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Apple partners with British government on 'Year of Engineering' educational effort

04/24/2018, 09:04 am

The "Year of Engineering" Partnership that is currently underway will include AI coding workshops in all U.K. Apple Stores at the behest of the country's government.

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Apple hires Samsung executive to lead operations in South Korea

04/23/2018, 09:04 pm

Apple has seemingly poached an executive away from rival Samsung to lead business efforts in the South Korean tech conglomerate's own backyard, a market that has proven difficult for the iPhone maker to crack.

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Senior executives will not take stand at Apple v. Samsung trial in May

04/23/2018, 08:04 pm

Next month, Apple will continue its pursuit of hundreds of million of dollars in damages from Samsung as part of a protracted patent infringement case dating back to 2011. Unlike the original trial, however, the companies are keeping their respective top brass off the stand.

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Tim Cook shares Apple Pencil-drawn portrait to celebrate Children's Day in Turkey

04/23/2018, 02:04 pm

To commemorate the Turkish Children's Day holiday, Tim Cook highlighted the creation of art by a student in Istanbul, created on the iPad with an Apple Pencil.

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Apple's Earth Day Beer Bash features solar-powered Ziggy Marley performance

04/21/2018, 11:04 pm

Apple invited employees to celebrate Earth Day with a Beer Bash at its One Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Friday, an event featuring a performance by Grammy-winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley.

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App Roundup: Dropbox for iOS, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, TinyCards, macOS Server, more

04/21/2018, 06:04 am

The wide and varied world of software, there are new apps joining the App Store ranks all the time, while existing releases receive updates to keep them relevant to their users. AppleInsider has collected together some of the highlight additions and updates for macOS and iOS software produced in the last week.

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This week on AI: 'iPhone SE 2,' premium Apple News, 2018 iPhone timetables & more

04/21/2018, 12:04 am

Apple has many irons in the fire -- and some of the latest are said to include an "iPhone SE 2," a paid news subscription service, and big environmental projects.

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Apple sends emails to WWDC 2018 scholarship winners

04/20/2018, 05:04 pm

After three weeks of deliberations, Apple on Friday sent out notifications of acceptance to students and STEM organization members who applied for a scholarship to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Siri on Apple HomePods being triggered by ad for NBA on TNT

04/20/2018, 09:04 am

Advertisers are beginning to target the wakeword for Apple's Siri assistant in the same way they've previously gone after Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant users, anecdotes suggest.

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Original Mac designer Susan Kare to receive prestigious AIGA medal

04/19/2018, 11:04 pm

Susan Kare, a former Apple designer known to many as the "woman who gave the Macintosh a smile," will later this month receive an American Institute of Graphic Arts medal, an honor bestowed upon visual arts icons including Richard Avedon, Paul Rand, and Charles and Ray Eames.

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Apple's 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report zeroes in on renewable energy, takes flak from Greenpeace

04/19/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple on Thursday published its 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report, with an emphasis on its recent renewable energy achievements and plans to push them further. Greenpeace, however, took the opportunity to slam the company's efforts, saying it should be focusing on other issues.

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Apple-owned FoundationDB open sources the core technology at the heart of iCloud

04/19/2018, 02:04 pm

Apple's FoundationDB on Thursday announced that its namesake distributed datastore tech for organizations has been turned into an open-source project, allowing public-driven customization and expansion.

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Apple ushers in most advanced iPhone recycling robot 'Daisy' alongside Earth Day donations

04/19/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple is continuing to further its environmental credentials by announcing a number of initiatives ahead of Earth Day, including charitable donations for devices received as part of the Apple GiveBack program, and the introduction of a new iPhone recycling robot called Daisy.

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Intel to shutter New Devices Group, disband team behind AR smart glasses

04/19/2018, 12:04 am

After numerous failed attempts to break into the wearables market, Intel plans to pull the plug on its New Devices Group, a project in which the company invested hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Qualcomm cutting jobs amidst financial woes, legal battle with Apple

04/18/2018, 10:04 pm

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday confirmed it is conducting layoffs as part of cost-cutting measures announced in January. The firm is fighting to remain afloat after a tumultuous few months that saw a failed hostile takeover by Broadcom, multiple government inquiries into unsavory business practices and a protracted legal war with Apple.

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Apple support site issue preventing users from booking Genius Bar visits at Apple stores [u]

04/18/2018, 11:04 am

A number of Apple customers are not able make appointments for the Genius Bar, with reports users unable to reserve a spot for support at their local Apple Retail outlet, a problem that Apple is working to fix as soon as possible. [Updated]

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Apple's Chinese sales at risk after FCC forwards security ban targeting Huawei, ZTE

04/17/2018, 11:04 pm

Apple could soon find itself caught in the middle of a quickly escalating trade skirmish between the U.S. and China. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday moved forward with plans to limit sales of certain Chinese telecommunications products, a move that leaves America's high-tech industry open to tit-for-tat retaliations.

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IRS digital tax filing systems mostly down as midnight deadline approaches [u]

04/17/2018, 02:04 pm

The Internal Revenue Service's electronic filing system has failed for reasons unknown, and the agency has been attempting to solve the problem for nearly eight hours with no success.

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Apple to expand AI and machine learning office in Seattle, making room for 475 people

04/17/2018, 10:04 am

Apple is reportedly on the verge of moving into another floor at Seattle's Two Union Square, giving the company a presence on five floors of the skyscraper.

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Apple expected to launch paid news subscription service on back of Texture magazine buy

04/17/2018, 07:04 am

As part of folding the Texture "Netflix for magazines" service into its own products, Apple appears poised to fire up a premium subscription offering integrating curated news to continue to grow services revenue.

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