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Here are some of the best Apple-connected fitness gifts for 2018

12/05/2018, 02:12 pm

Getting fit is more about knowledge, nutrition, and perseverance than technology, but the right devices certainly make it easier. These are some of the choicest Apple-related tech gifts for the runner or lifter in your life.

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HomePod destined for launch in China and Hong Kong in early 2019

12/05/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple will be bringing the HomePod to China and Hong Kong, the company has announced, with the major markets set to be the next two regions where the smart speaker will be sold.

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Apple climbs up in Glassdoor ranking of best US workplaces

12/05/2018, 11:12 am

Apple has regained some stature in Glassdoor's newest annual ranking of the best U.S. work environments, though the company is still behind an all-time high it achieved going into 2012.

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Waymo One launches as world's first commercial autonomous taxi service

12/05/2018, 10:12 am

On Wednesday Alphabet's Waymo unit debuted Waymo One, a first-of-its-kind paid autonomous taxi service, though the initial customer base will be limited for now.

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Steve Jobs took weekly hands-on role in first Apple store design, says former retail head Ron Johnson

12/05/2018, 09:12 am

Steve Jobs was deeply involved in the development of Apple's first retail store, according to original retail head Ron Johnson, providing regular vetting and suggestions as the company experimented with a prototype in a rented warehouse near 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino.

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Health-tracking AirPods a next step for Apple as Google and Amazon race to imitate

12/05/2018, 07:12 am

Apple may be looking at improving the AirPods with health monitoring features soon, but the company may face steep competition in that space, as Amazon and Google appear to be eyeing the same market.

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Key Apple security expert Jon Callas leaves to take job with ACLU

12/04/2018, 04:12 pm

One of Apple's senior security specialists, Jon Callas, has reportedly jumped ship to work at the American Civil Liberties Union -- and for a much smaller salary.

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Holiday gift guide 2018: Speakers that are sure to please the music lover on your shopping list

12/04/2018, 02:12 pm

Speakers are probably one of the easiest gift choices. You can spend a little on a portable Bluetooth speaker, or practically infinite amounts on whole-home audio. AppleInsider rounds up the best speaker gift ideas for this holiday season.

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Future AirPods could use more secure ear-fitting methods to enable fitness tracking features

12/04/2018, 11:12 am

Apple is continuing to consider producing AirPods with health tracking functionality, but the use of biometric sensors in wireless earbuds presents new challenges in keeping them firmly in place, a problem Apple has also attempted to solve.

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Best of 2018: Apple reveals most popular apps, games, movies and more

12/04/2018, 02:12 am

As it does every year, Apple on Tuesday released a list of the year's "best" digital content up for offer on its various digital storefronts, from the iOS App Store to Apple Books.

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Tim Cook says 'no place' for hate groups on Apple platforms

12/03/2018, 04:12 pm

In accepting the Anti-Defamation League's first-ever "Courage Against Hate" award on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a firm statement in support of the organization and against far-right groups.

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Apple offers 10 percent discount online to veterans & active duty US military

12/03/2018, 04:12 pm

Apple has extended the online Apple Store dedicated to those in the armed forces, with the Veterans and Military Purchase Program offering more discounts to present and past soldiers and sailors.

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Apple details Siri's machine learning upgrades for better listening on HomePod

12/03/2018, 11:12 am

Apple on Monday updated its Machine Learning Journal with a post by the company's Siri speech and audio software engineering teams, explaining how the company uses machine learning to help the HomePod hear people under tougher circumstances than iPhones and iPads.

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Steve Jobs' handwritten Apple I specifications sheet could fetch $60,000 at auction

12/03/2018, 09:12 am

A sheet of paper featuring the handwriting of Steve Jobs is headed to auction, with the document consisting of a specification sheet for the Apple I expected to fetch up to $60,000 when it goes on sale on Wednesday.

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Crime blotter: Brazen iPad mini warehouse theft, restauranteur fencing stolen MacBooks, more

12/02/2018, 11:12 am

Besides just a restaurant-owner that was selling pilfered MacBooks, Apple's iPad and iPhones are continuing targets of thefts everywhere, including from a blind man at Six Flags, and trouble at a Kijiji meetup.

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Updated AirPods with wireless charging case expected in early 2019, redesign coming in late 2020

12/02/2018, 08:12 am

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has updated his predictions for Apple wireless earbud line, with a relatively minor upgrade expected in the next six months, and a more pronounced revision with design changes launching before the end of 2020.

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Apple turns retail logos red for World AIDS Day

11/30/2018, 08:11 pm

As it has done every December since 2012, Apple on Friday marked World AIDS Day by tinting red the Apple logos that front its stores around the world.

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Apple's Cook to deliver keynote at Anti-Defamation League summit on anti-Semitism

11/30/2018, 01:11 pm

Tim Cook is slated to pick up the first-ever "Courage Against Hate" award at a Dec. 3 event hosted by the Anti-Defamation League, where the Apple CEO is additionally expected to make a keynote speech.

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Woman fails to find Apple's Black Friday gift card offer terms, launches class action suit

11/30/2018, 10:11 am

A dubious class action lawsuit against Apple accuses the company of misleading customers during its recent Black Friday shopping event by supposedly promoting products not covered by a gift card promotion, but the basis of the suit itself appears to stem from a consumer failing to read the terms and conditions of the sale.

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Apple Music coming to Amazon's Echo speaker range on December 17

11/30/2018, 08:11 am

Owners of the Amazon Echo device range will soon be able to listen to Apple Music through the smart speakers, the retailer advises, with Apple's streaming music service expanding its reach to the Alexa-powered audio hardware starting from the week of December 17.

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