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Fast Company ranks Apple as world's 'Most Innovative' for 2018

02/20/2018, 12:02 pm

Business magazine Fast Company on Tuesday selected Apple as its "Most Innovative" company of 2018, spanning 350 enterprises and 36 categories.

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Spotify may be preparing HomePod competitor with entrance into hardware market

02/20/2018, 10:02 am

Spotify could be gearing up to take on Apple's HomePod with its own competing smart speaker or other hardware, after new job advertisements for the music streaming service reveal it is looking for employees to set up the manufacturing process for its first physical products.

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Ohio State University expands on Apple educational partnership with app for first-year students

02/19/2018, 08:02 pm

Taking advantage of an educational partnership with Apple, Ohio State University this year will launch an app developed by students for students designed to ease the sometimes jarring transition into college life.

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Apple seeks new trademark for multicolor logo, unlikely to show up at a store near you

02/19/2018, 07:02 pm

Apple is seeking a new U.S. trademark for its iconic multicolor logo, commonly referred to as the "rainbow" logo, for use on clothing items, but don't expect to see the mark adorning products at an Apple store anytime soon.

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Video: Apple HomePod vs. Sonos One

02/19/2018, 06:02 pm

The smart speaker field is quickly becoming a new battleground for tech companies, with the likes of Amazon and Google going toe-to-toe with Apple. In this video, we take a closer look at how Apple's HomePod with Siri stacks up against the Sonos One with Alexa.

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Growing glass crack appears at Michigan Ave. Apple store in Chicago

02/19/2018, 11:02 am

A large crack recently appeared in one of the windows at Apple's Michigan Avenue store, and has not only gone unfixed but actually gotten bigger, photos show.

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New video shows drone crashing onto roof at Apple Park

02/19/2018, 10:02 am

Illustrating the risks of flying over Apple Park, a pilot crashed a drone into the complex over the weekend, requiring the help of a fellow pilot to locate the wreckage.

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Hands on: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo provides network Time Machine, iOS Files compatibility

02/19/2018, 09:02 am

Promise's Apollo Cloud 2 Duo has a simple setup process on the iPhone that just about anybody can handle, and is the closest thing we've seen yet to network storage as an appliance -- and we've got one on our test bench.

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This week on AI: Apple's HomePod reviewed, 'iOS 12' plans, iPhone AR & more

02/17/2018, 12:02 am

At long last AppleInsider finally had a chance to review the HomePod, Apple's first entry into the smartspeaker universe. Other points of interest during the week included plans for "iOS 12," and more hints that future iPhones will have rear-facing 3D sensors.

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Apple Park now Apple's official corporate address

02/16/2018, 10:02 pm

Apple this week changed its official corporate address to One Apple Park Way, continuing the lengthy process of moving an entire workforce from One Infinite Loop to the new Apple Park campus built down the road.

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Apple shares tutorial video explaining 'how to get the most' from HomePod

02/16/2018, 07:02 pm

Continuing a recent surge in HomePod-related tutorial videos, Apple on Friday posted a fresh explainer to its official YouTube support channel covering general device features, from music playback to Siri commands.

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Mattel teases Hot Wheels racing with AR, iPhone-controlled 'Rocket League' car set

02/16/2018, 12:02 pm

Mattel brand Hot Wheels is continuing to embrace the use of mobile apps with it's toy cars, revealing the Augmoto track-based racing set with iPhone and iPad control and augmented reality, as well as announcing a remote controlled car soccer set based on the popular game 'Rocket League.'

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iDevices debuts HomeKit-compatible Instant Switch wireless wall switch

02/16/2018, 09:02 am

Smarthome accessory maker iDevices expanded to its range of HomeKit-connected hardware on Friday with Instant Switch, an easy to mount wall switch that connects to and controls most iDevices products.

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Interior Apple Park glass is so clear, distracted employees are walking into it

02/16/2018, 07:02 am

The Apple Park's open, collaborative design is broken up into pods, separated by glass panes from floor to ceiling -- and distracted employees are walking straight into them.

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HP expanding enterprise 'DaaS' support program to Mac, iPhone, and iPad

02/15/2018, 01:02 pm

As part of an expansion of HP's "Device as a Service" program, the company is opening its support program to Apple devices in enterprise environments.

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Facebook rumored to take on Apple HomePod with first two smartspeakers

02/15/2018, 11:02 am

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch not one but two smartspeakers by the end of July at the latest, joining the fray against Apple, Amazon, Google, and others.

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Estimates peg HomePod build cost at $216, Apple's margin smaller than competitors

02/14/2018, 10:02 pm

According to the latest research from TechInsights, Apple is shelling out $216 to build HomePod, meaning margins from the tech giant's first smart speaker are much slimmer than those of its flagship iPhone line.

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Another test finds HomePod frequency response flat, but results potentially meaningless

02/14/2018, 10:02 pm

An acoustical analysis of Apple's HomePod published Wednesday found the speaker boasts a relatively flat frequency response, characteristics often associated with accurate sound reproduction, but those results might be misleading.

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Watch: The best Siri commands for HomePod

02/14/2018, 04:02 pm

Apple's HomePod is out and users are impressed by the smart speaker's premium sound quality, but some have yet to take full advantage of its voice control functionality. To help users get started, AppleInsider collected a few useful phrases and commands that highlight Siri's capabilities.

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Bill Gates cautions Apple and other tech companies about arrogance inviting government interference

02/14/2018, 12:02 pm

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned Apple and other tech companies that they need to exercise care when dealing with governments over important issues, such as the San Bernardino fight between Apple and the FBI over a locked iPhone, suggesting the firms may be inviting government intervention for overtly arrogant actions.

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