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Video: See DJI's iOS-connected, foldable Mavic Air drone in action

01/23/2018, 03:01 pm

With GoPro exiting the drone market entirely, the dominant name in aerial photography, DJI, unveiled its latest product on Tuesday: the Mavic Air. It's a $799 foldable model that can fit inside of a jacket pocket. AppleInsider was on hand for the announcement and went hands-on with the new flying camera, which you can see in action in our new video.

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EU tipped to sanction Qualcomm over Apple chip deal with potential $2B fine

01/23/2018, 03:01 pm

The European Commission is reportedly preparing to sanction Qualcomm for anti-competitive practices in supplying components to Apple for use in its iPhones, with the antitrust watchdog potentially levying a fine against the chip producer of up to $2 billion.

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Tips: If you're holding off on macOS High Sierra, turn off upgrade notifications for good

01/23/2018, 11:01 am

Every time you boot a computer capable of upgrading to High Sierra, macOS will pop up at least one notification a day exhorting you to move up. Here's how to turn them off for good, with one Terminal command.

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DJI launches $799 Mavic Air drone with 4K camera as a smaller, lighter counterpart to the Mavic Pro

01/23/2018, 10:01 am

DJI has launched its Mavic Air drone, a foldable quadcopter that offers a middle ground between the Mavic Pro and the Spark drones, with the new model featuring a 4K camera on a three-axis gimbal and the ability to control it using gesture controls.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook pops up in Canada to promote 'Everyone Can Code,' visit Shopify [u]

01/22/2018, 08:01 pm

Following his European tour last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday showed up at an Apple store in Toronto to discuss the importance of coding in education, talk up the company's Swift programming language and visit a few local developers.

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Apple's sapphire curse strikes again as glass material manufacturer sues over breach of contract

01/22/2018, 06:01 pm

Years after a disastrous first foray into sapphire production, Apple's troubles with the super hard glass, or more precisely its manufacturers, continue, as the company on Monday was saddled with a lawsuit from material producer Hebei Hengbo Fine Ceramic Material claiming breach of contract.

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Apple employees can earn special Apple Watch band in 2018 'Close the Rings' challenge

01/22/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple in February will hold its annual fitness challenge for employees, and participants who complete the event with "gold" metrics will net themselves a specially designed Apple Watch band featuring an Activity Rings motif.

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DJI 'Mavic Air' drone leak ahead of launch reveals foldable legs, 4K camera on 3-axis gimbal

01/22/2018, 01:01 pm

A drone expected to be released by DJI on Tuesday has reportedly leaked ahead of its public unveiling, with alleged images and specifications said to reveal the 'Mavic Air' as a smaller and lighter drone compared to the Mavic Pro, while still offering 4K resolution video and similar functionality to its predecessor.

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Sphero slashes 45 jobs, pivots to educational market after weak holiday sales of iPhone-connected robots

01/22/2018, 10:01 am

Sphero, the producer of iPhone-controlled toys and programmable robots, has laid off a number of its staff following reportedly lackluster sales over the holiday period, with the firm intending to realign itself more towards the educational robotics market.

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Apple partners with Malala Fund to provide educational opportunities to more girls in developing countries

01/22/2018, 09:01 am

Apple has pledged support to the Malala Fund, the organization led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, with the assistance expected to increase the Fund's impact in providing education to girls living in developing countries, including new programs in India and Latin America.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stars in new 'Above the Noise' Beats by Dre commercial

01/21/2018, 09:01 am

"Doubt me. Distract me. Give me noise," New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady says in the new Beats by Dre ad. "Cause all I hear is, 'it's payback time.'"

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver Duke University commencement address in May

01/21/2018, 01:01 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Duke University's 2018 graduation ceremony in May, the school announced on Saturday.

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London's Regent Street Apple Store uses iPad to control acoustics for live performances

01/20/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple turns to existing solutions for many of the challenges it faces in retail. AppleInsider has learned that the London Regent Street Apple Store uses MOTU software to control the audio environment, both for technical reasons, as well as as a practical demonstration for store-goers.

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This week on AI: Apple's $350B US cash influx, Chinese labor scandal, HomePod coming soon & more

01/20/2018, 06:01 am

With newsmakers finally back from the holidays, the Apple sphere finally began spinning at high speed again -- particularly after Apple's announcement that it plans to pump a lot of money into the U.S. economy through 2023.

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South Korean prosecutors probe Apple over iPhone slowdowns

01/19/2018, 09:01 pm

A day after a South Korean consumer group filed a complaint against Apple over the company's handling of iPhone battery issues, prosecutors on Friday said they have launched a probe to determine whether the iPhone slowdown debacle amounts to planned obsolescence.

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Apple stands by Microsoft against 'global search warrant' as case moves to Supreme Court

01/19/2018, 07:01 pm

Microsoft's long-running battle with the Department of Justice over a federal court ruling that could force American companies to hand data about foreign customers over to the U.S. government will soon be heard by the Supreme Court.

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Apple's Tim Cook talks education, says he wouldn't want his nephew using social media

01/19/2018, 04:01 pm

As part of a European tour to promote Apple's new university coding courses, the company's potentate sat for a wide-ranging discussion during a stop at Harlow College in the U.K.

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Apple hires away tech team from SVDS, potentially to improve enterprise business

01/19/2018, 02:01 pm

Apple has reportedly hired a number of employees away from startup Silicon Valley Data Science, providing roles to members of the firm's technology team, including co-founders and the CEO, with the move potentially made to help Apple improve its partnerships with enterprise customers.

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Amazon boosts monthly Prime subscriptions to $12.99 per month, retains $99 annual fee

01/19/2018, 11:01 am

Amazon slightly jacked the fee for monthly Amazon Prime subscribers by $2, making the annual subscription a better value than it was before.

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Apple holds onto decade-plus streak at top of Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies'

01/19/2018, 09:01 am

For the 11th year in a row, Apple on Friday took the top spot on Fortune's annual "World's Most Admired Companies" list, this time based on the opinions of some 3,900 executives, directors, analysts, and experts.

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