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Apple debuts three videos promoting iBooks exclusive 'A Song of Ice and Fire' enhanced e-book

12/22/2016, 07:12 pm

Apple on Thursday shared three promotional videos touting the new enhanced edition of "A Song of Ice and Fire," on which HBO's hit show "Game of Thrones" is based, which landed as an exclusive in the iBooks Store in September.

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Honda in talks with Alphabet's Waymo on self-driving car technology

12/22/2016, 12:12 pm

Honda is reportedly in negotations with Waymo -- Alphabet's self-driving car subsidiary -- for a deal that could place the latter's technology in some of its vehicles.

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Apple deploys updated Photos iCloud app with Sierra-like album browsing

12/22/2016, 11:12 am

Apple on Thursday officially rolled out a new version of its Photos Web app for iCloud, introducing an interface similar to macOS Sierra.

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Review: Apple's new wireless AirPods put a smile on 2016

12/21/2016, 11:12 am

Delivering hours of enveloping, untethered sound and Siri assistance, Apple's new wireless AirPods elegantly perform in a way that promises to put a smile on your face no matter how terrible of a day you're having--a beautiful thing given how many ugly days 2016 has thrown at us so far.

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Apple AirPort firmware update fixes 'Back to my Mac' bug, but hardware's destiny still in doubt

12/21/2016, 10:12 am

Apple updated its AirPort router software with a patch to fix a "Back to my Mac" problem in conjunction with the AirPort Utility, but the update portends nothing for the future of the hardware.

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Apple extends discount on USB-C cables, monitors, hard drives, adapters, more until March 31, 2017

12/20/2016, 12:12 pm

Quietly, Apple has updated its USB-C sale page, and has extended the duration of the peripheral and cable sale by three months, with the sale now ending on Mar. 31.

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Indian Trade Ministry authorities talking local manufacturing with Apple

12/20/2016, 12:12 pm

In recent weeks, senior officials from India's Trade Ministry have met with Apple to discuss prospects for setting up manufacturing in the country, a report said on Tuesday.

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In-store pickup for Apple AirPods advertises Feb. 8 availability

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

Apple on Monday began offering an in-store pickup option for its newly released wireless AirPods, though customers won't be able to get their hands on the accessory until February 2017 at the earliest.

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Teardown destroys Apple's irreparable AirPods, revealing tiny circuitry held together by glue

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

With Apple's AirPods now in the hands of customers, a subsequent teardown of the wearable wireless ear buds has transpired, unsurprisingly discovering that the diminutive technology is essentially impossible to repair or even recycle.

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Apple patents panel-type acoustic system for portable devices, woven displays

12/20/2016, 03:12 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents for maximizing space in portable devices, one covering a panel acoustic system that provides high quality sound in thin enclosures and another detailing woven displays for Apple Watch.

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Apple has 'great desktops' on Mac roadmap, CEO Tim Cook says

12/19/2016, 07:12 pm

Allaying fears that Apple is scaling back Mac desktop development efforts as it concentrates on portables, CEO Tim Cook told employees on Monday that there are exciting products in store for the recently neglected segment.

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Tim Cook explains why Apple was present at Trump tech summit

12/19/2016, 06:12 pm

In a response to employee questions posted to Apple's internal message board, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday explained why he felt it necessary to attend President-elect Donald Trump's tech summit earlier this month.

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Apple activates free next-day deliveries for last minute Christmas shoppers

12/19/2016, 05:12 pm

Continuing a holiday tradition, Apple on Monday announced it will offer free next-day delivery on in-stock items ordered through its online store on Dec. 23, giving holiday shoppers one more alternative for last minute Christmas gifts.

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New router attack altering DNS settings, stealing ad traffic from infected users

12/19/2016, 01:12 pm

A second wide-spread attack on vulnerable home networking equipment is underway, with the latest attack redirecting an afflicted network's traffic, including that from Apple users, to fraudulent domains and opening up the routers to further attack.

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BlackBerry pushes deeper into self-driving tech space with Ottawa research center

12/19/2016, 11:12 am

BlackBerry on Monday opened a self-driving research center in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, potentially setting the stage for its QNX subsidiary to be an important player in autonomous platforms.

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Apple hires former Porsche race car director for alleged 'Project Titan' role

12/19/2016, 10:12 am

Porsche's race program lead, Alexander Hitzinger, was allegedly brought on to Apple's "Project Titan" car program in the spring of 2016, a new report reveals.

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Apple appeals EU tax ruling, claims Commission 'retroactively changed the rules'

12/19/2016, 09:12 am

Fulfilling a promise, Apple on Monday formally appealed a tax ruling by the European Commission ordering Ireland to collect at least $13.6 billion in back taxes.

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Apple AirPods now shipping to preorder customers

12/17/2016, 04:12 pm

Customers lucky enough to have snagged a pair of Apple AirPods when product sales went live last week recently received word that their orders have shipped, and are scheduled to arrive as promised on Dec 21.

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This week on AI: AirPods are go, Cook meets Trump, Apple's 'TV' app goes live & more

12/17/2016, 04:12 am

Apple got busy before the Christmas holidays, releasing several software updates, and its long-delayed wireless AirPods. CEO Tim Cook meanwhile attended a summit with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump, meeting privately for another discussion afterward.

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Apple gives retail employees T-shirt, keepsake credo for holidays

12/16/2016, 09:12 pm

Apple on Friday presented its retail workforce with the usual annual holiday gift, this year consisting of a special edition gray T-shirt and keepsake card onto which the company's corporate credo is printed.

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