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Apple Pay VP says Australian banks short-circuited adoption by sidestepping talks

02/10/2017, 12:02 pm

The VP in charge of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, criticized hold-out Australian banks in an interview published on Friday, arguing that they were too quick to jump to legal action rather than talk with Apple.

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Apple's Tim Cook visits UK's Regent Street store, Tate gallery & ustwo Games, talks 'fake news' in interview

02/10/2017, 09:02 am

As a part of his ongoing European tour, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday visited the U.K.'s famous Tate Britain gallery as well as "Monument Valley" developers ustwo Games, and discussed the issue of fake news in an interview with "Good Morning Britain." On Friday he also appeared at the company's flagship store in the country, based on Regent Street in London.

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B&O Beoplay H4 $299 wireless headphones launch with iOS app, Apple Watch controls

02/09/2017, 02:02 pm

B&O Play has launched the Beoplay H4 wireless headphones, the Bang & Olufen brand's cheapest wireless option in its over-ear headphone range, with users able to alter the settings of the headset from an Apple Watch.

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Researchers find iCloud storing Safari history & Google search data for years, Apple now deletes data older than 2 weeks

02/09/2017, 11:02 am

iCloud-stored Safari browser history was discovered to be stored on iCloud and accessible by an update to a newly-updated forensics data gathering suite for over a year even after deletion -- but Apple has already taken steps to rectify the problem.

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Apple begins recruiting for unannounced store in downtown Vienna [u]

02/09/2017, 10:02 am

Apple's rumored store in the Austrian capital of Vienna was confirmed on Thursday, as the company posted job listings for an unspecified location in the city [updated with confirmation].

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Apple's Tim Cook talks Brexit & more with UK Prime Minister Theresa May [u]

02/09/2017, 09:02 am

In a Downing Street meeting on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May discussed a variety of topics, including local Apple investments and May's plans to withdraw her country from the European Union following a 2016 referendum [updated with more info on Cook's UK visit].

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Future Apple Watch owners might exchange data with a handshake or fist bump

02/09/2017, 05:02 am

An Apple patent application uncovered on Thursday details a method of triggering the automatic exchange of information between two wearables with a simple greeting gesture, like a wave or fist-bump.

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Apple invents stretchable display backed by mesh-like elastomer

02/09/2017, 05:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application hinting at the company's plans to build an advanced iPhone, or other personal device, with an exceedingly flexible display.

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Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs as inspiration, immigration executive order at University of Glasgow

02/08/2017, 03:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at his honorary degree ceremony at the University of Glasgow, discussing what motivations graduates should use for employment, President Trump's immigration executive order, and Steve Jobs as his main professional inspiration.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Glasgow, Scotland store prior to honorary degree award

02/08/2017, 02:02 pm

On his way to receive an honorary degree at University of Glasgow, Apple CEO Tim Cook stopped by the Glasgow Buchanan Street Apple store for about 15 minutes.

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Sharp said to take lead role in $7 billion US manufacturing plant construction

02/08/2017, 09:02 am

A long-discussed manufacturing plant, said to be built by Apple manufacturer Foxconn or its subsidiary Sharp, may break ground as soon as the summer of 2017 with Sharp at the helm, according to a new report

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See how Apple's growth in Greater China could once again top European revenue

02/07/2017, 10:02 pm

Apple's success in Greater China has wavered slightly over the last year, with the region now bringing in less revenue for the company than Europe, but data suggests the market has every chance of bouncing back and re-overtaking Europe's sales figures.

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Apple seeks to position Metal as part of new 3D graphics standard for web

02/07/2017, 10:02 pm

Apple's WebKit team on Tuesday proposed a new Community Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that will focus on developing a new standard API, perhaps based on Metal, for accelerating GPU-based 3D graphics and general computation for the web.

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Apple v. Samsung remanded back to court where legal battle began

02/07/2017, 05:02 pm

After five years and a through America's legal system, including a sojourn to the highest court in the land, Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung is returning to where it began.

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Apple VP of enterprise sales makes unexpected departure

02/07/2017, 04:02 pm

An Apple vice president responsible for government and enterprise sales, John Solomon, has reportedly left the company for reasons unknown.

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Apple Pay now accepted by 36% of US merchants, is most common mobile payment platform

02/07/2017, 04:02 pm

Displacing former leader PayPal, Apple Pay is now the most commonly accepted mobile payment platform among U.S. merchants, according to newly-published survey data.

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Shielding on updated LG UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 displays fixes RF interference, crashes

02/07/2017, 12:02 pm

The shielding applied to LG's UltraFine 5K display is effective in eliminating the radio frequency interference problem induced by Wi-Fi routers, as well as other high-power transmitters like cellular towers "blocking" the same frequency, according to AppleInsider examinations.

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Apple's Tim Cook extends European tour to Germany, third French store & more

02/07/2017, 11:02 am

Apparently embarking on a broader European expedition, Apple CEO Tim Cook made his way to Germany on Tuesday, after having also visited a third retail store in France.

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Apple's W1-equipped wireless BeatsX headphones ship Feb. 10

02/07/2017, 10:02 am

After popping up in assorted stock trackers on Monday, the BeatsX W1-equipped headphones will be available for purchase in the U.S. on Feb. 10, with a pair of new colors arriving at some point in the future.

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Apple's Campus 2 repeatedly delayed by emphasis on perfecting small details, profile says

02/07/2017, 09:02 am

A Tuesday profile of Apple's upcoming Campus 2 headquarters -- said to be lining up for a spring opening -- suggests that much of the reason for the project's delay was Apple managers' insistence on refining small, normally inconsequential details.

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