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Apple CEO Tim Cook says tech, business has 'moral responsibility' to contribute to society

08/28/2017, 08:08 pm

During his trip to Austin, Tex., to announce a planned expansion to Apple's Swift curriculum, company CEO Tim Cook sat down with The New York Times to discuss how he, and other American business leaders, have been prompted to take positions on contentious social issues in light of a "less functional" government.

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Cloud startup founded by former Apple executives acquired by Western Digital

08/28/2017, 07:08 pm

Western Digital on Monday announced the acquisition of Upthere, an app-based cloud services startup founded by a three-man team including former Apple SVP of Mac Software Engineering Bertrand Serlet.

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Apple now handling Beddit customer support

08/28/2017, 06:08 pm

Apple this week took over customer support for sleep tracking hardware and software company Beddit, which the tech giant purchased in May as part of ongoing efforts to build out its health services team.

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Lightning-connected Insta360 One camera promises 24MP stills, 360-degree 4K video

08/28/2017, 02:08 pm

Camera and accessory maker Insta360 has debuted the One, a 4K 360-degree camera with "selfie-stick" eradication built into software for the device.

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Sonos crafting smartspeaker with support for 'multiple' voice assistants

08/28/2017, 02:08 pm

Sonos is developing a new Wi-Fi-enabled speaker with built-in voice control, which should moreover support "multiple voice platforms," according to a newly-published filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

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Transcend JetDrive 820 PCI-E SSD line announced for 2013 and newer MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro

08/28/2017, 12:08 pm

Flash and memory company Transcend has announced the JetDrive 820 PCI Express PCIe Generation 3.0 solid-state drive for certain Mac models -- but in some cases it will be slower than the stock drive in the machine.

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Apple to host ILM artists, hold Star Wars-themed Today at Apple workshops this week

08/28/2017, 01:08 am

In celebration of Force Friday II, Apple this week will host a number of Star Wars-themed Today at Apple events at retail stores across the world, including special computer graphics tutorials featuring Industrial Light and Magic artists.

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Apple opens iTunes donations for Hurricane Harvey relief

08/27/2017, 06:08 am

After Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas on Friday, and continues to roll over the Gulf Coast as a tropical storm, Apple this weekend reactivated iTunes donations to support American Red Cross relief efforts in the area.

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Hands on: PDFpen 9.1 for macOS adds more tools for editing and exporting

08/26/2017, 03:08 am

Users get improved controls, and can decide what other people see in the latest version of the PDF manipulation and markup tool.

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This week on AI: The 4K Apple TV is nigh, $999 pricetag for 'iPhone 8,' Iowa data center & more

08/26/2017, 12:08 am

A fifth-generation Apple TV was all but confirmed for Apple's September press event, bringing the product up to par with rivals like Roku. The event's main attraction, meanwhile, could prove to be one of the most expensive smartphones ever released.

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Apple's first AI research paper wins prestigious machine learning award

08/25/2017, 09:08 pm

Apple's first publicly issued academic paper, research focusing on computer vision systems published in December, recently won a Best Paper Award at the 2017 Conference on Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition, one of the most sought after prizes in the field.

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Apple reportedly upgrades self-driving testbed with new LiDAR equipment, more

08/25/2017, 07:08 pm

A report on Friday claims an updated version of Apple's self-driving testbed has been seen driving on Silicon Valley roads, topped with a massive LiDAR array with integrated cameras, GPS and other equipment.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about Swift curriculum during Austin tech incubator visit

08/25/2017, 01:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance at the Capital Factory tech incubator in Austin, Tex., on Friday, using the occasion to make the announcement that over 30 U.S. community college systems will start to offer Apple's 'App Development with Swift' curriculum in the 2017-2018 school year.

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Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee given five year sentence for role in South Korean corruption scandal

08/25/2017, 09:08 am

Jay Y. Lee, the head of the Samsung Group, has been sentenced to 5 years in jail by a South Korean court after a six-month trial, convicted for bribery and other charges relating to a national scandal that saw the downfall of former Korean President Park Geun-hye.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to make announcement in Austin on Friday [u]

08/24/2017, 10:08 pm

An unverified tip claims Apple CEO Tim Cook is planning to make an important announcement in the augmented reality/virtual reality space in Austin, Tex., on Friday, and might also reveal the date of an expected September iPhone event, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple removes Iranian apps from App Store, cites U.S. sanctions

08/24/2017, 08:08 pm

Apple over the past few weeks has removed a number of popular Iranian apps from various international iOS App Stores, saying the move is in line with U.S. sanctions against the country.

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Nearly complete Apple Park shown off in latest drone footage

08/24/2017, 05:08 pm

Apple is making great strides toward completing work on its Apple Park campus in Cupertino, Calif., with new drone footage showing landscaping and interior decorating nearly finished in many areas of the sprawling grounds.

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Apple confirms $1.3B Iowa data center, says operations will start in 2020

08/24/2017, 02:08 pm

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday confirmed plans to build a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, which it says will cost $1.3 billion, plus up to $100 million more for a "Public Improvement Fund."

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Apple's Tim Cook to visit Des Moines for announcement of Iowa data center

08/24/2017, 12:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly visiting Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday to help announce a new data center in Waukee, which will cost some $1.375 billion and occupy two buildings across 2,000 acres of land.

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Google rumored to announce 'Pixel 2' smartphones on October 5, weeks after Apple's iPhone event

08/24/2017, 10:08 am

Google's second generation of its Pixel smartphones may arrive a few weeks after Apple launches its iPhone, with one prominent leaker claiming the search giant will unveil the mobile device during an event on October 5.

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