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Universal Audio's $499 Arrow interface connects over Thunderbolt 3

01/16/2018, 04:01 pm

Universal Audio has shipped the Arrow desktop audio interface, a high-end peripheral for music creation and audio recording that connects to a Mac with Thunderbolt 3, with the portable unit including a number of built-in plug-ins to help refine the overall sound of recordings.

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Apple educating FBI, other police on accessing data from iPhones, Macs & iCloud

01/16/2018, 02:01 pm

Despite the appearance of conflict between Apple and U.S. law enforcement, the company is not only cooperating in many search requests but actually training the FBI and other police forces.

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Apple's first South Korean store set to open in Seoul on Jan. 27 [u]

01/16/2018, 12:01 pm

Missing rumored launch dates by a wide margin, Apple's first South Korean store now appears set to open in Seoul on Jan. 27. [Updated with Apple confirmation]

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US politicians pressure AT&T to cut ties with China's Huawei in 5G development

01/16/2018, 11:01 am

U.S. political figures are reportedly escalating their pressure on AT&T to distance itself from Chinese companies, including work on 5G standards with Huawei.

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China Labor Watch again cites Apple for poor Chinese factory working conditions

01/16/2018, 10:01 am

Apple has come under fire again for working conditions in an iPhone and MacBook enclosure manufacturing facility, with workers allegedly undertrained, and lacking sufficient hazard protections.

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Apple's WebKit team helps launch Speedometer 2.0 browser benchmark

01/16/2018, 08:01 am

In partnership with Chromium, Apple's WebKit team has released Speedometer 2.0, an updated benchmark for developers testing the performance of browser engines.

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Apple, ARM & Intel facing potential Israeli class action suit over Meltdown & Spectre

01/15/2018, 10:01 am

Israeli plaintiffs are seeking to file a class action lawsuit against Apple, ARM, and Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities recently uncovered in Intel and ARM-based processors.

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India loosens 30 percent sourcing requirement on sale goods, paving the way for Apple Stores

01/15/2018, 10:01 am

The India government has loosened up -- but not eliminated -- a 30 percent rule that was putting a damper on Apple's plans to open up retails stores in the country.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple homepage honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

01/15/2018, 09:01 am

Not only does Apple's homepage have a full-page tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but a Tweet from Apple CEO Tim Cook commemorates the holiday celebrating the civil rights leader.

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Drone footage shows Apple Park entering 2018 still under construction

01/14/2018, 09:01 pm

A new drone video published on Sunday shows that while construction and landscaping is winding down at Apple Park, it remains in progress -- and may continue through the facility's first anniversary.

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This week on AI: CES 2018, Meltdown & Spectre fixes, Apple's AR headset & more

01/13/2018, 12:01 am

CES was taking place in Las Vegas, but much of the news continued to revolve around crises like Meltdown and Spectre, the iPhone slowdown controversy, and taxes.

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Apple clarifies only iCloud users in China will see data migration to Chinese server

01/12/2018, 10:01 pm

Earlier this week, Apple notified users living in China that their data would be moved to a Chinese company's servers in compliance with local laws. There was some confusion, however, as a number of customers who currently live outside of China received the same message.

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Humanscale M/Connect 2 updates split-level dock with 5K monitor support, USB-C charging

01/12/2018, 04:01 pm

Ergonomic design firm Humanscale has updated one of its compact docks for the workplace, with the M/Connect 2 retaining the split docking station design while introducing USB-C charging and enabling the connection of higher-resolution monitors to the accessory.

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'Galaxy S9' packaging leak hints at single rear camera sensor with variable aperture

01/12/2018, 01:01 pm

Samsung's upcoming 'Galaxy S9' smartphone may include a dual-pixel rear camera with a variable aperture, according to an image allegedly showing part of the mobile device's packaging, which also claims it to have a similar-sized display to its predecessor, last year's Galaxy S8.

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Kopi shows off suite of HomeKit-compatible smart home security devices

01/12/2018, 12:01 pm

Kopi has launched a range of smart home accessories and security devices compatible with HomeKit at CES, including a central security hub, contact sensors, a smoke and carbon monoxide detector, and a motion sensor with a built-in LED for illumination.

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Exploring the less-traveled iPhone and iPad gadgets at CES 2018

01/12/2018, 10:01 am

CES is known for being the venue for major tech industry announcements, but alongside the usual array of docks, accessories, and televisions at the Las Vegas trade show are more unusual devices that offer something a bit different. AppleInsider spent time with a few of the off-beat products on display.

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AppleInsider Podcast interviews Deirdre Leid from Pioneer, and talks CES

01/12/2018, 10:01 am

On this week's AppleInsider Podcast, Victor interviews Deirdre Leid of Pioneer about using Lightning for headphones and the advantages it brings, and catches up with Mike about the weird and wonderful things from CES 2018.

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Apple claims VoIP-Pal secretly lobbied judges, USPTO officials in patent case

01/11/2018, 09:01 pm

Apple is looking to reverse a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling upholding the validity of certain patents owned by VoIP-Pal, alleging the VoIP technologies firm secretly lobbied officials presiding over the case without Apple's knowledge.

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Microsoft, Signal add end-to-end encryption to Skype

01/11/2018, 06:01 pm

Skype users will soon be able to message without fear of prying eyes as secure communications firm Signal has partnered with Microsoft to add new encryption capabilities to the service.

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Intel CEO issues 'security-first pledge' following Meltdown, Spectre exploits

01/11/2018, 05:01 pm

In an open letter released on Thursday, Intel chief Brian Krzanich outlined the company's response to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities while reassuring customers that his company views security as "an ongoing priority."

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