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Apple confirms buyout of machine learning startup Laserlike

03/13/2019, 03:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed its recent takeover of Laserlike, a Silicon Valley startup that applied machine learning to content discovery.

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Microsoft offers preview of 'Project xCloud' service to stream Xbox games to iPhones and iPads

03/13/2019, 09:03 am

Microsoft has demonstrated 'Project xCloud,' an in-development cloud-based gaming service that streams gameplay to consumer devices including iPhones and iPads instead of being rendered locally, a service that is expected to enter public testing later this year.

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Apple gets foreign contractors improper visa lawsuit dismissed

03/13/2019, 08:03 am

Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a lawsuit against Apple over allegations it abused the visa system to save money, by reportedly bringing Indian contractors to the United States under the wrong visa program.

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Apple announces expansions to coding and education initiatives in Singapore and Indonesia

03/12/2019, 11:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced an expansion to its international coding in education initiatives, noting increases in access to its App Development with Swift curriculum in Singapore and a second Apple Developer Academy in Indonesia.

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Apple maintains claims of witness tampering in Qualcomm patent case

03/12/2019, 09:03 pm

Apple in a court filing on Tuesday said there are grounds for allegations of witness tampering in a patent infringement trial involving Qualcomm, claims plaintiff Qualcomm has called "ridiculous."

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Signs of Apple News magazine subscriptions appear in macOS betas

03/12/2019, 02:03 pm

New evidence Apple is preparing to launch its Apple News magazine service has appeared, with notifications in macOS seemingly indicating the subscription-based service will be available on Mac as well as on the iOS version of the app.

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Eero promises transparency in collecting analytics data following Amazon buyout

03/12/2019, 10:03 am

Fresh off its acquisition by Amazon, mesh router maker eero on Tuesday promised to be "upfront and transparent" about analytics data it's collecting from Wi-Fi networks.

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Spotify offers free ad-based Hulu plan to more Premium subscribers

03/12/2019, 09:03 am

Perhaps manning the ramparts ahead of Apple's video service launch, Spotify on Tuesday began offering Hulu's "Limited Commercials" plan free to more -- though not all -- U.S. Premium subscribers.

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President Trump insists he was saving time by calling Cook 'Tim Apple'

03/11/2019, 11:03 am

On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump defended his recent reference to Apple's CEO as "Tim Apple," claiming he was simply trying to save time.

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Confidential Apple files exposed to public in misconfigured Box account

03/11/2019, 10:03 am

A poor configuration of the cloud storage service Box has left sensitive data open to viewing by unauthorized users, security researchers have discovered, with Apple and other prominent companies found to have inadvertently left files and folders accessible to the public.

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If you use Google Chrome on your Mac, update it right now

03/08/2019, 02:03 pm

Google has confirmed a recent update to Chrome was to patch a zero-day issue in the popular browser, an exploit that was actively used in attacks, and has recommended all Chrome users on Mac, Windows, and Linux update their installations as soon as possible.

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Apple has been working on AR and VR for years, and it will pay off in the 2020 smart glasses

03/08/2019, 11:03 am

Apple's work in the virtual reality and augmented reality field has produced a considerable number of patents and applications, which could lead to the eventual creation of the iPhone maker's first headset. AppleInsider takes a look at some of the company's filings, including those that use the technology away from a head-mounted display.

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Elizabeth Warren calls for tech giant breakup, with Apple in the cross-hairs

03/08/2019, 11:03 am

On Friday, Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren advocated for breaking up major tech companies with large services, specifically naming Amazon, Facebook, and Google -- but Apple fits in the targeted category as well.

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Apple's AR glasses arriving in 2020, iPhone will do most of the work

03/08/2019, 07:03 am

Apple's long-rumored augmented reality headset could arrive mid-way through 2020 prominent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, with the initial round of manufacturing for the fabled head-mounted display speculated to commence as early as the end of 2019.

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Disney+ streaming service to offer entire Disney movie catalog, including 'Disney Vault' titles

03/07/2019, 09:03 pm

Disney CEO Bob Iger at the company's annual shareholders meeting on Thursday confirmed that the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service will incorporate Disney's entire movie library, including classic films that often remain out of circulation.

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Hands-on: Logitech's Bluetooth-capable Z606 5.1 surround speakers

03/07/2019, 02:03 pm

Logitech's latest 5.1 surround system, the Z606, tries to strike a balance between cost and modern expectations such as Bluetooth support.

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Pirated 4K 'Aquaman' rip suggests iTunes 4K movie DRM has been broken

03/07/2019, 02:03 pm

The appearance of a pirated 4K-resolution version of the movie "Aquaman" on torrent sites is suspected to have been acquired from the iTunes store, which if true is a sign that someone has found a way around Apple's copyright protection measures.

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Tim Cook changes Twitter name to 'Tim Apple' in response to Trump gaffe

03/07/2019, 01:03 pm

After President Donald Trump accidentally referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as "Tim Apple," the exec's social media team seems to have capitalized on the opportunity.

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Apple accuses Qualcomm of tampering with star witness in patent trial

03/07/2019, 01:03 pm

A key witness in Apple's patent trial against Qualcomm is no longer helping the iPhone maker, Apple confirmed on Thursday, with engineer Arjuna Siva no longer scheduled to testify at the trial putting a dent into the company's case against the chip producer.

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Huawei sues U.S. government, says purchasing ban unconstitutional

03/06/2019, 09:03 pm

Chinese smartphone and communications equipment manufacturer Huawei on Thursday local time followed through with threats to sue the U.S. government over legislation that bars government agencies from buying its products.

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