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AirPods vs. Powerbeats3: Which Apple W1 headphones are better for working out and exercising?

02/18/2017, 01:02 am

Apple now has four pairs of headphones on the market with its proprietary W1 wireless chip, allowing for simpler Bluetooth pairing and better connectivity. But only two of those headphones are really well suited for workouts: Apple's AirPods and the Powerbeats3. AppleInsider helps you decide which pair is right for you.

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This week on AI: WWDC 2017, virtual buttons on 'iPhone 8,' BeatsX review & more

02/18/2017, 12:02 am

Apple announced the dates for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, set to return to San Jose for the first time in well over a decade. Meanwhile, yet more hints about Apple's iPhone plans emerged, including a claim that the OLED iPhone will replace the home button with a virtual "function area."

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GM & Lyft to deploy 'thousands' of self-driving Bolts in 2018 - report

02/17/2017, 04:02 pm

Forging ahead of other self-driving tech makers like Apple and Waymo, General Motors is reportedly planning to test "thousands" of self-driving Chevy Bolts in partnership with Lyft, starting in 2018.

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Sprint, T-Mobile merger under consideration again, given change in US regulatory climate

02/17/2017, 04:02 pm

After laying fallow for two and a half years, the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint may be lurching back to life, given the change in the U.S. government, and a new willingness by SoftBank to cede control of Sprint to the combined company's master.

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Hands on: D-Link Omna 180, the first Apple HomeKit security camera

02/17/2017, 12:02 pm

This week, accessory maker D-Link began shipping the Omna 180, the first security camera on the market boasting compatibility with Apple's HomeKit line of smart home accessories. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new hardware that can keep your home safe.

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Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrested for part in South Korean corruption scandal

02/17/2017, 10:02 am

The acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was arrested on Friday by police in South Korea, taken into custody hours after a warrant for his arrest was approved by the country's Central District Court.

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Bomb threat forces evacuation of Apple's flagship Australian store

02/17/2017, 09:02 am

Apple's flagship Australian store was briefly evacuated mid-day on Friday, in what appears to have been a response to a bomb threat, according to local media reports.

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Apple to begin iPhone SE production in India this April, report says

02/17/2017, 04:02 am

Apple's first "made in India" device will be the iPhone SE, with reports on Friday claiming the tech giant plans to start production of the entry-level handset in the coming months through contract manufacturer Wistron.

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AT&T expands unlimited plan to all customers, single line pricing starts at $100

02/16/2017, 05:02 pm

In a bid to stay current amid recently increased competition, AT&T on Thursday said it will make a new AT&T Unlimited Data Plan available to all post-paid customers on Friday, with tiers starting at $100 for a single user.

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Korean court approves arrest warrant for Samsung head Jay Y. Lee

02/16/2017, 04:02 pm

South Korea's Central District Court has approved an arrest warrant for the acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, a report indicated on Thursday.

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Apple at peak of Fortune 'Most Admired Companies' list for 10th straight year

02/16/2017, 11:02 am

Racking up a 10-year streak, Apple on Thursday claimed the top spot on Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 2017, based on the opinions of 3,800 executives, directors, analysts, and experts.

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Apple's WWDC 2017 art borrows design concept from 2010 Spanish film festival [u]

02/16/2017, 10:02 am

The colorful artwork Apple is using for its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference is based on a poster for a Spanish film festival from 2010, both of which were created by the same artist (updated).

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McDonald's parodies Jony Ive Apple design videos in promo for 'the STRAW'

02/16/2017, 09:02 am

In a bid to sell its upcoming St. Patrick's-themed Chocolate Shamrock Shake, McDonald's has revealed "the STRAW," an accompanying product the fast food chain is marketing with a clip that pokes fun at Apple marketing videos, which frequently star chief design officer Jony Ive.

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Apple's WWDC 2017 returns to San Jose June 5-9, registration begins March 27

02/16/2017, 08:02 am

After spending the last 13 years in San Francisco, Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference will return to San Jose this June, moving it closer to the company's corporate campus in Cupertino.

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Future iPhones might notify users when their coverglass cracks

02/16/2017, 04:02 am

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of detecting and notifying users of cracks in a device coverglass, even if the break is a hairline fracture.

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Apple investigating manual winding Apple Watch, iPhone

02/16/2017, 02:02 am

According to an Apple patent application published on Thursday, the company is investigating device charging mechanisms capable of generating electricity through winding, as well as wearables powered by constant spring tension, like a traditional wristwatch.

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Police arrest gang who stole iPhones from Madrid Apple store by chewing security cables

02/15/2017, 01:02 pm

Spanish police have arrested ten people for repeatedly stealing iPhones from an Apple Store in Madrid over a two-month period, with gang members caught on camera chewing through the security tethers used to protect the store from theft.

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Jaguar Shell app lets UK drivers refuel using Apple Pay from inside their car

02/15/2017, 11:02 am

Jaguar Land Rover and Shell have collaborated on a new payment system that can be used to purchase fuel at Shell service stations without leaving the vehicle, with an app for the car's infotainment system launching in the UK with support for Apple Pay.

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Progress on bringing Apple Pay to South Korea 'still in an early stage'

02/15/2017, 10:02 am

Though Apple is working on launching Apple Pay in South Korea, the mobile payments system is still some ways out -- and the company has yet to hold a critical meeting with the government, according to a local report.

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CFO Luca Maestri discusses Apple R&D, potential of 'Spaceship' HQ as tourism draw

02/15/2017, 10:02 am

In an interview this week, Apple's Chief Financial Luca Maestri addressed questions regarding Apple's research spending, a possible import tax as part of a larger reform package, and the new Apple Headquarters as tourist attraction.

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