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Apple Pay promotion launched, granting $5 iTunes gift card for some online shoppers

12/14/2017, 11:12 am

To celebrate the holiday season, and boost Apple Pay adoption, Apple has launched a promotion with select vendors that will award online purchasers that use the payment service a $5 App Store and iTunes gift card.

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Protests mount online and offline over impending FCC Net Neutrality vote

12/14/2017, 10:12 am

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a possible repeal of net neutrality rules later today, but as the decision-making time draws closer, Internet users continue to fight the proposals of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, taking to Twitter and protesting outside government buildings to pass the message and attempt to influence the result.

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'Intentional' event redirects cloud traffic from Apple, Google & others through Russia

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Internet traffic coming into and out of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other companies was briefly redirected through a Russian provider on Wednesday, in what appears to have been a deliberate move.

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Redbox On Demand is rental service's second attempt at internet streaming

12/13/2017, 09:12 pm

Redbox, known for its DVD and Blu-Ray rental kiosks, is making a second attempt at internet streaming with Redbox On Deman, a service that looks to take on industry incumbents Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

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Lisa Jackson details iPhone 8, iPhone X environmentally friendly design, more in interview

12/13/2017, 08:12 pm

Apple routinely touts environmentally-friendly aspects of new product releases, and that was no different with iPhone 8 and iPhone X. In a newly unearthed interview, Apple's VP for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson details how the company designed its latest flagships to be the greenest ever offered.

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Apple ready to expand Advanced Manufacturing Fund beyond $1B, COO says

12/13/2017, 07:12 pm

After Apple announced plans to infuse $390 million into U.S. firm Finisar as part of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, COO Jeff Williams commented on the company's investment strategy, saying the figure is "absolutely not" a final cap.

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Sen. Marco Rubio says Apple bending to Chinese authoritarianism to gain market access

12/13/2017, 07:12 pm

Speaking at a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio took Apple CEO Tim Cook to task for his policies on China, accusing him of hypocrisy when it comes to the company's stated values.

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Spotify, others complain to EU about Apple's 'unfair' App Store practices

12/13/2017, 06:12 pm

Europe's streaming services are again on the hunt for better business arrangements, as Spotify, Deezer and others this week asked the European Commission to rein in U.S. tech firms that are "regularly abusing their advantaged position."

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T-Mobile's plan to roll out TV service in 2018 with Layer3 TV assets sets up streaming video battlefront

12/13/2017, 12:12 pm

T-Mobile has acquired television provider Layer3 TV, and will launch its own streaming TV service with the technology in 2018, possibly gearing up for a battle not only with the other wireless providers, but possibly with Apple and Amazon as well.

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Apple Music rival Tidal may only have enough cash to run six months

12/13/2017, 10:12 am

Tidal, the on-demand music service owned by rapper and businessman Jay-Z, could have as little as six months' worth of cash on hand, according to reports.

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weMessage promises to bring iMessage to Android, uses Mac as server

12/12/2017, 07:12 pm

A new Android app called weMessage brings unofficial support for Apple's iMessages to devices running Google's operating system, but users need a Mac to complete the ad hoc setup.

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Toshiba settles dispute with Western Digital, clears way for Bain deal

12/12/2017, 06:12 pm

In a joint announcement issued on Tuesday, Toshiba and Western Digital said they will settle a dispute over the Japanese firm's plans to sell its memory chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital, signaling an end to the long-running saga is near.

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Apple's Phil Schiller talks HomePod delay, AirPods engineering, Face ID in iPhone X, iMac Pro

12/12/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller continues his media rounds talking about all things Apple, with the latest interview delving into the internal thought process when the company decided to move away from Touch ID in the iPhone X, thoughts on Apple's collaborative environment, and the iMac Pro's imminent release.

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Twelve South ships HiRise Pro stand for raising height of iMac & iMac Pro

12/12/2017, 01:12 pm

Accessory producer Twelve South has unveiled a new stand designed for the iMac, iMac Pro, and compatible monitors, with the HiRise Pro capable of raising the viewing angle of the screen to help lower the risk of neck strain while working, as well as reducing the amount of desk clutter.

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Apple expands Everyone Can Code program to almost 500,000 Chicago students

12/12/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Tuesday announced plans to get its Swift programming language taught to students across Chicago through an expansion of its Everyone Can Code program, done in partnership with local institutions.

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Apple used data from iOS app to resolve 196 environmental supplier violations in China

12/11/2017, 10:12 pm

Apple relied on an iOS app created by a Chinese activist to identify and resolve at least 196 cases in which suppliers violated the nation's environmental rules, actions that in some cases led to their removal from the company's supply chain.

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Apple donates $1M to southern California fire relief

12/11/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple is donating $1 million to assist in "rebuilding and recovery" efforts for southern California, following the latest rash of wildfires in the region.

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After Apple's HomePod delay, Google's $399 Home Max speaker goes on sale

12/11/2017, 09:12 am

While Apple's HomePod couldn't reach store shelves before the end of 2017, Google's competing Home Max speaker has arrived right on time, with orders now being accepted at Best Buy and shipping in time for Christmas.

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Apple opens larger, relocated store in Raleigh's Crabtree Valley Mall

12/09/2017, 10:12 pm

Apple on Saturday held a grand opening for a newly relocated retail store in Raleigh, N.C.'s Crabtree Valley Mall, replacing an outlet that first opened more than ten years ago.

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Review: LandingZone Docking Station provides a security and port solution for the MacBook Pro

12/09/2017, 04:12 pm

LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user -- and AppleInsider has been using it daily for the last two months.

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