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Topic: General

Future version of Animoji might add voice, sound effects based on user expressions

11/27/2018, 12:11 am

Apple's Animoji may provide more ways to interact with the face-tracking animated characters, by playing appropriate sound effects for each avatar triggered when users either make specific expressions or say certain words during a recording session.

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Trump says US could place 10 percent tariff on iPhones and laptops imported from China

11/26/2018, 05:11 pm

Apple might soon see its flagship product imperiled by America's advancing trade war with China, as President Donald Trump in an interview on Monday suggested a new round of tariffs could include a 10 percent levy on iPhone.

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Apple partnering with Gucci's parent company for new employee apps

11/26/2018, 07:11 am

Apple is continuing to gain a foothold in high fashion business with the latest effort a suite of new apps to be used by staff in luxury group Kering's stores across the globe.

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Logitech's negotiations to buy headset maker Plantronics for $2.2B fails

11/26/2018, 06:11 am

Peripherals manufacturer Logitech has put to rest reports from the weekend that it was potentially acquiring headset producer Plantronics in a deal worth more than $2.2 billion, by advising the purchase was not going to happen after all.

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Apple's next move in health monitoring and improvement may be sleep monitoring hardware

11/23/2018, 07:11 am

Apple is interested in improving its Beddit product line and helping its customers get healthier by sleeping better at night by monitoring their movements throughout their slumber, but without the bulk of existing medical monitoring systems, by considering the use of piezo sensors laid on top of a bed.

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'Tim Cook for President' and other tawdry campaigns from Qualcomm's PR bulldog

11/22/2018, 12:11 am

Definers Public Affairs, the PR firm Facebook contracted to sling mud at critics after the Cambridge Analytica debacle, also conducted campaigns against Apple at the command of Qualcomm, according to a report Wednesday.

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Cyber Monday 2018: Here are the best software deals for Mac and iOS users

11/21/2018, 09:11 am

People typically think of physical goods when it comes to Black Friday, but it can also be a good time to grab Mac software on the cheap if you know where to look.

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Apple reportedly acquires AI startup Silk Labs

11/20/2018, 08:11 pm

Apple is broadening its reach into artificial intelligence with the acquisition of Silk Labs, a startup focused on the development of on-device AI technology, according to a report Tuesday.

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Apple's 2018 'Share Your Gifts' holiday ad goes for animated charm, selling creativity

11/20/2018, 03:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday released its annual holiday ad, designed more to manufacture an emotional attachment with the Apple brand than sell any specific product.

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Jony Ive discusses 'fragile' ideas leading to design of iPhone, App Store

11/20/2018, 11:11 am

Ideas are extremely fragile but come from a desire to explore, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive told the Cambridge Union Society on Monday, in a lecture after receiving the Stephen Hawking Fellowship from the Society for being one of the "most influential individuals in modern technology."

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Apple sued over FaceTime, auto-expiring voice Messages technology

11/19/2018, 10:11 pm

Stalwart patent troll Uniloc filed a pair of lawsuits over the weekend claiming technology used in flagship Apple communications products, namely FaceTime and iMessage, infringe on property initially developed by HP and Philips.

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Apple could be impacted by proposed US export ban on AI, Computer Vision, iPhone processor technology

11/19/2018, 01:11 pm

The Department of Commerce is examining the possibility of controlling the export of emerging technologies to other nations, with the list of proposed tech including areas of interest to Apple, including processor technology, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and natural language processing.

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Apple confirms pedestrian-level Maps data collection, initially limited to California

11/19/2018, 11:11 am

Apple has confirmed plans to conduct more on-foot data collection for Apple Maps, going beyond the first efforts in San Francisco.

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Apple's sales deal with Amazon will benefit consumers, but harm small business

11/19/2018, 10:11 am

A partnership between the two companies will soon make new Apple products easier to find on Amazon, but at the expense of small businesses that until now depended on Amazon to reach customers.

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Apple's iCloud for Windows users can't get the latest Windows 10 update because of nasty bug

11/19/2018, 08:11 am

Microsoft is actively preventing users of Apple's iCloud for Windows tool from updating Windows 10 to the latest build, with a new warning for version 1809 of the Microsoft operating system advising the iCloud software is not currently supported.

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Apple News committed to different political views while avoiding 'filter bubble' & fake news

11/18/2018, 05:11 pm

At Apple News, Apple is trying to represent different political views without stumbling into some of the pitfalls of modern journalism, the service's editor-in-chief explained to Australian newspaper.

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Walmart forecast to usurp Apple as No. 3 online retailer in U.S., Amazon widens overwhelming lead

11/16/2018, 11:11 pm

Big-box retailer Walmart is predicted to overtake Apple as America's third-largest online retailer by the end of 2018, a result of a wider slowdown in smartphone and consumer electronic sales, according to a report Friday.

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Apple Pay adoption in Switzerland may have been hampered by colluding banks

11/16/2018, 08:11 am

Authorities in Switzerland have opened a probe into allegations major financial bodies in the country colluded to support the national mobile payment system TWINT in favor of rival systems Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, by actively boycotting the competing services.

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Qualcomm might be using political campaign-style attack tactics against Apple

11/15/2018, 09:11 pm

Definers Public Affairs, the firm Facebook hired to go on the offensive against critics after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, might be leading an attack campaign targeting Apple at the behest of Qualcomm, new evidence suggests.

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Apple taps Oscar-winning studio behind 'Moonlight' to make feature films

11/15/2018, 04:11 pm

Apple has made an agreement with independent studio A24 to produce films for the iPhone producer, movies which may be offered to consumers as part of Apple's long-rumored video streaming service that could launch in 2019.

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