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Browser-based Apple Pay predicted to chip away at PayPal's dominance with both consumers & merchants

06/21/2016, 10:06 am

Convenience and brand recognition should help Apple Pay on the web pose a serious threat to PayPal right out of the gate, a new analysis predicts, forecasting that Apple's new browser-based payment service will see a major overlap with PayPal acceptance when it launches this fall.

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Adobe updates Creative Cloud with deep Stock integration, content-aware crop for Photoshop CC and more

06/21/2016, 09:06 am

Adobe on Tuesday released a set of substantial updates to its Creative Cloud family of products and services, including tight Adobe Stock integration and advanced technologies like facial recognition and content-aware photo cropping.

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Apple customers to receive $400M iBooks settlement payments on Tuesday

06/20/2016, 09:06 pm

Customers impacted by Apple's alleged iBooks price fixing scheme will this week receive settlement payments in the form of store credit or checks for up to $6.83 per e-book, the law firm representing plaintiffs in the case announced on Monday.

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Apple's differential privacy analyzes the group, protects the individual

06/20/2016, 06:06 pm

Apple's incorporation of differential privacy in its data collection efforts marks the first wide scale use of the technique, according to Prof. Aaron Roth, the University of Pennsylvania mathematician who "literally wrote the book" on it, as Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, said at WWDC on June 13.

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Tim Cook to host fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan, other Republicans

06/20/2016, 04:06 pm

After Apple refused to back this election cycle's Republican national convention, a report on Monday claims CEO Tim Cook next week will host a fundraiser for sitting U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other House Republicans.

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Apple Music rival Spotify tops 100 million subscribers, 30 million paid listeners

06/20/2016, 02:06 pm

Spotify on Monday announced that it had surpassed 100 million subscribers, including 30 million paid customers, keeping it firmly ahead of Apple Music and other rivals in the streaming music space.

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India eases rules on local sourcing, paves way for country's first Apple Stores

06/20/2016, 10:06 am

The Indian government on Monday announced loosened policies towards local sourcing by foreign retailers, likely setting the stage for Apple launching its first stores in the country.

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Apple refuses to back GOP convention because of Trump politics

06/18/2016, 04:06 pm

Despite having provided aid in the past, Apple is withholding financial and technological support from this year's Republican presidential convention -- owing to controversial positions by candidate Donald Trump, a report claimed on Saturday.

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This week on AI: iOS 10, macOS Sierra & watchOS 3 lead WWDC reveals

06/18/2016, 03:06 am

Apple's WWDC keynote provided plenty of news fodder this week, including the announcements of macOS Sierra, iOS 10, and watchOS 3 -- plus many other technologies coming soon to Apple devices.

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Apple led effort to remove rifle emoji from Unicode 9.0, report says

06/17/2016, 05:06 pm

A proposed rifle emoji initially set for release as part of Unicode 9.0 was removed from consideration after Unicode Consortium delegates representing Apple and Microsoft expressed disapproval of its inclusion, a report said Friday.

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AppleInsider podcast talks to former Apple evangelist Matt Sephton, wraps up WWDC

06/17/2016, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider former Apple technology evangelist Matt Sephton joins Victor to talk about his perspective on the week's WWDC news and shares a Steve Jobs story. Mikey chimes in with his favorite upcoming iOS 10, macOS, watchOS 3 and tvOS features.

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JP Morgan downgrades Apple stock expectations on negative macro trends, Apple Watch forecast

06/16/2016, 10:06 pm

For all the new software platform features Apple announced this week at WWDC, including a glimpse at future iOS product capabilities and internet services enhancements, JP Morgan remains cool to the company's stock prospects for 2016.

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Apple updates TestFlight with support for new iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS betas

06/16/2016, 10:06 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its TestFlight app testing platform to support software running in the latest beta environments, and rolled out new App Store optimization and analytics tools for developers accessible through iTunes Connect.

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Apple douses rumor of impending iMessage release for Android

06/16/2016, 06:06 pm

Apple recently poured cold water on rumors claiming iMessage would see introduction on Google's Android platform, potentially at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, saying the messaging service is worth more as an exclusive first-party feature.

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Apple's dual-layer LCD technology promises high-contrast, lifelike HDR images

06/16/2016, 06:06 am

Apple in a patent application published on Thursday details a method of reducing image artifacts in high dynamic range (HDR) dual-layer LCDs, technology that could theoretically boost a typical display's contrast ratio to 1,000,000 to 1.

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Apple to open first Macau Apple Store on June 25

06/16/2016, 12:06 am

Apple on Wednesday announced the first official Apple Store in the Macau Special Administrative Region of China will open on June 25, expanding the company's retail presence in Greater China to 41 stores.

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Apple SVPs Schiller and Federighi discuss Siri, Messages and more in Q&A session

06/15/2016, 02:06 am

Apple executives Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi on Tuesday took part in a casual interview to discuss the many software and services enhancements revealed at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Apple's Messages target of new Uniloc patent suit

06/14/2016, 06:06 pm

Serial patent lawsuit filer and non-practicing entity Uniloc on Tuesday filed suit against Apple, claiming Messages app and iMessage backend service features infringe on multiple owned voice over IP patents.

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Apple invites deaf, blind advocate Haben Girma to address developers on accessibility at WWDC16

06/14/2016, 05:06 pm

Speaking at a lunchtime conference that filled seats in the largest conference room at WWDC, accessibility advocate Haben Girma spoke to attendees about the value of designing products with disabled users in mind.

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Apple to host pop-punk band Good Charlotte at its WWDC16 Bash

06/14/2016, 04:06 pm

Good Charlotte will perform at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference Bash on Thursday, the company has announced to attendees.

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