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Apple Pay on the Web payments added to QuickBooks Online service

10/18/2016, 12:10 pm

Intuit's financial management package QuickBooks Online Apple Pay feature has been activated, and will be enabled automatically for future invoices by registered users.


Samsung sets up Note 7 exchange booths at airports around the world

10/18/2016, 11:10 am

Samsung is now running exchange stations at airports around the world, hoping to catch any lingering Galaxy Note 7 owners before they get onboard a plane with the phone -- something that's now prohibited or outright illegal in some instances.


Tim Cook included in early list of potential VP candidates for Clinton campaign

10/18/2016, 10:10 am

In one of the WikiLeaks-published Podesta emails allegedly detailing the inner workings of of the Hillary Clinton election campaign, Apple CEO Tim Cook was mentioned as an early possibility for Vice President and was included in a list with Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Michael Bloomberg.


Misfit launches Phase Hybrid smartwatch, with some Apple Watch-like connectivity

10/18/2016, 09:10 am

Misfit is advancing its wearables line to compete with the Apple Watch, and has introduced the new Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch using a small color display and watch hand position to alert the user.


Angela Ahrendts interview addresses Apple retail refurb, town square concept successes

10/18/2016, 08:10 am

Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail Angela Ahrendts launched the 2016 Most Powerful Women Summit on Monday, and talked about her path leading to Apple, initial reluctance to take the job, and successes in tailoring the Apple Store experience for customers.


More reports circulate suggesting a late-October MacBook Pro, MacBook Air refresh

10/17/2016, 09:10 pm

According to "reliable sources," Apple will announce the MacBook Pro (Late 2016) model in the next few days, shipping it and a new MacBook Air before the end of October.


Apple hires Carnegie Mellon AI researcher to work on its own AI tech

10/17/2016, 03:10 pm

A well-known AI researcher, Russ Salakhutdinov of Carnegie Melon University, is joining Apple to direct some of the company's own efforts in the field.


Apple employee labor law violation class action suit starts Tuesday in CA

10/17/2016, 03:10 pm

A class action suit filed by current and former Apple employees over nine years -- numbering over 20,000 class members -- starts on Tuesday.


Apple moves $9B worth of iTunes intellectual property to Ireland

10/17/2016, 12:10 pm

Apple continues to expand its operations in Ireland, despite ongoing criticism of its presence there for tax purposes, with the company's international iTunes business now setting up shop in the town of Holyhill.


Apple's new Japan R&D center to build 'very different' artificial intelligence tech, Tim Cook says

10/17/2016, 08:10 am

Apple's investments in Siri and artificial intelligence will grow in the coming months, Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed in a new interview, disclosing that his company's Yokohama, Japan, facility will boast "deep engineering" for machine learning.


This week on AI: Apple at the Supreme Court, Australian photo scandal, new R&D centers & more

10/15/2016, 04:10 am

Product rumors took a backseat to the here-and-now this week, as Apple found itself on the defensive at the U.S. Supreme Court, announced plans for new international research and development centers, and coped with the aftermath of a lewd photo scandal in Australia.


US government bans defunct Galaxy Note 7 from all flights citing fire threat

10/14/2016, 05:10 pm

On Friday several U.S. safety agencies banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from flights, all but killing the usefulness of the smartphone for the few people willing to hold onto it in spite of fire risks.


Macy's opens Apple store-within-a-store in New York

10/14/2016, 05:10 pm

As scheduled, Apple's store-within-a-store at the Macy's Herald Square flagship location in New York opened for business on Friday, granting customers access to a selection of tech giant's most popular products.


Samsung now projects $5.3B hit on profits from Note 7 fires

10/14/2016, 11:10 am

As a result of having to recall and eventually kill off the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung on Friday predicted a further $3 billion reduction in operating profits through March 2017, beyond the $2.3 billion it already announced.


Tim Cook meets with Japan's prime minister, says Apple Yokohama R&D center to be completed in December

10/14/2016, 10:10 am

As part of this week's tour across Asia, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, and revealed details about a new research and development center set to open there soon.


AppleInsider podcast talks supply chain rumors, patents, and 2017 iPhone

10/14/2016, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger tells Victor Marks about why we shouldn't listen to supply chain forecasts with no byline, possible acquisitions, recent inventions, and making the 2017 iPhone from different materials.


Apple CEO Tim Cook again touts benefits of AR over VR, says 'no substitute for human contact'

10/13/2016, 07:10 pm

In an interview published Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed his company's stance on augmented reality, saying the technology's ability to amplify human experiences makes it more likely to succeed as compared to virtual reality.


BMW's 2017 5 Series Sedan to be first car with support for wireless CarPlay

10/13/2016, 06:10 pm

BMW on Thursday took the wraps off its upcoming 5 Series Sedan, and in doing so announced the model will be the first car to boast Apple's wireless CarPlay infotainment solution when it ships in February.


Samsung extends $100 in extra credit to US owners of fire-prone Galaxy Note 7

10/13/2016, 11:10 am

Looking to soften some of the damage to its brand, Samsung is extending an extra $100 in credit to U.S. Galaxy Note 7 owners willing to exchange the phone for another Samsung device.


London's renovated Regent Street Apple Store interior shown off in photos

10/13/2016, 10:10 am

After a year of renovations, the Regent Street Apple store in London is opening on Oct. 15, and members of the press were given a sneak peek of the interior prior to the big day.