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High Sierra beta 9 available for developer testing, one day after last iOS 11 & tvOS 11 update

09/01/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple makes the ninth developer beta of High Sierra available four days after its last update, and one day after iOS 11 and tvOS 11 releases.

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Apple closing Simi Valley store with no replacement ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch

09/01/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple will close its Simi Valley, Calif. store on Sept. 15, the company has announced, despite an iPhone launch likely happening as little as a week or so later.

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Apple updates leadership page with new hires, shift in Siri lead to Craig Federighi

09/01/2017, 11:09 am

An update to Apple's executive summary page has added a few new faces and some new particulars about responsibilities -- most notably the shift in responsibility for Apple's Siri to Craig Federighi, and away from services chief Eddy Cue.

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Tado Smart Climate Assistant leverages HomeKit for UK, EU thermostats, Smart AC controller left behind

09/01/2017, 09:09 am

Home automation company has launched the Smart Climate Assistant utilizing HomeKit for controlling its thermostats and smart radiator valves for its customers mostly in the EU and UK-- but the HomeKit support promised for the Intelligent AC Control by the same company will likely never surface.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Apple's Sept. 12 event, and a future without a home button

09/01/2017, 08:09 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the "iPhone 8" in advance of Apple's Sept. 12 event, including what it means to have a phone without a home button, and much more.

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Apple's Cook, other CEOs call on Trump to keep DACA protections in place

09/01/2017, 12:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is counted among the more than 350 executives of major U.S. corporations who on Thursday signed a letter imploring President Donald Trump keep legal protections in place for undocumented immigrants brought into America as children.

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Apple AirPods dominant, despite late entrance in 'totally wireless headphone' market segment

08/31/2017, 06:08 pm

A new market analysis of the headphone market suggests that Apple's AirPods have driven the growth of the totally wireless headphone subcategory, accounting for nearly 85 percent of sales in the segment, as measured by dollars in the US.

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Sony, Bang & Olufsen combatting Apple AirPods with new wireless earbuds

08/31/2017, 03:08 pm

Two new wireless Bluetooth earbuds arriving from Bang & Olufsen and Sony, with the pair trying to match Apple in functionality and popularity, if not in price.

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High Sierra's APFS optimized for flash storage & SSD, incompatible with legacy HDDs and possibly Fusion Drives

08/31/2017, 03:08 pm

The new APFS brings notable enhancements to High Sierra and iOS, but on the Mac it appears that legacy hard drives are completely incompatible with the technology and at least at launch that Fusion drives may not be either.

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Apple calls for FCC to keep 'strong, enforceable' net neutrality protections

08/31/2017, 02:08 pm

Apple has written to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support for the concept of net neutrality, with its four-page commentary arguing for the government agency to "retain strong, enforceable open internet protections" instead of rolling back the rules forbidding "fast lane" internet connections.

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Apple short-cycles test releases, makes ninth developer betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11 available

08/31/2017, 01:08 pm

Just three days after the last release, Apple has made the ninth beta of iOS 11, and tvOS available for developers to test -- suggesting a release is imminent in conjunction with new products that need the operating systems to function.

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Future Apple Watch straps might feature functional buttons, sense user touch

08/31/2017, 06:08 am

Apple is actively investigating methods of embedding electronic components into woven fabric materials, technology that might be applied to Apple Watch strap designs to offload user interfaces into physical space and expand device functionality.

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Nest brings HVAC energy saving to the masses with $169 Thermostat E

08/31/2017, 12:08 am

Nest on Thursday unveiled Thermostat E, a redesigned and less expensive version of the firm's original Learning Thermostat that launched in 2011.

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Watch: Everything Apple is expected to announce at its Sept. 12 event

08/30/2017, 08:08 pm

Apple is anticipated to hold its annual iPhone event on Sept. 12, where a slate of new products like a flagship "iPhone 8," LTE Apple Watch and more are expected to debut. Check out all the latest launch rumors in this video.

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Hackers exploit Instagram bug to access phone numbers, email addresses of high profile accounts

08/30/2017, 08:08 pm

Instagram on Wednesday said one or more hackers accessed email address and phone number information associated with certain high profile accounts using a previously unknown API "bug," but notes the flaw has since been patched.

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Apple raised more than $3M Hurricane Harvey relief, US Coast Guard using iPads in search efforts, Cook says

08/30/2017, 07:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed Hurricane Harvey in a letter to employees on Wednesday, detailing the company's efforts to help those impacted by the storm, including its own workers, as well as ongoing projects to offer aid and assistance in the region.

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Amazon & Microsoft reveal plans to allow cross-access for Alexa and Cortana

08/30/2017, 11:08 am

In an industry first, Amazon and Microsoft have announced that people will soon be able to access Alexa from Cortana, and vice versa, including through iOS.

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First look: Eradicate the adapters and dongles with Plugable's lower-cost Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station

08/30/2017, 10:08 am

Plugable has thrown its hat into the Thunderbolt 3 ring with a pair of new docking stations, and the lower-cost TBT3-UD1-83 appears to be a good option for most at first glance.

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Matias seeks to fill void left by Apple with new Wired Aluminum Keyboard

08/30/2017, 09:08 am

Taking some design cues from Apple's old keyboard line, Matias has released a new Wired Aluminum Keyboard to accommodate those not looking to replace batteries or charge an input device.

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Apple debuts latest 'Carpool Karaoke' trailers as this week's episode debuts

08/29/2017, 10:08 pm

Apple late Tuesday posted a pair of commercials promoting upcoming episodes of "Carpool Karaoke" to its official YouTube channel, while airing the show's latest episode on Apple Music.

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