Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Agam Shah covers machine learning, virtual reality, PCs, servers and chips for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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Apple's iPhone declines in China, and this year could be a struggle

Perhaps the next iPhone 8 will be Apple's next shot at achieving greatness in China.

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Apple's commitment to diversity faces test at shareholder meeting

Apple celebrates diversity, but a big test to its commitment to being inclusive will come at next month's shareholder meeting.

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Apple collaborates with rivals to advance AI research

Apple has joined rivals as it takes a step ahead to advance research and development of artificial intelligence technologies.

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Qualcomm CEO slams Apple for 'without merit' lawsuits

Senior executives at Qualcomm slammed Apple on Wednesday for lawsuits filed in the last week alleging the smartphone chip-maker significantly overcharged it for licensing fees.

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New MacBook Pros stop Apple's skid in worldwide PC shipments

Apple's new MacBook Pros have put the brakes on a free-fall of Mac shipments globally, though they haven't provided the boost the company was looking for.

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Imagination's new GPU could power Apple iPhone 8 graphics

Apple's powerful iPhone 7 GPU is based on Imagination Technologies' PowerVR GT7600 architecture, and a possible successor could come next year.

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The mysteries of the GPU in Apple's iPhone 7 are unlocked

Users have praised the performance of Apple's A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7, but its underlying graphics architecture may not be so new after all.

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As Watson matures, IBM plans more AI hardware and software

Just over five years ago, IBM's Watson supercomputer crushed opponents in the televised quiz show Jeopardy. It was a preview of how artificially intelligent computers would storm into our daily lives.

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Apple's AirPods could deliver audio with multiple wireless protocols

Apple says it took "courage" to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. But there's another way to look at it: The advanced technology loaded in the $159 Airpod wireless headset may have made Apple's decision easier.

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Apple Mac shipments take a beating in the third quarter as PC shipments decline

Sales of Windows PCs fared better than Apple Macs during the third quarter this year.

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Why your next iPhone could have Intel inside

Intel has missed out on the iPhone party until now, ceding big business to other chip makers in the process. But that could be about to change.

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Intel's Unite meeting tech comes to the iPad, and soon to Chromebooks

Intel's providing fewer excuses to miss meetings by bringing support for its Unite meeting room technology to iPads, and later, to Chromebooks.

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The nightmare of rogue USB-C cables and adapters will end soon

The wave of rogue USB-C products that could pose a risk to PCs and mobile devices hasn't gone unnoticed, and the USB Implementers Forum has taken steps to eradicate the issue.

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HP wants to turn your Mac into a 44-core Windows PC

If your Mac isn't fast enough to edit 3D video, HP is providing a workaround to make it possible.

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Apple should set a better example with its supplier report, Greenpeace says

Apple says conditions at factories where its iPhones and iPads are made have improved, but Greenpeace said the company could set a better example in reporting on its suppliers.