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YouTube to reportedly launch paid music service in March

12/07/2017, 08:12 pm

YouTube is preparing a new subscription streaming music service that parent company Alphabet hopes will challenge industry incumbents Spotify and Apple Music, according to a report on Thursday.

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Construction of first Vienna Apple store accelerating ahead of rumored January opening

12/07/2017, 06:12 pm

Apple is working hard to complete interior and exterior renovations at a three-story retail space in Vienna that will serve as the company's first official outlet in Austria, a location rumored to open next month.

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Apple health exec Anil Sethi leaves to form new healthcare records startup

12/07/2017, 01:12 pm

The director of Apple's health team, Anil Sethi, is leaving the company to found a startup called Ciitizen, fulfilling a promise to his sister Tania who died of cancer on Sept. 11.

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Apple's new Machine Learning Journal entry tackles differential privacy

12/06/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday published another paper through its Machine Learning Journal, this time covering the topic of differential privacy -- the technology it employs to collect big data from customers while obscuring their identities.

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'Portal' edition of 'Bridge Constructor' arriving on Apple's iOS, macOS Dec. 20

12/06/2017, 11:12 am

Headup Games, the developer of popular construction-based puzzle game 'Bridge Constructor,' will be using the universe of Valve Software's 'Portal' as the basis for an upcoming release, with 'Bridge Constructor Portal' bringing element from both games together into a title destined for macOS and iOS on Dec. 20.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks Chinese supply chain, censorship and more in interview

12/06/2017, 02:12 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his China tour on Wednesday with an appearance at the Fortune Global Forum, where he discussed a range of topics from supply chain strategy to burgeoning markets to censorship.

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Apple has 'moral obligation' to promote free expression in China, U.S. Senator says

12/05/2017, 10:12 pm

Commenting on Apple CEO Tim Cook's recent appearance at the World Internet Conference in China, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said the tech giant has a "moral obligation" to push back against the Asian nation's surveillance and censorship policies.

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Apple Pay Cash leverages Discover Network for new virtual debit card

12/05/2017, 03:12 pm

In order to bring the Apple Pay Cash debit card to life, Apple has utilized credit card provider Discover, whose Discover Network debit services power the virtual tap-to-pay card for money transfers and in-store purchases.

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MindNode 5 for Mac is a compelling new update to the mind mapping app suite

12/05/2017, 02:12 pm

The latest update to MindNode 5 for Mac and iOS brings small refinements, large features, and a redesign to the mind mapping stalwart. AppleInsider offers a closer look.

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Apple reportedly buys podcast search engine creator Pop Up Archive

12/05/2017, 09:12 am

Apple is said to have bought Oakland's audio tool developer Pop Up Archive, known for the audiosear.ch podcast search engine, in a move that could bolster the company's own podcast service.

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Bigger Apple Crabtree store to open in Raleigh on Dec. 9

12/04/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple is set to open a relocated store within Raleigh, N.C.'s Crabtree Valley Mall this Saturday, taking advantage of the move to almost double in size.

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Apple's recent software problems are bad, but shouldn't lead to knee-jerk personnel decisions

12/04/2017, 03:12 pm

By any account, Apple had a rough end of November and start of December from a software perspective -- but there are lessons to be learned and corrective measures to execute that can only be fully undertaken with the Apple leadership staying in place.

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Ireland says Apple to start paying $15.4B in back taxes in Q1 2018

12/04/2017, 10:12 am

Apple should finally begin paying $15.4 billion in back taxes into an escrow account in the first quarter of next year, Ireland's finance minister announced on Monday.

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Apple's AirPods a smash hit, shipments could reach 28M in 2018

12/04/2017, 08:12 am

Declaring AirPods "the most important accessory in Apple's wireless ecosystem," analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes the company could ship between 26 million and 28 million units of the completely wireless headphones next year.

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Apple's Cook talks privacy, AI & App Store revenues at China's World Internet Conference

12/03/2017, 05:12 pm

Speaking on Sunday at the World Internet Conference -- organized by the Cybersecurity Administration of China -- Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a variety of topics, including sensitive ones that risked offending the pro-censorship Chinese government.

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Review: CalDigit 2TB Tuff USB-C hard drive a solid choice for mobile MacBook Pro users

12/03/2017, 09:12 am

There's no reason for MacBook or MacBook Pro users with USB-C to rely on adapters for ruggedized mass storage. AppleInsider looks at the CalDigit Tuff hard drive, aimed squarely at mobile professionals seeking to safeguard data against drops or falls.

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Activist group occupies French Apple stores in protest of unpaid Irish taxes

12/02/2017, 05:12 pm

An activist organization staged a series of protests at French Apple stores on Saturday, calling on the company to pay the $15.5 billion in back taxes the Irish government has been ordered to collect by the European Commission.

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Apple to adopt speedy LCP circuit board tech across major product lines in 2018

12/02/2017, 02:12 pm

With this year's iPhone revisions, Apple introduced a new breed of flexible circuit board crafted from liquid crystal polymer, a material that benefits high-speed, low-latency data transfer. Currently used in iPhone 8 and iPhone X LTE antennas, and the latter's TrueDepth camera, the technology is expected to make its way to other product lines next year.

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Apple software sees disastrous, embarrassing week with iOS springboard crash, macOS root user security flaw

12/02/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple, a company that prides itself on customer experience, just had one of its worst customer-facing weeks in history, with a major security flaw on macOS High Sierra and a bug in iOS that rendered some iPhones essentially unusable. It has been an embarrassing turn of events for a technology company that frequently boasts about industry-leading customer satisfaction levels.

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This week on AI: Apple's embarrassing Mac glitch, 'Apple Car' hits the track, Apple TV shortages & more

12/02/2017, 12:12 am

Apple's macOS engineers didn't have much of a chance to recover from holiday turkey this week, since they were quickly forced solve an embarrassing security vulnerability. The company was meanwhile said to be working on its first power management chips for iPhones, and planning to test self-driving cars in Arizona.

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