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Apple sued over alleged infringement of PocketFinder GPS patents

07/01/2019, 07:07 pm

Apple is once again facing down a patent lawsuit over integral iPhone technology, as low power GPS specialist Location Based Technologies on Monday leveled claims that the tech giant infringes on a clutch of inventions used by the relatively popular PocketFinder series of products.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook rips into 'absurd' Wall Street Journal report on Jony Ive's departure

07/01/2019, 05:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday flatly refuted the a recent Wall Street Journal report detailing CDO Jony Ive's departure from the company, with the chief executive saying allegations, including claims that he is disinterested in design, are "absurd."

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New Apple video ads sell App Store & iMessage security, recycling efforts

07/01/2019, 03:07 pm

Apple on Monday unloaded a burst of short "message" ads on YouTube, continuing its ongoing focus on user privacy and security.

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Samsung Electronics CEO admits he launched the Galaxy Fold too early

07/01/2019, 02:07 pm

Samsung Electronics' CEO, D.J. Koh, has claimed responsibility for the premature launch of the Galaxy Fold, which is still awaiting a new release date.

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Tim Cook marks Apple's attendance at San Francisco Pride Parade

07/01/2019, 12:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance at the annual San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, joining Apple employees in marching through the city, recognizing and celebrating the LGBTQ community and connected good causes.

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Ireland invests Apple's collected back taxes in low-risk bonds

07/01/2019, 12:07 pm

As a way of keeping up value pending appeals, the Irish government has reportedly invested the back taxes the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple into low-risk securities.

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Power outage may have ruined 15 exabytes of WD and Toshiba flash storage

07/01/2019, 10:07 am

The cost of flash memory could rise and impact the cost of production for the Mac Pro and other hardware in the future, as memory producer Western Digital and Toshiba revealed a mid-June power outage temporarily lowered its production capacity, destroying 15 exabytes of storage.

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The worst Apple designs by Jony Ive, according to the AppleInsider staff

06/30/2019, 06:06 pm

While he's often lauded, not everything Apple has cranked out under Jony Ive's design lead has been spectacular. We've been on the Apple beat nearly as long as Ive has, and we have some thoughts on the flops from Ive's design studio.

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Compared: Facebook Libra and Calibra vs Apple Pay

06/30/2019, 01:06 pm

Last week, Facebook announced Calibra, a subsidiary of the social network that will introduce a digital wallet for Libra, a new blockchain currency for use by anyone who can use Messenger and WhatsApp, even those without access to fundamental financial services. AppleInsider compares what Facebook's offering will provide with Apple Pay and its plethora of payment options.

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Apple's best designs by Jony Ive, according to the AppleInsider staff

06/29/2019, 05:06 pm

On Thursday, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive announced his intent to leave the company after nearly 30 years on the job, many of which were spent at the side of tech visionary Steve Jobs. In wake of that bombshell, AppleInsider takes a look back at our favorite Ive designs.

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OpenID Foundation says 'Sign in with Apple' has critical gaps, urges changes

06/29/2019, 11:06 am

The OpenID Foundation this week issued an open letter to Apple's Software Engineering chief, Craig Federighi, arguing that the upcoming "Sign in with Apple" standard bears a lot of similarity to OpenID Connect -- but not enough for privacy, security, and development purposes.

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President Trump says US companies can do business with Huawei

06/29/2019, 11:06 am

Apparently detoothing a U.S. Commerce Department ban, President Donald Trump said on Saturday that American companies can do business with China's Huawei.

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Editorial: Jony Ive's departure opens up an opportunity for Apple to think differently

06/29/2019, 08:06 am

The news that Jony Ive is leaving his Chief Design Officer position at Apple has fueled predictable handwringing. But while Ive's three decades of work at Apple put him at the top of a short list of "the world's most famous product designers," the company isn't facing a "crisis of design," but rather an opportunity.

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Japan Display confirms $100M infusion from customer thought to be Apple

06/28/2019, 10:06 pm

Embattled smartphone screen manufacturer Japan Display Inc. on Friday said a consortium led by China's Harvest Group is on board to invest up to 80 billion yen ($743 million) on a bailout, $100 million of which will reportedly come from Apple.

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Apple's iOS developer fees and charges again targeted by class action suit

06/28/2019, 08:06 pm

An iOS developer on Friday lodged a class action complaint against Apple over alleged antitrust violations, claiming the company abuses its monopoly power of the iOS market to set price minimums, charge app makers a $99 annual developer fee and levy an effective 30% tax on sales.

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Tim Cook praises Jony Ive's contributions in email to Apple staff

06/28/2019, 10:06 am

An internal email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Apple employees about the departure of chief design officer Jony Ive insists Apple will continue to benefit from the move, as well as emphasizing the change in the design team's management structure.

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Who are Alan Dye and Evans Hankey, the design leads replacing Jony Ive?

06/28/2019, 09:06 am

Following the announcement of Apple's chief design officer Jony Ive departing to his own independent design company later this year, design team leaders Evans Hankey and Alan Dye will gain more influence over how future Apple products are created. AppleInsider profiles the two design principals.

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Apple design chief Jony Ive to depart later this year, create new studio with Apple as client

06/27/2019, 05:06 pm

After nearly three decades at Apple, with his fingerprints on iconic products from iMac to iPod to iPhone and Apple Park, chief design officer Sir Jony Ive plans to depart the company later this year to start a new creative firm called LoveFrom.

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Nick Law will be Apple's VP of marketing communications integration

06/27/2019, 02:06 pm

The hiring of high-profile marketing executive Nick Law by Apple has become clearer, with the veteran said to be taking up a new role at the iPhone producer as the vice president of marcom integration.

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Apple Stores start selling One Drop blood glucose monitors

06/27/2019, 09:06 am

Apple has commenced sales of the One Drop blood glucose monitor in a small number of its retail outlets, bringing the Health app-compatible diabetes management device to its physical stores for the first time.

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