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Apple Music rival Spotify hits 50 million paid subscribers

03/02/2017, 05:03 pm

Spotify on Thursday announced a milestone of 50 million paid Premium subscribers, keeping up a strong lead over its main rival in on-demand music streaming, Apple.

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Human error caused Amazon Web Services outage, Apple iCloud service issues

03/02/2017, 03:03 pm

Tuesday's major Amazon Web Services outage was caused through human error, the retailer has confirmed, with the downtime that impacted a number of online services, including Apple's, traced back to a single wrongly-entered command performed during debugging.

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to speak at April's Global Retailing Conference

03/02/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts will be one of the featured speakers at next month's Global Retailing Conference in Tucson, Ariz., according to the event's website.

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Apple fulfilling LG UltraFine 5K display orders quicker than expected, some arrive today

03/02/2017, 10:03 am

A multitude of reports claim that a LG UltraFine 5K order placed as recently as a week ago will be shipped much earlier than expected, with some people expecting the order as soon as this afternoon.

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Apple Time Capsule lives on with third-party antenna, 5TB hard drive update

03/02/2017, 09:03 am

Upgrade vendor Quickertek has upgraded stock Apple 802.11ac 2-terabyte Time Capsules with larger hard drives and a high-gain external antenna in a bid to keep the hardware relevant -- but the enhancements come at a price.

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Apple invents futuristic digital scroll-like device with retractable, roll-up display

03/02/2017, 05:03 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes a portable device with a flexible OLED screen capable of retracting into two hollow casings, suggesting the company is looking into alternative hardware formats for flagship products like iPhone and iPad.

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Apple among corporations supporting transgender student in Supreme Court case

03/02/2017, 01:03 am

Apple and 52 other major U.S. corporations have signed a legal brief in support of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student whose case involving public bathroom usage rights is being heard by the Supreme Court.

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Apple shareholders again reject proposal to diversify senior management

03/01/2017, 10:03 pm

For the second year in a row, Apple shareholders on Tuesday voted against a proposal that would force the company to actively recruit "people of color" to high-ranking management positions and its board of directors.

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Spotify app prompts hint at $20 lossless audio subscription

03/01/2017, 04:03 pm

Spotify is testing out the pricing for a new service providing lossless audio streams, with reports claiming a prompt for "Spotify Hi-Fi" offers the higher quality audio tracks and other benefits to subscribers, in exchange for a higher monthly fee.

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New Galaxy S8 leak shows high-quality render of Samsung's iPhone competitor

03/01/2017, 10:03 am

The latest leak of the Samsung Galaxy S8 offers what may be the clearest view yet of the phone, which will apparently beat Apple's "iPhone 8" to the punch in combining a curved edge-to-edge OLED display with no physical home button.

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Apple supplier Foxconn 'very serious' about bidding for Toshiba's memory business

03/01/2017, 09:03 am

The chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn declared Wednesday that he is "very serious" about bidding for Toshiba's memory chip business, which could potentially guarantee supplies for products like iPhones and consolidate Foxconn's position as a primary Apple manufacturer.

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Apple's corporate reputation in slow decline, market research suggests

02/28/2017, 07:02 pm

According to an annual study by the Reputation Institute on Tuesday, Apple is experiencing a slow but certain deterioration in perceived corporate reputation, with research showing a significant decline over the past year.

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YouTube TV to offer live TV from four major networks this spring for $35 per month

02/28/2017, 04:02 pm

Google on Tuesday announced YouTube TV, a live TV service launching this spring that will compete with other internet-only providers like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue.

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Microsoft will pay $1.2M to settle class-action suit over misprinted retail store receipts

02/28/2017, 04:02 pm

Microsoft has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit against its retail efforts, paying almost $1.2 million in compensation to customers and legal costs, over an accusation receipts provided by Microsoft Stores provided too much information about a customer's payment details.

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App Store, Apple Music, iCloud & other Apple services impacted by Amazon outage [u]

02/28/2017, 03:02 pm

A variety of Apple cloud services experienced outages and slowdowns on Tuesday in what appeared to be a major issue with Amazon Web Services, which hosts some of the biggest online companies in the U.S.

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Cook pledges support to pro users, talks Trump at Apple's annual shareholder meeting in Cupertino

02/28/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday held its annual shareholder meeting, where the company's board was re-elected, Ernst and Young was named its accounting firm, and a number of shareholder proposals were rejected. AppleInsider was there and offers notes of interest from the proceedings.

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Patent owner infographic shows contrast between Apple, Google inventor's cultures

02/28/2017, 11:02 am

A pair of visualizations comparing Apple's and Google's "innovation signatures" shows the difference in corporate cultures between the two giants, but doesn't tell the entire tale.

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Korean prosecutors charge Samsung head, other execs with bribery & embezzlement

02/28/2017, 09:02 am

South Korea prosecutors on Tuesday indicted the acting head of the Samsung Group -- Jay Y. Lee -- for bribery and embezzlement, leveling similar charges at four other executives as well in the influence scandal surrounding Korean President Park Geun-hye and her friend, Choi Soon-sil.

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How to: change the email address linked to your Apple ID account

02/27/2017, 09:02 pm

Apple ID is the gateway to Apple's online services -- App Store, iCloud, iTunes and more -- and is a crucial part of your digital identity. AppleInsider shows you how to change the email address that serves as your Apple ID login credential in a few easy steps.

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Nokia rebrands Withings, launches HealthKit competitor 'Patient Care Platform'

02/27/2017, 03:02 pm

Nokia is making a bigger push into the healthcare market, announcing at Mobile World Congress that the health and fitness accessory maker Withings will rebrand its products under the Nokia name, as well as revealing a "Patient Care Platform" that appears to directly compete against Apple's HealthKit.

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