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Samsung's chip & Galaxy S7 sales help push Q4 revenues over the top despite Note 7 disaster

01/24/2017, 09:01 am

In spite of the major financial hit it took after the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said it managed a 50 percent boost in operating profits during the December quarter, thanks to a combination of high chip sales and other phones filling in the gap.

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Apple patent details modular Apple Watch accessories disguised as bracelet links

01/24/2017, 03:01 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing a modular accessories system for Apple Watch that disguises electrical components like batteries, biometric sensors, solar cells and more as links in the wearable's metal band.

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Qualcomm to continue supplying Apple with chips despite $1B lawsuit, considering legal rebuttal

01/23/2017, 07:01 pm

Qualcomm is expected to continue supplying modems and other components to Apple despite facing a $1 billion lawsuit over patent royalties and a related U.S. Federal Trade Commission action involving the Cupertino tech giant, according to a report on Monday,

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Short-term Apple executive Yoky Matsuoka returns to Nest as CTO

01/23/2017, 05:01 pm

Yoky Matsuoka, a leading expert in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, is returning to Alphabet's Nest Labs after serving less than nine months on the job at Apple, where she was in charge of various health-related projects including aspects of Apple Watch.

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Ex-Apple director Lattner striving to make cars an 'appliance' at Tesla

01/23/2017, 04:01 pm

Now heading up Autopilot development at Tesla, former Apple director Chris Lattner says that he's hoping to "accelerate the path to cars being appliances that solve people's problems," rather than machines that require constant maintenance.

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FCC filing reveals Apple still working on Apple TV-shaped NFC, Bluetooth LE device

01/23/2017, 03:01 pm

A new listing on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's regulatory database reveals Apple is still working on an unannounced product equipped with near-field technology that first surfaced in September of 2016.

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Apple and Foxconn weighing $7 billion display plant in U.S., report says

01/22/2017, 09:01 pm

Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is considering the possibility of a $7 billion joint investment in an automated display production facility in the U.S., the latter company's chairman said on Sunday.

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Galaxy Note 7 investigation concludes, pair of issues will cost Samsung $5 billion

01/22/2017, 08:01 pm

Samsung has concluded its investigation involving the 2016 Galaxy Note 7 fires, and has determined that two different flaws resulted in the conflagrations in the failing devices, with one creeping in after a too-quick investigation.

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Head to head: Apple's Time Machine versus three local backup utilities for macOS

01/22/2017, 10:01 am

Backing up your data to prevent loss in the case of digital disaster couldn't be much easier, but there are choices to make, and things you should to to guarantee safety. AppleInsider looks at some of your options, and helps you choose.

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Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary visits Yokohama Apple R&D center, confirms March opening

01/21/2017, 04:01 pm

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has paid a visit to the Apple Yokohama City Tsunamshima artificial intelligence development site, now confirmed by the official to open in March.

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Qualcomm responds to Apple lawsuit, says iPhone maker behind 'regulatory attacks'

01/21/2017, 04:01 pm

Responding to some of the harsh claims in Apple's more than $1 billion lawsuit, chipmaker Qualcomm has issued a statement of its own saying the allegations are "baseless" and accusing Apple of provoking "regulatory attacks" in the U.S. and South Korea.

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This week on AI: Apple v. Qualcomm, OLED iPhone rumors, MacBook Pro updates and more

01/21/2017, 01:01 am

Perhaps the star rumor this week was that this year's OLED iPhone will actually have 5.8-inch wraparound screen, rather than the 5.1- to 5.2-inch size previously hinted. It was a busy news period overall though, including lawsuits with Qualcomm, major Logic and GarageBand updates, and teases of future MacBooks plus a second-generation Apple Pencil.

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Apple gross margin likely impacted by alleged $1B Qualcomm 'extortion,' but lawsuits might lead to better chip deals

01/20/2017, 08:01 pm

Ruminating on Apple's recently announced lawsuit against Qualcomm for allegedly withholding $1 billion in vendor rebates, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani believes the consequent hit to Apple gross margin could help the company in the long run.

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Apple accuses Qualcomm of extortion, monopolistic practices, price-gouging and more in lawsuit

01/20/2017, 08:01 pm

Apple earlier today filed a patent royalty lawsuit against Qualcomm, alleging the firm failed to pay owed rebates in retaliation for Apple's part in a Korean antitrust investigation. The claims goes further, however, accusing the chipmaker of partaking in unsavory business practices, from price-gouging to extortion.

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Apple 'wish list' for Indian manufacturing includes breaks on taxes & duties for imports

01/20/2017, 09:01 am

Ahead of a meeting on Jan. 25, Apple has sent out a list of concessions it wants from the Indian government before setting up local manufacturing -- though it won't necessarily push to get them all, according to a report.

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AppleInsider podcast talks about Apple and culture change, plus iPad rumors

01/20/2017, 08:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor, Dan, and Mikey talk about whether the corporate culture at Apple is changing to one that has more difficulty innovating. We also tackle the latest rumors about iPads and Apple Pencil.

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Simply Mac stores closing amid apparent corporate restructuring

01/19/2017, 10:01 pm

Well known Apple product purveyor Simply Mac is shuttering brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S., with conflicting reports claiming the move is either the result of corporate restructuring or a decision by Apple to end its nationwide sales agreement with the firm.

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Samsung to reveal cause of Galaxy Note 7 explosions on Sunday

01/19/2017, 07:01 pm

Samsung is looking to close the book on last year's Galaxy Note 7 debacle with a press conference on Sunday, at which the company intends to reveal results of multiple investigations into the smartphone explosions.

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How to pair Apple's AirPods with iPhone and Mac

01/19/2017, 06:01 pm

With AirPods now arriving in the hands of -- a few lucky -- customers, AppleInsider takes you through the initial pairing process, demonstrating the ease at which Apple's W1 chip facilitates connections with both iOS and Mac devices.

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Apple News gets extended formatting options for creators, refreshed tutorial

01/19/2017, 01:01 pm

In its ongoing effort to improve Apple News, the company has rolled out a series of changes which extends formatting options for publishers and adds a new ad size for the iPhone and iPod touch, in conjunction with a new tutorial to assist with the new features.

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