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2018

Apple stock climbs on word of planned US investments & repatriated cash

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Apple stock rose nearly $3 in Wednesday trading following the midday announcement of plans to invigorate the U.S. economy, including repatriating billions of dollars in foreign cash reserves.

Ireland's plans for Apple to pay $15.9B in back taxes may be delayed until Q2 2018

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Ireland's attempt to collect an estimated 13 billion euro ($15.9 billion) in unpaid taxes could take longer than previously thought, after Prime Minister Leo Varadkar advised to EU lawmakers that initial payments could commence during the second quarter of this year.

How to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum at their current lows on your iPhone with Coinbase

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Cryptocurrency volatility has generated sensationalized headlines over the past year, with cyclical valuation drops and surges that make even Apple's stock price look relaxed in comparison. Here's a look at how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum's "Ether" work, and how you can get involved in trading them at their current lows with Coinbase, a popular and easy-to-use iOS app.

Apple diverting worker shuttles because of smashed windows

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Apple is rerouting the daily buses that drive workers from San Francisco to Cupertino following incidents of broken windows, according to an internal email.

Aspyr ships 'Civilization VI' Fall 2017 update for macOS, Metal-supporting games list compiled

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Players of 'Civilization VI' on macOS have more downloadable content to enjoy, while a new list compiling games supporting Apple's Metal API offers more ways for gamers to push their Mac's GPU.

Apple to pump $350B into US economy over next 5 years, pay record $38B in repatriation taxes

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Looking to boost its domestic image, Apple on Wednesday announced that it expects to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy during the next five years, picking up some 20,000 jobs in the process.

Apple makes available sixth developer betas of tvOS 11.2.5 and iOS 11.2.5

Wednesday January 17, 2018

A day after the fifth beta of High Sierra 10.13.5 was delivered to developers for testing, Apple has issued the sixth betas of iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5.

Kristen Wiig on tap for new Apple-funded scripted comedy series

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Apple has teamed up with Reese Witherspoon's production company for the third time, to deliver the comedy vehicle starring Kristen Wiig in her first role outside of movies in over five years.

Tips: How to create a PDF of a webpage for offline reading in iOS 11

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Though there are certainly alternatives like Pocket, often the simplest way of saving a single page of a webpage for later reading on an iPhone or iPad -- especially if you want to annotate it -- is saving it as a PDF.

'Top 100 Global Technology Leaders' list places Apple in sixth behind Microsoft, Alphabet

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Apple has been included in Thomson Reuters' list of the 'Top 100 Global Tech Leaders,' with the iPhone producer put into sixth place in the rankings of firms identified as 'the industry's most operationally sound and financially successful operations.'

iPhone slowdown class action lawyers make 'inherently dangerous' demand for Apple to keep swapped batteries

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Lawyers working on one of a number of class-action lawsuit proposals over the iPhone battery slowdown issue want Apple to retain the old batteries it swaps out in its battery replacement program, along with a request to hand over any diagnostic data Apple produces relating to the batteries.

Meltdown & Spectre discoveries credited to 22-year-old German genius

Wednesday January 17, 2018

The identification of the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities in Intel- and ARM-based processors -- including chips used in Apple's Macs, iPhones, and iPads -- can be credited almost entirely to a Google security researcher in his early 20s, Jann Horn.

Supply chain in uncharted territory with three iPhone flagships, bracing for reduced component orders

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Component producers in Apple's supply chain for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are expecting orders for the parts to reduce in the first quarter of 2018, but it appears that they are using previous sales metrics based on two flagship model phones, rather than three for the predictions.

Apple's first million HomePods now shipping from Inventec - report

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Having missed an original December launch date, the HomePod is finally rolling off the production lines of one of two assembly partners, Inventec, a report said this week.

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks diversity, coding, more in interview with high school senior

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently offered a few words of wisdom to high school senior Rebecca Kahn as part of a National Center for Women & Information Technology outreach program dubbed "Innovator to Innovator," which grants NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community members time with Apple executives.

There's a new malicious link that can crash or hang Messages and Safari

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Yet another "text bomb" has surfaced, this time in the form of a website that can sometimes cause system crashes or hangups when received through Apple's Messages app on iOS and macOS.

Watch: Safari 11 Tips and Tricks

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Apples web browser, Safari, has been updated to Safari 11 with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra with some pretty impressive updates that might go overlooked by casual users. We round up the best new features in this video.

Siri learns to play news podcasts automatically

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Now you can stay informed about the events of the day without ever touching your phone, thanks to a new podcast tweak to the hands-free mode in Apple's personal digital assistant.

BMW to charge drivers $80 per year for CarPlay access in 2019

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Since 2016, BMW has offered Apple CarPlay integration as a one-time add-on option, but that will soon change, as the German car maker is switching to a subscription model for 2019.

Apple slugs it out with HBO over new J.J. Abrams TV drama - report

Tuesday January 16, 2018

A bidding war has reportedly broken out between Apple and HBO for rights to a new science fiction drama written by Star Trek director and Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams.