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Firefox gets support for Google's WebP image format, leaving Apple Safari as main holdout

10/05/2018, 02:10 pm

Mozilla this week announced that it will support Google's compressed WebP image format in Firefox, leaving Apple's Safari as the one flagship browser without any compatibility.

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UK's GCHQ, U.S. officials cast doubt on iCloud server spy chip report

10/05/2018, 09:10 am

A report claiming Apple and almost 30 other companies were targeted by Chinese spies embedding chips in hardware has faced more scrutiny over the last 24 hours, with government officials and security agencies sharing doubts over the story's accuracy.

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Apple running free coding sessions across European stores for EU Code Week

10/05/2018, 08:10 am

On Friday Apple announced plans to offer some 2,000 free coding workshops across its European stores between Oct. 6 and 21, reflecting its participation in EU Code Week.

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Boot Camp users may want to wait to install the latest Windows 10 update

10/04/2018, 02:10 pm

Users of Boot Camp may want to hold off on the October update for Windows 10, as users are reporting instances of file deletions and issues with Intel drivers, both of which are causing problems for some using Microsoft's operating system on their Mac.

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Apple might enhance Apple Pencil, touchscreens with ultrasonic technology

10/04/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple is looking into ways to use ultrasonic-based technology to perform touch sensing, including creating new layers for touch screens and potential changes to the Apple Pencil to include ultrasonic transducers for more accurate movement detection.

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Apple exploring use of ear detection in future over-ear headphones

10/04/2018, 10:10 am

Apple is examining ways to improve the listening experience when using earphones, including automatically adjusting the audio based on a user's ear shape in over-ear headphones, and even automatically switching channels between the left and right ear cups if the headphones are worn the wrong way around.

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Apple tops Interbrand's Best Global Brands list for sixth year running

10/04/2018, 08:10 am

For the sixth year in a row, Apple is leading an annual brand ranking published by consulting firm Interbrand, although Amazon is nipping at the iPhone producer's heels.

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Apple denies claim China slipped spy chips into its iCloud server hardware [u]

10/04/2018, 07:10 am

A Bloomberg report claims Apple, Amazon, and almost 30 other companies were the subject of hacking by Chinese spies embedding chips in hardware for surveillance purposes, a story that Apple has now twice refuted as "wrong and misinformed."

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Apple sued over AirDrop technology

10/03/2018, 08:10 pm

Patent troll Uniloc returned to form on Wednesday after a months-long hiatus from lobbing allegations against Apple, this time challenging the company's AirDrop file sharing technology with a 2006 Philips patent.

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Apple executives receive over $30M each in vested stock bonus

10/03/2018, 07:10 pm

Members of Apple's leadership team on Monday reaped a batch of vested restricted stock units worth more than $30 million, a bonus for exceeding board-mandated performance metrics.

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Cable & ISP groups sue to block California's net neutrality protections

10/03/2018, 03:10 pm

Four industry organizations have leveled a joint lawsuit against the state of California, hoping to stop net neutrality rules that could impact how they do business.

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Tim Cook will deliver keynote at European Union's privacy conference

10/03/2018, 02:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be speaking at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners on October 24, delivering the keynote during the public 'Debating Ethics' session at the European conference.

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Amazon updates Fire TV Stick with 4K, Dolby Atmos, all HDR standards

10/03/2018, 09:10 am

Amazon on Wednesday launched a new version of its Fire TV Stick, adding not just 4K video but support for Dolby Atmos surround sound and all three major HDR (high dynamic range) formats.

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Wi-Fi spec naming getting simplified with new numbering scheme

10/03/2018, 09:10 am

The Wi-Fi Alliance is rebranding the terms used to identify different types of Wi-Fi connection in a bid to simplify the naming system for the general public, with 802.11ac being retroactively renamed "Wi-Fi 5" and the next-generation 802.11ax technology arriving next year as the more easily understood "Wi-Fi 6."

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Availability shrinking for LG UltraFine 5K Display at Apple Stores

10/03/2018, 08:10 am

The online Apple Store is no longer offering in-store pickup for the LG UltraFine 5K Display for a large number of outlets around the globe, a possible indication that the screens may be replaced by a new model, potentially even the anticipated Apple-produced displays.

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Apple joins other tech giants denouncing Australia encryption backdoor proposals

10/03/2018, 07:10 am

Apple is joining Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook in opposing a proposed law in Australia that would force companies to provide law enforcement officials access to encrypted data for the purposes of fighting crime, or face steep penalties.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks privacy, China and Alex Jones with HBO's VICE News Tonight

10/02/2018, 08:10 pm

In a one-on-one interview with HBO's VICE News Tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a series of hard-hitting questions from correspondent Elle Reeves concerning data privacy, Apple's dealings in China, the Alex Jones controversy and more.

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Apple to reveal Q4 2018 earnings on Nov. 1

10/02/2018, 06:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced plans to report quarterly earnings for the fourth quarter of 2018 at the end of trading on Nov. 1, when company executives could reveal an initial glimpse at iPhone XS and XS Max sales performance.

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Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 & Surface Studio 2

10/02/2018, 05:10 pm

At a Tuesday press event Microsoft revealed three new computers in its touch-capable Surface line, leading with the Surface Pro 6, a competitor to both iPads and MacBooks.

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Tim Cook to appear on HBO's Vice News to discuss privacy, more

10/02/2018, 05:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear in a one-on-one interview with HBO's Vice News on Tuesday, where he is set to discuss hot-button issues including data privacy and encryption.

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