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Apple CEO Tim Cook says globalization is 'great for the world' in China speech

03/18/2017, 02:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered remarks on globalization, cybersecurity, encryption, international relations and more during a rare public appearance in China, part of the executive's attempts to woo Chinese consumers.

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This week on AI: Apple's not-so-curved 'iPhone 8,' new iPads coming soon, 4K Apple TV in testing & more

03/18/2017, 12:03 am

This week we learned that Apple's "iPhone 8" may have a curved OLED screen, but not as curved as some were anticipating. Future iPads also made the news, along with possible signs that Apple is already testing a 4K Apple TV running "tvOS 11."

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Corporate brands, UK government pull ads from Google's YouTube over extremist hate group videos

03/17/2017, 08:03 pm

A series of major brands have pulled ads from Google's YouTube following reports that their ads are being shown next to terrorist, hate group and other offensive or controversial videos.

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Apple plans retail expansion in India with over 100 new Authorized Resellers

03/17/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple is planning to grow its presence in India over the next year by expanding the number of Apple Authorized Reseller locations, with the addition of over 100 small stores believed to be a six-fold increase in the number of outlets already in operation in the country.

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Philips expands iOS-connected Hue smart bulbs with chandelier E14 light socket sizes

03/17/2017, 09:03 am

More than 80 percent of light fittings found in common households are now supported by Philips Hue connected lighting, thanks to the launch of new E14 candle/chandelier-sized sockets, in both multi-color and white ambiance versions.

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Apple to build two new Chinese R&D centers, spend $507M on research

03/17/2017, 08:03 am

Apple on Friday announced plans to set up two new research centers in China, spending a minimum of 3.5 billion yuan -- $507 million -- on research institutions overall.

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Infamous patent troll Soverain Software targets Apple products and services in new lawsuit

03/16/2017, 11:03 pm

Soverain Software, a non-practicing entity that gained media attention for suing Newegg and other online retailers over "shopping cart" patents, on Thursday filed a complaint against Apple for alleged infringement of IP relating to internet-based services.

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Quick take video review: D-Link Omna HomeKit camera

03/16/2017, 09:03 pm

AppleInsider goes hands-on with D-Link's new Omna, the first internet connected security camera to feature integration with Apple's HomeKit platform and iOS 10 Home app.

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Netflix considers mobile specific versions of original content

03/16/2017, 07:03 pm

Netflix may make it even easier for its subscribers using iPhones to follow its original content in the future, an executive for the streaming service has revealed, advising that the firm is currently exploring the possibility of making mobile device-specific versions of its shows.

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Spotify may go with Apple Music-like album exclusives in new label deals

03/16/2017, 03:03 pm

Spotify is nearing new deals with major record labels that could result in some albums becoming exclusives to its paid tier, a report said on Thursday.

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Hulu says live TV service will launch with cloud DVR, real-time alerts

03/16/2017, 02:03 pm

Hulu this week updated the teaser page for its upcoming live TV service, revealing some of its planned features -- most notably cloud DVR support, which should be ready from the beginning.

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Apple-backed think tank calls for radical changes to Chinese economic policy

03/16/2017, 09:03 am

A Washington think tank -- with board members from Apple, Amazon, Google and other tech firms -- on Thursday called for an international coalition to pressure China into changing course on some of its economic policies.

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Apple inventions again point to work on health-tracking AirPods

03/16/2017, 05:03 am

A trio of Apple patent applications published on Thursday detail the inner workings of a wireless earbud system packed with sensors for taking biometric readings, suggesting the company is developing an advanced set of AirPods.

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Apple Park Flyover imagery, informational data shows up in latest Apple Maps update

03/15/2017, 11:03 pm

Apple in a recent update to its Apple Maps service added satellite and drone imagery, as well as related geolocation tags, covering Apple Park, the company's headquarters that is currently under construction in Cupertino, Calif.

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Apple's U.S. forestry programs generated more than 13,000 metric tons of wood in 2016, created jobs

03/15/2017, 09:03 pm

Two years after Apple partnered with The Conservation Fund to protect more than 36,000 acres of vulnerable forestland in Maine and North Carolina, the ambitious project is showing returns, with more than 13,000 metric tons of wood harvested between the two states last year.

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Apple's Brickell City Centre store in downtown Miami to open on March 25

03/15/2017, 12:03 pm

Apple's first store in downtown Miami -- Brickell City Centre -- will see a grand opening on Saturday, March 25, the company has announced.

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Samsung plays catch-up with Apple, promises monthly security updates for unlocked US phones

03/14/2017, 04:03 pm

Samsung will soon start providing monthly security updates to unlocked Galaxy smartphones in the U.S., according to the company, offering a level of maintenance more comparable to Apple.

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Apple Park HQ buttressed by Central & Wolfe 'AC3' campus in Sunnyvale, Calif.

03/14/2017, 02:03 pm

Alongside the soon-to-open Apple Park, the iPhone maker's lesser-known "AC3" Central & Wolfe campus is also nearing completion, boasting many of the same environmental efforts that the main campus will provide.

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Rare functional Apple-1 hits auction block in May with $320,000 estimated price

03/14/2017, 01:03 pm

A vintage Apple-1 computer is going on sale via auction in May, with the rare computer and an archive of documents, including the manual and notes of phone calls with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, estimated to sell for up to $320,000.

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Apple issues sixth betas of watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 to developers

03/14/2017, 01:03 pm

Accompanying the latest beta releases of iOS and macOS that arrived on Monday, Apple on Tuesday pushed out new builds of watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 for testing.

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