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Apple Maps vans operating around the clock in run-up to 'iOS 10' debut

02/11/2016, 10:02 am

With Apple widely expected to announce improvements for its in-house mapping effort alongside "iOS 10" this summer, the company's fleet of sensor-laden vans continues to ply the streets -- even at night.

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Apple invention uses Apple Watch to auto adjust iPhone alert volume

02/11/2016, 04:02 am

Apple is looking to turn Apple Watch into an automated iPhone command and control module, as a patent application published Thursday details a method by which the wearable monitors, compares and adjusts handset audio output on the fly.

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Standalone HBO Now subscriptions at 800,000, says network's CEO

02/10/2016, 03:02 pm

Despite launching almost a year ago with a publicity boost by Apple, HBO Now currently has just 800,000 subscribers, the head of the premium network revealed on Wednesday.

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Apple's in-house CDN efforts spell trouble for Akamai as infrastructure biz warns of losses

02/10/2016, 11:02 am

Seminal internet infrastructure provider Akamai has cautioned investors that traffic from its two biggest clients -- Apple and Microsoft -- will decline in the year ahead, thanks to what chief executive Tom Leighton called their "DIY efforts."

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Apple's biggest Florida store coming to Brickell City Centre in Miami

02/09/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple's largest-ever Florida outlet will debut within Brickell City Centre, a new open-air shopping mall launching in Miami this fall, according to reports.

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Belkin's ScreenCare+ Application System for iPhone launches at US Apple Stores

02/09/2016, 11:02 am

Accessory maker Belkin has partnered with Apple to bring its ScreenCare+ Application System to the iPhone maker's retail stores in America, allowing customers to have a screen protector professionally installed.

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Hackers trying to bribe Apple workers into handing over login information, report says

02/09/2016, 09:02 am

Hackers are trying to bribe workers at Apple's Irish offices with thousands of euros, hoping to gain access to sensitive company login information, according to several people within the company.

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Russia's new Internet czar vows to make Apple & Google pay more taxes

02/09/2016, 09:02 am

In an effort to bolster local competitors, Russia's new Internet adviser to president Vladimir Putin plans to raise taxes on American companies, singling out Apple, Google and Microsoft as targets.

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Munster: Apple likely to fold VR into 'Made for iPhone' program within 2 years

02/08/2016, 11:02 pm

Following up on a recent flurry of Apple acquisitions and key hires from the augmented reality/virtual reality field, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes the iPhone maker plans to pivot on iOS in a bid for the mixed reality space within the next two years.

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Apple's Tim Cook, Eddy Cue attend Super Bowl 50 amid talks of NFL streaming deal

02/08/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and his head of Internet endeavors -- Eddy Cue -- made an appearance at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, amid multiple reports the company is vying to stream NFL games.

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Apple drops third betas of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2 [u]

02/08/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday provided developers with new pre-release versions of the software that runs the company's mobile ecosystem, releasing iOS 9.3 beta 3, watchOS 2.2 beta 3, and tvOS 9.2 beta 3.

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Indian government ready to push through approval of local Apple Stores - report

02/08/2016, 09:02 am

The Indian government is said to be preparing to fast-track approval of the country's first Apple Stores, detouring normal rules about foreign ownership.

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Review: Parrot's Bebop Drone is lightweight, aimed at casual hobbyists

02/07/2016, 06:02 pm

The market for personal drones has grown exponentially over the last several years, led by consumer-oriented products from companies like Parrot. We got the chance to play with the firm's entry-level model, the Bebop Drone, designed for casual hobbyists looking to get their feet wet in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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How to watch Super Bowl 50 on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV

02/06/2016, 04:02 pm

It's Super Bowl weekend, and for cord cutters that usually means a visit to a bar or friend's house -- but not this year, as NFL broadcast partner CBS has made the game available almost everywhere you look.

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This week on AI: Glimpses at Apple's plans for new iPhones, iPads, VR & more

02/06/2016, 06:02 am

This week saw teases about the plans for next-gen iPhones and iPads, as well as Apple Pay, cross-platform services, and even virtual reality. Apple was also hit with a massive penalty in the VirnetX patent case however, and saw Alphabet overtake it as the world's most valuable company -- at least temporarily.

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TSMC, other Apple suppliers in Taiwan largely unaffected by deadly 6.4 earthquake

02/06/2016, 12:02 am

A tragic earthquake has hit the city of Tainan in southern Taiwan, injuring 144, killing at least 5 people and causing the collapse of several large buildings. So far however, it appears that Apple's suppliers in the region have survived the quake without sustaining significant damage.

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Apple, Inc has filed for mistrial in $625M VirnetX lawsuit

02/05/2016, 04:02 pm

After objecting to the closing arguments made by Caldwell, Cassady & Curry attorneys representing VirnetX, Apple has now filed a motion for mistrial in the case that awarded a $625 million verdict after just a week of testimony and deliberation.

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Sharp takeover deal should be finalized by end of February, Foxconn CEO says

02/05/2016, 11:02 am

The Foxconn bid to take over Sharp is now only awaiting finalized details between the two parties, Foxconn's CEO Terry Gou told reporters on Friday, indicating that Innovation Network Corp. has indeed been cut out of the loop.

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AppleInsider podcast talks March event expectations, '3D Touch ID,' VirnetX, more

02/05/2016, 08:02 am

On this week's episode of the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Mikey riff on Apple's rumored March event, what a new patent filing could mean for Touch ID, a substantial legal win for patent troll VirnetX and much more. Bonus GoPro rant courtesy of Neil.

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Apple again rumored to bid on NFL streaming partnership

02/04/2016, 06:02 pm

Apple, Google, Amazon and Verizon might soon be locked in a bidding war for rights to stream NFL's "Thursday Night Football," as a report on Thursday says each company is seeking favor as the league's Internet content partner.

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