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Microsoft pulls plug on Windows 10 Mobile, says userbase too small to support apps

10/09/2017, 11:10 am

Having long stuggled for marketshare versus the Apple iPhone and Google Android devices, Microsoft is effectively giving up on Windows 10 Mobile for the time being, a company executive said over the weekend.

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Apple's Cook visits Normandy war cemetery, iPhone X supplier ahead of meeting Macron

10/09/2017, 08:10 am

Apple head Tim Cook on Monday shared publicity photos from a pair of stops on his tour of France, including a visit with iPhone X supplier Eldim, and a trip to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, where over 9,300 U.S. soldiers who fought in World War II are buried.

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Apple's Tim Cook to talk with French President Macron on Oct. 9

10/08/2017, 07:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, according to an official agenda item, marking just his second official visit to France as CEO.

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Android makers shift focus from under-display fingerprint readers to 3D sensing after iPhone X debut

10/07/2017, 01:10 am

According to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Android hardware makers have turned their attention away from under-display fingerprint readers and toward 3D sensing technologies like those Apple debuted with iPhone X, a flip-flop designed to capture customer sentiment.

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This week on AI: Apple's executive shuffle, iPhone 8 & Apple Watch fixes, Apple Pay Cash plans & more

10/07/2017, 12:10 am

News settled into a quieter groove this week, the biggest items being an executive shakeup at Apple, and the release of updates for the Apple Watch and iPhone 8 fixing some well-publicized glitches.

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Apple's head of iCloud infrastructure leaves company, report says

10/06/2017, 05:10 pm

An Apple executive tasked with managing backend infrastructure for the company's iCloud products, including the iCloud Drive cloud storage service, has left the company, potentially signaling a dramatic shift in favor of in-house data centers, according to a report on Friday.

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Jony Ive recalls how Steve Jobs taught him to say no, especially when it hurts to do it

10/06/2017, 02:10 pm

Late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs taught his chief designer Jony Ive not only how to say no, but to reject ideas that personally excited him. That process continues to help him to achieve a level of focus -- one that he said that Jobs himself had mastered.

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A reflective Jony Ive recalls the joy of joining Apple, the magic of making products that change people's lives

10/06/2017, 01:10 pm

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive took part in a one-on-one interview at The New Yorker's TechFest event in Manhattan on Friday, where he spoke about the design process, the joys of working at Apple, and even the downside of advanced tools like the iPhone. AppleInsider was there live and shares highlights from the interview.

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Apple's Bruce Sewell retires as general counsel, replaced by former Honeywell exec Katherine Adams

10/06/2017, 11:10 am

Apple on Friday revealed that the company's current general counsel, Bruce Sewell, will be retiring at the end of 2017, to be replaced by Katherine Adams, who was previously a senior VP and general counsel for Honeywell.

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AOL Instant Messenger to shut down permanently on Dec. 15

10/06/2017, 11:10 am

AOL Instant Messenger -- better known as AIM, and once a staple of the online world -- will close down on Dec. 15 this year, according to Verizon's Oath, which controls the AOL brand.

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses the idea of an ARM powered MacBook, the latest from Google, and MicroLED rumors

10/06/2017, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the possibility of an ARM CPU in a Macbook, Google's new devices, and more.

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Apple allowed Uber use of API to record iPhone screens, feature to be removed

10/05/2017, 05:10 pm

Security researchers recently discovered Uber's app leveraged a powerful API to record users' iPhone screens in a bid to improve interoperability with its Apple Watch app, a permission only Apple could grant.

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Netflix 4K streamers about to see a $2 increase to $13.99 per month

10/05/2017, 01:10 pm

Video streaming giant Netflix is raising its prices for its upper-two pricing tiers, after a long period without a fee increase to cover the company's expanding production stable, and to enhance the service as a whole.

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On 6th anniversary of death of Steve Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook still inspired by his late friend

10/05/2017, 09:10 am

Six years ago today, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs passed away. The company's current CEO, Tim Cook, reflected the occasion on Thursday with a quote from the iconic visionary.

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India may grant Apple retail presence, tax breaks in exchange for building iPhones locally

10/05/2017, 08:10 am

Apple has asked the Indian government for a number of exemptions following the start of production of iPhones within the country, and officials signaled on Thursday that they are weighing the requests.

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Review: Infani Smart Baby Monitor

10/05/2017, 02:10 am

The field of iOS-connected baby health products remains somewhat small, but every once in a while there are products that are very interesting. Infani's smart baby monitor is one of these.

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Apple partners with Ohio State University to launch digital learning initiative

10/04/2017, 06:10 pm

Ohio State University on Wednesday announced it is working with Apple to Digital Flagship University, a school-wide digital learning program that involves an iOS laboratory that will serve not only students, but the wider community.

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Permit breakdown pegs Apple Park 'spaceship' at over $427.5M, Steve Jobs Theater over $179.4M

10/04/2017, 04:10 pm

It cost upwards of $427.5 million to build Apple Park's main ring alone, according to a report this week which examined building permits for each of the 15 major structures at Apple's new headquarters.

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Apple reinforcing macOS, iOS Siri team with acqui-hire of init.ai startup crew

10/04/2017, 03:10 pm

Apple appears to have bought out a Init.ai -- a startup focused on machine learning and processing of natural language originally intended to assist in customer service -- to enhance Siri in some way.

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Google Pixel Buds have limited iOS functionality, Google Clips records notable moments on its own

10/04/2017, 02:10 pm

As part of its Wednesday release event, Google announced the Bluetooth wireless Pixel Buds -- however, the ability to invoke the Google Assistant at a touch doesn't work at all on iPhone, and a translate function narrows compatibility further to only the Pixel phone.

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