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Server firmware security incident in 2016 forced Apple to sever ties with vendor Super Micro [u]

02/23/2017, 08:02 pm

While there appears to be no breach of Apple's security, the company terminated its relationship with hardware vendor SuperMicro because of concerns about firmware update security, and an update that potentially compromised a Siri server bank, plus the App Store's search server development environment. [Updated]

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Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car firm sues Otto and Uber for stealing key technology

02/23/2017, 06:02 pm

Alphabet's Waymo on Thursday sued Uber and its subsidiary Otto, accusing the companies of stealing key self-driving car patents covering a proprietary light detection and ranging, or LiDAR, system.

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Documents unearthed from early Apple history show shift in company focus from hobbyists to businesses

02/23/2017, 01:02 pm

A series of documents discovered at a thrift store in Seattle examines Apple's mindset in the late '70s and early '80s as it shifted from a hobbyist company to one interested in gathering, and retaining business clients for its Apple II series of computers.

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Apple to expand Seattle AI & machine learning efforts with more space & staff

02/23/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple's Seattle offices -- dedicated partly to work in artificial intelligence and machine learning -- are set to expand both literally and in terms of workforce, a report revealed on Thursday.

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Samsung's 'Galaxy S8+' may challenge Apple with 6.2-inch screen & iris scanner

02/23/2017, 01:02 pm

Samsung is reportedly developing a version of its upcoming "Galaxy S8" that will compete in some respects not just with Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, but also eye-scanning technology only expected in iPhones shipping later this year.

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First Apple store in Argentina said to open in Buenos Aires 2018

02/23/2017, 12:02 pm

Apple's slow expansion plans for the Latin American smartphone market could take its next step sometime next year, with a report claiming the first official Apple store in Argentina could open its doors and commence sales in 2018.

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Lyft expands to 54 new cities, including Des Moines, Amarillo & Topeka

02/23/2017, 11:02 am

Looking to challenge its main competitor in ridesharing, Uber, Lyft on Thursday expanded to 54 more U.S. cities, spanning states like Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Iowa.

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Apple's acoustic imaging technology might replace Touch ID in future iPhones

02/23/2017, 05:02 am

Apple is rumored to replace iPhone's Touch ID home button with alternative bio-recognition hardware when it launches an OLED version of the handset later this year, but the technology enabling that transition is so far an unknown. A patent application published Thursday, however, indicates where the company's research is headed.

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Apple condemns Trump withdrawal of transgender bathroom use protections

02/23/2017, 12:02 am

Apple on Wednesday issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump's recent withdrawal of federal protections for transgender students, condemning the action as an effort that sets back human rights initiatives.

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Which internet-only TV service should Apple device owners use?

02/22/2017, 11:02 pm

People truly wanting to cut the cord now have three major internet TV services to choose from: Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now. All of them support iOS devices and the Apple TV, among other platforms -- which one if any should you consider subscribing to?

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Tim Cook to relocate office to Apple Park, report says

02/22/2017, 09:02 pm

Adding to Wednesday's Apple Park news, a new report claims CEO Tim Cook plans to move his office to the company's futuristic campus later this year, likely when other employees begin the migration from Infinite Loop in April.

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Apple confirms existence of Cambridge Siri R&D lab with new office sign

02/22/2017, 10:02 am

Apple is no longer keeping its Siri research and development office in Cambridge, U.K. a secret, revealing the facility's existence by constructing a sign bearing the company logo beside the building's front door.

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Apple, Foxconn & TSMC consider swooping in on Toshiba's flash memory business

02/22/2017, 09:02 am

Apple, Foxconn, and TSMC are among a group of over 10 companies hoping to win a majority stake in Toshiba's flash memory business, reports say.

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Apple Park's campus auditorium named 'Steve Jobs Theater,' opens later in year

02/22/2017, 08:02 am

As part of the new "spaceship" campus, now called "Apple Park," Apple is commemorating its legendary cofounder, naming the auditorium that overlooks the facility "Steve Jobs Theater."

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Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 to officially be known as Apple Park, 175-acre HQ to open in April

02/22/2017, 08:02 am

Employees at Apple's corporate headquarters will have a new home -- Apple Park -- starting in April, though the migration of more than 12,000 workers will take over six months to complete.

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Apple buys iCloud.net domain, shuts down associated Asian social network

02/21/2017, 09:02 pm

As part of efforts to bring its online assets under one roof, Apple recently purchased iCloud.net from a small Chinese social network, one of the last product related domains not currently under its control.

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Samsung reportedly plans to refurbish, resell Note 7 in emerging markets

02/21/2017, 02:02 pm

Samsung is planning to sell refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 with smaller batteries in emerging markets, according to a South Korean report, in an attempt to mitigate some of the costs incurred as part of the electronic giant's battery-related smartphone recall.

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Third public betas of iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4 arrive from Apple

02/21/2017, 01:02 pm

A day after developers were issued fresh pre-release beta builds of all four of Apple's major platforms, new public betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 are also available to download.

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Verizon agrees to buy core of Yahoo for reduced $4.48B price tag following hacks

02/21/2017, 01:02 pm

Verizon on Tuesday announced a deal to buy the core business of Yahoo for $4.48 billion -- managing to secure a $350 million discount it was pursuing because of two major security breaches, the last of which affected over 1 billion accounts.

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Apple plans $51M expansion of Reno iCloud data center, codenamed 'Project Isabel'

02/21/2017, 11:02 am

Apple's data center operations in Reno, Nev., continue to expand, with the company now pursuing an additional 375,000 square feet of space to power its iCloud services, AppleInsider has learned.

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