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McDonald's parodies Jony Ive Apple design videos in promo for 'the STRAW'

02/16/2017, 09:02 am

In a bid to sell its upcoming St. Patrick's-themed Chocolate Shamrock Shake, McDonald's has revealed "the STRAW," an accompanying product the fast food chain is marketing with a clip that pokes fun at Apple marketing videos, which frequently star chief design officer Jony Ive.

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Apple's WWDC 2017 returns to San Jose June 5-9, registration begins March 27

02/16/2017, 08:02 am

After spending the last 13 years in San Francisco, Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference will return to San Jose this June, moving it closer to the company's corporate campus in Cupertino.

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Future iPhones might notify users when their coverglass cracks

02/16/2017, 04:02 am

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of detecting and notifying users of cracks in a device coverglass, even if the break is a hairline fracture.

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Apple investigating manual winding Apple Watch, iPhone

02/16/2017, 02:02 am

According to an Apple patent application published on Thursday, the company is investigating device charging mechanisms capable of generating electricity through winding, as well as wearables powered by constant spring tension, like a traditional wristwatch.

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Police arrest gang who stole iPhones from Madrid Apple store by chewing security cables

02/15/2017, 01:02 pm

Spanish police have arrested ten people for repeatedly stealing iPhones from an Apple Store in Madrid over a two-month period, with gang members caught on camera chewing through the security tethers used to protect the store from theft.

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Jaguar Shell app lets UK drivers refuel using Apple Pay from inside their car

02/15/2017, 11:02 am

Jaguar Land Rover and Shell have collaborated on a new payment system that can be used to purchase fuel at Shell service stations without leaving the vehicle, with an app for the car's infotainment system launching in the UK with support for Apple Pay.

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Progress on bringing Apple Pay to South Korea 'still in an early stage'

02/15/2017, 10:02 am

Though Apple is working on launching Apple Pay in South Korea, the mobile payments system is still some ways out -- and the company has yet to hold a critical meeting with the government, according to a local report.

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CFO Luca Maestri discusses Apple R&D, potential of 'Spaceship' HQ as tourism draw

02/15/2017, 10:02 am

In an interview this week, Apple's Chief Financial Luca Maestri addressed questions regarding Apple's research spending, a possible import tax as part of a larger reform package, and the new Apple Headquarters as tourist attraction.

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Apple's confidence, acquisitions strategy stand in the way of large takeovers

02/15/2017, 10:02 am

Apple has been unable to pull off large acquisitions because it often feels it doesn't need to, but also because of its hesitant approach to the process, a report suggested on Wednesday.

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D-Link Omna 180 HomeKit camera launches at Apple's online store, coming to retail this month

02/15/2017, 09:02 am

A day after the D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD showed up on Apple's website in Europe, the HomeKit-connected accessory is now available to purchase in the U.S. and elsewhere, with the first deliveries arriving as soon as next week.

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Apple to oppose 'Right to Repair' legislation in Nebraska, report says

02/14/2017, 11:02 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Apple is planning to send a representative to testify against a proposed "Right to Repair" bill in Nebraska that would require the company provide consumers and third-party repair shops access to service manuals and parts.

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How to add, use and remove passes in Apple's Wallet app for iOS

02/14/2017, 06:02 pm

For some people, the Wallet app in iOS might be synonymous with Apple Pay -- something you only see briefly after double-tapping the home button. For the experienced though, it's also a way of keeping passes handy without stuffing paper copies in your pocket.

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HomeKit-enabled D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD spotted in German Apple Store ahead of US availability

02/14/2017, 03:02 pm

D-Link has started to ship its HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD in Europe, with the network-connected camera now appearing in regional online Apple Stores in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

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South Korean prosecutors look to arrest head of Samsung in influence scandal

02/14/2017, 09:02 am

Following 15 hours of questioning the executive on Monday, a South Korean special prosecutor's office is once again seeking an arrest warrant for the head of the Samsung Group -- Jay Y. Lee -- in an influence-peddling scandal threatening to topple the country's President, Park Geun-hye.

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Apple patents screen tech capable of reading fingerprints without dedicated sensor

02/14/2017, 04:02 am

An Apple patent grant on Tuesday suggests the company is looking to leverage its LuxVue acquisition to integrate display technology capable of reading a user's fingerprint without a dedicated sensor, a design feature rumored to see release with "iPhone 8."

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Apple working to combat fake news in News app, Eddy Cue says

02/14/2017, 01:02 am

Apple's internet service chief Eddy Cue in an interview Monday night said the tech sector has a responsibility to protect consumers from the recent scourge of fake news, revealing Apple is working on backend solutions to the problem.

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Apple's Eddy Cue reveals first 'Planet of the Apps' clip, says 'Carpool Karaoke' to debut in April

02/14/2017, 12:02 am

Apple SVP of Internet and Software Services Eddy Cue joined media partners during Monday's Code Media conference, covering a wide range of topics including the company's upcoming Apple Music exclusives "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke."

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How to watch Apple SVP Eddy Cue's interview at Code Media live

02/13/2017, 09:02 pm

Apple SVP of Internet and Software Services Eddy Cue will sit down with Recode's Peter Kafka as part of the publication's Code Media conference later today. Here's how to tune in live from your iPhone or Mac.

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CareKit, hardware design net Apple 4th place on Fast Company 2017 'Most Innovative Companies' list

02/13/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple was awarded fourth place in Fast Company's" Most Innovative Companies" list, as well as scoring highly in rankings for health-related products and consumer electronics.

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'Apple Cafe' from 1996 shows early work on branded retail presence

02/13/2017, 02:02 pm

Designers of an "Apple Cafe," what may have been the predecessor to the Apple Store, have revealed in an interview about what could have been, just prior to Steve Jobs's return to the company.

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