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New Sonnet Echo Express SE III supports three PCI-E cards on Thunderbolt 3 Macs

05/11/2017, 11:05 am

Sonnet has added to its line of PCI-E breakout boxes, and has launched the Echo Express SE III, enabling the use of three expansion cards with the 2016 Retina MacBook Pro.

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Ukranian dev MacPaw is new host of 40-piece Apple hardware museum formerly at Tekserve in NYC

05/11/2017, 10:05 am

App developer MacPaw has been revealed as the purchaser of all of the Tekserve Apple musuem collection, and has put it all on display at the company's office Ukraine.

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Apple invention details deep Siri integration with Messages

05/11/2017, 05:05 am

Apple in a patent application published Thursday details a method of integrating an intelligent virtual assistant -- Siri -- into a messaging environment, allowing users to participate in text-based exchanges with the AI, while opening up automation and helper tools to traditional Messages conversations with friends.

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Apple creates Giphy channel to advertise Apple Music content with GIFs

05/10/2017, 09:05 pm

In its latest attempt at social media marketing, Apple recently invited followers of its Apple Music Twitter account to view and share custom made GIFs of exclusive content like the upcoming Harry Styles documentary.

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Apple plans major expansions at Arizona and Nevada data centers

05/10/2017, 07:05 pm

Apple is looking to bolster its services backend with major expansions at existing data centers in Arizona and Nevada, including a $1 billion investment that doubles its commitment to a Reno Technology Park facility.

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Chinese premier visits Foxconn, suggests Apple assembler refocus on China rather than US

05/10/2017, 09:05 am

China Premier Li Keqiang visited a Foxconn production center, and reportedly told the Apple partner's CEO to set up its "whole industrial chain" in China, rather than expanding further into other countries like the U.S.

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Apple adds WeberHaus to list of builders offering HomeKit packages

05/09/2017, 11:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday officially added German pre-fabricated house builder WeberHaus to a running list of companies offering HomeKit packages, suggesting the firm will soon roll out compatible "SmartHomes" in Europe.

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Apple buys sleep tracking firm Beddit

05/09/2017, 06:05 pm

Beddit, known for its sleep tracking hardware and software, this week announced it has been purchased by Apple for an undisclosed sum.

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Apple begins inviting media to its June 5 WWDC 2017 keynote

05/09/2017, 02:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday began inviting members of the media to its keynote presentation on June 5 in San Jose, where the company will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference and unveil the next-generation versions of iOS and macOS.

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Apple's Tim Cook & Jeff Williams make Time 'Most Influential People in Tech' list

05/09/2017, 01:05 pm

Time Magazine on Tuesday posted its "20 Most Influential People in Tech" list for 2017, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and his COO, Jeff Williams.

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Some Apple Retail stores to have overnight redesign on May 16 - report

05/09/2017, 12:05 pm

Apple is reportedly doing an overnight refresh on some Apple Retail stores on the night of May 16, said to bring some of the design elements from Apple's new flagship stores to locations not suitable for massive changes.

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(Un)wired for Sound: Using Sonos speakers as a whole-home, Apple-connected audio system

05/08/2017, 09:05 pm

The promise of Sonos's Wi-Fi speakers is a truly connected home audio system, integrated with devices like iPhones and iPads, as well as online streaming services like Apple Music, Pandora, and Spotify. To test how well the platform works for Apple users, we outfitted an apartment with Sonos's three main speakers -- the Play:1, Play:3, and Play:5 -- as well as some of its home theater equipment, the Playbar and Sub.

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Amazon could unveil touch screen Echo device on Tuesday, report says

05/08/2017, 08:05 pm

Looking to stay ahead of competitors in the smart home appliance game, online retail giant Amazon is expected to announce a new touch-screen version of its popular voice-first Echo device as early as Tuesday, a report said.

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Apple may buy 30K square feet in downtown Reno to link up with upcoming data center

05/08/2017, 03:05 pm

Apple is looking to build a 30,000 square-foot building in downtown Reno, Nev. that would handle purchasing and receiving for a new data center located at the Reno Technology Park, news stations said over the weekend.

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Microsoft & Harman Kardon take aim at Apple, Amazon & Google with 'Invoke' smartspeaker

05/08/2017, 11:05 am

Microsoft and Harman Kardon on Monday officially revealed the Invoke, a device that will take on the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple's rumored Siri-based device in the smartspeaker market.

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Apple reveals plans for future Washington D.C. Carnegie Library store

05/08/2017, 11:05 am

Apple's plans to restore Washington D.C.'s Carnegie Library into a massive retail presence are moving forward, with the company presenting its plan to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission Monday evening.

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Apple confirms reduced App Store affiliate commission rates apply to in-app purchases

05/08/2017, 03:05 am

After sowing confusion by announcing, but seemingly not implementing, an iTunes Affiliate Program commission rate change in April, Apple on Sunday clarified that the updated terms only apply to in-app purchases.

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Apple Maps street-level imagery vans hitting Connecticut for first time

05/07/2017, 08:05 am

Apple has updated its street-level vehicle-mounted photography site, and in addition to efforts continuing all over the U.S. and overseas, vehicles associated with the project are now cruising streets in Connecticut.

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Sonos Playbar speaker does all-in-one TV & music for Apple device owners

05/06/2017, 02:05 am

Even with a few rough edges, the Sonos Playbar may be a handy way for Apple device owners to tackle all of their living room audio needs.

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This week on AI: Apple's Siri speaker exposed, iPhone sales down, $1B US manufacturing fund & more

05/06/2017, 01:05 am

Apple revealed its March-quarter financial results on Tuesday, which saw profits up, but iPhone sales down. Perhaps the most interesting news of the week however was more information about Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor, based on Siri.

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