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Apple Pay now available at nearly all 7-Eleven locations in US, rollout to continue through September

09/10/2018, 06:09 pm

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven on Monday provided a progress update on an ongoing Apple Pay rollout, saying that nearly all of its more than 10,000 U.S. locations now support Apple's mobile payments technology.

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Apple invites fans to watch Sept. 12 event on Twitter in promoted tweet

09/10/2018, 04:09 pm

Apple on Monday sent out a promoted tweet inviting select Twitter users to tune into a live stream of its upcoming Sept. 12 media event, where the company is expected to announce new products including iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Hurricane season is on us -- keep your iPhone charged with one of these batteries

09/10/2018, 04:09 pm

Hurricanes Florence and Olivia are poised to slam into the U.S. later this week, which will leave some people without power for long stretches of time. AppleInsider shows you some of the better options for powering iPhones, iPads, and/or Macs so they don't go down with the grid.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 aims to give Apple Watch competitors longer battery life

09/10/2018, 02:09 pm

Qualcomm has launched a new chipset for wearable devices, the Snapdragon Wear 3100, one which hopes to enable Wear OS-based smartwatches to compete against the Apple Watch by offering an extended battery life.

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Comparing Apple's HomePod versus the Fluance Fi70 speaker

09/10/2018, 12:09 pm

While the HomePod provides room-filling sound and Siri-powered smart features, there are alternatives that could provide similar features while maintaining the audio. One option is the Fluance Fi70, a Bluetooth-enabled speaker boasting power and quality that the HomePod simply cannot match.

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Share prices of Apple's suppliers in Asia hit following Trump tariff tweet

09/10/2018, 09:09 am

Share prices of Apple's suppliers in Asia slipped on Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted in response to Apple's letter to the U.S. Trade Representative about the proposed Chinese tariffs, with the President calling a shift in production from China to the United States an "easy solution."

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Apple makes first feature film buys in 'The Elephant Queen,' animated movie 'Wolfwalkers'

09/09/2018, 06:09 am

Documentary narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor was screened at Toronto International Film Festival and joins animated movie Wolfwalkers as Apple's first feature-length acquisitions for its forthcoming video slate.

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This week on AI: Full-steam ahead towards Apple's 'iPhone Xs' event

09/08/2018, 12:09 am

It's time for last-minute rumors ahead of Apple's Sept. 12 event, where the company is expected to reveal the "iPhone Xs," the Apple Watch "Series 4," and refreshed iPad Pros, among other products.

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Alibaba's Jack Ma to retire on Monday, focus on philanthropy

09/07/2018, 10:09 pm

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma will retire from the company he cofounded on Monday, telling media outlets he plans ply his more than $40 billion fortune on philanthropic efforts in education.

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Dozens of iOS apps secretly collect location history for data monetization, analysis says

09/07/2018, 07:09 pm

GuardianApp, from the Sudo Security Group, finds that a number of iOS apps are secretly collecting and sending location histories and other sensitive user information to third-party data monetization firms.

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Apple wants major newspapers to join new subscription service

09/07/2018, 05:09 pm

Following rumors that Apple is looking to enter the magazine distribution business with its own curated subscription service, a report on Friday claims the company is in talks with daily news giants to add their content into the mix.

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The surprisingly long history of the Apple AirPods

09/07/2018, 01:09 pm

From first ideas to the superb earphones Apple now sells, AppleInsider looks back to the very beginning of Apple's AirPods.

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Goldman Sachs raises Apple stock price target to $240 based on strength of imminent 'iPhone Xs'

09/07/2018, 12:09 pm

Analysts at Goldman Sachs are taking an "opportunity to eat our hat" on earlier caution about Apple's financial prospects, based on not just what the iPhone X has done, but what they expect the iPhones expected to be announced at the "Gather round" event will do.

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Top Mac App Store utility 'Adware Doctor' is stealing user information [u]

09/07/2018, 10:09 am

Security researcher Patrick Wardle says one of the most popular apps on the Mac App Store "surreptitiously exfiltrates highly sensitive user information" and is likely exporting it to China.

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Apple partner Didi staring down possible $585 million loss in first half of year

09/07/2018, 09:09 am

Chinese ride-hailing company Didi, backed by Apple to the tune of $1 billion, has struggled to grow and is bleeding cash in China amid competition and regulatory scrutiny.

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Qualcomm legal strategy backfires, Apple handed win in patent trial early motions

09/07/2018, 09:09 am

Qualcomm has been accused of performing a "tactical" error in its ongoing patent fight against Apple, with a magistrate judge highlighting the chip producer's mistake in not making counterclaims, an error that it Qualcomm failed to correct in pre-trial motions.

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Ikea could introduce blinds with Apple HomeKit support to smart home range

09/07/2018, 08:09 am

Furniture giant Ikea may add more products to its range of smart home devices, after an FCC filing from the company revealed it was producing a compact remote control, one that is thought could be used to open and close smart blinds.

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Apple hires former Conde Nast executive to bolster Apple News business

09/06/2018, 07:09 pm

Apple recently hired Liz Schimel, a media veteran who previously served as president of Conde Nast China, as part of a continued push into the news business headed by its flagship Apple News product.

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Google expected to announce Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL on Oct. 9

09/06/2018, 06:09 pm

Google on Thursday announced sent out invitations to a special press event scheduled for Oct. 9, where the company is widely expected to launch new "Made by Google" hardware including Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.

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Silicon Valley's product strategy won't work with health care, says Apple veteran

09/06/2018, 04:09 pm

Robin Goldstein, a former Apple executive who served most recently as Senior Manager of Health Special Projects, assails the tech industry's approach to health tech.

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