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Deals: $200 off DJI Phantom 3 Standard and Advanced drones

01/05/2016, 09:01 pm

One day after DJI launched a new 4K-capable Phantom 3 model, the drone company's lower tier offerings are being marked down by select resellers, with significant savings to be had on Phantom 3 Standard and Phantom 3 Advanced models.

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Apple files permit to build second data center cluster in Reno

01/05/2016, 07:01 pm

Apple is looking to build out its data center operations in Reno, Nev., with a new project calling for an expansion of existing infrastructure that will bring the company's Reno Technology Park plot to near capacity.

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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch to be iOS compatible later this year

01/05/2016, 06:01 pm

Samsung during a CES keynote on Tuesday announced plans to make its Gear S2 smartwatch compatible with Apple devices running iOS, a surprising feature addition considering the two companies are fierce competitors in the mobile space.

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Parrot unveils new Disco winged drone with 50mph top speed, iOS connectivity

01/05/2016, 01:01 pm

Do-everything electronics maker Parrot on Tuesday unveiled its new Disco drone, eschewing the quadcopter design for a new winged style that adds advanced autopilot systems and a significantly higher top speed.

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Kanye West slams Apple partner Nike, pimps Kim Kardashian's Kimoji app in 'Facts' diss track

01/05/2016, 10:01 am

The 2016 edition of producer-turned-rapper-turned-designer Kanye West's annual New Year's Eve drop took the form of a diss track aimed squarely at longtime Apple partner Nike, while Yeezus also seized the opportunity to promote his wife's Kimoji app that he claims "shut down the App Store."

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Apple on verge of major retail push into Latin America, first stores to open in Mexico City

01/05/2016, 01:01 am

Apple is preparing an aggressive brick-and-mortar retail expansion into Latin America that will see new Apple Stores open across Mexico and eventually South America, to be led by two massive outlets -- one a flagship -- in Mexico City, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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DJI launches Phantom 3 4K, bringing ultra high res video to $999 model

01/04/2016, 03:01 pm

DJI on Monday launched the Phantom 3 4K, its first drone below the Phantom 3 Professional to support shooting at 4K resolution.

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Toyota chooses Ford over Apple, will eschew CarPlay in favor of SmartDeviceLink

01/04/2016, 12:01 pm

Future Toyota models will offer in-dash infotainment systems compatible with Ford's SmartDeviceLink system rather than Apple's CarPlay, the Japanese automaker announced on Monday.

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Windows 10 now on more than 200 million devices, Microsoft says

01/04/2016, 11:01 am

A little over five months since its official release date, Windows 10 is now installed on over 200 million devices worldwide, Microsoft said in a Monday announcement.

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Apple continues expansion in second-tier Chinese cities with new Shenyang store

01/04/2016, 10:01 am

Chinese consumers in the country's frigid northeastern region will soon have another Apple Store to visit, as the company is set to open its second location in Shenyang on Saturday.

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Wi-Fi Alliance vets 802.11ah 'HaLow' standard with almost double current range

01/04/2016, 09:01 am

A new Wi-Fi standard -- officially dubbed 802.11ah "HaLow" by the Wi-Fi Alliance -- could potentially improve the practicality of home automation platforms, including Apple's HomeKit.

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Apple raises iPhone, iPad prices in Germany to account for copyright levy

01/03/2016, 07:01 pm

Apple raised iPhone and iPad pricing in Germany over the weekend to account for a new copyright levy agreement inked by tech industry importers and creative professionals in December.

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Another F for Alphabet: U.S. Marines reject Google's other android as too loud to use

01/02/2016, 03:01 pm

Two years ago, Google made headlines when it acquired military robot maker Boston Dynamics. However, after receiving $42 million from the government to develop autonomous machine mules, the robotics group has failed to deliver anything the Marines can use and the Pentagon has ended further funding.

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Review: Polar A360 fitness tracker makes ease-of-use a top priority

01/02/2016, 03:01 am

Polar's A360 is one of the most user-friendly fitness trackers you can buy, and arguably one of the best on the market period, even if it lacks some of the features advanced athletes might want.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple's biggest product launches, events and news from 2015

01/01/2016, 04:01 am

For the first AppleInsider podcast of 2016 we go back in time a few hours to 2015, a year full of product launches, doom and gloom on Wall Street, corporate changes, new directions and much more.

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Apple investor's shareholder proposal could force racial diversity among leadership

12/31/2015, 03:12 am

Apple might be forced to add "people of color" to its senior ranks if an investor submitted resolution is voted through at an upcoming 2016 shareholders meeting, though the company contends the proposal constitutes micromanagement and is therefore invalid.

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Apple to pay Italy $348M, sign accord to circumvent allegations of unpaid taxes

12/30/2015, 09:12 am

To settle charges that it failed to pay corporate taxes, Apple will pay Italy's tax agency some 318 million euros -- about $348 million -- and sign an accord on managing its liabilities from the 2015 fiscal year onwards, a report said on Wednesday.

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Lawsuit seeks more than $5M from Apple for slowing older iPhones with iOS 9 upgrade

12/29/2015, 07:12 pm

A class action lawsuit lodged with a New York district court on Tuesday dredges up claims that Apple engages in planned obsolescence, saying the company knew of potential compatibility issues when it foisted its latest iOS 9 software update on iPhone 4s owners.

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New lawsuit demands $150M from Spotify for failing to pay license holders

12/29/2015, 05:12 pm

In an escalation of the battle over streaming royalties, a new class action lawsuit is asking for at least $150 million in damages from Spotify for allegedly streaming songs without proper licensing.

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Twitter recruits new VP of Diversity & Inclusion from Apple

12/29/2015, 03:12 pm

Twitter has officially appointed a new VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Jeffrey Siminoff, hiring him away from an identical role he held at Apple.

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