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Apple begins hiring for first Thai store in capital of Bangkok

09/27/2017, 11:09 am

Apple has started hiring for a store in Bangkok, its first in Thailand, adding to a group of upcoming international expansions.

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Apple retains top spot as world's most valuable brand for 5th consecutive year

09/26/2017, 09:09 pm

For the fifth year in a row, Apple fended off the likes of Google, Microsoft and other fast-rising tech titans to be named the most valuable brand in the world, as ranked by global brand consulting firm Interbrand.

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D-Link's HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD gets new control features in app update

09/26/2017, 08:09 pm

Accessory maker D-Link on Tuesday updated its Omna iOS app with all new features for its Omna 180 Cam HD, one of the first internet-connected security cameras to feature Apple HomeKit support.

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Twitter to test 280-character tweets, doubling current limitation

09/26/2017, 06:09 pm

A select set of Twitter users are being freed from their 140-character shackles, at least temporarily, as the ubiquitous social network tests methods by which users can better express themselves while maintaining the brevity that popularized the platform.

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London's ex-mayor Boris Johnson pitched Apple on sponsoring the failed Garden Bridge project

09/26/2017, 03:09 pm

While mayor of London, British politician Boris Johnson tried to sell Apple on sponsoring the ultimately abandoned Garden Bridge -- to which the company allegedly said it was willing, if it could have a store on the bridge itself.

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Apple patent for ultrasonic force sensor could lead to iPhone with under-screen Touch ID

09/26/2017, 05:09 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an ultrasound-based force and touch sensor that could lead to a thinner, less obstructive 3D Touch mechanism, a structure which was reportedly a barrier to below-screen Touch ID integration in iPhone X.

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Latest Apple Park drone video shows construction progressing past debut of Steve Jobs Theater

09/25/2017, 11:09 am

Sunset drone footage of Apple Park in Cupertino shows that construction is still very much ongoing at the new headquarters, even after this month's public debut of the Steve Jobs Theater.

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This week on AI: iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K & Apple Watch Series 3 make their debut alongside OS updates

09/23/2017, 12:09 am

The iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 finally hit shelves at the end of the week, not long after the launch of iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. All was not smooth sailing for Apple, as the company found itself having to promise minor software updates to fix bugs or fill in missing features.

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Imagination Technologies sells to China-backed equity firm for 550M pounds

09/22/2017, 11:09 pm

Canyon Bridge, an equity firm backed by Chinese fund Yitai Capital, on Friday announced an agreement to acquire British chipmaker, and soon-to-be-former Apple partner, Imagination Technologies.

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Uber loses license to operate in London over public safety and security concerns

09/22/2017, 09:09 am

Uber has suffered a major blow to its operations in the United Kingdom, after Transport for London announced it will not be renewing the company's license to operate in the country's capital, with the transport authority citing Uber's policies and actions as reasons behind the decision.

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AppleInsider podcast gives first user impressions of iPhone 8, 8 Plus

09/22/2017, 08:09 am

In this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger joins Victor to talk about his experiences now that he's had the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in his hands for a few days.

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Apple contributing $1M to Mexico earthquake relief efforts, says CEO Tim Cook

09/21/2017, 06:09 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday announced the company is donating $1 million toward earthquake recovery efforts in Mexico, the latest gift in a string of contributions benefitting those stricken by natural disasters.

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Nearly 1700 Aldi grocery stores gain support for Apple Pay contactless payments

09/21/2017, 02:09 pm

iPhone and Apple Watch users shopping at Aldi grocery stores can now check out with Apple Pay at nearly 1,700 locations across the U.S., marking a significant expansion for Apple's tap-to-pay service.

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Future iPhones could sport front and back 3D Touch force detection

09/21/2017, 05:09 am

An Apple patent application published Thursday confirms the company's continued interest in advanced force detection technology, dubbed 3D Touch in Apple parlance, with a novel back-sensing configuration that could lead to thinner handset designs.

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Google buys HTC smartphone team for $1.1B [u]

09/20/2017, 10:09 pm

After HTC announced a coming halt to trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange pending "material information" that could impact the stock's value, a move that sparked speculation of a takeover, Google on Wednesday confirmed plans to buy the firm's mobile division team for $1.1 billion.

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Delays in Intel Cannon Lake processor rumored again, may impact 32GB MacBook Pro plans

09/20/2017, 02:09 pm

Supply chain sources suggest that the Intel Cannon Lake processor needed to drive 32GB of RAM in a MacBook Pro without the need of a dedicated memory controller has slipped to the end of 2018, likely pushing any MacBook Pro with the configuration that far away as well.

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Toshiba picks Bain consortium as winner for its memory unit, likely backed by Apple

09/20/2017, 01:09 pm

Toshiba on Wednesday announced an $18 billion agreement to sell its memory chip business to a group of companies led by U.S. equity firm Bain Capital, one prominent backer likely being Apple.

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Tim Cook issues strongest language yet regarding DACA, supporting DREAMers

09/20/2017, 12:09 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated his stance against DACA's elimination in what is possibly his most candid and firmest statement on the matter since he first spoke on the matter.

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Photos show nearly completed Apple retail outlet in Austin

09/20/2017, 01:09 am

Apple appears to be nearing completion of a soon-to-be-relocated mall outlet in Austin, Tex., that looks to feature exterior -- and likely interior -- design elements consistent with the company's "Apple store 2.0" aesthetic.

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Apple's Lisa Jackson criticizes Trump EPA for lack of transparency

09/19/2017, 11:09 pm

Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson in an interview on Tuesday said the Environmental Protection Agency, which she led from 2009 to 2013, is under threat from President Donald Trump's administration for a seeming lack of transparency.

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