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This week on AI: Apple's iPhone event on the horizon, a new Mac mini & more

08/25/2018, 12:08 am

Faint drums are already beating in the distance for Apple's September iPhone event, but this week rumors also emerged about a long-awaited Mac mini refresh, along with plans for lower-cost MacBooks.

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Apple worried about constitutional changes in considering North Carolina campus

08/25/2018, 12:08 am

Apple, though interested in putting a new campus in the state, is concerned about North Carolina politicians "meddling with constitutional amendments for political influence," according to one report.

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Apps & developers hit by day-long Apple CloudKit outage

08/24/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple's CloudKit service is in the middle of an extended outage, causing headaches both for developers and people using apps that depend on iCloud for sync and storage.

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Verizon lifts data caps for California firefighters, Hurricane Lane responders

08/24/2018, 02:08 pm

After swirling controversy about data caps being imposed on emergency responders, Verizon has apologized and will remove restrictions on first responders in California as well as Hawaii, while offering a new plan.

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How to find Apple's Numbers power spreadsheet features behind the simplicity

08/24/2018, 12:08 pm

Numbers is still seen as a lite version of Excel but Apple's spreadsheet is exceptionally powerful -- it just keeps as much of that power hidden away as it can. AppleInsider adds up all the time-saving benefits that are just a click away.

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Personal data of two million customers swiped in T-Mobile breach

08/24/2018, 08:08 am

T-Mobile has confirmed it is the victim of a server breach where attackers accessed customer data, with the recently-discovered intrusion involving personal data potentially affecting as many as two million users of the major U.S. carrier.

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Apple poached 'scores' of Tesla employees in recent months, but not all go to 'Project Titan'

08/23/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple appears to have stepped up its poaching activities involving Tesla employees over the past few months, luring away manufacturing, security and software engineers, and supply chain experts to work on the "Project Titan" self-driving car initiative and other products, according to a new report.

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs details life with Steve In interview promoting memoir

08/23/2018, 05:08 pm

The daughter of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs and namesake of the Lisa computer continued to promote her new memoir this week in an interview, talking about her complicated relationship with her father -- and why she wishes she could give all of his money to Bill Gates' foundation.

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Tim Cook signs letter about negative business effects of immigration policy

08/23/2018, 01:08 pm

Apple's CEO is one of nearly 60 company heads to sign a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing concern about the administration's hardline immigration stance.

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DJI launches Mavic 2 Pro drone with Hasselblad camera, Mavic 2 Zoom

08/23/2018, 11:08 am

DJI has launched a pair of drones in its Mavic range, with the Mavic 2 Pro the first to include an integrated Hasselblad camera, while the Mavic 2 Zoom is said to be the first foldable consumer drone with optical zoom capabilities.

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Fully functional rare Apple-1 heads to auction on September 25

08/23/2018, 10:08 am

One of the rare surviving operational Apple-1 computers will be heading to auction in late September, with the working piece of computing history estimated to fetch as much as $400,000 when it goes on sale.

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Apple reveals Kyoto store ahead of grand opening on Saturday

08/23/2018, 12:08 am

Apple late Wednesday announced the upcoming grand opening of its new store in Kyoto, the second in a series of retail debuts and renovations planned for the Japanese market.

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Development of Apple's first Australian flagship store hamstrung by heritage protection order

08/22/2018, 11:08 pm

An Australian government body tasked with administering cultural heritage regulations in the state of Victoria this week enacted an Interim Protection Order that precludes further development of Federal Square, the site of a proposed flagship Apple store, for a period of at least four months.

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How to quickly access iOS features via Control Center's hidden options

08/22/2018, 02:08 pm

It's meant to be simple: you swipe to get some common controls for your iPhone or iPad. However, you can change what's there, you can get more fine control and you can even lose an option if you're not careful. AppleInsider swipes up, down and around.

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Walmart takes on Amazon & Apple with iPhone ebook store launch

08/22/2018, 12:08 pm

Walmart is taking on Amazon by entering the ebook market, launching Walmart eBooks with access to a catalog of more than 6 million digital books, as well as a $9.99 monthly subscription providing audiobooks.

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Verizon throttled California fire department's data as it fought wildfires

08/21/2018, 10:08 pm

A net neutrality complaint claims the Santa Clara County Fire Department had its data throttled by Verizon as it acted to put out California's raging Mendocino wildfire, an action the company later said was a mistake.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook donates nearly $5M in company stock to charity

08/21/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook gifted 23,215 shares of directly owned company stock to an unidentified charity this week, an amount worth nearly $5 million at the end of trading on Tuesday.

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Apple TV exec Jen Folse departs Apple for live-streaming startup Caffeine

08/21/2018, 07:08 pm

Longtime Apple executive Jen Folse, who served as lead designer on a number of projects including tvOS, has departed the company to take a senior role at live social broadcasting startup Caffeine.

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Android collects nearly 10 times more user data than Apple's iOS

08/21/2018, 05:08 pm

Adding to an ongoing location-tracking scandal, a research paper claims that idle Android devices are sending nearly ten times as much data to Google as iOS devices do to Apple's servers.

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Here are three quick and easy alternatives to Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

08/21/2018, 03:08 pm

Apple's Mojave is dropping macOS's long-standing remote access feature but it's no loss, as long as you're prepared. AppleInsider details the alternatives you can use right now.

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