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Head of Samsung brought in for second round of questioning in Korean corruption scandal

02/13/2017, 12:02 pm

The acting head of Apple rival Samsung appeared at Korean special prosecutor's office on Monday for a second instance of questioning around influence-peddling allegations, which involve President Park Geun-hye and her close friend Choi Soon-sil.

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Apple sponsors San Francisco BSides security conference

02/13/2017, 12:02 am

BSides, a two day "open forum for discussion and debate for security engineers and their affiliates" being held today and tomorrow in San Francisco, received a public contributing sponsorship from Apple, underlining the increasing efforts of the company to participate in academic research and publishing related to security, privacy and other research goals.

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Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' series principal filming concludes -- report

02/11/2017, 03:02 pm

An anonymous source familiar with the matter claiming to be involved in production of the series reports that Apple has wrapped up documentary series "Planet of the Apps" on an Apple-constructed set near Hollywood.

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This week on AI: $1,000+ 'iPhone X,' Apple opposes Trump immigration ban, AR glasses in 2017 & more

02/11/2017, 02:02 am

A jam-packed news week offered numerous rumors about Apple's "iPhone X" and other future devices, as well as a fair share of politics including Apple opposing President Trump's immigration ban, and CEO Tim Cook meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Tim Cook says AR is a 'big idea,' likens tech to smartphone

02/10/2017, 07:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continues to drop hints about the company's ambitions to enter the augmented reality space, most recently saying the technology is "for everyone," much like the now ubiquitous smartphone.

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Apple Pay VP says Australian banks short-circuited adoption by sidestepping talks

02/10/2017, 12:02 pm

The VP in charge of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, criticized hold-out Australian banks in an interview published on Friday, arguing that they were too quick to jump to legal action rather than talk with Apple.

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Apple's Tim Cook visits UK's Regent Street store, Tate gallery & ustwo Games, talks 'fake news' in interview

02/10/2017, 09:02 am

As a part of his ongoing European tour, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday visited the U.K.'s famous Tate Britain gallery as well as "Monument Valley" developers ustwo Games, and discussed the issue of fake news in an interview with "Good Morning Britain." On Friday he also appeared at the company's flagship store in the country, based on Regent Street in London.

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B&O Beoplay H4 $299 wireless headphones launch with iOS app, Apple Watch controls

02/09/2017, 02:02 pm

B&O Play has launched the Beoplay H4 wireless headphones, the Bang & Olufen brand's cheapest wireless option in its over-ear headphone range, with users able to alter the settings of the headset from an Apple Watch.

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Researchers find iCloud storing Safari history & Google search data for years, Apple now deletes data older than 2 weeks

02/09/2017, 11:02 am

iCloud-stored Safari browser history was discovered to be stored on iCloud and accessible by an update to a newly-updated forensics data gathering suite for over a year even after deletion -- but Apple has already taken steps to rectify the problem.

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Apple begins recruiting for unannounced store in downtown Vienna [u]

02/09/2017, 10:02 am

Apple's rumored store in the Austrian capital of Vienna was confirmed on Thursday, as the company posted job listings for an unspecified location in the city [updated with confirmation].

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Apple's Tim Cook talks Brexit & more with UK Prime Minister Theresa May [u]

02/09/2017, 09:02 am

In a Downing Street meeting on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May discussed a variety of topics, including local Apple investments and May's plans to withdraw her country from the European Union following a 2016 referendum [updated with more info on Cook's UK visit].

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Future Apple Watch owners might exchange data with a handshake or fist bump

02/09/2017, 05:02 am

An Apple patent application uncovered on Thursday details a method of triggering the automatic exchange of information between two wearables with a simple greeting gesture, like a wave or fist-bump.

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Apple invents stretchable display backed by mesh-like elastomer

02/09/2017, 05:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application hinting at the company's plans to build an advanced iPhone, or other personal device, with an exceedingly flexible display.

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Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs as inspiration, immigration executive order at University of Glasgow

02/08/2017, 03:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at his honorary degree ceremony at the University of Glasgow, discussing what motivations graduates should use for employment, President Trump's immigration executive order, and Steve Jobs as his main professional inspiration.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Glasgow, Scotland store prior to honorary degree award

02/08/2017, 02:02 pm

On his way to receive an honorary degree at University of Glasgow, Apple CEO Tim Cook stopped by the Glasgow Buchanan Street Apple store for about 15 minutes.

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Sharp said to take lead role in $7 billion US manufacturing plant construction

02/08/2017, 09:02 am

A long-discussed manufacturing plant, said to be built by Apple manufacturer Foxconn or its subsidiary Sharp, may break ground as soon as the summer of 2017 with Sharp at the helm, according to a new report

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See how Apple's growth in Greater China could once again top European revenue

02/07/2017, 10:02 pm

Apple's success in Greater China has wavered slightly over the last year, with the region now bringing in less revenue for the company than Europe, but data suggests the market has every chance of bouncing back and re-overtaking Europe's sales figures.

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Apple seeks to position Metal as part of new 3D graphics standard for web

02/07/2017, 10:02 pm

Apple's WebKit team on Tuesday proposed a new Community Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that will focus on developing a new standard API, perhaps based on Metal, for accelerating GPU-based 3D graphics and general computation for the web.

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Apple v. Samsung remanded back to court where legal battle began

02/07/2017, 05:02 pm

After five years and a through America's legal system, including a sojourn to the highest court in the land, Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung is returning to where it began.

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Apple VP of enterprise sales makes unexpected departure

02/07/2017, 04:02 pm

An Apple vice president responsible for government and enterprise sales, John Solomon, has reportedly left the company for reasons unknown.

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