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FBI reportedly inflated statistics on encrypted cellphone threat

05/22/2018, 10:05 pm

The FBI has for months bemoaned the threat encrypted cellphones pose to ongoing investigations, saying investigators were locked out of some 7,800 devices last year. A new report, however, claims the agency's figures are grossly inflated.

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Apple to live stream WWDC 2018 keynote on June 4

05/22/2018, 05:05 pm

As it has done in years past, Apple will present live streaming coverage of the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 keynote event, offering those unable to attend a glimpse at this year's upcoming software platform updates.

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Apple confirms WWDC 2018 keynote for June 4 at 10 a.m.

05/22/2018, 12:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued press invitations to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, scheduled for June 4 at 10 a.m. at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

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Starbucks app ahead of Apple Pay in U.S. mobile payment user adoption

05/22/2018, 11:05 am

Starbucks may be leading Apple in the U.S. mobile payments market with the coffee chain said to have more users who made a payment using its app than Apple Pay.

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Sony buys controlling stake in EMI for $2.3B to become world's largest music publisher

05/22/2018, 09:05 am

Sony has announced it will be buying a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing as part of the company's plan to increase its revenue from streaming media services like Apple Music.

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Razer launches Mac compatible Core X eGPU for $299

05/22/2018, 03:05 am

Gaming hardware specialist Razer on Tuesday released the Razer Core X, an all-new external GPU enclosure that, thanks to Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, is compatible with Macs running macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra.

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Intel promises fix for new 'Variant 4' Meltdown, Spectre vulnerability

05/21/2018, 08:05 pm

Industry woes over Meltdown and Spectre continued this week when Google and Microsoft on Monday revealed a newly discovered silicon-level vulnerability impacting chips used in millions of computers, including those marketed by Apple.

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Apple staring down possibility of new per-employee tax in Cupertino

05/21/2018, 06:05 pm

Apple's home city of Cupertino is considering a per-employee tax to generate funds for city infrastructure, and the tech giant might be among those companies impacted by the regulations.

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Why you shouldn't worry about radiation from your Wi-Fi router or iPhone

05/21/2018, 02:05 pm

There's a lot of bad "science" floating around about radio frequency and electromagnetic field exposure from Wi-Fi routers and the wireless network that your iPhone accesses. AppleInsider delves into the subject, and the actual science behind it.

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Ossic bails on $3.2 million Kickstarter and Indiegogo '3D headset' project [u]

05/21/2018, 01:05 pm

A maker of unreleased 3D-sensing headphones, Ossic, is shutting down and leaving thousands of Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers in the lurch.

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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign programming deal with Netflix

05/21/2018, 12:05 pm

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce films and series for Netflix, apparently denying Apple the opportunity.

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Apple dips one spot to #4 in 2018 Fortune 500 rankings, leads in profits

05/21/2018, 10:05 am

Even with continued growth, Apple has slipped to fourth place in this year's Fortune 500 chart, which ranks the biggest U.S.-based corporations in terms of revenue.

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CallKit iPhone apps pulled from Chinese App Store amid new government crackdown

05/21/2018, 08:05 am

Apple is starting to remove apps from the App Store in China that integrate with CallKit, in response to moves by the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to enforce cybersecurity regulations.

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App Roundup: Fortnite for iOS, Tweetbot 3 for macOS, WhatsApp, eBay, more!

05/19/2018, 08:05 am

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

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Apple and Samsung rest cases patent damages trial, jury to decide on Monday

05/19/2018, 02:05 am

Lawyers in the -- maybe -- final Apple v. Samsung trial presented their respective closing arguments on Friday, with Apple fighting to persuade jurors that Samsung's infringement of two utility and three design patents is worth more than $1 billion. Samsung argues it should pay $28 million, at most.

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This week on AI: Apple v. Samsung returns, six-month iPhone X review, Irish tax bill payouts & more

05/19/2018, 12:05 am

Apple's legal battles with Samsung and the European Union roared back to life this week. The company also hit a new milestone with Apple Music, and we took a second look at the iPhone X -- a gamble on the future of smartphones.

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Apple restarts Barclays, PayPal Credit financing options in the UK

05/18/2018, 08:05 pm

Apple this week reinstated product financing alternatives, as well as an informational webpage detailing such purchases, for UK customers shopping on the company's online storefront after the options were made temporarily unavailable.

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Tidal looking into possible data breach as it denies inflating Beyonce & Kanye West streams

05/18/2018, 12:05 pm

Troubled music service Tidal is hiring a third-party security firm to investigate a possible data breach, amid accusations it inflated streaming figures for albums by Beyonce and Kanye West.

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Apple makes first payment of $15.3B disputed Irish tax bill to escrow account

05/18/2018, 11:05 am

Apple has started to pay off its $15.3 billion tax bill to Ireland, the country's Finance Minister has confirmed, transferring the first $1.76 billion payment to an escrow account.

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Apple HomePod competitor Sonos lays off 96 employees ahead of expected IPO

05/18/2018, 12:05 am

Wireless speaker manufacturer Sonos on Thursday revealed plans to cut 96 employees from its workforce in a bid to boost profitability, a move that comes just ahead of an expected initial public offering said to be valued in the billions.

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