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Apple disables Apple Pay for websites selling white supremacist goods

08/16/2017, 06:08 pm

Following recent events in Charlottesville, Va., Apple has disabled Apple Pay support for a number of websites selling apparel and other paraphernalia emblazoned with Nazi symbols and white nationalist imagery.

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Cypress IoT software development kit takes advantage of Apple's new, open HomeKit policy

08/16/2017, 03:08 pm

The chip manufacturer responsible for a wide array of "internet of things" devices, Cypress Semiconductor, has announced an updated version of its development kit, adding HomeKit support and iCloud certification to the package.

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Tony Fadell-backed Keyssa partners with Foxconn, Samsung on fast new wireless data tech

08/16/2017, 03:08 pm

A startup backed by iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell is reportedly partnering with Samsung Electronics, Apple manufacturer Hon Hai/Foxconn, and other firms on a new short-range wireless data standard that could in some cases bypass the need for Wi-Fi or USB.

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Apple shares 'Carpool Karaoke' ads featuring Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, 'Game of Thrones' stars

08/15/2017, 09:08 pm

After last week's "Carpool Karaoke" debut, Apple on Tuesday posted two new teasers for upcoming episodes featuring Ariana Grande and Seth MacFarlane, and "Game of Thrones" stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

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Apple hires former WGN America chief Matt Cherniss to bolster video effort

08/15/2017, 08:08 pm

In efforts to build out its video content production team, Apple has hired former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss, according to a report on Tuesday.

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Schlage Sense smart lock Wi-Fi adapter coming, does not extend HomeKit connectivity

08/15/2017, 12:08 pm

The new Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Wi-Fi Adapter allows for remote control of the house lock from anywhere -- but does not extend Bluetooth range with HomeKit compatibility at all.

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Swift creator Chris Lattner moving to Google Brain's artificial intelligence effort

08/14/2017, 03:08 pm

After a six-month stint at Tesla, one-time Apple engineer and Swift champion Chris Lattner has landed at the Google Brain artificial intelligence project.

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Leaked Microsoft memo points to high initial return rates for Surface Book & Surface Pro 4

08/14/2017, 01:08 pm

Problems with the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 may be responsible for Consumer Reports's recent decision not to recommend the Surface line as a whole, a leaked Microsoft memo suggests.

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Chinese government sets up committee to watch over Apple's new iCloud data center

08/14/2017, 11:08 am

China's Guizhou province is setting up a working committee specifically to oversee Apple's new data center in the region, which was established to comply with cybersecurity laws that went into effect earlier this year.

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Google refuses comment on 'aggressive deployment' of Android spyware app in Play store

08/14/2017, 10:08 am

Google has taken action to curb the spread of Android malware based on "SonicSpy" that besides just exfiltrating personal data from the phone, had the ability to silently record audio, take photos with the camera, make calls, and send text messages.

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Video: 13" vs. 15" 2017 MacBook Pro - which Apple notebook is right for you?

08/12/2017, 02:08 pm

Apple's MacBook Pro lineup was recently updated with faster processors and more affordable configurations, but choosing the best model for your needs can be a tough decision. AppleInsider brings some clarity to the situation, helping you narrow down your choices.

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This week on AI: Apple's 'iPhone 8' September-bound, record share prices & more

08/12/2017, 12:08 am

Leaks about the "iPhone 8" became a flood, perhaps the most important one suggesting that the phone will indeed ship in September, alongside a "7s" and "7s Plus." It was also a record week for Apple on the stock market, as its shares briefly topped $160 apiece.

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Review: Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD solid choice, but little sets it apart from alternatives

08/11/2017, 06:08 pm

Belkin has refreshed its line of Thunderbolt docks for the MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt 3, but besides full charging power for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the new version doesn't do enough to distinguish it from competitors.

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Apple & Ireland 'close to deal' to protect government from losses while holding $17.7B in escrow

08/11/2017, 11:08 am

Apple and the Irish government are reportedly nearing a deal that would shield the latter from losses incurred while holding up to $17.7 billion in Apple cash, including interest -- money that may be due in back taxes following a 2016 European Commission ruling.

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Inside iOS 11: AirPods controls expand with separate left/right earpiece taps, skip track ability

08/11/2017, 10:08 am

Apple's AirPods are currently limited to a trio of controls on both earpieces, but their functionality will be greatly enhanced this fall with the release of iOS 11, giving users the ability to give each wireless pod a separate, customizable function with a double tap.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' ship date, Apple Watch, and HomeKit

08/11/2017, 09:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk conflicting rumors around the "iPhone 8" ship date, the company's rising stock price, and some of the interesting things happening in HomeKit.

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Intel, Toyota & others create 'big data' consortium for self-driving cars

08/10/2017, 05:08 pm

Several major tech and automotive companies -- including Intel, Toyota, and Ericsson -- on Thursday announced a consortium that will build a "big data" ecosystem for use with self-driving cars, as well as related technologies like driver assist and mapping using real-time data.

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eGPU vendor demonstrates AMD Vega card working in High Sierra on Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro

08/10/2017, 11:08 am

External GPU enclosure developer Mantiz posted a Tweet on Thursday of the new AMD Vega PCI-E video card working in its enclosure, connected to a MacBook Pro -- and that likely means that the card will work on Apple's last PCI-E Mac Pro as well in High Sierra.

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25% of Microsoft Surface owners report problems within 2 years, Consumer Reports finds

08/10/2017, 11:08 am

A new, large survey of Microsoft Surface owners found that a quarter of those using the hybrid devices experience problems by the second year of ownership, raising questions about the reliability of the company's iPad and MacBook competitors.

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Apple HomeKit added to Ikea Tradfri smart bulb line with firmware update

08/10/2017, 08:08 am

Ikea has quietly added HomeKit support to its inexpensive Tradfri line of smart bulbs, necessitating a firmware update to the system's bridge to enable.

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