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2018

Apple to decide location of new campus without public bidding process

Thursday January 18, 2018

Following comments from CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday, Apple on Thursday confirmed it will not hold a public auction to decide the site of a new U.S. campus that will be built in part using money repatriated from the company's overseas cash hoard.

iPhone chip supplier TSMC anticipates drop in premium phone shipments, Bitcoin to fuel growth

Thursday January 18, 2018

Chip manufacturer TSMC is anticipating a decline in shipments for premium smartphones this year, advising during its fourth-quarter earnings briefing that orders relating to cheaper mobile devices will rise slightly, with company growth likely to occur through embracing cryptocurrencies.

Once-blocked Net Neutrality-tracking app Wehe will be allowed in the iOS App Store

Thursday January 18, 2018

Apple blocked Wehe, an app to test net neutrality compliance -- but after the developer provided more information, the company has reversed its decision and is now allowing the app in the store.

Amazon narrows the field of candidates for its $5B second headquarters to 20 cities across North America

Thursday January 18, 2018

Amazon has revealed its list of candidates for building a new headquarters in North America, publishing a shortlist of 20 cities and metropolitan areas that are still in the running to host the online retail giant's second base of operations.

Microsoft improves Office 2016 for Mac with real-time collaboration & automatic cloud saves

Thursday January 18, 2018

Microsoft on Thursday released a major update of Offce 2016 for the Mac, adding features such as real-time collaboration and automatic saves for cloud-based files.

Apple, Samsung under investigation by Italian government over planned obsolescence allegations

Thursday January 18, 2018

Italy's antitrust organization has launched a probe investigating allegations that Apple and Samsung use software updates not as a tool to secure or expand upon smartphone capabilities, but to speed up the aging process and force users to buy new phones.

Fix for 'chaiOS' malicious link that crashes Messages coming in next iOS update

Thursday January 18, 2018

The iPhone-crashing "chaiOS" bug in Messages is getting a fix, with Apple confirming that a patch is due "next week" to solve the problem.

Podcast network TWiT sues Twitter for trademark infringement over social network's video push

Thursday January 18, 2018

Twitter has been targeted in a lawsuit from podcast production company TWiT, with the social network accused of trademark infringement and a breach of contract after it started expanding into providing streaming video content to its users.

Apple Macintosh logo by Andy Warhol goes up for auction, valued up to $30K

Thursday January 18, 2018

A rare piece of art history is now up for sale in the form of an Apple Macintosh logo painted and signed by pop artist Andy Warhol.

EU says Apple's cash repatriation plans won't alleviate Irish $15.9B back tax payments

Thursday January 18, 2018

Though Apple is planning to pay the U.S. some $38 billion in taxes on repatriated foreign cash, that won't impact how much it owes in Ireland, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Thursday.

Intel admits reboot issues in Spectre patch affects newer Skylake and Kaby Lake processors

Thursday January 18, 2018

Following Intel's release of patches to combat the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in its chips, the processor producer has confirmed that reports of PCs rebooting are not limited to just older chip generations, with newer releases also confirmed to be susceptible to rebooting when using the updated firmware.

Facebook Messenger bug causing iPhone freezes when typing

Thursday January 18, 2018

Some people using Facebook Messenger on iOS devices are finding themselves unable to type more than a few words in a single line before the app freezes, according to reports.

Tips: How to make Windows 10 install media on macOS High Sierra

Thursday January 18, 2018

Apple stripped the ability to make Windows 10 install media from a flash drive or external SSD in Sierra, but sometimes, you still need to be able to do it from a Microsoft-provided download. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

Apple joins other tech companies in urging protection of US work permits for highly-skilled immigrants' spouses

Thursday January 18, 2018

Apple and a number of other large technology companies are continuing to resist President Donald Trump's efforts to change U.S. immigration policy, urging the Trump administration to keep a program that allows the spouses of highly-skilled immigrants to work in the country.

Latest Apple Pay promo offers 20 percent off SpotHero parking

Thursday January 18, 2018

Continuing a recent campaign, Apple is promoting a deal in which people can get 20 percent off parking fees if they use Apple Pay in SpotHero's iPhone app.

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.