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Apple competitor Alphabet earnings up on Google, YouTube & hardware, supplier Intel sees profits dip

01/27/2017, 10:01 am

Apple rival Alphabet saw its revenues grow dramatically in the December quarter, while Intel -- a key Apple supplier -- saw mixed results, in spite of delivering more parts in the form of wireless chips for the iPhone 7.

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Chrome 56 for macOS offers faster reload times, clearer HTTP warnings, security updates

01/27/2017, 09:01 am

The latest release of Chrome offers macOS users a number of performance and security improvements, with version 56 of the Google-developed browser claimed to make page reloads 28 percent faster than before.

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Microsoft claims Windows licensing gains are chipping into Apple's 'premium' computer market

01/27/2017, 09:01 am

Licensing of Windows to PC makers was up 5 percent in the December quarter, according to Microsoft CFO Amy Hood, driven in part by sales of "premium" devices over $900 -- a category Apple's Macs have traditionally enjoyed a comfortable position in.

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AppleInsider podcast talks about macOS, iOS betas and 'iPhone 8'

01/27/2017, 09:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mikey talk about what's new in macOS and iOS betas, the rumors surrounding 'iPhone 8' and TouchID, and a series of Qualcomm lawsuits with Apple.

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Second hacker who targeted celebrity Apple accounts sentenced to 9 months in prison

01/26/2017, 09:01 pm

A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to hacking into the Apple email and cloud storage accounts of multiple celebrities in 2014 was on Thursday sentenced to nine months behind bars.

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Apple releases first macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3 betas for public testers, with 'find my AirPods,' APFS

01/26/2017, 01:01 pm

After just two days in developer's hands, Apple has made the betas for iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 Sierra available for all registered in the public testing program.

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Facebook adds macOS-compatible USB security keys for cryptographic account security

01/26/2017, 12:01 pm

As part of a security and privacy revamp, Facebook is offering users worried about their privacy and potential account compromises a new authentication procedure, one that relies upon a physical security key to perform extra authentication before an account can be accessed.

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Apple rumored to start construction on second Belgian store in Bruges

01/26/2017, 09:01 am

Apple may be working on a new Belgian store, this time in the city of Bruges, according to claims made on Thursday -- though firm evidence of the project has yet to appear.

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Qualcomm accuses Apple of money-grabbing, confirms chip supply will continue despite lawsuits

01/25/2017, 08:01 pm

Amid a withering barrage of lawsuits from Apple, Qualcomm during a quarterly conference call on Wednesday reaffirmed it believes the basis of the Cupertino tech giant's legal complaints improperly conflate a commercial dispute with regulatory issues.

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Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy reportedly joins Apple in undisclosed role

01/25/2017, 05:01 pm

The co-founder and former CEO of the network-connected security camera producer Dropcam, Greg Duffy, has reportedly been hired by Apple for an undisclosed position, with added speculation he could be heading up an unannounced project within the company

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Apple, NV Energy forge deal to build 200MW Reno data center solar farm

01/25/2017, 02:01 pm

Apple and NV Energy on Wednesday announced a deal to build an extra 200 megawatts of solar power in Nevada, aimed at supporting the former's Reno data center, with a target completion date of early 2019.

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T-Mobile calls DirecTV Now 'barely watchable,' offers switchers from AT&T a free year of Hulu

01/25/2017, 12:01 pm

T-Mobile taking advantage of the issues surrounding AT&T's DirecTV Now, by changing a promotion that offered new customers migrating from AT&T a year's DirecTV Now subscription to include a free year of Hulu.

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US CPSC working to improve battery safety standards following Samsung Note 7 debacle

01/25/2017, 09:01 am

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging producers of lithium-ion batteries to modernize their safety standards, in order to minimize the possibility of faulty batteries causing fires in consumer devices, in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall fiasco.

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Apple.com switches web font from Myriad to San Francisco

01/24/2017, 08:01 pm

Apple in a minor change to its website on Tuesday integrated its in-house developed San Francisco typeface, first introduced with Apple Watch, into most consumer-facing pages.

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Nokia looks to block US imports of Apple products in latest salvo over patents

01/24/2017, 03:01 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Apple is importing devices that infringe on Nokia patents, such as iPhones and iPads, a report said on Tuesday.

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Ford hires Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq for VP, chief brand officer role

01/24/2017, 01:01 pm

Ford has become the latest car manufacturer to draw high-level employees away from Apple, with marketing executive Musa Tariq appointed as a vice president and chief brand officer of the major automobile producer.

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Samsung's chip & Galaxy S7 sales help push Q4 revenues over the top despite Note 7 disaster

01/24/2017, 09:01 am

In spite of the major financial hit it took after the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said it managed a 50 percent boost in operating profits during the December quarter, thanks to a combination of high chip sales and other phones filling in the gap.

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Apple patent details modular Apple Watch accessories disguised as bracelet links

01/24/2017, 03:01 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing a modular accessories system for Apple Watch that disguises electrical components like batteries, biometric sensors, solar cells and more as links in the wearable's metal band.

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Qualcomm to continue supplying Apple with chips despite $1B lawsuit, considering legal rebuttal

01/23/2017, 07:01 pm

Qualcomm is expected to continue supplying modems and other components to Apple despite facing a $1 billion lawsuit over patent royalties and a related U.S. Federal Trade Commission action involving the Cupertino tech giant, according to a report on Monday,

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Short-term Apple executive Yoky Matsuoka returns to Nest as CTO

01/23/2017, 05:01 pm

Yoky Matsuoka, a leading expert in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, is returning to Alphabet's Nest Labs after serving less than nine months on the job at Apple, where she was in charge of various health-related projects including aspects of Apple Watch.

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