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Apple Pay ranks as fifth most common payment platform on most popular websites

11/09/2016, 12:11 pm

By some metrics Apple Pay now ranks fifth in marketshare of the Web payments industry, according to new analytics data, although it still has a long road to tread before becoming commonplace.

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GoPro issues recall of Karma drone, in-flight power loss leads to crashes

11/09/2016, 08:11 am

Sports camera and drone manufacturer GoPro has issued a recall of the recently released Karma drone, after only 16 days on the market.

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Ireland to submit appeal of EU's $14.5B Apple tax ruling on Wednesday

11/08/2016, 04:11 pm

The Irish government is about to formally submit its appeal of the European Commission's tax ruling on Apple, Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced on Tuesday.

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Tesla buys Grohmann Engineering to speed up electric car manufacturing

11/08/2016, 01:11 pm

While Apple is still deciding whether or not to design its own electric car, Tesla has announced its acquisition of Grohmann Engineering, which could help dramatically increase output of the Model S, X, and 3.

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Apple Pay holiday promotions offer online shoppers free rush shipping, discounts, rewards

11/08/2016, 12:11 pm

A new initiative intended to drive Apple Pay use on the web, coinciding with the debut of Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro, offers shoppers exclusive offers and discounts this holiday season.

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Netflix soon to be added to video options for Comcast X1 customers

11/08/2016, 10:11 am

Movie streaming service Netflix will be available to Comcast subscribers with an X1 set-top box as soon as November 10, but won't be exempt from the 1TB data cap recently levied against a good portion of Comcast's internet customers.

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Investigators raid Samsung's Korean HQ amidst country's presidential scandal

11/08/2016, 09:11 am

South Korean prosecutors raided the headquarters of Apple rival Samsung on Tuesday, looking for evidence that the company might have illegally offered gifts to Choi Soon-sil, a woman accused of exploiting her connections to President Park Geun-hye.

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Samsung takes out full-page ad to apologize to Galaxy Note 7 users for quality issues

11/08/2016, 08:11 am

Attempting to put the Galaxy Note 7 debacle behind it, Samsung has paid for a full-page apology to consumers that appeared on Tuesday in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

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Apple patents augmented reality mapping system for iPhone

11/08/2016, 04:11 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing an augmented reality mapping system that harnesses iPhone hardware to overlay visual enhancements onto live video, lending credence to recent rumors suggesting the company plans to implement an iOS-based AR strategy in the near future.

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Apple hires talent, buys technology from bankrupt streaming music startup Omnifone

11/07/2016, 07:11 pm

Apple recently hired a handful of former employees and purchased key technology from defunct streaming music startup Omnifone, a report said Monday, clearing up rumors suggesting Apple acquired the now bankrupt company earlier this year.

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Samsung to debut Viv-based AI assistant alongside Galaxy S8

11/07/2016, 03:11 pm

Samsung on Monday confirmed plans to include a new AI assistant with its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, which should make use of the technology it acquired from Viv -- a firm founded by some of the people behind Apple's Siri.

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After iAd's death, Apple will move Apple News ad sales to NBCUniversal -- report

11/07/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple is shunting responsibility for the ads seen on Apple News to NBCUniversal's ad sales department, and is keeping all other details of the now defunct iAd service intact for content producers, according to a recent report.

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New Chinese cybersecurity law will force Apple to keep data on local servers, aid gov't. searches

11/07/2016, 12:11 pm

The Chinese parliament has officially approved new electronic security legislation, due to go into effect in June 2017, which could force companies like Apple to make changes to how they handle their data infrastructure -- particularly if they're concerned about privacy.

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Fake apps on Apple App Stores seeing a pre-holiday surge, purges ongoing

11/07/2016, 12:11 pm

Fake apps have always been a problem to some extent on Apple's App Stores, with the latest round from China focusing on brands without dedicated apps, as well as online shopping from existing ones in an attempt to steal customer data and financial information.

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Irish government agrees to fast-track complaints over Apple datacenter

11/07/2016, 10:11 am

The Irish High Court has reportedly agreed to put Apple on its commercial list, fast-tracking the resolution of legal objections over its planned datacenter near Athenry.

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Apple seeks financial incentives before setting up Indian manufacturing

11/07/2016, 09:11 am

Apple is seeking financial handouts from the Indian government before setting up a manufacturing unit in the country, according to a new report.

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This week on AI: Wireless charging for 'iPhone 8,' AirPods due date & more

11/05/2016, 09:11 am

News quieted down in a bit in the wake of Apple's Oct. 27 MacBook Pro event, but as usual in the Apple world, there were still rumors about the company's plans -- among them talk about wireless charging in the "iPhone 8," and the unexpected delay of its AirPods.

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Three Apple PR specialists leave company for new jobs at Ford, Tesla

11/04/2016, 07:11 pm

Amid rumors that Apple is reining in an ambitious automotive project from a full-fledged car to supporting software and hardware systems, three public relations team members, including a director of corporate communications, have left the company for carmakers Ford and Tesla.

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AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro and Bluetooth headphones

11/04/2016, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss the MacBook Pro, why it wasn't more generously equipped, and Bluetooth headphone options.

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Vimeo to launch paid subscription service vying against Netflix & YouTube

11/03/2016, 02:11 pm

Vimeo is readying a new site-wide subscription service, the interim CEO of the video-sharing platform announced this week via an earnings report.

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