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Amazon's Music Unlimited upgrades with monthly & annual Family plans

11/16/2016, 03:11 pm

Amazon on Wednesday launched two Family plans for subscribers to Music Unlimited, its recently-launched competitor to on-demand services like Spotify and Apple Music.

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Valve developer claims macOS SteamVR release coming in the next few months

11/16/2016, 02:11 pm

Reiterated by a report on Wednesday, an executive for Valve's Steam digital delivery platform has declared that preliminary versions of the company's VR platform will be available for macOS and Linux very soon.

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Manhattan DA's office says it has 423 uncracked Apple devices in evidence room

11/16/2016, 11:11 am

The Manhattan district attorney's office now has 423 uncrackable devices in its evidence room, all of them Apple products running iOS 8 or later, according to a new report.

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Apple-authorized reseller in Czech Republic expects AirPods to be available in December

11/16/2016, 10:11 am

Announced back in September, Apple's completely wireless AirPods still do not have a concrete shipping date, though one international reseller claims they won't arrive this month, instead becoming available in December.

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Apple Music nabs exclusive streaming rights to star-studded '808' documentary

11/15/2016, 09:11 pm

Apple has secured exclusive first access rights to "808," a documentary film chronicling the impact the Roland TR-808 programmable drum machine had, and continues to have despite its discontinuation 33 years ago, on the music making world.

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Jony Ive speaks on means and methods of 'Designed by Apple in California' book

11/15/2016, 04:11 pm

In an interview about the new "Designed by Apple in California" coffee-table book, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive speaks about how the title was composed, documentation of the processes used to build the products in the book, and Apple's history.

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Monitoring software on some US Android phones sent text messages, location info to China [u]

11/15/2016, 03:11 pm

Pre-installed software on some Android phones from a developer contracted to develop the software for an undisclosed Chinese manufacturer sends the contents of text messages composed on the device, in addition to other user metadata, to a server in China.

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Apple finalizing deal for $50M AU store in central Melbourne - report

11/15/2016, 10:11 am

Apple is nearing a deal to build a major A$50 million store in the Australian city of Melbourne, a report said on Tuesday.

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'Designed by Apple in California' book released in $200 and $300 editions [u]

11/15/2016, 08:11 am

Apple on Tuesday announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products ranging from the original iMac to the Apple Pencil.

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Apple patent refines health monitoring headphone invention to accommodate AirPods

11/15/2016, 02:11 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent that extends a nearly decade-old invention covering a wearable sports and health monitoring device, specifically incorporating language that seemingly accommodates platform features introduced with the new AirPods wireless headphones.

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Apple exploring glasses wearable with potential AR technology, report says

11/14/2016, 08:11 pm

Adding to rumors that Apple will soon enter the augmented reality market, a report on Monday claims the company is working on a pair of "digital glasses" that overlays images and other useful information onto a user's field of vision.

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Samsung buys Harman for $8B in deal that could pave way for 'Apple Car' competition

11/14/2016, 09:11 am

Chief Apple rival Samsung Electronics on Monday announced plans to buy Harman International Industries for $8 billion, in a move that could signal its intention to compete against Apple and Google in smartcar technology.

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This week on AI: Refurb iPhones, Powerbeats3, first Touch Bar MacBook Pros get ready to ship & more

11/12/2016, 08:11 am

While Apple prepared its first shipments of Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros, it meanwhile launched its first refurbished iPhone sales in years, and Beats' Powerbeats3 headphones, which AppleInsider gave a first look.

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AT&T to throttle streaming video quality by default in 2017

11/11/2016, 10:11 pm

AT&T on Friday announced Stream Saver, an upcoming "data-saving" feature that automatically reduces high-resolution streaming video content to standard definition DVD quality for mobile service subscribers, including those with unlimited data plans.

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Craft sales platform Etsy adds support for Apple Pay on the web

11/11/2016, 03:11 pm

Etsy on Friday launched support for web-based Apple Pay transactions, marking a small but significant expansion of the technology.

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Tim Cook celebrates Veterans Day with picture of ex-military employed by Apple

11/11/2016, 11:11 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to commemorate Veterans Day, with a photo featuring some of the veterans that work at the company's Cupertino campus.

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AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, the meaning of 'Pro,' and iPhone news

11/11/2016, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan discuss MacBook Pros, what makes a Pro machine 'Pro', and the latest in iPhone news and rumors.

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@AppleSupport picks up Twitter award for customer service

11/10/2016, 03:11 pm

Twitter on Thursday handed Apple's official support account a Gold #Customer prize, coming as part of the first annual Twitter Awards, meant to recognize the social network's advertising partners.

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Best Buy 2016 Black Friday deals include $50 off Apple Watch, $200 off 5K iMac, more

11/10/2016, 02:11 pm

Electronics retailer Best Buy has also made public its 2016 "Black Friday" deal assortment, with the vendor offering lower prices on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, a MacBook Air, and two models of iMac including one 5K configuration.

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Apple publishes 2016 Holiday Gifts guide promoting iPhone 7, other core products

11/10/2016, 11:11 am

Apple on Thursday published its annual holiday gift guide, this year putting an even stronger marketing spotlight on its core products.

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