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Why you want a macOS home server, and how to get one going

10/14/2017, 03:10 pm

Sure, you can get a network attached storage device, or rely on somebody's cloud -- but, I've run a Mac-based home server for a very long time. Why have I kept one running, and why should you start one? Read on.

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This week on AI: Face ID on 2018 iPad Pro, foldable iPhones, Qualcomm looks to shut down iPhone & more

10/14/2017, 12:10 am

Not content to rest for long, the rumor train steamed forward this week with hints of Face ID on the iPad Pro, a stylus-equipped iPhone, and even a foldable iPhone coming several years down the road. Qualcomm, meanwhile, fired another major salvo in its legal battle with Apple, and an Irish datacenter finally got the green light.

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Apple diversity chief apologizes to staff for statements made at summit

10/13/2017, 11:10 pm

Apple VP of Inclusion and Diversity Denise Young Smith on Friday issued an internal memo to clarify and apologize for comments made during a business summit last week, reiterating that Apple is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Samsung Electronics CEO announces resignation as company forecasts record profits

10/13/2017, 12:10 am

Longtime Apple "frenemy" Samsung Electronics on Friday local time said CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun will resign from management effective March 2018. The surprise announcement comes as the South Korean tech giant forecasts record-breaking quarterly profits on the back of strong memory chip gains.

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Apple to donate $1 million plus matched employee contributions for California wildfire relief

10/12/2017, 03:10 pm

Apple is donating $1 million outright and matching worker donations two-to-one to support relief efforts for the wildfires scorching northern Califoria.

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Apple exploring 360-degree full VR helmet concept

10/12/2017, 02:10 pm

Apple is looking beyond augmented reality in the long run, as a new patent filing suggests the company has examined the potential of full virtual reality kits not just for product testing, but for consumers as well.

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Tim Cook continues European tour, stops by Apple office and sustainable packaging partner

10/12/2017, 11:10 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook continues his tour of Europe, making a brief stop at Apple's offices in Sweden, and continuing to discuss the importance of ARKit to Apple with a local publication.

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Apple investigating automatic blood pressure monitoring technology

10/12/2017, 10:10 am

A new patent application suggests that Apple may be looking into "intelligent blood pressure monitoring" with an alert triggered by parameters set by the user -- or by data collected by wearable sensors such as those found on the Apple Watch.

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Apple's $1 billion Athenry, Ireland data center approved after legal challenges squashed

10/12/2017, 08:10 am

The Irish courts have spoken, and Apple is now permitted to go forward after a long battle over environmental and power concerns for its Athenry, Ireland data center.

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Apple, Google, others say Chinese investment regulations infringe on intellectual property rights

10/12/2017, 02:10 am

A trade group representing a number of high-profile U.S. technology firms, including Apple, Google, and IBM, spoke out against Chinese regulations at an International Trade Commission hearing on Tuesday, saying the Asian country's rules help facilitate intellectual property theft.

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Teen interest in iPhone hits new high of 82%, Apple Music on the rise

10/11/2017, 07:10 pm

Apple products like iPhone and Apple Watch continue enjoy healthy demand from young U.S. consumers, as new data from Piper Jaffray shows a record 82 percent of teens have iPhone in mind as their next smartphone.

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Oculus reveals $199 standalone 'Go' VR headset, drops Rift price to $399

10/11/2017, 04:10 pm

Presenting at an event in San Jose on Wednesday, Facebook's Oculus introduced the Go, a new headset capable of operating without a connected phone, Mac, or Windows PC.

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Apple among 76 companies asking Supreme Court to clarify protections for gay employees

10/11/2017, 01:10 pm

A collection of 76 businesses -- including the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft -- has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case that should clarify whether a law against workplace sex discrimination also covers a worker's sexual orientation.

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OnePlus' OxygenOS found to be linking device IDs to collected analytics data

10/11/2017, 12:10 pm

Smartphone maker OnePlus, a competitor against Apple's iPhone, is both collecting a lot of analytics data from users and linking it to personally identifiable information, according to one security researcher.

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Qualcomm hammered by Taiwan FTC for $773 million for wireless technology antitrust violations

10/11/2017, 11:10 am

The Taiwan courts have handed down a $773 million fine, finding Qualcomm guilty of anti-trust and monopolistic tactics in how it sells its chips to manufacturers -- the same thing that Apple is accusing it of doing.

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Apple opens two Indian 'Mac Labs' teaching music production with Logic Pro X

10/11/2017, 10:10 am

Apple's head of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, appeared in Mumbai, India today to announce the launch of two "Mac Labs" for KM Music Conservatories, an institution founded by musician A.R. Rahman.

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Google Home Mini preview hardware defect causes near-constant listening, uploads to servers

10/11/2017, 10:10 am

The first batch of Google Home Mini hardware distributed at assorted release events had a serious flaw that caused the device to listen in on every noise generated in a house -- and has since been pinned down as a hardware problem with a key feature now temporarily disabled after a firmware update.

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Amazon launches waterproof, 7-inch $250 Kindle Oasis with metal chassis

10/11/2017, 09:10 am

Online retailer Amazon continues to improve its black-and-white e-ink Kindle reader lineup, with its latest model being a new $250 Kindle Oasis with 7-inch display and a waterproof design.

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iPhone X took over two years to develop, marks new chapter in iPhone design, says Jony Ive

10/11/2017, 01:10 am

In a brief interview with Japanese design magazine Casa Brutus, Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive dropped a few interesting tidbits about the development, future technological implications and public reception of iPhone X.

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Apple's Cook repeats benefits of AR in interview, says AR glasses tech not mature

10/10/2017, 09:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his European tour on Tuesday with an interview discussing the benefits of augmented reality and ARKit, which with iOS 11 and a slate of new iPhones has become a major focus for the Cupertino tech giant.

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