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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dropbox hack released details of more than 68M accounts, report says

Dropbox hack released details of more than 68M accounts, report says

Dropbox recently notified users of a potential forced password reset after its security team discovered a batch of account credentials believed to have been obtained from a known 2012 data breach. While the initial announcement failed to specify the exact number of impacted users, a report on Tuesday puts the number at well over 68 million.

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Corning touts Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearables as alternative to 'luxury' cover materials

Corning touts Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearables as alternative to 'luxury' cover materials

Glass maker Corning on Tuesday announced commercial availability of Gorilla Glass SR+, a composite cover material designed specifically to take on the stresses endured by wearable devices like Apple Watch.

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Apple debuts new 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

Apple debuts new 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

Answering the call of power users — and avid iPhone photographers — Apple on Tuesday expanded its iCloud storage options to include a 2-terabyte tier priced at $19.99 per month.

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Google to bring Waze ridesharing San Francisco-wide, may set stage for driverless service

Google to bring Waze ridesharing San Francisco-wide, may set stage for driverless service

Google is reportedly taking its first real steps into ridesharing via its Waze navigation app, entering into competition with Uber and Lyft, and potentially setting up a tougher market if and when Apple launches its self-driving car.

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BitTorrent app Transmission once again source of macOS malware

BitTorrent app Transmission once again source of macOS malware

Once again, BitTorrent client Transmission has distributed malware to some users through an altered installer, with downloaders of the software on Aug. 28 and 29 probably infected by the "Keydnap" package.

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Mophie launches new Powerstation battery packs, including wireless & USB-C options

Mophie launches new Powerstation battery packs, including wireless & USB-C options

Accessory maker Mophie on Tuesday revealed several Powerstation battery packs compatible with iOS devices, including models supporting wireless and USB-C charging.

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Jessica Alba joins slew of executive producers for 'Planet of the Apps'

Jessica Alba joins slew of executive producers for 'Planet of the Apps'

Actress Jessica Alba has joined the developer advisory team for the Apple-funded "Planet of the Apps" reality show, chronicling several teams of developers working on apps for iOS.

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Turkey's deputy PM encourages Apple to move in wake of EU tax ruling

Turkey's deputy PM encourages Apple to move in wake of EU tax ruling

On Tuesday the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey extended an open invitation for Apple to move its international operations to that country, in the wake of a E.U. ruling ordering Ireland to collect $14.5 billion in back taxes from the company.

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Low-end Intel Kaby Lake processors detailed, MacBook Pro version absent

Low-end Intel Kaby Lake processors detailed, MacBook Pro version absent

Intel has shed some specific details for the first time about the new seventh generation Kaby Lake processors suitable for the MacBook and MacBook Air, but as expected, processors suitable for the MacBook Pro have yet to materialize.

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Deals: $150-$290 off 15" MacBook Pros; 12" MacBook for $964; 13" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for $1,200

Deals: $150-$290 off 15

Shoppers this week can snap up a 15" MacBook Pro at up to $290 off or take advantage of $335 off a 2015 12" MacBook in Space Gray with exclusive coupon savings. Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage space is also $300 off on eBay while supplies last.

New Apple patent would allow touch-sensing surfaces made using Liquidmetal tech

New Apple patent would allow touch-sensing surfaces made using Liquidmetal tech

An Apple patent published on Tuesday could potentially be applied to building touch-sensing surfaces, including screens, using material concepts first developed by Liquidmetal Technology.

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Griffin preps for 'iPhone 7' without headphone jack, announces iTrip Clip Bluetooth audio adapter

Griffin preps for 'iPhone 7' without headphone jack, announces iTrip Clip Bluetooth audio adapter

Griffin has added to its stable of wireless adapters and is catering to the needs of potential "iPhone 7" users with a 3.5mm headphone jack to Bluetooth adapter, dubbed the iTrip Clip.

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With $231B in cash, Apple's $14.5B EU tax hit doesn't concern Wall Street

With $231B in cash, Apple's $14.5B EU tax hit doesn't concern Wall Street

While a $14.5 billion payment of back taxes could bankrupt many major corporations, it's pocket change for a company as cash flush as Apple. As a result, analysts surveyed by AppleInsider on Tuesday said they aren't concerned about the European Commission's decision, regardless of how an appeal ultimately plays out.

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Apple FAQ responds to investor queries about $14.5B EU tax edict

Apple FAQ responds to investor queries about $14.5B EU tax edict

Apple has posted a series of answers to questions about the European Commission's tax ruling, and appears to be unconcerned about any potential financial fallout.

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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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sell your iPhone trade-in to BuyBackWorld ahead of Apple's iPhone 7 and grab a 10% cash bonus [u]

Sell your iPhone trade-in to BuyBackWorld ahead of Apple's iPhone 7 and grab a 10% cash bonus [u]

In anticipation of Apple's iPhone 7 announcement on Sept. 7, BuyBackWorld this week is offering an extended price lock and the industry's most aggressive cash payouts on iPad (up to $627) and iPhone trade-ins (up to $423) when you use an exclusive 10% bonus coupon. [Updated pricing 8/30/16]

Alleged 'iPhone 7' prototype sticker points to 32GB of storage on base models

Alleged 'iPhone 7' prototype sticker points to 32GB of storage on base models

A sticker claimed to be from a returned "iPhone 7" prototype at Foxconn may reinforce rumors that Apple is raising base storage on the device to 32 gigabytes.

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Possible references to MacBook Pro OLED 'Function Row' spotted in Pages code

Possible references to MacBook Pro OLED 'Function Row' spotted in Pages code

A reference to a "Dynamic Function Row" has been spotted in Apple's latest release of the Pages word processing app, potentially confirming a rumored name for the OLED touch bar on the new MacBook Pro.

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Rumor: 'iPhone 7' will come in five colors, including a new glossy black option

Rumor: 'iPhone 7' will come in five colors, including a new glossy black option

With just over a week until Apple is expected to take the wraps off of its next-generation iPhone, a new report claims that the device will actually come in two shades of black —a traditional matte, as well as a glossy option resembling the late 2013 Mac Pro desktop.

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Tim Cook responds to $14.5B EU tax bill with open letter, says decision will be reversed

Tim Cook responds to $14.5B EU tax bill with open letter, says decision will be reversed

After being hit with a $14.5 billion tab for alleged unpaid back taxes, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook published an open letter to the "Apple Community" on Tuesday, saying he is "confident" that the decision from the European Commission will be reversed.

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EU tax investigation concludes, Apple hammered with $14.5 billion bill

EU tax investigation concludes, Apple hammered with $14.5 billion bill

On Tuesday, the European Commission handed down its biggest tax penalty yet, ordering Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes — but both Ireland and Apple are appealing the ruling.

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Apple linked to 'AirPods,' unannounced iPhone & Apple Watch models in Eurasian regulatory filing

Apple linked to 'AirPods,' unannounced iPhone & Apple Watch models in Eurasian regulatory filing

A series of regulatory filings published by the Eurasian Economic Commission on Monday suggests Apple is readying a pair of wireless headphones dubbed "AirPods," two new iPhone models and a total of ten Apple Watch models.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Apple calls Australian banks' request to bargain over Apple Pay a detriment to consumers, mobile wallet adoption

Apple calls Australian banks' request to bargain over Apple Pay a detriment to consumers, mobile wallet adoption

Apple in a recent filing with Australia's antitrust watchdog slammed a request from the country's three top banks for collective negotiations over third-party access to Apple Pay NFC technology, saying a threatened boycott would not only harm consumers, but hinder mobile wallet adoption and innovation.

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Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board as firms prep driverless cars

Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board as firms prep driverless cars

Alphabet executive David Drummond, leads a number of Google investment arms including GV, recently stepped down from Uber's board as the two companies work to bring their respective self-driving car projects to market.

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Appeals court dismisses FTC lawsuit over AT&T throttling 'unlimited' data

Appeals court dismisses FTC lawsuit over AT&T throttling 'unlimited' data

On Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the dismissal of a 2014 Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against AT&T, which had accused the company of misleading marketing in throttling data plans it sold to the public as "unlimited."

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Apple to debut standalone 5K monitor, MacBook Air refresh, 'pro' iPad software features, report says

Apple to debut standalone 5K monitor, MacBook Air refresh, 'pro' iPad software features, report says

Apple is working to release a fresh batch of Mac hardware including a standalone 5K display made in partnership with LG, MacBook Air and iMac refreshes, and new iPad Pro software catering to professional users, according to a report on Monday.

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Apple issues eighth macOS 10.12 Sierra beta to developers, seventh to public testers

Apple issues eighth macOS 10.12 Sierra beta to developers, seventh to public testers

With just over a week to go before Apple is expected to announce an official macOS 10.12 Sierra release date, the company on Monday issued the latest beta versions of the operating system to developers and public beta testers for evaluation.

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Apple briefly allows, pulls jailbreak app on iOS App Store

Apple briefly allows, pulls jailbreak app on iOS App Store

An app ostensibly for browsing Dribbble passed through Apple's App Store review process despite coming loaded with a hidden feature that allowed users running iOS 9.3.3 or earlier to jailbreak their device.

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Sept. 7 Apple event to be live streamed, Siri updated with relevant jokes

Sept. 7 Apple event to be live streamed, Siri updated with relevant jokes

As expected, Apple will be video streaming the Sept. 7 release event through its regular channels, and Siri's responses have been updated with humorous quips to "see you on the 7th."

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New lawsuit accuses Apple of turning blind eye to 'touch disease' on iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

New lawsuit accuses Apple of turning blind eye to 'touch disease' on iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

A new class action lawsuit against Apple claims that the company has been aware of the so-called "touch disease" on 2014 iPhones for some time, and unfairly refused to repair affected devices at no cost.

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'iPhone 7' sales pitch seen as key for 275M iPhone owners running devices more than 2 years old

'iPhone 7' sales pitch seen as key for 275M iPhone owners running devices more than 2 years old

The success of this year's "iPhone 7" could depend largely on Apple's ability to convince a growing number of users on pre-iPhone 6 models that it's time to finally upgrade, one analyst believes.

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Apple event invite inspires wild speculation about 'iPhone 7' iris scanning, bokeh, more

Apple event invite inspires wild speculation about 'iPhone 7' iris scanning, bokeh, more

As has become customary with Apple event invitations, fans are dissecting the minimalistic graphic associated with its Sept. 7 keynote invitation, in a futile attempt to glean clues. In reality, all of the guesses are probably just some form of wish fulfillment.

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EU will order Ireland to collect over $1B in back taxes from Apple - report

EU will order Ireland to collect over $1B in back taxes from Apple - report

On Tuesday the European Commission will find against Ireland's tax arrangements with Apple, and ask the country to collect over 1 billion euros ($1.119 billion) in back taxes, a report claimed on Monday.

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T-Mobile tweaks unlimited One plan in response to complaints, adds One Plus tier

T-Mobile tweaks unlimited One plan in response to complaints, adds One Plus tier

Responding to early criticism of its One unlimited plan, T-Mobile on Monday announced some significant changes, including the creation of a "One Plus" tier costing an additional $25 per month.

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Apple sends invitations for 'iPhone 7' event on Sept. 7: 'See you on the 7th'

Apple sends invitations for 'iPhone 7' event on Sept. 7: 'See you on the 7th'

In what appears to be a theme with lucky number 7, Apple on Monday sent out invitations to members of the media for a keynote presentation on Sept. 7, where the company is expected to announce its next-generation "iPhone 7."

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Fitbit reveals new Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers, plus updated app

Fitbit reveals new Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers, plus updated app

Fitbit on Monday announced the latest addition to its iOS-connectable fitness tracker lineup, with the $150 Fitbit Charge 2, and $100 Fitbit Flex 2.

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Philips adds Motion Sensor, upgraded smartbulbs to HomeKit-enabled Hue line

Philips adds Motion Sensor, upgraded smartbulbs to HomeKit-enabled Hue line

Philips has introduced several new products to its Apple HomeKit-capable Hue lighting system, most notably the Motion Sensor, which can be used to trigger different actions based not just on movement but the time of day.

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Apple-1 'Celebration' buyer considers $815K purchase akin to fine art

Apple-1 'Celebration' buyer considers $815K purchase akin to fine art

Cosmetics tycoon Glenn Dellimore purchased the "Celebration" prototype Apple-1 board, and believes that it is the "holy grail" of modern computing and has a future value similar to that of Monet or Picasso paintings.

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Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4 ad targets feature gaps in Apple's MacBook Air

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4 ad targets feature gaps in Apple's MacBook Air

Microsoft on Monday released a new ad for the Surface Pro 4, directly comparing the tablet against the MacBook Air, and painting it as more feature-complete than Apple's similarly-priced product.

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