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Apple to turn Lane Tech into 'Center for Excellence' for training teachers on Swift

03/28/2018, 11:03 am

Apple on Wednesday announced a partnership with Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University, which will establish a "Center for Excellence" at Lane Tech College Prep High School -- the place where Apple held its Tuesday iPad event.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Revolution: Apple Changing the World' interview records this morning

03/28/2018, 10:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be taking part in a town hall-style interview later today, which will be recorded for MSNBC's 'Revolution: Apple Changing the World' special at Chicago's Lane Tech College Prep High School, talking about Apple's educational efforts and its latest product launches.

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Google faces $9 billion in damages after ripping off Java in Android

03/28/2018, 05:03 am

A lawsuit seeking damages from Google over its willful appropriation of Java as the basis of its Android operating system has been slowly grinding through the courts for most of the last decade. It has finally concluded that Google's taking of Java "was not fair" use, opening up Google to billions in damages.

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Investigation finds FBI did not exhaust all options before taking Apple to trial in San Bernardino case

03/27/2018, 08:03 pm

An investigation into the FBI's aggressive attempt to force Apple to assist in the unlocking of an iPhone tied to 2016's San Bernardino shooting suggests a lack of communication, red tape and perhaps political motives were at play in taking the case to court.

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'Field Trip' schedule emphasizes education focus of Apple event

03/27/2018, 09:03 am

Apple has started to issue itineraries to attendees of its 'Field Trip' event later today, with the schedule further emphasizing the presentation and following sessions will be heavily focused on education-related topics, including teaching students how to code.

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Apple supplier Foxconn buys Belkin, Linksys, Wemo for $866M

03/26/2018, 09:03 pm

A subsidiary of longtime Apple supply partner Foxconn on Monday announced the acquisition of popular accessory maker Belkin, which also owns Linksys, Phyn and Wemo brands, for approximately $866 million.

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Apple opens application process for 350 WWDC scholarships

03/26/2018, 06:03 pm

As it has done in most other years, Apple has started taking WWDC scholarship applications for attendees that could not otherwise afford to attend the $1500 event.

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Live from Apple's 'Field Trip' education event in Chicago

03/26/2018, 06:03 pm

Join AppleInsider as we provide live coverage of Apple's "Let's take a field trip" event from Chicago's Lane Tech College Prep High School on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. CDT (11:00 a.m. EDT, 8 a.m. PDT), where the company is expected to discuss educational initiatives and perhaps unveil new hardware.

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FTC confirms Facebook probe over Cambridge Analytica user data fiasco

03/26/2018, 12:03 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating Facebook's privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, confirming in a statement the existence of a probe into the social network's activities after settling an earlier investigation with a consent decree in 2011.

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Craig Federighi argues against renewed push for law enforcement backdoor to iPhone

03/26/2018, 09:03 am

Apple's senior VP of software engineering maintained the company's hard line on encryption in response to a story saying the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice are renewing their pursuit of backdoors for searches by law enforcement.

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If you don't want to delete your Facebook account, here's how to cut back

03/25/2018, 03:03 pm

Facebook tests the limits of people's tolerance for use of private information, as well as over regular changing of privacy settings for their users with little or no notice. Obviously, you can delete your Facebook account, but what if you're not ready to purge everything?

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Tim Cook speaks out on Cambridge Analytica debacle, calls for stricter consumer privacy safeguards

03/24/2018, 10:03 am

At the China Development Forum this weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about Facebook's misuse of customer data, and sounded the call for stricter rules across the board on what companies are allowed to do with harvested information.

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This week on AI: Apple's secret MicroLED lab, new iPad on March 27 & more

03/24/2018, 01:03 am

Far-flung technologies played an important role this week, but there were also rumors about next week's "Field Trip" event, shakeups at Apple, and the financial hit Apple might soon take in Europe.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says 'calm heads' needed in looming China, U.S. trade war

03/24/2018, 12:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook made his first public appearance at the China Development Forum on Saturday, offering brief commentary on fears of a pending trade war with China sparked by President Donald Trump's trade tariffs.

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Spotify, Apple Music responsible for both rebound of music industry and dying physical media sales

03/23/2018, 09:03 pm

Recorded music revenue jumped by double digits last year, thanks to revenue growth from Apple, Spotify and other streaming services, according to a new report from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the music industry's lobbying group

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Apple-supported CLOUD Act passes Congress, will change how governments share data

03/23/2018, 05:03 pm

The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act, a piece of legislation that would change international rules about sharing of data among governments, passed Congress Thursday, as part of the omnibus spending bill, and the president signed it into law.

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WWDC 2018 ticket lottery concludes, Apple sending emails to the victors

03/23/2018, 03:03 pm

Having closed its ticket lottery on Thursday, Apple is now informing developers of their selection for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, scheduled to start June 4 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Revolution: Apple Changing the World' interview airs April 6

03/23/2018, 03:03 pm

MSNBC will be airing an interview featuring Apple CEO Tim Cook on April 6 as part of a town hall event series, with the interview discussing the impact of technology in education, including the company's plans to change the way children and adults learn in the future.

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Some early Samsung Galaxy S9 owners beset by touchscreen, data, lens flare issues

03/23/2018, 11:03 am

Some owners of Apple's chief competition against the iPhone X -- the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ -- are encountering problems with the responsiveness of touchscreens, excessive lens flare, and inaccurate data use tracking according to user complaints on assorted forums.

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Video: As Dropbox IPO goes live, should you consider switching to iCloud Drive?

03/23/2018, 09:03 am

As Dropbox goes public, AppleInsider examines if it is time to consider whether you should stay put with iCloud Drive, or fully embrace Dropbox for your cloud storage needs.

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