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Google Play Store gets Family Library feature with limited iOS support

07/27/2016, 03:07 pm

Google on Wednesday launched Family Library, a feature for the Google Play Store closely mirroring Apple's own Family Sharing for iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store -- including some iOS support.

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Xiaomi launches Mi Notebook Air, targeting Apple's MacBook lineup

07/27/2016, 11:07 am

Best known for its smartphones, China's Xiaomi on Wednesday revealed the Mi Notebook Air, its first laptop, apparently designed to take on Apple's MacBook and MacBook Air.

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Apple preps first Mexican Apple Store ahead of push into Latin America

07/27/2016, 01:07 am

While Apple's growth, or lack thereof, in Greater China grabs headlines, work continues on a planned expansion into untapped markets like Mexico, where the company is poised to open its first retail store later this year.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook bullish on augmented reality, says company investing in AR tech

07/26/2016, 07:07 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed investments into augmented reality solutions, saying the nascent platform holds "huge" potential.

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Microsoft Office 365 gains machine learning writing style assistant, research tool

07/26/2016, 11:07 am

New updates are coming to Microsoft's Office 365, including artificial intelligence driven writing style coaches and research assistants in Word, plus the addition of "Focused Inbox" email management to macOS.

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New guidelines may push Apple to switch away from SMS for two-factor authentication

07/26/2016, 11:07 am

Newly-published guidelines could lead Apple and other companies to find an alternative to SMS for two-factor authentication, such as dedicated apps, according to reports.

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Apple wins patent on tech hinting at Apple Pencil use for Mac

07/26/2016, 09:07 am

Apple on Tuesday won the U.S. patent rights to a stylus concept that could pave the way for using an Apple Pencil with Macs, whether on Force Touch trackpads or otherwise.

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Chicago Apple Stores targeted in traveling fraud scheme

07/25/2016, 08:07 pm

Six people from New York were arrested and charged last week for their part in an "organized criminal enterprise" that allegedly sought to defraud a Chicago area Apple Store using stolen identities and credit cards.

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Redbox makes second go at online streaming, Google Maps gets 'Wi-Fi only' mode

07/25/2016, 01:07 pm

Better known for its DVD and Blu-ray rental kiosks, Redbox is reportedly braving a second foray into online streaming. Google, meanwhile, is rolling out a new "Wi-Fi only" option for data-conscious users of its Maps mobile app.

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Twitter adds weekly MLB & NHL games to live sports coverage

07/25/2016, 01:07 pm

Twitter has reportedly secured the rights to stream weekly games from both Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, significantly boosting its nascent entry into live sports.

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Apple leases 40,000 square feet for development accelerator in Bengaluru, India

07/25/2016, 10:07 am

Apple has signed a lease for over 40,000 square feet of office space for its planned Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India, a report said on Monday.

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Verizon to buy struggling Yahoo for $4.83 billion

07/25/2016, 09:07 am

Verizon on Monday announced a deal to buy the search engine pioneer Yahoo for $4.8 billion, granting Verizon over one billion total monthly search users in conjunction with another large internet advertising network that it will be adding to the AOL network.

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Apple hyping this week's opening of first-ever Brooklyn retail store

07/24/2016, 02:07 pm

With less than a week to go before Apple opens the doors on its first retail location in Brooklyn, passersby have been notified of the grand opening with new signage advertising the long-awaited opening in New York City's most populous borough.

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This week on AI: 'Apple Car' delayed, new iOS 10 & macOS betas, 'iPhone 7' leaks & more

07/23/2016, 03:07 am

While much of the week was dominated by nearly identical "iPhone 7" leaks, we did learn a little bit more about the "Apple Car," and Apple itself released a bevy of software updates, while bringing Apple Pay to more markets.

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Hacker who targeted celebrity Apple and Google accounts sentenced six months in prison

07/23/2016, 02:07 am

An Oregon man who earlier this year pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple and Google email accounts, including a number owned by unnamed celebrities, was sentenced to six months in prison this week.

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US appeals court vacates Apple win in Unwired Planet patent suit

07/22/2016, 08:07 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday handed down an opinion vacating in part a 2015 summary judgment that found Apple not in infringement of certain cellular and voice recognition patents, claims of which originate from a string of "kitchen sink" patent lawsuits leveled by non-practicing entity Unwired Planet.

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Apple retakes top spot in FutureBrand 'perception strength' rankings

07/22/2016, 02:07 pm

Apple has reclaimed the top spot in the 2016 edition of the FutureBrand Index, which each year ranks the world's 100 biggest corporations according to their "perception strength," based on a survey of 3,000 consumers and professionals across 17 countries.

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Why Alphabet's Nest doesn't (and probably won't ever) support Apple's HomeKit

07/22/2016, 01:07 pm

The Nest smart home thermometer, designed by one of the 'fathers of the iPod' Tony Fadell, was on sale shortly after its debut at Apple retail stores. So why doesn't HomeKit support it? AppleInsider explains.

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Apple confirms plans to open first Apple Store in Taiwan

07/22/2016, 08:07 am

Apple on Friday revealed that it's planning to launch its first store in Taiwan, finally coming to the island where a number of its suppliers are headquartered.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch battery life, beta updates, iOS 10 liquid detection, more

07/22/2016, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss the latest updates in public betas, the reason the GPS watches seem to last longer that a day, liquid damage avoidance in iOS 10, apparent delays for the "Apple Car," and much more.

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