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Apple recruits four TV executives to growing video team, offers hints at future programming

09/06/2017, 07:09 pm

Apple recently hired four veteran television executives to join its quickly growing video content team, with the new recruits tasked to head up original programming initiatives including documentary series.

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Apple developer portal undergoes maintenance after system 'glitch' [u]

09/06/2017, 05:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday removed a number of online developer tools from circulation, saying the assets are down for maintenance, but some members are reporting troubling changes to account details that hint at a potential security breach.

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Apple's Phil Schiller & wife donate $10M to Maine's Bowdoin College

09/06/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and his wife, Kim Gassett-Schiller, have together donated $10 million to Bowdoin College in Maine -- a school their sons Erik and Mark attended, the latter graduating this year.

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Logitech's MX Ergo trackball provides ergonomics, multiple device control to Mac users

09/06/2017, 10:09 am

Logitech is revisiting ergonomics on the Mac, with the new MX Ergo wireless trackball, allowing users to customize angle for maximum comfort.

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Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater includes rotating elevators, retracting demo room wall

09/06/2017, 09:09 am

When Apple hosts its "iPhone 8" event on Sept. 12, the media will be treated to elaborate features in the completed Steve Jobs Theater, such as a pair of custom rotating elevators and a clever way of ushering people into the product demonstration area.

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Latest Apple Park drone video shows completed Steve Jobs Theater ahead of Sept. 12 event

09/05/2017, 11:09 pm

Exactly one week ahead of Apple's Sept. 12 special event, drone pilot Duncan Sinfield takes to the skies to offer one last look at Apple Park before the company is expected to hold its first ever product unveiling at the campus's Steve Jobs Theater.

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Apple Events app for Apple TV updated ahead of Sept. 12 keynote

09/05/2017, 06:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued an update to its Apple Events tvOS app with assets teasing the upcoming Sept. 12 media event, at which the company is expected to unveil a trio of new iPhones, an LTE Apple Watch and next-generation Apple TV with 4K capabilities.

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Boston Red Sox used Apple Watch to steal pitching signs in games against Yankees

09/05/2017, 05:09 pm

The Boston Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal pitching signs from catchers in recent games against the New York Yankees, and potentially other teams, in an illicit ploy to gain an advantage for their hitters.

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Tim Cook says Apple will continue to push for 'Dreamers' despite Trump plans

09/05/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly issued a company-wide email on Tuesday morning, promising to support "Dreamer" immigrants despite new plans by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months, at least without a replacement by Congress.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 gets positive reviews, comparisons with iPhone 7 Plus 'Portrait' mode

09/05/2017, 01:09 pm

Reviews have begun to emerge for Samsung's latest flagship phone, the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8, taking a largely favorable view while contrasting its "Live Focus" camera mode with the Portrait option on Apple's iPhone 7 Plus.

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Teardown claims Essential Phone is hard-to-repair 'hot mess'

09/05/2017, 11:09 am

A new teardown of one of the latest Apple iPhone competitors, the Essential Phone, claims that the device is fundamentally disorganized inside, a sign of it being a first-generation product.

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Pixelmator Pro image tool with CoreML, Metal 2 enhancements coming in the fall to iOS, macOS

09/05/2017, 10:09 am

The Pixelmator developers have turned to Apple's CoreML machine learning toolset, and are releasing Pixelmator Pro in the fall to directly combat Photoshop's market dominance.

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Apple discontinues annual London music festival

09/04/2017, 05:09 pm

Apple's annual UK music festival, most recently rebranded as the Apple Music Festival, is no more. According to a report on Monday, the company said it will no longer host the event that over the past decade has drawn big-name acts in promotion of Apple's digital music services.

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Tim Cook tweets support for Apple's 250 'Dreamers'

09/03/2017, 04:09 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to continue spreading his message of support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, posting that he stands with the 250 "Dreamers" employed by the company who are able to work for Apple via the immigration initiative.

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Hands On: Lucidchart online service for macOS and iOS reminiscent of MacDraw II

09/03/2017, 04:09 pm

Lucidchart brings rapid diagrams and flowcharts to Mac and iOS, in an interface that should feel very comfortable to old-time Mac users familiar with the classic MacDraw II or Microsoft Vizio.

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Introversion's 'Prison Architect' lands on the Mac App Store, Feral ships 'XCOM 2: War of the Chosen' expansion on macOS

09/03/2017, 03:09 pm

The incarceration sandbox game 'Prison Architect' has tunneled itself into the Mac App Store, at the same time as Feral Interactive releases the 'War of the Chosen' expansion for 'XCOM 2' for macOS.

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This week on AI: Apple's Sept. 12 'iPhone 8' event, TV ambitions, Hurricane Harvey relief & more

09/02/2017, 12:09 am

Most of the rumors should come to an end soon, as Apple has finally set a date for its fall press event -- Sept. 12. Of course talk about the "iPhone 8's" features and even its name continued this week, joined by current events and word of the company's video plans.

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High Sierra beta 9 available for developer testing, one day after last iOS 11 & tvOS 11 update

09/01/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple makes the ninth developer beta of High Sierra available four days after its last update, and one day after iOS 11 and tvOS 11 releases.

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Apple closing Simi Valley store with no replacement ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch

09/01/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple will close its Simi Valley, Calif. store on Sept. 15, the company has announced, despite an iPhone launch likely happening as little as a week or so later.

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Apple updates leadership page with new hires, shift in Siri lead to Craig Federighi

09/01/2017, 11:09 am

An update to Apple's executive summary page has added a few new faces and some new particulars about responsibilities -- most notably the shift in responsibility for Apple's Siri to Craig Federighi, and away from services chief Eddy Cue.

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