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Toyota chooses Ford over Apple, will eschew CarPlay in favor of SmartDeviceLink

01/04/2016, 12:01 pm

Future Toyota models will offer in-dash infotainment systems compatible with Ford's SmartDeviceLink system rather than Apple's CarPlay, the Japanese automaker announced on Monday.

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Windows 10 now on more than 200 million devices, Microsoft says

01/04/2016, 11:01 am

A little over five months since its official release date, Windows 10 is now installed on over 200 million devices worldwide, Microsoft said in a Monday announcement.

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Apple continues expansion in second-tier Chinese cities with new Shenyang store

01/04/2016, 10:01 am

Chinese consumers in the country's frigid northeastern region will soon have another Apple Store to visit, as the company is set to open its second location in Shenyang on Saturday.

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Wi-Fi Alliance vets 802.11ah 'HaLow' standard with almost double current range

01/04/2016, 09:01 am

A new Wi-Fi standard -- officially dubbed 802.11ah "HaLow" by the Wi-Fi Alliance -- could potentially improve the practicality of home automation platforms, including Apple's HomeKit.

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Apple raises iPhone, iPad prices in Germany to account for copyright levy

01/03/2016, 07:01 pm

Apple raised iPhone and iPad pricing in Germany over the weekend to account for a new copyright levy agreement inked by tech industry importers and creative professionals in December.

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Another F for Alphabet: U.S. Marines reject Google's other android as too loud to use

01/02/2016, 03:01 pm

Two years ago, Google made headlines when it acquired military robot maker Boston Dynamics. However, after receiving $42 million from the government to develop autonomous machine mules, the robotics group has failed to deliver anything the Marines can use and the Pentagon has ended further funding.

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Review: Polar A360 fitness tracker makes ease-of-use a top priority

01/02/2016, 03:01 am

Polar's A360 is one of the most user-friendly fitness trackers you can buy, and arguably one of the best on the market period, even if it lacks some of the features advanced athletes might want.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple's biggest product launches, events and news from 2015

01/01/2016, 04:01 am

For the first AppleInsider podcast of 2016 we go back in time a few hours to 2015, a year full of product launches, doom and gloom on Wall Street, corporate changes, new directions and much more.

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Apple investor's shareholder proposal could force racial diversity among leadership

12/31/2015, 03:12 am

Apple might be forced to add "people of color" to its senior ranks if an investor submitted resolution is voted through at an upcoming 2016 shareholders meeting, though the company contends the proposal constitutes micromanagement and is therefore invalid.

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Apple to pay Italy $348M, sign accord to circumvent allegations of unpaid taxes

12/30/2015, 09:12 am

To settle charges that it failed to pay corporate taxes, Apple will pay Italy's tax agency some 318 million euros -- about $348 million -- and sign an accord on managing its liabilities from the 2015 fiscal year onwards, a report said on Wednesday.

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Lawsuit seeks more than $5M from Apple for slowing older iPhones with iOS 9 upgrade

12/29/2015, 07:12 pm

A class action lawsuit lodged with a New York district court on Tuesday dredges up claims that Apple engages in planned obsolescence, saying the company knew of potential compatibility issues when it foisted its latest iOS 9 software update on iPhone 4s owners.

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New lawsuit demands $150M from Spotify for failing to pay license holders

12/29/2015, 05:12 pm

In an escalation of the battle over streaming royalties, a new class action lawsuit is asking for at least $150 million in damages from Spotify for allegedly streaming songs without proper licensing.

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Twitter recruits new VP of Diversity & Inclusion from Apple

12/29/2015, 03:12 pm

Twitter has officially appointed a new VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Jeffrey Siminoff, hiring him away from an identical role he held at Apple.

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Tesla ramps up hiring in face of automotive threats from Apple, others

12/29/2015, 02:12 pm

Tesla Motors is reportedly planning to hire another 4,500 workers in California alone in the next four years, in the face of impending competition from companies like Apple and Google -- particularly in the realm of self-driving cars.

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CNN to air Alex Gibney's 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' this Sunday

12/29/2015, 01:12 pm

CNN has launched a microsite advertising its upcoming broadcast of "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," the controversial Alex Gibney documentary about Apple's iconic co-founder.

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Apple SVP Johny Srouji nets $9.6M in RSUs in first SEC filing

12/28/2015, 08:12 pm

In his first U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing as Apple's SVP of Hardware Technologies, Johny Srouji revealed the recent receipt of a restricted stock unit award currently worth $9.6 million, as well as substantial common stock holdings valued at $10.9 million.

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Apple TV, Apple Watch hottest holiday gifts for AppleInsider readers

12/28/2015, 07:12 pm

The results of AppleInsider's holiday survey are in, and the hottest Apple gifts for the 2015 holiday season, as selected by you the reader, were Apple TV, Apple Watch and Apple accessories.

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Apple devices account for 49% of all new activations during Christmas

12/28/2015, 06:12 pm

Apple dominated the holiday gift giving season, according to a recent study that found iPhones and iPads in aggregate comprised 49.1 percent of new device activations in the week leading up to Christmas.

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Prague's unofficial 'Apple Museum' boasts rare items among 472 exhibits

12/28/2015, 12:12 pm

Prague's newly opened "Apple Museum" claims to be the largest private exhibition of its kind, featuring rare items like the Macintosh TV, Steve Jobs business cards from NeXT and Pixar, and an Apple Lisa.

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Apple & Foxconn consuming 30-40 percent of Tainergy's growing solar cell production

12/28/2015, 10:12 am

Apple's effort to convert suppliers over to renewable energy is resulting in it, along with partner Foxconn, consuming 30 to 40 percent of Tainergy Tech's solar cell production in China, according to Tainergy president Kevin Hsieh.

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