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AOL Instant Messenger to shut down permanently on Dec. 15

10/06/2017, 11:10 am

AOL Instant Messenger -- better known as AIM, and once a staple of the online world -- will close down on Dec. 15 this year, according to Verizon's Oath, which controls the AOL brand.

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses the idea of an ARM powered MacBook, the latest from Google, and MicroLED rumors

10/06/2017, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the possibility of an ARM CPU in a Macbook, Google's new devices, and more.

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Apple allowed Uber use of API to record iPhone screens, feature to be removed

10/05/2017, 05:10 pm

Security researchers recently discovered Uber's app leveraged a powerful API to record users' iPhone screens in a bid to improve interoperability with its Apple Watch app, a permission only Apple could grant.

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Netflix 4K streamers about to see a $2 increase to $13.99 per month

10/05/2017, 01:10 pm

Video streaming giant Netflix is raising its prices for its upper-two pricing tiers, after a long period without a fee increase to cover the company's expanding production stable, and to enhance the service as a whole.

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On 6th anniversary of death of Steve Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook still inspired by his late friend

10/05/2017, 09:10 am

Six years ago today, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs passed away. The company's current CEO, Tim Cook, reflected the occasion on Thursday with a quote from the iconic visionary.

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India may grant Apple retail presence, tax breaks in exchange for building iPhones locally

10/05/2017, 08:10 am

Apple has asked the Indian government for a number of exemptions following the start of production of iPhones within the country, and officials signaled on Thursday that they are weighing the requests.

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Review: Infani Smart Baby Monitor

10/05/2017, 02:10 am

The field of iOS-connected baby health products remains somewhat small, but every once in a while there are products that are very interesting. Infani's smart baby monitor is one of these.

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Apple partners with Ohio State University to launch digital learning initiative

10/04/2017, 06:10 pm

Ohio State University on Wednesday announced it is working with Apple to Digital Flagship University, a school-wide digital learning program that involves an iOS laboratory that will serve not only students, but the wider community.

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Permit breakdown pegs Apple Park 'spaceship' at over $427.5M, Steve Jobs Theater over $179.4M

10/04/2017, 04:10 pm

It cost upwards of $427.5 million to build Apple Park's main ring alone, according to a report this week which examined building permits for each of the 15 major structures at Apple's new headquarters.

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Apple reinforcing macOS, iOS Siri team with acqui-hire of init.ai startup crew

10/04/2017, 03:10 pm

Apple appears to have bought out a Init.ai -- a startup focused on machine learning and processing of natural language originally intended to assist in customer service -- to enhance Siri in some way.

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Google Pixel Buds have limited iOS functionality, Google Clips records notable moments on its own

10/04/2017, 02:10 pm

As part of its Wednesday release event, Google announced the Bluetooth wireless Pixel Buds -- however, the ability to invoke the Google Assistant at a touch doesn't work at all on iPhone, and a translate function narrows compatibility further to only the Pixel phone.

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$399 Google Home Max with SmartSound takes aim at Apple's HomePod

10/04/2017, 12:10 pm

In addition to its budget-priced $49 Google Home Mini, the search giant also introduced a push to the premium end of the speaker market, unveiling the $399 Google Home Max with speakers 20 times more powerful than the regular Home.

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Apple confirms overhauled Century City store coming to Los Angeles later in 2017

10/04/2017, 12:10 pm

Apple has validated recent rumors by announcing an updated store for Los Angeles's Westfield Century City mall, located on Santa Monica Boulevard.

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Google Home Mini offers affordable voice assistant, music streaming for $49

10/04/2017, 12:10 pm

Google on Wednesday unveiled a smaller, more affordable version of its Home speaker and assistant, dubbed the Google Home Mini, set to launch in stores on Oct. 19 for $49.

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European Commission takes Ireland to court for failing to collect taxes from Apple

10/04/2017, 09:10 am

Confirming an earlier report, the European Commission on Wednesday said it will bring Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to collect at least $15 billion in back taxes from Apple, which were originally due Jan. 3.

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Apple is exclusive retailer of 'Parker,' world's first AR teddy bear

10/03/2017, 10:10 pm

Children's toy startup Seedling on Tuesday launched Parker the Bear, an Apple store exclusive plush teddy bear that comes to life through iOS augmented reality effects.

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Yahoo says all 3B accounts impacted by 2013 data breach

10/03/2017, 05:10 pm

Yahoo in a statement on Tuesday said further investigation into a massive 2013 data breach suggests all 3 billion its user accounts were impacted from the incident, tripling the internet firm's initial estimates.

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Apple Maps vehicles to start touring Scotland & Wales later this month

10/03/2017, 04:10 pm

Apple Maps vehicles will begin collecting street-level data in Scotland and Wales for the first time later in October, according to an updated schedule.

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Laurene Powell Jobs buys 20% stake in company that owns Washington Wizards & Capitals

10/03/2017, 03:10 pm

Billionaire philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, who is still a significant stakeholder in both Apple and Disney, will enter into the professional sports business, taking a 20 percent share of the company that owns Washington D.C.'s Wizards basketball team and Capitals hockey team.

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Walmart accidentally leaks Google Home Mini ahead of Oct. 4 announcement

10/03/2017, 01:10 pm

Thought it pulled a product page within a matter of minutes, Walmart on Tuesday briefly offered preorders for the Home Mini, a new smartspeaker expected to be officially revealed in a Wednesday Google announcement.

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