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Investors buoyed by report claiming Apple, Disney are potential Netflix buyers

10/05/2016, 11:10 am

Hot on the heels of rumors that Disney was investigating buying social media platform Twitter, now Netflix is said to under scrutiny by Disney and possibly Apple for a buyout bid, allowing either company to greatly expand on media delivery to cord-cutters.


macOS, Windows Spotify Free users plagued by malicious website pop-ups

10/05/2016, 11:10 am

Music streaming service Spotify has apparently been serving up malware-laden websites to users of its free ad-supported service, but at this time it is having little effect on Mac users other than inconvenience.


Apple holds top spot with $178B value in annual Interbrand global rankings

10/05/2016, 11:10 am

For the fourth year in a row, Interbrand has ranked Apple as the most valuable brand in the world, though the company didn't chart in a list of the fastest-growing brands.


Study claims Apple avoided paying $65.08B in US taxes in 2015 through offshore arrangements

10/05/2016, 09:10 am

Apple managed to avoid paying $65.08 billion in U.S. taxes last year by keeping $218.55 billion offshore, according to a study produced by an activist group and a non-partisan think tank.


Yahoo created program to scan customer emails for U.S. intelligence agencies, report says

10/04/2016, 11:10 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Yahoo last year cooperated with U.S. government agency requests to create and deploy software that scanned hundreds of millions of customer emails as they arrived at the company's servers.


Google reveals Chromecast Ultra, Google WiFi, Daydream View VR; details Google Home

10/04/2016, 02:10 pm

Besides just the Google Pixel smartphone family, the smartphone giant today also released the 4K Chromecast Ultra, the Daydream View VR headset, the Google Home voice-activated personal assistant, and Google WiFi networking hardware.


Google debuts Pixel 'Phone by Google,' with heavy emphasis on photography

10/04/2016, 12:10 pm

As expected, Google has unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones continuing Google's emphasis on its services as an alternative to storage limits on competing devices.


Leaked photo shows off Apple's nearly-finished Regent Street renovations in London

10/04/2016, 10:10 am

A Facebook photo leaked by a construction worker appears to show the interior of Apple's Regent Street store in London, which is due to reopen on Oct. 15 after over a year of renovations.


Google poaches ex-Apple senior director, Amazon Kindle head for hardware focus shift

10/04/2016, 08:10 am

Design executive David Foster, once a senior director at Apple, and most recently responsible for Amazon's Echo, Kindle, and Kindle Fire development has moved to Google, and will head up the search engine giant's smartphone push that is expected to start on Tuesday.


Apple patents fingerprint sensor that works through displays, hints at 'iPhone 8' tech

10/04/2016, 04:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent that, if recent rumors are to be believed, might make its way into next year's iPhone model. Specifically, the company now owns IP covering a fingerprint sensor capable of gathering accurate readings through structures like a device screen.


Google Pixel revealed by resellers, shows remarkable similarity to iPhone design

10/03/2016, 04:10 pm

While Google would have likely preferred the details remain secret until Tuesday's announcement, assorted retailers have leaked specifics about Google's new phone line -- the "Google Pixel."


Microsoft halts sales of Band fitness trackers, says no new model in 2016

10/03/2016, 03:10 pm

Microsoft has pulled its Band fitness trackers from its online store, and confirmed that it won't have a new model out in 2016, suggesting that the company is rethinking its approach to a wearables market largely dominated by Fitbit and Apple.


Apple's Fouloum data center is the largest foreign capital investment Denmark has ever seen

10/03/2016, 02:10 pm

Apple's investment in a Denmark-based data center and related biogas research will nearly hit $1 billion, and make it the largest foreign capital expenditure in the country.


Regent Street Apple store in London to make long-awaited reopening on Oct. 15

10/03/2016, 12:10 pm

Having been under renovations for over a year, Apple's flagship U.K. store in London will finally reopen on Oct. 15 at 10 a.m., the company has announced.


Last call! iPhone trade-in deal: $10 cash bonus when you sell your old iPhone 6/s/Plus to Gazelle

10/03/2016, 10:10 am

Now through Oct. 9, AppleInsider readers can get up to $325 in cash and score a $10 bonus on select iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus trade-ins. What's more, if you prefer to get a cash payout right now, visit an ecoATM kiosk and activate the bonus immediately with an exclusive promo code.


Apple CEO Tim Cook touts encryption, AR at Utah Tech Tour

10/03/2016, 06:10 am

At Sen. Orrin Hatch's Utah Tech Tour on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook hit the usual talking points recited at other recent interviews, reaffirming Apple's commitment to encryption, augmented reality and making the best products possible.


Future watch: new Ethernet standard to bring 2.5 and 5 Gbit/sec speeds to existing cabling

10/01/2016, 05:10 am

The group responsible for the Ethernet specifications have unveiled a new pair of standards, bringing faster speeds to existing Cat-5e and Cat-6 cable runs, eliminating networking bottlenecks, and potentially saving organizations with large deployments a great deal of money.


This week on AI: 'Touch bar' MacBook Pro in late Oct., all-glass casing on 2017 iPhones & more

10/01/2016, 05:10 am

For a rare moment, the Mac actually grabbed some the spotlight this week -- though it had to share the stage with yet more rumors about 2017 iPhones, and an assortment of minor Apple announcements.


Apple ordered to pay $302.4M in damages to VirnetX in patent retrial

10/01/2016, 12:10 am

A federal jury on Friday found Apple's FaceTime product in infringement of patents owned by non-practicing entity VirnetX, a decision that will cost Apple more than $302 million in damages.


Latest 4K drone footage of Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 shows landscaping, functional HVAC

09/30/2016, 11:09 am

The latest drone footage of Apple's new headquarters under construction shows the site more put together than in previous videos, with the entire site appearing to taking shape as a unified whole rather than disparate construction projects for the first time.