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This week on AI: Apple Car in 2023 or later, more MacBook updates, Apple Pencils & iPhones

08/18/2018, 12:08 am

Highlights of the week included new rumors about the "Apple Car," Apple Pencil support on the iPhone, more incoming MacBook refreshes, and changes in the latest iOS 12 betas.

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US DOJ wants Facebook to help wiretap Messenger, report says

08/17/2018, 10:08 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly pushing Facebook to disable or otherwise break end-to-end encryption in its Messenger text and voice messaging service as part of a criminal investigation into the MS-13 gang.

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How to get more speed and features out of Safari on Mac and iOS

08/17/2018, 03:08 pm

Maybe it's just because it comes free on your Mac and iOS devices, but somehow it never seems fashionable to like Safari. Yet this is a remarkably capable app and it has hidden depths. AppleInsider delves into using Safari.

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Group FaceTime is only the latest of many Apple technologies to be delayed

08/17/2018, 12:08 pm

Just as Group FaceTime 12 will now ship late, Apple has a long history of both hardware and software missing its announced dates.

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Beats 1 Zane Lowe talks about the changing role of the music influencer

08/17/2018, 11:08 am

A new interview looks at Beats 1 tastemaker Zane Lowe, and his unique role in today's rapidly changing music ecosystem.

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Google may be prepping self-designed smart display for Christmas

08/17/2018, 10:08 am

Potentially creating an even bigger gap with Apple in the smartspeaker market, Google is looking to ship its own smart display in time for the holiday shopping season, a report claimed on Friday.

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Brainstorm ideas with these three mind mapping apps on iOS and macOS

08/17/2018, 09:08 am

Write down every idea, and every unfinished notion you have into these Mac and iOS mind mapping tools -- and use them to make plans. AppleInsider jots down a few thoughts.

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Apple says no customer information involved in hack by Australian teen

08/17/2018, 12:08 am

Apple on Friday commented on recent revelations that an Australian teen gained unauthorized access to its corporate computer network, saying the hack did not compromise customer data despite reports claiming the boy accessed customer accounts.

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Two days after Turkey's Apple boycott, smashed iPhones and enforcement questions

08/16/2018, 04:08 pm

A video shows people in Turkey smashing iPhones -- one of which rang anyway -- as the world reacts to Erdogan's boycott of American electronics products.

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OWC reveals Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter for MacBook Pro, iMac

08/16/2018, 03:08 pm

Aftermarket Mac upgrade vendor OWC has launched its Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter, allowing users to connect their Mac or MacBook to a 10-gigabit network at the same maximum network speed offered by the iMac Pro.

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Apple considers ways to improve 360-degree, multi-camera video for use with VR headsets

08/16/2018, 01:08 pm

Apple is contemplating ways 360-degree video content for VR headsets could be improved, by coming up with a method for stitching together multi-directional image data from videos to make the appear with less distortion than current stitching apps and encoders can produce.

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Apple Store seen growing to 600 locations worldwide by 2023

08/16/2018, 12:08 pm

Gene Munster sees growth in China and India leading to a big future expansion, with Apple employing 80,000 customer service employees just at Apple Stores within five years.

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Tim Cook honors the late Aretha Franklin

08/16/2018, 11:08 am

After the passing Thursday morning of the legendary Queen of Soul, Apple's CEO says "her voice will keep lifting us, through the music she gave the world."

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Australian teen hacked Apple's corporate network, accessed data and user accounts

08/16/2018, 08:08 am

Teen pleads guilty to downloading 90GB of secure files from Apple's internal systems and accessing customer accounts in repeated hacks from his suburban home.

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Google rebrands cloud storage services as Google One with cheaper plans, extra benefits

08/16/2018, 07:08 am

Google's rebranding of its cloud storage service from Google Drive to Google One has taken a major leap forward, with the tech giant now allowing anyone in the United States to sign up for the plan, not just users already paying for online storage capacity.

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Watch Apple Park's massive motorized cafeteria doors open in this video

08/15/2018, 11:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a rare glimpse at Apple Park's inner workings on Wednesday with a video showing off the facility's cafeteria doors, two massive, motorized floor-to-ceiling glass panels that slide open for natural building ventilation.

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Your favorite Twitter clients are about to get less useful

08/15/2018, 10:08 pm

Twitter is scheduled to modify its API on Thursday, deprecating features in a move that significantly degrades the performance and utility of third-party clients like popular iOS and macOS app Tweetbot.

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New photos show depths of Apple's expanding Mesa, Ariz. data center

08/15/2018, 04:08 pm

Photos shot this week show the seldom-seen interior of Apple's two-year-old data center in Mesa, Ariz., instrumental to services like iCloud, Siri, and iMessage.

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Apple probed in Japan for anti-competitive moves against Yahoo game platform

08/15/2018, 04:08 pm

The Japanese government has opened an investigation into whether Apple engaged in anti-competitive behavior when it applied pressure to prevent publishers from working with Yahoo Japan's Games Plus platform.

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Nvidia's Turing GPU architecture includes ray-tracing cores, 8K video playback support

08/15/2018, 09:08 am

Nvidia has revealed its new Turing architecture for use in GPUs, one which boasts dedicated cores for use in ray tracing, and while consumer cards are yet to be announced, Quadro RTX Turing GPUs are already being touted for their ability to support real-time 8K video playback.

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