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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users reportedly unable to recharge completely flat battery

01/01/2018, 12:01 pm

Samsung's Note line of smartphones is continuing to have battery-related issues, with reports of owners discovering their Note 8 fails to recharge at all once the power level for the battery hits zero percent, a problem the South Korean electronics giant has acknowledged and is attempting to rectify.

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This week on AI: Apple bows to pressure on iPhone batteries, iMac Pro ships, Amazon Echo wins Christmas & more

12/30/2017, 12:12 am

It might nominally be the holidays, but perhaps not for many people at Apple, as the company scrambled to deal with an ever-growing scandal over its decision to slow down iPhones with weak batteries.

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Analyst guesswork sets unrealistic expectations for Apple's iPhone in 2018, forgets iPad exists

12/29/2017, 12:12 pm

Prognosticating sales of tech products can be a difficult and thankless job, particularly when the companies selling the products themselves don't announce sales figures. But that doesn't excuse inconsistencies, unrealistic projections, or a lack of critical thinking skills.

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Chicago flagship Apple Retail store roof not well suited for snow, ice

12/28/2017, 07:12 pm

Apple's North Michigan Ave., Chicago retail store is having a problem with snow and ice falls off the roof, and has roped off areas of the surrounding court to protect shoppers.

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Apple to start surveying 'Today at Apple' participants next month

12/28/2017, 03:12 pm

Beginning in January, Apple will start collecting feedback from everyone who attends one of the company's free "Today at Apple" sessions at its retail stores.

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Italian clothing maker defeats Apple, wins rights to use 'Steve Jobs' trademark

12/28/2017, 01:12 pm

The founders of an Italian clothing company operating under the name of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have won the rights to continue using that branding, in spite of a long-running Apple legal challenge.

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Apple's first store in Saudi Arabia could open in 2019

12/28/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple is reportedly readying its first store in Saudi Arabia, though a grand opening could be as distant as two years out.

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Computer History Museum will host Apple Lisa source code following review

12/28/2017, 07:12 am

Preservationists have extracted the source code and some launch software for Apple's Mac predecessor, the Apple Lisa, and are intending to make it available from the Computer History Museum after Apple examines and releases it for publication.

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Citing security, Apple's board mandates CEO Tim Cook use private jet for all business & personal travel

12/28/2017, 12:12 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook earned a whopping $102 million in pay and awards in 2017, along with the perk of flying private wherever he travels. But the latter decision wasn't his -- it was mandated by the company's board of directors, who are concerned about his safety.

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South Korean prosecutors seeking extended 12-year sentence for Samsung heir apparent Jay Y. Lee

12/27/2017, 07:12 pm

Prosecutors have appealed a lesser five-year sentence, and are requesting that the South Korean court system extend the prison term for Samsung executive Jay Y. Lee already found guilty of bribery.

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Apple app staple PCalc celebrates 25 years since scientific calculator debuted on Mac System 7

12/27/2017, 02:12 pm

This month marks the 25th anniversary of PCalc, an award winning scientific calculator that debuted on the Mac back in 1992. Since then, it has expanded to virtually all of Apple's platforms, including iOS, watchOS, and even tvOS.

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First look: Diminutive Dride Zero dash cam aims at Apple-esque setup and use

12/27/2017, 08:12 am

Dride is an Israeli startup set up with the intent to make iPhone-compatible dashcams easy to install and to use with the ultimate goal of making people drive safer, and AppleInsider paid them a visit.

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AT&T workforce stricken with over 2000 layoffs U.S-wide days after $1000 tax reform bonus check

12/26/2017, 05:12 pm

In the days before Christmas, AT&T and DirecTV gave layoff notices to a large number of landline, legacy service, and home installers spanning the country -- and more are coming.

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Why Apple's Siri needs to become an 'ambient' ecosystem to compete against Amazon & Google

12/26/2017, 02:12 pm

The HomePod -- now due in 2018 -- will mark Apple's first real attempt at making Siri an "ambient" voice assistant. Arguably, though, the company needs to push a lot harder if it wants people to choose Siri over alternatives from Amazon and Google.

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How to backup and wipe your old iPhone or iPad before selling it or passing it on

12/26/2017, 01:12 pm

While those who receive iPhones and iPads this holiday season may be quick to set up their shiny new device, not everyone puts as much thought into preparing their old hardware for sale or regifting. AppleInsider details how to back up your data from the old hardware, as well as wiping it ready for its new owner.

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This week on AI: iOS apps headed to Mac, Apple's iPhone battery controversy, Apple TV back at Amazon & more

12/23/2017, 12:12 am

Even with many people heading home for Christmas, there was still plenty of Apple news on tap -- including rumors of iOS apps coming to the Mac, and the company admitting that it slows down iPhones based on battery performance.

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Home security camera company Blink bought out by Amazon

12/22/2017, 01:12 pm

After fulfilling a $1 million crowd-funding campaign for a debut security camera, shipping a second, and announcing a third Blink has been bought by Amazon for undisclosed terms, likely dashing any hopes for HomeKit integration.

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Eric Schmidt stepping down from role as Alphabet's executive chairman

12/21/2017, 05:12 pm

Long-time Google and Alphabet executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has announced his intention to transition to a "technical advisor" role -- but will keep a seat on the board of directors.

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Some versions of Windows 10's facial recognition can be fooled by photos

12/21/2017, 03:12 pm

Although the issue has been patched through Microsoft's Fall Creators Update, outdated versions of Windows 10's Hello facial recognition can be spoofed with a photo, a German security firm said this week.

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After $1.9 billion and seven years, secretive Magic Leap teases Lightwear AR headset

12/20/2017, 10:12 am

Virtual and augmented reality company Magic Leap has taken the lid off the project that is has been working on for the last seven years, and has debuted the Magic Leap One Lightwear goggles and required wearable computer, with the set to ship at some point in 2018.

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