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AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's presence in China, Samsung Galaxy S6, mobile payment news, more

03/06/2015, 08:03 am

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news, including Editor Daniel Dilger's experience in Taiwan, we dissect the Samsung Galaxy S6 reveal, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and mobile payment news, plus final predictions for Apple's 'Spring Forward' event.

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Apple to reportedly bolster iAd user targeting with phone numbers and emails

03/05/2015, 05:03 pm

According to a report on Thursday, Apple's iAd division is looking to reinvigorate sales, and will soon allow third-party agencies to provide demographic targeting information to advertisers, including matching of phone numbers, emails and other data.

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Apple researching device waterproofing via vapor deposition, silicone seals

03/05/2015, 05:03 am

A U.S. patent application published on Thursday reveals Apple is actively researching ways to make its products resistant to moisture, a feature sometimes attributed to "active" smartphone models marketed by competing smartphone manufacturers.

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Judges skeptical Apple suffered irreparable harm from Samsung patent infringement

03/04/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple's litigious crusade against Samsung trundled along in U.S. appellate court on Wednesday, but judges were skeptical of an argument claiming continued patent infringement by Samsung is causing Apple irreparable harm.

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Judge approves $415M settlement in 'no-poach' class-action case involving Apple, Google, others

03/04/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple, Google and other parties accused of being involved in an illegal "no-poach" employee policy may be on the verge of settling the class-action complaint, after the judge overseeing the lawsuit has given initial approval for their proposed $415 million settlement.

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Yerba Buena Center getting 'Spring Forward' makeover for Monday's Apple Watch event

03/04/2015, 03:03 pm

As is its wont, Apple will greet attendees at its first event of 2015 with a customized graphic wrapping around the Yerba Buena Center, a process which began in earnest on Wednesday.

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Apple reclaims top spot in movie product placement rankings

03/04/2015, 11:03 am

Apple has once again, after a three-year gap, taken the Overall Product Placement title in Brandchannel's Brandcameo Product Placement Awards, highlighting the companies inserted most often into Hollywood movies.

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Uber's first-ever public acquisition, maps firm deCarta, will lessen reliance on Apple, Google

03/04/2015, 10:03 am

Ridesharing startup Uber has finally shown its hand in the mergers and acquisitions market, picking up small navigation and geospatial services firm deCarta in a move that some say is designed to help Uber lessen its dependence on mapping services from Apple and Google.

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Apple discussing settlement with battery maker over alleged employee poaching

03/03/2015, 07:03 pm

In a court filing on Tuesday, Apple informed a Massachusetts federal judge that it is in discussions with A123 Systems to settle out of court a lawsuit claiming Apple poached the battery maker's key engineers for a secret internal project.

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Apple to move away from security contractors, hire guards as full-time employees

03/03/2015, 11:03 am

Following months of pressure from service workers advocacy groups, Apple is set to end its reliance on external security vendors and will begin hiring security personnel as full-time employees, entitling them to many of the same benefits granted to other Apple workers.

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Billions in Google revenue could ride on Apple renewing iOS search deal

03/03/2015, 09:03 am

Google is poised to lose billions in annual revenue if Apple does not renew a deal making Google the default search engine in iOS, according to a new memo by analysts at UBS, which attempts to predict the real-world impact of such a decision.

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Pebble unveils steel version of color Time watch, announces 'smartstrap' accessory support

03/03/2015, 08:03 am

Pebble on Tuesday announced a steel version of its upcoming Pebble Time smartwatch, as well as a new expandable accessory port called "smartstrap" that could add functions such as GPS or heart rate monitoring.

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Apple, Google no-poach settlement reportedly on road to approval

03/02/2015, 07:03 pm

At a hearing on Monday, District Court Judge Lucy Koh appeared satisfied with a $415 million proposal from Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley tech companies to settle allegations that anti-poaching agreements artificially capped employee wages.

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Upcoming Steve Jobs biography dives deep into Apple cofounder's life, features interviews with Tim Cook, Jony Ive, more

03/02/2015, 06:03 pm

An upcoming biography about Steve Jobs promises an intimate portrait of the late tech guru told through extensive interviews with Jobs' inner circle, including current Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP of Design Jony Ive and Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs, among others.

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Nissan, Daimler CEOs split on prospect of rumored Apple Car

03/02/2015, 05:03 pm

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and the CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Carlos Ghosn, have each adopted radically different stances on rumors of a so-called Apple Car, with the former dismissing the idea and the latter welcoming it as a boost to Renault-Nissan's business.

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Google postpones iOS 8-style full-disk encryption of Android devices

03/02/2015, 04:03 pm

Despite initial promises by Google, and rival Apple implementing the technology in iOS 8 last September, new devices loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop are not using default full-disk encryption meant to prevent criminals, police, and spy agencies from getting unauthorized access to private data.

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Race to beat Apple Pay picks up, as PayPal buys CurrentC-linked Paydiant

03/02/2015, 01:03 pm

The mobile payment industry continues to see shakeups this week, as PayPal has announced it will acquire Paydiant, a mobile wallet developer with clients including MCX -- the consortium behind retailer-driven Apple Pay competitor CurrentC.

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Google to launch own 'Nexus'-like carrier network to push innovations in wireless

03/02/2015, 10:03 am

Speaking at a Mobile World Congress keynote on Monday, Google's senior vice president of products, Sundar Pichai, confirmed earlier speculation and announced that the company is planning to launch its own carrier service with more details set to be announced in the coming months.

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Tim Cook discusses Steve Jobs, personal privacy, and Apple's role as a social leader

03/02/2015, 09:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook waxed nostalgic about his relationship with the late Steve Jobs, reiterated the company's commitment to its customers' privacy, and discussed his thoughts on Apple's ability to influence social change during a sit-down with German tabloid BILD earlier this week.

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Apple's next Chinese Apple Store to open in Chongqing on March 7

03/02/2015, 03:03 am

As part of plans to triple its retail presence in China by mid-2016, Apple on Sunday announced that Chongqing's MixC mall will play host to the country's next Apple Store.

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