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Thunderbolt 3-equipped MacBook Pro can use external GPUs, but at a cost

12/01/2016, 08:12 am

One of the most frequent complaints about the new MacBook Pro is the relatively weak GPU as compared to some found on the Windows side. Some progress has been made very recently by independent developers, allowing the adventurous who aren't afraid to spend a few dollars to build and connect an external GPU to a Thunderbolt 3 Mac.

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Future Apple devices might warn users of environmental dangers

12/01/2016, 06:12 am

Apple published a patent application on Thursday covering an embedded environmental sensor capable of sampling both gas and liquids, a component that could one day inform iPhone and Apple Watch owners of potential unseen dangers in their surrounding environment.

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Apple patent filing reveals work on circular displays for Apple Watch

12/01/2016, 05:12 am

A pair of Apple patent filings published Thursday reveal ongoing research into circular displays suitable for wearable devices, suggesting the company was at least mulling the creation of a round-faced Apple Watch.

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Fitbit to reportedly buy smartwatch maker Pebble for 'small amount,' phase out product

11/30/2016, 11:11 pm

Wearable fitness device giant Fitbit is reportedly on the verge of buying out, and subsequently shutting down, smartwatch upstart Pebble for what sources describe as a "small amount."

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Cook talks Apple's social activism in interview promoting World AIDS Day plans

11/30/2016, 12:11 pm

In an interview published on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook touted the company's World AIDS Day charity initiatives, while insisting that he and the company are acting beyond selfish interests.

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Apple AirPort Extreme claims top marks in consumer-grade wireless router survey

11/30/2016, 11:11 am

A recent customer satisfaction survey of home router technologies places Apple comfortably on top of the heap, despite recent reports of the division closing down, and engineers re-assigned to other projects.

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Apple offers new Beats & iPhone accessories, special iTunes & App Store content for World AIDS Day

11/30/2016, 09:11 am

Apple on Wednesday announced a host of (RED) charity efforts to mark World AIDS Day -- Dec. 1 -- with varying proceeds going to the Global Fund, which as part of its anti-AIDS efforts funds initiatives like testing, prevention, and medication.

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Kaby Lake suitable for MacBook Pro said to debut at January's Consumer Electronics Show

11/30/2016, 09:11 am

According to reports out of the Chinese supply chain, Intel is gearing up to announce and release the H-series Kaby Lake processor, suitable for use in laptops like the MacBook Pro.

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Apple Music marketing exec Bozoma Saint John talks diversity in new interview

11/30/2016, 01:11 am

Bozoma Saint John, global marketing executive for Apple Music and iTunes, took part in a brief interview as part of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference on Tuesday, offering those in attendance a lesson in self-confidence she learned as a teenager.

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Apple hires Wired magazine creative director to design team

11/29/2016, 05:11 pm

Apple is adding a new member to its design team, as Billy Sorrentino, Wired magazine's Head of Creative, on Tuesday announced he will depart the publication to take on an undisclosed role at the Cupertino tech giant.

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Apple announces winter iTunes Connect downtime slated for Dec. 23-27

11/29/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple has reminded developers that the annual iTunes Connect winter closure is approaching, with the 2016 holiday scheduled for Dec. 23 through Dec. 27.

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Kwikset debuts Kevo Convert smartlock, Canary brings security cam footage to iPad & Apple TV

11/29/2016, 01:11 pm

Kwikset this week announced a new smartlock, the Kevo Convert, while security camera maker Canary brought its software to the iPad and the Apple TV.

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Amazon working on touchscreen Echo speaker with higher-quality audio - report

11/29/2016, 11:11 am

Raising the bar even before Apple's rumored entry into the "smartspeaker" market, Amazon is at work on a new "Echo-like" model which will have a 7-inch touchscreen and high-end audio, a report said on Tuesday.

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ACCC draft determination denies Australian banks' bid to bargain or boycott Apple Pay

11/28/2016, 07:11 pm

In a draft determination issued on Tuesday local Australia time, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission denied the country's big-three banks authorization to collectively negotiate access to Apple Pay NFC technology.

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AT&T launches DirecTV Now streaming service with free Apple TV offer

11/28/2016, 06:11 pm

In a bid to draw subscribers to its new DirecTV Now over-the-top internet streaming service, announced on Monday, AT&T is giving away Apple TV and Fire TV Stick hardware with certain pre-paid monthly packages.

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Amazon plans major crackdown on counterfeit sellers for 2017

11/28/2016, 03:11 pm

Not long after related Apple efforts, Amazon is about to embark on eliminating counterfeit vendors from its online store -- making it a major focus for 2017, a report said on Monday.

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First wave of Apple holiday email advertising hits, featuring musicians and music lovers

11/28/2016, 02:11 pm

As part of its holiday promotions, Apple is advertising deals for musicians and music lovers, with similarly curated emails coming for other interests soon.

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Apple issues fourth developer betas of iOS 10.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.2, watchOS 3.1.1

11/28/2016, 01:11 pm

Apple on Monday provided registered developers with new pre-release builds of three to test on three its four major platforms: iOS, macOS, and watchOS.

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Sling TV to start beta-testing cloud DVR functions in December

11/28/2016, 12:11 pm

Starting sometime in December, Dish-owned Sling TV will begin beta-testing cloud DVR functions, closing an important gap with its main competitor in internet TV, Sony's PlayStation Vue.

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Latest Apple headquarters drone video depicts carbon fiber auditorium roof, solar installations

11/28/2016, 11:11 am

While a company move-in date has not yet been established, the latest drone flight footage from the construction site shows a near-complete solar installation on several structures including the main headquarters, and depicts the largest carbon fiber roof in the world on the auditorium.

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