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Apple's R&D spend continues to climb, but isn't directly correlated to anything

08/01/2018, 03:08 pm

The company just increased its research and development budget for about the 15th consecutive year but it's not a direct sign that there are new product categories coming soon.

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Cupertino council pushes vote on employee tax for Apple, other firms until 2020

08/01/2018, 01:08 pm

The Cupertino City Council has temporarily shelved a vote on proposals that would tax Apple and other local companies with 100 or more employees, with the council deciding to postpone discussions on the proposal until 2020.

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Qualcomm demands Intel share documents for iPhone and iPad modems

08/01/2018, 09:08 am

In a continuation of its U.S. International Trade Commission patent fight with Apple over radio communications, Qualcomm has filed a motion for Intel to hand over documentation relating to cellular modem designs used in iPhones, claiming Intel has dragged its heels in providing the documents it had previously agreed to produce.

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Neato's iPhone & Apple Watch-connected D7 robot vacuum goes big with multiple floor plan mapping, quick boost charging

07/31/2018, 02:07 pm

Neato on Tuesday rolled out a big update for big homes with its Botvac D7 Connected robotic vacuum, adding the ability to map and clean multiple floor plans for homes with more than one level, as well as smart automatic recharging capabilities.

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How to pick the best MacBook or MacBook Pro for any price point

07/31/2018, 12:07 pm

You have to buy what you can afford -- but make sure you're only paying for what matters to you. AppleInsider did the math, and has some recommendations for every price point.

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Logitech buys out mic & headphone maker Blue in $117M deal

07/31/2018, 08:07 am

Accessory maker Logitech this week announced the takeover of Blue, best known for its microphones that have become a staple of recording, particularly in the streaming and podcast industries.

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Apple touts Cupertino public works investments ahead of employer tax vote

07/30/2018, 10:07 pm

Apple lauded its contributions to Cupertino, Calif., in a letter sent to the municipality's city council on Monday, noting tens of millions of dollars which go toward public works projects that benefit its hometown. The authority is set to decide whether an employer tax measure will make it to ballot next year.

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Apple hires developer of virtual reality painting app amid push into AR/VR

07/30/2018, 06:07 pm

Adding to a growing stable of virtual reality experts, Apple recently hired developer Sterling Crispin, whose app "Cyber Paint" was among the first to take advantage of burgeoning mobile VR headset technology.

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Hands On: Setapp's continuing attempt to change the way we all pay for Mac apps

07/30/2018, 04:07 pm

Eighteen months after it launched, AppleInsider re-examines the Setapp subscription service to see if the model works for users -- and what apps have joined it.

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First Swift certification program with Apple's blessing to launch in the fall

07/30/2018, 11:07 am

Certiport announces launch of App Development with Swift, in order to help students validate their Swift programming skills for the job market.

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Walmart may challenge Apple, Netflix & others with new streaming service

07/30/2018, 11:07 am

Walmart is reportedly working on a new video streaming service separate from Vudu, with special help from Mark Greenberg, a key veteran of the TV industry.

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Hands On: uBar for the Mac shrinks your Dock and makes it work harder for you

07/29/2018, 09:07 am

It's a distinctive part of your Mac but the Dock is big and it doesn't do a lot. Now, uBar wants to replace it with a tool that saves space and adds functionality. AppleInsider tries it out.

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Autodesk dropping support for Alias and VRED in macOS Mojave over OpenGL deprecation

07/28/2018, 01:07 pm

Autodesk has published a support document announcing that it is stopping development of its Alias and VRED vertical market packages, and that older versions will not work on Mojave due to Apple's OpenGL deprecation.

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This week on AI: Apple fixes MacBook Pro thermal issues, buying a Mac for school & more

07/28/2018, 04:07 am

The new MacBook Pro models continued to dominate headlines this week, particularly after Apple issued a patch to fix thermal problems.

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Intel delays 10nm Cannon Lake processor production to late 2019

07/27/2018, 02:07 pm

Mac users have an even longer wait for new iMacs and MacBook Pro models using 'Cannon Lake' chips, after Intel confirmed the 10-nanometer processors aiming for high-end computers won't arrive any sooner than the 2019 holiday shopping period.

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Hands On: Designing websites with Sparkle, the spiritual successor to iWeb

07/27/2018, 01:07 pm

Sparkle wants to make it easy for anyone to build a website yet also be comprehensive enough for professionals. AppleInsider builds a site.

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Apple provides Japanese customers with free repairs following floods and landslides

07/27/2018, 09:07 am

Apple is pledging assistance to its Japanese customers affected by heavy rainfall in July, by announcing it will be providing repairs of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other hardware directly damaged by the natural disaster at no charge.

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Podcast discusses new MacBook Pro thermal fix, listener questions, and more

07/27/2018, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Mike talk about Macbook Pro thermal performance, tips on the best Mac utiilties you've forgotten about, and answer listener email. Mike also lets loose on an app removed from the App Store over distributing conspiracy theories.

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Apple design head Jonathan Ive to talk at Wired's 25th anniversary

07/26/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, will speak at an October event in San Francisco marking the 25th anniversary of Wired Magazine.

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Hands on: BBEdit 12 is the Swiss Army Knife of text editors for the Mac

07/26/2018, 02:07 pm

The more of a programmer's kind of brain that you have, the more you will get from this app but the sheer range and power of its tools is compelling. AppleInsider dives in.

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