PC Market Shipments Slip Again, Macs Mostly Flat

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Apple’s newest Mac refresh doesn’t appear to have helped the company very much, but stagnant growth is preferable to the decline hitting the rest of the PC market.

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Snap Stock Snaps Back – for the Moment


Snap shares appear to have rebounded from the plunge they took earlier this month, after the newly public company released a massive $2.2 billion loss in the first quarter, but investors still are scratching their heads over the company’s prospects. Trading just over $20 at mid-day Tuesday, Snap looks to some like it has regained its early bloom. Others suspect that darker days are yet to come, as signs of robust growth have been lacking. Snap’s revenue and subscriber growth figures missed consensus estimates in Q1, sending shares tumbling.

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Milwaukee woman says her Fitbit exploded on her arm while she was reading

Fitness wearables are meant to keep you healthy, not send you to the hospital. But alas, it would appear that a Fitbit has failed in its duties, as a woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin alleged that her wearable exploded on her wrist.

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An Intel Atom C2000 bug is killing products from multiple manufacturers

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Intel’s Avoton and Rangeley server products appear to have a significant flaw that’s killing hardware years before its expected end-of-life.

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Olympic unisuits protect against polluted waters

The U.S. Olympic rowing team will appear in seamless unisuits when they hit the bay waters of Rio de Janeiro this summer. Though many viewers will notice only the second-skin fit, these innovative suits will also be providing much-needed protection against the foul waters of Guanabara Bay. The unisuits are knitted with antimicrobial material, their designer said.

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1970s quarter selling for thousands on eBay

An eBay sale of a 1970 US quarter may at first glance appear routine, but a closer look reveals “one of the most fascinating and intriguing proof mint errors ever discovered”—one that’s boosted the coin’s auction price to $35,000.

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Apple to again square off against FBI in Congress over encryption

Article Image Apple’s top lawyer is scheduled to appear before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee next week, presumably to offer testimony on the pitfalls of granting law enforcement privileged access to encrypted devices.

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Federal Investment in Big Data Applications Heads for Liftoff


U.S. government agencies appear to have gotten the memo: Big data is good for you. Federal agencies’ acquisition, storage, processing and management of large chunks of information will drive the government to use big data technologies, according to a survey of federal information technology managers. Use of big data analytics to productively maximize the value of all this information will become a major goal of government agencies. To accomplish those goals, federal IT managers increasingly are seeking the support of the private sector.

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Tests confirm marginal difference between Samsung, TSMC-made A9 chips in Apple's iPhone 6s

Article Image New battery test results, published on Monday, appear to support Apple’s claim of little difference in the longevity of an iPhone 6s with a Samsung-made A9 chip versus one manufactured by TSMC.

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Tim Cook slated to guest on The Late Show on Sept. 15

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert next week, the talk show host announced, marking yet another upcoming public appearance for the active executive.

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Apple streaming TV service negotiations remain divided over $40-per-month pricing – report

Though new Apple TV hardware is expected to appear at an upcoming Sept. 9 event, Apple’s long-awaited subscription television service is reaffirmed to remain on hold, thanks to ongoing negotiations with content owners.

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Apple's Tim Cook to talk enterprise at BoxWorks cloud storage conference on Sept. 29

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear on stage for a “fireside” conversation during next month’s BoxWorks conference, Box CEO Aaron Levie announced on Monday.

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New 'iPhone 6s' leak shows parts such as unified flex cables, camera and home button rings

A series of parts for Apple’s alleged “iPhone 6s,” leaked on Thursday, appear to back claims that Apple is optimizing the internal design of its next iPhone while leaving the outside relatively unchanged.

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Ubuntu Phone is shipping, but it appears the software isn’t ready

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Ubuntu Phone is now shipping on a new device, but the OS doesn’t appear ready for consumer deployment.

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Second wave of online-only Apple Watch preorders rumored to start in Italy, other countries May 8

Plans for Apple’s international retail stores appear to suggest that the company will begin taking preorders for the Apple Watch in more countries around the world starting on Friday, May 8.



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Latest Apple mystery van sightings occur in California, Florida, Hawaii

Apple’s mapping efforts appear to be growing, as AppleInsider readers continue to spot mysterious sensor-laden vans, just like the ones previously confirmed to be registered to Apple, roaming around the United States.



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Apple's R&D spending shoots up 42% year-over-year, hit new $1.9B record in Q1

Apple does not appear to be resting on its laurels despite record sales of its iPhone and Mac, as the company spent nearly $2 billion on research and development in the first fiscal quarter of 2015, an increase of more than 40 percent over the year-ago figure.



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Report: Dumb Password Use on the Decline


Millions of Net surfers use obvious passwords to log on to websites, but their numbers appear to be declining. SplashData on Tuesday published its annual list of the top 25 most common — thus worst — passwords leaked online. No. 1 was “123456,” followed by “password” and “12345.” Both “123456” and “password” claimed the top spots in 2013, too, but “12345” was in the No. 17 spot last year. In addition to consecutive numbers, lazy password creators used obvious letter combinations. “Qwerty” was No. 5 on the list. Superheroes also ranked.

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