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Outgoing Apple iPhone GPU designer Imagination seeks sale of entire company to parties unknown

06/22/2017, 09:06 am

Just over two months after Apple told it that it would no longer be using Imagination Technologies GPU offerings, the company is seeking to sell itself off, either in chunks or as a larger whole.

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First Taiwan Apple store to open on July 1

06/21/2017, 09:06 pm

Apple on Wednesday officially announced a grand opening date for its first retail outlet in Taiwan, noting the Apple Taipei 101 outlet will open its doors to customers on Sat., July 1.

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Apple releases second betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 to developers

06/21/2017, 04:06 pm

Sixteen days after making the first releases available, Apple on Wednesday released second versions of its upcoming operating system refresh set to arrive this fall, with developers now able to access iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 and and Xcode 9.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook drops from 8th to 53rd in Glassdoor rankings

06/21/2017, 02:06 pm

Apple's Tim Cook has slipped from 8th to 53rd place in Glassdoor's annual CEO rankings for large U.S. businesses, based on anonymous reviews left by the company's workers.

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Toshiba selects winning bidder for chip business, rules out Apple/Dell/Foxconn consortium

06/21/2017, 01:06 pm

Toshiba has chosen a consortium formed by Bain Capital, Mitsubishi, and Japanese government investors as the preferred bidder for its memory chip business, effectively locking out a Foxconn-led consortium including the likes of Apple and Dell.

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Under fire from major investors, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick steps down

06/21/2017, 09:06 am

Following an indefinite leave of absence, and at the request of five major investors, Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick has resigned -- but will remain on the board of directors, and still owns a majority of the company's voting-eligible stock shares.

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First look: Kensington Thunderbolt 3 dock features flexible mounting options, security slot

06/21/2017, 02:06 am

Kensington has entered the burgeoning Thunderbolt 3 dock market with its own offering, with security options and a mounting kit setting it apart from the others.

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Apple began "Project Purple" because Steve Jobs hated Microsoft exec, says Scott Forstall

06/21/2017, 01:06 am

In his first public interview since leaving Apple in 2012, former head of iOS development Scott Forstall provided commentary on his background, the first iPhone and his relationship with company cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Philips puts HomeKit-compatible Hue White Ambiance candle light up for preorder

06/20/2017, 10:06 pm

Adding to an ever expanding list of products compatible with Apple's HomeKit, Philips on Tuesday activated preorders for the Hue White Ambiance 40W-equivalent candle bulb.

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Apple replaces Mac hardware trade-in partner PowerOn with Phobio

06/20/2017, 07:06 pm

After working with hardware recycling firm PowerOn for more than five years, Apple this week notified customers that a new partner, Phobio, will handle all Mac trade-ins going forward.

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Unicode 10.0 arrives with 56 new emoji characters, likely to see iOS integration soon

06/20/2017, 05:06 pm

The Unicode Consortium on Tuesday released version 10.0 of the Unicode Standard, offering a preview of new text characters and emoji that will likely arrive on Apple platforms like iOS later this year.

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Latest Apple-1 auction fetches surprisingly low $355,500

06/20/2017, 05:06 pm

At a June 15 Christie's auction, a customized Apple-1 sold for $355,500 -- skewing toward the low end of house estimates, and below all other auctions for working Apple-1 computers.

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Apple opens summer Apple Camp registrations, sessions start in July

06/20/2017, 02:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday opened up registrations for this year's free summer Apple Camps, which will teach kids 8 to 12 various creative and technology skills, exclusively using Apple-based hardware and software.

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Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 in August, ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 8'

06/20/2017, 11:06 am

Samsung will hold a New York City launch event for the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of August, about a month ahead of the announcement of Apple's new iPhones, according to one report.

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Judicial review of Apple's Irish data center plans could finish this Friday

06/20/2017, 10:06 am

The Irish High Court could make its decision on a review of Apple's plans for an Athenry data center as soon as this Friday, according to a report.

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Apple's Tim Cook asked President Trump for coding requirement at US schools - report

06/19/2017, 09:06 pm

At a Monday technology summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly suggested making programming a mandatory subject in the country's schools.

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European Union seeks to ban backdoors for encrypted communications

06/19/2017, 10:06 am

A European Parliament committee has published a draft report proposing that the ability for citizens to protect their data with encryption should be protected, including banning any possibility of government sanctioned backdoors to encryption protocols that could be used by law enforcement officials.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting with President Trump to talk trimming government waste

06/19/2017, 09:06 am

More than a dozen tech CEOs, including Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump and his staff on Monday, discussing ways that the government can trim costs and improve security with the help of American corporations.

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This week on AI: Apple's 'iPhone 8' features all but confirmed, 2017 4K iMac review & more

06/17/2017, 12:06 am

Following the intensity of WWDC, the heat of the iron softened to a warm glow this week, with reports all but confirming some of the features of upcoming iPhones -- as well as original video content becoming a key product at Apple.

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Hands-on: $499 gesture-controlled DJI Spark drone offers portability, simplicity

06/16/2017, 03:06 pm

The first DJI Spark orders are now on their way to customers, and AppleInsider offers a first look at what comes in the box with the diminutive new gesture-controlled flying camera, which aims to make it simpler than ever to fly a drone.

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