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WSJ: Apple expanding in Israel with focus on chip design

WSJ: Apple expanding in Israel with focus on chip design

Apple hired its first employee from Israel in 2011, and now the company has over 700 people working in Israel for it. Even Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was in Israel on Thursday to visit the Cupertino company’s new R&D offices in Tel Aviv. The reason behind Apple’s focus on Israel? 

Tim Cook met German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his Berlin trip

Tim Cook met German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his Berlin trip

During his visit to Berlin, Tim Cook met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss security, privacy, net neutrality, environmental protection, and more.

Jury orders Apple to pay $532.9 million for infringing gaming patents

Jury orders Apple to pay $532.9 million for infringing gaming patents

Apple has lost a court battle against Smartflash LLC, which accused the former of using its patented inventions in iTunes without its permission. The Texas jury ruled the case in Smartflash’s favor and has ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million in damages. 

iOS and Android continue to lead smartphone market share with 96.3% in fourth quarter

iOS and Android continue to lead smartphone market share with 96.3% in fourth quarter

iOS and Android are easily the most popular mobile operating systems on the planet, but sometimes getting the gist of that takes another quarterly breakdown.

Samsung to supply LPDDR4 RAM chips to Apple for the ‘iPhone 6s’

Samsung to supply LPDDR4 RAM chips to Apple for the ‘iPhone 6s’

Samsung has entered into an agreement with Apple that will see it supplying at least half of the LPDDR4 chips that the Cupertino company will be using inside the “iPhone 6s,” according to a report from The Korea Times. If other suppliers are unable to fulfill Apple’s requirements, the company may ask Samsung to supply them with more chips. 

Apple revamping Genius Bar appointment process with its new ‘Concierge’ program

Apple revamping Genius Bar appointment process with its new ‘Concierge’ program

To further improve customer experience, Apple will be making significant changes to how Genius Bar appointments work at its retail stores, as revealed by sources of 9to5Mac. 

Apple updates its World Travel Adapter Kit; Drops price by $10

Apple updates its World Travel Adapter Kit; Drops price by $10

Apple silently updated its World Travel Adapter Kit earlier this month to remove the 30-pin to USB cable and add a new Power Adapter to it. Instead of adding a Lightning to USB cable though, the Cupertino company has dropped the price of the kit by $10.

Siri adds Russian, Dutch, Portuguese and other languages in iOS 8.3 beta 2

Siri adds Russian, Dutch, Portuguese and other languages in iOS 8.3 beta 2

Siri is always learning and getting better, especially when major new platform releases find their way out into the world.

Apple is dropping AOL sign-ins for iTunes and the App Store in March

Apple is dropping AOL sign-ins for iTunes and the App Store in March

Right now, signing into the App Store or into iTunes is possible with an AOL username, but that will be changing soon according to a new support document published by Apple.

Apple poaching battery and chip experts from Samsung

Apple poaching battery and chip experts from Samsung

If the latest report from the Korea Times is to be believed, Apple is poaching employees from Samsung who expertise in chip design and batteries.