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Apple Campus 2 construction site shown off in massive 1.7-gigapixel aerial image

12/29/2016, 08:12 pm

Apple's Campus 2 project in Cupertino, Calif., is one of the most photographed construction sites in the world thanks to a steady stream of looky-loos and drone fly-bys. A newly published 1.7-gigapixel image from aerial camera platform specialists SkyIMD, however, offers a uniquely detailed look at the build progress.

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Apple rumored to begin iPhone production in India by end of 2017

12/29/2016, 05:12 pm

Amid rumors that Apple is ramping up efforts to sell its wares in India, a report on Thursday claims the company is "very serious" about starting up iPhone production operations in the country by the end of 2017.

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Apple filing shows initial stab at AirPods with magnetic hooks

12/29/2016, 11:12 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday may hint at an abandoned AirPods design that aimed to keep the earbuds more firmly in place.

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Apple e-ink Touch Bar invention reveals potential integration with standalone peripherals, iPad

12/29/2016, 06:12 am

A patent application made public on Thursday reveals Apple investigated the possibility of powering the new MacBook Pro's software configurable Touch Bar with electrophoretic ink, or e-ink, technology instead of an OLED multitouch unit.

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Cost of Chicago Apple store revised down to $27M from $62M

12/28/2016, 10:12 pm

Construction of Apple's new Chicago flagship retail store is well underway, and according to a report on Wednesday the final build cost is now expected to hit $27 million, down from an initial estimate of $62 million in October.

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Hulu signs deal for Disney content landing over 50 movies

12/28/2016, 01:12 pm

Although Netflix may have secured the rights to newer Disney movies, Hulu this week announced a deal claiming over 50 movies from the company's back catalog.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook tours New York Stock Exchange while on vacation

12/28/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is enjoying the holidays in New York City, as he spent Wednesday morning on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with his nephew, and even fielded questions about the limited availability of AirPods.

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Apple no longer accepts money transfers in German online store

12/27/2016, 06:12 pm

Apple in a recent change to international retail policy eliminated money transfers, otherwise known as prepayment, as a purchase option on its online store in Germany.

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Absent an Apple Siri alternative, Alexa hardware family tops Amazon holiday sales charts

12/27/2016, 01:12 pm

Amazon has declared the holiday 2016 shopping season as "the best-ever season" for its voice-driven personal assistant Alexa, despite having problems keeping the sought-after devices in stock.

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Sylvania announces Bluetooth-connected Apple HomeKit lightbulbs that don't require a hub

12/27/2016, 11:12 am

Early next year, Sylvania will release a new multicolor HomeKit-enabled Bluetooth lightbulb, allowing users to control the lights in their home without the need for a separate hub.

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Apple's first AI research paper focuses on computer vision

12/26/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple last week published its first scholarly research paper, an article covering methods of improving recognition in computer vision systems, marking a new direction for the traditionally secretive company.

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Apple allegedly deepening partnership with Foxconn to facilitate China, Indonesia expansion efforts

12/26/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple is turning to manufacturing partner Foxconn to facilitate efforts to expand both research centers and business further into Southeast Asia, and open up facilities in China and Indonesia, according to recent reports.

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Latest 4K drone footage of Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 shows interior auditorium work, significant landscaping

12/26/2016, 09:12 am

The latest drone footage of Apple's new headquarters under construction taken on Christmas day shows much of the heavy equipment gone, with the entire site's landscaping being developed on a larger scale than previously seen.

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This week on AI: AirPods reviewed, Nokia sues Apple, Touch Bar keyboards & more

12/24/2016, 05:12 am

Apple's long-delayed AirPods finally hit the scene this week to a mostly positive response, but the company probably could have stood some better news, as it faced down a barrage of Nokia lawsuits and formally appealed an EU tax ruling.

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Apple seemingly removes Withings products from amid Nokia patent row

12/23/2016, 10:12 pm

Apple on Friday pulled all Withings products from its virtual and brick-and-mortar stores amid an escalating patent kerfuffle with the accessory maker's parent company Nokia.

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Apple debuts three videos promoting iBooks exclusive 'A Song of Ice and Fire' enhanced e-book

12/22/2016, 07:12 pm

Apple on Thursday shared three promotional videos touting the new enhanced edition of "A Song of Ice and Fire," on which HBO's hit show "Game of Thrones" is based, which landed as an exclusive in the iBooks Store in September.

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Honda in talks with Alphabet's Waymo on self-driving car technology

12/22/2016, 12:12 pm

Honda is reportedly in negotations with Waymo -- Alphabet's self-driving car subsidiary -- for a deal that could place the latter's technology in some of its vehicles.

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Apple deploys updated Photos iCloud app with Sierra-like album browsing

12/22/2016, 11:12 am

Apple on Thursday officially rolled out a new version of its Photos Web app for iCloud, introducing an interface similar to macOS Sierra.

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Review: Apple's new wireless AirPods put a smile on 2016

12/21/2016, 11:12 am

Delivering hours of enveloping, untethered sound and Siri assistance, Apple's new wireless AirPods elegantly perform in a way that promises to put a smile on your face no matter how terrible of a day you're having--a beautiful thing given how many ugly days 2016 has thrown at us so far.

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Apple AirPort firmware update fixes 'Back to my Mac' bug, but hardware's destiny still in doubt

12/21/2016, 10:12 am

Apple updated its AirPort router software with a patch to fix a "Back to my Mac" problem in conjunction with the AirPort Utility, but the update portends nothing for the future of the hardware.

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