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AppleInsider podcast talks earnings, beta releases, Apple Music, car & more

01/29/2016, 09:01 am

This week the AppleInsider podcast explores this week's earnings call, the decline of iPhone sales, Apple and Tim Cook's interest in virtual reality, it's relation with an 'iPhone 7' dual camera, and trouble in Apple's car skunkworks. We also talk about iOS 9.3 beta, Apple Pencil woes and the trouble with keyboards for iPad in iOS.

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Apple culture hinders recruitment and talent retention efforts, report says

01/28/2016, 11:01 pm

A one-sided report on Thursday claims Apple's secretive, rigid culture, compounded by a failure to introduce ground-breaking products, is shifting sentiment in Silicon Valley, supposedly prompting developers and engineers to look elsewhere when applying for jobs.

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Apple's third Turkish retail store to open in 2016, report says

01/28/2016, 07:01 pm

Plans are in motion to open a third Apple Store outlet in Turkey, which according to a Thursday report will be located in the upscale Emaar Square shopping mall currently under construction in Istanbul's Asian Side.

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Sharp leaning towards Japan's Innovation over Foxconn in takeover bids - report

01/28/2016, 05:01 pm

Weighing takeover bids from both Taiwan's Foxconn and Innovation Network Corp. -- a fund backed by the Japanese government -- Sharp management is currently leaning in the second direction, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple acquires analytics startup LearnSprout to boost educational tech

01/28/2016, 02:01 pm

Apple on Thursday confirmed the takeover of LearnSprout, a startup company specializing in educational analytics, particularly for tracking student performance.

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Oracle to phase out much-maligned Java browser plugin

01/28/2016, 12:01 pm

Oracle will soon wind down support for the Java browser plugin, reflecting an evolution in Internet standards and ever-mounting concerns about Web security.

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Apple recalls some AC adapters, world travel kits in parts of South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania

01/28/2016, 10:01 am

Apple on Thursday issued a recall for two-pronged AC wall plug adapters designed for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea over a potential risk for electric shock.

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Angela Ahrendts treats Apple Store employees like execs, retained 81% of workforce in 2015

01/28/2016, 02:01 am

Apple Stores saw employee retention rates of 81 percent coming out of 2015, the highest ever recorded according to retail chief Angela Ahrendts, who attributes the statistic to a feeling of connectedness unique to Apple.

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Twitter close to hiring former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris, report says

01/27/2016, 11:01 pm

Twitter is on the verge of hiring Natalie Kerris -- once a major communications executive with Apple -- to take charge of its own communications unit, according to a report.

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Apple R&D, property investments reach all-time highs in Q1

01/27/2016, 06:01 pm

In detailed earnings results for the first fiscal quarter of 2016, Apple said it spent more than $2.4 billion on research and development operations, while gross property and related expenditures grew to $51.3 billion.

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Apple CFO says 'fair' outcome in Irish tax investigation would be no money owed

01/27/2016, 05:01 pm

On Wednesday Apple CFO Luca Maestri attacked an ongoing European Commission investigation into the company's tax deals with Ireland, claiming that a "fair" decision would find the iPhone maker owing nothing.

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San Jose signs off on massive new Apple development, company's plans still nebulous

01/27/2016, 01:01 pm

The San Jose city council has reportedly approved a development agreement allowing Apple to build up to 4.15 million square feet of space in the north of the city, even though the company itself hasn't yet decided what its interests are.

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Apple reaches global install base of more than 1B active devices

01/26/2016, 06:01 pm

Apple announced a major milestone as part of its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, noting that more than 1 billion devices pinged its servers over the three-month period ending in December.

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Apple sees growth in China amid currency headwinds, contraction in US and Japan

01/26/2016, 05:01 pm

Apple revenues exhibited regional growth in China over the first fiscal quarter of 2016, but currency headwinds clipped the company's wings, prompting the release of so-called "supplemental material" to explain what some might view as concerning trends.

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Fake Apple retail stores on the decline in China

01/26/2016, 01:01 pm

As Apple has expanded its retail presence in China, the number of knockoff locations falsely parading as official Apple Stores has declined in the city of Shenzhen, a new report reveals.

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Microsoft Windows Phone chief Joe Belfiore tweets from an Apple iPhone

01/26/2016, 12:01 pm

In the midst of a monthslong leave of absence from his post as head of the company's operating systems group, longtime Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore on Tuesday tweeted from an iPhone, which made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

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Apple invention uses spherically curved photosensor for smaller, better iPhone camera

01/26/2016, 02:01 am

In its quest for high-performing, flexible and -- most importantly -- small imaging systems, Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a spherical photosensor and lens array that provides high-resolution capture in an incredibly compact package.

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VirnetX seeks $532M from Apple in patent infringement retrial

01/25/2016, 11:01 pm

Patent holding firm VirnetX argued in court on Monday that Apple should pay $532 million for allegedly infringing on intellectual property protecting secure communications, a sum nearly 45 percent higher than an initial damages award vacated last year.

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Twitter removes ads for MVPs in bid to drive engagement

01/25/2016, 09:01 pm

Twitter is reducing the number of ads high-value users see in their feeds, or nixing them altogether, in a bid to keep the VIPs producing content, according to a Monday report.

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Apple to open 33rd Chinese Apple Store in Qingdao on Jan. 30

01/25/2016, 04:01 am

Apple is closing in on its goal of opening 40 new Apple Stores in Greater China by mid-2016, on Sunday announcing a 33rd location that will commence operations later this month in Qingdao.

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