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Fassbender, Winslet earn Oscar nods for roles in Steve Jobs film

01/14/2016, 10:01 am

Awards season continues to be kind to the stars of Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed one nomination apiece on Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet for their roles in the film.

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Software bug shuts down Nest thermostats, turns off heating for unlucky customers

01/14/2016, 09:01 am

A buggy software update has caused many users of Nest's smart thermostat to wake up in the cold in recent days, as the devices have been found to quickly drain their batteries and shut down, leaving heating and cooling systems offline.

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Apple A9 chip fab TSMC reports record earnings, casting further doubt on 'Peak iPhone'

01/14/2016, 06:01 am

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest chip fab and a manufacturer of Apple's A9 chips used in iPhone 6s models, has posted earnings that beat analysts estimates for the quarter and established the company's highest annual earnings in 29 years.

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Apple invents plug insertion guidance system for desktops with hard to see ports

01/14/2016, 05:01 am

Addressing what some would call a drawback of modern computer design, Apple has developed a system that provides users plug alignment assistance for hard to reach ports normally located in the rear of desktop enclosures.

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GoPro to cut 7% of workforce on poor sales as entertainment chief departs

01/13/2016, 08:01 pm

It was a bleak day for action cam maker GoPro, as the company said it planned to axe about 7 percent of its workforce on lower than expected fourth quarter sales, an announcement that sent shares tumbling.

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Apple to reportedly exit ad business, hand over iAd management to publishers

01/13/2016, 04:01 pm

Nearly six years after its debut, Apple is reportedly planning to take a much less active role in its in-house iAd advertising platform, as it intends to hand over ad management duties -- and revenue -- to publishers in the near future.

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Apple takes 11th place in awarded US patents in 2015

01/13/2016, 10:01 am

Apple was awarded 1,938 U.S. patents in 2015, placing it No. 11 overall in newly earned inventions, according to the latest intellectual property rankings published on Wednesday.

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Tim Cook pushes for strong encryption at White House summit

01/12/2016, 11:01 pm

As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook urged White House and government officials to come to terms with strong encryption practices that protect consumer data, at one point saying such intentions should be stated publicly.

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App Analytics data now available for tvOS apps

01/11/2016, 09:01 pm

Overshadowed by Monday's tsunami of iOS, Mac and tvOS beta releases, Apple announced an expansion to its App Analytics tool that lets developers measure user engagement and monetization of tvOS apps.

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Apple to open new Paris flagship store, offices in Champs-Elysees building

01/11/2016, 08:01 pm

Apple has reportedly signed a 12-year lease for an entire building along Paris' historic Avenue des Champs-Élysées, where it plans to open a flagship Apple Store in the next two to three years .

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Apple's electric car project an 'open secret,' says Elon Musk

01/11/2016, 05:01 pm

In an interview on Monday, Tesla founder Elon Musk said it is obvious that Apple is working on an electric car to rival products from established automakers, though he doesn't foresee a Cupertino-designed vehicle threating growing Tesla sales.

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Apple issues first betas for iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, watchOS 2.2 and El Capitan 10.11.4

01/11/2016, 01:01 pm

Apple on Monday dropped a deluge of new software updates for testers, with new beta releases for its iOS, tvOS, watchOS and Mac OS X platforms now available to download.

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EU ruling against Belgian corporate tax breaks may set precedent for decision on Apple

01/11/2016, 12:01 pm

The European Commission on Monday ruled that Belgium broke state aid rules by offering tax breaks to a number of multinational corporations, 35 of which will have to repay $765 million.

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Aaron Sorkin & Kate Winslet pick up Golden Globes for roles in Steve Jobs biopic

01/11/2016, 09:01 am

The Danny Boyle biopic Steve Jobs picked up two awards during the Golden Globes on Sunday, including Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Kate Winslet.

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Two new Chinese Apple Stores set to open in Nanjing & Guangzhou on Jan. 16

01/10/2016, 10:01 pm

Continuing an accelerated expansion in the region, Apple will launch two more Chinese stores this Saturday, the first in Nanjing and the second in Guangzhou, both at 10 a.m. local time.

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Apple's competition is going to have a tough year in 2016

01/09/2016, 04:01 pm

In 2015 Apple grabbed a 94 percent share of the world's global smartphone profits, sold the only profitable tablets and smartwatch, increased its Mac unit sales,, launched a successful NFC payment platform, took a huge slice of the music streaming market and introduced a new platform for the living room. How can it possibly beat that performance in 2016?

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This week on AppleInsider: 'iPhone 7' rumors, iPhone 6s production cuts, stock market troubles & more

01/09/2016, 02:01 pm

News stepped to a fast pace at the beginning of 2016, with numerous rumors about the iPhone 7, and worries about Apple's stock price and the prospects for iPhone 6s sales.

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Apple confirms first Mexican Apple Store, opens job applications

01/08/2016, 09:01 pm

Confirming a recent AppleInsider report, Apple on Friday announced its first Mexican Apple Store will be an in-mall outlet in Mexico City for which the company is now accepting online job applications.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Wall Street woes, 'iPhone 7' headphone jacks, CES and more

01/08/2016, 08:01 am

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores what iPhone 6s order cuts could mean for Apple's future, the possibility -- or impossibility -- that "iPhone 7" will ship sans 3.5mm headphone jack, the tragic comedy that is digital copyright protection, CES 2016 and much more.

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Cook, tech execs to meet with White House on terrorists' use of social media

01/07/2016, 10:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and a host of tech industry executives will meet with White House officials on Friday to explore ways in which terrorist activity on social media and other online arenas can be hindered or countered.

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