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Apple establishes 'Apple Energy' to resell green energy back to providers

06/09/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple has established a new subsidiary firm, "Apple Energy LLC," geared towards reselling surplus energy from the company's solar farms back to local grid systems.

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DOJ urges Supreme Court to return Apple vs. Samsung patent case to lower court

06/08/2016, 10:06 pm

The Justice Department on Wednesday filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Apple's appellate court win over Samsung in a nearly five-year-old patent dispute, a decision that would inevitably lead to a new round of litigation.

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Google to ape Apple's 'Subscriptions 2.0' payout policy without customer retention stipulation

06/08/2016, 06:06 pm

After Apple announced an upcoming change to its App Store revenue sharing policies that will net developers a larger cut for customers who maintain a subscription for more than one year, a report now says Google plans to offer identical terms -- minus the probationary period.

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Withings' Body Cardio scale delivers at-home heart health monitoring

06/08/2016, 05:06 pm

Withings on Wednesday launched a fourth-generation Wi-Fi connected scale called Body Cardio, offering users access to cutting edge cardiovascular health measurements formerly restricted to clinical settings, and other key health metrics, right on their iPhone.

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Apple employees raise Tim Cook to 8th place in Glassdoor CEO rankings

06/08/2016, 02:06 pm

An anonymous poll of employees at Apple has given Chief Executive Tim Cook a 96 percent approval rating, ranking him No. 8 among U.S. companies surveyed for Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards.

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Gamevice iOS gaming controllers gain prime real estate at Apple retail stores

06/08/2016, 10:06 am

Apple has once again chosen to spotlight a third-party product with prime shelf space at its retail stores, partnering with Gamevice to push sales of its lineup of iOS-compatible gaming controllers.

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Apple's WWDC live stream webpage goes live ahead of June 13 keynote

06/07/2016, 04:06 pm

In preparation of next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple on Tuesday activated a landing page for its upcoming keynote live stream, inviting those unable to attend in person to take part in the online broadcast.

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Microsoft throwing developer party at Apple's WWDC, says its iOS apps set 'gold standard'

06/07/2016, 04:06 pm

Microsoft wants to inject its own software and services into the agenda for Apple's Worldwide Developers conference next week, hoping to lure attendees to an offsite afterparty with the promise of drinks and prizes.

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Apple issues latest iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 betas to public testers

06/07/2016, 01:06 pm

Members of Apple's public beta testing program can now access the latest builds of both iOS 9.3.3 and OS X 10.11.6, a day after the pre-release software was provided to registered developers.

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Apple begins hiring for 'several' Mexican Apple Stores

06/07/2016, 11:06 am

Apple is ramping up hiring for "several" stores in Mexico, despite having yet to launch its first one in the country, according to job listings shared on Tuesday.

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Apple patents liquid resistant speaker port, bone conducting headphones

06/07/2016, 03:06 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent covering water-resistant iPhone speakers, hinting at a potential ruggedized handset, as well as a property detailing bone conduction technology that might one day deliver advanced noise cancellation to EarPods headsets.

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Spotify hires manager Troy Carter to challenge Apple & others on exclusive content

06/06/2016, 05:06 pm

Apple's chief competitor in the streaming music space, Spotify, is reportedly hiring Troy Carter, a high-profile manager best known for artists like Lady Gaga, Meghan Trainor, and John Legend.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6, watchOS 2.2.2 & tvOS 9.2.2 a week before WWDC

06/06/2016, 01:06 pm

With just seven days to go before Apple unveils the future of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS and at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, developers were provided with new betas for upcoming minor updates.

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Apple to reach goal of 40 Chinese stores later in June with outlets in Shanghai & Tianjin

06/06/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple officially announced plans to launch two new Chinese outlets later this month, accomplishing a recent target of 40 stores across the Greater China region.

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Apple jumps from fifth to third in 2016 Fortune 500 list

06/06/2016, 11:06 am

Despite recent setbacks Apple nevertheless climbed from fifth to third place in this year's Fortune 500, ranking major U.S. corporations based on their gross revenues.

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India could exempt Apple Stores from local sourcing rules for 2-3 years - report

06/06/2016, 09:06 am

An idea allegedly being floated by the Indian government could make proposed Apple Stores exempt from local sourcing regulations, but only for two to three years, according to a new report

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Apple.com hosts tribute to late boxer Muhammad Ali

06/05/2016, 06:06 pm

Apple on Sunday joined in the trend of public tributes to Muhammad Ali, updating its website with an image and epitaph for the famous boxer, who died on Friday at the age of 74.

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This week on AI: New MacBook Pro leaks, 256GB 'iPhone 7,' Apple's new iPhone design cycle & more

06/04/2016, 06:06 am

Although there weren't any earthshaking developments this week, we did get more teases about the future of the iPhone and the Macbook Pro -- including suggestions that Apple might be moving to a slower, three-year cycle for major iPhone upgrades.

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Official WWDC app gains dark UI, Apple TV support ahead of June 13 keynote kickoff

06/03/2016, 02:06 pm

The official WWDC app was updated on Friday with a new dark user interface, universal app support for tvOS, live streaming on iOS and tvOS, and support for multitasking on iOS 9 on iPad.

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AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro rumors & 5K displays, plus a chat with August Home

06/03/2016, 08:06 am

August.com CEO Jason Johnson joins the AppleInsider podcast to talk about HomeKit, door locks, video doorbells, and their recent announcement adding IFTTT integration. In addition, Mikey Campbell and Victor discuss the latest in rumors, including new MacBook Pros, 5K Thunderbolt displays, and 'iPhone 7' refresh cycle.

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