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Poll: What Apple goodies did you receive this holiday season? [Update: Poll fixed]

12/26/2015, 10:12 am

AppleInsider wants to know what Apple products you received during the 2015 gift giving season, whether it be an iPhone and Apple Watch combo, a powerful iPad Pro or an iPod shuffle. Answer below and we'll reveal this year's hottest Apple gifts next week.

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AppleInsider podcast talks hi-res Apple Music streaming, 4-inch iPhone rumors, Wall Street & more

12/25/2015, 01:12 am

Pour some eggnog, pop in your EarPods and relax as the AppleInsider podcast discusses this week's top news, including hi-res streaming audio rumors, more 4-inch iPhone talk, Dan's fiery excoriation of Wall Street analysts and Neil's review of Gamevice's latest iPhone controller.

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Oregon police bust crime ring attempting to ship $750K+ worth of iPhones to Hong Kong

12/24/2015, 08:12 am

Tipped off by a suspect buying hundreds of iPhones with Apple gift cards, police in Oregon have cracked down on an organized crime ring that they say was shipping handsets to Hong Kong where they were to be sold on the black market.

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Apple renews expiring security certificate for Wallet Passes, Safari push notifications and Extensions

12/24/2015, 01:12 am

Apple on Wednesday released a renewed its Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Certification Intermediate Certificate, a security protocol used by Apple Wallet Passes, push packages for Safari Push Notifications and Safari Extensions.

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Google rumored to be working on Siri & Facebook-like chatbots for new messaging app

12/23/2015, 01:12 pm

Google is allegedly developing a new mobile messaging app that would include chatbots, capable of answering users' questions by scouring the Web and other resources.

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Pandora settles fights with ASCAP, Broadcast Music in wake of royalty ruling

12/22/2015, 03:12 pm

Through newly-forged deals, Pandora has put an end to royalty disputes with Broadcast Music and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple adds 2008-2009 Macs & more to list of 'vintage and obsolete' products

12/22/2015, 01:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its official list of "vintage and obsolete" products, used to determine whether or not the company will repair or otherwise support any hardware problems.

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Third floor opens at IFC Mall Apple Store in Hong Kong

12/22/2015, 09:12 am

Apple has opened its anticipated third floor at the IFC Mall Apple Store in Hong Kong, providing even more space at one of the company's flagship locations.

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Apple patent details smart ceiling lighting used in next-gen Apple Stores

12/22/2015, 04:12 am

As part of efforts to revitalize an aging retail design language, Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for ceiling lighting systems that are currently rolling out to so-called "next-generation" Apple Stores around the world.

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Google to reportedly partner with Ford on self-driving vehicle project

12/21/2015, 11:12 pm

Google will soon be one step closer to bringing its autonomous car technology to the consumer market, as a report on Monday claims the company is teaming up with Ford on a project that could lead to automated ride sharing services.

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Apple lodges challenge to UK digital surveillance bill, rails against weak encryption

12/21/2015, 06:12 pm

In an "unprecedented" move, Apple on Monday issued a formal challenge to the UK House of Parliament over a proposed Investigatory Powers Bill that would leave services like iMessage open to backdoors and intercept capabilities.

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Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton says Apple's Tim Cook 'omitted critical facts' in encryption stance

12/21/2015, 01:12 pm

In a statement issued on Monday, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, criticized Tim Cook for his defense of strong encryption during a 60 Minutes interview, claiming that the Apple CEO had "omitted critical facts."

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Cook, other Apple execs open up on company's future in extensive '60 Minutes' feature

12/20/2015, 10:12 pm

A "60 Minutes" special that aired Sunday saw interviewer Charlie Rose gain rare access into Apple's Cupertino headquarters, where he discussed a wide range of topics with company execs and snagged behind-the-scenes looks at Jony Ive's design studio, a next-gen Apple Store mockup and the Campus 2 construction site.

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Apple Stores to feature accessibility products in early 2016, report says

12/20/2015, 09:12 pm

According to a report on Sunday, Apple plans to market through its online and brick-and-mortar stores accessibility products designed to aid disabled users, with sales expected to begin sometime in early 2016.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple's corporate shakeup, next-gen iPhones and iPads, Apple Pay in China & more

12/19/2015, 04:12 am

News somehow managed to keep up the pace right before the Christmas break, with major seat changes at Apple and hints at future products, including new iPads and the so-called iPhone 7.

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Review: Nyrius Wireless Smart LED Multicolor Light Bulb

12/19/2015, 12:12 am

Nyrius' Bluetooth-connected lightbulb might get the job done, but there's nothing that really sets it apart from rivals, and there are several things that set it back.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls US tax code outdated and 'awful for America'

12/18/2015, 03:12 pm

The full interview between Charlie Rose and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook will air this Sunday, but CBS has posted a teaser clip from the conversation, in which Cook again defended his company's tax policies, stating that they pay more than any other company in a "backwards" system.

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Apple Price Guide: Last minute holiday shipping cutoffs and shipping upgrades

12/18/2015, 02:12 pm

With Christmas Eve just one week away, AppleInsider's Price Guide partners have set firm deadlines for when online shoppers can order and still expect their gifts to arrive on time for friends and family. Here's a quick guide to shipping cutoffs and last-minute shipping upgrades.

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Concerned about net neutrality, FCC probes Comcast, T-Mobile, & AT&T over data cap exemptions

12/18/2015, 10:12 am

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has issued letters to Comcast, T-Mobile, and AT&T, asking for more information on perks that exempt some services from counting towards Internet users' data caps.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple's executive shuffle, 3D Touch on iPad & more

12/18/2015, 08:12 am

This week's AppleInsider podcast discusses BBC iPlayer coming to Apple TV, big job changes at Apple, 3D Touch on iPads, and Mikey's review of Devialet's Phantom speaker.

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