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Apple's acoustic imaging technology might replace Touch ID in future iPhones

02/23/2017, 05:02 am

Apple is rumored to replace iPhone's Touch ID home button with alternative bio-recognition hardware when it launches an OLED version of the handset later this year, but the technology enabling that transition is so far an unknown. A patent application published Thursday, however, indicates where the company's research is headed.

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Apple condemns Trump withdrawal of transgender bathroom use protections

02/23/2017, 12:02 am

Apple on Wednesday issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump's recent withdrawal of federal protections for transgender students, condemning the action as an effort that sets back human rights initiatives.

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Which internet-only TV service should Apple device owners use?

02/22/2017, 11:02 pm

People truly wanting to cut the cord now have three major internet TV services to choose from: Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now. All of them support iOS devices and the Apple TV, among other platforms -- which one if any should you consider subscribing to?

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Tim Cook to relocate office to Apple Park, report says

02/22/2017, 09:02 pm

Adding to Wednesday's Apple Park news, a new report claims CEO Tim Cook plans to move his office to the company's futuristic campus later this year, likely when other employees begin the migration from Infinite Loop in April.

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Santander among more than 40 banks, credit unions added in latest US Apple Pay expansion

02/22/2017, 10:02 am

Apple Pay has today gained support from more than 40 new banks and credit unions in the U.S., including Santander Bank, inching the total of participating nationwide card issuers closer to 2,000.

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Apple confirms existence of Cambridge Siri R&D lab with new office sign

02/22/2017, 10:02 am

Apple is no longer keeping its Siri research and development office in Cambridge, U.K. a secret, revealing the facility's existence by constructing a sign bearing the company logo beside the building's front door.

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Apple, Foxconn & TSMC consider swooping in on Toshiba's flash memory business

02/22/2017, 09:02 am

Apple, Foxconn, and TSMC are among a group of over 10 companies hoping to win a majority stake in Toshiba's flash memory business, reports say.

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Apple Park's campus auditorium named 'Steve Jobs Theater,' opens later in year

02/22/2017, 08:02 am

As part of the new "spaceship" campus, now called "Apple Park," Apple is commemorating its legendary cofounder, naming the auditorium that overlooks the facility "Steve Jobs Theater."

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Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 to officially be known as Apple Park, 175-acre HQ to open in April

02/22/2017, 08:02 am

Employees at Apple's corporate headquarters will have a new home -- Apple Park -- starting in April, though the migration of more than 12,000 workers will take over six months to complete.

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Apple buys iCloud.net domain, shuts down associated Asian social network

02/21/2017, 09:02 pm

As part of efforts to bring its online assets under one roof, Apple recently purchased iCloud.net from a small Chinese social network, one of the last product related domains not currently under its control.

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Samsung reportedly plans to refurbish, resell Note 7 in emerging markets

02/21/2017, 02:02 pm

Samsung is planning to sell refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 with smaller batteries in emerging markets, according to a South Korean report, in an attempt to mitigate some of the costs incurred as part of the electronic giant's battery-related smartphone recall.

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Third public betas of iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4 arrive from Apple

02/21/2017, 01:02 pm

A day after developers were issued fresh pre-release beta builds of all four of Apple's major platforms, new public betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 are also available to download.

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Verizon agrees to buy core of Yahoo for reduced $4.48B price tag following hacks

02/21/2017, 01:02 pm

Verizon on Tuesday announced a deal to buy the core business of Yahoo for $4.48 billion -- managing to secure a $350 million discount it was pursuing because of two major security breaches, the last of which affected over 1 billion accounts.

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Apple plans $51M expansion of Reno iCloud data center, codenamed 'Project Isabel'

02/21/2017, 11:02 am

Apple's data center operations in Reno, Nev., continue to expand, with the company now pursuing an additional 375,000 square feet of space to power its iCloud services, AppleInsider has learned.

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News agencies ask court to force FBI to reveal cost, source of San Bernardino iPhone hack

02/21/2017, 10:02 am

The U.S. government should be forced to reveal how much the FBI paid for tools to unlock an iPhone at the center of the San Bernardino shooting investigation, three major news organizations insisted to a judge on Monday.

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Irish government spent $467,000 on report defending Apple's tax arrangements

02/20/2017, 12:02 pm

The Irish government spent more than 440,000 euros ($467,000) on a report to defend the tax arrangements between the country and Apple, amid ongoing scrutiny from the European Union.

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Apple places 5th on corporate reputation poll, Samsung drops 42 spots

02/20/2017, 10:02 am

Apple is the fifth most reputable company in the United States, with the results of an annual poll into the public perception of a company putting the iPhone producer ahead of Disney, Google, Tesla, and Netflix in the rankings.

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Apple changes up ad strategy to focus on digital and regional campaigns

02/20/2017, 09:02 am

Apple's long-time ad partner, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, is "reorganizing and introducing a new operating model" in order to accommodate its client's new focus on digital and regional campaigns, according to a spokesperson for the agency.

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AirPods vs. Powerbeats3: Which Apple W1 headphones are better for working out and exercising?

02/18/2017, 01:02 am

Apple now has four pairs of headphones on the market with its proprietary W1 wireless chip, allowing for simpler Bluetooth pairing and better connectivity. But only two of those headphones are really well suited for workouts: Apple's AirPods and the Powerbeats3. AppleInsider helps you decide which pair is right for you.

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This week on AI: WWDC 2017, virtual buttons on 'iPhone 8,' BeatsX review & more

02/18/2017, 12:02 am

Apple announced the dates for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, set to return to San Jose for the first time in well over a decade. Meanwhile, yet more hints about Apple's iPhone plans emerged, including a claim that the OLED iPhone will replace the home button with a virtual "function area."

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