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New Apple invention would allow for complex, multi-axis haptic feedback

07/19/2016, 09:07 am

An Apple patent published on Tuesday suggests interest in a haptic feedback motor that could vibrate in different directions, depending on a device's orientation.

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Apple squashes FaceTime bug that facilitated eavesdropping on calls

07/18/2016, 08:07 pm

Apple in a pair of security updates for iOS and OS X on Monday addressed a FaceTime vulnerability that allows attackers to surreptitiously maintain audio connectivity in a seemingly terminated FaceTime call.

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Apple issues third betas of iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 [updated]

07/18/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday provided developers with the third pre-release betas of three of its four upcoming platform updates, squashing bugs and addressing issues with iOS 10 and tvOS 10, as well as watchOS 3. A new macOS Sierra build, however, did not arrive.

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Softbank to acquire Apple chip designing partner ARM for $32 billion

07/18/2016, 08:07 am

In a massive deal valued at $32 billion, Japanese company Softbank announced on Monday that it will acquire ARM Holdings, the company that designs specifications for low-power mobile processors, including the A-series chips found in Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Review: Atlas Wristband 2 makes some improvements, but not enough

07/17/2016, 02:07 am

Atlas' first Wristband was an ambitious but ultimately failed attempt to build a fitness tracker geared toward strength training, instead of just cardio-oriented activities like running and cycling. The second-generation model makes some modest improvements, but doesn't solve some of the fundamental complaints we had.

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This week on AI: Pulling the curtain back on 'iPhone 7,' an Apple TV show, Pokemon GO & more

07/16/2016, 05:07 am

"iPhone 7" leaks returned with a vengeance this week, giving us what may be a near-final glimpse of the product. News didn't stop there however, with word about a TV series co-produced by Apple, a French research center, and of course the hype juggernaut that is Pokemon GO.

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Microsoft says Windows 10 will miss goal of 1 billion device installs by 2018

07/15/2016, 03:07 pm

Microsoft won't meet its high ambitions of having Windows 10 installed on 1 billion devices by 2018, owing to the decision to scale back its Windows phone business, the company acknowledged on Friday.

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AppleInsider podcast talks watchOS emergency calls, Campus 2 glass, 'iPhone 7' rumors

07/15/2016, 09:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss iOS 10, watchOS 3 and emergency calling, as well as special glass made just for Campus 2, all the latest in iPhone 7 rumors, and Pokémon Go taking over the world.

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Nest Cam Outdoor upgrades original Nest Cam with more rugged design

07/14/2016, 10:07 am

Google's Nest division on Thursday announced the Nest Cam Outdoor, a version of its app-connected Nest Cam upgraded to handle the specific demands of exterior security.

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Supreme Court to hear Apple v. Samsung appeal on Oct. 11

07/13/2016, 10:07 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court released a schedule of its upcoming October term sessions on Wednesday, announcing it will hear Samsung's appeal of a contentious patent lawsuit involving Apple on Oct. 11.

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Rumor: Apple latest bidder for Formula 1 race series

07/13/2016, 09:07 pm

According to rumors aired on Wednesday, Apple might be in the market to take ownership of embattled high-speed racing series Formula One as a means to increase automotive industry visibility ahead of "Apple Car."

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Decision in EU probe of Apple's Irish tax deals expected in September or October

07/13/2016, 06:07 pm

Following a meeting with European Commission chief Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday, Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said he expects the EU antitrust regulator to reach a decision in its investigation into Apple's Ireland tax agreements by September or October.

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Inside Apple Campus 2 and its vast expanses of sedak glass

07/13/2016, 11:07 am

Apple's ambitious Campus 2 project makes extensive use of massive glass panels built by German fabricator sedak, specifically chosen to blur the lines between office space inside and serene landscapes outside, much the same way that the company's products seek to blur the line between hardware and software.

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Open casting call begins for first original Apple TV series 'Planet of the Apps'

07/12/2016, 08:07 pm

Television production company Propagate on Tuesday announced the start of an open casting call for "Planet of the Apps," an original series about the app economy coproduced by Apple.

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Privacy Shield gives US firms new pact for accessing European data

07/12/2016, 04:07 pm

On Tuesday a new pact, Privacy Shield, went into effect between the U.S. and the European Union, giving American companies a simpler alternative to dealing with the E.U.'s normal data protection rules when shuttling data across the Atlantic.

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Apple donates $1M to China NGO to assist flood relief efforts

07/11/2016, 10:07 pm

Apple recently became the first U.S. company to donate to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), a non-governmental organization helping with flood relief efforts after heavy rains impacted millions along the Yangtze river region.

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US Treasury Secretary to meet with EU antitrust head, try to block collection of Apple back taxes

07/11/2016, 03:07 pm

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is reportedly meeting with the head of the European Union's antitrust efforts, Margrethe Vestager, ahead of an anticipated ruling on whether the Irish government will have to collect back taxes from Apple.

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iDevices HomeKit accessories add Amazon Alexa voice control

07/11/2016, 01:07 pm

The Siri-friendly iDevices stable of smart home gadgets has now been enhanced with Amazon Alexa compatibility, giving users more flexibility in voice control options.

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Profile highlights blind Apple engineer working on accessibility tech

07/10/2016, 06:07 pm

A profile published on Sunday details the experiences and work of Jordyn Castor, a blind Apple engineer now developing technologies like VoiceOver with company's accessibility design and quality team.

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Review: Synology's DiskStation DS216j offers affordable yet advanced network storage

07/10/2016, 03:07 am

The DiskStation DS216j NAS is positioned near the bottom of Synology's consumer level network storage product range, but advanced software integration and a configurable design means the system can easily serve up to a small business.

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