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This week on AI: 'iPhone SE 2,' premium Apple News, 2018 iPhone timetables & more

04/21/2018, 12:04 am

Apple has many irons in the fire -- and some of the latest are said to include an "iPhone SE 2," a paid news subscription service, and big environmental projects.

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Apple sends emails to WWDC 2018 scholarship winners

04/20/2018, 05:04 pm

After three weeks of deliberations, Apple on Friday sent out notifications of acceptance to students and STEM organization members who applied for a scholarship to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Siri on Apple HomePods being triggered by ad for NBA on TNT

04/20/2018, 09:04 am

Advertisers are beginning to target the wakeword for Apple's Siri assistant in the same way they've previously gone after Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant users, anecdotes suggest.

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Original Mac designer Susan Kare to receive prestigious AIGA medal

04/19/2018, 11:04 pm

Susan Kare, a former Apple designer known to many as the "woman who gave the Macintosh a smile," will later this month receive an American Institute of Graphic Arts medal, an honor bestowed upon visual arts icons including Richard Avedon, Paul Rand, and Charles and Ray Eames.

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Apple's 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report zeroes in on renewable energy, takes flak from Greenpeace

04/19/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple on Thursday published its 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report, with an emphasis on its recent renewable energy achievements and plans to push them further. Greenpeace, however, took the opportunity to slam the company's efforts, saying it should be focusing on other issues.

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Apple-owned FoundationDB open sources the core technology at the heart of iCloud

04/19/2018, 02:04 pm

Apple's FoundationDB on Thursday announced that its namesake distributed datastore tech for organizations has been turned into an open-source project, allowing public-driven customization and expansion.

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Apple ushers in most advanced iPhone recycling robot 'Daisy' alongside Earth Day donations

04/19/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple is continuing to further its environmental credentials by announcing a number of initiatives ahead of Earth Day, including charitable donations for devices received as part of the Apple GiveBack program, and the introduction of a new iPhone recycling robot called Daisy.

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Intel to shutter New Devices Group, disband team behind AR smart glasses

04/19/2018, 12:04 am

After numerous failed attempts to break into the wearables market, Intel plans to pull the plug on its New Devices Group, a project in which the company invested hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Qualcomm cutting jobs amidst financial woes, legal battle with Apple

04/18/2018, 10:04 pm

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday confirmed it is conducting layoffs as part of cost-cutting measures announced in January. The firm is fighting to remain afloat after a tumultuous few months that saw a failed hostile takeover by Broadcom, multiple government inquiries into unsavory business practices and a protracted legal war with Apple.

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Apple support site issue preventing users from booking Genius Bar visits at Apple stores [u]

04/18/2018, 11:04 am

A number of Apple customers are not able make appointments for the Genius Bar, with reports users unable to reserve a spot for support at their local Apple Retail outlet, a problem that Apple is working to fix as soon as possible. [Updated]

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Apple's Chinese sales at risk after FCC forwards security ban targeting Huawei, ZTE

04/17/2018, 11:04 pm

Apple could soon find itself caught in the middle of a quickly escalating trade skirmish between the U.S. and China. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday moved forward with plans to limit sales of certain Chinese telecommunications products, a move that leaves America's high-tech industry open to tit-for-tat retaliations.

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IRS digital tax filing systems mostly down as midnight deadline approaches [u]

04/17/2018, 02:04 pm

The Internal Revenue Service's electronic filing system has failed for reasons unknown, and the agency has been attempting to solve the problem for nearly eight hours with no success.

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Apple to expand AI and machine learning office in Seattle, making room for 475 people

04/17/2018, 10:04 am

Apple is reportedly on the verge of moving into another floor at Seattle's Two Union Square, giving the company a presence on five floors of the skyscraper.

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Apple expected to launch paid news subscription service on back of Texture magazine buy

04/17/2018, 07:04 am

As part of folding the Texture "Netflix for magazines" service into its own products, Apple appears poised to fire up a premium subscription offering integrating curated news to continue to grow services revenue.

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'Last Week Tonight' with John Oliver skewers Apple, CEO Tim Cook on taxes

04/16/2018, 01:04 pm

On Sunday night's episode of HBO's "Last Week Tonight," host John Oliver talked about companies placing profits overseas in order to avoid U.S. taxes -- specifically using Apple and CEO Tim Cook as an example.

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App Roundup: Canary for iOS, Handbrake 1.1.0 for Mac, plus Office 2016 for Mac, Moog Model D, more!

04/14/2018, 07:04 am

In the constantly-changing landscape of the App Store and the software marketplace, new apps and updates to existing titles are announced all the time. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app introductions and software updates for iOS and macOS that surfaced in the past week.

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This week on AI: Apple's iPhone 8 goes RED, legal battles, Asimov's 'Foundation' & more

04/14/2018, 12:04 am

Apple launched (PRODUCT)RED versions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, from which a portion of sales will go to fight diseases like AIDS. There was plenty of other news this week, including legal dramas and rumors about upcoming iPhones.

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Apple memo reveals 29 leakers caught last year, urges staff to stop leaking confidential information

04/13/2018, 03:04 pm

Apple has warned its employees about the dangers of leaking confidential information to the media, advising in a leaked internal memo that the company is still fighting to sniff out leakers, in its ongoing attempts to protect details about future products from being made public ahead of schedule.

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Wish List: 14 new HomeKit features we want to see from Apple

04/13/2018, 11:04 am

Compared to where it was only a couple years ago, HomeKit has progressed immensely. The number of supported accessories is growing exponentially, third-party apps are increasingly powerful, and Apple continues to add additional features and functionality. Now that WWDC is approaching, we wanted to think about how HomeKit could most improve.

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Kuo: Apple losing AR lead to low-cost competitors, lack of software innovation to blame

04/12/2018, 12:04 am

Apple is frittering away its lead in the augmented reality space after setting a rapid pace with ARKit in iOS 11 and advanced hardware in iPhone and iPad, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who sees Chinese upstart Oppo gaining ground with less complex -- and less expensive -- solutions.

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