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T-Mobile's plan to roll out TV service in 2018 with Layer3 TV assets sets up streaming video battlefront

12/13/2017, 12:12 pm

T-Mobile has acquired television provider Layer3 TV, and will launch its own streaming TV service with the technology in 2018, possibly gearing up for a battle not only with the other wireless providers, but possibly with Apple and Amazon as well.

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Apple Music rival Tidal may only have enough cash to run six months

12/13/2017, 10:12 am

Tidal, the on-demand music service owned by rapper and businessman Jay-Z, could have as little as six months' worth of cash on hand, according to reports.

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weMessage promises to bring iMessage to Android, uses Mac as server

12/12/2017, 07:12 pm

A new Android app called weMessage brings unofficial support for Apple's iMessages to devices running Google's operating system, but users need a Mac to complete the ad hoc setup.

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Toshiba settles dispute with Western Digital, clears way for Bain deal

12/12/2017, 06:12 pm

In a joint announcement issued on Tuesday, Toshiba and Western Digital said they will settle a dispute over the Japanese firm's plans to sell its memory chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital, signaling an end to the long-running saga is near.

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Apple's Phil Schiller talks HomePod delay, AirPods engineering, Face ID in iPhone X, iMac Pro

12/12/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller continues his media rounds talking about all things Apple, with the latest interview delving into the internal thought process when the company decided to move away from Touch ID in the iPhone X, thoughts on Apple's collaborative environment, and the iMac Pro's imminent release.

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Twelve South ships HiRise Pro stand for raising height of iMac & iMac Pro

12/12/2017, 01:12 pm

Accessory producer Twelve South has unveiled a new stand designed for the iMac, iMac Pro, and compatible monitors, with the HiRise Pro capable of raising the viewing angle of the screen to help lower the risk of neck strain while working, as well as reducing the amount of desk clutter.

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Apple expands Everyone Can Code program to almost 500,000 Chicago students

12/12/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Tuesday announced plans to get its Swift programming language taught to students across Chicago through an expansion of its Everyone Can Code program, done in partnership with local institutions.

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Apple used data from iOS app to resolve 196 environmental supplier violations in China

12/11/2017, 10:12 pm

Apple relied on an iOS app created by a Chinese activist to identify and resolve at least 196 cases in which suppliers violated the nation's environmental rules, actions that in some cases led to their removal from the company's supply chain.

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Apple donates $1M to southern California fire relief

12/11/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple is donating $1 million to assist in "rebuilding and recovery" efforts for southern California, following the latest rash of wildfires in the region.

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After Apple's HomePod delay, Google's $399 Home Max speaker goes on sale

12/11/2017, 09:12 am

While Apple's HomePod couldn't reach store shelves before the end of 2017, Google's competing Home Max speaker has arrived right on time, with orders now being accepted at Best Buy and shipping in time for Christmas.

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Apple opens larger, relocated store in Raleigh's Crabtree Valley Mall

12/09/2017, 10:12 pm

Apple on Saturday held a grand opening for a newly relocated retail store in Raleigh, N.C.'s Crabtree Valley Mall, replacing an outlet that first opened more than ten years ago.

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Review: LandingZone Docking Station provides a security and port solution for the MacBook Pro

12/09/2017, 04:12 pm

LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user -- and AppleInsider has been using it daily for the last two months.

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This week on AI: Apple may buy Shazam, 2018 iPhone rumors, Apple Pay Cash & more

12/09/2017, 12:12 am

Word that Apple might buy Shazam capped off a week which saw the release of several important OS updates, more 2018 iPhone rumors, and the long-promised arrival of Amazon Prime Video on the Apple TV.

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Apple celebrates holidays with Beer Bash featuring Gwen Stefani

12/08/2017, 09:12 pm

To ring in the holidays, Apple on Friday invited employees to attend a semi-annual Beer Bash at its Cupertino, Calif., campus, where singer Gwen Stefani showed up to perform a few cuts off her new holiday album.

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Apple commits 'Turi Create' machine learning development tool to GitHub

12/08/2017, 06:12 pm

Building on its acquisition of machine learning and AI specialist Turi, Apple this week committed "Turi Create" to GitHub, a new machine learning framework designed to help developers build machine learning models that can be parlayed into apps running on its major operating systems.

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Jony Ive returns to hands-on control of Apple design team

12/08/2017, 05:12 pm

Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, has reportedly resumed management of the company's design team, in a move that should influence the direction of future products.

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Apple close to buying music identification service Shazam, report says

12/08/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple is reportedly in late stage talks to acquire Shazam, a popular content recognition and identification app that is currently rounding up investments as it moves toward an initial public offering.

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Apple opens online sales to 563M people in Asia through partnership with Alibaba's Lazada

12/08/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple has partnered with Lazada, owned by Alibaba, to bring official online sales of its products to several southeast Asian countries: Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

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Apple to transition Brazilian iTunes sales to local currency in early 2018

12/07/2017, 09:12 pm

In email notifications sent out to Brazilian customers on Thursday, Apple said it plans to transition iTunes pricing from U.S. dollars to the Brazilian real in 2018, offering potential savings on music, apps and more.

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Hilton to roll out 'Connected Rooms' controlled by mobile devices in 2018

12/07/2017, 09:12 pm

Hilton on Thursday announced plans for what it calls the "Connected Room," an initiative that will allow hotel guests to manage and control a range of internet-connected devices from their smartphone.

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