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Video: Apple HomePod vs. Google Home Max

02/22/2018, 12:02 pm

Apple's HomePod and Google's Home Max are both vying for the high end of the audio market. But which one is worth your hard earned cash? AppleInsider put these premium speakers to the test to tell you which one wins out.

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FCC net neutrality protections to expire on Apr. 23 without intervention

02/22/2018, 10:02 am

The Title II protections that currently enforce net neutrality among U.S. internet service providers will disappear on Apr. 23, unless another party is able to intervene.

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Apple releases photos of first retail outlet in Austria ahead of Feb. 24 opening

02/22/2018, 09:02 am

In preparation for the opening of its first Apple store in Austria on Saturday, Feb. 24, Apple has released new photographs of both the outside and the inside of its latest retail location, showing customers in Vienna what to expect when they visit the new outlet.

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Apple said to be upgrading AirPods with 'Hey Siri' & better water resistance

02/22/2018, 08:02 am

Apple is reportedly planning to treat AirPods like its flagship devices, releasing relatively frequent iterations -- beginning with an update this year.

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Smart speaker satisfaction at 89 percent, HomePod adoption hits 3 percent, survey finds

02/21/2018, 08:02 pm

A new survey from Gene Munster's Loup Ventures found 89 percent of smart speaker owners are satisfied with their device, but despite coming packed with virtual assistant technology, most use the to play music or check the weather.

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Netgear adds HomeKit compatibility to Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera

02/21/2018, 02:02 pm

Netgear has issued an update to its Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera that adds support for HomeKit, a change that now allows homeowners to watch a live video stream from the camera through the Home app on their iPhone or iPad, as well as by asking Siri to view the feed.

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Sonnet ships 1 terabyte version of the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive

02/21/2018, 12:02 pm

Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure vendor Sonnet has started shipping another Mac-related accessory, by offering a version of its Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive that includes 1 terabyte of storage to users requiring a portable high-speed solid state external drive.

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Apple has long-term plan, is working on products 'way out in the 2020s'

02/21/2018, 10:02 am

Following up on a "Most Innovative Company" award, business magazine Fast Company on Wednesday published a wide-ranging interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, covering topics like the stock market, long-term plans, and the importance of Apple Music to the bottom line.

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Apple reportedly in talks to buy cobalt, key Li-ion battery ingredient, directly from miners

02/21/2018, 02:02 am

Apple is reportedly in talks to secure long-term cobalt supplies directly from miners, a strategy designed to buffer reserves of the key lithium ion battery ingredient as the company competes with car makers looking to use the metal in electric car production.

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AT&T to launch mobile 5G in Atlanta, Dallas and Waco in 2018

02/21/2018, 12:02 am

After teasing an initial rollout phase for its next-generation 5G network in January, AT&T on Wednesday got a little more specific by naming the first three cities that will gain access to the speedy mobile technology by the end of 2018.

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Three autographs by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs going up for auction March 8

02/20/2018, 05:02 pm

A Boston company is planning to auction three items autographed by late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, rare items from a public figure typically believed to have been averse to giving out his signature.

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Fast Company ranks Apple as world's 'Most Innovative' for 2018

02/20/2018, 12:02 pm

Business magazine Fast Company on Tuesday selected Apple as its "Most Innovative" company of 2018, spanning 350 enterprises and 36 categories.

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Spotify may be preparing HomePod competitor with entrance into hardware market

02/20/2018, 10:02 am

Spotify could be gearing up to take on Apple's HomePod with its own competing smart speaker or other hardware, after new job advertisements for the music streaming service reveal it is looking for employees to set up the manufacturing process for its first physical products.

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Ohio State University expands on Apple educational partnership with app for first-year students

02/19/2018, 08:02 pm

Taking advantage of an educational partnership with Apple, Ohio State University this year will launch an app developed by students for students designed to ease the sometimes jarring transition into college life.

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Apple seeks new trademark for multicolor logo, unlikely to show up at a store near you

02/19/2018, 07:02 pm

Apple is seeking a new U.S. trademark for its iconic multicolor logo, commonly referred to as the "rainbow" logo, for use on clothing items, but don't expect to see the mark adorning products at an Apple store anytime soon.

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Video: Apple HomePod vs. Sonos One

02/19/2018, 06:02 pm

The smart speaker field is quickly becoming a new battleground for tech companies, with the likes of Amazon and Google going toe-to-toe with Apple. In this video, we take a closer look at how Apple's HomePod with Siri stacks up against the Sonos One with Alexa.

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Growing glass crack appears at Michigan Ave. Apple store in Chicago

02/19/2018, 11:02 am

A large crack recently appeared in one of the windows at Apple's Michigan Avenue store, and has not only gone unfixed but actually gotten bigger, photos show.

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New video shows drone crashing onto roof at Apple Park

02/19/2018, 10:02 am

Illustrating the risks of flying over Apple Park, a pilot crashed a drone into the complex over the weekend, requiring the help of a fellow pilot to locate the wreckage.

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Hands on: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo provides network Time Machine, iOS Files compatibility

02/19/2018, 09:02 am

Promise's Apollo Cloud 2 Duo has a simple setup process on the iPhone that just about anybody can handle, and is the closest thing we've seen yet to network storage as an appliance -- and we've got one on our test bench.

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This week on AI: Apple's HomePod reviewed, 'iOS 12' plans, iPhone AR & more

02/17/2018, 12:02 am

At long last AppleInsider finally had a chance to review the HomePod, Apple's first entry into the smartspeaker universe. Other points of interest during the week included plans for "iOS 12," and more hints that future iPhones will have rear-facing 3D sensors.

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