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Apple CEO Tim Cook touts Didi Chuxing's data gathering abilities, strong community ties

04/20/2017, 05:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a profile of Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu as part of the "TIME 100 Most Influential People" special, offering insight into Apple's investment in the Chinese ride-hailing service.

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Apple meets with Chinese government over App Store oversight because of porn streamers

04/20/2017, 02:04 pm

More information has emerged about the Chinese government demand that Apple crack down on streaming apps, with a new report circulating claiming that porn streamers are the government's major concern.

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Apple publishes new Earth Day videos explaining company's environmental efforts

04/20/2017, 12:04 pm

Apple has published a set of new videos commemorating Earth Day that explain clean energy technologies, Apple's own environmental protection efforts, and feature Apple employees and executives narrating and explaining the concepts behind the programs.

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Google may build native ad-blocking into mobile & desktop versions of Chrome

04/20/2017, 11:04 am

Despite the company's own dependence on ads, Google is reportedly planning to build a native ad-blocker into the mobile and desktop versions of its Chrome browser -- presumably including Apple's iOS and macOS.

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Apple to remove signature Fifth Avenue glass cube at cost of up to $2M

04/20/2017, 09:04 am

In the process of renovating its flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City, Apple will have to dismantle the famous glass cube that sits over top, according to recently published building permits.

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Apple investigating AR solution capable of moving, removing objects in real time

04/20/2017, 04:04 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application detailing a method of inserting virtual objects into a real environment, and relocating or removing real objects from the same, using advanced hardware and complex algorithms.

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Apple stores install special signage in celebration of Earth Day

04/19/2017, 10:04 pm

As it does every year, Apple on Wednesday began preparing its brick and mortar stores for Earth Day, which falls on Saturday, April 22, by changing the leaf of its familiar illuminated logos green.

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Apple promises future products to be made from 100% recycled materials

04/19/2017, 09:04 pm

Apple is on the cusp of launching a new initiative, pledging to use 100 percent recycled materials in a closed supply loop for fabrication of its devices -- but how it intends to do so isn't clear.

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Apple Music scores exclusive rights to Clive Davis documentary

04/19/2017, 09:04 pm

Further extending its reach beyond music exclusives, Apple Music has secured streaming rights to a new Clive Davis documentary film based on the music executive's autobiography.

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Serial patent troll Acacia Research again sues Apple, cellular carriers over wireless patents

04/19/2017, 09:04 pm

Apple and a handful of partner cellular carriers are the target of a new lawsuit leveled by Acacia Research subsidiary Cellular Communications Equipment, which alleges the iPhone maker infringed and continues to infringe on four patents developed by Nokia covering messaging, emergency alerts and other key cellular technologies.

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New mid-April drone footage shows trespasser's view of Apple Park site

04/19/2017, 08:04 pm

The latest drone footage captured by YouTube videographer Duncan Sinfield peers into Apple Park windows and flies under the solar panel roof of its parking structure, adding additional images of the construction site at night.

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Why Apple should cater to 'serious' gamers - and why it probably won't

04/19/2017, 06:04 pm

In 2016, the worldwide video game industry generated over $91 billion in revenues, mostly through mobile platforms like the iPhone and iPad. With its reluctance to serve hardcore gamers, Apple may be leaving some money on the table -- but, perhaps, understandably so.

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Apple suppliers withhold royalty payments to Qualcomm amid legal spat

04/19/2017, 05:04 pm

Qualcomm in an earnings report released Wednesday revealed a select number of Apple's contract manufacturers are withholding royalty payments as the chipmaker clashes with the Cupertino tech giant over similar issues in federal court.

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Apple's efforts to boost in-house chip development amplifies risks to suppliers

04/19/2017, 11:04 am

As Apple continues its market expansion, it appears to be on the cusp of developing its own microprocessors as solutions to cost management and supplier constraints -- and the subsequent fabricator abandonment that occurs as a result has profound repercussions those left behind.

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Tim Cook accepts Newseum 2017 Free Expression Award, says companies should have values

04/18/2017, 10:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to accept the institute's 2017 Free Expression Award, for which the tech mogul was honored in the Free Speech category. AppleInsider was there live, and offers highlights from the event.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 to feature dual camera array ala iPhone 7 Plus

04/18/2017, 06:04 pm

Looking to recover from last year's exploding Note 7 fiasco, Samsung is expected to launch its first ever dual camera handset in the Note 8 later this year, according to a report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Facebook reveals full Apple Music integration in Messenger, AR initiative at F8 conference

04/18/2017, 04:04 pm

At Tuesday's keynote speech for Facebook's F8 developer's conference, Facebook announced full Apple Music integration with Messenger is coming soon, plus an assortment of technologies and developer programs intended to boost augmented reality adoption for all users of the social media platform's apps.

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State-backed fund may take minority stake in Toshiba's memory unit to prevent foreign buyouts

04/18/2017, 11:04 am

The state-supported Innovation Network Corp of Japan may pursue a minority stake in Toshiba's memory business, allowing the government to block the sale of a majority stake to businesses deemed risky to national security -- including two Apple suppliers, according to a report.

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Apple settles Unwired Planet patent suit for undisclosed amount

04/18/2017, 06:04 am

Apple on Monday settled a years-long patent lawsuit leveled by non-practicing entity Unwired Planet, which sought $33 million in royalties for alleged patent infringement of cellular, mobile location and voice recognition IP.

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Al Gore & Apple's Lisa Jackson to talk 'climate optimism' at San Francisco store

04/17/2017, 10:04 am

On Wednesday, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will sit down with Apple's VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives -- Lisa Jackson -- for a special event, hosted at the company's Union Square store in downtown San Francisco.

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