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Microsoft will pay $1.2M to settle class-action suit over misprinted retail store receipts

02/28/2017, 04:02 pm

Microsoft has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit against its retail efforts, paying almost $1.2 million in compensation to customers and legal costs, over an accusation receipts provided by Microsoft Stores provided too much information about a customer's payment details.

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App Store, Apple Music, iCloud & other Apple services impacted by Amazon outage [u]

02/28/2017, 03:02 pm

A variety of Apple cloud services experienced outages and slowdowns on Tuesday in what appeared to be a major issue with Amazon Web Services, which hosts some of the biggest online companies in the U.S.

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Cook pledges support to pro users, talks Trump at Apple's annual shareholder meeting in Cupertino

02/28/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday held its annual shareholder meeting, where the company's board was re-elected, Ernst and Young was named its accounting firm, and a number of shareholder proposals were rejected. AppleInsider was there and offers notes of interest from the proceedings.

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Patent owner infographic shows contrast between Apple, Google inventor's cultures

02/28/2017, 11:02 am

A pair of visualizations comparing Apple's and Google's "innovation signatures" shows the difference in corporate cultures between the two giants, but doesn't tell the entire tale.

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Korean prosecutors charge Samsung head, other execs with bribery & embezzlement

02/28/2017, 09:02 am

South Korea prosecutors on Tuesday indicted the acting head of the Samsung Group -- Jay Y. Lee -- for bribery and embezzlement, leveling similar charges at four other executives as well in the influence scandal surrounding Korean President Park Geun-hye and her friend, Choi Soon-sil.

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How to: change the email address linked to your Apple ID account

02/27/2017, 09:02 pm

Apple ID is the gateway to Apple's online services -- App Store, iCloud, iTunes and more -- and is a crucial part of your digital identity. AppleInsider shows you how to change the email address that serves as your Apple ID login credential in a few easy steps.

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Nokia rebrands Withings, launches HealthKit competitor 'Patient Care Platform'

02/27/2017, 03:02 pm

Nokia is making a bigger push into the healthcare market, announcing at Mobile World Congress that the health and fitness accessory maker Withings will rebrand its products under the Nokia name, as well as revealing a "Patient Care Platform" that appears to directly compete against Apple's HealthKit.

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D-Link's HomeKit-connected Omna 180 is a great pet, baby or nanny cam, but security hounds should look elsewhere

02/27/2017, 12:02 pm

If you don't feel a need to be covert with a live camera feed from your home, the D-Link Omna 180 is a great choice for keeping tabs on your pets or loved ones. It's also the first HomeKit-enabled camera on the market, but security-focused users should probably wait for another option.

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Leaks show off Samsung's Galaxy S8 & S8+ ahead of March 29 reveal

02/27/2017, 10:02 am

Photos and videos posted over the weekend allegedly show the final designs of Samsung's latest answers to the Apple iPhone, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which should be officially revealed at an event in late March.

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February Apple Park drone footage shows completed R&D facility, near-final solar installations

02/27/2017, 09:02 am

With the move-in date fast approaching, a new video has been published showing the advances that the construction teams have made on the newly christened Apple Park headquarters and Steve Jobs Theater in the last month.

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This week on AI: 3D facial recognition for 'iPhone 8,' Apple Park opening in April & more

02/25/2017, 04:02 am

New iPhones may still be 7 months away, but that didn't stop a host of 'iPhone 8' rumors from emerging this week. Apple meanwhile revealed the name and opening date of its new headquarters, Apple Park, and one rumor teased the possibility of an "iPad Pro 2" and more at a March event.

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Amazon considering office suite to pilfer enterprise customers from Microsoft, Google

02/24/2017, 12:02 pm

To combat Microsoft and Google, Amazon appears to be in the early stages of developing its own office suite, utilizing the power and ubiquity of its AWS platform to support it.

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Uber, Yelp, OKCupid among major iOS apps potentially affected by massive 'Cloudbleed' leak

02/24/2017, 11:02 am

Content delivery network Cloudflare has suffered a serious, months-long breach of user data, including content from thousands of websites and iOS apps Uber, Fitbit, Yelp, and OKCupid, according to reports.

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Apple's Tim Cook marks Steve Jobs's 62nd birthday on Twitter

02/24/2017, 10:02 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to mark what would've been the 62nd birthday of his predecessor, company co-founder Steve Jobs.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, a rumored iPad event, and which W1 headphones to get

02/24/2017, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the 'iPhone 8', the iPad event coming up, AirPods vs Powerbeats3, and more.

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Server firmware security incident in 2016 forced Apple to sever ties with vendor Super Micro [u]

02/23/2017, 08:02 pm

While there appears to be no breach of Apple's security, the company terminated its relationship with hardware vendor SuperMicro because of concerns about firmware update security, and an update that potentially compromised a Siri server bank, plus the App Store's search server development environment. [Updated]

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Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car firm sues Otto and Uber for stealing key technology

02/23/2017, 06:02 pm

Alphabet's Waymo on Thursday sued Uber and its subsidiary Otto, accusing the companies of stealing key self-driving car patents covering a proprietary light detection and ranging, or LiDAR, system.

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Documents unearthed from early Apple history show shift in company focus from hobbyists to businesses

02/23/2017, 01:02 pm

A series of documents discovered at a thrift store in Seattle examines Apple's mindset in the late '70s and early '80s as it shifted from a hobbyist company to one interested in gathering, and retaining business clients for its Apple II series of computers.

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Apple to expand Seattle AI & machine learning efforts with more space & staff

02/23/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple's Seattle offices -- dedicated partly to work in artificial intelligence and machine learning -- are set to expand both literally and in terms of workforce, a report revealed on Thursday.

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Samsung's 'Galaxy S8+' may challenge Apple with 6.2-inch screen & iris scanner

02/23/2017, 01:02 pm

Samsung is reportedly developing a version of its upcoming "Galaxy S8" that will compete in some respects not just with Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, but also eye-scanning technology only expected in iPhones shipping later this year.

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