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Apple's 'Designed by Apple in California' book now available in more countries

01/10/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple's recently released photo-book, "Designed by Apple in California," is now available in a number of additional global markets, continuing an expansion from what was initially a limited run.

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Tesla hires architect of Apple's Swift as VP of Autopilot Software

01/10/2017, 05:01 pm

Shortly after it was revealed that Swift creator Chris Lattner is planning to leave Apple later in January, Tesla on Tuesday announced it has hired the expert away from Cupertino to serve as Vice President of Autopilot Software.

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Sonos CEO to depart company after 14 years amid increased competition

01/10/2017, 04:01 pm

The CEO of wireless speaker maker Sonos, John MacFarlane, is resigning from the company he founded in 2002 due to increased competition from the likes of Amazon and other wireless speaker makers, a move that could potentially influence a close partnership with Apple.

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Programmer who spearheaded Swift to exit Apple [u]

01/10/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple's director in charge of Xcode, Swift, and other development tools -- Chris Lattner -- will be leaving the company later in January, according to an announcement through the official Swift mailing list.

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Following Apple's decline, Foxconn reports first sales dip in 25 years

01/10/2017, 01:01 pm

Foxconn, Apple's main assembly partner, on Tuesday declared its first-ever annual sales decline since going public in 1991, something reportedly linked to weak demand from Apple prior to the arrival of the iPhone 7.

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Apple again named Greenpeace's most environmentally-friendly company

01/10/2017, 09:01 am

Activist group Greenpeace has deemed Apple the world's most environmentally-friendly technology platform company for a third consecutive year, ranking it highly even next to fellow "A" grade firms Google and Facebook.

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Apple patent paves way for iPhone with full-face display, HUD windows

01/10/2017, 06:01 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing technology that allows for ear speakers, cameras and even a heads-up display to hide behind an edge-to-edge screen, a design rumored to debut in a next-generation iPhone later this year.

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Apple plans Milan flagship store at historic Piazza del Liberty

01/09/2017, 07:01 pm

Apple is planning to build a new underground flagship retail store in Milan's historic Piazza del Liberty, or Liberty Square, that will involve the construction of an outdoor amphitheater and stunning water features.

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Which Apple W1-equipped headphones are right for you?

01/09/2017, 05:01 pm

In the past few months Apple has launched several new Bluetooth headphones -- mostly under the Beats brand -- with its proprietary W1 chip, enabling better connections and easier pairing with Apple devices. Which model you should buy, if any, will depend not just on your budget, but how you intend to use them.

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Uber Movement offers city planners access to anonymized ride data

01/09/2017, 05:01 pm

Uber is giving urban planners and researchers the ability to look into some of the data generated by its ridesharing app, allowing cities to monitor and improve upon existing infrastructure.

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Apple pulls app for finding lost AirPods from App Store

01/09/2017, 03:01 pm

Finder for AirPods, an app designed to assist owners of Apple's AirPods in finding their audio accessory if it has been misplaced, was taken down from the App Store just a few days after it launched.

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Hands-on: Withings Home Plus Video & Air Quality Monitor with Apple HomeKit support

01/09/2017, 01:01 pm

While a number of HomeKit-connected cameras were showcased at CES last week, Withings goes a step beyond just video, integrating an air quality monitor into its offering as well.

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Apple issues new developer betas of iOS 10.2.1, macOS 10.12.3, watchOS 3.1.3, tvOS 10.1.1

01/09/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple on Monday pushed out a four-pack of new beta releases for all of its major platforms -- all of which are expected to be minor updates to squash bugs and improve security.

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Facebook plots mid-video ads in bid to take on YouTube

01/09/2017, 12:01 pm

Facebook is reportedly preparing to test "mid-roll" advertising spots in non-live videos, in a move that would finally allowing video publishers to make serious revenue -- if potentially at the expense of turning off some viewers.

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Apple executives, India officials to talk local manufacturing, retail store this month

01/09/2017, 10:01 am

An Apple team is reportedly scheduled to meet with senior Indian government officials on Jan. 25 in order to discuss demands for setting up manufacturing in the country, which could potentially pave the way for local Apple stores and more competitive pricing.

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FTC sues D-Link for failure to secure webcams, routers from online attacks

01/09/2017, 10:01 am

D-Link is under fire from the Federal Trade Commission for not doing enough to secure its products, including connected home devices -- a threat Apple has countered via secure authentication chips in HomeKit-certified hardware.

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Hands-on: Apple CarPlay goes wireless over Wi-Fi with Alpine's iLX-107 receiver

01/07/2017, 04:01 pm

Alpine's CarPlay integration in its upcoming iLX-107 receiver uses Wi-Fi direct, rather than Bluetooth, allowing for a higher quality experience with negligible effect on battery life.

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Hands-on: Alpine's splash-proof Apple CarPlay unit targets Jeep Wrangler owners

01/07/2017, 03:01 pm

Perhaps the most unique take on CarPlay we saw at this year's Consumer Electronics Show came from Alpine, which has added Apple's automotive interface to its ruggedized infotainment systems for Jeep Wrangler owners.

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This week on AI: CES 2017, MacBook takes a bullet, LG UltraFine 5K hands-on and more

01/07/2017, 04:01 am

CES 2017 carried the week with third party accessories vendors touting their Mac, iOS and Apple Watch wares in Las Vegas, but Apple made headlines with a few well-timed press releases.

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Apple MacBook Pro saves man from bullet in Florida airport shooting

01/06/2017, 09:01 pm

Steve Frappier, a witness to Friday's deadly shooting at a Fort Lauderdale airport, revealed in an interview with CNN that an Apple MacBook Pro in his backpack took a stray bullet during the harrowing scene, likely saving his life.

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