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Holiday gift guide 2018: Speakers that are sure to please the music lover on your shopping list

12/04/2018, 02:12 pm

Speakers are probably one of the easiest gift choices. You can spend a little on a portable Bluetooth speaker, or practically infinite amounts on whole-home audio. AppleInsider rounds up the best speaker gift ideas for this holiday season.

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Future AirPods could use more secure ear-fitting methods to enable fitness tracking features

12/04/2018, 11:12 am

Apple is continuing to consider producing AirPods with health tracking functionality, but the use of biometric sensors in wireless earbuds presents new challenges in keeping them firmly in place, a problem Apple has also attempted to solve.

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Best of 2018: Apple reveals most popular apps, games, movies and more

12/04/2018, 02:12 am

As it does every year, Apple on Tuesday released a list of the year's "best" digital content up for offer on its various digital storefronts, from the iOS App Store to Apple Books.

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Tim Cook says 'no place' for hate groups on Apple platforms

12/03/2018, 04:12 pm

In accepting the Anti-Defamation League's first-ever "Courage Against Hate" award on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a firm statement in support of the organization and against far-right groups.

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Apple offers 10 percent discount online to veterans & active duty US military

12/03/2018, 04:12 pm

Apple has extended the online Apple Store dedicated to those in the armed forces, with the Veterans and Military Purchase Program offering more discounts to present and past soldiers and sailors.

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Apple details Siri's machine learning upgrades for better listening on HomePod

12/03/2018, 11:12 am

Apple on Monday updated its Machine Learning Journal with a post by the company's Siri speech and audio software engineering teams, explaining how the company uses machine learning to help the HomePod hear people under tougher circumstances than iPhones and iPads.

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Steve Jobs' handwritten Apple I specifications sheet could fetch $60,000 at auction

12/03/2018, 09:12 am

A sheet of paper featuring the handwriting of Steve Jobs is headed to auction, with the document consisting of a specification sheet for the Apple I expected to fetch up to $60,000 when it goes on sale on Wednesday.

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Crime blotter: Brazen iPad mini warehouse theft, restauranteur fencing stolen MacBooks, more

12/02/2018, 11:12 am

Besides just a restaurant-owner that was selling pilfered MacBooks, Apple's iPad and iPhones are continuing targets of thefts everywhere, including from a blind man at Six Flags, and trouble at a Kijiji meetup.

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Updated AirPods with wireless charging case expected in early 2019, redesign coming in late 2020

12/02/2018, 08:12 am

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has updated his predictions for Apple wireless earbud line, with a relatively minor upgrade expected in the next six months, and a more pronounced revision with design changes launching before the end of 2020.

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Apple turns retail logos red for World AIDS Day

11/30/2018, 08:11 pm

As it has done every December since 2012, Apple on Friday marked World AIDS Day by tinting red the Apple logos that front its stores around the world.

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Apple's Cook to deliver keynote at Anti-Defamation League summit on anti-Semitism

11/30/2018, 01:11 pm

Tim Cook is slated to pick up the first-ever "Courage Against Hate" award at a Dec. 3 event hosted by the Anti-Defamation League, where the Apple CEO is additionally expected to make a keynote speech.

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Woman fails to find Apple's Black Friday gift card offer terms, launches class action suit

11/30/2018, 10:11 am

A dubious class action lawsuit against Apple accuses the company of misleading customers during its recent Black Friday shopping event by supposedly promoting products not covered by a gift card promotion, but the basis of the suit itself appears to stem from a consumer failing to read the terms and conditions of the sale.

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Apple Music coming to Amazon's Echo speaker range on December 17

11/30/2018, 08:11 am

Owners of the Amazon Echo device range will soon be able to listen to Apple Music through the smart speakers, the retailer advises, with Apple's streaming music service expanding its reach to the Alexa-powered audio hardware starting from the week of December 17.

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Apple's Cook so far absent from expected guests at White House tech roundtable

11/29/2018, 08:11 pm

The Trump administration is scheduled to host a roundtable next Thursday with some of the most influential CEOs in the technology industry -- so far, however, Apple's Tim Cook isn't on the list of known attendees.

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Deputy AG Rosenstein says companies like Apple are trying to 'defeat legitimate law enforcement'

11/29/2018, 05:11 pm

Keynoting a cybercrime conference on Thursday, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein attacked the encryption stances of companies like Apple while simultaneously arguing for the importance of security.

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Holiday gift guide 2018: Here are the best Apple-ready gifts for new parents

11/29/2018, 02:11 pm

Being a new parent is stressful, especially for the first three months or so. AppleInsider has rounded up the best holiday gifts for the new parents on your shopping list to make their lives a little easier, with options for any budget.

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Apple confirms attendance at NeurIPS machine learning conference in Canada

11/29/2018, 11:11 am

Apple has confirmed it will be making an appearance at the 32nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems in Montreal, Canada, starting from December 2, with machine learning experts from the company in attendance to discuss related technologies, as well as to potentially hire more to further its own work.

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Plex adds Tidal integration, adds subscription bundles for both services

11/29/2018, 10:11 am

Media software developer Plex has enabled its users to stream Tidal through the app alongside their existing music collection, with the partnership also offering users a bundle deal that combines the two services together in a single plan that could save some customers money over buying them separately.

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Holiday gift guide 2018: Here are the top 10 toys for use with Apple's iPhone or iPad

11/28/2018, 02:11 pm

If your son or daughter is lucky enough to have an iPhone or iPad handy, there are a growing number of toys that take advantage of the iOS platform. AppleInsider rounds up the top 10 toys for kids to use with Apple mobile devices.

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Tim Cook may get that US privacy legislation he's expecting in 2019

11/28/2018, 10:11 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook's expectation that tech giants will be subjected to privacy regulations may soon become a reality, with a pair of U.S. Senators working on a bipartisan bill mandating the protection of consumer data that could be drafted in early 2019.

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