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Apple's Tim Cook, Eddy Cue attend Super Bowl 50 amid talks of NFL streaming deal

02/08/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and his head of Internet endeavors -- Eddy Cue -- made an appearance at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, amid multiple reports the company is vying to stream NFL games.

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Apple drops third betas of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2 [u]

02/08/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday provided developers with new pre-release versions of the software that runs the company's mobile ecosystem, releasing iOS 9.3 beta 3, watchOS 2.2 beta 3, and tvOS 9.2 beta 3.

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Indian government ready to push through approval of local Apple Stores - report

02/08/2016, 09:02 am

The Indian government is said to be preparing to fast-track approval of the country's first Apple Stores, detouring normal rules about foreign ownership.

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Review: Parrot's Bebop Drone is lightweight, aimed at casual hobbyists

02/07/2016, 06:02 pm

The market for personal drones has grown exponentially over the last several years, led by consumer-oriented products from companies like Parrot. We got the chance to play with the firm's entry-level model, the Bebop Drone, designed for casual hobbyists looking to get their feet wet in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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How to watch Super Bowl 50 on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV

02/06/2016, 04:02 pm

It's Super Bowl weekend, and for cord cutters that usually means a visit to a bar or friend's house -- but not this year, as NFL broadcast partner CBS has made the game available almost everywhere you look.

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This week on AI: Glimpses at Apple's plans for new iPhones, iPads, VR & more

02/06/2016, 06:02 am

This week saw teases about the plans for next-gen iPhones and iPads, as well as Apple Pay, cross-platform services, and even virtual reality. Apple was also hit with a massive penalty in the VirnetX patent case however, and saw Alphabet overtake it as the world's most valuable company -- at least temporarily.

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TSMC, other Apple suppliers in Taiwan largely unaffected by deadly 6.4 earthquake

02/06/2016, 12:02 am

A tragic earthquake has hit the city of Tainan in southern Taiwan, injuring 144, killing at least 5 people and causing the collapse of several large buildings. So far however, it appears that Apple's suppliers in the region have survived the quake without sustaining significant damage.

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Apple, Inc has filed for mistrial in $625M VirnetX lawsuit

02/05/2016, 04:02 pm

After objecting to the closing arguments made by Caldwell, Cassady & Curry attorneys representing VirnetX, Apple has now filed a motion for mistrial in the case that awarded a $625 million verdict after just a week of testimony and deliberation.

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Sharp takeover deal should be finalized by end of February, Foxconn CEO says

02/05/2016, 11:02 am

The Foxconn bid to take over Sharp is now only awaiting finalized details between the two parties, Foxconn's CEO Terry Gou told reporters on Friday, indicating that Innovation Network Corp. has indeed been cut out of the loop.

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AppleInsider podcast talks March event expectations, '3D Touch ID,' VirnetX, more

02/05/2016, 08:02 am

On this week's episode of the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Mikey riff on Apple's rumored March event, what a new patent filing could mean for Touch ID, a substantial legal win for patent troll VirnetX and much more. Bonus GoPro rant courtesy of Neil.

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Apple again rumored to bid on NFL streaming partnership

02/04/2016, 06:02 pm

Apple, Google, Amazon and Verizon might soon be locked in a bidding war for rights to stream NFL's "Thursday Night Football," as a report on Thursday says each company is seeking favor as the league's Internet content partner.

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Sharp leaning towards Foxconn takeover, but with no exclusive negotiations, CEO says

02/04/2016, 10:02 am

Sharp is indeed leaning towards a takeover by Apple's main manufactuing partner, Foxconn, but no exclusive negotiating rights have been offered, the company's CEO announced at a Thursday press conference.

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GoPro works to stem losses with 'connected and convenient' Hero5

02/04/2016, 10:02 am

Facing increasingly fierce competition in the industry it helped create, GoPro this week announced plans to simplify its product line and innovate on usability, with what CEO Nick Woodman called "the most connected and convenient GoPro we have ever made."

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Apple discourages Supreme Court from hearing Samsung patent petition, calls case 'legally unexceptional'

02/04/2016, 09:02 am

Apple this week attempted to dissuade the U.S. Supreme Court from hearing Samsung's request for review in their ongoing patent infringement dispute, with Apple telling the highest court in America that the $548 million settlement does not deserve review.

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Apple invention hints at force-sensitive Touch ID button

02/04/2016, 04:02 am

An Apple patent filing published on Thursday suggests future iPhones and iPads might sport force-sensing Touch ID home buttons that rely on technology similar to iPhone 6s' 3D Touch system.

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Sharp, Foxconn to enter talks over $5.5B takeover bid, report says

02/03/2016, 11:02 pm

Sharp reportedly plans to enter talks with Foxconn over a takeover bid that could be worth some $5.5 billion, suggesting an end is near for Foxconn's bidding war with Innovation Network Corporation of Japan.

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Apple ordered to pay $625M in revived VirnetX patent trial

02/03/2016, 05:02 pm

A federal jury on Wednesday found Apple guilty of willfully infringing on four VirnetX patents, awarding the non-practicing entity $625.6 million in damages and ongoing royalties from a previous court finding.

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Yahoo prepares for split, will lay off 15% of workforce in restructuring

02/03/2016, 11:02 am

Internet search, content pioneer and Apple partner Yahoo is readying for either a reverse spinoff or outright sale that would see the well-known web businesses separated from the parent company and more than 1,000 employees laid off.

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New York Landmarks Conservancy to recognize Apple for preserving historic NYC buildings

02/03/2016, 08:02 am

The New York City Landmarks Conservancy announced on Wednesday that the recipient of its 2016 Chairman's Award will be Apple, in recognition of the company's preservation and restoration of notable historic structures in New York City.

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Apple hires firmware security experts who worked on Thunderstrike 2 exploit

02/02/2016, 10:02 pm

Apple recently added a pair of firmware security experts to its ranks when it hired the team behind "deep system security" startup LegbaCore in November, an apparent effort to bolster platforms like iOS and OS X.

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