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Steve Wozniak suggests Tesla, not Apple, will create the next successful tech moonshot

05/29/2017, 09:05 am

Apple may not be the source of the next major technological moonshot, according to Steve Wozniak, with the Apple co-founder suggesting electric car producer Tesla is in the "best direction" to come up with the next big thing in tech, with Apple's potential in doing the same potentially hampered by its large size.

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Apple Park 3D models, walkways, more show up in Apple Maps

05/28/2017, 01:05 am

Apple in a recent update to Apple Maps enhanced coverage of the Apple Park campus area in Cupertino, Calif., with the app now displaying 3D building models, walkways and other points of interest across the sprawling grounds.

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Review - Koogeek Smart Socket not ideal way to enter HomeKit ecosystem

05/27/2017, 01:05 am

More and more HomeKit peripherals ship each day with lighting ones being the most common -- where does the Koogeek Smart Socket land on the spectrum?

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This week on AI: Apple's 'Neural Engine,' 'iPhone 8' & iPad Pro rumors, new Apple execs & more

05/27/2017, 01:05 am

Rumors about the "iPhone 8," new AI technology, and new iPad Pros continued to grow, but there was also news of important corporate maneuvers -- including two new executive positions at Apple, and a long-awaited settlement in the company's legal battle with Nokia.

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts on hand for Singapore store opening

05/27/2017, 12:05 am

As scheduled, Apple officially opened the doors to its first retail outlet in Singapore on Saturday local time, and SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts was there to take in the festivities.

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Patent troll Uniloc sues Apple over AirPlay, autodialing, battery technology

05/26/2017, 07:05 pm

In a trio of lawsuits filed in a Texas court on Friday, non-practicing entity Uniloc claims Apple infringes on three patents with technology relating to AirPlay, autodialing phone numbers from Contacts and operating portable device batteries.

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Apple developing dedicated AI chip called Apple Neural Engine

05/26/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple is reportedly developing a dedicated chip for integration with devices like iPhone that can handle artificial intelligence tasks, such as facial and speech recognition, according to a report on Friday.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, iPad Pro 2, Thunderbolt 3, and HomeKit newcomers

05/26/2017, 08:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk 'iPhone 8' rumors, Intel making Thunderbolt 3 royalty free, some HomeKit devices supposedly on the horizon, and more.

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Apple's iPhone credited with saving life in Manchester bombing

05/26/2017, 12:05 am

An iPhone 6s is being credited with saving the life of a woman who was injured in Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester, England, after the device deflected and slowed down shrapnel from the bomb blast.

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Apple posts new Earth Day 2017 video in connection with environmental conference

05/25/2017, 03:05 pm

Apple on Thursday took the unusual step of releasing a new video in its animated series for Earth Day 2017 -- over a month after the actual holiday, but alongside an executive's appearance at an environmental connection in Detroit.

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Media photos offer deeper peek inside Apple's first Singapore store

05/25/2017, 01:05 pm

Images from Thursday media preview offered a detailed look inside Apple's first store in Singapore, set to open this Saturday.

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Wemo Bridge will add HomeKit compatibility to Belkin's home automation platform in the fall

05/25/2017, 09:05 am

After a commitment from Belkin to share plans about future Wemo HomeKit compatibility earlier in May, the company has made good on its promise, and has announced the Wemo Bridge allowing currently installed peripherals to function with Apple's home automation solution.

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Apple design head Jony Ive made chancellor of London's Royal College of Art

05/25/2017, 08:05 am

Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, has been made chancellor of London's renowned Royal College of Art, a position which will divert some of his attention away from the company.

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Qualcomm seeks court order forcing Apple suppliers to pay royalties amid legal dispute

05/25/2017, 08:05 am

As part of an ongoing patent licensing dispute with Apple, Qualcomm on Wednesday requested a court order stipulating that Apple contract manufacturers maintain royalty payments during the legal process.

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Watch: See DJI's Jedi-like palm-based gesture controls in action with the new Spark drone

05/24/2017, 05:05 pm

While DJI's new Spark drone relies heavily on an iPhone for editing and sharing video, its default mode of control when powered on is via palm-based gestures. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how they work, including footage of controlling two Spark units at once.

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Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock capable of connecting dual 4K displays shipping June 6 for $300

05/24/2017, 02:05 pm

Accessory producer Elgato is preparing to release its Thunderbolt 3 Dock, one which allows users to connect two 4K displays to a Macbook at the same time, with the accessory shipping out to customers in the United States, Europe, and Australia on June 6.

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First look: DJI's $499 Spark drone is a portable, affordable iPhone-connected flying camera

05/24/2017, 01:05 pm

Aiming to simplify aerial footage for the masses, DJI on Wednesday unveiled its latest creation, the handheld Spark drone, which combines portability with simple gesture controls and an affordable $499 starting price.

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DJI debuts $499 Spark handheld drone with hand-gesture controls, 1080p video camera

05/24/2017, 11:05 am

At a live event in New York City's Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, drone manufacturer DJI has released a new, small form-factor drone, called the DJI Spark -- and AppleInsider is at the event.

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Northern Ireland study finds multiple benefits to using iPads in elementary classrooms

05/24/2017, 10:05 am

Technology can be beneficial to younger students learning core skills, a two-year research project has found, with elementary schools in Northern Ireland found to have improved the numeracy, literacy, and communication skills of their pupils after incorporating iPads into their lessons.

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Apple HR head Denise Young Smith takes up new role as VP for 'Inclusion and Diversity'

05/23/2017, 01:05 pm

Apple's human resources leader -- Denise Young Smith -- has taken up a new role within the company as its VP for Inclusion and Diversity, according to her LinkedIn profile.

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