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There are now 100 million active Macs thanks to high number of new adopters

10/30/2018, 10:10 am

Apple has reached a new milestone for the Mac, revealing during its special event that it has an active installed base of over 100 million Macs and MacBooks around the world.

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Apple car light strip could warn other drivers of hard braking incidents and other important events

10/30/2018, 09:10 am

An Apple-produced car could advise vehicles following behind it of the risk of collision if they are too close, as part of a lighting system for the outside of the vehicle that can offer warnings and information to other road users.

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Online Apple store goes down ahead of iPad Pro and Mac special event

10/30/2018, 07:10 am

Apple took its online store down on Tuesday, hours before the company holds its special event in Brooklyn, New York City, to add new products to the digital store shelves.

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UK government plans 'Digital Services Tax' applied against Apple and other tech giants

10/29/2018, 02:10 pm

The government of the United Kingdom has announced plans to claw more tax revenue from Apple and other tech giants, with a proposed "Digital Service Tax" on 2 percent of all revenues derived from UK-based users that could be implemented in April 2020.

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Apple's Chinese retail growth stalled by fraud & competition, forcing repositioning

10/29/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple's retail expansion in China is reportedly being stymied by a number of factors, putting it well short of ambitious goals the company had earlier this decade.

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Apple Watch reportedly assembled by illegal high school labor, Apple investigating

10/29/2018, 10:10 am

Apple is undertaking an in-house investigation into allegations one of the company's manufacturing partners -- Quanta -- has been hiring high school students to build Apple Watches in China.

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Apple $7B behind in royalty payments to Qualcomm

10/26/2018, 10:10 pm

Apple is now $7 billion behind in patent royalty payments to Qualcomm after directing contract manufacturers to withhold further remittance on grounds that the chipmaker participates in unfair licensing practices, according to testimony presented in court Friday.

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HomePod may land in Italy soon, following launches in Spain and Mexico

10/26/2018, 01:10 pm

The launch of the HomePod in Spain and Mexico on Friday has opened up speculation of the smart speaker's release in other countries, including an announcement about a rollout in Italy that could be revealed during the company's Oct. 30 event.

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Apple working on car windshield anti-glare system to protect driver from bright lights

10/25/2018, 02:10 pm

Driving in the dark could be easier on the eyes in the future, as Apple has come up with a way to reduce the amount of glare a driver may endure from headlights or the Sun, by automatically blocking the light source from view.

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Cook continues European tour with stop in Spain to promote HomePod launch

10/25/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed a continuing European trip on Thursday, making a stop in Madrid, Spain to help promote the HomePod a day ahead of its local launch.

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Shazam users on every platform now getting Apple's 'leading commmitment' to privacy

10/25/2018, 12:10 pm

Shazam has started to warn users of upcoming changes to the way their data will be handled following the acquisition of the music recognition service by Apple, with data being transferred to the iPhone producer's servers and maintained under Apple's privacy policies, rather than Shazam itself.

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Rare peek into Apple News reveals large curation team fighting against algorithms

10/25/2018, 11:10 am

Apple News aims to minimize the spread of misinformation by prioritizing accuracy over speed, a report about the app's editorial team reveals, with Apple's decision to rely on human curators instead of algorithms to dictate its most prominent stories going the opposite direction of machine-based offerings by its competitors.

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EU demands Facebook security & privacy audit, UK slaps company with $640,000 fine

10/25/2018, 10:10 am

In response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the European Parliament this week adopted a resolution calling on Facebook to take actions to stop interference in elections, and let E.U. agencies perform a full audit of the company's data protection.

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Apple is working on an iPhone that works better in the rain

10/25/2018, 09:10 am

Apple is attempting to solve the problem of using an iPhone or iPad in the rain, by coming up with a way to detect a user's finger movements on a touchscreen display under damp conditions, mitigating erroneous inputs caused by drops of water.

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Former Facebook security chief questions Apple's privacy double standard in China

10/24/2018, 06:10 pm

Following Apple CEO Tim Cook's impassioned speech on privacy delivered at a privacy conference in Brussels, former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos questioned the tech giant's motives and current policies in a hot take posted to Twitter.

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$50 million settlement nears in class action lawsuit over Yahoo security breaches

10/24/2018, 12:10 pm

Yahoo is offering to pay $50 million to settle a class action lawsuit over security breaches that may have impacted as many as 200 million people in the U.S. and Israel, and 3 billion email accounts around the world.

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Tim Cook declares iCloud spy chip account '100 percent a lie' in privacy interview

10/24/2018, 11:10 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is continuing to call out Bloomberg's report about Chinese spy chips embedded into iCloud servers as false, proclaiming in an interview about the company's stance on privacy and taxation that the report "is 100 percent a lie."

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Every iPhone user is tied to Saudi business interests, like it or not

10/24/2018, 08:10 am

Over the course of the last decade, Apple has become more and more intertwined with Saudi Arabia, and four months after its crown prince visited Apple Park, the regime appears to have carried out the murder of an American journalist. Why Apple should do all it can to disengage from the Saudi regime.

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Tim Cook calls data collection 'surveillance' in blunt, forceful speech on 'data-industrial complex'

10/24/2018, 05:10 am

Speaking at an international conference on data privacy, Apple's CEO praised the European Union and called for the US to follow its lead with federal law to protect citizens' rights agains the threat of "data-industrial complex."

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Cook expected to endorse US privacy laws, European data policies in speech

10/23/2018, 10:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to reaffirm the company's commitment to data privacy, and throw support behind government-backed initiatives that seek the same, in a keynote address at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners on Wednesday, according to a new report.

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