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SoftBank CEO ditches investment plans for Android architect Andy Rubin's smartphone startup

03/20/2017, 02:03 pm

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has reportedly axed plans to invest $100 million in Android founder Andy Rubin's smartphone startup, reportedly because of SoftBank's close business ties to Apple.

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Microsoft inserting ads into Windows 10 File Explorer

03/20/2017, 12:03 pm

Microsoft continues aggressively promoting its own services in Task Bar notifications when using third party browsers, and most recently has been caught injecting advertisements to sign up for paid OneDrive subscriptions in the Windows 10 -- but the File Explorer ad can be disabled.

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 & S8+ may occupy prices between Apple's 'iPhone 7s' & 'iPhone 8'

03/20/2017, 11:03 am

While Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ will nominally compete with Apple's rumored "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" phones, they may sit in a middleground in terms of price, a well-known leak source suggested over the weekend.

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Mystery Apple 'wireless device' turns out to be door access system

03/19/2017, 09:03 pm

One of Apple's "wireless devices" recently submitted for approval by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission turns out to have been a door access system, likely for the Apple Park campus opening in April, according to a manual and photos published by the government body on Sunday.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says globalization is 'great for the world' in China speech

03/18/2017, 02:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered remarks on globalization, cybersecurity, encryption, international relations and more during a rare public appearance in China, part of the executive's attempts to woo Chinese consumers.

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This week on AI: Apple's not-so-curved 'iPhone 8,' new iPads coming soon, 4K Apple TV in testing & more

03/18/2017, 12:03 am

This week we learned that Apple's "iPhone 8" may have a curved OLED screen, but not as curved as some were anticipating. Future iPads also made the news, along with possible signs that Apple is already testing a 4K Apple TV running "tvOS 11."

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Corporate brands, UK government pull ads from Google's YouTube over extremist hate group videos

03/17/2017, 08:03 pm

A series of major brands have pulled ads from Google's YouTube following reports that their ads are being shown next to terrorist, hate group and other offensive or controversial videos.

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Apple plans retail expansion in India with over 100 new Authorized Resellers

03/17/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple is planning to grow its presence in India over the next year by expanding the number of Apple Authorized Reseller locations, with the addition of over 100 small stores believed to be a six-fold increase in the number of outlets already in operation in the country.

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Philips expands iOS-connected Hue smart bulbs with chandelier E14 light socket sizes

03/17/2017, 09:03 am

More than 80 percent of light fittings found in common households are now supported by Philips Hue connected lighting, thanks to the launch of new E14 candle/chandelier-sized sockets, in both multi-color and white ambiance versions.

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Apple to build two new Chinese R&D centers, spend $507M on research

03/17/2017, 08:03 am

Apple on Friday announced plans to set up two new research centers in China, spending a minimum of 3.5 billion yuan -- $507 million -- on research institutions overall.

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Infamous patent troll Soverain Software targets Apple products and services in new lawsuit

03/16/2017, 11:03 pm

Soverain Software, a non-practicing entity that gained media attention for suing Newegg and other online retailers over "shopping cart" patents, on Thursday filed a complaint against Apple for alleged infringement of IP relating to internet-based services.

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Quick take video review: D-Link Omna HomeKit camera

03/16/2017, 09:03 pm

AppleInsider goes hands-on with D-Link's new Omna, the first internet connected security camera to feature integration with Apple's HomeKit platform and iOS 10 Home app.

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Netflix considers mobile specific versions of original content

03/16/2017, 07:03 pm

Netflix may make it even easier for its subscribers using iPhones to follow its original content in the future, an executive for the streaming service has revealed, advising that the firm is currently exploring the possibility of making mobile device-specific versions of its shows.

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Spotify may go with Apple Music-like album exclusives in new label deals

03/16/2017, 03:03 pm

Spotify is nearing new deals with major record labels that could result in some albums becoming exclusives to its paid tier, a report said on Thursday.

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Hulu says live TV service will launch with cloud DVR, real-time alerts

03/16/2017, 02:03 pm

Hulu this week updated the teaser page for its upcoming live TV service, revealing some of its planned features -- most notably cloud DVR support, which should be ready from the beginning.

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Apple-backed think tank calls for radical changes to Chinese economic policy

03/16/2017, 09:03 am

A Washington think tank -- with board members from Apple, Amazon, Google and other tech firms -- on Thursday called for an international coalition to pressure China into changing course on some of its economic policies.

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Apple inventions again point to work on health-tracking AirPods

03/16/2017, 05:03 am

A trio of Apple patent applications published on Thursday detail the inner workings of a wireless earbud system packed with sensors for taking biometric readings, suggesting the company is developing an advanced set of AirPods.

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Apple Park Flyover imagery, informational data shows up in latest Apple Maps update

03/15/2017, 11:03 pm

Apple in a recent update to its Apple Maps service added satellite and drone imagery, as well as related geolocation tags, covering Apple Park, the company's headquarters that is currently under construction in Cupertino, Calif.

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Apple's U.S. forestry programs generated more than 13,000 metric tons of wood in 2016, created jobs

03/15/2017, 09:03 pm

Two years after Apple partnered with The Conservation Fund to protect more than 36,000 acres of vulnerable forestland in Maine and North Carolina, the ambitious project is showing returns, with more than 13,000 metric tons of wood harvested between the two states last year.

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Apple's Brickell City Centre store in downtown Miami to open on March 25

03/15/2017, 12:03 pm

Apple's first store in downtown Miami -- Brickell City Centre -- will see a grand opening on Saturday, March 25, the company has announced.

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