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Topic: General

Apple considers alternative MacBook keyboards with touch interfaces, improved dust protection

08/02/2018, 09:08 am

Apple is continuing to work on ways to revolutionize the keyboard used in its MacBook ranges, including a virtual keyboard that can change depending on what the user requires at that moment, and a method to make a keyboard practically impervious to dust and debris.

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Newton launched August 2, 1993 setting the stage for what would become the iPad and iPhone

08/02/2018, 07:08 am

Apple's Newton handheld computer was both the company's biggest failure and its greatest peek into the future. AppleInsider reminisces about what it was, what it meant, and where it went wrong.

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Apple ordered to pay WiLAN $145M for infringing two patents

08/01/2018, 11:08 pm

After a decade of unsuccessful lawsuits against Apple, non-practicing entity WiLAN was handed a rare win on Wednesday when a federal jury ordered the tech giant to pay $141.1 million for infringement of two owned properties.

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Apple warns tariffs, protectionism could impact fiscal performance

08/01/2018, 10:08 pm

Apple in a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday warned political uncertainty surrounding a brewing trade war with China could negatively affect the company's bottom line.

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Apple to end App Store Affiliate Program in October

08/01/2018, 07:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced a major change to its iTunes Affiliate Program that will see commissions for iOS and Mac apps and in-app content removed from the initiative starting in October.

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs shares memories of her father in memoir

08/01/2018, 06:08 pm

In "Small Fry," set for publication in September, the eldest daughter of Steve Jobs tells stories about the late Apple cofounder, and her life.

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Apple's R&D spend continues to climb, but isn't directly correlated to anything

08/01/2018, 03:08 pm

The company just increased its research and development budget for about the 15th consecutive year but it's not a direct sign that there are new product categories coming soon.

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Cupertino council pushes vote on employee tax for Apple, other firms until 2020

08/01/2018, 01:08 pm

The Cupertino City Council has temporarily shelved a vote on proposals that would tax Apple and other local companies with 100 or more employees, with the council deciding to postpone discussions on the proposal until 2020.

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Qualcomm demands Intel share documents for iPhone and iPad modems

08/01/2018, 09:08 am

In a continuation of its U.S. International Trade Commission patent fight with Apple over radio communications, Qualcomm has filed a motion for Intel to hand over documentation relating to cellular modem designs used in iPhones, claiming Intel has dragged its heels in providing the documents it had previously agreed to produce.

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Neato's iPhone & Apple Watch-connected D7 robot vacuum goes big with multiple floor plan mapping, quick boost charging

07/31/2018, 02:07 pm

Neato on Tuesday rolled out a big update for big homes with its Botvac D7 Connected robotic vacuum, adding the ability to map and clean multiple floor plans for homes with more than one level, as well as smart automatic recharging capabilities.

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How to pick the best MacBook or MacBook Pro for any price point

07/31/2018, 12:07 pm

You have to buy what you can afford -- but make sure you're only paying for what matters to you. AppleInsider did the math, and has some recommendations for every price point.

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Logitech buys out mic & headphone maker Blue in $117M deal

07/31/2018, 08:07 am

Accessory maker Logitech this week announced the takeover of Blue, best known for its microphones that have become a staple of recording, particularly in the streaming and podcast industries.

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Apple touts Cupertino public works investments ahead of employer tax vote

07/30/2018, 10:07 pm

Apple lauded its contributions to Cupertino, Calif., in a letter sent to the municipality's city council on Monday, noting tens of millions of dollars which go toward public works projects that benefit its hometown. The authority is set to decide whether an employer tax measure will make it to ballot next year.

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Apple hires developer of virtual reality painting app amid push into AR/VR

07/30/2018, 06:07 pm

Adding to a growing stable of virtual reality experts, Apple recently hired developer Sterling Crispin, whose app "Cyber Paint" was among the first to take advantage of burgeoning mobile VR headset technology.

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Hands On: Setapp's continuing attempt to change the way we all pay for Mac apps

07/30/2018, 04:07 pm

Eighteen months after it launched, AppleInsider re-examines the Setapp subscription service to see if the model works for users -- and what apps have joined it.

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First Swift certification program with Apple's blessing to launch in the fall

07/30/2018, 11:07 am

Certiport announces launch of App Development with Swift, in order to help students validate their Swift programming skills for the job market.

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Walmart may challenge Apple, Netflix & others with new streaming service

07/30/2018, 11:07 am

Walmart is reportedly working on a new video streaming service separate from Vudu, with special help from Mark Greenberg, a key veteran of the TV industry.

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Hands On: uBar for the Mac shrinks your Dock and makes it work harder for you

07/29/2018, 09:07 am

It's a distinctive part of your Mac but the Dock is big and it doesn't do a lot. Now, uBar wants to replace it with a tool that saves space and adds functionality. AppleInsider tries it out.

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Autodesk dropping support for Alias and VRED in macOS Mojave over OpenGL deprecation

07/28/2018, 01:07 pm

Autodesk has published a support document announcing that it is stopping development of its Alias and VRED vertical market packages, and that older versions will not work on Mojave due to Apple's OpenGL deprecation.

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This week on AI: Apple fixes MacBook Pro thermal issues, buying a Mac for school & more

07/28/2018, 04:07 am

The new MacBook Pro models continued to dominate headlines this week, particularly after Apple issued a patch to fix thermal problems.

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