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Apple acquires wireless charging specialist PowerbyProxi

10/24/2017, 07:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday local time announced the purchase of PowerbyProxi, a small New Zealand-based firm specializing in wireless charging technologies based on the Qi wireless standard.

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Apple's Angela Ahrendts calls rumors of being Cook's successor 'fake news'

10/24/2017, 09:10 am

In denying rumors that she's lined up to replace Tim Cook whenever he exits as CEO, Apple's senior VP of retail -- Angela Ahrendts -- borrowed a phrase from U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Third man charged in celebrity iCloud, Gmail hacking investigation

10/23/2017, 09:10 pm

An Illinois man was on Monday charged with a felony computer hacking offense for his role in a phishing scheme that targeted more than 550 Apple iCloud and Google Gmail accounts, some of which belonged to prominent Hollywood celebrities.

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Documents show Clinton administration chummy with Steve Jobs, but dismissed cabinet member suggestions

10/23/2017, 03:10 pm

While Steve Jobs had friendly ties with President Bill Clinton and the then-First Lady Hillary Clinton -- and hosted Jobs on several occasions -- the White House did reject two of Jobs's suggestions for cabinet members.

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New York City subway will replace MetroCard with Apple Pay tap-to-pay starting in 2018

10/23/2017, 02:10 pm

The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday approved a new $573 million contract that will see subway turnstiles support contactless payment services, including Apple Pay on iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Google investigating reports of screen burn-in on Pixel 2 XL

10/23/2017, 10:10 am

Google is "actively investigating" accounts of OLED screen burn-in on its new top-end iPhone rival, the Pixel 2 XL, according to a spokerperson.

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This week on AI: Fears for iPhone 8 & X numbers, cheaper 2018 iPhones, KRACK fix & more

10/21/2017, 12:10 am

Much of this week's news revolved around the iPhone 8 and X -- in particular, fears that the 8 isn't selling as well as hoped, and that production won't meet demand for the X. Some potentially good news, though, was a rumor that next year's iPhones will be somewhat cheaper.

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Apple Watch GPS functionality target of latest Uniloc patent lawsuit

10/20/2017, 10:10 pm

After a brief hiatus, patent troll Uniloc is back and looking to milk Apple for claimed damages and fees related to allegedly infringed patents, this time involving Apple Watch GPS functionality.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook touts new Chicago flagship store as a place where people can connect

10/20/2017, 08:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Chicago on Friday to mingle with customers at the grand opening of the company's new Michigan Avenue flagship store, an event hyped earlier this week.

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How to transfer DVD and Blu-ray movies to iTunes using Vudu and Movies Anywhere

10/20/2017, 08:10 pm

Wish you could easily convert your DVD or Blu-ray collection to iTunes-compatible digital copies without ripping or DRM hassles? Now you can with Vudu's Disc to Digital program and the new Movies Anywhere service. AppleInsider shows you how it's done.

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Project Loon balloons bring LTE service to Puerto Rico with help from Apple

10/20/2017, 07:10 pm

Google parent company Alphabet on Friday said it is collaborating with AT&T, Apple and various government agencies to deliver limited wireless internet access to Puerto Rico via the company's Project Loon balloons.

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Apple Music and other paid streaming services getting more weight on Billboard charts

10/20/2017, 02:10 pm

Music magazine Billboard is changing the way it handles streams from Apple Music and other streaming services in its charts, with the publication advising it will be giving greater emphasis to paid subscription streams in its Billboard Hot 100 and other charts in 2018.

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Delta allegedly switching flight crew hardware from Surface to iPad in early 2018

10/20/2017, 01:10 pm

Airline Delta is allegedly in the process of switching its staff from Windows-based devices to iOS, with flight attendants set to replace Nokia handsets with the iPhone 7 Plus in early 2018, while pilots will apparently see their Microsoft Surface tablets exchanged for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

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Apple exec Craig Federighi says no October event this year

10/20/2017, 11:10 am

With just 11 days left in the month, Apple will not be holding an October press event this year, the company's head of software engineering reportedly said in an email.

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Google follows Apple App Store's lead in reducing revenue take for subscriptions

10/20/2017, 10:10 am

Google is improving the revenue split for Android developers selling subscriptions through Google Play, mirroring Apple's own policies for iPhone and iPad developers at the App Store.

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Samsung plans London showroom matching size of Apple Regent Street

10/20/2017, 09:10 am

Samsung is preparing to launch a new showroom space in London a year from now in a bid to raise its prestige as a brand, a report said on Friday.

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Romeo Saber USB-C battery pack capable of providing 87W charging power to 15-inch MacBook Pro

10/20/2017, 09:10 am

Romeo Power has launched what could be an extremely useful portable battery for mobile professionals, with the high-capacity Saber power bank offering the ability to charge a MacBook Pro as well as smartphones and other smaller electronic devices.

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Senators demand Tim Cook explain VPN app removal in China, suggest Apple enables censorship

10/20/2017, 01:10 am

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) penned a joint letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook this week asking for clarification on the company's decision to remove certain virtual private network (VPN) apps from China's App Store, saying the move potentially enables the country's censorship and internet surveillance policies.

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Apple sued over 'Animoji' trademark, allegedly tried to buy IP rights prior to iPhone X debut

10/19/2017, 11:10 pm

A Japanese company on Wednesday filed suit against Apple for allegedly infringing on a U.S. trademark covering "Animoji," which the Cupertino tech giant is using to market a new facial recognition feature introduced with iPhone X.

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Sprint and T-Mobile merger announcement likely postponed to November, report says

10/19/2017, 10:10 pm

Though a long-rumored merger between Sprint and T-Mobile was expected for October, a new report claims the U.S. cellular carriers may push back the announcement until after they reveal respective quarterly earnings.

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