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AppleInsider podcast talks the future of HomeKit, hedge funds and AAPL, India, plus 'iPhone 7'

05/20/2016, 08:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, we talk about Google's new Home speaker announced at I/O 2016 and what it could mean for Apple's Siri and HomeKit. Plus, we discuss Fitbit's purchase of Coin, Android Pay, Tim Cook's trip to India, and the latest "iPhone 7" scuttlebutt.

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Apple environment chief visits rural Indian school where donated iPads are part of curriculum

05/19/2016, 08:05 pm

As part of Apple's tour of India, the company's environment and government affairs chief Lisa Jackson visited a school in Rajasthan this week to meet with so-called "solar mamas," or women trained in the manufacture and assembly of solar lamps build solar powered lanterns.

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Apple unveils Union Square store in San Francisco ahead of Saturday opening

05/19/2016, 02:05 pm

Apple on Thursday revealed more details about its new Union Square outlet in San Francisco -- launching on Saturday -- including design features present in other recent Apple Stores, as well as some traits unique to the location.

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Apple's Tim Cook attends dinner party with Bollywood celebrities

05/19/2016, 11:05 am

In the middle of his ongoing trip to India, Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a dinner party on Wednesday night hosted by actor/producer Shah Rukh Khan, where several other Bollywood celebrities were also present.

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Donald Trump, who called for a boycott of Apple, reveals he owns over $1M in company stock

05/19/2016, 11:05 am

New financial documents disclosed by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reveal that the brash billionaire owns a stake in Apple, despite the fact that he called for a boycott of the company over its strong security practices.

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Apple opens Maps development center in Hyderabad, India

05/19/2016, 12:05 am

Hot on the heels of revealing plans for an iOS app design and development facility in Bengaluru, Apple on Thursday local time announced the opening of an office in Hyderabad tasked with accelerating development of Maps products for iOS, Mac and Apple Watch.

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Apple reminds developers of impending iAd App Network shutdown, APIs to be deprecated

05/18/2016, 09:05 pm

Apple in an email blast on Wednesday reminded developers of the impending iAd App Network shutdown that will bring an end to monetization revenues and app promotion on June 30, as scheduled.

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Apple mulls permanent expansion of Fifth Avenue store, feels 'entitled' to cut-rate FAO Schwarz lease

05/18/2016, 06:05 pm

Apple's plan to temporarily relocate its flagship Fifth Avenue store from the base of the GM building to the old FAO Schwartz location has apparently evolved into a desire to permanently occupy the space -- and without paying the going rate for rent.

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I/O 2016: Android Pay coming to ATMs & mobile Chrome users

05/18/2016, 05:05 pm

Widening the battleground with Apple Pay, Google on Wednesday announced that Android Pay will soon be usable at some ATMs, as well as by mobile Chrome users.

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I/O 2016: Google launches Android N beta with speed boosts, VR hooks & iOS-drawn improvements

05/18/2016, 03:05 pm

At the beginning of its I/O developer conference on Wednesday, Google revealed that the next major version of Android -- codenamed "Android N" -- is launching in beta later today, and will introduce features like better performance, improved multitasking, and even virtual reality support when it officially arrives in late summer.

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I/O 2016: Google Allo smart messenger and Duo video calling coming to iOS, Android this summer

05/18/2016, 02:05 pm

Google hopes to shake up the mobile communications landscape this summer with a cross-platform release of both Allo, a new smart messenger, and Duo, a simplified one-to-one video calling service.

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I/O 2016: Google's new Home hardware takes on Apple's HomeKit and Siri

05/18/2016, 02:05 pm

The smart home battle between Apple, Google and others continues to heat up, with Google on Wednesday announcing Home, a new voice-activated hardware kit that brings the Google assistant service to any room in your house.

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Fitbit buys Coin assets, makes plans to enter same mobile payment space as Apple Pay

05/18/2016, 01:05 pm

Fitbit on Wednesday announced the purchase of Coin's wearable payments assets, a takeover which should put Fitbit on a path to launching its own mobile payments technology sometime in 2017, and hence competing even more closely with Apple.

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Didi Chuxing president hints at tech link for Apple's $1 billion investment

05/18/2016, 10:05 am

In a TV interview, Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu dropped more hints about the possible reasons for Apple's $1 billion investment, suggesting a technological connection.

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Apple to open iOS app design and development accelerator in India in 2017

05/18/2016, 12:05 am

As expected, Apple late Tuesday announced plans to open a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India, where developers will learn a variety of skills for coding on Apple's software platforms.

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Apple to expand Indian development center, announce accelerator program for startups

05/17/2016, 10:05 am

Coinciding with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook's first-ever visit to India, the iPhone maker will reportedly make a pair of key announcements for the emerging market, related to software development and local start-up companies.

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Apple imagines citywide ground-based navigation infrastructure to augment, replace GPS

05/17/2016, 06:05 am

In a patent awarded to Apple on Tuesday, the company imagines entire cities outfitted with low-power wireless transmitters capable of sending pinpoint-accurate location data, as well as dynamic environmental alerts, to iPhones and in-car navigation systems.

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Apple products subject of secretive Chinese cybersecurity audits, report says

05/16/2016, 09:05 pm

A Chinese government committee is closely examining encryption and data storage technology products imported by foreign corporations, including Apple, in a bid to protect against national security threats, according to a report on Monday.

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Apple adds Chinese music, instruments, social media sharing in latest GarageBand update

05/16/2016, 07:05 pm

In its latest play at the Chinese market, Apple on Monday released an updated version of GarageBand with a heavy focus on Chinese music, introducing new regional instruments, Chinese music loops and Chinese language localization, among other feature additions like social network sharing.

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Google Chrome to phase out Adobe Flash later this year

05/16/2016, 06:05 pm

Google has revealed plans to switch from the venerable -- but much maligned -- Adobe Flash to HTML5 as the default method for delivering audio and video in its Chrome Web browser.

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