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This week on AI: Apple's TV app 'channels,' 2018 iPhone rumors, iMac turns 20 & more

05/12/2018, 12:05 am

Rumors about 2018 iPhones continued to mount this week, but there was plenty of ammunition for other headlines -- such as Apple's plans for selling third-party video subscriptions.

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Apple hit with class action suit over MacBook, MacBook Pro butterfly switch keyboard failures

05/11/2018, 11:05 pm

A class action lawsuit filed in federal court on Friday takes Apple to task over an allegedly flawed keyboard design deployed in MacBook models from 2015, claiming the company knew about the defect at or before the product's launch.

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Apple's Tim Cook to give 2018 commencement speech for Duke University

05/10/2018, 02:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook, a 1988 graduate of Duke's Fuqua School of Business, will give the commencement speech for university graduates on Sunday.

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Net neutrality ends June 11, Senate Democrats force last-minute vote

05/10/2018, 01:05 pm

A "Restoring Internet Freedom" order ending net neutrality, approved in a 3-2 vote in December, will finally take effect on June 11, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday.

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Apple VP Eddy Cue puts Lake Tahoe vacation home on sale for $11.9M

05/10/2018, 11:05 am

Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, has reportedly put his vacation home in Truckee, Calif. on sale for $11.9 million.

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Apple considered offering separate views of dual rear iPhone cameras

05/10/2018, 09:05 am

Apple once contemplated providing access to both sensors on the back of a dual-camera iPhone, allowing users to see the live view at different zoom ranges at the same time on an iPhone's display, and the potential capturing of images from both views simultaneously.

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Apple drone project in North Carolina selected for approval by U.S. DOT

05/10/2018, 08:05 am

The U.S. Transportation Department has confirmed Apple is one of a number of major tech firms taking part in a drone program, an initiative that could help the U.S. government decide how to regulate unmanned aircraft used for commercial purposes.

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$1 billion Apple data center project in Athenry, Ireland cancelled

05/10/2018, 07:05 am

Apple has withdrawn its contentious proposal to build a data center in Athenry, Ireland after years of legal challenges.

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Spectre-style Intel chip vulnerability disclosures delayed, patches not expected until August

05/09/2018, 10:05 am

The release of patches to fix new Spectre-style flaws in Intel's processor designs is allegedly delayed by two more weeks to late May, but a report suggests Intel wants to push the release back even further into July while it works to finalize the required updates.

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts nominated for Ralph Lauren board of directors

05/09/2018, 10:05 am

Fashion brand Ralph Lauren has announced plans to nominate Angela Ahrendts, Apple's retail head, for a non-executive position on its board of directors.

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Apple opens first developer academy in Indonesia

05/09/2018, 10:05 am

Apple's new app accelerator facility near Jakarta, is the first of its kind in Asia and uses the same education model as the one in India.

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Apple joins special US drone program in bid to improve Apple Maps [u]

05/09/2018, 09:05 am

Apple is reportedly one of a number of major corporations hoping to participate in a range of drone tests beyond those normally allowed by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, an initiative the company hopes will lead to better Apple Maps images.

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Apple wins ADC award for 'Barbers' iPhone 7 Plus ad, named Brand of the Year

05/08/2018, 11:05 pm

Apple added to a growing stash of ad industry accolades this week with an award from the Art Directors Club of New York, which bestowed its ADC Black Cube for Best of Show on a commercial touting Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus.

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Google announces Android P, with strong emphasis on 'free and open'

05/08/2018, 02:05 pm

As expected, at the 2018 Google I/O developer's conference, the company has announced a new version of Android, with a beta program starting on Tuesday for a small sliver of devices.

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Google Assistant ups challenge to Apple's Siri with support for multiple actions & 'continued conversation'

05/08/2018, 02:05 pm

At its annual I/O developer event on Tuesday, Google revealed several planned upgrades to Google Assistant, further widening the gap with Apple's Siri.

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Apple's work on circular screens could lead to round-face Apple Watch

05/08/2018, 11:05 am

The Apple Watch device family could potentially include a round-faced variant in the future, following the discovery that Apple has worked on a way to produce displays for devices with curved edges, an element crucial to the creation of such a circular-shaped wearable device.

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Video: Wishlist of features and fixes Apple could give the HomePod during WWDC 2018

05/08/2018, 09:05 am

The HomePod shows considerable promise, but even at launch, Apple's smart speaker didn't include all of the features that could help it defeat all of its competitors. AppleInsider writes up a wishlist of things Apple could change to make the HomePod even better.

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Apple agrees to settlement in shareholder derivative complaint over e-book antitrust case [u]

05/07/2018, 10:05 pm

More than two years after Apple was forced to pay out $450 million to resolve an e-books antitrust case, the company is looking to close the book on the long-running debacle, and on Monday informed shareholders that it has agreed to stipulations for settlement of a lingering derivative complaint.

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Apple 'an amazing company' says Microsoft's Bill Gates

05/07/2018, 11:05 am

The Microsoft co-founder, Steve Jobs sparring partner, and one-time savior of Apple said that the company in its current incarnation is "amazing" while speaking to the media.

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Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett not done with Apple stock, 'would love to own 100 percent'

05/07/2018, 08:05 am

The "Oracle of Omaha," who was revealed last week to have made another big investment in Apple, indicated that he's looking at continued investment in Apple in the future.

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