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Qualcomm CEO says dispute with Apple about IP pricing, expects out of court settlement

07/17/2017, 08:07 pm

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf in an interview on Monday provided additional background on the company's ongoing legal battle with Apple, saying he believes intellectual property pricing and contract obligations are its core. He seemed optimistic, however, that the fight will end in an out of court settlement.

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How to backup, wipe and restore your Mac before selling it

07/17/2017, 07:07 pm

Planning to sell your Mac? AppleInsider covers the step-by-step process of backing up your files, wiping the hard drive and restoring everything on a new machine in this video.

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US appeals court upholds gag orders on national security letters to firms like Apple

07/17/2017, 03:07 pm

The FBI can indeed serve companies like Apple national security letters that come with a gag order, preventing them from telling customers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday.

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Australian government to ask for voluntary access to encrypted Apple data

07/17/2017, 10:07 am

Australia's attorney general will reportedly meet with officials from Apple later this week in a bid to gain voluntary sharing of encrypted data with the country's spy and law enforcement agencies.

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Amazon working on mobile messaging service to rival Apple Messages

07/17/2017, 12:07 am

Amazon last week began querying customers over potential features they would like to see included in a new mobile messaging platform called "Anytime," which according to reports boasts text and video chat, voice calling, group tasks and social networking functionality.

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Review: Amazon Echo Show is 'good enough'

07/15/2017, 12:07 am

Arguably the best home assistant gets even better with the launch of Amazon's latest Alexa-powered accessory, dubbed the Echo Show, arriving months before Apple's competing HomePod arrives in December. It's also Amazon's most expensive model at $229.99, compared to $179.99 for the original Echo and $49.99 for the Echo Dot.

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This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' rumors galore, Apple goes Back to School, new iOS & macOS betas

07/15/2017, 12:07 am

An otherwise quiet week was dominated by rumors about Apple's "iPhone 8" -- including features it won't have as much as those it will. The company separately released new public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, and announced new data centers in Denmark and China.

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Apple no longer accepting VPN-based ad blockers to App Store, report says

07/14/2017, 08:07 pm

Apple is reportedly limiting App Store distribution of VPN/root certificate-based ad blockers capable of blocking adds in other third-party apps, and will instead support only first-party content blockers offered through Safari.

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Live in NYC? Test Apple HomeKit for free with with your air conditioner, ThinkEco SmartAC & Homebridge

07/14/2017, 03:07 pm

If you're a ConEdison customer, iPhone user and Mac owner in New York City and you want to dabble in HomeKit with your existing Apple hardware, you can turn your "dumb" window air conditioner into a smart device for free with an accessory and some relatively simple hacks.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 seen launching in September against Apple's 'iPhone 8'

07/14/2017, 10:07 am

Samsung will likely ship the Galaxy Note 8 in September "at the earliest," according to a report, a timeframe which would pit the device directly against Apple's new iPhones -- including the "iPhone 8."

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' pricing & launch, pro Mac audio, ARKit and lasers

07/14/2017, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about "iPhone 8" rumors and hype, including what its anticipated advanced camera system, complete with frickin' lasers, could mean for ARKit. We also tackle on-set audio editing with a MacBook Pro on the film "Baby Driver," iPhone wireless charging rumors, facial recognition, and much more.

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Proposed Australian law forces tech companies to decrypt customer messages

07/14/2017, 12:07 am

The Australian government on Friday proposed a set of new cybersecurity measures that would compel technology companies like Apple to provide law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages.

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Apple execs Tim Cook and Eddy Cue rub elbows with media elite at Sun Valley retreat

07/13/2017, 07:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue were spotted at the annual Allen & Co retreat in Sun Valley, Idaho, this week, where they will hobnob with industry leaders, political elites and more.

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Waymo & Uber in settlement talks over stolen self-driving technology

07/13/2017, 04:07 pm

Alphabet's self-driving car subsidiary, Waymo, is in court-ordered settlement talks with Uber -- though the former maintains that its lawsuit can prove Uber used trade secrets taken by one-time employee Anthony Levandowski.

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Facebook's Oculus to fight Apple's AR and VR push with new $200 standalone headset in 2018

07/13/2017, 02:07 pm

Facebook's Oculus is apparently in the early stages of developing a standalone mobile headset, with use cases like watching a movie on a plane, without needing a connected computer or smartphone.

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'Baby Driver' cut in real time with Avid on Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro

07/13/2017, 01:07 pm

Hit film Baby Driver was cut essentially in real time on set on a MacBook Pro, cutting way back on the need for expensive post-primary photography re-shoots.

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Amazon working on new Echo with better speakers in response to Apple HomePod

07/13/2017, 12:07 pm

Apparently in response to Apple's HomePod announcement, Amazon is reportedly working on a new flagship Echo speaker that will improve on the original in virtually every respect.

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Apple Park drone footage may be ending, with security forces seeking to cease flights

07/13/2017, 09:07 am

The latest drone footage from Apple park shows the march of progress towards completion, but it is not clear how many more videos there will be of the campus. with Apple reportedly cracking down on drone pilots in the area.

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Apple has been working on rumored 'iPhone 8' facial recognition solution for at least 3 years

07/13/2017, 05:07 am

An Apple patent application published Thursday details a method of unlocking a mobile device using facial image and depth data gleaned from specialized sensors and cameras, lending credence to rumors that the company is developing facial recognition systems to augment, or replace, Touch ID fingerprint scanning.

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Uniloc continues legal assault against Apple with two new patent suits

07/12/2017, 08:07 pm

So-called "patent troll" Uniloc added to its quickly growing list of patent infringement lawsuits against Apple on Wednesday, filing two separate actions targeting AirPlay and Continuity features.

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