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Apple 'seems willing' to help repair, access iPhone of teen lost at sea

04/25/2016, 11:04 pm

Eight months after two Florida teenagers disappeared on a fishing trip in 2015, an iPhone recovered from the pair's recently discovered boat might yield answers as to their fate. And Apple is reportedly willing to help.

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Apple reportedly winding down recruiting efforts, lays off all contract recruiters

04/25/2016, 09:04 pm

Ahead of Apple's earnings call, a report on Monday claims the company is reevaluating its recruiting program, a move that could potentially affect more than 100 current employees.

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Charity auction for lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook hits $110K

04/25/2016, 05:04 pm

For the fourth year in a row, Apple CEO Tim Cook is auctioning off a private lunch at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., with proceeds going to Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.

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Study: Apple Watch price drop goosed sales 250%, iPhone SE popular among switchers

04/25/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple's decision to slash Apple Watch pricing paid off in a big way, as average daily sales over the last month jumped 250 percent sequentially, according to new metrics from Slice Intelligence. The firm also looked at iPhone SE and iPad Pro ahead of Apple's earnings call on Tuesday.

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Box executive Karen Appleton joins Apple to bolster enterprise team

04/25/2016, 05:04 pm

Apple's latest attempt at boosting its enterprise credentials is reportedly a new hire, Karen Appleton, formerly a long-time executive with cloud storage and collaboration service Box.

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Review: Polar Balance is a great smartscale for Polar fans

04/24/2016, 12:04 am

Polar's first smartscale is a polished and perfectly serviceable product, but a few peculiar design decisions keep it from maximizing its potential, making it mostly of interest to people already in the Polar ecosystem.

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This week on AI: New MacBooks, losing Bill Campbell, BMW & Daimler 'Apple Car' talks

04/23/2016, 06:04 am

There was no shortage of headlines this week, with Apple launching new MacBooks, announcing WWDC 2016, and letting slip more details about its electric car project. A long-time but recently retired Apple board member, Bill Campbell, died on Monday.

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DOJ withdraws motion to force Apple to unlock NYC iPhone [u]

04/22/2016, 09:04 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday withdrew an appeal seeking Apple's help in accessing data from a locked iPhone 5s tied to an ongoing New York drug case, saying an unnamed individual furnished the device passcode on Thursday.

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Apple closes WWDC 2016 ticket lottery, sends confirmation to winners

04/22/2016, 07:04 pm

As scheduled, Apple on Friday closed ticket lottery registrations for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference and began sending out email confirmations to the lucky few selected at random to attend the event in June.

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India to waive regulatory hurdle blocking Apple retail launch, report says

04/22/2016, 06:04 pm

Apple fans in India might soon be able to purchase their new iPhone directly from an official Apple Store, as local government officials are reportedly prepared to waive a longstanding regulatory hurdle that prohibited the company from operating its own brick-and-mortar retail shops.

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Google & Microsoft agree to global ceasefire in regulatory battles

04/22/2016, 12:04 pm

Two of Apple's chief rivals, Google and Microsoft, on Friday announced a mutual agreement to drop regulatory complaints against each other around the world, further promising to try and settle any disputes themselves before using governments as a weapon.

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Siri & Liam star in Apple's new Earth Day TV ad

04/22/2016, 11:04 am

Marking Earth Day, Apple on Friday debuted a new TV commercial, using Siri to promote its custom-designed recycling robot -- Liam -- and its branding as an environmentally-responsible company.

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Apple could take over Dublin location for first Irish Apple Store

04/22/2016, 09:04 am

Apple could potentially sign a lease for real estate on Dublin's O'Connell Street, establishing its first-ever outlet in the country of Ireland, a report indicated on Friday.

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Apple touts eco-friendly data centers in new Earth Day ad

04/22/2016, 12:04 am

In commemoration of Earth Day, Apple on Thursday released an advertisement showcasing the company's efforts to reduce carbon emissions, concentrating specifically on its green data centers.

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Time offers glowing profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook in latest '100 Most Influential People' list

04/21/2016, 03:04 pm

Time Magazine on Thursday published the 2016 edition of its annual 100 Most Influential People list, once again including Apple CEO Tim Cook among its chosen politicians, artists, celebrities, and corporate executives.

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Apple's mysterious WWDC 2016 announcement: What does it mean?

04/21/2016, 12:04 pm

For as long as Apple has designed creative invitations to its media events, geeks have treated them as the technical equivalent of a Rorschach test. What secret clues might Apple have hidden in the latest WWDC missive? Probably nothing.

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Much of Apple's recovered e-waste likely legally mandated and not Apple-made

04/21/2016, 11:04 am

Much of the 90 million pounds in e-waste Apple collected during 2015 was legally obligated, handled by outside firms, and probably not from Apple products, an analysis has concluded.

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iCloud team reportedly plagued by infighting as Apple struggles to build new cloud infrastructure

04/21/2016, 10:04 am

Apple is working on a new internal structure for its cloud services, but the teams under the umbrella of iCloud have been involved in a political power struggle that has hampered development, according to a new report.

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Apple invention prevents headphone audio dropouts in hybrid wired/wireless designs

04/21/2016, 04:04 am

An Apple patent application covering a wireless hybrid headphone system was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, suggesting the company is continuing work on a Lightning-equipped audio product some expect will replace wired EarPods if and when iPhone ships without a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Apple, Google workers among top donors to Bernie Sanders campaign

04/20/2016, 12:04 pm

Google and Apple are among the most common employers of people donating to the campaign of Bernie Sanders, who's vying against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

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