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Decision on Apple's Irish data center plans expected by end of August

08/09/2016, 11:08 am

An Bord Pleanála -- an independent appeals review body -- said it will likely make its decision on Apple's Irish data center by the end of the month, either greenlighting the company's development plans, or potentially causing delays.

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Apple unveils streamlined iTunes Connect screenshot upload process

08/08/2016, 09:08 pm

Making good on a promise from this year's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple on Monday rolled out a new iTunes Connect feature that streamlines screenshot and app preview uploading for developers marketing software across multiple device types.

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AT&T to pay $7.75M for allowing phone bill 'cramming'

08/08/2016, 06:08 pm

The Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced AT&T will pay $7.75 million in fines and refunds for allowing scammers to operate a "cramming" scheme that saddled thousands of customers with charges for a fraudulent directory service.

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Hulu says it will kill off free tier, push free shows to partners like Yahoo

08/08/2016, 12:08 pm

Hulu on Monday announced that it's discontinuing its free service in favor of its paid tiers, though people will still be able to watch some videos at no cost elsewhere -- including through Yahoo's new streaming TV site, Yahoo View.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says future products will be 'in every part of your life that we can'

08/08/2016, 09:08 am

Although it may only expand into new categories when the time is right, Apple intends to weave its products into virtually every aspect of a person's life, Apple executives Tim Cook and Eddy Cue revealed in an interview published on Monday.

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This week on AI: $200M Turi takeover, wireless 'AirPods,' a working 'iPhone 7' & more

08/06/2016, 05:08 am

A steady stream of news provided yet more glimpses of Apple's "iPhone 7," including possible wireless earbuds. We also heard about plans for the Apple TV, plus the company taking a deeper dive into machine learning with its latest startup takeover.

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Apple reportedly planning $1B database center and R&D facility in Vietnam

08/05/2016, 06:08 pm

As Apple continues to push digital sales and services into international markets, a report on Friday claims the company is mulling an expansion into Vietnam that would see the creation of a $1 billion database center and R&D facility.

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Apple acquires machine learning and AI startup Turi for $200M, report says

08/05/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple has reportedly purchased Turi, a small Seattle-based startup specializing in machine learning and artificial intelligence technology for a purchase price of around $200 million.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7,' beta updates, Mobile Passport, more

08/05/2016, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor discuss the latest updates in public betas, Neil reviews the Brooklyn Apple Store, and Victor reviews the Mobile Passport app for getting through customs. Plus, new iPad Pro keyboards, and the very latest in "iPhone 7" rumors.

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Latest aerial footage of Apple's Campus 2 shows start of work on 'spaceship's' garden & pond

08/05/2016, 08:08 am

The latest drone footage of Apple's new "Spaceship" headquarters under construction shows a much more complete structure, plus the start of work on niceties in the center of the facility and elsewhere.

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Apple announces upcoming bug bounty program, initially invite-only

08/04/2016, 08:08 pm

Apple during a presentation at this year's Black Hat security conference announced plans to institute its first ever bug bounty program, an initiative that pays out cash for previously undiscovered software and hardware vulnerabilities.

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Sling TV to add NFL Network & RedZone to live streaming this fall

08/04/2016, 01:08 pm

Creating another option for sports-addicted cord-cutters, the NFL has confirmed a deal that will bring the NFL Network and NFL RedZone to Dish's Sling TV.

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Apple Energy gets federal approval to sell power into wholesale markets

08/04/2016, 12:08 pm

On Thursday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted Apple Energy LLC -- a recently-created Apple subsidiary -- the right to sell energy generated from its solar facilities into wholesale markets.

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Apple investment in Didi accelerated Uber decision to leave China, report says

08/04/2016, 02:08 am

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple's huge $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing helped accelerate Uber's decision to pull out of the region, ending a years-long turf war.

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Apple focuses on app monetization in latest Developer Insights installment

08/03/2016, 07:08 pm

Home improvement startup Houzz is the focus of Apple's latest Developer Insights series, which highlights the impact mobile apps, and Apple Pay integration in particular, have on creating a successful monetization model.

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App Store billings reached all-time high in July, $50B paid out to developers

08/03/2016, 04:08 pm

In a rare tweet extolling the performance of a specific Apple product, CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said July was a record-breaking month for the App Store, with highest-ever monthly billings and payouts to developers.

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Latest Apple diversity report claims US pay equity, modest changes in gender & race

08/03/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday published its latest "Inclusion & Diversity" update, showing small changes in the gender and racial makeup of the company, and the steps the company is taking toward equal pay for people with the same jobs and performance levels.

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Tech firms worry Supreme Court win for Apple over Samsung could benefit patent trolls

08/03/2016, 03:08 pm

If the Supreme Court sides with Apple and upholds a 120 year-old law governing design patents, it may open the door to a highly lucrative field for patent trolls to exploit, intellectual property experts from the likes of Google and Facebook fear.

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1Password extends hosted service to individuals, offers limited time promotion

08/03/2016, 01:08 pm

Popular multi-platform password app 1Password on Wednesday activated an individual hosted service using the same platform as subscription offerings 1Password Families and 1Password Teams.

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Apple makes counterclaims in Caltech Wi-Fi lawsuit, settles in Siri-related Dot 23 case

08/03/2016, 11:08 am

Together, Apple and Broadcom have reportedly filed counterclaims against the California Institute of Technology, attacking the latter's Wi-Fi patent lawsuit on several grounds. Separately, Apple and Dot 23 have settled a lawsuit over Siri.

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