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Apple Maps Had Been Directing People Searching For Abortion Clinics To Adoption Centers Since 2011

Recent improvements by Apple in Siri and Apple Maps have corrected an ongoing issue where the products had been directing people to adoption centers when they asked for an abortion clinic. Though the company has known that this was a problem since at least 2011, it said at the time that this was a “glitch” and promised…

http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/29/apple-has-been-directing-people-searching-for-abortion-clinics-to-adoption-centers-since-2011/?ncid=rss

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Report: Samsung to be Apple’s primary OLED display supplier as it invests up to $7.5B in readiness

Korea’s ET News claims that Samsung will become Apple’s primary supplier of OLED display panels, stating that an agreement has “practically been decided.” Samsung is reportedly gearing-up for the contract with an initial investment of between $2.49B and $3.32B in plant and equipment, rising to $7.47B depending on order levels. Apple currently uses OLED displays in […]

http://9to5mac.com/2016/01/14/samsung-apple-oled-supplier/

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Opinion: 8 reasons iPads are losing to Chromebooks in education, and what Apple needs to do about it

Phil Schiller said in 2013 that “education is in Apple’s DNA,” and it’s no exaggeration. The company’s commitment to the education sector was there from the very beginning. Steve Jobs told the Smithsonian that he wanted to donate a computer to every school in the U.S. as long ago as 1979. I thought if there was just one computer in every […]

http://9to5mac.com/2016/01/13/ipads-versus-chromebooks-education/

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Apple patent application reveals exciting possibilities for twin-camera system rumored for iPhone 7

We heard a report in November that Apple was testing an iPhone 7 model with dual rear cameras, and a patent application published today not only confirms that Apple is indeed exploring the idea, but reveals some extremely exciting possibilities with such a setup. The most basic of these, noted by Patently Apple, is effectively optical zoom. […]

http://9to5mac.com/2016/01/07/iphone-7-twin-camera-patent/

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Federal judge asks Apple to explain why decrypting iPhones would be “unduly burdensome” as tactic to open debate

A New York federal judge has indicated that he is likely to refuse a government request to compel Apple to unlock a customer’s iPhone, but will first ask Apple to explain why decrypting iPhones would be “unduly burdensome.” The iPhone concerned is apparently not running iOS 8 or 9, and so Apple would have the technical ability […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/10/12/iphone-encryption-law/

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Tim Cook met with India’s Prime Minister, discussed Apple Pay, iPhone 6s, possible manufacturing

Shortly after Tim Cook met with the Chinese President, Apple’s CEO has met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as expected. The Times of India reports that the two of them discussed the possibility of bringing Apple Pay to the country, and Prime Minister Modi invited Apple to set up a manufacturing base in the country. 

http://9to5mac.com/2015/09/28/time-cook-india-prime-minister/

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Apple names top 25 apps infected by XcodeGhost as most estimates reach four figures

Apple has named the top 25 apps infected by the XcodeGhost malware, stating that “the number of impacted users drops significantly” for other compromised apps. Most security researchers now agree that the total number of infected apps is in or around four figures, with many of them still present in China’s App Store …

http://9to5mac.com/2015/09/24/apps-infected-by-xcodeghost/

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Apple is upping its AI game but can it become as smart as Google without tracking us?

Reuters reports that Apple is working on significantly increasing the number of artificial intelligence specialists it employs as it works to make Siri smarter, but that the company’s commitment to user privacy imposes constraints. As part of its push, the company is currently trying to hire at least 86 more employees with expertise in the branch of […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/09/07/apple-next-gen-siri-ai-hires/

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Android Wear on iOS: Setup and first impressions [Video]

Android Wear finally has iOS support after Google pushed its iPhone-compatible software to the App Store. This means that Android has beaten Apple Watch to the cross-platform game. Or, at least it would, if iOS didn’t restrict it to a state of almost uselessness. The only device officially supported is the LG Watch Urbane although — as […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/08/31/android-wear-on-ios/

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KGI predicts zero or negative growth for next iPhone, citing weak Chinese economy and limited appeal of Force Touch

KGI – which has an excellent track record – has predicted a strong possibility of either zero or negative growth of iPhone sales in Q4 2015. The investment note cited by Taiwanese site Apple Daily (via GforGames) forecasts that Apple will sell between 65M and 75M iPhones, compared to 74.5M in the same quarter last year. We predict iPhone 6S […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/08/11/kgi-zero-or-negative-iphone-growth/