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This week on AI: Apple Watch 'Series 3,' Apple's $1B Hollywood war chest, Charlottesville fallout & more

08/19/2017, 12:08 am

Some of the most interesting news of the week revolved around this fall's Apple Watch "Series 3," which may get LTE, but not a new look. Apple also appears to have big Hollywood plans -- if not quite as big as HBO or Netflix.

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Functional Apple I computer to hit online auction block in September

08/18/2017, 11:08 pm

A fully operational Apple I computer built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976 is going up for auction through Charitybuzz next month, with all proceeds earmarked for charity.

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Android O, Google's response to Apple's iOS 11, will be revealed next Monday amid solar eclipse

08/18/2017, 02:08 pm

Google will showcase and possibly launch the next version of Android, "Android O," on August 21 -- setting the stage for competition with Apple's iOS 11, which should come to iPhones and iPads as soon as next month.

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Hands on: ScreenFlow 7 update turns the screen recording app into a video suite

08/18/2017, 02:08 pm

Extensive editing, titling and annotation features recently added to ScreenFlow 7 make it a serious production tool.

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AppleInsider podcast talks LTE Apple Watch, 'iPhone 8,' and CarPlay

08/18/2017, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the almost-certainty that is an LTE-enabled Apple Watch, pricing and affordability on the "iPhone 8," Tim Cook's leadership following the events that took place in Charlottesville, Va., and CarPlay.

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Apple leases additional Santa Clara office space near Apple Park

08/17/2017, 10:08 pm

Apple continues to expand its San Francisco Bay Area footprint to accommodate a growing workforce and new projects, with the latest leases involving multiple industrial buildings near the soon to open Apple Park.

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Lawsuit over Apple retail workers' unpaid bag checks may go to California Supreme Court

08/17/2017, 11:08 am

A class action suit over Apple store workers' unpaid time spent in bag checks may soon be headed to the California Supreme Court, after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appealed to the institution for guidance.

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Irish finance minister decries EU's demand for $15B+ in Apple back taxes, says it's not Ireland's job

08/17/2017, 09:08 am

In a German interview this week, Ireland's finance minister attacked the European Commission's ruling calling for the collection of $15 billion in back taxes (plus interest) from Apple, saying it was both unjustified and outside Ireland's responsibility.

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Steve Jobs Theater given closeup in latest Apple Park drone footage

08/17/2017, 09:08 am

One of the last sets of drone footage while Apple Park is still under construction highlights the ever-growing landscaping taking place, and a close-up of the uncovered Steve Jobs Theater.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook addresses Charlottesville, company to donate $2M to fight hate

08/16/2017, 11:08 pm

Responding to last weekend's demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday sent a letter to company staff deriding hate groups, bigotry and violence, while denouncing President Donald Trump's "equivalence" of white nationalists and human rights advocates.

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Netflix to spend $7B on content in 2018

08/16/2017, 07:08 pm

Apple is reported to spend some $1 billion on original content in 2018, but the number pales in comparison to streaming leader Netflix, which anticipates to spend seven times that on its own offerings next year.

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Apple disables Apple Pay for websites selling white supremacist goods

08/16/2017, 06:08 pm

Following recent events in Charlottesville, Va., Apple has disabled Apple Pay support for a number of websites selling apparel and other paraphernalia emblazoned with Nazi symbols and white nationalist imagery.

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Cypress IoT software development kit takes advantage of Apple's new, open HomeKit policy

08/16/2017, 03:08 pm

The chip manufacturer responsible for a wide array of "internet of things" devices, Cypress Semiconductor, has announced an updated version of its development kit, adding HomeKit support and iCloud certification to the package.

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Tony Fadell-backed Keyssa partners with Foxconn, Samsung on fast new wireless data tech

08/16/2017, 03:08 pm

A startup backed by iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell is reportedly partnering with Samsung Electronics, Apple manufacturer Hon Hai/Foxconn, and other firms on a new short-range wireless data standard that could in some cases bypass the need for Wi-Fi or USB.

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Apple shares 'Carpool Karaoke' ads featuring Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, 'Game of Thrones' stars

08/15/2017, 09:08 pm

After last week's "Carpool Karaoke" debut, Apple on Tuesday posted two new teasers for upcoming episodes featuring Ariana Grande and Seth MacFarlane, and "Game of Thrones" stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

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Apple hires former WGN America chief Matt Cherniss to bolster video effort

08/15/2017, 08:08 pm

In efforts to build out its video content production team, Apple has hired former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss, according to a report on Tuesday.

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Schlage Sense smart lock Wi-Fi adapter coming, does not extend HomeKit connectivity

08/15/2017, 12:08 pm

The new Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Wi-Fi Adapter allows for remote control of the house lock from anywhere -- but does not extend Bluetooth range with HomeKit compatibility at all.

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Swift creator Chris Lattner moving to Google Brain's artificial intelligence effort

08/14/2017, 03:08 pm

After a six-month stint at Tesla, one-time Apple engineer and Swift champion Chris Lattner has landed at the Google Brain artificial intelligence project.

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Leaked Microsoft memo points to high initial return rates for Surface Book & Surface Pro 4

08/14/2017, 01:08 pm

Problems with the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 may be responsible for Consumer Reports's recent decision not to recommend the Surface line as a whole, a leaked Microsoft memo suggests.

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Chinese government sets up committee to watch over Apple's new iCloud data center

08/14/2017, 11:08 am

China's Guizhou province is setting up a working committee specifically to oversee Apple's new data center in the region, which was established to comply with cybersecurity laws that went into effect earlier this year.

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