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Unlike Roomba, Apple confirms it won't upload, share or sell your home data from HomePod

07/27/2017, 10:07 am

With vacuum maker iRobot looking to sell user's house maps to smart home vendors, an AppleInsider reader asked Apple what it planned to do with data collected by the HomePod's room mapping technology. Unsurprisingly, Apple confirmed it has no intention of saving or sharing information about a user's home layout.

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Samsung hits record quarterly profits, likely briefly topping Apple ahead of 'iPhone 8'

07/27/2017, 09:07 am

Apple rival Samsung Electronics has posted profits of $12.65 billion for the June quarter, its highest quarterly revenues ever -- also eclipsing predictions for Apple's performance in the period, though the situation is likely to reverse once this fall's iPhones ship.

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GoPro launches QuikStories automated video creation tool, rebrands GoPro app

07/27/2017, 09:07 am

Camera manufacturer GoPro on Thursday officially launched QuikStories, a video creation solution that automatically pulls content off Hero 5 and Hero 5 Session cameras and generates custom movies complete with special effects, music syncing and more.

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Apple invention details AR mapping system for iPhone, head-mounted displays

07/27/2017, 05:07 am

An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of overlaying interactive digital information onto real-world environments displayed on a portable device screen, specifically data regarding navigation assets like points of interest.

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White House looks to Apple's Cook, other tech CEOs to shape STEM education policy

07/26/2017, 09:07 pm

The Trump administration is looking to tech sector elites to help shape funding policy for science, technology, engineering and math public school education programs.

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Foxconn's $10B Wisconsin LCD factory to supply Sharp, not Apple

07/26/2017, 07:07 pm

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou on Wednesday announced plans to invest $10 billion in an LCD manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, with production slated to go to subsidiary Sharp.

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Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers

07/26/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Wednesday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on transgender soldiers, joining other tech executives like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai and Twitter's own Jack Dorsey.

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Facebook shoots for mid-August launch for first TV shows

07/26/2017, 12:07 pm

Facebook's first set of original TV shows -- posing a challenge to nascent offerings on Apple Music -- will reportedly premiere in mid-August, after a month-long delay.

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Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin expected to be announced tonight, Apple connection still unknown [u]

07/26/2017, 10:07 am

Whether or not Apple products will actually be built there, a new facility from the company's key manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is reportedly in the works for the state of Wisconsin, and set to be announced later this evening.

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Jony Ive talks Steve Jobs's vision for Apple Park, design inspiration from 'Star Wars'

07/26/2017, 10:07 am

A wide-ranging conversation with Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive discusses how the ultimate execution of Apple Park hews very close to founder Steve Jobs's vision for the project, and how he inspired Star Wars director J.J. Abrams, and vice versa.

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Apple ranks among 'Best-in-Class' brands for loyalty in new marketing study

07/26/2017, 09:07 am

Among major corporate brands, Apple has some of the highest loyalty and satisfaction rates with the U.S. public, according to the results of a recent survey.

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Foxconn not ready to talk about location, jobs spawned from US investment

07/26/2017, 08:07 am

Following a the presidential decree that Apple stands poised to open a trio of factories in the U.S. very soon, Foxconn has declared that it is not ready to announce any plans at this time until deals are finalized.

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Apple advertising exec details transparency, pivot to Search Ads, more in interview

07/25/2017, 11:07 pm

Apple VP of Advertising Platforms Todd Teresi in a keynote Q&A session at the Postback conference in Seattle on Tuesday explained the company's switch away from iAd in favor of the new Search Ads platform, revealed never before seen internal metrics and discussed the future of app advertising.

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Wisconsin court orders Apple pay $506M for infringing on WARF patent

07/25/2017, 09:07 pm

A U.S. district court judge on Monday ruled Apple must pay $506 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology IP owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing body, adding $272 million to an initial $234 decision reached almost two years ago.

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Review: Wallflower, an iPhone-connected smart oven monitor

07/25/2017, 06:07 pm

Wallflower is a practical Internet of Things product that surprised us by doing exactly what it said it would do: Alert us anywhere in the world if our electric oven/stove turns on or off.

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Apple will bring 3 manufacturing plants to US, President Trump reveals

07/25/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple is apparently planning to build three manufacturing facilities in the U.S., President Donald Trump has announced, though such facilities are most likely to be through a partnership with Foxconn or some other assembly company.

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Apple deploys third public beta releases of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, iOS 11, tvOS 11

07/25/2017, 01:07 pm

Registered members of Apple's public beta testing program now have a third pre-release build of iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra available to download, arriving just a day after the fourth developer beta.

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Flash is dead: Adobe announces end-of-life plans, will stop distribution in 2020

07/25/2017, 12:07 pm

Citing pressure from HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly, Adobe has announced that it will end development and distribution of Flash Player at the end of 2020, and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to open formats.

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Size matters? Facebook plans to combat Apple's HomePod with smart speaker featuring 15" display

07/25/2017, 11:07 am

Reports suggest Facebook is working on its own smart speaker to battle the HomePod and similar products, with features similar to that of the Amazon Show -- but packing a 15-inch screen.

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Qualcomm says tech group 'misdirecting' ITC, maintains complaint against Apple is over IP

07/24/2017, 09:07 pm

Qualcomm on Monday responded to a letter filed in opposition to a bid to bar import of Apple iPhone models not using its modem chips, accusing a tech lobbying group of conducting a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators.

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