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This week on AI: Apple v. Samsung returns, six-month iPhone X review, Irish tax bill payouts & more

05/19/2018, 12:05 am

Apple's legal battles with Samsung and the European Union roared back to life this week. The company also hit a new milestone with Apple Music, and we took a second look at the iPhone X -- a gamble on the future of smartphones.

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Apple restarts Barclays, PayPal Credit financing options in the UK

05/18/2018, 08:05 pm

Apple this week reinstated product financing alternatives, as well as an informational webpage detailing such purchases, for UK customers shopping on the company's online storefront after the options were made temporarily unavailable.

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Tidal looking into possible data breach as it denies inflating Beyonce & Kanye West streams

05/18/2018, 12:05 pm

Troubled music service Tidal is hiring a third-party security firm to investigate a possible data breach, amid accusations it inflated streaming figures for albums by Beyonce and Kanye West.

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Apple makes first payment of $15.3B disputed Irish tax bill to escrow account

05/18/2018, 11:05 am

Apple has started to pay off its $15.3 billion tax bill to Ireland, the country's Finance Minister has confirmed, transferring the first $1.76 billion payment to an escrow account.

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Apple HomePod competitor Sonos lays off 96 employees ahead of expected IPO

05/18/2018, 12:05 am

Wireless speaker manufacturer Sonos on Thursday revealed plans to cut 96 employees from its workforce in a bid to boost profitability, a move that comes just ahead of an expected initial public offering said to be valued in the billions.

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Apple must fight $15.3B EU tax bill without US government help, court says

05/17/2018, 04:05 pm

On Thursday, the European Union Court of Justice blocked U.S. efforts to side with Apple in the appeal of a $15.3 billion tax bill, which the European Commission first ordered Ireland to collect in August 2016.

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Apple sold about 600,000 HomePods in the first quarter

05/17/2018, 03:05 pm

Apple may have shipped just 600,000 HomePods during the March quarter, according to an estimate published on Thursday, giving it 6 percent of the fledgling smart speaker market.

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Intel's first 10nm 'Cannon Lake' processor with 32GB LPDDR4 RAM support ships

05/17/2018, 09:05 am

Details about the capabilities of Intel's "Cannon Lake" processors have finally surfaced, and the chip family will ultimately allow Apple to add a 32-gigabyte RAM option to its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines.

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Apple's accessibility focus in iPhone, iPad, Mac highlighted for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

05/17/2018, 09:05 am

Apple temporarily switched the focus of its website on Thursday, highlighting Global Accessibility Awareness Day and celebrating enabling features in its products.

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Apple's North Carolina 'Triangle' campus a 'done deal' if legislation passes

05/17/2018, 08:05 am

Apple's plan to set up a new campus in North Carolina's "Research Triangle" could be announced as early as June, with Republican legislators reportedly close to passing a financial incentives package granting benefits to the iPhone producer.

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YouTube Music subscription service arrives next week as Google puts its content ducks in a row

05/17/2018, 04:05 am

Google plans to roll out a major transformation of its subscriber content model next week with the relaunch of YouTube Music, a service designed to take on streaming providers Apple Music and Spotify, and the replacement of YouTube Red with YouTube Premium.

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Huawei beats Apple in China-focused corporate reputation survey

05/17/2018, 02:05 am

An annual study released by the Reputation Institute on Thursday claims Apple's stature in China in slumping, with the iPhone maker falling behind a number of U.S.-based multinational tech companies and local telecommunications giant Huawei.

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Apple Music rival Tidal accused of late royalty payments, inflating listener numbers

05/16/2018, 05:05 pm

Streaming music service Tidal is facing a raft of allegations about its business practices, including charges of late royalty payments, and artificially inflating the numbers for two of its biggest hits by Beyonce and Kanye West.

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US Senate votes to preserve net neutrality, but effort faces overwhelming odds

05/16/2018, 05:05 pm

U.S. Senate Democrats were handed a major victory on Wednesday when the body voted 52 to 47 in favor of undoing the Federal Communications Commission's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order, which ended Obama-era net neutrality protections.

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Apple may need to fight Amazon for land to build Northern Virginia campus

05/16/2018, 12:05 pm

Hot on the heels of reports that North Carolina is on Apple's short list for a new campus, another report suggests that Apple is in the same point in the decision making process for one in Northern Virginia, adjacent to Washington DC.

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Sonnet ships $199 Solo 10G Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet adapter offering 10 gigabit connectivity

05/16/2018, 12:05 pm

Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure producer Sonnet has launched a new accessory that adds a 10-gigabit Ethernet connection to a Mac or MacBook, allowing it to communicate with other devices on a high-speed wired network via the Mac's Thunderbolt 3 port.

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Apple eyeing North Carolina's Research Triangle for new campus [u]

05/16/2018, 11:05 am

Apple reportedly has the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill "Triangle" area at the top of its list for a new campus, with the state government working on an incentive package for the company.

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Steve Jobs speech from 1992 surfaces, talking about NeXT & Apple departure

05/16/2018, 10:05 am

In a 1992 talk on the MIT campus, Apple founder Steve Jobs assailed consultants, talked about his departure from Apple and how his ouster was a loss not just for him, but for consumers as well.

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Suspect identified in CIA 'Vault 7' leak that revealed iOS and Mac exploits

05/15/2018, 06:05 pm

U.S. officials have identified a primary suspect in the so-called "Vault 7" leak that released a massive cache of information detailing the Central Intelligence Agency's cyber tools, including software exploits targeting iPhone and Mac devices.

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Steve Jobs changed the face of Apple and retail forever on May 15, 2001

05/15/2018, 02:05 pm

On this day in 2001, Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple Store, changing not only how customers would buy Apple hardware and get service for purchases, but also alter brick-and-mortar retail forever.

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