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Apple among companies sued over 'brutal' child labor

12/15/2019, 06:12 pm

A class suit representing multiple plaintiffs from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been filed against Apple, Google, Tesla and others. It claims tech companies have knowingly exploited underage labor in local mining for cobalt, used in lithium-ion batteries.

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Deal alert: Free $50 Amazon gift card with Office 365 today only; Apple AirPods Pro return to Black Friday sale price

12/04/2019, 01:12 pm

Attention Office 365 users. If you'd like to extend your subscription -- or if you've been waiting to take the plunge on signing up for one altogether -- Amazon has an extraordinary flash deal running right now. But it ends tonight, so don't delay. Apple AirPods Pro are also back on sale, returning to Black Friday and Cyber Monday pricing.

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Cortana iOS app to go dark in Australia, UK, Canada on January 31

11/16/2019, 07:11 pm

Microsoft is changing plans for its digital assistant, with the software giant withdrawing availability for Cortana's iOS app for iPhone and iPad in a number of major territories starting from January 31, with users forced to use other apps to access content previously synchronized with Windows desktops from their mobile devices.

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Microsoft giving Outlook for Mac better performance with a complete revamp

11/05/2019, 06:11 am

Microsoft unveils a redesign of its Mac version of Microsoft Outlook including dropping the famous tool ribbon, adding faster syncing, and improving overall performance.

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Microsoft unveils slew of updates coming to Office 365 apps

11/04/2019, 10:11 am

The company is introducing dozens of significant updates, including a new single iOS app incorporating Word and Excel, to be rolled out in stages over approximately the next year.

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Edge with Chromium for macOS lands Jan 15 with preview available now

11/04/2019, 10:11 am

Microsoft is gearing up to release the new Chromium-based version of the Edge browser for macOS on January 15, 2020, with potential users able to try out the release candidate of the browser on their Mac from today.

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Microsoft Office adds Adobe Creative Cloud integration to Powerpoint and Word

10/28/2019, 09:10 am

Creative software giant Adobe has announced that their asset management system, Creative Cloud Libraries, will now be easily accessible directly within certain Microsoft Office products.

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Editorial: How Apple beat Samsung in the 2010 global ARM race

10/27/2019, 01:10 pm

Apple hasn't been outpacing Samsung in mobile Application Processor design over the past decade simply due to a first-mover advantage or by just having smarter people designing its silicon. Here's a look at how Apple first snuck past a larger and more entrenched silicon rival to gain its lead in advanced mobile chips, and why it matters to the future of tech.

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Editorial: Why Microsoft Surface isn't growing after seven years of trying

10/24/2019, 08:10 am

Across seven years of Microsoft's Surface experiment in designing and selling hardware, the company still hasn't found a breakout hit product. It now offers more products than ever-- six major product lines, compared to the two it started with at the end of 2012. Yet its revenues have barely budged across the last decade. This quarter, Surface sales fell 4 percent over the year-ago quarter.

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Interbrand names Apple as top brand for seventh year running

10/17/2019, 09:10 am

Citing Apple's move to create an ecosystem using products and services, Interbrand assigned a 'brand value' of $234.2 billion, an increase of 9% on last year.

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Rumored new iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro with scissor keyboard, on the Appleinsider Podcast

10/11/2019, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William are back, talking about the possible new iPad Pro and what it may bring us, how a rumored new MacBook Pro is expected to revamp the keyboard again, plus Apple's latest environmental report is out, and one of your hosts likes Catalina.

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Xbox One controller available from Apple, but there are better places to buy

10/09/2019, 11:10 am

Apple has started to sell the Xbox Wireless Controller, a peripheral for Microsoft's game console that is also compatible with the iPhone and iPad. While it has made an appearance in the online Apple Store, gamers interested in using it for Apple Arcade may want to consider buying it elsewhere.

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Are AirPods challenged by Surface Buds & will the iPhone SE return on the AppleInsider Podcast

10/04/2019, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William hear that the iPhone SE will come back, and wonder whether these Microsoft Surface Buds have something Apple's missing out on.

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Editorial: Microsoft has learned some lessons from Apple, and that benefits us all

10/03/2019, 10:10 am

At an event on Wednesday, Microsoft debuted a lot of hardware, some of it surprising, and some of it not. But, instead of embracing the standard, Microsoft is starting to do more with controlling the hardware from top to bottom -- a trick it learned from Apple.

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AirPods with biometric sensors need to be accurate - and Apple is working on that

10/03/2019, 07:10 am

Apple is continuing work on the use of biometric sensors within a future model of AirPods, with the latest being sensors to monitor blood flow volume changes with the use of orientation detection to insure accurate results.

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Microsoft teases dual-screen Surface Neo notebook, Surface Duo folding phone for 2020

10/02/2019, 11:10 am

Microsoft has uncharacteristically revealed a future Surface product that it doesn't plan to ship until 2020, with the Surface Neo consisting of a dual-screen notebook with an extra keyboard and stylus support.

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Microsoft takes on AirPods with $249 Surface Earbuds

10/02/2019, 10:10 am

Microsoft has launched its own competition to Apple's lauded AirPods, with the introduction of the Surface Earbuds claimed to be productive earwear with 24 hours of battery life and improved microphones.

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Microsoft reveals ARM Surface Pro X, Intel Surface Pro 7, AMD Surface Laptop 3

10/02/2019, 10:10 am

At Microsoft's media event in New York on Wednesday, the Windows producer expanded its Surface hardware line with new models, including updates to the Surface Laptop line and the Surface Pro, and the debut of the ARM-powered Surface Pro X.

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Microsoft announces October event, Surface line expected to get updates

08/27/2019, 01:08 pm

Microsoft has alerted the press to an event that will likely see the unveiling of new Surface devices, similar to the event that took place in late 2018.

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Hands on: Microsoft Edge browser beta for Mac gains Collections research tool

08/20/2019, 02:08 pm

It's very early days for the promised Collections tool for gathering and managing research, but what's working is promising. The whole browser is feeling faster, too, which may help make it a strong Safari rival.

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