Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 2016 earnings on April 25

Article Image Apple on Monday announced an upcoming earnings conference call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2016, a period expected to see the first year-over-year iPhone sales contraction ever.

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Review: IK Multimedia Studio Mic is a portable, flexible, essential piece of kit

Article Image Delivering both Lightning and USB connectivity, and covering all the basic needs for a podcaster or musician, we’re impressed by the IK Multimedia Studio microphone. But with a $139 price tag, and the inability to support in-call audio from Apple in iOS, we feel like it’s a good product that’s let down by iOS for one common podcasting use.

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Apple releases 2015 Supplier Responsibility Report, targets the end of 'bonded servitude' practices

Apple on Wednesday issued its annual Supplier Responsibility Report, covering a range of issues from factory overtime to the environment, including new rules for factories wishing to be a part of its global supply chain that prohibit those firms from charging “recruitment fees” to employees.



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Misreported Apple patent reassignment supposedly induces GoPro stock price decline

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday reassigned to Apple a Kodak patent covering a mobile remote control camera system, reports of which supposedly catalyzed a 12-percent drop in shares of action cam maker GoPro.



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Apple says working toward 'net zero energy' and green products in Environmental Responsibility Report

Apple on Wednesday published an Environmental Responsibility Report covering fiscal 2014, outlining steps the company has taken to reduce impact on climate change, use green materials in its products and conserve resources.



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Apple patents method of building seamless all-glass iOS devices, monitors and TVs

Apple on Monday was granted a U.S. patent covering a method of fusing glass structures together to encapsulate the internal circuitry of an iOS device, and that of larger electronics like monitors and televisions.



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DoD's Electronic Parts Counterfeit Rules Draw Mixed Reviews


The U.S. Defense Department last month adopted a set of final rules covering the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts in the federal supply chain. The rules affect a wide swath of information technology firms that supply electronic components to the department, including software in some cases. In general, the final rules require that covered federal contractors establish and maintain acceptable systems to detect and avoid counterfeit parts. These systems will be reviewed as part of a federal auditing process.

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Apple tech uses mechanical shutters to protect sensitive iPhone audio components

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application covering an active system that protects sensitive acoustic components like microphones and speakers from damage.



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Privacy group lauds Apple initiatives to protect user data protection from government requests

In a privacy report covering major tech companies’ policies toward government data requests, digital rights advocate Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) awarded Apple a perfect six-stars after rating the firm in the doldrums for the past three years.



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