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Logitech buys out mic & headphone maker Blue in $117M deal

07/31/2018, 08:07 am

Accessory maker Logitech this week announced the takeover of Blue, best known for its microphones that have become a staple of recording, particularly in the streaming and podcast industries.

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Apple touts Cupertino public works investments ahead of employer tax vote

07/30/2018, 10:07 pm

Apple lauded its contributions to Cupertino, Calif., in a letter sent to the municipality's city council on Monday, noting tens of millions of dollars which go toward public works projects that benefit its hometown. The authority is set to decide whether an employer tax measure will make it to ballot next year.

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Apple hires developer of virtual reality painting app amid push into AR/VR

07/30/2018, 06:07 pm

Adding to a growing stable of virtual reality experts, Apple recently hired developer Sterling Crispin, whose app "Cyber Paint" was among the first to take advantage of burgeoning mobile VR headset technology.

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Hands On: Setapp's continuing attempt to change the way we all pay for Mac apps

07/30/2018, 04:07 pm

Eighteen months after it launched, AppleInsider re-examines the Setapp subscription service to see if the model works for users -- and what apps have joined it.

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First Swift certification program with Apple's blessing to launch in the fall

07/30/2018, 11:07 am

Certiport announces launch of App Development with Swift, in order to help students validate their Swift programming skills for the job market.

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Walmart may challenge Apple, Netflix & others with new streaming service

07/30/2018, 11:07 am

Walmart is reportedly working on a new video streaming service separate from Vudu, with special help from Mark Greenberg, a key veteran of the TV industry.

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Hands On: uBar for the Mac shrinks your Dock and makes it work harder for you

07/29/2018, 09:07 am

It's a distinctive part of your Mac but the Dock is big and it doesn't do a lot. Now, uBar wants to replace it with a tool that saves space and adds functionality. AppleInsider tries it out.

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Autodesk dropping support for Alias and VRED in macOS Mojave over OpenGL deprecation

07/28/2018, 01:07 pm

Autodesk has published a support document announcing that it is stopping development of its Alias and VRED vertical market packages, and that older versions will not work on Mojave due to Apple's OpenGL deprecation.

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This week on AI: Apple fixes MacBook Pro thermal issues, buying a Mac for school & more

07/28/2018, 04:07 am

The new MacBook Pro models continued to dominate headlines this week, particularly after Apple issued a patch to fix thermal problems.

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Intel delays 10nm Cannon Lake processor production to late 2019

07/27/2018, 02:07 pm

Mac users have an even longer wait for new iMacs and MacBook Pro models using 'Cannon Lake' chips, after Intel confirmed the 10-nanometer processors aiming for high-end computers won't arrive any sooner than the 2019 holiday shopping period.

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Hands On: Designing websites with Sparkle, the spiritual successor to iWeb

07/27/2018, 01:07 pm

Sparkle wants to make it easy for anyone to build a website yet also be comprehensive enough for professionals. AppleInsider builds a site.

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Apple provides Japanese customers with free repairs following floods and landslides

07/27/2018, 09:07 am

Apple is pledging assistance to its Japanese customers affected by heavy rainfall in July, by announcing it will be providing repairs of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other hardware directly damaged by the natural disaster at no charge.

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Podcast discusses new MacBook Pro thermal fix, listener questions, and more

07/27/2018, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Mike talk about Macbook Pro thermal performance, tips on the best Mac utiilties you've forgotten about, and answer listener email. Mike also lets loose on an app removed from the App Store over distributing conspiracy theories.

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Apple design head Jonathan Ive to talk at Wired's 25th anniversary

07/26/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, will speak at an October event in San Francisco marking the 25th anniversary of Wired Magazine.

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Hands on: BBEdit 12 is the Swiss Army Knife of text editors for the Mac

07/26/2018, 02:07 pm

The more of a programmer's kind of brain that you have, the more you will get from this app but the sheer range and power of its tools is compelling. AppleInsider dives in.

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Improving on Apple: alternatives to iCloud's 5GB of free space

07/26/2018, 12:07 pm

Maybe one day Apple will give us more than 5GB space without charging heavily but it's not exactly in a hurry to do so. So in the meantime, here are some AppleInsider-approved alternatives for getting more online storage and (maybe) paying less for it.

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Apple's self-driving car system could change how it drives by detecting passenger stress levels

07/26/2018, 10:07 am

Apple's self-driving car technology could potentially change the way it drives based on the reactions of its passengers, using monitoring sensors to analyze the vehicle's occupants and determine an appropriate driving style to suit the situation, potentially reducing the chance of a passenger panicking.

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Power could be shared wirelessly between future MacBook and iPhone

07/26/2018, 08:07 am

Apple has come up with one possible solution to the problem of an iPhone running out of battery while the user's on the move, by taking advantage of wireless charging to transfer power from one mobile device with a fuller battery to another.

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How to make interactive group presentations with an Apple TV and iPad

07/25/2018, 03:07 pm

It's not the most obvious presentation tool, but using an Apple TV with iPad and the right projector means you'll never be tied to the podium again.

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Apple's Tim Cook to speak at Loveloud Festival on July 28

07/25/2018, 03:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be one of the featured speakers at this Saturday's Loveloud Festival, an AT&T-backed event meant to promote support of LGBTQ youth.

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