Apple may be working on an Amazon Alexa rival

The rumors saying that Apple is working on a Siri-based Amazon Echo rival are back, with a noted insider saying that Apple is currently finalizing the design for the unnamed product.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/28/apple-may-be-working-on-amazon-alexa-rival.html

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Apple Slashes App Store Affiliate Commissions


Apple has stunned the wider development community with an emailed announcement that it has decided to slash commissions for App Store affiliates from 7 percent to 2.5 percent, starting May 1. The cuts apply to all apps and in-app content, Apple said. However, they do not apply to commissions for movies, music, books and TV, which will remain at 7 percent. The company will continue to pay commissions on Apple Music memberships as well. Both the extent of the cuts and the brief notice provided — they go into effect next week — are surprising.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84482.html?rss=1

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Apple Refuses to Allow iPhone, Mac Recycling

Apple-Cycling

Apple has released its annual environmental report and challenged itself to build an iPhone from fully recyclable materials, but it also explicitly refuses to allow its iPhones or Macs to be repaired or reused.

The post Apple Refuses to Allow iPhone, Mac Recycling appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/248113-apple-wants-build-products-100-recycled-materials-refuses-allow-iphone-mac-recycling?source=Computing

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Apple may be making AR glasses: Here's the latest clue

There’s a big new clue that Apple may be working on its own augmented reality glasses, and it’s come from the most unlikely of places: a workplace incident report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/apple-may-be-making-ar-glasses-heres-latest-clue.html

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The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

Apple will be vying against 29 other companies that already have California permits to test self-driving cars. The list includes major automakers, including Ford, General Motors, BMW, Volkswagen and Tesla, as well as one of its biggest rivals in technology, Google, whose testing of self-driving cars has been spun off into an affiliate called Waymo.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/iphone-cars-apple-enters-self-driving-car-race.html

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Adobe teases AI-based tools to make great portrait photos out of lousy ones

Adobe Sensei uses AI technology to enhance images

Adobe, Apple, and Google are all intent on making smartphone photography as capable as standalone-camera photography — maybe better. Adobe is teasing its vision for fixing portrait photos taken with mobile devices.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247255-adobe-teases-ai-based-tools-make-great-portrait-photos-lousy-ones?source=Computing

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Apple Pay promised to make plastic obsolete. Then came wary shoppers, confused clerks

More than two years after its launch, Apple Pay isn’t as ubiquitous as Apple and analysts had expected. Adoption has faltered amid consumers’ security concerns, large retailers’ slow acceptance, and Apple’s relatively paltry marketing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/05/apple-pay-promised-to-make-plastic-obsolete-then-came-wary-shoppers-confused-clerks.html

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Apple finally upgrades the Mac Pro, admits the trash can design sucks

Mac Pro

Apple has updated its Mac Pro workstations with slightly improved processors, but the big news is a full platform redesign coming sometime next year. Why? Because the current Mac Pro can’t be meaningfully upgraded in its present form. Oops.

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Imagination's Picture Bleak After Apple Cuts It Loose


Imagination on Monday announced that Apple would no longer use its intellectual property, and the company’s stock sank faster than a bottomless boat on the news. Apple planned to discontinue its use of the company’s IP in new products in 15 months to two years, ending the companies’ license and royalty agreement, Imagination said. Those royalties currently account for about half the company’s revenue. Imagination’s technology and intellectual property is used in the GPUs in Apple’s phones, tablets, iPods, TV products and watches.

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'iPad mini Pro' is reportedly one of the four new iPad Pros launching soon

Apple is expected to launch a slew of new iPads in the coming weeks, and it’s all going down at what may be the first press conference to be held at Apple’s shiny new Apple Campus headquarters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/15/ipad-mini-pro-is-reportedly-one-four-new-ipad-pros-launching-soon.html

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