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GoPro turns to HEVC compression for Hero 6 Black, same codec used by Apple in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

09/30/2017, 01:09 pm

Briefly mentioned during Thursday's GoPro launch event, the new Hero 6 Black with GP1 chip compresses ultra high-resolution video into manageable chunks of data using High Efficiency Video Coding, the same standard adopted by Apple in its latest operating systems.

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This week on AI: iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K & Apple Watch Series 3 reviewed, 2018 iPhone rumors & more

09/30/2017, 12:09 am

With the iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 finally out in the wild, AppleInsider decided to give them a thorough review. The week also saw the release of macOS High Sierra, and rumors about next year's iPhones, as well as why the iPhone X might be in short supply.

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Hands-on: GoPro Hero 6 Black

09/29/2017, 06:09 pm

GoPro released its latest action camera product, the Hero 6 Black, on Thursday with a number of incremental upgrades over the year-old Hero 5 Black, most of which are powered by the firm's first in-house designed GP1 chip. AppleInsider was at the launch event in San Francisco to go hands-on with the device.

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Apple pairs with artists on song & decorations to promote Chicago's Michigan Ave. store

09/29/2017, 04:09 pm

In advance of an Oct. 20 opening, Apple has commissioned a song and matching artwork to promote the new store coming to Chicago's Michigan Avenue.

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Apple reportedly snaps up French computer vision specialists Regaind

09/29/2017, 12:09 pm

Apple has allegedly purchased early-phase startup Regaind, a company in the midst of developing a new algorithm for analyzing the content and quality of photos.

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Apple looking to develop custom ARM chips for future Macs, cutting out Intel - report

09/29/2017, 10:09 am

Apple is not only interested in chip production for the iPhone and iPad, but developing its own CPU for laptops, modems for the iPhone, and its own touchscreen processing system, a new report claims.

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Apple sees dramatic surge in US national security requests, no declassified letters

09/28/2017, 04:09 pm

Between January and the end of June Apple received somewhere between 13,250 and 13,499 national security requests from the U.S. government, including orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court and national security letters, Apple revealed this week in its latest transparency report.

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'Apple community' pulls in $13M for disaster relief in US, Mexico & Caribbean

09/28/2017, 01:09 pm

The "Apple community" -- including workers and customers -- has raised over $13 million for the relief of recent hurricanes hitting the U.S. and the Caribbean, and earthquakes in Mexico, Apple said on Thursday.

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GoPro launches iPhone-connected $499 4K Hero 6 Black with custom GP1 chip, $699 Fusion 360 camera

09/28/2017, 12:09 pm

GoPro on Wednesday took the wraps off of its fall 2017 lineup headlined by the new Fusion camera, capturing footage in 360 degrees and using an iPhone's gyroscopes to edit the scene, as well as a new Hero 6 Black capable of capturing 4K video at 60 frames per second. AppleInsider was there for the event in San Francisco with exclusive images and details.

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Jony Ive to discuss 'The Shape of Things to Come' at NYC Techfest on Oct. 6

09/27/2017, 06:09 pm

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is scheduled to appear at The New Yorker's Tech Fest in October, and will speak to the publication and gathered crowd about "The Shape of Things to Come."

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Amazon reveals new Echo devices including Echo Spot, Echo Plus & upgraded $99 standard Echo

09/27/2017, 05:09 pm

In a special event, Amazon on Wednesday unveiled several new Echo products, led by an improved $99 standard Echo, the Echo Plus, and the display-equipped Echo Spot.

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Amazon takes on Apple TV 4K with updated Fire TV featuring HDR, Dolby Atmos support

09/27/2017, 04:09 pm

Shortly after the unveiling of the Apple TV 4K, Amazon has updated its own high-resolution streaming set-top box lines by upgrading the Fire TV, with the improvements including HDR and Dolby Atmos support, more power, and a physical makeover, as well as a lower price point.

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Apple not only company fighting Google over video, as YouTube is cut from Amazon Echo Show

09/27/2017, 04:09 pm

On Tuesday afternoon, Google withdrew YouTube service from the Echo Show personal video device, and the two companies have issued dueling statements about the matter.

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Apple revamps 'Privacy' site to sell customers on benefits of tech like encryption & differential privacy

09/27/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated its "Privacy" minisite, reorganizing it to better communicate what the company does to safeguard personal data on its various hardware and software platforms.

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Apple issues first developer betas of iOS 11.1, macOS 10.13.1, watchOS 4.1 and tvOS 11.1

09/27/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday provided developers with early versions of its next significant software releases for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV, all of which are set to get point-one updates in the near future.

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Apple begins hiring for first Thai store in capital of Bangkok

09/27/2017, 11:09 am

Apple has started hiring for a store in Bangkok, its first in Thailand, adding to a group of upcoming international expansions.

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Apple retains top spot as world's most valuable brand for 5th consecutive year

09/26/2017, 09:09 pm

For the fifth year in a row, Apple fended off the likes of Google, Microsoft and other fast-rising tech titans to be named the most valuable brand in the world, as ranked by global brand consulting firm Interbrand.

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D-Link's HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD gets new control features in app update

09/26/2017, 08:09 pm

Accessory maker D-Link on Tuesday updated its Omna iOS app with all new features for its Omna 180 Cam HD, one of the first internet-connected security cameras to feature Apple HomeKit support.

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Twitter to test 280-character tweets, doubling current limitation

09/26/2017, 06:09 pm

A select set of Twitter users are being freed from their 140-character shackles, at least temporarily, as the ubiquitous social network tests methods by which users can better express themselves while maintaining the brevity that popularized the platform.

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London's ex-mayor Boris Johnson pitched Apple on sponsoring the failed Garden Bridge project

09/26/2017, 03:09 pm

While mayor of London, British politician Boris Johnson tried to sell Apple on sponsoring the ultimately abandoned Garden Bridge -- to which the company allegedly said it was willing, if it could have a store on the bridge itself.

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