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Essential's Andy Rubin takes leave of absence after 'inappropriate relationship' allegations follow from Google

11/29/2017, 10:11 am

Essential head and former Android chief Andy Rubin is taking a "leave of absence" after allegations of an "inappropriate relationship" at Google have resurfaced.

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Apple seemingly culls games hyping Philippines drug war from App Store

11/28/2017, 09:11 pm

Apple appears to have pulled from its App Store a number of games depicting the extrajudicial killing of drug users by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and national police chief Ronaldo "Bato" dela Rosa after activists demanded the company remove the titles for breaching App Store guidelines.

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Adobe demonstrates future Photoshop tool that uses machine learning to select image subjects

11/28/2017, 02:11 pm

Adobe has teased one of the AI-based features coming to Photoshop in the future, with the 'Select Subject' function simplifying the selection of an object, person, or animal in a scene, using machine learning to determine what is likely to be the main focus of an image.

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Apple expands Support services on social media with dedicated YouTube channel

11/28/2017, 09:11 am

Apple has started offering support through another form of social media, by setting up a YouTube channel dedicated to providing assistance for basic tasks its customers can perform on an iPhone or iPad.

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Apple highlights Apple Pay charity resources for 'Giving Tuesday'

11/27/2017, 05:11 pm

In preparation of Giving Tuesday, a global philanthropic movement now in its sixth year, Apple on Monday sent out emails informing customers that they can donate to their favorite charitable causes using Apple Pay.

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'Coming soon' facades installed at newly announced Downtown Brooklyn, NY store [u]

11/27/2017, 11:11 am

Apple has posted obvious logos and its normal "we've got something special in store" signage outside 123 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York that will be opening on Dec. 2 at 10:00 a.m.

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India's Commerce and Industry Minister signals support for Apple's manufacturing expansion

11/27/2017, 10:11 am

Efforts to increase manufacturing of Apple products in India have received support from the country's Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, with the official claiming the Centre will support the company in setting up new lines, and is apparently awaiting a formal proposal.

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Surviving Thanksgiving: Play some games with your family on your iPad -- and ignore them if you need to

11/24/2017, 11:11 am

When a large family comes together in a gathering, including Thanksgiving, this often leads to either a boredom-filled conversation or a spirited verbal match between people who don't like each other. In an attempt to liven up proceedings and to keep the peace, AppleInsider offers some suggestions of apps that can keep everyone occupied, or at least keep you amused while you keep away from the rest of the group.

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Apple handing out gift cards for Black Friday shopping event in US

11/23/2017, 07:11 am

As expected, Apple's annual Black Friday shopping event went live in the US early Friday, offering holiday gift buyers gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of a new Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

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Apple offers gift cards with iPhone, Mac purchases in Australia and New Zealand for Black Friday

11/23/2017, 09:11 am

Apple has commenced its Black Friday shopping deals in Australia and New Zealand, providing customers with gift cards if they purchase Apple products through the online and retail Apple Stores during November 24, with similar deals likely to be offered in a number of other regions when each country reaches midnight.

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Foxconn puts halt to illegal overtime at iPhone X plant

11/23/2017, 12:11 am

Apple supplier Foxconn in a statement on Thursday said it has stopped high school interns from working overtime at an iPhone plant in China, a practice that violates the country's labor laws.

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UK government to initiate tax crackdown on tech firms holding earnings offshore

11/22/2017, 09:11 pm

The UK Treasury on Wednesday said it will begin cracking down on large corporations that shift British earnings overseas in a bid to avoid the country's high taxes, a move that follows a wider European Union strategy seeking much the same.

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Video: How to score the best Apple deals on Black Friday

11/23/2017, 02:11 pm

With Black Friday on the horizon, we're rounding up the best deals and lowest prices on Apple devices, and this year shoppers can save up to $1,000 on Macs from top Apple authorized resellers.

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Text of FCC 'Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom' released, eradicates net neutrality rules

11/22/2017, 12:11 pm

As promised, the U.S. Federal Communcations Commission has released the full text of the "Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom" which completely removes restrictions on throttling or prioritizing content, and explicitly allows paid prioritization of content.

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Jony Ive to speak on future of design at Smithsonian in Washington D.C. on Nov. 29

11/22/2017, 09:11 am

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive will be making an appearance in Washington D.C. and is helming a talk titled "The Future of Design" with Steve Jobs biography author Rick Tetzeli.

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Apple research paper details LiDAR-based 3D object recognition for autonomous vehicle navigation

11/22/2017, 12:11 am

Apple researchers are pushing forward with efforts to bring autonomous vehicle systems to public roads, and last week published an academic paper outlining a method of detecting objects in 3D point clouds using trainable neural networks. While still in its early stages, the technology could mature to improve accuracy in LiDAR navigation solutions.

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Apple reportedly acquires Canadian AR headset startup Vrvana for $30M

11/21/2017, 07:11 pm

Amid rumors claiming Apple is working on a branded augmented reality headset, a report on Tuesday claims the tech giant has bolstered its AR hardware team with the purchase Canadian startup Vrvana.

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Uber paid $100,000 to cover up 2016 breach exposing data of 57 million customers and drivers

11/21/2017, 06:11 pm

Uber on Tuesday became the latest tech firm to acknowledge a major hack of its systems that spilled data from 50 million customers and some 7 million drivers, a breach the company paid $100,000 to keep quiet.

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Pixar head John Lasseter takes leave of absence amid sexual misconduct allegations

11/21/2017, 05:11 pm

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Disney Animation Studios and close friend of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, is taking a six-month leave of absence after allegations of inappropriate behavior toward female co-workers.

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Latest Apple Park drone footage depicts massive atrium doors, landscaping progress

11/21/2017, 03:11 pm

The latest drone footage of Apple Park shows what appears to be complete landscaping with a full pond inside the circular headquarters, and has the closest shots of the large atrium doors yet seen.

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