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Topic: General

Apple searching for new public policy director to influence government

06/26/2015, 12:06 pm

Apple is searching for a new director of public policy as it looks to both influence and react to government policies and regulations worldwide, according to an official job listing discovered by AppleInsider.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Supreme Court decision on gay marriage with quote from Steve Jobs

06/26/2015, 11:06 am

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states, and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook praised the landmark decision by recalling his company's famous "Crazy Ones" quote, co-written by his late, close friend Steve Jobs.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses the iPhone home button, Beats 1, CarPlay, HomeKit & more

06/26/2015, 09:06 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Daniel Eran Dilger as we talk about the concept of an iPhone with no home button, as well as HomeKit and our experiences with it so far. Victor professes his love for CarPlay, and Daniel talks about Beats 1, and how it stayed in the news cycle for an entire week before it launches.

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New, faster Qi wireless charging spec could get an iPhone from 0 to 60% in 30 minutes

06/25/2015, 10:06 am

The Wireless Power Consortium has updated its popular Qi wireless power specification to include a new 15-watt fast charging mode, meaning that if Apple eventually does choose to expand the availability of wireless charging across its product range, it could do so with no detriment to charging times.

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Apple inventions hint at next-level iOS geofencing features

06/25/2015, 07:06 am

A pair of Apple patent applications published Thursday point to ongoing research in mobile device location sharing, one being an augmentation of existing iOS geofencing technology, and another detailing an entirely new form of indoor request-and-answer location notifications reliant on node-based triangulation.

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New flagship Union Square Apple Store beginning to rise in San Francisco

06/25/2015, 05:06 am

Walls are beginning to rise at the site of Apple's new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco, three blocks away from the company's existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location will replace next summer).

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With IBM partnership, Box thinks beyond cloud collaboration for iOS

06/25/2015, 12:06 am

After announcing its landmark partnership with IBM on Tuesday, cloud-based content management firm Box elaborated on what iOS users -- and developers building on Box's platform -- can expect when the first jointly developed products hit market later this year, and intra-office file sharing is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook invited to attend Sun Valley conference in July

06/24/2015, 06:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly on the list to make a return appearance at this year's Sun Valley conference in Idaho next month, where media and tech moguls meet to take in lectures, participate in roundtables and broker deals.

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Apple now labeling map data collection vehicles in the US, UK

06/24/2015, 09:06 am

Weeks after officially confirming the existence of a real-world data collection effort designed to bolster its mapping service, Apple has updated its fleet of sensor-loaded minivans with branding that makes them more clearly identifiable.

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IBM's 'MobileFirst for iOS' apps to get cloud services boost with new Box partnership

06/24/2015, 01:06 am

International Business Machines and cloud collaboration firm Box on Tuesday announced a new partnership that will see an integration of resources and technology lead to intuitive enterprise class products, including IBM's MobileFirst for iOS apps for Apple devices.

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Apple's Lisa Jackson expands leadership role to government, education policy

06/23/2015, 08:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday quietly announced Lisa Jackson will taken on additional duties beyond company related environmental issues, and is to be responsible for all policy initiatives including worldwide government affairs, education, accessibility and social concerns.

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Apple's 'World Gallery' billboard ad campaign wins Cannes Lions Grand Prix

06/23/2015, 07:06 pm

Apple's World Gallery, part of the "Shot on iPhone 6" media blitz, was honored at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival for Creativity with five Gold Lions and a Grand Prix award in the outdoor category.

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Apple renews Liquidmetal exclusivity license into 2016

06/23/2015, 05:06 pm

Apple renewed its license for exclusive use of Liquidmetal's bulk amorphous alloy technology in consumer products for another year, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing disclosed on Tuesday.

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Apple gains more influence over Bluetooth standard with Promoter Member status

06/23/2015, 12:06 pm

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group on Tuesday announced Apple's advancement to Promoter Member status, giving the company even more say over the future of the Bluetooth wireless standard.

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Amazon Echo now available for all US customers to purchase, ships July 14

06/23/2015, 09:06 am

Amazon on Tuesday officially opened up orders to the general public for its Echo accessory, a Siri-like, always-on virtual assistant that exists in a standalone tubular speaker.

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Apple seeks over $15M in fees from patent holdings firm for 'frivolous' lawsuit

06/23/2015, 06:06 am

A federal court motion filed last Friday reveals Apple is looking to garnish more than $15 million in attorneys' fees and costs from non-practicing patent holdings firm Unwired Planet, which engaged in a series "kitchen-sink" lawsuits targeting iOS device connectivity features.

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Apple mapping patent provides seamless outdoor/indoor location determination

06/23/2015, 04:06 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for harnessing onboard iOS device sensors to automatically switch from one location subsystem, such as GPS and indoor wireless gateway proximation, to another seamlessly and without user interaction.

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Documents show NSA, GCHQ launched attacks against anti-virus software makers

06/22/2015, 06:06 pm

The U.S. National Security Agency and its British equivalent, the Government Communications Headquarters, have both been launching attacks against security software in order to track individuals and break into networks, a report said on Monday.

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E3 2015: iOS games and virtual reality hint at the future of fun

06/22/2015, 04:06 pm

The annual Electronics Entertainment Expo was held last week, and AppleInsider was there to see the latest iOS games and controllers. We also also went hands-on with some of the next-generation virtual reality technology that has become a major focus for the industry, including a product that relies on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

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Tim Cook says Apple now factors Chinese tastes when designing products

06/22/2015, 09:06 am

Apple now heavily factors in the tastes of Chinese consumers when designing its products, including tailoring colors, CEO Tim Cook revealed in a new interview.

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