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Samsung to reportedly shut down Milk Music, mulls Tidal deal [u]

03/04/2016, 06:03 pm

Korean tech giant Samsung is rumored to be on the cusp of shutting down Milk Music two years after introducing the streaming service, leaving some to speculate on a potential acquisition or partnership with Jay Z brand Tidal.

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UN high commissioner on human rights throws weight behind Apple in San Bernardino case

03/04/2016, 10:03 am

Apple on Friday picked up more high-profile support in its court battle with the FBI over unlocking the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, namely in the form of Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, the United Nations' high commissioner for human rights.

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AppleInsider podcast interviews iMovie creator Glenn Reid about Steve Jobs, Internet-connected laundry

03/04/2016, 09:03 am

This week, the AppleInsider podcast interviews Glenn Reid, former employee at Apple and NeXT, and now CEO of Marathon Laundry. Reid talks about leading development of iMovie and iPhoto versions 1 through 4, and what he's been up to since.

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San Bernardino shooter's iPhone may hold evidence of 'dormant cyber pathogen,' DA says

03/03/2016, 10:03 pm

In an application to file an amicus brief with a California court on Thursday, San Bernardino District Attorney Michael A. Ramos intimates an iPhone used by terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook, and later seized by law enforcement officials, might contain evidence of a "dormant cyber pathogen" threatening the county's data infrastructure.

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Apple posts letter from San Bernardino survivor's husband as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, more offer support

03/03/2016, 08:03 pm

As part of Apple's legal battle with the FBI, the company on Thursday posted to its website a letter in support written by Salihin Kondoker, husband of San Bernardino shooting survivor Anies Kondoker. Separately, more big tech companies like Amazon, Google and Microsoft offered support in a joint amicus brief.

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Law enforcement groups, San Bernardino victims file in support of government in Apple vs FBI row

03/03/2016, 08:03 pm

Following friend of the court filings in support of Apple's stance on encryption, law enforcement groups and the families of six San Bernardino victims issued countering arguments on Thursday backing the government.

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After Avago merger, Broadcom to axe 1,900 jobs worldwide

03/03/2016, 06:03 pm

Apple supplier Broadcom Ltd., n´ee Broadcom, has plans to cut 1,900 jobs globally in a restructuring effort that comes one year after the chipmaker was acquired by competitor Avago for $37 billion.

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See Apple's rapid progress on new Campus 2 Visitor Center, Phase 2 R&D buildings

03/03/2016, 04:03 pm

Phase 2 of Apple's ambitious Campus 2 construction project is now well underway, with new testing workshops and facilities rising for research and development large enough for vehicle-size innovation work. Located between Phase 2 and the main "Spaceship Ring," Apple's new subterranean Theater and Visitor Center is also nearly complete.

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More parties back Apple in FBI encryption dispute via court letters, amicus briefs

03/03/2016, 04:03 pm

Apple on Thursday picked up more outside legal support in its refusal to build custom software for the FBI, which it wants to circumvent the passcode limit on the iPhone of dead San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

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Off-Broadway musical 'The Crazy Ones' set to bring story of Steve Jobs to the stage

03/03/2016, 12:03 pm

A musical opening in New York City later this month, The Crazy Ones, will revolve around Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in some of earliest years at the company, including his internal and external conflicts.

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Amazon expands Alexa range with new Echo Dot and Tap portable speaker [u]

03/03/2016, 11:03 am

Amazon on Thursday launched two new versions of its Echo speaker, the Echo Dot and the Amazon Tap, offering more flexibility in the way people can use its Alexa voice assistant, a competitor to Apple's Siri. [Updated]

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Apple makes room for 500 employees in new San Francisco office

03/03/2016, 10:03 am

Apple is reportedly preparing to open its first major San Francisco office later this year, in what may be a concession to the competitive recruitment environment in Silicon Valley, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple rolls out @AppleSupport account to offer tech tips on Twitter

03/03/2016, 08:03 am

After many years as a bystander, Apple's rapid social media expansion continued Thursday with the launch of @AppleSupport on Twitter, a new account designed to offer users tips and tricks for their Apple products.

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UN freedom of expression expert to file brief supporting Apple in encryption row

03/02/2016, 07:03 pm

Adding to a growing list of amicus briefs filed in favor of Apple's pro-encryption stance in a high-profile legal battle with the FBI, United Nations free speech watchdog David Kaye reportedly plans to lodge a similar document supporting the company's arguments.

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ACLU, other pro-privacy groups submit amicus briefs in support of Apple in encryption debate

03/02/2016, 02:03 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union and two smaller pro-privacy organizations, Access Now and Wickr Foundation, have reportedly submitted amicus briefs supporting Apple in its refusal to help unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

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Allowing courts to decide on encryption would result in haphazard approach, claims Apple lawyer

03/02/2016, 01:03 pm

Appearing in a TV interview on Wednesday, Apple lawyer Ted Olson once again called for the U.S. Congress and not courts to decide whether the company can be made to crack a device's security, suggesting that relying on courts could deliver a piecemeal approach.

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Drone maker DJI's new Apple partnership inspired by customer crossover

03/02/2016, 12:03 pm

The majority of people who buy a DJI product are already invested in the Apple ecosystem, and use Apple devices to control, shoot and edit aerial footage from DJI drones, making the new partnership between the two companies a natural fit.

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Apple Pay dominates merchant mindshare for contactless payments, survey finds

03/02/2016, 09:03 am

A new poll of merchant processing partners has found that Apple Pay is by far the most desired tap-to-pay method, easily exceeding demand for rival services like Android Pay, PayPal and Samsung Pay.

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Video: new bird's eye view of Apple Campus 2 Spaceship, March 2016

03/02/2016, 05:03 am

Speaking to shareholders at the company's Annual Meeting on Friday, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook joked that he kept himself up to date on the progress of his Campus 2 "Spaceship" project by watching drone videos posted on the Internet. For Cook and everyone else that's interested, here's the latest progress update on Apple's new innovation center.

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US AG Lynch says FBI not asking Apple to break into iPhone, simply disable 'password blocker'

03/02/2016, 03:03 am

In a follow-up interview to her appearance at Tuesday's RSA security conference, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the FBI is not asking Apple to break into an iPhone linked to last year's San Bernardino shootings, it only wants the company to disable built-in security safeguards.

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