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Dr. Christine Darden, Todd Stabelfeldt and Miral Kotb deliver blockbuster special sessions on technology and changing the world at Apple's WWDC17

06/08/2017, 07:06 pm

This week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple presented a series of lunchtime presentations from speakers who each shared their story of overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles through the application of technology and their own persistent determination.

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Apple's Tim Cook, other tech CEOs poised to attend White House summit led by Jared Kushner

06/08/2017, 06:06 pm

An inaugural meeting of the American Technology Council -- organized by the Trump administration, and led by President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner -- will reportedly take place at the White House on June 19, and may see as many as 12 major tech executives attend, including Apple's Tim Cook.

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Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box Thunderbolt 3 graphics card enclosures shipping in late June for $299

06/08/2017, 04:06 pm

Sonnet, the supplier of Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosures Apple is providing to developers as part of an External Graphics Development Kit, is preparing to ship the eGFX Breakaway Box used in the kit to consumers from next month, giving end users a way to increase the graphical power of their iMac and MacBooks.

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Hands-on: GoPro's 360-degree 5.2K Fusion VR camera

06/08/2017, 01:06 pm

GoPro on Thursday gave AppleInsider a closer look at the company's upcoming Fusion camera, a 5.2K resolution 360-degree camera that will bring immersive virtual reality recording to the masses.

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Apple-branded sneakers from early '90s to auction off for over $15,000

06/07/2017, 07:06 pm

On June 11, a pair of official Apple-branded sneakers from the early 1990s will be sold at auction, with a starting bid of $15,000.

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Amazon willing to allow Apple's Siri on Echo speakers, executive says

06/07/2017, 06:06 pm

Amazon is open to supporting third-party voice assistants like Apple's Siri or Google Assistant on its Echo speakers, the company's senior VP of devices said on Wednesday.

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CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 dock with eSATA, dual-4K display support starts shipping

06/07/2017, 10:06 am

CalDigit has commenced shipments of the Thunderbolt Station 3 dock, an accessory for Macbook Pro users wanting to expand their notebook's connectivity options first launched in CES, with the $299.99 device offering dual 4K display support and a pair of eSATA ports alongside more conventional connections.

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Promise reveals 'Mac-ready' versions of Thunderbolt 3 Pegasus3 RAID arrays

06/07/2017, 09:06 am

Promise Technology is updating its Pegasus3 desktop RAID storage systems by introducing four new 'Mac-ready' models, with the additional Pegasus R4, R6, and R8 storage devices offering up to 80 terabytes of capacity with data transfers over Thunderbolt 3, but this time will work on Mac 'out of the box.'

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First 'Planet of the Apps' episode drops tonight, free to watch

06/06/2017, 08:06 pm

Apple's first foray into original TV content, "Planet of the Apps," starts Tuesday night, with the first of ten episodes being made available for global streaming on Apple Music and iTunes at 9 p.m. Pacific.

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Michelle Obama talks entrepreneurship, social issues, more at WWDC

06/06/2017, 07:06 pm

The second day of Worldwide Developer Conference opened with a conversation with Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, and Lisa Jackson, Apple's Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.

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Belkin ships $349 Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD, with dual 4K support

06/06/2017, 11:06 am

Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD is now available, and in addition to the ports on it, the dock provides 85W of power to 15-inch MacBook Pro owners for charging.

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Apple's Tim Cook says company aiding in UK terrorism investigations

06/06/2017, 09:06 am

Apple is helping the U.K. government in its investigations of recent terrorist attacks, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a TV interview, adding that the company's preference for encryption doesn't mean it lacks information it can share with authorities.

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AirPlay 2 on existing speakers requires firmware update, raising questions for Apple's AirPort Express

06/06/2017, 08:06 am

This week's announcement of AirPlay 2 came with a caveat: Old hardware will need a firmware update, at the very least, to work with the new protocol. With Apple said to have ceased development on its router products, it's possible that AirPort Express owners using AirPlay could be left in the dust.

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Apple cuts 2TB iCloud plan to $9.99, Family Sharing access expands in iOS 11 & High Sierra

06/06/2017, 08:06 am

As part of an array of updates and refreshes, Apple has also updated its iCloud data plan pricing, with a 2-terabyte plan now selling for $9.99 a month, and the old 1-terabyte plan no longer available.

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Apple, other tech companies pledge to continue efforts to meet Paris climate accord

06/05/2017, 10:06 pm

Following President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw America from the Paris climate accords, Apple and other major U.S. brands on Monday pledged support for an alternate environmental initiative called the "We Are Still In" campaign.

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Apple releases first iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 betas to developers

06/05/2017, 06:06 pm

As scheduled, Apple on Monday released the first beta versions of its next-generation operating systems -- iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 -- to developers for testing.

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Apple expands AppleCare+ to cover Mac users for accidental damage

06/05/2017, 05:06 pm

Apple has expanded its AppleCare+ extended warranty service to cover the Mac range, with the quiet update expanding the warranty period for Mac users to three years, as well as covering two incidents of accidental damage to both the desktop Mac and MacBook product families.

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First look: Apple's HomePod speaker

06/05/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple took the wraps off HomePod, a competitor to so-called "smart speakers" like Amazon Echo, on Monday, later offering WWDC attendees a closer look at the device prior to an expected debut in December.

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Apple looks to reinvent home music with $349 HomePod, an Amazon Echo and Sonos competitor

06/05/2017, 03:06 pm

Calling it a "breakthrough home speaker," Apple on Monday revealed the new Siri home speaker dubbed HomePod, a device the company hopes will reinvent music at home just like the iPod reinvented music in your pocket. It will cost $349 and ship this December.

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Apple doling out jean jackets plus Metal, iMessage, six-color logo pins to WWDC attendees

06/05/2017, 09:06 am

As part of the badge issuance at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple is giving out custom black denim jean jackets, and an assortment of collectible pins.

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