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Apple to launch 'Today at Apple' retail sessions in late May [u]

04/25/2017, 10:04 am

Towards the end of May Apple plans to launch a new series of education sessions at its stores dubbed "Today at Apple," retail head Angela Ahrendts revealed on Tuesday. [Updated with official session details]

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Apple hires NASA AR/VR expert Jeff Norris to work on future products

04/24/2017, 08:04 pm

Apple has reportedly hired Dr. Jeff Norris, an augmented and virtual reality specialist who founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to be part of a special projects team working to bring augmented reality to the masses.

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Samsung's fix for red-tinted Galaxy S8 screens forces users to self-calibrate

04/24/2017, 02:04 pm

With a growing number of complaints about a red-tinged screen in some owners with the Samsung Galaxy S8, the company is issuing a software patch allowing users expanded options for correcting the problem in software by placing the responsibility for color accuracy even more in user's hands.

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Flying car backed by Google co-founder Larry Page takes to skies in early demo

04/24/2017, 11:04 am

Kitty Hawk, a startup backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, has demonstrated a prototype flying car that could be one of the first to ship, assuming it meets a late 2017 target.

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Apple apologizes to users for mistakenly saying their paid iCloud subscription was canceled

04/22/2017, 03:04 pm

Days after an error led to false iCloud cancellation emails sent to subscribers, Apple has followed up with another note apologizing for the bug, and reassuring them that their plan remains in good standing.

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This week on AI: Apple goes 100 percent recycled, Apple Watch NikeLab, 'iPhone 8' rumors & more

04/22/2017, 12:04 am

Ahead of Earth Day, Apple went on an environmental publicity blitz, most notably promising to eventually make products entirely out of recycled materials. Rumors about specific projects like the "iPhone 8" continued, meanwhile, and a new version of the Apple Watch appeared: the Apple Watch NikeLab.

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Massive power outage closes busy Union Square Apple Store in San Francisco

04/21/2017, 09:04 pm

The year-old flagship Apple Store at Union Square in San Francisco was closed down today due to a massive power outage that affected around 90,000 other customers, shut down some subway stations and turned off traffic lights that snarled many busy intersections.

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Full copy of Apple's self-driving car permit revealed [u]

04/21/2017, 06:04 pm

On Friday, a report revealed snippets of Apple's California Department of Motor Vehicles self-driving car application, offering insight into the company's autonomous vehicle project. A full copy of the document has been shared with AppleInsider.

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Internal documents reveal first look at Apple's self-driving car platform

04/21/2017, 04:04 pm

Documents filed as part of Apple's application to test self-driving cars in California were revealed on Friday and offer a first look at the company's autonomous platform, dubbed the "Automated System."

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Apple's upcoming Danish data center will help warm area homes

04/21/2017, 11:04 am

Once complete, Apple's data center in Viborg, Denmark will actually redirect heat to warm homes in the surrounding Jutland region, Apple noted this week.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Mac Pro, Thunderbolt GPUs & more

04/21/2017, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan talk about the uncharacteristic rumors moving Touch ID to the back of the "iPhone 8," Mac Pro hardware rumors, the Mac Gamer, Thunderbolt GPUs and more.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook touts Didi Chuxing's data gathering abilities, strong community ties

04/20/2017, 05:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a profile of Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu as part of the "TIME 100 Most Influential People" special, offering insight into Apple's investment in the Chinese ride-hailing service.

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Apple meets with Chinese government over App Store oversight because of porn streamers

04/20/2017, 02:04 pm

More information has emerged about the Chinese government demand that Apple crack down on streaming apps, with a new report circulating claiming that porn streamers are the government's major concern.

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Apple publishes new Earth Day videos explaining company's environmental efforts

04/20/2017, 12:04 pm

Apple has published a set of new videos commemorating Earth Day that explain clean energy technologies, Apple's own environmental protection efforts, and feature Apple employees and executives narrating and explaining the concepts behind the programs.

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Google may build native ad-blocking into mobile & desktop versions of Chrome

04/20/2017, 11:04 am

Despite the company's own dependence on ads, Google is reportedly planning to build a native ad-blocker into the mobile and desktop versions of its Chrome browser -- presumably including Apple's iOS and macOS.

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Apple to remove signature Fifth Avenue glass cube at cost of up to $2M

04/20/2017, 09:04 am

In the process of renovating its flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City, Apple will have to dismantle the famous glass cube that sits over top, according to recently published building permits.

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Apple investigating AR solution capable of moving, removing objects in real time

04/20/2017, 04:04 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application detailing a method of inserting virtual objects into a real environment, and relocating or removing real objects from the same, using advanced hardware and complex algorithms.

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Apple stores install special signage in celebration of Earth Day

04/19/2017, 10:04 pm

As it does every year, Apple on Wednesday began preparing its brick and mortar stores for Earth Day, which falls on Saturday, April 22, by changing the leaf of its familiar illuminated logos green.

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Apple promises future products to be made from 100% recycled materials

04/19/2017, 09:04 pm

Apple is on the cusp of launching a new initiative, pledging to use 100 percent recycled materials in a closed supply loop for fabrication of its devices -- but how it intends to do so isn't clear.

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Apple Music scores exclusive rights to Clive Davis documentary

04/19/2017, 09:04 pm

Further extending its reach beyond music exclusives, Apple Music has secured streaming rights to a new Clive Davis documentary film based on the music executive's autobiography.

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