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AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, the meaning of 'Pro,' and iPhone news

11/18/2016, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan discuss Dan's MacBook Pro review, MacBook Pros, what happens when Siri becomes a chatbot in Messages, and the latest in iPhone news and rumors.

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Apple announces free Hour of Code workshops between Dec. 5 & 11

11/17/2016, 11:11 am

Apple on Thursday opened up registrations for its free 2016 Hour of Code workshops, which will take place between Dec. 5 and 11 at Apple stores worldwide.

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Apple invention integrates Siri into iMessage, aids in peer-to-peer financial transactions

11/17/2016, 02:11 am

An Apple patent application published Thursday suggests the company is investigating the potential of integrating its Siri virtual assistant into Messages, with claims suggesting the feature might assist users with peer-to-peer payments.

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Apple researching methods to monitor Parkinson's disease with Apple Watch and iPhone

11/16/2016, 11:11 pm

In a potential expansion to its current health and wellness offerings, headlined by ResearchKit and HealthKit, Apple is reportedly investigating the viability of employing Apple Watch and iPhone in real-time monitoring of patients with Parkinson's disease.

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Apple to reportedly integrate AR features into Camera app

11/16/2016, 08:11 pm

Adding to rumors of Apple's augmented reality ambitions, a report on Wednesday claims the company is working to bring unspecified AR features to its first-party camera app on iPhone.

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Apple dissolves Mac automation management post, Sal Soghoian to leave company

11/16/2016, 07:11 pm

It was revealed on Wednesday that longtime Apple Product Manager of Automation Technologies Sal Soghoian, whose work is responsible for services like AppleScript and Automator, will be leaving the company in December as his post was recently eliminated.

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Amazon's Music Unlimited upgrades with monthly & annual Family plans

11/16/2016, 03:11 pm

Amazon on Wednesday launched two Family plans for subscribers to Music Unlimited, its recently-launched competitor to on-demand services like Spotify and Apple Music.

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Valve developer claims macOS SteamVR release coming in the next few months

11/16/2016, 02:11 pm

Reiterated by a report on Wednesday, an executive for Valve's Steam digital delivery platform has declared that preliminary versions of the company's VR platform will be available for macOS and Linux very soon.

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Manhattan DA's office says it has 423 uncracked Apple devices in evidence room

11/16/2016, 11:11 am

The Manhattan district attorney's office now has 423 uncrackable devices in its evidence room, all of them Apple products running iOS 8 or later, according to a new report.

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Apple-authorized reseller in Czech Republic expects AirPods to be available in December

11/16/2016, 10:11 am

Announced back in September, Apple's completely wireless AirPods still do not have a concrete shipping date, though one international reseller claims they won't arrive this month, instead becoming available in December.

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Apple Music nabs exclusive streaming rights to star-studded '808' documentary

11/15/2016, 09:11 pm

Apple has secured exclusive first access rights to "808," a documentary film chronicling the impact the Roland TR-808 programmable drum machine had, and continues to have despite its discontinuation 33 years ago, on the music making world.

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Jony Ive speaks on means and methods of 'Designed by Apple in California' book

11/15/2016, 04:11 pm

In an interview about the new "Designed by Apple in California" coffee-table book, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive speaks about how the title was composed, documentation of the processes used to build the products in the book, and Apple's history.

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Monitoring software on some US Android phones sent text messages, location info to China [u]

11/15/2016, 03:11 pm

Pre-installed software on some Android phones from a developer contracted to develop the software for an undisclosed Chinese manufacturer sends the contents of text messages composed on the device, in addition to other user metadata, to a server in China.

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Apple finalizing deal for $50M AU store in central Melbourne - report

11/15/2016, 10:11 am

Apple is nearing a deal to build a major A$50 million store in the Australian city of Melbourne, a report said on Tuesday.

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'Designed by Apple in California' book released in $200 and $300 editions [u]

11/15/2016, 08:11 am

Apple on Tuesday announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products ranging from the original iMac to the Apple Pencil.

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Apple patent refines health monitoring headphone invention to accommodate AirPods

11/15/2016, 02:11 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent that extends a nearly decade-old invention covering a wearable sports and health monitoring device, specifically incorporating language that seemingly accommodates platform features introduced with the new AirPods wireless headphones.

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Apple exploring glasses wearable with potential AR technology, report says

11/14/2016, 08:11 pm

Adding to rumors that Apple will soon enter the augmented reality market, a report on Monday claims the company is working on a pair of "digital glasses" that overlays images and other useful information onto a user's field of vision.

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Samsung buys Harman for $8B in deal that could pave way for 'Apple Car' competition

11/14/2016, 09:11 am

Chief Apple rival Samsung Electronics on Monday announced plans to buy Harman International Industries for $8 billion, in a move that could signal its intention to compete against Apple and Google in smartcar technology.

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This week on AI: Refurb iPhones, Powerbeats3, first Touch Bar MacBook Pros get ready to ship & more

11/12/2016, 08:11 am

While Apple prepared its first shipments of Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros, it meanwhile launched its first refurbished iPhone sales in years, and Beats' Powerbeats3 headphones, which AppleInsider gave a first look.

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AT&T to throttle streaming video quality by default in 2017

11/11/2016, 10:11 pm

AT&T on Friday announced Stream Saver, an upcoming "data-saving" feature that automatically reduces high-resolution streaming video content to standard definition DVD quality for mobile service subscribers, including those with unlimited data plans.

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