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Apple execs turn into their Memoji doppelgangers for World Emoji Day

07/16/2018, 07:07 pm

Apple executives on Monday took part in the company's celebration of World Emoji Day by updating their official profile pictures with Memoji, a customizable 3D avatar feature set to arrive with iOS 12.

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Hands on with Apple's new Unicode 11 emoji coming later this year

07/16/2018, 06:07 pm

Apple on Monday previewed a new set of emoji coming later this year to iOS, watchOS and macOS. Take a sneak peek at the more than 70 new characters you can expect to see on your Apple device in this video.

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This week on AI: New MacBook Pros, iOS 11.4.1, AirPlay 2, Apple's 2018 roadmap & more

07/14/2018, 12:07 am

New 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros stole the show this week, but we also picked up rumors about Apple's product slate for the rest of the year, including future iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.

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2018 MacBook Pro keyboards include silicone membrane, might protect against key failure

07/13/2018, 10:07 pm

Apple is advertising the new MacBooks as having an updated, "quieter" keyboard, but has said little about the new design. A teardown of the hardware on Friday, however, reveals a new silicone membrane encases each key that potentially serves as a dust-repelling feature to protect against malfunctions.

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Apple partners with Malala Fund on education for Brazilian girls

07/13/2018, 04:07 pm

Apple on Friday announced a partnership between its Brazilian Developer Academies and the Malala Fund, which will launch projects intended to "empower girls, teachers and policymakers through skills development, school enrollment efforts and education advocacy."

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Podcast discusses the new MacBook Pro, alleged industrial espionage, and iOS USB Restricted Mode

07/13/2018, 09:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew discuss the new MacBook Pro, allegations of industrial espionage as an engineer is said to have stolen secrets from Apple and tried to board a flight to China, and iOS USB Restricted Mode and what it means for you.

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Apple launches $300M fund to power Chinese supply chain with clean energy

07/12/2018, 07:07 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a new initiative that seeks to power its Chinese supply chain with renewable energy sources, with the company and initial suppliers expected to invest nearly $300 million in the project over the next four years.

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Justice Department appeals AT&T merger with Time Warner

07/12/2018, 05:07 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday appealed a federal court ruling that paved the way for AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, potentially putting the $85.4 billion merger in jeopardy.

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Apple's Tim Cook & Eddy Cue return to elite Sun Valley conference for 2018

07/12/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and senior VP Eddy Cue have once again made an appearance at the annual Sun Valley conference in Idaho, attended by the elite of the media and technology worlds.

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Find My AirPods' audio pings could be improved with iPhone-based detection

07/12/2018, 08:07 am

Apple is working on ways to improve features like Find My AirPods for users to recover misplaced peripherals, including a concept using a microphone array to detect sounds played by the lost item in order to work out which direction they are in relation to the user.

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Jason Momoa takes lead role in Apple's 'See' original series, report says

07/10/2018, 07:07 pm

Jason Momoa, best known for his work on "Game of Thrones," has landed the lead role in Apple's upcoming original series "See," according to a report on Tuesday.

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Former Apple employee charged with stealing autonomous car trade secrets

07/10/2018, 05:07 pm

Former hardware engineer, who worked on autonomous cars at Apple, arrested at airport, attempting to board a flight for China with company secrets.

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Comparing the five major digital magazine subscription services

07/10/2018, 03:07 pm

At Austin's SXSW festival in March, Apple announced the takeover of Texture, one of the preeminent magazine subscription services. It's hardly the only digital magazine service available though, so here's how some of the current options of Kindle Unlimited, Texture, Zinio, Magzter, and Readly stack up.

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Apple's Siri, Machine Learning teams now under control of new hire John Giannandrea [u]

07/10/2018, 02:07 pm

To improve the technologies at the core of Apple's future, the company has merged the Siri and Machine Learning teams into one entity, under the control of recent hire John Giannandrea.

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Apple looking to deploy 1Password company-wide, company buy-out denied [u]

07/10/2018, 11:07 am

Apple is reportedly planning to deploy AgileBits' 1Password software across its entire workforce, claimed a report on Tuesday, but the same report alleging that the developer was going to be acquired by Apple was outright refuted.

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Microsoft's low-cost Surface Go takes aim at Apple's entry-level iPad

07/10/2018, 01:07 am

Microsoft is angling for a bigger piece of the tablet market with Surface Go, the smallest -- and cheapest -- of the company's two-in-ones to pack the usual assortment of hybrid internals into a sleek reference design.

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US lawmakers query Apple, Alphabet CEOs over smartphone personal data policies

07/09/2018, 03:07 pm

U.S. lawmakers have sent a request to the chief executives of Apple and Alphabet about how the personal data of their customers is handled on iPhones and Android smartphones, seemingly in an expansion of the government's privacy investigation following Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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This week on AI: Apple's new iPads & MacBook Pros, the best streaming TV service & more

07/07/2018, 12:07 am

Some of the most popular stories this week covered the next MacBook Pro, iOS 12 changes, and which streaming TV service is the best.

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7 hours in the spaceship: interviewing for a job at Apple Park

07/06/2018, 03:07 pm

A personal account of a job interview held at Apple Park appears to paint a picture of the new headquarters' inner workings, from staff docents to iPad-powered coffee dispensers, in intriguing detail.

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Apple paid fine for hazardous material handling at North Carolina data center

07/05/2018, 07:07 pm

Apple last year was cited, and ultimately paid a $40,000 fine, over the handling of potentially hazardous materials at its Maiden, North Carolina, data center, according to a new report detailing the company's dealings in the state.

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