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Apple's North Carolina 'Triangle' campus a 'done deal' if legislation passes

05/17/2018, 08:05 am

Apple's plan to set up a new campus in North Carolina's "Research Triangle" could be announced as early as June, with Republican legislators reportedly close to passing a financial incentives package granting benefits to the iPhone producer.

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YouTube Music subscription service arrives next week as Google puts its content ducks in a row

05/17/2018, 04:05 am

Google plans to roll out a major transformation of its subscriber content model next week with the relaunch of YouTube Music, a service designed to take on streaming providers Apple Music and Spotify, and the replacement of YouTube Red with YouTube Premium.

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Huawei beats Apple in China-focused corporate reputation survey

05/17/2018, 02:05 am

An annual study released by the Reputation Institute on Thursday claims Apple's stature in China in slumping, with the iPhone maker falling behind a number of U.S.-based multinational tech companies and local telecommunications giant Huawei.

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Apple Music rival Tidal accused of late royalty payments, inflating listener numbers

05/16/2018, 05:05 pm

Streaming music service Tidal is facing a raft of allegations about its business practices, including charges of late royalty payments, and artificially inflating the numbers for two of its biggest hits by Beyonce and Kanye West.

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US Senate votes to preserve net neutrality, but effort faces overwhelming odds

05/16/2018, 05:05 pm

U.S. Senate Democrats were handed a major victory on Wednesday when the body voted 52 to 47 in favor of undoing the Federal Communications Commission's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order, which ended Obama-era net neutrality protections.

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Apple may need to fight Amazon for land to build Northern Virginia campus

05/16/2018, 12:05 pm

Hot on the heels of reports that North Carolina is on Apple's short list for a new campus, another report suggests that Apple is in the same point in the decision making process for one in Northern Virginia, adjacent to Washington DC.

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Sonnet ships $199 Solo 10G Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet adapter offering 10 gigabit connectivity

05/16/2018, 12:05 pm

Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure producer Sonnet has launched a new accessory that adds a 10-gigabit Ethernet connection to a Mac or MacBook, allowing it to communicate with other devices on a high-speed wired network via the Mac's Thunderbolt 3 port.

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Apple eyeing North Carolina's Research Triangle for new campus [u]

05/16/2018, 11:05 am

Apple reportedly has the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill "Triangle" area at the top of its list for a new campus, with the state government working on an incentive package for the company.

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Steve Jobs speech from 1992 surfaces, talking about NeXT & Apple departure

05/16/2018, 10:05 am

In a 1992 talk on the MIT campus, Apple founder Steve Jobs assailed consultants, talked about his departure from Apple and how his ouster was a loss not just for him, but for consumers as well.

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Suspect identified in CIA 'Vault 7' leak that revealed iOS and Mac exploits

05/15/2018, 06:05 pm

U.S. officials have identified a primary suspect in the so-called "Vault 7" leak that released a massive cache of information detailing the Central Intelligence Agency's cyber tools, including software exploits targeting iPhone and Mac devices.

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Steve Jobs changed the face of Apple and retail forever on May 15, 2001

05/15/2018, 02:05 pm

On this day in 2001, Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple Store, changing not only how customers would buy Apple hardware and get service for purchases, but also alter brick-and-mortar retail forever.

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Future Apple biometric security may include scanning veins in a user's face

05/15/2018, 10:05 am

Apple's Face ID could become even more secure in the future, after the revelation the iPhone X producer has explored the possibility of scanning the pattern of veins in a user's face as another form of biometric authentication, one that could potentially tell identical twins apart.

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Tim Cook handily tops new rankings of most impactful CEOs driving corporate growth

05/15/2018, 10:05 am

A new analysis ranks CEOs by average monthly revenue growth during their tenure -- and Tim Cook clearly holds the top spot beating all comers including Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

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Tim Cook warned Donald Trump to cooperate with China on trade during White House meeting

05/15/2018, 09:05 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized the way U.S. President Donald Trump has handled trade with China in a meeting in April, it has been revealed, with Cook advising to focus on cooperation between the two countries instead of participating in a trade war.

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Hands On: FileMaker Pro 17 beefs up its app development features

05/15/2018, 09:05 am

The decades-old database software now wants to be where you go to create data-centric Mac, PC, cloud and iOS apps, and generally accomplishes what it set out to do.

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Adobe XD goes free with new Starter plan, Adobe announces $10M fund for designers

05/15/2018, 09:05 am

Adobe on Tuesday debuted a new Starter plan for Adobe XD, offering free access to the UI/UX design platform on Mac and Windows, mobile iOS and Android apps and backend services powered by Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Lisa Jackson wins ELI's 2018 Environmental Achievement Award for work with Apple & EPA

05/14/2018, 03:05 pm

A think tank, the Environmental Law Institute, is awarding Apple VP Lisa Jackson its Environmental Achievement Award both for her work at Apple and her long tenure with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she was made administrator under President Barack Obama.

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'EasyMesh' standard could simplify Wi-Fi mesh networks, allow interoperability

05/14/2018, 10:05 am

A newly-introduced Wi-Fi standard, EasyMesh, could potentially simplify the growing mesh router market and let people mix and match satellite units from different makers.

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Apple Watch use in Paralympian's training highlighted ahead of Global Accessibility Awareness Day

05/14/2018, 09:05 am

The Apple Watch has helped to improve the way U.S. Paralympian Austin Pruitt trains, a report reveals, highlighting Apple's work to make its products and services accessible to all users, ahead of Global Accessibility Awareness Day occurring on Thursday.

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Apple Mail affected by critical PGP, S/MIME encryption vulnerabilities

05/14/2018, 08:05 am

Vulnerabilities have been discovered in PGP and S/MIME that could allow an attacker to read emails encrypted using the standards, with one attack potentially allowing for a message to be decrypted by abusing a flaw in the way Mail for iOS and macOS renders HTML-based messages.

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