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Nest Cam Outdoor upgrades original Nest Cam with more rugged design

07/14/2016, 10:07 am

Google's Nest division on Thursday announced the Nest Cam Outdoor, a version of its app-connected Nest Cam upgraded to handle the specific demands of exterior security.

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Supreme Court to hear Apple v. Samsung appeal on Oct. 11

07/13/2016, 10:07 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court released a schedule of its upcoming October term sessions on Wednesday, announcing it will hear Samsung's appeal of a contentious patent lawsuit involving Apple on Oct. 11.

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Rumor: Apple latest bidder for Formula 1 race series

07/13/2016, 09:07 pm

According to rumors aired on Wednesday, Apple might be in the market to take ownership of embattled high-speed racing series Formula One as a means to increase automotive industry visibility ahead of "Apple Car."

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Decision in EU probe of Apple's Irish tax deals expected in September or October

07/13/2016, 06:07 pm

Following a meeting with European Commission chief Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday, Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said he expects the EU antitrust regulator to reach a decision in its investigation into Apple's Ireland tax agreements by September or October.

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Inside Apple Campus 2 and its vast expanses of sedak glass

07/13/2016, 11:07 am

Apple's ambitious Campus 2 project makes extensive use of massive glass panels built by German fabricator sedak, specifically chosen to blur the lines between office space inside and serene landscapes outside, much the same way that the company's products seek to blur the line between hardware and software.

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Open casting call begins for first original Apple TV series 'Planet of the Apps'

07/12/2016, 08:07 pm

Television production company Propagate on Tuesday announced the start of an open casting call for "Planet of the Apps," an original series about the app economy coproduced by Apple.

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Privacy Shield gives US firms new pact for accessing European data

07/12/2016, 04:07 pm

On Tuesday a new pact, Privacy Shield, went into effect between the U.S. and the European Union, giving American companies a simpler alternative to dealing with the E.U.'s normal data protection rules when shuttling data across the Atlantic.

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Apple donates $1M to China NGO to assist flood relief efforts

07/11/2016, 10:07 pm

Apple recently became the first U.S. company to donate to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), a non-governmental organization helping with flood relief efforts after heavy rains impacted millions along the Yangtze river region.

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US Treasury Secretary to meet with EU antitrust head, try to block collection of Apple back taxes

07/11/2016, 03:07 pm

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is reportedly meeting with the head of the European Union's antitrust efforts, Margrethe Vestager, ahead of an anticipated ruling on whether the Irish government will have to collect back taxes from Apple.

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iDevices HomeKit accessories add Amazon Alexa voice control

07/11/2016, 01:07 pm

The Siri-friendly iDevices stable of smart home gadgets has now been enhanced with Amazon Alexa compatibility, giving users more flexibility in voice control options.

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Profile highlights blind Apple engineer working on accessibility tech

07/10/2016, 06:07 pm

A profile published on Sunday details the experiences and work of Jordyn Castor, a blind Apple engineer now developing technologies like VoiceOver with company's accessibility design and quality team.

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Review: Synology's DiskStation DS216j offers affordable yet advanced network storage

07/10/2016, 03:07 am

The DiskStation DS216j NAS is positioned near the bottom of Synology's consumer level network storage product range, but advanced software integration and a configurable design means the system can easily serve up to a small business.

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This week on AI: No more 16GB iPhones, iOS 10 & macOS Sierra betas & more

07/09/2016, 06:07 am

Even with summer doldrums in full effect, there was still plenty of news to go around -- including the first public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, and word that Apple is finally ditching 16 gigabyte iPhones.

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Apple to pay $25M to settle patent infringement lawsuit, license technology

07/08/2016, 07:07 pm

Apple has agreed to pay $25 million to non-practicing entity Network-1 Technologies to settle a patent infringement lawsuit over technology relating to iTunes Cover Flow and OS X search features including Spotlight and Time Machine.

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Apple releases searchable WWDC 2016 session text transcripts

07/08/2016, 05:07 pm

Developers seeking additional information from Apple's more than 125 Worldwide Developers Conference session videos can now narrow down results thanks to searchable text transcripts released on Friday.

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Apple, 67 other businesses file against North Carolina's HB2 'bathroom' law

07/08/2016, 05:07 pm

Apple and 67 other businesses have signed a new amicus brief, supporting the U.S. Justice Department's efforts to halt the enforcement of HB2, a North Carolina law forcing people to use bathrooms corresponding to their birth gender.

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ESPN working on first-ever streaming TV package - report

07/08/2016, 01:07 pm

Disney-owned ESPN will soon be announcing its first Web-based TV streaming package, although it will only be a small step towards a full-scale online service, according to a new report.

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AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10 beta 2, Lightning headphones, 'iPhone 7' rumors

07/08/2016, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss the latest updates found in iOS 10 beta 2. They also wrap up all the current "iPhone 7" rumors, discuss the current state of Lightning-connected headphones, and talk about the new Mac malware (and why you don't need to worry too much about it).

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for racial equality in light of US shooting deaths

07/08/2016, 12:07 am

In light of two fatal police shootings of black men in as many days, Apple chief executive Tim Cook voiced a call for justice on Thursday, calling the recent events "senseless killings."

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Apple's new 'starter guides' help educators integrate iPad, iOS into curriculum

07/07/2016, 07:07 pm

In a bid to extend its reach into the educational technology market, Apple on Thursday released a set of guidebooks designed to help educators better implement products like iPad and iOS apps into classroom activities.

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