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Apple asked to pay hundreds of millions in back taxes in Australia in wide-reaching probe

04/06/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is reportedly one of seven multinationals the Australian Taxation Office has asked to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, accusing the corporations of using tactics like "debt dumping" and moving profits offshore to avoid obligations.

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Apple sued by Australian regulator over 'Error 53' glitch, hardware repair practices

04/05/2017, 10:04 pm

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Thursday local time filed a federal lawsuit against Apple for allegedly disabling iPhone and iPad hardware repaired by unauthorized third parties.

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Pebble watches will work indefinitely with new software update

04/05/2017, 09:04 pm

Pebble this week issued a firmware update that removes device dependency on cloud services, meaning existing hardware will remain operable once parent company Fitbit shuts down legacy Pebble servers later this year.

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YouTube TV rolls out in five cities with free Chromecast offer

04/05/2017, 03:04 pm

YouTube TV, Google's live TV streaming service, is now live in five major markets in the United States, with Google tempting users to try out its $35 subscription service by offering a free Chromecast, allowing shows to be viewed on a television instead of through the iOS and Android apps.

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GoPro expands stabilized sports cam mounting options with $100 Karma Grip extension cable

04/05/2017, 01:04 pm

The ability to mount an iOS-connected GoPro with the image stabilizing Karma Grip can be greatly enhanced with a newly launched extension cable accessory, though it carries a $100 price tag.

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Apple Pay agreements with credit card companies, banks up for renewal this year

04/05/2017, 09:04 am

This year could prove to be pivotal for Apple Pay in a number of ways, including adoption and merchant availability, but also in support from card issuers, many of which have contracts with Apple up for renewal.

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Apple's Angela Ahrendts confirms store in Dubai Mall, highlights teaser artwork

04/04/2017, 02:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday confirmed plans for a Dubai Mall outlet in the United Arab Emirates, teasing the opening with custom artwork on the shop's construction facade.

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Trump repeals federal protections stopping ISPs from selling user data

04/04/2017, 12:04 am

President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a bill that repeals a set of privacy regulations that would have required internet service providers to request authorization before selling sensitive customer data to advertisers, or using that same information for marketing campaigns.

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Notorious patent troll Uniloc targets Apple over Maps, Apple ID, remote software updates

04/03/2017, 09:04 pm

Notorious patent troll Uniloc on Monday filed suit against Apple claiming infringement of three patents related to certain Maps features, user authentication via Apple ID and UDIDs, and remote iOS updates.

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Apple ditching Imagination Technologies GPU technology, moving design in-house

04/03/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is pulling out of a partnership with Imagination Technologies, the British company behind the graphics technology used in iOS devices, with Apple's decision to stop using Imagination's intellectual property within two years prompting the UK firm's shares to plunge in value by more than 60 percent.

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Apple, Amazon, Google identified as bidders for Toshiba's NAND flash memory business

04/03/2017, 09:04 am

Three tech firms -- Apple, Amazon, and Google -- have reportedly joined the considerable list of bidders of Toshiba's NAND flash memory business, now on the market as Toshiba looks to raise $9 billion to cover losses at its U.S. nuclear unit, Westinghouse.

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This week on AI: Apple Car plans, AR glasses move ahead, iOS 10.3 & more

04/01/2017, 01:04 am

While the arrival of iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, and the new "budget" iPad likely grabbed the most attention this week, we also saw teases of AR glasses, car plans, and some of the display technology that might come to the "iPhone 8" and "7s."

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 facial recognition feature defeated with digital photo

03/31/2017, 11:03 pm

Samsung with its Galaxy S8 introduced a new device unlock feature based on facial recognition software, but it seems all it takes to bypass the low-level security layer is a photo of a registered user.

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Apple closes WWDC 2017 registrations, notifies lottery winners

03/31/2017, 09:03 pm

Following five days of submissions, Apple on Friday closed ticket lottery registrations for the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference and started the process of sending out email confirmations to those selected to attend.

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Verizon reportedly plans to launch own 'over-the-top' internet TV service

03/31/2017, 11:03 am

Verizon is reportedly working on its own internet television service, with the carrier said to be securing streaming rights from a number of television networks in preparation for a nationwide launch this year, possibly as soon as this summer.

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Apple debuts App Accelerator in Bangalore as Phil Schiller visits India

03/31/2017, 09:03 am

Apple on Friday inaugurated its promised App Accelerator center in Bangalore, India, which will support developers through means like talks by experts and one-on-one app reviews.

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Apple hires former YouTube, Spotify exec to further video content ambitions

03/31/2017, 01:03 am

According to a report published Thursday, Apple has hired Shiva Rajaraman, a former YouTube and Spotify executive, to help architect a video content strategy as it takes on established industry players like Netflix.

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Video review: eero mesh Wi-Fi system is perfect for large homes, but max speed is an issue

03/30/2017, 10:03 pm

Following up on AppleInsider's review of the eero mesh Wi-Fi product, we dive deeper into the system's strengths and foibles with this in-depth video review.

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Apple's first Indonesian R&D center to open in second quarter, iPhone 7 sales to start on Friday

03/30/2017, 06:03 pm

Apple is scheduled to open the first of three first Indonesian research and development centers, into which the company will invest $44 million, in the second quarter of 2017, according to a report published Thursday.

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Apple to cut several business & events positions at retail stores - report

03/30/2017, 03:03 pm

Apple will allegedly eliminate several business- and events-based retail positions entirely towards the end of April, in a move that could affect the company's behind-the-scenes dealings and potentially how it sells to enterprise going forward.

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