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FBI warns public to reboot Wi-Fi routers to counter 'VPNFilter' malware

05/28/2018, 09:05 am

The FBI is recommending power cycling Wi-Fi routers as a step to counter "foreign cyber actors" seeding malware known as "VPNFilter."

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Pandora launches $14.99 Premium Family plan to counter Apple Music, Spotify

05/28/2018, 09:05 am

Pandora has launched a Premium Family plan that provides access to the music streaming service for up to six users priced at $15 per month, equalling the version offered by Apple Music.

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Siri used to summon medical assistance after serious motorcycle crash

05/28/2018, 07:05 am

17-year-old used Siri to make an emergency call after a motorcycle crash.

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Armed robbery at Boston Apple Store, 69 phones stolen from festival, and more from the Apple crime blotter

05/27/2018, 09:05 am

In the latest Apple crime roundup, Find My iPhone solves thefts nationwide -- as does a telltale lock screen photo of a smiling couple

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App Roundup: FL Studio 20 for Mac, Spark 2, Evernote, Procreate Pocket 2, more!

05/26/2018, 10:05 am

The wide and varied world of software, there are new apps joining the iOS and Mac App Store ranks all the time, while existing releases receive updates to keep them relevant to their users. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main additions and updates for macOS and iOS software that shipped in the last week.

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This week on AI: $539M in Apple v. Samsung, Apple's 'Bendgate' secrets, new MacBooks & more

05/26/2018, 01:05 am

A court ruled that Samsung owes Apple $539 million for violating iPhone patents, but we may not have heard the end of the years-long debacle. Other news of the week included the revelation that Apple was aware of iPhone 6 issues before "Bendgate" erupted.

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Rumor: Apple working on new device family under codename 'Star' [u]

05/25/2018, 10:05 pm

Apple is rumored to be working on a new device family that, according to a decidedly sparse report, combines technology from the company's iOS and Mac device lineups.

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Apple to unlock iPhone's NFC chip capabilities in June, report says

05/25/2018, 08:05 pm

Apple at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June is expected to announce a change in NFC policies that will enable a host of new capabilities for devices with embedded chips, for example opening NFC-enabled doors with an iPhone.

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Apple issues transparency report for 2H 2017, says it will include App Store takedown requests in 2019

05/25/2018, 05:05 pm

Apple on Friday published its transparency report for the second half of 2017, revealing stats on government search requests in the U.S. and abroad. The company also announced plans to account for government requests to pull apps from the App Store.

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Apple's Atlantic City store to close, displacing 52 workers

05/25/2018, 03:05 pm

Apple has announced the impending closure of a store in Atlantic City, N.J. without plans to open a new one in the surrounding vicinity.

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VoIP-Pal again accuses Apple of patent infringement with FaceTime, iMessage, Wi-Fi Calling in iPhone

05/25/2018, 02:05 pm

Patent holder VoIP-Pal has launched a new set of lawsuits against Apple, once more accusing the iPhone maker of infringing a collection of four voice over IP patents with the iMessage, FaceTime, and Wi-Fi Calling functions.

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Apple's updated University Village store in Seattle approaches completion

05/25/2018, 01:05 pm

The replacement for Apple's current University Village outlet in Seattle is finally coming close to completion, photos and video show, although an opening date has yet to be set.

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Essential Phone maker cancels next smartphone, may put company up for sale

05/25/2018, 09:05 am

Essential, the electronics maker co-founded by Android originator Andy Rubin, is reportedly canceling the development of a follow-up to the Essential Phone and considering selling itself.

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Apple promotes free month of upgraded iCloud storage to non-paying users

05/24/2018, 06:05 pm

In a move designed to drive iCloud storage subscription upgrades, Apple is now promoting free month-long trials of 50GB, 200GB and 2TB plans to customers currently on the gratis 5GB tier.

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Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on iPhone patents, jury finds

05/24/2018, 05:05 pm

Jurors in the latest courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung have delivered their verdict siding with Apple, deciding Samsung needs to pay Apple $533 million for infringing utility and design patents relating to the iPhone with its own devices.

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Amazon Echo recorded household audio, sent it to random contact [u]

05/24/2018, 03:05 pm

An Oregon family's Amazon Echo recorded household audio and sent it to an employee of the family's husband, something Amazon blamed on a rare bug that it intends to fix. [Updated with additional Amazon explanation]

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Video: What to expect at WWDC 2018

05/24/2018, 11:05 am

WWDC 2018 is just around the corner, and we're extremely excited to see what Apple's got up its sleeve. The annual conference is focused on software technologies, but sometimes Apple sneaks in a few hardware releases and announcements.

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Apple's self-driving shuttle project to use Volkswagen vans after fruitless negotiations with BMW, others [u]

05/23/2018, 06:05 pm

After rebuffed attempts to partner with major carmakers over an ambitious electric vehicle project, Apple has reportedly inked a deal with Volkswagen to convert a number of T6 Transporter vans into self-driving shuttles for company employees.

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iPhone X's Face ID reviewed, six months later

05/23/2018, 06:05 pm

A major shift in biometric security that enabled Apple to add an edge-to-edge display to the iPhone X, the introduction of Face ID as a replacement for Touch ID was a fundamental change in how users interact with their devices. Six months down the line, Face ID continues to prove the security switch was worth doing.

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Comcast plans 'superior' cash offer to beat out Disney for 21st Century Fox

05/23/2018, 03:05 pm

Comcast on Wednesday confirmed rumors that it intends to outbid Disney for 21st Century Fox and some of its subsidiaries, in a deal that could radically shake up the streaming media landscape -- if it's approved.

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