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Apple designer Jony Ive receives honorary doctorate from University of Oxford

06/23/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, was one of nine "distinguished" people to receive an honorary doctorate on Wednesday from the University of Oxford.

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Apple invents stylus with touch-sensitive body, ambidextrous 'Reachability' UI for iOS

06/23/2016, 05:06 am

A pair of Apple patent applications published Thursday indicate research into alternative input methods for iOS, namely a touch sensitive stylus and a device capable of customizing a user interface based on whether a user is holding it in their left or right hand.

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Ex-Apple employees aim to revolutionize open-source network standards

06/22/2016, 04:06 pm

A team of ex-Apple employees, led by former global data center network manager Jason Forrester, are aiming to overturn the ancient regime of proprietary standards for basic switches and routers and replace it with truly open-source standards that any user can customize.

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Amazon launches thinner, lighter $80 Kindle e-reader with double storage

06/22/2016, 12:06 pm

Amazon on Wednesday announced its latest entry-level black-and-white Kindle reader priced at $79.99, featuring a more rounded design than previous models, for easy holding in one hand or at any angle.

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New FAA drone rules open up US skies to limited commercial flights

06/21/2016, 03:06 pm

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday released new drone regulations that will allow limited commercial, research, and rescue flights, among other purposes.

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Apple issues third developer & public betas of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6, tvOS 9.2.2

06/21/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated both its ongoing developer and public betas, with the release of new builds of OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3, and tvOS 9.2.2 [updated].

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Twitter, Vine expand video limit to 140 seconds

06/21/2016, 12:06 pm

The duration of videos posted to Twitter has been expanded from a 30 second limit to 140 seconds --matching the numerical 140 character limit for text posts.

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Apple opens registrations for children's Apple Camps at US retail stores

06/21/2016, 11:06 am

Apple on Tuesday began taking reservations for its annual summer "Apple Camps," which invite children aged 8 to 12 to participate in workshops at the company's retail stores, where they're exposed to Apple products while learning various high-tech skills.

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Browser-based Apple Pay predicted to chip away at PayPal's dominance with both consumers & merchants

06/21/2016, 10:06 am

Convenience and brand recognition should help Apple Pay on the web pose a serious threat to PayPal right out of the gate, a new analysis predicts, forecasting that Apple's new browser-based payment service will see a major overlap with PayPal acceptance when it launches this fall.

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Adobe updates Creative Cloud with deep Stock integration, content-aware crop for Photoshop CC and more

06/21/2016, 09:06 am

Adobe on Tuesday released a set of substantial updates to its Creative Cloud family of products and services, including tight Adobe Stock integration and advanced technologies like facial recognition and content-aware photo cropping.

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Apple customers to receive $400M iBooks settlement payments on Tuesday

06/20/2016, 09:06 pm

Customers impacted by Apple's alleged iBooks price fixing scheme will this week receive settlement payments in the form of store credit or checks for up to $6.83 per e-book, the law firm representing plaintiffs in the case announced on Monday.

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Apple's differential privacy analyzes the group, protects the individual

06/20/2016, 06:06 pm

Apple's incorporation of differential privacy in its data collection efforts marks the first wide scale use of the technique, according to Prof. Aaron Roth, the University of Pennsylvania mathematician who "literally wrote the book" on it, as Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, said at WWDC on June 13.

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Tim Cook to host fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan, other Republicans

06/20/2016, 04:06 pm

After Apple refused to back this election cycle's Republican national convention, a report on Monday claims CEO Tim Cook next week will host a fundraiser for sitting U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other House Republicans.

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Apple Music rival Spotify tops 100 million subscribers, 30 million paid listeners

06/20/2016, 02:06 pm

Spotify on Monday announced that it had surpassed 100 million subscribers, including 30 million paid customers, keeping it firmly ahead of Apple Music and other rivals in the streaming music space.

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India eases rules on local sourcing, paves way for country's first Apple Stores

06/20/2016, 10:06 am

The Indian government on Monday announced loosened policies towards local sourcing by foreign retailers, likely setting the stage for Apple launching its first stores in the country.

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Apple refuses to back GOP convention because of Trump politics

06/18/2016, 04:06 pm

Despite having provided aid in the past, Apple is withholding financial and technological support from this year's Republican presidential convention -- owing to controversial positions by candidate Donald Trump, a report claimed on Saturday.

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This week on AI: iOS 10, macOS Sierra & watchOS 3 lead WWDC reveals

06/18/2016, 03:06 am

Apple's WWDC keynote provided plenty of news fodder this week, including the announcements of macOS Sierra, iOS 10, and watchOS 3 -- plus many other technologies coming soon to Apple devices.

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Apple led effort to remove rifle emoji from Unicode 9.0, report says

06/17/2016, 05:06 pm

A proposed rifle emoji initially set for release as part of Unicode 9.0 was removed from consideration after Unicode Consortium delegates representing Apple and Microsoft expressed disapproval of its inclusion, a report said Friday.

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AppleInsider podcast talks to former Apple evangelist Matt Sephton, wraps up WWDC

06/17/2016, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider former Apple technology evangelist Matt Sephton joins Victor to talk about his perspective on the week's WWDC news and shares a Steve Jobs story. Mikey chimes in with his favorite upcoming iOS 10, macOS, watchOS 3 and tvOS features.

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JP Morgan downgrades Apple stock expectations on negative macro trends, Apple Watch forecast

06/16/2016, 10:06 pm

For all the new software platform features Apple announced this week at WWDC, including a glimpse at future iOS product capabilities and internet services enhancements, JP Morgan remains cool to the company's stock prospects for 2016.

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