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Prospect of Indian Apple Stores still on the table, minister says

05/30/2016, 09:05 pm

Despite rejection by the country's finance minister, Apple still has a chance at opening stores in India in the near future, another high-level government official indicated on Monday.

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Caltech sues Apple & Broadcom over alleged Wi-Fi patent infringements

05/30/2016, 03:05 pm

Apple and one of its long-time Wi-Fi chip suppliers, Broadcom, violated several patents on Wi-Fi technology owned by the California Institute of Technology, according to a lawsuit launched this month.

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Apple's VocalIQ takeover could hint at Siri upgrades for WWDC and beyond

05/30/2016, 01:05 pm

Assuming it makes it into Siri upgrades that may start as soon as next month's WWDC, technology Apple acquired from VocalIQ could greatly improve the assistant's accuracy and contextual awareness, one report claims.

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Apple Stores suffering from 'cult' atmosphere, advancement barriers, says UK staffer

05/29/2016, 01:05 am

For some workers, Apple Stores don't pay that well, don't leave much room for advancement, and sometimes produce an extremely difficult climate to work in, according to an interview with a U.K. staffer published on Saturday.

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This week on AI: New MacBook Pro rumors, Apple's answer to Echo, Apple Car charging & more

05/28/2016, 05:05 am

While "iPhone 7" rumors continued to fly fast and furious, some of this week's biggest news actually surrounded the company's MacBook plans, as well as a possible Siri-based competitor to Amazon's Echo speaker.

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Apple details efforts to ease environmental impact at Irish data center

05/27/2016, 06:05 pm

In an effort to allay local concerns over a massive data center project in Galway, Ireland, Apple this week offered greater detail on environmental initiatives it has planned for the site, from forest repopulation to the creation of a public woodland walkway.

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Jawbone said to end fitness tracker sales, may sell off speaker business [u]

05/27/2016, 05:05 pm

Once a mainstay of both industries, Jawbone is reportedly exiting the fitness-tracking world -- at least temporarily -- as well as trying to sell off its speaker division.

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AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule pulled from U.S. Apple Stores

05/27/2016, 12:05 pm

Although the products are still available online, Apple no longer appears to be selling the AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule in its U.S. retail stores, according to a Friday report and checks by AppleInsider.

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Congress won't consider mandatory encryption bill after Apple battle - report

05/27/2016, 09:05 am

Draft legislation that could've forced U.S. corporations like Apple to decrypt data on-demand following a court order won't be formally introduced this year, and has lost the support needed to advance anyway, sources said on Friday.

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Apple can add 62M iOS users in India but it won't be easy, analyst says

05/26/2016, 09:05 pm

Investment firm Piper Jaffray estimates India could contribute some 62 million iOS device users to Apple's user base if the company successfully ramps its presence up to China levels, but a comparatively low-income population and strict government policies presage a rough path ahead.

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Google staves off Oracle code copyright claim

05/26/2016, 05:05 pm

Putting an end to a contentious trial, a jury on Thursday found that Google's implementation of 37 Java APIs in Android represented fair use -- rebuffing complaints by Java's nominal owner, Oracle.

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VirnetX asks court to ban FaceTime and iMessage, add $190 million to patent payout

05/26/2016, 12:05 pm

Intensifying its patent infringement case against Apple, VirnetX has asked a Texas court to order an injunction against FaceTime, iMessage, and a VPN feature, while simultaneously asking for greater damage payments on top of $625.6 million awarded earlier this year.

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Apple invention turns Lightning headphones into smart walkie-talkies

05/26/2016, 05:05 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a somewhat unusual Apple invention detailing a communications platform that ditches cellular in favor of direct, point-to-point network technology.

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Energy consumption concerns loom over Apple's proposed Irish data center

05/25/2016, 06:05 pm

In a hearing in Galway, Ireland on Tuesday, Apple fielded concerns from locals regarding a planned data center that is shaping up to be the country's largest consumer of electricity, with some estimates placing usage rates surpassing Dublin's entire daily supply.

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Google preps self-driving car facility near Detroit as Chrysler partnership ramps up

05/25/2016, 02:05 pm

Google on Wednesday announced plans to launch a "self-driving technology development center" in Novi, Mich., just outside the home of the American auto industry in Detroit.

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China's Xiaomi shows off new $460 4K camera drone

05/25/2016, 12:05 pm

The race to the bottom has reached the drone market, as infamous copycat Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed a pair of new camera-equipped drones that work with the company's smartphones.

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Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 workers with robots

05/25/2016, 11:05 am

Apple's primary manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has replaced 60,000 people with robots at a single factory in Kunshan, China, a report said on Wednesday.

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Microsoft set to axe nearly 2,000 jobs in bid to 'streamline' smartphone biz

05/25/2016, 09:05 am

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a restructuring of its mobile hardware group that will see as many as 1,850 employees -- most of them former Nokia staffers -- lose their jobs as the company looks to right the listing smartphone ship.

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Indian finance minister shoots down prospect of local Apple Stores - report

05/25/2016, 09:05 am

India's finance minister has reportedly ratified a ruling that Apple must follow local sourcing rules, potentially halting the company's near-term attemps to launch its first stores in the country.

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Plaintiffs try to keep 'Error 53' lawsuit against Apple alive, say reimbursement not enough

05/24/2016, 10:05 pm

Apple's motion to dismiss a pending class action lawsuit related to the infamous "Error 53" Touch ID issue was countered in a recent court filing claiming the company's remedial actions, which include an iOS software update and reimbursement efforts, are inadequate.

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