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See Apple's rapid progress on new Campus 2 Visitor Center, Phase 2 R&D buildings

03/03/2016, 04:03 pm

Phase 2 of Apple's ambitious Campus 2 construction project is now well underway, with new testing workshops and facilities rising for research and development large enough for vehicle-size innovation work. Located between Phase 2 and the main "Spaceship Ring," Apple's new subterranean Theater and Visitor Center is also nearly complete.

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More parties back Apple in FBI encryption dispute via court letters, amicus briefs

03/03/2016, 04:03 pm

Apple on Thursday picked up more outside legal support in its refusal to build custom software for the FBI, which it wants to circumvent the passcode limit on the iPhone of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

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Off-Broadway musical 'The Crazy Ones' set to bring story of Steve Jobs to the stage

03/03/2016, 12:03 pm

A musical opening in New York City later this month, The Crazy Ones, will revolve around Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in some of earliest years at the company, including his internal and external conflicts.

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Amazon expands Alexa range with new Echo Dot and Tap portable speaker [u]

03/03/2016, 11:03 am

Amazon on Thursday launched two new versions of its Echo speaker, the Echo Dot and the Amazon Tap, offering more flexibility in the way people can use its Alexa voice assistant, a competitor to Apple's Siri. [Updated]

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Apple makes room for 500 employees in new San Francisco office

03/03/2016, 10:03 am

Apple is reportedly preparing to open its first major San Francisco office later this year, in what may be a concession to the competitive recruitment environment in Silicon Valley, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple rolls out @AppleSupport account to offer tech tips on Twitter

03/03/2016, 08:03 am

After many years as a bystander, Apple's rapid social media expansion continued Thursday with the launch of @AppleSupport on Twitter, a new account designed to offer users tips and tricks for their Apple products.

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UN freedom of expression expert to file brief supporting Apple in encryption row

03/02/2016, 07:03 pm

Adding to a growing list of amicus briefs filed in favor of Apple's pro-encryption stance in a high-profile legal battle with the FBI, United Nations free speech watchdog David Kaye reportedly plans to lodge a similar document supporting the company's arguments.

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ACLU, other pro-privacy groups submit amicus briefs in support of Apple in encryption debate

03/02/2016, 02:03 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union and two smaller pro-privacy organizations, Access Now and Wickr Foundation, have reportedly submitted amicus briefs supporting Apple in its refusal to help unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

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Allowing courts to decide on encryption would result in haphazard approach, claims Apple lawyer

03/02/2016, 01:03 pm

Appearing in a TV interview on Wednesday, Apple lawyer Ted Olson once again called for the U.S. Congress and not courts to decide whether the company can be made to crack a device's security, suggesting that relying on courts could deliver a piecemeal approach.

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Drone maker DJI's new Apple partnership inspired by customer crossover

03/02/2016, 12:03 pm

The majority of people who buy a DJI product are already invested in the Apple ecosystem, and use Apple devices to control, shoot and edit aerial footage from DJI drones, making the new partnership between the two companies a natural fit.

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Apple Pay dominates merchant mindshare for contactless payments, survey finds

03/02/2016, 09:03 am

A new poll of merchant processing partners has found that Apple Pay is by far the most desired tap-to-pay method, easily exceeding demand for rival services like Android Pay, PayPal and Samsung Pay.

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Video: new bird's eye view of Apple Campus 2 Spaceship, March 2016

03/02/2016, 05:03 am

Speaking to shareholders at the company's Annual Meeting on Friday, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook joked that he kept himself up to date on the progress of his Campus 2 "Spaceship" project by watching drone videos posted on the Internet. For Cook and everyone else that's interested, here's the latest progress update on Apple's new innovation center.

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US AG Lynch says FBI not asking Apple to break into iPhone, simply disable 'password blocker'

03/02/2016, 03:03 am

In a follow-up interview to her appearance at Tuesday's RSA security conference, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the FBI is not asking Apple to break into an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings, it only wants the company to disable built-in security safeguards.

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SleepHealth debuts as first ResearchKit app & study to support IBM Watson Health Cloud

03/02/2016, 01:03 am

Almost one year after IBM announced Watson Health Cloud, a cognitive computing platform built in partnership with Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, the computing giant on Tuesday debuted SleepHealth, an app and ResearchKit study investigating the connection between sleep habits and health.

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Apple's lead attorney frames encryption debate as digital arms race, says only US asking for privileged access

03/01/2016, 09:03 pm

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday meant to shed light on the contentious encryption debate, Apple's legal chief Bruce Sewell toed the company line with privacy rights and slippery slope arguments. He added, however, that America is the only country asking Apple to break its encryption amidst a wider cold war between tech industry players and nefarious agents.

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Apple's lease of old Sunnyvale Pepsi bottling plant hints at Project Titan expansion

03/01/2016, 07:03 pm

Apple recently leased a 96,000-square-foot warehouse in Sunnyvale, Calif., last used by Pepsi as a bottling plant in a move that grows the company's presence in an area previously tied to work on Project Titan, colloquially known as the "Apple Car."

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Apple participated in search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

03/01/2016, 06:03 pm

As part of testimony related to the ongoing San Bernardino iPhone encryption debate, Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell on Tuesday told members of the House Judiciary Committee that the company offered technical assistance to investigators searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after the plane was declared missing in 2014.

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Comey: 'Of course' FBI would leverage precedent in San Bernardino case

03/01/2016, 02:03 pm

Under questioning from members of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey admitted that his agency would "of course" seek to use the precedent gained from a win in the San Bernardino to unlock other phones.

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DJI unveils Phantom 4 drone with obstacle avoidance, new Apple partnership

03/01/2016, 11:03 am

Chinese drone maker DJI on Tuesday took the covers off its its latest camera drone, a $1,399 aerial photography platform that comes with a faster top speed, longer flight duration, and a new obstacle avoidance system to make piloting easier.

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Macs will be able to stream PS4 games over Wi-Fi 'soon,' Sony says

03/01/2016, 10:03 am

PlayStation 4 owners will soon be able to stream their games to a Mac or Windows PC via the console's Remote Play feature, Sony announced on Tuesday.

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