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Apple HR head Denise Young Smith takes up new role as VP for 'Inclusion and Diversity'

05/23/2017, 01:05 pm

Apple's human resources leader -- Denise Young Smith -- has taken up a new role within the company as its VP for Inclusion and Diversity, according to her LinkedIn profile.

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Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro ahead of Apple Mac & iPad Pro refreshes

05/23/2017, 11:05 am

At a Tuesday press event in Shanghai, Microsoft revealed the long-awaited fifth-generation Surface Pro, hoping to steal some thunder away from Apple ahead of Mac and iPad Pro refreshes that could come as soon as next month.

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Nokia predicted to play an important role in Apple's datacenters after patent dispute settlement

05/23/2017, 10:05 am

In the terms of their new patent dispute resolution, Nokia revealed it will be providing network infrastructure products to Apple -- a partnership that one Wall Street analysts could see Nokia significantly grow its IP router business by supplying Apple's datacenters.

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Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, agree to multi-year license

05/23/2017, 06:05 am

Apple and Nokia on Tuesday said they have reached settlement in a five-month legal dispute over patent licensing practices, with the Cupertino tech giant agreeing to a multi-year license on the former top cellphone maker's intellectual property.

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Apple received national security letter in 2016, US government sought data from 20K devices

05/23/2017, 12:05 am

In its latest report on government requests for user information, Apple on Monday said the U.S. government lodged at least one national security letter last year seeking information related to a customer account.

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Review: DJI's Mavic Pro is the best iPhone-connected drone you can buy

05/22/2017, 01:05 pm

With a highly optimized, portable design, solid construction, deep iOS integration and a bevy of automated features, DJI's Mavic Pro is perhaps the best product available on the consumer drone market.

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US Supreme Court ruling may shrink tide of frivolous patent lawsuits against Apple [u]

05/22/2017, 01:05 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a critical decision that could reduce the number of patent lawsuits tech companies like Apple face on a yearly basis. [Updated with correction on case limits]

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Emerson Sensi thermostat line expanding with two HomeKit compatible models

05/22/2017, 12:05 pm

Environmental control company Emerson has added to its Sensi thermostat line with a new pair of HomeKit-compatible devices.

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Knightsbridge Singapore Apple store cover removed, showing first glimpses of interior

05/22/2017, 09:05 am

The cladding surrounding the new Apple store at Singapore's Knightsbridge shopping center has been removed, and the interior of the location has been seen for the first time.

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Working Apple-1 sold at auction by original owner for $101K in Germany

05/21/2017, 04:05 pm

One of the last surviving Apple-1 computers in full working order has sold in Germany for a bid price of $101,325 -- far lower than expected for the collectible.

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This week on AI: 'Apple Watch 3' features, new MacBooks at WWDC & more

05/20/2017, 02:05 am

In a change of pace, some of the week's biggest news revolved around new MacBooks and a third-generation Apple Watch, rather than the "iPhone 8." There was more of that of course, along with further signs Apple is pushing deep into original movies and TV shows.

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Execs from Apple, other tech firms to talk immigration and government modernization at White House meeting

05/19/2017, 08:05 pm

Immigration policies, government services modernization and integration with cutting edge Silicon Valley initiatives like machine learning are on the docket for next month's meeting of President Donald Trump's American Technology Council, according to a report.

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Latest Apple Park footage shows nighttime views of main 'spaceship'

05/19/2017, 06:05 pm

Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield is back with his monthly Apple Park construction update, this time showing off aerial views of the main "spaceship" building lit up at night.

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Stevie Wonder performs at Apple HQ to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day

05/19/2017, 10:05 am

Multi-platinum Grammy winning artist Stevie Wonder performed at Apple's corporate headquarters this week, in an event recognizing Global Accessibility Awareness Day, focused on making technology accessible and usable for persons with disabilities.

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AppleInsider podcast talks with makers of tools for pro musicians at Moogfest

05/19/2017, 08:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor goes to Moogfest and interviews music makers and the people that make the tools professional musicians use, discussing how those tools work with Apple's ecosystem.

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Apple release of iTunes on Windows Store foreshadows 'tipping point,' Microsoft exec says

05/18/2017, 11:05 pm

Touting the benefits of Windows 10 S in a recent interview, Microsoft CVP of Windows Joe Belfiore said Apple's decision to list iTunes in the Windows Store suggests the platform is approaching a "tipping point."

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Watch: Everything Google announced at Google I/O 2017

05/18/2017, 08:05 pm

Google introduced a number of new products at its I/O conference this week, including the next-generation Android O operating system, the streamlined Android GO OS for emerging markets and Google Assistant for iOS. AppleInsider breaks down the event's biggest news in this video.

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Google's Android O changes 'blob' emoji to more iOS-like circular shape

05/18/2017, 03:05 pm

With Android O, due later this year, Google will be changing the look of its emoji to a look more consistent with the icons seen in Apple's iOS 10.

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SiriusXM reviving talks to buy Apple Music competitor Pandora - report

05/18/2017, 12:05 pm

Satellite radio company SiriusXM is reportedly in "active discussions" about buying Pandora, which recently began tackling Apple Music head-on through the launch of its on-demand Premium service.

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Pioneer reveals 2017 NEX aftermarket head units with CarPlay support

05/18/2017, 11:05 am

Pioneer has introduced a new range of aftermarket head units to its collection, with the five 2017-edition NEX in-dash multimedia receivers giving more CarPlay-compatible options to drivers to install into their vehicles, at a more consumer-friendly price point.

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