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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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This week on AppleInsider: iPad Pro features, Apple Music deals, Apple Watch hits retail & more

06/20/2015, 12:06 am

With the end of WWDC the news cycle subsided a little, but was still active with news about Apple's 12.9-inch iPad, behind-the-scenes deals for Apple Music, and the Apple Watch making a long-awaited debut at brick-and-mortar stores.

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AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 9, security and very large phones

06/19/2015, 08:06 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Mikey Campbell and Daniel Eran Dilger as we talk about the features we're looking forward to most from iOS 9, security vulnerabilities, and some of the problems of having a very large phone. Plus, Daniel discusses Apple Music, how it affects iTunes, and what it means to consumers.

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Apple, IBM to take partnership into education with app for teachers

06/19/2015, 01:06 am

It appears that Apple and IBM have plans to stretch their mobile solutions partnership beyond enterprise and into the classroom, as the companies are co-developing an experimental app that provides teachers with real-time student data analytics.

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Apple takes App Analytics service out of beta, adds features

06/18/2015, 10:06 pm

Apple on Thursday sent out an email blast to developers notifying them of new features added to App Analytics, including data for crashes, number of paying users and a ratios tool for comparing statistics.

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FCC votes in favor of allowing Lifeline low-income subsidies for Internet plans

06/18/2015, 02:06 pm

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3 to 2 in favor of extending the U.S. government's Lifeline program to offer subsidies for broadband Internet, and not just basic phone service.

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Fitbit makes stock market debut, share price jumps by more than 50%

06/18/2015, 02:06 pm

Wearable fitness tracker firm Fitbit, which competes with the Apple Watch with its own hardware, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, and investors promptly drove the company's share price up by more than 50 percent in the opening hours.

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Galway residents raise noise, energy concerns about Apple's Irish datacenter

06/18/2015, 12:06 pm

Some residents in the area of Apple's planned Irish datacenter have filed objections with the Galway County Council, arguing that the company's Environmental Impact Statement is "inadequate" and doesn't address a range of concerns, a report said on Thursday.

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More Jawbone fitness trackers return to online Apple Store with UP2

06/18/2015, 10:06 am

On Thursday one of Jawbone's more advanced fitness trackers, the UP2, appeared at the online Apple Store, following a brief and still unexplained removal of most of the company's product line.

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Apple nets perfect score in privacy group's consumer data protection assessment

06/18/2015, 01:06 am

Digital rights advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Wednesday gave Apple a perfect rating in its annual "Who has your back?" report, which rates tech companies on their efforts to secure consumer data against government snooping.

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Samsung seeks rehearing of appeal over $400M patent infringement ruling

06/17/2015, 09:06 pm

Writing the next chapter of an ongoing feud with Apple, Samsung on Wednesday petitioned for a rehearing of a recent U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld nearly $400 million in damages for infringing Apple design patents.

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Nest unveils security camera, second-gen Protect smoke detector and updated app

06/17/2015, 06:06 pm

Google-owned home accessory maker Nest on Wednesday launched the Cam, its first self-branded security camera, along with a second-generation version of its Protect smoke detector, and an updated mobile app for iOS and Android.

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Edward Snowden argues Apple CEO Tim Cook likely to keep privacy promises

06/17/2015, 04:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is likely to keep his promises on user privacy, said whistleblower and ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, commenting by video during a Wednesday conference in Barcelona, Spain. He cautioned however that people should be willing to abandon Apple if it backtracks.

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Microsoft ousts ex-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, combines OS and devices teams

06/17/2015, 04:06 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the departure of former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as part of a broad restructuring at the company, one that will see its Operating Systems Group and Microsoft Devices Group merge into one unit.

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Amazon debuts next-gen Kindle Paperwhite with 300ppi display for $119

06/17/2015, 03:06 pm

Amazon on Wednesday launched preorders for a new edition of the Kindle Paperwhite, upgraded with a sharper e-ink display rated at 300 pixels per inch, matching the display resolution of its high-end Kindle Voyage.

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FCC slaps AT&T with $100 million fine for throttling unlimited data plans

06/17/2015, 01:06 pm

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday announced its intent to levy a $100 million fine against AT&T after finding that the wireless carrier mislead customers about its throttling of data plans that were advertised as being unlimited.

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'Premium feel' will be focus of Apple's retail revamp beginning in July

06/17/2015, 12:06 pm

With Apple design chief Jony Ive and retail leader Angela Ahrendts apparently collaborating on a new direction for the company's retail stores, a new report claims that a focus on a "premium feel" to the stores and product packaging will begin next month.

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Comcast flagged as new leading contender to buy out T-Mobile US

06/17/2015, 11:06 am

Deutsche Telekom now considers Comcast the leading candidate for a sale of T-Mobile U.S., reports said on Wednesday, potentially signalling a major shift in the American media landscape that could impact Apple.

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