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Topic: General

Jony Ive returns to hands-on control of Apple design team

12/08/2017, 05:12 pm

Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, has reportedly resumed management of the company's design team, in a move that should influence the direction of future products.

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Apple close to buying music identification service Shazam, report says

12/08/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple is reportedly in late stage talks to acquire Shazam, a popular content recognition and identification app that is currently rounding up investments as it moves toward an initial public offering.

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Apple opens online sales to 563M people in Asia through partnership with Alibaba's Lazada

12/08/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple has partnered with Lazada, owned by Alibaba, to bring official online sales of its products to several southeast Asian countries: Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

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Apple to transition Brazilian iTunes sales to local currency in early 2018

12/07/2017, 09:12 pm

In email notifications sent out to Brazilian customers on Thursday, Apple said it plans to transition iTunes pricing from U.S. dollars to the Brazilian real in 2018, offering potential savings on music, apps and more.

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Hilton to roll out 'Connected Rooms' controlled by mobile devices in 2018

12/07/2017, 09:12 pm

Hilton on Thursday announced plans for what it calls the "Connected Room," an initiative that will allow hotel guests to manage and control a range of internet-connected devices from their smartphone.

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YouTube to reportedly launch paid music service in March

12/07/2017, 08:12 pm

YouTube is preparing a new subscription streaming music service that parent company Alphabet hopes will challenge industry incumbents Spotify and Apple Music, according to a report on Thursday.

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Construction of first Vienna Apple store accelerating ahead of rumored January opening

12/07/2017, 06:12 pm

Apple is working hard to complete interior and exterior renovations at a three-story retail space in Vienna that will serve as the company's first official outlet in Austria, a location rumored to open next month.

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Apple health exec Anil Sethi leaves to form new healthcare records startup

12/07/2017, 01:12 pm

The director of Apple's health team, Anil Sethi, is leaving the company to found a startup called Ciitizen, fulfilling a promise to his sister Tania who died of cancer on Sept. 11.

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Apple's new Machine Learning Journal entry tackles differential privacy

12/06/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday published another paper through its Machine Learning Journal, this time covering the topic of differential privacy -- the technology it employs to collect big data from customers while obscuring their identities.

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'Portal' edition of 'Bridge Constructor' arriving on Apple's iOS, macOS Dec. 20

12/06/2017, 11:12 am

Headup Games, the developer of popular construction-based puzzle game 'Bridge Constructor,' will be using the universe of Valve Software's 'Portal' as the basis for an upcoming release, with 'Bridge Constructor Portal' bringing element from both games together into a title destined for macOS and iOS on Dec. 20.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks Chinese supply chain, censorship and more in interview

12/06/2017, 02:12 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his China tour on Wednesday with an appearance at the Fortune Global Forum, where he discussed a range of topics from supply chain strategy to burgeoning markets to censorship.

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Apple has 'moral obligation' to promote free expression in China, U.S. Senator says

12/05/2017, 10:12 pm

Commenting on Apple CEO Tim Cook's recent appearance at the World Internet Conference in China, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said the tech giant has a "moral obligation" to push back against the Asian nation's surveillance and censorship policies.

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Apple Pay Cash leverages Discover Network for new virtual debit card

12/05/2017, 03:12 pm

In order to bring the Apple Pay Cash debit card to life, Apple has utilized credit card provider Discover, whose Discover Network debit services power the virtual tap-to-pay card for money transfers and in-store purchases.

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MindNode 5 for Mac is a compelling new update to the mind mapping app suite

12/05/2017, 02:12 pm

The latest update to MindNode 5 for Mac and iOS brings small refinements, large features, and a redesign to the mind mapping stalwart. AppleInsider offers a closer look.

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Apple reportedly buys podcast search engine creator Pop Up Archive

12/05/2017, 09:12 am

Apple is said to have bought Oakland's audio tool developer Pop Up Archive, known for the audiosear.ch podcast search engine, in a move that could bolster the company's own podcast service.

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Bigger Apple Crabtree store to open in Raleigh on Dec. 9

12/04/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple is set to open a relocated store within Raleigh, N.C.'s Crabtree Valley Mall this Saturday, taking advantage of the move to almost double in size.

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Apple's recent software problems are bad, but shouldn't lead to knee-jerk personnel decisions

12/04/2017, 03:12 pm

By any account, Apple had a rough end of November and start of December from a software perspective -- but there are lessons to be learned and corrective measures to execute that can only be fully undertaken with the Apple leadership staying in place.

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Ireland says Apple to start paying $15.4B in back taxes in Q1 2018

12/04/2017, 10:12 am

Apple should finally begin paying $15.4 billion in back taxes into an escrow account in the first quarter of next year, Ireland's finance minister announced on Monday.

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Apple's AirPods a smash hit, shipments could reach 28M in 2018

12/04/2017, 08:12 am

Declaring AirPods "the most important accessory in Apple's wireless ecosystem," analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes the company could ship between 26 million and 28 million units of the completely wireless headphones next year.

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Apple's Cook talks privacy, AI & App Store revenues at China's World Internet Conference

12/03/2017, 05:12 pm

Speaking on Sunday at the World Internet Conference -- organized by the Cybersecurity Administration of China -- Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a variety of topics, including sensitive ones that risked offending the pro-censorship Chinese government.

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