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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Chicago Apple Store to host Q&A with fitness chief Jay Blahnik, hold 5K fun run

Chicago Apple Store to host Q&A with fitness chief Jay Blahnik, hold 5K fun run

On Wednesday, Apple's director of Fitness and Health Technologies Jay Blahnik, who played a role in realizing Apple Watch, will be at the North Michigan Avenue Apple Store in Chicago to take part in a special question and answer session, to be followed by a 5K fun run.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Apple's 'Beats 1: Replay' brings full show replays to Connect

Apple's 'Beats 1: Replay' brings full show replays to Connect

A recently activated Apple Music Connect feature called Beats 1: Replay allows fans to replay taped Internet broadcasts of their favorite shows, including those hosted by DJs Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga and Ebro Darden.

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Congressional Black Caucus asks Apple to release diversity report after meeting with Tim Cook

Congressional Black Caucus asks Apple to release diversity report after meeting with Tim Cook

California state representative Barbara Lee said Apple seems to be on the right track when it comes hiring black employees, but is nonetheless calling on it and other tech companies to release federal data regarding workplace diversity.

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Cellphone, data and landline services down for many in southeastern US [u]

Cellphone, data and landline services down for many in southeastern US [u]

An issue at a local provider appears to have impacted wireless and landline services in a handful of southeastern U.S. states on Tuesday, with customers reporting outages across all four major carriers.

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Apple Music streaming licenses allow for more Beats Radio stations, report says

Apple Music streaming licenses allow for more Beats Radio stations, report says

According to a report on Tuesday, Apple's content licensing deals allow for up to five live format streaming radio stations, meaning the company could launch four more Beats 1 Radio-style offerings without renegotiating with labels.

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Apple Music joins streaming services counted in influential Billboard charts

Apple Music joins streaming services counted in influential Billboard charts

Music magazine Billboard has quietly added Apple Music to the list of streaming services factored into its music charts, which are often treated as the main gauge of popular music in the United States.

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Apple Pay adds 46 new banks & credit unions in the US, passes 400 participating issuers

Apple Pay adds 46 new banks & credit unions in the US, passes 400 participating issuers

Apple on Tuesday added 46 more U.S. banks and credit unions to the list of Apple Pay card issuers, pushing the total to more than 425 financial institutions throughout the country.

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Taylor Swift says she was surprised by positive response to Apple Music letter

Taylor Swift says she was surprised by positive response to Apple Music letter

Pop musician Taylor Swift was surprised by the positive response to an open letter criticizing Apple Music royalties, including Apple's quick decision to reverse course, according to an interview published on Tuesday.

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RBC reiterates $150 target for Apple stock, expects huge 'iPhone 6s' launch

RBC reiterates $150 target for Apple stock, expects huge 'iPhone 6s' launch

Amid continued losses for Apple stock, investment firm RBC Capital Markets has remained steadfast with its $150 price target, once again on Tuesday advising investors to buy in ahead of the anticipated "iPhone 6s" product launch.

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Oxeye, Minecraft's Mojang to release new Cobalt multiplayer platformer for Mac in October

Oxeye, Minecraft's Mojang to release new Cobalt multiplayer platformer for Mac in October

Cobalt, a long-gestating multiplayer action platformer jointly developed by indie studio Oxeye and Minecraft creators Mojang, is set to drop on the Mac this October alongside the Xbox and PC.

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Apple releases fourth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Apple releases fourth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Apple on Tuesday provided public OS X beta testers with the fourth pre-release build of El Capitan, its forthcoming free Mac operating system update set to launch this fall.

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B&H's Back-To-School sale knocks $100 off iPad minis & 13" MacBook, $200 off 15" MacBook Pros

B&H's Back-To-School sale knocks $100 off iPad minis & 13

Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo is holding its Back to School Savings event this week, with $100 discounts on some current-generation iPads and 11- & 13-inch MacBooks, as well as $200 discounts on several current 15" MacBook Pro configurations.

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Apple denies rumor that it is looking to launch its own cellular service

Apple denies rumor that it is looking to launch its own cellular service

In a rare move, Apple on Tuesday responded to a questionable rumor, outright denying that it's planning to start its own mobile virtual operator network and become a wireless provider, much like MetroPCS or Boost Mobile.

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New iMac with 4K display hinted at once again in latest El Capitan beta

New iMac with 4K display hinted at once again in latest El Capitan beta

A new set of configuration files discovered in the latest beta of Apple's OS X El Capitan desktop operating system point to an unreleased Apple product —perhaps an iMac refresh waiting in the wings —with a new-to-Apple 4K resolution.

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iPhone 5c successor to use 14-16nm Samsung and TSMC chips, rumor says

iPhone 5c successor to use 14-16nm Samsung and TSMC chips, rumor says

Apple is reportedly working on one or more spiritual successors to the iPhone 5c that will use 14- to 16-nanometer FinFET chips manufactured by suppliers TSMC and Samsung.

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Apple stock falls below 200-day moving average, drags down Dow Jones Industrial Average

Apple stock falls below 200-day moving average, drags down Dow Jones Industrial Average

Since it was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average in March, Apple has been a weight on the index, accounting for 14 percent of its losses in the last four and a half months.

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Monday, August 03, 2015

Australia's Telstra offers free Apple Music subscription with new iPhone 6 plan

Australia's Telstra offers free Apple Music subscription with new iPhone 6 plan

Australian cellular operator Telstra on Monday announced a new incentive plan that gives iPhone 6 and 6 Plus customers a one-year Apple Music subscription for free when they sign up for post paid Go Mobile services.

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Active OS X 10.10 zero-day exploit installs malware without need for system passwords

Active OS X 10.10 zero-day exploit installs malware without need for system passwords

A week after researchers discovered a new privilege escalation zero-day vulnerability in Apple's latest version of OS X 10.10.4, an exploit has appeared allowing nefarious hackers to install adware and malware onto a target Mac without requiring system passwords.

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iPhone gains US platform share at expense of Android, Windows, BlackBerry

iPhone gains US platform share at expense of Android, Windows, BlackBerry

The iPhone grew as a platform in May to 43.5 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, encroaching on Android, which shrank slightly to 52.1 percent, according to comScore research data released on Monday.

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Apple issues sixth beta of OS X El Capitan to developers

Apple issues sixth beta of OS X El Capitan to developers

Apple on Monday released a sixth developer beta of OS X El Capitan, further refining the operating system as it rapidly approaches a fall release date.

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Apple pays $138 million for 43-acre building plot in San Jose tech corridor

Apple pays $138 million for 43-acre building plot in San Jose tech corridor

Apple's seemingly insatiable appetite for Silicon Valley office space has reportedly led the company to acquire an undeveloped 43-acre site in San Jose, a deal worth $138 million that could add as much as 2.8 million square feet of space to Apple's inventory.

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Macs vulnerable to same remote firmware exploits as Windows PCs, researchers find

Macs vulnerable to same remote firmware exploits as Windows PCs, researchers find

Macs can still be successfully attacked using some of the same firmware vulnerabilities affecting many Windows PCs, a new proof-of-concept worm is said to demonstrate.

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Apple dipped to 3rd in Chinese smartphone market in June, Canalys says

Apple dipped to 3rd in Chinese smartphone market in June, Canalys says

Despite the country being a key market continuing to see tremendous growth, Apple nevertheless lost ground in China to native phonemakers Xiaomi and Huawei during the June quarter, according to Canalys market research data teased on Monday.

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ExclusiveDeals: New $30-$200 coupons on all of Apple's early-2015 MacBook Pros, plus a free accessory

Deals: New $30-$200 coupons on all of Apple's early-2015 MacBook Pros, plus a free accessory

Back-to-school shoppers this week can use new $30, $100 and $200 coupons to save up to $130 off all of Apple's early-2015 MacBook Pros bundled with a free accessory (such as a Free LG super drive & Brenthaven MacBook Sleeve combo), or up to $300 off the same models bundled with AppleCare and a free Canon PIXMA MG6620 AirPrint-ready all-in-one printer (or your choice of other accessories).

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Rumor: Apple considering becoming a carrier, leasing network from existing wireless providers

Rumor: Apple considering becoming a carrier, leasing network from existing wireless providers

Apple is allegedly in talks with wireless providers in both the U.S. and Europe about launching its own cellular service, in the same way MetroPCS and Boost Mobile piggyback on established carrier networks.

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Supposed 'iPhone 6s' display assembly seen again in more leaked photos

Supposed 'iPhone 6s' display assembly seen again in more leaked photos

Apple's next-generation iPhone display assembly has seemingly once again been leaked via sources within the Asian supply chain, lending credence to previous leaks but still revealing little about the technical makeup of the so-called iPhone 6s.

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Long-awaited Dr. Dre album to launch on Aug. 7 as Apple Music & iTunes exclusive

Long-awaited Dr. Dre album to launch on Aug. 7 as Apple Music & iTunes exclusive

The next album by rapper and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre, Compton: A Soundtrack, will launch on Aug. 7 as an exclusive for Apple Music and iTunes.

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Audi, BMW, Daimler officially buy Nokia Here maps in deal valued at $3.07B

Audi, BMW, Daimler officially buy Nokia Here maps in deal valued at $3.07B

Nokia has confirmed it will sell its Here maps division to German carmakers Audi, BMW, and Daimler, in a deal valued at 2.8 billion euros, or $3.07 billion.

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Samsung cuts prices for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge by 100 euros after disappointing financial results

Samsung cuts prices for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge by 100 euros after disappointing financial results

Just four months after launching the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung has begun to drop the price of its flagship handsets in an apparent effort to jumpstart slumping sales and push its troubled mobile division further into the black.

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Apple's enhanced Siri will answer phone calls, transcribe voicemails in 2016 - report

Apple's enhanced Siri will answer phone calls, transcribe voicemails in 2016 - report

Apple is reportedly testing a service that will have its voice driven personal assistant, Siri, answer phone calls when a user is unavailable and then transcribe voicemails to text so that they can be quickly read.

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New iMac models with upgraded CPUs & displays to drive 1M unit sales in Q3, analyst says

New iMac models with upgraded CPUs & displays to drive 1M unit sales in Q3, analyst says

Apple is expected to grow iMac sales to one million units during the upcoming quarter on the back of new, more powerful models with enhanced display technology, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Sunday, August 02, 2015

FeatureThe best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard

The best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard

Before virtual reality headsets become mass-market products, iPhone owners can sample the futuristic technology in a cheap and easy way, thanks to Google Cardboard. AppleInsider offers a rundown of the best VR experiences available to download right now on the App Store.

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Saturday, August 01, 2015

Tech shuttle drivers approve Teamsters contract, Apple working with contractors to raise pay

Tech shuttle drivers approve Teamsters contract, Apple working with contractors to raise pay

After gaining representation by the Teamsters Union, a group of shuttle bus drivers serving Apple and other high technology companies in Silicon Valley on Saturday voted unanimously to adopt a three-year contract promising better pay and working conditions.

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Fully assembled 'iPhone 6s' display purportedly shown off in new photos

Fully assembled 'iPhone 6s' display purportedly shown off in new photos

A set of photos published to the Web on Saturday supposedly show an assembled next-generation iPhone display, potentially offering a first look at Apple's rumored Force Touch implementation.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple Watch at Best Buy, Apple Music numbers, Apple TV news & more

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Watch at Best Buy, Apple Music numbers, Apple TV news & more

The lazy days of summer were in full effect this week, but there were some brief glances of plans for the Apple Watch — as well as a long-rumored Apple TV refresh.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Apple Watch supplier misses 2M unit break-even point for Q2, FUD flinging ensues

Apple Watch supplier misses 2M unit break-even point for Q2, FUD flinging ensues

A report on Friday floated more doom and gloom sales estimates for Apple Watch, noting a key component supplier ASE failed to meet its "break-even volume" of two million units per month in the second quarter. It also doesn't plan to reach that level in the third or fourth quarters.

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IBM reportedly plans to purchase up to 200K MacBooks for employees

IBM reportedly plans to purchase up to 200K MacBooks for employees

It was learned in May that IBM plans to deploy some 50,000 MacBooks to employees by the end of 2015, but a newly leaked video suggests the company could see adoption numbers between 150,000 to 200,000 units.

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BMW concerned about sharing manufacturing expertise to develop Apple Car - report

BMW concerned about sharing manufacturing expertise to develop Apple Car - report

Apple and BMW have in fact held talks about a potential Apple Car, but the German automaker has been reluctant to reach an agreement, as it is afraid it could just become a supplier to the world's largest company.

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EditorialFlabbergastingly insecure: Google's Android is the new Flash

Flabbergastingly insecure: Google's Android is the new Flash

Several years ago, Steve Jobs called out Adobe Flash as a trainwreck of security and performance problems, garnering him contempt from industry players deeply invested in the software platform. Today, Google's Android platform is getting same brutal appraisal, but it's coming from Android's own fans.

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