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Boston Red Sox used Apple Watch to steal pitching signs in games against Yankees

09/05/2017, 05:09 pm

The Boston Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal pitching signs from catchers in recent games against the New York Yankees, and potentially other teams, in an illicit ploy to gain an advantage for their hitters.

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Tim Cook says Apple will continue to push for 'Dreamers' despite Trump plans

09/05/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly issued a company-wide email on Tuesday morning, promising to support "Dreamer" immigrants despite new plans by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months, at least without a replacement by Congress.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 gets positive reviews, comparisons with iPhone 7 Plus 'Portrait' mode

09/05/2017, 01:09 pm

Reviews have begun to emerge for Samsung's latest flagship phone, the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8, taking a largely favorable view while contrasting its "Live Focus" camera mode with the Portrait option on Apple's iPhone 7 Plus.

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Teardown claims Essential Phone is hard-to-repair 'hot mess'

09/05/2017, 11:09 am

A new teardown of one of the latest Apple iPhone competitors, the Essential Phone, claims that the device is fundamentally disorganized inside, a sign of it being a first-generation product.

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Pixelmator Pro image tool with CoreML, Metal 2 enhancements coming in the fall to iOS, macOS

09/05/2017, 10:09 am

The Pixelmator developers have turned to Apple's CoreML machine learning toolset, and are releasing Pixelmator Pro in the fall to directly combat Photoshop's market dominance.

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Apple discontinues annual London music festival

09/04/2017, 05:09 pm

Apple's annual UK music festival, most recently rebranded as the Apple Music Festival, is no more. According to a report on Monday, the company said it will no longer host the event that over the past decade has drawn big-name acts in promotion of Apple's digital music services.

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Tim Cook tweets support for Apple's 250 'Dreamers'

09/03/2017, 04:09 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to continue spreading his message of support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, posting that he stands with the 250 "Dreamers" employed by the company who are able to work for Apple via the immigration initiative.

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Hands On: Lucidchart online service for macOS and iOS reminiscent of MacDraw II

09/03/2017, 04:09 pm

Lucidchart brings rapid diagrams and flowcharts to Mac and iOS, in an interface that should feel very comfortable to old-time Mac users familiar with the classic MacDraw II or Microsoft Vizio.

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Introversion's 'Prison Architect' lands on the Mac App Store, Feral ships 'XCOM 2: War of the Chosen' expansion on macOS

09/03/2017, 03:09 pm

The incarceration sandbox game 'Prison Architect' has tunneled itself into the Mac App Store, at the same time as Feral Interactive releases the 'War of the Chosen' expansion for 'XCOM 2' for macOS.

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This week on AI: Apple's Sept. 12 'iPhone 8' event, TV ambitions, Hurricane Harvey relief & more

09/02/2017, 12:09 am

Most of the rumors should come to an end soon, as Apple has finally set a date for its fall press event -- Sept. 12. Of course talk about the "iPhone 8's" features and even its name continued this week, joined by current events and word of the company's video plans.

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High Sierra beta 9 available for developer testing, one day after last iOS 11 & tvOS 11 update

09/01/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple makes the ninth developer beta of High Sierra available four days after its last update, and one day after iOS 11 and tvOS 11 releases.

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Apple closing Simi Valley store with no replacement ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch

09/01/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple will close its Simi Valley, Calif. store on Sept. 15, the company has announced, despite an iPhone launch likely happening as little as a week or so later.

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Apple updates leadership page with new hires, shift in Siri lead to Craig Federighi

09/01/2017, 11:09 am

An update to Apple's executive summary page has added a few new faces and some new particulars about responsibilities -- most notably the shift in responsibility for Apple's Siri to Craig Federighi, and away from services chief Eddy Cue.

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Tado Smart Climate Assistant leverages HomeKit for UK, EU thermostats, Smart AC controller left behind

09/01/2017, 09:09 am

Home automation company has launched the Smart Climate Assistant utilizing HomeKit for controlling its thermostats and smart radiator valves for its customers mostly in the EU and UK-- but the HomeKit support promised for the Intelligent AC Control by the same company will likely never surface.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Apple's Sept. 12 event, and a future without a home button

09/01/2017, 08:09 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the "iPhone 8" in advance of Apple's Sept. 12 event, including what it means to have a phone without a home button, and much more.

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Apple's Cook, other CEOs call on Trump to keep DACA protections in place

09/01/2017, 12:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is counted among the more than 350 executives of major U.S. corporations who on Thursday signed a letter imploring President Donald Trump keep legal protections in place for undocumented immigrants brought into America as children.

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Apple AirPods dominant, despite late entrance in 'totally wireless headphone' market segment

08/31/2017, 06:08 pm

A new market analysis of the headphone market suggests that Apple's AirPods have driven the growth of the totally wireless headphone subcategory, accounting for nearly 85 percent of sales in the segment, as measured by dollars in the US.

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Sony, Bang & Olufsen combatting Apple AirPods with new wireless earbuds

08/31/2017, 03:08 pm

Two new wireless Bluetooth earbuds arriving from Bang & Olufsen and Sony, with the pair trying to match Apple in functionality and popularity, if not in price.

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High Sierra's APFS optimized for flash storage & SSD, incompatible with legacy HDDs and possibly Fusion Drives

08/31/2017, 03:08 pm

The new APFS brings notable enhancements to High Sierra and iOS, but on the Mac it appears that legacy hard drives are completely incompatible with the technology and at least at launch that Fusion drives may not be either.

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Apple calls for FCC to keep 'strong, enforceable' net neutrality protections

08/31/2017, 02:08 pm

Apple has written to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support for the concept of net neutrality, with its four-page commentary arguing for the government agency to "retain strong, enforceable open internet protections" instead of rolling back the rules forbidding "fast lane" internet connections.

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