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New vulnerability exploits password recovery system on Netgear routers & modems

01/31/2017, 12:01 pm

Most of Netgear's home and small business router and modem models are affected by a vulnerability in their password recovery system, which could potentially let a hacker assume control or install a botnet, according to a security firm.

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Apple reportedly nears completion of second retail store in Cologne, Germany

01/31/2017, 10:01 am

While still unannounced, a photo appears to confirm that Apple is on the verge of opening second store in Cologne, Germany.

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Apple patents detail augmented reality device with advanced object recognition, POI labeling

01/31/2017, 05:01 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents that together describe a mobile augmented reality system capable of detecting its surroundings and displaying generated virtual information to users in real time.

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North Carolina requires test takers disable MacBook Pro Touch Bar for bar exam [u]

01/30/2017, 04:01 pm

Prospective lawyers wanting to attend February's North Carolina Bar Examination will have to disable the Touch Bar if they're bringing along Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro, according to an announcement.

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Dropbox releases office suite Paper out of beta, launches Smart Sync

01/30/2017, 04:01 pm

Dropbox has launched two new tools for its users, with the collaborative-working service Paper exiting beta, and Smart Sync allowing users to more selectively synchronize files between the cloud storage service and individual Mac and PC desktops.

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Trump administration's work visa plans could shake up recruiting at Apple, other US tech firms

01/30/2017, 12:01 pm

The draft proposal of an executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump could drastically alter the hiring practices of tech companies like Apple, a report said on Monday.

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Fitbit to cut $200M in jobs & expenses after encroaching Apple Watch sales cut into market

01/30/2017, 11:01 am

Fitbit -- Apple's main competition in the wearables space -- announced a reorganization on Monday in the aftermath of a weak fourth quarter, that includes the layoff of 6 percent of its workforce.

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New Apple Campus 2 'spaceship' construction project 4K drone flyover shows progress on landscaping, canopies

01/30/2017, 09:01 am

The latest footage of Apple's new 'Campus 2' headquarters shot by a drone reveals developers are continuing to make progress, with signs of work on the canopies, walkways, and plants around the campus buildings despite recent poor weather.

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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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