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Apple's Phil Schiller makes argument for screens on voice assistant devices like Amazon Echo

05/05/2017, 07:05 pm

Amidst rumors of a Siri home speaker, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller in an interview published this week offered his thoughts on dedicated voice assistants like Amazon's Echo, saying the lack of an onboard screen is a hindrance in many situations.

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YouTube developing free original shows with Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres & others

05/05/2017, 03:05 pm

Possibly concerned about the growing amount of original video on competiting services like Netflix, Hulu, and Apple Music, Google's YouTube has announced plans to premiere six new shows, starring people like Ellen DeGeneres and comedian Kevin Hart.

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AppleInsider podcast talks about the history of the professional Mac, and Apple's pro software

05/05/2017, 08:05 am

This week on a special live edition of the AppleInsider podcast, Dan and Victor talk about the history of the professional Mac hardware, the history of pro software, and what happens next, all recorded from a gathering of professional users at Adorama in New York City.

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How Apple subdivisions compare against Fortune 500 companies

05/04/2017, 09:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday revealed the company's wearables business -- AirPods, Apple Watch and Beats -- is now the size of a Fortune 500 company, while services revenue is on the verge of breaking into Fortune 100 territory. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the comparisons.

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Imagination enters dispute resolution with Apple, prepares to sell off secondary businesses

05/04/2017, 09:05 am

Apple's split-up with graphics tech supplier Imagination Technologies has entered into a "dispute resolution procedure," the latter company announced on Thursday, also revealing that it plans to sell off two of its businesses, MIPS and Ensigma.

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Latest Apple Park drone footage demonstrates scope of massive landscaping project

05/04/2017, 09:05 am

The latest drone footage from over Apple Park shows massive improvement in many aspects, but still a long way to go before the campus is fully complete.

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Apple's lower iTunes Affiliate rates only apply to in-app commissions, report says

05/04/2017, 12:05 am

Clarifying a recently announced iTunes Affiliate Program policy change that reduces commission rates, a report on Wednesday claims the new schedule applies only to in-app links, not websites and other outlets.

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First Singapore Apple Store to open soon after long delay

05/03/2017, 11:05 pm

Construction barriers blocking off Apple's first Singapore store were dismantled this week to reveal an "Apple loves Singapore" mural covering what will likely be a two-story glass facade, suggesting work on the flagship outlet is nearing completion.

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Apple highlights US job creation on new webpage, touts 2M jobs across 50 states

05/03/2017, 10:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday debuted a new webpage dedicated to highlighting the company's efforts toward generating jobs in the U.S., including the creation of two million jobs broken down by state, operating segment and more.

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Apple to create $1B 'advanced manufacturing fund' in US

05/03/2017, 06:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said the company has created a $1 billion manufacturing fund that will help stimulate job growth in the United States.

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Friday Labs ships crowdfunded smart lock, adds HomeKit compatibility

05/02/2017, 09:05 pm

Two years after a successful funding round on Indiegogo, startup Friday Labs on Tuesday said it began shipping its HomeKit-enabled Friday smart lock to backers, while at the same time opening pre-orders to new customers.

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In two-pronged attack, Microsoft intros low-end Windows 10 S, high-end $999+ Surface Laptop

05/02/2017, 12:05 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the Surface Laptop, a new PC aimed at the educational market, despite having a $999 base price tag with 4 gigabytes of non-upgradeable RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage.

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New charity auction offers lunch with Tim Cook at Apple Park HQ

05/02/2017, 10:05 am

A new Charitybuzz auction benefiting Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is, as in the past, offering lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook -- this time however at the company's new headquarters, Apple Park.

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Twitter adds 11 more streaming offerings in live video push

05/02/2017, 09:05 am

Shortly after annnouncing a 24/7 streaming news deal with Bloomberg, Twitter has revealed another 11 video offerings, covering not just news but sports, music, and other fields.

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Apple invention uses RFID tags, Apple Watch to track food nutrition

05/02/2017, 04:05 am

As Apple wades further into health industry waters with products like Apple Watch, the company on Tuesday was granted a patent for technology that would allow food vendors to embed nutritional information in device-readable RFID tags. The solution presents a unique and partially automated solution to calorie counting, one of the more laborious aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Watch AppleInsider's Apple Pro discussion live

05/01/2017, 06:05 pm

AppleInsider editors Daniel Eran Dilger and Victor Marks are in New York City to discuss the current state of Apple's pro-level hardware with the people that use it. If you're not in NYC, don't worry, you can watch a livestream of the event right here.

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Hulu signs NBCUniversal, affiliates for imminent live TV service

05/01/2017, 05:05 pm

Hulu on Monday annouced a deal to bring NBCUniversal on board for its upcoming live TV service, securing the last of the four major U.S. broadcast networks plus its associated specialty channels, such as Syfy and Telemundo.

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Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 5 to developers for testing

05/01/2017, 01:05 pm

On Monday, Apple made available the fifth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5, which still appears to focus on bug fixes and speed improvements.

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Trump calls tech CEOs to June meetings, orders overhaul of US government IT

05/01/2017, 12:05 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly signed a new executive order, creating a council meant to "transform and modernize" government IT systems. Simultaneously, the White House revealed a series of meetings in June, during which some 20 high-tech CEOs -- likely including Apple's Tim Cook -- will be brought in to discuss the topic.

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Hacker leaks Netflix's 'Orange Is the New Black' season 5 after ransom not paid

05/01/2017, 09:05 am

Netflix has not responded to a hacker's ransom demand, and as a result, nearly all of season 5 of "Orange Is the New Black" has been released to illicit file sharing sites.

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