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OWC launches Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU, new portable storage, USB-C 'ClingOn' cable stabilizer

01/06/2019, 10:01 am

Other World Computing has launched a number of new items for CES 2019, including the Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU, a number of new USB-C and Thunderbolt storage appliances, and a new USB-C cable stabilization system called 'ClingOn.'

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Apple plasters privacy ad on billboard near Las Vegas Convention Center ahead of CES

01/04/2019, 09:01 pm

Though Apple is not scheduled to make an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, the company is using the event as an opportunity to push its message on privacy and has purchased a large billboard near the city's convention center.

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New phishing scam masquerades as Apple support call

01/04/2019, 05:01 pm

The latest scam targeting Apple device users is particularly insidious, appearing to come as a call from the company's real phone support number, according to a well-known security researcher.

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White House's National Economic Council head hints China may have stolen Apple tech

01/04/2019, 11:01 am

The director of the White House's National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, suggested on Friday that China may be stealing Apple technology secrets, without offering any examples or evidence.

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Apple's Back to School promotion offers Beats to students in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand and South Korea

01/03/2019, 10:01 pm

Apple kicked off its annual back to school promotion in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and South Korea on Friday, offering students a pair of Beats headphones with qualifying discounted hardware purchase.

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Security researcher who claimed discovery of Face ID bypass cancels Black Hat presentation

01/03/2019, 06:01 pm

A China-based security researcher has withdrawn a presentation on what was advertised as a workable Face ID hack from the prestigious Black Hat Asia conference after his employer, Ant Financial, called the talk "misleading."

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Apple cloud services executive Patrick Gates departs for stealth startup Humane

01/03/2019, 04:01 pm

Stealth startup Humane, founded by a pair of former Apple executives, last month announced longtime Apple cloud services engineer Patrick Gates had joined the company as chief technology officer.

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Cook promises Apple will 'learn' and 'take action' in memo to workers

01/03/2019, 10:01 am

Following up on the sudden news that December-quarter earnings will be lower than predicted by between $5 billion and $9 billion, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised future changes in a memo to employees.

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Apple researching wearable glove input device, to simplify interactions with AR & VR

01/03/2019, 10:01 am

Apple is researching how users can interact with computer systems, with one idea being a glove that could be used for gesture controls, and could potentially provide haptic feedback in some situations.

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Law firm explores class action against Apple for potential securities fraud, cites recent earnings cut

01/02/2019, 08:01 pm

Self-professed "nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm" Bernstein Liebhard on Wednesday said it is investigating allegations of potential securities fraud violations on behalf of Apple shareholders, noting the company's recent earnings forecast cut runs counter to comments made on the health of its Chinese business.

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A future 13-inch iPad Pro or MacBook Pro could have this newly-developed 8K OLED panel

01/02/2019, 09:01 am

A Japanese technology developer has developed 8.3-inch and 13.3-inch OLED displays with an 8K resolution, paving the way for future iPad, iPad Pro, and MacBook models to offer high pixel densities that could even exceed the 1,000 pixel-per-inch milestone.

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Mac Pro, iMac & Qualcomm: What to expect from Apple in the start of 2019

01/01/2019, 02:01 pm

It's the start of a brand new year, and as usual there is a lot happening in the first half of 2019, for both Apple itself and for connected companies in the rest of the technology sphere. AppleInsider details some of the things you should expect to hear more about in the next few months.

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Apple still considering North Carolina campus, report suggests

12/28/2018, 07:12 pm

A firm tied to a known Apple lobbyist recently purchased a large parcel of land in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park, suggesting the tech giant is still eyeing the area as the site of a new campus.

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Apple reportedly offered feedback on NPR's 'RAD' podcast analytics system

12/27/2018, 06:12 pm

According to a report on Thursday, Apple employees had a hand in the development of National Public Radio's recently launched Remote Audio Data system (RAD), an analytics platform that enables content creators to gauge listener statistics. Importantly, RAD provides engagement information on money-making advertisements.

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How to unload some of those unwanted holiday gifts online

12/26/2018, 02:12 pm

It happens: sometimes you get unwanted Christmas gifts, even if they're made by Apple. AppleInsider talks about a few of the places and ways for reselling them.

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Apple boycott by Chinese firms supporting Huawei is escalating

12/24/2018, 11:12 am

Huawei's chief financial officer's arrest in Canada amidst the trade dispute between the US and China has led Chinese firms to urge its employees to boycott Apple in retaliation -- and sanctioning those that don't comply.

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Crime blotter: AirDrop Cyberflashing rises, iPad theft leads to high-speed chase, and Apple scams large and small

12/24/2018, 08:12 am

Two Apple thefts in the same part of New Jersey, an indictment for a professor who spent thousands of federal grant money on Apple purchases, and more, in AppleInsider's latest in an occasional series, looking at the world of Apple-related crime.

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YouTuber admits aspects of viral HomePod glitter bomb video were faked

12/21/2018, 10:12 am

A viral video featuring a booby-trapped HomePod box that pranked package thieves with a glitter bomb has been criticized for faking some of the reactions of the would-be "thieves," who were in fact acquaintances of friends of the video's creator.

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Apple overhauls reporting of US government data requests, offers more detail with greater delay

12/20/2018, 05:12 pm

Apple on Thursday published a transparency report for the first half of 2018, revising how it breaks down data search requests from U.S. government agencies, as well as the overall design of its transparency subsite.

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AI guru John Giannandrea is Apple's newest senior vice president

12/20/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple has announced that John Giannandrea has been named to the company's executive team as senior vice president of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy.

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