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Apple probed in Japan for anti-competitive moves against Yahoo game platform

08/15/2018, 04:08 pm

The Japanese government has opened an investigation into whether Apple engaged in anti-competitive behavior when it applied pressure to prevent publishers from working with Yahoo Japan's Games Plus platform.

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Nvidia's Turing GPU architecture includes ray-tracing cores, 8K video playback support

08/15/2018, 09:08 am

Nvidia has revealed its new Turing architecture for use in GPUs, one which boasts dedicated cores for use in ray tracing, and while consumer cards are yet to be announced, Quadro RTX Turing GPUs are already being touted for their ability to support real-time 8K video playback.

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Hands on: Scrivener 3.03 is the best tool for writing books

08/15/2018, 09:08 am

Scrivener isn't necessarily the best for making books or e-books, but now it doesn't have to be since it's added Vellum support. AppleInsider checks it out.

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Kuo: 'Apple Car' likely to launch in 2023 to 2025, fuel $2 trillion company valuation

08/14/2018, 09:08 pm

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the Cupertino tech giant's autonomous vehicle aspirations -- "Project Titan" -- will be realized in a shipping consumer product as early as 2023, helping push the company toward its next trillion dollar valuation.

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'Foreshadow' Intel processor attack bypasses protections for secure data held on chip

08/14/2018, 02:08 pm

A new vulnerability called "Foreshadow" affecting Intel processors has been revealed by researchers to bypass the company's built-in security on the chip, an attack which has the potential to acquire sensitive data stored on supposedly secure cordoned-off areas on the processor.

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Five tips to get much more out of Apple Notes on iOS and macOS

08/14/2018, 01:08 pm

Apple's note-taking app went from a toy to an indispensable tool when it was revamped in 2015. Yet three years on, there is still more to discover in it. AppleInsider looks at ways to make a superb app even better.

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Apple's HomePod claims six percent of the smart speaker market, as Google closes gap with Amazon

08/14/2018, 11:08 am

New data says that Apple is now the fourth smart speaker manufacturer as measured in sales worldwide with about 700,000 HomePods sold in the quarter, about six months after its launch.

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Apple proposes devices using depth mapping for gesture controls, contextual responses

08/14/2018, 10:08 am

Home entertainment devices like the HomePod could be improved by analyzing the local environment and a user's actions, an Apple concept suggests, with monitoring of a room potentially able to improve gesture-based control of audio, as well as contextual responses like turning down the volume if the room is empty.

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Turkey's president calls for boycott of Apple products

08/14/2018, 08:08 am

Amid rising trade tensions with the United States and local economic catastrophe, Turkey's president has named Apple specifically as a boycott target.

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Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

08/13/2018, 10:08 pm

In a meeting in a New York loft last year, Apple told around 30 developers that they ought to embrace subscription models.

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Apple hosts Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai at Apple Park, touts cooperation with Malala Fund

08/13/2018, 09:08 pm

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai visited Apple Park on Monday, where she discussed Apple's ongoing Malala Fund partnership with hosts CEO Tim Cook and VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson.

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Google apps continue to track users even if location services are disabled

08/13/2018, 05:08 pm

Google's services will attempt to monitor the movements of a user's device even if the user disables location services, with some Android and iOS apps produced by the search giant allegedly recording location data without the user's knowledge, an investigation into the feature claims.

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Australian parliament will debate bill to weaken encryption by end of 2018

08/13/2018, 09:08 am

Australia's government will debate proposed legislation before the end of this year that could force Apple and other companies to introduce backdoors into their products and services, such as the iPhone or iMessage, under the guise of assisting with national security and law enforcement investigations.

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Apple job listing points to 'new products and initiatives' for iCloud

08/13/2018, 09:08 am

Apple is once again at work on serious improvements to iCloud, a recent job listing may suggest.

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Apple fighting high property tax assessments in Santa Clara county

08/13/2018, 08:08 am

When it comes to disputing local tax assessments, Apple is one of the toughest companies in Silicon Valley, and the company has repeatedly clashed with Santa Clara County to cut down how much tax it needs to pay.

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This week on AI: What's new in Apple's iOS 12 & macOS Mojave betas, iPhones as passports & more

08/11/2018, 12:08 am

Apple's latest iOS and macOS betas were the centerpiece of the week, but travel, CarPlay, and the performance of 2018 MacBook Pros were also on your minds.

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Trump says will meet Apple CEO Tim Cook for dinner

08/10/2018, 08:08 pm

Less than four months after their April White House meeting, President Donald Trump tweeted that he and Apple CEO Tim Cook are set to dine together Friday night.

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Hands on: Final Draft 10 hangs on as the best tool for screenwriters

08/10/2018, 02:08 pm

This specialist word processor has enough quirks to make it irritating, yet it continues to speed up the repetitive parts of screenwriting so much. AppleInsider starts crafting the next, great Netflix series.

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McDonald's in Chicago is the latest Apple Store copycat - but not the first by far

08/10/2018, 12:08 pm

McDonald's new flagship store is making a clear effort to mimic the Apple Store. AppleInsider takes a look at the plan, and also a takes a look back at Microsoft, Sony, and others who have "borrowed" elements of the Apple Store aesthetic in retail.

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Spotify tests skippable ads for free listeners in Australia

08/10/2018, 10:08 am

In a move that could eventually lure new subscribers away from Apple Music, Spotify is now testing skippable ads for its free ad-based tier.

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