Report: Apple CEO Tim Cook to fundraise for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan

Apple may not be playing ball with the Republican Party’s upcoming convention, but CEO Tim Cook is reportedly set to hold a fundraiser for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan next week. Politico reports that Apple wants to “strengthen its relationships with key Republicans” like Ryan despite its apparent opposition to Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nominee.

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Republican Party, Tim Cook
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This week’s top stories [WWDC Edition]: Hands-on with iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 & tvOS 10

In this week’s top stories: iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and new features for Apple TV with the upcoming tvOS 10 release, our coverage of Apple’s WWDC 2016 announcements make up the majority of this week’s top stories.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, Mac Tagged: AAPL, Apple, hands-on, iOS 10, macOS Sierra, top stories, tvOS 10, watchOS 3, what’s new, WWDC 2016
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Apple announces it raised $8 million w/ World Wildlife Fund Global Apps for Earth campaign

Apple and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced that their recent Apps for Earth campaign raised $8 million in proceeds for the organization.
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Filed under: AAPL Company, Apps Tagged: Apple, apps for earth, WWF
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Apple said to be behind decision to remove proposed rifle and pistol shooting emoji from standard

Apple has apparently hit the delete button on a proposed rifle emoji that was previously accepted. Unicode, the group behind the character standard, ultimately decided to pull the rifle character from the next emoji set in Unicode 9. Buzzfeed reports, however, that Apple (which has voting rights within the group) largely led the opposition to the rifle emoji:

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Poll: What features and changes do you want to see in iOS 10 at WWDC?

At WWDC on Monday, Apple will unveil the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 10. With the conference being light on hardware, expectations are high for Apple to announce some major new features for iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad. The rumor mill is quieter than usual, so there’s definitely a bigger opportunity to be surprised with this year’s keynote.

We have some idea about what to expect but we want to hear what you want to see Apple announce next week. Join in the poll after the jump to have your say on what you want to see in iOS 10 …

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: Apple, features, iOS, iOS 10, iPad, rumors, WWDC, WWDC 2016
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PSA: Apple will live stream its WWDC 2016 keynote on June 13 at 10AM PT

After updating the iOS WWDC app and launching a tvOS version last week, Apple today has added a new page to its WWDC website that confirms its plans to live stream the kick off keynote. As usual, Apple will open WWDC week with a keynote event on June 13th at 10AM PT/1PM ET.

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This week’s top stories: What to expect at WWDC 2016, iPhone 7 leaks, Apple’s Back to School deal & more

In this week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, more on the rumored upcoming MacBook Pros with OLED touch bar, what’s in store for WWDC 2016, and much more.

Apple also launched its Back to School promo for 2016, and designer brand Coach started preparing for a launch of its Apple Watch bands next week. Head below for all of the handy links to these and our other top shared Apple stories this week.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, Mac Tagged: Apple pay, coach, Display, iMessage, iPhone 7, MacBook Pro, MacOs, OLED, OS X 10.12, Thunderbolt, top stories, WWDC 2016
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OS X 10.12 & Mac: What will Apple show off for Mac at WWDC 2016?

Apple’s WWDC 2016 will be light on new hardware announcements this year, but that will give the company plenty of stage time to show off big new releases on the software side. Siri for Mac, a Siri SDK for developers, an Apple Music and iTunes refresh, Touch ID features, and possibly a first look at new Macs, Apple has a lot of interesting in-development projects it could show off for Macs and OS X 10.12 at WWDC 2016. Below we roundup the rumored features for the next release of Apple’s Mac operating system and explore some of the possible new hardware we might see at the event later this month.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, Apps, Mac Tagged: 10.12, Apple Music, Mac, MacBook, MacOs, OS X, Siri, Siri SDK, Touchscreen, WWDC 2016
Source: 9to5 Mac

Apple staff voting on new community themes, including making Apple products affordable

Apple is inviting staff to vote for one of 20 different ‘community themes,’ a list of worthy projects ranging from using technology to boost environmental sustainability to empowering the elderly. One of the projects is geared to making Apple products more available to those who would not normally be able to afford them.

Our themes are a result of global collaboration, innovation, and passion. They’re rich with intention and supported by detailed ideas. Each one reflects our belief that we can leave the world better than when we found it.

The internal document references Apple’s approach of ‘a thousand no’s for every yes’ and says that votes will determine which themes go forward into further development and testing …

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