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Laurene Powell Jobs buys 20% stake in company that owns Washington Wizards & Capitals

10/03/2017, 03:10 pm

Billionaire philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, who is still a significant stakeholder in both Apple and Disney, will enter into the professional sports business, taking a 20 percent share of the company that owns Washington D.C.'s Wizards basketball team and Capitals hockey team.

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Walmart accidentally leaks Google Home Mini ahead of Oct. 4 announcement

10/03/2017, 01:10 pm

Thought it pulled a product page within a matter of minutes, Walmart on Tuesday briefly offered preorders for the Home Mini, a new smartspeaker expected to be officially revealed in a Wednesday Google announcement.

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Waymo may launch autonomous ridehailing service as soon as October

10/03/2017, 11:10 am

Alphabet's Waymo -- formerly the self-driving car division within Google -- is reportedly preparing to launch a commercial autonomous ridehailing service as soon as this fall, possibly even later this month.

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Ireland could face fine for dragging heels on back taxes from Apple

10/02/2017, 04:10 pm

The European Commission is set to penalize Ireland with a "non-compliance action" for failing to collect up to $17.6 billion in back taxes from Apple, owed after the Commission found the Irish government brokered unfair deals that constituted illegal state aid.

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Google rumored to be working on 'Made for Google' accessory program mirroring Apple's MFi standards

10/02/2017, 03:10 pm

Google is allegedly creating a "Made for Google" certification system resembling Apple's "Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod" program, known as MFi for short.

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New version of LG Display Manager available for macOS High Sierra with USB, camera tweaks

10/02/2017, 02:10 pm

LG has released a new version of its utility for owners of the company's UltraFine displays for High Sierra, bringing improvements to USB connectivity, the built-in web camera, and the integrated speakers.

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GoPro turns to HEVC compression for Hero 6 Black, same codec used by Apple in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

09/30/2017, 01:09 pm

Briefly mentioned during Thursday's GoPro launch event, the new Hero 6 Black with GP1 chip compresses ultra high-resolution video into manageable chunks of data using High Efficiency Video Coding, the same standard adopted by Apple in its latest operating systems.

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This week on AI: iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K & Apple Watch Series 3 reviewed, 2018 iPhone rumors & more

09/30/2017, 12:09 am

With the iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 finally out in the wild, AppleInsider decided to give them a thorough review. The week also saw the release of macOS High Sierra, and rumors about next year's iPhones, as well as why the iPhone X might be in short supply.

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Hands-on: GoPro Hero 6 Black

09/29/2017, 06:09 pm

GoPro released its latest action camera product, the Hero 6 Black, on Thursday with a number of incremental upgrades over the year-old Hero 5 Black, most of which are powered by the firm's first in-house designed GP1 chip. AppleInsider was at the launch event in San Francisco to go hands-on with the device.

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Apple pairs with artists on song & decorations to promote Chicago's Michigan Ave. store

09/29/2017, 04:09 pm

In advance of an Oct. 20 opening, Apple has commissioned a song and matching artwork to promote the new store coming to Chicago's Michigan Avenue.

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Apple reportedly snaps up French computer vision specialists Regaind

09/29/2017, 12:09 pm

Apple has allegedly purchased early-phase startup Regaind, a company in the midst of developing a new algorithm for analyzing the content and quality of photos.

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Apple looking to develop custom ARM chips for future Macs, cutting out Intel - report

09/29/2017, 10:09 am

Apple is not only interested in chip production for the iPhone and iPad, but developing its own CPU for laptops, modems for the iPhone, and its own touchscreen processing system, a new report claims.

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Apple sees dramatic surge in US national security requests, no declassified letters

09/28/2017, 04:09 pm

Between January and the end of June Apple received somewhere between 13,250 and 13,499 national security requests from the U.S. government, including orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court and national security letters, Apple revealed this week in its latest transparency report.

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'Apple community' pulls in $13M for disaster relief in US, Mexico & Caribbean

09/28/2017, 01:09 pm

The "Apple community" -- including workers and customers -- has raised over $13 million for the relief of recent hurricanes hitting the U.S. and the Caribbean, and earthquakes in Mexico, Apple said on Thursday.

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GoPro launches iPhone-connected $499 4K Hero 6 Black with custom GP1 chip, $699 Fusion 360 camera

09/28/2017, 12:09 pm

GoPro on Wednesday took the wraps off of its fall 2017 lineup headlined by the new Fusion camera, capturing footage in 360 degrees and using an iPhone's gyroscopes to edit the scene, as well as a new Hero 6 Black capable of capturing 4K video at 60 frames per second. AppleInsider was there for the event in San Francisco with exclusive images and details.

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Jony Ive to discuss 'The Shape of Things to Come' at NYC Techfest on Oct. 6

09/27/2017, 06:09 pm

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is scheduled to appear at The New Yorker's Tech Fest in October, and will speak to the publication and gathered crowd about "The Shape of Things to Come."

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Amazon reveals new Echo devices including Echo Spot, Echo Plus & upgraded $99 standard Echo

09/27/2017, 05:09 pm

In a special event, Amazon on Wednesday unveiled several new Echo products, led by an improved $99 standard Echo, the Echo Plus, and the display-equipped Echo Spot.

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Amazon takes on Apple TV 4K with updated Fire TV featuring HDR, Dolby Atmos support

09/27/2017, 04:09 pm

Shortly after the unveiling of the Apple TV 4K, Amazon has updated its own high-resolution streaming set-top box lines by upgrading the Fire TV, with the improvements including HDR and Dolby Atmos support, more power, and a physical makeover, as well as a lower price point.

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Apple not only company fighting Google over video, as YouTube is cut from Amazon Echo Show

09/27/2017, 04:09 pm

On Tuesday afternoon, Google withdrew YouTube service from the Echo Show personal video device, and the two companies have issued dueling statements about the matter.

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Apple revamps 'Privacy' site to sell customers on benefits of tech like encryption & differential privacy

09/27/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated its "Privacy" minisite, reorganizing it to better communicate what the company does to safeguard personal data on its various hardware and software platforms.

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