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Samsung profits drop as mobile arm suffers 37.6% crash in Q2

07/29/2015, 10:07 pm

Apple competitor and smartphone arch nemesis Samsung on Thursday local Korea time reported quarterly profits for the second quarter dropped 8 percent from the same time last year, a dip largely blamed on abysmal performance from its mobile unit.

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Apple's Campus 2 headquarters to feature visitor center with observation deck, store

07/29/2015, 05:07 pm

Apple has plans to build a dedicated visitor's center at its upcoming Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., that will offer views of the main "spaceship" building at the heart of the development and retail opportunities, planning documents show.

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Windows 10 launches to favorable reviews, cautions about bugs and feature gaps

07/29/2015, 11:07 am

Early reviews of Microsoft's latest operating system -- released on Wednesday -- have been generally positive, suggesting that it solves problems with Windows 8 while advancing the Windows platform towards the future.

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Nokia debuts Ozo 360-degree VR camera for professional filmmakers

07/29/2015, 12:07 am

The pupa that is Nokia -- the portion not gobbled up by Microsoft last year -- emerged from its cocoon on Tuesday bearing a high-end 360-degree camera called Ozo, a product targeting the nascent virtual reality content creation industry.

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Intel and Micron's new '3D XPoint' memory is 1000x faster, more durable than NAND

07/28/2015, 11:07 pm

Semiconductor technology giants Intel and Micron on Tuesday announced 3D XPoint memory, the fruits of a joint endeavor into non-volatile memory technology the companies claim is the first major breakthrough in the space since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989.

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Livescribe debuts note-taking, audio-recording Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition

07/28/2015, 07:07 pm

Livescribe on Tuesday added a new model to its digital writing tool lineup in the Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition, an all-in-one system for digitizing handwritten notes, synchronizing recorded audio and transferring it all to Mac for review and sharing.

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Apple's Beats by Dre support team debuts native Twitter videos

07/28/2015, 05:07 pm

On Monday, Apple's Beats by Dre began publishing product instruction videos directly to its customer support Twitter account, inserting brand awareness and outreach options directly into users' chosen social media streams.

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Motorola unveils larger Moto X Style and Moto X Play phones, updates Moto G

07/28/2015, 12:07 pm

Motorola on Thursday announced three new Android smartphones, including the flagship Moto X Style, a device that will compete head-on with Apple iPhones expected to launch this fall.

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Aaron Sorkin's 'Steve Jobs' selected as Centerpiece of New York Film Festival

07/28/2015, 09:07 am

The highly anticipated biopic of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, with Michael Fassbender in the title role, will hold the prestigious "Centerpiece" slot at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 3.

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Apple joins White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge

07/27/2015, 12:07 pm

The White House on Monday announced that Apple will be among a group of 13 companies appearing alongside Secretary of State John Kerry and other senior White House officials, as they launch the American Business Act on Climate Pledge.

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Apple Maps vans to begin collecting data in France, Sweden in August

07/27/2015, 09:07 am

The Apple Maps vans currently on reconnaissance trips to collect street-level data will be coming to France and Sweden for the first time in August, in addition to touring areas in the U.S., England, and Ireland, Apple revealed on Monday.

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First Look: The ONE Smart Piano

07/25/2015, 07:07 pm

Aspiring musicians looking to learn to play piano should check out The ONE, a unique digital piano that uses iPad to offset the learning curve associated with mastering the instrument.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple's record Q3, 'Apple Car' news, Back to School promo & more

07/25/2015, 05:07 am

Apple once again shattered corporate records in announcing its third quarter financial results, but some of the more interesting news this week percolated under the surface, hinting at long-term plans and trends.

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Nike, Apple agree to $2.4M settlement in suit over false FuelBand claims, Apple to pay nothing

07/24/2015, 11:07 pm

Consumers who purchased a Nike+ FuelBand between 2012 and 2015 might be eligible for a small payment from Nike after the sports brand, alongside co-defendant Apple, agreed to settle a class action suit alleging the companies falsely advertised the device's health tracking capabilities.

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Apple reportedly eyed BMW's i3 electric car as basis for branded vehicle

07/24/2015, 09:07 pm

According to a report published Friday, Apple last fall initiated talks to partner with BMW on a rumored electric car project underpinned by the German automaker's i3 model before ultimately changing its mind.

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Trailer debuts for Steve Jobs documentary derided by Apple exec as 'mean-spirited'

07/24/2015, 02:07 pm

The trailer for "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," a highly criticized documentary from Oscar winner Alex Gibney, premiered on Friday, giving the general public their first glimpse at the controversial film.

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Consortium-backed Apple Pay competitor CurrentC to launch 'trial run' in August

07/24/2015, 12:07 pm

CurrentC, the MCX-developed mobile payment platform backed by a number of major U.S. retailers, will reportedly see an initial trial run in August, signaling that the service is finally approaching a public launch.

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AppleInsider podcast talks earnings, future of iPhone, iOS 9 betas & Coin credit card

07/24/2015, 08:07 am

On this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast, we discuss Apple's earnings call, Neil reveals how he feels about Wall Street analysts, Victor endorses the Mac App Store, and Mikey tells all about the good and bad of the Coin connected credit card.

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Apple removes Nest Learning Thermostat from online, retail stores in potential HomeKit push

07/23/2015, 07:07 pm

A pair of reports this week made note of Apple's apparent decision to remove Google's Nest Learning Thermostat from its online and brick-and-mortar stores, leaving only smart home devices compatible with HomeKit available for purchase.

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Apple throws clout behind Equality Act blocking discrimination against LGBT Americans

07/23/2015, 05:07 pm

Via a press statement, Apple on Thursday officially backed the Equality Act, an expansion of 1964's Civil Rights Act that -- if voted in -- would add gender identity and sexual orientation to non-discrimination protections for Americans.

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