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This week on AI: iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4 launch, iOS 12, watchOS 5 & tvOS 12 ready to download

09/22/2018, 12:09 am

The iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 shipped this week, alongside iOS 12, tvOS 12 and watchOS 5. There was plenty to discover about of all of them.

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Take a tour of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR -- and Apple Park -- in this video

09/21/2018, 10:09 pm

Apple on Friday posted a "Guided Tour" of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR to its official YouTube channel, showing off the hardware's latest features in a video almost identical to one shot for iPhone X in 2017. Unlike last year's instructional guide, the short shared today takes place in and around Apple Park's main office building, offering an inside look at facilities normally restricted to employees.

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USB-C Philips Brilliance 4K monitor offers docking features including gigabit networking

09/20/2018, 03:09 pm

Philips has launched a new 32-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor aimed at creative professionals, one that acts as a USB-C docking station for a MacBook or MacBook Pro, as well as display features like HDR support and a mode that reduces blue light.

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Amazon reveals Echo Link Amp & Sub, updated Echo Dot, Echo Show & Echo Plus

09/20/2018, 02:09 pm

In a Thursday press event Amazon unveiled a slew of new Echo audio gear, most notably stepping into the high-quality space for the first time.

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Apple working on thermal imaging to aid computer vision systems

09/20/2018, 02:09 pm

Apple is working on improving the capabilities of computer vision to make it detect and identify subjects more accurately, such as in situations where both the camera and the subject are in motion, with one method suggesting the use of thermal imaging to help determine what elements in view need to be tracked.

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Sen. Rubio takes Apple to task for slow response to Adware Doctor's data harvesting

09/19/2018, 03:09 pm

A frequent critic of the company in regards to China, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has reportedly sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking why the company didn't immediately react to word a Mac App Store title was exporting browser histories to the country.

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Newegg card skimming hack stole customer payment details for over a month

09/19/2018, 01:09 pm

Online retailer Newegg has become the victim of a month-long data breach, with the payment details of thousands of customers potentially acquired by hackers, by adding code to the store's payments page in a similar manner to other recent attacks.

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Evernote culls 15 percent of its staff in bid for increased efficiency

09/19/2018, 09:09 am

Productivity app Evernote has made a major reduction to its workforce, eliminating approximately 15 percent of its employees in a bid to make the company more efficient, shortly after the departure of key employees from the business.

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Music Modernization Act passes Senate unscathed in bid to fix music streaming royalties

09/19/2018, 08:09 am

The Music Modernization Act, a bill that aims to update laws relating to music licensing and royalty payments to take into account new services like Apple Music and Spotify, has taken one more step closer to becoming law, after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the proposal.

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Qualcomm dealt early blow in second ITC action against Apple

09/19/2018, 02:09 am

Qualcomm's second U.S. International Trade Commission complaint against Apple is not going as planned. Staff for the agency this week issued a recommendation that found none of the chipmaker's remaining patents-in-suit infringed, adding that an iPhone import ban would adversely impact the cellular modem market.

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Code in iOS 12.1 beta hints at Memoji syncing over iCloud, references 'iPad2018Fall'

09/18/2018, 10:09 pm

Lines of code unearthed in Apple's first iOS 12.1 beta, released earlier on Tuesday, suggest a future version of the operating system will support syncing of Memoji characters over iCloud, a feature that points to potential integration with a rumored iPad Pro with TrueDepth camera array. Further spelunking reveals references to an "iPad2018Fall," hinting that the device could launch soon.

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Apple stores now sell Spire Health Tags for holistic self quantification

09/18/2018, 09:09 pm

Apple retail channels this week started sales of Spire Health Tags, small, machine-washable devices with a long battery life that sticks to a user's clothes to monitor heart rate and track steps, breathing, stress levels and sleep patterns.

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These Qi wireless chargers will power your new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR

09/18/2018, 12:09 pm

It is likely that people upgrading their smartphone to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR may want to take advantage of the wireless charging functionality offered by them all. AppleInsider highlights some of the best Qi wireless chargers available on the market to power your iPhone XS, XS Max or XR.

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Apple pays Ireland record shattering $15 billion lump sum to settle tax dispute

09/18/2018, 10:09 am

Ahead of an upcoming appeal of a 2016 tax ruling, Apple has paid the equivalent of over $15 billion to the Irish government to settle claims of underpayment of tax to the European Union.

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China retaliates with tariffs on U.S. goods, possibly endangering Apple's supply chain

09/18/2018, 10:09 am

The day after the U.S. announced $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports, China has struck back with $60 billion in new tariffs of their own.

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Withings Steel HR Sport is firm's first release opposing Apple Watch after Nokia sale

09/18/2018, 08:09 am

Withings has returned to the wearable device market with its first new product since being sold by Nokia, launching the Steel HR Sport, a revival of an earlier smartwatch that discretely hides its fitness-related features behind an analog watch face.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear on 'Good Morning America,' visits SoHo Apple store

09/17/2018, 08:09 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is making the media rounds following last week's iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and Apple Watch unveiling, with the executive scheduled to talk up his company's new devices on ABC's Good Morning America.

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Apple Watch could be spared from latest round of Chinese import tariffs [u]

09/17/2018, 02:09 pm

Apple products including the Apple Watch and AirPods may be spared from being subjected to fees stemming from the ongoing Chinese trade war, a report claims, with the product code associated with the devices apparently excluded from the Trump Administration's tariff plans.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 blows up in purse, victim sues

09/17/2018, 12:09 pm

A New York woman claims the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phone "spontaneously combusted" in her purse, calling back to the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.

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How Steve Jobs disliked Apple's Infinite Loop campus, but made it his own

09/17/2018, 10:09 am

In a new oral history to mark Infinite Loop's 25th anniversary, Apple leaders past and present look back on the Cupertino campus that was Apple's home for nearly a quarter century -- and discussed Apple founder Steve Jobs' opinion on the company's base of operation.

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