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Philips' HomeKit compatible Hue white ambiance bulbs now for sale

05/23/2016, 05:05 pm

Philips on Monday announced immediate availability of Hue White Ambiance bulbs and starter kits, an addition to the company's smart light bulb lineup capable of integrating with Apple's HomeKit smart home framework.

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Facebook intros Continuous Live Video API for non-stop streaming

05/23/2016, 04:05 pm

Facebook on Monday officially launched a Continuous Live Video API for broadcasters, giving them the option of endless streaming, as well as full coverage of longer events.

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Spotify matches Apple Music with improved $15 Family plan

05/23/2016, 01:05 pm

Looking to hold onto its dominance in the music streaming space, Spotify on Monday launched an upgraded Family plan, matching similar ones from Apple Music and Google Play.

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Rumor: Samsung to double down on fitness with Gear Fit 2 and 'Bio-Processor'

05/23/2016, 01:05 pm

Images leaked on Monday showed Samsung's upcoming Gear Fit 2, a device that may provide tougher competition in fitness wearables for companies like Apple and Fitbit.

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Apple's Tim Cook talks retail, manufacturing, encryption & more with Indian PM Modi

05/21/2016, 03:05 pm

As anticipated, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, talking about issues such as retail stores, manufacturing, and app development, according to reports.

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This week on AI: 2017 iPhone details, Buffett pumps $1B+ into AAPL, Cook's India trip & more

05/21/2016, 05:05 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook was on tour in India this week, but some of the most attention-grabbing news actually happened elsewhere, for instance giving a glimpse at what 2017 iPhones will look like, and solidifying Apple's financial future.

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Apple working to bring entire product line to India, Tim Cook says

05/20/2016, 10:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued a tour of India on Friday, granting a one-on-one interview with a local television network that offered a bit more insight into the company's ambitions for the developing market.

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Apple's Cook dismisses Indian phone market concerns, says company 'focused on best, not most'

05/20/2016, 01:05 pm

The iPhone may have a small marketshare in India, but the company isn't worried about that and is instead holding out for the long-term, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview published on Friday.

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US Senate introduces bill that would limit FBI's power to remotely hack devices

05/20/2016, 10:05 am

The FBI's attempt to expand its surveillance and hacking authority, spotlighted by a public spat over encryption with Apple, has met resistance from members of the U.S. Senate, where a newly introduced bill would block search warrants for remote devices [updated].

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Apple begins hiring for long-awaited Brooklyn store, likely opening this year

05/20/2016, 09:05 am

Apple is now hiring retail workers for its first store in Brooklyn , suggesting that the company's anticipated project in New York City's most populous borough will open its doors by the end of the year.

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AppleInsider podcast talks the future of HomeKit, hedge funds and AAPL, India, plus 'iPhone 7'

05/20/2016, 08:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, we talk about Google's new Home speaker announced at I/O 2016 and what it could mean for Apple's Siri and HomeKit. Plus, we discuss Fitbit's purchase of Coin, Android Pay, Tim Cook's trip to India, and the latest "iPhone 7" scuttlebutt.

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Apple environment chief visits rural Indian school where donated iPads are part of curriculum

05/19/2016, 08:05 pm

As part of Apple's tour of India, the company's environment and government affairs chief Lisa Jackson visited a school in Rajasthan this week to meet with so-called "solar mamas," or women trained in the manufacture and assembly of solar lamps build solar powered lanterns.

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Apple unveils Union Square store in San Francisco ahead of Saturday opening

05/19/2016, 02:05 pm

Apple on Thursday revealed more details about its new Union Square outlet in San Francisco -- launching on Saturday -- including design features present in other recent Apple Stores, as well as some traits unique to the location.

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Apple's Tim Cook attends dinner party with Bollywood celebrities

05/19/2016, 11:05 am

In the middle of his ongoing trip to India, Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a dinner party on Wednesday night hosted by actor/producer Shah Rukh Khan, where several other Bollywood celebrities were also present.

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Donald Trump, who called for a boycott of Apple, reveals he owns over $1M in company stock

05/19/2016, 11:05 am

New financial documents disclosed by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reveal that the brash billionaire owns a stake in Apple, despite the fact that he called for a boycott of the company over its strong security practices.

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Apple opens Maps development center in Hyderabad, India

05/19/2016, 12:05 am

Hot on the heels of revealing plans for an iOS app design and development facility in Bengaluru, Apple on Thursday local time announced the opening of an office in Hyderabad tasked with accelerating development of Maps products for iOS, Mac and Apple Watch.

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Apple reminds developers of impending iAd App Network shutdown, APIs to be deprecated

05/18/2016, 09:05 pm

Apple in an email blast on Wednesday reminded developers of the impending iAd App Network shutdown that will bring an end to monetization revenues and app promotion on June 30, as scheduled.

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Apple mulls permanent expansion of Fifth Avenue store, feels 'entitled' to cut-rate FAO Schwarz lease

05/18/2016, 06:05 pm

Apple's plan to temporarily relocate its flagship Fifth Avenue store from the base of the GM building to the old FAO Schwartz location has apparently evolved into a desire to permanently occupy the space -- and without paying the going rate for rent.

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I/O 2016: Android Pay coming to ATMs & mobile Chrome users

05/18/2016, 05:05 pm

Widening the battleground with Apple Pay, Google on Wednesday announced that Android Pay will soon be usable at some ATMs, as well as by mobile Chrome users.

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I/O 2016: Google launches Android N beta with speed boosts, VR hooks & iOS-drawn improvements

05/18/2016, 03:05 pm

At the beginning of its I/O developer conference on Wednesday, Google revealed that the next major version of Android -- codenamed "Android N" -- is launching in beta later today, and will introduce features like better performance, improved multitasking, and even virtual reality support when it officially arrives in late summer.

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