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Apple invests $1B in Chinese ride sharing service Didi Chuxing

05/12/2016, 10:05 pm

Chinese Uber competitor Didi Chuxing, formerly Didi Kuaiti, on Thursday announced that Apple recently invested $1 billion to become the transportation network's latest big-name strategic partner.

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Manhattan DA calls on US Congress to support bill requiring mandatory decryption

05/12/2016, 04:05 pm

The District Attorney of New York County is reportedly lobbying members of U.S. Congress in the hope they'll back legislation requiring companies like Apple to decrypt data on-demand following court orders.

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As Apple display partner Sharp continues to bleed, new owner Foxconn shakes up management

05/12/2016, 02:05 pm

While display panel maker Sharp continues to lose money, the Japanese company faces a sweeping management reorganization under the thumb of its new owner, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn.

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Google delays support for Android tech mimicking Apple's 3D Touch

05/12/2016, 11:05 am

Google has reportedly interally delayed its own equivalent of 3D Touch, the pressure-sensitive Apple technology that allows iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners to take shortcuts through iOS apps.

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Google at work on Amazon Echo-like voice device codenamed 'Chirp'

05/12/2016, 09:05 am

A special Google team is reportedly developing a device that would integrate its search and voice assistant technology, much like the Amazon Echo.

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Apple smart home invention uses pattern recognition to solve multi-user dwelling issues

05/12/2016, 06:05 am

An Apple patent application revealed Thursday outlines plans for an automated smart home system that tracks individual users through their connected devices, detects common patterns and compiles events for triggering thermostats, lights, door locks and more.

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Apple unable to repair iPhone of teen lost at sea

05/12/2016, 01:05 am

A team of Apple engineers worked "around the clock" to return missing Florida teen Austin Stephanos' iPhone back to working order after it was submerged in sea water for some eight months, but on Wednesday the device was deemed unrepairable.

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FBI director says legal war on encryption far from over

05/11/2016, 09:05 pm

FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday said the U.S. government will continue to wage legal war with tech companies to gain access to encrypted devices, intimating that such measures are weakening terror organizations like ISIL.

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Apple again rumored to turn LA landmark into retail store

05/11/2016, 06:05 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple looking to build a new Apple Store at the Tower Theater site in Los Angeles, a designated historic-cultural monument in the city's famed Broadway Theater District.

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Apple is the Teflon tech company as Wall Street troubles can't topple world's most valuable brand

05/11/2016, 11:05 am

No matter what the suits in New York think, Apple is still the king of the hill when it comes to consumers -- the company's brand is now worth some $154 billion, according to one calculation, nearly double its closest competitor.

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Google and Oracle face off - again - over Android, with billions on the line

05/11/2016, 10:05 am

Two of Silicon Valley's most accomplished heavyweights stepped back into the legal squared circle this week, as the search giant defends its use of Oracle's Java APIs in Android for the second time.

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Apple fan tells Tim Cook that iPad helped grandfather cope with cancer, gets reply

05/10/2016, 08:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook this week responded to an email sent by a customer who explained how iPad and iPhone helped their grandfather recover from cancer surgery -- like an Apple commercial come to life.

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Apple's iWork suites for iOS, Mac get minor updates for stability, bug fixes

05/10/2016, 02:05 pm

Apple's trio of iWork apps for both iOS and Mac were given simultaneous updates on Tuesday, squashing bugs and improving stability for the productivity suites.

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VoIP-Pal serves Apple in $2.8B patent infringement suit over iMessage & Wi-Fi Calling

05/10/2016, 01:05 pm

Patent holder VoIP-Pal on Tuesday announced that it has formally served Apple in an infringement lawsuit, claiming over $2.8 billion in damages from concepts used in services like Wi-Fi Calling and iMessage.

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Amazon makes jump into self-published videos with Amazon Video Direct

05/10/2016, 11:05 am

Amazon on Tuesday revealed Amazon Video Direct, a self-publishing platform for uploading to Prime Video and generating income from plays, competing with the likes of Google's YouTube, but focusing more on professional content.

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Apple announces WWDC 2016 scholarship winners

05/09/2016, 09:05 pm

Apple on Monday began sending out notifications to lucky students and STEM organization members selected to receive a scholarship to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, offering winners the chance to attend without paying the $1,599 ticket price.

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Foxconn nears deal to build iPhone manufacturing plant in India, report says

05/09/2016, 08:05 pm

Apple supplier Foxconn is reportedly close to inking a deal with the Indian government to green-light plans to set up a manufacturing plant exclusively for Apple products.

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Apple's Tim Cook, Jony Ive among most influential people in automotive tech

05/09/2016, 05:05 pm

Apple currently markets a single automotive product -- CarPlay infotainment software -- but rumors of a branded electric car put company executives Tim Cook and Jony Ive on a top 10 list ranking the most influential figures in automotive technology.

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After failed takeover talks with Apple, Imagination Technologies sells 3% stake to state-owned Chinese company

05/09/2016, 02:05 pm

Tsinghua Unigroup International has purchased a 3 percent stake in Imagination Technologies, the company that builds graphics processors for Apple's custom A-series chips found in the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

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Microsoft embraces Apple's 3D Touch in OneDrive update

05/09/2016, 01:05 pm

Users of Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service will now be able to browse more easily through their files -- as long as they have an iPhone 6s -- as the Redmond giant has taken a shine to Apple's 3D Touch.

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