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Apple selects 'Best of 2016' apps, movies, iBooks and more

12/07/2016, 12:12 am

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its "Best of" selections for 2016, highlighting the year's most popular apps, TV shows, movies, e-books and other content sold across the company's various digital storefronts.

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Apple agrees to pay $450K to settle charges of mishandling e-waste in California

12/06/2016, 04:12 pm

Apple has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle claims it improperly dealt with e-waste at facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, the California Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday.

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Trump says SoftBank to invest $50B in US, hopes to create 50,000 jobs

12/06/2016, 02:12 pm

Following a Tuesday meeting with SoftBank's chief executive, President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted that the Japanese company has agreed to invest $50 billion in U.S. business, and create 50,000 new jobs as a result.

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Trump, Thiel invite Silicon Valley executives to round-table discussion in NYC

12/06/2016, 02:12 pm

President-Elect Donald Trump and his transition team have invited Silicon Valley tech industry leaders to a meeting in New York City on Dec. 14, and AppleInsider has learned that Apple is amongst the invitees, but may not attend.

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Apple AI researchers gagged no more, now allowed to publish and confer with colleagues

12/06/2016, 11:12 am

After years of silence from Apple's researchers over fear of losing commercial intellectual property, the company is now allowing employees in artificial intelligence to not only publish their research, but also interface with other academics in the field to further the overall development of the technology.

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Amazon could open over 2,000 grocery stores in massive retail push

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

In a plan that could up-end both conventional grocery chains and app-based services like Instacart, Amazon is hoping to open more than 2,000 self-branded grocery stores, according to a report.

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Samsung said to be following iPhone 7 by courageously omitting headphone jack in 'Galaxy S8'

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

The next flagship phone line coming from Samsung in 2017, expected to be called the "Galaxy S8," will likely omit the headphone jack in favor of a single USB-C port for charging and headphone use.

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Independent Galaxy Note 7 analysis theorizes that too-tight battery led to inevitable failures

12/06/2016, 09:12 am

An independent analysis of the Galaxy Note 7 suggests that Samsung engineered the device too tightly, and failed to give the battery any buffer between it and the surrounding metal of the case, which lead to the conflagrations experienced by more than 100 users in the summer and early fall.

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Apple iCloud account sign-in, web apps suffer hours-long outage [u]

12/05/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple's iCloud was hit with an hours-long downtime on Monday, leaving an unknown number of subscribers without access to account sign-in services and certain web apps normally available through iCloud.com.

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CBS CEO Les Moonves 'not unreasonable,' assumes DirecTV Now deal probable

12/05/2016, 02:12 pm

Speaking at a telecommunications and media conference, CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves hinted that DirecTV Now will be able to add his network's programming to the slate, eventually.

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Apple adds Minneapolis-Saint Paul transit directions to Apple Maps

12/05/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple on Monday continued the expansion of public transit directions for Maps, adding systems for the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area in Minnesota.

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Apple to open seventh Shanghai store on Dec. 10

12/05/2016, 10:12 am

Apple is preparing to launch its next Chinese store in Shanghai on Saturday, Dec. 10, throwing open the doors at 10 a.m. local time.

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Burglars ram SUV into Palo Alto Apple store in smash-and-grab raid

12/05/2016, 09:12 am

A group of 8 to 10 burglars reportedly rammed a rented Kia Soul into the Palo Alto Apple store over the weekend, stealing numerous Macs and iPhones.

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Examined: FileMaker Pro 15 ecosystem for macOS, Windows, and iOS

12/04/2016, 02:12 pm

The latest FileMaker Pro 15.0.1.118 is at the center of an entire ecosystem aiming to help individuals and whole corporations manage their data. AppleInsider examines the platform's main app, which is now -- mostly -- macOS Sierra-ready.

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This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' plans, Apple Maps drone fleet, MacBook Pro performance shootout & more

12/03/2016, 06:12 am

News settled down this week post-Thanksgiving, but there were still developments involving next year's OLED-equipped "iPhone 8," and hints about where Apple is going with its Maps app and future health hardware.

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Apple expresses interest in autonomous vehicle testing in letter to NHTSA

12/03/2016, 01:12 am

In perhaps the most public admission of its automotive ambitions, Apple in a statement issued to the NHTSA in November proposed a policy update that would grant industry newcomers the same opportunities as established manufacturers when it comes to testing on public roads.

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Apple scrubs VP of Special Projects Paul Deneve's bio page from website [u]

12/02/2016, 10:12 pm

Apple this week removed Apple VP of Special Projects Paul Deneve's bio from its Apple Leadership webpage, suggesting the executive has changed roles or is no longer with the company.

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Executive leading HealthKit, other software platforms leaves Apple

12/02/2016, 03:12 pm

An executive hired to lead teams responsible for HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit -- as well as related machine learning algorithms -- has left Apple after just a few months on the job, a report said on Friday.

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UL safety testing shows 95 percent of counterfeit iPhone chargers lack safeguards, are unsafe

12/02/2016, 10:12 am

A commissioned report of 400 fake Apple chargers bought from all over the world found that 99 percent of them were unsafe, and didn't have sufficient safeguards to protect users and plugged-in devices.

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AppleInsider podcast talks scaling back production of iPhone 7, external GPUs, and Nokia back from the dead

12/02/2016, 09:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mikey discuss the the iPhone 7 production rumors, the surprise acquisition of Pebble by Fitbit, and Nokia's brand revival from the dead.

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