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Chinese counterfeiter made over $1.1M trafficking phony iPhones, iPads in US

02/02/2018, 06:02 pm

A Chinese national living in the U.S. on a student visa will be sentenced in May after pleading guilty to conspiracy and trafficking of counterfeit Apple products including iPhones and iPads, a scheme for which he earned more than $1.1 million.

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No chill: Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 users need to stick device in freezer to stop screen flickering

02/02/2018, 03:02 pm

A growing number of Surface Pro 4 owners are experiencing display flicker, and to temporarily rectify the situation, they need to chill the device well below room temperature to get it to work properly for even a short time.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iOS 12' features, pro filmmaking on an iPhone, and Apple earnings

02/02/2018, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about rumored cuts to "iOS 12" and what stability means, the idea of running iPad apps on an Mac, and what we learned from Apple's earnings call and its biggest quarter ever.

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Apple to open first Austrian store in Vienna on Feb. 24

02/01/2018, 09:02 am

The first-ever Apple store in Austria will open on Vienna's Kaerntner Strasse on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. local time, the company has announced.

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How to transfer your iPhone or Mac Photo library to an external drive

01/31/2018, 07:01 pm

Storing an entire collection of photographs in Apple's Photos app on macOS can be a great way of keeping precious memories in order, but there are occasions when it needs to be stored on an external hard drive. AppleInsider explains how to shift the Photos Library to a new location while keeping all images safe and intact.

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Qualcomm share prices drop despite rosy earnings, new Samsung deal

01/31/2018, 05:01 pm

Despite beating street estimates on the back of market diversification, Qualcomm stock is down in aftermarket trading as shareholders await the resolution of external issues including an ongoing Apple licensing dispute, government probes and a hostile takeover by competitor Broadcom.

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Amazon's Super Bowl ad reveals the same old Alexa ahead of Apple's HomePod

01/31/2018, 11:01 am

After a teaser suggested new voice options could be coming to Alexa, the release of Amazon's full Super Bowl spot reveals it was all just a joke, setting up a primetime ad where celebrities substitute in for Alexa -- and poorly.

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Apple Park's new employees asked to push for more housing in Cupertino

01/31/2018, 06:01 am

As thousands of Apple employees begin moving into new offices at the company's new "Campus Two" at Apple Park, development battles over a new project next door are enlisting their support to build more housing in the quiet Silicon Valley town that's been the corporate home of Apple since its founding.

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President Trump mentions Apple's pending US investment in State of the Union address

01/30/2018, 10:01 pm

President Donald Trump gave a tip of the cap to Apple during the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, pointing to the California tech giant's plans to infuse some $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years.

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Hands on: $249 CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 Plus is a great port expander for new MacBook Pro owners

01/30/2018, 01:01 pm

CalDigit's third Thunderbolt 3 dock is on AppleInsider's test rig, and has some connectivity improvements including a discrete 10Gbit/sec USB-C port boosting it above the company's previous offerings.

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Apple's Eddy Cue to speak at Austin's SXSW 2018 in March

01/30/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, has joined the roster of featured speakers for this year's South-by-Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

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Google closes $1.1B HTC deal, setting up collision course with Apple's iPhone

01/30/2018, 11:01 am

Google has officially cemented its $1.1 billion deal for HTC's engineering and design teams, putting the company in a position to more directly challenge Apple in the smartphone market.

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Amazon, big finance spearhead healthcare effort without 'profit-making incentives'

01/30/2018, 09:01 am

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase have announced plans to develop a program to pare down health care costs initially for their own employees, but with a suggestion that it could expand the effort to the rest of Americans in the future.

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Apple Pay accepted at 1 out of 2 U.S. stores, says Apple VP Jennifer Bailey

01/30/2018, 01:01 am

Speaking at NRF 2018 Retail's Big Show in New York earlier this month, Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey presented a speech detailing how iPhone changed the retail landscape, and outlined the tech company's ongoing efforts in the mobile payment marketplace.

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Ahead of Apple's HomePod launch, Amazon teases new voices for Alexa

01/29/2018, 02:01 pm

With days to go before the launch of Apple's Siri-powered HomePod smart speaker, Amazon will unveil changes to its own personal assistant, Alexa, likely to come in the form of new voice options.

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Apple closing Green Hills, Nashville & Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood stores for renovations

01/29/2018, 11:01 am

At least two additional U.S. Apple stores are closing for renovations next month in a bid to catch up with the company's latest design aesthetic.

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Apple remains second-largest semiconductor customer in 2017 behind Samsung despite increased spending

01/29/2018, 10:01 am

Apple and long-time rival Samsung continue to be the top two buyers of semiconductor chips, according to a Gartner report, with both firms growing their share of the global market year-on-year by increasing the amount they spend, potentially caused in part by flash memory price increases.

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This week on AI: HomePod preorders kick off, iOS 11.3 details, sapphire maker sues Apple and more

01/27/2018, 12:01 am

This week's news revolved around new products from Apple, namely availability of the HomePod smart speaker and forthcoming updates to the company's major operating systems. Other developments include a lawsuit alleging Apple breached its contract with a sapphire material manufacturer.

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Angela Ahrendts visit Seoul for first South Korean Apple store opening

01/26/2018, 11:01 pm

Apple opened the doors to its first retail store in South Korea on Saturday local time, and the company's head of retail Angela Ahrendts was on hand to take part in the grand opening festivities.

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Apple gains permits to move employees into five sections of Apple Park's 'Spaceship'

01/26/2018, 10:01 am

Parts of Apple's 'spaceship' building at the Apple Park campus are now usable by employees, after the iPhone producer received temporary occupancy permits from the City of Cupertino, and it is expected permits to use the rest of the massive structure will be granted later this quarter.

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