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Apple removes iCloud Activation Lock status tool from website

01/28/2017, 09:01 pm

For reasons unknown, Apple has taken down the iCloud Activation Lock status page on its website, which used to offer a convenient method of determining whether a used iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Apple Watch was stolen.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook pledges support to employees affected by President Trump's immigration order

01/28/2017, 07:01 pm

In the wake of executive orders from U.S. President Donald Trump limiting immigration from a group of seven countries, Apple CEO Tim Cook has written to employees to reaffirm the company's pro-immigration stance, and advising affected staff will receive support from its human resources and legal teams.

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This week on AI: New beta builds, Apple sues Qualcomm in China, possible U.S. Foxconn plant and more

01/28/2017, 03:01 am

Apple released its first betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 this week, promising a slate of new features such as a "Find My AirPods" feature and Night Shift for the Mac. We also got a hint of secret projects underway at the company, and the possibility of a $7 billion Foxconn plant in the U.S.

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Apple honored with Louis Braille Award for efforts in device accessibility

01/27/2017, 11:01 pm

The Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Friday featured Apple as a corporate honoree at the 57th annual Louis Braille Awards, a ceremony that recognizes those who contribute to the blind and visually impaired community.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Sen. Orrin Hatch, lunches with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

01/27/2017, 09:01 pm

As President Donald Trump settles in at the White House, Apple chief Tim Cook this week visited Washington, D.C., to meet with Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and take a dinner with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

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Tim Cook sells another $3.6M batch of Apple stock

01/27/2017, 08:01 pm

Continuing a planned stock selloff that began earlier in January, Apple CEO Tim Cook this week sold a chunk of 30,000 AAPL shares worth $3.64 million, bringing his full-week total to nearly $11 million.

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Satechi USB-C Power Meter shows power usage of devices connected to MacBook ports

01/27/2017, 11:01 am

Satechi has launched its USB-C Power Meter, a device that aims to protect MacBooks from potential damage caused through unsafe cables and accessories, by providing users with accurate readings of power drawn through the connection.

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Apple competitor Alphabet earnings up on Google, YouTube & hardware, supplier Intel sees profits dip

01/27/2017, 10:01 am

Apple rival Alphabet saw its revenues grow dramatically in the December quarter, while Intel -- a key Apple supplier -- saw mixed results, in spite of delivering more parts in the form of wireless chips for the iPhone 7.

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Chrome 56 for macOS offers faster reload times, clearer HTTP warnings, security updates

01/27/2017, 09:01 am

The latest release of Chrome offers macOS users a number of performance and security improvements, with version 56 of the Google-developed browser claimed to make page reloads 28 percent faster than before.

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Microsoft claims Windows licensing gains are chipping into Apple's 'premium' computer market

01/27/2017, 09:01 am

Licensing of Windows to PC makers was up 5 percent in the December quarter, according to Microsoft CFO Amy Hood, driven in part by sales of "premium" devices over $900 -- a category Apple's Macs have traditionally enjoyed a comfortable position in.

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AppleInsider podcast talks about macOS, iOS betas and 'iPhone 8'

01/27/2017, 09:01 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mikey talk about what's new in macOS and iOS betas, the rumors surrounding 'iPhone 8' and TouchID, and a series of Qualcomm lawsuits with Apple.

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Second hacker who targeted celebrity Apple accounts sentenced to 9 months in prison

01/26/2017, 09:01 pm

A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to hacking into the Apple email and cloud storage accounts of multiple celebrities in 2014 was on Thursday sentenced to nine months behind bars.

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Apple releases first macOS 10.12.4, iOS 10.3 betas for public testers, with 'find my AirPods,' APFS

01/26/2017, 01:01 pm

After just two days in developer's hands, Apple has made the betas for iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 Sierra available for all registered in the public testing program.

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Facebook adds macOS-compatible USB security keys for cryptographic account security

01/26/2017, 12:01 pm

As part of a security and privacy revamp, Facebook is offering users worried about their privacy and potential account compromises a new authentication procedure, one that relies upon a physical security key to perform extra authentication before an account can be accessed.

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Apple rumored to start construction on second Belgian store in Bruges

01/26/2017, 09:01 am

Apple may be working on a new Belgian store, this time in the city of Bruges, according to claims made on Thursday -- though firm evidence of the project has yet to appear.

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Qualcomm accuses Apple of money-grabbing, confirms chip supply will continue despite lawsuits

01/25/2017, 08:01 pm

Amid a withering barrage of lawsuits from Apple, Qualcomm during a quarterly conference call on Wednesday reaffirmed it believes the basis of the Cupertino tech giant's legal complaints improperly conflate a commercial dispute with regulatory issues.

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Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy reportedly joins Apple in undisclosed role

01/25/2017, 05:01 pm

The co-founder and former CEO of the network-connected security camera producer Dropcam, Greg Duffy, has reportedly been hired by Apple for an undisclosed position, with added speculation he could be heading up an unannounced project within the company

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Apple, NV Energy forge deal to build 200MW Reno data center solar farm

01/25/2017, 02:01 pm

Apple and NV Energy on Wednesday announced a deal to build an extra 200 megawatts of solar power in Nevada, aimed at supporting the former's Reno data center, with a target completion date of early 2019.

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T-Mobile calls DirecTV Now 'barely watchable,' offers switchers from AT&T a free year of Hulu

01/25/2017, 12:01 pm

T-Mobile taking advantage of the issues surrounding AT&T's DirecTV Now, by changing a promotion that offered new customers migrating from AT&T a year's DirecTV Now subscription to include a free year of Hulu.

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US CPSC working to improve battery safety standards following Samsung Note 7 debacle

01/25/2017, 09:01 am

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging producers of lithium-ion batteries to modernize their safety standards, in order to minimize the possibility of faulty batteries causing fires in consumer devices, in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall fiasco.

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