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Environmental & poisonous gas sensors on a future iPhone could save your life

01/24/2019, 08:01 am

Apple is exploring the possibility of integrating miniature gas sensors in HomeKit devices and the iPhone that could detect poisonous gases and other environmental hazards and alert the user to their presence.

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Apple lays off more than 200 employees from 'Project Titan' autonomous vehicle team

01/24/2019, 01:01 am

In what is being billed internally as a restructuring effort, Apple this week released more than 200 employees from its "Project Titan" group, a secretive branch of the company focused on developing self-driving car technologies.

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Hulu drops cost of ad-based tier, but hikes Live TV option to $44.99

01/23/2019, 02:01 pm

Hulu on Wednesday announced significant changes to its pricing schemes, making it cheaper to get in the door of the streaming service, but more expensive for access to Live TV.

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Egypt calls for more direct presence from Apple amid pressure on iPhone prices

01/23/2019, 11:01 am

The Egyptian government has been talking with Apple about the prospect of implementing a more direct corporate presence, according to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli.

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YouTube TV goes nationwide in time for Super Bowl, but some markets missing channels

01/23/2019, 10:01 am

Live streaming service YouTube TV is now officially available across the U.S., though some small gaps remain and other regions may lack access to one or more of the four major broadcasters.

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Tim Cook spotted eating with Brazil's Bolsonaro, Microsoft's Nadella & others at Davos

01/23/2019, 09:01 am

Attending this week's World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for dinner with a high-profile collection of fellow guests, including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and the newly-elected far-right President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.

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Apple's second-generation AirPods with health tracking features coming first half 2019

01/23/2019, 07:01 am

The second generation of Apple's AirPods will arrive in the first half of 2019, according to supply chain sources, with the wearable devices expected to include health tracking functionality that will make them more attractive in the overall wearables market.

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Apple's Tim Cook meets with power brokers at Davos, says education efforts 'for the people'

01/22/2019, 05:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Davos, Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum, where corporate and political leaders gather to discuss their plans for the future.

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Apple says the iPhone is a valuable readiness aid in a world impacted by climate change

01/22/2019, 03:01 pm

To a degree, Apple could actually benefit from the impacts of climate change with the iPhone a crucial part of a customer's readiness for a crisis, the company said in an unusual statement made public on Tuesday.

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Apple locks Fortune's 'Most Admired Company' title for 12 years in a row

01/22/2019, 09:01 am

Unfazed by iPhone sales or claims of stagnation, Apple on Tuesday claimed the top spot in Fortune's annual "World's Most Admired Companies" list -- for the 12th year in a row.

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Apple Upper East Side store in NYC wins AIA award for interior architecture

01/21/2019, 10:01 pm

Apple recently received an award from the American Institute of Architects for the extensive repurposing of a Manhattan bank into a high-tech retail outlet, an undertaking that married painstaking exterior and interior restoration with newly fabricated design elements.

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Japan could expand local privacy rules to cover multinationals like Apple

01/21/2019, 12:01 pm

Japan should consider legal changes so it can enforce domestic privacy rules on foreign tech firms like Apple and Google, according to a government communications panel.

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Apple employees donated $365M over eight years via internal Giving program

01/21/2019, 11:01 am

Apple's internal Giving program has raised more than $365 million for non-profit organizations around the world since its creation, a feature on the charitable efforts by the iPhone maker's employees reads, with more than a quarter of a million hours of employee time volunteered in 2018 alone.

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Apple's homepage again honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/21/2019, 10:01 am

Apple is commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States by using its homepage to highlight the work and life of the civil rights activist.

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Crime blotter: A Walmart iPhone theft ring, New Hampshire delivery scammers sentenced

01/20/2019, 02:01 pm

Police are seeking a pair of thieves nabbing Apple gear late at night from WalMarts, 1400 iPads lifted by civil servant, FedEx employees nabbed for grabbing Apple packages, and more in the latest Apple-related crime blotter.

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Apple to streamline team management in Apple Developer Program and App Store Connect

01/18/2019, 07:01 pm

Apple in February will change the way it handles development teams for organizations, unifying individual memberships into a single set of roles across the Apple Developer website and App Store Connect.

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Apple & Qualcomm relationship broke down over concerns of proprietary code misuse

01/18/2019, 03:01 pm

Rather than patent royalties, the ongoing fight between Apple and Qualcomm may have originated over concerns about code, according to leaked emails.

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Microsoft suggests shift to iPhone as Windows 10 Mobile end of support date announced

01/18/2019, 02:01 pm

Microsoft is recommending users of Windows 10 Mobile devices migrate to other platforms, including iOS, after the software giant confirmed the end of support for the mobile operating system by the end of 2019.

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Apple & other tech giants cited by Austrian group for failing to meet GDPR

01/18/2019, 09:01 am

An non-profit organization, noyb, has launched a complaint with the Austrian government against Apple, YouTube, and several other major tech companies, saying they've failed to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

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Google pays Fossil $40M for smartwatch IP to compete with Apple Watch

01/18/2019, 08:01 am

Google's attempts to take on the Apple Watch in the wearable devices market with Wear OS may receive a boost, after the revelation the search giant will be paying watch maker Fossil $40 million to buy the company's smartwatch-related intellectual property.

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