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Michelle Obama talks entrepreneurship, social issues, more at WWDC

06/06/2017, 07:06 pm

The second day of Worldwide Developer Conference opened with a conversation with Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, and Lisa Jackson, Apple's Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.

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Belkin ships $349 Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD, with dual 4K support

06/06/2017, 11:06 am

Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD is now available, and in addition to the ports on it, the dock provides 85W of power to 15-inch MacBook Pro owners for charging.

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Apple's Tim Cook says company aiding in UK terrorism investigations

06/06/2017, 09:06 am

Apple is helping the U.K. government in its investigations of recent terrorist attacks, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a TV interview, adding that the company's preference for encryption doesn't mean it lacks information it can share with authorities.

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AirPlay 2 on existing speakers requires firmware update, raising questions for Apple's AirPort Express

06/06/2017, 08:06 am

This week's announcement of AirPlay 2 came with a caveat: Old hardware will need a firmware update, at the very least, to work with the new protocol. With Apple said to have ceased development on its router products, it's possible that AirPort Express owners using AirPlay could be left in the dust.

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Apple cuts 2TB iCloud plan to $9.99, Family Sharing access expands in iOS 11 & High Sierra

06/06/2017, 08:06 am

As part of an array of updates and refreshes, Apple has also updated its iCloud data plan pricing, with a 2-terabyte plan now selling for $9.99 a month, and the old 1-terabyte plan no longer available.

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Apple, other tech companies pledge to continue efforts to meet Paris climate accord

06/05/2017, 10:06 pm

Following President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw America from the Paris climate accords, Apple and other major U.S. brands on Monday pledged support for an alternate environmental initiative called the "We Are Still In" campaign.

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Apple releases first iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 betas to developers

06/05/2017, 06:06 pm

As scheduled, Apple on Monday released the first beta versions of its next-generation operating systems -- iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 -- to developers for testing.

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Apple expands AppleCare+ to cover Mac users for accidental damage

06/05/2017, 05:06 pm

Apple has expanded its AppleCare+ extended warranty service to cover the Mac range, with the quiet update expanding the warranty period for Mac users to three years, as well as covering two incidents of accidental damage to both the desktop Mac and MacBook product families.

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First look: Apple's HomePod speaker

06/05/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple took the wraps off HomePod, a competitor to so-called "smart speakers" like Amazon Echo, on Monday, later offering WWDC attendees a closer look at the device prior to an expected debut in December.

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Apple looks to reinvent home music with $349 HomePod, an Amazon Echo and Sonos competitor

06/05/2017, 03:06 pm

Calling it a "breakthrough home speaker," Apple on Monday revealed the new Siri home speaker dubbed HomePod, a device the company hopes will reinvent music at home just like the iPod reinvented music in your pocket. It will cost $349 and ship this December.

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Apple doling out jean jackets plus Metal, iMessage, six-color logo pins to WWDC attendees

06/05/2017, 09:06 am

As part of the badge issuance at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple is giving out custom black denim jean jackets, and an assortment of collectible pins.

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Apple & Amazon paying into Foxconn bid for Toshiba's memory unit

06/05/2017, 09:06 am

Apple and Amazon will "chip in funds" towards a Foxconn bid for Toshiba's memory unit, Foxconn chairman Terry Gou revealed on Monday.

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Apple's online store goes dark ahead of WWDC keynote, suggesting new hardware incoming

06/05/2017, 08:06 am

Apple took its online store down on Monday, hours before its annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off, potentially tipping its hand and revealing new hardware will be announced in a keynote address.

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Rare customized Apple-1 to go up for auction, could top $500,000 in bids

06/03/2017, 05:06 pm

An unusual Apple-1 will appear in a Christie's auction on June 15, special not just for being in working order, but for the customizations made by its initial owner.

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This week on AI: Apple's WWDC slate, Siri speaker plans, political furor & more

06/03/2017, 01:06 am

Collectively the industry held its breath this week, preparing for Apple's big June 5 keynote kicking off WWDC 2017. Some pre-conference rumors did leak out though, supporting new iPads, new Macs, and the company's long-awaited Siri-based home speaker.

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Apple executive Bozoma Saint John to leave company, report says

06/02/2017, 08:06 pm

Apple Music and iTunes marketing executive Bozoma Saint John is planning to leave Apple, according to a report on Friday, though the reason for her supposed departure is at this point unknown.

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Apple predicted to expand Siri integration to additional third-party apps

06/02/2017, 08:06 pm

Engineers and industry insiders expect Apple to announce an expansion of Siri services at its Worldwide Developer Conference next week that will allow the virtual assistant to interact with more third-party apps, according to a report on Friday.

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Patent troll Uniloc adds two more lawsuits to growing list of complaints against Apple

06/02/2017, 07:06 pm

Notorious "patent troll" Uniloc on Friday expanded its legal barrage against Apple with the addition of two lawsuits lodged in Texas, one relating to automatic device wake-up features and another targeting pedometer technology.

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Audeze debuts Apple store exclusive iSine 10 Black/Steel Edition

06/02/2017, 04:06 pm

High-end earphone company Audeze this week announced a new addition to its growing product with the iSine 10 Black/Steel Edition, a custom version of its over-the-top in-ear planar magnetic headphones made exclusively for Apple.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he never joined Trump administration's presidential advisory council

06/02/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook never joined President Trump's "Office of American Innovation," despite an invitation to do so in March, according to an email response received by an AppleInsider reader.

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