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Apple to move Chinese iCloud keys to China servers, opens door to government data requests

02/24/2018, 02:02 am

In order to conform with Chinese cybersecurity laws, Apple will for the first time move cryptographic iCloud account keys out of the U.S. and into China when it migrates customer data to a local server farm in late February.

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This week on AI: Apple readies new iPads & AirPods, AirPlay 2 goes MIA, HomePod vs. Sonos & more

02/24/2018, 12:02 am

Top stories included an imminent iPad refresh, Apple plans to buy a battery ingredient directly from miners, and word that updated AirPods could be ready later this year.

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Apple's Southlake store update to include expansion & outdoor improvements

02/23/2018, 05:02 pm

Apple's Southlake Town Square outlet, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, will be both growing and gaining a number of external upgrades after it closes for renovations on March 4.

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French court denies Apple injunction against tax protests

02/23/2018, 01:02 pm

A Parisian court has blocked Apple's attempt to prevent Attac -- the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- from staging protests at the company's French retail stores.

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Review: MacBook users should consider the IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station, MacBook Pro owners need not apply

02/23/2018, 12:02 pm

The IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station with Power Delivery Pass-Thru is a port-replacement peripheral for USB 3.1 type C gear, but isn't ideal for Apple's entire portable line.

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Personality model casts Apple CEO Tim Cook as 'Advisor,' emphasizing values

02/23/2018, 11:02 am

A psychological test once used by NASA categorizes Apple's Tim Cook as an "Advisor," based on linguistics analysis of 10 minutes of his public speaking, according to a "behavioral analytics" firm.

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AppleInsider podcast talks HomePod, AirPlay 2, HomeKit, and new AirPods

02/23/2018, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about Neil's Siri experience on HomePod, iOS betas that formerly had AirPlay 2, and HomeKit baby cameras.

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Apple's AirPower mat inches closer to release, again said to arrive in March

02/22/2018, 09:02 pm

Following up on rumors earlier this month, Japanese publication Mac Otakara has confirmed with its own sources that Apple plans to initiate sales of its hotly anticipated AirPower wireless charging mat in March.

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Intel failed to disclose Meltdown and Spectre to government until flaws made public, Apple and others confirm

02/22/2018, 06:02 pm

Apple, Google parent Alphabet and Intel in letters to lawmakers on Thursday revealed a bit of background information concerning the recent airing of Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities, saying Intel notified U.S. cyber security officials of the flaws only after their existence was made public.

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Apple repair facility in California made about 1,600 false alarm 911 calls since October

02/22/2018, 05:02 pm

Emergency dispatch centers in Elk Grove and Sacramento, Calif., have over the past four months seen an increasing number of false alarm calls originate from an Apple facility in the area, with workers there fielding about 20 such calls per day.

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Apple's Irish tax bill close to finalization, "in the ballpark" of $16 billion

02/22/2018, 04:02 pm

The head of Ireland's Revenue Commission has advised the calculations of Apple's unpaid tax bill are almost complete, with the final total the iPhone producer will be expected to pay the government thought to be around 13 billion euro ($16 billion), close to initial estimates for the European Commission-mandated payment.

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Video: Apple HomePod vs. Google Home Max

02/22/2018, 12:02 pm

Apple's HomePod and Google's Home Max are both vying for the high end of the audio market. But which one is worth your hard earned cash? AppleInsider put these premium speakers to the test to tell you which one wins out.

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FCC net neutrality protections to expire on Apr. 23 without intervention

02/22/2018, 10:02 am

The Title II protections that currently enforce net neutrality among U.S. internet service providers will disappear on Apr. 23, unless another party is able to intervene.

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Apple releases photos of first retail outlet in Austria ahead of Feb. 24 opening

02/22/2018, 09:02 am

In preparation for the opening of its first Apple store in Austria on Saturday, Feb. 24, Apple has released new photographs of both the outside and the inside of its latest retail location, showing customers in Vienna what to expect when they visit the new outlet.

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Apple said to be upgrading AirPods with 'Hey Siri' & better water resistance

02/22/2018, 08:02 am

Apple is reportedly planning to treat AirPods like its flagship devices, releasing relatively frequent iterations -- beginning with an update this year.

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Smart speaker satisfaction at 89 percent, HomePod adoption hits 3 percent, survey finds

02/21/2018, 08:02 pm

A new survey from Gene Munster's Loup Ventures found 89 percent of smart speaker owners are satisfied with their device, but despite coming packed with virtual assistant technology, most use the to play music or check the weather.

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Netgear adds HomeKit compatibility to Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera

02/21/2018, 02:02 pm

Netgear has issued an update to its Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera that adds support for HomeKit, a change that now allows homeowners to watch a live video stream from the camera through the Home app on their iPhone or iPad, as well as by asking Siri to view the feed.

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Sonnet ships 1 terabyte version of the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive

02/21/2018, 12:02 pm

Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure vendor Sonnet has started shipping another Mac-related accessory, by offering a version of its Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive that includes 1 terabyte of storage to users requiring a portable high-speed solid state external drive.

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Apple has long-term plan, is working on products 'way out in the 2020s'

02/21/2018, 10:02 am

Following up on a "Most Innovative Company" award, business magazine Fast Company on Wednesday published a wide-ranging interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, covering topics like the stock market, long-term plans, and the importance of Apple Music to the bottom line.

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Apple reportedly in talks to buy cobalt, key Li-ion battery ingredient, directly from miners

02/21/2018, 02:02 am

Apple is reportedly in talks to secure long-term cobalt supplies directly from miners, a strategy designed to buffer reserves of the key lithium ion battery ingredient as the company competes with car makers looking to use the metal in electric car production.

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