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This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' plans, Apple Maps drone fleet, MacBook Pro performance shootout & more

12/03/2016, 06:12 am

News settled down this week post-Thanksgiving, but there were still developments involving next year's OLED-equipped "iPhone 8," and hints about where Apple is going with its Maps app and future health hardware.

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Apple expresses interest in autonomous vehicle testing in letter to NHTSA

12/03/2016, 01:12 am

In perhaps the most public admission of its automotive ambitions, Apple in a statement issued to the NHTSA in November proposed a policy update that would grant industry newcomers the same opportunities as established manufacturers when it comes to testing on public roads.

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Apple scrubs VP of Special Projects Paul Deneve's bio page from website

12/02/2016, 10:12 pm

Apple this week removed Apple VP of Special Projects Paul Deneve's bio from its Apple Leadership webpage, suggesting the executive has changed roles or is no longer with the company.

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Executive leading HealthKit, other software platforms leaves Apple

12/02/2016, 03:12 pm

An executive hired to lead teams responsible for HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit -- as well as related machine learning algorithms -- has left Apple after just a few months on the job, a report said on Friday.

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UL safety testing shows 95 percent of counterfeit iPhone chargers lack safeguards, are unsafe

12/02/2016, 10:12 am

A commissioned report of 400 fake Apple chargers bought from all over the world found that 99 percent of them were unsafe, and didn't have sufficient safeguards to protect users and plugged-in devices.

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AppleInsider podcast talks scaling back production of iPhone 7, external GPUs, and Nokia back from the dead

12/02/2016, 09:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mikey discuss the the iPhone 7 production rumors, the surprise acquisition of Pebble by Fitbit, and Nokia's brand revival from the dead.

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Apple to establish centralized distribution center in India, report says

12/02/2016, 01:12 am

According to a report published Friday, Apple is looking to consolidate its logistics operations in India, and thus gain more control over regional sales channels, by establishing a centralized distribution center in the country.

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Apple dresses up stores with red logos, employees wear red shirts for World AIDS Day

12/01/2016, 08:12 pm

Apple on Thursday tinted red the iconic backlit logos installed outside brick-and-mortar stores around the world, continuing a long-standing tradition in support of World AIDS Day, which falls on Dec. 1.

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CBS boosts All Access video streaming with live NFL games

12/01/2016, 04:12 pm

CBS on Thursday announced a significant coup for its All Access video service, revealing that as of Dec. 4 subscribers will be able to stream the network's NFL games -- though smartphone owners will have to turn elsewhere.

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HMD Global aims to reclaim Nokia's lost cellphone glories, will fight Apple and Samsung

12/01/2016, 12:12 pm

After Microsoft's throwing away the Nokia brand name, a company has licensed the brand and is planning on tackling Samsung and Apple's on the smartphone field of battle after an initial wave of feature phones.

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Apple Music rival Spotify on verge of turning a profit, board member says

12/01/2016, 11:12 am

Spotify, the world's biggest on-demand music service, could finally turn a profit in 2017, one of its board members said on Thursday.

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Thunderbolt 3-equipped MacBook Pro can use external GPUs, but at a cost

12/01/2016, 08:12 am

One of the most frequent complaints about the new MacBook Pro is the relatively weak GPU as compared to some found on the Windows side. Some progress has been made very recently by independent developers, allowing the adventurous who aren't afraid to spend a few dollars to build and connect an external GPU to a Thunderbolt 3 Mac.

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Future Apple devices might warn users of environmental dangers

12/01/2016, 06:12 am

Apple published a patent application on Thursday covering an embedded environmental sensor capable of sampling both gas and liquids, a component that could one day inform iPhone and Apple Watch owners of potential unseen dangers in their surrounding environment.

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Apple patent filing reveals work on circular displays for Apple Watch

12/01/2016, 05:12 am

A pair of Apple patent filings published Thursday reveal ongoing research into circular displays suitable for wearable devices, suggesting the company was at least mulling the creation of a round-faced Apple Watch.

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Fitbit to reportedly buy smartwatch maker Pebble for 'small amount,' phase out product

11/30/2016, 11:11 pm

Wearable fitness device giant Fitbit is reportedly on the verge of buying out, and subsequently shutting down, smartwatch upstart Pebble for what sources describe as a "small amount."

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Cook talks Apple's social activism in interview promoting World AIDS Day plans

11/30/2016, 12:11 pm

In an interview published on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook touted the company's World AIDS Day charity initiatives, while insisting that he and the company are acting beyond selfish interests.

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Apple AirPort Extreme claims top marks in consumer-grade wireless router survey

11/30/2016, 11:11 am

A recent customer satisfaction survey of home router technologies places Apple comfortably on top of the heap, despite recent reports of the division closing down, and engineers re-assigned to other projects.

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Apple offers new Beats & iPhone accessories, special iTunes & App Store content for World AIDS Day

11/30/2016, 09:11 am

Apple on Wednesday announced a host of (RED) charity efforts to mark World AIDS Day -- Dec. 1 -- with varying proceeds going to the Global Fund, which as part of its anti-AIDS efforts funds initiatives like testing, prevention, and medication.

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Kaby Lake suitable for MacBook Pro said to debut at January's Consumer Electronics Show

11/30/2016, 09:11 am

According to reports out of the Chinese supply chain, Intel is gearing up to announce and release the H-series Kaby Lake processor, suitable for use in laptops like the MacBook Pro.

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Apple Music marketing exec Bozoma Saint John talks diversity in new interview

11/30/2016, 01:11 am

Bozoma Saint John, global marketing executive for Apple Music and iTunes, took part in a brief interview as part of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference on Tuesday, offering those in attendance a lesson in self-confidence she learned as a teenager.

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