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Apple buys machine learning specialists Lattice Data for $200M

Apple buys machine learning specialists Lattice Data for $200M

It's become clear in the last few years that Apple is doubling down on its focus on Siri, with recent advancements including the use of AI and other technology that allows the assistant to do more with data from users. In what's likely a part of that effort, it's been revealed that Apple has acquired Lattice Data, an AI and machine learning company that specializes in "dark data," or unorganized information like images and text.

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Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro tipped to debut at WWDC

Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro tipped to debut at WWDC

We've been hearing about Apple working on a new addition to the iPad Pro lineup — one with a 10.5-inch display, to be specific — for some time now, and June's Worldwide Developers Conference is expected to be when it will finally be unveiled. This comes from the latest report by Ming-Chi Kuo, the well-regarded KGI Securities analyst with a solid track record when it comes to Apple.

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iPhone 8 prices tipped to start at $1,000

iPhone 8 prices tipped to start at $1,000

These days, leaks and rumors about Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" mostly focus on flagship features like the OLED display, lack of bezels, and possible relocation of the Touch ID sensor. But this time the latest prediction is about the expected pricing of the smartphone, and how Apple's most high-end iPhone to date will push prices to $1,000 and above in the US market.

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Study: Apple Watch is 97% accurate in identifying abnormal heart beat

Study: Apple Watch is 97% accurate in identifying abnormal heart beat

The Apple Watch, when paired with artificial intelligence and the Cardiogram app, has a high 97-percent accuracy rate when detecting a particular type of abnormal heart rhythm called paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. This discovery was made by the University of California in San Francisco, which based its conclusion in part on data gathered from more than six-thousand volunteers.

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Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV could get WWDC reveal

Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV could get WWDC reveal

If you were reading through the news last week, you might have heard that Apple and Amazon are rumored to have buried the hatchet in their content competition. This could mean a number of things, and chief among them is the idea that Apple could finally allow an Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV. Originally, we heard that Amazon Prime Video could appear on Apple TV in the third quarter of this year, but new rumors say that it might get a reveal before that.

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Apple’s first Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment goes to Corning

Apple’s first Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment goes to Corning

Back at the beginning of the month, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that his company would set aside $1 billion for a new "Advanced Manufacturing Fund." At the time, Cook didn't say who would ultimately benefit from this fund, but today we're learning that Corning will be the first company to get an investment from it. Corning, as many of you already know, is the company behind Gorilla Glass, which adorns many phones on the market today.

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MacBook Pro gets its ports back (VIA Satechi)

MacBook Pro gets its ports back (VIA Satechi)

A new USB-C "Type-C Pro Hub" from Satechi has suddenly made the MacBook Pro seem like a professional again. Plugging in to the left or right side of the MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch models, this hub adds multiple connections to the notebooks. Satechi's hub is delivered in Silver or Space Gray to match the Silver and Space Gray colors of the MacBook Pro as delivered by Apple. Metal for metal, multiple ports added to the relatively port-hungry notebook.

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Apple launches ‘How to Shoot on iPhone 7’ photography how-to series

Apple launches ‘How to Shoot on iPhone 7’ photography how-to series

Apple has long positioned the iPhone's camera as a top consumer photography product, one capable of producing pro-level photos and videos including a certain Burberry fashion shoot. Mobile photography is more popular than ever and here to help improve the general quality of it is Apple, which has released a series of instructional guides and videos detailing how to shoot with the iPhone 7's camera in particular.

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iTunes is coming to the Windows Store (and Windows 10 S is to blame)

iTunes is coming to the Windows Store (and Windows 10 S is to blame)

Microsoft and Apple may not be the most obvious bedfellows, but that isn't stopping Apple from bringing iTunes to the Windows Store. While the past couple of years has seen Microsoft launch an increasing number of apps on macOS and iOS, Apple is pushing back a little. Announced at BUILD 2017 today, the Cupertino firm's media and iOS management software will be coming to Microsoft's download store.

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Apple acquires Beddit, a sleep tracking gadget and app

Apple acquires Beddit, a sleep tracking gadget and app

Apple has acquired Beddit, the company behind a sleep tracking gadget and related mobile app. The announcement was made via Beddit's privacy page on its website, which reads, "Beddit has been acquired by Apple." On the consumer end of things, this means users' personal data will be collected and used under the conditions set forth in the Apple Privacy Policy. Apple hasn't commented on the acquisition, however, and how much it paid remains unknown.

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iPad Pro Smart Keyboard gets free repairs for three years

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard gets free repairs for three years

There are two things that really define an iPad Pro: the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. Without these, they are basically just more powerful iPads. So when one of the two starts acting up for quite a number of users, you can bet there's some trouble brewing. To prevent a potential backlash and PR nightmare, Apple has supposedly circulated an internal memo that instructs staff and service centers to allow for free repairs of the Smart Keyboards for up to three years from its purchase.

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Popular DVD-ripping app HandBrake hacked to carry malware

Popular DVD-ripping app HandBrake hacked to carry malware

As if it weren't already difficult enough to steer clear of suspicious downloaded programs, some hackers have managed to infiltrate even legitimate sources of software to turn them into sources of malware. That was the case last week when it was discovered that HandBrake, a popular open source DVD-ripping and transcoding program, was carrying and installing the OSX.Proton malware through no fault of HandBrake itself. It's all because someone managed to hack HandBrake's website and replace a legit copy of the program with an infected one.

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