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In final days in office, Obama's White House uses words of Steve Jobs to woo techies

01/19/2017, 01:01 pm

As the Obama administration leaves the White House this week, one piece of the outgoing president's legacy -- the U.S. Digital Service -- is attempting to woo Silicon Valley techies to work for government agencies. Their recruitment strategy: Using the words of Apple's iconic late cofounder, Steve Jobs.

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Apple & Amazon end exclusive audiobook deal to escape German antitrust complaints

01/19/2017, 09:01 am

Apple and Amazon have agreed to end a deal in which the latter's Audible division was the exclusive source of audiobooks for iTunes, putting an end to antitrust complaints by the German government.

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Apple detailed Indian iPhone manufacturing demands to Modi in October letter

01/18/2017, 10:01 pm

Shedding light on Apple's efforts to break into the burgeoning Indian smartphone market, a letter sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October outlines the company's request to "make the environment attractive" for iPhone production and export.

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South Korean court denies arrest of Samsung chief

01/18/2017, 05:01 pm

Samsung heir and acting chief Lee Jae-yong will not be arrested as part of a sweeping inquest into the alleged indiscretions of impeached South Korean president Park Geun-hye, some of which include accepting corporate bribes in exchange for political favor.

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iRig Pro I/O, iRig Acoustic Stage gives musicians more guitar recording options

01/18/2017, 04:01 pm

IK Multimedia on Wednesday launched two new interfaces for musicians in the iRig Pro I/O, a compact audio and MIDI interface with Lightning connectivity straight from the box, and the iRig Acoustic Stage digital microphone system for acoustic guitars.

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Former Apple engineer says company more rigid, less competitive under Tim Cook than Steve Jobs

01/18/2017, 11:01 am

Under Tim Cook -- who assumed the CEO reins from Steve Jobs in 2011 -- Apple has become a more hierarchical company, where people largely stick to the tasks they were hired for, according former Apple engineer Bob Burrough.

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President-elect Trump says Apple's Cook wants to 'do something major' to build iPhones in USA

01/18/2017, 10:01 am

Just a few days before he is set to be sworn into office, President-elect Donald Trump continues to believe that Apple will make an effort to move iPhone manufacturing to the U.S., saying CEO Tim Cook has his "eyes open to it."

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IBM and Bell partner to bring MobileFirst for iOS apps to Canada

01/17/2017, 05:01 pm

IBM on Tuesday announced a new MobileFirst for iOS partnership with Bell Canada that promises to deliver enterprise apps for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch to the Great White North.

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FTC lawsuit accuses Qualcomm of forcing Apple to buy wireless chips in exchange for better royalties [u]

01/17/2017, 04:01 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission launched a lawsuit against Qualcomm on Tuesday, accusing the company of forcing Apple into an exclusive deal to buy its baseband chips.

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Apple temporarily shutters Palo Alto store for repairs after smash-and-grab burglary

01/17/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple's store in Palo Alto, Calif. has so far been closed all of this week, likely coping with the aftermath of a major burglary last month in which a vehicle rammed through the glass facade.

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Lawsuit accuses Apple's iMessages of violating 2002 point-of-sale patent

01/16/2017, 11:01 am

A new patent infringement lawsuit accuses Apple and its iMessage service of violating a 15-year-old patent -- one related to the recording and playback of voice messages over a network.

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Apple commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with quote on website

01/16/2017, 08:01 am

Acknowledging the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Apple on Monday updated the front page of its website with a photo of and quote from the legendary civil rights leader, calling on people to fight for equality.

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Samsung chief's arrest sought in South Korean corruption scandal

01/16/2017, 06:01 am

An arrest warrant for heir apparent to Samsung's throne, Lee Jae-yong, was issued Monday for his suspected involvement in an insidious corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

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Apple debuts first AirPods TV commercials, Apple Watch ad focusing on activity

01/14/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple on Saturday shared its first AirPods TV commercials, a series of four spots lumped into the company's "practically magic" iPhone campaign, as well as an Apple Watch Series 2 ad focusing on keeping active.

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This week on AI: iPhone's 10th anniversary, Apple AR glasses, 'iPhone 8' and iPad rumors and more

01/14/2017, 04:01 am

As Apple marked the iPhone's 10th anniversary, rumors emerged on more of the company's plans for 2017 and 2018, including the "iPhone 8," a trio of new iPads, and other possibilities like augmented reality glasses and Netflix-like original video on Apple Music.

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Install an inexpensive USB-C PCI-E card in a Mac Pro for full USB 3.1 data transfer speeds

01/13/2017, 11:01 pm

An inexpensive card available from Amazon allows users of Apple's Mac Pro tower with PCI-E slots to get some of the benefits of the new USB-C connector -- and faster USB 3.1 speeds. AppleInsider tells you what you need.

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Android creator Andy Rubin plans AI-equipped smartphone with edge-to-edge display, ceramic back

01/13/2017, 04:01 pm

The man behind Google's Android platform, Andy Rubin, is preparing to reveal a company that will field a high-end smartphone with a bezel-free screen, ceramic back, and a heavy focus on AI -- posing yet another challenge to Apple's iPhone, a report said on Friday.

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New Swift project head Ted Kremenek said to be running the show behind the scenes for some time

01/13/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple senior manager Ted Kremenek has been named as the new lead of the Swift development project, and has apparently been operating in that capacity for some time behind the scenes, according to outgoing head Chris Lattner.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 10 years of iPhone, CES, and more

01/13/2017, 09:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about 10 years of iPhone, all the HomeKit things introduced at CES, and what's going on with Apple and transportation.

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Apple suppliers Foxconn, Sharp, TSMC all weigh building manufacturing plants in USA

01/13/2017, 08:01 am

Three of Apple's key suppliers -- Foxconn and its subsidiary Sharp, as well as chipmaker TSMC --have all expressed interest in taking advantage of business-friendly incentives proposed by incoming U.S. President Donald Trump, though no commitments have been made.

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