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Apple's 'experiential retail' success lies in improving a customer's life claims Angela Ahrendts

01/29/2019, 07:01 am

Apple is excelling at retail because it has different aims to other stores, retail chief Angela Ahrendts advised in an interview, with the company bucking the trend of store closures though "experiential retail" and providing education to the customer, rather than just selling merchandise.

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Apple disables Group FaceTime as it works on privacy bug fix

01/28/2019, 11:01 pm

After the discovery of a bug in FaceTime that allows callers to listen in on a recipient's device, even if they don't pick up, Apple late Monday notified users that the service has been temporarily disabled.

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DOJ charges Huawei with stealing trade secrets, financial fraud, violating sanctions, more

01/28/2019, 07:01 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday formally filed criminal charges against Chinese smartphone and communications equipment manufacturer Huawei, alongside company CFO Wanzhou Meng and "unofficial affiliate" Skycom, for a range of alleged misdeeds including theft of trade secrets and wire fraud.

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Vizio now testing SmartCast 3.0 with AirPlay 2, final release coming in the spring

01/28/2019, 09:01 am

Vizio has launched a sign up for the beta of SmartCast 3.0, its upcoming TV interface -- which also weaves in support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

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Apple's iPad 'helped transform' hockey, NHL commissioner tells Apple employees

01/28/2019, 07:01 am

The commissioner of the NHL and players from the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers paid a visit to Apple Park on Thursday, speaking to employees about innovation and technology in sports, and the collaboration between the league and Apple.

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Court rules man must be given access to husband's iCloud photos

01/27/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple must provide a man access to the iCloud account of his late husband so he can retrieve family photos shot with an iPhone and a dedicated camera, a New York judge has ruled.

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Taking a look at the rumors surrounding Apple's 'AirPods 2'

01/26/2019, 11:01 am

Apple's AirPods are a highly popular accessory, but with the possibility of a second-generation on the way that could include health tracking-related features, the next version is likely to be both more useful and even more desirable. AppleInsider looks at the rumors surrounding the upcoming earwear.

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Apple's Johny Srouji supposedly not considering Intel CEO position

01/25/2019, 11:01 pm

A report in January pegged Apple SVP of hardware technologies Johny Srouji as a potential candidate to become Intel's next CEO, but a new rumor claims the executive recently informed staff that he is not leaving the Cupertino tech giant.

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Apple's Australian tax bill falls to $164M despite rising profits

01/25/2019, 11:01 am

Apple's Australian tax bill dropped AUD$18.8 million to $164 million in 2018, despite revenues climbing from $8.04 billion to $9.08 billion, and gross profits rising from $756 million to $900 million, a report revealed on Friday.

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If you've got mystery artists in your Spotify history, here's why

01/25/2019, 10:01 am

A number of Spotify listeners are encountering unknown artists in their play histories, something that appears connected to a 2018 security breach at Facebook.

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Apple posts 'Shot on iPhone' film 'The Bucket' to celebrate Chinese New Year

01/24/2019, 11:01 pm

In commemoration of Chinese New Year, which falls on Feb. 5, Apple on Thursday posted to its YouTube channel a special "Shot on iPhone" short film created by renowned director and screenwriter Jia Zhangke.

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Apple to compensate 'Shot on iPhone Challenge' winners for use of photos

01/24/2019, 08:01 pm

Apple caused a bit of a stir in the artistic community this week when it announced a "Shot on iPhone Challenge" that select works from ten iPhone photographers to plaster on marketing materials like billboards, all presumably without pay. The company has since updated terms of the contest to note winning artists will indeed be compensated for their work.

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Apple iPhone modem supplier Intel cites weak demand in Q4 earnings miss

01/24/2019, 07:01 pm

Slowing iPhone sales have seemingly impacted another major tech industry player, as Intel on Thursday blamed lower-than-expected revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018 in part on weak modem demand.

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Tim Cook talks reveals plans for Prague Apple store in talk with Czech Prime Minister

01/24/2019, 05:01 pm

One of Apple CEO Tim Cook's meetings at the World Economic Forum on Thursday was with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who managed to secure a promise of an Apple store in the country's capital, Prague.

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Apple sued over Bluetooth communications in devices going back to iPhone 3GS

01/24/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has become the target of a new lawsuit from Rembrandt Wireless Technologies over infringement claims on two patents related to Bluetooth, following after a successful case where Samsung was ordered to pay $11.1 million in a similar lawsuit.

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Mac malware attack found to hide payload in advertising graphics

01/24/2019, 02:01 pm

A new way of attacking macOS with malware has been detailed by security researchers, with malicious online advertising found to have used steganography to disguise its payload within the ad's image files, in order to fool security systems.

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Fulfilling a WWDC promise, Microsoft Office 365 arrives on the Mac App Store

01/24/2019, 01:01 pm

Now you can download Microsoft Word, Excel and most of the rest of the suite from Apple's Mac App Store, and sign up for a subscription with an in-app purchase.

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Sonos looking to battle Apple & Beats in high-end headphone market

01/24/2019, 11:01 am

Sonos is reportedly poised to challenge Apple and other high-end headphone makers, entering that market by 2020 with some unique features in tow.

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Tim Cook's continuing Davos meetings include leaders of Austria, Italy & Dubai

01/24/2019, 10:01 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is apparently meeting with a host of world leaders during his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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The first smartphones without ports aren't from Apple

01/24/2019, 09:01 am

Perhaps beating Apple to the punch on where many people see the iPhone headed, two Chinese brands have teased the first smartphones without any physical buttons, or even any connector ports.

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