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Apple Pay Cash leverages Discover Network for new virtual debit card

12/05/2017, 03:12 pm

In order to bring the Apple Pay Cash debit card to life, Apple has utilized credit card provider Discover, whose Discover Network debit services power the virtual tap-to-pay card for money transfers and in-store purchases.

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MindNode 5 for Mac is a compelling new update to the mind mapping app suite

12/05/2017, 02:12 pm

The latest update to MindNode 5 for Mac and iOS brings small refinements, large features, and a redesign to the mind mapping stalwart. AppleInsider offers a closer look.

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Apple reportedly buys podcast search engine creator Pop Up Archive

12/05/2017, 09:12 am

Apple is said to have bought Oakland's audio tool developer Pop Up Archive, known for the audiosear.ch podcast search engine, in a move that could bolster the company's own podcast service.

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Bigger Apple Crabtree store to open in Raleigh on Dec. 9

12/04/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple is set to open a relocated store within Raleigh, N.C.'s Crabtree Valley Mall this Saturday, taking advantage of the move to almost double in size.

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Apple's recent software problems are bad, but shouldn't lead to knee-jerk personnel decisions

12/04/2017, 03:12 pm

By any account, Apple had a rough end of November and start of December from a software perspective -- but there are lessons to be learned and corrective measures to execute that can only be fully undertaken with the Apple leadership staying in place.

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Ireland says Apple to start paying $15.4B in back taxes in Q1 2018

12/04/2017, 10:12 am

Apple should finally begin paying $15.4 billion in back taxes into an escrow account in the first quarter of next year, Ireland's finance minister announced on Monday.

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Apple's AirPods a smash hit, shipments could reach 28M in 2018

12/04/2017, 08:12 am

Declaring AirPods "the most important accessory in Apple's wireless ecosystem," analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes the company could ship between 26 million and 28 million units of the completely wireless headphones next year.

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Apple's Cook talks privacy, AI & App Store revenues at China's World Internet Conference

12/03/2017, 05:12 pm

Speaking on Sunday at the World Internet Conference -- organized by the Cybersecurity Administration of China -- Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a variety of topics, including sensitive ones that risked offending the pro-censorship Chinese government.

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Review: CalDigit 2TB Tuff USB-C hard drive a solid choice for mobile MacBook Pro users

12/03/2017, 09:12 am

There's no reason for MacBook or MacBook Pro users with USB-C to rely on adapters for ruggedized mass storage. AppleInsider looks at the CalDigit Tuff hard drive, aimed squarely at mobile professionals seeking to safeguard data against drops or falls.

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Activist group occupies French Apple stores in protest of unpaid Irish taxes

12/02/2017, 05:12 pm

An activist organization staged a series of protests at French Apple stores on Saturday, calling on the company to pay the $15.5 billion in back taxes the Irish government has been ordered to collect by the European Commission.

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Apple to adopt speedy LCP circuit board tech across major product lines in 2018

12/02/2017, 02:12 pm

With this year's iPhone revisions, Apple introduced a new breed of flexible circuit board crafted from liquid crystal polymer, a material that benefits high-speed, low-latency data transfer. Currently used in iPhone 8 and iPhone X LTE antennas, and the latter's TrueDepth camera, the technology is expected to make its way to other product lines next year.

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Apple software sees disastrous, embarrassing week with iOS springboard crash, macOS root user security flaw

12/02/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple, a company that prides itself on customer experience, just had one of its worst customer-facing weeks in history, with a major security flaw on macOS High Sierra and a bug in iOS that rendered some iPhones essentially unusable. It has been an embarrassing turn of events for a technology company that frequently boasts about industry-leading customer satisfaction levels.

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This week on AI: Apple's embarrassing Mac glitch, 'Apple Car' hits the track, Apple TV shortages & more

12/02/2017, 12:12 am

Apple's macOS engineers didn't have much of a chance to recover from holiday turkey this week, since they were quickly forced solve an embarrassing security vulnerability. The company was meanwhile said to be working on its first power management chips for iPhones, and planning to test self-driving cars in Arizona.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to attend China's state-run internet conference next week

12/02/2017, 12:12 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is on the guest list for China's fourth annual World Internet Conference, a state-sponsored gathering at which attendees will discuss the future of the country's strict cyberspace policy.

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Apple retail workers help save Barred Owl that flew into Portland store window

12/01/2017, 06:12 pm

Employees at Apple Pioneer Place in Portland, Ore., arrived at work early one November morning to a surprising scene: a Barred Owl, a rare sight in the city, dazed and standing atilt next to the store's two-story glass facade.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple's new Brooklyn store, macOS root security flaw, Amazon's inroads

12/01/2017, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil talks about his tour of the new downtown Brooklyn Apple store, and some of the details that make it different than stores of the past, while he and Victor also tackle the root user security bug in macOS High Sierra, and Amazon's efforts in video and voice.

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Qualcomm brandishes Palm patents against Apple, seeks ITC ban on iPhone 8 and iPhone X

11/30/2017, 05:11 pm

Qualcomm on Wednesday continued its legal assault against Apple with a pair of filings alleging infringement of in-house and purchased patents, including intellectual property developed by defunct portable device maker Palm.

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First look: Apple's downtown Brooklyn store has custom floors, ceiling to dampen bustling city distractions

11/30/2017, 02:11 pm

New York City is not known for its peace and quiet, and downtown Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal offers plenty of commotion both above and below ground. It's for that reason that Apple's latest flagship retail store was designed to minimize those distractions, with custom made floors and ceilings that dampen street noise and even cut down on ground vibrations.

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Google faces UK class action lawsuit over 2012 Safari privacy settings bypass scandal

11/30/2017, 10:11 am

Google faces the prospect of paying out compensation to iPhone owners in the United Kingdom if an attempted class action lawsuit goes against the firm, with a group taking the search giant to court over its bypassing of privacy controls in Safari that took place from 2011 until 2012.

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Apple says over $30M raised for Global Fund in 2017 through (Red) products

11/30/2017, 09:11 am

In 2017, Apple's sales of various (Product)Red-marked goods -- including special editions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- directed north of $30 million towards the Global Fund, which aims to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

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