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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple's new Brooklyn store, macOS root security flaw, Amazon's inroads

12/01/2017, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil talks about his tour of the new downtown Brooklyn Apple store, and some of the details that make it different than stores of the past, while he and Victor also tackle the root user security bug in macOS High Sierra, and Amazon's efforts in video and voice.

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Qualcomm brandishes Palm patents against Apple, seeks ITC ban on iPhone 8 and iPhone X

11/30/2017, 05:11 pm

Qualcomm on Wednesday continued its legal assault against Apple with a pair of filings alleging infringement of in-house and purchased patents, including intellectual property developed by defunct portable device maker Palm.

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First look: Apple's downtown Brooklyn store has custom floors, ceiling to dampen bustling city distractions

11/30/2017, 02:11 pm

New York City is not known for its peace and quiet, and downtown Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal offers plenty of commotion both above and below ground. It's for that reason that Apple's latest flagship retail store was designed to minimize those distractions, with custom made floors and ceilings that dampen street noise and even cut down on ground vibrations.

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Google faces UK class action lawsuit over 2012 Safari privacy settings bypass scandal

11/30/2017, 10:11 am

Google faces the prospect of paying out compensation to iPhone owners in the United Kingdom if an attempted class action lawsuit goes against the firm, with a group taking the search giant to court over its bypassing of privacy controls in Safari that took place from 2011 until 2012.

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Apple says over $30M raised for Global Fund in 2017 through (Red) products

11/30/2017, 09:11 am

In 2017, Apple's sales of various (Product)Red-marked goods -- including special editions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- directed north of $30 million towards the Global Fund, which aims to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

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Qualcomm targets Apple iPhone 8, iPhone X in new patent suit

11/29/2017, 09:11 pm

On the heels of an Apple lawsuit claiming Qualcomm infringes on at least eight patents with its Snapdragon processors, Qualcomm on Wednesday lodged a patent suit against Apple targeting tech found in the latest iPhones.

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Jony Ive discusses the future of design at Apple, Steve Jobs and more in interview

11/29/2017, 07:11 pm

As part of the Smithsonian's 2017 American Ingenuity Awards, the organization on Wednesday conducted an interview with Apple CDO Jony Ive, who discussed the beginnings of his career, working at the world's most valuable tech company and creating products used by millions of people around the world.

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Final version of HDMI 2.1 standard released with 48Gbps of bandwidth supporting 10K resolution video

11/29/2017, 02:11 pm

The HDMI Forum has issued the final version of the HDMI 2.1 specification, the latest iteration of the video communications standard, with version 2.1 and its new Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable specifications enabling video resolutions of up to 10K via its increased bandwidth capacity of up to 48 gigabit per second.

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Essential's Andy Rubin takes leave of absence after 'inappropriate relationship' allegations follow from Google

11/29/2017, 10:11 am

Essential head and former Android chief Andy Rubin is taking a "leave of absence" after allegations of an "inappropriate relationship" at Google have resurfaced.

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Apple seemingly culls games hyping Philippines drug war from App Store

11/28/2017, 09:11 pm

Apple appears to have pulled from its App Store a number of games depicting the extrajudicial killing of drug users by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and national police chief Ronaldo "Bato" dela Rosa after activists demanded the company remove the titles for breaching App Store guidelines.

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Adobe demonstrates future Photoshop tool that uses machine learning to select image subjects

11/28/2017, 02:11 pm

Adobe has teased one of the AI-based features coming to Photoshop in the future, with the 'Select Subject' function simplifying the selection of an object, person, or animal in a scene, using machine learning to determine what is likely to be the main focus of an image.

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Apple expands Support services on social media with dedicated YouTube channel

11/28/2017, 09:11 am

Apple has started offering support through another form of social media, by setting up a YouTube channel dedicated to providing assistance for basic tasks its customers can perform on an iPhone or iPad.

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Apple highlights Apple Pay charity resources for 'Giving Tuesday'

11/27/2017, 05:11 pm

In preparation of Giving Tuesday, a global philanthropic movement now in its sixth year, Apple on Monday sent out emails informing customers that they can donate to their favorite charitable causes using Apple Pay.

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'Coming soon' facades installed at newly announced Downtown Brooklyn, NY store [u]

11/27/2017, 11:11 am

Apple has posted obvious logos and its normal "we've got something special in store" signage outside 123 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York that will be opening on Dec. 2 at 10:00 a.m.

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India's Commerce and Industry Minister signals support for Apple's manufacturing expansion

11/27/2017, 10:11 am

Efforts to increase manufacturing of Apple products in India have received support from the country's Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, with the official claiming the Centre will support the company in setting up new lines, and is apparently awaiting a formal proposal.

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Surviving Thanksgiving: Play some games with your family on your iPad -- and ignore them if you need to

11/24/2017, 11:11 am

When a large family comes together in a gathering, including Thanksgiving, this often leads to either a boredom-filled conversation or a spirited verbal match between people who don't like each other. In an attempt to liven up proceedings and to keep the peace, AppleInsider offers some suggestions of apps that can keep everyone occupied, or at least keep you amused while you keep away from the rest of the group.

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Apple handing out gift cards for Black Friday shopping event in US

11/23/2017, 07:11 am

As expected, Apple's annual Black Friday shopping event went live in the US early Friday, offering holiday gift buyers gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of a new Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

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Apple offers gift cards with iPhone, Mac purchases in Australia and New Zealand for Black Friday

11/23/2017, 09:11 am

Apple has commenced its Black Friday shopping deals in Australia and New Zealand, providing customers with gift cards if they purchase Apple products through the online and retail Apple Stores during November 24, with similar deals likely to be offered in a number of other regions when each country reaches midnight.

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Foxconn puts halt to illegal overtime at iPhone X plant

11/23/2017, 12:11 am

Apple supplier Foxconn in a statement on Thursday said it has stopped high school interns from working overtime at an iPhone plant in China, a practice that violates the country's labor laws.

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UK government to initiate tax crackdown on tech firms holding earnings offshore

11/22/2017, 09:11 pm

The UK Treasury on Wednesday said it will begin cracking down on large corporations that shift British earnings overseas in a bid to avoid the country's high taxes, a move that follows a wider European Union strategy seeking much the same.

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