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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Apple's Sept. 12 event, and a future without a home button

09/01/2017, 08:09 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the "iPhone 8" in advance of Apple's Sept. 12 event, including what it means to have a phone without a home button, and much more.

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Apple's Cook, other CEOs call on Trump to keep DACA protections in place

09/01/2017, 12:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is counted among the more than 350 executives of major U.S. corporations who on Thursday signed a letter imploring President Donald Trump keep legal protections in place for undocumented immigrants brought into America as children.

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Apple AirPods dominant, despite late entrance in 'totally wireless headphone' market segment

08/31/2017, 06:08 pm

A new market analysis of the headphone market suggests that Apple's AirPods have driven the growth of the totally wireless headphone subcategory, accounting for nearly 85 percent of sales in the segment, as measured by dollars in the US.

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Sony, Bang & Olufsen combatting Apple AirPods with new wireless earbuds

08/31/2017, 03:08 pm

Two new wireless Bluetooth earbuds arriving from Bang & Olufsen and Sony, with the pair trying to match Apple in functionality and popularity, if not in price.

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High Sierra's APFS optimized for flash storage & SSD, incompatible with legacy HDDs and possibly Fusion Drives

08/31/2017, 03:08 pm

The new APFS brings notable enhancements to High Sierra and iOS, but on the Mac it appears that legacy hard drives are completely incompatible with the technology and at least at launch that Fusion drives may not be either.

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Apple calls for FCC to keep 'strong, enforceable' net neutrality protections

08/31/2017, 02:08 pm

Apple has written to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support for the concept of net neutrality, with its four-page commentary arguing for the government agency to "retain strong, enforceable open internet protections" instead of rolling back the rules forbidding "fast lane" internet connections.

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Apple short-cycles test releases, makes ninth developer betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11 available

08/31/2017, 01:08 pm

Just three days after the last release, Apple has made the ninth beta of iOS 11, and tvOS available for developers to test -- suggesting a release is imminent in conjunction with new products that need the operating systems to function.

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Future Apple Watch straps might feature functional buttons, sense user touch

08/31/2017, 06:08 am

Apple is actively investigating methods of embedding electronic components into woven fabric materials, technology that might be applied to Apple Watch strap designs to offload user interfaces into physical space and expand device functionality.

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Nest brings HVAC energy saving to the masses with $169 Thermostat E

08/31/2017, 12:08 am

Nest on Thursday unveiled Thermostat E, a redesigned and less expensive version of the firm's original Learning Thermostat that launched in 2011.

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Watch: Everything Apple is expected to announce at its Sept. 12 event

08/30/2017, 08:08 pm

Apple is anticipated to hold its annual iPhone event on Sept. 12, where a slate of new products like a flagship "iPhone 8," LTE Apple Watch and more are expected to debut. Check out all the latest launch rumors in this video.

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Hackers exploit Instagram bug to access phone numbers, email addresses of high profile accounts

08/30/2017, 08:08 pm

Instagram on Wednesday said one or more hackers accessed email address and phone number information associated with certain high profile accounts using a previously unknown API "bug," but notes the flaw has since been patched.

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Apple raised more than $3M Hurricane Harvey relief, US Coast Guard using iPads in search efforts, Cook says

08/30/2017, 07:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed Hurricane Harvey in a letter to employees on Wednesday, detailing the company's efforts to help those impacted by the storm, including its own workers, as well as ongoing projects to offer aid and assistance in the region.

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Amazon & Microsoft reveal plans to allow cross-access for Alexa and Cortana

08/30/2017, 11:08 am

In an industry first, Amazon and Microsoft have announced that people will soon be able to access Alexa from Cortana, and vice versa, including through iOS.

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First look: Eradicate the adapters and dongles with Plugable's lower-cost Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station

08/30/2017, 10:08 am

Plugable has thrown its hat into the Thunderbolt 3 ring with a pair of new docking stations, and the lower-cost TBT3-UD1-83 appears to be a good option for most at first glance.

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Matias seeks to fill void left by Apple with new Wired Aluminum Keyboard

08/30/2017, 09:08 am

Taking some design cues from Apple's old keyboard line, Matias has released a new Wired Aluminum Keyboard to accommodate those not looking to replace batteries or charge an input device.

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Apple debuts latest 'Carpool Karaoke' trailers as this week's episode debuts

08/29/2017, 10:08 pm

Apple late Tuesday posted a pair of commercials promoting upcoming episodes of "Carpool Karaoke" to its official YouTube channel, while airing the show's latest episode on Apple Music.

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Apple stores in Nebraska and Pennsylvania reopening this weekend

08/29/2017, 04:08 pm

Apple is preparing to reopen two retail locations in the U.S. on Sept. 2, with one Apple store in Omaha, Neb., moving down the same street to a new unit with extra floor space while another in Pittsburgh, Pa., relocating to a different part of a shopping mall.

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Google tries to fight wide ARKit compatibility with its own augmented reality initiative ARCore

08/29/2017, 12:08 pm

Google has announced it's own augmented reality initiative called ARCore -- but serious limitations on what versions of Android can be used and a very narrow list of compatible hardware will be tough hurdles to overcome.

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Sonos to host Oct. 4 event for smartspeaker with multiple voice assistants

08/29/2017, 12:08 pm

Sonos on Tuesday sent out a media invitation to an Oct. 4 press event in New York City, where the company is expected to reveal its all-but-announced smartspeaker with support for voice commands.

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Apple gets further toehold in big business with iOS-focused Accenture enterprise partnership

08/29/2017, 09:08 am

Apple and business services company Accenture are teaming up, in an effort to enhance business software offerings, and to ease migrations away from legacy technologies to modern iOS implementations.

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