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Lisa Brennan-Jobs to publish coming-of-age memoir 'Small Fry' about life with father Steve Jobs

03/16/2018, 12:03 pm

Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the daughter of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is working on a coming-of-age memoir called "Small Fry" due for release in September, one that will tell the story of her childhood while living with the forward-thinking and complex company founder.

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Shuttering Toys 'R' Us stores in United States put Apple products on clearance

03/16/2018, 11:03 am

The closure of all Toys 'R' Us stores in the United States could be beneficial for people looking to save money on Apple merchandise, as some of the chain's shuttering retail outlets are discounting the Apple TV, iPod touch, iPads, and other items in the clearance sale.

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Apple to host educational event in Chicago on March 27

03/16/2018, 09:03 am

Apple on Friday sent an email to AppleInsider and other press outlets, inviting them to an educational event in Chicago scheduled for 10 a.m. local time on March 27.

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More Safari exploits demonstrated at Pwn2Own 2018

03/15/2018, 07:03 pm

The second day of Pwn2Own 2018 saw Apple's Safari exploited twice, with one team completing its attempt within the competition's 30-minute, three-try guidelines, while another group demonstrated a bug in four attempts.

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Apple Music rival iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy protection

03/15/2018, 02:03 pm

iHeartMedia -- the operator of nearly 850 U.S. radio stations, as well as streaming and concert businesses -- has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as it looks to cope with more than $20 billion in debt.

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Apple denies French government's 'abusive commercial practices' accusation

03/15/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has responded to accusations by the French government that it is taking advantage of the country's developers, dismissing claims of 'abusive commercial practices' by highlighting the funds paid to the nation's iOS app developers and the support it provides to both application producers and their users.

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Samsung may compete more directly with Apple's Face ID via 'Galaxy S10'

03/15/2018, 01:03 pm

In a bid to stay competitive with the Face ID system on Apple's iPhone X, Samsung is reportedly adding 3D sensing cameras to next year's "Galaxy S10."

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Apple seeks patent for 'keyless keyboard' concept with haptic feedback

03/15/2018, 11:03 am

An Apple patent application for a "Keyless keyboard" suggests the company may be considering a major change to its peripherals and MacBook hardware, by effectively using a touchscreen to create a keyboard with more versatility than a physical version can ever provide.

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Amazon docs suggest original TV shows drew in over 5M more Prime members

03/15/2018, 10:03 am

Perhaps explaining Apple's rush to air original TV shows, internal Amazon documents claim that the retailer's own ventures into TV managed to pull in some 5 million Prime subscribers between late 2014 and early 2017.

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Safari exploit successfully demonstrated at Pwn2Own 2018

03/14/2018, 10:03 pm

Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative kicked off its annual Pwn2Own hacking competition on Wednesday with two attempts to exploit Apple's Safari web browser, one of which was successful.

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Apple highlights parental management tools in new 'Families' webpage

03/14/2018, 09:03 pm

Apple posted a new page to its website on Wednesday highlighting the parental guidance, security, and content management features built into its products and services, from iPhone to Apple TV.

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Spotify testing in-app voice assistant feature, suggests work on smart speaker

03/14/2018, 08:03 pm

Streaming music leader Spotify on Wednesday began testing out a new in-app voice assistant feature that allows users to quickly find songs, albums, playlists, artists and more with a single tap. More interesting are playback controls that suggest potential integration with smart speaker devices.

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Disney forges new streaming video division in prep for services like ESPN+

03/14/2018, 03:03 pm

As part of a larger reorganization, Disney on Wednesday announced the creation of a new division for its streaming video and international operations, which will oversee two upcoming video services: ESPN+, and the company's as-yet-unnamed family-friendly offering.

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OWC ships Mercury Elite Pro Quad four-bay external drive with USB-C connectivity

03/14/2018, 01:03 pm

Aftermarket Mac upgrade vendor OWC has launched the Mercury Elite Pro Quad, an external hard drive enclosure which connects via USB-C that is capable of offering up to 48 terabytes of RAID storage when all four of its bays are occupied with drives.

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'Life is Strange: Before the Storm' headed to Mac, 'Fruit Ninja' creator lays off half its workforce

03/14/2018, 12:03 pm

Deck Nine's popular PC and console adventure game "Life is Strange: Before the Storm" is being ported to the Mac this spring, publisher Feral Interactive said on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Australian "Fruit Ninja" developer Halfbrick has suffered a major setback, losing half of its workforce.

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Stephen Hawking dies at age 76, Apple's Tim Cook pays tribute

03/14/2018, 09:03 am

The author and physicist, one of the most important thinkers of the last century, was praised by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Steve Wozniak and others following his passing on Monday.

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France plans to take Apple and Google to court over 'abusive commercial practices'

03/14/2018, 08:03 am

The French government will be taking legal action against Apple and Google for alleged "abusive commercial practices," France's finance minister has declared, accusing the tech firms of taking advantage of the country's app developers with unfair contracts and unjust app store pricing schemes.

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Broadcom to formally abandon Qualcomm bid, report says

03/13/2018, 10:03 pm

After President Donald Trump issued an executive order blocking Broadcom's proposed takeover of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm, the Singapore-based company will formally announce an end to acquisition efforts, a report said Tuesday.

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Apple debuts new iTunes promotional graphics with iOS-style star icon

03/13/2018, 06:03 pm

Apple in an email to iTunes Affiliate Program members on Tuesday announced the introduction of revamped promotional assets including a new badge, text lockup and iTunes star icon, the latter being a play on the iOS 11 iTunes app.

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Apple hires events director from Golden State Warriors

03/13/2018, 06:03 pm

Apple has hired Gail Hunter, current president of public affairs and event management for the Golden State Warriors, to take on a new role as the company's events director, according to a report on Tuesday.

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