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Topic: General

Researcher accuses Apple of ignoring iCloud brute-force attack for 6 months

09/25/2014, 09:09 am

A security researcher who discovered a brute-force attack against Apple's iCloud service in March -- similar to the "iBrute" vulnerability that surfaced in conjunction with the celebrity photo hacking scandal earlier this month -- says that the company refused to address the flaw for months after he reported it.

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Google's Schmidt says Samsung had iPhone 6-like product last year, calls Apple competition 'brutal'

09/24/2014, 09:09 pm

During an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt was grilled on the launch of Apple's iPhone 6, but played off the record debut by saying Samsung got there first.

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Apple acquires e-magazine publishing firm Prss to bolster Newsstand [update: confirmed]

09/23/2014, 05:09 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Apple has purchased erstwhile magazine app authoring firm Prss in what appears to be an "acquihire" for talent and resources.

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Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson to launch gadget delivery service, report says

09/23/2014, 04:09 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, former Apple SVP of Retail Ron Johnson is looking to open an on-demand delivery service for electronic devices, a sector currently being explored by the likes of Amazon, Google and others.

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Apple customer service hit by massive traffic spike one day after iPhone 6 launch

09/22/2014, 06:09 pm

While Apple's customer service team was able to cope with expectedly high traffic on iPhone 6 launch day, the company was apparently overwhelmed by callers a day later, causing wait times to increase to over 20 minutes.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook shares 'optimistic' views on reversing climate change & selling green products to consumers

09/22/2014, 03:09 pm

Taking part in the Climate Week NYC kickoff on Monday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook expressed a self-described "optimistic" outlook on his company's ability to affect climate change, saying that he believes that consumers, when given the choice, will do the right thing and buy green products.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear at WSJDLive conference in October

09/19/2014, 03:09 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook will take top billing in appearing for an interview at the first-ever WSJDLive technology conference, to be held in California in late October.

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Apple chose to handle iOS 8 rollout with own content delivery network

09/18/2014, 06:09 pm

With its rollout of iOS 8 on Wednesday, Apple opted to handle a majority of traffic through its in-house content delivery network (CDN) instead of meting out traffic to third-party systems.

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Apple invents bone conducting EarPods for better iPhone noise cancellation

09/18/2014, 06:09 am

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of iPhone voice calls, Apple is investigating a unique take on bone conduction technology that uses sensor-laden EarPods and multiple microphones to cancel out unwanted noise.

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Tim Cook touts new Apple privacy policies in open letter to customers

09/17/2014, 09:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated its customer privacy webpage to reflect new security initiatives, highlighting a letter written by CEO Tim Cook, who restated the company's business is in selling products, not harvesting data.

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Tim Cook explains consolidation at Apple in new interview

09/17/2014, 06:09 pm

A new profile of Apple published Wednesday offers a behind-the-scenes look at what has changed since the death of cofounder Steve Jobs, including how CEO Tim Cook navigated a series of internal shakeups to arrive at the company we see today.

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Apple 'never' planned to use sapphire covers for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus - report

09/17/2014, 08:09 am

Despite much wishful thinking on the part of enthusiasts and even members of the tech press, full sapphire screen covers were never in the cards for Apple's iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, a new report reveals.

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Apple to introduce app-specific passwords for iCloud-connected titles

09/16/2014, 10:09 pm

Come October, Apple's iCloud will have yet another layer of protection, as the company is scheduled to implement app-specific passwords for third-party programs tying in to the cloud service.

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Full Tim Cook interview with Charlie Rose available to stream online

09/16/2014, 08:09 pm

After the second segment of a two-part Charlie Rose interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook aired on Monday, full versions of both are now available for streaming online.

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Apple activates two-step authentication for iCloud Web portal

09/16/2014, 06:09 pm

In a bid to secure its online consumer services, Apple on Tuesday activated two-factor authentication for iCloud.com access, allowing only basic access to Find My iPhone for those opted-in to the security layer.

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Appellate court rejects $368 million VirnetX patent victory over Apple

09/16/2014, 01:09 pm

Patent holding company VirnetX's infamous $368 million win over Apple --which most notably resulted in changes to FaceTime that riled consumers --has been thrown out by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after review.

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Misfit announces Flash, an affordable $49 wearable fitness and sleep tracker

09/16/2014, 11:09 am

Fitness tracking hardware and software firm Misfit on Tuesday announced Flash, a reworking of the company's Shine activity monitor designed for durability and a more attractive price of entry.

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Apple's patented physics-based iPad GUI translates file size into mass, supports intuitive gestures

09/16/2014, 05:09 am

In its quest to humanize computers and digital user interfaces, Apple has invented a physics-based GUI that assigns mass to files and folders based on their data size, allowing for novel, yet intuitive, user interactions.

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Apple to limit iPhone 6 NFC to Apple Pay, restrict developer access

09/16/2014, 04:09 am

According to a report on Monday, Apple is restricting developer access to the NFC module found in the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, limiting the component to first-party Apple Pay services only.

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Tim Cook talks consumer privacy, diversity and Apple philosophy in interview

09/15/2014, 07:09 pm

In the second segment of a two-part interview with Charlie Rose, Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses privacy issues, workplace diversity, Apple's driving philosophy and the company's tie-up with rock band U2.

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