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This week on AI: App Store shakeup, new Apple Watch bands, Apple sells energy & more

06/11/2016, 04:06 am

Newsmakers mostly held their collective breath ahead of next week's WWDC in San Francisco, but Apple surprised developers by announcing some major changes to the App Store, some of which will take effect as soon as Monday.

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Apple prepares San Francisco venues for WWDC 2016

06/10/2016, 10:06 pm

As it does every year, Apple on Friday began to decorate the two main San Francisco venues that will host this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, installing banners, flags, utility equipment and more.

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Bluetooth 5 to debut next week with 4X speed, 2X range of Bluetooth 4.2

06/10/2016, 07:06 pm

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group on Friday pegged an official June announcement date for Bluetooth 5, a next-generation near-range wireless transmission technology set to feature substantial performance gains over the existing Bluetooth 4.2 protocol.

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Amazon preparing standalone streaming music service to compete with Spotify, Apple Music

06/10/2016, 05:06 pm

Putting it in more direct competition with rivals, Amazon is readying a standalone music streaming service independent of regular Prime subscriptions, a report claimed on Friday.

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Apple signs deal to harness energy from landfill gas in North Carolina

06/10/2016, 11:06 am

Continuing the company's efforts in green energy, Apple and North Carolina's Catawba County have reportedly signed a 16-year lease agreement that will let it build a plant generating power from landfill gas.

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iOS 10, macOS, MacBook Pro: AppleInsider podcast breaks down the rumors ahead of WWDC

06/10/2016, 08:06 am

This week, the AppleInsider podcast discusses the latest in WWDC rumors, including new MacBook Pros, what to expect from new versions of iOS and OS X, the next watchOS and the future of the Apple Watch, and much more.

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Imposters again target NYC Apple Store, pilfer $16,000 in iPhones

06/09/2016, 11:06 pm

New York's Apple Stores have been hit by a rash of burglaries perpetrated by thieves employee lookalikes, the latest heist seeing more than $16,000 worth of iPhones swiped from the company's swanky SoHo outlet.

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Rumor: Apple to debut iMessage for Android at WWDC 2016

06/09/2016, 07:06 pm

An unconfirmed, and somewhat tenuous, rumor on Thursday claims iMessage will be Apple's next Android release, with the company potentially planning a debut next week at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Apple establishes 'Apple Energy' to resell green energy back to providers

06/09/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple has established a new subsidiary firm, "Apple Energy LLC," geared towards reselling surplus energy from the company's solar farms back to local grid systems.

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DOJ urges Supreme Court to return Apple vs. Samsung patent case to lower court

06/08/2016, 10:06 pm

The Justice Department on Wednesday filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Apple's appellate court win over Samsung in a nearly five-year-old patent dispute, a decision that would inevitably lead to a new round of litigation.

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Google to ape Apple's 'Subscriptions 2.0' payout policy without customer retention stipulation

06/08/2016, 06:06 pm

After Apple announced an upcoming change to its App Store revenue sharing policies that will net developers a larger cut for customers who maintain a subscription for more than one year, a report now says Google plans to offer identical terms -- minus the probationary period.

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Withings' Body Cardio scale delivers at-home heart health monitoring

06/08/2016, 05:06 pm

Withings on Wednesday launched a fourth-generation Wi-Fi connected scale called Body Cardio, offering users access to cutting edge cardiovascular health measurements formerly restricted to clinical settings, and other key health metrics, right on their iPhone.

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Apple employees raise Tim Cook to 8th place in Glassdoor CEO rankings

06/08/2016, 02:06 pm

An anonymous poll of employees at Apple has given Chief Executive Tim Cook a 96 percent approval rating, ranking him No. 8 among U.S. companies surveyed for Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards.

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Gamevice iOS gaming controllers gain prime real estate at Apple retail stores

06/08/2016, 10:06 am

Apple has once again chosen to spotlight a third-party product with prime shelf space at its retail stores, partnering with Gamevice to push sales of its lineup of iOS-compatible gaming controllers.

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Apple's WWDC live stream webpage goes live ahead of June 13 keynote

06/07/2016, 04:06 pm

In preparation of next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple on Tuesday activated a landing page for its upcoming keynote live stream, inviting those unable to attend in person to take part in the online broadcast.

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Microsoft throwing developer party at Apple's WWDC, says its iOS apps set 'gold standard'

06/07/2016, 04:06 pm

Microsoft wants to inject its own software and services into the agenda for Apple's Worldwide Developers conference next week, hoping to lure attendees to an offsite afterparty with the promise of drinks and prizes.

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Apple issues latest iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 betas to public testers

06/07/2016, 01:06 pm

Members of Apple's public beta testing program can now access the latest builds of both iOS 9.3.3 and OS X 10.11.6, a day after the pre-release software was provided to registered developers.

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Apple begins hiring for 'several' Mexican Apple Stores

06/07/2016, 11:06 am

Apple is ramping up hiring for "several" stores in Mexico, despite having yet to launch its first one in the country, according to job listings shared on Tuesday.

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Apple patents liquid resistant speaker port, bone conducting headphones

06/07/2016, 03:06 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent covering water-resistant iPhone speakers, hinting at a potential ruggedized handset, as well as a property detailing bone conduction technology that might one day deliver advanced noise cancellation to EarPods headsets.

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Spotify hires manager Troy Carter to challenge Apple & others on exclusive content

06/06/2016, 05:06 pm

Apple's chief competitor in the streaming music space, Spotify, is reportedly hiring Troy Carter, a high-profile manager best known for artists like Lady Gaga, Meghan Trainor, and John Legend.

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