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Apple website warns against counterfeit & third-party power accessories

12/13/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple has quietly updated its support website to warn people against using counterfeit batteries and power adapters, or even just some third-party options in general.

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Apple's Tim Cook takes 11th on list of 'Best-Value' CEOs

12/13/2016, 11:12 am

On Tuesday Apple's leader, Tim Cook, placed 11th in a Bloomberg ranking of CEOs considered to be the best value to their companies in terms of pay versus performance.

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Alphabet joins Apple in scaling back self-driving car plans, could launch ridehailing service by end of 2017 [u]

12/13/2016, 09:12 am

In a decision drawing parallels with Apple, Alphabet is reportedly ratcheting down its goals for self-driving cars, scrapping plans to build a vehicle without pedals or a steering wheel -- at least for the foreseeable future. [Updated with Alphabet's Waymo spinoff announcement]

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Apple AirPods now available to purchase, deliver Dec. 21

12/13/2016, 09:12 am

After a series of delays, Apple's long-awaited AirPods are now available to purchase from the company's online store, with the first deliveries scheduled to arrive just days before Christmas.

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Apple considering new 'flagship' store at Arizona's Scottsdale Fashion Square

12/12/2016, 02:12 pm

Apple is reportedly considering a new "flagship" store in the Arizona city of Scottsdale, near Phoenix, specifically in the region's popular Fashion Square mall.

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Verizon turns down Note 7 'kill' update as Apple rejects 'Samsung Pay Mini' at App Store

12/12/2016, 12:12 pm

Verizon won't be joining other U.S. carriers in pushing out a "kill" update for the fire-prone and now defunct Samsung Galaxy Note 7, according to an announcement. In the meantime, Apple has allegedly rejected a "Samsung Pay Mini" app at the iOS App Store, possibly deflecting competition for Apple Pay.

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Irish legislature invites Tim Cook, other Apple execs to hearing on $14.5B EU tax ruling

12/12/2016, 10:12 am

An Irish legislative committee is reportedly optimistic that Apple CEO Tim Cook will accept an invitation to attend a late January hearing, which will examine the European Commission's ruling that Ireland must collect $14.5 billion in back taxes from the iPhone maker.

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More reports suggest Apple's AirPods will see pre-Christmas release

12/12/2016, 09:12 am

According to some Apple Retail sources, Apple's AirPods may show up for sale in the next couple of days, but nearly immediately go on back-order, because of limited product availability.

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Swift 3.1 coming in spring 2017, focus quickly switching to Swift 4

12/12/2016, 08:12 am

Apple's Swift team is aiming to have version 3.1 of the programming language ready next spring, after which it will fully turn its attention to Swift 4, according to a recent blog post.

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Apple activates iCloud.com Calendar spam reporting feature

12/12/2016, 12:12 am

Apple on Sunday instituted a new junk content reporting feature on its iCloud.com web portal, the first step in what appears to be an activation of countermeasures against iCloud Calendar spam invites users began to receive in volume last month.

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Apple's Tim Cook among tech executives meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday - report

12/11/2016, 08:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be among several high-profile tech executives attending a summit with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, taking place at Trump Tower in New York City, according to a report.

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This week on AI: Apple's Supreme Court loss, AirPods delay exposed, in-theaters iTunes rentals & more

12/10/2016, 06:12 am

The big news of the week, of course, was Apple's defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court, but some other highlights included the reason AirPods have yet to ship, and rumors that people may soon be able to rent movies on iTunes while they're still in theaters.

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Apple having trouble syncing audio between wireless AirPods - report

12/09/2016, 12:12 pm

Continued delays for Apple's completely wireless AirPods headphones are reportedly related to troubles in syncing audio between the two separate earpieces, according to a new report.

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Samsung to permanently disable any remaining US Galaxy Note 7 models

12/09/2016, 11:12 am

Samsung is reportedly adopting even harsher methods to prevent people from using the few remaining Galaxy Note 7s in the wild, planning an imminent U.S. software update that will render them useless.

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Apple falls to 36th place on Glassdoor's annual Best Places to Work chart

12/09/2016, 10:12 am

Despite being one of the most valuable corporations in the world, Apple has slipped to 36th place in Glassdoor's annual "Best Places to Work" rankings for large-scale businesses, as determined by employee ratings.

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AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with 13" MacBook Pro & Powerbeats3, talks 'iPhone 7s' rumors

12/09/2016, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil discuss Apple's continued work in artificial intelligence and cars, the rumored "iPhone 7s," and Neil's reviews of Powerbeats3 headphones and the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

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Apple analyst Gene Munster to leave Piper Jaffray, launch VC firm

12/08/2016, 10:12 pm

Gene Munster, one of the most well known Apple analysts in the world, is leaving investment giant Piper Jaffray to start a venture capital firm specializing in AR/VR solutions, artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies.

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FTC to distribute $88M in refunds to customers impacted by AT&T cramming

12/08/2016, 09:12 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced plans to mete out some $88 million to more than 2.7 million current and former AT&T customers who were affected by "mobile cramming," a scheme that added unwanted third-party service charges to their monthly phone bills.

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Apple gives employees a closer look at finishing touches on 'spaceship' Campus 2

12/08/2016, 02:12 pm

With contractors working to finish Apple's new Campus 2 headquarters in time for an early 2017 grand opening, the company has given employees a peek inside the efforts with a series of new photos.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook delivering MIT commencement speech in June

12/08/2016, 01:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook has agreed to deliver the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 2017 commencement address to graduates of the class of 2017 on Friday, June 9.

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