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Review: Linksys Velop mesh networking kit delivers strong Wi-Fi despite setup quirks

06/25/2017, 01:06 am

Continuing AppleInsider's quest to find the perfect mesh networking hardware, this week we take a closer look at Linksys' entry, a three-tower setup named Velop.

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New Apple Park drone footage shows more landscaping, lights on in Steve Jobs Theater

06/24/2017, 06:06 pm

A newly-published video shows that while construction and landscaping work is at an advanced stage at Apple Park, it remains underway, particularly at some satellite buildings including the Steve Jobs Theater.

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This week on AI: 12.9" iPad Pro & 5K iMac reviewed, Cook meets with Trump, 'iPhone 8' rumors & more

06/24/2017, 12:06 am

As Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a tech summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the rest of the company was preparing upgraded betas of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. More rumors meanwhile emerged about the iMac Pro and the "iPhone 8," and AppleInsider got a chance to put Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 27-inch 5K iMac through their paces.

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Apple hires head of Stanford's digital health initiative

06/23/2017, 06:06 pm

Apple is moving forward with efforts to build out its health products team with the recent hire of a top Stanford doctor who headed up the university's own digital health initiative.

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Google pledges to stop scanning emails in Gmail for personalized ads

06/23/2017, 02:06 pm

Advertising giant Google announced on Friday that later this year it will no longer scan user emails for personalized ads in its free Gmail service, stamping out a policy that has long rankled privacy advocates.

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Foxconn CEO insists that his investment group still has '50% chance' of landing Toshiba deal

06/23/2017, 08:06 am

Refuting speculation that the deal to buy Toshiba's memory division is effectively done. Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou declared on Friday that he expects that his company still has a '"50 percent chance" of winning.

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AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's new iMacs & iPad Pros, Apple Watch & health, Amazon

06/23/2017, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor review the latest Apple hardware, discuss Apple Watch and what it could mean to be at the center of health, and also where Amazon could go based on buying Whole Foods.

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Satellite footage condenses two years of Apple Park construction into 18-second clip

06/22/2017, 06:06 pm

Satellite imaging provider Planet Labs this week uploaded a time-lapse showing off construction progress of Apple Park's main "spaceship" structure, chronicling nearly two years of work in 18 seconds.

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Roof of Chicago's North Michigan Ave. Apple Store resembles MacBook Air lid

06/22/2017, 04:06 pm

With construction on the new Chicago outlet winding down, construction workers briefly put an Apple logo on the top center of the building, making it resemble an enormous MacBook Air, at least temporarily.

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New job openings hint at Apple Park Visitor Center getting ready for the public

06/22/2017, 03:06 pm

A pair of job listings posted on Apple's website this week suggest that Apple Park may finally be nearing a long-awaited public opening.

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Apple was both best friend & worst enemy of FireWire in tumultuous deployment history

06/22/2017, 01:06 pm

A standout tech of Jobs's new Apple after his return to the company was FireWire -- but Apple's moves both before and after his return acted as both salvations and damnation of the high-speed protocol.

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Apple supplier Foxconn planning $10B US investment, eyeing six states for display plant

06/22/2017, 12:06 pm

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, is reportedly planning to invest $10 billion or more across several U.S. states, although the company is still deciding on which ones -- including where to put a $7 billion display plant.

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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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