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First public betas of Apple's iOS 10.2.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.3 supplied to testers

12/15/2016, 02:12 pm

Registered members of Apple's public beta program can now access their first builds of iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3, one day after they were provided to developers.

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Yahoo says more than 1B accounts hacked in 2013 security breach

12/14/2016, 07:12 pm

Yahoo, still reeling from a hack that impacted more than 500 million accounts earlier this year, on Wednesday revealed another one billion accounts were compromised in a separate attack dating back to 2013.

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Long-distance wireless charging firm Energous partners with Apple supplier Dialog

12/14/2016, 05:12 pm

Energous, a startup specializing in long-distance wireless charging, recently inked a deal to develop and market hardware components through longtime Apple chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor, suggesting a future iPhone might support similar technology.

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Apple's Tim Cook takes close seat to Donald Trump at tech summit

12/14/2016, 05:12 pm

As anticipated, Apple CEO Tim Cook was among a number of tech executives who attended a summit with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, securing a close seat on the 25th floor of Trump Tower in New York City.

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Apple hit with $2 million verdict in Calif. retail employee rights class action suit

12/14/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple has lost a class-action suit, that accused it of denying retail workers sufficient breaks, and paying final paychecks in some cases months too late and as a result, Apple must pay $2 million into a fund to pay for the lawyers, and compensate those wronged by its actions.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting with Donald Trump, Elon Musk privately after NYC tech summit

12/14/2016, 11:12 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected at President-Elect Donald Trump's tech leaders meeting in New York City, and will be participating in a longer discussion including Elon Musk after the larger discussion concludes.

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Apple recruits engineers from Berlin-based automotive mapping firm Here

12/14/2016, 10:12 am

Apple has poached at least six engineers from Berlin-based mapping company Here -- owned by German automotive firms Audi, BMW, and Daimler -- and may have a Maps team based in the city, according to a report.

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As ax awaits Apple's AirPort, wide swath of Netgear routers found subject to serious vulnerability

12/14/2016, 09:12 am

Nearly all recent Netgear home routers have a serious flaw, allowing nefarious hackers to take control of a router and use it for denial of service attacks after the router's owner simply visits a malicious website.

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Apple posts 'Designed by Apple in California' promo video to YouTube

12/13/2016, 06:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday posted the promotional video for its new "Designed by Apple in California" monograph, originally viewable via an embedded player on its website, to the company's official YouTube channel.

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Apple website warns against counterfeit & third-party power accessories

12/13/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple has quietly updated its support website to warn people against using counterfeit batteries and power adapters, or even just some third-party options in general.

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Apple's Tim Cook takes 11th on list of 'Best-Value' CEOs

12/13/2016, 11:12 am

On Tuesday Apple's leader, Tim Cook, placed 11th in a Bloomberg ranking of CEOs considered to be the best value to their companies in terms of pay versus performance.

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Alphabet joins Apple in scaling back self-driving car plans, could launch ridehailing service by end of 2017 [u]

12/13/2016, 09:12 am

In a decision drawing parallels with Apple, Alphabet is reportedly ratcheting down its goals for self-driving cars, scrapping plans to build a vehicle without pedals or a steering wheel -- at least for the foreseeable future. [Updated with Alphabet's Waymo spinoff announcement]

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Apple AirPods now available to purchase, deliver Dec. 21

12/13/2016, 09:12 am

After a series of delays, Apple's long-awaited AirPods are now available to purchase from the company's online store, with the first deliveries scheduled to arrive just days before Christmas.

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Apple considering new 'flagship' store at Arizona's Scottsdale Fashion Square

12/12/2016, 02:12 pm

Apple is reportedly considering a new "flagship" store in the Arizona city of Scottsdale, near Phoenix, specifically in the region's popular Fashion Square mall.

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Verizon turns down Note 7 'kill' update as Apple rejects 'Samsung Pay Mini' at App Store

12/12/2016, 12:12 pm

Verizon won't be joining other U.S. carriers in pushing out a "kill" update for the fire-prone and now defunct Samsung Galaxy Note 7, according to an announcement. In the meantime, Apple has allegedly rejected a "Samsung Pay Mini" app at the iOS App Store, possibly deflecting competition for Apple Pay.

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Irish legislature invites Tim Cook, other Apple execs to hearing on $14.5B EU tax ruling

12/12/2016, 10:12 am

An Irish legislative committee is reportedly optimistic that Apple CEO Tim Cook will accept an invitation to attend a late January hearing, which will examine the European Commission's ruling that Ireland must collect $14.5 billion in back taxes from the iPhone maker.

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More reports suggest Apple's AirPods will see pre-Christmas release

12/12/2016, 09:12 am

According to some Apple Retail sources, Apple's AirPods may show up for sale in the next couple of days, but nearly immediately go on back-order, because of limited product availability.

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Swift 3.1 coming in spring 2017, focus quickly switching to Swift 4

12/12/2016, 08:12 am

Apple's Swift team is aiming to have version 3.1 of the programming language ready next spring, after which it will fully turn its attention to Swift 4, according to a recent blog post.

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Apple activates iCloud.com Calendar spam reporting feature

12/12/2016, 12:12 am

Apple on Sunday instituted a new junk content reporting feature on its iCloud.com web portal, the first step in what appears to be an activation of countermeasures against iCloud Calendar spam invites users began to receive in volume last month.

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Apple's Tim Cook among tech executives meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday - report

12/11/2016, 08:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be among several high-profile tech executives attending a summit with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, taking place at Trump Tower in New York City, according to a report.

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