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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dropbox confirms exposure of 68M account credentials, says no evidence of improper access

Dropbox confirms exposure of 68M account credentials, says no evidence of improper access

Dropbox has confirmed reports claiming a data breach in 2012 disclosed the credentials of more than 68 million accounts, but notes an internal investigation uncovered no indication of improper account access.

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Tim Cook sells off another $29M in Apple stock

Tim Cook sells off another $29M in Apple stock

One week after receiving a windfall of restricted stock units — and cashing in a chunk for a $35.8 million payday — Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday sold another batch of his sizable stock cache worth nearly $29 million.

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Mossberg: Steve Jobs continued work on Apple television set after resignation

Mossberg: Steve Jobs continued work on Apple television set after resignation

Laying years of rumors to rest, veteran technology journalist Walt Mossberg this week confirmed knowledge of Apple's work on a full-fledged television set, saying Steve Jobs phoned him to discuss the project shortly before his death in 2011.

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Samsung announces Gear S3 iOS-compatible smartwatches, one with LTE

Samsung announces Gear S3 iOS-compatible smartwatches, one with LTE

On Wednesday, Samsung updated its Tizen-based smartwatch offerings with the LTE-connected Gear S3 Frontier and wi-fi Gear S3 Classic, promisimg iOS compatibility for both at some point.

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CBS All Access follows in Hulu's footsteps with more expensive 'ad-free' option

CBS All Access follows in Hulu's footsteps with more expensive 'ad-free' option

CBS on Wednesday announced a new tier for its All Access streaming service, allowing people to watch TV shows without commercial interruptions — in most cases.

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Alleged 'iPhone 7' packaging reaffirms 32GB model, Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter in the box

Alleged 'iPhone 7' packaging reaffirms 32GB model, Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter in the box

With just a week to go before Apple's Sept. 7 event, yet another packaging insert claimed to be for the "iPhone 7" reveals a return to the 32-gigabyte capacity, and also reaffirms that a Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter will be included in the box.

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Samsung stops shipments of 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7 phones

Samsung stops shipments of 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7 phones

After multiple reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery exploding during charging, the company has delayed rollout of the new "phablet" in undisclosed markets for additional quality control testing.

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Sell your iPhone trade-in to BuyBackWorld ahead of Apple's iPhone 7 and grab a 10% cash bonus [u]

Sell your iPhone trade-in to BuyBackWorld ahead of Apple's iPhone 7 and grab a 10% cash bonus [u]

In anticipation of Apple's iPhone 7 announcement on Sept. 7, BuyBackWorld this week is offering an extended price lock and the industry's most aggressive cash payouts on iPad (up to $594) and iPhone trade-ins (up to $379) when you use an exclusive 10% bonus coupon. [Updated pricing 8/30/16]

EU-imposed Apple Irish tax bill could exceed $21.2B if appeal process fails

EU-imposed Apple Irish tax bill could exceed $21.2B if appeal process fails

A long appeal process over Apple's Ireland tax bill might have unintended consequences, with a governmental official who has opposed the ruling making claims that the tally will be closer to 19 billion euro ($21.2 billion) when the process concludes.

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Apple opens job positions for Turi 'machine learning division'

Apple opens job positions for Turi 'machine learning division'

Not long after confirming its takeover of artificial intelligence and machine learning firm Turi, Apple is already beginning to make related hirings, referring to the company as its "new machine learning division" in official listings.

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BMW adds Apple's CarPlay as $300 upgrade for most models

BMW adds Apple's CarPlay as $300 upgrade for most models

People able to afford a BMW can now get Apple CarPlay on virtually any new model as a $300 upgrade option, according to the automaker's website.

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Trade-in time: Gazelle offering 45-day grace period, up to $360 for used iPhones ahead of iPhone 7

Trade-in time: Gazelle offering 45-day grace period, up to $360 for used iPhones ahead of iPhone 7

In anticipation of Apple's iPhone 7 launch on Sept. 7th, Gazelle this week is offering up to $360 in cash for used iPhone trade-ins with an extended 45-day price lock that lets you hang on to those devices until Oct. 14th.

DxO One iPhone camera gets new Wi-Fi modes, lens & outdoor accessories

DxO One iPhone camera gets new Wi-Fi modes, lens & outdoor accessories

DxO on Wednesday announced new remote control and "Mobile Smart Lighting" features for its iPhone-connected DxO One camera, along with several accessories, such as a waterproof shell and a lens adapter.

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Latest rumor pegs secure iris scanner for Apple's 2017 iPhone

Latest rumor pegs secure iris scanner for Apple's 2017 iPhone

Rather than waiting until 2018, Apple could introduce eye-scanning technology to securely identify users next year, if a new supply chain rumor is to be believed.

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Deals: Grab the lowest prices on iMacs and MacBooks with AppleCare (up to $430 off) with exclusive coupons

Deals: Grab the lowest prices on iMacs and MacBooks with AppleCare (up to $430 off) with exclusive coupons

AI readers can use exclusive coupons this week to score the lowest prices anywhere on 27-inch iMac 5Ks, 15-inch MacBook Pros and remaining 2015 12-inch MacBooks bundled with AppleCare. Save up to $430 instantly with free shipping and no tax in most states.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Irish lawmakers gearing up for $14.5B Apple tax bill appeal amidst industry concern

Irish lawmakers gearing up for $14.5B Apple tax bill appeal amidst industry concern

While a prominent Irish businessman is decrying the $14.5 billion tax edict applied by the European Commission with strong language, members from Ireland's government have started the appeal discussion — but the process may take more time than expected to garner sufficient support from a wide body of lawmakers.

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Mirle readying equipment for curved glass chassis on 2017 iPhones - report

Mirle readying equipment for curved glass chassis on 2017 iPhones - report

Taiwanese firm Mirle Automation has developed forming machinery for curved glass chassis that should put it in the supply chain for Apple's 2017 iPhones, a report said on Wednesday.

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Purported 'iPhone 7 Plus' packaging shows Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter in box, 256GB storage

Purported 'iPhone 7 Plus' packaging shows Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter in box, 256GB storage

An insert claimed to be for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7 Plus" would —if legitimate — not only confirm the product's name, but also reveal that it will come with a Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter in the box.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Judge tosses key claims in Monster lawsuit against Beats

Judge tosses key claims in Monster lawsuit against Beats

A California superior court judge on Monday threw out key claims in a lawsuit alleging Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre swindled audio company Monster out of its investment in the Beats by Dre headphone brand just prior to Apple's acquisition in 2014.

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Early demo of Siri third-party app integration finds feature useful, vital to system's evolution

Early demo of Siri third-party app integration finds feature useful, vital to system's evolution

Ahead of an expected iOS 10 launch in September, The Wall Street Journal was able to test out Siri's ability to integrate with third-party apps, finding the feature a useful and perhaps necessary next step in the virtual assistant's evolution.

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Apple's iPad an effective sedative for children about to undergo surgery, study finds

Apple's iPad an effective sedative for children about to undergo surgery, study finds

A research study presented Tuesday claims that iPads are just as effective as medicinal sedatives for reducing pre-surgical anxiety from nervousness about the procedure compounded by parental separation on children between ages 4 and 10.

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Dropbox hack released details of more than 68M accounts, report says

Dropbox hack released details of more than 68M accounts, report says

Dropbox recently notified users of a potential forced password reset after its security team discovered a batch of account credentials believed to have been obtained from a known 2012 data breach. While the initial announcement failed to specify the exact number of impacted users, a report on Tuesday puts the number at well over 68 million.

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Deals: $150-$290 off 15" MacBook Pros; 12" MacBook for $964; 13" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for $1,200

Deals: $150-$290 off 15

Shoppers this week can snap up a 15" MacBook Pro at up to $290 off or take advantage of $335 off a 2015 12" MacBook in Space Gray with exclusive coupon savings. Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage space is also $300 off on eBay while supplies last.

Corning touts Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearables as alternative to 'luxury' cover materials

Corning touts Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearables as alternative to 'luxury' cover materials

Glass maker Corning on Tuesday announced commercial availability of Gorilla Glass SR+, a composite cover material designed specifically to take on the stresses endured by wearable devices like Apple Watch.

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Apple debuts new 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

Apple debuts new 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

Answering the call of power users — and avid iPhone photographers — Apple on Tuesday expanded its iCloud storage options to include a 2-terabyte tier priced at $19.99 per month.

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Google to bring Waze ridesharing San Francisco-wide, may set stage for driverless service

Google to bring Waze ridesharing San Francisco-wide, may set stage for driverless service

Google is reportedly taking its first real steps into ridesharing via its Waze navigation app, entering into competition with Uber and Lyft, and potentially setting up a tougher market if and when Apple launches its self-driving car.

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BitTorrent app Transmission once again source of macOS malware

BitTorrent app Transmission once again source of macOS malware

Once again, BitTorrent client Transmission has distributed malware to some users through an altered installer, with downloaders of the software on Aug. 28 and 29 probably infected by the "Keydnap" package.

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Mophie launches new Powerstation battery packs, including wireless & USB-C options

Mophie launches new Powerstation battery packs, including wireless & USB-C options

Accessory maker Mophie on Tuesday revealed several Powerstation battery packs compatible with iOS devices, including models supporting wireless and USB-C charging.

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Jessica Alba joins slew of executive producers for 'Planet of the Apps'

Jessica Alba joins slew of executive producers for 'Planet of the Apps'

Actress Jessica Alba has joined the developer advisory team for the Apple-funded "Planet of the Apps" reality show, chronicling several teams of developers working on apps for iOS.

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Turkey's deputy PM encourages Apple to move in wake of EU tax ruling

Turkey's deputy PM encourages Apple to move in wake of EU tax ruling

On Tuesday the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey extended an open invitation for Apple to move its international operations to that country, in the wake of a E.U. ruling ordering Ireland to collect $14.5 billion in back taxes from the company.

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Low-end Intel Kaby Lake processors detailed, MacBook Pro version absent

Low-end Intel Kaby Lake processors detailed, MacBook Pro version absent

Intel has shed some specific details for the first time about the new seventh generation Kaby Lake processors suitable for the MacBook and MacBook Air, but as expected, processors suitable for the MacBook Pro have yet to materialize.

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New Apple patent would allow touch-sensing surfaces made using Liquidmetal tech

New Apple patent would allow touch-sensing surfaces made using Liquidmetal tech

An Apple patent published on Tuesday could potentially be applied to building touch-sensing surfaces, including screens, using material concepts first developed by Liquidmetal Technology.

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Griffin preps for 'iPhone 7' without headphone jack, announces iTrip Clip Bluetooth audio adapter

Griffin preps for 'iPhone 7' without headphone jack, announces iTrip Clip Bluetooth audio adapter

Griffin has added to its stable of wireless adapters and is catering to the needs of potential "iPhone 7" users with a 3.5mm headphone jack to Bluetooth adapter, dubbed the iTrip Clip.

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With $231B in cash, Apple's $14.5B EU tax hit doesn't concern Wall Street

With $231B in cash, Apple's $14.5B EU tax hit doesn't concern Wall Street

While a $14.5 billion payment of back taxes could bankrupt many major corporations, it's pocket change for a company as cash flush as Apple. As a result, analysts surveyed by AppleInsider on Tuesday said they aren't concerned about the European Commission's decision, regardless of how an appeal ultimately plays out.

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Apple FAQ responds to investor queries about $14.5B EU tax edict

Apple FAQ responds to investor queries about $14.5B EU tax edict

Apple has posted a series of answers to questions about the European Commission's tax ruling, and appears to be unconcerned about any potential financial fallout.

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Alleged 'iPhone 7' prototype sticker points to 32GB of storage on base models

Alleged 'iPhone 7' prototype sticker points to 32GB of storage on base models

A sticker claimed to be from a returned "iPhone 7" prototype at Foxconn may reinforce rumors that Apple is raising base storage on the device to 32 gigabytes.

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Possible references to MacBook Pro OLED 'Function Row' spotted in Pages code

Possible references to MacBook Pro OLED 'Function Row' spotted in Pages code

A reference to a "Dynamic Function Row" has been spotted in Apple's latest release of the Pages word processing app, potentially confirming a rumored name for the OLED touch bar on the new MacBook Pro.

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Rumor: 'iPhone 7' will come in five colors, including a new glossy black option

Rumor: 'iPhone 7' will come in five colors, including a new glossy black option

With just over a week until Apple is expected to take the wraps off of its next-generation iPhone, a new report claims that the device will actually come in two shades of black —a traditional matte, as well as a glossy option resembling the late 2013 Mac Pro desktop.

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Tim Cook responds to $14.5B EU tax bill with open letter, says decision will be reversed

Tim Cook responds to $14.5B EU tax bill with open letter, says decision will be reversed

After being hit with a $14.5 billion tab for alleged unpaid back taxes, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook published an open letter to the "Apple Community" on Tuesday, saying he is "confident" that the decision from the European Commission will be reversed.

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