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A decade later, the ad team behind iconic 'Get a Mac' campaign recount development, production

12/08/2016, 09:12 am

Stars John Hodgman, Justin Long and the ad team responsible for Apple's 'Mac vs. PC' launched in conjunction with the Intel Mac got together and talked about the evolution of the concept, other celebrity ad campaigns proposed and scuttled, and the difficulties of working with perfectionist Steve Jobs.

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Apple files patent for autonomous vehicle collision avoidance system

12/08/2016, 07:12 am

In one of the first pieces of documentation proving Apple's investigation into autonomous vehicles, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a patent application describing a basic collision avoidance system that could one day serve as the underpinnings of a self-driving car telemetry solution.

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Apple patent filing further details folding iPhone with wraparound display

12/08/2016, 06:12 am

An Apple invention published Thursday fleshes out the folding iPhone concept revealed in a separate patent grant last week, adding features like a wraparound display and touch sensitive structures to all external surfaces.

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Bluetooth SIG adopts Bluetooth 5 with 4X rage and 2X speed, devices due within 2 to 6 months

12/07/2016, 08:12 pm

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group officially ratified the Bluetooth 5 standard on Wednesday, meaning Apple's next iPhone and iPad models could boast wireless accessory connectivity up to four times the distance of current specification devices at double the speed.

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US paid Apple at least $600M on foreign cash held as bonds since 2012

12/07/2016, 06:12 pm

Although technically refusing to repatriate its international revenue to avoid taxes, Apple is actually keeping much of it in the U.S. in the form of bonds -- and generating interest in the process, a report pointed out on Wednesday.

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Apple to open 'global flagship' store at Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C.

12/07/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple has reportedly reached a deal to open a major new store at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C., a building some 113 years old sitting across from the Washington Convention Center.

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T-Mobile launches iMessage-incompatible 'Digits' virtual phone number beta

12/07/2016, 03:12 pm

Wireless carrier T-Mobile has started a beta of Digits -- a service that allows multiple phone numbers to be utilized in conjunction on one device, or one phone number to be shared across multiple devices on a carrier-level. The company recommends, however, that beta participants disable iMessage while using it.

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Invite-only meeting details state of AI, machine learning research inside Apple's halls

12/07/2016, 02:12 pm

In an invitation-only meeting at Tuesdays Neural Information Processing Systems conference, Apple's head of machine learning broke down Apple's specific goals for its artificial intelligence developments, and detailed where it feels it has an advantage of its competitors, giving a rare look at Apple's research process.

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Apple adds ability to schedule third-party service appointments online for Mac, iPhone, iPad

12/07/2016, 01:12 pm

Apple recently made changes to its service scheduling process, and is now allowing users to make appointments with certified third parties and the remaining Apple Specialists for repair and support.

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Apple assembly partner Foxconn plans US expansion

12/07/2016, 09:12 am

Apple's primary assembly partner, Foxconn, will soon invest in expanding its U.S. operations, the latter company said on Wednesday, apparently following in the steps of a similar SoftBank announcement.

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Apple selects 'Best of 2016' apps, movies, iBooks and more

12/07/2016, 12:12 am

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its "Best of" selections for 2016, highlighting the year's most popular apps, TV shows, movies, e-books and other content sold across the company's various digital storefronts.

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Apple agrees to pay $450K to settle charges of mishandling e-waste in California

12/06/2016, 04:12 pm

Apple has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle claims it improperly dealt with e-waste at facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, the California Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday.

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Trump says SoftBank to invest $50B in US, hopes to create 50,000 jobs

12/06/2016, 02:12 pm

Following a Tuesday meeting with SoftBank's chief executive, President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted that the Japanese company has agreed to invest $50 billion in U.S. business, and create 50,000 new jobs as a result.

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Trump, Thiel invite Silicon Valley executives to round-table discussion in NYC

12/06/2016, 02:12 pm

President-Elect Donald Trump and his transition team have invited Silicon Valley tech industry leaders to a meeting in New York City on Dec. 14, and AppleInsider has learned that Apple is amongst the invitees, but may not attend.

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Apple AI researchers gagged no more, now allowed to publish and confer with colleagues

12/06/2016, 11:12 am

After years of silence from Apple's researchers over fear of losing commercial intellectual property, the company is now allowing employees in artificial intelligence to not only publish their research, but also interface with other academics in the field to further the overall development of the technology.

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Amazon could open over 2,000 grocery stores in massive retail push

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

In a plan that could up-end both conventional grocery chains and app-based services like Instacart, Amazon is hoping to open more than 2,000 self-branded grocery stores, according to a report.

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Samsung said to be following iPhone 7 by courageously omitting headphone jack in 'Galaxy S8'

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

The next flagship phone line coming from Samsung in 2017, expected to be called the "Galaxy S8," will likely omit the headphone jack in favor of a single USB-C port for charging and headphone use.

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Independent Galaxy Note 7 analysis theorizes that too-tight battery led to inevitable failures

12/06/2016, 09:12 am

An independent analysis of the Galaxy Note 7 suggests that Samsung engineered the device too tightly, and failed to give the battery any buffer between it and the surrounding metal of the case, which lead to the conflagrations experienced by more than 100 users in the summer and early fall.

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Apple iCloud account sign-in, web apps suffer hours-long outage [u]

12/05/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple's iCloud was hit with an hours-long downtime on Monday, leaving an unknown number of subscribers without access to account sign-in services and certain web apps normally available through iCloud.com.

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CBS CEO Les Moonves 'not unreasonable,' assumes DirecTV Now deal probable

12/05/2016, 02:12 pm

Speaking at a telecommunications and media conference, CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves hinted that DirecTV Now will be able to add his network's programming to the slate, eventually.

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