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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Review: Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard Case for Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro

Review: Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard Case for Apple's 9.7

Logitech's Create Backlit Keyboard Case, made specifically for the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro, leverages the tablet's Smart Connector port for both data and power, negating the need for a separate battery or pairing process with virtually no key lag.

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This week on AI: Two new Apple Watches, mysterious health gadgets, all-glass iPhones & more

This week on AI: Two new Apple Watches, mysterious health gadgets, all-glass iPhones & more

Future hardware rumors were unusually diverse this week, possibly giving us a peek not just at future iPhones but things like the second-generation Apple Watch and mysterious new health gadgets.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Apple's board chair & general counsel sell over $10M in personal stock

Apple's board chair & general counsel sell over $10M in personal stock

Two high-level people at Apple — the chairman of Apple's board of directors, Arthur Levinson, and general counsel Bruce Sewell — recently unloaded a combined $10.1 million in Apple shares, according to required SEC filings.

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Universal search on Apple TV goes beyond US services with Australia's Stan

Universal search on Apple TV goes beyond US services with Australia's Stan

Apple has silently added Australia's Stan to the list of services supported by universal search on the Apple TV, representing the first time the feature has gone beyond U.S.-based companies.

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Apple thought to be seeking vast expanses of office space in Seattle

Apple thought to be seeking vast expanses of office space in Seattle

Real estate companies in the Pacific Northwest are allegedly "buzzing" that a large California business, presumably Apple, is eyeing Seattle for potential expansion.

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Alleged 'iPhone 7' schematics hint at mic instead of second speaker

Alleged 'iPhone 7' schematics hint at mic instead of second speaker

Although Apple's 4.7-inch "iPhone 7" may replace a 3.5mm headphone jack with a second speaker grill, that grill may not actually have a speaker behind it, according to leaked schematics posted on Friday.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7,' Apple Watch, potential Health device

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7,' Apple Watch, potential Health device

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss the latest updates in "iPhone 7" rumors, rumored Apple Watch updates, and potential Apple Health hardware.

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Apple manufacturer Foxconn posts drop in profit with blame unclear

Apple manufacturer Foxconn posts drop in profit with blame unclear

Foxconn continues to post disappointing earnings reports in 2016, with analysts pointing to the decrease in iPhone orders as the prime culprit — but the actual reason isn't clear, according to the company.

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Apple wins approval to begin first stage of Irish data center

Apple wins approval to begin first stage of Irish data center

Coming in well ahead of its deadline, Ireland's An Bord Pleanála has approved plans to build the first stage of an Apple data center, which will include support buildings and one of eight eventual data halls.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

CVS continues Apple Pay snub, launches barcode-based 'CVS Pay'

CVS continues Apple Pay snub, launches barcode-based 'CVS Pay'

Nearly two years after CVS became one of the first major retailers to actively block Apple Pay at its stores, the drugstore chain on Thursday rolled out "CVS Pay," a proprietary barcode-based mobile payments and rewards system.

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Iran to reportedly allow iPhone imports to cope with rampant smuggling problem

Iran to reportedly allow iPhone imports to cope with rampant smuggling problem

The Iranian government is working to allow iPhone imports in a bid to stem a growing smuggling problem in the country, reports said on Thursday.

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Siri joking with users in response to some Pokemon Go queries

Siri joking with users in response to some Pokemon Go queries

Apple has updated the Siri response database with some light-hearted remarks for users asking about the wildly popular Pokémon Go mobile game.

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French, German ministers to meet in push to counter encrypted messaging apps

French, German ministers to meet in push to counter encrypted messaging apps

France's interior minister on Thursday announced plans to meet with a German counterpart and tackle the issue of encrypted messaging apps, which he argued are preventing intelligence agencies from fighting terrorism.

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Apple partner Foxconn's $3.8B Sharp buyout approved by China

Apple partner Foxconn's $3.8B Sharp buyout approved by China

After months of speculation and delays, the Chinese anti-monopoly agency has approved the $3.8 billion merger between Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn and display technology company Sharp.

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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.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Logitech debuts Pop Home Switch for simplified smarthome control

Logitech debuts Pop Home Switch for simplified smarthome control

Logitech on Thursday announced the Pop Home Switch, a deliberately simple control for multiple home automation platforms, albeit with the exception of Apple's HomeKit.

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Patent filing hints at Apple's future in consumer-driven healthcare monitoring

Patent filing hints at Apple's future in consumer-driven healthcare monitoring

A new Apple patent filing for an electrocardiogram device suitable for consumer use reinforces the company's continued moves into the healthcare monitoring business.

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Apple's US & European iPhone sales grow despite global setbacks

Apple's US & European iPhone sales grow despite global setbacks

Apple managed to grow its iPhone sales in the U.S. and the big five European markets during the June quarter, in spite of a global decline in shipments, according to new research data.

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Latest pics show alleged 'iPhone 7' in space black, 'Plus' models with & without Smart Connector

Latest pics show alleged 'iPhone 7' in space black, 'Plus' models with & without Smart Connector

A trio of new images claim to show Apple's next-generation iPhone in three different colors, including a dark shade of space black. In addition, photos of larger 5.5-inch models depict versions with and without a magnetic Smart Connector.

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New 'iPhone 7' photos show off alleged case design, hint at pressure-sensitive home button

New 'iPhone 7' photos show off alleged case design, hint at pressure-sensitive home button

New photos of "iPhone 7" parts from different sources may back expectations about the phone's casing, as well as the absence of a physical button on the product, likely to ship next month.

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Apple hires Flipboard co-founder Evan Doll to direct work on health software

Apple hires Flipboard co-founder Evan Doll to direct work on health software

Apple has hired on one of the co-founders of Flipboard, Evan Doll, as a director of health software engineering, a report observed on Thursday.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Samsung accused of poisoning over 200 workers, then withholding information on toxins it exposed them to

Samsung accused of poisoning over 200 workers, then withholding information on toxins it exposed them to

One of Apple's largest component suppliers, Samsung Electronics, is the subject of a new investigative report regarding its withholding of critical information about the toxic chemicals its employees were exposed to while working in the company's factories.

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New Manhattan Apple Store at World Trade Center to open Tuesday August 16th

New Manhattan Apple Store at World Trade Center to open Tuesday August 16th

Apple has announced an August 16th grand opening date for its new retail store located within the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan.

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Apple's ConnectED now serving iPads to more than 9,000 teachers, 32,000 students at 114 underserved schools

Apple's ConnectED now serving iPads to more than 9,000 teachers, 32,000 students at 114 underserved schools

Apple announced today that its commitment to ConnectED has resulted in 32,145 students in underserved public schools gaining access to iPads for the 2016 school year, as well as Macs and iPads for more than 9,042 teachers.

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Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors

Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors

Microsoft has demonstrated why the FBI's desire for "Golden Key" backdoors allowing "good guys" to bypass security is such a bad idea: it inadvertently released its own keys to Windows tablets, phones, HoloLens and other devices using UEFI Secure Boot.

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Google updates iOS versions of Docs, Sheets & Slides with iPad multitasking

Google updates iOS versions of Docs, Sheets & Slides with iPad multitasking

Google on Wednesday released important updates to its Docs, Sheets, and Slides clients for iOS, finally giving iPad owners access to true multitasking with its productivity suite.

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Judge says 'common sense' not enough to invalidate patent in Arendi v. Apple & Google

Judge says 'common sense' not enough to invalidate patent in Arendi v. Apple & Google

Judges cannot invoke "common sense" when considering the validity of a patent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on Wednesday, impacting a case pitting Arendi S.A.R.L. against Apple and Google.

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Apple's Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi discuss failures and resultant victories

Apple's Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi discuss failures and resultant victories

Extending an interview series about the past, present and future of Apple, senior vice presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi talk about the company's initial failures, a harsh media spotlight, and how it shapes what consumers end up with.

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Police hunting for suspects in burglary at Apple Cupertino office

Police hunting for suspects in burglary at Apple Cupertino office

Sheriff's deputies are still scouring San Jose for two suspects thought to have burglarized an Apple office in Cupertino, having already chased down and arrested a third suspect near a Starbucks, according to ongoing reports.

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Rumor: 'A10' CPUs destined for Apple's 'iPhone 7' surface in new pics

Rumor: 'A10' CPUs destined for Apple's 'iPhone 7' surface in new pics

With the announcement of Apple's next-generation iPhone said to be less than a month away, suppliers are undoubtedly gearing up for a massive product launch, and new pictures claim to show the "A10" chip that could power the "iPhone 7."

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Apple one step closer to Indian stores after latest finance ministry decision

Apple one step closer to Indian stores after latest finance ministry decision

India's finance minister has reportedly ratified a proposal that would allow single-brand retailers like Apple to be exempt for local sourcing rules for three years if they provide "cutting-edge" technology.

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Redesigned, ultra-thin MacBook Pro with AMD GPU not expected to debut at 'iPhone 7' event Sept. 7

Redesigned, ultra-thin MacBook Pro with AMD GPU not expected to debut at 'iPhone 7' event Sept. 7

Although Apple is nearing the completion of a redesigned MacBook Pro, it probably won't make its appearance at an "iPhone 7" event expected on Sept. 7, a report said on Wednesday.

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Anticipated MacBook Pro redesign boosting profits for Apple hinge manufacturer

Anticipated MacBook Pro redesign boosting profits for Apple hinge manufacturer

With a shift to highly precise metal injection molding-fabricated hinges probable in a new, thinner MacBook Pro, manufacturers that can generate the parts are greatly exceeding expectations.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

ESPN to launch subscription streaming service following BAMTech purchase

ESPN to launch subscription streaming service following BAMTech purchase

The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday announced a $1 billion deal that buys a 33 percent share of BAMTech, a video streaming company whose technology will be used to launch an ESPN streaming service in the near future.

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Apple counters Australian banks' call for iPhone NFC access, cites handset security

Apple counters Australian banks' call for iPhone NFC access, cites handset security

Rebuking overtures from Australia's big-three banks looking to break in on Apple Pay's success, Apple in a letter to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this week said requests for access to iPhone's digital wallet technology would fundamentally undermine the handset's security safeguards.

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Apple Inc. gears up to distribute $3.2 billion in dividends to shareholders

Apple Inc. gears up to distribute $3.2 billion in dividends to shareholders

On August 11, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.57 per share, but investors must have had settled ownership of the company's stock on Monday August 8 in order to qualify. Apple will pay out $3.2 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter.

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Deals: 12" MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for $999; 128GB iPad Air 2 for $499; $350 off 13" MacBook Air; $400 off 21" iMac

Deals: 12

Back by popular demand, B&H is taking $550 off the 1.3GHz 2015 12" MacBook in Space Gray with free Parallels. Or save $200 on the 128GB iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi Only). Apple's Early 2015 13" MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 4GB, 256GB) is also marked down to $849, while a 21" iMac is $899.

Reported Samsung Pay flaw lets thieves remotely collect credit card credentials

Reported Samsung Pay flaw lets thieves remotely collect credit card credentials

Samsung Pay's legacy point-of-sale system compatibility mode may be insecure, as a token theft and remote use vulnerability was demonstrated by a security researcher at the Black Hat conference.

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Refurbished 12.9-inch iPad Pro now on sale through Apple's online store

Refurbished 12.9-inch iPad Pro now on sale through Apple's online store

Apple on Tuesday began sales of refurbished 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, offering substantial discounts ahead of an anticipated fall refresh.

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