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Apple to reportedly reduce new hires amidst slumping iPhone sales

01/16/2019, 05:01 pm

Apple plans to reduce the number of new hires for certain divisions after the company missed revenue guidance for the December quarter on weak iPhone sales, according to a report issued on Wednesday.

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American Data Dissemination Act seeks to legislate how the tech industry uses your data

01/16/2019, 02:01 pm

Senator Marco Rubio has announced the American Data Dissemination Act, a data privacy bill that aims to shore up existing privacy laws and establish a minimum standard for tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook to obey.

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Motorola Razr revival with foldable display could cost more than an iPhone XS Max

01/16/2019, 10:01 am

The Motorola Razr could be making a comeback as part of a deal between Lenovo and Verizon in the near future, but the iconic flip phone's return could introduce a foldable display as part of its redesign, as well as a hefty price tag of $1,500 that outweighs even the iPhone XS Max.

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iPhone X beats out Galaxy S10+ CPU in alleged benchmark testing

01/16/2019, 08:01 am

Supposed Geekbench data for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10+ would put the phone's performance behind its direct competitor, the iPhone XS Max, and even 2017's iPhone X.

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Former Apple exec Scott Forstall discusses creativity in tech, more in interview

01/16/2019, 01:01 am

In a rare interview published last week, Apple's former head of iOS development Scott Forstall discusses a wide range of topics that offer a peek behind the scenes at the company during the genesis of iPod, iPhone, iPad and other landmark devices.

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First Apple & A24 collaboration is Sofia Coppola's 'On the Rocks'

01/15/2019, 03:01 pm

The first collaboration between Apple and film studio A24 will be "On the Rocks," directed by Sofia Coppola with stars Bill Murray and Rashida Jones.

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DuckDuckGo adds Apple Maps integration for local search results

01/15/2019, 12:01 pm

Users of the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo will be seeing local search results with Apple Maps integration, the search engine has confirmed, with the integration of MapKit JS being used both for location-based searches as well as the Maps tab.

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Netflix pushes up Standard & Premium prices in second major hike [u]

01/15/2019, 11:01 am

Netflix on Tuesday announced higher prices for its Standard and Premium tiers, potentially putting the loyalty of its viewers to the test. [Corrected Basic pricing info]

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Apple hardware SVP Johny Srouji under consideration for Intel CEO spot

01/15/2019, 11:01 am

Intel's ongoing search for a new chief executive has taken six months so far and has yet to find the right person for the role, but it is now claimed someone from Apple's ranks is being considered for the position, with hardware lead Johny Srouji claimed to be on the list of potential candidates.

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Apple loses appeal of $439 million verdict in favor of VirnetX

01/15/2019, 10:01 am

On Tuesday the federal U.S. Court of Appeals denied Apple's appeal of a 2016 jury verdict in favor of VirnetX, which initially granted the patent licensing firm $302.4 million in damages.

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Apple working on force-sensing gloves for gesture controls

01/15/2019, 10:01 am

A pair of gloves could potentially be used to control computers and other devices, Apple has suggested, with the incorporation of force-sensing circuitry in clothes offering the opportunity to issue commands by touching other objects in different ways.

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Apple's FoundationDB takes new Record Layer open source, confirms tech underpins CloudKit

01/14/2019, 06:01 pm

Apple database arm FoundationDB on Monday announced the open source release of FoundationDB Record Layer, a relational database management technology that powers CloudKit.

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NBCUniversal set to face Apple in crowded streaming video market in 2020

01/14/2019, 05:01 pm

NBCUniversal plans to launch an as-yet unnamed streaming service in 2020, and could be a force to be reckoned with given the content under its umbrella.

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Face ID, Touch ID unlocks can't be compelled by law enforcement, rules federal judge

01/14/2019, 11:01 am

The police cannot force a person to unlock their iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID, a U.S. federal judge has ruled, a move that effectively provides users the same protection for the biometric security for their devices as previously afforded to passcodes.

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Over 96% of Apple Health Records trial users found it easy to use

01/14/2019, 08:01 am

Apple's Health Records, the company's platform for storing and sharing personal health data between patients and caregivers, has been given very favorable reviews by some of its first users, with a survey revealing the vast majority not only found it easy to use, but helped them understand their health.

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HomePod heads to Hong Kong & mainland China on Jan. 18

01/13/2019, 05:01 pm

The HomePod, available in the U.S. for nearly a year, will at last ship to Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland on Jan. 18, Apple said in a rare Sunday announcement.

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Qualcomm pushed for iPhone exclusivity in response to $1B incentive payment demand, CEO says

01/11/2019, 11:01 pm

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf took the stand to defend his company at a trial with the Federal Communication Commission on Friday, saying the chipmaker pushed for exclusivity on iPhone because Apple demanded a $1 billion "incentive payment" to secure the deal.

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Apple spends $150M a year on United flights, Shanghai is No. 1 destination

01/11/2019, 05:01 pm

A pair of promotional banners created by United Airlines to tout its various business relationships with big-name companies reveals a sneak peek into Apple's global operations, with the tech giant reportedly spending some $150 million each year on flights for employees.

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IMDB and Amazon shifts into free video streaming with ad-supported Freedive

01/11/2019, 09:01 am

Amazon is expanding its video streaming horizons by launching a new service IMDB Freedive, an advertising-supported on-demand service that provides access to movies and TV shows that is separate from its existing subscription and paid Prime Video offering.

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Truck carrying secured Apple payload crashes in San Jose, killing one

01/11/2019, 09:01 am

A box truck carrying "a very special load" for Apple reportedly crashed on Highway 101 in San Jose on the morning of Jan. 9, injuring one man and killing another, 64-year-old Richard Bartolo.

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