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EU lays antitrust charges against Google over locking in Android apps and features

04/20/2016, 10:04 am

As anticipated, the European Commission on Wednesday pressed a new set of antitrust charges against Google, saying the company is hindering competition by locking in certain Android apps, or even versions of Android, despite it being an open-source operating system.

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Apple-backed coalition opposes Burr-Feinstein encryption bill in open letter

04/20/2016, 09:04 am

A group of four tech industry associations -- representing businesses like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google -- have published an open letter opposing a draft bill by U.S. Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, which would make it possible for courts to order help bypassing encryption.

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Top BMW electric vehicle engineers defect to Chinese rival backed by Tencent

04/20/2016, 09:04 am

An upstart electric car company backed by Chinese internet giant Tencent has reportedly snared at least four high-ranking executives from BMW i, the German marque's impressive but struggling electric mobility unit.

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Dearth of new data from San Bernardino iPhone helpful to FBI investigation, sources say

04/19/2016, 10:04 pm

Law enforcement sources on Tuesday said that while an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings has yielded no actionable intel, the dearth of new information has actually helped the FBI investigation into the terror attack.

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Apple denied Chinese government requests for source code twice in last 2 years

04/19/2016, 04:04 pm

Chinese authorities have asked Apple to turn over source code twice in the past two years, but the company refused in both cases, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell told a hearing of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday.

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US government requested information on nearly 5,200 Apple accounts in past 6 months

04/19/2016, 02:04 am

In its latest report on government requests for user information released Monday, Apple revealed U.S. law enforcement agencies lodged 1,015 requests for customer account information affecting 5,192 users in the second half of 2015.

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Average iPhone user unlocks device 80 times per day, 89% use Touch ID, Apple says

04/19/2016, 12:04 am

While reports covered the broad strokes of Apple's conference call on encryption last Friday, bits of information are still surfacing, including an interesting statistic that reveals an average iPhone user unlocks their device about 80 times a day.

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LaCie and Promise unveil speedy, massive Thunderbolt 3 RAID arrays at NAB

04/18/2016, 10:04 pm

The annual National Association of Broadcasters Convention is usually a good place to find the latest in cutting edge storage solutions, designed to handle extremely demanding workflows like 6K video, and this year's event didn't disappoint with both LaCie and Promise introducing RAID solutions supporting Thunderbolt 3.

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Apple debuts redesigned developer resources mini-site focusing on App Store

04/18/2016, 07:04 pm

In concert with Monday's WWDC 2016 announcement, Apple launched a revamped informational resources section on its developer portal, which includes articles, technical insight and real world examples designed to help new coders get their start on the App Store.

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Apple confirms WWDC 2016 kicks off on June 13, opens ticket registration

04/18/2016, 07:04 pm

Hours after Siri leaked upcoming dates for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the company on Monday confirmed its 27th annual WWDC will indeed run from June 13 through June 17 in San Francisco. Developers can now register to take part in this year's ticket lottery.

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Apple confirms QuickTime for Windows at end of life

04/18/2016, 04:04 pm

After an 11-year run, QuickTime for Windows is no more. Apple has confirmed it will no longer issue updates or patch security holes for the PC version of its multimedia software, meaning those who continue to use the software do so at their own risk .

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Class action lawsuit attacks Tidal over 'Life of Pablo' exclusivity

04/18/2016, 04:04 pm

A lawsuit launched Monday accuses Tidal -- along with rapper Kanye West, and Jay Z's Carter Enterprises -- of intentionally misleading people about West's album "The Life of Pablo," which was initially marketed as an exclusive on the streaming service.

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EU confirms antitrust probe into Android apps, News Corp. attacks Google news scraping

04/18/2016, 01:04 pm

The European Commission and global media giant News Corp. on Monday confirmed separate actions against Google, with both factions suggesting that Google may be violating European regulations.

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Longtime Apple advisor, board member Bill Campbell dies at 75

04/18/2016, 12:04 pm

Bill Campbell, a legendary figure in Silicon Valley and a major part of Apple's history, has succumbed to cancer and passed away on Monday at the age of 75.

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Apple salvaged 61 million pounds of recyclable materials in 2015

04/18/2016, 10:04 am

During its fiscal 2015, Apple managed to recover over 61 million pounds of reusable material out of the almost 90 million pounds in electronics it took in through its recycling programs, according to the company's most recent Environmental Responsibility Report.

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Amazon launches standalone Prime Video in US, relaunches monthly Prime subscriptions

04/18/2016, 09:04 am

Putting it into more direct competition with services like Netflix and Hulu, Amazon on Monday introduced standalone Prime Video subscriptions in the U.S., as well as a monthly option for full-scale Prime service.

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Apple runs secret car lab in Berlin with 15-20 employees, report says

04/18/2016, 05:04 am

Adding to rampant rumor and speculation surrounding Apple's "Project Titan" automotive initiative, a new report claims the company is operating a secret car lab out of Germany's capital city tasked with imagining, and realizing, vehicles of the future.

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This week on AI: Apple Watch 2 an 's' model, Apple Car roundtable, FBI unlock yields no rewards

04/16/2016, 01:04 pm

Some focus returned to the second-generation Apple Watch and the Apple Car -- two products shrouded in mystery -- but the encryption debate continued to flourish, particularly with news that the FBI has yet to find useful information on the iPhone of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

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Apple lauds own encryption efforts, says hackers are primary iPhone threat

04/15/2016, 08:04 pm

Apple engineers jumped on a conference call with press outlets shortly following Friday's New York court filing to tout the company's encryption efforts, while at the same time making clear that those protocols are in place to protect against hackers, not government intrusion.

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Apple says FBI has failed to prove necessity in New York iPhone unlock case

04/15/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple in a court filing Friday argued the FBI has "utterly failed" to prove necessity in its request for assistance in extracting data from a passcode-locked iPhone related to a New York drug case.

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