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Apple iCloud account sign-in, web apps suffer hours-long outage [u]

12/05/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple's iCloud was hit with an hours-long downtime on Monday, leaving an unknown number of subscribers without access to account sign-in services and certain web apps normally available through iCloud.com.

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CBS CEO Les Moonves 'not unreasonable,' assumes DirecTV Now deal probable

12/05/2016, 02:12 pm

Speaking at a telecommunications and media conference, CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves hinted that DirecTV Now will be able to add his network's programming to the slate, eventually.

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Apple adds Minneapolis-Saint Paul transit directions to Apple Maps

12/05/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple on Monday continued the expansion of public transit directions for Maps, adding systems for the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area in Minnesota.

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Apple to open seventh Shanghai store on Dec. 10

12/05/2016, 10:12 am

Apple is preparing to launch its next Chinese store in Shanghai on Saturday, Dec. 10, throwing open the doors at 10 a.m. local time.

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Burglars ram SUV into Palo Alto Apple store in smash-and-grab raid

12/05/2016, 09:12 am

A group of 8 to 10 burglars reportedly rammed a rented Kia Soul into the Palo Alto Apple store over the weekend, stealing numerous Macs and iPhones.

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Examined: FileMaker Pro 15 ecosystem for macOS, Windows, and iOS

12/04/2016, 02:12 pm

The latest FileMaker Pro 15.0.1.118 is at the center of an entire ecosystem aiming to help individuals and whole corporations manage their data. AppleInsider examines the platform's main app, which is now -- mostly -- macOS Sierra-ready.

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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 [u]

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 99 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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