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Video: Wishlist of features and fixes Apple could give the HomePod during WWDC 2018

05/08/2018, 09:05 am

The HomePod shows considerable promise, but even at launch, Apple's smart speaker didn't include all of the features that could help it defeat all of its competitors. AppleInsider writes up a wishlist of things Apple could change to make the HomePod even better.

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Apple agrees to settlement in shareholder derivative complaint over e-book antitrust case [u]

05/07/2018, 10:05 pm

More than two years after Apple was forced to pay out $450 million to resolve an e-books antitrust case, the company is looking to close the book on the long-running debacle, and on Monday informed shareholders that it has agreed to stipulations for settlement of a lingering derivative complaint.

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Apple 'an amazing company' says Microsoft's Bill Gates

05/07/2018, 11:05 am

The Microsoft co-founder, Steve Jobs sparring partner, and one-time savior of Apple said that the company in its current incarnation is "amazing" while speaking to the media.

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Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett not done with Apple stock, 'would love to own 100 percent'

05/07/2018, 08:05 am

The "Oracle of Omaha," who was revealed last week to have made another big investment in Apple, indicated that he's looking at continued investment in Apple in the future.

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Dell XPS 13 9370 vs. Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro, the ultimate comparison

05/05/2018, 03:05 pm

Dell has just updated its 13-inch XPS notebook for 2018 with a number of changes, including a thinner and lighter design, more ports, and the latest Intel processors that up the ante from a dual-core to a quad-core design, while sticking with the same 15-watt power rating. As one of Apple's the biggest competitors in the notebook space, AppleInsider decided to pit the XPS against the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro to see how the two stack up.

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App Roundup: Swift Playgrounds for iOS, Final Cut Pro for macOS, Bear, Tailor, more!

05/05/2018, 08:05 am

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

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This week on AI: iPhone X powers Apple's blockbuster Q2, 'Marzipan' delayed & more

05/05/2018, 12:05 am

Naturally, the big news this week was Apple's $61.1 billion in revenue for the March quarter, fueled in no small part by the iPhone X. We also heard more about Apple's iOS/macOS crossover plans and potential manufacturing delay for a refreshed MacBook Air.

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Apple to open first Latin American global flagship store in early 2019

05/04/2018, 09:05 pm

Construction of Apple's first global flagship store to serve the Latin American market is underway in a Mexico City mall, with the company aiming for a grand opening in early 2019.

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Apple to shut down Texture's Windows app in July

05/04/2018, 02:05 pm

In what may be a signal from its new ownership, Apple is shutting down the Windows client for magazine service Texture after June 30.

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More Spectre-style chip flaws discovered in Intel processors

05/04/2018, 12:05 pm

More waves of patches to plug security holes in processors are on the way, after the discovery that Intel is working to patch more Spectre-style issues in its chips, with eight new vulnerabilities said to be found by security researchers following the Spectre and Meltdown fiasco from earlier this year.

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Twitter urges all 336M users to reset passwords due to hashing bug

05/03/2018, 06:05 pm

Twitter on Thursday issued a security alert recommending its 336 million users change their passwords, the result of an apparent bug that caused some codes to be stored unprotected on an internal log.

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Apple opens applications for 400 spots at 2018 Developer Academy in Italy

05/03/2018, 11:05 am

Apple on Thursday announced that it's taking applications for its 2018 Developer Academy in Naples, Italy, accepting people not just from Italy but around the world.

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Cambridge Analytica shuts down in wake of Facebook data scandal [u]

05/03/2018, 09:05 am

With mounting legal fees and vanishing clients in the wake of revelations about its use of Facebook data, political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and its British parent company, SCL Elections, are shutting down -- though another company may be taking its place. [Updated with Emerdata info]

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Apple, other tech companies continue to resist encryption backdoor proposals by FBI, U.S. DOJ

05/02/2018, 02:05 pm

A group made up of Apple and other major technology companies is increasing its efforts to fight attempts by government agencies to force the addition of encryption backdoors, following reports US law enforcement bodies are forming new proposals to gain access to protected data.

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Nokia to sell off failed health division to Withings co-founder

05/02/2018, 09:05 am

Finland's Nokia is abandoning its foray into health hardware and services, selling off that unit to Eric Carreel -- one of the founders of Withings, which was acquired just two years ago to form the core of the division.

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Architect of Apple's successful renewable energy program lands at electric motor firm

05/01/2018, 11:05 pm

Mike Petouhoff, who helped Apple reach a lofty 100 percent renewable energy goal as the company's Global Energy Team Leader, has joined Software Motor Company to help build a new breed of highly efficient electric motor.

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Apple meets with California DMV officials to discuss autonomous vehicles

05/01/2018, 08:05 pm

A handful of high-ranking California Department of Motor Vehicles officials met with Apple employees in April to discuss facets of the company's ongoing autonomous car program, according to a report on Tuesday.

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Apple's rumored Conde Nast purchase bid would further amplify Apple News

05/01/2018, 03:05 pm

Rumors suggest that Apple may be looking to boost Apple News content with a purchase of magazine publisher Conde Nast, the owner of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Wired.

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Oculus Go virtual reality headset starts shipping for $199 in 23 countries

05/01/2018, 02:05 pm

The FaceBook-owned Oculus has started shipping the Go, a low-cost virtual reality headset that works without needing to be connected to a smartphone, Mac, or Windows PC, with the entry-level head-mounted display available to purchase in North America today.

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Tim Cook meets with Congressional Black Caucus members as part of diversity push

05/01/2018, 11:05 am

Apple took part Monday in the Congressional Black Caucus' visit to Silicon Valley, as Tim Cook hosted the CBC members at Apple Park.

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