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Apple debuts new 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

08/30/2016, 05:08 pm

Answering the call of power users -- and avid iPhone photographers -- Apple on Tuesday expanded its iCloud storage options to include a 2-terabyte tier priced at $19.99 per month.

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Google to bring Waze ridesharing San Francisco-wide, may set stage for driverless service

08/30/2016, 05:08 pm

Google is reportedly taking its first real steps into ridesharing via its Waze navigation app, entering into competition with Uber and Lyft, and potentially setting up a tougher market if and when Apple launches its self-driving car.

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BitTorrent app Transmission once again source of macOS malware

08/30/2016, 04:08 pm

Once again, BitTorrent client Transmission has distributed malware to some users through an altered installer, with downloaders of the software on Aug. 28 and 29 probably infected by the "Keydnap" package.

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Turkey's deputy PM encourages Apple to move in wake of EU tax ruling

08/30/2016, 01:08 pm

On Tuesday the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey extended an open invitation for Apple to move its international operations to that country, in the wake of a E.U. ruling ordering Ireland to collect $14.5 billion in back taxes from the company.

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New Apple patent would allow touch-sensing surfaces made using Liquidmetal tech

08/30/2016, 12:08 pm

An Apple patent published on Tuesday could potentially be applied to building touch-sensing surfaces, including screens, using material concepts first developed by Liquidmetal Technology.

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Tim Cook responds to $14.5B EU tax bill with open letter, says decision will be reversed

08/30/2016, 08:08 am

After being hit with a $14.5 billion tab for alleged unpaid back taxes, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook published an open letter to the "Apple Community" on Tuesday, saying he is "confident" that the decision from the European Commission will be reversed.

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Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board as firms prep driverless cars

08/29/2016, 07:08 pm

Alphabet executive David Drummond, leads a number of Google investment arms including GV, recently stepped down from Uber's board as the two companies work to bring their respective self-driving car projects to market.

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Apple event invite inspires wild speculation about 'iPhone 7' iris scanning, bokeh, more

08/29/2016, 03:08 pm

As has become customary with Apple event invitations, fans are dissecting the minimalistic graphic associated with its Sept. 7 keynote invitation, in a futile attempt to glean clues. In reality, all of the guesses are probably just some form of wish fulfillment.

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EU will order Ireland to collect over $1B in back taxes from Apple - report

08/29/2016, 03:08 pm

On Tuesday the European Commission will find against Ireland's tax arrangements with Apple, and ask the country to collect over 1 billion euros ($1.119 billion) in back taxes, a report claimed on Monday.

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Apple sends invitations for 'iPhone 7' event on Sept. 7: 'See you on the 7th'

08/29/2016, 12:08 pm

In what appears to be a theme with lucky number 7, Apple on Monday sent out invitations to members of the media for a keynote presentation on Sept. 7, where the company is expected to announce its next-generation "iPhone 7."

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Sell your iPhone trade-in to BuyBackWorld ahead of Apple's iPhone 7 and grab a 10% cash bonus [u]

08/29/2016, 11:08 am

In anticipation of Apple's iPhone 7 announcement on Sept. 7, BuyBackWorld this week is offering an extended price lock and the industry's most aggressive cash payouts on iPad (up to $594) and iPhone trade-ins (up to $352) when you use an exclusive 10% bonus coupon. [Updated pricing 9/1/16]

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Fitbit reveals new Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers, plus updated app

08/29/2016, 11:08 am

Fitbit on Monday announced the latest addition to its iOS-connectable fitness tracker lineup, with the $150 Fitbit Charge 2, and $100 Fitbit Flex 2.

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Apple-1 'Celebration' buyer considers $815K purchase akin to fine art

08/29/2016, 10:08 am

Cosmetics tycoon Glenn Dellimore purchased the "Celebration" prototype Apple-1 board, and believes that it is the "holy grail" of modern computing and has a future value similar to that of Monet or Picasso paintings.

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How virtual and augmented reality could play a role in Apple's future

08/28/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests that the company is investigating the possibilities of virtual reality and augmented reality. Here's an explanation of what the technology is, how Apple could adopt it, and how it could be practically implemented in a user's daily life.

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This week on AI: Three iPhones in 2017, Apple takes on Snapchat, surprise iOS 9.3.5 update & more

08/27/2016, 04:08 am

The "iPhone 7" may still be just around the corner, but the focus of news is already beginning to lean more heavily on future Apple products, including 2017 iPhones, new Macs, and potential health technologies.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Health, machine learning, 'iPhone 7' rumors

08/26/2016, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk acquisitions, Apple Health, Tim Cook's tenure as CEO, and catch you up on all the latest 'iPhone 7' news.

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Apple gets green light to add 1,000 jobs at Irish headquarters

08/26/2016, 12:08 am

More than nine months after Apple first announced plans to expand its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, and amid an EU probe into questionable tax practices, the company was recently granted approval to add 1,000 people to its workforce over the next 18 months.

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Watchdog group finds Pegatron exploiting workers in lead up to 'iPhone 7' launch

08/25/2016, 06:08 pm

Apple's repeated demands that suppliers cut costs have reportedly prompted "iPhone 7" manufacturing partner Pegatron to skirt the tech giant's audits with covert decreases in effective pay and increases in illegal overtime amid worsening working conditions, according to frequent critic China Labor Watch.

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Apple-1 'Celebration' motherboard auction pulls in $815K

08/25/2016, 04:08 pm

The motherboard believed to be amongst the first hand built prototypes for the Apple-1 fell short of million dollar estimates, but still reaped $815,000 with a portion going to charity.

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Apple's Siri & rivals being hampered by poor microphone tech

08/25/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple's Siri -- and other voice assistants from the likes of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft -- are being held back by the state microphone hardware, a report noted on Thursday.

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