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Google's $5B antitrust fine similar to Apple's e-book, App Store woes

07/18/2018, 02:07 pm

Apple can tell the folks at Alphabet just how long these cases can drag on, as it has its own experience in such matters.

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Netflix and HBO's uncertainty may give Apple a content opening

07/18/2018, 10:07 am

Netflix had a bad quarter, and HBO is staring down big philosophical production changes under its new ownership. The pair may create the perfect storm that Apple needs for its upcoming content push.

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Google hit with $5B antitrust fine over Android search restrictions

07/18/2018, 08:07 am

The European Commission has fined Google 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) for breaking antitrust rules, claiming the restrictions the tech giant imposes on carriers and smartphone producers using the Android operating system helps the search engine maintain its vast market share.

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Chinese iCloud data moved to servers operated by state-owned telco

07/18/2018, 04:07 am

Apple's Chinese iCloud partner has struck a deal with China Telecom to migrate all in-country customer data to the state-owned firm's Tianyi Cloud service, a move that seemingly flies in the face of Apple assurances against government snooping.

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Future iPhone may get fastest ever LPDDR5 power-sipping DRAM from Samsung

07/17/2018, 02:07 pm

Samsung has developed what it calls the first 10-nanometer 8-gigabit LPDDR5 DRAM prototype, a memory module that is faster than the previous generation and is intended to help machine learning applications in 5G-equipped smartphones, and one that could make its way into a future iPhone model.

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VirtualLink USB-C standard reduces cables count for VR headsets, is a boon for Mac users

07/17/2018, 11:07 am

The VirtualLink Consortium has launched a new "Alternate Mode" for USB Type-C designed to reduce the number of cables required for virtual reality headsets to function, one that could make it even easier for Mac owners to get started with VR, and get accelerated video for USB-C monitors.

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Republican Mike Coffman joins push to restore net neutrality

07/17/2018, 10:07 am

Colorado Representative Mike Coffman on Tuesday became the first Republican to demonstrate support for U.S. House efforts to force a vote on net neutrality protections, undone earlier this year by a 3-2 vote at the Federal Communications Commission.

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Former Apple employee pleads not guilty to stealing self-driving car trade secrets

07/16/2018, 09:07 pm

Former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang, who worked on the company's self-driving car initiative, on Monday entered a plea of not guilty after federal prosecutors indicted the engineer on one count of trade secret theft.

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Apple execs turn into their Memoji doppelgangers for World Emoji Day

07/16/2018, 07:07 pm

Apple executives on Monday took part in the company's celebration of World Emoji Day by updating their official profile pictures with Memoji, a customizable 3D avatar feature set to arrive with iOS 12.

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Hands on with Apple's new Unicode 11 emoji coming later this year

07/16/2018, 06:07 pm

Apple on Monday previewed a new set of emoji coming later this year to iOS, watchOS and macOS. Take a sneak peek at the more than 70 new characters you can expect to see on your Apple device in this video.

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This week on AI: New MacBook Pros, iOS 11.4.1, AirPlay 2, Apple's 2018 roadmap & more

07/14/2018, 12:07 am

New 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros stole the show this week, but we also picked up rumors about Apple's product slate for the rest of the year, including future iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.

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2018 MacBook Pro keyboards include silicone membrane, might protect against key failure

07/13/2018, 10:07 pm

Apple is advertising the new MacBooks as having an updated, "quieter" keyboard, but has said little about the new design. A teardown of the hardware on Friday, however, reveals a new silicone membrane encases each key that potentially serves as a dust-repelling feature to protect against malfunctions.

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Apple partners with Malala Fund on education for Brazilian girls

07/13/2018, 04:07 pm

Apple on Friday announced a partnership between its Brazilian Developer Academies and the Malala Fund, which will launch projects intended to "empower girls, teachers and policymakers through skills development, school enrollment efforts and education advocacy."

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Podcast discusses the new MacBook Pro, alleged industrial espionage, and iOS USB Restricted Mode

07/13/2018, 09:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew discuss the new MacBook Pro, allegations of industrial espionage as an engineer is said to have stolen secrets from Apple and tried to board a flight to China, and iOS USB Restricted Mode and what it means for you.

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Apple launches $300M fund to power Chinese supply chain with clean energy

07/12/2018, 07:07 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a new initiative that seeks to power its Chinese supply chain with renewable energy sources, with the company and initial suppliers expected to invest nearly $300 million in the project over the next four years.

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Justice Department appeals AT&T merger with Time Warner

07/12/2018, 05:07 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday appealed a federal court ruling that paved the way for AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, potentially putting the $85.4 billion merger in jeopardy.

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Apple's Tim Cook & Eddy Cue return to elite Sun Valley conference for 2018

07/12/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and senior VP Eddy Cue have once again made an appearance at the annual Sun Valley conference in Idaho, attended by the elite of the media and technology worlds.

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Find My AirPods' audio pings could be improved with iPhone-based detection

07/12/2018, 08:07 am

Apple is working on ways to improve features like Find My AirPods for users to recover misplaced peripherals, including a concept using a microphone array to detect sounds played by the lost item in order to work out which direction they are in relation to the user.

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Jason Momoa takes lead role in Apple's 'See' original series, report says

07/10/2018, 07:07 pm

Jason Momoa, best known for his work on "Game of Thrones," has landed the lead role in Apple's upcoming original series "See," according to a report on Tuesday.

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Former Apple employee charged with stealing autonomous car trade secrets

07/10/2018, 05:07 pm

Former hardware engineer, who worked on autonomous cars at Apple, arrested at airport, attempting to board a flight for China with company secrets.

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