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This week on AI: Fears for iPhone 8 & X numbers, cheaper 2018 iPhones, KRACK fix & more

10/21/2017, 12:10 am

Much of this week's news revolved around the iPhone 8 and X -- in particular, fears that the 8 isn't selling as well as hoped, and that production won't meet demand for the X. Some potentially good news, though, was a rumor that next year's iPhones will be somewhat cheaper.

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Apple Watch GPS functionality target of latest Uniloc patent lawsuit

10/20/2017, 10:10 pm

After a brief hiatus, patent troll Uniloc is back and looking to milk Apple for claimed damages and fees related to allegedly infringed patents, this time involving Apple Watch GPS functionality.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook touts new Chicago flagship store as a place where people can connect

10/20/2017, 08:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Chicago on Friday to mingle with customers at the grand opening of the company's new Michigan Avenue flagship store, an event hyped earlier this week.

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How to transfer DVD and Blu-ray movies to iTunes using Vudu and Movies Anywhere

10/20/2017, 08:10 pm

Wish you could easily convert your DVD or Blu-ray collection to iTunes-compatible digital copies without ripping or DRM hassles? Now you can with Vudu's Disc to Digital program and the new Movies Anywhere service. AppleInsider shows you how it's done.

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Project Loon balloons bring LTE service to Puerto Rico with help from Apple

10/20/2017, 07:10 pm

Google parent company Alphabet on Friday said it is collaborating with AT&T, Apple and various government agencies to deliver limited wireless internet access to Puerto Rico via the company's Project Loon balloons.

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Apple Music and other paid streaming services getting more weight on Billboard charts

10/20/2017, 02:10 pm

Music magazine Billboard is changing the way it handles streams from Apple Music and other streaming services in its charts, with the publication advising it will be giving greater emphasis to paid subscription streams in its Billboard Hot 100 and other charts in 2018.

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Delta allegedly switching flight crew hardware from Surface to iPad in early 2018

10/20/2017, 01:10 pm

Airline Delta is allegedly in the process of switching its staff from Windows-based devices to iOS, with flight attendants set to replace Nokia handsets with the iPhone 7 Plus in early 2018, while pilots will apparently see their Microsoft Surface tablets exchanged for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

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Apple exec Craig Federighi says no October event this year

10/20/2017, 11:10 am

With just 11 days left in the month, Apple will not be holding an October press event this year, the company's head of software engineering reportedly said in an email.

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Google follows Apple App Store's lead in reducing revenue take for subscriptions

10/20/2017, 10:10 am

Google is improving the revenue split for Android developers selling subscriptions through Google Play, mirroring Apple's own policies for iPhone and iPad developers at the App Store.

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Samsung plans London showroom matching size of Apple Regent Street

10/20/2017, 09:10 am

Samsung is preparing to launch a new showroom space in London a year from now in a bid to raise its prestige as a brand, a report said on Friday.

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Romeo Saber USB-C battery pack capable of providing 87W charging power to 15-inch MacBook Pro

10/20/2017, 09:10 am

Romeo Power has launched what could be an extremely useful portable battery for mobile professionals, with the high-capacity Saber power bank offering the ability to charge a MacBook Pro as well as smartphones and other smaller electronic devices.

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Senators demand Tim Cook explain VPN app removal in China, suggest Apple enables censorship

10/20/2017, 01:10 am

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) penned a joint letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook this week asking for clarification on the company's decision to remove certain virtual private network (VPN) apps from China's App Store, saying the move potentially enables the country's censorship and internet surveillance policies.

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Apple sued over 'Animoji' trademark, allegedly tried to buy IP rights prior to iPhone X debut

10/19/2017, 11:10 pm

A Japanese company on Wednesday filed suit against Apple for allegedly infringing on a U.S. trademark covering "Animoji," which the Cupertino tech giant is using to market a new facial recognition feature introduced with iPhone X.

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Sprint and T-Mobile merger announcement likely postponed to November, report says

10/19/2017, 10:10 pm

Though a long-rumored merger between Sprint and T-Mobile was expected for October, a new report claims the U.S. cellular carriers may push back the announcement until after they reveal respective quarterly earnings.

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Apple teases opening of Chicago's Michigan Avenue store, prepares 'Chicago Series' events

10/19/2017, 01:10 pm

Apple on Thursday went on a publicity blitz for its Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, which opens tomorrow at 5 p.m. Central time, showcasing new interior and exterior photos as well as plans for a "Chicago Series" of Today at Apple events.

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Opposition to Apple's Irish data center stages last-ditch appeal, hearing scheduled next week

10/19/2017, 12:10 pm

Two of the Athenry residents who have long opposed Apple's Irish data center are hoping to appeal a Commercial Court decision which otherwise greenlit the $1 billion project, potentially signalling yet more delays.

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Apple investigating advanced 3D Touch technology with integrated feedback

10/19/2017, 03:10 am

Apple is continuing work on advanced haptic feedback technologies, with the latest development outlined in a patent application describing methods of dynamically attracting or repelling a cover glass depending on user input.

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Apple's Ahrendts in Chicago ahead of Michigan Avenue flagship opening

10/18/2017, 11:10 pm

Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts was in Chicago this week as her team makes final preparations for the grand opening of the company's latest flagship store, a huge riverside "town square" that will anchor one end of the city's North Michigan Avenue shopping district.

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Qualcomm CEO reiterates Apple feud comes down to IP pricing

10/17/2017, 10:10 pm

In an interview on Tuesday, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf commented on the chipmaker's fierce legal feud with Apple, saying that what appears to be an ever escalating international scrum is, at its core, about IP pricing.

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Apple Maps transit information added for Birmingham, Ala.

10/17/2017, 09:10 am

Apple on Tuesday added public transit directions for Birmingham, Alabama for users of the Maps apps on iOS and macOS.

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