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AppleInsider podcast talks with makers of tools for pro musicians at Moogfest

05/19/2017, 08:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor goes to Moogfest and interviews music makers and the people that make the tools professional musicians use, discussing how those tools work with Apple's ecosystem.

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Apple release of iTunes on Windows Store foreshadows 'tipping point,' Microsoft exec says

05/18/2017, 11:05 pm

Touting the benefits of Windows 10 S in a recent interview, Microsoft CVP of Windows Joe Belfiore said Apple's decision to list iTunes in the Windows Store suggests the platform is approaching a "tipping point."

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Watch: Everything Google announced at Google I/O 2017

05/18/2017, 08:05 pm

Google introduced a number of new products at its I/O conference this week, including the next-generation Android O operating system, the streamlined Android GO OS for emerging markets and Google Assistant for iOS. AppleInsider breaks down the event's biggest news in this video.

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Google's Android O changes 'blob' emoji to more iOS-like circular shape

05/18/2017, 03:05 pm

With Android O, due later this year, Google will be changing the look of its emoji to a look more consistent with the icons seen in Apple's iOS 10.

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SiriusXM reviving talks to buy Apple Music competitor Pandora - report

05/18/2017, 12:05 pm

Satellite radio company SiriusXM is reportedly in "active discussions" about buying Pandora, which recently began tackling Apple Music head-on through the launch of its on-demand Premium service.

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Pioneer reveals 2017 NEX aftermarket head units with CarPlay support

05/18/2017, 11:05 am

Pioneer has introduced a new range of aftermarket head units to its collection, with the five 2017-edition NEX in-dash multimedia receivers giving more CarPlay-compatible options to drivers to install into their vehicles, at a more consumer-friendly price point.

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US & EU decide against banning phones & tablets on flights from Europe

05/18/2017, 10:05 am

Officials from the U.S. and the European Union have reportedly decided against a ban on travelers carrying devices like Apple iPads and MacBooks in the cabin while on flights from Europe.

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EU levels $122M fine against Facebook for misleading info during WhatsApp takeover

05/18/2017, 09:05 am

The European Union has fined Facebook 110 million euros -- about $122 million -- for providing "misleading information" during a 2014 review of its WhatsApp acquisition, which raised concerns about data sharing between the two services.

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Apple's Tim Cook talks tech with accessibility advocates for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

05/17/2017, 10:05 pm

In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple CEO Tim Cook this week invited three accessibility advocates and bloggers to the company's Cupertino, Calif., campus, for discussions on how Apple technology impacts their daily lives.

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Source code of several Panic apps stolen via HandBrake malware

05/17/2017, 10:05 pm

In a blog post on Wednesday, Panic developer Steven Frank said he inadvertently downloaded a malware-infected version of popular transcoding software HandBrake, which was targeted in a hack last week, leading to the theft of "quite a bit" of source code related to several of his company's apps.

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Google reveals 'Android Go' operating system optimized for low-specification smartphones

05/17/2017, 05:05 pm

Google is doubling down on increasing Android's market share in emerging markets with the creation of 'Android Go,' a version of Android O optimized for lower-specification entry-level Android devices and the bandwidth constraints of local infrastructure where those devices are sold.

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Google shows notification dots, smart text selection, optimizations in 'Android O'

05/17/2017, 03:05 pm

Major features of Google's next iteration of Android have been revealed at the I/O developer conference, with "Android O" gaining a Picture-in-Picture mode, notification dots on app icons, and the ability to autofill data within apps, shown alongside improvements to the security and speed of the mobile operating system.

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Google Home updates will provide visual responses on an iPhone display, hands-free calling

05/17/2017, 02:05 pm

Google has revealed a number of updates it will be rolling out to the Google Home connected speaker, with major additions including the device's ability to put responses to queries on a nearby display, such as the user's iPhone, as well as being able to place phone calls from the device itself.

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Angela Ahrendts promotes Apple Retail vision, details renovations in new video interview

05/17/2017, 12:05 pm

In an interview posted on Wednesday, Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts addressed why Apple Retail succeeds where others fail, and how the overnight renovation of some of the smaller retail stores in the U.S. was proposed, and by whom.

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Amazon refreshes Fire tablet lineup, cuts price of Fire HD 8

05/17/2017, 11:05 am

Amazon is continuing its recent string of hardware announcements by refreshing its tablet line, with design and power efficiency improvements made to the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 accompanied by Kids Edition models of both tablets, and the expansion of the Alexa voice assistant on the tablets from the United States to units shipped to the United Kingdom.

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Steve Jobs wanted Jeff Goldblum to be 'voice of Apple'

05/17/2017, 12:05 am

In a recent interview, prolific actor Jeff Goldblum, best known for his work in movies like Jurassic Park and The Fly, revealed Apple cofounder Steve Jobs personally reached out many years ago to be "the voice of Apple."

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Watch: All the hardware rumored to debut at WWDC 2017

05/16/2017, 07:05 pm

Alongside a widely rumored Siri home speaker, a report on Tuesday claims Apple is preparing a few minor MacBook updates for its upcoming WWDC 2017 conference in June.

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Cook charity auction raises over $680K for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

05/16/2017, 04:05 pm

An auction offering lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook has officially ended, raising $688,999 for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights -- the highest amount ever in a series of such auctions with Cook.

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Apple launches dedicated site for first 'Today at Apple' sessions

05/16/2017, 03:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday introduced a dedicated website for "Today at Apple," its education and entertainment sessions at retail, which are getting underway this week.

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Apple promotes third-party gatherings on dedicated 'Beyond WWDC' page

05/16/2017, 03:05 pm

Apple is highlighting alternative events taking place alongside its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, with the developer resources page revealing when and where third-party gatherings are taking place in relation to the McEnery Convention Center, the venue of WWDC itself in San Jose.

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