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Tesla ramps up hiring in face of automotive threats from Apple, others

12/29/2015, 02:12 pm

Tesla Motors is reportedly planning to hire another 4,500 workers in California alone in the next four years, in the face of impending competition from companies like Apple and Google -- particularly in the realm of self-driving cars.

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CNN to air Alex Gibney's 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' this Sunday

12/29/2015, 01:12 pm

CNN has launched a microsite advertising its upcoming broadcast of "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," the controversial Alex Gibney documentary about Apple's iconic co-founder.

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Apple SVP Johny Srouji nets $9.6M in RSUs in first SEC filing

12/28/2015, 08:12 pm

In his first U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing as Apple's SVP of Hardware Technologies, Johny Srouji revealed the recent receipt of a restricted stock unit award currently worth $9.6 million, as well as substantial common stock holdings valued at $10.9 million.

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Apple TV, Apple Watch hottest holiday gifts for AppleInsider readers

12/28/2015, 07:12 pm

The results of AppleInsider's holiday survey are in, and the hottest Apple gifts for the 2015 holiday season, as selected by you the reader, were Apple TV, Apple Watch and Apple accessories.

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Apple devices account for 49% of all new activations during Christmas

12/28/2015, 06:12 pm

Apple dominated the holiday gift giving season, according to a recent study that found iPhones and iPads in aggregate comprised 49.1 percent of new device activations in the week leading up to Christmas.

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Prague's unofficial 'Apple Museum' boasts rare items among 472 exhibits

12/28/2015, 12:12 pm

Prague's newly opened "Apple Museum" claims to be the largest private exhibition of its kind, featuring rare items like the Macintosh TV, Steve Jobs business cards from NeXT and Pixar, and an Apple Lisa.

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Apple & Foxconn consuming 30-40 percent of Tainergy's growing solar cell production

12/28/2015, 10:12 am

Apple's effort to convert suppliers over to renewable energy is resulting in it, along with partner Foxconn, consuming 30 to 40 percent of Tainergy Tech's solar cell production in China, according to Tainergy president Kevin Hsieh.

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Poll: What Apple goodies did you receive this holiday season? [Update: Poll fixed]

12/26/2015, 10:12 am

AppleInsider wants to know what Apple products you received during the 2015 gift giving season, whether it be an iPhone and Apple Watch combo, a powerful iPad Pro or an iPod shuffle. Answer below and we'll reveal this year's hottest Apple gifts next week.

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AppleInsider podcast talks hi-res Apple Music streaming, 4-inch iPhone rumors, Wall Street & more

12/25/2015, 01:12 am

Pour some eggnog, pop in your EarPods and relax as the AppleInsider podcast discusses this week's top news, including hi-res streaming audio rumors, more 4-inch iPhone talk, Dan's fiery excoriation of Wall Street analysts and Neil's review of Gamevice's latest iPhone controller.

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Oregon police bust crime ring attempting to ship $750K+ worth of iPhones to Hong Kong

12/24/2015, 08:12 am

Tipped off by a suspect buying hundreds of iPhones with Apple gift cards, police in Oregon have cracked down on an organized crime ring that they say was shipping handsets to Hong Kong where they were to be sold on the black market.

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Apple renews expiring security certificate for Wallet Passes, Safari push notifications and Extensions

12/24/2015, 01:12 am

Apple on Wednesday released a renewed its Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Certification Intermediate Certificate, a security protocol used by Apple Wallet Passes, push packages for Safari Push Notifications and Safari Extensions.

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Google rumored to be working on Siri & Facebook-like chatbots for new messaging app

12/23/2015, 01:12 pm

Google is allegedly developing a new mobile messaging app that would include chatbots, capable of answering users' questions by scouring the Web and other resources.

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Pandora settles fights with ASCAP, Broadcast Music in wake of royalty ruling

12/22/2015, 03:12 pm

Through newly-forged deals, Pandora has put an end to royalty disputes with Broadcast Music and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple adds 2008-2009 Macs & more to list of 'vintage and obsolete' products

12/22/2015, 01:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its official list of "vintage and obsolete" products, used to determine whether or not the company will repair or otherwise support any hardware problems.

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Third floor opens at IFC Mall Apple Store in Hong Kong

12/22/2015, 09:12 am

Apple has opened its anticipated third floor at the IFC Mall Apple Store in Hong Kong, providing even more space at one of the company's flagship locations.

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Apple patent details smart ceiling lighting used in next-gen Apple Stores

12/22/2015, 04:12 am

As part of efforts to revitalize an aging retail design language, Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for ceiling lighting systems that are currently rolling out to so-called "next-generation" Apple Stores around the world.

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Google to reportedly partner with Ford on self-driving vehicle project

12/21/2015, 11:12 pm

Google will soon be one step closer to bringing its autonomous car technology to the consumer market, as a report on Monday claims the company is teaming up with Ford on a project that could lead to automated ride sharing services.

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Apple lodges challenge to UK digital surveillance bill, rails against weak encryption

12/21/2015, 06:12 pm

In an "unprecedented" move, Apple on Monday issued a formal challenge to the UK House of Parliament over a proposed Investigatory Powers Bill that would leave services like iMessage open to backdoors and intercept capabilities.

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Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton says Apple's Tim Cook 'omitted critical facts' in encryption stance

12/21/2015, 01:12 pm

In a statement issued on Monday, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, criticized Tim Cook for his defense of strong encryption during a 60 Minutes interview, claiming that the Apple CEO had "omitted critical facts."

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Cook, other Apple execs open up on company's future in extensive '60 Minutes' feature

12/20/2015, 10:12 pm

A "60 Minutes" special that aired Sunday saw interviewer Charlie Rose gain rare access into Apple's Cupertino headquarters, where he discussed a wide range of topics with company execs and snagged behind-the-scenes looks at Jony Ive's design studio, a next-gen Apple Store mockup and the Campus 2 construction site.

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