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1Password irks security experts in push toward cloud-based vaults

07/11/2017, 06:07 pm

Over the weekend, a number of security researchers recently took to Twitter to voice their displeasure at AgileBits' decision to push its popular password management service 1Password away from local credential storage to a cloud-based option.

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Microsoft ends support for its ill-fated iPhone competitor, Windows Phone

07/11/2017, 04:07 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday terminated support for Windows Phone 8.1, marking the end of an era in which the company tried to directly compete against Android devices and Apple's iPhone.

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Toshiba in talks with Western Digital, Apple-backed Foxconn consortium about chip unit sale

07/11/2017, 10:07 am

Despite having picked another group as the preferred bidder for its memory business, Toshiba is reportedly talking to two other interested parties as well -- Western Digital, and a Foxconn consortium including Apple, Dell, and Kingston.

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As Apple preps VR support in High Sierra, Facebook slashes Oculus Rift price to $400 in summer sale

07/10/2017, 11:07 am

Facebook has launched a six-week summer sale on the Oculus Rift headset -- and while there is no official support for it from the company, it can be used in conjunction with High Sierra and the SteamVR beta.

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Eddy Cue offers new Apple Park lunch auction after June one raises over $200K

07/10/2017, 10:07 am

Apple's head of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, is participating in a new charity auction for a lunch meeting at Apple Park -- less than a month after another fetched over $200,000.

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Apple announces location of new $921 million iCloud data center in Denmark

07/10/2017, 08:07 am

Apple has announced plans to build a new $921 million data center in Denmark near the German border, its second in the country.

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This week on AI: Qualcomm legal battle heats up, Imagination row continues, 'iPhone 8' rumors abound and more

07/08/2017, 12:07 am

This week was relatively slow in terms of major Apple developments, allowing a few minor "iPhone 8" rumors to bubble to the surface. The biggest developments related to Apple's ongoing legal battles with Imagination and Qualcomm, the latter of which filed a U.S. ITC request to block imports of iPhones not using its technology.

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Apple Maps vans adds Spain, three U.S. states to list of survey locations

07/07/2017, 05:07 pm

In an update to the Apple Maps webpage on Friday, Apple announced its camera- and sensor-laden mapping vans will hit the streets of Spain and a trio of U.S. states this month.

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Apple challenges Imagination's timeline, declares it stopped taking new IP in 2015

07/07/2017, 09:07 am

Apple has apparently taken issue with Imagination Technologies statements against it, and now says that the GPU maker knew that Apple was cutting back on its technologies since 2015, well before the public declaration in the spring.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Touch ID rumors, RED phone and a very expensive 'iPhone 8'

07/07/2017, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the 'will-they-won't-they' push pull on whether or not the rumoured 'iPhone 8' has Touch ID on the front, back, or not at all, the RED phone announcement, and the fear of a very expensive iPhone.

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Samsung expects to break operating profit record in second quarter

07/06/2017, 10:07 pm

Samsung on Friday local Korea time announced financial expectations for the second quarter of 2017, saying sales likely drove a 72 percent increase in operating profit compared to the same time last year.

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Jawbone reportedly shuttering business amidst financial turmoil, new health startup to rise from ashes

07/06/2017, 09:07 pm

Jawbone, once a serious competitor in the wearables market, has begun the process of liquidating its assets, according to multiple reports on Thursday.

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Apple's bug bounty program hindered by low payouts, report says

07/06/2017, 07:07 pm

Apple's invite-only bug bounty program is off to a slow start as security researchers in search of high payouts are saving discovered exploits for high-price sales on the gray market.

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Qualcomm asks ITC to block import and sale of Apple iPhone, iPad

07/06/2017, 04:07 pm

As its legal fight with Apple intensifies, Qualcomm on Thursday said it plans to file a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking an import and sales ban on iPhone and iPad models that allegedly infringe on six patents.

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Red announces $1200 Hydrogen One smartphone with holographic screen coming in 2018

07/06/2017, 02:07 pm

A new device from from high-end video camera producer Red has been announced, that if promises are kept, will be the first holographic display-equipped smartphone not requiring users to wear glasses or headsets for fill three-dimensional content viewing.

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Apple invention appears to detail HomePod's adaptive acoustics

07/06/2017, 06:07 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application seemingly related to the company's upcoming HomePod speaker. In particular, the invention covers a method of equalizing and optimizing loudspeaker output through the use of microphones, digital signal processing and advanced computational algorithms.

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Apple software engineers join WebVR virtual reality accessibility group

07/05/2017, 10:07 pm

A trio of Apple developers have officially joined the WebVR Community Group, a W3C-hosted community initiative that strives to deliver virtual reality experiences through basic web browsers.

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New England's Danbury Fair Mall, CambridgeSide Galleria Apple Stores reopening July 8

07/05/2017, 02:07 pm

Apple has a pair of north eastern U.S. Apple Stores reopening on July 8, with both the Danbury Fair Mall location in Conn. and the CambridgeSide Galleria store in Mass. showing off a new remodel that day.

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Apple Park boosting local economy with property boom, influx of shoppers

07/05/2017, 11:07 am

The construction of Apple's new headquarters is helping improve the fortunes of those living close to the Cupertino campus, including increases in development projects, attempts by businesses to anticipate the influx of Apple employees to the area, and increased real estate prices as some of the benefits stemming from Apple Park's creation.

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Apple's Fifth Avenue temporary store in NYC still drawing massive traffic next to construction site

07/04/2017, 02:07 pm

Apple has pulled the glass completely off the underground venue for the New York City Fifth Avenue Store and opened up a temporary location right next door. AppleInsider visits the construction site, and the temporary store.

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