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Qualcomm sues Apple in Germany as quarterly profits suffer steep decline

07/19/2017, 07:07 pm

Qualcomm on Wednesday escalated its patent infringement fight against Apple with the filing of two separate German cases in Mannheim and Munich, where it seeks to block the import and sale of all iPhones.

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Media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg pitched Apple on new TV service

07/19/2017, 06:07 pm

DreamWorks founder Jeffrey Katzenberg is shopping around an innovative mobile-first TV service, dubbed "New TV," to a number of technology and telecommunications firms including Apple, Google, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Snapchat and Spotify.

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Samsung brings Siri-competing Bixby assistant to US three months after Galaxy S8 launch

07/19/2017, 12:07 pm

Samsung on Wednesday announced that Bixby, its equivalent of Apple's Siri, is now available on U.S. versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ -- roughly three months after the phones first launched.

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Apple allows publicity, transparency for in-house researchers with new Machine Learning Journal

07/19/2017, 09:07 am

Apple has launched a new machine learning sub-site written by Apple engineers discussing techniques in use for better results and to assist burgeoning developers in the field.

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Apple appoints Isabel Ge Mahe as managing director of Greater China

07/18/2017, 09:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday named vice president of wireless technologies Isabel Ge Mahe as managing director of Greater China, where she will report to CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams.

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Spotify hit with two new lawsuits alleging copyright infringement

07/18/2017, 07:07 pm

In spite of efforts to rectify past indiscretions against artists and music publishers, Spotify is once again embroiled in legal trouble for allegedly streaming music without proper licensing.

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Apple rolls out new developer tools to aid in subscription retention

07/18/2017, 06:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced the launch of server notifications and enhanced receipts for subscriptions, including auto-renewable subscriptions, tools that provide actionable information for retaining paying users.

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Mesh networking addition to Bluetooth LE revealed, could help boost Apple HomeKit coverage

07/18/2017, 02:07 pm

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has updated the specification for the wireless communications technology, with the introduction of mesh networking allowing Bluetooth LE devices to more easily communicate with each other, potentially helping home automation platforms such as Apple's HomeKit as well as larger scale networks.

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Google resurrects Glass for enterprise as new AR headset for iPhone 7 is unveiled

07/18/2017, 10:07 am

Google appears to have ditched the concept of Google Glass as fashion accessory in its latest industry-focused revision to the augmented reality product, and a new headset called the Mira Prism will allow users to snap in an iPhone 7 to reflect the screen into the user's field of vision.

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Qualcomm CEO says dispute with Apple about IP pricing, expects out of court settlement

07/17/2017, 08:07 pm

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf in an interview on Monday provided additional background on the company's ongoing legal battle with Apple, saying he believes intellectual property pricing and contract obligations are its core. He seemed optimistic, however, that the fight will end in an out of court settlement.

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How to backup, wipe and restore your Mac before selling it

07/17/2017, 07:07 pm

Planning to sell your Mac? AppleInsider covers the step-by-step process of backing up your files, wiping the hard drive and restoring everything on a new machine in this video.

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US appeals court upholds gag orders on national security letters to firms like Apple

07/17/2017, 03:07 pm

The FBI can indeed serve companies like Apple national security letters that come with a gag order, preventing them from telling customers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday.

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Australian government to ask for voluntary access to encrypted Apple data

07/17/2017, 10:07 am

Australia's attorney general will reportedly meet with officials from Apple later this week in a bid to gain voluntary sharing of encrypted data with the country's spy and law enforcement agencies.

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Amazon working on mobile messaging service to rival Apple Messages

07/17/2017, 12:07 am

Amazon last week began querying customers over potential features they would like to see included in a new mobile messaging platform called "Anytime," which according to reports boasts text and video chat, voice calling, group tasks and social networking functionality.

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Review: Amazon Echo Show is 'good enough'

07/15/2017, 12:07 am

Arguably the best home assistant gets even better with the launch of Amazon's latest Alexa-powered accessory, dubbed the Echo Show, arriving months before Apple's competing HomePod arrives in December. It's also Amazon's most expensive model at $229.99, compared to $179.99 for the original Echo and $49.99 for the Echo Dot.

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This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' rumors galore, Apple goes Back to School, new iOS & macOS betas

07/15/2017, 12:07 am

An otherwise quiet week was dominated by rumors about Apple's "iPhone 8" -- including features it won't have as much as those it will. The company separately released new public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, and announced new data centers in Denmark and China.

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Apple no longer accepting VPN-based ad blockers to App Store, report says

07/14/2017, 08:07 pm

Apple is reportedly limiting App Store distribution of VPN/root certificate-based ad blockers capable of blocking adds in other third-party apps, and will instead support only first-party content blockers offered through Safari.

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Live in NYC? Test Apple HomeKit for free with with your air conditioner, ThinkEco SmartAC & Homebridge

07/14/2017, 03:07 pm

If you're a ConEdison customer, iPhone user and Mac owner in New York City and you want to dabble in HomeKit with your existing Apple hardware, you can turn your "dumb" window air conditioner into a smart device for free with an accessory and some relatively simple hacks.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 seen launching in September against Apple's 'iPhone 8'

07/14/2017, 10:07 am

Samsung will likely ship the Galaxy Note 8 in September "at the earliest," according to a report, a timeframe which would pit the device directly against Apple's new iPhones -- including the "iPhone 8."

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' pricing & launch, pro Mac audio, ARKit and lasers

07/14/2017, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about "iPhone 8" rumors and hype, including what its anticipated advanced camera system, complete with frickin' lasers, could mean for ARKit. We also tackle on-set audio editing with a MacBook Pro on the film "Baby Driver," iPhone wireless charging rumors, facial recognition, and much more.

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