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Apple to build two new Chinese R&D centers, spend $507M on research

03/17/2017, 08:03 am

Apple on Friday announced plans to set up two new research centers in China, spending a minimum of 3.5 billion yuan -- $507 million -- on research institutions overall.

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Infamous patent troll Soverain Software targets Apple products and services in new lawsuit

03/16/2017, 11:03 pm

Soverain Software, a non-practicing entity that gained media attention for suing Newegg and other online retailers over "shopping cart" patents, on Thursday filed a complaint against Apple for alleged infringement of IP relating to internet-based services.

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Quick take video review: D-Link Omna HomeKit camera

03/16/2017, 09:03 pm

AppleInsider goes hands-on with D-Link's new Omna, the first internet connected security camera to feature integration with Apple's HomeKit platform and iOS 10 Home app.

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Netflix considers mobile specific versions of original content

03/16/2017, 07:03 pm

Netflix may make it even easier for its subscribers using iPhones to follow its original content in the future, an executive for the streaming service has revealed, advising that the firm is currently exploring the possibility of making mobile device-specific versions of its shows.

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Spotify may go with Apple Music-like album exclusives in new label deals

03/16/2017, 03:03 pm

Spotify is nearing new deals with major record labels that could result in some albums becoming exclusives to its paid tier, a report said on Thursday.

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Hulu says live TV service will launch with cloud DVR, real-time alerts

03/16/2017, 02:03 pm

Hulu this week updated the teaser page for its upcoming live TV service, revealing some of its planned features -- most notably cloud DVR support, which should be ready from the beginning.

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Apple-backed think tank calls for radical changes to Chinese economic policy

03/16/2017, 09:03 am

A Washington think tank -- with board members from Apple, Amazon, Google and other tech firms -- on Thursday called for an international coalition to pressure China into changing course on some of its economic policies.

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Apple inventions again point to work on health-tracking AirPods

03/16/2017, 05:03 am

A trio of Apple patent applications published on Thursday detail the inner workings of a wireless earbud system packed with sensors for taking biometric readings, suggesting the company is developing an advanced set of AirPods.

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Apple Park Flyover imagery, informational data shows up in latest Apple Maps update

03/15/2017, 11:03 pm

Apple in a recent update to its Apple Maps service added satellite and drone imagery, as well as related geolocation tags, covering Apple Park, the company's headquarters that is currently under construction in Cupertino, Calif.

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Apple's U.S. forestry programs generated more than 13,000 metric tons of wood in 2016, created jobs

03/15/2017, 09:03 pm

Two years after Apple partnered with The Conservation Fund to protect more than 36,000 acres of vulnerable forestland in Maine and North Carolina, the ambitious project is showing returns, with more than 13,000 metric tons of wood harvested between the two states last year.

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Apple's Brickell City Centre store in downtown Miami to open on March 25

03/15/2017, 12:03 pm

Apple's first store in downtown Miami -- Brickell City Centre -- will see a grand opening on Saturday, March 25, the company has announced.

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Samsung plays catch-up with Apple, promises monthly security updates for unlocked US phones

03/14/2017, 04:03 pm

Samsung will soon start providing monthly security updates to unlocked Galaxy smartphones in the U.S., according to the company, offering a level of maintenance more comparable to Apple.

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Apple Park HQ buttressed by Central & Wolfe 'AC3' campus in Sunnyvale, Calif.

03/14/2017, 02:03 pm

Alongside the soon-to-open Apple Park, the iPhone maker's lesser-known "AC3" Central & Wolfe campus is also nearing completion, boasting many of the same environmental efforts that the main campus will provide.

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Rare functional Apple-1 hits auction block in May with $320,000 estimated price

03/14/2017, 01:03 pm

A vintage Apple-1 computer is going on sale via auction in May, with the rare computer and an archive of documents, including the manual and notes of phone calls with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, estimated to sell for up to $320,000.

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Apple issues sixth betas of watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 to developers

03/14/2017, 01:03 pm

Accompanying the latest beta releases of iOS and macOS that arrived on Monday, Apple on Tuesday pushed out new builds of watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 for testing.

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Hacker, iOS researcher Jonathan Zdziarski hired by Apple's device security department

03/14/2017, 01:03 pm

Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski has attracted the attention of Apple, and has accepted a position within the iPhone manufacturer's Security Engineering and Architecture team.

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Apple & others back Google in opposing FBI warrant for overseas emails

03/14/2017, 11:03 am

Apple has reportedly joined Amazon, Cisco, and Microsoft in signing an amicus brief in support of Google, which a Pennsylvania court recently ordered to hand over emails from foreign servers in compliance with an FBI warrant.

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LG UltraFine 5K disconnect saga seemingly over, third parties used to retrofit RF shielding

03/14/2017, 09:03 am

Continued testing of the LG UltraFine 5K displays has discovered that while the new monitors are very slightly sensitive to high-powered RF emissions like from a very close cell tower or military radar like any monitor, the interference problems are rectified, with older monitors retrofitted by authorized third parties even less sensitive to the same emissions.

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Snap poaches Apple News media manager to work on Discover section

03/14/2017, 12:03 am

Snap, formerly known as Snapchat, recently hired Donna Ogier away from Apple to work on Discover, the money making app section dedicated to news and entertainment content.

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Apple snubs Nokia's Withings on new HomeKit accessories webpage

03/13/2017, 08:03 pm

Apple recently revamped its online list of HomeKit-compatible products to include status updates on upcoming products. While the catalog includes products from a number of manufacturers, it fails to mention a security camera from major brand Nokia's Withings subsidiary.

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