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Here are the best Valentine's Day gifts for the Apple lover in your life

02/07/2019, 01:02 pm

Valentine's Day isn't necessarily a holiday for tech gifts -- if you know your loved one is an Apple fan, though, there are a few things you can buy that suit the occasion.

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What we know about Samsung's upcoming iPhone rival, the Galaxy S10

02/07/2019, 11:02 am

Samsung is positioned to reveal its newest flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S10, at an "Unpacked" press event on Feb. 20. Here's what we know about the forthcoming iPhone competitor.

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The AMD Radeon VII doesn't work on the Mac at launch, but will soon

02/07/2019, 11:02 am

AMD's Radeon VII graphics card may offer considerable performance, but at launch it isn't able to be used on either a PCI-E Mac or in a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure, as a driver that allows the card to work in macOS is still under development.

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'Project Titan' self-driving car could be summoned and paid for on an iPhone

02/07/2019, 08:02 am

Apple is looking at ways to have an iPhone to unlock and pay for a 'Project Titan' self driving car, a feature that could have wider use in the taxi industry, and in self-driving systems.

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'Find my iPhone' warned murder victim of assailant's location minutes before death

02/06/2019, 03:02 pm

A murder victim was warned by Find my iPhone that her assailant was nearby only minutes before she was shot to death, but it gave her enough time to save her son.

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Cook thanks Angela Ahrendts in memo to employees over retail chief's departure

02/06/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent a note to retail employees about current section chief Angela Ahrendts' departure and replacement Deirdre O'Brien, calling it an "opportunity to reinforce" company values.

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Apple goes on legal offensive against USB charging tech patent troll

02/06/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple is typically on the receiving end of lawsuits, but the company flipped the script this week and took preemptive legal action against a firm called Fundamental Innovation Systems International, hoping to deter any patent lawsuits related to USB charging.

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Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor to combat iTunes' podcast dominance

02/06/2019, 08:02 am

Music streaming giant Spotify is making a push into offering podcasts to its users by buying two companies in the field, an attempt to catch up and compete with the dominant Apple iTunes for podcast distribution and listening.

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U.S. House questions Apple over FaceTime flaw

02/05/2019, 05:02 pm

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives called on Apple CEO Tim Cook to answer questions about the company's FaceTime fiasco on Tuesday, saying they were "deeply troubled" by press reports detailing how long it took the company to address what is characterized as a privacy violation.

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to depart in April, hands mantle to Deirdre O'Brien

02/05/2019, 04:02 pm

Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts is departing the company after just five years on the job, the company revealed on Tuesday, leaving incoming SVP Deirdre O'Brien with some large shoes to fill.

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Unicode Consortium finalizes 230 new emoji arriving on the iPhone in 'iOS 13'

02/05/2019, 04:02 pm

The final list of new emoji that will be added to the roster in "iOS 13" and "macOS 10.15" in 2019 has been decided upon by the Unicode Consortium, with the 230 messaging icons including some proposed by Apple depicting disabilities.

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HomePod holding at 6 percent of growing US smartspeaker market

02/05/2019, 01:02 pm

The HomePod took 6 percent of the install base for U.S. smartspeakers in the December quarter, new research data claims, illustrating the uphill battle Apple faces versus Amazon and Google in an emergent marketplace flooded with cheaper alternatives.

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Sonos Architectural by Sonance launches as AirPlay 2-compatible speakers embeddable in walls

02/05/2019, 10:02 am

Speaker producer Sonos has introduced a new line of its audio appliances with AirPlay 2 support designed for deeper integration with the home, with the Sonos Archiectural by Sonance collection of indoor and outdoor speakers designed to be installed into walls and ceilings, out of sight of the user.

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Apple agrees to pay French government $571M in back taxes

02/05/2019, 07:02 am

Apple has made an agreement with the French government to make a payment reported to be around 500 million euros ($571 million), to cover back taxes owed by the iPhone producer to the country, following the completion of a lengthy audit.

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Hololens creator Avi Bar-Zeev departs Apple's AR headset team

02/04/2019, 03:02 pm

Avi Bar-Zeev, a major figure in the augmented reality and virtual reality industry and co-inventor of the Hololens who was reportedly working on Apple's rumored headset, departed the company in January after two and a half years of employment.

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The first MFi USB-C to Lightning cable is up for pre-order, $3 cheaper than Apple's

02/04/2019, 07:02 am

Accessory producer Anker has opened preorders for its first USB-C to Lightning cables, giving iOS device owners a slightly cheaper alternative to Apple's own cable that can be used to charge iPhones and iPads.

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Apple crime blotter: Roger Stone's iCloud, a Siri school shooting threat, and Find My iPhone solves a kidnapping

02/03/2019, 09:02 am

Roger Stone is a big Apple user -- and that may be a problem for him, given that Apple has handed over data from his iCloud account in accordance with a warrant. That and more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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Apple's rumored gaming subscription could be a big change for mobile gaming

02/02/2019, 11:02 am

The suggestion that Apple could launch a subscription service for gaming is an interesting proposition, but is there much weight to the idea? AppleInsider examines ways the service could exist, and whether the rumors make sense at all.

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Apple rumored to sell Apple TV 4K, HomePod at cost

02/01/2019, 07:02 pm

Shedding light on Apple's hardware pricing strategy, and offering a glimpse into the company's push into services, blogger John Gruber claims the tech giant sells the current generation Apple TV 4K at cost and the HomePod at a loss.

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Apple removes Siri team lead as part of AI strategy shift

02/01/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple executive Bill Stasior, who has led the Siri team since joining the company in 2012, has been removed as head of the project in a sweeping strategy shift favoring long-term research over incremental updates, according to a report on Friday.

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