Siri update tackles tough election questions

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Siri can keep you tuned into the latest happenings with the election.
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“Hey Siri, who won the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary?”

Starting today, Apple’s digital assistant is able to answer that and other election questions as part of Apple News’ 2020 election coverage.

Bernie Sanders tops list for most donations from Apple employees

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Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at an event in Des Moines, Iowa.
Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at an event in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Big Tech employees are feeling the Bern as the U.S. presidential primary season shifts into full gear. New fundraising data disclosed this week reveals that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised more money from the country’s top tech companies than any other presidential candidate.

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter employees donated nearly $270,000 to Sanders’ bid to take the White House, with nearly half of that money coming from Google. Check out the full breakdown by company:

Bernie Sanders has a big problem with Apple’s $2.5 billion housing crisis fund

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Bernie Sanders has a big problem with Apple's $2.5b housing crisis fund
Sanders thinks Apple helped create the problem it claims to be fighting.
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is less than impressed by Apple’s pledge of $2.5 billion to help support affordable housing in California.

Apple pledged the money Monday, saying it wants to be “part of the solution” when it comes to California’s sky-high housing prices. However, Sanders accuses Apple of “throwing pennies” at a crisis it “helped create.”

What they said: Best Apple quotes of 2016

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Best Apple quotes 2016
If you can't say something nice ...
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2016 Year in Review Cult of Mac The world of quotes is a poorer place without Steve Jobs, who was a quote machine. Nonetheless, plenty of people talked about Apple this year, whether lauding the company’s successes or damning its strategies.

Here are the most memorable Apple quotes of 2016.

Maybe Apple really will make iPhones in USA

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Designed by Apple in California. Assembled by Foxconn in USA?
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The iPhone may soon be made in the USA.

Donald Trump claimed during his campaign that he would force Apple to move production of its products back to America. According to a new report, Apple has already started looking into whether that would be possible.

Tim Cook was considered as Hillary Clinton’s vice president

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Tim has plenty to cheer about.
There aren't too many more powerful jobs than running Apple, but this would be one.
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Tim Cook was apparently considered as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton, according to a new email released by WikiLeaks.

Written by Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, the email includes a number of high-profile names touted as potential vice presidential candidates, including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

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Hillary emojis are ready to slide into your DMs.
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Tim Cook cracks Time 100 list yet again 

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Apple CEO Tim Cook will introduce the band Imagine Dragons Satuday at the LOVELOUD Festival in Utah.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook has been named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people list that rounds up the top leaders, artists, and public figures that have shaped the world the most the last year.

Cook has frequently appeared on the list, but perhaps is more deserving of it than ever this year after leading Apple in a public fight against the federal government of digital security and privacy. Other notable people on the list include Bernie Sanders, Kendrick Lamar, Vladimir Putin, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Felix Kjellberg (a.k.a. PewDiePie).