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Monday, September 26, 2016

Apple to reveal fiscal Q4 2016 earnings on Oct. 27

Apple to reveal fiscal Q4 2016 earnings on Oct. 27

Apple on Monday announced it will report quarterly earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016 on Oct. 27, to be followed by a live-streamed conference call on Apple's investor website.

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Drake's 'Views' exceeds 1B streams on Apple Music

Drake's 'Views' exceeds 1B streams on Apple Music

Popular rapper Drake recently saw his album "Views" become the first to surpass one billion streams on Apple Music, an achievement Apple commemorated with a plaque presented to the artist on Monday.

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Nvidia working with Apple on graphics for 'revolutionary' new Mac products

Nvidia working with Apple on graphics for 'revolutionary' new Mac products

Though Apple's current Mac lineup relies on AMD graphics, a switch to Nvidia could be in the works for the MacBook Pro and beyond, if new job listings from the GPU maker is any indication.

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Disney said to be weighing Twitter purchase to bolster online video efforts

Disney said to be weighing Twitter purchase to bolster online video efforts

The Walt Disney Company is reportedly examining the prospects, and the risks, of purchasing social media venue Twitter, potentially battling Google and Salesforce for the service.

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Sonos brings PLAY:1 & PLAY:5 speakers to Apple's online & retail stores

Sonos brings PLAY:1 & PLAY:5 speakers to Apple's online & retail stores

Wi-Fi speaker maker Sonos on Monday announced a partnership that will see the company's PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 speakers sold in Apple's online and physical retail stores.

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Drake debuts new short film as Apple Music exclusive

Drake debuts new short film as Apple Music exclusive

Mainstream rapper Drake on Monday released a 23-minute film — Please Forgive Me — as an Apple Music exclusive, further cementing his close business ties with Apple.

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Plex Cloud beta launches, uses Amazon Drive subscription to store user media

Plex Cloud beta launches, uses Amazon Drive subscription to store user media

The Plex developers have commenced testing of Amazon Drive as a storage venue for media, with future versions of the Plex app on iOS and tvOS able to stream stored video without the need for a network attached storage device, or a home server.

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Deals: $200 off 15" MacBook Pro; up to $200 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 93% off iOS 10 dev course

Deals: $200 off 15

As the end of September draws near, shoppers can pick up a 15" MacBook Pro (2.8GHz, 16GB, 256GB) for $2,099 with a free copy of Parallels 12. Or opt for a lighter 12" MacBook at $100-$200 off. The iOS 10 & Swift 3 Starter Bundle is also marked down to $45 for a limited time.

Photos show Apple's newly relocated & revamped Brea Mall store [u]

Photos show Apple's newly relocated & revamped Brea Mall store [u]

As planned, Apple reopened its Brea Mall outlet in California on Saturday, and photos shared with AppleInsider show that the location is steeped in Apple's latest fashion-oriented design aesthetic. [Updated with more info about weekend store openings]

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Apple's health hires geared towards sharing, interpreting data, including new Watch apps

Apple's health hires geared towards sharing, interpreting data, including new Watch apps

Apple's continued hiring of health experts — and its takeover of Gliimpse — are all geared toward building better electronic health records, and turning that data into advice for both doctors and device owners, a report indicated on Monday.

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Piper Jaffray downplays reports of bad iPhone 7 sales, sees similarities to iPhone 6 launch

Piper Jaffray downplays reports of bad iPhone 7 sales, sees similarities to iPhone 6 launch

Another analyst firm has chimed in on negative reports of Apple iPhone 7 first week sales, and instead views trends as similar to the record-breaking iPhone 6 launch of 2014.

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Pegatron CEO slams analysts, 'cautiously optimistic' about Apple iPhone 7 sales

Pegatron CEO slams analysts, 'cautiously optimistic' about Apple iPhone 7 sales

The CEO of Apple's manufacturing partner Pegatron notes that the iPhone 7 is exceeding estimates on the strength of the phone alone, and does not believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall is inflating sales numbers artificially.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

KGI: iPhone 7 won't sell as well as the iPhone 6s

KGI: iPhone 7 won't sell as well as the iPhone 6s

Contrary to remarks by carriers, one analyst firm is increasing how many iPhone 7 family devices that it thinks Apple will sell before the end of the year, but still expects fewer sales than the iPhone 6s garnered in 2015.

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This week on AI: iPhone 7 & Apple Watch Series 2 review, McLaren buyout rumors, macOS Sierra launch & more

This week on AI: iPhone 7 & Apple Watch Series 2 review, McLaren buyout rumors, macOS Sierra launch & more

Fresh in people's hands, the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 were of course subjects of discussion — but word about possible automotive takeovers stole some of the spotlight, as did new details on a rumored Amazon Echo competitor.

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Apple celebrates grand opening of first retail store in Mexico

Apple celebrates grand opening of first retail store in Mexico

Apple on Saturday opened the doors to thousands of waiting customers at its first brick-and-mortar retail store in Mexico, the first step in a planned expansion into the burgeoning Latin American smartphone market.

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Deals: Grab the lowest prices on iMacs and MacBooks with AppleCare (up to $430 off) with exclusive coupons

Deals: Grab the lowest prices on iMacs and MacBooks with AppleCare (up to $430 off) with exclusive coupons

AI readers can use exclusive coupons this week to score the lowest prices anywhere on 27-inch iMac 5Ks, 15-inch MacBook Pros and remaining 2015 12-inch MacBooks bundled with AppleCare. Save up to $430 instantly with free shipping and no tax in most states.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Forensics firm says backups easier to crack in iOS 10, Apple promises fix

Forensics firm says backups easier to crack in iOS 10, Apple promises fix

Apple appears to have unintentionally weakened the security of local backups in iOS 10, as a result of offering an "alternative password verification mechanism," according to a Russian forensics company.

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ReviewReview: Apple Watch Series 2 is a great improvement, but watchOS 3 steals the show

Review: Apple Watch Series 2 is a great improvement, but watchOS 3 steals the show

Equipped with a noticeably faster dual-core S2 processor, its own standalone GPS radio, and now with a waterproof design, the Apple Watch Series 2 is a worthwhile and fantastic upgrade from the first-generation model. It's also a great jumping on point for new buyers. But the biggest changes come with a software overhaul in watchOS 3, meaning early adopters will probably be happy with their existing Apple Watch for another year.

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Snapchat announces Spectacles video-recording sunglasses, available this fall for $130

Snapchat announces Spectacles video-recording sunglasses, available this fall for $130

Snap, Inc., the company formerly known as Snapchat, on Friday announced its first hardware product in Spectacles, a $130 pair of sunglasses with an embedded camera that captures 10-second point-of-view video clips at the tap of a button.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Apple exec Eddy Cue nets $59M in vested company stock

Apple exec Eddy Cue nets $59M in vested company stock

Fulfilling a contract award granted in 2011, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue saw 525,000 restricted stock units currently worth $59.2 million vest this week.

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Apple to debut 'Spoken Editions' iTunes category, turn written news into audio podcasts

Apple to debut 'Spoken Editions' iTunes category, turn written news into audio podcasts

According to a report on Friday, Apple is preparing to launch a new iTunes category which features audio podcast content transformed from articles, stories and other written word content from major publications.

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The Verge founding member Chris Ziegler worked at Apple for two months before leaving website

The Verge founding member Chris Ziegler worked at Apple for two months before leaving website

In a strange case of tech journalism intrigue, former deputy editor and founding member of The Verge Chris Ziegler recently left the publication after it was discovered that he was — and might still be — moonlighting at Apple, a potential conflict of interest for both companies.

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FeatureVideo: Unboxing Apple's ceramic Apple Watch Edition

Video: Unboxing Apple's ceramic Apple Watch Edition

For the 2016 version of its luxe Apple Watch Edition model, Apple swapped out a proprietary gold blend in favor of all white ceramic, a material that boasts a pearlescent sheen and is four times harder than stainless steel. AppleInsider gives the device a proper unboxing.

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Hermes Edition Apple Watch launches; iPhone 7, Apple Watch arrive in more countries

Hermes Edition Apple Watch launches; iPhone 7, Apple Watch arrive in more countries

On Friday, Apple started sales of the Hermes Apple Watch, brought the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to 30 additional countries, and has commenced sales of the Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 to 20 more countries.

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Trade-in roundup: iPhone 7 has landed, here's where to get the most cash for your old iPhones

Trade-in roundup: iPhone 7 has landed, here's where to get the most cash for your old iPhones

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is when Apple introduces new models, like it did with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Here's a guide to help you net the highest trade-in value for your iPhone from Apple, Gazelle, BuyBack World, NextWorth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services.

Troubleshooting macOS Sierra: FileMaker, Logitech and Razer devices, 4k display issues

Troubleshooting macOS Sierra: FileMaker, Logitech and Razer devices, 4k display issues

Sierra is still proving to be one of the less problematic Mac software upgrade in a long time, but as expected, there are some minor issues here and there, including FileMaker incompatibility problems, tracking issues with some Logitech mice, and problems with missing options on some third party 4k displays.

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Twitter takeover being considered by Google, Salesforce, other tech firms - report

Twitter takeover being considered by Google, Salesforce, other tech firms - report

Several major tech corporations — Google and Salesforce among them — have allegedly expressed in buying Twitter, as much for the data the social network generates as its actual media revenue.

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Apple releases iOS 10.0.2 update fixing Lightning EarPods bug, Photos crashes, app extension issues

Apple releases iOS 10.0.2 update fixing Lightning EarPods bug, Photos crashes, app extension issues

Apple on Friday pushed out a minor update for its newly released iOS 10 platform, squashing a handful of bugs for iPhone and iPad users, most notably one related to controls on Lightning-connected headphones.

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Feature Inside iOS 10: Apple Maps adds power, simplicity to iPhone navigation

 Inside iOS 10: Apple Maps adds power, simplicity to iPhone navigation

Apple introduced a new look in Maps with iOS 10, but more importantly implemented key search and discovery features, as well as backend tools for app extensibility that make navigating everyday life a little more convenient.

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Apple partners with Flipkart for online iPhone 7 sales in India

Apple partners with Flipkart for online iPhone 7 sales in India

Apple has entered a direct partnership with Indian's biggest e-commerce storefront, Flipkart, in advance of the local iPhone 7 launch on Oct. 7, a report said on Friday.

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Recall of dangerous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 yields a half-million exchanges in US

Recall of dangerous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 yields a half-million exchanges in US

Samsung has revealed that about half of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones sold in the U.S. have been exchanged for replacement units, as part of the company's voluntary recall on the phablets after reports of battery explosions and fires.

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Deals: $350 off 2016 12" MacBook; $125 off 13" MacBook Pro; DJI Phantom 4 Drone Ultimate Combo for $1,399

Deals: $350 off 2016 12

Heading into the weekend shoppers can pick up a 2016 12" MacBook in Rose Gold (1.2GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,240. Or scoop up the larger 13" MacBook Pro for $1,174.99. The DJI Phantom 4 Drone Ultimate Combo with three batteries and a free car charger is also $400 off on eBay while supplies last.

Wide iPhone 7 availability expected at Apple retail by Oct. 8, international freight logjam to blame

Wide iPhone 7 availability expected at Apple retail by Oct. 8, international freight logjam to blame

Apple retail store managers have been informed that all models, colors, and configurations of the iPhone 7 will be available for walk-in customers on Oct. 8 after an international freight logjam holding up arrival of the devices by container ship was partially cleared up.

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FeatureApple's iPhone 7 camera delivers nice slice of enhancements, but iPhone 7 Plus takes the cake

Apple's iPhone 7 camera delivers nice slice of enhancements, but iPhone 7 Plus takes the cake

Apple's latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus make significant strides in improving the quality and versatility of photos you can take, as well as in reproducing them in Wide Color. You can capture more detailed and nuanced pics in low light, you can confidently pull out your phone in wet environments, hand jitter is cinematically smoothed away and the new dual camera system on iPhone 7 Plus opens up entirely new ways to shoot.

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Japan considers antitrust action against Apple over iPhone carrier deals

Japan considers antitrust action against Apple over iPhone carrier deals

The Japanese government is considering pursuing an antitrust case against Apple because of its local carrier deals, a report said on Friday, echoing similar complaints in other countries.

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Apple allegedly working on Siri stand-alone speaker with HomeKit integration

Apple allegedly working on Siri stand-alone speaker with HomeKit integration

Apple appears to be stepping up efforts to combat Amazon's suite of Alexa voice recognition devices, with a Siri-based home voice assistant reportedly in the works.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10, machine learning acquisitions, car rumors and more

AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10, machine learning acquisitions, car rumors and more

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk about Apple acquistions, both announced and rumored, and the some of the best and worst features of iOS 10.

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Trade-in time: Sell your first-gen Apple Watch to BuyBackWorld and grab a $10 bonus

Trade-in time: Sell your first-gen Apple Watch to BuyBackWorld and grab a $10 bonus

AppleInsider readers looking to offset the cost of an Apple Watch Series 2 by selling their first-generation Apple Watch can use an exclusive coupon code this week to add an additional $10 to BuyBackWorld's industry-leading cash payouts of up to $175. Plus, an extended price lock lets you hang onto your watch until Halloween.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Yahoo confirms at least 500M accounts impacted by 2014 security breach

Yahoo confirms at least 500M accounts impacted by 2014 security breach

Yahoo on Thursday announced that information associated with at least 500 million accounts was stolen in a security breach of its network in 2014, claiming a "state-sponsored actor" was behind the attack.

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