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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Samsung accused of poisoning over 200 workers, then withholding information on toxins it exposed them to

Samsung accused of poisoning over 200 workers, then withholding information on toxins it exposed them to

One of Apple's largest component suppliers, Samsung Electronics, is the subject of a new investigative report regarding its withholding of critical information about the toxic chemicals its employees were exposed to while working in the company's factories.

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New Manhattan Apple Store at World Trade Center to open Tuesday August 16th

New Manhattan Apple Store at World Trade Center to open Tuesday August 16th

Apple has announced an August 16th grand opening date for its new retail store located within the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan.

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Apple's ConnectED now serving iPads to more than 9,000 teachers, 32,000 students at 114 underserved schools

Apple's ConnectED now serving iPads to more than 9,000 teachers, 32,000 students at 114 underserved schools

Apple announced today that its commitment to ConnectED has resulted in 32,145 students in underserved public schools gaining access to iPads for the 2016 school year, as well as Macs and iPads for more than 9,042 teachers.

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Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors

Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors

Microsoft has demonstrated why the FBI's desire for "Golden Key" backdoors allowing "good guys" to bypass security is such a bad idea: it inadvertently released its own keys to Windows tablets, phones, HoloLens and other devices using UEFI Secure Boot.

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Google updates iOS versions of Docs, Sheets & Slides with iPad multitasking

Google updates iOS versions of Docs, Sheets & Slides with iPad multitasking

Google on Wednesday released important updates to its Docs, Sheets, and Slides clients for iOS, finally giving iPad owners access to true multitasking with its productivity suite.

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Judge says 'common sense' not enough to invalidate patent in Arendi v. Apple & Google

Judge says 'common sense' not enough to invalidate patent in Arendi v. Apple & Google

Judges cannot invoke "common sense" when considering the validity of a patent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on Wednesday, impacting a case pitting Arendi S.A.R.L. against Apple and Google.

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Apple's Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi discuss failures and resultant victories

Apple's Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi discuss failures and resultant victories

Extending an interview series about the past, present and future of Apple, senior vice presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi talk about the company's initial failures, a harsh media spotlight, and how it shapes what consumers end up with.

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Police hunting for suspects in burglary at Apple Cupertino office

Police hunting for suspects in burglary at Apple Cupertino office

Sheriff's deputies are still scouring San Jose for two suspects thought to have burglarized an Apple office in Cupertino, having already chased down and arrested a third suspect near a Starbucks, according to ongoing reports.

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Rumor: 'A10' CPUs destined for Apple's 'iPhone 7' surface in new pics

Rumor: 'A10' CPUs destined for Apple's 'iPhone 7' surface in new pics

With the announcement of Apple's next-generation iPhone said to be less than a month away, suppliers are undoubtedly gearing up for a massive product launch, and new pictures claim to show the "A10" chip that could power the "iPhone 7."

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Apple one step closer to Indian stores after latest finance ministry decision

Apple one step closer to Indian stores after latest finance ministry decision

India's finance minister has reportedly ratified a proposal that would allow single-brand retailers like Apple to be exempt for local sourcing rules for three years if they provide "cutting-edge" technology.

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Redesigned, ultra-thin MacBook Pro with AMD GPU not expected to debut at 'iPhone 7' event Sept. 7

Redesigned, ultra-thin MacBook Pro with AMD GPU not expected to debut at 'iPhone 7' event Sept. 7

Although Apple is nearing the completion of a redesigned MacBook Pro, it probably won't make its appearance at an "iPhone 7" event expected on Sept. 7, a report said on Wednesday.

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Anticipated MacBook Pro redesign boosting profits for Apple hinge manufacturer

Anticipated MacBook Pro redesign boosting profits for Apple hinge manufacturer

With a shift to highly precise metal injection molding-fabricated hinges probable in a new, thinner MacBook Pro, manufacturers that can generate the parts are greatly exceeding expectations.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

ESPN to launch subscription streaming service following BAMTech purchase

ESPN to launch subscription streaming service following BAMTech purchase

The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday announced a $1 billion deal that buys a 33 percent share of BAMTech, a video streaming company whose technology will be used to launch an ESPN streaming service in the near future.

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Apple counters Australian banks' call for iPhone NFC access, cites handset security

Apple counters Australian banks' call for iPhone NFC access, cites handset security

Rebuking overtures from Australia's big-three banks looking to break in on Apple Pay's success, Apple in a letter to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this week said requests for access to iPhone's digital wallet technology would fundamentally undermine the handset's security safeguards.

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Deals: Grab the lowest prices on iMacs and MacBooks with AppleCare (up to $430 off) with exclusive coupons

Deals: Grab the lowest prices on iMacs and MacBooks with AppleCare (up to $430 off) with exclusive coupons

AI readers can use exclusive coupons this week to score the lowest prices anywhere on 27-inch iMac 5Ks, 15-inch MacBook Pros and remaining 2015 12-inch MacBooks bundled with AppleCare. Save up to $430 instantly with free shipping and no tax in most states.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Apple Inc. gears up to distribute $3.2 billion in dividends to shareholders

Apple Inc. gears up to distribute $3.2 billion in dividends to shareholders

On August 11, Apple will pay shareholders of record a quarterly dividend of $0.57 per share, but investors must have had settled ownership of the company's stock on Monday August 8 in order to qualify. Apple will pay out $3.2 billion in dividends on its outstanding shares for the quarter.

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Deals: 12" MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for $999; 128GB iPad Air 2 for $499; $350 off 13" MacBook Air; $400 off 21" iMac

Deals: 12

Back by popular demand, B&H is taking $550 off the 1.3GHz 2015 12" MacBook in Space Gray with free Parallels. Or save $200 on the 128GB iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi Only). Apple's Early 2015 13" MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 4GB, 256GB) is also marked down to $849, while a 21" iMac is $899.

Reported Samsung Pay flaw lets thieves remotely collect credit card credentials

Reported Samsung Pay flaw lets thieves remotely collect credit card credentials

Samsung Pay's legacy point-of-sale system compatibility mode may be insecure, as a token theft and remote use vulnerability was demonstrated by a security researcher at the Black Hat conference.

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Refurbished 12.9-inch iPad Pro now on sale through Apple's online store

Refurbished 12.9-inch iPad Pro now on sale through Apple's online store

Apple on Tuesday began sales of refurbished 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, offering substantial discounts ahead of an anticipated fall refresh.

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Chrome 53 will begin phase-out of Adobe Flash, Google says

Chrome 53 will begin phase-out of Adobe Flash, Google says

A promised wind-down of Flash support in Chrome will start with Chrome 53, releasing next month, Google announced on Tuesday.

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South Korean company said to be working on 'Apple Car' battery tech

South Korean company said to be working on 'Apple Car' battery tech

A South Korean company's physical advancement in hollow-cored lithium-ion battery technology is allegedly on tap for the potential future "Apple Car" currently in development under the "Project Titan" aegis.

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Apple issues fifth developer betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, macOS Sierra [u]

Apple issues fifth developer betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, macOS Sierra [u]

Just over a week after providing developers with the fourth beta pre-release builds of its major upcoming platforms, Apple followed up with the fifth developer betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra, as well as a new public beta of iOS 10. [Updated]

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Apple fighting to stem fake Bitcoin apps on App Store

Apple fighting to stem fake Bitcoin apps on App Store

Apple is reportedly working to counter an influx of counterfeit Bitcoin wallets on the App Store, which in some cases may be robbing users of coins worth thousands of dollars.

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Foxconn rumored to be examining glass phone enclosures for 2017 iPhone

Foxconn rumored to be examining glass phone enclosures for 2017 iPhone

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is reportedly looking into all-glass enclosures for future mobile devices, reiterating previous rumors slating a new design and enclosure for an iPhone to be released in 2017.

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Apple's security measures in iOS detailed at Black Hat conference

Apple's security measures in iOS detailed at Black Hat conference

Apple engineer Ivan Krstić spoke on far more than Apple's new bug bounty program at the Black Hat security conference, and delved into the inner workings of iOS hardware and software security features both in iOS 9 and the forthcoming iOS 10.

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Decision on Apple's Irish data center plans expected by end of August

Decision on Apple's Irish data center plans expected by end of August

An Bord Pleanála — an independent appeals review body — said it will likely make its decision on Apple's Irish data center by the end of the month, either greenlighting the company's development plans, or potentially causing delays.

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Apple & TSMC working on 10nm 'A11' chips for 2017 devices - report

Apple & TSMC working on 10nm 'A11' chips for 2017 devices - report

Apple and chip manufacturer TSMC are working together on a 10-nanometer "A11" processor design, expected to go into production later in 2017, a report reiterated on Tuesday.

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Apple denies price fixing allegations in Russian mobile market

Apple denies price fixing allegations in Russian mobile market

Apple has categorically denied that it has manipulated the Russian smartphone market, and has declared that resellers in the country instead set their own pricing.

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Rumor: Apple working on entirely new, advanced health-tracking hardware for 2017 launch

Rumor: Apple working on entirely new, advanced health-tracking hardware for 2017 launch

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple could be planning to unveil a "killer new product" developed within its health laboratories, a new report claims — though details are vague.

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'Stranger Things' poster created using Apple's iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

'Stranger Things' poster created using Apple's iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Netflix's 80s sci-fi/horror revival "Stranger Things" has garnered high acclaim since its debut in July, and it turns out Apple, or at least one of its products, played a role in creating the series' all important poster art.

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Monday, August 08, 2016

Latest 'Pokemon Go' update brings safety warnings, returns battery saver mode

Latest 'Pokemon Go' update brings safety warnings, returns battery saver mode

Wildly popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go received a major update on Monday, bringing back a useful battery saver mode and introducing a safety feature that dissuades users from playing while driving.

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Apple unveils streamlined iTunes Connect screenshot upload process

Apple unveils streamlined iTunes Connect screenshot upload process

Making good on a promise from this year's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple on Monday rolled out a new iTunes Connect feature that streamlines screenshot and app preview uploading for developers marketing software across multiple device types.

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AT&T to pay $7.75M for allowing phone bill 'cramming'

AT&T to pay $7.75M for allowing phone bill 'cramming'

The Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced AT&T will pay $7.75 million in fines and refunds for allowing scammers to operate a "cramming" scheme that saddled thousands of customers with charges for a fraudulent directory service.

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Hyundai upgrades older Azera, Sonata & Veloster models with Apple CarPlay

Hyundai upgrades older Azera, Sonata & Veloster models with Apple CarPlay

Hyundai on Monday signaled the arrival of Apple CarPlay on 2015 and 2016 models of the Azera, as well as 2016 versions of the Veloster and Sonata Hybrid/Plug-In Hybrid.

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FeatureInside iOS 10: Apple's Data Detectors offer quick details on music, movies, actors

Inside iOS 10: Apple's Data Detectors offer quick details on music, movies, actors

Finding local movie showtimes or viewing an artist's complete discography will be as simple as striking up a conversation in Messages, thanks to expanded content-driven Data Detectors included in Apple's upcoming iOS 10.

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Hulu says it will kill off free tier, push free shows to partners like Yahoo

Hulu says it will kill off free tier, push free shows to partners like Yahoo

Hulu on Monday announced that it's discontinuing its free service in favor of its paid tiers, though people will still be able to watch some videos at no cost elsewhere — including through Yahoo's new streaming TV site, Yahoo View.

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New Google Photos ad riffs on struggles of 16GB iPhone users

New Google Photos ad riffs on struggles of 16GB iPhone users

A new advertisement for Google Photos presents a solution for storage woes on low-capacity iPhones. But the pitch could have less relevancy if rumors prove true and Apple gives up on 16-gigabyte base configurations with the 'iPhone 7.'

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Russian government probes allegations of iPhone price fixing by resellers

Russian government probes allegations of iPhone price fixing by resellers

Russian resellers may be breaking price-fixing laws by offering iPhone models for the same prices across the board, regardless of the vendor, the country's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service said on Monday.

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Apple Pay comes to Canadian vending machines through PayRange app

Apple Pay comes to Canadian vending machines through PayRange app

Canadian iPhone owners should now be able to use Apple Pay at some vending machines, if indirectly by way of a third-party app, according to a Monday announcement.

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