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Wemo Bridge will add HomeKit compatibility to Belkin's home automation platform in the fall

05/25/2017, 09:05 am

After a commitment from Belkin to share plans about future Wemo HomeKit compatibility earlier in May, the company has made good on its promise, and has announced the Wemo Bridge allowing currently installed peripherals to function with Apple's home automation solution.

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Apple design head Jony Ive made chancellor of London's Royal College of Art

05/25/2017, 08:05 am

Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, has been made chancellor of London's reknowned Royal College of Art, a position which will divert some of his attention away from the company.

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Qualcomm seeks court order forcing Apple suppliers to pay royalties amid legal dispute

05/25/2017, 08:05 am

As part of an ongoing patent licensing dispute with Apple, Qualcomm on Wednesday requested a court order stipulating that Apple contract manufacturers maintain royalty payments during the legal process.

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Watch: See DJI's Jedi-like palm-based gesture controls in action with the new Spark drone

05/24/2017, 05:05 pm

While DJI's new Spark drone relies heavily on an iPhone for editing and sharing video, its default mode of control when powered on is via palm-based gestures. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how they work, including footage of controlling two Spark units at once.

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Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock capable of connecting dual 4K displays shipping June 6 for $300

05/24/2017, 02:05 pm

Accessory producer Elgato is preparing to release its Thunderbolt 3 Dock, one which allows users to connect two 4K displays to a Macbook at the same time, with the accessory shipping out to customers in the United States, Europe, and Australia on June 6.

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First look: DJI's $499 Spark drone is a portable, affordable iPhone-connected flying camera

05/24/2017, 01:05 pm

Aiming to simplify aerial footage for the masses, DJI on Wednesday unveiled its latest creation, the handheld Spark drone, which combines portability with simple gesture controls and an affordable $499 starting price.

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DJI debuts $499 Spark handheld drone with hand-gesture controls, 1080p video camera

05/24/2017, 11:05 am

At a live event in New York City's Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, drone manufacturer DJI has released a new, small form-factor drone, called the DJI Spark -- and AppleInsider is at the event.

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Northern Ireland study finds multiple benefits to using iPads in elementary classrooms

05/24/2017, 10:05 am

Technology can be beneficial to younger students learning core skills, a two-year research project has found, with elementary schools in Northern Ireland found to have improved the numeracy, literacy, and communication skills of their pupils after incorporating iPads into their lessons.

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Apple HR head Denise Young Smith takes up new role as VP for 'Inclusion and Diversity'

05/23/2017, 01:05 pm

Apple's human resources leader -- Denise Young Smith -- has taken up a new role within the company as its VP for Inclusion and Diversity, according to her LinkedIn profile.

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Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro ahead of Apple Mac & iPad Pro refreshes

05/23/2017, 11:05 am

At a Tuesday press event in Shanghai, Microsoft revealed the long-awaited fifth-generation Surface Pro, hoping to steal some thunder away from Apple ahead of Mac and iPad Pro refreshes that could come as soon as next month.

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Nokia predicted to play an important role in Apple's datacenters after patent dispute settlement

05/23/2017, 10:05 am

In the terms of their new patent dispute resolution, Nokia revealed it will be providing network infrastructure products to Apple -- a partnership that one Wall Street analysts could see Nokia significantly grow its IP router business by supplying Apple's datacenters.

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Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, agree to multi-year license

05/23/2017, 06:05 am

Apple and Nokia on Tuesday said they have reached settlement in a five-month legal dispute over patent licensing practices, with the Cupertino tech giant agreeing to a multi-year license on the former top cellphone maker's intellectual property.

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Apple received national security letter in 2016, US government sought data from 20K devices

05/23/2017, 12:05 am

In its latest report on government requests for user information, Apple on Monday said the U.S. government lodged at least one national security letter last year seeking information related to a customer account.

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Review: DJI's Mavic Pro is the best iPhone-connected drone you can buy

05/22/2017, 01:05 pm

With a highly optimized, portable design, solid construction, deep iOS integration and a bevy of automated features, DJI's Mavic Pro is perhaps the best product available on the consumer drone market.

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US Supreme Court ruling may shrink tide of frivolous patent lawsuits against Apple [u]

05/22/2017, 01:05 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a critical decision that could reduce the number of patent lawsuits tech companies like Apple face on a yearly basis. [Updated with correction on case limits]

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Emerson Sensi thermostat line expanding with two HomeKit compatible models

05/22/2017, 12:05 pm

Environmental control company Emerson has added to its Sensi thermostat line with a new pair of HomeKit-compatible devices.

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Knightsbridge Singapore Apple store cover removed, showing first glimpses of interior

05/22/2017, 09:05 am

The cladding surrounding the new Apple store at Singapore's Knightsbridge shopping center has been removed, and the interior of the location has been seen for the first time.

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Working Apple-1 sold at auction by original owner for $101K in Germany

05/21/2017, 04:05 pm

One of the last surviving Apple-1 computers in full working order has sold in Germany for a bid price of $101,325 -- far lower than expected for the collectible.

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This week on AI: 'Apple Watch 3' features, new MacBooks at WWDC & more

05/20/2017, 02:05 am

In a change of pace, some of the week's biggest news revolved around new MacBooks and a third-generation Apple Watch, rather than the "iPhone 8." There was more of that of course, along with further signs Apple is pushing deep into original movies and TV shows.

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Execs from Apple, other tech firms to talk immigration and government modernization at White House meeting

05/19/2017, 08:05 pm

Immigration policies, government services modernization and integration with cutting edge Silicon Valley initiatives like machine learning are on the docket for next month's meeting of President Donald Trump's American Technology Council, according to a report.

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