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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on iPhone patents, jury finds

Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on iPhone patents, jury finds

Jurors in the latest courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung have delivered their verdict siding with Apple, deciding Samsung needs to pay Apple $533 million for infringing utility and design patents relating to the iPhone with its own devices.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Apple CarPlay added to 2019 Subaru WRX line

Apple CarPlay added to 2019 Subaru WRX line

Subaru's WRX sport compact, famous for its use in racing, will get Apple CarPlay support for the first time in the 2019 model year.

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Essential Phone maker cancels next smartphone, may put company up for sale

Essential Phone maker cancels next smartphone, may put company up for sale

Essential, the electronics maker co-founded by Android originator Andy Rubin, is reportedly canceling the development of a follow-up to the Essential Phone and considering selling itself.

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EditorialEditorial: More companies need to temper their Artificial Intelligence with authentic ethics

Editorial: More companies need to temper their Artificial Intelligence with authentic ethics

When Apple outlined that its new HomePod didn't initiate phone calls on its own, nobody jumped to the conclusion that this was because having a device in your home that anyone's voice could use to place a telephone call from your personal mobile number might be a bad idea. Instead, the company was generally lambasted for "again" failing to match one of the many features of Amazon's Alexa Echo always-listening appliances.

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FeatureAppleInsider Podcast discusses Foxconn in Wisconsin, Apple's self-driving news

AppleInsider Podcast discusses Foxconn in Wisconsin, Apple's self-driving news

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss Foxconn's IPO of an IoT group, Apple's self-driving vehicle news, and Mike educates the world on the relative lack of danger from Wi-Fi. Also special to this weeks' podcast, Victor interviews Sonny Vu, former CEO of Misfit, the wearables and IoT company about what he's working on next.

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Beats 'Decade Collection' headphones revealed online ahead of release

Beats 'Decade Collection' headphones revealed online ahead of release

Apple's planned celebration of Beats By Dre's 10th anniversary — a line of special "Decade Collection" hardware — hit the web late this week prior to an official announcement, with major retail chains advertising the limited edition ahead of a scheduled launch in June.

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Killer Deals: $779 MacBook Air; 13" MacBook Pro for $1,099; 15" MacBook Pro for $1,999; 27" Apple iMac 5K for $1,549, Mac mini for $399

Killer Deals: $779 MacBook Air; 13

New offers! Apple authorized resellers have slashed prices on popular Apple computers. From 2017 MacBook Airs for $779 to 13" MacBook Pros for $1,099 (and 15" models for $1,999), these are the most aggressive deals available on current models from an Apple authorized reseller. Closeout discounts of up to $1,300 off are also going on now — all with no tax collected in most states.

Apple rejects Steam Link app from App Store, cites breach of guidelines

Apple rejects Steam Link app from App Store, cites breach of guidelines

Gamers looking forward to playing their library of Steam games on an iPhone or iPad via the hotly anticipated Steam Link app will have to wait a bit longer, as Apple rejected the title from distribution through the App Store earlier in May.

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Apple promotes free month of upgraded iCloud storage to non-paying users

Apple promotes free month of upgraded iCloud storage to non-paying users

In a move designed to drive iCloud storage subscription upgrades, Apple is now promoting free month-long trials of 50GB, 200GB and 2TB plans to customers currently on the gratis 5GB tier.

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Lowest prices around: 13" MacBook Pro w/ 256GB SSD for $1,269; 13" Touch Bar for $1,595; up to $117 off Sonos speakers

Lowest prices around: 13

Pre-Memorial Day weekend deals are going on now with the popular 256GB 13" MacBook Pro returning for $1,269 for a limited time only. Apple's 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is also $205 off with our exclusive coupon code, plus no tax collected in any state (even NY and NJ). Sonos smart speakers, soundbars and subwoofers are up to $117 off as well.

Apple Maps mislabeling locations in rural Canada

Apple Maps mislabeling locations in rural Canada

While similar problems have been resolved in other parts of the world, Apple Maps is continuing to use mislabeled places in much of rural Canada, according to user complaints and a check by AppleInsider.

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Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro inventory dwindles ahead of possible update at WWDC

Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro inventory dwindles ahead of possible update at WWDC

A number of MacBook and MacBook Pro models are showing up in Apple's online store as sold out but available for delivery after June 4, suggesting that a refresh of some lines could be announced during June's WWDC event.

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Amazon Echo recorded household audio, sent it to random contact [u]

Amazon Echo recorded household audio, sent it to random contact [u]

An Oregon family's Amazon Echo recorded household audio and sent it to an employee of the family's husband, something Amazon blamed on a rare bug that it intends to fix. [Updated with additional Amazon explanation]

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Speaker manufacturer Leon shows its work for Apple Park's 367 'huddle rooms'

Speaker manufacturer Leon shows its work for Apple Park's 367 'huddle rooms'

Leon Speakers, in a new promotional video, shows how it installed the custom audio in common and meeting spaces in Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino.

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Apple taken to task for actions of Chinese suppliers in 'Complicit' documentary [u]

Apple taken to task for actions of Chinese suppliers in 'Complicit' documentary [u]

'Complicit,' which showed at film festivals around the world the last two years and just aired on Australian television, says Chinese electronics firms use harmful chemicals that poison workers and Apple should be held completely responsible for it.

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Apple knew in advance about iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus 'Bendgate' says court filing

Apple knew in advance about iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus 'Bendgate' says court filing

A review of documents presented in court show that Apple was aware that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were more prone to bending than the smaller iPhone 5s.

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Vevo giving up on iPhone, iPad apps to focus on YouTube

Vevo giving up on iPhone, iPad apps to focus on YouTube

Vevo, the record label-owned distributor of music videos and related content, will be shutting down its apps for iOS and other operating systems, as well as its consumer-facing website.

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Wireless Apple CarPlay support included in new Pioneer dash receivers

Wireless Apple CarPlay support included in new Pioneer dash receivers

Pioneer has launched two new CarPlay-compatible receiver units, both of them including a rare feature in the CarPlay world: wireless compatibility.

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VideoVideo: What to expect at WWDC 2018

Video: What to expect at WWDC 2018

WWDC 2018 is just around the corner, and we're extremely excited to see what Apple's got up its sleeve. The annual conference is focused on software technologies, but sometimes Apple sneaks in a few hardware releases and announcements.

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Morgan Stanley bullish on Apple services, ups AAPL price target to $214

Morgan Stanley bullish on Apple services, ups AAPL price target to $214

Apple's Services business is vastly undervalued by the market, and not considered part of the larger whole by investors according to investment bank Morgan Stanley.

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Custom diamond-encrusted $10,500 iPhone X available from European luxury vendor

Custom diamond-encrusted $10,500 iPhone X available from European luxury vendor

Luxury accessory maker Hadoro is now selling customized versions of the iPhone X in which the original glass back has been completely replaced with expensive designs and materials.

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ExclusiveCoupon Deals: Save up to $450 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

Coupon Deals: Save up to $450 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $450 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing OAC.

Foxconn smartgear unit IPO seeks to break financial addiction to Apple's iPhone

Foxconn smartgear unit IPO seeks to break financial addiction to Apple's iPhone

Foxconn is aiming at a $4.3 billion initial public offering for Foxconn Industrial Internet, a manufacturing arm specializing in things like servers and IoT accessories.

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Apple's Siri could decline phone calls with context-sensitive text responses in the future

Apple's Siri could decline phone calls with context-sensitive text responses in the future

Declining a call on an iPhone could be a more pleasant experience in the future for both parties, with Apple looking into ways for Siri to help provide the caller with a reason for why the call was rejected in a text message.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Apple's self-driving shuttle project to use Volkswagen vans after fruitless negotiations with BMW, others [u]

Apple's self-driving shuttle project to use Volkswagen vans after fruitless negotiations with BMW, others [u]

After rebuffed attempts to partner with major carmakers over an ambitious electric vehicle project, Apple has reportedly inked a deal with Volkswagen to convert a number of T6 Transporter vans into self-driving shuttles for company employees.

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VideoiPhone X's Face ID reviewed, six months later

iPhone X's Face ID reviewed, six months later

A major shift in biometric security that enabled Apple to add an edge-to-edge display to the iPhone X, the introduction of Face ID as a replacement for Touch ID was a fundamental change in how users interact with their devices. Six months down the line, Face ID continues to prove the security switch was worth doing.

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China's Smartisan says Apple has 'lost its soul' in pitch for new smartphone

China's Smartisan says Apple has 'lost its soul' in pitch for new smartphone

Known for treating product launches as variety shows, even selling tickets to such events, Chinese device maker Smartisan cast doubt on Apple's prospects in recently announcing its new R1 smartphone in front of a crowd of about 37,000 people.

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Google takes top spot in global smart speaker market, HomePod nowhere to be found

Google takes top spot in global smart speaker market, HomePod nowhere to be found

In a smart speaker marketshare leaderboard not yet cracked by Apple's HomePod, Google has overtaken Amazon according to new research data.

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Comcast plans 'superior' cash offer to beat out Disney for 21st Century Fox

Comcast plans 'superior' cash offer to beat out Disney for 21st Century Fox

Comcast on Wednesday confirmed rumors that it intends to outbid Disney for 21st Century Fox and some of its subsidiaries, in a deal that could radically shake up the streaming media landscape — if it's approved.

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Uber drops self-driving operation in Arizona, following fatality

Uber drops self-driving operation in Arizona, following fatality

Two months after an autonomous car struck and killed a woman in Arizona, Uber is shuttering its self-driving car program in the state.

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Lawsuit over Apple's Powerbeats3 battery, sweat resistance given partial go-ahead

Lawsuit over Apple's Powerbeats3 battery, sweat resistance given partial go-ahead

A U.S. judge has given the greenlight to a lawsuit against Apple over its Powerbeats2 and 3 headphones, but only if some amendments to the complaint are made.

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Giveaway: Enter to win 1 of 12 RAVPower wireless chargers for your iPhone X or 8

Giveaway: Enter to win 1 of 12 RAVPower wireless chargers for your iPhone X or 8

AppleInsider is partnering with RAVPower this week to give away a variety of wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X. Twelve chargers are up for grabs — find out how to enter today.

Apple Watch leads wearable device market with estimated 3.8M unit shipments in first quarter

Apple Watch leads wearable device market with estimated 3.8M unit shipments in first quarter

The Apple Watch is continuing to dominate the wearable device market, analytics firm Canalys claims, marginally beating Xiaomi in terms of wearable band shipments in the first quarter of 2018 at a time when shipments in the market grew by 35 percent compared to the same period last year.

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Apple offering $50 credit for iPhone batteries replaced before discounted repair program

Apple offering $50 credit for iPhone batteries replaced before discounted repair program

Apple is offering a $50 credit to customers who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement for iPhone 6 or later devices.

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iPhone 7 Plus tops smartphone consumer satisfaction survey

iPhone 7 Plus tops smartphone consumer satisfaction survey

Apple's iPhone 7 Plus from 2016 tops the ASCI Telecommunications user survey, with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus coming in fourth and fifth.

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ExclusiveInside Consumer Reports: Controversies surrounding the MacBook Pro and HomePod

Inside Consumer Reports: Controversies surrounding the MacBook Pro and HomePod

Enthusiasts have questioned Consumer Reports' assessments of Apple's products for many years. After looking at the test facilities, AppleInsider talked to Consumer Reports leaders about the various controversies of the past.

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TipsHow to request your personal data using Apple's Data & Privacy portal

How to request your personal data using Apple's Data & Privacy portal

Apple has just launched its Data and Privacy portal, enabling users to download a copy of their personal data held on Apple's servers. AppleInsider walks you through the process of requesting the data archive through the new online tool.

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Foxconn's Wisconsin plant could make Apple iPhone and Mac displays after all

Foxconn's Wisconsin plant could make Apple iPhone and Mac displays after all

Originally intended to churn out larger displays for products like TVs, Foxconn's upcoming $10 billion Wisconsin factory may actually turn to making small- to medium-sized panels for the likes of Apple and automakers in a bid to cut costs, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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Apple's Federighi promises APFS boot support for Mac Fusion Drives 'very soon'

Apple's Federighi promises APFS boot support for Mac Fusion Drives 'very soon'

Apple will have news on APFS for the Fusion Drives in Macs "very soon," according to the company's software engineering head, Craig Federighi.

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