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2019

iPhone XS 4G speeds at least 26 percent faster than predecessors, study shows

Thursday February 14, 2019

Apple's 2018 iPhone models -- particularly the XS line -- offered the first significant boost to 4G data speeds in several years, according to research firm OpenSignal.

Warren Buffett reduced stake in Apple at end of 2018

Thursday February 14, 2019

Legendary investor Warren Buffett reduced his position in Apple to 249.6 million shares as of Dec. 31, with the reporting period ending just days before the tech giant announced it would miss first quarter revenue guidance due to sluggish iPhone sales.

Apple reportedly acquires digital marketing firm DataTiger

Thursday February 14, 2019

According to recent regulatory filings, Apple has acquired U.K.-based digital marketing firm DataTiger in a move that could bolster the tech giant's already prodigious marketing apparatus.

Apple's video service availability may be months after reveal, potentially as late as fall

Thursday February 14, 2019

Although Apple is now widely predicted to reveal its streaming video service on March 25, the actual launch could still be months away, a report said on Thursday.

Discontinued iPhone SE reappears for sale in Apple's online clearance section for $249

Thursday February 14, 2019

Apple has made more stock of the iPhone SE available through the clearance section of its online store, giving users wanting to pick up the compact iPhone yet another chance to buy one from the company directly, though it is likely to be a short-lived sale.

No Chinese iPhone rebound seen in January following Apple's harsh December quarter

Thursday February 14, 2019

Actions to revive Chinese iPhone sales aren't having much luck, at least not so far, but the next two months are more important if there is going to be a short-term turnaround in the country.

Lego returning to ARKit 2 with 'Hidden Side' haunted interactive playsets

Thursday February 14, 2019

Lego's upcoming Hidden Side playsets will offer ARKit 2 'haunted' gameplay using a companion iPhone app, offering more ways to play.

Amazon bailing on $2.5 billion NYC headquarters after coming under fire from lawmakers

Thursday February 14, 2019

Under pressure from citizens and lawmakers, Amazon has pulled the plug on a large facility in New York City and is walking away from billions in incentives.

Disney boots Apple off top US spot in 2019 'Brand Intimacy' study

Thursday February 14, 2019

Entertainment megacorporation Disney has, for the first time, replaced Apple at the top of MBLM's annual "Brand Intimacy" study in the U.S., gauging the emotional attachments manufactured by brands.

Video: Nvidia support was abandoned in macOS Mojave, and here's why

Thursday February 14, 2019

Apple's macOS Mojave is a great software update for most users. But, it isn't for those who are using an Nvidia graphics card in their Mac Pro or inside of an external GPU enclosure, so let's talk about why.

Editorial: Apple's demand for 50 percent of news and magazine revenue is either bold or very foolish

Thursday February 14, 2019

It's believed that if you're a publisher signing up to the forthcoming Apple news and magazine service, you will have to agree that the company keeps half the revenue from the service, and pays out the other half in aggregate to all publishers. If that's true, it's either going to give publishers a great deal more money than they had before, or force further painful contraction in the industry to the benefit of nobody but Apple.

White-hat hacker demonstrates malicious Lightning cable with built-in Wi-Fi

Thursday February 14, 2019

Illustrating the potential threat from untrusted accessories, a hacker has developed a proof-of-concept Lightning cable with a hidden Wi-Fi chip that could allow parties to seize control of a Mac.

Director of Apple's '1984' & 'Think Different' campaigns retires from Apple's ad partner

Thursday February 14, 2019

Lee Clow, the founder of Apple's main ad partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab, is retiring after spending a large part of his career working on Apple's most iconic campaigns including Think Different, Mac vs PC, and the 1984 Super Bowl commercial.

What to expect from a March 25 Apple News and streaming video event -- and what not to

Thursday February 14, 2019

If the date is correct, we're likely to have an event on March 25 that will see Apple launching two major services including a more coherent Apple News service with magazines and other publications, plus the debut of Apple's streaming video service -- but what about hardware?

US Army wants Steve Jobs-like iPhone-style design process for next-generation rifles

Thursday February 14, 2019

The U.S. Army has compared the production of future weaponry to Apple's creation of the iPhone as it searches for a contractor to design and produce next-generation rifles, with the hope the next gun created for the military will produce a similar level of revolution to "small arms."

Apple again selling iPhone 7, iPhone 8 in Germany with only Qualcomm modems

Thursday February 14, 2019

Modified iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models are to go back on sale in Germany using Qualcomm modems instead of Intel, to avoid a ban in the country as part of an ongoing worldwide legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple.

Oscar-winning director used MacBook Pro to produce 'Moonlight'

Thursday February 14, 2019

In a new feature published by Apple on Wednesday, Hollywood director Barry Jenkins goes deep into how he has embraced technology like Mac to help create films after starting in a traditional film background.

Apple Enterprise Certificates leveraged to distribute hacked versions of popular apps

Thursday February 14, 2019

A report Wednesday added to escalating controversy regarding Apple's Enterprise Certificate program, saying the tool is being used to distribute hacked versions of popular apps, effectively sidestepping stringent App Store guidelines.

Grocer Kroger launches QR code-based payment service, snubs Apple Pay

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Grocery chain Kroger Co. rolled out a first-party mobile payments solution on Wednesday as it continues to rebuff third-party solutions like Apple's Apple Pay.

Apple signed 'many' publishers for subscription service at 50 percent revenue split, report says

Wednesday February 13, 2019

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple has signed a number of publications to an upcoming subscription news service despite what at first blush appears to be an exorbitant 50 percent revenue split.