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This week on AI: Lightning crashes, Apple gears iPhones against searches, iOS 12's speed put to the test & more

06/16/2018, 12:06 am

Popular stories this week included hints of Lightning being replaced with USB-C, iOS 12 features designed to block searches, and the real-world speed of the OS on older Apple devices.

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US iPhone imports imperiled as ITC hears Qualcomm complaint

06/15/2018, 08:06 pm

The first of more than a dozen legal actions between Apple and Qualcomm went to trial in Washington, D.C., on Friday, where U.S. International Trade Commission staff issued a recommendation that the presiding trade judge find the iPhone maker in infringement of Qualcomm IP.

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Apple Maps recovers from multi-hour partial service outage affecting search & directions [u]

06/15/2018, 10:06 am

Apple Maps endured a multi-hour partial service outage on Friday, with a large number of users unable to use the navigational functions to get directions on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac versions of the app.

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Apple & tech's disproportionate share of S&P index raising eyebrows

06/15/2018, 10:06 am

Tech companies, including Apple, take up a large percentage of the index's value, as well as its growth, leading some observers to question whether Big Tech has gotten too financially powerful.

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HomePod ad directed by Spike Jonze wins industry award

06/14/2018, 09:06 pm

Apple's innovative advertisements continue to rack up industry accolades, as the company's HomePod short film, directed by Spike Jonze, this week claimed top honors at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show.

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AT&T completes $85B acquisition of Time Warner

06/14/2018, 08:06 pm

Two days after a federal judge found AT&T's proposed purchase of Time Warner does not violate antitrust laws, the telecom on Thursday finalized the $85 billion acquisition to create one of the largest media conglomerates in the world.

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What movie studio consolidation means for Apple's media ambitions

06/14/2018, 04:06 pm

With AT&T's Time Warner purchase approved and Disney and Comcast bidding for Fox, a wave is underway of movie studios changing hands. And Apple might get in on the game too.

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First details emerge about new batch of Intel processor security flaws [u]

06/14/2018, 01:06 pm

Details of the first of the second wave of Spectre-style vulnerabilities in Intel processors has been published earlier than expected, with the "LazyFP" vulnerability potentially allowing an attacker to access sensitive data, such as cryptographic keys.

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Future Mac or iPad screens could be used as a smart mirror

06/14/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple is considering the possibility of producing devices that have a screen with adjustable reflectiveness, one that could potentially switch between displaying information to the user and acting as a mirror.

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Apple in talks to open first Israeli store in country's tallest building, report says

06/14/2018, 04:06 am

Apple is reportedly in talks with an Israeli retail property group to bring its company-owned brick-and-mortar stores to the country, the latest in an effort to open consumer hubs in the world's major metropolitan centers.

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Tim Cook talks about Steve Jobs thinking differently, Apple product philosophy

06/13/2018, 10:06 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook praised co-founder Steve Jobs in a recent interview for Bloomberg, including his vision for how the iPhone producer should be operated and Cook's interactions with him, as well as covering the company's views on subjects like privacy and civil liberties.

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Hands on: Netgear Cable Orbi modem & mesh Wi-Fi router

06/12/2018, 06:06 pm

The Cable Orbi, the latest in Netgear's Orbi line, attempts to kill three birds with one stone: cable internet, Wi-Fi, and mesh access.

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Judge rules AT&T can complete $85B acquisition of Time Warner

06/12/2018, 05:06 pm

AT&T on Tuesday received the green light to move forward with an $85 billion deal to buy media giant Time Warner, bringing an end to a contentious antitrust lawsuit leveled by the U.S. Justice Department last year.

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Apple gears up for World Cup with Siri, News, App Store refinements

06/12/2018, 02:06 pm

The U.S. may not be in the World Cup, but Apple is jumping in with a variety of features added to help users watch and enjoy Earth's biggest sporting event.

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Apple's work towards waterproof iPhones continues with new sealing technology

06/12/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple is considering new ways to improve the water resistance of the iPhone and other products by making a "liquid-tight" seal when a connector is plugged into a port, preventing anything from entering the outer casing and causing corrosion to any internal component.

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Apple iOS 12, macOS Mojave Books app redesign biggest ever, with enhanced discovery

06/12/2018, 11:06 am

Apple shines a spotlight on the new and redesigned Books app for iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave.

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How to set up your home network for many Apple TVs, Macs, iPhones, and iPads

06/12/2018, 09:06 am

Maybe you can get away with a single Wi-Fi basestation, if you have modest needs, but with the arrival of 4K media streaming, home network bandwidth demands are growing quickly. AppleInsider shares a few tips on how to build out your network, and points out some problems to avoid along the way.

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Apple bans cryptocurrency mining on the iPhone and iPad

06/11/2018, 09:06 am

New developer guidelines released during WWDC set new rules for cryptocurrency apps distributed through both the iOS and Mac App Stores.

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Apple closing Beijing & London stores for renovations, second Macau shop nears opening

06/11/2018, 09:06 am

Two of Apple's most prominent stores will temporarily shut down later in July for makeovers, to bring them up to date with the company's 2018 retail aesthetics.

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This week on AI: macOS Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, Facebook controversy & more

06/09/2018, 12:06 am

There may not have been new hardware, but WWDC 2018 kicked off the week with plenty to talk about in the software realm -- including word that developers will soon be able to easily bring iPhone and iPad apps to the Mac.

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