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Apple began "Project Purple" because Steve Jobs hated Microsoft exec, says Scott Forstall

06/21/2017, 01:06 am

In his first public interview since leaving Apple in 2012, former head of iOS development Scott Forstall provided commentary on his background, the first iPhone and his relationship with company cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Philips puts HomeKit-compatible Hue White Ambiance candle light up for preorder

06/20/2017, 10:06 pm

Adding to an ever expanding list of products compatible with Apple's HomeKit, Philips on Tuesday activated preorders for the Hue White Ambiance 40W-equivalent candle bulb.

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Apple replaces Mac hardware trade-in partner PowerOn with Phobio

06/20/2017, 07:06 pm

After working with hardware recycling firm PowerOn for more than five years, Apple this week notified customers that a new partner, Phobio, will handle all Mac trade-ins going forward.

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Unicode 10.0 arrives with 56 new emoji characters, likely to see iOS integration soon

06/20/2017, 05:06 pm

The Unicode Consortium on Tuesday released version 10.0 of the Unicode Standard, offering a preview of new text characters and emoji that will likely arrive on Apple platforms like iOS later this year.

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Latest Apple-1 auction fetches surprisingly low $355,500

06/20/2017, 05:06 pm

At a June 15 Christie's auction, a customized Apple-1 sold for $355,500 -- skewing toward the low end of house estimates, and below all other auctions for working Apple-1 computers.

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Apple opens summer Apple Camp registrations, sessions start in July

06/20/2017, 02:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday opened up registrations for this year's free summer Apple Camps, which will teach kids 8 to 12 various creative and technology skills, exclusively using Apple-based hardware and software.

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Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 in August, ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 8'

06/20/2017, 11:06 am

Samsung will hold a New York City launch event for the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of August, about a month ahead of the announcement of Apple's new iPhones, according to one report.

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Judicial review of Apple's Irish data center plans could finish this Friday

06/20/2017, 10:06 am

The Irish High Court could make its decision on a review of Apple's plans for an Athenry data center as soon as this Friday, according to a report.

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Apple's Tim Cook asked President Trump for coding requirement at US schools - report

06/19/2017, 09:06 pm

At a Monday technology summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly suggested making programming a mandatory subject in the country's schools.

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European Union seeks to ban backdoors for encrypted communications

06/19/2017, 10:06 am

A European Parliament committee has published a draft report proposing that the ability for citizens to protect their data with encryption should be protected, including banning any possibility of government sanctioned backdoors to encryption protocols that could be used by law enforcement officials.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting with President Trump to talk trimming government waste

06/19/2017, 09:06 am

More than a dozen tech CEOs, including Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump and his staff on Monday, discussing ways that the government can trim costs and improve security with the help of American corporations.

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This week on AI: Apple's 'iPhone 8' features all but confirmed, 2017 4K iMac review & more

06/17/2017, 12:06 am

Following the intensity of WWDC, the heat of the iron softened to a warm glow this week, with reports all but confirming some of the features of upcoming iPhones -- as well as original video content becoming a key product at Apple.

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Hands-on: $499 gesture-controlled DJI Spark drone offers portability, simplicity

06/16/2017, 03:06 pm

The first DJI Spark orders are now on their way to customers, and AppleInsider offers a first look at what comes in the box with the diminutive new gesture-controlled flying camera, which aims to make it simpler than ever to fly a drone.

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Charity auction offers lunch with Eddy Cue at Apple Park

06/16/2017, 11:06 am

Apple services chief Eddy Cue has followed CEO Tim Cook in offering a lunch date to the winner of a charity auction, with the latest Charitybuzz lot aiming to raise funds for the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation through the sale of a meeting with the executive at the new Apple Park headquarters.

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Amazon devours Whole Foods grocery chain for $13.7B, expanding AmazonFresh delivery avenues

06/16/2017, 11:06 am

A blockbuster deal announced Friday morning will see e-commerce giant Amazon buy organic and all-natural food vendor Whole Foods in an all-cash deal -- and other retailers and grocers are seeing massive stock drops because of it.

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AppleInsider talks 10.5" iPad Pro experience, iOS 11, ARKit, and the wish for a good smart TV

06/16/2017, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk iPad Pro 10.5", which iPad offers the best value, iOS 11, augmented reality, and much more.

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Apple's Tim Cook talks HomePod, AR, personal legacy & more in new interview excerpt

06/15/2017, 09:06 am

In an interview excerpt published on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on a variety of topics, including how much time he spends thinking about what people will say about his legacy at Apple.

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Survey finds 1/3 of people interested in Apple's HomePod, still more likely to buy Amazon Echo

06/14/2017, 03:06 pm

Roughly a third of people in the U.S. are interested in Apple's Siri-based HomePod, though they're more likely to buy an Amazon Echo in practice, survey results suggested on Wednesday.

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Apple posts second 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' trailer ahead of June 25 release

06/13/2017, 05:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday posted to Twitter a teaser trailer for the upcoming Sean "Diddy" Combs documentary "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story," which is due to hit Apple Music as an exclusive release on June 25.

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Uber's CEO takes temporary leave amid attempts to reset corporate culture

06/13/2017, 03:06 pm

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on Tuesday informed workers that he'll be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the ridesharing company, which is struggling to remake itself in light of complaints about a broken internal culture.

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