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Suspected San Bernardino iPhone penetrators Cellebrite fall victim to server hack

01/12/2017, 04:01 pm

Cellebrite, the Israeli digital forensics firm thought to have provided the FBI with assistance to break the security of the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, has confirmed it has been the victim of a security breach of one of its servers.

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Safari not able to play new 4K videos from YouTube homepage, likely due to VP9 shift

01/12/2017, 03:01 pm

What appears to be Google's shift to the VP9 codec for delivering 4K video on the YouTube homepage is preventing Safari users from watching videos uploaded to the service since early December in full 4K resolution, but not from viewing webpage-embedded videos in the same resolution.

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After $34M in preorders, iOS-connected self-flying drone project Lily crashes, will issue refunds

01/12/2017, 09:01 am

Citing production issues, the makers of Lily -- an autonomous, iOS-connected drone that aimed to simplify aerial photography --have announced that their project has been completely canceled, and refunds will be issued to customers over the next 60 days.

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Apple AirPods concept finalized since at least mid-2015, patent filing shows

01/12/2017, 05:01 am

In debuting AirPods, Apple also introduced a seamless, dead simple Bluetooth pairing method powered by its new W1 chip. A patent application published Thursday appears to detail exactly how the system functions.

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Peter Thiel says 'age of Apple' at its end

01/11/2017, 06:01 pm

Venture capitalist and Facebook board member Peter Thiel in an interview on Wednesday prognosticates the "age of Apple" is at its end, saying the evolution of the smartphone has reached a zenith.

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JetBlue completes fleet-wide rollout of high-speed Fly-Fi

01/11/2017, 04:01 pm

U.S. budget airline JetBlue on Wednesday announced the finished rollout of Fly-Fi, a free in-flight Wi-Fi service that claims to offer faster connections than some paid options like Gogo.

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Apple's AirPods grabbed 26% of wireless headphone sales after launch, report claims

01/11/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple's AirPods have made a sizable impact on the wireless headphone market, according to research from Slice Intelligence, with the audio accessory reportedly capturing more than a quarter of the market.

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Waterlogged landscaping, open Atrium shown in latest 4K drone video of Apple's Campus 2

01/11/2017, 02:01 pm

New drone footage of Apple's Campus 2 construction project from the sky reveals progress is still being made on the development, though the onslaught of rain is making the task of landscaping the area a tougher task for developers.

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Alphabet to sell off Terra Bella satellite unit, impacting Google Maps - report

01/11/2017, 01:01 pm

Google parent Alphabet is reportedly in talks to sell its satellite imaging unit, Terra Bella, in a deal that could impact the future of Google Maps and competition with Apple's own Maps app.

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Here's every Apple HomeKit product announced at CES 2017 coming later this year

01/11/2017, 11:01 am

Apple itself may not show up to CES, but about a dozen companies came to this year's show with a range of HomeKit-capable products from smart lighting products to home security. Here's a complete guide to everything HomeKit unveiled at CES 2017.

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Samsung vice chairman a suspect in South Korean bribery probe

01/11/2017, 10:01 am

A South Korean prosecutor's office is set to interrogate the head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, as part of a wider influence scandal involving the country's President Park Geun-hye and her close friend, Choi Soon-sil.

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Apple loses mechanical engineer responsible for original MacBook Air enclosure to Tesla

01/11/2017, 09:01 am

Matt Casebolt, one of Apple's key hinge designers, and the key designer of the original MacBook Air mechanical design has departed Apple, and is now working at Tesla.

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Apple's 'Designed by Apple in California' book now available in more countries

01/10/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple's recently released photo-book, "Designed by Apple in California," is now available in a number of additional global markets, continuing an expansion from what was initially a limited run.

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Tesla hires architect of Apple's Swift as VP of Autopilot Software

01/10/2017, 05:01 pm

Shortly after it was revealed that Swift creator Chris Lattner is planning to leave Apple later in January, Tesla on Tuesday announced it has hired the expert away from Cupertino to serve as Vice President of Autopilot Software.

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Sonos CEO to depart company after 14 years amid increased competition

01/10/2017, 04:01 pm

The CEO of wireless speaker maker Sonos, John MacFarlane, is resigning from the company he founded in 2002 due to increased competition from the likes of Amazon and other wireless speaker makers, a move that could potentially influence a close partnership with Apple.

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Programmer who spearheaded Swift to exit Apple [u]

01/10/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple's director in charge of Xcode, Swift, and other development tools -- Chris Lattner -- will be leaving the company later in January, according to an announcement through the official Swift mailing list.

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Following Apple's decline, Foxconn reports first sales dip in 25 years

01/10/2017, 01:01 pm

Foxconn, Apple's main assembly partner, on Tuesday declared its first-ever annual sales decline since going public in 1991, something reportedly linked to weak demand from Apple prior to the arrival of the iPhone 7.

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Apple again named Greenpeace's most environmentally-friendly company

01/10/2017, 09:01 am

Activist group Greenpeace has deemed Apple the world's most environmentally-friendly technology platform company for a third consecutive year, ranking it highly even next to fellow "A" grade firms Google and Facebook.

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Apple patent paves way for iPhone with full-face display, HUD windows

01/10/2017, 06:01 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent detailing technology that allows for ear speakers, cameras and even a heads-up display to hide behind an edge-to-edge screen, a design rumored to debut in a next-generation iPhone later this year.

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Apple plans Milan flagship store at historic Piazza del Liberty

01/09/2017, 07:01 pm

Apple is planning to build a new underground flagship retail store in Milan's historic Piazza del Liberty, or Liberty Square, that will involve the construction of an outdoor amphitheater and stunning water features.

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