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Hacker involved in 'Celebgate' iCloud intrusion sentenced to prison

08/29/2018, 07:08 pm

Another hacker has been sentenced to prison for their part in a phishing scheme that yielded access to the private iCloud accounts of Hollywood celebrities, an incident referred to as "Celebgate."

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Shareholder proposal assails Cook for China policy, SPLC donations

08/29/2018, 06:08 pm

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a Virginia-based conservative pressure group, plans to introduce a shareholder proposal for Apple to "review its policies related to human rights" in China.

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Amazon could launch ad-supported video service for Fire TV owners

08/29/2018, 05:08 pm

Amazon is reportedly looking to launch a free, ad-supported video service for Fire TV owners separate from Prime Video, potentially adding a competitive edge against the Apple TV while fueling a rapidly growing ad business.

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Bang & Olufsen's $3,500 Beosound Edge with AirPlay 2 support offers volume control by rolling speaker

08/29/2018, 02:08 pm

Premium audio producer Bang & Olufsen has launched the Beosound Edge, a large speaker designed so that that users can roll it to change the volume and other controls, one that will also support Apple's AirPlay 2 when it ships in November.

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Hands on: Due 3 for iOS is a reminder app that won't ever let you forget

08/29/2018, 12:08 pm

The new update to Due improves exactly how often it nags you until you've done something. AppleInsider tries to press snooze.

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How to connect Apple's AirPort Express to any router to make an AirPlay 2 streaming target

08/29/2018, 10:08 am

Dig out your old Apple Airport Express and you can reconfigure it to make it an AirPlay 2 streaming target and stream music to any speaker you can hook up to it. AppleInsider digs one out.

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Purported first-generation iPhone prototypes hit eBay in suspect auctions

08/29/2018, 12:08 am

A pair of concurrently active eBay auctions claim to be selling extremely rare first-generation iPhone prototypes Apple used for testing before introducing the game-changing smartphone in 2007. Bidder beware, however, as the listings are somewhat suspect, bearing identical descriptions, and in some cases identical pictures, despite being posted four days apart by two sellers in different countries.

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Tim Cook acquires $123M worth of vested Apple stock, sells $58M

08/28/2018, 07:08 pm

Apple CEO last week was granted 560,000 vested restricted stock, split between time- and performance-based awards, and in a subsequent selloff of the bonus gained nearly $58 million.

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Intel's newly launched 8th-generation processors could power refreshed MacBook and MacBook Air

08/28/2018, 05:08 pm

Intel has revealed a collection of six U-series and Y-series processors in its 8th-generation lineup, with the group of notebook-oriented processors touting low operating temperatures and Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds, making them good candidates for use in a future MacBook or MacBook Air.

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Apple now offers 30-minute one-on-one phone sessions to teach Photos editing

08/28/2018, 04:08 pm

Apple has silently started offering U.S. customers a chance to talk to a "Photos expert" for 30 minutes as a way of getting familiar with the app's editing tools, whether on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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Apple issues AirPort Express firmware update adding support for AirPlay 2

08/28/2018, 03:08 pm

Apple has quietly released a firmware update to the now-discontinued AirPort Express product line, introducing support for AirPlay 2 to the router ahead of the expected public release of iOS 12 this fall.

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Samsung's Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD X5 boasts high read and write speeds

08/28/2018, 10:08 am

Samsung has launched the Portable SSD X5, the first NVMe-based external drive of its type from the company, with the compact storage device boasting high transfer speeds thanks to its Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and fast memory.

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Apple researching refinements to sunroofs, seating for 'Project Titan' car

08/28/2018, 09:08 am

While Apple's self-driving vehicle fleet is the most prominent element of its "Project Titan" research, the company is still working on other areas of the car, including improving the safety of passengers in a vehicle and a sunroof of its own design.

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GlobalFoundries drops push for next-gen 7nm semiconductor tech

08/27/2018, 07:08 pm

California chip firm announces a halt to its development of 7-nanometer fabrication technology, leaving Apple partner TSMC and rival Samsung as the only remaining players in the space.

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How to use Apple's Keynote on the Mac and iPad to prepare compelling presentations

08/27/2018, 02:08 pm

AppleInsider looks at the little-used extra tools in Keynote that make creating presentations faster, clearer and more powerful.

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Apple Music beta reveals support for Android Auto is on the way

08/27/2018, 12:08 pm

Subscribers of Apple Music may soon get the chance to listen to music through the streaming service via Android Auto, after the discovery that a beta for the Android version of the app enables support for Google's competitor to Apple's CarPlay.

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Apple part of industry group lobbying for comprehensive US federal privacy law

08/27/2018, 10:08 am

A group of which Apple is a key member is "aggressively" lobbying the Trump administration and others in pursuit of a federal privacy law, with the goal of shortcircuiting a California law and creating something corporate-friendly, according to a report.

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Opposition to new Apple campus emerges in North Carolina's Research Triangle

08/27/2018, 10:08 am

Apple's new campus in the North Carolina Research Triangle, considered a "done deal" months ago, remains uncertain, and a new report finds some opposition in the area to the potential project.

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Sprint staff portal poorly secured, allowed for easy SIM swapping attack

08/27/2018, 09:08 am

"Weak passwords" are being blamed for a security breach at wireless carrier Sprint, which could have set up users for an attack allowing for phone number theft and transfer.

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Apple donates $1M to Kerala flood relief efforts

08/26/2018, 01:08 am

After opening iTunes' donation mechanism earlier this week to help victims of the Kerala floods in India, Apple on Saturday pledged 70,000,000 Indian Rupees (about $1 million) to support Mercy Corps efforts in the region.

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