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Apple monitoring AT&T's potential merger with Time Warner, report says

10/21/2016, 05:10 pm

As rumors fly over a potential tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner, a report on Friday claims Apple approached the media company about a potential merger months ago, though talks failed to progress past a preliminary stage.

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Trade-in coupon: $20 cash bonus when you trade in your old Mac now that 2016 MacBook Pros have landed

10/21/2016, 02:10 pm

Now that Apple's new 13" and 15" MacBook Pros have debuted, now is the time to trade in your old device before values drop. Plus, earn a $20 bonus on top of industry leading cash payouts on trades valued at $300 or more with an exclusive coupon code.

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US internet users suffering under DDoS attacks on key DNS provider

10/21/2016, 01:10 pm

A series of denial of service attacks on a major DNS provider spanning all of Friday have caused major issues across the internet, with outages of some of the largest sites and services experienced across about half of the U.S. -- and now the Department of Homeland Security is getting involved.

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AT&T purchase of Time Warner could be announced this weekend - report

10/21/2016, 01:10 pm

While AT&T and Time Warner were said to have previously held informal talks about a potential takeover, those discussions have apparently since turned serious, with a deal said to be now nearing completion.

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Tesla tips more details of self-driving ridesharing service

10/21/2016, 12:10 pm

Tesla has let slip some more information on its upcoming ridesharing program, which will eventually let the company's cars pick up fares while their owners stay at home or at work, cutting the cost of ownership.

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AppleInsider podcast talks upcoming Apple event, MacBook Pro rumors, IBM

10/21/2016, 07:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss the upcoming Apple Event, the latest MacBook Pro rumors, and IBM's push into schools with a Watson MobileFirst iOS app to individualize education.

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Band of thieves swipe $13K in iPhones from busy Apple store

10/21/2016, 02:10 am

Continuing in a string of Apple retail thefts, a bold band of burglars earlier this week made off with 19 iPhones worth some $13,000 from a busy store in Natick, Mass., according to local reports.

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AT&T reportedly held informal talks to buy Time Warner

10/20/2016, 08:10 pm

After last year's DirecTV acquisition, telecommunications giant AT&T is looking to extend its reach into multimedia distribution, according to a report on Thursday that claims the company recently met with Time Warner to discuss a potential merger.

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Unimplemented one-handed keyboard found in Xcode iOS debugging tool

10/20/2016, 02:10 pm

Deep dives into the "iOS Simulator" embedded in Xcode has found code for a one-handed keyboard implementation dating back to iOS 8 that remains unfinished, and unimplemented by Apple.

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Nintendo doubles down on portables, reveals Nintendo Switch tablet-based console

10/20/2016, 12:10 pm

Alongside mobile ambitions with iOS, Nintendo's new console called the "Nintendo Switch" has debuted, and a promotional video shows a Tegra-powered game console able to be hooked up to a television in a dock, with controller connectors that when connected strongly resemble the older GameVice iPad and iPhone peripheral.

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Google signs up CBS for upcoming YouTube Unplugged live TV service - report

10/20/2016, 10:10 am

Google has forged a deal to carry CBS channels on its upcoming live TV streaming service, YouTube Unplugged, a report claimed on Thursday.

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New Apple event invite recalls original Macintosh, iMac introductions

10/20/2016, 09:10 am

The color-splashed invite sent out to the press on Wednesday for the forthcoming Oct. 27 Apple release event uses language that Apple has used before in two other groundbreaking product debuts.

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Apple replaces mechanical keyboard switches with proximity sensors in new invention

10/20/2016, 07:10 am

An Apple invention detailed in a patent application published Thursday describes a method of decoupling a keyboard's mechanical feel from its electrical functionality using proximity sensors, which allows greater customize key feedback.

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Apple shows up as Mobile World Congress 2017 exhibitor, listing quickly pulled

10/19/2016, 06:10 pm

Though Apple has long sworn off trade shows, a 2017 exhibitor listing for "Apple, Inc." that popped up on -- and was just as quickly pulled from -- the official Mobile World Congress website on Wednesday suggests the company might make a showing at the expo in February.

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LEGO rolls out Macs in the workplace to meet growing employee demand

10/19/2016, 03:10 pm

LEGO, founded in 1932, has modernized its IT infrastructure by integrating Mac and iOS devices into its corporate environment using Jamf's Apple device management solution.

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Apple claims huge swaths of 'genuine' accessories on Amazon are counterfeit in new lawsuit [u]

10/19/2016, 02:10 pm

Apple has filed a lawsuit against a vendor called Mobile Star, accusing it of violating copyrights and trademarks by selling counterfeit accessories on Amazon and Groupon. Coincidentally, the iPhone maker claimed that a large chunk of supposedly genuine Apple accessories sold on Amazon are fake. [Updated with Amazon statement]

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Apple issues fifth betas of iOS 10.1 with iPhone 7 Plus Portrait photos, macOS 10.12.1

10/19/2016, 01:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out new fifth beta releases of both iOS 10.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1, as the company is expected to launch Portrait photo mode for the iPhone 7 Plus, as well as newly redesigned MacBook Pros, in just a matter of days.

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Apple partners with home builders to accelerate HomeKit use

10/19/2016, 09:10 am

Looking to speed up adoption, Apple is partnering with various U.S. home builders to get HomeKit-ready technology installed in some homes from the start, a report said on Wednesday.

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Rumors of Apple team-up with e-ink keyboard maker appear to spring from single, questionable source

10/19/2016, 09:10 am

Rumors have been flying that Apple is considering teaming up with a company building customizable keyboards with individual E-ink keys, but the claims, including alleged "confirmations," appear to spring from a single report that may be little more than self-promotion of an upcoming product.

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Amazon Channels may beat Apple to offering cable-like experience

10/18/2016, 06:10 pm

Amazon's Channels program -- which allows Prime subscribers to sign up for otherwise separate video services through a single platform -- is proving surprisingly popular with streaming partners, and could evolve into a live TV service before Apple reaches that point, a report hinted on Tuesday.

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