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Dish Network in talks to merge with T-Mobile US, could pose challenge to Apple TV service

06/04/2015, 09:06 am

Dish Network is in talks to merge with T-Mobile U.S., a report said on Thursday, and while major details remain unsorted, the companies are believed to be closely aligned about what a resulting entity would look like -- one that might pose a threat to Apple's rumored subscription TV service.

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Jawbone UP fitness bands to return to Apple Store in June

06/04/2015, 05:06 am

After expunging most Jawbone fitness trackers -- along with other health-related wearables -- from its retail stores, Apple will soon carry stock of the firm's latest UP2 and UP3 gadgets.

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Tidal gets Mac beta software, Google Drive for iOS switches to Material Design

06/03/2015, 04:06 pm

Music service Tidal on Wednesday announced beta Mac and Windows clients, as well as discounted student tiers, while Google updated the iOS version of Drive with Material Design and other improvements.

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What to expect from Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote: iOS 9, OS X 10.11, new Apple TV, more [u]

06/03/2015, 02:06 pm

Apple is gearing up for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, set to kick off with a keynote presentation next Monday where the company is expected to announce a number of new products, including the next generations of its iOS and OS X platforms, as well as an all-new Apple TV set-top box.

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Job listing reveals Apple Maps will become available cross-platform via the Web

06/03/2015, 08:06 am

While Apple Maps is currently restricted to dedicated apps on iOS and OS X, that will change, as a new job listing from Apple reveals the company plans to make its mapping service available cross-platform on the Web.

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Apple's Cook speaks out against public, private data harvesting policies

06/02/2015, 06:06 pm

At the Electronic Privacy Information Center's Champions of Freedom event on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered an impassioned speech about public and private sector data collection, emphasizing consumers need data privacy, strong security and the right to encryption.

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Senate passes USA Freedom Act, restores some NSA surveillance powers

06/02/2015, 05:06 pm

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed the U.S.A. Freedom Act, a bill which restores certain surveillance powers to the National Security Agency while curtailing some of its greater excesses.

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New 'Batteriser' could help your Magic Mouse & Trackpad batteries run 8x longer

06/02/2015, 03:06 pm

A small, steel-and-silicon sleeve designed to slip over standard alkaline batteries promises to let those disposable cells run up to eight times longer, saving consumers money and frustration.

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iCloud, iTunes again hit with global outages impacting important services [u]

06/02/2015, 12:06 pm

A Tuesday iCloud outage is preventing some people from accessing services like calendars or mail, or even logging into iCloud in the first place, according to numerous complaints on Twitter and received by AppleInsider.

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Liquidmetal concept could enable Apple to manufacture devices layer by layer

06/02/2015, 10:06 am

Making use of its ties with Liquidmetal Technologies, Apple on Tuesday won a U.S. patent on a way of manufacturing products layer-by-layer using bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys, also known as bulk metalic glasses.

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First wave of HomeKit devices from Insteon, Lutron, others drop ahead of WWDC

06/02/2015, 09:06 am

Just under one year after HomeKit was announced and less than a week before Apple's midsummer developers conference, the first devices certified for compatibility with the iPhone maker's new home automation framework have begun to hit shelves from companies like Insteon, Lutron, and iHome.

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Apple earphone invention detects multiple users, switches audio profiles to match

06/02/2015, 05:06 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple's invention for an earphone cable capable of detecting when its being shared between multiple users, allowing each to hear a monophonic audio track or completely different songs.

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Apple announces WWDC 2015 keynote live stream for Apple TV

06/01/2015, 09:06 pm

As expected, Apple on Monday updated its Events channel on Apple TV, announcing users of the set-top streamer will have access to a live stream of the upcoming WWDC 2015 keynote presentation.

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GoPro launches new mid-range $299 Hero+ LCD with integrated display, will sell drone in 2016

06/01/2015, 04:06 pm

Action camera maker GoPro on Monday announced a new mid-range model dubbed the Hero+ LCD, a $299 model featuring an integrated touchscreen display capable of recording 1080p high-definition video at 60 frames per second.

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Chlorine leak leaves five injured at Apple's North Carolina data center

06/01/2015, 04:06 pm

Five people are receiving medical treatment after being exposed to a chlorine leak at Apple's data center in Maiden, North Carolina on Monday, reports say.

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Microsoft sets July 29 launch for Windows 10, begins download reservations

06/01/2015, 09:06 am

Microsoft on Monday announced that Windows 10 will launch on July 29 across 190 countries, available as a free upgrade for both mobile and desktop Windows devices.

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Woman dumps rare Apple I worth $200,000 at recycling center

06/01/2015, 08:06 am

A Bay Area recycling center is attempting to track down an unidentified woman who dropped off a 1976-model Apple I in April, after the computer sold to a private collector for $200,000 this month.

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How to delete your old Apple iCloud backups and free up space

05/31/2015, 02:05 pm

Deleting multiple backups can help conserve valuable storage space in Apple's iCloud. Here's how to free up space in iCloud to ensure that your iPhone and iPad backups are up-to-date in case the worst happens.

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This week on AppleInsider: Ive's promotion, Apple Watch apps, augmented reality & more

05/30/2015, 02:05 am

Several events this week pointed to Apple's future plans, including a promotion for designer Jony Ive, comments from operations head Jeff Williams, and a takeover of augmented reality firm Metaio.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook donates $6.56M to charity

05/29/2015, 08:05 pm

An SEC filing posted Friday reveals Apple CEO Tim Cook donated 50,000 shares of Apple stock worth more than $6.56 million to an unspecified charity, the latest gift in a flurry of philanthropic activity rarely seen with company executives.

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