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Apple to pay $25M to settle patent infringement lawsuit, license technology

07/08/2016, 07:07 pm

Apple has agreed to pay $25 million to non-practicing entity Network-1 Technologies to settle a patent infringement lawsuit over technology relating to iTunes Cover Flow and OS X search features including Spotlight and Time Machine.

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Apple releases searchable WWDC 2016 session text transcripts

07/08/2016, 05:07 pm

Developers seeking additional information from Apple's more than 125 Worldwide Developers Conference session videos can now narrow down results thanks to searchable text transcripts released on Friday.

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Apple, 67 other businesses file against North Carolina's HB2 'bathroom' law

07/08/2016, 05:07 pm

Apple and 67 other businesses have signed a new amicus brief, supporting the U.S. Justice Department's efforts to halt the enforcement of HB2, a North Carolina law forcing people to use bathrooms corresponding to their birth gender.

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ESPN working on first-ever streaming TV package - report

07/08/2016, 01:07 pm

Disney-owned ESPN will soon be announcing its first Web-based TV streaming package, although it will only be a small step towards a full-scale online service, according to a new report.

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AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10 beta 2, Lightning headphones, 'iPhone 7' rumors

07/08/2016, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss the latest updates found in iOS 10 beta 2. They also wrap up all the current "iPhone 7" rumors, discuss the current state of Lightning-connected headphones, and talk about the new Mac malware (and why you don't need to worry too much about it).

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for racial equality in light of US shooting deaths

07/08/2016, 12:07 am

In light of two fatal police shootings of black men in as many days, Apple chief executive Tim Cook voiced a call for justice on Thursday, calling the recent events "senseless killings."

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Apple's new 'starter guides' help educators integrate iPad, iOS into curriculum

07/07/2016, 07:07 pm

In a bid to extend its reach into the educational technology market, Apple on Thursday released a set of guidebooks designed to help educators better implement products like iPad and iOS apps into classroom activities.

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Apple's use of web carousels target of new patent lawsuit

07/07/2016, 06:07 pm

A Pennsylvania man is suing Apple for using carousels on its website, claiming the common web user interface is in infringement of patented technology dating back to 2008.

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Lunch with Apple's Bozoma Saint John up for charity auction

07/07/2016, 01:07 pm

A "power lunch" with the chief of global consumer marketing for Apple Music and iTunes Bozoma Saint John is up for auction, with the proceeds benefitting the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

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Audible's new Channels service pits Amazon against Apple in podcasts

07/07/2016, 11:07 am

Amazon's Audible division on Thursday launched Channels, a service with exclusive short-form audio content that looks to challenge Apple's current dominance of the podcasting space.

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Apple rival Samsung posts high Q2 profits on rebounding phone division

07/07/2016, 09:07 am

Korea's Samsung on Thursday reported its highest quarterly profits in two years -- likely based on smartphones, despite intense competition from Apple and Chinese firms like Huawei.

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Apple's Tim Cook & Eddy Cue return to annual Sun Valley retreat

07/06/2016, 04:07 pm

For the fifth time in a row, Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly attending the annual Sun Valley retreat in Idaho, which plays host to rich elites from the corporate and political worlds.

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Apple joins wide array of tech companies in fight to kill EU's 'Cookie Law'

07/06/2016, 12:07 pm

Apple and a cadre of other tech companies are fighting the European Union's so-called "Cookie Law," lobbying the organization for more refined laws that aim to strike a balance between user privacy and data collected by providers.

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Apple issues second developer betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10

07/05/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the second pre-release beta builds for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10, arriving more than three weeks after the platforms were announced at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Apple using lower parts quotes, new suppliers to keep up high profit margins - report

07/05/2016, 09:07 am

A variety of Apple suppliers -- including some stalwarts -- are reportedly being hit by lower price quotes from the company, which is likewise said to be searching for new suppliers to maintain high profit margins on its products.

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Apple sued by Chinese media regulator over streaming of 1994 propaganda film

07/04/2016, 08:07 pm

A subsidiary of China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) is suing Apple and streaming service Youku Tudou for causing "huge economic losses" through infringement of exclusive online distribution rights to a war film first aired in 1994.

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Second hacker pleads guilty to role in celebrity iCloud, Gmail phishing scheme

07/04/2016, 06:07 pm

A Chicago man implicated in a phishing scheme targeting more than 300 iCloud and Google Gmail users, including the personal accounts of numerous Hollywood celebrities, faces up to five years in federal prison after signing a plea deal last week.

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Samsung not separating OLED business [updated]

07/04/2016, 08:07 am

Samsung Display, the largest OLED manufacturer in the world and a key display supplier for Apple's entire range of products, was rumored to spin off its OLED business as a separate entity from its money-losing LCD operations. But the company later issued a statement denying the report [updated]

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Review: Audeze Sine delivers planar magnetic magic to the masses

07/03/2016, 03:07 am

Audeze is one of only a handful of manufacturers to produce headphones with planar magnetic drivers, a technology promising higher fidelity sound and less distortion than traditional -- and cheaper -- dynamic cans. AppleInsider was able to take an extended look at the company's latest on-ear offering, Sine.

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Review: Garmin's Fenix 3 HR is an iOS-connected smartwatch for fitness fanatics

07/02/2016, 03:07 pm

Garmin's highest-end smartwatch in some ways sets a gold standard for fitness trackers, but for the layman, it can be simultaneously overwhelming and lacking in creature comforts.

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