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2016

New York Landmarks Conservancy to recognize Apple for preserving historic NYC buildings

Wednesday February 03, 2016

The New York City Landmarks Conservancy announced on Wednesday that the recipient of its 2016 Chairman's Award will be Apple, in recognition of the company's preservation and restoration of notable historic structures in New York City.

Apple hires firmware security experts who worked on Thunderstrike 2 exploit

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Apple recently added a pair of firmware security experts to its ranks when it hired the team behind "deep system security" startup LegbaCore in November, an apparent effort to bolster platforms like iOS and OS X.

Apple Stores reportedly stall growth at top US shopping malls

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Apple Stores, which consistently rank among the most profitable retail outlets per square foot, are reportedly bogging down growth at a chain of upscale shopping malls across the U.S.

Microsoft reportedly buys SwiftKey for $250M as part of AI buildout

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Microsoft is looking to expand on its artificial intelligence program with the reported purchase of UK-based developer SwiftKey, makers of the popular cross-platform predictive keyboard of the same name.

Zagg buys battery case maker Mophie for $100M

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Zagg, best known for its InvisibleShield line of protective display coverings, on Tuesday announced plans to purchase iPhone battery case maker Mophie in a deal worth at least $100 million.

Apple has become a regular at Stanford University's VR lab

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Amid rumors claiming Apple is investing heavily in virtual and augmented reality solutions, it was revealed on Tuesday that the company has taken a recent interest in Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, sending representatives to visit the facility three times in as many months.

'iPhone 7' to return to flat back without visible antenna bands - report

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Apple's next flagship iPhone will return to a flatter and more elegant rear casing, ditching some of the style cues of the iPhone 6 and 6s, a report said on Tuesday.

Environmental concerns slow progress on Apple's new Irish data center

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Progress on Apple's new 850 million data center in Ireland is reportedly at a standstill as the Irish government continues to sort out complaints about the project's potential to harm local wildlife.

Man sues Apple, wins case over Apple Watch Sport impact resistance

Tuesday February 02, 2016

A Welsh man on Tuesday won a small-claims case against Apple, one which accused the company of violating the region's Sale of Goods Act in refusing to honor his Apple Watch warranty.

Munster: 4" iPhone doesn't make sense for rumored Apple event in March

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Despite rumors that Apple plans to hold a mid-March event to introduce several new products, it may not make sense to include a 4-inch iPhone among them, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

Dutch National Police working to train anti-drone eagles

Tuesday February 02, 2016

As remotely-controlled drones become smaller and more sophisticated, authorities are working to counter the potential security and privacy implications in sometimes novel ways -- including training eagles to take the aircraft down.

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Tuesday February 02, 2016

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U.S., EU reach breakthrough on new 'Safe Harbor' data transfer agreement - report [u]

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Having already missed the original Sunday deadline, U.S. and European officials are reportedly on the verge of cinching a new "Safe Harbor" deal on transferring data across the Atlantic. [Updated]

Rumor: Apple testing dual-lens camera modules from Largan, others for future iPhones

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Taiwan's Largan Technology and camera lens makers in China and Japan have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, aiming for inclusion in Apple's next Plus-sized iPhone, a report claimed on Tuesday.

Apple patents hover-sensing multitouch display

Tuesday February 02, 2016

After the release of 3D Touch force-sensing input on iPhone 6s, Apple continues its push for the perfect input technology, most recently winning a patent that uses inline proximity sensors to detect non-contact hover gestures.

Apple predicted to abandon Amazon Web Services for own data centers, analyst says

Monday February 01, 2016

Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak believes Apple is considering drawing down its reliance, or altogether dumping, Amazon Web Services in favor of an in-house solution, though the shift might take two years.

Google surpasses Apple as world's most valuable company

Monday February 01, 2016

After beating Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter of 2015, Google umbrella company Alphabet usurped Apple as the most valuable company in the world on Monday in after hours trading.

Apple's Swift language project gains continuous integration

Monday February 01, 2016

Apple on Monday officially launched continuous integration for Swift, enabling checks on the project's health, and integrated testing within pull requests before any commits are made.

Google taking Nexus smartphone program in more iPhone-like direction - report

Monday February 01, 2016

Google is hoping to exert more control over its Nexus smartphone line, more closely following a business model set out by Apple and the iPhone, a report said on Monday.

FCC greenlights further testing of LTE-U by Verizon & Qualcomm

Monday February 01, 2016

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved additional testing of a cellular technology called LTE-U, controversial because it can operate over the same bands as Wi-Fi routers.