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Apple admits to Imagination Technologies talks, declines takeover bid

03/22/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday acknowledged having held discussions with British graphics processor design firm Imagination Technologies, but the iPhone maker has reportedly chosen not to attempt an acquisition -- for now.

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Apple in talks to take over long-time graphics chip partner Imagination Technologies

03/22/2016, 08:03 am

Apple is negotiating to buy Imagination Technologies, the British firm responsible for the PowerVR graphics technology used in every Apple A-series chip since the original iPad and the iPhone 4, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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AppleInsider podcast recaps Apple's 'Let Us Loop You In' event live from Cupertino

03/22/2016, 07:03 am

In a special episode of the AppleInsider podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger and Victor Marks recap Monday's Apple Event live from Cupertino, which saw the introduction of iPhone SE, a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, new Apple Watch accessories and more.

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Proposed Senate bill grants courts authority to force access to encrypted data

03/21/2016, 09:03 pm

According to a report on Monday, U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are circulating a draft bill that would give federal courts liberal authority to compel tech company compliance with government requests for access to encrypted data.

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DOJ seeks to delay Apple encryption hearing, says it may be able to unlock iPhone after all [u]

03/21/2016, 07:03 pm

In a last minute motion filed in the ongoing San Bernardino iPhone encryption case, the DOJ on Monday asked a federal court to vacate a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, saying an outside party has come forward with a potential unlock method that would negate the need for Apple's assistance.

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Apple launches CareKit, a new framework for extended healthcare needs

03/21/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple on Monday revealed that it is expanding its Health initiatives with a new tool called CareKit, which at launch will be used to help patients at home and on the go.

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Watch as Apple's 'Liam' iPhone-recycling robot tears down devices for the environment

03/21/2016, 01:03 pm

At Apple's March 21 event on Monday, vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson took the stage to discuss the company's environmental initiatives, and debut its latest device: a robot designed in-house specifically to dismantle iPhone into useful materials.

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Live blog from Apple's 'Let us loop you in' media event

03/21/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple is set to take the wraps off of both a new 4-inch iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad at a media presentation at its corporate headquarters. AppleInsider is there live with up-to-the-second news and exclusive analysis from the event.

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Apple hunting space for flagship Indian store & other first-wave outlets

03/21/2016, 11:03 am

Apple is already at work finding real estate for a flagship retail store in India, a move which has reportedly prompted Samsung to step up its retail game in the country as well.

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US Supreme Court to tackle money owed in Apple v. Samsung patent fight

03/21/2016, 10:03 am

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Samsung appeal in the legal battle over how much it owes Apple for infringing iPhone patents, it was revealed on Monday.

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Apple 'privacy czars' put clamps on products like Siri & iAd - report

03/21/2016, 09:03 am

Three "privacy czars" at Apple must sign off on any product collecting customer data, and have had a major impact on technologies like iAd, Siri, and Spotlight, a report revealed on Monday.

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This week on AI: Apple's March 21 event, 'iPhone 7' rumors, 'GovtOS' resistance & more

03/19/2016, 05:03 am

Media attention naturally gravitated towards Apple's March 21 press event, where the company is expected to show off a new 4-inch iPhone and an updated 9.7-inch iPad. Plenty of other happenings were in the air though, including "iPhone 7" rumors and Apple's ongoing confrontation with the Department of Justice and the FBI over encryption.

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Apple hires away Amazon exec to head up corporate digital security, report says

03/18/2016, 11:03 pm

Days before Apple is set to meet U.S. prosecutors in court over a contentious encryption fight involving an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino terror attack, a report on Friday claims the company has poached Amazon's vice president of information security George Stathakopoulos.

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Apple, US prosecutors to present and cross-examine witnesses at iPhone encryption hearing

03/18/2016, 06:03 pm

The U.S. government filed, and was subsequently granted, a request to allow prosecutors and Apple attorneys the chance to present and cross examine witnesses at next week's court hearing over unlocking an encrypted iPhone tied to last year's San Bernardino attack.

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FBI issues safety warning to auto makers on vehicle software security

03/18/2016, 01:03 pm

The FBI this week sent out a warning to car makers and owners, alerting them to potential security holes in automotive software, all while still pushing Apple to create a method to break into securely encrypted iPhones.

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Former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced emerges from bankruptcy

03/18/2016, 01:03 pm

GT Advanced Technologies -- at one time tapped to supply sapphire for Apple products -- on Friday announced that it had finally emerged from bankruptcy, thanks to an $80 million investment from an unnamed collection of financiers.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7,' smart bands for Apple Watch, Apple v. the FBI, more

03/18/2016, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Shane and Victor look at the latest relating to Apple's "iPhone 7" and the unusual features it might gain, discuss the latest in Apple retail news, touch on the latest in Apple v. the FBI, and much more.

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Apple's mobile Safari & Apple TV products see increased pressure in 2015, Adobe study says

03/18/2016, 01:03 am

According to the latest statistics gathered by Adobe Digital Index researchers, Apple's mobile Safari product is being outpaced by Google Chrome, Apple TV views slumped over the holidays and the company's brand image took a hit on social media in February.

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Apple plans self-sufficient cloud infrastructure with 'Project McQueen'

03/17/2016, 07:03 pm

A day after reports linked Apple to a massive cloud services deal with Google Cloud Platform, sources have come forward with information of a comprehensive in-house data center initiative dubbed "Project McQueen."

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Apple employees threaten to quit if forced to build GovtOS, report says

03/17/2016, 06:03 pm

According to a report published Thursday, a number of high-level Apple employees would rather quit their jobs than comply with a court order compelling the creation of an intentionally flawed version of iOS, currently being sought by the FBI in its investigation into the San Bernardino shootings.

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