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Live from Apple's WWDC 2015: iOS 9, OS X 10.11, Apple Music and more

06/08/2015, 12:06 pm

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off with a keynote presentation, unveiling the company's upcoming products, including the next-generation versions of iOS and OS X. AppleInsider is there live in San Francisco with complete exclusive coverage of the company's big event.

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Tim Cook hints Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts could take stage today at WWDC

06/08/2015, 09:06 am

In an interview about the need for diversity in the tech industry, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook hinted that women will be prominently featured onstage at today's WWDC keynote, which could mean the highly anticipated on-stage debut of retail chief Angela Ahrendts.

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Apple to spend 'billions' on private network infrastructure in bid to increase cloud capacity

06/08/2015, 08:06 am

Apple has reportedly embarked on an ambitious project to create a new high-speed private network --powered by bespoke hardware and software -- between its datacenters in an effort to deal with the constantly-increasing demand for storage and transfer capacity in the cloud.

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Review: Phiaton's BT 220 NC earbuds may sound good but are awkward to use

06/06/2015, 03:06 pm

Phiaton's BT 220 NC earbuds will certainly do the job for people who need a pair of Bluetooth headphones for their iPhone or iPad, but some basic inconveniences keep it from being something to recommend.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, TV delays, HomeKit & more

06/06/2015, 03:06 am

This week saw a flurry of last-minute rumors emerge about Apple's planned WWDC 2015 announcements -- including streaming music, and the absence of highly-anticipated TV offerings.

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Apple to allow limited WWDC streaming at AltConf

06/05/2015, 08:06 pm

After threatening to pursue legal action against AltConf over plans to stream WWDC content at an unaffiliated conference, Apple on Friday agreed to grant limited access to keynote and Platforms State of the Union presentations.

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Apple reportedly horning in on corporate bond issues, bypassing asset management firms

06/05/2015, 06:06 pm

Apple is among an elite cadre of cash-rich tech companies buying up corporate debt as a way to grow their coffers without befalling U.S. repatriation taxes, a report said Friday.

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Apple boots contractor Skanska from Campus 2 project - report [u]

06/05/2015, 12:06 pm

Swedish contractor Skanska AB will reportedly not be allowed to continue working on Apple's multi-billion dollar "spaceship" campus once its current projects are completed, a move that could be related to rising costs and delays in construction.

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AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, Apple TV, HomeKit, Metaio & much more

06/05/2015, 11:06 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss Apple's acquisition of augmented reality company Metaio, our WWDC predictions, Apple TV, and Apple HomeKit. Shane and Neil have a word to say on what they wish for Apple TV, and we have a special interview with Joe Dada, CEO of HomeKit accessory maker Insteon.

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Inside Apple UK: Lavish London stores welcome Apple Watch buyers, but so far only to look

06/05/2015, 06:06 am

London -- one of the most expensive cities in the world -- has prime exposure to Apple Watch, both in high-end boutiques and in two of Apple's own most impressive retail flagship stores, among the 38 total stores in the United Kingdom. Actually buying the new device in those stores, however, remains frustratingly difficult, at least for now.

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Apple prohibits AltConf from streaming WWDC content

06/04/2015, 08:06 pm

It appears Apple is instituting tight control over WWDC content for 2015, as the company on Thursday threatened legal action against AltConf if it moved forward with plans to stream the yearly keynote and subsequent sessions to attendees at an offsite location.

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New charity auction offers chance to tour Apple HQ with Education VP John Couch

06/04/2015, 12:06 pm

Apple on Thursday launched another auction through Charitybuzz, offering the winner a chance to tour the company's Cupertino, Calif. headquarters with VP of Education John Couch.

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Dish Network in talks to merge with T-Mobile US, could pose challenge to Apple TV service

06/04/2015, 09:06 am

Dish Network is in talks to merge with T-Mobile U.S., a report said on Thursday, and while major details remain unsorted, the companies are believed to be closely aligned about what a resulting entity would look like -- one that might pose a threat to Apple's rumored subscription TV service.

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Jawbone UP fitness bands to return to Apple Store in June

06/04/2015, 05:06 am

After expunging most Jawbone fitness trackers -- along with other health-related wearables -- from its retail stores, Apple will soon carry stock of the firm's latest UP2 and UP3 gadgets.

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Tidal gets Mac beta software, Google Drive for iOS switches to Material Design

06/03/2015, 04:06 pm

Music service Tidal on Wednesday announced beta Mac and Windows clients, as well as discounted student tiers, while Google updated the iOS version of Drive with Material Design and other improvements.

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What to expect from Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote: iOS 9, OS X 10.11, new Apple TV, more [u]

06/03/2015, 02:06 pm

Apple is gearing up for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, set to kick off with a keynote presentation next Monday where the company is expected to announce a number of new products, including the next generations of its iOS and OS X platforms, as well as an all-new Apple TV set-top box.

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Job listing reveals Apple Maps will become available cross-platform via the Web

06/03/2015, 08:06 am

While Apple Maps is currently restricted to dedicated apps on iOS and OS X, that will change, as a new job listing from Apple reveals the company plans to make its mapping service available cross-platform on the Web.

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Apple's Cook speaks out against public, private data harvesting policies

06/02/2015, 06:06 pm

At the Electronic Privacy Information Center's Champions of Freedom event on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered an impassioned speech about public and private sector data collection, emphasizing consumers need data privacy, strong security and the right to encryption.

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Senate passes USA Freedom Act, restores some NSA surveillance powers

06/02/2015, 05:06 pm

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed the U.S.A. Freedom Act, a bill which restores certain surveillance powers to the National Security Agency while curtailing some of its greater excesses.

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New 'Batteriser' could help your Magic Mouse & Trackpad batteries run 8x longer

06/02/2015, 03:06 pm

A small, steel-and-silicon sleeve designed to slip over standard alkaline batteries promises to let those disposable cells run up to eight times longer, saving consumers money and frustration.

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