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2019

India backs down under corporate pressure, delays import tax on smartphone touch panels

Wednesday February 06, 2019

Originally set to take effect this month, the Indian government has postponed a tax on touch panel imports that would have impacted smartphone makers like Apple and Samsung.

How to get more from Terminal and use it to control your Mac

Wednesday February 06, 2019

Even without becoming an expert in Apple's Terminal app, you can use simple commands to achieve things your Mac won't let you do in any other way. If you're just getting used to Terminal, AppleInsider has some more tips for you.

Review: The USB-C uni Dock and Hub are great portable and rugged accessories for Mac owners

Wednesday February 06, 2019

Dock and Hub from uniAccessories are rugged USB-C devices to expand the I/O of your recent Mac with removable USB-C cables.

Cook thanks Angela Ahrendts in memo to employees over retail chief's departure

Wednesday February 06, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent a note to retail employees about current section chief Angela Ahrendts' departure and replacement Deirdre O'Brien, calling it an "opportunity to reinforce" company values.

Apple goes on legal offensive against USB charging tech patent troll

Wednesday February 06, 2019

Apple is typically on the receiving end of lawsuits, but the company flipped the script this week and took preemptive legal action against a firm called Fundamental Innovation Systems International, hoping to deter any patent lawsuits related to USB charging.

Apple expands on-foot recon for Apple Maps, debuts overhauled schedule site

Wednesday February 06, 2019

Apple has revamped its schedule site for Apple Maps ground reconnaissance, simultaneously revealing more on-foot efforts in the U.S. and plans to start the first vehicle work in Andorra.

iPhone 7, iPhone 8 being modified for German market following Qualcomm patent trial win

Wednesday February 06, 2019

In order to continue selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in Germany, following a court's decision to ban the sale of patent-infringing iPhones at retail in the country, Apple is looking into making changes to the hardware of the two models as a workaround to the court order.

Researcher demos new macOS Keychain exploit, holds data from Apple in protest

Wednesday February 06, 2019

A veteran security researcher this week revealed the existence of a new macOS Keychain exploit, while controversially saying he wouldn't share details with Apple because of its bug bounty policies.

Apple's Beats teases graffiti-styled Neymar Jr. edition Studio3 Wireless headphones

Wednesday February 06, 2019

Apple's Beats on Wednesday unveiled a new, luxury-priced style option for its Studio3 Wireless headphones, the Neymar Jr. Custom Edition.

Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor to combat iTunes' podcast dominance

Wednesday February 06, 2019

Music streaming giant Spotify is making a push into offering podcasts to its users by buying two companies in the field, an attempt to catch up and compete with the dominant Apple iTunes for podcast distribution and listening.

Apple's current 12" MacBook with 512GB SSD is on sale for $999 today only

Wednesday February 06, 2019

While supplies last, Amazon-owned Woot has Mid 2017 12-inch MacBooks marked down to $999.99, a discount of $600 off retail. These systems feature an upgraded 1.3GHz processor and 512GB of storage for enhanced performance. They're also refurbished by Apple, but come with a 90-day Woot warranty.

Apple goes behind the scenes of 'Shot on iPhone' film celebrating Chinese New Year

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Two weeks after releasing director Jia Zhangke's "The Bucket," a short film commemorating Chinese New Year, Apple on Tuesday posted a video that goes behind the scenes of the "Shot on iPhone" production.

Apple ceases iOS 12.1.2 code signing following iOS 12.1.3 release

Tuesday February 05, 2019

As it does with every new iOS release, Apple on Tuesday stopped signing legacy iOS 12.1.2 code in a bid to ensure iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners are running the latest version of the operating system.

U.S. House questions Apple over FaceTime flaw

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives called on Apple CEO Tim Cook to answer questions about the company's FaceTime fiasco on Tuesday, saying they were "deeply troubled" by press reports detailing how long it took the company to address what is characterized as a privacy violation.

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to depart in April, hands mantle to Deirdre O'Brien

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts is departing the company after just five years on the job, the company revealed on Tuesday, leaving incoming SVP Deirdre O'Brien with some large shoes to fill.

Apple wins motion to narrow damages Qualcomm can claim at upcoming trial

Tuesday February 05, 2019

A federal judge has granted an Apple motion to limit the damages Qualcomm can claim in a patent trial slated to start next month in San Diego.

Unicode Consortium finalizes 230 new emoji arriving on the iPhone in 'iOS 13'

Tuesday February 05, 2019

The final list of new emoji that will be added to the roster in "iOS 13" and "macOS 10.15" in 2019 has been decided upon by the Unicode Consortium, with the 230 messaging icons including some proposed by Apple depicting disabilities.

Tesla launches new iPhone cases and folios on Amazon storefront

Tuesday February 05, 2019

You can now encase your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X in a sleek Tesla adorned case or folio through the company's new online store on Amazon.

Apple rolls out second public betas of iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4, tvOS 12.2

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Arriving one day after their developer counterparts, Apple has issued a second round of public beta builds for iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4, and tvOS 12.2 for testing.

HomePod holding at 6 percent of growing US smartspeaker market

Tuesday February 05, 2019

The HomePod took 6 percent of the install base for U.S. smartspeakers in the December quarter, new research data claims, illustrating the uphill battle Apple faces versus Amazon and Google in an emergent marketplace flooded with cheaper alternatives.