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2018

New leases give Apple a large footprint in Los Angeles for content push

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Apple has reportedly leased more than 200,000 square feet of prime real estate in Culver City, California to support its expanding efforts in original video content.

iPhone owners will be able to disable CPU throttling in future iOS version, Cook says

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook in an interview on Wednesday revealed a new iOS function will soon allow owners of iPhones with depleted batteries to disable built-in CPU throttling, a preventative measure designed to lengthen the life span of older handsets.

Apple CEO Tim Cook cites GOP tax reform as driver in $350B US investment

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Following Apple's announcement of plans to repatriate a chunk of its overseas cash to infuse some $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years, CEO Tim Cook took part in an interview addressing the company's investment strategy, the iPhone slowdown controversy and more.

Tim Cook pops up in Reno to celebrate Apple facility expansion

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Apple chief executive Tim Cook made an appearance in Reno, Nevada on Wednesday as his company broke ground on a new downtown warehouse that will serve Apple's nearby multi-billion data center.

Apple video content push reportedly helping increase actors' salaries in negotiations with TV networks

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Apple's drive for video content is seemingly having a wider effect on how much actors get paid, with a report claiming Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman bolstered their pay from HBO for a project following after Witherspoon made a similar high-value deal for an Apple-commissioned drama.

Video: Apple gets ready to ship HomePod after month-long delay

Wednesday January 17, 2018

The HomePod was previously scheduled to hit the market before the end of last year, but Apple issued a statement in November saying it needed more time before the product is ready for customers, giving it an "early 2018" release date.

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

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. [Updated with news on employee stock bonuses]

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 [u]

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. (Updated with internal letter from Tim Cook.)

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.