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Apple having trouble syncing audio between wireless AirPods - report

12/09/2016, 12:12 pm

Continued delays for Apple's completely wireless AirPods headphones are reportedly related to troubles in syncing audio between the two separate earpieces, according to a new report.

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Samsung to permanently disable any remaining US Galaxy Note 7 models

12/09/2016, 11:12 am

Samsung is reportedly adopting even harsher methods to prevent people from using the few remaining Galaxy Note 7s in the wild, planning an imminent U.S. software update that will render them useless.

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Apple falls to 36th place on Glassdoor's annual Best Places to Work chart

12/09/2016, 10:12 am

Despite being one of the most valuable corporations in the world, Apple has slipped to 36th place in Glassdoor's annual "Best Places to Work" rankings for large-scale businesses, as determined by employee ratings.

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AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with 13" MacBook Pro & Powerbeats3, talks 'iPhone 7s' rumors

12/09/2016, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil discuss Apple's continued work in artificial intelligence and cars, the rumored "iPhone 7s," and Neil's reviews of Powerbeats3 headphones and the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

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Apple analyst Gene Munster to leave Piper Jaffray, launch VC firm

12/08/2016, 10:12 pm

Gene Munster, one of the most well known Apple analysts in the world, is leaving investment giant Piper Jaffray to start a venture capital firm specializing in AR/VR solutions, artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies.

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FTC to distribute $88M in refunds to customers impacted by AT&T cramming

12/08/2016, 09:12 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced plans to mete out some $88 million to more than 2.7 million current and former AT&T customers who were affected by "mobile cramming," a scheme that added unwanted third-party service charges to their monthly phone bills.

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Apple gives employees a closer look at finishing touches on 'spaceship' Campus 2

12/08/2016, 02:12 pm

With contractors working to finish Apple's new Campus 2 headquarters in time for an early 2017 grand opening, the company has given employees a peek inside the efforts with a series of new photos.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook delivering MIT commencement speech in June

12/08/2016, 01:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook has agreed to deliver the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 2017 commencement address to graduates of the class of 2017 on Friday, June 9.

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Spotify drops efforts to buy SoundCloud in prep for IPO plans - report

12/08/2016, 01:12 pm

Apple's chief rival in on-demand music, Spotify, has backed away from trying to buy another important player in the space, SoundCloud, according to a report.

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Samsung aims to beat Apple with edge-to-edge display, no home button on Galaxy S8

12/08/2016, 10:12 am

Potentially beating Apple to the punch in some regards, Samsung's next flagship -- the Galaxy S8 -- will allegedly have an edge-to-edge, bezel-free display in all forms, and omit a physical home button in favor of a "virtual" one embedded in the glass.

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Apple signs deal with wind turbine maker Goldwind to bring clean power to suppliers

12/08/2016, 09:12 am

Apple has entered into a joint venture with wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology -- better known as Goldwind -- that should help bring more clean energy to its Chinese suppliers.

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A decade later, ad team behind iconic 'Get a Mac' campaign recounts development & production

12/08/2016, 09:12 am

Stars John Hodgman, Justin Long and the ad team responsible for Apple's 'Mac vs. PC' campaign -- launched in conjunction with the Intel Mac -- recently got together and talked about the evolution of the concept, other celebrity ad campaigns proposed and scuttled, and the difficulties of working with perfectionist Steve Jobs.

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Apple files patent for autonomous vehicle collision avoidance system

12/08/2016, 07:12 am

In one of the first pieces of documentation proving Apple's investigation into autonomous vehicles, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a patent application describing a basic collision avoidance system that could one day serve as the underpinnings of a self-driving car telemetry solution.

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Apple patent filing further details folding iPhone with wraparound display

12/08/2016, 06:12 am

An Apple invention published Thursday fleshes out the folding iPhone concept revealed in a separate patent grant last week, adding features like a wraparound display and touch sensitive structures to all external surfaces.

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Bluetooth SIG adopts Bluetooth 5 with 4X rage and 2X speed, devices due within 2 to 6 months

12/07/2016, 08:12 pm

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group officially ratified the Bluetooth 5 standard on Wednesday, meaning Apple's next iPhone and iPad models could boast wireless accessory connectivity up to four times the distance of current specification devices at double the speed.

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US paid Apple at least $600M on foreign cash held as bonds since 2012

12/07/2016, 06:12 pm

Although technically refusing to repatriate its international revenue to avoid taxes, Apple is actually keeping much of it in the U.S. in the form of bonds -- and generating interest in the process, a report pointed out on Wednesday.

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Apple to open 'global flagship' store at Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C.

12/07/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple has reportedly reached a deal to open a major new store at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C., a building some 113 years old sitting across from the Washington Convention Center.

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T-Mobile launches iMessage-incompatible 'Digits' virtual phone number beta

12/07/2016, 03:12 pm

Wireless carrier T-Mobile has started a beta of Digits -- a service that allows multiple phone numbers to be utilized in conjunction on one device, or one phone number to be shared across multiple devices on a carrier-level. The company recommends, however, that beta participants disable iMessage while using it.

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Invite-only meeting details state of AI, machine learning research inside Apple's halls

12/07/2016, 02:12 pm

In an invitation-only meeting at Tuesdays Neural Information Processing Systems conference, Apple's head of machine learning broke down Apple's specific goals for its artificial intelligence developments, and detailed where it feels it has an advantage of its competitors, giving a rare look at Apple's research process.

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Apple adds ability to schedule third-party service appointments online for Mac, iPhone, iPad

12/07/2016, 01:12 pm

Apple recently made changes to its service scheduling process, and is now allowing users to make appointments with certified third parties and the remaining Apple Specialists for repair and support.

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