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Topic: General

Samsung's chip & display businesses rescue profits in wake of exploding Note 7 recall

10/07/2016, 09:10 am

Samsung Electronics' estimated operating profits grew 5.6 percent in the third quarter in spite of its massive Galaxy Note 7 recall, buoyed by increased chip and display sales.


AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone 7 vs. Google Pixel, Mac updates, 5 years since Steve Jobs

10/07/2016, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger tells Victor Marks about the sale of Viv (made by the founders of Siri) to Samsung, Google Pixel's shortcomings, the difficulty of evaluating a camera, and what's happened in the five years since Steve Jobs passed away.


Yahoo email surveillance linked to court order, Apple denies any similar requests

10/06/2016, 03:10 pm

Yahoo's tool to scan the contents of customer emails came as a result of a U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order last year, and was created by adapting otherwise benign software, a report indicated on Thursday.


Facebook Oculus update lowers hardware requirements, promises social experiences

10/06/2016, 03:10 pm

Facebook has unveiled the next steps in the Oculus virtual reality platform, including a sneak peek at a wireless version of the Oculus Rift, and an initiative to lower the hardware requirements needed to use the system to specs already exceeded by Apple's 4K and 5K Retina iMac lines.


Deals: Unlocked iPhone 7s in stock; up to $100 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 15% off $50 iTunes gift cards; 50% off Roxio Toast 15 Titanium

10/06/2016, 12:10 pm

The weather may be cooling down, but the deals are heating up as we approach the holiday season. Snap up an unlocked iPhone 7 on eBay and avoid Apple's 2-3 week wait time. Or save $30-$100 on 2016 12" MacBooks. Fifty dollar iTunes gift cards are also $42.50, while Roxio Toast 15 Titanium is marked down to $49.99.


Apple's Naples, Italy, iOS app development center opens, shown off in new photos

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Classes at Apple's first European training academy at the University of Naples Federico II's San Giovanni campus in Italy have commenced, with 200 students in attendance. Here are some photos of the center, created in partnership with Apple.


Apple to unite internet teams under one roof at 1 Infinite Loop - report

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Apple is planning to unite many of the teams working on its disparate internet services, relocating them to its Cupertino headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, a report said on Thursday.


Apple, Google, Disney unlikely to place bids in Twitter sale, report says

10/05/2016, 10:10 pm

As the rumor mill spins churns over speculation about who will take over ubiquitous microblogging network Twitter, a pair of reports on Wednesday put two of tech's biggest players, Apple and Google, and entertainment giant Disney out of the running.


Apple opens 'Orchard' project to groom marketing talent [u]

10/05/2016, 09:10 pm

Apple this week quietly announced "the Orchard," a new internal project that seeks to pair up-and-coming creative minds with leaders in Apple's Marketing Communications (Marcom) team, grooming them for a potential job at the company.


Samsung buys AI startup created by Siri co-cofounders

10/05/2016, 07:10 pm

Samsung on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Viv, a next-generation artificial intelligence firm created by Siri co-founders and former Apple employees Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham.


Apple supplier Foxconn so far up to 40,000 'Foxbots' in China

10/05/2016, 04:10 pm

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, has so far installed 40,000 production robots across China as it looks to minimize the number of people it employs, reports noted on Wednesday.


Apple's Cook & Cue make Vanity Fair 'New Establishment' list as Cook pays tribute to Steve Jobs

10/05/2016, 01:10 pm

Apple executives Tim Cook and Eddy Cue both claimed spots in Vanity Fair's annual "New Establishment" list on Wednesday, even as Cook once again paid tribute to his famous predecessor -- Steve Jobs -- on the fifth anniversary of his death.


Investors buoyed by report claiming Apple, Disney are potential Netflix buyers

10/05/2016, 11:10 am

Hot on the heels of rumors that Disney was investigating buying social media platform Twitter, now Netflix is said to under scrutiny by Disney and possibly Apple for a buyout bid, allowing either company to greatly expand on media delivery to cord-cutters.


macOS, Windows Spotify Free users plagued by malicious website pop-ups

10/05/2016, 11:10 am

Music streaming service Spotify has apparently been serving up malware-laden websites to users of its free ad-supported service, but at this time it is having little effect on Mac users other than inconvenience.


Apple holds top spot with $178B value in annual Interbrand global rankings

10/05/2016, 11:10 am

For the fourth year in a row, Interbrand has ranked Apple as the most valuable brand in the world, though the company didn't chart in a list of the fastest-growing brands.


Study claims Apple avoided paying $65.08B in US taxes in 2015 through offshore arrangements

10/05/2016, 09:10 am

Apple managed to avoid paying $65.08 billion in U.S. taxes last year by keeping $218.55 billion offshore, according to a study produced by an activist group and a non-partisan think tank.


Yahoo created program to scan customer emails for U.S. intelligence agencies, report says

10/04/2016, 11:10 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Yahoo last year cooperated with U.S. government agency requests to create and deploy software that scanned hundreds of millions of customer emails as they arrived at the company's servers.


Google reveals Chromecast Ultra, Google WiFi, Daydream View VR; details Google Home

10/04/2016, 02:10 pm

Besides just the Google Pixel smartphone family, the smartphone giant today also released the 4K Chromecast Ultra, the Daydream View VR headset, the Google Home voice-activated personal assistant, and Google WiFi networking hardware.


Google debuts Pixel 'Phone by Google,' with heavy emphasis on photography

10/04/2016, 12:10 pm

As expected, Google has unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones continuing Google's emphasis on its services as an alternative to storage limits on competing devices.


Leaked photo shows off Apple's nearly-finished Regent Street renovations in London

10/04/2016, 10:10 am

A Facebook photo leaked by a construction worker appears to show the interior of Apple's Regent Street store in London, which is due to reopen on Oct. 15 after over a year of renovations.