/2016, 08:01 pm

A report on Thursday revealed Apple recently hired Doug Bowman, a top researcher in the fields of virtual reality and augmented reality, suggesting the company is seriously investigating immersive computing and similar VR/AR solutions.

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AT&T CEO says US encryption policy is up to Congress, not Apple

01/21/2016, 05:01 pm

US government policies on device encryption should be decided by the public and Congress, not companies like Apple, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in an interview at the World Economic Forum being held this week in Davos, Switzerland.

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Apple's Tim Cook meets with EU antitrust chief ahead of decision on Irish taxes

01/21/2016, 03:01 pm

Earlier on Thursday Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a private meeting in Brussels with Margrethe Vestager, the head of the European Commission's antitrust efforts, presumably in an attempt to diminish the chances of owing billions in back taxes because of the company's Irish tax deals.

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What Apple would have to do to comply with Donald Trump's American-built mandate

01/21/2016, 12:01 pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made headlines this week with a protectionist proposal that included a vow to force Apple "to build their damn computers and things in this country" if he's elected. It's a suggestion that has been outright dismissed by most observers -- but should it be?

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Ireland's Sinn Fein party says it will pursue Apple if company owes back taxes

01/21/2016, 10:01 am

Ireland's left-leaning Sinn Fein party could hold Apple accountable for taxes owed following a still-ongoing European Commission investigation, according to a party finance spokesman.

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Apple assembler Foxconn bids $5.3 billion to take over iPhone display maker Sharp

01/21/2016, 08:01 am

In a potential merging of two key Apple suppliers, Foxconn has officially bid $5.3 billion to take over Sharp -- a move that would resolve the display maker's considerable growing debts.

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Apple to reportedly open R&D center in backyard of BlackBerry's auto division

01/21/2016, 03:01 am

A report on Wednesday claims Apple recently leased office space in Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa, Canada that BlackBerry's QNX Software Systems arm calls home, suggesting the iPhone maker might be looking to develop automotive software in the region.

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Apple to open first iOS App Development Center in Europe, promises international expansion

01/21/2016, 02:01 am

Apple on Thursday announced plans to open its first iOS App Development Center in Naples, Italy, to provide developers in Europe the practical skills and training they need to contribute to a growing app ecosystem.

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New York City gains public gigabit Wi-Fi through first LinkNYC kiosks

01/20/2016, 01:01 pm

A long-awaited public Wi-Fi initiative, LinkNYC, is now officially live in New York City, providing people within range of the kiosks with free Internet access as well as ports for charging phones and tablets.

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Apple files government application to open Apple Stores in India

01/19/2016, 11:01 pm

Apple fans living in India might soon be treated to the Apple Store experience, as the company this week filed an application to open its own branded outlets in the South Asian country.

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Apple grants widow access to husband's Apple ID after demanding court order

01/19/2016, 08:01 pm

Apple's strict data protection policies sparked debate over so-called "digital legacy" issues this week, as the company refused to supply a recently widowed Canadian woman with her late husband's Apple ID password.

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Verizon joins AT&T in launching sponsored data access, raises net neutrality concerns

01/19/2016, 01:01 pm

Verizon on Tuesday officially announced FreeBee Data, a service that will let businesses sponsor data access so subscribers can load some apps, websites, or downloads without it impacting their monthly limits.

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Amazon Prime Air building drones to cope with different environments, may launch overseas

01/19/2016, 11:01 am

Amazon's drone-based Prime Air delivery service will have an array of craft to deal with different climates and environments, though the company is still devising solutions to other problems and could end up launching outside the U.S. first, according to a new interview.

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Apple chip partner TSMC plans to launch 7nm process in 2018, 5nm in 2020

01/19/2016, 10:01 am

Taiwanese semiconductor foundry TSMC is reportedly preparing to roll out its 7-nanometer process node as soon as 2018, with a jump to 5 nanometers currently penciled in for 2020.

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Apple quietly supporting Silicon Valley's Super Bowl Host Committee with products & equipment

01/19/2016, 09:01 am

Apple is among the Silicon Valley tech giants who have raised millions of dollars to support the upcoming Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in California, though the iPhone maker has apparently requested that its logo and name not be associated with any of the NFL's marketing materials.

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Apple wins US ban of Samsung software features, only affects obsolete products

01/19/2016, 01:01 am

After months of back-and-forth litigation, Apple won a US sales ban against certain Samsung software features found in infringement of three patents, though the ruling has no real bearing on either company's business.

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Apple's 2015 EEO-1 report shows slow progress toward workplace diversity

01/18/2016, 11:01 pm

Over the weekend, Apple quietly released its latest EEO-1 Federal Employer Information Report tallying employment diversity information through Aug. 1, 2015, revealing raw numbers that, while a slight improvement year over year, are incongruent with statements the company made last year.

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Apple battery suppliers use cobalt mined by child laborers, report says

01/18/2016, 07:01 pm

An Amnesty International investigation claims child labor is being used to acquire cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a mineral used in the production of lithium-ion batteries purchased by tech companies like Apple.

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