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Apple invites employees to 'Close the Rings' in Apple Watch fitness challenge

04/11/2017, 08:04 pm

In what appears to be a corporate health and wellness initiative, Apple in February invited employees to take part in an internal "Close the Rings" challenge that awarded participants with a T-shirt and special achievement pins.

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Apple said to open first Taiwan retail store in Taipei 101 mall

04/11/2017, 03:04 pm

More details about Apple's plan to open its first store in Taiwan have seemingly surfaced, with a report alleging the retail outlet will be located across two floors of the Taipei 101 mall, though an opening date for the store remains unknown.

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GoPro TradeUp offers $100 rebate on Hero5 Black with trade-in of older model, even broken

04/11/2017, 11:04 am

Sports camera producer GoPro has launched its first trade-in program that allows customers to exchange their older GoPro Hero cameras, even damaged or broken ones, for a $50 or $100 discount on the latest iPhone-connected models. Owners of early-model GoPro cameras are most likely to see the largest benefit from the promotion.

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Apple sues Swatch over 'Tick different' trademark

04/11/2017, 04:04 am

Swiss watch conglomerate Swatch is again under fire for allegedly capitalizing on successful Apple marketing. The watchmaker is being taken to court for emblazoning "Tick different" on certain watch models, a phrase Apple claims is a play on its 1990s "Think Different" ad campaign.

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Qualcomm slaps Apple with countersuit over patent royalties, claims unspecified damages

04/10/2017, 11:04 pm

Responding to a volley of patent royalty lawsuits initiated by Apple, Qualcomm on Monday escalated the legal battle with a countersuit claiming the litigation is a gambit seeking lower licensing fees.

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Teen iPhone ownership hits all-time high, interest in Apple Watch ticks up

04/10/2017, 10:04 pm

Apple's mobile products continue to rise in popularity amongst U.S. teens, as fresh survey data from Piper Jaffray shows more than three out of every four teens now own an iPhone and even more intend to buy.

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In high-speed 5G wireless bid, AT&T buys Straight Path for $1.6B

04/10/2017, 11:04 am

With an eye toward next-generation 5G wireless cellular connectivity, networking giant AT&T on Monday announced it will purchase Straight Path Communications for $1.6 billion.

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Google may pump $876M into LG Display to compete with likes of Apple iPhone in OLED

04/10/2017, 11:04 am

Google is reportedly in talks to invest over $876 million in LG Display to secure a source of OLED panels, likely for its Pixel phones -- perhaps signalling more intense competition with Apple's iPhone, as well as third parties using Google's Android operating system.

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Apple-connected bidders raise stakes in bids for Toshiba's memory business

04/10/2017, 09:04 am

Three Apple suppliers -- Hon Hai/Foxconn, SK Hynix, and Broadcom -- are reportedly dogged in their determination to bid for Toshiba's memory business, despite strong preferences by both Toshiba and the Japanese government for a domestic buyer.

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Apple's second Mexican retail store to be multi-level flagship, share design with NYC World Trade Center outlet

04/09/2017, 05:04 am

Apple is enjoying consistently strong sales after opening its first brick-and-mortar retail outlet in Mexico in late 2016, and the company plans to capitalize on surging demand by building a new multi-level flagship in Mexico City's upscale Polanco district.

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This week on AI: New Mac Pros and iMacs, Apple building its own GPUs & more

04/08/2017, 01:04 am

Apple paid rare attention to its pro customers this week, teasing a redesigned Mac Pro along with catered iMacs. Behind-the-scenes dealings also made headlines, particularly news that Apple will developing its own GPUs.

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Apple, Saturday Night Live working together on TV commercial - report

04/07/2017, 03:04 pm

Apple has signed a deal with NBC that will see the crew of "Saturday Night Live" create at least one commercial for the iPhone maker, blurring the line between the show and advertising.

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Apple rival Samsung forecasts high profits despite Note 7 fires & political scandals

04/07/2017, 01:04 pm

Samsung Electronics on Friday announced a forecast of its best profits in over three years for the March quarter, despite dealing with the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7, and a political scandal that resulted in the arrest of vice chairman Jay Y. Lee.

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Facebook steps up 'false news' crackdown with tips for spotting and reporting bogus stories

04/07/2017, 12:04 pm

This week, users on Facebook began receiving a public service announcement from the social networking site regarding what it has branded as "false news," offering tips on how to spot a fake story.

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Long-time Apple and consumer technology journalist Walt Mossberg retiring

04/07/2017, 12:04 pm

Heralded tech journalist Walt Mossberg is retiring in June after a 47-year career, 26 of it exclusively focusing on consumer technology including extensive coverage of Apple, and a great deal of time with Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Toshiba narrows bidders for memory business, may have dropped Apple

04/07/2017, 09:04 am

Toshiba has reportedly shrunk the group of bidders for its memory business from about 10 to a number that may no longer include Apple, though no binding offers have been made, and more bidders could potentially join.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Mac Pro, the future of PowerVR, Clips & more

04/07/2017, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Dan chat about Apple's uncharacteristic Mac Pro pre-announcement, MacBook Pro hardware rumors, Apple's decision to ditch Imagination Technologies graphics IP, the new Clips app and more.

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Adobe updates Illustrator CC and InDesign CC with new features

04/06/2017, 06:04 pm

Adobe on Thursday issued updates for Illustrator CC, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and InDesign CC, introducing new features and user interface improvements to the professional design software.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks diversity, inclusion at alma mater Auburn University

04/06/2017, 05:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited his alma mater Auburn University on Thursday to speak about diversity, inclusion and other issues related to human rights, topics for which the high-profile tech executive consistently advocates.

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Apple asked to pay hundreds of millions in back taxes in Australia in wide-reaching probe

04/06/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is reportedly one of seven multinationals the Australian Taxation Office has asked to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, accusing the corporations of using tactics like "debt dumping" and moving profits offshore to avoid obligations.

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