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This week on AI: Apple's iPhone 8 goes RED, legal battles, Asimov's 'Foundation' & more

04/14/2018, 12:04 am

Apple launched (PRODUCT)RED versions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, from which a portion of sales will go to fight diseases like AIDS. There was plenty of other news this week, including legal dramas and rumors about upcoming iPhones.

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Apple memo reveals 29 leakers caught last year, urges staff to stop leaking confidential information

04/13/2018, 03:04 pm

Apple has warned its employees about the dangers of leaking confidential information to the media, advising in a leaked internal memo that the company is still fighting to sniff out leakers, in its ongoing attempts to protect details about future products from being made public ahead of schedule.

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Wish List: 14 new HomeKit features we want to see from Apple

04/13/2018, 11:04 am

Compared to where it was only a couple years ago, HomeKit has progressed immensely. The number of supported accessories is growing exponentially, third-party apps are increasingly powerful, and Apple continues to add additional features and functionality. Now that WWDC is approaching, we wanted to think about how HomeKit could most improve.

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Kuo: Apple losing AR lead to low-cost competitors, lack of software innovation to blame

04/12/2018, 12:04 am

Apple is frittering away its lead in the augmented reality space after setting a rapid pace with ARKit in iOS 11 and advanced hardware in iPhone and iPad, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who sees Chinese upstart Oppo gaining ground with less complex -- and less expensive -- solutions.

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Apple cuts HomePod orders on weak demand, report says

04/11/2018, 09:04 pm

Apple's first foray into the smart speaker business is not going as planned, with the company reportedly lowering HomePod sales forecasts and cutting orders for the device on the back of weak demand.

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Apple needs to stop pre-announcing products like the Mac Pro and AirPower that won't be available for months or years

04/11/2018, 02:04 pm

Apple released a new iPhone 8 color on Monday, and the refrain was less about the device itself, hijacked on social media into being more about Apple not having shipped the AirPower wireless charging pad -- and all this can be avoided.

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Apple's success has generated hundreds of billions of dollars, but not many billionaires

04/11/2018, 11:04 am

There's just one billionaire in Apple's current leadership, who didn't make his money from Apple. But the company has produced billion-dollar fortunes for suppliers.

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Mark Zuckerberg was ready to pounce on Apple's data practices at Senate hearing

04/10/2018, 10:04 pm

Though Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not mention Apple during a congressional hearing concerning data privacy and social media matters on Tuesday, a photo of his prepared notes shows he was ready to drag the iPhone maker into the discussion.

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Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $502.6M in patent infringement row

04/10/2018, 08:04 pm

A federal jury on Tuesday found Apple's FaceTime, VPN and iMessage products in infringement of four VirnetX patents covering secure communications, awarding the patent holdings firm $502.6 million in damages.

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How to check if Facebook gave your data to Cambridge Analytica right now

04/10/2018, 09:04 am

This week, Facebook has started to alert the estimated 87 million users affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, advising in the News Feed if personal data for an account was obtained by the company. For users of the social network who haven't yet seen a notification, there is a second way to manually check if their privacy was violated as part of the affair.

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Apple now runs on 100 percent renewable energy

04/09/2018, 04:04 pm

Making good on investments into clean energy, Apple on Monday announced its entire global operation, from offices to retail stores, is powered by renewable resources.

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Facebook admits wrongdoing ahead of Zuckerberg testimonies, starts notifying Cambridge Analytica victims

04/09/2018, 03:04 pm

In written testimony released by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once again admitted to making mistakes in the way his company shares and tracks data. The social network also began notifying some users about whether their data was harvested by political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.

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Activists stage 'die-ins' at French Apple stores to protest impact of tax avoidance on social services

04/08/2018, 05:04 pm

The Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- or Attac for short -- staged "die-in" protests at two French Apple stores on Saturday, once again charging the company with exploiting loopholes to avoid paying its fair share of taxes.

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Saudi Prince meets Tim Cook at Apple Park to talk app development, education

04/07/2018, 10:04 pm

At the tail end of his whistle stop tour of the U.S., Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday met with Tim Cook and other top Apple executives at the company's Cupertino headquarters to discuss new partnerships and education opportunities.

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This week on AI: No Mac Pro until 2019, Apple to ditch Intel CPUs, 2018 iPad reviewed & more

04/07/2018, 12:04 am

News on future products kicked back into fifth gear, with word that a modular Mac Pro won't arrive until 2019, and that Apple may ditch Intel processors in 2020. We also reviewed the 2018 "budget" iPad, and caught a glimpse of the possible futures for Siri and the iPhone.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses education, job creation, more in interview

04/06/2018, 08:04 pm

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with MSNBC and Recode to answer some hard-hitting questions about education, social issues, trade and more. The interview airs today, but AppleInsider was at the filming to provide highlights from the event.

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Lawsuit claims Apple cribbed Apple Watch heart rate sensor tech, hints at work on glucose monitoring

04/06/2018, 07:04 pm

Health technology startup Omni MedSci, in a patent lawsuit filed on Friday, alleges Apple incorporated infringing technology in its Apple Watch heart rate sensor after reviewing patent-pending specifications with Omni's founder and CTO Dr. Mohammed N. Islam.

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Apple poaches ex-Amazon, HP executive for growing software team

04/06/2018, 06:04 pm

Apple has made a second big hire in a week, with the latest being an HP executive who was previously the chief technology officer of the "Lab126" devices group at Amazon and a vice president of software for the Kindle ecosystem.

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Apple opposes EPA repeal of Clean Power Plan, citing impact to investments

04/06/2018, 12:04 pm

Apple on Friday decided to formally oppose the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which sets standards for reduced greenhouse emissions from power plants.

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Apple's heads-up display tech for self-driving cars uses AR to enhance driver safety

04/05/2018, 03:04 pm

Apple's work on augmented reality could find a place in its ongoing automotive initiative, with the company considering ways to use AR to show information about the road ahead, including things that are out of the driver's vision.

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