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Apple details tools to help developers comply with new EU data regulations

03/30/2018, 06:03 pm

Apple on Friday unveiled a set of developer tools designed to keep app makers in line with the European Union's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation, a set of rules that grants users more control over their digital histories.

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Disgruntled HomePod owners say firmware update alters sound quality

03/29/2018, 09:03 pm

A number of HomePod owners are airing their dissatisfaction over Apple's first firmware update for the device, saying the new software tweaks the speaker's sonic fingerprint, a specific sound for which customers paid a hefty premium.

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MyFitnessPal data breach exposes email addresses, passwords of 150M accounts

03/29/2018, 06:03 pm

Under Armour's popular health and nutrition app and corresponding website MyFitnessPal was hit with a security breach in February that exposed the usernames, email addresses and passwords of about 150 million users, the company said on Thursday.

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Apple will let users download all iCloud and Apple ID data to comply with new European rules [u]

03/29/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple is switching up its privacy policies to satisfy the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect May 25 -- most notably by offering a way to download all personal data stored on Apple servers. [Updated with more details and clarification provided to AppleInsider by Apple]

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Hands on: Mantiz Thunderbolt 3 dock gives USB-A and VGA to MacBook Pro owners

03/29/2018, 10:03 am

Mantiz took its experience in building a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure, and used it to make the new Mantiz Titan dock -- and AppleInsider just got its hands on one.

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Tim Cook airs views on American manufacturing, DACA, and Freedom of Speech

03/28/2018, 03:03 pm

Tim Cook's political comments during today's MSNBC interview touched on a number of areas, ranging from the government's immigration policies and handling of DACA, to U.S. job creation, and his views on Apple's handling of controversial content in apps and services usable on the company's products.

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Education, coding skills key to future employment and strong US says Apple CEO Tim Cook

03/28/2018, 01:03 pm

'Change needs to happen' to the way students are taught in schools, Apple CEO Tim Cook insists in Wednesday's MSNBC town hall interview, with further comments on education touching on how to bring technology to disadvantaged classrooms and why everyone should learn to code.

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Tim Cook: Facebook's Cambridge Analytica consumer data debacle forces tech industry beyond self-regulation

03/28/2018, 12:03 pm

Speaking on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized Facebook for its mishandling and commercialization of consumer data, and again concedes that the time may be past for self-regulation of how companies handle personal information.

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A big win for new affordable housing next to Apple Park

03/28/2018, 12:03 pm

A dead shopping mall next to Apple Park has been fighting to reinvent itself as a mix of retail, offices and new housing for years, only to be blindsided by NIMBY groups seeking to protect high housing prices. A new state law, however, promises to streamline approval enable the market to solve California's dire housing shortage.

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Apple to turn Lane Tech into 'Center for Excellence' for training teachers on Swift

03/28/2018, 11:03 am

Apple on Wednesday announced a partnership with Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University, which will establish a "Center for Excellence" at Lane Tech College Prep High School -- the place where Apple held its Tuesday iPad event.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Revolution: Apple Changing the World' interview records this morning

03/28/2018, 10:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be taking part in a town hall-style interview later today, which will be recorded for MSNBC's 'Revolution: Apple Changing the World' special at Chicago's Lane Tech College Prep High School, talking about Apple's educational efforts and its latest product launches.

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Google faces $9 billion in damages after ripping off Java in Android

03/28/2018, 05:03 am

A lawsuit seeking damages from Google over its willful appropriation of Java as the basis of its Android operating system has been slowly grinding through the courts for most of the last decade. It has finally concluded that Google's taking of Java "was not fair" use, opening up Google to billions in damages.

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Investigation finds FBI did not exhaust all options before taking Apple to trial in San Bernardino case

03/27/2018, 08:03 pm

An investigation into the FBI's aggressive attempt to force Apple to assist in the unlocking of an iPhone tied to 2016's San Bernardino shooting suggests a lack of communication, red tape and perhaps political motives were at play in taking the case to court.

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'Field Trip' schedule emphasizes education focus of Apple event

03/27/2018, 09:03 am

Apple has started to issue itineraries to attendees of its 'Field Trip' event later today, with the schedule further emphasizing the presentation and following sessions will be heavily focused on education-related topics, including teaching students how to code.

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Apple supplier Foxconn buys Belkin, Linksys, Wemo for $866M

03/26/2018, 09:03 pm

A subsidiary of longtime Apple supply partner Foxconn on Monday announced the acquisition of popular accessory maker Belkin, which also owns Linksys, Phyn and Wemo brands, for approximately $866 million.

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Apple opens application process for 350 WWDC scholarships

03/26/2018, 06:03 pm

As it has done in most other years, Apple has started taking WWDC scholarship applications for attendees that could not otherwise afford to attend the $1500 event.

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Live from Apple's 'Field Trip' education event in Chicago

03/26/2018, 06:03 pm

Join AppleInsider as we provide live coverage of Apple's "Let's take a field trip" event from Chicago's Lane Tech College Prep High School on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. CDT (11:00 a.m. EDT, 8 a.m. PDT), where the company is expected to discuss educational initiatives and perhaps unveil new hardware.

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FTC confirms Facebook probe over Cambridge Analytica user data fiasco

03/26/2018, 12:03 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating Facebook's privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, confirming in a statement the existence of a probe into the social network's activities after settling an earlier investigation with a consent decree in 2011.

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Craig Federighi argues against renewed push for law enforcement backdoor to iPhone

03/26/2018, 09:03 am

Apple's senior VP of software engineering maintained the company's hard line on encryption in response to a story saying the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice are renewing their pursuit of backdoors for searches by law enforcement.

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If you don't want to delete your Facebook account, here's how to cut back

03/25/2018, 03:03 pm

Facebook tests the limits of people's tolerance for use of private information, as well as over regular changing of privacy settings for their users with little or no notice. Obviously, you can delete your Facebook account, but what if you're not ready to purge everything?

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