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Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gets Bluetooth SIG certification ahead of relaunch

05/16/2017, 02:05 pm

Samsung's plan to start selling a refurbished version of the ill-fated Note 7 smartphone is getting closer to completion, with the renamed 'Galaxy Note 7R' receiving approval from the Bluetooth SIG ahead of its expected rerelease in a limited number of markets, possibly within the next month.

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Singapore Knightsbridge shopping center Apple Retail location opening on May 27

05/16/2017, 01:05 pm

After installation a few weeks ago, an "Apple loves Singapore" mural covering work on the flagship outlet has been adorned with an opening date -- May 27.

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Samsung Pay launches in the UK almost two years after Apple Pay

05/16/2017, 11:05 am

Samsung is slowly catching up to its competition in the contactless mobile payments market in the United Kingdom, with the South Korean electronics giant launching Samsung Pay in the country on Tuesday, one year after Android Pay arrived in the UK, and almost two years after Apple Pay launched in the market.

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Apple Park toured, execs reminisce about Steve Jobs's devotion to and vision of the project

05/16/2017, 09:05 am

During a tour given to a journalist in May, Apple's Design head Jony Ive and the architects responsible for the project spoke about the philosophy of Apple Park's design, Steve Jobs' influence on the project down to minute details, and the massive engineering effort needed to complete the project.

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Apple patents method of building feature-rich cylindrical devices, hints at Siri home speaker

05/16/2017, 05:05 am

Lending credence to rumors of a cylindrical "Siri speaker," Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent covering the operating design of a component-rich tubular device, and methods for manufacturing the same.

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Apple seeks programming chief for TV, movie content effort

05/15/2017, 10:05 pm

Apple is looking to hire a chief programmer to lead the company's original video efforts, suggesting Cupertino intends to expand its content catalog beyond "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," according to a report on Monday.

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Watch: What you need to know about USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

05/15/2017, 09:05 pm

Apple's decision to pare down connectivity options on its latest MacBook laptops to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 has left some users confused about each protocol's unique capabilities and limitations. AppleInsider presents a short history of the two standards and how they coexist in Apple's latest devices.

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Waymo, Lyft partner on self-driving tests as Google plans CarPlay-ready Android car interfaces

05/15/2017, 03:05 pm

Alphabet's Waymo is joining with Lyft to test self-driving cars on public roads, according to an announcement, while another Alphabet company -- Google -- is previewing a complete Android interface for cars which will nevertheless support Apple's CarPlay technology.

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Injunction against Uber says company should have known about stolen Waymo self-driving car files

05/15/2017, 01:05 pm

A newly-unsealed injunction against Uber argues that the company knew -- or should have known -- that hire Anthony Levandowski had taken 14,000 files from Alphabet's self-driving division, Waymo.

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Leaker claims Intel launching powerful 'Core i9 Skylake X,' 'Kaby Lake X' processors in June

05/15/2017, 12:05 pm

Intel may be preparing to add a new tier of processor to its lineup, with an image suggesting a new high-end Core i9 with six processors using the "Kaby Lake-X" and "Skylake-X" architectures are set to be unveiled by the chip producer starting in June -- but if they will see the light of day in an Apple desktop isn't clear.

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Analysts pontificate on cars, transportation as part of Apple's long-term future

05/15/2017, 12:05 pm

Noted Apple analysts Neil Cybart and Horace Dediu sat down with UBS' Steven Milunovich to discuss Apple's future -- and a big topic of conversation was where Apple's intent is in the automotive and transportation spaces.

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Patent licensing on MP3 format expires, Apple-preferred AAC now a 'de facto standard'

05/15/2017, 11:05 am

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits has officially halted its licensing program for "certain MP3 related patents and software," effectively making the long-standing music format free to use for developers.

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New video montage shows gradual evolution of Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino

05/15/2017, 09:05 am

New drone footage shows the progress that has been made on the Apple Park headquarters facility in the last year -- but there still appears to be a lot of outstanding tasks to hammer out .

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'Truly international' Piazza del Liberty Apple Store in Milan, Italy opening soon

05/15/2017, 09:05 am

On Monday, Apple declared that the Piazza del Liberty Apple Retail store in Milan, Italy that was made public with planning documents in January will be opening soon.

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Review - OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock is the only game in town for FireWire 800

05/14/2017, 01:05 am

Vendor OWC has been supplying Mac users with upgrades for more than two decades, and the company continues that commitment with its own Thunderbolt 3 dock -- AppleInsider examines the offering.

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Sonos Playbase offers quality, Apple-connected audio in an unusual package

05/13/2017, 03:05 am

The Playbase is a nice option for people wanting a unified, Apple-connected home theater experience, even if it doesn't offer anything radically different from Sonos' older home theater accessory, the Playbar.

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This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' delays, Apple & Amazon make up, Apple Watch 3 may get sleep tracking & more

05/13/2017, 03:05 am

It's increasingly looking like Apple's "iPhone 8" won't hit shelves until October or later. In some better news, however, future Apple Watches may have sleep tracking, and Apple and Amazon may finally be playing nice regarding Prime Video and the Apple TV.

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FTC says antitrust suit against Qualcomm should continue, Samsung concurs

05/12/2017, 06:05 pm

Responding to Qualcomm's recent bid to dismiss a U.S. Federal Trade Commission antitrust lawsuit concerning chip licensing practices, the governmental trade body in a court filing on Friday called the company a monopoly and said the case should proceed.

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US judge asks for criminal investigation into Uber's alleged self-driving IP theft from Waymo

05/12/2017, 12:05 pm

A lawsuit against Uber by Alphabet's self-driving unit, Waymo, has been referred to the U.S. Department of Justice for an investigation of possible theft of trade secrets, escalating the battle between the two companies.

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Fall update will bring Continuity- & Universal Clipboard-like features to Microsoft's Windows 10

05/11/2017, 03:05 pm

At its ongoing Build conference on Thursday, Microsoft revealed early details of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which will notably incorporate new features linking up with Apple's iPhones and iPads.

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