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Personal data of two million customers swiped in T-Mobile breach

08/24/2018, 08:08 am

T-Mobile has confirmed it is the victim of a server breach where attackers accessed customer data, with the recently-discovered intrusion involving personal data potentially affecting as many as two million users of the major U.S. carrier.

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Apple poached 'scores' of Tesla employees in recent months, but not all go to 'Project Titan'

08/23/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple appears to have stepped up its poaching activities involving Tesla employees over the past few months, luring away manufacturing, security and software engineers, and supply chain experts to work on the "Project Titan" self-driving car initiative and other products, according to a new report.

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs details life with Steve In interview promoting memoir

08/23/2018, 05:08 pm

The daughter of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs and namesake of the Lisa computer continued to promote her new memoir this week in an interview, talking about her complicated relationship with her father -- and why she wishes she could give all of his money to Bill Gates' foundation.

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Tim Cook signs letter about negative business effects of immigration policy

08/23/2018, 01:08 pm

Apple's CEO is one of nearly 60 company heads to sign a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing concern about the administration's hardline immigration stance.

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DJI launches Mavic 2 Pro drone with Hasselblad camera, Mavic 2 Zoom

08/23/2018, 11:08 am

DJI has launched a pair of drones in its Mavic range, with the Mavic 2 Pro the first to include an integrated Hasselblad camera, while the Mavic 2 Zoom is said to be the first foldable consumer drone with optical zoom capabilities.

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Fully functional rare Apple-1 heads to auction on September 25

08/23/2018, 10:08 am

One of the rare surviving operational Apple-1 computers will be heading to auction in late September, with the working piece of computing history estimated to fetch as much as $400,000 when it goes on sale.

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Apple reveals Kyoto store ahead of grand opening on Saturday

08/23/2018, 12:08 am

Apple late Wednesday announced the upcoming grand opening of its new store in Kyoto, the second in a series of retail debuts and renovations planned for the Japanese market.

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Development of Apple's first Australian flagship store hamstrung by heritage protection order

08/22/2018, 11:08 pm

An Australian government body tasked with administering cultural heritage regulations in the state of Victoria this week enacted an Interim Protection Order that precludes further development of Federal Square, the site of a proposed flagship Apple store, for a period of at least four months.

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How to quickly access iOS features via Control Center's hidden options

08/22/2018, 02:08 pm

It's meant to be simple: you swipe to get some common controls for your iPhone or iPad. However, you can change what's there, you can get more fine control and you can even lose an option if you're not careful. AppleInsider swipes up, down and around.

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Walmart takes on Amazon & Apple with iPhone ebook store launch

08/22/2018, 12:08 pm

Walmart is taking on Amazon by entering the ebook market, launching Walmart eBooks with access to a catalog of more than 6 million digital books, as well as a $9.99 monthly subscription providing audiobooks.

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Verizon throttled California fire department's data as it fought wildfires

08/21/2018, 10:08 pm

A net neutrality complaint claims the Santa Clara County Fire Department had its data throttled by Verizon as it acted to put out California's raging Mendocino wildfire, an action the company later said was a mistake.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook donates nearly $5M in company stock to charity

08/21/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook gifted 23,215 shares of directly owned company stock to an unidentified charity this week, an amount worth nearly $5 million at the end of trading on Tuesday.

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Apple TV exec Jen Folse departs Apple for live-streaming startup Caffeine

08/21/2018, 07:08 pm

Longtime Apple executive Jen Folse, who served as lead designer on a number of projects including tvOS, has departed the company to take a senior role at live social broadcasting startup Caffeine.

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Android collects nearly 10 times more user data than Apple's iOS

08/21/2018, 05:08 pm

Adding to an ongoing location-tracking scandal, a research paper claims that idle Android devices are sending nearly ten times as much data to Google as iOS devices do to Apple's servers.

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Here are three quick and easy alternatives to Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

08/21/2018, 03:08 pm

Apple's Mojave is dropping macOS's long-standing remote access feature but it's no loss, as long as you're prepared. AppleInsider details the alternatives you can use right now.

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Thieves caught in the act of robbing a California Apple Store

08/21/2018, 10:08 am

After a summer of Apple Store robberies throughout California and elsewhere, three suspects were caught in the act Sunday, and detained by customers near the Apple Store in Thousand Oaks.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' car could warn you what it is about to do, well before it does it

08/21/2018, 09:08 am

Apple has come up with a way to allow a self-driving car to communicate much more than lane changing information to other drivers of maneuvers it intends to perform, with the advance warning likely to reduce the possibility of accidents involving both driven and autonomous vehicles.

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Apple looking to open premium franchise-owned stores in India

08/21/2018, 09:08 am

While Apple awaits permission to open full corporate-run retail stores in India, an expanded franchise retail footprint initiative may be underway.

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Lawsuit takes aim at Google for constant location history tracking

08/21/2018, 08:08 am

A man from San Diego has launched a class action suit versus Google over the recent discovery that the company's iOS and Android apps continue to track a user's location even if Location History is disabled, calling the unwanted tracking a breach of the user's privacy.

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Huawei again accused of passing off DSLR photos as smartphone shots

08/20/2018, 02:08 pm

Commercial, which was shown in Egypt, implies that photos taken with the Nova 3 and 3i smartphone cameras -- something the Chinese company has been caught doing before.

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