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Adobe research creates AI tool for transferring image styles between photographs

03/30/2017, 11:03 am

Users of Adobe's image editing software may see a new creative option added to the tools in the future, thanks to artificial intelligence research conducted by Adobe and Cornell University that can make changes to a photograph by transferring the style and other elements from another source.

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Apple sticking with climate change fight despite Trump administration regulation loosening

03/30/2017, 09:03 am

Apple, Google, and Microsoft have banded together with a number of major corporations in the United States keeping to their pledges to combat climate change, despite actions by President Donald Trump to try and free companies from constraints in environmental policies put in place by the Obama administration.

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Apple Mail engineering manager heads to Readdle to work on Spark email client

03/29/2017, 01:03 pm

A former engineering manager on Apple's Mail app, Terry Blanchard, has left the company to play a key role in developing Readdle's Spark email client, according to an announcement.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 fires first salvo against Apple's 'iPhone 8' with 'Infinity' display, AR & more

03/29/2017, 12:03 pm

Samsung on Wednesday confirmed a multitude of rumors by announcing its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 -- a device with an OLED "Infinity" display and no physical home button, much like Apple's rumored "iPhone 8."

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Samsung retail outlet in Singapore catches fire ahead of Galaxy S8 launch

03/29/2017, 11:03 am

Samsung's long period of bad luck doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon, after one of the manufacturer's stores in Singapore caught fire early on Tuesday morning, with the incident occurring the day before the South Korean electronics giant reveals the Galaxy S8 smartphone.

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Trump using new iPhone to tweet despite prior calls for Apple boycott

03/29/2017, 04:03 am

President Donald Trump is the proud owner of a new iPhone. America's commander-in-chief is now confirmed to be tweeting from a device he called on supporters to boycott during last year's campaign, citing the tech giant's refusal to cooperate with authorities investigating the San Bernardino shootings.

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Urbanears launches Connected Speakers with built-in support for Apple AirPlay

03/28/2017, 10:03 am

Though new AirPlay accessories are seemingly few and far between these days, Urbanears on Tuesday announced a lineup of standalone speakers that support Apple's Wi-Fi-based music streaming protocol.

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Apple mulls joining reported SoftBank-backed investment in Didi to avoid dilution of existing stake

03/28/2017, 12:03 am

Japanese tech giant SoftBank is reportedly in talks to back a $6 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, a move that could dilute stakes of existing backers like Apple.

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Video recap: Apple releases iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4 and watchOS 3.2

03/27/2017, 08:03 pm

Apple this week issued firmware updates for its major platforms, introducing all new features like Find My AirPods for iOS and Theater Mode for Apple Watch, as well as bringing Night Shift to Mac.

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Facebook hires former Apple designer Michael Hillman to take charge of VR hardware at Oculus

03/27/2017, 03:03 pm

Facebook is taking on Michael Hillman -- a person with 15 years at Apple, including key work on the company's Mac desktops -- as the head of hardware at its Oculus VR division.

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Apple opens developer lottery registration for WWDC 2017 tickets

03/27/2017, 01:03 pm

Starting immediately and extending through Friday morning, developers can now sign up for the ticket lottery for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose.

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Apple's 2017 Supplier Responsibility Report reveals 2.4M workers taught rights, carbon emissions cut

03/27/2017, 12:03 pm

The welfare of workers employed by Apple's partners is continuing to improve, according to the iPhone producer's latest annual Supplier Responsibility Report, with the firms audited also found to be following its lead in becoming more environmentally friendly with their production processes.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook tapped to advise President Trump's 'Office of American Innovation'

03/27/2017, 10:03 am

On Monday U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new White House agency dubbed the "Office of American Innovation," staffed by former business executives and advised by current ones -- among them Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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This week on AI: Apple's $329 'budget' iPad, red iPhones, hacking threats & more

03/25/2017, 01:03 am

It was a very busy week for Apple, headlined by several surprise announcements on Tuesday, including a new "budget" iPad and a (Product)Red iPhone 7. A hacking group tried to hold Apple iCloud accounts hostage, and WikiLeaks released details of Mac and iOS exploits used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency -- just for a start.

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New Apple Park drone footage reveals occupied research and development building, landscaping progress

03/24/2017, 04:03 pm

Following a break in nasty weather, the latest drone footage of Apple Park shows yet more landscaping progress, an occupied research and development building, and the removal of most of the heavy-lifting machinery from the campus.

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US Senate votes to allow ISPs to sell personal data to advertisers without opt-out safeguards

03/24/2017, 12:03 pm

The U.S. Senate has voted in favor of overturning privacy rules instituted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, which -- if the measure survives a second vote in the House of Representatives -- will allow internet service providers to sell customer data to advertisers without people having a say.

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Industry so far 'lukewarm' towards Samsung's post-Note 7 battery testing standards

03/24/2017, 10:03 am

Carriers and phone makers have so far largely ignored Samsung's efforts to promote its new battery testing procedure -- created in the aftermath of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 -- as a possible industry standard, a report said on Friday.

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Report verifies some iCloud credentials held by hacker group as valid

03/24/2017, 02:03 am

A hacker group attempting to hold Apple ransom with claims it has hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials in its possession recently sent a batch of 54 UK-based accounts for testing, all of which were deemed legitimate.

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Apple responds to latest WikiLeaks CIA document dump, says iPhone and Mac exploits fixed

03/23/2017, 10:03 pm

Apple issued a statement in response to Thursday's WikiLeaks release of CIA-gathered iPhone and Mac exploits, saying a preliminary assessment reveals the vulnerabilities to be years old and long since patched.

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Rare photos of 'Apple II Forever' media event surface, reveal Apple keynote progenitor

03/23/2017, 08:03 pm

A set of photographs taken during Apple's 1984 announcement of the Apple IIc surfaced online on Thursday, showing company cofounders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak taking part in a media bonanza that would serve as a model of contemporary Apple keynotes.

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